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Monday, June 1, 2020

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A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising

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Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Read more...

Sony says PS5 might not have the 'lowest price' in battle against Xbox Series X

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One of the big questions resting on the tip of gamers' tongues is, just what will the PS5 price tag be? A new interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan may have PlayStation 5's would-be buyers rattling their piggy-banks. In a wide-ranging interview with GamesIndustryBiz , Ryan addressed speculation around the PS5 cost. While not revealing the price, Ryan suggested

World Health Organization Confirms New Ebola Outbreak in the Congo

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is now fighting a new Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization confirmed on Monday. The outbreak includes at least six infections and four fatalities in the country’s Équateur Province, The Telegraph reports . The new outbreak poses a serious challenge, as the Democratic Republic of Congo is already fighting a much larger Ebola outbreak elsewhere in the c


Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass details revealed in event this week

SlashGear / 18min
Those of you looking forward to the expansion pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield will want to be up bright and early tomorrow, as The Pokemon Company is going to be sharing new information on it. Details are still light at the moment, but we can probably expect that most of tomorrow’s announcement will focus on the first of two … Continue reading

How could Amazon allow Apple AirPods listings to be hijacked by racist imagery?

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When you’re looking to buy a new pair of headphones from Amazon, hate speech is probably the last thing that you’d expect to see. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened when, in the early hours of May 3, Amazon users in the UK discovered product listings riddled with racist abuse, including listings for the Apple AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones . Nadine White , a news reporter for the

Android 11 power menu leak shows new smart home integration

Ars Technica / 29min
The new power menu has way, way more buttons. [credit: Mishaal Rahman ] Android 11 has had four preview releases so far, but they've been stripped of many features that we know are in development and just haven't seen in a public build yet. One such feature is a revamp to the power menu, which has been getting code drops for smart home controls and credit cards for some time now. The near-final d

Southwest Lays Out Really Generous Offers For Employees To Take Leave Or Retire Early

View from the Wing / 30min
Last week word broke that American was targeting letting go 30% of management and support staff. They were being offered voluntary departure packages, at 3 to 6 months at one-third pay. Hanging around and being terminated later wouldn’t be as good a deal. United meanwhile changed its internal rules so that laid off employees receive no severance. Southwest Airlines, by contrast, is being really g

Check Out This List of More Than 100 Diverse Children's Books

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In light of the events of the past week following the death of George Floyd, parents—particularly white parents—should be asking themselves: Am I doing enough? Am I exposing my children to diverse voices and cultures? Has racial diversity and systemic racism been an on-going topic of conversation in my home? Because… Read more...

Register now to earn double American miles on flights through September 30

The Points Guy / 41min
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. The airline industry has been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic , and with many travelers still hesitant

How The Vast Of Night Pulled Off Its Incredible 4-Minute Take

Gizmodo / 54min
Touch of Evil. Goodfellas. Children of Men. Gravity . A great movie can become a masterpiece with the addition of a stunning, how-did-they-do-that long take . The latest to attempt the feat is Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night , which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. In the middle of the period sci-fi film, there is… Read more...

A trial is under way of the first new antibody medicine developed to treat covid-19

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The news: Patients have started to receive the first antibody drug developed specifically to treat covid-19. It’s being tested in 32 patients at various doses in hospitals in the US. If it’s shown to be safe, the drug, referred to as LY-CoV555, will be studied in non-hospitalized coronavirus patients later this summer. The big idea: The drug was developed in just three months. Researchers used bl

How to Protect Yourself From Increased Credit Card Fraud Right Now

36Lifehacker / 1h
With all that’s going on in the world right now, you might think hackers and other fraudsters would give it a rest for a while, right? But that’s far from the case. Read more...

The best charge cards of 2020

The Points Guy / 1h
When comparing different travel rewards cards on the merits of their welcome bonuses, benefits and ongoing perks, most of them are nearly identical when it comes to the mechanics of making purchases and paying off your balance. The most notable exception would be charge cards, a category which has been popularized by American Express. Charge cards differ from credit cards in that they don’t come

India’s richest man built a telecom operator everyone wants a piece of

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As investors’ appetites sour in the midst of a pandemic, a three-and-a-half-year-old Indian firm has secured $10.3 billion in a month from Facebook and four U.S.-headquartered private equity firms. The major deals for Reliance Jo Platforms have sparked a sudden interest among analysts, executives and readers at a time when many are skeptical of similar big check sizes that some investors wrote to

Pokemon GO down time: Here’s when it’ll be back

SlashGear / 1h
Pokemon GO has a planned down-time for maintenance starting today at 1PM Central Time. This game will be offline for approximately 7 hours. Per Niantic, this time will be dedicated to “server maintenance.” The game will be “inaccessible to all Trainers” during this time – so don’t worry about losing your spot in your favorite local Pokemon Gym – you’ll … Continue reading

New AMD Ryzen 3000XT CPUs spotted, but you can probably ignore them

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Fresh off the release of the Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X , not to mention the new Intel Comet Lake-S lineup, it looks like AMD may be launching some new versions of its hard-hitting Ryzen 3000 CPU lineup. Retail listings for new 'XT' iterations of AMD Ryzen 3000 processors have appeared on French tech retailer, making it more likely that these processors will actually exist. However, as t

Give Yourself Some Space With Discounts on These Samsung SSDs

Gizmodo / 1h
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With CBD or Without, Malouf Zoned Dough Pillows Are 50% off at Huckberry

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Alaska Mileage Plan Promo: Bonus Elite Miles For Flying & Credit Card Spending

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We’re increasingly seeing travel brands offer promotions encouraging upcoming travel and credit card spending , and Alaska Mileage Plan has published a few promotions along those lines today. Alaska offering 50% bonus elite miles Alaska Mileage Plan is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying miles for upcoming flights: This is valid for flights between June 1 and December 31, 2020 (regardless of when

Mark Zuckerberg commits Facebook to $10 million donation to ‘groups working on racial justice’

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Even as Facebook continues to take a hands-off approach to monitoring violent rhetoric and disinformation on its platform, the company will make a $10 million donation “to groups working on racial justice” in the U.S., according to a late Sunday night post from chief executive Mark Zuckerberg . The commitment from Facebook follows a week of protests around the country challenging police brutality

SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim

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Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket climbs to space on Saturday. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) This weekend's launch , in which SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the two astronauts on board from Florida safely into space, was amazing, awe-inspiring, and frankly, just plain cool to watch. And here in the age of inexpensive, tiny high-definition cameras and stream

Controlling SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is Like Playing A Video Game

500+Futurism / 1h
Assuming Control It was a spectacular sight: on Sunday, SpaceX became the first commercial entity to safely deliver astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a new chapter in human spaceflight. And it’s a future in which touchscreens and autonomous wayfinding lead the way — a far cry from the mazes of buttons, levers, and readouts we’ve seen in spacecraft cockpits preceding SpaceX’s fut

It's Time to Reconsider 'Chocolate Rain'

100+Lifehacker / 1h
If you haven’t thought much about Tay Zonday’s song “Chocolate Rain” since it became a meme in 2007, it’s time to pull up the YouTube video—and listen very carefully to the lyrics. Read more...

How to credit miles to a partner airline program

The Points Guy / 1h
Since the founding of Star Alliance in 1997, partnerships between airlines around the world have continued to grow and evolve. These days they’re taking a slightly different form as airlines focus more on equity investments and individual partnerships instead of massive global alliances , but the underlying concept is as important as ever. While airline partnerships can take many different forms,

Police scanner app catapults to the top of the App Store

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Protesters just made a police scanner the most popular paid iOS app in the country. On Monday, 5-0 Radio Police Scanner , which costs $5, was the number one paid app in the App Store. A pared-down version with ads was the number two paid app, surpassing TikTok and second only to the suddenly popular Zynn app Vice first reported on the app's rise. Protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis, Lou

Would Your Dog Rescue You? Scientists Made a Test to Find Out

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Inside every dog there’s a hero waiting to be unleashed, or at least, that’s what we’d like to believe about our canine companions. New research suggests dogs truly want to rescue us when we’re in a bad situation, but they have to know how to help. Read more...

Apple Watch sale: the all-new Apple Watch 5 gets a $100 price cut at Amazon

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A fantastic deal for the feature-packed Apple Watch 5, you can save an additional $84 when you add the all-new smartwatch to your cart at Amazon. That brings the cost of the Series 5 watch down to $299.99 , which is the lowest price we've seen for the best-selling Apple smartwatch. The Apple Watch 5 is packed with new features, as well as an upgraded design. The smartwatch features an Always-On R

Amid protests, US police scanner apps and others saw record downloads

82TechCrunch / 1h
Downloads of police scanner apps, tools for private communication and mobile safety apps hit record numbers this past weekend in the U.S., amid continued nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd, as well as the systemic problems of racial prejudice that plague the American justice system. According to new data from app store intelligence firm Apptopia, top U.S. police scanner a

Scientists Are Testing Sewers For Coronavirus Outbreaks

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Dirty Water To better track the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are rolling up their sleeves and searching for signs of the virus in wastewater treatment facilities and sewers. It’s dirty work, but scientists say that scanning sewage for the coronavirus could give governments and health departments an early warning of a new outbreak, according to the Chicago Tribune . With pilots programs in the

Samsung's new subscription bundles a Galaxy S20 with Microsoft 365

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 family is expensive when even the ‘entry’ model begins around $1,000. The company thinks it has a solution, though: turn the phone into more of a service. It just launched an Access plan that provides an S20 phone, a Premium Care warranty, Microsoft 365 and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage for a monthly fee. Prices range from $37 per month for the base S20 through to $48 for the

iOS 13.5.1 released for iPhone: Closes latest jailbreak tool

Apple iOS iPhone 12SlashGear / 1h
Apple has released iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, and watchOS 6.2.6, along with the recommendation that iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch owners update their devices sooner rather than later. While devoid of new features, unlike other recent iOS releases, this new iOS 13.5.1 includes “important security updates and is recommended for all users,” Apple’s release notes suggest. At present, it’s unclear … C

Microsoft replaces curators with AI workers

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Microsoft is planning to not renew the contracts of dozens of journalists in the US and UK who select which new stories are featured on MSN. Instead, the software giant will use artificial intelligence ( AI ) to select the news stories that appear on its site according to the Seattle Times . In a statement, Microsoft provided more details on its decision to replace human curators with AI, saying:

Ditch your window A/C unit for a portable one

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Dallas Police asked public for videos of protesters—it didn’t go well

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Enlarge / Screenshots of the iWatch Dallas iPhone app from the Apple App Store. (credit: City of Dallas ) With protests against police brutality and racism happening in many major US cities, the Dallas Police Department on Sunday asked the public to submit videos of "illegal activity from the protests" through the city's smartphone app. It didn't go well, as the app was reportedly inundated with

Frontier is now screening passengers’ temperatures, a first in the US

The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re flying Frontier today, you’re going to have your temperature taken before you board. The move makes Frontier the first U.S. carrier to introduce such a measure. The screening will take place using a contactless thermometer, and passengers will be pulled aside if their temperature registers as 100.4 or higher. According to the airline, a second screening will be conducted if time permits

How has the pandemic affected you and your work? $27,000 worth of prizes up for grabs

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2020 will be remembered as the year that changed everything, with the ongoing pandemic likely to leave a legacy that will affect generations to come; it has changed the way we live, learn and work. With this in mind, we want to find out more about your experience, as part of the Future audience. How well have you managed to embrace remote working in the last few months? What have been the primary

Google Pixel phones get small software update as everyone hungers for Pixel 4a

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While we all wait for Android 11 ’s official launch, and perhaps even word of the Google Pixel 4a , Google has announced a small software update with new features that have begun rolling out to Pixel phones. Almost all of these updates are coming to the full line of handsets, from the newest Google Pixel 4 to the Google Pixel 2 – sorry, original Pixel owners. They aren’t exactly a preview of all

Google's advanced hacking protection comes to Nest devices

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Google’s Advanced Protection Program hasn’t been very accommodating of smart homes so far — you’ve had to forego Nest devices if you wanted those additional safeguards. It won’t be a problem from now on, though. The internet giant has enabled Advanced Protection for Google accounts on Nest devices, making it possible to use a thermostat or doorbell without giving up the protections you might need

Google brings personal safety and battery updates to Pixels

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Google may have pushed back the Android 11 beta launch again , but it still has some new features for Pixel phone users. The company is announcing a set of updates today that promise to extend battery life, improve your sleep and give more people access to safety tools during emergencies. The most timely of these is the rollout of the Pixel 4’s Personal Safety app to all Pixel devices. The existi

After a spate of device hacks, Google beefs up Nest security protections

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Google has added its line of Nest smart home devices to its Advanced Protection Program, a security offering that adds stronger account protections for high-risk users like politicians and journalists. The program, launched in 2017, allows anyone who signs up access to a range of additional account security features, like limiting third-party access to account data, anti-malware protections , and

Android update delivers new ‘Bedtime’ features focused on improving sleep

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At Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference, the company debuted a new suite of “digital well-being” aimed at helping Android users better manage their screen time. At its 2019 event, it expanded its tools’ capabilities and improved the related parental controls. Although Google I/O isn’t taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is once again refreshing its well-being toolse

New Pixel update promises battery boost, Safety Check and better sleep

AB June Google PixelSlashGear / 2h
Google is adding a bunch of new Pixel features, promising improvements in battery life, better integrations with the Google Assistant, and new personal safety features. The update will see Adaptive Battery get new tweaks to better manage power consumption from apps, and give more insight into just how long your Pixel should last. Adaptive Battery is already learning – now … Continue reading

Why I’m Only Planning Last Minute Summer Travel

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While I’ve long been a fan of last minute travel planning, in the coming weeks and months I’ll be planning any trips I take even more last minute than before, and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at why. The types of places I’d consider traveling We’re seeing more and more countries outline plans to once again welcome tourists. As you’d expect, not all plans are equally well thought ou

Beware Fake Venmo Scams When Donating to Bail Funds

41Lifehacker / 2h
The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which has been bailing out protesters in Minneapolis, has become a popular cause to donate to this week. Great! But make sure you go to their actual website—and don’t donate to the fake venmo that’s been floating around in their name. Read more...

New Pokemon game gets kids off screens, hits Target a month early

SlashGear / 2h
Today we’re taking a peek at the game Pokemon Battle Academy, a game that’s all about physical gameplay rather than screen taps. Pokemon Battle Academy is called a “board game” but it’s basically a “starter box” the likes of which we’ve seen released for every CCG (Collectible Card Game) since the dawn of the format. Inside the box you get … Continue reading

Sony commits to 2020 PS5 launch – despite the setbacks

SlashGear / 2h
You’d think that, with all of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there would also be a certain degree of uncertainty regarding this year’s big console launches. Both Microsoft and Sony are slated to release new consoles at the end of this year, and despite the pandemic, both companies have stuck to those holiday 2020 release windows with no real … Continue reading

mostlythemarsh: Pass Through

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mostlythemarsh : Pass Through

Alaska Airlines Offering Bonus Elite Qualifying Miles For Flights And Credit Card Spending

View from the Wing / 2h
Alaska Airlines is offering 50% bonus elite qualifying miles for flights through the end of the year, and also elite qualifying miles for credit card spend. Continue reading ...

Pandora introduces customizable Pride and Black Music Month stations

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Online music-streaming service Pandora is introducing new stations and expanding its “Modes” feature to celebrate Pride and Black Music Month. Starting June 1st, Modes will be available for the first time on two genre stations: Qmunity will have a “Future of Pride” Mode, and Black Music Forever will feature nine new Modes including “Today’s Hip Hop” to “Black Voices Through the Years.” Pandora fi

There's a lot to watch on Netflix in June, so it's time to buy a new TV

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Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s crewed spacecraft successfully launches and docks

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SpaceX made history this weekend, tech executives respond to the ongoing protests against racism and Zynga announces a big acquisition. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 1, 2020. 1. SpaceX’s first crewed spacecraft successfully docks with the International Space Station SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavor” successfully docked with the International Space Station as planned on Sunday morning, marking a

Jeff Bezos reveals investment in UK digital freight firm Beacon

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Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has revealed he will invest in British startup Beacon. The startup, which is a digital freight forwarder, says it managed to raise over $15 million in recent Series A fundraising from some top-notch investors, including Bezos and venture capital firm 8VC. Based out of London, Beacon is also a supply chain finance firm that also provides real-time data of

Take-Two CEO says Stadia isn’t the game-changer Google promised

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Google "overpromised" on what it could deliver with its Stadia game-streaming technology, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. Though Take-Two has a number of games available on the Google Stadia platform, including Red Dead Redemption 2 , Zelnick hasn't been wowed by the supposedly "game-changing" technology so far. “The launch of Stadia has been slow," he said, speaking at the Bernstein A

Publishers Sue Internet Archive Over Free E-Books

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette and Wiley accused the nonprofit of piracy for making over 1 million books free online.

Amazon Yanks Racist Product Listings Related to Apple AirPods Searches

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Amazon has removed a number of product listings that appeared when shoppers searched for Apple’s AirPods after the thumbnails for those products included horrifically racist slurs. Read more...

Bring These Snacks to Your Next Protest

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Protests and demonstrations can be action-packed events with lots of running and shouting, but the majority of your time at one of them will be spent walking, standing and chanting. These events can last for hours, and hours of walking, standing, chanting and (occasional) running can leave one quite hungry. This is… Read more...

Save $200 on Microsoft Surface, plus more tech deals this week

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There are plenty of reasons to pick up a new piece of tech right now — whether you're working from home, or you just want to treat yourself. No matter which reason you fall under, we rounded up some pretty great tech deals running this week, including a bunch of discounts on laptops and tablets. (Our highlight? $200 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7). Check out all the deals below. Laptops $499 and

Monday's Best Deals: Assasin's Creed Valhalla, Aukey Power Bank, Axe Bodywash, Roomba Gold Box, and More

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A 10-pack of Axe body spray , an Aukey 30,000W power bank , a jewelry cleaner , a Roomba gold box , and a refurbished Echo Show & Ring lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Somehow It's Time for June's List of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

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June’s pile of new sci-fi and fantasy books is—much like May’s —a bit smaller than usual, as releases have shifted to August and beyond. However, this month still promises plenty to get excited about, with dragons , deep-space explorers, magical warriors, and even some Bigfoot action to add to your reading list. Read more...

The electric bikes that could genuinely replace your car

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Demand for electric bikes is on the rise, which is hardly surprising for all sorts of reasons. Many of us are keen to do our bit for the environment, especially when it comes to cutting emissions from our own vehicles. Add to that an increasing push towards reducing traffic congestion, especially in towns and cities, plus our desire to get some exercise into the bargain means these are boom times

The all-new AirPods Pro hit lowest price ever at Amazon

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Right now at Amazon, you can snag a rare price cut on the all-new AirPods Pro. You can save an additional $6.96 when you add the AirPods Pro to your cart, which brings the price down to $227.97 . That's a $21 discount and the lowest price we've found for the wireless earbuds. If you're looking for a cheaper price tag, Best Buy has the 2019 Apple AirPods with charging case on sale for $139.99 . Th

PAX skirts Apple's vape app ban with a web version

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Apple banned vaping apps from its App Stores following a string of additive-related deaths, but that isn’t deterring PAX. The company has launched a web app that lets you control PAX 3 and Era-series cannabis pens from your computer using Bluetooth. You can tweak the temperature, lock access, manage doses, learn more about pods and even adjust the LEDs and haptic feedback. This won’t be much help

30 years later, a lost Days of Thunder NES game recovered from 21 floppy disks

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In one of the most unreal data-recovery projects we've ever heard of, a seemingly lost NES game has been unearthed—as archived on a single hard drive backup, spread across 21 5.25-inch floppy disks. A joint effort led in part by the Video Game History Foundation began earlier this year with a pile of leftover CD-Rs, floppies, computers, and other errata donated by the family of late programmer/de

Monday's Best Deals: Assasin's Creed Valhalla, Aukey Power Bank, Axe Bodywash, Roomba Gold Box, and More

44Lifehacker / 3h
A 10-pack of Axe body spray , an Aukey 30,000W power bank , a jewelry cleaner , a Roomba gold box , and a refurbished Echo Show & Ring lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Priyanka Sharma takes over the leadership of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation , the Linux Foundation-based home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, OpenTracing and Envoy, today announced that Dan Kohn, the long-time executive director of the organization, is stepping down, with Priyanka Sharma , the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab, stepping into the general manager role. Kohn will continue to be part of the Linux Foun

Pax launches desktop app, bypassing Apple’s vaping ban

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Pax today is announcing a new app for its cannabis vaporizers. The service offers access to device controls, cannabis strain information and safety features. The company previously launched an Android and iPhone app with similar features, but Apple later removed the version on the App Store, stripping iPhone users of features and information. Pax is not coy about the motivations behind this deskt

Still working from home? Get yourself some antivirus software ASAP.

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One Country Will Cover All Your Costs If You Get The ‘Rona On Vacation

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You might actually catch the virus while you're traveling. And if you do you're faced with an unexpected situation. You're going to need to quarantine. That may mean a couple of extra weeks on the ground with lodging and meals, and changes to your onward or return flights. You may need additional medical care. If you travel to Cyprus and catch COVID-19, Cyprus will cover all of your expenses. Tha

Android 11 reveal may be delayed but the new power button already leaked

SlashGear / 3h
Features of the next major version of Android have begun to leak courtesy of intrepid developers bent on access as soon as possible. Documentation of the features we’re seeing today are public, but activating said features isn’t quite so simple as a quick tap of a PDF. This new API and the feature’s we’re seeing here will be present in … Continue reading

Demonstrations That Changed the Course of American History

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With protests taking place in at least 140 cities over the last week sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor , we thought it was time to look at other demonstrations and riots throughout American history. And given the potential risks to personal safety—not to mention large gatherings in the… Read more...

Nissan has a plan for Infiniti but we’re not sure fans will like it

SlashGear / 3h
Nissan may have outlined its big plan to reinvent its cars and SUVs, but Infiniti’s fate seems a little less promising as further details emerge from the revenue-strapped automaker. Announced last week, the four year roadmap came as Nissan revealed sales for the last fiscal year had shrunk by more than 10-percent, and that losses hit $6.2 billion. The answer, … Continue reading

T-Mobile offers 5G in all 50 states through a roaming deal

T-Mobile Mobile 5082Engadget / 3h
T-Mobile has become the first carrier to provide 5G coverage in all 50 states... in a manner of speaking. The network now offers 5G in Anchorage, Alaska not through its own network, but through a roaming deal with GCI. It’s far from ubiquitous coverage as a result, but it should be helpful if you want a national provider with speedier data regardless of which state you visit. The Alaskan 5G cover

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance team up on 5G radio technology

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The GSMA and O-RAN Alliance have agreed to work together on the development of open and interoperable radio access network (RAN) technologies. RAN describes the hardware and software that handle the transmission of data from the device to the base station. New 5G radio technologies will be more intelligent and efficient, maximising the use of spectrum and enabling more reliable signals. Tradition

Elon Musk Just Absolutely Roasted the Russian Space Program

500+Futurism / 3h
Except for occasional abrasive comments and other potshots , the relationship between NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos has remained relatively respectful even in the face of international tension between the two countries. But if a news conference on Saturday is any indication, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk isn’t playing nice. First, some backstory. Back in 2014, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin,

George Floyd death: Jake Paul denies looting Arizona mall

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The social media star told followers he was only at the protest to create content for his YouTube.

Atari VCS shipments may begin this summer

SlashGear / 3h
It’s been a long road, but it looks like Atari is nearly ready to ship out the first Atari VCS units. The VCS was first revealed a couple of years ago as something of a jack-of-all-trades; a console that seemed to tap into the nostalgia-fueled success of the NES Classic and the Sega Genesis Mini, but one that could still … Continue reading

We asked our coworkers to share some universal truths

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The new Ring home security alarm is here — and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Keep your home protected with the new second-generation Ring home security camera system and alarm for just $299.99, a $90 savings as of June 1. Out with the old and in with the new. If you've been spring cleaning your house, there's one more thing you may want to upgrade. Your home security system should be top of the line at all times — after all, you're depending on it to keep you safe.

Apple doubled the price of RAM upgrades on the base MacBook Pro

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Apple takes a lot of heat for its RAM pricing, and the company’s latest move may only escalate the criticism. The lowest tier of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes stock with 8GB of RAM but can be upgraded to 16GB. That option used to cost $100, making it a no-brainer for most. But as MacRumors spotted over the weekend, the price has doubled to $200. While Apple does adjust its RAM pricing from ti

Vivo's X50 Pro with gimbal camera will be available globally later this year

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Having already explained its miniaturized gimbal camera system in detail , there’s honestly not much surprise left for Vivo’s X50 Pro , but for those who are curious, the company did share remaining key features at today’s launch event. In addition, Vivo confirmed to Engadget that this 5G phone will be rolled out across the globe throughout the second half of 2020, meaning there’s a small chance

How to Turn Off Steam’s Popup Ads

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When you launch Steam, it normally shows a pop-up window with advertisements for updates to games you own and new games. Here’s how to turn those popup ads off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How Much Performance Does Your Cloud Server Really Need?

How-To Geek / 3h
Most cloud providers divide their offerings by number of CPU cores and amount of RAM. Do you need a large multicore server, or a whole fleet of them? Here’s how to go about measuring your server’s real-world performance. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Vivo's X50 Pro Flagship Phone Gambles on a Gimbal Camera System

How-To Geek / 3h
With manufacturers adding more and more cameras to their phones, it’s hard to make one that stands out. Chinese phone maker Vivo is hoping to do that with an unconventional stabilization system: a miniaturized internal gimbal that stabilizes the camera module itself. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Arlo Video Doorbell Now Takes Orders From Google Assistant

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The popular Arlo Video Doorbell is no longer Alexa-exclusive. Starting today, you can send commands to the Video Doorbell over Google Assistant. You can also pull up the Video Doorbell’s live feed to a Google Assistant Smart Display, like the Nest Hub Max or Lenovo Smart Clock. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google’s “overpromising” led to Stadia “disappointment,” says RDR2 publisher

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Embossed text, 'cause it's fancy. [credit: Kyle Orland ] A year ago, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said he was "pretty optimistic" about Google's Stadia game-streaming service. The concept of "being able to play our games on any device whatsoever around the world, and to do it with low latency, well that’s very compelling if that can be delivered," he offered in May of 2019. Now, though, Zelnick h

How to Pandemic-Proof Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton

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Being trapped with your significant other 24/7 is not a recipe for relationship success. That’s why this week we’re talking with divorce attorney James J. Sexton about how to save our marriage and avoid becoming a statistic in the post-pandemic “divorce boom.” Hear James talk about the ways couples can remind… Read more...

5 car accessories to shop on sale

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Cars are having a moment right now, because we can't use public transportation or opt for walking outside without worrying about breaking social distancing rules. If you have a car and are thinking about doing a weekend getaway or just taking it out for a spin around your city, you need some accessories for the best experience. We found a handful of car gadgets on sale from things like dash cams

WFH forever? An UltraSharp monitor can solidify your home office.

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TL;DR: Dell has a slew of curved and UltraSharp monitors on sale for less than $1,000, with savings as much as 20% off. Though the op-eds about a post-coronavirus world sound eerily similar to a George Orwell novel, their predictions for the death of that 9-to-5 office life might be a reality. During the emergency shift to working from home in March, it's doubtful that many of us office workers e

iPhone 12 range could soon enter production, but only certain models

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Apple might be about to start producing the iPhone 12 , but a report suggests it will initially only produce two of the four rumored models. That’s according to DigiTimes , which claims that the 6.1-inch standard iPhone 12 (rumored to be called the iPhone 12 Max), and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro will both enter mass production in July or August. The report doesn’t say when the other rumored models

Partners at B2B European VC henQ discuss remote work’s biggest advantages

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HenQ , an Amsterdam-based VC that invests in European B2B software startups typically at seed and Series A, recently disclosed the first close of its fourth fund at €70 million. The final close is expected to top out at between €75-€85 million later this year, and the firm has already begun backing companies out of the new fund. However, what sets henQ apart from many VC firms isn’t just its pure

How to Have Successful Video Chats with Little Kids

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Last week, I wrote a piece for parents on how to help their little kids get better at participating in video chats with loved ones (because they suck at it). But the thing is, the kids are only half the equation: There are things the person on the other end of the call—maybe that’s you!—could do to help the chats go… Read more...

Thousands protest racism and police violence around the globe in solidarity with U.S.

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Seeking justice for George Floyd has expanded beyond the U.S. with thousands hitting the streets around the globe this weekend in protest against racism and police brutality, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Turning up to protests in the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Germany over the weekend, thousands of people gathered in capital cities to demonstrate. Many held signs read

Save $199 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

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Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old , but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300 , down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5 , 1TB variant to $1,800 , down from its usual price of $1,999. Effectively, the two deals allow you to upgrade from the previous storage

Nestlé Needs a Better Thesaurus for Renaming Its Plant Burger

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For Nestlé, its meatless beef with Impossible Foods Inc has ended less than incredibly. Last week, a European court ruled that the multi-national food and drink giant must change the name of its “Incredible” plant-based burger for violation of trademarks. Read more...

A beginner’s guide to visiting Miami: Everything you need to eat, see and do

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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. Any mention of Miami evokes visions of sun-soaked beaches, glamour, international flair, and a buzzi

MSN Fires Journalists, Replaces Them With AI

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New Algorithm Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that it’s laying off dozens of journalists, editors, and other workers at MSN and its other news divisions. While media layoffs are tragically widespread at the moment, Microsoft said that the layoffs had nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, The Verge reports . Instead, it’s part of the company’s push over the last few months to automate jo

New Amex Centurion Lounge Opening Dates Delayed

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One of the things that people love about American Express ‘ premium credit cards is that they offer access to Amex Centurion Lounges, which are among the best lounges you’ll find at US airports. They’ve historically featured complimentary cocktails, hot food, and a couple of them even have spas. Unfortunately Centurion Lounges are closed at the moment , and for that matter I expect they will feat

Zoom’s earnings to test hot tech valuations

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Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This week will see two richly valued SaaS businesses share their Q1 earnings reports: CrowdStrike and Zoom . Both are 2019 IPOs, but these relatively young public companies have enjoyed a strong run in the public markets this year. Zoom started off 2020 worth around $69 per share

Epic Games giving away Borderlands: The Handsome Collection free

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The latest in a line of free games given by the Epic Games Store is the game (collection) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. This title could normally cost users a cool $60 USD. In the “collection” is a set of two games – Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. These games are both rated mature, which means you’re going to need … Continue reading

Watch the SSC Tuatara hypercar accidentally throw down the gauntlet to Bugatti

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SSC’s Tuatara was never going to be a slow hypercar: 1,750 horsepower makes that very unlikely, after all. Still, the American-made street-legal monster is already clocking up some surprises – even to its builders – ahead of the Bugatti rival’s release. Forget 0-60… the really interesting challenge for a new hypercar is 60-120 mph. With its 5.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and … Continue reading

American Airlines: Double Miles For Flights Booked This Month, Travel Through September

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American Airlines is offering double miles, up to an additional 10,000 miles, for new tickets booked by June 30 and travel by September 30. They're also promoting a fare sale through June 14 and vacation package discounts to goose summer bookings. Continue reading ...

Video conferencing more often lately? You need a good webcam.

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TL;DR: As of June 1, this Lenovo webcam is $20 off of its usual price, and you can get an additional` 5% off when you use the code EXTRAFIVE. A lot of us who are working are still working from home , and honestly, there are no signs that it'll change anytime soon. So, better to hunker down and pick up the supplies you need to set yourself up for a stress-free remote environment. One thing that pr

Vivo X50 Pro is the first smartphone with a gimbal camera system

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Phone cameras have come far in a few decades, but manufacturers still manage to improve them in innovative ways. China's Vivo, known for its photography-oriented phones, launched new flagship smartphones on Monday: The X50, X50 Pro, and X50 Pro+. The latter two come with a feature we haven't seen on a phone before. It's called the Gimbal Camera System, and it's a tiny gimbal module (modeled after

Bandcamp got me back into buying music

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As the coronavirus situation has developed, one of the things I’ve been following closely is how different music platforms have responded to the pandemic and its effects on musicians. Spotify's response, for instance, has been to assist artists in raising money . Bands can add a link to their profile page, inviting fans to donate directly to them or a charity of their choosing. By contrast, Bandc

How to Change Your Instagram Username and Display Name

38How-To Geek / 4h
On Instagram, you can change your display name or username whenever you want, as often as you want. Follow the guide below to change your Instagram name and/or handle. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Transfer a Domain Name to AWS Route 53

How-To Geek / 4h
AWS’s Route 53 DNS service is awesome—it integrates well with EC2, and is able to dynamically change DNS settings based on latency and health of the endpoints. If you’d like to transfer an existing domain to Route 53, the process is fairly simple. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Lenovo Mirage VR S3 standalone headset should be tougher than most

SlashGear / 4h
It’s been a little while since we last heard from Lenovo’s VR arm, but today the company is back with a new headset. Today Lenovo unveiled the Mirage VR S3, an all-in-one headset it created with the help of the folks at Pico Interactive. With a 4K display and hands-free functionality that doesn’t need the included paddle controller, it sounds … Continue reading

Apple Watch deals: pick up a cheap Series 3 for one of it's lowest prices ever

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Cheap Apple Watch deals are still up for grabs at Amazon right now, with the Apple Watch Series 3 at just $179 (was $199) - one the lowest prices we've ever seen on an Apple watch. Apple Watch sales like this are fairly rare - and this deal comes on top of an already discounted Apple Watch price. It's easily one of the cheapest we've seen since the Apple Watch 3 was price slashed down to $199 as

Data breach on Indian mobile payment app BHIM exposes 7 million records

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A data breach on a government-promoted payments app BHIM in India has resulted in some highly sensitive personal data of over 70 million people getting exposed. The vulnerability and the data exposure was brought to the fore by an Israeli cybersecurity company. The CSC BHIM website is used for financial transactions through a unified payment interface (UPI) as part of the federal government's dig

Watch NASA Astronauts Give Zero-G Tour of SpaceX’s New Capsule

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Zero-G Tour After becoming the first humans in history to reach orbit in a commercial spacecraft , NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley took the time to give us a tour of their new SpaceX ride. Touchscreen Future The Crew Dragon capsule can dock with the International Space Station completely autonomously . Astronauts, however, can take control at any time and make any adjustments of th

New American Airlines AAdvantage Award Fees: What’s Changing?

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Update : As noted by View from the Wing , American has delayed the implementation of the new AAdvantage award fee structure from June 1 to July 1, 2020. Presumably this is since the global change fee waiver has been extended to June 30. Below is the original post. In mid-April American Airlines announced that they’re extending AAdvantage elite status by 12 months. Not only that, but they also ann

Join the Roomba Family for Just $300 With the Roomba 891

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iRobot Roomba 891 | $300 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Artist Rachel Cabitt Is Trapped In a Quarantine Horror Film

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Yes, the current experience is full of terror. But there's room for catharsis, too.

Meet ACE2, the Enzyme at the Center of the Covid-19 Mystery

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Since January, scientists have published more than 700 studies to figure out the molecule’s link to risk for the disease—and to find possible treatments.

6 new TV shows and movies on Netflix this week

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Wondering what's new on Netflix this week? There should be something for everyone to stream over the next few days, as Netflix debuts the final season of its signature teen drama, 13 Reasons Why, the latest season of feel-good hit Queer Eye, and a ludicrous-looking action movie that should absolutely eat two hours of your precious evening time. Here, then, is a selection of what's new on Netflix

Pinterest's new Lens feature lets you find products based on your photos

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Pinterest is back on its shopping flex with a new “Shop” tab in Lens camera search results. From today, you’ll be able to tap the camera in search bar, snap or upload a photo and then see the Shop tab with a feed of Pins based on products identified in that image. Helpfully, it’ll only bring up items that are in stock, so there’s no disappointment in finding the perfect item only to discover you

American Airlines June Catering Changes: No More Dasani or Sierra Mist

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Starting today there are several changes to American Airlines catering: more hand sanitizer and substantial changes to beverage service. Continue reading ...

Equinix is buying 13 data centers from Bell Canada for $750M

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Equinix , the data center company, has the distinction of recently recording its 69th straight positive quarter. One way that it has achieved that kind of revenue consistency is through strategic acquisitions. Today, the company announced that it’s purchasing 13 data centers from Bell Canada for $750 million, greatly expanding its footing in the country. The deal is financially detailed by Equini

Can You Juice a Lemon by Poking a Hole in It?

28Lifehacker / 5h
Seems like everyone is taking on a new #challenge these days. So when we saw the #lemonjuicechallenge on TikTok , we decided to hop on the bandwagon. Read more...

Join the Roomba Family for Just $300 With the Roomba 891

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iRobot Roomba 891 | $300 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Pinterest adds a ‘Shop’ tab to its Lens Camera search results to showcase matching in-stock products

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As more retailers are bringing their products online via Pinterest, the company this morning is launching a new “Shop” tab in its Lens camera search results that will show the matching in-stock merchandise similar to a photo you take of something offline in the real world or even uploaded as a screenshot. To use the new tab, you first click the camera in the Search bar, and snap a photo or upload

Equity Monday: Tech’s stance on change, two funding rounds and fintech layoffs

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Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday , a brief jumpstart for your week. A big thanks to the whole Equity crew for doing a stellar job last week with the show while I was on vacation, especially to Danny for taking on this particular installment of the podcast. Equity Monday is still pretty new, frankly, so him stepping up and into the role was a huge boon. Thanks, Danny. Ri

This DIY Face Shield Gives You an Excuse to Stress-Eat Gummy Bears

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A quick peek at the news is probably all it takes to have you polishing off an entire bag of gummy bears, but a South Korean design studio has come up with a way to make you feel less guilt about all that stress-eating. It’s designed a 3D printed face shield that works with empty packaging to help protect you from… Read more...

ESA Solar Orbiter will fly through the tails of Comet Atlas

SlashGear / 5h
The ESA has announced that over the next few days, the Solar Orbiter will pass through the tails of comet Atlas. The Solar Orbiter only recently launched and wasn’t due to begin taking science data at this time. Mission controllers have worked to ensure that the four most relevant instruments will be switched on during the unique encounter. The ESA … Continue reading

Samsung Access subscription lets you upgrade a Galaxy S20 after 9 months

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Samsung has launched a new phone subscription, Samsung Access, promising its flagship Galaxy S20 5G phones along with a set of Microsoft apps and services that could end up being quite the deal. In addition to baking in the cost of an unlocked smartphone – plus insurance for it – Samsung Access also includes a way to rapidly upgrade as … Continue reading

Buying a Poco X2? You need to pay a bit more now

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Poco’s comeback phone Poco X2 has received another price hike. The phone which was launched in February 2020, will now be available at a starting price of Rs. 17,499 for the 6GB + 128GB model which is Rs. 1,500 higher than the launch price. Earlier the company had to increase Rs. 1,000 due to the increase in GST rate which went up from 12% to 18%. New price of Poco X2 in India The revised prices

The Batman, The Witcher season 2 and more could start filming again soon

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The Batman , The Witcher season 2 , Sex Education season 3 and other productions filming in the UK should be able to start production from July again, it's been reported. During the global pandemic, production on TV shows and movies has been shut down in most countries for safety reasons, but now a series of guidelines has been drawn up to restart that industry safely in Britain. A report from Th

China's giant radio telescope will start searching for aliens in September

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China will soon make a significant contribution to the search for extraterrestrial life . State media outlet Science and Technology Daily (via ChinaTechCity ) says the country’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, will begin looking for alien signals in September. The telescope officially went into service for general science in January , but it’s in the midst of upgrades th

After Dragon’s historic docking, America has more new spaceships on the way

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This image of Dragon docked to the International Space Station was captured by Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner. [credit: Ivan Vagner/Twitter ] SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft made history for the second time on Sunday. On May 25, 2012, a Cargo Dragon was grabbed by the ISS. It became the first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. On Sunday, when Dragonship Endeavour docked with t

Zynga acquires Turkey’s Peak Games for $1.8B, after buying its card games studio for $100M in 2017

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Today, some news of a huge acquisition out of Turkey that represents the first billion-dollar-plus exit for a startup out of the country. Social gaming company Zynga confirmed that it is buying Istanbul-based Peak Games , the company behind popular Candy-Crush-style mobile gaming apps Toon Blast and Toy Blast, for $1.8 billion — $900 million in cash, and $900 million in Zynga shares. Interestingl

What’s Going On With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club?

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I’ve received quite a few questions from readers about what’s going on with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, and figured I’d address that topic in this post. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club issues For about a week now, it hasn’t been possible to log into Virgin Atlantic Flying Club accounts. When you go to Virgin Atlantic’s website and try to log-in, you’ll be brought to a page noting “technical issues,”

Chloe Bennet Teases Agents of SHIELD's 'Rewarding End' for Daisy

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Sarah Jessica Parker says the coven’s still excited about the idea of a Hocus Pocus reunion. Barry Allen will get to fight actual Godspeed when The Flash returns for season seven. Plus, what’s next for Snowpiercer and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels . And yes, Sisqó is coming to Legends of Tomorrow . Spoilers get! Read more...

George Floyd: Anonymous hackers re-emerge amid US unrest

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As the US is engulfed in civil unrest, the masked hackers are being credited with new action.

Toyota RAV4 Prime landed dealers this summer starting at $38,100

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Toyota has announced pricing and a general launch date on the new Toyota Rav4 Prime. This vehicle is the quickest and most fuel-efficient RAV4 that Toyota has ever offered. The vehicle lands in dealerships this summer and will start at $38,100. Toyota says that this is the first-ever plug-in model of the popular RAV4, and it has up to 302 … Continue reading

Zoho adds check-ins, live video feeds to improve remote working experience

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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become the new norm for millions of employees around the globe. While some governments have begun loosening quarantine measures, thanks in part to successful social distancing campaigns, many companies still have several weeks or months of stay-at-home orders to contend with. According to a recent survey of remote working conditions, many are havin

Vivo X50 is the world's thinnest 5G phone, with cameras to challenge Samsung

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The Vivo X50 series of flagship smartphones have been officially launched in China, boasting powerful specs and the title of the world's thinnest 5G phone . Consisting of a trio of new phones - the Vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro Plus - the focus is very much on the photography experience. There are a range of camera modes including Super Night, Astro, Super Wide-Angle and Super Macro, plus a 60x H

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - June 2020

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This month's list features four reporters sentenced to death in Yemen, among other news professionals whose civil rights are being threatened.

Polar Grit X Review: Great Training Coach, Poor Backcountry Companion

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The Grit X's FuelWise reminders will prevent your body from crashing, but the lack of onboard maps make this a difficult tracker to recommend for the backcountry.

Vivo X50 Pro is bringing its Gimbal Camera System to global markets

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Smartphone cameras have become truly amazing and sometimes even excessive in the past few years but there are still a few things they grapple with due to constrained spaces. It’s really just a matter of time before those problems are solved, like how periscope-style lenses have addressed zooming in smartphones. With its new X50 series, Vivo is tackling the other … Continue reading

How to Beef Up Your Browser's Spellchecker

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Chromium-based Windows web browsers are getting a brand-new spellchecker thanks to a recent collaboration between Google and Microsoft. Windows Spellcheck, rather than Hunspell , will now help you fix your various typos and blatant misspellings (especially with URLs and acronyms), but you might need to first enable the… Read more...

FuboTV's sports-centric app comes to the Xbox One

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FuboTV is giving subscribers a new way to watch its sports-centric live TV streaming by launching on Microsoft’s Xbox One. That marks the first time on a console for the subscription service, which offers a mix of over 100 sports, entertainment and news channels. You’ll also be able to watch in 4K on Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles, as FuboTV is one of the rare OTT live multichannel TV service

‘Hardspace: Shipbreaker’ is a puzzle-solving parable

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a game from Canadian studio Blackbird Interactive that launches in Steam Early Access on June 16th. You play as a shipbreaker, tasked with the dangerous job of cutting up disused spaceships to salvage their contents. Wearing nothing but a spacesuit and armed with a laser cutter and tether, your mission is to make enough money from these hulks to earn your freedom. But ea

Introducing Engadget's Dads and Grads gift guide

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We made it to June, friends! And the Engadget team is very excited to launch our first-ever Dads and Grads gift guide. We know that celebrations are hard right now -- hard to pull off and sometimes hard to enjoy -- but we don’t want to forget about our amazing fathers and our equally awesome new graduates. Celebrating them both in creative ways can give everyone involved, yourself included, somet

Getting Started with Azure Container Registry

How-To Geek / 6h
In software development, it seems that no matter where you go, no matter who you talk to, containers are the new normal. If you’re not developing them or migrating your application already, you’re building supporting systems that use them to support a legacy application. Containers are everywhere. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Change the Parental Controls PIN on Your Roku

How-To Geek / 6h
The PIN on your Roku device can be used for many things, such as app purchases or protecting parental controls. Here’s how to change your Roku device’s PIN if it’s not super secure or someone steals the code. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What credit score is needed for a U.S. Bank Card?

The Points Guy / 6h
U.S. Bank offers many different types of credit cards ranging from a secured credit card to a premium travel rewards credit card . If you want to apply for one of these U.S. Bank credit cards , you may be interested in your likelihood of being approved . Although U.S. Bank will likely consider many aspects of your creditworthiness when deciding whether to approve your application, one important f

'Clubhouse Games' breathes life into old classics with fresh, calming vibes

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Read more... More about Gaming , Nintendo , Video Games , Nintendo Switch , and Clubhouse Games

2020 Defender released today: Land Rover icon returns to US

SlashGear / 6h
It’s a big day for a big name in off-roading, with the 2020 Land Rover Defender finally arriving back in the US – something enthusiasts have been waiting on for 23 years. The all-new 2020 Defender will begin to show up in Land Rover dealerships from today, the automaker says, while early pre-order customers should start getting their cars from … Continue reading

What to buy for new grads who need help "adulting"

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Even if your grad has finally made it through college, that doesn’t mean they’re ready to step out into the real world with no help. They’ll not only have to find a job but also might need a little help living on their own, taking on more responsibility and being more of an adult in general. That includes having better security practices, dressing smarter and, if they’re lucky enough to find thei

Monkeys in India steal COVID-19 blood samples

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

From our stacks: Illustration from Trilby. A Novel By George du Maurier. With Illustrations by the...

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From our stacks: Illustration from Trilby . A Novel By George du Maurier. With Illustrations by the Author. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1894.

The best gifts for your dad, the outdoorsman

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As summer quickly approaches, some dads are itching to get outside. Even if the number of places we can go has been reduced due to the pandemic, many will spend hours in their backyards tinkering with home projects, training for a nonexistent triathlon and grilling every chance they get. As Father’s Day approaches, here are the best gifts for all the DIY-, camping-, grilling- and sport-loving dad

TSA Data: US Passes 350K Daily Air Travelers

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We know that demand for air travel has plummeted , as we’ve seen airlines cut capacity unlike ever before. For the past several weeks I’ve been keeping an eye on passenger numbers, as it’s interesting to see how demand is evolving. For better or worse, we keep hitting new pandemic records in terms of the number of travelers. Yesterday was a record-setting day when it comes to people traveling in

NASA supercomputers are working hard on COVID-19 research

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NASA is lending some of its supercomputing muscle to COVID-19 research. NASA’s supercomputers have been working on a range of projects, including basic science, on how the virus interacts with the cells in the human body to genetic risk factors to screening for potential therapeutic drugs. NASA’s joined a consortium of institutions that is pairing up supercomputing resources with proposals … Cont

How to Manage Windows Defender’s Notifications on Windows 10

49How-To Geek / 6h
While protecting your PC, Windows Defender sends frequent notifications that can become bothersome over time. Here’s how to manage those notifications (or turn them off completely) in Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Create VirtualBox VMs from the Linux Terminal

24How-To Geek / 6h
Most cloud providers will rent virtual servers rather than actual hardware. If you want to do the same thing on your own servers, either to run different operating systems or manage multiple environments, you can do so entirely from your terminal. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

ICYDK: Don't Put Your PC on the Floor

42How-To Geek / 6h
If you have a big honkin’ desktop computer and a little bitty desk, you might be tempted to simply place your computer on the floor next to it or underneath it. Please don’t. That goes double if your desk is in a carpeted room. It’s bad. How? Why? Allow me to briefly explain. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to PDF

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The Portable Document Format, or PDF, has been with us since 1993. It was created as a way of sharing page layouts—fonts, colors, and graphics—that would look the same on any computer system, no matter what software was installed or what operating system was running. Read more...

Aukey's 30,000mAh USB-C Power Bank Falls to Lowest-Ever $45 [Exclusive]

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Key considerations for management around the shift to remote working

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Remote working has now been forced upon many around the world. For some of us this is business as usual (as much as can be possible in these strange times) since we’ve incorporated facets of remote working into our lives already. For some, it’s business as almost usual, as they now have more people and maybe children at home. However, many organizations have been scrambling around trying to find

Stay on track with these cheaper Apple Watches

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TL;DR: The Apple Watch Series 4 is on sale for £488.74 on Amazon, saving you 35% on list price. A lot of people make a lot of fuss about Apple Watches , but are these trendy devices really worth getting worked up about? Yes, yes they are. The Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30% larger display, 50% louder speaker, improved accelerometer and gyroscope, and electrical and optical heart sensors. It's also

UFC 250 live stream: how to watch Nunes vs Spencer online from anywhere

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The UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, has helped paved the way for the return of live sport in America and around the world. As other major leagues begin to establish their restart dates after the Covid-19 pandemic, let's not forget that UFC and its mercurial boss, Dana White, got things rolling at the beginning of May - and probably would have done so sooner, if his outlandish private isla

The best subscription gifts for new grads

38Engadget / 6h
Now that the student in your life has moved on to “new grad,” you might feel compelled to shower them with gifts. But just throwing piles of future clutter at them in one shot can be overwhelming and not always appreciated. A better tactic might be to sign them up for some subscription services to make sure their needs are met throughout the year while also giving them that endorphin rush from ge

Timex’s new smartwatch is three years behind

48Engadget / 6h
I thought I was going to be testing a Timex smartwatch, complete with the company’s own homebrewed OS. After all, when I learned Timex would be launching its second smartwatch collection today, the company never mentioned partnering with another watchmaker on the products. Nowhere did it say this in its press release, either. To be fair, this is common practice -- big brands often team up with wh

Sony 'Fortnite' leak all but confirms a flood theme for Chapter 2 Season 3

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Fornite ’s developers are certainly fans of dropping big ol’ hints about forthcoming updates — remember the helipads that foretold the arrival of Choppas? Now, all the signs point to a completely flooded map in the game’s next major update. As Dextero reports, players have been reporting the appearance of mysterious puddles for the last few weeks. Then at the end of May, Fortnite leaks account @F

MIT gives soft robots a better sense of touch and spatial awareness

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You know robotic grippers are getting advanced when they can pick up a potato chip without crushing it. In order to do that, they need tactile sensing and proprioception -- an awareness of where they are in space. This kind of sensing has been absent in most soft robots , but now two teams from MIT have solutions that could change that. Their research may enable soft robots to better sense what t

Why Do My Selfies Look So Weird?

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It’s a fraught thing, selfie-taking. One moment you’re thinking of yourself as more or less human-looking, and then—click—you realize you’ve got it all wrong, and that strangers on the street probably pity you, on account of your dead eyes and strange head. Or you see, on your phone, a perfectly normal-looking person… Read more...

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

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Update : This is a reminder that it’s a new calendar month, so if you’re like me and have to manually make payments to take advantage of these Amex cell phone & streaming benefits across multiple cards, you can now do so for June. Also check out this handy Amex credit & benefit tracker . In light of the current pandemic we’re seeing card issuers add some more perks on select cards, in particular

Bonusly, the platform for employee recognition, raises $9 million Series A

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Bonusly , a platform that involves the entire organization in recognizing employees and rewarding them, closed on a $9 million Series A financing round led by Access Venture Partners. Next Frontier Capital, Operator Partners and existing investor FirstMark Capital also participated in the round. Bonusly launched in 2013 when co-founder and CEO Raphael Crawford-Marks saw the opportunity to reinven

What's New on Netflix the Week of June 1, 2020

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It’s officially a new month which means it’s time to replenish your Netflix queue. Read more...

What to buy your dad who's hopelessly low-tech

Amazon Echo Best Vans44Engadget / 7h
My dad once downloaded an e-book in French. (He speaks Brooklyn English.) Another time he texted saying he needed help immediately. He’s fallen and he can’t get up , I thought. Turns out, he needed help purchasing a gift basket through Amazon Prime. I am the keeper of passwords, the Sonos whisperer, the finder of the podcast section in Google Play. I do it all. Don’t misunderstand me: My dad is a

Expect Several American Airlines Admirals Clubs To Re-Open This Month

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I've been consistently hearing from American Airlines employees that several Admirals Clubs are expected to open in June. I've heard about major hub clubs, and the dates being offered are late in the month. Asked about what I've been hearing, an American Airlines spokesperson offered "We hope to have more information to share this week." Continue reading ...

Which supermarkets have food delivery slots available this week?

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It's been over two months since lockdown began, and despite a troubling start, it's become easier to find a free food delivery slot in recent weeks. Things aren't completely back to normal by any means, but we have noticed an uptick in general availability across all the big supermarkets in the UK, with Tesco and Sainsbury's in particular often showing free delivery slots. Click & collect slots a

Pick up a Sony WH-1000XM3 deal for cheap with the latest Amazon price cut

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Sony WH-1000XM3 deals are to be had at Amazon right now, with price cuts all the way down to just $278 (was $349) or $244 - depending on whether you want the US or international warranty version. The Sony WH-1000XM3 headset has topped TechRadar's best wireless headphones list for 2 years now, and they're a great buy for anyone looking for some premium ANC cans. With noise-cancellation technology

An Onslaught of Crises Has Created a Modern Paradox

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Never before have humans lived more comfortably. And yet today we're overwhelmed by crises, be it inequality or economic collapse or Covid, all exacerbating one another.

Cities in Poorer Countries Are at Risk as Covid-19 Spreads

100+Wired / 7h
Hot spots are emerging in urban areas across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where social distancing is challenging and missing work can mean not eating.

The New Intimacy, Brought to You by Covid-19

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Don’t touch, but keep in touch! The pandemic has us living in an alternate corporeality.

My last trip before coronavirus: Flying United basic economy, from Denver to Austin

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It’s been nearly three months since I last boarded a plane. And even back in early March, flying wasn’t quite how it had been in the past. In the good old B.C. days — before coronavirus — my biggest concerns were making sure I had enough time to make it to my gate before final call; remembering to finish the contents of my water bottle before reaching the bag scanners at security checkpoints; and

How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux

47How-To Geek / 7h
Are you tech support for your friends and family? TeamViewer makes cross-platform remote support a breeze, and it’s free for private use. Here’s how to install and use it on Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The best gifts for grads under $50

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Finding the right gift for a new graduate in your life is tricky, especially if you’re on a strict budget. The usual techie ideas like tablets and wearables are expensive, and at the opposite end of the spectrum are loads of corny (and often useless) personalized trinkets. But there are budget-friendly gadgets and accessories you can buy that new grads will find practical, convenient and even fun

UV Phone Sanitizers Are Everywhere, But Do They Work? Should You Buy One?

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People who are desperate to shake the germs off their outrageously dirty phones might be tempted to buy an $80 UV sanitizing booth. And while certain wavelengths of UV light are great at killing microorganisms, including COVID-19, you might be better off cleaning your phone the old-fashioned way. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The best gifts for dad under $50

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When buying gifts for a loved one, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spending big. This is especially true for tech-competent parents who always seem to have the best tech that money can buy. But that doesn’t always need to be the case, so we’ve put together a list of gift suggestions for dad that are all under $50. From speakers to smart plugs, organizers to DIY computing boards, our ideas will

Backing up your business

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Information is currency in the digital era, and with many companies around the world being forced to change their business practices because of Covid-19, this currency has become even more attractive to cyber criminals, underlining the need to backup with a disaster recovery plan. However, the rush to mobilize a remote workforce means that robust security measures and business continuity practice

American Airlines Selling Miles For 1.8 Cents Each

500+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Obviously for most people this isn’t the time to buy points speculatively. However, for those who have good award redemptions in mind, it could make sense to buy points at a discount, especially when programs offer best-ever promos. That’s why I’ll keep covering deals to buy points as they arise. American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. Yesterday American’s previous promo

The Morning After: SpaceX makes history

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Since our early weekend edition of the Morning After, SpaceX has made it into space. Its second attempt, on Saturday afternoon, marked the first time a commercial aerospace company has transported astronauts off-world. It’s also the first time since the cancellation of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 that astronauts have lifted off from US soil. Roughly nine minutes after the Falcon 9 took off,

Ducati Superleggera V4 is the most powerful and most expensive Ducati ever

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The new Ducatti Superlegerra V4 is a superbike like no other. It’s the most powerful and most expensive Ducati ever made. With base prices starting at $100,000 the Superleggera V4 costs more than a new Chevy C8 Corvette and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifolgio. Equipped with a 998cc V4 engine producing a maximum of 224 horsepower, it’s also the most powerful … Continue reading

Global smartphone sales plummeted 20% in Q1, thanks to COVID-19

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More dismal numbers confirm what we already knew: Q1 2020 was real rough for an already struggling smartphone category. Gartner’s latest report puts the global market at a 20.2% slide versus the same time last year, thanks in large part to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Every single one of the global top-five manufactures saw large declines for the quarter, save for Xiaomi, which saw a sligh

The best gifts for the new grads in your life

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The year 2020 is turning out to be a strange one to say the least, but we can still celebrate momentous occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. Pandemic or not, now is typically the time that seniors in colleges and universities across the country complete their long journey in upper education. They might not be able to have a traditional cap-and-gown ceremony at this time, but y

Understanding epidemiology models

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) One of the least expected aspects of 2020 has been the fact that epidemiological models have become both front-page news and a political football. Public health officials have consulted with epidemiological modelers for decades as they've attempted to handle diseases ranging from HIV to the seasonal flu. Before 2020, it had been rare for the role these mode

Google delays Android 11 launch

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The launch of the latest version of the Android operating system had been due to take place on Wednesday.

How to build a culture for successful cloud transformation

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Digital transformation provides the means for businesses to survive in a complex, new world. It forms part of a broader push to drive new revenue opportunities and growth through cloud services because it's perceived that businesses with a digital core are more efficient, agile, and responsive to market needs. We find that customer experience and digital transformation are inextricably linked, wi

The best gifts for new dads

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If there's a new dad in your life, they're no doubt terrified about being responsible for a tiny, defenseless human being. It's one thing to prepare yourself with parenting books, it's another to actually live through the cycle of constant diaper changes, naps and feedings. But there are a few things you can grab to make their lives -- not to mention their partners' lives -- easier. Building on o

This Bot Hunts Software Bugs for the Pentagon

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Mayhem emerged from a 2016 government-sponsored contest at a Las Vegas casino hotel. Now it's used by the military.

PS Vita Killzone: Mercenary servers suddenly went dark

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It’s no secret that Sony has officially pulled the plug on its last gaming handheld but that was really only as far as production of the PlayStation Vita and its cartridges go. One would expect the console to continue working with existing games though some Vita-related servers to eventually fold. Unfortunately for players of Killzone: Mercenary, that happened without warning … Continue reading

American Offering Double AAdvantage Miles For Summer Travel

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As passenger numbers have slowly started to pick up in the US, we’ve also seen US airlines introduce some promotions incentivizing future travel. American Airlines has just rolled out such a promotion, for summer travel. This follows American’s promotion a few weeks ago , offering up to 5,000 bonus miles for newly booked flights. American AAdvantage double miles promo American Airlines is offerin

UK takes steps to shield tech firms from aggressive foreign takeovers

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Within the next few weeks, the UK government is expected to table the National Security Investment Bill, designed to protect home-grown technology firms from aggressive foreign takeover. First discussed in 2017, the bill will see foreign acquisition bids come under an increased level of scrutiny and introduce a harder stance on both takeovers and mergers. The proposed rules will apply to any deal

Master Microsoft Excel with this free online course

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TL;DR: Microsoft Excel: Complete Excel Guide 2020 is free on Udemy using the code MAY20FREE. There has been a lot of talk about how we should all be bettering ourselves during lockdown, but that's rubbish. If you want to spend these months doing absolutely nothing, then that's absolutely fine. If you do want to do something productive, then that's also good, especially as there are loads of onlin

The Last of Us 2 has more pre-orders than Marvel's Spider-Man – despite spoilers

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It's not long until we finally get our hands on The Last of Us 2 , but the road to the highly-anticipated sequel's release date hasn't been smooth. Between delays and spoiler leaks, The Last of Us 2 has had a fairly rocky development road but, according to Sony, these factors haven't hugely affected pre-orders. In an interview with CNET , Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan revealed that

BT hopes green tech and electric vehicles will drive sustainability efforts

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BT is accelerating its sustainability programme with a package of ‘green recovery’ measures that will allow the company and its customers to reduce their carbon emissions once the Coronavirus pandemic has subsided. A partnership with the Silicon-Valley based ‘Plug and Play’ platform will identify technologies from UK-based scale-ups that could support these ambitions. Smart streets, smart buildin

Can Hackers Really “Bounce” Their Signal All Over the World?

96How-To Geek / 8h
TV shows and films rarely represent hackers accurately. We’re all familiar with the old trope of the hoodie-clad digital criminal frantically typing into a black terminal before triumphantly whispering, “We’re in.” Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2020 Pirelli Cinturato P7 is a new summer tire developed using an intelligent compound

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Italian tiremaker Pirelli has unveiled the next-generation Cinturato P7, a high-tech summer tire infused with the all-weather capabilities of an all-season tire. It may not sound like much, but the newest Cinturato P7 is a different type of summer tire. How? Pirelli created it using a high-tech polymer compound that literally adapts to changing weather conditions. The previous-gen Cinturato P7 …

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to be unveiled on June 11

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Smartphones are not the only products from Xiaomi’s stable that sell in huge numbers. The Chinese company is second to Apple when it comes to selling fitness-focused wearables globally. Unlike Apple, Xiaomi has focused mainly on selling budget smart bands. To continue the trend further, Xiaomi has announced on its official Weibo handle that it will launch its next-generation Mi Band 5 in China on

Dell announces business-focused Latitude 9510 notebook in India

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Dell has announced a new business-centric Latitude series laptop in India. The new Dell Latitude 9510 comes with a future-proof 5G-ready design and intelligent solutions for increased productivity. Back in CES 2020, Dell introduced the ultra-premium Latitude 9000 series of laptops. The laptop, which has 10th Gen Intel vPro processors starts at Rs.1,49,000. Design Dell, through a press release, ha

Half-Life: Alyx mod lets you play without VR but at a virtual cost

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Half-Life Alyx is the first major game in the franchise to come out in years but its high requirements made it a no-go for many fans of the franchise. Valve may have boosted sales of its Index VR system and perhaps other compatible VR gear but that is still a small number compared to Half-Life fans still left hanging. Unsurprisingly, … Continue reading

Business owners look elsewhere after sluggish response for bank loans

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The sluggish response by banks in approving loans during the Covid-19 outbreak is leading business owners to look elsewhere according to new research published today, which also highlights the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. The research, commissioned by Encompass Corporation, shows that four in 10 businesses are planning to change their banking provider due to the slow support t

Here's how to listen to all your favourite songs for free

20Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: A three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited is free for new customers. In the absence of things like cinemas, shopping centres, and pubs, we're all having to be a little more creative when it comes to entertainment . This has resulted in an increased interest in subscription services like Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited. It's a particularly good time to sign

Windows 10 May 2020 Update now tells you if it can’t be installed on your PC

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Windows 10 May 2020 Update has introduced a new system whereby you’ll be informed if your PC isn’t ready to receive the latest upgrade from Microsoft. As you’re likely aware, whenever a new feature update rolls out to Windows 10 users – which happens twice a year – Microsoft deploys it in phases, with only some users getting it initially, and others maybe after a few weeks, or even several months

Apple Watch 6 may not be an upgrade over the Watch 5 in this one key area

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We're expecting the Apple Watch 6 to be an upgrade on the Apple Watch 5 in a variety of ways, but a new leak claims the newer smartwatch might not pack a better screen than its predecessor. This news comes from Twitter leaker @L0vetodream , who posted a tweet saying 'in my dream the Apple Watch S6 will continue use the display from JDI' (the leaker seems to preface their leaks with 'in my dream')

Minecraft Dungeons will get cross-platform multiplayer in a future update – first DLC arrives in July

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Minecraft Dungeons won’t be winning any game of the year awards, but it’s been generally well-received by players due to its fun Diablo -esque gameplay. The main complaint leveled towards the dungeon-crawling spin-off, however, is that it’s just too short and you can't play with friends on other platforms. With only nine levels, it’s easy to run through Minecraft Dungeons in around five hours wit

Best Z490 Motherboards 2020: upgrade to Intel Comet Lake in style

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You're going to need the best Z490 motherboards to take advantage of Intel's new 10th generation Comet Lake processors but with the flood of new hardware currently hitting the market, it can be hard to decide which one to buy. You're already making an investment in a new processor so adding a new motherboard to the shopping cart as well is going to be a strain on anyone's budget. Fortunately, we'

Scientists find the universe's 'missing matter' using mysterious cosmic bursts

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Thanks to some pretty rigorous scientific calculations, researchers have long been able to determine how much matter there was in the universe when the Big Bang happened. The problem — until now — is that they couldn’t actually find half of what is supposed to be there. But by using mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs), researchers from Curtin University have finally located all the missing matter

KSI: 'I wanted to make my parents proud through YouTube'

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The YouTuber says his mum and dad initially wanted him to become a doctor or lawyer.

Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ seemingly resurface due to US unrest

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The post Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ seemingly resurface due to US unrest appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Electric plane takes to the skies over Washington

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to raise boys so they're comfortable with their emotions

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Parents want so many things for their children: to find joy, to make friends, to explore the world, to live free of judgment and discrimination. Making these dreams reality is never easy, but parents raising boys face a unique challenge. The traditional definition of what it means to be a man — stoic, self-assured, strong — is in the midst of a significant transformation. Men are being encouraged

No, this is not the first image of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

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Hype is rising for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 – the next generation graphics card that is likely to arrive (alongside other RTX 3000 GPUs) sometime this year – and a new image has been posted online that apparently shows what the upcoming graphics card will look like. However, while we can't wait to see the RTX 3080 (or whatever name Nvidia chooses for its next flagship GPU), the image posted on

Scammers are using a social engineering trick to hijack WhatsApp accounts

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Fraudsters are using a social engineering trick to fool WhatsApp users into handing over the keys to their accounts. As Zak Doffman of Forbes explains, the scam has been around for some time, but has seen a recent resurgence, possibly due to increased reliance on messaging apps during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how to get WhatsApp dark mode Facebook dark mode : everything you need to know

iPadOS 13.4.1 may put your iPad Pro into a boot loop

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If you own certain models of the iPad Pro, we'd recommend holding off updating to the new iPadOS 13.4.1 update for the foreseeable future. According to a variety of users, the update is causing certain models of the iPad Pro to enter a boot loop where the tablet starts up, but after less than a minute begins to reboot again. It will continually repeat that process, meaning you're unable to use it

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 might have an even bigger battery than we were expecting

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Not so long ago there was a leak suggesting the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 would have a 4,000mAh battery , but a new leak suggests the battery might actually be even bigger than that. SamMobile claims to have found information on China’s 3C certification database (a database that phones have to pass through to be sold in the country) that points to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 having a battery with a r

TD Ameritrade launches web interface for thinkorswim trading platform

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TD Ameritrade has announced the launch of Thinkorswim Web, making it easier than ever before to get access to this powerful trading platform. The new browser interface includes most of the essential features of the Thinkorswim desktop client, including demo accounts, live trading, and customizable technical charts. The release came in part due to the spike in trading caused by the coronavirus pan

43-inch Nokia Smart TV to launch in India on June 4

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A new Nokia smart TV will be announced in India on June 4, as a part of Flipkart’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Last year, Flipkart acquired to rights to use the Nokia brand name for its upcoming series of smart TVs in India. The first fruit of this partnership came in the form of the 55-inch Nokia Smart TV that was unveiled in December. It is now doing good on the promise of offering more TVs by

Microsoft replaces journalists with AI

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Noise announces Nuvo true wireless earbuds priced Rs 2,999

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Indian audio product maker Noise has unveiled its next pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Noise Shots Nuvo. The company is known for designing products at a price point that attracts Gen-Z consumers. Priced at Rs.2,999 the earbuds have compelling features like the IPX4 rating, Bluetooth 5.0 to rival its competitors in the market. The new earbuds from the company have a design that is quite simil

MacBook Pro 13-inch surprise price hike: memory upgrade just became way more expensive

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro 13-inch may have only just launched, but the entry-level model (with an 8th-gen CPU) have already had the price upped considerably, at least for those who want to upgrade the amount of system RAM supplied with the laptop. Previously, specifying 16GB of memory rather than the basic 8GB would cost you $100 or £100, but that upgrade has now doubled in cost to $200 or £200. Pr

SpaceX's pioneering astronauts board the International Space Station

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Following a dramatic launch , 19-hour voyage and successful docking procedure , pioneering astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have left the Crew Dragon and are now aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The pair emerged from the Crew Dragon capsule at around 1:15 PM ET and were greeted with bear hugs by astronaut Christopher Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanshin and Ivan Vagner

Ocean power station generates wind, wave and solar energy

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Wearable tech can indicate COVID-19 infection

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo to play a big role in Indian production

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The federal government in India has tweaked its production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to enable manufacturers to shift to India in a big way. The move is expected to pave the way for Apple, Samsung, Foxconn, Oppo, and Vivo, to play a larger role in local production. According to a news report in The Economic Times , “the empowered committee of secretaries met on Friday and decided to remove th

Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

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Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests. DHL acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce , a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerc

Drones keep a close eye on Australia’s wildlife

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Thermal imaging is helping to monitor and survey Australia's wildlife even in remote areas.

Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Notebook in India could be a rebranded RedmiBook

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Update(June 1) : Added launch date and details Xiaomi’s laptop will be soon launched in India. The company started teasing the Mi Notebook in India from last week. Now, we’ve got information regarding the upcoming laptop from the house of Xiaomi. Xiaomi India MD, Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed the launch of Mi NoteBook in India on June 11 at 12 noon. He also clearly mentioned that this will be a g

Acer introduces India’s first AMD Ryzen 5 4500U powered laptop

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Acer, one of India’s leading laptop and computing brands, has unveiled its new laptop - Acer Swift 3 ( review ) in India. This laptop that boasts a battery life of over 12 hours is India’s first-ever laptop that comes with the all-new AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor. This new high-end processor is based on Renoir architecture and is capable of offering improved gaming, multi-thread performance, and o

Suck it up: save AU$150 on Dyson's V7 cordless vac

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Most of us hate cleaning, the dreaded repetitive chores that seem to be the bane of our existence, but there is an unexpected hero here to save the day – the Dyson V7 Motorhead that is currently discounted by 25%. Vacuuming with a traditional vacuum cleaner can become quite the bore – dragging out a bulky appliance that has to be lugged around with a sluggish might as you unravel the cord with th

Apple closes some U.S. stores again, this time because of looting and vandalism

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Weeks after reopening some of its U.S. retail stores, which were shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Apple closed the majority of them down after they were targeted by looters. 9to5Mac reports that most of the stores have been closed until Sunday, but some will remained closed through Monday, too. Apple confirmed the closures to 9to5Mac. "With the health and safety of our teams