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Southwest Airlines adds 11 new routes, plans to resume a full schedule by year’s end

24KThe Points Guy / 9h
Southwest Airlines is betting on its history of growing out of economic slowdowns to be among the first airlines to resume a full flight schedule after the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier extended its schedule through Jan. 4, 2021. The plans call for about as many flights as it flew at the end of 2019 by the end of this year. That includes growing the number of availab

A $350 “anti-5G” device is just a 128MB USB stick, teardown finds

5GBioShield 128MB USB7KArs Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The 5GBioShield, a USB stick that allegedly protects you from 5G and other radio signals. (credit: 5GBioShield ) Believers of 5G conspiracy theories have apparently been buying a $350 anti-5G USB key that—not surprisingly—appears to just be a regular USB stick with only 128MB of storage. As noted by the BBC today , the "5GBioShield" USB stick "was recommended by a member of Glastonbury

Oppo's Evangelion phone is surprisingly faithful to the anime

2KEngadget / 9h
Once in a while, Neon Genesis Evangelion fans get giddy over a special edition phone (or camera ) made just for them, and with 2020 marking the 25th anniversary of the anime (not to mention the upcoming movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time ), there was bound to be some extra fun this year. Following the weirdly adorable Tamagotchi crossover from last month, there’s now an Oppo Reno Ace 2


DxOMark’s best smartphone is one you might want to skip

SlashGear / 16min
Smartphones have become pretty impressive especially in performance and photography. It’s quite telling when even the likes of Xiaomi and OPPO find their way to the top of DxOMark’s list. Of course, there will still be the best of the best in any list and DxOMark has one, too. Unfortunately, that praise might be lost on many consumers who might … Continue reading

Flawed COVID hypothesis may have saved Washington from being NYC

20Ars Technica / 26min
Enlarge / KIRKLAND, Wash.: A patient is shielded as they are put into an ambulance outside the Life Care Center of Kirkland on March 7, 2020. Several residents have died from COVID-19, and others have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (credit: Getty | Karen Ducey ) When cases of COVID-19 began popping up in Washington state in late February, researchers were quick to dive into the geneti

Android Studio 4.0 release paves the way for Android 11

Android Studio 4.0SlashGear / 28min
If everything goes according to plan, Android 11 will enter its beta testing stage next week. That signals the start of the grueling work for developers to ensure that their apps are in tip-top shape for the next Android release. Given Java’s notorious verbosity and Android’s complexity, these developers rely heavily on tools that make their work less daunting. Just … Continue reading

Oculus Quest 2: what we want to see

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 35min
If the rumors are true, we won’t see the Oculus Quest 2 for another few months – October at the earliest and, if the coronavirus pandemic continues for another few months, not until 2021. At least, that’s the latest from a Bloomberg report that gave us our best look yet at Oculus’ next-gen headset. If we don’t get the Oculus Quest 2 for another year-and-a-half, what could the company do to improv

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' remaster gets new release date of August 27th

67Engadget / 53min
After several delays , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition is now slated to be released August 27th, 2020, publisher Square Enix announced. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android. The game is an updated version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles , an action RPG that was first released in 2003 on Nintendo’s GameCube. The newest edition featu

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz is out

56TechCrunch / 1h
Magic Leap talked a big game, and few were more responsible for fostering a cult of hype and excitement around its vision of the future than the company’s founder and CEO Rony Abovitz. Today, the CEO announced that the company has indeed secured a new bout of funding, but that the company will be attempting to mount a major turnaround without him at the helm. The announcement comes after the augm

Google Sodar app practices social distancing in an odd way

SlashGear / 1h
Remember the joke about there’s an app for almost anything and everything? Apps have become so common that it’s no longer a joke. It’s our reality already. So when an app that lets you practice social distancing pops up, it’s not really a surprise. But, as with anything related to Google, it isn’t just a simple instructional or informational app. … Continue reading

Google Chrome to resume site-breaking SameSite Cookie policy in July

SlashGear / 1h
The coronavirus crisis has put many things on hold, from businesses to software updates. Last month, Google put many of its plans for Chrome on hold to avoid the risk of breaking people’s browsers or websites. Now it thinks it has given people enough breathing room for a while and has already restarted Chrome updates, including one that could potentially … Continue reading

Anti-5G quantum machine turns out to be 128MB USB drive

5GBioShield 128MB USB68TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Conspiracy theories surrounding the negative effects of 5G have become increasingly popular online and a company called BioShield Distribution has launched a new device which it claims can protect users from them using “quantum holographic catalyzer technology”. The 5GBioShild recently went on sale in the UK for £283 ($348) and while the device is shaped like an ordinary USB key , its creators cl

Cisco security breach hits corporate servers that ran unpatched software

56Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Prayitno / Flickr ) Six servers Cisco uses to provide a virtual networking service were compromised by hackers who exploited critical flaws contained in unpatched versions the open source software service relies on, the company disclosed on Thursday. Got updates? The May 7 compromise hit six Cisco servers that provide backend connectivity to the Virtual Internet Routing Lab Perso

Add gut health and disease prevention to long list of coffee benefits

22SlashGear / 2h
A new study has found that coffee may help protect against common gut health problems like gallstones, as well as supporting beneficial gut bacteria that confer a variety of protective effects. The study was published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee; it builds upon a large body of existing research into the beverage’s potential health benefits, others of … Continue reading

Running Out of Juice? These Five Power Banks Will Supercharge Your Travels

Gizmodo / 2h
Most smartphones are built to give you a solid day of usage, but as anyone who has gone sightseeing, navigated a new city, or tried to survive a full day at a concert festival can tell you, there are times in which that “all-day” battery will fall short. Read more...

Here’s Delta’s Internal Program To Convince Employees To Leave

21View from the Wing / 3h
Employees with more than 25 years at Delta are being offered a retirement package, while most employees are being offered a voluntary 'early out' that should be more attractive than being let go when CARES Act restrictions lift. It's sad that it's come to this. Delta's projections for a smaller workforce are in line with those of United and American. In the end I wouldn't be surprised to see more

The little lights now packing a deadly punch

100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
LEDs already light our houses but developments are making them even more powerful.

NASA artwork reveals what a distant ‘Earth’ may look like

SlashGear / 3h
NASA has dedicated years to searching for potentially habitable Earth-like planets called exoplanets. The space agency has a huge list of these planets, some of which are more interesting than others. One such exoplanet is Kepler-1649c; it orbits the red dwarf star Kepler-1649, which is around 300 light-years from our own planet and is the subject of a newly published … Continue reading

Child grooming: Police record 10,000 social media offences

100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
In just two-and-a-half years, police in England and Wales recorded 10,119 online grooming offences.

Remote work could be putting sensitive corporate data at risk

60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
New research from Digital Guardian has revealed that hundreds of terabytes of potentially sensitive corporate data could be at risk from employees who stored data on USB drives while working remotely during the pandemic. The firm's new DG Data Trends Report assessed the risk of sensitive data loss during the Covid-19 crisis. To compile its report, Digital Guardian aggregated and anonymized data f

What foreign travelers need to know about entering the US

The Points Guy / 3h
These days, it’s safe to say that the last few months have been bewildering for travel, whether you’re crossing state lines or international borders , quarantining upon arrival or return home , in a mask or roaming free, holding a U.S. passport or a foreign one, breezing through JFK or factoring in an eight-hour health screening upon arrival . The United States issued a series of proclamations be

The ACLU Is Suing Shady Facial Recognition Startup Clearview AI for Being a Shady Facial Recognition Startup

ACLU Clearview Privacy90Gizmodo / 3h
The facial recognition org Clearview AI—which you might know as the firm that secretly harvested the photos of millions of people from their social media profiles before pawning said photos to law enforcement—is officially facing a lawsuit from the Illinois-based branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, per a … Read more...

REI's Deals Are Deeper Than the River You Dream of Rafting

Lifehacker / 4h
Featured Deal: The North Face Ultra 110 GTX Women’s Trail-Running Shoes | $90 Read more...

Some Sony smart TVs now support HBO Max streaming service

SlashGear / 4h
The new HBO Max streaming service finally opened to sign-ups this week, giving consumers yet another major option for watching on-demand TV shows and movies. A day after the service’s launch comes a related announcement from Sony: some of its smart TVs now support the service. With this support, owners of these TVs will be able to directly download the … Continue reading

'Outriders' video shows off its RPG shooter gameplay

People Can Fly Outriders68Engadget / 4h
Following the "reveal" trailer they shared partway through February, Square Enix and People Can Fly have released new details on Outriders as part of a monthly broadcast series on the upcoming game. The broadcast provided a deep dive into Outriders ’ systems, detailing how its class, item, difficulty, user interface and progression mechanics will work. At the start of the video, we meet the Pyrom

Tesla board certifies Elon Musk’s payday worth more than $700 million

Musk Leno Tesla Cybertruck84TechCrunch / 4h
Tesla’s board certified a financial milestone that unlocks the first tranche — worth more than $700 million — of an unprecedented multi-billion-dollar pay package for CEO Elon Musk, according a document filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The milestone allows Musk to purchase the first grouping or tranche of nearly 1.69 million shares at a steep discount. Tesla shares clos

The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition comes with MacBook Pro-beating specs

Razer Blade 15 SE Edition48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The new Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is back and ready to make you forget about the most recent MacBook Pro upgrades, thanks to a bunch of Apple-topping specs. Its max-out configuration is rocking a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, 4K OLED touchscreen and one of the new Intel Comet Lake chips, the i7-10875H. That's a serious step up from last year's Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition (2019) , which we found impr

Xbox Series X Backwards Compatible Games Will Support Quick Resume Feature And HDR, Microsoft Says

Microsoft Xbox HDR1KGizmodo / 4h
Microsoft explained some of the ways the Xbox Series X will play older games even better than the hardware they were originally created for in a blog post this morning . Read more...

YouTube rolls out Video Chapters so you can find exactly what you want in a video

YouTube Video Chapters64Mashable / 4h
For the past few weeks, you may have noticed something new on videos from some of your favorite YouTubers. If you hovered over the timeline of certain YouTuber’s videos, you’d see the timeline was split up into sections. If you hovered over a section, a brief description of what was contained in that timeframe would come up. Pretty nifty if you were looking for a specific topic of discussion with

SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype

200+TechCrunch / 4h
SpaceX has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly suborbital missions with its Starship prototype spacecraft, paving the way for test flights at its Boca Chica, Texas site. SpaceX has been hard at work readying its latest Starship prototype for low-altitude, short-duration, controlled flight tests, and conducted another static engine fire test of the fourth i

Delta To Resume China Flights In June… With A Stop

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are planning on resuming passenger flights to mainland China as of June. While the airlines have been operating plenty of cargo-only flights, this will represent the first scheduled US airline passenger service between the US and mainland China in months. I find Delta’s approach to resuming service to be particularly interesting. Delta will fly to Shanghai

Fortnite’s Doomsday event and Season 3 delayed: What you need to know

SlashGear / 4h
Fans hoped it wouldn’t happen, yet here we are: the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 3 has been delayed yet again. The season is no longer scheduled to arrive on June 4, Epic announced in a brief statement on Thursday. Fortnite players will, the company said, have to wait an extra week, assuming there aren’t any additional delays. … Continue reading

I Tested Five Sex Toy Cleaning Products and There Was a Clear Winner

Lifehacker / 4h
Toy Cleaners | $10-$59 | Ella Paradis | 50% Discount Applied in Cart Read more...

Overwatch League viewership doubled under its tournament format

44Engadget / 4h
Overwatch League (OWL) viewership doubled this past weekend as Blizzard experimented with a tournament format. The average audience per minute (AMA) was 63,000 -- a big increase from 31,000 the previous week. That marks OWL's best viewership since the second week of the season, when the AMA was 74,000. Two May Melee tournaments took place concurrently. The North America version pulled in an AMA o

When Astronauts Got Sick on an Apollo Mission, It Was a Disaster

100+Futurism / 5h
While NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have completed long periods of pre-flight quarantine to ensure they don’t bring the coronavirus with them to the International Space Station during their scheduled departure this week , they wouldn’t be the first humans to bring germs with them into space. Becoming sick in space can quickly become dangerous, since medical help can be hours, days,

3 bearish takes on the current edtech boom

97TechCrunch / 5h
Edtech is booming, but a short while ago, many companies in the category were struggling to break through as mainstream offerings. Now, it seems like everyone is clamoring to get into the next seed-stage startup that has the phrase “remote learning” on its About page. And so begins the normal cycle that occurs when a sector gets overheated — boom, bust and a reckoning. While we’re still in the ea

Sure Seems Like Apple TV+ Wants to Be the New HBO

24Gizmodo / 5h
As HBO pivots to whatever it’s trying to achieve with its messy new streaming service Max, Apple. appears to be shopping for content and talent to help make it a standout giant in quality streaming—a new HBO Now if you will. You know since AT&T seems intent on killing the real one . Read more...

Galaxy Note 20 colors leaked in two sizes

SlashGear / 5h
Today a set of sizes and colors leaked for the next major Samsung smartphone release. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will bring a set of standard colors like black and gray – but also green, and copper. It’ll be an interesting year, where we’re not quite as wacky with the brightness that was the … Continue reading

Vaping Creates a “Slime Cloak” in Your Mouth, Scientists Say

100+Futurism / 5h
It turns out that vaping can wreak havoc on your oral microbiome, the ecosystem of beneficial bacteria that live in your mouth. Doctors analyzing plaque taken from the mouths of regular vapers found that their microbiomes had become “pathogen-rich,” Inverse reports , and that the bacteria had started to rapidly produce a layer of slime. That horrifyingly-named “slime cloak” threatens the healthy

5 essential 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' episodes to binge right now

28Mashable / 5h
With the hit Nickelodeon series now available to stream on Netflix, here are some of its strongest episodes. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Tv Shows , Anime Culture , and Avatar The Last Airbender

United Airlines: No Plan For Bankruptcy, Will Use MileagePlus To Raise Cash

300+View from the Wing / 5h
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby spoke at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference and spoke confidently about shedding costs and preparing for a rebound in air travel. He offered that bankruptcy isn't a strategic option, that airlines are foolish to retire fleets too quickly, and that MileagePlus is going to be a great source of cash - whether by selling a ton of miles or borrowing against th

TIDAL has a Dolby Atmos treat for HiFi subscribers

Tidal Dolby Atmos DAMSlashGear / 5h
If you’re a TIDAL HiFi subscriber, you’re getting a new perk today. TIDAL has announced a new team up with Dolby that will see Dolby Atmos functionality added to some of the music on the streaming service. Support for Dolby Atmos is rolling out over the next few days, but of course, there are some other requirements if you want … Continue reading

Stage an At-Home Olympic Games

28Lifehacker / 5h
Although the Olympic Games are canceled for 2020, your family needn’t go without the rush of competitive sporting events this summer if you host your own backyard Olympics instead. You don’t need to be able to complete a roundoff back handspring or risk letting your kids throw a javelin to do so—just have some fun… Read more...

Portrait of a Cosplayer on the Front Lines

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Two months ago, as the novel coronavirus pandemic flared, nurse Francis Gualta was called to help in England’s intensive care units. Except he’d never operated a ventilator before. He’d never had to wear full personal protective equipment . Now, after weeks of helping patients the best he can, and seeing some die,… Read more...

2020 Kia Soul Review: Cheap Charm

SlashGear / 5h
Now in its third-generation, the 2020 Kia Soul may look a little meaner with its glaring expression, but the reality is that it’s still a sweet deal. Freshened sculpting and more defined lighting front and rear wisely don’t dilute what always made the Soul so appealing: it gets the job done, and it doesn’t cost the earth in the process. … Continue reading

Wearable Claims to Spot COVID Three Days Before Symptoms Appear

500+Futurism / 5h
One of the greatest challenges to managing the COVID-19 pandemic is that people with the disease can spread it to others before they even realize they’re sick. In order to give those asymptomatic carriers an earlier warning sign to stay home, scientists are gathering biometric using a smart ring wearable made by Oura Health to hunt for patterns that indicate someone caught the coronavirus. When t

Hulu adds Watch Party feature, but only some viewers can use it

Hulu Watch Party FeatureSlashGear / 5h
Hulu has joined select other streaming services to launch its own integrated ‘Watch Party’ feature. With this, users can watch content with other users who are located somewhere else, the video synced up between the two (or more) viewers so that everyone is seeing the same content at the same time. The feature isn’t available to all users, however. Hulu … Continue reading

How to Set Benchmarks as a Beginning Runner

24Lifehacker / 5h
If you’ve taken up running recently, you probably find it exciting to learn what you’re capable of. But if the only goal you know is running continuously for three miles—the famous “ couch to 5K ”—you may find yourself wondering: Is that all there is? Read more...

US court grants permission to recover Marconi telegraph from Titanic wreckage

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / View of the bow of the RMS Titanic photographed in June 2004 by the ROV Hercules during an expedition returning to the shipwreck. (credit: NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island (NOAA/IFE/URI) ) When RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, crew members sent out numerous distress signals to any other ships in the vicinity using what was then a relatively new t

5GBioShield $300+ USB Key actually a $5 scam: PTP, LTS

5GBioShield 128MB USBSlashGear / 5h
The 5GBioShield was supposed to protect its user from supposed harmful effects of 5G radiation. In reality, this $300+ (around £283.00) USB stick actually contains around £5 worth of hardware. That’s according to the folks at Pen Test Partners who, for the greater good of humanity, purchased several of these USB sticks and tore them down to see what was … Continue reading

Russian hackers are exploiting bug that gives control of US servers

97Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Lino Mirgeler/picture alliance via Getty Images ) A Russian hacking group tied to power-grid attacks in Ukraine, the world’s most destructive data wiper worm, and other nefarious Kremlin operations is exploiting a vulnerability that allows it to take control of computers operated by the US government and its partners. In an advisory published on Thursday , the US National Securit

Intergalactic Pulses Solve Mystery of Universe’s Missing Matter

90Gizmodo / 6h
Scientists have spent three decades trying to locate half of all the “normal” matter that’s supposed to exist in the universe. A new paper is claiming to have finally found this missing stuff, in a discovery made possible by measuring incoming fast radio bursts. Read more...

Your AI Chatbot Therapist Isn’t Sure What It’s Doing

100+Lifehacker / 6h
In 1966, Joseph Weizenbaum created Eliza, the first psychotherapy chatbot. Eliza’s programming was relatively simple: Engage the user by detecting keywords in their statements and reflect this information back at them as an open-ended prompt. (A user might say “I’m sad,” to which Eliza could respond, “I’m sorry to… Read more...

I Need Some Friggin' Batteries And You Probably Do Too So Buy a Bunch Of Them For $20

30Lifehacker / 6h
Energizer AA Batteries (48 Count) | $20 | Amazon Read more...

How to Uninstall Windows 10’s May 2020 Update

Windows 10 May 202024How-To Geek / 6h
Despite a long testing process, we’ve seen reports of bugs in Windows 10’s May 2020 Update. If you’ve installed the latest version of Windows 10 and run into problems, you can uninstall it. Here’s how to uninstall the May 2020 Update or any other major Windows 10 update. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Join us June 3 for a contact-tracing and exposure-notification app development and deployment forum

44TechCrunch / 6h
Exposure notification and contact tracing are two related but distinct measures many public health authorities are either considering or already implementing. Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that we go about tracking the spread of a contagious illness within and between communities is changing very quickly. This presents an

Delta Air Lines will shrink its European footprint after coronavirus

100+The Points Guy / 6h
Delta Air Lines is well on its way to emerging from the coronavirus pandemic as a smaller airline. It has retired three aircraft types from its fleet, including its Boeing 777s , and asked staff to take voluntary leave options to avoid furloughs this fall. Now, the Atlanta-based SkyTeam Alliance carrier is warning staff that its international footprint will be dramatically smaller when it comes o

How to watch the NRL: live stream every 2020 fixture online from anywhere

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
It was a rough start to the 2020 NRL season in Australia, after Covid-19 saw fixtures postponed indefinitely back in March. Fast forward a grim couple of months for sports fans and the National Rugby League is back, with matches resuming on May 28. Best of all, it's easy to follow all 20 rounds of action of the regular season - and get excited about the the finals series and ultimately the NRL Gr

These Are the Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

36Lifehacker / 6h
Buying a new iPhone doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and I firmly believe that most people don’t need to spend $1000 or more on the latest and greatest model. In the video above, I compare the three cheapest iPhones that Apple currently sells. Read more...

Someone compared 'Animal Crossing' characters to iPhone chargers and it's too accurate

32Mashable / 6h
If you've ever wondered what the beloved anthropomorphic characters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons would look like as phone charging cables, this thread is for you. And if that thought has never crossed your mind, but you want to marvel at the sheer number of charging cables that oddly look like Animal Crossing characters, here's a thread for you. Twitter user @vapidmarie dug through images of

Half the Visible Universe Was Missing. Scientists Just Found It.

1KFuturism / 6h
Search Party Ever since scientists first calculated how much matter is in the universe, they’ve been unable to find half of it. Baryonic matter, sometimes called luminous matter to distinguish it from dark matter, has been estimated to make up about five percent of the stuff in the universe. But half of it has never been found, CNET reports — until now. Case Closed Astronomers’ increasing ability

Myka Stauffer: Backlash after YouTubers give up adopted son

21KBBC News - Technology / 6h
Myka Stauffer says her son's behaviour became too difficult but critics accuse her of exploitation.

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

500+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Today at 6:30PM ET we’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual happy hour . This evening we’ll be focused on redeeming miles (so bring your questions), and we’ll be joined by Matthew Klint from Live and Let’s Fly , as well as my PointsPros colleague Jordan. Though I’m a massive introvert, it’s nice to get some sort of human interaction, even if it’s virtual. We’ve had so much fun with the ones we ha

Put Hash Browns Inside Your Breakfast Sandwich

47Lifehacker / 6h
I am fanatically passionate about breakfast sandwiches. I love how customizable (and therefore deeply personal) they are; more than any other food, a person’s breakfast sandwich order tells you a lot about their character. Mine says one thing loud and clear: This bitch loves potatoes . Read more...

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Do I Recover From Being A Lifelong Fuckup?

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Hello, all you Twitternet spooklets of sexcrime, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove , the only advice column that helps you find real love in a virtual world. Read more...

YouTube adds video chapters feature on iOS, Android and desktop

YouTube Video ChaptersSlashGear / 6h
YouTube has announced a new feature that will make it easier to find the parts of videos you’re most interested in. Rather than having to scrub through content, YouTube’s new chapters feature breaks content up into different sections with their own titles — the feature is optional, however, so chapters won’t be available on every video. The feature was introduced … Continue reading

What to Watch Tonight, May 28, 2020

40Lifehacker / 6h
Looking for something fun to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best streaming options around. Read more...

[Update: It's Back] It's Not Just You—Amazon Is Down

How-To Geek / 6h
Can you remember a world where you didn’t buy everything with 1-2 day shipping from Amazon dot com? I’m not sure I can. But right now, this second…we’re living in that world again. Because Amazon is down. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lots of People Have Weird Digestive Troubles, Global Survey Finds

45Gizmodo / 6h
A substantial portion of the world’s population deals with chronic and mysterious digestive issues, the results of a large global survey indicate. More than a third of people said they recently had symptoms of a functional gastrointestinal disorder, the research found, with “functional” meaning that their symptoms had… Read more...

Uber sends thousands of Jump e-bikes to the recycling heap

Uber Thousands Jump200+Engadget / 6h
Uber has sent thousands of electric bikes to be recycled for scrap as part of handing operations of their Jump e-bike division to scooter-sharing company Lime . The rideshare giant said it would be too difficult to donate these bikes because of safety and liability concerns. A spokesman told CNBC “the best approach was to responsibly recycle them,” while video posted on Twitter from a North Carol

When you gotta go: Your guide to public bathrooms during your summer road trip

26The Points Guy / 7h
As states continue to loosen shelter-in-place regulations, travelers are thinking about hitting the road or taking flight. But as you begin to make plans, you need to consider one frustrating truth: The state of public restrooms could wash all your vacation plans down the, ahem, toilet. Stay up to date on how the novel coronavirus is impacting travelers and cardholders by bookmarking our dedicate

Hulu's Watch Party Could Be the Cure for Quarantine Boredom

Hulu Watch Party Feature21Gizmodo / 7h
It shouldn’t have taken a global pandemic and subsequent quarantine to inspire a way to easily watch the same show at the same time with our friends and family remotely, but it did. Hulu is now the first major streaming service to offer a group chat feature on its platform so you can watch the same show at the same… Read more...

The importance of data centers during the pandemic

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
During the early days of the coronavirus outbreak many wondered if the internet would end up going down due to the dramatic increase in traffic from remote working, distance learning and people keeping themselves occupied while stuck at home. In fact, research from Cloudflare revealed that internet usage swelled by over 25 percent in most major cities around the world as a result of lockdown meas

The Best Features From Windows 10's Big May 2020 Update

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Microsoft’s big May 2020 update for Windows 10 is here, and it’s packed with a bunch of new features and changes. This isn’t one of those subtle “security updates” that patches up a few bugs within Windows but doesn’t change your UI or how you interact with your operating system. It’s worth paying attention to, so I’m… Read more...

YouTube adds chapters to make video navigation easier

90Engadget / 7h
YouTube is making it easier to navigate longer videos with its new “chapters” feature, the video streaming site announced . After receiving positive feedback on chapters during a testing period, the feature will stay on YouTube permanently as of May 28th, YouTube told Engadget in a statement. Chapters are available on the web and in the Android and iOS YouTube apps. YouTube Viewers can click on c

What HBO Max Lacks

32Lifehacker / 7h
HBO’s new streaming service HBO Max launched yesterday, and along with it came a great deal of confusion about how and where you can access it—and what you can even watch on it. Read more...

Amazon expands use of SNAP benefits for online grocery to 11 more states

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Amazon customers in nearly a dozen more U.S. states are now able to use their SNAP ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ) benefits to purchase groceries online, the retailer announced on Thursday. The news represents a significant expansion of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program introduced in 2019 that aimed to open up online grocery shopping to those on public a

TechCrunch’s Early Stage, Mobility and Space events will be virtual, too

80TechCrunch / 7h
You may have heard the news: We’re taking Disrupt virtual . As you would expect, we are taking three of our other events this year virtual, too. The virtual version of TC Early Stage will retain its focus on giving founders the opportunity to absorb direct, practical knowledge about how to grow and develop their startups. Early Stage will take place over two days, July 21-22, and leverage the uni

The secret to trustworthy data strategy

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He’s advocated for data ethics , inclusive urban innovation , and diversity in TechCrunch, Harvard Business Review, and FastCompany. He's helped Fortune 500 companies, governments, and startups with ethical & agile data strategies. He holds a Harvard J.D. & Ph.D. More

This new Netatmo Outdoor Camera packs a 105dB alarm and a big advantage

SlashGear / 7h
Netatmo has added a siren option to its smart outdoor camera, making for a noisy warning for potential intruders or burglars. Like the original Netatmo Smart Outdoor Camera it has a built-in Full HD camera along with a floodlight; however it also throws in a 105 dB alarm. The camera itself is an angular, weatherproof block, made of aluminum, glass, … Continue reading

Give Your Workouts an Upgrade With $50 off the Garmin Forerunner 45S GPS

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At last, you can watch early ‘Simpsons’ episodes as intended on Disney+

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As promised , Simpsons fans can now watch early seasons (pre-2009) in 4:3 format on Disney+. Beginning today, users can choose to view those episodes in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. The 4:3 format won’t cut off sight gags like the one above. The change should appease fans, but some may still be surprised that it was an issue at all. The Simpsons switched to the 16:9 aspect ratio when it made

This weird, lickable gadget tries to recreate your favorite food flavors — Future Blink

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The Norimaki Synthesizer claims to recreate the five basic tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, acidic, and umami. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Food And Drink , Weird Products , and Future Blink

It looks like that Epic Store free games leak was right

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The Epic Games Store has had two big weeks with its free games, and it seems the company isn’t quite done yet. The Epic Games Store has rotated Civilization VI out of its free game slot and has put a game that’s arguably just as big in its place: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. The compilation will be free on the … Continue reading

OnePlus says a cheaper phone would sell better

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The OnePlus brand made a name for itself with a set of creative endevors in low-cost, high-value smartphones. From the beginning, with the OnePlus One, the company aimed to be a master of the cult classic Android smartphone. In the last couple of years, OnePlus smartphone prices crept upward. In the year 2020, a new OnePlus 8 will cost you … Continue reading

These Scammers Are Selling a Nonsense Anti-5G Gadget

300+Futurism / 7h
5G Shield Scammers are capitalizing on unfounded fears that 5G signals cause health problems — and are selling a $350 gadget they claim protects users. The 5GBioShield, BBC News reports , is actually just a six-dollar, 128MB flash drive with a sticker on it. And while it seems like laughably bogus, the product has gained traction and even been recommended by the Town Council in Glastonbury, Engla

NASA Had to Chase an Alligator Off the SpaceX Launchpad

500+Futurism / 7h
Star Gator Coronavirus in space? Terrible. Gator in space? Possibly worse. Officials had to chase a six foot alligator away from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday — the same day SpaceX was scheduled to make history by launching two NASA astronauts into space. The launch later had to be scrubbed . But while preparations for the launch were still

For Most Countries, Limiting Travel Is Useless For Stopping Virus Spread

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There are two ways travel can spread the virus. Both are manageable at this point. Europe's CDC has brand new recommendations for re-opening travel. Continue reading ...

Of Course John Cho Gets to Be 'Super Fucking Cool' in Cowboy Bebop

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Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation has seen its share of delays, and not just because of the novel coronavirus. Last October, star John Cho suffered a knee injury that set the production back at least seven months. But according to the adaptation’s co-writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, replacing Cho was absolutely out of… Read more...

Plex adds Watch Together feature so distant friends can share movies

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Home entertainment software Plex has revealed a new feature called Watch Together that will enable friends and family to remotely watch the same content at the same time. Remote watch parties have skyrocketed in popularity in light of the lockdowns, which have resulted in movie theater closures and social distancing. The feature comes amid third-party solutions that, in some cases, … Continue rea

United will restore lie-flat seats to its premium transcon flights

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The competition on premium transcontinental routes is fierce. Each major U.S. carrier puts its best planes on these domestic coast-to-coast hops from the New York area to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Before the coronavirus pandemic, United was operating a mix of Boeing 757s, 777s and 787 Dreamliners, including the 787-10 from Newark (EWR) to LAX and SFO. But then, following the mass

USB systems may have some serious security flaws - especially on Linux

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Academics have developed a new tool that allowed them to discover 26 previously unidentified vulnerabilities in the USB driver stack used by many popular operating systems including Linux, macOS, Windows and FreeBSD. Purdue University's Hui Peng and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne's Mathias Payer created a new tool called USBFuzz which they provided further details on in a pape

G Suite users can make Google Voice calls right inside Gmail

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Google will soon offer G Suite subscribers who use Google Voice a handy time-saver. You’ll be able to make and receive calls directly in Gmail, so you won’t have to bother hopping over to another tab or app to do so. On your browser, the Voice icon will appear alongside the other G Suite add-ons for Gmail on the right of your screen. The feature will start rolling out on June 3rd, and it could ta

What to Do if You Get a Letter About Unemployment Benefits You Never Requested

100+Lifehacker / 7h
It’s happening in Massachusetts, Washington, and maybe in your own neighborhood: Scammers are trying to swoop in and take advantage of pandemic unemployment assistance programs using your personal information. Read more...

Ancient Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss Dwarfs Modern Melting, Study Finds

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More than a year ago, researcher Julian Dowdeswell boarded a research vessel at the edge of the Fimbul ice shelf to the east of the Antarctic Peninsula. He and six other scientists with the University of Cambridge were setting off as part of an expedition to study the ancient patterns of ice sheet retreat along the… Read more...

How to Watch Plex Together With Friends

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Plex has always been at the forefront of media sharing technology for the masses, and its new Watch Together feature makes it easier than ever to watch movies and TV with your friends and family around the world. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Keep your home office neat with this modular organizing kit — Future Blink

64Mashable / 7h
MagEasy helps organize your office space with magnetic modules, allowing users to attach their items to MagEasy’s board. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Remote Work , Working From Home , and Future Blink

American Airlines Once Again Allows Employees To Fly In First Class

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Here’s a noteworthy update to how American Airlines is accommodating non-revenue travelers on flights… American lifts first class non-rev restriction In early April, American Airlines introduced a restriction whereby employees could no longer fly in first class on narrow body aircraft when traveling non-rev. For the most part US airline employees have pretty generous space available travel benefi

HBO Max was downloaded by 87K new users yesterday (Sensor Tower)

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How did yesterday’s launch of HBO Max go? We don’t have official numbers from WarnerMedia, but app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower says HBO Max was downloaded by nearly 87,000 new users across Apple’s App Store and Google Play. That number might seem pretty low compared to other streaming launches — like the 4 million first-day installs for Disney+, or even the 300,000 installs for Quibi . B

You Don't Always Know Who Is High Risk

500+Lifehacker / 8h
America is racing toward reopening and more of us are planning to go back to work and resume some of our normal activities, but nothing about the coronavirus itself has actually changed. It’s as virulent and deadly as ever, and even if the risk that hospitals will be jammed with high-risk patients is lower, the risk… Read more...

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts

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Facebook has been verifying the identities of Page managers for a while in its quest to stamp out misinformation , but now it’s shifting that attention to individual accounts. The social network will now verify the identities of people behind profiles that both have a “pattern of inauthentic behavior” and whose posts “rapidly go viral” in the US. This could determine if a suspiciously popular acc

Xbox Just Made a Compelling Argument to Buy a Xbox Series X at Launch... If You Have the Right TV

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In a press release this morning, Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for Xbox Series X, said that the company’s next-gen console will launch with thousands of compatible games—going all the way back to the original Xbox—all thanks to backwards compatibility. Not only that, but many of those games will also… Read more...

China’s Plans for “Heavenly Palace” Space Station Are Dazzling

300+Futurism / 8h
Heavenly Palace China has laid out an ultra-ambitious timeline to construct its “Heavenly Palace” space station — a plan that involves launch 11 missions before 2023, SpaceNews reports , to construct an orbital three-module lab. The first piece to be launched into space is a massive, 20-ton core module that will eventually serve as astronaut quarters. China is hoping to launch the module as early

How to Watch Classic “Simpsons” in Original 4:3 Format on Disney+

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In an attempt to modernize classic Simpsons episodes, Disney+ cropped 4:3 episodes down to 16:9. In doing so, numerous visual jokes were cut out. Thankfully, Disney now lets you watch in the original aspect ratio, but you need to disable a feature to view the original format. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This brain implant is trying to help paralyzed patients move again – Future Blink

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Created by Battelle Memorial Institute researcher Patrick Ganzer, the brain implant is meant to enhance motor functions. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Health Tech , Paralysis , Brain Implants , and Medical Technology

Yamaha’s “Remote Cheerer” brings fan applause back to empty stadiums

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Yamaha staged a field test for its Remote Cheerer at Japan's Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA on May 13. This week, Yamaha announced a plan to put fans back in the stadiums for major sporting events this summer—virtually, at least. The company's new smartphone application, Remote Cheerer, is designed to allow sports fans to cheer from home in a way their teams can hear in the stadium. The app itself looks

Google makes sharing Plus Codes easier in a push to simplify addressing system globally

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Two years ago, Google open-sourced Plus Codes , a digital addressing system to help billions of people navigate to places that don’t have clear addresses. The company said today it is making it easier for anyone with an Android device to share its rendition of an address — a six-digit alphanumeric code. Google Maps users on Android can now tap the blue dot that represents their current location t

HP Reverb G2 looks to be top-tier VR headset of tomorrow

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The HP Reverb G2 represents a team-up of HP, Valve, and Microsoft, to create a virtual reality / mixed reality headset that’ll top the rest. This device works with one 2K x 2K resolution per eye, and rolls with a 114-degree field of view. This headset is wired, worked with Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR, and MSFT spatial audio – … Continue reading

Google put an anxiety self-assessment in search

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Google wants to help the approximately 48 million American adults who live with anxiety-related disorders find support. Starting today, the company's search engine will allow users in the US to complete a Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) questionnaire from home. When you look for information about anxiety, you'll see the seven-question survey appear inside the knowledge panel, the part of t

Hulu just launched a Watch Party feature for group streaming, but there's a catch

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Find All Your Things With a Tile Pro 2-Pack, Now $40

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Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live Q&A: June 4 at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT

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What does a global mindset look like in a world where most of us no longer travel? And what does it mean to be local when everyone is connected? Those are the first questions we had in mind when we read GGV Capital’s Twitter bio , which asserts that the investing shop with offices in five cities is a “global venture capital firm that invests in local founders.” Certainly, some of its investments

This Marshall Speaker Can Help You Quell Your Concert Nostalgia, and It’s $70 off Right Now on Amazon

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Poop alert: Sewage could signal impending burst of COVID-19 cases

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Around the country and the world, coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are being lifted as the rate of new infections begins to slow. That shouldn't be interpreted as humans having suddenly beaten the virus; local outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 are going to be something we contend with until there's an effective vaccine or widespread immunity. For public

How to Watch TV With Friends Using Hulu Watch Party

20How-To Geek / 8h
If you miss holding watch parties with your friends who aren’t able to join you in person, you can use Hulu’s Watch Party feature to gather up to seven additional friends together around one synchronized video feed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Epic Games Store Gives Away 'Borderlands 2' and 'The Pre-Sequel' This Week

33How-To Geek / 8h
The hits keep coming on the Epic Game Store, and they don’t cost a cent. After killing its servers for almost a full day by giving away Grand Theft Auto V and announcing a brand new freebie collection of Samurai Showdown Shodown games, Epic is giving away one of this generation’s most beloved looter-shooters. Oh, and also The Pre-Sequel. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Plex Will Let You and a Friend Watch a Movie Together Even When You're Apart

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What do friends do when they want to catch up on a show or movie together during a pandemic? Plex has a new solution for you, thanks to a new “Watch Together” feature. Invite your friends with a link, and the whole thing syncs up for you. You can watch Plex’s on-demand service or your personal media. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How Are You Going to Survive the Summer at Home?

31Lifehacker / 8h
For weeks now, I’ve been focused on a particular date: June 9. I had until June 9 to figure out a plan for this summer. June 9 was when my son’s third-grade school year would officially wrap up. June 9 was when the loose schedule we’ve been adhering to—centered around blocks of time for reading, schoolwork, breaks and… Read more...

Hulu is testing Watch Parties for ad-free subscribers

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People need alternate ways to connect while social distancing, and online viewing parties have become a popular choice. Hulu is dipping its toes in the water by testing its new Watch Party feature, but there are a few limitations. First, it only works via desktop web browser, so you can’t host or join a party if you’re watching on your smart TV’s Hulu app, a streaming dongle or a mobile device. S

The Simpsons can now be watched in 4:3 aspect ratio on Disney+, as nature intended

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The greatest comedy in television history became a part of the Disney family when the mega-corporation gobbled up Fox last year, like so many forbidden donuts. Beyond having to make nice with the cartoon mouse American’s family had so openly antagonized over the decades, the deal meant that The Simpsons would have a permanent home on the new Disney+ streaming service. That meant all 30 seasons of

Elon Musk rides shotgun as Jay Leno drives Tesla's Cybertruck underground

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In this week's episode of Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC, the former talkshow host chatted with Tesla CEO Elon Musk about his electric car company and snagged the opportunity to drive the only Cybertruck that currently exists. The truck was initially revealed in November of last year and is supposed to arrive by the end of 2021. By that time, Musk promised it'll be 5 percent smaller all around as comp

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production, Lays Off 6,770 Employees

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Boeing has announced a mixed bag of news this week — 737 MAX production will be resuming (despite the lack of demand), and there will also be layoffs. Boeing resumes 737 MAX production This week Boeing has resumed production of the Boeing 737 MAX in Renton, Washington. Initially the aircraft manufacturer will build these planes at a low rate, implementing more than a dozen initiatives focused on

2021 Acura TLX revealed: Power, Tech and the TLX Type S to come

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Acura has revealed its latest sports sedan, with the 2021 Acura TLX promising concept-inspired styling with more power and engagement than the outgoing model. Based on the comely aesthetic of last year’s Acura Type S Concept, the new TLX should be priced as aggressively as it looks, the automaker promises. Back when we first saw the Type S Concept, it … Continue reading

Great, Now Murder Hornets Are Turning Up in New Places

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The fucking murder hornets are spreading. Read more...

The next 'Fortnite' season has been delayed one more week

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You’ll have to deal with a second delay before you can play the third season of Fortnite Chapter 2, although it won’t be as dramatic as the first. Epic has pushed back Season 3’s premiere by one week to June 11th in order to “get everything ready.” To tide people over, it’s planning a one-time event, The Device, for June 6th at 2PM Eastern. You’ll want to sign in early on that day as “space is li

New to RVing? Here's what you need to know.

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In the wake of a pandemic that requires social isolation, it makes sense people are more interested in RVs — it's a roving home where you can isolate but still go on vacation. Dealerships across the country have reported a recent rise in sales of recreational vehicles, often from first-time buyers. For clarity's sake: lots of things can be considered an RV, including motorhomes, trailers, vans, a

BeeHero smartens up hives to provide ‘pollination as a service’ with $4M seed round

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Vast monoculture farms outstripped the ability of bee populations to pollinate them naturally long ago, but the techniques that have arisen to fill that gap are neither precise nor modern. Israeli startup BeeHero aims to change that by treating hives both as living things and IoT devices, tracking health and pollination progress practically in real time. It just raised a $4 million seed round tha

How to Handle Your Pet's Anxiety

100+Lifehacker / 9h
If your pet has been acting odd lately, you are not alone. Pandemic era pet owners have reported an array of strange new behaviors in their cats and dogs . Unusual hissing and growling, clinginess and disruptive behaviors such as attacking furniture, spinning, excessive grooming, increased vocalizing and scratching… Read more...

Neuroscientists: This Is How Shrooms Break Down Your Sense of Self

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Many people who take psychedelic drugs like shrooms or LSD describe one aspect of the experience as a “compromised self of ‘self,'” or a breaking down of the familiar feeling of a boundary between yourself and the universe. It can be a moment of profound breakthrough, or a horrible experience — a “bad trip” — that turns you off the substance forever. Now, neuroscientists from the Netherlands’ Maa

Get your dad something unique with these personalized Father's Day gifts

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PSA: Father's Day is on June 21, 2020. Dads come in many forms and don't just have to be the biological person who helped bring you into the world Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the father figures who are special and important in your life. If you want to get your dad, stepfather, grandpa, or whoever else feels like a father to you something truly special, swing for a personalized Father

YouTube Subscribers Can Get a Free Nest Mini Right Now

500+Lifehacker / 9h
Google is giving away a free Nest Mini smart speaker to all YouTube Premium and Google Play subscribers for the next month. Read more...

Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van still on track as factory reopens

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Rivian, the electric vehicle company backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and Ford, has resumed work at its factory in Normal, Ill. following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction on the factory, which will eventually produce its R1T and R1S electric vehicles for consumers as well as 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, has restarted with employees returning in phases. Despite

To Train Better AI, Scientists Are Studying Your Weird Tweets

100+Futurism / 9h
Woooof One of the biggest challenges for language-processing artificial intelligence is figuring out the underlying meaning of slang, colloquialisms, and intentional misspellings. In order to help those hapless machines out, a team of mathematicians from the University of Vermont started to analyze how young people deliberately stretch words when they type. For instance, they’ve quantified the se

HBO Max Is a Mess

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HBO Max was supposed to launch as the new, jam-packed streaming service of our wildest dreams—an HBO Now revamped, essentially, with all of HBO’s library plus all of WarnerMedia’s vast catalog. But despite the fanfare, HBO Max launched this week as a muddled mix of confusing brand identities that neither honors HBO’s… Read more...

Extra Crunch Live: Join Box CEO Aaron Levie for a live Q&A right now

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Aaron Levie is a luminary of the SAAS world; the chief executive of Box, a company that helped revolutionize the collaborative office environment; and the leader of a team that had worked remotely before COVID-19 made it a necessity rather than a luxury. He’s also going to be joining us later today on Extra Crunch Live , our virtual speaker series for Extra Crunch members. Levie’s going to get a

iOS Mail has 'critical' security flaws

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Germany's federal cybersecurity agency has issued a warning urging all iOS users to install Apple's latest security updates which patch two zero-click security vulnerabilities that impact the company's default email app. The vulnerabilities were first discovered by the US-based security firm ZecOps which found that they were being actively exploited in attacks targeting iOS users since at least J

BIG Shiny Pokemon GO leak: See Galar get bright!

21SlashGear / 9h
Today a wide variety of Pokemon were added to the game Pokemon GO before a set of events that’ll change the Shiny Galar region forever. The regular Galarian Meowth will get a Shiny edition – instead of brown, it’s a light dandelion yellow – nearly tan. Also in the mix: Galarian Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Farfetch’d, Zigzagoon, Obstagoon, Darumaka, Darmanitan, and … Continue reading

How Grab adapted after COVID-19 hit its ride-hailing business

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The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on ride-hailing services, like Uber and Lyft . Grab , Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company, has also been impacted, but the company has adapted by quickly transitioning many of its ride-hailing drivers to its on-demand delivery verticals and expanding services needed by customers during social distancing measures. The company told TechCrunch t

Upgrade your at-home workspace on a budget with this Lenovo QHD monitor

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TL;DR: Buy the vibrant Lenovo L24q-30 24-inch QHD monitor for $159.99 with coupon code DISCOVER20 as of May 28. The $40 discount makes this a more affordable upgrade from your standard FHD monitor. All of the extra time you spend on your home computer these days, if you're lucky enough to be working from home, might make you realize that it's a bit outdated. You might have snagged a discounted la

British Airways Sneaks A Change To Its Frequent Flyer Program That May Backfire

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British Airways notified members of a change to its frequent flyer terms and conditions to limit the ability to sue. Mandatory arbitration, though, is so 2018 and may wind up costing British Airways a lot more than lawsuits would have. Continue reading ...

The Valve Index gets checked by this HP VR headset with better specs

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HP has just unveiled the new HP Reverb G2, the highest resolution VR headset the company has made to date with specs that rival – and surpass – the market-leading Valve Index . The headset was made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve, and features some major improvements in terms of optics and comfort from the original HP Reverb that was released in May 2019. Among those improvements, HP sa

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: An Oral History

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Robert Zemeckis ’ animated/live-action hybrid noir murder mystery broke boundaries of filmmaking technology and technique , and 32 years later it’s every bit as fresh, warm, and funny as it ever was. Starring Bob Hoskins as gumshoe PI Eddie Valiant on the trail of a sex scandal involving a Hollywood studio bigwig, Who… Read more...

Test Batteries, Electrical Currents, and More Safely With a $21 Multimeter

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YouTube introduces Video Chapters to make it easier to navigate longer videos

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If you’ve ever found yourself scrubbing your way through a long YouTube video to get to the “good” part, you’ll appreciate the new feature YouTube is launching today: Video Chapters. The feature uses timestamps that creators apply to their videos, allowing viewers to easily jump forward to a specific section of the video or rewatch a portion of the video. YouTube was spotted testing Video Chapter

Truthset raises $4.75M to help marketers score their data

300+TechCrunch / 9h
Data, the cliché goes, is the new oil of the digital economy . But Truth{set} co-founder and CEO Scott McKinley wants to know: “Why does no one care about the quality of that fuel?” That’s an issue McKinley saw in his seven years as an executive at Nielsen, where he said he realized that marketing data products are “all built on massive error.” As evidence, he pointed to recent studies showing th

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has been down for 4 days. Should you be worried about your miles?

The Points Guy / 9h
Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club website has been down since May 24. For members looking to redeem Flying Club miles on award bookings, it’s been impossible. When attempting to log in to the Flying Club, members are shown a message that the site’s functionality is completely down. Additionally, for those attempting to make Flying Club redemptions over the phone, call center agents haven’t been able

YouTube Music now allows users to pre-save albums before they’re released

100+Engadget / 9h
YouTube Music’s latest feature allows users to view and pre-save unreleased albums, another new feature that brings the service closer to parity with other music-streaming options. Reddit users recently initially noticed the change, and Engadget confirmed by checking one of our personal accounts Previously, upcoming albums weren’t visible on YouTube Music. With the new feature, unreleased albums

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition goes beyond gaming with serious hardware

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The Razer Blade laptop has traditionally been targeted toward people looking for a gaming laptop, but today, we’re seeing Razer shift gears and target those who need a workhorse. The company today unveiled the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition, which comes packing a lot of high-end hardware to become a mobile workstation. Of course, it’ll also handle gaming, but those … Continue reading

ACLU sues Clearview AI over alleged privacy violations

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Clearview AI is about to deal with more pushback beyond corporate objections and occasional bans . The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Clearview AI for allegedly violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act with its combination of facial recognition and internet data scraping. The ACLU claimed that the real-time identification technology infringed privacy rights by collecting fac

Make a Ramos Gin Fizz Without Exhausting Your Arm

60Lifehacker / 9h
There seem to be two somewhat opposing quarantine states of being: extremely lazy and obnoxiously productive. For the most part, I fall into the first category; I favor buying bread instead of baking it and drinking wine instead of mixing martinis. But recently I decided I wanted a project, a challenge, something to… Read more...

Make Your Own TARDIS With Even More Free Stuff From 'Doctor Who'

97How-To Geek / 9h
If your idea of staying at home involves Totally And Radically Driving In Space, then we have good news for you. The fine folks at the BBC are handing out even more free Doctor Who stuff, including another free issue of Titan Comics. This time you’ll get a free Fourth Doctor comic, but that’s not all you can grab. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Plex launches a co-watching experience for its on-demand library and users’ personal media

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Virtual viewing parties that let people watch video together remotely have become a popular way to stay connected with friends and family amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Hulu announced the addition of a new “Watch Party” feature for its site to make a virtual viewing experience a built-in feature of its service. Now, media software maker Plex is also today launching its own “Watch T

We’ve got exclusive deals on a bunch of Anker chargers this week

Amazon One Bezos AirPods32Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is something of a special edition of our usual tech deals roundup, as it's highlighted by exclusive discount codes we've secured for a bevy of Anker charging gear. Our selection covers 15 different devices from the popular accessory maker, including USB-C wall chargers, Qi wireless chargers, USB-C hubs, portable batteries, fast Lightning charging

The Philips Hue TV Sync Box's Latest Update Adds Voice Controls

23How-To Geek / 9h
Signify, the company behind the Philips smart home brand has a new feature for its Hue TV sync box—voice controls. Before, if you wanted to turn the device on, off, or change modes, you needed to get out your phone to control it. Now you can ask Google, Alexa, or Siri to make changes for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Geek out Your Desk With up to 50% off Funko Pops

20Gizmodo / 9h
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These noise-canceling headphones are on sale for up to 63% (!) off at Best Buy

36Mashable / 10h
Remember when the most annoying thing about your workplace was a loud-typing coworker two cubicles down? Ah, simpler times. From bored kids and stir-crazy pets to chatty roommates and clanging construction sites, anyone who's fortunate enough to still be working, and doing so from home, is probably dealing with myriad distractions. Trying to focus and get shit done amid a global pandemic is hard

Win a Wild Card to compete in Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020

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Ready to take advantage of every opportunity to keep your startup on track and moving forward? Yes, yes you are. Exhibiting in Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020 is nothing but opportunity. It offers founders beaucoup benefits, but there’s one more whopper waiting for two standout startups. We’re talking about the Wild Card entry to compete in Startup Battlefield . Yup, buy yourself a Startup Alle

New macOS 10.15.5 feature reduces your battery life to save your battery’s life

68Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The new update is available via System Preferences on supported Macs. (credit: Samuel Axon) This week, Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.5, rounding out a series of system software updates that has rolled out to various Apple platforms (iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS) over the course of a week or so. This version of macOS is primarily focused on a new battery management feature similar to

Tinder adds 'prompts' feature to kickstart conversations

51Engadget / 10h
Dating apps are designed to make finding new friends / casual hook-ups / your OTP easy, but even if you’re the laziest swiper in the world you’re still going to have eventually engage in some kind of chit chat with your match — great for chatterboxes, not so much for those that struggle to keep an online conversation going. This is why Tinder has introduced Prompts. By adding questions or stateme

Watch as TPG UK reviews Turkish Airlines in business and economy at the same time

The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips and we are not publishing new flight or hotel reviews. While bringing our readers unbiased, detailed reviews of travel experiences is one of our core missions, now is not the time. We all love to travel and know you do too. So, to help keep

The Anti-5G USB Stick Is a Scam

5GBioShield 128MB USB500+Gizmodo / 10h
A lot of bullshit has been circulating about 5G lately, specifically as it relates to the novel coronavirus. To be very clear: There is no evidence that the rollout of 5G is at all connected to the origin or spread of covid-19 . But that hasn’t stopped dozens of attacks on cell towers, the proliferation of cockamamie … Read more...

Nuro will test autonomous prescription delivery for CVS

Nuro Delivery CVS Houston100+Engadget / 10h
Nearly half of the US is on at least one prescription, but the coronavirus pandemic has thrown people for a loop and made picking up medications another in a long list of daily hurdles. Nuro is hoping to make getting prescriptions easier by teaming up with CVS . The company will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver meds to the curbs of customers who place orders via CVS.com or the CVS

Mining Company Blows Up 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site, Expresses No Regrets

2KGizmodo / 10h
A culturally important archaeological site in Western Australia was destroyed this past weekend during the expansion of an iron ore mine. Upsettingly, the mining company responsible for the incident did so with state permission, exposing Australia’s weak and bigoted heritage conservation laws. Read more...

NSA: Russia's Sandworm Hackers Have Hijacked Mail Servers

500+Wired / 10h
In a rare public warning, the US spy agency says the notorious arm of Russian military intelligence is targeting a known vulnerability in Exim.

loftcultural:Carl Larsson - An Interior with a Woman Reading

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Your AI Chatbot Therapist Isn’t Sure What It’s Doing

100+Gizmodo / 10h
In 1966, Joseph Weizenbaum created Eliza, the first psychotherapy chatbot. Eliza’s programming was relatively simple: Engage the user by detecting keywords in their statements and reflect this information back at them as an open-ended prompt. (A user might say “I’m sad,” to which Eliza could respond, “I’m sorry to… Read more...

Existing backers put another £40M into UK challenger bank Starling

76TechCrunch / 10h
Starling Bank , the U.K.-based challenger bank founded by banking veteran Anne Boden, has raised an additional £40 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned. The round is led by existing backers Harry McPike’s JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited, and adds to the £60 million raised in February this year. Now boasting 1.4 million accounts, including 155,000 business accounts, Starl

New Raspberry Pi 4 model comes with a ton of RAM: 8GB

Raspberry Pi 4 RAM400+Ars Technica / 10h
The Raspberry Pi 4. [credit: Raspberry Pi ] Hot off the launch of an interchangeable camera system earlier this month, Raspberry Pi is introducing a new configuration of the Pi4: a model with a whopping 8GB of RAM. The new, highest-end config for the Pi 4 will run you $75. The 8GB version of the Raspberry Pi 4 has been long rumored, thanks to Raspberry Pi itself leaking the existence of an 8GB mo

Mirantis releases its first major update to Docker Enterprise

Docker Microsoft Azure92TechCrunch / 10h
In a surprise move, Mirantis acquired Docker’s Enterprise platform business at the end of last year, and while Docker itself is refocusing on developers , Mirantis kept the Docker Enterprise name and product. Today, Mirantis is rolling out its first major update to Docker Enterprise with the release of version 3.1. For the most part, these updates are in line with what’s been happening in the con

Interesting: Airlines Need Permission To Offer Hand Sanitizer

92One Mile at a Time / 10h
This makes perfect sense when you think about it, though it’s probably something that most people wouldn’t even consider. More airlines are offering masks & hand sanitizer Airlines are going great lengths to make people feel more comfortable about flying again. This comes in many forms, from requiring passengers to wear face masks, to introducing new cleaning protocols, to providing passengers wi

Storage marketplace Warehouse Exchange raises $2.2M

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Warehouse Exchange , a startup that describes itself as the Airbnb of warehouse space, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The company was founded Jonathan Rosenthal (CEO of Saybrook Management) and Dan Pimentel (previously CFO/COO of startup Hub TV). They recently brought on former eHarmony CEO Grant Langston as Warehouse Exchange’s chief executive. Langston admitted that his new job might

How to Share Your Location With Google Plus Codes

Google Maps Plus Codes67Lifehacker / 10h
When you need something delivered or need to call for help you probably give the person on the other end of the line your street address. What do you do if you’re somewhere you don’t know the address, or a place that doesn’t have one? Google is currently rolling out a new Google Maps feature called “Plus Codes” that… Read more...

Google will factor ‘page experience’ into Search rankings

94Engadget / 10h
Today, Google announced that it plans to add “page experience” to the factors it considers when ranking pages in Search. It will also remove the AMP requirement for stories to be featured in Top Stories on mobile. Google believes the changes will “help make the web better for everyone.” According to the company, page experience will measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a

HP's Reverb G2 VR headset delivers Valve Index features at $599

HP Reverb Valve VR200+Engadget / 10h
At the moment, the Valve Index is one of the best VR headsets you can buy. The problem is that it's also one of the most expensive, which makes HP's latest headset, the Reverb G2, intriguing. Designed with help from Valve and Microsoft, the G2 is a $599 device that may just hit the sweet spot for those looking to get into VR now that compelling games like Half-Life: Alyx are available to play. HP

Qualcomm's 6GHz WiFi tech helps with crowded wireless networks

Wi-Fi Qualcomm Wi 6E45Engadget / 10h
Qualcomm is quickly seizing on the newly opened 6GHz band, and it’s good news if you’ve ever dealt with overly busy WiFi networks. It’s rolling out mobile systems (FastConnect 6900 and 6700) and router platforms (Networking Pro 1610, 1210, 810 and 610) that use the new WiFi 6E standard to dramatically improve capacity and performance. The new frequency range promises more than double the capacity

Google adds its own address system to Maps location sharing on Android

Google Maps Plus Codes86Engadget / 10h
Google’s Plus Codes are the company’s efforts to reinvent coordinates and addresses so it works better with all things Google. It’s also helpful for places and locations that don’t actually have addresses. The Plus Code itself is a short alphanumeric code, combined with a city and country, and has been built into Google Maps for years . The company’s latest Maps update makes it easier for anyone

Tidal now streams Dolby Atmos Music to compatible soundbars and TVs

Tidal Dolby Atmos DAM200+Engadget / 10h
After unveiling Dolby Atmos Music for Android devices last year , Tidal is bringing the tech to a more appropriate format. It’s now rolling to soundbars, TVs and AVR home theater systems equipped with Dolby Atmos tech. All you’ll need is a Tidal HiFi subscription and compatible streaming device, like an Apple TV 4K , Fire TV Stick 4K and NVIDIA Shield TV , among others. Dolby Atmos Music tracks a

HP Teamed Up With Valve to Make Its Second-Gen VR Headset Even Better

HP Reverb Valve VR56Gizmodo / 10h
Last year, HP released one of the world’s highest resolution VR headsets in the HP Reverb , but sadly, it was only really intended for use by enterprise customers. But for the new Reverb G2, HP partnered with Valve to create an upgraded HMD meant for both business and home users alike. Read more...

Dick's Sporting Goods is having a flash sale — these are the best deals

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Coronavirus scams are thriving. Google hopes a new site can help potential victims.

100+Mashable / 10h
From posing as the IRS to selling fake vaccines , scammers have kicked it into overdrive since the coronavirus pandemic began. Online scams have become so prevalent during the past few months that Google decided to take action. On Thursday, the search giant launched a new website called Scam Spotter to address the problem. The purpose of the site, which was created in partnership with the Cybercr

Presso shifts focus to clothing disinfecting for film studios amid COVID-19 concerns

100+TechCrunch / 10h
The Presso team first piqued my interest in a trip to Hong Kong last summer. The startup promised a clever approach to dry cleaning that involved setting up robotic kiosks in hotel hallways. The product is aimed at traveling business people looking for a quick clean of rumpled clothing ahead of an important business meeting. Best of all, it cuts out pricey hotel laundry services. Obviously, a lot

Former Lime exec launches Cabana, a company that merges #vanlife and hotels

400+TechCrunch / 10h
Is it glamping on wheels? Hotel #vanlife? It’s Cabana , a new startup from a former Lime executive that’s bringing tricked-out vans with all the amenities of a Holiday Inn hotel room to cities on the West Coast, starting in Seattle. “ Because of Lime I spent 54 consecutive weeks on the road staying at hotels,” recalls Scott Kubly, the co-founder and chief executive of Cabana. “I got this bug that

As Covid-19 Scams Run Rampant, Google Launches a Scam-Spotter Quiz

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Since the outbreak of covid-19, Google has been working to suppress ads from profiteers peddling low-quality, high-cost PPE and health elixirs, trying to get their hands on stimulus checks and credit card information. The company started a covid-19 task force which has prioritized, among other things, thwarting… Read more...

Hulu launches a new Watch Party feature for virtual viewing parties and chat

Hulu Watch Party Feature100+TechCrunch / 10h
Hulu today is introducing a new feature called “Hulu Watch Party,” its first social feature that will allow viewers to virtually watch Hulu together at the same time while in separate locations and chat with one another within the Hulu app. The feature is being tested first on Hulu.com for Hulu’s “No Ads” subscribers for the time being. It will work with thousands of movies and shows in Hulu’s on

The commander who laughed and joked Wednesday does not lack courage

SpaceX NASA Saturday200+Ars Technica / 10h
Doug Hurley, left, and Bob Behnken after suit-up operations on Wednesday. [credit: NASA ] Shortly after sunrise on the morning of February 1, 2003, Doug Hurley waited on the long runway at Kennedy Space Center for a vehicle that would never come. Only recently graduated to becoming a full-fledged astronaut, one of Hurley's first tasks was serving as a "Cape Crusader" for the corps, meaning he wat

Huawei Watch GT smartwatch deals are seeing further reductions this week

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We're seeing further price drops on Huawei Watch deals this week, with savings going the extra mile in the case of the original Watch GT. You'll find the cheap smartwatch available for just £89.99 at Amazon , the lowest price we've seen so far on this particular model. If you're after the latest version, however, you'll also find the Huawei Watch GT 2 available for £30 off in Very 's own smartwat

Watch the video Mobileye says casts doubt on every other autonomous car project

23SlashGear / 10h
Intel’s autonomous car division, Mobileye, has released a new video showing one of its self-driving cars in action, an unedited 40 minute stretch of the vehicle navigating a challenging urban environment. In the process, Mobileye – which was acquired by Intel in early 2017, in a deal worth over $15 billion – raises questions about the path to autonomous driving … Continue reading

This Revolutionary Crypto Mining Machine Levels the Playing Field for Average Investors

24Futurism / 10h
Ten years ago, anyone with a computer and an Internet connection could mine cryptocurrency . And that meant anyone with a computer and an Internet connection could take an active role in the democratization of money, while also creating a little bit of it for themselves. Unfortunately, crypto mining is not that simple anymore. The more successful a cryptocurrency becomes, the more computing power

Amazon says it will offer full-time jobs to 125,000 temporary workers

Amazon One Bezos AirPods300+TechCrunch / 11h
In a blog post today , Amazon announced plans to offer permanent jobs to around 70% of the 175,000 temporary workers it brought on to meet demand amid a COVID-19-fueled surge. Initially filled as seasonal positions, the company will be transferring 125,000 people to full-time roles next month, as the pandemic-fueled push theoretically dies down. Those roles will earn workers a minimum wage of $15

O2-Three merger could be back on

EU O2 Court Three Recovery36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The European Court of Justice has annulled the EU’s decision to block the 2016 merger of Three and O2. A £10.25 billion deal to combine the two companies had been agreed by parent companies CK Hutchison and Telefonica in a transaction that would have created the UK’s largest mobile operator with 40 per cent of the market. The two parties had argued that Three and O2 would struggle to compete inde

Free Nest Mini released to some YouTube Premium subscribers

SlashGear / 11h
A new free Nest Mini has appeared in a sort of “offer” delivered to a number of subscribers to YouTube Premium. This isn’t the first time Google’s delivered their Google Assistant speaker devices to subscribers to their services. This usually signals that Google is preparing to release a new model – but it’s also part of their overarching efforts to … Continue reading

Meditation and mindfulness apps continue their surge amid pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in downloads of mental wellness, and specifically, those focused on meditation, dealing with anxiety and helping users fall asleep. According to a new report from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower, the world’s 10 largest English-language mental wellness apps in April saw a combined 2 million more downloads during the month of April 2020 compared

Revolut customers warned of targeted scam texts and malicious Google ads

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Customers of Revolut, the banking services provider, have been targeted by a series of scam texts and malicious Google ads. Scammers are employing phishing texts and elaborate advertising that contain bogus phone numbers in order to steal data. According to the UK consumer advice website Which?, one victim has lost nearly £8,000 as a result of a malicious attack . It says that last week alone fiv

How to Get the Most Out of Meditation

97Lifehacker / 11h
If your meditation practice has become just one more thing to check off the to-do list—or if you’ve been trying meditation but haven’t found it as calming as you’d hoped—it might be time to rethink the way you’re approaching mindfulness. Read more...

Turn Your Love of Gaming Into a Career with the School of Game Design

Futurism / 11h
Who doesn’t love a great video game? Whether you’re simply relaxing with some Tetris on your phone after a long day or you’re glued to your gaming chair in an epic showdown with your friends on a digital battlefield, games inevitably make life much more enjoyable —allowing us to remove ourselves from a monotonous reality and put our imaginations in charge. And while it’s common knowledge that a p

6 leading mobility VCs discuss the road ahead

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Millions of consumers sheltering in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy. Transportation-related companies were not spared in the upheaval. Mobility startups consolidated, pulled back from some markets and reduced headcount. And yet, the industry — and the VCs who invest in it — is still rolling forward. Founders are huddled with their teams

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge makes a VR game from Disney’s hit park

Star Wars Galaxy JediSlashGear / 11h
Last year, Disney launched its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park at both Disneyland and Disney World, and now it seems we’re going to get a VR game based on it. Today, ILMxLAB announced Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, a new VR game it’s making alongside Oculus Studios. Not a whole lot is known about the game at … Continue reading

Cheap fitness tracker sales are back thanks to the latest Fitbit deals

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Cheap fitness tracker sales are back, and plenty of Fitbit deals are seeing prices crashing back down to the discounts of yore - with plenty going even further. That means you can pick up a Fitbit Versa, Charge, or Inspire for a great price right now, and make the most of each one's unique features. Originally launched at a price tag closer to £100, you can now pick up the Fitbit Inspire HR for j

Students in Tunisia aid hospitals running out of supplies by 3D printing 1000 face shields

45Mashable / 11h
Situated on Tunisia’s border with Algeria, Jendouba's few hospitals are understaffed and often lack sufficient supplies. So a group of engineering students launched the “Save Ain Draham” initiative, supported by Mercy Corps and Khir Khmir Association, using a 3D printer and laser cutter to assemble over 1000 face shields. Read more... More about Engineering , Tunisia , 3d Print , Hospitals , and

Take 45% off your first Winc wine delivery with this code

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: New to Winc's wine delivery service ? As of May 28, you can take 45% off your first order with the code MEMORIALDAY2020 . Don't you wish you could get a taste of wines from all around the country without leaving your home? Join the club. No, literally — join Winc's wine club. Winc has revolutionized the concept of wine tasting. No need to get on a plane and hop from vineyard to vineyard. A

How to Pin Text and Images to Windows 10’s Clipboard History

76How-To Geek / 11h
Windows 10 makes copy and paste more convenient with a feature called Clipboard history. It allows you to pin items you frequently copy and paste to a list for quick access. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can Now Use Your Canon Camera as a Mac Webcam

Canon Mac Webcam WindowsHow-To Geek / 11h
Webcams are in high demand right now, and buying one at a reasonable price is nearly impossible. So why not use a camera that you already own? Canon’s webcam utility software, which used to be Windows-exclusive, can now turn your EOS or PowerShot camera into an overpowered Mac webcam. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Now Buy the Raspberry Pi 4 With 8 GBs of RAM

26How-To Geek / 11h
The Raspberry Pi 4 is already the most powerful entry yet from the Raspberry Pi foundation. So how do you take a good thing and make it even better? Add more RAM, of course. You can now grab an 8 GB Raspberry Pi 4 for $75. You’ll want to grab the beta 64-bit Raspbian OS to take advantage of it, though. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Archaeologists in Norway are about to dig up a Viking ship

1KArs Technica / 11h
Enlarge / If Scandinavian archaeology needed a logo, this outline would be a good one. (credit: NIKU ) A ground-penetrating radar survey in 2018 found a 20-meter Viking ship buried just beneath the surface of a farmer’s field in Østfold, Norway. At the time, archaeologists decided that the rare find was safest where it was. But recent analysis of a wood sample taken in 2019 reveals that although

Delta Air Lines stands by new partner LATAM, despite bankruptcy

23The Points Guy / 11h
Delta Air Lines is standing by its new partner LATAM Airlines even as South America’s largest carrier begins the process of restructuring through bankruptcy. Atlanta-based Delta has bet the future of its business in South America on LATAM. This includes a $2 billion investment in the Chile-based carrier, and a new partnership designed to improve connections for travelers between the U.S. and Sout

Researchers use biometrics, including data from the Oura Ring, to predict COVID-19 symptoms in advance

100+TechCrunch / 11h
A team of researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI), along with WVU’s Medicine department and staff from Oura Health have developed a platform they say can be used to anticipate the onset of COVID-19 symptoms in otherwise healthy people up to three days in advance. This can help with screening of pre-symptomatic individuals, the researchers sugge

A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

ACLU Clearview Privacy400+NYT > Technology / 11h
The facial recognition start-up violated the privacy of Illinois residents by collecting their images without their consent, the civil liberties group says in a new lawsuit.

I Don’t Know How Much Waiting There’s Left in Me to Do

45Gizmodo / 11h
Have you been laid off or furloughed? Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much … Read more...

'Go Go Bots' is a Facebook Gaming exclusive from Ustwo

Ninja Fortnite Mixer100+Engadget / 11h
Ustwo Studios — a division of the creative company behind Monument Valley and Assemble with Care ­ – has dropped a new title on Facebook Gaming: Go Go Bots . It’s a fast-paced, strategic climbing game set in a glitchy, cyberpunk future — choose from one of five mechanical characters, each with their own special powers, and race against the clock (or your pals) to navigate hazard-strewn obstacle c

Razer's pro Blade 15 Studio Edition now includes a 10th-gen Intel CPU

81Engadget / 11h
It was only about seven months ago that Razer introduced its first workstation laptop, the Blade 15 Studio Edition . Today, the company is refreshing the computer to give it a 10th-generation Intel Core i7-10875H (unfortunately, there's no Ryzen 4800H option ). The 2.3GHz octa-core chip features 16 threads and a max boost clock speed of 5.1GHz. For the Studio Edition’s intended market, that’s som

New 2020 Perks For Chase Sapphire Reserve And Preferred

View from the Wing / 11h
Chase has added more new temporary benefits to the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card products. They’re letting you redeem points at full value towards restaurants, grocery stores, and home improvement stores. Sapphire Reserve travel credits will work at grocery stores and gas stations. And they’re reducing the Sapphire Reserve card’s annual fee temporarily as well. Continue

Thursday's Best Deals: Red Dead Redemption 2, Belmint Water Flosser, Tile Pro, ADATA 1TB External SSD, and More

Amazon One Bezos AirPods64Gizmodo / 11h
A Kenneth Cole home sale , a Tile Pro 2-pack , a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 , a Belmint water flosser , a pack of two-way radios , and a s’mores maker lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Bring Outside Activities Indoors

61Lifehacker / 11h
So far, my son’s summer camp for June has been canceled, and I expect July and August to follow suit eventually. We’ve canceled two long weekend trips. The public pools are closed for the summer, and our backyard is too small and too sloped for anything resembling a decent pool. I will continue to work from home as I… Read more...

Thursday's Best Deals: Red Dead Redemption 2, Belmint Water Flosser, Tile Pro, ADATA 1TB External SSD, and More

64Lifehacker / 11h
A Kenneth Cole home sale , a Tile Pro 2-pack , a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 , a Belmint water flosser , a pack of two-way radios , and a s’mores maker lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more...

Apple is being sued by Pablo Escobar’s brother for $2.6B

Popular Mechanics / 11h
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New Research: Closest Exoplanet to Earth Could Host Life

500+Futurism / 11h
Using state-of-the-art astronomical instruments, an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of Proxima b , an Earth-like planet that’s orbiting the closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri . “Confirming the existence of Proxima b was an important task, and it’s one of the most interesting planets known in the solar neighborhood,” Alejandro Suarez Mascareño, lead au

Where to find above-ground pools and inflatable slides still in stock

Mashable / 11h
If there was ever a year that having your own swimming pool was not a want, but a need, it's 2020. With public pools either closed or too packed to enforce reliable social distancing, the shift in consumer interests from working from home to vacationing from home isn't surprising. Easy-to-set-up above ground pools are already nearly obsolete at the usual go-to stores. Finding an inflatable or met

Yamaha’s Remote Cheerer app lets fans root for their teams at home

100+Engadget / 11h
No one’s going to live sporting events anytime soon. Yamaha hopes it can keep team spirit alive with its new app, though. Remote Cheerer lets fans tap on their devices to support their favorite players -- or boo their challengers. The app is meant to be linked to a stadium’s audio system so that athletes can hear the pre-recorded soundbites as if people were actually in the stands. Yamaha perform

Henry Cavill's Superman May Return to the DC Universe (With or Without Facial Hair)

100+Gizmodo / 11h
The DC expanded universe gang is (kinda sorta) getting back together. Reports surfaced last night that Man of Steel and Justice League star Henry Cavill is in talks to return as Superman. Read more...

The CDC has bad news if a COVID-19 antibody test made you think you had immunity

CDC One Coronavirus45SlashGear / 11h
COVID-19 serologic tests that aim to identify whether people have already come into contact with coronavirus could be giving false hope, the CDC has warned, cautioning that false-positives are likely in many situations. Currently, two types of COVID-19 testing are primarily underway as the extent of the pandemic is measured, focusing either on whether patients are currently infected with the … Co

Cookware startup Caraway raises $5.3M as it eyes new product categories

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Caraway , a direct-to-consumer startup selling ceramic pots and pans, is announcing that it has raised $5.3 million in seed funding. Founder and CEO Jordan Nathan (previously a brand manager at e-commerce holding company Mohawk Group) told me that he became interested in cookware after burning a Teflon pan and learning more about the dangers of Teflon poisoning. In fact, although nonstick materia

Google offers a free Nest Mini to YouTube Premium subscribers

Google Nest Mini YouTube500+Engadget / 11h
Google is bringing back its smart speaker giveaway from last year (via Android Police ). However, this time around, the company's offer is available to a greater number of people, with a simpler sign-up process in place as well. To find out if you're eligible to get for a free Nest Mini , all you have to do is visit this webpage . Cherlynn Low / Engadget The giveaway is open to active individual

Tia Health gets over $24 million to build a network of holistic health clinics and virtual services for women

84TechCrunch / 11h
Tia Health, the developer of a network of digital wellness apps, clinics and telehealth services designed to treat women’s health holistically, has raised $24.275 million in a new round of funding. The company said the financing would support the expansion of its telehealth and clinical services to new markets, although co-founder and chief executive Carolyn Witte would not disclose, where, exact

German federal court squashes consent opt-outs for non-functional cookies

EU O2 Court Three Recovery84TechCrunch / 12h
Yet another stake through the dark-patterned heart of consentless online tracking. Following a key cookie consent ruling by Europe’s top court last year , Germany’s Federal Court (BGH) has today handed down its own ‘Planet49’ decision — overturning an earlier appeal ruling when judges in a district court had allowed a pre-checked box to stand for consent. That clearly now won’t wash even in Germa

This PlayStation Store sale has a bunch of great games under $20

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Netflix, Disney+ or HBO Max? The best streaming service for your watching habits

WarnerMedia HBO Max100+TechCrunch / 12h
Gone are the days of not having enough time to catch up on all of those movies and TV shows you’ve been meaning to get around to. For the foreseeable future, at least, many of us have nowhere to go and nothing but time on our hands. We’ve already offered a few suggestions for ways to spend your newfound downtime, but there’s a more pragmatic question at hand. With this week’s arrival of HBO Max,

Samsung makes it easier to buy Bitcoin on its phones

56Mashable / 12h
Samsung is diving deeper into cryptocurrencies. On Thursday, the smartphone company announced a partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, making it easier for users in the U.S. and Canada to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin on Samsung phones. This is done through Samsung's Blockchain Wallet , which now integrates with the Gemini mobile app, allowing users to buy and sell cryptocurrenci

Deal Alert: YouTube Premium Subscribers Can Get a Nest Mini Speaker for Free

20How-To Geek / 12h
If incessant double pre-roll ads aren’t enough to make you pay for YouTube, maybe some free hardware will be? That’s Google’s latest approach to signing up new users for YouTube Premium. If you start a new subscription between now and June 30th, Google will send you a voucher for a free smart speaker to be redeemed on Google’s online store. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Mac

35How-To Geek / 12h
Your Mac automatically remembers W-Fi networks you’ve connected to in the past. However, the network it automatically connects to might not be the best option. Here’s what to do if you want your Mac to forget a Wi-Fi network. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung's Health App is Now Available on All of Its 2018-2020 Smart TVs

20How-To Geek / 12h
With gyms across the country closed and many states even disallowing outdoor workouts, it’s a hard time to get (or stay) fit. There are plenty of workout-from-home apps out there, but if you have a 2018 or newer Samsung Smart TV, you can now access the company’s Health app directly on your big ol’ living room screen. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Arctic communities are living in a future nobody wants

100+Engadget / 12h
The main stem of the Mackenzie River flows wild and uninterrupted by dams across Canada, as it has since the recession of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Draining the eastern end of the Great Slave Lake , the river meanders for more than 1,600 northwesterly kilometers through gnarled stands of black spruce before fanning out across the treeless arctic tundra, depositing sediment in a delta stretching f

vintagewoc:maya angelou by g. marshall wilson (1957)

Music, Arts & Literature / 12h
vintagewoc : maya angelou by g. marshall wilson (1957)

Shrinking American and Delta outline initial coronavirus staff cut plans

100+The Points Guy / 12h
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are beginning the process of shrinking their workforces as they prepare to be smaller airlines after the coronavirus pandemic. Fort Worth, Texas-based American aims to reduce its management staff by 30% — or by about 5,000 people — said executive vice president for people and communications Elise Eberwein in a memo to staff on Wednesday. There was a similar a

Google has three rules for avoiding scams: How to stay safe

SlashGear / 12h
Unfortunately, one doesn’t have to look far to find internet scam horror stories these days, especially in the age of COVID-19. Internet scams were already prevalent before the pandemic, but now that it’s in full swing, there’s a lot of fear and uncertainty for these scammers to take advantage of. Google and the Cybercrime Support Network are looking to do … Continue reading

How Airports Are Going To Become Very Different

View from the Wing / 12h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

A ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ VR game is coming later this year

Star Wars Galaxy Jedi100+Engadget / 12h
Disney has form when it comes to turning its theme park attractions into movies, but what about a movie that’s become a theme park attraction becoming a VR game? That’s the pitch for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, which was announced by ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios. As the name implies, it’s a spin off from the attraction at Disneyland and Disney World that’s set around the Black Spire Ou

A sign of the times - bringing remote workforces into digital worlds

Zoom TUMA40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Amid the spread of COVID-19 and the mandate for extreme social distancing that has come as a result of the global pandemic, more of the world’s workforce is working remotely than ever before. In the last four years alone, the growth of remote work has increased by roughly 44 percent, meaning that while a large portion of the population is no stranger to collaborating from afar, more than half of

What to Do if Your Old LiveJournal Password Was Leaked

65Lifehacker / 12h
I love getting emails from Firefox Monitor that tell me my email was found in a brand-new data breach. Adding insult to injury is when it’s an email for a service I haven’t used for a decade. And the Triple Crown of this scenario is when that service is Livejournal—you know, that place where everyone blogged before… Read more...

Lego brings out a $380, 3,969-piece Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 kit

400+Ars Technica / 12h
Highly detailed cars have been a feature of Lego's Technic line since it was created in 1977, but they never looked this good back then. [credit: Lego ] Lamborghini chose last year's Frankfurt auto show to debut its Sián FKP 37 hypercar. Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the Sián FKP 37 teaches that old dog a new trick through the addition of a supercapacitor hybrid system, adding an additional

Xbox Series X can improve older titles with HDR and 120FPS support

Microsoft Xbox HDR200+Engadget / 12h
With the Xbox One, Microsoft delivered on its promise to make older games easily accessible on modern hardware. And it looks like the company is continuing that trend with the Xbox Series X . Specifically, you can look forward to automatic HDR upgrades and frame-rate doubling, bringing some titles to 60 FPS and even 120 FPS. Microsoft has hinted at these features previously, but today's blog post

Researchers create a way to place living cells inside the body under surveillance

SlashGear / 12h
Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have learned how to noninvasively track in real-time over many days living cells inside a living organism. The technique they developed uses magnetic core-shell iron nanowire as non-toxic contrast agents that can be implanted in the living cells. They can determine those cells’ locations inside a living organism when scanne

Chase Adds Limited Time Perks To Sapphire Cards

100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Given how much consumer behavior has changed in the past several weeks, many of the credit card benefits that members used to appreciate most aren’t as valuable anymore. Therefore we’re seeing card issuers get creative with perks, so that members have an incentive to keep their cards. Recently Amex revealed a variety of temporary perks they’re adding to cards, including valuable cell phone and st

The new Nissan Z-car was just revealed for the first time

New Nissan Z Frontier78SlashGear / 12h
Nissan has teased its new Z-car, the replacement to the aging 370Z, and it’s shaping up to be something rather lovely indeed. The shadowy reveal comes as the Japanese automaker unveils its big plans for reinvention, trimming the fat from its line-up and focusing on sports cars, EVs, and


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