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Uber is reportedly trying to buy Postmates

GrubHub Uber Postmates
4KEngadget / 2h
Uber might have missed its chance to buy Grubhub , but it might not go away empty-handed. New York Times sources claim Uber has made an offer to buy Postmates. The talks are still in progress and aren’t guaranteed to lead to a union, but negotiations are reportedly close enough that a deal could be ready as soon as Monday night. We’ve reached out to Uber for comment. Postmates declined to comment

The best camera phone 2020

10KFuture - All the latest news / 14h
We've searched for the ultimate partnering of smartphone and lens, and here are the 10 best camera phones.

India bans TikTok, dozens of other Chinese apps

India TikTok Chinese
6KTechCrunch / 12h
The Indian government on Monday evening said it was banning 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns that these apps were engaging in activities that threatened “national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India” in what is the latest standoff between the world’s two most populated nations. Among the apps that India’s Ministry of


iPhone 12 OLED displays - LG joins Samsung as suppliers to Apple

51Future - All the latest news / 6min
Based on the reports gaining ground, it appears as though Apple is definitely moving away from LCD and shifting to the OLED as the default display for all future iPhones.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is exactly the film we need right now

Future - All the latest news / 34min
Netflix's comedy is a celebration of the musical event, and not the parody that many are trying to pass it off as.

After losing Grubhub, Uber reportedly hails Postmates

GrubHub Uber Postmates
100+TechCrunch / 38min
Uber has reportedly made an offer to buy food delivery service Postmates, according to The New York Times . According to the Times, the talks are still ongoing and the deal could fall through. For those that have been paying attention to Uber, this appetite is not new, albeit consistent. A little over a month ago, the ride-hailing company was reportedly pursuing an acquisition of Grubhub, another

Facebook VR headset prototype looks like cool sunglasses

SlashGear / 49min
Facebook is probably one of the last Big Tech companies you’d associate with virtual and augmented reality technologies but it has actually invested a lot of its resources into VR and AR, not even counting its acquisition of VR pioneer Oculus. Of course, Facebook’s ideals for VR are more on the casual and social side and its Facebook Reality Labs … Continue reading

TikTok banned - here's what you need to know

20Future - All the latest news / 55min
Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps and services, including TikTok.

Here's the cheapest hard disk drive per GB right but most people can't use it

Future - All the latest news / 55min
This Seagate Enterprise drive delivers an outstanding value for money.

U.S. suspends export of sensitive tech to Hong Kong as China passes new national security law

88TechCrunch / 1h
The United States government began measures today to end its special status with Hong Kong, one month after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong should no longer be considered autonomous from China. These include suspending export license exceptions for sensitive U.S. technology and ending the export of defense equipment to Hong Kong. Both the Commerce and State Departme

Banking platform solarisBank raises $67.5 million at $360 million valuation

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Despite the Wirecard fallout , German fintech startup solarisBank has raised a Series C funding round of $67.5 million (€60 million). Following today’s funding round, solarisBank is now valued at $360 million (€320 million). solarisBank doesn't have any consumer product directly. Instead, it offers financial services to other fintech companies through a set of APIs. With solarisBank, you can buil

Galaxy Note 20 reportedly fixes one major Galaxy S20 flaw

SlashGear / 1h
It is increasingly apparent that the Galaxy Note 20 is Samsung’s “mea culpa” over the Galaxy S20, at least when it comes to its features. While the price will most likely be just as high as the Galaxy S20, thanks to the S Pen, but it might be cutting down on some of the more excessive features of its predecessor. … Continue reading

Google Store now lets you choose Nest 3rd-party installation services

SlashGear / 2h
The excitement over the prospect of upgrading your home into a smart home can easily be doused by the thought of having to install those IoT devices yourself. Sure, you can get away with some smart bulbs and smart plugs but the real magic happens when you add smart thermostats, smart security cameras, and smart locks to your house. If … Continue reading

Galaxy A42 5G could boost Samsung’s mid-range portfolio

SlashGear / 2h
If you haven’t yet heard by now, Samsung’s best selling 5G phone in the past six months isn’t the Galaxy S20. Sure, the company’s high-end phone does have its fair share of buyers but even Samsung has practically admitted defeat in making its sales numbers not sound so terrible. The 5G-enabled Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 are, instead, some of … Continue reading

'Hamilton' teases fans with a very satisfying new clip ahead of Disney+ release

Hamilton Disney
100+Mashable / 2h
The filmed original cast performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is now only a moment away, due to land on Disney+ on July 3. To tide over eager fans as they wait for it, Disney has just released a sneak peek of RenĂ©e Elise Goldsberry's Angelica Schuyler performing her iconic song "Satisfied." The unexpectedly heartbreaking song is one of the musical's most lauded numbers — which is saying a

Safari in macOS Big Sur will stream Netflix in 4K HDR

Safari Netflix mBS
84Engadget / 3h
MacOS Big Sur may be a worthwhile upgrade if you love to marathon TV shows. As 9to5Mac reports , users have discovered that Safari in Big Sur will play Netflix videos in 4K with HDR, whether you’re using Dolby Vision or HDR10. You won’t have to switch to another browser just to see more than a plain 1080p image. The upgrade comes thanks to long-expected support for HEVC in Apple’s web browser. Yo

Uber Makes Offer to Buy Postmates Delivery Service

GrubHub Uber Postmates
200+NYT > Technology / 3h
The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse of its main business.

Fraudulent Covid Antibody Tests? FBI Warns of Scammers, Identity Theft

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.

Uber Makes Offer to Buy Delivery Service Postmates

GrubHub Uber Postmates
300+NYT > Technology / 3h
The ride-hailing company has been trying to expand its food-delivery business to compensate for the collapse of its main business.

Android 11 security and privacy changes you need to know

SlashGear / 3h
Although Google loves to talk about how it uses the latest AI and machine learning technologies to power its anti-malware systems, Android’s security and its sibling privacy are almost points of ridicule for the mobile platform. Of course, that gives Google even more reasons to double down on improving Android’s security and privacy features. Such is the case with Android … Continue reading

Fortnite 13.20 update arrives tomorrow: What players should expect

SlashGear / 3h
The third season of Fortnite‘s second chapter is well underway and players have largely adjusted to the new environment — one primarily featuring water as a consequence of Midas and his attempt to stop the Storm forever. Though we can’t say exactly what Epic has planned at this point, the company has heavily hinted at what is to come, making … Continue reading

New York Times Realizes Big Tech News Aggregation Like Apple News Actually Bad

York Times Apple News
Gizmodo / 3h
The New York Times has announced it is ending a partnership with Apple’s news aggregator app, with the company citing a greater need for a more direct relationship with readers. Read more...

Build Out Your Penny-Pinching Home Theater With These Choice Budget TVs

Gizmodo / 4h
Buying a TV can feel overwhelming, with dozens of models to choose from and a bunch of confusing specs rattling around your head. Couple that with a global pandemic ensuring you can’t even see these TVs in person before you buy, and you’ve got a tough call to make. If you’re on a strict budget, we’ll save you the… Read more...

What's the Best Webcam for Zoom Meetings?

Lifehacker / 4h
The year was 2016. After having recently moved out of my parents’ house and deciding to be a freelance writer full-time, I decided it was in my best financial interest to upgrade my streaming setup, I guess so I could build up my Twitch channel and foster a community around it?? Ha ha ha, such foolish dreams I often… Read more...

Lululemon buys interactive home gym startup Mirror for $500 million

Lululemon Home Mirror
90Engadget / 4h
Lululemon is best-known for gym clothes, but the gym isn’t an option in areas hard-hit by the pandemic — so it’s finding a way to foster workouts at home. The company has bought home fitness startup Mirror for $500 million to “accelerate the growth of personalized in-home fitness.” While Lululemon didn’t say how the technology would evolve, it said Mirror would operate as a standalone company wit

Amex Offering Cardholders $50 To Shop At Small Businesses

View from the Wing / 4h
American Express conjured up a holiday, Small Business Saturday, in a pique of marketing brilliance. They wanted to promote card acceptance with small merchants in a drive to reach parity with Visa and Mastercard, and promote awareness among their own cardmembers that Amex is accepted at small businesses. American Express has a new small business promotion now - an 'Amex Offer' you can add to one

Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core supports dual 4K 60Hz monitors

Belkin Thunderbolt
SlashGear / 4h
Belkin has expanded its Thunderbolt 3 docks product line with the unveiling of its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core, a new model that is compatible with both Windows and Mac. According to the company, its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core is the first-ever dual-powered dock of its kind with Thunderbolt 3 tech and compatibility with both operating systems. Laptops featuring … Continue reading

Apple devices will get encrypted DNS in iOS 14 and macOS 11

52Future - All the latest news / 4h
Apple is adding encrypted DNS to iOS and macOS in an effort to better protect the privacy of its users online.

Facebook Has a VR Headset Prototype That Looks Like a Pair of Glasses

39Gizmodo / 4h
Comfortable, good-looking VR headsets might not be available in the near future, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be available at all. According to VentureBeat , Facebook is researching a holographic optics design that would slim down present-day VR headsets from their bulky, brick form to something more like a thick… Read more...

Coronavirus: How much does your boss need to know about you?

2021 Ford Bronco Roadshow
200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Firms are collecting a lot more information about staff as they try to contain coronavirus risks.

Facebook envisions using holographics for super-slim VR glasses

92Engadget / 4h
Facebook and Oculus have been trying to make slimmer and more comfortable VR headsets for a while, but their latest experiment get close to the ideal: displays that are as easy to wear as a pair of sunglasses. Facebook’s Reality Labs has developed a proof-of-concept device that uses holographics with flat films for the optics, leading to displays that are less than 0.35 inches thick — much smalle

Antigua is open for travel — but this group hit some major snags after testing positive for COVID-19

73The Points Guy / 4h
International borders are beginning to reopen around the world. But in many cases, procedures for crossing them remain a mystery — even for U.S. travelers returning home to the United States. Related: Antigua open to tourists again Katie Snyder and seven friends recently returned to the U.S. from a trip to Antigua. But instead of connecting through to LaGuardia , per their American Airlines fligh

Cheaper Xbox Series X console might be revealed in August

Future - All the latest news / 5h
Microsoft's 'Project Lockhart' Xbox Series X console will be revealed in August, according to two publications.

Popular food additive ‘disturbs’ gut bacteria and fuels inflammation

83SlashGear / 5h
A common additive found in many food products, beverages, and supplements has been linked to gut bacteria changes that cause inflammation of the colon, fueling Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The findings come from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where researchers found that titanium dioxide ‘significantly’ alters the composition of gut bacteria in mice with harmful results on digestive heal

Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience included with Prime

500+TechCrunch / 5h
Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the co-watching session will be able to start,

The best Sky TV deals, packages and Sky Q offers in June 2020

500+Future - All the latest news / 5h
We've rounded up the best Sky TV deals, packages and all inclusive bundles just for you - including Sky Q, Cinema, Sports and more.

F.B.I. Warns of Fraudulent Coronavirus Antibody Tests

300+NYT > Technology / 5h
Scammers are out to get personal information that could lead to identity theft.

India bans TikTok—plus 58 other Chinese apps

India TikTok Chinese
500+MIT Technology Review / 5h
On Monday, India banned TikTok and dozens of other apps made in China, escalating tension between the countries two weeks after a long-simmering border dispute in the Himalayas turned deadly . The news: In a statement , India said the apps “engaged in activities which [are] prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” Messaging and chat

Remote workers are increasingly exposed to risky content online

Future - All the latest news / 5h
New research from NetMotion has revealed that remote workers are more likely to visit risky URLs.

Marriott Closing San Antonio and Ontario Call Centers

30View from the Wing / 5h
Three months ago Marriott laid off Ambassador customer service staff as part of customer contact center closures, effectively gutting the personalized nature of the Ambassador program - which still requires customers to spend at least $20,000 annually, even with this year's reduced elite requirements . Now Marriott has gone a step further and just announced the closure of two call centers. Contin

The top travel rewards cards that can pay for themselves

The Points Guy / 5h
Premium credit cards have been one of the fastest growing segments of the reward card market in recent years, as customers with varying levels of income and net worth get comfortable with the idea of paying several hundred dollars a year in annual fees. I nterested in more credit card news and advice from The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter . Of course people aren’t just handing thei

Next year's Geneva Motor Show is canceled too

72Engadget / 6h
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 2021 Geneva Motor Show, originally scheduled for March 4th through 14th, 2021, has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. The decision was made after a majority of exhibitors said they probably wouldn’t participate in a 2021 show, according to a statement from the event’s organizers. The 2020 Geneva Motor Show was also canceled after the Swiss government banned gat

Best SSDs 2020: the top solid-state drives for your PC

2KFuture - All the latest news / 6h
Give your computer a shot in the arm with one of these excellent solid state drives.

Best wireless mouse 2020: the best wireless mice on the market today

96Future - All the latest news / 6h
Convenience and clutter-less desks are just a couple of reasons to invest in the best wireless mouse.

Super Nintendo World theme park opening delay is good news for gamers

Nintendo SNW Japan
SlashGear / 6h
Assuming you’re the sort of person that might one day bring your children to a Nintendo-themed amusement park, today’s news is good news. Nintendo announced that they’d be delaying the opening of Super Nintendo World (the Japan-based theme park) until further notice. This delay was due to COVID-19 – not because there was an early outbreak or anything, but because … Continue reading

Sedatives Can Be Dangerous, but This Berry-Flavored Sleep Aid Is a Dream Come True

Futurism / 6h
Shakespeare wrote that sleep knits up the raveled sleeve of care, which is a nice turn of phrase. But it doesn’t really capture how essential a good night’s sleep is to the daily functions of human beings. Yet, in the modern world, more human beings than ever are having trouble sleeping thanks to a variety of factors. And a lot of modern solutions such as sleep medications can end up leading to m

Detroit Police Chief Admits Face Recognition Doesn't Work '95-97% of the Time'

60Gizmodo / 6h
During a public meeting on Monday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig estimated the facial recognition technology used by his department fails to identify suspects accurately “96% of the time,” adding that nearly every case would go unsolved if police relied solely on the technology to identify suspects. Read more...

This Intel Lakefield benchmark should have Microsoft and Samsung worried

Future - All the latest news / 6h
A recent benchmark of Intel's Lakefield processor came in well under expectations, setting up Microsoft's Surface Neo and Samsung's Galaxy Book S for poor receptions

Lululemon just bought one of the coolest smart home fitness companies

Lululemon Home Mirror
SlashGear / 6h
Lululemon Athletica, the clothing company best known for its yoga apparel line, has announced plans to acquire in-home fitness company MIRROR for $500 million. MIRROR has launched an all-in-one smart fitness system designed to replace the gym, something no doubt more popular now that many people are practicing social distancing and avoiding public fitness centers. MIRROR sells a smart home … Cont

CodeGuru, AWS’s AI code reviewer and performance profiler, is now generally available

100+TechCrunch / 6h
AWS today announced that CodeGuru , a set of tools that use machine learning to automatically review code for bugs and suggest potential optimizations, is now generally available. The tool launched into preview at AWS re:Invent last December. CodeGuru consists of two tools, Reviewer and Profiler, and those names pretty much describe exactly what they do. To build Reviewer, the AWS team actually t

7 Reasons To Get The IHG Premier Card

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
In January we saw Chase and IHG introduce an incredible limited time sign-up bonus on the IHG ® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card ( review ), which in my opinion is a card that’s worth having long-term for the great perks it offers. This really is a phenomenal card — it’s worth getting for the benefits , and if you’re going to get it, you might as well do so when it’s offering the best bonus. Whil

The virtual state of corporate venture capital today

100+TechCrunch / 6h
BIll Taranto Contributor GHI Fund President Bill Taranto has spent more than two decades in the healthcare industry and has 15 years of experience in healthcare investing. In addition to his venture investing knowledge, Bill has decades of management operations experience. More posts by this contributor Corporate venture business strategies that work When the going gets tough, it’s common for som

From napkin notes to term sheets: A chat with Inspired Capital’s Alexa von Tobel

84TechCrunch / 6h
The next iteration of fintech is upon us, according to Inspired Capital’s Alexa von Tobel. “Fintech 1.0 was very much, ‘Let’s take what already exists and let’s do it better,’” she said in a recent appearance on Extra Crunch Live . Consumers are shifting away from Chase Bank and migrating to no-fee trading platforms like Robinhood; instead of booking an appointment with a tax advisor, people are

Developers leak benchmarks from the Apple silicon Mac transition kit

Apple ARM Rosetta 2 R.
100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Developers are wasting no time getting their hands dirty with the new A12Z ARM Developer Transition Kits. (credit: Axel Roest ) As reported by MacRumors , eager Apple developers are already posting benchmarks on the developer transition kits for Macs with Apple silicon. These kits are based on the Mac mini chassis but include ARM-derived Apple silicon rather than Intel CPUs. Before we d

Best gaming keyboard 2020: the best gaming keyboards we've tested

1KFuture - All the latest news / 6h
All of these keyboards are as beautiful as the components in your PC

Weber's connected pellet grills are $200 off for July 4th

71Engadget / 6h
A backyard barbecue with the family may be as good as it gets for summer celebrations during a pandemic — thankfully, the tech for it is more affordable than before. Weber is selling its connected SmokeFire pellet grills for $200 off, dropping the EX4 to $799 and the larger EX6 for $999 . Both deals last until July 13th. Those aren’t trivial prices, but they could be worth the outlay if you can’t

A Wild Apple ARM Benchmark Appears

Apple ARM Rosetta 2 R.
Gizmodo / 6h
Apple developers have supposedly started receiving their Apple ARM transition kits, and now a few benchmark numbers of those dev kits have also appeared in the wild. Spotted by 9to5Mac , benchmarks for the Developer Transition Kit seemed to have surfaced on Geekbench, despite strict confidentiality clauses in the… Read more...

The best gaming monitor 2020: the 10 best gaming screens of the year

1KFuture - All the latest news / 6h
With the best gaming monitors, your games will come alive, whether you're playing PC games in 4K, or you're just playing on the PS4.

Best laptops for photographers in 2020: Photo editing in Photoshop

1KFuture - All the latest news / 6h
From processing power to display quality: today's laptops make photo editing easier than ever before.

Best laptop for programming in 2020: top picks for coders, developers and sysadmins

500+Future - All the latest news / 6h
If you're looking for the best laptop for programming on, you've come to the right place.

Barbados set to welcome back Americans

The Points Guy / 6h
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. In This Post Silver Sand Bay, Christ Church Parish, Barbados. (Photo by DEA-S.-AMANTINI-Contributor Getty) Barbados

Chrome for Android finally gets a bottom tab bar in new experiment

32Ars Technica / 6h
Enabling Chrome's bottom tab strip. Everyone reading this probably uses multiple tabs on a desktop computer, but on mobile, tab management can be tough. On and Android tablet, Chrome looks like a real browser with a top tab strip, but on a phone, you don't get any kind of tab UI. There is a button that will take you to cascading UI of different Chrome windows, but a one-tap tab strip hasn't exist

Flight Delayed 90 Minutes When Activist Glues Himself To The Nose Of The Plane

73View from the Wing / 6h
This is a good reminder that there are people who are thrilled that international travel has grinded to a halt, and that flying is severely depressed amidst the global pandemic. Continue reading ...

Scientists Are Worried This New Swine Flu Strain Could Cause Another Pandemic

200+Futurism / 6h
Scientists have discovered a new influenza virus in pigs, dubbed G4, that has the potential to be transmitted between humans. The virus contains a blend of genetic material, Science reports , from several strains including the H1N1 strain from the 2009 pandemic that killed 12,000 Americans . Humans have no immunity for the new virus, though it does not appear to have jumped to many humans yet, ac

Gilead to Charge $3,120 Per Patient for Typical Covid-19 Treatment

Gilead Coronavirus
100+Gizmodo / 6h
The pharmaceutical company behind a drug that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use for covid-19 patients announced today the drug will cost $3,120 per typical treatment course for individuals with private insurance plans. Read more...

Connected devices continue to pose a major risk to organizations

Future - All the latest news / 7h
New research from Forescout highlights the growing risk that connected devices pose to organizations across industries.

The 'Eye Mouth Eye' Debacle Sums Up Tech's Race Issues

100+Wired / 7h
Last weekend, the stunt aimed to use Silicon Valley's love of shiny new things for charity. The result left people wondering about the memeification of movements.

Call of Duty: Warzone matches are about to have a lot more enemies

Duty Warzone 200 Warfare
SlashGear / 7h
Call of Duty: Warzone players are getting a big update later today. Just a couple of weeks after season four dropped, Activision and Infinity Ward have announced a “Season Four Reloaded” update that will see the number of players in each Warzone match swell to 200 for a limited time. It sounds like Warzone players are in for some particularly … Continue reading

iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

Apple Ipad Mini 2021
SlashGear / 7h
New versions of the longest lasting tablet brand in the world are rumored to appear in stores in the near future. As noted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s likely set to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year 2020. That’d be anywhere from June to December – and more likely earlier than later. It’s not … Continue reading

Aukey's 5-in-1 USB-C Hub is Down to $21

20Gizmodo / 7h
AUKEY 5-in-1 USB-C Hub | $21 | Amazon Read more...

Now 50% off, This Pet Hair Remover Puts an End to Excessive Shedding for $4

20Lifehacker / 7h
Yalami Pet Hair Remover Brush | $4 | Amazon | Promo code DDFWCIUL Read more...

Air travel recovery may come slower than expected, with Southwest Airlines a likely leader

84The Points Guy / 7h
The recent uptick in coronavirus cases in the U.S. has many wondering about the economic impact of the continuing pandemic, especially how it plays out for the travel industry. For airlines at least, it does not look good. Goldman Sachs now expects the recovery in air travel to take at least an extra year — to 2023 instead of 2022 — to return to 2019 levels, according to the latest update to the

Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1990s

93Gizmodo / 7h
For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that , pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer . Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in… Read more...

Play Your Free Twitch Prime Games With Amazon's New Games Launcher

77Lifehacker / 7h
One of the best Amazon Prime perks is its rotating selection of free games on offer each month through the Twitch.tv “Twitch Prime” service. Even better, Amazon now has a new Amazon Games launcher that makes it far easier to claim, download and play these games on a PC—but installing the app in the first place is a… Read more...

Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M

Lululemon Fitness MIRROR
500+TechCrunch / 7h
Lululemon today announced plans to acquire home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The fitness apparel company noted its plans by way of a press release, noting that it hopes to close the sale by the end of the second fiscal quarter of this year. The deal comes at a time when home workout solutions are in high demand. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely limited workout options for many acro

Take a trip up to space in this balloon — Future Blink

24Mashable / 7h
The spaceship, "Spaceship Neptune," may begin test flights starting in 2021. Read more... More about Space , Transportation , Mashable Video , Space Balloon , and Future Blink

Forget AMD Ryzen 4000 processors – a Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 APU has just been spotted

Future - All the latest news / 7h
Newly revealed details on AMD Ryzen 5000 'Cezanne' and 'Van Gogh' APUs shed light on next-gen mobility and low-power processors

It's Not a Bonus, and It's Less Than You Deserve

36Gizmodo / 7h
In a blog post today, Amazon announced it would be distributing “a special one-time Thank You bonus” to its workers, the largest sums of which would go to non-hourly managers. Read more...

The US Army needed a new troop transport – This is what GM built

29SlashGear / 7h
GM may be bringing back the Hummer as an all-electric SUV, but the automaker is looking to tried-and-tested tech for the new Infantry Squad Vehicle it’s building for the US Army. The company has inked a $214.3 million deal to produce and service more than 2,000 ultra-flexible troop transports, though while they might look like Mad Max props, they’re actually … Continue reading

Exercise causes key breast milk change that helps protect lifelong health

75SlashGear / 7h
It’s well known that breast milk offers beneficial compounds that help a newborn thrive and that may help protect them from various conditions later in life. A new study has found that the amount of these beneficial compounds varies based on, in part, how active the nursing mother is. Exercise was found to increase the amount of beneficial, protective compounds … Continue reading

United Airlines to resume China flights on July 8

The Points Guy / 7h
United Airlines will resume its service to Shanghai on July 8, making it the second US carrier to return to China. The Chicago-based carrier will operate twice a week between its San Francisco hub and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) with a crew stop at Seoul Incheon (ICN). The flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays and will return from Shanghai on Thursdays and Sundays. Sign up for the free daily

A Certain Frequency of Red Light Boosted People’s Eyesight in New Study

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Scientists in the UK think they may have found a cheap, low-tech way to help fight age-related loss of vision. In a small clinical trial, people over 40 who were told to stare into a deep red light for three minutes a day had noticeable improvements to their sight. They reported being able to see better in the dark… Read more...

In a significant expansion, Spotify to launch real-time lyrics in 26 markets

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Last November, Spotify confirmed it was testing real-time lyrics synced to music in select markets. Tomorrow, the company will announce the launch of its new lyrics feature in 26 worldwide markets across Southeast Asia, India and Latin America. This will be the first time lyrics have been offered in 22 of these 26 markets, as only Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico had some form of lyrics su

Use Frozen Strawberries Instead of Ice When Making Frozen Cocktails

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Recently I’ve seen a few recipes for frozen strawberry cocktails (both daiquiris and margaritas) that somehow don’t call for syrup or sweetener of any kind. “Good strawberries are so sweet, you don’t need any sugar!” they say. Read more...

Microsoft adds WINFR file undeletion tool to the Microsoft Store

Microsoft Windows WFR
57Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Although an undeletion utility may occasionally save your bacon, it's never been a good idea to rely on one. (credit: AFP via Getty Images / Benjamin Esham / Jim Salter ) Although it isn't yet built into Windows, Microsoft has finally released its own file undelete tool—it's called Windows File Recovery, and it works with the newest builds of Windows (variously known as 20H1, 2004, and

Amazon hopes a small bonus will please staff working through COVID-19

Amazon Workers Germany
100+Engadget / 7h
Amazon is paying its logistics workers a one-time $500 bonus as a “thank you” for working on the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a company blog post . The bonus comes after Amazon’s response to the pandemic prompted criticism from employees, along with a lawsuit from workers in Staten Island and a two-day strike at a warehouse in Germany. The bonus will be issued to “All

Someone Made a Perfume That Smells Like Outer Space

500+Futurism / 8h
You’ll never get a whiff of it directly — but astronauts have long said that space leaves a distinctive residual smell on their suits. Though it varies with the teller, some say it evokes gunpowder, burned meat, and even raspberries. “At first I couldn’t quite place it,” former ISS science officer Don Pettit wrote in a 2002 NASA blog post . “It must have come from the air ducts that re-pressed th

Learn Big Data and Machine Learning Skills Right at Home With This Training

Futurism / 8h
Machine learning wouldn’t exist if Stanislaw Ulam hadn’t gotten annoyed at his game of solitaire. In 1946, Ulam was trying to figure out the probability of winning a game of solitaire. The “deterministic” models of the time, which didn’t allow for randomness, didn’t work. So instead he played, and documented, one hundred games, crunching the raw numbers that resulted. When he returned to work, he

How to Get 3 Months of Free Coffee at Panera

100+Lifehacker / 8h
If you’re tired of making quarantine coffee at home or simply need a regular iced coffee fix to combat the summer heat—and if you have a Panera nearby—sign up right now for a free three-month MyPanera Coffee+ subscription. Read more...

‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ matches expand to 200 players for a limited time

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100+Engadget / 8h
Your quads matches in Call of Duty: Warzone are about to get a little more intense. The max player count is expanding from 150 to 200 later today. It's not quite clear how long you and your cohorts will be able to square off against 196 other players in the battle royale, but an image on the PlayStation Blog notes that it's a limited-time mode. Among the other updates that are on the way as part

4th of July TV sale event: the best deals on 4K TVs from Best Buy, Amazon, and more

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20Future - All the latest news / 8h
The 4th of July TV sales event has arrived, and we've rounded up the best 4K TV deals from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and more.

AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs could be about to enter mass production

39Future - All the latest news / 8h
AMD would appear to be driving hard for even greater dominance in the desktop processor arena.

Play Super Smash Bros. The Only Way That Matters With an $18 GameCube-Style Controller

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GameCube-Style Wired Switch Controller (Mario Red) | $18 | Amazon Read more...

6 Great Energy-Burning Backyard Games for Little Kids

70Lifehacker / 8h
Well, here we are. We’re knocking on July’s door and COVID-19 is still running rampant through many of our communities. Maybe you’ve added some socially distanced playdates into the mix by now, or maybe you’re starting to figure out how to safely venture out to a playground or a friend’s pool. If you haven’t run out… Read more...

Building the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network

24Future - All the latest news / 8h
We spoke with Helium about its hotspot and what went into creating the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless network.

The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

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SlashGear / 8h
Sony is starting from scratch with the Alpha 7S Mark II replacement, promising that the hotly-anticipated camera will be a ground-up reinvention. The a7S II was a hit among video professionals, among others, but the failure of a successor to arrive alongside the a7 III and a7R IV led some to fear that Sony had decided the series had run … Continue reading

Nacelle raises $4.8M for its headless e-commerce platform

200+TechCrunch / 8h
As e-commerce companies aim to capitalize on the online spending boom connected to shelter-in-place and keep the party going as physical retailers open back up, more are turning their attention to how they can juice the functionality of their online storefronts and improve experiences for shoppers. Enter Nacelle , an LA-based startup in the burgeoning “headless” e-commerce space. The startup bill

Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft's New Free Windows App

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100+Lifehacker / 8h
If you accidentally delete a file, all hope isn’t lost. However, assuming you can’t just drag it back out of the Windows Recycle Bin—especially true if you, like me, tend to default to the more permanent Shift + Delete instead of just “delete”—you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and try a slightly more… Read more...

Google Meet update is finally catching up to Zoom, Microsoft Teams

Future - All the latest news / 8h
Google plans to add a number of new features to Meet including custom backgrounds, hand raising, breakout rooms and more.

The pandemic is a racecourse for many a Trojan horse

Future - All the latest news / 8h
Dependency on digital has only broadened the surface for cyberattacks.

Apple launches Path to Apple Card, a 4-month credit worthiness improvement program

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100+TechCrunch / 8h
Apple is launching an interesting new Apple Card program for people who have their application declined. Declined Apple Card applicants may begin seeing notifications on their device later today that offer them the Path to Apple Card program. It’s an opt-in program that can run for up to 4 months. It leverages the information that Goldman Sachs used to determine their credit worthiness to outline

Galaxy Note 20 release dates could change Samsung forever

30SlashGear / 8h
As Samsung holds their next launch event and release date reveal for the Galaxy Note 20 and friends, the company is tipped to change their strategy for the future. A report this week says that Samsung Unpacked 2020 (for the Note 20, ZFlip 5G, and Fold 2) will sign a change for Samsung’s release schedule. Instead of releasing two “flagship” … Continue reading

India bans TikTok after deadly military conflict, accuses app of 'stealing' data

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100+Mashable / 8h
The Indian government banned TikTok, which is extremely popular in the country, for alleged privacy violations and threatening its "sovereignty." On Monday, the government of India announced the banning of 59 apps — including TikTok — for "[engaging] in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order." TikTok, notably, is

Report Finds FEMA Is Massively Undercounting Flood Risks

52Gizmodo / 9h
Right now, we’re living through a timeline where everything from unemployment rates to death tolls appear to be much more grim than authorities let on. So it’s somehow both deeply horrifying and deeply unsurprising that, while states across the country are facing unprecedented floods with disastrous long-term impacts,… Read more...

Boeing’s 737 MAX is one step closer to carrying passengers again

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A Boeing 737 MAX took to the skies over Washington Monday, marking a major, tangible step toward the plane eventually being returned to commercial service. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed it is working with Boeing on a series of recertification flights that are a crucial part of clearing the MAX to again fly scheduled airline service. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for mo

Boeing 737 MAX Certification Flights Underway

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019, after two fatal crashes just months apart. Over the past 15 months Boeing has been working towards recertification, and it looks like that may soon become a reality. Boeing’s first 737 MAX certification flight Today pilots and test crew members from both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are performing the first of several test flights i

Scientists Found a Vast, Deep Sea Coral Garden off Greenland's Coast

76Gizmodo / 9h
In the depths of the water just west of Greenland, scientists have discovered a previously unknown coral garden. They described the ecosystem in a new study published in Frontiers in Marine Science on Monday. Read more...

Researchers: Findings Suggest Something Is Leaking Radiation in Europe

2KFuturism / 9h
Call A Plumber Radiation sensors in Stockholm recently identified what seems to be a leak of radioactive isotopes coming from somewhere near the Baltic Sea. While the level of radiation isn’t dangerous to humans, Reuters reports , it is well above expected levels. It suggests, according to a map tracing the leak’s source, that a nuclear power plant seems to have sprung a leak somewhere near Finla

The New York Times removes its articles from Apple News

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100+Engadget / 9h
Articles from The New York Times will no longer appear in the Apple News app. Today, the NYT announced that it is ending its partnership with Apple News. The issue seems to be that while other services, like Google News, send readers to publishers’ websites, Apple News generally keeps readers in the app. Or, as NYT puts it, Apple’s approach does not align with The Times’ goal of building direct r

Xbox Series S reveal event details leak

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SlashGear / 9h
If you’ve been following next-generation rumors for a while, then you’ll know that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X reveal was missing something: a second console. Since the early days of Project Scarlett rumors and leaks, we’ve heard that the next generation will comprise multiple consoles for Microsoft, but when it came time to reveal its next-gen hardware, Microsoft only announced the … Continue read

An Influencer Kept a Dog Stolen From an Unhoused Man and Is Refusing to Return Her

500+Gizmodo / 9h
There has been no shortage of wild influencer stories during this period of social distancing and political unrest, including Instagram personalities who posed in blackface to “combat racism” and those who monetized their ill-advised road trips away from covid-19 hotspots . Still, those egregious behaviors are… Read more...

The Anker PowerWave Stand Combo Is a Decent $26

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How to Enable Facebook's New Dark Mode on iPhone

Facebook Dark Mode
100+Lifehacker / 9h
Facebook’s iOS app is finally getting an official dark mode. Just like the dark modes in Facebook’s other apps— Messenger , Instagram and Whatsapp —turning on dark mode swaps the iOS app’s default white and blue interface with a black and grey theme. And it looks great, and should please those of you who haven’t already… Read more...

Cook The Breakfast of Your Dreams With a $40 Dash Electric Griddle

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Nissan Ariya crossover EV debuts July 15 with a big question

35SlashGear / 9h
Nissan’s all-electric Ariya crossover will make its debut in mid-July, it’s been confirmed, with the striking EV offering a more stylish and practical alternative to the Leaf hatchback. Previewed last year in the form of the Ariya concept, the new crossover comes as Nissan shoulders pressure to reinvent its line-up with an eye on both electrification and emotion. That will … Continue reading

Dear American Airlines, Masks Don’t Help When Your Employees Won’t Wear Them

100+View from the Wing / 9h
My home state of Texas is seeing a surge of cases, including in the Dallas area. But American Airlines flight crew at DFW and Dallas-based ground staff were photographed not wearing masks. When airline employees don't wear masks, they're endangering passengers and scaring them away . That's bad for business. And when employees don't wear masks, passengers model them. It's tough to get passengers

Researchers Say You Can Improve Your Eyesight by Staring at This Specific Type of Light

400+Futurism / 9h
Light Diet Researchers from University College London (UCL) say they’ve found that exposing the human eye to deep red light for three minutes a day could improve declining eyesight. According to a study about the research published in the Journals of Gerontology , cellular function declines with age due to lower densities of mitochondria in the retina’s photoreceptor cells. Mitochondria are — as

What to Use if You Run Out of Hand Soap

85Lifehacker / 9h
So you’re running dangerously low on hand soap in the middle of a global pandemic, and refills are hard to come by thanks to supply chain issues and ongoing panic buying. Or maybe you can’t venture out to the store to buy more until well after you’ve run out. You still need to wash your hands frequently—what to do? Read more...

The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News

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The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.

India bans TikTok, WeChat and dozens more Chinese apps

3KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The Indian government says it has banned 59 apps with links to China on national security grounds.

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With 60% Bonus (Last Chance)

200+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Citi is an advertising partner of OMAAT There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points, while Marriott Rewards wouldn’t. Since the Marriott Bonvoy program was formed we’ve seen several promot

Google adds local COVID-19 news coverage to its Google News app in pilot test

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Google is piloting a new way to bring local news about the COVID-19 pandemic to its Google News application. In partnership with regional news publications in select cities across the U.S., the Google News app will now offer a dedicated section in select markets detailing critical information like community reopening timelines, business updates, school openings, as well as information on the loca

Paying for a Reference Is Just What the Job Hunt Hellscape Needed

62Gizmodo / 10h
If you have shame spiraled after sending a birthday message to a secondary contact on LinkedIn or had a few too many at a professional event, you, too, have probably wondered how much you would be willing to throw down for a networking cheat. Enter the platform Rooftop Slushie, where you can post a bid for a referral… Read more...

What Is It Like to Start a New Job During the Pandemic?

58Lifehacker / 10h
My first day at Lifehacker was March 23, 2020—a bit over three months or three years ago. I received my employment offer on March 5, exactly one week before my wife and I pulled our kids out of New York City schools, rode the subway for the last time, and basically stopped going outside. Read more...

One week only: Score 4th of July discounts on Disrupt 2020 passes

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Here’s a Fourth of July event that doesn’t require a mask or social distancing. This week only you can save an extra $50 when you buy Disrupt Digital Pro passes or a Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package for Disrupt 2020 . Buy the pass or package you want and save $50 at checkout when you use this promo code: 50JULY4 . The discount remains in play until Sunday, July 5 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT). Our fir

How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

100+TechCrunch / 10h
In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption

PlayStation Plus gets a bonus free game in July for 10th anniversary

PlayStation Plus July
SlashGear / 10h
Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of PlayStation Plus, and to celebrate, Sony has announced that subscribers will be getting three free games in July, one more than the standard two free games we’re used to seeing month in and month out. Two of those games are big-ticket titles, while the third is more of an experimental title … Continue reading

WalkinVR Is a Free SteamVR Add-On Makes VR Games More Accessible

34How-To Geek / 10h
Virtual reality headsets give us a glimpse at the exciting, immersive future of gaming. But VR also represents the decades-long disregard for accessibility features in games, and the tech may leave behind gamers with reduced mobility. A new SteamVR add-on called WalkinVR may help Steam games more accessible and encourage developers to build their games for all gamers. Read This Article on Review

Microsoft Edge Doesn't Wait for Permission to Import Your Data

63How-To Geek / 10h
Most browsers offer to import your data from other browsers when you first install them. That’s pretty handy when you’re making the switch from Firefox to Chrome, for example. But it appears Microsoft’s Edge browser is a little too proactive—it imports your data from Chrome and Firefox before asking your permission. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Pro Cyclists Will Tackle a Virtual Tour de France on Zwift Next Month

31How-To Geek / 10h
For cyclists of all skill levels and racing statuses, July means one thing: the Tour de France. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a group ride in July and not talked about the Tour with my fellow riders. But this year, the Tour isn’t happening in July—not in the real world, anyway. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Flying snake mystery solved by science

55SlashGear / 10h
The latest study published by Virginia Tech on flying snakes revealed a key point in the process. With motion capture technology and high-speed cameras aplenty, researchers created a three-dimensional mathematical model of snake flight that incorporates aerodynamic and inertial effects. They confirmed that it’s not any one element that allows this flight, but a combination of the shape the snakes

India Bans TikTok and Dozens of Other Chinese Apps

India TikTok Chinese
9KNYT > Technology / 10h
The move is part of the tit-for-tat retaliation after the Indian and Chinese militaries clashed earlier this month.

Kids Can Still Earn Free Pizza Hut by Reading

1KLifehacker / 10h
If you were a kid in the 1980s or ‘90s, you may remember reading predominantly in order to earn free Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas. Launched in 1984, Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program is built on the premise that the promise of cheesy, deep-dish goodness would be an effective enough motivator to get kids to read more… Read more...

Nikola Badger EV pickup reservations open – now to figure out who’s building it

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SlashGear / 10h
Nikola Motor has begun taking reservations for its Badger electric pickup, with the option of hydrogen fuel-cell drive helping distinguish the truck from upcoming rivals like the Tesla Cybertruck and Ford F-150 EV. The first consumer model from Nikola, the automaker is better known for its Class 8 electric haulage plans, though there are still a lot of moving parts … Continue reading

A Shot of This Gene Editing Serum Appears to Prevent Heart Disease in Monkeys

200+Futurism / 10h
If a new experiment is to be believed, a single gene-editing injection could someday eliminate the risk of heart disease. Doctors from the biotech company Verve Therapeutics injected 13 monkeys with a serum that shut off two particular genes in their livers responsible for producing cholesterol and triglyceride fats, The New York Times reports . If the same could be accomplished in humans, scient

Could a boycott kill Facebook?

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9KBBC News - Technology / 10h
As Ford, Adidas, Microsoft and HP pause ads on the social network, should Facebook be worried?

When Two Black Holes Collided, NASA Spotted Something Very Surprising

200+Futurism / 10h
Aftershock Astronomers tracked down what they think might be an extremely rare explosion in space: a powerful flash of light that they think came from a pair of merging black holes, almost like a gigantic cosmic emergency flare. In May 2019, NASA astronomers picked up on the telltale gravitational waves given off by a black hole merger, Live Science reports . 34 days later, an observatory noticed

Fat bear champ returns with a major transformation

3KMashable / 10h
She's back. And majorly transformed. The 2019 Fat Bear Week champion , bear 435 "Holly," returned to Katmai National Park and Preserve's Brooks River a few days ago, hundreds of pounds lighter — and with a cub. Her dramatic weight loss underscores that these wild Alaskan bears — while regularly seen peacefully munching on salmon or sleeping on the explore.org live-streamed bear cams — live harsh

Covid-19 spurs collaboration in telehealth

56MIT Technology Review / 10h
The coronavirus pandemic has led to enhanced health-care collaboration, innovation, and increased use of digital technologies. Telehealth enables doctors to safely connect with patients virtually and monitor them remotely, whether in different cities or down the hall. And smarter and smaller medical devices are producing better outcomes for patients—a disruption is sensed, like low blood sugar or

Get to This Choppa Now and Save Over 40%

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Lifehacker / 10h
Black+Decker Choppper | $29 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

This Samsung Galaxy S9 deal is a bargain when compared to the S10 and S20

Future - All the latest news / 10h
Samsung Galaxy S9 deals aren't the brand's newest option but the prices are a bargain right now, especially with this plan.

The Twilight Zone's Second Season Favors Tales of Troubled Men, But Ends on a Dystopian High Note

65Gizmodo / 10h
Last week, CBS All Access’ Twilight Zone revival dropped its second season all at once, enabling a binge-view that made it easy to note parallels between episodes. Amid the aliens, creatures, magical objects, and alt-reality scenarios , a big theme emerged: there’s no scarier monster than a frustrated man. Read more...

The Razer Viper Gaming Mouse Glides Like a Feather for $50, Cheaper Than Ever

Gizmodo / 10h
Razer Viper Gaming Mouse | $50 | Amazon Read more...

Russia’s replacement for the Proton rocket costs way too much

Russia US Europe Trump
100+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin visits the construction site for the launch pad for the rocket boosters of the Angara family, at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. (credit: Yegor AleyevTASS via Getty Images) In recent months, the Russian space industry has talked a good game about its plans for developing new rockets to compete on the international stage. One of the country's storied rocket engine

Best travel tripod 2020: the 10 finest lightweight tripods for your camera

400+Future - All the latest news / 10h
Lightweight, strong and compact, we rate the best travel tripods you can buy right now.

The iRig Pro Duo I/O makes managing advanced audio workflows simple anywhere

Mac USB Refurbished Core
100+TechCrunch / 10h
Connecting audio interfaces to the various mobile and computing devices we use these days can be a confusing headache. The iRig Pro Duo I/O ($199.99 USD), which IK Multimedia announced this year at CES and recently released, is a great way to simplify those connections while giving you all the flexibility you need to record high-quality audio anywhere, with any device. The basics The iRig Pro Duo

Animal Crossing update lets you jump in the water

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SlashGear / 11h
The newest Animal Crossing: Hew Horizons update is a “Free Summer Update” that’ll allow you to swim. Where before now you could catch fish with your fishing pole, or leave your island to visit a friend, now you can just… go ahead and jump. Now’s the time to explore the ocean! Just in time for the dawn of July, 2020! … Continue reading

How to Make a Single Glass of Lemonade

Vault
300+Lifehacker / 11h
When I think of lemonade, I always picture a pitcher—it’s just the most acceptable scale to envision. But an entire pitcher of lemonade requires many lemons , and sometimes I only have one. That’s okay, though; a single lemon is all that you need to make a perfect glass of lemonade. Read more...

Startups are poised to disrupt the $14B title insurance industry

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Ashley Paston Contributor Ashley Paston is an investor at Bain Capital Ventures , where she invests primarily in financial technology and services companies. If you have bought a house in the last decade, you likely started the process online. Perhaps you browsed for your future dream home on a website like Zillow or Realtor, and you may have been surprised by how quickly things moved from seeing

For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’

TikTok iOS 14 iPhone
100+NYT > Technology / 11h
Young women feeling alienated by dating apps and bar culture are finding love on their For You pages.

Intel 11th-generation Rocket Lake-S CPU spotted on Geekbench

Future - All the latest news / 11h
Leaked benchmarks point to an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a 4.3GHz boost clock and Xe graphics

Personal Capital sells to Empower Retirement in deal worth up to $1B

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Today Personal Capital , a fintech company that had attracted more than $265 million in private funding , announced that it is selling itself to Empower Retirement , a company that provides retirement services to other companies. The deal is worth $825 million upon closing, with another $175 million in what are described as “planned growth” incentives, according to a release. The deal is a likely

Sale: Save 25% on annual Extra Crunch membership

95TechCrunch / 11h
As America fires up the grill for the 4th of July, Extra Crunch has a tasty deal you don’t want to miss. From now until July 5th, we are offering 25% off your first year of Extra Crunch membership. After the first year, membership fees will increase to $99/year plus tax. This offer is only valid for readers in the U.S. Claim this deal by navigating here . Extra Crunch is a membership program from

India has banned TikTok, WeChat and many other Chinese apps

India TikTok Chinese
500+Engadget / 11h
India has banned dozens of apps made by Chinese companies, including TikTok , WeChat and several QQ and Baidu apps. The Ministry of Information Technology made the decision “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” The ban affects 59 apps altogether, also inclu

US Airlines Pledge To Offer Refunds If You Have A Fever (With A Catch)

78One Mile at a Time / 11h
US airlines are pledging to offer flight refunds if you have a fever… but only if the TSA starts doing temperature checks on passengers. Airlines want passenger temperature screenings The US airline industry wants the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to start administering temperature checks on passengers as they go through security checkpoints. This is a practice that we’ve seen all

Your 'Medical Mask Exemption Card' Is a Lie

1KLifehacker / 11h
Masks can be uncomfortable to wear, it’s true. And as most of us in the U.S. are not used to wearing them, so they’re also an uncomfortable reminder of how the pandemic has changed our lives. But if you’re looking for an excuse not to wear one, please leave the ADA and your fake medical condition out of this.… Read more...

Virgin broadband deals: score a £75 voucher, lightning speeds and cheap bills

Future - All the latest news / 11h
Virgin's fibre broadband deals are especially tempting right now, hitting all of the core areas you'd want.

Singapore offers Bluetooth COVID-19 trackers to smartphone-less seniors

100+Engadget / 11h
It’s not a given that everyone has a smartphone. That’s usually all fine and good, but countries around the world are hoping to use the devices to track contact between those with COVID-19 and the rest of the public. To bring that functionality to seniors, the government in Singapore is sending Bluetooth pendants called TraceTogether tokens. They can communicate with each other -- as well as with

China Is Providing a Controversial COVID-19 Vaccine to Its Military

500+Futurism / 11h
Chinese officials are officially planning to give an early COVID-19 candidate called CanSino to China’s military, Reuters reports , after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some promising signs. The drug, called Ad5-nCoV, is one of eight Chinese vaccines approved for human trials. Canada is also currently investigating the shot’s efficacy through human testing. According to state-owned

Sony A7S III confirmed to be launching soon with all-new video skills

Sony PlayStation Two
56Future - All the latest news / 11h
The Sony A7S III – or at least a successor to the A7S II – will definitely be launching soon, a Sony exec confirms.

This cheap SIM only deal from Three costs just £7 a month for a strong 4GB of data

Future - All the latest news / 11h
Three's cheap SIM only deals are offering some excellent value right now at just £7 a month, scoring them a top spot.

Mercedes halts its car subscription service after lackluster demand

89Engadget / 11h
Mercedes-Benz is learning how difficult car subscription services can be . Automotive News reports (via The Verge ) that Mercedes has halted its Collection subscription pilot after modest uptake. The company had hoped to expand the drive-what-you-want service if demand had surged, but the interest was “just OK,” according to sales chief Adam Chamberlain. He didn’t say how profitable Collection wa

16th-Century Child Skeletons With Coins in Their Mouths Found at Construction Site in Poland

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Road crews in Poland stumbled upon a lost 16th-century cemetery, in which the vast majority of graves belong to children. Incredibly, some of the skeletons still have coins in their mouths, a tradition that dates back to ancient times. Read more...

How to Laugh at Depression, With Humorist John Moe

55Lifehacker / 11h
This week, we’re finding the humor in our woes with help from John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast. John helps us understand what is funny—and sometimes even good— about depression, how we can recognize depression within ourselves and others and what to do about it when we find ourselves… Read more...

TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, 55 other Chinese apps banned in India

India TikTok Chinese
SlashGear / 11h
If you’re living in India today, you might be blocked from using a list of apps on your iPhone or Android device. India’s government just released a list of 59 mobile apps that are banned in the country as of today. It would appear that the apps on the list are largely made by or distributed by companies and/or developer … Continue reading

Harry Potter RPG is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021, says report

20Future - All the latest news / 11h
A Harry Potter RPG, which leaked in 2018, is apparently coming to next-gen consoles next year.

macOS Big Sur driver code hints at mysterious AMD Navi 31 GPU

Future - All the latest news / 11h
Apple's incoming OS gives us our first confirmation that Team Red has RDNA 3-based GPUs in the work

TikTok 'didn't store' iPhone clipboard data

TikTok iOS 14 iPhone
100+BBC News - Technology / 11h
In a new software update, Apple will alert iPhone owners when the clipboard is accessed by an app.

Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription and That Sucks

Sony PS5 PlayStation 5
400+Gizmodo / 11h
Subscriptions aren’t necessarily anything new when it comes to gadgets. If you’ve invested in a smart home, especially one with cameras, you’re probably familiar with the concept. But over the past two years, it’s become even clearer that companies are viewing subscriptions as the de facto future—and frankly, it sucks. Read more...

A 4K TV is a must to stream 'Hamilton' in all its glory

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53Mashable / 11h
Read more... More about Streaming Services , 4k Tv , Oled , Mashable Shopping , and Tech

Impossible Sausage will be available to any restaurant that wants it

100+Engadget / 11h
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Impossible Foods has been aggressively rolling out its fake meat products in 2020. Earlier this year, the company announced that it would be selling its Impossible Burger product in over 1,000 grocery stores . Last week, Starbucks said it was going to start selling an Impossible Sausage sandwich in the US. Now, the faux pork product will be in even more places than

PowerA's Nano Enhanced is a compact Switch controller with pro features

Nintendo Switch AC
84Engadget / 11h
Peripherals maker PowerA does a good job of making third-party gamepads — the MOGA Pro has been a bit hit with Android gamers, for example. Now, the company is launching a new controller for the Nintendo Switch . The Nano Enhanced Wireless controller — which looks just like Nintendo's own Pro controller — is a more compact version of your usual gamepad fare, designed to be as portable as the Swit

PowerA Nano gives Nintendo Switch Pro Controller a smaller rival

SlashGear / 11h
There’s no lack of Switch controllers out there, whether you’re looking for something from Nintendo itself or something licensed by third-party accessory makers. PowerA is one of those companies that has been making licensed accessories for the Switch since the beginning, and today it announced its next controller: the Nano Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch. That’s quite the mouthf

Disney Research neural face-swapping technique can provide photorealistic, high-resolution video

100+TechCrunch / 12h
A new paper published by Disney Research in partnership with ETH Zurich describes a fully automated, neural network-based method for swapping faces in photos and videos — the first such method that results in high-resolution, megapixel resolution final results according, to the researchers. That could make it suited for use in film and TV, where high-resolution results are key to ensuring that th

Apple Watch deals just hit their lowest price ever in Amazon sales

Future - All the latest news / 12h
Apple Watch deals are hitting the Series 3 like never before, with a $30 discount bringing it down to its lowest price yet in the Amazon sales.

Anthony Mackie Rightfully Calls Marvel Out for Its Lack of Diversity Behind the Camera

1KGizmodo / 12h
Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson is set to become one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s key power players in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , Disney+’s upcoming series that follows its titular Avengers as they keep fighting the good superhero fight. Sam’s newfound prominence tracks closely with the character’s path to … Read more...

Mississippi lawmakers vote to (finally) remove Confederate symbol in state flag

500+Mashable / 12h
On Sunday, Mississippi lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The bill calling for its removal passed 91-23 in the state House and 37-14 in the state Senate. Before Sunday's vote, Mississippi's state flag was the only state banner remaining in the country that still depicted an overt Confederate symbol, according to the New York Times . (The emblem has remain

Amazon's brand-new Fire tablets just went on sale for the first time ever

Amazon Fire HD 8 Today
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TL;DR: As of June 29 (until midnight), the all-new Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus tablets are both on sale for $30 off — grab one for $59.99 or $79.99, respectively. Milestone alert: The new tablets in town just got their very first discounts. Released in early June , the Fire 8 HD and Fire HD 8 Plus tablets are now on sale for $59.99 and $79.99, respectively — that's $30 off apiece — as part of on

Paid software and services available for free during the pandemic from Microsoft, Facebook and more [updated daily]

1KFuture - All the latest news / 12h
Software vendors are offering limited-time access to premium offerings - here's our pick of the best around today.

Shiny Pokemon GO explosion: The best Pokemon to hunt right now

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This week we’ve got a BIG list of Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO that you’ll want to look out for. This is one of the biggest “currently more common” Shiny Pokemon GO lists we’ve ever encountered, likely because we’re running up on a unique Pokemon GO event. Pokemon GO Fest is coming for 2020, the first edition that’ll reach the … Continue reading

Hyper Scape reportedly Ubisoft’s first foray into battle royale

Ubisoft Hyper Scape
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Over the past several years, we’ve seen numerous game developers and publishers attempt to successfully enter the battle royale space. Few have succeeded in making a splash, but the ones that have – Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends, specifically – have become immensely popular games. It looks like Ubisoft may soon try its hand at the battle royale genre, if … Continue reading

After months of delays, British Airways finally gets its first 787-10

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British Airways received its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on June 28, months later than originally planned. Just before midday, the shiny new aircraft arrived at its new base at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR). The plane, registered as G-ZBLA, took off from Boeing in Charleston, South Carolina, (CHS) at 11:37 p.m. as flight BA915 on Saturday evening and flew the 4,064 miles (6,541km) to LHR, wh

Even With Insurance, the COVID Drug Remdesivir Is Shockingly Expensive

6KFuturism / 12h
Gilead Sciences, the pharmaceutical company behind the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir , just announced what it will charge for the antiviral drug. Patients with health insurance from a private company can expect to pay about $520 for a single dose, The Wall Street Journal reports . That comes out to $3,120 for the five-day treatment the vast majority of patients receive, and $5,720 for a ten-day c

Betelgeuse’s supergiant star dimming mystery may finally have been solved

SlashGear / 12h
A mysteriously dimming star in the Orion constellation, normally visible to the naked eye in the night sky, could have been explained, with scientists tapping new astronomical data to figure out what’s going on almost 500 light years away. Betelgeuse is usually the tenth-brightest star in the sky at night, a red supergiant much larger than our own Sun. Indeed, … Continue reading

Build your home theater with these indoor and outdoor projectors

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Details: Lufthansa Coronavirus Testing At Frankfurt Airport

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Easy and frequent coronavirus testing is an important component of travel returning to normal. We’ve seen some airports introduce more testing opportunities, and this is now being rolled out at Lufthansa hubs, with Frankfurt being the first one. The way this is being offered is something to be excited about in terms of the implications it can have on travel. Frankfurt Airport coronavirus testing

New hack runs homebrew code from DVD-R on unmodified PlayStation 2

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A demo from CTurt shows an SNES emulator running on a PS2 from a burned DVD-R. Nearly 20 years after its initial release, a hacker has found a way to run homebrew software on an unmodified PlayStation 2 using nothing but a carefully burned DVD-ROM. Previous efforts to hack the PS2 relied on internal modifications , external hardware (like pre-hacked memory cards and hard drives), or errors found

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Safari on Mac

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If you’re using Safari on a Mac and you’d like to save a local copy of a web page for later viewing, it’s easy to export the page to a PDF file. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft's New File Recovery Tool is Free for Windows Users

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Imagine, if you will, someone selling an antique sewing machine. Heavy, unwieldy, and covered in decades of dust, but still entirely operable if you know what you’re doing. Now imagine that antique sitting on the shelf of your local Walmart, right next to a shiny new toaster. That is the new Windows File Recovery Tool. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon's New Fire HD 8 Tablets Are on Sale for as Low as $60

21How-To Geek / 12h
Amazon is already running a one-day sale on its new Fire HD 8 tablets, which have faster processors, more storage, and a better battery life than their forebears. Now’s your chance to grab a Fire HD 8 tablet for $60, an HD 8 Plus for $80, or an HD 8 Kids Edition for $100. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Is Rolling Out Dark Mode to Mobile

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If you’re on desktop, you can already get Facebook on dark mode, but what if you’re on iOS or Android? If you’re one of a few lucky iOS users, you can get dark mode on Facebook today. But very few users have the option yet, and there’s no word on Android. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The South Pole Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of Earth

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Warm air doesn’t reach Antarctica as easily as the rest of the globe, but a new study has found that not even the South Pole is safe from the influences of human-driven climate change. Read more...

Best website builders for portfolios of 2020

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If you've got creative work to show off on the web, you need to be aware of the best site builders to help.

How to Make Sure Your Vote Is Counted

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As the past few weeks of primaries have shown us, this election cycle is going to be a challenging one for voters—to say the least. Read more...

6 new shows and movies on Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime this week

20Future - All the latest news / 12h
Hamilton is the big hitter of the new streaming service offerings this week, but there's more to enjoy besides.

Don't go through summer without an instant camera — these are on sale

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"How's your summer?" is a loaded question this year. The answer is always some rendition of "Good, given the circumstances," obviously alluding to the fact that most fun summer plans have been postponed indefinitely. But 2020 is still a year that will go down in history, and its weirdness still deserves to be documented. Don't you want to show your grandkids a photo of yourself posted up in your

Gun-toting Karen and Ken spawn a thousand memes after pointing weapons at peaceful protesters

500+Mashable / 12h
A middle-aged white couple in St. Louis thought it prudent to point guns at unarmed, peaceful protesters. As a wise sage, once said: " Each day on twitter there is one main character. The goal is to never be it ." The gun-toting couple quickly morphed into Twitter's main characters of the day on Sunday and that continues today. An armed couple came out of their house and pointed guns toward BLM p

The PS Plus lineup for July includes a bonus game

PlayStation Plus July
100+Engadget / 12h
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of PlayStation Plus , Sony is giving away a bonus game as part of this month’s lineup. From July 7th through to August 3rd, PS Plus subscribers can grab NBA 2K20 , Rise of the Tomb Raider and Erica for free . While NBA 2K20 needs no introduction, Rise of Tomb Raider is the second entry in Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot. The most recent game in the series, Sha



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