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Google builds an unemployment application portal for New York

200+Engadget / 3h
The state of New York has teamed up with Google to build an online portal for unemployment applications that’s much more reliable than the Department of Labor’s old one. Local governments all over the country have to deal with what the agency calls an “unprecedented spike” in unemployment insurance applications due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state had to partner up with tech companies to be

Beware - these 'free apps' might end up costing you thousands

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Millions of mobile users have been warned they could be at risk of being scammed out of money as part of a major app fraud campaign. Research from Sophos has revealed that "fleeceware" apps, which look to con users by exploiting free trial loopholes, are more widely-spread than originally thought. The security firm believes that millions of iOS users have already installed such apps on their devi

Huawei Mate 40 to use free-form lenses, Kirin 1020

Huawei Apple 120HzSlashGear / 50min
The Huawei P40 has just been announced and, naturally, the rumor mill for this year’s next Mate flagship has already started turning. Huawei’s phones have consistently taken the top spots in photography benchmarks and reviews but Huawei seems to be far from done. Its next trick isn’t going to be about the imaging sensor. Instead, it will put the focus … Continue reading


Rocket Report: Electron’s crazy mid-air test, SLS work delayed for “weeks”

Ars Technica / 11min
Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (credit: SpaceX ) Welcome to Edition 2.39 of the Rocket Report! We're celebrating a huge milestone this weekend, with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13. We'll have more coverage of that on Ars, so keep your eyes open. In the meantime, the launch industry continues to move along in fits and starts despite the spread

Google Meet is Hangouts Meet’s new name, everything else is the same

Hangouts Google MeetSlashGear / 15min
It is perhaps a running joke by now that Google just can’t settle on a single messaging app or service for long. It has gone through quite a number of them, enough to confuse even the most ardent of Google’s followers. That has happened yet again now that Hangouts Meet, G Suite’s video conferencing product, has officially been rebranded to … Continue reading

Bong Joon-ho's 'The Host' is the perfect companion to 'Parasite'

Mashable / 15min
Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning movie Parasite just arrived on Hulu Wednesday, which is fantastic and you should definitely watch that if you haven't already. But that's not the only Bong movie that's been newly added to the service. A few of his older movies are also now on Hulu, including The Host . The 2006 film is a gripping story of a family caught in the middle of a crisis involving

Sick of super intense at-home workouts? Try retro fitness videos instead.

Mashable / 15min
The at-home workout videos many have come to rely upon during social distancing often fit the same mold: pack as much high-intensity, fat "torching" or "blasting" exercise as possible into as little time as possible. It's effective, and it's short — but often, it's miserable. The videos themselves advertise this as a good thing, with descriptors like "brutal" beckoning in the YouTube titles. It d

Does Vaping Raise Your Risk of Covid-19 Symptoms?

Wired / 16min
There are no studies yet, but reports showing heightened dangers for tobacco smokers and lung damage from vaping are raising alarms for doctors and parents.

Short Fiction: ‘Rules of Special Measures’ by Ben Fountain

Wired / 16min
“So was it really so terrible living without those 800-thread-count sheets, that lovely Danish-modern chest of drawers?”

9 ways Disney theme parks will be different when they reopen

The Points Guy / 16min
For the first time in history, all Disney theme parks around the world have been closed for multiple weeks. The parks will remain closed for, well, who knows how long. Disney has used the term “indefinite,” so while we don’t know when exactly the parks will reopen, we know they’ll probably look different when they do. Visit TPG’s guide to all coronavirus news and updates Based on what we’ve seen

Cheap Bluetooth speaker deals: Ultimate Ears sales offer big savings this weekend

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These cheap Bluetooth speaker deals are here just in time for the Easter weekend, meaning you can save big on Ultimate Ears models right now. With deals and sales available across the range, we've been scouring all your favourite shops to bring you the best prices going this weekend. The cheapest Bluetooth speaker deals available this weekend fall to the Wonderboom range. Powerful and compact, th

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite listed on official Samsung site

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 33min
The low-cost Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Android tablet has been leaking a lot lately, with the most recent leak coming from Samsung itself. The slate has been listed on a number of Samsung support pages , as spotted by Twitter leaker @MaxJmb . The listings are on Samsung’s official UK and Irish sites among others. The presence of these pages confirms that the slate exists and is indeed called the

What Is Zoombombing, and How Can You Stop It?

How-To Geek / 33min
Amidst the global pandemic that is COVID-19 (which definitely isn’t caused by 5G), more people are working remotely and using Zoom for video-conferencing. However, they’re facing a security issue called “Zoombombing.” What is this, and how can you stop it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 gets a stability update – but reports claim it’s breaking some MacBooks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
Apple has deployed a supplemental update for the problematic macOS Catalina 10.15.4 , fixing some issues – albeit not the most pressing ones, and the worrying thing is, we’ve seen multiple reports popping up online of this update causing fresh problems, from failing to install, to allegedly bricking machines. This certainly seems like echoes of what we’ve seen in recent times with Microsoft badly

EA's FIFA 20 tournament pits real footballers against each other

56Engadget / 43min
EA Sports has launched a FIFA 20 esports soccer tournament to raise cash for coronavirus charities, featuring some of the biggest teams and players in Europe. The Stay and Play Cup will be streamed on EA’s Twitch channel and match up teams like Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. The fun angle is that real footballers from those clubs like Trent Alexander-Arno

Stuck in traffic with a plane to catch — reader mistake story

The Points Guy / 44min
Today I want to share a story from TPG reader Stanza , who almost missed her flight thanks to morning rush hour: About a year ago, I took a trip from my home near Orlando (MCO) to Atlanta (ATL). I’m lucky to be able to work from home on most days, and if I do go into the office, I normally wait until lunchtime to avoid morning rush hour traffic. I have had both Clear and TSA PreCheck for a few ye

Facebook rolls out a Quiet Mode so it doesn't stress you out quite so much

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Good news if you've been finding Facebook's mobile notifications a little on the aggressive side – the social network is rolling out a new Quiet Mode feature that lets you mute alerts during certain parts of the day. It's part of Facebook's ongoing response to the coronavirus outbreak we're living through, and comes with some other wellbeing tools such as tips and resources from the World Health

Remote working: the need for leadership

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At very short notice, recent events have forced businesses across the globe to change how they work. Sure, many organisations have offered some degree of remote working for a number of years now, but to be in a position where the entire workforce has to suddenly work from home is challenging even for the most prepared. Remote working has moved from being a “nice to have” to a “must-have,” and at

Best Dolby Atmos movies and soundtracks

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Dolby Atmos is one of the most exciting additions you can bring to your home cinema arsenal. What started life as a high-end public cinema sound system can now be easily replicated at home thanks to the best Dolby Atmos speakers and Atmos-enabled soundbars, and receiver systems. So what exactly is Dolby Atmos ? A new way of mixing film, TV and gaming audio, it’s an object-based sound technology,

‘Love Wedding Repeat’ makes a mess of a familiar premise

Mashable / 1h
Anyone can make an alternate reality movie by simply posing the question “But what if THIS happened?” Doing so with elegance requires more thought: You need a sliding door, a hereditary time-travel gene , a sports almanac in the wrong hands. Sadly, Netflix's Love Wedding Repeat has none of those things, and nothing substantive to replace them. Written and directed by Dean Craig, Love Wedding Repe

Unlock access to precious online entertainment with this VPN on sale

VPN Facebook 824Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: A two-year subscription to ProtonVPN is on sale for $6.63 per month as of April 10, saving you $81 on list price. The online world is full of restrictions and blockades, and most of these serve an important purpose. It's not always the case though, and some barriers are meant to be broken. When it comes to online entertainment, and specifically streaming, you can open up a whole new world

iPad Pro (2020) review: A worthy update for creatives, but still no laptop killer

24Mashable / 1h
iPad Pro (2020) $Starting at $799 View Product The Good Fast performance • Trackpad support • Dual cameras • Long battery life • True Tone display The Bad Expensive • No Portrait mode on rear cameras • Accessories aren't included The Bottom Line Based on performance alone, there's no denying the new iPad Pro is the best one you can buy. But with fairly subtle upgrades overall, it's only worth spe

Coronavirus: Google data suggests park visits rose on weekend

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Warm weather saw an increase in park visits last weekend, but overall activity was lower than usual.

Best subscription boxes: the finest treats with monthly and weekly home delivery

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Real-world shopping isn't exactly on the cards right now and there's always something special about getting some surprise post – which is why we've rounded up the best subscription boxes you can sign up to right now. Our subscription picks cover a wide range of subjects, including vinyl, camera film, comics and healthy meals. So whatever your tastes and hobbies, you'll likely find something that'

Samsung Galaxy S30 could have an in-screen camera

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We’ve been waiting years for a non-concept phone with an in-screen camera and the Samsung Galaxy S30 – or Samsung Galaxy S21 as it might be called – could be the first to arrive. That's according to @UniverseIce (a leaker with a good track record), who tweeted that Samsung is "considering" this and is in the process of "evaluating the feasibility of the technology." So it sounds like the presence

Robots Welcome to Take Over, as Pandemic Accelerates Automation

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Broad unease about losing jobs to machines could dissipate as people focus on the benefits of minimizing close human contact.

Selected Apple TV Plus shows are now free for anyone to watch

Tim Cook Apple iPhone32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple has joined the likes of Amazon and HBO in making some of its programming free to watch while we're all stuck indoors sheltering from the new coronavirus – you can now tune into selected Apple TV Plus shows without the monthly subscription. As Variety reports, the shows you can now view free of charge include wildlife doc The Elephant Queen, drama series Little America, and all eight creepy

Save $40 on this pushup machine and start working out at home

20Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Don't let social distancing stop you from working out. Get this at-home push up machine for $89.99, a 30% savings as of April 10. Traditional push-ups are super beneficial for building upper body, lower back, and core strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, shoulders, and even your abs. That is, if you do them in the proper form. A quick glimpse through your Instagram feed durin

These fun electric bikes are on sale and can shrink your carbon footprint

20Mashable / 2h
Adding an electric bike to your life is a great way to lessen your carbon footprint, sneak in some exercise to your daily routine, and save both time and money. Plus, they are pretty dang fun. Not to mention, while we're stuck sheltering in place, they're also a fun way to have an outdoor adventure — in non-crowded areas, of course. If you are interested in scoring an electric bike, then look no

Name your price and get more than 100 hours of cybersecurity training

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TL;DR: You don't have to pay a fortune to learn more about information technology. In fact, you can get this Cybersecurity Bundle for super cheap as of April 10. How many times have you said you wanted to expand your knowledge in information technology, but just didn't have the time or money to do so? Meet the Pay What You Want: Cybersecurity Bundle, which includes nine courses and 108 hours of t

Learn all about Adobe InDesign for less than $40

24Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Get creative with The 2020 Adobe InDesign CC Master Class Bundle for $39.99, am 81% savings as of April 10. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak , Adobe has decided to offer up some of their most popular creative apps for free to students and current subscribers. Besides Photoshop and Illustrator, the industry-leading layout and page design software for print and digital media — Adobe InDesign — i

Facebook's new 'Quiet Mode' lets you take a break from Facebook

Facebook Quiet Mode100Mashable / 2h
With more than 1.6 billion daily active users, Facebook has become an inescapable part of our lives. And, as useful as it can be, there's also the danger of it taking over too much of our time; if you're a Facebook user, check out app usage statistics on your phone and you'll know what I mean. This is why a new Facebook feature for mobiles, called Quiet Mode, feels particularly important. Announc

Google Pixel 4a specs leaked in full and suggest an upgrade in all ways but one

Google Pixel 4A XL36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Google Pixel 4a could be landing soon, but there might not be many surprises when it does: a complete specs list has leaked, painting the picture of a competent mid-ranger and one that’s an improvement in almost every way on the Google Pixel 3a . According to 9to5Google , the Pixel 4a will have a 5.81-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen, which would make it both larger and slightly higher resolution

ESPN will give its racing fans an esports fix

77Engadget / 2h
With all motorsports on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic — including Formula 1, Formula E and IndyCar — the only experiences available are virtual . Disney’s ESPN is set to elevate that a notch by launching a virtual racing series from Torque Esports. The series feature the All-Star Cup, pitting racers from Formula, Formula E, IndyCar and others against top sim racers, and the Legends Trophy. Th

Get 60GB of data with these Vodafone SIM only deals from only £8.50 per month

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Big data SIM only deals are great. They take away the fears of that dreaded "you've used up all your data" text each and every month. However, it will come as no surprise that they are often pretty pricey. But for those looking for something on Vodafone, a pretty great offer has just emerged. It comes in two forms, both offering 60GB of data at a price of £20 a month. That in itself is a strong p

Coronavirus: Teachers in Singapore stop using Zoom after 'lewd' incidents

Google US Employees Zoom1KBBC News - Technology / 3h
A secondary school home-based geography lesson in Singapore was hijacked by two men.

Robots stand-in for graduating students and other news

97BBC News - Technology / 3h
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

Could streaming app Quibi change how we watch films?

68BBC News - Technology / 3h
Talking Movies' Tom Brook looks at the mobile-first streaming platform.

How to re-watch Joe Wicks' PE workout from Fancy Dress Friday April 10

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Welcome to PE with Joe Wicks on Good Friday - and as you might have guessed, it's Fancy Dress Friday. Get yourself dressed up and scroll on down to the workout below, and get jumping with an incredibly-sweaty Joe Wicks to help mitigate all the chocolate you'll be guzzling. Remember to bookmark this page if you're a regular PE with Joe Wicks fan - we'll be embedding the live video every day. if yo

Coronavirus: Mobile data helps Norway track cases

BBC News - Technology / 4h
A mobile operator is using anonymised phone location data to help track the virus.

Embracing EdTech in a post-lockdown world

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More than a billion children are currently out of school with no return date. As we enter another month with educational institutions around the world in lockdown, it has become clear that the Covid-19 outbreak has the potential to forever change not just how we learn, but how we think about learning. While the world’s schools, colleges and universities may be closed, education must go on. This i

Singapore Bars Teachers from Using Zoom After Reports of 'Zoom Bombings'

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Amid mounting privacy concerns and reports of trolls attacks, Singapore has temporarily banned teachers from employing the video-conferencing tool Zoom, Reuters reports . The country’s Ministry of Education also announced Friday that it’s launching inquiries into several “very serious incidents” wherein students were… Read more...

Report: MediaTek sprucing up its processors for benchmark tests

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CPU benchmark manipulation is not a new controversy in the mobile industry. There have been several instances in the past, and the latest in the series is MediaTek. The Taiwanese SoC maker has been accused of sprucing up its chipset’s performance when it detects a benchmark software is being run on it. The Allegation AnandTech , who uncovered the fact, grew suspicious when it found oddly surprisi

Honor 30 release date, news and leaks

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The Honor 30 release date is imminent, as the phone is set to be announced on April 15, likely alongside the higher-end Honor 30 Pro and possibly also the lower-end Honor 30 Lite. Ahead of that, a number of leaks and rumors have emerged, giving us a good idea of the likely specs. We’ve even seen leaked images of the devices. You’ll find all that below, along with everything we know about the avai

Don't settle for anything less than this VPN

VPN Facebook 860Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.61 per month, saving you 49% on list price. We know it can be tempting to always go for the cheapest deal on offer, but this can cause problems further down the line. Sometimes it's much better to spend a little more, especially if you're getting the best. ExpressVPN is one of the most expensive VPN services, but it boasts a set of fe

14 Tips for Acing Your Next Videoconference Job Interview

81Wired / 5h
Prospective boss wants to video-chat over Zoom? Here's how to make an impression when your F2F is not IRL.

Apple makes some of its originals available for free

100+Engadget / 5h
In case you’ve already blown through some of the free content streaming from sources like HBO , Comcast and others, Apple is also cracking open its TV+ library. As long as you have a device with the Apple TV app, there are a few series and movies for you to check out at no cost by clicking right here . Series: Little America, Servant, For All Mankind, Dickinson Film: The Elephant Queen Kids Serie

Google approved to trigger undersea internet cable from US to Taiwan

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed Google can be allowed to operate a portion of an undersea internet cable running between the US and Taiwan. Funded in part by Google and Facebook, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) connects Los Angeles to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Until now, US regulators have blocked its activation over fears the project could jeopardise

Next Galaxy Buds could feature noise cancelling to rival AirPods Pro

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The successor earbuds to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus could get a long-awaited perk – noise cancelling – and launch alongside the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 20 . That’s according to a new report out of Korea, which also supports the claims that the new name will be the Galaxy Buds...Beans. Why? If you caught the recent leak that revealed renders of the new look, the answer is obvious: they’v

LG 2020 NanoCell lineup brings 8K and 4K LCD TV to the US

SlashGear / 6h
It may sound a bit wrong or inappropriate but recent events may have been the break that the home entertainment and consumer electronics markets have direly needed for the past years. Streaming subscriptions and product sales have gone up as people prepare to get locked up inside their homes for days even weeks. It is, of course, an opportune time … Continue reading

Motorola Razr now comes in Blush Gold, still costs like gold

Motorola Razr Blush GoldSlashGear / 7h
The hype around foldable seems to have died down a bit, partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and probably because of the price that they demand. Even the cheapest ones that only have a small foldable screen cost more than $1,400. With a price that’s almost like gold, you might want your fancy foldable phone to also look the part. … Continue reading

OnePlus 8 design has been unveiled in shock pre-launch move

OnePlus 8 Pete Lau81TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Does OnePlus want us to watch the OnePlus 8 launch on April 14? After revealing its 120Hz display , Snapdragon 865 chipset and wireless charging capability , we assumed the company was done teasing us but the company just showed us the phone too. In a post on the OnePlus forums , company CEO Pete Lau revealed some design features of the upcoming OnePlus 8 phone, exploring how the brand's phones h

Way Too Many Americans Are Clueless About Local Stay-at-Home Orders, New Study Finds

500+Gizmodo / 7h
With most of the U.S. population under statewide shelter-in-place mandates to help curb the spread of covid-19, you’d think everyone would have gotten the message to stay at home by now. And you’d be wrong. Read more...

Huawei Mate Xs foldable phones were sold at a loss

SlashGear / 7h
People probably already expect that something as novel and futuristic as a foldable phone would be expensive to make, justifying the expensive price tag slapped on them. What few might have expected, however, is that the price tag may actually be lower than what was needed to profit from them. At least that seems to be the case with Huawei’s … Continue reading

Motorola's Razr is still $1,500 but now you can get it in 'blush gold'

Motorola Razr Blush Gold400+Engadget / 8h
The Motorola Razr is now available in blush gold, in case the only thing that’s keeping you from spending $1,500 on one is the fact that the phone only came in black. While the new option thankfully doesn’t make the foldable device even more expensive, the only difference between it and the basic black version is the color of the back panel and the front chin. It’s still the same Razr we reviewed

The world’s most powerful notebook - with 12 cores and the RTX 2060 - is not at all expensive

Intel AMD DARPA Ryzen61TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 8h
Origin PC has quietly unveiled a new laptop - the EON15-X - that features AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900 processor; a 12-core desktop CPU clocked at 3.1GHz with 24 threads, a TDP of 65W and 64MB L3 cache. It's also not as expensive as you think, costing only $1,828 (about £1,450/AU$2,860) with a $100 discount at checkout. Its processor is the fastest on the market with a TDP of less than 100W - far more powe

Surface Duo teased again by a top Microsoft exec

SlashGear / 8h
Fans may have heard the sad news. The Surface Neo, the device that would have taken them the closest to the Courier dream, is being delayed to 2021. That said, Microsoft isn’t completely abandoned dual-screen dreamers this year. The Microsoft Surface Duo, which runs a modified Android experience, may still be on track. In fact, it may even come earlier … Continue reading

Pixel 4a XL parts on eBay suggest what could have been

Google Pixel 4A XLSlashGear / 9h
The Pixel 4a just recently got its most massive leak yet but while it had almost everything, it was also conspicuously missing one important thing. The larger Pixel 4a XL, the successor of the Pixel 3a XL was missing and has reportedly been scrapped. That may indeed be the case but, fortunately, someone on eBay claims to have a piece … Continue reading

NASA wants your miniature science payload designs for Moon rovers

NASA Moon MSS200+Engadget / 10h
NASA says it could send tiny rovers to the Moon one day in addition to its water ice-hunting VIPER robot that’s scheduled for launch in 2022. Before the agency can do so, though, it has to develop tiny scientific payloads for its tiny rovers — and it needs your help to make that happen. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has launched a crowdsourcing project on HeroX aptly entitled “Honey, I Shrunk

LG's new NanoCell TVs only cost $599, but there's a catch

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LG has just announced the pricing details around its 2020 lineup of premium NanoCell LCD TVs and, surprisingly, they’re super affordable this year. According to the specs sent to TechRadar, the entry-level model - the 55-inch NANO81 - will cost just $599 when it goes on sale in May. That’s $50 cheaper than the current entry-level SM8100, and it could drop even more when we get to the big sales ho

OnePlus 8 design and Glacial Green color officially revealed

OnePlus 8 Pete LauSlashGear / 10h
More of than not, we get our pre-announcement information from unofficial sources like alleged insiders and accidental leaks. There are times, however, when some companies seem to be more than happy to do the teasing themselves. On the one hand, it may limit what the company has left to announce when the day comes. On the other hand, it does … Continue reading

How to cope with the unique pain of synced menstrual cycles in quarantine

82Mashable / 10h
Quarantining during the coronavirus outbreak with my roommates was going well. I live with two friends from college, Madde and Nicole, and we planned out activities and shows to watch together. Things in the outside world may have been very bad, but we did actually manage to make the best of the situation — until we all got our periods at the same time, and the energy in our apartment changed. Me

Coronavirus: Astronauts arrive at ISS after long quarantine

200+BBC News - Technology / 10h
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut docked at the space station after their rocket took off from Kazakhstan.

Obsidian’s Grounded will have a spider-free mode for arachnophobes

Obsidian Grounded ModeSlashGear / 11h
The survival game Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment will have a special mode specifically for people who are scared of spiders. The game developer revealed the news on Twitter in response to a tweet expressing concerns about the in-game spiders. Obsidian refers to this as an ‘arachnophobia mode,’ explaining that it’ll help fans who don’t like spiders but who still want … Continue reading

Amazon to let Twitch streamers hold "watch parties" of Prime content

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Watching someone play a video game while they make inane/stupid/insightful comments has become a big industry, as has illegally streaming pirated content under the guise of playing a video game, so Amazon has decided to combine the two activities with a new program called “Watch Parties” where top-level streamers on… Read more...

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Leave Animals Alone

500+Gizmodo / 11h
Over the weekend, four tigers at the Bronx zoo tested positive for covid-19 . The weird occurrence raised questions about the zoonotic transmission of covid-19. Did Joe Exotic have anything to do with this? (Probably not). Did the tigers contract the virus from human contact? Can the tigers infect humans? How can we… Read more...

LEGO's Super Mario Set Sold out in Less Than a Day---Here's Where You Can Still Get It

20How-To Geek / 11h
Sometimes you blink and miss. We recently told you about a LEGO’s new $59.99 Super Mario set, complete with LCD-powered Mario. The building block company started pre-orders immediately and sold out in less than a day. The good news? You can still pre-order at Target and Walmart. The bad news? You won’t get the add-on gift. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ring's New Alarm System Adds One-Touch Access to Police, Fire, and Medical Services

How-To Geek / 11h
Today, Ring announced an upgraded version of its home security system. The Amazon-owned company says the second-generation Ring alarm hardware is sleeker, smaller, and easier to use. And with one-touch buttons, you can quickly request police, fire, or medical assistance. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Introduces a Braille Keyboard for Android

Google Braille Android20How-To Geek / 11h
Today, Google announced a new keyboard, dubbed TalkBack, for Android. But it’s not like any keyboard the company has introduced before—this one is for Braille users. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LG Releases 2020 NanoCell TVs With Google Assistant, Alexa, and HomeKit Support

How-To Geek / 11h
LG is now selling its NanoCell TVs, which use a filter of nanometer-sized particles to produce lifelike color accuracy. The TVs, which start at $600 and sell in 4K and 8K varieties, are compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Apple AirPlay 2. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Happens If I Find Sunken Treasure?

49How-To Geek / 11h
Many childhood fantasies start to lose their allure once the realism of adulthood sets in. However, even as an adult, it’s hard to deny the appeal of stumbling upon a cache of sunken treasure. Finding valuables that were lost at sea surely would lead to fame and fortune … right? Read This Article on MindBounce ›

[Updated] Microsoft Teams Will Make Group Video Calls Less Painful

46How-To Geek / 11h
Right now, people from all over the world are working from home for the first time. That’s evident by Team’s skyrocketing usage numbers. The service went from 13 million daily active users (DAUs) last July to 32 million DAUs last week to 44 million DAUs now. Amid all that, the service is adding features that might make your next virtual conference call more bearable. Read This Article on Review G

How to View How Much Bandwidth Your AWS EC2 Instances Are Using

How-To Geek / 11h
Amazon charges you when your EC2 instances serve content out to the internet or transfer data between regions. If you’re running a web server on EC2, this can quickly become a major cost. Here’s how to keep track of your bandwidth usage. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Build a Jenkins Build Server

How-To Geek / 11h
Continuous integration and continuous deployment are two of the core principals of DevOps. Automating the build and deployment processes enables software development teams to make smaller changes more often. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

This Stand Turns Your iPad Into a Great Second Monitor for Working From Home

32Gizmodo / 11h
For the past two years, I’ve bounced from city to city, apartment to apartment, confidently migrating my home office without fear of disrupting my workflow. Before coronavirus, I thought I’d figured it out. Read more...

WSJ: Travelex paid ransomware ring $2.3 million

Travelex Nakaboto Bitcoin100+Engadget / 11h
Earlier this year Travelex made news after attackers shut down its computer networks . Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting new details about the incident, including how much the foreign exchange company paid to resolve its problem: $2.3 million in the form of 285 Bitcoin. Travelex found itself crippled after a New Year’s Eve attack, and later confirmed in a statement that its network was off

It’s ‘bullshit’ that VCs are open for business right now (but that could change in a month)

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Earlier today, to get a sense of what’s happening in the land of venture capital, the law firm Fenwick & West hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with New York investors Hadley Harris, a founding general partner with Eniac Ventures; Brad Svrluga, a co-founder and general partner of Primary Ventures; and Ellie Wheeler, a partner with Greylock. Each investor is experiencing the coronavirus-drive

Why View From The Wing Will Still Be Here – No Matter How Bad The Recession Gets

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Travel has been very good to me, though as you can imagine like any other travel business there isn't very much revenue coming in to View From The Wing right now. Here's why View From The Wing will be here in 3 months, 6 months, a year and beyond - even if not another dollar comes in the door - and why we won't lay off anyone, either. (Ok, this last one is easy, it's because we don't have anyone

28 of the most beautiful hotel pools around the world

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It’s spring, and unlike in the past, the world is spending time at home in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Nevertheless, there are still beautiful destinations to look forward to visiting in the future. Related: Skipping the commute? 4 ways to use that time to improve a future trip To take your mind off things, we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful hotel pools around th

Google Assistant smart speakers can now directly play audiobook samples

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If you own a Google Nest or Google Home smart speaker and use it to listen to audiobooks while at home, you’ll find the product’s latest support particularly useful: samples. As of now, Google Nest and Home speakers can be used to download and listen to audiobook samples before the user purchases the product, giving them a chance to hear … Continue reading

Should we teach children about quantum computing?

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For parents with the money, companies are offering courses in cutting-edge technology, but are they worth it?

Google Meet’s premium features are now free through Sept. 30th

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Google is extending the amount of time its premium video chat features will be available to schools and other organizations. The company’s newly-renamed Google Meet software will now be open to all G Suite customers through Sept. 30th. The company had previously announced premium features for Meet would be available to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers through July 1st. Premium feat

Buying a fun shower curtain is an easy way to brighten your home

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If you've been isolating yourself at home due to COVID-19, there's a good chance you're growing tired of your same old surroundings. Once the novelty of staying inside wears off, the social distancing lifestyle can start to feel a bit lonely, boring, and monotonous. If you're looking for a cheap, simple way to make your living space more exciting, we have a somewhat unconventional suggestion: Buy

This KitchenAid Immersion Blender Is At Its Lowest Price Since Black Friday

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Your VPN could be putting working from home at risk

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Security officials from the UK and US have revealed that a growing number of cybercriminals and other malicious groups are exploiting the coronavirus outbreak for their own personal gain. In a recently published joint advisory , the UK's National Cyber Security Centre ( NCSC ) and the US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency ( CISA ) warned that cybercriminals

Twitch Watch Parties beta feature with Prime Video expands in US

SlashGear / 12h
Late last year, streaming platform Twitch announced a new upcoming feature called Watch Parties that enables groups of people to watch the same show together, though they’re located in different places from each other. The feature was first tested with a small number of creators who could use Watch Parties to stream select Prime Video content with their communities. Many … Continue reading

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Leading Women on Strong Friendships and the Aerith/Tifa Discourse

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Coming into Final Fantasy VII Remake , voice actresses Britt Baron and Briana White—the women behind two of Final Fantasy ’s most beloved female characters, Tifa and Aerith—knew they were grappling with a long, expectant