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Stranger Things actor Jamie Campbell Bower has spoken to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon about Vecna 's lengthy prosthetic makeup routine, as well as developing the villain's sinister voice. "It took a few months to get [the voice] right," said Campbell Bower, noting that he got the role of Season 4 's main antagonist two months before the first read through in March 2020. "I was there at the tabl

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45 years ago, Radio Shack released the TRS-80 Micro Computer System, a 1977 personal computer that launched an era of low-cost PCs along with computers from Apple and Commodore. Here’s what was special about it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Across the industry, there’s a lot of contention at the moment between airline labor groups and management. Many airline labor groups are frustrated by the current state of things, and are also looking to renegotiate their contracts, as the industry recovers. Unions will take different approaches to get what they want, and I think something happening at United’s flight attendant union at the mome, a Chinese autonomous vehicle company valued at $8.5 billion as of late, has sued two former employees over alleged trade secret infringement. The lawsuit is arriving months after Frank (Zhenhao) Pan and Youhan Sun, two former technical leaders at Pony’s autonomous trucking business in the U.S., resigned to start a competitor called Qingtian Truck. China’s autonomous driving upstarts are

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The Attorneys General of all 50 states have joined forces in hopes of giving teeth to the seemingly never-ending fight against robocalls . North Carolina AG Josh Stein, Indiana AG Todd Rokita and Ohio AG Dave Yost are leading the formation of the new Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force. In Stein's announcement , he said the group will focus on taking legal action against telecoms, particularly ga

Walmart let go of almost 200 corporate employees on Wednesday amid the economic downturn and rising inflation, according to a person familiar with the development. The company said in a statement that these layoffs are a part of updating its structure. Last month, the firm slashed its Q2 and yearly profit guidance and said people are spending less on items like electronics due to inflation. The r

The meteoric rise of AMTD Digital's shares has been likened to the so-called "meme stock" phenomenon.

Stray guides (Image credit: Blue Twelve Studio) Stray trophy guide: unlock all the achievements Stray plants: where are the purple, red and yellow flowers Stray launches on PC alongside PlayStation consoles just a couple of weeks ago. Which means there's already countless mods out there waiting for you to install them. To help narrow down your options, we've rounded up some of our favorites for y

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can reliably unblock both Disney+ and Hulu from anywhere in the world. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £84.44 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Fans will probably know that the fifth instalment in the Predator franchise is set for release on Aug. 5, but even the most dedicated followers of all things Predator might

If you're trying to make your home an oasis, you're going to need a foot massager. Sure, you've got your light therapy and essential oils handled already, but your digits are going to need tending after a yoga session or run on the treadmill . A good foot massager will help alleviate discomfort associated with conditions like plantar fasciitis, diabetes, or neuropathy. And of course, sometimes it

TL;DR: A Koofr Cloud Storage lifetime subscription (1TB) is on sale for £114.77, saving you 94% on list price. Who wants to delete an app every time you try to download a new one? And needing to clear out your computer’s hard drive almost defeats the purpose of having built-in storage. Expand where you store your files by introducing your devices to 1TB cloud storage. Koofr Cloud Storage has a li

Many users mocked the government for not taking military action to stop Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, saying it hadn’t lived up to its tough rhetoric.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Legendaries have been revealed, and they’re just as terrifying as they are odd. The new duo coming in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was announced in a fresh trailer , showing us what they’ll look like and how they’re used. And used they very much will be. These aren’t your average super rare pocket monsters, but genuinely functional Legendary creatures that look halfway

The idea of an “invisible” pair of headphones sounds too good to be true. But in fact, we tested such a product at CES 2022—the Noveto N1 speaker. It uses beamforming technology to create pockets of sound around a listener’s ears, providing privacy and comfort without headphones. Unfortunately, you’ll never get to try this speaker. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SAVE 84%: CyberGhost VPN can unlock all the most popular streaming sites, including Netflix and Prime Video. A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £69.81 and includes an extra three months for free — save 82% for a limited time. Anyone with an Amazon Fire TV Stick is already looking to squeeze everything they can out of their online experience, so investing in a VPN simply ma

Friday's just a day away, folks, and there's a fresh Wordle to break up the tedium. (Or the tension. We don't know what you've got going on.) If you get stuck, that's where our daily Wordle help can come in handy. The answer to the August 4 Wordle, puzzle #411, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and

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Taking (and sending) nudes can be a spicy part of your relationship with a live-in partner, a valuable aspect of your connection with a long-distance partner, a fun new way to connect with a date, or, honestly, just a hot thing you want to do for yourself. If you're taking more nudes, though, you may be wondering what the best way is to keep them secure from prying eyes. While the celebrity iClou

Luxury EV startup Lucid Motors changed its yearly production target again , lowering it to an expected output of between 6,000 and 7,000 vehicles, the company announced today. That’s only a fraction of the 20,000 cars that Lucid initially promised to deliver in 2022. The Tesla competitor has only produced 1,405 vehicles so far this year, giving it a mere four months to build thousands of new cars

The Switchblade The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has deemed a prototype of the Samson Sky Switchblade — a street-legal three-wheeler that's capable of vertical take off and landing (VTOL) — airworthy and ready for trial flights, according to local news station KOIN . It's a big win for Oregon-based, roadable aircraft maker Samson Sky, which has been working on the delightfully cartoonish

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Researchers have unearthed never-before-seen malware that hackers from North Korea have been using to surreptitiously read and download email and attachments from infected users' Gmail and AOL accounts. The malware, dubbed SHARPEXT by researchers from security firm Volexity, uses clever means to install a browser extension for the Chrome and Edge browsers, Volexity

Enlarge / A thrown-away surgical mask lays on the ground. (credit: Getty | David Gannon ) As the wave of omicron coronavirus subvariant BA.5 continues to flood the US, daily COVID-19 hospitalizations are four times higher than four months ago, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data reflects the high ongoing transmission of coronavirus subvariant

There’s no other movie right now that has elicited multiple re-watches like Jordan Peele’s Nope . It’s the kind of film where you leave the theater with a lingering buzz about what you just saw , questions about some of the reveals, and curiosity for anything you might have missed—the meaning of the shoe, for instance,… Read more...

BMW introduced the i4 eDrive35, which will hit roads in 2023, and it has its sights set on a new generation of electric vehicles.

Apple's Haptic Touch replaced 3D Touch, and will only continue to grow in scope as new apps and iterations of iPhones are developed.

Senior MPs had raised data security concerns and had called for the account to be taken down.

A woman says she feels vulnerable after dozens of tourists arrived at her private home throughout July.

TechCrunch Disrupt is back, in person on October 18–20 in San Francisco, and we want to remind university and college students that one minute can change the trajectory of your startup dreams. How? The possibility begins when you apply to the TechCrunch Student Pitch Competition (powered by Blackstone LaunchPad). Here’s how it works: Record a 60-second video of your pitch. Fill out this applicati

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Poor pigs. Not only do we enjoy them as a tasty meal, we subject them to all sorts of bizarre and ungodly experiments. This might be the weirdest, most impressive one yet, though: a team of researchers were able to "partially revive" the organs of pigs that had been dead for a full hour, according to an accompanying press release , a potentially groundbreaking experiment that raises a number of t

NASA will soon require a retired astronaut to serve as mission commander on all private flights to the International Space Station, according to an agency notice posted today. The policy — which has yet to be finalized — is intended to both increase passenger safety and reduce any strain on existing ISS operations. The former astronaut would provide “experienced guidance for the private astronaut

The day before Lyft shut down its in-house rental service and laid off close to 60 employees, the team in charge of the program was consumed by what they thought was a much bigger problem. Throughout June, the rentals team had attempted to get the service up and running in New York without success. The launch was delayed repeatedly and for a variety of reasons, including the need to get a new ins

Despite Zuckerberg & Co. spending billions of dollars on virtual reality tech every fiscal quarter, the wider VR startup ecosystem has been having a tough few years coming down from the highs of 2016, when investors dumped money into the sector expecting Oculus-sized returns only to see most of their investments slowly wilt away. This makes it fairly notable news whenever a big institutional inve

Cera , a U.K. provider of healthcare inside people’s homes augmented by a platform that allows carers to monitor a patient’s health and potentially flag problems, has raised $320 million (£260 million) in an equity and debt financing round, split roughly 50/50. The equity side of the funding round was led by Cera’s existing investor Kairos HQ, alongside the Vanderbilt University Endowment, Schrod

When Riverdale began, it was a simple story about Archie, a high school sophomore, banging his music teacher and everyone else trying to find out who killed Cheryl’s twin brother Jason. Little did we know what madness would follow , or how delightful it would be. In honor of the end of the show’s utterly bananas sixth… Read more...

Starbucks will unveil its web3 initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs, at next month’s Investor Day event. The company earlier this year announced its plans to enter the web3 space , noting its NFTs wouldn’t just serve as digital collectibles, but would provide their owners with access to exclusive content and other perks. At the time, Starbucks was light on details as to what its debut se


Infowars founder Alex Jones took the stand today in a trial that will determine what he owes to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook mass shooting. Last year, Jones was found liable in a series of defamation cases brought by the parents of Sandy Hook victims. For years, Jones and Infowars spread outlandish and disturbing conspiracy theories purporting that the 2012 tragedy, which claim

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That's Bad On Monday, hackers exploited a basic vulnerability in the code of Nomad — a crypto "bridge" that allows customers to transfer cryptocurrencies between different blockchains — getting away with roughly $190 million in user investments, CNBC reports . This hack is just the latest in a string of attacks on crypto bridges , platforms that, according to CNBC , have collectively lost more th

You may run into some common issues with Apple iPhone's Facetime, but there a couple of very simple fixes that can improve your experience.

There are a couple theories about alternate life in the universe, between Fermi and Rare Earth, perhaps the James Webbs telescope will determine which is right.

The Google Pixel 6a seems to be having some fingerprint scanning issues: if it's not allowing incorrect fingers, it's moving like molasses.

GM has announced a major upgrade to its Super Cruise driving assistance platform - here's what you can expect to see from this expansion.

Whether you drive a Ford, Toyota, Honda, or Nissan, there are models that car thieves prefer more frequently than others. Beter lock those doors.

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Christine is back from a week of making the world a better place, and now she’s here to help make this a better newsletter as well. Huzzah! — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Where there was once sunshine has now faded to darkness : Thousands of Solana users

Enlarge / A NASA rendering of the Lucy spacecraft before efforts were made to fully open one of its solar arrays in May and June. (credit: NASA) NASA confirmed this week that its Lucy mission to explore a series of asteroids has a clean bill of health as it approaches a key gravity assist maneuver in October. In a new update , the space agency said Lucy's solar arrays are "stable enough" for the

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I have been called many things for this list. A monster . A war criminal. Emotionally stunted. Cursed . A few of those things may be true, but the fact remains that I would eat a Fidough in a second after it had been fried up like a funnel cake and dusted in powdered sugar. I do not regret my decision, but I do regret… Read more...

Apple silicon—including the M1 and new M2 chips—has a reputation for staying cool even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously hot . They’re still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably experienced this… Read more...

Google is rolling out a new “Asian-owned” identifier badge for American businesses that will appear on Search and Maps. The purpose of this new badge is to make Asian-owned businesses easier to find in a user’s local area. Appearing as a red flower , business owners can adopt the optional new badge by first going to their respective Google Business account . Under the My Business section, owners

61Futurism / 9h
Textbook NFTs Education publishing company Pearson is looking to make money every time people resell its expensive college textbooks — by turning those textbooks into digital non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In other words, it wants to squeeze every last dollar out of its customers by trying to profit off of the used textbook market. "In the analogue world, a Pearson textbook was resold up to seven ti

His decidedly eclectic board game became a familiar part of American family life in the late 1990s and 2000s.

How small should your airline seat be? Beginning Aug. 3, 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration will seek public comment on potential regulations guiding minimum seat dimensions and spacing on commercial aircraft. This is a long-overdue follow-up from the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which directed the FAA to issue rules about seat sizing. Such regulations may seem like a good thing for consu

Software updates can be messy, so it’s not surprising to hear recent rumors that Apple will spread out the launch of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 rather than launch them all out of the gate at once. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , who heard it from people who “asked not to be identified because the deliberations are… Read more...

mannlibrary : Various covers and editions of Language & Poetry of Flowers, first published in 1884.

News that private equity group Thoma Bravo is buying Ping Identity for $2.8 billion in cash broke earlier today, marking the beginning of the end of Ping’s life as a public company (at least for now). Thoma Bravo will pay $28.50 per share in an all-cash transaction, a price that TechCrunch noted is a roughly 63% premium over the company’s pre-announcement share price. News of the sale emerged aft

The next version of Windows 11 will come with improvements to the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint cybersecurity platform that should be better at protecting Windows 11 users from ransomware and other “advanced attacks” In a blog post , Microsoft announced the upcoming Beta Channel launch comes with a handful of new features and upgrades, including one which, “enhanced Microsoft Defender for Endpo

The Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would codify circumstances in which a passenger is entitled to a refund for their ticket, and rules for a future pandemic making passengers entitled to a voucher if it’s inadvisable for them to travel for public health reasons. DOT even wants to pre-write customer refunds into future pandemic bailouts of the airli

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Last year, IT firm Cloudflare launched an email routing service, giving users the ability to set up a large number of addresses connected to the same inbox. Email routing can be a powerful privacy tool , as it allows you to hide your actual email address behind a network of temporary or “burnable” addresses. … Read more...

Designed by Peter Gibson aka Roadsworth, “Natural Cycle” is a painted recreation of a mini-London meant to reflect the city’s actual road system. The installation includes streets, crossings, and roundabouts with an aim to teach and prepare children to ride safely on real roads while also promoting a sustainable way to travel.

After a summer of delays, cancellations, and all-around travel misery, the Department of Transportation is proposing a new set of rules that would make it easier for air travelers to get refunds. Travelers are already entitled to refunds for flights canceled by the airline, as well as for flights that are “significantly” delayed or changed after booking. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up f

Google is moving forward with its merger of Duo and Meet , if not quite as elegantly as some might like. TechCrunch reports Google is rebranding Duo for Android and iOS as the Meet app, complete with the video calling-centric logo. The company had already migrated many of Meet's features. However, the old Meet app isn't going away for now — instead, it will be rebranded as "Google Meet (original)

An atomic clock based on a fountain of atoms. (credit: National Science Foundation ) Meta recently joined the ranks of tech giants calling for the end of the leap second , the fascinatingly complex way humans account for tiny changes in the Earth’s rotation timing. The owner of Facebook and Instagram adds to a chorus that’s been growing for years, and the debate could come to a head at a global c

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Diy13) Attorneys general from all 50 states have created an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force "to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States," they announced yesterday. In the task force's first action, it "issued 20 civil investigative demands to 20 ga

Enlarge / Widgets on iPadOS 15's home screen. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple will delay the release of the iPadOS 16 software update for iPads well into October, about a month after the September release of the iPhone's iOS 16. The news comes from a report in Bloomberg citing people with knowledge of the matter. Typically, Apple releases iPadOS—which is closely related to iOS—very close to or shortl

It is August, which means I should have had a decent tomato sandwich by now, but the weather in Portland is a mess, my garden is a disaster, and none of my tomatoes have ripened to the point of being sandwich-worthy. Read more...

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Russia just launched a mysterious satellite that could be spying on an even more mysterious U.S. military satellite, with the Russian spacecraft predicted to make a close approach to its presumed target this coming Thursday. Read more...

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The first season of Marvel Studios’ Moon Knigh t ended on quite the cliffhanger . Not only did we meet a new persona for our good friend Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac), but we didn’t learn how the character would fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Surely we’d find out if there was a season two. Read more...

An “early build” of Diablo 4 is apparently being used for a “friends-and-family alpha test” according to a recent report. The report comes from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier who wrote on Twitter that a “fun but minor Blizzard tidbit” he’s heard is that “a bunch of people are playing an early build of Diablo 4 right now thanks to a friends-and-family alpha test.” According to Schreier, the “players a

EV automaker Lucid Motors slashed its annual production guidance in half on Wednesday due to what CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson described as “extraordinary supply chain and logistics challenges.” Shares of Lucid fell more than 12% in after-market trading following the release of its second-quarter earnings, in which it provided the production guidance. Lucid lowered its production guidance from 12,

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Star Smasher Scientists just caught the tail-end of a neutron star smashing into its stellar neighbor. The resulting explosive jet was so powerful, it blasted a gamma ray burst (GRB) that potentially emitted more energy in a few seconds than our Sun will in its entire lifetime. With that kind of power, GRBs are the most energetic explosions scientists know of , and are believed to be responsible

Are your concert tickets from TikTok ? Well, they're about to be. After TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for "TikTok Music" , a Spotify competitor, in May, TikTok is now further pursuing its ambitions in the space through a partnership with Ticketmaster . It's launching a feature that will allow users to purchase tickets d

After a four-year closure due to an ongoing $1 billion renovation project to be completed in 2024, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., will reopen half of its flagship building this fall. It will welcome visitors back with eight new exhibitions on Oct. 14. Although tickets will be free, guests must obtain timed-entry tickets to the museum; tickets will be availabl

Facebook Live Shopping events appear to be another casualty of Meta’s shift to short-form video. According to an announcement on the company’s website, live shopping events on Facebook will retire on October 1st. The little-known feature let Facebook Business owners showcase their products in live videos to their followers — sort of like a personal Home Shopping Network. Merchants could notify th

Great Scotland Yard is a Hyatt Unbound Collection hotel in London, located in the building of the historic London Metropolitan police station. The hotel is popular with World of Hyatt loyalists, and it’s a property I’m planning on checking out the next time I’m in London. The hotel has officially launched a unique concept that I wasn’t previously familiar with, which I wanted to cover in this pos

I’ve learned a lot in my many years in the gym, and beginner-me would be shocked and appalled by the things present-me does during workouts. With the benefit of experience, I now do exercises I used to think one should “never” do , and I’ve broken pretty much every other rule besides. Read more...

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Here's the truth about how Elon Musk has launched thousands of satellites into orbit around Earth, and plans to launch thousands more, soon.

Samsung's popular Galaxy S line has produced many top-sellers, with each release pushing the envelope of smartphone specs and technology.

OnePlus has officially revealed the 10T 5G. Here are all the details you need to know about the new smartphone, along with how it compares to its predecessor.

An attack on cryptocurrency wallets appears to have stolen massive amounts of SOL and USDC from the Solana ecosystem. Experts recommend keeping wallets offline.

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Fans aren’t going to see Batgirl — but we are getting *checks notes* Joker 2. Read more...

NFT advocates often tout the technology's ability to grant the creator a cut of second-hand sales as one of its major attributes. Artists can earn from one of their digital creations years after first selling it. Others are looking at NFTs to earn a buck from the secondary market too, including the publishers of college textbooks. Pearson, which said in 2019 it would focus on digital textbook sal

Batgirl Enlarge / We hardly knew ye, feature-length live-action film version of Batgirl , and perhaps we never will. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Warner Bros) In response to mounting reports and rumors, the creative teams behind the upcoming straight-to-HBO-Max films Batgirl and Scoob 2: Holiday Haunt confirmed this week that both had been canceled and locked away to apparently never be released in a

The chief executives of the world’s largest hotel companies often like to sweep the idea of the alternative lodging sector under the rug. After all, this sector — led by the vacation rental platform Airbnb — is a threat to their business. However, Airbnb’s most recent financial reporting should be a wake-up call to the hotel industry. Traditional hotel players can’t afford to sit idly by and watc

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Thinking about hitting the road with your furry friends? More and more, pet parents are bringing their four-legged companions on adventures around the country. But before you cut loose with Fido on vacation, you want to make sure you’re going somewhere accessible for them too. At Motel 6 locations around the country, pets always stay free, helping pet parents rest easy. To help with inspiration f

It’s hard to convey sarcasm in writing, but the consequences of using or interpreting a sarcastic phrase wrong can be serious. Sarcasm is, after all, “a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain” or “a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic… Read more...

Although the crypto market isn’t always sunshine and flowers, some prominent industry players, including Solana co-founder Raj Gokal , still have an optimistic outlook for growth — at least about their own projects. “I think the thesis and promise of Solana as a network is it’s performant, usable and scalable, and it’s just becoming more and more true every day,” Gokal said in an interview with T

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. It’s not a stretch to say IHG One Rewards are my favorite hotel points. Even after IHG moved to dynamic award pricing , I’ve still been able to get excellent value from IHG points . In particular, I regularly get significantly more than TPG’s valuation of IHG One Rewards points (0.5 cents per point). IHG One Rewards

Twitter is overhauling its Spaces audio chatrooms. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's developing an experiment for the Spaces tab in its social media app. While it didn't say just what that would entail, early screenshots of test code from Watchful hint at a revised interface with major feature additions. You could browse themed stations (such as music or sports), or play a persona

Officials said there was no evidence of widespread fraud.

Growing up, I was always a big beef eater, with pork being my second meat of choice. Unless it was battered and fried, I didn’t have much time for chicken. I thought it was boring, tasteless, pedestrian. But a proficient cook can make chicken taste really good, and a creative cook can make it taste outstanding. Ali… Read more...

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The bones of a mammoth and calf recently uncovered in New Mexico show signs of butchering, an exciting find that could help refine estimates of when humans first populated the Americas. Read more...

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles always caught a bit of a rap from old-school TMNT fans for its focus on hijinks rather than particularly serious adventures for the most part. Let this opening sequence from the show’s new movie prove, however, that’s not always the case. Read more...

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At least one big bitcoin mining operation in Texas that was not actually mining much bitcoin during this season’s record-breaking heat netted millions of dollars in profits—more than they would have if they just kept on mining without any shutdowns. It’s thanks to power purchase agreements signed with the local grid,… Read more...

“Lightyear” was the first Pixar movie in two years to make it to theaters. A month and a half later, it finally hits the streaming platform Disney+. Today, August 3, subscribers can watch the “Toy Story” spin-off at home. Of note, this is the first Disney and Pixar animated film on Disney+ with scenes in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio. With IMAX Enhanced, the film comes with IMAX’s exclusive Expand

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Robinhoodies Scandal-ridden investing platform Robinhood is continuing its dismal fall from grace . After laying off nine percent of its staff back in April, company leaders announced yesterday that they'll be cutting an extra 23 percent of the workforce — a shocking new development in the " crypto winter " saga. As CNN Business reports , the brutal announcement comes on the heels of a tumultuous

Skiers, get excited: Southwest Airlines is having a 30%-off sale on flights to Colorado Springs and Denver in Colorado during ski season. There are some blackout dates over prime times, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s. However, for flights to the slopes from all over the country for less than $200, you may be able to compromise where you spend the holidays — or take a longer trip and

Winamp is the music software that just won't die, apparently. Pitchfork notes that the developers recently released the classic MP3 program's first update (5.9 RC1 Build 9999) in four years. While it isn't a dramatic change on the outside, the producers described it as the "culmination" of years of hard work, including two teams and a pandemic-dictated hiatus. There are significant under-the-hood

Enlarge / A Starlink satellite dish. (credit: Starlink) Over a year and a half after tentatively winning $886 million in broadband funding from the government's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), SpaceX is still trying to get paid by the Federal Communications Commission. One problem for Starlink—though not the only problem—is a series of objections from satellite company Viasat, which says S

Removing a drop-down list from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is as easy as selecting the drop-down cells and choosing an option. This keeps the values that you’ve chosen while the drop-down was present. We’ll show you how to do that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Should co-founders on OPT, STEM OPT pursue H-1Bs? Dear Sophie

Eggplant doesn’t have a strong foothold in American cuisine, and that needs to change. I’m surprised by how many adults I’ve met who’ve never eaten it, and others who won’t touch the stuff unless it’s covered in marinara and mozzarella. I love eggplant parm as much as the next girl, but there’s so much more to this… Read more...

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Few times in history has the line between film as a business versus an art form been as clear as the story of Batgirl . Earlier this week, Warner Bros. decided to completely cancel the near $100 million movie , despite its being near completion, due to complex tax considerations as well as a reported new release strategy Read more...

Slowly but surely, popular apps are updating to run on Macs with Apple Silicon chipsets, without the need for Apple’s slower compatibility layer. Now, Microsoft Teams has officially joined the party. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event takes place on August 10th, where we expect to see new products, including the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Galaxy Watch 5. Now, just days ahead of the event, Samsung is teasing health and fitness features that could help its smartwatch take on Fitbit and Garmin. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple tends to roll out its major software versions on a regular cadence, with iPhone and iPad updates usually dropping soon after its after its big annual hardware event in September. Things could be different this year, though. Bloomberg reports that Apple might delay iPadOS 16 by a month or so. The main issue is said to be with the Stage Manager multitasking tool , which will only be available

When American Airlines rolled out a new currency earlier this year, the rush for Loyalty Points began. After all, Loyalty Points are the sole metric used to qualify for elite status with American Airlines . Many American Airlines AAdvantage loyalists aren’t accruing Loyalty Points as quickly as they’d hoped through flying. For better or worse, a key element of the new Loyalty Points scheme is int

Andreessen Horowitz’s recent hire of former Jordan Park Group Chief Investment Officer Michel Del Buono suggests the venture capital firm is getting into startup founder wealth management. The outfit, more commonly known as a16z, confirmed Del Buono’s hire as CIO to oversee those types of services for founders, as first reported by Bloomberg . TechCrunch reached out to a16z for comment but had no

Earlier this year, the Samsung Gaming Hub brought Xbox Game Pass , NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google Stadia and other gaming services to Samsung smart TVs and smart monitors, promising to add new services like Amazon Luna "soon." Soon, it turns out, is today: Amazon's cloud gaming service is now available on 2022 Samsung smart TVs. Samsung says that with Luna, the gaming hub now has more than 1000 games

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Aaron Paul drove a car in "Need for Speed" that you won't likely ever see rolling down your block if you live in the U.S. -- unless you live on a movie set.

Conventional wisdom says there isn’t really anything you can do for a broken toe. Well, conventional wisdom is dumb as hell. As it turns out, there are interventions that can—and should—be used when you break your toe. Read more...

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The 21st century equivalent of the souped-up hot rod, a modded PC packed to the gills with glowing LEDs and other over-the-top adornments can be a unique way to show off your wild personality, or now even your Zen-like temperament, with a new PC case featuring a tank on top you can turn into a fully-functional and … Read more...

Twitter is developing an updated version of its audio chat rooms product known as Spaces, TechCrunch learned and Twitter confirmed. The company said it’s currently working a new experiment for the Twitter Spaces tab in its app but declined to discuss the specifics of that change. However, screenshots of one of the earlier versions of this test include what appear to be thematic audio stations as

Though “The Book of Boba Fett” may have ended (and the possibility of a season two is still in the hints and whispers stage), our love for the cloned bounty hunter remains as eternal as a sarlacc’s digestive process. Sharp enough for your wardrobe and deserving of a spot on your shelf, this is the Boba Fett swag that marks you as a true fan of Mos Espa’s new resident Rancor rider. Boba Fett Bount

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Far, Far Away NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has snapped a photo of the most distant star in the known Universe some 12.9 billion light-years away — and even as a tiny dot, it's a sight to behold. A group of astronomers, who go by the name Cosmic Spring JWST, posted the new image of the star named Earendel — which was named after a character in JRR Tolkien's novel "The Silmarillion" — to Twitt

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Alex Jones , controversial radio host and conspiracy theory peddler, has finally walked back on his previous claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was fake, testifying in court that the shooting was, in fact, real after meeting the parents of the children that were killed. Read more...

Enlarge (credit: Anadolu Agency / Contributor | Anadolu Agency ) Microsoft isn’t the only company that seems to contradict its own politics by promising to cover abortion travel costs for employees, while at the same time donating to political action committees that funded the governors and attorneys general who fought to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, Microsoft is one of the biggest donors that

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Wednesday, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a number of discounts on recommended PlayStation 5 games. Sony technically started its annual "PlayStation Summer Sale" late last month, but earlier this week it rolled out a fresh batch of deals that covers a range of first-pa

Enlarge / Insta360's new Link webcam. (credit: Insta60 ) These past couple of years have experienced a bit of a webcam renaissance, as the ability to get an in-person feel from a virtual meeting has become more valuable than ever. That renaissance included the introduction of helpful features, many of which focus on keeping the user center-frame. We've seen cameras play with AI, and in the case o

Enlarge (credit: P. Gyory et al., 2022) What's a frustrated game designer to do when stuck at home during a global pandemic? If that designer is Peter Gyory, a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, you figure out how to make a game out of the piles of discarded cardboard lying around the house. The result is Tinycade, created by Gyory and several colleagues at UCB's ATLAS Insti

One of the most frustrating hobbies I ever took up was archery, but not because it’s hard to hit a target on the wall (it is, but I got pretty good at that). My problem was that one of the popular ways to go out and have fun with archery was to do “3D shoots,” where you would have to shoot at a series of statues of… Read more...

As a Gmail user, you’re probably familiar with applying labels to emails you receive. This feature helps you organize your inbox and messages. But did you know you can label outgoing emails as well? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law — Marvel Studios ’ next Disney+ series—has shifted its weekly release date to Thursdays in light of the streamer’s heavily packed schedule, which also includes September’s new Star Wars series Andor . Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin , who comes into Hulk powers of… Read more...

Anitra St. Hilaire Contributor Anitra St. Hilaire is the vice president of People at ThreeFlow , a benefits placement system. I have been the first human resources leader at two successful startups. In both instances, I’ve built the human resources function and people teams from the ground up. Doing this from scratch means you have to consider everything, from compliance to compensation. Often, p

As a reporter for TPG, I’ve written about Global Entry and other expedited security programs, including TSA PreCheck and Clear , which enable travelers to pass through the security and customs process at airports as quickly as possible. Although I’ve had TSA PreCheck since 2016, I delayed applying for Global Entry until this week. Before joining TPG, I would travel abroad a few times per year. Ho

Behaviour Interactive is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and it marked the occasion with a stream that showed off some things it has in the pipeline, including what's next for Dead by Daylight . Back in May, Behaviour revealed that a DBD dating sim would arrive sometime this summer. Fans can now dive into Hooked on You , since it has just landed on Steam. Hooked on You is the first DBD

The European Union has quietly postponed the rollout of the long-awaited European Travel Information and Authorisation System visa program, meaning American and British travelers will no longer need to apply for the European visa waivers before next summer. Originally, the new “e-visa” program was slated to begin May 2023. It would require that travelers from countries outside of the Schengen Are

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