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Mathematicians Prove Symmetry of Phase Transitions

4KWired / 8h
At critical moments, rotational invariance is a universal property across many physical systems.

Branson Beats Jeff Bezos to Space, Aiming to Open Space Tourism

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2KNYT > Technology / 2h
The successful trip was the first in a series to the edge of space and beyond by billionaire entrepreneurs that seek to make human spaceflight more routine.

Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson complete first fully crewed spaceflight

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500+Engadget / 4h
After tragedy , multiple delays and plenty of rivalry, Virgin Galactic has completed its first fully crewed spaceflight. The Unity 22 mission saw founder Richard Branson join Beth Moses, Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla aboard SpaceShipTwo as they tested the spacecraft and conducted experiments. Branson , as you might guess, was there both for the prestige and to gauge the "private astronaut expe

Las Vegas Airport 101: A guide to the lounges at LAS

The Points Guy / 29min
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is located minutes from the strip and is five miles south of downtown Las Vegas. It is the ninth busiest airport in the United States, serving over 51 million passengers in 2019. It serves as a focus city for Allegiant, Frontier, Southwest and Spirit. LAS is divided into two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 solely serves domestic flig

Scientists Create Flexible Ice That Can Bend Like a Wire

80Futurism / 35min
Elastic Ice Microfibers Chinese scientists have been able to develop thin strands of ice that can bend and curl. The researchers describe it as “elastic ice microfibers,” according to a new paper of their findings published in the journal Science . Instead of being brittle and breaking under pressure, the ice instead bends like wire — and it honestly looks really trippy. Check out a video of the

A 'Mario 64' auction ended at $1.56 million, smashing a record 'Zelda' set days earlier

Mashable / 54min
If you thought $870,000 was a lot to spend on a copy of The Legend of Zelda then you're not going to believe this latest development from the world of video game auctions. Super Mario 64 , the beloved and top-selling Nintendo 64 launch game, sold at auction for $1,560,000 . Yes, on the same day that one of Earth's billionaires launched into space on the wings of a weird, self-aggrandizing infomer

How to delete books from Kindle

Mashable / 54min
If you're running out of storage on your Kindle or if your Kindle is becoming overrun with past reads, you might want to clean up your storage. Kindle is Amazon's e-book service where you can access books you bought through Amazon, as well as e-books checked out from the library. Kindle is both a e-book device and an app that can be downloaded on any device. Follow the steps below to learn how to

Virgin Galactic sweepstakes lets you win tickets to space

70Engadget / 58min
Now that Virgin Galactic has flown its founder to the edge of space , it's ready to give everyday people a chance at a similar trip. Virgin and Omaze have announced a sweepstakes that lets you win two seats aboard "one of the first" commercial spaceflights. While you can enter for free, donating to Space for Humanity (a charity making spaceflight more accessible) will give you more entries. The s

Super Mario 64 cartridge sells at auction for record-breaking $1.5 million

SlashGear / 1h
On Friday, it was announced that a new game cartridge auction record had been set with the sale of The Legend of Zelda for NES at $870,000. Now, only two days later, that record has already been broken with another high-figure auction, this one involving an unopened copy of Super Mario 64 sold earlier today. The auction was conducted by … Continue reading

Netflix Debuts Second Teaser Trailer for New Anime Series Spriggan

21Gizmodo / 1h
Netflix is giving new life to the anime Spriggan , and a second teaser trailer has officially hit the internet. Read more...

How to download Twitter videos

Mashable / 1h
Twitter is not a video-sharing app — it's for text, and don't you forget that. The platform makes it notoriously difficult to download a video that was posted on a tweet. So, if you want to share a video, usually that means you'll have to share the whole tweet along with it. Sure, you can always screen record , save the recording, edit it down to the clip, and save it that way. But that's quite a

Clubhouse and TED will team up to deliver audio-only TED Talks

Mashable / 1h
Clubhouse is teaming up with TED to bring exclusive TED talks to your phone. The news was announced Sunday, and the first talks will launch Monday in the official TED Clubhouse room . These talks will only be available to Clubhouse users. "For nearly 40 years TED has brought the world’s preeminent ideas, imaginations and voices to audiences," Clubhouse programming's Kelly Stoetzel, a former TED h

Xbox Series X restock: it's officially easier to find in stock – here's how to buy it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Xbox Series X isn't nearly as elusive as before, and if you find it in stock in the next two weeks, you shouldn't have a problem buying it.

How to repost on Instagram

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Mashable / 1h
Instagram is a bit of an anomaly in the social media marketplace in that it doesn't offer a native option to share other users' content. While you can easily retweet on Twitter, or hit the "Share" button on Facebook, Instagram gives you no such choices. Instagram maintains this is a strategy to protect copyright and content, but if your only motive is to share something awesome with your follower

Another Hotel Housekeeper Averts Mass Shooting As Hilton Guts The Service

View from the Wing / 1h
Daily housekeeping at full service hotels: tired, wired, or inspired? Continue reading ...

The US Military Says China Is Developing Anti-Satellite Weapons

300+Futurism / 2h
Dazzling to Jamming Top US intelligence officials warn that China is developing advanced weapons technology designed to hinder or destroy orbiting satellites. Rear Admiral Michael Studeman issued the warning during a webinar for an intelligence-security trade group last week, according to Bloomberg . He said that China is creating weapons with abilities that range from “dazzling to jamming, to ki

Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson celebrate launch of first passengers into space

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37TechCrunch / 2h
Virgin Galactic has successfully taken its first passengers to space, including its billionaire founder Richard Branson. The event, at Spaceport America in New Mexico, was a field day for press and employees, complete with an early-morning Khalid set and hero walk by Branson and the crew. “Just imagine a world where people of all ages, all backgrounds, from anywhere, of any gender, of any ethnici

Richard Branson goes to space: Virgin Galactic’s ‘Unity’ lands safely in New Mexico

400+The Points Guy / 2h
Sir Richard Branson and a crew of five successfully flew the Virgin Galactic space plane Unity 50 miles above the Earth, landing safely in Spaceport America, N.M., at around 11:30 a.m. EDT. The hour-long flight was the culmination of a quest to fly into space that began in 2004. Branson, two pilots and three mission specialists were flown eight miles above the Earth by the aircraft VMS Eve, named

'Black Widow' made $60 million from Disney+ viewers during its opening weekend

300+Engadget / 2h
Disney+ has been shy about divulging sales for Premier Access movies like Mulan , but it's now eager to brag. As AV Club reports , Disney has revealed that Marvel blockbuster Black Widow raked in more than $60 million in estimated revenue solely from customers paying $30 each for Premier Access. That's more than a quarter of the roughly $215 million Disney expected to make from all sources, inclu

Blink and you’ll miss it: Philadelphia’s Motto by Hilton at Rittenhouse Square

The Points Guy / 2h
“Did we pass it?” I asked my Uber driver. A quick glance at the map on the phone told me we had indeed — not surprising once I saw the modest entrance at the Motto By Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. But that shouldn’t stop you from considering this property for your next stay in the City of Brotherly Love . (Photo by Jane Frye/The Points Guy) A recent trip to check out the new property in

Branson Beats Jeff Bezos to Space, Aiming to Open Space Tourism

2KNYT > Technology / 2h
The successful trip was the first in a series to the edge of space and beyond by billionaire entrepreneurs that seek to make human spaceflight more routine.

Some Chevy and GMC trucks have been recalled for another airbag issue

SlashGear / 2h
Airbag issues have plagued the automotive industry for years in the wake of the defective airbags produced by Takata that led to multiple deaths. GM has now announced that trucks under both the GMC and Chevrolet brands have been recalled due to another airbag issue. This recall concerns trucks with airbags along the roof rails that can deploy without the … Continue reading

'Black Widow' combines box office and Disney+ for a wild $215 million opening

100+Mashable / 2h
Did anyone actually expect the first Marvel movie in more than two years to not do well? Black Widow officially arrived on Friday, bringing some big-budget Marvel hype to the silver screen, and walking away from its opening weekend with an estimated $80 million in U.S. ticket sales. But that's only a partial picture. There was another (also estimated, Sunday's not over yet folks) $78 million earn

Beat the heatwave by escaping to these 8 US cities

The Points Guy / 2h
Phoenix. Las Vegas. Tucson. Riverside, Calif. And San Antonio. These are the top five hottest cities in the United States, according to Accuweather . But places that aren’t known for high temperatures — including Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington state — have seen temperatures that in some places, topped those in the hottest cities. It’s summer and you want

Experts Say Elon Musk’s Florida Tunnel Might Be a Soggy Mess

200+Futurism / 3h
Tunnel Flood Risk Experts have a warning for Elon Musk and the city of Fort Lauderdale: The underground tunnel they want to build could turn into a big soggy, wet headache for everyone involved. City officials from Fort Lauderdale, Florida accepted a proposal from Musk’s Boring Company last week to build an underground tunnel from the downtown area to the beach, according to Recode . The tunnel w

VR effectively reduces pain during uncomfortable medical procedure

SlashGear / 3h
Another study has found that using a virtual reality headset can potentially reduce pain or discomfort during medical procedures. The findings indicate that such technology may have a place in hospitals and doctor’s offices, possibly increasing compliance with painful medical procedures that patients may otherwise avoid. The latest research on this topic is being presented at the European Associa

How to Download YouTube Subtitles for Transcripts of Your Favorite Tutorials

Lifehacker / 3h
When you’re taking a course on YouTube or watching a recipe video, there’ll be times when you’ll want to save the spoken content in text so that you can refer to it later...but typing everything yourself is too much of a headache. When you’re stuck in this situation, you can do two things: You can use YouTube’s… Read more...

Back to school sale alert: the Surface Pro 7 gets a massive $260 price cut at Best Buy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
If you're on the hunt for back to school deals, we've spotted the Surface Pro 7 on sale for just $699 at Best Buy.

Unpacking that ‘Black Widow’ credits scene and what it means for Marvel's future

Mashable / 3h
Black Widow is now in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access, and it's an action-packed film worthy of Natasha Romanoff herself . Though it’s more of a standalone story than any other Marvel movie, Black Widow does spend its last moments setting up the future of the MCU in more ways than one. The post-credits scene shows Yelena (Florence Pugh) visiting Nat’s grave after the events of Infinit

How Retail Zipline’s Series A pitch deck ticked every box for Emergence Capital

37TechCrunch / 3h
Melissa Wong spent more than a decade working for major retail brands before founding Retail Zipline. That kind of outrageous advantage — a complete understanding of the industry — is something that investors struggle to resist in a vertical SaaS company. At least, according to Emergence Capital investor Lotti Siniscalco. Wong and Siniscalco joined us on a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live and

More Power Lines or Rooftop Solar Panels: The Fight Over Energy’s Future

200+NYT > Technology / 3h
The president and energy companies want new transmission lines to carry electricity from large solar and wind farms. Some environmentalists and homeowners are pushing for smaller, more local systems.

Richard Branson Reaches Space on Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity

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2KWired / 3h
The historic flight is only the second time that the rocket plane has carried people.

'FIFA 22' brings more realistic soccer to next-gen consoles on October 1st

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38Engadget / 3h
EA isn't just giving Madden NFL players an upgrade if they play on next-gen consoles. The published has unveiled FIFA 22 , and its centerpiece is a new "HyperMotion" system that reportedly provides more realistic animation and gameplay when you game on a PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X / S or Google Stadia . The technology uses machine learning to produce animations in real time, leading to more "o

Pet Sematary is Getting a Prequel and Casting is Underway

91Gizmodo / 4h
The Pet Sematary prequel film casting is upon us. Read more...

Not so all-inclusive: Here’s how to decide when resort upcharges make sense

The Points Guy / 4h
Prix fixe tasting room dining concepts helmed (at least on paper) by Michelin-starred chefs . Access to private pools and beach areas, designated restaurants and 24/7 lounges stocked with food and beverages. Upcharges for premium spirits and wines. Seems like the term “all-inclusive” doesn’t really mean the same thing these days. Sign up to receive the daily TPG newsletter for more travel news! B

New soft robot has optimized swimming properties

SlashGear / 4h
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design have combined two different approaches to create an integrated workflow to develop novel automated processes for designing and fabricating custom soft robots. The method the team developed can be applied to other kinds of soft robots allowing mechanical properties to be tailored in an easy and accessible manner. Soft robots are …

Man Arrested for Selling Insider Trading Info on Dark Web

100+Futurism / 4h
Apostolos the Bull The SEC and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have indicted a man for selling insider trading information on the dark web. Apostolos Trovias, a 30-year-old Greek national, was arrested in Peru after being charged for using dark web marketplaces to sell insider trading information, according to The Verge . Trovias posted on the marketplaces under the pseudonym “The Bull.” Takin

Chill Out in Thor's Bachelor Apartment With This New LEGO Set

100+How-To Geek / 4h
Avengers: Endgame is nearly a perfect superhero movie. And Thor’s spiral depression into an out-of-shape sad man living in a bachelor pad might be one of the highlights. Now you can own his New Asgard apartment in LEGO form. And at $29.99, it won’t even break the bank! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Bounce Back After a Job Rejection and Land the Right Job

81Lifehacker / 4h
If you found this article, you probably just went through a series of job interviews somewhere, thought you got along well with the hiring managers and were not only qualified, but a great fit for the company’s culture, then got a devastating—and maybe even inexplicable —rejection. Read more...

Four Chase Partners I Won’t Transfer Points To

View from the Wing / 4h
Chase points are very valuable. I had a strong seven figure balance and yet I look to accumulate them whenever I can - whether via initial bonuses or by putting as much spending as possible that earns double or triple points or more. And I'm careful about them because of their usefulness. You can spend them directly for travel, use the 'pay yourself back' feature for statement credits, or you can

Paleontologists describe a new iguanodon-like dinosaur

SlashGear / 4h
A group of researchers has discovered and described in new iguanodon-like dinosaur. The new species of dinosaur was identified from a jawbone fossil discovered in Spain. The dinosaur was likely a 6 to 8-meter long herbivore closely related to species found in modern-day China and Niger. The discovery represents a new styracosternan ornithopod genus and species and was described based … Continue r

Billionaire Richard Branson heads to space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

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100+Mashable / 4h
In a wild and expensive spectacle, the 70-year-old British founder of Virgin Galactic, billionaire Sir Richard Branson, launched into space on Sunday morning aboard a Virgin Galactic flight and returned home safely. The flight was pushed back 90 minutes from its original takeoff time because overnight weather at Spaceport America in New Mexico delayed some of the flight preparations, but they end

BREAKING: Richard Branson Successfully Flies to Space on Virgin Rocket

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9KFuturism / 4h
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has successfully flown to space and safely landed back to Earth. The 70-year-old billionaire rode aboard the V.S.S. Unity rocket plane on Sunday morning. Unity took off from Spaceport America in New Mexico, and was carried by another plane up, dubbed Mothership Eve, to roughly 50,000 feet before being released. The craft then ignited its rockets and acceler

Where to sit when flying JetBlue’s A321LR to and from London

84The Points Guy / 4h
Come Aug. 11, 2021, travelers will have a posh new option for flights across the Atlantic. On that date, JetBlue is planning to begin flying nonstop between New York-JFK and London Heathrow (LHR), with an ultra-premium plane offering a grand total of just 138 seats. Service to London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) will follow , launching on Sept. 29. Compared with many of the other planes flying on this

How to Change the Watch Face on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

How-To Geek / 5h
Even more than phones, smartwatches reflect our personal styles. The band and watch face that you choose are out on display for everyone to see. If you have a Samsung Galaxy watch, changing the watch face is a simple process. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Unique Puzzle Lights Up When You Manage to Find a Correct Piece

How-To Geek / 5h
Dedicating your dining room table to a puzzle can be a fun and relaxing experience, but only if you have the attention span to see it through. That’s why Nadieh Bremer invented the Nova, a puzzle platform that works anywhere in your home plays a lights show when you find a correct piece. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fossilized ancient ostrich eggshell shines a light on extreme climate change

SlashGear / 5h
The ostrich has been around for thousands of years, and researchers have found evidence in ancient ostrich eggshells about extreme climate change that faced the ostrich and the early ancestors of humans. In the research, scientists found parts of the interior of South Africa that are dry and sparsely populated today were wetland and grassland between 250,000 and 350,000 years … Continue reading

An iPad mini redesign 'should be a go' for this fall

72Engadget / 5h
You might not have to wait much longer for an (arguably overdue) iPad mini redesign . As 9to5Mac learned , Bloomberg 's historically accurate Mark Gurman claimed in his latest "Power On" newsletter that the revamped small tablet "should be a go" for a fall launch. While Gurman didn't share more details of the design, he previously claimed Apple would drop the home button and offer slimmed bezels

How to Figure Out Your Face Shape (and Why You Should)

Lifehacker / 5h
If you’ve come across references to face shape, it was likely while shopping for glasses, or looking up haircuts—both of which come with recommendations based on the shape of a person’s face. But what if your face shape isn’t obvious? And what if it doesn’t fall neatly into one specific category? Here’s what you need… Read more...

WATCH: Win an E30 Box Shape with Monster!

Popular Mechanics / 5h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Predictions for open source and cloud over the months ahead

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
It’s no secret that public cloud has exponentially grown in recent years but what is particularly exciting is the acceleration of open source adoption too.

Hilton hotel adds surcharge for using a credit card — Will this become a trend?

500+The Points Guy / 5h
A funny thing happened to TPG readers Isaac Burgin and Kendra Wallace during recent stays at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Vermont: Both were charged a “credit card surcharge tax” every time they swiped their cards to pay for hotel charges. The surcharge tax was particularly galling to Wallace, who has Hilton Diamond elite status — and paid the hotel bill with her Hilton Honors American

Suzuki Jimny Light Commercial Vehicle rolls into the UK

SlashGear / 5h
In the United States, the Suzuki automobile brand is no more. Fans of the Suzuki Jimmy from the 80s all around the US have been saddened after seeing the latest version of the Suzuki Jimny turn up in other parts of the world that we can’t have. Car shoppers in the UK looking for a new small 4×4 can now … Continue reading

How to turn on and access your App Privacy Report in iOS 15

Mashable / 6h
We're all aware that our apps are collecting our personal data, but wouldn't you like to know just how often they're peeping in? Apple's new App Privacy Report , which is set to arrive with iOS 15 , creates a summary of all the times your installed apps have collected your data over a seven-day period. This report includes information regarding access to your location, microphone, photos, and con

How to Embed Files and Calendar Events in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 6h
Including related files and calendar events in Google Docs is easier than ever. With Smart Chips, you can quickly embed a file from Google Drive, Sheets, or Slides, or a Google Calendar event. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Who is the Nintendo Switch OLED really for?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The new Nintendo Switch OLED comes with a prettier screen, but not much else to encourage existing owners to upgrade.

How to Create Your Own Cutting Garden for Endless Bouquets

Lifehacker / 6h
As rewarding as it is to care for a houseplant and watch it change and grow, there’s something special about how a bouquet of fresh flowers brightens a room. And while arrangements of cut flowers are typically given for special occasions, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to one with some of your favorite blooms.… Read more...

Marriott Earn Extra Elite Nights And Hawaii Class Action Settlement

View from the Wing / 6h
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 ...

Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly to Central America for 12,500 American miles or less

The Points Guy / 6h
Central America is a popular region for American tourists. No matter which country you pick, from Belize to Panama, you can experience vibrant and dynamic cultures with some of the world’s best food, nightlife and historical sites. Better yet, Central America is close to home. You can reach most Central American countries in just a couple of hours from most major U.S. cities on a nonstop flight.

6 Reasons To Get The Citi Premier Card

80One Mile at a Time / 6h
The $95 annual fee Citi Premier ® Card ( review ) is in my opinion the most rewarding mid-range credit card. While many people might be familiar with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ), the Citi Premier is an overlooked competitor (or complement, depending on how you look at it). In this post, I wanted to share six reasons you should get the Citi Premier, if you don’t yet have it, as t

How much shipping can we get through a warming Arctic?

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / As the world continues to warm, scenes like this will occur for a smaller fraction of the year. (credit: Alexander Ryumin / Getty Images ) Traveling by boat through Canada's Arctic waters is no easy feat. Beyond the ice and the cold, the region is one of the most complex geographies on Earth, containing some 36,000 islands of varying size. But the nature of the Arctic is shifting thanks

Scientists say climate change impacted the body and brain size of humans

SlashGear / 6h
Researchers led by the University of Cambridge and Tübingen published a new study that looks at the changing climate and how it impacted the body size of Homo sapiens and our ancient ancestors. Researchers gathered measurements from brain and body size of over 300 fossils from the genus Homo that have been discovered across the globe. Combining data on the … Continue reading

The next MacBook Pros are rumored to be getting a 1080p webcam upgrade

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
One of the upgrades on the new 14-inch and 16-inch models could be a better quality FaceTime camera.

How to create a Tab Group in Safari with iOS 15

Mashable / 6h
It's okay to admit that you constantly have too many tabs open in Safari — we're all guilty of it. Thankfully, iOS 15 (currently available as developer and public betas ) has a solution for that: Tab Groups. True to its name, Tab Groups allows you to not only save tabs but also group them together according to certain topics and categories. That way, you won't have to swipe through a mess of tabs

Creepypasta and the search for the ghost in the machine

Ars Technica / 7h
Lavender Town is quite eerie, in fairness. It was the music, they said, that drove the children to madness. The eerie, detuned soundtrack to Pokémon Red ’s Lavender Town contained harmful sonic irregularities played at such high frequencies that only the youngest players could hear them. In extreme cases, these could alter brain chemistry and trigger psychosis—after playing the game, hundreds of

How to Turn Off the Xbox Series X|S

How-To Geek / 7h
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles include an Instant-On mode enabled by default, so when you turn off your Xbox, it goes in standby mode. We’ll show you several ways to fully power it down. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lesson Learned: I Gave Up My Pixel for a Galaxy S21 and I Hate It

How-To Geek / 7h
Although Google’s Pixel smartphones typically aren’t the most powerful, they consistently pack the most intuitive and thoughtful software on the market. So, what on Earth was I thinking when I traded in my Pixel 4a for Samsung’s terrible Galaxy S21? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Can People Still Play the Same Games as They Get Older?

100+Wired / 7h
Action genre veterans may struggle with the pace and complexity of modern games, but they have no intention of hanging up their controllers.

How Lego Perfected the Recycled Plastic Brick

500+Wired / 7h
After 72 years and billions of interlocking polymer toy bricks, the company finally has an eco-friendly alternative.

Biden Wants the FCC to Fix Net Neutrality—but It Can't Yet

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24Wired / 7h
The FCC won't be able to do most of the things the president encouraged in his executive order until he nominates a fifth commissioner.

Will you need a COVID-19 booster shot in the future?

66The Points Guy / 7h
Nearly 70% of U.S. adults have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but a rapidly spreading variant has some people concerned about whether a booster shot may be needed in the future. Pfizer announced on Thursday it would seek emergency authorization for a third dose of its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, 84 million Americans have received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. For more TPG n

Use This Site to Find the Closest Beaches With the Best Amenities

Lifehacker / 7h
One of the best parts of traveling is getting to discover new places. Sure, there are the well-known attractions you’ll find at the top of TripAdvisor’s “Things to Do” section, but there is plenty more out there—if you know where to look—and beaches are no exception. Read more...

Tencent taps facial recognition to stop kids in China from gaming past curfew

SlashGear / 7h
Tencent has announced that it is now using facial recognition to enforce China’s gaming curfew for minors, one that forces them to play games only during allotted hours during the day and to turn off their games by 10 PM. The law, which has proven controversial within China and beyond, doesn’t apply to adults. In November 2019, China’s government announced … Continue reading

How to Leave a Google Review

How-To Geek / 7h
Like Yelp, Google lets you leave reviews, and everyone can see them right on Google Maps. You can review almost any location, from a local business to a hiking trail or historical landmark. All you need is a Google account. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Watch Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight here at 10:30AM ET (updated)

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100+Engadget / 8h
Later today, Virgin Galactic will attempt to fly its founder and billionaire Richard Branson , as well as five other individuals, to the edge of space. You can watch the entire Unity 22 mission unfold here, the company’s website , as well as Facebook , Twitter and YouTube . The company hasn’t released an itemized schedule for Sunday’s flight yet. But should Virgin Galactic stick to its usual flig

First Class Passenger Duct Taped And Gagged After Trying To Flee Aircraft Midflight

88View from the Wing / 8h
A first class passenger on American Airlines flight 1774 from Dallas to Charlotte on Tuesday was duct taped into her seat after reportedly attacking flight attendants and trying to open an aircraft door during the flight. Continue reading ...

'Loki' composer Natalie Holt wrote that glorious theme without ever seeing the show

Mashable / 9h
The jury's still out on where Loki will rank in the growing Marvel television universe, but Natalie Holt's musical score has been a mind-blowing highlight since episode 1. A British composer who grew up playing violin, Holt gives Loki a sound that is at once eerie and playful — the most perfect musical accompaniment we can imagine for the God of Mischief in his first solo outing. Mashable spoke w

Here's how to stop the climate change anxiety spiral and make a difference

Mashable / 9h
The monarch butterfly, known for its distinctive orange color, is now on the verge of extinction. Numbering in the millions in the 1980s, the monarch population has been in steep decline thanks to habitat loss, pesticide use , and climate change . So, in fall 2020, when I spied several monarch caterpillars feasting on a neighbor's milkweed plant, I excitedly pointed them out to my young daughters

Researchers find COVID-19 case that involved two variants at the same time

SlashGear / 9h
A new study reports the discovery of an elderly woman in Belgium who had been infected with two SARS-CoV-2 variants at the same time. The patient, who sadly died from the virus only days after being admitted to the hospital, tested positive for both the “UK” and “South African” variants of COVID-19, making it an exceedingly rare case. The unique … Continue reading

The ‘king of fraud’ who commanded an army of millions

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Aleksandr Zhukov and his co-conspirators executed one of the largest ad fraud operations the world has ever seen.

Djokovic vs Berrettini live stream: how to watch Wimbledon Men's Final tennis free and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Serbian world number 1 could clinch his 20th Grand Slam title. Here's how to watch Men's singles final tennis online and get a Novak Djokovic vs Matteo Berrettini live stream.

A New Tool Shows How Google Results Vary Around the World

60Wired / 9h
Search Atlas displays three sets of links—or images—from different countries for any search.

How to Smarten Up Your Home With Alexa Routines

30Wired / 9h
Use simple commands to have Amazon's voice assistant trigger actions like dimming the bedroom lights or reading the headlines.

How to Make Your Web Searches More Secure and Private

89Wired / 9h
What you look for online is up to you—just make sure no one else is taking a peek.

What Does “RGB” Mean, and Why Is It All Over Tech?

How-To Geek / 9h
Have you ever heard a PC enthusiast talk about how important “RGB” is and wondered why? It’s all about colors. Read on to learn about the hottest tech design trend among gamers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Windows 11 blocks testers from using classic Windows 10 Start menu

25TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A workaround to revert to the traditional Start menu has been removed from the latest preview of Windows 11.

Google Pixel 5a distinctly closer to launch, full details

SlashGear / 10h
FCC filing for a number of smartphone models assigned to Google’s forthcoming mid-ranger have recently appeared. When an upcoming phone makes it through FCC certification, it becomes evident that its release date is just around the corner. Even though the database doesn’t divulge much in context to specs, it does suggest that the phone is Pixel 5a 5G and its … Continue reading

The next Amazon Echo could use radar to track your sleep

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Amazon wants to use radar sensors in its upcoming products, specifically to keep an eye on your sleep quality.

Save on a refurbished fifth-gen iPad this weekend

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TL;DR: Keep yourself entertained this summer with this refurbished Apple iPad 5th Gen As of July 11, grab one for only $319.99 . Still haven't grabbed yourself an iPad? Here's an opportunity: this refurbished Apple iPad 5th Gen from 2017. This model features a 9.7-inch screen and 128 GB of space. It's powered by a dual-core 18GHz Apple A9 processor with 4GB of RAM. Check out this unboxing video f

The Elicto Power Scrubber is the cleaning tool for all the odd jobs around your home

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TL;DR: Scrub down anything in your home with the Elicto ES-100 Power Scrubber , on sale for 7% off. As of July 11, get one for $110. When it comes to cleaning your home, you have designated tools for all the major moving parts. The vacuum handles the carpets. The duster handles the tops of fans and cabinets. The broom has the tile and hardwood floors covered. But what do you use when it comes tim

Save on a keyboard made of lasers (seriously)

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TL;DR: Work from your phone with the Serafim Keybo portable projection keyboard, which is on sale for 22% off. As of July 11, bring one home for $84.99. With everything we can accomplish on smartphones — working, texting, streaming, browsing, note-taking, shopping, etc. — they can almost replace our laptops. Key word: almost. If you put aside the small screen, the one thing our smartphones truly

This award-winning Zoom alternative will quickly become your go-to video meeting software

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TL;DR: Interact virtually with your coworkers, clients, or community with the ElevenSight Remote Engagement Platform . As of July 11, get a one-user unlimited subscription for only $34.99. If you’ve had it up to here (raises arm upward) with Zoom , but need a simple way to connect with clients, customers, and coworkers, look no further than the ElevenSight Remote Engagement Platform . While creat

Travel in style with these noise-cancelling wireless headphones

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TL;DR: As of July 11, snag these Highwave Quiet Edition headphones on sale for $59.95 — a 40% discount on their usual price of $99. You can work from anywhere if you have the right tools. If there are too many distractions around you to make your WFH life possible, all you need is a solid pair of wireless headphones that can block out the noise. With the Highwave Quiet Edition headphones , you ca

What We're Watching: Adam Savage's 'Tested' Blends Engineering and Pop Culture

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Anyone who ever watched the edutainment series Mythbusters is still probably trying to find a new show to fill the void that the nerdy and, admittedly, charismatic series left after it ceased in 2018. Fortunately, one of the hosts, Adam Savage, started Tested—a similar YouTube channel for curious minds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dodge Muscles Its Way into the World of Electric Cars

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Dodge recently revealed that it will make an all-electric muscle car at its recent 2021 Dodge Electric Vehicle Summit. The announcement didn’t share any details about the upcoming vehicle other than the fact it’s slated for 2024. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'The Legend of Zelda' Cartridge Sold For $870,000, Thanks Mom for Throwing Out My Copy

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I always knew my mother shouldn’t have thrown out my perfectly good Star Wars and He-Man toys, but now I realize I shouldn’t have let her toss my NES games either. A sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda just sold for $870,000, and sure my copy probably wasn’t worth that much, but I can still blame Mom. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Breathalyzer to Detect Covid-19? Scientists Are on It.

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Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come?

Should I buy a DJI drone in 2021?

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It's been a tumultuous year for DJI, so is the world's biggest drone maker still the best in its flying camera field?

14 Best Credit Card Offers July 2021

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Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards . As we continue to see a travel recovery, it’s a great time to start getting your points earning strategy in order, so you’re ready to plan your dream trip when the time is right. That’s especially true when you consider that we’re currently seeing