Friday, July 09, 2021

Technology News and More-Friday Edition

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Joe Biden Wants You to Be Able to Fix Your Own Damn iPhones

5KWired / 4h
A sweeping new presidential directive includes, among other things, an initiative to secure consumers’ right to repair their own devices.

Harley's Latest LiveWire Electric Motorbike Gets Better Mileage for a Lower Price

400+How-To Geek / 8h
The original Harley-Davidson LiveWire cycle launched in 2019 and was lauded for its stellar style and performance. However, no one loved its super-high $29,799 price tag. Now, the LiveWire ONE relaunch is set to make a splash under the new spinoff brand, and it’s got a much lower price tag to boot. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Watch Zaila Avant-garde become the first African American to ever win the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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300+Mashable / 10h
Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee , becoming the first African American to do so since the annual competition began in 1925. It's an incredible achievement made even more impressive by the fact that she only began to spell competitively two years ago. The Scripps National Spelling Bee finals took place Thursday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex i

OnePlus is working on new 'Pro' earbuds

Engadget / 4min
OnePlus is readying a new version of its low-cost in-ear headphones . In a post spotted by 9to5Google on the company’s Lab website, OnePlus says it’s looking for fans to test the Nord 2 and “Buds Pro.” Beyond the name, the company doesn’t say much about the earbuds. But based on that information alone, there’s a good chance they’ll include active noise cancellation. In any case, with OnePlus slat

Hawaii expands Clear partnership, expedites entry with digital COVID-19 vaccination checks

The Points Guy / 5min
It just got even easier for those traveling to Hawaii during pandemic times as the state and Clear have teamed up to expand access for travelers, allowing them to digitally upload testing and vaccine documents necessary for entry. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Starting July 9, all passengers over the age of 18 will be able to access Cle

Supersalty Water Could've Erased Some Evidence of Life on Mars

Gizmodo / 7min
Rocks on Mars preserve a record of the planet’s ancient past, but a surprising discovery made by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows some patches of Martian rock have had their histories completely erased. Read more...

This startup just created a fast, accurate COVID test that only needs saliva and links to an app

TechCrunch / 13min
We’re entering a phase in the COVID-19 pandemic where transmission is going to go through the roof because of the Delta variant. But as vaccinations ramp up around the world, the main cost to society now will not be the health services being overwhelmed, but mass disruption to businesses as staff are forced to self isolate by track and trace systems. Thus, biosecurity in the workplace (or any oth

The Witcher's Season 2 Gets a Family-Focused Teaser and Release Date

Gizmodo / 13min
The family is finally coming together, but a hell of a lot of people (and monsters ) aren’t making it easy. Netflix has released the first look and release date for season two of The Witcher , which sees Henry Cavill and Freya Allan returning as the titular Witcher and his new protégée , but their favorite sorceress… Read more...

Review: Chase Freedom Flex Card (2021)

80One Mile at a Time / 13min
In the summer of 2020, Chase made some major changes to its lineup of Freedom cards, including the introduction of the Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card , and improvements to the Chase Freedom Unlimited® . In this post I wanted to take a close look at the Freedom Flex Card , which is a fantastic card for maximizing your Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Now is the ideal time to apply, given that the

Elon Musk Slams Bitcoin’s Underlying Technology

Futurism / 15min
Shots Fired Once again, Elon Musk is singing the praises of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which seems to still be his digital currency of choice . The longtime crypto advocate, who earlier this year said that he would take a salary in Bitcoin , has more recently turned into one of the cryptocurrency’s most prominent critics . Today he went even further, arguing that Bitcoin and Ethereum are too sl

IKEA SYMFONISK Picture Frame hands-on: An artful Sonos speaker

SlashGear / 16min
IKEA’s SYMFONISK Picture Frame speaker has arrived, and if you didn’t know it hid wireless music talents behind the abstract art, you’d be forgiven for not realizing Sonos’ involvement. Third addition to the SYMFONISK range, the new Picture Frame speaker joins the Bookshelf Speaker and Table Lamp Speaker as some of the most affordable ways to add Sonos to your … Continue reading

CNA warns customers it suffered a major data breach

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 16min
CNA is notifying customers that some of their personal information was obtained by cybercriminals earlier this year.

Nintendo Watch? Tag Heuer is unveiling a Mario-themed timepiece soon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 16min
A surprising partnership between Tag Heuer and Nintendo means a new Mario-themed luxury watch will be unveiled on July 13.

Electric trucks can go the (short) distance

MIT Technology Review / 22min
Whether you call them semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers, heavy-duty trucks keep the economy (literally) moving. And at least some of them might be ready to go electric. These workhorses have an outsize climate impact. Globally, heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses, make up about 10% of all motor vehicles but produce around half of all carbon dioxide emissions and over 70% of part

Amazon Extends 100-Person Watch Parties to Fire TV Devices

How-To Geek / 24min
Amazon rolled out its browser-based Watch Party feature over a year ago, allowing up to 100 Prime subscribers to join in on a Prime Video stream with a built-in chat. Now, Watch Party streaming finally works on Fire TV devices, though you have to use your phone to chat with other Watch Party participants. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What's the Deal With This Seinfeld LEGO Set?

How-To Geek / 24min
So, here’s the deal with this Seinfeld LEGO Ideas set. Fans of the show can get a pile of 1,326 bricks and recreate some of the show’s best aspects. These LEGO bricks of the classic ’90s sitcom deliver a buildable replica of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, a stand-up stage from the show, and a Festivus pole. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Alto's Odyssey' Surfs Onto Apple Arcade, Complete With a New City Biome

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How-To Geek / 24min
Fans of the popular video games Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey have something new to get excited about: a brand new biome to play through. However, the new area will only be available to play in Apple Arcade and is part of Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City‘s debut on the gaming service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft's Janky PrintNightmare Patch Disables Some Printers

How-To Geek / 24min
Shortly after Microsoft pushed an emergency security update to patch the PrintNightmare exploit, some users on the /r/sysadmin subreddit reported that their customers’ printers stopped working. It’s an unfortunate development, given that Microsoft’s patch does not fully resolve the PrintNightmare vulnerability. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How To Know If You’re Eligible For Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Point Bonus?

View from the Wing / 28min
Chase has increased the initial offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is one of the best card deals I’ve ever seen. So how do you know if you are eligible for this card, and to earn its bonus? Continue reading ...

Switch OLED should be the new standard

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SlashGear / 30min
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the Switch OLED, and it’s safe to say that it’s not what people were expecting. After years of rumors, most people were expecting Nintendo to announce the Switch Pro, a souped-up Switch with a more powerful CPU that could play games better than the standard Switch. Even though some of its upgrades might sound good, … Continue reading

Hilton eliminates lounge access benefit for elites at its newest brand

The Points Guy / 34min
Signia Hilton, the hotel chain’s corporate-focused brand that launched in 2019, will not offer executive lounge access as part of its Hilton Honors program, marking the first time elite members will be excluded from executive lounge access, One Mile at a Time reported earlier this week. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Access to executive

21 best tweets of the week, including Flo Rida, Babu Frik, and George Washington's Dorito back

Mashable / 35min
Seems like a second ago it was the Fourth of July holiday weekend and, wow, would you look at that? It's Friday again. Goodness. Time. Can't slow that sucker, huh? But around here we celebrate Fridays with our favorite tweets. Why? Because it's nice to laugh a little before the weekend and it's also just sort of what we do now . OK, so enjoy, the 21 best tweets of the week. 1. First things first,

24 of the Best Comic Book Adaptations That Aren't Marvel or DC

Lifehacker / 35min
It only took Marvel 20-ish movies to give Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow her own solo film, but that wasn’t her first, nor even her second comic book movie character. We’ve just reached the point where most popular actors will have played at least a few comics-based characters before they retire. But we come here to… Read more...

The Artemis Fund focuses on women founders in underserved communities

TechCrunch / 37min
The Artemis Fund is a Houston-based firm built by three women with the goal of encouraging more women-led startups. The company launched in 2019 and has raised a $15 million initial fund, which closed earlier this year. Diana Murakhovskaya, who launched the firm with Stephanie Campbell and Leslie Goldman, says that the three women met over a mutual interest in investing in startups, one that didn

Rising energy bills will fund nuclear power plants

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 37min
The Sizewell C reactor will make energy greener and cheaper, but will cost cost an estimated £20bn

The Olympics Bars Fans, Pfizer Eyes Boosters, and More News

Wired / 40min
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Fossil 'Pseudo-Horses' Found in Spain Had Short Legs and Weird Teeth

Gizmodo / 43min
Researchers have described two previously unknown mammals based on fossil remains unearthed in Spain. They were horse precursors that would’ve enjoyed the subtropical temperatures in what is now Basque country. Read more...

Biden’s sweeping executive order takes on big tech’s ‘bad mergers,’ ISPs and more

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TechCrunch / 43min
The Biden administration just introduced a sweeping, ambitious plan to forcibly inject competition into some consolidated sectors of the American economy — the tech sector prominent among them — through executive action. “Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, worke

3 analysts weigh in: What are Andy Jassy’s top priorities as Amazon’s new CEO?

TechCrunch / 43min
It’s not easy following a larger-than-life founder and CEO of an iconic company, but that’s what former AWS CEO Andy Jassy faces this week as he takes over for Jeff Bezos , who moves into the executive chairman role. Jassy must deal with myriad challenges as he becomes the head honcho at the No. 2 company on the Fortune 500. How he handles these challenges will define his tenure at the helm of th

The Witcher season 2 finally has a release date – two years after season 1

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 44min
The Witcher season 2 has a release date of December 17, 2021, ending months of speculation about its return.

I tried the viral TikTok air fryer pasta chip trend and it's not worth the hype

Mashable / 49min
Don’t trust anything on the internet — until Mashable tries it first. Welcome to the Hype Test , where we review viral trends and tell you what's really worth millions of likes. Viral doesn't always mean good. I have nothing against viral TikTok food trends — I wrote a whole article about some of them kicking ass — but I tried the viral pasta chip recipe and it left me unenthused. Oh and it left

WhatsApp is adding a ‘best quality’ setting for sending photos and videos

24TechCrunch / 49min
Kris Holt Contributor Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget . WhatsApp is working on a setting that will let users more easily bypass its iffy image compression and send photos and videos in the highest available fidelity. The “best quality” option will likely join “auto” and “data saver” choices in a future version of the app. It appears users will eventually have the choice of whether

Finnair set to launch transatlantic flights to US and Asia from Stockholm

The Points Guy / 1h
Finnair is setting its sights on international expansion in the fall, with Stockholm as a key hub. Finland’s flagship airline, which is part of the Oneworld alliance, is ramping up its service at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport (ARN) by adding weekly long-haul flights to Bangkok, Phuket and Miami, starting in October . This will add more than a dozen new weekly flights out of Arlanda for

TikTok's 'Dehydration Check' Is Silly and Useless

Lifehacker / 1h
TikTok is a fantastic place to discover new things to worry about, or new ways to worry about old things. The latest is the “dehydration check,” in which you pinch the skin on your knuckle. If the skin stays wrinkled for a few seconds, that’s (supposedly) your sign to grab a glass of water. Read more...

Watch the 'Black Widow' cast hilariously butcher the film's plot

Mashable / 1h
Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour from Black Widow helped us create a hilarious superhero story using random words that they came up with.

Cosmonauts Are STILL Hunting Down the Damn Leak on the ISS, Russian Media Reports

56Futurism / 1h
Continued Search According to Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti , cosmonauts are still trying to identify the source of a leak causing air to escape from the International Space Station’s Russian segment. The small air leak was first detected in September 2019. Just over a year later, astronauts were able to pinpoint the leak’s location, a process that involved letting loose tea float a

OnePlus Nord 2 price in India, launch date, specs and leaks

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The OnePlus Nord is coming on July 22 for a price of around Rs 35,000 in India, Here are its specs, features and design.

No Sudden Move Is a Surprisingly Anti-Pollution Hollywood Thriller You Need to Watch

Gizmodo / 1h
No Sudden Move , Steven Soderbergh’s new star-studded crime thriller, has earned great reviews from critics. But the movie also ended up teaching me, an environment reporter, a piece of important pollution history that I knew nothing about. To the, I’m sure many, movie executives reading this blog, listen up: I want… Read more...

TikTok will automate video removals for nudity and violence

Engadget / 1h
TikTok will use automation to detect and remove many of the videos that violate its policies. For the past year, the service has been testing and tweaking systems to find and take down such content. It will roll out those systems in the US and Canada over the next few weeks. To start with, the algorithms will be on the lookout for posts that violate policies related to the safety of minors, viole

Walmart's Knock-Off Chromecast Is Nearly As Good As the Real Thing

Gizmodo / 1h
For as much as we wring our hands over Amazon and its ever-expanding product ecosystem, let’s not forget the other big-box retailer also attempting to insert itself into the narrative. Walmart has long invested in a house brand of its own called Onn, which makes everything from Android tablets to Roku TVs to soundbars … Read more...

Biden urges FCC to undo Pai’s legacy—but it can’t until he picks a third Democrat

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Then-Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai testifies at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on June 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who is now the FCC's acting chairwoman, looks on. (credit: Getty Images | Alex Wong) President Biden today urged the Federal Communications Commission to restore net neutrality rules and take steps to boost

Microsoft pays staff $1,500 for work in pandemic

38BBC News - Technology / 1h
The tech firm says the payment is a symbol of appreciation for what has been a challenging year.

Back to school deals at Dell: get the XPS 13 laptop on sale for just $699.99

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Score epic deals at the Dell back to school sale like the XPS 13 laptop, which is on sale for just $699.99.

14 Flowers You Can Actually Eat (and How to Prepare Them)

23Lifehacker / 1h
Flowers give us vibrant pops of color in our garden and beautiful centerpieces for special occasions—but it’s easy to forget that they can provide us sustenance, too. Flowers are plants, and some plants are edible—even delicious. That’s why horticulturists like Alexis Nikole , known as the Black Forager, are showing us… Read more...

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 with Pikachu Rock Star and Pop Star

SlashGear / 1h
This week we’re taking a peek at some new details released on Pokemon GO Fest 2021, specifically about the newest set of Pikachu monsters you’ll be able to get during this event. If you’re playing right now, you’ll likely see some flying Pikachu around town, complete with a 5-shaped balloon. This is just one of a wild collection coming to … Continue reading

Didomi raises $40 million to help you manage customer consent

64TechCrunch / 1h
French startup Didomi has raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Elephant and Breega. The company manages consent flows for web publishers and app developers. Didomi is already doing well in Europe with billions of consent interactions per month — it plans to expand to the U.S. with today’s funding round. “Jawad, Raphaël and I have co-founded Didomi to make privacy easier for everyone

This crowdsourced payments tracker wants to solve the ransomware visibility problem

31TechCrunch / 1h
Ransomware attacks, fueled by COVID-19 pandemic turbulence, have become a major money earner for cybercriminals, with the number of attacks rising in 2020. These file-encrypting attacks have continued largely unabated this year, too. In the last few months alone we’ve witnessed the attack on Colonial Pipeline that forced the company to shut down its systems — and the gasoline supply — to much of

TikTok Blocked Creators From Using 'Black Lives Matter' In Their Bios

Gizmodo / 1h
TikTok, a company that’s no stranger to content moderation concerns , set off some major red flags this week when it erroneously blocked popular creators from including phrases like “Black Lives Matter” in their bio’s. At the time, TikTok claimed the phrases were “inappropriate content”—an issue that the company… Read more...

Here’s your guide to the Amex Platinum prepaid hotel credit

The Points Guy / 1h
In early July, American Express made a significant refresh to its bread-and-butter premium card, The Platinum Card® from American Express . One of the major changes was the addition of several new annual credits: An up to $240 digital entertainment credit , an up to $179 Clear statement credit , an up to $300 Equinox statement credit and yes, an up to $200 prepaid hotel statement credit. Enrollme

Exquisite Gaudí house in Barcelona becomes temporary Airbnb crown jewel

Mashable / 1h
Antoni Gaudí, renowned for his lifelong devotion to La Sagrada Família , is one of the most important modern architects. Now, the very first house Gaudí designed, Casa Vicens in Barcelona, is opening its doors as an Airbnb for one night only in the fall of 2021.

CDC updates COVID-19 school rules: In-person learning, vaccines & masks

SlashGear / 1h
New CDC schools guidance pushes in-person learning as K-12 classrooms prepare for the fall 2021 return, though masks will remain a key part of the COVID-19 strategy. The US Centers for Disease Control has been criticized in the past for its policies around classroom learning, blamed on one side for impractically strict guidance, while accused of pushing for premature in-person … Continue reading

In another blow to Didi, China halts downloads of 25 more of its apps.

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35NYT > Technology / 1h
The latest announcement was nearly identical to one the same agency issued on Sunday, ordering Didi’s main, consumer-facing app off mobile stores.

Judge dismisses Amazon's legal challenge to JEDI after contract cancelation

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Engadget / 1h
After nearly two years, Amazon’s highly public legal feud with the US government over the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion cloud contract in 2019 is over. According to Reuters , a federal judge dismissed the challenge on Friday with no objection from the company. The dismissal follows Tuesday’s announcement that the Department of Defense had canceled JEDI , the program at the

More woes for the Tokyo Olympics see all spectators banned, and Fiji’s team arriving in a cargo plane full of fish

The Points Guy / 1h
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics has already encountered unprecedented problems, well before the Olympic torch arrives in town. They are the first Olympic Games to be postponed and rescheduled (by a year) due to the pandemic, and then foreign spectators were officially banned. Related: It’s official: Japan won’t allow overseas visitors to attend Tokyo Olympics The latest outbreak of the COVID-19 fo

PS5 restock: Target surprised with PS5 in stock today – how to get the next alert

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The PS5 restock at Target surprised many because it happened on a Friday. Here's how to get a leg up on the next PS5 stock.

Amid firestorm of criticism, FDA narrows use of $56,000 Alzheimer’s drug

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Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly ) Less than five weeks after granting a highly controversial approval for the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm, the Food and Drug Administration has updated its recommendation for who should receive the drug. The update narrows the recommended patient pool from all those with Alzheimer

“Bad mergers” and noncompete clauses targeted in Biden executive order

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) President Joe Biden announced his anticipated executive order today, and it’s a sweeping document that seeks to counter rising corporate consolidation and foster greater competition in everything from labor markets to mergers, banking, healthcare, device repairs, transportation, broadband, and more. “For decades, corporate consolidation has been accelera

A Brief History of Star Trek's Time Travel

Gizmodo / 1h
Time travel and Star Trek have gone hand in temporally adjacent hand since practically the beginning of the franchise. Like time itself, the narrative fluidity time-travel stories provide has allowed Star Trek in all of its iterations to explore its themes and characters in unique and compelling ways over the years.… Read more...

Cannabis Use Linked to Suicide Attempts in Young Adults

2KFuturism / 1h
Click here for a list of resources from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. An alarming new study found that increased cannabis use seems to be linked — at least in some way — with an increased prevalence of suicidal thoughts and attempts among young adults. Interestingly, the correlation persisted even when the teens and young adults didn’t experience — or at least didn’t report — any major

iPhone 12 Pro Max deals: get unlimited data at a market-leading price on O2

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
iPhone 12 Pro Max deals can rack up the costs pretty quickly but this deal keeps it affordable with unlimited data.

Watch These Sports If the Olympics Get Cancelled After All

Lifehacker / 2h
With COVID-19 making a resurgence in Tokyo, the Olympics are currently coming apart at the seams, including an announcement on Thursday from Japan’s Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa that the Games would proceed without fans. If watching the world’s most prestigious athletic competition take place in deserted venues… Read more...

There's no better way to enjoy the Euro 2020 finals than with these OLED TV deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
OLED TV deals are offering not just big price cuts today, but next-day delivery options too - get one in time for the Euro finals.

Volvo's C40 Recharge is a solid second stab at an EV

Engadget / 2h
Volvo has made no secret of its plans to go green by 2030, first unveiling the XC40 Recharge SUV in 2019, then partnering with the Geely corporation to develop its performance EV Polestar line. And come early next year, the XC will be joined by a sleeker, curvier sibling dubbed the C40 Recharge. The C stands for coupe. Understand, the XC40 and C40 are very much the same vehicle, at least under th

Volvo's C40 Recharge is a solid second stab at an EV

Engadget / 2h
Volvo has made no secret of its plans to go green by 2030, first unveiling the XC40 Recharge SUV in 2019, then partnering with the Geely corporation to develop its performance EV Polestar line. And come early next year, the XC will be joined by a sleeker, curvier sibling dubbed the C40 Recharge. The C stands for coupe. Understand, the XC40 and C40 are very much the same vehicle, at least under th

Does Big Tech Make Good Neighbors?

20NYT > Technology / 2h
We want our online orders, and we want them now. But we don’t seem ready for Big Tech moving in, too.

Tesla’s Model S and X EVs just got $5k more expensive

SlashGear / 2h
Tesla has quietly increased the cost of its high-end electric cars, with the Model S and Model X both climbing by $5,000. The price change comes only months after Tesla increased the cost of the Model S Plaid, adding $10,000 to the sticker price of its most potent EV. That came just before the first deliveries of the Plaid trim … Continue reading

WitcherCon live stream today: CD Projekt Red, Netflix show teasers

SlashGear / 2h
Starting at 6PM BST (12 noon Central Time), there’ll be a live stream of the event called WitcherCon. This is the first ever WitcherCon event, celebrating and expanding upon the game series and the television show. This event is co-hosted by Netflix and CD Projekt Red, and will be available to watch and devour without any pre-registration, tickets, or other … Continue reading

Why Linux’s biggest strength is also its biggest weakness

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Linux patch management process offers scope for improvement.

A New Dangerous Heat Wave Is Coming for the West (Yes, Another One)

Gizmodo / 2h
The West Coast can’t catch a break from dangerous and extreme heat . A new heatwave is set to hit the region this weekend. The Northwest will, thankfully, be spared the worst of the heat. But sizzling temperatures will spread across a large area that includes the entire West Coast and portions of the Northern Rockies… Read more...

It's OK to Feel Sorry for TIE Fighter Pilots

35Wired / 2h
They’re treated as cannon fodder. “Amara Kel’s Rules for TIE Fighter Pilot Survival (Probably)” gives them a different life.

What to Do When You See Your Ex on a Date

Lifehacker / 2h
It’s officially a post-vax slutty summer , which means people are out and about. Everyone is going on dates and having fun, and that includes your ex. (Sorry!) But what happens if you run into them? Well, here’s what you should do. Read more...

Dubai Builds “Underwater City”

500+Futurism / 2h
Deepest Pool Dubai is far from finished pushing the envelope when it comes to its countless tourist attractions. The city has just opened the deepest pool in the world, with a record-breaking depth of 196 feet. The Deep Dive Dubai attraction is housed in a massive 16,000 square foot structure and features an “abandoned” underwater city that divers can explore, CNN reports . It also features an un

Roland's Go:Mixer Pro-X is a flexible multitrack studio in your pocket

Engadget / 2h
Roland’s Go:Mixer series has found a fanbase with musicians looking for a pocket-friendly recording solution — and for good reason. The tiny mixers are lightweight, offer bags of connectivity and won’t break the bank. The latest model, the “ Pro-X ,” brings some modest but important upgrades from the original Go:Mixer Pro . The main newness here is less about the audio and more about compatibilit

15 Sony Gadgets That Were Too Weird for This World

35Gizmodo / 2h
Every consumer electronics company has an R&D division constantly cooking up weird gadgets and tech that will potentially help define the future of the industry. For the most part, these devices are produced to explore the practicality of an idea and go unseen by the general public, with only a feature or two… Read more...

American Passengers Forced To Place Hands On Heads For Landing Before Being Detained

View from the Wing / 2h
Hands up, don’t shoot. American Airlines “ordered passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to Miami on Wednesday to put their hands on their heads” for the last 45 to 60 minutes of the flight “because of a potential security threat.” On arrival in Miami, the plane was boarded by law enforcement with machine guns. One man was arrested, but that wasn’t the end because when passengers were finally pe

NordVPN review: The VPN for power users

Mashable / 2h
Not bad, I kept thinking to myself. I usually talk through my thoughts and today was no exception while using NordVPN . I was hopping around proxy servers on Chrome without any drops in speed. This is what using a virtual private network ( VPN ) should feel like. I noticed a similar experience on my Android phone where I didn’t have to sacrifice speed for privacy. “Well, that’s not so great.” Tha

TunnelBear review: A VPN for the rest of us

Mashable / 2h
With privacy an ongoing concern , finding ways to safeguard your data and obscure your web browsing should be easy. Virtual Private Networks ( VPN ) have a long history among safety-minded internet users. Generally, the trade-off is you need some technical know-how and be able to settle for lower internet speeds for the sake of security, but that's becoming less true every day. TunnelBear is just

Calling all runners: This sleek Garmin GPS watch is on sale for under $100 at Walmart

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $70.99: Normally $169.99, the Garmin Forerunner 35 is on sale at Walmart for just $99 as of July 9 — a 42% savings. If you plan on putting on some miles this summer now that nature is (sort of) healing, don't leave the house empty-handed... er, wristed. The Garmin Forerunner 35 is "as close to my ideal as I’ve found" as far as runner-friendly smartwatches go, says Mashable writer (and profes

Sonic Colors: Ultimate trailer shows a bunch of big changes

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SlashGear / 2h
While the 3D Sonic games throughout the years have been very hit-or-miss, Sonic Colors for the Wii was one of the better-received titles in the series, making it a good candidate for a modern update. That’s exactly what it’s getting later this year in Sonic Colors: Ultimate, which is being released for Sonic the Hedgehog‘s 30th anniversary. Sega has released … Continue reading

Volvo is breaking my heart

SlashGear / 2h
The secret, super-rare star of Volvo’s range, beloved by enthusiasts and more scarce on the streets than a supercar, is coming to an end. The Volvo V90 won’t be making it to 2022, at least not in the US, and for wagon fans it’s a reminder that tastes change and it can take more than just Swedish style to address … Continue reading

Square Will Sell a Hardware Bitcoin Wallet to Make Cryptocurrency "Mainstream"

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42How-To Geek / 2h
Earlier this year, Square CEO Jack Dorsey wrote a convoluted Twitter thread to explain his interest in a hardware Bitcoin wallet—a physical device that holds your cryptocurrency. Now, Square’s hardware lead Jesse Dorogusker says that the company is developing such a product to help crypto go “mainstream.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Swiss Post makes encrypted cloud services push with Tresorit deal

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Swiss Post gets its hands on a major stake of Tresorit and plans to expand its services globally.

This week's best deals: $30 off Apple's 10.2-inch iPad and more

Engadget / 2h
A number of new tech deals came up across the web this week, plus there are a few July 4th sales that are still going on. Apple's 10.2-inch iPad is down to $300, and Amazon and Best Buy discounted a bunch of Nintendo Switch games to $45 — including Animal Crossing . If you missed it over the holiday weekend, you can get Solo Stove's Bonfire for $120 less than usual and ThermoWorks' Thermapen Mk4

Margot Robbie's Barbie Nabs Director Greta Gerwig, and Now You've Got My Attention

Gizmodo / 2h
It’s the kind of news that makes you go, “Hmm, well isn’t that interesting?” Margot Robbie’s live-action debut as Barbie has added a dynamic filmmaker behind the camera, as Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig has signed on to direct the live-action movie she’s also co-writing with Noah Baumbach. Read more...

Startups have never had it so good

49TechCrunch / 2h
The venture capital market is racing ahead, foot on the gas, middle finger out the window, hair on fire. That’s our read of the Q2 2021 data released thus far concerning how much money venture capitalists deployed around the world during the second three months of the year. Startups have never had it this good when it comes to accessing private-market funds. The Exchange explores startups, market

Brazilian HR startup Flash raises $22M in a Tiger Global-led Series B round of funding

20TechCrunch / 2h
Flash , a startup that has developed a flexible benefits platform for Brazilian companies and employees, has raised $22 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. Monashees (which led Flash’s Series A), Global Founders Capital (who backed Flash’s seed round), Citius and Kauffman Fellows also participated in the financing. Founded in 2019 by childhood friends Ricardo Sa

Frontier launches with $2.8M round by NFX, to let low-skilled job candidates book their own interview

TechCrunch / 2h
Frontier , which bills itself as a “new kind of vertically integrated jobs marketplace” launches today with a $2.8 million investment round led by NFX in the U.S., and backed by London’s firstminute Capital, FJ Labs, Cyan Banister, Ilkka Pannanen, Alex Bouaziz, Liquid 2 and several other funds and angels. Frontier’s schtick is that it pre-tests applicants, weeds out the best candidates, and then

Our Unexpected Stay At Mystique Santorini #Bonvoyed

36One Mile at a Time / 2h
We ended up getting Bonvoyed in Santorini, but not necessarily in a bad way. We had an extra night in Santorini Initially the plan was to spend five nights in Santorini, and we had booked Canaves Oia Epitome for our entire stay ( it’s a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property that I booked with World of Hyatt points). However, as I mentioned in my review of SeaJets , our ferry from Crete to San

The More Teeth You Lose, the Greater Your Dementia Risk, Study Suggests

43Gizmodo / 3h
The more teeth you lose over a lifetime, the greater your odds of developing dementia, a new review of existing evidence suggests. However, older adults who get dentures to replace their lost teeth may be better protected against this increased risk. Read more...

How to Get a Baby to Like You

Lifehacker / 3h
If you’re like me, then you have consciously made the decision to avoid all people under the age of 25. However, sometimes you get stuck in a room with a tiny baby that just wants to cry and drool and who can sense that your biggest fear is them pooping on you. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy S22 vapor chamber tech tipped for cool future

SlashGear / 3h
The next Samsung Galaxy smartphone may return to advanced vapor chamber cooling in the year 2022. This sort of heat dissipation was originally used in the Samsung Galaxy S10+, with some success, but the tech was phased out over the next generation, appearing in SOME Galaxy S20 and Note 20 units, but not all. With the release of the next … Continue reading

Get university ready with big discounts on top laptops

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Helping you find the perfect laptop for university, and you can save up to 40% thanks to the UNiDAYS app.

'Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City' trailer previews the new urban backdrop

Engadget / 3h
Alto's Odyssey is joining Apple Arcade on July 16th amid an expansion from the game subscription service into classic mobile titles . Developer Snowman recently revealed Apple Arcade members will get access to additional content and it teased some of that in a trailer for Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City . The latest version of the stylish endless runner adds an urban biome to go along with the dese

Head back to class with fresh tech from Amazon's back to school sale

Mashable / 3h
Prep for the upcoming school year with our favorite deals from Amazon's back to school sale: OUR TOP PICK: ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 2-in-1 Laptop — Save $120 FOR FOCUSING ON YOUR WORK: SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Pro — Save $34.59 BEST FOR GETTING TO CLASS ON TIME: Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock — Save $26.01 We know, back to school season seems to come earlier and earlier every year. While you (or y

Which is the best wand vibrator? Hitachi vs. Le Wand vs. Doxy

Mashable / 3h
The sex toy market is run amok with gimmicks, some good and others... not so. There's warm-up vibrators , rose vibrators , and even BuzzFeed entered the playing field . Not to yuck anyone's yum, but sometimes you don't want to play with a toy that has gizmos or viral potential. You just want a toy that provides reliable orgasms; a toy that's magic, if you will. I'm talking about — insert sparkle

Your next VR game could be based on Bridgerton, but will it ever happen?

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Netflix might soon make Bridgerton VR games, thanks to a new deal with series producer Shonda Rhimes.

Google prepares to re-write FLoC as trial period comes to an end

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Google will let the FLoC trial come to an end next week, as it tweaks the tech based on feedback.

How to Silence Your Android Phone When You Get Home

How-To Geek / 3h
Different situations require different phone settings. Pestering notifications might be useful at work, but you may prefer a more chill vibe at home. If you have an Android device, you can automate the process of silencing your phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and they’re ready to hire

26MIT Technology Review / 3h
The company blog post drips with the enthusiasm of a ’90s US infomercial. WellSaid Labs describes what clients can expect from its “eight new digital voice actors!” Tobin is “energetic and insightful.” Paige is “poised and expressive.” Ava is “polished, self-assured, and professional.” Each one is based on a real voice actor, whose likeness (with consent) has been preserved using AI. Companies ca

Now's your chance to try LG's NanoCell tech — lots of models are on sale

Mashable / 3h
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 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 favorit

How you could get more than $7,000 in value during your first year with the Amex Platinum

The Points Guy / 3h
An average consumer may find the new $695 price tag (see rates and fees ) on The Platinum Card® from American Express to be outrageous. But as we know at TPG, the higher the annual fees, the better the benefits tend to be — but are they good enough? New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide. There’s an extensive list of new (and existing) perks wit

Guy Who Built “Green Goblin” Hoverboard Says He’s Not a Supervillain

100+Futurism / 3h
I Need a Hero Unless you’re a regular visitor to Times Square — and if so, why? — you may have missed when a mysterious man soared overhead, surfing through the air on a bizarre, hoverboard-like aircraft. It’s hard to see the footage of the Times Square flight — or any of the other videos of the aircraft in action — and not draw a comparison to the Spider-Man villain, the Green Goblin. But after

Fitbit Luxe review: A tiny tracker that’s both easy and hard on the eyes

Engadget / 3h
If I asked you to envision a fitness tracker on a random person’s wrist, what would your imaginary wearable look like? For years, they’ve largely looked the same — plastic or metal rectangles attached to some generic silicone or nylon strap. Fitbit likes to say its wearables resemble jewelry. But it’s difficult to make a fitness tracker that actually looks like jewelry and does everything from lo

xScreen Xbox Series S screen add-on makes the case for portability

SlashGear / 3h
An accessory called xScreen was revealed this week by a 3rd-party creator aiming to turn the Xbox Series X into a portable gaming machine. The device is effectively a plug-in, flip-up display for the console, adding a new sort of way to play to the Microsoft-made video game console. After just a short period listed on Kickstarter, the campaign for … Continue reading

New Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Specs Months Ahead of Launch

Gizmodo / 3h
Google isn’t expected to announce its next flagship phones until sometime this fall, but now a recent leak may have just revealed the specs for the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro months ahead of schedule. Read more...

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Could We Really Colonize Venus?

Lifehacker / 3h
I’ve tested the global youth-culture internet and the results have come back positive: Everything is looking up this week. We’re even talking about colonizing Venus, which is cool...if not impossible. Read more...

COVID-19 booster shot controversy as CDC/FDA snipe Pfizer suggestions

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SlashGear / 3h
The US FDA and CDC have made an unexpected announcement on COVID-19 vaccine boosters, downplaying hints that a third shot might be necessary to protect against coronavirus variants. Just how long the current COVID-19 vaccinations can actually be expected to remain effective has been a contentious point over the past twelve months, amid the accelerated push to begin immunizations during … Continue

How to make Alexa swear

Mashable / 3h
Alexa is a family-friendly device, so she doesn't swear by default, but there are couple of workarounds to make her curse. Alexa is Amazon's voice-operated virtual assistant. Depending on what devices you connect to Alexa, she can perform a variety of functions from reading you the news to turning off the lights. While Alexa is designed to be a useful tool, that doesn't mean you can't have a litt

Udacity's career-boosting online courses are 75% off for a limited time

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Save 75%: Use code JULY75 to save on Udacity courses through July 14. There's truly never a bad time to learn a new skill. But there are particularly good times, and that's when courses that teach you a new skill are on sale. Through July 14, online courses from Udacity are discounted at 75% off with the code JULY75. Udacity has a seemingly endless catalog of courses ranging in topics from data e

Your PC Won’t Support Windows 11? Maybe It’s Time to Try Linux

26How-To Geek / 3h
Did you check to see if your PC is eligible for an update to Windows 11, only to be let down? One of your few options for continued use of your laptop or desktop beyond Windows 10 is to install Linux. Here’s why that’s not a bad thing. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'PUBG Mobile' update adds a self-driving Tesla Model Y

Engadget / 3h
PUBG Mobile probably isn't the first game you'd expect to have an electric vehicle tie-in , but it's here all the same. Krafton and Tencent Games have rolled out a 1.5 update for the phone-focused shooter that includes a raft of not-so-subtle plugs for Tesla and its cars. Most notably, you can find a Model Y on Erangel that can drive itself when you activate an autopilot mode on the highway —not

Secret Service Says It Has No Plan for Protecting White House Pets During an Attack

Gizmodo / 3h
During a nuclear apocalypse, it’s every White House dog (or cat) for themselves. Read more...

WhatsApp is adding a 'best quality' setting for sending photos and videos

Engadget / 3h
WhatsApp is working on a setting that will let users more easily bypass its iffy image compression and send photos and videos in the highest available fidelity. The "best quality" option will likely join "auto" and "data saver" choices in a future version of the app. It appears users will eventually have the choice of whether to compress photos and videos to perhaps save on their data allowance,

5 fundraising imperatives for robotics startups

20TechCrunch / 3h
Lidiya Dervisheva Contributor As a partner at Next47 , Lidiya Dervisheva works in the areas of robotics, AI and machine vision, as well as broader industrial and enterprise verticals. Fady Saad Contributor Fady Saad is the co-founder and strategic partnerships vice president of MassRobotics , the first and largest robotics/AI startup escalator in the world. Bilal Zuberi Contributor Bilal Zuberi i

Day two: Don’t miss today’s pitch-off at TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising

20TechCrunch / 3h
And just like that, it’s day two of TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising ! Yesterday not only flew by in a blur — it was also certifiably off the hook. We hope you came away with new information, actionable advice that you can implement in your business right away and that you connected with your peers and other startup folks for support and opportunities along the way. Pssst: Buy a tic

Mmhmm, it’s the most ridiculous story we’ve ever heard

40TechCrunch / 3h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny and Alex were on deck this week, with Grace on the recording and edit. Natasha will be back with us starting next week. So, it was old times on the show with just two of our team to vamp on the news. And oh boy was there a lot of news to get into. Like, loads. W

Reality Show Seeks Idiots Who Have Forgotten Their Bitcoin Passwords

60Futurism / 3h
Tales from the Crypt The producers of the popular Netflix series “Queer Eye” are working on a new show — and to the crypto crowd, it might hit a little too close to home. A casting call , spotted by New York Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz, outlines what the show is about. “Have you forgotten your crypto wallet password?” reads the notice, posted to a casting site and LinkedIn . “Have you lost

Huge deal: the AirPods Max drop to a new record-low price at Amazon

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We've just spotted a fantastic deal on the Apple AirPods Max, which are on sale and down to their lowest price ever at Amazon.

iPhone 13 model leak shows the likely design of Apple’s 2021 phones

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A case maker has shared photos of the iPhone 13 models that its cases are based on.

The Suicide Squad Doesn't Understand Its Predecessor, Won't Respond to It

Gizmodo / 4h
Many of the DC Comics characters appearing in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad made their big screen debuts in David Ayer’s 2016 film , and are portrayed by the same actors . But most everything about the way Warner Bros. has advertised and spoken about the movie has suggested that Gunn and the studio don’t really want… Read more...

What Kind of Burnt Out Are You? (And Why It Matters)

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Arsenal is the latest soccer team to feature in Amazon's 'All or Nothing' docuseries

20Engadget / 4h
Amazon is reportedly turning back to the UK's Premier League for the focus of its next All or Nothing sports documentary. Deadline has learned the new series will cover Arsenal as it plays the League's 2021-2022 season. The documentary deal hasn't been finalized, according to the site's sources, but Amazon, Arsenal and production company 72 Films all confirmed the plans. The Gunners' documentary

Apple’s biggest MacBook Pro update in years is apparently about to hit production

SlashGear / 4h
For quite some time now, Apple fans have been waiting for the announcement of the next MacBook Pro. Rumors have been dropping left and right, and at one point, many expected Apple to announce a fresh batch of MacBooks at WWDC 2021. Unfortunately, that show came and went without any big hardware reveals, but now a noted Apple analyst is … Continue reading

How to Insert Data from a Picture in Microsoft Excel on Mobile

How-To Geek / 4h
No one enjoys manually entering tons of data from printed material into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, especially on mobile. 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 ›

Biden's wide-ranging executive order covers Big Tech, net neutrality and more

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The movement to get the FCC to restore net neutrality just gained some serious traction. The White House just announced that president Joe Biden will be signing a new executive order today that will establish a "whole-of-government effort to promote competition in the American economy." In other words, it's targeting anticompetitive practices across a wide range of industries, including internet

Make disinfecting your smartphone a daily routine, just like washing your hands

Mashable / 4h
Cleanstation disinfects the surface of your phone using UV-C LED lights and does so in around 30 seconds. It kills 99.9% of germs and is designed to be worked into users' daily hand washing routines. The surface of your phone is likely to be 10 times germier than a toilet seat , so take our advice and clean it regularly!

REvil bungled its massive ransomware attack, giving businesses an easy out

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REvil’s attempts to strike as many victims as possible could end up reducing the effectiveness of their campaign.

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max and more this weekend

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From new Marvel blockbusters to returning Disney favorites, there’s plenty to watch this weekend.

TCL’s Nxtwear G cinema glasses could have been great

23Engadget / 4h
Let me ask you a question: Do you really want to buy a pair of Personal Cinema glasses? As cool as they could be, they always feel like an artefact from a dystopia that’s yet to engulf us. When the air burns and the seas boil, you won’t be able to fit a 40-inch HDTV into your existence-support-pod, so these will have to do. It hardly screams “aspirational.” It doesn’t help that nobody — not Sony,

16 of Our Best Parenting Hacks of 2021 So Far

28Lifehacker / 4h
I can’t be the only one who blinked hard at the calendar in July, wondering where the hell the first half of 2021 had gone. After spending the better part of 2020 wanting the whole year to vanish off the space-time continuum, it’s a little surreal to watch time speed up again as life around us normalizes. Even so,… Read more...

American’s Sydney Flight Will Become One-Way Only Starting July 12

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Only 215 people per day are allowed to enter Sydney, Australia from overseas between July 14 and August 31. As a result American Airlines will stop operating a passenger flight Los Angeles to Sydney starting July 12th (arriving the morning of July 14). They will, however, continue flying Sydney - Los Angeles. Continue reading ...

TikTok automates video moderation: Here’s how you may get banned

SlashGear / 4h
TikTok plans to automatically remove videos believed to contravene its policies around violent, adult, and illegal content, aiming to make moderation faster and more effective as the social network grows. Currently, TikTok relies on a US-based Safety team, the company says, which is responsible for checking every video flagged either by users or an automated system. That can be time-consuming, …

What Is a Smart Bassinet, and What Does It Do?

How-To Geek / 4h
A smart crib can save a new parent from losing around two hours of sleep every night for the first year of their newborn’s life. How do smart cribs keep infants sleeping soundly, and are they worth the price? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This top online learning platform had some serious security flaws

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The API access control issue in Coursera could be used for some devious purposes.

Delta boosts 10 routes to 5 outdoor-friendly destinations for the winter

21The Points Guy / 4h
If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, Delta Air Lines will be ready to take you there. During the latest schedule update over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Atlanta-based carrier adjusted its winter timetable on ten routes to and from the mountains. Though none of the routes are new to the airline’s historical schedule, Cirium timetables show that the airline wasn’t originall

What Is a Web Crawler, and How Does It Work?

How-To Geek / 5h
Have you ever searched for something on Google and wondered, “How does it know where to look?” The answer is “web crawlers,” which search the web and index it so that you can find things easily online. We’ll explain. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Pixel Buds A-Series Review: Android's AirPods

45How-To Geek / 5h
Google’s Pixel Buds have seen a few iterations, most of which have fallen flat on their faces. Until now, that is. The Pixel Buds A-Series—the newest and most affordable set of Pixel Buds—get a lot right. They’re comfortable, sound good, and come in at just $99. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Why Unlimited Vacation Days Is a Scam

22Lifehacker / 5h
Increasingly, companies include unlimited paid time off as part of their job offers, as it’s an enticement popular with millennials and Gen Z workers. But you’ll want to think twice about whether it’s really all that great—studies show that workers often take less time off with unlimited vacation days. Why would that… Read more...

Stumble-proof robot adapts to challenging terrain in real time

50TechCrunch / 5h
Robots have a hard time improvising, and encountering an unusual surface or obstacle usually means an abrupt stop or hard fall. But researchers have created a new model for robotic locomotion that adapts in real time to any terrain it encounters, changing its gait on the fly to keep trucking when it hits sand, rocks, stairs and other sudden changes. Although robotic movement can be versatile and

New York City’s new biometrics privacy law takes effect

TechCrunch / 5h
A new biometrics privacy ordinance has taken effect across New York City, putting new limits on what businesses can do with the biometric data they collect on their customers. From Friday, businesses that collect biometric information — most commonly in the form of facial recognition and fingerprints — are required to conspicuously post notices and signs to customers at their doors explaining how

Finally, you can 3D print a turntable – Future Blink

Mashable / 5h
The SongBird Turntable is a 3D printable turntable kit that lets you improve your 3D printing game while also learning how to operate a turntable.

Biden Order targets cheaper hearing aids and internet, right-to-repair & Big Tech

SlashGear / 5h
A new Executive Order could make hearing aids cheaper in the US, cut internet costs, and protect right-to-repair rules, as President Biden aims to undercut corporate consolidation in Big Tech, pharma, and other industries. In addition, the Order lights a fire under antitrust agencies to investigate and enforce business deals and more that might impair competition. “In total, higher prices … Conti

New York City launches a cyberdefense center in Manhattan

33Engadget / 5h
Infrastructure cyberattacks are quickly becoming a significant problem in the US, and New York City is opening a facility that could help fend off those potentially dangerous hacks. The Wall Street Journal reports that NYC has launched a long-in-the-making Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure (CCSI) operations center in Manhattan to defend against major cyberattacks. The initiative's member

Updates From Shazam: Fury of the Gods, American Horror Story, and More

Gizmodo / 5h
Matthew Vaughn ’s next spy-fi adventure reveals itself in Argylle . Angela Bassett discusses the ever-changing nature of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ’s script. Netflix returns to Korean horror with a special episode of Kingdom . Plus, Tim Drake arrives on Titans . Spoilers, go! Read more...

Why VoIP for business is the ultimate collaboration tool

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Never before has employee collaboration been as important as it is today. We look at reasons why VoIP is now the ultimate collaboration tool.

New York City is going all-out to tackle cyberattacks

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Cross-sector and government collaboration aims to curb ransomware attacks.

Custom Adapter Makes It Easy to Wirelessly Transfer Game Boy Camera Photos to Your Smartphone

21Gizmodo / 5h
As beloved as the Game Boy Camera remains decades after its 1998 debut, it’s still saddled with a big technological hurdle: getting the photos off the device for archival and sharing purposes. A myriad of solutions have been created over the years , from cables to cartridge adapters, but none as simple to use as Matt… Read more...

Black Widow Is Right on Time—and Too Late

Wired / 5h
Yes, Covid-19 delayed the film, but the movie should have come out years ago.

Europe Makes the Case to Ban Biometric Surveillance

46Wired / 5h
Companies are racing to track everything about you. It could be a convenient way to reduce fraud—or seriously creepy and discriminatory.

5 Years After Pokémon Go, It's Time for the Metaverse

Wired / 5h
Plus: The biggest idea of 2016, the ethics of synthetic data, and a blaze on the Gulf of Mexico.

Why you should carry a backup credit card while traveling

The Points Guy / 5h
The average American has four credit cards, according to the Experian credit reporting agency . However, travel rewards enthusiasts may be slightly different from the average American when it comes to credit cards and have way more than four cards . But if you’re new to credit card rewards or just taking it slowly, you may not have 19 credit cards . Whether you’re above, below or on average regar

When Exactly Should You Pepper a Steak?

Lifehacker / 5h
With the exception of salt, pepper is the most common and ubiquitous seasoning in American cooking. The berries themselves vary wildly in both color and flavor , but when and how you grind and cook them also has a big impact on their flavor. (Growing up, my sister called pre-ground black pepper “hot salt,” though it… Read more...

The Worst Charlatans of the Covid-19 Pandemic

53Gizmodo / 5h
For some people, crisis is an opportunity. More specifically, an opportunity to blow up their own profile by preying on people’s fears, making baseless claims, grabbing resources intended for others, and being generally dishonest, disingenuous, or greedy. Read more...

How to Show Notification Badges on Taskbar Icons in Windows 11

How-To Geek / 5h
In Windows 11, taskbar icons can include tiny red notification badges that show the number of unread messages in an app. By default, this might be disabled. Here’s how to turn icon notification badges on. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Curiosity rover discovers brine erased some rock records in Gale Crater

SlashGear / 5h
NASA’s Curiosity rover is currently conducting science operations on the surface of the Red Planet in Gale Crater. Scientists have long believed that this crater was once an ancient lake, and many of the rocks Curiosity is rolling over were once sediments at the bottom of that lake. A new study was published this week that helps to add to … Continue reading

Engadget Podcast: Who is the OLED Switch for?

Engadget / 5h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra discuss Nintendo’s surprise OLED Switch announcement along with Time Tech Columnist Patrick Lucas Austin. It definitely isn’t the Switch Pro we’ve been hearing so much, but there are still some nifty upgrades for true Switch diehards. So is it worth $350? Tune in to find out! Also, we chat about the DOD cancelling its $10 billion JEDI contract, and a futuristic ne

Baldur’s Gate 3 could get Nvidia DLSS when it arrives in 2022

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Hopefully the RPG should emerge ‘somewhere in 2022’ according to the developer.

Djokovic vs Shapovalov live stream: how to watch Wimbledon semi-final tennis free and from anywhere

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World number 12 seed faces defending champ in a mouth-watering last four clash. Here's how to watch Wimbledon tennis online and get a Djokovic vs Shapovalov live stream.

Microsoft wants you to help it find bugs in Windows 11

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Microsoft is calling on Insiders to help garner feedback on specific Windows 11 tasks.

Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival

69BBC News - Technology / 6h
The car looks radically different but critics are not convinced it can really help the environment.

Redeem Emirates Skywards Miles For JetBlue Mint

40One Mile at a Time / 6h
Historically Emirates Skywards has been a useful frequent flyer program for redeeming for first & business class travel on Emirates. However, the program hasn’t had many useful partner award redemptions. That has finally changed, as noted by JT Genter at Nerd Wallet — it’s now possible to redeem Emirates Skywards miles for travel in JetBlue Mint , and it has the potential to be a good deal. Emira

2021 Shelby F-150 appears with supercharged power and racing stripes

SlashGear / 6h
The 2021 Shelby F-150 has everything you love (well, almost) in the Shelby Mustang GT500, but it comes in a more rugged and more off-road capable package. Shelby claims its latest iteration of the fourteenth-generation Ford F-150 is the toughest and most productive F-150 ever while offering the “rugged capabilities needed for outdoor adventure with every bit of the sophistication … Continue readi

How to Change Your Password on Mac

How-To Geek / 6h
For security reasons, you should change your account passwords periodically, and Macs are no exception. Fortunately, you can change your password on a Mac with just a few clicks, as you’re about to find out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Turn Your Xbox Series X/S or PS5 Into a Beta Testing Machine

Gizmodo / 6h
If you’ve managed to grab a Sony PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X , or Xbox Series S , you’ve no doubt spent plenty of time exploring everything that these next-gen consoles have to offer. There is, however, one feature you might not yet be aware of: the option to turn these consoles into beta software testing machines. Read more...

WHSmith buys Dixons Travel stores at UK airports

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WHSmith gets retail platform for InMotion brand.

BT wins first neutral host contract for 4G

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Neutral host technology will also be seen in the London Underground.

Smarty leads the market for SIM only deals with this £16/pm unlimited data plan

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Smarty's SIM only deals stand out some of the best value around and this unlimited promotion is no exception.

Black Widow post credits scene explained: what happens next?

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With Black Widow now available worldwide, here's a breakdown of its very brief post-credits scene.

MIT engineers create seeds with a special coating to resist drought

SlashGear / 6h
MIT has developed a new type of coating that is designed to help seeds survive drought conditions. Researchers on the project say that as the world warms, many arid regions where growing crops are already marginal will be under increasing stress for food production. Warming temperatures and reduced yields could lead to serious food shortages in the future. MIT’s process … Continue reading

Why Scientists Love Making Robots Build Ikea Furniture

35Wired / 6h
This robot can help a human assemble a bookcase by predicting what part they’ll want next and handing it over.

So, You Want to Try an Ebike? Here’s What to Know

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This week we discuss the proliferation of ebikes in bike-share networks, as well as the explosive growth of private ebike ownership.

The New, Easy, And Cheap Way To Book JetBlue Mint (Business Class) Awards

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The Emirates frequent flyer program has just introduced award redemption on its partner JetBlue. It's easy to get Emirates points. And the award prices for JetBlue's 'Mint' business class are surprisingly reasonable. You can often book JetBlue business class seats for more than one third fewer points than JetBlue would charge in its own program. Continue reading ...

A not-so-exclusive retreat: Hyatt’s Carmel Valley Ranch is a bucolic paradise with one major caveat

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California’s central coast is dotted with beautiful towns. One of the most iconic, located on the Monterey Peninsula, is Carmel-by-the-Sea (commonly referred to simply as Carmel). But adjacent to the picturesque coastal town is an oft-forgotten town that feels almost a world away: Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is the hotter and drier inland sibling to Carmel. It’s an ideal location to explore the

APK vs App Bundle: Why Is Google Changing Android's App Format?

How-To Geek / 6h
Android apps have historically been distributed as APKs (Android Packages). An APK contains a compiled version of an app, along with critical media resources such as icons and sounds. They also include a manifest file, providing app information to the Android system, and a set of certificates and signing keys that verify the publisher’s identity. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

What Is Network Congestion, and How Can You Work Around It?

How-To Geek / 6h
Congestion is never good. Whether it’s on the roads, in your lungs, or plaguing your home’s internet connection, it’s best eliminated. Here’s what you need to know about network congestion and what you can do to deal with it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

32 Angry Consumer Complaints to the FTC About Binance

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Binance, the largest cryptocurrency platform in the world, has processed over $5.4 trillion in crypto transactions so far this year . But financial regulators around the globe have recently taken aim at the Cayman Islands-based company and the Wild West attitude of platforms that sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin,… Read more...

Remotely piloted sailboats will help monitor tropical ocean “cold pools”

SlashGear / 6h
Atmospheric and ocean researchers know that conditions in the tropical ocean impacts weather patterns worldwide. Two well-known examples of patterns that start in the tropical climate and impact global weather patterns are El Niño and La Niña. However, while those two weather conditions are well known and publicized, scientists believe there are other key elements in the tropical climate impactin

An SEO audit can vastly improve your website’s effectiveness - here’s how

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Conducting SEO audits will identify issues that may prevent your website from ranking on Google and other search engines.

Command And Control Every Database With This Complete SQL Master Class

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If you’ve ever used a plug-in to browse a database , you’ve probably used SQL. Short for Structured Query Language, SQL has changed how we access data, sped up how quickly we can make use of it, and laid the groundwork for managing vast data sets and drawing patterns from their depths. If you work with databases in any way, a knowledge of SQL will be increasingly important, and The Complete 2021

Google’s Nest Hub is the best bedside smart display—and sleep tracking helps

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Google's second-generation Nest Hub in its ideal environment, bedside. (credit: Corey Gaskin) Google’s second-generation Nest Hub , like much of the company’s hardware these days, looks a lot like the previous version. But in this case, I don’t mind so much. This is a purpose-built smart display with a camera-less design aimed at maintaining privacy and bedside utility. That second use

WhatsApp betas for Android brings updates to video and image quality

SlashGear / 7h
Android users of the popular chat app WhatsApp have a couple of updates to look forward to. The updates are currently in beta and have been submitted to the Google Play Beta Program. The app moves to version in the first update submitted earlier this month. The big change in this version of the update is an option to … Continue reading

How to Configure or Disable Linux Mint Update Notifications

How-To Geek / 7h
Had enough of Linux Mint’s annoying update notifications? Or maybe you’re so concerned with staying up-to-date you want to see them even more? Either way, adjusting the notifications or turning them off is simple, as we’ll explain. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use Service Profiles to Simplify Stacks in Docker Compose

How-To Geek / 7h
Docker Compose now supports profiles for selective use of services. Services in your docker-compose.yml can be linked to one or more named profiles. Passing a profile name to docker-compose up will start just the services in that profile, letting you create variants of your stack for specific environments and configurations. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Arsenal's 21/22 campaign will be captured for Prime Video's All or Nothing series

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All or Nothing: Arsenal will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in 2022, here's what you need to know about the team.

Windows 11 updated with new features and fixes - here's how to get it

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A new build of Windows 11 is now out, bringing fixes and a search bar to the Start menu.

New Law: Nigerian Airlines Must Refund Passengers For Delayed Flights

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There are huge inconsistencies around the world when it comes to consumer protections for delayed flights. In the United States, airlines can delay your flight by days or weeks (in theory), and you aren’t legally due any compensation. Meanwhile in most of Europe, you could get cash compensation for a delay of several hours. Well, Nigeria has just taken consumer protections for airline tickets to

Here are the words from the 2021 National Spelling Bee. All of them are hard.

37Mashable / 7h
Competitive spelling is one of those magical skills I'm happy to watch others completely obliterate. Zaila Avant-garde, 14, won this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, becoming the first African American to win it since the first competition in 1925. She beat 209 talented young spellers, including 12-year-old runner up Chaitra Thummala, to take home the title, correctly spelling th

The Morning After: Square is building a bitcoin hardware wallet

32Engadget / 7h
As studios and streaming services continue to strike deals, jump ship and generally settle with preferred partners, it’s getting harder to figure out which movies will be available where — and when. Amazon’s latest deal with Universal is case in point. Amazon has struck a multi-year deal for exclusive Prime Video streaming rights for Universal's live-action theatrical releases, which will kick in

How to choose a container registry

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When containerizing applications, a team has to ensure that their underlying infrastructure serves their needs.

Netflix hires former Apple exec to lead its podcast efforts

26Engadget / 7h
Netflix has hired N'Jeri Eaton, the former head of content for Apple Podcasts, to head up its own podcast operations. According to Variety , she's the first person to lead Netflix's podcast programming, indicating the streaming service's growing commitment to audio content. Netflix has long been releasing companion talk shows for its original movies and TV series, including ones for The Crown , T

Lightyear One brags on becoming the most efficient electric vehicle

SlashGear / 7h
One of the myriad of new electric vehicles in development that will be coming to market in Europe and other locations in the future is the Lightyear One. Last month, Lightyear took its latest Validation Prototype to a test track in Germany. At the track, the company achieved what it calls a significant milestone for the vehicle by driving over … Continue reading

Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on a Chip? Let AI Do It

64Wired / 7h
Google, Nvidia, and others are training algorithms in the dark arts of designing semiconductors—some of which will be used to run artificial intelligence programs.

These Are the Best Portable Storage Drives

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Need an ultra-fast drive for video editing or a rugged option to back up your photos in the field? We’ve got a solution for every situation.

Zeus Network’s Niche as a Streaming Service? Raw Drama

Wired / 7h
B-list reality stars. Sex workers. A shirtless cooking show. Programming on the renegade platform finds comfort among the uncomfortable.

Get two round-trip tickets to Europe with one card’s elevated bonus: Here’s how

The Points Guy / 7h
As more European countries begin welcoming Americans again , travel demand to Europe is skyrocketing. We’ve gotten countless requests from readers about using points to travel to Europe . There are many options for covering flights across various loyalty programs and award space is wide-open. Today we’re going to focus on Chase Ultimate Rewards. After all, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is cur

Rocket Report: SLS not available for science, OneWeb reaches milestone

Ars Technica / 7h
Atlantis Enlarge / Space shuttle Atlantis launched on Friday, July 8, 2011, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. This was the final launch of the space shuttle program. (credit: NASA ) Welcome to Edition 4.06 of the Rocket Report! After years and years of promises, the era of suborbital space tourism is really and truly upon us. What a weekend we have coming up in launch: Richard Branson is set to mak

Black Widow review: ScarJo’s sendoff is MCU’s best standalone film yet

23Ars Technica / 7h
Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena (Florence Pugh) meet after a long separation in this week's Black Widow . [credit: Marvel Studios ] This week's Black Widow may have put a new hit Marvel franchise in motion. It is intimate, aggressive, funny, and brutal in every PG-13 sense possible. It's an Eastern European Marvel superhero tale that gives hearts to heartless characters without falling in

Microsoft says its PrintNightmare patches work, despite breaking some printers

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Microsoft overrules security researchers and claims its PrintNightmare fix works flawlessly.

Best ecommerce website builder of 2021: Build the best online store for your business

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Started a new business during lockdown? You’ll need the best ecommerce website builder to take you to the next level.

The Wells Vertige is a true-blue British sports car

SlashGear / 7h
We can argue the British invented the sports car, and the latest Wells Vertige is bringing back the glory days of English motoring. British entrepreneur Robin Wells started working on a Vertige prototype in 2014. With the vision of creating a car that “takes inspiration from the coach-built motor cars of the past” that “delivered all-round enjoyment all year,” the … Continue reading

What Is OLED?

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re thinking of buying a new TV or smartphone, you might have seen the term “OLED” used to describe the type of display. So what exactly is OLED, what benefits does it have, and why should you choose it over other display technologies? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Virtual RAM: What is it, how does it work, and should you care?

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Android smartphones now have the option to use a segment of the storage as part-time RAM. Here’s why you should care about Virtual RAM.

Berrettini vs Hurkacz live stream: how to watch Wimbledon semi-final tennis free and from anywhere

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Both players are looking to reach their first ever Grand Slam final. Here's how to watch Wimbledon tennis online and get a Matteo Berrettini vs Hubert Hurkacz live stream.

Start your engines! Formula E racing is coming to Cape Town in 2022

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Netflix's 'Fear Street Part 2: 1978' is even better and bloodier than 'Part 1'

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When Kate's head entered that bread slicer in Fear Street Part One: 1994 , I was certain Netflix's trilogy had peaked. Now, having finished a hellish stay at Camp Nightwing in Part Two: 1978 , it's clear to me this three-part scare fest was, and maybe still is, just ramping up. Part Two picks up where Part One left off, with our surviving heroes Deena (Kiana Madeira) and Josh (Benjamin Flores Jr.

What extreme heat waves can do to your body

Mashable / 8h
Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. Humans, with millions of sweat glands, are by far the most prodigious sweaters on Earth . We sweat to cool. But our bodies have a limit on how much heat we can take before the heat sickens us, or worse. This is especially the case for people who live in cooler areas, like Portland, Oregon,

New 3D printer can print structures only a few microns across

SlashGear / 8h
EPFL students have created a high-performance 3D printer capable of printing structures that are extremely small, measuring only a few microns across. The project started when professors at EPFL were looking for a new 3D printer, but the options were either too expensive or not up to the standards required for their work. Professors Christophe Moser and Jurgen Brugger decided … Continue reading

First 'Star Trek' Movie Gets a 4K Remaster---Too Bad They Can't Remaster the Script

25How-To Geek / 8h
Robert Wise’s 2001 Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is about to undergo a massive 4K remaster for the Paramount+ streaming service. Releasing within the next 6 to 8 months, the 4K remaster will allow fans to enjoy the first Star Trek film’s stunning visual effects in theatrical quality—if they don’t fall asleep halfway through, that is. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Bring the Windows 10 Start Menu to Windows 11, But Should You?

How-To Geek / 8h
Those who haven’t tried the Windows 11 Insider build are already arguing about the redesigned Taskbar. But when Windows 11 is officially released, its new Start menu may prove to be a bit more controversial—it’s such a divisive topic that enthusiasts have already found a way to bring back the Windows 10 Start menu. But is it worth the trouble? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Loki' Episode 5 Review: Gods, Frogs, 'Lost' Smoke Monsters, and Filler

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Welcome back to our weekly review of Loki, the show that alas can’t manage much in the way of consistency. After a surprise reveal of several variant Lokis, we looked forward to an episode that picks up the pace. And unfortunately, we got the exact opposite—a filler episode. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Newegg Now Builds and Delivers Custom PCs

How-To Geek / 8h
Newegg just entered the world of build-to-order PCs, and its already one of the most compelling options available. For $99 plus the price of parts, Newegg will assemble and deliver a PC using components of your choice. You can choose from the full selection of parts on Newegg’s website, or skip the design process and order a premade configuration. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Petcube's New Lite Treat Slinger Is Half the Cost of the Original

21How-To Geek / 8h
Petcube is back and ready to help you reward (or yell at) your pets, even when you’re not at home. Its new Bites 2 Lite treat slinger is half the price of the original Bites 2. Although the new Lite version cuts out a few features, it keeps the essentials and is much more affordable. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung's Latest Robot Vacuum Borrows Self-Driving Car Tech

100+How-To Geek / 8h
The Jet Bot AI+, Samsung’s latest robot vacuum, goes all out with impressive new tech, much of which is the same that’s used in self-driving cars. It’s designed to more efficiently navigate your home and the objects within it, whether it’s your TV stand, your socks, or your adorable new puppy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This App Tests Your Phone's Water Resistance (without Using Any Water)

How-To Geek / 8h
Even if your phone has an Ingress Protection water-resistance certification, leaving it next to a pool may not be such a great idea. Water-resistant seals can wear down over time, creating vulnerabilities that are impossible to detect. But a new Android app that claims to test your phone’s water resistance without using any water may offer some peace of mind. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Vilo's First Mesh Wi-Fi Kit Costs Just $60

How-To Geek / 8h
There was a time when $100 mesh Wi-Fi kits seemed laughably affordable. But now, a company called Vilo is selling a speedy mesh Wi-Fi kit with a 4,500 square foot range for just $60 (or $20 per unit). It ain’t no Wi-Fi 6 router, but the Vilo mesh Wi-Fi kit looks like an absolute steal for the price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung QLED TVs with Mini LED could bring down your energy bill – here's how

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New Samsung TVs with Mini LED are reportedly 11% more energy efficient than their LED counterparts, but how green are these screens really?

The Nintendo Switch has received a generous discount at Amazon

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This Nintendo Switch deal offers a hefty discount on the hybrid console.

How to watch 2021 Tour de France Stage 13, 14 & 15 free: live stream from anywhere

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Three days of increasing altitude as we head to the Pyrenees. Don't miss a minute of stages 13 through 15 with our Tour de France live stream guide - including ways to watch for free.

WhatsApp is shrinking and growing different interface elements

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Small but important visual changes land in the latest beta app

New MacBook Air may not arrive for almost a year – and its M2 chip could come with a surprise

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Apple could go into reverse with the core count on the M2, but that doesn’t mean it won’t outperform the purported M1X.

Rumor claims 11-inch iPad Pro due next year will rock a mini-LED display

SlashGear / 8h
It hasn’t been very long since Apple revealed the latest iteration of the iPad Pro, and rumors about the next generation of Apple’s popular tablet are already running rampant. One of the most prolific and accurate sources for rumors about Apple products is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While he has been inaccurate at times, Kuo has a long history of accuracy … Continue reading

Stephen Colbert to host Virgin Galactic's livestream launching Richard Branson into space

Mashable / 8h
Richard Branson is set to launch himself into space , nine days before Jeff Bezos . And while we can't all enjoy a seat beside a billionaire, awkwardly small-talking while leaving the Earth behind, we can at least tune into the livestream hosted by a familiar face. The Late Show 's Stephen Colbert is set to host Virgin's global livestream of the Unity 22 launch on Sunday, July 11. The late night

The evolution of POS (Point of Sale) Systems

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Point of Sale systems originated as clunky mechanical devices, now they can be software platforms wirelessly connected to the cloud with integrated staff management and analytics.

Microsoft Teams is bringing back Clippy and all your old favorites

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Microsoft has released a bunch of new Teams backgrounds designed to deliver a hit of nostalgia.

How to stop strangers from listening in on your Alexa chats (and why you should)

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Privacy Please is an ongoing series exploring the ways privacy is violated in the modern world, and what can be done about it. Amazon's Alexa can feel like a form of magic. By merely speaking it into the universe, users can conjure up-to-the minute weather reports from far-off lands, summon physical goods to be same-day rushed to their doors, and even get medical advice . But as with most magic t

Sen. Warren Wants SEC to Finally Regulate Crypto Markets

56Gizmodo / 8h
Elizabeth Warren has warned that cryptocurrency investors are at the “mercy of manipulators and fraudsters” because the crypto market isn’t properly regulated, according to a new press release from the U.S. Senator’s office. Warren’s solution, as she outlined in a letter to the SEC chairman on Wednesday, is to have… Read more...

You can give Microsoft Edge a Windows 11 makeover

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Even Windows 10 users can enjoy the updated looks

What is a POS (Point of Sale) system?

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When used effectively, a POS system is capable of more than just taking payments, such as driving down costs and improving margins without sacrificing service levels.

Finnair Launching Long Haul Flights From Stockholm, Sweden

200+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Finnair has just announced a significant long haul expansion, though not out of Finland… Finnair’s new A350 flights from Sweden Helsinki-based Finnair has revealed that it will operate three long haul routes from Stockholm, Sweden, in the winter 2021/2022 season. Finnair will fly from: Stockholm to Miami from October 23, 2021, through April 22, 2022 — this route will operate 2-4x weekly Stockholm

Half the world’s population could be using digital wallets by 2025

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Merchants encouraged to invest in point of sale systems to exploit growing take-up of digital wallets.

ETH Zürich researchers find reforestation can help increase rain

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at ETH Zürich have published a new study that’s based on observational data from around Europe. Climate researchers have shown for the first time that forests lead to an increase in precipitation. The study claims that if agricultural land were reforested, the precipitation in Europe could increase by more than seven percent. Climate researchers have known for a long … Continue readin

Scan documents from your phone with this app on sale

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TL;DR: Create scans and more with the iScanner app . As of July 9, get a lifetime subscription for only $39.99 — a 79% discount. The iScanner app works across a wide variety of everyday tasks for business, education, and organization, using AI technology to make high-quality scans of everything you need it to — including official documents, to-do lists, forms, IDs, passports, and more. Using your

Declutter your desk with a thin wireless charging pad

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TL;DR: Ditch your regular charger for this MAGIQPAD Ultra Slim Wireless Charging Pad , on sale for 40% off. As of July 9, grab one for only $29.99. If you can pare down the number of wires cluttering your desk area, why not do it? Clearing your workspace can do wonders for your ability to focus , and there are plenty of ways to cut down on annoying cables. With the MAGIQPAD ultra-slim wireless ch

Save 45% on a mounted phone charger for your car

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TL;DR: Update your car charging experience with this Enegarm 2 Smart Car Phone Charger , on sale for 45% off. As of July 9, pick one up for only $29.99. If you’ve still got cables creating clutter in your car, you’re long overdue for a wireless upgrade. And the Enegarm 2 Smart Car Phone Charger is a great option. Innovative and thoughtfully designed, the Enegarm 2 is capable of charging your devi

Learn the basics of SQL with this course bundle on sale

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TL;DR: Learn how to manage data more effectively with the Complete 2021 SQL Master Class Bundle , on sale for 98% off. As of July 9, get the full course bundle for only $19.99. With seven beginner-level courses taught by the team at Skill Success, this Complete 2021 SQL Master Class Bundle will get you started on your data science journey with content on retrieving, analyzing, and manipulating da

'The Mysterious Benedict Society' is a charming adaptation of a childhood favorite

Mashable / 8h
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a classic series of children's books with all the makings for an engaging screen adaptation, including remarkable children doing remarkable things, a sinister academy, and puzzles that invite the reader to solve along. As a child reading these books, I desperately wanted to see these puzzles and characters brought to life on-screen. Years

iPad Pro 11 (2022) could get a major screen upgrade

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An analyst claims next year's iPad Pro models will be the same size as this year's, but the iPad Pro 11 could get a big upgrade.

Asus is finally gearing up for the launch of Asus 8Z in India

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Asus has finally announced that it will launch the Asus 8Z in India soon. The phone was initially expected to launch in May, however, got delayed due to Covid-19.

Google Calendar now lets you specify whether you'll be at a meeting in-person

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Users can now indicate whether they are attending in-person or virtually.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE listing reveals the specs in full

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could have identical cameras to the S20 FE if this listing is right.

Amazon Fire TVs now support Prime Video watch parties

34Engadget / 9h
When Amazon launched Watch Party for Prime Video last year, it only made the option accessible on desktop browsers. Now, the e-commerce giant has expanded support for the feature, allowing you to host or join a Watch Party on Fire TV devices. While Amazon didn't make a big announcement for the feature's arrival on the platform, it updated the list of compatible devices on Watch Party's FAQ , as n

Harley-Davidson launches cheaper LiveWire electric motorcycle

100+Mashable / 9h
Maybe now you can snag a Harley. The iconic American motorcycle brand announced Thursday a cheaper version of its original Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle that first came out in 2019. The LiveWire One is priced at $21,999. That's before federal credits for an electric vehicle purchase drops the price below $20,000. The original LiveWire e-motorcycle started at just under $30,000. The

UK organizations are throwing their weight behind open source

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Majority of businesses in the UK now use and participate in the development of open source software.

Verizon says its version of Apple's Spatial Audio doesn't require fancy headphones

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Verizon Adaptive Sound is the company's answer to Apple's Spatial Audio technology.

Huge Google Pixel 6 leak says it may get iPhone-like software support

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Google is expected to announce the Pixel 6 lineup in October and the latest leak suggests software updates will be consistent.

Bigg Boss to have its OTT release first - It'll be on Voot

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Viacom18 will launch its biggest property, Bigg Boss, first on the streaming platform Voot, and then make a gradual shift to television. The new season will be called “Bigg Boss OTT”.

Experts warn of Apple Time Capsule ‘mass extinction’, so act now to save your data

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Data recovery experts have found an apparent flaw in Apple Time Capsules that could put people’s data at risk.

Biden to Urge More Scrutiny of Big Business

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An order reflects the administration’s growing embrace of warnings by some economists that declining competition is hobbling the economy’s vitality.

WhatsApp is planning a big improvement to its photo sharing skills

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WhatsApp is testing a new feature that could make it much easier to share high-quality photos on the messaging app.

This budget 4K OLED TV just got cheaper in Euros final TV deal

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The Philips OLED 705 is a 2021 TV that's been slashed to just £899 in a short-time sale.

Worst tech names ever and the Switch OLED: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 72

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The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Elon Musk, minimalist, lives in a tiny flat-pack house near a SpaceX site

100+Mashable / 10h
After selling off his entire real estate , Elon Musk moved into a prefabricated house near a SpaceX launch site in Texas. The tiny home concept, created by a startup called Boxabl, is a type of flat-pack construction, where each house is unfolded into place onsite. The houses cost around $50,000.

11-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display might be coming next year

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People who like moderately large iPads, rejoice: The 11-inch iPad Pro might be getting a mini-LED display next year. This year's crop of iPad Pro devices were split on this matter, as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was given the fancy new display technology , while the smaller, 11-inch model came out with a good, old, regular LED display. But according to a new note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ( via MacRumor

You can now book JetBlue Mint with Emirates miles — and it’s a good deal

The Points Guy / 10h
Despite not being a member of a major alliance, Emirates lets you earn and redeem Skywards miles with more than a dozen partner airlines. Among them is JetBlue . Since the beginning of the partnership, you could only use Emirates miles to book JetBlue economy flights. However, as reported by NerdWallet , that’s no longer the case. Effective immediately, you can redeem Emirates Skywards miles for

Hisense 70-inch 70A71F 4K UHD TV launched in India at Rs 91,990

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Hisense has added a new 70-inch 70A71F 4K UHD TV to the already existing A71F series of TVs in India with the new TV starting at Rs 91,990.

Kurly, the Korean grocery startup, raises $200M on a $2.2B valuation after shifting IPO plans away from the NYSE

38TechCrunch / 10h
Online grocery startups around the world continue to pull in major investment, underscoring how much they have all grown especially in the last year of pandemic living. In the latest development, Kurly — a startup in South Korea that provides next-day grocery delivery services across the country — has closed $200 million in funding, a Series F valuing the company at $2.2 billion, the company conf

Fire Boltt Ring Bluetooth calling smartwatch launched in India

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The Boltt Ring Bluetooth calling smartwatch launched in India at a special launch price of Rs 4,499 and will be available on Amazon from July 10.

Major crypto scammer sentenced to 15 years in prison

98Engadget / 11h
The mastermind behind what the government says is one of the largest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes prosecuted in the US has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. While crypto scams have been getting increasingly common , Swedish citizen Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson defrauded thousands of victims and stole tens of millions of dollars over a period that lasted almost a decade. He pleaded guilty to secu

Exclusive: Moto Edge 20 to launch in India by August at mid-range pricing

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The Motorola Moto Edge 20 will be available in the coming weeks at a price of under Rs 30,000 in India as a design-first smartphone.

Windows PrintNightmare bug fix still has some problems

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It’s not uncommon for software to have some bugs, even ones that go undiscovered for years. There are bugs, however, that are so severe that developers and companies scramble to plug up holes as fast as they can. That is the nightmare situation that Microsoft and Windows users have suddenly found themselves living with this aptly named PrintNightmare bug. Microsoft … Continue reading

Firat Ileri becomes Hummingbird VC’s new Managing Partner, as the firm looks to expand

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Seed investment firm Hummingbird VC , which previously invested in Deliveroo, Peak Games, MarkaVIP, and Kraken has a new Managing Partner. Firat Ileri, previously a Partner – who at 28 became one of Europe’s youngest VCs when he joined in 2012 – takes over from Founding Partner Barend Van den Brande, who will now take on a more strategic role at the firm. Ileri grew up in Cyprus and went on to st

Poco F3 GT to launch in July-end in India, confirms Anuj Sharma

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The Poco F3 GT will be available in India by the end of July, taking on the OnePlus Nord and others in the mid-premium segment.

Bluetti AC300 and AC200 MAX modular portable power stations deliver flexibility

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There seems to be an abundance of portable power stations these days coming in all shapes and sizes. While the different competing brands offer a wide variety of options, they all come with fixed sizes and capacities, burdening the buyer with making a hard decision upfront. Bluetti, however, has been pioneering different systems that let owners connect two power stations … Continue reading

Exclusive: Poco F3 GT to mark the start of a new product philosophy for Poco

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Ahead of the Poco F3 GT announcement, Anuj Sharma revealed what to expect from the series in the future in terms of design and direction.

India's most successful tennis partners Paes & Bhupathi to tell their story on Zee5

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Zee5 is all set to bring the 'Lee-Hesh' untold “Bromance to Break-up” story to your screens, helmed by the award-winning filmmaker duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari.

Germany’s VC industry is ready to take off, but bureaucrats need to release the handbrake

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Uwe Horstmann Contributor Uwe Horstmann is co-founder and partner of the Berlin-based venture capital firm Project A Ventures . The narrative suggests that Germany is lagging behind its European neighbors when it comes to building a globally competitive venture capital market . But I think that the next five years will be huge for the German venture capital sector, and that the signs for the futu

Temasek, Warburg Pincus, and Bhavish Aggarwal invest $500 million in Ola

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Temasek and an affiliate of Warburg Pincus are investing $500 million in Indian ride-hailing giant Ola, the Bangalore-headquartered startup said in a short statement Friday. Ola co-founder and chief executive Bhavish Aggarwal is also participating in the new investment, the startup said. This is the first time SoftBank-backed Ola has raised money since its Series J two years ago, according to rec

Europe’s DN Capital launches its new $350M fund after a knock-out year for its portfolio

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DN Capital, one of Europe’s most active VCs has launched its latest $350 million (£220m, €300m) fund off the back of a pretty stand-out year when the firm saw four of its portfolio companies hit billion-dollar-plus valuations. DN’s ‘Fund V’ will invest across Europe, the UK and the US, but with strongly European LPs, DN has garnered a reputation for digging up some of continental Europe’s hottest

Blaupunkt launches four new Made-in-India Android TVs starting at Rs 14,999

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Blaupunkt has launched four new Made-in-India TVs that include the 32-inch HD Ready Cybersound Android TV, a 42-inch FHD Android TV, a 43-inch Cybersound 4K Android TV and 55-inch 4K Android TV.