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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Moderna set to start final-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine by July

500+TechCrunch / 3h
Pharmaceutical company Moderna told Bloomberg on Thursday that it’s on pace to begin the final-stage clinical trial of its vaccine for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 by July. Moderna was the first company to begin human clinical trials of its vaccine candidate in the U.S., and the last stage of its study will include 30,000 people and be conducted in partnership with the U.S. National

How to Make Your Scroll Lock Key Useful on a Windows 10 PC

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Up in the corner of your keyboard sits an oft-neglected key with a long history: Scroll Lock. Luckily, you can easily remap Scroll Lock to serve a more useful purpose, or configure it as a shortcut to launch a program on Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers create a bionic eye that could see better than the real thing

63SlashGear / 6h
Scientists around the world have been working on creating an artificial eye to help restore vision to people who have lost their sight or potentially those who were never able to see to begin with. Some bionic eyes have already been implanted into patients, such as those by Bionic Vision Australia and Second Site. Both those devices have similar form … Continue reading

Snapchat Expands Deals With N.F.L., Disney and Others

56NYT > Technology / 2min
The multiyear pacts, which also included the N.B.A., NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, will supply the platform with more short-form original and unscripted shows.

China’s Airlines Are Flying Ghost Flights Around Their Country To Protect The Communist Party

View from the Wing / 4min
Chinese airlines, as state entities, cannot furlough workers because that would admit failure of the Communist Party. And at the province level, declines in employment would reduce political prospects for local leaders. So even though passenger demand remains around one-third of last year's levels, airlines will begin operating 96% of domestic flights. Continue reading ...

'Invest' in Your Kid’s Creative Summer Project

Lifehacker / 5min
As one parent in our Offspring Facebook parenting group looked ahead to summer, he decided that his kids needed a purpose. An organizing principle. A project. So Isaac Elias and his partner created a presentation in Google Docs , set up a meeting and announced to their kids: This summer, they will invest in their kids’… Read more...

Block YouTube Ads With a Single Keystroke

Gizmodo / 6min
One of the more frustrating things to deal with on the web are the small (to not-so-small) video ads that pop up before YouTube videos you’re trying to binge. Even though most of them let you skip to your video after a few seconds, this advertising-filled interlude can feel like an eternity. We have a hack to fix… Read more...

Delta will test all of its staff for coronavirus in effort to improve safety

The Points Guy / 6min
Delta Air Lines will begin rolling out COVID-19 tests for all of its staff n the coming weeks as it looks further raise confidence in travel among flyers. In the latest of what the Atlanta-based carrier calls “layers of protection” from the coronavirus, CEO Ed Bastian told staff in a memo on Thursday that companywide testing will begin during the week of June 15. Tests will initially be available

Bizarre Subatomic “Quasiparticle” Reproduces Like a Living Cell

300+Futurism / 11min
Splitting Off For the first time, scientists have found that a bizarre subatomic “quasiparticle,” called a skyrmion, that’s capable of reproducing itself in an unusual way. A skyrmion is considered a quasiparticle because it acts like a subatomic particle in many ways, but doesn’t have any mass. In an experiment probing how skyrmions are formed that was published in the journal NANO Letters , a t

Great, Even Our National Parks Are Full of Microplastic

Gizmodo / 12min
Microplastics are taking over the world. A new study found that microplastics are present in at least 11 remote and protected areas in the western U.S. Read more...

Zoom waffles on the fate of US-based Chinese activist’s account

Zoom US Chinese TiananmenEngadget / 14min
Last week, Zoom closed a paid, US-based account after it hosted an event commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The event spanned global borders, and some participants dialed in from China, which continues to censor any mention of the massacre. After news outlets like Axios and South China Morning Post reported that Zoom closed the account, it was reactivated. But th

Block YouTube Ads With a Single Keystroke

Lifehacker / 19min
One of the more frustrating things to deal with on the web are the small (to not-so-small) video ads that pop up before YouTube videos you’re trying to binge. Even though most of them let you skip to your video after a few seconds, this advertising-filled interlude can feel like an eternity. We have a hack to fix… Read more...

Artemis Fowl Is a Flashy Fairytale About a Magically Militarized Police Force

Josh Gad Artemis Fowl70Gizmodo / 24min
If you wandered through a book store’s YA section back in the early aughts, chances were good your eye would eventually be caught by one of the glittering, golden cardboard standees stocked full of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl , a novel about a criminal boy genius with designs on carrying out the most impressive heist in… Read more...

Get a Little Tipsy In The Park With a Vacuum-Insulated Wine Tumbler

Lifehacker / 26min
Simple Modern Wine Tumbler | $11 | Amazon

Scientists Want to Test Existing Polio Vaccine Against Coronavirus

Gizmodo / 29min
A group of scientists have a striking proposal for keeping people safe from covid-19. In a new paper published Thursday, they argue that we can use existing vaccines like the oral polio vaccine to provide some degree of temporary immunity against the coronavirus. Read more...

Google ‘experiments’ with Stadia access on more Android phones

Google Stadia AndroidEngadget / 33min
Google Stadia is a good idea -- on-demand cloud gaming -- but it’s mostly been a disappointment thus far. The library is lacking, performance is iffy and the mobile app only works on certain Android phones. Google announced that it’s fixing that last complaint -- any Android phone that can access the Stadia app can try out the company’s gaming pipe dream. However, this is just a test -- or an “ex

What to Watch Tonight, June 11, 2020

20Lifehacker / 33min
Looking for something to watch tonight? Every afternoon we’re hunting down and highlighting the best viewing options around. Read more...

Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 5 sports bigger display and new wireless charging system — and starts at $27

Xiaomi 14 5 India 984TechCrunch / 34min
One of the world’s best selling wearable lineups just added a new gadget to the mix. Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi today unveiled the Mi Smart Band 5 that delivers several improvements and adds features such as a bigger screen, new wireless charging system, and women’s health mode over the company’s one-year-old Mi Smart Band 4 — while retaining its dirt-cheap price point. The Mi Smart Band 5

A bunch of Nintendo Switch games are back on sale today

Ars Technica / 35min
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a variety of discounts on Nintendo Switch games , as Nintendo has joined Sony and Microsoft in offering its own sweeping summer sale. Deals are available at Nintendo's own eShop and third-party retailers like Amazon, and Nintendo says they'll last through June 16. Not every discount here marks an all-time low, and in general Switch

Plastic Rain Is the New Acid Rain

68Wired / 36min
Researchers find that over 1,000 metric tons of microplastic fall on 11 protected areas in the US annually, equivalent to over 120 million plastic water bottles.

Mobile banking apps could be major security threat, says FBI

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 39min
Users of mobile banking apps will be increasingly targeted by cybercriminals attempting to steal their credentials and take over their accounts according to a new alert from the FBI . The agency's Internet Crime Complaint Center ( IC3 ) published the alert which warns that increased use of mobile banking apps during the pandemic could lead to more exploitation attempts targeting their users. As b

The cast of 'Queer Eye' reimagines the American dream

41Mashable / 42min
The Fab 5 break down how the new season of "Queer Eye" reimagines the American dream for today's world. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Black Lives Matter , Queer Eye , and Jonathan Van Ness

FCC has “serious doubts” that SpaceX can deliver latencies under 100ms

42Ars Technica / 45min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Shulz ) The Federal Communications Commission said it has "serious doubts" that SpaceX and other low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite providers will be able to deliver latencies of less than 100ms. As we reported yesterday , FCC Chairman Ajit Pai backed off a plan that would have completely prevented SpaceX and other LEO companies from applying for rural-broadband fundi

How to Get an Ill-Advised Number of Free Burgers This Month

30Lifehacker / 48min
If you’re a fan of free food and other deals , Burger King has set a trap for you and is leaving it up for the entire month of June. A quick look at the “offers” section of their website yields specials galore—including a few giving away free burgers. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know if you want to feed your… Read more...

Snap allows developers to create ‘mini’ apps for Snapchat

Snap Minis AR AppsEngadget / 51min
Snapchat is bringing third-party apps into its app with “Minis,” pared down versions of popular apps that can be accessed during conversations in Snapchat The news follows Snapchat’s move last year to open its app to outside game developers . But Minis expands Snap’s work with third-party app makers to include a range of social experiences that aren’t just games. The apps are tailored around soci

Snap lets you play as your Bitmoji in third-party games

69TechCrunch / 53min
Snap is announcing at its Snap Partner Summit that the first games that will take advantage of Bitmoji will roll out soon. The feature has already been announced last year , and it looks like developers can finally take advantage of that SDK. You’ll be able to play a game with you as the hero — or at least the Bitmoji representation of you. While this feature is reminiscent of Xbox Avatars or Nin

Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat

Snap Minis AR Apps64TechCrunch / 52min
At Snap’s Partner Summit, the company shared its newest effort to entice third-party devs to Snapchat. It’s called Minis. Snap Minis are lightweight third-party programs that live inside the app’s Chat section, which users can quickly pull up alongside friends without having to deal with switching apps. Minis live alongside games inside a keyboard tab on the user’s chat screen. When a user taps o

Apple reveals its virtual WWDC lineup, including its special keynote planned for June 22

76TechCrunch / 57min
The coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into Apple’s plans for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference event, now entering its 31st year. Due to the health crisis, Apple in March joined a number of other companies shifting their in-person events to virtual ones with an announcement that WWDC20 would be held online. Today, the company has revealed the lineup it has planned for its virtual develo

Apple commits $100M to its new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Apple Cook Racial Equity60TechCrunch / 1h
Apple announced today a new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with a new $100 million commitment. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, will lead the initiative. Jackson has notched an impressive list of achievements during her tenure at Apple by focusing on improving the environmental sustainability of the company’s supply chain. “We’re at an impo

Boeing’s Spaceship Cockpit Looks Strikingly Different Than SpaceX’s

200+Futurism / 1h
A decade ago, NASA challenged private vendors to develop concepts for spacecraft that could carry US and international astronauts to and from the International Space Station. In 2014, it awarded those contracts to Space and Boeing. Ten years later, SpaceX already has a successful launch under its belt thanks to its futuristic Crew Dragon vehicle and Falcon 9 rocket. But Boeing has been struggling

Microsoft’s Brad Smith says company will not sell facial recognition tech to police

86TechCrunch / 1h
Microsoft is joining IBM and Amazon in taking a position against the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement — at least, until more regulation is in place. During a remote interview at a Washington Post Live event this morning, the company’s president Brad Smith said Microsoft has already been taking a “principled stand” on the proper use of this technology. “As a result of the pr

Apple's virtual WWDC keynote starts on June 22nd at 1 PM ET

51Engadget / 1h
With less than two weeks to go before this year’s entirely virtual edition of the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has announced the schedule for the event. The WWDC keynote will take place at 1 PM ET on June 22nd, and you can expect to learn about the future of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, macOS and more. For instance, Apple may be preparing to announce it’ll start using its own ARM-based p

‘Death Stranding’ should run just fine on your older PC

34Engadget / 1h
When Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding arrives on PC on July 14th , you won't need the most cutting-edge computer to play as deliveryman Sam Bridges. On Thursday, the auteur's studio shared the game's system requirements. And for the most part, they're modest. Minimum and recommended specs for the PC edition of #DeathStranding , launching July 14th has been revealed! If you haven't, check more info

What Is a Weekly Review and How Can You Get the Most Out of It?

33Lifehacker / 1h
If you’re familiar with David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system, you already know about the importance of the Weekly Review. If you aren’t, here’s a quick overview: Every week, you take time to review not only your upcoming commitments and outstanding to-dos, but also the ways in which those commitments… Read more...

Why now is the perfect time to book American Airlines awards

The Points Guy / 1h
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general travel news to info

Snapchat redesigns its app with new action bar

Snap Minis AR Apps85TechCrunch / 1h
Snap is unveiling some important changes for Snapchat at its Snap Partner Summit. The navigation has been rethought with a new action bar at the bottom that lets you access Snap Map and Snap Originals in just a tap. Snap Map is also getting some brand new features to compete head-to-head with Google Maps. A new banner called ‘Happening Now’ is also being rolled out to all users in the U.S. with a

Snap announces new slate of Snap Originals

72TechCrunch / 1h
Snap is going full speed ahead with its original content strategy. The company announced that it has expanded previous partnerships with ESPN, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, the NBA and the NFL for new Shows and Snap Originals . The new slate of Snap Originals include unscripted series, docuseries as well as scripted dramas and comedies. Here are some of the highlights: Coach Kev, an unscripted show ab

Epic Games Store doubles up on free games this week

SlashGear / 1h
Another Thursday has arrived, which means that the free games on the Epic Games Store have rotated. This week is a big one, as there isn’t just one free game on offer this week, but two. One of those games – the Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection – is one that we already knew about, as SNK confirmed that it would … Continue reading

Apple pledges $100 million to foster racial equity and justice

Apple Cook Racial Equity35Engadget / 1h
Apple is joining the chorus of companies promising to address racial justice in the wake of large-scale protests over police violence and discrimination. Tim Cook has unveiled a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, including a $100 million pledge, that will tackle the “systemic barriers” to opportunity and dignity for people from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on the black communit

OpenStack adds the StarlinkX edge computing stack to its top-level projects

52TechCrunch / 1h
The OpenStack Foundation today announced that StarlingX , a container-based system for running edge deployments, is now a top-level project. With this, it joins the main OpenStack private and public cloud infrastructure project, the Airship lifecycle management system, Kata Containers and the Zuul CI/CD platform. What makes StarlingX a bit different from some of these other projects is that it is

Snapchat redesign highlights the map and original content

Snap Minis AR Apps36Engadget / 1h
Snapchat is once again getting a facelift. Today, at its (virtual) Partner Summit event, the company unveiled yet another new look for the app. With the redesign, Snap is gaining two additional sections: one for the Snap Map, which will sit to the left of the chat screen, and a new Discover section that will highlight Snap’s original content. Snapchat users will still be able to swipe between the

Snapchat adds voice commands so you don't have to search for the right filter

Snap Minis AR Apps54Engadget / 1h
One of Snapchat’s biggest strengths is its augmented reality platform. The company has credited the popularity of its lenses with helping drive much of the app’s recent growth and the company has a large and dedicated group of “lens creators” who create AR effects for the app. Now those effects are going to be much easier to find and try out: Snapchat is introducing a new “voice scan” feature tha

Apple WWDC 2020 starts June 22 – here's the full schedule

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
It’s official: Apple WWDC 2020 is starting June 22 in online-only format, and we now have a schedule for all the talks taking place at this year’s online version of the tech giant’s annual developer-focused show. Given it's an online-only show, no part of WWDC 2020 will cost money to experience, unlike the pricey tickets Apple sold to attend the event in-person. While the keynote and first day's

Now you can identify plants and pooches right in Snapchat

Snap Lens AR Maps52Mashable / 1h
Have you ever seen a dog so adorable or a plant so lush out in the wild that you had to know what it was right then and there? Snap announced new partnerships on Thursday with the apps Dog Scanner and PlantSnap that will allow Snapchat users to do just that. Snapchatters can identify dogs or plants they encounter in the real world by scanning them right in Snapchat. When you press and hold on the

Now you can use voice commands to search for lenses in Snapchat

Snap Lens AR Maps40Mashable / 1h
The company that made vomiting rainbows cool is making it easier to find the lens you're looking for. On Thursday at the Snap Partner Summit, the company announced a new capability called Voice Scan. Now, Snapchatters can use voice commands to search for lenses that change their appearance or the world's. "Scan" is a cool feature in its own right. When you press and hold in the view finder, relev

Snapchat finally gets a better navigation bar

Snap Lens AR Maps32Mashable / 1h
For an app known best for sending disappearing photos back and forth, Snapchat is practically bursting with features. The problem is that you have to be a Snapchat super fan and/or Jedi Knight to find them all . Snapchat made some product announcements at the Snap Partner Summit that should hopefully change that. First and foremost, it's bulking up the navigation bar at the bottom of the app, cal

Tech companies: It’s time to show that Black lives really matter to you

79TechCrunch / 1h
Catherine Bracy Contributor Catherine Bracy is executive director and co-founder of TechEquity Collaborative , an organization focused on mobilizing tech workers and companies to create a tech-driven economy in the Bay Area that works for everyone. Over the past couple of weeks, in the wake of the protests over extrajudicial killings of Black people, tech companies have made tens of millions of d

Amazon has a ton of EA video games on sale for up to 90% off

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Amazon is having a huge sale on EA video games as of June 11, with select titles marked down as much as 90%. We've said it before , and we'll say it again: With on-demand access to extensive libraries of console and PC titles for flat monthly fees, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Playstation Plus are two of the best deals in gaming. Still, it's hard not to think of their constantly rotating ca

Snapchat boosts its AR platform with voice search, Local Lenses and SnapML

Snap Minis AR Apps100+TechCrunch / 1h
Snapchat’s augmented reality dreams might be starting to look a bit more realistic. The company has been subtly improving its AR-powered Lenses every year, improving the technical odds-and-ends and strengthening its dev platform. The result is that today, more than three-quarters of Snap’s daily active users — some 170 million+ people –access the app’s augmented reality features on a daily basis,

Death Stranding system requirements point to a surprisingly adept PC port

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Death Stranding is finally coming to PC next month, and the minimum and recommended PC requirements been revealed ahead of its imminent release. If you run the minimum requirements, you can expect the game to display in 720p and run at 30fps. You'll need to be using a Windows 10 machine with at least an Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 CPU and a GeForce GTX 1050 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB

A Chat With @GatorsDaily, the Only Twitter Account for Anti-Fascist Gator Memes

73Gizmodo / 1h
It’s fitting that in a Twitter landscape cluttered with accounts like @RatsEveryHour and @PossumsEveryHour that a natural predator would emerge. @GatorsDaily , run by 22-year-old Seth Kaplan, began as a joke. But in recent weeks, it’s become a hub of anti-fascist gator memes, inspired by alligators’ appetite for feral… Read more...

NASA and Astrobotic will deliver water-seeking VIPER rover to the Moon

80Engadget / 1h
NASA has chosen Astrobotic as its commercial partner for the 2023 launch of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moon. VIPER will look for the location and concentration of ice on the Moon’s surface, which will inform manned missions planned for 2024, according to NASA . Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based space robotics company, will use the $199.5 million contract to ex

Windows 10 2004 update today: These key features added

Windows 10 MicrosoftSlashGear / 1h
Today the folks at Microsoft responsible for updating Windows released Windows 10 version 2004, also known as Windows 10 May 2020 Update. This update should be downloaded immediately if you do not already have your computer set to download Windows updates immediately. This version of Windows 10 has a wide variety of bug fixes and performance upgrades, including all those … Continue reading

Instacart raises $225 million at $13.7 billion valuation

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Facing unprecedented growth, Instacart has secured new funding to keep up with demand. The San Francisco company announced today that it has raised $225 million in a round led by DST Global and General Catalyst. Existing investor D1 Capital Partners participated in the round, which brings Instacart’s valuation to $13.7 billion. Instacart will use the cash to invest in shoppers and partners, build

How to Set Up a 60/40 Budget

35Lifehacker / 1h
One of the challenges of budgeting is that if you get too granular while you’re still trying to wrap your head around your financial obligations, you’re likely to throw your hands up almost immediately and decide it’s just too hard. Read more...

Linux distro review: System76’s Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS

40Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / Everything about this distribution—including the graphic-tee style default wallpaper—reassures users with a clear "simple, inviting, and friendly" brand messaging. (credit: Jim Salter) The subject of today's Linux distro review is perhaps one of a kind—as far as we know, Pop!_OS is the first Linux distribution to be created and maintained by a hardware OEM manufacturer. At the very leas

A 2010 Scientific Paper Predicted That 2020 Would Be a Shitshow

300+Futurism / 1h
Paging Nostradamus The year 2020 has heralded a seemingly endless onslaught of political, economic, and societal chaos. But surprisingly, one scientist predicted our particularly hellish year a full decade ago. University of Connecticut researcher Peter Turchin published an article in the journal Nature, back in 2010, in which he predicted that social and economic turmoil would come to a boiling

Adobe Photoshop Camera app released for phone photo magic

Adobe Photoshop PCSlashGear / 1h
This morning Adobe released the Adobe Photoshop Camera app for both iOS and Android. This app utilizes the most advanced in lenses and filters for the smartphones on which it functions – before a photo is captured. This system is made for sharing – users can utilize lenses and effects in-view, live, or after-the-fact. Adobe Photoshop Camera represents a radical … Continue reading

Internet Archive ends “emergency library” early to appease publishers

76Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: Johner Images / Getty) The Internet Archive has ended its National Emergency Library programs two weeks earlier than originally scheduled, the organization announced in a Wednesday blog post . "We moved up our schedule because, last Monday, four commercial publishers chose to sue Internet Archive during a global pandemic," the group wrote. The online library called on publishers

Signal Is the Messaging App of the Protests

100+NYT > Technology / 2h
Organizers and demonstrators say they feel safer communicating with end-to-end encryption.

US intelligence bill takes aim at commercial spyware makers

100TechCrunch / 2h
A newly released draft intelligence bill, passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week , would require the government to detail the threats posed by commercial spyware and surveillance technology. The annual intelligence authorization bill, published Thursday , would take aim at private sector spyware makers, like NSO Group and Hacking Team, who build spyware and hacking tools designed t

Par-Cook Sweet Potatoes and Finish Them on the Grill

80Lifehacker / 2h
A lot of people, when they first purchase a grill, are overwhelmed by the desire to cook the entirety of their meals on said grill, from start to finish, without “cheating” and using any other heat sources. This is folly. While some things are quite suited to grill-only cooking process, others fair far better with a… Read more...

The ultimate guide to Singapore Airlines elite status

The Points Guy / 2h
Singapore Airlines has always had a special allure for me. There’s just something about its super-premium first and business class products, posh lounges and an assortment of interesting fifth-freedom routes that keeps pulling me in. So when I was writing the Ultimate Guide to Singapore Krisflyer earlier in the month, I was particularly interested in its elite status program. In this article, I’l

Still need a Father's Day gift? This Home Depot sale on grills will help you out.

24Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Save up to 40% on a range of grills and grilling accessories on sale at Home Depot, as of June 11. As the clock ticks down to Father's Day, now is not the time to panic. Our list of Father's Day gift suggestions is already a great place to start if your dad or other father figure is a little hard to shop for. And since the day is near the beginning of summer, it's the perfect chance to fin

Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection are now free on the Epic Games Store

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown Neo Geo Collection are the latest free games available on the Epic Games Store . Both titles are available to download and yours to keep forever until June 18. Ark: Survival Evolved is probably the closest thing we’ll get to a true Jurassic Park survival game, as you battle and tame various prehistoric creatures who inhabit a remote island. You’ll need to

Software’s meteoric rise: Have VCs gone too far?

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Steve Sloane Contributor Steve Sloane is a partner at Menlo Ventures where he invests in inflection-stage companies. More posts by this contributor The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service In both the private and public markets, valuations for B2B software companies continue to climb. The average publicly traded cloud company trades at nearly 12x forward revenue,

The Removal of 'Gone with the Wind' From HBO Max Isn't Censorship

100+Wired / 2h
The streaming service's decision to temporarily pull the film from its roster isn't suppression—it's an opportunity to recontextualize.

Hilton Aspire Perks: How They Work

57One Mile at a Time / 2h
I’ve had the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card for a couple of years. This card has a $450 annual fee ( Rates & Fees ), and is easily one of the all around most compelling hotel credit cards out there. This card has many huge benefits, and almost seems too good to be true. Among other things, the card offers the following five benefits, which I consider to be the most valuable: Hilton Ho

jareckiworld: Bernard Picart (1673-1733) — Idols of Campeche,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
jareckiworld : Bernard Picart (1673-1733) — Idols of Campeche, Yucatan (engraving, 1723)

'Pac-Man: Championship Edition’ demake is coming to the US

55Engadget / 2h
Last week, Bandai Namco announced that it had turned the neon-infused hit Pac-Man: Championship Edition into an NES-style demake . At the time, it seemed as if you could only play the game if you bought all of the entries in the company’s Japanese Namcot Collection series of re-releases. However, the game will be included as a bonus in the upcoming Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 , which will be ava

Apple details WWDC 2020: Special Event keynote, sessions & forum redesign

Apple 2020 iOS June 22SlashGear / 2h
Apple has detailed just how WWDC 2020 will run, the first of its annual developer events to be carried out entirely online. The 31st year of the Worldwide Developer Conference, it’ll kick off on June 22 and run through to June 26, Apple says, with arguably the most eagerly-anticipated entry on the schedule being the Special Event Keynote held at … Continue reading

Save $10 On a Pre-Order of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection

Gizmodo / 2h
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Kollection | $50 | Amazon Read more...

Panasonic shakes up 2020 TV range with new budget OLED TV

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Panasonic has announced a new addition to its 2020 TV range, the HZ980 OLED – and it's the closest the company has got to a budget OLED TV so far. The HZ980 is a distinct offering from the HZ1000 OLED TV , with a less advanced OLED panel, ditching the Master HDR panel of the HZ1000, HZ1500 and HZ2000 in order to bring down the price of an entry-level OLED. It's expected to launch in July. Retaili

Daily Crunch: Just Eat Takeaway confirms its Grubhub acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Food delivery takes a big step toward consolidation, Amazon announces a moratorium on providing facial recognition tech to law enforcement (but there are loopholes) and Twitter tests a way to scold users for tweeting an article they haven’t read. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 11, 2020. 1. Just Eat Takeaway confirms it’s gobbling up Grubhub in a $7.3B deal European company Just Eat Takeaway sa

How to Fix the Most Annoying Chromebook Problems

79Lifehacker / 2h
Chrome OS has come a long way since its humble, browser-driven beginnings. You can now use the operating system to install Android apps, access Linux with a click of a button, talk to the Google Assistant and more. But just because Chrome OS is now packing power features into a simple design doesn’t mean that things… Read more...

Zoom Temporarily Shuts Down Activist Group’s Account After Its Tiananmen Memorial

Zoom US Chinese Tiananmen100+Gizmodo / 2h
On May 31, activists, survivors, and relatives of those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests held a commemorative vigil over Zoom. A week later, on June 7, Humanitarian China, the pro-democracy group behind the vigil, discovered that Zoom had shut down its account. Read more...

Quolum announces $2.75M seed investment to track SaaS spending

100+TechCrunch / 2h
As companies struggle to find ways to control costs in today’s economy, understanding what you are spending on SaaS tools is paramount. That’s precisely what early stage startup Quolum is attempting to do, and today it announced a $2.75 million seed round. Surge Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners led the round with help from a dozen unnamed angel investors. Company founder Indus Khaitan says tha

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 revealed with larger display, better monitoring

Xiaomi 14 5 India 9SlashGear / 2h
Xiaomi is expanding its wearables line today with the introduction of the Mi Smart Band 5. The company promises a number of improvements and new features over the previous-generation Mi Band, with this new watch launching in standard and NFC versions. One of the biggest upgrades over the Smart Band 4 comes in the display, which has increased in size … Continue reading

Data Shows How Big U.S. Airlines Are Approaching Recovery Differently

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This weekend, both United Airlines and American Airlines updated their schedules for July, whereas Delta jumped ahead of the curve and loaded their July schedules 2 weeks ago. There are now many airports where Delta used to reign that American isn't just bigger - but bigger than Delta and United combined. Both American and Southwest are positioned to be far larger than their competitors, which wi

6-core AMD Ryzen APU spotted: could this be a new budget champion?

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A mid-range AMD Ryzen 4000 'Renoir' APU has been spotted in 3DMark ahead of its rumored arrival next month. Details of the listing, shared by Twitter tipster @TUM_APISAK , reveal that the AMD Ryzen 4400G will be a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 3.3GHz. Details about the Ryzen 5 4400G’s onboard iGPU remain a mystery, though previous rumors suggested it

The 'Hip Hop Harry' dance circle song is taking over TikTok and Twitter

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To anyone who's a sucker for a painfully catchy song, we come bearing good news. Your latest musical obsession has arrived, and it just so happens to be a song from an educational children's show called Hip Hop Harry. The song to which I'm referring is called "Go, Go, Go," and it has all the makings of an obnoxiously irresistible bop. The lyrics repeat to the point of exhaustion, the song only co

Zencastr is testing a video podcasting tool in limited beta

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Early this week, Zencastr sent out an email to a select number of users, outlining plans to test a new video podcasting tool. The service has grown significantly in popularity over the last year or so, as more burgeoning podcasters have sought out a service that can streamline the remote recording process. The new feature is available as a limited, free beta, as the startup seeks to do more wides

Zoom cites Chinese law to defend censorship of human rights activists

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Enlarge / On June 4, 2019, people join the memorials for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. (credit: LewisTsePuiLung / Getty) On multiple occasions in recent weeks, Zoom has reportedly suspended accounts or disrupted meetings involving critics of the Chinese government. In an emailed statement, Zoom didn't deny the censorship. Instead, the company claimed that as a

Nintendo Switch back in stock at Very - but move fast

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The Nintendo Switch is back in stock at Very today, after varying inventory levels over the past week. With bundles and other Nintendo Switch deals on offer over the past few days, it doesn't look like stock is slowing down, however we'd move fast to secure your console. Both of the last shelf refreshes over the last few days sold out pretty quickly. You'll find the Nintendo Switch in stock at Ve

Dell's G7 15 gaming laptop gets a massive $865 price cut

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Dell has just dropped an eye-wateringly good gaming laptop deal on this RTX 2080 equipped Dell G7 15 for just $1,714.99 - a massive saving of $865 in total. This Dell G7 15 is an absolute beast, make no question about it. Inside your getting a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. That RTX card is the real cherry on top here, it's q

Adobe's Photoshop Camera app is here with plenty of goofy filters to play with

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There are already a million ways to put filters on your phone camera photos, but Adobe is here with another, potentially better option. Photoshop Camera is a new app that Adobe rolled out for everyone on Android and iOS this week. The feature was first announced back in November, with an early version rolling out at the time. As its name suggests, Photoshop Camera is a way for you to take or impo

Engineered Human Cells Could Propel Drugs Through the Body

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Recently, several research teams have proposed injecting medical patients with nanobots that could transport medicine throughout their bodies. But one group has a simpler idea: engineer cells already present in the bloodstream to carry the drugs instead. Scientists from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Science and Technology Beijing found away to engineer platelets —

Share your thoughts on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini

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When we were younger, most people lived in Nintendo, Sega and Sony households. As such, you probably have fond memories of your NES, SNES, Genesis or PlayStation. At least, that’s what these companies have been banking on by releasing smaller versions of their iconic systems. The NES Classic Edition sold out quickly , the SNES Classic Edition and Genesis Mini were both pretty great and the PlaySt

WhatsApp fixes huge number bug: You might never have known

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WhatsApp just fixed a system with which WhatsApp phone numbers were available to view and copy through a simple Google search. All WhatsApp needed to do was change a bit of code to de-index the lot of webpages created by their system – which they’ve done, this week. Users might never have known that their phone number was made … Continue reading

Make your road trips stress-free with a Garmin GPS navigator on sale

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TL;DR: Keep your eyes on the road while still following directions with a Garmin GPS for up to $70 off at Best Buy as of June 11. Summer's here and the road trips have begun. Whether you're on your way to a campsite or a picnic in the park, you'll probably need some directions. But what do you do when your passenger is too busy being the DJ and you're too busy — obviously — keeping your eyes on t

NASA reveals water-hunting VIPER rover’s ride to the Moon

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NASA has named the company which will take its new Moon rover up to play on the lunar surface, paving the way for a crewed mission by hunting for potential resources for future astronauts. The $199.5 million contract for NASA VIPER was awarded to Astrobotic, which plans to use its Griffin lunar lander to safely take the rover out to … Continue reading

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

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Father's Day 2020 is almost here (Sunday, June 21 to be exact), which means you can find incredible Father's Day sales from your favorite retailers like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Best Buy. It's the perfect opportunity to save on gifts for dad and score record low prices on grills, TVs, appliances, and more. To help you sort through all the offers and promotions, we've rounded up the best Father's D

How to Control Your Xbox One with Google Assistant

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Although Google and Microsoft are competitors, they’re cooperating more than they used to. For example, you can now tell your Google Assistant to launch games, control media, or capture gameplay on your Xbox One. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Over 100 Switch Games Are Discounted for Nintendo's Summer Sale

How-To Geek / 3h
Wait, Nintendo’s doing a Summer Sale now? The stingiest company you know is selling over 100 games, including some 1st party titles, for up to $30 off. The sale is available through the Nintendo eShop, Amazon, Best Buy, and Humble, but the official Nintndo eShop offers the widest selection of discounted games. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Now Comes in Four Colors

How-To Geek / 3h
When the current model of the Paperwhite launched in 2018, it only came in black. That was a step back from the previous generation’s choices of black and white. Amazon started offering a Twighlight Blue version last July, and now it has two more color choices—plum and sage. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Study Suggests It's Time to Bring Back Sea Otters, Which Is Obviously a Good idea

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There were once hundreds of thousands of sea otters in the Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people hunted them sustainably for thousands of years. But in the 1740s, with the advent of the Pacific Maritime Fur Trade , people began hunting them at a far larger scale, selling their thick, luxurious fur for increasing… Read more...

Online learning in lockdown for businesses

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Workers often admit to being most productive while working from home, free from the distractions of the office. So much so that remote workers can work up to 17 days more per year than their office-based counterparts. Yet for many, flexible working has been a one-day-per-week option. But now, with all but essential workers advised to work from home , businesses and their teams have been forced to

InVision adds new features to Freehand, a virtual whiteboard tool, as user demand surges

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No business is immune to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve seen Airbnb — a company particularly susceptible to this black swan event — go through an insane design sprint . Even enterprise collaboration tools have felt it, with Box readjusting its product road map to focus on how the tool worked for remote employees. InVision has also seen the change in its users behavior and adapted

NASA picks Astrobotic to deliver its water-hunting robot rover to the Moon

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NASA has selected a company to fly its VIPER Moon rover to the Moon, for a mission which will be a crucial step in its Artemis program as it will help the agency determine where and how it can establish a long-term presence on the lunar surface. NASA announced on Thursday that Astrobotic will be its commercial partner in delivering the payload, with the mission currently scheduled for a 2023 Moon

Linus from Linus Tech Tips looks back on YouTube comments and Internet fame

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Directed by Morgan Crossley, edited by Daniel Poler. Click here for transcript . About 300,000 years ago before quarantine started, we sat down with YouTuber Mark "Markiplier" Fischback and had him talk to us about some of his most popular video comments and his path to millions of subscribers. (Lordy, was January really that long ago?) You responded positively, so today we have another video alo

Motorized pool floats are incredibly extra — and on sale at Overstock

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TL;DR: Pool accessories like motorized pool floats and floating LED lights are on sale at Wayfair and Overstock. As of June 11, you can save up to $40. Headlines like " pool sales making a splash " and " demand hits pool industry like a cannonball " have taken over the news since April. Pool puns are always a fun way to report on attendance at local pools each year, but this year, it's about fami

Ancient Two-Legged Crocodile Left Behind These Awesome Footprints

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Modern crocodiles are known for their sprawling four-legged gait, but this Cretaceous crocodilian walked on two legs as it prowled prehistoric shores, as evidenced by well-preserved footprints it left behind. Read more...

COVID-19 destroyed her lungs: A cutting-edge double transplant replaced them

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A cutting-edge lung transplant on a patient with COVID-19 has been carried out for the first time, after the coronavirus caused damage that left them on life support. The risky surgery was undertaken at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, with specialists concluding that without two new lungs the patient would have no chance of survival. Though uncertainties around COVID-19 remain, some aspects … Con

Bad News: Another Deadly Virus Is Spreading in the US

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There’s another deadly virus brewing in the Northeastern United States. Those words may be hard to hear, but there’s some good news as well: you’re extremely unlikely to catch it. The eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus can cause a severe brain infection, and it can be transmitted through a mosquito bite, as OneZero reports . As the virus’ name suggests, horses are particularly susceptible to

'Call of Duty: Warzone' season four adds random mid-match twists

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Season four of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is here and there are some major changes in the update, especially for the latter. Mid-match twists are coming to Warzone 's battle royale mode, and all three promise shake things up in a big way. They'll be randomized, so there's no guarantee any of them will happen in a given match. But if they do take effect, they'll do so between the fir

Complete your reading list with a subscription to Audible

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TL;DR: As of June 11, new members can save 46% on their first four months of Audible — just $7.95 per month. Whether you’re looking for a good summer read or you’re trying to educate yourself , sometimes picking up a physical book just doesn’t sound appealing. In the age of podcasts and normally fast-paced lifestyles, listening to an audiobook just makes more sense. If you haven’t hopped on the A

I Came Home, Emptied My Grocery Bags, and Violently Wept

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

OpenAI’s Text Generator Is Going Commercial

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The research institute was created to steer AI away from harmful uses. Now it’s competing with tech giants to sell a cloud-computing service to businesses.

PS5 games reveal live blog: we'll be reporting live on Sony's The Future of Gaming event

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The PS5 games reveal is imminent, and we're running a live blog throughout today's event, which Sony is calling The Future of Gaming. Starting at 1PM PDT / 9PM BST / 4PM EDT, we'll get our first look at PS5 games coming to the console at launch and likely beyond. Here's how to watch the PS5 games reveal live stream , so you can follow along. During this event, we expect to see an array of new gam

Choosing the best Hilton credit card for you

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Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with current information, including Amex card updates in response to the coronavirus. Hilton has more than 6,000 properties across 119 countries around the world. From high-end brands such as Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, down to more budget-friendly options such as Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites, there are plenty of choices for Hilton Hono

Intel's High-End 10th-Gen Desktop Processors Have Hit the 14nm Limit

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How much can Intel squeeze out of its 14nm architecture? A lot, surprisingly, especially since things didn’t go as planned for its 10nm process. After six years on the same process, and five on the same architecture, this latest round of desktop processors still manages to make a few changes , most notably a thinner… Read more...

OKCupid adds Black Lives Matter badge and profile questions about racial inequality

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On Thursday, OKCupid announced that it's rolling out a #BlackLivesMatter badge in a dozen countries. Users can obtain the badge by answering yes to the question, "Do you want to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement by adding a badge to your profile?" Since badges won't actually do anything to solve racism, OKCupid has also donated $50,000 to the ACLU, Black Girls Code, Fair Fight Action and the

PS5 Live Stream video today: How to watch, and where

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The Sony PlayStation 5 live reveal event was scheduled for Thursday, June 11, at 1PM Pacfic Time. This event will be a pre-taped broadcast – but broadcast for the first time “live” at 1PM Pacific Time. This event will be shown at 1080p and 30fps. This is significantly lower resolution and with a lower frame rate than the PlayStation 5 … Continue reading

Delta Shops Around, Drops Wifi Exclusivity With Gogo

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Delta Air Lines plans to soon have two inflight wifi providers, as the next step in the company’s strategy to offer free inflight wifi to all passengers. Delta wants to offer free wifi Delta has long been the most premium of the “big three” US airline when it comes to the investments that have been made in the passenger experience. For quite a while Delta management has made it clear that the com

Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' trailer is here

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As if the Eurovision Song Contest that takes places every year isn't wild enough on its own, Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are teaming up to parody that wild spectacle of a musical competition in the Netflix comedy movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga . Representing Iceland in the competition despite many peoples' doubts, Lars Erickssong (Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (McAda

The PlayStation Store just launched 2 more sales during Days of Play

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Pinterest has begun testing a new version of stories, called Story Pins, with U.S. creators

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The “Stories” format popularized by Snapchat is now commonly used across social platforms. Today, there are Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, and YouTube Stories. for example. Even Twitter and Spotify are testing the concept. Last year, Pinterest also joined in by experimenting with a feature called “Story Pins” which allowed creators to share their ideas in a Stories-like format. These Story

Over 100 Switch titles are discounted in Nintendo’s summer sale

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First-party Nintendo Switch games don’t go on sale often, but when they do, it’s usually worth checking out. The company’s annual summer sale is now running, and it includes first-party titles featuring characters like Mario , Donkey Kong and Kirby. There are also plenty of discounted third-party games from publishers like Bandai Namco, Devolver Digital and Ubisoft. The sale prices are available

PimEyes facial recognition website 'could be used by stalkers'

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A face-matching website that markets itself as a privacy tool has drawn fire from campaigners.

Adobe officially debuts Photoshop Camera for iOS and Android

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If you’ve been looking for a way to take your Instagram selfies and posts to the next level, Adobe may have the answer. Its free Photoshop Camera app is now available in the App Store and on Google Play . The app brings “insta-worthy lenses and camera effects” to your phone, plus a few AI-powered features, custom lenses and Photoshop tricks. Adobe announced the app in November at its Adobe Max co

SpaceX Trying to Figure Out How to Land Starship on the Moon

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Wider Stance In an exchange on Twitter this week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk elaborated on the design tweaks his space company is considering to allow its massive Starship spacecraft to safely land on the Moon. “We’re working on new legs,” he wrote in a tweet . “Wider stance & able to auto-level. Important for leaning into wind or landing on rocky & pitted surfaces.” Moonship Responding to YouTuber Tim

American and Delta reactivate 300 planes as summer travel plans get a boost

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Rows upon rows of parked planes are one of the most striking images of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on airlines. Now, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are among carriers returning some of those jets to the sky as they slowly build back their schedules. American has reactivated 64 stored jets for its June schedule and plans to bring another 141 aircraft back from storage in July, spokesp

IBM pulls facial recognition software

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

2 million cases and counting: US COVID-19 outbreak charges on amid reopening

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Enlarge / A nurse on infection control accompanies a patient being transferred from the ICU COVID unit to the acute care COVID unit at Harborview Medical Center on May 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (credit: Getty | Karen Ducey ) Cases of COVID-19 in the US have now exceeded 2 million, according to multiple tracking efforts . Deaths from the new coronavirus pandemic stand at 112,000 nationwide.

How to Check if Someone Blocked You on Instagram

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Instagram doesn’t notify you when someone blocks you. If you have a nagging suspicion about someone who you haven’t heard from in a while, here’s how you can check if they have blocked you on Instagram. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon Set to Face Antitrust Charges in European Union

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The European Commission plans to bring charges that Amazon abused its dominance in e-commerce.

’60 Minutes’ producers launch a ’10 minute or less’ Quibi series in bid to attract younger viewers

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After teasing the series’ arrival for some months, Quibi is finally ready to launch its take on 60 Minutes for the social media generation. What that mainly means is content tailored to the shortened attention spans of viewers on top which the service has hung all of its hopes, dreams and $1.8 billion. The new take on the America’s oldest newsmagazine goes under the banner ’60 IN 6’ — slightly co

Xbox Windows 10 app just got two big improvements

SlashGear / 4h
The Windows 10 Xbox app, which is currently in beta, is getting a rather big update today. Not only has Microsoft made some improvements to performance, but it’s also given the green light to mod support within the app. The list of games that support mods at this point is definitely a short one, but this is nonetheless good news … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy A21s could launch in India next week

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Samsung could launch the new Galaxy A21s , considered a cheaper alternative to its flagship Galaxy S20, in India as early as next week. The device, which was announced last month by the Korean electronics giant, features a quad camera set up and a robust battery. A report by wire agency IANS quoted company sources to suggest that the device could hit the stands next week itself, which means that

ASUS ZenBook Duo review: A dual-screen ultraportable with compromises

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We've seen some wild dual-screen concept laptops over the past few years, but ASUS deserves credit for actually bringing them to life. First there was the ScreenPad on the ZenBook Pro in 2018, which featured a touchpad that was also a 3.5-inch touchscreen. ASUS followed that up last year with the ZenBook Pro Duo , a powerful notebook with a wide (but not so tall) display right below its main scre

Twitter appears to be testing a wider range of reactions to Tweets [Updated]

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Update . Twitter says in fact this is related to a test but for emoji reactions to quote Tweets. It’s one more step to adding more reactions for users in the public timeline, but not quite the reactions we hoped they would be. When it comes to Twitter tweaks, the focus in the last several months seems to have been more on working on ways to make its platform less prone to being abused by people w

Palestinians Reject Historic Cargo Flight From UAE Carrying COVID Supplies

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On May 18 Etihad operated its first ever flight to Israel, flying an Airbus A330 full of cargo from Abu Dhabi to Tel Avvi carrying supplies including ventilators bound for the Palestinian territory. However the Palestinian authority rejected the shipment because the U.A.E. coordinated the shipment with Israel, rather than directly with them. This week Etihad tried again. The first flight was oper

Be Extra Cautious About Drowning Risks This Summer

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Inflatable pools are hard to come by right now. I know because I spent many hours trying to locate and purchase one for use in my own yard. Seems we’re all trying to find ways to bring a little summer fun into the confines of our own properties while the usual go-tos—camps, playgrounds and public pools—remain closed. A… Read more...

How to Watch Sony's PlayStation 5 Reveal This Afternoon

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For all the hype that surrounds the PlayStation 5, we still have no idea what it looks like or what it can do. Sure, we’ve had a peek at the controller and a quick tech demo, but the “future of gaming” is still shrouded in mystery. That may change at 1 PM (PDT) when Sony hosts its PS5 reveal livestream. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Securely Transfer Your Signal Account to a New iPhone

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One of the many ways Signal safeguards your data is by saving everything locally to your phone or tablet rather than on external servers. That’s great for privacy, but it makes it a pain to migrate your account to a new device. Thankfully, Signal now lets iOS and iPadOS users wirelessly transfer their account data … Read more...

Airbnb, Lyft and Uber: When to call it a comeback

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As Uber and Lyft reached their public-market nadir in mid-March , you would have been forgiven for thinking they were heading under. If the markets are somewhat efficient, why else would America’s top two ride-hailing companies shed two-thirds and three-quarters of their value, respectively, in just over a month? As we know now, both companies quickly recovered and have since regained much of the

Enterprise automation platform raises $18 million Series A

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Enterprise automation startup announced today it has raised $18 million in Series A funding for product development and expansion into new markets around the world. The round was led by Nexus Venture Partners, with participation from Rebright Partners and W250 Venture Fund. A roster of executives from tech companies also invested, including AssetMarket chief executive officer Charles Gol

EU will reportedly file antitrust charges against Amazon over seller data abuse

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Following a nearly year-long investigation into the company's business practices, the European Commission (EC) plans to announce formal antitrust charges against Amazon, according to the Wall Street Journal . The paper reports the charges will likely come sometime within the next two weeks. When they do, they'll reportedly accuse Amazon of using data collected from third-party sellers on its plat

8 Wild Examples of Evolution Copying Itself

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Every once in a while, Darwinian natural selection stumbles upon the same solution more than once, in a process known as convergent evolution. Here are our favorite examples of evolution making the same creature, or same physical trait, twice. Read more...

The Mars Reconnaissance Obiter captured spectacular image

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Hope for a Man of Steel Sequel Remains in Limbo

51Gizmodo / 5h
Hit manga/anime The Promised Neverland is being turned into a live-action show by Amazon. Doctor Who ’s seasonal special is still on track for later this year, according to Mandip Gill. Plus, what’s to come on Stargirl and The 100 , and Cara Delevigne has an update on Carnival Row ’s second season. Spoilers get! Read more...

Xiaomi's $32 Mi Band 5 has a bigger screen, better tracking and simpler charging

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Xiaomi’s budget-friendly Mi Band has been given an upgrade. The latest generation of the popular wearable, the Mi Band 5, packs in a better display, more precise health tracking and a brand new magnetic charging system. It’s priced at 229 Chinese Yuan, which is about $32. A non-NFC variant is also available for an even lower $27. At first glance, the most obvious change is the band’s screen size.

Smartphone makers may import devices to fulfil India demand - will it hamper sales?

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Ever since India relaxed lockdown restrictions, smartphone companies have been busy introducing new devices that got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in parallel also seeking to fulfil demand in select segments and product categories. Be it OnePlus, Xiaomi or Oppo, new devices are getting sold out almost instantly. Now sources report that two of the major brands in India, Xiaomi and Oppo

Grado Hemp headphones hide sustainability in their style

SlashGear / 5h
High-end audio kit maker Grado Labs has revealed its latest headphones, and they’ve looked to an unusual material to do it: hemp. The new Grado Hemp Limited Edition takes a wood more commonly associated with, well, burning and instead takes advantage of its density characteristics for a more distinctive sound. Turns out, hemp wood – which is highly compressed – … Continue reading

Researchers find a new liquid phase of matter

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Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder Materials Research Center have discovered an elusive phase of matter that was first proposed more than 100 years ago. Scientists have been trying to find evidence of the phase since it was first proposed. A “ferroelectric nematic” phase of liquid crystal is described in a new study published recently. According to the researchers, … Continue rea

Sentropy emerges from stealth with an AI platform to tackle online abuse, backed by $13M from Initialized and more

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Online abuse in its many forms on social media is in the spotlight these days as it has never been before: not only can strong and hateful words be directly harmful to individuals, but their use fans the flames around hate groups and other extremists, fomenting even stronger (and often tragic) responses offline, too. Today, a startup called Sentropy that believes it has developed the most sophist

Conversa Health raises $12M Series B for its digital health platform

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It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the digital health space and so it’s also no surprise that a lot of the startups in this area are currently getting funded. Conversa Health , a Portland, Oregon-based startup that provides a virtual care and communication platform for personalized healthcare, is among these startups. The company today announced that it has raised a $1

9 top space tech VCs on the market’s opportunities and challenges

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Space is a relatively niche area of tech investing in the best of times, but COVID-19 has redrawn the landscape. What do investors who are active in this sector think about what’s changed, what hasn’t and what’s coming in the future? We caught up with nine top investors in the space market to collect their thoughts on what’s going on right now in the industry, what red flags there are to watch ou

European quantum computing startup takes its funding to €32M with fresh raise

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IQM Finland Oy (IQM), a European startup which makes hardware for quantum computers, has raised a €15M equity investment round from the EIC Accelerator program for the development of quantum computers. This is in addition to a raise of €3.3M from the Business Finland government agency. This takes the company’s funding to over €32M. The company previously raised a €11.4M seed round. IQM has hired

Get an Alert When Your Favorite Directors Release New Movies

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I miss movies; more importantly, I miss going to the movies. But I’ve also completely forgotten about any and all things Hollywood during the past three months of quarantine. That’s why I’m thrilled to see that someone has created a website— Director Alerts —to help you keep tabs on what’s happening with your favorite… Read more...

Senators demand answers over Juniper Network's 2015 backdoor incident

61Engadget / 5h
Back in 2015, networking equipment vendor Juniper Networks discovered unauthorized code in its software that created a backdoor, potentially allowing hackers to decrypt and spy on supposedly secure traffic. Now, officials want answers. A group of 13 senators has sent an open letter to the company, calling for the results of its internal investigation to be published. "It has now been over four ye

Why you might not get housekeeping service during your next hotel stay

22The Points Guy / 5h
In a world reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic , the greatest luxury of all at a hotel may be the peace of mind that comes with knowing it’s clean and safe. As travelers begin to trickle back into hotels across the country, they’re finding an experience that’s quite different than it was before the global health crisis, with a heavy emphasis on cleanliness, sanitization and social distancing . F

The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

100+Wired / 5h
To combat criminals who prey on women and children, we must start educating girls to be the cybersecurity leaders of tomorrow.

Hollywood Is About to Reopen. It Could Be Better Than Before

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When TV and film production restarts, the industry has an opportunity to fix its long-entrenched inequalities and invest in black and brown artists.

Photoshop's New Camera App Makes Instagram's Filters Look Hopelessly Outdated

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Now that posting photos of yourself to social media has become a career for many, Adobe has put some of the powerful photo-editing capabilities of its Photoshop software into a new camera app that uses AI to do all the hard work for you. But the app doesn’t just apply filters you can preview before you snap a… Read more...

How to Quickly Search for Emoji on an iPhone or iPad

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Emoji are great tools for expressing complex thoughts quickly, but finding the right one can be tricky while using Messages and other apps. Luckily, there’s a way to search through emojis on an iPhone or iPad to find the one you’re looking for. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

British Airways Executive Club Extends Elite Status

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British Airways Executive Club has announced plans to extend status by 12 months, and lower the qualification thresholds for those looking to earn status. While most programs announced similar initiatives several weeks back, it sure took British Airways some time… British Airways extends status by 12 months British Airways Executive Club status isn’t based on the traditional calendar year, but ra

LaGuardia’s new terminal is a major upgrade — see for yourself

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New York’s LaGuardia airport is ready for an upgrade. With the unveiling of its latest terminal facility, one of the nation’s most disliked airports is starting to shine. The LGA airport has been under a massive, years-long overhaul and redevelopment project . Construction has been completed in phases, and the latest building — the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall — will be opening on Satu

Pigeon crowdsourced transit app experiment is shutting down

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Google is notorious for making experiments that it eventually shuts down, regardless of the popularity of said experiment. That’s especially true with apps or software where the investment and costs are far lower than with physical products. Of late, however, Google has mostly relegated those app experiments to its Area 120 skunkworks team and it is indeed permanently shutting down … Continue rea

Amazon announces one-year ban on police use of facial recognition tech

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Enlarge (credit: Thomas Winz / Getty) Amazon is instituting a one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition, its facial recognition software, the company announced on Wednesday. "We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology," Amazon wrote in its blog post announcing the change. "Congress appears ready to ta

Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is $300 off at Amazon for today only

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Earlier this week Amazon slashed the price of the Samsung Galaxy S20+, now it’s doing the same for the S20 Ultra. For one day only, it’s on sale for $1,100 – that’s a solid $300 saving on the usual price of $1,400. Buy Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra on Amazon - $1,100 If you’ve got the hands to manage it — because it is a large and chonky device — the S20 Ultra offers a long list of impressive specs an

A Bunch of Nintendo Switch Games are up to 50% off Today

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How to Directly Link to Text on a Web Page in Chrome

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Chrome now lets you create links directly to text on a web page. Chrome’s “scroll to text fragment” feature is a bit complicated to use, but Googler Paul Kinlan made an easy-to-use bookmarklet that lets you take easy advantage of it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon's 4K TV deal of the day is a $200 price cut on a stunning brand new Samsung

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Amazon has just dropped a fantastic 4K TV deal of the day in the form of this stunning 75-inch Samsung TU-8000 for just $997.99 - a $200 saving on a brand new 2020 release. This cutting edge UHD 4K TV features some of Samsung's latest and greatest tech and it's sure to be the centerpiece of any room you put it in with its awesome, almost bezel-less design. Under the hood, you're getting Samsung's

From beach bonfires to VIP theme park tours: 7 ways to upgrade your Florida vacation

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A Florida vacation can mean different things to different people. It could be an adventure-packed, week-long trip to Central Orlando for a tour of the world’s most thrilling theme parks like Walt Disney World . It could be a weekend getaway to Miami Beach where you’ll lounge by the pool and beach by day and club-hop by night. Or it could be a beach house on the Panhandle or Gulf Coast where you c

New Peugeot 308 range gets digital i-Cockpit

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Peugeot has announced a new 308 range that features the Peugeot i-Cockpit digital cockpit. That new digital cockpit provides a capacitive central screen with a glossy finish. The Peugeot i-Cockpit includes a 10-inch high-definition digital panel used as the instrument cluster that incorporates the latest developments of graphic design. Peugeot says that the glossy finish follows the example set b

OnePlus 8 Pro to finally go on sale on June 15 in India

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The OnePlus 8 Pro will go on sale in India for the first time on next week. Announced almost the month ago, the latest flagship was yet to go on sale. Soon after the launch, OnePlus faced challenges with ramping up the production of its new flagships. The OnePlus 8 managed to go on sale in short spurts, but the 8 Pro was a no show till now. That is about to change as early as next week

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fix causes Xbox owners more headaches

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Some console owners who cancelled a giant download to start again now face an even longer wait.

Hawaii Extends Tourist Ban Through End Of July

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Hawaii will continue to remain off limits for most visitors through at least the end of July, per an extension of an existing policy. Hawaii extends 14-day self quarantine through July 31, 2020 In late March Hawaii introduced a required 14-day self quarantine for people arriving from out-of-state. This included both visitors and residents, and for a vast majority of people meant Hawaii wasn’t a v

Zoom Blocks Activist After Tiananmen Vigil

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Though the account was restored, the digital commemoration of the 1989 crackdown in Beijing spotlights thorny questions for a company with operations in both the United States and China.

Apple pressured to remove respected podcast app Pocket Casts in China

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Apple has pulled Pocket Casts , one of the most popular podcast apps on iOS, from its App Store in China. China’s regulator made the demand to Pocket Casts through Apple, according a Pocket Casts Twitter thread . It was told that the app “include[s] content that is illegal in China as determined by the CAC [Cyberspace Administration of China].” Pocket Casts has been removed from the Chinese App s

Is it Safe to Send My Child to Back to Day Care

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As parents, we may have to develop a new level of comfort with a certain level of risk.

API platform Postman delivers $150M Series C on $2B valuation

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APIs provide a way to build connections to a set of disparate applications and data sources, and can help simplify a lot of the complex integration issues companies face. Postman has built an enterprise API platform and today it got rewarded with a $150 million Series C investment on a whopping $2 billion valuation — all during a pandemic. Insight Partners led the round with help from existing in

Facebook, Google and other tech giants renew pledge to combat child sexual abuse

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Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and other tech giants are working together under a new initiative called Project Protect to help combat child sexual abuse online. Project Protect is a renewed commitment from the Technology Coalition, which was formed back in 2006 to fight online child sexual exploitation. The tech giants have been working together under Technology Coalition for years, but th

Hawaii Won’t Re-Open To Tourism Until At Least August

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Hawaii has extended its required 14 day quarantine for arriving visitors through the end of July. That means it’s effectively off-limits to tourism until at least August. They can’t ban travelers from coming to the islands, but they can require quarantines once they land. So for Hawaii ‘re-opening’ means lifting of quarantine requirements. Here's what the state plans to do before that happens. Co

Learn How to Type with These Helpful Free Websites

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If you want to learn how to touch type instead of hunt and peck, or if you simply want to improve your typing speed and accuracy, these websites can help you learn to type with lessons, practices, and games. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

6 Uses for Your Spare iCloud Storage

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Apple gives you 5 GB of free iCloud storage, but that doesn’t go very far. If you want to back up your iPhone or store media on iCloud, you’ll probably need to upgrade to the 50 GB, 200 GB, or 2 TB tier. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Can Keyboard Wrist Rests Prevent Carpal Tunnel? Are They Worth Using?

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People who spend their days typing might notice some stiffness or tingling in their wrists. These are early warning signs of carpal tunnel—the great boogeyman of all who work at a computer. And while wrist rests can reduce your chance of wrist injury, are they really as helpful as people say? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Boeing's new VR simulator immerses astronauts in space training

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Learn how to ‘nail it before you scale it’ with Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko at TC Early Stage SF

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The countdown has begun for the virtual curtain to open on our inaugural, two-day, virtual TC Early Stage SF on July 21 and 22, and with speakers like Ann Miura-Ko talking about building a minimum viable company, you’d be virtually insane to miss out. The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies , such as fundraising, operations and marketing. And Ann will be one of t

All Nippon Airways Cuts Fuel Surcharges (Great For Awards)

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While Japan is off limits for most tourists at the moment, All Nippon Airways has at least made a positive change for when we can fly with the Japan-based Star Alliance airline again. All Nippon Airways cuts fuel surcharges ANA has this month updated fuel surcharges, and with this we’re seeing the airline more or less eliminate these pesky surcharges on itineraries to & from Japan. While ANA’s fu

Twitter is testing emoji reactions on regular timeline

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Twitter seems to be on a new-features launch spree. In India, it has started rolling out in India Fleets , an Instagram story like feature. And it is also testing another feature that prompts users to read before they retweet. Now, Twitter is said to be working on tweet reactions that would readily allow users to retweet posts with a predefined selection of emojis. (As of now, Twitter users can p

These robot hand rollers are more nimble that the human hands that built them

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Researchers from Stanford University developed a prototype robotic hand called the “roller grasper.” The hand features fingers made out of rollers, each with three degrees of freedom. Read more... More about Technology , Design , Robot Hand , Stanford University , and Grip

Grab the latest MacBook Air for its best price ever in the US and UK

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The 2020 MacBook Air has hit its lowest price ever in the US, and while the UK was already experiencing this discount, we've seen more retailers getting in on the action this week after Amazon stock ran out. All of that means you can pick up the cheapest MacBook available for even less right now. In the US, these MacBook Air deals are offering the 256GB model for $99 off, now $899.99 and the same

Sony WH-1000XM4 release date accidentally leaked – and they're coming very soon

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The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones could be officially announced in mere days, according to a now-removed product listing from Dell Canada (via The Walkman Blog ). While the listing didn't include any images, it did show a $499.99 CAD price tag and a shipping date of June 23 – suggesting that an announcement from Sony could be imminent, perhaps even in the next few days. Sony WH-1000XM4 rele

Cheap Garmin fitness trackers are on sale in the US and UK this week

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You'll find plenty of cheap Garmin fitness trackers on sale this week in both the US and the UK. So, if you're looking for some wrist-candy with the smarts to track all your workouts and monitor factors like calories, sleep, and heart rate, you'll find these excellent watches available for less right now. Whether you're after a cheap fitness tracker like the Garmin Vivofit 4 ( now down to $68.83

Amazon forbids police from using its facial recognition tech

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Amazon has banned police from using its facial recognition software for one year. According to the firm, the moratorium on the use of Amazon Rekognition is designed to give governments ample opportunity to introduce regulations and frameworks to prevent facial recognition contributing to discrimination of any form. In the interim, Amazon will continue to allow organizations dedicated to tackling

2020 Volkswagen ID.3: European deliveries begin this September

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Volkswagen is soldiering on with the production of its first-ever all-electric ID.3 hatchback. According to the German carmaker, the first European deliveries of its eagerly-anticipated 2020 VW ID.3 are expected to arrive in early September. Despite production delays caused by software issues and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, VW is back on the right track. “The Volkswagen brand’s large-scale o

The Morning After: Google released the Android 11 beta

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Even as pandemic-related lockdown policies ease, movie theaters everywhere remain closed and some may never reopen. It doesn’t feel quite right to have a summer without trips to the movies, but you might be able to replicate the experience for a few guests right at home. LG’s PH30N projector tries to fill the gap with a portable design and $400 price. LG Of course, it’s only 720p, so if your aspi

Cyberpunk 2077 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is free to a quick-witted wordsmith on

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h is giving away a rare Cyberpunk 2077 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Graphics card . To be in with a chance of getting this coveted component, you just have to describe the game in eight words – not a word under or over. And to really give you a little challenge, you can’t mention Cyberpunk 2077 anywhere! One of the year’s most anticipated upcoming games , Cyberpunk 2077 has had gamers all over the w

British Airways Raising Millions By Selling Lounge Artwork

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We know airlines around the world are in a tough financial spot, but British Airways sure is getting creative when it comes to ways to raise money. British Airways selling lounge artwork The Evening Standard reports that British Airways is quietly selling off millions of dollars worth of artwork, with pieces that were previously on display at British Airways’ Heathrow lounges, as well as at the c

O2 expands UK 5G network to 60 cities

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O2 says its 5G network is now available in 60 towns and cities across the UK, and that LTE-M, a connectivity standard that supports Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, is now switched on at 10,000 sites. The operator switched on its first 5G masts in October, covering the four UK capitals – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London – and has since expanded to the busiest areas of several major citie

5 things Walt Disney World can learn from Universal Orlando reopening

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Last week I ventured down to Orlando to attend the soft opening of Universal Orlando . I stayed one night in the new Endless Summer Resorts: Surfside Inn & Suites to gain access to the theme parks on the first day they were reopened after being closed for 80 days. While I ended up having plenty of fun during my day in the parks (the new Hagrid roller coaster at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Kindle Paperwhite gets a colorful refresh

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Just because your ebook reader can only display shades of grey doesn’t mean it has to be just as drab, right? Despite the possibilities, most epaper devices seem to be content in following Amazon’s lead and limit their color selections to just black, white, or grey. Amazon might now be setting a new trend by making its Kindle Paperwhite available … Continue reading

The Musk of Romance

100+Wired / 7h
Like her brother Elon, Tosca Musk is a revolutionary—in the steamy, softcore genre of romance movies.

What's Confusing About Calling Covid-19 Cases ‘Asymptomatic’

400+Wired / 7h
There’s a difference between people who never develop symptoms and people who just don’t have them yet. And that matters when calculating public health risk.

Your smart home devices could all be about to stop working - here's why

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Smart home devices including televisions, fridges and more could all stop working without warning due to expiring security certificates, experts have warned. Thousands of connected devices could be affected by the issue, which occurs when SSL certificates guarding the safety of products expire. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols allow devices to stay secure when connected to the Internet, estab

Jio Platforms tests single sign-in system with Aadhar linking - could this spell trouble?

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Jio Platforms , the subsidiary of Reliance Industries, is reportedly testing a digital authentication system that would ensure users need only a single sign-in to transact business. What makes the Jio Secure ID unique is that it is also working Aadhaar authentication into the process. While Google has for long had a single sign-in system for all of its services, Apple followed suit recently by al

EPA orders Amazon and eBay to remove products posing as coronavirus remedies

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Amazon and eBay to stop selling products that falsely claim to kill coronavirus. Around 70 products were specified in the EPA’s order, including paint stripper, tablets containing chlorine dioxide and disinfectant sprays, all of which were marketed as antidotes to COVID-19 , and in some cases, touted as “preventing epidemics.” Failure to compl

From space to the depths, Kathy Sullivan has done it all

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2020 Alpina B5 and D5 S are the closest things to a new M5

SlashGear / 8h
While we await the impending arrival of BMW’s new M5 barnstormer, both the 2020 Alpina B5 and D5 S are here to fulfill our fantasies. Based on the refreshed design cues of the seventh-gen 5 Series, the new Alpinas feature powerful gasoline and diesel engines along with a host of go-fast components. Let’s start with the new Alpina B5. It … Continue reading

Tennis star James Blake recounts being tackled by police before the U.S. Open

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Stories of racism and police brutality deserve to be heard and amplified, especially during this time of protest and calls for action following the police killing of George Floyd, who died after three police officers pinned him down, one kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes. One such story is that of tennis star James Blake, who joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to recount the time

This little speaker produces seriously big sound

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker is on sale for £39.99 on Amazon, saving you 56% on list price. Portable speakers are great little devices that let you take your favourite tunes with you wherever you go, but they so often let you down when it comes to sound. This is where the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker bucks the trend. It might be small, but it produces surprisingly big sound. It

Save over £300 on this stylish coffee machine

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TL;DR: The De'Longhi Autentica Plus coffee machine is on sale for £329.99 on Amazon, saving you 49% on list price. Everyone is missing little things from normality, and a quality cup of coffee is probably high up on a lot of wish lists. You've been incredibly patient to wait this long, but enough is enough. It's time to invest in a coffee machine that can produce delicious drinks from the comfort

Alexa, Siri and Google Voice support Black Lives Matter movement

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UPnP flaw exposes millions of network devices to attacks over the Internet

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Enlarge (credit: US GAO / Flickr ) Millions of routers, printers, and other devices can be remotely commandeered by a new attack that exploits a security flaw in the Universal Plug and Play network protocol, a researcher said. CallStranger, as the exploit has been named, is most useful for forcing large numbers of devices to participate in distributed denial of service—or DDoS—attacks that overwh

How GDPR will be impacted by Brexit

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Whether you're involved with cloud services on a local or international level, or otherwise run a businesses connected to suppliers and consumers outside of the UK, Brexit will, of course, have a drastic effect on a broad array of business functions. In many cases there is some ambiguity as to how this transitional period will specifically apply to businesses. However, GDPR is one of the more cle

Xiaomi to launch Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2020) on June 12 in China

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Xiaomi has announced that the 2020 edition of Mi Notebook Pro 15 will be unveiled on June 12 in China. The company took to Weibo to reveal the launch date of the successor of Mi Notebook Pro 15 Enhanced Edition that was launched last year. Xiaomi, apart from making smartphones, makes a lot of other products and the Mi branded laptops are just one of many such products that have a loyal fan base b

Antibody testing suggests immune response post-COVID is very variable

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Enlarge / Melissa Cruz elevates her arm after donating COVID-19 convalescent plasma as phlebotomist Jenee Wilson shuts down a machine. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images ) How much of an immune response does a SARS-CoV-2 infection produce? It's a critical question for all sorts of reasons. To begin with, long-lasting immunity, either through an infection or a vaccine, is critical for any hope of

Windows 10 May 2020 Update has broken one of its most useful tools

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There are emerging reports of a new Windows 10 May 2020 Update problem that appears to have broken Drive Optimizer, one of the more useful tools that Microsoft ships with its operating system. As Windows Latest reveals , numerous users are complaining that the built-in Drive Optimizer is not behaving as it should be. How to download and install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update These are all the fea

British Airways extends Executive Club elite status by 12 months and reduces thresholds for all

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It’s been nearly three months since the coronavirus took hold on the travel and aviation industries, grounding us at home and without any foreseeable travel plans. During that time, most airlines around the world were quick to introduce elite status extensions for their most loyal flyers. But there was one airline that was lagging behind the others in its elite status extension offering: British

Sofie Hagen on fat activism and taking up space in a fatphobic world

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This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable's new podcast, History Becomes Her. Listen here Sofie Hagen is a Danish comedian who co-created the Guilty Feminist podcast with Deborah Frances White. Hagen is non-binary and uses pronouns she/they/he. Hagen is a fat acceptance campaigner and plus size fashion designer, who speaks candidly about our culture’s ingrained anti-

Babylon Health data breach exposes user medical records to strangers

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Babylon Health has confirmed its telehealth consultation platform was subject to a data breach that exposed the medical records of a number of users. The incident was not the result of a cyberattack , but rather a software error that led to a handful of users being able to access recordings of other patients’ virtual consultations. The bug, already known to Babylon engineers prior to the incident

Reader Question: Can you combine an airline travel credit with a companion certificate?

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Reader Questions are answered twice a week by TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Ethan Steinberg . If you would like to ask us a question, email us at info@ . Frequent travelers are used to paying for their plane tickets in a number of different ways, including credit cards, miles and even gift cards. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented surge in flight cance

Twitter test brings emoji reactions to people's timelines

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Twitter is thinking of giving you the capability to react more strongly and appropriately to public tweets, based on the latest discovery by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. The social network rolled out Facebook-like reactions for Direct Messages back in January, but at this point in time, you can still only “heart” tweets in public. Wong, who’s known for taking apps apart to look for hidden fe

Colors Live wants to turn the Nintendo Switch into an art tool

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Although it has the heart of an NVIDIA-powered tablet, the Nintendo Switch’s singular purpose makes it less ideal for anything other than games. In fact, it’s not even good for general media consumption aside from YouTube and Hulu. Some definitely see it as wasted potential but, fortunately, there are those that are applying a bit of ingenious creativity to get … Continue reading

CityFibre creates 10,000 network construction jobs

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CityFibre has revealed that its plans to deploy full fibre infrastructure across the UK will see the creation of 10,000 jobs at local construction partners. The company is investing up to £4 billion on the rollout, reaching one million homes by 2021 and up to 8 million premises in 62 towns and cities by 2025. The network will look to offer a genuine wholesale alternative to Openreach and Vodafone

Zoom suspends account of US-based Chinese activists after Tiananmen meeting

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The video conference app is already facing scrutiny over its security and privacy controls.

The most bitter part of the pandemic

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For the crime of spitting in public, New York City officials arrested and fined 144 men on Oct. 4, 1918, during the second — and deadliest — wave of the flu pandemic. Cases had suddenly spiked, and the city’s Department of Health became desperate to curb the spreading disease. With no hope for a vaccine nor a cure , the city posted bulletins imploring people to sneeze into handkerchiefs, avoid cr

Huawei Mate 40 release date could be October, in time to rival Google Pixel 5

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The Huawei Mate 40 is one of the least leaked phones that we're expecting to launch this year, but we've just been given one morsel of information in the form of a potential release date for the phone. According to a leaker on Weibo (a Chinese social media platform), Huawei will launch its next flagship series of smartphones in October. It's worth mentioning that we don't know this leaker, and th

Good news for Chrome fans: dark mode is about to get a shade darker

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Chrome dark mode is a welcome change from Google's traditional bright, white interface, but it doesn't change the color of every single part of the browser. Thankfully though, that's starting to change, and an update coming soon will give one of the browser's most important features a new, darker look: the scrollbar. As Techdows reports, a new flag (a switch that allows you to try experimental fe

Forget foldable phones: LG is developing 'stretchable' displays

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LG Display has been commissioned by the South Korean government to pursue development of 'stretchable' screens, with huge potential for the flexible display market across smartphones , smart displays , car dashboards, wearables, and even (we can dream) OLED TVs . A press release for the announcement informs us that "the company is aiming to develop stretchable display products with a 20 percent e

Furloughed employee could be your biggest security threat

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Businesses could be facing an unexpected threat from furloughed employees keen to return to work without taking proper security precautions. Research from security firm KnowBe4 has warned that, keen to get back into their working routine, many furloughed workers will prioritise speed over security when sorting through their inboxes. However, doing so may make them more likely to click on phishing

Arcade1Up's New Arcade Machines Include 'Marvel Pinball' and 'Big Buck Hunter'

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Over at IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, Arcade1Up just announced four new arcade machines for your home. The new titles include MS.PAC-MAN, XMEN VS. Street Fighter, Big Buck Hunter, and Marvel Pinball. The latter two represent first in the company’s history—the first shooting game and the first pinball machine. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

iPhone 12 leak suggests mass production in July - so what does that mean for you?

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When we'll see Apple introduce the iPhone 12 is currently one of the biggest questions in tech, with a variety of sources claiming it may be delayed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our best evidence yet of when we'll see the iPhone 12 comes from a report in Digitimes . It says Apple will be entering the second phase of its final testing this month, and that mass production will begin by the end o

'League of Legends' TV show 'Arcane' has been pushed back to 2021

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It’s been a busy year for Riot Games. The company has shipped Valorant , a first-person shooter inspired by Counter-Strike and Overwatch , Legends of Runeterra , a digital card game similar to Hearthstone and Magic the Gathering, and auto chess sensation Teamfight Tactics on iOS and Android . There’s one project that won’t be seeing the light of day in 2020, though: Arcane . Announced last Octobe

Twitter now asks you to read an article before sharing it

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 announced with a big screen and loads of watch faces

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has just been announced and it’s packing a few big upgrades while retaining a low price like its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 . So far the Mi Band 5 has only been announced for China, but XDA Developers has got all the details, revealing that the wearable has a 1.2-inch color AMOLED screen, up from 0.95 inches on the Mi Band 4. That makes the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 20% larger.

Enter to win a Nintendo Switch, 'Animal Crossing,' headphones, and more

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This $25 flashlight toolbox set makes a great gift for a new homeowner

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TL;DR: Get this all-in-one 25-piece flashlight toolbox set for $24.99, a 72% savings as of June 11. As the saying goes: keep your friends close — and your tools closer. Seriously, though, it always pays to have a set of tools handy. There's no way to tell when you're going to have to make emergency repairs around the house or when you have to put together yet another shelf from IKEA. For DIY proj

Master some of the most popular programming languages for just $40

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TL;DR: Dive into the coding world with The Software Developer Certification Bundle for just $39.96 as of June 11. If the coronavirus has you on the hunt for a new career, allow us to point you towards one that is highly in demand, highly paid, and highly impressive: coding. We live in a digital world — especially now — so we need a ton of computer programmers to keep things going and growing. But

Become the best project manager in the office with this online training

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TL;DR: Get one year of access to practitioner courses with The Accredited Project Management Bundle for $99, a 93% savings as of June 11. A company can still operate and proceed with business as usual without a CEO at the helm. But you know what would happen if you rid it of project managers? Anarchy, probably. Project and program managers are the people responsible for making sure that every pro

This impressive VPN deal is breaking all the rules

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for $3.49 per month as of June 11, saving you 70% on list price. There's a general rule when it comes to VPN deals , and it's that the best monthly rates are reserved for the longest contracts. NordVPN is breaking this rule with its latest deal, and for a limited time, a two-year subscription is down by 70% on list price. This plan costs $3.49

A Green New Deal architect explains how the protests and climate crisis are connected

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Demands for climate action have largely faded into the background as the covid-19 pandemic, the economic meltdown, and widespread protests over police brutality have seized the world’s attention. But for Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the director of climate policy at the Roosevelt Institute and one of the architects of the Green New Deal, the issues are inextricably intertwined. You can’t appreciate the re

Scientists have made Bose-Einstein condensates in space for the first time

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On board the International Space Station since May 2018 is a mini-fridge-size facility called the Cold Atom Lab (CAL), capable of chilling atoms in a vacuum down to temperatures one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero. It is, for all intents and purposes, one of the coldest spots in the known universe. And according to a new study published in Nature , scientists have just used it to cr

Amazfit’s Dual OS Sports Watch Stratos 3 poised to launch in India

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Huami is set to continue its launch spree of affordable smartwatches in India. The company, after the latest launch of Bip S , is gearing up for the unveiling of the new Amazfit Stratos 3 in the country. The news of the launch was teased on Twitter and a press release indicating that it would be post-June 20 on the Amazfit official store and Flipkart. The teaser further hints at a Dual-OS powered

Samantha Bee explains why defunding the police not only makes sense but is essential

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Defunding the police may sound like a scary, drastic proposition. However, as Full Frontal host Samantha Bee explained, it "isn't a far-fetched idea" and will likely do a lot of good — particularly once you understand what it would actually entail. "Given the enormous harm being done to black and brown communities, we can't only keep responding with the same weak incremental tweaks," said Bee, ci

Pocket Casts and Castro Podcasts removed from Apple’s China store

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Before June each year, content and media platforms in China anxiously anticipate a new round of censorship as the government tightens access to information in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. This year, Chinese users lost access to two podcast apps — Pocket Casts and Castro Podcasts. Neither app is searchable within Apple’s Chinese App Store at the time of writing

Peppy raises £1.7M for its employee healthcare benefits platform

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Peppy , the U.K. employee healthcare benefits platform focusing on family support, female health and mental wellbeing, has raised £1.7 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Outward VC, with participation from Seedcamp, Hambro Perks, Form Ventures, and various unnamed angel investors. The London-based startup says the new funding will support the next stage of Peppy’s growth as it begins t

iBanFirst raises $23.8 million for its borderless financial services

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French startup iBanFirst has raised a $23.8 million (€21 million) Series C round from Elaia and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund. Previous investors include Serena, Breega and Xavier Niel — Serena and Breega also participated in today’s funding round. iBanFirst lets you pay suppliers and get paid by clients all around the world in dozens of currencies. iBanFirst was in the process of raising its fu

SA gets Uber Cash to encourage contactless transactions

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Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live may get a July launch

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Like any other technology company, Samsung has got quite a few plans for the second half of the year. Especially given the fact that the majority of the first six months of the year have been particularly dull due to the pandemic outbreak. It has been reported that the South Korean tech giant is gearing to launch products like Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Note 20, 5G avatar of Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Tab

Mid-range Realme X50t 5G with Snapdragon 765G pops up online

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Realme is not done with the X50 series. The company kicked off the series with the Realme X50 5G earlier this year and has been stacking it up with various devices and the Realme X50t could be the next entrant in the list as a new Google Play Console listing suggests that the device could be heading for launch soon. As per 91Mobiles , the new Google Play listing reveals key specifications of the

DStv to get Netflix and Amazon streaming services

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Jio Platforms has one more investor ready to pitch in $1-2 billion

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This may be June. But at Jio Platforms it might be December with Santa seemingly dealing out one gooodie after another in unending profusion. The company which has had eight separate investments (from seven investors) over the last two months, is set for one more. This time it is said to be from global investor TPG Capital. According to a news report in Economic Times , Jio Platforms, from the st

'Chivalry 2' cross-play medieval combat will connect all platforms

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Torn Banner Studios is promising that Chivalry 2 will deliver first-person slasher combat with up to 64 players at once, a big upgrade from a franchise that started life as a Half-Life 2 mod. The first game launched after an $85k Kickstarter in 2012 , and now the Unreal Engine 4-powered sequel is coming to PC and current gen consoles later this year. It will also have native versions for the PS5

Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 series launched in India

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The Mi NoteBook 14 series has finally been launched in India, marking Xiaomi’s much-awaited entry into the laptop space. Earlier this year, when Xiaomi announced that it enter multiple new product categories in India, one of the most prominent bits was Mi laptops. The laptop segment had been rather stagnant with too many offerings from the legacy brands. Xiaomi hopes to address this in the thin a

Acer Nitro 5 with 10th gen Intel processor launched in India

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Acer has announced its first 10th gen Intel Core powered gaming laptop in India. The refreshed Acer Nitro 5 features the latest-gen Intel SoC and comes in four configurations. The Acer Nitro 5 is available in two sizes, 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch IPS. Both of them feature a Full HD IPS display with thin bezels and 80% screen to body ratio. The Acer Nitro 5 is powered by up to 10th gen Intel Core i7

Redmi 9 with MediaTek Helio G80 CPU goes official, priced €149

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After a flood of Best phones in India under Rs 20,000 , Xiaomi has finally unleashed its budget smartphone, the Redmi 9 in Spain. The device has been in the radar of leaks for a while now. The new Redmi 9 is aimed at budget consumers and is arriving at the right time with a price tag of €149. Xiaomi confirmed the device with the specifications and pricing via its Spain Twitter handle. The new bud

Affordable Sony WH-CH710N headphones with ANC launched in India

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Sony WH-CH710N is the latest noise cancellation headphone from the house of Sony. Unlike other noise-cancelling headphones from the company, this one is affordable. The Sony WH-CH710N is priced less than half of the flagship WH-1000XM3 but retains the iconic active noise cancellation that it was known for. The key differences include a plastic build and lack of Hi-Res audio support, presumably do

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 and other laptops launched in India

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Lenovo has announced four new laptops in India - Lenovo Ideapad Slim 3, IdeaPad Slim 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3, and Yoga Slim 7i. These new laptops are powered by Intel and AMD processors. The laptops start at Rs 26,990 and go up to Rs 82,990. Some of the common features include Dolby Audio, webcam with privacy shutter, and hybrid storage options. The company has not announced complete details of the L

Twitter to prompt users to read viral story before retweeting it

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Social media platforms are under constant fire for being a medium of spreading fake news or false information. In a bid to regulate the misinformation from spreading further, platforms like Twitter , Facebook etc. keep innovating and adding new controls and features. On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it is now testing a new feature that will prompt users to check if they want to read the artic