Tuesday, July 06, 2021

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Nintendo's new OLED Switch costs $350 and arrives October 8th

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500+Engadget / 8h
Four years after unleashing the Switch upon the world, Nintendo is releasing an upgraded version of its phenomenally successful console. After years of rumors , the company has at last confirmed the existence of a new Switch model with an OLED display. It'll cost $349.99 and arrive on October 8th. As expected, the latest model has a larger, seven-inch screen . The 720p OLED display, which Nintend

Iceland’s Four-Day Week Trial Made Workers Happier and More Productive

6KFuturism / 2h
Long Weekend After an experimental drop to a four-day work week in Iceland, workers were both more productive and satisfied with their jobs and lives. The experiment, which included more than 2,500 Icelandic workers from a variety of public-sector industries including healthcare and education, supported the idea that paying people the same amount of money for less work resulted in widespread bene

Twitter has lost liability protection in India, government says

500+TechCrunch / 13h
Twitter no longer enjoys the liability protection against user-generated content in India, the government said in a court filing this week as tension escalates between the two over the South Asian nation’s new IT rules . In a court filing on Monday, New Delhi said Twitter has lost its immunity in India after the American social network failed to comply with the new local IT rules, which was unvei

Gettr, the latest pro-Trump social network, is already a mess

TechCrunch / 13min
Well, that was fast. Just days after a Twitter clone from former Trump spokesperson Jason Miller launched, the new social network is already beset by problems. For one, hackers quickly leveraged Gettr’s API to scrape the email addresses of more than 85,000 of its users. User names, names and birthdays were also part of the scraped data set, which was surfaced by Alon Gal, co-founder of cybersecur

Terminator 2's Famous Kitchen Scene Was More Complicated Than You Thought

Gizmodo / 13min
Terminator 2: Judgment Day shot its way into theaters in July of 1991 and cinema was never the same. The James Cameron film certainly had plenty to garner its R-rating but one scene in particular certainly drove home the, well, point. Read more...

TikTok is down: Can’t log in? Don’t panic!

SlashGear / 18min
There is a situation going on over at TikTok, and the people that make TikTok are aware of it. As of 3:28 PM Central Time, TikTok Support made clear that the TikTok app was “currently experiencing some issues, which our team is working quickly to address.” If you’ve deleted the app and are about to try to log in once … Continue reading

President Biden will order the FTC to draft 'right to repair' rules

38Engadget / 22min
After years of advocacy work, the right to repair movement in the US could soon see a significant breakthrough. According to Bloomberg , President Joe Biden will “in the coming days” direct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to draft new regulations to empower consumers to repair their devices on their own and at independent shops. While there aren’t many details on the executive order just yet,

Sarah Guo, Kobie Fuller & Casey Aylward headline investor panel at TC Sessions: SaaS

TechCrunch / 25min
While SaaS has become the default way to deliver software in 2021, it still takes a keen eye to find the companies that will grow into successful businesses, maybe even more so with so much competition. That’s why we’re bringing together three investors to discuss what they look for when they invest in SaaS startups. For starters, we’ll have Sarah Guo , who has been a partner at Greylock since 20

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 suffer their second leak in two days

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 26min
The latest leak shows off the Galaxy Buds 2’s three new colors in a new 360-degree gif.

Switch OLED CPU and memory detailed, but don’t get too excited

SlashGear / 33min
It’s been a pretty big day for Nintendo, but also one with a fair amount of confusion as well. Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch OLED earlier today, a new version of its Switch console that comes with a few different upgrades. Some Switch fans have long been expecting Nintendo to reveal the Switch Pro, which has been the subject of … Continue reading

Up to 1,500 businesses infected in one of the worst ransomware attacks ever

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Ars Technica / 36min
Enlarge (credit: Suebsiri Srithanyarat / EyeEm / Getty Images ) As many as 1,500 businesses around the world have been infected by highly destructive malware that first struck software maker Kaseya . In one of the worst ransom attacks ever, the malware, in turn, used that access to fell Kaseya’s customers. The attack struck on Friday afternoon in the lead-up to the three-day Independence Day holi

To stay ahead of your competitors, start building your narrative on day one

30TechCrunch / 37min
Having a unique product used to give you at least a few months of lead time over other players, but that advantage seems to matter less and less – just think of how Twitter Spaces managed to land on Android ahead of Clubhouse. In this context, how do you stay ahead of your competition when you know it’s only a matter of time before they copy your best features? The solution is messaging, says con

Get the Comprehensive Mental Healthcare You Need Without Leaving the House

Futurism / 38min
More people than ever are suffering from things like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Researchers started seeing the trend among millennials in the mid 2010s , citing things like student loan debt, the economy, and social media as possible causes. And things have only gotten worse during the pandemic. The good news is that, over the last decade, there has been a huge shift in the way people per

In Lawsuit, Family Blames Tesla Autopilot For Death of Son

Futurism / 38min
Autopilot Crash A fatal crash involving a Tesla Model 3 with Autopilot turned on is raising questions about the safety of the car company’s self-driving feature, The New York Times reports . In August 2019, 15-year-old Jovani Maldonado died after being thrown from his family’s Ford Explorer — he was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt — after being a collision with a Tesla Model 3, which was travel

65,000 Point Offer Ending For Southwest Airlines Credit Cards

View from the Wing / 38min
Chase recently bumped up the initial offer on their Southwest Airlines consumer cards to earn 65,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. I'm told these offers will be ending at the links before before the end of the day on July 14, 2021, To be certain, this isn't the biggest offer we've ever seen for these cards - there was recently an 80,000 point up front offer. Ho

Guide to using the new Amex Platinum Clear benefit

The Points Guy / 38min
The Platinum Card® from American Express is a premium travel card that gives you the power to travel far above your social status. From VIP service at luxury hotels to highly exclusive airport lounge access , no other card makes you more comfortable during your vacation. Related: The Platinum Card from American Express review On July 1, 2021, the Amex Platinum raised its annual fee to $695 ( see

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach Without Kids

Lifehacker / 40min
When you’re planning a family trip to the beach, you probably pack with kids in mind. But an adult beach day requires a different set of items. It’s time to trade in your kids’ toys for card games, beach sports, music, liquor, and more. Here’s how to pack for a grown-up day by the water. Read more...

Revised Family Tree Identifies 14 Living Relatives of Leonardo Da Vinci

Gizmodo / 49min
An extensive reworking of the family tree of Leonardo da Vinci connects an unbroken male line that extends from the artist’s grandfather to 14 living descendants—a 690-year span that encompasses 21 generations. Read more...

World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

SlashGear / 54min
Back about 51,000 years ago, a Neanderthal decided they would express their artistic soul to work on a piece of deer bone. This individual resided in what’s now known as Northern Germany’s Harz Mountains. Not only did this ancient artist have the capacity to carve a pattern into bone, they knew enough about the physical properties of the bone to … Continue reading

Elon Musk Says He’s Surprised to Discover That Self-Driving Cars Are Difficult

81Futurism / 59min
Shocked-Pikachu.png After Tesla once again delayed the launch of its next “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software beta, Elon Musk admitted that he’s been caught off guard by just how difficult it is to develop autonomous vehicles. The upcoming beta of FSD 9 won’t actually make a Tesla fully autonomous no matter what the name implies, Insider notes . But whenever it does come out, the beta will still b

Sharks of the Corn's Trailer Is Propelled by Ultra Low-Budget Goofballery

Gizmodo / 1h
From SRS Cinema, the distributor behind such titles as Dune World , Amityville Shark House , and Zillafoot (combining the powers of Godzilla and Bigfoot ) comes another title seemingly assembled from Mad Libs and somebody’s (literally, in this case) corny sense of humor: Sharks of the Corn . Read more...

BMW’s new EV concept transforms into a spacious room — Future Blink

Mashable / 1h
The MINI Vision Urbanaut is a concept vehicle designed for maximum space and comfort.

Scott’s Cheap Flights launches new ‘elite’ service tier for first- and business-class bargains

48The Points Guy / 1h
For savvy travelers, Scott’s Cheap Flights is a great way to stay on top of too-good-to-pass-up travel deals, and now it’s making a new push on business-class fare sales. A lot of us here at TPG are fans, and though we hate to send readers to competitors, there are sometimes deals that you won’t find anywhere else. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily news

GameStop’s Summer Sale is live with a number of good Switch and PS5 deals

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's edition of the Dealmaster is heavy on gaming deals: surfing the ongoing wave of PC game discounts from Steam's summer sale, we also have a new batch of PlayStation and Switch deals from GameStop's midyear sale , which began on Monday and runs through July 10. While many of the deals in this latest promotion aren't worth the plunge—and while GameStop, the com

NYPD's 'Shrek Bus' Is Fake, Not a Bus, and Should Be Avoided at All Costs

Gizmodo / 1h
Here’s a surprise gift from your dear friends at the NYPD: a “GAME TRUCK,” containing video game consoles, as spotted by WNYC/Gothamist reporter Gwynne Hogan. Take a look at this bad boy, expanding police presence throughout the city. Fun cop summer! Read more...

Antarctica’s highest-ever temperature confirmed, beating 2015 record

SlashGear / 1h
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed a new highest-ever recorded temperature that occurred in Antarctica back in February 2020, one that slightly eclipsed the previous record recorded in 2015. Though that temperature was confirmed and accepted, the organization rejected an even higher temperature that was reported a couple of days later. The record-breaking temperature of 18.

AMD FidelityFX might beat Nvidia DLSS – here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Edge of Eternity developer says that AMD's new FidelityFX Super Resolution upscaling technology was easier to implement than Nvidia's competing DLSS technology.

TikTok is down: glitches rock app, stars like Charli D'amelio have zero followers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
TikTok is down, according to users of the music-based social media app. Here's what we know so far.

13 Safari Settings You Should Change to Make It a Better Browser

Lifehacker / 1h
Safari is a perfectly good browser in its own right, but its default settings can understandably frustrate those switching over from Chrome and Firefox. Basic features—such as the showing expanded URLs in the status bar, for example—are disabled, which is less than ideal. Here’s how to fix some of those annoyances,… Read more...

Yandex Self-Driving Group partners with GrubHub to bring robotic delivery to college campuses

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20TechCrunch / 1h
Yandex Self-Driving Group, a unit of Yandex, the publicly-traded Russian tech giant, has announced a partnership with food delivery service GrubHub to be its multi-year robotic delivery provider across American college campuses. Yandex hopes to reach over 250 campuses over the course of this partnership, beginning with dozens of robots in the fall, according to a statement from Yandex Self-Drivin

Nextdoor’s SPAC investor deck paints a picture of sizable scale and sticky users

61TechCrunch / 1h
The SPAC parade continues in this shortened week with news that community social network Nextdoor will go public via a blank-check company. The unicorn will merge with Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co. II, taking itself public and raising capital at the same time. Per the former startup, the transaction with the Khosla-affiliated SPAC will generate gross proceeds of around $686 million, inclusive o

How to watch Black Widow online: stream the new Marvel movie on Disney Plus

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The latest entry in the MCU finally arrives on Disney Plus from July 9th. Our guide explains how to watch Black Widow online with a paid subscription and one-off Premier Access fee.

Pentagon kills Microsoft’s $10B JEDI cloud contract, says tech is now outdated

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Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: US Department of Defense ) Following years of controversy and intrigue, the Pentagon canceled its JEDI cloud computing contract with Microsoft today. Microsoft was awarded the contract in October 2019, but work stalled as Amazon, the other finalist, mounted a legal challenge. Now, the Department of Defense has scrapped the entire project, saying that it’s out of date. “The Depart

Elon Musk Says New Spacecraft Will “Chomp Up” Space Junk

100+Futurism / 1h
Chomp L ‘oeil Earth’s orbit is becoming increasingly littered with our leftover garbage. More than 27,000 pieces of orbital debris of varying sizes are being tracked by the Department of Defense’s global Space Surveillance Network. That could make launching rockets increasingly difficult in the future, let alone the danger space debris poses to space travelers. But in a Saturday tweet , SpaceX CE

Deal alert: $83 per person per day for 3-day Disneyland tickets

20The Points Guy / 1h
“The Happiest Place on Earth” just rolled out a limited-time deal for multiday theme park tickets. The catch? You can only buy these discounted tickets if you are a California resident. Starting today, California residents can experience the magic of Disneyland Resort with a three-day single park ticket to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for $249, or $83 per day. For $304, Golden State

Shopify expands ecommerce hosting across the globe

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Shopify commerce logic now runs on over 100 server locations to give shoppers even faster access to online stores.

Animal Crossing Edition Monopoly arrives in August

Engadget / 1h
Tom Nook apparently isn't content to sell houses to millions of Animal Crossing: New Horizons players . It seems he wants Monopoly players to fork over their bells as well. That's right, as leaks suggested in recent days, Animal Crossing Edition Monopoly is on the way. Rather than the traditional Monopoly format of buying properties and charging other players rent when they land on one of them, y

NASA’s helicopter on Mars just keeps flying and flying

Ars Technica / 1h
NASA's Mars helicopter has now completed nine flights. (credit: NASA ) On Monday, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter made its ninth and most ambitious flight yet. This time, the space agency said , the tiny flier took to the skies for 166.4 seconds and reached a maximum speed of 5 m/s. This is equivalent to 10 mph, or a brisk run. During this flight, Ingenuity covered about 625 meters. A little more tha

United Airlines Business Card Review (150K Bonus Miles)

71One Mile at a Time / 1h
Chase and United Airlines have had a close relationship for years. As part of that, they have several co-branded credit cards , and you can also transfer points from Ultimate Rewards to MileagePlus. The United SM Business Card is a popular business credit card, and it’s currently offering a phenomenal new welcome bonus . This card could prove to be an excellent value for many small businesses, so

Good News, Oil Companies! Fox Is Launching a Weather Channel

Gizmodo / 1h
We’ve reached the final boss level of climate irony. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon whose News Corp. owns Fox News, plans to launch a full-time channel focused on the weather called Fox Weather. Read more...

Sony Wireless Neckband Speaker drapes tunes and calls around your shoulders

SlashGear / 1h
There’s no lack of Bluetooth speakers these days, but Sony today announced one that ventures firmly into “niche” territory. Today Sony revealed the SRS-NB10, otherwise known as the Wireless Neckband Speaker. As the name suggests, this is a Bluetooth speaker that wraps around the back of your neck and rests on your shoulders, giving you a wireless speaker that goes … Continue reading

The new Lotus Emira ends a sports car era in the best possible way

Lotus Emira Sports•
SlashGear / 1h
Lotus may be embracing electrification but the British automaker is giving combustion engines a fitting send-off, with the 2022 Lotus Emira promising supercar focus with sports car pricing. Unveiled today, the Emira may be the last of the gas-only Lotus models, but it taps the automaker’s newest platforms and tech. That means the Lotus Sports Car Architecture underneath, and a … Continue reading

Our Best Career Advice of 2021 So Far

Lifehacker / 1h
To forge a career is to accept a life of constant learning, which means always being open to soaking up the wisdom of those with greater insight. Though we’re only halfway through 2021, we’ve encountered and shared so much potentially life-changing career advice this year—a year during which the continuing pandemic… Read more...

What we bought in June 2021

Mashable / 2h
If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in Jun

Charge all your Apple gadgets at once with a multi-device power bar on sale

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Keep cord clutter at bay with this Power Bar Multi-Device Wireless Charger . As of July 6, grab one for $149.95. Untangle yourself from the annoying number of cables and charging bricks monopolizing your outlets and make your life a little easier with the Power Bar Multi-Device Wireless Charger. Equipped with a 10,000mAh battery capacity, the Power Bar allows you to juice up four Apple dev

Bon appétit: American’s improving domestic first class meals

36The Points Guy / 2h
Air travel is slowly returning to normal. Aside from growing passenger numbers , airlines are reopening their lounges and restoring pre-pandemic levels of in-flight service . In April, American Airlines slowly began introducing new fresh offerings for domestic first-class passengers on cross-country flights. Soon, it will expand these offerings to most domestic flights and improve its selection o

Announcing the startups pitching at TC Early Stage

TechCrunch / 2h
This Thursday and Friday, TechCrunch will host Early Stage – a virtual bootcamp for early stage founders. After the success of the spring event, on Friday, TC will feature 10 phenomenal early-stage startups to on the virtual stage. Hailing form around the States and the globe, founders will pitch on live, for five minutes, followed by an intense Q&A with our expert panel of judges. The judges for

Twitter wants your help developing new privacy features

Engadget / 2h
Twitter has shared concepts for four features that could give users more control over who can see, read and find their accounts, and it wants feedback from the public on what it showed off. The first of those features would make it easier for those with protected accounts to make their tweets publicly viewable in instances where they want to reply to non-followers. “If you have a protected accoun

Doctors Are Really Psyched About This New Weight Loss Drug

37Futurism / 2h
On the fourth of July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new weight loss drug called semaglutide that doctors say could be a huge improvement in treatment for overweight patients. The drug, which is being marketed as Wegovy by Novo Nordisk, is actually the synthetic version of a hormone found in a Gila monster’s deadly venom, according to Vox . In one clinical trial, the averag

Monsterpocalypse Gives Us a Giant Radioactive Corgi, and More in Gaming News

Gizmodo / 2h
Welcome back to Gaming Shelf , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games . This time around, we’ve got a $2,500 contest for families willing to play board games for a week, a few exciting crowdfunding campaigns for 5e-compatible systems, and something that’s so gross I refuse to look at pictures… Read more...

Don't Update Your Chromebook Yet

Gizmodo / 2h
Google pushed out a small Chrome OS update at the tail end of June, and now Chromebook users are seeing performance issues as a result. One of the chief issues is absurdly high CPU usage that can slow your Chromebook to a crawl. Read more...

Yale study finds psychedelic helps the brain heal from depression damage

SlashGear / 2h
Past research has found that experiencing chronic depression or stress can reduce the number of neural connections in the brain. Some people have sought substances that’ll help reverse this issue by triggering the growth of neuronal connections, but many of these products aren’t backed by science. That has changed for one popular compound, however, thanks to a new study from … Continue reading

New iPhone in 2021: Differences and possibilities

SlashGear / 2h
In the year 2021, the next big iPhone release will very likely be called iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 line of smartphones will likely include 3 or 4 models, two of which are rumored to come with 120Hz displays. The whole pack of phones will more than likely replace the current hero phones (iPhone 12 devices) in Apple stores and … Continue reading

Why I Keep a Stash of Mini Candy Bars in My Freezer

Lifehacker / 2h
When I was about six years old, my mother, sisters, and I moved from Aberdeen, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California. My dad stayed in the South, and the twins and I would visit him during the summer. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to northern Mississippi in July, but it is very hot, humid, and full of bugs. Read more...

Verizon demos THOR, its new vehicle for frontline rapid humanitarian response

26TechCrunch / 2h
The increasingly intense heats bearing down feverishly across the globe are accelerating the number, scale, and complexity of disasters worldwide. Just in the past few weeks, we have seen record heat in the United States Pacific Northwest that has led to hundreds of deaths — with more heat on the way. Heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, typhoons and many other types of weather-related disasters cr

Bentley eases into electric with its second luxury plug-in hybrid

Bentley Spur Hybrid•
Mashable / 2h
If a plug-in Toyota Prius doesn't cut it, luxury carmaker Bentley has some more sumptuous options. At a livestreamed event in Scotland on Tuesday, the British auto company revealed its second plug-in hybrid, the Flying Spur. Its first hybrid, a plug-in Bentley Bentayga SUV, was released before the pandemic. The spacious sedan, which has been available since 2005, will be "hybridized" by the end o

How to watch Monsters at Work: stream new Monsters, Inc. series online on Disney Plus

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Aspiring Scarer Tylor needs to develop a sense of humor fast, as Monsters, Inc. hits the small screen. Find out how to watch Monsters at Work online on Disney Plus now.

How fast is the internet on a Celebrity cruise? We put it to the test

The Points Guy / 2h
Looking for a cruise ship with internet service fast enough to let you do video calls with your friends back home and maybe watch a Netflix movie or two? You can include most of the vessels operated by Celebrity Cruises on your short list. As I found during a recent speed test of Xcelerate — the internet service available on most Celebrity vessels — it lives up to its billing as a service fast en

Electrify America hunts a billion dollar partner to battle Tesla: Report

SlashGear / 2h
Volkswagen is reportedly hunting an investor for Electrify America, as it looks to share the cost of expanding its Tesla Supercharger network rival. The automaker established the public charging company in late 2016 as part of its grand mea culpa following the emissions scandal, where Volkswagen Group vehicles had been found to use so-called “defeat devices” that misled air pollution … Continue r

Twitter shares its ideas around new privacy features, including a way to hide your account from searches

34TechCrunch / 2h
Twitter today has shared a few more ideas it’s thinking about in terms of new features around conversation health and privacy. This includes a one-stop “privacy check-in” feature that would introduce Twitter’s newer conversation controls options to users, and others that would allow people to be more private on the service, or to more easily navigate between public and private tweets or their var

Disneyland Paris Replaces FastPass With a Pay-Per-Ride Service

47Gizmodo / 2h
Oh, so you want to go on the Ratatouille ride with your partner and two kids, but you don’t want to wait? That’ll be $40 please. Disneyland Paris has announced that the free FastPass service, a way for folks to skip the line by reserving a slot ahead of time, will instead be replaced by a pay-per-ride service and a … Read more...

“Broadcom is a monopolist”: FTC orders chipmaker to stop illegal tactics

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / A sign in front of a Broadcom office on June 03, 2021, in San Jose, California. (credit: Getty Images | Justin Sullivan ) The Federal Trade Commission on Friday said it charged Broadcom "with illegally monopolizing markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services" by preventing customers from purchasing from other vendors. The FTC simultane

'Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown' arrives September 22nd, 2022

Test Drive Unlimited•
Engadget / 2h
Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown , the long-awaited third open-world entry in the Test Drive series, at last has a release date, but fans are in for quite the wait. Publisher Nacon plans to release the game on September 22nd, 2022. The company made the announcement during a Nacon Connect livestream . Developer KT Racing says the automotive MMO will take place in Hong Kong, following the Oahu and

Traeger buys wireless thermometer company Meater

100+Engadget / 3h
Smart grill maker Traeger has bought wireless meat thermometer company Meater, which it says marks the next step in creating the "ultimate connected grilling experience." Traeger allows users to monitor and control connected grills through a smartphone or Apple Watch . Bringing Meater on board will help people to get an accurate temperature reading for their food from just about anywhere, Traeger

Audacity’s Privacy Policy Doesn’t Make It ‘Spyware’ Because Everything Is Spyware Now

Gizmodo / 3h
Ever since Audacity was acquired by tech conglomerate Muse Group in late April , fans of the free-to-use audio tool have been raising hell about some of the changes made to the software. First came plans to add telemetry capture . Then came a new contributor license agreement . Then last week came a privacy policy update… Read more...

7 memes that defined 2021, so far

Mashable / 3h
As the pandemic begins to lighten up in the United States, the memes are getting better. 2020 was particularly bleak, in global news and in internet culture. 2021 didn't start much better, but as more of the general public is vaccinated, memes are coming back. From new CDC guidelines to disrupted trade routes, here are seven memes that defined this year so far. 1. Bernie at inauguration Tweet may

A fake Billie Eilish went Live on TikTok – and fans got scammed

Mashable / 3h
Generous TikTok users, beware – the celebrity you're watching live on the app and tipping via gifts may not be who you think they are. Around 1 a.m. ET on July 6, it seemed like Billie Eilish went live on TikTok and chatted with her night-owl fans. Everything looked like you would expect a celebrity live to look: a flood of incoming comments, Billie nonchalantly answering questions, and an endles

'Succession' Season 3 trailer teases new alliances. Perfect.

49Mashable / 3h
Complete family dysfunction has never looked so good. HBO just dropped the trailer for the very highly anticipated Season 3 return of Succession, which left off nearly two years ago with heir apparent Very Sad Boy Kendall (Jeremy Strong) breaking away from the family and laying blame for the company's misconduct at at his father's feet. Basically, some serious shit went down. The very fun teaser

American Airlines Union Wants Bad Behaving Passengers Reported To The FBI

View from the Wing / 3h
Occasionally things have gotten out of hand, and passengers have become violent. There's a much greater proportion of leisure passengers now, and first-time passengers, than ever before ("every airline's passengers are Spirit Airlines passengers now") and we've seen video of shocking confrontations that became violent against cabin crew. Those are so shocking, in part, because they are also still

Xbox hired All-4-One to make a parody of I Swear

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SlashGear / 3h
There’s a new song out in the world today by the 90’s R&B group All-4-One. This new single is a parody of a song released decades ago, appearing here via Xbox All Access Records, itself a parody of the actual Xbox All Access gaming system. The group, the actual All-4-One music group, came together to record a brand new music … Continue reading

How to Tell When Your Child Needs a Therapist (and How to Find One)

Lifehacker / 3h
The past year has been rough on all of us, including our kids. Many of our kids are still too young to be vaccinated and yet they will be expected to return to in-person school in the fall, where in addition to the normal stressors of school, there will be the added stress of processing the events of the last year.… Read more...

What I learned the hard way from naming 30+ startups

85TechCrunch / 3h
Drew Beechler Contributor Drew Beechler is the director of marketing at High Alpha , a venture studio that creates and funds B2B SaaS companies. There’s a lot wrapped up in a name: feelings, emotions, connotation, unconscious bias, personal history. It’s an identity — it gives something meaning and importance. In leading marketing and brand at High Alpha , I think about naming quite a bit. As a v

So, Are You Going to Buy the OLED Nintendo Switch?

Gizmodo / 3h
Nintendo took us by surprise today and announced a brand new OLED Switch . Now that the shock has started to wear off, I have to ask: Is this the upgraded Switch any of us really wanted? Read more...

If Switch Pro exists, Nintendo Switch (OLED model) definitely isn’t it

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SlashGear / 3h
This morning, Nintendo announced a new Switch with an OLED display. While hearing the official name of the console – Nintendo Switch (OLED model) – definitely got some ears to perk up, it quickly because clear that this new model wasn’t the Switch Pro that’s been rumored for years. Indeed, the Switch OLED seems like a much more marginal upgrade … Continue reading

Tired of Microsoft and Amazon's Bickering, Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion JEDI Contract

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Gizmodo / 3h
JEDI is officially dead, folks. At least, for now, it’s dead. Read more...

Save on a 10-speed massage gun with 6 interchangeable heads

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Speed up your workout recovery with a TaoTronics Pro Massage Gun , on sale for 19% off. As of July 6, grab one for only $79.99. With the TaoTronics professional massage gun, you can get back to the gym faster with a little help from 10 different speed modes. This sleek, compact, and quiet massage gun delivers powerful treatment — between 1,400 and 3,200 RPM — targeted to specific points in

How to Download Spotify Songs to Your Apple Watch Instead of Streaming Them

Lifehacker / 3h
Spotify has finally delivered what we once called the “Holy Grail of smartphone streaming”—the ability to download songs to your watch, so you can listen to them even when your phone is at home and you’re jogging through the woods without a data connection. The feature is rolling out now, although you’ll need a… Read more...

Val Kilmer Looks Back at Batman (and the Rest of His Wild Career) in His New Documentary Val

34Gizmodo / 3h
Val Kilmer has had a long and varied acting career—not just in genre movies, though he has made quite a few of those . So we’re used to seeing him in front of the camera. But who knew that the star of Batman Forever , Willow , Top Gun, Tombstone, and so many other iconic movies was also behind the camera a lot of the… Read more...

No, open source Audacity audio editor is not “spyware”

31Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Familiar to many an at-home podcaster. (credit: Jim Salter) Over the fourth of July weekend, several open source news outlets began warning readers that the popular open source audio editing app Audacity is now "spyware." This would be very alarming if true—there aren't any obvious successors or alternatives which meet the same use cases. Audacity is free and open source, relatively eas

Tampa International Airport closes ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

63The Points Guy / 3h
Tampa International Airport is suspending commercial flights at 5 p.m. today ahead of impending Tropical Storm Elsa, TPA announced this morning as Florida’s upper Gulf Coast faces a hurricane watch. “After suspending operations at 5 p.m. today, we hope to resume flights as early in the morning as possible after we inspect our airfield and roadways for any damages or debris,” TPA spokesperson Emil

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: what's different?

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Is the Nintendo Switch OLED worth upgrading to? Find out what it offers over the classic Switch in our versus.

Scientists Spot Earth-Like Planets Floating Around Without Stars

500+Futurism / 3h
Ridin’ Solo A team of scientists managed to spot an entire population of freely-floating, Earth-sized exoplanets that are sailing through space rather than orbiting a star. By spotting the tiny fluctuations in a star’s light when a planet passes in front of it — called a microlensing event because the planet’s gravity lightly warps the star’s light — researchers were able to spot dozens of free-f

How Chase Sapphire Preferred Became Under-hyped and Under-appreciated

View from the Wing / 3h
When this card came out it was the greatest frequent flyer thing since miles themselves. Chase Sapphire Preferred was (1) fast-earning [double points on travel and dining] and (2) had valuable points that transferred to great partners. And the card was even considered a bit sexy. What happened? Continue reading ...

Keep your iPhone charged on the go with this battery case on sale

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Keep your phone charged at all times with the ZeroLemon iPhone Battery Case . As of July 6, grab one for only $34.99 — a 12% discount. A phone case and a charger all in one? Sign us up. The ZeroLemon iPhone Battery Case provides protection for your iPhone and an extra 90 percent of battery life whenever you’re in need. It’s equipped with Qi wireless charging abilities as well. So, with a w

Not your average Radisson: The Radisson Blu Anaheim

The Points Guy / 3h
The Radisson Blu Anaheim is one of two new luxury hotels in the Anaheim Resort area. And this isn’t your average airport Radisson. With two pools, a rooftop garden and designation as a Disney Good Neighbor hotel, the Radisson Blu Anaheim is a notch above the typical property that might come to mind. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Here’s

China's Tencent Says It'll Use Face Recognition to Keep Minors From Gaming at Night

Gizmodo / 3h
Shenzhen, China-based gaming giant Tencent has announced it will use a face recognition system to prevent minors in its home country from playing video games late into the night. Read more...

How to Grow Orchids Without Killing Them

51Lifehacker / 3h
Orchids are known for being tricky: They’re delicate, require watering and misting, and they need proper drainage and just the right amount of light. That level of plant care can be overwhelming, but once you’ve got a routine, you’ll knock it out of the park. Here’s how to care for an orchid in your home. Read more...

This Puzzle Rewards You With a Light Show for Every Solved Piece

Gizmodo / 3h
For some, there’s no better way to spend a lazy afternoon than assembling a puzzle. For others, that sounds like an arduous nightmare. If you’re part of that latter group, Nadieh Bremer’s Nova is an illuminated puzzle platform that uses reactionary animated lighting as a reward for every piece put in place as an added… Read more...

Microsoft Defender wants to help your business stomp out internal security threats

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft's new step-by-step guide will help organizations monitor user identities and take action against malicious activity.

Astronomers Spot a Batch of Rogue Planets Near the Galactic Core

31Gizmodo / 3h
Data gathered by NASA’s now-retired Kepler Space Telescope has revealed a small population of free-floating planets near the Galactic Bulge. The new finding raises hope that a pair of upcoming missions will result in further detections of unbound planets, which drift through space separated from their home stars. Read more...

Here’s how to book Hyatt suite upgrades online with points

22The Points Guy / 3h
World of Hyatt has long been a TPG favorite when it comes to hotel loyalty programs. Top-tier Globalist elite status with Hyatt includes perks like space-available room upgrades (including suites), 4:00 p.m. late checkout and free breakfast , among other more standard benefits. Best of all, free nights start as low as 5,000 points per night. Hyatt is now making it easier to use those points to up

Bitcoin power plant is turning a 12,000-year-old glacial lake into a hot tub

200+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / In this aerial photo of Greenidge Generation's power plant outside Dresden, NY, Seneca Lake is visible in the background. The lake receives warm water from Greenidge's operations. (credit: Greenidge Generation LLC ) The fossil fuel power plant that a private equity firm revived to mine bitcoin is at it again. Not content to just pollute the atmosphere in pursuit of a volatile crypto ass

Microsoft’s Surface Duo falls even lower, now almost $1000 off

27Ars Technica / 4h
The Microsoft Surface Duo. It's very big. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Poor Microsoft. The company's Surface Duo phone was supposed to be the company's triumphant entry into the Android phone market, but instead, it will probably be remembered as one of the bigger flops in the industry. The latest chapter of Microsoft's dual-screen disaster involves a new low price for the ongoing fire sale: Amazon's Wo

For China’s Business Elites, Staying Out of Politics Is No Longer an Option

100+NYT > Technology / 4h
The fallout from Beijing’s crackdown on the ride-hailing app Didi has ensnared even those who made it a point to not mix business with politics.

Meet Sam Yo, Peloton's Geekiest Instructor

39Gizmodo / 4h
When most people think of fitness, they don’t think of Ghostbusters , Back to the Future , Transformers , Superman , The Lost Boys , or Star Wars . One person who does? Sam Yo, a fitness instructor for Peloton—you know, that widely talked about fitness brand . Yo uses music and quotes from all of those properties (and… Read more...

How to Be an Adult, With Julie Lythcott-Haims

Lifehacker / 4h
How do you know when you’re officially an adult? When is it okay to quit a job, and when should you stick it out? How the heck do you figure out what you want to do with your life? Read more...

DOD cancels $10 billion JEDI contract at center of Microsoft and Amazon feud

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300+Engadget / 4h
The Department of Defense is canceling its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract. The Pentagon said it “initiated contract termination procedures” in a press release it shared on Tuesday, noting “the Department has determined that, due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs

11-Year-Old Gets Physics Degree, Says He’ll Use It to Attain Technological Immortality

1KFuturism / 4h
Getting Knowledge A 11-year-old boy from Belgium just graduated from the University of Antwerp with a bachelor’s degree in physics, local newspaper De Telegraaf reports — and with the highest distinction. “I don’t really care if I’m the youngest,” Laurent Simons told the newspaper, as translated by Newsweek . “It’s all about getting knowledge for me.” It’s an astonishing achievement — and in an e

Nobody wins as DoD finally pulls the plug on controversial $10B JEDI contract

Pentagon Microsoft•
45TechCrunch / 4h
After several years of fighting and jockeying for position by the biggest cloud infrastructure companies in the world, the Pentagon finally pulled the plug on the controversial winner-take-all, $10 billion JEDI contract today. In the end, nobody won. “With the shifting technology environment, it has become clear that the JEDI cloud contract, which has long been delayed, no longer meets the requir

Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

Pentagon Microsoft•
2KNYT > Technology / 4h
The 10-year contract had been awarded to Microsoft in 2019 after a fight among Amazon and other tech giants for the deal.

How to Chop a Potato Without It Sticking to Your Knife

Lifehacker / 4h
Most potatoes need a little knife work before you cook and eat them; unless you are baking whole spuds to consume alongside a juicy steak, slicing and dicing is just part of the process. The premise behind chopping a potato is simple: Steady the potato on a cutting board and push or drag your knife through it. Repeat… Read more...

Allozymes looks to upend chemical manufacturing with rapid enzyme engineering and $5M seed

36TechCrunch / 4h
Part of the complex process that turns raw materials into finished products like detergents, cosmetics and flavors relies on enzymes, which facilitate chemical transformations. But finding the right enzyme for a new or proposed drug or additive is a drawn out and almost random process — which Allozymes aims to change with a remarkable new system that could set a new standard in the industry, and

This 2021 Samsung soundbar is already on sale for $82 off at Amazon

Mashable / 4h
Save $82: The Samsung HW-A550 2021 2.1-channel soundbar is on sale for $197.99 at Amazon as of July 6. You don't need to leave behind the comforts of your couch to watch Black Widow just because most theaters reopened. A quality TV , a new streaming device , and some homemade snacks are all you need to recreate a theatrical experience. But you can make your home theater even more perfect if you u

Get a 50% bonus when you transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott: But is it a good deal?

The Points Guy / 4h
Here’s some good news if you’re looking to give your Marriott account a boost: Through Aug. 31, 2021, you’ll get a 50% bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy . This means you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards in increments of 1,000 points and get 1,500 Marriott points. This offer is not targeted – all Chase cardholders with an eligible Chase Ultimate Rewards ea

Enlist in the Chicken Wars for National Fried Chicken Day

Lifehacker / 4h
If you didn’t know it already, today is National Fried Chicken Day, and a bunch of restaurant chains are offering discounts and freebies on their fried chicken menu items. Considering that there’s chicken shortages amidst a raging “ chicken sandwich war ,” it’s not clear that Americans need more incentives to eat… Read more...

10 of the Best Audacity Alternatives

47Lifehacker / 4h
Audacity has been the go-to free audio editing app for years, but its recent privacy policy changes mention invasive data collection practices that are (rightfully) making a lot of people very uncomfortable. Read more...

Snag a wireless, noise-cancelling headset from Naztech for under $50

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Focus on your work and take calls with the Naztech N980 BT Wireless Headset , which is on sale for about 16% off. As of July 6, get one for only $49.99. With the Naztech N980 BT Wireless Headset , you can go hands-free to listen to your favorite music and take calls. This model actually features a noise-canceling microphone, and connects via Bluetooth to devices including smartphones, tabl

'Sometimes the Good Guys Win': Company Cancels Plans for Oil Pipeline Through Black Neighborhoods in Memphis

Gizmodo / 4h
It’s hard to find good climate news these days–but there’s some out of Tennessee. A company that was set to build a hotly contested oil pipeline through Black neighborhoods in Memphis said on Friday that the project is off. Read more...

Chinese Scientists Say They Now Have the World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

2KFuturism / 4h
A team of researchers in China has claimed a new record in quantum computing, saying its new computer is far more powerful than any that came before it — including the best effort by the megacorporation Google. In a preprint uploaded to arXiv , the researchers claim their quantum computer was able to solve a problem using 56 out of its 66 qubits, the quantum equivalent of bits in a conventional c

Israel Says Delta Variant Better at Breaking Through Immunity, but Vaccine Protection Still Strong

100+Gizmodo / 4h
The Delta variant of the coronavirus may be substantially better than past strains at infecting fully vaccinated people, officials in Israel warned Monday. However, their conclusions have yet to be vetted by outside scientists, and vaccinated people still remain very well protected against more serious illness and… Read more...

Shiny Darumaka Pokemon GO debut teams with a new Flying Pikachu

SlashGear / 4h
There’s a new Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO just in time for the 5th anniversary of the game. This Shiny Darumaka in Pokemon GO for the first time, right alongside its best budy Shiny evolved MONSTROUS Darmanitan. Darumaka is a sort of red mud color with dark yellow/mustard and orange accents. Shiny Darumaka is closer to pink, with light yellow … Continue reading

2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid makes going green a luxury status symbol

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SlashGear / 5h
Bentley has added a new hybrid gas-electric model to its line-up, with the 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid joining the existing V8 and W12 models and becoming the luxury automaker’s most efficient car yet. The new sedan joins the Bentayga Hybrid SUV, as Bentley looks ahead to its aggressive electrification plans for the next decade and beyond. Those plans include Bentley’s … Continue reading

Sony's neck speakers are back and now they're for remote workers

44Engadget / 5h
Just when you think Sony doesn’t have any more weird and fanciful designs left in it, the company surprises you. Building on devices like the SRS-WS1 , it announced the SRS-NB10 on Tuesday. It's a neckband speaker the company says it designed with remote workers in mind. Set to cost $150 when it goes on sale later this year, the NB10 promises up to 20 hours of audio playback “optimized for your e

The GeForce RTX 3060 is so good at 4K in titles like Call of Duty: Warzone that it made me suspicious

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Fans of the popular battle royale probably don't need to spend as much as they think to play in 4K thanks to DLSS.

The RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 are in stock at Newegg right now – how to get GPU alerts

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The RTX GPUs are now on sale through the Newegg Shuffle, and these Nvidia GPUs are close to MSRP. Here's how much and how to get them.

Black Widow Was Meant to Set Up a Falcon and Winter Soldier Connection

21Gizmodo / 5h
Marvel gets a lot of credit—perhaps too much credit—for the idea that its cinematic universe is meticulously laid out years in advance , a grand plan that we and it alike are pulled along with as if by inevitability more so than the planning power of a studio worth billions of dollars. But given the last 18 months and… Read more...

Here's why web design is even more important than you think

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Websites have more of a lasting impression than in-person interactions.

Single.Earth to link carbon credits to crypto token market, raises $7.9M from EQT Ventures

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Here’s the theory: Instead of linking carbon and biodiversity credits to the sale of raw materials such as forests, which cause CO2, what if you linked them to crypto tokens, and thus kept these CO2-producing materials in the ground? That’s the theory behind Single.Earth , which has now raised a $7.9 million seed funding round led by Swedish VC EQT Ventures to, in its own words, ‘tokenize nature’

GETTR, the newest pro-Trump social network, was hacked on launch day and is now fighting with furries

200+Mashable / 5h
GETTR, the newest pro-Trump social network, was hacked on launch day and is currently banning furries. That's right, while you were celebrating America's independence on July 4, the latest right-wing social media platform was celebrating its official launch...and getting hacked. (More about the furries later.) GETTR, the new "free speech" social media platform run by former Trump advisor Jason Mi

Get 20% off Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, as price slash returns

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Adobe's 20% price cut for its Creative Cloud All Apps bundle has returned, but it'll be disappearing again soon.

Sony’s new wearable neck speaker aims to make home working easier

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Sony has announced a successor to its SRS-WS1 wearable speaker, the SRS-NB10.

Max Q: Billionaire Blast-off Boys Club

TechCrunch / 5h
Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox . It’s a space race of the most indulgent kind, plus there’s a new commercial launch enterprise in the games and another is prepping for production at a massive scale. Also, Starlink aims for the stars — ‘the stars’ in this case being not going bankrupt. The billionaire braggin

Box takes fight with activist investor public in SEC filing

28TechCrunch / 5h
The war between Box’s current leadership and activist shareholder Starboard took a new turn today with a detailed timeline outlining the two groups’ relationship, thanks to an SEC filing and companion press release . Box is pushing back against a slate of board candidates put forth by Starboard, which wants to shake up the company’s leadership and sell it. The SEC filing details a lengthy series

Meet Super.mx, the Mexico City-based insurtech that raised $7.2M from VCs and unicorn CEOs

35TechCrunch / 5h
Super.mx , an insurtech startup based in Mexico City, has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by ALLVP. Co-founded in 2019 by a trio of former insurance industry executives, Super.mx’s self-proclaimed mission is to design insurance for “the emerging Latin American middle class,” according to CEO Sebastian Villarreal. “That means insurance that is easy to buy – it can be bought on a cell p

Plastic preferred: These airlines won’t let you pay with cash

77The Points Guy / 5h
Although it still shocks me when I find myself in a cash-only establishment, it does make some sense, particularly if it’s a small shop where the owner doesn’t want the hassle of dealing with credit card machines, fees or other related headaches . But what surprises me more are businesses that, on the other side of the coin (monetary pun totally intended), don’t accept cash. As legal tender, cash

Xbox Game Pass nets some spicy cloud games in July

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SlashGear / 5h
Microsoft has revealed the next batch of games hitting Xbox Game Pass this month. This round of games is slightly smaller than what we’re used to, but there are still some big names in the lineup. These games are joining the titles that were added on July 1st to comprise the Xbox Game Pass additions for the first half of … Continue reading

Audacity spyware denial: App-owners defend privacy policy change

SlashGear / 5h
Audacity owners Muse Group have denied that the popular open-source audio app is secretly turning into spyware, blaming an unclear privacy policy update rather than nefarious intent for the confusion. Long a popular tool for musicians and podcasters, Audacity made headlines earlier this week after changes to its privacy policy suggested the owners planned to sell user data. Open-source, Audacity

Tropical Storm Elsa May Hit Florida With 'Life-Threatening' Storm Surge and Tornadoes

45Gizmodo / 5h
As Tropical Storm Elsa sweeps northward, swaths of Florida are bracing for high rains, fast winds, potentially life-threatening storm surges, and even potential isolated tornadoes on Tuesday. It’s the latest sign that climate crisis-fueled extreme weather is an existential threat. Read more...

We Need Remote Work for Everyone

45NYT > Technology / 5h
The ability to work online shouldn’t be a nice-to-have for a select few, but an option for all.

Sony's next State of Play will focus on 'Deathloop'

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Engadget / 5h
Sony's next State of Play showcase will focus on Deathloop , the upcoming PlayStation 5 console exclusive from Arkane Studios. The stream will feature a nine-minute look at the first-person time-loop adventure, with the stealth and combat features getting some time to shine. Following a couple of delays, Deathloop should arrive on PS5 and PC on September 14th . Microsoft and Bethesda will be in a

Kill the standard privacy notice

27TechCrunch / 5h
Leif-Nissen Lundbæk Contributor Leif-Nissen Lundbæk is the co-founder and CEO of Xayn . He specializes in privacy-preserving AI. Privacy is a word on everyone’s mind nowadays — even Big Tech is getting in on it. Most recently, Apple joined the user privacy movement with its App Tracking Transparency feature, a cornerstone of the iOS 14.5 software update. Earlier this year, Tim Cook even mentioned

The Switch OLED proves the PS Vita was ahead of the curve

50TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Opinion: With the Nintendo Switch OLED now official, the Vita still wins out for me.

Every iPhone 14 will get this screen tech, if this latest leak is correct

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A new report has suggested Apple may be adopting 120Hz ProMotion displays on its iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 mini.

Bentley has a new plug-in hybrid Flying Spur sedan on the way

Ars Technica / 5h
Bentley is adding a second plug-in hybrid to its lineup this year in the form of a new Flying Spur Hybrid. [credit: Bentley ] British luxury brand Bentley has a second plug-in hybrid in the works to join the Bentayga plug-in hybrid SUV . It's an electrified version of the Flying Spur sedan, and it represents the next step in Bentley's decade-long journey to becoming a completely electric car make

Spiders eating snakes, oh my! Here are the photographs to prove it

70Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / A brown widow spider feeding on a Brahminy blindsnake in a garden house in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico. (credit: Matias Martinez) What's a spider with a discriminating palate to do when it gets tired of chowing down on its usual insect-heavy fare? A few nibbles of fresh snake might do the trick. Yes, some species of spider do indeed occasionally feast on snakes, according to a recent paper

In 2030, You Won't Own Any Gadgets

93Gizmodo / 5h
Owning things used to be simple. You went to the store. You paid money for something, whether it be a TV, clothes, books, toys, or electronics. You took your item home, and once you paid it off, that thing belonged to you. It was yours. You could do whatever you wanted with it. That’s not how it is today, and by 2030,… Read more...

AI Tracks Lawmakers Using Their Phones on the Job so We Can Properly Mock Them

21Gizmodo / 5h
Politicians are hereby busted for using their cell phones during sessions, thanks to software written by Belgium artist Dries Depoorter. His artificial intelligence program “The Flemish Scrollers” reviews YouTube live streams of Flemish government meetings and identifies who’s on their phone along with their face and… Read more...

This Samsung Chromebook is still on sale at its low Prime Day price of just under $160

Mashable / 5h
SAVE $70.99: Typically $229.99, the 32GB Samsung Chromebook 4 is on sale at Walmart for just $159 as of July 6 — a 31% savings. Let's play a quick game of word association: What's the first thing that pops into your head when you think of cheap laptops ? For us, it's " Chromebook " — as in, that special kind of laptop that runs on Google's browser-based Chrome OS. With less demanding hardware req

How to Disable Spotlight Search on Mac (and Replace It With Something Better)

Lifehacker / 5h
Spotlight Search is Mac’s built-in search feature. It shows up when you use the Command + Space keyboard shortcut, or when you click the Search icon in the menu bar to hunt for a file somewhere on your machine. Read more...

Bentley reveals Flying Spur Hybrid, its latest in the push toward electric

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24TechCrunch / 5h
Bentley Motors, the 102-year-old ultraluxury automaker under Volkswagen Group, revealed its newest hybrid model on Tuesday. The company says this latest iteration of the Flying Spur Hybrid is its most environmentally friendly vehicle yet. This new model is part of Bentley’s Beyond100 plan to become a carbon-neutral organization with an entirely electrified range by 2023 and a totally electric lin

Will Didi’s regulatory problems make it harder for Chinese startups to go public in the US?

55TechCrunch / 5h
Shares of Chinese ride-hailing business Didi are off 22% this morning after the company was hit by more regulatory activity over the holiday weekend. The recently public company traded as high as $18.01 per share since it held an IPO last week; today, shares of Didi are worth just $12.09, off around a third from their 52-week high. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every

Ingenuity Helicopter Takes an Ambitious Shortcut on Mars in Record-Breaking Ninth Flight

Gizmodo / 5h
The Ingenuity helicopter has stuck the landing of its most difficult flight yet, the craft’s ninth. The helicopter took a high-speed sojourn over rough terrain. Read more...

Teenagers Who Staged A Mask Protest Forced To Spend Night In Charlotte Airport

33View from the Wing / 5h
American Airlines flight AA893 from Charlotte to Nassau went mechanical on Monday, and the airline switched aircraft to get passengers on their way. Already delayed several hours, tensions were running high. And a group of high school students on board chose the moment they were on their second aircraft, ready to depart, to stage a mask protest that “lasted for hours.” Continue reading ...

We Talked to the Guy Who Flies Around on a Giant Drone That He Built Himself

100+Futurism / 5h
Last month, a mysterious man shocked New Yorkers and the world as he soared over Times Square on what appeared to be a giant drone — something approaching a real-life hoverboard, and which drew immediate comparison to the fictional Spider-Man villain, the Green Goblin. The man was Hunter Kowald, and he says the drone-like vehicle is his own design and creation that he calls the SkySurfer. Kowald’

Kaseya Ransomware Affected 1,500 Businesses, Asked for $70 Million

How-To Geek / 5h
Kaseya, an enterprise tech firm, is the latest victim of malicious ransomware. The company has confirmed that approximately 1,500 businesses have been impacted by the attack over the Fourth of July weekend, though the attackers are saying they’ve already impacted over one million computers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion made free for download

SlashGear / 5h
Apple made Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Mountain Lion available for download for free here in the summer of 2021. This is the first time either version of the software was available for free. All versions of the operating system released after these cat-themed releases were delivered for free to users of Apple products. Starting with Mac … Continue reading

Witcher Prequel Blood Origin Recruits Michelle Yeoh to Stab Things, Delightfully

500+Gizmodo / 5h
It’s Michelle Yeoh’s world, we’re just living in it. Netflix has confirmed that the Star Trek: Discovery actress has been cast in one of the lead roles for The Witcher’s limited prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin , playing an elf whose dangerous quest may change the Continent as we know it. Read more...

Amazon is now selling its own COVID-19 test kits for $39.99 in the U.S.

47TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon announced this morning it would begin to sell its own brand of COVID-19 at-home tests to Amazon shoppers in the U.S. The test retails for $39.99 on the Amazon.com website and is available to any U.S. customer without a prescription. The COVID-19 PCR collection kit is shipped to the customer’s home via Amazon Prime, offering everything needed to perform a nasal swab. Customers will then ret

Roblox deal with Sony will create (legal) in-game music experiences

21Engadget / 6h
Roblox is rushing to strike official music deals in the wake of a $200 million lawsuit over alleged copyright violations. TechCrunch reports that Roblox has unveiled a team-up with Sony Music that will bring more of the label's artists to the game platform. The two will collaborate on "innovative music experiences" beyond what you've seen so far, including a Lil Nas X concert in November and a Za

Peugeot plans to win Le Mans in 2022 with this 9X8 hybrid prototype

Ars Technica / 6h
Peugeot is returning to Le Mans for the first time in over a decade with a new hybrid prototype called the 9X8. [credit: Peugeot Sport ] No race is as important to a French company like Peugeot as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual endurance classic is arguably tougher than ever, now requiring not just complete reliability but also outright speed as the little hand goes twice around the clock. T

How to Get Over a Post-Pandemic Fear of Crowds

Lifehacker / 6h
Imagine this: You’re out with your friends at a park or a beer garden when one of them suggests going into a bar . Two summers ago, that’d be no big deal, but after such a long time away from crowds during the pandemic, you might be a little nervous. Read more...

That Noisy Screeching Is Apparently Such an Issue That Someone Developed a Silent Packing Tape

47Gizmodo / 6h
Given the rising popularity of noise-canceling headphones, it’s clear that consumers are looking for more ways to make the world around them a little bit quieter. It’s why many laptops now feature fan-less designs, and why Uline, a company known for its shipping materials, has gone to the trouble of engineering… Read more...

Rimac’s Bugatti EV plans already sound lavish

SlashGear / 6h
Bugatti Rimac may only have announced their hypercar hook-up yesterday, but that isn’t stopping the super-luxe sports car company from making some big promises about how electrification will change the Bugatti line-up. After plenty of speculation, Volkswagen Group confirmed yesterday that it was handing over the Bugatti reins to a Porsche-Rimac owned joint venture. Rimac may not be as broadly-kno

Hurry - the AirPods Pro are back in stock and on sale for $197 at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Amazon has the Apple AirPods Pro back in stock and on sale for $197 - the best deal you can find right now.

Audacity denies spyware claims, but users have had enough anyway

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Members of the Audacity community have created a new build that rolls back controversial data collection changes.

Add a smart lock with a keypad to your front door for less than $95

Mashable / 6h
Save $14.95: The ULTRALOQ U-Bolt smart lock with keypad is $10 off at Amazon and has an extra 5% coupon as of July 6, rounding savings out to around 14% off. There's a special brand of fear that comes with receiving an email stating that there was a mysterious log-in attempt on one of your social media accounts. As the paranoia inspires you to frantically change all of your passwords, consider th

Chromebooks in 2021: Can One Be Your Full-Time Computer?

How-To Geek / 6h
Chromebooks have been around for over a decade, and they’ve changed a lot over the years. People have always wondered if they could really live with only a Chromebook. How does that play out in 2021? Let’s explore. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nintendo's New Switch Arrives with Fewer Upgrades than Rumored

Nintendo Switch OLED•
100+How-To Geek / 6h
Surprise! Nintendo just announced the Switch (OLED Model), an upgraded version of the standard Nintendo Switch with a larger OLED display, improved speakers, a kickstand that doesn’t suck, and several other improvements. Launching at $350 on October 8th, the same day as Metroid Dread, the Switch (OLED Model) looks fantastic. Still, it’s missing some of the rumored features that we were hyped to s

PlayStation State of Play returns this week: What to expect

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SlashGear / 6h
It’s been a busy morning for the world of gaming. On the heels of Nintendo’s announcement of a new Switch model with an OLED display, Sony has pulled the spotlight back in its direction by announcing a new State of Play for later this week. Many PlayStation fans were expecting some kind of summer showcase from Sony after the company … Continue reading

Deathloop headlines July State of Play, but don't expect Horizon Forbidden West

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Sony has the July State of Play lined up to give us details about Deathloop and other third-party games but has confirmed that God of War and Horizon Forbidden will be absent.

Scammers Inject Thousands of People With Fake Vaccines

100+Futurism / 6h
Police in India recently broke up a massive ring of scammers who injected thousands of people with fake COVID-19 vaccines — and collected the profits from the worthless shots. The scammers injected about 2,500 victims with salt water instead of the coronavirus vaccines they promised, making off with about $28,000, CNN reports . The scammers ran over a dozen fake vaccination sites in and around Mu

Colorful MacBook Air tipped to lead M2 charge: What’s left for M1X?

SlashGear / 6h
The next MacBook Air was tipped this week to bring on the next generation in Apple-designed processors in 2022. The MacBook Air 2022 will likely appear with a variety of colorful casing options, somewhat along the lines of the colorful iMac machines on the market today. It’s expected that the M1X processor will be released first, ready to roll with … Continue reading

Big changes could be coming in the most popular programming languages

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Python looks set to dethrone the venerable C to become the world’s most popular programming language.

Netflix's The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel just cast a major star

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Michelle Yeoh joins The Witcher prequel, which is set 1200 years before the events of the Netflix series.

The Industry That Loved Richard Donner Celebrates Him

100+Gizmodo / 6h
The filmmaker behind Superman , The Goonies , and other modern classics left behind a huge legacy following his passing. Now, several of the people who’ve continued bringing Richard Donner’s stories to life are paying tribute. Read more...

Audacity owner will revise its privacy policy following spyware concerns

76Engadget / 6h
Muse Group, the new owner of audio-editing app Audacity, caused a stir in recent days with an update to the software's privacy policy. It stated that Muse Group will collect users' personal data and possibly share that information with third parties, including law enforcement and potential buyers. That led to claims from users that the software was becoming "spyware." The company has attempted to

Iberia Visa Signature Card Review (2021)

31One Mile at a Time / 6h
In this post, I wanted to review the Iberia Visa Signature ® Card , which is one of Chase ‘s lesser-known travel rewards credit cards. This card has only been in the US market for a few years. Since it’s a card that many people haven’t had before, I do think it should at least be on your radar, assuming you’re eligible, in particular with the excellent welcome bonus that’s available now . Let’s t

Is Audacity Really Spyware?

42Lifehacker / 6h
Audacity is an open-source audio editor popular among podcasters and musicians. In May 2021, Audacity was acquired by Muse group, and this is where the story begins. Read more...

Score 3 months of the Peloton app for only $12.99

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $25.98: Ready to kickstart your fitness goals this summer? Take advantage of Peloton's Summer Pass and score your first three months of the Peloton App for only $12.99 as of July 6. Now that we've celebrated summer holidays and gotten our fill of hamburgers and hot dogs, it's time to get back to our regularly scheduled workout routines. If your fitness habits need a refresh (or you just need

The Best Smart Light Bulbs for 2021 to Light Up Your Home

How-To Geek / 6h
Why you should trust us: Our trusted experts use a lifetime of experience to pick the best products. Learn more about our editorial process. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Yet another PS4 to PS5 upgrade is needlessly confusing on Sony’s console

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
A Plague Tale: Innocence is the latest PS4 to PS5 upgrade that’s causing headaches for PlayStation 5 owners.

UK SMEs are in for a treat with new Wix and Yell collaboration

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Wix and Yell have teamed up to help UK SMEs build an online presence.

The New Nintendo OLED Switch Is a Small but Punchy Upgrade

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100+Wired / 6h
The display is a little bigger, and the storage is double, but the console still lacks the 4K output players have clamored for.

Meet the Switch Pro: $350 “OLED Model” launches on October 8

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100+Ars Technica / 6h
Welcome to the family. After months of rumors and reports of a coming "Switch Pro," Nintendo has finally and officially revealed the upgraded version of its core Switch hardware. The "OLED Model" as Nintendo is calling it, will be available October 8 for an MSRP of $349.99. As the name implies, the most immediately noticeable improvement is in the screen, which uses pricier OLED technology instea

The premium OnePlus 9 Pro is $100 off at Amazon

42Engadget / 6h
The OnePlus 9 Pro holds its own against the stiff competition from Apple and Samsung, and that's more than most competing smartphones can say. If you're looking for a different sort of handset with all the premium features typically found in a smartphone made by the usual suspects, the OnePlus 9 Pro could fit the bill. But just like Apple's and Samsung's flagships, the 9 Pro doesn't come cheap wi

Nintendo Switch OLED Model gets an upgraded screen

Nintendo Switch OLED•
73BBC News - Technology / 7h
A larger OLED screen is the main feature, with a host of other small improvements to the device.

Neighbors Accuse Bitcoin Mining Facility of Warming Up Entire Lake

1KFuturism / 7h
A retired gas-fired power plant was converted into a Bitcoin-mining facility in the Finger Lakes region of New York state — and NBC reports that neighbors say it’s pumping serious amounts of heat into the lake’s waters. “The lake is so warm you feel like you’re in a hot tub,” Abi Buddington, who loves close to the plant, told the outlet. The plant is taking in and pumping out over 100 million gal

Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras

51Engadget / 7h
If you've ever wanted to see a pro baseball player's at-bat through their eyes, you're about to get your chance. T-Mobile is marketing its 5G network by equipping players at the 2021 Home Run Derby with 5G point-of-view cameras on their helmets, including the catchers' masks. Watch the live competition through a special T-Mobile website and you can witness both batting practice and the derby itse

Stop scooping with the best self-cleaning cat litter boxes

Mashable / 7h
Having a cat (or a few) can be an amazing experience. They’re soft, cute, cuddly, goofy in the best and weirdest way, and they’re always there for you on a bad day. Plus, there’s nothing better — or more relaxing — than falling asleep to the sound of their purring. But there’s one thing about being a cat mum or dad that is horrible: scooping and cleaning the cat litter box. This tedious, repetiti

Nintendo's Switch 'OLED model' probably isn't the 'Switch Pro' you wanted

Nintendo Switch OLED•
26Mashable / 7h
More like Switch LOLED mode, AMIRITE??? It turns out that rumors of a beefier Nintendo Switch, which many had dubbed "Switch Pro" or "Super Nintendo Switch" (an infinitely superior fake name), may have been overblown. While Nintendo could certainly have another surprise waiting in the wings, the company's Tuesday reveal of a "Nintendo Switch (OLED model" appears to be the new hardware that rumors

Ransomware is a threat to businesses of all sizes, it doesn’t discriminate

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Ransomware attacks can wreak havoc on organizations.

How to Stop Nintendo From Sharing Your eShop Data With Google Analytics

Lifehacker / 7h
Whenever you buy a game through the Nintendo Switch eShop, Nintendo collects and shares your shopping data with Google analytics. Nintendo has done this for a long time, but some users may not be aware of—or comfortable with—the practice. Read more...

How to Check Version History in Google Sheets

How-To Geek / 7h
Google Sheets maintains a detailed version history of all the changes or edits you’ve made to your spreadsheets. Here’s how to check your edit log, add version names, and restore them when necessary. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Didi gets hit by Chinese government, and Pleo raises $150M

41TechCrunch / 7h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday Tuesday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest private market news, talks about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here

Spotify just brought back a feature it took away in 2019

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Spotify has re-added the ability to swipe down and search for Android users.

Roblox partners with Sony Music to connect artists with money-making activities in the metaverse

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46TechCrunch / 7h
Video game platform Roblox announced this morning it has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment on a deal that will allow the two companies to work together to create music experiences for the Roblox community, including opportunities that would give Sony Music artists a way to reach new audiences and generate revenue. The announcement follows last month’s news of a $200 million lawsuit filed by

Kensington StudioCaddy is a charging hub and desk tidy for Apple fans

SlashGear / 7h
If working from home has your desk looking like a mini Apple Store, Kensington’s new StudioCaddy may help tidy things up. Latest in the company’s Apple accessories line-up, it’s a desktop stand with built-in Qi wireless charging and space for both an iPad and a MacBook laptop. It looks a little like a magazine rack, though the dual Qi charger … Continue reading

Microsoft drops plans to support SQL Server on Windows Containers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Initiative never found enough takers for Microsoft to support SQL Server on Windows Containers in a production environment.

Wagmo raises $12.5M to offer pet insurance (and a lot more)

35TechCrunch / 7h
The pet care industry has boomed over the past several years. From Chewy’s IPO to the various veterinarian startups that have sprung up, VC money (and consumer cash) is flowing into the space. Wagmo is no different. The pet insurance and perks startup has closed on a $12.5 million Series A financing, led by Revolution Ventures with participation from Female Founders Fund, Clocktower Technology Ve

Fourth of July sale ends tonight: 2-for-1 passes on all TechCrunch events

20TechCrunch / 7h
The long holiday weekend may be over here in the states, but you still have a few hours left to take advantage of our two-for-one sale on passes to all four TechCrunch 2021 events . Don’t miss out — the sale ends tonight, July 6, at 11:59 pm (PT). All four TechCrunch events take place in 2021 and, listed below in calendrical order, offer something for every person working in — or aspiring to join

All About American Airlines Trip Credits

View from the Wing / 7h
The different payment methods American Airlines has, and the rules for each, can be complicated . Here's a deep dive on using trip credits and how American is adding features to make them easier to work with. Continue reading ...

Nothing's Ear 1 Earbuds Will Cost $99, Have Features "Similar to AirPods Pro"

100+How-To Geek / 7h
Nothing’s debut product, the mysterious Ear 1 earbuds, will cost $99 when they launch July 27th. And while we still know next to nothing about the earbuds, Carl Pei has confirmed with TechCrunch that Ear 1 will support a line of features “similar to AirPods Pro,” including high-quality ANC. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

40How-To Geek / 7h
Power over Ethernet, or PoE for short, is a safe and convenient way of delivering wired networking and power delivery in a single package. It’s a convenient way of powering small devices like CCTV cameras in your home or workplace. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why the 'Slow Fade' Is Worse Than Ghosting

51Lifehacker / 7h
Many people can’t stomach the confrontation of a break up, so they might offer the vague promise of continuing the relationship with a series of noncommittal overtures. Basically, they might kind of, sort of, maybe have time for you eventually, but in reality they’re hoping the relationship will slowly whither without… Read more...

Nintendo's New OLED Switch Is Real and It Arrives on October 8

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400+Gizmodo / 7h
Today, in a surprise move from the house of Mario, Nintendo has just announced that the new Nintendo Switch (OLED model) will be arriving this fall on October 8. Read more...

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) revealed: All the upgrades

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SlashGear / 7h
Ever since the Switch launched, it feels like we’ve been hearing rumors about an incoming Switch Pro model. Early on, those rumors were often paired with reports of a less-expensive, handheld-only Switch model, which eventually materialized with the reveal of the Switch Lite, leading some to believe that a Switch Pro announcement was just a matter of time. Today, Nintendo … Continue reading

Google's Nest Thermostat drops to $88 in a one-day Amazon sale

35Engadget / 7h
Google came out with the latest version of the Nest Thermostat at the end of last year. While it was already a tempting gadget for those looking to save energy and make their homes smarter, Google sweetened the deal by pricing the thermostat at $130. It has since gone on sale a few times, but today you can grab the snow color option for $88, which is 32 percent off its normal price and a record l

Nintendo Switch OLED release date, price, specs, and why it's not 4K

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22TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Nintendo Switch OLED model upgrades the Nintendo Switch LCD screen and adds brand-new features. Here's what you need to know.

I Think You Should Leave is still Netflix's funniest and weirdest show in season 2

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson has returned to Netflix – here's what we think of the long-awaited second season.

Broadcom accused of abusing dominant position in the US

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Broadcom is accused of abusing its position in the TV set top box and router market.

Register now for next week’s webinar on the return of cruising with Carnival president Christine Duffy

The Points Guy / 8h
Register now The last several weeks have been monumental for the cruise industry. First, a pair of ships set sail from Caribbean ports ( Saint Maarten and Nassau, Bahamas , respectively) with Americans onboard for the first time since the start of the pandemic — and one even successfully managed a pair of positive COVID-19 tests. But the real coup de grace came on Saturday June 26, when the first

London Heathrow Terminal 3 & Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Reopening July 15

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Global aviation is (very slowly) healing… London Heathrow Terminal 3 reopening The pandemic has hit the travel industry in the United Kingdom hard, given that we’ve seen a mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers from most countries. This has greatly reduced demand for air travel, and has also caused Heathrow Airport to shut down some terminals to conserve cash. We’ll finally see part of that

The Nothing (Ear) 1 earbuds will take on AirPods Pro at just $99

SlashGear / 8h
Nothing’s debut product, the Nothing Ear (1) earbuds, won’t be revealed officially until July 27, but the first details about just what Carl Pei’s new startup has in store have already emerged. The new earbuds – which, the former OnePlus chief has previously promised, will be more than just a way to listen to music – will cost just $99, … Continue reading

Nothing's wireless earbuds will offer ANC for $99

Engadget / 8h
Nothing is borrowing a strategy from its founder Carl Pei's previous gig at OnePlus : dribbling technical details ahead of a product launch. The startup has revealed that its Ear 1 true wireless earbuds will include three-microphone active noise cancellation at a price of $99 (£99). That's not dramatically more affordable than value-for-money rivals like Amazon's second-gen Echo Buds , but it's c

How to Hide Your Nudes in Google Photos

27Lifehacker / 8h
If, for some reason, you have taken photos on your phone that you don’t want just anyone to see, you may want to use some sort of privacy feature. While there are third party apps that can hide your intimate photos, Google recently announced a new feature to lock your private images directly in Google Photos. Read more...

Austin-based iFly.vc closes $46M second fund from legendary tech founders

29TechCrunch / 8h
To compete with the myriad venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, iFly.vc has a unique vantage point. Its founder Han Shen has straddled the United States and China for several decades. He was the first hire on the investment team of Formation 8 , the VC firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale. After iFly.vc backed Weee! in a Series A round in 2018 , Shen arranged for the grocery startup to

How to Time Travel in Google Street View

25How-To Geek / 8h
Google Street View is a great way to see a map from a first-person perspective. You can use this to help find an address, do a bit of virtual sightseeing, or use historic Street View data to travel back in time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Govee Glide Wall Light Review: What You See Is What You Get

100+How-To Geek / 8h
The Glide light is very upfront with its purpose—it’s just a cool wall light. While there are some smart features and plenty of options to customize, you’re not going to get much more out of it than a decoration piece. But if you like the way it looks, there’s little holding it back. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto speaks on Duolingo’s IPO and luring venture capital to the Steel City

22TechCrunch / 8h
Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City, but these days, the city is turning to startups rather than steel. Mayor Bill Peduto led this charge since taking office in 2014. He recently spoke at TechCrunch’s City Spotlight: Pittsburgh event , where he outlined the opportunity and challenges for entrepreneurs considering founding and running their companies in Western Pennsylvania. This is a trend acro

Satellite imagery startup Satellogic to go public via SPAC valuing the company at $850M

32TechCrunch / 8h
The space SPAC frenzy might have died down, but it isn’t over: Earth observation startup Satellogic is the latest to go public via a merger with CF Acquisition Corp. V, a special purpose acquisition company set up by Cantor Fitzgerald. Satellogic already has 17 satellites in orbit, and aims to scale its constellation to over 300 satellites to provide sub-meter resolution imaging of the Earth upda

Updates From Black Widow, Batwoman, and More

Gizmodo / 8h
A new clip from the next Fear Street teases bad things happening to the Shadyside kids. Tuca & Bertie is still clucking along. The CW teases what’s to come in The Flash , Legends of Tomorrow , Superman & Lois , and more. Spoilers, away! Read more...

Grab a $250 airline voucher to visit these amazing cities in Tennessee

300+The Points Guy / 8h
If Memphis, Nashville , Chattanooga or Knoxville have been on your must-visit list, now may be the best time to finally visit Tennessee . To lure back tourists, the state has funded the Tennessee On Me program. If you book a hotel stay through its website, you’ll get a $250 airline voucher that you can use on American Airlines, Delta or Southwest. The deal is only available if you book a hotel th

The future is here, robot does manicures in San Francisco

Popular Mechanics / 8h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Nintendo’s OLED Switch arrives October 8, priced at $350

TechCrunch / 8h
So much for the big E3 reveal. Weeks after the big gaming show, Nintendo has finally taking the wraps off the latest iteration of its wildly popular hybrid gaming console. The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) [parentheses theirs] will arrive on October 8, priced at $350. That is, the company’s quick to note, the same day it launches Metroid Dread, the long-awaited latest side scrolling entry in the l

Today is Day 1 for Andy Jassy as former AWS CEO moves to Amazon corner office

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35TechCrunch / 8h
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has always liked to motivate his employees by saying every day is Day 1 . Well, it is actually Day 1 for his successor Andy Jassy, who officially moves into the corner office at Amazon today. Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as CEO in February to focus on other interests including his charities Day 1 Fund and the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, the b

Nintendo Switch OLED announced with bigger screen, smaller bezels, but no 4K

Nintendo Switch OLED•
21TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Surprise! The Nintendo Switch OLED has been officially announced - the new name for the rumored Switch Pro.

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Starting your eCommerce journey, which one is the best choice?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Read on to find out if you're making the right choice for your eCommerce site.

Animal Crossing, Mario and Pokémon Switch games drop to all-time lows

46Engadget / 8h
If you have somehow not jumped on the Animal Crossing bandwagon yet, now's your chance to do so for less. Amazon and Best Buy have the popular Nintendo Switch title for $45, or $15 off its normal price. It's also a new low since we've only seen the game drop to $50 in the past. The only caveat is that the sale is only on the physical version of the game, not the digital download. Buy Animal Cross

How to Qualify for Free Healthcare If You're Unemployed

29Lifehacker / 8h
As of July 1, unemployed Americans qualify for hefty Obamacare subsidies that, for 60% of them, reduces their premiums to $0 per month. If you were unemployed at any time in 2021, you might qualify for a new plan by visiting the Health Insurance Marketplace between now and August 15, when an ongoing special enrollment… Read more...

Vizio’s New System Brings Theater Sound to the Living Room

21Wired / 8h
With dedicated rear drivers and a wireless subwoofer, the $500 Atmos system provides theater-like listening on the cheap.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Ups the Ante on Accessibility

Wired / 8h
Insomniac Games’ new banner title shows what developers can do to make games more inclusive.

How to Track Your Weight with Apple’s Health App on iPhone

How-To Geek / 8h
If you’d like to keep track of your body weight over time, Apple’s Health app on the iPhone makes it easy. Here’s how to enter your weight and view your records. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Windows update bug messes with important Azure security updates

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Some Azure Virtual Desktops have stopped receiving automatic security updates from May.

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter celebrates a successful ninth flight

SlashGear / 8h
NASA JPL is celebrating the ninth successful flight of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The successful flight was celebrated with a tweet on July 5, along with some mission details. The flight is described as its most challenging yet seeing Ingenuity in the air for 166.4 seconds. During the flight, the helicopter achieved a speed of five m/s. The image seen … Continue reading

Atari steps back from mobile games to focus on 'premium' PC and console titles

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45Engadget / 9h
As part of its latest turnaround strategy, Atari is shifting its focus away from free-to-play mobile games to PC and console titles. In a statement released on Monday, the company said its board of directors had approved the new plan on July 1st after conducting an in-depth review of the Atari Gaming division's "assets and opportunities." The reorientation comes less than a month after the releas

Fitbit's Fashionable New Fitness Tracker Is a Solid Alternative to a Smartwatch

20Gizmodo / 9h
The humble fitness tracker has long since been eclipsed by the smartwatch. It’s easy to understand why, of course but it’s left anyone looking for something simpler—and cheaper—with dinky wristbands to choose from that aren’t much to look at. The Fitbit Luxe seems like the perfect solution, with an elegant… Read more...

2023 Kia Sportage officially debuts with sharper styling and innovative features

SlashGear / 9h
We first caught a glimpse of the fifth-generation 2023 Kia Sportage early last June. From the onset, it seems Kia is building quite a reputation in making brilliantly designed cars. Take the Kia K5, for instance, or the all-new Carnival minivan and EV6 crossover. As expected, the all-new Sportage is no different, even trumping its Hyundai Tucson stablemate in the … Continue reading

Italy’s DPA fines Glovo-owned Foodinho $3M, orders changes to algorithmic management of riders

23TechCrunch / 9h
Algorithmic management of gig workers has landed Glovo-owned on-demand delivery firm Foodinho in trouble in Italy where the country’s data protection authority issued a €2.6 million penalty (~$3M) yesterday after an investigation found a laundry list of problems. The delivery company has been ordered to make a number of changes to how it operates in the market, with the Garante’s order giving it

Xiaomi could bring new Redmi and Mi branded laptops to India soon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Chinese tech company Xiaomi could unveil anew laptop in the Indian market and reports hint that the launch could happen later this month.

Nothing reveals price for its noise-cancelling earbuds

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42Mashable / 9h
Nothing is leaking the info on its first product drop by drop. A week ago, the startup, founded by OnePlus' co-founder Carl Pai, announced it will launch its wireless earbuds, the Nothing Ear 1 , on July 27. Nothing originally announced the earbuds months earlier as its first product, but shared nearly no information about them. Now, Nothing has announced the earbuds will be priced at €99 in Euro

British Airways data-breach compensation claim settled

21BBC News - Technology / 9h
Thousands of people are to receive compensation over a 2018 data breach at British Airways.

Spirit Airlines Faces (Fair?) Lawsuit Over Shortcut Boarding

68One Mile at a Time / 9h
Airlines face a lot of frivolous lawsuits, but to me this one seems warranted. Spirit Airlines’ class action lawsuit over boarding process Paddle Your Own Kanoo reports how a class action lawsuit has been filed against Spirit Airlines over a deceptive business practice related to its pandemic boarding process. The lawsuit has been filed in South Florida District Court by a couple from Ohio, seeki

Unique features of Palomar 5 could be the result of an oversized black hole population

SlashGear / 9h
Among the star clusters in our galaxy, Palomar 5 is one of the most unique. It’s described as the “fluffiest” cluster in the halo of the Milky Way, with an average distance between stars in the cluster only a few light-years apart. Palomar 5 also has a unique stellar stream associated with it, spanning more than 20 degrees across the … Continue reading

How to watch 2021 Tour de France Stage 10, 11 & 12 free: live stream from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Two flat stages flank a mountain ascent as we reach Ventoux. Don't miss a minute of stages 10 through 12 with our Tour de France live stream guide - including ways to watch for free.

Take The Fuss Out of Skin Care With Geologie, Specially Formulated For Men

Futurism / 9h
If you think about skincare, what might come to the front of your mind might be lavish ads of beautiful celebrities targeting their skincare products at women. But women aren’t the only people who need to look after their skin: men and women both go through many of the same factors that contribute to aging, skin damage, and wrinkles. It just seems like the market is much more opaque to men intere

When This Flight Gets Cancelled, Airport Staff Immediately Shut Off All The Lights

View from the Wing / 9h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Clubhouse Aimed to Foster Diversity. Is it Working?

Wired / 9h
Here’s what you need to know before joining the social audio platform, especially if you’re a person of color.

This AI Helps Police Track Social Media. Does It Go Too Far?

36Wired / 9h
Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.

How to Sign Up for a VPN Anonymously

How-To Geek / 9h
VPNs are advertised as the best—even the only—way in which you can be anonymous while browsing. However, there are two big ways you could lose anonymity: The first is the logs some VPNs keep, and the second is the VPN sign-up process itself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What is Observability and Why Does It Matter?

How-To Geek / 9h
Observability is a trait of software systems that provide deep visibility into their internal operations. Possessing good observability facilitates faster resolution of problems by helping operations teams identify the cause of issues. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Sign Your Docker Images to Increase Trust

How-To Geek / 9h
Most Docker images are distributed without any verification that they’re what they claim to be. You can increase trust in your images by digitally signing them. This proves to users that you published the image, not an imposter. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Your Older iPhone Won't Get These iOS 15 Features

75Gizmodo / 9h
The public beta of iOS 15 is out and available to install for anyone who wants to try it . Every handset that could run iOS 14 is eligible for the upgrade—that’s everything back to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus from September 2015. However, not every compatible iPhone will get every iOS 15 feature. Here’s the small print… Read more...

QNAP patches yet another critical security bug in its NAS devices

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Internet-connected NAS devices continue to be a favorite target for threat actors.

Nothing Ear 1 wireless earbuds will come with ANC – and they're cheaper than the AirPods Pro

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Nothing Ear 1 wireless earbuds are set to launch on July 27.

10 ways to get through airport security faster

42The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Getting through airport security can be one of the most frustrating aspects of travel — especially with the TSA struggling to handle a crush of travelers who were grounded by the pandemic for 15 months. Growing crowds of travelers and TSA staffing shortages have converged to create a perfect storm of longer security checkpoint wait t

Ford F-150 Police Responder is the fastest accelerating police vehicle

SlashGear / 9h
When we think of fast vehicles, sports cars come to mind. Police agencies don’t use sports cars. They typically turn to sedans like the Dodge Charger, among other vehicles. Many agencies have been moving from sedans to SUVs and trucks for their improved utility. Recently, law enforcement agency testing found that the 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder was the fastest … Continue reading

FabricNano raises $12.5M to help scale its cell-free fossil fuel alternative technology

27TechCrunch / 9h
It’s not often that you hear DNA described as a wafer – but that’s the analogy that Grant Aarons, the founder of FabricNano, a cell-free biomanufacturing company uses to describe his company’s major product. That DNA, the company hopes, will make a dent in a growing global petrochemical industry that currently relies on fossil fuels and their byproducts. FabricNano is a London based company found

Google's Linux challenger just got a hugely useful update

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A new round of patches enhances support for adding Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel.

PC players can finally play God of War thanks to PlayStation Now

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God of War, Nioh 2, and Red Dead Redemption are finally coming to PlayStation Now which is available on PS4, PS5 and PC.

Canada, US ease border restrictions

400+The Points Guy / 10h
Canada and the United States have loosened border restrictions for the first time since the start of the pandemic. On Monday, the two eased restrictions for the first time — a move before eventually reopening the border completely over the next few weeks. As of Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is allowing Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated again

New Grand Theft Auto 6 rumors claim the game is still years away

SlashGear / 10h
Despite how old it is, one of the most popular video games for PC gamers and consoles is Grand Theft Auto 5. The game is still going strong, thanks largely to frequent updates and a massive online player base. Despite its popularity, fans of the GTA series are looking forward to the next game in the franchise, expected to be … Continue reading

Court warns Twitter over its delaying tactics - No more protection for it

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Twitter was warned by the Delhi High Court that it cannot take "as long as it wants" in this country to appoint a grievance officer. The company has been given time till Thursday to respond.

Evolution of the dad

47Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The "bearded hipster dad," as documented by Getty Images, is a particularly unique creature in the larger animal kingdom. (Well, technically, all human dads are.) (credit: Jessie Casson / Getty Images) Lee Gettler is hard to get on the phone, for the very ordinary reason that he’s busy caring for his two young children. Among mammals, though, that makes him extraordinary. “Human fathers

All the best pet cameras for keeping tabs on your cat or dog

Mashable / 10h
If you have a four-legged friend at home, chances are you consider them to be an important part of your family and being away from them for any length of time can be difficult. Luckily, more and more cameras are now available to help make monitoring your precious pets easier than ever. These cameras allow pet parents to keep watch over their doggos and kitties while away from home, often with jus

Audio editor Audacity denies spyware accusation

80BBC News - Technology / 10h
An update to the privacy policy of the free software, used by 100 million people, has caused alarm.

What next for the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app?

1KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Some businesses are complaining that the app for England and Wales is issuing too many alerts.

The Morning After: The nerve of Audacity

36Engadget / 10h
Audacity is hugely popular audio editing software, often used by beginner podcasters but with some powerful features, despite its free, open-source status. However, recent changes to Audacity’s privacy policy have led to accusations that the editing app is now spyware. Alongside collecting user data for "app analytics" and "improving our app" — typical stuff — the data will also apparently be use

AMD RX 6600 and 6600 XT could be about to take the budget GPU fight to Nvidia

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GPUs were spotted on the PowerColor website, adding to a weight of existing evidence for these graphics cards.

ESA Plasma Kristall experiment at ISS is still going on after two decades

SlashGear / 10h
The European Space Agency (ESA) recently celebrated 20 years of ESA astronauts living and working on the International Space Station. Since the ESA arrived on the ISS 20 years ago, it has been running an experiment in the weightless research center for that entire time. The experiment is called the Plasma Kristall (PK) suite, and it’s investigating fundamental science. The … Continue reading

MAGIC Fund raises $30M to scale its global founders-backing-founders fund

47TechCrunch / 10h
Influential entrepreneurs like Paul Graham and Naval Ravikant always preach the need for startups to have founders-turned-investors on their cap table . As Ravikant puts it, “founders want to know that the people they are taking money from have first-hand experience .” His platform AngelList has helped individual founders-cum-investors source and participate in deals via collectives . However , s

Nothing’s Ear (1) earbuds will feature noise cancelling and run $99

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55TechCrunch / 10h
Fittingly, we don’t know a lot about Nothing. The young hardware startup has, however, done a stellar job building hype around precisely that fact. In the lead up to the July 27 launch of the company’s first product, the Ear (1) , the Nothing marketing machine has released information in drabs and drabs. Ahead of the event, we sat down with founder Carl Pei for a wide ranging interview about laun

Nothing founder Carl Pei on Ear 1 and building a hardware startup from scratch

45TechCrunch / 10h
On July 27, hardware maker Nothing will debut its first product, wireless earbuds dubbed Ear (1) . Despite releasing almost no tangible information about the product, the company has managed to generate substantial buzz around the launch — especially for an entry into the already-crowded wireless earbud market. The hype, however, is real — and somewhat understandable. Nothing founder Carl Pei has

Xiaomi India grew by 8x in the premium smartphone market in 2021

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Xiaomi launched five Mi smartphones in India in 2021, propelling it to the third position in the premium segment with a 14% share.

Inexplicably, Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min is coming to PUBG

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The South Korean footballer is dropping into PUBG Battlegrounds as part of an exclusive cosmetic bundle.

Microsoft Edge just left a serious rival in its dust

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Microsoft Edge has climbed up the browser rankings.

‘There were no avatars like me so we made a game’

41BBC News - Technology / 10h
A lack of black characters led graphic designer Yvonne and daughter Alyssa to create a videogame.

Why the Password Isn't Dead Quite Yet

31Wired / 10h
Everyone hates the old ways of authentication. But while change is closer than ever, it comes with its own drawbacks.

Covid Protections Kept Other Viruses at Bay. Now They’re Back

81Wired / 10h
When we masked and stayed home, we were shielded from winter viruses. As we get back to normal, some will resurge—and our immune systems may not be prepared.

Netflix Is Losing Its Cool

1KWired / 10h
Even as it dominates globally, the streaming giant no longer shines. HBO Max and Disney+, your move.

Introducing the 2021 WIRED Resiliency Residents

59Wired / 10h
Over the next six months, five professionals from outside of journalism will give WIRED readers an inside perspective on their changing fields.

Many SMBs are struggling to deploy much-needed smart building tech

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SMBs are wrangling with budget constraints and senior leadership buy-in.

Nintendo Switch update still doesn’t add features that gamers actually want

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Another Nintendo Switch update has dropped, but once again the improvements are minimal.

The HP EliteBook 840 G7 is crafted to keep users secure from malware to privacy concerns

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The HP EliteBook 840 G7 powered by Intel Core i7 Processor is crafted to keep users secure from malware to privacy concerns

Graphics card prices are finally crashing, but hold fire on buying one

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List prices for the latest Nvidia RTX and AMD Radeon graphics cards are finally plummeting, but you might be wise to wait a while longer.

Novitec Ferrari F8 N-Largo adds more power and a subtle widebody kit

SlashGear / 10h
Novitec has unveiled the Ferrari F8 N-Largo widebody edition, a more extreme version of the Novitec Ferrari F8 Tributo unveiled last year. Whereas the latter made do with a stock body and updated performance components, the N-Largo version is taking up a notch by offering more horsepower and aero-optimized styling. Working in collaboration with German designer Vittorio Strosek, Novitec’s subtle …

PSA: Your Internet Provider Has More Plans Than It’s Showing You

41How-To Geek / 10h
Shopping around for home internet can be frustrating. You might feel like the providers in your area are purposefully making the experience difficult. There’s some truth to that, but there are tricks you can use to get the best deal. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon Fire TV could turn you car into a home cinema on wheels

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Amazon Fire TV is coming soon to Jeeps, and it sounds like the company might want to launch in as many vehicles as possible.

British Airways agrees to settle with victims of 2018 data breach

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British Airways has agreed to settle with customers and staff who were affected by a 2018 data breach that led to personal information being leaked to a third party. The court-appointed lead solicitors said on Tuesday that BA had agreed to settle the case with customers and staff who were affected, though it doesn’t include any admission of liability by BA. Those part of the group action lawsuit

Netflix picks up rights for a documentary on the 'Tinder Swindler'

100+Engadget / 11h
Netflix has purchased a documentary on the "Tinder Swindler," who tricked women he met on the dating app into giving him millions of dollars. The notorious con-man pretended to be Russian oligarch Simon Leviev, the son of Russian-Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev. He would take his victims — mostly Scandinavian women — on trips via private jets, stay with them in luxury hotels and treat them to ex

How One Wealthy Brit in 1930 Imagined the Home of 2030

20Gizmodo / 11h
What will homes of the year 2030 look like? They might feature revolutionary technology or humanity’s sad best attempt at robotic pets . They might be blissfully dumb or they might be just too smart and terrifying . But those are all relatively new predictions, for the most part. What did people of 100 years ago imagine… Read more...

Researchers discover bones carved by Neanderthal artists

SlashGear / 11h
One of the primitive ancient relatives to humans was the Neanderthal. Scientists have long known that Neanderthals were smart enough to fashion effective tools and weapons. Researchers have now found Neanderthals were also able to create ornaments and art. Researchers from the University of Gottingen and the Lower Saxony State Office for Heritage analyzed new findings from Unicorn Cave in … Conti

Kaseya CEO says thousands of firms may be affected by ransomware attack

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The true scale of REvil supply-chain ransomware attack is slowly beginning to emerge.

Hold on there - Windows 10 is still on schedule for an update soon

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Microsoft is still working on the 21H2 update for Windows 10, bringing fixes and some features.

Star Wars: The Acolyte is inspired by The Phantom Menace, of all things

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Disney Plus series Star Wars: The Acolyte is influenced by creator Leslye Headland's experience watching Episode I.

We tried out the first statewide vaccine passport

40MIT Technology Review / 11h
On June 20, about 20,000 fans gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City for a Foo Fighters concert. The venue was at full capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but it wasn’t a full return to normalcy: To get in, ticket holders needed to show proof that they’d been vaccinated—in the form of either a paper card or the state’s Excelsior Pass, a much-debated smartphone

Nintendo Switch Software Update 12.1.0 lets users clear space for game software update

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SlashGear / 11h
Nintendo has announced a new software update is out for the popular Switch game console. The key change in the software update, which brings the Switch to version 12.1.0, is that users can easily delete old data from the console. Nintendo says if there is not enough space remaining on internal storage or the microSD card when downloading game software … Continue reading

Are 55-inch Samsung TVs worth it?

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Are 55-inch Samsung TVs the best choice in today’s TV market? We assess the world’s biggest TV maker’s latest range.

After Covid: What does the future of work look like? (Infographic)

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Our new infographic shows how the pandemic and lockdown has changed attitudes towards work

The Oculus Rift S is dead, long live the Oculus Quest 2

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Sales of the Oculus Rift S have officially ended, after the headset was discontinued earlier this year.

How to live stream Wimbledon 2021: watch quarter-finals free online, schedule and order of play

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It's business time at SW19 as we enter the last eight. See how to watch every 2021 Wimbledon quarter-final live stream from anywhere - and for free.

Lessons from digital natives born in the cloud

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Traditional companies stand to learn a lot from digital natives in the coming years.

Are magnesium frames the future of e-bikes? Ducati's engineers think so

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Ducati has released a new folding e-bike with a magnesium frame to cut down on weight – and it's surprisingly cheap.

When the Next Animal Plague Hits, Can This Lab Stop It?

55Wired / 11h
A new federal facility in Kansas will house the deadliest agricultural pathogens in the world—and researchers working tirelessly to contain them.

3D Billboard of Giant Cat Looks Less Impressive From Other Side of the Street

53Gizmodo / 11h
Could that really be a 20-foot tall cat just hanging out in the vacant space of a Japanese retail center? Don’t believe your lying eyes. It’s actually a 4K billboard screen that only looks 3D. And while video of the cat billboard has gone viral, it’s slightly less impressive when you look at the image from across the… Read more...

Smart POS terminals could be the future for digital payments

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Businesses are being encouraged to embrace the new tech found in smart POS terminals.

Report: New Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal Contract Canceled

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
This doesn’t sound good… Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal $3 billion contract canceled I’ve written extensively about Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal , which is 700,000 square meters (~7.5 million square foot). It has been under construction for nearly a decade, and was initially supposed to open in 2017, but the project has endured endless delays . Now Reuters is repor

All the best automatic cat feeders for your fluffy friends

Mashable / 11h
If you plan on being away for a couple days or you've started your cat on an eating schedule that they're used to, an automatic feeder is a smart investment to keep your cat fed even when you're not home. We can't guarantee that an automatic feeder will help your cat be cool with you leaving them home alone, but at least they won't go hungry while they miss your company. What should you consider

Twitter loses its legal protections in India following government order

300+Engadget / 11h
Twitter has lost its liability protections against user-generated content in India due to its failure to comply with the country's IT rules, the Indian government said in a court filing. The move could leave the company's executives vulnerable to criminal charges over objectionable material on its platform, according to TechCrunch. Indian police have filed at least five cases against the company

Male dragonflies lose their color in hot climates to stay cool

SlashGear / 11h
In much of the animal kingdom, the males of the species tend to be brightly colored to help attract mates. A new study was recently published led by researcher Michael Moore at Washington University in St. Louis that focused on male dragonflies. Moore found that dragonfly males consistently evolved less breeding coloration in regions with hotter climates. Moore says the … Continue reading

New flagship Nokia phone could land before November 11

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The successor to the Nokia 9 PureView might almost be here, but we're still not sure what it's called.

White label fintech platform Toqio secures $9.4M Seed led by Seaya and Speedinvest

23TechCrunch / 12h
The upside of the Open Banking regulations which have swept jurisdictions like the UK and the EU is that many more challenger banks have appeared. The headache for either incumbent banks or for upstart startups is the very proliferation of these new banks and financial tech products. But as we know, in gold rushes, the people selling the picks and shovels usually win. Thus, startups have turned t

Using your wireless headphones during flights just got a whole lot easier

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United Airlines is the latest airline to introduce Bluetooth connectivity to its inflight entertainment systems.

Samsung Q2 profits set to rise as chip demand grows

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Samsung benefits from greater volumes and higher prices.

New MacBook Air could arrive early 2022 with M2 chip and iMac colors

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Rumored redesigned MacBook Pros due later in 2021 will use the M1X refresh, with the M2 reserved for the Air next year.

Bugatti Merges with Electric Supercar Startup Rimac

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300+How-To Geek / 12h
Electric supercar startup Rimac and Porsche today announced that it would take over Bugatti from Volkswagen to form a new company called Bugatti Rimac. The Croatian sports car company looks to electrify the legendary supercar maker. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Wi-Fi Network Name Can Completely Disable Wi-Fi on Your iPhone

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100+How-To Geek / 12h
Connecting your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network with a percent symbol (%) in the name can completely disable the Wi-Fi in your phone permanently. Rebooting your iOS device won’t fix it, and instead, you’ll have to do some serious troubleshooting or do a full factory data reset and erase your device. Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Audacity Is the Newest App to Become Spyware Thanks to New Owners

300+How-To Geek / 12h
One of the most popular open-source audio programs is now considered spyware after recent updates and changes to the privacy policy. We’re talking about Audacity, the famous audio manipulation program that was acquired by a new company two months ago, which then quickly made all sorts of changes. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It Belongs in a Museum: Indiana Jones' Fedora Purchased for $300,000

400+How-To Geek / 12h
Any movie lover will tell you that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is one of the most iconic movies ever. One of the things that made that movie so memorable was Indy’s iconic fedora. And given that someone just bought the original at auction for $300,000, that statement seems fair. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Loki and Bart Become Ultimate Chaos Partners in The Next 'The Simpsons' Short

300+How-To Geek / 12h
What’s a company to do when it owns nearly every media property? Why crossovers, of course! At least that’s the best explanation we can think of for Loki to appear on an episode of The Simpsons. And it’s not just any camo either! The Good, The Bart, and The Loki will premiere on July 7th on Disney+. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite could be among devices announced on August 11

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A report suggests Samsung could launch three foldable phones at an event on August 11.

Byrd raises $19M to expand Amazon-style fulfillment and logistics to more e-commerce merchants in Europe

56TechCrunch / 12h
E-commerce in Europe is set to grow 30% percent this year , with the online shopping surge that started at the rise of Covid-19 showing little sign of abating. Today, a startup that’s building infrastructure in the region to help merchants fill and deliver those orders — and present an alternative to using Amazon for fulfillment — is announcing funding to expand its footprint to meet that demand.

Electric hypercar maker Rimac takes over VW's Bugatti

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58Mashable / 12h
Say hi to a new supercar powerhouse: Rimac Automobili has taken a controlling stake in Bugatti to form a new company, Bugatti Rimac. Rimac, which recently launched the incredibly fast, $2.44 mil