Saturday, July 10, 2021

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The Silverhawks Animated Series is Getting the Reboot Treatment

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80’s babies rejoice! Silverhawks is coming back to television. Read more...

'Legend of Zelda' auction sets bar for the most expensive video game at $870,000

300+Mashable / 5h
Link's wallet has never been large enough to carry this many Rupees. Just a few months after a record-setting auction turned a sealed copy of Nintendo's original Super Mario Bros. into the most expensive video game — at an eye-popping price of $660,000 — that record has fallen. Another NES classic, The Legend of Zelda , is now the title-holder. In a Heritage Auctions sale that ended Friday , a se

Vista is the evil twin of Windows 11: here's why

52TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
As more features of Windows 11 are shown, a lot of it looks like a repeat of Vista.

GETTR, that site for Twitter rejects, is mad Twitter won't let it import tweets

Mashable / 24min
At some point, imitation is no longer a form of flattery. GETTR, the Twitter clone helmed by Donald Trump's former spokesperson Jason Miller, ran into additional trouble Saturday when it lost the ability to automatically import tweets directly from Twitter. So claimed Miller, who announced the latest setback for his fledgling social media platform via (where else) Twitter. "Twitter has blocked us

Tesla releases long-awaited update to its 'Full Self-Diving' software. See it in action.

Mashable / 24min
The latest incremental update is here. Tesla released Version 9.0 of its (still Beta) Full Self-Driving software Friday night, surely delighting customers who have been waiting for the promised update for literally years . Notably, despite the name, the update does not actually make Teslas fully autonomous — a fact that the update makes very clear. "It may do the wrong thing at the worst time, so

Autonomous drones learn to find 'hidden' meteorite impact sites

Engadget / 27min
It's easy to find large meteorites (or their craters) once they've reached Earth, but the smaller ones often go neglected — scientists recover fewer than 2 percent of them. Soon, however, it might just be a question of sending a robot to do the job. Universe Today reports that researchers have developed a system that has autonomous drones use machine learning to find the smaller meteorites in imp

Insect scientists want your help renaming bugs with racist names

30Mashable / 39min
The Entomological Society of America is officially getting with the times. The insect science group announced on Wednesday that the insects formally known as Aphaenogaster araneoides and Lymantria dispar will no longer be referred to as "gypsy ants" and "gypsy moths," respectively. The word that appears in each insect's "common" name is a racial slur for Romani people , and the ESA has decided th

The 130-Degree Fahrenheit Reading in Death Valley Ties for the Hottest Temperature Ever Reliably Recorded

30Gizmodo / 42min
There’s one thing that many Americans can affirm right now: It’s freaking hot. In case you still had any doubts, Death Valley, California—the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the country—experienced a temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius) on Friday, one of the hottest temperatures ever… Read more...

How to Watch Virgin Galactic Launch Billionaire Richard Branson to Space on Sunday

Gizmodo / 54min
As billionaire Richard Branson prepares to launch into the stratosphere on Sunday, Virgin Galactic is pulling out all the stops to make its founder’s first flight a spectacle worth tuning into. Read more...

Is Thor: Love and Thunder the Craziest Thing Taika Waititi's Ever Done?

Gizmodo / 1h
Taika Waititi is a Hollywood golden boy. He’s riding high on his Oscar win for his film Jojo Rabbit and on to his following projects, Soccer film Next Goal Wins and Thor: Love and Thunder . Read more...

Another Heatwave Is Coming for the West Coast

100+Futurism / 1h
The West Coast Re-Heated Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a sweltering heatwave is set to hit the West Coast. Less than a week after a record-breaking heatwave that pummelled the Pacific Northwest , rising temperatures are now set to hit the West Coast this weekend — with California and Nevada bearing the brunt of it, according to Gizmodo . On Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) ev

PS5 restock in the US: Best Buy, Target and GameStop – new dates and times

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The PS5 restock at stores like Best Buy and GameStop are the next to have the PS5 in stock. Here are the dates and times we expect to see the Sony console.

The 10 best Hulu original shows to stream right now

Mashable / 1h
Hulu began as and remains a crucial service for TV fans looking to catch up on their favorite shows after they air — but at some point in the past decade the streamer became so much more. Its foray into original programming resulted in awards, critical acclaim, and appointment TV that wasn't even on TV. Whether you're a loyal Hulu subscriber or just joining the party, you need to check out these

10 best thrillers on Amazon Prime to wreck your nerves

Mashable / 1h
Sometimes, you want a movie to make you anxious, to really sink its hooks into you and stress you out — but in a fun way! When you're in that mood, you need a thriller. Luckily for you, Amazon Prime has a solid library of movies that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether you want to watch a political thriller, a psychological thriller, or a thriller with a more comedic edge, these 10 mo

Kaseya was warned about security flaws years ahead of ransomware attack

43Engadget / 1h
The giant ransomware attack against Kaseya might have been entirely avoidable. Former staff talking to Bloomberg claim they warned executives of "critical" security flaws in Kaseya's products several times between 2017 and 2020, but that the company didn't truly address them. Multiple staff either quit or said they were fired over inaction. Employees reportedly complained that Kaseya was using ol

Hotel Housekeeper Averts Mass Shooting Over 4th Of July. Why Are We Cutting Housekeeping Again?

View from the Wing / 1h
Eliminating housekeeping is bad for guests, but it is bad for hotels too. It eliminates part of what differentiates them from homesharing, gutting their competitive advantage. Given the role that hotels, and Hilton in particular, trumpeted in recent years playing fighting sex trafficking and mass shootings, how can they plausibly cut this from their budgets? Continue reading ...

The OnePlus Buds wireless earbuds will soon be joined by a Pro edition

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
It's official: we're going to get a premium version of the OnePlus Buds in the near future, but that's about all we know.

How to spend 48 hours in Vienna, Austria

The Points Guy / 2h
If you fancy a few days away in the Austrian capital and are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the things to do and see, we have created this expert guide to make sure you don’t miss the best bits. But remember, it’s just a guide — one of the most fun parts of exploring a new place is not knowing what might happen next. (Image by Getty/Pintai Suchachaisri) 5 p.m. — Arrive at Vienna International

The FTC is reportedly investigating Amazon's purchase of MGM

80Engadget / 2h
Amazon's buyout of MGM might take much longer than planned. The Information sources say the Federal Trade Commission has launched an "in-depth" investigation into Amazon's MGM purchase over the potential for antitrust abuse. Officials are concerned about the potential for the acquisition to "illegally boost" Amazon's clout in offering goods and services, not just the content it produces. MGM has

Recent Heatwaves Have Killed More Than 1 Billion Sea Creatures

500+Futurism / 2h
Postapocalytpic Scenario A horrifying scenario has unfolded in the wake of the deadly heatwave that has rocked the Pacific Northwest as scientists have discovered that roughly one billion marine animals have died due to high temperatures. The extreme heat throughout Western US and Canada over the past two weeks have left more than a billion sea creatures dead, according to The New York Times . Th

The Next Generation of Comfort Starts With the Molecule Mattress 2

Futurism / 3h
Buying a mattress is an investment into your overall health and well being. Data suggests the average American spends around 11 hours a day lying in bed, which equates to about a third of your lifetime. Knowing this, you can’t afford to skimp on quality. This is even more important if you’re the kind of person who lives an active lifestyle, and already know the importance of getting a good night’

AOC Blames Subway Flooding on Politicians Taking “Orders From Fossil Fuel Execs”

400+Futurism / 3h
Green New (York City) Deal New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Thursday to sharply criticize politicians and the fossil fuel industry in the wake of flash floods that have struck the city in the past week. The progressive US House representative was responding to a video posted by New York State Sen. Mike Gianaris of NYC commuters wading through filthy, murky waters to make

How to Cold Call a Job Recruiter (and Why You Should)

Lifehacker / 3h
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report says the U.S. added 850,000 jobs in June, and who knows—one of those could be your dream job! Or your dream job could be one that hasn’t been made up yet, but might be, if the decision-makers at the right company only knew about you, your skills, and your goals. Read more...

Bait and Switch: Man Sues After Lufthansa Downgrades Him From First Class Seats

View from the Wing / 3h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The Denver Airport Marriott Gateway’s Airport Shuttle Is A Horrid-Smelling Party Bus

View from the Wing / 3h
I can be down with most any party, but this party bus just doesn't seem "on brand" for an airport Marriott. Continue reading ...

The FBI's phone for criminals included a custom version of Android

80Engadget / 4h
The phones the FBI sold to crooks for a sting operation weren't just running a custom app — it appears the operating system was also tweaked for those goals. Motherboard has obtained one of the "Anom" phones (really, a modified Pixel 4a ), and its mysterious "ArcaneOS" has a number of customizations that you wouldn't necessarily expect, even for a privacy-oriented phone. For one, there are no app

This Week in Apps: Android ad prices jump, TikTok resumes, Google Play’s antitrust lawsuit

77TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surge

The 36 questions that lead to love (but with your co-founder)

TechCrunch / 4h
After months of beta testing, Y Combinator has launched a co-founder matching platform . The platform invites entrepreneurs to create profiles, which include information about themselves and preferences for a co-founder, such as location and skill sets. It digests that information and offers a number of potential candidates that fit those needs — kind of like Tinder for co-founders. To date, the

Trillion-dollar horses, surfeit funding rounds and Future’s future

40TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . It’s the end of a short week, but instead of not having much to chat about we have a lot. But it’s all very good fun, so let’s enjoy ourselves! First, let’s

The case for funding fusion

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Albert Wenger Contributor Albert Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures . Digital technologies have disrupted the structure of markets with unprecedented breadth and scale. Today, there is yet another wave of innovation emerging, and that is the decarbonization of the global economy. While governments still lack the conviction necessary to truly fight the climate crisis, the overal

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is really proud of its 'largest windows in space'

87Mashable / 4h
Blue Origin wants to make sure you know about its windows. The company, owned by multi-billionaire and now former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos , intends to send rich tourists to space and is not at all like Virgin Galactic — a company founded by billionaire Richard Branson which plans to eventually send rich tourists to space . That's the message made loud and clear by Blue Origin in a series of tweets

How to Clean Reusable Straws (Because Yours Are Probably Gross)

Lifehacker / 4h
When people make the switch to reusable straws, it is usually with the best intentions—specifically, cutting down on the amount of landfill garbage they produce everyday. They’re great the first time you use them, but before long, the entire set is sitting at bottom of the sink, and you’re out of clean straws. Read more...

Fortnite PSA: This is the last weekend to submit your own skin concept

SlashGear / 4h
If you dream of seeing your own skin concept appear in Fortnite, Epic is currently offering you a shot at fulfilling that dream. However, this is your last weekend to submit your idea in hopes of getting an official skin launch — the opportunity ends on Monday, after which point any concepts you submit won’t be included for consideration. The … Continue reading

Netflix Cursed Series Cancelled After One Season

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There is no word on exactly why the show was canceled, but according to Deadline , the Cursed series isn’t returning for a second season. Read more...

Netflix offers a first peek at where 'The Witcher' Season 2 will go

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100+Mashable / 5h
What's next for The Witcher on Netflix? Fans of the series understood the significance of the Season 1 capper, which saw Henry Cavill's Geralt meeting up with Freya Allan's Ciri for the first time. And now we have a new teaser offering a peek at what happens next. The Witcher is ostensibly based specifically on the books from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, though the show has drawn liberally fr

Tesla starts rolling out its long-delayed Full Self Driving version 9 beta

100Engadget / 5h
Tesla just delivered one of the biggest upgrades to its Full Self Driving software in a long while. The Verge reports that Tesla is rolling out FSD beta version 9 to Early Access Program users, and it's a sizeable upgrade. It's not full autonomy, despite the long-standing name, but it enables numerous Autopilot driver assists off-highway (such as lane changes and turns) while delivering many fixe

How to Take Screenshots on the Xbox Series X|S Outside of Gameplay

Lifehacker / 5h
Gaming on the Xbox Series X|S is a hoot and a half, but there is one thing about the console that’s made me want to tear my hair out: It doesn’t let you quickly take screenshots outside of gameplay. If you want to show off your home screen or take a few screenshots of your settings pages, the Xbox just doesn’t make it… Read more...

New Car Sucks Up Pollution While It Drives

400+Futurism / 5h
Introducing the Airo A British designer has created a new electric car that he claims can clean the air of pollution as it drives. Thomas Heatherwick, an award-winning English designer and architect, was approached by IM Motors, a Chinese car manufacturer, to help develop the concept car, according to the BBC . The vehicle’s front grill holds an air filter which he says will be able to “collect a

Amazon and Universal strike major Prime Video and IMDb TV movie deal

SlashGear / 5h
Only days after revealing a deal that will bring its newly released movies to Peacock, Universal Pictures has announced another deal, this one with Amazon. Under this arrangement, Universal Pictures’ future theatrical movies will be available exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video platform after they leave Peacock, which gets the first exclusive streaming window for the content. Last week, it was …

Buy an iPhone at Mint Mobile and you'll get 6 months of service for free

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Mint Mobile's latest deals offer new customers a whole 6 months of service for free with an iPhone purchase.

Ireland vs USA live stream: how to watch rugby union free and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Boys In Green welcome the Eagles to the Aviva. Here's how to get an Ireland vs USA live stream and watch the rugby international online - no matter where you are and for free.

Amazon hopes to track your sleep habits with radar

53Engadget / 6h
Google's latest Nest Hub might not be the only device to track your sleep using radar. Bloomberg reports that Amazon has received an FCC waiver to let it use 60GHz radar for sleep tracking. As with Google's tech, you could check for sleep issues without having to wear a device like the Halo band . The technology could also be used for gesture navigation, particularly for people with mobility or s

ICYMI: We spend some time with Apple's iOS 15 beta

Engadget / 6h
Apple’s iOS 15 is slated for release this fall, and this week we’ve got a hands-on with its public beta. According to Cherlynn Low, iPhone users have a lot to look forward to later this year. Meanwhile, Nicole Lee set up both the 8- and 5-inch Echo Shows in her house to check out Amazon’s updates, and she says the Echo Show 8 is now much improved for video calls. Also, Daniel Cooper found a lot t

Back to school Apple sale: deals on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook, and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Back to school sales have arrived and we're rounding up the best Apple deals on iPads, AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBooks and more.

Walking alone at night? Choosing the right headphones could help you feel safer

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
There's a strong case for bad sound isolation (that shouldn’t exist).

A quiet revolution is currently happening in the cheap phone market

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
'Cheap' used to be a synonym for 'bad' in the smartphone world, but now more than ever that's changed.

Is Putting Business Expenses On A Personal Credit Card To Earn Miles “White Privilege”?

31View from the Wing / 6h
Provided an employer is financially solid enough to make the payments, and processes expense reimbursements quickly, there's few things better than being able to charge business expenses to your personal credit card. This makes it easy to earn initial card bonuses, as well as threshold bonuses that might help you keep elite status, and ultimately generates lots of points for you to use later. Ima

How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

Lifehacker / 6h
If your iPhone or iPad is frozen or not recognizing touchscreen inputs, a forced restart may be necessary to get it working again. The force restart method allows you to shut down and reboot the iPhone without using the touchscreen. Read more...

NYC launches cyberdefense center amid major ransomware attacks

SlashGear / 6h
Amid growing ransomware attacks, New York City is the first major metro region in the US to launch a cyberdefense center, one that is, in this case, located in a Manhattan skyscraper. A mix of private and government entities are working together to help prevent similar future cyberattacks, including everything from Amazon to the NYPD. The new cyberdefense center represents … Continue reading

This Jabba the Hutt 3D-Printed Anatomical Sculpture Is Terrifying

100+How-To Geek / 6h
When it comes to Star Wars, most people fan out over characters like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Not Jason Freeny, though—that guy likes Jabba the Hutt. So much so that he 3D printed an anatomical sculpture of the gangster, revealing his innards (a sentence I wasn’t expecting to type today). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Massive 3D Cat Billboard Is So Realistic You'll Want to Go See It in Person

73How-To Geek / 6h
You know that scene in Back to the Future where a 3D shark leaps out of a marquee to eat Marty? Something similar is happening in Japan. A massive hyper-realistic cat, aided by optical illusion, is showing up between digital billboard advertisements to meow at Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New Microwave Tech Can See Through Walls, Scientists Say

100+Futurism / 6h
Microwave Technology Researchers have developed a new radar system that can produce real-time images of objects that are behind walls or traveling at hypersonic speeds. Scientists working at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a unique radar system that relies on microwaves, according to Popular Science . Due to the microwave’s longer wavelengths, the system

Hitting the Books: How NASA selected the first Lunar Rover to scoot across the moon

Engadget / 6h
The concept of space travel was so new to us that when President Kennedy issued his famous moonshot speech, not even NASA's top scientists were completely sure we could actually land on the lunar surface. Some thought any craft that set down there would simply sink into the moon's regolith like it was a massive, airless pit of quicksand! In his latest book, Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rov

Netflix Drops Trailer for Creepy French Horror Film The Swarm

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French horror movie The Swarm ( La Nuée ) is hitting Netflix on August 6, 2021. Read more...

Incredibly preserved 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II is like new

SlashGear / 7h
When it comes to Japanese sports cars of the early 2000s, the undisputed king of the crop is the 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec seen here. To say the car is extremely original would be an understatement. It still wears the plastic on the door sills and some of its interior panels meant to protect it during shipping. It only … Continue reading

The weekend’s best tech deals: Nintendo Switch Lite, MacBook Air, and more

Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) For this weekend edition of our Dealmaster deals roundup, we've got a nifty bundle for Nintendo's Switch Lite and several deals on high-profile Switch games, joint-lowest prices on Apple's M1-equipped MacBook Air and Mac Mini, and good prices on a few wireless headphones and portable SSDs. You can checkout our full curated rundown below. Table of Contents Featured d

Earn $1,500 to Go Camping for 3 Nights and Rate Your Sleep Quality

28Lifehacker / 7h
With the rise of glamping and other high-end, not-at-all-roughing-it experiences, our concept of camping has changed a lot. But there are some people who genuinely enjoy going through all the hassle of setting up a tent for the night (or a few nights), unrolling a sleeping bag, and sleeping on the ground. If you fall… Read more...

How pilots deal with tropical storms

The Points Guy / 7h
As I wrote this, Tropical Storm Elsa was making its way towards South Florida. I’m sure you are familiar with the effects storms like this have on the ground, but what about on those in the air? The strong winds, thunderstorms and heavy rain that come with tropical storms can all pose a hazard to aviation. As a result, pilots pay careful attention to weather forecasts and plan ahead to keep their

Astronomers finally solve a decades-old mystery surrounding Jupiter’s x-ray bursts

SlashGear / 7h
A group of researchers has solved a mystery that has lingered for 40 years of how Jupiter produces bursts of x-rays every few minutes. The team says the x-rays are part of Jupiter’s aurora, which are bursts of visible and invisible light occurring when charged particles interact with the atmosphere of the massive planet. On Earth, auroras happened as well … Continue reading

How to set up and use the Focus feature in iOS 15

Mashable / 7h
While Apple's Do Not Disturb feature has worked to a certain extent all these years, it's always lacked flexibility and customization options. That's all set to change with the addition of Focus in iOS 15 , which ups the ante on Do Not Disturb and expands on its capabilities. With Focus, you're able to choose from a variety of modes like Driving, Personal, Sleep, or Work (in addition to Do Not Di

KYC is essential, especially within crypto

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
In this article, Rachid Ajaja CEO and Co-founder of AllianceBlock lays out the reasons why crypto cannot survive without working KYC processes.

How to Position Images Behind or in Front of Text in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 8h
When you create a document where the images are key components, their placement in relation to the text is important. Google Docs allows you to put text over an image or position text behind the image. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alaska cruise ends early after passengers test positive for COVID-19; next sailing canceled

300+The Points Guy / 8h
A cruise on one of the first vessels to restart operations in Alaska is ending early after two passengers and a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. Small-ship specialist American Cruise Lines ‘ 170-passenger American Constellation is returning to its home port of Juneau, Alaska, four days ahead of schedule after the positive cases were discovered on Friday. The ship was visiting the small A

Recommended Reading: How ESPN called Euro 2020 matches from the US

Engadget / 8h
Inside ESPN’s pandemic-era Euro 2020 coverage Tom Kludt, The Guardian It's no easy feat to cover a major international soccer tournament. Combine the usual logistical challenges with a global pandemic and you're presented with a whole other set of roadblocks. The Guardian spoke with Jon Champion and Derek Rae, two of ESPN 's commentators with UK roots, about the process of calling games remotely

How to Tell If Your Chicken Is Part of the 9 Million Pound Recall

30Lifehacker / 8h
Fully cooked, ready-to-eat chicken may be a convenient way to add some protein to a meal, but if you have any in your fridge right now, you’re going to want to check the label. Read more...

When science breaks bad: A rogues’ gallery of history’s worst scientists

Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / You're not supposed to have words inside you. (credit: Little, Brown and Company ) Walter Freeman was ambidextrous, so he could do two lobotomies at the same time. These involved jabbing two icepicks from the junk drawer in his kitchen into the eye sockets of two different patients until he felt the thin orbital bones behind their eyes crack. Swishing the picks back and forth was then a

Is The Airline Industry Competitive? The Biden Administration Wants To Make 7 Changes

View from the Wing / 8h
With the Biden Administration taking aim at ratcheting up competition regulations across the economy, the airline industry’s lobby shop came out with a claim that the industry is already highly competitive. Some of their arguments are true and fair, others are misleading, and they skip over the role that government plays protecting big incumbent airlines from competition that might drive them to

Researchers believe icequakes rumble on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

SlashGear / 8h
One of the more interesting moons orbiting a planet in our solar system circles the giant planet Saturn and is called Enceladus. Researchers believe that tidal stresses on the moon could be causing constant icequakes on the moon. Enceladus is of particular interest to astronomers and researchers because it’s one of several places in the solar system that extraterrestrial life … Continue reading

Blue Origin throws shade at Virgin Galactic before Richard Branson's flight

200+Engadget / 8h
On July 11th, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, could fly to space aboard the SpaceShipTwo to assess the company's private astronaut experience. If you ask rival company Blue Origin, though, Branson won't really be reaching space when he does. In a couple of tweets , the Jeff Bezos-owned space corporation compared what its own New Shepard suborbital vehicle can do with SpaceShipTwo's capab

How to Turn Off Game Achievement Notifications on Xbox Series X|S

How-To Geek / 9h
When you hit certain gaming milestones on the Xbox Series X|S, you’ll see achievement labels on the screen. If you find these notifications distracting, you can turn them off. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 7 Best Audacity Alternatives

How-To Geek / 9h
Audacity is the go-to audio editor for a lot of people, and for good reason—it’s simple, free, and still reasonably powerful. But with the recent privacy controversy weakening confidence in the new owners, now’s a good time to look at the alternatives. Fortunately, there are a lot of great ones that have been competing with Audacity for years. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to play podcasts on your Amazon Alexa

Mashable / 9h
If you want to walk freely around your house listening to your podcasts on all your Alexa-enabled devices, we've got you covered. Alexa is Amazon's voice-operated virtual personal assistant that can perform a wide range of functions from reminding you of an appointment to checking the weather or listening to music on Spotify . It is an ideal tool for hands-free listening and playing a variety of

How to use Portrait Mode on Instagram video chat

Mashable / 9h
The new Portrait Mode for video chat on iOS 15 (now available in beta) isn't just for FaceTime ; third-party apps like Instagram are getting in on the blurry fun too. Hey, we're not complaining. Portrait Mode only makes us look better, and if more video chat apps are working with it, we'll take it. While I can't say Instagram is my preferred video chat method, it is handy for reaching people who

Scientists have discovered a peculiar dinosaur that breathed differently than any other

SlashGear / 9h
Paleontologists have recently discovered something very interesting about an extinct dinosaur and the way it breathes. The image seen below depicts the creature, called the Heterodontosaurus tucki, breathing on a cool morning. Researchers found unusual rib and sternum bones in an extremely well-preserved fossil skeleton of the Heterodontosaurus tucki. The creature was an ornithischian the size of

More trouble than it’s worth? Day 1 of Thailand’s ‘Phuket Sandbox’ program

51The Points Guy / 9h
I just arrived in Thailand through the “Phuket Sandbox” initiative, a model that allows vaccinated international travelers to visit without having to quarantine. Phuket is reopening as Bangkok and five other Thai provinces are under coronavirus restrictions for 30 days after a surge in COVID-19 cases. Certain visitors can travel to the region again, but if you’re expecting an easy application pro

Are the best TVs and projectors jumping the gun on 4K?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Some 4K TVs and projectors are letting lower-res content down, and it’s a bit disappointing.

How Do We Know Birds Are Dinosaurs?

Gizmodo / 9h
Ferocious tyrannosaurs and towering sauropods are long gone, but dinosaurs continue to frolic in our midst. We’re talking about birds, of course, yet it’s not entirely obvious why we should consider birds to be bona fide dinos. Here are the many reasons why. Read more...

The Science Behind Heat Waves

Gizmodo / 9h
We live in an era of endless heat. Winter or summer, Arctic or tropics, it doesn’t matter. Heat waves have become a fixture of the climate crisis and modern life. Read more...

A New System Is Helping Crack Down on Child Sex Abuse Images

100+Wired / 9h
There are 150 child sexual abuse laws around the world. Now, metadata is making it easier for countries to work together.

The Latest Pro-Trump Twitter Clone Leaks User Data on Day 1

200+Wired / 9h
Plus: A failed takedown in Russia, details on an FBI-sting encrypted phone, and more of the week's top security news.

How to Let Go of Parental Guilt and Forgive Yourself

Lifehacker / 9h
There is a moment (or several moments) in every parent’s life they wish they could take back. It could be as simple as the first time you ever raised your voice and caused your child to cry, the thoughtless thing you said that hurt their feelings, or the preventable accident that resulted in a trip to the emergency… Read more...

How to See Your Most-Used Apps on iPhone

How-To Geek / 9h
If you’ve ever been curious about which apps you use most on your iPhone, there’s a way to keep track, but you have to turn on Apple’s Screen Time feature first. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A World of Hyatt steal: A stay at the top-tier Alila Napa Valley

26The Points Guy / 9h
It would have to be a very special occasion for me to consider forking over $1,000 for nightly accommodations for two people. Yet I’ve spent plenty of nights at hotels that cost at least that much — and sometimes considerably more. Points and miles make it possible to experience these destinations on the cheap , and that’s exactly what led me to a peak-season stay at one of Hyatt’s most aspiratio

Ford is finally ready to ship thousands of F-150 trucks

SlashGear / 9h
The microchip shortage has been a problem for many industries, particularly for the automotive industry. Microprocessors are used in all sorts of sensors and other equipment required for the vehicles to operate. That means that some extremely popular and high-volume vehicles, such as the Ford F-150, have been unable to ship to dealers. Ford has now confirmed that it has … Continue reading

How to Sign Out of YouTube

How-To Geek / 9h
Consider signing out of YouTube if you don’t want to save your watch history or if you’re using a shared device. Here’s how to sign out of YouTube on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, and Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The fat bears are fighting. But not like you'd expect.

Mashable / 9h
Bears are smart. Like you, they prefer to avoid peril and injury. That's why the massive brown bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve , of Fat Bear Week internet-fame , usually settle conflicts without brawling. Already on the livestreamed web cams this season, viewers have witnessed quite a few bear disagreements. But no brutal fights. Instead, the bears fight through in

Is Xbox winning the console war with developers?

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Recent reports suggest some developers prefer making games on Xbox over PlayStation, and that should worry everyone who owns a console.

iPhone 12 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: compact versus phablet

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Apple’s pocket dynamo takes on Samsung’s seasoned S Pen slate in a spot of asymmetrical warfare.

England vs Canada live stream: how to watch rugby union for free from anywhere

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Cannucks face off against England at Twickenham - here's how to get an England vs Canada live stream to watch the rugby international online wherever you are - and for free!

Rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation? Here are 5 cool ways to do it in 2021

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Haven't got time to rewatch all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Try these five themed rewatches, with detailed episode guides for each.

China Plans Security Checks for Tech Companies Listing Overseas

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27NYT > Technology / 10h
The proposed rules would close a gap that let the ride-hailing company Didi go public on Wall Street before assuring Beijing that its data was safe.

American Airlines Refused Boarding To Turkish Fitness Model Over Revealing Clothes

100+View from the Wing / 10h
Deniz Saypinar, the first Turkish woman to become an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness pro and the first non-American to win the US National Bikini Fitness Competition, is a fitness model with over 1 million followers on Instagram. American Airlines denied her boarding on a flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Miami on Thursday because they found her attire too revealing. In an Ins

Is it time to ditch your wallet? The pros and cons of mobile payments

21The Points Guy / 10h
We’ve all probably done it. In a rush to get out the door, you leave an essential item on the kitchen table. For me, it’s generally my wallet, which used to be the biggest problem when it came to buying lunch that day. These days I purposefully leave my wallet at home and opt instead to carry only my phone, using the mobile wallet function. It has become my newest lifeline, containing everything

8 Reasons To Get The British Airways Visa

51One Mile at a Time / 10h
The British Airways Visa Signature® Card is one of the better co-branded airline credit cards out there. It’s a card that’s in my wallet , and that I get substantial value out of. While I’ve written a detailed review of the British Airways Visa , in this post I wanted to focus on some of the main reasons you should consider getting this card. Why You Should Get The British Airways Visa Card The B

How hot is too hot for the human body?

100+MIT Technology Review / 10h
Climate change is making extreme heat more common and more severe, as we’ve seen in the heat waves that have swept the western US for the past two weeks. Some climate models predict that swaths of the globe will become inhospitable to humans in the next century. But what makes a place unlivable isn’t as straightforward as a specific temperature, and even accounting for humidity doesn’t fully expl

Paleontologists discover new extinct pseudo-horse species

SlashGear / 10h
In modern times there are only a handful of mammals that belong to the same family as the horse, including horses, donkeys, and zebras. However, millions of years ago, hypomorph mammals were much more diverse than they are in modern times. Paleontologists have now discovered two new extinct pseudo-horse mammals that lived about 37 million years ago. A recent study … Continue reading

Iconic Yellowstone Park Faces Startling Climate Threats

100+Wired / 10h
A new report details global warming’s effect on the national park and its surroundings, including everything from its forests to the Old Faithful geyser.

Samsung's Galaxy A32 5G Raises the Bar for Sub-$300 Phones

24Wired / 10h
From two-day battery life to reliable cameras, this Android smartphone is the renaissance gadget in a world of cheap phones.

Save Big On This Top Micro Book Library And Get $30 In Store Credit

Futurism / 10h
Books have proven resilient in the face of technological change. There’s so much demand for reading material we’re creating robot authors . And yet this also means it’s a struggle to read them all. The 12min Micro Book Library helps you sort out what’s worth digging deeper into, and right now, you can get $30 in credit in our store when you sign up. 12min collected 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Pl

Quest for “green” cement draws big name investors to $300B industry

54Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The hope is future concrete can be a lot more environmentally friendly than concrete put down in 1972. (credit: Denver Post via Getty Images ) For Bryan Kalbfleisch, cement is a way of life. “I was born and raised in the ready-mix concrete business,” says the New Jersey-based chief executive, explaining his father worked in the sector for 40 years. “I was the kind of kid who could opera

Voxi's latest SIM only deals offer 15GB for £10/pm and unlimited social media

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SIM only deals from Voxi are looking especially tempting right now, offering top level value across a couple of plans.

Here's an early look at all the devices Samsung is launching on August 11

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The event that Samsung is reportedly holding on August 11 is looking like it'll be a packed one.

Let's talk about that mysterious baddie in 'Black Widow'

21Mashable / 11h
Black Widow boasts some of the best non-CGI action the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen in a long time, and that's thanks in no small part to a brand new character: Taskmaster. Though the casting was kept secret, Taskmaster was a known part of Black Widow 's plot. When the character first shows up in the film, it's with the thunderous and menacing might of a certain Winter Soldier many years ag

Samsung has a free TV service and you can now watch it online

SlashGear / 11h
If you own a Samsung mobile device or smart TV, you have access to a free streaming TV service called Smart TV Plus. According to Samsung, it offers more than 160 channels on this free service, though many tend to be minor offerings like People TV and Crime 360. That aside, those who enjoy the content can now also access … Continue reading

Barty vs Pliskova live stream: how to watch Wimbledon Women's Final tennis free and from anywhere

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World number one will play the Czech eighth seed. Here's how to watch Wimbledon tennis online and get a Ashleigh Barty vs Karolina Pliskova live stream.

Loki promised one type of TV show, then delivered a worse one

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Loki started out as a weird sci-fi spin on a detective series, but quickly morphed into an incoherent adventure show.

The Garmin Forerunner 55 is the best watch for new runners – and here's why

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If you run, you are a runner – and the right watch can help you enjoy your new hobby and achieve your early goals.

Why Do Gamers Love Speedrunning So Much Anyway?

35Wired / 11h
Between marathons on Twitch and the annual Games Done Quick event, watching people rush to complete games in minutes rather than hours is a compelling pastime.

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Cameras, and More

24Wired / 11h
It's hot outside. Cool off indoors and pass the time with these discounted Switch games, wireless earbuds, and more.

China's Nationalistic ‘Wolf Warriors’ Blast Foes on Twitter

74Wired / 11h
Diplomats hurl insults and mock enemies in screeds that often appear aimed at a domestic audience, even though the social media service is blocked in China.

Best iOS and Android apps we used in 2021 (so far)

21Mashable / 11h
Yes, everyone downloaded TikTok this year. But there are plenty of other iOS and Android apps worth using. Whether we needed to chill out, do some work, or get some fresh air, here are the best apps that the Mashable staff used in 2021. Best app for new homeowners Angi ( iOS , Android ) Angi launched in March 2021, but it may be familiar to some. Formerly known as Angie's List or HomeAdvisor, the

What You Need to Know About Color Theory for Great Photos

How-To Geek / 11h
Color is one of the most important elements of photography, but also one of the most awkward to learn how to use in your photos. Unlike controlling your camera, it’s not a mechanical skill that you can master with a bit of practice. Color takes theory to understand—so let’s get started. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Virgin broadband deal offers £50 cash incentives, low costs and fast speeds

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Virgin's broadband deals lead the market right now with fast speeds, cash incentives and affordable pricing.

New MacBook Pros still on target for later in 2021, rumor claims

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Rumors are flying about the redesigned MacBook Pro models, and this latest nugget comes from a respected Apple leaker.

See wild, stunning creatures just found in the unexplored deep ocean

54Mashable / 12h
The deep sea enchants . Every deep sea expedition returns with footage of new, rare, and/or alien-like creatures . One of the latest such journeys, undertaken by marine researchers aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s 272-foot research vessel Falkor, just brought back vivid footage of life around the protected Phoenix Islands Archipelago , located in the remote Pacific Ocean. Take, for example, t

Wales vs Argentina live stream: how to watch rugby free and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Wayne Pivac's men face challenging Pumas test in first of two matches in Cardiff. Here's how to get a Wales vs Argentina live stream and watch the rugby union international online today.

Why website uptime and speed tests aren't as important as you think

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There are reasons to be cautious about putting too much stock in website uptime and speed tests.

Nintendo Switch OLED burn-in: do you need to worry?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
OLED expert Michael Helander says burn-in shouldn't be an issue, given OLED panel improvements over the past decade.

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

SlashGear / 12h
The tech community was expecting a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch but on July 6 an OLED model was announced as the fourth major release of the handheld console. Called Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the new version of Nintendo handheld game console is a bit of a subjective choice depending on whether you already own the Switch or you’re … Continue reading