Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Breaking: Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida over vaccine passport ban

1KThe Points Guy / 2h
One of the world’s biggest cruise companies is suing Florida over the state’s so-called vaccine passport ban. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Florida’s surgeon general, Scott Rivkees, to stop him from enforcing the ban, which was enacted as a state law earlier this year. The law says businesses in Florida can’t require customers to show proof of

Google fined $592M in France for breaching antitrust order to negotiate copyright fees for news snippets

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1KTechCrunch / 10h
France has hit Google with a fine of half a billion euros after finding major breaches in how it negotiated with publishers to remunerate them for reuse of their content — as is required under a pan-EU reform of digital copyright law which extended neighbouring rights to news snippets. The size of the fine is notable as it’s over half of the entire $1BN news licensing pot that Google announced la

Black drivers get less respect from cops, body camera research shows

100+Mashable / 1h
A police officer's tone reveals a lot about racial disparities in policing. That's what researchers found in a series of experiments where they played 250 audio clips of police stops to 414 people of varying races and genders. The researchers edited the clips, which were split evenly between Black and white male drivers, so participants couldn't understand what an officer said but could still hea

Tennessee has gone “anti-vaccine,” state vaccine chief says after being fired

Ars Technica / 8min
Enlarge / US first lady Jill Biden (L) comforts Adriana Lyttle, 12, as she receives her vaccine at a Covid-19 vaccination site at Ole Smoky Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee, June 22, 2021. (credit: Getty | Tom Brenner ) The Tennessee state government on Monday fired its top vaccination official, Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who says that state leaders have "bought into the anti-vaccine misinformation c

How much do you pay your ISP? Consumer Reports wants to see your bill

Ars Technica / 7min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | uba-foto ) With broadband-industry lobby groups implausibly claiming that Internet providers have slashed their prices, Consumer Reports is on a mission to collect and analyze thousands of monthly Internet bills from real customers. In an announcement today, Consumer Reports said it launched the Broadband Together initiative with 40 other groups to "analyze the cos

Deadpool and Korg Want to Show You Their New Superpower: Corporate Synergy

Gizmodo / 10min
While much of the fuss around Disney’s 2019 acquisition of 20th Century Studios (née Fox) was about which Marvel characters might finally make their debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , here’s something else people should have expected to see more immediately from the acquisition: somewhat cringe-worthy chunks of… Read more...

Delta will add 36 aircraft to fleet as it takes a different tack from United

The Points Guy / 16min
Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it would add 36 new aircraft to its fleet. The airline will purchase 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs, while leasing seven used Airbus A350-900s . The move comes as Delta seeks to expand its fleet after retiring older narrow-body and larger wide-body planes during the pandemic as demand collapsed. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly

Notorious Ransomware Gang REvil Mysteriously Disappears After Causing Global Havoc

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Gizmodo / 17min
After causing international mayhem, a notorious cybercrime group appears to have disappeared. Read more...

Apple Pay Is Reportedly Getting a "Buy Now, Pay Later" Feature

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Gizmodo / 23min
Sorry, iPhone users. Your wallets are about to take a huge hit. Read more...

Delta Air Lines Acquiring 36 Planes

View from the Wing / 23min
Even with the acquisition of more (used) Boeing aircraft, this move will make Delta less invested in aircraft from Boeing and its predecessors than before the pandemic since they've retired Boeing 777s, MD88s and MD90s. Continue reading ...

Twitter adds an edit tweet feature, but it's not what you think

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Mashable / 32min
Twitter knows sometimes you need to change your tweets after the fact. On Tuesday, the company announced a new feature that allows users to retroactively restrict who can respond to specific tweets. The thinking, according to a Twitter spokesperson, is that sometimes users don't realize their tweets are going to draw heat until it's too late. "This update could benefit people who may Tweet someth

It's time to stop freaking out about space billionaires

Mashable / 32min
Mashable's series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with...reasons. We all have our ways, but we may just convince you to change yours. And if not, chill. If you wanted to ride on the first scheduled jet flight out of the U.S., on October 17, 1958, you had to be buddies with a wealthy tycoon. Juan Trippe, founder of Pan Am, stuffed the maiden voyage of his first Boeing 707, fr

Gogo in-flight internet has been renamed Intelsat

TechCrunch / 35min
Jessica Conditt Contributor Jessica Conditt is a senior editor at Engadget . The next time you’re on a plane, searching for a Wi-Fi connection while soaring thousands of feet above the ground, don’t look for the Gogo name. The longstanding standard of in-flight internet, Gogo Commercial Aviation, has been rebranded to Intelsat. Intelsat, an international satellite communications provider, purchas

A Neanderthal carved a geometric design in bone 51,000 years ago

Ars Technica / 36min
(credit: Leder et al. 2021) During the Middle Ages, people ventured into the cave now called Einhornhohle to collect unicorn bones. It’s tempting to wonder whether those medieval cryptid hunters would be disappointed or fascinated to learn that the bones they unearthed from the cave actually belonged to ancient bison, deer, cave lions, bears, and other animals that died 50,000 years ago. Archaeol

Apple is reportedly working on a pay later feature for Apple Pay

Engadget / 37min
If you’ve done any online shopping in the last little while, there’s a good chance you’ve run into services like Affirm and PayPal’s Pay in 4 . They allow you to purchase something and pay for it later by splitting up the total cost of the item into several installments. By the looks of things, Apple could soon offer a similar option to Apple Pay users. According to Bloomberg , the company is wor

Huge Business Class Sale, Most Of US To Most European Cities $1500 Roundtrip

View from the Wing / 38min
United Airlines and Lufthansa have a $1500 roundtrip fare in business class between the U.S. and Europe. This allows travel between much of the U.S. and most of the places you'll go in Europe as long as you begin travel by the end of February. Continue reading ...

Here’s why NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is Perseverance’s best friend

SlashGear / 44min
NASA’s Perseverance rover may plot a scientific course that previously might have been deemed too risky, with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter providing mission control with unexpected insight from the sky. Though Ingenuity has only flown nine missions so far – albeit groundbreaking experiments in their own right – the photography gathered by the helicopter is proving vital for making the … Continue

Watch Thousands of Fish Get Dropped From a Plane Into a Utah Lake

26Gizmodo / 47min
Thousands of 3-inch fish splashed down into about 200 high-altitude lakes in Utah over the past week, as the state’s wildlife department restocked its water bodies by plane. The work is done by plane because the lakes are inaccessible by ground transit, especially when carrying so many fish in hundreds of pounds of… Read more...

'Company of Heroes 3' will take the classic RTS series to the Mediterranean in 2022

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Engadget / 50min
Eight years after its second entry, a new Company of Heroes game is in development at Relic Entertainment . Announced today by publisher Sega, Company of Heroes 3 will take the World War II real-time strategy series to the Mediterranean theatre. As before, the emphasis is on commanding squads of infantry and individual tanks, but new to this game is a strategic map that will allow you to decide h

Masten Space Systems to develop a GPS-like network for the Moon

23TechCrunch / 53min
Masten Space Systems, a startup that’s aiming to send a lander to the Moon in 2023, will develop a lunar navigation and positioning system not unlike GPS here on Earth. Masten’s prototype is being developed as part of a contract awarded through the Air Force Research Laboratory’s AFWERX program. Once deployed, it’ll be a first-of-its-kind off-world navigational system. Up until this point, spacec

REvil, Hacking Group Behind Major Ransomware Attack, Disappears

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2KNYT > Technology / 59min
REvil, blamed for some of the most audacious attacks on the United States, suddenly cannot be found — even their negotiations with victims stopped. It is unclear if Russia or America disabled them.

No, Reddit Didn't Kill 2 Popular Video-Downloader Bots

Gizmodo / 1h
Unlike many other platforms, Reddit’s earned a reputation for embracing the countless weird and wacky bots its users have created to run wild on the platform. And while some of these bots have gone to that great Github in the sky, reports that two beloved video-downloader bots were getting the axe this week apparently… Read more...

Razer Barracuda X wants to be your go-to headset for Switch, PS5, PC, and Android

SlashGear / 1h
Razer today announced the Barracuda X headset, which it’s pitching to consumers as a multi-platform headset that can be used across gaming and mobile devices. More specifically, Razer is targeting four different platforms with the Barracuda X: PC, Switch, PS5, and Android. In addition, the company says that users will be able to switch between all four platforms “seamlessly” thanks … Continue rea

Divvy Business Credit Card review: Business card offering unique features we’ve not seen before

The Points Guy / 1h
The rewards credit card market is ferocious. With jaw-dropping sign-up bonuses and ever-improving ongoing benefits, issuers rack their brains trying to differentiate themselves from the competition. Every time we think we’ve seen it all, another card ambushes us with a unique offer. Here’s a product you’ve probably never seen before: The Divvy Business Card is a business credit credit card that g

Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Best Moment Is About the Horror of Mecha Warfare

Gizmodo / 1h
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway , the latest entry in the beloved mecha franchise , isn’t really a movie that’s focused on its action. It’s more interested in the politics of its world than it is the giant robots that have made Gundam a merchandising powerhouse for decades. But when it does get around to squaring off its… Read more...

Apple introduces MagSafe Battery Pack to charge the iPhone 12 on the go

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Ars Technica / 1h
The front of the MagSafe Battery Pack. [credit: Apple ] Confirming previous rumors, Apple has begun selling a magnetic battery pack for MagSafe-equipped iPhone models. Dubbed simply the "MagSafe Battery Pack ," it costs $99 on Apple's online store. MagSafe is a new feature (with an old name) for the iPhone 12 lineup. Supported phones contain magnets on the back that can be used to attach accessor

Facebook Groups can now have dedicated topic 'experts'

Engadget / 1h
Facebook is working on a new way to highlight authoritative information within Groups. The platform is starting to roll out a new “expert” label for group members who have expertise in an area related to the group’s interests. With the change, which Facebook says is available to “select” Groups, an admin can invite a group member to be a group “expert.” If the person accepts, then they’ll get a b

Apple Pay leak claims ‘buy now, pay later’ feature is in the works

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SlashGear / 1h
Apple is working with Goldman Sachs to launch its own ‘buy now, pay later’ installment service, according to a new report. People said to be insiders on the matter have shed light on the alleged upcoming feature, claiming that consumers won’t need an Apple Card to utilize the upcoming offering, one similar to installment options from major companies like PayPal … Continue reading

Xbox Series X restock: Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Microsoft's secret availability

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The Xbox Series X isn't nearly as elusive as before, and if you find it in stock in the next two weeks, you shouldn't have a problem buying it.

How to Go Back to Windows 10 If You Regret Installing Windows 11

Lifehacker / 1h
The Windows 11 beta recently got its first big version update, but it brought a major change that some users aren’t happy with: You can no longer revert back to the classic Windows start menu layout. Instead, Windows 11 users are now forced to use the redesigned start menu and taskbar, which sits centered at the… Read more...

Heart Aerospace raises $35M Series A, lands order with United and Mesa Airlines for 200 aircraft

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27TechCrunch / 1h
Swedish electric aviation startup Heart Aerospace has received its biggest order to date: 200 of its inaugural ES-19 electric aircraft from aviation giant United Airlines and its regional airline partner Mesa Air Group. The deal, which includes an option of purchasing up to 100 additional aircraft, was announced together with a $35 million Series A funding round. Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy V

If we want to look for life on Europa, we’d better bring a drill

Ars Technica / 1h
(credit: NASA ) Jupiter's moon Europa, a large world with a vast sub-ice ocean, is thought to be one of the best candidates for hosting life elsewhere in the Solar System. NASA has considered sending a lander to the moon's surface to see if its ice contains chemicals indicative of the presence of life, but that project is still in the evaluation phase. A paper released on Monday explains what tha

Ring's Security Cameras Now Offer End-to-End Encryption, but You'll Have to Opt In

Gizmodo / 1h
Amazon-owned Ring is making end-to-end encryption for its security cameras available globally. Read more...

Twitter now lets you limit who can reply to a tweet after the fact

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If you’re tired of sending brilliant takes into the Twitterverse only to be met with wave after wave of reply guys, a new Twitter feature could give you some relief. Starting today, anyone on Twitter will be able to adjust who can reply to individual tweets after they’ve been sent. Previously, you could limit who could reply to tweets when they were created, but you couldn’t go in and change your

Forget toilet paper: This summer’s suitcase shortage could leave travelers in a lurch

400+The Points Guy / 2h
Just as store shelves are consistently stocked with toilet paper again, U.S. consumers could be facing another shortage this summer: suitcases. With pent-up travel demand manifesting in the form of surging bookings, vacationers in the market for new luggage could find themselves up against product scarcity and high prices as they prepare to pack for their next round of adventures. But it’s not ju

Extra Crunch roundup: Crucial API metrics, US startup funding, advanced SEO tactics

TechCrunch / 2h
On a recent episode of Extra Crunch Live , Retail Zipline founder Melissa Wong and Emergence Capital investor Lotti Siniscalco joined Managing Editor Jordan Crook to walk attendees through Zipline’s Series A deck. Interestingly, the conversation revealed that Wong declined an invitation to do a virtual pitch and insisted on an in-person meeting. “She was one of the few or maybe the only CEO who e

15 Movies You Had No Idea Spawned Massive Multi-Film Franchises

Gizmodo / 2h
The Marvel Cinematic Universe can’t hold a candle to The Land Before Time . There are movies that under normal circumstances would come and go, and barely be remembered—but these decided to stick around a little bit longer. io9 has collected some of the strangest films to spawn full-fledged franchises. Read more...

Fashion chain Guess suffers data breach following ransomware attack

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Guess notifying customers that it was the victim of a ransomware campaign in February 2021.

What You Should Know About Guillain-Barré Syndrome and COVID Vaccines

Lifehacker / 2h
Some people who got the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine (the one-dose vaccine) have developed a condition known as Guillain-Barré syndrome . It’s happened often enough that the FDA has asked them to add a note about this to the patient fact sheet, but it’s still not considered to change the risk/benefit… Read more...

Gogo in-flight internet has been renamed Intelsat

Engadget / 2h
The next time you're on a plane, searching for a Wi-Fi connection while soaring thousands of feet above the ground, don't look for the Gogo name. The longstanding standard of in-flight internet, Gogo Commercial Aviation, has been rebranded to Intelsat. Intelsat, an international satellite communications provider, purchased Gogo Commercial Aviation in December 2020 . It was a cash deal valued at $

Google Stadia just sweetened the pot for game developers

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SlashGear / 2h
Google today announced that it’s going to be implementing some changes on the business side of Stadia. These changes are being implemented to sweeten the pot for developers, so to speak, as Google is attempting to get more developers to put more games on the streaming service. First and foremost, Google has announced that it will give developers a more … Continue reading

Southwest Airlines Credit Card 65K Bonus Offer (Last Chance)

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the United States thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great customer service. It’s no wonder that the carrier’s co-branded credit cards are popular as well. Southwest Rapid Rewards Cards Offer 6

This 65-inch Vizio OLED gets a massive $400 price cut in epic deal at Best Buy

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A fantastic deal, this 65-inch Vizio OLED TV has a massive $400 price cut for anyone visiting Best Buy.

Firefox 89 delivered more speed—today’s Firefox 90 adds SmartBlock 2.0

Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / The red panda of the Internet just keeps getting better. (credit: Kiszon Pascal via Getty Images ) Today, Mozilla launched Firefox 90. The newest version of Mozilla's increasingly privacy-focused browser adds improved print-to-PDF functionality, individual exceptions to HTTPS-only mode, an about:third-party page to help identify compatibility issues introduced by third-party application

Read the Unhinged Complaints to the FCC Over SNL Being Mean to Trump and White People

Gizmodo / 2h
White people didn’t pay their hard-earned tax dollars over the past four years so that public servant Michael Che can get away with calling the president a ding-dong. Thankfully, many patriots have told the FCC all about it. Read more...

How to download podcasts

Mashable / 2h
Avoid the frustration of your podcasts cutting out when you lose service by learning how to download them right to your phone. Podcasts are digital audio series sort of like a radio show that tend to focus on a certain theme or topic. Interest in podcasts are seemingly at an all time high, and there are podcasts about anything and everything, from educational podcasts to something a little bit mo

Apple quietly releases MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12

43Mashable / 2h
It took Apple nine months, but the company has officially released an on-the-go version of its MagSafe charger: the MagSafe Battery Pack . And it can be yours for the cool price of $99. In case you forgot, Apple reintroduced MagSafe (originally used for MacBook chargers) alongside the iPhone 12 at its hardware event back in October . The iPhone 12 lineup features an array of magnets around the wi

Head of Russian Space Program Criticizes “Billionaire Oligarchs”

100+Futurism / 2h
Unusual Compliment Dmitry Rogozin, the leader of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, congratulated Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson after his successful flight to 50 miles on Sunday . On Twitter, Rogozin called Branson’s flight a landmark achievement in space travel. He even went as far as decrying Russia’s “billionaire oligarchs” in a followup tweet , saying they’d rather spend money on yachts t

Apple's MagSafe iPhone 12 Battery Pack Is Here, and I'm Not Impressed

Gizmodo / 2h
When Apple announced the iPhone 12's MagSafe magnetic charging feature , we assumed that a MagSafe version of Apple’s Smart Battery Case would follow closely behind. After all, it immediately seemed like the most obvious use of the new, and arguably best, iPhone 12 feature. Why it wasn’t ready to go when the iPhone 12… Read more...

Phytoestrogen and specific gut bacteria may hold key to MS treatment

SlashGear / 2h
Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is associated with the absence of specific gut bacteria often found in other people. These same bacteria are responsible for breaking down a type of plant compound called isoflavone, which is a phytoestrogen found in some plant foods like soybeans. The combination of the two — isoflavones and the gut bacteria that breaks them … Continue readi

Stadia will give developers and publishers a bigger cut of sales

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Engadget / 2h
Google is looking to make Stadia more attractive to developers and publishers, and it's bringing in a more generous revenue sharing split. Those behind games released on Stadia after October 1st will receive 85 percent of sales revenue, with Google taking a 15 percent cut. The split applies to the first $3 million of sales and will only be in place until the end of 2023. Stadia will return to the

How Color Can Affect Your Car’s Resale Value (and Why Yellow Resells Better Than Black)

Lifehacker / 2h
A recent study reveals that color can be a big factor in resale value of a car—with a three-year depreciation rate that can vary 25% between colors. What’s most surprising is that oddball colors, like yellow or orange, actually do better overall compared to traditionally “safe” colors like black or grey. But should a… Read more...

Company in Hot Water for Making Real Guns Look Like Lego Toys

Futurism / 2h
“SUPER FUN” A Utah gun shop called Culper Precision horrified gun safety advocates last week when it started to sell the “BLOCK19,” a handgun customization kit that lets people coat their later-generation Glock 19s in Lego bricks, making the dangerous weapon look exactly like a child’s toy. The goal was to counter gun control advocates and “draw attention to the fact that the shooting sports are

Why did file sharing drive so much startup innovation?

41TechCrunch / 2h
One of the great things about editing all of our deep-dive EC-1 startup profiles is that you start to notice patterns across successful companies. While origin stories and trajectories can vary widely, the best companies seem to come from similar places and are conceived around very peculiar themes. To wit, one common theme that came from our recent profiles of Expensify and NS1 is the centrality

Zomato raises $562 million from anchor investors ahead of IPO

24TechCrunch / 2h
Indian food-delivery startup Zomato said on Tuesday evening that it has raised $562.3 million from its anchor investors ahead of its IPO opening on Wednesday . Zomato has already secured nearly 45% of the $1.3 billion it plans to raise through the IPO, the 12-year-old Gurgaon-headquartered startup revealed in a filing to local stock exchanges. The public share sale will open on Wednesday and clos

Elon Musk Is Correct, I Am Specifically Attacking Space Itself and Not Just His Mars Colonization Project

Gizmodo / 2h
Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has big plans to abandon our endangered species and colonize Mars, under the theory that a planet whose conditions are inimically hostile to human life will make us less endangered . Fair enough. Read more...

Lawsuit Claims That Common Pesticide Causes Brain Damage in Children

200+Futurism / 2h
Cleanup Crew Parents in California are suing Dow Chemicals and an affiliated company called Corteva, alleging that the extensive use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos caused neurological damage and developmental disorders in their children. In the decades since its invention, tens of millions of pounds of chlorpyrifos were sprayed by hand and from planes to protect dozens of different crops from pest

Where is suptech heading?

24TechCrunch / 2h
Marc Gilman Contributor Marc Gilman is general counsel and VP of compliance at Theta Lake . He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law. More posts by this contributor AI as a blueprint for fintech startups Recommendations for fintech startups navigating the procurement process Technology plays a huge role in nearly every aspect of financial services today. As the world mo

Luke Skywalker's Mandalorian Cameo Is Getting Its Own Behind the Scenes Special

30Gizmodo / 2h
A week after Luke Skywalker returned on The Mandalorian ’s season two finale , Disney+ released a 70-minute behind-the-scenes special breaking down the whole season—or rather, the whole season, minus the revelation of Luke Skywalker’s return. Now, with that massive spoiler no longer so massive, Lucasfilm and Disney+ are… Read more...

Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack is ready to latch onto your iPhone 12 – here's how to stacks up

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Apple has added to its MagSafe accessory lineup with the MagSafe Battery Pack, but it comes at a high price without offering much extra juice for iPhones.

You can now easily search for United award availability with interactive map

The Points Guy / 3h
Just last year, United added an interactive map to its site , allowing you to search by destination, activity or cheapest price — a unique tool if you don’t have your eye set on a specific destination. At that time, the map was limited to just revenue flights and didn’t have the option to pull up pricing if you wanted to use your United miles . However, as first reported by Live and Let’s Fly , y

No, Delta Isn’t Leaving The Membership Rewards Program

20View from the Wing / 3h
There is no truth to the rumor that Delta SkyMiles will cease being an American Express transfer partner. I believe a screenshot purporting to say otherwise must have been faked. Continue reading ...

Jeep’s Gorilla Glass windshield cuts crack and chip chances

SlashGear / 3h
Jeep is offering a toughened glass option for the Wrangler and Gladiator, with the same Gorilla Glass that likely protects your smartphone screen coming to your truck’s windshield. Handiwork of the automaker’s Mopar tuning and performance parts division, the replacement glass promises to be far more resilient to chips, cracks, and other accidents both on and off the road. It’s … Continue reading

Discord buys Sentropy, which makes AI software that fights online harassment

42TechCrunch / 3h
The online chat platform Discord is buying Sentropy, a company that makes AI-powered software to detect and remove online harassment and hate. Discord currently uses a “multilevel” approach to moderation, relying on an in-house human moderation team as well as volunteer mods and admins to create ground rules for individual servers. A Trust and Safety team dedicated to protecting users and shaping

Panda Express is piloting Beyond Meat orange chicken in select locations

33TechCrunch / 3h
Just under a week after Beyond Meat announced that it will be releasing a reworked version of its plant-based Chicken Tenders at restaurants in the U.S., the faux meat company has returned with a potentially sizable restaurant partnership. Starting July 26, select Panda Express restaurants in Southern California and New York City will offer an orange chicken dish using Beyond’s chicken product. I

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Rain Over Us This Summer

Lifehacker / 3h
Celestial events are often momentary, which is why the most determined stargazers will stay up at odd hours and even venture out into uncomfortable conditions to catch a glimpse of the ephemeral wonders. But every summer, the Perseid meteor shower darts across the evening sky for more than a month, leaving even the… Read more...

Best Ultrabooks in the UAE for 2021: the top thin and light laptops reviewed

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We've put together a definitive list of the best Ultrabooks, or thin and light Windows laptops.

United follows Delta’s lead, removes all-coach jets from NYC routes

46The Points Guy / 3h
If the New York City area is in your travel plans, your flight might’ve just been upgraded. Over the weekend, United made good on its promise to remove its smallest jets from nearly all of its New York City routes. Beginning in late October, you won’t find a single-cabin regional aircraft flying from United’s Newark hub, as seen in Cirium timetables and later confirmed by the airline. United’s mo

Moon’s Wobble Will Intensify Flooding Along U.S. Coasts by the Mid-2030s, Research Suggests

Gizmodo / 3h
Recurrent high-tide floods are expected to worsen as sea levels continue to rise on account of climate change, but, as a new study warns, a regularly occurring 18.6-year cycle involving the Moon could trigger unprecedented flooding along U.S. coasts in the 2030s. Read more...

Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack is like a removable battery for your iPhone

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Apple releases new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 series

Nas Academy raises $11 million to help creators build their own MasterClass-like courses

41TechCrunch / 3h
Investors are buying into a creator-led future, and Nas Academy wants to turn that creator influence into a broad network of “virtual universities.” The Singapore startup is building out a platform for creators to monetize their knowledge, giving them the tools to create their own classes and academies that fans can attend online. The platform is founded and led by Nuseir Yassin, a video blogger

Breeze Airways Considers A220 Flights To Europe

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Could Breeze Airways become the first airline to operate the Airbus A220 on transatlantic flights? It seems like it’s at least being considered. Breeze Airways seeks proposals from European airports Breeze is the US airline startup that is founded by David Neeleman, the same guy behind JetBlue. The airline launched operations in late May 2021 , initially exclusively operating domestic flights. Wh

[LAST DAY] 65,000 Point Offer For Southwest Airlines Credit Cards

View from the Wing / 3h
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

Paying respects, one last time, to TWA Flight 800

100+The Points Guy / 3h
The wreckage of the jumbo jet, painfully reconstructed, sits as a reminder of what happens when things go terribly wrong. Behind a door warning of no photos, the massive plane takes away one’s breath. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy) The destruction is horrifying. Hundreds of pieces patched back together. Hundreds more never recovered. Then it hits you: this isn’t just scraps of a Boeing 747.

The 10 best toaster ovens you can buy on Amazon

Mashable / 3h
Toaster ovens are about way more than just heating up frozen waffles. They're essentially a tiny version of your oven that fits on a countertop. From pizza to dessert to (of course) breakfast, the possibilities are practically endless. You can browse the bestselling cookbook 101 Things to Do with A Toaster Oven if you don't believe us, but that's just the beginning. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best bread

Apple's latest MagSafe accessory is a $99 iPhone 12 battery pack

60Engadget / 3h
Apple has quietly started selling a MagSafe Battery Pack for its iPhone 12 lineup . Spotted by 9to5Mac , the new accessory costs $99, with deliveries beginning early next week. Instead of a case you put on your iPhone, this latest battery pack attaches to the back of your device. The accessory is available in a single size that features a 1,460mAh battery, meaning it can’t change any model in the

The Difference Between Cream of Tartar and Tartaric Acid

Lifehacker / 3h
Cream of tartar is an incredibly useful ingredient. With it, you can stabilize whipped cream, make your own baking powder , and cook up extra-fluffy scrambled eggs . There is, however, a fairly widespread misunderstanding of what it is . Read more...

A Tiny Computer on a Snail Helps Solve an Extinction Mystery

54NYT > Technology / 3h
An unlikely collaboration has solved a longstanding snail survival mystery in the Society Islands in French Polynesia.

Zero’s FXE offers electric motorcycle fun in a slightly new package

23TechCrunch / 3h
Zero Motorcycles has been around for over a decade and in that time it’s consistently improved its fleet of electric bikes. With the new FXE, the northern California company has taken the thoroughly enjoyable FXS supermoto and transformed it into something a bit more futuristic looking with a new easier-to-parse display. The FXE likely isn’t a great pick for two-wheeled beginners or for folks tha

Shudder's Vicious Fun Grins Its Way Through Serial-Killer Mayhem

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Twenty-five years ago, the first Scream movie found great success dropping characters who happened to be horror-movie fans into a slasher plot ripped from the aisles of Blockbuster Video. Vicious Fun , a new Canadian horror-comedy now streaming on Shudder, offers a similar scenario but with a protagonist whose love of… Read more...

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gives Smash Bros gameplay a cartoon makeover

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We’ve seen several different companies try their hands at Super Smash Bros-like platform fighters throughout the years, and today, Nickelodeon decided to throw their hat into that particular ring. Today the company announced Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a platform fighter that looks a lot like Super Smash Bros with the key difference being that it’ll be famous Nickelodeon characters going head-to-

Video Appears to Show UFO Drifting Behind Space Station, But It’s Actually Something Hilariously Boring

44Futurism / 3h
UFO Sighting? Footage taken from the International Space Station’s live feeds and widely shared on Reddit showed some unusual groupings of mysterious lights, seemingly floating by the orbital outpost like something out of a science fiction movie. “Can someone please explain what I just saw on the ISS YouTube live feed?” Redditor tyrannosnorlax asked on the forum . But as it turns out, the UFO hyp

Widespread AV adoption starts with driver assistance systems consumers can trust

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Tarik Bolat Contributor Tarik Bolat is the CEO and co-founder of WaveSense . In the past year, many of the conversations around autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been dominated by the same question: When will self-driving cars be the norm on public roads? While industry leaders talked a big game on AVs monopolizing our roads back in 2016 , today some experts have put widespread Level 4 adoption over

BMW abandons the i3, the car that could have birthed a bright electric future

Ars Technica / 3h
The i3's shape is a bit like Marmite: You either like it or you don't. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The BMW i3 has reached the end of the line. Two weeks ago, BMW confirmed that this is the last month the company will be making its quirky and often misunderstood electric vehicle for US customers. In doing so, the automaker acknowledged what many EV owners, enthusiasts, and observers have long belie

The stress-relieving Fitbit Sense smartwatch is now as low as $219.99 at Amazon

Mashable / 3h
Save up to $79.96: The Fitbit Sense advanced smartwatch is on sale for as low as $219.99 with an extra discount applied at checkout at Amazon as of July 13. When you hop on the elliptical in your new home gym, it's important to track your progress. And there are plenty of high-quality and affordable fitness trackers to help you in that regard. But there's more to wellness than physical health, an

NASA’S Lucy Spacecraft Will Carry a Time Capsule for Future Earthlings

46Gizmodo / 3h
NASA engineers installed a time capsule on the Lucy spacecraft late last week, intended for future astro-archaeologists to retrieve and interpret. The time capsule is a plaque that includes messages from Nobel Laureates and musicians, among others, as well as a depiction of the solar system’s configuration on October… Read more...

Apple TV+ and HBO Max earn their first best comedy Emmy nominations

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Engadget / 4h
Apple TV+ and HBO Max have picked up their first nominations in the top two Primetime Emmy categories. HBO Max's Hacks and The Flight Attendant , and Apple's excellent Ted Lasso all received nods for Best Comedy Series. All but one of the nominees in that category are streaming shows, with the exception of ABC's Black-ish . Netflix picked up a trio of nods for Emily in Paris, Cobra Kai and The Ko

Bringing Loki's worlds to life was like making a weekly Marvel movie

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From the TVA to the cyberpunk world of Lamentis-1, here's how the locations of Loki were conceptualized.

You Can Unshrink Your Shrunken Clothes

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After your shirt comes out of the dryer in a kid’s size, you might think to toss it as your newest cleaning rag. Fortunately, there’s a good chance you can save your shrunken clothes—the process takes about an hour, and all you need is some household hair products and a towel. Here’s how to revive your accidental crop… Read more...

iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack released with reverse wireless charging support

SlashGear / 4h
Apple has launched a new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12, complete with reverse charging support, snapping on to the smartphone’s magnetic accessory system for on-the-go top-ups. The $99 battery relies on the rebooted MagSafe system which Apple launched alongside the iPhone 12 late in 2020, though it’s not the first time we’ve seen an add-on battery that clings … Continue reading

Electrify America to double number of EV chargers as wave of electric vehicles come to market

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Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, said it will double the number of its electric vehicle fast charging stations in the United States and Canada by the end of 2025. The commitment, if successful, means 1,800 fast charging stations — or 10,000 individual chargers — will be installed and opera

GoDaddy and Google extend partnership to help SMBs boost online sales

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Eligible GoDaddy customers can now list products for free on Google right from their existing online store.

TikTok Censored the Words “Black Lives Matter” But Not “White Supremacy”

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TikTok Ban The shortform video and social media app TikTok has once again been caught banning terms or unfairly flagging content in a way that harms already marginalized groups. Most recently, users on the platform found out that the word “Black,” when used in phrases such as “Black Lives Matter,” “supporting black voices,” and “supporting black people” was being flagged as inappropriate content,

This Service Makes Online Couples Counseling Easy, Effective, and Affordable

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As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided. A lot of books, movies, and TV shows make love look so easy. They perpetuate this childish notion that, once you fall head over heels for somebody, the two of you just live happily ever after. Unfortunately, that’s not actually how love works. In real life, every

Apple introduces a $99 MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12

34TechCrunch / 4h
The addition of MagSafe to the iPhone 12 line introduced all manner of fun avenues for accessory makers, but there’s a strong case (so to speak) to be made that a snap-on battery pack might be the most useful of all. A number of third-parties (notably Anker and Mophie) have introduced their own versions, and now Apple’s getting in on the action . [gallery ids="2176873,2176872,2176871,2176870"] Th

Here are 3 things you should do with your stock options

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Vieje Piauwasdy Contributor Vieje Piauwasdy is the director of Equity Strategy at Secfi , an equity planning platform for startup executives and employees. More posts by this contributor Startup employees should pay attention to Biden’s capital gains tax plans There’s a reason startup compensation packages usually include equity, or stock options. For one, it’s a way for startups to remain compet

How to Stop Your Gaming Console From Jacking up Your Energy Bill

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Even in standby mode, your gaming console could be consuming as much as 25 times the minimum energy it needs—and this could silently be inflating your energy bills. Idle power drain is less environmentally friendly, too, which is another reason to check—and fix—your console’s power consumption. Environment advocacy… Read more...

Instagram's Security Checkup will help users secure their accounts after a hack

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Starting today, Instagram is introducing a new feature to help people secure their accounts following instances where they may have been hacked. Dubbed “ Security Checkup ,” the tool will prompt you to do things like check recent login activity, review your profile information and update your contact information in case you need to recover your account. Instagram Notably, one thing it appears the

AT&T will let unlimited-data customers pay more to avoid the slow lane

21Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez ) On Monday, AT&T announced the end of data slowdowns for smartphone users who purchase "unlimited" data—but the perk is only for customers who buy AT&T's most expensive mobile plan. AT&T will continue to sell two other "unlimited" plans that can be put into a slow lane. AT&T advertises three "unlimited" plans, each with different limits. The Unlimi

Russia’s space chief wishes his oligarchs invested in space like Branson and Musk

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin gives a press briefing after the failure of the MS-10 mission. (credit: Alexei FilippovTASS via Getty Images) After Sir Richard Branson's spaceflight this weekend, the leader of Russia's main space corporation, Roscosmos, offered some kind words about the achievement on Twitter . Dmitry Rogozin called the flight a "landmark" in terms of technology developme

WayUp merges with Yello to diversify recruitment

28TechCrunch / 4h
Despite studies, statistics and oh-so-many pledges, a vast number of companies continue to struggle with recruiting diverse talent. Some say that it’s not the pipeline problem , it’s an issue with how recruitment rounds and technical interviews are conducted. Others point to success with hiring entry-level diverse talent, but then companies fail to retain and reinvest in those individuals as they

Yet another PS5 exclusive has been delayed

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Ghostwire: Tokyo has been delayed, adding to the list of PS5 games that you won't be playing this year.

Blue Origin gets FAA nod to send Bezos higher than Branson

SlashGear / 4h
Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight – and Jeff Bezos’ ride up into zero-gravity – has been given FAA approval, with the launch scheduled for July 20th. It’s an opportunity for the Amazon founder to get his own spacecraft seat-time, after Richard Branson caught a ride on rival Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight over the weekend, though the billionaire bragging is … Continue reading

WandaVision Scores Big With the 2021 Emmy Awards Nominations

200+Gizmodo / 4h
Turns out, it was Agatha all along! WandaVision has secured almost two dozen nominations at this year’s Emmy Awards, including Best Limited Series, making it one of the biggest shows of the year. However, what may be even more surprising is the award-worthy rise of the Karate Kid . Read more...

United will potentially buy up to 100 small electric planes in new soft order

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United Airlines and regional carrier Mesa Airlines said on Tuesday that each will buy up to 100 electric aircraft from Swedish startup Heart Aerospace. The agreement — which is not a firm order — came as part of an investment by United’s venture capital subsidiary, United Airlines Ventures (UAV), in the Swedish planemaker. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the alternative energy-focused VC fund found

Huge Amazon sale: deals on Fire tablets, 4K TVs, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and more

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Amazon's latest sale includes epic deals on its best-selling devices, including 4K TVs, Fire tablets, Fire TV Sticks, and more.

The Huawei MateBook D15 i3 is now available in SA

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The Huawei MateBook D 15 i3 offers an extraordinary balance of performance and value for money

Man Vomits During Elon Musk Court Appearance, Which Is Honestly Understandable

500+Futurism / 5h
Sickly Surprise Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in court this week over a $2.6 billion deal his car company made back in 2016 to acquire SolarCity, a solar energy company that was facing bankruptcy at the time. Musk’s court appearance on Monday was filled with confrontations and derisive comments — characteristic behavior to be expected of the CEO at this point. But on Tuesday morning, court proceedings g

Breach simulation startup AttackIQ raises $44M to fuel expansion

47TechCrunch / 5h
AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup that provides organizations with breach and attack simulation solutions, has raised $44 million in Series C funding as it looks to ramp up its international expansion. The funding round was led by Atlantic Bridge , Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) and Gaingels, with existing vendors — including Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Telstra V

The Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Refurbished Smartphone

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The prices of flagship smartphones keep climbing higher and higher. At this point, if you want to buy the latest and greatest, you need to shell out more than a thousand dollars. But before you do that, it’s a good idea to take a look at refurbished smartphones. Refurbished smartphones—especially those sold straight… Read more...

2021 is the year we’re all finally getting an OLED TV

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This is the year we're all getting an OLED TV as the screen technology continues its fight against the dominance of LCD displays.

Google Meet puts the clamps on free users, imposes 1-hour meeting limit

21Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Google ) Google Meet was rushed out the door to meet the video-conferencing needs of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the service's launch presented a deal for free users: a video call limit of 24 hours for group calls. Today, 9to5Google confirmed that Google's pandemic promotion is over, and Google Meet now limits free users to 1-hour group video calls. Meet was originally supposed to

Qatar Airways & RwandAir Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

One Mile at a Time / 5h
Frequent flyer partnerships are always a good thing, as they give members more ways to redeem their hard earned miles. A potentially valuable new collaboration has just been launched. Qatar Airways Privilege Club & RwandAir Dream Miles partnership A new frequent flyer partnership has this week been launched between Doha-based Qatar Airways and Kigali-based RwandAir. With this new partnership, Qat

'Ted Lasso,' 'WandaVision,' 'Bridgerton' score Emmy nominations

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28Mashable / 5h
After a delayed 2020 Emmy season, TV's biggest award show is back with vigor. The 2021 Emmy. nominations were announced Tuesday, with old favorites like The Crown and black-ish as well as welcome recognition for Pose , I May Destroy You , Mare of Easttown , and more. The nominations were presented by Ron Cephas-Jones and daughter Jasmine Cephas-Jones, who made Emmy history in 2020 by both winning

Stop Dumping Your Pet Goldfish Into Lakes

100+Gizmodo / 5h
It’s a common story: A family gets a goldfish, but then their kid tires of it—maybe soccer, guitar lessons, or schoolwork start taking priority. The family wants to get rid of the fish but doesn’t want to hurt it, so they release it into a local waterway or flush it down the toilet. A well-intentioned move, sure, but… Read more...

UGREEN Unveils the HiTune X5 True Wireless Earbuds

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The HiTune X5 True Wireless Earbuds are the latest from UGREEN, and they offer a stylish design, high-fidelity audio, low-latency, and clear call quality at a reasonable price.

Google Cloud will let you pick its greenest region to work with

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Google Cloud adds new sustainability feature to its Cloud Console location selectors.

Zero's FXE offers electric motorcycle fun in a slightly new package

Engadget / 5h
Zero Motorcycles has been around for over a decade and in that time it’s consistently improved its fleet of electric bikes. With the new FXE, the northern California company has taken the thoroughly enjoyable FXS supermoto and transformed it into something a bit more futuristic looking with a new easier-to-parse display. The FXE likely isn’t a great pick for two-wheeled beginners or for folks tha

Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Russian Ransomware Group

2KNYT > Technology / 5h
Mr. Biden’s phone call appeared to be a pointed ultimatum to stop the hackers, who have attacked computer networks in the United States with relative impunity.

Bethesda PS5 exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo hit with delay

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If you’ve been looking forward to Tango Gameworks’ upcoming game Ghostwire: Tokyo, then we’ve got some sour news for you: Tango and Bethesda have decided to delay the game. Previously slated to release sometime in fall 2021, we learned today that Ghostwire: Tokyo will now miss that original release date by several months, as the game has been pushed back … Continue reading

Javier Soltero, Google’s head of Workspace, will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS

26TechCrunch / 5h
When it comes to big SaaS products, few are bigger than Google Workspace (formerly known as GSuite). So it’s maybe no surprise that one of the first people we contacted to speak at our SaaS conference on October 27 was Google’s Javier Soltero. Today, Puerto Rico-born Soltero is Google’s VP and GM in charge of Workspace, which has well over 2 billion users. Today, it consists of products like Gmai

The U.S. Wheat Crop Is in Trouble

76Gizmodo / 5h
Wheat farmers across the country are facing lower yields as 98% of the country’s wheat crop is in areas experiencing drought . Read more...

The Google Pixel 4 is $400 Today, Here's Why You Shouldn't Buy It

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There’s nothing we love more than a good deal or discount, and at a glance, this half-priced Google Pixel 4 fits the bill. But a $400 Pixel 4 isn’t worth buying because the Pixel 4a, which is a much better phone, sells for just $350. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Elon Musk Denounces “Those Who Attack Space”

1KFuturism / 5h
Billionaires are racing to get off this godforsaken planet. A club made up of a number of the richest men in the world are vying to establish their companies as the de facto way to get to space for an exciting, adrenaline-fueled adventure. The promise seems to be tantalizing moments of weightless respite — reserved to the select few who can afford a ticket — from heatwaves, hurricanes, devastatin

Amazon's back to school sale is here — and it's spectacular

Mashable / 5h
Need some help getting your child excited for school? Check out these kid-friendly tech options on sale at Amazon as of July 13: BEST FOR HELPING WITH HOMEWORK: Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids — Save $15 FOR KEEPING UP WITH ASSIGNED READING: Kindle Kids Edition — Save $40 BEST FOR STAYING FOCUSED: Sony WHXB900N Noise Canceling Headphones — Save $100 After a year of doing school at home, many kids are

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro just hit a new all-time-low price at Walmart

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SAVE $60.99: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are on sale at Walmart for just $139 as of July 13 — that's 15% off their $199.99 MSRP. Looking for a new pair of wireless arbuds ahead of the upcoming school year ? Hear us out: If you don't have an iPhone , don't get AirPods Pros . Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro are a comparable pair of earbuds — they sound great, boast active noise cancellation , and last al

How to use Alexa as a speaker

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Do you want to play your music but are still in need of a speaker? Well, if you have an Amazon Echo, you can still jam out. The Amazon Echo is an Alexa-enabled smart speaker that can perform a variety of functions from answering your questions to listening to podcasts and directing smart home devices. But sometimes you just need a speaker. The following steps will teach you how to use your Amazon

Instagram’s new test shows you stuff you’ve seen lately and lets you reshare it to Stories

56TechCrunch / 5h
Instagram is tinkering around with a new test feature that changes the way users reshare content they like to their Stories. The test, which will only appear for a subset of users, lets users see a collection of content they’ve viewed recently when they’re in the Stories section of the app. That content will be collected under a new reshare sticker, which can be found in the sticker tray when cre

Sourcegraph raises $125M Series D on $2.6B valuation for universal code search tool

65TechCrunch / 5h
Sourcegraph , a late stage startup that wants to bring the power of search to code, announced a $125 million Series D investment today on a $2.625 billion valuation, a 3x growth from its previous valuation in December 2020, according to the company. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Insight Partners, Geodesic Capital and other existing investors. The company has now

Mighty Buildings lands $22M to create ‘sustainable and affordable’ 3D-printed homes

64TechCrunch / 5h
Oakland-based Mighty Buildings , which is on a quest to build homes using 3D printing, robotics and automation, has raised a $22 million extension to its Series B round of funding. The additional capital builds upon a $40 million a raise the company announced earlier this year, bringing its total funding since its 2017 inception to $100 million. Mighty Building’s self-proclaimed mission is to cre

Google tries to attract Stadia publishers with better revenue sharing

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Enlarge (credit: Google ) As part of a Stadia keynote presentation today, Google announced several moves designed to attract more games and publishers to its streaming gaming service. Chief among these is a more generous revenue split for publishers on the platform. Starting in October, Google will only take a 15 percent cut of the first $3 million in revenue for each new game on Stadia. Assuming

NASA’s Hubble fix review is complete: Here’s what comes next

SlashGear / 5h
NASA’s efforts to bring Hubble back to life and return the beleaguered space telescope to scientific operations continue, with a review of the next steps in the big fix completed. The long-running mission – which has seen Hubble gather unprecedented images of distant galaxies during its more than three decades of service – came to an unexpected halt in June, … Continue reading

I flew, ever so briefly, with a jet suit

62Engadget / 5h
There were some rules before I even arrived to test out Gravity Industries’ jetpack: Don’t wear sportswear fabrics as they could set alight, come with “robust footwear” and ensure your ankles are covered. No loose jewelry. Sign this waiver form. Don’t weigh more than 210 pounds. I was close to failing that last requirement after a year of pandemic and not much moving. But I passed and after a bri

I'm Not a Reporter. But I'm Verified as One on Twitter

28Wired / 5h
A new program makes getting a blue checkmark too easy for 'journalists'—and far too difficult for activists.

HBO Max's DMZ Adaptation Adds 9 Members to Its Cast of War-Torn Manhattanites

100Gizmodo / 5h
In Ava DuVernay’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Vertigo’s DMZ for HBO Max , a war-torn Manhattan becomes one of the last remaining “safe” zones in the middle of a civil war that’s devastated the United States of America. But life for those located on the titular demilitarized zone is anything but peaceful. Read more...

The New Google Drive Will Make It Easier to Sync Your Desktop Files

Gizmodo / 5h
In order to better manage files for both home users and enterprise needs, Google is introducing the new Drive app, which is slated to merge and replace the features of the outgoing Drive File Stream and Backup and Sync apps. Read more...

The Different Types of Therapy (and How They Work)

Lifehacker / 5h
Many of us, at one time or another, will need therapy to get through rough times. However, therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all category, nor is every therapist the right fit for every patient. There are a number of different therapies available, everything from cognitive behavioral therapy to EMDR to psychodynamic. Read more...

16 Best Credit Card Bonus Offers [July 2021]

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Every month I post what I find are the biggest credit card offers out there. Some of last month's biggest credit card offers are gone or changed. Here's the current up to date list of biggest credit card offers right now - the most lucrative bonuses available. Continue reading ...

Mastercard and Verizon join forces to offer 5G contactless payments

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Teaming up with Verizon could allow Mastercard to boost the power of its digital payment portfolio with businesses and consumers gaining as a result.

Tag Heuer's $2,000 Super Mario Smartwatch Is Ugly

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We’re in a weird transition period with Android smartwatches, and that means you should be very careful about buying a Wear OS smartwatch right now—especially ones like the limited edition Super Mario smartwatch that Tag Heuer announced today. Read more...

Bethesda PS5 exclusive 'Ghostwire: Tokyo' is delayed until early 2022

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Engadget / 5h
Ghostwire: Tokyo , the upcoming PlayStation 5 and PC game from Bethesda studio Tango Gameworks, has been delayed to early 2022. It was expected to arrive in the coming months. The studio says it's "focused on protecting the health of everyone at Tango." It's based in Tokyo, where a fourth state of emergency just came into effect amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. An update on Ghostwire: Tok

VW expects EVs to represent half of its vehicle sales by 2030

21Engadget / 5h
Volkswagen hasn't been shy about wanting to switch to electric cars , but it's now setting more tangible goals for that transition. CNBC reports that VW has unveiled a "New Auto" strategy where EVs should represent half of all the company's vehicle sales by 2030. "Nearly" all sales in major markets will be EVs by 2040, the automaker said. The approach would not only include an expanded EV range,

Assassin's Creed Infinity: what you need to know about the new Assassin’s Creed platform

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What exactly is Assassin’s Creed Infinity? Read on to find out.

Make These Variations on TikTok's Whipped Lemonade

Lifehacker / 6h
In recent days, you may have seen a new lemonade recipe making the rounds on social media. Called “ whipped lemonade ,” it’s made by whipping one-fourth of a cup of heavy cream with two tablespoons of powdered lemonade mix. Once the cream has been whipped into soft peaks, you spoon the mixture into a small glass filled… Read more...

United Airlines Invests In 19-Seat Electric Aircraft

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United Airlines’ odd airplane shopping spree continues… United invests in Heart Aerospace ES-19 aircraft United Airlines Ventures (UAV), Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), and Mesa Airlines, have invested an undisclosed amount in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. UAV is United Airlines’ corporate venture capital fund, allowing the airline to invest in emerging companies that have the po

NASA Is Already Working on a Bigger, Better Mars Helicopter

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Planning Upgrades After the blowout success of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter, NASA already has its sights set on bigger and better, well, Mars helicopters. Coming up next is the “Mars Science Helicopter,” Space.com reports , which is a six-rotor aircraft concept currently under development by the existing Ingenuity team. Though the aircraft isn’t yet an official NASA mission, the engineers say th

Delicate robot is learning to help people get dressed

Mashable / 6h
Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL recently created a new algorithm that allows for this robotic arm to delicately help a human into their jacket. Integrating this technology into assistive care could make all the difference, particularly when it comes to helping people with limited mobility.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin gets FAA approval to take people to space

300+Mashable / 6h
Billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to send people into space. The space tourism company founded by the former Amazon CEO was approved to bring passengers to space aboard its New Shepard spacecraft, Reuters reported Monday. The upcoming crewed spaceflight was booked for July 20 back in June and will include Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos,

Apple's free AirPods promo is back for students and teachers

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Save $159: As of July 13, AirPods with the wired charging case come free with select MacBook Pro or Air, iPad, or iMac purchases as part of Apple's Back to School promotion. Apple's official website doesn't really do direct discounts, but it does do free stuff. For back-to-school season, Apple's education promo is once again tacking some of the most sought-after headphones on the market onto your

The world’s biggest ransomware gang just disappeared from the internet

200+MIT Technology Review / 6h
One of the most prolific ransomware gangs in the world suddenly disappeared from the internet on Tuesday morning. The unexplained exodus comes just one day before senior officials from the White House and Russia are scheduled to meet to discuss the global ransomware crisis. The ransomware crew known as REvil has existed for years in the booming cybercrime underground. A whopping 42% of all recent

ZoomInfo wants to super-charge AI sales with Chorus.AI deal

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ZoomInfo hopes to improve its platform with acquisition of sales intelligence tool.

Is our machine learning? Ars takes a dip into artificial intelligence

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge Every day, some little piece of logic constructed by very specific bits of artificial intelligence technology makes decisions that affect how you experience the world. It could be the ads that get served up to you on social media or shopping sites, or the facial recognition that unlocks your phone, or the directions you take to get to wherever you're going. These discreet, unseen decision

How to Lock Apps to the Screen on Android

How-To Geek / 6h
Handing your phone to someone can feel like handing over your whole life. There’s usually a lot of personal information they can access. Android’s “App Pinning” feature can help by preventing someone from leaving an app. Here’s how you can lock an app on Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Verizon's Call Filter App Will Kill Robocalls Spoofing Your Area Code

100+How-To Geek / 6h
Spam and robocalls are a huge problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. And while carriers are now working together to combat the situation, Verizon is taking things a step further with updates to its Call Filter app. Now, Call Filter can block numbers that look similar to yours or with the same area code. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PS5 restock in the US: Best Buy, Target and GameStop – date and time update

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The PS5 restock at stores like Best Buy and GameStop are the next to have the PS5 in stock. Here are the dates and times we expect to see the Sony console.

United Airlines is ordering 100 of these all-electric planes: Here’s why

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SlashGear / 6h
United plans to add 100 all-electric aircraft to its fleet, with the new planes providing short-hop transportation of up to 250 miles. The Heart Aerospace ES-19 is designed to carry up to 19 people, though it’ll still be a few years yet before it shows up with United livery for regional service. The ES-19 is one of several different all-electric … Continue reading

TAG Heuer Super Mario smartwatch revealed with a hefty price tag

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SlashGear / 6h
Last week, TAG Heuer started teasing a new team-up with Nintendo that would see it produce a Mario-themed watch. Though we didn’t get to see the watch in question, we did a glimpse at its case, with the promise of more to come on July 13th. For those who may not have a calendar handy, that’s today, with TAG Heuer … Continue reading

Massive Cyberpunk 2077 patch spotted on Epic Games Store

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An enormous 38GB patch for Cyberpunk 2077 has been spotted on the Epic Games Store, which could potentially be the upcoming version 1.3 update.

The Vive Pro 2 Is the Best VR Experience You Can Buy, but It'll Cost You

Gizmodo / 6h
Five years after the release of the original Vive and Oculus Rift , HTC and Oculus/Facebook have diverged when it comes to their VR headset offerings. In one camp, the Oculus Quest 2 is an affordable standalone VR headset that’s super simple to set up and use. HTC is in the other camp, with a PC-based headset for… Read more...

Amazfit smartwatches are getting a potentially life-saving new feature

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PumpBeats uses your watch's optical sensors to estimate blood pressure from your wrist.

The Wheel of Time Is Getting a Movie Trilogy Now, Too

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After drip feeds of teases, Amazon’s still promising you’ll see its take on Robert Jordan’s beloved fantasy epic The Wheel of Time sometime this year . But now, it’s no longer the only live-action take in the works. Read more...

Facebook adds a ‘Payout Time Bonus’ to help retain bug bounty hunters

21TechCrunch / 6h
When it comes to bug bounties, Facebook lags behind the likes of Microsoft and Google in terms of overall payouts and volume of tips received: last year, Microsoft and Google respectively paid out $13.6 million and $6.7 million ; Facebook meanwhile paid out just $1.98 million as of November . But on the other hand, Facebook’s a younger company and is working on improving its system to keep it on

Looking Glass launches second-gen holographic displays

41TechCrunch / 6h
Brooklyn-based Looking Glass Factory today announced the release of a pair of second-gen holographic displays. Following up on late-last year’s release of the entry-level Portrait, the startup is offering new versions of the Looking Glass 4K and 8K systems, which sport 15.6- and 32-inch displays, respectively. In addition to sizes, there’s a pretty massive gulf in pricing here. Joining the $299 P

Best sex toys for women: Take pleasure into your own hands

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BEST DEALS ON SEX TOYS: Sona 2 and Gigi Cruise bundle — $169 Womanizer Pro 40 Clitoral Vibrator — $99 If Instagram is to be believed, then self care for women basically amounts to face masks and daily affirmation apps . Hot take: Sex toys are the ultimate self-care purchase. Orgasms release oxytocin, the anti-stress hormone that gets you warm and fuzzy when cuddling, while dopamine, a neurotransm

Razer’s Barracuda X wireless headset is geared toward Switch and Android players

Engadget / 6h
Between the enduring popularity of the Nintendo Switch , the increasing power of flagship phones and new services like Apple Arcade , portable gaming has finally moved to the forefront. However, the disappearance of 3.5mm ports on mobile devices has left many players bereft of premium audio — Bluetooth earbuds don’t quite cut it when you need your audio synced perfectly. If you want a rock-solid

Elaborately Fake Dating Sites Are Scamming You

41Lifehacker / 6h
A rash of fake dating sites has been scamming people out of their money and personal information, according to an alert issued by the Better Business Bureau . What makes this scam so insidious is that these sites are functional and elaborate, with hundreds of fake profiles, various add-on purchases, and “customer… Read more...

The Best Laptops of 2021 for Work, Play, and Everything In Between

How-To Geek / 6h
Phones and tablets are great, but laptops are the original portable computers. A laptop can serve you well at a desk, too, transforming into a desktop PC when you dock it with an external monitor and peripherals. Here’s the best laptop you can buy right now. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The TechCrunch List is dead. Long live commodity capital

TechCrunch / 6h
It’s been almost exactly a year since we launched The TechCrunch List , a curated directory of venture capitalists designed to guide founders to the VCs most relevant to their startups. We had nearly 4,000 recommendations from founders — often with extensive documentation that in some cases exceeded 1000 words. From our initial edition to several extensive updates , we ultimately selected 531 inv

Investors don’t expect the US startup funding market to slow down

52TechCrunch / 6h
Now in the opening weeks of the third quarter, The Exchange is taking a look back at the Q2 2021 venture capital market. Data indicate that it was incredibly active, with global and regional records shattered during the three-month period. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. Per data from CB Insigh

Convert MP4 to MP3 the easy way

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Evano is a web service to easily and reliably convert MP4 video files to MP3 audio.

Evidence of Life Could Exist Just Beneath Europa's Icy Surface

Gizmodo / 6h
Astronomers have modeled the way small celestial impacts have steadily shaped and churned the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Importantly, the new study identifies shallow places on the moon’s surface where evidence of life—should it exist within Europa’s subsurface ocean—can persist. Read more...

RTX 3060 Razer Blade 15 is £260 off in Amazon's gaming laptop deals

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Amazon's latest gaming laptop deals include the 2021 Razer Blade 15 for its lowest ever price this week in the UK.

Cruises to resume from Boston and New York with sailings to Bermuda

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Add Boston and New York to the list of cities where cruising is resuming. Crystal Cruises on Tuesday announced it would become the first cruise line to restart departures out of the two cities with sailings to Bermuda beginning in August. The Miami-based luxury line said its 922-passenger Crystal Symphony initially would sail a series of seven-night voyages to Bermuda out of Boston starting on Au

Cadoo gets $1.5M to gamify fitness with betting challenges

58TechCrunch / 7h
Cadoo , a US-startup that’s gamifying fitness by turning it into a betting opportunity, using the prospect of winning (or losing) cold hard cash to motivate people to get off the couch, has collected $1.5 million in seed funds from Sam & Max Altman’s Apollo VC and the student-focused Dorm Room Fund. The app itself has been around since 2018 but in March 2020 it launched a “challenge model” that l

Marco Financial raises $82M in debt, equity seed round to support small Latin American exporters

48TechCrunch / 7h
Small and medium-sized businesses in Latin America can find it difficult to get the funds they need to export their goods to the United States. It’s a gap Marco Financial is looking to bridge through its tech-enabled risk assessment platform that can provide better insight on who should receive loans. To continue its mission, the Miami-based trade finance company raised $7 million in seed funding

Ramp adds merchant ‘blocking’ to corporate credit card

TechCrunch / 7h
Ask any employee and they’ll tell you one of their least favorite things to do is file expenses. And for companies, the process of managing corporate spend is one of their biggest challenges. Corporate credit cards help ease that pain, so it’s no surprise that the competition between startups in the space is heating up by the day. One of the fastest growing players in the space is Ramp , a fintec

How to Tell the Difference Between Arrogance and Confidence

39Lifehacker / 7h
Arrogance is repugnant; but confidence is adored and sought after. With the two characteristics sharing a somewhat similar footing, though, how can you tell the difference between them? And at what point do you morph from self-belief, to self-delusion, to flat-out narcissism? The line is not always clear, but when you… Read more...

France fines Google $590 million in latest antitrust action

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France has fined Google €500 million ($590 million) in the latest antitrust ruling against the company. Authorities say Google did not reach a fair agreement with publishers to use snippets of their content on Google News, despite a 2020 order for the company to do so. Google said last September it would not pay French publishers for search results and that it would only show basic news results a

New American Airlines And Hyatt Fast Tracks For Elite Status

View from the Wing / 7h
Hyatt and American Airlines have new offers to fast track towards elite status for current elite members of the other program. Hyatt even gives free temporary status while you work on your challenge. They aren't super easy, or with American necessarily the best way to achieve status we've seen in the market, however. Continue reading ...

Spirit’s network chief explains the airline’s 11-destination mid-pandemic growth spurt

26The Points Guy / 7h
The pandemic isn’t getting in the way of Spirit Airlines’ growth plans. Though many major network carriers are still slowly rebuilding their networks and waiting for long-haul travel to meaningfully resume, Spirit is well ahead of the curve; In July 2021, the carrier plans to operate even more flights than it did in the same month of 2019, despite the fact that we’re still in the midst of the (ho

Electrify America plans to 'more than double' its EV charger network by late 2025

100+Engadget / 7h
Electrify America's EV charger network still pales in comparison to Tesla's Supercharger grid , but that gap might narrow over the next few years. The Volkswagen-owned company has unveiled a Boost Plan that aims to "more than double" Electrify America's charging infrastructure in the US and Canada by the end of 2025. When the plan is complete, there should be over 1,800 fast charging stations and

Pixar's new movie looks like Inside Out meets Clifford the Big Red Dog

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Pixar has released the first teaser trailer for Turning Red, the studio's 25th animated movie, which arrives early 2022.

How to Create a Checklist in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 7h
Printing a checklist so that you can mark completed items is fine. But if you prefer a digital method, want to include checklists in your documents, and even share them with others, Google Docs has you covered. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Omaze is giving away two seats on a Virgin Galactic spaceflight

70Engadget / 7h
On the heels of Virgin Galactic completing its first fully crewed spaceflight, Omaze launched a sweepstakes that offers the chance for anyone to win a spot on one of its first trips to space. Through September 1, you can enter to win two seats on one of Virgin Galactic's first commercial spaceflights, which are estimated to take place in early 2022. The prize also includes a tour of Spaceport Ame

New Spring-Loaded Screw Turns Drywall Into Sound-Absorbing Panels

100+Gizmodo / 7h
The smooth featureless walls around your home are easy to paint and great for hanging artwork, but they’re also very effective at transmitting soundwaves from room to room—a less desired feature. Adding soundproofing is one solution, but a cheaper and easier way is to install drywall using these clever spring-loaded,… Read more...

How to Disable Google Chrome's New 'Privacy Sandbox' Tracking (and Why You Want To)

84Lifehacker / 7h
Internet users increasingly want a more anonymous browsing experience , which has a major impact on advertising, eCommerce, and the online economy as a whole. If a company can’t track you with third-party cookies , it’s harder to make money. Google is testing a new technology to replace cookies called Federated Learning… Read more...

This Hilton Hotel Is Scamming Guests With Extra Fees, And It’s Fraud

25View from the Wing / 7h
The Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain is charging guests a surcharge to pay by credit card, and appears to be calling it a tax. Hilton has a brand standard against this. Imposing this fee on the standard method of payment is drip pricing. And mislabeling it a tax is fraud. Surely American Express won’t be pleased, either, to learn a Hilton is charging their cardmembers extra to pay with a Hilton c

Ring end-to-end encryption goes global: How to turn it on

SlashGear / 7h
Ring is switching on end-to-end encryption for video worldwide, adding extra security to its camera and video doorbell streams. The expansion follows Ring’s technical preview of encryption that launched earlier in the year, though which at the time was only available to users in the US. It means that, not only will Ring videos be encrypted when they’re in the … Continue reading

Persona 25th anniversary site teases 7 big reveals

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The Persona series is turning 25 years old in 2021, and it seems that Atlus has a series of big announcements lined up to celebrate. Atlus has launched the Persona 25th-anniversary website, and on it, the company is teasing seven announcements it’s planning to make over the course of a year. Unfortunately, Persona fans will have to wait a bit … Continue reading

How to See Google Search Results in the Top Bar of Chrome on Android

How-To Geek / 7h
The first Google Search result is rarely exactly what you want. Chrome for Android has a handy tool that makes it easy to switch between the search results all in one tab. It’s a big time saver. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How technology is transforming the business travel landscape

The Points Guy / 7h
In many respects, travel is back. The TSA is now screening 2 million+ travelers just about every day, while the sudden increase in demand across the U.S. has created the rental car apocalypse . Even cruising has restarted from American ports . However, not all segments of the industry are coming back at the same rate. Business travel is one area that’s still struggling to rebound — with some exec

New Apple HomePod update finally brings lossless audio to the smart speaker

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The new beta Apple HomePod update is available to a select group of users in the AppleSeed program.

Notorious Trickbot malware may have some new tricks up its sleeve

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After lying dormant, Trickbot seems to be regrouping and retooling.

Turning Red's Giant, Furry Hero Just Can't Catch a Break in the Teaser Trailer

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In director Domee Shi’s upcoming Disney/Pixar animated feature Turning Red , life is hard enough for a 13-year-old girl named Mei Mei who’s trying to adjust to being a teenager and keep her grades up in school. But unbeknownst to any of her friends or most people who know her, the biggest thing she’s hiding is her … Read more...

Volkswagen’s new business strategy puts software and autonomous driving front and center

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Volkswagen will ramp up its software, mobility as a service and battery tech to stay competitive in the coming decades, as it and other automakers prepare for the largest transition in personal mobility since the invention of the car. Laying out the company strategy Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess emphasized a top-to-bottom transformation in everything from manufacturing to revenue

Ring’s latest security updates are good, but still opt-in

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21TechCrunch / 7h
Ring, the video doorbell maker dubbed the “ largest civilian surveillance network the U.S. has ever seen,” is rolling out new but long overdue security and privacy features. The Amazon-owned company’s reputation was bruised after a spate of account breaches in late 2019, in which hackers broke into Ring user accounts and harassed children in their own homes . Then, taking advantage of Ring’s weak

Amperity raises $100M on a $1B+ valuation to help company’s build better profiles of their customers

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Cookies and other third-party data sources are going the way of the dodo bird for many companies, regulators and platforms, and that’s giving a new emphasis on technology that will help companies better manage their customer data on their own steam. Today, one of the companies building tools for that end is announcing a big round of funding, underscoring its growth. Amperity, which provides a cus

Researchers: Signs of Life on Venus Actually Explosive Volcanoes

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Active Venus Scientists were baffled by the discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere last year. They hailed the discovery as a slim-but-real sign that microbial life could survive in the clouds high above the planet’s blistering surface below — since, back on Earth, the gas can be the result of organic processes. But now, a team of researchers from Cornell University are throwing cold wat

Pixar's 'Turning Red' is basically just a wholesome twist on the Incredible Hulk

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51Mashable / 7h
Overprotective mom embarrasses daughter, stress ensues, daughter transforms into adorable, fluffy cuddle monster. Did Bruce Banner's PR team come up with this story? Actually, it's the work of Domee Shee, the Oscar-winning director of the Pixar short Bao , who's returned to the Pixar fold with her directorial debut Turning Red . The story follows Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old with a bit

The best smartphones of 2021 (so far)

Mashable / 7h
No matter how weird 2021 was, there were still plenty of new smartphones that came out. From Samsung to OnePlus to Xiaomi , we're here to walk you through the best and most interesting ones so far.

Totally Rated: are PS5s finally getting easier to buy?

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This week we dive into Season 2 of Totally Rated, checking in on PS5 availability and Apple's new earbuds. We also hit the links with Mario and pals.

This shocking malware livestreams your computer screen

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New sophisticated malware not only steals your data, but also live streams your desktop.

Ring makes using its video doorbells and security cameras more secure

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Ring is rolling out end-to-end encryption on its wired video doorbells and security cameras following a technical preview in the US. Here’s what you need to know.

Amazon rolls out encryption for Ring doorbells

40BBC News - Technology / 7h
Footage captured by the video doorbells will now be end-to-end encrypted, following a trial.

The Climate-Safe Houses of the Future

38Gizmodo / 8h
When Brandon Jorgensen picked up the phone, he was in the middle of staging his latest house in Napa, California. “We are getting very very close to, I wouldn’t say fire proofing , but fire-resisting a house,” Jorgensen, an architect, said, speaking from the home’s driveway. He described the eight-inch (20-centimeter)… Read more...

JetBlue Operates First Flight To London Heathrow… Without Passengers

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This morning a JetBlue Airbus A321LR landed at London Heathrow for the first time, ahead of the airline launching regularly scheduled flights to the airport next month. JetBlue’s London Heathrow test flights On Monday, July 12, 2021, JetBlue operated flight 9400 from New York (JFK) to London (LHR). The flight took a total of 6hr11min, and landed at 7:35AM local time. The plane that operated this

Chat Services Compared: Discord vs. Slack

23How-To Geek / 8h
Slack and Discord let you collaborate and chat online with ease, and they’re both wildly popular. But which should you use to make your next chat server? Let’s compare the two services head-to-head. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything You Need to Make Your Commute More Comfortable

How-To Geek / 8h
Commuting to work can inevitably feel like a chore, especially if you’re stuck in traffic or have a long commute on the subway. No matter how you get to work, we’ve got some recommendations to make your journey more comfortable and enjoyable. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ring's end-to-end encryption rolls out globally

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Ring has today announced that end-to-end encryption (E2E) has exited technical preview stage and is now available for many Ring users across the globe. Once activated, the footage captured by those doorbells is only viewable on the user’s enrolled mobile device, reducing the ability for third parties to see the clips. The news follows the rollout of a US-only technical preview from the start of t

Meet the 'frankenscooter' hybrid that can go almost anywhere — Future Blink

Mashable / 8h
This cross between an e-scooter and a motorbike, the SPLACH-TRANSFORMER , can tackle nearly any terrain.

Bruce Campbell Teases His Doctor Strange 2 Cameo

50Gizmodo / 8h
John Wick 4 finds another of its big bads. Rob Zombie teases his work on The Munsters . David Harbour continues to tease some big story beats for Hopper when Stranger Things returns. Plus, The Rock gives us a glimpse of Black Adam ’s breadth. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Use an Iron to Easily Remove Vinyl Flooring

Lifehacker / 8h
When it’s time to remodel your flooring, removing the existing material is usually a pain in the ass. Removing tile or wood flooring probably requires a professional, but vinyl floors aren’t worth that much effort or money. The issue with removing vinyl floors, however, is the adhesive used to secure it to the floor… Read more...

Google Pixel 4 drops to an all-time low of $400 at Amazon

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Don't despair if you've been yearning for a budget Google phone but wanted something more powerful than the current Pixel line. Amazon is selling the 64GB Pixel 4 for just $400 , with B&H Photo matching that price. That's an all-time low for the former flagship, and makes it more affordable than a new Pixel 4a 5G — worth considering if processing power matters more than the latest wireless techno

OVHcloud partners with Aivento to launch autonomous managed cloud database

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OVHcloud enhances its Database-as-a-Service offering with European software company Aiven.

Elon Musk promises some big features coming to Tesla Vision

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Elon Musk has stated that more features will be coming to Tesla Vision soon, in response to a tweet.

A quartet of exoplanets has been discovered orbiting a pair of young stars

SlashGear / 8h
A team of international astronomers has used NASA’s TESS spacecraft to identify four exoplanets that are orbiting a pair of related young stars. The stars are called TOI 2076 and TOI 1807. Astronomers believe the exoplanets could provide details on a little-understood stage of planetary evolution. Planets in both systems are in a transitional or teenage phase of their lifecycle. … Continue readin

Electrify America locations expanding: EV charger network doubling by 2025

SlashGear / 8h
Electrify America has revealed how it will more than double its EV charger network in the US and Canada, aiming to have more than 1,800 locations open in North America by the end of 2025. Dubbed its “Boost Plan,” the strategy for the Volkswagen-backed charging company should make it easier to find up to a 350 kW charger, which can … Continue reading

Amazfit's latest earbuds can prod you to fix your posture

Engadget / 8h
Health-focused brand Amazfit has revealed its latest earbuds, the PowerBuds Pro. They're true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) up to 40dB and several health monitoring features, building on the original PowerBuds' heart rate monitoring. According to the company, PowerBuds Pro can use an accelerometer to detect the sitting angle of your cervical spine. If your neck has been in

Firefox update makes it easy to login to Facebook-linked sites in private mode

23Engadget / 8h
Mozilla is back with a new privacy-oriented browser update that plays nice with the world's biggest social network. With the release of Firefox 90 , you can now use your Facebook details to login to websites in Private Browsing or Strict Mode. The change is made possible due to Smartblock 2.0, the new version of the improved third-party tracking blocker that was introduced with Firefox 87. For th

WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund

59TechCrunch / 8h
WebOps SaaS platform Pantheon , which started out as a Drupal and WordPress hosting service many years ago, today announced that it has raised a $100 million Series E round solely funded by the Softbank Vision Fund. With this round, Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion. Pantheon co-founder and CEO Zack Rosen told me that the company wasn’t under any pressur

4 things to consider before booking an LGBTQ cruise

The Points Guy / 8h
Although Pride Month has come to a close, the celebration continues with LGBTQI+ cruises. According to its most recent survey of the LGBTQI+ community, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) found that “the majority of U.S. respondents (77%) said they plan to take their next major vacation before the end of 2021.” And with the cruise industry already making its comeback, we know many

Celebrate National French Fry Day by Piling Them on a Breakfast Sandwich

38Lifehacker / 8h
I am not big on “national” food days, because I don’t need a taco, a doughnut, or—in today’s case—french fries. The freebies that sometimes accompany these fake holidays are nice, but I’ve never been able to acquire the free thing without also buying a not-free thing that is sold by the establishment running the… Read more...

How to Switch Audio Devices From Windows 11’s Taskbar

How-To Geek / 8h
If you’re using Windows 11 and need to quickly switch between headphones, speakers, or other sound devices, there’s a quick, almost hidden way to manage your audio output from the taskbar. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Call of Duty: Warzone' is getting its first objective-based mode

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For battle royales, it's a case of innovate or die. With several big-name competitors in the free-to-play genre, studios have to keep updating their games or risk losing players. Activision's latest offering for the Call of Duty: Warzone crowd is an objective-based mode called Payload. In a first for the game, the mission will be added to the rotating playlists as part of Season Four Reloaded . H

Euro 2020 messed with internet traffic in big and unexpected ways

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Many football fans altered their online behavior during Euro 2020.

Verizon’s new Call Filter capability blocks spam calls with your area code

SlashGear / 8h
Spam callers are always using every trick at their disposal to get you to answer their phone calls. Often, spam phone calls, such as the dreaded extended warranty call, come across the caller ID on mobile devices with your local area code making it more likely that you will answer. Verizon has new filters in place to prevent scammers from … Continue reading

Volkswagen reveals its money-maker plan for EVs and autonomous services

SlashGear / 8h
Volkswagen has revealed its New Auto 2030 strategy, its roadmap for the rest of the decade, and the automaker is hoping you’ll be willing to pay handsomely for software and autonomous services. Margins on electric vehicles should reach parity with combustion vehicles within 2-3 years, VW predicted today, helping close the gap in the transition, and potentially putting a new … Continue reading

Impact raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation as affiliate and other marketing partnerships come into their own

74TechCrunch / 8h
Affiliate marketing may have started as a kind of side hustle for bloggers and others that were making the majority of their revenues through advertising or other channels, but with the rise of influencers and the huge profusion of spon-con on social media, the idea of leveraging a person’s own presence to make some money and give a huge sales boost to a product, brand or service has taken on a l

ZoomInfo drops $575M on Chorus.ai as AI shakes up the sales market

42TechCrunch / 8h
ZoomInfo announced this morning it intends to acquire conversational sales intelligence tool Chorus.AI for $575 million. Shares of ZoomInfo are unchanged in pre-market trading following the news, per Yahoo Finance data. Sales intelligence, Chorus’s market, is a hot space that uses AI to “listen” to sales conversations to help improve interactions between salespeople and customers. ZoomInfo is mos

Tinder swipes right to partner with Netflix for its Indian dating show

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Netflix feels the association with Tinder will help it keep the show as real as the times today.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus debuts in South California

SlashGear / 9h
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Tempus Collection is limited to only 20 units worldwide. As it turns out, 1 of the 20 Phantom Tempus cars has debuted in Southern California recently, and it’s a sight to behold with its Crystal over Arctic White Paint. We initially reported all 20 units of Phantom Tempus will wear the same Kairos Blue paint, but it … Continue reading

Whoa: Qantas 787 Flies To Fairbanks, Alaska

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Qantas operated a ridiculously cool flight yesterday, though we don’t officially know why. Qantas 787-9 flies from Brisbane to Fairbanks On Monday, July 12, 2021, a Qantas Boeing 787-9 operated a flight from Brisbane, Australia, to Fairbanks, Alaska, with the flight number QF6041 . The plane was operated by a 787-9 with the registration code VH-ZNC, a nearly four year old aircraft. The 7,089-mile

Cleared for Takeoff: Using points and miles to book Emirates business class and an overwater villa in the Maldives

54The Points Guy / 9h
Cleared for Takeoff is a weekly series showing readers like you the best ways to book adventures using points and miles. If you’d like tips on booking your own trip using miles, please email us with your preferred itinerary and current mileage balance. A trip to the Maldives is at the top of many travelers’ wish lists. So for today’s Cleared for Takeoff story, I’ll look into TPG reader Oz Noori’s

This helpful feature will keep your Windows 11 PC in check

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In the latest insider build for Windows 11, there are now helpful tips to better maintain your PC.

Broadcom reportedly set to buy software giant SAS

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Broadcom is eyeing another major acquisition following two-year drought.

Zero's New Electric Motorcycle Looks Like a High-End Gadget You Can Ride

41Gizmodo / 9h
If you have around $12,000 to blow on a new way to scoot around town, then I’ve got some good news. Zero Motorcycles has a new model that, to be perfectly honest, has me drooling on my keyboard. Read more...

Perch acquires Web Deals Direct for $100M+ to boost to its Amazon roll-up play

100+TechCrunch / 9h
On the heels of raising $775 million earlier this year, Perch has made a big acquisition that will bring on a number of new brands and operations infrastructure to enhance its position in the race to roll up smaller merchants that sell and fulfill sales through Amazon. The company has acquired Web Deals Direct , an Amazon seller that owns 30 brands of its own pulling in $80 million in revenue ann

Scientists study the cumulative effects of small impacts on the surface of Europa

SlashGear / 9h
NASA is gearing up for the Europa Clipper mission that will study the Jovian moon Europa. Europa is one of the more interesting objects in the solar system as it’s believed to have a subsurface ocean under its frozen exterior that could potentially harbor life. Scientists funded by NASA are studying the cumulative effects of small impacts on the surface … Continue reading

Programming robots to put jackets on people is harder than it looks

TechCrunch / 9h
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from some of our favorite YouTube shitty robots , it’s that human-robot interaction can be a tricky business. Developing methods to get rigid robotic arms to perform delicate tasks around soft human bodies is easier said than done. This week, a team at MIT’s CSAIL department is showcasing its work using robotic arms to help people get dressed . The promise of su

Arctic Wolf secures $150M at Series F, tripling its valuation

Arctic Wolf Security $150M•
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Arctic Wolf, a managed cybersecurity company that offers “security operations-as-a-concierge” service, has raised $150 million at Series F. This round was led by Viking Global Investors , Owl Rock, and other existing investors, and lands less than a year after the company’s last round of investment when it became the first managed detection and response (MDR) companies to secure a valuation of ov

Female Founders Fund closes third fund with $57M for female founders

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Female Founders Fund announced Tuesday the closing of its Fund III after raising $57 million to create what the seven-year-old New York-based early-stage fund considers “the largest fund for seed capital specifically for female founders.” The oversubscribed fund is backed by institutional investors including Goldman Sachs, Cambridge Associates, Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Twitter, Ple

Micromobility operator Veo raises $16M to fund U.S. expansion

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Shared micromobility operator Veo has raised $16 million in new funding as the company ramps up its expansion plans in the United States. The Series A funding round, which follows permit awards in Santa Monica, San Diego and New York, will be used to expand Veo’s fleet and focus on developing city and community partnerships. Veo, which was founded in 2017, has sought venture funding a bit later i

Product-led sales startup Endgame raises over $17M

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Endgame , enabling software companies to turn customer observations into go-to-market strategies, announced Tuesday it raised a total of $17 million in back-to-back seed and Series A funding rounds. The $12.25 million Series A was led by Menlo Ventures, while the $5 million seed round was led by Upfront Ventures. Also participating in the round are a group of investors including Todd and Rahul’s

Remote raises $150M on a $1B+ valuation to manage payroll and more for organizations’ global workforces

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For many of us, going to work these days no longer means going into a specific office like it used to; and today one of the startups that’s built a platform to help cater for that new, bigger world of employment — wherever talent might be — is announcing a major round of funding on the back of strong demand for its tools. Remote , which provides tools to manage onboarding, payroll, benefits and o

How to monitor your breathing rate while you sleep with Apple Watch

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Last year, with the introduction of watchOS 7, Apple added the ability to track your sleep metrics using the Apple Watch . Now, with watchOS 8 , you can also track your respiratory rate throughout the night, which could help to detect early signs of medical conditions like sleep apnea, and chronic lung disease, among others. Using its built-in accelerometer, the Apple Watch can track the number o

All the best wireless headphones for watching TV

Mashable / 9h
We all like watching TV, right? A good session in front of the box has to be the all-time favourite escape from daily life — not to mention a great way to decompress after a long day of work. It's not all good though, because sometimes your home life can get in the way of your time in front of the TV. If you love to watch TV, you need a pair of good headphones . You might live in a busy household

Justice Thomas Will Decide Whether To Halt The Airline Mask Mandate

View from the Wing / 9h
Last month I covered the passenger lawsuit to overturn the federal transportation mask mandate . Some of the arguments in the suit are legally persuasive, but included a lot of unpersuasive claims as well. I expected that the suit would be made moot by the expiration (and non-renewal) of the mask mandate on September 13, 2021 - before the case gets adjudicated. However a couple of things have hap

LG's C1 OLED Is a Game-Changing TV

37Wired / 9h
This flatscreen blurs the lines between TV and high-end gaming monitor.

Android 12 will let you play games while they download

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23Engadget / 9h
Faster internet and mobile data speeds are cutting wait times for game and entertainment downloads. The two art forms helped people through lockdowns, so it makes sense for tech and media gatekeepers to maintain that momentum as life slowly returns to normal. Netflix did just that by allowing subscribers to watch partially downloaded shows and movies. Now, Google is doing the same for mobile game

Loads of AMD PCs are coming with what looks suspiciously like a PS5 chip

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AMD might be repurposing PS5 chips to be used in a new kit which 80+ systems will be built around.

Logitech G335 Wired Gaming Headset launched in India

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Logitech has launched the G335 Wired Gaming Headset in India that weighs just 240grams and is priced at Rs 6,795.

What time is Loki episode 6 released on Disney Plus?

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Find out when the final episode of Loki launches on Disney Plus, as well as the major rumors leading up to its release.

GM reveals the new home for its most far-fetched ideas

SlashGear / 9h
Designing the future of cars is getting more complicated, especially when you consider electrification and autonomy, and so GM is spending $71 million on a new California tech campus where it’ll work on next-generation technology and models. It’ll mean a roughly fourfold increase in space from the current General Motors studio in Hollywood, with the new Advanced Design and Technology … Continue r

What Is Browser Fingerprinting, and How Can You Block It?

20How-To Geek / 9h
Browser fingerprinting is a method with which the websites you visit can identify you. It’s mostly used to target ads at people, although it can also be used to secure websites and accounts from unauthorized access. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What is Data Scraping, And Why Is It a Threat?

How-To Geek / 9h
Data scraping is yet another way data can be extracted from your website, portal, or platform. Surprisingly, the legality of data scraping is a gray area. Here’s how to defend against it. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How To Setup Google Analytics For Your Website

How-To Geek / 9h
Google Analytics is a powerful tool for tracking metrics on user behavior, like clicks and bounce rates. It’s entirely free to use, so if you want to know how your site is performing, there’s no reason not to set it up. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

4 tips for finding wheelchair-accessible home rentals

The Points Guy / 9h
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that having your own space while on vacation is not only a luxury but sometimes a necessity. Instead of booking stays in accessible hotels, I started switching it up and booking wheelchair-friendly cabins, beach houses and other home rentals. Having an entire home, as opposed to a hotel room, gave me a greater sense of peace and relaxation while traveling, and eve

A fully immersive VR haptic suit is going on sale, but you won't get one soon

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A new haptic suit from Somnium Space and Teslasuit has gone on sale but in very limited quantities and it's sure to be auctioned for a very high price.

Samsung ISOCELL Auto 4AC is an imaging sensor built for vehicles

SlashGear / 9h
Samsung has announced a new automotive image sensor called the ISOCELL Auto 4AC. The imaging sensor delivers 120-decibel high dynamic range and LED Flicker mitigation specifically for surround-view monitors or rear-view cameras. The sensor supports HD resolution of 1280 x 960. Samsung notes that the new sensor is the first imaging solution optimized specifically for automotive applications. ISOCE

Build Your Own Flux Capacitor With This LEGO Brick Project

Futurism / 9h
It remains an open question if we’ll ever achieve time travel, although some scientists think we may have cracked it . Yet there’s no reason you can’t at least pretend you’re Marty and Doc Brown with this flux capacitor building project that combines STEM, ’80s nostalgia, and family fun. Playing with blocks and using them to build new objects is widely considered one of the best kinds of family f

YouTube Shorts rolls out to more than 100 countries

27Mashable / 9h
YouTube Shorts, the company's short-form video service and an obvious competitor to TikTok , is rolling out globally. YouTube says the service will now be available in "more than 100 countries" — everywhere where the video platform itself is available. YouTube Shorts was officially launched in September 2020 , featuring 15-second videos — the same time limit as TikTok (though TikTok later expande

Our brains “read” expressions of illusory faces in things just like real faces

23Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / This wall in an old town in Tuscany, Italy, illustrates the phenomenon of facial pareidolia, or seeing faces in things. (credit: DirkTalsma/iStock/Getty Images ) Human beings are champions at spotting patterns, especially faces, in inanimate objects—think of the famous " face on Mars, " which is essentially a trick of light and shadow, in images taken by the Viking 1 orbiter in 1976. An

Lufthansa Group Goes Gender Neutral, No More “Ladies And Gentlemen”

2KOne Mile at a Time / 9h
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how Lufthansa Group airlines were planning on changing how passengers are communicated with, and this change is now being implemented. No more “ladies and gentlemen” with Lufthansa Group As is the case with many airline groups, Lufthansa Group is trying to become more inclusive. While this is something the airline group has been working on for a while, the chan

Red Dead Redemption research: 'Gamers learn about nature'

BBC News - Technology / 9h
Players of a big-budget action-adventure game have a better knowledge of nature, researchers say.

The future of Windows could be Microsoft’s Cloud PC – not Windows 11

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While we’re all getting excited for Windows 11, Microsoft is working on something even more revolutionary.

You could soon be playing PC games from this bizarre-looking egg pod

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Cooler Master has unveiled the ORB X semi-enclosed workstation, though a price and release date have not been announced.

2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry gets standard off-road features

SlashGear / 10h
Ram trucks has revealed a new trim level for its popular 1500 truck lineup at the Chicago Auto Show. The new trim level is called the Ram 1500 BackCountry and builds on the popular Big Horn and Lone Star models aiming directly at users with an active lifestyle looking for off-road features from the factory. Standard features include off-road calibrated … Continue reading

Google Photos desktop backups are changing soon – here's how

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Google has started rolling out a new way to back up your photos and files to Google Photos and Drive – here's how it'll work.

Marcus Rashford pens heartfelt letter following racist abuse after Euro final

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Marcus Rashford has shared a heartfelt, powerful open letter following the UEFA Euro 2020 England vs Italy final at Wembley Stadium. The England and Manchester United player has been subject to racist online abuse , along with footballers Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, after missing a penalty in the 3-2 shootout loss on Sunday. Posting the letter on Twitter, Rashford shared his thoughts on missing

France Fines Google $593 Million in Fight Over News Content

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French officials said Google had ignored a 2020 order from regulators to negotiate a licensing deal with publishers to use short blurbs from articles in search results.

Google fined €500m by French competition authority

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100+BBC News - Technology / 10h
The search giant must propose ways to compensate news businesses for the use of their content.

End-to-end moving startup Updater buys on-demand moving startup Dolly

69TechCrunch / 10h
Moving services giant Updater is bringing on the team from Dolly as the New York company looks to expand its scope of offerings with the acquisition of the on-demand startup known for helping consumers execute small-scale moves. Dolly connects users in need of moving a large item like a piece of furniture with a contractor ready to lend a hand. Like competing services such as Lugg, the app has be

Abu Dhabi-based micromobility operator Fenix launches 10-minute grocery delivery service

43TechCrunch / 10h
United Arab Emirates-based shared micromobility operator Fenix is expanding the use of its electric scooters and back-end logistics to not only move people, but also to move goods. On Tuesday, the company announced the launch of a 10-minute fresh grocery delivery service on Reem Island, a dense, mixed-use development off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Fenix’s new service, F10, will utilize available veh

The Morning After: The cryptofarm powered by PS4 Pros

Engadget / 10h
A pretty comprehensive leak laid out what could be everything Samsung has planned for its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. Other leaks suggested folding phones, a couple of Wear OS smartwatches and new earbuds, but now we can see more of the new products , what they’re called and the color options we might get. Digital Daily News The latest leak from Evan Blass on Twitter include animated tours of

Wolf pups wouldn’t be as friendly as your dog no matter how they’re raised

SlashGear / 10h
Researchers have been conducting some investigations into comparisons between domesticated dogs and their wild cousins, the wolf. Any dog owner knows that dogs can understand and respond appropriately to multiple commands. One example is telling your dog to get the ball or their favorite toy, and the dog goes directly to it. Researchers say that while the ability of your … Continue reading

Should you pay your rent with this new credit card? We crunch the numbers

The Points Guy / 10h
Last month, Bilt Rewards launched as a way for renters to build credit and earn points on rent payments. Bilt cardmembers earn transferable points — dubbed Bilt Rewards — whenever they pay their rent with the Bilt card. Rent payments are fee-free, which is an industry-first for renters. Points can be transferred to travel partners, used toward a downpayment on a home or redeemed for gym membershi

This Is How Aliens Might Search for Human Life

76Wired / 10h
If habitable worlds exist around certain stars, they’d have just the right vantage point to spy on Earth.

Blue Origin gets FAA approval for its first human spaceflight on July 20th

100+Engadget / 10h
The FAA has approved Blue Origin's maiden crewed rocket voyage set for July 20th with the company's founder Jeff Bezos aboard. The flight aboard the New Shepard will take Bezos, his brother Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk and three other passengers to Kármán line, just beyond the edge of space. To get the certification, Blue Origin had to verify New Shepard's hardware and software operation dur

Why I’m a proud solutionist

100+MIT Technology Review / 10h
Debates about technology and progress are often framed in terms of “optimism” vs. “pessimism.” For instance, Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Johan Norberg, Max Roser, and the late Hans Rosling have been called the “New Optimists” for their focus on the economic, scientific, and social progress of the last two centuries. Their opponents, such as David Runciman and Jason Hickel , accuse them of being b

Twitter Verifies at Least Six Fake Accounts Including This Cat

77Gizmodo / 10h
Twitter accidentally verified at least six accounts that were likely part of a spam botnet, according to a researcher of disinformation and a new report from the Daily Dot . The accounts allegedly used fake photos created by software similar to This Person Does Not Exist as well as one photo of a cat that most likely… Read more...

AT&T Unlimited Elite ditches throttling based on data usage

SlashGear / 10h
AT&T customers who subscribe to its Unlimited Elite tier of service are getting new additions to their service at no additional cost. AT&T says Unlimited Elite offers unlimited high-speed data that doesn’t slow down based on how much is used and includes 5G speeds. Starting this week, the Unlimited high-speed data no longer gets throttled based on how much data … Continue reading

Amazon Prime Video adds Telugu movie Narappa to its Prime Day line-up

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Amazon Prime Video had set out on a 8-day new films extravaganza as a part of its Prime Day (July 26 and 27) line-up. And now it has added the Telugu movie Narappa to the list.

Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy could feature the Dark Arts and ‘Killing Curse’

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Game writer points to what Hogwarts Legacy age rating could allow for.

Data in sport: driving fan engagement and elite performance

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Better data analysis is helping sporting organizations better their competition in performance and in fan engagement.

Google Workspace Individual offers all you need to start and run a small business

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New Google Workspace package targeting small businesses officially launches.

What to Look for When Buying an Ergonomic Mouse

How-To Geek / 10h
Spending hours in front of a computer can be bad for your health and lead to conditions like repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. Which peripherals you choose can make a huge difference, and that’s why you should consider upgrading to an ergonomic mouse. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Buy LifeMiles With 150% Bonus (1.32 Cents Each)

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LifeMiles has just launched its newest promotion on purchased miles, which potentially represents an excellent deal if you’re planning any Star Alliance travel in the coming months. There’s even an exclusive offer for OMAAT readers, which is better than the publicly available bonus. OMAAT LifeMiles promotion details Through Tuesday, August 3, 2021, LifeMiles is offering a bonus on purchased miles

2022 Lexus RX L receives the Black Line treatment

SlashGear / 11h
The 2022 Lexus RX L is the latest member to receive the Black Line treatment. Spanning 4.4-inches longer and with a more upright rear design than a standard Lexus RX, the L model adds a third row of seats to make it a genuine seven-seat crossover. And with the RX L Black Line series, you don’t need to penalize aggressive … Continue reading

Jabra's Elite 85h ANC headphones fall back to $150

21Engadget / 11h
Jabra's excellent earbuds may get all the attention, but it makes some solid headphones to boot. Take the Elite 85h , which are currently on sale at Amazon for $150, a $100 saving on their normal price of $250. We gave them a solid 84 rating with praise for their custom EQ and active noise cancellation modes and excellent battery life. Buy Jabra Elite 85h at Amazon - $150 The only major caveat we

Linux Mint will no longer let you procrastinate on important updates

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Overhauled notifications system hopes to get users in the habit of updating their installation regularly.

Tag Heuer’s Super Mario smartwatch costs the same as 6 Nintendo Switch OLEDs

Tag Heuer Super Mario•
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The Tag Heuer Super Mario smartwatch will cost you a lot of money and is only available in very limited numbers.

Banned from WhatsApp? There's a new appeals process on the way

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Asking for your account to be restored is getting a whole lot easier

How to watch 2021 Tour de France Stage 16, 17 & 18 free: live stream from anywhere

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The last three climbing stages are the toughest of all. Don't miss a minute of stages 16 through 18 with our Tour de France live stream guide - including ways to watch for free.

Seth Meyers on Richard Branson's space journey: 'That's not a rocket, it's just a plane that got cocky'

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On Sunday, billionaire Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, was successfully launched into space and back with a small crew on the Unity 22 mission . Virgin Galactic's spaceplane SpaceShipTwo flew about 80 kilometres (50 miles) into the upper atmosphere, the U.S. boundary of space , but seeing as there's no internationally agreed limit for this (the closest thing is the Kármán line ,

Welcome to TikTok’s endless cycle of censorship and mistakes

69MIT Technology Review / 11h
Ziggi Tyler is part of TikTok’s Creator Marketplace, a private platform where brands can connect with the app’s top creators. And last week, he noticed something pretty disturbing about how the creator bios there were being automatically moderated. When he tried to enter certain phrases in his bio, some of them—“Black lives matter,” “supporting black people,” “supporting black voices,” and “suppo

MIT researchers develop a robot to help users get dressed

SlashGear / 11h
There are many activities most of us take for granted that we perform every day in our daily lives. Tasks such as getting dressed are easy for most people, but for those with various disabilities, getting dressed can be a major challenge. Researchers around the world are working to develop robots that can assist people with the activities of daily … Continue reading

Nominations are now open for the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021

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Help us celebrate the most-loved tech and nominate your favourites.

SolarWinds issues yet another emergency patch after hackers strike again

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Microsoft security researchers have helped SolarWinds fix a RCE vulnerability in one of their products.

Anti-Vaxxer Tucker Carlson Says He's Not Against Vaccines

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Tucker Carlson, the most popular TV host on Fox News, insisted on his program Monday night that he’s not against vaccines. In fact, Carlson said he’s never attacked vaccines on his program. The only problem, of course, is that Carlson is a very vocal anti-vaxxer and there’s hours of tape from his show during the past… Read more...

A Son Is Rescued at Sea. But What Happened to His Mother?

Wired / 11h
Nathan Carman went fishing with his mom. A week later, he was found on a life raft—alone. Tragic accident or murder? Ocean sensors may point to the truth.

New MacBook Pro 2021 rumor delivers both good and bad news

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The bad news concerns system RAM, but there’s better news with a purported SD card reader.

TikTok comes to Fire TV Sticks – along with a few changes

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A TikTok smart TV app is coming to Fire TV devices, shortly after landing on Android and Samsung TVs.

Eufy Robovac 35C is one of the most affordable robot vacuum cleaners in India

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The RoboVac 35C by Anker comes with support for Wi-Fi, voice assistant, and more smart features that can be accessed via the EufyHome app.

How MetaHuman Creator helped me create ‘Dana’

47BBC News - Technology / 11h
Realistic digital humans can be produced rapidly with the new software, Epic Games says.

Forza Horizon 5 uses ray tracing – but not how you think

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Forza Horizon 5 sounds like it should impress car enthusiasts with its new car recordings and audio techniques.

Nokia to issue more optimistic 2021 forecast

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Nokia's turnaround efforts have continued after initial concerns.

NYC Restaurant Week is back — and Mastercard cardholders can save up to $50 on meals

The Points Guy / 12h
Foodies, get ready to eat well — and on the cheap — this summer. Later this month will see the long-awaited return of NYC Restaurant Week . Between July 19 and Aug. 22, 2021, NYC Restaurant Week will return for in-person dining for the first time in 18 months. Restaurants across 75 neighborhoods in the city, offering more than 40 different types of cuisines will allow diners to opt for lunches or

Senate appoints former NSA official as head of US cybersecurity agency

27Engadget / 12h
A former NSA and White House official has been appointed to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at a time when ransomware and other kinds of cyberattacks are on the rise. The Senate has named Jen Easterly as the second person to head up the DHS agency, according to Politico . CISA provides cybersecurity tools and incident response services to government networks, and

Netflix canceled another TV show last week – but you might not have noticed

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Netflix has reportedly canceled Cursed, its 2020 fantasy drama.

Save on a multi-platform gaming controller that was funded on Kickstarter

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Enhance your gaming experience with the Serafim S1 Multi-Platform Gaming Controller , which is on sale for 34% off. As of July 13, grab one for only $45.99. The crowdfunded Serafim S1 is the multi-platform gaming controller you can take with you on the go. This purchase includes two joysticks and 12 buttons. You can even connect via Bluetooth and map to the virtual buttons on your phone's

Save on a 6-course game development bundle

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Become a video game designer with the Unreal and Unity Game Development for Beginners Bundle , on sale for 97% off. As of July 13, get the six-course bundle for only $30. With this Unreal and Unity Game Development for Beginners Bundle , which includes six courses and over 50 hours of training, you’ll learn to build your own projects and games from scratch. The training is led by experts a

Mix up a tasty smoothie on the go with the JustBlend portable blender

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: If you live in a small space, skip the big, bulky blender and grab the JustBlend Portable Blender instead. As of July 13, get one for just $42.99 — a 13% discount. We’re officially living in the future. Rather than being tied to your kitchen outlets and waiting for your old-school blender to whip up your smoothies , shakes, or adult beverages, you can actually take your ingredients with yo

Prep for power outages with a solar-powered weather alert radio

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Stay prepared with the American Red Cross FRX3+ Multi-Powered Weather Alert Radio , which is on sale for 30% off as of July 13. Use code RADIO9 at checkout to save $19. Even if you don’t live in hurricane country, it's good to invest in some emergency gear — like this American Red Cross FRX3+ Multi-Powered Weather Alert Radio . When the power goes out and you can't access devices connected

Samsung Galaxy S22 release date and crazy camera specs rumored

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Sources are pointing to a January release date and a massive camera upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy S22 range.

Can't afford the Sony WH-1000XM4? Check out these noise-cancelling headphones deals instead

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There are cheaper Sony headphones out there – and with these deals, they're even more budget-friendly.

WandaVision star's MCU return 'can't come soon enough' – but when could that be?

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The return of one WandaVision character "can't come soon enough", according to Marvel President Kevin Feige – but when and where could that be?

Iranian hackers posed as British-based academic

44BBC News - Technology / 12h
A group in Iran pretended to be a British-based academic and compromised a London university website.

G.O.P. Lawmakers Question Amazon’s Connections on Pentagon Contract

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Newly released emails show particular praise of Amazon among top Defense Department officials during the Trump administration as technology firms competed for a $10 billion award.

This Raspberry Pi Robot Can Automatically Charge a Tesla

25How-To Geek / 12h
Most drivers need to pull into a gas station every other week, but electric vehicle owners simply need to plug in their car when they get home—a task that takes all but two seconds. Still, that’s a bit too tedious for Pat Larson, who built an automatic Tesla charger using a Raspberry Pi 4 microcomputer. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ookla Video Speedtest for Android Now Tells You How Bad Your Service Is

37How-To Geek / 12h
Tracking or testing your internet speed is helpful, but these days, a test to check your network video streaming capability is even better. As a result, Speedtest recently added video stream tests to its app, and now it’s finally available for Android users. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

We're Not Even Sure These "Failed Startup Toys" Are Legal

22How-To Geek / 12h
For every startup that becomes successful, there are several that just didn’t end up making the cut. Sometimes some of those products are worth remembering, which is why unique art collective MSCHF is releasing five Dead Startup vinyl figurine toys, so you’ll still have a chance to own them forever. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Drive for Desktop Now Syncs to Multiple Accounts After Major Overhaul

How-To Geek / 12h
For whatever reason, Google Drive has two different desktop apps. There’s the consumer-level Backup and Sync, and of course, the enterprise-grade Drive for Desktop (formerly Drive File Stream). Google plans to merge these apps into a unified Drive for Desktop by the end of the year, and to kick things off, it’s rolling out a major update that greatly improves the desktop app’s usability and speed

Samsung's Free TV Streaming Service Works on Other Devices Now

How-To Geek / 12h
For those that didn’t know, Samsung has a free TV streaming service accessible from Samsung Smart TVs, phones, tablets, and more. It’s called Samsung TV Plus, which lets you watch several live TV channels for free. However, now you can enjoy Samsung’s free TV streaming service even if you don’t own a Samsung. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Redbox Launches a Subscription You Don't Need

76How-To Geek / 12h
DVD rental service Redbox is now offering a new subscription plan called Redbox+. It starts at $9.99 per year and allows you to get up to 12 free one-night rentals. However, the plans have a few limitations, making the service feel a bit clunky and not totally a good deal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Assistant Can't Solve This Elementary Math Problem

How-To Geek / 12h
One of the more convenient aspects of modern life is digital assistants like Google Assistant. Need to know the weather? Just ask. How about a measurement conversion from cups to tablespoons? No problem. Easy math problem? Google Assistant can handle it. Unless you ask for this specific equation. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Is Running a Massive Sale on Kid-Friendly Tablets, Speakers, and Smart Lamps

100+How-To Geek / 12h
Amazon’s selection of kid’s products is impressive, to say the least. The company sells a line of kid’s Fire Tablets with 2-year warranties, kid’s smart speakers and lamps, and even some kid-friendly smart displays. And for a limited time, you can get all of these products on sale for up to 40% off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Heathrow passengers face long queues as more than 100 staffers told to self-isolate

50The Points Guy / 12h
Passengers departing from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 on Monday experienced longer-than-usual queues to get through the airport. The reason? A largely short-staffed airport. Heathrow Airport said that more than 100 of its staff were instructed to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app. The isolating staff are believed to have been the reason behind the massive queues ahead of security. Sign up to r

Online Security Questions Are Not Very Effective. I Still Love Them.

37NYT > Technology / 12h
A celebration of the sudden, strange personal inquiries that guard our entrance into some of the internet’s most impersonal zones.

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL names teased by Google

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Google has referred to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL in a document, though seemingly by accident.

Nigeria leads mobile app market growth in Africa as use of gaming apps surge 44% from Q1 2020

45TechCrunch / 12h
The pandemic’s effect on the global app market has not been hard to miss. In the first quarter and first half of this year, consumer spending in mobile apps hit new records at $32 billion and $64.9 billion, respectively. In Africa, it can be tough to call out exact numbers on consumer spending because the continent gets hardly a mention in global app market reports. Yet, other metrics are worth l

Tom Hiddleston talks 'clearly superior' Alligator Loki — and roasts his stuffed-toy stand-in

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After an enormous fifth episode of Marvel's Loki , we've met a bunch of new Variants of the God of Mischief, one of which is clearly the superior Loki: yes, it's Alligator Loki, with its little horns and adorable paddling pool. Talking to star Tom Hiddleston on The Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon showed an "exclusive" image of what the cast worked with on set in place of a real alligator — it's basic