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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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The first commercial video call took place 50 years ago today

AT&T 5G 28 Today DSS
4KEngadget / 4h
It’s hard to imagine living through the last few months without getting to hang out with our loved ones over video calls. We're into the fourth month of pandemic-driven social distancing and shelter-in-place measures (though some of those are easing), and it's been a long time since many of us have been able to safely hug our family and friends. Zoom , Skype , Houseparty et al have helped us clos

The best true wireless earbuds: these are the top AirPods-alternatives today

4KFuture - All the latest news / 8h
We've picked out the best true wireless earbuds for every situation.

How To Deal With A Ridiculously Loud PlayStation 4

Belkin Thunderbolt
1KLifehacker / 3h
The Last of Us Part 2 might be the loudest PlayStation 4 game ever made. I’m not talking about the sound design, impressive as it is. I’m talking about what the game does to basically any PlayStation 4. Boot up Naughty Dog’s latest masterpiece, and you can barely hear the sound of clickers clicking over the endless… Read more...

A bunch of microSD cards and other storage devices are on sale today

Ars Technica / 8min
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by an Amazon Gold Box sale on storage products from SanDisk and WD. The discounts cover a number of microSD cards, SD cards, flash drives, and portable hard drives, among other devices. The highlights include the 128GB version of SanDisk's microSDXC Card for Nintendo Switch , a speedy and reliable microSD card we recommend in our guid

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

Gizmodo / 9min
Streaming is more important than ever. As huge numbers of people stay home during the global pandemic, many have turned to the plethora of services for a much-needed escape. At the start of each month , most streaming services do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some off, and we’re here to help with your… Read more...

Lexar SL200 1TB portable SSD revealed with USB-C

SlashGear / 10min
There’s a new Lexar external data drive in the world this week called the Lexar SL200. This is an SSD, with SSD-level performance, which means it’ll roll at speed up to 550MB/s read and 400MB/s write. This machine has 256-bit AES encryption and connects with a USB-C port – that’s USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB Type-A. Lexar’s SL200 … Continue reading

Nest makes its Seasonal Savings program free for all thermostat users

Google Store Nest SS
Engadget / 12min
To help customers save energy (and money) this summer, Nest is offering its Seasonal Savings feature for free to its connected thermostat users in the US and most of Canada. The feature makes small tweaks to Nest thermostat settings to help reduce energy consumption. By adjusting temperatures a fraction of a degree each day, the average customer sees a 3 to 5 percent energy savings, Google says .

How to Get Around Google's New Photo Sync Limits on Android

Google Photos WhatsApp
20Lifehacker / 12min
For months we’ve all been stuck at home taking pictures of our cats, dinners and other noteworthy objects, and we’ve apparently been using a lot of bandwidth when backing them all up to Google Photos. As a result, Google announced today that it is limiting what Google Photos will automatically back up on your Android… Read more...

These Android apps only want to steal your Facebook login details

Future - All the latest news / 18min
The cybersecurity firm Evina has discovered that 25 malicious Android apps were being used to steal users' Facebook credentials.

Pokemon GO “balloons” leak may change the game forever

SlashGear / 18min
Niantic’s inadvertently revealed a major Pokemon GO update with Team Rocket in a balloon! A spill of game code for the Pokemon GO iOS version of the game showed a sort of game element that moves around the map. It’s almost as if allowing Pokemon friends to rove around the map was a test run for this very awesome realization … Continue reading

Fauci: Prepare for 100,000 Daily Cases, “Disturbing” Death Toll

500+Futurism / 22min
On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci — the United States’ top doctor and a leader in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic — addressed the Senate to give a dire warning about the ongoing outbreak. As it stands right now, the country is reporting about 40,000 new COVID-19 cases every day. And if the government doesn’t take strong action to reverse the new surge of infections, Fauci warned that that

Best managed WordPress hosting of 2020

500+Future - All the latest news / 25min
Building your own website? Let these WordPress hosting providers do the heavy lifting.

To promote diversity, rewire your broken corporate culture

84TechCrunch / 27min
Travis Montaque Contributor Travis Montaque is CEO of Holler and made Entrepreneur Magazine's 2018 Most Daring Entrepreneur's list for his work in branding consumer conversations. He was also named as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in 2016. We have a problem. In tech, our companies are not diverse. This is something we’ve known for a long time, but in an industry where we’ve innovated and solved some

Ford starts taking Mustang Mach-E orders in the US

2021 Ford Bronco Ranger
20Engadget / 30min
Ford's upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E is one step closer to making its way to consumers. On Tuesday, the automaker said anyone who has already reserved the EV in the US can convert their reservation into an order starting today. In the same post , Ford also confirmed the leaked specs that came out in April . All four versions of the EV will feature improved power and torque than initially expected.

10 Reasons To Open A Bask Savings Account

50One Mile at a Time / 33min
Bask Bank was introduced earlier this year , and it’s what I use as my primary savings account. Rather than earning interest, you can earn valuable American Airlines AAdvantage® miles at a compelling rate. While many people may not be traveling right now, there are lots of reasons to start earning AAdvantage® miles, and in particular to do so with a Bask Savings Account. If you haven’t signed up

There’s not one reason California’s covid-19 cases are soaring—there are many

40MIT Technology Review / 36min
It’s troubling, though not surprising, to see covid-19 cases spiking across the American South and Southwest, where public officials delayed lockdowns, rushed to reopen businesses, or refused to require people to wear masks. But what’s the matter with California? The nation’s most populous state was the first to enact statewide shelter-in-place rules, took decisive steps to build up the recommend

Nintendo president apologizes for your most pressing Switch issue

Nintendo Joy-Con Switch
SlashGear / 38min
By this point, the issues with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have been well documented. The Joy-Cons, while perhaps more functional than a standard gamepad, are also more a fair bit more fragile. Ever since the Switch launched, players have been reporting issues with the thumbsticks on their Joy-Cons drifting – that is, registering input when players aren’t making any. It’s been … Continue reading

China moves forward with COVID-19 vaccine, approving it for use in military

59Ars Technica / 42min
Enlarge / Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the progress on a COVID-19 vaccine during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing on March 2, 2020. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency ) China has approved an experimental COVID-19 vaccine for use in its military after early clinical trial data suggested it was safe and spurred immune responses—but before larger trials

Facebook Is Pivoting Away From ‘Engaging’ Content In the News Feed

Facebook News Feed
Gizmodo / 45min
It seems like Facebook is really trying (for real this time, guys!) to get a handle on its fake news problem. Today the company announced a major change to the way it prioritizes news articles in your feed . Instead of prioritizing news content that has the most engagement , the social media giant will now show users… Read more...

Air Canada Tells U.S. Department Of Transportation To Bugger Off Over Refunds

View from the Wing / 45min
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 ...

Cheers: Delta resumes limited alcohol service with beer and wine

The Points Guy / 46min
Each of the major U.S. carriers is taking a different approach to reassuring customers that flying is safe . While all airlines are requiring masks , some are taking it a step further. These safety measures include capping capacity, modifying boarding procedures and reducing onboard service touchpoints to minimize interactions. Delta’s safety standards are some of the most robust in the industry.

Learn How to Teach Your Kids Life Skills With This Free Webinar

Lifehacker / 47min
Most parents are probably burnt out right now on reviewing math facts and vocabulary words. I, personally, have been mostly focused on making sure my nine-year-old continues to read consistently and gets outdoors enough; beyond that, fine, play Minecraft. But one way we could be taking advantage of this summer is by… Read more...

'The Mandalorian' is getting multiple books, starting in the fall

20Mashable / 48min
The Mandalorian will apparently be back on Disney+ for Season 2 in October, but there's even more in store for fans of the series in fall 2020 (and beyond). At least six books based on the series are incoming, according to a new announcement on Comics, too, as well as "magazine, novelty, and coloring and activity titles." If you're a Star Wars fan of pretty much any age, there's a g

FCC says Huawei and ZTE are national security threats

FCC Huawei ZTE Security
30Engadget / 48min
The FCC wants to make it patently obvious that Huawei and ZTE are personas non grata in American telecom networks. The regulator has formally labeled Huawei and ZTE as “national security threats,” finally barring carriers from using their Universal Service Fund money to buy or maintain any products from the two Chinese companies. The move is partly symbolic when the US government’s blacklisting m

Health class is outdated, so Lessonbee wants to fix it

100+TechCrunch / 51min
Sex education in the United States is complicated. One example: For decades , the United States invested billions into abstinence-only programs. Eventually, schools rejected government funding for these programs and pushed a more comprehensive and medically accurate agenda. Even with progress, schools across the country continue to reckon with a legacy of inaccuracy. And the government is still f

Plane-maker Airbus to cut 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout

3KBBC News - Technology / 54min
The aerospace firm blames coronavirus for the cuts, warning of 1,700 job losses at its UK plants.

Scientists Are Baffled By a Bizarre Black Hole-Like Object

200+Futurism / 57min
Mass Gap Last week, astrophysicists announced a bizarre, unprecedented celestial object that sits smack in the middle of the theoretical divider separating black holes from neutron stars. The object, too small to be a black hole and too large to be a neutron star according to existing models, has astronomers baffled about where this thing came from, Scientific American reports . But whatever this

Best VPS hosting providers of 2020

300+Future - All the latest news / 1h
All the flexibility of a dedicated server – but without the cost.

Polar’s new fitness smartwatch is geared toward beginners

Polar Unite Fitness
20Engadget / 1h
Polar makes wearables for hardcore athletes, but the company announced today that it’s hoping to bring beginners into the fold, too -- and gyms across the US still closed, now may be an ideal time for a product like the new Polar Unite . The smartwatch guides users who are trying to get back in shape with personalized workouts based on factors like fitness level, sleep quality and recovery time.

NASA sets path for up to six more Artemis moon exploration missions with SLS booster order

88TechCrunch / 1h
NASA has laid the groundwork for an order of up to six additional SLS solid core booster rockets, from supplier Northrop Grumman, the agency announced this week. The six additional boosters would join the existing three that NASA previously locked in for use on Artemis 1, Artemis 2 and Artemis 3, which includes the targeted 2024 mission that will bring the next American man and the first American

Photographer's viral photo strikes a chord with protestors worldwide – Mashable Originals

24Mashable / 1h
Five days after George Floyd's killing, New York-based photographer Mark Clennon went out to take photographs at a peaceful protest in Manhattan. When one of those photos went viral, everything changed. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Mashable Originals , George Floyd Protests , and Mark Clennon

This 108-Piece Tool Set by DEWALT Is Only $70 (50% off)

20Lifehacker / 1h
DEWALT 108-Piece Tool and Socket Set | $70 | Amazon Read more...

Discord now has a $3.5B valuation and $100M for a sales pitch lighter on the gaming

Discord Away Gaming
76TechCrunch / 1h
Discord wants to be more than just a place for gamers, and is now billing itself as the Slack for users’ social lives. The new pitch, and a new funding round of $100 million at a reported valuation of $3.5 billion , will help the company as it looks to erase its legacy as a home for gamers (and a virtual townhall for white nationalists ). Discord shuts down alt-right server and accounts for ToS v

2021 Kia K5 officially arrives with turbo engines and styling upgrade

SlashGear / 1h
Kia officially announced the all-new 2021 K5 is slated to replace the Optima in the midsize sedan segment. The new K5 is touted to be Kia’s most powerful midsize sedan, and it’s arriving with a slew of turbocharged engines. Based on the N3 third-gen platform as the new Hyundai Sonata, the K5 inherited some design cues from the gorgeous Kia … Continue reading

My 11 craziest AvGeek experiences

The Points Guy / 1h
My adventures during the past three and a half months haven’t been as exciting as they typically are. There have been great road trips , home rentals and lots of new outdoor activities . I’m grateful to be traveling again, even if it looks different that past years . But I miss flying . And I’ve used my newfound time at home to reflect on some of the amazing aviation activities I’ve been privileg

US challenger bank Chime launches Credit Builder, a credit card that works more like debit

100+TechCrunch / 1h
U.S. challenger bank Chime, now valued at $5.8 billion , is entering the credit card market with today’s launch of a new card designed to help consumers build their credit history by way of everyday transactions. With the Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card , users can control how much they want to spend by transferring funds to a “Spending Account” and can then charge up to this amount whereve

ISPs will reinstate data caps in the US, despite continued lockdown

Future - All the latest news / 1h
The FCC's Keep Americans Connected Pledge is set to expire and ISPs are planning to once again impose data caps on their users.

YouTube TV hikes price to $64.99 per month following new channel additions

YouTube Monthly Price
95TechCrunch / 1h
YouTube TV is getting another price hike, making its live TV streaming service less competitive with the cable TV services it aims to replace. The company announced today its service would now cost $64.99 per month, starting today, June 30, for new members. The change will also be reflected on the next billing cycle for current members after June 30. The bump in pricing is now one of several pric

YouTube TV costs $65 a month after yet another price increase

YouTube Monthly Price
200+Engadget / 1h
A little over three years after its launch , the cost of a base YouTube TV subscription has almost doubled. Starting today, new members will pay $65/month. The change will affect current users as of their next billing cycle (on or after July 30th). YouTube last jacked up the price in April 2019 to $50, so the monthly cost has increased by $15 this time around. “We don’t take these decisions light

Facebook Built a VR Headset the Size of a Pair of Large Sunglasses

200+Futurism / 1h
VR 2.0 A team researchers at Facebook have created a virtual reality headset that’s not much larger than a chunky pair of sunglasses, Ars Technica reports . The futuristic shades use a specially designed holographic film to miniaturize the lens. Conventional VR displays tend to be bulky, as the refractive lenses inside of them need a couple inches to focus the display for its wearer’s eyes. The r

Daily Crunch: Lululemon is acquiring Mirror

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Lululemon is paying $500 million to acquire a home fitness startup, India bans TikTok and Amazon Prime Video is the latest streaming service to add a co-viewing experience. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 30, 2020. 1. Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even when g

Microsoft is offering low-cost certifications to job seekers

98Engadget / 1h
Microsoft believes that one of the best ways to help the economy rebound and reduce the staggering rate of unemployment is to help workers learn new digital skills. Today, it announced an initiative designed to train 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The initiative will blend new and existing resources from LinkedIn, GitHub and Microsoft, and it will provide low-cost Microsoft C

Here's What Pediatricians Recommend for School This Fall

40Lifehacker / 1h
Parents everywhere are holding their breath this summer, waiting to see what school in the fall might look like. Sending kids into school every day seems so risky for everyone involved; and yet, the thought of more weeks or months of remote learning is also emotionally daunting. The American Academy of Pediatrics … Read more...

Browse Faster With Chrome's Hidden Android Tab Strip

20Lifehacker / 1h
I’m a tab junkie, but what keeps my Android version of Chrome neat and clean is the fact that switching between different websites I’ve opened up is an annoying, ugly affair. Instead of a lovely-looking tab, you must click on an ugly box that then dumps out all of your open pages like a staggered stack of cards in… Read more...

Shareable electric scooters will be trialed in the UK from July 4th

38Engadget / 1h
It's taken a while, but the UK is ready to embrace shareable electric scooter schemes. In a press release , the Department for Transport announced that select trials will be allowed from July 4th. For now, it's unclear which companies and regions will be offering such services. The government confirmed, however, that the first pilots will likely start next week and run for 12 months. "The option

Google Buys North Smart Glasses and North Then Kills Its Smart Glasses

Google North Focals
Gizmodo / 1h
Last Friday, it was reported that Canadian smart glasses startup North was on the verge of being snapped up by Alphabet , Google’s parent company. Today, it’s official. Read more...

Ghost of Tsushima release date, trailers and pre-orders

500+Future - All the latest news / 1h
SuckerPunch's Ghost of Tsushima is just weeks away from its July 17 release date.

Amazon Prime Video launches watch parties with up to 100 participants

Amazon Prime Video
200+Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Streaming Services , Amazon Prime Video , Watch Party , Social Distancing , and Entertainment

Decrypted: Police leaks, iOS 14 kills ad-tracking, anti-encryption bill

100+TechCrunch / 2h
What would the world look like if encryption were outlawed? If three Republican senators get their way, it might just happen. Under the guise of national security, the Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through a draft bill that would end “warrant-proof” encryption — that is strong, near-impossible to break encryption that lets only the device owner unlock their data and nobody else. Silicon Valle

Best dash cam 2020: 9 great car-ready cameras for peace of mind

1KFuture - All the latest news / 2h
Looking for peace of mind on your daily drive? Grab one of these best dash cams of 2020.

Beyond covid-19 lies a new normal—and new opportunities

48MIT Technology Review / 2h
The covid-19 pandemic has unleashed changes that seemed unthinkable just a few months ago. In February, it seemed unthinkable the entire white-collar workforce of many countries would soon be working solely from home. It seemed unthinkable air travel would plummet by 96%, or millions of migrant workers in India would be forced to undertake a herculean exodus, walking thousands of miles to their h

FCC formally declares Huawei, ZTE ‘national security threats’

FCC Huawei ZTE Security
100+TechCrunch / 2h
The Federal Communication Commission has declared Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE “national security threats,” a move that will formally ban U.S. telecom companies from using federal funds to buy and install Huawei and ZTE equipment. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that the “weight of evidence” supported the decision. Federal agencies and lawmakers have long claimed that because the tech giants

Emirates to bring back on-the-ground premium experience as of July 1

The Points Guy / 2h
Emirates announced on Tuesday that as of July 1, it will be reinstating its full premium on-the-ground experience for first- and business-class passengers. Though, as with most things regarding travel and coronavirus , there will be some modifications. For more news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter . At the airport, the airline’s signature Chauffeur Drive Service will be rein

Reddit's Steve Huffman on Banning ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

1KNYT > Technology / 2h
Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.

Niantic and Punchdrunk will bring immersive theater experiences to AR

Niantic Punchdrunk
32Engadget / 2h
Niantic makes augmented reality games like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite . These games allow players to venture around the real world and interact with superimposed characters and items. The company is now teaming up with theater group Punchdrunk to bring its technology to the stage. By adding AR to immersive drama, the two hope to create a new type of narrative experience. Punchdrun

Maxed out on game space? Get more storage with this big sale.

32Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Right now, save up to 40% off a variety of external hard drives, memory cards, and flash drives at Amazon as of June 30. That includes extra storage options compatible with Nintendo Switch or your PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . It's easy for a lot of gamers to feel a bit overwhelmed by the continuous flood of gaming deals available every week. From PlayStation's Mid-Year Deals to weekly Xbox

This $79 Pot and Pan Combo by Calphalon Stacks Nice and Neat

Lifehacker / 2h
Calphalon Space Saving Cookware Set | $79 | MorningSave Read more...

COVID-19 spread 4X faster in one Amazon warehouse than local area

100Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / An Amazon worker in a fulfillment center in the Orlando area, April 2019. (credit: Paul Hennessy | NurPhoto | Getty Images ) After eliminating temporary "hazard" pay raises, Amazon is saying "thank you" to its hourly workers with a one-time bonus of $500, while at least one Amazon warehouse has been found to have a COVID-19 rate four times higher than the general population nearby. Amaz

Not Now, Ominous New Swine Flu Strains

63Gizmodo / 2h
Researchers in China are sounding the alarm over strains of the influenza virus that have become common among some farm pigs—strains that have the potential to erupt into an easily transmissible pandemic in people, they warn. But while the threat is serious and worth keeping an eye on, it’s not an urgent risk of doom. Read more...

Qatar Airways Launching Flights To Toronto

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
You wouldn’t expect airlines to be adding routes to new destinations right now, but that’s exactly what Qatar Airways is doing. Qatar Airways launching flights to Toronto Qatar Airways has today announced that it will begin operating 3x weekly flights between Doha and Toronto as of July 4, 2020. That’s right, the airline is launching these flights with just a few days notice. As of the time of th

toonarmyist: Florence Ballard X

Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
toonarmyist : Florence Ballard X

Apple Silicon benchmarks leak – and it’s bad news for Microsoft and Qualcomm

Apple Rosetta Mac ARM
Future - All the latest news / 2h
Apple's A12Z-powered Developer Transition Kit makes its first appearance on Geekbench

Electric scooters will be available to hire in the UK next week – under these rules

Future - All the latest news / 2h
Electric scooter hire schemes are expected to launch next week, but privately owned scooters are still illegal.

How to Always Know Which Side the Gas Tank is On

97Lifehacker / 2h
A recent Twitter viral video introduced us to an unfortunate motorist who was unable to figure out how to properly line up her gas tank with the pump, to the amusement of a couple of onlookers in the parking lot nearby. Read more...

Parrot slams DJI drone data security during Anafi USA launch

Future - All the latest news / 2h
French drone maker Parrot raised big questions about DJI's data security during the launch of its new Anafi USA drone.

GTA 6 news and rumors: when will Grand Theft Auto 6 be announced?

3KFuture - All the latest news / 2h
Excitement is mounting for GTA 6. But when will Rockstar Games reveal this highly-anticipated new game?

Panasonic TV 2020: every new OLED and LCD television this year

59Future - All the latest news / 2h
We take a look at what Panasonic has in store for the new decade, starting with the HZ2000 OLED TV.

Amazon Prime Adds Watch Party for Co-Viewing With Up to 100 Friends

Amazon Watch Party
Gizmodo / 2h
Amazon’s streaming service is introducing a co-viewing option to stream movies and TV shows with up to 100 other Prime Video account holders, a nifty feature that’s already officially available on platforms like Hulu and HBO . Read more...

Motorola Edge unlocked revealed (off Verizon) for $300 less

SlashGear / 2h
There’s a new Motorola Edge device out there in the world with 5G connectivity options and a $700 price tag. This is different from the $1k Motorola Edge+ with Verizon. The new version is “universally unlocked” and will be available for sale from Motorola itself inside the United States – not with a carrier. The devices look very, VERY similar. … Continue reading

According to New Equations, a Mars Colony Would Need This Many People

200+Futurism / 2h
Minimum Occupancy A French computer scientist developed a complex series of equations to predict the smallest number of Mars settlers needed to establish a successful, self-sustainable community on the Red Planet . The number he arrived at — just 110 intrepid explorers, who could all fit in a pair of SpaceX Starships, if they can actually carry 100 passengers each — seems shockingly low consideri

Peer Into the Cosmos With a Beginner Telescope Kit for $73, Today Only

Gizmodo / 2h
Save up to 20% on Telescopes and Binoculars | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Summit raises $2.2B across two megafunds, and pulls in ex-CEO of SoulCycle as newest investor

Summit Partners Europe
84TechCrunch / 2h
While there has been a wealth of bad news the past few months in the venture capital world as firms take account of the changing macroeconomic conditions in the wake of COVID-19, that hasn’t stopped some top investment firms from continuing to raise huge piles of capital and getting bolder in their investment theses. Case in point: Summit Partners , a venerable investor at the growth stage for st

Whale Sharks Have Eyeballs Covered in Tiny Teeth

Japan Kamen Rider Nerdist
44Gizmodo / 2h
Marine biologists from Japan say whale sharks have eyeballs coated in tiny teeth, in a discovery unique to this hulking but gentle aquatic species. Read more...

Mercury and algal blooms poisoned Maya reservoirs at Tikal

72Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / UC graduate student Brian Lane climbs out of the Perdido Reservoir. (credit: Photo/Nicholas Dunning) For centuries, Tikal was a bustling Maya city in what is now northern Guatemala. But by the late 800s CE, its plazas and temples stood silent, surrounded by mostly abandoned farms. A recent study suggests a possible explanation for its decline: mercury and toxic algal blooms poisoned the

Marriott Extends Cheapest-Ever Points Purchase Offer Through July 15

View from the Wing / 2h
Marriott is offering points with the biggest bonus we've seen - you are effectively prepaying for stays at a discount. A 60% bonus on purchased points, that began May 18, was set to end June 30. This has been extended to run through July 15. The best previous deal I'm aware of was a 50% bonus, though of course Marriott points aren't worth as much as they used to be either. They're willing to sell

These are the long-haul international routes AA, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in July

40The Points Guy / 2h
Long-haul international routes continue to creep back onto the maps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines in July even as U.S. coronavirus cases surge anew. As of the end of June, the carriers plan to fly more than 60 long-haul routes. This is an increase from the roughly 40 routes flown in June and a dramatic turnaround from the 14 flown in April . Notably,

Tune-up your pitch tomorrow at Pitchers & Pitches

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Ready to breathe some life into your 60-second pitch? Turn your internet dial to our next Pitchers & Pitches webinar tomorrow, July 1 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. It’s free for everyone, and all you need to do is register right here . Tune in as five early-stage startup founders (all of whom you’ll find exhibiting in Digital Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020 ) step to the mound to bring the heat. Tr

Shape Your Breakfast Sausage to Fit Your Bread

45Lifehacker / 2h
If you’re making a McMuffin-type breakfast sandwich, a circular sausage patty makes sense. But say you want your breakfast sandwich on toast—what then? A sausage circle leaves the corners un-sausaged, and I don’t think anyone here wants to start their day with un-sausaged corners. (Plus, some of those pre-shaped… Read more...

Get All Your Free Tax Filing Options Right Here

81Lifehacker / 2h
With the delayed tax filing deadline coming at us fast—it’s July 15, don’t forget !—we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that TurboTax, the digital tax prep software that pitches itself as a free-and-easy way to do your taxes, is in fact not so free or easy. Actually, it sucks—enough that it inspired… Read more...

India Finally Popped the Ban on TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps

India TikTok Chinese
35Gizmodo / 2h
This is the story of a microvlogging app that nobody had heard of two years ago, and how it lured the world’s teens with karaoke, gobbled up their data, ballooned to monstrous proportions, and, finally, became a geopolitical bargaining chip in an escalating feud between the world’s two most-populous countries. The… Read more...

This unsung technology stopped the business world from crumbling under the pandemic

Future - All the latest news / 2h
Ability to formalize agreements from afar proved crucial to business continuity during lockdown.

Nintendo makes vague apology for Joy-Con drift issues

Nintendo Joy-Con Switch
76Engadget / 2h
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa apologized for problems with the Switch’s Joy-Cons during a recent Q&A . Furukawa acknowledged a class-action lawsuit filed in the US over Joy-Con issues , which complainants say causes the controller’s analog sticks to register non-existent input and cause “drifting.” “We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers regarding Joy-Con,” Furukawa sai

How holographic tech is shrinking VR displays to the size of sunglasses

Facebook News Feed
52Ars Technica / 2h
A model shows off a prototype form factor for a holographic VR display. [credit: Facebook Research ] For all the advancements in virtual reality technology in recent years, one major factor still holding the space back is the size and relative discomfort of current headset design. Even the most compact and comfortable VR headsets today still resemble something like a cross between ski goggles and

Future Apple Watches Could Scan Your Veins to Detect Gestures

25Gizmodo / 2h
While accelerometers and gyroscopes are generally how smartwatches detect hand movements, a newly-released patent hints that Apple may be considering scanning veins in your wrist via the Apple Watch to detect non-touch gestures in the future. Read more...

Samsung 870 QVO SSDs pump up capacity to a whopping 8TB

Samsung 870 QVO SSD
SlashGear / 2h
Samsung today announced a new lineup of 2.5-inch quad-level cell SSDs that will all be part of the 870 QVO series. Storage options for these drives start out in familiar territory with 1TB, 2TB, and even 4TB models, but for the 870 QVO, Samsung is rolling out the big guns, announcing that the series will be home to an 8TB … Continue reading

E-scooter firms get the green light to start trials of up to one year on UK streets

100+TechCrunch / 2h
In light of COVID-19 and social distancing regulations, the UK has been working on making it easier for people to get from point A to B in cities without resorting to buses and trains or bringing more cars to congested roads, and today that strategy took an interesting leap forward. The country’s Department for Transportation today announced that it would start allowing e-scooters, by way of e-sc

Huawei: Ministers signal switch in policy over 5G policy

FCC Huawei ZTE Security
200+BBC News - Technology / 3h
Digital secretary says US sanctions are "likely to have an impact on the viability" of using firm's kit.

Detroit police chief cops to 96-percent facial recognition error rate

300+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / CCTV security guard in the mall building. Detroit's police chief admitted on Monday that facial recognition technology used by the department misidentifies suspects about 96 percent of the time. It's an eye-opening admission given that the Detroit Police Department is facing criticism for arresting a man based on a bogus match from facial recognition software. Last week, the ACLU filed

Pandemic reveals opportunities for 5G connectivity

68MIT Technology Review / 3h
5G cellular technology, which has been promised to provide a connective fabric that will cover the globe in a seamless digital experience, is starting to take shape. But the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 that has forced hundreds of millions of people to work and socialize remotely has made it clear that the connective fabric is still missing a few stitches. This article was produced by Insights, t

Extremely Dubious Scientist Believes There’s Mushrooms and Lichen on Mars

100+Futurism / 3h
Researchers have yet to find any evidence of life on any other planet, including Mars. But that hasn’t stopped some rogue scientists from making outlandish claims and self-publishing “evidence” of the existence of a microbiological presence on the Red Planet, as CNET’s Jackson Ryan reports in an outstanding feature . Self-described neurobiologist Rhawn Gabriel Joseph — a man referred to by Ryan a

Microsoft to distribute $20M in grants to nonprofits, offers free skills training via LinkedIn

200+TechCrunch / 3h
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an almost immeasurable negative impact on the wider economy. Specifically in the job market, there have been millions of job losses, and in the U.S. alone unemployment numbers like these have not been seen since the Great Depression . Now, tech companies are slowly stepping up to try to address the crisis, and the latest development on that front comes from Microsoft

Eddie Bauer's 4th of July sale is live and almost everything is half off

44Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The sporting goods stalwart Eddie Bauer is currently running a huge Fourth of July sale with 50% off almost everything on its site. New research from The NPD Group (a New York-based market research firm) indicates that everyone and their mother quarantine buddy is planning on going camping this summer. Ever since April, when parks began to reopen amid easing restrictions, retail sales have

American Airlines Will No Longer Expire Miles For Members Under 21

View from the Wing / 3h
Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United Airlines no longer expire frequent flyer miles. American Airlines expires miles after 18 months of account inactivity. Alaska Airlines expires miles after 24 months of inactivity. Starting July 1, American AAdvantage will no longer expire miles for accountholders who are less than 21 years old. Continue reading ...

What You Get with a World-Class Phone That Can't Access Google

FCC Huawei ZTE Security
Gizmodo / 3h
It’s a weird situation when the second largest smartphone maker in the world is treated as persona non grata , but that’s precisely what Huawei is facing when it comes to selling gadgets in the U.S. And based on the current political climate, there’s very little chance that will change between now and November.… Read more...

Flagship phones are overrated - these mid-range phone deals are far better value

Future - All the latest news / 3h
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, iPhone SE, Google Pixel 4 deals all come at a far lower price tag than today's flagships.

R&D tax credits are due July 15th. wants to help startups apply, and raised $3M to do it

100+TechCrunch / 3h
All founders love “free” money, but with the global pandemic going on, the necessity of free money has taken on a whole new meaning this year. First, there was the scramble to secure PPP loans a few weeks back for U.S.-based startups, and then the second wave of PPP loans when Congress offered a second tranche of funding . Two weeks ago, I covered a company called MainStreet, which is helping sta

Google Sheets will soon be able to autocomplete data for you

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Google today announced a couple of updates to Google Sheets that will make building spreadsheets and analyzing data in them a little bit easier. The most interesting feature here, surely, is the upcoming launch of Smart Fill. You can think of it as Smart Compose, the feature that automatically tries to finish your sentences in Gmail, but for spreadsheets. The idea here is that Smart Fill, which w

The best weather apps for Android

54Engadget / 3h
When Dark Sky announced it had been sold to Apple earlier this year , a million Android users cried out in... dismay, because their beloved weather app would soon become iOS-only. The Dark Sky app was pulled from Google Play immediately and the website shut down soon after. Tomorrow, installed Android versions will (reportedly) stop working. A bunch of you probably put off looking for a replaceme

Life found a way with Google’s ‘Jurassic World’ AR models

Google AR Dinosaurs
49Engadget / 3h
Who wouldn’t want a dinosaur in their living room? If you search for one of ten species on Google, you can tap “View in 3D” on your mobile device to open up an augmented reality version of the beasts and have them superimposed -- at scale -- in your surroundings. Google partnered with the companies and studios behind Jurassic World to create this new feature. The models are pretty detailed, too -

You can use Nearby Sharing (beta) on Android now

SlashGear / 3h
If you’re using the right phone with the right software update, you can use Nearby Sharing right this minute. This is a software feature that makes sharing files from device to device super simple and relatively fast. It’s like what Bluetooth connectivity was originally meant to be… but better. Per a statement sent to Android Police, Google suggests: “We’re currently … Continue reading

2021 Bentley Bentayga revealed to raise the luxury SUV stakes

SlashGear / 3h
The Bentley that arguably started the uber-luxury SUV trend is back with an upgrade, with the new 2021 Bentayga promising more style, more tech, and more cabin comforts. It’s been five years since the original Bentayga launched, and since then we’ve seen Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and others try their hand at the luxe-truck segment. Now, Bentley is back to raise the … Continue reading

Mark Hamill Discusses Luke Skywalker's Political Naivety in Star Wars' Deleted Scenes

100+Gizmodo / 3h
The Tosche station deleted scene from Star Wars: A New Hope paints a fascinating picture of early plans to flesh out the galaxy far, far away , even if, in hindsight, it was probably for the best that it remained on the cutting room floor. But as Mark Hamill recently reflected, one sad reason it remains mostly hidden… Read more...

Hear Charles Hudson explain how to sell an idea (without a product) at Early Stage

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Startups often dance between selling dreams and building products, and we’ve enlisted the help of noted investor Charles Hudson to help founders sell an idea before they’ve built a product. Hudson is speaking at TechCrunch’s inaugural, virtual event TechCrunch Early Stage . The two-day event runs July 21 and 22 and will feature sessions targeting all aspects of building a startup. Hudson has seen

Is Plant 'Intelligence' Just a Human Fantasy?

60Gizmodo / 3h
Although plants make up over 80% of the biomass on Earth, for centuries they have been thought of as inanimate and passive things . Researchers even coined the term “ plant blindness ” to refer to a cognitive bias that literally makes our brains zone out plants in our view and underestimate their importance. Read more...

Société Générale is acquiring freelancer challenger bank Shine

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Société Générale is acquiring French startup Shine . Terms of the deal are undisclosed. According to a source, Shine is getting acquired for around €100 million in an all-cash deal (around $112.6 million). The startup had previously raised €10.8 million ($12.2 million) in total from Daphni, Kima Ventures, XAnge and various business angels. If you’re not familiar with Shine, the startup has been b

How HP inkjet printers have helped this company massively scale their production

Future - All the latest news / 3h
ProCo and HP work together to maximise efficiency and productivity

The Future Earth Challenges Us to Break Our Cycle of Doom

62Gizmodo / 3h
In an era of the climate crisis, it’s easy to imagine things getting worse because that’s all we know. Read more...

Here Are Our Favorite Picks From The Ella Paradis 55% Off Sale

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Lelo Sona 2 Cruise | $104 | Ella Paradis | Promo code WORK Satisfyer Pro 2 | $52 | Ella Paradis | Promo code WORK Wand-er Woman | $48 | Ella Paradis | Promo code WORK Read more...

NatGeo expedition hunts for 1924 climber’s body in Lost on Everest documentary

88Ars Technica / 3h
Base camp of the National Geographic crew, illuminated below Everest. [credit: Renan Ozturk/National Geographic ] Edmund Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay made climbing history when they became the first men to successfully summit Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. But there's a chance that someone may have beaten them to the summit back in 1924: a British mountaineer named George Leigh M

A Giant Star Appears to Have Winked Out of Existence

100+Futurism / 3h
Misplaced A gigantic, particularly-bright star just disappeared without a trace. It’s an unusual case: The giant star in the nearby Kinman dwarf galaxy, which was 2.5 times brighter than our Sun, had been observed during a decade’s worth of observations, Gizmodo reports . But when astronomers went to check up on it in 2019, the star had vanished. Irish Goodbye Thankfully, the Trinity College Dubl

Google has acquired North, the maker of Focals smart glasses

Google North Focals
92Engadget / 3h
After a weekend of rumors, Google confirmed on Tuesday that it’s the new owner of North. Before today, the Canadian startup was best known for its Focals smart glasses . The wearable integrated a holographic display inside a pair of fashion-forward glasses. Google didn’t disclose the terms of the deal. However, the company says the North team will join its office in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. “N

Wyndham cuts elite-qualifying requirements, launches new promotion for 2,000 points per stay

The Points Guy / 3h
The Wyndham Rewards program announced a temporary change to its elite status program and a new summer promotion on June 30. On the elite status side, the hotel group is cutting elite-qualifying requirements by 40% for the rest of the year, while the new promo will allow you to earn bonus points on upcoming stays. This announcement comes after the hotel group announced that it would extend all exi

Google acquires smart glasses company North, whose Focals 2.0 won’t ship

Google North Focals
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Google confirmed today via blog post that it has acquired Canadian smart glasses company North, which began life as human interface hardware startup Thalmic Labs in 2012. The company didn’t reveal any details about the acquisition, which was first reported to be happening by The Globe and Mail , last week. The blog post is authored by Google’s SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh, which cites

RIOS comes out of stealth to announce $5M in funding for ‘industry-agnostic’ robotics

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Bay Area-based robotics startup RIOS is coming out of stealth today to announce $5 million in funding. The round is being led by Valley Capital Partners and Morpheus Ventures, with participation from a long list of investors, including Grit Ventures, Motus Ventures, MicroVentures, Alumni Ventures Group, Fuji Corporation and NGK Spark Plug Co. The move comes during a time of increased interest in

How to Safely Hang Dumbbells From a Barbell

40Lifehacker / 3h
If you have a barbell but not quite enough plates, you’ve probably spent this quarantine hanging things off it in extremely sketchy ways. On social media I’ve seen people put weights in tote bags, hang water bottles off their barbell, and more. A lot of these DIY solutions are injuries waiting to happen , but recently… Read more...

Google stops storing photos from WhatsApp and Instagram

Google Photos WhatsApp
100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The Google Photos app will no longer automatically store images and videos from social media apps.

Best PlayStation VR games 2020: the PSVR games you need to play

100+Future - All the latest news / 3h
Looking for the best PlayStation Vr games right now? Here's our pick of the most essential PSVR titles.

Smaller, lighter, faster: how laptop power has gone hand in hand with incredible design

100+Future - All the latest news / 3h
From the MacBook Air to Project Athena, laptops have seen some incredible innovations.

The OnePlus Nord Could Be OnePlus' Big Return to Affordability

OnePlus Nord India
Gizmodo / 3h
When the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched earlier this year at $700 and $900, it sort of felt like OnePlus had given up on making speedy and relatively inexpensive phones in order to cater to mainstream buyers. But with the new OnePlus Nord, it appears OnePlus is looking to return to its roots by making a truly… Read more...

Discord is rebranding to shift away from gaming

Discord Away Gaming
300+Engadget / 3h
It doesn't have a new name, but Discord is effectively rebranding away from being an app dedicated to helping gamers communicate with one another during a tense online match. In a blog post published on Tuesday , the company announced it's changing its focus to make its software into a place where anyone can find a community, create their own chat sever and talk to their friends, whether they're

How to Find Your Library Folder on a Mac

Apple Rosetta Mac Intel
How-To Geek / 3h
When fixing problems on a Mac, sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and directly modify system settings files in your Library folder. Apple hides the Library folder by default, so it can be tough to locate. Here’s how to find it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Corsair Drops the Pretense: the iCUE LT100 is a Giant Rainbow LED Lamp

How-To Geek / 3h
For the last decade we’ve seen PC gaming hardware stick LEDs into every conceivable gadget. Computers, mice, keyboards. Monitors, speakers, chairs, headsets. Mouse pads. Freaking coasters. At long last, Corsair has given up the idea that RGB lighting has anything to do with the hardware itself, and is now just straight-up selling giant rainbow lamps. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Watch Party Lets 100 Prime Subscribers Enjoy Movies Together

20How-To Geek / 3h
After testing Watch Parties for Twitch, Amazon is rolling out a Prime Video Watch Parties feature for all U.S. subscribers. With Watch Parties, up to 100 Prime subscribers can join a group chat and watch a show or movie together. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Added a Smart Home Summit to Its Calendar

How-To Geek / 3h
Google had to cancel its annual I/O developer event due to the global pandemic, but it still has plenty to announce. With that in mind, the company just announced the “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit. It will take place online on July 8th, 2020, starting at 1 PM Eastern. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Declutter More Effectively by Asking "How Much Is Enough?"

How-To Geek / 3h
If you ask “Is this still good?” when you’re decluttering, you’re asking the wrong question. You should be asking “How much is enough?”—here’s why. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Official: European Union Lifting Travel Restrictions, Americans Not Welcome

200+One Mile at a Time / 3h
The European Union has today officially revealed plans to open external borders as of tomorrow, which is the start of gradually lifting travel restrictions. The catch is that the EU is being very restrictive with who they’re letting in, and that means Americans will be banned for quite some time (as we were expecting). Who is allowed into the European Union? The European Council has today adopted

Ranking the Shark Smarts of Horror’s Most Pernicious Predators

29Gizmodo / 4h
Sharks have been terrorizing big screen beaches for decades—way more than they do in real life , actually. But in Hollywood, you have to be more than just a regular old shark to get a fin up on the humans. Sometimes, being a movie shark means you’re a smarter predator. Other times, it leads you to make very bad shark … Read more...

North bought by Google: Shuts down Focals 1.0 and 2.0 smart glasses

Google North Focals
SlashGear / 4h
Smart glasses-maker North has confirmed it is being acquired by Google, and it’s bad news for anybody looking forward to the company’s second-generation Focals 2.0 – or who currently uses the Focals 1.0. The deal – chatter of which leaked recently – will see North’s team join Google’s work on its hardware and “ambient computing” platforms. North began life as … Continue reading

Human Interface: What (almost) every button in an F-15C fighter’s cockpit does

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Video directed by Morgan Crossley, edited by Ron Douglas and Brady Jackson. Motion graphics by Brady Jackson and Dylan Blau. Click here for transcript . Welcome to the pilot episode of "Human Interface," a new series we're kicking off wherein we take you up close and personal with complex systems and have an expert explain what all the buttons and switches do. "Pilot episode" is particularly appr

Katherine Langford wields a mighty sword in Netflix's epic 'Cursed' trailer

100+Mashable / 4h
Legacy is a powerful thing. In most versions of the legend of King Arthur, it is the king himself who bears the brunt of legacy and stars in the story. But in Netflix's Cursed , which debuted its trailer on Tuesday, all eyes are on the woman who will become the Lady of the Lake. Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller, Cursed follows Nimue (Katherine Langford), a young woma

Your new smartwatch may pack a camera for video calls and a battery that actually lasts

Future - All the latest news / 4h
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset series brings smartphone features to smartwatches.

Qualcomm launches its new smartwatch chips

Qualcomm Wear 4100
100+TechCrunch / 4h
Qualcomm today announced the launch of its new Snapdragon Wear platforms for wearables, the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ . Based on a 12nm process technology, these new platforms promise to breathe new life into the Android Wear ecosystem. One of the first things users will notice is that, compared to the previous generation of Wear 3100 chips, the 4100+ platform will offer support for a far ri

Take a Virtual Trip to Central Park to Learn About #BirdingWhileBlack

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Though many people were first introduced to Christian Cooper via his now-viral video of a woman calling the police on him while he was birdwatching in Central Park, he has been a fixture of the birding community for years. Not only did that racist confrontation on May 25, 2020 make news, but it has also prompted more… Read more...

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ Promise Big Smartwatch Upgrades

Qualcomm Wear 4100
100+Wired / 4h
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processors should speed up watches running Wear OS, but Google’s wearable platform will need more than that to see any real growth.

Qualcomm's New Wearables Chip Could Finally Improve Wear OS Watches, I Hope

Qualcomm Wear 4100
Gizmodo / 4h
Google may have been one of the first companies to the smartwatch scene, but its Wear OS platform has so far been a journey of unfulfilled potential. For a long time, that was partly because most Wear OS watches were running on outdated hardware : the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. That was supposed to change in… Read more...

Qualcomm's latest smartwatch chips support 16-megapixel cameras

Qualcomm Wear 4100
73Engadget / 4h
It’s been almost two years since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor , and in that time there haven’t been many exciting developments in smartwatches, Google bought Fitbit , though that union is yet to be complete. Companies continued to iterate on their products, like Wear OS , Samsung’s Galaxy Watch series and Fitbit’s Versas , while Apple unveiled the newest version of watchO

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: The first good dual-screen laptop

500+Engadget / 4h
Second-screen laptops are the cool tech gadgets du jour , but so far, we haven’t seen a good reason to pay extra for one, given all the compromises . However, ASUS made a good case when it unveiled the futuristic ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 . As well as a sleek design, it has top-flight specs and a high-resolution second display that tilts up for better cooling and visibility. The Duo 15 looks stunning.

Facebook will prioritize original reporting in its News Feed

Facebook News Feed
76Engadget / 4h
In an effort to prioritize original reporting, Facebook is updating the way it ranks news stories in its News Feed. Beginning today, Facebook will use AI to analyze groups of articles on a given topic and prioritize the ones cited most often as the original source. It will also down-rank articles without bylines. “Most of the news stories people see in News Feed are from sources they or their fri

OnePlus Nord is the name, leaking budget phone is the game

OnePlus Nord India
SlashGear / 4h
OnePlus Nord is the name of the budget-friendly smartphone the brand OnePlus has releasing next. This next-generation smartphone line will start with a single model that’s not quite revealed in full just yet, but should be soon. Today was a big day in the history of the phone line as the OnePlus crew revealed that it was, indeed, called OnePlus … Continue reading

Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impacts

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Consumer spending on mobile apps and app installs grew significantly during the first half of 2020, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from Sensor Tower. In the first half of the year, consumers spent $50.1 billion worldwide across the App Store and Google Play — a figure that’s up 23.4% from the first half of 2019. Previously, revenue had grown 20% between the first half

US government agency warns of fresh Palo Alto VPN security flaw

88TechCrunch / 4h
The U.S. government is warning that foreign nation-state hackers will “likely attempt” to exploit a new “critical”-rated security vulnerability found in a number of widely used Palo Alto Networks’ network appliances, which if exploited could allow an attacker to break into a company’s network with relative ease. That’s the warning from US Cyber Command, a division of the Dept. of Defense and form

The Venture Collective launches with a new bet on pre-seed investing

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Venture capital has a long way to go when it comes to investing in underrepresented founders in a meaningful way. But according to The Venture Collective’s Cat Hernandez, the issue is too complex to solve by just cutting checks and spending time with entrepreneurs. “You have to be maniacally focused on solutions,” Hernandez said. So, Hernandez has teamed up with a number of operators-turned-inves

Where to find badminton, pickleball, and tennis gear on sale

Mashable / 4h
July marks the fourth or fifth month of quarantine and social distancing — depending on when your state started enforcing rules. While some of us were just hitting our strides with indoor hobbies like DIY-ing or baking, it's already time to make the switch to warm weather pastimes. Lots of folks are turning to small group or family-friendly outdoor games to stay busy at home Makeshift courts for

Snapdragon Wear 4100 promises more smartwatch speed and stamina

Qualcomm Wear 4100
SlashGear / 4h
It’s been some time since we’ve seen Qualcomm upgrade its wearable silicon, but today, the company announced that it’s doing just that. Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon Wear 4100 series, which comprises the standard 4100 and the 4100+. Like the 3100 series that came before it, the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ is built using Qualcomm’s “hybrid approach” that pairs a main … Continue reading

The first commercial video call took place 50 years ago today

AT&T 5G 28 Today DSS
200+Engadget / 4h
It’s hard to imagine living through the last few months without getting to hang out with our loved ones over video calls. We're into the fourth month of pandemic-driven social distancing and shelter-in-place measures (though some of those are easing), and it's been a long time since many of us have been able to safely hug our family and friends. Zoom , Skype , Houseparty et al have helped us clos

Fortnite Save the World exits early access with big changes in tow

Fortnite Save the World
SlashGear / 4h
Today is a big day for the Fortnite brand, but for the first time in a long while, we’re actually talking about Save the World and not Battle Royale. Fortnite, as many will remember, got its start with the PvE-focused Save the World and only shot to fame after Epic rolled out its much more popular Battle Royale mode. Still, … Continue reading

New on Netflix in July 2020: every new TV show and movie you can stream

29Future - All the latest news / 4h
What's new on Netflix in July 2020, including The Umbrella Academy season 2 and Frank Miller's Cursed.

How’s this for aerodynamic? The Lucid Air’s drag coefficient is only 0.21

50Ars Technica / 4h
A prototype Lucid Air undergoing a flow visualization test at the Windshear wind tunnel facility in Concord, North Carolina. [credit: Lucid Motors ] A few weeks ago, we took a look at the most aerodynamically efficient vehicles ever made . At the time, the lowest-drag production car for sale in the US was the Porsche Taycan, which cuts through the air with a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.22. But the

CMU researchers develop a an automatic politeness engine for text-based communications

93TechCrunch / 4h
If you’re a typically terse communicator who could probably benefit from a little more civility in your everyday communications, a new Carnegie Mellon University research project could be the answer. A team at CMU created an automated way to improve the politeness of written requests and communications, which could have a number of potential applications – including eventually providing the basis

Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home

100+Mashable / 4h
Read more... More about Youtube , Apps , Fitness , Yoga , and Coronavirus

Get a better night's sleep with these Serta mattresses on sale

24Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of June 30, you can experience cooler sleep and take up to $400 off a Serta mattress at Lowe's. (Click on a mattress to see its home delivery options.) The summer heat has arrived. Yes, the weather — but also the savings. Lowe's is dealing with both by offering a ton of Serta mattresses (plenty of which use cooling technology) for up to $400 off . You'll sleep better not only because of

Cursed on Netflix should fill The Witcher-shaped hole in your life

68Future - All the latest news / 4h
See the new trailer for Netflix's fantasy drama, which comes from comics legend Frank Miller.

Samsung unveils cheapest 8TB SSD, but it uses a controversial technology

20Future - All the latest news / 4h
8TB Samsung 870 QVO set to compete with the cheapest SSDs around on price per terabyte.

'Predictive policing' could amplify today's law enforcement issues

91Engadget / 4h
Law enforcement in America is facing a day of reckoning over its systemic, institutionalized racism and ongoing brutality against the people it was designed to protect. Virtually every aspect of the system is now under scrutiny, from budgeting and staffing levels to the data-driven prevention tools it deploys. A handful of local governments have already placed moratoriums on facial recognition sy

House Democrats' Climate Plan Is Finally Here, Doesn't Totally Suck

36Gizmodo / 4h
Democrats unveiled a 500-page plan to address the climate crisis on Tuesday morning. Its goals include reaching 100% electric vehicles by 2035, net-zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040, and in all sectors by 2050. If implemented, it says it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 37% below 2010… Read more...

Here’s How Many Shipping Containers You Could Fit Inside SpaceX’s Starship

1KFuturism / 4h
A new visualization by Twitter user Neopork shows just how much room there is inside Starship ‘s cargo fairing. According to the graphic, you could fit two entire standard 40-foot shipping containers, and still be able to comfortably stand on top of them. What up space nerds! This is what SpaceX Starship looks like with 2 standard 40 ft. shipping containers AND a 6' person in the cargo fairing fo

Best Xiaomi phones of 2020: these are the top Mi, Redmi, Poco and Black Shark devices

300+Future - All the latest news / 4h
Looking for a phone that offers impressive features at a low price? These are the best handsets from Xiaomi brands.

American Airlines miles will no longer expire for members under 21

28The Points Guy / 4h
American Airlines announced a positive change for its youngest AAdvantage members on Tuesday. Starting July 1, AAdvantage members under age 21 will be exempt from mileage expiration. “This change makes retaining miles easier for members who may have fewer opportunities to earn miles,” the airline told TPG. For more TPG news and deals delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily new

European Union Bans Pakistan International Airlines

500+One Mile at a Time / 4h
This seems appropriate… European Union bans PIA The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating flights to member countries for a period of six months. The ban will kick in as of July 1, and last through December 31, 2020. As a spokesperson for the airline confirms: “EASA has temporarily suspended PIA’s authorization to operate to the EU membe

Fivetran snares $100M Series C on $1.2B valuation for data connectivity solution

Fivetran $100M Series
100+TechCrunch / 4h
A big problem for companies these days is finding ways to connect to various data sources to their data repositories, and Fivetran is a startup with a solution to solve that very problem. No surprise then that even during a pandemic, the company announced today that it has raised $100 million Series C on a $1.2 billion valuation. The company didn’t mess around with top flight firms Andreessen Hor

OnePlus will return to its budget roots with the launch of Nord

OnePlus Nord Phone
77TechCrunch / 4h
Two factors defined OnePlus’s seemingly out-of-nowhere growth in the middle of the last decade: solid specs and a budget price tag. But markets change, and companies must adapt to survive. As someone who’s followed the Chinese smartphone maker since close to the beginning, I can confidently say that it hasn’t wavered from that first part. The second bit, on the other hand, is a bit of a different

Chill out this summer with a fun pool float

24Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of June 30, Amazon has a selection of pool floats on sale starting at $16.99. (But hurry: it's a deal of the day.) Ah, sweet summer time. The global pandemic that we're still very much in the midst of is providing us with the perfect excuse to stay home and lounge by the pool all summer long — whether that's a legit pool or an inflatable kiddie one . The best pool days include a fun dri

How to Set Default File Drag and Drop Behavior on Windows 10

42How-To Geek / 4h
Windows has two default actions when you drag and drop a file or folder into a new destination in File Explorer: copy or move, depending on the target. However, there’s a hidden Registry hack that lets you change the default behavior in Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NexHealth’s founder went from a receptionist at a clinic in the Bronx to $12 million in funding

68TechCrunch / 4h
The summer before Alamin Uddin was set to begin medical school, he worked in a small doctor’s office in the Bronx as a receptionist. There, dealing with the workflow of managing paper and electronic health records, organizing and scheduling patient’s visits and follow ups, he realized that one of the largest obstacles to quality care for many patients remains the lack of integration of medical re

Chase Increases Earnings And Add Benefits To Sapphire Cards For July-September

View from the Wing / 4h
A month ago Chase rolled out new 2020 benefits for the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card products. Now they’re back with even more. Continue reading ...

For SpaceX, Falcon 9 reuse is now essential

500+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / SpaceX added a new core to its fleet with the Demo-2 mission in late May. (credit: NASA) On Tuesday, SpaceX will attempt to launch a 3.7-ton Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite for the US Air Force. This GPS III launch is scheduled to occur on a Falcon 9 rocket between 3:55pm ET and 4:10pm ET (19:56-20:10 UTC) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch marks the

Cloud services and remote healthcare create new exploitable attack surfaces

20Future - All the latest news / 4h
Security teams must now urgently grapple with where healthcare data resides and how to safeguard it as data is transitioning to cloud at an accelerated rate due to Covid-19

Norwegian cancels orders for 97 Boeing aircraft

The Points Guy / 4h
Norwegian Air has cancelled its plans with Boeing to purchase nearly 100 aircraft. The struggling low-cost carrier said on Monday that it’s cancelled its remaining order for 92 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and an additional five 787 Dreamliners. In addition to cancelling its order with Boeing, Norwegian said that it had filed a lawsuit against the aircraft manufacturer in an effort to get money back a

This Mophie external power bank is $30 off on Amazon

36Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Mophie Powerstation XL is a 15,000mAh portable charger, and you can get one for just $29.95 on Amazon as of June 30 (saving you $30 off the usual price). Running out of battery on your smartphone when you're out and about has got to be one of the most frustrating things that can happen to you. Whether it interrupted your favorite Spotify playlist or left you without a navigation system

Facebook says it will prioritize original reporting and ‘transparent authorship’ in the News Feed

Facebook News Feed
200+TechCrunch / 4h
Facebook announced this morning that stories with original reporting will get a boost in the News Feed, while publications that don’t clearly credit their editorial staff will be demoted. The change comes as a number of high-profile companies have said that they will pull their advertising from Facebook as part of the #StopHateforProfit campaign, organized by civil rights groups as a way to press

Join GGV’s Hans Tung and Jeff Richards for a live chat today at 3:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm PDT

100+TechCrunch / 4h
The good ship Extra Crunch Live sails along today, bringing two noted venture capitalists aboard to discuss the world’s investing patterns, their own deals and much more. Extra Crunch members can join the conversation with Hans Tung and Jeff Richards from GGV Capital at 3:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. PDT/7:30 p.m. GMT. We’ll collect audience questions as we go, so buy an Extra Crunch trial now so you c

Amazon Web Services launches a dedicated aerospace and satellite business

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Amazon Web Services ( AWS) is upping its space industry game with a dedicated business unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions (as first reported by the WSJ ) that’s focused on space projects, including from customers like NASA, the U.S. military, and private space players including Lockheed Martin and others. AWS has already served satellite and space industry customers, including with its

Black Innovation Alliance aims to increase Black ownership and shrink the racial wealth gap

85TechCrunch / 4h
Over the years, a number of support organizations geared toward fostering diversity and inclusion in tech have emerged. Black Innovation Alliance , which launches today, aims to serve as a unifying force for the many organizations focused on supporting Black innovators. Meanwhile, The Alliance’s existence signals to white folks that there are other organizations focused on advancing Black people

Lululemon Accessorizes Its Corporate Assets With Digital Fitness Coach Mirror

How-To Geek / 5h
Lululemon Athletica, known for its trendy line of yoga clothing, wants to stretch out its reach into new markets. The company has announced that it’s buying Mirror, a startup that sells a digital screen-mirror-device and accompanying subscription to guide home gym workouts and general fitness. Lululemon is paying $500 million for the new acquisition. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon's one-day SanDisk sale includes $30 off a 1TB portable SSD

98Engadget / 5h
Today only, Amazon is discounting a bunch of SanDisk storage products. The most attractive deal is the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD with 1TB for $136 -- that’s $30 less than the price it normally hovers around. This is an excellent SSD with read speeds up to 550 MB/s and a compact, rugged design. It’s water- and dust-resistant, as well as shock- and vibration-resistant, so it’ll survive being tos

Get a $200 Gift Card When You Buy the Samsung Galaxy A51 on Visible

Lifehacker / 5h
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Contactless and digital payments set to boom after coronavirus

Future - All the latest news / 5h
Demand for digital cards and services looks likely to increase in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

How to Get Your Kids to Read More This Summer

67Lifehacker / 5h
Getting our kids to read consistently can be a challenge. But given how the end of the school year just went down, you may be especially worried that you need to help them step up their reading game, at least so they don’t slip backward in the months leading up to whatever fall will bring. We’ve written quite a bit… Read more...

Polar Just Made Its First Affordable, Stylish Smartwatch

Polar Unite Fitness
Gizmodo / 5h
Polar smartwatches aren’t exactly chic. Like many fitness-first wearable companies, Polar’s strength has always been its in-depth metrics and platform. When it comes to style, Polar usually relies on that plain, sporty aesthetic, as it did with the M400 , M600 , A300 , and the A360 fitness tracker. But today it’s… Read more...

Polar takes on Fitbit with new $150 everyday fitness tracker

Future - All the latest news / 5h
Polar, which usually caters to outdoor enthusiasts, is going mainstream with an everyday activity watch.

Samsung's first 8TB SSD for mainstream PCs is the 870 QVO

Samsung 870 QVO SSD
500+Engadget / 5h
Samsung finally has an 8TB solid-state drive that’s ready for the mainstream. The company has unveiled an 870 QVO range of SSDs that ranges from ‘just’ 1TB through to the flagship 8TB capacity — enough that you may not have to worry about free space for a long time. It’s an SATA drive limited to peak sequential read and write speeds of 560MB/s and 530MB/s respectively, but Samsung is promising a

Parrot ANAFI USA rugged drone packs 32x zoom and thermal camera

50SlashGear / 5h
European drone company Parrot has announced its new ANAFI USA, a drone model designed for industrial use with enterprise-grade data security and a variety of high-end technologies. The ANAFI USA isn’t meant for the average drone enthusiast — it’s a working machine that can be used to monitor wildfires and other natural disasters, to survey land and rural infrastructure, and … Continue reading

Polar Unite smart fitness watch will cost you around $150

Polar Unite Fitness
SlashGear / 5h
The smart fitness watch Polar Unite was revealed today with an essential set of features that allow it to be priced at approximately $150. This same brand has a device called Polar Grit X that goes all-out on features for approximately 430-Euro, down to the Polar Ignite, a device that’ll cost just under 200-Euro. They’ve also got a Fitness Tracker … Continue reading

Master Python, The Swiss Army Knife Of Coding, With This $40 Bundle

Futurism / 5h
No matter what you’ve done online today, it involved Python. Visited Instagram? It runs on Python. Seen a fun video on YouTube? Python was driving some of its features. Python powers everything from special effects to search engines to industrial facilities to security systems. The answer why lies in the name. Python was built to be both powerful and flexible, supporting multiple styles and appro

NASA Pushes Back Mars Rover Launch Due to “Contamination Concern”

100+Futurism / 5h
Cold Feet It seemed almost inevitable: NASA has delayed its upcoming Mars rover launch over concerns related to potential contamination. It’s an unfortunate snag for the highly ambitious research mission, which was originally expected to launch the Perseverance rover on July 17, CNET reports . But it’s not all bad. The launch, which was already bumped to July 20, will now happen July 22. The miss

The Best Remedies for Common Headaches

57Lifehacker / 5h
Whether it’s the pulsating pain of a migraine or the behind-the-eyes pressure of sinus congestion, nobody likes a headache. And if you suffer from them, you may need to cycle through a dozen different treatments to find one that works. The thing is, headaches—and their causes—are all different. With that in mind,… Read more...

Dr Disrespect: The mystery surrounding his Twitch ban

200+BBC News - Technology / 5h
He signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch earlier this year. So what happened?

Chase Sapphire Cards Add Limited Time Bonus Categories, Instacart Credit

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Given how much consumer behavior has changed in the past few months, many of the credit card benefits that members used to appreciate most aren’t as valuable anymore. We’ve seen card issuers get creative with perks, to give members an incentive to keep their cards. In late May, Chase rolled out some limited time benefits on the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card , inc

Here’s how one popular VPN company keeps its apps free from malicious modifications

Future - All the latest news / 5h
PwC Switzerland examined how this popular VPN provider blocks unauthorized changes.

Oppo put a 48MP camera and 5,000mAh battery into a budget phone

59Engadget / 5h
The affordable smartphone category is heating up , and Oppo wants to ride that wave. It just introduced an entry-level A72 phone that promises some strong features for the money, at least based on the spec sheet. It revolves around a 6.5-inch, 1080p display with a hole-punch 16-megapixel selfie camera, but the star of the show is a 48MP main rear camera joined by an 8MP ultra wide-angle cam and t

Motorola's 5G-capable Edge will sell for $700 unlocked in the US

Moto G 5G Motorola Edge
67Engadget / 5h
When we reviewed Motorola's $1,000 Edge Plus , we found it a surprisingly competent smartphone that couldn't quite outclass its premium competition. That review came with an asterisk, however. As a Verizon exclusive, the Edge Plus wasn't really an option for a big chunk of smartphone shoppers, but a slightly toned-down model called the Motorola Edge would cater to everyone else sometime this summ

Shangri-La Offering Double Golden Circle Points

One Mile at a Time / 5h
Shangri-La Golden Circle is definitely more of a niche program, though it potentially offers quite a bit of value. A promotion has just been published for anyone planning an upcoming stay. Earn double points with Shangri-La Shangri-La has launched a promotion offering double Golden Circle points for spending at hotels between July 1 and August 31, 2020 . Registration is required. This is valid wh

Chase adds new Sapphire perks and benefits with up to 10x on limited-time categories

200+The Points Guy / 5h
As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue, U.S. spending habits have shifted dramatically from even earlier this year. While road trips are sputtering back to life, travel overall is still dramatically down. Since April, credit card issuers have been quick to catch on, adding in new limited-time bonus categories , annual-fee reductions , and other credits that could be used from home. T

Anthony Mackie Teases the Scope of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

69Gizmodo / 5h
Zach Galligan has high hopes for the future of Gremlins . Bill and Ted are facing both the music and another delay. Get a brief glimpse at the nightmares to come in Candyman . Plus, what to expect when Fort Salem returns (someday), and NBC sets its sights on new X-Files ian drama Debris . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

2020 Mazda Miata 100A
SlashGear / 5h
Somewhere along the line crossovers turned into “just smaller SUVs,” and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 isn’t willing to go along with that. The segment trend toward practicality and an elevated driving position has been gradual but insidious, with dynamics at best an afterthought if not forgotten altogether. Question is, can the CX-30 strike a better balance? There’s not much space … Continue reading

Best waterproof speakers 2020: 10 outdoor speakers for any budget

1KFuture - All the latest news / 5h
We round up the best waterproof speakers you can buy in 2020 – to enjoy the great outdoors without a care.

Google will host a virtual 'Hey Google' smart home keynote on July 8th

77Engadget / 5h
Google has just announced that it’s holding an online event for its smart home developer community on July 8th. The tech giant canceled I/O earlier this year, which was scheduled for May 12th, due to the pandemic and even decided not to host an an online replacement as a result of California's shelter-in-place order. While California seems to have rolled back its reopening plans due to an explosi

Rental e-scooters to be made legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday

17KBBC News - Technology / 5h
Hired, but not private, e-scooters will be allowed on roads in Great Britain, the government says.

As Uber hunts for a deal, can Postmates leverage an IPO?

Grubhub Uber Postmates
100+TechCrunch / 5h
It’s been a busy last 24 hours or so for on-demand delivery company Postmates . According to reporting, the company is reviving its IPO plans , possibly selling to Uber , or perhaps looking to go public with the help of a special purpose acquisition vehicle , also known as a SPAC. For Postmates, a company caught somewhere between DoorDash’s cash-fueled rise and Uber’s ability to lose hundreds of

WeWork sells Flatiron School to Carrick Capital Partners

100+TechCrunch / 5h
WeWork, the once $47 billion company that was on the brink of a public offering, has been divesting a great number of its assets as it looks to right the course since releasing its S-1 , which exposed its expanding costs, among other things, and sent its valuation plummeting. Today, WeWork is announcing the sale of 100 percent of the equity in Flatiron School to Carrick Capital Partners, an inves

Samsung launches The Serif and 8K QLED TVs in India

Future - All the latest news / 5h
Samsung has announced a few ultra-premium 8K QLED TVs along with The Serif in India

Scribd expands its subscription catalog with over 1,000 magazines

33Engadget / 6h
Scribd has been pioneering its “all you can read” publication subscription service for some years now. Back in 2016 it added New York and Time magazine to its line-up, followed by a host of major newspaper titles in 2017. Now it’s expanding its magazine catalog to include more than 1,000 titles from around the world. From today, subscribers will be able to read the likes of Harper’s Magazine, The

OnePlus's next phone will be the sub-$500 Nord

OnePlus Nord India
57Engadget / 6h
OnePlus made its name launching affordable flagship devices that made more established rivals look greedy by comparison. In recent years, however, its prices have crept closer towards the high-end in the same territory as its ostensible rivals . That’s why the company is making such a big song and dance about OnePlus Nord , a “product line” of lower-priced devices that recaptures the original One

Facebook cofounder Saverin’s B Capital just closed its third flagship fund with $822 million

Facebook B Capital
100+TechCrunch / 6h
It hasn’t taken long for B Capital to amass a pretty hefty third fund. Just five years after the venture firm was launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly, a veteran of private-equity firm Bain Capital, the firm is taking the wraps off a third fund that has amassed $822 million in capital commitments. That’s almost precisely twice what the now 70-person, growth-stage outfit

Hunters raises $15M Series A for its threat-hunting platform

AI Hunters Raises $15M
300+TechCrunch / 6h
Hunters, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup that helps enterprises defend themselves from intruders and analyze attacks, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round from Microsoft’s M12 and U.S. Venture Partners. Seed investors YL Ventures and Blumberg Captial also participated in this round, as well as new investor Okta Ventures, the venture arm of identity provid

Kong donates its Kuma control plane to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

76TechCrunch / 6h
API management platform Kong today announced that it is donating its open-source Kuma control plane technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Since Kong built Kuma on top of the Envoy service mesh — and Envoy is part of the CNCF’s stable of open-source projects — donating it to this specific foundation was likely an obvious move. The company first open-sourced Kuma in September

Harmonix’s Fuser wants to make you a DJ… but only up to a point

Harmonix Fuser
36Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / You can't have Coachella this summer, but you can fake like a Coachella main-stage DJ "this fall" with Harmonix's Fuser . (credit: Harmonix ) Late last decade, plastic guitars and motion sensors vanished from the console gaming landscape—and, coincidentally, the same goes for Harmonix. For years, the pioneering music-gaming developer has struggled to break out with a mainstream hit anyw

The $699 Moto Edge is poised to compete with the iPhone 11

Future - All the latest news / 6h
The Moto Edge is finally heading to the US with a $699 pricetag that could give the iPhone 11 a run for its money.

Your ISP's Quarantine-Inspired 'Unlimited Data' Plan Ends Tomorrow

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Remember when COVID-19 really started making waves, we were all sent home to quarantine, and all these internet service providers suddenly came out of the woodwork to graciously offer everyone unlimited data? I was as floored as you; who would have ever thought that they had so much room in their magical internet… Read more...

‘Pokemon Go’ and ‘Sleep No More’ Creators Are Teaming Up on AR

Niantic Punchdrunk
200+Wired / 6h
Niantic and Punchdrunk plan to turn people into “the hero of their own living game.”

Blurring Faces Is Anti-Journalistic and Anti-Human

100+Wired / 6h
Photojournalists aren’t at protests to pick a side. Altering photographs destroys trust and neglects the truth that people want to be seen.

'Fuser' feels amazing to play, but it doesn't quite nail the 'be a DJ all-star!' fantasy

Harmonix Fuser
28Mashable / 6h
I really want Fuser to be awesome, if only because the basic mechanics are so ridiculously cool . Imagine you're a headlining DJ. You've got a crate of records to spin, a spread of turntables and mixing gear, and an audience. Your job is to make an epic and ever-evolving mix out of popular songs, whipping the crowd into an ecstatic frenzy with creative pairings and dramatic drops. That's Fuser .

Scribd adds hundreds of magazines to its subscription service

41Mashable / 6h
Scribd is expanding its magazine offering in a big way. On Tuesday, the company announced that it's adding hundreds of new magazine titles to its reading subscription service, including Harper’s Magazine, AFAR, OUT, The Knot Weddings Magazine, Food & Travel, and Wine Enthusiast. Previously available titles include TIME, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Newsweek, People, Men’s

'Hamilton' burnishes its own legacy with a spectacular live recording

Phillipa Soo Hamilton
100+Mashable / 6h
It is very easy, looking at Hamilton in 2020, to get lost in the discourse surrounding it before you even get to the show. You probably remember the overwhelming hype that surrounded it in the mid-2010s, and the impassioned debates that followed. You might remember the political statements it made or didn't, and wonder if they aren't out of date by now. Perhaps you have opinions about its creator

How to Add Apps to Microsoft Teams

21How-To Geek / 6h
Microsoft Teams is designed to be a “single pane of glass” that allows you to see all of your work in one place. However, this is only possible if you add Microsoft or third-party apps to your teams. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers say an asteroid impact is what caused dinosaurs to go extinct

SlashGear / 6h
There has been a debate amongst scientists on what exactly caused the planet to become uninhabitable for dinosaurs millions of years ago. One team believes that a giant asteroid struck the Earth off the coast of Mexico 66 million years ago and caused the demise of all dinosaur species except birds. However, some researchers believed that large volcanic corruptions might … Continue reading

The best emergency kits to have in your car at all times

62Mashable / 6h
You probably have an emergency or first aid kit in your home, and your job (we hope) provides emergency essentials at your workplace, so why wouldn't you carry some form of aid in your car? It only makes sense considering it's probably the third place you spend most of your time (especially if you have to endure traffic). SEE ALSO: The best thing you can buy for your car this year is one of these

Five story retail building viewed from across unpaved street....

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
Five story retail building viewed from across unpaved street. Windows with architectural trim; signs across front of building at roof and each floor level. Signs read: “Elliott’s Dry Goods House; foreign & American dress goods; hosiery, gloves and underwear; shawl and garment department; dry goods, William H. Elliott.” Handwritten on card back: “135-139 Woodward Ave, N. of N.W. cor. Woodward & Mi

India Bans TikTok of China, Tightening Digital Borders

India TikTok Chinese
200+NYT > Technology / 6h
Censorship and politics are fracturing the global internet, isolating users and industries accustomed to ignoring national borders.

Menten.AI’s combination of buzzword bingo brings AI and quantum computing to drug discovery

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Menten AI has an impressive founding team and a pitch that combines some of the hottest trends in tech to pursue one of the biggest problems in healthcare — new drug discovery. The company is also $4 million richer with a seed investment from firms including Uncork Capital and Khosla Ventures to build out its business. Menten AI’s pitch to investors was the combination of quantum computing and ma

Qantas Is Reopening Lounges, And I’m Impressed

84One Mile at a Time / 6h
Qantas has long done a great job with lounges , and that trend is continuing even in the coronavirus era. Airline lounges are starting to reopen As the coronavirus pandemic started, many airlines started to close lounges for a couple of reasons: Travel demand plummeted, so there wasn’t much demand for lounges Updated protocols were needed in order to keep guests safe, since things like buffets an

Disney's face-swap technology is as impressive as it is unsettling

200+Engadget / 6h
Deepfakes have courted a fair amount of controversy in recent times, and with the technology expected to pose major challenges within the political arena — and notably the upcoming presidential election — platforms including Google , Twitter and Facebook are taking action on the issue. One company, however, is committed to making deepfakes more realistic than ever: Disney. In a recently published

13 Boston-focused venture capitalists talk green shoots and startup recovery

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Welcome back to the second half of our two-part Boston investor survey. Catching you up, TechCrunch reached out to a host of Boston-area venture capitalists to get their take on the current state of their market, and what they think might be coming up in the future. More VCs than we initially anticipated got back to us, so we broke the survey into two pieces so that there was enough room to inclu

OnePlus Nord price confirmed as OnePlus takes aim at iPhone SE and Pixel 3a XL

28Future - All the latest news / 6h
OnePlus has officially revealed the price of its affordable smartphone.

What is 4K resolution? Our guide to Ultra HD

200+Future - All the latest news / 6h
4K resolution is in more and more TVs – but what does that mean for viewers?

Nintendo finally apologizes for Joy-Con drift amid lawsuit

Nintendo Joy-Con Switch
100+Future - All the latest news / 6h
Nintendo's president has apologized for the 'inconvenience' caused by Joy-Con drift.

Ford bumps up Mustang Mach-E power and torque figures

SlashGear / 6h
Ford has announced that the order banks for the anticipated full-electric Mustang Mach-E have now opened in the United States. That means that users who have put down reservations are being invited to convert those reservations to official orders. Ford has also announced that it has increased horsepower and torque ratings for the Mach-E. The extended range all-wheel-drive Mach-E is … Continue rea

10 Tips and Tricks to Make You a Discord Master

Discord Away Gaming
70Gizmodo / 6h
Discord is based around digital chat in all its various forms, and while it’s maybe best known among gamers, it can power group chats for a whole host of purposes—like a cooler, less formal Slack. Whether you’ve been on Discord for years or only just opened up the app for the first time, these tips can help you get… Read more...

'Fortnite' finally sheds its Early Access label

Fortnite Save the World
100+Engadget / 6h
Fortnite: Battle Royale will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the end of July, and in a symbolic gesture recognizing its immense popularity, it’s going to shed its Early Access label. As a multi-billion dollar title with hundreds of millions of players and numerous updates, seasons and events, Epic has decided that the multiplayer shooter, as well as its PvE sibling Save the World , will n

Upsolver announces $13M Series A to ease management of cloud data lakes

Upsolver Israel $13M
100+TechCrunch / 6h
There’s a lot of complexity around managing data lakes in the cloud that often requires expensive engineering expertise. Upsolver, an early stage startup, wants to simplify all of that, so that a database administrator could handle it. Today the startup announced a $13 million Series A. Vertex Ventures US was lead investor with participation from Wing Venture Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partner

TikTok goes down in India, its biggest overseas market

India TikTok Chinese
500+TechCrunch / 6h
A growing number of internet service providers in India have started to block their subscribers from accessing TikTok a day after New Delhi banned the popular short-video app and 58 other services in the world’s second largest internet market over security and privacy concerns. Many users on Airtel, Vodafone and other service providers reported Tuesday afternoon (local time) that TikTok app on th

Daimler-backed Momenta says its robotaxis will be fully driverless and profitable in 2024

100+TechCrunch / 6h
In China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that chauffeur passengers under complex road conditions without safety drivers behind the wheel. Many pieces are needed to make this happen: mammoth amounts of test data, advanced algorithms, strong operational teams, big checks from investors, local policy support, to name

This Montessori inspired, screen-free toy can help kids learn the basics of computer programming

44Mashable / 6h
Cody Block is a toy designed to get children acquainted with the basics of coding. The objective is to create a path using directional building blocks that guide Cody back to his home. Cody Block is one of the nominees for the 2021 Index Award – a prize for innovative design solutions that address genuine needs and hold the potential to improve life. Read more... More about Gaming , Design , Chil

Google's Stadia controller gains basic Assistant functionality

51Engadget / 7h
Google said from the get-go that its Stadia controller would completely switch up the gaming experience. A button on the controller has been designed to link players directly to the Google Assistant AI helper, meaning you could pull up tips and info — and even video tutorials — without losing your game. The feature has been available in early access since December, and now it’s rolling out to all

Hawaiian Airlines becomes latest US carrier to backtrack on strict refund policy

The Points Guy / 7h
When the coronavirus came stateside, all major airlines started canceling and significantly paring down their schedules . To conserve cash and avoid giving refunds for canceled flights , some carriers got creative and offered future travel vouchers with bonuses to incentivize travelers to forgo a refund. Other airlines weren’t as generous. Instead, they just changed the refund rules — making it m

Save up to 20% on Western Digital and SanDisk microSD Cards, Hard Drives, Flash Drives, and More, Today Only

24Gizmodo / 7h
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The CEO of Novartis on Developing Drugs During a Pandemic

100+Wired / 7h
Vas Narasimhan talks about drug prices, vaccine development, the rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine, and how Big Pharma might win back the trust of consumers.

OnePlus Nord confirmed as name for OnePlus' affordable smartphone

OnePlus Nord India
86Future - All the latest news / 7h
OnePlus has confirmed the name for its affordable smartphone will be OnePlus Nord, not OnePlus Z or OnePlus 8 Lite.

Vizio TV 2020: every V-Series, M-Series, P-Series and OLED TV coming this year

Vizio OLED Quantum
47Future - All the latest news / 7h
Want to see Vizio's complete TV lineup at a glance? We've got all the details on every model coming in 2020.

Vizio’s P-Series Quantum X rivals the brightest TV in the world at one-tenth the price

Future - All the latest news / 7h
The flagship screen in Vizio’s 2020 TV lineup can display 3,000 nits of brightness, rivaling the best Samsung has to offer.

Sony Alpha A7S III release date, news and features

Sony Two New Playstation
500+Future - All the latest news / 7h
Finally! Sony has now confirmed that an A7S II successor will launch soon. Here's everything we know about the video-focused full-frame camera.

Study finds that an asteroid caused dinosaur extinction

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

What Are CSA Boxes, and Are They Worth the Cost?

86How-To Geek / 7h
Given the rising popularity of grocery delivery, you might be hearing more about community-supported agriculture (CSA) boxes. Not sure what they are? We’ll explain! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Vizio Offers Some OLED TV Competition This Fall, Starting at $1300

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’ve been waiting for someone to offer competition to LG in the growing OLED TV space, then your prayers have been answered. Vizio announced its first consumer-ready OLED TV back at CES in January, and today it’s announcing that the sets will be available sometime this fall. The best part: the 55-inch model starts at $1300. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use pandoc to Convert Files on the Linux Command Line

35How-To Geek / 7h
You can use pandoc on Linux to convert between more than 40 file formats. You can also use it to create a simple docs-as-code system by writing in Markdown, storing in git, and publishing in any of its supported formats. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 7 Best Free Video Editing Programs for Windows

73How-To Geek / 7h
Whether you’re looking to learn video editing or just want to cut costs, there are some impressive options when it comes to free video-editing programs. From open-source software to full programs that are just free, there are plenty of tools out there that can rival the best of the best in the industry. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Which smartwatch better suits your lifestyle?

56Mashable / 7h
When it comes to wearables, people are often divided between two categories: smartwatches and fitness trackers . And while it's true that fitness trackers are certainly becoming more like smartwatches with their ability to receive smartphone notifications, they're still fairly basic in design . Smartwatches, on the other hand, have a host of advantages : They're equipped with bigger touchscreen d

New DIFC Law expected to bring enhanced governance and transparency obligations

Future - All the latest news / 7h
Key differences between the new law, coming into effect from July 1, and GDPR explained in detail

Best turntables 2020: the best record players for any budget

2KFuture - All the latest news / 7h
The best record player is just a few clicks away, whether you're a vinyl veteran or a turntable trainee.

New bank transfer fraud protection measure launches in the UK

24Future - All the latest news / 7h
Confirmation of Payee looks to reduce fraud and protect consumers during online banking transfers.

MediaTek Helio G35 and G25 launched for entry-level gaming phones

MediaTek Helio G35
SlashGear / 7h
Almost everyone who has a smartphone these days has played a mobile game, even those that probably don’t remember (or admit) whiling time away in Candy Crush or Disney Emoji Blitz. Most of the time, however, mobile gaming is targeted at a certain consumer class ready to splurge on expensive smartphones with beefed-up hardware, leaving those with entry-level budget phones … Continue reading

LG's latest Bluetooth speakers have passive radiators for extra bass

100+Engadget / 7h
LG has released the XBoom Go PL lineup that may give you pause for your next Bluetooth speaker buying decision. The higher-end PL7 and PL5 models come with passive radiators for improved bass and the speakers are tuned by HiFi brand Meridian with a “sound boost” EQ mode for clear vocals and minimal distortion. Both models are water-resistant and the PL7 can go for up to 24 hours on a charge, whil

Microsoft and Bridgestone launch real-time tire damage system

100+Engadget / 7h
As vehicle diagnostics and real-time safety advisories get smarter, there’s not much your car (assuming it’s a newer model, of course) can’t tell you about what’s going on under the hood. Until now, however, there has been one element of vehicle maintenance that’s flown under the digital radar: tire damage. While there are systems in place to monitor tire pressure — and regular servicing can guar

CSAIL robot disinfects a warehouse facility using UV-C light

SlashGear / 7h
Never has disinfecting and killing germs in businesses at home been more on the minds of people than it has during the coronavirus pandemic. For many years hospitals and other medical facilities have used UV light to kill germs and bacteria to keep people from getting sick. A new robot created by MIT’s CSAIL is being used at the Greater … Continue reading

Facebook must 'develop a conscience'

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The boss of European outdoor clothing firm Patagonia warns advertising may not return to Facebook.

Cheaper Xbox Series S console could be revealed in August, reports say

20Future - All the latest news / 7h
Microsoft's 'Project Lockhart' Xbox Series X console will be revealed in August, according to two publications.

Norwegian Cancels Order For 97 Boeing Aircraft

97One Mile at a Time / 7h
Boeing has just been hit with one of the biggest aircraft order cancellations we’ve seen in a long time. Norwegian cancels 737 & 787 orders Norwegian has announced this week that it’s cancelling an order for 97 Boeing aircraft, which represents the balance of the company’s orders with Boeing. This includes: Five Boeing 787-9s 92 Boeing 737 MAX 8s The GoldCare service agreement for both aircraft t

New on Netflix in July 2020: every new TV show and movie you can stream

90Future - All the latest news / 7h
What's new on Netflix in July 2020, including The Umbrella Academy season 2 and Frank Miller's Cursed.

Watch SpaceX launch a GPS III satellite for the U.S. Space Force live

300+TechCrunch / 7h
SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is set to take place at 3:55 PM EDT (12:55 PM PDT), with a 15-minute window opening at that time, and there is a backup opportunity on Wednesday, July 1 if the launch needs to be pushed back for any time. This rocket is carrying a GPS III Space Vehicle, which is named “Katherine Johnson” a

Capital raises $9M for its AI-based ‘capital as a service’ funding platform for startups

Closes $9M AI Capital
100+TechCrunch / 7h
In 2019, in the US alone, more than 10,000 startups raised more than $133 billion in venture funding , with a large proportion of that equity investments. Today, a company building a platform to help startups consider alternative routes to financing — specifically less dilutive options that give up less or no equity in the process — is announcing a round of funding of its own to ramp up its activ

Drones light up Madrid sky in honour of COVID-19 victims

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Coronavirus: Geneva Motor Show 2021 scrapped and event to be sold

500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The organisers of one of the world's biggest car shows have seen weak demand for next year's event.

How to watch Wimbledon in 2020: stream all the BBC's classic coverage online from anywhere

Future - All the latest news / 7h
Re-live classic finals and more on the Beeb this fortnight - here's how to watch this year's special Wimbledon coverage with a BBC stream from anywhere.

The best wireless headphones available in India for July 2020

1KFuture - All the latest news / 8h
Want the best headphones sans cables? Here are the best ones.

AMD and Nvidia agree on the need for this vital new technology

Future - All the latest news / 8h
Movement promoting ‘confidential computing’ is gathering momentum, with AMD and Nvidia among those signing up.

YouTuber breaks down why TV green screen shots sometimes look so terrible

90Mashable / 8h
Greens screens aren't just an enjoyable gateway to memes , you know. They're also a pretty common way of filming a range of different scenes from the exact same location in a studio, using the sweet magic of special effects. But that's not to say those special effects always turn out great. "Big budget television shows get green screen wrong, all the time," says YouTuber Tom Scott in the clip abo

Boeing successfully tests Starliner's parachutes ahead of second flight attempt

67Engadget / 8h
Boeing has a lot to prove before Starliner can make its second attempt to reach the ISS. One of the tests it has recently conducted focused on parachute reliability — in particular, the company wanted validate that the vehicle’s parachute system can deploy under an adverse set of environmental factors. The aerospace giant’s main objective was to ensure that the parachutes would inflate correctly

Fujifilm GFX firmware upgrade try to make old cameras feel new

SlashGear / 8h
The smartphone market is notorious for a high “turnover” rate, where smartphones are quickly made obsolete by newer models or by the lack of software updates just after two years. In contrast, camera makers are trying to sell the image of a company that cares for your four-digit investment, pushing updates that bring new capabilities on models older than your … Continue reading

Disney Plus finally gets the X-Men movies this summer

31Future - All the latest news / 8h
Disney Plus in the US is finally getting the X-Men movies this summer, with four movies getting release dates.

Nikon Z5 release date, news and features

300+Future - All the latest news / 8h
The Nikon Z5, an entry-level full-frame mirrorless cameras, is rumored to be launching soon – here's everything we know about it so far.

Google Chromecast Ultra 2 release date, price, news and rumors

200+Future - All the latest news / 8h
Rumors are swirling about the Chromecast Ultra 2, a new Android TV streaming dongle with a remote. Here’s what we know so far.

4th of July Sales (2020): 12 Great Deals on Outdoor Gear

84Wired / 8h
You can save some cash with these discounts on biking, camping, and climbing equipment. And if you are heading out, stay safe and wear your face mask.

America’s Great—if Small—Return to Drive-In Theaters

100+Wired / 8h
Indoor multiplexes are still largely closed. But if you're feeling trapped and culture-starved, consider revisiting a mainstay of mid-century Americana.

Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past

Japan Kamen Rider Nerdist
1KWired / 8h
Triso particles are an alien-looking fuel with built-in safety features that will power a new generation of high-temperature reactors.

Willa secures $3M from EQT Ventures to let freelancers get paid immediately

Willa EQT Ventures
200+TechCrunch / 8h
Willa , the Sweden and U.S.-based fintech that wants to help freelancers request payment and get paid immediately for a fee, has raised $3 million in funding. The company’s founders are former early members of Spotify’s growth team and also created influencer marketing platform Relatable. Leading the seed round is EQT Ventures. Also participating is ex-Atomico partner Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire

Travel Tuesday Tip: Use this Google Maps trick to save money on international trips

The Points Guy / 8h
When traveling abroad, your smartphone is sometimes your most dependable guide. Google Maps on the iPhone 11 Pro is my go-to tool to navigate anywhere I need to go. From the picturesque plazas of Madrid to the sprawling temple corridors of Angkor Wat and everywhere in between, my trips wouldn’t quite look the same without Google Maps in hand. For more travel tips, sign up for our daily newsletter

Google is hosting a virtual smart home event on July 8

100+Mashable / 8h
Google will soon have some smart home-related news, both for developers and users. The company is hosting the "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit on July 8, according to a post on Google's Developer blog. During the event's introductory keynote on July 8, Google's Smart Home Product Management director Michele Turner will talk about smart home product initiatives as well as introduce new tools

Vivo X50 series reported to launch in India in mid-July

Future - All the latest news / 8h
The Vivo X50 series is once again confirmed to launch in India in July, marking its return to the premium segment.

David Hockney's painted 'Vogue' cover is a soothing moment in your day

100+Mashable / 8h
Why have one Vogue cover when you can have 14 different ones? That's the plan for the August issue of British Vogue, a special edition exploring the theme of "reset" — especially fitting for a world still experiencing lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in many countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. The covers feature original artwork by the UK's great artists and photographers , including Da

Google Nest Home: everything we know about the new Google speaker

100+Future - All the latest news / 8h
The so-called Google Nest Home (or Google Home 2) could launch in 2020.

Apple’s MacBooks could be tougher and more water-resistant in the future

20Future - All the latest news / 8h
A patent covers an innovative new construction method which bonds plastic to metal.

How to Work Around a Broken Keyboard Key on a Windows 10 PC

73How-To Geek / 8h
If the keyboard on your Windows 10 computer has a broken or missing key (and it’s one you don’t use often), you might be able to work around it until you get a new keyboard. Here are a few ideas you can try in a pinch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

New Google Home and Chromecast could be announced at July smart home event

30Future - All the latest news / 8h
The company is holding its 'Hey Google' smart home event on July 8, where we could see the new Google Home.

New AWS programming service will automatically fix bugs in your code

34Future - All the latest news / 8h
CodeGuru is latest Amazon service to help with programming woes.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition is coming to North America

2020 Mazda Miata 100A
SlashGear / 8h
A couple of months ago, Mazda unveiled a limited-edition MX-5 Miata to commemorate the Japanese carmaker’s centennial birthday. And now, Mazda has officially announced the U.S. arrival of the MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition. As expected from a special centennial model, it receives a plethora of retro-inspired livery inspired by Mazda’s first-ever production car: The R360 Coupe. Without a hin

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 update adds an incredibly hectic new mode

33Future - All the latest news / 8h
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 Reloaded boosts the player count in Warzone, and includes a load of new goodies for gamers to enjoy.

Apple chip in Mac transition kit makes the Surface Pro X look bad

Apple Rosetta Mac ARM
SlashGear / 9h
Apple’s decision to ditch Intel in the long run for its own ARM-based silicon was naturally received with mixed reactions and opinions. While the benefits on power efficiency are almost unquestioned, there have naturally been concerns over performance, especially when trying to support Mac software not yet built for the new chips. There will naturally be a need for some … Continue reading

A Massive Star Has Disappeared Without a Trace

2KGizmodo / 9h
An unusually bright star has gone missing, in a mystery of cosmic proportions. Read more...

This highly stealthy malware might infect your device without you ever knowing

20Future - All the latest news / 9h
Malware operators investing significant resources in developing effective stealth tactics.

Telegram to pay $18.5 million and return $1.2 billion following SEC crypto charges

100+Engadget / 9h
Telegram’s initial bid to launch its “Gram” cryptocurrency has failed. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that in order to resolve charges of violating federal securities laws, it has ordered Telegram to return more than $1.2 billion to its investors, and pay a hefty $18.5 million civil penalty to boot. In August last year, Telegram promised that its newly-announced G

TPG’s safe travel guide: How to minimize risk on your summer vacation

20The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: Travelers need to remember that even though experts can generally assess how risky a situation may be, this is all circumstantial. If a destination is incredibly crowded, it could be much riskier. So, always consult with your doctor and carefully evaluate every situation before deciding where and how to travel this summer. Around the world, destinations are beginning to cautiously

Adoption of software robots by enterprises gains traction to keep business continuity

Future - All the latest news / 9h
Automation Anywhere sees enterprises investing in digital workers to build resiliency in their future business plans

Has YouTube suddenly stopped working for you? This might be the problem

Future - All the latest news / 9h
Microsoft Edge users have found themselves unable to play videos when they have AdBlock or AdBlock Plus enabled.

Nikon Z5 gets rumored release date and could be joined by the Nikon Z30

25Future - All the latest news / 9h
The incoming Nikon Z5, which is expected to be its entry-level full-frame camera, now has a likely release date.

Google is making navigation more thumb-friendly in Chrome for Android

38Future - All the latest news / 9h
Beta users get to try out a new tab navigation feature.

Berlin’s DeepSpin raises seed funding for its ‘portable, ultra-low-cost’ MRI system

200+TechCrunch / 9h
DeepSpin , a Berlin-based startup that is developing what it describes as a “next-generation, AI-powered MRI imaging machine”, has raised €600,000 in seed funding. Backing the round is APEX Digital Health, with participation from existing investors Entrepreneur First (EF) and SOSV, along with a number of unnamed angel investors. Including grants and earlier investment, it brings the total raised

Ban on Chinese apps, including TikTok, surprises India content makers

India TikTok Chinese
1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
India's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps on national security grounds follows a deadly border clash.

Save £100 on this stylish and smart coffee machine

52Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine is on sale for £79.99 on Amazon, saving you 56% on list price. There are many coffee machines out there that can make all your favourite drinks, but not every option uses barcode technology to automatically adjust the brewing parameters to make each blend exactly how the coffee is meant to be enjoyed. For this sort of technology you'll need to purch

Disney Plus in July 2020: Solo: A Star Wars Story and X-Men movies

Future - All the latest news / 9h
Hamilton, X-Men and Solo are among the highlights on Disney Plus in July 2020.

Singapore provides elderly with Bluetooth COVID-19 trackers

25Popular Mechanics / 9h
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New iPhones may come without chargers

Popular Mechanics / 9h
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Netflix unveils eerie new 'Unsolved Mysteries' clip

300+Mashable / 9h
The launch of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries reboot is now only a day away — but if you're feeling impatient, they've just dropped a new teaser on YouTube. The clip above is from "Impossible Hotel" – one of six new episodes – which revolves around a strange incident at the Belvedere Hotel in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore. Although the clip doesn't give too much away, the man in the thumbnail image is Rey R

O2 extends 5G coverage to help UK pandemic recovery

31Future - All the latest news / 9h
UK tourist hotspots get 4G boost as O2 also extends 5G coverage.

Apple just unveiled its picks of the best iPad and iPhone apps of the year - here they are

51Future - All the latest news / 9h
As part of WWDC 2020 Apple hosted its app Design Awards, and these are the eight best apps it selected.

Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance

300+NYT > Technology / 10h
Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color.

Windows 10 now has a tool to help you recover from file deletion disasters

Future - All the latest news / 10h
Permanently deleted a file by mistake, and you want it back? The new Windows File Recovery app can help.

Is it safe to send kids back to school?

400+MIT Technology Review / 10h
Covid-19 has been disruptive and bewildering for everyone, but especially for children. In the UK and in most US states, schools closed in March. Many of them will keep their doors shut until the fall. That’s six months without the normality of a school day, not to mention a significant break without any formal education for the many children who cannot access online classes . It’s a global issue

macOS Big Sur will bring a much-needed update for Netflix binging in Safari

Safari Netflix mBS
Future - All the latest news / 10h
Safari will make Netflix streams shine in macOS Big Sur.

Improve your memory, focus, and brainpower with this $35 bootcamp

28Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Work towards becoming more self aware and in control with a bundle of online coursed that's aptly titled Master the Science of Memory, Leadership, and Focus . Altogether it's $34.99, a 98% savings as of June 30. There are lots of things your brain needs to work at its fullest potential: high-quality sleep, fuel, and a little exercise. But did you know you can exercise your brain just like

Apple Magic Keyboards on sale for 23% off when you shop refurbished

36Mashable / 10h
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Save over 60% on this 3-pack of braided USB-C chargers

36Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Get a three-pack of 10-foot Nylon Braided USB-C cables for $21.99, a 63% savings as of June 30. Third-party chargers (the ones that don't come with your phone) often get a bad rap. People are extra wary of them because they break easily, sometimes even after only a few days of use. (Like the ones at the local gas station checkout.) While it's tempting to pick up a random charger at the sto

This cool gadget makes wired headphones Bluetooth ready

33Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Make any pair of headphones Bluetooth-compatible with the TUNAI square Bluetooth amp for $45.99, a 16% savings as of June 30. Just because everyone's got AirPods or Galaxy Buds practically glued to their ears doesn't mean you should feel pressured to go wireless. Your wired headphones work perfectly fine. Maybe even better. And if it's the Bluetooth experience you're after, you don't have

Fitness trackers will get your kid excited about being active

36Mashable / 10h
Kids have the kind of energy adults could only dream of having, and they spend their days being active just for the fun of it. You might not think that a kid needs to track and monitor their health and activity, but fitness trackers for kids are made specifically with children in mind. That means they're not focused on weight loss, but rather forming good habits and leading an active lifestyle. W

Bentley builds the last Mulsanne after 11 years of production

Popular Mechanics / 10h
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Lenovo's Google-powered Smart Clock drops to $40 at Best Buy

Lenovo Duet Google
72Engadget / 10h
Best Buy dropped the price of Lenovo’s Smart Clock with Google Assistant to $40 today. This brings the price closer to that of a “regular” alarm clock, but the Smart Clock offers so much more. For $40, you get features like a sunrise alarm, an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the display, alarm suggestions and calendar reminders. On top of that, the Google-powered device can co

Chinese apps ban in India: Implications, alternatives and more

India TikTok Chinese
29Future - All the latest news / 10h
The Indian government has banned 59 applications of Chinese origin including popular ones like TikTok, Xender, Camscanner etc. citing threat to national security. We analyse it.

MTN launches 5G network in South Africa

Future - All the latest news / 10h
MTN is offering deals on data plans for its 5G network

5 Indian apps that can make the most of ban on Chinese apps

India TikTok Chinese
Future - All the latest news / 10h
After the Indian government banned 59 Indian Chinese apps, there is a clamour for made in India apps that can take the place of the popular Chinese ones. We hand-pick 5 of them.

Facebook launches Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, in India

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Facebook Avatars, which lets users customize a virtual lookalike of themselves for use as stickers in chat and comments, is now available in India, the social juggernaut’s biggest market by users account. The American firm said Tuesday it had launched Avatars to India as more social interaction moves online amid a nationwide lockdown in the world’s second largest internet market. The company said

Huawei Petal Search offers one more way of getting apps on new Huawei phones

Future - All the latest news / 10h
Besides App Gallery and Phone Clone, Huawei is adding a new way to let users download their favorite apps.

Amazon Prime movies get Netflix Party-style feature so you can watch with friends

Amazon Watch Party
Future - All the latest news / 10h
Amazon is finally catching up with the online co-watching phenomenon, with a new built-in feature called Watch Party.

The best Apple Watch apps we've used in 2020

1KFuture - All the latest news / 10h
Our list of the very best Apple Watch apps for fitness, sleep, travel and more.

Robinhood announces changes to options trading after 20-year-old trader’s suicide

Future - All the latest news / 10h
Changes to Robinhood options trading eligibility and interface follow suicide of novice trader.

Netflix in 4K HDR seems to finally be coming to the Mac

Apple Safari Mac mBS
100+Mashable / 10h
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Google Photos will no longer back up WhatsApp and Instagram images by default

Google Photos WhatsApp
100+Engadget / 10h
Google Photos will no longer back up images from WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other messaging and social media services, the service announced (via Android Police ). According to a community message, Google is doing it to save resources because “people are sharing more photos and videos” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The change appears to be temporary and you can manually re-enable backups f

Best headphones under Rs 2,000 in India for July 2020

500+Future - All the latest news / 10h
Best Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to our handpicked collection of the finest headphones available in India with a price tag below Rs 2,000.

Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C with new MediaTek SoC go official

Xiaomi Redmi 9A 9C
Future - All the latest news / 11h
Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C entry-level phones in Malaysia with an attractive starting price of RM 359 (~$83)

Crysis Remastered release date leaks – and it’s coming sooner than you think

65Future - All the latest news / 11h
We won't have to wait much longer for Crysis Remastered if a premature Microsoft Store listing is to be believed.

MTN launched 5G network in South Africa

MTN Launches South Africa
22Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Huawei’s 2021 flagships might not be powered by Kirin chipsets

Future - All the latest news / 12h
Huawei might be forced to look at alternatives for its Kirin chipsets as it is no longer allowed to work with TSMC.

Here’s what the OnePlus Buds might look like in black

26Future - All the latest news / 12h
A notable leakster shared sketches of the upcoming OnePlus TWS earbuds, revealing additional design characteristics.

Ride-hailing giant Ola adds tipping option to its app

100+TechCrunch / 12h
You can now tip your Ola driver. The Indian ride-hailing giant said on Tuesday that it has rolled out this feature to its users in India, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom — all the nations where it currently operates. Ola said riders in each market will see a range of denominations they can pick as the amount they wish to tip digitally. It plans to allow riders to pay a custom amoun

Facebook reveals the future of VR headsets, and it's more 'CSI Miami' than 'Tron'

Facebook News Feed
200+Mashable / 12h
Immersing yourself in virtual reality can feel like a sci-fi fantasy come true, but bulky, cumbersome VR headsets almost make it more trouble than it's worth. There have been various attempts to slim down VR headsets, such as Dlodlo's lightweight V One headset and Panasonic's prototype goggles shown at CES 2020. Now Facebook has revealed its own glasses-like prototype headset with a display measu

Samsung Galaxy A42 could be its most affordable 5G phone

Samsung Galaxy 20 One
20Future - All the latest news / 12h
Samsung already started offering 5G with its A-series this year, but lower-end models will get it next year.