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'The Witcher 3' console players can claim a free PC copy

2KEngadget / 3h
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recently turned five years old, and CD Projekt Red wants to make sure you can play it on your PC even if you’ve never played there before. It’s giving away a free copy of The Witcher 3 through GOG from now until June 23rd at 7AM Eastern as long as you connect an existing copy to the GOG Galaxy 2.0 app, whether you’re on PC (Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam) or using a PS

After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees

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1KTechCrunch / 2h
In a conference call on Monday lasting under six minutes, T-Mobile vice president James Kirby told hundreds of Sprint employees that their services were no longer needed. He declined to answer his employees’ questions, citing the “personal” nature of employee feedback, and ended the call. TechCrunch obtained leaked audio of that call, which was said to be one of several calls held by T-Mobile lea

What to do if your PC has a virus

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
If you're lucky, a computer virus is one of the most annoying things that can happen to your PC or Mac. And if you're unlucky, it's one of the most devastating. While some viruses are little more than a pain in the backside, others can seriously damage your most treasured data – data such as your photos or important personal documents. The good news is that if your PC or Mac has one, you don't ne

San Francisco DA sues DoorDash for classifying delivery workers as independent contractors

20TechCrunch / 7min
DoorDash is facing a lawsuit from San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for “illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors,” Boudin tweeted today . In the complaint, Boudin argues DoorDash misclassified its workers and in doing so, engages in unfair labor practices. “Misclassifying workers deprives them of the labor law safeguards to which they are entitled, denying workers

If You Request a Tax Extension, You Still Have to Pay by July 15

Lifehacker / 16min
Since Tax Day has been pushed back from April 15 to July 15, that means the deadline for requesting an extension has been delayed as well. That means you have until July 15, 2020 to request an extension to file your 2019 tax return. Read more...

Xbox One update streamlines your game library management

Engadget / 20min
Your Xbox One game collection can come from a variety of services, which can make it a pain to manage your library. Which games can you most afford to delete to free up space? You won’t have to guess from now on. Microsoft is trotting out an Xbox June 2020 update that, among other things, identifies where your games come from — you’ll know if a title is from Game Pass, Live Gold or EA Access. It’

PlayStation 5 price and release date leak says Xbox Series X has edge

SlashGear / 21min
The Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5, if you prefer) had a bit of a leaky listing problem today on Amazon France. There, it would appear that the Sony PS5 was listed as a pre-release product with a release date of November 20, 2020, and prices at approximately 400 and 500 Euro. Price structure precedent suggests that the release prices in the … Continue reading

Release the ($74,500) hounds: Boston Dynamics' Spot is for sale

Boston Dynamics Spot
27Mashable / 21min
Why lease a threatening metal hound, when you can own? As of today, you can officially buy your very own $74,500 robot dog Boston Dynamics , the company also behind that random parkour bot , announced Tuesday that its four-legged creation is finally for sale. The robots, which can lecture parkgoers about social distancing and pull trucks , were previously only available to the public via a "short

Keep Your Teeth Shiny and Clean With 25% off the Colgate E1 Smart Toothbrush [Exclusive]

Lifehacker / 30min
25% off Colgate E1 Smart Toothbrush | $75 | Colgate | Promo Code KINJA25 Read more...

Researchers taught a robot to suture by showing it surgery videos

36Engadget / 32min
Stitching a patient back together after surgery is a vital but monotonous task for medics, often requiring them to repeat the same simple movements over and over hundreds of times. But thanks to a collaborative effort between Intel and the University of California, Berkeley , tomorrow’s surgeons could offload that grunt work to robots -- like a macro, but for automated suturing. The UC Berkeley t

Kingdom Hearts spin-off game will put rhythm skills to the test

Kingdom Hearts Xbox One
SlashGear / 33min
If you’ve still got a hankering for Kingdom Hearts even after Kingdom Hearts 3, then we’ve got some good news for you: the franchise is returning this year with a new game. Before you get too excited, you should know that this isn’t a new action RPG game like we’d expect from the series. Instead, it’s a rhythm game, which … Continue reading

How to Ask Your Airbnb Host for a Discount

Lifehacker / 38min
Maybe you’re not into the idea of venturing too far from home yet, but you’re ready for a road trip and a change of scenery. Great—but look twice before you book your accommodations. You may be able to save a bit of money you can put back into your travel budget. The secret, according to Chris Dong at The Points Guy ,… Read more...

Google kicked ZeroHedge off its ad platform, put The Federalist on notice for racist protest content

100+TechCrunch / 41min
Google is booting online far-right website The Federalist from its ad platform for publishing content about the ongoing protests against police brutality that violated the company’s rules around content that promotes hate. As NBC News reports , Google determined that both The Federalist and right-wing website ZeroHedge violated its policy against monetizing content that “promotes hatred, intolera

Only a few dozen advanced alien civilizations may live in our galaxy

SlashGear / 42min
Humans have long fantasized about other intelligent beings that may live in our vast universe, ones who may live on habitable planets similar to Earth. With hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way and an estimated several billion potentially habitable exoplanets, it is hard to guess how many intelligent alien civilizations may be near us. As it turns … Continue reading

VW pumps $200 million more into battery tech that could double EV range

SlashGear / 45min
Volkswagen has tripled its stake in a solid-state battery specialist, counting on high-density batteries that promise longer range and shorter charging times being the key to driving EVs into the mass market. The German automaker had already taken a stake in US company QuantumScape, worth more than $100 million. Now, it’s adding up to $200 million more. “The goal is … Continue reading

CommStar will launch a relay satellite to talk to astronauts on the Moon

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81Engadget / 50min
NASA plans to return humans to the Moon by 2024 , but there are still plenty of questions about how that will work. One challenge is that communicating between Earth and the Moon still requires bulky, expensive equipment. A new company, CommStar Space Communications, wants to take the burden of building and managing that equipment off of governments and private space ventures. Today, CommStar ann

It's Time to Ask Us Your Burning Health Questions

Lifehacker / 52min
I’m pleased to announce the return of Lifehacker’s Burning Questions column, in which I answer the health questions that people can’t—or don’t want to—google. As a reminder, this is not medical advice, and I’m not a doctor. Read more...

13 of the Most Resourceful Characters in Film History

Lifehacker / 52min
There are all sorts of ways to live the Lifehacker lifestyle, and not all of them look like the way I do it, which is usually to encounter a problem in my daily life and then google it (“ How to cook murder hornet Lifehacker ”). To paraphrase famed car-hacker Dominic Toretto , some people hack their lives a quarter-hour… Read more...

Southwest Is Now The World’s Largest Airline (United Isn’t Even In The Top 10)

100+View from the Wing / 1h
Last year at this time the four largest airlines in the world based on capacity were all in the U.S. American Airlines was the world's largest airline, Delta second, followed by Southwest and then United. The aviation industry has been among the hardest hit by COVID-19. That's shaken up which airlines offer the most travel capacity in the world. Southwest is now the largest, and three Chinese air

Elon Musk: SpaceX Building Floating Spaceports for Moon, Mars Launches

500+Futurism / 1h
Offshore Rockets An eagle-eyed SpaceX enthusiast spotted a job listing for an Offshore Operations Engineer in Brownsville, Texas. The new position ‘s responsibilities include leading “of a team of engineers and technicians to design and build an operational offshore rocket launch facility.” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was quick to confirm that the listing is legit — and part of a much bigger plan. “Spac

Exhibit for free at Disrupt 2020: Apply to TC Top Picks

48TechCrunch / 1h
Looking for a way to get your early-stage startup the massive attention it deserves? Of course, you are. One of the best ways to get in front of thousands of influencers is by exhibiting in Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020 . An even better way is to exhibit for free. Take the first step and apply to be a TC Top Pick . Applying is easy, but earning the TC Top Pick designation — well, not so much.

Chris Sacca advises new fund managers to strike right now, while “support” and “capital” is still available

64TechCrunch / 1h
Chris Sacca is a billionaire today, and he credits his success to having an “unfair advantage” 10 years ago when he first launched his fund. He thinks women and people of color have that same unfair advantage today, which is why he and his wife, Crystal Sacca, have been investing in “dozens and dozens” of funds, including many led by new managers. In fact, in an interview earlier today with Axios

Should I Intervene in My Adult Son's Relationship?

20Lifehacker / 1h
Just because our kids grow up doesn’t mean we stop being their parent. We still want to protect and guide them and watch them make all the best decisions for a happy, fulfilling life. But how much intervention is too much intervention when it comes to their romantic relationships? One mom asks: “What do you do when… Read more...

Google Duo on the web now supports 32-person video chat

36Engadget / 1h
Google Duo has upped its game over the last two months. In May, the web-based chat app added a family mode with cutesy Snapchat-like AR effects and a doodle board to make video chatting more fun for kids (and bored adults.) Now, Google has updated Duo’s capacity: when using the web client, you can hold a group video chat with up to 32 people. The update to Duo is rolling out with the latest versi

Register for the next ‘Future of Travel’ webinar as Brian Kelly and Dr. Mike talk health and hitting the road again

The Points Guy / 1h
Register Here Are you concerned about your health and how it may impact your ability to travel post-coronavirus? Join the founder and CEO of The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, and board-certified physician Mike Varshavski — a.k.a. “Dr. Mike” — as they discuss the health implications of hitting the road again . From antibody testing to cleanliness measures to steps you can take to minimize your risk and

Quibi Almost Had an Infuriatingly Worse Name

Gizmodo / 1h
I must confess, my first thought about Quibi was, “Quibi is a really stupid fucking name.” How do you even pronounce it? Is it like, kwih-bee, kwee-bye, kwi-bee? What does Quibi even mean? I still don’t know the answer to most of these questions, but thanks to a Wall Street Journal report , I now know that the name… Read more...

Etsy app adds AR to help you with art placement

Etsy AR iOS Art Apple
28Engadget / 1h
Etsy is helping customers preview wall art in their own spaces with a new augmented reality feature on its iOS app. So, you no longer have to rely on imagination alone when wondering if a certain art print would look good above your couch. Etsy, an online marketplace notable for giving creators a platform to sell their art, has more than five million items for sale in its Art and Collectibles cat

Mutation may be helping the coronavirus spread more readily

54Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: State of Delaware ) About a month ago, news reports painted a potentially grim picture: a single mutation in SARS-CoV-2 was taking over the world, rapidly displacing earlier forms of the virus in most locations. The researchers behind the finding suggested we were watching in real time as SARS-CoV-2 was evolving into a form that spreads more readily within human populations. Whil

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel

100+TechCrunch / 1h
SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to the Moon, to Mars – and also for point-to-point travel rig

Theft of CIA hacking tools spotlights the spy agency’s “lax” security

100+MIT Technology Review / 1h
American intelligence agencies are still falling short on security, years after high-profile data leaks from Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Joshua Schulte, according to a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee. In a letter to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, Senator Ron Wyden uses a 2017 internal report from the CIA to detail the ways in which the intelligence commu

How to Fly With a Child Who Has a Different Last Name Than Yours

51Lifehacker / 1h
Traveling with children whose last names are different than yours can get complicated. Maybe you’re a kickass aunt or uncle who likes to take your nieces and nephews to Disney World. Or you’re like me and simply didn’t change your last name when you got married, so your child does not have the same last name as you. Read more...

Track the Coronavirus's R₀ in Your State

32Lifehacker / 1h
Remember when the coronavirus was brand new, and we were all worried about what its R 0 might turn out to be ? R 0 , pronounced “R naught,” is a measure of how many people each infected person tends to pass an infection to. To stop a pandemic, we need to bring that number down to something smaller than 1. A tool called … Read more...

Save $40 on NuWave's 3-Quart Air Fryer and Never Run Out of Chickie Nuggies Again

20Lifehacker / 1h
NuWave 36011 3-Qt. Air Fryer | $60 | Amazon Read more...

In Our First Look at Umbrella Academy Season 2, Long Hair and Swedish Assassins Abound

73Gizmodo / 1h
Look, it’s been a wild time for everyone, let alone the time-hopping heroes of Umbrella Academy . You’ll be forgiven for some of them letting their hair get a bit out of place. Or, really, a lot out of place. Read more...

Get All Eight Fast & Furious Movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray for $48

Gizmodo / 1h
Fast & Furious 8-Movie Collection (4K UHD Blu-Ray + Digital) | $48 | Amazon Read more...

Scientists: Mutated Version of Coronavirus May Have Hit NYC, Italy

400+Futurism / 1h
Scientists suspect that the reason some parts of the world were devastated by the coronavirus pandemic while others were able to contain their outbreaks is that different areas have been hit by different mutations of the virus itself. A team from Scripps Research have singled out one particular mutation, dubbed D614G, as a particularly-infectious strain of the virus, Reuters reports — and they sa

We're all using email to share files, despite security risks

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Email is the most common method for sharing files between users despite the fact that it poses the biggest security risk, according to new research from NordLocker. The company anonymously surveyed 1,400 people in the UK and US in order to learn more about users' habits when it comes to file storage and sharing to reveal that 58 percent of US and 56 percent of UK users prefer to share files over

Earth may have 6 billion neighboring habitable exoplanets in Milky Way

Earth One Years
SlashGear / 1h
Researchers with the University of British Columbia have provided a new estimate for the potential number of habitable Earth-like planets (called exoplanets) located in our galaxy: up to six billion. The estimate is based on the number of G-type stars in our galaxy, which are similar to Earth’s own Sun. For a planet to be habitable, it must be in … Continue reading

Etsy adds an AR shopping feature on iOS designed for use with wall art

Etsy AR iOS Art Apple
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Retailers like Target , Home Depot , Wayfair , IKEA , and others have embraced augmented reality to help shoppers make decisions about products they’re interested in by visualizing the items in their own homes. Today, Etsy is hopping on the AR bandwagon as well, with the launch of an updated iOS app that uses augmented reality features to help consumers shopping for wall art specifically. The com

Amazon hopes AI will help enforce social distancing at its warehouses

37Engadget / 1h
Amazon has created a new AI called the Distance Assistant to help its fulfillment facility employees keep a safe distance from one another during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Using a time-of-flight sensor similar to the depth-sensing cameras you'll find on modern smartphones like the Galaxy S20 , the assistant measures the distance between employees. The AI component is there to help it diff

The Pokemon Company holding live broadcast this week: Watch here

SlashGear / 1h
The Pokemon Company will be holding a live broadcast this week to reveal new Pokemon and updates to games already in your possession. They will be showing off a “special online presentation” that’ll take place on June 17, 2020, in the form of a live video stream. This event was announced by the official “The Pokemon Company” social media accounts, … Continue reading

Degreed lands new cash for upskilling in a down market

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100+TechCrunch / 1h
While the pace of layoffs might be slowing down , an extended recession is forcing companies to get smarter about the way they grow. One way to stay lean and stealthy? Have a team that is constantly learning and equally flexible. Degreed helps employers do exactly that by connecting employees to learning resources to master new skills. The edtech startup today announced it has raised $32 million

72 hours left to apply to Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2020

76TechCrunch / 1h
Want to launch your early-stage startup in front of the largest Disrupt audience in history? The opportunity clock is ticking, and you have just 72 hours left for a chance to compete head-to-head against top startups from around the world at Disrupt 2020 . Beat the deadline — apply to compete in Startup Battlefield before June 19 at 11:59 pm (PT). This Startup Battlefield may be virtual, but ther

Volkswagen sinks another $200 million into solid-state battery company QuantumScape

94TechCrunch / 1h
Volkswagen said Tuesday it has invested another $200 million into QuantumScape, a Stanford University spinout developing solid-state batteries as the automaker bets on a next-generation technology that will unlock longer ranges and faster charging times in electric vehicles. Volkswagen’s relationship with QuantumScape, which had early backing from Kleiner Perkins and Khosla Ventures, actually str

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic

38Lifehacker / 1h
The Five Mile Swamp Fire had been burning for nearly three days in the muddy swamps of Florida’s Santa Rosa County when firefighter Mike Facente arrived. Thick smoke hung over the area, acrid and pungent in the springtime air. High winds and low humidity aided the fire in growing to 2,000 acres by the time Facente… Read more...

Google Duo Rolls Out 32-Person Video Calls for Web Users, Launches PWA

37How-To Geek / 1h
Google puts out a major update for its Duo chatting service every week or two. But Google Duo is notoriously limited on desktop. At least, it was limited until today. The Google Duo website now supports 32-person group chats and has a dedicated Progressive Web App (PWA). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nintendo's Free Jump Rope Switch Game Will Make You Hop Till You Drop

How-To Geek / 1h
The world may be opening up slowly, but many of us still can’t get to a gym. Then again, even without a global pandemic getting to the gym is difficult. That’s where Nintendo’s new and free Jump Rope Challenge game for Switch comes in. It’s a simple jump rope simulator, and the best part is you don’t need anything than the Switch you already own. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Roku's Extensive Father's Day Sale Is too Good to Pass Up

How-To Geek / 1h
Ready to enhance your dad’s dull TV experience? Roku’s extensive Father’s Day sale brings streaming sticks, wireless Roku speakers, and the famed Roku soundbar down to jaw-dropping prices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

LEGO Announces the Full Super Mario Product Lineup

Nintendo Lego Super Mario
How-To Geek / 1h
Last March, LEGO announced it was working with Nintendo to create a new LEGO Super Mario lineup. The collaboration led to a unique product that allows you to create Mario levels and play through them with a giant Mario figure that collects coins, hits enemies, and more thanks to a built-in screen and sensors. Now, LEGO is ready to announce all the add-on sets, and you have plenty of choices. Read

The Latest Philips Hue Bulb Is Its Brightest Yet

How-To Geek / 1h
Signify, the company behind Philps Hue products has a few new smart lights for you to consider. That includes the new Philips Hue White A21 bulb, capable of 1600 Lumes—the equivalent of a 100-watt bulb. Perfect when you need the power of the sun, but with voice controls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Over 500 free, downloadable demos are now live at Steam Summer Festival

24Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / E3 would probably be nicer in a forest full of trees that grow computer mice. (credit: Steam) This week, Steam is hosting its largest free-demo event yet: the Steam Summer Festival , which includes over 100 limited-time trials of mostly unreleased games. Like prior Steam "festival" events , this week's demo showcase essentially works by shifting the usual E3 expo show floor experience f

AMD pads out 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop line with 3 new XT CPUs

AMD Ryzen 3000 XT Three
SlashGear / 1h
AMD today announced that it’s expanding its lineup of 3rd-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs with the introduction of the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. The new CPUs won’t be here until next month, but AMD is revealing some of the specifications for them today. In addition to that, AMD also announced the A520 chipset today, … Continue reading

Get Free AirPods With Your New Mac or iPad for a Limited Time

Apple Free AirPods Mac
46Lifehacker / 2h
Apple has a new promotion where purchasing various iPads or Macs will score you a free pair of AirPods—regular AirPods, mind you, unless you want to pay an extra $90 for a discounted AirPods Pro (or $40 for regular AirPods with a wireless charging case). Read more...

Building custom apps quickly with low-code

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
In the era of digital transformation , businesses need to quickly be able to create custom applications to solve the problems they’re facing. Creating programs the traditional way often takes hundreds of hours of programming as well as developers to do the necessary coding. However, the rise of low-code has allowed organizations to create custom apps to meet their needs without sacrificing time o

China-US aviation spat ratchets down as Washington OKs more flights

The Points Guy / 2h
The back-and-forth aviation battle between the United States and China appears to be letting up. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new transpacific aviation policy late Monday that will peg the maximum number of flights to the U.S. by Chinese airlines to the number of flights Beijing is allowing U.S. carriers to operate to China. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more

Google optimizes its WiFi routers for slow internet connections

49Engadget / 2h
Google’s WiFi routers should now handle overloaded internet providers more gracefully. It’s delivering an update to Nest WiFi and Google WiFi routers that improves “overall” performance with slow internet connections. You should have a better chance of maintaining that video call or gaming session, especially if others in your home are online. The upgrade should also help devices move to faster W

Surprising Statistics About United MileagePlus

27One Mile at a Time / 2h
This week United Airlines secured $5 billion in financing thanks to the MileagePlus loyalty program. But at least to me there’s something much more interesting than that… United secures $5 billion from MileagePlus All major airlines are looking to build up cash reserves given the uncertainty at the moment, and loyalty programs can make great collateral, given what big businesses they are, and als

Toilets Can Blow Coronavirus Poop All Over the Place—You’ve Been Warned

200+Gizmodo / 2h
Here’s some bathroom advice for the covid-19 pandemic era, courtesy of a new study published Tuesday. Read more...

This AI Can Generate Headshot Photos From Slapdash Doodles

200+Futurism / 2h
Drawing Owls A new AI algorithm can generate a believable, photorealistic headshot from a quick, slapdash doodle of a person. The algorithm, which was trained on the faces of 17,000 celebrity headshots, New Scientist reports , could change the way sketches are brought to life. The University of Hong Kong scientists behind the algorithm suggest that it could be used to identify suspects in a crimi

Make a Bellini With the Juice From Canned Peaches

46Lifehacker / 2h
The peaches in canned peaches are technically the same clingstone specimen you can buy fresh at the grocery store, but they are very much their own, unique product. Canned peaches are more supple and slurpable then their fuzzy counterparts, which sounds off-putting but is actually delightful. I could slurp those… Read more...

Salt Security closes $20M Series A to help protect APIs

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Today Salt Security , a startup that helps companies protect APIs, announced that it has closed a $20 million Series A. The Palo Alto-based company secured the new funds from Tenaya Capital , bringing its total capital raised to around $30 million. The Salt round caught TechCrunch’s eye as it fits reasonably well into a growing trend of API-powered and focused startups raising capital in recent m

Corsair releases streaming-ready PCs with built-in capture cards

59Engadget / 2h
If you want to stream your gameplay on services like Twitch, you need a handful of gear to get started. Depending on your taste, the most important of these could be a powerful desktop and a solid capture card. Corsair is putting both in one preconfigured machine so you can play games like Control and record 4K 60fps footage out of the box. The Elgato 4K60 Pro is included in both the AMD and Inte

Major Samsung Galaxy S9 update One UI 2.1 released after Note 9

SlashGear / 2h
Today the folks at Samsung responsible for releasing major updates to top-tier smartphones pushed One UI 2.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. This update was first released in Germany and in Korea, and follows a Galaxy Note 9 update with One UI 2.1 in Germany (first) just a week ago. This update includes a June 2020 … Continue reading

Scientists Gave Ketamine to Sheep and Were Baffled by the Result

100+Futurism / 2h
While studying the effects of ketamine on sheep, researchers say they found something truly strange: high doses of the drug appeared to turn the sheep’s brains off and back on again, like a light switch. “This wasn’t just reduced brain activity,” Jenny Morton, neurobiologist from the University of Cambridge, co-author of the study published in Scientific Reports earlier this month, said in a stat

Super-Sized Lego Go-Kart Is Big Enough for Even Grown-up Kids to Drive

96Gizmodo / 2h
Matt Denton was one of the clever engineers responsible for designing and building the functional BB-8 robots and puppets used to film the most recent Star Wars trilogy. But online Denton is probably better known for his clever use of 3D printing to supersize Lego Technic sets, which now includes a functional go-kart … Read more...

EU sets framework for contact tracing apps that work across borders

43Engadget / 2h
More European countries are launching contact tracing apps in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. But at the moment, those apps do not work across borders. The European Commission and EU Member States are hoping to change that. The Commission has agreed on a set of technical specifications that will allow info to be exchanged between national contract tracing apps -- as long as they use a

Scientists Gene-Hack Goats to Make Cancer Drug in Their Milk

500+Futurism / 2h
In order to drive down the high cost of cancer medications, a pharmaceutical research institute decided to try something new: genetically modifying goats to manufacture the drug instead of using a lab. The gene-hacked goats can produce the cancer medication cetuximab in their milk, New Scientist reports . The drug, which is primarily used to treat colorectal cancer but has also been used for lung

Study: There Could be 6 Billion Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy

500+Futurism / 2h
Billions of Earths According to new research, there could be as many as six billion Earth-like planets orbiting stars in our galaxy. “Our Milky Way has as many as 400 billion stars, with seven per cent of them being G-type,” Jaymie Matthews, astronomer at the University of British Columbia, and co-author of a new study about the findings in The Astronomical Journal , said in a statement . “That m

How Reliance Jio Platforms became India’s biggest telecom network

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Months after India’s richest man launched his telecom network, his chief rival, Sunil Mittal, was already struggling to contain his frustration in the public. That tycoon Mukesh Ambani would try to win subscribers by offering them voice calls for free wasn’t a surprise for anyone, said Mittal at the World Economic Forum in January 2017. But making voice calls and bulk of 4G mobile data completely

Gaming will increasingly define the entertainment industry’s future

56TechCrunch / 2h
Invisible Narratives, founded by Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugerman, and FaZe Clan, the most prominent and influential esports and entertainment organization in the world, unveil today their partnership and plans to launch The FaZe Clan Universe, which will begin with a feature-length film set to arrive later this year. FaZe Clan is at the epicenter of esports, culture and entertainment, boasting 2

How to Connect Your Favorite Streaming Services to Google Maps

BLM FoodFinder Google Maps
45Lifehacker / 3h
Using your phone while driving is not only dangerous, it’s illegal in most places. However, most of us rely on our smartphones for directions or for rocking out to music and podcasts in the car. Luckily, Google Maps has tons of hands-free navigation controls and helpful shortcuts and voice-integration for a handful of… Read more...

Love Yourself Enough to Finally Buy the Foot Massager

Lifehacker / 3h
A lot of people are dealing with some seriously achy feet right now—spending a few months not doing a whole lot of walking followed by doing a whole lot of walking all of a sudden will do that to you. So! This is a great time to talk about foot massagers, especially because professional massages are largely… Read more...

Why You Probably Shouldn’t Buy Southwest Airlines Points, Even For 45% Off

96One Mile at a Time / 3h
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let’s take a look at the details. Southwest Rapid Rewards points are 45% off Through June 25, 2020, Southwest is offering a discount when you purchase Rapid Rewards points . You can get a 45% discoun

PAX West will be PAX Online this year

54Engadget / 3h
Due to the impact of COVID-19 , PAX West won't be going ahead as an in-person event in Seattle this year. A digital replacement, PAX Online , is on the cards instead. It'll run from September 12th-20th, and it'll be entirely free. There'll be three streams running non-stop through the entire event, which will include gameplay, panels, concerts and competitions. PAX Online will feature esports tou

As venture firms struggle with diversity, the Kauffman Fellows program is grooming candidates to help

80TechCrunch / 3h
Recognizing the need for a more diverse venture capital industry, the Kauffman Fellows program is looking to take steps to train its most diverse class of would-be investors and is adding to its board to foreground diversity and inclusion going forward, the non-profit said today. A longtime resource for startup founders and the venture capital industry and a voice for bringing the tools of ventur

Sorry, Captain Picard, Your Taste in Tea Sucks

3KGizmodo / 3h
Every June 16 we gather to celebrate Captain Picard , for it is—based on a loose extrapolation of the stardate of Star Trek: The Next Generation ’s season seven episode “The Pegasus”—Captain Picard Day. A day to recall his triumphs, his heroism, his morals, and his earnest sincerity . Not this year. This year I come to… Read more...

Archaeologists map an ancient Roman city without any digging

82Engadget / 3h
For the first time, archaeologists have mapped an entire ancient Roman city without any digging by using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology (via Gizmodo ). The technique was not only non-destructive, but revealed details that wouldn’t have been discovered with traditional excavations. The team of archaeologists from Cambridge and Ghent Universities used the technique to scan Falerii Novi,

Support homeless LGBTQ youth and I will match your donation up to $50,000

The Points Guy / 3h
Click here to donate to the Ali Forney Center this Pride Month and I will personally match your donations up to $50,000. I am a proudly gay entrepreneur who has been fortunate enough to start and grow a successful business. And I’ve had the support of my family and the business community along the way. But, this is not the experience for all LGBTQ people. The community has seen a lot of progress

Save 30% on this swanky Marshall Bluetooth speaker

40Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Get the party started with a Marshall® Stanmore II wireless smart speaker for $279.99, a 30% savings as of June 16. Picture this. You're working from home , it's almost two o'clock, and you need a pick me up. Coffee just isn't cutting it. Instead, you simply ask to hear James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing" and are immediately awake and ready to go. Or maybe you're stressed after a Zoom c

How to Pick the Right Power Supply for Your Next PC

24Gizmodo / 3h
Figuring out how much power you need to keep all your components fed and happy is usually the last part of building your own PC. It can also be the most confusing. Every component takes a different amount of power, and the bigger and faster your PC, the more power you need. The latest Intel Core i9-10900K can suck up… Read more...

Jeff Bezos might have to testify before Congress

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Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has agreed to testify to a congressional panel currently investigating potential violations of US antitrust law by the country's tech giants. The company's attorney, Robert Kelner of Covington and Burling LLP, sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee in which he explained that Bezos would be made available to testify at a hearing, saying: “We a

Google partners with Parallels to bring Windows apps to Chrome OS

Google Parallels Windows
200+Engadget / 3h
For years, Parallels has provided virtualization software so you could run full Windows installs on a Mac, but today they’re tackling a new OS. The company just announced that it is partnering with Google to work on bringing full Windows application support to Chrome OS enterprise devices. That’s a big deal for the many businesses out there that run various pieces of legacy Windows software — or

Google cuts the price of its Stadia starter kit to $100

91Engadget / 3h
Google is cutting the price of its Stadia Premiere starter package from $129 to $99.99. The set includes a Stadia Controller and Chromecast Ultra so you can play games via streaming service on your TV. The company offered a $30 discount on Stadia Premiere for the first time in March, though this looks to be a permanent cut. There is a significant tradeoff, though: the kit no longer includes three

Save Your Floors From Dirt and Grime With $130 off a Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum From Newegg

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Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum (Refurbished) | $270 | Newegg Read more...

What to Do If You Get Lost While Traveling

66Lifehacker / 3h
There are all kinds of ways you could get lost while traveling. You fall asleep on the train and miss a bunch of stops and when you wake up, the train is no longer in service. Your phone dies and Google or Apple Maps is no longer an option. Maybe you’ve lost your phone completely—and there goes your only map. Read more...

You may never board a plane the same way again — because of coronavirus

The Points Guy / 3h
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, airlines across the world are adjusting service procedures to reassure the flying public that air travel is indeed safe. These measures range from changed inflight catering to more frequent cleaning between flights . One of the most noteworthy changes we’ve seen has been to the boarding process. To reduce the number of passengers interacting with each other, s

These are the 16 international destinations now welcoming American tourists

The Points Guy / 3h
Americans are finding something very new when they go to plan international travel. The welcome mat has been rolled up! Most countries are not allowing U.S. visitors right now because of coronavirus. The United States has had more than 117,000 deaths, and remains one of the hardest-hit countries. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . But there

Google's Wing drones deliver library books to Virginia students

38Mashable / 3h
Many U.S. states are lifting some or most of their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, allowing folks to retain at least some semblance of pre-pandemic life. But not everyone is ready or able to venture outside again. And for those people, Google has a lofty solution. Public schools in Montgomery County, Va., last week became the first in the world to offer a library book drone delivery service. The

The ‘Queer Eye’ hosts talks about this season’s new location — Philadephia

36Mashable / 3h
Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness of "Queer Eye" talk about the new season and the challenges they faced filming in Philadelphia. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Philadelphia , Tv Show , and Queer Eye

European Commission Launches Investigation Into the App Store and Apple Pay

Apple App Store 2019
62Gizmodo / 3h
The future is streaming and payment plans , and it is also a maelstrom of antitrust disputes. This is to say that the mutiny against Apple is making a little headway: the European Commission has announced two antitrust investigations into the iron rule of the App Store and Apple Pay. Read more...

There’s a new Lord of the Rings game on the way, but don’t get too excited

SlashGear / 3h
We already know about Lord of the Rings game on the horizon which focuses on Gollum, but Warner Bros has revealed that another is in development as well. Dubbed The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, Warner Bros has confirmed that it’s partnered with NetEase for this new mobile title – yes, this isn’t a big-budget console or PC … Continue reading

Sonos Move gets a battery life boost, now comes in white

38Engadget / 3h
Sonos has unveiled a new color for its portable Move speaker: Lunar White. The new color coordinates with Sonos’ other home speakers, all of which already come in white and black variants. A new color option isn’t the only change for this premium speaker. A recent software update boosted the Move’s battery life, giving it up to 11 continuous hours of audio. While 11 hours doesn’t seem like much c

The Trekker GT is Triumph's first electric bicycle

76Engadget / 3h
Triumph has launched its first e-bike, the Trekker GT -- meaning the UK motorcycle manufacturer has begun a foray into bicycles. The e-bike can be used for “commuting, fitness and everyday riding fun,” Triumph says . With the launch, Triumph joins other motorcycle companies, notably Harley Davidson , who’ve already rolled out e-bikes or plan to soon. The Trekker GT features a lockable lithium-ion

Facebook expands Portal group calls to 50 people

81Engadget / 3h
Facebook is ramping up its battle against Zoom by bringing more video calling features to its Portal devices. You’ll be able to hold video calls with up to 50 people following today’s addition of Messenger Rooms. Until now, group calls on Portal have been limited to eight people via Messenger and four through WhatsApp. As you’re able to do on the likes of Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams , you hav

AMD's XT chips are faster versions of its Ryzen 3000 CPUs

AMD Ryzen 3000 XT Three
100+Engadget / 3h
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs have been available in various forms for about a year now. Power users and PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer before upgrading to the forthcoming 4000 desktop series, though. As a stopgap, the chip maker is releasing the Ryzen 3000XT series , which uses a 7nm manufacturing process. AMD says that these chips will have a four percent performance boost over thos

Google is bringing Meet to the Gmail app for iOS and Android

Google Meet Gmail Android
61Engadget / 3h
Today, Google is bringing its Meet video calling service to the Gmail app on Android and iOS. In the coming weeks, mobile Gmail users will notice a new Meet tab in the app. There, users will find a schedule of upcoming meetings and be able to start or join calls with a tap. This is part of Google’s recent Meet expansion. Last month, Google made Meet free to anyone with a Gmail account , and it ma

Linksys unveils a more affordable mesh router with WiFi 6

100+Engadget / 3h
Mesh routers with WiFi 6 still tend to be expensive, but Linksys thinks it can change that. It just released a Max-Stream AX1800 Mesh WiFi 6 Router MR7350 (yes, it’s a mouthful) that promises both easy whole-home network expansion and fast speeds for $150. You’ll be capped at ‘just’ 1.8Gbps and coverage of about 1,700 square feet (the flagship MR9600 boasts 6Gbps and 3,000 square feet of coverage

'Madden 21' arrives August 25th with new player controls

Madden NFL 21 Jackson
65Engadget / 3h
Today, EA released its first official trailer for Madden 21 . The 90-second preview doesn’t reveal too much, but it does tease new controls, like a ball carrier skill stick and a new pass-rush control. It looks like “user-controlled celebrations” will let you strike a signature pose or move after key plays. The game arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 28th, but if you pre-order it now, you

Germany's voluntary contract tracing app is available to download

100+Engadget / 3h
As expected , Germany has become the latest European country to launch a COVID-19 contact tracing app. German residents can download the country’s Corona-Warn-App starting today on iOS and Android -- though the government is not making it mandatory to do so. The app was co-developed by German national carrier Deutsche Telekom and SAP using Apple and Google's joint contract tracing API as a base.

Intel's latest RealSense depth camera has twice the range of previous models

Intel RealSense D455
100+Engadget / 3h
Intel’s RealSense depth cameras have had major applications in the field of robotics, giving machines 3D vision and helping robots navigate without the need for GPS . Today, the company has unveiled a new model — the D455 — which comes with a longer range and increased precision that’s twice that of previous generations. The new camera’s optimal range is six meters, making it twice as accurate as

Now any Windows 10 user can grab Razer's THX spatial audio app

75Engadget / 3h
Razer certainly knows the power of the THX brand. In 2017, the Razer Blade Pro was the first laptop to sport THX's mobile certification , which guaranteed a high level of display and audio quality. Later, the two companies worked together on a spatial audio app for the Kraken gaming headset , which did a great job of delivering simulated 7.1 surround sound. Now that technology is coming to every

First FDA-approved prescription video game will help treat kids with ADHD

EndeavorRx FDA ADHD
500+Engadget / 3h
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first video game that can be prescribed as treatment in the country. It’s entitled EndeavorRx, and while it’s not exactly comparable to your favorite AAA video games, it was designed to improve the attention function of kids with ADHD . To be exact, it was developed for pediatric patients ages 8 to 12 with primarily inattentive or combined-type

Soulwax and the hunt for the EMS Synthi 100

200+Engadget / 3h
Stephen and David Dewaele (AKA Soulwax or 2manydjs ), are known for their contemporary use of vintage sounds. On stage, their performances regularly include classics such as the ARP 2600 and the EMS AKS synthesizers. But one synth -- the EMS Synthi 100 -- has been on their wish list for years, but has proven almost impossible to pin down. Not surprising, really, given that only 31 units were ever

You can buy Boston Dynamics' Spot robot (if you have $75,000)

Boston Dynamics Spot
500+Engadget / 3h
We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robotic dog Spot help triage patients with COVID-19, pull a rickshaw , hold the door for a fellow bot, haul a box truck , herd sheep and more. Until now, Spot was only available as a short-term lease under Boston Dynamics’ Early Adopter Program, but that is changing. Businesses in the United States can now buy their very own Spot robots. Spot is meant for c

Facebook refuses to pay for Australian news content

31Engadget / 3h
Facebook has responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) plan to make it mandatory for the social network and for Google to pay local news outlets when they use their content. In its response (via The Guardian ), the company has rejected the proposal, making it clear that it can survive just fine without news content in the country. It explained that the News Feed cha

Dropbox can now automatically backup system folders

Dropbox Password Vault
64Engadget / 3h
Dropbox has unveiled a slew of new features designed to bridge the gap between work and home, and making it a little easier to work from home, which a lot of us are doing at the moment. One new tool, computer backup, is arguably long overdue, but stands to make pivoting between projects and locations that bit easier. Available from today, the feature automatically backs up your Mac or PC files in

Dropbox officially debuts its password manager

Dropbox Password Vault
72Engadget / 3h
While a recent appearance in the Play Store tipped us off this was coming, Dropbox has officially revealed its password manager — albeit in beta form. Officially called Dropbox Passwords, the feature does exactly what you’d expect. Using the assets it acquired when it bought Valt last year, the company can store and sync passwords across devices with zero-knowledge encryption. Dropbox also says i

Photoshop’s AI subject selection now handles portraits with ease

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
100+Engadget / 3h
Now that a lot of creative professionals are working from home, Adobe is adding new features to Creative Cloud apps to help you collaborate or share your projects with others. Of course, there are a number of new features for your everyday work, too. Perhaps the most interesting addition is an AI-powered selection feature for portraits that will save you a ton of time. Inside Photoshop on the des

Lenovo's latest Flex laptop is its first with 5G connectivity

Verizon Lenovo 5G Qualcomm
44Engadget / 3h
5G availability is expanding, and the new mobile data standard won’t be the domain of just phones and tablets. Lenovo ’s new laptop has its own 5G modem and nano SIM card slot, so users can stay connected wherever there’s a signal. The company says that its Flex 5G will be the first PC equipped with a next-gen modem, and that it has partnered with carriers across the globe to ensure wide coverage

Adobe's Stock Audio brings royalty-free music to Premiere Pro CC

60Engadget / 3h
Adobe has launched Stock audio for Premiere Pro , giving video editors a new way to choose royalty-free music directly from the app. The new service incorporates music from stock providers like Epidemic Sound and Jamendo, letting you “search, preview and license audio tracks within the editorial workflow,” Adobe wrote in a blog post . You search music directly from the editing space based on para

Dark Energy Researchers Discover Nearly 21,000 New Galaxies

400+Futurism / 3h
Spotted Astronomers working on a massive attempt to finally uncover the secrets of dark energy made a surprising discovery along the way. While they were mapping the universe as part of the Dark Energy Survey , an international team of researchers spotted nearly 21,000 extremely-dim galaxies hiding in plain sight, according to Phys.org . The distant objects, known as low-surface-brightness galaxi

This Asus gaming laptop offers the perfect mix of value and performance

28Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Get an Asus 15.6-inch gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 512GB SSD for $899.99 , as of June 16. Along with this $100 discount, you even save 33% off a mouse when you add it to your purchase. While we still try to wrap our heads around the PlayStation 5 reveal , gamers get to wake up to new gaming deals almost every day . But just because consoles take up most of today's news cycl

T-Mobile’s outage yesterday was so big that even Ajit Pai is mad

200+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / The logo of Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile, seen at Mobile World Congress in February 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) T-Mobile's network suffered an outage across the US yesterday, and the Federal Communications Commission is investigating. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who takes an extremely hands-off approach to regulating telecom companies, used his Twitter

Amazon Introduces Social Distance Software at Warehouses, but That Won't Fix Its Coronavirus Problem

Gizmodo / 3h
Amazon is debuting a new software that will send its warehouse employees real-time visual cues about their physical proximity to other workers, one of the company’s latest initiatives in response to covid-19—a problem the company has been struggling to address in its facilities. Read more...

European VC firm Pale Blue Dot plans to fund 40 ‘planet-positive’ startups

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Pale Blue Dot, a newly outed European venture capital firm focused on climate tech, announced this week the first closing of its debut fund at €53 million. Targeting pre-seed and seed stage startups, the firm says it will consider software and technology investments with a strong positive climate impact. Current areas of focus include food/agriculture, industry, fashion/apparel, energy and transp

Conviction in the Philippines Reveals Facebook’s Dangers

200+NYT > Technology / 3h
The conviction of the journalist Maria Ressa shows that Facebook’s harms can’t be ignored.

Bookstores Are Struggling. Is a New E-Commerce Site the Answer?

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
The rapid rise of Bookshop.org during the shutdown has been hailed as a boon for independent stores. But some booksellers worry it could become another competitor for online business.

New Research: Flushing Toilets May Burp Clouds of Virus Particles

500+Futurism / 3h
According to new research, The New York Times reports , flushing the toilet could kick up a cloud of aerosol droplets that have the potential to carry infectious virus particles including the COVID-causing coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. With the help of computer simulations of bathroom environments, as detailed in the paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids today, the researchers observed a “ma

Still need a Father's Day gift? These bestselling DNA test kits are on sale.

20Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of June 16, you can save anywhere from $40 to $100 on DNA test kits from 23andMe and AncestryDNA . Only three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and that DNA test kits make exciting presents for almost any occasion . Speaking of: If Father's Day has crept up on you, 23andMe and AncestryDNA have your back — both popular DNA testing services are running special deals now through Su

Etihad Pulls A380 First Class For All Of 2020 — What’s Going On?

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
If you were booked to fly Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment or The Residence anytime in 2020, that’s no longer happening… at least as of now. Etihad blocks A380 first class inventory This week Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has pulled all A380 first class inventory. This includes availability in the First Class Apartment, as well as availability in The Residence. Up until a couple of days ago t

Photoshop Subject Select with human hair finally, truly works

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
SlashGear / 3h
Today Adobe updated a whole bunch of products, with a bunch of new features – but there’s one that stands out in a BIG way. The Adobe Photoshop Subject Select function has been in play for a while now – but only now, here, with this latest update, can is really, truly select the hair of a human subject. It’s … Continue reading

Lime closes acquisition of Jump assets in Europe as Jump bikes and scooters disappear

90TechCrunch / 3h
If you’ve tried to rent a Jump bike or scooter in London, Paris, Brussels or Rome over the past few days, you may have noticed that they’ve suddenly vanished, as Fluctuo reported on its Twitter account . The reason is that Lime has closed the acquisition of Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump in Europe today, a few weeks after the transaction closed in the U.S. Jump bikes and scooters are now si

New sessions announced at TC Early Stage from Dell, Perkins Coie and SVB

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Early-stage founders have about a zillion questions and face a battalion of challenges to get their businesses up and running. That’s why we created TechCrunch Early Stage , a two-day, virtual and highly interactive conference that takes place July 21-22. At TC Early Stage , early founders — from pre-seed through Series A — can choose from more than 50 breakout sessions on topics spanning the sta

COVID-19 death rate cut by cheap steroid, according to unpublished data

100+Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / A close-up of a box of Dexamethasone tablets in a pharmacy on June 16, 2020 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (credit: Getty | Matthew Horwood ) Researchers at the University of Oxford announced Tuesday that a cheap, readily available steroid drug lowered the risk of death in COVID-19 patients who were enrolled in a randomized clinical trial and required either ventilation or oxygen during th

6 new TV shows on Netflix, HBO, Hulu and more streamers this week

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This time of year was once known as a dead zone for TV, but thanks to Netflix, other streamers and a general uptick in quality TV over the past decade, that's no longer the case. This week, for example, Netflix releases a second season of one of 2019's much-hyped debuts, while HBO looks set to steal the show with another expensive-looking and star-filled period drama. Below, we've rounded up a fe

A cheap steroid might be the first covid-19 drug to save lives

1KMIT Technology Review / 4h
The news: A cheap steroid called dexamethasone significantly cuts the chances that seriously ill covid-19 patients will die, according to the world’s biggest trial of existing treatments . Specifically, it reduced the risk of death for patients on ventilators by a third. For those receiving oxygen, it cut the risk of death by a fifth. The drug is one of six preexisting treatments currently being

How much money do loyalty programs make airlines?

The Points Guy / 4h
Travelers go to great lengths in the name of loyalty. Some will even book itineraries with longer travel times, or they will depart from a less convenient airport — all in order to stick with their preferred airline and frequent flyer program. Loyalty is big business for carriers. How big? American Airlines recorded $5.6 billion in loyalty and related revenues in 2019, with that total including s

YouTube’s FameBit rebrands as YouTube BrandConnect, shuts down its self-service program

68TechCrunch / 4h
FameBit, YouTube’s influencer marketing platform acquired by Google in 2016, is today undergoing a rebranding. The new platform will now be called YouTube BrandConnect, and will remain open to eligible creators in the U.S. with over 25,000 subscribers. The update follows FameBit’s recent announcement regarding the closure of its self-service website which allowed creators to independently find br

Aerones abandons industrial drones to focus on ground-based robotics as it raises $1.6M

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Way back in 2018, Aerones detailed its plans to use large, industrial drones to clean wind turbines. The company had already raised $3.6 million to date and moved from Latvia to the San Francisco Bay Area. But things change fast in the world of startups — and sometimes that requires a rethink. Aerones will remain in the wind turbine-cleaning business, but its methods are changing pretty dramatica

How to Tell If That New COVID-19 Story Is Worth Getting Excited About

57Lifehacker / 4h
Maybe someday there will be a vaccine or a miracle cure for COVID-19. But if that occurs, it will not be immediately obvious from a news story that’s trumpeted across your TV or your social media feed. Big, important-looking studies come along all the time, and most turn out to be disappointing once you learn the… Read more...

Give Your Passwords a Safe Home With 50% off 2 Years of NordPass, Plus 1 Month Free

24Gizmodo / 4h
50% Off Two Years of NordPass + 1 Month Free | $60 | NordPass | Use Code KINJAPASS Read more...

The ‘Queer Eye’ cast talks about this season’s new location — Philadelphia

Mashable / 4h
Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness of "Queer Eye" talk about the new season and the challenges they faced filming in Philadelphia. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Philadelphia , Tv Show , and Queer Eye

Please Remove the Membrane Before Cooking Ribs

100+Lifehacker / 4h
As far as meaty cooking projects go, ribs are a fairly easy one. Whether you’re smoking, grilling, baking or sous vide-ing , preparing an impressive rack is something most home cooks can master without too much distress. But there is one thing a lot of newbie rib cookers forget to do, and it can greatly mar an… Read more...

This is the first 5G laptop you can actually buy

Verizon Lenovo 5G Qualcomm
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Lenovo has announced that the Flex 5G will arrive on June 18th as the world’s first 5G laptop. First shown off at CES 2020, the Lenovo Flex 5G is also one of the first laptops available with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chipset, which Lenovo claims will equip the device with an impressive 24 hours of battery life from a single charge. This processor comes paired with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, which m

Delta suspends reservations assistance via Facebook and Twitter

40The Points Guy / 4h
Having trouble getting in touch with an airline agent over the phone? In many cases, there’s a fantastic alternative; a number of major U.S. carriers have been great about providing customer service via social media , including handling reservations changes, processing refunds and more via Facebook and Twitter. That’s no longer the case with Delta Air Lines , though, despite it coming at a time d

The Lenovo summer sale offers up to $480 in savings on gaming laptop deals

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
The Lenovo summer sale has just gone live, and we've spotted some fantastic cheap gaming laptop deals that are worth checking out if you've been looking to get your game on without breaking the bank. This $200 saving on a Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6-inch gaming laptop for just $779.99 is a particular treat for those on a budget. Somehow, Lenovo has managed to cram an Intel Core i7-9750H processor in

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic

38Gizmodo / 4h
The Five Mile Swamp Fire had been burning for nearly three days in the muddy swamps of Florida’s Santa Rosa County when firefighter Mike Facente arrived. Thick smoke hung over the area, acrid and pungent in the springtime air. High winds and low humidity aided the fire in growing to 2,000 acres by the time Facente… Read more...

Daily Crunch: European regulators examine Apple App Store

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Apple’s App Store faces antitrust scrutiny, a private space company plans to install a satellite for lunar communication and Boston Dynamics expands availability of its iconic Spot robot. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 16, 2020. 1. Apple Pay and iOS App Store under formal antitrust probe in Europe The European Commission confirmed that it’s formally looking into whether Apple’s rules for app d

Apple’s AirPods Pro are down to a new low price on Amazon today

37Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new deal on the AirPods Pro, which are currently down to $220 on Amazon . That's $29 off Apple's MSRP and about $15 off the device's usual going rate on Amazon. The discount is the largest we've seen for Apple's noise-cancelling true wireless earphones at the retailer, beating the previous low by about $10 and matching the best p

As SaaS stocks retrace highs, a glance at today’s cloud fundamentals

100+TechCrunch / 4h
The domestic stock market is advancing today on the back of some better-than-anticipated economic recovery data in the United States. While retail spending is still lower compared to the year-ago period, gains in May from April were better than anticipated. The American stock market, ready to trade higher on any scrap of good news — even news predicated on economic weakness and the need for conti

Dropbox introduces slew of new features for business and home users

Dropbox Vault Files
76TechCrunch / 4h
Dropbox has always been about file storage, sharing and collaboration, but it wants to stretch beyond those roots and provide customers, especially those using the Dropbox Plus paid tier with a set of additional capabilities that typically would have involved using third-party products. This includes password management, an online vault and full computer backup. While it was at it, the company al

Join us June 17 for a live discussion on COVID-19 contact tracing and safe reopening strategies

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that we go about tracking the spread of a contagious illness within and between communities is changing very quickly. This presents an opportunity for learning more about the opportunities and challenges presented in extending contact tracing and exposure notification via digital means, especi

Everything We Know About The Xbox Series X

300+Lifehacker / 4h
We’re still months away from the “holiday 2020” season, which means we’re months away from the Xbox Series X existing in the wild. There’s a new Halo on the horizon, and we’ve all heard plenty about those teraflops, but beyond that, information has come out slower than self-serve frozen yogurt. With the runup to… Read more...

Hyatt Makes It Easier To Earn Status With Credit Card Promo

93One Mile at a Time / 4h
A couple of months ago Chase and Hyatt launched a promo that makes it easier to earn World of Hyatt elite status with their co-branded credit card, the World Of Hyatt Credit Card ( review ). I wanted to post a reminder of this, since the promotion is only valid for a couple more weeks. Some people may want to either spend money on the card or apply for the card because of this. World of Hyatt is

Nintendo issues cease-and-desist for Switch modchip installation service

Nintendo Switch JRC
24Ars Technica / 4h
A prototype SX Pro device soldered to a Nintendo Switch motherboard. [credit: Team Xeceuter ] Last month, Nintendo went to court in an effort to stop retailers from selling an upcoming line of internal Switch mod chips, which the company says enable and encourage piracy. Now, Nintendo is expanding its efforts by sending a cease-and-desist letter to one company that merely offers to install mod ch

The Beats Solo Pro noise cancelling headphones hit lowest price ever

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Just in time for Father's Day, Best Buy has the top-rated Beats Solo Pro headphones on sale for $229.99 . That's a $70 discount and the lowest price we've found for the noise cancelling earphones. The Beats Solo Pro feature noise cancelling technology, which actively blocks external noise, and the transparency mode allows you to naturally filter in environmental noise to help you stay aware of yo

NY Attorney General Calls on Apple, Google to Crack Down on Shady Contact-Tracing Apps

New York Apple Google
Gizmodo / 4h
As more states and cities explore reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google have struggled to keep up with the flood of third-party contact-tracing apps in their respective app stores. Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging both companies to impose stricter protections for consumers. Read more...

Jupiter wants to put grocery delivery on autopilot

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Amid shelter-in-place, grocery delivery has had a huge spike in popularity, leading investors to take a look at services that approach the market differently than incumbents like Instacart. Jupiter is a grocery delivery and meal planning startup that’s approaching the market with an eye towards convenience and automation. The startup is announcing that they’ve raised $2.8 million in a seed round

Exclusive: Carnival Corp. CEO shares thoughts on the future of cruising

400+The Points Guy / 5h
How much longer will Carnival Cruise Line fans have to wait to get back on a ship? The head of the giant line’s parent company says it’s still unclear. “I wish I could give you a date (for a resumption of cruising), but we can’t, because it’s a regulatory matter,” Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald told The Points Guy on Monday during an exclusive, hourlong interview that was streamed live on

Researchers Have Created a Tool That Can Perfectly Depixelate Faces

57Gizmodo / 5h
There are now more reasons than ever to hide faces and protect the privacy of people and bystanders in photos and videos being shared to social media. But some approaches are more effective than others, as researchers from Duke University have demonstrated with a new tool that can perfectly reveal faces that have been… Read more...

A Green Glow Has Been Detected in the Martian Atmosphere

Mars Earth Martian
300+Gizmodo / 5h
The Red Planet has a touch of green, according to atmospheric observations performed by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. It’s the first time this effect has been documented on a planet other than Earth. Read more...

Google Cloud launches Filestore High Scale, a new storage tier for high-performance computing workloads

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Google Cloud today announced the launch of Filestore High Scale, a new storage option — and tier of Google’s existing Filestore service — for workloads that can benefit from access to a distributed high-performance storage option. With Filestore High Scale, which is based on technology Google acquired when it bought Elastifile in 2019 , users can deploy shared file systems with hundreds of thousa

Google brings Meet to Gmail on mobile

Google Meet Gmail Android
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Google today announced a deeper integration between Gmail on mobile and its Meet video conferencing service . Now, if you use Gmail on Android or iOS and somebody sends you a link to a Meet event, you can join the meeting right from your inbox. That obviously isn’t radically different from how things work today, where Gmail will take you right into the Meet app, but the major difference here is t

Microsoft Broke One of Its Most Useful Windows 10 Features With Its Latest Update

400+Lifehacker / 5h
Correction: 6/16/20 11:38 a.m. ET: Thanks to a few astute Windows 10 version 2004 users, we’ve been able to verify that the Fresh Start feature is not actually gone, but rather moved to a totally different location within the Settings. It also looks like Microsoft updated its support page yesterday to reflect this… Read more...

How United’s $5 Billion Mortgage On MileagePlus Could Hurt Members

20View from the Wing / 5h
The program's $5 billion in new debt could create strong incentive for current cash flow versus long-term stewardship and profitability. Of course that is not new in the airline industry, at this time, or at United under Scott Kirby's leadership in particular. Continue reading ...

Google Meet gets its own tab in your phone's Gmail

Google Meet Gmail Android
57Mashable / 5h
In April , Google integrated its video call service Meet into Gmail on the web, making it possible to start or join a Meet call from Gmail with a single click. Now, Google is also integrating Meet with Gmail on smartphones. On Tuesday, Google announced it's adding a new "Meet" tab in its Gmail smartphone app. In the tab, you'll see upcoming meetings that you have scheduled in Google Calendar, wit

Amazon Distance Assistant is an AI secret weapon against COVID-19

SlashGear / 5h
With the COVID-19 pandemic came a new need to stay socially distant from other people. Self-isolating certainly helps in that regard, but Amazon kept its doors open during the pandemic, meaning its employees couldn’t isolate themselves from the rest of the world. Instead, Amazon developed an AI that allowed employees to see if they were practicing social distancing at-a-glance. The … Continue rea

FDA Approves First-Ever Prescription Video Game

500+Futurism / 5h
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized doctors to prescribe a video game as a form of medical treatment. An iOS game called EndeavorRX seems to help kids between eight and 12 years old who have ADHD, The Verge reports . And while the actual evidence to support those claims is somewhat shaky, the concept of a prescription video game is still a fascinating world-

Would you pay to Zoom Keanu Reeves or Star Trek's Riker?

300+BBC News - Technology / 5h
Fifteen minutes on Zoom with Keanu Reeves has received bids of nearly $10,000 in a charity auction.

The 5 best new Photoshop and Lightroom features in Adobe's new update

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
If you're a fan of creative Adobe apps like Photoshop and Lightroom , new software updates have delivered some fairly significant features that could make your editing life a lot easier. While some of these improvements are tweaks that are mainly designed to help smooth your workflow, others are more significant, and point to an AI-driven future that echoes the computational photography advances

She Built a Shady Guru’s YouTube Army. Now She’s His Fiercest Critic—But Who Will Believe Her?

Gizmodo / 5h
It was May 2015, and the Hotel Surya in Varanasi, India, was hosting “Inner Awakening,” the flagship spiritual training program of Paramahamsa Nithyananda. To his followers, he is a god incarnate, “His Divine Holiness Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam,” the living avatar of Shiva, or, as one devotee put it, “the… Read more...

Canva design platform partners with FedEx Office as it pushes further into the U.S.

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Canva , the design platform for non-designers, has recently inked a partnership with FedEx Office to help businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic with a design-to-print integration. Canva declined to disclose the financial terms of the partnership. With the new partnership, Canva and FedEx customers alike will be able to use Canva’s extensive libraries of templates, images and illustratio

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot dog is now a $75k business expense

Boston Dynamics Spot
25SlashGear / 5h
Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot, has been put up for sale to businesses, offering a four-legged – and somewhat creepy – way to integrate a robot into the workforce. The news expands on Boston Dynamics’ early-adopter program launched last September, and marked Spot’s move from development platform into regular production. Around 150 of the robots were deployed as part of … Continue reading

Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation

1KNYT > Technology / 5h
Italy and Germany activated apps this week as tools to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections, fueling a debate about privacy rights.

This Echo Dot Has a Built-In Clock, Now $25 off

24Lifehacker / 5h
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This reusable bottle cleans itself and is on sale

36Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Purify your water at the touch of a button with a LARQ self cleaning water bottle for $76, a 20% savings as of June 16. Clean water is not always readily available, but it's nearly always a necessity. So how can we fix that imbalance? How about carrying around your own purifying system? LARQ water bottles promise the ability to drink clean water no matter where you are. So fill it up at th

Qantas to retire final 2 Boeing 747s this month

56The Points Guy / 5h
Qantas plans to retire the last of its two Boeing 747s this month. As first reported by Executive Traveller , the Australian carrier will send its last two Queen of the Skies to their desert retirement without much fanfare. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more aviation news. The carrier only has two 747s still in service — both of which were in storage at Sydney Airport (SYD) since

Social networking app for women, Peanut, is rolling out video chat

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Mobile social networking app for women, Peanut , is expanding into video chat to help better support its users amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company, which began its life with a focus on motherhood, has evolved over the years to reach women looking to discuss a range of topics — including pregnancy, marriage, parenthood, and even menopause. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Peanut reported a 3

Philips Hue Goes Extra Bright with its New 1600 Lumen Smart Light

48Gizmodo / 5h
After releasing a line of new outdoor lights earlier this year , Philips Hue has returned with some new lights better suited for indoor use including an updated Lightstrip Plus and Hue Bloom lamp, along with a new 1600 lumen bulb which is now the brightest smart light out of Hue’s entire portfolio. Read more...

This Echo Dot Has a Built-In Clock, Now $25 off

24Gizmodo / 5h
Echo Dot w/ Clock | $35 | Amazon Read more...

'Read' 12-Minute Versions of Non-Fiction Books With This App

75Lifehacker / 5h
Have you ever walked through a library or bookstore and felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of books out there that you know you will never have time to read? Us too. While there’s always the chance that works of fiction will be turned into an easily digestible movie or TV series (which is not to say the adaptation… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 battery revealed: Stacking up specs

24SlashGear / 5h
A regulatory filing for the battery for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 was revealed this morning, making way for final confirmations of rumored specifications. We can now compares the vast majority of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 1 to the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. The first was released in the year 2019 in relatively limited numbers. In 2020, we’ll … Continue reading

Los Angeles-based Open Raven raises $15 million from KPCB for its security tech to secure hybrid clouds

81TechCrunch / 5h
Open Raven , the Los Angeles-based security startup founded by a team of cybersecurity veterans from CrowdStrike and SourceClear, has closed on $15 million in new financing only four months after emerging from stealth and in the middle of a pandemic. The company already boasted an impressive roster of investors well-versed in enterprise software and cybersecurity including Upfront Ventures; Goldm

How to Enable Attendee Registration for Zoom Meetings

32How-To Geek / 5h
Zoom gives users the option to require attendees to register for Zoom meetings. You can ask for things like name and email, and set custom questions. This also increases your meeting’s security. Here’s how to enable attendee registration for Zoom Meetings. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dropbox Beta Adds a Password Manager and (Finally!) External Folder Syncing

How-To Geek / 5h
Do you use the same mildly random password for each site and service? Well stop it, you’re making the internet security fairy cry. There are plenty of ways to use safe, secure passwords while saving and organizing them, and now there’s one more: Dropbox. The popular cloud storage and syncing system announced its password manager update today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Teams Will Implement 49-Person Video Calls This Fall

21How-To Geek / 5h
Microsoft Teams announced that it will begin testing 49-person video calls this month, and that a general roll-out for the feature will come in the fall. According to Microsoft, 49-person video calls should help virtual classrooms stay cohesive, as every student can raise their hand or speak to the class. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

BP Worries a Green Coronavirus Recovery Could Kill Its Business

300+Gizmodo / 5h
Oil giants are coming to terms with their impending doom. That’s especially true these days for BP, the London-based multinational fossil fuel corporation most notorious for causing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The company announced Monday it’s writing down up to $17.5 billion on its assets in the second… Read more...

Shady TikTok clone Zynn finally removed from the App Store

88TechCrunch / 5h
Zynn, the TikTok clone that shot to the top of the app store charts in late May, was pulled from Apple’s App Store on Monday. The controversial app had already been removed from the Google Play store, following a series of complaints from influencers who claimed Zynn had uploaded content they had published elsewhere without their permission. Others also said they found profiles of themselves on Z

New Box tools should help ease creation of digitally driven workflows

88TechCrunch / 5h
As COVID-19 has forced companies to move employees from office to home , cloud services have seen a burst in business . Box has been speeding up its product roadmap to help companies who are in the midst of this transition. Today, the company announced the Box Relay template library, which includes a series of workflow templates to help customers build digital workflows faster. Box CEO Aaron Levi

Boomshakalaka: How the original NBA Jam caught fire through chaos

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Directed by Justin Wolfson, edited by Aulistar Mark and Jeremy Smolik. Click here for transcript . How did NBA Jam overcome a rocky launch and become one of the arcade era's all-time biggest hits? How did its developers move past a serious "digitization" screw-up? And where's the legendary original version featuring Michael Jordan and Ken Griffey, Jr? On the eve of NBA Jam 's latest home release—

SpaceX Is Now Taking Requests for Starlink Beta Testers

2KFuturism / 5h
With over 500 Starlink broadband-beaming satellites already in orbit, SpaceX is looking to move ahead with rolling out its internet service. The Elon Musk-led company is now seeking beta users to test it out, ZDNet reports . The service’s website now invites users to apply to become early adopters of the service. “Get updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area,” it reads. Once

GlassesUSA's new specs are made from recycled water bottles (and on sale)

61Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: As of June 16, GlassesUSA is running a few deals including 30% off Ray-Ban lenses , 25% off contacts , and 60% off frames with basic RX lenses The 60% off deal extends to the SeaClean collection , a newly-launched line of frames made completely out of recycled water bottles. If nothing else, the three(ish)-month period of closed businesses and emergency-only appointments gave all of us a h

Should You Wash Your Underwear in a Salad Spinner?

100+Lifehacker / 6h
If you don’t have in-unit laundry, you may find it difficult to find a clean pair of underwear between laundromat visits. Read more...

How Does Banning Inflight Alcohol Protect Us From The Coronavirus?

31View from the Wing / 6h
Airlines around the world “are suspending all or part of their alcoholic drinks service in response to Covid-19.” But how on earth is this a response to COVID-19? Where airlines continue to offer drinks what’s the difference between offering tomato juice and offering that tomato juice with vodka? Does the virus spread less effectively through alcohol on longer flights where alcohol may still be o

The Russian Disinfo Operation You Never Heard About

Russian SI Graphika
500+Wired / 6h
The campaign known as Secondary Infektion appears to be a distinct effort from the meddling of the IRA and GRU—and it went undetected for years.

Universities Step Up the Fight for Open-Access Research

300+Wired / 6h
Today’s deal between the University of California and publisher Springer Nature is a big milestone on the path to dismantling paywalls around academic journals.

In This Star Wars: Shadow Fall Excerpt, Wyl Lark Recalls a Costly Victory

200+Gizmodo / 6h
The daring adventures of our loveably traumatized pilot heroes in Alphabet Squadron are continuing this month with the release of Shadow Fall , the second in Alexander Freed’s planned trilogy of tales giving us starfighter action in the early days of the New Republic. But our latest look inside the novel offers a… Read more...

Intel RealSense D455 doubles depth camera accuracy

Intel RealSense D455
SlashGear / 6h
Intel has announced a new RealSense model, the latest in its depth-tracking cameras with the promise of extra range and precision. The Intel RealSense Depth Camera D455 looks at first glance like a Microsoft Kinect, and indeed one of its talents is movement tracking. However rather than gaming, Intel expects it to be used in robotics, healthcare, and other environments. … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is the cheapest 5G phone to come to the US

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The US has a new cheap 5G phone option: the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G, boasting mid-range specs and triple rear cameras, which will be available on June 19 for $599. We first saw the standard Galaxy A71 at CES 2020 , and appreciated its value: the 6.7-inch AMOLED display is large for a more affordable phone, though its Full HD+ resolution isn’t quite as sharp as the QHD screens on the top-tier Samsun

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1: Classic name gets modern 480hp V8

2021 Ford Mustang 1
SlashGear / 6h
Ford has officially revealed its latest pony car, with the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 promising to be the most track-ready V8 with its various performance and handling improvements. Based on the Mustang GT fastback coupe, the new Mach 1 marks a return to dealerships of a nameplate last seen 17 years ago. Even then, it was a storied badge. Ford … Continue reading

Anthos Capital and NBA All-Star Baron Davis back LA-based college tuition savings service, UNest

100+TechCrunch / 6h
UNest , a Los Angeles provider of financial planning and savings tools for parents including college savings plans and other beneficial investment vehicles for various life events, has raised $9 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Its round will be used to speed up its growth through strategic hires and partnerships, according to UNest. Ksenia Yudina initially founded the company

Emirates’ Nerve-Racking Approach To Layoffs

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Airlines around the world are currently laying off employees, and that’s heartbreaking. So many airline employees will tell you that working for an airline is a lifestyle rather than a job. As a result, for some people, getting laid off in the airline industry isn’t just like losing a job, but it’s like losing your lifestyle as well. While all layoffs at airlines are terrible, I can’t help but fe

Meet Sam Battle, the musician with some of the craziest inventions – Mashable Originals

40Mashable / 6h
Sam Battle is more popularly known as " Look Mum No Computer " and is the brains behind the Gameboy Triple Oscillator, Furby Organ, Synth Bikes, and so many more. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Inventions , Flamethrower , Synthesizer , and Look Mum No Computer

LEGO just revealed every Super Mario set

Lego Nintendo Mario
SlashGear / 6h
Throughout the year, LEGO and Nintendo have been revealing the LEGO Super Mario series. The reveals began with the Starter Course, then we saw the announcement of two Expansion Sets and finally four Power-Up Packs. Today the two companies have pulled the veil back entirely, announcing the full LEGO Super Mario lineup. The whole line is extensive, to say the … Continue reading

There's an extremely warm blotch on Earth right now

200+Mashable / 6h
Read more... More about Global Warming , Extreme Weather , Climate Change , Science , and Climate Environment

How Chrome's Short URLs Can Increase Your Security

71Lifehacker / 6h
Google might soon truncate the full address of websites you visit. By only showing the domain name of a website in the address bar rather than the full URL, Google’s move could actually help people increase their security when browsing the web. And you can try this feature out right now. Read more...

Common Steroid Drug Shows Lifesaving Results In Large Coronavirus Trial

400+Gizmodo / 6h
A widely used and cheap steroid treatment appears to be the first to show a definitive lifesaving benefit for people with severe covid-19. In a large clinical trial funded by the UK government and others, the drug dexamethasone was found to reduce the odds of death in patients who needed a ventilator to breathe by a… Read more...

Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation

1KNYT > Technology / 6h
Italy and Germany activated apps this week as tools to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections, fueling a debate about privacy rights.

EU states agree a tech spec for national coronavirus apps to work across borders

100+TechCrunch / 6h
European Union countries and the Commission have agreed on a technical framework to enable regional coronavirus contacts tracing apps to work across national borders. A number of European countries have launched contacts tracing apps at this point, with the aim of leveraging smartphone technologies in the fight against COVID-19, but none of these apps can yet work across national borders. Last mo

How COVID-19 transformed the way Americans spend online

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Ethan Smith Contributor Ethan Smith is founder and CEO of Graphite , an SEO and growth marketing agency based in San Francisco. Ethan has served as a strategic advisor to Ticketmaster, MasterClass, Thumbtack and Honey. COVID-19 has transformed the way Americans use their phones and the way they spend their time and money online. These shifts present both a number of challenges and a raft of oppor

Lenovo now sells a 5G laptop through Verizon

Verizon Lenovo 5G Qualcomm
47Mashable / 6h
5G isn't just for phones. Starting this week, you can buy a real, actual laptop that connects to the ultra fast wireless network. Verizon announced the Lenovo Flex 5G would go on sale on June 18 exclusively from the mobile carrier. It's a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet hybrid that, as its name suggests, is capable of connecting to Verizon's 5G (and LTE) networks for those who really, really need to do

Pornhub launches Premium Lovers, a premium membership for couples

100+Mashable / 6h
At a time where we're either constantly on top of our partners (and not in a euphemistic way) or haven't seen them in months, Pornhub has launched Premium Lovers , a membership for couples. In addition to the standard Pornhub Premium features, the couples membership offers a "lover's playlist," where you can share your favorite videos with your partner. Premium Lovers can also opt in to receive s

How to Save a Web Page as a PDF in Google Chrome

24How-To Geek / 6h
Sometimes, you’d like to grab a “hard copy” of a website in Google Chrome, but you don’t necessarily want to print it out on paper. In that case, it’s easy to save a website to a PDF file on Windows 10, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SAP wants to make supply chains greener than ever

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SAP has revealed a new way for climate-conscious companies to keep track of their emissions across the entire supply chain . The German giant announced the launch of a new service that can do just that, monitoring carbon emission amounts from start to finish. It says that the SAP Product Carbon Footprint Analytics tool can monitor individual plants, cost centres or even individual products to spo

Apple’s App Store Draws Antitrust Scrutiny in European Union

EU Apple App Store
300+NYT > Technology / 6h
After complaints from rivals including Spotify, European authorities will investigate Apple’s App Store.

Square acquires European peer-to-peer payment app Verse

200+TechCrunch / 6h
Square acquired Verse , a Spanish peer-to-peer payment app that works across Europe. Terms of the deals are undisclosed. According to Crunchbase , Verse had raised $37.6 million from Spark Capital, eVentures and Greycroft Partners and others. Square has attracted a ton of user with Cash App , its peer-to-peer payment app that lets you easily send and receive money from your phone. But Cash App ha

'Star Wars: Squadrons' is now available for pre-order — here's where you can get your copy

Star Wars SWS Squadrons
28Mashable / 6h
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Ingenious spray paint transforms physicals surfaces into interactive displays

40Mashable / 6h
Developed by researchers at MIT CSAIL, SprayableTech transforms physical surfaces – like a wall or a couch – into smart, interactive displays that respond to touch and motion. Read more... More about Touchscreen , Mit , Interactive , Conductive Paint , and Spray Paint

EU is investigating Apple Pay and App Store for breaking competition rules

EU Apple App Store
36Mashable / 6h
The European Commission has launched two formal investigations into Apple's business practices over a possible breach of Europe's competition rules. One probe will investigate Apple's App Store, while the other will look into the company's Apple Pay payment system. The first investigation is a follow-up to earlier complaints by Spotify , and an (unnamed) e-book/audiobook distributor, who claimed

Learn to Code With This PC Role-Playing Game

500+Gizmodo / 6h
I’ve tried to learn programming languages on my own using a bunch of different apps and online classes, but TwilioQuest might be the most fun I’ve had while trying to learn code. It started out as a game-like tutorial for developers to learn Twilio’s communication APIs , but expanded beyond its premise to become a… Read more...

New COVID-19 drug study reveals affordable coronavirus treatment

SlashGear / 6h
A potential COVID-19 treatment is delivering promising results in clinical trials, with dexamethasone helping cut deaths in cases of severe respiratory complications. The potential of the drug, a low-cost steroid usually used to treat inflammation, was described as “a ground-breaking development” in treating coronavirus by the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor. The dexamethasone tests were

Tesla cuts Model S price by $5,000, bumps range to 402 miles

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / A screen grab of Tesla's website taken on June 16, 2020. (credit: Tesla) On Monday, Tesla announced that its Model S electric sedan can now go 402 miles (647km) between charges. Until now, the longest-legged Model S—with the straightforward moniker Long Range Plus—had to be satisfied with a mere 373 miles (600km) according to the Environmental Protection Agency . Tesla is widely acknowl

books0977: Meditation. Léon-Jean-Basile Perrault (French,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
books0977 : Meditation. Léon-Jean-Basile Perrault (French, 1832-1908). Oil on canvas. Perrault presents a sitter lost in contemplation, either enrapt by her novel or meditating on her Livre d’heures (Book of Hours). These small volumes included thirty-seven prayers to the Virgin Mary, hence their being seen as feminine and are most often held by a female sitter in portraiture to symbolize virtue

Cheap Drug Appears to Cut COVID Deaths By 30 Percent

2KFuturism / 6h
A drug used to reduce inflammation for a variety of conditions cuts the risk of death for COVID-19 patients on ventilators by a third, the BBC reports — an astonishing margin that could change the course of the world’s battle against the pandemic. “This is the only drug so far that has been shown to reduce mortality — and it reduces it significantly,” Martin Landray, professor of medicine and epi

Become a Leader With This $25 Project Management Certification Bundle

Futurism / 6h
“Project manager” is where the buck both starts and stops in organizations across the world, and it’s a uniquely flexible title that gives you the tools to transition between industries and take a leadership role. The Project Management Certifications Tests + Courses Bundle will help you nab three of the most important certifications in the field for just $25. What Is A Project Manager? Project m

EC opens antitrust probe into Apple Pay, Apple’s App Store

Apple App Store 2019
100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / 08 January 2019, Hessen, Rüsselsheim: ILLUSTRATION - The App Store (M) logo can be seen on the screen of an iPhone. Photo: Silas Stein/dpa (Photo by Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images) The European Commission has opened two formal antitrust investigations into Apple’s App Store and its Apple Pay payment system. The investigation into the App Store comes after a complaint from

You Can Finally Buy Boston Dynamics' Spot, But You Can't Use It For Evil

Boston Dynamics Spot
1KGizmodo / 6h
Last September, after debuting several years prior , Boston Dynamics’ impressively agile robotic dog Spot was made available to a select number of companies as an experiment to see how the robot would perform outside of the company’s R&D labs. A year later, Spot is now officially available for sale, although not… Read more...

One Country Wants To Start A New National Airline in The Middle Of A Pandemic, What Could Go Wrong?

View from the Wing / 7h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

3 ways to maximize buying books for every type of reader

The Points Guy / 7h
Streaming services. Groceries. Restaurant delivery and take-out. If you’re finding yourself purchasing these everyday items and services more than ever, it’s not exactly a surprise. Social distancing guidelines across the U.S. following the COVID-19 outbreak have led to more time around the house. That means you’re likely enjoying more at-home entertainment than ever. If books or ebooks are one o

You Can Now Buy Spot the Robot Dog—If You’ve Got $74,500

Boston Dynamics Spot
500+Wired / 7h
Boston Dynamics is finally making its mechanical canine available for businesses and developers. But know that this puppy ain't for everyone.

AirPods Pro are the cheapest they've ever been. Hurry up and snag a pair.

Apple Free AirPods Mac
38Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: As of June 16, AirPods Pro are on sale for $219.98, their lowest price ever. When AirPods Pro were announced, we were excited about their active noise cancellation, the new fit, and improved sound quality. The newer buds clock in at about $100 more than the standard AirPods, so it might not have been worth upgrading if you already loved your originals. But, as of June 16, AirPods Pro are d

Los Angeles-based childcare and co-working startup Bümo adds more virtual classes for kids at home

100TechCrunch / 7h
When Bümo co-founders Joan Nguyen and Chriselle Lim began planning for the rollout of their business, a combination daycare and co-working space for professional women on the go, they never expected to be offering daycare services virtually. But in the face of a global pandemic, every company has had to improvise and in the few months since its launch in 2019, that’s just what Bümo did. Both Nguy

DeepSource announce $2.6M seed round to automate static code analysis

89TechCrunch / 7h
DeepSource , a member of the Winter 2020 Y Combinator cohort, announced a $2.6 million seed investment today. The company is building a solution to help developers automate static code analysis to find certain errors before going through human code review. 645 Ventures led the round with help from Y Combinator, FundersClub, Pioneer Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures and a slew of individual investors. The c

Now any US business can buy Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot for $74,500

Boston Dynamics Spot
100+TechCrunch / 7h
It took Boston Dynamics a quarter of a century to release its first commercial product, so one can forgive the company for taking a few extra months to make that product more widely available. Nine months after making Spot available in limited quantities under its Early Adopter Program, the yellow and black quadruped is now available to any business that wants one. According to the company, some

'Bury' Your Kid's Plastic Toys in Ice

100+Lifehacker / 7h
It’s getting hot outside, the damn virus rates are going down in some areas but up in others, the kids are bored, pools and bikes are sold out, and life is feeling like it will never be normal again. It’s time to bury your kid’s toys in ice. Read more...

The Batman and Wonder Woman 1984 will be part of DC's online FanDome event

51TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
With San Diego Comic Con cancelled this year, DC Entertainment is hosting its own online event in 2020 where we'll learn more about The Batman , Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 , James Gunn's The Suicide Squad and many more. It's called the DC FanDome ( check out more here ), which just about passes as an acceptable pun, and it's a 24-hour virtual experience accessible

First commercial Earth-to-Moon communication relay satellite planned for 2023

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Communications between Earth and the Moon actually requires a huge amount of equipment under current circumstances. The transmission distance for any data sent from our large natural satellite and us here on Earth is 225,000 miles — which means a transmission signal requires significant power, and that translates to heavy, bulky transmission equipment to get the job done. In space, weight and bul

Etihad’s Intriguing “Your Special Guest” Promo

39One Mile at a Time / 7h
I’m not sure what exactly to make of this Etihad Airways promotion, though I figure at a minimum it’s worth passing on. Etihad wants you to nominate someone thoughtful Given that so many people have been in lockdown, Etihad Guest is launching the “Your Special Guest” promo . Etihad Guest is asking members to nominate a friend or family member that has shown “thoughtfulness” to them. As Etihad des

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

Gizmodo / 7h
20% off Satisfyer Pro 2 | $47 | Bellisa Boutique | Promo code INVENTORY Read more...

Bearish VCs, bullish founders and changing investing trends

100+TechCrunch / 7h
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, concern was high , public markets were suffering and it wasn’t hard to find wags on Twitter declaring that the world had changed and startup valuations were now off 40% — if you could put a round together. But last night, we reported that more startups than expected were raising new capital at a higher valuations than prior rounds, an event often ca

Even More Movies Shuffle Their Release Dates for the Coronavirus Pandemic

51Gizmodo / 7h
Petty Jenkins addresses Wonder Woman 1984 's latest delay. Oscar Isaac sets his sights on another sci-fi tale. David Koepp offers an update on the Indiana Jones 5 script. Syfy is launching a new late-night animation block with three zany new series. Plus, what’s to come on the next episode of Snowpiercer . Spoilers away! Read more...

The EPA says the Tesla Model S Long Range can go 402 miles on a charge

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
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The Tesla Model S Long Range now has an EPA-rated range of 402 miles on a charge. This comes after a previous rating capped the Long Range variant at 391 miles — a rating Elon Musk took issue over, claiming the agency left the door open and the key in its tester overnight, draining the battery by 2%. The EPA refuted Musk’s claim. According to Tesla, all Model S Long Range vehicles made in 2020 ar

White Sonos Move arrives along with an extra hour of battery

SlashGear / 7h
Sonos has launched a new finish for its portable speaker, with the Sonos Move Lunar White switching things up later this month. Joining the existing Shadow Black Move that launched last year, the new Move also benefits from a new software update from Sonos, which the company says will add an extra hour of playback time when it’s being used … Continue reading

Scientists Warn That Covid-19 Could Cause Diabetes

500+Gizmodo / 7h
There may be a double whammy when it comes to the covid-19 pandemic and diabetes. Scientists are warning that people with preexisting diabetes have a higher risk of developing serious complications from the viral illness, while the infection may also raise people’s risk of developing a new case of diabetes. But it’s… Read more...

MIT’s new way to remotely monitor vital signs over time could help with early COVID-19 detection in care homes

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MIT researchers have been building out the capabilities of a system they created that can monitor vital signs without requiring any direct contact sensors or wearables – using wireless signals already present in the environment. Now, the team, which is working gout of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is taking their system even further, with the ability to identify a

Zycada emerges from stealth with $19M and a bot that speeds up e-commerce and other interactive services

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Shopping cart abandonment — when a person shopping online moves away from a site or mobile app before completing a sale — remains one of the biggest hurdles to e-commerce, with some 70% of all visits with an intention to buy never resulting in actual transactions. Now, a startup called Zycada is emerging from stealth to help address that, with bot-based technology that speeds up how quickly the i

Extra Crunch Live: Join Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra for a live discussion of email, SaaS and buzzy businesses

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An email app with a waitlist? No, this isn’t 2004 and I’m not talking about Gmail. Superhuman has managed to attract and maintain constant interest for its subscription email product, with a wait list at over 275,000 people long at last count – all while asking users to pay $30 per month to gain access to the service. Founder and CEO Rahul Vohra will join us on Tuesday, June 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT

IonQ raises additional funding for its quantum computing platform

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Quantum computing startup IonQ today announced that it has raised additional funding as part of its previously announced Series B round. This round extends the company’s funding, including its 2019 $55 million Series B round , by about $7 million and brings the total investment into IonQ to $84 million. The new funding includes strategic investments from Lockheed Martin and Robert Bosch Venture C

Dear Sophie: How can I bring my brilliant friends from Guatemala to work at my startup?

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Which visa should a startup pursue to hire someone from Mexic

Pale Blue Dot is a new early-stage fund backing ‘climate-focused’ startups in Europe

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Pale Blue Dot , a new “climate only” venture capital firm located in Malmö, Sweden, is officially de-cloaking today, with a first close of €53 million. Primarily targeting startups in Europe at pre-seed and seed, the VC plans to back companies that are using technology to help solve climate problems. The aim is to invest in up to 40 companies out of this first fund, with investment tickets rangin

FirstMark Capital announces new funds with a fresh $650 million in investment capital

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FirstMark Capital , the NY-based VC firm whose portfolio includes Shopify, Riot Games, Pinterest, Airbnb, InVision and more, has today announced the close of its two newest investment vehicles. FirstMark V is a $380 million early-stage fund focused on seed and Series A investments, while FirstMark Opportunity III is a $270 million vehicle dedicated to follow-on investment in portfolio companies a

Adobe updates its Creative Cloud apps

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
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Adobe today announced a slew of updates to its various Creative Cloud apps, ranging from Photoshop and Lightroom to Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator and its XD design tool. Like with some of its most recent releases, the emphasis of these updates is often on bringing more AI smarts to these applications with the help of the company’s Sensei platform. This includes Adobe’s recently launche

What’s next for space tech? 9 VCs look to the future

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Space is a special category of VC investment in the best of times — and the COVID-19 pandemic is not the best of times. Still, investors focused on and familiar with space see a lot of opportunity in the market, regardless of any prevailing global economic difficulties. One big reason why is that regardless of how tight pursestrings get tied, space still represents a significant — and growing — s

If Star Wars Squadrons can't save VR gaming, nothing can

Star Wars SWS Squadrons
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote about how nothing would make me happier than a VR-compatible Star Wars dog-fighting sim , in the same vein as the classic Rogue Squadron games. Now, with the announcement of Star Wars: Squadrons , that holy grail is becoming a reality – just as my enamourment with virtual reality as a whole fades. Star Wars: Squadrons is a ship-to-ship-combat foc

Lenovo's 14-inch Flex 5G Is the World's First 5G Laptop

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Back at CES 2020, Lenovo promised it was going to make the world’s first 5G laptop. And now, just six months later, it appears Lenovo is ready to deliver on that promise with the new Flex 5G, which goes on sale later this week. Read more...

How to Always Show Full URLs in Google Chrome

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Google Chrome hides the “https://” and “www.” in web addresses until you click twice in the address field. If you’d rather see the full URL, you can by enabling a hidden flag added in Chrome 83. You’ll see “https://www.howtogeek.com” instead of “howtogeek.com”. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lenovo's First Laptop with 5G Runs on Snapdragon (and Verizon)

How-To Geek / 8h
Full Windows systems running on ARM architecture are still pretty rare. But when they do arrive, they tend to come with mobile data built in—after all, they’re basically running on souped-up smartphone hardware. So it is with the Lenovo Flex 5G, the company’s first device with 5G wireless baked in. It’s available from Verizon starting Thursday, June 18th. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Composers Are Ditching Hollywood—to Make Videogame Music

300+Wired / 8h
Films were once the most coveted medium, but talented composers now view games on an equal footing.

Ripple20 Bugs Put Hundreds of Millions of IoT Devices at Risk

300+Wired / 8h
The so-called Ripple20 vulnerabilities affect equipment found in data centers, power grids, and more.

Stream Music From YouTube With These Mac Apps

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Google has made it harder to use YouTube as a music player over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. A number of the extensions and apps that allowed you to stream music from YouTube without watching videos slowly went away into the ether . At the same time, Google started pushing its YouTube Music … Read more...

U.S. government requests for Google user data up 510% since 2010, report says

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ESA Solar Orbiter makes its first close approach to the Sun

SlashGear / 8h
The ESA has announced that the solar Orbiter has made its first close approach to the Sun. The event happened on June 15 with the solar Orbiter approaching as close as 77 million km to the Sun’s surface. That is about half the distance between the Sun and Earth. The point that is closest to the Sun is known as … Continue reading

Lenovo Flex 5G Ultra Wideband laptop arrives at Verizon this week

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During CES 2020, Lenovo took the wraps off its new Flex 5G, a laptop offering the next-generation of mobile connectivity. For buyers in the US, the model is launching in conjunction with Verizon, which will offer the model through its website with a payment plan option. The model will also be arriving in a number of other markets, including the … Continue reading

New AMD Ryzen 3000 XT processors are coming one year after the originals

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AMD has announced that three all-new Ryzen 3000 processors will launch summer along with a new A520 chipset and expanded global offerings of B550 chipset motherboards. The three new Ryzen processors, the Ryzen 9 3900XT, the Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT, are the first AMD processors to carry the new XT branding. So, an AMD Ryzen 4000 APU can apparently run Crysis without a CPU cooler 🤷‍

Don't like the PS5 design? PS5 special editions will offer options 'beyond anything seen before'

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Not a fan of the PS5 design? Well, don't worry, as there will be plenty of PS5 special editions available that will offer an alternative to the futuristic, white PlayStation 5, and with more customizable options than we've seen with past consoles. That's according to PlayStation vice-president of UX design Matt MacLaurin, who took to LinkedIn to answer fans' questions about the next-gen console (

BT Sport launches on Now TV devices, just in time for the Premier League's return

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BT Sport is now available on Now TV devices, giving customers another way to watch Premier League football when it restarts. The BT Sport app is already available on numerous devices, including Samsung smart TVs, PS4 , Xbox One and Apple TV , as well as mobiles and tablets. But customers with a Now TV Smart box will also be able to access BT Sport for the very first time. The devices supported ar

Savvy credit card users share how these 4 limited-time perks should change

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In the past couple of months, we’ve seen a number of positive changes from credit card issuers to retain existing customers in light of the ongoing pandemic. From new category bonuses to reduced annual fees to new credits , it’s easy to lose track of the developments. Thankfully, we created a continuously updated guide to the latest card benefit changes . Want more credit card news and travel adv

2021 Lexus IS will hit dealerships this fall

2021 Lexus Roadshow
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Lexus announced the official debut of the 2021 IS that will arrive at dealerships in late fall. The vehicle will be on sale in approximately 40 countries around the world, including the US, Japan, and other Asian countries. Lexus says the 2021 IS is aiming to cement the bond between driver and vehicle by providing an enhanced “linear driving characteristic” … Continue reading

Apple faces two EU anti-competition probes

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Firm is investigated for limiting app sales to its own store and imposing other rules on developers.

Apple report says the App Store supported $519 billion in sales last year

Apple App Store 2019
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If you’re an iPhone customer you’re probably used to spending the odd dollar here or there for an app or game upgrade, but a new study has revealed that the cumulative total of these odd dollars adds up to the pretty enormous sum of $61 billion. Not only that, but the App Store is also responsible for spurring some $413 billion in sales for physical goods and services, such as food delivery and r

US Airlines Get Permission To Restart China Flights

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Aviation authorities in the US and China have had big disagreements about the extent to which airlines should be allowed to offer service between the two countries. Some real progress has been made now, to the point that we will see US airlines resume flights between the two countries. The aviation battle between the US & China To briefly summarize, there has been quite a spat between the US Depa

Reebelo, a Singapore-based site for refurbished electronics, raises $1.25 million seed round

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Reebelo , a Singapore-based marketplace for refurbished electronics, announced it has raised a seed round of $1.25 million led by June Fund, with participation from Antler. The new funding will be used for hiring, especially marketing and operations positions for customer service as the company scales. Reebelo currently operates in Singapore, but plans to expand across the Asia-Pacific region ove

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones now $70 cheaper thanks to latest Amazon sale

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Looking to bring some music to your ears? Perhaps you need a little peace and quiet in your busy household or commute. Well, the best in class Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headphones are just $278 (was $349) at Amazon right now. This $70 discount brings that initial hefty investment on these premium headphones down to a level that's actually fantastic value for most consumers. Not onl

Disney Plus HotStar to see Bollywood premieres - including Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb

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The nearly three-month long lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have shaken the multi-billion dollar Bollywood industry to its core. Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos have seen global premieres. Now Disney Plus HotStar appears to be following suit. While producers with smaller budgets preferred to use streaming platforms to premiere their movies early on, some of the bigger films are

Emptier, safer roads? Data tells a different story.

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What Is Xbox Smart Delivery, and How Does It Work?

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Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will include a feature named Xbox Smart Delivery. This system lets players to seamlessly use their games across multiple console generations. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Drawing a Blank? Check Out These Art Supply Subscription Boxes

20How-To Geek / 8h
Inspiration might be tough to come by, but good art supplies aren’t! With these creative art supply subscription boxes, you can create all of the things without worrying about burning through all of your art supplies. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

ESA ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter detects green glow around Mars

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The ESA has a spacecraft in orbit around Mars called the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Around the Red Planet, a phenomenon previously only seen around the Earth has been discovered by ExoMars. The green glow is a phenomenon caused by oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. On Earth, glowing oxygen is produced during polar auroras when energetic electrons from interplanetary space … Continue reading

Demandbase acquires Engagio to bring consolidation and ‘clarity’ to B2B marketing

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Two business-to-business marketing companies are teaming up, with Demandbase acquiring Engagio . Both companies focus on account-based marketing (ABM), an approach where marketing and sales coordinate their outreach to specific, high-value accounts. Engagio co-founder and CEO Jon Miller (who previously co-founded Marketo ) told me, “Most people who aren’t super close to the category would have sa

Specialist dating sites expose a wealth of explicit user content

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A group of niche dating websites has compromised the data of hundreds of thousands of users, according to security researchers. Nearly 2.5 million records were exposed in all, including explicit images, audio recordings, chat screenshots and transaction information. The data reportedly relates to users of nine dating sites, each of which caters to specific sexual proclivities: Cougary, Gay Daddy

United’s Threat To Ban Passengers Who Refuse To Wear Masks Is “Toothless”

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United won’t get law enforcement involved or divert a flight. They won’t even threaten the ban to get compliance from the customer. Instead, the flight attendant can report the customer after the flight for an investigation. If they're not even going to mention the possibility of a ban when a customer refuses to wear a mask on board, they're not actually serious about getting passengers to wear m

Tuesday Travel Tip: How to negotiate (and save) on your next Airbnb stay

The Points Guy / 9h
While the coronavirus pandemic continues, many travelers may be itching to go on their first vacation in months . A home-rental platform, like Airbnb, might be the ideal place to find your next stay. That’s because it is easy to find properties that have enough personal space in our era of social distancing. Whether you’re an experienced Airbnb guest or just a novice, did you know that there may

The Best Smart Plugs (2020): Plugs, Power Strips, and More

100+Wired / 9h
An internet-connected plug can give any basic appliance a brain. Here are our favorites, from Wyze to TP-Link Kasa, and a few we don't like.

The Auto Industry Is Wrecked—Let’s Rebuild It With Electric

400+Wired / 9h
It’s the perfect time for a transportation revolution: the Green-Car New Deal.

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication on a Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi is everywhere now, which is why it’s caught the eye of threat actors and cybercriminals. We’ll show you how to secure your Pi with two-factor authentication. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Affordable Standing Desks in 2020

20How-To Geek / 9h
Whether you’re doing work, live streaming, or just browsing the web, it’s important to your health to stand up every now and again while you’re at your desk. With these standing desks, you can keep working while you stand. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Riot's first official ‘Valorant’ esports tournaments begin this week

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It’s been just over two months since Riot Games debuted its tactical first-person shooter, Valorant . In that time, the company has slowly opened access to the game, letting Twitch users to unlock beta keys by visiting their favorite streamers’ channels, before making it available to all PC players on June 2nd. As gamers eagerly wait to show off their skill in the upcoming ranked mode , Riot has

TikTok clone Zynn has been kicked out of Apple's App Store

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Zynn's luck atop the app charts seems to have run out (for now). Just a week after Google removed the Chinese short-form video sharing app from its Play Store following accusations of plagiarism from TikTok content creators, Zynn no longer seems to be available on Apple's App Store. Mashable has reached out to Apple for further information, however a quick look in the App Store confirms the app i

The Morning After: T-Mobile's twelve-hour Monday outage

100+Engadget / 9h
With no E3 this year, video game news is flowing steadily every day, and EA kicked off the week by revealing its 5v5 X-wing vs. TIE fighter shooter Star Wars: Squadrons . While space dogfighting sims of various scale have always been around, this one includes the hook of cross-platform play, which will include players using VR headsets on PC and PlayStation. EA I’ve gotten a little tired of the s

Apple Pay and the App Store are under EU antitrust investigation

Apple App Store 2019
51Engadget / 9h
The European Commission has launched two separate antitrust investigations into Apple, focused on the App Store and Apple Pay . The executive branch of the European Union said it would consider App Store rules that force developers to use its own payment and in-app purchase system. In a press release, the Commission referenced a complaint filed by Spotify more than a year ago . At the time, CEO a

Monzo confirms £60M down round, with a new pre-money valuation of £1.24B

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Monzo , the U.K. challenger bank with more than 4 million customers, has confirmed it has closed £60 million in top up funding. Backing the round are existing investors Y Combinator, General Catalyst, Accel, Stripe, Goodwater, Orange, Thrive, Passion Capital, along with new investors Reference Capital, and Vanderbilt University. One of fintech’s worst kept secrets, the down round sees the bank ta

EndeavorRx is FDA’s first game-based therapy approval

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SlashGear / 9h
Computer games get a bad rap for their addictive elements and violent content but those conveniently ignore the wide variety of genres, content, and purposes available in such a broad medium. Even discounting explicitly educational games, there is still a long list of games that go beyond entertainment. The latest and perhaps strongest proof of games’ potential for good is … Continue reading

Earn easy Hilton points by eating at your favorite restaurants

The Points Guy / 9h
Many of the major hotel and airline loyalty programs participate in a Rewards Network-operated dining program. If you’re looking to earn a few extra Hilton Honors points on dining purchases, you’ve come to the right place. You’re hopefully already earning credit card rewards on restaurant spending by using one of the best dining credit cards . And perhaps you’re earning restaurant rewards through

US Airlines Threaten To Ban Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks

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While most US airlines have been asking passengers to wear face masks for the past several weeks, it hasn’t actually been that widely enforced. That’s going to be changing… The face mask problem that US airlines have had Around late April we saw most major US airlines start to make wearing face masks on planes mandatory. The problem has been that: Airline crews have been largely told not to enfor

This Avengers: Endgame deleted scene theory suggests Thanos could live again

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Avengers: Endgame finally saw the end of Thanos, the purple space demigod who wielded the Infinity Gauntlet and (temporarily) deleted half of all life in the universe. Spoilers ahead : Thanos was killed twice: once with Thor's axe at the start of Endgame, and again by Tony Stark with the Infinity Gauntlet, though the latter was an earlier version of Thanos. But what if he could live again? An Ave

This iPhone and iPad game can be legally prescribed to help kids with ADHD

EndeavorRx FDA ADHD
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One week video games are bad for you, the next they’re good – today, a video game has been legally approved to help with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which means they’re good again, right? In a landmark decision from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), doctors are now able to prescribe an iPhone and iPad game for kids between ages eight and 12 years old who suffer from ADH

Microsoft simplifies its Windows Insider testing program

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Microsoft is switching up the way it releases new builds to Windows Insiders. In a new blog post , the company explains that the existing frequency-based ring model will be replaced by a channel model designed to “make it clearer for existing Insiders to choose the experience that’s right for them [and] also for new Insiders to pick the right channel as they join.” Previously, Insiders were able

Amazon is using AR to encourage employee social distancing

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From the outside, at least, Amazon’s COVID-19 response has been a mixed bag. The company has noted in various reports the things it’s been doing in an attempt to curb the virus’s spread — particularly among warehouse employees deemed essential workers. But various attorneys general, senators and other lawmakers have demanded more information about working conditions, infection rates and the firin

Apple Pay and iOS App Store under formal antitrust probe in Europe

EU Apple App Store
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Apple is under formal investigation by antitrust regulators in European Union — following a number of complaints related to how it operates the iOS App Store and also its payment offering, Apple Pay. The Commission said today that it has concerns that conditions and restrictions applied by the tech giant may be distorting competition in a number of areas, following a preliminary probe of the issu

Here’s the full lineup of Lego Super Mario sets, due out August 1

Lego Nintendo Mario
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Back in March, Nintendo and Lego teamed up to reveal one of the most delightful bits of colorful ephemera in an otherwise overwhelmingly bleak time. Lego Super Mario continues to be one thing worth looking forward to, through it all for the young and nostalgia-inclined old alike. And thankfully you only have to hang tight a couple more months to get it. Today, the childhood staples revealed the f

Yelp adds new features for reopening businesses

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100+TechCrunch / 9h
Over the past few months, Yelp has been takin steps to help businesses reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic — things like waived fees , virtual service listings and GoFundMe fundraisers (that last one had a mixed reception ). But without getting into the question of whether the United States is reopening at the right time in the right way, it’s clear that the reopening is happening

Reopened Las Vegas betting on deals as base rooms start at just $10

300+The Points Guy / 10h
Vegas has turned the lights back on and restarted the party. And call it pent up demand, a desire for a dose of normalcy or the old-fashioned lure of Lady Luck, but enough visitors have returned to warrant speeding up the reopening of even more of the Strip’s iconic resort casinos. Of those that are already open, we’ve seen the expansion of hours, restaurants and other services. The LA Times repo

Georgia shows why November’s election could be chaos

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Enlarge / People wait to vote in Georgia's primary election on June 9 in Atlanta. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images ) There's broad agreement that last week's primary election in Georgia was a fiasco, with voters reportedly waiting as long as five hours to cast a ballot. Democrats accused Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of bungling the statewide rollout of new electi

American Airlines Is Losing Its Argentina Co-Brand Credit Card

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American Airlines AAdvantage is losing its Argentina co-brand credit card partner. According to an internal American Airlines memorandum reviewed by View From The Wing , Santander Argentina bank "is ending its credit card participation in the AAdvantage program" effective August 13, 2020. Continue reading ...

Yelp lets businesses share how they're enforcing COVID-19 safety precautions

Yelp Covid 19 Safety
100+Engadget / 10h
As more parts of the world are “reopening,” people may be wondering how service could be different at a local store or restaurant. With this in mind, Yelp has made two major changes: the addition of a COVID-19 business updates section, and waitlist updates for restaurants. The features went live today and are meant to give consumers more information that will help them and staff stay healthy, Yel

BT offers free Wi-Fi for school children

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Underprivileged children across England will be provided with free access to online educational resources through BT’s nationwide network of Wi-Fi hotspots. With primary and secondary schools still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, online learning has become essential for the continuation of education. However there have been concerns that families without adequate broadband connectivity, s

You can get free AirPods if you buy a Mac or iPad for college

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Laptop, tablet, headphones ... whatever is on your tech shopping list before college starts this fall, buying all that new kit can get expensive. However, a new 'Back to School' deal from Apple means that if you buy a Mac or iPad with 'education pricing', you'll get a free pair of AirPods thrown in. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best AirPod deals in your region.) Check out the deal below: T

Super Mario Lego: every new set coming this August

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Two of people's favorite franchises are set to meet later in 2020 when Super Mario Lego sets come out on August 1, and for the first time ever we've heard details on every single kit that's included as part of the range. We'd already heard about the starter set you need to buy to play with Super Mario Lego, along with three expansion sets (including Piranha Plant Power Slide and Bowser's Castle B

Celebrities on Demand: What Is Cameo?

57How-To Geek / 10h
I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. Some of my fondest childhood memories involve being sat cross-legged before a cathode ray tube, where I’d watch Picard and the crew save the galaxy from Borg and Romulan hordes. It was—and remains—my favorite TV show. Two decades later, I met my wife. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla Model S officially breaks the 400 mile EPA range barrier

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
300+Engadget / 10h
Tesla has announced that its 2020 Model S Long-Range Plus is now EPA rated for 402 miles, cracking a significant psychological range barrier for electric vehicles. That’s an update from the EPA’s earlier 391 mile estimate and applies to “all Model S cars made since late Jan,” according to a Tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The 2020 version can now go nearly 20 percent farther than the last Model S, acco

Stop re-using banking passwords - use this instead

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A worrying amount of online banking users have admitted to re-using the passwords for their accounts across multiple sites, putting them at risk of security issues. Research from software firm FICO found that only two in five (40 percent) of Brits have separate passwords for each of their financial accounts. The company's survey also discovered that one in 20 Brits admitted to using just a single

Nintendo Switch Jump Rope Challenge lets you jump rope with no rope

SlashGear / 10h
Staying indoors often means a lack of physical activity for people whose definition of “physical activity” is pretty much going to the office or school. While some people with more active lifestyles have found ways to exercise even at home, most probably have a hard time finding the motivation to even move around the house. Applying age-old principles of gamification, … Continue reading

Ransomware in 2020: what, why, and whether to pay?

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The cyber security landscape is continually evolving and cyber attacks increasing in sophistication. Nevertheless, tried and tested threats are never too far from threat actor’s toolkits. One of these attack methods – phishing – is practically ancient in digital years, yet it remains as popular as ever. In fact, Proofpoint’s State of the Phish report 2020 found that over half of organisations enc

We Can Protect the Economy From Pandemics. Why Didn't We?

1KWired / 10h
A virologist helped crack an impossible problem: how to insure against the economic fallout from devastating viral outbreaks. The plan was ingenious. Yet we're still in this mess.

UK EVs will get special 'green' licence plates later this year

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It can be difficult to hear a whisper-quiet electric vehicle. But, starting this fall, it should be easier to spot eco-friendly cars prowling the streets of Britain. Grant Shapps, the UK’s transport secretary, has confirmed that “green number plates” will be offered to EV drivers later this year. They won’t be completely pea coloured, though — instead, a small accent will be introduced on the lef

Foiling fraud with machine learning

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Digital transformation has for years seemed like nothing but a buzzword. More recently, however, it has begun yielding the hoped-for results as banks, retailers and other businesses supplement traditional customer service channels with digital services. All the while, an army of agile start-ups, FinTechs and other data-driven organisations have disrupted the financial services and retail landscap

Basecamp launches Hey, a hosted email service for neat freaks

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Project management software maker Basecamp has launched a feature-packed hosted email service, called Hey — which they tout as taking aim at the traditional chaos and clutter of the email inbox. https://twitter.com/jasonfried/status/a Hey includes a built in screener that asks users to confirm whether or not they want to receive email from a new address. I nbound emails a Hey user has consented t

TransferGo raises $10M additional funding, launches in 11 new markets

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TransferGo , the London-based international money transfer service, has raised another $10 million in funding, as it discloses that its customers numbers has surpassed two million. The round was co-led by Seventure, and Vostok Emerging finance, with follow-on funding from Hard Yaka, Revo Capital, and Bootstrap Europe. The startup is also announcing it has launched in 11 new markets, including Jap

Trevor Noah makes powerful speech about the 'common thread' between police killings

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Protests against police brutality have now passed their third weekend, and show no signs of slowing. But even as more and more people lend their support in real life as well as in digital campaigns , more people are dying . On Friday, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police at a Wendy's drive through , with videos of the incident being shared widely online. His de

Xbox Smart Delivery will carry your save data over to Xbox Series X – and back again

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Xbox Smart Delivery , Microsoft’s program for giving players next-gen versions of their current-gen Xbox One games for free, just got confirmation of a killer feature – that save data would also be carried over to the Xbox Series X , ensuring you can pick up exactly where you left off on your previous console. In an in-depth post on Xbox Wire , Microsoft affirmed much that we already knew about X

Watch out Zoom, Microsoft Teams is finally catching up

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Microsoft Teams is set to increase the number of video conference participants that can appear on screen at once to 49, from the current maximum of nine. The change will see Microsoft’s collaboration offering match rival service Zoom and surpass Google Meet , which only allows 16 attendees to feature on screen. The new feature will not be available immediately, however, but will enter preview thi

Gaudí designed a church like no other in the 19th century. But it's 21st century tech that will see it finished.

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La Sagrada Família is considered among the most beautiful buildings in the world, even though only about half of Antoni Gaudí's original plan is complete. Thanks to incredible strides in technology, like computer-controlled bandsaws that cut stone to any shape, and ingenious engineering solutions, like using prefabrication to make the towers earthquake-resistant, the world will soon marvel at the

Autonomous zones like CHAZ have a long history. We need more of them.

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If Fox News were our only source of reporting on Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, which sprung up last week as part of the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality, we'd all be terrified out of our minds. The Murdoch-owned channel has gone out of its way to demonize CHAZ — Photoshopping images of one dude with an AR-15 all over its coverage, misusing photos of buildings that we

This little Bluetooth tracker can save your day

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TL;DR: The Tile Pro (two pack) is on sale for £34.99 on Amazon, saving you 30% on list price. You can now save on Bluetooth trackers from Amazon, but before we get into that, we should probably talk about what these little devices do. Using your smartphone, you can make your Bluetooth tracker ring, helping you to find all the things you keep losing, like your keys, bags, toys, or controllers. If

Grab the Fitbit Versa 2 and Jabra Elite 65t for just £199 in this hot bundle deal

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Amazon is offering the Fitbit Versa 2 fitness tracker and Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for just £199 in a special bundle deal this week – a huge saving of a third off the regular retail price. The Fitbit Versa 2 by itself usually costs around £190 at the moment, while the Jabra Elite 65t will set you back £100, so this deal is a real bargain (and just in time for Father's Day ). Our revi

Will Christopher Nolan's Tenet save the summer blockbuster movie season?

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Christopher Nolan's upcoming spy movie Tenet is one of the first major movies to release in theaters (or cinemas) around the world when it arrives on July 31. Last week, that date was pushed back from an initial target of July 17, which didn't change at the start of the pandemic even while a lot of other movies shifted around (Inception will be re-released on July 17 instead). Now, we might have

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 speed leak hints it isn't a real iPad Pro competitor after all

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We typically view Samsung tablets as close iPad rivals, and were expecting the upcoming Galaxy Tab S7 to be a fierce competitor to the newest iPad Pro (2020) , but a leaked benchmark test for the Android slate suggests that may not be the case. As spotted by website NashvilleChatter , the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is now listed in the records of Geekbench, a benchmark test site, where it seems to hav

Samsung The Frame TV 2020 launched in India

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Samsung has announced its next generation of Samsung Frame TV , the Frame TV 2020 in India today. Along with it, the company has also announced 4K, Full HD, and HD TVs, taking the total TVs launched today to nine. Best 55-inch 4K TVs under Rs 50,000 in India The best smart TV apps for your Samsung TV New Samsung TV 2020: every QLED, LED, and designer TV this year The Frame 2020 The new Frame 2020

Sales of big screen TVs show impressive growth in India

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A clutch of brands are aggressively rolling out big-screen TVs in India. Relatively new players like OnePlus , RealMe , Nokia , Vu , TCL , among others, are plunging headlong into the market to take on the existing biggies like Sony, Samsung, LG, Thomson and Kodak. The renewed action in the Indian TV market is paying dividends to the companies, even though the lockdown norms have been eased only

Fighting the Coronavirus With Innovative Tech

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Some of these devices have been around for years but are now being mustered to help keep us safe.

Riding Out Quarantine With a Chatbot Friend: ‘I Feel Very Connected’

500+NYT > Technology / 11h
The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.

Lego Super Mario is a charming attempt at real-life ‘Mario Maker’

Lego Nintendo Mario
300+Engadget / 12h
Lego is no stranger to video game collaborations. The legendary brick maker has already developed sets based on Mojang's Minecra ft phenomenon and Blizzard’s popular Overwatch shooter , for instance. The company’s upcoming Mario range is a little different, though. The sets replicate not only the visual splendor of the Mushroom Kingdom, but what it’s like to play through levels with a controller

New Philips Hue bulbs can glow blindingly bright or seductively softly

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Philips Hue, the popular range of color changing smart lights , is set to receive several new and updated products. The new products promise to make smart lighting more accessible, and include the Philips Hue White A21 bulb, Philips Hue Centris, Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, and Philips Hue Bloom. The Philips Hue White A21 bulb ($19.99 / £19.99) should improve your cooking and dining experience, t

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker might soon get three surprise new versions

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 was only just announced in China, and we still have no word on when it will be coming to the rest of the world, or how much it will cost when it does - however it looks like the company is already working on three new variants of the fitness tracker. A user of online forum GeekDoing was apparently scouring code for the Mi Wear app, which you need to download on a smartphone t

HTC U20 5G is official, and it's the company's first 5G phone

HTC U20 20 Two RAM
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HTC launching a phone has become a rare occurrence despite the company once being a massive force in the world of Android, but it’s just launched not one but two new handsets, including its first 5G one. The HTC U20 5G is the 5G phone in question, and aside from speedy mobile data it’s a mid-range handset, but with a lot to like. There’s a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD screen, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB

LEGO has revealed its Super Mario launch lineup

Lego Nintendo Mario
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On Tuesday, LEGO finally revealed the full LEGO Super Mario launch lineup, its first collaboration with equally family-friendly video game company Nintendo. Mashable got the chance to check out some prototype sets, and it feels like new-school tech sparking some old-school play. LEGO Super Mario includes a starter set, 10 expansion sets, four power-up packs, and a blind bag containing one of 10 c

This might be the best VPN for working from home

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TL;DR: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of June 16, saving you 49% on list price. We've said it before and we'll say it again: you should consider investing in a VPN if you are now working from home. VPNs are important tools for working remotely because they provide an encrypted connection for securely accessing internal company networks. They are also used

Is learning guitar your summer jam? This online class sale is for you.

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TL;DR: Learn every chord with The Complete Guitar Master Class Bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of June 15. Unleash your inner Hendrix with the Complete Guitar Master Class Bundle , which is on sale for a limited time for 97% off. This seven-part training is composed of courses that will take you from a noob to a total pro. It kicks off with lectures on basic strumming patterns and playing beg

How to grow herbs and veggies indoors — even in a dark kitchen

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Gardening at home is not limited to people with large yards — or even to people with sunny windowsills. With the right tools, anyone who wants to grow their own microgreens or fresh herbs indoors can find a way to do it. Indoor gardening kits range from high tech (hello, AeroGarden) to very simple. Your needs will vary based on your budget, the plants you want to grow, and the space you have avai

Keep a sharp eye on your home with this wireless security camera sale

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TL;DR: Keep your home protected with the Kami 1080P Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Home Camera Kit for $74.99, a 37% savings as of June 15. If you're looking to keep a closer eye on your home, something the Kami 1080P Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Home Camera Kit can help — plus it's on sale. Offering a hassle-free way to protect your home from anywhere, this camera is engineered with a rechargeable Lithium

The Apple Watch Series 5 is actually on sale for a limited time

28Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of June 15, you can grab an Apple Watch Series 5 GPS for as low as $379.99, a $20 savings when compared to Apple. If you can't remember what day it is — and who could blame you — then here's a deal worth checking out. The Apple Watch Series 5 GPS is currently on sale and yours for the taking. Dubbed the "watch that never sleeps" thanks to its always-on retina display , this watch allows

Cameo Will Let You Zoom With the Stars for Lots of Money

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Cameo, the service that lets you pay famous people to send you a personalized message, wants to take things a step further. Whereas before you’d submit a script or request and receive back a pre-recorded video, now you can buy a 10-minute Zoom call with your favorite celebrity. But you’ll pay dearly for it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Podcast Recommendation: An Intimate Discussion About My Journey to Save My Son

How-To Geek / 12h
Almost three years ago, I donated a kidney to my youngest son. But the journey to get there is a story on its own—from when we found out that his kidneys were failing, to the decision for me to be a living donor, and my training to get in the best shape of my life. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Lego's Super Mario Is Perfect If You Suck at the Video Games

Lego Nintendo Mario
Gizmodo / 12h
Approximately 40,000 years ago, back in March when time still had meaning, Lego and Nintendo made nerds weep with joy when the companies announced their first collaboration : a high-tech Super Mario that lets you build real-life video game levels for out of Lego bricks. A real-life Mario Maker , if you will. Since then,… Read more...

Nationwide Microsoft 365 deal could save the NHS millions

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The NHS is set for a significant technology boost following the signing of a new partnership with Microsoft. Under the deal, all eligible NHS organisations across England will be able to access the full suite of Microsoft 365 digital tools, which ties together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The partnership, signed between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft, hopes to save

New Nokia 5310 XpressMusic feature phone goes official

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Nokia has finally refreshed the iconic Nokia 5310 handset in India. The all-new feature phone from the company which is a revamped version of the Xpress Music from 2007, will retail for Rs.3,399. The newer version of the Nokia 5310 which debuted in Europe back in March, dies to bring back the nostalgic memories of the classic Nokia feature phones from the 2000s. The device has indeed got the look

OnePlus Z rumor says it could have a more powerful camera than anyone expected

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OnePlus is heavily rumored to be returning to cheaper Android phones in the near future with its next release, and the latest leak suggests that whatever the phone is called, the company may include four rear cameras. The OnePlus Z (a name that's now heavily rumored to be the OnePlus Nord) has previously been leaked with three cameras on the back, but now a solid source has suggested that may be

Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may come with a larger scanning area

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The in-display fingerprint sensor has been one of the best additions to the smartphones of late. However, people have often reported issues in unlocking the device because of the limited area that can sense fingerprint to unlock the device. And while Vivo can be credited for democratizing the technology, Qualcomm is planning to take it further as it is reportedly testing a new sensor that not onl

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 arrives with a mean punch

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The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe is the newest member of the AMG family. It’s the third model developed directly by Mercedes-AMG following the luscious SLS AMG and 2-door AMG GT. As it turns out, the newest Mercedes-AMG GT 43 is also a more affordable way to relish the AMG experience whilst remaining practical enough to accommodate four adults … Continue reading

Tesla Model S reaches 400-mile range milestone

Tesla Model EPA 402 Miles
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