Thursday, July 08, 2021

Thursday Technology News and More

 Technology News and More

Get wired-camera quality without any wires: why you'll love the brilliant EZVIZ BC1 battery cam kit

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Wire-free, hassle-free and incredibly long-lasting: the smart home camera you can fit and forget.

The Morning After: Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

500+Engadget / 9h
More than two months since Facebook's Oversight Board said its suspension of the former president was "appropriate,” Donald Trump announced yesterday he plans to file lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The move was teased earlier yesterday by Axios. Trump announced the legal bid at a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey, promising the case would lead to an "end of the shadow ba

Marvel’s Multiverse Expands in the First Trailer for What If?

400+Gizmodo / 4h
What if Tony Stark met Erik Killmonger? What if Peggy Carter, not Steve Rogers, took the super solider serum? What if T’Challa was taken from Earth by Yondu, instead of Peter Quill? All of those questions and more will be answered in the new Marvel Studios Disney+ Show, What If...? , and the first trailer is here. Read more...

FDA Backpedals on Aduhelm Approval, Now Says Only Early Alzheimer's Patients Should Get It

Gizmodo / 14min
The Food and Drug Administration is altering its recent and controversial approval of a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The agency is now recommending that the drug, called Aduhelm and developed by Biogen, only be given to people in the earliest stages of the ultimately fatal neurodegenerative condition. The… Read more...

Jeep will offer a 'fully electric 4xe' model in every SUV category by 2025

Engadget / 17min
Jeep wants to bolster its EV lineup. To that end, the company says it will offer a "zero-emission, fully electric" 4xe model in every category of its SUV lineup by 2025. The automaker announced its electrification plan as part of its parent company’s EV Day 2021 event, the same showcase where we learned Dodge is working on an all-electric muscle car . By mid-decade, the company anticipates electr

New dining experiences revealed for Disney Wish cruise ship

The Points Guy / 18min
Disney Cruise Line has unveiled new details about the dining venues that’ll be aboard its next new ship, Disney Wish . The cruising arm of Disney on Thursday said the 2,500-passenger ship would be home to a new “cinematic dining adventure” called Avengers: Quantum Encounter, as well as two fast-casual restaurants. This is in addition to several previously announced eateries. Here’s all that we no

LIGHTSPEED Presents: 'Miss the Zen, but Miss You More' by Everdeen Mason

Gizmodo / 20min
io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Miss the Zen, but Miss You More” by Everdeen Mason. You can read the story below or listen to the podcast . Enjoy! Read more...

A Ram 1500 BEV is joining the electric pickup party

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SlashGear / 33min
Ram is joining the electric pickup party, announcing that it will be building an EV truck to take on Ford’s F-150 Lighting and Chevrolet’s upcoming Silverado EV. The automaker will be adding a Ram 1500 BEV to its line-up in 2024, as part of a push to bring its pickups and vans in line with the electric aspirations of corporate … Continue reading

From kitten gifs to Minecraft modding, these online games make coding fun for kids

Mashable / 40min
If you justified your child’s excessive screen time over the pandemic period as a way for them to round out their STEM education (haven’t we all?), you’ll be pleased to know there are many skill-building coding games online that will teach them core coding skills, like collaboration and visualization. Coding games also give kids an opportunity to improve critical thinking and creative problem sol

The FBI's Fake Encrypted Honeypot Phones Are Showing Up Online

Gizmodo / 44min
About a month ago, it was revealed that an encrypted phone company was actually a front for a gargantuan FBI operation called “Trojan Shield.” The company, which was really a law enforcement honeypot, sold a product called “ANOM,” an encrypted chat application installed on specific, hardened phones that the bureau was… Read more...

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Sends Back Stunning Color Photos

52Futurism / 46min
Stunning Images NASA’s groundbreaking Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has sent back stunning photos it took on July 5 while flying over the Red Planet’s rocky landscape — and this time, they’re in color. The helicopter took off for its ninth flight on Monday, breaking the small four pound rotorcraft’s “records for flight duration and cruise speed,” according to a July 7 blog update written by Ingenuity

GOP’s Big Tech plan ignores consumers, targets “censorship” of Republicans instead

Ars Technica / 48min
Enlarge / The Republican Party elephant symbol at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Congressional Republicans released an antitrust plan for Big Tech yesterday with an announcement that made it clear their focus is not on boosting competition or reducing harms to online consumers but on alleged

New fabric passively cools whatever it’s covering—including you

Ars Technica / 48min
Enlarge / Like this, but even cooler. (credit: Ars Technica) Rising temperatures around the world run the risk of creating a dangerous cycle where more people get air conditioning, which causes energy demand to surge and leads to higher carbon emissions, which makes temperatures rise even more. Renewable power is one option for breaking that cycle, but people have also been studying materials tha

Oversight Board says Facebook 'lost' an important rule for three years

Engadget / 53min
Facebook “lost” an important policy for three years and only noticed after the Oversight Board began looking at the issue, according to the latest decision from the board. In its decision, the board questioned Facebook’s internal policies and said the company should be more transparent about whether other key policies may have been “lost.” The underlying case stems from an Instagram post about Ab

Instacart hires a top Facebook executive as its new chief.

20NYT > Technology / 56min
Fidji Simo, the new chief, worked on Facebook’s advertising business and helped develop parts of the company’s mobile advertising.

Deal alert: Fly from New York to Paris for $139

81The Points Guy / 1h
Who doesn’t love Paris in the summer, or the fall, or really anytime? New Yorkers, rejoice because you can now skip from Newark (EWR) to Paris (ORY) for as low as $139 one-way thanks to low-cost airline French Bee. The basic fares are for economy travel and most flights are on Fridays through Mondays from Oct. 17, 2021, through March 16, 2022, although one-way fares as low as $149 can be found in

The Feds Forgave Over $1 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Anti-Vaxxers

Gizmodo / 1h
The feds forgave Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling over $1 million to antivax organizations including ones run by conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., discredited scientist Dr. Joseph Mercola, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, and others, the Daily Beast reported on Thursday. Read more...

Is Microsoft Cloud PC set for an imminent launch?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
New details on Microsoft Cloud PC will likely be revealed at the company's upcoming Inspire partner conference.

Officials Declare Deadly Heatwave as “Mass Casualty Event”

Futurism / 1h
Mass Casualty As time passes and the deadly heatwave that inundated western Canada and the northwest United States begins to ease up, experts are starting to gather a clearer picture of the disaster. Unfortunately, that picture includes a whole lot of death and a grim outlook for the future, Earther reports . The heatwave, which has caused hundreds of deaths , is now a “mass casualty event,” acco

Marvel “What If…?” trailer delivers Howard The Duck

SlashGear / 1h
Howard The Duck is in the first major Marvel Studios’ What If…? trailer this afternoon. The trailer was released today, July 8, 2021, complete with a release date and so very much to dissect and discuss. This series is based on the original Marvel Comics comic series, each of which took a peek at the most wild, wacky, and off-the-wall … Continue reading

Oil From the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues to Spread in Disturbing Ways

Gizmodo / 1h
An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010 . New research chronicles the fate of the oil that wasn’t cleaned up. Read more...

US COVID-19 death rate in June shows why you should get vaccinated ASAP

SlashGear / 1h
The COVID-19 vaccines have been widely available in the USA since late spring, but many people still haven’t received the shot. The reasons range from apathy to conspiracy theories, yet the consequences are the same: those who are unvaccinated remain at risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 and developing a severe case of COVID-19. The nation’s most recent death rate statistics underscore … Continue rea

What fractals, Fibonacci, and the golden ratio have to do with cauliflower

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Macro-photo of green Romanesco cauliflower showcases the vegetable's striking fractal pattern. (credit: Cathy Scola / Getty Images ) It's long been observed that many plants produce leaves, shoots, or flowers in spiral patterns. Cauliflower provides a unique example of this phenomenon, because those spirals repeat at several different size scales—a hallmark of fractal geometry. This sel

Test Your Android Phone’s Water Resistance With This Handy App

Gizmodo / 1h
Today I learned that you can test the water resistance of a smartphone without throwing it into a giant pool. All you need is a water resistance tester app, like the one that’s been making the rounds on Reddit . Read more...

Why You Should Understand Astrology, Even If You Don't Believe In It

Lifehacker / 1h
I never look to the sky for advice, or thought that planetary alignment on my birthday—July 5, 1989—helps explain why I struggle with anxiety and like wrestling and playing the drums. I don’t think those things are preordained by the cosmos, but you might be led to believe otherwise if you are really into astrology. Read more...

Chase Sapphire Preferred 100K Bonus Points Offer: Why You Should Apply Now

One Mile at a Time / 1h
Right now we’re seeing a best-ever bonus on one of the most popular travel rewards credit cards. Not only that, but I’d consider to be the best credit card bonus we’ve ever seen on any card, between the huge number of points and reasonable spending requirement. Best of all, this is an awesome card that’s worth having. With news of changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Preferred , I think there’s e

Google Pixel 5a leaks on FCC missing one key feature

SlashGear / 1h
There’s a set of versions of the Google Pixel 5a out in the radio registry universe this week with details on this device’s release. Given the data that comes to the FCC and is shared with the public as a result, we can see that Google’s created at least three versions of the Google Pixel 5a. One seems ready for … Continue reading

Gillmor Gang: TV Clubhouse

25TechCrunch / 1h
The Gang spends a lot of time these days on the streaming wars, so it seems appropriate that Congress wants to get into it. With Netflix’s success at overturning the structure of Hollywood’s broadcast television production and advertising processes, consumers are taking advantage of a Golden Age of choices. Senator Elizabeth Warren is resuscitating her plan to tax the billionaire class as a way t

Netflix's Witcher Prequel Recasts Sophia Brown in the Lead Role

Gizmodo / 1h
A bard knows better than anyone: the show must go on. Netflix has announced that Sophia Brown (The Capture) has been cast in the lead role of The Witcher prequel, Blood Origin , taking on the part after Jodie Turner-Smith stepped down earlier this year. Read more...

Marvel's 'What If...?' series debuts August 11th on Disney+

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Engadget / 1h
What if Tony Stark met Erik Killmonger before one of his own weapons set him on the path to becoming Iron Man? That’s one of many hypothetical scenarios Marvel’s new animated series What If…? will answer when it debuts next month on Disney+. The first episode will hit the streaming platform on August 11th , with subsequent episodes to follow every Wednesday . In development since at least 2019 ,

OnePlus Admits It Throttles Popular Apps on Its Flagship Phones

Gizmodo / 1h
After a recent investigation by Anandtech pointed out that a number of popular apps were experiencing sluggish performance on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro , OnePlus has now admitted to throttling hundreds of popular apps to help “reduce power consumption.” Read more...

You Just Got More Protections From Unscrupulous Lenders Trying to Foreclose on Your Home

Lifehacker / 1h
With millions of homeowners behind on their mortgage payments, and a looming foreclosure moratorium that expires July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has added some new protections to help borrowers keep their homes. However, since lenders don’t always follow the rules, you’ll want to know what… Read more...

New startup airline Avelo is already dropping 2 cities, trimming flights

The Points Guy / 1h
Could trouble be brewing for one of America’s newest startup airlines? For Avelo, the airline that first took off on April 28 with 12 destinations from its Burbank base, that answer might be “yes” — at least in some of its markets. On Wednesday, Avelo extended its booking window from Sept. 16 through Jan. 11, 2022. As part of the schedule extension, the carrier also made some quiet adjustments to

Amazon locks down some exclusive streaming rights for Universal movies

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Engadget / 1h
Amazon has struck a multi-year deal for exclusive Prime Video streaming rights for Universal's live-action theatrical releases. As Deadline reports, it's the first time Amazon has made such an agreement with a major US studio. The deal kicks in with Universal's 2022 slate of movies. Here's where things might get a little confusing. The deal is for a chunk of the pay-one window, which is the 18-mo

The world’s largest cruise line is finally restarting operations in Europe

The Points Guy / 1h
Royal Caribbean finally restarted sailings in North America last month, and now it’s resuming operations in Europe, too. The world’s largest cruise line on Wednesday launched its first sailing out of Southampton, England, in more than a year, and it’s starting up operations out of Limassol, Cyprus , on Saturday. The Wednesday sailing out of Southampton was a four-night voyage to local U.K. ports

We’re Now Seeing (Sad) Claims That Airline Bailouts Were Good. Expect More Bailouts In The Future.

View from the Wing / 1h
Airlines are rewriting history, pretending they used bailout money to be prepared to fly when they really pocketed it for themselves. And the 'really bad stuff' that would have happened without bailouts wasn't ever true. The narrrative matters because we're going to see airlines back at the public trough again in the future. Investors know their downside is limited because taxpayers will always b

Marvel's thrilling 'What If...?' trailer welcomes you to the multiverse

43Mashable / 2h
What If...? is Marvel's fourth series on Disney+, but don't expect it to be like WandaVision , The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , or Loki . For one, What If...? is the MCU's first animated show. It also just might be Marvel's most bonkers show yet. That's because What If...? takes iconic MCU moments and adds a reality-bending twist. We'll get to see what would have happened if Peggy Carter had t

Bats’ brains predict their next move during flight

27MIT Technology Review / 2h
More than a thousand species use echolocation, but after billions of years of evolution, bats’ brains are especially well optimized for navigation. A new paper released today in Science suggests that as bats fly, special neurons known as place cells—located in their hippocampus, a part of the brain that controls memory—helps them process key navigational information about their position not only

There’s Officially Hope for NASA’s Broken Hubble Space Telescope

400+Futurism / 2h
Signs of Life NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope encountered a serious problem on June 13. Its payload computer, tasked with controlling and coordinating the telescope’s various scientific instruments, failed and forced all astronomical observations by the iconic telescope to a standstill. Ever since, NASA’s team back on the ground has been furiously trying to get the Hubble back online. So far, their

This Online Vet Service Will Save You Thousands of Dollars in Bills

Futurism / 2h
We all want the absolute best for our furry loved ones . And why shouldn’t we? Other people are cool, but pets are our most loyal companions. Without fail, they comfort us when we’re sad, make us laugh when we’re bored, and give us unconditional love when the world feels cold and empty. They also lick up food that we drop on the floor (good luck getting your human BFF to do that). Unfortunately,

Evernote quietly disappeared from an anti-surveillance lobbying group’s website

34TechCrunch / 2h
In 2013, eight tech companies were accused of funneling their users’ data to the U.S. National Security Agency under the so-called PRISM program, according to highly classified government documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Six months later, the tech companies formed a coalition under the name Reform Government Surveillance, which as the name would suggest was to lobby lawmakers

Peter Boyce II has left General Catalyst to start his own $40M fund

TechCrunch / 2h
Peter Boyce II has left General Catalyst to start his own firm, a little over a year after the venture capital firm promoted him to partner . His new firm is called Stellation Capital, and filings indicate that he is looking to raise up to $40 million for the debut investment vehicle. Sources say that most, if perhaps not all, of that total has been closed since the initial SEC filing in April. B

Instacart hires Facebook executive as new CEO ahead of expected IPO

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TechCrunch / 2h
Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji Simo as its new CEO, just seven months after she joined the grocery delivery company’s board of directors. Simo, formerly the vice president and head of the Facebook app, will replace Instacart founder and current CEO Apoorva Mehta on August 2. Mehta will transition to executive chairman of the board, per a statement from Instacart. Instacart decli

Achieving digital transformation through RPA and process mining

TechCrunch / 2h
Alp Uguray Contributor Alp Uguray is an award-winning technologist, adviser and investor with 2x UiPath (MVP) Most Valuable Professional Award and is a globally recognized expert on intelligent automation, AI (artificial intelligence), RPA, process mining and enterprise digital transformation. Understanding what you will change is most important to achieve a long-lasting and successful robotic pr

What Credit Score Do You Need For The Chase Sapphire Preferred 100,000 Point Bonus?

View from the Wing / 2h
This isn't a credit repair card, it's a rewards card, and Chase is spending a lot of money to market to consumers they expect to become profitable for them. Here's some data on the credit scores that get approved. Continue reading ...

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 get treated to big video upgrades

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 have both been given major video boosts, thanks to new firmware updates for filmmakers.

Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Ultra Unlock: Time, Space, and more

SlashGear / 2h
This week the folks at Niantic released new information on Pokemon GO Fest 2021, including the Ultra Unlock. This system of unlocking bonuses will take place in what the company calls the “Global Challenge Arena”, and only for “ticket holders” as such. It’ll happen with a new collaborative challenge each hour during the event – if trainers complete each challenge, … Continue reading

New Google Pay debit card lets you actually spend the money people send you

Ars Technica / 2h
The (for now, virtual) Google Pay Balance Card. [credit: 9to5Google ] Earlier this year, Google blew up the existing Google Pay and started over with a new codebase that had more restrictions and fewer features. Now, the company is finally starting to add features on top of this stripped-down service, starting with the return of a debit card. According to a new report from 9to5Google (Google does

Pay tribute to legendary Black singers with the power of AI

Mashable / 2h
The popular AI face swapping app Reface honors famous Black singers of the past with their new "Swap Animation" feature.

Kirk. Khan. Clay. You're Welcome.

24Gizmodo / 2h
Normally, a four-second clip wouldn’t be worth a full post. But what you’re about to see isn’t a normal clip. It’s a magical, perfect few seconds to mark a milestone sci-fi film, and anniversary , both of which are well-worth highlighting. Get ready for a claymation celebration of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan . Read more...

Tor browser gets a range of privacy-enhancing improvements

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Tor version 10.5 now allows users to bypass censorship more easily by creating Bridges using the Snowflake proxy network.

Mindgeek Site XTube to Shut Down Months After Purge of Unverified User Uploads

Gizmodo / 2h
Mindgeek-owned porn site XTube has unceremoniously announced that it is soon departing its users for porn heaven. “We’re proud of the vibrant community we’ve built since 2008 and we’re grateful to all of you who have shared your content on the platform,” XTube said in a notice. “Unfortunately, it’s time for us to move… Read more...

Instacart hires the head of Facebook's app as its next CEO

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Engadget / 2h
Instacart has hired a top Facebook executive as its next CEO. Fidji Simo will take over the delivery service's top job on August 2nd, replacing founder Apoorva Mehta, who is moving into the executive chairman role. Simo joined Instacart's board in January. Simo has worked at Facebook for a decade. She moved up through the ranks to become head of the Facebook app in 2019 . She helped video to beco

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe revealed: Plug-in hybrid SUV

SlashGear / 2h
Jeep has revealed the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe for the first time, its newest plug-in hybrid. The latest PHEV to join the Jeep line-up won’t get its official unveil until the New York Auto Show 2021 in August, but given it’s Stellantis’ EV Day the automaker couldn’t resist spoiling the surprise. Of course, given we’ve already seen the Jeep Grand … Continue reading

NASA’s plan to fix Hubble gets some good news

SlashGear / 2h
NASA’s quest to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and restart scientific observations has had some good news, though efforts to fix the aging spacecraft still present some serious risks. More than three decades old now, Hubble unexpectedly went into its so-called safe mode in mid-June after the payload computer responsible for managing the telescope shut down. Safe mode is, as … Continue reading

Harley-Davidson's latest LiveWire electric motorcycle is more affordable

73Engadget / 2h
When Harley-Davidson debuted its first electric motorcycle back in 2019, it was held back by an expensive price tag and early production issues . After spinning out LiveWire as a separate brand earlier this year, the company is back with its second electric bike, and it looks to address those issues. Harley-Davidson The most eye-catching feature of Harley-Davidson’s new LiveWire One is its price

First look: How JetBlue’s first A321LR stacks up against the Mint-equipped neo

28The Points Guy / 3h
JetBlue is on a tear. Despite the pandemic, 2021 has been a blockbuster year for the New York-based airline. It started in January with the unveiling of the carrier’s new domestic workhorse , the modern Airbus A220 . In February, JetBlue took delivery of its first aircraft with a new Mint business-class cabin , the Airbus A321LD , designed to fly premium transcontinental hops between New York and

Get the kids ready for class with an Asus Chromebook on sale for $139

Mashable / 3h
Save $130: The Asus C423 14-inch Chromebook with 4GB of RAM and 64GB hard drive is only $139 at Walmart as of July 8, a 48% savings on its list price of $269. It's never too early to shop for new school supplies. One of the most important items on many lists is a reliable and affordable laptop to help your kids excel in the modern classroom. A Chromebook is the safest bet for many of today's stud

There’s Reportedly Massive Drama Inside Jeff Bezos’ Wannabe Space Company

100+Futurism / 3h
Jeff Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin, is reportedly falling out of favor with one of its largest customers. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) is planning to use two of Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines to build its Vulcan rocket, a two-stage, heavy-lift launch vehicle that’s currently under development. It’s an agreement that dates back almost seven years. But the engine is now years behind sche

Clippy returns with new Microsoft Teams backgrounds

SlashGear / 3h
This week Microsoft released Microsoft Teams backgrounds, including but not limited to “retro” concepts involving Clippy. There’s a wide variety of options available with the Microsoft Teams Backgrounds collection, both branded and unbranded. They’ve got FOX shows, FOX Sports, NBC shows, NBC Sports, Xbox, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Pride, “Holiday background”, and now Nostalgia.

Perk Up a Sad, Stale Croissant in Your Air Fryer

Lifehacker / 3h
There is something very alluring about the large, plastic-domed containers of croissants you see at the grocery store and Costco, but I rarely give in to their buttery siren song. It’s just too stressful! But last week, I saw a 12-pack on sale for a mere three (3) American dollars, and I could resist no longer. I… Read more...

Tokyo Olympics 2021 ban spectators over COVID-19 state of emergency

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SlashGear / 3h
No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the latest twist in the 2021 saga as Japan puts its capital city back into lockdown. The Government of Japan has announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising COVID-19 cases, with a big impact on how the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held. Those … Continue reading

Google “bought off Samsung” to limit app store competition, 36 states allege

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Andri Koolme / Flickr ) Yesterday, dozens of state attorneys general sued Google on antitrust grounds, alleging that the company worked to “preemptively quash” competing app stores (most notably the Samsung Galaxy Store) and maintain its monopoly on Android app distribution. The lawsuit alleges that Google engaged in a range of anticompetitive practices, including offering large

Star Wars: Visions' Spinoff Novel Is About a Wandering Sith Warrior

Gizmodo / 3h
We’ve gotten a glimpse of Star Wars Visions , the new anime anthology series coming to Disney+ next month, but now we have the first bits of information for its first tie-in novel—a tale that follows a mysterious Sith warrior, with some very interesting twists on the fables of the Jedi and Sith’s creation. Read more...

Everything you need to know before you see 'Black Widow'

Mashable / 3h
Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour break down all the backstory you should know before you see Black Widow.

I spent an afternoon working from my couch with the Brydge 10.2 MAX+ wireless keyboard

63Mashable / 3h
Greetings, Mashabl-ings. I come to you bearing good news: the future of wireless keyboard technology is here. In, er – under my hands. I spent an afternoon typing and testing the features of the Brydge 10.2 MAX+ Wireless Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad (7th and 8th generation). Here’s what stood out to me. Are you tracking? I have a secret. I stole a wireless mouse from the office when we st

Dodge challenges: Can the automaker bring muscle into the electric future?

Dodge Muscle Car 2024•
TechCrunch / 3h
The term muscle car has always been a euphemism for concessions. Want the most power for the money? Forget about a sports car from Porsche or Lotus. Buy a muscle car and just take corners a bit slower. Today Dodge announced it’s making an electric muscle car and it will be available in 2024. The first question that comes to mind: Well, if it’s a muscle car, what’s missing? There’s a difference be

Auto giant Stellantis to invest €30B in electrification through 2025

Stellantis EV 2030•
26TechCrunch / 3h
Stellantis, the global automaker born out of a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French automaker Groupe PSA, will invest €30 billion ($35.5 billion) in electric vehicles and new software over the next four years as part of a major push to transition away from internal combustion engines. The world’s fourth-largest automaker joins rivals such as General Motors and Volkswagen in earmark

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Is Now a 'Mass Casualty Event'

40Gizmodo / 3h
The Pacific Northwest is still reeling from the mind boggling heat wave that gripped it late last month . The past two days have made it clear that hundreds died in the region, and that the climate crisis played a role in driving the extreme heat. It underscores the reality that climate change’s deadly impacts aren’t… Read more...

Marvel's What If? show finally gets a release date – and a star-studded trailer

Marvel August Trailer•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The long-awaited What If? Marvel animated series finally has a release date on Disney Plus.

Iberia reverts to pre-devaluation prices for off-peak awards from Chicago, Los Angeles

The Points Guy / 3h
This May, we reported that Iberia Plus corrected prices for flights from Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) . Iberia was previously pricing awards one category below its distance-based award chart. Now, it looks like Iberia backtracked on its decision and again lowered prices to pre-correction rates. Iberia off-peak awards from Chicago to Madrid again cost 34,000 Iberia Av

There’s Something Fishy About the Teletubbies’ Vaccination Cards

Futurism / 3h
The Teletubbies — the nightmare half-baby-half-television creatures from your childhood — are all vaxxed up and ready for a wild s ummer, according to a bizarre tweet from the TV show’s brand account. “We’re all vaxxed!” the tweet reads. “Just in time for a Tubby hot summer. Who’s ready to come out and play.” It’s eyebrow-raising, if not mildly off-putting, that beloved children’s television char

A New Digital Life, Same Old Problems

21NYT > Technology / 3h
Despite our hopes, the internet hasn’t erased the pressures and struggles of the old ways.

The Story Of The Viral Airplane Seafood Pictures

42One Mile at a Time / 3h
The backstory makes these viral pictures even better… Mother & son enjoy seafood feast on Spirit Airlines Pictures recently went viral of a mother and son enjoying quite a seafood feast on ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines. In the pictures, you can see two massive aluminum trays of seafood, Cheez-Its, baby wipes, and some alcoholic drinks (presumably purchased onboard, since you can’t consum

Euro 2020: ITV sorry for Apple TV streaming issue

23BBC News - Technology / 4h
One viewer said on social media they had missed 14 minutes of Wednesday's England v Denmark game.

Verizon says its version of spatial audio doesn't need specific gear or content

Engadget / 4h
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has created a version of spatial audio it says doesn't require specific headphones, earbuds or speakers. The first device to use Verizon Adaptive Sound tech is the Motorola One 5G UW Ace smartphone, which is available starting today. Verizon suggests Adaptive Sound converts just about any content to spatial audio, whereas Apple's Spatial Audio or Sony's 360 Rea

I spent an afternoon working from my couch with the Brydge 10.2 MAX+ wireless keyboard

Mashable / 4h
Greetings, Mashabl-ings. I come to you bearing good news: the future of wireless keyboard technology is here. In, er – under my hands. I spent an afternoon typing and testing the features of the Brydge 10.2 MAX+ Wireless Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad (7th and 8th generation). Here’s what stood out to me. Are you tracking? I have a secret. I stole a wireless mouse from the office when we st

Qualcomm and ASUS making a smartphone together for “Snapdragon Insiders”

Qualcomm Snapdragon•
SlashGear / 4h
Smart device processor manufacturer Qualcomm and hardware brand ASUS revealed a new smartphone this week called EXP21. The device appears to be a relatively top-tier machine with all the best bits of the processor Qualcomm will put inside it. The proposition is that they’re making a “Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders – Designed by ASUS.” Qualcomm has a sign up page … Continue reading

The Accellion data breach continues to get messier

TechCrunch / 4h
Morgan Stanley has joined the growing list of Accellion hack victims — more than six months after attackers first breached the vendor’s 20-year-old file-sharing product. The investment banking firm — which is no stranger to data breaches — confirmed in a letter this week that attackers stole personal information belonging to its customers by hacking into the Accellion FTA server of its third-part

Dodge will debut an all-electric muscle car in 2024

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300+Engadget / 4h
Dodge will release an all-electric muscle car in 2024, just don’t call it an EV. The automaker announced its first foray into the battery electric vehicle market earlier today as part of an event held by Stellantis, its parent company. The announcement started with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis declaring the automaker “will not sell electric cars,” only for him to add then it will instead make “American

10 of the Best Scanner Apps for Android

Lifehacker / 4h
Every time you need to upload documents online, you’ll find yourself looking for a good scanner app. For those with Androids, here are some of the best you can find. Some of these apps support optical character recognition (OCR)—a cool piece of technology that lets you copy and paste text from photos or scanned… Read more...

You Can Own an Artifact From the a Manhattan Project for Under $40

Futurism / 4h
The Manhattan Project was the United States’ World War II research and development project that produced the world’s first atomic bomb. It is without question one of the most ambitious, historically significant scientific undertakings in the history of mankind. And now, thanks to the folks at Mini Museum, who have obtained incredible specimens of Manhattan Project Shield Windows , you can actuall

Carbon Capture Pioneers Say Carbon Capture Tech Won’t Save Us

Futurism / 4h
Ooh, Shiny! Carbon capture has, for years, been the darling of climate change experts who argue that we can use the technology to engineer ourselves out of our current dire predicament . But even the scientists who helped pioneer the concept of direct air capture — facilities that can suck greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and safely sequester the carbon — are now turning on their own creati

Tropical Storm Elsa Strafes the East Coast With Wind and Heavy Rain

27Gizmodo / 4h
Against all odds, we are not done with Tropical Storm Elsa yet. The early season tropical storm that could is currently drenching the Carolinas in heavy rain, and it’s slated to make a run on the Northeast to end the week. Read more...

PowerZ raises $8.3 million for its video game focused on education

38TechCrunch / 4h
French startup PowerZ has raised another $8.3 million (€7 million at today’s exchange rate) including $1.2 million (€1 million) in debt — the rest is a traditional equity round. The company is both an edtech startup and a video game studio with an ambitious goal — it wants to build a game that is as engaging as Minecraft or Fortnite, but with a focus on education. In February, PowerZ launched the

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire ONE electric motorcycle is a cheaper e-hog

SlashGear / 4h
Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand of electric motorcycles is gaining a new, more affordable model, with the LiveWire ONE hoping to bring some new riders onboard. Iterating off the original LiveWire, though significantly trimming its price tag, the LiveWire ONE will be star of the show at the newly-standalone electric bike dealerships. The original Harley-Davidson LiveWire was certainly a long time

This $60 mesh router is Vilo’s fix for home WiFi’s biggest headache

SlashGear / 4h
Mesh routers have arguably been the secret weapon for successful remote working and home-schooling over the past 18 months, but upgrading your network for maximum coverage has so far come at a price premium. Not so with Vilo, a new name in networking, and one betting that a lot more people would go mesh if they could get a three-pack … Continue reading

Amazon’s Comic-Con@Home panel will feature ‘The Wheel of Time’ and ‘Evangelion’

Engadget / 4h
Like many in-person events, geek Mecca Comic-Con was upended by the pandemic. By most accounts, the decision to switch to a virtual conference backfired as social media activity plummeted by upwards of 90 percent. Cosplaying on the couch clearly isn't as gratifying as congregating with 6,500 passionate fans under one roof. With big guns Marvel Studios and DC Films already choosing to skip this ye

Mesh Wi-Fi for $20? Vilo's New Router Is Surprisingly Great

30Wired / 4h
With the three-pack, you can get internet connectivity in every corner of your home at a startlingly low price.

This Is the Cheapest Way to Get Good Mesh Wifi in Your Home

Gizmodo / 4h
I’m always wary of suggesting a mesh wifi solution to a friend or family member who needs better networking. Mesh wifi has improved my life significantly since moving to a house, so I feel responsible for leading others to take full advantage of their internet. But even an entry-level mesh device like the Eero 6 costs… Read more...

8 great airline mileage programs for booking Star Alliance awards

The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. With the growth of airline alliances and the proliferation of credit card points transfer partners, travelers enjoy more choices than ever for redeeming miles. Having a lot of options is generally a good thing when it comes to award travel. However, it can also make choosing a specific airline frequent-flyer program

How One Passenger Punished Another For Bare Feet On A Plane

View from the Wing / 4h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

AirPods Max just hit a new all-time low price at Amazon — save $67

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $67.23: The space gray AirPods Max were on sale on Amazon for just $481.77 as of July 8 — that's 12% off their $549 MSRP, which is their highest discount yet. We spent June crossing our fingers that some retailer would bless us with a Prime Day discount on the AirPods Max that shaved at least 5% off their (borderline ridiculous) $549 MSRP. And get this: Not only did Amazon come through — App

'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit' is $25 off during GameStop's summer sale

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $25: Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is Hot-Wheels-meets-RC-cars-meets-augmented-reality, and it's $74.99 during GameStop's summer sale (offer ends July 10). If Hot Wheels, RC cars, or anything remotely similar were a huge part of your childhood (or if you have kids that currently partake in those hobbies), Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was practically made for you. It usually costs $100, but

PSA: Chime Banking App Is Closing Accounts and Withholding Peoples' Money

52How-To Geek / 4h
Chime is one of the fastest-growing banking apps thanks to its easy sign-up process, clean interface, credit-building features, and 2-day-early paycheck advances. But a new report from ProPublica reveals that thousands of Chime users are locked out of their accounts and unable to access their money for seemingly no reason. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New Trojan malware steals millions of login credentials

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NordLocker report warns users to remain on their guard against the latest threats.

Big Oil Lobbied UK Government to Promote Gas at Upcoming International Climate Talks

Gizmodo / 4h
Oil majors tried to convince the UK government to present natural gas as a “necessary compromise” to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement at crucial international climate talks later this year, new documents show. Read more...

‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ gets a 4K remaster for Paramount+

100+Engadget / 4h
The film that kickstarted (and nearly killed) Star Trek’s first second life is going to be remastered, once again. Star (via Gizmodo ), says that Paramount has green-lit a “full restoration” of Robert Wise’s 2001 “Director’s Edition” of Star Trek: The Motion Picture . The site says that the project, which will take between six and eight months to finish, will be formatted in 4K, with Dol

Cut down on personal food waste with a Vitamix FoodCycler on sale

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $100.95: Want to foster eco-friendly habits at home? Try out the Vitamix FoodCycler , on sale as of July 8 for $299. It's hard to know where to start when it comes to becoming more eco-friendly. While you could reduce your meat intake or cut back on single-use plastics, one particularly easy way to make a positive change for the planet is by composting. Composting takes all the food scraps y

Stellantis’ electric vehicle plans are huge (and its taglines are silly)

Stellantis EV 2030•
SlashGear / 4h
Stellantis – the combined forces of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group – is setting out its electric vehicle roadmap, and, dodgy marketing slogans aside, there’s a lot to like about its vision of EVs. By 2030, Stellantis says, more than 40-percent of US sales and over 70-percent of European sales will be of low-emission vehicles, coaxing drivers out of … Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD trailer takes us back to the beginning

SlashGear / 4h
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is right around the corner, and Nintendo today delivered yet another new trailer for the game. The company has released a series of trailers for Skyward Sword HD that cover a number of different topics – the first was an overview trailer that introduced us to the world of Skyward Sword, while the … Continue reading

Robotic funding doesn’t grow on trees

28TechCrunch / 5h
As I mentioned at the close of last week’s roundup , the biggest issue in writing this roundup on Wednesday is that sometimes news breaks on Thursday morning. Again, I’m asking the robotics community to try not make any big headlines on Thursdays. That would really help a guy out. Last week, news broke that Zebra Technologies had purchased Fetch . I’ve written about the latter several times over

Circle is a good example of why SPACs can be useful

39TechCrunch / 5h
In the wake of Coinbase’s direct listing earlier this year , other crypto companies may be looking to go public sooner than later. That appears to be the case with Circle, a Boston-based technology company that provides API-delivered financial services and a stablecoin. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch or get The Exchange newsletter every Sa

Rootly nabs $3.2M seed to build SRE incident management solution inside Slack

45TechCrunch / 5h
As companies look for ways to respond to incidents in their complex microservices-driven software stacks, SREs — site reliability engineers — are left to deal with the issues involved in making everything work and keeping the application up and running. Rootly , a new early-stage startup wants to help by building an incident-response solution inside of Slack. Today the company emerged from stealt

How to Wirelessly Transfer Files from Windows to Android

How-To Geek / 5h
Moving files between devices is a pretty common thing to do. There are plenty of ways to do it, some being better than others. If you use a Windows PC and Android device, we’ll show you some methods to try. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Steve Wozniak Voices Strong Support for the Growing Right to Repair Movement

300+Gizmodo / 5h
In what has become a growing battle between big tech companies and the people who use their products, iconic Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently spoke out in support of the right to repair movement. Read more...

8 Sports You Can Still Compete in If You're Old

Lifehacker / 5h
One of the hard parts about transitioning from being a student to the real world (whatever that means, anyway) is the lack of opportunities for competing in organized sports. In a school setting, the opportunities are built right in, with teams, daily practices, and competitions. Read more...

AMD RX 6600 XT price rumors could disappoint gamers hunting for a budget GPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Affordable RDNA 2 graphics card might not be so affordable – but we shouldn’t draw any conclusions yet.

Very offers big savings on premium laptops with latest Dell XPS deals

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Very's latest Dell XPS deals can save you over £300 on premium laptops this week.

Juul Paid a Medical Journal to Run a Bunch of Pro-Vaping Studies

200+Futurism / 5h
After attracting criticism for marketing its e-cigarette products to minors, Juul is facing tough days ahead. Sales have plummeted by a staggering $500 million, according to The New York Times — and that’s just the least of its troubles. The once trendy vaping company has had to make major changes over the last year and a half, and is now facing an uphill battle to convince the Food and Drug Admi

Delta’s Unseen “Queer Eye” Safety Video

200+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Delta has just released a pretty epic safety video, though unfortunately there are no plans for it to be shown on Delta flights. Delta’s “Fab Five” safety video Delta has uploaded a never-before-seen safety video to YouTube, starring the “Fab Five” from “Queer Eye.” We’ve seen airlines get creative with safety videos, though this is creative in a whole new way. The video is super cute, in my opin

The NS1 EC-1

TechCrunch / 5h
There are excruciatingly high stakes for software today. Trillions of dollars of market cap, billions of consumers, hundreds of billions of revenue, and limitless hours of usage are dependent on software working in real time, all the time, without downtime. As the sophistication of software delivery has increased, every layer of the tech stack has been rewritten — an accelerated evolution has led

Qualcomm just made the ultimate Snapdragon smartphone, and you can actually buy it

Qualcomm Snapdragon•
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Qualcomm and Asus have co-developed the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders for enthusiasts to experience the best hardware.

Four new electric platforms, five gigafactories: Stellantis’ EV plan

Stellantis EV 2030•
Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / In 2024, Ram will offer a battery-electric Ram 1500 pickup truck. (credit: Stellantis) Stellantis, the automaker with a portfolio of 14 brands that includes Jeep, Ram, Peugeot, and Citro├źn , is planning four new platforms for battery-electric vehicles as part of its electrification strategy. The company revealed its new EV strategy on Thursday morning, laying out a roadmap that it says

Galaxy Z Flip 3 needs to be cheaper, or this will never work

SlashGear / 5h
Prices for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 need to be less expensive than reported, or foldables will never see the lofty heights of popularity that Samsung intends they reach. Samsung Display could continue to manufacture foldable display panels and hardware companies could continue to create foldable display-toting smartphones and tablets and new sorts of … Continue reading

A Talking Cat Propels the Deep-Space Action in This Excerpt From Stars and Bones

32Gizmodo / 5h
Gareth L. Powell, author of the Embers of War series, has a new space opera coming out next year that’ll kick off a new series. It’s called Stars and Bones , and io9 has the exclusive cover reveal and an exciting excerpt to share today. Read more...

1 napkin and 22 lines of code, or how NS1 rewrote the rules of internet infrastructure

31TechCrunch / 5h
It’s the most important primary layer in the modern tech stack for internet software, and its most intriguing evolution was written on a napkin in a New York City bar and translated to just shy of two dozen lines of Python code. Such is the nature of tech innovation today, and such was the birth of NS1. Kris Beevers, along with Jonathan Sullivan and Alex Vayl, wanted to rebuild the core addressin

WTF is NS1? It’s DNS, DDI, and maybe other TLAs

21TechCrunch / 5h
“We are not a DNS company, despite the name, and despite everything we’re talking about,” NS1 founder and CEO Kris Beevers says. That might sound counter-intuitive, given that the company’s flagship product offering is literally called Managed DNS. The issue and the challenge NS1 actually solves today goes much deeper, and by positioning itself as being about more than DNS, the company helps to d

The fight for the future of DNS is white hot

TechCrunch / 5h
Since its inception, one of the toughest challenges NS1 has faced is the simple fact that DNS is a mature market category with venerable and well-established incumbents. When Kris Beevers and his two co-founders started the company, quite literally every company and internet user already had some form of DNS technology in place. It’s a decades-old technology after all. Beevers and everyone associ

Outages, pandemics and the reengineering of traffic on the internet

23TechCrunch / 5h
Sales in enterprise infrastructure is all about meeting a customer’s requirements. But what happens if customers don’t even realize they need a startup’s product in the first place? In the first three parts of this EC-1, we looked at the origins of NS1 , how the company built its DNS and DDI services , and how it competes in a hypercompetitive market . This fourth and final part is where the “rub

Qualcomm and ASUS made a phone for Snapdragon Insiders

Qualcomm Snapdragon•
21Engadget / 5h
ASUS and Qualcomm have teamed up to make a smartphone that shows off some of the latter's mobile tech. Although the phone is ostensibly for the 1.6 million members of the Snapdragon Insiders program (which is a bit like Microsoft's Windows Insider early-access scheme), it'll be more broadly available by August. The snappily named Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders harnesses Qualcomm's Snapdragon

This new super-powerful gaming phone has top specs, a high price and the worst name

Qualcomm Snapdragon•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is designed as a showcase for all Qualcomm's newest tech.

The OnePlus 9 is just $649 at Amazon with its first-ever price cut

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
If you've been holding out on OnePlus 9 deals here's a great option over at Amazon with a whole $80 off.

Microsoft is having a sale on the Surface Pro X, but Amazon's is better

Mashable / 5h
Save $210.05: The Microsoft Surface Pro X (SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) is going for $788.95 at Amazon as of July 8 — beating Microsoft's own sale price by more than $11. A slick new laptop might make you feel a little less apathetic about the whole "return to office" thing that you keep getting HR emails about. Consider the Microsoft Surface Pro X : Microsoft's newest 2-in-1 adds some spice to drab

Chinese Company Uses Facial Recognition to Restrict Teen Gamers' Use

49NYT > Technology / 5h
Tencent Games says it has been using facial recognition to enforce China’s rules on how much time people under 18 can spend playing video games.

Miami twins raise $18M for Lula, an insurance infrastructure upstart

37TechCrunch / 5h
Lula , a Miami-based insurance infrastructure startup, announced today it has raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding. Founders Fund and Khosla Ventures co-led the round, which also included participation from SoftBank, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Shrug Capital, Steve Pagliuca (Bain Capital co-chairman and Boston Celtics owner), Tiny Capital’s Andrew Wilkinson. Existing backers such

Battle of the premium travel rewards cards: Which is the best?

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Picking the best travel rewards credit cards can be challenging. Each one offers different perks, and this is especially true for premium credit cards. Because issuers keep upping the ante, there’s more competition than ever. So which premium travel rewards credit card is the best? In this guide, we’ll attempt to ans

Qualcomm Just Released a $1,500 Smartphone for Some Reason

Qualcomm Snapdragon•
34Gizmodo / 5h
Qualcomm makes the chips found in practically every Android phone, but today the company is stepping away from its usual role. With some help from Asus, Qualcomm is announcing the first phone of its own. Read more...

The Best iPad Pro 12.9-inch Cases to Protect Your Tablet

How-To Geek / 5h
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is precious cargo. It’s sleek, thin, and light. While that’s great for when you’re using it on the couch, you’ll need protection when you’re out and about. Our recommendations have got you covered. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pesto Saves the Day When You Have No Idea What to Cook

How-To Geek / 5h
Having a jar of pesto in your fridge is a lifesaver when you are working with limited ingredients and don’t know what the heck to cook for dinner. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Twitter's extended NFL deal adds live Spaces chats with players

NFL Twitter Partnership•
Engadget / 5h
Twitter has once again renewed its deal with the NFL , and this time there's more than just video shows and Moments to keep football fans happy. The newly announced multi-year extension includes a commitment to produce over 20 live Spaces audio chats for the 2021 season. You'll hear players and "other NFL talent" discuss regular season matches as well as major events like the draft and Super Bowl

Very offering big savings on OLEDs, QLEDs and 4K TVs this week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Very is offering a range of 4K TV deals this week, but we've spotted some excellent prices on QLEDs and OLEDs in particular.

Vodafone offers businesses better indoor 4G with OpenRAN small cell

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Small cell benefits from wider OpenRAN ecosystem.

Get 2 audiobooks for the price of one during this Audible sale

Mashable / 5h
Save $14.95: Select two titles for the price of one credit during Audible's Wanderlust Sale , which ends July 11. You might have an ambitious summer reading list, but not a lot of time to sit down and read all the books on it — whether you're traveling or just busy day-to-day. Opting for audiobooks means you can listen to your reading list while you're on the move. Audible is hosting a sale to he

Annual Cancer Report Finds a Lot of Good News

Cancer Death Rates•
31Gizmodo / 5h
A new report from the American Cancer Society and others shows that cancer death rates in the U.S. have continued to decline over time, across all groups of Americans. There have been more successes for some forms of cancer over others, with lung cancer and melanoma both killing fewer people than in the past. Read more...

Jeep 4xe roadmap includes EV SUVs, drones and autonomous off-roading

SlashGear / 5h
Your future Jeep may not just be all-electric, but could come with a companion drone and even drive itself off-road, the automaker is teasing today. Jeep’s roadmap for electrification under its 4xe branding is being revealed, as part of parent company Stellantis’ big EV Day 2021, and just as Dodge is looking to electric for a new breed of American … Continue reading

You Should Let the BookTok Teens Find Your Next Read

Lifehacker / 5h
TikTok is a creator’s paradise, and these days, more than just fashion influencers and aspiring comedians are clogging the platform. A new community has blossomed on the app, and it’s made up of users, many of them teens, plugging books —a pretty unlikely product, as far as social media boosterism goes. Read more...

Report: US borders will remain closed to most international travelers

200+The Points Guy / 5h
The U.S. will not be lifting international travel restrictions anytime soon according to a White House official who spoke to Reuters. The wire service is reporting the Biden Administration is not in any hurry to lift travel restrictions. That’s despite many countries continuing to reopen to Americans. “The Presidential Proclamations suspending, due to COVID-19, the entry of travelers who have bee

Don’t miss these highlights today, day one of TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising

24TechCrunch / 6h
Rise, shine and get your startup on, early founders. It’s day one of TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing and Fundraising ! Get ready to be schooled — in the best way possible — on essential skills, tips and tactics every founder needs to build a successful startup. And, like the sign says, the emphasis this time around is on marketing and raising funds — with plenty of experienced speakers to guide yo

Homebrew leads Z1’s effort to bring digital banking to Latin America’s teens

42TechCrunch / 6h
Z1 , a Sao Paulo-based digital bank aimed at Latin American GenZers, has raised $2.5 million in a round led by U.S.-based Homebrew. A number of other investors also participated in the financing including Clocktower Ventures, Mantis – the VC firm owned by The Chainsmokers, Goodwater, Gaingels, Soma Capital and Rebel Fund. Notably, Mantis has also backed Step , a teen-focused fintech based in the

After entering Japan, Coupang continues its international expansion with Taiwan

21TechCrunch / 6h
A Coupang delivery driver in Taipei City One month after entering Japan , its first international market, Coupang has launched in Taiwan. The South Korean e-commerce giant began offering its service in Taipei City’s Zhongshan neighborhood, allowing people there to order items through its app for on-demand delivery between 8AM to 11PM, charging a delivery fee of 19 NTD (about 68 cents USD). Coupan

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Is Getting a Full Restoration and Re-Release

300+Gizmodo / 6h
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is about to boldly go where it’s never gone before: through a massive restoration. Read more...

Linux servers are getting a welcome security upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Sophos acquires Linux server security specialist firm to bolster its enterprise security offering.

How to add Apple Music to your Memories in iOS 15

Mashable / 6h
It's safe to say that the choice of background music for Apple's Memories feature has always been a bit corny. Memories, for those who are unaware, curates images in your Photos app to create montages. So it's great that, with iOS 15 , users will have the ability to select their own backing tracks. Sadly, the new feature only works with Apple Music . Those who use third-party music services, like

Mice beware this adorable three-storey 3D animated cat

Mashable / 6h
Brought to life on a 155-square-meter curved LED screen billboard, this 3D cat now watches over one of the busiest transport hubs in Tokyo. The “Shinjuku cat” hangs out above Shinjuku station and has become an overnight sensation with people online and off.

How to Highlight Blanks or Errors in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 6h
Spotting things in a spreadsheet can be much quicker when you use colors that jump off the screen. With conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel, you can make finding blank cells or formula errors easier. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PlayStation 5 system update arrives with a mystery

PlayStation 5 21.01•
SlashGear / 6h
PlayStation 5 is receiving a new system update today, about a month after it received the last one. This update doesn’t do a whole lot, but judging by Sony’s brief patch notes, it’ll be one to install right away regardless. The new update brings the PS5 system version to 21.01-03.21.00 and weighs in at just under 1GB in size. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

A Dodge all-electric muscle car is coming in 2024

Dodge Muscle Car 2024•
SlashGear / 6h
Dodge will launch its first all-electric muscle car in 2024, the automaker has confirmed today, though it’s making it very clear that while replacing gas engines and superchargers may be on the agenda, losing performance absolutely is not. It’s part of Dodge’s new tagline – “Tear Up the Streets… Not the Planet” – as corporate parent Stellantis reveals its sweeping … Continue reading

How to Decorate Around Your Ugly Old Radiator

Lifehacker / 6h
Living in an older home presents all sorts of challenges. The layouts may be more closed in, the wiring could need updating, the closet space is lacking—and the heating systems might be outdated. Older homes will often use a boiler and radiator system to heat the home, which involves steam rising through the pipe… Read more...

What is Norton 360 for Gamers and what does it do?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Norton 360 for Gamers is supercharged for gamers – but how exactly? Discover the gamer-specific features that come with this suite.

Hilton Believes Americans Are Slobs, Don’t Expect Clean Rooms During Stay?

50View from the Wing / 6h
Guests have different expectations in different parts of the world. Daily housekeeping will remain in Asia, because guests there expect rooms to be clean. However based on U.S. guest expectations rooms won't automatically be cleaned during a stay in this country. That seems odd to me, since we've spent the past 16 months talking about hygiene, learning to wash our hands for a full 20 seconds, and

What’s New in Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma”

How-To Geek / 6h
Linux Mint, one of the more popular Linux distributions, has released version 20.2, nicknamed “Uma.” It comes with new features, upgraded internals, and other changes. Today we’re taking a closer look at what’s new. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There's Now a Tiny Washing Machine to Clean Your Grease-Smeared Glasses Too

100+Gizmodo / 6h
If you wear glasses you probably have microfiber cleaning cloths stashed all-around your home because like death and taxes, your lenses getting dirty is inevitable. But why spend half your day rubbing dust and grease away when you can drop your specs into the LensHD and let the tiny washing machine do all the hard… Read more...

Use UV-C Light To Keep Your Toothbrush Clean With This Sanitizer

Futurism / 6h
While the future of dentistry features teeth that heal themselves and robot dentists , right now brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your teeth clean. Yet when you’re sick, or if you’re dealing with a dental infection, keeping your toothbrush clean can be a challenge. The Germ Shield UV Toothbrush Sanitizer will help keep your brush, and your mouth, clean. It’s currently nearl

Cryptocurrency company Circle to go public in SPAC deal

USDC Circle Public•
73TechCrunch / 6h
Circle has announced that it plans to become a public company. The cryptocurrency company will merge with Concord Acquisition Corp, a SPAC. Circle is better known as one of the founding members of the Centre consortium with Coinbase. Along with other crypto partners , they have issued USD Coin (USDC), a popular stablecoin. A SPAC is a publicly traded blank-check company. Merging with a SPAC has b

Microsoft's emergency PrintNightmare patch doesn't actually fix the issue at all

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Security researchers have demonstrated a flaw in Microsoft’s patch to bypass it completely.

Updates From John Wick: Chapter 4, Black Widow, and More

22Gizmodo / 6h
Fangoria sets its sights on Malay horror for a new remake. Get a brutal look at the next chapter of Fear Street . Kevin Feige continues to hype up Black Widow . Plus, a look at the Addams Family’s return, more Jungle Cruise footage, and what’s next for Fort Salem . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Experimental Polestar 2 cranks up EV power and leaves one big question

SlashGear / 6h
Polestar’s all-electric Polestar 2 isn’t exactly slow, but the automaker is testing the waters for a more potent version with its new experimental 476hp EV. The 350 kW model made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, pairing more potent electric motors with parts cherry-picked from the expensive Polestar 1 coupe. So, the $155,000 grand tourer donates its 9×21 … Continue reading

Our Favorite Air Purifier for Large Rooms Is on Sale

23Wired / 6h
The Coway Airmega 400 is a WIRED-tested top pick, and it’s ideal for bigger spaces. It hasn't dipped this low since the start of 2020.

Record Offer: 80,000 Points For New Citi Premier Card

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Citibank is offering its biggest-ever initial bonus to earn 80,000 bonus points after $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Earning is 3x at restaurants; supermarkets; gas stations; air travel; and hotels. Points can be transferred to a variety of frequent flyer programs. Continue reading ...

How to Use Your iPhone or iPad as a Wireless Mouse or Keyboard

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You can use your iPhone or iPad as a wireless keyboard or mouse with free software available on the App Store. While no official Apple solution exists, there are free third-party apps on the App Store that you can use instead. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

EU fines BMW and VW $1 billion for limiting emissions reduction tech

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European car makers are grappling with another diesel emissions scandal, but this one has nothing to do with Dieselgate . Reuters reports the European Commission has fined BMW and Volkswagen a total of €875 million (just over $1 billion) for allegedly colluding in a way that limited technology for reducing diesel engines' nitrogen oxide emissions. The two, along with whistleblower Daimler, suppos

Celebrate Ultraman Day With These Gorgeous, Giant-Sized Posters

46Gizmodo / 7h
On July 10, tokusatsu fans across the world will mark 55 years since the debut of Japan’s game-changing, giant-sized superhero : the ultimate warrior of light, Ultraman! Along with the arrival of the latest hero in the franchise in the new series, Ultraman Trigger , it’s a day to celebrate one of Japan’s most… Read more...

10 of Our Best Personal Finance Hacks of 2021 So Far

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It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2021, since it feels like we just crawled out of the smoking crater that was 2020. In terms of personal finance, the pandemic was worse than the 2008 financial crisis for most Americans , affecting everything including employment, retirement savings, and the cost of… Read more...

Get ready for premium comprehensive cloud storage for UK SMEs

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New GDPR-compliant data collaboration tool coming to UK SMEs by IONOS.

BT agrees deal with union to avoid strike

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BT and CWU reach agreement over restructure programme.

OnePlus Nord 2 to be fully revealed on July 22

Mashable / 7h
Goodbye, obscurity. Hello, slow drip of information over the period of a few weeks. Having just (literally: yesterday ) announced to the world that its upcoming affordable phone, the Nord 2, is real, OnePlus has now given us another tidbit of information: its launch date. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G (that's the full name) is officially launching on July 22, at 2:30 p.m. ET. Yes, they could've told us t

The teaser trailer for Disney's 'Encanto' is literally magical

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The teaser trailer for Disney's next animated musical Encanto is here, and true to its title it looks incredibly charming. In it, we're introduced to the talented Madrigal family, whose gifts range from super strength, talking to animals and making flowers bloom with a touch. Then we're introduced to Mirabel Madrigal, who is the only Madrigal without powers at all. Even though she takes her norma

Remote-controlled driverless car service wants to eliminate parking

22Mashable / 7h
Never park again? That's the future the team at Halo wants you to imagine with its new app-based rideshare service, which delivers a car to the user, lets them drive where they need to go, and then spirits the car away via remote control. The T-Mobile-backed company announced plans Thursday to launch in Las Vegas later this year. Its system of nine cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors will be b

Dropbox is reimagining the workplace with Dropbox Studios

35TechCrunch / 7h
The pandemic has been a time for a lot of reflection on both a personal and business level. Tech companies in particular are assessing whether they will ever again return to a full time, in-office approach . Some are considering a hybrid approach and some may not go back to a building at all. Amidst all this, Dropbox has decided to reimagine the office with a new concept they are introducing this

In Disney's Encanto Trailer, a Girl Tries to Find Her Place in Her Magical Family

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A magical house, filled with equally magical people . This one has super strength, that one can shapeshift, and another makes gorgeous flowers bloom wherever she goes. It seems like everyone in Encanto’s family has a special gift. Well, with one exception. Read more...

Citi Premier Card: 80K Points With Best-Ever Bonus

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The Citi Premier ® Card is one of my favorite mid-range credit cards, and it has just introduced its best-ever bonus for new members for a limited time. Earn 80,000 ThankYou points with the Citi Premier The $95 annual fee Citi Premier Card is offering a welcome bonus of 80,000 ThankYou points after spending $4,000 within the first three months. This is the best bonus we’ve seen on the card — prev

Kenya’s MarketForce raises $2M, plans to focus on its B2B retail marketplace RejaReja

33TechCrunch / 7h
A 2016 study by global consultancy PwC states that an estimated 90% of sales in Africa’s major economies come through informal channels like markets and kiosks . In sub-Saharan Africa, 90% of these household retail transactions are carried out via a network of about 100 million MSMEs . Africa’s retail payments, mostly cash-based, is expected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025. Kenya’s MarketForce wan

Live video shopping startup Talkshoplive brings in another $6M

75TechCrunch / 7h
Five months after announcing a $3 million seed round from Spero Ventures , shopping-focused live video host Talkshoplive is back, this time with a $6 million seed extension led by Raine Ventures . The new round of funding gives Los Angeles-based Talkshoplive $10.5 million raised to date and enables it to scale its product management and technical teams. In addition, the company will double-down o

Beyond Meat launches plant-based chicken tenders at US restaurants

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Beyond Meat today announced the arrival of its new plant-based Chicken Tenders at upward of 400 U.S. based restaurants. The news follows continued growth for the California-based faux meat giant, which includes expansion to Walmart stores, Taco Bell restaurants and a big push into China over the past year. The company says it’s a different product entirely from Beyond’s Chicken Strips despite bea

These Solid Toiletries Will Make Airport Security a Breeze

How-To Geek / 7h
Packing liquid items for a plane trip can be challenging. Switch over to these solid toiletry options instead to make packing and airport security much easier. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Access to Birth Control Lets More Girls Finish High School

97Wired / 7h
A new study finds that making contraceptives and reproductive care accessible through a state-funded program in Colorado reduced the dropout rate for young women.

QAnon Pivots Its Exiled Online Movement to the Real World

65Wired / 7h
The conspiracists might have been deplatformed, but their movement is shifting into local elections and events.

Give Me More Romance Options in Video Games

Wired / 7h
Show me DLC and I will pay good money to spend, uh, quality time with characters.

This Vegan Cabbage Dish Is Perfect for a Cozy Book Club

21Lifehacker / 7h
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Prix Fixed, Lifehacker’s menu-planning advice column . Read more...

Zoom video chat platform to buy real-time translation startup Kites

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to use the Amex Platinum digital entertainment credit

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The Platinum Card® from American Express experienced a significant update to its benefits and annual fee earlier this month . The already expensive premium travel rewards card has increased its annual fee to $695 ( see rates and fees ). At first glance, that figure looks colossal for a single card. But American Express has added a suite of new features that can potentially make the Amex Platinum

FYI: Windows 11 Home Will Require a Microsoft Account For Initial Setup

32How-To Geek / 7h
When installing Windows 11 Home on a new PC, Microsoft’s website states you’ll need to have an internet connection and a Microsoft account to complete the setup. There won’t be an option for a local account. Here’s how it will work. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AirPods Pro drop to $190 on Woot for Amazon Prime members

20Engadget / 7h
Amazon reduced the price of Apple's AirPods Pro to $190 during Prime Day last month, and now you can get the same sale price through Woot. The Amazon-owned retailer has an exclusive deal for Prime members that knocks $60 off the normal price of the AirPods Pro — and while that's not the cheapest we've seen them (they hit $169 during Black Friday last year), it's still a solid sale for those that

The best high-tech gear for babies

36Engadget / 7h
Planning to bring home a new baby is like planning for a tiny cyclone to live in your house. You’re not sure when it will arrive or how much bedlam will come with it. All you can do is stock up on supplies and batten down the hatches. And when it comes to babies, there are so, so many supplies, from the obvious (diapers, a crib) to the unexpected (snot suckers, no-scratch mittens). Fortunately, b

Petcube is making a more affordable treat slinger for your pets

Engadget / 7h
After announcing the $40 Cam last year , Petcube is back with a new twist on its signature treat dispenser. The most important feature of the Bites 2 Lite is its price. At $125, it costs half as much as its predecessor did at launch . Naturally, that means some compromises. What you won’t find on the Bites 2 Lite is Alexa . Amazon’s voice-activated assistant made the Bites 2 into more than just a

New laser can recycle lost energy

SlashGear / 7h
KAIST scientists have fabricated a new laser system generating highly interactive quantum particles at room temperature. The team published their findings recently, noting that the breakthrough could lead to single microcavity laser systems requiring lower threshold energy as energy loss increases. The system created by the researchers shines a light through a single hexagon-shaped microcavity th

2022 VW Golf R Estate arrives in Europe with 315HP and AWD with torque vectoring

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The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Estate is a more practical version of the German automaker’s eighth-gen Golf R hot hatch. The latest Golf R station wagon is the most potent and dynamic Golf Estate that VW has ever made. And as expected, it comes with the same bevy of performance features and technology updates from the Golf R hatchback. The … Continue reading

An unbelievable number of people can still break into old work accounts

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Exclusive: New data shows password and access management policies leave plenty to be desired.

Swiss Post acquires e2e encrypted cloud services provider, Tresorit

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Swiss Post, the former state-owned mail delivery firm which became a private limited company in 2013, diversifying into logistics, finance, transport and more (including dabbling in drone delivery ) while retaining its role as Switzerland’s national postal service, has acquired a majority stake in Swiss-Hungarian startup Tresorit , an early European pioneer in end-to-end-encrypted cloud services.

H Venture Partners closes $10M debut fund targeting science-based brands

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H Venture Partners brought together more than 75 consumer and retail industry experts to invest in its first fund, raising $10 million aimed at consumer brand startups backed by science. Founder and Managing Partner Elizabeth Edwards (pictured above) formed the Cincinnati-based venture capital firm in 2017 after 15 years as a VC at other firms, most notably investing in companies, including Pelot

Apple founder Steve Wozniak backs right-to-repair movement

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"We wouldn't have had an Apple had I not grown up in a very open technology world," Mr Wozniak said.

DJI Pocket 2 gets iPod-style makeover in new vlogging-friendly bundle

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The DJI Pocket 2 has been given a new 'Sunset White' bundle, which includes a fancy white paint job and a bunch of very useful accessories.

Audacity alternative abandoned after developer allegedly subjected to stalking and harassment

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Engineer behind Audacity breakaway project Tenacity has stepped back from the project.

The Boys spin-off show reveals season 3 details – and may tease its release date

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A new Seven on 7 spin-off show for The Boys introduces a new character and could be hinting at when season 3 will release.

Hawaii Ends Pre-Travel Testing For Vaccinated Travelers As Of July 8

500+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Today is a big day for travelers to Hawaii. Hawaii has become one of the most popular vacation destinations during the pandemic, as the state has been open to visitors in conjunction with pre-travel testing . I visited Maui in May , and had an incredible trip. One big point of frustration for travelers up until now has been that even fully vaccinated people had to get tested prior to travel. Fort

The most relaxing hotel in Paris: Le Roch Hotel and Spa, a Design Hotel

The Points Guy / 8h
Paris has no shortage of points hotels , especially in the Marriott portfolio. Most Marriott brands make an appearance, like Westin, Renaissance and Courtyard. But after a year of limited travel, I wasn’t interested in having just another Marriott stay. Instead, I wanted to try one of the group’s unique hotel offerings in Paris: the Le Roch Hotel and Spa. This hotel is under Marriott’s Design Hot

Delta’s ‘Queer Eye’ Safety Video That Will Never Be Seen On Board

View from the Wing / 8h
I'm not sure how much value 'fun' safety videos actually ad. Do they get us to pay attention? Perhaps, but I'm not sure they get us to understand, internalize, and remember the safety information. Perhaps we focus on and remember the non-safety elements to the exclusion of the information that's more important. I love creativity in these videos anyway. They're fun, they make me smile. Queer Eye (

What is Docker's BuildKit and Why Does It Matter?

How-To Geek / 8h
Docker BuildKit is an opt-in image building engine which offers substantial improvements over the traditional process. BuildKit creates images layers in parallel, accelerating the overall build process. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Inmates, Doctors, and the Battle Over Trans Medical Care

68Wired / 8h
Prisoners are suing for their right to hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery—if deemed necessary. Meet the psychiatrist who almost always says it's not.

Boston Dynamics, BTS, and Ballet: The Next Act for Robotics

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The company’s latest video, “Spot’s on It,” signals its deepening, complexifying relationship with dance.

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

42How-To Geek / 8h
We’re all going to die someday, but the same can’t be said for our online accounts. Some will persist forever, others might expire due to inactivity, and some have preparations in place for when you pass away. So, let’s have a look at what happens to your online accounts when you go offline forever. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers develop a soft shell for ceramics to prevent them from shattering

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Ceramics are becoming more and more common in electronics and other devices. Anyone who’s ever dropped a ceramic plate knows that while the material can stand up to heat and is long-lasting, it tends to shatter when it hits a hard surface. Researchers at Rice University have developed a new coating to help ceramics made with 3D printers survive without … Continue reading

Sennheiser’s New AirPods Rival Has the Best Sound You Can Buy for $130

Gizmodo / 8h
If you’re in the market for a pair of wireless earbuds with excellent sound but don’t want to blow your entire budget on Master & Dynamic’s amazing MW08s or Sony’s impressive WF-1000XM4s , for $130 Sennheiser’s new CX True Wireless buds will make your ears happy—although you’ll sacrifice features now found on even… Read more...

Google faces new anti-trust lawsuit over app store

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The tech giant faces legal action from 37 US states over its app store practices.

Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually

20Engadget / 8h
Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, businesses and offices have started asking their employees to go into the office a handful of times a week. It can be challenging to plan meetings for hybrid workplace environments, though, when people are physically present in office premises on different days and at different times. That's why Google has updated the RSVP feature for Calendar that'll mak

Thousands of Android users scammed by fake cryptomining apps

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Scam victimized Android users blinded by the cryptocurrency craze.

Rainbow Six Siege mid-season update brings operator balances to Test Server

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The Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2.2 update to test server brings changes to Alibi, Frost, Tachanka, Zofia and weapon balances.

UK scraps quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated amber arrivals, but not including Americans

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86The Points Guy / 8h
The U.K. government has formally announced its plans to allow fully jabbed Brits to skip quarantine requirements on return home from amber list countries. The change in foreign travel policy was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on Thursday and takes effect from July 19. The move to allow fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the U.K. from amber countries to skip quarantine coincides

Getting Started With GitHub's Project Tools

How-To Geek / 8h
GitHub is the go-to source for online Git repository hosting, but it also hosts a bunch of tools for project organization and automation, including built in Kanban boards with automation Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Here’s How Windows 11’s New Start Menu Works Differently

How-To Geek / 8h
Microsoft dramatically simplified the Start menu in Windows 11, ditching live tiles and aiming for a sleek, rounded interface. Here’s a quick look at what’s new and different about Start compared to Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Android app can test your phone’s water resistance without water

SlashGear / 8h
A user on Reddit, going by rayw_reddit, recently posted in the r/Samsung subreddit that they had built a new app to test water resistance for smartphones. The app claims to test the IP67/IP68 water-resistance seals without having to dunk the device in water. The creator says the app was designed to give people confidence that their expensive smartphone is water-resistant. … Continue reading

Video: Cat Flies Across The Atlantic On A Private Jet

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I don’t think I’ve ever been this jealous of a cat before… Cat flies the Comlux SkyLady across the Atlantic Comlux, which is a Zurich-based company specializing in private aviation, posted a video on its social media of “special 4-legged guests living their best life up in the sky during a transatlantic flight.” In the cute 30 second video, the adorable cat can be seen stretching near the windows

Reconstructing Roman industrial engineering

61Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Given the present state of the watermills, reconstructing their operation wasn't simple. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) The Colosseum’s arches, the Pantheon’s dome, the Barbegal watermill’s... elbow flumes? Roman architecture is known for elegance and ingenuity. A curious relic, pieced together in a museum basement, shows that Roman design also boosted the efficiency of an ancient industr

U.S. Regulators Want Elevator Company to Issue Recall After 2-Year-Old's Death

28Gizmodo / 9h
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed an administrative complaint against Germany-based elevator company thyssenkrupp Access Corp., alleging serious defects that have resulted in the death of one child and serious injury to two others over the past decade. According to the CPSC, thyssenkrupp has… Read more...

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

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World number 1 takes on former champ in the 2021 Wimbledon semi-finals. See how to watch online and get a Barty vs Kerber live stream - with free options explained in full.

Big Chase Sapphire Card Changes Coming

34One Mile at a Time / 9h
Update : Chase has confirmed that we should “expect updates to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve cards,” but has stopped short of sharing details for now. It seems highly likely that the below changes reported yesterday will be among the updates, though it’s anyone’s guess if there’s more (including a possible annual fee change). You can find the original post from yesterday

Cleared for Takeoff: A mini round-the-world trip to Sweden and South Africa

29The Points Guy / 9h
Cleared for Takeoff is a weekly series showing readers like you the best ways to book adventures using points and miles. If you’d like tips on booking your own trip using miles, please email us with your preferred itinerary and current mileage balance. Now that many countries are reopening borders for tourism , many travelers are looking to redeem their miles for international trips. One such tra

Implantable carbon fiber brain electrodes perform well in animal testing

SlashGear / 9h
The University of Michigan has developed a very small and implantable carbon fiber electrode. The electrode has been demonstrated in rats and has the potential to provide a long-term brain-computer interface. Researchers on the project note that the electrode can capture the scope and nuance of electrical signals over lengthy periods. Researchers believe that someday the implantable carbon fiber

Amazon’s Hollywood Ambitions Are Very Old-School

21Wired / 9h
Amidst a wave of media consolidation, the retail giant’s moves feel like they come from an old playbook.

Mystery Solved: How Plant Cells Know When to Stop Growing

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The discovery could have a profound effect on cell research for many species of plants and animals, as well as the future of crops.

Inside the FBI, Russia, and Ukraine’s failed cybercrime investigation

68MIT Technology Review / 9h
The American cops took the slower, cheaper train from Kyiv to Donetsk. After repeatedly traveling between Ukraine and the United States, there were more comfortable ways to make this final, 400-mile journey. But the five FBI agents felt like luxury tourists compared to most travelers onboard. They could afford spacious private rooms while locals were sleeping 10 to a cabin. The train moved haltin

Businesses now need a vaccine to cure hybrid working

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Sherif Choudhry explores how businesses can make the most of technology in a hybrid working model.

Many IT decision-makers guilty of keeping cyberattacks secret

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"Weight of responsibility" has made many IT leaders hesitant to share data breach info.

Kaseya ransomware attack was apparently coded to avoid Russia

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Analysis reveals all-too-common strategy of malware avoiding its country of origin.

2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T offers a custom touch

SlashGear / 9h
Ram is expanding its lineup with the new 2022 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T. Building upon the Ram 1500 Laramie and 1500 Rebel trims, the latest G/T is home to an array of custom factory mods and some nifty race-bred features. “Ram has a strong history of performance trucks and the Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T models add to … Continue reading

You can downgrade from Windows 11 to 10, but be quick

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If you’re having problems with Windows 11, you can downgrade to 10 but with a strict time limit.

5 interesting films and series on Indian OTT platforms this week

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These are the new releases on Zee5, Disney+ Hotstar, Aha and other OTT platforms in India.

Emirates Skywards Selling Miles With 45% Bonus

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Emirates Skywards has launched its latest sale on purchased miles, which has the potential to represent a good deal. Buy Emirates Skywards miles for 2.07 cents each Through 11:59PM GST on Saturday, July 17, 2021, Emirates is offering a bonus on purchased miles . It’s possible that different accounts will be targeted for different bonuses, so you’ll want to take a look at your account to see what

DDR5 RAM: How Much Faster Is It, and What Else Is New?

How-To Geek / 9h
DDR5, the next generation of RAM, should appear on store shelves somewhere around late summer or fall of 2021. DDR5 is the successor to DDR4 RAM. DDR5 promises better speeds, better power management and efficiency, and more RAM packed into a single stick. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OLED is having a moment – and not just with Nintendo Switch

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The premium panel technology is surging in use across smartphones, laptops, TVs, and more.

MIT microscopy technique improves deep-tissue imaging

SlashGear / 10h
Scientists at MIT have developed a new microscopy technique that can make finer images of deeper tissue more quickly. The new technique offers the opportunity to obtain high-resolution images of blood vessels and neurons within the brain. Often, to create high-resolution 3D images of tissues such as brain tissue, scientists use two-photon microscopy. That technique involves aiming a high-intensit

Clearco gets the SoftBank stamp of approval in new $215M round

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28TechCrunch / 10h
Toronto-based Clearco , a fintech capital provider for online companies, has raised $215 million in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund II. The financing event closed just weeks after Clearco completed its most recent financing, a $100 million round that quintupled its valuation to $2 billion. Clearbanc rebrands its way into a unicorn While the trend of rapid-fire, follow-on financing for startup

Gmail sign in page just made one small, but signficant change

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Google Workspace branding is now front and centre on Gmail sign in.

You can now be a cat in Google Meet calls

21Mashable / 10h
Compared to some other video chat apps, Google Meet is...well, kind of dull. Sure, you can change the background or blur it , but up until now, that was about it when it comes to personalization. This changes today. Google has integrated a bunch of new filters and masks into Meet, making it a bit more like Google Duo (which Meet is replacing anyways) and very much like the Snap Camera app on Zoom

Resident Evil flounders on Netflix in a half-baked, 90-minute 'series'

28Mashable / 10h
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness certainly has its moments. When series hero Leon S. Kennedy faces off against a new breed of B.O.W. (that's RE-speak for Bio Organic Weapon) inside the bowels of a deep-diving U.S. submarine, you almost get a sense of what might have been. It's a tense sequence, and the closest this new Netflix series ever gets to really nailing fear-inducing horror. But it's flee

Netflix's special 'Kingdom' episode trailer weaves a bloody tale of revenge (and zombies)

Mashable / 10h
Netflix's Kingdom blew us away with its fresh take on zombies in 16th century Korea over two seasons, and now the streaming giant is releasing a spinoff that appears just as brutal. Set to run as a 92-minute special episode, Kingdom: Ashin of the North takes us back to the kingdom of Joseon, where Ashin (Jun Ji-hyun) is set on a path of archery-fuelled vengeance following a violent tragedy. Penne

Amazon boots another tech brand to the curb seemingly over fake reviews

SlashGear / 10h
Anyone who frequently shops on Amazon knows a wide range of companies place little cards into the package promising a gift card, sometimes worth more than the product itself, for users who leave five-star reviews. To say it’s disconcerting to purchase a product based on a horde of high reviews and then find out they’re being paid for would be … Continue reading

The Blade Runner anime has an amazing cast, and sounds true to the movie

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The cast has been unveiled for Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an anime set in the same universe as the movies.

Almost all experts say multi-cloud needs a serious security upgrade

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Most businesses don’t doubt the benefits of a multi-cloud environment, but are concerned about its security implications.

The Parking Garage of the Future

31NYT > Technology / 10h
Entrepreneurs envision a “mobility hub” that can save you a spot, help with dinner reservations and offer a place to plug in an E.V. Yes, apps are involved.

DOJ Pinky Swears Not to Torture Julian Assange If He's Extradited to U.S.

20Gizmodo / 10h
The U.S. Department of Justice has promised a court in the UK not to place Julian Assange in a super-maximum security prison or solitary confinement if he’s extradited to the U.S., according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal . Solitary confinement is defined as torture by most wealthy countries around the… Read more...

Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

400+MIT Technology Review / 10h
In February, oil giant Shell trumpeted a scenario in which the world pulls global warming back to 1.5 ˚C by 2100, even as natural gas, oil, and coal continue to generate huge shares of the world’s energy. Among other things, Shell’s pathway involves rapidly installing carbon capture systems on power plants, scaling up nascent machines that can suck carbon dioxide directly out of the air, and plan

Astronomers identify a new type of star explosion called a magneto-rotational hypernova

SlashGear / 10h
An international team of astronomers has discovered the first evidence of the destruction of a collapsed and rapidly spinning star in a phenomenon they have called a magneto-rotational hypernova. This is a new type of explosion that was previously unknown and is said to have occurred only about a billion years after the Big Bang. Researchers believe the new type … Continue reading

New MacBook Pro could kill off Touch Bar, rumors suggest

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Apple might do away with one of the MacBook Pro’s most divisive features.

One of the world's best e-bikes gets a huge price cut for its first anniversary

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The sleek and powerful Cowboy 3 is now one of the most affordable electric bikes in its class.

Dark Souls 3 now runs at 60fps on Xbox Series X, but it's still held back by Xbox One

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Dark Souls 3 now runs at 60fps, but its graphics are held back by Xbox One, meaning the best experience is still on PS5.

E-commerce spending continues to surge in the wake of pandemic

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Consumers love Amazon, but they also want it to pay more taxes.

The gender health gap makes people's lives hell

63Mashable / 10h
Blood, pain, frustration, loneliness, hopelessness, uncertainty. These are just a few of the defining features that come with living with a health condition that is under-researched and misunderstood by doctors. The gender health gap — the disparity in health between people assigned female at birth (AFAB) and people assigned male at birth (AMAB) — is wreaking devastating consequences. Conditions

'I Think You Should Leave' captures social anxiety like no other show on TV

65Mashable / 10h
Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. I Think You Should Leave Season 2 has lots of good one-liners. "Sometimes I put my dad in JibJab videos so he's alive again," "I made all my money off the big Charlie Brown," "They're saying Coffin Flop 's not a show!" — just to name a few. I laughed, and then sobbed, all the way from the couc

20 amazing gadgets your dog can't live without

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Dogs have been friends, therapists, and cuddle buddies for us for the past year — and let’s admit it, we’re suckers for a new gadget for our four-legged friends. We’ve rounded up 20 of the best to keep your dog (and you) entertained this summer. (And the best part is, while we've used list prices here, almost all of these were on sale at the time of writing.) Pet-grooming gloves — $9.89 at Amazon

The disappearing Humphrey is the weirdest loose end of the original 'Gossip Girl'

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Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. Some shows succeed because they capture a moment. Others succeed because they create one. Gossip Girl (2007) was one of the latter. In the years leading up to the original Gossip Girl , contemporary teen dramas about bored rich kids still had one foot in the realm of reality. But after Blai

Make design collaboration simpler with 2 years of Mockplus

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TL;DR: Collaborate more easily on your product design projects with Mockplus Cloud Pro . As of July 8, get a two-year subscription for only $199.99 — a 65% discount. With Mockplus Cloud Pro, you can work more efficiently with others by running each step of your product design process through its intuitive software. Mockplus is a product design platform that serves as an all-in-one system for desi

Grab a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet for only $120

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TL;DR: As of July 8, get a refurbished, WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab A for only $119.99 — a 60% discount on the retail price. Having a good tablet on hand can be the difference between twiddling your thumbs on a flight or actually having time to catch up on your shows and movies. With this eight-inch refurbished 16GB Galaxy Tab A from Samsung, you can easily have your email, contacts, and enterta

Save $30 on an adjustable dumbbell set that's great for small spaces

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TL;DR: Spruce up your home gym with the Lifepro PowerFlow Plus Adjustable Dumbbell Set . As of July 8, use code LIFEPRO30 at checkout to get a paid for only $169.99 — a $30 discount. Cardio is great, but if you’re looking to tone your muscles and get stronger, you’ll also need to focus on weight training . That means you’ll need to buy some weights. There’s just one problem: Many people don’t hav

This flight-finding service makes travel easier and cheaper

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TL;DR: Score cheap flights with a TravelHacker Premium Subscription . As of July 8, get a one-year subscription for only $39 — an 84% discount. We’re all eager to get out and see the world after being forced to stay home for a year plus. But, along with everything else , airline prices have surged. With such high demand, it’s difficult to jet out for leisurely air travel whenever you please. But

Canon's EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III get C-Log 3 support

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After confirming the EOS R3 , Canon is bringing pro-grade video features to a trio of existing cameras by way of a firmware update. Both the EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III are getting C-Log 3, which provides an expanded dynamic range and offers more color space options for high-quality video. The updates also mean the two cameras, along with the full-frame mirrorless EOS R5 , will be able to simult

Upcoming Mi Pad's keyboard accessory leaked ahead of the launch

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Xiaomi is about to re-launch the tablet lineup by introducing the Mi Pad 5 series sometime later this month or early next month.

Quick – the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have hit their lowest ever price

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There are great deals on the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro in the US and the UK.

Chromebook running slow? Google’s update may be to blame

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Google recently released an update to Chrome OS, but it looks like it’s made some Chromebooks perform worse.

Portable recycling plants could transform the waste industry

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Developed by Kiverco, these modular recycling plants can be set up in just one day. Each plant is loaded onto a vehicle and transported onsite, where it can be up and running within hours. These plants allow for the separation of valuable materials and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators.

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump

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The company they built is wildly successful. But her Washington wisdom didn’t hold up, and neither did their close working relationship.

Smile Identity raises $7M to build KYC and identity verification tools for Africa

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An estimated one billion people worldwide face the challenge of proving who they are, a ccording to a World Bank Group report which states that 81% of this number live in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia without official proof of identity . It’s no news that Africans spend an inordinate amount of time trying to prove or verify their identities to gain access to address proofs, financial accounts

PS5 restock: Game has a second wave of PS5 stock, but it won't last long

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The latest PS5 restock at Game features a selection of bundles as well as standalone options for both the PS5 disc version and PS5 Digital Edition.

OnePlus Nord 2 Amazon availability confirmed for India

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The OnePlus Nord 2 is set to launch in India on July 22, and now the smartphone has been listed to be sold on Amazon following the launch.

Google Meet gets fun filters and masks on iOS and Android

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Google has rolled out an update for the Meet video calling app that could make personal calls more enjoyable. The Meet app for Android and iOS now has filters and masks you can play with — simply tap the sparkle button at the bottom right corner of your video call to bring up the Effects options. You'll find Blur effects and backgrounds in there like you would on enterprise and education accounts

First OLED iPad might not arrive until 2023

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A report suggests Apple won't equip an iPad with an OLED screen until 2023, and that the iPad Pro won't be first in line.

Samsung Galaxy S21 could get some new color options very soon

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A rumor suggests the Samsung Galaxy S21 could get a splash of paint in time for the company's new foldable launch.

OnePlus Nord 2 is coming on July 22

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The upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 will be announced on July 22, as revealed by the company’s website.

The next round of Sony PS5 India restock pre-orders go live on July 12

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The next round of Sony PlayStation 5 pre-orders in India is set to go live on July 12 at 12 noon on Amazon India, Flipkart, Vijay Sales, and Sony's own ShopAtSC.

Moto Edge 20 could be a Mi 11 Lite rival with stock Android

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The Motorola Moto Edge 20 will launch in India with a 7.1mm thickness, 165g weight, a 4,000mAh battery and a mid-range chipset.

Here's how slim the new Samsung One Connect box actually is

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Samsung’s nifty One Connect box is back for 2021, and we're hoping to see it become more standardized than its predecessor.

Sony State of Play July 2021: how to watch the PlayStation livestream

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How to watch the Sony State of Play live stream later today.

36 states sue Google for abusing Play Store power

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Google is in a pickle again, and this time it's not the EU that's after the company — it's the United States, or at least a big chunk of it. According to Bloomberg , 36 U.S. states, including New York, Utah, North Carolina, and Tennessee, are suing Google over anticompetitive tactics in the company's Google Play Store. The complaint, filed in the federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, takes ai

China divided as WeChat deletes LGBT accounts from platform

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Dozens of LGBT social media accounts run by university students,were deleted without explanation.

OnePlus Nord 2 launch date briefly mentioned on the official website

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The upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 will be announced on July 22, as revealed by the company’s website in a premature listing.

Indian social commerce DealShare raises $144 million, eyes international expansion

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High-profile investors are doubling down on their bets to explore the future of social commerce in India. DealShare said on Thursday it has raised $144 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its presence in the South Asian market and eye opportunities in international markets. The new financing round, a Series D, was led by Tiger Global and valued the Indian startup at $455 millio

Amazon sets up its first Digital Kendra in India: We explain what it is

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The Digital Kendra will bring benefits of ecommerce closer to MSMEs and help them reach customers in India and globally.