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2025 Volkswagen ID. Buzz Revealed In Three-Row US Form: What You Need To Know

30SlashGear / 10h
VW's ID. Buzz for the U.S. has finally been revealed as a long-wheelbase, three-row version of the automaker's most eagerly anticipated EV so far.

Elon Musk accused of manipulating Dogecoin price in $258 billion lawsuit
500+Mashable / 10h
Remember when Elon Musk changed Twitter's logo to Doge , the shiba inu dog mascot of cryptocurrency Dogecoin ? It could cost him. The CEO of Twitter and Tesla has been accused of insider trading and manipulating the price of Dogecoin in a proposed class action lawsuit. According to Reuters, investors are claiming that Musk used his influence on Twitter, TV appearances, and paid online influencers

J. Michael Straczynski Is Returning to Marvel For a New Captain America Run
100+Gizmodo / 3h
16 years ago, J. Michael Straczynski inadvertantly gave the Marvel Comics world one of the all time great Captain America moments in the pages of his Civil War -era run on Amazing Spider-Man . Now, it’s time for him to move: in a major return to the publisher, to put the spotlight on Steve Rogers for real in a brand new… Read more...

“Brace, Brace, Head Down, Stay Down” Passenger Shows American Airlines Flight Emergency Landing
View from the Wing / now
A passenger reported that their American Airlines flight made an emergency landing on Sunday "after a potential brake failure." Everyone had to assume the crash position. Watch the video starting around 18 seconds in and you'll hear "Head down, stay down, brace, brace" being chanted as the aircraft diverted to Philadelphia. Continue reading ...

Man allegedly used a Nintendo ‘Duck Hunt’ gun to rob convenience store
Engadget / 2min
Police have arrested a South Carolina man after he allegedly robbed a convenience store armed with a Nintendo light gun primarily used in the 1980s to play Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley and Gumshoe, as originally announced by York County deputies. The 25-year-old suspect allegedly made away with $300 in cash after donning a mask, wig, hoodie sweatshirt and the aforementioned Nintendo Entertainment Sys

Apple iTunes has a serious security flaw you really should know about
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9min
A high-severity vulnerability has been discovered in Apple's iconic iTunes program that could allow threat actors to escalate privileges locally, essentially giving them the keys to the kingdom. Cybersecurity researchers from Synopsys outlined the flaw in the Windows version of the multimedia hub, explaining that the app creates a privileged folder with weak access controls. As a result, a threat

Sweeping Mosaic Map of Mars Released to Celebrate Anniversary of Orbiter Launch
Gizmodo / 16min
Arresting views of Mars taken from high above the planet’s surface by the Mars Express orbiter have been stitched into a mosaic image of the planet’s surface. Read more...

Amex Green Card Eligibility & Approval Tips
One Mile at a Time / 17min
Link: Apply now for the American Express® Green Card The American Express® Green Card ( review ) is one of the most lucrative Amex cards for earning points, and this is also the ideal time to apply for the card. OMAAT readers have had mixed experiences getting approved for this card, so in this post I wanted to take a look at everything you need to know about applying for this card. Why you shoul

Apple needs to prove why its mixed reality headset matters
Engadget / 23min
Will Apple's rumored mixed reality headset set the company up for failure, or for a future where smart glasses are everywhere? That's the big question running through my mind as we prepare for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Despite Apple's track record with disrupting nascent technology — most notably, with the iPod and iPhone — there's plenty of reason for skepticism when

PlayStation Plus Is Having a Great Sale
Lifehacker / 31min
Sony’s 2023 Days of Play sale is here , and it’s chock full of deals and discounts. If you’ve been waiting for certain games to go on sale before buying them, now is certainly your chance. But while there are tons of great deals on games this year, Sony is also making its subscription services cheaper as well, if you… Read more...

Ice Age North Americans Were Freshwater Fishers, New Evidence Suggests
Gizmodo / 33min
Archaeologists working in central Alaska have found over 1,000 fish specimens that potentially indicate the early presence of subsistence farming among Ice Age North Americans. Read more...

Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i realizes the full potential of a dual-screen laptop
TechCrunch / 34min
Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i drew both appreciative and skeptical stares at CES earlier this year when it made its official debut: With two 13-inch OLED screens attached with a central hinge, it’s one of the most unusual laptop designs to ever make it into actual production. The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i ($2,099) is building on a long tradition of dual-screen notebook and portable device concepts (along with

Snapchat’s AI bot isn’t very smart, but at least it won’t send nudes
TechCrunch / 34min
Snapchat now has an AI bot that you can send snaps to, and if you’re a premium subscriber, it can even send you pictures back. So, what happens if you send Snapchat’s My AI bot nudes? This is the obvious question that comes to mind, because on the internet, people will immediately try to test the limits of new technology, especially if it is even tangentially related to sex. When Snapchat’s initi

Why you might not see news on Facebook or Instagram in Canada
Mashable / 37min
Meta is going to start limiting news posts on Facebook and Instagram in Canada because it just does not want to pay up. On Thursday, the social media giant basically said it hates Canada's proposed Online News Act so much that it will test pulling news from their sites across the country. Over the next few weeks, Meta will begin tests on its social media platforms that will limit some users and p

Sonos speakers are up to 25 percent off, plus the rest of this week's best tech deals
Engadget / 41min
The week after Memorial Day can sometimes be a little sleepy on the deals front, but this week we saw a good number of sales, particularly on audio equipment. The headliner deal, a rare sale at Sonos , takes up to 25 percent off some of the brand's most popular speakers. JBL is discounting a few of its better Bluetooth speakers, Sony's new WH-CH720N headphones are down to $128 and Apple's AirPods

TechCrunch+ roundup: Rethinking PLG, AI-enabled SaaS pricing, traveling with a green card
TechCrunch / 54min
In an era when no one worried too much about IT spending, startups leaned into the bottom-up sales approach and driving product-led growth. But that was then, and this is now. “It’s too soon to pronounce bottoms-up dead, but it’s looking pretty moribund ,” according to Battery Ventures’ State of Cloud Software Spending Report, which surveyed 100 CIOs, CTOs and “other large tech buyers” who “repre

After Stratasys and Desktop Metal announce merger plans, 3D Systems proposes acquisition
TechCrunch / 54min
It’s been a wild few weeks for some of the biggest names in 3D printing. Last week, Stratasys announced plans to merge with Desktop Metal, and now another industry bigwig is getting in on the action. 3D Systems marked the occasion by announcing its own unsolicited bid to purchase Stratasys . “The combination of 3D Systems and Stratasys is simply the best outcome for the shareholders of both compa

Scammers publish ads for hacking services on government websites
TechCrunch / 54min
Scammers have published various advertisements for hacking services on the official websites of multiple U.S. state, county, and local governments, a federal agency, as well as numerous universities. The advertisements were contained in PDF files uploaded to official .gov websites belonging to the state governments of California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Washington, and Wyoming; the c

AI doomerism is overblown and other TC news
TechCrunch / 54min
Many of the leading voices in AI have co-signed yet another ominous open letter warning that we should be “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI.” However, the voices shouting for regulation the loudest have us wondering how much of the AI fear-mongering is warranted, and how much is self-serving theater. This week, I’m joined by Devin Coldewey to talk about why AI doomerism is overblown, and

The Tom Holland Wink You May Have Missed in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Gizmodo / 54min
Watching Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse , there was a scene where I jumped out of my seat. Actually, if we’re being honest, there were several moments where that happened, but one in particular was so random, so unexpected, so subtly connected to the Spider-Man universe, and so in tune with my personal interests,… Read more...

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide to Kid Culture: What is 'Bed Rotting'?
Lifehacker / 56min
This week, all children and young people are rotting in their beds, but it’s not due to illness, disgust, or unemployment. It’s the “new” trend of just not wanting to do anything, because that takes effort. (Relatable.) Read more...

Meta will require staff to be in the office at least three days a week
Engadget / 59min
Meta's long-running attempt to get employees back to the office might just succeed. The Facebook owner tells Engadget it will require that office-assigned staff return to in-person work for at least three days a week starting September 5th. People who are exclusively remote can stay that way, Meta says. In a statement, a spokesperson says Meta is "committed to distributed work" and that people ca

US Military Denies AI Drone Killed Its Operator During Simulation
29Futurism / 1h
Going Rogue As news of an AI drone reportedly killing its operator during a military simulation makes waves online, the US Air Force (USAF) has stepped in to deny it ever happened. The story emerged during a Royal Aeronautical Society summit last month, when USAF Colonel Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton, who is the Chief of AI Test and Operations, cautioned his audience against relying on AI. To illustrat

When to Skip Your Company’s 401(k)
Lifehacker / 1h
The 401(k)—the most common way Americans save for their retirement years—is only a little over four decades old. Established by the Revenue Act of 1978, the 401(k) became a way to defer compensation tax-free starting in January 1980. Since then, retirement has never been the same, for better or worse. Read more...

Here are the best elevated card offers for June
500+The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. With the start of summer upon us, now may be a great time to evaluate your credit card portfolio . Credit card sign-up bonuses and welcome offers are the quickest and easiest way to rake in lots of points and miles, so we regularly update the roundup of our favorite current offers in our best credit cards

What's The Point of Expanding Album Covers with AI?
Gizmodo / 1h
The beauty of a good album cover is that it can perfectly encapsulate the mood of a dozen or so songs in a single image or illustration—and that’s a difficult feat when you only have a square-sized canvas to work with. In order to depict the world that an album takes place in, musicians and their designated team of… Read more...

Inside Volkswagen’s big ID.Buzz bet
TechCrunch / 1h
Volkswagen is betting big on the upcoming ID.Buzz electric van. With availability of the vehicle still a year out, the automaker is counting on years of pent-up anticipation to not only sell the bus shrouded in nostalgia, but to have it act as a halo product to bring customers to the brand’s entire EV lineup. With the vehicle already out in Europe, it’s now — almost — time for the United States t

Samsung promises a fix for blurry photos from Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus cameras
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Samsung has acknowledged an issue concerning out-of-focus elements in shots captured by some Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus devices, after ongoing complaints by affected users. The company says it will issue a fix later in the year. Though the Samsung Galaxy S23 and Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus have been praised for their broadly excellent cameras, one flaw has presented itself over time in the case o

Embrace the Mutant Mayhem With Playmates' Villainous New TMNT Toys
Gizmodo / 1h
A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie means new TMNT merch —and thanks to the gorgeous animated stylings of Mutant Mayhem , Playmates’ accompanying toys look as slick and as stylish as their movie counterparts. As this fresh take on the turtle brothers gets ready for the spotlight, we’ve got a look at some of the… Read more...

$165 Airplane Face Rest Promises a More Comfortable Flight
Gizmodo / 1h
The best way to spend $165 to sleep better on a flight is to put that money towards a seat upgrade, but if you’re a frequent flier, those extra fees can quickly add up. Another solution is the TruRest , a foldaway contraption that promises to support your body in a forward leaning position, letting you supposedly sleep… Read more...

All Of The Best Ford SVT Cars And Trucks, Ranked
SlashGear / 1h
Ford SVT produced some of the most memorable cars and trucks of the latter 20th Century, with versatility for the road and the track.

Nintendo Reveals Pastel Colored Joy-Cons In Time For Summer
SlashGear / 1h
Nintendo's two latest Joy-Con sets feature fun summer colors, though it's purely an aesthetic upgrade.

Apple's AR/VR Headset May Be Here By The End Of 2023
SlashGear / 1h
Apple is expected to formally reveal its new AR/VR headset at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference.

Google Pixel Watch Owners Report Issue With Backplate Falling Off
SlashGear / 1h
Some Pixel Watch owners are experiencing a significant hardware defect, resulting in the detachment of the watch face's backplate, and exposing circuitry.

The Weirdest Things You Can Buy at Temu, the Internet’s New Favorite Jumble Sale
Lifehacker / 1h
Launched less than a year ago, e-commerce site Temu has quickly established itself as the online world’s new favorite jumble sale—the destination of choice when you’re looking for an impossibly wide array of incredibly cheap products. The Chinese-owned digital flea market, available as a website and in app form ,… Read more...

YC-backed Dumme raises $3.4M for its AI video editor that turns long-form YouTube videos into Shorts
TechCrunch / 1h
Dumme , a startup putting AI to practical use in video editing, is already generating demand before opening up to the public. The Y Combinator-backed company has hundreds of video creators testing its product, which leverages AI to create short-form videos from YouTube content, and a waitlist of over 20,000 pre-launch, it says. Using a combination of both proprietary and existing AI models, Dumme

YouTube TV brings the Tennis Channel back three years after removing it
TechCrunch / 1h
YouTube TV added seven new channels to its lineup on Thursday, which includes the Tennis Channel, Magnolia Network, T2, CHARGE!, TBD, Tr3s Channel and Hogar de HGTV Channel. In particular, many subscribers will be happy about the addition of the Tennis Channel since it was removed from the streaming service in 2020. The news comes as the French Open concludes this weekend. The Tennis Channel is a

How to Use AI to Edit and Generate Stunning Photos
NYT > Technology / 1h
An A.I.-powered version of Photoshop and the image generator Midjourney live up to the hype.

How to book Singapore Airlines first-class Suites with points and miles
29The Points Guy / 1h
Singapore Airlines’ first-class product has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best luxury experiences in the sky. Many in the points and miles world save up to book this bucket list experience, complete with Dom Perignon (and Krug) Champagne, caviar and some of the best inflight service out there. Before we dive into how you can book your next first-class adventure on Singapore Airlines ,

The web3 winter isn’t going to thaw anytime soon
TechCrunch / 1h
There’s something phoenix-like about the crypto world. No matter how high the highs, or how low the ensuing lows, blockchain enthusiasts, founders and investors remain confident that their favored sector will rise again. You have to give it to them: it always has bounded back. We saw this happen in the wake of the initial coin offering (ICO) boom, for example, when NFTs and DeFi took off, helping

Tap into your inner astronomer with Celestron telescopes on sale
Mashable / 2h
The Strawberry Moon is happening on June 3, and you already know that your iPhone camera won't help you get a good look at our craterous neighbor. Prep for this not-to-miss celestial event with the best telescope deals from Celestron below. Our top picks Best telescope for beginners Celestron Travel Scope 70DX (opens in a new tab) $76.46 (Save $43.49) (opens in a new tab) Best telescope for findi

Score up to 35% off Ninja kitchen appliances
Mashable / 2h
You don't have to be a morning person to appreciate these deals. BEST TOASTER DEAL: The Ninja ST100 Foodi 2-in-1 Flip Toaster is a toaster and countertop oven in one — $79.99 $99.99 (save $20) BEST BLENDER DEAL: The Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional Blender is the ultimate summertime appliance — $84.99 $99.99 (save $15) BEST COFFEE MAKER DEAL: The Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System coffee maker with glass ca

Mutant Monsters Are Here, and Only The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee Can Save Us
Gizmodo / 2h
As disciples of the riff know , it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll —a quest made even more difficult when annoyances like high school and monsters get in the way. A new Dark Horse release, The Rock Gods of Jackson, Tennessee , brings this adventure to life, and io9 has a fun preview to share today. Read more...

Nintendo Duck Hunt Gun Was Used to Hold Up Convenience Store for $300
Gizmodo / 2h
A South Carolina man allegedly robbed a convenience store using a fake 1980s Nintendo gun, getting away with $300 in cash. York County deputies reported that 25-year-old David Joseph Dalesandro entered the convenience store at about 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday wearing a mask, wig, and hoodie sweatshirt when police say he… Read more...

Another new Sonic Lego set features the iconic Death Egg robot
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
We're getting yet another Sonic Lego set this year, in the form of the blue blur's memorable scrap with Dr. Eggman's Death Egg robot. It joins the other four Sonic Lego sets that have already been announced, all of which are due to launch on August 1 at varying price points. So far, though, this fifth set, aptly named Sonic vs. Dr. Eggman's Death Egg Robot, has no price or release date. However,

These incredible Father’s Day gifts will really make Dad’s day
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Father’s Day is a great opportunity to show dad how much he means to you, and of course to send him a slightly sarcastic card too. But what can you get the Dad who already has everything, including enough slippers and ties to last a lifetime? John Lewis is here to help, with a range of techy Father’s Day gifts designed to delight every kind of dad – and to fit every budget too. Whether dad’s a tr

Great Deal: Save On Amazon With Chase Points
300+One Mile at a Time / 2h
Link: Check if you’re eligible for an Amazon discount with Chase Amazon and Chase frequently offer targeted promotions that can save you money on an Amazon purchase by redeeming a single Ultimate Rewards point (we often see similar promotions with Amex Membership Rewards ). It seems like a new round of offers has just been rolled out, as flagged by Doctor Of Credit . I’m eligible this time around

Lumari is a new social sandbox game with cute creatures, building capabilities and more
TechCrunch / 2h
Gaming startup Proxima emerged from stealth earlier this week, announcing its funding round as well as its inaugural game, Lumari, a social sandbox adventure game that appears to be a cross between Animal Crossing, Pokémon and Minecraft. The game studio raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding led by London Venture Partners, with participation from Konvoy Ventures, Progression Fund, Valhalla Ventu

MOVEit Transfer has a major security issue - here's what you need to know
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The dust hasn’t even settled properly around the GoAnywhere MFT fiasco, and we already have another enterprise secure file transfer solution breached and abused for data theft. This time it’s MOVEit Transfer, a managed file transfer (MFT) solution built by a Ipswitch, a subsidiary of a company called Progress. The company has confirmed the discovery of a “critical” vulnerability, and urged its us

All the Ways You Should Be Using Your College Counseling Center
Lifehacker / 2h
Your college counseling center is a great resource—but only if you actually use it. Some schools do a great job of getting their center in front of students and promoting everything it does, but others don’t, and even with administrators’ best efforts, misconceptions linger. At bigger schools, you may not even know… Read more...

Robert Asprin Was One of Sci-Fi's Most Colorful Characters
Wired / 2h
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Sci-Fantasy Martial Arts Novel The Combat Codes Gets a JRPG-Inspired Trailer
Gizmodo / 2h
The first book in an “action-packed science fantasy series,” The Combat Codes takes place in a world where individual fighters take to rings to fight for their nation rather than risk all-out war. Alexander Darwin crafts a lone-wolf-and-cub mentor/mentee pair with Murray and Cego as he merges politics and intensely… Read more...

How to Test and Replace Your CMOS Battery
How-To Geek / 2h
Are you worried your PC’s CMOS battery is dead or dying? The good news is that testing it, even without special equipment, is easy, and so is swapping it out. Here’s how to test your CMOS battery and replace it if needed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

American Airlines Passenger Appears To Snort Coke At His Seat While Others Watch
View from the Wing / 2h
You'd think he might wait until he's in private, or at least use the lavatory? Personally I'd suggest saving the money on the coke and using it to upgrade to first class. Continue reading ...

Woman with untreated TB finally in custody—held in “negative pressure” room
36Ars Technica - All content / 2h
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Enlarge / Mycobacterium tuberculosis . (credit: Getty | NIH/NIAID ) Law enforcement officials in Washington state have finally apprehended a Tacoma woman with tuberculosis who has refused treatment and isolation for over a year and has spent the past several months actively evading the sheriff's department's efforts to execute a civil arrest warrant against her. She is

AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard 70K Miles Bonus
50One Mile at a Time / 2h
As far as US airlines go, American is in the unique position of having co-branded credit cards with two issuers. This came after the merger of American and US Airways, as American’s credit cards were issued by Citi, while US Airways’ credit cards were issued by Barclays. American made the decision to have a non-exclusive co-brand agreement, thinking that would maximize profits. American has diffe

Twitter Loses Its Second Trust and Safety Head Under Elon Musk's Reign
Gizmodo / 2h
Twitter’s head of trust and safety, former diehard Elon Musk fan Ella Irwin, publicly resigned from her position Thursday just hours after her boss publicly rebuked his own content moderation team. Irwin’s staff had taken action against a transphobic film by Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire. A.J. Brown, Twitter’s head of… Read more...

Great deal: Get up to $400 worth of Amex points for spending $1,000 with Air France-KLM
The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. American Express and Air France-KLM are partnering to offer targeted cardholders a great Amex Offer. There are two versions of the offer: if you’re targeted, you can get a $200 statement credit or 20,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $1,000 or more with Air France or KLM. If you have one of these

Satellite Beams Solar Power Down to Earth Using Microwave Transmitter
400+Futurism / 2h
Remote Power In a remarkable first, scientists at the California Institute of Technology say they've successfully transmitted solar energy gathered by a satellite in orbit down to the Earth's surface, as well as to nearby receivers in space. Dubbed the Microwave Array for Power-transfer Low-orbit Experiment (MAPLE), the experiment was launched back in January as part of an exciting triptych of te

Get this party started! Host your own After Hours event at Disrupt
TechCrunch / 2h
Here’s a new and, dare we say, awesome opportunity for your company to join forces with TechCrunch at Disrupt 2023 . Yes, we dare! Announcing After Hours events ! Host an After Hours event at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 What’s an After Hours event? It’s a chance to grow your brand by hosting, in affiliation with TechCrunch, an in-person, tech community–focused event in San Francisco from September 18

Hayao Miyazaki's New Film Is Out Next Month, And You Won't See Any of It Before That
Gizmodo / 2h
In a streamed video interview earlier today Toshio Suzuki, the co-founder and former president of Studio Ghibli who has been a producer on nearly every Ghibli film you can think of, revealed that there would be no additional images released for the newest Ghibli film, How Do You Live ? The poster, included below, will… Read more...

Boeing Calls Off Its First Crewed Starliner Flight Due to Major Safety Issues
97Gizmodo / 2h
Just when you thought the saga of Boeing’s Starliner program couldn’t get any worse, it just did. The first crewed test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner has been delayed indefinitely due to two serious issues with the crew vehicle meant to transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Read more...

Five Ways to Remove a Rusty Screw
Lifehacker / 2h
Not only are rusted screws hard to unscrew, they often also have damaged heads that can break off altogether, causing even more complicated problems. Here are five things you can try to remove a rusty, stripped screw without ruining the surface you’re working on. Read more...

Everyone is selling VPNs, and that's a problem for security
Engadget / 3h
Whatever YouTube rabbit hole you’ve spiraled down lately — gaming playthroughs, political commentary, niche eight-hour video essays — you’ve encountered an ad for virtual private network, or VPN, services. The influencers promise military grade encryption and streaming content from anywhere as long as you use code FOLLOWME10 at checkout so that they get their cut. It’s not just anecdotal that VPN

US government legal firm Casepoint investigating data breach
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A top American legal firm with clients such as the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently investigating a suspected cyberattack that resulted in the theft of terabytes of sensitive data. Casepoint issued a statement from company CTO and co-founder, Vishal Rajpara in which he refused to confirm, but did not appear to dispute reports that the ALPHV

If you’ve been struggling to find a Global Entry interview, try this
The Points Guy / 3h
If you are one of the many Global Entry applicants delaying program enrollment because you can’t schedule an interview , listen up. On the first Monday of each month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Trusted Traveler Programs will release interview appointment slots for conditionally approved applicants to schedule at enrollment centers. CBP will release appointments by 9 a.m. local time, a

8BitDo’s Xbox-licensed arcade stick is wireless and customizable
Engadget / 3h
Alongside today’s Street Fighter VI launch , 8BitDo has announced a new Xbox-licensed arcade stick. The wireless accessory, which has moddable controls and supports swappable arcade buttons, arrives later this month. The Arcade Stick for Xbox is far from the first arcade-style joystick accessory — and it isn’t even 8BitDo’s first in that category — but if the quality of the company’s previous con

Google Nest WiFi Pro 6E router packs are up to 17 percent off on Amazon
Engadget / 3h
A single WiFi router just doesn’t cut it for many people. Thankfully, there are better options than having to rely on a sole connectivity point for an entire home, and a mesh system is one of them. Google Nest has one of the best-known mesh systems, and packs of its WiFi Pro 6E routers are currently on sale. A three-pack will run you $340 , which is 15 percent off the regular price and close to a

AI voice clones are turbocharging scams, top FTC official warns
Mashable / 3h
AI tools, particularly voice clones, are supercharging scams, FTC Chair Lina Khan warned. Speaking at an AI and venture capital event on Thursday, Khan warned officials will have to be proactive to stop AI-powered fraud, Bloomberg reported. She noted that they are already seeing AI "turbocharge" scams, using voice clones that can copy family members in distress as an example, according to Bloombe

No groundwater, no new homes, as Arizona severely restricts new housing
Ars Technica - All content / 3h
Enlarge / Aerial view of a subdivision in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. (credit: dszc via Getty ) The nation’s fifth-largest city and surrounding metropolitan area is officially tapped out of groundwater, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Thursday, adding another item to the state’s long list of water woes. By 2121, the Phoenix metro area will be short of nearly 5 million acre feet of water—

MS Paint gets its long-promised dark mode, along with other improvements
Ars Technica - All content / 3h
Enlarge / Paint's long-promised dark mode is now available to Windows Insiders. (credit: Microsoft) In the summer of 2021, Microsoft’s efforts to redesign its software for the Windows 11 era were just kicking into high gear. The company announced an overhaul for the venerable MS Paint that promised, among other things, dark mode support, but the version of the app that appeared along with Windows

Get a Refurbished iPad Air and Beats Headphones for $115
Lifehacker / 3h
Apple makes great products, but it’s hard to get around the fact that they also tend to cost more than the competition. But there’s a way around the so-called “Apple tax.” You just need to buy refurbished. Right now, you can pick up a bundle including a grade-A refurbished Apple iPad Air and a renewed pair of Beats… Read more...

Introducing Tech Decoded: The latest technology news direct to your inbox
BBC News - Technology / 3h
Tech Decoded is the BBC's international technology newsletter, bringing you the latest twice a week.

Whatever Happened to Two-Picture TVs?
How-To Geek / 3h
In the ever-evolving landscape of television technology, certain innovations capture the public imagination for a brief moment before quietly receding into the annals of tech history. One such innovation was the two-picture TV. So, what happened to this promising feature? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox's First Wireless Arcade Stick Arrives Just in Time For Street Fighter 6
Gizmodo / 3h
They say a bad carpenter always blames their tools, but you can’t build a table with a knife and spoon. A lot of times, a good tool can enhance a user’s skills. That’s definitely the case with gaming, so 8BitDo has created an updated version of its Arcade Stick with a facelift and support for recent Xbox models. Read more...

Video Game Voice Actors Say AI Has Put Their Jobs 'On the Chopping Block'
100+Gizmodo / 3h
This article is part of our new women in gaming series Makers of Now . Read more...

Meet Mayichi, the Twitch Streamer Unafraid to Fight for Her Place in a Male-Dominated World
Gizmodo / 3h
This article is part of our new women in gaming series Makers of Now . Read more...

How a Journalist Is Using Twitch Streams of Impossible Games to Counter Sexist Jerks
Gizmodo / 3h
This article is part of our new women in gaming series Makers of Now . Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg Mandates Meta Employees Return to the Office Three Days a Week
21Gizmodo / 3h
Meta announced it is requiring employees to come back to the office at least three days a week starting on September 5. The company clarified that employees working in remote positions are exempt from the hybrid work requirement. Read more...

Google Wallet Is Getting an Upgrade on Android Phones
How-To Geek / 3h
Google Wallet, previously known as Google Pay (and before that, Android Pay), is the main tap-to-pay service for Android devices. Google has now revealed a few new features that are rolling out soon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon in talks to offer low-cost or free mobile service to Prime customers, report says
27TechCrunch / 3h
Amazon is considering offering low-cost or possibly free nationwide mobile phone service to Prime subscribers in the United States, according to a new report from Bloomberg . The tech giant is reportedly in talks with Verizon, T-Mobile, Dish Network and AT&T. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Amazon is considering offering wireless plans for $10 a month or possibly for free, in

SigmaOS launches a contextual AI assistant for its browser
TechCrunch / 3h
While OpenAI launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS , most of the AI-powered chatbots are still best accessible through the web. And that’s why browsers are stepping up to integrate AI-aided features within their apps. LocalGlobe- and Y Combinator-backed web browser startup SigmaOS launched its own AI assistant on Thursday to a limited set of people. The company says that the unique thing about

Pitch Deck Teardown:’s $1.9M seed deck
TechCrunch / 3h
The award for the best/worst startup name I’ve seen in a while goes to . This company’s name is weird enough that Google Chrome insists on doing a search for the term “’ when you type the URL into the address bar. In any case, a confusing name doesn’t mean it’s a bad business. The company claims it raised a $1.85 million seed round with this deck. We didn’t cover this round, and the

China Is Digging a Big Frickin' Hole 33,000 Feet Into the Earth
Gizmodo / 3h
China has seemingly set off on a journey into the center of the earth. This week the country has begun digging what will eventually become the deepest hole in China’s history to test drilling technology and further understand the Earth’s underground structure, Bloomberg reported . Read more...

Netflix Caves After Writer’s Union Opposes Executive Pay Bumps
100+Gizmodo / 3h
As the Writers Guild of America continues to strike for fair wages and against the looming threat of AI , one of the largest streaming services—Netflix—might have just heard their battle cry against executives. Read more...

The Easiest Way to Silence Your Inner Critic
Lifehacker / 3h
The way we talk to ourselves can be decidedly harsher than the way we talk to others. In fact, many of us are stuck in a toxic feedback loop with ourselves that is more damaging than we might think. And part of the problem of a negative inner monologue is that we’ve become so accustomed to speaking to ourselves that… Read more...

IMDb Changes Rating System After Little Mermaid Review-Bombed | Future Tech
Gizmodo / 3h

Quick Points: Don’t skip cash-back cards
The Points Guy / 3h
While they often don’t get the same hype as some of our favorite travel rewards cards , cash-back cards can hold their own when it comes to deserving a spot in your wallet. If you’ve skipped over them in the past, here’s why you should give them a chance. Simple redemptions Valuable travel redemptions are great, but finding them can take a lot of research. XAVIER LORENZO/GETTY IMAGES With cash-ba

Former Google Exec Warns of Global AI Catastrophe Within Two Years
60Futurism / 4h
Beyond an Emergency Former top Google exec Mo Gawdet, who once led the Silicon Valley behemoth's Google X "moonshot" division, is very stressed about AI. "It is beyond an emergency," Gawdat said in a new interview on a podcast called "The Diary of a CEO," hosted by Stephen Bartlett. "It's the biggest thing we need to do today. It's bigger than climate change, believe it or not." "The likelihood o

Frontier has a new cheap unlimited flight pass for fall and winter
Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Following the groundbreaking success of its unlimited summer flight pass launched in Feb. 2023, Frontier Airlines has dropped a $299 fall and winter pass that covers flights between the beginning of September to the end of February. The same chaotic fine print still applies, so read our rundown below ahead of purchasing. Opens in a new tab Credit: Frontier Frontier Airlines All-You-Can-Fly

The best live EOFY deals in Australia
Mashable / 4h
BEST LAPTOP DEALS Dell XPS 15 15-inch Laptop | Intel 12th Gen Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD – A$2,729 (was $3,899, save $1,170) 20% Off Selected ASUS Computers at The Good Guys MSI Stealth 16 Studio, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 512GB SSD – A$3,276 (was $4,199, save $923) MSI GF63 Thin 15.6" Gaming Laptop i5-11400H, 8GB DDR4, GTX1650, 512GB SSD – A$

Chinese Airlines Add US Flights, Avoid Russian Airspace
One Mile at a Time / 4h
Chinese airlines have started avoiding Russian airspace on select flights to the United States, in what seems to be some sort of an unofficial agreement, as reported by Reuters . Chinese airlines are greatly limited with their US flying China doesn’t participate in the Open Skies agreement, which allows airlines to more or less add unlimited service between countries that are part of the agreemen

The Best Smart Smoke Detectors of 2023
How-To Geek / 4h
Smoke detectors save lives. And thanks to smart technology, smoke detectors are more effective than ever. With a host of integrated smart features, you can easily keep track of your smoke detector on your smartphone, and ensure it’s working at optimum efficiency to protect your home. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Three-Row Volkswagen ID. Buzz Interior Is Retro-Futuristic Done Right
SlashGear / 4h
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is an electric throwback to the VW Bus that it its peak of popularity in the 1960s. The new SUV is making its US debut.

Volkswagen's 3-Row ID. Buzz Microbus Is Easy To Fall In Love With At First Look
SlashGear / 4h
Volkswagen's halo EV isn't the luxury or sports car you might expect. Instead it's a retro-futuristic electric Microbus, and that's not the only surprise.

Nintendo kicks off the summer with pastel-hued Joy-Con controllers
Engadget / 4h
Nintendo has a solution if your Switch is looking a little drab, or if you need an extra controller pair for a Mario Kart session. The company is releasing Joy-Con controllers in two pastel color combos, purple/green and pink/yellow , on June 30th. Both sell for the same $80 as other shades and deliver the same combination of motion control and "HD rumble" as before. Additional controllers are mu

We Might Already Know One of James Gunn's Superman: Legacy Candidates
Gizmodo / 4h
Get a look at Good Omens season 2's new opening titles. It’s going to be a while before The Batman 2 starts filming. Plus, even more Transformers: Rise of the Beasts posters, and the CW teases what’s next on Riverdale , Superman & Lois , and more. Spoilers, away! Read more...

Okay startup names and why fintech is rebounding
TechCrunch / 4h
Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts . Hello, and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Mary Ann and Alex were a busy pair this week, so much so that they tagged in Dominic-Madori Davis from the TechCrunch+ crew to help out. Before we get into what we covered on the episode, Equity is holding its an

Why You Should Stop Watering Your Plants in the Middle of the Day
Lifehacker / 4h
You’re doing it wrong. That’s what I tell most gardeners when I see them outside on a hot day, sunscreen and sunhat in hand, enthusiastically plonking petunias and tomatoes in the ground with the sun beating down overhead. It’s what I say, shaking my head in disbelief, as I pass the neighbor’s place, where the… Read more...

Delta Air Lines Is Still Using Software From 1988 To Schedule Pilots To Fly [Roundup]
View from the Wing / 4h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Nvidia's latest AI model could revolutionize games development
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
AI could be about to make 3D modeling in a whole lot quicker and easier, if Nvidia has its way. Fresh from the company’s research lab, Neuralangelo is an AI model that transforms 2D video clips into “extremely high fidelity” 3D structures. “Creative professionals can then import these 3D objects into design applications, editing them further for use in art, video game development, robotics, and i

Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 is getting a major facelift, and I'm excited
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Microsoft is making some key improvements to the free version of Microsoft Teams on Windows 11. The new changes will make the video conferencing software - which many of us dread using - a lot more user-friendly, and generally a lot more pleasant to use. The built-in Teams app will include support for Microsoft’s communities feature inside Teams, the company’s more professional rival to Discord.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 global launch likely to be held in South Korea
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Samsung’s second Galaxy Unpacked showcase this year, at which the company is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 (among other devices) will take place in Seoul, South Korea, a company executive has hinted. In the past, Samsung has held its Unpacked events in New York and San Francisco. The report comes from the South Korean publication, Yonhap News , citing

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Max, Prime Video and more this weekend (June 2)
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Another weekend has rolled around – and that means it's time to bring you another round-up of the biggest movies and TV shows to watch on the world's best streaming services . Well, some of them anyway. A new month usually heralds the arrival of multiple new shows and movies on the likes of Disney Plus and Hulu . As weeks go, though, this one's pretty quiet by all accounts. Still, of our seven-st

What is a Schumer box for credit card applications, and why does it matter?
The Points Guy / 4h
Whether you’re shopping for a new credit card or trying to understand the details of an account you’ve already opened, the Schumer box can be a great place to start your research. This cheat sheet provides the key details about a credit card account, such as the annual percentage rate you might pay to borrow money, and fees a card issuer may charge you. What is a Schumer box? Once upon a time, cr

Artifact’s AI Will Rewrite Clickbaity Headlines, Though Don’t You Dare Rework Mine
23Gizmodo / 4h
Tired of search engine optimization run amok? After allowing users to flag some articles as clickbait , the Artifact news app now says it wants users to mark clickbait headlines they come across so it can rewrite the title text using AI. Hell, if enough users also report the same headline, Artifact will then display… Read more...

Soft Pastel Joy-Cons Are Here to Make You Forget All Your Drift-Induced Rage
Gizmodo / 4h
If you’ve been a devoted Switch player long enough, you know that its Joy-Con controllers will eventually, and sometimes repeatedly, need replacing. The next time your Joy-Cons start to exhibit joystick drift, Nintendo hopes some soft new pastel color options for the Joy-Cons will help soften your frustrations. Read more...

US Air Force denies AI drone attacked operator in test
300+BBC News - Technology / 4h
A virtual experiment was described by a senior official at a conference, but he now says he "mis-spoke".

Vista cruise ship review: What to expect on Oceania’s first Allura-class ship
The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: TPG’s Erica Silverstein accepted a free trip from Oceania Cruises to attend the unveiling of Vista. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by the line. “Is this a luxury cruise ship?” That was the question on everyone’s lips during the maiden sailing of Oceania Cruises’ Vista, the first new Allura-class vessel to debut for the upscale cruise br

Key travel tips you need to know — whether you’re a first-time or frequent traveler
54The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Memorial Day weekend has passed, and the summer travel season is here. The Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 10 million passengers over the four-day holiday weekend, including a post-pandemic daily record of more than 2.7 million travelers on Friday, May 26. As millions of travelers take trips by plane , cruise s

CEO: Raspberry Pi stock to hit 1M units monthly, starting in July
20Ars Technica - All content / 4h
Enlarge / The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B isn't in-stock at any official Pi resellers as of this writing. (credit: Getty Images) There will be a 1 million unit stock of Raspberry Pi products available in the month of July and every month onward until consumer backlogs are cleared, Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton told hobbyists in a recent community newsletter. As reported by Tom's Hardware on Thursday, th

The Three-Step Financial Checklist Every College Grad Needs
Lifehacker / 4h
When it comes to personal finances, the summer after graduating college is daunting. After the rush of graduation starts to fade, reality sets in. Your newfound financial independence means freedom, but it also means responsibility—not to mention uncertainty. You’re in a financial stage somewhere between having a… Read more...

Sonos speakers and soundbars are up to 25 percent off in rare sale
Engadget / 4h
This is a good moment to buy into a smart speaker ecosystem. Sonos is holding a Father's Day sale that cuts up to 25 percent off the price of recent speakers and soundbars. Most notably, the high-end Arc soundbar is down to $719 , or nearly $180 off. That could make it particularly appealing if you want to roll the savings into another smart speaker. The sale ends June 18th, or while supplies las

New Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers come in pleasing pastel colors
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Nintendo has released several Joy-Con color variants since 2017, but these latest sets might just be the best yet. These new Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers feature a pair of pleasing pastel colorways, perfect if you're after a lighter shade of one of your favorite colors. There are two sets, one offering pink and yellow, and the other purple and green. Sadly, if you'd prefer, say, a pink and

Let’s Make a Deal—With Python!
Wired / 5h
The "Monty Hall problem" is a classic example of how games of chance can have surprising results. Here’s a fun way to model the problem.

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Is Everything the MCU Is Missing
72Wired / 5h
For 15 years Marvel has been perfecting the superhero movie formula, rendering the films formulaic. Across the Spider-Verse breaks the mold in every way.

How to Use Split Screen (2023): Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Android, iPad
26Wired / 5h
Master the art of multitasking by splitting your screen. We show you how to do it on any device.

The Instagram Founders’ News App Artifact Is Actually an AI Play
51Wired / 5h
Artifact offers a personalized feed of news and can also translate clickbait headlines using AI. Kevin Systrom says that’s only the beginning.

Idris Elba and Halle Bailey push for gender equality with a new Gucci campaign
Mashable / 5h
Ten years ago, luxury fashion house Gucci, alongside Beyoncé Knowles-Carter , and Salma Hayek-Pinault, launched the Chime campaign , dedicated to advancing gender equality globally. Since then, Chime has raised over $21 million, launched over 500 projects in 92 countries, and worked alongside 185 non-profit partners. In celebration of a decade-long push for impact, Gucci has now released a star-s

Google will now pay you some serious dough to find security flaws in Chrome
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Google has announced plans to triple the amount of cash available to those submitting their findings to its Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP) for Chrome in certain circumstances, with pots of up to $180,000 available until the start of December 2023. In a press release, the browser maker said the first security bug report received with a functional full chain exploit, resulting in a Chrome sandb

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 25% Off
1KOne Mile at a Time / 5h
Choice Privileges has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points . While we’ve seen some marginally better offers from the program in the past, this is still pretty competitive for those with short-term redemption plans. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about this offer, and talk about under what circumstances it makes sense to buy points. Promotion on purchased Choice

The 4K Chromecast with Google TV is cheaper than ever at Amazon
Engadget / 5h
There's no better way to make a dumb TV smart than Chromecast with Google TV, thanks to the breadth of streaming options, Dolby Vision support and relative affordability. Now, you can grab one for even less at Amazon thanks to a new sale. The 4K version is available for just $40 (20 percent off), tied for the lowest price we've ever seen. And if HD resolution is fine, the Chromecast with Google T

Senegal restricts internet access amid protests over the arrest of opposition leader
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
People in Senegal have been experiencing internet disruptions as authorities restrict access to social media amid protests. Many of the most popular platforms around, including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and YouTube, went dark across the country on the evening of June 1—UK-based internet watchdog NetBlocks has reported. Senegal is the third country in West Africa to clamp down on the

I Bought a Leather Phone Case and I’m Never Going Back
How-To Geek / 5h
As a grizzled tech enthusiast, I was a “naked” phone purist until Samsung’s S22 Ultra’s wobble bump led me to leather cases. Surprisingly, they transformed, not just protected, my device. Here’s why I’m sticking with leather and never looking back. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How Long Can You Wait to Shower After a Workout?
How-To Geek / 5h
There’s nothing like a good, sweaty workout to make you feel great for the rest of the day. But, the next best thing to a great workout is taking a cool shower afterward and getting that sweat and dirt off of your body. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Hundreds of One-Dimensional Strands Found Lurking in Our Galaxy's Core
64Gizmodo / 5h
Behold, the stringy, rainbowesque melange of one-dimensional structures hidden in plain sight across the galactic center. Or should we say plane sight? The tendrils measure 5 to 150 light-years in length, and now a team of scientists has found filaments that stretch out parallel to the galactic plane surrounding the… Read more...

What Those Icons in Your Browser’s Address Bar Actually Mean
Gizmodo / 5h
Take a look at the address bar of the best internet browsers and you’ll notice a number of icons in there. You might not have given them a whole lot of thought, but they can tell you a lot about the website that you’re on and what you can do with it—and as Google Chrome is changing one of those icons soon, it’s a good… Read more...

Create a Simple Wardrobe Catalog on Your iPhone
Lifehacker / 5h
I have so many articles of clothing that it’s not uncommon for me to find a top or skirt in my closet and wonder aloud, “What the hell is this?” At some point, I bought it. I probably even tried it on or spent some time considering it while it sat in my online cart, and yet I have no memory of it. It’s like a stylish… Read more...

Engadget Podcast: Apple WWDC 2023 preview
Engadget / 5h
It’s only a few days until the beginning of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week, and we’re eager to see what the iPhone maker is cooking up. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra are joined by Engadget Senior Writer Sam Rutherford to dive into all of the Apple rumors: That fabled mixed reality headset, a potential 15-inch MacBook Air and more! But really, all eyes are on the headset. Is

United MileagePlus MASSIVELY Devalues Miles
400+One Mile at a Time / 5h
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how United’s MileagePlus frequent flyer program rolled out a huge mileage devaluation. Initially this impacted transatlantic awards, but I wanted to post an update, as over the past couple of weeks this has progressively spread to just about all routes globally. It looks to me like the devaluation is now complete, because there’s not much left to devalue! This

The best hotels in Austin, Texas
The Points Guy / 5h
If endless live music, mouthwatering tacos, natural pools and beautiful parks are your idea of a perfect trip, it might just be time to visit Austin , the bohemian capital of the Lone Star State. Home to events like South by Southwest, Austin City Limits festival and bachelorette parties galore (not to mention barbecue and the University of Texas at Austin), ATX truly has something for everyone.

Microsoft wants to help Mac users actually enjoy using Windows
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Microsoft has lifted the covers off a new community space for Mac lovers to hang out - so long as they’re using its products on Apple’s hardware. The new Microsoft Mac Admins promises to be a space for IT professionals to share their knowledge and experience of using Microsoft products, like its office software , on Apple devices. The company reckons the space will be best suited for connecting w

Microsoft gives one of its oldest apps dark mode in Windows 11
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Microsoft is further improving the Paint app in Windows 11 , with new changes coming through in testing including a dark mode. The new version of Paint (11.2304.17.0) is rolling out to testers in both Canary and Dev channels (and the latter just got a new preview of Windows 11, as you may have seen, with a nifty change allowing for viewing smartphone photos on the desktop ). As mentioned, one of

Priority E-Coast Review: High-Maintenance Ebike
22Wired / 6h
This electric beach cruiser has a Gates carbon belt drive, but a few other problems as well.

The Download: AI films, and the threat of microplastics
MIT Technology Review / 6h
This is today’s edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Welcome to the new surreal. How AI-generated video is changing film. The Frost nails its uncanny, disconcerting vibe in its first few shots. Vast icy mountains, a makeshift camp of military-style tents, a group of people huddled around a fire, barking dogs. It

Hackers launch another wave of mass-hacks targeting company file transfer tools
TechCrunch / 6h
Security researchers are sounding the alarm after hackers were caught exploiting a newly discovered vulnerability in a popular file transfer tool used by thousands of organizations to launch a new wave of mass data exfiltration attacks. The vulnerability affects the MOVEit Transfer managed file transfer (MFT) software developed by Ipswitch, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Progress Software, which allo

Netflix Tudum: 33 TV shows and movies to look out for at the June 17 showcase
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Netflix has announced details of its next Tudum fan event, which will be streaming live from Brazil on 17 June. Expect exclusive reveals, tons of new trailers and more Netflix news than you can shake a streaming stick at. A major celebrity line-up is set to take the stage during the two-hour extravaganza, which will be headlined by Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill. Fans can expect to see two of N

Why I bought a timeshare — and am really happy about it
70The Points Guy / 6h
The word timeshare is often associated with the same sneaky, slimy vibes that emanate from the backrooms of the car dealership during sales negotiations. They both are thought to involve high-pressure sales tactics, a big loss in value the second the purchase is made and rash decision-making you may regret later. I don’t dispute those things are often quite true, but my timeshare purchase involve

How To Use Stage Manager To Keep Your Mac and iPad Screens Organized
Gizmodo / 6h
Stage Manager is new to the latest versions of iPadOS and macOS, bringing a windowed, desktop-style experience to your iPad and (in theory) a more intuitive and convenient way of multitasking on both iPads and Macs. If you’re yet to switch from your normal way of working to the Stage Manager experience, here’s what’s… Read more...

Artifact news app now uses AI to rewrite headline of a clickbait article
TechCrunch / 6h
Last month, the Artifact news app introduced an option for users to flag an article as clickbait . Now, the app founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has launched a new feature to let AI rewrite a headline for you if you come across such an article. The app makers said that if a user marks a title as clickbait, the app calls on a GPT-4 model to rewrite the headline. At the time of launching t

9 Ways the Apple Watch Could Save Your Life
How-To Geek / 6h
Not sure whether to buy an Apple Watch? What if you could measure the wearable’s value in more than just features and convenience? Here are all the ways Apple’s popular wearable could actually Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After Woman Disrupts 2 A.M. Flight, How An Older Man Steps Up To School Her Is Perfect
View from the Wing / 6h
A passenger complained to a flight attendant about being offended by a woman's behavior prior to departure from Los Angeles. She was reportedly drunk. But she doesn't leave the plane quietly. She gets up and walks the aisle, speaking to passengers in the cabin and nobody at the same time, "You can't tell me what I did.... I'm not going!" With about 10 seconds left in the video, a jacket-wearing o

Boeing Starliner's first crewed ISS flight delayed due to technical issues
Engadget / 6h
Boeing's Starliner was supposed to fly its first crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 21st, but a couple of technical issues has kept the company from pushing through with its plan. Together with NASA, the aerospace corporation has announced that it's delaying the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft's Crew Flight Test date yet again to address the risks presented by two new pr

Oppo Find N2 review: Beautiful hardware that Android just can’t deal with
Ars Technica - All content / 6h
Enlarge / The inner display of the Oppo Find N2. (credit: Ron Amadeo) One of the more interesting designs we've seen in the wild world of foldable smartphones comes from the Oppo Find N2. Its unique form factor and construction make it the lightest tablet-style foldable on the market, and it manages to have one of the least-noticeable creases of any foldable device. While the phone is not shippin

Rocket Report: SpaceX pushing ahead on Starbase, North Korea launch failure
Ars Technica - All content / 6h
Enlarge / SpaceX launches its 200th Falcon 9 consecutive successful mission from Vandenberg Space Force Base. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 5.41 of the Rocket Report! Not for the first time this year, the next three launches on the global calendar are all Falcon 9 missions. The cadence of that rocket's ability to launch continues to astound me—as does its reliability record. Read more about

Dealmaster: Discounts on games, toys, laptops, and more
Ars Technica - All content / 6h
With school out and longer days ahead, summer is the perfect season to relax, recharge, and refresh. We've got discounts on DJI's Mini 3 drone , some video games for Switch and PS5, and maybe a laptop or a smartwatch if that's your thing. Or perhaps your idea of summer is kicking back while a robot cleans your house ? You could throw on some noise-canceling headphones while the machine does the h

Referee Anthony Taylor Attacked By Roma Fans At Budapest Airport
One Mile at a Time / 6h
While I enjoy exercising, I can’t say that I enjoy watching sports, or know a whole lot about it. My knowledge of professional sports is mostly limited to what I overhear at TSA checkpoints, as the officers argue about which player is better, or something. Anyway, on to our once annual sports coverage here at OMAAT, since there’s an aviation angle… Anthony Taylor attacked at Budapest Airport The

AI-generated hate is rising: 3 things leaders should consider before adopting this new tech
TechCrunch / 6h
Jonathan A. Greenblatt Contributor Jonathan A. Greenblatt is CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League . When you hear the phrase “artificial intelligence,” it may be tempting to imagine the kinds of intelligent machines that are a mainstay of science fiction or extensions of the kinds of apocalyptic technophobia that have fascinated humanity since Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. But th

When Does The ID. Buzz Come Out In The US?
SlashGear / 7h
Volkswagen has revealed when the ID. Buzz electric microbus will launch in the US, but buyers still have a long wait ahead of them

SAS now taking bookings for its 1st electric flight
The Points Guy / 7h
Scandinavian Airlines is opening reservations Friday for its first electric flights. The open-seat reservations are for flights in Sweden , Norway and Denmark , with departures set for some time in 2028. There will be 30 seats available on each flight, and flights will be operated by Heart Aeropace’s ES-30 aircraft. While specific details such as the dates of the flights and routes have yet to be

Apple Is Stepping Into the Metaverse. Will Anyone Care?
100+NYT > Technology / 7h
Interest in the futuristic, immersive digital world is fading just as Apple plans to debut a virtual reality device.

The Morning After: Meta announces its new mixed-reality headset, the Quest 3
Engadget / 7h
Mark Zuckerberg has revealed the Meta Quest 3 , the company's long-rumored, next-gen virtual reality headset, just a few days before Apple's WWDC, where it’s expected to debut its own first, mixed reality headset. As with the Quest Pro, the Quest 3 supports mixed reality and offers full-color passthrough. This enables users to see a color version of the physical space around them, and the headset

Dropbox-like cloud storage service Shadow Drive lowers its price
TechCrunch / 7h
Shadow has decided to cut the price of its cloud storage service Shadow Drive . Users can now get 2TB of storage for €4.99 per month instead of €8.99 per month. As for the free tier, things aren’t changing. Users who sign up get 20GB of online storage for free. Shadow is also the company behind Shadow PC , a cloud computing service that lets you rent a virtual instance of a Windows PC in a data c

Citi AAdvantage Card 5,000 Bonus Loyalty Points Offer
34One Mile at a Time / 7h
I assume this promotion is targeted, but it’s still worth calling out, since I imagine many people may be eligible but not otherwise see this offer (if you’re eligible, you’ll find it in the promotions tab in your AAdvantage account)… Earn bonus Loyalty Points with Citi AAdvantage Card spending Nowadays Loyalty Points are the metric by which you earn elite status in the American AAdvantage progra

NASA’s Year-Long Mars Simulation Is a Test of Mental Mettle
200+Wired / 7h
Four people will cohabitate in a small prototype Martian dwelling, mimicking the isolation and stresses of life on the Red Planet.

10 Common VPN Mistakes People Make
How-To Geek / 7h
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a handy tool. But it’s all too easy to use them for the wrong task, misconfigure them, or otherwise make common VPN mistakes. Here’s how to avoid them and get the most out of your VPN service. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Please Don’t Make These 7 Nasty ChatGPT-Generated Vegan Recipes
42Gizmodo / 7h
If the artificial intelligence hypebeasts are to be believed, ChatGPT -styled large language models are on the cusp of radically altering the global workforce , gutting entire industries , and, quite possibly, eliminating life on earth as we know it . Just don’t ask it to prepare you a basic meal or a palatable cocktail . Read more...

End of an Era: Apple plans to kill off original 12-inch MacBook
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Apple is expected to add the original first-generation 12-inch Macbook to its pile of obsolete products at the end of June, likely hoping to make space for newer products and future innovation. The news was uncovered by MacRumors, obtained from an internal memo, and could spell bad news for anyone still clinging to one of these nostalgia machines. Apple normally classifies a product as ‘technolog

Windows 11 gets ability to view phone photos... just as Apple cans a similar feature for Macs
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Windows 11 has just got a new preview version in the Dev channel which adds some smart features, principally the ability to view your phone photos right on the desktop. As you may recall, a big project in testing right now for Windows 11 is the revamp of File Explorer , part of which is the addition of a photo gallery feature . What Microsoft has done here is to introduce a new button that lets u

Microsoft is finally making Edge a much more secure place to surf the web
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Keeping safe online is about to get a lot easier for Edge users thanks to a major security update from Microsoft. The software giant has revealed it is working on an upgrade for its web browser that will bring "enhanced security" as a default for users everywhere. This includes adding additional operating system and hardware protections for Edge that the company says, when combined, will help pro

Meta test will limit news posts for Facebook and Instagram users in Canada
Engadget / 7h
Last year, Facebook parent Meta said it may stop Canadians from sharing news content in response to the country's proposed Online Sharing Act. Now, the company has announced that it will begin tests on Facebook and Instagram that "limit some users and publishers from viewing or sharing some news content in Canada," it wrote in a blog post . The testing will take place over several weeks and the "

Evercade apologizes for AI art blunder
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Blaze Entertainment's first Evercade Showcase was full of great announcements, but much of that hype was quashed thanks to AI-generated artwork. During the Evercade Showcase, the company announced a pair of Duke Nukem collection cartridges for use with its Evercade EXP and Evercade VS consoles. In partnership with Gearbox, the collections will include landmark titles like Duke Nukem 3D and Duke N

Why Hollywood Really Fears Generative AI
67Wired / 8h
Unions representing actors and writers are negotiating with major studios to stop AI from running riot in the industry. Their concerns are very real.

The Doughnut Wars Are Here
57Wired / 8h
Doughnut-makers are reinventing the sugary treat in response to the UK’s new food display rules. But will healthier confections satisfy your cravings?

WordPress launches paid and premium newsletters
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WordPress has announced the launch of new premium material available inside its newsletters in an effort to help small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs to draw in more revenue. The blogging platform and website builder launched its Newsletters feature in December 2022, and has seen it become an increasingly popular vehicle for those looking to share special and personalized content, or sim

Russia blames US and Apple for hacking diplomat iPhones
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Russia has accused Apple and US intelligence agencies of collaborating to spy on its diplomats by hacking their iPhones. The Federal Security Service (FSB) issued a statement to say that thousands of Apple devices belonging to Russian diplomats were infected with an unknown malware . Separately, prominent antivirus firm Kaspersky reported another attack on iOS devices, which Russia’s computer sec

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra might not get this exciting camera upgrade after all
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
One of the most promising Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra rumors we’ve heard so far pointed to the phone having a variable zoom telephoto camera , allowing it to switch between 3x and 10x optical zoom all with a single lens. But the latest leak suggests that’s not to be. This is according to leaker @Tech_Reve , who claims that, while a variable zoom was planned, those plans have now been canceled; with

Redfall developers were secretly hoping that Microsoft would cancel it
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Redfall fell short of lofty expectations with a lukewarm at best reception when it launched, but a new report has claimed that even some of Arkane's longest-serving developers were apparently hoping it would be canceled after Microsoft's acquisition of the studio. A new report from Bloomberg claims that even the team behind the vampire title had little faith in its success in the game as early as

Stalker 2 devs claim Russian hackers are leaking the game's test builds
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The devs of the upcoming first-person apocalyptic shooter, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl , GSC Game World have claimed that Russian hackers have started leaking test builds and other stolen material into the public domain. After being hacked for "almost a year and a half", GSC Game World stated on Twitter that Russian hackers have been able to "access and compromise some of our leaked information

Watch this kid spell a ridiculously hard word to win the National Spelling Bee
58Mashable / 8h
If you want to feel a little bit sad about how many children there are out there who are already smarter than you, just watch this clip above of 14-year-old Dev Shah becoming the 2023 National Spelling Bee champion. The eighth-grader from Largo, Florida had to spell the word "psammophile" (meaning "an organism that prefers or thrives in sandy soils or areas") in order to win the $50,000 prize, an

Shopify’s Shop app introduces a new ‘Shop Cash’ rewards program
36TechCrunch / 8h
Shopify’s Shop app is introducing a new rewards program called Shop Cash, the e-commerce platform announced on Friday. The new program is funded by Shopify and earns shoppers 1% back on purchases made using its Shop Pay online checkout service. Once a purchase is made, shoppers will see their rewards appear in their Shop Pay wallets in the Shop app. These rewards can be redeemed on future purchas

JetBlue Offers Spirit’s New York LaGuardia Slots To Frontier
32One Mile at a Time / 8h
I think it’s safe to say that JetBlue really wants government approval for its takeover of Spirit… JetBlue & Frontier announce slot divestiture agreement In July 2022, a $3.8 billion merger between JetBlue and Spirit was announced. The challenge is that the two airlines are facing major regulatory hurdles, as the Department of Justice is suing to block this merger . If the merger is approved, Jet

Apple's AirTag 4-pack is just $80 right now
Engadget / 8h
If you've been debating whether to pick up some Apple AirTags, now might be the time finally to go for it. The AirTag 4-pack currently has a 20 percent discount , dropping from $100 to $80. Not only does this bring the pack close to its all-time-lowest price, but it makes each AirTag only $20 — $8 less than buying one on its own. So, in a sense, it's a buy three get the fourth free sale, with fou

What to do if PCOS symptoms are impacting your sex life
Mashable / 8h
Our sex lives can be a complex, wonderful part of our identities, but they can also bring anxiety and discomfort. This is particularly true of female-identifying people who suffer from polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) — like myself — a hormonal condition that affects the functioning of someone's ovaries, amongst other things . PCOS misinformation is rife on social media, making it difficult to

Faster SSDs are finally coming, but your motherboard might not be ready
40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
One of the things I saw most at Computex 2023 was the number of PCIe 5.0 SSDs that were on display, all of which should be hitting the market in the next few months, and for a lot of gamers, their PC builds might not be ready to handle the cooling that you're going to need to use them effectively (or safely). From MSI to Adata and XPG, and even Patriot memory, the number of PCIe 5.0 SSDs coming t

What to expect from watchOS 10 at WWDC 2023
Mashable / 8h
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is looming over us. On Monday, Apple will hold a keynote event introducing all the new hardware and software folks have been speculating about for weeks — and it looks like wearables just might be front and center. Apple's mixed-reality headsets will undoubtedly take up plenty of space at the WWDC, but it's the beloved Apple Watch (yes, I am biased)

Man dives head-first through a giant water balloon in glorious slow motion
Mashable / 8h
It's June, and in the world of slow motion YouTube videos that can only mean one thing: It's time for The Slow Mo Guys to fill up another giant water balloon and send Dan plunging into it. Giant water balloon videos have long been a summer staple of the YouTube duo, with past don't-try-this-at-home examples including Dan being crushed by one , Dan being crushed between two , and Dan being submerg

Apple Logic Pro for iPad: Five cool new ways to make music
Mashable / 8h
Apple's Logic Pro is an app that's permanently on my "learn how to use properly" list. I'd like to get into it more and start really using it to make some music, but I can never find the time. Fortunately, Apple has just made it a little more user friendly with an all-new version that's tailored to the iPad. It's still very powerful and can get very complex, but being able to manipulate tracks an

What to expect from Apple's big MacBook Air announcement at WWDC 2023
Mashable / 8h
Rumors and leaks have been flying around about what Apple plans to show at WWDC 2023 next week. While there's sure to be a ton of focus on things like Apple's long-rumored mixed-reality headset , let's take a moment to talk about MacBook. It'd be a shame to forget about it. Specifically, it sounds like we're going to hear about the follow-up to last year's outstanding M2 MacBook Air . Will we get

'Primo' review: The best new sitcom of 2023, hands down
Mashable / 8h
When it comes to watching TV, few things are better than starting a brand-new series that knows itself right from the beginning. We've seen it in recent comedies like Abbott Elementary and The Other Two , both of which arrived on the scene with an already-distinct tone and ensemble casts that gelled instantly. Now, coming-of-age comedy Primo picks up the torch with a delightful first season, all

Get a 3-month stackable subscription to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for under $30
Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of June 2, get a three-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Apps for just $29.99 — that's 87% off list price. Digital artists may not need to buy new tubes of paint or fresh pens, but art software can get expensive. If you’re paying every month, even a low price can start to add up. If you want to cut costs without losing any of the tools you rely on, get the Adobe Creative Cloud

How to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix race online
Mashable / 8h
Don't miss a second of the action during the 2023 Formula 1 racing season. Shop these deals to watch online: BEST OVERALL VPN ExpressVPN (1 year + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) $6.67/month (save $6.28/month) (opens in a new tab) MOST AFFORDABLE VPN CyberGhost VPN (2 years + 2 months) (opens in a new tab) $2.19/month (save $10.80/month) (opens in a new tab) BEST PREMIUM VPN NordVPN Standard (2 ye

This top-rated golf simulator is on sale for under $180
Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of June 2, get the SwingLogic SLX MicroSim golf simulator for just $179.97 — that's 18% off list price. Can't tag along with your dad every time he asks you to hit the green? You can make it up for all those missed dates by bringing the golf course to him instead. A golf simulator like the SwingLogic SLX MicroSim lets him play a realistic game of golf anytime and anywhere, allowing him

A lifetime subscription to the Travel Hacker Bundle is on sale for under $160
Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of June 2, get Dollar Flight Club and Rosetta Stone lifetime subscriptions, plus a VPN and more, for only $159.99 — that's 91% off with code VACATION20. Sure, you could get dad an all-expenses-paid vacation to somewhere tropical this Father's Day...but that might be slightly out of your price range. We're talking cheaper flights for Dad forever with a lifetime subscription to Dollar Fli

Save $690 on this razor-thin refurbished MacBook Air
Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of June 2, get this refurbished Apple MacBook Air for only $309.99 — a 68% discount on list price. Are you gearing up for a summer of side hustling? If you have a long to-do list for the upcoming season, you're going to need a dependable computer. And if you want to make sure you also get to enjoy some vitamin D and get away, a lightweight laptop is probably the way to go. If your walle

The best Netflix movies of 2023, so far...
Mashable / 8h
Not sure what to watch, stream-king? Have you already blown through everything on your watchlist and now you're pouting on the couch? Well, pout no longer! Streaming giants are always churning out new stuff for you to watch, and 2023 has been a banner year. From sports documentaries and gritty thrillers to cuddly family adventures and fantastical dramedies, Netflix has dropped a great crop of new

'Past Lives' review: A winsome romance for the ages arrives
Mashable / 8h
Sundance buzz can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can get an indie a sweet acquisition deal, critical praise, and even Oscar talk. On the other hand, "Sundance buzz" can backfire, serving as a short-hand for pretentious, navel-gazing drama that can't thrive out of Park City. Past Lives was one of the most talked-about titles out of Sundance 2023, but it was not made available to critics

The best — and worst — social media apps in 2023 (so far)
Mashable / 8h
For a bunch of people who supposedly hate social media, we sure do spend a lot of time on it. Just 33 percent of U.S. adults have "some or a lot" of trust in social media, according to a late 2022 report from the Pew Research Center , and people who spend time on social media are more likely to experience mental health problems , including depression. According to BroadbandSearch, an independent

The best memes of 2023 (so far)
Mashable / 8h
Memes , the lifeblood the internet. The easiest way to make a joke online in the moment and the sort of joke that makes you think, "oh, I forgot about that" once the moment has passed. Somehow, the year is already halfway over, so it's time to collect all the best memes from the first six months of 2023. You might've forgotten about these already. It's been a good year, thus far, for memes about

Chase United Airlines Credit Card Limited Time Offers
One Mile at a Time / 8h
Chase and United have a suite of co-branded credit cards . We’ve just seen some new welcome offers rolled out on the personal versions of these cards, so I wanted to go over the details. Admittedly I wouldn’t really prioritize racking up United MileagePlus miles in light of the recent devaluation , but the offers are still worth being aware of. Chase United MileagePlus credit card offers Chase an

Viral Video Shows U.S. Navy Weapon System Targeting A Civilian Plane, Here's What Happened
SlashGear / 8h
A viral video seemingly showed a U.S. military anti-aircraft gun aiming at a civilian passenger plane, but luckily, the plane was never under any threat.

Rocket Lab delays its Venus atmospheric probe mission
Engadget / 9h
Last year, Rocket Lab announced that it would embark on an ambitious mission to send a small probe to Venus to hunt for organic molecules in its atmosphere. The launch was supposed to happen in May 2023, but now Rocket Lab has confirmed that it's "not imminent," TechCrunch has reported. While company didn't provide a new date, a research paper published in July 2022 states that a "backup launch w

Microplastics are everywhere. What does that mean for our immune systems?
21MIT Technology Review / 9h
This article is from The Checkup, MIT Technology Review’s weekly biotech newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Thursday, sign up here . Microplastics are pretty much everywhere you look. These tiny pieces of plastic pollution, less than five millimeters across, have been found in human blood, breast milk , and placentas . Yes, they are in our drinking water and the air we breathe. But the

Elon Musk's Twitter loses second trust and safety chief
92BBC News - Technology / 9h
Ella Irwin is the second person to leave the role since Mr Musk bought Twitter in October 2022.

Save On Air France-KLM Flights With Amex Offers
100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The Amex Offers program has just rolled out a great new targeted offer for the purchase of Air France-KLM flights, which could be worth considering for anyone planning travel. We saw this offer a couple of times in 2022, so it’s nice to see it return for 2023. Spend $1,000+ with Air France-KLM, save $200 With a new targeted Amex Offers deal, you can receive a $200 statement credit when you spend

Diablo 4 players on PS5 are having a hard time logging in
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
It looks like Diablo 4 has gotten off to a refreshingly smooth early access launch period across most platforms. Well, unless you're on PS5. Some players are reporting that, despite having purchased Diablo 4 's Deluxe or Ultimate editions , they're struggling to get past the login phase for the four-day early access period. When attempting to log in, players are being met with an error message th

Star Wars Jedi: Suvivor’s joke boss is surprisingly lethal, according to new stats
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
EA has unveiled a host of stats, outlining exactly what players have been up to in the recent action RPG Star Wars Jedi: Survivor . A quick read of the data shows something troubling, however. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor ’s laughably weak joke boss, Rick the Door Technician, has killed 489 players – an impressive feat for a boss who is on par with one of the weakest enemy types in the game. I rememb

Now Meta is forcing all its employees back to the office
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Meta is the latest technology company telling its workers to come back to the office in what now appears to be an industry standard routine of three days per week. The company has reportedly started to notify employees of the changes, which would primarily affect those workers already spending some of their time in the office - with those on a remote working contract look not to be affected. Meta

Apple Is Stepping Into the Metaverse. Will Anyone Care?
32NYT > Technology / 9h
Interest in the futuristic, immersive digital world is fading just as Apple plans to debut a virtual reality device.

Hard Fork: AI Extinction Risk and Nvidia’s Trillion-Dollar Valuation
NYT > Technology / 9h
“It’s like if you were told that there’s going to be a world-conquering dictator and it’s Mr. Bean.”

A bigger battery and three rows of seats for US-market VW ID Buzz
35Ars Technica - All content / 10h
Enlarge / The Buzz is an electric interpretation of the classic T2 from 1950. (credit: Volkswagen) Good news, everyone—it's almost Volkswagen ID Buzz time. The electric minivan loved even by people who hate cars went into production in Europe last year, but only the short-wheelbase, five-seat version. Ars spent some time driving one in Denmark , where we discovered it to be quite charming but nee

How Big Is The Three-Row Volkswagen ID. Buzz EV?
SlashGear / 10h
The VW ID.Buzz electric van is one of the most exciting vehicles from Volkswagen in quite some time. Now, a three-row version for the U.S. has been announced.

NestAway, once valued at over $225 million, sells for $11 million
47TechCrunch / 11h
PropTech firm Aurum is acquiring NestAway, a once high-flying Indian startup operating in the same space, for up to $10.9 million, in a deal that marks a near complete erosion in value for the startup’s investors. Eight-year-old NestAway raised $115 million over the years and was valued at $227 million in a funding round in 2019. The startup counts Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, Goldman Sac

Volkswagen targets cool with a new American-sized ID.Buzz
71TechCrunch / 11h
It’s been far too long and yet you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. After years of impatient waiting, the U.S. version of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz finally made its debut Thursday in Huntington Beach, California. When pitted against the European spec bus — which is already on sale — everything about this version of the automaker’s electric van is bigger. America loves nostalgia and big vehicle

VW unveils the larger ID.Buzz electric van headed to North America
Engadget / 11h
Volkswagen has finally unveiled the version of the ID.Buzz electric van that's destined for North America, and there's more to it than you might think. The three-row design with two extra seats is clearly the main draw for roadtrippers and growing families, but this isn't just a stretched version of the modern Microbus. It boasts a larger 91kWh battery (versus 82kWh for the two-row), a more power

Puneet Chandok, AWS India and South Asia head, has resigned
20TechCrunch / 12h
Puneet Chandok, the head of AWS in India and South Asia, has resigned, according to two sources familiar with the matter, a surprise move just weeks after the cloud giant pledged to invest over $12 billion in India by 2030 . Chandok, who served as the President of AWS India and South Asia, joined the e-commerce group four years ago, according to his LinkedIn. His last day at Amazon’s cloud unit i

Quordle today - hints and answers for Friday, June 2 (game #494)
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
It's time for your daily dose of Quordle hints - now with added Daily Sequence answers! Yes, that's right: the makers of Quordle have a new game, which sees you complete four Wordle puzzles consecutively. The twist is that the letters you've already used on the first game are repeated on the second and so on. It's good fun, but also difficult - so if you already find yourself searching for Wordle

Twitter's head of safety and content moderation has left the company
Engadget / 12h
Twitter has lost another head of trust and safety after Elon Musk purchased the company last year. According to Reuters , Ella Irwin, the website's top executive for content moderation has resigned. Fortune has also reported earlier that her company Slack account has already been deactivated. While Irwin has confirmed her resignation to both organizations, she didn't elaborate on the reason for h

iPhone in India: Foxconn to manufacture smartphones in Karnataka by April 2024
200+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Apple's decision to manufacture iPhones in India aims at diversifying away from China

Powerful AI ban possible, UK government adviser warns
92BBC News - Technology / 12h
Systems above a certain power may need to be stopped, a member of the government's AI Council says.