Tuesday, June 01, 2021

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Something Is Killing Florida's Manatees in Record Droves

2KGizmodo / 7h
Florida’s iconic manatees are in danger. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said last week that as of May 21 almost 750 manatees have already died this year. Read more...

Google Photos unlimited free storage ends today – here's what to do

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
It's June 1, which means the big Google Photos storage change is here – here's what you need to do.

Power Up 4.0 RC Airplane Kit as Reviewed by an 8-Year-Old

300+How-To Geek / 9h
The Power Up 4.0 RC Airplane Kit promises to be so easy to fly, anyone can do it. you just attach a paper airplane, and away you go. To test that theory, I had my eight-year-old son fly the plane and write a review for it. Spoiler alert: He loves it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Daily Crunch: Wefox CEO says $650M Series C was ‘much more than we wanted to raise initially’

TechCrunch / 9min
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello, and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 1, 2021. We’re back from a long weekend here in the United States, which means that the blog has been humming all day. Today’s tech and startup news had a fun mix of the old going new ( 7-Eleven adding EV charging points

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

TechCrunch / 9min
Despite a recent history of uneven cash flow and moderate growth, SaaS customer experience management platform Sprinklr has filed to go public. In today’s edition of The Exchange , Alex Wilhelm pores over the New York-based unicorn’s S-1 to better understand exactly what Sprinklr offers: “Marketing and comms software, with some machine learning built in.” Despite 19% growth in revenue over the la

Come on and Slam, and Welcome to the Space Jam: A New Legacy Funko Pops

Gizmodo / 12min
Space Jam: A New Legacy is nearly upon us, and if the company’s wild mishmash of nightmarish Warner Bros.-affiliated tie-ins and Bugs, Daffy, and new best friend LeBron James pinging themselves around a WB server to play basketball wasn’t enough, well, so cometh the inevitable tie-in such brand crossover demands: the… Read more...

2022 BMW iX xDrive50 pricing revealed for 300 mile all-electric SUV

SlashGear / 17min
BMW has priced up its new, all-electric SUV, with the 2022 BMW iX xDrive50 set to arrive in the US come Q1 of next year. The dual-motor SUV EV will have all-wheel drive as standard and 516 horsepower on tap, BMW says. It’ll be capable of 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds as a result. For those who think that’s just … Continue reading

Months from the release of Dune 2021, the 1984 version gets a 4K release

Ars Technica / 20min
Everything you get when you buy the new release of Dune (1984). [credit: Arrow Films ] The controversial yet memorable 1984 film adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal 1965 science fiction novel Dune will be released in 4K and HDR for the first time on August 31, thanks to a new 4K UltraHD Blu-ray set from distributor Arrow Films. According to Arrow Films , the upcoming release was mastered from t

ViacomCBS Avoided Nearly $4 Billion in Tax on Franchises Like Spongebob and Star Trek: Report

Gizmodo / 24min
Paramount Pictures has found a way to avoid paying taxes on franchises including Spongebob Squarepants , Mission: Impossible , and Star Trek by routing revenue from international licensing through a complicated network of foreign subsidiaries, according to a new study. Read more...

Why the Citi Rewards+ is great for college students

The Points Guy / 28min
Citi is a TPG Advertising Partner. The Citi Rewards+® Card launched in January 2019 with some notable features. While perhaps not as luxurious as other cards , these features make it a great option for college students looking for their first credit card. Are you a TPG beginner? Make sure to sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide . We take a look at why the Citi Rewar

Minecraft update to add a copper, glow ink, and a goat!

SlashGear / 38min
This month the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update (part 1) will deliver some game-changing additions to the game. This update will add the long-awaited glow squid (with glow ink), a couple of new creatures (axolotl and goat), and a set of new blocks: amethyst, dripleaf, and copper. This update also adds a new craftable tool: Spyglass, and a new “lightning … Continue reading

American Airlines extends systemwide upgrades through mid-2022

The Points Guy / 43min
Not yet ready to take a long-haul flight? Well, American Airlines has your back. The Fort Worth-based carrier is rolling out an extension for its systemwide upgrades that were originally slated to expire this year. In a statement shared with TPG, a AA spokesperson said that “we are pleased to share with our elite AAdvantage members that all active systemwide upgrades scheduled to expire in 2021 w

You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

Gizmodo / 48min
Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you… Read more...

Now Chromebooks can use Google's Nearby Share feature

Engadget / 50min
Google has started rolling out Nearby Share to Chrome OS devices.

Lego Masters Season 2 Judges Tease Curious Builds and Covid Filming Challenges

Gizmodo / 54min
A person in possession of just six Lego bricks can create almost a billion different combinations . So when you consider the second season of Fox’s reality competition show Lego Masters gives the contestants 5 million bricks to choose from, the scope and variation of the creations becomes almost unfathomable. “There… Read more...

JBS: World's largest meat supplier hit by cyber-attack

400+BBC News - Technology / 57min
The ransomware attack may mean delays for some customers in the US, Canada and Australia, the firm says.

Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside’: A Comedy Special and an Inspired Experiment

NYT > Technology / 57min
Using cinematic tools other comics overlook, the star (who is also the director, editor and cameraman) trains a glaring spotlight on internet life mid-pandemic.

Another major cruise line unveils plans to restart in Alaska

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The Points Guy / 57min
Make that six major cruise lines that have announced plans to restart Alaska sailings this summer. Luxury line Silversea on Tuesday said it would resume cruises to The Last Frontier out of Seattle on July 29 with a single ship, the 596-passenger Silver Muse. The vessel will operate 10- and 11-night, round-trip voyages to the Southeastern Alaskan towns of Ketchikan, Juneau, Wrangell, Skagway and S

China Is Furious That Americans Are Considering the Lab Leak Hypothesis

500+Futurism / 1h
Chinese researchers are increasingly frustrated in the recent popularization of the lab leak hypothesis, which is the notion that the coronavirus may have first infected humans after accidentally escaping from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Most recently, a list of 18 American, Canadian, and European researchers published a letter in the journal Science calling for another investigation into th

Twitter’s acquisition strategy: Eat the public conversation

TechCrunch / 1h
Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Evan J. Zimmerman is the founder and CEO of Drift , a genomics software company, and chairman of Jovono , a venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor CFIUS Cometh: What this obscure agency does and why it matters to your fund or startup The last few months have been interesting for Twitter. After years of no innovation at all, Twitter is making big product

Editor-in-Chief of Top Medical Journal Steps Down Over Podcast That Downplayed Racism

Gizmodo / 1h
Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association—one of the foremost publishers in the scientific world—is stepping down at the end of the month, following recent controversy over how the journal and one of its editors dismissed the issue of racism in medicine. Read more...

LEGO CON event revealed

SlashGear / 1h
The first ever official LEGO CON event was revealed this week with a promise of 2 hours of non-stop LEGO action. The LEGO Group said that LEGO CON would take place on June 26, 2021, at noon-2PM ET / 9-11AM PT. This event will cover LEGO VIDIO, Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, DOTS, Minecraft, Harry Potter, and Super Mario. LEGO CON … Continue reading

Google really wants you to use Chromebook’s Nearby Share feature

SlashGear / 1h
Google is rolling out its previously-announced Nearby Share feature for Chromebooks, making it easier for Chromebook users to share content with Android devices and other laptops running Chrome OS. Not quite sure what to do with the new tool? The company is helping inspire users to give Nearby Share a try by highlighting the ways the team behind the feature … Continue reading

Astrophysicist Says Alien UFO Theories Are Stupid

Futurism / 1h
University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank is not impressed by recent reports of UFOs. In an opinion piece for The New York Times , Frank argues that concluding extraterrestrial life is behind these recent reports would be foolish. The piece is yet another instance of experts coming forward to refute the idea that aliens could be behind recent sightings of unexplained objects soaring throu

Shortages loom as ransomware hamstrings the world’s biggest meat producer

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Matthew Stockman / Getty Images ) A ransomware attack has struck the world’s biggest meat producer, causing it to halt some operations in the US, Canada, and Australia while threatening shortages throughout the world, including up to a fifth of the American supply. Brazil-based JBS SA said on Monday that it was the target of an organized cyberattack that had affected servers supp

You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

Gizmodo / 1h
The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called “Co-op Ride,” created by… Read more...

AMD 3D Chiplet technology: meet the future of processors

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
AMD's Lisa Su introduced the company's latest innovation during her Computex 2021 keynote: 3D V-Cache. Does it point to the future of processor innovation?

The James Webb Space Telescope launch is delayed (again)

SlashGear / 1h
NASA has pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, another delay for the Hubble successor, though the aim is still to have the huge and complex instrument heading to its new home in space before the end of the year. The team behind the telescope project – a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) … Continue reading

Invites are now going out for the TPG App — and you can still get access

The Points Guy / 1h
We announced the waitlist for the TPG App just a few short weeks ago — and today’s the day that our early adopters can begin downloading the iOS app! There has been a ton of excitement around the release of the app, and to ensure the best user experience, we are sending out invites in batches. However, if you haven’t joined the waitlist yet, you’re in luck! There’s still time to get early access

Should You Be Worried About the 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Passing by Earth Today?

Lifehacker / 1h
Today, even as you struggle to focus on work after the extended weekend you hopefully enjoyed, a giant space rock is screaming through space within a “potentially hazardous” distance of Earth. The chances of a resultant armageddon are (and always have been) exceedingly thin, as the asteroid 2021 KTI is passing within… Read more...

Watch DOOM Eternal running on an NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti

SlashGear / 1h
While today’s announcement of the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards may have been bittersweet considering the current hardware shortage, there’s certainly reason to be excited about these new cards. Both cards, which are launching later this month, offer a boost in performance over their non-Ti counterparts, and now we’re getting to see just how capable the … Continue reading

The iPhone 13's Battery Is Rumored to Be Up to 18% Bigger... Just in Time

Gizmodo / 1h
The iPhone 13 rumors keep streaming in . Apple prognosticator Ming-Chi Kuo recently hinted bigger batteries were coming , but it looks like we now have an idea of how much bigger. Read more...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Channels Superbad With Seth Rogen's Release Date Reveal

Gizmodo / 1h
The brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be released August 11, 2023. We know this because Rogen revealed it on his Twitter by posting a photo straight out of Leonardo’s notebook. Read more...

Firefox's latest design minimizes distracting notifications and messages

Engadget / 1h
With Firefox's latest redesign, Mozilla says it became obsessed over reducing "distractions, extra clicks and wasted time."

Why you won’t be able to swim at this new 10-story-high, see-through pool

The Points Guy / 1h
The world’s first elevated, transparent swimming pool opened in London, spanning the gap between two large high-rise buildings that offer luxury apartments to the wealthy — and simultaneously widening the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Exclusive views from the heated rooftop pool include the River Thames, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, but not just anyone can enjoy them. A

Firefox updates privacy protections in 'all-new' browser

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Mozilla's all-new Firefox features a simpler and cleaner design to help users stay productive and focus on the task at hand.

American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades Extended Through July 2022

View from the Wing / 1h
I reported two weeks ago to expect announcements from American Airlines at the start of June extending systemwide upgrade expiration again and offering further incentives for earning elite status this year. It appears that the American Airlines IT shop is out ahead of their Corporate Communications team, because systemwide upgrades have already been extended in accounts . Continue reading ...

Tesla Makes Cars in Texas but Has to Re-Import Them to Sell in the Lone Star State

Gizmodo / 1h
The Texas legislature adjourned on May 31 without making any changes to the state’s auto dealer franchise laws—meaning that the only way for Tesla to sell electric cars made at its forthcoming factory in Austin will be to ship them out of state and re-import them. Read more...

How Long Does Immunity From the COVID Vaccines Last?

Lifehacker / 1h
If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you’ve probably breathed a sigh of relief. But how long can you expect that feeling to last? The CDC has yet to hazard a guess as to the durability of post-vaccine immunity on their website , but a few studies have given us some clues. Read more...

Ditto raises $1.5 million to help teams collaborate on copy

TechCrunch / 1h
Even as remote software uptake has boomed during the pandemic, certain workflows have gotten prioritized for specialized toolsets while other team members have been left piecemealing their productivity. Employees designing the copy that directs users and encapsulates company messaging have been particularly forgotten at times, say the founders of Ditto , a young startup building software focused

Microsoft has more Xbox Series X stock, but only for Xbox Insiders

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SlashGear / 2h
Back at the beginning of May, Microsoft revealed its Console Purchase Pilot program as a way to combat the frenzy associated with restocks and allow people the chance to actually buy an in-demand Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. The Console Purchase Pilot program is only available to Xbox Insiders and is something like a lottery where those Insiders … Continue reading

Showtime’s latest Dexter trailer reveals serial killer’s new alias

SlashGear / 2h
Showtime is reviving one of its hit shows, Dexter, with a limited series that will give fans a proper conclusion to the story we first saw years ago. In its latest teaser trailer for the mini-series, viewers are introduced to Jim Linsday, a seemingly normal and congenial man who gets along well with his neighbors in some small snow-covered town. … Continue reading

I love 'The Bold Type,' but it's a decade late

Mashable / 2h
Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. I love The Bold Type , but it frustrates me endlessly. Over the years, the Freeform dramedy about three young women working at a magazine has displayed a maddening disregard for verisimilitude, and for the most part that adds to its charm. But with the final episodes now airing, I can’t hel

Unit tests an easier way for workers to organize

TechCrunch / 2h
Work looks wildly different today than it did a year ago. In tech, every bit of the workplace has been tweaked to fit our new remote world. From scaling accountability and onboarding remotely to figuring out what old perks can be made socially distant — myriad decisions have been made at the hands of the employers. An early-stage startup thinks it’s time to give some of that decision-making power

How to Automate Docker Security Audits with Docker Bench for Security

How-To Geek / 2h
Docker’s convenient, but it can be a security risk, too. It’s important to protect Docker Engine against possible threats, especially if you’re running a Docker host in production. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Rimac's Electric Hypercar Costs $2 Million, and There's Only 150 Being Made

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How-To Geek / 2h
Croatian sports car maker Rimac has officially unveiled the production version of its Concept Two (C_Two) electric hypercar, the Nevera. The car packs a profound amount of power and features into the car, and given its $2 million price point, that makes sense. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Banana! Fitbit Launches 'Minions' Fitness Tracker for Kids

How-To Geek / 2h
Teaching kids to build healthy habits is a serious challenge, but Minions could give them the motivation they need. Fitbit now sells a Minions-themed Ace 3 fitness tracker for kids and will soon add Minions badges to the Fitbit app to celebrate fitness milestones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

9 Novels That Put a Spin On Popular Fairy Tales

How-To Geek / 2h
We all grow up reading classic fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Wizard of Oz. Here are a few novels that put a spin on stories from your childhood. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Wyze Really Sucks: Opens Up Pre-Orders for a $119 Stick Vacuum

How-To Geek / 2h
Following hot on the heels of its handheld vacuum, Wyze is opening pre-orders for a cordless stick-style vacuum. It offers a lot of power, at 150 AW, for not a lot of money. You can reserve one today for just $119. Just keep in mind, the price will go up later. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Raspberry Pi RP2040 Gets a Real Price, and It's a Dollar

How-To Geek / 2h
The Raspberry Pi Foundation kicked off 2021 with the Pi Pico, a microcontroller built on the new RP2040 chip. Now, the British board maker is selling individual units of the RP2040 for just $1 each, providing an accessible new platform for hardware developers during a global chip shortage. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use strace to Trace System Calls and Signals

How-To Geek / 2h
Tracing a computer program is not reserved for only those who have the source code, can read it, and know how to use a debugger. Any Linux user can trace an executable with strace. Find out how! Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Grab Your Bricks---LEGO CON is Coming

How-To Geek / 2h
There are conventions for just about everything these days, and now there’ll even be one for LEGO. That’s right—everyone’s favorite brick-building company just announced the first ever totally virtual LEGO CON, scheduled for June 26. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

[Update: All Android TV Devices] Apple TV Arrives on NVIDIA Shield Streaming Devices

How-To Geek / 2h
What’s the best place to watch Apple TV? If you ask me, it’s the NVIDIA Shield. The Apple TV app is now available on NVIDIA Shield TV streaming devices with support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant, and Shield’s 4K AI upscaling. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Case for Actually Measuring Your 'Pinch' of Salt

Lifehacker / 2h
Much like chemistry, getting “good” at cooking is really about consistent, reproducible results, which usually requires a fair amount of measuring (at least at first). The more you cook, the less you’ll have to measure—but it is always best to arm yourself with more knowledge rather than less. Read more...

Sweet Tooth Will Make You Fall in Love With an Adorable Deer Boy

Gizmodo / 2h
There’s so much content being released these days it’s tough to keep track of what’s good and what isn’t worth your time. One thing that can help a project stand out above another is a nice, solid recommendation and has io9 got one for you: Netflix’s adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC comic Sweet Tooth . It’s phenomenal. Read more...

There’s Hope for American Movie Theaters After All

Wired / 2h
Covid-19 closures put movie chains in a tough spot. A Quiet Place Part II’s box office performance shows they could find their way out of the woods.

Burning Container Ship Covers Beaches With Horrible Toxic “Snow”

Futurism / 2h
Downstream Wreckage The western coastline of Sri Lanka is utterly blanketed in billions of plastic pellets, potentially coated in toxic chemicals, after one of the worst ecological disasters to ever face the small island country. Debris floated ashore after an explosion rocked a nearby container ship , the MV X-Press Pearl, that had caught fire and burned for over a week, The Washington Post repo

You can blame your passengers for this deleted Tesla feature

SlashGear / 2h
Tesla’s cost-cutting with the Model 3 and Model Y continues, but Elon Musk says there’s data to back up the removal of some of the EVs’ features. In fact, while you may not think much of adjusting the seat settings when you or your passengers get into your electric car, it turns out Tesla is keeping track of a lot … Continue reading

Space Junk Has Blasted a Hole in a Key Space Station Tool

Gizmodo / 2h
Low Earth orbit can be a dangerous place, as a recent incident involving Canadarm2 confirms. Read more...

How to Find the Best Online Prices Using Microsoft Edge

Lifehacker / 2h
Microsoft’s Edge browser has become a major rival to Google Chrome, providing users a similar browsing experience that exists (mostly) outside of Google’s tracking and advertising infrastructure and which carries lower resource requirements. One of Chrome’s lingering benefits, though, is its built-in Google Shopping… Read more...

'iCarly' is all grown up in trailer for Paramount+ revival

Mashable / 2h
After nearly a decade, Miranda Cosgrove returns to the role of Carly Shay, a teenager who created a wacky web series with her friends. In Paramount+'s iCarly revival, Carly is starting her show up again with the help of her brother Spencer (Jerry Trainor) and friend Freddie (Nathan Kress). Along for the ride are two new characters: Carly's roommate Harper (Laci Mosley) and Freddie's stepdaughter

Big Tech sues Florida, saying social media law violates First Amendment

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | s-cphoto ) Trade groups representing Facebook, Twitter, and other major websites have sued Florida to block a state law that makes it illegal for social media companies to ban politicians. The industry groups say the law violates the First Amendment—and legal experts have said the same, as we've previously written . Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into la

This giant new cruise ship will have 22 decks, 6 pools and a record-breaking slide

The Points Guy / 2h
It won’t be quite the world’s biggest cruise ship. But it’ll be close. MSC Cruises on Monday said the massive new vessel it has on order for delivery in late 2022, MSC World Europa, would be 22 decks high — four decks higher than the current size leader in the cruise world, Royal Caribbean ‘s Symphony of the Seas . It’ll also be 1,093 feet long, making it longer than any other MSC Cruises vessel

Disney Cruise Line could be restarting soon in wake of key CDC approval

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The Points Guy / 2h
Get your Mickey ears, ready — and your pirate outfits! The restart of Disney Cruise Line sailings out of Port Canaveral, Florida might be just weeks away. The cruising arm of travel giant Disney has won approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a so-called “test cruise” out of the port in late June — a precursor to restarting regular departures for the fir

Razer will take the stage at E3 2021 to debut some new hardware

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Razer has announced that it will hold a keynote during E3 2021 where it will debut some new gaming hardware.

China Now Allows Couples to Have Three Children

Futurism / 3h
Third Child China’s government announced on Monday that couples are allowed to have a third child, signaling concerns over declining population growth in the most populous country in the world. In 1980, China first implemented a one-child-per-household policy to ensure the government is able to keep up with a rapidly growing population. In 2015, the government announced it will allow couples to h

The Apple TV App Is Now Available on Nvidia Shield TV Devices

Gizmodo / 3h
After Google and Apple reached a deal to bring the Apple TV app to Android TV devices late last year, this week Nvidia has now added support for Apple TV to its Shield TV devices . Read more...

David Lynch's Troubled, Doomed, Fascinating Dune Movie Is Coming to 4K

200+Gizmodo / 3h
Love it or hate it—and its director certainly hates it— David Lynch ’s 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert ’s science fiction classic Dune is unlike any other movie. Lynch’s young but already idiosyncratic vision, paired with his inexperience directing a massively budgeted sci-fi epic blockbuster, clashed constantly with… Read more...

Waking up earlier could slash depression risk, even for night owls

SlashGear / 3h
Getting up an hour earlier in the morning may substantially reduce your risk of developing major depression, according to a new study from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The findings were based on the analysis of a huge body of data, including genetic information from 23andMe, sleep wearable data, and more. The study, which also involved researchers from Harvard … Continue reading

Organize Your Fridge Like You're a Goddamned Adult

Lifehacker / 3h
We organize storage areas like our closets, drawers, and garages, but the refrigerator tends to be neglected. Of all the spaces to keep organized, though, the refrigerator is the only one that’s time sensitive. Read more...

Borderlands movie teases Cate Blanchett’s Lilith

SlashGear / 3h
After being announced years ago, filming on the Borderlands movie has finally been underway for a couple of months now. A lot of the specifics about the movie are still being kept under wraps for now, but we know who all of the principal cast members are. Today, we got our first teaser image from the movie, and it centers … Continue reading

WarnerMedia and Discovery’s post-merger name is… Warner Bros. Discovery

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Engadget / 3h
While those involved don't expect the deal to close until partway through next year, the proposed entity already has a name.

First look: What it was like to fly JetBlue’s new Mint business class

The Points Guy / 3h
Today, June 1, marks a new chapter for JetBlue. The airline has long offered one of the top domestic business class products , even landing JetBlue a major win in the TPG Awards . Now, with Tuesday’s update, Mint just became world-class, ready to compete with some of the very best . With its next-generation product now flying, the airline is officially ready for its long-haul debut. For now, you’

Google Pixel 6 could stabilize the camera game

SlashGear / 3h
The next Pixel smartphone from Google was tipped this week to get a camera system complete with next-level stabilization. Given Google’s effective changing of the game with the first Google Pixel smartphone and computational photography, the device maker’s work with cameras in each new Pixel device is worth paying attention to. While this is not the first time a gimbal … Continue reading

Thousands of New York Drivers Create Worker-Owned Version of Uber

100+Futurism / 3h
True Ridesharing On Sunday, New Yorkers looking for a ride found themselves with a new alternative to Uber or Lyft: a ride-hailing service called the Drivers Cooperative that’s owned and operated by the drivers themselves. The Drivers Cooperative’s founders told The New York Times that they see their new project as a way for drivers to escape what they describe as exploitation on the part of Uber

NBA Team Trapped In Hotel As Violent Protestors Pursue Conservative Provocateur

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 ...

Battlestar Galactica's Bear McCreary Knows What Concert Nerds Have Been Missing

1KGizmodo / 3h
Here’s what you need to know about Bear McCreary , the legendary-in-his-own-time composer for Battlestar Galactica , The Walking Dead , Outlander , and so much more: there’s a part of him that’s bummed he’s not playing a concert right now. Thankfully there’s a fix for that; as io9 can exclusively reveal, he has a new BSG … Read more...

This Bobcat Family Calling a Burned Out Tree Home Is All of Us

Gizmodo / 3h
In a part of California badly scorched by the devastating Woolsey Fire , the National Park Service found three bobcat kittens —bobkittens, if you will—inside the charred cavity of an oak tree. It’s a sweet sign that animals are finding ways to adapt to the climate crisis, but also a sad reminder that they shouldn’t have… Read more...

Clever Maker With Hand Tremors Turned a Smartphone Gimbal Into a Soldering Iron Stabilizer

Gizmodo / 3h
Instead of giving up on hardware hacking after developing a hand tremor that hindered their ability to do precise soldering, Jonathan Gleich leveraged their maker skills to come up with a very clever solution: a re-purposed smartphone gimbal that now holds and stabilizes a soldering iron . Read more...

Xiaomi’s 200 W phone charger goes from 0-100% in 8 minutes

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Xiaomi's charging demo. That's a wattage meter on the left. (credit: Xiaomi) Xiaomi has just showed off a new high mark for smartphone charging: a 200 W charging system. The company demoed "Xiaomi HyperCharge" in a new Twitter video this weekend, saying that the new tech can rocket a phone from empty to full in eight minutes. That's about as long as a trip to the gas station. These quic

Huge Amazon sale: deals on the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and more ahead of Prime Day

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Amazon's latest sale has Prime Day-like deals on its best-selling devices like the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and more

Rimac Nevera is a 1,914hp all-electric hypercar with a wild $2.4m price

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SlashGear / 4h
Rimac has revealed its latest all-electric hypercar, with the Nevera taking the C_Two concept and turning it into a $2.4 million rocket for the road. It’s been three years and a whole lot of work – and promises – to evolve the original concept car into something Rimac says is ready for production, but the Nevera already looks like something … Continue reading

The Air Force Seems to Be Investing Heavily in SpaceX’s Starship

Futurism / 4h
Wink Wink In its 462-page “justification book” on how it plans to spend its $200 billion budget, the US Air Force suggested that it’s allocating almost $50 million in the development of the SpaceX Starship. Even though the Air Force didn’t mention the Starship by name, it did mention its interest in specific capabilities that only Starship could feasibly provide, Ars Technica reports , including

NASA delays the James Webb Space Telescope launch again

Engadget / 4h
As things stand, it'll take place a few weeks after the previous planned date of October 31st.

4 proven approaches to CX strategy that make customers feel loved

TechCrunch / 4h
Rebecca Liu-Doyle Contributor Rebecca Liu-Doyle is principal at Insight Partners , a global private equity and venture capital firm. Her focus areas include high-growth software, marketplaces, and consumer internet. Customers have been “experiencing” business since the ancient Romans browsed the Forum for produce, pottery and leather goods. But digitization has radically recalibrated the buyer-se

Venrock’s Camille Samuels is joining us to judge Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch / 4h
The team at TechCrunch is preparing for another epic Startup Battlefield competition this year at Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23 , and we’re assembling a superstar team of judges that will choose the winner who gets to take home $100K and the Disrupt Cup. We’re thrilled to have Venrock’s Camille Samuels join us as one of our esteemed Battlefield judges at our second virtual Startup Battlefield.

Microsoft’s WinGet 1.0 released for real: Here’s why you want it

SlashGear / 4h
At long last, WinGet 1.0 is out in the wild, courtesy of Microsoft. This piece of software allows users to more readily work with 3rd-party applications on the regular by seeking out updates for said applications outside of the Microsoft Store. The release of this software is a sign that Microsoft is not only ready to believe that people want … Continue reading

Bird Flu Virus Spreads to Human in China

100+Futurism / 4h
Officials in China have reported the first human infection of the H10N3 bird flu strain today, Reuters reports , citing the hospitalization of a 41-year-old man in the eastern city of Zhenjiang on April 28 It’s a stark reminder that novel coronaviruses aren’t the only pathogens that pose a threat to humans. However, the chance H10N3 infecting a human is still extremely low, according to the offic

Pirelli puts a wireless sensor in its new tire for the McLaren Artura

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / The new McLaren Artura plug-in hybrid supercar will be the first production car to use tires with built-in monitoring sensors. (credit: McLaren) When the McLaren Artura reaches the road later this year, it will do so riding on the world's first "Cyber Tires." Made by Pirelli, the tires feature an evolution of the tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that are now fitted to new cars. N

'Tell Me Why' is free for Pride Month

Engadget / 4h
Starting today through to the end of June, you can download Tell Me Why for free.

How to Live a Greener Life Without Losing Your Mind, With Laurie David and Heather Reisman

Lifehacker / 4h
This week we’re taking baby steps toward living a greener lifestyle with help from activists and filmmakers Laurie David and Heather Reisman. Laurie is an environmental activist and an award-winning documentary film producer, having produced the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, and Heather is the CEO of Canada’s… Read more...

Crysis Remastered Trilogy revealed, but it isn’t all good news

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SlashGear / 4h
Last year, in the depths of COVID-19 pandemic, Crytek released Crysis Remastered for consoles and PC. As it turns out, that was just Crytek’s first act when it comes to revisiting the Crysis trilogy. Today, the company confirmed that it will be remastering the second and third Crysis games and releasing them all in one compilation called the Crysis Remastered … Continue reading

Move over, TikTok. Paste Keyboard tops the App Store.

Mashable / 4h
You thought it took algorithmic brilliance and app-native influencers to top the App Store charts? Nope. Apparently, all it takes is a quick little copy and paste tool. According to Cult of Mac, TikTok had been sitting pretty at the top of the iOS App Store charts since April 2020. (There was a brief disruption in its reign in August 2020, when YouTube snagged the top spot.) But on May 30, the ke

Newly Revealed Emails Show Utilities Are Desperate to Avoid Gas Bans

Gizmodo / 5h
The fight to ban natural gas in new buildings is heating up—and so is the opposition. Newly revealed documents show that the gas industry is behind state lawmakers’ coordinated resistance. Read more...

Mysterious cyberattack cripples world's largest meat supplier

Engadget / 5h
JBS shut down some processing plants Tuesday after an “organized cybersecurity attack."

Coinbase Card users will soon get Apple Pay and Google Pay access

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Coinbase users will be able to use its card to make payments and gain rewards via Apple Pay and Google Pay wallets.

After 75,000 Echo arbitration demands, Amazon now lets you sue it

Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / An Amazon Echo smart speaker. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images ) Amazon quietly changed its terms of use last month, dropping a clause that forced customers into arbitration. Now, people can sue the company individually or in a class action. The change apparently was brought about by a surge in arbitration demands over revelations that Amazon’s Echo devices were sometimes rec

Microsoft Bing search might finally be getting a little useful

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Microsoft's search engine is getting a new assistant bot designed to help make searches easier for Bing users.

Netflix's top 10 most-watched movies ever are a weird bunch

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Netflix has updated its list of the top 10 most-popular original movies on the service, and there are some strange choices.

eBay and PayPal Finally Break Up for Good

Gizmodo / 5h
It looks like the nearly two-decade-long relationship between eBay and PayPal has quietly come to a close. Read more...

Molecule.one grows its drug synthesis AI platform with a $4.6M seed round

TechCrunch / 5h
Polish computational chemistry outfit Molecule.one has raised $4.6 million to expand its quest to bring theoretical drug molecules to reality. Its machine learning systems predict the best ways to synthesize potentially valuable molecules, a crucial part of creating new drugs and treatments. Molecule.one went onstage at Disrupt SF 2019’s Startup Battlefield , where they explained the difficulty f

Former head of Alphabet’s Loon joins Starship Technologies as new CEO

TechCrunch / 5h
Autonomous robotics company Starship Technologies has a new CEO. The company on Tuesday said Alastair Westgarth, the former CEO of Alphabet’s Loon, would be leading the company as it looks to expand its robotics delivery service. Westgarth previously headed Loon, Alphabet’s experiment to deliver broadband via high-altitude balloons, from 2017. The project shut down for good at the beginning of th

Why You Should Use a Salt-Free Dry Rub

Lifehacker / 5h
I have never bought—never imagined I would buy—a seasoning blend that bragged about being “salt-free.” (“Couldn’t be me,” as the kids say.) I love salt—and have an ever-growing collection of sodium chloride to prove it. So I was slightly shocked and mildly scandalized when not one , but two BBQ guys suggested I use a… Read more...

I just opted out of Amazon Sidewalk: Here’s how and why

SlashGear / 5h
Amazon Sidewalk launches this month, but I just headed into the Alexa app to make sure I wasn’t automatically enrolled into the controversial shared neighborhood network. Part of Amazon’s Echo and Ring products, Sidewalk makes big promises about more resilient connectivity, useful features like lost object tracking, and even helping get new smart home devices online. At the same time, … Continue

You could wait 8 hours at the airport on your next trip; here’s why

The Points Guy / 5h
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing for countries to adopt standardized digital COVID-19 screening processes at their airports. If they don’t, the organization says travelers could face waits up to eight hours as vaccination records and test results are verified. “Without an automated solution for COVID-19 checks, we can see the potential for significant airport disrupti

How Loki Shapeshifted From Nordic Folklore to a Marvel Icon

Gizmodo / 5h
There are more than 800 years between the stories of Viking god Loki first being written down and his arrival (in the superb Tom Hiddleston) in the Marvel cinematic universe in 2011’s Thor . The new Disney+ series Loki , set to be released on June 9, is primed to explore more antics of Thor’s trickster brother as he… Read more...

MSI teases ‘limited edition’ RTX 3090 Suprim GPU at Computex 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The 35th anniversary graphics card will likely be in short supply at launch

Twitter is testing full-screen ads in Fleets

Engadget / 5h
Twitter is testing ads in Fleets, its Instagram Stories-like feature. The ads are the first time the company has experimented with vertical video.

'Crysis Remastered Trilogy' is coming to PC and consoles this fall

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Engadget / 5h
You'll be able to pick up the reworked versions of all three games separately.

Get a 2-year VPN subscription for under $45

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Invest in a VPN with SurfShark. As of June 1, get a two-year subscription for $42.74 , a total savings of 85.3%. If you haven't invested in a VPN yet, now's the time to snag a great deal on a two-year subscription. When you connect to the web via SurfShark VPN, you’ll be covered with military-grade AES-256-GCM encryption and IKEv2 and OpenVPN protocols. SurfShark also offers a CleanWeb™ fe

Space Debris Blasts Hole in Space Station’s Robotic Arm

Futurism / 5h
Battle Scars Crewmembers on the International Space Station found something alarming during a routine inspection in May: a tiny hole punched into the side of Canadarm2, the space station’s robotic arm provided by the Canadian Space Agency. Apparently a small piece of space junk — pieces of garbage from other satellites or rocket launches whizzing around the planet at dangerously high speeds — mus

eBook: Treating Data As A Product

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Snowplow explains how data teams can deliver data as a product to empower the business and build a successful data culture

PS5 might get Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support after all – here's why (UPDATED)

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision could come to PS5, as Microsoft confirms no exclusivity deal is in place.

Teens Might Actually Watch These Sex Ed Videos From Planned Parenthood

Lifehacker / 5h
We know it’s important to have not just one talk about sex with our kids, but lots of micro-talks : talks about their bodies, puberty, sex, and consent, starting when they’re young and expanding upon these topics as they get older. However, even if we’re open with our kids from the very beginning, and even if they know… Read more...

No, an Asteroid the Size of a Skyscraper Isn't Going to Hit Earth, Sorry

Gizmodo / 5h
Earthlings often get nervous (or get their hopes up) about asteroids careening towards Earth. Such is the case this week, as headlines trumpet the danger of a “potentially hazardous” asteroid the size of the Space Needle along with four other space rocks. Fortunately for the worry-warts and unfortunately for nihilists… Read more...

ROM site owner made $30,000 a year—now owes Nintendo $2.1M

Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Artist's conception of Nintendo's reaction to the summary judgment. The now-unemployed owner of a shuttered ROM distribution site has been ordered to pay $2.1 million in damages to Nintendo after trying and failing to defend himself in the case. In September 2019, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles resident Matthew Storman over his operation of RomUniverse.com, which offered p

EA will reveal the next Battlefield game on June 9th

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Engadget / 5h
EA and Dice will share a first look at the next Battlefield game on June 9th.

The 8-in-1 Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp is on sale for $60 off at Walmart

Mashable / 5h
SAVE $60: The 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi Tendercrisp Pressure Cooker is on sale at Walmart for just $169 as of June 1 — that's 26% off its $229 MSRP. We'd never be so bold as to say that grilling is overrated. But we also couldn't blame you if you'd rather stay holed up in the air-conditioned, mosquito-free comfort of the great indoors this summer while someone else flips the burgers and brats over a

Lufthansa reopens first-class lounge in Frankfurt with reduced food and beverage offering

The Points Guy / 5h
Lufthansa has finally reopened one of its first-class lounges in Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The German airline’s two first-class lounges in Frankfurt — in Pier A and Pier B — had been closed for the past 12 months, as passenger traffic dropped as a result of the pandemic. In that period, Lufthansa either retired or put into long-term storage a number of aircraft with first-class cabins , further re

Google Photos free unlimited storage has ended: What you need to know

SlashGear / 6h
Google Photos no longer offers free, unlimited photo and video uploads, with the controversial change to how backup counts against your account storage coming into effect today. Until now, Google had allowed an unlimited amount of photos and videos to be saved to Google Photos – at “High Quality” – without that taking up space in your free or paid … Continue reading

Mars Rover Snaps Photo of Shimmering Multicolored Clouds

100+Futurism / 6h
Cloud Gazing NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has taken a series of photographs of gorgeous multicolored clouds , shimmering in the evening Sun on Mars. The images could help scientists understand when, how, and why clouds form in the Martian sky — and, needless to say, it’s also just a beautiful shot. Overcast Clouds work a differently on Mars. Thanks to the planet’s extremely thin and dry atmosphere

Google offers Chrome users more choice over controversial new targeted ads system

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Google's new targeted ad system becomes optional in browser previews.

Fitbit rolls out new health and fitness tools, but only for some users

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Update will roll out soon for Fitbit Sense and Versa 3, with new snore tracking for a sample of Fitbit Premium users.

How to Tell the Difference Between a Spam Email and a Scam

Lifehacker / 6h
By law, companies are supposed to give you an opt-out option for unsolicited emails using an “unsubscribe” button or link. The only problem? Scammers do the exact same thing —except the button or link contains malware that will steal your personal information. Here’s a look at how to spot the difference, and whether… Read more...

The Human Toll of Bearing Witness

NYT > Technology / 6h
Smartphone videos are tools for bearing witness and holding the powerful to account. But they come at a cost.

Opting for a debt round can take you from Series A startup to Series B unicorn

TechCrunch / 6h
Mario Ciabarra Contributor Mario Ciabarra, founder and CEO of Quantum Metric , is a computer scientist and tech entrepreneur helping organizations align the entire product lifecycle for many major global brands with a single version of customer-defined and quantified truth. Debt is a tool, and like any other — be it a hammer or handsaw — it’s extremely valuable when used skillfully but can cause

Nintendo Switch Pro reveal date tipped pre-release

SlashGear / 6h
The latest leaked plan for Nintendo’s next-generation console suggests a streamed event this week. The next Nintendo Switch is rumored to come with an advanced touchscreen display, significantly improved graphics abilities, and a new NVIDIA processor inside. A leak this week suggests that Nintendo could be ready to release this (as yet unannounced) console as early as July of 2021. … Continue rea

Here’s when Battlefield 6 will be revealed

SlashGear / 6h
Ever since DICE and Electronic Arts confirmed that a new mainline Battlefield game is coming later this year, there’s been one question on the mind of every Battlefield fan: when will the new game be revealed? DICE hasn’t talked much about the game yet, but that’s all going to change soon, as today the studio confirmed when the next Battlefield … Continue reading

The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

SlashGear / 6h
Samsung and AMD are teaming up for a new Exynos mobile chipset, baking in RDNA 2 graphics that might upend the longstanding assumption that Snapdragon Galaxy phones are automatically more powerful. Samsung offers different versions of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships for different locations, in some places relying on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets while other regions get Samsung’s own … Con

Score 5 useful Mac apps for only $35

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Beef up your Mac with these five useful tools and apps. As of June 1, a bundle including all five is just $34.99 when you use the code ALLSTARMAC. Macs are powerful devices, but they can always get better. From saving you time to boosting your productivity to keeping your personal information safe and secure, premium Mac apps can truly take your Mac’s performance from good to excellent. An

Webb telescope launch date slips again

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / The mirror of the James Webb, with its individual segments unfolded into place. (credit: NASA ) The James Webb Space Telescope won't launch as scheduled on Halloween this year—which is definitely a trick rather than a treat for the space community. However, the delay may only be a few weeks. Last summer, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) set an October 31, 2021 , launch date for

Tesla Model S and X infotainment systems are powered by AMD

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
At Computex 2021, AMD’s Dr Lisa Su revealed that RDNA 2 graphics and Ryzen APU power the new Tesla Model S and X.

Battlefield 6 reveal date set – but what will we see?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The official reveal for the next Battlefield game is taking place on June 9.

Twitter to begin pilot testing Fleet ads starting today

TechCrunch / 6h
Ads are coming to Twitter’s version of Stories, known as Fleets . The company announced today it will began pilot testing Fleet ads in the U.S., which will bring full-screen, vertical format ads to Twitter for the first time, allowing it to better compete with the vertical ads offered across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, among others. The new Fleet ad

This Free Noise Cancelling App Makes Calls And Video Conferences Crystal Clear

Futurism / 6h
If you’ve been working from home a lot over the last year, you’re acutely aware of just how noisy your homes (and the homes of your colleagues) can really be. And if you don’t have the ability to convert any of your rooms into a soundproof office, and don’t feel like taking your calls in a closet, you might think you don’t have any options. But with the Krisp noise cancelling app, you can turn an

Mask Resister Spit At, Kicked Passengers Because She ‘Lives In A Democratic Country’

View from the Wing / 6h
On Ryanair's flight from Ibiza, Spain to Milan, Italy on May 26th, a woman returning home went into a rage after being asked to wear her face mask properly. The woman in an open shirt, short shorts, and her mask below her face started yelling at passengers who wanted her to don the mask, and spit on passengers as well. For her part, the woman responded with a video in Italian saying she was 'frus

Battlegrounds Mobile India could release on June 18 - here's why

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Krafton has not officially announced an official release date for Battlegrounds Mobile India yet, but it has been releasing teasers hinting at various aspects of the game to create a buzz

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Her Relationship With Tarot, and a Magical New Kickstarter

Gizmodo / 6h
Whether you assign any faith to the mystical fates of a deck or just appreciate the often lavish artwork that goes into interpreting the arcana, tarot has seen a resurgence in popularity recently, especially in fandom circles . But now a new collection of arcana cards wants to give the fates a literary twist, and is… Read more...

Elon Musk: SpaceX Will Be Launching From Floating Platforms by 2022

Futurism / 6h
Deimos Launch According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the space company could be launching its Starship spacecraft from a ocean spaceport as soon as next year. “Ocean spaceport Deimos is under construction for launch next year,” the billionaire tweeted over the weekend, referring to one of two deepwater oil rigs his company purchased last year. The rigs, named Deimos and Phobos after Mars’ two moons,

‘Lego Builder’s Journey’ will hit PC and Switch on June 22nd

Engadget / 6h
The puzzle game was initially an Apple Arcade exclusive.

Nvidia Shows Off Its New Gaming Flagship GPU

Gizmodo / 6h
While they almost certainly won’t solve the shortage of graphics cards on their own, today Nvidia announced two new members of the RTX 30-series family with its new 3080 Ti and 3070 TI GPUs. Read more...

Johnson & Johnson Forced to Pay $2.1 Billion in Baby Powder Cancer Case After Supreme Court Denial

Gizmodo / 6h
Johnson & Johnson will not be getting out of its obligation to pay up for losing a civil court case over its baby powder products that allegedly contained asbestos. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced it would not hear the company’s appeal of a $2.1 billion verdict from a 2018 trial in Missouri involving women who… Read more...

Lebara's SIM only deals start from an impressive £2.50 a month with this code

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These SIM only deals from Lebara are 50% off for the first 3 months when you use the code at the checkout.

Can’t wait for Far Cry 6? This Far Cry VR experience could fill the void

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
This Far Cry VR experience could make the wait for Far Cry 6 a little easier, and lets you get up close and personal with Vaas.

Google now lets users block FLoC - but it's not easy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Google Chrome’s Canary build has a hidden option that enables users to opt-out of the FLoC trial.

First look at Cate Blanchett in the Borderlands movie – kind of

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
We’ve got our first look at Cate Blanchett in costume for the upcoming Borderlands movie, though it's really more of a silhouette.

Verizon promises free 5G phones as lure to carrier jumpers

SlashGear / 6h
Verizon is promising free 5G phones and borrowing T-Mobile’s strategy of covering network switching costs, as it tries to lure new subscribers to its unlimited cellular plans. The promotion also covers existing Verizon subscribers who may not have a 5G phone, and allows for trade-ins of even broken handsets or those with cracked screens. Exactly how much you actually get … Continue reading

Twitter is launching a local weather service with a paid subscription

Engadget / 6h
Twitter is launching a local weather service, Tomorrow, complete with help from meteorologists and an optional subscription.

When to See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse This Month

500+Lifehacker / 6h
If you’re something of a stargazer, you’ve had little respite from the jam-packed celestial calendar lately: Between last month’s Super Flower Blood Moon , and both of April’s meteor showers , the stargazing industrial complex has been operating at full tilt, giving people plenty of reason to stay up into the small… Read more...

Apple TV now on NVIDIA SHIELD with Android TV

SlashGear / 6h
Apple TV was launched on NVIDIA SHIELD this week. The Apple TV app is generally only available to Google TV, the next generation in Android TV software. If you have a TV at home with Android TV and not Google TV, you almost certainly did not have the ability to use the Apple TV app and service. Now, NVIDIA announced … Continue reading

Borderlands’ First Look at Cate Blanchett as Lilith Is Shadowy But Somehow Still Impressive

Gizmodo / 7h
Between being an adaptation of a video game series and hiring a wildly over-talented cast, Eli Roth ’s Borderlands adaptation has been intriguing as hell. The studio has now revealed the first official glimpse of the movie’s main character, Lilith, as portrayed by Cate Blanchett . It ain’t bad, even if... you can’t… Read more...

7-Eleven to install 500 EV charging stations by the end of 2022

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Convenience stores are ubiquitous — and they sell the vast majority of gas purchased by consumers in the United States. But as more Americans transition to electric vehicles, a major reason people visit convenience stores will disappear. Industry giant 7-Eleven is looking to capture this growing market of EV drivers. The company said Tuesday it will install 500 direct-current fast charging ports

Cows Might Be Getting Smart Masks for Their Problematic Methane Burps

Gizmodo / 7h
Humans aren’t the only ones experimenting with wearable smart masks. A Bloomberg report says agricultural giant Cargill will start selling masks for cows that can cut methane emissions from their burps. Read more...

How to Use Nearby Share on a Chromebook

How-To Geek / 7h
Nearby Share is available on Chromebooks running Chrome OS 89 and newer and on devices running Android 6.0 and higher. You likely have it already on your phone or tablet and just need to set it up. You’ll want to do that before we get started with the Chromebook. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alienware Launches Its Thinnest Gaming Laptops Yet

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How-To Geek / 7h
When people think of Alienware, a chunky gaming laptop is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But the famous gaming brand just launched its thinnest laptops yet, the Alienware x15 and x17. At under an inch thick, you’ll be surprised by how much cutting-edge hardware lives inside these laptops. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PlayStation Now June update adds The Witcher 3 and Sonic

SlashGear / 7h
Sony has revealed the new games coming to PlayStation Now in June, and it seems the streaming service has a big month ahead of it. There are some big names launching on PlayStation Now this month, and even better is the fact that all of these new games are launching today. Perhaps the most notable game on tap for June … Continue reading

Sprinklr’s IPO filing shows uneven cash flow but modest growth

TechCrunch / 7h
Another week, another unicorn IPO. This time, Sprinklr is taking on the public markets. The New York-based software company works in what it describes as the customer experience market. After attracting over $400 million in capital while private , its impending debut will not only provide key returns to a host of venture capitalists but also more evidence that New York’s startup scene has reached

Mexican Authorities Raid Construction Site Near Famous Archaeological Ruins

Gizmodo / 7h
Hundreds of Mexican National Guard and police have raided and seized an apparently illegal building project that caused “irreparable damage” to protected areas near the country’s historic Teotihuacán ruins. Read more...

HP brings the power with new Elite and Pro desktop PCs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
AMD Ryzen PRO 5000-powered mini business PCs look to shake up return to the office

Business and pleasure become one with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 family

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is a powerful, yet ultramobile, slate that switches roles easily between work and play.

Autonomous Killer Robot Accused of Attacking Soldiers

2KFuturism / 7h
Closed Loop The era of fully autonomous killer robots, capable of identifying and engaging targets without human oversight, seems to have begun. A small Turkish-made kamikaze drone called the STM Kargu-2 attacked retreating soldiers during a civil conflict in Libya, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report by the Panel of Experts on Libya. The report implies, but doesn’t expli

Apple TV comes to NVIDIA Shield devices

Engadget / 7h
The Apple TV app is now available on NVIDIA Shield players, filling one of the few gaps left in Apple's streaming coverage.

This $35 deal bundles five great apps for your Mac

Engadget / 7h
The All-Star Mac Bundle includes five apps that allow you to make animations, run thousands of Windows programs and more.

Why You Should Cancel Your Free Trials Immediately After You Sign Up

Lifehacker / 7h
Ever sign up for a free trial of an app because you’re curious about what it’s like, but you really don’t want to be locked in to paying for it? If you’re smart, you’ll take our advice and set a calendar reminder to cancel just before the trial period is up . But there’s an even smarter hack: cancel it immediately. Read more...

Indivisible is training an army of volunteers to neutralize political misinformation

TechCrunch / 7h
The grassroots Democratic organization Indivisible is launching its own team of stealth fact-checkers to push back against misinformation — an experiment in what it might look like to train up a political messaging infantry and send them out into the information trenches. Called the “Truth Brigade,” the corps of volunteers will learn best practices for countering popular misleading narratives on

Kudos, with its cotton-based, eco-friendly diaper, soaks up $2.4 million in seed funding

300+TechCrunch / 7h
If you’ve experienced parenthood, you’re well versed in the surprisingly small world of disposable diapers. Help may be on the way. Kudos , a startup that is looking to reinvent the disposable diaper with sustainability in mind, announced the close of a $2.4 million seed round of financing today. Investors include Foundation Capital, XFund, PJC, Precursor Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures, SV Angel, Un

Linedock 16″ Review: Portable ports and power for your MacBook Pro 16″

SlashGear / 7h
Some Mac accessories are stylish and some are practical, but the Linedock 16″ aims to satisfy on both counts as it adds power, ports, and storage to your MacBook Pro 16-inch. A Mac-matching slice of aluminum, it slots under your laptop but then tackles some of the biggest complaints users of Apple’s portable flagship, including adding not one but two … Continue reading

Cloudera signs multi-billion dollar deal to go private

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Cloudera will now be a private company after receiving approval from board of directors.

Should I buy an 85-inch TV?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
85-inch TVs are still a rarity among smart TVs, but there are enough among today's flagship sets that it's worth asking the question – is an 85-inch TV worth it?

LEGO Builder’s Journey expands beyond Apple Arcade

SlashGear / 7h
The unique LEGO experience known as LEGO Builder’s Journey was announced as ready to launch on PC and Nintendo Switch at last. This game was first launched on Apple Arcade, for mobile devices and macOS desktop machines. Now it’s ready for both the Nintendo Switch portable gaming device and the PC (with Windows) – through Steam and the Epic Games … Continue reading

Amazon already has a page of Father's Day gifts on sale

Mashable / 7h
Save up to 35%: Amazon has already kickstarted its page of curated Father's Day deals . Items up for grabs on June 1 include Bose earbuds, Garmin smartwatches, and leather duffel bags. Many of last year's Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations were reduced to Zoom calls and mailed gifts that probably arrived late. With so many restrictions easing just in time to show your parents some love th

These are the WHO’s new COVID-19 variant names – and why they’re changing

SlashGear / 7h
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new system for naming COVID-19 variants, aiming to cut out the current practice of referring to them by the location they were first identified. The new labels will instead use the Greek alphabet, in a step to address what some have criticized as unnecessary stigmatization. Existing scientific names for the coronavirus will … Continue reading

Goldman Sachs leads $202M investment in project44, doubling its valuation to $1.2B in a matter of months

TechCrunch / 7h
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted a lot in the world, and supply chains are no exception. A number of applications that aim to solve workflow challenges across the supply chain exist. But getting real-time access to information from transportation providers has remained somewhat elusive for shippers and logistics companies alike. Enter project44 . The seven-year-old Chicago-based company has built

Max Q: Selling space

TechCrunch / 7h
Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox . This week actually includes two, since I was out last week for a Canadian national holiday (and back today for the U.S. one, ironically). There’s plenty to cover, including Blue Origin’s bidding process, lunar landers, spaceships launching at sea and the return of our very ow

Tesla’s In-Car Cameras Are Now Spying on Drivers to Make Sure They Pay Attention

Futurism / 7h
Tesla has decided to make use of the driver-facing camera in its Model 3 and Y cars — to make sure drivers are paying attention while using the self-driving assistance feature Autopilot, TechCrunch reports . A software update, spotted by several Tesla owners , specifies that the “cabin camera above the rearview mirror can now detect and alert driver inattentiveness while Autopilot is engaged.” Ac

You can no longer add a Chase household member online — but it’s still possible on the phone

The Points Guy / 7h
The world of points and miles has many opportunities to work with a spouse or significant other to maximize your rewards. One of my favorite opportunities comes from Chase: the ability to effectively pool your you and your household partner’s Ultimate Rewards points into a single account. And late last week, we were notified of a potential change to this feature. In short, Chase’s website no long

Put This Wristband on Your Kid Before You Start Going Out Into Crowds Again

Lifehacker / 7h
Now that we might actually be able to do a few things this summer outside of our own homes, we can go back to worrying about normal, non-pandemic parenting concerns, such as: How can we find our little kids if we lose them in a crowd? One parent on TikTok has devised a solid solution in the form of a wristband. Read more...

Health Officials in China Report First Human Case of H10N3 Bird Flu

Gizmodo / 7h
On Tuesday, health officials in China reported the first known human case of a particular strain of avian influenza called H10N3. The victim, a 41-year-old man residing in Jiangsu, was hospitalized in late April and diagnosed with the virus on May 28. Officials said that the man has since recovered and would be… Read more...

E3 2021 awards show will wrap up conference - here's what you need to know

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
An E3 2021 awards show is set for June 15, with journalists at various outlets taking part in the judging process.

Chinese activists sue Tencent over 'inappropriate' content in 'Honor of Kings'

Engadget / 7h
A public interest group said the game, also known as 'Arena of Valor,' has elements that are unsuitable for kids.

Make photography your summer hobby with this course bundle

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Learn key photography and photo editing skills with the Photo School from Hollywood's Masters course bundle, which is on sale for $74.99 as of June 1. If your DSLR is collecting dust in the corner of your bedroom, it’s time to finally learn how to use it. To get started, check out the Photo School from Hollywood’s Masters course bundle. Comprised of 13 courses, 100 lessons, and over 20 hou

How to Find Links to Other Workbooks in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 8h
One of Microsoft Excel’s greatest features is the ability to link to other workbooks. So if a time comes when you need to find those workbook links that you’ve included, you’ll need to know where to begin. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use AWS Object Lambda to Transform S3 Objects on Request

How-To Geek / 8h
Object Lambda lets you put a Lambda function in front of S3 objects, allowing them to be transformed on request by your own custom code. Since it runs automatically on Lambda, you don’t have to worry about running your own proxy layer. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Equity Tuesday: Everyone is raising money at the same time

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

I, not Ryan, started the fire in 'The Office'. The cloud made me do it.

Mashable / 8h
Workplace mysteries create chaos, with fingers pointed, blame thrown. And sometimes, we get it wrong. Dunder Mifflin, even you got it wrong. Because, dear reader... 🔥🎶 Ry-an Shan-non started the fiiiiire! It was always burning since the world’s been turning .🎶🔥 Replicating one of TV's biggest crimes — the Season 2, episode 4 fire from The Office — highlights just one of the chaotic things you

The internet is set for a historic speed boost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The backbone of the internet is set for an upgrade, courtesy of a data transmission protocol proposed by Google.

Spider-Man: No Way Home won't just affect the MCU – here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Spider-Man: No Way Home will have ramifications outside of the MCU, according to one Sony Pictures executive.

Rimac Nevera is an electric hypercar that goes from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds

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Mashable / 8h
In March 2018, Rimac Automobili, an electric carmaker and high-performance battery specialist from Croatia, announced the Rimac C_Two . The concept electric sports car boasted 1,914 horsepower and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds. Now, the production version of the car has been rebranded as the Rimac Nevera (which means "sudden storm" in Croatian). The stats are the same: 1,914

IMDb's new interactive game show kicks off with a Marvel movie quiz

Engadget / 8h
IMDb is launching a virtual quiz show next month starting with an episode on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Classic Sega offerings like Sonic Hedgehog 2 & Streets of Rage 3 coming to JioGames

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Jio has partnered with video game producer Sega and its classic games like Sonic Hedgehog 2 and Streets of Rage 3 are set to come to JioGames on Android devices and Jio TV.

Twitter wants to fight misinformation using three new labels

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Twitter alerts users by labelling tweets that may have incorrect, misleading or fake information. Now it will add three more labels to its kitty.

Intel 11th Gen processors takes the fight to AMD with 5.0GHz speeds

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Intel reveals first low-power U-Series chip that can be clocked to 5Ghz.

Hertz Charges Full Price Of Car Rental Redeemed As An Award Because Of Shortage Of Cars

View from the Wing / 8h
When he returned the car he got an emailed receipt showing he was charged "the full dollar amount of the rental." When he called customer service he faced "several long holds" but was finally told he was charged because he "did not select the right vehicle type at SFO." In other words, he used his point for a standard vehicle. Hertz didn't have that car, so the points couldn't be used. Hertz did

Darkest Dungeon, For Honor lead a calm June for Xbox Game Pass

SlashGear / 8h
In each of the past several months, we’ve seen a large number of games added to Xbox Game Pass. To kick off June, however, it seems that Microsoft is going to take its foot off the gas pedal a little bit. In contrast to the large number of game additions we saw in previous months, Xbox Game Pass will only … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Plants Alive When You're on Vacation

Lifehacker / 8h
If you have a home full of plants, it can be hard to have friends reliably take care of them while you’re gone. Plus, what if no one is available to come by every day to give your plants the specific care they need? Here are a few hacks that will keep your plants happy and healthy while you take time away. Read more...

The best gifts for dad under $50

Engadget / 8h
Find the best under $50 gift ideas for Dad, including game controllers, portable chargers, smart home devices and more, as chosen by Engadget editors.

MSI reveals its first ever wireless earbuds for gamers, alongside a raft of gaming laptops

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
These goodies came alongside a new Rocket Lake-powered gaming desktop and a PC kit.

Nvidia reveals AI software dev platform, new AI servers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Enterprise AI is major focus for Nvidia at Computex 2021.

Tesla taps AMD for AAA gaming rig in its most expensive EVs

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SlashGear / 8h
Tesla’s new Model S and Model X have an AMD-powered dashboard, the chip-maker has confirmed, spilling the details for the refreshed luxury EVs during its big Computex 2021 keynote. Tesla revamped its most expensive sedan and SUV earlier this year, promising at the time that it would deliver next-gen console levels of gaming power. Given the, well, often underwhelming performance … Continue readin

Brilliant Battery Adapter Lets You Power Small Devices Over USB

Gizmodo / 8h
If sacrificing the portability of a small device is outweighed by the inconvenience of having to feed it a constant supply of replaceable batteries, a clever adapter has popped up on Kickstarter that converts a battery-powered device to USB power, and it’s as easy to use as popping in a fresh pair of AAs. Read more...

Rimac unveils the production version of its 1,900HP electric hypercar

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100+Engadget / 8h
Rimac has unveiled the Nevera, the production version of its 1,900HP Concept Two electric hypercar.

From landing to margaritas in 2 minutes: Getting through Cancun Airport using a VIP service

100+The Points Guy / 8h
Even amidst a global pandemic, and more specifically a local area that is teetering on the cusp of having to return to the most restrictive red tier of COVID-19 precautions , there are still tens of thousands of visitors arriving daily into the Cancun International Airport (CUN). In fact, Mexico has been an extremely popular international destination for those in the U.S. during the pandemic — li

How to Quickly Switch Users on Mac from the Menu Bar or Control Center

How-To Geek / 8h
The multi-user feature in macOS lets you share one computer with multiple people, but switching users can be a slow process. Here’s how to speed it up by adding Fast User Switching to the menu bar and Control Center. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hackers are targeting employees returning to the post-COVID office

TechCrunch / 9h
With COVID-19 restrictions lifting and employees starting to make their way back into offices, hackers are being forced to change tack. While remote workers have been scammers’ main target for the past 18 months due to the mass shift to home working necessitated by the pandemic, a new phishing campaign is attempting to exploit those who have started to return to the physical workplace. The email-

eBay sellers can no longer use PayPal under new terms

1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
Some sellers are unhappy with the changes that put payments straight into bank accounts.

The iconic Lamborghini Countach turns 50 this year

SlashGear / 9h
How iconic is the Lamborghini Countach? As Lambo’s incredible supercar turns 50 this year, the Italian automaker looks back on the genesis of Lamborghini’s styling DNA. The Countach’s ‘Italian Wedge’ body styling and all its elements are the basis for modern Lambos like the Aventador, Huracan, Sian, and the Urus SUV – that’s how iconic the Countach has become. “There … Continue reading

Far Cry comes to Zero Latency's VR arcades

Engadget / 9h
'Far Cry VR: Dive into Insanity' is now available to play at Zero Latency's gaming arcades.

Updates From Thor: Love and Thunder, Indiana Jones 5, and More

Gizmodo / 9h
There’s new reports of some sneaky spies coming to Marvel’s Secret Invasion . Get a look at Paramount’s latest Spongebob spinoff. Loki teases more chaos and costume changes than you can shake a dagger at. Plus, Disney+ Moon Knight set pictures. Spoilers get! Read more...

Redacted comes out of stealth with $60M in funding and a new take on fighting cybercrime

TechCrunch / 9h
The cybersecurity industry has no shortage of technology to fight against network intruders, app corrupters, email hackers and other cyber criminals. Today a startup called Redacted is coming out of stealth with a different approach to tackling that malicious activity: It applies threat intelligence, and then proactively goes after the hackers to recover data loss and disrupt their activities. An

Alessandro Cortini on designing a new instrument, the Strega

Engadget / 9h
The Nine Inch Nails collaborator uses it throughout his new album 'Scuro Chiaro'

The US military is starting to get really interested in Starship

500+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A Starship prototype stands on the launch site in South Texas this year. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann ) As part of last week's federal budget rollout, a process during which the White House proposes funding levels for fiscal year 2022, the US Air Force released its "justification book" to compare its current request to past budget data. The 462-page book contains a lot of information about

Here's How to Make a Moscow Mule (And Five Delicious Variations!)

How-To Geek / 9h
A Moscow mule is one of those drinks that’s easy to make, delicious, and perfect just about anytime. Here’s how to make it the way they did back in the 1940s and some fun variations to try out today! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Hackers mimic popular Android antivirus to infect devices with malware

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Researchers discover Android malware campaign that uses imitations of popular applications.

What’s the Difference Between FICO Credit Scores and VantageScore?

Lifehacker / 9h
You might be familiar with the idea of a singular credit score, but there’s actually two major credit score providers that rate your creditworthiness: FICO and VantageScore. While FICO is used for 90% of all lending decisions, VantageScore can still play a role in whether you get approved for a loan. Here’s what you… Read more...

Transfer Amex Points To Hawaiian With 25% Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 9h
Amex has just rolled out its newest transfer bonus. Transfer Amex Points to Hawaiian with 25% bonus Through Wednesday, June 30, 2021, you can receive a 25% bonus when you transfer Amex Membership Rewards points on US-issued cards to Hawaiian Airlines’ HawaiianMiles program . The bonus is hard coded into the transfer ratio, meaning the bonus posts instantly and you can earn it as often as you’d li

New to Vinyl Records? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wired / 9h
Before you go shopping for turntables, cartridges, and headphones, here are a few things to remember as you start your journey into records.

Inside Silicon Valley’s Mayo Marketing Madness

Wired / 9h
The war on eggs started back in the ’70s, not with the company formerly known as Hampton Creek, but with a little cafe-grocery store in Los Angeles.

Cloudera to go private as KKR & CD&R grab it for $5.3B

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TechCrunch / 9h
Cloudera was once one of the hottest Hadoop startups, but over time the shine has come off that market, and today it went private as KKR and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a pair of private equity firms, announced they intended to purchase Cloudera for $5.3 billion. The company has a market cap of around $3.7 billion. Cloudera and Hortonworks, two key startups in the Hadoop space, merged in 2018 for $

Kushki, an Ecuador-based fintech, raises $86M to build financial infrastructure in LatAm

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Just about every week there’s a blockbuster round coming out of South America, but in certain countries such as Ecuador, things have been more hush-hush. However, Kushki , a Quito-based fintech, is bringing attention to the region with today’s announcement of an $86 million Series B and a $600 million valuation. “We never thought that we would return home [from the U.S.] and build a company that

Are consumers choosing ‘buy now, pay later’ options over credit card rewards?

The Points Guy / 9h
A number of consumers are forgoing credit card rewards in favor of “buy now, pay later” financing options for online purchases during the pandemic . According to a study by C+R Research , more than half of online shoppers surveyed said they prefer programs such as PayPal Credit , Afterpay and Affirm over traditional credit cards. And a surprising 38% said “buy now, pay later” services will eventu

How to Turn off an iPhone 12

How-To Geek / 9h
Whether you need to restart your iPhone for troubleshooting or just power down to save battery life, it’s easy to turn off your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 mini. Here are two ways to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New study blames one in three heat-related deaths on global warming

SlashGear / 9h
A new study has been published that looked at data between 1991 and 2018. According to the study, more than a third of all deaths where heat played a role are attributable to global warming induced by humans. The study is reportedly the largest of its kind and was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and … Continue reading

The best Father's Day tech gift ideas

Engadget / 9h
Find the best tech gift ideas for Father's Day, including headphones, wearables, smart home devices and more chosen by Engadget editors.

IHG Rewards Selling Points With 100% Bonus

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
IHG has rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points . Buy IHG points with 100% bonus Through Thursday, June 10, 2021, IHG Rewards is offering a sale on purchased points . This is the best promotion we’ve seen from the program in quite a while — the program is offering a 100% bonus with no minimum on how many points you can buy, and the limit on purchased points has also been increased to

Watch: Drone crashes into erupting Icelandic volcano

3KBBC News - Technology / 9h
A flight to film the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano didn't go quite to plan.

Queen’s University researchers created an exoskeleton to improve walking efficiency

SlashGear / 9h
Researchers from Queen’s University have announced that an exoskeleton researchers designed to improve walking efficiency is the subject of a new study featured in a leading academic journal. Researchers say their exoskeleton is designed to improve the science of walking and the exoskeleton allows users to walk further using less energy. The exoskeleton was developed by a multidisciplinary team t

Cleared for Takeoff: A trip to Puerto Rico for a family of four

The Points Guy / 9h
Cleared for Takeoff is a weekly series showing readers like you the best ways to book post-pandemic adventures using points and miles. If you’d like tips on booking your own trip using miles, please email us with your preferred itinerary and current mileage balance. Puerto Rico is a beautiful destination full of history, rich culture and year-round beach weather. Being a U.S. territory, you can f

The 10 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video

How-To Geek / 9h
Subscribers to Amazon Prime have access to thousands of movies for free with their subscriptions. If you’re looking for something to watch, here are 10 of the best movies to watch for free with Amazon Prime Video. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

EU’s COVID-19 ‘digital pass’ gateway system goes live

TechCrunch / 10h
A technical system underpinning the European Union’s plan for a pan-EU “digital pass” for verifying COVID-19 vaccination or test status across the region has gone live today, with a handful of EU Member States connected to the gateway and more expected to follow ahead of a July 1 full launch. The idea for the EU’s COVID-19 digital certificate is to offer a single system for securely verifying EU

Truebill raises $45 million for its personal finance app

TechCrunch / 10h
Personal finance startup Truebill has raised a $45 million Series D funding round led by Accel. This comes just a few months after the company raised a $17 million Series C . Overall, the startup has raised $85 million since its creation. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Cota Capital and Eldridge Industries are also participating in today’s funding round. Truebill offers several tool

Belvo, LatAm’s answer to Plaid, raises $43M to scale its API for financial services

TechCrunch / 10h
Belvo , a Latin American startup which has built an open finance API platform, announced today it has raised $43 million in a Series A round of funding. A mix of Silicon Valley and Latin American-based VC firms and angels participated in the financing, including Future Positive, Kibo Ventures, FJ Labs, Kaszek, MAYA Capital, Venture Friends, Rappi co-founder and president Sebastián Mejía, Harsh Si

Brazil’s idwall raises $38M for identity validation platform

TechCrunch / 10h
Online fraud and identity theft is a global problem that has only been exacerbated with increased online transactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it is estimated that Brazilian companies lose over $41 billion due to fraud every year. In an attempt to tackle this problem head on, Lincoln Ando and Raphael Melo started idwall in mid-2016. São Paulo-based idwall started as an automated

BT trials hollow core fibre that could boost 5G

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Lower latency fibre with a hollow centre could make 5G deployment more economical

We’re In An Unprecedented Rental Car Crisis – And Airports Are Deliberately Making It Worse

View from the Wing / 10h
Everyone thought the pandemic was going to last longer and be worse for the economy, and made plans that they've now come to regret. Rental car companies sold off their fleets. Cars are scarce because manufacturers didn't order the chips they'd need. So we're looking at long rental car lines, and in some cases sky high prices up to $600 a day . There's an easy solution that would help customers,

World’s fastest AI supercomputer is powered by 6000 NVIDIA A100 GPUs

SlashGear / 10h
NVIDIA has announced that the world’s fastest AI supercomputer has been turned on. The machine is called Perlmutter, and it was officially dedicated on May 27 at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The supercomputer will deliver nearly four exaflops of performance to more than 7000 researchers. Four exaflops of AI performance makes Perlmutter the fastest system on the … Cont

AMD and Samsung are collaborating on Exynos mobile chips capable of ray-tracing

Engadget / 10h
Samsung's next-gen Exynos chip will feature AMD graphics tech that cen deliver ray tracing.

The Mayor of Reno Is Betting Big on the Blockchain

Wired / 10h
Hillary Schieve invests in cryptocurrencies herself, and she sees the technology as a way to improve government services.

How to save 20% on LifeMiles award bookings through July 2

The Points Guy / 10h
Avianca’s LifeMiles program is great for booking Star Alliance award flights at low rates. Even better, it frequently offers bonuses when transferring from flexible points programs, allowing you to stretch your rewards even further. For those that have rewards with Capital One or Brex , now is one of those times. You can normally transfer Capital One miles and Brex Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles at

How to Install Signal for Desktop on a Chromebook

How-To Geek / 10h
Signal, the secure encrypted messenger app, doesn’t offer an app for Chromebooks. The Android version won’t run on Chromebooks, either—but, by using the Chrome OS Linux subsystem, you can easily install and use Signal. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

10 new shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more in June 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Here's what's new on Netflix and other streamers in June 2021, including Loki, Sweet Tooth, Lupin and more.

Why Your Windows PC Needs a Keyboard and Mouse Upgrade

Gizmodo / 10h
Maybe you’ve always used the keyboard and mouse that came with your computer and had a very happy life with them—if it’s not broken, why fix it? But if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about with the more expensive versions of these essential peripherals, we’re here to explain why some users spend a serious… Read more...

SpaceX plans to launch an ocean spaceport called Deimos

SlashGear / 10h
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently retweeted something from someone named Kendall Dirks that showed a rendering of the Deimos offshore spaceport. The image shows something resembling an offshore oil rig that floats on the ocean’s surface, but rather than drilling deep underground for oil, Deimos will be used to launch SpaceX rockets from the ocean. The caption that goes with … Continue reading

Simplify your drive with Garmin's superb Sat Navs & Dash Cams

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Garmin's stunning sat-navs make every trip smarter, safer and simpler.

The Morning After: With too few drivers, Uber and Lyft rides are getting pricier

Engadget / 10h
Uber and Lyft rides are pricier due to a lack of drivers (and the waits are longer, too), Tesla's revamped Model S and X will feature powerful RDNA 2 GPUs from AMD, and Google Photos' free unlimited storage ends today.

World's Largest Beef and Pork Supplier Hit by Cyber Attack

Gizmodo / 10h
JB Foods, the world’s largest beef and pork processor, was hit by a cyber attack on Sunday that’s incapacitated systems in the U.S., Canada, and Australia according to a new report from Bloomberg News . Read more...

Driver shortage pushes prices for Uber and Lyft rides up 40 percent

SlashGear / 10h
In many locations around the world, people are finally seeing the restrictions that kept them stuck indoors being lifted as the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease. As more and more people are getting out, many are noticing a shortage of workers across various industries as many continue to choose to stay home rather than return to the traditional workforce. As … Continue reading

It’s official: The era of blocked middle seats just ended

100+The Points Guy / 10h
Onboard social distancing policies are officially a relic of the past. As of Tuesday, June 1, the final U.S. carrier, Alaska Airlines, ended its middle-seat block policy . While the Seattle-based airline resumed selling most of its cabins to full capacity on Jan. 7, 2021, it carved out a notable exception for Premium Class flyers. Through May 31, Premium Class came with a valuable perk — empty mi

Get The Most From Your Mac With This All-Star Mac Bundle

Futurism / 11h
While the hype around Apple is all about self-driving cars and augmented reality , for many people, Apple is still the company that makes their workhorse laptop. The All-Star Mac Bundle helps you get the most from your Mac, for work and play. Use discount code ALLSTARMAC to get 30% off this already-discounted package. Parallels Pro: 1-Year Subscription With a one-year subscription to Parallels Pr

Nintendo Switch Pro announcement could take place this week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Nintendo might announce its next console, dubbed the Nintendo Switch Pro, this week.

New transparent electrode using ultrathin gold film improves solar panels

SlashGear / 11h
Researchers from Penn State University have created a new ultrathin metal electrode enabling the creation of semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient. The new solar cells can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to boost the performance of both devices significantly. Scientists on the project say their research is a step towards developing completely transparent solar

Skrill joins forces with Wix to offer online payments for businesses

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Businesses using Wix will soon be able to offer a wider range of payment options for customers.

How visual programming powers complex data science

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
This article dispels common misconceptions, diving into what visual programming really is as well as how it functions in modern enterprises.

Get cheap iPhone 11, SE and Samsung S20 FE deals in Tesco Mobile's latest sale

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Whether you're after iPhone 11 and SE deals or something Android like the Galaxy S20 FE, Tesco is a great place to look.

Long-term home workers and cyber threats

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Cyber-attacks threaten home workers, but clunky cybersecurity processes aren't helping encourage employees to stay safe.

SpaceX may launch rockets from an ocean spaceport as soon as next year

100+Engadget / 11h
SpaceX's first ocean spaceport for the Starship launch vehicle could be ready as soon as next year.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition launched at Rs 23,999

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Xiaomi has expanded its smart TV lineup with the new Mi TV 4A 40 Horizon Edition with 20W speakers, PatchWall and more for Rs 23,999.

New Sony 4K TV deal throws in a £50 PlayStation Store voucher for free

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Sony Bravia TVs now come with PS Store vouchers for buying games – but not for long.

Why business leaders should think more like scientists

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AI & hybrid cloud are changing how businesses operate but to get the most from this transformation requires a change in outlook.

This Arcane Manual Could Lead to More Human-Friendly Cities

Wired / 11h
For decades, the federal government has issued a guide for designing streets. Activists want to make it better for pedestrians and cyclists.

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Wired / 11h
Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.

Indie Video Games Have Finally Embraced the Tabletop Scene

Wired / 11h
Video games like Monster Train, Slay The Spire, and Gordian Quest use decks, cards, and dice rolls to stake their claim.

Long lines, reduced amenities, higher prices: What staffing shortages mean for your summer vacation

500+The Points Guy / 11h
If you’ve started to travel or plan summer travel, you may have noticed that car rental prices are astronomical, your favorite restaurant is closed a few days a week, and the check-in line at your hotel seems extra long. As travel opens up in the U.S. with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) giving its blessing for all domestic travel and some international travel for vaccinated

Poco M3 Pro 5G to launch on June 8 in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Poco M3 Pro 5G which is the first smartphone from the company to feature a MediaTek Dimensity chipset set to launch on in India on June 8.

The world's biggest meat producer got taken down by a cyberattack

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
JBS forced to pull some servers offline, effectively suspending operations.

Microsoft Edge could be getting a big tab advantage over Chrome

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Microsoft’s Edge browser is testing a huge improvement to viewing tabs.

Sky TV upgrades: How to make the most of existing customer deals and add-ons

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Get the best Sky TV upgrades and offers as an existing Sky customer.

You can now get a Raspberry Pi chip for just $1

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The powerful and dexterous Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller is now available in single units.

MacBook Pro 2021 models could get stunning mini-LED screens

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The highly anticipated 14- and 16-inch versions will allegedly feature the same mini-LED as the M1 iPad Pro.

2022 Audi vehicles get a new voice assistant, Amazon Alexa, and new custom features

SlashGear / 11h
German automaker Audi is expanding its MIB 3 infotainment platform with a new ‘Hey Audi’ voice assistant and integrated Amazon Alexa. The brand is also introducing its Personalization 2.0 feature across the lineup, allowing drivers to save their user profiles with the myAudi app. Alexa is Back Amazon Alexa functionality returns for 2022 to all Audi users with an active … Continue reading

Cyberpunk 2077 can "live up to what we promised", according to CD Projekt CEO

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The CD Projekt president has said that it will continue to work on Cyberpunk 2077 until the game is up to the standard it promised to fans.

Huawei Watch 3 images show HarmonyOS looks a lot like watchOS

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Potential images of the Huawei Watch 3 powered by the new Harmony OS have leaked ahead of the smart watch’s announcement.

Tesla’s new in-car gaming system is basically a mini PS5

AMD Tesla Model X 2•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
AMD has confirmed its chipsets are powering the latest Tesla infotainment system.

The EU plans a digital wallet for payments, passwords and IDs

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The European Union is getting ready to unveil a digital wallet that will allow citizens in the bloc to store payments details and passwords.

What Is Shareware, and Why Was It So Popular in the 1990s?

How-To Geek / 11h
It’s a crazy idea: Give your software away for free and hope that people like it enough to send you money. That was the idea behind shareware, a popular commercial software model in the 1980s and 1990s. Here’s what made it unique and successful at the time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nvidia and Steam are making Linux gaming great again

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Valve is having another go at making Linux gaming great, this time with support from NVIDIA.

Alienware X-Series gaming laptops promise style and performance

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Alienware is a brand of laptop and desktop computers that have been around for many years. Originally, the brand was known for building high-end gaming PCs and, in recent years, has branched out to offer high-performance machines for both gaming and content creation as well as premium portable notebooks. Alienware has announced a new series of laptop computers called the … Continue reading

GTA 6 Florida and Cuba setting rumor has been debunked

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A major GTA 6 rumor, which claimed the new GTA will be set in Florida and Cuba, has been debunked by a fan.

PSVR 2 games will include familiar franchises 'synonymous with PlayStation'

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Next-gen virtual reality with PSVR 2 will have fan favorites make the jump to the headset.

British and Indian Variants Renamed 'Alpha' and 'Delta' Under New WHO Covid-19 Guidance

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The so-called British and Indian variants of covid-19 have gotten name changes under new guidance released by the World Health Organization on Monday . The British variant will now be called “Alpha” and the mutant variant first identified in India will be called “Delta” as the WHO tries to stop stigmatization of… Read more...

This Bentley Unifying Spur art car is an ode to love, progress, and unified diversity

SlashGear / 12h
The European Diversity month is coming to a close to make way for Pride celebrations this June. Commemorating this event is Bentley’s Flying Spur art car. Affectionately called the ‘Unifying Spur,’ it’s the latest creation of the Bentley Design Team and designer Rich Morris to signify Bentley’s intent of becoming the most diverse luxury car manufacturer by 2025. “Through the … Continue reading

Twitter is developing more granular misinformation warning labels

Engadget / 12h
Twitter is developing a trio of new misinformation labels as part of its battle to expose falsehoods.

Watch this intense footage of a drone crashing into an erupting volcano

2KMashable / 12h
Nobody likes to lose a drone, but should the tragic event ever occur, you'd at least hope your plucky metal pal would go down in a blaze of glory. That's exactly what happened to filmmaker Joey Helms' DJI FPV drone recently in Iceland, when he decided to send it on a mission to explore Fagradalsfjall — a volcano on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula that was in the process of erupting ( the newly open

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti aim at gamers and creators

SlashGear / 12h
NVIDIA has revealed a pair of new gaming video cards this month that expands the GeForce RTX family. The flagship graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti that launches on June 3, starting at $1199. The second of the new graphics cards is the RTX 3070 Ti, and it will launch next week, starting at $599. NVIDIA says … Continue reading

Honor 50 launch confirmed to be June 16 - but you'll have to wait to buy it

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Honor has confirmed that the Honor 50 range will be announced on June 16, but only in China.

Linux upgrade will prevent your device going into meltdown

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Developers found that simple CPU throttling wasn’t enough to cool Nvidia Tegra-based devices.

Building collisions kill up to a billion birds every year in the U.S. Here’s how cities can fix that.

Mashable / 12h
Our built environment contributes to hundreds of millions of bird deaths . Migratory birds are well adapted for long flights, using the sun, stars, and the Earth's magnetic field as navigation. But once they enter cities, it's a very different — and often perilous — story. A