Monday, July 12, 2021

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Racist abuse of England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka 'unforgiveable'

61KBBC News - Technology / 20h
England manager Gareth Southgate says online racist abuse of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka is "unforgiveable", after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the FA condemn the social media posts.

MIT robot could help people with limited mobility dress themselves

1KEngadget / 17h
Robots have plenty of potential to help people with limited mobility, including models that could help the infirm put on clothes. That's a particularly challenging task, however, that requires dexterity, safety and speed. Now, scientists at MIT CSAIL have developed an algorithm that strikes a balance by allowing for non-harmful impacts rather than not permitting any impacts at all as before. Huma

Here’s why Richard Branson’s flight matters—and, yes, it really matters

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500+Ars Technica / 14h
Unity Enlarge / Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, with Sirisha Bandla on his shoulders, cheers with crew members after flying into space aboard VSS Unity . (credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M.—Sir Richard Branson basked in the late morning New Mexico sunshine on Sunday. Beaming his white, toothy grin for all to see, the 70-year-old adventurer loo

Google Whitechapel successor might use AMD graphics tech

SlashGear / 15min
One of the news that fans of Google’s Pixel phones are looking forward to is the company’s long-rumored self-designed processor. After Apple launched its M1 Silicon to many accolades, it seems only natural to suspect Google won’t be far behind. That might come in the form of “Whitechapel,” a.k.a. the GS101 (Google Silicon), which is already proving to be a … Continue reading

Eka Ventures closes $95M Impact VC fund for sustainable consumption, healthcare and society

TechCrunch / 26min
It’s clear that there is an enormous and growing appetite amongst consumers to switch to products and services which address some of the biggest issues of our era, whether it be climate change or problems with society. So we’ve seen the rise of ethical investing apps, or ways to reduce our carbon footprint, or shop more ethically. so it follows that VC should come up with funds to invest in these

Flipkart gets $3.6 billion in funding - Fight with Amazon, Reliance to get intense

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
Homegrown e-commerce company Flipkart has raised $3.6 billion in a new funding round from a clutch of big-ticket investors. The funds will give the company the firepower in its fight against Amazon, Reliance and the Tatas.

Cryptofarm with thousands of PS4 Pros raided in Ukraine

33Engadget / 41min
The Security Service of Ukraine or SBU has discovered and raided a cryptocurrency mining farm that allegedly stole electricity from the country's power grid. But instead of findings computers, the agency found racks with thousands of PS4 Pros stacked vertically side-by-side. As reported by Kotaku , the Ukrainian authorities confiscated over 5,000 gaming-related devices — 3,800 of which were conso

Mattel just released a Naomi Osaka Barbie, and it's already sold out

Mashable / 45min
Mattel has released a Naomi Osaka Barbie doll , honouring the beloved tennis champion by enshrining her in plastic. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the Osaka doll is part of the Barbie Role Models Doll line featuring inspiring women from around the globe. "I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything," wrote Osaka in her tweet announcing the collaboration . The Naomi Osaka Barbie co

The desktop PC is making a comeback - here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 51min
Desktop PC sales rose during Q2 as component shortages impacted the global notebook supply.

Flipkart: India online retail giant raises $3.6bn in latest funding round

51BBC News - Technology / 1h
This brings the Walmart-backed firm's value to almost $38bn ahead of its expected market debut.

Become an ethical hacker with this free online course on Udemy

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of July 13, the Start Ethical Hacking with Parrot Security OS course is available for free on Udemy. We are living in a golden age of online learning, with courses available on everything from languages to coding. Some of the best courses are also available for free, so there really is no excuse not to give something a try. As of July 13, the Start Ethical Hacking with Parrot Security O

Samsung Galaxy F22 goes on sale today: price, specs, availability and offers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Samsung Galaxy F22 comes with a 90Hz 6.4-inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Helio G80, and a massive 6,000mAh battery. It starts at Rs 12,499.

Safeguard your online privacy with this high-speed Swiss VPN

Mashable / 1h
SAVE 33%: A two-year subscription to ProtonVPN Plus is on sale for £5.68 per month as of July 13, saving you 33% on list price. There are many VPN options out there, and it can be seriously tricky to pick the best service for you and your lifestyle. We can't make the decision for you, but we can point you in the direction of ProtonVPN. A two-year subscription to ProtonVPN Plus is on sale for £5.6

Carsome Group will acquire iCar Asia in a deal worth $200M

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43TechCrunch / 1h
Southeast Asia’s car marketplace wars are going into high drive. Today Carsome Group , one of the region’s largest online used car marketplaces, said it plans to acquire listings platform iCar Asia in a transaction worth more than $200 million. Carsome has agreed to acquire 19.9% of iCar Asia from Malaysia internet conglomerate Catcha Group. In exchange, Catcha Group will become a shareholder in

S Pen Pro support for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 confirmed in FCC listing

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be its first foldable device to support a stylus according to a new regulatory filing.

Google engineer who criticized company in viral comics on why he finally quit

Mashable / 2h
Former Google engineer Manu Cornet describes his time at Google in two phases. First, there were "glitches in wonderland." Then, there was "disillusionment." Those two descriptions are actually the sub-headings for Cornet's two volumes of comics he has published about his former employer, which he called Goomics . Though Cornet was an engineer, he also spent 11 of his 14 years at Google drawing c

Vara raises $4.8M from investors like Go Ventures and Sequoia India’s Surge to digitize Indonesian SMEs’ payrolls

42TechCrunch / 2h
Staff management platform Vara’s team If you follow startup news from Indonesia, you know that the country’s estimated 60 million small businesses are a hot target for tech companies. BukuKas and BukuWarung , for example, both recently raised large rounds to fuel their race to digitize SMEs’ operations. Founded in November 2020, Vara is focused specifically on making staff management easier for s

Google Drive for Desktop offers a unified syncing solution

SlashGear / 2h
Google is a company that often has multiple solutions to the same problem. That sometimes works well in weeding out ineffective products, but, most of the time, it results in confusion, inconsistency, and uncertainty. That’s true not just in messaging apps, for example, but even when it comes to cloud syncing and backup. Fortunately, Google has been working to fix … Continue reading

Nasir Qadree just announced one the largest debut funds for a solo VC

23TechCrunch / 3h
Nasir Qadree entered the world of venture capital six years ago, beginning with a role at Village Capital in Washington, then as an associate director of social investments at AT&T. Qadree encountered even more opportunities to join established venture firms recently. In fact, he says that after deciding early last year to embark on launching his own firm — and garnering capital commitments for i

Telstra slashes AU$40 per month off its NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
For the first half-year, save AU$40 monthly on these high-speed Telstra NBN plans, along with a waived AU$99 setup fee.

Speedtest for Videos is now on Android

SlashGear / 3h
Most people only start to fret about their Internet’s download speeds once those actually dip to the point of being noticeable. Ookla’s Speedtest has long been regarded as one of the go-to tools for benchmarking those speeds, though not without some controversy and criticism. These days, however, raw download and upload numbers are less important than how those speeds will … Continue reading

Whisper Aero emerges from stealth to quiet drones and air taxis

38TechCrunch / 3h
The skies are on the cusp of getting busier — and louder — as drone delivery and electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startups move from moonshot to commercialization. One former NASA engineer and ex-director of Uber’s air taxi division is developing tech to ensure that more air traffic doesn’t equal more noise. Mark Moore, who was most recently director of engineering at Ube

Microsoft Edge is getting a major security upgrade, but only if you have the right hardware

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft is adding support for Control-Flow Enforcement Technology in Edge to make its private browsing mode even safer.

OnePlus Nord 2 display confirmed to be like last year’s

SlashGear / 4h
OnePlus’ new Nord series seems to be all over the place in more ways than one. The first OnePlus Nord was highly popular, but the models that launched in the US were a few steps down the ladder. While the OnePlus Nord N phones did offer budget-friendly handsets, the company’s software commitment has left many disappointed. The OnePlus Nord 2 … Continue reading

Disney Is Jacking Up the ESPN Plus Subscription Cost Yet Again

Gizmodo / 4h
Disney is raising the monthly and annual fees for ESPN Plus effective August 13, marking the second price hike the service will undergo in the first seven months of 2021 alone. Read more...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL names accidentally confirmed by Google

SlashGear / 4h
What’s in a name? Depending on the context, it could mean the world, or it could mean nothing. A number denoting the generation or model of a smartphone can be critical, but, depending on how it’s used, a “Pro” and an “XL” could mean the same thing anyway. That is the dichotomy that fans of Google’s Pixel phones now find … Continue reading

Super Mario 64 Video Game Sells for $1.56 Million

500+NYT > Technology / 4h
The sale, to an anonymous bidder, set a record just two days after a copy of The Legend of Zelda sold for $870,000, according to Heritage Auctions.

CISA Gets a New Director Amidst Ongoing Ransomware Dumpster Fire

Gizmodo / 4h
America’s top cybersecurity watchdog, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, finally has a permanent director again—and not a moment too soon. Read more...

Verizon Is Wise to Those ‘Similar Area Code’ Spam Calls

64Gizmodo / 5h
In a bid to crack down on the unwanted spam calls that seem to be afflicting Americans at an ever-increasing clip, Verizon is working on a new tool to help weed out junk calls by automatically sending them to voicemail. Read more...

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 prices leaked again

SlashGear / 5h
Although the official invite has yet to go out, it might be less than a month now before Samsung’s big Unpacked event. Based on a recent leak, it has quite a lot to reveal in August, including three smartphones, two smartwatches, and a pair of TWS earbuds. The center of attraction will be the foldable phones, of course, with their … Continue reading

Better performance for pirates: Crack removes stutters from Capcom PC game

Ars Technica / 5h
Resident Evil 8: Village 's retail PC version, as accessed from Steam, suffers from sporadic midcombat stutters, as the top-left "performance graph" indicates. This week's cracked version has, at least in one independently verified testing scenario, solved this issue. [credit: Capcom ] Over the weekend, the PC version of May 2021's Resident Evil 8: Village was apparently cracked and uploaded to v

ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

SlashGear / 5h
ESPN+, the on-demand sports streaming app, is getting another price increase, the service has revealed. The price increase will impact both the monthly and annual pricing options, but consumers do still have one way to avoid paying the higher fee. The Disney+ bundle, which includes ESPN+ as one of its services, will remain the same price. ESPN+ launched with a … Continue reading

Democrat Lawmakers, With Beer And No Masks, Fly Out Of Texas To Halt Voting Bill

33View from the Wing / 6h
Texas Democratic legislators left the state in order to break quorum during a special legislative session and prevent Republicans from passing new voting legislation. This is the special session that was supposed to pass the bill the legislature ran out of time on when Democrats broke quorum last time. They took two chartered flights on Monday from Austin to Washington D.C. to “apply pressure to

You'll Be Able to Use a Stylus With Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3

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Gizmodo / 6h
If you were a fan of Samsung’s phablet-sized Galaxy Note, you can rest easy knowing at least its companion stylus will remain available for other devices. Samsung’s most tablet-like phone may not be making an appearance this summer at the company’s upcoming Unpacked event, but an FCC filing indicates that its best… Read more...

BMW Presents New Sports Inspired Watch Collection

Popular Mechanics / 6h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Researchers tweak tobacco plant to grow with fewer harmful compounds

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers have successfully tweaked a tobacco plant so that it grows leaves containing fewer harmful compounds and lower levels of the addictive chemical nicotine. The findings pave the way for potentially altering other plants to make them healthier, such as removing a problematic compound or increasing beneficial ones. The work comes from researchers at North Carolina State University, where

Acer's new Chromebook Spin 713 is $80 off at Best Buy

20Engadget / 6h
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 , one of our more recent Chrome OS favorites, is on sale at Best Buy. The retailer has discounted the laptop by $80, marking one of the first times we’ve seen it on sale since it came out earlier in the year . With the discount, the Spin 713 is currently $619 instead of $699. The model that Best Buy is selling features an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8

How your driving might reveal early signs of Alzheimer's

44BBC News - Technology / 6h
Research shows how small changes in the way you drive could expose preclinical signs of disease.

Business travel is surging back sooner than expected, but there’s still some bad news for airlines

The Points Guy / 6h
An unexpected early return of business travel is bringing some good news for U.S. airlines, hotels, and travel-service providers still reeling from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, there’s a catch. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! From major in-person conferences in Miami to smaller team meetings and office visits, in-person even

Wellington Paranormal Has Arrived, and It's a Demonically Good Time

300+Gizmodo / 6h
It’s here! The first two episodes of Wellington Paranormal , the New Zealand-made series spin-off of the 2014 What We Do in the Shadows movie , are now streaming on the CW. You could just dash over there this instant and watch “Demon Girl” and “Cop Circles,” or you could check out this “extended” trailer the CW put out… Read more...

Vaayu’s carbon tracking for retailers raises $1.6M, claims it could cut CO2 in half by 2030

33TechCrunch / 6h
Carbon tracking is very much the new hot thing in tech, and we’ve previously covered more generalist startups doing this at scale for companies, such as Plan A Earth out of Berlin . But there’s clearly an opportunity to get deep into a vertical sector and tailor solutions to it. That’s the plan of Vaayu , a carbon tracking platform aimed specifically at retailers. It has now raised $1.57 million

How to download YouTube videos on your iPhone

20Mashable / 6h
There are few things more frustrating than watching a YouTube video on your iPhone and then suddenly...buffering. Even worse: Your video is buffering because you've lost your internet connection. Maybe you're out on the road and there's spotty service. Perhaps there's no WiFi connection available because you decided to go camping and, lucky you, you're stuck in your car because of a downpour. If

New two-year grace period; what else to know now about Global Entry

The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information — including news on July 12 that a grace period for renewals was extended to two years. As a frequent international traveler, I’ve come to depend on Global Entry, a system that allows me to clear U.S. customs in a matter of minutes. While the process of becoming a member may seem cumbersome, it’s relatively painless,

F1 2021 reviewed: Codemasters adds story, keeps the racing sim feeling fresh

Ars Technica / 7h
As the name suggests, F1 2021 is this year's official Formula 1 racing sim. [credit: Electronic Arts ] If you're old enough to have started playing video games by the turn of the century, the words "EA releases a new Formula 1 game" might strike fear into your heart. After all, the gaming behemoth published some pretty bad F1-branded racing games between 2000-2003. But even though this year's box

Fortnite’s weird inflatable cow disguise is all about aliens

SlashGear / 7h
Last month, a big Fortnite leak revealed the existence of a still-unannounced disguise called Inflate-A-Bull. As its name suggests — sort of — the disguise is an inflatable cow costume that players will allegedly be able to deploy whenever they’d like, enabling them to bounce off the ground. Epic has finally teased the existence of that consumable. The leak surfaced … Continue reading

Daily Crunch: Flipkart raises $3.6 billion, setting another record for Indian startups

21TechCrunch / 7h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 12, 2021. You likely spent yesterday watching a football game, watching a space plane or both. We have a little bit more on the latter than the former today in the newsletter, but we can all agree with this regardless of w

5 advanced-ish SEO tactics to win in 2021

45TechCrunch / 7h
Mark Spera Contributor Mark Spera is the head of growth marketing at Minted . He's the co-founder of growth marketing blog Growth Marketing Pro and content generation tool GrowthBar . More posts by this contributor 5 companies doing growth marketing right In nearly every Google algorithm update in recent memory, Google has rewarded old, megatraffic sites, sending their search rankings soaring at

Microsoft under fire for pushing users onto the SaaS bandwagon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
A UK reseller is suing Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominant market position to push SaaS products over perpetual licenses.

Star Trek: Lower Decks Teases Season 2 With 15 Seconds of Nerdy, Nerdy References

31Gizmodo / 7h
The best bits of Star Trek: Lower Decks ’ first season weren’t necessarily its love-letter references to decades of Trek history. The arc its ragtag ensigns went on celebrated what a weird, wonderful, hopeful world Star Trek has, through the eyes of people in that world who love it . But as this snippet of the sophomore… Read more...

Startup hopes the world is ready to buy quantum processors

54Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: QuantWare ) Early in its history, computing was dominated by time-sharing systems. These systems were powerful machines (for their time, at least) that multiple users connected to in order to perform computing tasks. To an extent, quantum computing has repeated this history, with companies like Honeywell, IBM, and Rigetti making their machines available to users via cloud service

Android 12's New Gaming Features Are Finally Catching Up

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Gizmodo / 7h
As the launch day for Android 12 rapidly approaches, so does Google’s announcements about upcoming features to get people excited about the update. The company today teased some new gaming features that sound pretty cool, namely that the next version of Android will let you start to play a game as you’re downloading… Read more...

Adults who grew up exposed to lead are more neurotic and less mature

SlashGear / 7h
There’s a popular meme that associates the stereotypical “boomer” personality with the lead exposure that was common during that generation’s childhood — and a new study’s results indicate there may be something to that idea. According to researchers, people who were exposed to higher levels of lead during their childhood are at greater risk of being neurotic, disagreeable adults who … Continue r

Trickbot Strikes Back

Gizmodo / 7h
A notorious group of cybercriminals whose operations were almost totally dismantled last year seems to be back in business—in yet another example of the seemingly intractable nature of cybercrime. Read more...

Watch Richard Branson beat Bezos to space

Mashable / 8h
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson , 70, flew to the edge of space and back aboard a Virgin Galactic spaceship just days ahead of fellow billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos ' planned flight.

Biden Weighs a Response to Ransomware Attacks

100+NYT > Technology / 8h
The president summoned his top cybersecurity advisers to consider immediate action to disrupt Russian incursions.

Biosignature Spotted on Venus Could Be From Volcanoes, Not Life

Gizmodo / 8h
A team of planetary scientists said that if there is phosphine on Venus, it could have geological—not biological—origins. Their findings suggest that phosphine, a chemical often associated with microbes, could come from a reaction in the Venusian sky kicked off by volcanic eruptions on the planet’s surface. Read more...

Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream

21Ars Technica / 8h
The new Drive app was a hefty 238MiB download and a pain-free but surprisingly long (several minutes) installation. [credit: Jim Salter ] Google has released a new Google Drive desktop app that replaces old versions for both home and business. The new Drive app builds in features from Google Photos, Backup and Sync (the old, primarily consumer app), and Drive File Stream (the old, business-target

An easy way to meet minimum spending requirements using purchases you’ve already made

The Points Guy / 8h
Like just about everyone I know , I recently applied for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card , to take advantage of the card’s best-ever 100,000-point bonus . It’s a heck of a deal — after spending $4,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening, I’ll have 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points, worth $2,000 according to TPG’s valuations . (Screenshot courtesy of Chase) While I should

Marvel's Black Widow: Let's Talk About Taskmaster

300+Gizmodo / 8h
Flight. Invisibility. Super strength. All three are common answers when asked about the best comic book superpower. But Marvel’s Taskmaster—who appears in the newly released Black Widow —has one that should rank right up there. The character has the ability to mimic anything they see perfectly, which makes them a… Read more...

Elon Musk books a flight to space with...Virgin Galactic?

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400+Mashable / 8h
Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and the Boring Company, is taking a ride up to space with Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's private spaceflight company, performed its first fully crewed flight to space with Branson and others on board on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported Musk's ticket purchase for a future trip shortly afterward. While Musk's company has been develop

Disappearing WhatsApp messages roll out to iOS beta users

Mashable / 8h
Eight months after launching self-destructing posts on Android, WhatsApp is rolling out the same feature to iOS beta users. As reported by WABetaInfo , the "view once" function lets folks send photos and videos that disappear after their first screening. To find out if the feature is available to you, look for an explanatory pop-up next time you send an image or clip. Moving forward, users will a

Verizon settles with Huawei over patent disagreement

20Engadget / 8h
Huawei and Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) have settled their long-standing patent dispute. The disagreement dates back to 2019 when Huawei said it approached Verizon about licensing some of its technologies. After nearly a year of negotiations, talks between the two companies broke down on January 21st, 2020, and Huawei went on to file multiple lawsuits against the telecom in courts across T

United Now Lets You Search Award Availability With An Interactive Map

38View from the Wing / 8h
United Airlines introduced map-based flight search last year for revenue flights. And the increasingly revenue-based MileagePlus program now has this new feature as well. This allows filtering awards by non-stop vs. connection, dates, one-way vs. roundtrip, along with an "interest filter." Continue reading ...

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 Vaccine Will Reportedly Get New Warning Label Over Rare Nerve Condition

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Gizmodo / 8h
Johnson & Johnson’s covid-19 vaccine is reportedly getting a new warning label attached to it, according to the New York Times , following incidents of a rare but serious nerve condition linked to its use known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. The new warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration will not apply to the… Read more...

W.H.O. Experts Seek Limits on Human Gene-Editing Experiments

93NYT > Technology / 8h
The panel also called on countries to ensure that beneficial forms of genetic alteration be shared equitably.

Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 ramps up gaming chair finesse

SlashGear / 8h
The Secretlab Titan EVO 2022 gaming chair was revealed in three sizes with two new material coverings. The company Secretlab was first created in the year 2014, making waves with top-tier gaming chair action right out the gate. This newest chair utilizes proven positive features from past chairs and expands the formula with new, more potentially valuable features of several … Continue reading

Israel Begins Administering World’s First COVID Booster Shots

500+Futurism / 8h
Israel has started to give some of its citizens a third Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Monday. The injections, which Axios notes are the first public-facing COVID-19 booster shots to be administered anywhere in the world, are meant to combat the growing surge of delta variant infections in the country due to concerns that existing vaccine protocols might not be good enough to stop it. For

'Forever Chemicals' From Fracking Are the Nightmare Nobody Asked For

100+Gizmodo / 8h
In a mashup of two environmental dangers, fracking has been producing PFAS. For at least a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency has allowed oil companies to use certain chemicals for fracking, even though the agency knew they could degrade into PFAS—a group of highly toxic chemical compounds—over time. Read more...

Trump Lawsuits Against Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Face First Amendment Hurdles

43NYT > Technology / 8h
A unanimous 1974 Supreme Court decision said newspapers could not be forced to publish replies from politicians they had criticized.

Health officials rail against Pfizer’s push for COVID boosters—for many reasons

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Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: Getty | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI ) Pfizer has planned to privately brief US health officials on its case for COVID-19 booster shots, but US and global public health officials have not hesitated to publicly blast the idea, calling booster shots unnecessary at this time and unethical in the face of vast inequity in the global vaccine supply.

The best version of FIFA 22 won’t be on PC

Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / The ball is the latest consoles. The player in blue is EA. The player in red is the PC. (credit: EA ) The PC version of the upcoming FIFA 22 will be missing certain features available on the latest generation of consoles and Google's Stadia streaming platform. The PC version will be comparable to the "last-generation" console versions on PS4/Xbox One. Promotional materials for the newly

Amazon Gets the Go-Ahead to Track Your Sleep With Radar

54Gizmodo / 8h
On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission gave the e-commerce giant clearance to create bedside radar devices meant to track how we toss and turn at night. And while Amazon’s putting the best face possible on the innovation, it’s still all about those ad dollars. Read more...

My 5 favorite SGDQ 2021 speedruns to stave off the post-GDQ blues

SlashGear / 9h
Summer Games Done Quick 2021 wrapped up over the weekend, and while it’s always a bit of a bummer to see these GDQ marathons come to an end, it gives all of us a chance to catch up on any runs we may have missed while the event was live. With more than 150 speedruns performed during SGDQ 2021, it … Continue reading

Ruff life: Dogs will face new international travel restrictions

25The Points Guy / 9h
There’s bad news for dog owners trying to bring their pets to the U.S. Beginning on Wednesday, July 14, new rules from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take effect that bar dogs from entering the U.S. from countries classified as high risk for dog rabies. Any dog that arrives from a high-risk country, or a dog that’s been in a high-risk country during the past six months, will

WHO Says Gene-Hacking Superhumans Should Be Illegal

300+Futurism / 9h
After the now-infamous scientist He Jiankui experimentally gene-hacked several human embryos and allowed them to be born as babies, the genetics research community began to scramble to for new ground rules. Now some of those rules are starting to take shape, The Wall Street Journal reports . A special World Health Organization advisory panel issued two new reports on Monday that issue recommendat

Q3 IPO cycle starts strong with Couchbase pricing and Kaltura relisting

54TechCrunch / 9h
Today we have new filings from Couchbase and Kaltura: Couchbase set an initial price range for its IPO, something we’ve been waiting for, and Kaltura’s offering is back from hiatus with a new price range and some fresh financial information to boot. Both bits of news should help us get a handle on how the Q3 2021 IPO cycle is shaping up at the start. TechCrunch has long expected the third quarter

Elon Musk's Feet Are Not Popular on WikiFeet, the Wiki for Foot Fetishists

48Gizmodo / 9h
Elon Musk’s feet are not popular with the people who likely spend the most time of anyone on the planet looking at and rating feet, outside of podiatry. Read more...

Recycling window glass was supposed to be impossible. It's not.

Mashable / 9h
Graham Dodd, a director and fellow at Arup , questions the environmental impacts of construction materials. His solution? Recycling architectural glass.

Just 10 new books you'll probably love

Mashable / 9h
Thrillers and romantic comedies and memoirs, oh my! Summer is in full swing, which means beach books galore — whatever type of story that might mean to you. Solve a mystery or get deep in your feels; we've got something for everyone on this list of recent book releases I just couldn't put down. If you... 1. devour a good thriller: We Were Never Here , Andrea Bartz Andrea Bartz ( The Herd ) writes

What's the Difference Between Flexibility and Mobility (and Why Should You Care)?

Lifehacker / 9h
Flexibility used to be a simple concept to understand: if you can do the splits or touch your hands behind your shoulder blades, you’re flexible. And if you’re not flexible, you have to do some stretches. But in recent years, the term mobility has become more popular, and it doesn’t mean exactly the same thing. Read more...

Maybe not so fast with the phage therapy?

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge Every living thing on the planet plays host to viruses, and bacteria are no exception. Bacteriophages—or just “phages” to those in the know—are the viruses that attack bacteria. And we are in dire need of things that attack bacteria, since many pathogenic bacterial species have developed resistance to the antibiotics we’ve thrown at them for decades. Phage therapy is attractive not only b

FCC speed standard that Ajit Pai never updated is too slow, GAO report says

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Kittichai Boonpong | EyeEm ) The Federal Communications Commission broadband standard that was implemented under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler in 2015 and never updated by Ajit Pai is now "likely too slow," according to a government report issued last week. The Wheeler-led FCC in January 2015 updated the agency's broadband standard from 4Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstr

Amex offering complimentary Clear membership for targeted Amex Gold cardmembers

21The Points Guy / 9h
As the number of travelers begins to increase since the pandemic began, TSA wait times are also increasing. If you’re considering traveling, now may be the time to enroll in a expedited security program such as Clear . Recently, some American Express® Gold cardholders became eligible for a 100% return on clear membership, up to $179. Cardholders must enroll their Amex Gold card by Oct. 30, 2021,

Study finds filling diet with fermented foods may lower inflammation

SlashGear / 9h
Fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kefir may help lower inflammation in the body by increasing one’s gut bacteria diversity, according to a new study from the Stanford School of Medicine. The same is true for fermented beverages and liquid products like kombucha tea and fermented vegetable brine drinks, according to the researchers, who compared the effects of a … Continue readi

Elon Musk Goes to Court, Calls Opposing Attorney a “Bad Human Being”

500+Futurism / 9h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had to testify today in a lawsuit over his car company’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity, a publicly traded solar energy company that was near bankruptcy at the time. According to the suit, lodged by company shareholders, the acquisition was a waste of Tesla investors’ funds — and they want Musk to pay Tesla back what it spent on the purchase. The suit also claims that Musk pers

Get the Party Started—and Keep It Going—with Drizly

Futurism / 9h
Quarantine proved what we already knew was coming: on-demand delivery is the future of commerce. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person because he understood that it’s much, much more convenient to shop from the comfort of your home than to actually go to a store. Amazon seems to sell virtually everything, but there’s one big thing Bezos missed out on: the opportunity to deliver the best alcoho

Which Caribbean islands are the most wheelchair accessible?

The Points Guy / 9h
The Caribbean is stunningly beautiful and the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for some fun in the sun. And after the past year and a half, I think we all deserve a piña colada or four while relaxing under a palm tree, right?! If you are looking for a tropical destination for an upcoming trip, the Caribbean is a spectacular place to consider, but for wheelchair users , accessibility can b

Sony reveals a new version of its lamp-style portable speaker

33Engadget / 9h
Sony has revealed a cheaper model of its speaker that looks like a lamp. Style-conscious audiophiles will be able to order the LSPX-S3 glass sound speaker starting in August. The Bluetooth-enabled device features an organic glass tweeter with three actuators that enable it to emit sound in all directions, according to Sony . The company claims the tweeter "produces clear and powerful high tones"

Microsoft Teams will soon let you use your phone like an old-school walkie talkie

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Microsoft is adding a walkie talkie feature to Teams to make it easier for firstline workers to communicate in the field.

How to Get a Compulsive Talker to Shut Up at Work

28Lifehacker / 9h
You’re on a Zoom call or gathered around the conference table and, once again , that one particular colleague interjects with a rambling, self-important monologue that dominates the conversation. Despite everyone’s best efforts to keep the discussion on track, this person gradually consumes the proceedings, time and… Read more...

In Neon's Memoria Trailer, Tilda Swinton Lives With a Sound She Can't Explain

68Gizmodo / 9h
“It’s like a rumble from the core of the Earth.” Neon has released the audibly fascinating first trailer for Memoria , director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s English-language debut, about a woman traveling in South America while trying to solve the mystery of her “mysterious sensory syndrome.” Read more...

TechRadar Work From Home Awards 2021: deadline extended

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
We've extended the deadline for nominations in the TechRadar Work From Home Awards, finding the best products for home working

Bambee founder talks about entrenched fundraising challenges facing Black founders

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Allan Jones dropped out of college and spent a decade learning how to run a startup. In 2016, that education resulted in the launch of Los Angeles-based Bambee , which helps small companies by acting as their HR department with the goal of keeping them in compliance with government rules and regulations. But he found getting funded a challenge in spite of his background. He said that as a Black m

LeBron James comes to 'Fortnite' on July 14th

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44Engadget / 9h
With Space Jam: A New Legacy coming out this week, LA Lakers small forward LeBron James is making his way to Fortnite . On July 14th, two days before the movie comes out in the US, Epic will start selling two different King James skins . The first draws inspiration from the star’s pregame style and sees him wearing a blazer, hoodie, shorts and shirt and tie. The second outfit gives lets you dress

Microsoft discovers critical SolarWinds zero-day under active attack

48Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) SolarWinds, the company at the center of a supply chain attack that compromised nine US agencies and 100 private companies, is scrambling to contain a new security threat: a critical zero-day vulnerability in its Serv-U product line. Microsoft discovered the exploits and privately reported them to SolarWinds, the latter company said in an advisory published on Frid

Bone-conduction headphones: Long-term test and review of AfterShokz

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Beneath the AfterShokz Air headset itself are an accessory bag, printed user manual, and a pair of included (but strictly optional) foam earplugs. (credit: Jim Salter) In March 2021, we tested Lucyd Lyte Bluetooth sunglasses, a pair of shades with built-in off-ear headphones. Lucyd Lyte didn't quite impress—mostly because their tiny built-in speakers are nearly as audible to everyone ar

EA’s FIFA 22 next-gen upgrade is borderline-insulting

FIFA 22 PS5 Xbox UE•
SlashGear / 10h
The recent reveal of FIFA 22 might be exciting for a lot of gamers out there, but the process of upgrading the game between generations is anything but. Many publishers offer next-gen upgrades for their games, meaning that if you buy it on a last-gen console – PS4 or Xbox One – you can upgrade it to the current-gen version … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn't Wait to Book Your Holiday Season Travel

Lifehacker / 10h
If you want to save money on airfare for winter travel, then book it now. Post-pandemic demand is likely to stay elevated through 2021, which means that prices for seats will only get more expensive as we approach peak travel season. By “opposite season” shopping now for winter fares, you’re more likely to get a good… Read more...

Scientists: We Could Smash Existing Satellites Into a Killer Asteroid to Knock It Off Course

200+Futurism / 10h
Planning Ahead For years, scientists have worried about what to do if or when a killer asteroid comes our way. Experts have theorized all sorts of mitigation plans, ranging from knocking it off course with rockets, blasting them with nukes , or even tethering multiple asteroids together . But Airbus scientists commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) have a new plan, reports , an

ESPN+ subscriptions are getting a price increase on August 13th

23Engadget / 10h
For the second time in the span of less than a year , the price of ESPN+ is increasing. Starting on August 13th, an annual subscription will cost $69.99 per year , up from $59.99 previously. At the same time, the price of a monthly plan is going up as well. Come August 13th, ESPN+ will cost $6.99 per month, up from $5.99 as of last year . Opting for an annual subscription instead of a monthly one

How to connect AirPods to Chromebook

Mashable / 10h
If you were concerned that you couldn't get in on the AirPods craze with your Chromebook, don't worry. Your Apple AirPods and Google Chromebook are compatible via Bluetooth. While AirPods are an Apple product, they can still connect to a Chromebook and other Bluetooth-enabled devices like a Peloton . Follow these simple steps to connect your AirPods to your Chromebook. : Click the network icon in

Meet the Baby Juicero You Didn’t Know You Needed

Gizmodo / 10h
America polishes its turds. It is our way . Now, MSCHF—the net arty drop factory behind blood sneakers and a cookies giveaway plugin —has created an online monument to shit with a gift shop of souvenirs from a generation of IoT and trash robots. The objects that inspired them passed on without so much as a boop, for we… Read more...

Cooler Master Orb X GamePod is gloriously weird and unattainable

SlashGear / 10h
The Cooler Master Orb X GamePod is a “fully immersive multi-purpose semi-enclosed workstation” intended for both gamers and professional computer users. This piece of hardware has an egg-like shape with a chair at the center, multi-colored light strips on its edges, and the ability to support up to three 27-inch monitors inside. This workstation was designed with “full immersion in … Continue rea

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G S Pen Pro support all but confirmed by FCC

SlashGear / 10h
The anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G will, by all accounts, feature support for Samsung’s upcoming S Pen Pro accessory. Though Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed this support, multiple leaks have surfaced claiming as much and now we have the closest thing to confirmation so far: official documents published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In January, Samsung introduced the S … Continue re

3 Apple Watch 7 leaks you need to know about

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Here are the biggest Apple Watch 7 rumors that you need to see, from a physical redesign to the potential of a blood sugar tracker.

Papa co-founder lands seed funding for a second swing in eldercare: UpsideHōM

31TechCrunch / 10h
Jake Rothstein is the co-founder of Papa , a Miami-based company that offers care and companionship to seniors. The business, which pairs elderly Americans with uncertified-yet-vetted pals, helps offer casual services, such as technology support, grocery delivery or even a fun conversation. It has raised upwards of $91 million in venture capital to date. While Rothstein left day to day responsibi

The most important API metric is time to first call

40TechCrunch / 10h
Joyce Lin Contributor Joyce Lin is head of developer relations at Postman . API publishers among Postman ’s community of more than 15 million are working toward more seamless and integrated developer experiences for their APIs. Distilled from hundreds of one-on-one discussions, I recently shared a study on increasing adoption of an API with a public workspace in Postman. One of the biggest reason

TPG credit card question: What are the best credit card strategies for road warriors?

The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This article is part of a weekly column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at info@ . As more workers are vaccinated, they are going back on the road or taking to the skies. Whether you’re a 9-to-5 office worker or a permanent resident at your favorite

Sonequa Martin-Green Loves Being a Sci-Fi Superstar

Gizmodo / 10h
For years Sonequa Martin-Green, the former Walking Dead star and current captain on Star Trek: Discovery , heard the same rumors we all did . Rumors that NBA superstar LeBron James was going to take the mantle left by Michael Jordan and make another Space Jam for Warner Bros. That talk had been floating around since… Read more...

The Easiest Way to Clean Gunk Out of Your Sliding Door Track

68Lifehacker / 10h
If you’ve got a sliding door in your home, you’re probably familiar with the dirt and grime that has a tendency to gunk up the track. Cleaning that track might not be a regular priority, but when it starts slowing down the door (or causing it to stick altogether), it’s time to tackle the job. Luckily, it’s a fairly… Read more...

What Black Widow's $60 Million Disney+ Haul Actually Means

400+Wired / 10h
It proves streaming releases can make big bucks—if the movie is big enough.

Intruder-Blasting Sprinkler Is an AI-Powered Substitute for an Old Man Yelling at Kids to Get Off His Lawn

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Growing grass is a delicate process that requires diligent watering and a lack of people stomping across your lawn all day. Ryder from YouTube’s Ryder Calm Down channel had the former but struggled with the latter until he built an AI-powered sprinkler to scare the neighbors off his lawn. Read more...

Rick and Morty’s Rickdependence Spray is a gross but hilarious alien invasion

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Thought on Rick and Morty season 5's gross fourth episode, 'Rickdependence Spray'.

AT&T's Priciest Unlimited Data Plan Is Now Actually Unlimited

200+Gizmodo / 10h
It often feels like wireless providers don’t really understand the definition of “unlimited,” but today, in a somewhat surprising move, AT&T announced that its top-tier Unlimited Elite plan is getting truly unlimited data that won’t get throttled regardless of how much you use. Read more...

The Everyday IT Tools That Can Offer ‘God Mode’ to Hackers

43Wired / 10h
Attackers are increasingly attuned to the power and potential of remote management software.

Scientists Say World Is Approaching Non-Reversible “Tipping Point” in Plastic Pollution

100+Futurism / 11h
Plastic Pollution An international team of researchers are ringing the alarm bells, warning that our global plastic pollution problem may be nearing the point of no return. In a new study published in the journal Science , the researchers found that the planet is approaching a tipping point. Plastics are a “poorly reversible pollutant,” the team argues, since they degrade very slowly, and are bei

Android 12 update brings long-awaited easy gaming feature

Google Android 12 Play•
SlashGear / 11h
New gaming-focused features were revealed this week by Google for Android 12 and the future of Android in general. Android 12 will deliver a large collection of features to devices when released in its full form later this year – for now, it’s out in Beta form for those brave enough to take advantage of early-release software. If you’re a … Continue reading

Search Atlas Shows How Google Results Differ Around the Globe

Gizmodo / 11h
How does a search engine like Google quantify, analyze, and rank information? What factors does it take into account, and how are they weighted? The algorithms that handle queries may be opaque, but the end results are clearly visible. Read more...

How to Tell Whether You're Stressed or Depressed

39Lifehacker / 11h
Stress and depression can look and feel very similar to each other. Some of the common symptoms for both include issues with sleeping, eating, concentration, and mood, as well as difficulties performing daily tasks. Physically, there’s a lot of overlap between stress and depression, as both affect the immune system,… Read more...

Get CLEAR For Free, Even Without Amex Platinum

View from the Wing / 11h
CLEAR is expedited airport security. You use biometrics instead of a drivers license to identify yourself, and you skip to the front of the security line. If you're eligible for PreCheck, you skip to the front of the PreCheck line. And you can leave your ID in your pocket or carry on. They're also used at some entertainment venues. Continue reading ...

From trains to planes: Your guide to Amtrak stations at US airports

31The Points Guy / 11h
Don’t want to worry about airport parking? Amtrak might be the solution for you. Amtrak offers the option for travelers to get to airports without driving. This is possible through direct rail service to four U.S. airports: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Newark Liberty Internat

Best wireless routers for UAE in 2021: the best Wi-Fi for your home network

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
From Linksys Velop to ASUS RT-AX86U, these are the best wireless routers we've seen.

Russia Proposes Nuclear Power Plant on Mars

2KFuturism / 11h
Nuclear Plant The concept of using nuclear power to build out our human presence in other parts of the solar system is as alive as it’s ever been. Case in point, a subsidiary of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency is now proposing a nuclear power station on Mars, intended to power a future Russian base on the Red Planet, state-run news agency Sputnik reports . The Arsenal Design Bureau, the subsidiar

Final Fantasy XIV is so popular now that it completely sold out of digital copies

Fantasy XIV Square Enix•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Final Fantasy XIV is experiencing a huge boom in new sign ups right now, so much so that you can't even buy the game on PC.

Earn Up To 80,000 Points With No Annual Fee Chase Freedom Offers

View from the Wing / 11h
Chase has increased the initial bonus offers on its two no annual fee Ultimate Rewards consumer cards. While the points from these cards do not transfer directly to airline or hotel programs, you can combine them into a Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve® account, and from there to participating airline or hotel loyalty programs. Continue reading ...

Please Hyatt, let Globalist members use suite upgrade certificates online

31The Points Guy / 11h
The World of Hyatt program does a lot of things right. Notably, top-tier Hyatt Globalist status is one of the most generous hotel elite status levels out there. Elites can spread out with upgrades to suites, fill up on complimentary full breakfast , sleep in with 4 p.m. late checkout and enjoy lounge access, among numerous other valuable benefits. Even for non-elites, securing free nights in stan

This color e-paper could match LCD on quality but with wild battery life

SlashGear / 11h
A new color e-paper display could bring LCD-style quality but without the need for a power-hungry backlight, paving the way to new tablets, ereaders, and phones. Although color e-paper is already on the market in a handful of devices, the colors themselves tend to be far more muted than from an LCD or OLED panel. Nonetheless, the advantages of e-paper … Continue reading

The Witcher's Henry Cavill Promises He'll Grunt Less in Season 2

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Geralt of Rivia— Henry Cavill’s version of him, especially —is known for many things, from monster-slaying to sitting rather handsomely in a bathtub . But perhaps one of his most infamous traits after season one of the Netflix series was endless compilations of him doing nothing but glowering and grunting his way across… Read more...

How to Never Miss a Deadline, With Journalist Christopher Cox

Lifehacker / 11h
Are you constantly adjusting your project timelines? Do you wait until the last minute to get started on something with a hard deadline? Well, stress no more because this week we’re bringing you a solution that will help you meet those deadlines every time. Read more...

Microsoft is buying cloud cybersecurity company RiskIQ

26Engadget / 11h
Microsoft is buying RiskIQ , a cybersecurity firm best known for working with organizations like Facebook and the US Postal Service to identify where and how they’re vulnerable to online attacks. The company didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but according to Bloomberg , Microsoft agreed to pay approximately $500 million. Outside of its software, RiskIQ is known for publishing an annual repor

LeBron James arrives in Fortnite this week

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SlashGear / 11h
It’s finally happening: LeBron James is making his way to Fortnite. But, of course, The King’s arrival in Fortnite isn’t just some random happening, as it’s meant to coincide with the debut of Space Jam: A New Legacy. Between LeBron heading to Fortnite and the Space Jam: A New Legacy game currently available through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, it seems … Continue reading

Firefox 90 delivers a bunch of small but important upgrades

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Mozilla has released the latest version of Firefox which contains a number of new features and improvements.

The best of Netflix 2021 (so far)

32Mashable / 11h
The year is moving faster than a binged season. Mashable's Ali Foreman breaks down ten of our favorite Netflix Originals so far.

How to activate Super Alexa mode on your Amazon Alexa

49Mashable / 11h
Super Alexa mode is the latest Alexa trick. Super Alexa mode isn't a fancy new Alexa update, but is an Easter egg that references the famous Konami code, a cheap code sequence that was popular on Konami video games. Beyond being used for everyday tasks like providing traffic reports and streaming podcasts, Amazon's voice-operated virtual personal assistant also has jokes programmed into it like s

Google rolls out a new Drive desktop app for syncing files and photos

42Engadget / 11h
Google is streamlining how Drive users backup and sync their files. The company is rolling out the new Drive for desktop app on Mac and Windows. Drive for desktop will replace the Backup and Sync app (which supplanted the Google Drive desktop app in 2018) as well as Drive File Stream , which is for business users. Given that Google Workspace is now available to everyone , it doesn't make a lot of

Utah's Great Salt Lake Dropped to a Record Low

100+Gizmodo / 12h
The Great Salt Lake in Utah, the biggest salt lake in the western hemisphere, is plunging to historic low levels as the region suffers through a vast and relentless megadrought . Read more...

New tax could make your next Hawaii trip even more expensive

31The Points Guy / 12h
Visitors to Hawaii can expect to see an additional 3% tax added to their bills for hotel and short-term stays, the Associated Press reported last week. The Maui County City Council is working to implement the new tax after the Hawaii Legislature overrode Gov. David Ige’s July 6 veto of HB862 , which would authorize Hawaiian counties to establish and collect a 3% county transient accommodations ta

United’s ditching 2 major COVID-19 modifications, including electrostatic spraying

100+The Points Guy / 12h
Traveling with United now feels a little bit more like “normal.” Effective immediately, United no longer requires passengers to deplane in groups of five rows at a time. Over the weekend, the Chicago-based carrier dropped its last major modification to the passenger experience that it had originally implemented as an anti-coronavirus measure during the height of the pandemic. Want more airline-sp

Android 12 will default to a play-as-you-download scheme for newer games

Google Android 12 Play•
Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Google) Google is announcing a new trick for Android 12 and the Google Play Store: a play-as-you-download feature for games. If you're downloading a large game, you'll soon be able to start playing before the entire download finishes, letting you jump into gameplay as quickly as possible. Play-as-you-download is a feature of several major online game stores. The idea is that you

Best senior dating sites: Dating over 60 can actually be fun

Best Online Dating Sites•
Mashable / 12h
Welcome to the no-bullshitting age of dating. Dating at any age is awkward, scary, and often, a pain in the ass. True, being in the over-60 group may mean that more people your age are already off the market — but online dating can prove that the mature dating pool isn't dismal, even if your local one is It's quite normal to feel hesitant about making the jump to online dating. Finding a dating s

All of Amazon's Fire Kids tablets are on sale just in time for back-to-school shopping

Mashable / 12h
SAVE UP TO $70: Amazon's Fire Kids and Kids Pro tablets are on sale for up to 40% off as of July 12. Your back-to-school shopping list will run up a slightly higher tab than usual, says a new study from the consulting firm Deloitte — spending for the upcoming school year is projected to jump to an average of $612 per child, up 16% from $529 in 2020, largely because digital learning tools are repl

Merge Properly, You Jerks

400+Lifehacker / 12h
When you’re driving down the road, and see that your lane will be closed ahead, what do you do? If you change lanes early, believing that you are doing the right and good thing and that anybody who drives right up to the merge point is cheating— you , my friend, are the asshole. Read more...

Raw Dog Food Might Be Driving the Spread of Dangerous Superbugs

100+Gizmodo / 12h
Raw dog food contains alarming amounts of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it an under-appreciated “international public health risk,” according to new research. Read more...

$11 billion in 9 days—Texas’ natural gas sellers cashed in on deep freeze

200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / A warning sign for an underground natural gas pipeline stands near Sunray, Texas. (credit: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) While Texans froze and natural gas-fired power plants tripped offline during a February cold snap, natural gas traders and pipeline companies made up to $11 billion in just nine days. The handsome profits came thanks in part to a system that left utilitie

Xiaomi could be working on a Galaxy Z Flip competitor

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Xiaomi has patented a couple of designs for clamshell foldable phones that are reminiscent of the Galaxy Z Fold design from Samsung.

French Horror Movie Kandisha's First Trailer Reminds Us That Demons Are Scary in Any Language

Gizmodo / 12h
Got a bad situation in your life? Why not summon a demon to help resolve your problems? It’s a great idea... until the entity you’ve called upon reveals it’s got an agenda far beyond your worst nightmares . This is the awful realization that hits the trio of friends in Kandisha , the latest horror film from Julien Maury… Read more...

Going on vacation soon? Make sure you have the right COVID-19 test

31The Points Guy / 12h
Antigen test. Rapid test. PCR test. RT-PCR test. Antibody test. If you’ve taken a COVID-19 test during the pandemic , you might have been bewildered by the sheer number of options. There are several names for COVID-19 tests, and keeping track of which one you need for travel can seem daunting. But there are only two types of tests : diagnostic tests, which check to see if you have an active COVID

Overflowing inbox? This email manager is over 80% off.

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Need to organize your email? Try a subscription for the Mailman Email Manager , on sale for 83% off. As of July 12, get a lifetime subscription for only $49.99. There are two types of people in the world: those who let their inboxes overflow with no end in sight, and those who need to get their inbox count down to zero before they can clock out for the day. If you fall into either category

The Go is Polaroid's smallest instant camera yet, and under $100

Mashable / 12h
When I reviewed the Polaroid Now last year, I praised the camera for being a fantastic entry point into instant photography, and one of Polaroid's best releases in recent memory. It benefitted heavily from its simplicity, and more importantly, it took great photos. The new Polaroid Go attempts to repackage a lot of the Now's best elements into a smaller body — unfortunately, it isn't the home run

You Should Sprinkle a Little MSG on Your Garlic Bread

20Lifehacker / 12h
“Garlic bread” can mean a lot of different things (all good, of course). The first iteration I was introduced to was white toast with Country Crock and garlic salt, served alongside what my grandparents called “Italian spaghetti.” (What other kind of spaghetti is there, you might ask? Chicken spaghetti , which rules… Read more...

Elon Musk Warns Drivers Not To Trust New “Full Self-Driving” Update

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
300+Futurism / 12h
Patch Notes Tesla has finally started to roll out the latest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta, which is its long-awaited assisted driving update that gives Teslas the ability to automatically change lanes and obey traffic lights and stop signs. That’s an exciting development on Tesla’s journey toward vehicles that are self-driving in technological capacity rather than name . But as Insider

Cybersecurity can protect data. How about elevators?

29MIT Technology Review / 12h
Advanced cybersecurity capabilities are essential to safeguard software, systems, and data in a new era of cloud, the internet of things, and other smart technologies. In the real estate industry, for example, companies are concerned about the potential for hijacked elevators, as well as compromised building management and heating and cooling systems. According to Greg Belanger, vice president of

NASA issues a dire flood warning – and the wobbly Moon isn’t helping

SlashGear / 12h
A wobble in the Moon’s orbit, combined with climate change, is likely to provoke massive flooding a new study has warned, with the potential for coastal cities to find themselves regularly swamped from the mid-2030s. The newly-published research highlights just how dangerous unchecked global warming can be, and how it can leave dangerous even natural environmental cycles. The Moon’s wobble, … Con

PS5 restock retailers tipped this week: Time to call

SlashGear / 12h
A set of retailers are expected to get new stock of the Sony PlayStation 5 this week at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and others. If you’re searching for an in-store drop, make a call to your local GameStop first. Target and Best Buy may also get consoles in stock