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Best soundbars for TV, movies and music in India in 2021

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Give your TV that much needed audio boost with the best soundbars in the Indian market.

Valve's Steam Deck Is Coming in December to Take On the Nintendo Switch

100+How-To Geek / 20min
Valve Steam Deck reservations open tomorrow, July 16th, at 1 PM ET and will run you $5 to get a place in line. While the base model is $399, you can get upgraded models for $529 and $649 as well. Here’s what Valve had to say during the announcement: Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lego's New Star Wars Republic Gunship Is Here, and Larger Than Your Torso

300+Gizmodo / 3h
Lego’s Star Wars sets just keep getting bigger and bigger , and its latest “ Ultimate Collector Series ” build is no exception. At least this time, Lego and Lucasfilm fans are getting what they asked for, rather literally, with the winner of a fan poll last year finally being revealed today. Read more...

Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit

300+One Mile at a Time / 6min
The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) both provide access to Amex’s Global Lounge Collection , which includes access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass Lounges, Airspace Lounges, Escape Lounges, and more. One of the lesser known perks with the Amex Platinum is for access to Lufthansa Lounges, and

England’s Bukayo Saka Urges Facebook and Twitter to Crack Down on Abuse

NYT > Technology / 13min
After facing a torrent of racist abuse online, Bukayo Saka said he didn’t want anyone to deal with such “hateful and hurtful messages.”

Steam Deck reservations are weird, but they could help stop scalpers

SlashGear / 19min
Steam dropped a bombshell of an announcement today by revealing the Steam Deck, which is essentially a portable PC meant primarily for playing PC games on the go. The prospect of truly portable PC gaming is one that could get a lot of people excited, but unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait until December to order one. In the … Continue reading

Elgato's first webcam gets a lot of things right

Engadget / 19min
Though it’s still best known for its capture cards , Elgato is working toward taking over your entire streaming setup. The past half decade has seen the introduction of the Stream Deck line for easily initiating macros during a broadcast; different kinds of lighting ; and, last year, the company’s first gaming microphones . The one thing missing in this list was a webcam — until today’s introduct

What Is the Steam Deck, and Should You Buy One?

How-To Geek / 20min
The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC created by Valve. Picture a Nintendo Switch with standard PC hardware running standard PC games and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Loki' Episode 6 Review: The MCU Will Never Be The Same

How-To Geek / 20min
We’ve reached the season finale of Loki. This is the one that ends where it started and starts where it ends. But before the episode is done, the MCU will be changed forever. It’s a predictable conclusion, but stronger for it. And more than any other series, Loki sets up everything to come. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mophie's New 3-in-1 Apple Charger Has MAGSAFE!

How-To Geek / 20min
Mobile accessories company Mophie just unveiled its latest addition to its product line—a 3-in-1 Wireless Stand Charger with MagSafe! It can simultaneously charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods or AirPods Pro, and is a perfect fit for your nightstand, home office, or kitchen counter. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Enormous Inbound Comet Appears as ‘Beautiful Little Fuzzy Dot’ in New Image

Gizmodo / 22min
Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, as it’s now known, won’t make its closest approach to the Sun for another 10 years, but the object is already showing signs of life, as this wonderful new image shows. Read more...

For years, a backdoor in popular KiwiSDR product gave root to project developer

Ars Technica / 23min
Enlarge (credit: KiwiSDR ) A spectrum painted image made using KiwiSDR. (credit: xssfox) KiwiSDR is hardware that uses a software-defined radio to monitor transmissions in a local area and stream them over the Internet. A largely hobbyist base of users do all kinds of cool things with the playing-card-sized devices. A user in, say, Manhattan can connect one to the Internet so that people in, say,

Valve Announces Steam Deck, a Switch Clone for PC Gamers

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Gizmodo / 28min
Earlier this spring, rumors started swirling that Valve was working on its own take on the Switch for PC gamers , and today, Valve has returned to turn those rumors into reality with its official announcement for the Steam Deck . Read more...

Mom's the Word on the Anniversary of James Cameron's Aliens

Gizmodo / 28min
A good movie is one you enjoy the first time you watch it. A great movie is one you find joy in dozens of viewings later. For me, James Cameron’s Aliens is not just a great movie, it’s an incredible movie , and though I’ve seen it so many times over the years, I sat down to watch it again for its upcoming 35th… Read more...

US Surgeon General warns that health misinformation is an 'urgent threat'

Engadget / 31min
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an advisory warning of the dangers posed health misinformation, calling it an “urgent threat” that social media companies and technology platforms need to do more to address. As The New York Times points out , it’s a rather unusual step for the office of the Surgeon General, which typically issues advisories centered around specific health concerns l

Valve’s Steam Deck Will Take PC Games on the Go This December

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Wired / 31min
The $400 handheld will let you bring your Steam library anywhere. But before you reserve one, here’s what you need to know.

Facebook’s “brain reading” tech works but it’s still giving up on it

SlashGear / 33min
Facebook and a team from the University of California – San Francisco have published a new study on brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and their suitability for, in this case, restoring speech by enabling the user to ‘think’ words into existence. The system involved using a BCI to translate a man’s thoughts into words in near-real-time when he attempted to speak them. … Continue reading

Brain-Reading Tech Turned a Paralyzed Man’s Thoughts Into Words

Futurism / 34min
In an incredible development, scientists have developed a neural implant that was able to read a paralyzed man’s thoughts and convert them into written words, granting him a new way to communicate after he lost his ability to speak out loud. “This is farther than we’ve ever imagined we could go,” Oregon Health & Science University neurologist and pediatrician Melanie Fried-Oken, who didn’t work o

Microsoft Memorializes Clippy by Making It an Emoji

Gizmodo / 40min
Clippy, the hero of Microsoft Office, is now an emoji. Read more...

Xiaomi global shipments push past Apple for No. 2 spot

24TechCrunch / 40min
A banner quarter for Xiaomi helped the Chinese mobile company snag the No. 2 spot in global smartphone shipments, according to newly posted Q2 numbers from research firm Canalys. It’s pretty stunning growth for the company, up 83% year-over-year for the quarter and capturing 17% of the global market. The surge puts Xiaomi at No. 2, globally, behind only Samsung’s 19% by a relatively small margin.

Facebook Abandons Plans for Mind-Reading Headset

36Futurism / 41min
Abandoning Plans In a Wednesday blog post , Facebook announced that it’s abandoning plans to develop a brain-computer interface headset designed to convert neural signals into spoken words. The social media megacorporation is instead focusing its efforts on developing a wrist-based solution that can act as a controller inside virtual reality (VR) environments. “While we still believe in the long-

Rest and relaxation, rainforest edition: Los Altos Resort in Costa Rica, part of Hyatt

The Points Guy / 46min
If you’re looking for a last-minute summer vacation, Costa Rica is open and welcoming all travelers . After my colleague Chris Dong shared some incredible photos of his recent experience, I wanted to check it out for myself. The Costa Rican government has done a superb job of crafting tourism guidelines in the age of coronavirus . While no proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination is requi

Instagram’s latest test is… telling people about the Facebook app

Engadget / 49min
Instagram is running a new test to tell users about another app they might want to check out: Facebook. The photo sharing app is experimenting with a notice at the top of users’ feeds that encourages them to check out features that are “only available” on Facebook. “We’re testing a way to let people who have connected their Instagram accounts to Facebook know about features only available there,

US cracks down on “Fulfilled by Amazon,” citing sale of 400,000+ hazardous items

Ars Technica / 51min
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images ) The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) yesterday filed a complaint against Amazon over the sale of hundreds of thousands of hazardous products, including carbon monoxide detectors that fail to detect carbon monoxide, hair dryers without required protection from shock and electrocution, and flammable sleepwear meant for children. The CPSC s

Sea walls might just make floods someone else’s problem, study suggests

Ars Technica / 51min
Enlarge / An image of the Bay Area at night shows why protecting some regions will likely lead to damaging floods elsewhere. (credit: NASA ) Protecting the coasts in the United States from the impacts of climate change comes with a hefty price tag. But new research shows that using sea walls to safeguard land can just make the rising tides a problem somewhere else. The paper, published in PNAS, l

16 Things Every Beginner Runner Should Know, According to Reddit

Lifehacker / 54min
Running can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, but if you do a lot of running you’ll discover things about yourself and your sport that you wouldn’t have guessed at the beginning. Recently a redditor asked for a shortcut to some of that secret knowledge: “Experienced runners: what’s something you… Read more...

Pelotons and planespotting: Inside the reopening of Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow Terminal 3 and refreshed Clubhouse

The Points Guy / 1h
After 450 long days of closure, London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 threw its doors open to the public once again on Thursday morning. On its first day back in its original home after a stint in Terminal 2, Virgin Atlantic had 11 passenger flights and eight cargo flights depart on Thursday from Terminal 3. Not only was the terminal open again and passengers finally started to fill the departure halls, b

Replace Your Mindless Scrolling With Something That'll At Least Pay You a Little

Lifehacker / 1h
You can make easy money taking online surveys, but they typically don’t pay more than a few bucks an hour, way less than you’d get with a part-time job paying minimum wage. Still, as a diversion, it pays better than scrolling through Twitter, especially if you’re stuck waiting somewhere like the airport or DMV. Read more...

The Koenigsegg Jesko looks eye-meltingly epic

SlashGear / 1h
Koenigsegg and outlandish design typically come together, but even that didn’t quite prepare us for sort of whiplash generated by the head-turning Jesko. The Swedish automaker’s latest hypercar, the Jesko promises to be its most extreme to-date but also, unexpectedly, could be its most straightforward to drive. Right now there’s just this one pre-series production version, with Koenigsegg finishi

Satellite Images Reveal the Shocking Toll the Heat Wave Had on Pacific Northwest Snow and Ice

Gizmodo / 1h
The impacts of the record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave are still playing out across the region. Medical offices are still getting a handle on the loss of life , and firefighters are battling a number of massive wildfires across the region. Read more...

Iranian hackers used Facebook to target US military personnel

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Engadget / 1h
On Thursday, Facebook disclosed that a network of hackers with ties to Iran tried to use its platform to target US military personnel. At the center of the campaign was a group known as Tortiseshell. Facebook says the collective went after individuals and companies in the defense and aerospace industries. Its primary targets were in the US, but they also sought out people in the UK and parts of E

Feds arrest CA homeopath for selling COVID pellets, fake CDC vaccine cards

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Vials containing pills for homeopathic remedies are displayed at Ainsworths Pharmacy on August 26, 2005, in London. (credit: Getty | Peter Macdiarmid ) Federal prosecutors have arrested a homeopathy practitioner for an alleged scheme involving sham COVID-19 immunization pellets and falsified COVID-19 vaccination record cards, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday . Juli Mazi, 41

LG’s rollable TV costs 50 times as much as a normal OLED

Ars Technica / 1h
The LG Signature OLED R rolled up. [credit: LG ] LG has finally revealed pricing for its 65-inch rollable OLED TV, dubbed the LG Signature OLED R : $100,000. The price was revealed briefly on LG's website. Apart from the rolling feature, the TV offers little over other OLED TVs. The Signature OLED R doesn't even feature the best picture quality that LG's OLED lineup has to offer. The high-end, no

Announcing the agenda for the Disrupt Stage this September

21TechCrunch / 1h
Disrupt 2021 stands to be the best Disrupt yet. We have an incredible lineup of speakers both on the Disrupt Stage and the Extra Crunch Stage . And, of course, we can’t forget the Startup Battlefield, which has been a launch pad for some of the biggest tech companies in the world today, including Dropbox, Mint and Cloudflare. Today, we’re excited to give you a closer look at the Disrupt Stage, wh

Scientists Create Injectable Swarm of Brain Reading Nanosensors

100+Futurism / 1h
A team of scientists has developed a new kind of biosensor that can be injected straight into the bloodstream, and will then travel to your brain, where they will — according to the scientists behind the project — monitor your neural activity and even potentially thoughts. The cell-sized nanosensors, aptly named NeuroSWARM3, can cross the blood-brain barrier to the brain, where they convert neura

Valve's Steam Deck handheld PC starts at $399 and lands in December

100+Engadget / 1h
The rumors about Valve making a version of the Nintendo Switch for handheld Steam gaming are true. The company has revealed the Steam Deck , which will arrive in December in the US, Canada, the European Union and the UK, with availability expanding to more regions later. The system starts at $399. Although the hardware isn’t final, according to IGN , the device currently looks like a mashup of a

How to watch British Grand Prix 2021: free Silverstone F1 live stream online and from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Can Hamilton claw back a win on home turf? Discover how to watch the 2021 British Grand Prix and live stream F1, no matter where you are in the world today.

Robots suck at chopping stuff, but this research could change that — Strictly Robots

Mashable / 1h
Researchers from NVIDIA and USC teamed up to make a simulation engine that could help autonomous robots with their cutting ability.

Windows 10 command line tool is getting a very bold upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft has released Windows Terminal Preview 1.10 which contains a number of new and useful features.

New iPhone 13 edging out most iconic design detail

SlashGear / 1h
This week it’s become apparent that at least the next couple of iPhone releases will edge out the notch. According to analysis and early leaks of the next-generation Apple smartphone show the industrial design of the iPhone changing very little. The camera array at the back seems to be increasing in size, while the front-facing elements, consisting of a display … Continue reading

The FAA May Force SpaceX to Tear Down Its Starship Launch Tower

Futurism / 1h
Demolition Derby Over the past four months, SpaceX has constructed a massive launch tower at its facility in Boca Chica, Texas that serves as a monument to the incredible power of the company’s Super Heavy booster and the potential of its Starship spacecraft. But now, pending further review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may tell SpaceX to tear it all down, CNBC reports . The launch t

Samsung's Next-Gen Smartwatch Chip Could Be a Game-Changer for Wear OS

Gizmodo / 1h
Good news for those of you who are eagerly waiting to see what’s new for Android smartwatches. According to a new SamMobile report , Samsung’s next-gen Wear OS devices will be powered by a beefy new chip called the Exynos W920—and at least on paper, the gains are promising. Read more...

Wide Open QSuites Award Space For 4 Passengers From Several Cities For Months At A Time

View from the Wing / 1h
Qatar has one of the best business class product in the world in its ‘QSuites’. These are revolutionary suites with doors and movable partitions that allow two and even four passengers to travel together in their own space. Right now there’s fantastic award availability booking for January 2022 through end of schedule for Qatar’s QSuites product – out of several U.S. cities – with four business c

Facebook Pay extends its reach later this summer

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Facebook Pay is one of many payment services aiming to eliminate the "phone, laptop, credit card" shuffle by offering easily accessed one-tap payment options. (credit: Fiordaliso via Getty Images ) This August, Facebook will be making its Facebook Pay payment service available outside its own platforms for the first time. Facebook's announcement describes the move as providing a mobile-

6 things we learned about Delta this week during its earnings call

The Points Guy / 1h
Delta held its second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. It’s part of a routine carried out every three months by publicly traded companies, during which they update investors about the state of the company and answer questions from analysts. The tone of Delta’s calls — like those of many industries — have changed dramatically since the earliest days of the pandemic. Gone are the days of discuss

18 Movies That Are Basically 'IP Orgies'

Lifehacker / 1h
To our 2021 eyes, the original Space Jam was pretty modest in its ambitions: Reinvent the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies characters by teaming them up with fictionalized versions of real NBA stars like Michael Jordan. That, of course, was before Warner Brothers owned about 33% of everything ever conceived of by… Read more...

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld takes on Switch for PC gamers

Valve Steam Deck Switch•
SlashGear / 1h
If you’ve ever looked at a Nintendo Switch and thought, “it would be cool to have something like this for PC gaming,” then boy does Valve have the device for you. Today Valve announced the Steam Deck, a new handheld gaming device that lets you play Steam games on the go. Of course, we’ve seen PC gaming go portable through … Continue reading

What Are Visual Artifacts?

How-To Geek / 1h
You might have heard the term “visual artifacts” used when a computer problem (especially a graphics or video problem) was being described. So what does this term mean, and how can you spot visual artifacts? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OnePlus 9 Pro's Affordable 128GB Variant Won't Come to North America

How-To Geek / 1h
OnePlus has confirmed that the least-expensive variant of the OnePlus 9 Pro, its best and most expensive smartphone, won’t come to North America. Those living in North America are stuck paying $1,069 for the the 256GB model while the rest of the world can buy the 128GB base model for just $969. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Audi's Sleek e-Tron GT Electric Car Hits the U.S. for $100k

How-To Geek / 1h
Audi just launched its first fully electric sedan in the United States. The Audi e-Tron GT is now officially available for $99k, before incentives. Thanks to sharing its electric platform with the Porsche Taycan, Audi’s all-wheel-drive four-seater sedan can go from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

StockX Accidentally Leaks Nothing's Secretive Earbud Design

100+How-To Geek / 1h
On July 14th, Nothing announced that it would auction the first 100 units of its Ear 1 earbuds a week ahead of their official July 27th reveal. But StockX, the company hosting Nothing’s auction, has accidentally leaked the Ear 1 design. If this leak is accurate, then it’s our first real look at the mysterious Ear 1 buds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Valve launches Steam Deck, a $400 PC gaming portable

21TechCrunch / 1h
A new challenger has emerged in the gaming hardware category. Game distribution giant Valve today announced the launch of Steam Deck , a $399 gaming portable designed to take PC games on the go. The handheld (which has echoes of several portable gaming rigs of years past) features a seven-inch screen and runs on a quad-core Zen 2 CPU, coupled with AMD RDNA 2 graphics and 16GB of RAM. Storage runs

Researchers match DeepMind’s AlphaFold2 protein folding power with faster, freely available model

20TechCrunch / 1h
DeepMind stunned the biology world late last year when its AlphaFold2 AI model predicted the structure of proteins (a common and very difficult problem) so accurately that many declared the decades-old problem “solved.” Now researchers claim to have leapfrogged DeepMind the way DeepMind leapfrogged the rest of the world, with RoseTTAFold, a system that does nearly the same thing at a fraction of

The latest distraction-free Freewrite features an Ernest Hemingway monogrammed attaché case

TechCrunch / 1h
In our review last year, we called the Freewrite Traveler “outstanding, but expensive.” The latest version of Astrohaus’ distraction-free word processing hardware tool does little to address the latter concern. In fact, the Ernest Hemingway Freewrite Signature Edition comes in at a full $300 more than its predecessor. But the latest edition of the hardware strives to be something more than just a

Study: Alcohol Linked to More Than 700,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide Every Year

64Gizmodo / 2h
New research this week is the latest to find that alcohol use is a major cancer risk, one that people aren’t necessarily too aware of. The study estimated that over 700,000 cases of cancer worldwide can be attributed to alcohol annually. Read more...

You can literally dive into this billboard

Mashable / 2h
Adidas debuted a liquid billboard at a popular beach in Dubai — and it's so big it could fit 3,319 Adidas shoe boxes.

Amex Business Platinum Card Review (2021)

45One Mile at a Time / 2h
The American Express Platinum cards are some of the most well-known premium cards out there. Many people are familiar with The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ), which is the personal version of the card. In this post, I wanted to take a close look at The Business Platinum Card® from American Express , which is the business version of the card (as the name suggests). This card recen

Scientists Are Officially Launching a Wooden Satellite

24Futurism / 2h
Plywood Cubesat The world’s first satellite primarily made out of wood is set to launch later this year, and it’s bringing a selfie stick to mark the occasion, Defense One reports . The WISA Woodsat, a collaboration between Finnish cubesat startup Arctic Astronautics and the European Space Agency, features an outer shell made out of birch-plywood, a material surprisingly resilient to the harsh en

American Express taps startup BodesWell for expansion into financial planning

40TechCrunch / 2h
American Express is branching out into financial planning, with a little help from a seven-person startup called BodesWell. This week, the credit card giant launched a pilot of its first self-service digital financial planning tool, dubbed “My Financial Plan (MFP).” The six-month pilot kicked off on July 11 with about 25,000 select Amex cardmembers. American Express quietly invested in BodesWell

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has hit three big milestones

SlashGear / 2h
The James Webb Space Telescope, the effective successor to Hubble, has hit three new significant milestones, as NASA prepares to launch the powerful instrument later this year. It’s getting increasingly close to crunch time for Webb, which will grant scientists an unprecedented view of distant galaxies and could help unlock the secrets of how the universe formed, and continues to … Continue readi

Apple's Mac Mini M1 is made for livestreamers

Mashable / 2h
You've probably heard about Apple's latest line of computers, the first powered by the company's own M1 chip. Perhaps you've seen the news articles trying to explain why this is significant. You may have seen the positive reviews, heralding the new line released in November 2020 which includes Macbook Pros, Macbook Airs, and Mac Minis all powered by the M1. You've probably seen the latest additio

Nintendo’s OLED Switch goes up for preorder today—here’s where to get one

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Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / The new Nintendo Switch (OLED model). (credit: Nintendo) After an initial unveiling last week , Nintendo’s Switch OLED model is now available to preorder through various retailers in the US. In a tweet earlier on Thursday, the company confirmed that orders for the new console variant would begin at 12pm PT/3pm ET. If you're hoping to grab one, here are the retail listings that are up as

Steam Deck is Valve’s Switch-like portable PC, starting at $399 this December

Ars Technica / 2h
The Steam Deck, from Valve. [credit: Valve ] On Thursday, Valve took the wraps off its new Switch-like portable PC, now dubbed the Steam Deck , confirming that it is indeed the hardware Ars Technica wrote about earlier this year . The device will begin shipping later this year at a starting price of $399. The hefty-looking console, which is 11.7 inches long (compared to 9.4 inches for the default

Steam Deck is real – portable PC to rival Nintendo Switch from Valve is on the way

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Valve just uploaded a Steam store page for the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC running on SteamOS.

Belle's New Music Video Takes Us on a Sumptuous Tour of a Digital World

Gizmodo / 2h
Ahead of Belle ’s Japanese release this week (and its premiere at Cannes), our latest look at Mamoru Hosoda ’s follow-up to Mirai comes in the form of a music video for the film’s virtual pop-idol protagonist—and gives us some more glimpses of its distinct fantasy world. Read more...

GSA blocks senator from reviewing documents used to approve Zoom for government use

TechCrunch / 2h
The General Services Administration has denied a senator’s request to review documents Zoom submitted to have its software approved for use in the federal government. The denial was in response to a letter sent by Democratic senator Ron Wyden to the GSA in May, expressing concern that the agency cleared Zoom for use by federal agencies just weeks before a major security vulnerability was discover

iPod 8th gen rumors just got a little more ridiculous, tying it to Apple's AR headset

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
We wouldn’t bet any money on it, but the latest rumors about Apple’s AR headset and next-gen iPod point to a WWDC 2022 launch.

Get the job done with a Lenovo 2-in-1 laptop on sale for $429

Mashable / 2h
Save $110.99: This Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop is on sale for $249 at Walmart as of July 15. If you need a new laptop, you don't always have to spring for a MacBook. Plenty of cheap laptops can handle a similar workload for a fraction of the cost — especially if you're a student with basic computing needs. The versatile and affordable Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14-inch laptop is now just

Resident Evil Re:Verse hit with a big delay at the last minute

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SlashGear / 2h
Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer game mode originally intended to ship with Resident Evil Village, has been delayed once more. That is probably obvious to those who have been following Re:Verse, as it was slated to release sometime this month. However, considering that we’re now halfway through July and there’s been no word on a specific … Continue reading

You Should Air Fry Some Salmon

Lifehacker / 2h
Coming from a catfish-eating family, I never had much use for salmon until I moved to the Pacific Northwest. The two fishes couldn’t be more different in texture, flavor, or styles of preparation, but finally, at nearly 35 years of age, I figured out my favorite way to make salmon, and it involves the air fryer. Read more...

Can Richard Branson really call himself an astronaut after Sunday's Virgin Galactic flight?

84Engadget / 2h
On May 5, 1961, Commander Alan Shepard piloted his Mercury Freedom 7 spacecraft to a soaring height of 116 miles above the planet's surface to become the first American to reach Earth's orbit. This past Sunday, Sir Richard Branson was escorted to an altitude of 50 miles aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity. Somehow, these men are now both considered astronauts. The discrepancy here lies in

World Of Hyatt Added 20 More Small Luxury Hotels

View from the Wing / 2h
Hyatt has a partnership with SLH Hotels that lets you earn points and status at those properties (when booking paid rates through Hyatt) and redeem points at these same properties, though not all of the hotels are part of this arrangement. Today Hyatt announced another 20 joining the partnership although for one of these no points redemptions are permitted. But then it's not a hotel it's a 'susta

Planning an accessible trip? These travel resources can help.

The Points Guy / 2h
Traveling with a disability poses challenges, and more research and planning are required to ensure a safe trip. Unfortunately, not everywhere you go will be accessible to people with disabilities, so picking where you go and when can make all the difference in your trip experience. There are great tour companies and travel agencies out there that specialize in helping travelers book accessible t

TSMC signals global chip crunch may be easing

29Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / TSMC's headquarters, seen here, are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. (credit: Sam Yeh via Getty Images ) Carmakers can expect a sharp upturn in chip supplies in the coming weeks, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) said, signaling that a global shortage may have moved past its most crippling stage. In the first six months of 2021, TSMC increased its output of micro-controlling units, a

Facebook advertisers are panicking after iOS cuts off key tracking data

45Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge Facebook’s ability to track users and show them certain ads appears to be tanking thanks to Apple’s “ask not to track” feature, according to some advertisers. Apple rolled out the privacy prompt in late April with iOS 14.5. Since then, nearly half of all iOS devices worldwide have at least version 14.5 installed, according to Statcounter , and a vast majority of these devices' users have

Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targets

55Wired / 2h
The hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure its victims.

The Amazon Rainforest Is Starting to Emit More Carbon Than It Absorbs

500+Futurism / 2h
Tipping Point Regions of the Amazon rainforest are now releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they can absorb. That, experts are warning, could mean that we’re nearing a “tipping point” at which the planet’s largest region of tropical forests will start to contribute to — rather than save us from — climate change. According to a new study published in the journal Nature , changing

Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

SlashGear / 3h
Tesla’s Supercharger network is getting a potency upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming the maximum charging rate is going to increase. The new upgrade will take Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, Musk revealed on Twitter, having hinted that power increases were in the pipeline back at the Model S Plaid event in June 2021. Not every electric vehicle charger … Continue reading

15 More Free Channels Arrive on Plex

39How-To Geek / 3h
Popular media server platform Plex has made it even easier to find something good to watch by adding 15 more channels to its ad-supported streaming TV service. You’ll be able to watch all of them, along with all of the service’s other free content, starting today on its free Live TV feed. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Thales Alenia Space to develop pressurized modules for Axiom’s private space station

22TechCrunch / 3h
More details are beginning to emerge on Houston-based Axiom Space’s ambitious project to build and operate the world’s first commercial space station. Thales Alenia Space, a European aerospace manufacturer, will develop the two pressurized modules of the Axiom Space Station. The two elements, which are scheduled to launch in 2024 and 2025, will dock to the International Space Station before event

Blue Origin rounds out passenger list with youngest person ever to fly to space

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21Mashable / 3h
Teenagers in space! Well, one of them. There's a new passenger on the roster for the July 20 launch of billionaire Jeff Bezos' first crewed spaceflight from his private space company Blue Origin. His name is Oliver Daemen, and he's an 18-year-old aspiring pilot starting his education in physics and innovation management at the Netherlands' University of Utrecht this fall. Daemen will join Bezos;

Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are on sale just in time for Emmys season

Mashable / 3h
Several Fire TV devices are on sale on Amazon as of July 15 — save up to 24%: OUR TOP PICK: Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote — $37.99 (save $12) BEST BUDGET PICK: Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote LIte — $24.99 (save $5) BEST FOR HANDS-FREE STREAMING: Fire TV Cube — $99.99 (save $20) Emmys season ? More like "catch up on all of the good TV shows you missed the first go-around" se

Marvel's Avengers' Black Panther DLC Will Show Us a New Kind of Wakandan Power Struggle

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31Gizmodo / 3h
One of the most promising things about Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers game when it first launched was the promise of rich, character-focused DLC down the line that would introduce a broader array of classic superheroes beyond the core Avengers, Hawkeye, and Kamala Khan . Read more...

‘Loki’ shakes up the status quo of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

69Engadget / 3h
In case you didn’t hear earlier, Loki will return for season two , and thank goodness: The finale didn’t resolve a whole lot, if it resolved anything. Well, we did find out who was pulling the strings behind the Time Variance Authority and why, but it really served as an introduction to a villain who’s scheduled to make his next appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania . However, Loki neve

GM to launch fleet charging service to power commercial EVs, even at home

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TechCrunch / 3h
GM and its new EV business unit BrightDrop are launching a fleet charging service as the automaker aims to ramp up its bet on connected and electric commercial vehicles. The service, branded Ultium Charge 360 fleet charging service in a nod to GM’s new electric architecture and batteries that will be the foundation of its future EV plans, offers many of the tools that a commercial delivery, sales

OnePlus cancels the base-model OnePlus 9 Pro, will only sell a $1,069 version

Ars Technica / 3h
The OnePlus 9 Pro's new camera block. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] The global chip shortage is claiming another victim. Android Police reports that OnePlus is canceling the base model of the OnePlus 9 Pro for the US. During the phone's March 2021 announcement, OnePlus said the device would start at $969 for a version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but that model is not coming out. Instead, the ph

How points and miles saved me over $2,000 on a trip to Nantucket and Cape Cod

The Points Guy / 3h
I’ve lived in New York City for the past three years, but I haven’t explored much of the Northeast. Aside from occasional trips to Providence and Philadelphia to visit friends, most of my time here is spent in NYC. This year, one of my travel goals is to explore more nearby cities, whether in upstate New York or elsewhere. Two of the places at the top of my list are Cape Cod and Nantucket. These

How to Cut Tile Without a Wet Saw

Lifehacker / 3h
A small tile project like a backsplash can be a DIY project—as long as you have the right tools. However, tiling jobs—including that backsplash project—often call for a wet saw to accurately (and safely) cut the tile. A wet saw provides a steady stream of water over the blade to create smooth cuts and reduce the level… Read more...

GM Ultium Charge 360 expands to help fleets go electric

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SlashGear / 3h
GM will expand Ultium Charge 360 to its BrightDrop electric van business, the automaker has announced today, aiming to give fleets the same sort of EV charging reassurance it’s hoping to provide individual drivers. The Ultium Charge 360 fleet service will help business customers figure out what sort of charging infrastructure they need on-site, as well as helping equip individual … Continue readi

Coca-Cola changing Zero flavor with less kerfuffle than New Coke

SlashGear / 3h
If The Coca-Cola Company hadn’t introduced “New Coke” in the year 1985, this might not be as big a deal. But because of the monster kerfuffle that was New Coke and Coca-Cola Classic, an announcement this week of a change to Coke Zero has fans up in arms. Some fans, that is. It’s entirely possible that the first major reports … Continue reading

Malaysia Airlines Retiring Airbus A380 Fleet, Looking For Buyer

500+One Mile at a Time / 3h
The pandemic has caused the acceleration of Airbus A380 retirements. Air France , Etihad Airways , Lufthansa , and Thai Airways have retired (or plan to retire) their A380 fleets, while Qatar Airways seems highly likely to retire its A380 fleet. In May 2021 we learned about Malaysia Airlines’ plans to retire its A380 fleet, and the airline is now officially looking to sell these planes. Malaysia

NASA Mars Rover Found Bedrock That Looks Like Flagstones

500+Futurism / 3h
Rock Bottom After officially kicking off its scientific mission of searching for signs of ancient life on Red Planet last month, NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover has made its next big discovery: a patch of rock that’s “probably exposed bedrock” and which the team compared to “garden pavers,” which are landscaping rocks similar to flagstones. Perseverance has been cruising through the Jezero Crater,

New emoji for 2021 could include beans, orcs, and a melty face

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Mashable / 3h
Few things can bring fans of disco balls, pregnant people, and high fantasy enthusiasts together. Leave it to the emoji industrial complex to cross all those streams at once. Emojipedia took a look at the latest batch of potential emoji. They aren't finalized, so they could be changed or cut entirely by the Unicode Consortium before the September approval date, and they may look different on diff

The Ergatta rower gamifies rowing (and looks beautiful in any space)

Mashable / 3h
I enjoy rowing. It's a wonderful cardio and strength workout, and I especially like it in small doses paired with other exercises. In the pre-pandemic days, I'd workout often at OrangeTheory Fitness, which incorporates rowing in every workout. Still, I don't like rowing nearly enough to fork over the hefty sticker price of an Ergatta rower: $2,199. If you're not familiar with the Ergatta , think

WhatsApp to let users message without their phones

500+BBC News - Technology / 3h
For the first time, billions of people will be able to use the service even if their phone has no battery.

The US government is offering big bucks to track down foreign hackers

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State Department extends national security rewards program to cover cybercrimes against critical US infrastructure.

Dolby Vision on Samsung TVs: why isn’t it supported?

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Samsung is one of the largest hardware brands not to support Dolby Vision. We take a look at why and whether Samsung users are missing out.

Revolut’s 2020 financial performance explains its big new $33B valuation

37TechCrunch / 3h
News broke this morning that Revolut, a U.K.-based consumer fintech player, raised a Series E round of funding worth $800 million at a valuation of $33 billion. Those figures are breathtaking not only due to their sheer scale, but also thanks to their radical divergence from Revolut’s preceding funding event. At times, The Exchange , TechCrunch’s markets-and-startups column, runs into two topics

Nintendo’s “OLED model” Switch estimated to cost just $10 more to produce

Ars Technica / 3h
A labeled mock-up of the new model shows where everything goes. [credit: Nintendo ] The recently announced "OLED model" of the Nintendo Switch will retail for $50 more than the $300 standard model when the upgrade goes on sale on October 1. But the new model is estimated to cost Nintendo only about $10 more to produce, increasing the company's profit margins on the high end of its still-hot gamin

Throw Away These Recalled Sunscreens That Contain a Carcinogen

38Lifehacker / 3h
Temperatures across the country continue to climb, and people are spending more time outdoors—so naturally, there’s a recall of sunscreen products from pharma giant Johnson & Johnson. Specifically, it’s for five of the company’s aerosol sunscreens from their Neutrogena and Aveeno brands, the Food and Drug… Read more...

How to View Mobile Websites on Your Computer in Chrome

How-To Geek / 3h
The majority of internet usage now happens on phones and tablets, so you may want to check how a website looks on mobile. Google Chrome has a handy tool that lets you do that right from your desktop computer. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Audacity Mess Further Muddied by Muse Group's New Licensing Efforts

93How-To Geek / 3h
Earlier in July, a privacy policy update for audio editor Audacity caused a stir among community members, who cited unnecessary telemetry. Parent company Muse Group offered assurances to the contrary but has now seemingly put telemetry back on the table along with some concerning licensing issues. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Netflix Wants to Be the Netflix of Gaming

52How-To Geek / 3h
Netflix has hired Mike Verdu, a former EA and Oculus executive, as its “vice president of game development.” The plan is to bring streamable games to Netflix within the next year, likely at no extra charge. In other words—Netflix wants to be the Netflix of gaming. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fitbit Luxe vs Fitbit Charge 4: two of the best Fitbits compared

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The Fitbit Luxe and Charge 4 are two of the best fitness trackers around, and we'll help you choose the one for you.

Interested in golf? Take part in our survey to enter a prize draw

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For a chance to win an Amazon voucher worth £250 or $300.

How Arturia made its music-making software more accessible

Engadget / 3h
When visually impaired music producer Jason Dasent decided to buy a collection of instrument plugins from Arturia about four years ago, he did so despite his suspicion that the company’s tools wouldn’t be accessible. He was right. “At that point I couldn’t browse and use the software,” he said. “I pretty much couldn’t do anything.” He had spent some $500 on Arturia’s V Collection 5 , a set of vir

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders open today at 3PM ET

60Engadget / 3h
If you want to secure the new OLED variant of the Nintendo Switch before its October 8th release date, now’s your chance. In the US, pre-orders will open at 3PM ET today and we're already seeing the console listed at Best Buy , B&H , GameStop and other retailers. Buy Switch OLED at Amazon - $350 Buy Switch OLED at Best Buy - $350 Buy Switch OLED at GameStop - $350 Buy Switch OLED at B&H - $350 Bu

Reasons to Love Citi’s Premier Card – And The Second Best Bonus Offer In The Country

View from the Wing / 3h
This $95 annual fee card is underappreciated for its cost, its earning power, and for its bonus. And Citi points are transferable to a variety of different airline programs including some that don't partner with Chase or Amex. Right now the card has its biggest-ever initial bonus offer ever. Continue reading ...

Announcing Sight Tech Global 2021

TechCrunch / 3h
Shortly after the first Sight Tech Global event, in December last year, Apple and Microsoft announced remarkable new features for mobile phones. Anyone could point the phone camera at a scene and request a “scene description.” In a flash, a cloud-based, computer vision AI determined what was in the scene and a machine-voice read the information. Learning that “a room contains three chairs and a t

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Spray Sunscreens Due to Carcinogen Contamination, But Don't Panic

23Gizmodo / 3h
Johnson & Johnson has recalled all lots of five aerosol spray Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens after an independent lab found small traces of benzene, a flammable chemical found in cigarette smoke, gasoline, and paint thinner. The lab, Valisure, asked the FDA to recall 78 sun protection products, from a variety of… Read more...

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core is an unexpectedly affordable outage battery

SlashGear / 4h
Goal Zero has revealed a new Power Station portable battery, with the Yeti 1000 Core promising enough power for your campsite or make sure key appliances stay running in an outage. The crate-sized box packs a 1,000 Wh lithium battery, which can be recharged either from a regular AC outlet or using optional solar panels for a free top-up. There’s … Continue reading

Latest Intel Driver delivers official support for Windows 11

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Intel now supports Windows 11 with Auto HDR, thanks to the latest update.

Get outdoors this summer with sweet deals on camping and hiking gear

Mashable / 4h
It's not too late to go on an outdoor adventure this year. Check out these deals on camping and outdoor gear as of July 15: BEST FOR BRINGING THE WHOLE FAMILY: Coleman 8-Person Tent — Save $62 FOR DRINKING WATER ANYWHERE: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter — Save $12.48 FOR CAMP COOKING: Camp Chef Yukon 2 Burner Outdoor Camping Stove — Save $20.99 While it can be intimidating to buy camping gear if

Upcoming beach trip? Pack an inflatable paddle board for less than $300.

Mashable / 4h
Best inflatable paddle board deals at Amazon as of July 15: FBSPORT Premium Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board — $254.99 (save $75) ISLE Pioneer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board — $595 (save $150) TUSY Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board — $169.89 (save $40.10) Don't waste prime water sport weather waiting to find a decently priced paddle board on Facebook Marketplace. Amazon has a slew of highly-rate

15 timeless tweets to celebrate Twitter's 15th anniversary

Mashable / 4h
If you, like me , have spent a significant portion of your one-and-only life on Twitter — bless that stupid website — then you assuredly have a number of posts you consider to be The Classics. Posts for which you only need to hear a word or two and you instantly know the tweet in question. Thursday marks the fifteenth anniversary of Twitter, which officially launched to the public on July 15, 200

Norwest’s Lisa Wu explains how to think like a VC when fundraising

33TechCrunch / 4h
At the TechCrunch Early Stage: Marketing and Fundraising event last week, Norwest Venture Partners ‘ Lisa Wu took the stage to discuss how founders can think like venture capitalists in all facets of their business. The overlapping in job roles is uncanny: The best investors and founders have to find focus through the noise, understand the weight of due diligence and pitch others with conviction.

Facebook Is Giving Up on Reading Your Brain, for Now

22Gizmodo / 4h
Facebook is mostly abandoning its plan to hook users’ brains directly into Facebook, at least for now. For the foreseeable future, you’ll have to settle for hooking your wrist directly into an Oculus Rift. Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go available today with a surprising price cut

SlashGear / 4h
After popping up out of nowhere last month, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is ready for primetime. Samsung is launching the new Chromebook today in a WiFi-only model, and it certainly seems safe to say that this is a more budget-minded device than some of Samsung’s other Chromebooks. In addition to the WiFi model that’s launching today, … Continue reading

Smoke Plume From Western Wildfires Stretches 2,600 Miles to Greenland

Gizmodo / 4h
Satellite images show that smoke has traveled thousands of miles from fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and California to reach the skies of Greenland. It’s expected to keep moving east, and impacts from the West’s raging wildfire season may soon be felt across the pond. Read more...

Abodu raises $20M to build prefabricated backyard homes

36TechCrunch / 4h
The need for more affordable housing has never been more urgent as a shortage in the U.S. housing market persists. Startups attempting to help address the shortage in a variety of ways abound. One such startup, Abodu , has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Previous backer Initialized Capital also participated in the financing, along with Redfin CEO Gl

9 Reasons You Want The Hilton Honors Business Card

View from the Wing / 4h
This month American Express increased their initial offer for The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card. In correspondence with readers this has proven especially popular. It’s a really undervalued card in a lot of ways – great value for the price, and not only because of the bonus. There are 9 reasons, I think, to consider getting this card. Not least of which is a record points bonus and

New Icelandic budget airline Play eyes US expansion by spring 2022

20The Points Guy / 4h
Play , the newest attempt at an Icelandic low-cost airline experience , isn’t wasting any time when it comes to expansion plans. The airline has already added routes to London Stansted (STN), Berlin (BER) and Tenerife (TFS) from its hub at Reykjavík Airport (KEF), and now it’s setting its sights on U.S. flights by spring of 2022. Sign up to receive the daily TPG newsletter for more travel news! “

The Best Features in Firefox 90 Worth Knowing About

Lifehacker / 4h
After the design overhaul of Firefox 89 , the version 90 update is comparatively timid. But it focuses on two important things—privacy and tracker blocking. If you’re a fan of Firefox and its continued mission of protecting your privacy and automatically blocking trackers, you’ll like this update. Read more...

Clippy Emoji confirmed for Windows as v14.0 list solidifies for September

SlashGear / 4h
The next wave of Emoji will launch at the turn of the month – but not before Microsoft releases Clippy. The classic living paperclip character has officially made its way to the next upgrade in Emoji in Windows products, courtesy of a Twitter dare. After suggesting that they’d make Clippy into an Emoji if a Tweet reached a certain number … Continue reading

Messenger chats are about to get more annoying thanks to Soundmojis

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75Engadget / 4h
Just ahead of World Emoji Day, Facebook has announced a new feature for Messenger : emoji with sound. With Soundmojis, you can annoy everyone else in your chats with short audio clips that are linked to a visual emoji . The initial Soundmoji library includes sound cues for standard emoji including applause and a drumroll as well as evil laughter. There are also audio clips from artists such as Re

Amazon's Being Sued by Consumer Safety Regulator for Selling 'Hazardous Products'

Gizmodo / 4h
Amazon is in hot water again over the thousands of defective and potentially hazardous products sold on its site. Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed a complaint against the company in a bid to force the retailer to recall such items. Read more...

Cathay Pacific Airbus A321neo Entering Service (New Business Class)

500+One Mile at a Time / 4h
While times are tough for Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific, the airline will be launching service with the Airbus A321neo in the coming weeks, which represents a major development for the airline. Why Cathay Pacific is getting A321neos For decades, Cathay Pacific has exclusively operated a wide body fleet. However, that changed with very little notice, as in late 2020 it was announced that Cathay D

SonicWall customers urged to patch up immediately amid new ransomware attacks

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SonicWall asks customers running devices on older firmware to upgrade without delay.

What are the 5 main features of a POS (point of sale) system?

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Whether you’re considering picking up a POS system for the first time or are looking at upgrading an existing one, these are the five main features that your POS system should offer.

Blue Origin's first paying customer is the youngest person to fly to space

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75Engadget / 4h
Blue Origin's auction winner can't make the company's first commercial spaceflight, but there will be a historic substitute. Jeff Bezos' firm has revealed that the first paying passenger for a New Shepard rocket is Oliver Daemen, who at 18 years old will be the youngest person to visit space. That's more than a little appropriate when one of his fellow passengers is 82-year-old Wally Funk , who'l

The road to a cheaper prosthetic hand

TechCrunch / 4h
Alt-Bionics made waves back in late 2019 when the brand new startup competed at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Tech Symposium. The company finished second to 3BM’s infrared paint-curing system, but Alt went on to capture national and international headlines on the strength of promising technology and a great story. A writeup on the school’s site noted that, at $700, its prosthetic

New startup airline Avelo is adding Las Vegas, but will it work?

29The Points Guy / 4h
Avelo Airlines is expanding its reach outside of its Burbank base. On Thursday, one of America’s newest startup airlines announced its latest destination, Las Vegas. Avelo will fly a unique route — one that hasn’t been served since December 2019 — for its first (and only) service to Sin City. Beginning on Sept. 16, the airline will fly four weekly flights from Sonoma County, California (STS), to

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Turning the lens on ourselves, as it were. There's a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude of options available to take on the project, you research your options, read the documentation, and start to work—only to find that actually just defining the problem may be more work than finding t

11 Clever Google Maps Settings Everyone Should Be Using

71Lifehacker / 4h
Every time you head out to a new location, there’s a good chance you instinctively pull up Google Maps to help guide you there—there’s no better tool out there for navigation and traffic updates. But even if you use it practically every day, there’s a good chance that you haven’t made the most of some of its better … Read more...

Facebook Pay buttons are coming to other e-commerce sites

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More online selling options are coming after Facebook expands its e-commerce functionality.

Sony Xperia 1 III vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: for those who want everything

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Do Samsung's or Sony's super-flagship phones amount to more than the sum of their considerable parts?

Wyndham Credit Cards Offer Worthwhile Perks, Big Bonuses

24One Mile at a Time / 4h
Barclays has made some positive changes to its travel card portfolio lately. For example, last year Barclays launched new co-branded Emirates credit cards , which offer elite status. Then Barclays launched refreshed co-branded Wyndham credit cards. These Wyndham cards are now offering elevated bonuses, so I wanted to recap the basics of these cards, including those bonuses. Details of the new Wyn

This Earth-Friendly Ergonomic Chair Is Designed To Move With Your Body

Futurism / 4h
An estimated 60 percent of people are working from home right now. And according to a study from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, as many as 70 percent of them spend a minimum of six or more hours sitting down each day . The reason your back hurts isn’t just because you’re getting older. It’s also because you’re using furniture that’s not designed properly. Luckily, there’s the

About to head out on vacation? You'll want a portable charger.

Mashable / 4h
SAVE $10.99: The Mophie Powerstation is a great accessory to have on your travels, and it's on sale for a limited time at Amazon — save $10.99. If you're going on a trip after a long break from travel, you'll want to make sure you have the right gear. We're guessing you've got the big stuff like clothes and luggage covered, but do you have a portable charger? The Mophie Powerstation is $10.99 off

Get a $15 Amazon credit just for trying Amazon Photos

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Prime members who back up their pics to Amazon Photos for the first time can get a $15 Amazon credit. No matter how much storage your phone has, it never seems like enough to hold all the pictures you take. Which means you have to back them up externally. Amazon wants you to give Amazon Photos a whirl, so it's offering a $15 incentive. Through July 31, Prime members who upload at least one

The Suicide Squad's Polka-Dot Man Has Absolutely Horrific Powers

Gizmodo / 4h
In James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad , a bevy of classic DC villains—like Bloodsport , Peacemaker , and King Shark —all make make their big-screen debuts as part of the latest incarnation of Amanda Waller’s morally suspect black ops team. Most everyone on the squad has skills that make them recognizably invaluable… Read more...

The CockroachDB EC-1

31TechCrunch / 4h
Every application is a palimpsest of technologies, each layer forming a base that enables the next layer to function. Web front ends rely on JavaScript and browser DOM, which rely on back-end APIs, which themselves rely on databases. As one goes deeper down the stack, engineering decisions become ever more conservative — changing the location of a button in a web app is an inconvenience; changing

CockroachDB, the database that just won’t die

26TechCrunch / 4h
There is an art to engineering, and sometimes engineering can transform art. For Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, those two worlds collided when they created the widely successful open-source graphics program, GIMP, as college students at Berkeley. That project was so successful that when the two joined Google in 2002, Sergey Brin and Larry Page personally stopped by to tell the new hires how mu

How engineers fought the CAP theorem in the global war on latency

28TechCrunch / 4h
CockroachDB was intended to be a global database from the beginning. The founders of Cockroach Labs wanted to ensure that data written in one location would be viewable immediately in another location 10,000 miles away. The use case was simple, but the work needed to make it happen was herculean. The company is betting the farm that it can solve one of the largest challenges for web-scale applica

Streamlabs launches Crossclip, a new tool for sharing Twitch clips to TikTok, Instagram and YouTube

41TechCrunch / 4h
The company behind ubiquitous livestreaming software Streamlabs is introducing a new way for streamers to share their gaming highlights to platforms well beyond Twitch. Streamlabs calls the new tool Crossclip , and it’s available now as an iOS app and as a lightweight web tool. With Crossclip, creators can easily convert Twitch clips into a format friendly to TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shor

“Developers, as you know, do not like to pay for things”

36TechCrunch / 4h
In the previous part of this EC-1 , we looked at the technical details of CockroachDB and how it provides accurate data instantaneously anywhere on the planet. In this installment, we’re going to take a look at the product side of Cockroach, with a particular focus on developer relations. As a business, Cockroach Labs has many things going for it. The company’s approach to distributed database te

Scaling CockroachDB in the red ocean of relational databases

22TechCrunch / 4h
Most database startups avoid building relational databases, since that market is dominated by a few goliaths. Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server have embedded themselves into the technical fabric of large- and medium-size companies going back decades. These established companies have a lot of market share and a lot of money to quash the competition. So rather than trying to compete in the rel

What impact will Apple’s buy now, pay later push have on startups?

41TechCrunch / 4h
Bloomberg broke news earlier this week that Apple, the consumer hardware giant with a rising services focus, is building a buy now, pay later (BNPL) service that will integrate with its Apple Pay system. The news sent shares of Affirm down just over 10% by the end of the day, and it shed 2.5% of its value yesterday. It’s off a little more than 61% from the highs it set after debuting earlier this

How to Turn on Dark Mode in Google Sheets

How-To Geek / 4h
Google Sheets lets you use a dark background, which is easier on the eye. We’re going to show you how to enable dark mode in Google Sheets on Android, iPhone, and desktop. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Blue Origin’s $28m space auction winner took a raincheck so this 18yo goes instead

SlashGear / 4h
The winner of Blue Origin’s auction, who spent $28 million on a ticket aboard New Shepard’s first crewed flight, has opted not to join Jeff Bezos aboard the spacecraft’s maiden voyage. The unnamed winner has blamed “scheduling conflicts” for the decision to take a later flight, Blue Origin said today, as it announced the 18 year old who will take … Continue reading

Man in China Hospitalized After Contracting Bird Flu

Futurism / 4h
A man in China was hospitalized after contracting the H5N6 strain of avian flu, The New York Times reports , a reminder that SARS-CoV-2 isn’t the only virus that can pose a threat to human health. The 55-year-old man, from a city in the southwestern province of Sichuan, experienced a fever and tested positive for the avian flu on July 6, according to state-run news agency China Global Television

NASA Identifies ‘Possible Cause’ of Hubble Glitch

24Gizmodo / 4h
The Hubble recovery team thinks it’s finally tracked down a problem that’s kept the space telescope out of commission for over a month. Read more...

Amazon deal slashes the Apple Watch 6 to just $399 – the lowest price ever

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A fantastic deal, we've spotted the Apple Watch 6 with Cellular on sale for a record-low price of $399 at Amazon.

Nintendo Switch OLED pre-order: what time to get it today at Best Buy, Target and Amazon

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The Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders in the US are about to go live, according to our restock tracker. Here's how to get it.

Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

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Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can’t seem to quit its gravitational center.

The iPhone 13 Is Poised to Get Big a Boost in Wireless Speeds Thanks to Wi-Fi 6e

Gizmodo / 5h
Leaks and rumors about the iPhone 13 have been trickling out throughout the summer, and now some new info suggests that Apple could give its next batch of iPhones a big boost in wireless speeds thanks to added support for Wi-Fi 6e. Read more...

Aston Martin's Valhalla hybrid supercar hints at its EV future

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25Engadget / 5h
McLaren isn't the only British supercar maker that can build a searingly fast hybrid . Aston Martin has introduced a Valhalla supercar that mates a 740HP, AMG-made 4.0-liter V8 with a 201HP dual electric motor system to produce top-tier performance while cutting emissions. The two-door can reach 62MPH in just 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 217MPH, but you can also drive a modest 9 miles in pu

This LinkedIn phishing scam abuses Google Forms to siphon your personal details

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New phishing scam cleverly uses legitimate Google Forms domains to avoid raising red flags.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 might be cheaper than we thought

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A notable tipster has shared the price of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, and they could be much cheaper than we initially thought.

Lightyear nabs $13M Series A as online network procurement takes shape

47TechCrunch / 5h
It seems like everything is being pushed online now, but network procurement stubbornly has remained an in-person or phone-based negotiation. Lightyear, an early-stage New York City startup, decided to change that last year, and the company announced a $13.1 million Series A today. The round was led by Ridge Ventures with participation from Zigg Capital and a slew of individual investors. Today’s

It’s Beluga Cam Time

Gizmodo / 5h
Beluga cam is back, baby. That means you can once again catch a glimpse of the estimated 57,000 Beluga whales that migrate from the Arctic to the warmer waters of Manitoba’s Churchill River every summer. You can check it out here , and you should do so right now. Read more...

Save Yourself From 'Dead Butt Syndrome'

29Lifehacker / 5h
In the past year, as more people have been working from home, physical therapists have been seeing an increase in patients with “dead butt syndrome,” or DBS for short, which is pain, numbness, and tingling in the butt, which can often extend to the lower back and legs. If you’ve ever stood up after sitting for a while… Read more...

Cloud radar: The best offense is offense

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Exploring the benefits of the cloud for businesses who use it as a more offensive and progressive tool, rather than defensive.

‘Resident Evil Re:Verse’ gets a last-minute delay to 2022

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Engadget / 5h
At this point, it's almost a surprise when a notable game slated for 2021 isn't delayed. The latest title to slip to 2022 is Resident Evil Re:Verse , the upcoming multiplayer take on the horror franchise. What stands out with this delay, however, is that Capcom is putting the release date on ice only a week or two before the game was supposed to drop. "The previously announced July 2021 launch of

Blue Origin’s final passenger for its first human spaceflight will be 18-year-old Oliver Daemen

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38TechCrunch / 5h
The mystery of who will occupy the final seat on Blue Origin’s debut human spaceflight next week is a mystery no longer: The company revealed today that the winning bidder who forked over $28 million for the privilege is actually going to fly on a later mission, and instead the final seat on the debut flight will go to Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old high school graduate bound for the University of

Pokemon Unite finally gets a Nintendo Switch release date

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SlashGear / 5h
We last checked in with Pokemon Unite in June, when The Pokemon Company revealed that the game would be releasing sometime this summer. Failing to get any more specific than that, we were left waiting for a precise release date. However, that’s exactly what we got today, as The Pokemon Company finally announced the release date for Pokemon Unite. As … Continue reading

NZXT’s custom-built PCs could be your best way of swiftly getting an Nvidia RTX 3000 GPU

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If you’re thinking of buying a new PC anyway, this could be a great way to beat scalper prices on Ampere GPUs.

Casio Is Re-issuing the Futuristic Digital Watch Ripley Wore In Alien

500+Gizmodo / 5h
When people think of iconic timepieces used as movie props, the Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000 worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in James Cameron’s Aliens always comes to mind. But the character wore another vintage timepiece in Ridley Scott’s original Alien too, which Casio is now re-issuing just like Seiko did. Read more...

NASA’s big Hubble fix begins today: Here’s what will happen

SlashGear / 5h
NASA will begin repairs on Hubble today, after the US space agency developed a new fix for the ailing space telescope. Scientific work with Hubble came to an abrupt halt midway through June, when the payload computer – responsible for managing the high-power telescope itself – unexpectedly shut down. Efforts to reboot the computer failed to bring it back online, … Continue reading

Choice Privileges Selling Points At A Discount

200+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Choice Privileges has just rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points, which is being marketed as a mystery offer (meaning different accounts may be targeted for different offers). Buy Choice Privileges points for 25% off Through Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Choice Privileges is offering a sale on purchased points . This promotion seems to offer a discount, and all the accounts that I show

Harley Quinn nearly didn't star in The Suicide Squad

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The Suicide Squad's line-up might not have featured Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, according to its director.

A complete review of all the retro-magical TVA tech in 'Loki'

29Mashable / 5h
Wow, does this post have some spoilers — if you're not up to date with Loki , turn back now. For a show built around a master of magic, Loki sure leans on some retro-looking tech. With the God of Mischief charged as a time criminal following the events of Avengers: Endgame , Marvel's Disney+ series spends a significant amount of time within the sprawling halls of the mysterious Time Variance Auth

Here's why everyone is calling hot men 'breedable' this summer

Mashable / 5h
Summer is an undeniably horny season and, in these months of newly vaccinated debauchery after a year and a half of isolation, compliments are fittingly depraved. Thanks to a series of copypastas circulating on TikTok, Twitter, and Tumblr, this summer's motto is "breedable." There is no hidden meaning in this phrasing. This isn't youthful slang that older generations will have to Google to unders

All the best tablets for kids from top brands

Mashable / 5h
Technology has changed a lot since you were small. Your kids have probably mastered the features on your iPhone better than you have due to constantly asking to play with it. And when you do eventually get it back, it's a sticky mess covered in slobber and other unexplainable slimes. But in the age of touch screens and constant connectivity, there's not really a way to say "no" without feeling li

TSA Supervisor Took 42 Photos Of Young Women Being Screened

View from the Wing / 5h
In Denver TSA screeners worked together to find attractive passengers for coworkers interested in those of the same sex to give enhanced pat downs to. At LAX one screener insisted their job included seeing a woman's breast and inspecting down her pants . Now a TSA supervisor at Minneapolis - St. Paul was found to have taken photos of 42 young women being screened. However he’s only been charged w

Reebok's New Jurassic Park Collection Just Stomped All Over Your Shoe Budget

Gizmodo / 5h
Life finds a way to undo all of your responsible budgeting. Read more...

Do Those Email Confidentiality 'Disclaimers' Really Mean Anything?

30Lifehacker / 5h
If you’ve ever received an email from your bank, accountant, lawyer, or doctor (or any number of other professionals), you’ve also likely seen a disclaimer at the bottom of the message regarding confidentiality. It may have read something like this: Read more...

PSA: Linux Doesn’t Force You to Log in to a Microsoft Account

22How-To Geek / 5h
You may have heard (or experienced for yourself) that Windows 11 Home edition won’t let you set up your computer without signing in to or creating a Microsoft account. If that worries you, you should also know that Linux never requires anything of the sort. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Fully Electric Tugboat Will Have Absolutely Massive Battery Packs

100+Futurism / 5h
Electric Tug Shipbuilder Crowley Maritime Corp announced this week that it’s building and operating the first ever all-electric tugboat in the United States. The 82-foot, zero emissions escort tug, called “eWolf,” will eventually start serving the port of San Diego some time in mid-2023. Switching tugboats to electric propulsion could have major implications for reducing the planet’s carbon footp

Mint Mobile vs Verizon: which carrier is best, and which is right for you?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Are you weighing up Mint Mobile vs Verizon? Here's an unbiased breakdown of each carrier to find which is best for you.

Massive Tsunami From Dino-Killing Asteroid Carved ‘Megaripples’ Into the Ocean Floor

Gizmodo / 5h
The asteroid that killed off all non-avian dinosaurs made quite the splash when it hit the Yucatan Peninsula some 66 million years ago, generating a tsunami of epic proportions. Seafloor scars from this gigantic wave have been spotted in seismic data taken in Louisiana, offering new insights into this catastrophic… Read more...

Lyft's shared rides return with COVID measures and advanced booking

25Engadget / 6h
Lyft unsurprisingly axed shared rides as COVID-19 took hold, but it's rethinking them as the pandemic (hopefully) subsides and demand resumes . The company is relaunching shared rides on July 19th with a few tweaks to both streamline your trips and acknowledge the safety issues of a not-quite-normal US. You can now request these rides up to 30 minutes in advance, saving you money and increasing t

The Aston Martin Valhalla is ready to show just how wild hybrids can be

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SlashGear / 6h
Aston Martin has revealed the production-ready Valhalla supercar, a 937 horsepower hybrid that uses an all-new tri-motor powertrain. Shaken up from the Valhalla concept thanks to Aston Martin’s deal with Mercedes-AMG, its combination of a rear V8 engine and two electric motors delivers not only all-wheel drive when required, but 0-62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Top speed, Aston Martin says, … Continue re

Avast and NortonLifeLock set for $8 billion antivirus mega-merger

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Two leading security vendors confirm reports of merger talks.

SPACs keep rolling as autonomous vehicle startup Aurora targets blank-check debut with $13B valuation

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99TechCrunch / 6h
Aurora Innovation, the autonomous vehicle startup that acquired Uber’s self-driving unit in December, is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Reinvent Technology Partners Y. The deal announced Thursday confirms TechCrunch’s reporting in June that the startup was in final talks with the SPAC launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark

Emergence Capital’s Doug Landis explains how to identify (and tell) your startup story

36TechCrunch / 6h
How do you go beyond the names and numbers with your startup pitch deck? For Doug Landis, the answer is one simple compound gerund: storytelling. It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot of late in Silicon Valley, but it’s one that could legitimately help your startup stand out from the pack amid the pile of pitches. Landis knows a fair bit about the concept. Following stints at Salesforce and G

Zūm wants to use its electric school buses to send power back to the electrical grid

42TechCrunch / 6h
Zūm, the startup that provides child transportation for school districts and families, is aiming to use its fleet of electric school buses to deliver power back to the electrical grid when it’s needed most. The company is partnering with AutoGrid, which provides energy management and distribution software, to transform Zūm’s fleet of electric school buses into one of the largest virtual power pla

Credit Suisse leads $20M Series A in data extraction startup Daloopa

30TechCrunch / 6h
Daloopa closed on a $20 million Series A round, led by Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors, to continue developing its data extraction technology for financial institutions, which is now being expanded globally. When company co-founder and CEO Thomas Li worked as a hedge fund analyst, he often performed repetitive data extraction in order to gather insights for analysis and forecasts.

Shopmonkey raises $75M Series C to help auto repair shops streamline their business

69TechCrunch / 6h
Walking into an auto repair shop can sometimes feel like taking a step into the past. The handwritten notes and receipts, the clunky point-of-sales system and scheduling tools — if those are even there — can make customers feel like they’re in the 1990s, not the 21st century. Shopmonkey is trying to change that. “It’s been an amazing industry to serve that I just feel like has trailed modern time

Bird attempts to make it harder to scoot under the influence

Mashable / 6h
Electric scooter company Bird is putting up a digital speed bump to keep riders from scooting under the influence . A new "checkpoint" feature in the Bird app was announced in a blog post on Thursday. Once the feature is rolled out, before you can access the app to unlock and pay for an e-scooter for any late-night or early-morning rides, you'll need to pass through the checkpoint Bird calls "Saf

Why You Should Negotiate Your Real Estate Agent's Commission in a Hot Market

Lifehacker / 6h
With the real estate market superheated right now, some homes are selling within days, with cash offers well over the asking price. What that means, though—if you’re looking to sell and you think your house will sell quickly—is that you have a better chance negotiating a lower commission with your real estate agent.… Read more...

Onboard Delta’s first retrofitted Boeing 767 with snazzy new cabins

400+The Points Guy / 6h
Delta isn’t just adding new planes to its fleet these days. In addition to new deliveries , the Atlanta-based carrier is retrofitting a major swath of its international fleet, starting with 19 of its Boeing 767-300s. These Boeing widebodies are getting a brand-new Premium Select cabin, along with a host of other enhancements, including modernized finishes in both the Delta One and coach cabins. D

Updates From Evil Dead Rise, Stargirl, and More

Gizmodo / 6h
Rob Zombie continues to share teases from his Munsters reboot. The Dexter revival continues to inexplicably bring back familiar faces. Plus, what’s next on Kung Fu and Fort Salem . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

An evolution of POS (Point of Sale) Systems

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Point of Sale systems originated as clunky mechanical devices, now they can be software platforms wirelessly connected to the cloud with integrated staff management and analytics.

Pininfarina's 'virtual' concept car features a holographic AR display

23Engadget / 6h
If autonomous rides ever free us from driving, more focus will need to be paid to car interiors. A new concept crammed with a mind-boggling amount of tech offers a vision of what that future may look like. If the vehicle ever becomes a reality, that is. Meet the Teorema , a virtual blueprint for the zenith of road transport. Or, a pipe dream, depending on your point of view. The breadvan-style ca

Spotify is down so you can't listen to podcasts while making breakfast

Mashable / 6h
If your Spotify isn't doing what it's supposed to do today, you're not alone. According to Downdetector , as well as numerous complaints on Twitter, Spotify isn't working for a lot of people right now. For us at Mashable, it's a mixed bag; in parts of Europe it works, in the UK and the U.S. it doesn't. And waking up and realizing you can't listen to your favorite podcast while making breakfast...

You've Probably Been Pitting Peaches Wrong This Whole Time

97Lifehacker / 6h
I love peaches—I could eat a peach for hours!—but I do not love removing the stubborn, literally clinging stone from the center of the fruit. Fortunately, I follow some very smart people on social media, and those people often have solutions to everyday annoyances such as these. (I honestly hate to be all “You’ve been… Read more...

Younger and wiser: How I helped my 88-year-old grandma maximize her credit card spending

The Points Guy / 6h
My grandma is nothing if not financially literate. She pays her bills every month (by paper check) and maintains an impeccable credit score. At 88, she has accumulated plenty of credit cards. Unfortunately, most of them are store cards — Sears, Macy’s, Sam’s Club, Bloomingdale’s, Walmart, Union Plus — and the lone Chase Freedom Flex . The store cards don’t allow her to get any real benefits excep

Air Arabia Launching Armenian National Airline

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Armenia may be getting a new low cost national carrier soon… Plans for Armenia’s new national airline Air Arabia and the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) have signed an agreement to launch a new national airline in Armenia. The airline will be established as an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline based at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Air

The Best Desktop Macs of 2021

How-To Geek / 6h
If you don’t need the portability of a laptop, picking a desktop Mac over an Apple MacBook could save you money and net you much more screen real estate. But which should you pick up? Here are some recommendations. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How "Chaos Engineering" Helps You Avoid Unplanned Downtime

How-To Geek / 6h
Chaos engineering is an approach to software fault tolerance testing that intentionally provokes errors in live deployments. It incorporates an element of randomness to mimic the unpredictability of most real-world outages. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

NASA video takes us on a flyby of Jupiter and Ganymede

SlashGear / 6h
On June 7 of this year, the NASA Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s frigid moon Ganymede than any other spacecraft in the last 20 years. Later the same day, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. NASA has offered a new animation that provides a “starship captain” point of view of each flyby. To create the animation, NASA used … Continue reading

Ireland must ‘swiftly’ investigate legality of Facebook-WhatsApp data sharing, says EDPB

30TechCrunch / 6h
Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union must “swiftly” investigate the legality of data sharing related to a controversial WhatsApp policy update, following an order by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). We’ve reached out to the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for a response. ( Update: See below for their statement.) Updated terms had been set to be imposed upon users of th

Netradyne raises $150M in Series C to improve commercial driver safety

33TechCrunch / 6h
Netradyne, a startup that uses cameras and edge computing to improve commercial driver safety, has scored $150 million in Series C funding. The fresh cash will help the company double down on its current product, Driveri, according to Avneesh Agrawal, CEO and co-founder. Agrawal told TechCrunch the company is very confident in its product, which rewards good driver behavior while sending real-tim

WooCommerce mandates security update after critical vulnerability was detected

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WooCommerce is currently patching critical vulnerability that affected online store owners using its services.

2022 Jeep Compass debuts with revamped styling and a posher interior

SlashGear / 7h
The 2022 Jeep Compass recently debuted at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, but it first made wares at last year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The latest Compass may look eerily similar to the outgoing version, but the most significant and most obvious change is inside the vehicle. The outgoing Compass had a sea of plastic for the interior. Now, the updated … Continue reading

Google finds zero-day security flaws in all your favorite browsers

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Although zero-days are on the rise, that’s not always a bad thing, believe Google researchers.

Lyft brings back shared rides for first time since pandemic began

22Mashable / 7h
Back in March 2020 everything changed , especially for ride-share companies like Lyft. But now things are coming back — slowly. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down U.S. cities by mid-March, ride-hailing services all but shriveled up . Lyft, and its main rival Uber, both eliminated the more budget-friendly ride option to carpool with a stranger or two. But 16 months later, Lyft's "Shared Ride

Facebook Pay buttons are coming to online stores in August

25Engadget / 7h
Almost two years down the line, Facebook is taking a big step to expand its payments platform. The company has announced plans to break out Facebook Pay from its own ecosystem to facilitate transactions across the web. Starting in August, US-based customers will be able to make purchases from Shopify-powered businesses using the payment method. When you visit a supported seller, you'll see a Face

Jeep reveals pricing for Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package in Chicago

SlashGear / 7h
Jeep has been busy at the Chicago Auto Show, revealing information and pricing on new options and accessories for its popular Wrangler SUV. One of the more interesting option packages that Jeep has recently revealed is the Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package. While we’ve known what the package brings to the SUV, one major mystery was exactly how much it would … Continue reading

The Google Pixel 4a Android smartphone falls to its lowest price yet

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The Google Pixel 4a Android Smartphone is now at a record low price of £279 at Amazon.

Why China's crypto crackdown can help you get a GeForce RTX 3080

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
While a crackdown on cryptomining in China is bad news for the crypto market, its great news for gamers and PC builders.

The best record player you can buy now has a successor – and it's seriously pricey

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Pro-Ject USA has launched the Debut Pro Turntable focusing on premium analog reproduction and a dedication to stereo hi-fi sound.

Play2Pay raises $13M to convert mobile user engagement into bill payment

45TechCrunch / 7h
The gamification of payments is not a new concept. A number of companies are attempting to combine gamification and payments in creative ways. And today, one such company, Play2Pay , has raised $13 million in a Series A round of funding. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based startup has a straightforward mission. It wants to give consumers a way to reduce their bills — it claims by an average of 30%

A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I

75Wired / 7h
From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future.

Play The New ‘Plane Food Simulator’ Game Online For Free

View from the Wing / 7h
Plane Food Simulator 2021 is a free online game where you… try to eat food on a plane. This isn’t hard because of all the Covid Cutbacks, and your airline just isn’t serving food. You choose your meal type (you can even pick a Japanese meal!) but you have to deal with turbulence and other challenges along the way. Continue reading ...

Leap, a ‘social learning’ platform aimed at over 55s, raises a $3.1M Seed round

91TechCrunch / 7h
Leap , a platform for people over 55 to learn via social interaction, has raised $3.1M funding in a seed round led by European early-stage investor Creandum, and SF-based South Park Commons. Also participating was Learn Start/Learn Capital, alongside angels Michelle Kennedy (Peanut founder), Sahil Lavingia, and Tim Tuttle. Leap members gather online to collectively “learn, connect and grow togeth

This All-in-One 4K Projector Is the Easiest Way to Build a Home Movie Theater

Gizmodo / 7h
I’ve never been a fan of projectors for home use. To me they’ve always been too hot, too noisy, require separate speakers, and expensive if you want enough brightness to be viewable before sunset. But after watching Black Widow on a 12-foot screen in 4K HDR in the comfort of my family room, the XGIMI Horizon Pro… Read more...

What Is “Planned Obsolescence,” and How Does It Affect My Devices?

63How-To Geek / 7h
In 2017, Reddit users discovered that Apple was using software updates to slow down or throttle the performance of old iPhones, supposedly to improve battery health. It eventually ended in 2020 with a $500 million lawsuit settlement. Apple’s lack of communication about the slowdowns—it wasn’t disclosed to consumers before researchers discovered it—brought a debate regarding “planned obsolescence”

Windows 365 release date, features and everything else you need to know

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Here’s everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Windows 365 service.

Totally Rated: how about that Nintendo Switch OLED?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Season 2 of Totally Rated continues with a look at the Nintendo Switch OLED, iPhone 13 Pro rumors and more.

MIT study finds making memories requires extensive DNA breaking

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at MIT have published an interesting study involving how we make memories. The study says quickly expressing learning and memory genes requires brain cells to snap both strands of DNA in many more places and cell types than previously realized. Neurons and other cells inside the brain break open their DNA in numerous locations to provide quick access to … Continue reading

Nothing Ear 1 leak reveals totally transparent earbud design

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
A new leak reveals the transparent design of the upcoming Nothing Ear 1 true wireless earbuds.

YouTube makes subscriber-only chats and polls available to all streamers

Engadget / 8h
YouTube has boosted its features for gamers and live-streamers with three more features borrowed from Twitch, The Verge has reported. Going forward, all streamers will be able to limit chats to subscribers only, and create polls inside of chats. On top of that, streamers with 1,000 subscribers or more will be able to allow viewers to share clips. Subscriber-only chat has been available to popular

Clippy returns - as an emoji

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100+BBC News - Technology / 8h
Microsoft changes its paperclip emoji to look like its early virtual assistant, the object of much affection and frustration.

Kenya’s AIfluence closes $1M for its AI-powered influencer marketing platform

25TechCrunch / 8h
Influencer marketing is one of the fastest-growing and one of the most impactful media channels today. There’s a growing ad-blocking movement and key demographics are spending less time in front of TVs . Marketers have now realized that their customers trust the recommendations of people they relate with . However , despite this being an impactful channel, brand teams globally face a major dilemm

More and more malware is now attacking virtual infrastructure

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Ransomware emerged as the most popular type of malware in Q1 2021, finds report.

Vivo Y72 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 480 launched in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Vivo Y72 5G with 6.58-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, Snapdragon 480, 8GB RAM, 5000mAh battery has been launched in India for Rs 20990.

Microsoft 365: Clippy is making a triumphant return

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21TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The infamous Clippy will return to Microsoft 365, but in a different and less-annoying form.

James Bond’s new car is a plug-in hybrid—the Aston Martin Valhalla

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38Ars Technica / 8h
Aston Martin's next car is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid called the Valhalla. [credit: Aston Martin ] Aston Martin has just added a new plug-in hybrid to its lineup. It's one that can tackle the Nürburgring as well as the Low Emission Zone , though it's probably more at home at the track; this is no city car like the Cygnet, nor the much-needed plug-in version of the DBX SUV (due in 2024). Instead

NASA prepares Near-Earth Asteroid Scout spacecraft for launch

SlashGear / 8h
NASA is currently working on one of the missions that will launch on Artemis I. The mission is the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout or NEA Scout. Engineers at NASA have tucked NEA Scout inside the Space Launch System rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is one of several secondary payloads that is hitching a ride into orbit … Continue reading

Pilot Sues Delta For $1 Billion Over Trade-Secrets Theft

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
It’s not every day you see a pilot file a $1 billion lawsuit against the airline they work for… Pilot sues Delta over text messaging app Craig Alexander is an active Delta Boeing 757 captain who is suing Delta for $1 billion in Georgia state court for trade-secrets theft. He claims that he developed a text messaging app for flight crews that the airline ended up stealing. He had pitched the conce

2021 iPad Pro drops back down to lowest price ever in Amazon iPad deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The latest iPad Pro has just dropped back down to its lowest price ever in Amazon's iPad deals - but we don't know how long this offer will last.

Apple POS vs. Android POS: What's the difference and which is best for my business?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Here is a head-to-head comparison between Apple POS and Android POS systems, both frontrunners in the point of sale marketplace.

Loads of PlayStation exclusives are coming to PC – but not the one we want

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
There's quite a clamor for Bloodborne Remastered on PC, but it apparently isn't happening.

The Morning After: Microsoft unveils Windows 365, its Windows PC in the cloud

25Engadget / 8h
Windows 365, announced today at the Microsoft Inspire conference, is a version of the OS that lives in the cloud. It's an easy-to-use virtual machine that lets you hop into your own Windows 10 (and eventually Windows 11) installation on any device, whether that’s a Mac, iPad, Linux device or Android tablet. Microsoft This isn’t an entirely new premise for Microsoft, with its Azure efforts offerin

Severely paralyzed man communicates using brain signals sent to his vocal tract

300+Engadget / 8h
A severely paralyzed man has been able to communicate using a new type of technology that translates signals from his brain to his vocal tract directly into words that appear on a screen. Developed by researchers at UC San Francisco , the technique is a more natural way for people with speech loss to communicate than other methods we've seen to date. So far, neuroprosthetic technology has only al

Researchers enhance cancer-fighting radiation therapy with iodine nanoparticles

SlashGear / 8h
One of the most researched diseases scientists around the world are fighting to cure is cancer. Recently, researchers discovered a way to enhance radiation therapy using novel iodine nanoparticles. The team says cancer cell death is triggered within three days when x-rays are shined onto tumor tissue containing iodine-carrying nanoparticles. The iodine releases electrons that break the tumor’s DN

What will the iPhone 13 look like? Our render paints the clearest picture yet

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Leaks and rumors have given us a lot of information on the upcoming iPhone 13, so we’ve made our own renders.

National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde combines her incredible spelling and basketball skills

50Mashable / 8h
Ever wonder what you've been doing with your life? Well, if you haven't, you're definitely about to. 14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde, the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion , appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with guest host Phoebe Robinson to show off her epic skills . But spelling isn't her only forte, it seems. Zaila can also dribble multiple basketballs at a time and is a Guinness World R

The Next Covid-19 Battle Will Be About Vaccinating Kids

92Wired / 8h
Pfizer and Moderna are midway through clinical trials, and the public health system is well versed in delivering childhood shots. The challenge? Politics.

These Headphones Translate Foreign Languages on the Fly

40Wired / 8h
The Ambassador app-connected earphones translate human speech into multiple tongues, enabling multilingual conversations.

As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly

39Wired / 8h
Business destinations are out, tourist spots are in. The old rules governing fares and flight schedules have been thrown out the window.

No, Facebook and Google Are Not Public Utilities

61Wired / 8h
It’s time to retire one of the most half-baked ideas for regulating Big Tech.

How Docker Contexts Let You Work with Multiple Hosts

How-To Geek / 8h
Contexts in the Docker CLI provide a streamlined mechanism to interact with multiple Docker endpoints. You can set up contexts for each of your hosts and switch between them on the fly. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Egyptian social e-commerce platform Taager raises $6.4M led by 4DX Ventures

49TechCrunch / 8h
The global social market is rapidly growing. With over 1.25 million online social sellers in Egypt alone, the Egyptian social e-commerce market is forecast to be worth more than $14.8 billion by 2024 . One of its players, Taager , is a social e-commerce platform enabling online merchants with end-to-end logistics . Today, it is announcing that it has secured $6.4 million in seed funding. The seed

Verve Motion raises $15M following exosuit pilot with grocery workers

32TechCrunch / 8h
The exoskeleton/exosuit category has been heating up over the past few years. It makes sense, really. There are two giant — and dramatically different — potential customer bases. On one end are those sorts of jobs that could benefit from some wearable assistance. On the other are people with mobility issues for whom such technology might go a long way. Founded last year by a team spun out of Cono

Butlr Technologies, developing anonymous people sensors, inks $7.9M seed round

37TechCrunch / 8h
A new $7.9 million seed round boosts Butlr Technologies ’ ability to apply its real-time people-sensing technology beyond commercial real estate and retail uses to monitor falls and other movements for active seniors who are aging in place. Hyperplane led the round, with Founder Collective, Union Labs, 500 Startups, SOSV, E14 Fund, Tectonic Ventures, Scott Belsky, Chad Laurans and Sunny Vu partic

No, the next Apple Watch won't measure blood glucose and alcohol

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One of Apple's biggest suppliers has developed a 'lab on the wrist', but it's a long way off being ready.

How Windows 11’s New Widgets Work

How-To Geek / 8h
In Windows 11, there’s a new widgets button on the taskbar that opens a menu with quick access to weather, traffic, news, sports scores, and more. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Instagram admits moderation mistake over racist comments

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The social-media platform said its technology had been erroneously identifying the comments as benign.

Pininfarina Teorema offers a sneak-peak of futuristic automotive design

SlashGear / 9h
Italian design house Pininfarina recently debuted its futuristic Teorema concept car. It’s a vehicle designed exclusively using both virtual and augmented reality. Best of all, Teorema reminds us of those groovy concept cars from the 1960s and 1980s, like the Plymouth XNR, Chrysler TurboFlite, and the wedge-tastic Citroën Karin and Lamborghini Athon. In short, Teorema is everything we expected fr

Samsung's SmartThings app can now track your energy usage

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23Engadget / 9h
Samsung is catering its SmartThings app updates to our changing lifestyles. During the pandemic, we were glued to the tube, so the Korean company debuted more TV controls . Now, it's introducing a much-needed energy usage tracker as people spend more time indoors than in the past. SmartThings Energy can monitor how power hungry your individual or combined Samsung appliances and HVAC products are.

Simple websites are vital for small ecommerce businesses - here's why

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Many businesses are in the dark about the causes of cart abandonment.

Tecno Camon 17 and 17 Pro launched in India with 64MP AI camera

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Tecno has launched two new smartphones in India, the Tecno Camon 17 and 17 Pro which have been priced at Rs 12,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively.

Google brings Meet video calls to its augmented reality glasses

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Google Meet on Glass beta is now available to anyone with the right augmented reality kit.

How to Set Up Automated Deployments to Your Servers with Visual Studio and FTP

How-To Geek / 9h
Visual Studio has options to automatically publish your release build to remote servers over FTP. This can be very useful if you’re deploying changes often or testing in a remote environment. We’ll show you how to set it up and talk about how it works. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Physicists report the first definitive measurements of the sun’s electrical field

SlashGear / 9h
Astronomers and physicists have been studying the sun for a very long time, and despite all the intense study, much of what goes on in the sun is a mystery. As the Parker Solar Probe gets closer to the sun, scientists are learning new information about the star. A new study published by physicists from the University of Iowa has … Continue reading

'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 leans in to Devi's imperfections

Mashable / 9h
When Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher's Never Have I Ever Season 1 premiered on Netflix in 2020, it's hotheaded protagonist Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) polarized some viewers. Here was the three-dimensional, flawed, complex South Asian character we craved on a mainstream comedy — but she was often selfish, rash, and unpleasant; hardly the perfect girl many wanted representing their community. Person

Canon rumored to be launching the cheapest ever full-frame camera

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Fresh rumors suggest Canon is cooking up the cheapest full-frame camera we've seen so far – but it likely won't launch for a while yet.

What time is Space Jam: A New Legacy released on HBO Max?

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Space Jam: A New Legacy will launch on HBO Max in the US and other territories later this week – but what time will that be?

The Grand Tour's Lochdown special has a release date on Amazon Prime Video

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The latest episode of The Grand Tour gets a release date on Amazon Prime Video.

Why A British Airways 787 “Collapsed” At Heathrow

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
A few weeks ago a British Airways Boeing 787 suffered a nose gear collapse at Heathrow, and we now have a sense of what happened. British Airways 787-8 suffers nose gear collapse In June, a British Airways Boeing 787-8 with the registration code G-ZBJB suffered a nose gear collapse while parked at a remote stand at Heathrow Airport. The eight year old Dreamliner (which was also the first 787 that

A new Star Trek movie looks like it's finally happening – with an MCU director

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WandaVision's Matt Shakman is directing the next Star Trek movie, which films next year.

Australian Prime Minister Says He Didn't Sh*t His Pants at McDonald's in 1997

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison would like the world to know that he didn’t shit his pants at McDonald’s after attending a rugby match in 1997. Why would Morrison bring up such a thing? It’s better than talking about the covid-19 situation in Australia right now. Read more...

Bird's Safe Start discourages intoxicated riders from using its scooters

Engadget / 9h
Bird has launched a new in-app safety check feature meant to keep users under the influence from unlocking its scooter rentals at night. The new feature, called Safe Start, will ask riders attempting to unlock a Bird rental scooter between 10PM and 4AM local time to type in a keyword within the app. That will serve as verification that they're sober enough to be able to handle a micro-electric ve

Google Meet now available for Glass Enterprise Edition users

SlashGear / 9h
Google has announced that an open beta is now available to all Google Workspace customers for Google Meet running on Glass Enterprise Edition 2. Glass Enterprise Edition 2 is a wearable device that allows workers to share a real-time view of what they see with their virtual clients or teams. Google says that service technicians, trainers, and other frontline workers … Continue reading

Welcome to the Tokyo Olympics, where public health, money, and politics collide

82MIT Technology Review / 9h
It’s nighttime on the streets of Ibaraki prefecture in Japan when the Olympic torch comes through. A viral video shows the torch bearer’s slow jog past spectators lining the road. Then, as the flame passes, a woman in the crowd shoots a water gun. “Extinguish the Olympic flame! Oppose the Tokyo Olympics!” she shouts. Security rushes around her. Such is the backdrop for the upcoming Olympic and Pa

When Is Android 12’s Release Date?

How-To Geek / 9h
As of summer 2021, Android 12 is the latest version of Google’s smartphone and tablet operating system. Developer previews became available in early 2021, and the first beta dropped in May. But when will Android 12 be ready for a public release? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Yamaha's latest wireless headphones could be Apple AirPods Max rivals

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The Yamaha YH-L700A wireless headphones come with 3D audio support and head-tracking.

Google Chrome is getting a serious HTTPS security update

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Important security feature due to land in Chrome 94.

Toofaan headlines this week's new releases on Indian OTT platforms

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These are the new releases on Amazon Prime India, Nee Stream, Aha and other OTT platforms in India.

Scientists slow a tiny sphere to its lowest quantum mechanical state

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers at ETH Zürich have announced they have trapped a tiny sphere of glass 100 nanometers in diameter using laser light and slowed its motion to the lowest quantum mechanical state. Scientists have worked in recent years to coax larger and larger objects into behaving quantum mechanically to study them closely. When an object passes through a double slit, it … Continue reading

PS5 could be getting a genuinely exciting online multiplayer upgrade

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A Sony patent has revealed the company’s desire to introduce online tournament integration on PS5.

Intel Alder Lake CPU rumored specs could mean AMD has a serious fight on its hands

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Another major leak has emerged and it paints a promising picture for Intel’s next-gen processors.

Nintendo Switch OLED reportedly costs Nintendo $10 more to make... but costs you $50 more to buy

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What goes into making the Nintendo Switch OLED that bit more expensive?

US consumer safety regulator sues Amazon over hazardous product sales

25Engadget / 10h
Amazon's handling of defective and potentially unsafe products is back in the spotlight. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is suing the online retailer to force it to recall faulty items that pose safety risks to shoppers. In the filing, regulators said they had warned Amazon about the hazardous items on its site, but deemed its response insufficient. According to the CPSC, the fau

Pfizer wants to give you a booster shot—but experts say it’s too soon

100MIT Technology Review / 10h
Is it time to start thinking about booster shots? Pfizer seems to think so. In a private meeting with top US scientists and regulators on July 12, the firm’s representatives argued that the US should move to authorize a third shot. Last week, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced that they had observed waning immunity in people who had been vaccinated and that they planned to seek emer

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 looks to have top-tier specs, unlike the original

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A benchmark suggests the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy S21 range.

Samsung Appliances and HVAC Systems Gain Energy Monitoring Features

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A new platform called SmartThings Energy allows you to monitor the power consumption of your Samsung appliances and HVAC system. Nestled within the SmartThings app, SmartThings Energy promises to help you save on your electric bill by offering real-time data, cost estimates, and power-saving suggestions. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Save 60% on a versatile, easy-to-use design tool

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Simplify your design tasks with the Venus Design System , which is on sale for 60% off. As of July 15, get lifetime access to the Freelancer Plan for only $39. Meet Venus Design System , a tool that streamlines your design process with over 2,000 customizable UI/UX components, icons, colors, and typography styles. With a lifetime license freelancer plan, designers, developers, and other co

Grab a pair of JBL wired headphones for only $15

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: The JBL Endurance RUNs won't fall out of your ears during intense workouts — and they're on sale. As of July 15, grab a pair for only $14.99, which is a 24% discount. If you’re looking to upgrade your wired headphones, the breezy JBL Endurance RUNs are a stellar option. These headphones feature a FlipHook design that allows you to wear the headphones either inside of your ears or behind th

Help your body relax with the Apollo Neuro wearable

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Learn to manage your stress through touch therapy with the Apollo Neuro wearable. As of July 15, get one for 10% off the retail price at checkout, dropping it down to $314.10. You're a person who's alive, so you're no stranger to stress. If you've tried yoga, meditation, or anything else designed to help you relax and are still experiencing high stress levels, it might be time to try the A

How to watch American Horror Stories online: stream the new spin-off series from anywhere

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An anthology of horrific tales, stream the new American Horror Story spin-off show with everything you need to know on how to watch American Horror Stories where you are here.

The Suicide Squad first reactions: here's what the critics thought

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The social media embargo for The Suicide Squad has lifted, and critics have overwhelmingly praised James Gunn's R-rated superhero movie.

Huawei P50 might have a surprise spec in common with the Xiaomi Mi 11

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A rumor suggests Huawei might ditch its own Kirin chipsets for the P50, in favor of Qualcomm's Snapdragon units.

Someone might have finally fixed Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift... using a piece of paper

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Could this finally be the Joy-Con drift fix that we’ve all been waiting for? Potentially, and it might only take a piece of paper to accomplish.

Revolut confirms a fresh $800M in funding at a $33B valuation to supercharge its financial services superapp

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70TechCrunch / 11h
The fintech funding continues to roll in at a rapid pace, a result of the huge shift underway in how consumers spend and manage their money. In the latest development, Revolut — the London-based financial “superapp” that provides banking, investing, currency transfer and other money management services to some 16 million users globally — this morning confirmed that it has raised $800 million. The

Google Pixel 6 XL's camera will be really powerful, new leak shows

Mashable / 11h
Google's Pixel phones have always been capable of taking good photos, but mainly due to the company's software wizardry, while the hardware lagged behind the competition. This might change with the upcoming Pixel 6 XL (it might also be called the Pixel 6 Pro). According to XDA-Developers , the latest Google Camera app update contains references to an "ultratele" zoom variant, as well as "5x" zoom

Apple launches MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12 series in India

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This battery pack is probably the most important MagSafe accessory that Apple has announced. However, the 1460 mAh battery can't even charge the iPhone 12 Mini properly

You can now track energy consumption with Samsung’s SmartThings

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Samsung is adding an Energy motoring service to its SmartThings app – here’s everything you need to know.

Boss's latest guitar has a built-in synth and Bluetooth pedal control

93Engadget / 11h
Boss has unveiled a new electric guitar that adds some modern technology so you can easily program it with a wide range of synthesized sounds. The EURUS GS-1 has a built in polyphonic Boss synth engine that allows players to "access a stunning range of analog-flavored sounds" at the flip of a switch, the company said in a press release. The synth engine delivers high sonic quality and natural tou

Asus launches four Chromebooks starting at Rs 17,999 in India

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The Asus Chromebook C223, C423, C523 and Flip C214 are now available in India for under Rs 25,000 on Flipkart.

Sony PS5 and PS4 are the best selling consoles in India for June 2021: Report

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Sony regained the top position in the console market back in the month of May and now the PS5 and PS4 were the best selling consoles for the month of June as well.

The Open 2021 live stream: how to watch major golf online from anywhere

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Who will prevail at Royal St George's this week? Discover how to watch a 2021 Open Championship live stream online from wherever you are.

You can now slide into other users' DM on Clubhouse - It calls it Backchannel

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Clubhouse also said there are a lot of additional features that it was working on, and they would be unveiled in the coming weeks.

IK Multimedia debuts guitar effects pedals based on its AmpliTube software

30Engadget / 12h
For years, IK Multimedia has given guitar players the ability to build the rig of their dreams or try their hero's setup without cramming a bunch of gear into their apartments — or emptying their savings account. The company's AmpliTube modeling software offers the ability to use popular effects, amps and cabinets via digital modeling rather than the hardware itself. But the app resides on comput

India’s Inshorts raises $60 million following Public social network app growth

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Indian startup Inshorts , which operates an eponymous news aggregator service, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as its two-year-old bet — launch of a new social media app called Public — continues to impress, the startup confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday. Vy Capital led the new round in Inshorts, which has raised $140 million in the last one year. The new investment values the st

Should we trust big tech with our health data?

37BBC News - Technology / 12h
Our medical records are in demand by tech firms who want to use the data to help tackle illnesses.

Cambridge data shows Bitcoin mining on the move

36BBC News - Technology / 12h
New analysis shows crypto-mining moving away from China, while Kazakhstan boomed.

How to send a text message in Clubhouse

23Mashable / 12h
Clubhouse has introduced a new text messaging feature called Backchannel , allowing users to chat to each other in writing while simultaneously chatting to each other verbally. The social media app's big point of difference may be that it's audio-based, but even Clubhouse can't deny the practical benefits of being able to shoot off a quick DM. Here's how to send a text message in Clubhouse. Open