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Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Juneteenth Is Finally Entering the Mainstream American Consciousness. Now Make It An Official Federal Holiday

13KLifehacker / 2h
Forget the 4th of July! Juneteenth is the day that should be celebrated by all as a pivotal point in America’s freedom story. Read more...

UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model

46KBBC News - Technology / 10h
Government now intends to launch an app in the autumn but it may still lack contact-tracing tech.

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Happy Hour!

500+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Ben is hiking today, so Steph and I will be leading happy hour today . Bring your questions about National Parks, outdoor recreation, and other adventure travel — all Steph’s area of expertise. I don’t think we’ll do a brunch this weekend, given that it’s Father’s Day, but otherwise we’ll continue having a weekly virtual happy hour and weekly virtual brunch, as follows: A virtual happy hour every

Google pushes “text fragment links” with new Chrome extension

Ars Technica / 8min
The result of a text fragment link. Note the highlighted text and the URL. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Google has been cooking up an extension to the URL standard called " Text Fragments ." The new link style will allow you to link not just to a page but to specific text on a page, which will get scrolled to and highlighted automatically once the page loads. It's like an anchor link, but with highlight

Britain Scraps Its Doomed Contact-Tracing App, Turns to Apple and Google for Help

Gizmodo / 11min
Britain swore an oath of sovereignty against Apple and Google earlier this year, resolving to devise a workable contact-tracing app that didn’t have to cave to Apple and Google’s user privacy demands. After numerous warnings from experts that the app simply wouldn’t work, the rollout has been delayed from May to… Read more...

Good American Luxury Jeans Are on Sale at Bottom Dollar-Prices, and There's Plus Sizes Too

Lifehacker / 13min
When I won a gift card last year to Good American , a brand I’d never heard of, I never thought I’d become such a big fan. But hey, we all spend time trying to find jeans that fit perfectly, and for me Good American fit the bill. Read more...

Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel Cooper Lake Xeon
32Ars Technica / 30min
Intel's focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. [credit: Intel ] Intel today announced its third-generation Xeon Scalable (meaning Gold and Platinum) processors, along with new generations of its Optane persistent memory (read: extremely low-latency, high-endurance SSD) and Stratix AI FPGA pro

Must-See: SAS Employees Create Music Video

27One Mile at a Time / 36min
This can’t help but put a smile on my face. Scandinavian Airlines employees have created a music video to reflect the current times, and it’s really cute. As it’s described: This song and video was made with love for our job in aviation. It is dedicated to all SAS employees and to all Travelers who value and treasure the feeling of “coming home” when boarding an SAS Aircraft. Here’s the video: We

Watch EA Play Live with us starting at 6:40PM ET

22Engadget / 44min
EA fans, come out to Play. That intro only works if you say it in a creepy, sing-songy voice while clacking three glass bottles together, but you get the idea. EA Play Live is a digital marketing event hosted by Electronic Arts in lieu of its annual, in-person pre-E3 showcase, which was scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic. The show kicks off at 7PM ET on YouTube and Twitch, and EA is poised to

Chrome extensions with 33 million downloads slurped sensitive user data

Google Chrome Galcomm
45Ars Technica / 44min
Enlarge (credit: Kate Ter Haar ) Browser extensions downloaded almost 33 million times from Google’s Chrome Web Store covertly downloaded highly sensitive user information, a security firm said on Thursday in a report that underscores lax security measures that continue to put Internet users at risk. The extensions, which Google removed only after being privately notified of them, actively siphon

We have work to do — TPG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

The Points Guy / 45min
I started the Points Guy website 10 years ago this month. At the time, it was just me, writing stories about earning and using points and miles on nights and weekends. TPG was a hobby, a side hustle, a small operation. But TPG has grown into an international travel brand that employs 90 full-time employees and serves millions of readers every month. As it grew, TPG employed many distinct voices a

HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

SlashGear / 48min
In October 2019, HBO released the first episode in its original drama series Watchmen. The series is based on the graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons; it received critical praise and high viewer ratings with a total of nine episodes in the first season. If you aren’t an HBO subscriber and haven’t had the chance to sign up … Continue reading

The Dwight Howard-Approved U2 Modular Pillow Kickstarter Campaign Goes Live Today

Lifehacker / 55min
U2 Modular Memory Foam Pillow | $49 | U2 Sleep Read more...

TikTok explains how the recommendation system behind its ‘For You’ feed works

TikTok Algorithm Europe
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Open up short-form video app TikTok and you’re met with a stream of popular videos, tailored to your own interests. But when your friend launches TikTok on their own phone, they’ll see something different. TikTok calls this main stream of content the “For You” feed because of how it’s personalized to the individual user. But how the recommendation system worked behind the scenes was something of

6 reasons why there’s never been a better time to visit Bermuda

24The Points Guy / 1h
Bermuda has long been one of my favorite destinations in the world, ever since I had a chance to visit for just the cost of taxes and fees thanks to my All You Can Jet Pass , which netted me unlimited travel on JetBlue for an entire month in 2010. It remains one of my top picks for an easy East Coast getaway — flights are often very inexpensive from the New York City area, and you can get there w

Gig workers to companies after BLM statements: 'Prove it'

54Mashable / 1h
Black gig workers are calling out the empty gestures of solidarity and support from the companies they drive, deliver, and work for as so-called independent contractors as the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum across the U.S. Black workers affiliated with the group Gig Workers Rising penned an open letter to the heads of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Postmates, Instacart and others. In the lette

French Court Strikes Down Most of Online Hate Speech Law

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
The court ruled that the new law disproportionately infringed on freedom of speech. It was a blow to the government’s efforts to regulate content on tech platforms.

Interview: Apple’s Schiller says position on Hey app is unchanged and no rules changes are imminent

100+TechCrunch / 1h
In a brief call today about Basecamp’s Hey email app from the iOS App Store, Apple’s Phil Schiller told me that there would currently be no changes to its rules that would allow the app to continue to be offered. “Sitting here today, there’s not any changes to the rules that we are considering,” Schiller said. “There are many things that they could do to make the app work within the rules that we

What Minnesota’s Protests Are Revealing About Covid-19 Spread

200+Wired / 1h
After George Floyd’s killing, experts warned that demonstrations could set off new waves of infections. But early testing in Minneapolis tells another story.

OK, But How Big Is the PS5, Really?

PS5 PlayStation 5 Sony
Gizmodo / 1h
First came the memes about the PlayStation 5's swooped design, and now people are wondering just how big Sony’s next-generation console is going to be. From everything we’ve seen so far, the PS5 certainly looks like it will be a behemoth—it may even put your old DVD player and the original Xbox to shame. Sony hasn’t… Read more...

Matt Gaetz's bizarre shoutout to his son Nestor instantly became a copypasta meme

200+Mashable / 1h
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz wants the world to know about his large adult son, Nestor, whose announcement is now a Twitter copypasta. Nestor's existence came up during a heated exchange about race and police reform between Rep. Gaetz and Rep. Cedric Richmond during a House Judiciary meeting on Thursday. During the discussion on whether to label antifa , the decentralized political protest movement, a

1958: When World Airlines Got Together To Make Sure Onboard Food Would Be Awful

View from the Wing / 1h
A special IATA meeting was held in London to define a sandwich, and hear violations. The airline industry body declared that sandwiches had to be “cold… simple… unadorned… inexpensive” and had to “consist of a substantial and visible chunk of bread.” Moreover they could not contain anything “normally regarded as expensive or luxurious, such as smoked salmon, oysters, caviar, lobster, game, aspara

Cisco fixes major security flaws in Webex on Windows and Mac

49TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Cisco has addressed two high severity vulnerabilities in its Webex video conferencing software that could have allowed unprivileged attackers to run programs and code on vulnerable systems. The two vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2020-3263 and CVE-2020-3342, affect Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App releases earlier than version 39.5.12. and all Webex users should update their software to the lates

Spotify will soon offer exclusive DC Comics podcasts from Warner Bros

SlashGear / 1h
Spotify is the latest company to ink a deal for exclusive superhero podcasts. The announcement was made on Thursday, with Spotify saying that Warner Bros. will release exclusive Spotify podcasts based on characters from the DC Comics universe. The multiyear deal will cover narrative, scripted podcasts, according to Spotify, which says this is the first partnership that involves the full … Continu

The Pentagon Is Worried a Space Nuke Will Fry Its Satellites

200+Futurism / 1h
Space Nukes The U.S. Department of Defense released a new space strategy report on Wednesday. I n it, the military revealed that it’s concerned that nukes detonated in space could wipe out its fleet of satellites. It’s not a new concern, since space nukes were originally banned in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. But all the same, Business Insider reports that the Pentagon is particularly concerned t

Buy Iberia Avios With A 50% Bonus (1.3 Cents Each)

200+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT Often buying points can represent a great value , especially for first and business class award redemptions, where redeeming miles represents a disproportionately good deal. For those who like to buy miles, another airline has just rolled out a promotion on purchased miles, and it’s potentially a very good deal. Iberia Offering 50% Bonus On Purchased Avios

How to Make It Through Father's Day If It's Difficult for You

24Lifehacker / 1h
Like Mother’s Day —or most holidays , really—Father’s Day can be polarizing. For some, it’s a fun excuse to get the family together (well, maybe not this year) to have a barbecue and shower Dad with gifts. But for others, it triggers upsetting memories. If you fall into that second category, getting through the third… Read more...

Facebook pledges $200 million to support Black-owned businesses

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
52Engadget / 1h
Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would give $10 million to groups working on racial justice. Since then, Apple has pledged $100 million to foster racial equity, Google said it will contribute $175 million and YouTube has committed $100 million. Not to be outdone, Facebook announced today that it will now spend $200 million to support Black-owned businesses and organizations. Of t

Hubble Captures Heartbreaking Images of Dying Stars

400+Futurism / 1h
A new study sheds reveals the spectacular final stages of stars nearing the end of their lives. Using fresh observations of two distant nebulas collected in multi-wavelength form by NASA’s Hubble space telescope, a team of astronomers made several new discoveries about what stars go through as they die. “These new multi-wavelength Hubble observations provide the most comprehensive view to date of

Mask or No Mask, Anti-Fog Coating Is Free at GlassesUSA With Any Purchase Over $100

28Gizmodo / 2h
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TwitchCon San Diego has been canceled

34Engadget / 2h
Twitch has canceled TwitchCon San Diego, the annual event it runs to showcase what’s next for the streaming platform and to bring its community together. It cited "restrictions on large gatherings and ongoing concerns for the health and safety of our community" due to the COVID-19 pandemic as entirely understandable reasons for nixing the event, which had been set to run from September 25th to 27

Is Your Employer Required to Report Workplace Cases of COVID-19?

24Lifehacker / 2h
Though no one seems to have told the coronavirus , apparently the pandemic is over. Certainly lockdowns are easing and many of us have been or will soon be required to report back to the workplace—if you haven’t still been going there all along. With new cases of the virus on the rise and little to national appetite… Read more...

Here's a First Glimpse at Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Gizmodo / 2h
We’ve been hearing rumors about all the devices—including a brand new smartwatch—that Samsung might show off at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. But new leaked photos may have just given us the first look at the Galaxy Watch 3. Read more...

SDCC Halts Eisner Awards Voting Due to Weird Security Screw-Up

32Gizmodo / 2h
The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con to go entirely digital this year. But voting for the annual Eisner Awards was meant to go rather smoothly as people could participate through an online portal put together with SDCC’s organizers . Just as the deadline for voting was seemingly extended ,… Read more...

2021 Ford F-150 new lights, tech & an unusual seat teased

Ford Mustang Mach-E
SlashGear / 2h
Ford will double down on tech and cabin features in the new 2021 F-150, though the biggest changes to the best-selling pickup look set to be hidden from sight. The automaker plans to reveal the new truck on June 25, though a combination of leaked and early-announced features have already given us a solid idea of what to expect. It’s … Continue reading

New Plan to Deflect Killer Asteroids: Tie Their Shoelaces Together

100+Futurism / 2h
See You Next Fall If it comes down to stopping a killer asteroid before it ends life on Earth, a technique similar to a classic schoolyard prank might be what saves the world. Basically, scientists suggest tethering the inbound killer asteroid to another one, according to research published last month in The European Physical Journal Special Topics . Doing so would send both objects careening awa

This New RNA-Based Health Intelligence Service Is the Ultimate Gut Health Tool

Futurism / 2h
When it comes to living a happy and fulfilling life, the importance of good health cannot be overstated. Though it’s not an end in itself, good health helps make all the things that really matter possible. So what steps are you taking to make sure your health is as strong as it possibly can be? Thanks to decades of advanced scientific research, today we know more about the foundations of good hea

GameClub brings its subscription-based gaming catalog to Android

89TechCrunch / 2h
Subscription-based access to mobile gaming content is fueling new services like Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass . Last fall, a startup called GameClub entered the mix , as well, to test the idea that subscriptions could also produce new revenue streams for some of mobile gaming’s greatest hits. At launch, GameClub’s $5 per month subscription service was available only on iOS, offering access to

Plume is building a healthcare service specifically for the transgender community

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Plume , the Denver-based startup that provides hormone replacement therapies and medical consultations tailored to the trans community, could not be launching at a time when the company’s services are more needed. It’s no hyperbole to say that transgender citizens in the United States are under attack. Whether from government policies that are intended to defund their access to insurer-provided m

Study links staying up late with big impact on emotions, performance

SlashGear / 2h
If you’ve been staying up later than usual to finish a work project or study for a big test, you may be harming your long-term performance and your mood, a new study warns. Researchers with the Norweigan University of Science and Technology found that it only takes a few days of staying up a couple of hours past bedtime to … Continue reading

Could iOS 14 actually be called iPhone OS? This leaker thinks so

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
As the Apple WWDC 2020 keynote approaches, we may see some rebranding of the company's software: a leak claims that iOS will be renamed iPhone OS. That comes courtesy of noted leaker Jon Prosser. This time, he simply tweeted ‘iPhone OS’: Given the proximity to Apple’s WWDC 2020 event, which starts June 22, it’s possible that Apple will take the opportunity to rebrand iOS to iPhone OS, if this twe

Mask or No Mask, Anti-Fog Coating Is Free at GlassesUSA With Any Purchase Over $100

28Lifehacker / 2h
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Honeywell will let other companies tap into its quantum computer

67Engadget / 2h
Honeywell's quantum computer is now commercially available after it was first announced in March . The company, best known in the US for making thermostats, says enterprise customers can access the machine either directly through one of its own interfaces or via Microsoft's Azure Quantum portal . As it did when it unveiled the device, Honeywell claims it's the world's most powerful quantum comput

iPhone 12 and Pro prices could excite longtime holdouts

iPhone 12 Pro Max Apple
SlashGear / 3h
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro (as they’re called until Apple officially acknowledges their existence) may create an undeniable value proposition for longtime iPhone holdouts. If what we’ve seen in the pricing setup rumor mill turns out entirely accurate, we’ll see not just one or two new iPhones, and not just one or two different price points for a … Continue reading

Nintendo Isn't Sure What to Do About Your 'Animal Crossing' Trafficking Scheme

26How-To Geek / 3h
Under the cute veneer of Animal Crossing: New Horizons hides a dubious black market, where animals, rare furniture, and bags of digital currency are exchanged for real-world cash. Nintendo is well aware of your Raymond eBay store, but the company isn’t entirely sure what to do about it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Synology DS220+ NAS Review: An Affordable Workhorse for Every Home

How-To Geek / 3h
For some time, we’ve said one of the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) units you can buy is the Synology DS218+ model. It’s affordable, flexible, quiet, and doesn’t take up much space. But at two years old, it’s long in the tooth. That’s ok, the Synology DiskStation DS220+ is here to take its place, and you get everything we’ve come to love from the old model with some improvements. Read This A

Guinness reinstates Billy ‘King of Kong’ Mitchell’s world records

500+Engadget / 3h
Billy "Video Game Player of the Century" Mitchell has been vindicated. Today, Guinness World Records reinstated the Donkey Kong and Pac-Man records that were stripped from Mitchell in 2018. Once again, Mitchell holds the first perfect score on Pac-Man and several records for the highest score on Donkey Kong . He has also redeemed recognition as the first player to reach the kill screen on Donkey

Perk Up Your Iced Coffee With Cocktail Bitters

52Lifehacker / 3h
We have already established that cocktail bitters go beyond the cocktail. They bring depth to lemonade , flavor to royal icing , and sophistication to potato salad . It should come as no surprise then that they’re also very good in iced coffee. Read more...

5 International Sci-Fi Shows Worth Checking Out on Netflix

96Gizmodo / 3h
Science fiction has a rich history in countless cultures, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea . And Netflix has been getting in on the action for a while now. Here are our five picks for international sci-fi shows you should definitely check out on the streaming platform. Read more...

Deal alert: Nonstop flights to South America in 2021 from $232 round-trip

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. If South America is on your list of places to visit once travel returns, you’re in luck. We’re curre

Mapillary, the crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world via a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, has been acquired by Facebook, according to the company’s blog . Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed. The Mapillary team and project will become part of Facebook’s broader open mapping efforts. Mapillary also says its “commitment to OpenStreetMap st

Tech companies just found out about Juneteenth, and this is what they’re doing

100+TechCrunch / 3h
In light of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Rayshard Brooks, as well as the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Juneteenth has quickly made its way onto the radar of tech companies. On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas, became aware of their freedom. This was about two months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered in Virginia and more than two-and-half

How to Trade in Your MacBook at an Apple Store

Apple AirPods MacBook
20Lifehacker / 3h
Apple has accepted MacBook trade-ins for years, but only by mail. The company has finally lifted this restriction, and customers in the U.S. and Canada can hand over their old MacBooks at their local Apple Stores in exchange for credit that can be used immediately towards a new purchase (or applied to an Apple Store… Read more...

Apple’s Rejection of Facebook’s Gaming App Conveniently Leaks Just When Everyone’s Mad at Apple

Apple 14 App Store
65Gizmodo / 3h
Facebook released a stand-alone gaming app in April, but, try as it might, the company can’t convince Apple to allow it in the iOS App Store. Facebook has submitted the app five times, in fact, according to the New York Times . The reason? Apple doesn’t allow apps that are essentially storefronts for distributing… Read more...

Google’s new social network Keen: How does it work?

Google Pinterest Keen
SlashGear / 3h
Keen is a new social network from Google and the creators at Google Area 120. It’s an experimental sort of system in which users can create a “Keen” with a set of keywords for their interests. These “Keens” automatically retrieve “resources” (webpages and articles and such) for the user at user-set intervals of time. You can also “collaborate” on a … Continue reading

Antigua has been open for two weeks; here are the rules for visiting

22The Points Guy / 3h
The Caribbean twin islands of Antigua and Barbuda reopened to tourists in early June. But it’s taken two weeks for the country to offer clear guidance for hopeful visitors. TPG’s Brian Kelly canceled a June trip to Antigua last minute due to the lack of information on permitted activities. However, the nation finally updated its website this past week with travel guidelines, although not everythi

JetBlue Brings Mint To Newark, Adds Leisure Routes

57One Mile at a Time / 3h
JetBlue has just announced some route additions for the coming months, including some exciting new markets that will feature JetBlue’s Mint service. JetBlue is adding 30 new domestic routes, specifically to serve customers in markets where leisure and VFR (visiting friends and relatives) travel is showing signs of strength. This is because business travel is facing a less certain recovery timelin

US set to block activation of controversial undersea web cable

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The US government will likely block the activation of an undersea web cable linking the US to Hong Kong over fears of Chinese data theft. The Pacific Light Cable Network was first announced in 2016 as a partnership between Google, Facebook and other companies with the aim of boosting internet speeds and capacity between North America and Asia. However, a US government committee known as “Team Tel

This is AMD’s secret weapon against Intel and it could change personal computing forever

AMD Ryzen 3000Xt 3 Intel
61TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
AMD’s big announcement this week was the launch of the new Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs - a stopgap between the current generation and the Ryzen 4000 series expected to launch later this year. Tucked away at the foot of the press release is mention of something that might become a fundamental part of AMD’s toolset, sooner rather than later, as it seeks to compete more sustainably with arch nemesis Intel. T

Apple Podcasts may get personalized recommendations in iOS 14

Apple 14 App Store
44Engadget / 3h
The upcoming iOS 14 software release will include some notable changes to the Apple’s Podcasts app, such as a feature that suggests podcasts you may like based on what you currently listen to, according to 9to5Mac . The leak comes ahead of the virtual WWDC next Monday, where Apple is expected to reveal more about iOS 14. The new podcast feature will reportedly work similar to Apple Music’s “For Y

Elgato Wave:1 and Wave:3 microphones are made for loud streamers

SlashGear / 3h
Elgato Gaming has introduced two new microphones, the Wave:1 and Wave:3. Both models are targeted at podcasters, streamers, and anyone else who needs to record high-end audio, but the latter of the two models brings something extra special with it, offering a few more features and a higher price tag. Both models feature proprietary tech that prevents distortion even if … Continue reading

Crayta Stadia “free” launch better battle Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox

SlashGear / 3h
Crayta is a game that’ll be launched on Google Staida first, for free, just so long as you have a Stadia Pro subscription. You can also purchase the game on its own, on Staida, for approximately $40 USD. But why would you want to buy this game you might never have heard of before right this minute? Crayta will have … Continue reading

Track Your Spending with Microsoft's New 'Money' Template for Excel

28Lifehacker / 3h
If you’re tired of using third-party services to track your spending—either because they aren’t as useful as you thought they would be or you’re concerned about giving third-party services access to your bank account and credit cards—you can now connect your various financial accounts directly to Microsoft Excel. All… Read more...

‘Miss Juneteenth’ director talks about capturing her hometown on film

36Mashable / 3h
'Miss Juneteenth' director Channing Godfrey crafts a complex film about family, community and history. Read more... More about Film , Mashable Video , Independent Film , Juneteenth , and Entertainment

The new 'Baldur's Gate 3' gameplay is a testament to how far we've come

24Mashable / 3h
It's abundantly clear that Baldur's Gate 3 is an immense game, and Thursday's gameplay demonstration during IGN's Summer of Gaming left a mark in showing just how far role-playing video games have come over the years. The new Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay starts off with a combat scenario against goblins, followed by a tense conversation that players will have to navigate through and a deeper dive int

Your Home Gym Needs These Underrated Upgrades

20Lifehacker / 3h
I’ve been training at home since March, and I’ve gotten to know my home gym (aka “some piles of rusty stuff in my garage”) pretty well during this time. Besides the obvious—weights and such—it turns out there are a few little things that can make a garage feel a bit more like a real gym. Read more...

A New York Primary Challenger Shows Why the Green New Deal Has to Take on the Military

93Gizmodo / 3h
The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. Yet the carbon footprint of warfare hasn’t been a central focus of the U.S. climate movement. Even the game-changing Green New Deal resolution that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced last year—the most… Read more...

Your Coronavirus Antibodies Might Fade After Just a Few Months

1KFuturism / 4h
After your immune system fights off a disease, conventional wisdom dictates that your body builds up resistance to it in the future. Unfortunately, when it comes to COVID-19, the reality may be more complex. The main way that the immune system builds up resistance is by producing antibodies , which are proteins coded to hunt down specific pathogens. Sometimes, these antibodies fend off disease fo

One Cruise Line Restarts July 11. What Cruises Are Going To Look Like

View from the Wing / 4h
They claim they can offer "no cases of COVID-19 contamination" through "100 percent monitoring of people and goods before boarding" and strict health protocols. There are great protocols, but there are two problems that are stoppers. Continue reading ...

Who’s writing first checks into startups?

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Over the past two decades, the venture capital industry has exploded beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations. What began as a sleepy industry in Boston and Menlo Park has now expanded to dozens of cities the world over. The National Venture Capital Association estimates that VCs deployed more than $130 billion in 2018 and 2019, and thousands of new investors have joined the ranks in recent years to

How we’re rebuilding the VC industry

100+TechCrunch / 4h
The venture capital industry is less transparent today than at any time in recent memory. For all the talk about expanding access and improving its sordid record on diversity, in reality, it has never been harder for founders to figure out who can even write a check to their startups in the first place. When I first returned to TechCrunch after my second stint in venture capital, my first piece w

A robot sloth will (very slowly) survey endangered species

100+Engadget / 4h
Most animal-inspired robots are designed to move quickly, but Georgia Tech’s latest is just the opposite. Their newly developed SlothBot is built to study animals, plants and the overall environment below them by moving as little as possible. It inches along overhead cables only when necessary, charging itself with solar panels to monitor factors like carbon dioxide levels and weather for as long

A Small Company Is Quietly Planning a Moon Mission Next Year

500+Futurism / 4h
Moon Orbiter Aerospace startup Rocket Lab is planning a private mission to the Moon in 2021, The Verge reports — meaning that, if it’s successful, it’ll become the first-ever commercial lunar orbiter. The California-based aerospace startup is hoping to send its CAPSTONE spacecraft to orbit the Moon and to test out navigation systems, laying groundwork for future visits. The company isn’t starting

Make a COVID-19 Backup Plan Before You Return to the Office

47Lifehacker / 4h
After months of working from home and only from home, you might be excited by the prospect of going back to your office. Shared microwaves! Water-cooler chit-chat! Conference room reservations running over! All inconveniences of the past, but novelties of the new normal. Read more...

Elgato's first USB microphones are aimed at streamers

66Engadget / 4h
Whether you stream your game sessions, run a podcast or record vocal performances, you need a decent mic. Elgato is throwing its hat into the USB mic ring with its new Wave 1 and Wave 3 units -- which shouldn’t be a shock since Corsair has been using the brand to cater to streamers since it acquired the company a few years ago. But given that these are Elgato’s first attempts at USB mics, the res

Google updates mesh WiFi routers to make slow internet more usable

SlashGear / 4h
Google’s mesh routers are getting a WiFi update to make the experience of slower internet connections less frustrating, including greater control over priority devices like a work laptop. The new update is being released for both Nest Wifi and its predecessor Google Wifi, the company says, and will be installed automatically. Google isn’t saying exactly what technical changes are behind … Continu

Apple Now Supports In-Store Mac Trade-Ins

33Gizmodo / 4h
Apple users will now be able to trade-in their old Macs in physical Apple Stores rather than having to use the company’s online system for these devices. Read more...

"Why do LGBTQ people love superheroes?": Queer celebs discuss their Batman and Bond obsessions

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Is James Bond a gay icon? Despite his (often) problematic, womanizing ways, why do so many queer people cite the “Double-O” agent as a childhood idol? Those are the million-dollar questions that inspired us to launch our new video series, Why We Love, with an episode dedicated to the mainstream action heroes that… Read more...

Introduction: The Last Trip (For Now)

21One Mile at a Time / 4h
I’ve been sitting on this trip report for three months now (where have three months gone?) because it just hasn’t felt like the right time to talk about travel details, and this particular trip was odd from the start. This trip took place in early March, right at the start of this Pernicious Meantime we are all living in, and can only be relayed through that lens. We are all familiar with the Bef

'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' is about half as long as the original game

Miles Morales Spider-Man
200+Engadget / 4h
The existence of Spider-Man: Miles Morales was only confirmed a week ago, but the messaging about what the probable PS5 launch title actually is has been messy to say the least. It seemed for a hot minute that it’d be an expansion to PS4’s Spider-Man , but Insomniac soon made it clear that it’s a standalone game. The developer has now gone into more detail about what you can expect when you get y

Cash crunch forces British Airways to sell its famous lounge art collection

The Points Guy / 4h
British Airways, like airlines around the world , is facing an unprecedented financial challenge. Back in April, the cash-strapped airline announced it would lay off 12,000 employees — over a quarter of its workforce. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Now, the airline is quietly selling one of its most valuable assets: its art collection. T

This Giant Battery Is Powered by Compressed Air

100+Futurism / 4h
Air Power In order to make renewable energy more efficient, a U.K. power company is building a giant energy storage facility that uses compressed air to store energy like a giant battery. When the facility is complete, it will use surplus electricity to compress a giant air tank so much that the air turns into a liquid, The Guardian reports . The air can then be decompressed to power a giant turb

Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

200+NYT > Technology / 4h
The Amazon-owned site, known for showing video game play, has become a hub for airing the sit-ins and marches over racial inequality.

How to Use Shortcuts in iOS

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28Lifehacker / 4h
The Shortcuts app is a powerful automation tool that could help you optimize your life and save a lot of time on everyday tasks. In the video above, I share some ways I use Shortcuts and the resources I used to learn more about them. Read more...

Give Your Wrists Some Relief With This $8 Wrist Rest for Keyboards

24Lifehacker / 4h
Rosewill Wrist Rest for Keyboards | $8 | Newegg Read more...

Windows 10 update can chop RAM hog Chrome

SlashGear / 4h
The latest Windows 10 update appears to roll with a feature that allows the user to cut the amount of RAM used by the Google Chrome web browser. Window 10 May 2020 Update, also known as update 20H1, cuts RAM use for Win32 apps aplenty. If you’re the sort of person that uses Microsoft’s own Edge web browser, you might … Continue reading

Gaming's response to BLM: Louder than expected, but just the bare minimum

20Mashable / 5h
Jess Joho, Jordan Minor, and Jeffrey L. Wilson discuss the video game industry’s response to the ongoing protests. What should these companies do to truly show their commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement? Read more... More about Sony , Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Video Games , and Summer Of Gaming

Google's Area 120 reveals Pinterest-like app called Keen

Google Pinterest Keen
37Engadget / 5h
The latest experiment to come out of Google’s Area 120 sounds an awful lot like Pinterest. The new web and Android app, Keen, encourages users to make a “Keen” (essentially a Pinterest board) about any topic they’d like. Users can add links, photos and other resources, invite friends to collaborate and follow “Keens” they find interesting. Behind the scenes, Google will use its machine learning t

You can now trade in your old Mac at Apple's retail Stores

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36Mashable / 5h
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Project xCloud could be in for an Xbox Series X-sized upgrade

SlashGear / 5h
2020 should end up being a big year for Microsoft’s Project xCloud, but a new report today is suggesting that 2021 could be just as big for the service. Microsoft is planning to launch Project xCloud as part of Xbox Game Pass later this year – thereby unleashing its Google Stadia and PlayStation Now competitor – but next year, we … Continue reading

Learn the History of Juneteenth in 2 Minutes With This Video

400+Lifehacker / 5h
Though it’s very much in the public consciousness this year, Juneteenth is not a new concept. The day commemorates the end of the Civil War and the freeing of enslaved black people throughout the Confederacy, and it has been celebrated for generations. Juneteenth is also not a “black holiday,” but an American holiday.… Read more...

Google Chrome might have a huge security flaw

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A new spyware campaign has been discovered which used malicious Google Chrome extensions downloaded by 32m people to steal user data and credentials online. As reported by Reuters , security researchers at Awake Security alerted Google to the presence of more than 70 malicious add-ons on the official Chrome Web Store that have now been removed. The majority of the free extensions in question eith

Scientists Grow Petri Dish Mini-Brains With Neanderthal DNA

500+Futurism / 5h
Neanderthal Mini-Brains To study how early humans related to the ancient human subspecies known as Neanderthals, CNN reports , a team of European scientists grew mini-brains from human stem cells that contain Neanderthal DNA and proteins. “We were curious how much of the Neanderthal genome could be explored if you just have access to stem cells from the right people,” Grayson Camp, lead author of

Guinness reinstates Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong, Pac-Man records [Updated]

500+Ars Technica / 5h
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday announces the reversal of its decision on Billy Mitchell's records. Guinness World Records has reinstated a number of classic video game world records held by Billy Mitchell. The move comes just over two years after Mitchell's records were expunged following an investigation by Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard, which partners with Guinnes

An Ancient Dark Crystal Mystic Comes to Life for the First Time in a New Book of Thra

200+Gizmodo / 5h
The world of Thra is full of incredible beings and creatures, from major civilizations like the Gelfling and the Skesis, to humble landstriders and adorable (and occasionally horrifying) Nurlocs. Now, a new book wants to detail Thra’s grand bestiary—and io9 has an exclusive look inside shows. Read more...

The countdown to Mars 2020 is on – and NASA can’t afford to miss it

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21SlashGear / 5h
The deadline for NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 mission to launch is fast-approaching – and the US space agency isn’t accepting the possibility of delay or defeat. In the pipeline for eight years now, Mars 2020 isn’t short on challenges – including a parachute to land on the red planet’s surface, a brand new experimental helicopter, and a whole new rover … Continue reading

How TikTok's 'For You' Algorithm Works

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300+Wired / 5h
For the first time, the social media company is opening up about its most mysterious feature.

Why the Olympics should add esports

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Brandon Byrne Contributor Brandon Byrne is the CEO and co-founder of Opera Event, a technology platform that connects content creators, teams and sponsors to one another programmatically and at scale. He was previously the CFO of Team Liquid and VP of Finance and Administration at Curse. I recently sat on a panel for gaming website Pocket Gamer that was focused on esports and the Olympics. We wer

Did your Sony Xperia 1 II order get delayed? This may be why

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Sony Xperia 1 II has been delayed for a variety of customers who pre-ordered the handset ready for the June 18 release date in the UK. According to numerous sources who contacted TechRadar, Sony delayed orders that were made on its "official partner store". Some of those customers were informed on June 17, which was the day before the phone was meant to arrive for many. These are the very bes

What to expect from Apple's online-only WWDC 2020

100Engadget / 5h
2020 has been weird for about a thousand different reasons, but some of tech's biggest players are doing their best to stick to business as usual. In Apple's case, that means ensuring its Worldwide Developer Conference -- a fixture of the company's calendar since 1987 -- went on as usual. (Or at least, as "usual" as things can be right now.) Like Microsoft did with its software showcase last mont

Why I’m excited about JetBlue’s Mint expansion — and you should be too

82The Points Guy / 5h
Earlier Thursday, JetBlue announced that it’s going to be expanding its route network over the next few months. While most airlines are looking to cut routes during the global pandemic, the New York-based carrier has launched service on 30 new routes , beefing up its presence in some Florida focus cities and some smaller outstations like Philadelphia. Most interestingly, though, is the fact that

'Cyberpunk 2077' is delayed yet again until November 19th

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200+Engadget / 5h
CD Projekt Red has postponed Cyberpunk 2077 yet again. It moved the release date back another two long months, from September 17th to November 19th. An important development update — Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 18, 2020 The retro-futuristic RPG is ready in terms of gameplay and content, but the studio suggests it needs a bit of extra time to make sure all of Cy

How Social Media Has Changed Civil Rights Protests

100+NYT > Technology / 5h
Social media allows us “to see a reality that has been entirely visible to some people and invisible to others,” says this Princeton professor.

A bunch of Amazon devices are back on sale for Father’s Day

33Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by another round of deals on various Amazon devices , covering Echo smart speakers and displays, Kindle ebook readers, and Fire TV media streamers. Amazon is promoting these as Father's Day deals, and while most of the offers don't match the all-time low prices we've typically seen on Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day—many are about $5

Get Ready for Another Summer of Out-of-Control Ticks

82Gizmodo / 5h
The U.S. tick problem is not getting any better. And, unfortunately, we’re doing a dreadful job at tracking their movements, let alone keeping them in check, according to a new study out Wednesday. Read more...

Venture outdoors (responsibly) with new gear from the Coleman camping sale

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Save up to 48% on a selection of bestselling Coleman camping gear at Amazon , as of June 18. That includes essentials such as tents, lanterns, coolers, and much more. We all have to continue to maintain social distancing, but it's still just as important to get some fresh air. And with regular summer vacation plans out the window, the prospect of safe and responsible camping is now more en

Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review

FBI Etsy Philadelphia
500+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Instagram photo of a masked woman, identified by the FBI as Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, on May 30, 2020 in Philadelphia. (credit: FBI) To some extent, every Internet user leaves a digital trail. So when a masked arsonist was seen on video setting fire to a police car on the day of a recent protest in Philadelphia, the fact that her face was hidden didn't prevent a Federal Bureau of Inves

Microsoft reportedly plans Xbox Series X upgrades for xCloud next year

100+Engadget / 5h
Microsoft is upgrading its xCloud game-streaming service with more powerful hardware based on the Xbox Series X sometime next year, according to The Verge . Sources also told The Verge that even more powerful PC server blades are being tested for streaming PC games over xCloud, a game-streaming service for mobile devices. The xCloud service would be incorporated into Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s a

Daily Crunch: Twitter rolls out audio tweets

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Twitter tries to make audio tweets a thing, the U.K. backtracks on its contact-tracing app and Apple’s App Store revenue share is at the center of a new controversy. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 18, 2020. 1. Twitter begins rolling out audio tweets on iOS Twitter is rolling out audio tweets, which do exactly what you’d expect — allow users to share thoughts in audio form. The feature will onl

The 2021 Acura TLX’s best safety feature is something you’ll hopefully never see

SlashGear / 6h
Acura will get to launch Honda’s new airbag design, cradling the front passenger’s head and helping avoid brain injuries with a clever triple-bag layout. The new airbag – which has been compared to a baseball catcher’s mitt, only in this case your head is the ball – was previewed by Honda last year, and will make its commercial debut in … Continue reading

Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

100+NYT > Technology / 6h
Months after other countries, Britain will now use technology provided by Apple and Google to build a contact-tracing app.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed until November

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Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again, CD Projekt Red announced today on Twitter , with a new release date of November 19, 2020. According to the studio's co-founder and the head of CD Projekt Red, the decision was made to give the team time to balance the game and fix bugs before its release. "At the time we are writing these words, Cyberpunk 2077 is finished both content and gameplay-wise... Bu


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Developers are divided on the EU’s App Store investigation

64Engadget / 6h
Is the App Store fair to developers? And does Apple’s vice-like grip over app distribution stifle competition? These questions have been brought up and debated since the App Store was launched back in July 2008. For the most part, though, independent developers have either fallen in line or accepted that they can’t offer native iOS applications. So why is everyone talking about them again? On Tue

Twitter begins testing audio tweets

Popular Mechanics / 6h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Cyberpunk 2077 delayed into ideal sale date

Cyberpunk 2077 November
SlashGear / 6h
Another day, another delay of the game Cyberpunk 2077. This time, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski and head of studio Adam Badowski suggested that they’ve got another good reason. This time, the delay pushes the release from September 17, 2020, to November 19, 2020 – right to the point at which they’ve selling the game at the same time … Continue reading

The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia

300+Wired / 6h
The Boogaloo Bois have been showing up online and IRL since the start of 2020. Now they're materializing at George Floyd protests.

Acura has invented an airbag that works like a catcher’s mitt

61Ars Technica / 6h
Hopefully something we never have to see in person—an inflated three-chamber airbag. You can see here how the two outboard chambers are connected by a fabric sail. [credit: Acura ] Cars, trucks, and SUVs are safer today than they've ever been, but with 22,891 recorded US passenger vehicle fatalities in 2018 , it's obvious we still have some way to go. That's where today's invention comes in—it's

Amazon and Valentino team up in joint lawsuit against New York counterfeiter over Rockstud knock-offs

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon is ramping up its efforts to tackle counterfeiting on its platform by aiming for the higher end of the fashion market. Today the e-commerce giant announced that it has jointly filed a lawsuit with Italian luxury brand Valentino against Buffalo, New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan for copying a famous Valentino shoe style — the Garavani Rockstud, pictured abo

Take a Cold Bag of Meat to Your Next BBQ

84Lifehacker / 6h
It’s almost impossible to talk about sous-vide cooking without someone bringing up the “wet bag.” “I don’t want food that looks like it just came out of a wet bag,” they say. “I just don’t find the idea of eating out of a wet bag that appealing.” These sentences aren’t absurd, but they are a little silly, as anyone… Read more...

In Our First Look at Zack Snyder's Justice League, Wonder Woman Faces the Myth of Darkseid

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300+Gizmodo / 6h
Darkseid Is , and most importantly, Darkseid is here . Read more...

XPS 13 price cut: Dell's XPS 13 touch laptop is on sale for just $779.99

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If you're looking to score a deal on a touchscreen laptop then Dell has you covered. Right now you can get the XPS 13 touch laptop on sale for $779.99 . That's a $70 discount and a fantastic price for a powerful laptop. The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge touch display and packs 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U processor. The touchscreen laptop recei

Apple's 256GB iPad Air is on sale for $549

55Engadget / 6h
Amazon has discounted the 256GB model iPad Air to $549 . When you visit the retailer's iPad Air product page, you'll see the price listed at $620. Combined with Amazon’s lower starting price, you'll get the discount through a $70 coupon that's automatically applied at checkout for a total savings of $100. Another thing to keep is you can still take advantage of the promo even though the 256GB mod

Implement DevSecOps to transform your business to IT-as-code

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Michael Fraser Contributor Michael Fraser is an Air Force Veteran and co-founder of Refactr , a DevSecOps automation platform that helps tech teams modernize towards IT-as-code. Conduct an online search and you’ll find close to one million websites offering their own definition of DevSecOps. Why is it that domain experts and practitioners alike continue to iterate on analogous definitions? Likely

I Just Took A Flight, And Airplane Face Mask Enforcement Is A Mess

300+One Mile at a Time / 6h
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • I’m Traveling For The First Time In 99 Days, And I’m Kind Of Anxious • Yesterday I took a five hour American Airlines flight from Miami to Las Vegas, which was my first flight in 99 days. I have so many thoughts about the current state of the air travel experience, but first wanted to dedicate a post specifically to some observations about face mask usage, because this

Thrustmaster unveils official Airbus gear ahead of ‘Flight Simulator’ release

200+Engadget / 6h
In anticipation of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator , Thrustmaster has unveiled “licensed by Airbus” gear that’s perfect for proper plane geeks. The new brand, TCA or Thrustmaster Civil Aviation, includes a modular sidestick, dual thrust lever throttle with add-on modules, an Officer bundle pack and new metal desk clamp. It’s meant to provide an even more life-like experience for civil aviation s

Intercom announces the promotion of Karen Peacock to CEO

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Three years ago almost to the day, Intercom announced that it was bringing former Intuit exec Karen Peacock on board as COO . Today, she got promoted to CEO, effective July 1. Current CEO and company co-founder Eoghan McCabe will become Chairman. As it turns out, these moves aren’t a coincidence. McCabe had been actively thinking about a succession plan when he hired Peacock. “When I first starte

Startup Says It’ll Launch You Into the Stratosphere on a Balloon

1KFuturism / 6h
Balloon Vision A startup wants to send you to the edge of space, lifted by a giant balloon. The company, Space Perspective, is run by husband-and-wife team Taber MacCallum and Jane Poynter, who unveiled their grand vision today, GeekWire reports . The pair already attempted to get a similar venture off the ground in 2013, but pivoted to smaller scientific balloons in 2015 instead. They even launc

Apple's App Store Is Due a Reckoning

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60Gizmodo / 6h
The long-standing controversy over the so-called “Apple tax” the company imposes on apps in its App store has resurfaced in a new standoff with recently launched email management app Hey, a dispute that brings into sharp focus the unchecked dictatorial power Apple wields over apps and their creators—and one that’s… Read more...

Stretch your miles: the complete guide to airline coronavirus promotions

The Points Guy / 6h
As travel starts to slowly ramp back up, airlines are offering lucrative mileage earning and redemptions promotions to entice travelers to book post- coronavirus travel. These promotions offer more ways for travelers to bulk up their mileage balances, accelerate elite status earning, and redeem awards at lower rates. We’ll give you a look at all the currently available coronavirus promotions offe

Here’s how genes from covid-19 survivors could help you

100+MIT Technology Review / 6h
Potential weapons against covid-19 include manufactured antibodies, serum transfusions from survivors, antivirals, steroids, and more than 100 vaccine candidates, some now advancing toward decisive tests in volunteers. But there’s another approach to battling the virus—one that hasn’t won much attention, but which in the future could become the fastest way to beat back a pandemic. It involves iso

YouTube announces a new shoppable ad format

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
YouTube today announced a new direct response ad format that will make YouTube video ads more “shoppable” by adding browsable product images underneath the ad to drive traffic directly to brands’ product pages. The introduction of the format comes at a time when advertisers are trying to find new ways to capture consumers’ growing interest in e-commerce shopping, amid a pandemic that’s kept peopl

Google’s latest experiment is Keen, an automated, machine-learning based version of Pinterest

Google Pinterest Keen
100+TechCrunch / 6h
A new project called Keen is launching today from Google’s in-house incubator for new ideas, Area 120, to help users track their interests. The app is like a modern rethinking of the Google Alerts service , which allows users to monitor the web for specific content. Except instead of sending emails about new Google Search results, Keen leverages a combination of machine learning techniques and hu

Despite pandemic setbacks, the clean energy future is underway

72TechCrunch / 6h
Roger Duncan Contributor Roger Duncan is a former Research Fellow at the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and the former General Manager of Austin Energy. He is the co-author of the upcoming book, "The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power." The economic lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has had an immediate negative impact on renewable energy projects

What to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2020

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Okay, so, first and foremost, this is going to be a weird one. Mostly because it’s 2020 and everything is just weird now and we have to deal with that until the next, weirder thing comes along. But while an online-only World Wide Developer Conference is certainly unprecedented for Apple, there’s some recent online precedent from the competition that should give us a preview of what’s to come. Mic

K.K. Slider's fans span rock stars and remixers

100+Engadget / 6h
Every Saturday night, pop-punk icon Mark Hoppus does exactly what you’d expect him to do: He goes to a concert. The Blink-182 frontman changes his clothes, tracks down a few friends and goes to watch another prolific artist. Over the past months, this singer-songwriter has not only enjoyed a titanic boost in exposure but has unwittingly strummed the soundtrack to a generation-defining pandemic. T

How to Set Up a Zero-Based Budget

38Lifehacker / 6h
So far, we’ve reviewed setups for two budgeting methods that focus on broad categories and modifying your allocations to each: The 50/20/30 budget and the 60/40 budget . Read more...

Make the Most of Your Alone Time With 20% Percent off the Satisfyer Pro 2 [Exclusive]

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20% off Satisfyer Pro 2 | $47 | Bellesa Boutique | Promo code INVENTORY Read more...

Disney's 'Brink!' cast reunion will warm your soul skater heart

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Canada Transport Minister Defends Making Passengers Give Risky Interest-Free Loans To Airlines

View from the Wing / 6h
Air Canada, along with other Canadian airlines, hasn't been refunding tickets when they cancel flights. The Canadian government has backed them, though for flights to or from the U.S. it's a clear violation of U.S. law. Telling customers they can only have a voucher, to use later, is effectively an interest-free loan (they hold onto the money until they earn it later) and a risky one (risk that t

Meteorologists highlight Earth’s stark, dramatic warming

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Be careful when buying Pokemon Sword and Shield’s expansion pass

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Yesterday, the first expansion in the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass launched. The Isle of Armor promises a slate of new Pokemon, a new region to explore, and even new clothes to wear, and while many probably pre-ordered the expansion pass, those who haven’t already paid for it should proceed with caution. As it turns out, it’s possible to … Continue reading

Feds Charge Philly Protester With Torching Police Cars After Following Unnerving Online Trail

FBI Etsy Philadelphia
500+Gizmodo / 6h
FBI agents used online evidence including an Etsy shop and profiles on LinkedIn and fashion website Poshmark to identify and charge a woman they say set fire to two police cars during recent protests in Philly, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer . Read more...

How to Create a New Audio Tweet in iOS

Twitter Voice Feature iOS
24Lifehacker / 6h
iOS: Twitter launched a new feature yesterday that allows you to tweet audio recordings directly from its iOS app (sorry, Android fans). You still can’t edit misspellings in your tweets, but you can now annoy all your followers by posting audio messages they’ll have to listen to. Read more...

Google's latest Chrome experiment lets you jam on a piano with friends

94Engadget / 7h
Online virtual pianos aren’t exactly a rarity, but being able to jam with friends easily is. The Shared Piano beta from Google’s Chrome Music Lab makes it dead simple, though, and no musical instruments or MIDI controllers are needed. Just load up the web app and send the link around to create a virtual practice space. You can choose between a piano, drums, strings, woodwinds and more to create y

Strange Theory: Entire Universe Structured by “Quantum Static”

500+Futurism / 7h
Quantum Static Scientists have a new plan to test a bizarre theory that’s resisted confirmation for decades. In the very first moments of the universe, some researchers suspect that the arrangement of imperceptibly-small and short-lived fluctuations of energy called quantum static may have dictated the shape and arrangement of new galaxies as they began to form, Scientific American reports . And

Jaws at 45: The Scenes, the Sounds, the Shark

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Going in the water hasn’t been comfortable for 45 years. That’s how long it’s been since director Steven Spielberg first released his film Jaws and subsequently changed everything. The summer blockbuster season was born. A new wunderkind director emerged. A little-known composer instantly became a legend. And… Read more...

A brilliant Redditor Rickrolled the real Rick Astley

100+Mashable / 7h
Sometimes, you see your shot and you just got to take it. That's what Redditor theMalleableDuck did when they brilliantly Rickrolled the real Rick Astley. In case you've lived under an internet rock since... well... since the internet was a thing, Rickrolling is when someone trolls another person by linking out to Rick Astley's classic 1987 earworm, "Never Gonna Give You Up" while claiming the li

This limited-edition 'The Last of Us Part II' game drive is *finally* back in stock

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The UK is abandoning its current contact tracing app for Google and Apple’s system

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100+MIT Technology Review / 7h
The news: The UK is going to abandon its current contact tracing app in favor of one based on technology built by Apple and Google, the BBC reports. Tests of its existing app among residents on the Isle of Wight found it had trouble recognizing iPhones. The app had been supposed to launch for the rest of the country in mid-May. What this means: All contact tracing apps work on the same premise: t

If Someone in Your Home Has COVID-19, Do These Things First

100+Lifehacker / 7h
If someone you live with has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or seems very likely to have it (for example, if they are awaiting test results), you suddenly have an important job: Take care of the person, while reducing the risk that they’ll transmit the virus to you or to anyone else. Here are the things you should do… Read more...

Ford to roll out hands-free driving in Q3 of 2021, starting with the Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Ford will start offering a hands-free driving feature in the second half 2021, beginning with its new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The hands-free feature, called Active Drive Assist, is part of a larger package of advanced driver assistance features collectively called Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. But it’s the hands-free offering that is getting all of the attention today. The ha

How to Troubleshoot Your Zoom Call

25How-To Geek / 7h
A lot of people and businesses have turned to Zoom as their go-to video-conferencing application. However, Zoom isn’t always perfect. Here are some tips on troubleshooting your Zoom call for a better audio and video call experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Latest ASUS ZenBook Laptops Trim the Fat, Not the Ports

How-To Geek / 7h
ASUS has a reputation for attractive and serviceable laptops in its ZenBook line. Though it sometimes dabbles in head-turning features like a secondary display, most ZenBooks are fairly typical ultrabook designs with stylish material and color options. So it is with the new ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14, but the company is bucking trends by including plenty of ports, too. Read This Article on Review

Over 70 Chrome Browser Extensions Removed for Spying on 32 Million Users

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54How-To Geek / 7h
Browser extensions have access to everything you do online, including your passwords and web history. They’re a privacy nightmare, but Google is having trouble keeping its massive library of browser extensions in check. According to a report by Reuters, Google just discovered a massive spyware campaign that affected 32 million people through Chrome extensions and add-ons. Read This Article on Rev

Russia lifts its ban on Telegram

Russia Ban Telegram
84Engadget / 7h
Russia will no longer try to block messaging app Telegram after officials conceded it was an important means of sharing critical information, including updates about the COVID-19 pandemic . Telegram CEO Pavel Durov pledged to help combat terrorism and extremism, according to Bloomberg , leading to communications watchdog Roskomnadzor and the General Prosecutor’s office agreeing to drop the ban. B

Slow-Mo Footage of the Apple Watch Puking Up Water Is Somehow a Beautiful Thing

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500+Gizmodo / 7h
The Apple Watch has always been able to shrug off some amount of water, but since the Series 2 it’s been able to survive being completely submerged, accidentally or not. The only caveat is that water can get trapped in the smartwatch’s speaker, a problem Apple has solved with a clever water-eject feature that is… Read more...

iTouchless makes even your trash look good

68Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Keep your kitchen looking clean and sleek with an iTouchless stainless steel trash can for as low as $69.99 as of June 18. Did you just spend a few hours cleaning crumbs from the counter, throwing away any unnecessary food containers and wiping down the sink so it's all shiny again? If so, your kitchen must look spotless. But, don't let all your hard work go to waste by throwing all the ga

Banned on Pokemon GO? Time to undo and fix

SlashGear / 7h
Niantic’s revealed that they’ve made a few adjustments to the way they ban people in Pokemon GO. A variety of players have reported getting banned without reason in Pokemon GO in the last several weeks. Now Niantic’s made clear that they’ve heard the complaints and that they’re aiming to reverse the bans wherever possible – just so long as you’ve … Continue reading

Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

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SlashGear / 7h
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will join a very exclusive club of vehicles with hands-free driver assistance, still far from full autonomy but nonetheless promising a more relaxed driving experience – if the conditions are right. Though the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is on track to begin deliveries later this year, the newly-announced Ford Active Drive Assist system won’t actually be … Continu

Buy a new or pre-owned console, get 5 pre-owned games for $50 at GameStop

44Mashable / 7h
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Spotify is working with DC Comics to create exclusive podcasts

Spotify Deal DC Comics
100+Engadget / 7h
Not to be outdone by their Marvel counterparts, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will soon have their own their original podcasts. On Thursday, Spotify announced a multiyear partnership with DC Comics and Warner Bros. to produce a lineup of exclusive narrative audio series featuring DC's cast of characters. According to Spotify, the partnership is the first to involve the "entire" DC Universe, s

New Launchkey MK3 MIDI controllers add a powerful arpeggiator

47Engadget / 7h
Last year Novation updated its portable Launchkey Mini MIDI controller. The new Ableton specific features and powerful arpeggiator quickly made it one of, if not my favorite, portable MIDI controller . Now, all those features are making their way over to the larger mainline Launchkey series. As always, the Launchkey MK3 line is tightly integrated with Ableton Live , making it a great choice for c

DoorDash confirms $400M raise, IPO timing unclear

100+TechCrunch / 7h
DoorDash has confirmed that it is raising “approximately $400 million” in a Series H round of funding. Earlier today, Axios reported that the company was looking for a roughly $400 million round at a post-money valuation of $16 billion. DoorDash clarified in a statement provided to TechCrunch that the valuation is slightly under the $16 billion mark. The round was expected, though the final valua

Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth With the Pokémon Smile App

73Lifehacker / 7h
Kids are not exactly the best or most effective when it comes to brushing their teeth—if you can get them to do it at all. But if they can brush those teeth while looking like Charmander and helping to save other Pokémon who have been captured by (gasp!) cavity-causing bacteria, well, that might be just the motivation… Read more...

My Dad Rewrote His Will in Case He Dies Alone

28Gizmodo / 7h
Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? How are you coping with reopening? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much … Read more...

Power Up All Your Devices With an Anker 4-Port USB-C Charger [Exclusive]

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Anker USB-C Charger | $36 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAKSS45 Read more...

Earn extra points at your favorite restaurants with IHG Rewards Club Dining

The Points Guy / 7h
If you use one of the best credit cards for dining when you eat out, you’re already earning ample rewards at restaurants. But, if you’re looking to collect a few extra points or miles, you may also want to enroll in a dining rewards program . We’ve recently considered other dining rewards programs including Hilton Honors Dining , American Airlines AAdvantage Dining and Marriott’s Eat Around Town

Check out the chill Xbox Series X boot up sound

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SlashGear / 7h
For the past couple of weeks, much of the attention regarding next-generation consoles has been on Sony because its big PlayStation 5 reveal. Today, Microsoft is pulling the spotlight back on the Xbox Series X ever so slightly by revealing the console’s start-up sound. In truth, you may not hear this sound all that often since most of the time … Continue reading

5 outdoor speakers to improve your socially distanced hangouts

56Mashable / 7h
This summer is shaping up to be full of socially-distanced outdoor hangs. When everyone is six feet apart, your music has to be pretty bumping, which means you need a good outdoor speaker . As of June 18, we've found a few outdoor and portable Bluetooth speakers on sale that will keep your hangouts lively and full of music. Bose SoundLink Revolve — save $50 This little bullet of a speaker has 360

Amazon 'thwarts largest ever DDoS cyber-attack'

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The company's cloud-computing division says it fended off a flood of data over a three-day period.

This Nifty Chrome Extension Lets You Directly Link to Specific Text

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Your friends who refuse to read the lengthy articles you send no longer have an excuse. Google’s created a new extension that lets you create URLs that link to a specific section of text on a website, regardless of formatting. Read more...

Disaster Fatigue Is Real—and the Coronavirus Could Make It Worse

61Gizmodo / 7h
Hurricane season has begun with a roar . The West is threatened by wildfires . Arizona is blanketed in a heat wave . Rains overwhelmed unmaintained dams in Michigan . At the same time, we are living through a combined health, political, economic, racial, and climate crisis. Read more...

New Trick Could Save Agriculture Even If All the Bees Keep Dying

400+Futurism / 8h
Pollen Jocks Should bees continue to die off at a catastrophic rate, a team of scientists has a new technique they say we could use to continue to pollinate plants without them. It turns out that soap bubbles — like the ones you might make with a kid’s toy — can carry pollen as they float around, CNET reports . After mounting bubble makers onto the bottom of drones, scientists successfully pollin

UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will “likely” switch to model backed by Apple and Google

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200+TechCrunch / 8h
The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This suggests its any future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a

artist-weyden: The Magdalene Reading, 1445, Rogier Van Der...

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artist-weyden : The Magdalene Reading, 1445 , Rogier Van Der Weyden I’m digging her medieval starbucks tumbler

More Than 100 Spacecraft Signed Up for SpaceX Rideshare Program

500+Futurism / 8h
100+ Last August, SpaceX announced a “rideshare” program for launching satellites, an initiative designed to make it easier — and cheaper — for smaller satellite operators to reach orbit. Then, in February, the Elon Musk-led space company officially launched an online booking tool to take reservations. It sounds like there’s been plenty of demand. “More than 100 spacecraft have been signed up to

How to Haggle With a Street Vendor in a Foreign Country

67Lifehacker / 8h
The idea of haggling while traveling may be intimidating, but anyone can do it. It’s really just seeing if you can buy something for less than the price being offered by a street vendor. But there is an art to it—it can be a hassle , especially if a language barrier mean you’re not communicating as clearly as you… Read more...

Use Eggshells to Plant and Grow Seedlings

100+Lifehacker / 8h
Between the popularity of quarantine baking and easy-to-make egg dishes, we may have more eggshells that usual sitting around. Not everyone has the time and energy to dedicate to washing out and saving eggshells, but if you fall into that category, we have a new (literal) tiny hack for you. We’ve already covered… Read more...

Startup Space Perspective plans space tourist ‘cruises’ using stratospheric balloons, with test flight set for 2021

400+TechCrunch / 8h
There’s a new company that wants to get into the commercial space tourism business — with a unique spin that involves non-traditional launch vehicles. Space Perspective, a new startup founded by Jane Poynter and Taber MacCallum, intends to fly a pressurized capsule to the upper edge of Earth’s atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon, which can hold up to eight passengers for a six-hour trip at a

Fintech’s savings and investing boom isn’t just a domestic affair

100+TechCrunch / 8h
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted consumer and corporate behavior across the board. Some changes were obvious and quick, like cuts to business travel leading to layoffs at companies that served that space . Other changes have been more surprising. One such new trend has been rising interest in savings and investing applications , the type of service fintech startups offer consumers. TechCrunch has

Urbint, a provider of field safety information for utilities, raises $20 million

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Urbint, a developer of a field safety information for industrial workforces, has raised $20 million in a new round of funding as it looks to expand its research and development capabilities, grow internationally and develop services for new industrial categories. With the bulk of its business in the North America utility market, it was time for the company to expand its geographic horizons, somet

Broadband operators could use gas and energy networks to deploy UK fibre

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The government wants to make it easier for broadband operators to use existing utilities infrastructure to deploy fibre cables and speed up the rollout of gigabit connectivity across the UK. It is estimated that civil works such as digging up roads account for four fifths of the cost of building fibre networks. If infrastructure builders were able to use assets such as pipes, ducts and masts that

Online and independent: The future of journalism is already here

100+Engadget / 8h
The modern news industry is in crisis. For years, formerly stalwart publications have been bought up, hollowed out, and sold for scrap by predatory (and often utterly incompetent ) venture capital firms. The recent global outbreak of COVID-19 has further shattered the business as reporters and editors have been furloughed, or outright laid off, en masse. Now, as demonstrations across the country

How to Use WhatsApp on Your Computer (and Web)

How-To Geek / 8h
Want to use WhatsApp from your computer? While there’s no standalone WhatsApp client, you can use WhatsApp’s web app and desktop client to send messages via your smartphone. Here’s how to use WhatsApp on your Windows 10 PC, Mac, or computer. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

GeForce NOW Streaming Gets a Boost From Square Enix and Epic Games Store Titles

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How-To Geek / 8h
The news on NVIDIA’s streaming game platform, GeForce NOW, hasn’t been great as of late. But today it gets a small boost, as mega-publisher Square Enix returns to the platform. Square Enix’s games apparently weren’t available on GeForce NOW during its 2020 debut, but some were playable on older beta versions of the service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google and Nest Wifi Are Getting Better on Slower Connections

20How-To Geek / 8h
I loved the first-generation Google Wifi, and I’m an even bigger fan of Nest Wifi. Part of what makes them so good is Google’s consistent updates that add improvements, tweaks, and new features. An update that’s rolling out today will make both systems work better on slower connections, along with tweaks to the priority device feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AMD Radeon Pro 5600M may make the 16-inch MacBook Pro the fastest ever

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Apple’s newly-launched 16-inch MacBook Pro , which comes with an Apple-exclusive 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU, has outperformed the iMac and iMac Pro in early benchmarking tests. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro model is now available to purchase, and YouTube channel Max Tech has already put the specced-out laptop through its process. In Geekbench 5 Metal tests, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with 5600M grap

How to Choose a Movie to Watch Without a Family Fight

98Gizmodo / 8h
When it comes to entertainment options in Quarantine Times, my wife and I are spoiled for choice. We don’t have cable, but we do subscribe to (or have access to passwords for) Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max and the Criterion Channel, not to mention the abundance of free streaming services . So... why… Read more...

Apple launches its in-store trade-in program for Macs

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200+Engadget / 8h
You’ve been able to trade in your iPhone at the Apple Store for a long time, but you couldn’t haul in your iMac to get a better deal on the latest model -- you’d have to go through an online process and mail in your old hardware, then wait for its value to be credited to your account. The company has expanded its in-store reuse and recycling program, though, which should make it a bit faster and

Dehumidifiers are on sale because no one wants to feel sticky at home

52Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Dehumidifiers are on sale at Best Buy and Wayfair — as of June 18, you can save up to $83 from brands like Whynter , Honeywell , and LG . As we approach extra-sticky weather thanks to hurricane season (on top of irregularly hot pre-summer months), indoor humidity control is something we should all be thinking about. It can be for uses as minor as cutting down on AC usage because dry air fe

I Was Obsessed With Fitness Tracking. Then the Pandemic Hit.

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75Gizmodo / 8h
I have never been the runner who simply laces up their sneakers, pops in their headphones, and zips out the door. I’m the runner who laces up some smart sneakers, pairs their wireless earbuds, opens up a running app, straps on a chest strap heart rate monitor, starts a workout on one smartwatch, quickly starts another… Read more...

Flipboard rolls out Storyboards as a new way to highlight content

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Flipboard is giving news publishers and other curators on the platform a new way to highlight content through a format called Storyboards. Until now, Flipboard has largely focused on its Smart Magazines , which are ongoing collections that mix human and algorithmic curation, allowing readers to dive deeply into and keep up-to-date on a given topic. Storyboards, on the other hand, are more of a on

Kaia Health gets $26M to show it can do more with digital therapeutics

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Kaia Health , a digital therapeutics startup which uses computer vision technology for real-time posture tracking via the smartphone camera to deliver human-hands-free physiotherapy, has closed a $26 million Series B funding round. The funding was led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300 with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Heartcore Capital, in addition to Symph

How to Choose a Movie to Watch Without a Family Fight

99Lifehacker / 8h
When it comes to entertainment options in Quarantine Times, my wife and I are spoiled for choice. We don’t have cable, but we do subscribe to (or have access to passwords for) Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max and the Criterion Channel, not to mention the abundance of free streaming services . So... why… Read more...

JetBlue announces 30 new routes, adds Mint service from Newark

1KThe Points Guy / 8h
JetBlue Airways is moving to fly where flyers want to go, adding 30 new routes even as demand for air travel remains well below 2019 levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new routes at the New York-based carrier will come from its focus cities and Florida between July and October, JetBlue said Thursday. The airline hopes the routes will help it generate revenue, reactivate aircraft and avoid

Virgin Voyages explores idea of COVID-19 tests for every passenger

The Points Guy / 8h
Could cruisers soon be required to show a negative COVID-19 test to board a ship? At least one high-profile line is considering the idea. Richard Branson-backed Virgin Voyages on Thursday unveiled a list of anti-coronavirus measures it planned to implement when cruising resumes that included “rapid and effective COVID-19 testing for all sailors and crew prior to embarking.” “Sailors” is the term

Flipboard’s Storyboards are a new way to curate and share across the internet

59Engadget / 8h
If you use Flipboard frequently , you may have noticed something new alongside the articles and user-created magazines that have been a focal point of the platform for years. For the past three months, the company has been testing a new feature called Storyboards that allows Flipboard users to curate stories, images and other content on specific topics. Today, Flipboard is rolling out the ability

Airline Bans Flight Attendant Face Masks After Passengers Complain

32View from the Wing / 8h
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 ...

AmazonBasics Rechargeable Batteries Are 25% off When You Subscribe and Save

32Gizmodo / 8h
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Colin Kaepernick joins Medium board of directors and inks partnership publishing deal

Colin Kaepernick Medium
1KTechCrunch / 8h
The online publishing platform Medium said that it has added former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and civil rights advocate Colin Kaepernick to its board of directors. The company also said it had inked a partnership agreement with Kaepernick to develop projects focused on race and civil rights in America under the Kaepernick Publishing imprint — Kaepernick’s personal publishing company founded

PUBG devs address the game’s issue with cheaters and bots – but it might be too late

76TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Ah, PUBG – the battle royale game that took the world by storm and inspired countless competitors has certainly lost its way as of late. Through a mixture of baffling decisions, poor communication, and a general stubbornness to change, PUBG’s popularity continues to wane, particularly on console. In an attempt to appease players, who may have already had their heads turned by rivals such as Call

The Star Wars dogfighting games you can play right now, ranked

58Mashable / 8h
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UK switches COVID-19 contact tracing app to Apple and Google framework

UK Tracing Apple Google
100+Engadget / 8h
The UK is changing its mind on its coronavirus contact tracing app. Going forward, the UK will use the Apple and Google API , BBC reports . This means rather than use a “centralized” model as planned, the UK will adopt the “decentralized” approach that’s been gaining traction across Europe. Contact tracing apps exchange keys between phones and alert users if they were in close proximity (for an e

B&O Beoplay E8 Sport wireless earbuds focus on fitness

SlashGear / 8h
Bang & Olufsen has added a fresh pair of fully wireless earbuds to its range, with the Beoplay E8 Sport cutting the cord entirely as they take on AirPods and Pixel Buds. Focusing on fitness users, as the name implies, the Beoplay E8 Sport are IP57 certified against dust, sweat, and water. While they’re not designed for swimmers, the earbuds … Continue reading

AmazonBasics Rechargeable Batteries Are 25% off When You Subscribe and Save

32Lifehacker / 8h
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Payfone raises $100M for its mobile phone-based digital verification and ID platform

100+TechCrunch / 8h
As an increasing number of daily and essential services move to digital platforms — a trend that’s had a massive fillip in the last few months — having efficient but effective ways to verify that people are who they say they are online is becoming ever more important. Now, a startup called Payfone , which has built a B2B2C platform to identify and verify people using data (but no personal data) g

Researchers reversed aging in mice by deleting blood plasma

26SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, announced they were able to stimulate age-reversing effects in mice by diluting the blood plasma of old mice. The team found that replacing half of the blood plasma in mice with a mixture of saline and albumin where the albumin replaces protein that was lost when the original blood plasma was removed had … Continue reading

Google is testing a way to purchase Android subscriptions outside the app

76Engadget / 8h
Google has introduced a few new and experimental features with the latest version of the Play store’s Billing Library. One of the features it’s testing is the ability to pay for subscription from within an app’s Google Play listing and even if you’ve yet to install the app itself. The tech giant has confirmed to TechCrunch that select developers are trying it out and that only those developers ca

Bacteria Found in Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Secret to Faster, Cheaper Vaccines

400+Gizmodo / 8h
The extremophile bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans was first discovered in 1956 at Oregon State University, where it was busy ruining a gamma ray experiment designed to sterilize a tin of ground meat. The “sterilized” meat spoiled, thanks to D. radiodurans and its preternatural durability in the face of radiation: The… Read more...

Joe Cornish Says He's Spoken to John Boyega About Attack the Block 2

200+Gizmodo / 8h
Ewan McGregor discusses the tech powering the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ show. Legends of Tomorrow promotes another regular for its next season. Get a look at Netflix’s new The Grude show. Plus, what’s to come when Hanna returns to Amazon, and the Jeff Lemire/Dustin Nguyen comic series Descender could be coming to TV.… Read more...

Rode's updated Rodecaster Pro proves software is the key to good hardware

76Engadget / 9h
This week, the Rodecaster Pro became a little more useful. Not uncommon when companies issue firmware updates, but Rode has been consistently improving the podcast mixing desk’s features for the last two years. When Rode released the Rodecaster Pro in 2018, it was a boon to budding podcasters . But at $600, it was a considerable spend for those just starting out. As good as it was at launch, ther

Vivid is a new challenger bank built on top of solarisBank

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Meet Vivid , a new challenger bank launching in Germany that promises low fees and an integrated cashback program. The two co-founders Alexander Emeshev and Artem Yamanov previously worked as executives for Russian bank Tinkoff Bank. Vivid doesn’t try to reinvent the wheels and is building its product on top of well-established players. It relies on solarisBank for the banking infrastructure, a G

Keep Squirrels Out of Your Bird Feeder With Cayenne

200+Lifehacker / 9h
Are squirrels hogging all of that seed you so considerately put out for the neighborhood birds? Are you tired of watching them steal—so brazenly!—what is not rightfully theirs while the local blue jays and red-winged blackbirds watch from a safe distance? Rude. To alleviate this problem, all you have to do is spice… Read more...

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets blood pressure monitoring

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100+Engadget / 9h
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 was designed with a raft of health monitoring features in mind, but it’s taken a while for some, such as the ECG sensor , to get the official go-ahead from the relevant authorities. Now, after being given the green light by the South Korean drug safety agency, Samsung is rolling out blood pressure monitoring to the device. As with the ECG sensor, though, it’ll only

Brex Review: How It Works, And Who It’s For (2020)

78One Mile at a Time / 9h
Brex for Startups 7x points on ridesharing no annual fee no foreign transaction fees Annual Fee: No Fees for Life* Apply Now There are all kinds of business cards out there, with different annual fees, different benefits, and different return on spending. However, fundamentally they’re all more or less similar. Then there’s the recently introduced Brex Card for Startups , which frankly is complet

Get Great Fake Surround Sound With Razer's New App

72Lifehacker / 9h
Surround sound can make any video game better, but getting the right setup requires expensive speakers or a high-end gaming headset—or at least, it used to. A new Windows 10 app from Razer can add THX Spatial Surround Sound to any pair of wired or wireless gaming headphones you’re using with your PC—including the… Read more...

Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra says recession is the ‘perfect time’ to be aggressive for well-capitalized startups

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Email is one of those things that no one likes but that we’re all forced to use. Superhuman, founded by Rahul Vohra, aims to help everyone get to inbox zero. Launched in 2017, Superhuman charges $30 per month and is still in invite-only mode with more than 275,000 people on the waitlist. That’s by design, Vohra told us earlier this week on Extra Crunch Live. “I think a lot of folks misunderstand

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi 8A Dual to cost more

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Xiaomi has announced an increase in the price of a couple of phones under the Redmi brand. The smartphones that are affected by the latest round of price hike are Redmi 9 Pro Max and Redmi 8A Dual . The Chinese smartphone maker had increased the prices of various devices for multiple reasons including the hike in GST announced by the central government. Just a few days back we saw the prices of s

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 3 is here: this is what you get to play

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
After a few epic delays (no pun intended), the new season of Fortnite has finally arrived and submerged large areas of the island. The Fortnite: Chapter 2, Season 3 was released by Epic Games with extra focus on aquatic gameplay that even includes Jaws like music for effect. Earlier this week, the company held its major "Doomsday" event that saw the game's battle royale island surrounded by water

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review: An Improvement in Every Way

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100+Wired / 9h
The company's latest model delivers on the hybrid laptop-tablet we've been waiting for. Just don't use it for power-hungry tasks.

Asana for Microsoft Teams lets you turn chats into action items

86Engadget / 9h
Even as stay-at-home restrictions begin to ease, it’s clear that the shift to remote work isn’t going away anytime soon. Twitter employees can work from home indefinitely , and Google and Facebook employees will be working remotely for at least the rest of this year . A growing number of tools and collaborations are meant to help smooth that transition. The latest example is Asana for Microsoft T

Djay Pro uses AI to turn songs into acapellas and instrumentals on-the-fly

200+Engadget / 9h
AI and machine learning seem like buzzwords at this point, with their mention spattered across press releases and new product launches. The ubiquity may have numbed us, but some cool and weird things are happening at least. Algoriddim leveraged AI for an update to its djay Pro software a couple years back, improving its Automix capability . It seems the company has been developing some more inter

Lamborghini debuts Urus Pearl Capsule SUV

Lamborghini Urus Capsule
SlashGear / 9h
Lamborghini has presented the first Urus design edition known as the Urus Pearl Capsule SUV. The automaker says the Pearl Capsule signifies “the start of new adventures in color and features for the Lamborghini Super SUV.” The first exclusive customization option for the Urus was created by the Lamborghini Centro Stile design department. The Pearl Capsule design edition gets a … Continue reading

How to Always Start Microsoft Edge in InPrivate Browsing Mode on Windows 10

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44How-To Geek / 9h
If you use Microsoft Edge on a shared Windows 10 computer and would like to keep your browsing history private by default, you can make Edge always launch in InPrivate mode. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Astronomers have detected a regular rhythm of radio waves with unknown origins

SlashGear / 9h
A team of astronomers, including researchers from MIT, have detected a repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts that are emanating from an unknown source outside of our galaxy. The source of the radio bursts is 500 million light-years away. Fast radio bursts, also known as FRBs, are short, intense flashes of radio waves that are thought to be the product … Continue reading

The Mystery of Antarctica's Record Drop in Sea Ice Has Been Solved

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Ice in the polar regions has been under assault from rising ocean and water temperatures. While human-driven climate change is driving widespread weirdness, natural patterns can also lead to chaos. Read more...

Join us for a live Q&A with Plaid CEO Zach Perret today at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Later today, TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch Live series is sitting down with Plaid CEO Zach Perret. Extra Crunch members can tune in at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. GMT. The livestream links and scheduling links are below for your use. Extra Crunch Live has previously spoken with investors like Sequoia’s Roelof Botha , business celebrity Mark Cuban and entrepreneurs like Eventbrite’s CEO and co-found

There’s a national shortage of blood — donate now and get a free COVID antibody test

82The Points Guy / 9h
Three months into the U.S. coronavirus lockdown, some of us no doubt have wondered if we’ve already gotten COVID-19 without knowing it. (Others of us have gone ahead and been tested for COVID-19 antibodies — thrice .) Coronavirus testing, either for the disease itself or for the antibodies, hasn’t been easy to come by. And unless you have a doctor’s note ordering the test, you usually have to pay

10th investor PIF puts $1.5 billion in Jio Platforms - we tell you why

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48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
India's richest man Mukesh Ambani may as well be a magician, too. At the height of global economic financial crisis, Ambani-helmed Reliance Industries' digital subsidiary Jio Platforms is in the midst of an unprecedented investment-attraction spree. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, a global top-line sovereign wealth fund, has announced that it will invest $1.5 billion (Rs 11,367 crore) for

The Best Father's Day sales 2020: final deals from Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's, more

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Father's Day 2020 is almost here, which means time is running out to snag a gift for dad. Luckily for you, we've rounded up the best Father's Day sales from retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, and more. This is a fantastic opportunity to score a great deal and get dad a gift he'll love. To help you sort through all the offers, we've rounded up the best sales for dad that are happening ri

You May Not See as Much Color as You Think You Do

100+Gizmodo / 10h
If everything in your peripheral vision suddenly changed from color to black and white, would you notice? There’s a good chance you wouldn’t—in a new study involving virtual reality, most people never realized that their surroundings had abruptly desaturated. The results add to a large body of research suggesting we… Read more...

Rocket Lab will fly back-to-back missions from its two New Zealand launchpads for U.S. national security agency

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Rocket Lab is set to demonstrate a key element of its value prop with newly-awarded missions set for a Spring 2021 launch timeframe: The rocket company will be flying two back-to-back missions for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from its Launch Complex 1 facility in New Zealand, using its existing launch pad and one that’s currently under construction at the same site, with a turnaround t

Facebook will share new independent privacy reports with the FTC

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83Engadget / 10h
It’s no secret that Facebook has a less than stellar track record when it comes to privacy matters, and in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal — which cost the company a cool $5 billion — the platform has been making a concerted effort to be more transparent around the way it handles user data. From now, that will include reporting to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the very bod

How to Record and Send a Voice Tweet in the Twitter App

20How-To Geek / 10h
Twitter is a text-focused social network, but that hasn’t stopped the tech company from including photos and videos. Now, the social media site has added a voice tweet feature that allows you to send personalized audio messages to your followers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros' Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch for People Who Hate Cinnamon Toast Crunch

How-To Geek / 10h
I have a confession: I don’t like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Almost everyone I know loves it, and it always sounds good to me in theory. But every time I eat it, I’m immediately reminded of what I hate it: because it gets soggy too fast. But Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros fixes that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Considering Not Paying Your Student Loans During the Pandemic? Read This First!

20How-To Geek / 10h
The CARES Act paused federal student loan payments, but should you really stop paying them? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

GM makes cars; how did it quickly pivot to face shields and ventilators?

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General Motors 3D-printed parts for more than 17,000 face shields that were donated to hospitals and first responders. [credit: Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors ] The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us work, and that is certainly true for General Motors. The nation's largest automaker might not be selling nearly as many cars as it hoped and has even pushed back some of its product

Wind Ventures gears up to invest in startups looking at Latin America

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This morning Chilean company Copec announced a corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, dubbed Wind Ventures . Wind will write checks worth between $1 million and $10 million into Series A, B and C rounds, with an eye on startups that fit into the categories that its parent company works in, namely energy, retail and mobility. According to Wind Ventures’ head, Brian Walsh , the CVC intends to “balan

13 Boston-focused VCs share the advice they’re giving portfolio companies

100+TechCrunch / 10h
TechCrunch is focusing a bit more on the Boston-area startup and venture capital ecosystem lately , which has gone pretty well so far. In fact, we had originally intended on releasing this regional investor survey as a single piece, but since so many VCs took part, we’re breaking it into two. The first part deals with the world we live in today, and the remainder will detail what Boston-area inve

Great Deal: Aeroplan Offering 50% Off Some Award Flights

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Air Canada Aeroplan is back with yet another awesome promotion . Get 50% of miles back on some awards We’ve just seen the launch of what Air Canada Aeroplan calls the program’s “best redemption offer ever.” I’m not sure that will be the case for everyone, but it’s a pretty noteworthy promotion nonetheless. With this new promotion, Aeroplan members who book a flight reward will get 50% of miles ba

Lenovo unveils most powerful ThinkPad workstations to date

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Remote workers might be able to benefit from more computing power following the unveiling of the new series of Lenovo ThinkPad workstations . The company has released five new models as it looks to capitalise on the home working trend brought on by the coronavirus global lockdowns. Lenovo says its new ThinkPad mobile workstations build upon the brand's quality and reliability standards, and come

Google's latest Chrome extension helps you link directly to a piece of website text

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Earlier this month, Google made it easier to find the information you’re searching for on individual web pages with the launch of highlighted featured snippets . Now, it’s building on that info-specific navigation with a new Chrome extension that lets you link directly to a piece of text on a page. As The Verge reports, with the Link to Text Fragment extension installed you can simply highlight t

One Airline Requires Passengers To Re-Confirm Their Reservations Like It’s 1962

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No shows have been huge throughout the pandemic, which is odd, especially during challenging economic times you'd think people would cancel their trips to retain flight credit. Interestingly one airline is doing something about no shows, by taking a detour to the past. For tickets booked before June 10, for travel July 1 - September 15, passengers have to contact Emirates to reconfirm their fligh

To evade detection, hackers are requiring targets to complete CAPTCHAs

200+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft Security Intelligence) CAPTCHAs, those puzzles with muffled sounds or blurred or squiggly letters that websites use to filter out bots ( often unsuccessfully ), have been annoying end users for more than a decade. Now, the challenge-and-response tests are likely to vex targets in malware attacks. Microsoft recently spotted an attack group distributing a malicious Excel

Nikon Z5: everything we know so far about the full-frame mirrorless camera

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Nikon has had a relatively quiet year so far, but the latest rumors suggest its next launch could be a full-frame mirrorless camera called the Nikon Z5. Why might it be called the Nikon Z5? Because it's expected to sit below the Nikon Z6 , in both features and price. Considering the latter is currently top of our best cameras list, this could make it potentially very popular indeed. We've wanted

2021 Honda Pilot receives more standard kit including a nine-speed automatic gearbox

SlashGear / 10h
The 2021 Honda Pilot is receiving more standard kit along with a new Special Edition (SE) trim. Part of the new equipment includes a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters to replace the aging six-speed gearbox of the outgoing model. This new transmission was only offered in higher trim models. But for 2021, the nine-speed tranny is now standard including … Continue reading

How to Organize Your Spotify Library

How-To Geek / 10h
Organizing your library on Spotify seems daunting, especially if you have a big collection. Here’s how to keep your music organized on the streaming service. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Streaming TV Viewers Want to Save Money and Platforms Want to Stop Them

27How-To Geek / 10h
Former Review Geek writer Eric Ravenscraft is a big proponent of the streaming shuffle: subscribing to just one service at a time, watching all of its exclusive content, then moving on to another one. It’s a great way to see a bunch of exclusive shows and movies while saving money—remember, that’s supposed to be the point of cord cutting. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Police taking 'excessive' data from mobile phones

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The UK's data protection watchdog warns victims may be deterred from reporting crime.

Lockdown easing having 'little impact' on Virgin Media data consumption

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The easing of lockdown measures is only having a limited impact on the increased levels of data consumption since restrictions began, according to new figures from Virgin Media . Restrictions on movement and activity mean that many people are using their home connections for work, education, entertainment and communication with friends and family that they are physically prevented from seeing. Th

The latest iPad deals and MacBooks from Apple feature a free pair of AirPods

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If you're on the hunt for iPad deals wouldn't mind a free pair of AirPods, then check out the Apple back to school sale - which gives you the chance to score $159 worth of free earbuds on every eligible iPad and MacBook deal right now. Promotions like this are fairly rare from Apple, and it's especially enticing when you consider these iPad deals and MacBooks are brand spanking new releases. The

Scientists spot a green glow around Mars

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The Morning After: Ford's hands-free driving assist is coming in late 2021

100+Engadget / 11h
This morning, Ford announced driving assist tech that can better compete with GM’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot, but there’s some bad news — Active Drive Assist won’t arrive until late 2021 . Ford The electric Mustang Mach-E crossover is its first vehicle where customers can order Co-Pilot360 2.0 features and a “prep package” of hardware that will be ready for an over-the-air software updat

Double-decker seat proposed for airlines

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

Everything we know—and don’t—about Tom Cruise’s plans to film a movie in space

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Space Station 3D Enlarge / Tom Cruise, at center, poses with NASA astronauts at the 2002 premiere of the IMAX film Space Station 3D at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. From left to right: Robert Curbeam, Marsha Ivins, Koichi Wakata, Scott Altman, Nancy Currie-Gregg, Bill Shepherd, Susan Helms, IMAX producer Toni Myers, James Voss, Yuri Usachov, Yuri Lonchakov, Jim Newman and B

Open source Solo 8 robot looks less like a dog but is cheaper to make

SlashGear / 11h
Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots are grabbing headlines as a number of them get deployed to help address new limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have generated more interest in quadruped robots but Spot easily costs more than $50,000 and developing your own usually takes years and several teams working together. If you don’t mind crediting someone else’s … Continue reading

It turns out coronavirus malware wasn’t even that big a deal

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Although coronavirus-related cyberattacks received significant attention early in the pandemic, Microsoft believes the threat posed was largely overstated. A new blog published by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Protection Team outlines how the volume of malware threats detected worldwide did not vary significantly during the pandemic, and coronavirus malware accounted for “barely a blip" in th

Renting a home this summer? Here’s your guide to redeeming credit card points for Airbnb

The Points Guy / 11h
Booking a place through Airbnb is frequently my lodging accommodation of choice. Between the extra space, comforts of home and unique properties across the platform, it’s no surprise that it’s a popular option for vacationers. Stay up to date on how the novel coronavirus is affecting travelers and cardholders by bookmarking our dedicated COVID-19 hub page and signing up for the TPG daily newslett

The Trouble With Counting Aliens

300+Wired / 11h
A new study estimates that there might only be 36 communicating extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy. But that number doesn’t tell the whole story.

20 Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas and Deals (2020)

100+Wired / 11h
If you want to show your appreciation for Dad with something more than a phone call, one of these deals might make the old man smile. But you better hurry!

Baidu Breaks Off an AI Alliance Amid Strained US-China Ties

200+Wired / 11h
The search giant was the only Chinese member of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, a US-led effort to foster collaboration on ethical issues.

India’s Reliance Jio Platforms to sell $1.5 billion stake to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

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Billionaire Mukesh Ambani has found yet another high-profile firm to write a massive check to his telecom venture Reliance Jio Platforms at the height of a global pandemic. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, said on Thursday it will invest $1.5 billion in Jio Platforms for a 2.32% stake in the top Indian telecom operator. With this deal, Jio

This McLaren 720S celebrates the F1 GTR’s historic win at Le Mans

SlashGear / 11h
British supercar maker McLaren has debuted the 720S Le Mans. This limited-edition model celebrates McLaren’s historic win at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. McLaren is only making 50 examples of the 720S Le Mans with base prices starting at $285,600 (£254,500). For the money, you get a ‘standard’ McLaren 720S and its magnificent 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 … Continue reading

Amazon UK will show its free Premier League matches on Twitch

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Amazon is reportedly planning on streaming live Premier League games for free on Twitch in the UK. According to Deadline , the move is intended to give fans the opportunity to interact with each other during matches, and will get streamers talking about football with their followers. This won’t be the first time Twitch has been used to show live sport , but it will be the first time it’s shown ga

UK foreign secretary thinks taking the knee is from 'Game of Thrones'

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It may surprise you to learn that some politicians apparently still haven't heard of Google. Take, for instance, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who said in an interview on Thursday that the peaceful protest act of taking the knee "seems to be taken from the Game of Thrones ." In an interview with UK radio station Talkradio on Thursday, Raab was speaking about the removal of racist statues and

Why Desktop Linux Still Matters

200+How-To Geek / 12h
The fabled “Year of the Linux Desktop” has never materialized, and it likely never will. Does that mean Linux on a desktop PC is irrelevant? Not at all! Desktop Linux is still awesome. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'White Fragility' author Robin DiAngelo explains why white people shouldn't say they're 'not racist'

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On the surface, a white person saying out loud that they're "not racist" might seem like a positive thing. But Dr Robin DiAngelo, author of the best-selling book White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism , has a different take on it. "White people often say 'I'm not racist,'" she tells Jimmy Fallon in the clip above. "I know you have, I have, done things in my life I

3Doodler Build & Play lets kids in on the 3D printing fun

SlashGear / 12h
3D printing has definitely changed how hobbyists and tinkerers make things, allowing them to be more in control of their projects rather than being at the mercy of professional manufacturers and assemblers. All that, however, has been mostly the purview of grownups who don’t have a monopoly on imaginative creations. Just as the likes of LEGO are trying to get … Continue reading

What's the Deal with Binaural Beats?

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Many people are looking for new ways to focus, create, and relax right now. Could binaural beats offer your brain a boost? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Hackers using Minecraft, Counter-Strike to lure gamers to dangerous sites

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Gaming-related cyberattacks have skyrocketed in recent months, as criminals look to capitalize on an increase in the number of people turning to video games as a source of entertainment during lockdown. According to security firm Kaspersky , the number of attempts to direct users to malicious gaming-themed websites was up by 54% in April, over pre-lockdown rates. The number of redirects to phishi

How to Make Government Trustworthy Again

100+Wired / 12h
Why have some Asian countries controlled their outbreaks so well? It's because authorities have earned their citizens' confidence.

Videoconferencing Needs to Climb Out of the Uncanny Valley

100+Wired / 12h
Many people will continue to WFH more, but remote communication tools are still lacking. Tech companies are racing to add more presence to our telepresence.

Coronavirus Researchers Are Dismantling Science’s Ivory Tower—One Study at a Time

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300+Wired / 12h
Homebound scientists were looking for ways to help battle the pandemic. I put out a call on Twitter, and the Covid-19 Dispersed Volunteer Network was born.

News at 11: Kid Reporters Tackle the Coronavirus

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I started a Covid-themed newspaper for the children in my neighborhood. It turned into a global outlet for youth journalism—and no-parents-allowed tips for acquiring candy.

Live Wrong and Prosper: Covid-19 and the Future of Families

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Many of us are failing to build the secure, stable households we were taught to desire. But new shapes of family are emerging from the isolation of quarantine.

What Will Science, Tech, and Life Look Like After Covid-19?

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What happens next? Writers share stories of a world—and a future—transformed by a viral cataclysm.

After the Virus: How We'll Learn, Age, Move, Listen, and Create

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We asked a geriatrician, the CEO of Bandcamp, a public schools chief, a transportation expert, and the US poet laureate what to expect in the wake of Covid-19.

NASA intends on studying Neptune’s strange moon

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Ford's Mustang Mach-E will add hands-free driving with a software update

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200+Engadget / 12h
Just a couple of years ago Ford was talking up driving assist features like automatic emergency braking, lane keeping, automatic high beams and more as part of its Co-Pilot360 suite. But now in 2020 that feature list is just keeping up with the competition, and falling short of more advanced tech on the road like Tesla’s various Autopilot updates and GM’s Super Cruise , to name a few. Now Ford is

Decriminalising abortion is a long road. Campaigners Vicky Spratt and Diane Munday would know.

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This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, History Becomes Her. Listen here . Vicky Spratt and Diane Munday are campaigning to decriminalise abortion in England, Scotland, and Wales. Diane Munday campaigned to legalise abortion in Britain in the 1960s. Her activism has not only changed women’s lives in this country — but saved them. Along with journalis

Ford will debut its own hands-free driving system with Mustang Mach-E

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200+Mashable / 12h
Ford is taking on Tesla with its own advanced driving system that'll debut with its first all-electric vehicle. Ford's Co-Pilot360 includes a hands-free driving experience called Active Drive Assist for more than 100,000 miles of highway throughout the U.S. and Canada. It was announced Thursday as the Autopilot equivalent for Ford's upcoming Tesla Model Y competitor, the all-electric Mustang Mach

Ford Active Drive Assist adds hands-free Mustang Mach-E driving: The details

Ford Mustang Mach-E
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Ford promised hands-free driving for the new Mustang Mach-E, and now it’s explaining how it’ll deliver that, with a new system designed to leapfrog Autopilot and Super Cruise in the automaker’s EV. Part of the freshly-updated Ford Co-Pilot360 system, Active Drive Assist will use a combination of attention monitoring and various sensors to support hands-free driving on over 100,000 miles … Continu

TCL announces 4K and 8K QLED smart TVs in India

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TCL, which is one of the upcoming TV brands in India, has launched its new C and X series of Smart TVs. The new Android TVs come with the latest QLED panels along with HDR support, Dolby Atmos and starts as low as Rs.45,990. The C series of TVs has two models - C715 and C815. All of them have QLED 4K Panels with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. They also support HDR10+ and Dolby vision. While th