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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Man released from coronavirus quarantine can't stop coughing during Fox News interview

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"Fortunately from what I understand," Wucinski said, before coughing into his hand, "It is contagious but the death rate is pretty low."
A man who was freshly out of quarantine for the coronavirus has raised eyebrows after he began coughing during a Fox News segment.

Officials Confirm That a Dog Tested Positive For Coronavirus

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The deadly COVID-19 epidemic might not just be a human problem.
The Pomeranian showed no symptoms, but another dog and a cat suspected of having the virus both tested negative.

Oil and Gas Goons Use Sexual Abuse Image to Mock Teen Activist Greta Thunberg

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A decal showing a naked female resembling the 17-year-old—who, let me remind you all, is still a goddamn minor—featuring the logo of X-Site Energy Services, an Albertan oil and gas company, has been circulating among workers.
Immediately below that, the sticker shows the company’s logo.

Could the most expensive Apple Mac Pro be surpassed by this 128-core AMD Epyc workstation?

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The EPYC 7702 is currently the best option out there if you're looking for the pinnacle of desktop performance - put it this way, you won’t find anything from Intel that will even come close to what AMD's Rome series CPU has to offer.
At $51,399, the Apple’s Mac Pro has “only” 28 cores (Intel Xeon W-3275M) and accommodates up to 1.5TB memory, two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (that’s four GPU and 128GB HBM2 memory) and an 8TB SSD.

Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April

Microsoft Cortana W198Engadget / 1h
More significantly, the company plans to remove the digital assistant from its Launcher app on Android .
Starting this spring, Microsoft said it plans to make productivity the focus of the digital assistant.

Facebook Makes Using Its Messenger App Simple Again

Facebook Messenger35Gizmodo / 1h
It’s a complete 180 from Facebook’s previous push to make the app a one-stop-shop for “connecting with all the people and businesses you care about,” with added bloat like games, shopping, and confusing chatbots to serve as automated middlemen between users and businesses.
Now Facebook’s boiled it down to just two tabs, Chats and People, with the latter defaulting to a page for Stories, the 24-hour photo and video highlight reel Facebook more or less ripped off Snapchat ( albeit to greater success ).

NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

100+Engadget / 3h
SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit Psyche back in 2017 before finalizing them last year. Scientists want to visit the unique metal asteroid, because they believe that it could actually be the exposed nickel-iron core of an early planet that br

India vs Sri Lanka live stream: watch today's T20 Women's World Cup 2020 from anywhere

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The Women in Blue are the first team to qualify for the Women's T20 World Cup and they'll be looking to maintain their 100% win here against the Lionesses - don't miss a moment by reading our India vs Sri Lanka live stream guide below.
It's a Women’s T20 World Cup match not be missed - don't miss a ball by checking out our India vs Sri Lanka live stream guide.

'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fall

100+Engadget / 4h
Jackbox Games unveiled this week that the seventh generation of its annually released Party Packs will arrive this fall.
Today, the company released a trailer for Quiplash 3 at Pax East, and announced that the new game will be one of the titles in Party Pack 7 .

Epic says it will fix incredibly annoying Fortnite teammate bug

SlashGear / 4h
Players are reporting that teammate arrows aren’t appearing properly in the game mode, making it impossible to tell whether they’re near one of their own teammates or an opponent.
According to that Trello listing, Epic will release the fix for this problem in the next game update.

2020 Game Developers Conference cancels due to coronavirus

400+Engadget / 4h
It was scheduled to take place between March 16th and 20th, and in a statement, they said "we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer."
For this reason, we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer.

GDC 2020 has been canceled

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Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later in the summer.” In recent days, nearly all of the event’s top corporate sponsors announ

Is This a Joke?

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Facebook’s report comes in the form of two new columns on its CrowdTangle for Facebook and Instagram “branded content” posts that are politically-sponsored.
In record time, Facebook’s director of product Rob Leathern announced the release of a catalog of user-generated Instagram and Facebook posts sponsored by political campaigns.

Lyft ramps up self-driving program

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The CA DMV, the agency that regulates autonomous vehicle testing on public roads in the state, requires companies to submit an annual report that includes data such as total AV miles driven and number of vehicles.
Lyft had 19 autonomous vehicles testing on public roads in California in 2019, according to data released earlier this week by the CA DMV.

Norton LifeLock phishing scam infects victims with remote access trojan

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The cybercriminals behind a recent phishing campaign used a fake Norton LifeLock document in order to trick victims into installing a remote access trojan ( RAT ) on their systems.
If the user does input the correct password, the macro continues executing and builds a command string that installs the legitimate remote control software, NetSupport Manager.

Business Travel – And Airline Stocks – Are Collapsing

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Nonetheless, since this morning we’ve learned that Amazon is telling employees to defer non-essential domestic business travel .
Most people who have it now are likely asymptomatic and not getting tested.

British Airways is testing autonomous electric wheelchairs at JFK

100+Engadget / 5h
British Airways shared today that it has been testing autonomous electric wheelchairs at the country's sixth-busiest airport to see how they can help passengers with mobility needs.
At the time, Whill said it would sell the Model Ci for $4,000, which should give an idea of how much British Airways has invested in this trial.

iPhone 9 release date, price, news and leaks

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We're still waiting on more information regarding the iPhone 9, explaining what kind of features it might be bringing, but we've started to see the rumors start to appear with greater frequency, so it looks pretty likely we'll see the cheap iPhone launch in the next month or two (as long as Apple can actually make the phones).
The new, lower-cost handset from Apple is supposed to be launching on March 31 but with the recent coronavirus outbreak that date might need to shift.

fravery: Robert Emil Stubner(German painter)1874 -...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
fravery : Robert Emil Stubner (German painter) 1874 - 1931 Tea,flowers and a good book No date

curiouscatalog: Bower, Maurice L., 1889-1980. Your public...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
curiouscatalog : Bower, Maurice L., 1889-1980. Your public library is free – use it! Washington, D.C. : Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, 1919 Poster READ .Y68 E15

early20thcenturynerd: Two Day Dresses, from Revue de la Mode,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
early20thcenturynerd : Two Day Dresses, from Revue de la Mode, 22nd February 1880

Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) From our stacks: The Tragic Muse By Henry James....

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) From our stacks: The Tragic Muse By Henry James. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1901.

agslibrary: With tomorrow being Leap Day, check out Lover’s Leap...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
agslibrary : With tomorrow being Leap Day, check out Lover’s Leap on Mackinac Island in Michigan, “The Island of Romance.” The first picture shows Lover’s Leap in the distance, and the next two pictures show more photos of the island. On the map, this spot can be found just north of Mission Point on the southeast part of the island. The photos were taken by Robert S. Platt in 1919, and the map wa

arjuna-vallabha:Woman with lyre, Pompeii fresco

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arjuna-vallabha : Woman with lyre, Pompeii fresco

To honor Black History Month and the release of the new book...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
To honor Black History Month and the release of the new book Classicisms and the Black Atlantic (OUP, 2020), Michele Valerie Ronnick, Professor of Classics at Wayne State University, has organized a presentation of four public talks taken from the new book at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) on February 29. The book calls attention to ways in which Black people have engaged with the cultural lega

John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) From our stacks: Cover detail from Through...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) From our stacks: Cover detail from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There By Lewis Carroll. With Fifty Illustrations By John Tenniel. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1898.

Brochure advertising women’s winter clothing for sale at...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
Brochure advertising women’s winter clothing for sale at Crowley, Milner & Co. Includes descriptions, illustrations and prices. Printed on front: “Thrills! Crowley-Milner & Co.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Portrait of soprano Carlotta Franzell. Printed on front:...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
Portrait of soprano Carlotta Franzell. Printed on front: “J. Abresch, N.Y.” Stamped on back: “Kindly give credit to James Abresch, 200 West 57th St., N.Y.C.” Label on back: “Carlotta Franzell, who originated the demure little Cindy Lou in the Broadway production of Carmen Jones returns in the role when Civic’s final offering opens at Masonic, Monday, February 28.” Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackle

Leak claims California found second case of ‘unknown origin’ coronavirus

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Unlike other cases in the US, these two cases represent what public health officials refer to as ‘community spread,’ meaning the virus may be established in these two communities and capable of infecting people even if they aren’t in contact with someone who spent time in an outbreak location, such as China or Iran.
The info comes from The Washington Post , which reported on late Friday that sources who are ‘familiar with the case’ claim there was a second case of ‘unknown origin’ coronavirus identified in California, this time in Santa Clara County.

Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Accusing the Face Recognition Firm of Violating Its Rules

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Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.
BuzzFeed first reported the news, saying Apple took action after learning the Clearview had sidestepped the Apple App Store and encouraged its clients to download a version of its iOS app reserved exclusively for developers; a violation of the terms of service for Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program.

Inside the first Airbus A350 with business-class suites for Aeroflot

The Points Guy / 5h
The Russian flag carrier has 22 on order, featuring a new, cutting-edge business class with enclosed suites and a true premium economy.
Further down is the Comfort Class cabin, which offers 38” seat pitch, typical of long-haul premium economy.

A look inside the world’s first underwater villa: The Muraka at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

30The Points Guy / 5h
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to not one, but two underwater structures: the Ithaa underwater restaurant, and The Muraka , a two-level residence where the master bedroom is 16 feet below sea level.
However, if you happen to have a few million points just sitting there, keep an eye on the Hilton Honors Experiences platform, which recently offered a “ Make the Maldives Your Playground ” experience which included a four-night stay in the Sunset Water Villa at the Conrad Maldives.

Cortana’s not Alexa—skills are going away in Windows 10 version 2004

Microsoft Cortana W168Ars Technica / 6h
Today, Microsoft announced a major shift in focus for its personal assistant, Cortana: she's getting out of the consumer gadget business and focusing on productivity.
Microsoft clarified to ZDNet that Cortana apps on iOS and Android will still be able to control home devices and smart speakers.

A priceless gift: How AA employees bought one traveler extra time with her dying father

67The Points Guy / 6h
TPG reader Lori Merriman Thomas recently shared how American Airlines employees went above and beyond to ensure she made her connecting flight, giving her a priceless extra day with her dying father.
Deanna promptly went into action, working with flight dispatch, the pilots from both flights and Dallas ground crew members to arrange a special ground transport for Thomas.

Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications

100+TechCrunch / 6h
For example, it might sound obvious to send an SMS message to a customer once the product they’ve purchased has shipped, but Bornski said that actually creating a notification like that would normally require an engineer to write new code.
Notivize co-founder Matt Bornski has worked at a number of startups, including AppLovin and Wink, and he said he has “so many stories I can tell you about the time it takes to change a notification that’s deeply embedded in your stack.”

Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams together

100+TechCrunch / 6h
There are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer ‘s sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program chat with advisors via video chat. Second, Pioneer is largely looking at companies that aren’t companies yet, framing themselves as more of a “startup generato

Apple’s latest commercial shows off the MacBook in anime

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The company also included scenes with MacBook-esque laptops that include other generic logos like hearts, pears, and twice-bitten apples.
In addition to the MacBook — and generic ‘MacBook’ laptops — featured in the video, fans with a careful eye will notice the wired EarPods in one scene and the AirPods in another (in the image above).

More Companies Drop Out of GDC Over Coronavirus Fears

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Last week, we reported that a few companies, notably Sony and Facebook, were pulling out of this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco out of an abundance of caution over coronavirus.
Now, as the virus has had its first "community spread" case in northern California and San Francisco has declared a state of emergency to help handle further developments with the virus, a lot more companies are taking a pass on this year's GDC.

Spring Jacket Styles to Get You Out of Your Outerwear Comfort Zone

Lifehacker / 6h
So I’m going to choose positivity today and assume you all have taken our great advice (!), and there’s a denim trucker jacket hanging on a coat hook at each and every one of your homes in the year of our lord 2020.
What about buying a denim jacket in a different style this spring?

A famous cherry blossom festival in Tokyo has been canceled due to coronavirus fears

The Points Guy / 6h
Here’s a look at some of the major events that have been postponed or canceled at this time, as well as major attractions (such as theme parks and museums) that have been closed indefinitely:
Tokyo’s Nakamerguro district has made the decision to cancel its annual cherry blossom festival in light of the seemingly never-ending coronavirus outbreak .

Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impractical

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To be fair, the S20 Ultra is only slightly larger than the iPhone 11 Pro Max , which is four grams heavier than the Samsung phone despite its smaller 6.5-inch screen.
Like Space Zoom, this is another feature that's really there for Samsung to say, "Hey, we did this technologically impressive thing!" Thanks to the S20's Snapdragon 865 processor, it can record the super high-res footage, so long as your device has enough storage and battery.

Apple punishes facial recognition company Clearview AI for ignoring developer rules

Apple Clearview AI100+Mashable / 6h
Apple has suspended the controversial facial recognition company's iOS developer account following a report from Buzzfeed News that Clearview AI was in violation of Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program rules.
Buzzfeed's report found that Clearview AI was doing exactly that by "encouraging" its clients to download the iOS app in violation of that rule.

Facebook removes Discover tab in Messenger to simplify chat

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The social network has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's rolling out a Messenger redesign that axes the Discover tab, leaving just Chats and People.
Do you spend your days browsing Facebook Messenger's Discover tab for bands, games and chatbots ?

Android Users Can Now Use Apple Music to Play Songs in Shazam

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Image: Shazam (Google Play) Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify. Android Police first reported a beta test of the feature was accessible on Android from the Library page of the Shazam settings menu. The site reported that users for whom the update is av

Huawei considered a Samsung Z Flip shape, but wanted ‘more smartphone’

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The company instead opted for a foldable phone design that would unfold into a larger display to give users a better experience, which became the Huawei Mate X series.
During the Huawei Mate Xs reveal in lieu of an MWC 2020 debut, a Huawei executive spoke to TrustedReviews and noted that the Chinese tech company had, indeed, thought about making its own Samsung Z Flip -style clamshell foldable.

Coronavirus could lead to a decline in PC sales this year, according to IDC report

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Considering IDC’s November 2019 forecasts for the same quarters, which only predicted a 6.8% and 10.7% fall for Q2 2020 for traditional PCs and tablets respectively, there’s a massive difference.
These forecasts show 6.4% and 10.3% drops in shipments of traditional PCs year-over-year in Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 respectively, as well as a 11.8% and 17.5% decline in shipments of tablets.

Here's The Paltry Sum Your Phone Company Could Pay for Illegally Sharing Your Location Data

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Each of the companies, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement , sold access to their customers’ locations to companies that aggregate such information for profit, including Securus Technologies, one of the largest prison phone providers in the country, which, as the New York Times reported in May 2018, gave location data to a former Missouri sheriff without a legal court order.
Yesterday, Gizmodo reported that the FCC was planning to seek around $200 million in fines against major phone carriers accused of negligently sharing the real-time locations of its customers with a host of shady third-party firms without even the most basic safeguards in place to protect them.

FCC issues wrist-slap fines to carriers that sold your phone-location data

FCC AT&T Verizon US100+Ars Technica / 7h
The big four mobile carriers face fines of between $12 million and $91 million each for selling their customers' real-time location data to third-party data brokers without customer consent, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's office announced today .
The Communications Act plainly lists location data as the kind of private information that carriers have a duty to protect and are forbidden to sell without their customers' permission," Free Press Senior Policy Counsel Gaurav Laroia said.

How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race online: stream season 12 from anywhere

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How to watch RuPaul’s Drag Race online in the US (and for FREE)
Neither have VH1, so you need to include Lifestyle Extra for an additional $5 per month to access that channel and 10 more.

Windows 10 ditches Cortana consumer skills in imminent update

Microsoft Cortana W1SlashGear / 7h
Microsoft has announced an upcoming update to its Cortana personal assistant, one that will bring enhanced security and new capabilities, as well as the removal of consumer skills.
With this Windows update, Microsoft will switch Cortana to focus on productivity, opting to ditch the consumer skills.

At this point, just cancel GDC 2020

Amazon GDC 2020 MarchSlashGear / 7h
Aside from being a major public health concern, the current coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has been bad news for a few annual trade shows that take place early in the year.
Still, the fact remains that local officials in San Francisco are concerned about coronavirus and are trying to be proactive in preventing it from gaining that foothold, and I think that continuing to host a major conference like GDC undermines that advance planning.

The best March Madness TV sales: 4K TV deals from Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon

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Our top March Madness TV picks include everything from a mid-size 43-inch TV to a massive 75-inch set, with prices starting at just $218 and different features like HDR, smart functionality and voice control.
To make things easier for you, we've split our selection of TVs into three categories: the outright best TVs for watching your favorite team, the best mid-range TVs, and the best budget TVs. We've included a range of different sizes in each category, and we've also picked a standout bargain for our March Madness TV deal of the week.

SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid

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“With the transition into this new mission phase, we are one big step closer to uncovering the secrets of Psyche, a giant mysterious metallic asteroid, and that means the world to us,” said principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University in Tempe, in a statement when NASA announced that it was approving the mission.
NASA said its Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will manage the SpaceX launch service and that the mission is led by Arizona State University .

Freeman Dyson in his own words

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He also wrote a handful of articles for Technology Review , including a two-part series about his role in World War II .
The rules for cost-accounting were written so that the cost of nuclear electricity did not include the huge public investments that had been made to develop the technology and to manufacture the fuel.

Amazon Has a Bunch of Gaming Deals Going On

Gizmodo / 7h
Anyway, if you’ve got a particular itch that needs scratching this weekend, you may want to turn your head to Amazon, where a slew of games are on sale across all platforms.
While not the best price we’ve seen for this game, it is the lowest on Amazon right now.

The 10 Mustards In My Fridge, Ranked

100+Lifehacker / 7h
I like this one because it’s sweet and tangy, without either of those things taking on too dominant a role.
And Sweet Hot Mister Mustard is that sauce for me.

Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products

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With my last company, Rapportive, there was a lot of conversation around, “oh, what’s the business model?
I had a chance to chat with Superhuman CEO and founder Rahul Vohra earlier this month during an oddly busy time for him.

The FCC Fines Wireless Companies for Selling Users' Location Data

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“The FCC has long had clear rules on the books requiring all phone companies to protect their customers’ personal information,” FCC Chair Ajit Pai said in a statement.
Subsequent stories by ZDNet and Vice Motherboard revealed an industry of middlemen that acquired location information from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon and resold it to companies like Securus.

Is American Airlines Going To Add A New Australia Route?

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Yet when the joint venture was first announced I expected that an early route addition would be Dallas Fort-Worth – Brisbane.
There’s no question Brisbane – Dallas is on the list of routes American Airlines is looking at.

Huawei Hopes to Win Over Europe With Plans to Build 5G Factory in France

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According to the Reuters , at a recent press conference, Huawei Technologies Chairman Liang Hua said Huawei is looking to invest 200 million euros (221 million dollars) to build a mobile base station plant that would create 500 new jobs and supply not just France, but the entire European market with 5G networking equipment.
After the U.S. government warned European nations numerous times that the use of Huawei networking equipment poses a security risk, now it appears Huawei is hoping to alleviate those fears with new plans to build a 5G manufacturing facility in France.

How to Test the Best Features in the Android 11 Preview Builds

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If you really want to try Android 11 out early, you can attempt to download and install the current developer build on your Pixel phone (only Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 devices are supported), but make sure you know what you’re getting into first.
There’s currently no official release date for Android 11 and it’s going to be a while before general users will have chance to check out a public beta version, but early testers have already uncovered some of the features Android 11 will have when it launches later this year.

The best leap day travel deals — and what to do with your extra day

The Points Guy / 7h
Etihad is currently offering complimentary hotel stays in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, for economy flyers on two-night stopovers until July 31, 2020, but you must book by March 1.
We’re seeing a number of properties offer specialized deals to celebrate the bonus day, including 29% reservations at Westgate resorts in Park City, Las Vegas and River Ranch, Florida.

As Coronavirus Looms, China Bans Videogame “Plague Inc.”

1KFuturism / 7h
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, China has banned the popular game “Plague Inc.,” which simulates a fictional pandemic, and removed it from the local version of the Apple App Store.
“We have some very sad news to share with our China based players,” reads a statement by game studio Ndemic Creations.

Apple blocks Clearview AI's iPhone app

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Clearview was relying on an enterprise certificate to let users install its software outside of the App Store, but that goes against Apple's rules, which limits certificate access to people within a company.
The iPhone maker has blocked Clearview's iPhone app over violating the rules of its enterprise software program, TechCrunch reports .

Shimon the Singing Robot Is Both Creepy and Captivating

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Shimon has been around for several years, but its developers at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology have endowed the marimba-playing robot with some awesome new capacities, according to a press release .
In what looks and sounds like something straight out of a Star Wars movie, a robot named Shimon from Georgia Tech can now sing and compose songs with human collaborators, among many other cool upgrades.

Did a Woman Get Coronavirus Twice? Scientists Are Skeptical

200+Wired / 8h
In theory, if doctors completely sequenced the virus in a patient’s nose or mouth swab at the time of each positive diagnosis, they could compare each genetic letter using genome-reading software and determine if the person had the same strain of coronavirus or a new one.
The body produces antibodies that are protective against subsequent exposures, and then over time that immune response wanes, says Kline.

The Long Path out of the Vulnerability Disclosure Dark Ages

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In 2003, security researcher Katie Moussouris was working at the enterprise security firm @stake —which would later be acquired by Symantec—when she spotted a bad flaw in an encrypted flash drive from Lexar.
Eventually Lexar fixed the issue in its next-generation secure flash drive, but the company had no ability to fix it in the model @stake researchers had examined.

YouTube’s appeal process is largely ineffective

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"Our team is focused on accurately and consistently enforcing our policies, and one of the ways we hold ourselves accountable and measure our success is by making sure that users can easily appeal our decisions and monitoring the rate at which they do," a YouTube spokesperson told The Verge .
YouTube creators have been asking for more transparency around the video removal appeals process.

NASA M2M X-Hab Challenge offers university teams up to $50k awards

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NASA is offering awards ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 for proposals that cover a variety of topics, including vehicle and habitation systems, robotic precursor activities, foundational systems, and human spaceflight architecture systems focused on the future Gateway.
The new opportunity is called the 2021 Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, M2M X-Hab for short, and it is accepting proposals from university teams through the end of April.

GDC postponed to later in 2020 amid coronavirus cancellations [Updated]

100+Ars Technica / 8h
The majority of major sponsors for GDC 2020 in San Francisco have already pulled out a little more than two weeks ahead of the event's scheduled March 16 start.
"We're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time," the update continues, adding that the organization "fully intend[s] to host a GDC event later in the summer," about which it will provide more information in the coming weeks.

Credit Card Showdown: Delta SkyMiles Reserve vs. Delta SkyMiles Reserve Business

The Points Guy / 8h
Both of these premium cards now have higher annual fees, but also more comprehensive perks packages, including expanded lounge access, better earning rates and the ability to accrue more Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) toward elite status with Delta .
The Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card is also offering new applicants up to 100,000 bonus miles and 20,000 MQMs. Earn 80,000 bonus miles and 20,000 MQMs after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your card within the first three months of cardmembership, and an additional 20,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary.

Boeing acknowledges “gaps” in its Starliner software testing

NASA Boeing Starliner200+Ars Technica / 8h
After an uncrewed test flight in December of the spacecraft, Boeing "learned some hard lessons," said John Mulholland, a vice president who manages the company's commercial crew program.
During the validation process, Boeing engineers also did not test every complex "logic string" in the software code, Mulholland said.

Coronavirus prevention has people making memes about how they can't stop touching their faces

100+Mashable / 8h
This is incredibly useful advice — you shouldn't be touching your face anyway — but it's also making people realize just how much they're scratching their noses and grazing their mouths unconsciously.
The average person touches their face 23 times per hour .

This box was worth $1,000 if we didn't open it, so we opened it

32Mashable / 8h
This mystery box by MSCHF was worth $1,000 unopened, but contained a product valued up to $7,000 inside. So we opened it. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Culture , Products , Mystery Box , and Mschf

How to use Reddit to plan for your next vacation

20Mashable / 8h
Reddit's use expands further than just "Game of Throne" memes. Use it to plan your next vacay — we'll show you how. Read more... More about Travel , Reddit , Mashable Video , Vacation , and Culture

The Witcher Finds Its Uncle Vesemir

400+Gizmodo / 8h
In a press release, Netflix revealed that Bodnia has been cast as Vesemir in the eight-episode second season of The Witcher .
The character was briefly teased in a flashback during the final episode of season one , which saw young Geralt first encountering the famed Witcher and future mentor.

Create your cat’s dream playhouse with these modular building blocks — Future Blink

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BLOCKS comes with beams, cubes, a slide, and connectors that allow users to attach the shapes anyway they’d like. Read more... More about Cats , Mashable Video , Cat , Building Blocks , and Future Blink

IBM and Microsoft support the Vatican’s guidelines for ethical AI

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IBM and Microsoft have signed the Vatican's "Rome Call for AI Ethics," a pledge to develop artificial intelligence in a way that protects all people and the planet, Financial Times reports.
"The Vatican is not an expert on the technology but on values," Francesca Rossi, IBM's global AI ethics leader, said in a statement.

FCC proposes $208M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for years

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Finally, in January, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai — who, it really must be noted here, formerly worked for one of the main companies implicated, Securus — announced that the investigation had found the carriers had indeed violated federal law and would soon be punished.
The FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure.

Facebook sues analytics firm over alleged data harvesting

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The social networking giant claims that the firm paid app developers to install its Software Development Kit (SDK) in their apps which was used to collect data on Facebook users without their knowledge.
Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit in California against the New Jersey-based data analytics firm OneAudience claiming it allegedly harvested data from the social network.

TikTok star meticulously lays out grains of rice to depict Jeff Bezos' obscene wealth

1KMashable / 9h
Entrepreneur and TikTok star Humphrey Yang , a 32-year-old eCommerce consultant and freelancer from Silicon Valley, recently created a striking visual representation of Jeff Bezos' net worth using grains of rice.
While Yang measured $122 billion in rice, Bezos' net worth is reportedly at $114 billion today.

Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rules

200+TechCrunch / 9h
Enterprise certificates are issued by Apple to allow companies to build and approve iPhone and iPad apps designed for internal company use only.
Clearview AI’s use of an enterprise certificate on an iPhone (Image: TechCrunch)

Coronavirus bursts Big Tech’s bubble

65Engadget / 9h
Virus enthusiasts from all over the world converged in San Francisco this week for America's largest security event: RSA Conference 2020.
During RSA's second day, the City of San Francisco declared a State of Emergency.

Make an Extra Fancy Manhattan With Benedictine

38Lifehacker / 9h
It’s even sweeter than sweet vermouth, so half an ounce is plenty.
Today we’re doing the latter, making a Monte Carlo by swapping out sweet vermouth for Benedictine, a fancy herbal liqueur that’s made by monks.

Coke, Pepsi, and Other Big Brands Are Getting Sued for Contributing to the Plastic Crisis

40Gizmodo / 9h
The Bay Area environmental organization Earth Island Institute filed the first-of-its-kind lawsuit against ten companies—including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, and Procter and Gamble—on Wednesday, alleging that the companies pollute waterways , coasts, and oceans with the millions of tons of plastic packaging they produce.
“The Coca-Cola Company and our other defendants churn out millions of tons of plastic packaging each year and want us to believe that it is all being recycled,” said Majumdar.

Facebook taps AI to turn almost any 2D photo into a 3D image

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As well, high-end phones with dual-rear cameras but only single front-facing cameras can still be used to create 3D selfies.
Though dual-lens smartphone cameras are becoming more common, Facebook notes that most mobile devices still only feature a single rear camera.

AMD solves some huge problems with its latest Radeon drivers

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These black screen bugs would be an especially big issue on computers running an AMD CPU, as it would more than likely not have an iGPU to help users troubleshoot.
A number of stuttering and black screen bugs are covered by the Radeon Software Adrenalin 20202 Edition 20.2.2 update.

New Zealand vs India live stream: how to watch 2nd Test series cricket from anywhere

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We don't know, but what we can tell you is how to get yourself a New Zealand vs India live stream, so you can watch every moment of the Test cricket no matter where on Earth you are.
New Zealand's dominating win against India in the 1st Test of this cricket series took pretty much everybody by surprise.

Google IO 2020 seems like it's still going ahead

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Google I/O 2020 seems like it will still be held from May 12-14 despite the impact of coronavirus, which led to the cancellation of MWC 2020 and companies dropping out of shows like PAX East and GDC.
Google IO - coronavirus or no?

Huawei P40 Lite revealed : Affordable powerhouse without Google

US Senate Huawei P40SlashGear / 9h
Inside the Huawei P40 is a 7nm Kirin 810 processor with 2 x Cortex-A76 2.27 GHz + 6 x Cortex-A55 1.88 GHz. That SoC is one of several features that make this Huawei smartphone exceedingly similar to the Honor 9X Pro , also released – more widely than its initial showing – earlier this month.
As Huawei revealed today, “with its 4 rear cameras, HUAWEI P40 lite manages to capture wider, sharper and more defined shots than you ever imagined.

How to Use Google's New GIF Search Tools

100+Lifehacker / 9h
The next box lets you search based on a specific action or emotion to see the most-used GIFs and most popular celebrities for that category.
The first two search boxes show what moods, actions, or emotions are most associated with a specific celebrity or fictional character.

The concept for Vivo's new Apex phone has zero ports and a 7.5x optical zoom camera

Vivo Apex 2020 60W36Mashable / 9h
With a 6.45-inch display, there’s so much screen real estate that it bends at a 120-degree angle on both sides. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Vivo , Bezel Less Phone , Hole Less Phones , and Vivo Apex 2020

FCC proposes token fines for carriers that sold phone location data

FCC AT&T Verizon US42Engadget / 9h
The rumors were true: the FCC wants to fine major carriers for their approach to selling phone location data .
The regulator has proposed a total of $208 million in fines against the top four US carriers for reportedly selling access to location info without "reasonable measures" to prevent unauthorized access.

Grab This Mario Party Nintendo Switch Bundle At Kohl's

Gizmodo / 9h
Best Gaming Deals Best Gaming Deals The best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Nintendo Switch Bundle | $380 | Khols Ok y’all, let me introduce you to this cool deal. For a short time you can grab a dope Nintendo Switch Bundle that includes the ever-playable Mario Party as well as a deluxe travel case for $380 . But the best part about this deal

Ethics and VPN: the industry needs to aim higher

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A VPN can help to keep people and their privacy protected online from an internet provider, but using one to say, stream pirated copyrighted information, still remains an illegal activity.
And let us be clear, the notion that all VPNs use is for illegal or ‘shady’ activities is nonsense - a significant volume of VPN traffic is purely business related.

Cat Food Foils Scientists

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“Therefore, counter to our expectations, we found that isotope analysis of cat hair has little value in determining if a cat has been eating wild prey,” the researchers wrote in the paper published in PeerJ, “as a result of both high variability in the carbon and nitrogen values of pet foods and the hunting habits of cats.”
With the help of citizen scientists, the team gathered 202 samples of cat hair and 239 pet food samples and characterized the carbon and nitrogen isotope composition.

China's App Store pulls the pandemic simulation game 'Plague Inc'

Plague China Chinese26Mashable / 9h
In Plague Inc. , players take on the role of an infectious disease and attempt to wipe out all human life. Read more... More about Games , Mashable Video , Banned , Coronavirus , and Plague Inc

The wheels on Apple’s $400 Mac Pro don’t have a lock. Cool.

40Mashable / 9h
We wouldn’t be surprised if the wheel lock comes soon as another pricey add-on. Read more... More about Apple , Mashable Video , Mac Pro , Wheels , and Tech

So far, 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' seems alright

Engadget / 9h
Square Enix has also changed the core fight mechanics to (mostly) real-time combat, not the menu-centric, take-your-turn battling found in the original.
These were all signature points in the early part of the original game, and they gave Square Enix a good chance to show how FF7R changes things up.

Facebook Messenger ditches Discover, demotes chat bots

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The changes could push users to spend more time visually communicating with friends and consuming content than exploring chat bots for shopping, connecting with businesses and playing games.
The changes are part of a larger Messenger redesign that reorients the People tab around Stories as Facebook continues to try to dominate the ephemeral social media format it copied from Snapchat.

Amazon Cancels On-Site Job Interviews Over COVID-19 Concerns, Asks Workers to Avoid Travel

200+Gizmodo / 9h
As the COVID-19 virus continues to rapidly spread, Amazon, the second-largest employer in the U.S. has further restricted travel among its employees.
“We’re asking employees to defer non-essential travel during this time,” an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CNBC .

Mike Bloomberg Wouldn't End Oil Exports for Some Strange Reason

87Gizmodo / 10h
The increase in fracking and domestic energy production in part fueled that change, but the climate crisis is forcing Democratic candidates to weigh whether they’d reinstate that ban if they win the White House.
“Lifting the crude export ban has resulted in an out-of-control expansion of oil and gas production in the U.S. at precisely the time that we need to be ramping down fossil fuel extraction in order to achieve our climate goals,” David Turnbull, the strategic communications director for Oil Change U.S., wrote in an email to Earther.

PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility leaked by GameStop

PS5 PlayStation 5 Sony56SlashGear / 10h
It appears that GameStop has published some information about the PlayStation 5 early, revealing some specifications about the console that were previously unknown in a registration page on its website.
We already knew that Sony was planning to bake support for existing PlayStation VR hardware into the PS5, but its plans for backwards compatibility beyond that were unknown, at least up until this point.

WHO Coronavirus global risk upgraded to Very High, map tracker update

21SlashGear / 10h
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19, 2019-nCoV) was given a risk upgrade from the World Health Organization on Friday, February 28, 2020.
The map above was captured on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 13:25 Central Time via the World Health Organization at ARCGIS.

The Dark Side Of The Flight Attendant Lifestyle

21View from the Wing / 10h
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Save $50 On A Bose SoundTouch Wireless Music System

Lifehacker / 10h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Bose Wireless Music System | $150 | Best Buy If you’re a music nerd, you’re definitely gonna love this deal. The Bose SoundTouch Music System is $50 dollars off, bringing the price down to $150 . Equipped with the crisp, deep sound of Bose and built in WiFi, you can connect the speakers to you home network so

Student Discovers 17 Planets, One of Which Could Host Life

1KFuturism / 10h
By combing through data collected by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, University of British Columbia astronomy PhD candidate Michelle Kunimoto discovered evidence of an impressive 17 new exoplanets — including a roughly Earth-sized world found in the “habitable zone,” the region around a star where liquid water could exist.
READ MORE: Astronomy student discovers 17 new planets, including Earth-sized world [University of British Columbia]

Google may add free trials and YouTube streaming to Stadia soon

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However, it appears at least some of the features Google talked about at launch may soon make their way to Stadia users.
It also appears two features Google didn't ship at launch , Family Sharing and YouTube Live streaming, are close to making their way to Stadia users.

Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook 3D Google100+TechCrunch / 10h
The advances mean that many — though not all — relatively modern single-camera phones should be able to use the feature.
The problem is it used the dual-camera feature to help the system determine distance, which informed how the picture should be sliced.

Which Parenting Battles Do You Wish You Had Waged?

38Lifehacker / 10h
One parent in our Offspring Facebook Group is heading into the thick of the toddler years and is wondering which battles are actually worth waging.
Do you wish you’d never let them sleep in your bed?

'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' has more customization options than ever

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As more players get their hands on the demo at PAX East, more features are likely to turn up.
A small feature that may make a big impact on long-time Animal Crossing players allows the camera to switch to a top-down perspective similar to that of the original Nintendo 64 / GameCube version of the game.

The EU Might Make Personal Electronics Use Replaceable Batteries

400+Futurism / 10h
While tech companies like Apple are pushing back against the proposed regulation — difficult-to-replace batteries generally translate into increased sales and repair fees — Business Insider reports that the EU is looking for ways to take a harder stance against electronic waste.
A draft plan reveals that the European Union might enact a law forcing all smartphones, wireless earbuds, and tablets to use replaceable batteries.

Amazon is the latest to pull out of GDC over coronavirus fears

100+Engadget / 10h
The annual Game Developers Conference just lost another big-name tech company due to coronavirus worries. Amazon Web Services has pulled out of the 2020 show in response to "continued concerns over COVID-19 ." In its place, Amazon is planning a "global online event" in May that will show what its AWS Game Tech team was originally going to debut in person along with some extras. You'll hear more a

The Pope is getting on the AI bandwagon

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The Vatican has teamed up with Microsoft and IBM to promote the ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI) while also calling for the regulation of facial recognition and other intrusive technologies.
The tech giants signed the Vatican's “ Rome Call for AI Ethics ” pledge which asserts that technology should respect privacy, work reliably and do so without bias.

Onboard Cape Air’s all-new Tecnam Traveller to Nantucket

300+The Points Guy / 10h
Taking advantage of Cape Air’s introduction of the Traveller on flights between Boston and Nantucket this week, TPG flew up to check out the new plane, and all of the changes it introduces, in action.
The Italian-made plane operated its first revenue passenger flight between Cape Air’s base at Hyannis’s Barnstable Airport (HYA) and Nantucket (ACK) on Feb. 22.

Review: The Invisible Man is a horror film that works on multiple levels

41Ars Technica / 11h
The story opens with Cecelia (Elisabeth Moss) sneaking away in the dead of night from the luxurious seaside house she shares with her abusive scientist boyfriend, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with the help of her sister Alice (Harriet Dyer).
But the 2017 film The Mummy , starring Tom Cruise, was a critical and box office failure, and the studio abandoned the shared universe plan soon after to focus on standalone stories.

Nootropics Won’t Make You Smarter, but They Can Help You Reach Your Max Potential

Futurism / 11h
In addition to caffeine and l-theanine to promote alertness and focus, Brain Food also contains noopept, a synthetic nootropic molecule that does two key things.
Like a lot of other nootropic supplements, Brain Food contains the so-called “ everyman stack ” of caffeine and l-theanine.

Earth's New Mini-Moon Captured in Color Image

100+Gizmodo / 11h
The object, a likely Temporarily Captured Orbiter (TCO), was assigned the provisional designation 2020 CD3 by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center earlier this week.
Our planet recently adopted a mini-moon that’s roughly the size of a car, though astronomers aren’t sure yet if it’s an asteroid or an artificial object.

More than 2,200 agencies and companies have tried Clearview, report finds

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Clearview does not release its app to the public—although Gizmodo found a copy sitting on a publicly accessible server—and the company has repeatedly asserted that the app is not consumer-facing and instead is intended only for "trained professionals" among "law enforcement agencies and select security professionals." Apparently "security professionals" includes retailers such as Best Buy, Kohl's, Walmart, and Macy's, with Macy's on the actual paying customers list.
Clearview has also been used inside the Department of Justice, where the list of government organizations trialing the company’s facial recognition software includes multiple offices at the US Secret Service (some 5,600 searches); the Drug Enforcement Administration (about 2,000 searches); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (more than 2,100 searches); and the FBI (5,700 searches across at least 20 different field offices).

This MIT Scientist Is Building Batteries Using Modified Viruses

500+Futurism / 11h
Over the past decade, MIT bioengineering professor Angela Belcher has been working on a battery-building technology that works by conscripting millions of zombie viruses to repeat a simple task, Wired reports .
Experts told Wired that the technique could eventually be used to extend a battery’s charge and discharge rate by forcing the millions of viruses to create a highly ordered electrode structure, with shortcuts for ions moving through electrodes.

Borderlands 3 heads to Steam next month, new DLC revealed

SlashGear / 11h
In addition to announcing the Steam release of Borderlands 3 , Gearbox also revealed that we’ll be getting the second of four DLC campaigns next month.
Dubbed Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock , this second DLC campaign will be launching on March 26th, two weeks after Borderlands 3 goes live on Steam.

Nintendo Switch Suite costs $500 a night

24SlashGear / 11h
Hotel X Toronto’s teamed up with Nintendo of Canada to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation with proceeds from a transformed Presidential Suite.
Guests will have access to a collection of 50+ Nintendo Switch games, including but not limited to Super Smash Bros.

Maybe y’all should have gone public in Q4

200+TechCrunch / 11h
That’s it, that’s the whole post.

How to ward off coronavirus in your hotel room

49The Points Guy / 11h
Since it’s impossible to know if the person who stayed in the same room before you harbored an illness, it’s best to be proactive with wiping down surfaces with a disinfecting wipe and increasing your hand hygiene practice.”
Reynolds, a professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona what precautions travelers should take and whether hotel rooms should be a concern during this outbreak.

Amazon is a coronavirus mess as sellers sling merch, overpriced masks

Amazon Walmart Seattle78Mashable / 11h
Masks are selling out like crazy, sellers are price-gouging, and — somehow, someway — people are selling awful merch tied to the deadly, rapidly spreading virus that's officially named COVID-19.
The rush to purchase these supplies has appeared in lockstep with the stress that's overtaken people in the U.S. as the virus continues to spread throughout the world.

Daily Crunch: Facebook cancels F8 over coronavirus concerns

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Coronavirus fears prompt even more event cancellations, controversial facial recognition software is being used widely and DocuSign acquires Seal Software.
Seal Software was founded in 2010, and, while it may not be a mainstream brand, its customers include the likes of PayPal, Dell, Nokia and DocuSign itself.

YouTube TV Drops Fox Regional Sports Coverage Over Pissing Match With Sinclair

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A spokesperson for YouTube told Gizmodo in an emailed statement that despite its “best efforts,” the company was unable to reach an agreement with distributor Sinclair Broadcast Group to continue streaming content from both channels beginning February 29.
However, in a statement to the Verge , a spokesperson for Sinclair said the company “offered YouTube TV the best terms under which their competitors carry our regional sports networks.”

Amazon is the latest to ditch GDC this year

100+TechCrunch / 11h
At this point, the only diamond partners who have not officially withdrawn are Intel, Nvidia and Google.
GDC’s top sponsors continue to pull out of attending the San Francisco gaming conference.

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

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With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. That’s very much in line with Microsoft’s new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as a surprise to the dozens of loyal Cortana fans. Microsoft is also turning off Cortana support in its Micro

How to Make the Most of Your Leap Day

100+Lifehacker / 11h
Basically time is a construct, and every four years we’ve constructed an extra day to make sure all of the rest of the days line up where they’re supposed to.
At Inc., Damon Brown (author of The Bite-Sized Entrepreneur ) argues that we should use Leap Day to reflect and recharge :

China Removed a Pandemic-Themed Game From Its iOS App Store

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Plague Inc. maker Ndemic Creations says the game has been removed from sale on the iOS App Store in China because the relevant authorities say it “includes content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China.”
This story originally appeared on Ars Technica , a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more.

Apple AirPods más baratos: el último modelo de AirPods con $30 de descuento en Amazon

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Los Apple AirPods se venden tan rápidamente que es extraño verlos con descuentos. Por lo general, puedes encontrar el precio del modelo estándar del 2019 en $149 con carcasa normal y $199 con con carcasa inalámbrica. Con esta oferta de Amazon te puedes ahorrar $30 en este último. Los Apple AirPods vienen con una carcasa de carga que provee de un total de 20 horas de batería para escuchar música o

Apple AirPods sale: the latest model AirPods get a $30 price cut at Amazon

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
This specific deal is for the latest model AirPods with a wireless charging case that offers a further 20 hours of battery life and can be charged wirelessly using a charging mat or a lightning connector.
The retail giant has the 2019 AirPods with a wireless charging case on sale for $169 .

Why Rome, Paris, Iceland and the Canary Islands are must-visit European spots this winter

The Points Guy / 11h
I had been to Paris three times before my winter trip and hadn’t visited the Louvre or the Orsay Museums because I just didn’t want to deal with the masses.
Like many destinations around the globe, Europe is much less expensive to visit in the winter off-season.

Wondering about getting a job at SpaceX? Elon Musk says innovation is the main criterion

300+TechCrunch / 11h
And the emphasis on innovation extends to the company’s incentive structure, advancement decisions and ultimately how long someone will remain at the company, Musk said.
The mercurial chief executive didn’t elaborate more fully on what proof of innovation looks like in the interview process or in an applicant’s previous work, but it’s an interesting bullet point on the company’s practices.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: It's powerful. It's beautiful. But do you really need it?

Samsung Galaxy Ultra100+Mashable / 11h
For the Ultra, Samsung touts its improved image stabilization (compared to the Galaxy S10), 8K video recording capability, and the aforementioned 100x zoom.
While I'm certainly a fan of the high-quality images the Ultra delivers in both daylight and lowlight, such an intense camera sensor isn't necessary for everyday use.

Should I Share Internet Service With My Neighbor?

VPN One Windows Two200+Gizmodo / 11h
Make sure you’ve taken the time to enable your router’s access point mode (or otherwise disabled DHCP and its firewall), and your devices will receive their IP addresses from your neighbor’s router—much as they otherwise would if you were connecting your cable modem to your router directly, when it’s set up as a regular router.
First off, you’ll want to make sure you get a high-quality Ethernet cable that’s rated to give you top speeds for whatever distance you have to cover between your neighbor’s house and yours.

You Can Connect Your Game Boy Camera to Modern Printers Using This $20 Adapter

Mac Game Boy Camera200+Lifehacker / 11h
But finding paper stock for the Game Boy Printer is no easy task these days, so Vaclav Mach created a $20 adapter that lets the Game Boy Camera work with modern printers instead.
Nintendo stopped selling the Game Boy Camera years ago, but thermal printers are still widely available, most commonly used at checkouts for printing out paper receipts.

End Game, the startup behind Zombs Royale, raises $3M

500+TechCrunch / 11h
Zombs Royale was supposedly built in less than four weeks, but Liu said that after its launch in early 2018, the team spent most of the year maintaining and scaling the game.
Liu said he hopes to fund “many tries” at building other cross-platform, multiplayer games with this seed round.


Friday, February 28, 2020

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How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

500+Gizmodo / 34min
When the movies try for horror (like 2010’s The Wolf Man , starring Benicio del Toro) they fail, mainly because modern audiences don’t have the suspension of disbelief anymore for magic curses, ludicrous science, or creatures that can somehow explode into a bunch of bats.
The problem with most recent Universal Monster movies is that they’re usually not even trying to be scary; instead, they’re PG-13 action flicks like Tom Cruise’s Mummy , Dracula Untold , Van Helsing , even the 1999 Mummy film and its sequels.

Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast

1KEngadget / 3h
Clinton reportedly enjoyed the relaxed environment at Howard Stern's studio when he had her as a guest, as well, to the point that they ended up recording for two-and-a-half hours.
Clinton herself was inspired to develop a show by other podcasts, Politico says, particularly ones which had her as a guest in the past.

Citroën’s new car will costs only R344 a month

91Popular Mechanics / 5h
The Ami is so small that in certain European countries it doesn’t require a license to drive, you just need to be at least 14 years of age (in France) to drive it, and 16 years old in other European countries.
All while plugging into a standard 220v outlet which charges the Ami to 100% in just three hours.

How To Pick The Best Credit Card For Your Small Business

38One Mile at a Time / 6min
For example, the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card ( review ) offers points that can be transferred to about a dozen airline or hotel partners through Ultimate Rewards , or can be redeemed for 1.25 cents each towards a travel purchase.
For example, The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express ( review ) has no annual fee ( Rates & Fees ) offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent every calendar year, so I actually consider that to be the single best credit card out there for the first $50,000 spent annually, bar none.

Facebook’s 3D photos no longer require portrait mode

Engadget / 8min
Now, with the help of AI, the company says it can convert plain old 2D images into 3D photos even if your phone doesn't have portrait mode.
Facebook isn't the first to do this — Google has used a similar technique for portrait mode with its Pixel phones — but Facebook's version also allows you to convert photos long after you've snapped them.

Save Up To 30% On Hanes Baby Clothes For Today's Gold Box

Lifehacker / 8min
Hanes Baby Clothes Gold Box | Amazon First off all, babies deserve a new wardrobe just like full-grown adults do. If you’re a parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent, luckily for you I have a dope deal just for you. For today only and while supplies last, you can save up to 30% on the Hanes Ultimate Baby Collection . Ranging from onesies , pants , sweaters, and diaper covers, you can stock up on your

Pick Up Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age For A Low $38, Right Now

Lifehacker / 8min
Best Gaming Deals Best Gaming Deals The best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Nintendo Switch) | $38 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on page Right now, you can order Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age for $12 less than the sticker price. In addition to the base game, the definite edition includes

Covid-19 Is Traveling Along the New Silk Road

Wired / 9min
The Mongols nurtured the Silk Roads of commerce that spanned the medieval world from China to Italy—until the Black Death spread along them in the same direction, wiping out nearly half the world’s population.
Next to Iran, the next worst outbreak is Italy, with more than 300 cases and rising quickly—and likely spreading through Europe exactly as the plague did centuries ago.

Windows 10 update aimed at enticing subscription services

SlashGear / 14min
A Windows 10 update revealed this week included a major change to the search system, creating what appears to be a robust system that’ll compete with MacOS’ Spotlight feature.
Or, if the user wishes to see the list expanded in a traditional set of search results, a tap of the Enter key will make it so.

US Claims China Fired Laser Weapon at Navy Spy Plane

Futurism / 15min
In 2018, military officials warned pilots that a Chinese airbase in Djibouti may have targeted its planes with “military-grade laser beams” — a flap that also spurred a previous diplomatic protest.
The U.S. Navy claims that a Chinese warship fired a laser weapon at one of its surveillance aircraft last week.

Twitter Verifies Fake Congressional Candidate Invented by Teen

39Futurism / 15min
The student told CNN Business that he was bored and, after reading about misinformation, wanted to kick the tires of Twitter’s verification system.
In about a half hour, a high schooler created a website and Twitter account for an entirely-fictional Congressional candidate named Andrew Walz.

Amazon Bans 1 Million Products Falsely Claiming to Cure Coronavirus

Gizmodo / 16min
But in recent weeks, Amazon has banned more than 1 million products for falsely claiming that they can cure or protect against COVID-19, Reuters reports.
In its report, Reuters noted it had found one merchant selling a 10-pack of N95 masks for $128—a significant markup considering the average seller’s price for the product was $41.24.

Make a Smokier, Spicier Pimento Cheese With Harissa

Lifehacker / 16min
I have never met a pimento cheese I didn’t like, probably because it’s hard to screw up a combination of mayo, various cheeses, and sweet, aromatic peppers.
If you’re not familiar with the smoked pepper paste, now is a good time to get acquainted.

How to Get the Most Use Out of Your Broom

Lifehacker / 16min
So here are some of our favorite ways to get the most out of your sweeping experience, while also getting the most into your dust pan.
Speaking of dust pans, everyone is familiar with the dust pan line that forms with each swipe of the broom.

This Lenovo deal is huge — plus, more discounts on laptops and tablets this weekend

20Mashable / 19min
It's not every day that you can score $2,000 off of a laptop , but friends, today is that day. The Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7 is, in fact, $2,000 off right now (which is a steal — it's a great laptop ), but it's not the only great piece of tech that's being discounted over the weekend. SEE ALSO: 11 of the best tablets on the market right now, according to online reviews If you're wondering what else

The Vivo Apex 2020 Is an Incredible Peek at the Future of Smartphones

Vivo Apex 2020 60WGizmodo / 23min
Vivo also says that by changing the way the edge of the screen meets the phone’s metal frame in back, the Apex 2020 delivers an unprecedented “ultimate” in-hand feel.
However, on the Apex 2020, Vivo created a special continuous optical zoom system with four lens elements that function more like a zoom lens on a traditional DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Dell is going HAM with free gift cards on TV purchases this weekend

24Mashable / 24min
Every true horror junkie knows that you can't make out the dark details fully unless you're watching in 4K HDR, anyway.
Dell is going HAM with free gift cards on TV purchases this weekend

How to Get Better Grip Strength for Rope Climbs

Lifehacker / 25min
So if you want to get better at climbing ropes or holding onto something that puts your hand in a similar position (tug-of-war, vertical bar deadlifts), you have to train it that way.
With one towel on the pull-up bar, grab it with both hands, like you would a rope.

Scientists made an environmentally friendly gin from peas. Yes, it will still get you drunk.

28Mashable / 32min
PhD student Kirsty Black — the lead researcher on the project — told Mashable that peas, and legumes in general, are a "great choice of crop for environmental and biodiversity reasons." Arbikie Distillery doesn't ship in any products to make its gin because it's a working farm — they grow all the wheat, barley, potatoes etc.
While it's well-known that gin is made from juniper berries, it actually requires a base spirit — most often made from wheat — which the botanicals are then added to.

Timex’s new GPS smartwatch pairs 25 day battery with a surprising price

SlashGear / 36min
You’ll get 20 hours of use with GPS tracking active, Timex suggests, though that does mean you can track runs and other exercise sessions without needing to have your phone on you.
That’s enough, the company point out, to run several marathons before you need to top up the battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sarà il migliore tablet Android economico

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 37min
Dalle voci che hanno circolato in questi giorni abbiamo potuto farci un'idea abbastanza realistica su alcune specifiche, tuttavia, poiché Android Headlines afferma che Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sarà dotato di chipset Exynos 9611 di fascia media, 4 GB di RAM, Android 10 e 64 GB o 128 GB di spazio di archiviazione, ma la quantità disponibile per l’acquisto potrebbe variare a seconda della regione.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sta cominciando a diventare sempre più concreto, grazie alla menzione di un database ufficiale ora possiamo dare una prima occhiata al probabile progetto, grazie a un rendering che è stato diffuso in rete.

Ordering groceries from Walmart? You can save $10 with this code.

Walmart Amazon PrimeMashable / 41min
If you'd like to give it a shot ahead of Walmart+'s formal debut without committing to a Delivery Unlimited plan, you can save $10 on your first Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery order now through May 31 by entering the coupon code TIMEBACK during checkout.
TL;DR; As of Feb. 28, you can take $10 off your first Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery order by entering the code TIMEBACK during checkout.

Oil and Gas Goons Use Sexual Abuse Image to Mock Teen Activist Greta Thunberg

60Gizmodo / 41min
A decal showing a naked female resembling the 17-year-old—who, let me remind you all, is still a goddamn minor—featuring the logo of X-Site Energy Services, an Albertan oil and gas company, has been circulating among workers.
Immediately below that, the sticker shows the company’s logo.

What Parents Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Lifehacker / 42min
This coronavirus, called COVID-19 , has been all over the news for the past month; as parents, what do we need to know about the virus and how can we prepare and protect ourselves and our kids?
But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , from what we know so far, kids are no more susceptible to this coronavirus than adults are; older people seem to be more vulnerable to becoming seriously ill from it.

3 Signs Coronavirus Fears Are Driving A Major Falloff in Domestic Travel

View from the Wing / 43min
From the carnage in the markets over the last week it certainly feels like we’re approaching that territory even if the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow forecast is for 2.6% growth during the first quarter (though that’s down 10 basis points from a day prior).
As hard hit as the market is overall travel companies are bearing an especially heavy brunt from reduced demand and the expectation that things will get even worse.

Intel Xe GPUs may be able to record your gameplay, thanks to new Intel Graphics update

Intel AMD CPU Xeon24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 44min
That's right, it looks like Intel wants to make sure its software game is up to snuff when Intel Xe graphics cards eventually make it to market.
Intel has announced that video recording and broadcasting will be coming to IGCC (Intel Graphics Command Center) through a Twitter post, bringing its gaming-focused UI more in line with what's offered by competitors AMD and Nvidia.

Intuit and Credit Karma's $7B Deal Means Bigger Data. Is That Better?

72Wired / 45min
While those people don’t pay to use Credit Karma, they do turn over their financial information, as well as the kinds of behavioral and location data that other companies, like Facebook and Google, track.
The announcement earlier this week that Intuit, the financial software giant, would be buying the personal finance company Credit Karma for $7 billion was striking.

Get up to 40% off your password manager with this awesome Keeper Security deal

One Two Best VPN 202024TechRadar - All the latest technology ne.../ 52min
Any guide you read about staying safe online will tell you it's a terrible idea, making life easy for hackers to breach your security and privacy.
Not only are these great discounts, they're all on a provider which we rank the third best overall password manager (see our full review here).

Walmart laptop sale: cheap laptop deals from HP, Acer, Samsung, and more

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Walmart's laptop sale includes discounts on a range of notebooks with prices starting at just $159 from brands like HP, Samsung, Lenovo, and more.
Walmart's top laptop deal is the Samsung Chromebook 3 that's on sale for just $159 .

Weekend Amazon sales: cheap laptop, fitness tracker, PS4, and headphone deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Save big on the latest fitness tracker deals and some excellent headphone sales in this weekend's Amazon discounts.
Amazon Daily Deals: today's top sales

Spotify iPhone app revamp lands: here's what's actually changed

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Spotify has decided to give its iOS app a bit of a redesign, which the music streaming service giant says will overall make it easier to use its most popular features on the move.
Speaking of podcasts, the Spotify app is now also using the same icon for downloading content for offline playback, which of course remains a feature for Premium users only.

Is Intel killing off the ‘world’s best gaming processor’?

Intel AMD CPU XeonTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Intel only released its 8-core i9-9900KS CPU in October 2019, and despite claiming it is the “world’s best gaming processor”, it seems like its days could be numbered, as Intel prepares to launch its 10th generation desktop processors.
Intel has released several special editions of its processors in the past, and it looks like the Core i9-9900KS’ days are numbered, with Computerbase reporting that several retailers no longer have the chip in stock, while even the biggest retailers, like Amazon, only have limited stock left.

Apple AirPods Pro Lite: what we want to see from the rumored true wireless earbuds

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
The AirPods Pro Lite will reportedly be an entry-level version of the noise-cancelling AirPods Pro, which suggest the rumored wireless earbuds might be cheaper the most expensive Apple earbuds currently on the market.
Even though we know very little about the AirPods Pro Lite – or if they even really exist – that hasn’t stopped us from dreaming up a wishlist of all the specs and features we’d like to see from a new pair of AirPods Pro true wireless earbuds.

Intel's not taking any prisoners in the performance war with AMD, according to new leak

Intel AMD CPU XeonTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
This would mean that Intel's next generation processors won't quite catch up to AMD's mainstream platform, but because Comet Lake-S is, by all indications, going to still be on the 14nm manufacturing process, that shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
We're still waiting to see Intel's 10th-generation Comet Lake-S processors for desktop, and while Team Blue doesn't seem to have an issue with keeping us on our toes, we're starting to see some juicy leaks.

Do your Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus sound strange? A new fix could be on the way

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Samsung has reportedly released its first update to the Galaxy Buds Plus , after some users reported hearing the strange sound of white noise while using the true wireless earbuds .
After mounting complaints, which Tizen Help says has led to customers in South Korea returning or replacing their Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the new firmware update will apparently launch in this region and Germany first.

These cheap gaming laptop deals offer big savings on the Acer Nitro 5

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Cheap gaming laptop deals are an excellent way to save on usually expensive rigs, but you can save even more with these Acer Nitro sales.
Offering powerful specs in a sleek shell and not asking the world in cash for it, cheap gaming laptop deal hunters have always found solace in Acer's stylish red and black range.

Windows 10 gets more fixes from Microsoft – let's hope nothing else breaks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 52min
Microsoft has just released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 , which apply to versions 1909 and 1903, and they include a number of fixes that should improve the OS.
Updates an issue that prevents the printer settings user interface from displaying properly.

How to Use the Close Friends Feature on Instagram

How-To Geek / 54min
Sometimes, you don’t want to share an Instagram Story with all your followers. Fortunately, Instagram has a dedicated whitelist option for those times. This feature, called Close Friends, allows you to share a Story with just a small group of friends. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How the Furby went from adorable pet to cursed object

100+Gizmodo / 1h
The Furby was meant to be an endearing foothold uniting man and evolving machine, and in some circles, that earnest adoration for the toy still exists today—for example, in a few very wholesome communities on Tumblr —but outside of that niche, the Furby’s cuteness has increasingly become cursed by a culture of techno-paranoia.
In 2005, Hasbro tried and failed to reinvigorate the Furby, releasing another iteration that was bigger than the original model, more owl-like, and with perpetually stoned eyes, but it was met with general disinterest and far fewer sales than the first time around.

Friday's Best Deals: Epson Home Cinema Projector, Kyoku Chef's Knife, Mario Party Switch Bundle, and More

28Gizmodo / 1h
For what it’s worth, I think Anker projectors are the perfect compliment to a Nintendo Switch, and makes couch gaming a possibility wherever you go.
Anker Powerwave Charging Pads have come through at a low price of $17 with a promo code, so you can charge both iPhones and Androids at at pretty good speed.

Park Hyatt Auckland Opening Delayed (Again)

100+One Mile at a Time / 1h
The hotel’s opening has now been pushed back even further, and the Park Hyatt Auckland is now accepting reservations as of June 1, 2020 .
If you’re looking to earn World of Hyatt points you can redeem towards a stay here, the good news is that points are pretty easy to come by.

High-energy 'On My Block' trailer introduces Freeridge's new villain

26Mashable / 1h
The RollerWorld money was just the beginning. The freshly kidnapped heroes of Netflix's On My Block bite off way more than they can chew in a propulsive Season 3 trailer that has them searching far and wide for one mystery man: Lil' Ricky. Lil' Ricky has been On My Block legend since Jamal first became obsessed with finding his neighborhood's buried loot in Season 1, but now that he and his frien

How to buy a mirrorless camera lens in 2020

54Engadget / 1h
In this guide, I'll touch on all that and look at some of the best lenses for Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
Full-frame lenses for Canon, Sony and Nikon work just fine on their APS-C models, but you'll be spending more money and using only a part of the lens.

United cancels more Asia flights — Japan, Singapore and more affected

The Points Guy / 1h
San Francisco (SFO)-Seoul (ICN) — from up to 2x daily to 3x weekly for March 8 through April 30
United Airlines announced that its cancellation of all flights to Beijing (PEK), Chengdu (CTU), Shanghai (PVG) and Hong Kong (HKG) will be extended through April 30, 2020.

Vivo APEX 2020 concept packs astounding zoom and wireless charging you won’t believe

Vivo Apex 2020 60WSlashGear / 1h
Vivo says that the display curves 120-degress around the edges, and the images show us that the sides of the phone are almost entirely covered in the display.
It’s that time of year again, as Vivo has revealed its APEX concept smartphone for 2020.

Astronomers couldn’t believe this record-breaking black hole explosion – until now

NASA Explosion UniverseSlashGear / 1h
Observations from Chandra back in 2016 had hinted at a huge explosion in the Ophiuchus cluster, with a curved edge in the imaging suggesting a vast crater had been left behind.
NASA says it has spotted a record-breaking explosion, as a distant black hole erupts with galaxy-scale results.

You Can Connect Your Game Boy Camera to Modern Printers Using This $20 Adapter

100+Gizmodo / 1h
But finding paper stock for the Game Boy Printer is no easy task these days, so Vaclav Mach created a $20 adapter that lets the Game Boy Camera work with modern printers instead.
Nintendo stopped selling the Game Boy Camera years ago, but thermal printers are still widely available, most commonly used at checkouts for printing out paper receipts.

Stair-climbing robot snake is almost as agile as the IRL version

24Mashable / 1h
A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University published a paper showcasing a robot snake they built that is almost as fast and agile as its live counterpart. The robot snake is based on new evidence that shows how real snakes deform their body in different sections to overcome various 3D obstacles. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Disaster Relief , Engineering , Johns Hopkins University

Jalopnik At $6,480, Could This 2005 Audi Allroad 2.7 Biturbo Be All That You Need? | Jezebel Republicans Are Trying to ...

20Lifehacker / 1h
Jalopnik At $6,480, Could This 2005 Audi Allroad 2.7 Biturbo Be All That You Need? | Jezebel Republicans Are Trying to Ban Drag Queen Story Hour | The Root Every Democratic Candidates' 'Black Agenda,' Ranked | The A.V. Club How the Furby went from adorable pet to cursed object | Read more...

The Critical Points: You should be using these six overlooked travel tools

The Points Guy / 1h
In order to book the perfect award trip, you need to find several things: saver award availability , seats on the best aircraft type , a flight at a convenient departure time — and (of course) all of this for the lowest number of points or miles.
However, if you want to be a pro, there are a number of important travel tools that can do everything from ensure you earn maximum miles on a purchase to ensure your flight is operated by the newest product in the sky.

Google, Toyota invest in WhereIsMyTransport to map transport in emerging cities

100+TechCrunch / 1h
“Our division’s global network, that covers 146 countries, is primarily focused on new emerging countries where people rely on informal public transport.
WhereIsMyTransport specialises in mapping these formal and informal public transport networks in emerging markets.

How to Add Branching in Microsoft Forms

How-To Geek / 1h
Microsoft Forms is a great tool for creating free, easy-to-use surveys, polls, quizzes, and questionnaires. It includes branching, which allows you to send users to different questions depending on their previous answers. Here’s how to add branching to your form. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Public markets fall yet again as venture deal counts appear to slip

100+TechCrunch / 1h
It’s far harder to see into the shifting dynamics of the private market.
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between.

Our First Look at Kevin Feige's Simpsons Cameo Is Here

20Gizmodo / 1h
Plus, what’s to come on the DC/CW universe shows , a glimpse of Westworld season three’s new and returning characters, and aliens invade St. Patrick’s Day in the next Into the Dark .
Get a look at the new season of Future Man .

Are automatic litter boxes extra? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes.

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the PetSafe ScoopFree Ultra automatic hooded litter box is on sale for $169.95 — a savings of $30.
Automatic, self-cleaning litter boxes do exactly what they sound like they'd do.

Twitter verified a fake congressional candidate created by a teenager

300+Engadget / 1h
(The student says that he didn't promote the account at all -- he simply wanted to test Twitter's verification system, rather than deceive the public.) When CNN Business reached out to Twitter for comment, the company terminated the account.
Once Ballotpedia passed Andrew Walz's information on to Twitter, the company reached out to verify the account, despite the fact that it only had 10 followers as of February 26th.

Teen hit Yolo raises $8M to let you Snapchat anonymously

200+TechCrunch / 1h
Now it’s safeguarding the app from predators while revealing a smart new feature for spinning up anonymous group chats, powered by $8 million in fresh funding.
Yolo became the country’s No. 1 app just a week after launch by letting teens ask for anonymous replies to questions they posted on Snapchat.

Yes, your cat deserves a subscription box, too

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of Feb. 28, the subscription box for cats, KitNipBox , is offering 50% off of your first shipment.
Yes, your cat deserves a subscription box, too

Relativity Space expands its rocket-printing operations into an enormous new Long Beach HQ

92TechCrunch / 2h
So it was no surprise when co-founder and CEO Tim Ellis said that the company was just starting the process of moving to a gigantic new open-plan warehouse-style building in Long Beach.
Building a rocket is a big operation, even when you’re printing them from the ground up, like Relativity Space .

Stealing advanced nations’ Mac malware isn’t hard. Here’s how one hacker did it

Apple Notes Mac iOS97Ars Technica / 2h
Patrick Wardle, who is now a security researcher at the macOS and iOS enterprise management firm Jamf, showed how reusing old Mac malware can be a smarter and less resource-intensive approach for deploying ransomware, remote access spy tools, and other types of malicious code.
“There are incredibly well-funded, well-resourced, very motivated hacker groups in three-letter agencies that are creating amazing malware that’s fully featured and also fully tested,” Wardle said during a talk titled " Repurposed Malware: A Dark Side of Recycling ."

Take Yu-Gi-Oh! On The Go with This Exodia-Sized Discount

74Gizmodo / 2h
Best Gaming Deals Best Gaming Deals The best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution (Nintendo Switch) | $24 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page It’s time to d-d-d-d-duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution is down to just $24 for the Nintendo Switch after you clip the coupon on the page.

In Naples, Faith Substitutes for What Science Can’t Foresee

84Wired / 2h
To capture the full range of Neapolitan life, Mausve photographed the volcanoes, the urban streets, and even a research facility where scientists monitor seismographs to detect earthquakes and volcanic activity.
This supposed miracle provided the title for French photographer Julien Mauve ’s new series Il Miracolo , which he shot in Naples during multiple visits over the course of 2019.

How much would you pay for the fabled Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

37Engadget / 2h
You have until March 6th to try and nab a working Nintendo PlayStation prototype -- one of the rarest relics of lost gaming history -- and it'll only cost you a few hundred thousand dollars . The current high bid for this retro prototype at auction is $300,000 (plus a buyer's premium of $60,000), which, yeah, doesn't exactly sound like a steal. At one point, though, the Nintendo PlayStation comma

People are Using Memes to Cope With Coronavirus Panic

200+Futurism / 2h
The image appears frequently on Twitter, where netizens have taken it to extremes of conflating the use of alcohol-based sanitizers and binge drinking.
CNN: Alcohol kills coronavirus

Before Buying Something on Sale, Imagine If You Saved 100%

57Lifehacker / 2h
When I contemplated buying a trendy top on sale at a boutique, for instance, I asked myself if I’d rather have the discount or have all my money.
The gourmet grocery store was having a going-out-of-business sale, which meant all the items I usually deemed were too expensive for my everyday existence suddenly seemed within reach.

Volcanoes where they shouldn’t be? Maybe it’s a mantle sponge

33Ars Technica / 2h
Instead, a number of hypotheses have been proposed, including renewed water release from the subducting plate after it sank even further into the mantle or peculiar processes related to the bending of that oceanic plate as it turns to begin its descent.
As the oceanic plate subducts downward beneath Japan, it runs into the mantle transition zone.

This gorgeous 4K TV is basically a work of art — and it's up to $1,250 off

32Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Samsung's gorgeous 55-inch and 65-inch "The Frame" 4K TVs are on sale for up to $1,250 off with the code SAVE300 Feb. 28 through March 1.
The 55-inch and 65-inch Frame TVs are on sale in the PCMag Shop (PCMag and Mashable are both owned by Ziff Davis), and you save an additional $300 if you enter the code SAVE300 at checkout Feb. 28 through March 1.

Your Dog's Ice-Cold Nose May Be a Sensor for Detecting Heat at Distance

58Gizmodo / 2h
Inspired by pit vipers, the researchers, led by Anna Bálint from Lund University, wondered if wolves and other carnivores who hunt large mammals might also have the ability to detect weak infrared signals emanating from their warm prey.
Instead of detecting heat through conduction (direct contact between surfaces) or convection (heat transferred via a medium such as through the air), the nose might be able to directly detect weak infrared radiation released by a warm body or object through photons.

Free SoFi Mastercard Debit Card Triples Initial Bonus

View from the Wing / 2h
Now that SoFi Money has gone from Visa to Mastercard they’ve picked up a bunch of new benefits, though the lucrative referral program is still the best reason to get the card.
Open an account using a referral link and make 2 direct deposits of $500 or more each to earn a $75 bonus.

How to Choose a Birth Control Option If You’re Worried About Side Effects

35Lifehacker / 2h
Lists of side effects on packages can look long and scary, like the 21 possible side effects listed on the label for Yaz, a popular birth control pill: irregular periods, headaches, changes in your menstrual period, fatigue, nausea, bloating, mood swings, breast tenderness, cramps, changes in weight, and a disclaimer of severe side effects like depression, blood clots, strokes and heart attack.
Current studies similarly disprove the association between hormonal birth control and weight gain, with the exception of the Depo-Provera shot.

Paradise, for a price: A review of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

25The Points Guy / 2h
Read on for my impressions of a deluxe beach villa at one of the Maldives’ most popular points hotels, made particularly famous thanks to its underwater Ithaa Restaurant and world’s first underwater villa, the Muraka.
I was assigned to stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a Hilton property that a few TPG staffers have stayed at — and enjoyed — in the past, but that hadn’t been reviewed in a number of years.

The world Bob Iger made

Bob Iger Disney Star Wars88TechCrunch / 2h
There were the times when it seemed like Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger might be the last Hollywood executive standing.
More than anyone, Iger seemed to understand that the Hollywood studios’ continued success would depend on their intellectual property.

For $350 the Moto 360 Should Be Much Better Than It Is

26Gizmodo / 2h
The Moto 360 is pretty much like any other Wear OS watch out there right now when it comes to features as well as specs.
On one run, the Moto 360 logged a distance of 4.58 miles and an average pace of 10'30".

This cute tentacle robot will make you feel like a tiny Cthulhu

44Mashable / 2h
Not an Elder God or octopus, but still want to pick up things with tentacles? Look no further than this octopus-inspired soft robotic arm that you can use to manipulate objects. Created by the researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Beihang University, the little tentacle arm can firmly grab and move objects such as eggs, iPhones, medicin

Engadget Podcast: Reviewing Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra

36Engadget / 2h
And be sure to check out our other podcasts, the Morning After and Engadget News !
Cherlynn gives us a preview of her review for the new flagship phone -- including its 5G performance in NYC and its "100X" camera -- while Devindra wonders what's the point of an incredibly heavy $1,400 brick.

Study finds similarities in bee brains and human brains activity

SlashGear / 2h
The team found that the alpha oscillations in bees have similar properties to the human brain.
Researchers say that bees can learn to associate odors with food in a similar way as humans can.

Wow: United Airlines Hugely Scales Back Asia Flights

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
However, given the overall reduction in demand, United is now reducing their Asia flying even further, through a combination of route cancelations, service reductions, and plane downgrades.
United Airlines ordinarily flies once daily from San Francisco to Seoul, and in April the route was supposed to have 12x weekly frequencies.

If socializing within games is so popular, why hasn’t the multiverse arrived yet?

100TechCrunch / 3h
It begs the question though: if video games have been massively popular for many years, why hasn’t this shift to online virtual worlds as mainstream social hubs on par with Facebook and Instagram already happened?
The thought of virtual worlds for socializing evokes Second Life (launched in 2003), where users created unique avatars to socialize, build and trade with each other.

Coronavirus corrections and the rise of remote work

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Danny and I chewed through all the stuff that we couldn’t get out of our heads, like the markets falling apart and DoorDash’s initial movement toward going public.
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.

The Week in Tech: Coronavirus Disrupts the Industry

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Dave Clark, the senior vice president who runs worldwide operations, wrote in one of the emails that no group or team meetings requiring travel should be planned until at least the end of April, “by which time hopefully we have a better sense of the virus, its spread and impact.”
The company had already been scrambling to make sure it doesn’t run out of popular products that are made in China, and has urgently emailed suppliers to see if they expect to have enough of their best sellers for its all-important Prime Day this summer.

Nubia Red Magic 5G to be capable of true 144Hz gaming: Report

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
If you ever thought high refresh rate displays were a fad, Nubia is here to make you reconsider that with its next gaming smartphone.
Red Magic is Nubia’s gaming arm which makes flashy phones with specs filled to the brim, high refresh rate displays, and of course, RGB.

Facebook cancels F8 developer conference over coronavirus fears

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Facebook has announced it is cancelling this year's F8 Developers conference due to growing global concerns over COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
Recently, several companies have also pulled out of the annual RSA security conference while a lot of companies like Sony and Microsoft have announced that they will not attend the Game Developers Conference , slated to be held next month.

Should I Share Internet Service With My Neighbor?

One Two Best VPN 2020100+Lifehacker / 3h
Make sure you’ve taken the time to enable your router’s access point mode (or otherwise disabled DHCP and its firewall), and your devices will receive their IP addresses from your neighbor’s router—much as they otherwise would if you were connecting your cable modem to your router directly, when it’s set up as a regular router.
First off, you’ll want to make sure you get a high-quality Ethernet cable that’s rated to give you top speeds for whatever distance you have to cover between your neighbor’s house and yours.

'Altered Carbon' Got a Season 2 Revamp—and It's Just What the Show Needed

84Wired / 3h
Like, say, Anthony Mackie.) Ultimately, the season fixated on its (less interesting) hero’s journey instead of focusing on what cultural and socioeconomic impacts the story’s new technologies would have on everyday people’s lives.
Showrunner Laeta Kalogridis took pains to separate the series from one of the book’s more problematic scenes, but the plot still hinged on graphic violence against women, and its hero Takeshi Kovacs was still played by blond-haired, blue-eyed Joel Kinnaman.

Outdoor Research MicroGravity Jacket Review: A Soft Hard-Shell

84Wired / 3h
AscentShell is a three-layer fabric that, like Futurelight, relies on an ultra-thin, electrically-spun waterproof membrane to keep rain out, while letting sweat vapor pass through.
The MicroGravity is the latest in OR’s line of lightweight alpine shells, but I’ve been using it as a rain and hiking jacket.

The best business-class seats for tall people

The Points Guy / 3h
But some business-class seats offer more length and width than others, so today we’re going to look at which biz class offers tall passengers the room they crave.
I’m only 5 feet 7 inches tall, but I can tell the Polaris seat is spacious, with plenty of room to stretch out in all directions whether it’s upright or in bed mode.

Would you drive this oddball Citroen Ami 2-seat EV for $22 a month?

Citroen Ami EV TwoSlashGear / 3h
The 100% electric vehicle is a cumulation of the work that the company started with the Ami One C says Citroen.
Citroen says that the vehicle is available to all with no driving license required.

How to Refund a GOG Game

How-To Geek / 3h now has a refund policy that lets you refund games you’ve purchased within 30 days, no matter how long you’ve played them. This broad new policy is much more generous than GOG’s biggest competitors like Steam and the Epic Games Store. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Netflix's 'All The Bright Places' loses what made the book great

Netflix 2020 Season31Mashable / 3h
Written by Niven and Golden Globe nominee Liz Hannah ( The Post ), the movie version of All The Bright Places introduces star-crossed lovers Violet and Finch differently from the novel.
Netflix's take on Jennifer Niven's YA novel lands like big-budget fan art.

How to Play Microsoft Edge’s Secret Surfing Game

48How-To Geek / 3h
Remember SkiFree? Microsoft is one-upping Google Chrome’s hidden dinosaur game. The new version of Microsoft Edge has a secret surfing game that works offline. It’s SkiFree with a fresh new coat of paint, swapping out yetis for the Kraken. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 launched in India

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Huawei is back to launching Android devices in India, starting with the MediaPad M5 Lite 10 tablet.
The MediaPad M5 Lite is available in a 10-inch display model, with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM as well as LTE connectivity.

Apple glasses could solve one of VR's biggest issues, patent suggests

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It would be able to detect the surface of a user's nose while wearing the head-mounted hardware.That circuitry would then be able to adjust the positions of lenses to ensure that every user can comfortably view the content.
A new patent submitted by Apple has emerged, which describes how a 'head-mounted device' would include the tech on board to ensure every user had the most comfortable fit.

Realme 6 and 6 Pro tipped to be priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 13,999

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The report also gives us a glimpse at how the two phones look from the front, with Realme 6 expected to have a single punch-hole cutout while the 6 Pro is set to feature dual punch-hole cutout.
Realme is gearing to announce its next generation of mid-range smartphones in India, the Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro. While the company is leaving no stones unturned in creating hype for the two phones ahead of its official launch on March 5, a new report states that the price of the Realme 6 could start at Rs 9,999 while the Realme 6 Pro could go on sale starting at Rs 13,999, on March 15.

An octopus-inspired robot arm can handle varied objects

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Researchers at Harvard have developed a robot that can grip, move, and manipulate a wide range of objects.
According to the team, most previous research on octopus-inspired robots focused on mimicking the suction or movement of the arm, but not both.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review—I think I hate flip phones

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The underlying hard layer of glass gives you a more rigid surface to swipe around on, and it feels a lot better than the completely squishy Fold display.
We don't know what the scratch resistance of Samsung's ultra-thin glass is really like, because the Z Flip's display has an unremovable layer of plastic on top of the glass.

The 26 Credit Cards In My Wallet Right Now

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The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express ( review ) — this card has a $0 annual fee ( Rates & Fees ), and I consider it to be the single most generous business card for everyday spending , given that it offers 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 spent every calendar year
Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) — this card has a $550 annual fee ( Rates & Fees ), though offers many perks that help offset it, including Amex Centurion Lounge access, Hilton and Marriott hotel status, a $200 annual airline fee credit, a $200 annual Uber credit, a $100 annual Saks credit, and 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines

Broadcast News Devoted Less Than One Percent of Reporting to Climate Change in 2019

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“Climate coverage as a whole still made up only 0.6 percent of overall corporate broadcast TV nightly news in 2019, showing that these programs’ climate coverage does not adequately reflect the urgency and severity of the climate crisis,” the report says.
The researchers analyzed four nightly news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS, and four Sunday morning politics shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Of these networks, CBS drove much of the increased coverage.

Windows 10 is about to get its biggest change yet

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That's all set to change with the release of Windows 10 20H1 though, which will introduce a new FIle Explorer that uses Windows Search (the same tool you can access by typing into the search box in the taskbar.
Microsoft is giving Windows 10's File Explorer a much-needed overhaul, transforming one of the operating system's key features.

Geneva Motor Show 2020 canceled over tough new coronavirus rule

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The Geneva Motor Show 2020 has been canceled, less than a week ahead of the annual auto event, after Switzerland recorded its first case of coronavirus.
The Swiss government has banned any event with more than 1,000 people, set to take place until March 15, 2020.

Coronavirus: Amazon removes overpriced goods and fake cures

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Amazon has not provided a list of those products it says it has removed, but a BBC search for "coronavirus" on the online site suggests many products are still being sold at unusually high prices.
A search for "coronavirus" on Amazon brought up results for face masks, disinfectant wipes and newly-published books on viral infections, revealing how some sellers are cashing in on the health crisis.

Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D

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This kind of spontaneous yet coherent storytelling is extremely difficult for artificial intelligence , even as AI has mastered more constrained board games such as chess and Go. The best text-generating AI programs too often produce confused and disjointed prose.
In 2018, Lara Martin , a graduate student at Georgia Tech, was seeking a way for AI and a human to work together to develop and narrative and proposed proposed Dungeons & Dragons as a vehicle for the challenge.

Gadget Lab Podcast: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

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Then WIRED senior writer Lily Hay Newman comes on for a conversation about cybersecurity, encryption, and the hacker’s mom who infiltrated a prison.
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED senior writer and former show host Arielle Pardes drops by to talk about how Silicon Valley has ruined work culture.

Katherine Johnson’s Math Will Steer NASA Back to the Moon

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The retired NASA mathematician , who died Monday at the age of 101, calculated the trajectories of the agency’s first space missions, including John Glenn ’s 1962 spaceflight in which he became the first American to orbit the planet, and the first moon landing in 1969.
At NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Gruber works on the Artemis mission , which plans to send the first woman and the next man to the moon in 2024.

How to Use the traceroute Command on Linux

How-To Geek / 4h
You can use the Linux traceroute command to spot the slow leg of a network packet’s journey and troubleshoot sluggish network connections. We’ll show you how! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon's 'Tales from the Loop' trailer is a moving Stålenhag painting

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Amazon has revealed that Prime Video's upcoming sci-fi series Tales from the Loop will premiere on April 3rd -- and it has bundled that announcement with a trailer. The eight-episode show is based on the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag , who's known for making illustrations that combine stereotypical Swedish landscape with futuristic elements like robots and other advanced technologie

Save big with cheap GoPro deals - Hero 7 and Hero 8 models now on sale

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These cheap GoPro deals are offering some serious cash off Hero 7 and Hero 8 models this weekend, with savings across the US and UK offering discounts on the incredibly popular action cameras.
The latest cheap GoPro deals are offering the Hero 7 Silver for as little as $179 / £164 right now, making it well worth your while considering this boosted model over the fairly simplistic White version.

Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears

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Years of work go into crafting the right message for each show and without the shows, auto makers will need to shift strategies to announce their latest models and trends.
The Swiss auto show is one of the largest car shows in the world and is usually the venue where high-end and exotic auto makers roll out new models and wild concepts.

Greedy snake gobbles entire beach towel, heroic vets extract the whole thing

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The Morning After: Meeting Citroën's tiny two-seater EV

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While Facebook, Twitter and TikTok struggle with issues of memes, disinformation and free speech at the billion-user scale, it certainly feels like they're just repeating work that small community-moderated sites figured out years ago.
Like the Timex Ironman One GPS before it, this is really more of a fitness band than a smartwatch, or in the company's words a "sports-first smartwatch."

New Rick and Morty video is the weirdest yet – but where's the rest of Season 4?

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We still don't have an official date for the resumption of Rick and Morty season 4 , but it's not unusual for Adult Swim to release these strange mini-teasers in the weeks running up to a season premiere.
We've been waiting patiently for the return of Rick and Morty season 4 for months now, after the show took a mid-season hiatus at the end of 2019 – and a creepy new video released on the Adult Swim series' official Twitter account could be a hint that we won't have to wait much longer.

16 LATAM Planes Now Have New Business Class Seats

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The first LATAM Chile 767-300 featuring new business class seats entered service in March 2019, and now there are already seven planes with the new seats.
Well over a year ago I wrote about how LATAM is spending $400 million updating their interiors across their fleet, which includes installing a new business class product .

Alaska’s Squirrelly Gambit To Make Up Lost Ticket Sales Due To Coronavirus

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That is, if you buy a new ticket but decide on March 12 not to travel then fees apply.
JetBlue announced they would suspend ccancellation fees on new tickets purchased through March 11 for travel completed by June 1.

Save 50% on KitNipBox, A Subscription Service For Your Cat

Gizmodo / 4h
A subscription box filled with stuff that can trick your cat into liking* you.
**It’s not a wonderful investment, your cat is a jerk and doesn’t know gratitude.

TPG Reader Hall of Fame: $605,000 in vacations for 15 million points

The Points Guy / 4h
Chase Ink Business Plus (no longer available to new applicants, replaced with Ink Business Preferred Credit Card ): Earn 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points a fter you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card (x2): Limited-time offer: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening

Astronomers have detected the biggest explosion in the universe

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This particular event was so big it smashed a gigantic cavity in the gas around the black hole that is now filled with radio waves that it had accelerated almost to the speed of light.
Black holes sometimes expel huge amounts of energy and matter in the form of jets of radio waves.

iOS 13.4 could hold welcome news for iPhone, Apple Watch and HomePod users

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Apple appears to be testing the ability to restore an iPhone, iPad or other device to its box-fresh state with a feature that will be available over the air.
Inside that beta are mentions of a feature called ‘OS Recovery’ and it looks to be a way to restore iOS and Apple devices over the air.

Here’s your first look at the newly renovated Swiss Lounge at JFK

The Points Guy / 4h
You can access the lounge if you’re flying in the business- or first-class cabin on any of these airlines.
While I loved the new Swiss-inspired finishes, the 26-person seating capacity will definitely feel tight in the afternoons.

WiFi enabled solar street lamps to go up in Atlantis

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“ASDU is driving the rapid provision of reliable, affordable and safe energy innovations to address basic needs, drive social development and create jobs,” said Alderman James Vos, City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, who was present to witness the signing of the MoU at GreenCape.
GreenCape’s collaboration with ThinkWiFI occurred after a process with the Witsand community prioritised area lighting and connectivity as their most pressing energy-related needs.

The rise of cloud computing has had a smaller climate impact than feared

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Between 2005 and 2010, data center electricity consumption increased by a lot more (56 percent), as the New York Times reported.
That's because companies like Google have massively increased efficiencies with new chip designs, custom-tailored airflow solutions and other tech.

Microsoft Edge can stop you downloading adware and cryptominers – is it time to switch from Chrome?

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Microsoft Edge can now block potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as adware from being downloaded when you're trying to grab free software, and the company has provided some extra info on how it works.
Microsoft is aiming to put a stop to such unwelcome surprises by blocking any applications that "create extra advertisements, applications that mine cryptocurrency, applications that show offers for other software and applications that the [antivirus] industry considers having a poor reputation".

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Golf edition wants to join you for a round

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The imaginatively named Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Golf edition will be available in both 40mm and 44m size options with the larger model coming in black and the smaller model in pink gold.
In addition to the new Golf edition, Samsung has also announced Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE Aluminium.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 teasers leave little left to the imagination

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Of course, those also give them their power, which is why Xiaomi is only too happy to confirm that the Black Shark 3 will be sporting the best of the best, like a Snapdragon 865 processor paired with 12 GB for RAM and 512 GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage.
The Black Shark 3 isn’t just a high-end phone, though.

The Sea Is Getting Warmer. Will the Shrimp Get Louder?

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But climate change may turn up the volume on this liquid symphony as warmer sea temperatures boost the volume of noise produced by the small but incredibly loud percussionist in this orchestra: the snapping shrimp.
Mooney listened to shrimp snap their claws in the colder water of North Carolina and compared the rates of snapping to a similar species living in the warmer tropical waters around the US Virgin Islands.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review: Nearly Perfect, but Too Pricey

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My grip was compromised because I had been trying different hand positions over the past week just to be able to use Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra , a phone with a 6.9-inch screen.
This imaging technology isn't new, but the results it produces in the S20 Ultra are a good deal better than those from its predecessor, the Galaxy S10 .

How North Korean Hackers Rob Banks Around the World

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Per the transfer requests sent over the SWIFT system, the bank wanted some of its New York money, totaling almost a billion dollars, moved to a series of other accounts in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
In the run-up to the Iraq War, the New York Times reported that United States considered draining Saddam Hussein’s bank accounts, but decided against it , fearful of crossing a Rubicon of state-sponsored cyber fraud that would harm the American economy and global stability.

Rocket Report: Sweden launches suborbital rocket, Mad Mike dies in accident

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Daredevil "Mad Mike" Hughes died Saturday during his latest attempt to launch on a homemade rocket powered by steam, reports .
India has completed the process of designing a human-rated version of its GSLV Mark III rocket for the Gaganyaan mission, the India Times reports .

How Star Trek: Picard creates the tech of the 24th century

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Star Trek has a long history of visualizing the future, creating worlds where advanced tech like transporter beams, tricorders and phasers has become commonplace.
As well as making sure that the tech of Star Trek: Picard is consistent with today’s, Cherniawsky had one eye on what existed in universe of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

Save over £200 on the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver

40Mashable / 5h
The top devices deliver a close and customisable shave for your face and neck.
It has a wide range of impressive devices, and the Philips Series 9000 electric shaver is one of the most advanced.

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing lets operators use same frequencies for 4G and 5G

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Ericsson has made its dynamic spectrum sharing technology available to mobile operators around the world, claiming the innovation will reduce the time, cost and complexity of 5G deployments.
Ericsson believes its dynamic spectrum sharing technology is evidence of its superiority in the market for 5G telecoms equipment.

What Is the Konami Code, and How Do You Use it?

59How-To Geek / 5h
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. It’s called the Konami Code, and it often meant the difference between life and death in a video game back in the 1980s. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What’s with the Real ID License, and Do You Need One?

42How-To Geek / 5h
After Oct. 1, 2020, your standard driver’s license won’t get you as far as it once did. If you don’t already have a Real ID or enhanced driver’s license, here’s what you need to know and when you should upgrade. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Last chance to get some ace VPN deals – courtesy of two of the world's best VPN providers

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With IPVanish, for $47.88 or the equivalent of $3.99 a month you'd be getting one year's worth of its VPN service and a year's access to SugarSync cloud storage absolutely FREE.
We'd expect cake, candles and presents with birthday celebrations rather than VPN deals, but we suppose it's no surprise that this is exactly how NordVPN and IPVanish are celebrating theirs.

Xbox Series X games will pick up where you left off – even after a reboot

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The announcement from Microsoft explained: "The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.”
Admittedly yes, but it's still annoying – and it apparently won't be a problem with the Xbox Series X , after an announcement from Microsoft revealed a new time-saving feature for the soon-to-be-released console.

Alaska Airlines Suspends Change Fees

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Alaska Airlines has announced that they will suspend all change and cancelation fees for newly booked tickets:
At this point there’s not any immediate reason to be concerned about coronavirus in the US, but Alaska is introducing this policy to give customers confidence that they will not be charged any fees for changes or cancelations given how the coronavirus situation is evolving.

I got my spending requirement wrong — reader mistake story

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I’ve signed up for many credit cards before, so I knew the general game plan of meeting a spending requirement in a specific amount of time.
Case in point: the IHG Premier card has previously offered a bonus of 80,000 points after spending $2,000, which may explain why Joshua mixed up the requirements.

First-ever Minecraft Festival announced, revives Minecon

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Minecraft Festival is expected to be big, so much that Mojang is already announcing its plans and, more importantly, ticket sales even when the event won’t happen until September.
They’re not yet saying exactly what, though, but Mojang promises that its projected thousands of guests will be treated to interactive exhibits, tournaments, live entertainment, and, of course, wallet-burning exclusive merchandise you won’t find elsewhere except on eBay after the event.

Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions are on sale

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TL;DR: 12-month subscriptions to Nintendo Switch Online are on sale for £13.99 on CD Keys, saving you 22% on list price. Some gamers are perfectly content with solo play, but most need the rush of competition. Your favourite gaming buddies won't always be on hand for a lengthy session, and that's why the weird and wonderful world of online gaming exists. There's a massive pool of potential playma

Wait, what? Mac Pro's $400 wheels don't have a lock.

82Mashable / 5h
When Apple announced that the wheels for its pro-grade, $6,000 Mac Pro desktop machine are purchased separately for $400 , we thought they must be special. And they are. That's because, unlike most wheels on furniture that cost half that of Mac Pro's wheels, the Mac Pro wheels don't have a lock. This was pointed out by tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, near the end of his Mac Pro review on YouTube

iPhone XS deals are finally starting to become an affordable option from Apple

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Luckily, we're finally seeing that pattern break with one of our favourites of Apple's recent handsets, iPhone XS deals , finally taking a tumble in price.
And realistically, when it comes to this mammoth brand, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, with high prices going all the way back to the iPhone X and even as far back as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fears

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The news represents a huge financial blow to the city of Geneva, exhibitors and the press, but Switzerland's federal council said that safety trumps any monetary concerns.
The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) has also started emailing manufacturers to give them the news, according to the BBC's Theo Leggett and other sources.

Trevor Noah celebrates black history with a salute to legendary black leaders

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The Daily Show 's Trevor Noah has run some truly awesome deep-dive segments, monologues, and off-the-cuff chats on legendary black leaders like Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Aretha Franklin. Plus, he and the Daily Show team have done some unique looks at the Selma-to-Montgomery marches and the 50th anniversary of Franklin's appearance in Peanuts ( before that, even c

Looking for a 'thank you' GIF? Google is suggesting celebrities to help you out

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As Google data editor Simon Rogers explained in a blog post , developers used insights from Tenor – a GIF platform that Google acquired in 2018 – to determine how images of celebrities are used to express emotions and actions.
To discover which emotions are commonly associated with a celebrity, use the drop-down menu in the tool below to select their name.

HTC is still making phones, as it launches the triple camera-toting Wildfire R70

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In the battery department, you’re getting a big 4,000mAh capacity battery that HTC says will deliver two days usage, though it’s packing a micro USB port as opposed to the newer USB Type-C standard when you need to top up that battery.
If you thought HTC was done with phones, you'd be wrong.
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Android banking trojan steals Google two-factor authentication codes

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Cerberus, a malware strain targeting Android devices, is now able steal one-time passcodes generated through the Google Authenticator app, security researchers have claimed.
However, the latest iteration of the Cerberus banking trojan is capable of circumventing the protection afforded by Google Authenticator, security researchers from ThreatFabric have found.

Sony's PS5 controller could get a brilliant smartphone-like feature

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If Sony really is planning on a wireless charging attachment for the PS5 controller, then that will be very welcome, as it could mean you simply have to place the controller down on a mat or cradle to charge – so you may never run out of battery life during a gaming session.
The patent is accompanied with images showing a device that looks a lot like a DualShock controller, with an attachment on the back that allows it to be placed on a wireless charging mat to top up the battery.

Buy World Of Hyatt Points For 25% Off (Last Chance)

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If you’ve been considering this promotion but haven’t yet made a purchase, note that it expires on Saturday, so you have just one day remaining to buy points.
Through Saturday, February 29, 2020, World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction.

Coronavirus: Plague Inc. game banned in China

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Plague Inc. has been pulled from the Chinese app store for including "illegal content", British-based developer Ndemic Creations said.
A game which challenges players to spread a deadly virus around the world has been banned in China, its makers have said.

Will there be a Hunters season 2?

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Below, here's everything we know about Hunters season 2 on Amazon, including its renewal status and possible storylines for another set of episodes.
Season 1 of Hunters landed on Amazon Prime on February 21, and those who have burned through all 10 episodes know that there's plenty set up by the shocking season 1 finale for further episodes.

Vivo’s new concept phone comes with a 'gimbal camera'

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Now that we're well into 2020, it's about time Vivo gave us its annual update on the APEX concept line which, in its past two generations, had given us a taste of what was to come in the smartphone world -- namely in-display fingerprint reader, pop-up selfie camera, near-buttonless design and more.
Rather than casting sound through the glass body like on last year's APEX, this time it's the screen that's doing the job (remember the LG G8 ?), and apparently this new solution delivers better bass as well as sound directivity.

Samsung Galaxy S20 sales off to a slow start - but why?

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The report claims Samsung sold 70,800 Galaxy S20 units in Korea on February 27, while the Galaxy S10 series shifted 140,000 on day one, with the Galaxy Note 10 proving even more popular with 220,000 initial day sales.
Samsung's latest flagship series has gone on sale in its home market of South Korea, and according to the Korean Herald , the Galaxy S20 sold 50% fewer units on opening day than the Galaxy S10 did in 2019.

Raspberry Pi 4 deal is now cheaper than ever for its 8th birthday

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The hugely popular computing device is getting a permanent price cut for its 8th birthday, with the 2GB Raspberry Pi now available for just $35 (around £27/$AU53).
The price cut means that the Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale for the same amount as the original device was back in 2012.

Cheap noise-cancelling headphones deals: Sony WH-1000 XM3 and Bose 700 reduced now

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The latest cheap noise-cancelling headphones deals are offering some fantastic discounts on industry leading audio, so if you're in the market for some powerful audio, now's your chance to save some cash.
The cheapest noise-cancelling headphones deals we're highlighting here start at just £130 and that price sits on the JBL Live 650 cans.

The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms

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A similar calculus has led the firm to invest in so-called vice industries, looking for a market advantage over institutional investors that can’t or won’t support companies centered on sexual pleasure, cannabis or other stigmatized goods and services.
Ms. Eilian said that it is important to her that any psychedelics company in which Able has invested is willing to work within the regulatory structure in the United States.

James Corden's 'ponytail or phony-tail' game sounds ridiculous, but it's edge-of-the-seat stuff

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You might not have thought a ponytail-based guessing game would ever be enough to glue you to the screen, but here we are. In the clip above from The Late Late Show , Alison Brie and Will Forte team up to guess which two of six strangers have a "phony-tail" instead of real hair — and let us tell you, it gets tense . We won't give away the ending, but we will say this: neither of them are anywhere

Geneva Motor Show cancelled over coronavirus fears (UPDATE)

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UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2020, 12:36 p.m. CET The Geneva International Motor Show has officially been cancelled. The article has been updated throughout to reflect this. Geneva International Motor Show, scheduled to take place in Geneva from March 5-15, is one of the most important annual events in the automotive industry. This year, however, it's been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Friday

Huawei to launch a premium M series tablet in India soon

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Update (February 28): Huawei India sent a clarification to us that the upcoming is not the MediaPad M6 or the recently-announced MatePad Pro, which we previously reported.
However, it seems to have found potential in the tablet market, and will be bringing its most premium offering to date.

NASA offer $15,000 for Venus rover equipment design

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NASA have opened a public challenge to develop an obstacle avoidance sensor for a possible future Venus rover.
The “ Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover ” challenge is seeking the public’s designs for a sensor that could be incorporated into the design concept.

Astronomers identify biggest explosion since Big Bang

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“We’ve seen outbursts in the centres of galaxies before but this one is really, really massive,” Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, professor at the Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and co-author of the paper , said in a statement .
“We’ve been given the tools to dig deeper with low-frequency radio telescopes so we should be able to find more outbursts like this now.”

Apple’s ridiculous $400 Mac Pro wheels are missing a key feature

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Apple is asking for a huge $400 for wheels for its ultra-powerful (and expensive) Mac Pro , but it looks like these incredibly expensive wheels are missing a very important feature: there are no locks to prevent the Mac Pro from rolling away.
If Apple’s $400 Mac Pro wheels really don’t come with a lock to prevent the Mac Pro rolling away, then they will end up being both over priced and useless.

Coronavirus preparation guide

Popular Mechanics / 7h
However, once the South African citizens are returned home from Wuhan city, health officials recommend simply being mindful of avoiding close contact with individuals who may display signs of being sick.
In which case you would need to speak with your employer about the possibility of working from home, or applying for extended sick leave while heath officials try and contain the virus.

iPad Pro 2020 looks like it'll bring a new feature to rival the Surface Pro 7

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However, if Apple were to bring out a tablet with a trackpad, it would have to allow mouse support, meaning a big change in how users can interact with their iPad.
The trackpad-enabled keyboard would see the iPad move closer to a more traditional laptop - but rather than cannibalize the sales of the forthcoming MacBook 2020 , such an effort would likely see the iPad take sales from Microsoft's Surface Pro range of tablets.

Apple could be making a wireless speaker system to boost your TV's puny audio

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Apple has already infiltrated our living rooms with the likes of streaming service Apple TV Plus and its latest streaming box, the Apple TV 4K – and a new patent suggests that the tech giant could be working on a wireless speaker system to complete your home cinema setup.
After all, it already has a foothold in home cinema in terms of streaming, and its flagship smart speaker, the Apple HomePod , is proof that the company is capable of creating truly impactful wireless audio.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite feature would make it a stellar cheap Android tablet

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While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has only just started to become closer to fact - thanks to being mentioned by name on an official database -now we’re getting our first look at the likely design, thanks to a leaked render.
The S Pen looks to be the same design as the one that comes with the Galaxy Tab S6 too, which likely means there’s a magnetized slot for the stylus on the back of the slate, which would be both where you store and charge it.

Get workout help at home with these 8 devices that are on sale

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The problem is between work, a social life, and struggling to get eight hours of sleep at night, workouts often get squeezed into your day's only free time slot, and proper cooldowns (let alone muscle recovery) are usually glossed over or skipped completely.
Well, lucky for you, we've found eight products – from at-home exercise equipment to massage guns – to save you time and energy when it comes to your fitness routine.

Save over 60% on this teeth cleaner, whitener, and gum massager device

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TL;DR: As of Feb.28, you can get your teeth pearly white with Total White Photocatalyst Whitener, Massager and Cleaner for $46.99, a 63% savings.
Save over 60% on this teeth cleaner, whitener, and gum massager device

Netflix's 'Castlevania' is a gothic, gory trip worth catching up on

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Castlevania is based on the video game series of the same name, which usually sees a member of the Belmont family (who are all vampire hunters) traversing a castle to take down Dracula.
The Netflix series takes a lot of inspiration from the games in terms of aesthetics and the major struggle of the Belmonts vs.

Improve your memory and focus with the help of this $20 training

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Whether you've noticed your attention span isn't quite what it used to be or you've been having trouble remembering people's names or things on your to-do list, this seven-course bundle will give you strategies to improve your cognition and be more mentally present at all times.
This bundle takes a comprehensive view of memory, teaching you the psychology of how it works and showing you simple activities you can use to improve your memory.

Security? We’ve got it in the bag with these travel-ready purses.

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That tote is my favorite for trips, but everyone has their own idea of what makes a good travel bag.
But while you’re abroad, enjoy the peace of mind of sturdy fabric, RFID-protected wallet, locking zippers, and water resistance.

Reinforcement-learning AIs are vulnerable to a new kind of attack

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It’s not a tactic you’ll see used by the pros but it shows that an artificial intelligence trained via deep reinforcement learning — the technique behind cutting-edge game-playing AIs like AlphaZero and the OpenAI Five — is more vulnerable to attack than previously thought.
Gleave and his colleagues used reinforcement learning to train stick-figure bots to play a handful of two-player games, including kicking a ball at a goal, racing across a line, and sumo wrestling.

macrolit: 1889 Houghton, Mifflin and Company edition of Poems...

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macrolit : 1889 Houghton, Mifflin and Company edition of Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

librarycompany: We are very much enchanted with this painted...

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librarycompany : We are very much enchanted with this painted vellum binding (and those block printed pastedowns!) Binding on: Neu-vermehrt-und vollstandiges Gesang-buch. Marburg; Frankfurt: Bey Henrich Ludwig Bronner,1785

Tom Holland reacts to that viral 'Back to the Future' deepfake

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Remember that genuinely unnerving deepfake of Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in Back to the Future , that went viral a couple of weeks back? Well, Tom Holland has seen it. And in the BBC Radio 1 interview above, he makes two important admissions: 1) That there have previously "conversations" about a remake, although Holland thinks the film "couldn't be made better", and 2) He's up for chatting

We watched the UK's first live 8K broadcast, months before you'll be able to

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We sat down for 90 minutes to watch the live 8K broadcast alongside the real thing to see how the next generation of TV viewing compares.
8K will start to hit homes over the coming years, and TV manufacturers already have a range of (highly priced) 8K sets available on the market for you to buy today.

Robot taught empathy through pain, and other tech news

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BBC Click’s Soila Apparicio looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

BMW's teases its iNext prototype EV during a hot-weather test

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The aim is to ensure the vehicle's drivetrain and body can handle the scorching heat, along with dust, sand and rough road conditions.
It looks less dramatic but more production ready than the concept, as designers have eliminated the jagged window line, cut out the body facets and boosted the size of the headlights.

SA Security Minister’s phone cloned

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South Africa’s State Security Agency confirmed that State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and her deputy Zizi Kodwa’s cell phones were cloned.
The department has reported the incidents to the police, who have confirmed an investigation is underway.

Bernie Sanders has an audacious—and hugely expensive—climate plan

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(Current commitments under the agreement would allow temperatures to rise as much as 3 ˚C, his campaign says.) And he wants to spend $200 billion to help developing nations build clean energy and climate adaption projects.
In addition, Sanders wants to invest more than $2 trillion to help families and small businesses improve the energy efficiency of their homes, buildings, and operations; and more than $1 trillion to retrofit or construct bridges, roads, water systems, and coastal protections in ways that will stand up to harsher climate conditions.

Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone can fully charge in 20 minutes... with no wires

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The Vivo Apex 2020 concept's top features could make our best phones list in the future
That means there's no headphone jack, no SIM tray (the Apex 2020 likely utilizes the embedded eSIM technology), no expandable storage, no charging port and no physical buttons for a completely seamless, and uninterrupted design.
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Coronavirus: Livestreaming karaoke and reality TV in virus-hit China

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So when the new virus emerged, confining millions of people to their homes, the industry responded quickly, with new programming genres emerging and a shift in the formats of popular TV reality shows.
Similarly, in mid-February, the popular iQiyi website hosted a new "at home" reality shows.

Indian research firm Convergence Catalyst is ready for its second act

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When his daughter showed interest in badminton, Kolla rushed to explore options, only to realize that the centuries old sports could use some deep tech.
Kolla’s aim is to turn Sensate Technologies into a global deep tech venture foundry and build 20 odd products that would then branch into multiple companies operating in 11 different industries.

8 of the best online courses to kickstart your photography career

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With everything from night time shooting, photo editing in Lightroom, and drone shots, the world of cameras is constantly expanding and there is always something new to learn.
Featuring lessons on portrait, low-light, and sports photography, this is a great opportunity to get your skills to a reasonable standard on all fronts, before taking it to the next level.

England vs Pakistan live stream: watch today's T20 Women's World Cup 2020 from anywhere

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Having got back on track in their second Group B match against Thailand, Heather Knight's side now face something of a crunch match - don't miss a ball with our England vs Pakistan live stream guide.
Don't miss a match with our complete T20 Women's World Cup live stream guide

Google's data centers are greener than ever

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The study found that efficiency improvements have kept energy usage almost flat across the world's data centers, even as demand for cloud computing is at an all time high.
In a blog post detailing Google's work on making its data centers more energy efficient, the head of engineering at Google Cloud , Urs Hölzle pointed to a new paper in Science which validates the company's efforts.

Lady Gaga's 'Stupid Love' video is a joyous alien desert rave epic shot on iPhone 11

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In a galaxy far, far away from the shallow, there is finally a new Lady Gaga single that has nothing to do with Bradley Cooper. The clip for 'Stupid Love', a regulation rah-rah-mode Gaga banger with arpeggiated synths for days, was reportedly filmed on an iPhone 11, with the Lady herself repeatedly tagging #ShotOniPhone as she teased the simultaenous drop of both track and vision. Watch Gaga and

AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting services

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In a statement to TechCrunch, the East African company framed the arrangement as a “strategic agreement” whereby Safaricom will sell AWS services (primarily cloud) to its East Africa customer network.
Amazon Web Services has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider — in a collaboration that could spell competition between American cloud providers in Africa.