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EVs US Emissions Cars• 100+Ars Technica / 10h Enlarge / If we're serious about decarbonizing, the internal combustion engine has to go by 2030-2035, according to a new study. (credit: Reinhard Krull/EyeEm/Getty Images) If you listen to electric vehicle naysayers, switching to EVs is pointless because even if the cars are vastly more efficient than ones that use internal combustion engines—and they are—that doesn't take into account the amoun
88Mashable / 6h In the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (a collection of wild, wondrous galaxies) is a stretched, distorted cosmic object, known as "Arp 195." The trusty Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a vivid shot of this weird place in the universe, which is actually three galaxies in a "gravitational tug-of-war," explained NASA. "Galactic siblings fight, too," the space agency tweeted . The image shows an
The Points Guy / 8min As athletes currently competing at the Olympics in Tokyo will no doubt agree, if you don’t practice a skill, your ability will slowly decline. It’s why they put in hours of training every single day to ensure that they are at the very top of their game when it comes to competition day. This mantra is the same with any skill, be it archery, playing a musical instrument or flying an aircraft. As a
Mashable / 10min Spy movies offer a special brand of excitement. Dashing agents strut into high-stakes scenarios, race through exotic locations, and tumble into sexy alliances, taking audiences along for every vicarious thrill. Eye-popping gadgetry, heart-racing action sequences, and mind-bending twists are all to be expected, yet are nonetheless enthralling. Even across these standards, the spy movie can take fo
Gizmodo / 11min Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was a huge box office hit for the entertainment company and streaming service Funimation. Riding high on the success of that, the company is set to release another animated film, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars , based on the manga from Tsutomu Nihei. Read more...
Engadget / 23min NASA just celebrated another major moment in the history of Moon exploration. The New York Times noted that July 31st, 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Roving Vehicle's first outing — and the first time people drove on the Moon. Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin took the car on a stint to collect samples and explore the lunar surface more effectively than they could on foo
Music, Arts & Literature / 34min allcatsconstitutethesamefamily : From The Cat in History, Legend and Art by Anne Marks, 1909. Japan and Japanese art of old: see my Japan gallery . Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy
View from the Wing / 37min During the American Express second quarter earnings call, CEO Steve Squeri discussed the Platinum Card® from American Express, its new benefits, and the increase in its annual fee. Continue reading ...
Xu Wood Boxing DAZN• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h The WBA World featherweight title is on the line in Essex. Here's your guide to getting a Xu Can vs Leigh Wood live stream, plus the fight time and full card.
Mashable / 1h It's a tale as old as the internet. Social platforms like Facebook and YouTube continue rolling out content moderation tools meant to keep harmful content like hate speech, misinformation, and incitements to violence off their platforms. Reports show that users keep successfully posting terrible stuff anyway. The latest example concerns anti-semitic content. There is a rise in anti-semitism aroun
The Points Guy / 1h In light of recent news that Delta Air Lines would be extending elite status for its loyal flyers and U nited would be giving its biggest spenders another year of Global Services perks, American has taken a step in the right direction and has extended ConciergeKey members’ status through Jan. 2023. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Although
Engadget / 2h Rivian might not be focused solely on expanding its US production . Sky News sources claim the EV designer is in talks with the British government to build a manufacturing plant near Bristol. The discussions aren't yet in late stages, but the focus is reportedly on production for the vehicles themselves rather than batteries, although there was room for an all-encompassing Tesla-style gigafactory
26Mashable / 2h The drys are getting drier. NASA satellite photos underscore how snow trends are significantly changing in the Sierra Nevada — the mighty mountain range California heavily relies on for water, which irrigates the Golden State's prosperous growth of fruits and vegetables. Snow and rainfall naturally vary in California, referred to as "boom and bust" cycles. But dry spells have become more frequent
GAME PS5 PlayStation 5• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h You'd think that everyone has been able to buy the PS5 given the fact that 10 million consoles have sold as of today. Here's why people are still having problems.
How-To Geek / 2h The Google TV home screen is focused on recommendations and making it easy for you to pick up where you left off. Sometimes, though, the “Continue Watching” row isn’t super helpful. Thankfully, you can remove titles from the row. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Mashable / 2h Paramount had planned to release Clifford the Big Red Dog on Sept. 17. Unfortunately, COVID doesn't give a crap about anyone's plans. The fantasy comedy based on Norman Bridwell's classic children's books has been delayed to a to-be-decided date. Multiple outlets report that the change in plans is COVID's fault as cases surge in the United States and elsewhere, fueled by the "Delta" variant of th
The Points Guy / 2h Even the savviest of travelers feel a bit of rust after a year off from travel, myself included. The other day as I was flying out of Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, I came to the abrupt realization that I was out of practice from the usual airport routine. After my Clear membership catapulted me to the front of the line at security (all good thus far), I arrived at TSA screening
SlashGear / 3h The Internet’s most popular prank, Rickrolling, has driven the official video for Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up to the prestigious 1 billion views milestone. To celebrate the achievement, singer Astley pinned a comment on the video announcing the moment, thanking fans for the “amazing, crazy, wonderful” milestone. Never Gonna Give You Up was uploaded by Rick Astley on … Continue reading
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 ...
Music, Arts & Literature / 3h smithsonianlibraries : Two children on a biplane being attacked by a tiger, for some reason, from L.R.S. Henderson’s The Flight brothers (1912). Illustration by Emile A. Nelson. Full text available here .
How-To Geek / 3h While normal people love sunny days with bright blue skies, most photographers prefer cloudy or overcast days—at least if they’re planning to shoot some pictures. Let’s explore why. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
How-To Geek / 3h It seems like LEGO bricks can be used to build just about everything these days including, now, a fully-functioning bicycle. Of course, this genius idea came about as a LEGO Ideas submission (from LEGO builder SleepyCow) and now we are drooling over the tiny red bike’s intricately detailed design! Read This Article on Review Geek ›
SlashGear / 3h Mastodon, the open source social media platform alternative to bigger platforms like Twitter, has finally launched an official app, but only for the iPhone (for now). Mastodon is very similar in appearance to Twitter, though it also allows users to create their own communities in the same way they can on Reddit. The app, which is now live on the … Continue reading
34Mashable / 3h In my past life as a park ranger, I've seen people repeatedly approach big animals, the likes of elephant seals and Alaskan brown bears. This is a continued, selfish insult to the lives of wild animals, many of which are already threatened and existing on just preserved pockets of their once bountiful habitat. It's true that many visitors respect wildlife, yet a vibrant strain of ignorance and na
The Points Guy / 4h Often called La Isla Bonita (the beautiful island), La Palma may just be the most stunning of all the seven Canary Islands . The entire island is considered both a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as well as a Starlight Reserve due to its many stargazing points and clear, unpolluted night skies. And with over 600 miles of hiking trails and windswept black sand beaches , the island is perfect for nature e
Engadget / 4h Mobile app shops are cracking down on one of the higher-profile communities spreading anti-vax misnformation . Bloomberg reports that Apple has removed Unjected, a hybrid social and dating app for the unvaccinated, for "inappropriately" referencing the COVID-19 pandemic's concept and themes. While Unjected bills itself as a place to find others who support "medical autonomy and free speech," soci
Ars Technica / 4h The Green Knight Enlarge / Dev Patel stars as Gawain—nephew to King Arthur and an aspiring knight—in The Green Knight , filmmaker David Lowery's mesmerizing adaptation of the 14th-century anonymous poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight . (credit: A24 ) The tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, immortalized in a 14th-century anonymous poem, is among the most popular of the Arthurian legends, se
25TechCrunch / 4h Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . Our work this week kicked off in China , dug into African startup activity , dealt with China once again , took a very deep dive into the Latin American star
Duolingo Edtech IPO• 51TechCrunch / 4h Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO price range , and priced above the raised interval. Duolingo’s IPO proves that public market investors can see the long-term value in a mission-driven, tec
27TechCrunch / 4h Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup , a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China has had quite a turbulent week. The government is upending its $100 billion private education sector, wiping billions from the market cap of the industry’s most lucrative players. Meanwhile, the assaul
Lifehacker / 4h Whether you live in an older home, or just appreciate them (and can lose hours scrolling through the Cheap Old Houses Instagram account), you may have looked at a house and wondered about its history: How old it is, who lived and died there, and what other events took place there over the years. Read more...
How-To Geek / 4h If you aren’t listening to as many audiobooks as you used to, you might be considering ending your Audible membership. You can’t do this using the app, but we’ll show you how to do it quickly on the Audible website. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
SlashGear / 4h Of all the start-up electric vehicle manufacturers, one of the most anticipated is Rivian. The company has shown off very interesting and appealing SUV and truck models so far that are completely electric. Rivian is backed by Amazon and Ford, among others. A new report is circulating claiming that the electric vehicle maker is in talks with ministers in the … Continue reading
Mashable / 4h Telegram's latest feature would be more exciting if the company actually did more to protect its users, and civilized society. Telegram announced in a Friday blog post that group video calls will now allow up to 1,000 users to join and participate. There's a much smaller limit on the number of participants who can share video from their camera or screen — it's capped at 30 — but as many as 970 ot
Joby 150 Miles Electric• How-To Geek / 4h Joby Aviation hopes to be the first certified eVTOL airline with its small, electric air taxis. To prove their usability, Joby sent one of its eVTOL units on a 150-mile flight, making it the first all-electric aircraft to achieve such a feat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
100+One Mile at a Time / 5h In the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) catches thousands of people per year trying to board planes with guns (which is terrifying when you consider how many are probably slipping through, given the TSA’s record on catching weapons ). Well, here’s a rather high profile case of someone trying to board a flight with a gun. Congressman Madison Cawthorn, who represents
SolarWinds Federal• Engadget / 5h The perpetrators of the SolarWinds hacks apparently targeted key parts of the American legal system. According to the AP, the Justice Department says hackers targeted federal prosecutors between May 2020 and December 2020. There were 27 US Attorney offices where the intruders compromised at least one email account, officials said. The victims included some of the more prominent federal offices, i
View from the Wing / 5h Hilton’s CFO gave an interview promoting the strength of their hotels by claiming that business travel is already 70% back, and fully recovering now. Can he possibly believe that? Continue reading ...
Lifehacker / 5h Whether you’re content with keeping your side hustle on the side or want to turn it into your full-time job, you need customers and a strategy. And you know where the customers are: Scrolling Instagram and sending TikToks to their friends TikToks. But how do you get their attention on social media? Read more...
How-To Geek / 5h Google Duo is one of the easiest video chat apps out there, but it’s not only for video. You can make audio-only calls, too, and the sound quality is much better than a typical phone call’s. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
50The Points Guy / 5h I just returned from Hawaii and survived the car rental “apocalypse” with the help of a startup car-sharing service called Turo. We’ve written about the service before, but TPG wanted a full review of what it’s like to rent with Turo. And the shortage of car rentals in Hawaii made it the perfect opportunity to test it out. Overall, I can recommend the service, though there are definitely some gro
Neanderthals Denisovan• SlashGear / 5h Researchers have completed blood group analysis for three Neandertals and a single Denisovan. The team that completed the research is from the Anthropologie Bio-Culturelle, Droit, Éthique et Santé research group. Data gathered by the group confirms the hypothesis indicating an African origin, Eurasian dispersal, and interbreeding with early Homo sapiens. Researchers also found evidence of low gen
Google Brave Com Website• Ars Technica / 5h Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Scammers have been caught using a clever sleight of hand to impersonate the website for the Brave browser and using it in Google ads to push malware that takes control of browsers and steals sensitive data. The attack worked by registering the domain xn--brav-yva[.]com, an encoded string that uses what’s known as punycode to represent bravė[.]com, a name that when
The Points Guy / 5h The airport experience is so much more than takeoff to landing. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that’s involved in getting your flight moving from point A to point B, and one of these crucial jobs is the airline gate agent. Beyond ticketing to boarding your flight, gate agents ensure that customers have received their seat assignments, monitor jetway doors and assist with customer request
Engadget / 5h You've all seen the iconic picture of the US astronaut riding gracefully upon his NASA-built MODOK chair. That astronaut was Bruce McCandless II, Houston’s capsule communicator during the moon landing mission, Challenger crew member, and the driving force behind America's ability to conduct operations outside of the stuffy confines of space shuttles and international stations. Without McCandless,
25One Mile at a Time / 6h Amex’s “Pay Over Time” feature is something that I recommend not using, but which could still be worth signing up for. Let me explain. What is Amex Pay Over Time? Generally speaking, one of the ways that credit card companies make money is through people financing charges. I recommend avoiding financing charges whenever possible, because you’ll usually pay a pretty high interest rate. One interes
53Gizmodo / 6h Netflix dropped the official trailer for the supernatural horror limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor which premieres on the streamer August 13. The show is inspired by a novel of the same name by Todd Grimson and stars Rosa Salazar ( Alita: Battle Angel ), Manny Jacinto ( The Good Place ) , Catherine Keener ( Get Out ),… Read more...
SlashGear / 6h In our solar system, Jupiter is the biggest planet of them all. It’s a massive gas giant, many times larger than Earth. Despite how large Jupiter is and its stature as the biggest planet in our solar system, it’s very small compared to some gas giants orbiting other stars. These types of supermassive planets are known as super-Jupiters and can … Continue reading
Years One Women Soraya• 22Mashable / 6h This piece is part of an ongoing series exploring what it means to be a woman on the internet. A few months ago, I went to get my mail to discover an unexpected fat tattered envelope with a rubbed-out return address and international stamps. I immediately seized up. My first thought was someone had mailed me anthrax. Once my heart slowed down enough to read the blurred address, I recognized a fri
Lifehacker / 6h Everyone has their reasons for wearing (or not wearing) deodorant or antiperspirant—whether it’s to avoid sweating, smelling, or giving in to societal norms. But if you’re someone who opts to glide or spray on one of those products, do you know the difference between them? Read more...
How-To Geek / 6h When editing your Google Docs document, you might find that there’s a page you no longer need (or a blank page at the end) and want to get rid of it. Here are a few tips to get the job done. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
SlashGear / 6h Chevy has announced that for 2022, its COPO Camaro is returning with a big block engine under the hood. For those unfamiliar, the COPO Camaro is a car Chevrolet builds specifically for drag racing that isn’t street legal. In fact, the car is sold as a part and has no VIN making it impossible to register for use on the … Continue reading
59TechCrunch / 7h Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surge
TechCrunch / 7h Michael Biltz Contributor Michael Biltz is managing director of Accenture Technology Vision , where he leads the enterprise's annual visioning process to focus on how technology will impact the way we work and live. The world has just witnessed one of the fastest work transformations in history. COVID-19 saw businesses send people home en masse, leaning on technology to maintain business as usual
95Ars Technica / 7h Enlarge (credit: Elena Lacey, Getty Images) For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting . Now, at least in the most populous state in the US, that dream has become a reality. So why isn’t Apple—a company that increasingly uses privacy as a selling point —helping its customers take advantage of it? When California passed the Californi
Mashable / 7h The livestreamed fat bear cams are delightful. But they also reveal a harsh, competitive bear world . On July 19, when many bears gathered at the Brooks River in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve to catch big sockeye salmon at a popular ursine fishing spot, a well-known mother bear attacked another, younger bear. The scene, while not bloody, is intense and lurid, so it comes with a graph
Delta Status 2021 United• 68The Points Guy / 7h Earlier this week, I reported on Delta being the first U.S. airline to extend elite status through 2022 . Now all members who earned status in 2019, 2020 or 2021 will have Delta elite status through Jan. 31, 2023 — even if they don’t fly a single mile this year. This is excellent news for those who are still traveling less due to the pandemic, but it could have some unforeseen consequences for ne
SlashGear / 7h Plants tend to hoard DNA, not throwing anything out. The extra genes they hold inside can mutate to produce new physical traits. Holding onto the extra genes increases the tempo of evolution for the plants. A new study has found that duplication events such as those have been vitally important throughout the evolutionary history of gymnosperms. Gymnosperms are a diverse … Continue reading
Lifehacker / 7h If you’re looking for a new job, there’s a chance you’re feeling unfulfilled in your current position and you’re so over your boss that instead of bringing this up to them and hoping for a change, you’re ready to jump ship entirely. Read more...
How-To Geek / 7h In your Facebook account, you can change your email address at any time and for any reason. You can do this from both the Facebook site and the Facebook mobile app. Today, we’ll show you how easy it is. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Gizmodo / 7h Designer Jemma Swatek, who created the brand Lykke Wullf, went to college for environmental studies but later pivoted to fashion design. Now, though, she finds herself considering her environment constantly while making clothes. Read more...
South Africa Irish• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h British and Irish tourists expecting a strong response from the Springboks. Here's how to get Lions vs South Africa live stream and watch the second rugby Test online - wherever you are.
55One Mile at a Time / 7h For the average American, the single best way to maximize travel rewards is to make sure you’re applying for the best credit cards, and using the right credit cards for your daily spending. Having the card that best suits your spending patterns can be the difference between earning a single point per dollar on a purchase, and earning five points per dollar on a purchase. Over the past few years w
SlashGear / 8h A group of researchers, including scientists from the University of Illinois Chicago, were given $725,000 from the US Office of Naval Research to develop an AI system to help protect divers from waterborne bacteria, parasites, and other harmful pathogens. The challenge for divers is that they are sent into all kinds of water as part of their service in the … Continue reading
How-To Geek / 8h Documentaries are a great way to learn more about the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay a premium to watch them. There are many YouTubers out there producing high-quality documentaries that only cost your time and maybe watching an ad or two. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
SSD Ps5 Update 3D Audio• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h The PS5's Tempest 3D Audio feature is now coming to TV speakers, rather than only being supported on headphones. But will it actually affect you?
Lifehacker / 8h As proponents of composting (or at least using kitchen scraps as plant food ) we’re always on the lookout for tips and tricks that could improve the process, or (better yet) make it easier. This includes knowing what should—and, just as importantly, what shouldn’t—end up in the compost pile or bin. Read more...
The Points Guy / 8h Editor’s note: A version of this story was originally posted in December 2020 as part of TPG’s annual TPG Awards. The Regent Suite was named the Best New Cruise Ship Cabin of 2020. Among cruise fans, there’s a saying that there’s no bad cabin on a cruise ship. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself on a cruise, in any sort of cabin — even the smallest, least amenity-filled cabin — it’s all good.
SlashGear / 8h Adidas has introduced a new limited-edition pair of sunglasses made using additive manufacturing, the industry’s fancy term for 3D printing. The sunglasses have a unique woven appearance and, as you may have guessed given how they were manufactured, they can’t be folded. Only 150 units of these sunglasses will be made available, but only certain people will be allowed to … Continue reading
How-To Geek / 8h Working directly in the main branch of a GitHub repository is a very dangerous thing, as you stand the risk of pushing buggy code to production. To avoid this, you should create a branch and work in that. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
100+One Mile at a Time / 9h A new airline is planning on launching transpacific flights to the United States in 2022. Air Premia plans LAX flights in 2022 Air Premia is a South Korean Airline startup that has just filed with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to request the right to operate flights to the United States. According to the filing, Air Premia hopes to launch flights between Seoul Incheon (ICN)
45Ars Technica / 9h Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the world's impending problems and how to solve them. The lectures were first published under the title World Brain in 1938, and they are sweeping in scope. Wells argued for rearranging both education and the distribution of knowledge and thought
33Mashable / 9h Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. A deadly deluge in China recently trapped passengers on a subway train with water creeping up to their necks . Indeed, on our continually warming planet the rains are growing more extreme , the floods more devastating . Atmospheric scientists know why. When air temperature is warmer the at
Microsoft Flight Xbox FS• How-To Geek / 9h In 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator launched on Windows and delivered a never-before-seen aviation experience that allows you to fly anywhere on the planet. Fortunately, you no longer need a high-end PC to try it out, as Flight Simulator is finally available on Xbox Series X and S. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
21The Points Guy / 9h Editor’s note: Some travel cards come with awkward benefits that are difficult to maximize. This article is part of a series that shows you unique/fun/unintended ways to use your credit card benefits. If you’ve got any questions or have an example of a unique way to use a credit card perk, tweet us at @thepointsguy, message us on Facebook , or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Of my 20+ open ca
2021 Hungarian Prix• TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h Verstappen's seeking revenge after crashing out at Silverstone. Here's how to watch the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix and live stream F1, no matter where you are in the world today.
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SlashGear / 10h Telegram, the popular messaging app alternative to WhatsApp, has greatly expanded its video calls feature. Among the changes is new support for 1,000-person group video calls, making Telegram a solid alternative to other video chatting apps. In addition, Telegram has also improved video messages, screen sharing, video playback, and more. Telegram has underscored the reason it remains so popular d
91One Mile at a Time / 10h I love old aviation ads, as it’s always fun to see how the airline industry has changed. Well, if you’re looking for an old aviation-related ad this Saturday morning, look no further. A friend sent me a link to a promotional video put out by London City Airport in the early 1990s ( Londonist wrote about this five years ago). It’s kind of hilarious, kind of interesting, and oh-so-90s. The nearly e
How-To Geek / 10h To learn a skill, we gather knowledge, practice carefully, and monitor our performance. Eventually, we become better at that activity. Machine learning is a technique that allows computers to do just that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Boeing NASA Starliner• 75MIT Technology Review / 11h December 20, 2019, was supposed to be a landmark moment for the US space program and the US space industry, Boeing in particular. Boeing has been a partner of NASA since the agency’s inception in 1958—the company or those it acquired built the capsules that took Apollo astronauts to the moon and later built the space shuttle, and it helps operate the International Space Station. On that day, Boei
SlashGear / 11h Foldable smartphones have come of age in the last two years or so but when they started out, the first iterations of almost all makers fell flat on their faces. This is true to the first Surface Duo as well. It was Microsoft’s premier in the Android market alright, but software integration was far from the biggest glitch. The hardware … Continue reading
Mashable / 12h If there's one thing we've learned in recent times, it's that we simply cannot predict what life is going to throw at us. From wild weather events to a worldwide pandemic, it's becoming abundantly clear that we should all try to be a little more self-sufficient these days. After all, mother nature's been pretty angry with us, so it's high time we call in the reinforcements and supply ourselves wi
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Mashable / 12h Summer vacation is here, and it's possible that your kids have... a little too much time on their hands. If you want them to get off their tablets and gaming consoles for once, offer them something that will excite them all the same: an educational DIY kit. Below, you'll find a variety of robot kits and construction kits that will inspire your kids' creativity while school's out. (You can join in
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40Mashable / 12h Fifty years ago, NASA astronauts drove on the moon for the first time. If you can believe it, the moon isn't exactly easy to drive on. There are no roads. There's no oxygen. Gravity is weak. Temperatures range from -280 degrees Fahrenheit to a scorching hot 260 degrees. And the dust… The dust is awful. "The lunar environment is just such a horrible, horrible environment when it comes to dust gett
49How-To Geek / 12h Whisper’s AI-powered Hearing System, which dynamically adjusts to environments and makes conversations clearer, now works with 5 of the most popular Android phones. This opens the door to wireless phone calls through the Whisper hearing aid, a feature that was once an iPhone exclusive. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
20How-To Geek / 12h Rowing machines are an increasingly popular way to get in your daily exercise, but they can be terrifyingly expensive. However, NordicTrack is running a spectacular deal for today only on its RW200 Rower, making it the perfect day to pick one up for your home gym. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
How-To Geek / 12h Calling a restaurant to ask about its waitlist is a pain in the neck, but in time, Google could handle everything for you. Google is currently testing a new Duplex feature that uses AI to call a restaurant and ask to join the waitlist—on your terms, of course. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Staunton Elizabeth II• 5KMashable / 7h A third Queen Elizabeth II begins her reign soon on The Crown . Netflix revealed a first look at Imelda Staunton, who will take over the role of queen in The Crown 's upcoming fifth season. Tweet may have been deleted Claire Foy originated the role in 2016, followed by Olivia Colman with both actors staying on for two seasons. Staunton was cast when Season 5 was supposed to be the show's last — i
8KThe Points Guy / 7h Proof of vaccinations and masks will be required to attend all performances in New York City’s Broadway through October 2021, the Broadway League announced July 30. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Guests will need to be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days after a sing
The Points Guy / 8min There’s good news today for those who want to experience a ‘galaxy far, far away.’ We’re now one big step closer to being able to experience the immersive world of Star Wars. One of the most-anticipated additions to its Disney World Resort — Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. just released a new teaser video loaded with details — including a spring 2022 opening timeframe. New Details Revealed: Disn
Gizmodo / 17min This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta… Read more...
TechCrunch / 23min Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Utilities Commission issued the so-called Drivered AV pilot permit earlier this month, according to the approved application. It was posted on its website Fr
Gizmodo / 29min Filmmaker Taika Waititi is involved with so many things it’s very easy to forget one or two. For example, you probably remember he’s making Thor: Love and Thunder , and he’s supposed to do a Star Wars movie . You may even know he’s a bad guy in the new Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy and produces What We Do in the Shadows ,… Read more...
Covid Vaccine Requiring• The Points Guy / 43min This week alone has brought efforts by various cities, attractions and businesses requiring proof of vaccination for attendance. On Thursday, President Biden even suggested vaccination might be a prerequisite for international travel down the line. “You’re going to fly abroad … you’re going to have to have proof. You’re not just going to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I got tested,'” Biden told reporters
SlashGear / 44min Right up against the weekend here in late July, 2021, Microsoft released the first official Beta for Windows 11. This release is available to anyone who wishes to join the Windows Insiders program, and the software can be found in the Windows Beta Channel right this minute. As it is with any pre-release software, it’s important to run this update … Continue reading
The Points Guy / 50min If you’ve been wanting to head to Bora Bora using your points, now might be the day to book. According to Loyalty Lobby , there is currently wide open award space at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui from just 89,000 Hilton Honors points per night. This is a notoriously difficult property to book with points, with availability at the lower point rates typically quite scarce. However, through May 2022, you
Lifehacker / 56min When we last left the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, I was donning a VR headset and clearing out a space to play . I’ve now tried a bunch of different fitness apps and I have opinions. Here are my picks for some of the best ways to get your sweat on in virtual reality. Read more...
Blue Origin NASA SpaceX• Ars Technica / 56min Enlarge / Jeff Bezos holds aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart at a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard on July 20, 2021, in Van Horn, Texas. (credit: Getty Images | Joe Raedle) The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) today rejected Blue Origin's attempt to block the lunar-landing contract that NASA awarded to SpaceX. The GAO also rejected a similar p
SlashGear / 58min The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its response to Blue Origin’s and Dynetics’ protests over the lunar lander contract granted by NASA to competitor SpaceX. The protests were filed in late April, resulting in NASA temporarily pausing the lunar lander contract given to SpaceX while the GAO resolved the two formal protests. READ: NASA pauses SpaceX lunar lander contract … Cont
28Gizmodo / 59min It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as… Read more...
New Cruise Disney Wish• The Points Guy / 1h Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. You may think that Disney Cruise Line caters solely to families but the more we learn about the line’s forthcoming ship, Disney Wish, the more it’s clear that anyone — even those 18+ — can enjoy a fantastic cruise aboard the first of a trio of Triton-class vessels. This week, Disney announced more information about the elements of Di
Horizon Forbidden West• Engadget / 1h PlayStation fans will have to wait until 2022 to play Horizon Forbidden West , according to Bloomberg . The outlet reports the company has delayed its next big PS5 and PS4 exclusive to next year, pushing it back from its current 2021 holiday season release timeframe. Ahead of today's news, Sony hinted at a potential delay last month when the company published an interview with PlayStation Studios
Mashable / 1h Seeking some sensational escapism? What could possibly satisfy more than fabulous fantasy films? This wonderous genre leads viewers down a path into magical realms, where myths and monsters roam, surprises lie around every corner, and heroes set forth on adventures epic, outrageous, and exciting. Whether you’re searching for something silly, scary, or surreal, pulse-pounding, heart-warming or hea
View from the Wing / 1h 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 ...
Gizmodo / 1h It’s happened to all of us: You’ve been browsing your hard drive and found hundreds of gigabytes of lengthy video files of the inside of your office, apparently filmed without your awareness. Dozens or possibly hundreds of hours of footage of whatever you’re up to when you don’t think you’re being observed, and you… Read more...
21TechCrunch / 1h Deliveroo announced today that it is considering leaving the Spanish market, citing limited market share and a long road of investment with “highly uncertain long-term potential returns” on the horizon. The company, an on-demand outfit based in the U.K., went public earlier in 2021 . Its shares initially sagged , drawing concern about both the value of on-demand companies and tech concerns listin
29TechCrunch / 1h Jason Dressel Contributor Jason Dressel is president of History Factory , which helps companies use their history and heritage to enhance and transform strategy, positioning, marketing and communication. Every week over the past three and a half years, an average of three CEOs have exited tech companies in the U.S. That tally is higher — in good times and bad — than in any of the other 26 for-pro
Lifehacker / 1h Depending on where you live—and your mentality about yard appearance—lawns can be hard work. If you don’t want to go the artificial route (which has its own environmental and physical challenges), there are other ways to make lighter work of lawn care. There are lots of little steps you can take to keep your lawn lush… Read more...
29TechCrunch / 1h This year, livestream viewers in China are projected to spend more than $60 billion on digital shopping experiences that let them interact with influencers in real time. Promoting everything from cosmetics to food, social media stars use Taobao, TikTok and other platforms to livestream products and take questions from the audience. On Taobao’s Singles Day in 2020, livestreams racked up $6 billion
Lifehacker / 1h Google Drive is finally rolling out its long-awaited “block user” option. While it was previously possible to remove users from a shared document or prevent them from downloading and sharing files they collaborate on, you can now block all interactions directly in Drive . Read more...
SlashGear / 1h According to newly published research, dogs are sensitive to lies. More specifically, evidence was found that pet dogs have mechanisms underlying sensitivity to others’ beliefs. It seems likely that dogs have what it takes to sense whether a person speaking with them is being deceptive, whether they believe what they are saying is true. Tests were run on a group … Continue reading
SlashGear / 1h Many people around the world turn to caffeinated beverages to get a boost of energy in the morning or to help them focus on a difficult task. According to a new study from the University of Greenwich, caffeine offers similar benefits for bees, at least when it comes to getting their work done. Such caffeine solutions may help bees better … Continue reading
One Mile at a Time / 1h The Conrad Bora Bora is one of my favorite Hilton properties in the world ( read my review of the Conrad Bora Bora ). The catch is that for the past couple of years, saver level free night availability at this hotel has been very hard to come by. When there has been availability, it has often only been for a week or so over the course of the entire year. The beautiful Conrad Bora Bora There’s som
Gizmodo / 1h Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service. Read more...
Mashable / 1h As the laptop market has grown over the last few years, Chromebooks have too often been shoved into a niche as a cheaper device that isn’t quite a full featured laptop but gives you a little more juice than a tablet. Well, guess what? Chromebooks have outgrown that label and it’s time to give them some real consideration as a primary laptop. Here’s what is still true about Chromebooks. In general
The Points Guy / 1h Want to travel this fall but are on a budget? Check out this compilation of some of the best travel deals TPG has found for the fall. These deals allow you to travel across the country — or even the world — without breaking the bank. And now that more countries are reopening to Americans , the travel possibilities are wide open. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for
Gizmodo / 2h It’s a known fact that we here at io9 are quite fond of stories set at spooky boarding schools , so we’re very excited to be sharing an exclusive excerpt from Victoria Lee’s witchy new boarding school-set novel A Lesson in Vengeance , which blends queer themes with Gothic chills. Read more...
TechCrunch / 2h Kodiak Robotics is one of the last private autonomous vehicles companies focused on trucking that is still standing. Nearly all the rest have been wooed by the public marketplace and the capital it can provide. But co-founder and CEO Don Burnette says the three-year-old company’s strategy of staying focused and small(er) is paying off. It will be able to deploy a commercial-scale operation for ab
Growth 2021 TechCrunch• TechCrunch / 2h “The best thing a startup can do, and I’m seeing it happen more and more, is investing in community early on,” growth marketing expert Max van den Ingh of Unmuted tells us. “When I was leading growth at MisterGreen, we created a community for the first thousand Tesla Model 3 owners in the Netherlands. Everyone wanted to be a part of this founding tribe, learn from each other, get insights and so
Lifehacker / 2h Did you know the summer Olympics include competitions in canoeing, BMX racing, handball, trampoline, and judo? Maybe you didn’t, but fans of those sports definitely do , and you might encounter those big brains and need to play along. Read more...
Gizmodo / 2h Apple CEO Tim Cook is not known for losing his cool. He’s had stern words for Facebook , and people trying to make a TV show based on Gawker for Apple TV+ , but generally speaking? Cook comes off as a genial, if surprisingly swole , gent—your wholesome tech grandpa. At least, until you put him on the phone with Tesla CEO… Read more...
32TechCrunch / 2h I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000 . “I hate the universe,” she texted. Sure, the universe would be better if people with a spare $425,000 spent it on mutual aid or something, but minutes later, we were trying to figure out what this whole Yat thing was all about. And few more minute
Gizmodo / 2h They’re red, they’re reasonably big, and they have no business being in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming. Read more...
How-To Geek / 2h Hackers, unfortunately, are always coming up with clever new ways to steal or access secure information. Some recently detected Android malware, dubbed Vultur, is using a brazen new method for harvesting login credentials for over 100 banking and crypto apps. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Gizmodo / 2h Everybody needs a plan to survive the zombie apocalypse, climate apocalypse, financial apocalypse, or all of the above. You need your shotgun, your go-bags, and your pickup truck but mostly you just need a good place to hide out while all the shit goes down—a refuge from the madness of systemic, global collapse. Read more...
Lifehacker / 2h Peaches are a great source of consternation for me. I am convinced that the last good peach I ate was consumed during my childhood, in 2001 or 2002, somewhere in the neighborhood of Kisela Voda in Skopje, Macedonia. Most likely, it was one I had picked from a neighbor’s tree on my way from one grandmother’s house to… Read more...
Mashable / 2h April Hamm knows Google Maps is more than just a tool to navigate from point A to B. She's harnessed the power of the app to teach people about Black history in her current city of New Orleans. Though she grew up in a small town in Georgia, Hamm spent a lot of time visiting New Orleans as a kid. Since 2017, Hamm's been a Google Maps Local Guide for her adopted city. Guides are contributors who vo
Elon Musk Apple Cook• 22Mashable / 2h Ah, who doesn't love some drama between two rich adult men. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times published a review of Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins' new book about Tesla, Power Play . The review stresses that the book is about "the many employees not named Elon Musk who made essential contributions to whatever success the carmaker enjoys today," with Musk serving "not as main character bu
SlashGear / 2h On June 15, Disney World dropped its face mask required for guests who had been fully vaccinated. Fast-forward a little over a month and the same face mask requirements have been reinstated, meaning every visitors must wear a mask even if they’ve received both shots of the vaccine. Disney maintains a website that contains information about its reopening details, including … Continue reading
Lifehacker / 3h Welp, parents, it looks like you’ll need to leave even more room in your budget for school supplies this year: According to the National Retail Federation , families will spend an average of $849 on supplies in 2021, $59 more than last year, due to pandemic-related supply chain issues. Here’s a look at what you can… Read more...
Engadget / 3h Twitter has laid out plans for a bug bounty competition with a difference. This time around, instead of paying researchers who uncover security issues , Twitter will reward those who find as-yet undiscovered examples of bias in its image-cropping algorithm. Back in April, Twitter said it would study potential “unintentional harms” created by its algorithms, beginning with its image-cropping one.
How-To Geek / 3h Among its 100,000+ skills, Alexa includes a Sound Detection feature, which allows it to listen for specific sounds and respond with a routine or command. Today, we’ll show you how to set this feature up and put it to work. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
How-To Geek / 3h Russia’s “Nauka” Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) successfully connected with the International Space Station on Thursday, July 29. Not long after, however, the flight control team noticed the module’s thrusters were unexpectedly firing, temporarily pushing the station out of orientation. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
23TechCrunch / 3h It all seems so simple. Instead of the dreaded back-and-forth on email, what if there was a solution that helped two parties (or multiple parties) schedule a call or a hangout? Calendly was born out of that question. Today, the company is worth more than $3 billion, according to reports, and has more than 10 million users. The growth of the product is insane, with more than 1,000% growth from las
40TechCrunch / 3h Raj Yavatkar Contributor As CTO, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper Networks ' technology strategy through the execution of the company’s innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, mobile edge cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration and hybrid cloud. Software developers and engineers have rarely been in higher demand. Organizations’ n
Ars Technica / 3h Enlarge (credit: iStock / Getty Images ) We're currently watching—often in horror—what happens as a virus and its hosts engage in an evolutionary arms race. Measures to limit infectivity and enhance immunity are selecting for viral strains that spread more readily and avoid at least some of the immune response. All of that is easily explained through evolutionary theory and has been modeled mathe
100+Futurism / 3h It shouldn’t be surprising by now to learn that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate thanks to worsening climate change — and spelling bad news for the rest of the planet. But sometimes it can be hard to conceptualize the vast scale of the problem , or how big of an impact it’ll have on the rest of us, thousands of miles away. Well, new World Meteorological Organization data may help paint a
400+Futurism / 3h New Record! The scandal-ridden stock trading app Robinhood went public on Thursday with a record-shattering IPO. The only problem? It broke the record in the wrong direction. Robinhood’s IPO is officially the worst-performing out of all 51 American companies that raised at least the same amount of money, according to analysis from Bloomberg . Trading began at $38 per share in the company, which w
400+Futurism / 3h Civilization Collapse While Australians are fighting over rat carcasses in a “Mad Max” scenario, it might be pretty much business as usual in New Zealand. At least, that’s the conclusion of a new study by researchers at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University, who examined which places on Earth would be best prepared to deal with breakdowns in global supply chains, financial structures, and other compl
100+The Points Guy / 3h Throughout the pandemic, what one major Florida theme park did with introducing or lifting pandemic precautions, the others quickly followed. But that may have just changed in a major way. Walt Disney World recently adjusted its face mask policies one day after new Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidance came out recommending the use of indoor face masks by both vaccinated and unvaccinated indi
Alaska Airlines FC• 300+One Mile at a Time / 3h During the pandemic we saw most airlines cut inflight service to minimize contact between passengers and crew (for example, here’s my review of an April 2021 Alaska Airlines first class flight ). In mid-May, Alaska Airlines began to restore service in both first class and economy class, and now the airline will be taking it a step further , and is immediately restoring more service. Stuff will st
Alaska Airlines FC• View from the Wing / 3h Meal service on flights over 670 miles in domestic first class, and hot food at meal times on 1100+ mile flights, alcohol in all cabins, and food for sale in coach. Continue reading ...
Lifehacker / 3h To observe a dog is to bear witness to a great many animal mysteries, such as why do dogs sniff other dogs’ butts, and why does my dog pee multiple times during the same walk? Read more...
Disney Black Widow• Ars Technica / 3h Enlarge / A billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios' Black Widow on June 22, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (credit: Getty Images | AaronP/Bauer-Griffin) Scarlett Johansson sued the Walt Disney Company yesterday, alleging that it breached her contract by releasing Black Widow on Disney+ the same day it was released in theaters. The simultaneous release allowe
Tesla Megapack Australia• 34TechCrunch / 3h Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Facebook’s next product will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban smart glasses A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in its first test A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at between 10 and 10.
Two Point Hospital Sonic• SlashGear / 3h Sega has revealed that two big promos are launching in Two Point Hospital today. With the first one, we’ll see a variety of Sonic the Hedgehog items go live in the game in celebration of Sonic‘s 30th anniversary. The second is a free-to-play promo that will allow newcomers to the game to check it out without paying for the privilege … Continue reading
Blue Origin NASA SpaceX• Engadget / 4h The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has dismissed protests from Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics over NASA’s decision to hand out a single $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX as part of its Human Landing System program . On Friday, the watchdog said NASA’s “evaluation of all three proposals was reasonable and consistent with applicable procurement law, regulation, and the announc
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h A perimeter-based approach to cybersecurity is no longer enough. In an era defined by distributed work, you need to protect your data where it resides — usually outside the walls of your organization. That's where Tresorit comes in.
200+One Mile at a Time / 4h Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let’s take a look at the details (but I’ll say up front that this is an offer you probably shouldn’t take advantage of). Southwest Rapid Rewards selling points with 65% bonus Through Thursday, August 2
The Points Guy / 4h Following a bit of quick action by the U.S. government , big-ship Alaska cruises have finally restarted after a nearly two-year-long hiatus, and Americans with criminal records can now cruise there with less hassle in 2021. Historically, Alaska cruises can be cumbersome for travelers who have criminal records because Canadian law won’t allow them to disembark at Canadian ports. Because Alaska cru
View from the Wing / 4h The new United Quest SM Card has launched with a temporary offer of up to 100,000 bonus miles. And it's intriguing for its annual United Airlines statement credit and award redemption rebates. Continue reading ...
How-To Geek / 4h Android TV and Google TV are different, but they do share some features. One such feature is the “Watchlist.” This is your personal list of content that you want to watch. Here’s how it works on Android TV. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
How-To Geek / 4h Smart lighting products shouldn’t just hang from your ceiling or stick to your wall. At least, that’s the idea behind Govee’s Lyra floor lamp, an impressive lighting product that can paint a wall with swirling colors or flash to the beat of music for a quick party. While I don’t think that the Lyra is for everyone, it’s an interesting device for smart home enthusiasts, gamers, and party animals.
Bentley Flying Spur• How-To Geek / 4h Bentley is now launching its Flying Spur Plug-In Hybrid lineup, starting with a limited-edition model called the Odyssean Edition. It takes a few cues from Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept car, namely an interior design that emphasizes high-end, sustainable materials. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Lifehacker / 4h Earlier this summer, we wrote about the 15 U.S. islands you should visit . Now, we’re turning our attention to the magnificent waterfalls our country has to offer—and that you should experience at least once in your life. There are actually tens of thousands of waterfalls across the United States—some are large wonders… Read more...
Huawei P50 US Qualcomm• Ars Technica / 4h The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. Despite facing down a global chip shortage, a US export ban, and plummeting market share , Huawei is still plowing ahead and announcing its next flagship smartphone, the Huawei P50 Pro. The phone, which was teased back in June , is the company's first smartphone launching with HarmonyOS, Huawei's in-house operating system (though it's just a fork of Android)
Gizmodo / 4h The sporting goods world is rife with hype. Can these basketball shoes make you jump higher? Can this jersey cut through the air and make you run faster? Usually, the answer is no. So when Speedo pitched me on its current high-end racing swimsuit, which some prominent Olympians are currently wearing, I didn’t think… Read more...
52Gizmodo / 4h In what can only be considered a triumph for all robot-kind, this week, a federal court has ruled that an artificially intelligent machine can, in fact, be an inventor—a decision that came after a year’s worth of legal battles across the globe. Read more...
200+Gizmodo / 4h Even if you know what to expect, watching 1966's Batman: The Movie today is shocking. After years of being pummeled with serious, gritty, big-budget superhero spectacles , it’s hard to fathom a film as innocent and self-aware as the one based on the popular TV show . Everyone involved is so game for silliness, so… Read more...
Elon Musk Apple Cook• 2KFuturism / 4h Power Play According to explosive allegations in a new book, Elon Musk once demanded to be made CEO of software megacorporation Apple — prompting Tim Cook, the actual CEO, to hang up the phone in disgust. Here’s how things went down during a 2016 call, according to the Los Angeles Times ‘ synopsis of “ Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century ,” by Wall Street Journal reporter Tim
400+The Points Guy / 4h The highly transmissible delta variant , first discovered in India, is the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. and has been detected in dozens of countries. It’s been observed as 50% to 60% more contagious than the alpha variant that drove the pandemic this winter. Even with concerns about the delta variant, domestic air travel doesn’t appear to be significantly affected, at least not yet.
27Lifehacker / 4h Delta is more contagious than the original COVID-19 virus, and it’s even more contagious than the other variants of concern. That’s why the CDC has recently recommended masking up in some situations even if you’re vaccinated—as many public health experts have been urging ever since Delta started spreading. Read more...
SlashGear / 4h Google’s quantum computer has been used to build a “time crystal” according to freshly-published research, a new phase of matter that upends the traditional laws of thermodynamics. Despite what the name might suggest, however, the new breakthrough won’t let Google build a time machine. Time crystals were first proposed in 2012, as systems that continuously operate out of equilibrium. Unlike … Con
Musk Apple App Store• 200+TechCrunch / 4h Elon Musk is siding with Epic Games in the App Store monopoly case, with the Tesla CEO firing off a tweet Friday morning that called Apple’s Store fees “a de facto global tax on the Internet,” also adding that “Epic is right.” Epic Games legal battle with Apple is sure to last years and the Fortnite maker has hardly been secretive about its aims to win the battle for popular opinion as well. Musk
28Mashable / 4h You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you’re living on or off-campus, starting your first semester, or heading into your final year, it’s important to set yourself up for maximum success as a college student. That means coming prepared for whatever campus life m
SlashGear / 5h This week an apparent McDonald’s Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn’t that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald’s Australia, Sony Australia, or any of
Blue Origin NASA SpaceX• 29TechCrunch / 5h Blue Origin’s protest to a U.S. governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a multi-billion dollar contract to develop a lunar lander was rejected. The Government Accountability Office said Friday that it was denying both Blue Origin’s protest and a separate challenge filed by Dynetics, a defense contractor that also submitted a proposal for the contract. GAO concluded that NASA di
Lifehacker / 5h To say I enjoy eating corn would be to grossly downplay the truth. I love corn, and I eat a lot of it during the summer. I will eat it raw. I will eat it pickled. I will eat it steamed, and grilled, and sautéed. Read more...
53MIT Technology Review / 5h DeepMind has developed a vast candy-colored virtual playground that teaches AIs general skills by endlessly changing the tasks it sets them. Instead of developing just the skills needed to solve a particular task, the AIs learn to experiment and explore, picking up skills they then use to succeed in tasks they’ve never seen before. It is a small step toward general intelligence. What is it? XLand
Engadget / 5h Following the death of a sight-impaired relative, Wataru Chino had no choice but to take action. In response to the tragedy, the Honda EV engineer developed an in-shoe navigation system, dubbed Ashirase (both the name of the product and the name of the company) that allows low-sighted people to use their feet to navigate, rather than cell phones or other visual aids. The tactile navigation system
The Points Guy / 5h Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest information. Higher education costs have been steadily increasing over the last two decades, making tuition a sizable expense for many families. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide. While many colleges and universities accept credit cards for these payments, it isn’t always free to do
How-To Geek / 5h Has the time come to update your Arch Linux system? Whether you’re on pure Arch or an Arch-based distro like Manjaro and Garuda Linux, we’ll show you how to safely update your system with one or two simple commands. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
100+How-To Geek / 5h Several months after its release, the PS5 finally supports SSD storage upgrades. But you need to be a registered Beta user to perform the upgrade. And you need to find an M.2 SSD with read speeds over 5,500MB/s or higher. Oh, and the SSD needs a heatsink, which you might need to add yourself, and Sony suggests having a small flashlight on hand—wait, isn’t this a bit complicated? Read This Article
How-To Geek / 5h Over the past year, the pandemic made working remotely commonplace and now, people are realizing they can do that from a more scenic place. That’s exactly why Airbnb just released a Wi-Fi speed test tool that allows hosts to verify and list their Wi-Fi speeds so guests can see before booking. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
32TechCrunch / 5h In the last decade, high-quality design has become a necessity in the software space. Great design is a commodity, not a luxury, and yet, designing beautiful products and finding great designers continues to be a struggle for many entrepreneurs. At Early Stage 2021, design expert Scott Tong walked us through some of the ways founders should think about design. Tong was involved in product and bra
100+Gizmodo / 5h After many episodes of bounty hunting chases , Rylothi insurrection, and the briefest snifter of mounting resistance , Star Wars: The Bad Batch returned this week to a concept it fascinatingly pondered early on in its debut season. We know, as the audience, that the Clone army is destined to be replaced by the human… Read more...
200+Futurism / 5h One-Way Trip Nikola became the laughingstock of the automotive world last year when it emerged that it had rolled its (purportedly) hydrogen-electric semi truck down a hill in a high-profile demo because it couldn’t actually drive yet. Now, though, it turns out the ruse may have been even more pathetic — federal prosecutors in the new fraud charges levied against Nikola founder Trevor Milton now
Lifehacker / 5h It’s easy to get lost in a sea of open tabs between multiple browser windows—sometimes even with the same website in multiple tabs. Instead, use the built-in search tabs feature in your browser to keep things organized . You’ll find this feature in all major browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. And while the new… Read more...
100+Gizmodo / 5h Snow has fallen in Brazil, an extremely rare event for the tropical country. Thanks to an intense cold snap, snow or freezing rain fell in at least 43 Brazilian cities on Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather service Climatempo . Read more...
PlayStation 5 PS5 SSD• SlashGear / 5h Yesterday, Sony launched its very first PS5 system software beta. It’s a big one, too, as it enables the PS5’s M.2 expansion slot that has sat dormant since the console released late last year. For now, M.2 support for the PlayStation 5 is only in beta, and while anyone with a PS5 can register to receive beta software, it’s probably … Continue reading
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Greece Delta Tourism• 28The Points Guy / 5h Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. Too much, too soon? The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued warnings against non-essential travel to Greece’s 13 south Aegean islands including popular Mykonos and Santorini just a month after Greece officially launched its tourist season and ended most restrictions related to the lockdown. Locally, Greek D
Valve Wolfire Steam• Ars Technica / 5h Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Valve has issued a scathing response to Wolfire's April lawsuit alleging anticompetitive monopoly practices on the Steam storefront . In that response, Valve argues that the suit should be dismissed because it "fails to allege the most basic elements of an antitrust case." There’s no right to free Steam keys Wolfire's case centers in part on the fact that V
Engadget / 5h For the better part of its recent history, Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists have been the company’s go-to way to help people discover new music. In the span of a week, it has added two additional discovery tools. The first, What’s New , is a panel that highlights new releases from your favorite artists and podcasts. The second, which the company detailed today , is a curated
Gizmodo / 5h You might not know Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. off the top of your head, but you definitely use gadgets featuring their chips. In fact, it’s the sole semiconductor supplier for Apple’s various devices. Now, Nikkei Asia is reporting TSMC’s most advanced factory for Apple processors has been hit by gas… Read more...
Gizmodo / 5h Recent hubbub about subsurface lakes detected on Mars has a new twist, as new research argues that the underground structures aren’t lakes at all. The researchers behind the study say that, rather than liquid water, the Martian south pole contains smectites , a class of clays that have been misinterpreted in the data. Read more...
One Mile at a Time / 6h Once in a while we see hotel loyalty programs offer bonuses to new members. At the moment Marriott Bonvoy, which is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, has such an offer. Marriott Bonvoy’s refer-a-friend promotion At the moment Marriott Bonvoy has a promotion for new members , but only if they’re referred by existing members: If you’re referred to Marriott Bonvoy by an existing member, you
Mashable / 6h SAVE $272: As of July 30, you can get the Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner and mop on sale on Amazon for just $377.99 (normally $649.99) when you apply the site's extra savings coupon and enter the code ROBOROCKS6 at checkout. Searching for the ultimate deal on a new robot vacuum? Amazon is going to make you work for this one, but it's worth it. Here's the sitch: The excellent Roborock S6 , a sma
Engadget / 6h Following its Q2 earnings call this week, Tesla representatives confirmed previous reports that its commercial EV project, Semi, will be delayed until 2022. The company cites both the ongoing global processor shortage and its own currently-limited battery production capability for the new 4680 style cells as contributing to its decision. On the plus side, Tesla executives also confirmed that deve
SlashGear / 6h The QR code system was originally invented back in the year 1994, pre-dating the smartphone by a decade and a half. The QR code (Quick Response code) that was once mainly aimed at identifying products for stores in a way that was more versatile than the more popular barcode system – UPC barcodes. It doesn’t take much more than a … Continue reading
View from the Wing / 6h The fine for not wearing a mask in public transportation the first time is just $250. But almost no one is cited for this, I see passengers walking around airports all the time maskless and nobody stops them. Airlines enforce masking on the aircraft, but airports don't enforce it in the terminal most of the time. Once someone is cited, though, that doesn't mean anyone winds up paying a fine. In f
200+How-To Geek / 6h A surprise update to Google Play Pass adds 8 new games, including the popular platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition. This update comes as Google prepares to launch Android 12, an OS upgrade that includes a few special features for gamers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
How-To Geek / 6h At the core, iPhones are communication devices. So it makes sense that you’d want to put the people you talk to the most front and center. We’ll show you how to create home screen shortcuts for your favorite contacts. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Lifehacker / 6h Most MacBooks have a backlit keyboard—that white light underneath that lets you see the keys when it’s dark. By default, the keyboard backlight is set to turn on automatically when your MacBook detects low-light conditions, and the brightness level is adjusted automatically. Read more...
COVID CDC Vaccinated Delta• 400+Ars Technica / 6h Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing advisory for indoors, regardless of vaccination status, on the latest data showing that Provincetown COVID cases are increasing. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) An analysis of a COVID-19 cluster of around 900 people in Massachusetts— 74 percent of whom are
Lufthansa Sleeper’s Row• 100+The Points Guy / 6h Editors note: This story has been updated with new information Following a successful trial on Lufthansa’s Frankfurt (FRA) – Sao Paolo (GRU) route in 2020, the airline will offer the “Sleeper’s Row” booking option on select long-distance flights, which allows passengers to purchase an entire row of seats to make a flat bed for an additional charge. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV• SlashGear / 6h Mitsubishi’s new Outlander PHEV is coming to the US, but would-be drivers of the plug-in hybrid will have to be a little patient, the automaker has confirmed. The new Outlander PHEV will be based on the same three-row platform as the current, gas-only 2022 Outlander, but add in more electric driving range among other improvements. In fact it’s a whole … Continue reading
41Gizmodo / 6h Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are continuing to sort through an issue that caused the newly arrived Nauka module to inadvertently fire its thrusters after docking to the orbital outpost. Read more...
47TechCrunch / 6h Robinhood priced at $38 per share this week, opened flat and closed its first day’s trading yesterday worth $34.82 per share, or a bit more than 8% underwater. The company posted a mixed picture today, falling early before recovering to breakeven in late-morning trading. It wasn’t the debut that some expected Robinhood to have . The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every mor
TechCrunch / 6h Don’t miss your chance to experience TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — the startup world’s must-attend event of the season — for less than $100. Why not get the best ROI of your time while simultaneously learning about the latest industry trends and mining for opportunities that can take your startup to new levels of success? Disrupt takes place on September 21-23, but the early-bird deal expires today,
500+Futurism / 6h Shrug It Off On Thursday, Russia docked its new Nauka module to the International Space Station — and, just three hours later, sent the entire orbital facility careening off course when it suddenly and unexpectedly fired up its thrusters . Now, the Russian space agency Roscosmos says that a software glitch is to blame, Reuters reports . Apparently the module received the command to “withdraw,” se
Engadget / 6h Samsung wants to teach you about the history of electronics, as long as you can stay awake long enough to sit through the dull lessons. Through its Innovation Museum , the company is releasing five animated videos about inventions that shaped society. If the first episode is anything to go by, they might as well be classified as sleep aids. The series premiere delves into the history of telecommu
21Mashable / 6h Another week of summer down. I'm not sure I understand what the phrase "dog days of summer" truly means but let's just assume it means the days move by really fast. Before the weekend starts and you do whatever is you do to enjoy your summer weekend, might I suggest reading some good tweets? Why? Because they'll make you laugh, dear reader, and you deserve a nice chuckle every now and again. So,
37Gizmodo / 6h As one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest heroes , the responsibility to save the world (presumably) will fall to Shang-Chi in director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings . But unlike many of Marvel’s other upcoming projects that have previously-established roots in the MCU, Shang … Read more...
25TechCrunch / 6h Outvio , an Estonian startup that provides a white-label SaaS fulfillment solution for medium-sized and large online retailers in Spain and Estonia, has closed a $3 million early-stage financing round led by Change Ventures. Also participating were TMT Investments (London), Fresco Capital (San Francisco) and Lemonade Stand (Tallinn). Several angels also joined the round, including James Berdigans
22TechCrunch / 6h Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump and social media. In both cases some semblance of balanced rationality is seeping in to the public discourse. First is the former president, who has al
EU Amazon GDPR Fine• Gizmodo / 6h Amazon says it intends to challenge a record $886 million fine imposed by a European Union privacy regulator over what the company says are perceived privacy violations related to its advertising technology. Read more...
Lifehacker / 6h Hey, did your phone just ding? It sounded like a match. Congrats! But oh, what’s this? The match is someone super hot you swiped right on with the assumption they’d never actually swipe right back? Read more...
Engadget / 6h As July comes to a close, a number of laptops, earbuds, games and more have gone on sale across the web. Students planning their back-to-school shopping list have a few ways to save on Apple products — the latest MacBook Air M1 is $150 off at Amazon (that's better than Apple's own education discount ) and the iPad Air remains $100 off as well. All capacities of Samsung's T7 portable SSD have been
SlashGear / 6h Today we’re taking a peek at Eevee Community Day in Pokemon GO, complete with an early peek at code that’ll go live on the first big day. Eevee Community Day in Pokemon GO is your next best bet for finding a Shiny Eevee and whichever Eevee evolution Pokemon you’ve not yet collected. The latest update to this event (before it … Continue reading
Flight Unruly Passengers• 200+The Points Guy / 6h More than 85% of flight attendants who responded to a recent survey say they have encountered unruly passengers over the first seven months of 2021. Further, nearly 20% of those who responded say they’ve encountered physical violence on aircraft this year, according to the results of the survey, which was run by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a major flight attendants union. Want
Gizmodo / 6h Windows 11 is on the way, bringing with it a fresh design and eliminating some features while adding new ones. One of the technologies that Microsoft’s next operating system is bringing with it is DirectStorage, promising super-fast loading times for next-gen SSD storage. Here’s everything you need to know about the… Read more...
SlashGear / 6h NASA and Boeing have postponed today’s Orbital Flight Test-2 launch attempt, pushing back the Starliner test into August as work continues on the International Space Station. The orbiting research platform was unexpectedly jolted this week, after what’s been described as a software glitch caused the newly-arrived Russian module to light up its thrusters. The Roscosmos Multipurpose Laboratory Modu
Engadget / 6h If Gary Numan had heard a different sound the first time he encountered a synthesizer, we might not have had “ Cars ,” “ Are 'Friends' Electric? ” or even Gary Numan (he was born Gary Webb before adopting his stage name). The New Wave movement might have been little more than a ripple, Synth Pop may have never happened and, in a roundabout way, Calvin Harris might never have known what we came fo
Mashable / 7h No one should have to guess what's going on in that dark scene of The Handmaid's Tale. Since 2020, TV manufacturers have been pumping out large, affordable 4K panels at a wicked fast pace — which means watching your favorite content with punchy colors, decipherable shadows, and smooth transitions doesn't have to be reserved for the movie theater. Each weekend, we'll be compiling a list of our fav
The Points Guy / 7h Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. As regular readers know, I’m as happy in a tiny “inside” cabin on a cruise ship as I am in a super-suite. I’m a minimalist at heart, and all I really require from a cruise ship cabin is a place to lay my head at night and enough storage for what I can fit in a 21-inch carry-on bag . But even a minimalist c
34Gizmodo / 7h Fukushima’s wildlife has been intensely studied since the tsunami and nuclear disaster struck the region a decade ago. But in a new paper, scientists detail how wildlife are being enlisted to monitor the region itself. Read more...
Amazon EU Fine European• 200+TechCrunch / 7h Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit Amazon with a record-breaking €746 million ($887 million) GDPR fine over the way it uses customer data for targeted advertising purposes. Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless and added that it intended to defend itself “vigorously in this matter.” “Maintaining the sec
Lifehacker / 7h Adam Driver’s next role is a far cry from Kylo Ren. In Annette , the new artsy film from French director Leos Carax (the revelatory Holy Motors , which you should watch right now; it’s streaming for free ), he plays a toxic, controlling husband to a woman played by Marion Cotillard; their bond grows yet more tenuous… Read more...
Engadget / 7h New York City capped food delivery app fees to help restaurants survive the COVID-19 pandemic , and it's keeping those limits in place as the recovery begins. Gothamist reports the City Council has passed a bill that extends caps on delivery app fees until February 17th, 2022. The limits were due to expire in August and kept fees no higher than 15 percent for deliveries, plus 5 percent for other
Tesla Megapack Australia• 100+Futurism / 7h Battery Blaze On Thursday night, a Tesla Megapack battery system burst into flames at a facility in Australia. It’s still not entirely clear why the massive energy storage unit caught fire, according to Electrek . But the fact that the blaze happened while running initial tests on the batteries suggests that there are still kinks to sort out before Tesla is fully able to help stabilize Australia’
How-To Geek / 7h When you add audio to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you might set it to play automatically or in the background. You might not need to see the sound icon in these cases, so why not hide it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
77One Mile at a Time / 7h The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) are among the most popular premium cards out there. The personal version of the card recently underwent a major refresh , and on top of that both cards are offering excellent bonuses for new cardmembers right now. The cards have hefty annual fees — $695 for the personal version ( R
Ars Technica / 7h The 2021 F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Lariat. [credit: Eric Bangeman ] Ford’s F-series pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in the United States for what seems like forever, so there's probably a powerful temptation not to mess with something that has worked so well. But the times, they are a-changin’, and so must pickup trucks. Ford revealed its new ideas in the form of the all-electric 2022
Amazon EU Fine European• 47Mashable / 7h Amazon's $100 billion quarter has gotten a bit sour after the company got hit with a record, 746 million euro ($886 million) fine for violating the EU's privacy rules. According to Amazon's regulatory filing , the decision was made on July 16 by Luxembourg's data protection authority CNPD, which claimed that Amazon's processing of personal data did not comply with the EU's GDPR (General Data Prot
Mashable / 7h Save $30: Grab the Levoit Core 400S air purifier on sale for $189.99 at Amazon as of July 30. Every time I've looked at my Apple Watch within the last week, the weather module has displayed unhealthy air quality conditions. Wildfire smoke has been blowing from the West Coast, lowering air quality across the country . And while it won't magically fix everything, an air purifier can help improve th
Chilean Xepelin Kaszek• 49TechCrunch / 7h Chilean startup Xepelin , which has created a financial services platform for SMEs in Latin America, has secured $30 million in equity and $200 million in credit facilities. LatAm venture fund Kaszek Ventures led the equity portion of the financing, which also included participation from partners of DST Global and a slew of other firms and founders/angel investors. LatAm- and U.S.-based asset man
Rewards Points Card• 20The Points Guy / 7h The U.K. recently announced that it plans to drop the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers on Aug. 2, 2021. This is great news for those looking to visit London since you no longer have to quarantine for up to 10 days and undergo multiple covid tests during your stay. Even better, in a recent hunt for award space, the TPG team has found that there’s fairly widespread award s
100+Gizmodo / 7h Let us put away all thoughts of the “coma seasons” of Archer , which were only intermittently fun—season eight’s retro private-eye Dreamland had some good moments, but season 10's 1999 got lost in space rather quickly. Really, all they did was make us miss Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and his Archer comrades in… Read more...
Lifehacker / 7h Sequels are rarely necessary, but that doesn’t mean we won’t watch them, hoping that a follow-up will refine and expand a story in a way that fulfills the promise of the original, rather than letting it down. Any movie fan can list the great and successful sequels, but this is something a bit different. Read more...
Steam Client Beta Linux• SlashGear / 7h Valve has rolled out a new Steam beta, and this one is a big one. The changelog is rather brief, but some big changes are coming to the Downloads page in particular. In addition, we’re also seeing some updates for the Library, a few updates to the Linux version of Steam, and finally, some tweaks for SteamVR. The biggest changes, … Continue reading
200+Gizmodo / 7h Ron Popeil, that guy you watched on TV as a kid selling Ronco dehydrators and bagel cutters, died on Wednesday at 86 years old. According to the New York Times , Popeil died of a brain hemorrhage at a Los Angeles hospital. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and four grandchildren. Read more...
500+Futurism / 7h Three Day Weekend If US Congressman Mark Takano has his way, most Americans will end up working four days — that’s just 32 hours — instead of the more-or-less universally accepted five day, 40 hour week that we have today. The Californian Democrat introduced new legislation on Tuesday that, if enacted, would change the threshold for overtime work throughout the country, according to a press relea
29TechCrunch / 7h Since U.K. spying headquarters GCHQ was established in Cheltenham in the 1950s, the city has attracted large firms like IBM, Raytheon, Microsoft and BAE Systems to the region, and startups like Truststamp, Bamboo Technologies, Ripjar, Hub8 and CYNAM have emerged from the city. All of these firms draw on the talent that naturally gravitates to such a place, especially when you have these kinds of
Mashable / 8h Whether you want to master ethical hacking, network administration, or cloud computing, here's a selection of course bundles that will help you get started. Just be sure to enter the code ANNUAL60 at checkout to get the discounted price as of July 30. All deals are active for a limited time. The Complete Oracle Master Class Bundle With this bundle, you'll receive a jam-packed collection of practi
The Points Guy / 8h You’ve heard of the Chase Trifecta and the Amex Trifecta , haven’t you? They’re specific three-card combinations that can make you a points-earning monster. With these strategies, you’ll get the most possible points from every swipe of your credit card. With a newly released credit card, Citi has now entered the ring with its own power-earning collection of cards. We’re calling it the Citi Quadfe
View from the Wing / 8h And you thought you have been Bonvoyed, I don’t know that there have been many Marriott stays worse than this one. A guest at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa went to the ocean “for a midnight swim.” Nobody told her that this might dangerous. Continue reading ...
How-To Geek / 8h In Windows 11, the taskbar takes up a small portion of the screen. Luckily, it’s easy to reclaim that space by configuring the taskbar to hide itself automatically. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
33TechCrunch / 8h Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were a smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex joined by Grace and Chris to sort through a week that brought together both this quarter’s earnings cycle and the Q3 IPO rush. So, it was just a little busy! Before we get to topics, however, a note that we are h
Lifehacker / 8h Simple syrup is nice to have on hand for the times when you feel like making a cocktail at home—but buying it from the store seems kind of wasteful when it’s nothing more than sugar and water. Making your own syrup on the stovetop has its own drawbacks, though (namely that you have to wait for it to heat up and cool… Read more...
Music, Arts & Literature / 8h Spring and summer style book for men, young men & boys, 1921 / Hart Schaffer & Marx. Catalog featuring clothing from Hart Schaffner & Marx. Cover title: “F G Clayton Co. SW cor Michigan & Shelby, Detroit, Michigan : Headquarters for Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes.” Knight on horseback depicted on cover. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
SlashGear / 8h Motorola’s Android update commitment has ended up overshadowing the launch of its new Edge 20 series smartphones, after hastily-retracted suggestions of half-hearted OS releases led to widespread criticism. The saga – which Motorola is no stranger to at this point – underscores how patchy Android updates can be, and how confusing the situation often is for owners. The Motorola Edge … Continue rea
Gizmodo / 8h Get caught up for what’s coming in the season finale of the CW’s Superman & Lois , and what happens when the Legends of Tomorrow get caught up in a murder mystery... board game ? Plus, what’s next for Apple TV+ ’s See when it returns for season two. Spoilers now! Read more...
35Lifehacker / 8h Setting up your bank account to automatically pay your bills is easy, convenient, and it seems like the right thing to do. After all, you don’t want to accidentally forget payments and face late penalties or have your service cut off, right? Read more...
The Points Guy / 8h Earlier this month, my best friend and I struggled with finding an affordable rental car to drive from Boston to Maine for a somewhat last-minute birthday trip. Given the massive pandemic-induced shortage of rental cars across the country, we were pleasantly surprised to find one for less than $400 total for four days in late July. With the average price of a rental car in Boston at $167 per day,
Washington US Fossil• 200+Gizmodo / 8h A refinery community in Washington passed a ban on constructing new fossil fuel infrastructure, becoming the first county in the U.S. to enact such a policy. It’s a policy exactly in line with what science has shown is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Read more...
39How-To Geek / 8h Microsoft is moving full steam ahead on Windows 11. A month after its first “dev” release, Windows 11 is now available in beta form as of July 29, 2021. If you want to try Windows 11 but were intimidated by the dev channel warnings, now might be the time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
100+Gizmodo / 8h Do you remember foods that you loved in the 1980s, but don’t taste as great today? Part of the reason is that our taste buds change as we get older. But there’s another reason: Some of the products you loved as a kid might have the same name, but they’re slightly different here in the second decade of the 21st century. Read more...
Amazon EU Fine European• Engadget / 9h Amazon has been handed its largest ever privacy fine in the EU by Luxembourg's data watchdog. The CNPD fined the company €746 million ($888 million) on July 16th for violating the bloc's strict data privacy laws, known as GDPR. Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless, adding that it intended to defend itself "vigorously in this matter."
Beth Shriever BMX Tokyo• 500+Mashable / 9h British BMX rider Bethany Shriever won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games after she was refused funding and resorted to crowdfunding to be able to go to Japan. The 22-year-old cyclist launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2019 with a goal of £50,000 ($69,719) to cover costs to reach the 2020 Olympics. This followed a decision by UK Sport, the government agency that invests in Olympic and Paral
68Mashable / 9h Ford's F-150 Lightning pickup truck will display more than just how much charge is left on an electric battery. Inside, the digital experience on the 15-inch screen front and center of the electric truck will liven up charging, lighting, and towing with animations, high-res graphics, and even some gamification. It's a different direction from most EVs that emphasize minimal, sleek experiences. Th
30TechCrunch / 9h By the time Porter co-founders Trevor Shim, Alexander Belanger and Justin Rhee decided to build a company around DevOps, the pair were well versed in doing remote development on Kubernetes. And like other users, they were consistently getting burnt by the technology. They realized that for all of the benefits, the technology was there, but users were having to manage the complexity of hosting sol
Delivery Gopuff $15B $1B• 43TechCrunch / 9h Gopuff , the startup that’s helped kickstart a new category of food delivery in the U.S. — “instant” delivery of essential groceries and other home goods for a flat fee of $1.95, 24 hours a day — has closed a huge tranche of funding to help it scale its service further across the country and globe. It’s raised $1 billion in a Series H round that values the Philadelphia-based company at $15 billio
Catch $12M Benefits• 39TechCrunch / 9h Catch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need. The company, which is in the midst of moving its headquarters to New York, sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors or anyone uncovered. It is now armed with a fresh round of $12 million in Series A funding, led by Crosslink, with p
21How-To Geek / 9h Have you been saving photos you receive in Gmail to Google Drive and then moving them to Google Photos? Well, you can finally stop! Read on to start saving images you receive in Gmail emails directly to Google Photos. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Lifehacker / 9h Despite the enduring pandemic, companies are luring workers back to the office, even as COVID-19 cases surge in parts of the country and vaccination efforts have largely stalled . Still, the whole transition back to the office after more than a year of working remotely is a big issue for anyone in the corporate world,… Read more...
The Points Guy / 9h Like their personal counterparts, small business credit cards run the gamut from perks-heavy premium products to modest no-annual-fee cards , and can be powerful tools in your wallet, whether you’re hoping to rack up cash back or rewards toward travel on your work-related spending. While some business credit cards get a lot of attention thanks to sky-high introductory bonuses or value-added benef
SlashGear / 9h Scientists have leveraged data gathered using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in a new study. The information gathered suggests that previously displaced gases can re-accrete onto galaxies. That process can slow down the process of the galaxy dying from ram pressure stripping and could create unique structures more resistant to its effects. Researcher William Cramer says t
How-To Geek / 9h Cloud Native applications utilize the benefits of modern cloud infrastructure components to facilitate quick scalable deployments. A “cloud native” system is created from the combination of several independent attributes. It will have high levels of automation and dependency decoupling, resulting in superior resilience to change due to code releases and environment upgrades. Read This Article on
One Mile at a Time / 9h For those in the United States with good credit, the best way to rack up points is through credit cards. This can include the welcome bonuses offered by cards , the points offered for spending on cards, and all kinds of other offers . I’ve written in the past about the credit cards I use for each major bonus category . Nowadays it’s possible to earn 2-5x points on many of the things we spend most
Engadget / 9h This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the toxic mess at Activision Blizzard with Senior Editor Jessica Conditt. California is suing the company over its frat boy culture, something we’ve seen at many gaming companies over the years. What’s actually going on, and what does it mean for the gaming industry as a whole? Tune in for our thoughts! Also, we chat about Facebook’s metaverse ambitions,
The Points Guy / 9h There are days when I wonder if points and miles cause incredible travel scenarios to unfold, or if I am able to make nearly impossible-to-believe trips a reality — even during a pandemic — precisely because I can lean on my points balance. This past Saturday, July 24, was one of those days. After weeks of vacillating, my dad finally decided that he wanted to fly to London for my cousin’s July 30
How-To Geek / 9h Git’s commit history is designed to be immutable (for the most part) and track every change in your project so you never lose work. However, sometimes it’s necessary to rewrite Git history, so Git provides a few tools for editing existing commits. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›
PyPI Packages Discord• 38Ars Technica / 9h Enlarge Open source packages downloaded an estimated 30,000 times from the PyPI open source repository contained malicious code that surreptitiously stole credit card data and login credentials and injected malicious code on infected machines, researchers said on Thursday. In a post , researchers Andrey Polkovnichenko, Omer Kaspi, and Shachar Menashe of devops software vendor JFrog said they rece
SlashGear / 9h Bowler is a UK-based pioneer in producing dedicated off-road competition vehicles. The auto builder has recently debuted its newest rally-prepped SUV, the Land Rover Defender 90. This hardcore Defender is not a concept but rather a competition-spec rally car specifically built to compete in the one-make Bowler Defender Challenge series in 2022. “Our technical support married to Bowler’s legendary
SlashGear / 10h Bioengineers at Rice University have leveraged 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create a new implant for Type 1 diabetics that produces insulin. The breakthrough is the result of a three-year partnership between researchers and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Researchers used insulin-producing beta cells made from human stem cells to create an implant able to sense and regulate bl
Mashable / 10h Is there anything more mind-bending than the concept of time travel? It's a sci-fi staple that goes hand-in-hand with so many complex theories and possibilities that it's something of a double-edged sword in movies: the fictional possibilities are endless, but then so are those of plot holes. Despite this, there are plenty of films that have got it right — from the colossal timeline bending of th
View from the Wing / 10h A man walked airside through an exit at Dallas Love Field causing the airport to go under lockdown on Sunday night. Eventually he was found... in the food court. Continue reading ...
200+The Points Guy / 10h Travel in the U.S. is back — in a big way. But this rebound has brought with it new potential hassles and headaches which can make the act of hitting the road or taking to the skies anything but relaxing. Between staffing issues, long lines, limited service and shortages of some essential travel items , a getaway this summer can quickly turn from a long-awaited dream into a nightmare for vacation
How-To Geek / 10h The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets you run Linux software on your Windows 11 PC. When you enable WSL, Windows will install a custom-built Linux kernel. You can then install Ubuntu or another Linux distribution of your choice. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
54Gizmodo / 10h If you’re not an audiophile, navigating the world of speakers and home entertainment can be insufferable. Everyone’s got an opinion, and it’s easy to get turned around by buzzwords like “simulated height” or “360-degree immersive sound.” What if all you want is a system that does its job, won’t look hideous in your… Read more...
New Malware Vultur• 100+Ars Technica / 10h Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Recently detected Android malware, some spread through the Google Play Store, uses a novel way to supercharge the harvesting of login credentials from more than 100 banking and cryptocurrency applications. The malware, which researchers from Amsterdam-based security firm ThreatFabric are calling Vultur, is among the first Android threats to record a device screen w
Engadget / 10h A group of scientists has discovered two unusually red objects in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, and they may have originated from farther in the solar system. These objects — called 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia — are redder than the reddest known objects in the asteroid belt and may have migrated to the area from beyond Neptune. If that's true, then they could provide insight into t
SlashGear / 10h Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) has announced that it is redesigning its off-road vehicle called the Prodrive Hunter to meet the new T1+ regulations announced by FIA. T1+ is a top class of the Dakar 2020 off-road race alongside the T1-E class. BRX notes that it has redesigned the Prodrive Hunter specifically to meet the regulations of the new class. The … Continue reading
100+One Mile at a Time / 10h This story about what happened at a hotel in Mexico is downright awful, though I suppose it could have ended worse. Teen attacked by crocodile at Mexico beach resort 18-year-old Kiana Hummel is from the Bay Area, and was recently vacationing with a friend at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. She was going to go for a late night swim (just before midnight), when she was attacked by a 12-f
ATM Debit Card Bank• The Points Guy / 10h While mobile payment services have risen in popularity in recent years, many of us still carry around a good old-fashioned wallet. And when you travel, it’s almost a necessity. After all, some retailers simply don’t accept digital payment . But what happens if you lose that wallet and the many cards that are within it? We asked readers in our TPG Lounge Facebook community what their strategies we
Engadget / 10h The BBC has announced that Chris Chibnall (pictured, center), Doctor Who’s executive producer, and its star, Jodie Whittaker (pictured, right), will leave the series in 2022 . A trio of specials through next year would herald the pair’s departure from the long-running series. This, then, seems like an ideal time for Doctor Who to undergo the radical shakeup it so desperately needs. I don’t agree
Ars Technica / 10h Enlarge / China's iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. (credit: iSpace/Andrew Jones/Twitter ) Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report! I was certainly looking forward to the second launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on Friday, and the Atlas V rocket was ready to go. Alas, serious problems with Russia's new space station module, Nauka, delayed the launch
Futurism / 10h Science kits have gotten serious upgrades since the days of chemistry sets and seed packets. Check out these ten STEM DIY kits the whole family can enjoy, all at an extra 15 percent off the sale price. But act fast, because these deals are only available for a limited time. SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit Pictured above, this kit shows kids where robotics and coding intersect. First, you put
SlashGear / 10h Robotics researchers from the University of Maryland have created a 3D printed soft robotic hand. One of the biggest problems with robotic hands so far is that they lack the dexterity required to perform some tasks. The researchers have created a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. and win. Soft … Continue reading
Engadget / 10h Yes, you can finally upgrade your SSD storage on the PS5 — a console that already demands pretty huge game file sizes. It’s a whole lot more complicated than plugging in a USB drive, however. First up, you have to be a PS5 beta user in the US, Canada and parts of Europe. Then, you need a PCIe Gen4 SSD for read speeds of 5,500MB/s or higher — there are options from Samsung, Western Digital and Sea
SlashGear / 11h Astronomers have been studying a star system discovered in 2008 by the W. M. Keck Observatory and Gemini Observatory from Hawaii. The star system is called HR 8799 and is 129 light-years away from Earth. Within that star system is a quartet of planets, all known as super-Jupiters. As the name suggests, super-Jupiter planets are more massive than Jupiter in … Continue reading
Rewards Points Card• The Points Guy / 11h I’ve spent more time in Prague than anywhere else outside of the U.S. A good portion of my family is from the Czech capital, and I recently claimed Czech citizenship through descent . In turn, I’ve spent many summers in Prague and have recently started to take learning the Czech language seriously. Prague and its endless history, top-notch pubs and restaurants and incredible culture have become m
25How-To Geek / 11h Cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin especially, has a reputation for being a completely anonymous form of payment, free from tracking and interference. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll see that these digital currencies reveal a lot more information about you than you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
Tesla Megapack Australia• Engadget / 11h A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 -10.15am local time, according to Victorian Big Battery . The regional fire service said a specialist fire crew had been dispatched to the site in Geelong, Victoria. Firefighters were using a hazmat appliance designed for hazardous chemical spills
1KGizmodo / 11h Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday … Read more...
Bentley Flying Spur• SlashGear / 11h Bentley claims its newest Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is a sneak peek into the carmaker’s vision of the future. Much like the unforgettable Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car unveiled in 2019, the Odyssean Flying Spur Hybrid is a showcase of innovative sustainable materials without compromising on style and luxury. For instance, the cabin features a premium tweed material … Continue reading
300+MIT Technology Review / 11h When covid-19 struck Europe in March 2020, hospitals were plunged into a health crisis that was still badly understood. “Doctors really didn’t have a clue how to manage these patients,” says Laure Wynants, an epidemiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who studies predictive tools. But there was data coming out of China, which had a four-month head start in the race to beat the pa
Lufthansa Sleeper’s Row• 300+One Mile at a Time / 11h Lufthansa economy class passengers on select routes will soon potentially have access to flat beds. Lufthansa’s “Sleeper’s Row” concept As of August 2, 2021, Lufthansa will be rolling out Sleeper’s Row in economy on select long haul flights. With this new offering, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves (consisting of three or four adjacent seats), along with a comfortable
Parkinson’s IBM AI• SlashGear / 11h IBM researchers teamed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to use AI to help predict the progress of Parkinson’s disease. Michael J. Fox is an American actor who was in a number of iconic movies and TV series in the 80s. The actor has had Parkinson’s disease for many years, and his foundation works to help find a cure … Continue reading
Mashable / 11h I am obsessed with the city of Weehawken, New Jersey. This is embarrassing to admit as someone who has called New York City home for some seven-odd years, and who has never actually ever been to Weehawken — but thanks to an absolute banger of a rap from Central Park Season 2, I'm all in. The scene is this: Curmudgeonly old-money Bitsy Brandenham (Stanley Tucci) is stuck in New Jersey traffic with
500+Mashable / 11h "Everything you see wants to kill you — and can," warns Dwayne Johnson’s Frank in Jungle Cruise . It’s a dire sentiment coming from the lovable steamboat captain, who stands in for generations of real Disney employees in this feature-length take on the iconic amusement park ride. And yet, it's precisely Frank’s likability that makes you believe him when he says there’s danger afoot. Directed by J
Airbnb Wi-Fi New Speed• SlashGear / 12h There are a lot of people who frequently travel for work. While many of those people choose to stay in a regular hotel room, some opt for more comfort and the ability to cook for themselves by staying in a short-term rental booked via Airbnb. Anyone traveling and trying to work with increased reliance on virtual meetings like Teams wants … Continue reading
100+Gizmodo / 12h Tri City Foods, the owner of dozens of Burger King restaurants in the Midwest, has been ordered to pay $458,931 in restitution to workers and $100,000 to the city of Chicago after the company denied employees paid sick leave during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot . Read more...
Russian Space Station• SlashGear / 12h Yesterday was a big day aboard ISS as, after many years of delay, a new Russian ISS module arrived and docked with the space station. That module is the Multipurpose Laboratory Module named Nauka. The new ISS module docked with the station at 9:29 AM EDT, and shortly after that, Russian cosmonauts conducted leak checks between the module and the … Continue reading
Mashable / 12h Welcome to Small Talk, a series where we catch up with the internet's favorite Extremely Online individuals offline. Guided meditation: You’re sitting at your desk waiting to talk to the person behind the four most recent memes sent in your group chat on Instagram. You have your questions ready. You aren’t nervous. You interview people for your job all the time, but this one you’re actually excit
Airtel Africa QIA Qatar• 40TechCrunch / 12h Three months ago, Mastercard invested $100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) — the mobile money business of telecom Airtel Africa . This was two weeks after it received $200 million from TPG’s Rise Fund . Today, the African telecoms operator said it has secured another investment for its mobile money arm. The investor? Qatar Holding LLC, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority
Engadget / 12h The Boeing Starliner's trip to the International Space Station has hit another hurdle. The craft was scheduled for a second uncrewed test flight to the ISS today, July 30th, after its first attempt went awry back in late 2019. But, it will have to wait a bit longer for take off. NASA and Boeing have decided to push back the launch to the tentative date of Tuesday, August 3rd. The delay comes afte
Mashable / 12h TL;DR: As of July 30, you can take a wide range of online Python courses for free on Udemy . Grab some paper and a pen, and get ready to jot down this selection of voucher codes for online course provider Udemy. Or you could just copy and paste them. That's probably much easier, especially as some of these codes are pretty long. As of July 30, you can take a wide range of online Python courses fo
Mashable / 12h Our Instagram pages should be safe spaces where we are free to express ourselves without fearing abuse and harassment. But as recent events in the football world have shown us, there is still more to be done when it comes to stemming the flow of online abuse. If you'd like to keep your Instagram as safe a place as you can for yourself, there are some tools you can set up to prevent abusive conten
Mashable / 12h Apple’s AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro earbuds check most of the boxes we care about when it comes to wireless listening — quality sound, sleek design, and decent battery life. The one they fail to check off, however, is the one that matters most: cost. These earbuds are simply not cost-effective in the grand scheme of wireless tech. Their lifespan is short , yet their price is high. If you’re lo
Mashable / 12h TL;DR: Opt for the Pristine Toilet Paper Spray as a bathroom wipe alternative — and get it while it's 21% off. As of July 30, grab a bottle for only $10.99. Despite what the creepy Charmin bears say, toilet paper on its own is definitely not the best way to get a clean bum. In fact, Charmin , as well as other popular brands, tends to leave residue behind. That’s why wet wipes had a moment a few y
Mashable / 12h TL;DR: As of July 30, get the Basepaws Cat Dental Health Test for 15% off. Use code ANNUAL15 at checkout to grab one for only $67.99. With the Cat Dental Health Test from Basepaws, you take a quick 10-second swab from the gums and teeth, ship it out to experts at Basepaws, and await your report via email. The results will include risk level scores for the three most common dental conditions in ca
Motorola Edge 20 Pro• 38Mashable / 12h It's been a while, but Motorola's got new flagships. Three of them, in fact: the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Motorola Edge 20, and Motorola Edge 20 Lite. They're the first flagship devices the company launched since the Edge+ , which launched in April last year. The star of the show is, of course, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, which has a decent set of features: a 6.7-inch, OLED display with a 144Hz refres