Friday, July 02, 2021

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Richard Branson is flying into space, nine days before Jeff Bezos

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500+Mashable / 8h
The race to be the first billionaire in space is on. In June, Amazon CEO and richest man in the world Jeff Bezos announced that he, along with his brother, will be flying into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft on July 20. However, he may not be the first very rich dude to do that, as Virgin Galactic founder and also billionaire Richard Branson announced that he will be flying into

Leaks Suggest the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Might Not Look Like an Ugly Smartwatch

400+How-To Geek / 5h
Newly leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 classic, likely one of the first smartwatches to run Google and Samsung’s collaborative Wear OS, look a bit odd. Not that they look unofficial or anything—they just look good. The watch design isn’t ugly or chunky, despite the inclusion of a rotating control bezel and a pulse oximeter. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Scan Your LEGO With This App to Figure Out What to Build

58Lifehacker / 1h
LEGOs are all about the possible: When handed a full box, what can you build? I spent a good chunk of my childhood rummaging through our LEGO collection at home, building all sorts of gadgets and contraptions. My older brother, when he wasn’t beating me up, would sometimes join in, and we’d spend hours building… Read more...

United Business Card Offering 150K Bonus Miles

One Mile at a Time / 8min
Chase and United have a co-brand card portfolio , and they’ve just launched improved bonuses on a few cards. There’s one that’s particularly compelling bonus, on the United SM Business Card . Earn up to 150K miles with United Business Card The $99 annual fee United Business Card is offering a new limited-time bonus of up to 150,000 MileagePlus miles, with a significant spending requirement. This

Huawei’s New MatePad Would Be a True iPad Rival If Only It Had Google Apps

Gizmodo / 10min
Huawei has had a bumpy road since it was banned from doing business with Google. It has shifted its devices away from Google’s Android and the Google Play Store and launched a homebrewed solution called HarmonyOS. It is, for all intents and purposes, Huawei’s version of Google’s Android. But despite it having all the… Read more...

‘Zelda: Skyward Sword HD’ puts Fi on mute

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Engadget / 13min
When The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD comes out on July 16th , it will address many of the more annoying design choices found in the original game. As you can see from the trailer Nintendo shared today, the remaster will feature several “quality of life improvements,” including the ability to skip cutscenes, tutorials and dialogue. What’s more, Skyward Sword HD will render at a smoother 60 f

I was struck by the Pixel camera curse

Mashable / 19min
I loved my Pixel camera — until it went berserk on me at the most inopportune time. , like so many others who've shared their tales of woe on message boards and within app reviews . We all bought Pixels because of the hyped camera tech , and then hated Google because of its camera fails — and the tech giant's reluctance to publicly admit to a widespread issue. The curse unfurls like this: Your ca

Lawsuit Claims That Burning Tesla’s High Tech Door Handles Trapped Driver Inside

33Futurism / 20min
Just weeks after Tesla officially started deliveries of its new sporty sedan, one of the first Tesla Model S Plaid vehicles on the road has gone up in flames — and in a lawsuit, the driver says that the vehicle’s high tech door handles briefly trapped him inside thanks, The Washington Post reports . The local fire department told the Post that it had to battle the flames for two hours. A Gladwyne

The Best No-Churn Ice Cream Recipes for When It's Hot As Balls

Lifehacker / 24min
Ice cream is, bar none, the best dessert out there. It’s rich, creamy, cold, and comes in as many flavors as you can imagine, from your standard chocolate and vanilla to experimental offerings such as ghost pepper or corn on the cob . Some days, it’s enough to open a pint from the nearest grocery store, but making your… Read more...

Microsoft: Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability is being actively exploited

SlashGear / 25min
Microsoft has issued an urgent warning over a Windows vulnerability, known as “PrintNightmare,” which could allow hackers to remotely run code on your PC. The exploit relies on a flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service, and Microsoft says it’s already aware of active exploits taking advantage of it in the wild. PrintNightmare – or CVE-2021-34527, as Microsoft has assigned … Continue reading

The Best Sci-Fi Comedy Is Existential

Wired / 25min
Though you might expect Tom Gerencer’s stories to be light-hearted, they contain a dark streak of angst.

Why I (sometimes) choose to fly a budget airline over a full-service carrier

The Points Guy / 27min
Budget carriers typically don’t get much love — and sometimes for a good reason. America’s ultra-low-cost carriers have had a bad reputation for years, and you will unmistakably find a different passenger experience than on full-service airlines. Budget carriers like Spirit Airlines , Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air have made considerable inroads in the U.S. commercial aviation market by offe

Airlines Will Soon Have To Refund Checked Bag Fees When Bags Are Delayed

View from the Wing / 28min
The Biden administration plans to crack down to require refund of fees when bags are delayed for over 12 hours. The Department of Transportation proposed rulemaking is expected to cover refund of other fees for services that an airline charges for but doesn’t deliver, such as payment for inflight internet when the service is unusable. Continue reading ...

What Do You Want to See in the World of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Gizmodo / 28min
“Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.” OK, but how exactly? That’s one of the many, many questions that could be answered in a future Avatar: The Last Airbender series, as creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino launch Nickelodeon’s Avatar Studios . The pair have hinted at years of ideas —each… Read more...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD trailer reveals the big changes

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SlashGear / 32min
We are precisely two weeks out from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on Nintendo Switch. As the name implies, this is an HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game that originally launched for the Wii 10 years ago in 2011. In the lead-up to release, Nintendo has published a few different … Continue reading

Jim Whitehurst steps down as president at IBM just 14 months after taking role

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21TechCrunch / 34min
In a surprise announcement today, IBM announced that Jim Whitehurst, who came over in the Red deal, would be stepping down as company president just 14 months after taking over in that role. IBM didn’t give a lot of details as to why he was stepping away, but acknowledged his key role in helping bring the 2018 $34 billion Red Hat deal to fruition and helping bring the two companies together after

20 of the Most Obscenely Patriotic Movies Ever

Lifehacker / 53min
Raise a glass, America. It’s the Fourth of July. Independence Day. Your special day. Why not celebrate with an over-the-top, ultra-violent action spectacular celebrating the can-explode spirit of the country that we all love? Read more...

OnePlus Android software updates expand to 3 years for some phones

SlashGear / 53min
OnePlus revealed today that they’d be expanding their software update and support system for new devices and old devices back to OnePlus 8. To make this happen, OnePlus is “working on integrating the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS.” According to OnePlus OxygenOS Product Lead Gary Chen, this is a change that users wont likely notice on their phones – meaning … Continue reading

The Hubble Telescope Has Been Offline for Weeks and NASA Doesn't Know Why

How-To Geek / 53min
Nearly three weeks ago, the Hubble Space Telescope took itself offline. NASA has been scrambling since then to determine the root cause and resolve the issue, but troubleshooting a highly-technical device that’s in space isn’t the easiest task. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death Gets a Makeover for Windows 11

Gizmodo / 58min
Much to the dismay of countless users, Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) has been a mainstay in Windows throughout the years, but now for Windows 11, it looks like the BSOD is getting a makeover with a brand new color: black. Read more...

Microsoft scraps with security analysts over vulnerability in secured-core PCs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Eclypsium blames Microsoft for diverting attention from the issue at hand.

Spirit Airlines Launching Flights To Miami (MIA)

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Update : Spirit Airlines has now put all 30 of these new routes on sale, for anyone interested in booking. Below you can find the original post from June 9, 2021. Spirit Airlines has just announced that it will start flying to Miami. This is great news for consumers, and not so great news for American Airlines, which is increasingly losing market share at its South Florida hub. Spirit Airlines la

How to Snap Like Windows 11 on Windows 10

How-To Geek / 1h
Windows 11‘s “Snap Layout” feature lets you quickly move a window to a specific region of the screen by hovering over the “Maximize” button. How can you replicate that in Windows 10? We’ll show you a few ways. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Chip Shortage Could Lead to Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Delay or Downgrade

How-To Geek / 1h
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S21 FE is the latest victim of the global semiconductor shortage, according to a report from the Korean outlet Maeil. This silicon shortage could delay the S21 FE launch for several months, or even force Samsung to substitute the device’s flagship Snapdragon 888 processor with a slower Exynos chip. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mischievous Richard Branson Slams Accelerator, Will Go to Space 9 Days Before Jeff Bezos

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200+Futurism / 1h
Billionaire Brawl Take that, Jeff Bezos! Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson just one-upped the Amazon and Blue Origin founder in the race for the first billionaire tech founder to leave the Earth. Early last month, Bezos announced that he and his brother would fulfill a lifelong dream by dipping their toes into space on one of his company’s rockets on July 20. But Branson couldn’t let that h

BBC Lists ‘Positive’ Climate Change Impacts in Study Guide for Kids, Immediately Regrets It

Gizmodo / 1h
The BBC is getting widespread criticism for creating a study guide for teens that includes arguments about how climate change could make our world better, actually. Read more...

Tesla has great quarter, delivers more than 200,000 EVs

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Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge Tesla announced on Thursday that it delivered 201,250 electric vehicles to customers from April through June of this year. Over the same three months, the company built a total of 206,421 EVs. In a short statement , the company wrote that its "teams have done an outstanding job navigating through global supply chain and logistics challenges." Almost all of those Teslas were Models 3 or Y,

Loki's Creators Explain What That Look Was All About

Gizmodo / 1h
Loki’s fourth episode, “ The Nexus Event ”, saw the god of mischief and his new ally Sylvie’s bond grow even stronger, as the pair stared down their imminent destructions in one of the countless apocalypses taking place throughout the multiverse. Though the pair of Asgardians had found themselves in similar situations… Read more...

That Pokemon Go clone based on The Witcher finally has a release date

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Nearly a year after being announced, The Witcher: Monster Slayer finally has a release date on Android and iOS.

How The Restaurant Delivery Business Holds Strong as In-Person Dining Returns

23NYT > Technology / 1h
As in-person dining returns, home delivery is holding up. For restaurants, services like DoorDash and Uber Eats could become a permanent part of their business.

The Best Android Phones in 2021 for Gaming, Battery Life, and More

How-To Geek / 1h
One of the great things about Android is how many different phones there are to choose from. That can also be a bad thing, as it can be hard to choose the right one for you. We can help you find the best Android phone for your needs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla delivers 200,000 cars a quarter for the first time

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28Engadget / 1h
Tesla has once again topped its delivery record , and this time it reached a symbolic milestone. As CNBC notes , the EV maker delivered an all-time high of 201,250 vehicles in the second quarter of 2021 — the first time it has ever shipped more than 200,000 cars to customers in a given quarter. It delivered 184,800 machines in the first quarter of the year. The Model 3 and Model Y represented nea

Pokemon GO Fest City Activations: Are you on the list?

SlashGear / 1h
Niantic is ready to launch Pokemon GO Fest 2021, and with it, a series of City Launches. In-person events – without the same sort of requirements for gathering in relatively close quarters – will appear in a set of 22 cities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the United States. To attend these special gatherings, you’re encouraged to get a special “Niantic … Continue reading

Elon Musk Tweets About Dogecoin Knockoff, Sending It Skyrocketing

100+Futurism / 1h
Baby Doge After months of hyping up alternative cryptocurrency Dogecoin on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have adopted his next shiba — figuratively speaking, that is. “Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,” the billionaire wrote in a Thursday tweet, a song presumably about the synonymous alternative cryptocurrency, seemingly arranged to the tune of the hit children’s song “Baby Shark.” Ac

Porsche recalls Taycan EV globally after cars suddenly shut down

SlashGear / 1h
Porsche is recalling almost every Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo around the world, after identifying a flaw which could see the electric vehicles unexpectedly lose power. Approximately 43,000 cars are impacted, Porsche confirmed today, though those currently being manufactured or on dealer lots have already been fixed. Model year 2020 and 2021 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo cars are impacted. …

Chinese cybersecurity probe validates Didi’s pre-IPO warning to investors

47TechCrunch / 1h
Shares of Chinese ride-hailing provider Didi are sharply lower this morning after news broke that its domestic regulators are investigating the newly public company. A loose translation of the probe’s official notice indicates that the cybersecurity review is “in order to prevent national data security risks, maintain national security and protect the public interest.” Yesterday, regulators order

The First Hurricane of 2021, Elsa, Has Arrived

40Gizmodo / 1h
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has gotten off to a record-setting pace with five named storms. And now, Elsa, one of that early spate of storms, has become the season’s first hurricane. Read more...

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Why Are Kids Putting Garlic In Their Nose?

Lifehacker / 1h
As the world enjoys our newfound freedom to leave our houses and the drama of the presidential election fades into memory, we’re all freed up to make up conspiracy theories about video games, pretend to drive invisible cars, and shove garlic up our noses. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 price leaked and it’s higher than we’d hoped

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic could both cost more than their predecessors if this leak is right.

Cornwall’s geothermal energy plant will produce electricity and heat by next year

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Geothermal power could be part of the solution to the UK’s search for alternative sources of energy

Google furthers telco push with O-RAN Alliance and Ericsson 5G partnerships

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Google continues its push into the telecoms space with industry body membership and Ericsson 5G edge partnership.

Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E just hit a huge milestone

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SlashGear / 2h
Sales of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric crossover have eclipsed sales of the Mustang coupe and convertible for the first time, a symbolic tipping point in June 2021 as the automaker focuses on EVs. Electrified vehicle sales grew 117-percent in June, Ford said today, though the bulk of purchases remains for hybrids and plug-in hybrids rather than purely electric models. Of … Continue reading

The Witcher: Monster Slayer brings AR monster battles to iOS and Android this month

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SlashGear / 2h
In the wake of Pokemon GO, we’ve seen a number of other franchises try to replicate the game’s success in the AR space. CD Projekt is one of the companies trying its hand at AR gaming, as it announced The Witcher: Monster Slayer last year. Fast forward to today and now The Witcher: Monster Slayer has a release date on … Continue reading

How to Insert Data from a Picture in Microsoft Excel for Mac

How-To Geek / 2h
No one enjoys manually entering tons of data from printed material into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. You can save time, reduce the risk of errors, and eliminate a tedious task with the Data From Picture feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple, Intel will be first to adopt TSMC's 3nm chip technology

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple and Intel are first in line to benefit from the latest manufacturing technology from TSMC.

The 10 best 4th of July sales happening now: furniture, TVs, mattresses and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The 4th of July sale event is live and we're rounding up the 10 best sales on furniture, TVs, mattresses, grills and more.

The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime Video isn't as fun as it should be

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Chris Pratt movie The Tomorrow War has landed on Amazon Prime Video, but despite having its moments, it's not all that good.

United Airlines Just Re-Opened Several Clubs, Has A Schedule For Re-Opening More

View from the Wing / 2h
With a big aircraft order and a new commitment to seat back video screens , including retrofitting existing aircraft, United Airlines is trying to capture the mantle of a premium carrier that customers will choose to fly. However they've been slow to re-open their club lounges. Fortunately the airline is feeling the pressure, has started to re-open more of its clubs outside of hubs, and has a pla

Restaurant Delivery Business Holds Strong as In-Person Dining Returns

20NYT > Technology / 2h
As in-person dining returns, home delivery is holding up. For restaurants, services like DoorDash and Uber Eats could become a permanent part of their business.

GM deal will reduce the environmental impact (and cost) of its EV batteries

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Engadget / 2h
GM isn't just leaning on technical prowess to sell you on its EV battery technology — it's hoping eco-friendliness (and frugality) will play a role, too. The automaker has struck a deal with Controlled Thermal Resources to obtain more environmentally responsible lithium. The team-up will source lithium from California made using a process that generates lower CO2 emissions than the usual pit mine

You Should Have a Favorite Niche Literary Subgenre

Lifehacker / 2h
Sometimes you want to dive deeper than the traditional mystery, romance, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy books. If you like any of these five major literary genres but have nonetheless grown tired of them—or you just don’t know the difference between all these literary labels—it’s time to branch out with some niche sub… Read more...

How to Control LED Strip Lights with Alexa

How-To Geek / 2h
You can control LED strip lights with Alexa using the Alexa app or voice assistant, or by creating a schedule for the lights to turn on and off. Of course, you’ll need to connect your lights to Alexa first. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

California has no water and lots of liquidity

31TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny, Natasha , and Alex were on deck this week, with Grace on the recording and edit. But, if you want to hear more about Robinhood, this is not the episode for you. If you want to learn more about the consumer fintech company’s IPO filing this is the episode you wa

YouTube TV Is Giving Away Free Chromecasts to Promote New 4K Streaming Package

78How-To Geek / 2h
YouTube TV recently launched a 4K Plus Package for high-resolution video, offline viewing, and simultaneous streaming on an unlimited number of devices. To promote this new add-on, which (unfortunately) costs an extra $20 a month, Google is offering free Chromecast with Google TV devices to YouTube TV subscribers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How FreeDOS Grew Up and Became a Modern DOS

How-To Geek / 2h
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, and that meant I grew up with computers. Our first home computer was an Apple II, and my brother and I taught ourselves about BASIC programming on the Apple. I wrote a lot of games and math puzzles, because that’s really the limit of AppleSoft BASIC programming. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Chase Freedom Cards Get Big New Grocery Welcome Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 2h
The popular no annual fee Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card ( review ) and Chase Freedom Unlimited® ( review ) have excellent new welcome bonuses. These are cards that are worth having long-term, and now you can even pick them up with elevated bonuses. Earn 20K points plus 5x points on groceries Both the Chase Freedom Flex and Chase Freedom Unlimited are offering the same excellent two-part bonus

Apple and Intel reportedly tap 3nm chip tech for 2022 iPad and laptops

SlashGear / 2h
Apple and Intel could launch chips based on cutting-edge 3-nanometer production as soon as 2022, industry sources claim, with both companies said to have jumped on TSMC’s next-gen processes. Though it’ll be some time before 3nm is the standard for processors, the promise is a cut in power consumption while at the same time boosting performance. Currently, Apple uses 5nm … Continue reading

Tecno Spark Go launched in India with 5,000mAh battery

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Tecno has launched a new smartphone called the Spark Go in India which comes with 5,000mAh battery and has been priced at Rs 6,699.

Realme is reportedly working with Kodak for its camera-centric flagship

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Leaks coming out of China suggest that Realme could collaborate with smartphone makers Kodak for its upcoming smartphone - Realme GT Master Edition

PUBG's new Taego map is now available on test servers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
PUBG PC has a new map called Taego which is the third 8x8km map in the game. It is now available to play on the test server and will be made available in the main server soon.

Airtel Black launched: Here are its benefits and plans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Airtel Black offers a bouquet of its services including - Mobile, Fiber and DTH promising customers with a single due date for all the three services and a premium user experience

Sportsfan brings Springbok Gees to South Africa

Popular Mechanics / 2h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to Install the macOS Monterey Public Beta

Lifehacker / 2h
Somewhere in the fall of 2021, Apple will release the macOS Monterey update—and this is a big one. Shortcuts automation finally comes to the Mac, Universal Control lets you share a cursor with your iPad, not to mention the new FaceTime features for shared media playback. Read more...

How to Use FaceTime for Android

How-To Geek / 2h
Apple finally made it possible for people with Android phones to use FaceTime…kinda. It’s not as simple as downloading the FaceTime app on your Android phone from the Google Play Store, but the video calling functionality is there. We’ll show you how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hands on with the First Windows 11 Insider Preview

How-To Geek / 2h
Windows 11 is here! Sort of. Microsoft released an Insider Preview of Windows 11 to anyone daring enough to try a beta OS. Naturally, I installed it immediately. Already I’ve found features Microsoft never even mentioned and omissions that I really wanted to try. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony's Xperia 1 III is now available for pre-order, if you can spare $1,300

Mashable / 2h
Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 III , has been announced in April, but the company didn't share exact pricing and availability. Now, we know both. The Sony Xperia 1 III just went up for pre-order in the U.S. , with a price tag of $1,299.99. It will be available for purchase in stores on August 19. The price tag might make you gasp in amazement, given that Sony's smartphones aren't ex

Noah Hawley Teases His Plans for the Alien TV Show

29Gizmodo / 3h
Jennifer Tilly takes us behind the scenes on the Chucky TV series. Van Helsing’s got a fun trick up his sleeve in new Hotel Transylvania: Transformania footage. Plus, what’s coming to Walking Dead and Evil . Spoilers get! Read more...

ASUS Zenfone 8 is a big win for fans of small phones

Mashable / 3h
I'm old enough to remember when we used to joke about how phones kept getting smaller. Now, in an era where screen sizes are ballooning to tablet-like proportions, the ASUS Zenfone 8 is going in a different direction. ASUS managed to jam some flagship-esque specs into the diminutive new Zenfone 8, which launches in the U.S. this summer. For a $629 starting price, you get 5G speeds and a 5.9-inch

The 15 best tweets of the week, including gabagool, a possum, and David Byrne

Mashable / 3h
The Fourth of July is here and holy crap we're bulldozing through summer like...well...a bulldozer dozing a bunch of dirt. I know that wasn't the best sentence, but take it easy on me: It's so hot out I can hardly think and similes are hard. So, anyway, another week down, folks. And to celebrate this (U.S.) holiday weekend, we collected a bunch of dumb and funny tweets. We do this every week, but

This Fun Interactive Game Teaches Kids Coding Skills Without Computers or Tablets

Futurism / 3h
As a parent, noone has to tell you how important STEM subjects are for your children’s early development. That’s because studies show an early education in STEM subjects help children develop the kinds of skills necessary to succeed in the jobs that are leading the future . Research also indicates early childhood is the critical window for development — not only for cognition, but also for behavi

United doesn’t have access to all Lufthansa award space — here’s what we know

The Points Guy / 3h
United MileagePlus members do not currently have access to all Lufthansa award space. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our free daily newsletter ! This week, TPG found that some Lufthansa awards are not appearing on the United website despite appearing on Air Canada, ANA and other Star Alliance partner websites. For example, Air Canada Aeroplan shows Lufthansa b

Know the Difference Between a Child's Immaturity and Developmental Delays

Lifehacker / 3h
When it comes to growing up, some children need a little more time. Maturing slower than their peers can be hard for a kid though, especially once they start school. If all their friends are moving on to different activities and interests while their own schoolwork is getting progressively harder, it can leave them… Read more...

Windows 11 is on the way: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 71

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Thinking about selling your Echo Dot—or any IoT device? Read this first

40Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Like most Internet-of-things devices these days, Amazon’s Echo Dot gives users a way to perform a factory reset so, as the corporate behemoth says , users can “remove any ... personal content from the applicable device(s)” before selling or discarding them. But researchers have recently found that the digital bits that remain on these reset devices can be reassemble

What are the best travel shoes? TPG staff share their must-haves

The Points Guy / 3h
As we get into the swing of travel after 15 months of being grounded, we may need to do some shopping before that next flight. I just bought the Away soft-sided bigger carry-on) and a set of YZAOLL compression packing cubes because I hate to check a bag, and some TSA-friendly toiletry bottles. After an extended time not worrying about shoes, I felt I should buy new ones now that I’m taking to the

You’ll Be Shocked by What’s in My Twitter Feed

Wired / 3h
Plus: The Twitternomics of promoted posts, Google’s updated code of conduct, and North America’s changing climate.

The Road to Albania

Popular Mechanics / 3h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How Windows 11’s New “Quick Settings” Menu Works

How-To Geek / 3h
Windows 11 includes a handy new “Quick Settings” menu that replaces the functionality found in Action Center on Windows 10. At a glance, it resembles Control Center on a Mac. Here’s a quick look at what it does and how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Perseverance rover conducts its first AutoNav drive

SlashGear / 3h
Since the Perseverance rover landed on Mars, it has been driven around the planet’s surface by a driver working on earth. The drivers, such as the one pictured in the image below, wear special 3D glasses to allow them to see obstacles rover needs to avoid better as the rover cruises across the surface of the Red Planet. However, NASA … Continue reading

The best July 4th tech deals we could find

Engadget / 3h
As the holiday weekend approaches, deals on the latest gadgets have been popping up across the web. Apple's 10.2-inch iPad is $30 off right now and Solo Stove, the maker of compact, stainless steel fire pits, has knocked $120 off most of its devices. We even have a few holdouts from Amazon Prime Day still available, like deals on Anker's Eufy RoboVac 11S and a two-pack Nest WiFi system. Here are

The Wheel of Time season 1: release date predictions, cast, plot, trailer and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Here’s everything you need to know about The Wheel of Time season 1, including its release date, cast and more.

'The Office' cast and writers discuss the memorable Season 5 Halloween cold open

Mashable / 3h
Remember when Dwight dressed as the Joker for Halloween in an episode of The Office ? Then Kevin dressed as the Joker for Halloween? Then Creed dressed as the Joker for Halloween, too? That genuinely put a smile on my face. In the latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast , Office stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey chatted all about the Season 5 episode, "Employee Transfer," which features t

One of the most useful Microsoft Edge features left users open to attack

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft failed to sanitize the input for the Edge translation feature, leaving users vulnerable to RCE attacks.

How to watch Murray vs Shapovalov: free Wimbledon 2021 live stream and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Here's how to watch Wimbledon tennis online and get a Murray vs Shapovalov live stream, as the crowd favourite gets to grips with his toughest opponent yet.

Are you fully vaccinated? Here’s what travel looks like for you right now

The Points Guy / 3h
As more of the world’s population gets vaccinated, travel is making a comeback as countries begin to welcome back tourists. Fully vaccinated travelers — those who received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior — have more freedom of movement and fewer restrictions in some countries than others. A handful of nations have already announced they are (or will soon) allow a

Engadget Podcast: Samsung, MWC and our hot gadget summer

Engadget / 3h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra are joined by Gizmodo’s Sam Rutherford to chat about Samsung’s smartwatch updates and the few tidbits of news from Mobile World Congress. Also, they dive into the newly released previews for iOS 15, macOS Monterey and Windows 11. It’s the rare year where both Mac and Windows are getting some major updates. Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice.

Mini Vision Urbanaut is the minivan of the future

SlashGear / 3h
Remember the Mini Vision Urbanaut concept first seen at BMW’s NEXTGen event last 2020, a pill-shaped people-carrier with autonomous driving features and sustainable construction? Well, Mini and BMW have built a working prototype of the Vision Urbanaut. The real-life working model of Mini’s vision for mobility will make its world-premiere this July 1, 2021, at the DLD Summer conference in … Contin

Why Do I Get Scam Calls from Similar Numbers to Mine?

How-To Geek / 3h
Receiving phone calls from numbers that look almost identical to your own is a common technique used by nuisance callers and scammers. So how does the scam work, and what can you do about it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

GM is investing in a California lithium extraction project

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General Motors is investing in domestically sourced lithium. The company said Friday it became the first investor in an Australian company’s project to extract the mineral, a critical component of electric vehicle batteries, from the Salton Sea Geothermal Field near Los Angeles. The automaker will have first rights on lithium produced by Controlled Thermal Resources’ “Hell’s Kitchen” lithium extr

Oh My: Australia’s Wild Plan To Lift Travel Restrictions

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200+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Australia has today revealed its roadmap for lifting travel restrictions. While many countries are starting to open up to international travel, Australia is instead adding even more travel restrictions. If my read on the situation is right, I’m thinking I might be able to travel Down Under again by 2030… maybe! Australia’s plan to transition COVID-19 response, open borders Australia’s Prime Minis

Windows 11 will get a new color for the dreaded BSOD

SlashGear / 4h
Over the years, there’ve been many iterations of the Windows operating system. One of the worst errors that Windows users could see on their computers was the so-called Blue Screen of Death or BSOD. The screen got its name from the blue background color and, in recent iterations, had a frowning face warning users that the computer ran into a … Continue reading

What an Attack Surface Is, and Why You Should Care

How-To Geek / 4h
Your attack surface is the sum of the opportunities within your network that a cybercriminal can attack and exploit. To minimize cyber risk, you need to understand and manage your attack surface. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

General Motors looks to California for its next lithium supply

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Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / In an aerial view from a drone, the bottom of the Salton Sea becomes exposed as its waters recede on February 13, 2021, near Calipatria, California. (credit: David McNew / Getty Images ) The world's automakers are going to need a jaw-dropping amount of lithium as they transition to building electric vehicles en masse . Lithium isn't exactly rare, but analysts say that the mining industr

Passenger Can’t Take American Airlines Delay Anymore, Opens Exit Door And Pops The Slide

21View from the Wing / 4h
An American Airlines passenger performed his best Hoard Beale from the 1978 film Network on Thursday when the carrier cancelled flight 2398 from Charlotte to Baltimore – after a two hour delay, boarding, and push back from the gate. However there was no one to attach the jet bridge and let everyone off. So the flight full of customers waited. And waited. And waited. They waited, that is, until ou

Why I've started binge-watching King of the Hill instead of The Simpsons

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
If you need a break from The Simpsons marathons, King of the Hill is the perfect alternative, with a little more in it for adults.

How to watch 2021 Tour de France Stage 7 & 8 free: live stream from anywhere

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Two Tour de France stages that will sort the men from the boys, as the riders head to the Alps. Don't miss a minute of stage 7 and 8 with our live stream guide.

Which Crops Can Survive Drought? Nanosensors May Offer Clues

33Wired / 4h
The technique can be used to track how water flows through plants—which could be key to breeding more resilient crops in an increasingly hot, dry climate.

Florida’s Condo Collapse Foreshadows the Concrete Crack-Up

32Wired / 4h
Overreliance on the world’s favorite building material will lead to more crumbling towers, dams, bridges, and roads. And way more greenhouse gases.

What If Regulating Facebook Fails?

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60Wired / 4h
It seems increasingly likely that antitrust and content moderation tools aren’t up to the task. Here’s what we do next.

All the Ways Windows 11’s Taskbar Is Different

How-To Geek / 4h
Along with new icons and a fresh Start menu, a new taskbar will arrive with Windows 11 when it launches in fall 2021. Here’s an early look at how it compares and contrasts with the taskbar in Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Share Docker Images With Others

How-To Geek / 4h
Built a Docker image that you need to share with a colleague? Here’s how you can distribute an image without the recipient needing to run docker build themselves. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Windows 10 Isn't Dead Yet

Gizmodo / 4h
Windows 11 might be grabbing most of the headlines at the moment, but Windows 10 remains Microsoft’s current operating system, and it’s received a fair few updates and new features since it launched six years ago. Windows 10 will continue to be supported until the end of 2025, and it still has some parts you may have… Read more...

30 under $25: A collection of good hidden gem games from Steam’s Summer Sale

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Paper Beast . (credit: Pixel Reed, PID Games) The latest rendition of Steam's annual Summer Sale has been underway for about a week now, and, as usual, it's discounted virtually everything on the PC games store. But while the Halo s, Grand Theft Auto s, and other mega-hits of the world may get the most front-page attention, the sheer breadth of the sale means that a truckload of lesser-

Amazon will stream the final Evangelion 'Rebuild' movie globally on August 13th

100+Engadget / 4h
Amazon has opened a new front in its streaming battle with Netflix. The company is bringing the anime hit Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time to Prime Video globally, barring Japan, on August 13th, according to Deadline . Together with a revised version released last month, the fourth and final chapter in the movie saga has raked in more than $86 million at Japanese theaters, making it the bi

Neurons responsible for remembering faces have been identified in the brain

SlashGear / 4h
Scientists have searched for brain cells that could explain the flash of recognition we all feel when we see a familiar face. The neuron was dubbed the “grandmother neuron” because the flash of recognition happens with very familiar faces like our grandmothers. The cell is described as at the crossroads of sensory perception and memory and can prioritize an important … Continue reading

This Android phone could have even more RAM than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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Manufacturers continue to push up the amount of RAM you can get in a phone, and ZTE might be about to break the record.

Wow: Amex Cutting Centurion Lounge Guest Access (Update)

1KOne Mile at a Time / 4h
Update : American Express has revealed that it will lower the cost for guesting kids into the lounge when this policy is implemented in 2023. Those with the Amex Platinum without complimentary guesting privileges will be able to guest kids up to the age of 17 into the lounge for $30 per person, rather than $50 per person. Proof of age will be required. I’m not sure this will move the needle much,

'The Tomorrow War' fails to find a future worth fighting for

Mashable / 4h
The premise of The Tomorrow War is that in the year 2022, time travelers come from the year 2051 to tell us of a war against invading aliens — one so catastrophic, humankind is on the verge of extinction. But that's not the implausible part. Nor is it the desperate travelers' plea, that the people of 2022 jump to 2051 to help replenish dwindling human forces. No, what had me recreating the white

Rocket Report: Super Heavy rolls to launch site, Funk will get to fly

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / A Super Heavy booster rolled out of SpaceX's production facilities in South Texas on Thursday. (credit: Elon Musk ) Welcome to Edition 4.05 of the Rocket Report! We have a really big week in small launch: Virgin Orbit confirmed the viability of its LauncherOne vehicle with a second consecutive successful flight. Congratulations to the engineers and technicians who strove to make that ro

The Morning After: Is Instagram no longer a photo-sharing app?

Engadget / 5h
Vinyl has been on a resurgence, and it seems like the pandemic has accelerated that. When Amazon launches a record of the month club to capitalize on it, you know it’s reached a tipping point. All this means many of us are looking to upgrade from a cheap turntable and build our first HiFi system. While there are many parts to that, perhaps most important are the speakers. If your speakers don’t s

Humble Bundle Sliders will change again despite user outcry

SlashGear / 5h
In May, Humble Bundle angered some of its user base when it redesigned its bundle pages and removed sliders that allowed buyers to customize how the money from their purchase was used. Humble Bundle has always allowed gamers to pay what they wanted for a bundle of independent games, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to various charities. … Continue reading

Get Summer’s Best Gadgets For Up To 83% Off This 4th Of July

Futurism / 5h
Summer means a need for new gadgets, especially when the outdoors beckons campers, fishing enthusiasts , and everyday folks hanging out in parks. For a limited time, check out these summer deals, on great gadgets and products for staying entertained outside, and comfortable inside. Sitpack 2.0 Compact Collapsible Seat Rated 4.5/5 stars by verified users, the Sitpack folds the size of a soda can a

Don’t expect to see Mass Effect 5 or Dragon Age 4 at EA Play Live

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If you were hoping to see Dragon Age 4 or Mass Effect 5 at EA Play Live on July 22, you might be disappointed.

New Qualcomm CEO promises powerful new chip to rival the Apple M1

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Qualcomm wants a bigger slice of the PC market and hopes its own-designed chips will make it happen.

I took my first step into an office and simultaneously traveled back in time

29The Points Guy / 5h
In March 2020, almost everything we knew was thrown upside down. As we all remember too clearly, life seemed to completely stall in a matter of days — and it’s taken more than a year to inch back toward something resembling normal. Now, it’s the summer of 2021, and we’re starting to really move forward. But at the same time, we must also take a few steps back to the places that are still frozen i

The Games Done Quick Marathon Is More Important Than Ever

Wired / 5h
For years, GDQ has brought together gamers to speedrun for charity. After a year of loss and loneliness, the event means so much more.

Do These Gadgets Actually Protect You? We Asked the Experts

Wired / 5h
From cell phone radiation and RFID blockers to UVC sanitizers, we investigated whether popular products are truly keeping you safe—or just scaremongering.

Sony's $1,300 Xperia 1 III is now available to pre-order in the US

21Engadget / 5h
We had a feeling Sony's tricked-out Xperia 1 III smartphone would be expensive. Turns out, we were right. Sony has revealed that the new handset (pcitured above), which packs a pro-grade camera, is available to pre-order for a cool $1,300 ahead of its August 19th release date. That means the new flagship is $100 more expensive than its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 1 ii , and fellow high-enders li

Paleontologists describe beetles found in dinosaur feces

SlashGear / 5h
Paleontologists have described for the first time an insect only found in fossilized dinosaur feces. The team found the tiny beetle, called Triamyxa coprolithica, with a few near-complete specimens and numerous isolated body parts in fossilized dinosaur feces. The near-complete specimens and numerous body parts allowed vertebrate paleontologists and entomologists to piece together a complete reco

India’s Licious raises $192 million for international expansion

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Licious, a Bangalore-based startup that sells fresh meat and seafood online, has raised $192 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprint beyond the South Asian market. The new round — a Series F — was led by Singapore’s investment firm Temasek and Multiples Private Equity. The round, which brings the six-year-old Indian firm’s to-date raise to over $285 million, values th

Dallara Stradale EXP is ready to race

SlashGear / 5h
You probably know Dallara from its Stradale sports car unveiled a few years back. Now, the Italian boutique automaker is introducing a more extreme version of the Stradale. The Stradale EXP stands for many definitions: EXPeriment, EXPonential, EXPertise. Dallara claims the EXP has achieved faster lap times than most GT3 racing cars around Mugello, and that’s a bold claim. However, … Continue read

Microsoft’s Windows 11 blue screen of death to become black

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The new colour in the Windows 11 operating system matches the new black logon and shutdown screens.

Windows 11 and the new Microsoft Store could fix one of Edge's biggest problems

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There will be Microsoft Edge extensions available in the Windows 11 store.

An upcoming Vivo phone could have a mini camera drone inside

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Having a phone with a removable drone for flying away and taking photos and videos would certainly be a conversation starter.

Why Doesn’t Windows 11 Support My CPU?

How-To Geek / 5h
Move over TPM 2.0: Windows 10’s CPU generation requirements are even more confusing. Windows 11 requires at least an 8th-generation Intel CPU or AMD Ryzen 2000 processor. Microsoft can’t seem to clearly explain why, and the company is already back-peddling on this. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google is bringing some amazing new features to Tab Groups in Chrome

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Impressive innovations are coming to this essential browser feature.

Acer is juicing up the GeForce RTX 30 series GPU in its gaming laptops

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Several lines in Acer's GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptop family are getting a TGP increase, which should provide a welcome performance boost.

Bezos’ Exit Is One of Many Among Amazon’s Top Ranks

NYT > Technology / 5h
An unusual number of vice presidents are leaving for prominent jobs at public companies or high-growth start-ups.

TikTok increasing video length from one to three minutes

BBC News - Technology / 5h
The social media platform says the change will allow for 'richer storytelling'.

MIT physicists observationally confirm Stephen Hawking’s area theorem

SlashGear / 5h
Back in 1971, Stephen Hawking proposed the area theorem having to do with black holes. Hawking’s area theorem predicted that the total area of the black hole’s event horizon should never decrease. Physicists from MIT have now observationally confirmed that theorem for the first time. The study shows evidence-based on gravitational waves to show the total area of a black … Continue reading

'Loki' Episode 4 Review: They Lied to Us

30How-To Geek / 5h
After a boring third episode, I went into episode four of Loki fearing more of the same and a series that wouldn’t hold up. Well, I have good news! Episode four turned things around instantly. And in true Marvel fashion, it left us with many questions. You see, they lied to us. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook's Habitat 2.0 AI Platform Lets Researchers Train Robots to Do Chores

62How-To Geek / 5h
Social media giant Facebook just announced Habitat 2.0, its upgraded simulation platform that allows researchers to train robots in virtual environments. The company’s step forward here moves it closer to achieving “embodied AI,” or the tech that might allow robots to perform everyday tasks. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Windows 11 Is the New 'DOOM'

74How-To Geek / 5h
The hardware requirements for Windows 11 exclude most PCs in use today, a problem that Microsoft itself can’t seem to explain or justify. Somewhat ironically, though, it turns out that Windows 11 is a lot like DOOM—all it needs is a bit of tinkering to work in impossible places. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This iOS App Scans Your LEGO Pile and Shows You What You Can Build

55How-To Geek / 5h
Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover or random LEGO bricks you have piling up? If so, this magical new iOS app called Brickit will help you rebuild your old LEGOs into fun new creations. The app uses machine learning to scan your LEGO pile, catalogs them, then gives you handy instructions to build something new. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft's Terrible Windows 11 Launch Risks Repeating the Windows 8 Disaster

200+How-To Geek / 5h
There’s a joke that Microsoft follows a good, bad pattern with its OS launches: Windows XP: good, Windows Vista: bad, Windows 7: good. Windows 8: bad, Windows 10: good. Alas, in keeping with the cycle, Microsoft is botching the Windows 11 launch, and it might wreck an otherwise good OS. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sigh: Celebs Will Help You Find Something to Watch on Google TV

How-To Geek / 5h
Streaming media makes it easy to watch just about everything. But sometimes, despite having so many options at hand, it’s still hard to find something good to watch. With Google TV’s new ‘Watch With Me‘ series, however, you can get recommendations from celebs. Hopefully they’re actually good. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Truck Yeah: LEGO Announces New Technic Raptor and a Vintage Pickup Truck

100+How-To Geek / 5h
LEGO is all-in on trucks right now. It just opened up pre-orders for two new truck sets: the Technic Ford F-150 Raptor and the Pickup Truck. Though the two designs have totally different styles, both are super detailed and look like incredibly fun builds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

US, UK agencies say Russia is abusing Kubernetes to launch massive cyberattacks

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Cybersleuths from the US and UK blame Russia for orchestrating a hacking campaign against worldwide targets.

Intel and Apple may be first to use TSMC's 3-nanometer chips

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100+Engadget / 6h
Apple and Intel are reportedly testing chip designs with TSMC's 3-nanometer process and could be first to market with the technology, according to Nikkei . Intel may be planning to use the chips in next-gen notebooks and data centers, while Apple could be first to market with a 3-nanometer processor in future iPad models. Taiwan-based TSMC will reportedly start manufacturing processors for both c

Are computers ready to solve this notoriously unwieldy math problem?

76MIT Technology Review / 6h
The computer scientist Marijn Heule is always on the lookout for a good mathematical challenge. An associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Heule has an impressive reputation for solving intractable math problems with computational tools. His 2016 result with the “Boolean Pythagorean triples problem” was an enormous headline-grabbing proof: “ Two hundred terabyte maths proof is largest

PSP gamers can get games via the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita after all

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SlashGear / 6h
Gamers around the world weren’t happy when Sony announced that it would be closing down the PlayStation Store on the PS3 and PS Vita. The move would have essentially made the retro consoles worthless as no games would’ve been available to purchase in the future. Sony is now backing away from closing up shop, which was originally intended to close … Continue reading

'Letterkenny' is the wholesome, filthy, endlessly quotable hangout comedy of your dreams

Mashable / 6h
You'll know in the first three minutes of Letterkenny 's first episode whether this show is for you. After a brief title card introducing this small Canadian town — "Letterkenny consists of hicks, skids, hockey players and Christians. These are their problems." — we meet farmers Wayne and Daryl, manning their roadside produce stand. Two hockey players roll up, and for petty, small-town tribal rea

Thinking of cancelling Apple TV Plus? Here's how they'll keep you watching

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Apple TV Plus has revealed its calendar of shows rolling out over the next few months, just as many free trials lapse.

Netflix Pulls NSA-Themed Show in Vietnam Over Offensive Maps

Gizmodo / 6h
Netflix has pulled a spy drama called Pine Gap from the video streaming platform in Vietnam after the government complained about maps that appear in at least two episodes. The maps are a “misrepresentation of Vietnam’s sovereignty,” according to officials in Hanoi. Read more...

Microsoft Teams update tackles one of the most frustrating video conferencing issues

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Microsoft Teams is getting a much-needed audio upgrade.

Windows 11 kills off the Blue Screen of Death… for the Black Screen of Death

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Windows’s iconic (for the wrong reasons) Blue Screen of Death is no more in Windows 11.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date might not be delayed by much - but at a big cost

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A Korean report states that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE might move to Exynos chipsets to ensure a shorter delay.

Save a massive £400 on this 75-inch Samsung Q80T 4K TV

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With this huge discount, the Samsung Q80T QLED 4K TV could be the home theatre device of your dreams.

Rumored iPad 2022 spec points to serious performance and battery life upgrades

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We could see 3-nanometer chipsets arriving with some of Apple's tablets next year, according to reports.

Stanford researchers create stretchable circuits that flex with the body

SlashGear / 6h
A group of researchers from Stanford have spent the last two decades working to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent, twisted without damaging their operating capability. The stretchable circuits can return to their original shape every time they are stretched. One major hurdle that has been in the way of the research is determining how to … Continue reading

Spider-Man: No Way Home merchandise reveal the new Spidey suits

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
New Lego sets and Funko Pops for Spider-Man: No Way Home have seemingly leaked details about the Marvel movie, including that Tom Holland's character could lose his powers.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may have inferior cameras to the Galaxy S21

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Leaks suggest the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 won't have much better specs than the Z Fold 2.

This $30 keychain box cutter doubles as a bottle opener and pocket knife

Mashable / 7h
Save 14%: The Razor: Not Your Average Box Cutter multipurpose keychain is on sale for $29.99 as of July 1 — a nice $5 discount. Getting packages in the mail is fun until you realize you have to deal with breaking down the boxes after. Make it easier on yourself by simply having the right tools at your disposal: With the Razor by Bomber & Company, you'll always have to a box cutter, utility pocket

Take 4K photos and videos from the sky with this drone on sale

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Capture cool aerial shots with the Stealth Dragon 240 headless FPV drone on sale for $119.99, down from $199 as of July 2. That's a savings of 40%. Ever wonder how people capture mind-blowing city or nature shots without risking their lives? The key is to get a camera tool that can take flight for you. With the Stealth Dragon 240 headless FPV drone , you can become one of those incredible

These scissors can open a beer and strip wire — get them on sale

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: The AnySharp Smart Scissors and Chef Pro Knife Sharpener Set is on sale for $33.99 when you use the code SHARP14 at checkout. That's a total savings of 29%. Whether you’re a serious crafter or you just like to dabble in the occasional DIY project , a stellar pair of scissors can make or break whatever you’re working on. You don’t realize it until you have a pair that fails to do its job, b

Save on a solar-powered lantern and emergency kit bundle

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: The Aqualite solar-powered lantern is a great multi-tool that also acts as a power bank, water bottle, and emergency kit. As of July 2, it's 32% off: You'll pay just $22.99. If you’re planning on camping this season and don’t have the appropriate gear, the Aqualite solar-powered lantern is a smart investment. Beyond providing a valuable light source when the sun goes down (it has three lev

The Purge has never been subtle, but the mask is fully off in 'The Forever Purge'

Mashable / 7h
Purge Night has never been subtle. Maybe the series started with a small-scale home invasion story where a rich, white couple is terrorized by sadistic masked assailants during the federally sanctioned crime spree. But in The Forever Purge , our latest plunge into series creator James DeMonaco's cynical vision of real American carnage, all vestiges of coyness are gone. The masks are off, the viol

The best Fourth of July sales to shop this weekend

Mashable / 7h
OUR TOP PICKS: BEST MATTRESS DEAL: Amerisleep — save 30% on mattresses, get up to $230 in free accessories BEST HOME DEAL: Neato D8 robot vacuum — $499 (save $200) BEST TECH DEAL: Sony 65-inch BRAVIA XR X90J Series LED 4K TV — $1,399.99 (save $400) Fourth of July is meant for grilling out, watching fireworks, and — if you're like us — shopping. This weekend is not as big for sales as Memorial Day

Your next Fitbit might be a stylish stack of smart rings

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Fitbit has registered a new patent for a ring that would measure blood oxygen saturation in a different way to a watch.

Nothing Ear 1 TWE might actually be transparent

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Unbox Therapy shared an image of the Nothing Ear 1 earphones revealing a unique transparent design of the buds and the case.

Google TV gets a new TV recommendation system, courtesy of Laverne Cox

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Google TV introduces personal TV and film recommendations from artists and celebrities, starting with Laverne Cox.

Sorry, Marvel's Fantastic Four cast won't be revealed any time soon

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Marvel fans shouldn't expect any Fantastic Four movie announcements to be made any time soon, according to Kevin Feige.

WhatsApp video uploads could soon eat up less data

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Get the perfect balance between file size and video quality.

Bezos’ Exit Is One of Many Among Amazon’s Top Ranks

NYT > Technology / 7h
An unusual number of vice presidents are leaving for prominent jobs at public companies or high-growth start-ups.

Swedish gaming giant MTG acquires India’s PlaySimple for $360 million

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Swedish gaming giant Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Indian startup PlaySimple for at least $360 million, the two firms said Friday. MTG said it will pay 77% of the acquisition sum to Indian game developer and publisher in cash and the rest in company shares. There’s also another $150 million reward put aside if certain undisclosed performance metrics are hit, the two firms said. Friday’s d

Portugal reintroduces nightly curfew amid rising COVID-19 cases

36The Points Guy / 7h
Portugal will reintroduce a nightly curfew from tonight July 2 following an unexpected rise in coronavirus cases due to the highly transmissible Delta variant . The strict new rules will apply from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. each evening until further notice in 45 municipalities across the country including the capital Lisbon, the picturesque city of Porto as well as Albufeira in the southern Algarve r

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra's worst feature might pop back up in the Mi Mix 4

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A leaked XiaomI Mi Mix 4 render show the 'lost line' could be back, and back with a vengeance.

TeamApt will use its new funding round to provide digital bank services for the unbanked

27TechCrunch / 8h
A great deal has changed since we last covered Nigerian fintech startup TeamApt two years ago . At the time, the company had just closed a $5.5 million Series A round from a single VC — Quantum Capital Partners, a firm owned by Zenith Bank billionaire Jim Ovia . TeamApt has quite the story. CEO Tosin Eniolorunda started the company in 2015 after leaving Interswitch. He was going head-to-head with

Austria F1 live stream: how to watch Austrian Grand Prix online from anywhere today

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Max Verstappen is starting to pull away from Hamilton - here's how to watch the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix and live stream F1, no matter where you are in the world today.

Ather Energy to unveil new electric scooters in the next 2 years

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Ather Energy expanded to Delhi today. It also confirmed portfolio expansion with new scooters and more variants in the 450 platform.

Nokia G20 listed on official Indian site; launch imminent

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Nokia G20 is now headed to India a couple of months after it was launched in the European market.

Noise ColorFit Qube Smartwatch with up to 7 days battery life launched

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Noise ColorFit Qube comes with a 1.4-inch colour display, multip sports mode tracking, a 24/7 heart rate monitor, and up to 7 days of battery life.

Sony will keep selling PSP games on PS3 and PS Vita stores

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45Engadget / 9h
You're not losing access to digital games for the PSP just yet. When Sony reversed its decision to close the PS3 and the PS Vita storefronts back in April, it also said that the "PSP commerce functionality will retire on July 2nd, 2021 as planned." While that could be interpreted as Sony pulling the plug on all PSP downloads, new language that has popped up on both the US and the UK PlayStation w

Cybercrime demands a new approach to cloud security

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
In the age of ransomware, a new gold standard of security is a pre-requisite for successful digital transformations.

Hacker obtains data on thousands of VPN users

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A hacker has obtained LimeVPN's entire database from a backup of its website which they are now selling online.

Battlegrounds Mobile India launched without much fanfare

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After a long period of uncertainty, Battlegrounds Mobile India has officially been launched in India for all Android users.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE's release could be delayed or downgraded

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A Korean report states that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch might be delayed and even move to Exynos chipsets.

Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account during setup

SlashGear / 10h
Windows 11 doesn’t seem to have many heavy changes in the architecture under the hood, and many see it more as Windows 10.5. Microsoft, however, is making a few changes to the operating system’s requirements that would make Windows 11 incompatible with PCs that run Windows 10 perfectly well. It isn’t just hardware requirements that could be a breaking change … Continue reading

Vivo patents a smartphone with a camera mini drone inside

SlashGear / 11h
Many use their smartphones to capture anything anywhere, sometimes even in difficult or dangerous locations and positions. One thing our powerful smartphones will never be able to do is to take aerial photos, at least not without some help from a drone or any other flying contraption. Never say never, as they say, and Vivo seems to be thinking of … Continue reading

PrintNightmare zero-day leaves Windows servers vulnerable to attack

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
PrintNightmare can be exploited to achieve both remote code execution and local privilege escalation on Windows servers.

Tiger Global leads $42M Series B in Nigerian credit-led neobank FairMoney

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35TechCrunch / 11h
Neobanks have led the charge as regards venture capital funding for consumer fintech startups . But while they have collectively dominated the fintech space, they don’t operate a monolithic model . There are five distinct models , and the one adopted by Nubank, the $30 billion behemoth , is the credit-led model . Neobanks operating this model start by offering credit via cards or on an app and su

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra registrations open: Get Rs 1,999 off and other benefits

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra registered users can get benefits such as two free screen replacements, Times Prime membership, and much more.

Huawei Band 6 tipped to launch in India later this month

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Huawei Band 6 comes with a large 1.47-inch AMOLED display, heart rate monitor, 14 days of battery life, and 96 workout modes.

Twitter may allow users to limit their tweet to "trusted friends" - Here's how

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Twitter is working on two new features. One, users can limit the audience for select tweets to a smaller circle of "trusted friends". Two, “Facets” feature will help users categorize their tweets when they send them.

Elevate your kitchen skills with this discounted cooking course bundle

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: The Cooking and Baking Master Class Bundle is on sale for £21.67 as of July 2, saving you 97% on list price. It can be much easier to eat healthily when you cook at home instead of ordering a takeaway. But you don’t need to be a chef to change your lifestyle. This seven-course cooking and baking bundle can transform your culinary skills at home and help you make meals you and your family a

Create training modules for your employees with this lifetime subscription

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Coassemble Learning Management System is on sale for £65.07 as of July 2, saving you 96% on list price. If you’re looking for a way to bolster the continuous learning environment at your company, turn to the Coassemble Learning Management System . Great for founders, managers, and HR professionals, this LMS lets you create engaging courses for your employees

In Big Middle Finger to Bezos, Richard Branson Set to Become the First Billionaire in Space

200+Gizmodo / 12h
Virgin Galactic founder and billionaire Richard Branson announced Thursday he will travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere in a test flight set for July 11. If the launch goes according to plan, he’ll be the first billionaire in space, setting the record just nine days ahead of the first planned spaceflight of another… Read more...

ZTE Axon 30 with an under-display camera might launch soon

SlashGear / 12h
ZTE impressed the world when it announced it has the industry’s first smartphone with an under-display camera or UDC. The ZTE Axon 20 5G, unfortunately, didn’t impress reviewers when it came to that camera’s actual performance. When the company announced the Axon 30 series last April with a traditional punch-hole cutout, most presumed ZTE has given up on the technology. … Continue reading

Windows 11 on Macs with Parallels complicates the requirements story

SlashGear / 12h
Windows 11’s minimum system requirements have become sort of a mess to the point that Microsoft pulled out its tool for checking PC compatibility. For now, Microsoft seems to be bullish on the TPM 2.0 as a requirement to keep Windows 11 users secure and safe. That said, it does seem that the company is willing to bend the rules … Continue reading