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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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'The Office' children's book is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans

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Kelly, Jim, Michael, Pam, and Dwight are living it up in elementary school. Image: melanie Demmer Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Nicole Gallucci 2020-02-25 19:00:00 UTC A whole new generation is about to fall in love with The Office thanks to a delightful new children's book. The Office

Even 25 Years Later, the Iomega Zip Is Unforgettable

1KHow-To Geek / 16h
The year is 1995. You’re stuck with slow floppy disks that only hold 1.44 MB of data. But there’s an exciting new technology: Zip drives, which can hold 100 MB and free you from floppy disks! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nintendo Cracked Open Its Secret Game Boy Stash to Help a 95-Year-Old Fan

6KGizmodo / 13h
When technicians couldn’t fix a 95-year-old Japan woman’s dead Game Boy, the company replaced it with a brand new one , leading us to wonder just how many original Game Boys Nintendo has stashed away?
Tsusaka’s son, the 95-year-old woman’s grandson, told his grandmother that Nintendo was known for its excellent customer service, and recommended she reach out to the company for help.


Xbox Games with Gold for March 2020 balances dark and light

SlashGear / 5min
Paying a monthly fee that includes getting access to some free games has seemingly become the new norm in the gaming biz. Streaming services like Google Stadia and new stores like Epic Games Store have recently joined that bandwagon but consoles have long been at the head of that line. In fact, Xbox has just announced the games that Xbox … Continue reading

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 wants to make taking photos fun and quirky

SlashGear / 5min
Despite the onslaught of smartphones and their sophisticated cameras, camera makers have found some respite even on the entry-level market thanks to the unexpected popularity of “Polaroid” type non-digital cameras. Thanks to advancements in both imaging and inkless printing technologies, these instant cameras have captured the hearts and pockets of many hobbyist photographers who find something a

T-Mobile customers will get for free starting next month

SlashGear / 5min
As part of its T-Mobile Tuesdays perks, the wireless carrier has announced that it will give its subscribers a full season of access to for free. The new perk will go live next month, according to a tweet from T-Mobile. Baseball fans will get access to the streaming service for a regular full season, enabling them to watch games … Continue reading

Seth Meyers ridicules Bloomberg's awful attempt at satire on Twitter

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Mike Bloomberg received a wave of criticism this week after his campaign tweeted fake quotes depicting fellow candidate Bernie Sanders as praising various dictators. Then, when it became obvious these manufactured statements weren't exactly endearing Bloomberg to the voting public as expected, his team attempted to smooth things over by tweeting, "To be clear — all of these are satire." "If you h

Virgin Galactic will let people hop to the front of the line for tickets

Virgin Galactic Quarterly42Engadget / 31min
Alongside its latest earnings (more on those in a moment), Virgin has announced a One Small Step program that will bump qualified customers to the front of the line for "firm" reservations.
The company didn't say exactly when those next tickets would be available or how much they would cost, although CEO Gorge Whitesides had warned that prices might climb substantially from the $250,000 for early customers.

Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

100+Gizmodo / 34min
Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform not to gouge customers on protective face masks as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak continues to spread internationally and becomes increasingly likely to hit the U.S.
But prices for masks have tripled and in some cases quadrupled on Amazon, Wired wrote, with Amazon telling some sellers that their listings are “not in compliance” with policies that ban price-gouging.

One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster

400+Gizmodo / 47min
The results were also awesome when Grey Matter Art teamed up with artist Bruce Yan to make a poster for the film.
All are worthy choices but another contender is, surely, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm .

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are AU$161 off for Amazon Prime members

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However, that premium price is paying for some excellent features, including improved active noise cancellation at a total of 11 levels, much more than the previous and still very popular QuietComfort 35 II has to offer.
In fact, noise cancellation is taken to a whole new level in these cans: where other noise-cancelling headphones eliminate ambient noise so you can focus on the music you're listening to, they don't do the same when you're on a phone call.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 120Hz display is a huge battery hog

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One of the star features of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S20 Ultra flagship smartphone is its ability to run its display at a silky smooth 120Hz, but as discovered by our sister site Tom’s Guide , this optional setting doesn’t play nice with overall battery life.
Thankfully, battery-life related news on the S20 Ultra isn’t all bad today, with the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announcing that the Galaxy S20 range of smartphones has just become the first ever to receive its USB Fast Charger Certification.

Samsung and Hoyts team up to launch Onyx – Australia's first LED cinema screen

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Now, Samsung has partnered with Hoyts to bring Australians the next evolution in cinema technology, announcing the launch of the country's first Onyx Cinema LED screen in Sydney.
The screen can also display true HDR images and boasts a peak brightness level of 146fL, which Samsung says is "nearly 10 times greater" than what standard projector technologies are capable of.

OneDrive on Android gets a dark mode and On This Day memories feature

Microsoft OneDrive AndroidSlashGear / 1h
Microsoft has recently been pushing forward its Fluent Design aesthetic to more places where it has a presence. It isn’t only on PCs or even the Web as the recent all-in-one Microsoft Office app proved. While that new Android app does let you access some of your files stored on OneDrive, you might eventually want to have access to the whole shebang. Fortunately, Microsoft is now giving its OneDri

Fujifilm's slimmer Instax Mini 11 features automatic exposure

59Engadget / 1h
It's been a while since we heard anything from Fujifilm's Instax arm, but three years after the launch of the colorful, selfie-friendly Mini 9 , its successor has arrived. The Instax Mini 11 (it's not clear why they jumped the 10) offers up the same fun instant-photography experience, but with a few notable improvements. For a start, it's much slimmer than the Mini 9, which is obviously good news

Delta SkyMiles flash sale: Caribbean, US flights from 12k miles round-trip

The Points Guy / 1h
Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card : Earn up to 70,000 miles: 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months, plus an additional 10,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of card membership (offer ends April 1, 2020)
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card : Earn up to 100,000 miles: 80,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months, plus an additional 20,000 bonus miles after your first anniversary of card membership (offer April 1, 2020)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G PCs will be supported by 17 carriers around the world

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5GSlashGear / 2h
5G is big in mobile but that’s not the only place it’ll be in, naturally. Desktop and laptop computers are also fair game but only if they have the hardware to slurp from that high-speed network. Most will use external peripherals but Qualcomm is, of course, pushing a new breed of Always On, Always Connected PCs that this year will gain the ability to tap into 5G networks. And to reassure future

Motorola flagship with Snapdragon 865 confirmed by Verizon’s 5G boast

SlashGear / 2h
The new and foldable Motorola Razr may have been a tad disappointing in some aspects but, fortunately for fans of ol’ Moto, the year has just begun for the company. It still has quite a few more phones to launch aside from the new members of its mid-range Moto G family. Given the company’s previous X and Z models, however, there might have been some reservations if it can and will still release a

Some airlines cut back on inflight service to combat coronavirus. Will those changes stick?

The Points Guy / 2h
Harteveldt and Snyder added that passengers will likely respond better to some of the precautionary service changes than others.
Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research, said that Chinese and Taiwanese carriers have taken similar precautionary steps based on government guidance, including removing pillows and blankets on some flights.

Comcast officially purchases Xumo ad-supported streaming service

100+Engadget / 2h
Comcast has officially purchased Xumo, the ad-supported streaming service owned by Panasonic and Meredith Corp.
Now that the acquisition is official, a spokesperson told Variety that the Xumo team, presumably with all current 55 employees, will be joining the company.

Behold, GIF Peanut Butter

Jif Peanut GIPHY GIF100+Gizmodo / 2h
Almost a decade removed from the height of the GIF versus JIF pronunciation discourse, the company that once got ratioed into oblivion after tweeting this scorching hot take appears to be reversing course.
jar of regular ass creamy peanut butter is, according to the Amazon marketing copy , “Perfect for sandwiches, baking, and shutting down internet debates.”

A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

NTSB Tesla Autopilot100+Wired / 3h
NTSB also asked NHTSA to work with industry to create performance standards for driver assistance features, which critics say can lure humans into a sense of complacency even though they’re not intended to take over the driving task.
It urged the agency to come up with new ways to test advanced driver assistance features like forward collision warning, and to look into Tesla’s Autopilot system in particular.

Qantas’ 100th Anniversary Safety Video

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Qantas is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, and to commemorate that they’re introducing a new safety video , which will debut on all flights on March 1, 2020.
The safety video takes place through different eras of flying, starting in the 1920s, all the way through present day.

Expect Expedia To Get Even Worse

View from the Wing / 3h
Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print pub

AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns

80TechCrunch / 3h
UK startup Babylon Health pulled app data on a critical user in order to create a press release in which it publicly attacks the UK doctor who has spent years raising patient safety concerns about the symptom triage chatbot service.
Watkins, a consultant oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust — who has for several years gone by the online (Twitter) moniker of @ DrMurphy11 , tweeting videos of Babylon’s chatbot triage he says illustrate the bot failing to correctly identify patient presentations — made his identity public on Monday when he attended a debate at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Disney reveals Star Wars: The High Republic novels and comics

Star Wars THR JediSlashGear / 3h
Disney has announced a new Star Wars publishing campaign called The High Republic that will include novels for kids and adults, as well as comic books and more. The company has offered an early look at some of the projects that will be launched under this campaign, as well as concept art and book covers. This is the latest in a long line of written Star Wars materials. The Star Wars universe is f

United Airlines adds Milwaukee flights for Election 2020

The Points Guy / 3h
United Airlines will add one-time flights between Milwaukee (MKE) and Los Angeles (LAX), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Washington Dulles (IAD) and Washington Reagan National (DCA), according to Cirium schedules.
American Airlines will also operate one-time convention-goer flights between Milwaukee and Washington National.

61MP Nikon Z8 full-frame mirrorless camera rumored to launch in 2020

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Then a new Z series camera design patent leaked in August last year, with many expecting that to be the high-resolution Nikon Z8 pro mirrorless shooter.
It's likely that this high-specced full-frame mirrorless shooter – currently dubbed the Nikon Z8 (not its official name) – might be announced this year.

VCs bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world

200+TechCrunch / 3h
The student loan crisis in the U.S. has left venture capitalists searching for novel approaches to financing higher education, but can the same systems designed for helping coders in Silicon Valley get jobs at Google help underserved students in developing countries become part of a global work force? Similar to the buzzy San Francisco startup Lambda School, Microverse is a coding school that uti

Salesforce grabs Vlocity for $1.33B, a startup with $1B valuation

Salesforce Keith Block100+TechCrunch / 3h
If $1.33 billion seems a little light, given what Vlocity is providing the company, Wang says it’s because Vlocity needed Salesforce more than the other way around.
Brent Leary, founder and principal analyst at CRM Essentials, says Salesforce saw this as an important target to keep building the business. acquires payment optimization startup ProcessOut

94TechCrunch / 3h , the quiet London-based payment platform, has acquired its first startup, ProcessOut .
ProcessOut is a French startup that realized e-commerce companies have been leaving money on the table by relying on a single payment provider.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money

Samsung Galaxy Ultra68TechCrunch / 3h
It’s yet another new tier in the company’s ballooning flagship smartphone line(s) designed to reestablish Samsung’s place in the bleeding edge of mobile technologies, while appealing to those with a little extra money to spend in order to future-proof their devices.
Samsung remains conservative with its own expected battery life, owing to power-hungry features like the big AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and the 5G radio.

Air Senegal set to launch its first-ever route to the UK

The Points Guy / 3h
Along with this London Stansted network addition, Air Senegal also plans to launch service to Geneva (GVA) as of 18 June for the summer season.
This summer, the airline plans to launch a new nonstop seasonal route between Dakar and London.

Fortnite may finally get Locker presets: Here’s how they’ll work

SlashGear / 3h
Epic has successfully sustained Fortnite over more than 10 seasons, the result being a huge number of skins and other cosmetic items that fill players’ game Lockers. Players who have been around for a while or who have purchased a substantial number of items have been asking for better Locker management tools, one of which Epic released last year. A new leak indicates Epic may be planning to add

Uber, Lyft may create more CO2 emissions than trips they displace

Uber Lyft Three Study100+Engadget / 3h
A newly published study from the Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that services like Uber and Lyft typically generate 69 percent more CO2 emissions than the transportation options they displace.
An Uber spokesperson told Engadget the company wanted to be "part of the solution" tackling climate change, and that it invested in efforts that shrank car ownership, increase carpooling and fostered alternatives like bikes , scooters and public transportation.

Virgin Atlantic to launch new route from Manchester to India

The Points Guy / 4h
As of Oct. 26, 2020, Virgin Atlantic will fly from Manchester (MAN) to Delhi (DEL).
In addition to this new route, Virgin also announced that it’s increasing service from Manchester to Barbados as of January 2021.

Firefox rolls out encrypted DNS over HTTPS by default

Mozilla Firefox DNS US40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
In an effort to further protect the privacy of its users online, Firefox has begun rolling out encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for US-based users.
The Firefox maker is now performing DNS lookups in an encrypted HTTPS connection to help hide your browsing history from attackers as well as to prevent data collection by third parties.

Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more

Uber Lyft Three Study36Mashable / 4h
With on-demand rides available at the click of a button, it's all too easy to get into a carbon-spewing vehicle without batting an eye. But as a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) study released Tuesday shows, all those rides are catching up to us. Instead of walking, biking, scooting, catching the bus, and even carpooling, too many of us are calling up our own private Uber and Lyft vehicles (an

Jalopnik Inside Japan's Biggest Used Car Auction | Jezebel We Have Been Taught to Expect Nothing | The Root Florida Off...

Gizmodo / 4h
Jalopnik Inside Japan's Biggest Used Car Auction | Jezebel We Have Been Taught to Expect Nothing | The Root Florida Officer Who Detained a 6-Year-Old for Throwing a Tantrum Caught on Bodycam Bragging About Arrest: 'Now She's Broken the Record' | The A.V. Club Mike Bloomberg's social media goons delete tweets after trying, failing to dunk on Bernie Sanders | Read more...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 packs a 382hp turbo four

SlashGear / 4h
Mercedes has announced the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 today, and the car is hailed as having the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine in series production in the world. The M139 2.0-liter four makes 382hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes says each one of those engines is built by hand by a single technician. The engine sends power out via an AMD Speedshift DCT 8-speed dual-clutch transm

OnePlus 8 Pro case leak supports extra camera rumors

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Another leak for the OnePlus 8 Pro reveals alleged photos of a case for the phone that supports prior rumors of extra sensors on the rear camera suite – most likely, a time-of-flight sensor to measure depth of field. These case photos, first posted on Weibo , show a vertical oval that should fit a rear camera block that looks a lot like that of the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro phones, but the

Deal alert: Fly nonstop to Bali, Tahiti from $461 round-trip

72The Points Guy / 4h
If you’ve been dreaming of the South Pacific, now’s the chance to go, with flights dipping as low as $461 round-trip, direct from San Francisco to Papeete on French Bee.
San Francisco (SFO) to Tahiti (PPT) for $461 round trip direct on French Bee via

You Shouldn't Play Video Games To Fall Asleep (But Here's How Anyway)

400+Lifehacker / 4h
In a 2016 study published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine that queried more than 800 adults between the ages of 18 and 94, a quarter of respondents said they use music to fall asleep, about a third listed TV, and nearly 40 percent mentioned picking up a book.
“If I just got this game, and I just started playing it, there’s no way I’ll fall asleep,” said Verma.

Grimes details her character's backstory in 'Cyberpunk 2077'

100+Engadget / 4h
Keanu Reeves might not be the only recognizable face to have a substantial presence in Cyberpunk 2077 .
It's unclear if other celebrities will have a substantial presence in the game.

Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000

Intel ThinkPad AMD44Ars Technica / 4h
0 with 0 posters participating The Lenovo ThinkPad T14S is one of the company's premium business models. The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga is a convertible, the latest in a line of Lenovo convertibles Ars reviewers have liked. Lenovo's L13 Yoga and L14. Lenovo has announced updates to its ThinkPad lineup with a number of improvements, chief among them the option for some models to include AMD Ryzen Pr

Bob Chapek named Disney CEO: The 7th in 97 years

Bob Iger Chapek DisneySlashGear / 4h
Disney just announced their 7th new CEO in the past 97 years. Bob Chapek is the newest CEO at Disney, while former CEO Bob Iger moves to executive chairman. Robert A. Iger was the CEO of Disney from 2005 until 2020, and before Iger was Michael Eisner, who ruled Disney from 1984 to 2005 – at which point he was effectively ousted by a shareholder uprising led by Roy E. Disney. Robert A. Iger “assum

Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago

44Gizmodo / 4h
The sites date to between approximately 80,000 and 65,000 years ago, encompassing the time of the infamous Toba super-eruption.
According to the researchers, this is evidence that the Toba event didn’t halt human progress—that during one migration event, Homo sapiens left Africa in a wave 100,000 years ago and traveled eastward along the southern coast of Asia until reaching Australasia.

The best ways to redeem 100,000 United MileagePlus miles

The Points Guy / 4h
Again, you’ll want to stick to Star Alliance partner airlines to avoid United’s dynamic award pricing and make sure the numbers line up evenly, but you have plenty of options flying to Europe to consider including the following:
Specifically, if you turn your focus west to Asia, you’ll find two Skytrax five-star airlines and two of the world’s best business-class products, which you can book for under 100,000 United miles.

How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Debate in South Carolina

300+Wired / 5h
On Tuesday morning, the DNC and CBS News announced that seven candidates qualified for the South Carolina debate.
The tenth Democratic primary debate is being co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.

Opera R2020 update adds tab workspaces and customizable sidebar

SlashGear / 5h
Opera R2020 (aka, Opera 67), the latest version of the popular web browser, brings new features that enable power users to better manage their tabs and the features they use most often. The biggest part of the new update is tabbed workspaces, which are customizable and separate workspaces that feature tabs related to each workspace’s category. As well, the browser’s sidebar can now be customized

Officials say Tokyo 2020 Olympics cancellation is possible due to coronavirus

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion and longest-serving member of the IOC, told the Associated Press that a cancellation is more likely than postponing or moving the event, given the severity of the outbreak.
IOC member Dick Pound says Tokyo Olympic organizers have until late May to see if the virus is under control.

Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears

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The images streaming out of China as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak depict masses donning protective medical face masks. As Wired has pointed out, these masks have become a symbol of the pandemic. And Americans are taking notice. As the disease spreads around the world and experts warn that the virus, known as Covid-19, will likely come to U.S. shores soon, Americans ha

Last Chance For Bask Bank 5000 Mile Initial Bonus Offer

37View from the Wing / 5h
Last Chance For Bask Bank 5000 Mile Initial Bonus Offer
Open an account, give them quick feedback, back earn 1000 miles.

Sweden’s first cat psychologist created this cute cat sanctuary — Future Blink

73Mashable / 5h
The design of Cat Flat reflects 10 necessities for a cat’s mental and physical health. Read more... More about Tech , Animals , Cats , Mashable Video , and Future Blink

7 of the best camping hammocks you can buy on Amazon

Mashable / 5h
When sourcing this list, we read dozens of online reviews and paid close attention to size, weight, comfort, load capacity, and extras like mosquito netting and interior pockets. By Kaitlyn McInnis 2020-02-25 22:06:02 UTC Traveling isn't just about the destination. Carry On is our series devoted to how we get away in the digital age, from the choices we make to the experiences we share. Why shou

Video of a wild javelina sprinting down an Arizona street is perfect meme fuel

300+Mashable / 5h
It's not every day a person captures footage of a javelina sprinting down a civilian street, so when someone does it rightfully creates quite the stir online. A video recently shared to Facebook by Damion Alexander shows a javelina running at high speeds in Tucson, Arizona, and it's the perfect combination of mesmerizing, hilarious, and utterly terrifying. For those who aren't familiar with javel

Open Cybersecurity Alliance debuts open source language to tackle fragmentation

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The alliance's new language framework called OpenDXL Ontology is the “first open source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework”.
OCA's latest open source project is based on the Open Data Exchange Layer (OpenDXL) which is an open messaging framework created by the consortium to develop and share integrations with other tools.

Update Chrome to Protect Yourself Against Three Major Security Flaws

300+Lifehacker / 5h
Google hasn’t said exactly how the attacks are being carried out, but the company has confirmed that the vulnerability is being used to target users, so you’ll want to patch Chrome as soon as possible.
It’s pretty easy to see if there’s a Chrome update available—the menu icon in the upper-right corner (the one next to your Google profile icon) will have a notification dot.

CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

China Chinese Coronavirus500+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Team leader of the joint mission between World Health Organization (WHO) and China on COVID-19, Bruce Aylward shows graphics during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on February 25, 2020. 6 with 6 posters participating Fresh off a plane from China, epidemiologist Bruce Aylward sat before members of the press at the World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, S

Covid-19 and Surging Face Mask Prices, GIF vs. JIF, and More News

100+Wired / 5h
Peanut butter is stirring debate and Amazon is setting sellers straight, but first: a cartoon about telecommuting games .
Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

route22ny: Mid-1960s view of the Senate Theater in Detroit,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
route22ny : Mid-1960s view of the Senate Theater in Detroit, from the Senate Theater’s instagram feed. The theater is still active and hosts classic films and organ concerts. See The Maltese Falcon on the big screen there on February 29 . Pretty gorgeous neon sign for the candy store next door, too.

upennmanuscripts: Ms. Codex 1094 - Metaphisica, De anima,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
upennmanuscripts : Ms. Codex 1094 - Metaphisica, De anima, & Meteorologia Do you like Aristotle? This manuscript features a collection of commentaries concerning Aristotle’s Metaphysica , De anima , and Meteorologia , as well as the Physiognomonica , which is attributed to Aristotle. It also presents some full-page pen-and-ink drawings, including one of what may be a podium with skull and crossbo

YouTube hires a liaison to help it work better with creators

91Engadget / 5h
The service has hired YouTube veteran (both creator and employee) Matt Kovalakides as a Head Creator Liaison who'll help creators understand the site -- and, importantly, "vice versa." There are "challenges on both sides" that neither might understand, Kovalakides said, and his goal is to bridge those gaps.
I'm in a new gig as Head Creator Liaison @YouTube .

Crunchyroll reveals its first batch of original anime shows

SlashGear / 5h
Crunchyroll, the streaming service best known for distributing a variety of anime content, has announced the first batch of its own original programming. The company is calling its content ‘Crunchyroll Originals,’ following the naming trend established by Netflix. Subscribers will get access to a total of eight new shows co-produced with notable Japanese animation studios. In an announcement on T

Could the US Contain a Coronavirus Outbreak?

CDC US Coronavirus500+Wired / 5h
A spokesperson for the organization declined to answer specifics about supporting additional quarantine efforts, telling WIRED only that it is closely monitoring the evolving situation and working with government agencies and state officials to determine what Red Cross support may be needed in the coming days and weeks.
As of Tuesday, only 12 labs in addition to CDC have testing capacity, said Messonnier.

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down

Salesforce Keith Block100+TechCrunch / 6h
Block stepped into the co-CEO role in 2018, after a long career at the company that saw him become vice chairman, president and director before he took this position.
Industry pundits saw his elevation to the co-CEO role as a sign that Block was next in line as the company’s sole CEO in the future (assuming Benioff would ever step down).

Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position

Bob Iger Chapek Disney500+TechCrunch / 6h
The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive.
Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will succeed him.

Thanks, Qualcomm: Mandatory 5G means phones now ship with disabled 5G modems

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G100+Ars Technica / 6h
Apparently, BBK subsidiary iQoo does all the work of paying for Qualcomm's mandatory 5G modem, integrating it into the phone design, and then the company just, uh, disables the 5G functionality completely.
Phones are starting to trickle onto the market with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 SoC, and the company's unchecked monopoly power over the mobile industry is really coming to a head with this new chip.

Locke & Key’s Meredith Averill on Grief in Horror and Her Elm Street Dream Project

57Gizmodo / 6h
That feeling was a big part of her creative process while working on other series like The Haunting of Hill House , and it’s an element of the Nightmare on Elm Street dream project she’s ready to pitch.
io9: Between Locke & Key and The Haunting of Hill House , you’ve crafted these stories that are both steeped in the supernatural while also being grounded in the very real emotional dynamics of a family, and I’m curious—what’s your personal relationship with magic like?

Xbox One February 2020 update rolls out a new home screen

SlashGear / 6h
If you’ve ever felt like the Xbox One home screen looks a little too busy, then you’ll probably be very pleased with the console’s February 2020 update that’s shipping out today. Among other things, the update delivers a new streamlined home screen that cleans things up significantly. These features have been in testing since last year, so if you’re an Xbox Insider, you’ve probably already seen t

Study warns drinking milk may drastically increase breast cancer risk

53SlashGear / 6h
Drinking milk — the dairy variety, not milk alternatives like soy milk — may drastically increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer, according to new research out of Loma Linda University’s Adventist Health Sciences Center. Depending on how much milk is consumed, dairy was found to increase the risk of breast cancer by up to a massive 80-percent. The increased risk was found from drink

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney+ off the ground

Bob Iger B. Chapek Disney400+Engadget / 6h
After guiding Disney through the acquisition of Fox and launching its direct-to-consumer efforts that center around Disney+ , ESPN+ and Hulu, CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his post . "Effective immediately," former Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek is taking over and will report to Iger while he serves as executive chairman and leads "creative endeavors" through the end of his contract next y

Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best titles

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games , the developer of “Asgard’s Wrath , ” considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the Oculus Rift’s best games. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the studio will continue to operate its offices in the

How to turn the Popeyes chicken sandwich into a Fat Tuesday feast

100+Lifehacker / 6h
A special event like Mardi Gras demands a special menu, and while there’s plenty that’s special about the chicken sandwich , it’s not festive enough to create the kind of escapism we all desperately need on a wet, wintry Tuesday.
Extra Festive Mardi Gras Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Your Web Browser

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Normally, when you type a website into your browser’s address bar and hit Enter, your browser uses DNS to map the domain name to the actual IP address of the server you’re trying to reach—the one that hosts the website you’re looking to visit.
Copy and paste this into your browser’s address bar, and hit Enter: chrome://flags/#dns-over-https

Suck Up the Savings with a Discounted Dyson Ball, Today Only

20Lifehacker / 6h
Best Home Deals Best Home Deals The best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum | $185 | Amazon Dyson vacuums are some of the best bagless models you can own. Often lauded for their convenience and design, if there is one complaint shoppers have, it’s the price. Right now, Amazon is selling a refurbished Dyson Ball Upri

Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus?

100+Gizmodo / 6h
On Monday, the CDC issued another round of travel warnings, with a level 3 alert for South Korea, which has reported nearly 1,000 cases, and a level 2 alert for people traveling to Italy, Iran, and Japan.
As an outbreak of a new pneumonia-causing coronavirus is poised to spread across the globe, people in largely unaffected places like the U.S. might worry about visiting areas where the virus is spreading or traveling by air at all.

Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies’ ability to fight election interference

100+TechCrunch / 6h
A significant majority of Americans have lost faith in tech companies’ ability to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 presidential election, according to a new study from Pew Research Center , released today. The study found that nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) don’t believe platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google will be able to prevent election interference.

Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store

200+Gizmodo / 6h
“Amazon represents a clear and present danger to millions of good jobs,” United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Marc Perrone wrote in a statement Tuesday.
According to Perrone, Amazon’s pivot away from human labor “is designed to destroy millions of grocery worker jobs.”

Oregon Republicans Are On the Run Again Over Climate Bill Vote

400+Gizmodo / 6h
It’s all because they don’t have the votes to block cap and trade legislation, a formerly orthodox Republican, market-based solution to address climate change.
On Monday, Oregon’s state senate passed a cap-and-trade bill— known as SB 1530 —out of committee.

Chase Sapphire Reserve: Return Protection Is Back

View from the Wing / 6h
Return protection provides up to $500 per item ($1000 per year) when you’re dissatisfied with a purchase and the seller won’t take it back within 90 days of purchase.
Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners.

Tesla’s Autopilot and NHTSA’s investigations just got blasted by the NTSB

NTSB Tesla AutopilotSlashGear / 6h
The NTSB has slammed Tesla for failing to respond to Autopilot safety concerns, as well as criticizing the NHTSA for insufficiently investigating crashes involving the electric cars. While many industry-watchers had expected the National Transportation Safety Board to take a pessimistic stance on advanced driver assistance technologies at its hearing today, the extent of the board’s criticisms ca

Tesla Autopilot System Found Probably at Fault in 2018 Crash

NTSB Tesla Autopilot500+NYT > Technology / 6h
WASHINGTON — A top federal safety official said on Tuesday that Tesla, the auto industry and regulators were not doing enough to prevent accidents involving advanced driver-assistance systems like Tesla’s Autopilot.
The board meeting is the latest development in a string of federal investigations into crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system, which can, among other things, keep a moving car in its lane and match the speed of surrounding vehicles.

Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along

100+NYT > Technology / 6h
Sherry Stein, head of technology strategy for SITA, said the goals are to reduce hassle for passengers, speed boarding and increase security.
Seven percent of airlines have installed some self-boarding gates, and about a third of all airlines plan to use some type of this gate by the end of 2022, according to SITA, a technology company serving about 450 airports and airlines.

You might get $30 from the government if you were the victim of a tech support scam

FTC Apple Tech Support91Mashable / 6h
Being taken for a ride by scammers isn't fun, but getting money from the government is. The FTC announced its latest refund program for scam victims on Tuesday. Anyone who got swindled by an outfit best known as Click4Support should get a check from the government as part of a $1.7 million settlement. The refunds will average about $30 and go out to a little less than 58,000 people. Click4Support

Air New Zealand Skynest: Bunk Beds Coming To Economy?

500+One Mile at a Time / 6h
One thing Air New Zealand hasn’t addressed yet is the logistics of these bunk beds, especially regarding how they’d sell Skynests.
Air New Zealand does explicitly note in the press release that they expect other airlines will want to license the Economy Skynest.

These Are the Pentagon’s New Ethics “Principles” for AI in Warfare

300+Futurism / 7h
On Monday, the Pentagon announced the official adoption of a series of new principles for ethical use of artificial intelligence in warfare, the Associated Press reports .
The principles were formed out of a commission with the (darkly Newspeak-y) name the Defense Innovation Board, which released its recommendations (title: “ AI Principles: Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Department of Defense “) to the Pentagon last October.

Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public

Smithsonian 2.8M Images500+Engadget / 7h
The Smithsonian Institution is releasing a whopping 2.8 million high-res, two- and three-dimensional images from its collections to a new Open Access online platform .
Thanks to a partnership between the Smithsonian and Cesium, a shareable, high-res 3D rendering is available through Open Access, allowing anyone to rotate, zoom in and study the space shuttle up close.

Ranking alternative milks by how good they taste in a latte

Mashable / 7h
The downside of milk is getting harder to ignore as dairy and meat industry cattle use 83 percent of the world's farmland. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Coffee , Milk , Almond Milk , and Milk Products

Save Big on a Gaming Monitor or Laptop During This One-Day Amazon Sale

Gizmodo / 7h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Gaming Monitor, Laptop and Accessory Gold Box | Amazon Today’s Gold Box is lowering the price on a ton of PC gaming gear. Inside, you’ll find a Cooler Master case, a SteelSeries keyboard, a ton of monitors and laptops all marked down to great low prices. For what it’s worth, I think this 27" Asus gaming monito

Make Cocktail Syrups Even if You Don't Drink Cocktails

Lifehacker / 7h
Recently, I’ve been making single servings of lemonade- and limeade-esque beverages, sweetening them on the fly with a few squirts of honey or simple syrup, depending on my mood.
I am not known for drinking water, but these syrups help keep me hydrated.

DARPA’s Working on a Nuclear-Powered Rocket for Easy Moon Access

1KFuturism / 7h
The Pentagon wants a way to move cargo around the expansive space between the Earth and the Moon, and it’s directed DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a nuclear-powered rocket for that precise purpose.
“An agile nuclear thermal propulsion vehicle enables the [Defense Department] to maintain space domain awareness of the burgeoning activity within this vast volume,” DARPA spokesperson Jared Adams told The Daily Beast .

The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence

97Ars Technica / 7h
Based on these measurements, Nightingale and Farid worked out the range of similarity between the "barcode" patterns on different pairs of jeans.
So if one pair of jeans can look noticeably different in different photos, is denim-pattern analysis actually a useful forensic technique?

Gmail Is Catching More Malicious Attachments With Deep Learning

100+Wired / 7h
At the RSA security conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google's security and anti-abuse research lead Elie Bursztein will present findings on how the new deep-learning scanner for documents is faring against the 300 billion attachments it has to process each week.
Currently 56 percent of malware threats against Gmail users come from Microsoft Office documents, and 2 percent come from PDFs. In the months that it's been active, the new scanner has increased its daily malicious Office document detection by 10 percent.

Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix

50Mashable / 7h
When it comes to securing the vote, officials keep pushing for the latest and supposedly greatest in election technology. According to cryptography experts at the annual RSA conference in San Francisco, that approach might just do more harm than good. In fact, one warned, when it comes to elections, depending on technology can be "dangerous." Thankfully, ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential electi

Etika mural becomes Pokemon Go spot in tribute to YouTuber

300+BBC News - Technology / 7h
"I think people will go to the mural today, spin the Pokestop and think wow, our friend is in the game."
"He was a close friend of mine and I know he really loved Pokemon Go. It could add so much emotional value to people, I think it's so important he's part of the game.

What are the best coronavirus treatments?

China Iran Italy WHO400+New on MIT Technology Review / 7h
If the disease known as Covid-19 does become a pandemic, one thing is for sure: billions of people will be hoping for a drug or vaccine.
Luckily, a bunch of prototype vaccines were developed against SARS, the coronavirus disease that killed more than 800 starting in 2003.

Comcast acquires free streaming service Xumo

98TechCrunch / 7h
Comcast has acquired Xumo , a free, ad-supported streaming service with more than 190 channels. The service has a complicated ownership history — it began in 2011 as a joint venture between Panasonic and Myspace parent company Viant, which was acquired by Time Inc. in 2016 , and then Time Inc. was later acquired by Meredith . The companies are not disclosing the financial terms of the deal, which

Crunchyroll details its first eight original anime productions

81Engadget / 7h
Following the likes of Netflix and other more mainstream video platforms, anime streamer Crunchyroll has started commissioning its own original content.
Half of the series were produced by Crunchyroll Studios, with production duties on the remaining four handled by a couple of other high-profile studios in Japan, including Production I.G.

Amazon sale: deals on the 4K Fire TV Stick, Cube, and more

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You can find discounts on Amazon's best-selling Fire devices, which include the 4K Fire TV Stick.
That's a $15 discount and the best price we've found for the Alexa-enabled streaming device.

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in March

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Below you’ll find what we deem to be the best sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV coming to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Disney+ in March.
I come from the third category, having only seen the first film when it was released, but I know there are lots of fans out there and having these available to watch will be very much appreciated.

Here’s a Glossary for the Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreak’s Vocab

100+Futurism / 7h
You could say that a SARS-CoV-2 infection made someone come down with a case of COVID-19 — not unlike how the varicella zoster virus causes the disease chickenpox.
The WHO maintains that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is not a pandemic : even though cases have been confirmed in 41 global territories, most of the countries affected have more or less contained the disease thus far.

Southwest spring break deal alert: Hawaii inter-island flights from $39, mainland from $49 one-way

The Points Guy / 7h
Hawaii fares to and from the mainland begin at $139 one-way or $278 round-trip nonstop from the West Coast.
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express ( 5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel ), Chase Sapphire Reserve , American Express® Gold Card , Citi Premier Card , Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2020

43Mashable / 7h
Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Alison Foreman 2020-02-25 20:00:00 UTC Looking forward to next month's streaming? Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime Video. This March, the streaming service offers the reality return of fashionistas Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum in Making the Cut — a competit

The Fastest Way to Limit Google Search Results by Date

90Lifehacker / 7h
If I’m not getting recent and relevant results, it takes me a whole lot longer to get the information I need.
Here’s the first result I got today when I added a time limitation to the search:

Microsoft makes Azure Sphere available to all

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After launching a preview of Azure Sphere almost two years ago, Microsoft has announced that its comprehensive security solution aimed at securing Internet of Things ( IoT ) devices is now generally available.
The software giant first introduced Azure Sphere back in March of 2018 and at that time, the company said the technology it uses first came from a Microsoft Research project called Sopris.

NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns

NTSB Tesla Autopilot100+Engadget / 7h
During that announcement, the safety board revealed that the driver, Apple developer Walter Huang, was playing a mobile game on his phone at the time of the accident, while the vehicle's Autopilot feature was engaged.
The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing on Tuesday regarding a deadly 2018 crash in which a Tesla Model X slammed into a Mountain View highway divider at 70mph, was subsequently struck by two other vehicles and then exploded.

New Netflix series Night on Earth shows wildlife in a startling new light

71Ars Technica / 7h
6 with 5 posters participating VIDEO Intrepid camera crews braved the elements all over the world to capture wildlife in the dark for Night on Earth . Intrepid camera crews braved harsh nighttime conditions and used all the technical ingenuity at their disposal for Night on Earth , a new nature documentary series from Netflix that lets viewers see familiar animals in a startling new light. There'

Galaxy S20 fast charging certification is a big USB advantage

SlashGear / 7h
The Galaxy S20 series is on the horizon, and today the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) made a pretty big announcement regarding the phones. The USB-IF has confirmed that Galaxy S20 series phones have gained Certified USB Faster Charger status. That means these phones will support Programmable Power Supply, which is a feature baked into the USB Power Delivery 3.0 spec. They’re also the first phone

Novel coronavirus vaccine has shipped, but you can’t get it yet

84SlashGear / 7h
Biotech company Moderna has announced the release of its mRNA-1273 vaccine against the novel coronavirus behind the outbreak in China and multiple other countries. This vaccine is released for human use, according to Moderna, which says that it has shipped some vials of the product to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the NIH. According to Moderna, it worked in

A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers

97TechCrunch / 7h
Security is all too often focused on keeping hackers out and breaches at bay. But in the case of Remine, a real estate intelligence startup, it left its doors wide open for anyone to run rampant. Remine is a little-known but major player in the real estate analytics and intelligence market. It works by collecting and mining vast amounts of real estate data — from public listings to privately obta

MOD's latest effects pedal makes advanced sounds more accessible

92Engadget / 7h
MOD Devices might just make powerful effects pedals available to a much wider range of musicians.
You can store up to 20 effects on the pedal itself and create patches using just the on-device controls.

Dallas Exterminator Treats '5 to 10' Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations

2KGizmodo / 8h
If the shady business practices , abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride share vehicles.
He also puts up a tent and heats it to the same temperature to treat cars that possibly have bed bugs, and that’s where Brooks has been seeing an interesting trend.

Airbnb Wants Hosts to Buy “Party Prevention” Devices

79Futurism / 8h
Airbnb is encouraging hosts to buy smart “party prevention” devices in an attempt to stop parties that could get out of hand.
The post Airbnb Wants Hosts to Buy “Party Prevention” Devices appeared first on Futurism .

This XR2 headset design is key to Qualcomm’s vision of 5G mixed reality

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5GSlashGear / 8h
Qualcomm has revealed its newest 5G mixed reality headset reference design based on the Snapdragon XR2, a wirelessly-connected VR and AR shortcut for manufacturers to bring new models to market. While it may look a whole lot like the XR1 reference design, this new version adds in 5G connectivity and higher-resolution displays, among other improvements. The Snapdragon XR2 was announced last Decemb

Porn Has Porned TikTok

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Like TikTok, the app version serves ads independently of user-generated videos and does away with YouPorn’s in-browser banner ads that allow content creators to monetize off their work.
SWYP is billed as easier on the eyes (fewer ads) and the arms (less clicking) than YouPorn’s previous app attempt , which is essentially a pared-down version of its home page.

Take Notes That Can Be Understood Two Weeks From Now

100+Lifehacker / 8h
A lot of us already know the value of carrying around some kind of note-taking device, whether it’s old-fashioned pen-and-paper or one of the bajillion smartphone apps designed to help us capture and organize our thoughts.
Elise Keith, co-founder and CEO of Lucid Meetings , takes this “notes should provide a path forward” idea one step further, explaining in Inc. that a good note should be able to be understood by everyone involved with the project at hand, for at least two weeks after it was written down.

American Airlines App Now Shows Upgrade List 8 Hours Out

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
United is the best, as anyone can look up the upgrade list for a flight starting 24 hours, through either the website or app
As noted by JonNYC , American Airlines is now displaying upgrade lists through their app starting eight hours before departure .

Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190

20Ars Technica / 8h
If you don't need a new gaming monitor, though, we also have deals on Amazon's Fire TV lineup, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, wireless noise-cancelling headphones from Bose and Jabra, and much more.
Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new one-day Amazon Gold Box sale with a number of deals on PC gaming gear .

Study: Boomers Smoking Weed at Unprecedented Rates

1KFuturism / 8h
From the Department of Sociological Nonshockers comes a study proclaiming that America’s baby boomers are, in fact, blazing up, bogarting the blunt, inhaling indica, bonging the bud, smoking the stickyicky — however you say it, the conclusion is clear: adults over the age of 65 are consuming marijuana at steadily increasing rates.
The study , published Monday in medical journal JAMA , comes via researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, who took three years of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and rolled it up into a paper titled “Trends in Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2015-2018.”

Researchers tricked a Tesla Model S into speeding with a piece of tape – how could hackers cheat our cars in the future?

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The companies that developed some of the autonomous driving tech in the Tesla S refuted the claims by saying a human driver would also read the speed limit sign inaccurately, and that’s exactly when I started wondering what this all means.
Autonomous cars will need to do more than read speed limit signs.

How to Enable Touch Controls for Stadia Games on Android

TouchStadia StadiaLifehacker / 8h
Stadia games can only be played with the official Stadia controller, which must be plugged in via USB in order to work—even on portable devices like Android phones.
SmashShock’s aptly named TouchStadia program enables touchscreen controls for both Android and desktop PCs, allowing you to play Stadia games without having a controller plugged in at all.

Save $10 On TurboTax Software Because Yes, You Have To File Your Taxes. It's The Law

Lifehacker / 8h
Turbo Tax Software | Best Buy Ok listen, it is that time of year again. I hate it, you hate it, everyone who is hiding from tax evasion hates it. Taxes are tedious and notoriously boring, but they don’t have to be hard. Best Buy is offering $10 off Turbo Tax software , and depending on which one you choose, you’ll only have to pay about $50 . That’s not bad, considering folks pay way more to thei

Pick Up a Discounted RavPower Qi Charger for Just $12 Right Now

20Gizmodo / 8h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger 10W Max with QC 3.0 Adapter | $12 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code KINJAVE5 If you clip the coupon on the page and use the promo code KINJAVE5 at checkout, you can get this sweet RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger for just $12. It’ll charge your phone wit

'Black Mesa,' the fan-made 'Half-Life' remake, finally has a release date

Half Black Mesa 1.0400+Engadget / 8h
Finally, 14 years after the first Black Mesa mod was released, the full version of the game will launch on March 5th via Steam.
This won't be the first time PC gamers will be able to play Black Mesa -- the majority of the game has been available as an Early Access title on Steam since 2015.

Google Stadia Pro gets 3 free games in March

SlashGear / 8h
March is nearly upon us, and that means a new batch of free games for Google Stadia Pro subscribers. Today, Google detailed just what those games are, along with announcing a new game that’s going up in the Stadia Store. Unfortunately, some of the surprise has already been ruined, as Google announced two of Stadia Pro’s three free games last week. Beginning on March 1st, Stadia Pro subscribers wi

Today Firefox launched DoH encryption by default: Why it matters

Mozilla Firefox DNS US35SlashGear / 8h
Today in the USA, Mozilla updated Firefox for security and privacy purposes. They did this with DNS over HTTPS (DoH), a system which encrypts the interactions between computers and servers when they connect via the Internet. Because of the way insecure DNS works, “lookups” of servers done by your computer when connected to the internet are vulnerable to malicious agents. DoH stops all that busine

When is it OK to talk about being horny?

67Mashable / 8h
This year Mashable is celebrating the season of love with Horny on Main , an exploration of the many ways that thirsting for sex affects our lives. It started as so many stories do: with a bag of Fleshlights in the office. It was around lunchtime, and they sat out in the hallway by the elevator closest to my desk. As people came in and out, they caught sight of the bag and did a spectacular doubl

Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app

100+Engadget / 8h
According to SamMobile , Samsung is rolling out an update, version, which adds a new women's health category and allows users to track their menstrual cycles.
The Samsung Health app is finally offering a long-awaited feature: period tracking.

Juul Reportedly Plans to Pitch the FDA an Age-Locked E-Cigarette

100+Gizmodo / 8h
“We are committing all necessary resources to submit a scientifically rigorous PMTA designed to provide FDA with the science and evidence needed to assess the role our products can play moving smokers away from cigarettes, while combatting underage use,” a Juul spokesperson told Gizmodo in a statement by email.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Juul is preparing to present the Food and Drug Administration with a massive document laying out its commitment to curbing youth use as well as research about its products and marketing-related information.

As Covid-19 Spreads, Amazon Tries to Curb Mask Price Gouging

1KWired / 8h
As the world struggles to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus disease , social media and news sites have flooded with pictures of people donning protective masks while they go about their daily lives, making city streets and shopping malls look more like hospitals.
One consultant who works with Amazon sellers said that listings for overpriced face masks had been deleted from the site.

Android smartphones will probably have more RAM than PCs

76Mashable / 8h
A typical PC has just 8GB of RAM, just half of the memory the new Androids are planned to have. Read more... More about Android , Mashable Video , Ram , Android Mobile Phone , and Android Phone

PayPal bug let hackers defraud Google Pay users

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Hackers have discovered a bug in PayPal's Google Pay integration which they are now actively exploiting to execute unauthorized transactions.
According to Fenske, the bug he discovered has to do with the fact that when you link a PayPal account to a Google Pay account, PayPal creates a virtual card with its own card number, expiration date and CVC.

Meet the four-legged bat boy of this minor league team – Mashable Originals

100+Mashable / 9h
Finn, the Labrador Retriever, is the official bat dog of the Las Vegas Aviators, and he’s clearly a valued member of the team. Read more... More about Sports , Mashable Video , Las Vegas , Minor League Baseball , and Bat Dog

The High Republic, a New Era of Star Wars Storytelling, Is Here

Star Wars THR Jedi2KGizmodo / 9h
At an event in Los Angeles Monday night, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The High Republic will start with five different books as part of phase one (which yes, means more phases are coming).
Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

The Best Way to Store Leftover Canned Tomatoes or Broth

100+Lifehacker / 9h
The epiphany came in her kitchen a few weeks ago when I watched her walk over to her freezer, take out a plastic container halfway full of diced tomatoes and dump half a can on top before returning it to its frozen home.
Because who is going to freeze a few heaping spoonfuls of diced tomatoes or less than a can of chicken broth?

Chinese company gives California workers free rides in self-driving robotaxis

China Chinese Journal69Mashable / 9h
China- and California-based launched a self-driving car pilot program in Fremont, California, on Tuesday.
The same city that converted a used Tesla Model S into a police car is shuttling its city employees to work in self-driving cars.

My Chase Credit Card Strategy (2020)

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card has no annual fee and offers 1.5x points on all purchases
Chase has some of the best points earning credit cards out there, though they can also be among the toughest to be approved for.

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

300+TechCrunch / 9h
Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes. Facebook is not going boldly into transparent daylight — but rather offering what privacy rights advocacy group Privacy International has dubbed “a tiny sticking plaster o

Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US

Mozilla Firefox DNS US100+Engadget / 9h
After a brief delay , Mozilla has started to make DNS over HTTPS the default for Firefox users in the US .
The protocol protects your privacy by effectively disguising DNS queries as regular HTTPS traffic.

Here's everything that you need to know about CBD edibles

100+Mashable / 9h
The CBD industry is booming, but how much of it actually works? From CBD bath bombs to CBD lattes to CBD-infused workout gear, the questionable wellness trend is everywhere. Unlike THC , the molecule in cannabis that induces the "high" feeling weed is known for, CBD is being studied for its impact on sleep, anxiety, and inflammation without THC's psychoactive effects. Because of interest in its t

Apple Watch study sees Johnson & Johnson put stroke risk reduction to the test

J&J Apple Watch StudySlashGear / 9h
The irregular heart rate alert and ECG feature on the latest Apple Watch is being put to the test, with Johnson & Johnson and Apple collaborating on a new study to see whether the smartwatch can help cut down on strokes. The pharma company has released a new app, Heartline Study, and is inviting Apple Watch wearers to take part in its AFib tracking. AFib, or atrial fibrillation, is basically an i

There's a Lot More Happening Inside Mars Than We Knew

NASA InSight Mars Earth66Gizmodo / 9h
The researchers were also able to use the SEIS instrument in combination with the hammering action of the mission’s troubled Heat Flow and Physical Properties Instrument to study the planet’s crust, according to another paper published in Nature Geoscience.
The high-frequency events looked similar to those that the Apollo mission measured on the Moon, while low-frequency events came with compression and secondary events, called P and S waves, just like quakes you might see on Earth, according to a paper published in Nature Geoscience.

Redmi K30 Pro 5G sports Snapdragon 865, looks like K20 Pro

Redmi K30 Pro XiaomiSlashGear / 9h
The next Redmi smartphone (from the Xiaomi spin-off Redmi) is officially called the Redmi K30 Pro. This device was teased a couple of times by the official Redmi account on Weibo, a major microblogging service where many China-centric brands provide insight to fans and potential users alike. There, Redmi’s Lu Weibing showed a bit of the next big 5G smartphone this week. The Redmi K30 Pro will fea

Electronic Arts just dropped a GDC bombshell

SlashGear / 9h
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has a lot of people on edge, and it’s been driving companies to drop out of major trade shows. We saw that happen with MWC 2020 before the event’s organizers pulled the plug on the show entirely, and now we’re seeing the same thing happen with the upcoming Game Developers Conference, which is scheduled to go down next month in San Francisco. Following the lead of

Vimeo’s new app helps small businesses create professional social videos

100+TechCrunch / 9h
The new app includes a set of video creation tools aimed at small businesses and marketers looking to tell their stories using social video, but who lack the resources, time or budget to invest in video production at the scale they need to compete.
With Vimeo Create, available on both the desktop and as an app, businesses choose from pre-made, professionally designed video templates that can be customized to meet their needs.

How to Parallel Park Perfectly Every Time

200+Lifehacker / 9h
If you street park a car in a large city, you may dread every time you switch on your blinkers and start to back up.
Get as close to the rear car as possible.

Molekule hopes to clear the air with $58 million in Series C funding and Berkeley Lab’s seal of approval

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Molekule has since told TechCrunch comparing its PECO technology to the more common HEPA air filter technology is like comparing apples to oranges.
However, PECO, the technology in a Molekule unit, uses the science of light to kill mold and bacteria and break down harmful particulates in the air.

Redmi K30 Pro and Oppo Find X2 confirmed as 5G Snapdragon 865 flagships

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Other phones listed include the Black Shark 3 , Nubia Red Magic 5G, Asus ROG Phone 3 and Legion Gaming Phone ( gaming phones of which we'd only heard of the former), the Zenfone 7, and the Vivo Apex 2020 Concept Phone, a device that likely won't have a global rollout, but we know is being shown off at the end of February.
Some of these phones we already knew about, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 , Xiaomi Mi 10 and Sony Xperia 1 II , but the list also includes handsets that were only rumored, so this counts as confirmation of a few new devices.

Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet

31Ars Technica / 9h
Space Channel 5 Enlarge / Space Channel 5 hero Ulala (center, in yellow) deserved so much better. 0 with 0 posters participating For anybody in the tiny Venn diagram of users who have heard of and are anticipating this week's Space Channel 5 VR , I have very bad news: it's the worst value proposition of any PlayStation VR game ever made. And while this Dreamcast-era revival's issues could be forg

'Dota Underlords' leaves early access with battle pass in tow

Valve Dota Underlords49Engadget / 9h
If you helped Valve beta test the game, you'll find a couple of special rewards when you log in after installing the season one update.
According to Valve , the update includes new gameplay modes and content.

Qualcomm reveals a reference headset to show off its XR2 chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G51Engadget / 9h
Now, the company has revealed a reference design that demonstrates how the chipset will actually work in a headset.
As well as 5G , 8K and double the CPU and GPU performance of Qualcomm's previous XR platform, the XR2 headset features four times the video bandwidth, six times higher resolution and eleven times the AI improvements .

Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis talks 3D-printed rockets at TC Sessions: Space in LA

100+TechCrunch / 9h
The launch industry is undergoing a number of major changes, among them the shift from traditional manufacturing to 3D printing — which Relativity Space is spearheading.
The company plans to build 95% of its rocket using the world’s biggest 3D printers, and could launch as early as next year.

Reporter Doesn't Realize Facebook's Filters Were Making His Live Weather Report Especially Awesome

3KGizmodo / 9h
The scourge of low-budget news broadcasts and impromptu live streams has reared its ugly head once again as a North Carolina TV reporter forgot to disable the wacky Facebook Live Mystery Mask augmented reality filters before going on air to report on some unusual snowfall in the area. WLOS ABC 13 anchor Justin Hinton had no idea the filter was left on when he began his live broadcast in Asheville

Africa e-tailer Jumia reports first full-year results post NYSE IPO

Africa Afrinic Botswana100+TechCrunch / 9h
CEO Sacha Poignonnec pointed to Jumia’s ability in Q4 to reach positive gross-profit over fulfillment expenses — one of the company’s largest costs — as a sign it could eventually get into the black overall.
The online sales company, with an operations center in China, also anticipates some negative impact on 2020 growth from the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Sacha Poigonnec said.

Space Force Working “Pretty Closely With Elon Musk and SpaceX”

1KFuturism / 9h
“We already work pretty closely with Elon Musk and SpaceX,” Thompson told GEN , specifically on developing and maintaining satellite constellations like Starlink .
Rather, Thompson told GEN the Space Force exists “because we have to ensure space capabilities are there for the folks on the ground.”

Here’s why this massive horror subreddit has shut down for a week

200+Mashable / 9h
In one very creepy corner of Reddit, a war over content theft is raging. On Monday morning, r/NoSleep – a fiction-based, first-person horror subreddit with almost 14 million subscribers – went private for a week. At the time of writing, anyone visiting the sub is greeted by the following message. NoSleep has gone private in support of its authors. It's no exaggeration to say that a huge number of

Napoli vs Barcelona live stream: how to watch Champions League football from anywhere

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Following concerning dips in form before Christmas, tonight's Champions League clash in Naples brings together two sides that appear to have turned a corner in 2020 - so football fans will no doubt be keen to know how to watch a Napoli vs Barcelona live stream.
Scroll down to find out your football viewing options for tonight's match in some of the major Champions League watching countries around the world.

This Gigantic Neptune-Sized Exoplanet is Incredibly Close

1KFuturism / 10h
It was first spotted by NASA’s planet-hunting space telescope Kepler during its K2 mission in 2019.
A team of astronomers at Penn State just confirmed the existence of G 9-40b, a gigantic super-Earth only about 90 light years from Earth — making it one of the closest known exoplanets.

Go Ahead and Waste Time

100+Lifehacker / 10h
And when I spend my time on myself, well, sometimes it looks like I’m doing nothing.
I’ve spent over a decade mastering David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system, and tried-and-true lifehacks like email batching, meal planning, and habit stacking are all essential parts of my day-to-day existence.

A 'Candyman' sneak peek appears if you tweet #Candyman five times

200+Mashable / 10h
Anyone who watched '90s horror classic Candyman knows that the one thing you don't do is say Candyman's name five times. Unless, of course, you want to summon a vengeful, hook-handed ghost who wants to kill you. With the sequel to Candyman coming out this year, producer and screenwriter Jordan Peele asked Twitter to tempt fate by tweeting #Candyman five times in one post to reveal a sneak peek of

Save on laptops, monitors, and more during Amazon's 1-day PC gaming sale

48Mashable / 10h
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: hp By Haley Henschel Mashable Shopping 2020-02-25 17:33:12 UTC Let's cut right to the chase, here: Amazon is having a gigantic sale on all sorts of PC gaming gear, but only 'til midnight tonight (Feb. 25). If you act fast, you can score savings of up to 31% on devices and accessories fro

When that ‘AI company’ isn’t really an AI company

96TechCrunch / 10h
Artificial intelligence is one of the most important fields in technology right now, which makes it ripe for buzzword-savvy startups to leverage for attention. But while machine learning and related technologies are now frequently employed, it’s less common that it’s central to a company’s strategy and IP. It’s important to note that this sort of posturing doesn’t necessarily mean a company is ba

Tesla's Gigafactory Berlin is a go as court dismisses environmental challenge

Mashable / 10h
The Berlin Gigafactory will be Tesla's fourth, following the company's Gigafactories in New York, Nevada, and Shanghai. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Tesla , Gigafactory , Culture , and Elon Musk

A cancelled 2020 Olympics would be first in modern history (outside of war)

100SlashGear / 10h
A senior member of the International Olympics Committee spoke this week about the possibility that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled due to novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019). According to Olympics Committee member Dick Pound, there was a 3-month window in which the 2020 Tokyo, Japan-based sports event’s fate would be decided. He apparently “did not sound alarmist”, but did acknowledge a real

Samsung Galaxy S20 is the first phone certified for USB fast charging

100+Engadget / 10h
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is now the first smartphone lineup to receive USB fast-charger certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the organization leading the advancement of USB tech.
The certification verifies that the Galaxy S20 series supports Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 3.0 specification.

Do Yourself (And Your Butt) a Favor—Invest In This Discounted Charmin Toilet Paper Pack

48Lifehacker / 10h
Best Home Deals Best Home Deals The best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper (18 Rolls) | $25 | Amazon | Subscribe & Save Low on toilet paper? Here’s a deal on 18 rolls of Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper. When you use the Subscribe and Save option, this 3-pack drops down to just $25, matching the lowest price we’v

Amazon is fighting back on fake products that promise to 'kill' coronavirus

32Mashable / 10h
All of the products are, at best, just regular supplies used against common germs and illnesses. Read more... More about Amazon , Mashable Video , Fake , Coronavirus , and Culture

Bird, the scooter company, now wants you to buy stuff with its app

Bird App32Mashable / 10h
There is Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. And now there is Bird Pay, from the same company that rents people electric scooters. Bird launched the new payment service Tuesday in Santa Monica (Bird's hometown) and in parts of the greater Los Angeles area. Bird users can now use the app to buy things from participating merchants, which will have a Bird Pay sign with the Bird logo and a QR cod

Amazon Opens Its First Full-Sized Cashless Go Grocery Store

300+Gizmodo / 10h
But now, Amazon is trying to take its cashless stores big time with the official launch of its first Amazon Go Grocery store.
That’s because unlike a typical Amazon Go store which functions more like a typical bodega or convenience store and stocks mostly pre-packaged goods like chips and bottled drinks, Amazon’s Go Grocery needs to accurately track the purchase of foods that are trickier to track like fresh produce, no matter how many lemons or heirloom tomatoes you pick up and inspect before actually putting one in your cart.

Cityscoot raises another $25.6 million for its electric moped service

Uber Lyft Study Trips100+TechCrunch / 10h
French startup Cityscoot is raising a $25.6 million (€23.6 million) funding round from Allianz France, Demeter as well as existing investors Groupe RATP and Banque des Territoires. The startup is also raising at least $6.5 million (€6 million) in debt in order to finance its service. Cityscoot is a free-floating electric scooter service (moped scooters). Users can locate and unlock scooters using

Daily Crunch: Amazon opens its first cashier-less grocery store

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Amazon expands its Just Walk Out technology beyond convenience stores, Intuit acquires Credit Karma in its biggest acquisition ever and Grab raises hundreds of millions of dollars. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 25, 2020. 1. Amazon opens its first cashierless grocery store Amazon is opening its first grocery store to pilot the use of the retailer’s cashier-less “Just Walk Out” technology,

The nuclear option: EA bans “abusive” FIFA player from all of its games

FIFA EA Electronic Arts100+Ars Technica / 10h
2 with 2 posters participating VIDEO Fenech responds to his competitive ban in November in a lengthy YouTube message. Electronic Arts has banned controversial 25-year-old Maltese FIFA esports player Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech from all EA games and services. The move is an unprecedented escalation in punishment for a player EA has been struggling to deal with publicly for well over a year. EA says Fen

shewhoworshipscarlin: Silhouette of Emma Catherine Embury by...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
shewhoworshipscarlin : Silhouette of Emma Catherine Embury by Auguste Edouart, 1839, New York.

dlk26589: From my window. Wood engraving by Joseph Swain, based...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
dlk26589 : From my window. Wood engraving by Joseph Swain, based on the artwork of Frederick Sandys, for the periodical, Once a Week, volume 5, published in 1861.

View of an advertising card for Pearl Card Co., depicting a...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
View of an advertising card for Pearl Card Co., depicting a bouquet of flowers. Printed on front: “Pearl Card Co. Advertising novelties. Gilt & chromo visiting cards, everything new. Samples sent to any address for 15cts. Pearl Card Co. 272 Labrosse St., Detroit, Mich. 50 chromos with your name on 10cts.” Printed on back: “Advertising card 678. Assorted, 200, $1.00. 500, $180, post paid. From Pea

Use Your Waffle Maker to Make 'Pigs in a Duvet Cover'

1KLifehacker / 10h
Within moments, my mind had drawn up detailed plans to create a dish called “pigs in a duvet cover,” which is like pigs in a blanket, only flat, waffled, and cursed.
Then, take one rectangle (two triangles) of refrigerated crescent dough, and line the pigs up so they cover half of the rectangle.

'Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not To Steal' teases interactive peril in killer first trailer

31Mashable / 10h
Netflix is putting its super-spy subscribers to the test. An interactive companion to the animated series, Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal tasks viewers with life-and-death decision making on behalf of The World's Greatest Thief. When Carmen (voiced by Gina Rodriguez) has her trusty crew Ivy (Abby Trott) and Zack (Michael Hawley) kidnapped by V.I.L.E., she has no choice but to do the le

Elite boost: American Airlines upgrade list now appears twice as early as before

20The Points Guy / 10h
With yesterday’s release of the iOS version of the American Airlines app , you can now see the list a full eight hours before departure.
While it would be great to view the upgrade list at check-in or two days before a flight, eight hours is certainly better than four.

Clinical trial will see if Apple devices can reduce the risk of strokes

J&J Apple Watch Study200+Engadget / 10h
Johnson & Johnson and Apple are hoping that apps and the Apple Watch's electrocardiogram (ECG) features will help detect AFib before a stroke occurs.
Last year, Johnson & Johnson announced a study that would explore how these capabilities could reduce the risk of stroke through early detection of irregular heart rhythms .

3 Ways Universal's Dark Universe Went Wrong

100+Gizmodo / 10h
The original plan was for Universal to revamp its old properties as an interconnected universe of movies, starring monsters like the Bride of Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera , and the Invisible Man. Following the failure of The Mummy , the Dark Universe’s debut, the studio is now focusing on smaller, standalone monster flicks.
Universal announced it had cancelled the planned fourth film in Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy series, which was going to feature Antonio Banderas as the latest undead monster.

HP offers its investors billions in shareholder returns to avoid a Xerox tie-up

87TechCrunch / 10h
Shares of HP are up 6% as of the time of writing, raising the value of HP’s consumer-focused spinout to just under $34 billion.
The company also intends to raise its “target long-term return of capital to 100% of free cash flow generation,” allowing for the share purchases and a rising dividend payout (“HP intends to maintain dividend per share growth at least in line with earnings.”

Startup malaise, startup ambition

Intuit Credit Karma200+TechCrunch / 10h
Climate change itself is going to eat away at more and more of the planet, just as several billion more people come online, join the industrial and knowledge economies and demand the same amenities offered in the developed world.
Within organizations, we are still just beginning to figure out how design, data and decisions work together to drive product innovation and growth.

American Airlines’ New Strategy: Brilliant Or Bizarre?

200+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Last September it was announced that Delta would be buying a 20% stake in LATAM , and that the two airlines would be forming a joint venture.
I don’t think there’s a single soul on earth (without inside info) who could have guessed that American’s return to India would come in the form of a Seattle to Bangalore flight.

Opera’s new browser can tame your tabs

Opera Portable Edition100+TechCrunch / 11h
In the latest release of Opera’s desktop browser (codenamed R2020), the company is introducing a new feature called “Workspaces” that allows you to organize your tabs based on different contexts — for example, workspaces for work, free time activities, personal projects, research, travel planning and more.
A new web browser from Opera launching today aims to help users get their chaotic mess of open tabs back under control.

Announcing the TC Pitch Night: Robotics + AI startups

100+TechCrunch / 11h
After all companies have pitched, the judges will select the top five teams to demo onstage at the main event on March 3: TC Sessions: Robotics + AI.
After reviewing hundreds of applications, TechCrunch selected the early-stage startups below to pitch in front of industry executives, TC writers and our expert panel of judges: Brian Heater (TC’s own Hardware Editor), Aaron Jacobson (NEA), Jennifer Roberts (Grit Ventures) and Sunil Nagaraj (Ubiquity VC).

One of Tokyo’s most famous art installations is coming to London

The Points Guy / 11h
If you know anyone who has been to Japan recently, you’re likely to have seen pictures on their Instagram in one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms .
As part of Tate Modern’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, the art gallery will be featuring two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room installations.

Troubled Eaze finally closes $35M funding to to sell its own cannabis

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Six weeks after we broke the news that cannabis startup Eaze was running out of money, laying off more employees and scrambling to pay its bills and stay afloat as it worked on a pivot to selling its own supply rather than just that of third-party providers, the company has finally closed some funding and appears to be moving forward with its plans.
It will be using the money to help steer the company away from its original pure-marketplace model — where it worked with third parties to source cannabis products, which it then sold on and delivered to users — and into a strategy based around the idea of “verticalization,” where Eaze itself will be running a retail and distributor operation of its own, alongside the resale of some 100 licensed brands via retail partners.

Governments Shut Down the Internet Hundreds of Times in 2019

500+Futurism / 11h
According to a new report by digital rights group Access Now, dozens of world governments intentionally shut off the internet more than 200 times last year, affecting tens of millions of people world wide.
The shutdowns often appeared to be responses to public protests, according to the report, which framed them as an overreaching method to stifle dissent.

Drugmaker Ships First Batch of Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines

5KFuturism / 11h
Scientists at the pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. just shipped out a batch of an experimental vaccine that might protect against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Every day brings new reports of COVID-19 cases and fatalities, but shipping and potentially testing a vaccine within three months is blazingly fast compared to the usual pace at which new drugs and vaccines get developed.

The 5-star Philips OLED804 is nearly £400 cheaper in outstanding 4K TV deal

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The Philips OLED804 is among the best TV s you can buy in 2020 – and it's currently reduced by nearly £400 in a fantastic limited deal at Currys.
Scroll down for the best Philips OLED804 prices in your region.)

Save more than $2,000 on this Dell laptop. Yep, that's 3 zeros.

96Mashable / 11h
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. A solid laptop at an unbeatable price. Image: dell By Miller Kern Mashable Shopping 2020-02-25 16:31:28 UTC TL;DR: As of Feb. 25, the Dell Latitude 7390 laptop is a whopping $2,146.70 off, dropping the price to $599. Plus, it comes with a sleeve carrying case. Listen, we live and breathe deals

App Samurai closes a $2.4M Series A funding round led by 212 Ventures

100+TechCrunch / 11h
App Samurai , a platform to market mobile apps, has closed an investment of $2.4 million in Series A funding, led by 212 Ventures and co-invested by Collective Spark, 500 Startups and Degerhan Usluel. It has now raised a total of $4.6 million, which will be used to develop the mobile advertising group’s product portfolio and global expansion. Founded in 2016, the App Samurai Group is used by app

Mozilla Rolls Out Encrypted Browsing by Default for U.S. Firefox Users

Mozilla Firefox DNS US100+Gizmodo / 11h
Today, Mozilla is flipping on the switch to turn on encrypted DNS over HTTPS for U.S. users by default.
But, even if the site you’re visiting is encrypted via HTTPS, the DNS lookup is done over plain text.

Bird wants you to make purchases through its mobile app

Bird App100+Engadget / 11h
It might seem strange to see Bird add mobile payment functionality to its app, but if done correctly, the feature could help the company's bottom line.
It's not as straightforward of a solution as say Apple Pay, but it does bypass the need for an NFC terminal -- which businesses in the US have been slow to adopt .

How to Reset Your Windows PIN If You Forget It

100+How-To Geek / 11h
A good password or PIN is difficult to crack but can be difficult to remember. If you forgot or lost your Windows login PIN, you won’t be able to retrieve it, but you can change it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What is backwards compatibility? The key PS5 and Xbox Series X feature explained

Microsoft Xbox Series76TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
We're gradually starting to learn more about the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X ahead of their late 2020 release dates, including some key features that will see the next-gen consoles pushing our gaming experiences to the next level.
Microsoft, meanwhile, has confirmed that the Xbox Series X will support backwards compatibility for original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games.

Amazon Go Grocery store opens, bringing AI shopping to a larger space

SlashGear / 11h
For some time now, Amazon has operated a number of cashier-less convenience stores under the Amazon Go brand. Now, it seems, it’s ready to take that concept and apply it to larger-scale stores, today opening up its first Amazon Go Grocery in Seattle. The concept is still the same – there are no cashiers to ring up your items and the store doesn’t accept cash – only the footprint is much larger. T

Games already are social networks

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Roughly 2.5 billion people around the world played games last year, double the number of players in 2013.
Gaming is a $149 billion industry, growing 7% year over year, with the U.S. as its largest market.

A multiverse, not the metaverse

200+TechCrunch / 11h
In 10 years, we will have undergone a paradigm shift in social media and human-computer interaction, moving away from 2D apps centered on posting content toward shared feeds and an era where mixed reality (viewed with lightweight headsets) mixes virtual and physical worlds.
Following web forums, web platforms and mobile apps, we are entering a new stage of social media — the multiverse era — where the virtual worlds of games expand to become mainstream hubs for social interaction and entertainment.

Pokemon Day 2020 begins today in Pokemon GO! [UPDATE: Early release!]

26SlashGear / 11h
Today we begin celebrating Pokemon Day in all the Pokemon places, most especially in the most popular mobile monster game of all time: Pokemon GO. During Pokemon Day 2020, Pokemon GO will be packed with interesting developments, starting with what’s set for the event today, the day in which the Clones arrive! This is a celebration of international Pokemon Day 2020, but it’s also a precursor to th

Warn Your Kids About This Dangerous TikTok Challenge

200+Lifehacker / 11h
Now, in the latest viral social media challenge, two people trick a third person into thinking they’re simply standing in a line and jumping up and down together.
However, parents are taking to social media to warn others that it’s happening and their children have gotten concussions, lost consciousness, and have needed everything from stitches to surgery as a result.

LG OLED TVs are having production issues – here's why that matters

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The Chinese factory was set up to kickstart production of new OLED TVs, including smaller 48-inch OLED models we expect to see on sale this year.
With new 2020 TV ranges starting to be shown off, and LG Display still the only manufacturer producing large-screen OLED panels, any hiccup in the production process could set back the number of sets available worldwide, and lead to shortages in various retailers or territories – or at the very least delay the release dates for various OLED televisions landing this year, most of which have yet to commit to specific days for release.

Samsung Galaxy S20 at Best Buy: pre-order today and save up to $850

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Best Buy is offering up to $850 in savings on the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra with qualified activation and trade-in .
Best Buy is offering up to $850 off the latest Samsung phone when you trade-in a qualifying phone and activate your phone with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint.

Watch BMW’s Concept i4 teaser give its electric future a shape

SlashGear / 11h
BMW is dropping some heavy hints about its first all-electric Gran Coupe, with a liquid metal teaser for the BMW Concept i4 previewing what we can expect from the upcoming plug-in. The new car will be BMW’s first all-electric sedan, and is set to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 early next month. Unsurprisingly, BMW isn’t stinting on hyperbole around the reveal. “The BMW Conc

Hawaiian Airlines Business card review – earn up to 70,000 bonus miles

The Points Guy / 11h
You can earn up to 70,000 bonus miles when you open a Hawaiian Airlines Business card.
With the exception of the up to 40,000 annual bonus miles, you can get all of the same ongoing perks with the consumer Hawaiian Airlines card (plus free checked bags).

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich live stream: how to watch Champions League football from anywhere

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Read on to find out how to watch, no matter where you are in the world, with TechRadar's guide to getting a Chelsea vs Bayern Munich live stream.
Scroll down to find out your football viewing options for tonight's match in some of the major Champions League watching countries around the world.

iOS 14 could bring your iPhone closer to iPadOS, according to leaked video

Apple iOS Tab Bar iPhone32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
It’s a look that’s very similar to the one found on iPadOS, though on an iPhone the apps look a lot smaller and arguably cramped, especially compared to the current iOS 13 app switcher, which shows almost a full screen image of each app.
We haven’t heard much about iOS 14 , but a new leak suggests that its app switcher could be inspired by the current version of iPadOS , and in time for the arrival of the iPhone 12 .

Disney Plus UK pre-order deal cuts the price down to a fantastic £49.99

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Even though Disney hasn't revealed the full list of content coming to the streaming service in the UK yet, we know the 12 months after launch includes the first two seasons of The Mandalorian, as well as upcoming Marvel shows WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier .
When Disney Plus releases in the UK, expect over 1000 shows, movies, shorts and other forms of content.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is $250 cheaper than on Presidents Day

88Mashable / 11h
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: mashable photo composite By Leah Stodart Mashable Shopping 2020-02-25 15:51:52 UTC TL;DR: As of Feb. 25, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop (Gen 7, 1TB) is going for $1,399 with code THINKBONUS. This is over $2,000 off the MSRP and $250 cheaper than its Presidents Day price. January is

These sales (and Martha Stewart) will convince you to switch to cast iron cookware

46Mashable / 11h
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Don't forget to use the code 'HOME'. Image: macy's By Veronika Kero Mashable Shopping 2020-02-25 15:43:12 UTC TL;DR: As of Feb. 25, you can fill your kitchen with beautiful cookware from Martha Stewart's cast iron collection at Macy's for an extra 50% off with the promo code 'HOME'. If you rece

Tuesday's Best Deals: JACHS Hoodies, Gaming Gold Box, Ninja Foodi, and More

52Gizmodo / 11h
A Dyson vacuum , cast iron skillet set , Anker surge protector , and Turbo Tax software lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web.
Sounds like you need to grab this deal before it’s gone!

Jalopnik Tesla's Autopilot Is Once Again Under Investigation By The Feds | Jezebel An 11-Year-Old Girl Brought an AR-15...

24Gizmodo / 11h
Jalopnik Tesla's Autopilot Is Once Again Under Investigation By The Feds | Jezebel An 11-Year-Old Girl Brought an AR-15 to a Gun Legislation Hearing, As You Do | The Root Saudi Authorities Call for Arrest of Black Saudi Woman Over Her Music Video 'Girl From Mecca' | The A.V. Club Pete Davidson dishes on his unlikely fame in the underwhelming Alive From New York | Read more...

Jalopnik Tesla's Autopilot Is Once Again Under Investigation By The Feds | Jezebel An 11-Year-Old Girl Brought an AR-15...

24Lifehacker / 11h
Jalopnik Tesla's Autopilot Is Once Again Under Investigation By The Feds | Jezebel An 11-Year-Old Girl Brought an AR-15 to a Gun Legislation Hearing, As You Do | The Root Saudi Authorities Call for Arrest of Black Saudi Woman Over