Wednesday, July 07, 2021

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Trump is suing Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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1KEngadget / 3h
As expected , former President Donald announced on Wednesday he plans to file class action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as the CEOs of each respective company. Trump announced the legal bid at a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, promising the case would lead to an "end of the shadow banning, a stop to the silencing and the cancelling that you know so well." Tru

Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging 'censorship'

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21KBBC News - Technology / 2h
The former president's accounts were suspended over safety concerns after the Capitol riots.

BMW's New Electric Scooter Will Zip You Into the Future

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100+How-To Geek / 1h
The future is now. BMW’s CE 04 electric scooter concept from last year is no longer a concept and officially goes on sale in 2022. With an edgy design that looks like a Cybertruck mixed with something from a Halo videogame, this electric scooter from BMW Motorrad will hit the urban streets with a top speed of 75 mph. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA’s Hubble repairs could get a whole lot riskier

SlashGear / 12min
NASA is in no hurry to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, all too aware that as the list of obvious candidates for the venerable instrument’s unexpected shutdown shortens, the risks of permanent damage increase. It’s been more than three weeks since Hubble abruptly went offline, the space telescope switching into safe mode and interrupting scientific research. Safe mode is, as … Continue reading

One Day, Black Holes Will Be All That's Left of This Star Cluster

Gizmodo / 17min
Some 80,000 light-years away, a group of black holes is slowly becoming the only show in town, according to a team of astronomers that recently modeled a globular cluster called Palomar 5. The cluster, which has streams of stars issuing from two arms on either side of it, will eventually be solely constituted by black… Read more...

Assassin’s Creed Infinity live service game confirmed as future of the franchise

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SlashGear / 19min
Earlier today, Bloomberg published an interesting report in which it claimed that Ubisoft was planning to transition the Assasin’s Creed series to a live service model rather than releasing new games every couple of years. What followed after that report was arguably even more interesting, as Ubisoft dropped official confirmation of the game right in our laps. So Assassin’s Creed … Continue readi

Call of Duty League is bringing fans back to live events

Engadget / 20min
Sixteen months after the last event with a live crowd, the Call of Duty League (CDL) is once again opening its doors to fans. The Stage V Major tournament takes place at the end of the month, and it will host the league's first live matches with fans since March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down everything. Major V + Fans 😉 Tickets on sale now 🎫 Show us y

AI Job Interview Software Can't Even Tell If You're Speaking English, Tests Find

Gizmodo / 23min
AI-powered job interview software may be just as bullshit as you suspect, according to tests run by the MIT Technology Review ’s “In Machines We Trust” podcast that found two companies’ software gave good marks to someone responding to an English-language interview in German. Read more...

Pakistan’s growing tech ecosystem is finally taking off

26TechCrunch / 23min
Mikal Khoso Contributor Mikal is an early-stage investor at Wavemaker Partners investing in startups across North America, MENA and Asia and author of the newsletter Emergent , analyzing one fast-growing startup in an emerging market every week. Pakistan, the world’s fifth most populous country, has been slow to adapt to the internet economy. Unlike other emerging economies such as China, India a

Adult ADHD Is Linked to a Ton of Serious Diseases

41Futurism / 29min
A shocking number of neurological, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal diseases seem to be linked to ADHD in adults, according to a massive new study. ADHD in adults remains critically understudied, especially when it comes to how the psychiatric condition impacts the rest of a patient’s overall health. But that could change — researchers have now identified a number of associated conditions and risk

American Express Now Offering Up To 90,000 Miles On New Delta Credit Cards, Plus Statement Credits

View from the Wing / 32min
American Express is running big limited-time offers for most of its Delta co-brand consumer cards. They'll run through July 28, 2021. You can earn as much as 90,000 miles, making for one of the most compelling offers we've seen, especially with the statement credits being offered too. Continue reading ...

How to Fix Apartments

Gizmodo / 35min
Roughly 40.1 million Americans live in apartments. For many, they’re living in the past. Read more...

The solar wind bubble that protects the Earth has been mapped for the first time

MIT Technology Review / 43min
In 2009, using NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, also known as IBEX, astronomers spied a strange ribbon-like structure dancing between our solar system and the rest of interstellar space. The discovery of the IBEX Ribbon, which is invisible to both telescopes and the human eye, was one of scientists’ first forays into understanding more about our heliosphere—a bubble-like shield made up of s

Former President Sues Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in Desperate Plea for Platform

Gizmodo / 47min
After getting “canceled” by them earlier this year, Donald Trump has announced a trifecta of class action lawsuits against Twitter, Google, and Facebook, thus generously giving Americans the opportunity to join our former POTUS in his valiant mission for personal revenge. Read more...

How to 'Train' Your Plants So They Grow Better

Lifehacker / 50min
When you first bring home a baby plant, you have all kinds of hopes and dreams for it. You can see its full, lush future potential—but in order to get there, it’s going to require a little training. The act of “training” plants—also known as husbandry —is the care and strengthening of plants. Certain techniques (wires,… Read more...

Fish Can Get Addicted to Methamphetamine

Gizmodo / 53min
When people consume drugs, they metabolize a good portion of them. But what isn’t metabolized can come out when people pee, and sewage treatment plants aren’t designed to filter those trace amounts of drugs out. That means these trace chemicals end up contaminating our waterways. In a study published in the Journal of… Read more...

Moderna enters clinical trials for its mRNA-based flu vaccine

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52Engadget / 56min
Moderna has injected its mRNA-derived vaccine for the seasonal flu into a human volunteer for the first time as part of a Phase 1/2 clinical study, the company announced on Wednesday. This is a very early test for the new vaccine technology, geared primarily towards building a baseline understanding of the treatment's "safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity," according to a Moderna release . m

Motorola one 5G UW ace now Verizon’s cheapest entry to 5G

SlashGear / 1h
Verizon just added the Motorola one 5G UW ace to their collection as their most affordable entry point into 5G connectivity. This device is made to be the least expensive way for any Verizon user to drop in on 5G (with Ultra Wideband connectivity) and Verizon Adaptive Sound. It’s also a pretty decent phone for $300 (or around $12.50 a … Continue reading

Blade Runner: Black Lotus' Cast Has Been Revealed

Gizmodo / 1h
The replicants are back, and this time they’re more animated than ever. Literally. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim just revealed the characters and international voice cast for the upcoming animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus . Yes, that Blade Runner . It’ll debut later this year with 13 episodes airing on both Adult… Read more...

Loki episode 6: will [spoiler] be revealed as the show's true villain?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Loki episode 6 will finally show us who's behind the TVA, and who's the real villain of the series.

The RTX 3080 may be back in stock at Best Buy soon – here's how to track it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The RTX 3080 is the hardest to find GPU, but the restock date for the graphics card may happen within the next 24 hours.

Scientists Intrigued by Possible Signs of Life on Saturn’s Moon

500+Futurism / 1h
The icy crust enveloping Saturn’s moon Enceladus has long fascinated astronomers. Evidence collected by NASA and the European Space Agency’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft suggests the shell could be hiding a massive subsurface ocean made up of briny water underneath it — which, tantalizingly, could potentially harbor life. According to a new study by a team from the University of Arizona and Paris S

Emirates Subtly Wages War On Credit Card Fees

24One Mile at a Time / 1h
Emirates has just launched a new payment option for customers, which could have major implications. Emirates Pay, new account-based payment method Emirates has just introduced Emirates Pay for customers in Germany and the United Kingdom, with plans to expand this to other countries soon. This is a new account-based payment method for purchasing airline tickets via This is a white-la

WellSaid attracts $10M A round for higher quality synthetic speech

46TechCrunch / 1h
WellSaid Labs, whose tools create synthetic speech that could be mistaken for the real thing, has raised a $10M Series A to grow the business. The company’s home-baked text-to-speech engine works faster than real time and produces natural-sounding clips of pretty much any length, from quick snippets to hours-long readings. WellSaid came out of the Allen Institute for AI incubator in 2019 , and it

Investors find European unicorns reluctant to join SPAC boom

32TechCrunch / 1h
The U.S. SPAC market kept rolling along this week with news that Satellogic will go public on the Nasdaq stock exchange thanks to a merger with a blank check company. The Earth-imagery-focused company is standard SPAC fare, with strong capital needs and distant revenues. It was not alone in pursuing the transaction type Tuesday, with news breaking that Nextdoor will also go public on the Nasdaq v

Citi Ventures head honcho Arvind Purushotham is coming to TC Early Stage

TechCrunch / 1h
Corporate venture capital used to get a bad rap. The money flowed from corporations into startups when times were good, and quickly disappeared when the market turned. But startups and corporations discovered something over time: They’re a lot stronger together no matter the market conditions. Most big companies can’t gain enough insight into what’s bubbling up in the market without deep ties to

Why the password isn’t dead quite yet

79Ars Technica / 1h
Not exactly a 25-character, randomized string of numbers, letters, cases, and symbols. (credit: Dan Goodin) There are certain sci-fi promises the future is supposed to hold: jetpacks , flying cars , a Mars colony . But there are also some seemingly more attainable goals that somehow also always feel just on the horizon. And one of the most tantalizing is the end of passwords. The good news is tha

9 burning questions before the 'Loki' finale

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Mashable / 1h
With only one episode left of Loki , a lot still has to happen. Episode 5 was one of the show's best yet, a vehicle that showcased the power of Loki the character and culminated in a spectacular battle in the void. We know that the Timekeepers were fake and the TVA is a sham, but this raises so many other questions. So much of the MCU hinges upon this final episode, and we can't wait to see it. H

Trump's baseless Big Tech lawsuit is all about fundraising

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21Mashable / 1h
Former President Donald Trump is filing a major class action lawsuit against Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs — who he calls "three real nice guys" — for violating the First Amendment. But it could be just another chance for Trump to keep grifting via fundraisers. "I stand before you this morning to announce a very important and very beautiful, I think, development for our freedom and ou

Juvenile drops summer anthem 'Vax That Thang Up'

Mashable / 1h
This summer we're vaxxed and waxed baby, and Juvenile is spreading the good word with a vaccine-themed remix of his 1998 party anthem "Back That Azz Up." BLK , a dating app for Black singles, produced the PSA in an effort to boost vaccination rates among young people. Mannie Fresh reprises his role (with a pro-vaccine twist), rapping "Girl you can be the queen / after quarantine / we could meet u

Michael Flynn's Family Claims They Weren't Reciting a Qanon Oath, Just Doing Some Family Bonding

Gizmodo / 1h
If you’ve ever been to a sleepover, you may have witnessed a family performing an eerie ritual, like holding hands before eating or playing charades after dinner. Michael Flynn’s family thing is firing up the grill, standing in a line, and reciting a famed QAnon oath—which was just a loving familial gesture that has… Read more...

Jamu Juice Is The Health Tonic Your Body Needs This Summer

How-To Geek / 1h
Every so often, an old health elixir resurfaces into popularity and becomes the talk of social media. This time, it’s the case of jamu juice, a South Asian herbal drink that delivers various health benefits with a punch. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

OnePlus Nord 2 5G Is a "Flagship Killer" Without a Flagship-Level Processor

How-To Geek / 1h
OnePlus is reviving its infamous “Flagship Killer” tagline for the newly-announced OnePlus Nord 2 5G, a device optimized for photography and gaming. This is the first time that OnePlus has christened a product with the “Flagship Killer” title since 2018, but early details on the Nord 2 5G and its custom MediaTek processor have failed to inspire OnePlus fans. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Will Give You 10 Days to Rollback from Windows 11 After Upgrading

How-To Geek / 1h
The only thing worse than realizing you don’t like something you bought is being stuck with it, unable to return to a better past. Likewise, Microsoft is offering customers 10 days to rollback to your previous operating system if you don’t like Windows 11 (or if your setup isn’t compatible). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Users can now sell unused domain names for cash with GoDaddy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
GoDaddy's new List for Sale service takes the hassle out of selling unused domain names and it's completely free to use.

Are Cloudy Egg Whites Safe to Eat?

Lifehacker / 1h
Unlike commercially produced, processed food and beverages, eggs can vary in appearance and composition quite a bit. They come out of a chicken, not a factory, which means these variations are to be expected, not only from chicken to chicken, but from egg to egg. I once bought a carton of eggs that had 11 double… Read more...

Didi’s Regulatory Troubles Might Just Be Getting Started

21NYT > Technology / 1h
After Beijing removed it from app stores over data concerns, the newly listed ride-hailing platform could face further scrutiny in China — and in the United States.

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch Lite: which Switch is right for you?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Want to know the difference between the Nintendo Switch OLED and Nintendo Switch Lite? We compare the two consoles so you can pick the right one for you.

Increasingly, the ULA-Blue Origin marriage is an unhappy one

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Jeff Bezos (right), the founder of Blue Origin and, and Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, display the BE-4 rocket engine during a press conference in 2014. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images ) In about two weeks Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will mark a triumphant moment after 21 years in the spaceflight business. He will climb aboard his New Shepard launch system, b

Rep. Katie Porter Calls for Investigation Into FDA Approval of Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

Gizmodo / 1h
Lawmakers are asking questions about the process that led the Food and Drug Administration to approve a controversial drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The latest is House Representative Katie Porter (D-CA), who released an open letter late Tuesday calling for the inspector general of Health and Human Services to… Read more...

An Estimated 1 Billion Sea Creatures Cooked to Death in the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

63Gizmodo / 1h
There’s bad news for crustacean lovers. Some researchers are estimating that more than 1 billion sea creatures—including clams, mussels, barnacles, and snails—basically cooked to death during the record Pacific Northwest heat wave . Read more...

Aer Lingus Visa Signature Card Review (2021)

One Mile at a Time / 1h
In this post I wanted to take a close look at the Aer Lingus Visa Signature ® Card , which is one of the lesser-known Chase cards . The card is currently offering its best new member bonus since being introduced in the US market a few years ago. It’s a card that many people haven’t had before, and also one that potentially offers a lot of value, so I think it’s worth being aware of. Let’s talk ab

Red Dead Online: Blood Money update revealed with new missions, NVIDIA DLSS

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SlashGear / 1h
Rockstar today revealed Blood Money, a new update on the way to Red Dead Online. Blood Money will be landing next week and will add two new mission types to the game: Crimes and Opportunities. On top of that, Rockstar also revealed that Red Dead Online will be getting new 25-mission battle passes in The Quick Draw Club, while both … Continue reading

Intel just pulled the plug on the hybrid chip for Microsoft’s Surface Neo

SlashGear / 1h
Intel is discontinuing its innovative Lakefield processors, with the chip that Microsoft had planned to use in the Surface Neo dual-screen tablet unexpectedly getting its end-of-life notice instead. Lakefield, announced in 2010, was Intel’s attempt at a so-called hybrid chip, promising smaller and lower-power CPUs ideal for ultraportables, folding devices, and other new form-factors. That meant u

OnePlus Nord 2 5G revealed with MediaTek inside

SlashGear / 1h
OnePlus revealed a new device this week called the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. This new device has a processor in it made by MediaTek – that’ll be the first OnePlus device with a MediaTek processor inside. The OnePlus Nord line is aimed at bringing affordable smartphones to the public with the OnePlus brand name to assure quality and reliability in … Continue reading

Best 420-friendly dating sites for pot lovers and cannabis enthusiasts

Mashable / 1h
We’re no strangers to a sesh on the dating apps — after all, they’re one of the best ways to meet people — but if you like to consume weed (whether you smoke, vape, or like edibles) everything gets a little bit more complicated. While getting a little stoned with someone on the first date can be really fun, pot can be a hard subject to broach with a person you just met. If the conversation is flo

Best hookup apps and dating sites to find casual sex with no strings attached

Mashable / 1h
Hookup culture has become an accepted style of human connection. The desire to have sex without strings has always been a thing — proudly searching for just that it is just way less taboo than it was when your grandparents were dating. The dedicated hookup app is the horny person's vessel for hot instant gratification. But the cool thing about using such an app for sex purposes is that they can s

New Lord of the Rings: Gollum trailer narrows down release window

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has confirmed it’ll be arriving in late 2022.

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets Nvidia DLSS support to make it run better on your PC

Red Dead Online BM•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
DLSS comes to another big-name game, after it was recently introduced to Doom Eternal.

The single vendor requirement ultimately doomed the DoD’s $10B JEDI cloud contract

26TechCrunch / 1h
When the Pentagon killed the JEDI cloud program yesterday , it was the end of a long and bitter road for a project that never seemed to have a chance. The question is why it didn’t work out in the end, and ultimately I think you can blame the DoD’s stubborn adherence to a single vendor requirement, a condition that never made sense to anyone, even the vendor that ostensibly won the deal. In March

Government Tech Moves Too Slooowly

32NYT > Technology / 1h
An inherent flaw in government purchasing of technology: Budget cycles take forever, tech changes fast.

Former Official: UFO Report Actually Strengthens “Alien Hypothesis”

100+Futurism / 2h
To many, the long-awaited UFO report released by the Pentagon late last month came as a disappointment . Months of waiting earned us a nine page report that more or less confirmed what we already suspected: the US government has no idea what a series of strange “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAPs) could possibly be. Reports of strange sightings made by US military pilots emerged after The New Y

Hawaii ending all restrictions on inter-island travel

93The Points Guy / 2h
Hawaii is ending all restrictions on inter-island travel July 8, 2021, Hawaiian Airlines confirmed. Those traveling within the Hawaiian Islands will be exempt from travel requirements, including pre-travel COVID-19 testing, vaccination and quarantine. The lift of inter-island restrictions aligns with Gov. David Ige’s announcement on June 24 that the state would be eliminating all pre-travel testi

On Loki, Friendship Really Is Magic

Gizmodo / 2h
As it’s woven its way through apocalypses and time travel conundrums, at its core, Disney+ and Marvel’s Loki has always come back to the central question of what makes its titular character tick. As it’s added more and more variant Lokis to its multiversal plate, that question’s only become more and more important—but… Read more...

Trump is suing Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over censorship claims

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29TechCrunch / 2h
In his first press event since ignominiously leaving office earlier this year, former President Donald Trump announced that he is launching a volley of class action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, Google and their CEOs, claiming that the three companies violated his First Amendment rights. “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, b

Nintendo’s OLED Switch isn’t the Switch Pro, and that’s okay

Engadget / 2h
The long-rumored OLED-equipped Nintendo Switch is finally real ! But it’s not quite the upgrade we were expecting. For months, reports claimed a “Switch Pro” would also deliver some sort of 4K upscaling capability and faster performance. But this new model, which will sell for $350 when it’s released on October 8th, doesn’t go nearly that far. Instead, it’s more of a minor step forward that fixes

The Facebook Portal smart display is on sale with a massive $110 price cut

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The first-generation Portal smart display is on sale for just $69 thanks to this massive $110 price cut from Facebook.

An Ancient Hypernova Filled This Star With Unusual Elements

Gizmodo / 2h
The peculiar elemental makeup of one star in the Milky Way could be due to a massive type of stellar collapse in the early universe, a team of astronomers announced today. The finding could help astronomers understand the diversity of ways in which the universe’s heavy elements, like gold, originated. Read more...

Apple's M1-powered Mac mini is back on sale for $100 off amid rumors of a new model

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $99.01: As of July 7, the 2020 Mac mini with 256GB of storage and Apple's M1 chip is on sale on Amazon for just $599.99 thanks to an extra discount applied at checkout. (That's 14% off its $699 MSRP.) It's been less than a year since Apple launched its M1 chip-equipped Mac mini , and already we're hearing rumors that a new version is in the works: According to a usually-accurate leaker named

Biden’s right-to-repair order could stop companies from blocking DIY fixes

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images) After years of petitions and proposals, momentum is building in government to give consumers broader rights to repair products they own ranging from farm tractors to mobile phones. In a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will issue an executive order directing the US Department of Agriculture to iss

The Rental Car Apocalypse, In One Photo

View from the Wing / 2h
Rental car prices have in many cases become the biggest expense of a trip. Rental companies offloaded vehicle inventories during the pandemic, and didn’t place orders. The market for cars is tight. And travel has picked back up. So there’s more people looking for cars than there are cars. Prices are sky high. On my most recent trip Hertz was oversold by more than 60 and they had just one car. I g

Your guide to using the new Amex Platinum Equinox credit

The Points Guy / 2h
When you think of luxury cards, usually, The Platinum Card® from American Express comes right to mind — proving just how influential brand association is. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter. However, there are mixed feelings about the recent refresh of the card — namely, a $695 annual fee (see rates and fees ) in exchange for several new annual statement credits. Since we are

r2c raises $27M to scale its security-focused code analysis service

32TechCrunch / 2h
This morning r2c , a startup building a SaaS service around the Semgrep open-source project , announced that it has closed a $27 million Series B. Felicis led the round, which the company said was a pre-emptive deal. Prior investors firms Redpoint and Sequoia also participated in the fundraising event; r2c last raised a $13 million Series A in October of 2020. The startup fits into several trends

American Express boosts Digital Receipts tool with new Amazon partnership

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Amex is expanding its Digital Receipts feature to help consumers identify their card purchases more easily.

Bungie will reveal what's next for 'Destiny 2' on August 24th

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Engadget / 2h
Destiny 2 fans will soon find out more about the future of the game. Bungie will host a showcase on August 24th, and although there aren't many more concrete details, it's very probable that the studio will reveal more details about the upcoming expansion, The Witch Queen. A teaser image Bungie shared gave some hints about what's in store. Along with a tagline that reads "survive the truth," ther

Universal and Dreamworks' Movies Will Fly to Peacock After Theatrical Releases

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Gizmodo / 2h
As the onset of the covid-19 pandemic ground much of the entertainment industry to standstill in 2020, a number of studios pivoted to streaming platforms in a big way in order to bring their movies to audiences at home while movie theaters across the world were closed. Now, Universal has rolled out a new plan for how… Read more...

PSA: Update Your Windows PC Now to Patch the PrintNightmare Vulnerability

96How-To Geek / 2h
Microsoft has issued an emergency Windows update to patch the PrintNightmare vulnerability, which allows hackers to take over PCs through the Print Spooler system. This update covers a wide range of Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, which exited Microsoft’s security update cycle late last year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tropical Storm Elsa hits land: Staying safe with NOAA and FEMA alerts

SlashGear / 2h
Tropical Storm Elsa has reached the Florida coast, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warning of up to 65 mph winds and issuing a Tropical Storm Warning. According to weather forecasts, Elsa is expected to move north through Wednesday afternoon, July 7, before shifting further inland. “A turn toward the north-northeast is expected late this afternoon or tonight, … Con

Cluster full of black holes may be spitting out stars

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) ) As we carefully map the stars of our Milky Way, we're able to identify features that tell us of its history. These include local details, such as the stars that have passed through an area from which something would be able to detect Earth . And it includes far larger structures, like the trails of stars left behind by smaller galaxies that have merged wi

No driver? No problem—this is the Indy Autonomous Challenge

Ars Technica / 2h
A whopping 37 different partners contributed to the creation of the AV-21, providing sensors, radars, throttle, brakes, and more to create possibly the most fastest autonomous car ever made. [credit: Gregory Leporati ] INDIANAPOLIS—At a block party down the road from Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) the day before the Indy 500, engineering students from across the world gathered for a very diffe

American Alcoholism Is Getting Worse

300+Futurism / 2h
Americans started to drink a whole lot more during the coronavirus pandemic than they did prior to it, and those numbers still seem to be climbing. Alcohol sales and use tend to spike after stressful events in the United States, Axios reports . Similar trends occurred in the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, for example. But what could have been a brief surge in heavy drinking as we all na

Cheap Apple Watch deal: the Apple Watch SE is on sale for just $249 at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you're on the hunt for a cheap Apple Watch deal, we've spotted the Apple Watch SE on sale for just $249 at Amazon.

New Ryuk ransomware strain targets web servers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Ryuk learns new tricks to embarrass its victims by putting the ransom note on their public portals.

Mmhmm raises $100M, which is a fun thing to say to people who don’t follow tech

44TechCrunch / 2h
If you’re a frequent TechCrunch reader, you probably already know about mmhmm, the startup with the name you likely either love or hate. It’s Phil Libin’s second act after Evernote, and it’s a startup born of the pandemic maybe more so than any other, providing improved video chat tools, including automatic background removal and advanced presentation features. The company, which is just over a y

Dear Sophie: What’s the process for getting International Entrepreneur Parole?

28TechCrunch / 2h
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I bring my parents and sister to the US? Dear Sophie:

Tiger Global leads $34M investment into Unit21, a no-code fraud prevention platform

38TechCrunch / 2h
Unit21 , a startup that helps businesses monitor fraudulent activities with its no-code software, announced today it has raised $34 million in a Series B round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. The round values San Francisco-based Unit21 at $300 million and comes nine months after the startup raised a $13 million Series A that included investments from the founders of Plaid, Chime and Sh

Opaque raises $9.5M seed to secure sensitive data in the cloud

51TechCrunch / 3h
Opaque , a new startup born out of Berkeley’s RISELab , announced a $9.5 million seed round today to build a solution to access and work with sensitive data in the cloud in a secure way, even with multiple organizations involved. Intel Capital led today’s investment with participation by Race Capital, The House Fund and FactoryHQ. The company helps customers work with secure data in the cloud whi

SwoonMe uses avatars and audio for its ‘less superficial’ dating app

54TechCrunch / 2h
A new startup called SwoonMe aims to fix the problem with superficial dating apps, where users primarily make decisions based on how someone looks in their photos. Instead of swiping through profiles, SwoonMe’s idea is to use a combination of avatars and audio to encourage users to connect based on someone’s personality, not their appearance. To use the app, you take a selfie which SwoonMe conver

An Inspector Gadget-Like Robotic Arm Is Headed to the International Space Station

23Gizmodo / 2h
The European Space Agency is finally ready to deliver its new robotic arm to the International Space Station. The 37-foot-long arm features an array of impressive features, including the ability to work autonomously and “walk” across the exterior of the orbital outpost. Read more...

These are the best points hotels in Napa and Sonoma, California

The Points Guy / 3h
Napa and Sonoma, California , are known around the world for being the heart of wine country in the United States. Less than two hours from San Francisco — and its large international airport — the area is easily accessible for those coming from across the country and further afield. In addition to some of the biggest names in wine, the region offers visitors a whole host of attractions — from th

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Preventing Running Injuries

Lifehacker / 3h
Running injuries are common. So common, in fact, that an estimated 50 percent of runners get injured every year , with some experts thinking the actual number may be even higher than that. Common injuries include stress fractures, IT band injuries, and runner’s knee. And in the past year, a lot of people have changed… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 might not land until next year

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A leaker claims the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 range won't land until early 2022 - but it could include an Ultra model.

How to See What CPU Is in Your Chromebook (and How Fast It Is)

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Like on Windows computers and Macs, it’s easy to check what hardware is powering your Chromebook. Although you could always google your device’s model name and number, that’s not necessary. You can find the CPU information directly on your Chromebook itself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Destiny 2 showcase announced with The Witch Queen details on tap

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Destiny 2 fans have been waiting a long time for The Witch Queen, which is the game’s next expansion. The expansion was originally supposed to arrive sometime this year, but like so many other in-development games, it was eventually delayed because of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. While The Witch Queen won’t be launching until early 2022 now, … Continue reading

Experience Cutting Edge VR Sex With This Affordable All-in-One Bundle

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Adult video content is probably more popular now than at any other point in history. But if you’ve grown tired of the infinite stream, it’s probably because you’re unaware of the next stage of adult content online: virtual reality sex. And the new frontier of VR sex is now affordable and easy to explore thanks to the Titan VR Experience by KIIROO . The Titan VR Experience is KIIROO’s all-in-one b

This carpet can feel exactly what you're doing on it using only tactile sensors

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MIT CSAIL are testing an intelligent carpet that accurately estimates three-dimensional human poses using only tactile sensors. The long-term goal is to use this system for health monitoring purposes, like rehabilitation and fall detection.

The most heartwarming reunions and hugs post-COVID-19 vaccine

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When COVID-19 first began spreading around the globe, the world responded by locking down. The rules were clear: Do not see people you do not live with. Do not gather together in groups. Wear masks. Do not touch strangers, or acquaintances, or even loved ones. And of course: Do not hug. It left many of us lonely and starved for connection. Then, vaccinations began rolling out, albeit slowly. By J

Tired of doing all the cleaning? Grab this eufy robot vacuum for less than $150.

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SAVE $25.12: Need a hand cleaning up? As of July 7, score this eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C for only $139.99. You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good robot vacuum. While higher-end models sometimes retail for $800 or more, it's totally feasible to find a solid robot vac for sub-$200. Take the eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 15C for example. It has smart features, efficient navigation, and is currently $

iPhone 13 release name details revealed by maker source

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The new iPhone line for 2021 was leaked this week with names focused on the most obvious base: iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 line appeared in a list of production models, including iPhone 13 (twice, generally indicating one will be called “mini”, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The list indicated screen sizes 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches (twice), and 6.7-inches … Continue reading

Amazon open-sources its in-house game engine

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Amazon made its Lumberyard game engine free to use from the outset, but it's now opening development of the technology to everyone, too. GamesBeat reports that Amazon has made Lumberyard an open source project, rebranding it as the Open 3D Engine. The Linux Foundation will manage the project and form an Open 3D Foundation to foster development. Amazon is a founding member alongside tech heavyweig

PrintNightmare: Windows Users Need to Install This Emergency Patch Right Now

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Windows users, listen up. Late Tuesday, Microsoft released an emergency patch for a critical security bug dubbed “PrintNightmare.” Per Microsoft, attackers can take advantage of this vulnerability to install malicious code, view or change a person’s data, or even “create new accounts with full user rights”—so download… Read more...

Microsoft Is Rolling Out an Emergency Windows Patch For a Critical Vulnerability

45How-To Geek / 3h
There’s a new vulnerability in Windows 10 called “PrintNightmare.” It was revealed in early July 2021, and Microsoft is already rolling out an emergency security update to fix the problem. You should update as soon as you can. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best MacBooks of 2021 for School, Gaming, and More

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Is it time for a new MacBook, but not sure which model is right for you? Do you go for a new Apple Silicon Mac, or can you buy an Intel model with confidence? We have some recommendations. Here’s the best MacBook you can purchase today. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get a free microSD card when you buy a Nintendo Switch Lite during GameStop's summer sale

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SAVE $39.99: During GameStop's summer sale through July 10, you can get a free 128GB microSD card when you buy a Nintendo Switch Lite , saving you $39.99. So, Nintendo just announced their latest Switch model, and unfortunately, it's not as impressive as many had hoped (looks like the Switch Pro is further out than we originally thought). With a lack of actual tangible performance upgrades, many

If You Hate Meditating, Try These Alternatives

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My mind is constantly chirping—and closing my eyes and breathing deeply doesn’t lead to tranquility, let alone anything nearing bliss. Rather, this is when all the bad thoughts start bubbling up to the surface, inducing what I can only imagine is the sheer opposite of nirvana. Read more...

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is delightfully different – and ideal for series newcomers

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 is a breath of fresh air in the JRPG space, and is a perfect gateway to the series as well as the genre.

Nokia offers cloud-based eSIM and iSIM management for IoT

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Nokia promises easier SIM management and service provision.

BMW's futuristic electric scooter is straight out of anime

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When we saw BMW's CE 04 electric scooter concept last year , it looked like something pulled straight out of a science fiction film. Now the company has unveiled the final consumer version of the CE 04 , and while it's lost a bit of the fantastical edge, it still looks like a vehicle that would be right at home in Akira or Ghost in the Shell . Aimed at the urban commuter, the CE 04 features a 10.

This huge X-class solar flare shows why NASA’s Sun study is so vital

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has caught a huge flare erupting from the Sun, a 10 million degree Fahrenheit eruption potent enough to disrupt GPS and more. The SDO – which launched in 2010 – continuously monitors the Sun with a trio of instruments, tracking its energy output and magnetic field, and gauging the impact of solar changes on Earth and … Continue reading

New Leaks Just Gave Us the Best Look at Samsung's Galaxy Buds 2 Yet

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It’s been more than two years since Samsung released the original Galaxy Buds , so it’s time for a refresh. And thanks to a slate of new leaks, we may have just gotten the best look at Samsung’s next wireless earbuds yet. Read more...

Wanna Delay Aging? Get Castrated, Scientists Say

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According to new research, there may be a surprisingly effective way for men to increase their lifespans — but it requires a pretty severe alteration to the physical body that may not appeal to everybody. An international team led by researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand were able to show that castration of male sheep delays the aging of DNA, and the same principles could apply

A New World of Warcraft Board Game Sees Pandemic Spread to Azeroth

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Dear Alliance and Horde: I hope you’re vaccinated. Z-Man Games and Blizzard Entertainment have unveiled a new Pandemic tabletop game based on the Wrath of the Lich King expansion from World of Warcraft . There may be no escaping the Corrupted Blood plague this time. Read more...

Windows 11 Will Show How Long Updates Take to Install

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When Windows 11 launches in the fall of 2021, you’ll be able to see an install time estimate for Windows updates. It’s a feature just rolling out now for some Windows Insiders, but we should hopefully see it live in the finished builds. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

China's 'midnight patrol' cracks down on young gamers

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Chinese gaming giant Tencent will scan gamers' faces to prevent children playing at night.

17 ecommerce marketing tips to follow in 2021

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Driving traffic to your an online store can be difficult without the right ecommerce marketing tactics.

Sony WF-1000XM4 vs Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: which noise-cancelling earbuds are right for you?

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Choosing between these fantastic wireless earbuds is no mean feat – luckily, we’re here to help.

18 of Our Best Household Hacks of 2021 So Far

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We’re already halfway through 2021, and this year, we’ve really leaned in on how to better operate our households. We’re learning to be better gardeners, better cleaners of all the things, and better users of foil, paper towels, and dryer sheets. As we enter the back half of the year, let’s revisit the best household… Read more...

Grubhub and Yandex bring autonomous deliveries to US college campuses

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Grubhub is teaming up with Russian tech giant Yandex to deliver food to students and others on US college campuses with the help of autonomous robots . The companies have agreed a multi-year partnership, and the robots will start dropping off orders on select campuses this fall. Grubhub works with more than 250 colleges across the country. Yandex says its robots can access areas and navigate obst

Amazing New World Of Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promo: Earn 3x Points This Summer (Register Now)

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Registration has just opened for World of Hyatt’s excellent upcoming global promotion. This is an offer to get excited about, in my opinion, as it’s quite generous. Keep in mind that this complements World of Hyatt reducing elite requirements by half for 2021 , meaning you can earn Globalist status with just 30 elite qualifying nights. New World of Hyatt Bonus Journeys promotion The new World of

Assassin’s Creed Infinity reportedly embraces live service model – but some gamers fear the worst

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Some folks are clearly angry and worried this could be a case of a ‘gaming disservice‘.

How to watch Poirier vs McGregor 3: when is UFC 264, live stream online, time, card and more

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Trilogy finale in Las Vegas sees The Notorious face The Diamond. Discover when is UFC 264 and how to watch a Poirier vs McGregor 3 live stream this Saturday.

Mint Mobile vs Tello: which is the better prepaid carrier, and for who?

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Both Mint Mobile and Tello are great choices when it comes to prepaid cell phone plans - which one's best for you, however?

British Lions vs Cell C Sharks live stream: how to watch today's rugby from anywhere

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Three debutants to appear for tourists in Johannesburg today. Read on find out how to live stream British Lions vs Cell C Sharks online and watch no matter where you are.

We want your city in TechCrunch’s European Cities Survey 2021!

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Do you want your city to get its own TechCrunch Survey? They join in! So if you are a tech startup founder or investor in one of these cities please fill out our survey form here Check the list of European cities we’ve surveyed so far in our regular “>survey of European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals, and see below. We wan

Here’s what’s happening tomorrow at TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising

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Tighten your bootstraps and get ready to wring every last ounce of education and opportunity out of TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising . Our two-day deep dive into the essential skills every early-stage founder needs to build a stronger startup begins tomorrow! Hold the proverbial phone. You still have time (though not much) to avoid paying more at the “door.” Buy your pass today, Jul

Repeat raises $6 million Series A for its service that makes reordering favorite products easier

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Subscriptions have become a popular way to pay for digital services, like Netflix or Spotify, but they haven’t yet taken off as a means of reordering your everyday items or other household essentials. Retailers, including Amazon , have tried shifting consumers to a subscription model for these sorts of purchases — even by offering discounts. Still, consumers have largely balked at the idea of for

Tune in, SPAC on, drop LSD

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, Alex and Natasha and Danny decided that it was time to talk about drugs. No, not like drugs for fun, but instead drugs that you might have considered fun, but are now being redirected to help bolster your health. Yep, that’s our theme today.

How to Use Google Fonts in Microsoft Word

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Google Fonts aren’t limited to the web. You can download and use them locally in apps like Microsoft Word. We’ll show you how to download and use these fonts on both Windows and Mac computers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Windows 11 Will Give You 10 Days to Rollback to Windows 10

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Upgrading to a new version of your operating system of choice can be scary. With Windows 11 on the horizon, a lot of people will have to decide if they want to move away from Windows 10. Thankfully, you’ll get 10 days to try it before the update is permanent. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Assassin’s Creed Infinity could give Ubisoft its Fortnite

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It’s no secret that Assassin’s Creed is Ubisoft’s big franchise, with main-series releases dropping every couple of years and spin-offs arriving just as often (until recently, at least). Ubisoft, it seems, wants to take things to the next level and turn Assassin’s Creed into a live service, constantly evolving game. According to a new report today, this new live service … Continue reading

Microsoft fixes critical PrintNightmare bug

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A patch has been issued for a serious flaw in Windows, exploited by hackers.

Kaspersky's random password generator isn't actually random at all

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Researchers reveal flaws in Kaspersky Password Manager that could theoretically be used to crack accounts.

Loki episode 5 recap: so many Lokis

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A giant cloud monster, timey-wimey stuff and loads of Lokis in Loki episode 5.

After Gutting Elite Breakfast, Hilton Introduces A Brand With No Diamond Lounge Access

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Hilton Honors was a weak loyalty program to begin with . It was less rewarding for your spend than you realized in terms of free nights earned - it offers lower rebates for both general members and for top elites than the other major chains (I show my work ) - and more modest elite benefits than Hyatt and even the consistently inconsistent Marriott. However what Hilton had going for it is breakfa

Microsoft: Install this new “critical” Windows PrintNightmare patch ASAP

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Windows users should install Microsoft’s emergency patch for the “PrintNightmare” vulnerability, the software giant is recommending, after acknowledging last week that the critical software flaw was being actively exploited. At the time, Microsoft admitted, it had no simple fix for the problem, which could allow hackers to remotely take control of a PC, install their own code, and delete legitima

9 Slack Customizations You Should Try to Make Work Easier (or More Fun)

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Depending on your job, chances are you’re spending hours on Slack. It’s become “where work happens,” like their tagline says. But you might not feel at home with the stock Slack configuration, and there are plenty of ways to make it your own? Here’s how to personalize your Slack account, from adding custom emojis, to… Read more...

The 5 Most Useful Actions for Alexa Routines

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You can add useful actions to your Alexa Routines such as Messaging, which sends customizable notifications to your phone and Alexa devices. You can also use the Smart Home action to control your smart devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Assassin's Creed could become an online service game

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Assassin's Creed games have typically been self-contained (and often solitary) affairs, but Ubisoft is poised to change all that. Bloomberg sources claim Ubisoft is developing Assassin's Creed Infinity , a project that turns the alternate history series into a live online service like Grand Theft Auto Online . Instead of playing mostly by yourself in one historical period, you'd routinely join ot

Beware the low-cost proxy

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Selecting the wrong proxy provider can be disastrous for businesses.

The BMW CE 04 is an EV scooter with sci-fi movie style but a very real price tag

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BMW has revealed its latest EV, with the new 2022 BMW CE 04 opting for two wheels as the BMW Motorrad division embraces electrification in the city. Borrowing heavily from the TRON-esque vibes of the 2017 BMW Motorrad Concept Link electric motorcycle, that itself inspired the BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 – a near-final teaser of this production two-wheeler – … Continue reading

Should You Use Airbnb or Vrbo?

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Of all the peer-to-peer rental platforms out there, Airbnb and Vrbo are two of the biggest names, and they share a lot of similarities. But while they both have deals cheaper than most hotel room rates, there are differences between the two worth knowing about, too. Here’s a look at how they compare. Read more...

OnePlus Nord 2 officially announced with a MediaTek processor

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OnePlus' next affordable smartphone, the oft-rumored OnePlus Nord 2, is now official. The company announced the new device on Twitter, along with a short teaser video and the taglines "pretty much everything you could ask for" and "coming soon." Tweet may have been deleted While that doesn't tell us very much, OnePlus also announced that the Nord 2 would be the company's first phone to feature a

Cheers! Royal Caribbean and Celebrity restart cruises with new drink menus

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Cruises were locked down for more than a year, but that doesn’t mean the lines were taking a break. In addition to completing new builds, refurbishing existing ships and leveraging technology to make sailings safer, Royal Caribbean Group’s brands have also kicked their food and beverage offerings up a notch. On my last two sailings — Celebrity Apex out of Greece and Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of t

Haiti president assassinated; Airport shut, border with Dominican Republic closed

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The Port-au-Prince-Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Haiti is reportedly closed this morning, after Haitian president Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home around 1 a.m. local time this morning, July 7. The president of Haiti, @moisejovenel , has been assassinated by a team of commandos who attacked his home in the hills above Port-au-Prince. Pray for #Haiti and its people. pic.t

How Online Study Groups Can Help You Focus on Schoolwork

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It can be difficult to study on your own if you’re easily distracted. Studying as part of a group might help you maintain your focus, but that’s not always possible. That’s why many students are turning to online study groups to get work done instead. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Right to repair movement gains power in US and Europe

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Lawmakers and advocates want to give consumers more choice when it comes to fixing devices.

Nvidia unveils the UK's fastest supercomputer

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Nvidia Cambridge-1 should bring a significant boost to the UK’s healthcare industry.

Poco X3 Pro smartphones in India start receiving MIUI 12.5 update

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Poco has started a limited rollout of the MIUI 12.5 update for its Poco X3 Pro smartphones in India, which means that not everyone will be getting the update simultaneously.

Thor's Jamie Alexander Confirms Sif's Return for Love and Thunder

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage writer Kelly Marcel praises Tom Hardy’s intimate involvement with the film. Space Jam: A New Legacy teases a trip to Metropolis. Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon casts the younger selves of two of its most important female characters. Plus wild She-Hulk rumors, and what’s to come… Read more...

Nintendo Switch Pro could still happen, according to analyst

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A Nintendo Switch Pro could still be in the works, according to a Tokyo-based analyst.

OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition now available in India

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The special OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition with sapphire glass, cobalt alloy body and vegan leather straps has arrived in India.

Cloverly snags $2.1M seed to continue developing API to measure and offset carbon usage

36TechCrunch / 5h
Cloverly , an Atlanta-based early stage startup, has developed an API that helps companies measure and then offset their carbon emissions. Today the company announced a $2.1 million seed round. TechSquare Ventures led the round with participation from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Panoramic Ventures along with Circadian Ventures, Knoll Ventures, and SaaS Ventures . While it was at it, the company

Criminals target Kaseya victims with fake Microsoft update

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A new malspam campaign delivers malware in the guise of a fix to the Kaseya-REvil ransomware.

Best podcasts for when you're on vacation, traveling, or taking a road trip

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After over a year of isolation, wanderlust is swirling in the air, as many seek safe ways to re-emerge into the world with much-needed vacation or reunion trips. Whatever that re-emergence looks like for you, there's definitely a podcast that can help heighten the experience. But make no mistake: mid 2021 is certainly not the wholesale Back To Normal we might've hoped for, especially in countries

After selling Bread last year for over $500M, this founder just raised millions for his new fintech startup

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When Daniel Simon sold Bread , a consumer purchase finance and payments startup he’d co-founded, to Alliance Data Systems for over $500 million late last year, he quickly set his sights on building another startup. During the pandemic, Simon says he observed how much strain was placed on what he described as ‘real-world’ businesses and their employees — such as truck drivers, plumbers, HVAC insta

Dataminr’s first ever acquisition is UK-based geovisualization platform WatchKeeper

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When it comes to detecting events transpiring anywhere in the world, few companies hold a candle to Dataminr . Founded in 2009, the company has raised more than $1 billion over the past 12 years ( including $475 million at a $4.1 billion valuation just this past March ) to build out a data-gobbling platform that transforms raw inputs into actionable event intelligence. Those events are sent to a

ZeroFox acquires dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante

20TechCrunch / 5h
ZeroFox, a cybersecurity startup that helps companies detect risks found on social media and digital channels, has announced it has acquired dark web threat intelligence company Vigilante. Vigilante — not to be confused with the controversial crime reporting app — scours the dark web to source intelligence that helps to protect organizations from cyberattacks. The deal, terms of which were not an

Opioid addiction treatment apps found sharing sensitive data with third parties

36TechCrunch / 5h
Several widely used opioid treatment recovery apps are accessing and sharing sensitive user data with third parties, a new investigation has found. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to reduce transmission in the U.S, telehealth services and apps offering opioid addiction treatment have surged in popularity . This rise of app-based services comes as addiction treatment facilities fa

Taking Microsoft’s Windows 11 for a Test Drive

36NYT > Technology / 5h
A mobile-inspired overhaul makes Microsoft’s newest operating system feel equally modern and unoriginal.

Most businesses now have a ransomware payout policy

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Just a fifth of organizations say they would never pay a ransom demand, no matter what.

Federer vs Hurkacz live stream: how to watch Wimbledon 2021 tennis free and from anywhere

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Federer is once again making the impossible happen at SW19 and here's how to watch Wimbledon tennis online and get a Federer vs Hurkacz live stream - with free options explained.

Global Democracies Need to Align to Fight Disinformation

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Before authoritarians pollute the 2022 midterms, the US and EU must build a blueprint for democratic internet governance.

Aukey Aircore Wireless Charger Review: An Alternative to Apple's Magsafe Charger

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It’s been a good amount of time since Apple unleashed the iPhone 12 series of phones to the world, and with them, the MagSafe in the iPhone ecosystem. As expected, a slew of third-party MagSafe accessories and chargers have come to market. Today, we’re looking at the 15W Aircore Wireless Charger by Aukey. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Make a USB Drive That Can Be Read on Macs and PCs

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By default, Windows and Mac file systems don’t play well together. So when it comes time to transfer files between them on a USB stick, you’ll need to make special arrangements. Here’s how to format a USB stick to work on both systems. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Add That Last Bit of Tomato Paste to These Tomato-Based Cocktails

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Tomato paste is a kitchen staple that adds incidentally vegan umami and depth to sauces, rice dishes, braises, and any condiment or dressing you happen to stir it into. And, whether you buy your paste in a can or a tube, there is always that little last annoying bit of paste that isn’t quite enough for use in a full… Read more...

India’s IT and Broadcasting ministers resign

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India’s IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar resigned from their roles on Wednesday, adding to the list of high-profile local politicians who have vacated their positions ahead of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffling his cabinet. The resignations of Prasad — who also served as the minister of Law and Justice — and Javadekar — who al

Apple's Mac Mini M1 is back on sale for $600 at Amazon

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Apple's colorful new iMac may be too flashy for some, and those people should look to the Mac Mini M1 for a similarly powerful desktop experience. Normally starting at $700, the Mac Mini M1 has been discounted to $659 at Amazon — but an automatically applied coupon knocks the price down even further to $600. That gets you Apple's latest M1 chipset along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Buy M

Raylo nabs $11.5M to get more mobile users to lease and reuse

35TechCrunch / 5h
UK-based smartphone subscription startup Raylo has tucked $11.5 million in Series A funding into its top pocket, led by Octopus Ventures. The equity round follows a debt raise last year — and brings Raylo’s total raised since being founded back in 2019 to $40M (in equity and debt). Its roster of investors to date also includes the Macquarie Group, Guy Johnson of Carphone Warehouse and the co-foun

Ultrathin semiconductors fitted with superconducting contacts for the first time

SlashGear / 5h
Researchers from the University of Basel have announced that they have equipped an ultrathin semiconductor with superconducting contacts for the first time. The materials used are extremely thin, featuring novel electronic and optical properties the researchers believe could pave the way for previously unimagined applications. When the ultrathin semiconductors are combined with superconductors, t

Apple Music's new spatial audio feature is rad when it's done right

Mashable / 6h
Somehow, we keep finding new ways to listen to music. The march of technology has, over the course of a few short decades, taken us from cassette tapes and CDs to downloads and streams. Apple Music's new spatial audio feature isn't quite on the level of those innovations, but it can be pretty dang cool. Added in an update last month, spatial audio is a new feature available on select tracks with

Discover something with the best DNA test kits from the top brands

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Millions of people have already taken a DNA test. Success stories like finding a birth parent or discovering that you're related to a president would make anyone consider adding a DNA test to their bucket list. Though DNA kits have become increasingly popular gift items year after year, direct-to-consumer DNA testing is still a pretty new concept — one that people may not fully understand. Is it

You've got to respect the extreme metaphor stretch of Stephen Colbert's 'Quarantinewhile' intros

50Mashable / 6h
Stephen Colbert and his Late Show writers have one segment where they can truly revel in some casual wordplay, "Meanwhile," which picks up on all the weird news you might have missed. The segment always begins with an outlandish introduction which uses an elaborate metaphor of something excellent, applying it to Colbert’s pristine monologue, then associating the half-assed version of said creatio

How to record a Skype call

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Whether it's a work meeting or family hangout, being able to record online calls can be incredibly useful. In business settings it frees you from having to take notes, letting you focus on the conversation at hand. In social settings it lets you record important events, such as meeting your sister's new baby or telling your grandma that you're engaged. Skype introduced in-app call recording in 20

Grab 2 handy car chargers for under $75

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TL;DR: Charge your phone quickly with the OMNIA C2 magnetic wireless car charger and OMNIA C1 fast charger . As of July 7, grab them both for $74.99, a 10% discount. How many times have you told your friends you'll be 15 minutes late because you're letting your phone charge for just a little bit longer? Get back on track with your summer plans by snagging the OMNIA C2 magnetic wireless car charge

Work out at home with a neat slideboard on sale

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TL;DR: Explore new workout options and add the Brrrn Board to your home gym. As of July 7, bring one home for only $269.99 when you use the code SLIDE30, a savings of 10%. If you’ve exhausted all of the body-weight home workout options you can think of and refuse to go back to a sweaty gym full of people, perhaps it’s time you get a little creative. Peloton bikes aren’t the only piece of equipmen

Legs feeling sore? Try this compression massager on sale.

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TL;DR: Soothe sore and tired muscles with the Exogun Wrap full leg massager , on sale for 45% off. As of July 7, grab one for $109.99. So, you would love a massage every day, but don't have the budget to ball out at a spa that regularly. Try an at-home massager instead. With the Exogun Wrap full leg massager , you can unwind at the end of a long day and get the relief your aching muscles crave. T

Breathe better at home with a TaoTronics air purifier on sale

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TL;DR: Reduce allergens, dust, and dander in your home with the TaoTronics Home Air Purifier , which is on sale for 11% off. As of July 7, grab one for only $79. Many of us don’t think twice about the air in our own homes. But when you take a closer look, you might be surprised to find things like pet dander, smoke, dust, and other airborne particles. There is something you can do about it, thoug

Forget autonomous cars – can you teach AI to ride a bike?

Mashable / 6h
When we talk about autonomous vehicles, we almost always talk about cars. However, a number of ambitious pioneers are trying to teach AI systems the intricately human art of riding a bike. It turns out that mastering that craft can be an important step in achieving artificial general intelligence

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specs and pictures revealed in new leaks

Mashable / 6h
Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE may be a little late, but it is coming, and now we know a little more about its features and specifications. The company's affordable flagship (FE stands for "fan edition") will have a 6.4-inch display, a 4,370mAh battery, 5G support, and a dual SIM slot. On the software side, it will run Android 11. This is according to a regulatory filing for the phone in China (via SamM

How to Batch Combine Multiple Audio Files in Windows

How-To Geek / 6h
Combining audio files one by one can be time-consuming and tiresome. Thankfully, you can easily batch combine multiple audio files in Windows using the Command Prompt with just a few simple commands. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bentley's Flying Spur Hybrid can travel 25 miles in EV mode

Engadget / 6h
After announcing a shift to hybrid and fully electric cars by 2026, Bentley has begun showcasing the existing vehicles getting an eco-friendly makeover. Following the Bentayga Hybrid SUV, the spotlight is now on the more powerful Flying Spur sedan. Bentley's second plug-in hybrid features a 410 break horsepower (bhp) 2.9-liter V-6 with twin turbochargers, paired with a 134 bhp electric motor, for

Peugeot 9X8 is a wingless hybrid racing car

SlashGear / 6h
French automaker Peugeot recently debuted its newest 9X8 hyper racing car, the brand’s latest contender in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s Le Mans Hypercar series for the 2022 season. The 9X8 succeeds the Peugeot 905 and Peugeot 908 that won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1992, 1993, and 2009. “The overall lines of the Peugeot 9X8 express the brand’s … Continue reading

Acrylic raises debut $55M solo GP fund to paint the future of crypto

27TechCrunch / 6h
It’s been quite the year for crypto capital, what with Coinbase’s blockbuster debut earlier this year in a direct listing and A16Z raising $2.2 billion for its third crypto-focused fund. But as the numbers in this frenetic market continue to skyrocket to dizzying highs, there is an open question for a lot of crypto founders: who exactly can work with me at the earliest possible stage? That’s the

Lacuna raises $16 million in Series A to help cities manage mobility via digital twin

34TechCrunch / 6h
Lacuna Technologies, a startup that helps cities create and enforce transportation policies by building and managing open-source digital tools, has raised $16 million in a Series A round, bringing the company’s total investment to $33.5 million. Since the startup was founded in 2018, Lacuna has invested in helping cities like Los Angeles, Seattle and Miami build digital twins, or software models

Rumor: Big Chase Sapphire Card Changes Coming

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While there’s nothing official as of now, it’s looking like there could be some significant changes coming to the popular Chase Sapphire products. Let’s go over the details of the rumor. Chase Sapphire improvements coming August 15? A Reddit user notes how the Ultimate Rewards website links to cardmember agreements for both the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve that show changes

Why GitHub's Copilot Isn't The End of Programming

How-To Geek / 6h
GitHub’s launch of Copilot has attracted a fair bit of discussion over the past week. Copilot purports to be “your AI pair programmer” that works alongside you to produce better code. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Rumored Improvements to Chase Sapphire Preferred And Reserve Cards Coming Next Month

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New cardmember agreements were posted to Reddit. These changes would go into effect August 15, if they’re final and not drafts or documents otherwise posted in error. Continue reading ...

Verizon THOR command center vehicle deploys 5G coverage in emergencies

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Verizon has unveiled a first-of-its-kind vehicle called Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR). The massive vehicle was revealed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar as part of an ongoing partnership between Verizon Public Sector and the Department of Defense. THOR is a mobile private Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and mobile high-performance compute rapid-response command center vehicle. It’

This E-Scooter Strikes a Balance Between Price and Comfort

Wired / 6h
Yadea's electric KS5 Pro has quite a few quirks, but it offers up a decently comfortable ride, enough speed, and average range to make up for it.

Lenovo's Titanium 2-in-1 Is Perfect for Post-Pandemic Work Travel

Gizmodo / 6h
Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the toughest and most capable laptops on the market, but the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is something else entirely. That’s because in addition to a super strong titanium frame, the X1 Titanium also sports a fancy webcam with presence detection and a brand new kind of touchpad. That’s in… Read more...

What Is “root” on Linux?

How-To Geek / 6h
The root user is the most powerful entity in the Linux universe with limitless powers, for better or worse. Create a user? Got it. Annihilate a file system? Whoops, got that too. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Add Social Media Embeds To Your Website (Open Graph Meta Tags)

How-To Geek / 6h
You’ve probably run into these embeds very often without thinking about it—whenever you send someone a link on a social media platform or messaging app, the link expands to include content from the website, usually an image, title, and description. Here’s how to set that up. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Russian hackers breached a GOP contractor

37Engadget / 6h
A state-sponsored Russian hacking group infiltrated the computer systems of a Republican National Committee (RNC) contractor over the weekend. Bloomberg originally revealed that the RNC suffered a breach at the hands of prolific hackers APT29, aka Cozy Bear, who are believed to be behind a spate of high-profile cyberattacks on the US and its allies. However, GOP officials were quick to refute tha

Outbrain raises $200 million ahead of its IPO

34TechCrunch / 6h
Outbrain , an adtech company that provides clickbait ads below news articles, has raised $200 million in funding — Outbrain didn’t disclose the valuation of the company for this deal. The Baupost Group is investing in the company — it’s a Boston-based hedge fund. Outbrain filed for an initial public offering just last week . Today’s funding round should be the last traditional private investment

A year after expanding to Europe, Nigerian fintech Lidya raises $8.3M to scale lending operations

27TechCrunch / 6h
Nigerian fintech and lending startup Lidya today announced that it has completed its $8.3 million pre-Series B funding round . Alitheia Capital led the investment via its uMunthu Fund . Other investors that participated include Bamboo Capital Partners, Accion Venture Lab and Flourish Ventures . In addition to the $1.3 million seed round secured in 2017 and $6.9 million Series A a year later, Lidy

Google Chat review: Terrible as a Slack clone, good as a consumer chat app

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Google Chat, in just some of its many form factors. (credit: Google ) Google Chat officially launched for consumers recently, and that means the time has come to dive back into everyone's favorite subject: Google messaging services! Google Chat is the latest in Google's long and prodigious line of (usually) short-lived messaging applications, but this one is a bit more important than mo

Hennessey Legend Edition Mustang GT packs 808 supercharged ponies

SlashGear / 6h
The Mustang GT is a high-performance muscle car with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine under the hood with plenty of power from the factory. Plenty of factory horsepower isn’t enough for many people who want more. This is where companies like Hennessey step in with creations like the Legend Edition Mustang GT. Hennessey will build the car on a 2021 through … Continue reading

OnePlus Nord 2 is real, company confirms in a surprise announcement

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OnePlus has just confirmed that the Nord 2 is real, and we know its chipset too.

These cheap iPhone SE deals from Carphone Warehouse come with free Airpods

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Looking for iPhone SE deals? This is the way to go with affordable bills, strong data plans and a free pair of Airpods.

5 unique smartphones you can buy in India

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What sets them apart

Early renderings of the Google Pixel 2 emerge

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Xiaomi’s decision to become an offline retailer could seriously hurt the competition

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A big step

Ahoy! Lenovo Z2 Plus with Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM to hit Indian shores on Thursday

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Ditching the 'Zuk' brand name

Pokemon Go: Does anyone even care anymore?

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Fading from people's consciousness FAST

Best Budget Bluetooth Speakers of 2016

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Residents claim massive bitcoin mining operation is heating up a local lake

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Residents in upstate New York are angry because they say a large bitcoin mining operation is heating up Seneca Lake. Seneca Lake is one of the largest Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Typically, the lake is used heavily for boating, fishing, swimming, and other leisure activities in the summer. However, residents say that a gas-fired power plant nearby pollutes … Continue reading

The Morning After: Nintendo finally reveals its new Switch

83Engadget / 7h
Nintendo’s new, long-rumored Switch has arrived — and it’s not what many of us were hoping for. Still, the OLED Switc h is the most grown-up-looking Switch so far, with smaller bezels, a new off-white dock and matching Joy-Cons. The core upgrade is — shockingly — the screen: a new seven-inch OLED panel that should offer crisper graphics when played as a handheld. However, the resolution hasn’t ch

What the “OLED Model” means for the future of Nintendo Switch

Ars Technica / 7h
A labeled mock-up of the new model shows where everything goes. [credit: Nintendo ] Where is my 4K “Switch Pro” upgrade? The most surprising thing about the Switch's newly announced "OLED Model" might just be what it's missing. Namely, it's missing a new chipset that bumps up the processing power above what's available on existing Switch hardware. That lack of improved internals is surprising mai

Xbox Series X games might look even better soon thanks to AI upscaling

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Job postings suggest Microsoft wants to create its own AI-based graphical upscaling, meaning Xbox Series X games might look even better when running at higher frame rates

Digital alchemy: turning data into gold

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In the rapidly advancing digital era, business leaders recognize the importance and key value of data, yet few have found effective ways of monetizing such data.

A walk down memory lane: How I redeemed 100,000 Amex points for an unforgettable trip with my mom

38The Points Guy / 7h
“We’re going back to Los Angeles. Together.” “Qué? Como?” A bewildered expression registered on my mother’s face since my statement lacked context. Forty-two years ago, my parents left their professional careers in Bogota, Colombia, due to civil unrest in the country and decided to make the bold move toward the land of opportunity: the United States of America. With very little money in their poc

Rocket Lab turns out a new rocket every 20 days using robotics

SlashGear / 7h
Rocket Lab recently shared a tweet with a short video, which can be seen below, that shows the robot it uses to be able to turn out a new rocket every 20 days. The robot is called Rosie, and it’s always working on building rockets. In a separate tweet, Peter Beck shared images of rocket components stating that one rocket … Continue reading

We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.

75MIT Technology Review / 7h
After more than a year of the covid-19 pandemic, millions of people are searching for employment in the United States. AI-powered interview software claims to help employers sift through applications to find the best people for the job. Companies specializing in this technology reported a surge in business during the pandemic. But as the demand for these technologies increases, so do questions ab

Microsoft issues emergency Windows patches for PrintNightmare flaw

100+Engadget / 7h
Microsoft has released an emergency patch to address a critical flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service that bad actors are actively exploiting, as noticed by The Verge . A few days ago, the tech giant has published a security advisory to notify users about the flaw called PrintNightmare , though it didn't name the bad actors currently using it to infiltrate victims' computers. Attackers taking

The Futuristic Stink of Amazon’s Science Fiction

71Wired / 7h
For years, the megacorporation has churned out sci-fi—Electric Dreams, Upload, Solos—that ranges from obnoxious to just plain noxious.

A Massive Water Recycling Proposal Could Help Ease Drought

100+Wired / 7h
Members of Congress from Western states are pushing for $750 million to turn wastewater into pure water. Here’s how that works.

There’s an easy way to make some Nvidia DLSS games run better

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Suffering ghosting with your DLSS-enabled game? Manually switching the DLL is easy to do and could help.

OnePlus once again caught trying to manipulate benchmark scores

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OnePlus has been caught manipulating the benchmark scores and has been found throttling down the performance of almost all prominent Android Apps.

Pentagon cancels major JEDI cloud contract

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Pentagon scraps $10 billion contract and begin anew after prolonged legal battle.

You can upgrade to Windows 11 for free from Windows 7, but it’ll be a bit of a pain

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Microsoft has seemingly confirmed you can update to Windows 11 for free, but only with a clean install.

Hilton Won’t Offer Elite Lounge Access At New Signia By Hilton Brand

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Hilton sure is heading in the wrong direction lately when it comes to elite benefits and guest experience. Signia by Hilton won’t offer Hilton Honors elite members lounge access Signia by Hilton is Hilton’s newest hotel brand , which was first revealed back in 2019. As it’s described, this is Hilton’s new “meetings-and-events focused brand.” Essentially this brand will consist of larger hotels wi

Satellite operator Planet to go public in $2.8B SPAC merger

42TechCrunch / 7h
Planet, which operates a network of around 200 satellites that provides Earth imaging, as well as analytics of the data derived from that observation, is going public in a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group IV. The deal has a post-transaction equity value of $2.8 billion, and will provide Planet with $545 million in cash balance at close, including $345 mi

2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe offers more of everything

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The 2022 BMW 2-Series Coupe is arriving to address the shortcomings of the outgoing first-gen model. And unlike the four-door 2-Series Gran Coupe with front-wheel-drive, the second-gen 2-Series has a rear-wheel drivetrain to the delight of enthusiasts the world over. The old 2-Series Coupe is an energetic little sports car, but its biggest drawback is the claustrophobic cabin. You won’t … Continu

Should You Use a VPN for All Your Web Browsing?

23How-To Geek / 7h
A virtual private network, or VPN for short, is a network that hides your internet traffic using encryption. You’re probably aware of some of the benefits a VPN provides, but should you use a VPN all of the time? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What time is Black Widow released on Disney Plus this week?

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Here's what time you can watch Black Widow on Disney Plus via Premier Access on July 9.

Salesforce - why we’re truly hybrid working now

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Zora Bahrololoumi reveals how Salesforce is adapting to the new hybrid world.

Update this critical Windows printer system now, or face attack

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Microsoft releases patches to address critical PrintNightmare vulnerability.

How to Create a Semaphore in Bash

How-To Geek / 8h
Are you developing a multi-threaded application? Sooner or later, you will likely need to use a Semaphore. In this article, you will learn what a Semaphore is, how to create/implement one in Bash, and more. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

No Cost Too High: Private Equity Firm Heating a Glacial Lake Just to Mine Bitcoin

40How-To Geek / 8h
Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes, located in upstate New York. The locals and tourists who normally flock to the lake for a relaxing cool swim will be disappointed this year, as it has been heated up by a nearby gas-fired power plant that’s mining Bitcoin. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DoNotPay's Robot Lawyers Want to Defend Gamers

67How-To Geek / 8h
Since its launch in 2015, the DoNotPay robotic lawyer service has helped people fight parking tickets, reduce property taxes, and automatically cancel subscription services. But now, DoNotPay wants to defend gamers from banned accounts, hackers, and scammers. It’s a weird idea, but it could save you from a few annoying phone calls or email threads. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony Targets the Remote Work Crowd with a ... Wireless Neck Speaker?

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Remote workers who want to enjoy music without bothering family or roommates have no choice but to use headphones or earbuds all day. Or do they? Sony just announced its new SRS-NB10 wireless Neckband Speaker, an audio device that sits on your shoulders and aims sound toward your ears. Sony calls this speaker the “perfect work-from-home product,” and honestly, it’s a great idea. Read This Article

This Cockroach-Like Robot Could Be Used to Investigate Disaster Sites

98How-To Geek / 8h
Good news, people who are creeped out by bugs! Now scientists have invented a robot inspired by a cockroach that can also skitter across the ground and terrify us. The tiny robot is nearly as fast as the insect and is nearly as squish-resistant, too. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google's Newest Nest Thermostat Is $42 off at Amazon

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Launched late last year, Google’s Nest Thermostat is a simple and affordable alternative to the famous Learning Thermostat. You can now buy the Nest Thermostat for just $88 during Amazon’s sale, or save $42 on the Nest Thermostat Trim Kit if you want to cover up any mess left behind by your old, not-so-smart thermostat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Bans Several Android Apps for Stealing Facebook Passwords

300+How-To Geek / 8h
This week Google took swift action and banned several apps from the Google Play Store for being malicious and stealing Facebook passwords. Unfortunately, these apps had nearly 5.8 million combined downloads. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Store and Charge Your Apple Gadgets in Kensington's New StudioCaddy

How-To Geek / 8h
With its stylish new StudioCaddy, Kensington continues expanding its line of Apple-centric accessories. The caddy offers a centralized place to store, and even charge, all of your portable Apple devices, like your iPhone, AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, and MacBook. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Should You Buy the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model)?

42How-To Geek / 8h
With its upgraded display, improved kickstand, and wired internet capabilities, Nintendo’s new Switch (OLED Model) is a compelling alternative to the original Switch. But at $350, is it worth the extra money? And if you already own a Switch or Switch Lite, should you even bother upgrading to an OLED Switch when it launches this October? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Quick! Grab the LEGO Bonsai Tree at Its Lowest Price Ever

100+How-To Geek / 8h
The LEGO Botanical Collection was a hit when it came out earlier this year. It offers builders a neat opportunity to add a Bonsai tree or bouquet of flowers to their collection. As any fan knows, LEGO bricks don’t go on sale often, but right now, you can grab the LEGO Botanical Bonsai Tree on sale at Amazon. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Podcast: Want a job? The AI will see you now

76MIT Technology Review / 8h
In the past, hiring decisions were made by people. Today, some key decisions that lead to whether someone gets a job or not are made by algorithms. The use of AI-based job interviews has increased since the pandemic. As demand increases, so too do questions about whether these algorithms make fair and unbiased hiring decisions, or find the most qualified applicant. In this second episode of a fou

Scientists create thin technology only two atoms thick

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have engineered the smallest technology in the world that has a thickness of only two atoms. The tech opens the door for a new method of storing electric information using the thinnest unit known to science. The data would be stored in one of the most stable and inert materials known in nature. The technology … Continue reading

Hate the Nintendo Switch OLED? ‘Stick with the current Switch’ then, says Nintendo

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A Nintendo marketing manager has advised fans to stick with the current Switch if they’re not digging the Nintendo Switch OLED.

The Switch OLED doesn’t need 4K, and Nintendo did well to ignore it

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Nintendo’s blue ocean strategy sees it scorn 4K while still bringing the Switch to new heights.

Iberia Plus Selling Avios With 50% Bonus

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Often buying points can represent a great value , especially for first and business class award redemptions, where redeeming miles represents a disproportionately good deal. For those who like to buy miles, another airline has just rolled out a promotion on purchased points, and it’s potentially a good deal. Iberia offering 50% bonus on purchased Avios Through Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Iberia Plus

The Last of Us TV show will have 10 episodes – but how many seasons?

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Series writer Craig Mazin has confirmed that season one of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us TV show will have ten episodes.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae gives V12 a beastly send-off

SlashGear / 8h
Lamborghini may be readying its new plug-in hybrid flagship, but the V12 engine is going out with a bang in the shape of the 2022 Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae. Final incarnation of one of Lamborghini’s most distinctive – and ensuring – successes, it cherry-picks the best of limited edition performance, design, and driving dynamics from Aventador over the past few … Continue reading

Elon Musk's Boring Company Wants to Build One of Its Ridiculous Tunnels in Florida

81Gizmodo / 8h
The city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a transportation tunnel that would bring people from downtown to the beach, according to Mayor Dean J. Trantalis in a tweet late Tuesday . And if Musk’s previous tunnel efforts are any guide, the residents of Fort… Read more...

Nvidia’s more powerful laptop GPUs could be inbound – but may not arrive as soon as you’d like

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Gaming notebooks could be in for some serious supercharging, but not until next year.

Early access Oculus Quest games could soon have in-app purchases

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A new statement from Oculus reveals that early access games will soon get DLC capabilities through App Lab.

Save up to 50% off running shoes in Nike's end-of-season sale

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Huge savings on road, trail and track shoes available right now, in men's, women's and kids' sizes.

Kepler telescope uncovers evidence of planets not tied to a host star

SlashGear / 8h
The Kepler telescope has discovered evidence suggesting there are free-floating planets that are alone in deep space, unbound to any host star. The data shows four new discoveries consistent with planets having similar masses to Earth that are free-floating in deep space. The study was led by Iain McDonald from the University of Manchester and used data gathered in 2016 … Continue reading

Edifier launches hi-res wireless earbuds with noise cancellation to rival the Sony WF-1000XM4

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The Edifier NeoBuds Pro wireless earbuds are available to preorder from IndieGoGo.

Microsoft Teams calls are about to get a little more intimate

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Microsoft Teams update will make Together Mode useful in a wider range of scenarios.

Bad news for AMD as PC gamers switch back to Intel

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The latest Steam Hardware Survey appears to show PC gamers moving back to Intel, which could be bad new for AMD.

Chinese proposal would deflect asteroids using rockets

SlashGear / 9h
While the potential is very low, there is a chance that at some point, an asteroid could impact the Earth. While most asteroids are small enough to cause little damage on the ground, the potential for a larger asteroid that could have drastic consequences for life on Earth can’t be ignored. Massive asteroids have impacted the Earth in the distant … Continue reading

Samsung The Frame TV lets you geek out with iconic artwork from Xbox games

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Halo, Skyrim, and BioShock come to Samsung The Frame TV, with iconic artwork from the past 20 years of Xbox games now available to download for the screen.

iPhone 13 Pro looks to have a much bigger camera than the iPhone 12 Pro

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An image of an iPhone 12 Pro in an iPhone 13 Pro case suggests the camera bump is getting bigger.

TikTok tests a Cameo-like option that lets users pay for custom creator videos

41Engadget / 9h
Longer videos aren't the only new feature coming to TikTok. The short-form video app has begun allowing some users to pay creators for custom clips in the vein of startup Cameo. With Big Tech copycats in hot pursuit , it seems TikTok isn't against the idea of borrowing features itself, as long as they help it to maintain its grip on Gen Z. For now, only users in Turkey and Dubai appear to have ac

AnyVision, the controversial facial recognition startup, has raised $235M led by SoftBank and Eldridge

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54TechCrunch / 9h
Facial recognition has been one of the more conflicted applications of artificial intelligence in the wider world: using computer vision to detect faces and subsequent identities of people has raised numerous questions about privacy, data protection, and the ethics underpinning the purposes of the work, and even the systems themselves. But on the other hand, it’s being adopted widely in a wide va

Advancements in Space Technology Drive Investor Interest

98NYT > Technology / 9h
Advancements in space technology and new means of financing are driving a flurry of investor interest.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra probably won't have a 200MP camera after all

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A new leak has suggested previous reports on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra camera are false.

The next 5G gaming phone could come from a company you wouldn't expect

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Renders of Oppo's first ever gaming phone have been found on a certification website.

Samsung's new soundbars in India have 11.1.4 channel stereo and Dolby Atmos

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Samsung India has launched its 2021 Soundbar lineup. The new Q-series, A-series and S-series soundbars are tuned at the Samsung Audio Lab in Valencia, California. The new soundbar lineup will be available at all leading consumer electronics stores, and across online platforms from today.

AMD's take on the past year and their plans for enterprise IT

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Roger Benson, senior director at AMD discusses the past year, what he has learned and his plans for 2021.

Battlegrounds Mobile India now has 10 million downloads on Google Play Store

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After a low-key launch and is among the 'Top Free Game' list.

Localyze raises $12M for a SaaS that supports cross-border hiring and relocation

42TechCrunch / 10h
Y-Combinator- backed Localyze has nabbed $12 million in Series A funding led by Blossom Capital for a SaaS that supports staff relocations and hiring across borders. Previous investor Frontline Ventures also participated,with a number of angel investors joining the round — including Andrew Robb (ex-Farfetch); Des Traynor, co-founder and CSO at Intercom; Hanno Renner, co-founder and CEO at Personi

YouTube’s recommender AI still a horrorshow, finds major crowdsourced study

66TechCrunch / 10h
For years YouTube’s video-recommending algorithm has stood accused of fuelling a grab-bag of societal ills by feeding users an AI-amplified diet of hate speech, political extremism and/or conspiracy junk/disinformation for the profiteering motive of trying to keep billions of eyeballs stuck to its ad inventory. And while YouTube’s tech giant parent Google has, sporadically, responded to negative

Tszyu vs Spark live stream: how to watch tonight’s boxing fight in Australia

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Tim Tszyu will face underdog Steve Spark tonight in Newcastle, here’s how you can watch it live.

USA Blocks Sale Of Airline Tickets To Belarus

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The United States is taking a stand against Belarus in an unusual way, following the government’s interference in a Ryanair flight in late May, which was diverted in order for a political opponent to be arrested. This decision was tentatively made last week, but has been finalized this week, after a review period. Sale of airline tickets to Belarus blocked The United States Department of Transpor

Huawei Band 6 launched in India: 1.47-inch display, 2-week battery and more

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The Huawei Band 6 fitness tracker will be available on Amazon at Rs 4,490 for SpO2 and heart-rate monitoring, long battery and design.

Real estate platform Casafari raises $15M to allow PE to buy single-family homes at scale

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Just a Spotify used VC and PE backing to acquire the assets of the music industry so that we must now all rent our music via subscription, rather than own it for life, so a PropTech startup plans to follow a similar strategy for single-family homes. Casafari , a real estate data platform in Europe based out of Lisbon, Portugal, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Prudence Holdi

Microsoft Teams Together Mode test lets just two people start a meeting

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In the middle of pandemic lockdowns last year, Microsoft launched Together Mode for its Teams workplace messaging app in an effort to help attendees feel more connected. To use the mode, a meeting should have five participants at the very least, but it looks like the tech giant is looking to make it available even for calls with fewer attendees. As first reported by The Verge , people are now abl

Pentagon cancels $10bn 'Jedi' contract

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The US defence department is scrapping a cloud computing contract, which sparked a row between Amazon and Microsoft.

Dispatch from Bangalore

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A startup founder, who hasn’t had much sleep all week, woke up on a recent Sunday to a phone call from his co-founder. A senior engineer was feeling burnt out and was contemplating leaving. For the founder, who had several calls scheduled with many high-profile Silicon Valley investors later in the day, talking this developer out of leaving the job quickly became the top agenda item for the rest

Renegade Partners rolls out its much-anticipated debut fund with $100 million

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Renegade Partners — a Bay Area-based venture firm cofounded by veteran VCs Renata Quintini and Roseanne Wincek — is taking the wraps off a $100 million debut venture fund that’s been capturing the imagination of the business press since almost its conception in late 2019. The effort is interesting for a number of reasons, not least because of the backgrounds of both Quintini and Wincek, both of w

Juni, a ‘vertical’ neobank for e-commerce and online marketing companies, raises $21.5M

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E-commerce in Europe is expected to grow 30% this year to $465 billion , and that’s giving rise to a new ecosystem of services built to cater to e-commerce merchants. In the latest development, Juni , a neobank that is built specifically for companies selling online, has closed a Series A of $21.5 million, only 12 weeks after officially opening for business. The Series A is being co-led by partne

Xiaomi patents a foldable phone with a wrap-around display

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The foldable phone segment is at a nascent stage with just a couple of designs available commercially. Xiaomi's latest patent could challenge the norm.

BoAt Xtend smartwatch goes on sale: price, specs, and availability

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BoAt Xtend smartwatch comes with Alexa voice assistant, sports a large 1.69-inch display and also offers up to one week of battery life.