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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Cops Terrorize Black Family but Blame License Plate Reader for Misidentifying 'Stolen' Vehicle

16KGizmodo / 9h
The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is blaming its license plate reader for misidentifying a “stolen” vehicle after video went viral showing a Black family with young children being menaced and traumatized by several cops. It’s just the latest example of police terror that likely wouldn’t have drawn much… Read more...

Google Play Music will start shutting down in September

Google YouTube Music
1KEngadget / 5h
It’s been a long time coming , but Google is in the final stages of shutting down its longstanding Google Play Music app and service in favor of YouTube Music. The shutdown will start in September in Australia and New Zealand, while the app will stop working in October for the rest of the world. At that point, you won’t be able to stream from the Google Play Music app at all; streaming on the web

The best cheap smart home devices and gadget deals for August 2020

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The best cheap smart home devices that include speakers, light bulbs, security cameras and more.


Twitter scientist who died of COVID-19 turned out to be a hoax. It only gets weirder from there.

Mashable / 12min
What first seemed to be a tragic story — a professor was forced to work in-person and later died from COVID-19 — now seems to be a strange hoax. Multiple reports and information uncovered from online sleuths suggest the Twitter account @Sciencing_Bi, who claimed to be a bisexual professor of Native American descent, may have actually been fake. It appears it was the creation of BethAnn McLaughlin

Ancient DNA From Preserved Cave Lions Reveals They Were a Unique Species

Gizmodo / 26min
A genetic analysis of ice age cave lions shows this species to be distinct from modern lions, ending a long-standing mystery. What’s more, the new evidence suggests these fearsome creatures diverged into two distinct lineages. Read more...

Watch 'The Umbrella Academy' cast test their movie knowledge

20Mashable / 25min
Know Your Role is a card game for only the most dedicated actors. We quizzed all 7 members of "The Umbrella Academy" on their knowledge of films and television shows based on graphic novels. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Jim Carrey , Ellen Page , and The Umbrella Academy

Netflix may acquire unreleased Disney thriller destined for streaming

SlashGear / 27min
Netflix is on the verge of acquiring a new movie from Disney’s 20th Century Studios, a report claims, a transaction that would see the thriller debut on Netflix’s own platform. Called The Woman in the Window, the movie directed by Joe Wright stars Amy Adams — and it is, sadly, the last book adaptation from the Fox 2000 division Disney … Continue reading

Elon Musk: “Highly Likely” Europe Will Get a Smaller Tesla Cybertruck

69Futurism / 29min
Small But Mighty According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the electric car company is “highly likely” to produce a smaller version of its long-awaited Cybertruck for the European market, as Electrek reports . When asked if there will be a smaller version for the EU on Twitter Tuesday morning, Musk responded “highly likely down the road.” Scaled Down One Twitter user suggested that “reducing width is mor

Say "Alexa, Turn off the Lights" With a Smart Plug 2-Pack for $24

36Lifehacker / 35min
Gabba Goods Smart Plugs (2-Pack) | $24 | MorningSave Read more...

Red Sox vs Rays live stream: how to watch the MLB series from anywhere today

25TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
AL East rivals Boston and Tampa square off at The Trop in Florida this week - here's how to watch a Red Sox vs Rays live stream and catch all the MLB action.

It’s Time for a Mid-Year Tax Withholding Checkup

28Lifehacker / 42min
Few things are worse than an unexpected tax bill. If you’re still reeling from a recent tax surprise—or if the upheaval of the past few months has changed your personal circumstances—it may be the perfect time to perform a mid-year checkup of your federal withholding. One way to eliminate the guesswork is by… Read more...

The NSA tells military personnel to avoid using location services

100+Engadget / 43min
The National Security Agency (NSA) has shared new guidance with US military and intelligence personnel, suggesting they take additional precautions to safeguard their location data. The agency argues the information devices and apps collect can pose a national security threat. "Location data can be extremely valuable and must be protected," the agency says in the bulletin spotted by The Wall Stre

Tidy up Your Home With $70 off a Refurbished Dyson V6 Absolute, Cheaper Than Ever

36Gizmodo / 43min
Dyson V6 Absolute | $150 | Newegg Read more...

Galaxy A51 serves up inexpensive 5G ahead of big Note 20 reveal

SlashGear / 56min
5G is slowly spreading across the country, but at the moment, a lot of the phones that support it are on the expensive side. Samsung has started to change that by launching a handful of mid-range devices that have 5G functionality, starting with the release of the Galaxy A71 back in June. Later this week, the A71 will be joined … Continue reading

Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities

85Wired / 55min
Researchers found 18 exploits that take advantage of inconsistencies in the email plumbing most people never think about.

Extreme Heat Could Cause as Many Deaths as All Infectious Diseases Combined

55Gizmodo / 1h
If the world does not curb the rate at which it spews out climate-warming greenhouse gases, the death toll from extreme heat could nearly meet the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined , according to a new study from Climate Impact Lab, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday. Read more...

Use This Email Template to Break Up With Your Book Club

32Lifehacker / 1h
Joining a new group or activity can be refreshing. It’s one of our few opportunities as adults where there’s an opportunity to make new friends and expand our social and/or intellectual circles; it pushes us out of our comfort zone and exposes us to new people and experiences. In short, it’s great—until it isn’t.… Read more...

Baby Boomers Are Experiencing Greater Cognitive Decline Than Previous Generations, Study Finds

90Gizmodo / 1h
Baby boomers are experiencing a sharper drop in cognitive function as they age, relative to previous generations. The findings not only suggest that boomers will be more likely to develop conditions like dementia than past cohorts, but future aging generations may be at a similar heightened risk. Read more...

Android's AirDrop competitor gets publicly released for Pixel and Samsung phones

Google Nearby Share
29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Android’s local wireless sharing feature, Nearby Share, is out to the public, and select phones can swap files and photos AirDrop-style right now.

How to Unlock All the Safes in The Last of Us 2 Without Finding Clues

28Lifehacker / 1h
For fans of The Last of Us 2 , Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the 2013 Game of the Year winner The Last of Us , part of the fun is the depth of its world. Such a feeling is often limited to open world games, those allowing you to explore freely and interact with virtually anything; but where The Last of Us 2 is… Read more...

Software stocks set new records despite earnings, pandemic

200+TechCrunch / 1h
You might have missed it, but amidst the current political-M&A-pandemic-election-disinformation news cycle we find ourselves in this week, SaaS and cloud companies reached new public market records. Yesterday, the Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index closed at 2,035.54, a new record finish for the basket of software companies. And, today, the index broached the 2,040 mark before ceding some ground. The Ex

Harvard study links certain type of childhood trauma with faster aging

SlashGear / 1h
A new study from Harvard University has linked childhood trauma with changes in how fast one experiences biological aging. Known as adverse events in early life, this trauma can vary and include things like neglect, living in poverty, violence in the household, and similar things. Past research has linked these experiences with poor health outcomes later in life; the latest … Continue reading

You can now host a 20,000-person Microsoft Teams meeting

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft's new Advanced Communications plan allows users to host large-scale meetings and events in Teams.

This is what it’s like to fly across the Pacific during COVID

The Points Guy / 1h
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. In This Post The flying experience has been turned upside down since the coronavirus pandemic began affecting trave

Physicist: Knowing How the Universe Will Die Comforts Me

100+Futurism / 1h
Cosmic Acceptance For cosmologist Katie Mack, understanding that the ways that the universe might die provides a sense of comfort and connection with everything around her. Mack, a researcher at North Carolina State University, told BBC News that studying the ways the universe could theoretically end at any moment — or the distant future — gave her a strange sense of peace. “There’s something abo

Apple replaces Phil Schiller with new marketing chief

Apple Phil Schiller
SlashGear / 1h
There’s a shake-up at Apple HQ, with Phil Schiller’s role as marketing chief being taken over by Greg Joswiak. Schiller will be made an Apple Fellow, and remain in charge of the App Store and Apple Events, the Cupertino company confirmed today. He’ll report to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, who said in a statement that he expects Schiller “to provide … Continue reading

Presenting The Endless Doomscroller

53Gizmodo / 1h
This morning, way too early if you ask me, the Gizmodo Slack channel was dosed with acid reality, momentarily shattering a cozy illusion of purpose and the structure of days spent on the internet. I stared down my life, past, present, and future—thanks to The Endless Doomscroller . Read more...

Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of marketing

Apple Phil Schiller
40Ars Technica / 2h
Apple's Phil Schiller discussing new iPhones on stage at one of the events he will continue to oversee. [credit: Apple ] In addition to announcing new iMac models this morning, Apple took to its newsroom PR blog today to announce that prominent executive Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of Worldwide Marketing. However, he will continue on as an "Apple Fellow," and Schiller will st

Chase Launches Two Big New United Credit Card Offers Totaling 160,000 Miles

View from the Wing / 2h
It's been just over a week since Chase launched a 100,000 point Marriott offer. This was a great sign because we hadn’t seen a lot of new elevated offers for rewards cards lately, with people not traveling as much and with people struggling in a down economy. I took the offer, then, as a good sign. And I'm doubly excited then because it wasn't a one-off. Today Chase launched two new offers for th

GoPro Hero 8 Black back down to its lowest price yet at Best Buy

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
This week's GoPro deals have cut the premium Hero 8 Black down back down to its lowest ever price at Best Buy.

Become a Socialist With This CEO Pay Calculator

64Lifehacker / 2h
You’ve probably heard, anecdotally, that Jeff Bezos earns your salary in some absurdly short amount of time—but do you know exactly how short? Well, now there’s a tech CEO salary calculator from SimpleTexting that can give you the infuriatingly precise answer. You can also use it to figure out how quickly Elon Musk… Read more...

Power Up Your Xbox One Controllers Easily With a Handy Charging Station

52Lifehacker / 2h
Xbox One Charging Station | $25 | Amazon Read more...

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

88TechCrunch / 2h
Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and children’s use of mobile devices. The company claims Google repeatedly removed its application from the P

TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains

44Gizmodo / 2h
This week, Star Trek returns to the world of animation with Lower Decks , a new series dedicated to the motley officers who make up the bottom rungs of Starfleet’s finest. It’s a chance to goof on the series at large from the perspective of its unsung heroes —but going back to The Next Generation episode that inspired… Read more...

Power Up Your Xbox One Controllers Easily With a Handy Charging Station

52Gizmodo / 2h
Xbox One Charging Station | $25 | Amazon Read more...

A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons

200+Wired / 2h
A CDC report from a Georgia hot spot illuminates just how easily kids can spread coronavirus, adding to our understanding of kids’ role in transmission.

Apple Replaces Phil Schiller as Its Top Marketing Executive

Apple Phil Schiller
100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Mr. Schiller will be replaced by Greg Joswiak, a longtime executive at the company.

EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy

EU European Google Fitbit
36Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Logo of Google is displayed on a smartphone by logo of Fitbit in Brussels, Belgium on August 4, 2020. (credit: Dursun Aydemir | Andalou Agency | Getty Images ) Regulators in the European Union are launching a deep investigation into Google's proposed acquisition of wearables maker Fitbit after expressing concerns that giving Google access to Fitbit's user data could "distort competition

How to Make Sure Your Mail-In Ballot Isn't Rejected

100+Lifehacker / 2h
With 91 days to go before the November election, there is still so much up in the air. (Who will Joe Biden pick as his running mate? What will voter turnout look like? Will the world end before November?) Some of the biggest questions, though, are around voting by mail. Though some people voted that way in this year’s… Read more...

The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

32Gizmodo / 2h
Just five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy. It’s still an excellent device, but if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet, the new RG350P includes a handful of subtle but excellent upgrades that make it a better handheld in every way, and well worth… Read more...

Apple’s veteran marketing chief Phil Schiller moves to smaller role inside company

Apple Phil Schiller
92TechCrunch / 2h
After more than three decades climbing Apple’s ranks, marketing chief Phil Schiller is taking a step back at the company, being replaced by a long-time product marketing leader inside Apple. Schiller is taking on a new role as an Apple Fellow, where he will continue to lead the App Store and the company’s events, a press release details. Schiller has been with Apple since 1987, serving on the exe

Baldur’s Gate 3 will miss its early access target

Larian Baldur Gate 3
SlashGear / 2h
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic bringing most things to a screeching halt, it seems that development on Baldur’s Gate 3 has been progressing steadily over at Larian Studios. In April, Larian announced that it was still looking at a 2020 launch into early access for Baldur’s Gate 3, before announcing that the game would be available in August. Unfortunately, we need … Continue reading

Super-Earth Exoplanets Could Have Bright-Shining Metallic Atmospheres

200+Futurism / 2h
Metal Clouds A bizarre class of exoplanets called hot super-Earths can appear particularly bright on sky surveys. Astronomers had previously assumed that was because the light was reflecting off vast oceans of lava and glass on their surface, but a team of MIT scientists thinks the brightness comes from a totally-different but equally-weird phenomenon. Their research , published Tuesday in The As

How to Quickly Fact Check Forwarded Messages on WhatsApp

43Lifehacker / 2h
Nobody likes a chain letter. And while you’re probably more used to getting annoying spam from friends and loved ones in your inbox, it’s possible that you’ve received quite a few annoying messages forwarded to you on WhatsApp. Read more...

Is travel feeling like a hassle? Read how TPG handles travel burnout

The Points Guy / 2h
Here at TPG we love to travel, it’s the bread and butter of what we do. From lucky deals to Asia and mileage runs , we spend a pretty good amount of time outside of our office (or at least we did before coronavirus). Our readers are also frequently out in the world whether it be for business or leisure. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsle

Phil Schiller is ending his long reign as Apple's marketing chief

Schiller Apple G. Joswiak
100+Engadget / 2h
Phil Schiller, the longtime face of the iPhone, has a new job. He’s now an Apple Fellow, acting as a top-level adviser after 33 years at the company, where he was a leader in hardware and product marketing. Schiller remains in charge of the App Store and Apple Events, and he reports to CEO Tim Cook. Greg Joswiak, who has been with Apple for more than 20 years, is assuming Schiller’s role as SVP o

WhatsApp Pilots 'Search the Web' Tool for Fact-Checking Forwarded Messages

WhatsApp Search Messages
Gizmodo / 2h
WhatsApp is piloting a new feature meant to support fact-checking of in-app messages by searching their contents on the web, the company announced this week. Read more...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Welds Tablet and Laptop Powers, Now Only $600

Gizmodo / 2h
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Platinum) | $600 | Best Buy Read more...

This outrageous GMA T.50 hypercar is the 21st Century McLaren F1

SlashGear / 3h
When the creator of the McLaren F1 says he has a new hypercar, you stop and pay attention, and when it’s the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 you should probably expect your jaw to hit the ground. Bucking just about every industry trend, the T.50 packs a naturally-aspirated V12, space for three inside, and has a manual transmission. “The T.50 has … Continue reading

Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to a new low today

39Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new low on Apple's AirPods and Qi wireless charging case combo, which is currently available for $140 on Amazon . This deal price is about $60 off Apple's MSRP and roughly $30 off the usual going rate for this model on Amazon. As of this writing, it's only a dollar more than the non-wireless charging SKU as well. We've written ab

T-Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in thousands of cities

T-Mobile Mobile 5G
100+Engadget / 3h
T-Mobile has switched on the first standalone nationwide 5G network in the US. So far in building out their 5G networks, other carriers have done so on top of LTE infrastructure, but this isn’t dependent on existing tech. With this rollout, T-Mobile says its 5G network is now 30 percent larger and is available in 2,000 more towns and cities across the US. The network currently covers 1.3 million

Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook

44Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Students can get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds for just $20 at Best Buy with the purchase of qualifying Chromebooks over $299, as of Aug. 4. As remote learning becomes the norm for more students, the best school supplies they can buy are affordable laptops and reliable headphones . And Best Buy helps you cross both off your list with a combo laptop and earbud offer that fits a

What is Windows Credential Manager?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Windows Credential Manager offers a straightforward way to store your login data in Windows 10.

Finally, Tools to Help You Decide What to Do About School

75Lifehacker / 3h
If you’re still wondering and debating what you’re going to do about school this fall, you’re not alone. For many parents, the deadline to choose among their options—whether it be in-person, all virtual or a hybrid of both—is days away. We’re all weighing the physical risks against mental concerns and the logistical… Read more...

Hyatt’s Brutal Second Quarter Financial Results

One Mile at a Time / 3h
It’s a tough year for the travel industry (and many other industries, for that matter). I’ve written in the past few weeks about the second quarter financial results of some major airlines. Well, this week Hyatt reported its second quarter results, and I wanted to take a look at those as well. In particular, I’m fascinated by the relative performance of different Hyatt hotel brands. Hyatt revenue

Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets

100+Wired / 3h
With access to just 50,000 high-wattage smart devices, attackers could make a bundle off of causing minor fluctuations.

Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy

100+Mashable / 3h
Please form a single file and wait for your turn to be made uncomfortable in a...jazzy way? In the first trailer for Netflix's Ratched , a new series from the team behind American Horror Story, lead Sarah Paulson appears as the iconic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest villain, Nurse Ratched. Paulson begins her origin story rounds with a catty verbal cutdown — "Your fingernails are filthy" — then mo

Logitech now lets you video conference across any platform

Mac Apple Not Charging
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Logitech Swytch keeps meeting rooms tidy by allowing any laptop to connect to a room system's AV equipment using a single USB cable.

AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $140 at Amazon

AirPods Apple Delta
68Engadget / 3h
If you missed the last time Apple’s AirPods with wireless charging case were on sale (early last month), you have another chance to grab them. Amazon has these AirPods for $140 right now, which is roughly $30 lower than the price they’ve been hovering at ($169) and the lowest they’ve ever been. Buy AirPods with wireless charging case at Amazon - $140 These AirPods differ from Apple’s standard one

More thoughts on growing podcasts

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com , a growth marketing team that trains startups in advanced growth, helps hire senior growth marketers and finds vetted growth agencies. He also writes at Julian.com . More posts by this contributor Creating a robust churn-reversal system Use dynamic CTAs to close more B2B leads We’ve aggregated many of the world’s best grow

Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition

EU European Google Fitbit
73NYT > Technology / 3h
Authorities are investigating how Google will use health and wellness data collected from Fitbit’s fitness tracking devices.

Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought

Ancient Mars Covered Ice
41Gizmodo / 3h
Ice sheets, and not rushing rivers, sculpted many Martian valleys, according to scientists. The new research suggests ancient Mars wasn’t as warm and wet as we thought, but an expert we spoke to remains unconvinced. Read more...

Amazon's latest Fitbit deals offer up big savings on cheap fitness trackers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Amazon's Fitbit deals are cutting prices on a range of cheap fitness trackers this week, including the Versa, Ionic, Charge, and Inspire models.

Tidy up Your Home With $70 off a Refurbished Dyson V6 Absolute, Cheaper Than Ever

36Lifehacker / 3h
Dyson V6 Absolute | $150 | Newegg Read more...

Qualified raises $12M to make websites smarter about sales and marketing

Qualified Raises $12M
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Qualified , a startup co-founded by former Salesforce executives Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Swensrud (Qualified’s CEO) said the startup is meant to solve a problem that he faced back when he was CMO at Salesforce. Apparently he’d complain about being “blind,” because he knew so little about who was visiting the Salesforce website. “There could be

Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

100+TechCrunch / 3h
A 17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool that let the hacker take over any

A credit card for wine enthusiasts just launched with a 50k sign-up offer

The Points Guy / 3h
Over the past few years, a lot of new credit cards have hit the market targeting just about every type of consumer out there. Cards for NFL enthusiasts ? Check. Disney super fans ? Oh yeah. And the list goes on. But now, it’s wine enthusiasts turn. Today, wine connoisseurs can rejoice because a card built specifically for you has launched: the Grand Reserve™ World Mastercard® . Want more credit c

Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training

32Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Jump into the programming world with the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course bundle for $32.98, a 95% savings as of Aug. 4. There's many a career path that allows you to learn as you go. You don't need to be a former VP of Marketing to land an entry-level marketing job. And you don't need to have sold out concert venues to start a singing career. But being a network admini

'CoD: Warzone' season five brings big map changes and a mini royale mode

Warfare Warzone Season 5
71Engadget / 3h
Some details about season five of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone emerged yesterday when Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward released an all-action trailer, but there’s so much more in store once you’ve installed the update. Warzone ’s Verdansk map is opening up, for one thing. You’ll have access to the stadium now that the roof has been blown up, as well as a train station. Elsewhere,

visualartlove:Charley Harper cardinal

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
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Rocket Lab boosts Electron rocket’s lift capacity by 660 lbs

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Rocket Lab has managed to engineer a significant payload capacity bump into its existing Electron space launch vehicle, the company revealed today . Electron can now fly as much as 300 kg (660 lbs) to low Earth orbit (or around 440 lbs to a higher, sun synchronous orbit), and that’s mostly due to battery technology advances, according to Rocket Lab. Electron is not battery-powered, of course — bu

Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

Photoshop Parasnis Adobe
24Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Add a new skill to your résumé with the Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery bundle for $39.99, an 89% savings as of Aug. 4. Did you spring for Adobe Photoshop ? Are you also completely overwhelmed by the software's capabilities and features? Join the squad. Sometimes a little guidance can go a long way, and The Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery Bundle can help you make sure you get the most out

The Best Way to Pack a Cooler

57Lifehacker / 3h
There are few things more disappointing in the height of summer than pulling a lukewarm beer or spoiled food out of your cooler. Truly keeping food and beverages cold in very hot weather may seem like an impossible task, but it can be done if you pack your cooler strategically. Here’s how to do it. Read more...

Amazon site advertises shoes using racial slur

100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The online retail giant removes an item for sale after complaints by an MP about offensive language.

Sony's Spider-Man exclusive sparks backlash

Avengers Spider-Man
500+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The superhero will appear exclusively in the PlayStation version of Marvel's Avengers.

Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures, has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant , which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started out to build a new type of processor for machine learning, and voice is our first application,” says Syntiant chief executive Kurt Busch.

Google Play Music’s days are officially numbered: How to transfer to YouTube Music

Google YouTube Music
SlashGear / 3h
Ever since YouTube Music became Google’s primarily music streaming service, we knew Google Play Music wasn’t long for this world. Today, after years of the two services coexisting, Google gave us a better idea of when Google Play Music will be shutting down. The big G says that YouTube Music will be replacing Google Play Music by December 2020, so … Continue reading

Motorola’s $399 One Fusion+ lands in North America tomorrow

Motorola One 2020 US
76Engadget / 4h
Motorola is bringing its One Fusion+ to North America tomorrow. The $399 phone was previously only available in India and Latin America, and the company hadn’t announced plans to introduce it elsewhere. A few things make the One Fusion+ standout. Not only does it have a quad-camera set up — with a 64 megapixel high-resolution sensor, an eight megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, five megapixel Macro

An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded.

20Mashable / 4h
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky started the #gotmilkchallenge on TikTok after swimming the length of a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Needless to say, TikTok gave its collective best to one up her. Read more... More about Viral , Challenge , Katie Ledecky , Tiktok , and Got Milk

CERN Says the Higgs Boson Did Something Unexpected

200+Futurism / 4h
Breaking Up Scientists at CERN just saw the Higgs boson do something odd — as it decayed, it appeared to break down into an unexpected combination of particles. This is the first time that they saw the Higgs boson — the particle believed to grant mass to other elementary particles ­— break down into a pair of muons, according to research shared this week at a high energy physics conference. The d

Google Nearby Share hits phones: “AirDrop” for Android

Google Android NS AirDrop
SlashGear / 4h
Android is finally getting its own version of Apple’s AirDrop, with Google rolling out Nearby Share from today. Compatible with Android 6.0+ devices, Nearby Share promises much smoother file, link, and content exchanges between phones and tablets, just as long as the two devices are in fairly close proximity. It looks set to bring to an end annoyances like having … Continue reading

In The Boys' New Trailer, a Bloody Superhuman Storm Is Brewing

200+Gizmodo / 4h
In the upcoming second season of Amazon’s The Boys , Stormfront, one of the original comics’ most terrifying characters, is set to make her arrival as a newly minted member of the Seven , the series’ twisted answer to DC’s Justice Justice League and Marvel’s Avengers. But they are, unbeknownst to the public, all engaged… Read more...

Replace the Little Things That Annoy You

74Lifehacker / 4h
For whatever reason, I held on to my last nonstick frying pan for 12 whole years. I bought it in Florida, moved it to Portland and took it with me when I moved out of my ex-husband’s place. Truthfully, until about a year ago, it was working “fine,” but there is a thin line between fine and annoying. Read more...

The complete guide to Dollar Express Rewards

The Points Guy / 4h
Most major car rental companies offer a loyalty program of sorts. However, some are more rewarding than others. Today, we’re going to turn our attention to Dollar Rent A Car’s program, Dollar Express Rewards. We’re going to cover everything you need to know about earning and redeeming points, as well as how you can save on your rentals. Although Dollar’s parent company, Hertz, entered bankruptcy

Chase Extending “Pay Yourself Back” Feature

21One Mile at a Time / 4h
We’ve seen credit card issuers add all kinds of limited time perks in light of the current pandemic, which has greatly changed consumer behavior. Over the past several weeks we’ve seen Chase introduce limited time benefits on its cards , including the “Pay Yourself Back” feature on Sapphire cards. It has now been confirmed that this will be extended. What is Chase’s “Pay Yourself Back” feature? T

Samsung Unpacked 2020: How to Watch the Fold 2 and Note 20 Announcement

21How-To Geek / 4h
Samsung hosts a handful of events each year to show off its phones, smart watches, headphones, and smart home devices. But Samsung’s annual Galaxy Unpacked event is always the biggest. If you want to watch Samsung unveil five new products, including the Note 20 and a foldable phone, tune into the Unpacked livestream on August 5th at 10 AM ET. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple's Latest iMac Refresh Improves the Processors and Webcam

20How-To Geek / 4h
Apple is refreshing its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs with new processors and better webcams. They may look the same on the outside, but with standard SSDs across the line and new configuration options, your choices are better than ever. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Says it Still Really Wants to Buy Fitbit, Europe Says "Not So Fast"

20How-To Geek / 4h
Google’s SVP of Devices and Services Rick Osterloh published a post on the company’s Keyword blog today, reminding everyone that Google would very much like to buy Fitbit. Which we already knew, and which doesn’t really include any new information. In fact, Google doesn’t seem to want to talk about Fitbit much at all: the post is mostly about Europe. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Play Music Will Be Put Out of Its Misery in October

33How-To Geek / 4h
So long Google Play Music, we barely knew you. Well, that’s not true—we’ve known you for almost nine years, and you’ve come pre-installed on about a billion Android phones. But you won’t be around much longer: Google is retiring Play Music in October, in favor of the shiny new YouTube Music. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads

Twitter FTC Fine Two
98Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Anadolu Agency | Getty Images ) Twitter is facing a Federal Trade Commission probe and believes it will likely owe a fine of up to $250 million after being caught using phone numbers intended for two-factor authentication for advertising purposes. The company received a draft complaint from the FTC on July 28, it disclosed in its regular quarterly filing with the Securities and E

2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo pricing revealed for hatchback & sedan

SlashGear / 4h
Mazda has confirmed pricing for the 2021 Mazda3, including dropping full specifications for the hotly-anticipated 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, the first turbocharged option for the sedan and hatchback. Announced back in early July, the 2.5-liter turbo engined Mazda3 will pack 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, and be the flagship of the Mazda3 line-up. Those power figures are if … Continue reading

The Boys season 2 trailer showcases new superheroes and ultraviolence

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A new trailer for The Boys season 2 has everything: over-the-top violence, dark comedy and new superheroes.

Ecobee Is No Nest, and That's Why I Love It

Gizmodo / 4h
When it comes to making your thermostat smarter, your choices are limited. You can opt for a Nest , which is the champion of smart thermostats but also owned by Google, which means it presumably snaps up crucial information about you and your home habits. You can opt for a “smart” thermostat from traditional thermostat… Read more...

Gear Up and Get Your Game On in Today’s Best Xbox Deals

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Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs

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Rigetti raises $79M Series C for its quantum computing platform

Rigetti Quantum Computing
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Rigetti Computing , the quantum computing startup that is challenging industry heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, today announced that it has closed a $79 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Franklin Templeton, Alumni Ventures Group, DCVC, EDBI, Morpheus Ventures and Northgate Capital. Bessemer’s Tomer Diari and Veritas

How to protect every single one of your identities from theft

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Tips to help you protect your real world and cyber identities.

Alabama principal made a perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students

500+Mashable / 4h
Another day, another fresh song parody from a high school principal. This time, it's a catchy tune all about the coronavirus. As states debate whether or not schools should resume in-person classes in September, Dr. Quentin J. Lee, the principal at Childersburg High School in Alabama, dropped a parody music video set to MC Hammer's 1990 jam, "U Can't Touch This." With a mask on his face and a bot

Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little

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The upgrades are dramatic if you're looking for more power, but if you're holding out for Face ID or a fresh look, keep waiting.

An OnlyFans creator is suing a site that hosts paywalled images for free

200+Engadget / 4h
YouTube creators aren’t the only ones battling copyright infringement. OnlyFans creators Deniece “Niece” Waidhofer is suing Thothub -- a site that reposts paywalled adult content for free -- for spreading her images without consent, Motherboard reports . Waidhofer isn’t just going after Thothub, though. She’s suing Cloudflare for providing services to Thothub and the websites Chaturbate and BangB

Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop

Google Nearby Share
91Engadget / 4h
After months of leaks and rumors , Google is finally officially unveiling its tool called Nearby Share that’s basically Android’s version of Apple’s AirDrop sharing feature. It’s rolling out today to select Pixel and Samsung phones, with Google saying it’s continuing to “work with our partners to bring Nearby Share to more smartphones in the Android ecosystem over the next few weeks.” Nearby Shar

Android's Alternative to Apple's AirDrop Is Called 'Nearby Sharing' and It's Rolling Out Today

Google Android NS AirDrop
Gizmodo / 4h
With the launch of Android 10, Google quietly removed Android’s previous local file sharing feature when it dropped support for Android Beam . But starting today, Google is finally ready to release Android Beam’s replacement: Nearby Sharing. Read more...

Hertz Is Falsely Reporting Cars Stolen, Landing Renters in Jail

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Hertz reportedly has a system glitch that has been reporting some cars stolen even though they've been properly rented out. The customers that have rented the cars? They've been getting arrested. In a few cases they've faced guns drawn by police. Several customers have gone to prison. Continue reading ...

Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December

200+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Please don't hurt our music collections, Google. (credit: Google Play Music ) Google Play Music has been given the death sentence by Google, and today the company has announced a bit more detail about how its execution will be carried out. The main message from today's blog post is "back up your music now," as Google says it will wipe out all Google Music collections in December 2020. W

Crypto exchange ShapeShift launches mobile app for self-custody trading

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ShapeShift mobile app features digital wallet that gives users the power to hold their own encryption keys.

AMD could be struggling to keep up with Ryzen 4000 demand

AMD Nvidia GPU Lenovo
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In a Reddit post, XMG has hinted that AMD processors could be facing a shortage in Q3 2020.

Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam

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This Site Lets You Control an Actual Boston Dynamics Robodog With a PlayStation Controller

300+Futurism / 4h
Walk With Spot San Francisco-based startup Formant has developed tech that lets you remotely control a Boston Dynamics Spot robot dog from the comfort of your living room, CNET reports , right inside your browser. All you need is a stable internet connection. The demonstration is mostly a way to showcase software that lets you control a variety of robots, from underwater drones to automated guide

Pepper the robot can politely suggest you wear a damn mask

100+Engadget / 4h
We’ve seen Pepper, the cutesy robotic butler, provide customer service , offer info at train stations , sell smartphones and take your Pizza Hut order. Now, Pepper has a new public health mission. The humanoid is scanning faces to determine whether people are wearing masks. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, countries like France are requiring people over the age of 11 to wear masks in closed p

Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

Apple Intel 1080P 2020
Gizmodo / 4h
Surprise! Apple just announced it’s refreshing the 27-inch iMac. On top of adding a new 10-core Intel processor, the newest Mac desktop will also offer beefed-up memory, a Retina 5K display, next-gen graphics, and updated cameras, speakers, and mics. Read more...

Vectrix is developing cloud security marketplace built for and by security pros

GitHub Cloud Run One
100+TechCrunch / 4h
In a typical security team, engineers write one-off scripts to track a particular problem on a cloud vendor such as an unauthorized user on your GitHub account, and while engineers are capable of writing such scripts, it’s not exactly an efficient or scalable way to deal with the range of security problems these pros need to track. Vectrix , a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 cohort started

Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review

SlashGear / 4h
In the summer of 2020 I reviewed the Toro 22″ (56cm) 60V MAX* Electric Battery Smartstow Personal Pace High Wheel Mower (20363) over the course of a couple of months. That’s an extremely long name for such a simple piece of machinery, but absolutely necessary when it comes to the testing of a tool that can take considerable wear and … Continue reading

Autonomous vehicle reporting data is driving AV innovation right off the road

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Grace Strickland Contributor Grace Strickland is an attorney with more than six years of experience representing technology clients in cutting-edge industries, including autonomous transportation. John McNelis Contributor John McNelis is an intellectual property partner and leader of the autonomous transportation and shared mobility practice at Fenwick & West; he also chairs the California Techno

A maxed out mid-2020 iMac 27-inch is nearly $9k: Here’s what you get

Apple Intel 1080P 2020
SlashGear / 5h
The mid-2020 iMac may not quite be ready for Apple Silicon, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a powerhouse if you open your wallet wide. Put up for order today, the newest iteration of the macOS all-in-one may look the same, but there are plenty of new features inside, along with some performance upgrades you simply couldn’t get … Continue reading

Take-Two says its $70 game pricing will be on a “title by title basis”

24Ars Technica / 5h
$34.99 for Centipede on the Atari 2600 might sound cheap, but that 1983 price is the equivalent of roughly $90 today. [credit: Retro Waste ] After announcing a higher-than-normal $70 MSRP for NBA2K21 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X last month, publisher Take-Two is now suggesting that increased price point might not be the standard for its next-generation console games going forward. "We're definite

The best back to school laptop sales: top deals from Apple, Best Buy, Dell and more

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We're rounding up all the best back to school laptop sales available right now - shop all the top deals at Apple, Best Buy, Dell and more.

These are the Xbox Project xCloud launch controllers

SlashGear / 5h
Today Microsoft announced that the Project xCloud beta will be launching as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th. It sounds like Project xCloud will only be available on Android devices for the foreseeable future, which means those of you who who plan on streaming games for the service will need an Android phone or tablet and a … Continue reading

Get Help With Missing Coronavirus Relief Payments

92Lifehacker / 5h
As the country turns its attention to a possible second stimulus check , many Americans are still waiting for the first one . Last week, we covered some ways to chase down your missing payment —but if you’re still having trouble, there may be another option. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Best Buy Back-to-School Sale on Intel Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Active Smartwatches, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset, Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum, and More

100+Lifehacker / 5h
A Best Buy back-to-school sale on Intel laptops , an array of Samsung Galaxy Active smartwatches , a SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset , a Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum , a Hardside carry-on spinner , and a discounted copy of Batman: The Complete Animated Series lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Best Buy Back-to-School Sale on Intel Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Active Smartwatches, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset, Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum, and More

100+Gizmodo / 5h
A Best Buy back-to-school sale on Intel laptops , an array of Samsung Galaxy Active smartwatches , a SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset , a Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum , a Hardside carry-on spinner , and a discounted copy of Batman: The Complete Animated Series lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Umbrella Academy Does Card Battles, and D&D Gets a Board Game in Gaming News

81Gizmodo / 5h
Welcome back to Gaming Shelf , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. Gen Con Online has come and gone, along with San Diego Comic-Con —but they weren’t the only sources of games announcements this time around. We’ve got a new card game about The Umbrella Academy , along with a tabletop… Read more...

Earn now to travel later: United cards offering up to 100,000-mile bonus

The Points Guy / 5h
During the pandemic, card companies have been focusing on limited-time promotions for existing cardholders. In fact, we’ve created a full list of pandemic-related card perks here. However, new cardholders have certainly not been forgotten either. And if you’re in the position to do so, signing up for a card now still qualifies you to take advantage of temporary bonuses and benefits . For more TPG

Ford names Jim Farley as new CEO, Jim Hackett to retire

Ford Hackett Bronco
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett is retiring, leaving the company three years after being tapped to transform the automaker into a leaner, more competitive and profitable company while investing in technology and shifting toward electrification, automation and connectivity. Jim Farley, who many believed was being groomed for the position, has been named president and CEO. Farley joined Ford in 2007 as

Get your early-bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left

100+TechCrunch / 5h
You have just four days left to access the complete Disrupt 2020 experience for the best possible price. You can save up to $300 with early-bird pricing, but that’s a fleeting opportunity. Get it in gear and buy the Disrupt pass of your choice before the deadline expires August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) . We’re celebrating 10 years of Disrupt , and while the need to take this milestone online changes

How to Compress Images in Microsoft PowerPoint

How-To Geek / 5h
Compressing images in your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation can help reduce the overall file size of the presentation and save disk space on the device it’s stored on. Here’s how to compress images in Microsoft PowerPoint. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

YouTube Music Arrives on Google Maps and Android TV, Improves on Nest Speakers

24How-To Geek / 5h
Every few weeks, the fledgling YouTube Music gains new features that we assumed it already had. This week’s smorgasbord includes Google Maps integration, a dedicated YouTube Music app for Android TV, and personalized music suggestions on Nest smart speakers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Wyze Unveils a New Cam Plus Subscription Service

How-To Geek / 5h
Wyze has bee saying for some time that a new subscription service was on the way, and now it’s official. The new Wyze Cam Plus service combines the features of Complete Motion Capture and Person Detection into one subscription for a modest $15 a year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

400+Gizmodo / 5h
Following months of deliberation and delays, the city of Portland in Southern Maine became the thirteenth city to issue a blanket ban prohibiting its city officials—including local police—from using facial recognition technology. Read more...

'The Alto Collection' bundles two mobile classics for PC and console

69Engadget / 5h
If you read Engadget often, you'll know that we're big fans of Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey . The relaxing games -- which are predominantly about snowboarding, though the second title features sandboarding too -- were instant hits on mobile thanks to their beautiful art style and simple one-touch control scheme. Now, Team Alto is preparing to launch both as The Alto Collection on Xbox One

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

EU European Google Fitbit
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In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the

Apple iMac gets mid-2020 Intel upgrade

Apple iMac Pro Intel
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Apple has updated the iMac, giving the all-in-one desktop a processor bump and other improvements, though not changing the familiar styling of the macOS computer. The refresh – a longstanding rumor – comes ahead of the switch to Apple Silicon, the Cupertino company’s in-house Arm-based chipsets which it officially confirmed at WWDC 2020 earlier this year. That process – expected … Continue readin

YouTube Music: Google to axe Play Music in October

Google YouTube Music
200+BBC News - Technology / 5h
The service heads to the digital graveyard as the company switches focus to YouTube Music.

Apple updates the 27-inch iMac with new chips, finally makes SSDs standard

Apple Intel 1080P 2020
200+Engadget / 5h
Apple today announced a new addition to its Mac line. No, it’s not one of those newfangled ARM machines you’ve heard so much about. It’s a refreshed 27-inch iMac, bringing slightly more than the usual CPU upgrades. No, the exterior design still hasn’t changed, but under the hood the company is touting new processors and graphics, a higher-res webcam with improved low-light performance and a new a

Google's Family Bell brings a familiar feature of school back home

Google Family Bell
100+Engadget / 5h
If you’re a parent who’s missed being able to give your kids a semblance of school-like schedule while they’ve been holed up at home, Google’s latest features may be able to help. The company today announced a new tool called Family Bell that can bring a familiar school bell experience to your home. It will work on all Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays , including third-party devices

iMac 27-inch (2020) release date, price and news

Apple Intel 1080P 2020
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Apple has announced the new iMac 27-inch (2020) all-in-one with an eye on people working from home.

Set an Alarm for 'Connection Time' With Your Kids and Pets

50Lifehacker / 5h
Just because you’re home with your partner, kids, or pets all the time now doesn’t mean you’ve gotten any better at spending time with each other. In fact, the opposite could be true; you might feel like there’s a little too much time being spent together right now. But quantity is not the same as quality, and with… Read more...

Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 27-inch getting the biggest c hanges

Apple Intel Pro 2020
100+Ars Technica / 5h
The 27-inch iMac. [credit: Apple ] Today, Apple announced changes to its iMac product line, with significant upgrades in the 27-inch model, a move to SSDs in the 21.5-inch model, and more performance at lower prices for the iMac Pro. The 27-inch iMac still has a 5K display, and its chassis is the same. Those hoping for smaller bezels will be disappointed. That said, Apple is bringing TrueTone to

Unsolved Mysteries of the Mortal Kombat Universe

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Video directed by Justin Wolfson, edited by Ron Douglas. Click here for transcript . Since the early days of Mortal Kombat, the series has had a wonderfully B-movie-like approach to universe building. Gods, portals to other realms, skeletal ninjas returning from the dead, shapeshifters, cyborgs, monsters, and things you figured would never really be explained because they were just there for the

Google Play Music Will Officially Be Dead by December, but It Will Stop Working Long Before

Google YouTube Music
500+Gizmodo / 5h
I need you to sit down. Take a few deep breaths. This news will be tough to hear, but it will be alright with time. I promise you we’ll get through this together. Read more...

Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid

60Mashable / 5h
It goes without saying that the upcoming semester is going to be an adjustment. Whether kids will physically be back in their classroom or not (or a three-days-on, two-days-off hybrid of the two), the transition from summer play to school may not be so smooth, and it might take something extra to get kids in the mindset to buckle down. Active noise cancellation (ANC) drowns out the expected distu

Apple’s 27-inch iMac gets a processing and graphics boost

Apple Intel 1080P 2020
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Apple sold a lot of Macs last quarter — a record, in fact, for Q3, jumping a full 21%, year over year. Given the state of the world, with most office workers moving to a remote setup, there’s little surprise the company’s desktop and laptops moved at such an impressive clip. For that reason alone, there’s probably no better time to offer a substantial refresh to the company’s perennial favorite a

Yet another huge update coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, but PS4 owners can pre-download now

Warfare Warzone Season 5
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is getting another colossal update as part of the game's Season 5 update.

Backblaze’s S3-compatible B2 Cloud Storage is 75% cheaper than AWS’s S3

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If you're after cheaper cloud storage, Backblaze’s B2 undercuts Amazon’s S3.

EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's Fitbit purchase

EU European Google Fitbit
66Engadget / 5h
European Commission antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of wearables company Fitbit . They’re “concerned” that the acquisition would bolster Google’s already-dominant position in online ads by giving it more data to use for personalized advertising. “The use of wearable devices by European consumers is expected to grow significantly in th

Ford is switching CEOs

Ford Hackett Bronco
SlashGear / 5h
Ford CEO Jim Hackett is stepping down, retiring from the company in the midst of its transition to greater electrification. Hackett took over the chief executive role in 2017, replacing Mark Fields; he in turn will be replaced by Jim Farley, who until now has been Ford’s chief operating officer, and who will take over the CEO roll from October … Continue reading

WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded messages

WhatsApp Search Messages
100+Engadget / 5h
WhatsApp has been clamping down forwarded messages for years, but its work still isn’t complete. Today, the platform announced a new feature that lets users search the web for more info about frequently forwarded messages. Already, messages forwarded more than five times are labeled with a double arrow icon. Now, a magnifying glass will appear next to those messages too. If a user clicks the magn

Fall Guys server error: why you're getting a No Match Found message (updated)

Fall Guys U. Knockout
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Over 120,000 people were playing Fall Guys as it launched, meaning servers needed to be 'beefed up' to cope with demand.

Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

100+TechCrunch / 6h
We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere ? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from office. In a flurry of articles in the local press overnight, The New York Times and others confirmed that Facebook has secured the main of

There’s a Theory That Elon Musk Is Digging a Tunnel Between LA and Vegas

300+Futurism / 6h
Digging a Tunnel Photos have emerged online of large tents and heavy tunneling machinery belonging to Elon Musk’s Boring Company in the California desert north east of Los Angeles, as Teslarati reports . The machinery could suggest that the Boring Company is setting up to dig a tunnel connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but neither the company nor Elon Musk have made an announcement about any s

Messenger launches a new chat plugin for business websites to reach non-Facebook customers

Messenger Facebook One
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Facebook is making it easier for businesses to leverage its Messenger service on their own websites. The company in November 2017 first launched a new customer chat plugin that allowed customers to talk directly with a business on the business’s own website using the Messenger service. However, that plugin had required the website visitors to be logged into Facebook, limiting adoption. Today, tha

Are Your AirPods or AirPods Pro Waterproof?

AirPods Apple Delta
29How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re going for a run in the rain, or if you accidentally left your AirPods or AirPods Pro in your laundry (which happens to the best of us), you might be wondering, are your AirPods or AirPods Pro actually waterproof? Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Game Pass Will Stream Games to Android Starting September 15th

How-To Geek / 6h
Microsoft has been making a big push into the rapidly-growing cloud gaming segment with its xCloud beta service. Said service will be out of beta and ready for primetime in about six weeks, shedding its name to simply become a part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. On September 15th it comes to Android phones and tablets in 22 different countries. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Watch Dogs Find Forever Homes on HBO Max

25How-To Geek / 6h
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, it’s hard not to love any news about an animal finding its forever home. HBO Max is taking animal lovers’ obsession and turning it into a new series called The Dog House. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Best Credit Card Duo For Maximizing Points

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
There are a lot of great credit cards out there. Personally I have over two dozen at the moment . While I know some people are like me in terms of how many cards they have, I know other people say “I don’t want that many cards, I could never keep track of them. Give me a simpler strategy.” In this post, I wanted to share what I’d consider to be the single best credit card duo that earns you big r

Garmin Reportedly Coughed Up Millions in Ransom to Get Its Services Back Online

Garmin Reportedly Paid
98Gizmodo / 6h
On July 23, Garmin’s entire network went offline in what was later confirmed to be a cyberattack. Now, Sky News is reporting that the company paid millions in ransom via Arete IR, a ransomware negotiation firm, to get its services up and running again. Read more...

Dixons Carphone set to cut 800 roles in store management restructure

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Dixons Carphone confirms proposals to streamline store management.

Serialized fiction startup Radish raises $63.2M from SoftBank and Kakao

Radish Netflix FP Softbank
200+TechCrunch / 6h
Radish is announcing that it has raised $63.2 million in new funding. Breaking up book-length stories into smaller chapters that are released over days or weeks is an idea that was popularized in the 19th century , and startups have been trying to revive it for at least the past decade . Still, this round represents a major step up in funding, not just for Radish (which only raised around $5 mill

Play Xbox games on your Android: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate beta date revealed

xCloud Xbox September
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to play 100+ games on their Android phone or tablet - here's how.

Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15

Microsoft Xbox xCloud
48Mashable / 6h
Project xCloud is almost here. Microsoft's long-hyped entry into the realm of cloud gaming is coming on Sept. 15, starting with Android devices. In practical terms, that means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android smartphones or tablets. You'll of course need a decently fast internet connection. And the service is limited to just 22 markets

76 million year old dinosaur cancer could change modern treatment

20SlashGear / 6h
There are late diagnoses and there are long overdue diagnoses, and figuring out a dinosaur that died 76 million years ago had aggressive cancer probably falls into the latter category. New research used modern diagnostics on very old bones, to figure out that a long-dead Centrosaurus apertus had the first identified case of dinosaur cancer. A horned dinosaur with large … Continue reading

Rippling nabs $145M at a $1.35B valuation to build out its all-in-one platform for employee data

Rippling $145M One
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Big news today in the world of enterprise IT startups. Rippling , the startup founded by Parker Conrad to take on the ambitious challenge of building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, has closed $145 million in funding — a monster Series B that catapults the company to a valuation of $1.35 billion. Parker Conrad, the CEO who

GreyNoise announces $4.8M seed investment to filter harmless security alerts

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Security professionals are constantly dealing with an onslaught of information as their various tools trigger alerts, some of which require their attention and some which don’t. Unfortunately, it requires addressing the alert to find that out. GreyNoise wants to help by filtering out benign security alerts, leaving security pros to deal with the ones that matter. Today, the company announced a $4

For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)

100+NYT > Technology / 6h
The pandemic has turned cleaning and other mundane building tasks into a challenge, stoking interest in machines as cost-effective solutions.

Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder' RPG episodes on Alexa

Amazon Starfinder Alexa
100+Engadget / 6h
If there’s one thing Amazon deserves praise for, it’s the willingness to experiment with how Alexa can be used as a storytelling tool. One such experiment from late last year has paved the way for a new series of voice-only roleplaying adventures set within the Starfinder universe. Today, Amazon is launching the first season of full Starfinder RPG episodes, set within the universe of the famous t

MPK Mini mk3 is solid but iterative upgrade to a classic MIDI controller

61Engadget / 6h
Akai’s MPK Mini mkII is one of the best-selling MIDI controllers out there. It’s small, affordable, and has a solid arpeggiator plus the best pads on any budget or midrange controller. But, it’s also over five years old. The portable MIDI controller field has gotten a lot more crowded , not to mention more competitive . The MPK Mini mk3 attempts to keep Akai toward the top of the heap, not so muc

DEAL: Europe Business Class In 2021 From Just $590 Roundtrip

48View from the Wing / 6h
As a general rule I’ve advised folks to hold off booking paid airfare unless it’s an incredible deal. Even with airlines offering ‘flexible rebooking’ policies, waiving ticket change fees, I’d rather have cash than an airfare credit. And it’s speculative when Americans will be able to travel to Europe again. But here’s an incredible deal, and since it’s available not just this fall but through Wi

Intercom hires a CFO as it ramps toward an IPO

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Today Intercom announced that it has hired a chief financial officer (CFO) as it ramps towards an IPO. The unicorn also promoted its COO to the CEO role earlier this year . The company’s recent CEO, Karen Peacock , told TechCrunch that her new CFO Dan Griggs was a strong candidate thanks to his experience helping take Rocket Fuel public , and for helping execute a “whole business transformation”

AgentSync raises $4.4M for its insurtech compliance service

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Today AgentSync announced that it has closed a $4.4 million Seed round, co-led by Elad Gil and Caffeinated Capital . Other well-known names from the Silicon Valley scene took part in its funding round, including Affirm’s Max Levchin and the podcaster turned VC Harry Stebbings , among others. The round caught our eye because AgentSync is working in a space that has seen a notable wave of venture i

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets Project xCloud streaming next month

Microsoft Xbox xCloud
SlashGear / 6h
Project xCloud has been in testing for many months at this point, and last month, Microsoft finally started talking about the streaming service’s eventual release. Later this year, Microsoft said, Project xCloud would launch as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, giving subscribers game streaming without raising the monthly cost of Ultimate. That all sounded great, but Microsoft didn’t tell … Contin

British Dental Association members targeted by hackers

300+BBC News - Technology / 6h
British Dental Association warns members that their bank details and case notes may be compromised.

Mobile bank Current launches a points rewards program for debit card users

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Amid a crowded market of mobile banking services, which will soon also include Google , U.S. challenger bank Current is launching a new program that will offer points-based rewards to its checking account customers. The program will allow Current members to earn up to 15x points on everyday debit card purchases at over U.S. 14,000 merchants, including national retailers like Subway, Rite Aid, Tru

JBL Tune 225TWS Bluetooth earbuds launched in India

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The JBL Tune 225TWS are the new mid-ranged true wireless stereo earbuds that offer up to 25 hours of battery back up

Amazon’s 16% bite of Deliveroo finally clears UK competition probe

100+TechCrunch / 6h
It’s official: Days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was peppered with awkward questions by U.S. lawmakers concerned about the market power of his e-commerce empire, the U.K.’s competition regulator has confirmed it’s happy for the tech giant to take a 16% bite out of local on-demand food delivery app Deliveroo. The CMA had been investigating the planned stake for some 15 months, completing phase one

Kodak TV to invest $66.5 million in India - to manufacture TVs

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Kodak says the Smart Android TV manufacturing plant will be operational by 2021 and will have R&D facilities.

Save $40 on CalDigit's excellent Thunderbolt 3 docking station

59Engadget / 7h
For many people, working from home has become the new norm and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. A docking station can help your makeshift home office space look and feel more organized, and add functionality on top of that. CalDigit makes a number of solid docks and adapters and its TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 docking station is on sale for $210 right now at B&H Photo. That’s $40 off

Olympus' OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Sports a New Sensor and a Flip-Down Display

Olympus 100-400Mm Mark IV
46Gizmodo / 7h
Even though Olympus is planning to sell off its camera business later this year , it’s still pumping out new mirrorless shooters with the latest being the refreshed OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. Read more...

Wonder Woman 3 Will Probably Be Patty Jenkins' Last

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Get a new look at Disney+’s Kate Bishop for Hawkeye . Denis Villeneuve discusses the race to finish Dune . New Star Trek: Discovery art gives us a small glimpse of future Starfleet tech. Plus, Sam Neill’s got a hat, and the heroes of the DC-CW universe just want you to wear a mask. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

Which Hotels Let You Earn Points & Elite Nights For Multiple Rooms?

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Different hotel loyalty programs have different policies regarding how many points, elite qualifying stays, and elite qualifying nights you can earn if booking multiple rooms. In other words, if you often travel with family and book two rooms, can you receive elite credits and points for each of the rooms? Earning hotel points for multiple rooms Which hotel loyalty programs let you earn points fo

WhatsApp hopes new Search the Web tool will debunk fake forwards

WhatsApp Search Messages
SlashGear / 7h
WhatsApp is adding an easier way to fact-check forwarded messages, a shortcut to potentially better debunking viral information and fake news. The new tool adds to the messaging service’s limits around forwarding that were added back in April, and which were billed at the time as a way to stem the spread of conspiracy theories and false claims which had … Continue reading

First cruises to set sail post COVID-19 abruptly canceled due to outbreak

500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / View of an iceberg and the Hurtigruten hybrid expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen on Half Moon island, Antarctica on November 09, 2019. (credit: Getty | JOHAN ORDONEZ ) At least 36 crew members and five passengers of the Norwegian cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen , have tested positive for COVID-19. Four of the infected crew members have been hospitalized and hundreds of passengers a

How to Perfect the Art of Bathing

84Lifehacker / 7h
I am very good at taking baths. Haters will say this is not a real skill, but all it takes is one bad bath to appreciate the little details that make a bath great. It’s more than hot water. It’s more than bubbles. A truly great bath takes preparation, planning, and at least two beverages. Read more...

Lego’s latest model is a 3,662 piece playable grand piano

Popular Mechanics / 7h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Google-Fitbit takeover: EU launches full-scale probe

EU Launches Google Fitbit
500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The European Commission's move has the potential to derail the $2.1bn takeover.

Cloud gaming hits Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th

Xbox Game Pass GPU
100+Engadget / 7h
Microsoft’s video game streaming technology, Project xCloud, will come to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th, at no additional cost to members. The initial rollout covers 22 countries across North America, Europe and South Korea, and gives players access to more than 100 games, including Destiny 2, Gears 5, Minecraft: Dungeons, The Outer Worlds, Sea of Thieves and Yakuza Kiwami 2 . Microso

Yotpo raises $75M for its e-commerce marketing cloud

Yotpo $75M eCommerce
500+TechCrunch / 7h
“Marketing Cloud” has become an increasingly popular concept in the world of marketing technology — used by the likes of Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others to describe their digital toolsets for organizations to identify and connect with customers. Now, a startup that is building its own take on the idea aimed specifically at e-commerce companies is announcing some funding after seeing a surge

Microsoft showcases mobile gaming accessories designed to work with Xbox cloud gaming

Microsoft Xbox xCloud
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Way back in the before times of October 2019, Microsoft announced that it would be expanding its Designed for Xbox stamp of approval to a line of mobile accessories. The play was pretty obvious: The company is trying to get serious about smartphone gaming through the backdoor approach of its own Project xCloud streaming service. Without a major in-person gaming conference this summer, Microsoft i

How to Whitelist IP Addresses to Access an AWS S3 Bucket

How-To Geek / 7h
If you want to allow servers in your network access to internal S3 buckets, without making the objects within them open to the internet, whitelisting access with a bucket policy is a simple solution to allow downloading files from an internal bucket. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Best Turntables and Vinyl Accessories for Beginners

33How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re just getting into vinyl, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed by all the options for turntables and vinyl accessories. Lucky for you, we rounded up a solid list of beginner-friendly (and budget-friendly) turntables, and some basic accessories for storing, playing, and cleaning your new vinyl collection. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Create a Windows Key If You Don’t Have One

26How-To Geek / 7h
If you prefer using an older classic keyboard such as the IBM Model M that doesn’t include a physical Windows key, there’s a neat way to “add” one using Windows 10 by borrowing a key you don’t use very often. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

4 Reasons Everyone Should Own a Portable Battery

50How-To Geek / 7h
Portable batteries are one of my favorite accessories, but they’re also admittedly pretty unsexy. They’re not as glamorous as a new mouse or set of true wireless earbuds, but that doesn’t mean a solid portable battery is any less of a must-have for literally everyone. So, if you don’t have one, you probably should. Here’s why. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How Are Security Vulnerabilities Ranked? (CVSS)

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’ve been reading about security bugs online, you’ve probably ran into scores given to exploits. These are scored based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, used to categorize exploits into the Common Vulnerability and Exposures database. We’ll discuss what makes up the score. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Some of the Best Xbox Games Are Coming to Android Via Project X Cloud, and I'm Pretty Hyped

Microsoft Xbox xCloud
93Gizmodo / 7h
It’s time for Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform to officially move out of preview mode and into the real world. The company announced today that Project xCloud will officially launch on Sept. 15—though just in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members at the moment. However, anyone can sign up for that service and… Read more...

Did cruise lines try to return to service too soon?

The Points Guy / 7h
The comeback of cruising isn’t going to be as easy as some people thought. Just ask Daniel Skjeldam, the CEO of Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten. “We have failed,” Skjeldam said Monday after a much-publicized COVID-19 outbreak over the weekend on one of Hurtigruten’s Norway -based ships. “I apologize strongly on behalf of the company.” The vessel, the 535-passenger Roald Amundsen,

'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants

100+Wired / 7h
Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West’s new book teaches us how to live in a world that's full of it, and how to spot BS in ourselves.

Order guides hint at 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys Edition and more

SlashGear / 7h
An order guide has turned up online that shows Jeep intends to launch a couple of new model options for the Gladiator mid-sized pickup. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator line will include a Willys version and an 80th Anniversary Edition according to the leak. Both versions are packed with special exterior and interior enhancements. The 2021 Gladiator Willys features 17-inch black … Continue reading

HP launches back to school sales with big savings on laptop and gaming laptop deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
HP's back to school sale offers big savings for work and play, with both laptop and gaming laptop deals discounted this week.

Open source software should soon be more secure than ever

GitHub Cloud Run One
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
IBM, Microsoft, Google partner under new Linux Foundation project to tackle open source security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft wants to operate with 'zero waste' by 2030

100+Engadget / 8h
Microsoft has set some big environmentally focused goals for itself, and it plans to achieve them over the next 10 years. In addition to reaching carbon negative status by 2030, the tech giant has revealed that it also aims to have zero waste operations and packaging within the same year. It has listed the steps it intends to take to get there, including the construction of “Circular Centers” at

Snapchat to add music to 'Snaps'

TikTok Snap Music Trump
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Snapchat has announced that it will begin testing a new feature that lets Snapchat users set their Snaps to music, similar to TikTok’s app.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3 release date, price, news and leaks

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 3 could land soon with more storage and a bigger battery.

Zagato IsoRivolta GTZ: Italian style with American power

SlashGear / 8h
We know the Zagato name from Aston Martin’s DB4 GT Continuation and Vantage V12 Heritage Twins. Both models are ultra-exclusive models with extraordinary price tags. But as it turns out, Zagato has come up with its own GT car in the Zagato IsoRivolta GTZ. If the IsoRivolta GTZ’s shape looks familiar, it was inspired by Zagato’s V12 GT Supercar Concept … Continue reading

The best cheap graphics card prices and deals for August 2020

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
We’ve assembled the best graphics card deals of the week plus long-term discounts you can take advantage throughout the year.

The best cheap monitor sales and deals for August 2020

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We've rounded up the best cheap monitor sales and deals that are available online from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy.

Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?

400+Wired / 8h
More than a billion tons of it could enter the environment in the next 20 years. It's time, advocates say, to put a sin tax on single-use plastic.

Dell XPS 15 Review: A Luxury Windows Laptop

84Wired / 8h
With more real estate and power, the company's roomy new laptop retains everything we like about the 13-inch—almost.

There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore

300+Wired / 8h
Members of Congress clearly don’t understand the tech companies they’re supposed to regulate. But neither does anyone else.

Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers

200+Wired / 8h
NyanSat is an open source ground station that lets you listen in on low-orbit transmissions for about $100 worth of gear.

Home Office drops 'racist' algorithm from visa decisions

1KBBC News - Technology / 8h
After a legal challenge to the automatic algorithm, the UK will "redesign" its visa process.

UK approves Amazon's investment in food delivery giant Deliveroo

70Engadget / 8h
Amazon's long slog to become a major investor in Deliveroo, one of the UK's largest food delivery services, is finally over. Today, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed that the company could proceed as the lead investor in a funding round worth $575 million . The deal will give Amazon a 16 percent stake in Deliveroo -- a level of influence that the CMA believes won't reduce comp

Say "Alexa, Turn off the Lights" With a Smart Plug 2-Pack for $24

36Gizmodo / 8h
Gabba Goods Smart Plugs (2-Pack) | $24 | MorningSave Read more...

The best cheap RAM prices and deals for August 2020

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Upgrade your PC without breaking the bank by jumping on these great deals on RAM.

Google Pixel 4a vs Google Pixel 3a: how does 2020's phone compare?

Google Pixel 4A 5 iPhone
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The just-released Google Pixel 4a has competition with its predecessor, the still-awesome Pixel 3a.

Best cheap processor sales and prices for August 2020

AMD Ryzen Nvidia Intel
200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Find the best cheap processor sales and prices for your PC.

The best cheap SSD deals and prices for August 2020

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Whatever your needs, find the best SSD deals and prices.

40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover

100+Mashable / 8h
This year, British Vogue 's September issue is a beautiful homage to 40 activists currently shaping the future and giving us hope. Vogue's September issue is traditionally its most important of the year. Last year, the Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex guest edited the issue. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said this year's activism-themed issue is "our show of thanks, as well as a rallying cr

How credit card companies are saving the travel industry during COVID-19

The Points Guy / 8h
It’s no secret that airlines and hotels are hurting. Almost daily, there are additional reports of schedule cutbacks , employee furloughs or organizations on the brink of bankruptcy. Yet travel companies are persisting in this challenging environment. The injection of funding for the aviation industry from the U.S. government under the CARES Act has also kept employees on payroll and put a band-a

Earn 5 Points Per Dollar on Southwest Airlines Spending, Counts Towards Companion Pass

View from the Wing / 8h
Chase Southwest co-brand credit cards earn 5 Rapid Rewards points per dollar spent on Southwest Airlines travel for purchases made by September 30. These points count towards earning a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass which itself has reduced requirements to earn this year . Continue reading ...

UK commits to redesign visa streaming algorithm after challenge to ‘racist’ tool

100+TechCrunch / 8h
The U.K. government is suspending the use of an algorithm used to stream visa applications after concerns were raised the technology bakes in unconscious bias and racism. The tool had been the target of a legal challenge. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) and campaigning law firm Foxglove had asked a court to declare the visa application streaming algorithm unlawful and order

How to Create a man Page on Linux

36How-To Geek / 8h
Want your new Linux program to look professional? Give it a man page. We’ll show you the easiest, and fastest, way to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best cheap hard drive deals and prices for August 2020

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Whatever you need to store, you can save some money with the best hard drive deals.

The best Dell XPS 13 and 15 prices and deals for August 2020

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The most lucrative deals on Dell’s super premium XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops

The best cheap Dell laptop deals and prices for August 2020

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We’ve found the best deals and prices on Dell laptops for Inspiron, XPS, Alienware, and more.

NASA’s Lucy mission passes systems integration review

SlashGear / 8h
NASA has announced that its Lucy mission has passed a critical mission milestone bringing it closer to launch. The Systems Integration Review is complete and ensures that segments, components, and subsystems, along with scientific instrumentation, electrical and communication systems, and navigation systems are all on schedule to be integrated into the system. This review also confirms that facil

Poco M2 Pro - हिंदी रिव्यू

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हमारा वर्डिक्ट: कीमत के आधार पर Poco M2 Pro को रेकमेंड करना आसान है | एक बड़ा डिस्प्ले, रिलाएबल बैटरी, और पर्याप्त कैमरे शिकायत की गुंजाईश नहीं छोड़ते|

The cheapest Samsung Galaxy Buds prices and deals for August 2020

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Check out the best online prices, discounts and deals for the comfortable and stylish Samsung Galaxy Buds.

Nokia C3 with Unisoc CPU gets announced in China

Nokia 10 Unisoc China
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Nokia's newly announced C3 entry-level phone looks quite a blast from the past.

Buy United MileagePlus Miles With 100% Bonus

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles . Buy United miles with a bonus Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, August 27, 2020, United MileagePlus is offering a mystery bonus on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses, so you’ll want to log into your account and see what you’re targeted for. The accounts I manage show a bon

AMD 5000 series GPUs are returned more often by customers, but it’s not all good news for Nvidia

AMD Nvidia GPU Lenovo
100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
AMD series GPUs are returned far more than Nvidia GPUS, according to a retailer's report.

This 6×6 Gladiator by So Flo Jeeps is a hell of a ride

28SlashGear / 9h
There’s no other way of saying it – this 6×6 Jeep Gladiator is one hell of a ride. This magnificent piece of machinery is the brainchild of So Flo Jeeps from South Florida. If you think a standard Jeep Gladiator is not brute or ‘macho’ enough to match your testosterone levels, then maybe a 6×6 version will stir your loins. … Continue reading

The Morning After: Google's $350 Pixel 4a is the best midrange phone you can buy

100+Engadget / 9h
Google’s Pixel 4a will cost $350 and launches at the end of the month . After suffering from very detailed leaks as well as the company’s own preamble and teases, there wasn’t much left to the imagination — or press release, for that matter. Engadget Good job, then, that we have our own detailed review from Cherlynn Low ready to go — it scored 91, more on that below. On top of that, we explain ho

Intel Tiger Lake could destroy AMD Ryzen 4000 when it comes to single-thread performance

AMD Intel 2020 Ryzen
200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Intel’s upcoming quad-core CPU beats AMD’s octa-core chip in one key area: single thread performance.

The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy

100+Wired / 9h
You don't need a lot of gear to keep your pup's tail wagging, but the right stuff can vastly improve their lives and your relationship with them.

The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones

300+Wired / 9h
For months, German V-1s terrorized the city. To take them down, US physicists had to develop a “smart fuse”—a task they were told was practically impossible.

Virgin Media connects another million UK premises to gigabit broadband

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Virgin Media now claims to be the UK's largest gigabit provider.

Google Assistant recommends your YouTube Music on Nest speakers

Google YouTube Music
59Engadget / 9h
Over the last couple of years, Google has gradually improved YouTube Music with features like playback screen lyrics and an Explore tab . Now, it has unveiled integration with some of its other products, including Android TV, Google Maps and and Google Assistant. The first feature is recommendations via Google Assistant. To use it, you simply say: “Hey Google, play recommended music from YouTube

How to earn bonus Ultimate Rewards points using Shop Through Chase

The Points Guy / 9h
One of the most valuable types of points out there are Chase Ultimate Rewards points . But unlike with most airline and hotel points, you can’t actually earn these points from traveling. Instead, you earn them predominately by using a credit card that earns Ultimate Rewards points, such as a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card . These Chase Ultimate Rewards cards can earn 1.5, 2, 3 or even 5 points per

Early Mars was covered in ice sheets according to scientists

Ancient Mars Covered Ice
SlashGear / 9h
Researchers from the University of British Columbia say that a large number of the valley networks guarding the surface of Mars were carved by water melting beneath the glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers. Many scientists believe that ancient Mars was covered with a large amount of liquid water, including flowing rivers. Authors behind the new study say that their … Continue reading

PS5 price may have been leaked by a French retailer - and it's what we expected

Sony PlayStation PS5
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French retailer Carrefour briefly listed a potential PS5 price, but is it legit?

iPad trounces rivals as tablets makes a comeback

Apple Canalys Q2 2020
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Tablets such as the Apple iPad are enjoying a pandemic renaissance, driven by the need for affordable computing.

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo—save your cash and buy the manual

51Ars Technica / 9h
The Hyundai Veloster is a quirky little car with dramatic styling that reminds me of a baby Audi RS7 from the front. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] It's rare, but occasionally a car comes along that blows the socks off everyone who drives it. Often, that won't be too surprising—you hope that the latest midengined Ferrari or Porsche 911 GT3 is capable of removing foot coverings, considering how much t

What Is a Periscope Lens for Smartphone Cameras?

60How-To Geek / 10h
The smartphone camera competition has always been a numbers game. Which company can boast the most megapixels, cameras, or (increasingly) zoom? When it comes to the laws of physics, though, optical zoom and thin phones just don’t go hand in hand. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You can now access vertical tabs in Microsoft Edge – here's how

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Stacked tabs are the way ahead

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold2 leaks one last time before tomorrow's Unpacked

100+Engadget / 10h
New high-resolution images of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold2 have leaked ( again ), this time in rose gold, showing even more clearly how much more attractive and refined the design is than the last model . They come courtesy of smartphone leak-meister Evan Blass , who recently tweeted images and colors of the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+, as well. The latest leak shows how much bigger and better the

2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado receives a handsome power boost

SlashGear / 10h
The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is getting more power from its updated 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. According to Toyota Japan’s press release, the new Prado diesel has class-leading torque and better fuel economy. The previous motor was only good for 174 horsepower. But now, the revised turbo-diesel mill is churning out 201 horsepower, and that’s not the best part. … Continue r

Acer Swift 3 with Intel Core i5 processor launched in India

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Acer Swift 3 is the first laptop under Intel's Athena Project in India and comes with the latest Intel Core i5 procesor

Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely'

Musk Tesla Cybertruck
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Read more... More about Tesla , Elon Musk , Cybertruck , Tech , and Transportation

Bitty Boomers, a bit of fun comes to SA

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Bitty boomers, the tiny novelty speakers come in all kinds of pop culture designs

Why is it vital for telecom operators to think about O-RAN in current scenario?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Nokia believes that operators will go for virtualised RAN in initial phase and O-RAN when it reaches maturity

PS5 announcement still planned for August, report says

Sony PlayStation PS5
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Another PS5 announcement is coming this month, according to a report.

Zoom set to make major change to its most popular products

Zoom China Chinese
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Partner-only model may signify changes to come for Zoom.

Motorola Razr 2020 release date, price, news and leaks

Motorola One 2020 US
100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We've been hearing rumors of a successor to the Motorola Razr 2019. This is what we know about the new phone.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV officially arrives to take on the Panasonic G100

Olympus Mark IV 100-400Mm
42TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is now official after last week's leaks – and it's a modest upgrade on its predecessor.

TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

500+Wired / 10h
On the app, users drape themselves in the trappings of Black culture—and steal the viral spotlight. It’s exploitation at its most refined and disturbing.

American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 100% Bonus

1KOne Mile at a Time / 10h
American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. At the beginning of the month American launched its latest such promotion, though something was a bit off with the pricing, making it look like American raised the cost to purchase miles. That issue has now been resolved, making this promotion a much better value. American’s promo on purchased miles Before I talk about this promoti

The complete guide to Hertz Gold Rewards

The Points Guy / 10h
Hertz has long been my rental car company of choice. While not perfect, they have offered the best experience in New York City, with plenty of neighborhood locations, reasonable rates and a great partnership with AAA. Plus, they’ve never sacked me with unnecessary fees ( except for tolls , of course). Over the years, I’ve learned the ins and outs of the Hertz Gold Rewards program and found ways t

The OnePlus Nord is now available to buy at just £379 - beating out the iPhone SE

OnePlus Nord Snapdragon
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OnePlus Nord deals are the newest option from the brand offering low prices and a strong spec sheet.

Intuit takeover of Credit Karma probed by Justice Department

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
US government department addresses concerns that the takeover of a free accounting rival could limit competition.

New plug safety symbol required in SA

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

1KNYT > Technology / 11h
Even though coronavirus cases have surged again, craft distilleries say the business of making the disinfectant has become more difficult.

Scientists find osteosarcoma in dinosaur fossil

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

WhatsApp's latest feature will help stop you falling for fake news

WhatsApp Search Messages
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Chat app is taking steps to counteract the spread of viral fake news.

C-mask is bringing conventional face masks into the 21st century

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

WhatsApp pilots new feature to fight misinformation: Search the web

WhatsApp Search Messages
300+TechCrunch / 11h
WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet , has rolled out a new feature in select markets that makes it easier for users to verify whether the assertions made in messages they have received on the app are true. The Facebook -owned service has enabled users in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. to click on a magnifying glass-shaped icon

Motorola Razr 2020 leaked images point to a redesign for the foldable phone

Motorola One 2020 US
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
We've got our first glimpse at the new Motorola Razr 2020 through leaked hands-on images, and it has a tweaked design.

Sony Xperia 1 III Compact and Premium models could be in the works

77TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
A source has suggested that we could get a Sony Xperia 1 III Compact in 2021, but you shouldn't get your hopes up.

The Xbox game store is finally getting a makeover in time for Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Store
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Much needed redesign will put Xbox games within reach more quickly.

Secure your family's online world with this discounted VPN

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TL;DR: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear VPN is on sale for $3.30 per month as of August 4, saving you 67% on list price. Taking control of your own online security is all well and good, but what about your family? VPNs provide a wide range of security features for protecting your online data and identity, but before investing, you should carefully consider the number of multi-logins on off

Best cloud storage services: Back up, share, and collaborate more easily

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Remote based storage is nothing new, but there's never been a busier time for cloud-based services. With the growing trend for more and more businesses working remotely and more individuals than ever storing increasingly large amounts of essential files, it's vital that you have some form of backup and the ability to work collaboratively via the internet courtesy of a suitable cloud storage servi

Teach kids good dental habits with this AR toothbrush that's on sale

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TL;DR: Let your little ones have fun while keeping their teeth clean with the AquaSonic Brush Monsters AR Toothbrush for $299.99, a 92% savings as of Aug. 4. Getting kids to enjoy morning and nighttime routines is like convincing wild animals to enjoy corralling themselves into pens. Sure, some kids love parts of it, like choosing a funky outfit to wear or reading a bedtime story, but when it com

Reclaim your endorphin high and save $300 on this fancy water rower

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TL;DR: Practice rowing even when at home Viking 2 Plus AR Water Sel Rower for $1,299, an 18% savings as of Aug. 4. What with everything going on these days, you're probably wishing you put more thought into your at-home workout situation. Equipment's been hard to come by, but if you're missing that totally spent feeling you used to get from those group fitness classes, you'll be pumped to learn t

Netflix wants its own version of Harry Potter or Star Wars movies

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Netflix's future may partly lie in broad, fantastical family-friendly entertainment, according to a new interview.

New Fortnite update adds cars, but you probably shouldn’t drive them

Fortnite This Week
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Fortnite battle royale is shaking up its formula with the addition of cars this week, but should you risk it?

First 120W fast charging phone to launch on August 17

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Smartphone makers have been in a race to put out a 120W fast-charging phone in the market and iQoo could be the one.

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

Twitter FTC Fine Two
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Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing , reported on earlier by the New York Times , Twitter revealed it received the draft complaint

WhatsApp now lets you fact-check forwarded messages

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Hunters season 2: release date, story, cast, and what we know

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Amazon has ordered a second series of Nazi-slaying drama, Hunters, which left us with a few cliffhangers ripe for investigation.

Google Home might be listening to more than just wake words after secret update

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Your Google Home could now be listening to more than just voice commands, making the speaker even smarter.

TaxScouts raises £5M Series A to expand to Europe, first stop Spain

TaxScouts Europe Spain
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TaxScouts , the U.K. tax preparation startup founded by TransferWise and MarketInvoice alumni, has raised £5 million in Series A funding for European expansion. Leading the round is Octopus Ventures, with previous investors SpeedInvest , Seedcamp and Finch Capital, following on. Also participating is Clocktower Technology Ventures, the U.S. venture capital firm specialising in financial technolog

Local is lekker: Must-watch South African series and films on Netflix

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Netflix is showcasing many South African series and films. Here are 8 that you should add to your list

Redmi 9 Prime goes official, to compete with Realme C11

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While we've seen a slight change in branding, it's clear that the Redmi 9 Prime is positioned the same as before.

Virgin Galactic unveils concept designs for the Mach 3 high speed plane

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Best true wireless earbuds under Rs 5,000 in India for August 2020

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The TWS market is booming in India especially in 2020. TWS earbud is a cool accessory along with your smartphone. Here are the best TWS earbuds that are priced under Rs 5,000.



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