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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Memo Bank unveils its business bank, credit license and $22.5 million in new funding

100+TechCrunch / 57min
Memo Bank wasn’t always called Memo Bank. It originally started as Margo Bank and it has been flying under the radar for a few years. The French startup is now about to launch publicly and shared more details about what it is building. As the name suggests, Memo Bank is a bank. It plans to server business customers exclusively and it targets small and medium companies that generate over €2 millio

TCL gives its flagship 10 series phones much-needed updates and price cuts

TCL 10 Pro 10L Amazon
Engadget / 16min
TCL has rolled an update for its first full-fledged smartphone line , which will fix some of the issues users have been grappling with. The manufacturer has also launched promotional offers for the devices, making them both available for 15 percent less on Amazon and Best Buy. That means interested buyers can get the TCL 10 Pro for $382 (original price is $450) on Amazon or for $380 from Best Buy

Watch Aston Martin and Brough Superior’s AMB 001 superbike in action

SlashGear / 31min
The AMB 001 by Aston Martin and Brough Superior is a limited-edition superbike. It combines the design merits of Aston Martin with the legendary build-quality and engineering mastery of Brough Superior. Unveiled last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Aston and Brough Superior are only making 100 examples of the AMB 001, effectively making it one of the … Continue reading

Crypto exchange Binance announces UK trading platform

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
Binance trading platform for buying and selling digital coins set for UK launch soon.

How secure are contact tracing apps?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 21min
With several countries all over the world developing and launching contact tracing apps, it is timely to analyse the differences between these apps.

Nintendo Switch shortages could end soon – here’s why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 20min
The Nintendo Switch has been in high demand ever since lockdown measures began, but it should become a lot easier to find stock soon.

Why the real IoT opportunity now lies outside the home

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Discover what the IoT opportunity is outside the home & why big tech companies alone can’t dominate this diverse space.

Karate Kid TV show heads to Netflix as 'Cobra Kai' crane kicks YouTube Premium

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Sony's show is making the jump to Netflix after debuting on the paid-for YouTube service.

Upcoming OnePlus TVs can now be pre-booked in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 56min
The upcoming range of affordable OnePlus TVs is now available for pre-booking on Amazon India with complimentary warranty extension.

Samsung’s The Serif 4K QLED TV coming to India next week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 56min
The Serif 4K QLED TV was showcased at CES 2019 and is now set to debut in India at a starting price of Rs. 85,000

Walmart’s Flipkart makes local languages push to win small Indian cities and towns

100+TechCrunch / 57min
Flipkart on Wednesday added support for three more local languages as the e-commerce giant looks to widen its foothold in smaller cities and towns across the country where fewer people speak English and Hindi. The Walmart -owned firm said its online marketplace now has interfaces in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, three languages that are spoken by roughly 200 million people in India. Today’s announc

Wits begins SA’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

New iOS 14 will assist hearing impaired and deaf people

Popular Mechanics / 1h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Opera has baked Twitter into its desktop browser

66Engadget / 1h
The latest version of Opera has just been released and, with it, a faster way for you to share your thoughts with the world as Twitter is now baked into the sidebar. You can access your main feed, search and direct messages without having to open a new tab and fire up the Twitter website or TweetDeck. You’ll be able to add it via the sidebar setup menu. Opera says it's the first major browser to

Mi Band 5 gets certified in India, launch expected

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Mi Band 5 comes with a built-in heart rate monitor, sleep tracking functionality, a waterproof design, and stellar battery life.

Could search engines predict the spread of coronavirus?

200+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Scientists are investigating a possible link between internet search terms and medical problems.

UK's internet use surges to new highs during lockdown

500+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Coronavirus will leave a digital legacy as UK finds solace online, says Ofcom.

Jio rolls out Rs 222 plan with free Disney Plus Hotstar subscription

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Apart from offering free one year of Disney+ Hotsar VIP subscription, the Jio Rs 222 prepaid pack offers 15GB of total data.

Google adds fact-check to images

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Google has said it was adding fact-check labels to images as part of its efforts to blow the whistle on visually misleading information.

AI researchers condemn predictive crime software, citing racial bias and flawed methods

200+TechCrunch / 2h
A collective of more than 1,000 researchers, academics and experts in artificial intelligence are speaking out against soon-to-be-published research claims to use neural networks to “predict criminality.” At the time of writing, more than 50 employees working on AI at companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft had signed on to an open letter opposing the research and imploring its publisher to

Motorola One Fusion Plus goes on sale in India today

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Motorola One Fusion Plus will go on sale in India for the first time on Flipkart this noon.

HTC updates Vive Sync to let non-VR participants attend virtual meetings

86Engadget / 3h
HTC has rolled out its first major Vive Sync update, and one of the features it’s adding to the VR collaboration tool is the ability to welcome non-VR participants in virtual meetings. “Sometimes, you can’t take a meeting in headset,” the tech giant wrote in its announcement post. The new feature allows users to attend sessions even without a VR device, and they can still voice chat with workmate

Brazil suspends WhatsApp’s payments service

Brazil Visa WhatsApp
100+TechCrunch / 3h
Brazil, the second largest market for WhatsApp, has suspended the instant messaging app’s mobile payments service in the country a week after its rollout in what is the latest setback for Facebook. In a statement, Brazil’s central bank said it was taking the decision to “preserve an adequate competitive environment” in the mobile payments space and to ensure “functioning of a payment system that’

6 new iOS 14 features Apple didn't tell you about at WWDC 2020

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Here are six new features coming to iOS 14 that weren't unveiled during the WWDC 2020 event.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus BTS edition means the phone comes in an exciting new color

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Samsung has partnered with K-pop phenomenon BTS to launch special editions of the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy Buds Plus.

Hong Kong fintech Qupital partners with eBay to provide financing for sellers

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Qupital , a trade financing platform, announced today that it will partner with eBay as one of its officially recommended Hong Kong financing service providers. In today’s announcement, Qupital said it will provide offshore financing services, including working capital, to eBay sellers in China and Hong Kong through QiaoYiDai, its main product. The agreement with eBay means Qupital will be able t

Build a solid foundation in power engineering with this course bundle

28Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Ultimate Electrical Engineering Master Class bundle is on sale for £20.07 as of June 24, saving you 97% on list price. We've all had those moments when a fuse blows in our house and our first instinct is to call someone else to fix it. If you've always had that nagging feeling in the back of your head that you wish you were more handy around the house, the simple answer is that you can

iOS 14 to extend AirPods life with optimized charging

Apple 14 One AirPods
SlashGear / 4h
Concern or sometimes even obsession over battery life sometimes nurtures habits that ironically degrade battery capacity over time. While devices today are smart enough not to overcharge, some practices like keeping the battery at 100% for a long time will eventually kill the battery anyway. That’s true for laptops and smartphones but it is also true for the tiny earbuds … Continue reading

Remastered 'Tony Hawk' games add eight new pro skaters to the roster

Tony Hawk Pro Skater
200+Engadget / 4h
EA may have lit a fire under video game skateboarders with news that the Skate series will return, but before that happens Activision is going to deliver its remastered collection of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 . Now the company has announced that not only will the HD version include the original roster of skaters (at the ages they were when the games launched), but it’s also adding eight new at

Amazon SG's camera sale offers big discounts on Canon, Fujifilm and more

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Save up to 50% on a huge range of snappers, from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, and everything in between.

Microsoft Defender threat protection comes to Android and Linux

SlashGear / 5h
For decades, Windows has been regarded as one of the most easily compromised platforms, especially because of its ubiquity, that there has been no shortage of security software developed for it. Over the recent years, however, Microsoft has been developing its own suite of security tools that have become good enough that some users have even started to swear by … Continue reading

This is the cheapest gigabit router we’ve seen to date

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Banish bad internet with a router that doesn’t cost the earth.

AngelList’s ‘Carta for India’ product helps startups manage cap table and employee grants for free

200+TechCrunch / 5h
AngelList, a platform that helps startup founders discover and connect to angel investors and job seekers, on Wednesday branched out to a new category in India to further serve the ecosystem. The startup platform said its new product, called EquityList , allows founders to easily manage their cap table, which as the name suggests, is a table that documents a firm’s percentages of ownership, value

Twitter Bans Journalist Organization for Linking to Leaked Secret Police Files

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Twitter confirmed on Tuesday night that it had permanently banned the account of Distributed Denial of Secrets , a journalist organization that earlier this week made accessible to the public one of the largest repositories of leaked U.S. law enforcement documents to date. Read more...

Honor 9A takes a stab at the European market without Google

SlashGear / 5h
Although Huawei is naturally in the spotlight when it comes to restrictions imposed by the US government, the effects also ripple out to its subsidiaries. Recently, even Kirin chip maker HiSilicon has become embroiled in the controversy and these two incidents will ultimately hit Honor hard. Just like its parent company, Honor is putting up a strong and brave face, … Continue reading

Facebook Belatedly Bans All Trade in Historical Artifacts After Becoming Global Black Market Hub

Facebook The North Face
300+Gizmodo / 6h
Facebook has finally said it would now prohibit the sale of all historical artifacts due to rampant black market trade in looted antiquitieson the site, per the New York Times —a problem the social media company has known about for years . Read more...

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Microsoft Defender
SlashGear / 6h
Dell debuted a few laptops aimed at gamers but it also has one that caters more to users doing some serious work. At least when that work involves maintaining servers, developing software, or simply just using Linux. Continuing their nearly decade-long partnership, Dell and Canonical are putting out yet another Ubuntu-powered laptop, this time the XPS 13 Developer Edition, that’s … Continue readi

Amazon Prime Video could get 24/7 live TV soon

SlashGear / 6h
There has been a surge in the use of video streaming services, putting the video-on-demand market in the spotlight again. But while it has long had its own VoD platform, Amazon Prime Video’s name still lagged behind Netflix and even behind the Disney+ upstart. Now it seems that the e-commerce giant is coming up with a new strategy to get … Continue reading

Twitter terminates DDoSecrets, falsely claims it may infect visitors

83Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Four days after leak publisher DDoSecrets circulated private documents from more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the United States, Twitter has permanently suspended its account and falsely claimed that the site may infect users with malware. “Your account, DDoSecrets, has been suspended for violating the Twitter rules,” this email , which Twitter

Apple's privacy-focused 'nutrition labels' for apps are only a start

Apple App Store Basecamp
100+Mashable / 7h
Do you trust companies like Facebook to accurately and completely tell you how, and to what extent, their apps monitor and track you both on your phone and across the entire internet? The question is not a rhetorical one, as Apple's latest privacy push relies on the answer to that question being "yes." Most privacy policies are an unintelligible mess. This problem, thoroughly documented by the Ne

A look at tech salaries and how they could change as more employees go remote

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Each year, the hiring platform Hired produces a look at tech salaries based on the data it says it gleans from hundreds of thousands of interview requests and job offers. This year, as in past years, it looked at salaries around the globe for software engineers, product managers, DevOps engineers, designers, and data scientists. Of course, this year is a very funky year, one that, owing to the pa

Unsolved Mysteries Is Back, and Of Course There's at Least One Alien Abduction

Unsolved Mysteries
1KGizmodo / 7h
It’s not the same without suave host Robert Stack (or almost-as-suave replacement host Dennis Farina), but new episodes of beloved 1990s true crime series Unsolved Mysteries are heading to Netflix, with a little on-brand assist from the producers of Stranger Things . Time to play spot-the-UFO with the trailer! Read more...

Fan mod adds modern online features to 'Super Smash Bros. Melee'

84Engadget / 7h
New features have dropped for Super Smash Bros Melee via Project Slippi, a mod that brings the 2001 Gamecube game online. Now, the game has rollback netcode, integrated matchmaking, auto-updates and replays, Slippi creator Jas “Fizzi” Laferriere tweeted Tuesday. The updates were first spotted and reported on by Dot Esports . Slippi brings the nearly 20-year-old game into the present. It’s designe

Galaxy Tab S5e and Tab S4 LTE are finally getting Android 10

SlashGear / 7h
The talk is true. It seems that Samsung has really turned over a new leaf, at least as far as updates go. It may still not be as fast as its eternal rival Apple, it is no small improvement considering Samsung’s old practices. The company has just started rolling out Android 10 and its own One UI 2.1 to both … Continue reading

Instagram’s new rules will soon let creators sell products in the app

Instagram Creators
SlashGear / 7h
Instagram Shopping, the feature that enables sellers to create a storefront showcasing their products to potential customers, is expanding to include a wider number of sellers, including creators. Instagram announced the change on Tuesday, stating that its Commerce Eligibility Requirements now cover more types of businesses, including small-time creators like soap-makers, artists, food bloggers,

Claranet Cyber Security wants to help businesses secure their endpoints

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Claranet Cyber Security has added an Endpoint Detection and Response service to its managed security services portfolio.

Amazon's Prime Video Is Looking to Buy Its Way Into the Live TV Market

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Amazon is “actively pursuing” deals to turn its Prime Video streaming service into something more like Prime TV, an industry source told Protocol on Tuesday. This is backed up by several job listings focused on the project. Read more...

Apple AirPods Pro are only AU$249 in this stellar eBay deal

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
eBay Plus members can score the Apple AirPods Pro at a hotly discounted rate of 37%.

Acer’s new flagship Chromebook is the all-aluminum Spin 713

Two Acer Predator Intel
41Ars Technica / 8h
The Spin 713. [credit: Acer ] Acer's newest Chromebook is the Chromebook Spin 713 , the company's replacement for the Spin 13 laptop from 2018. This is a premium, aluminum 2-in-1 that sports a 10th-gen Intel processor and starts at $629.99. The specs include a 13.5-inch, 2256x1504 IPS LCD touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 10th-gen Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of SSD (NVMe

Eight Grilling Accessories to Complete Your Cookout, According to BBQ Buffs

28Lifehacker / 8h
Ahh, summer. The smell of charcoal and grilled meat, sweet buttered corn, and of course, and maybe a beer or two, if you choose. Growing up, we only had the basics when we grilled. All we needed was a simple charcoal grill, spatula, and chicken wings. However, now that my palette has evolved and I enjoy cooking a… Read more...

Say ‘so long’ to the original Segway

Segway Two Production
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Segway’s story can’t be told without rehashing its entry onto the scene as one of the most hyped tech products of the early 21st century. Alternately codenamed “Ginger” and “IT,” the personal mobility device engendered serious conversations among futurists about the ways in which it would transform sidewalks and cities. Nearly 20 years after its initial release, however, the two-wheeled Segway PT

$39 Domestic Tickets: Price May Now Matter Enough To Spur Travel

34View from the Wing / 8h
Several routes where $39 one-ways are available, including Baltimore - Charlotte, Charleston, Detroit, Hartford; Chicago Midway - Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati; Phoenix - Las Vegas, Albuquerque, San Diego; Houston Hobby - New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Dallas Love Field, San Antonio; Detroit Chicago Midway, Nashville, St. Louis. Continue reading ...

Your favorite cruise ship may never come back: 23 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped

500+The Points Guy / 8h
Brace yourselves, cruise fans: Some of your favorite ships could soon be heading to the chopping block. With most cruise departures around the world halted due to coronavirus concerns , and a quick comeback for cruising no longer in the cards , some of the industry’s biggest players are starting to talk about permanently retiring parts of their fleets. On Thursday, cruise giant Carnival Corporati

Google’s 46-camera ‘light field videos’ let you change perspective and peek around corners

300+TechCrunch / 8h
Google is showing off one of the most impressive efforts yet turning traditional photography and video into something more immersive: 3D video that lets the viewer change their perspective and even look around objects in frame. Unfortunately, unless you have 46 spare cameras to sync together, you probably won’t be making these “light field videos” any time soon. The new technique, due to be prese

Starbucks adds plant-based sausage sandwich to its summer menu

SlashGear / 8h
Impossible Foods, the company best known for its plant-based Impossible Burger product, is now the supplier for Starbuck’s new plant-based sausage sandwich. This product isn’t vegan-friendly as it contains both cheese and egg, but it does give vegetarians and health-conscious consumers a new meat-free fast food option. Starbucks already lists the new sandwich on its website. Over the past couple

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: what have we learned about the key differences?

8KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new console war is about to begin, but will the Xbox Series X or PS5 come out on top?

These are the 4 best credit cards for every type of gamer

The Points Guy / 9h
With a rise in digital content and mobile and subscription services, gaming has surged in popularity in recent years. And the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated that growth even further. According to the market research firm NPD Group , video gaming in the U.S. reached a record $10.86 billion in the first quarter of 2020. That goes to show it’s not just streaming services , like Netflix, that a

Zopa granted full UK bank license as it gears up to launch savings account and credit card

200+TechCrunch / 9h
Zopa , the 15-year-old peer-to-peer lending company, is announcing that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed-term savings account, followed by a credit card. Dubbed “ Zopa Bank,” the new challenger bank will sit alongside its existing peer-to-peer lending business, under Zopa Group, creating what the veteran fintech previously described as the first hyb

Twitter suffered a major data breach - but this is why you're probably safe

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Twitter has emailed businesses that use its advertising and analytics platforms to inform them of the breach.

Fortnite Party Royale concert from Diplo revealed: How to watch

SlashGear / 9h
Epic has announced the latest concert heading to its “Party Royale” mode in Fortnite and it’ll be presented by DJ Diplo, aka Thomas Wesley. The concert will be a live event that takes place on Thursday, a less convenient day than the weekends when Epic usually holds these big events. If you miss the live concert, don’t worry: there will … Continue reading

T-Mobile asks California to soften 5G, job conditions for Sprint merger (updated)

200+Engadget / 9h
T-Mobile is hoping to ease some of the conditions it agreed to for its merger with Sprint . The carrier has asked California’s Public Utilities Commission to roll back three main requirements. It wants the CPUC to delay 5G coverage and speed targets for 2024 by two years, to use FCC testing for commitments instead of a new system and to eliminate a requirement that it adds 1,000 full-time jobs. N

Wishful thinking: George R. R. Martin offers a new Winds of Winter estimate

200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge / Artist's interpretation of today's wishful thinking. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty / Henry Söderlund ) Everyone in search of a pandemic-based silver lining can head to author and producer George R.R. Martin's blog, where the creator of the Song of Ice & Fire book series offers new hope for its next installment. Progress continues on The Winds of Winter , Martin insisted on Tuesday , an

3 ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride month

The Points Guy / 10h
The TPG brand was founded on principles of equality for all. Our founder, Brian Kelly, has publicly shared his experiences traveling the world as an openly gay man, and our company supports a number of organizations focused on improving quality of life for the LGBTQIA+ community. While 2020 has been a heavy year thus far, Pride month represents a bright spot of joy and celebration for the LGBTQIA

Where to buy a webcam: these retailers still have stock

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Webcams are selling fast, so we went ahead and found all the retailers that still have webcams in stock.

iOS 14’s App Clips will save you from always needing ‘an app for that’

iOS 14 App Clips I. Apps
200+TechCrunch / 10h
The App Store ecosystem today is home to nearly 2 million apps . That means finding new apps to download is now more challenging than ever. This, in turn, leads app developers to funnel more money into App Store Search ads, traditional SEO and digital advertising in an effort to acquire new users. A new feature called App Clips, arriving in iOS 14 later this year, will give developers another opt

Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn't Say at WWDC

85Gizmodo / 10h
You’d be forgiven for missing every change to iOS, macOS, and more that Apple execs speed-talked through during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But even after catching up on all the announcements, there are more useful features coming to iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and more—and some big shifts that… Read more...

Everything coming to Disney+ in July 2020

Hamilton Disney Miranda
88Mashable / 10h
Read more... More about Hamilton , Streaming Services , Muppets , Disney Plus , and Disney

2021 Volkswagen Arteon gets a facelift and refreshed interior

2021 Volkswagen Arteon
SlashGear / 10h
The 2021 VW Arteon is arriving with fresh styling and a more refined interior. And there’s more good news: Volkswagen is introducing a station wagon variant of the Arteon. The bad news is, the Arteon Shooting Brake is only destined for Europe, China, and other parts of the world. But then again, it’s good to know VW is not backing … Continue reading

European Union May Quarantine the United States

500+Gizmodo / 10h
As if we needed any further reminders that the United States has botched its response to the covid-19 crisis so spectacularly that we present a threat to the health of the global population, member states of the European Union are reportedly weighing whether to include American travelers on its ban list as European… Read more...

Aphantasia study links ‘blind mind’ condition to other cognitive issues

21SlashGear / 10h
Aphantasia, the term that refers to a rare condition in which one is not able to visualize things in their mind, has been linked to wider cognitive issues, including troubles with dreaming and memory. The research comes from the University of New South Wales and was recently published in Scientific Reports. More than 250 people participated in the study. Most … Continue reading

Oculus Go discontinued: Facebook will no longer offer its entry-level VR headset

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Facebook says it will phase out Oculus Go to focus on more advanced VR headsets like the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S.

RIP Segway PT: A look back at one of the goofiest vehicles ever

Segway Two Production
300+Mashable / 10h
In 2002, Segway unleashed its own "device of the future": the Segway PT. It wasn't self-driving, but it was self-balancing. It was going to change personal transportation as we knew it — especially for mall cops and tour groups. Nearly 20 years later, Segway is discontinuing its classic electric device. As of July 15 the iconic device will retire, along with two other Segway products. Instead, th

US government websites get HTTPS security boost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The US government's DotGov Program is also working to preload the .gov domain going forward.

'Rehydrated' SpongeBob is the Pretty Patty of video game remakes

SpongeBob Bikini Bottom
65Mashable / 10h
As a pink, rock-dwelling starfish once said, "Being grown-up is boring." With The Powerpuff Girls on TV and a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch at my side, I settled in for a playthrough of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated early last week . The convenience of playing this remake on my (appropriately yellow) Nintendo Switch Lite and not a clunky PlayStation 2 promised a com

Apple announces 'App Library,' new iMessage features, and more in iOS 14

Apple 14 App Library
40Mashable / 10h
From a new iMessage app and Home Screen widgets to an App Library and Translate app, here's everything that's coming to iOS 14. Read more... More about Apple , Mashable Video , Imessage , Memoji , and Ios 14

10 extremely 2020 moments that brought us together

63Mashable / 10h
Nobody’s 2020 has been exactly the same as anybody else’s. We’ve all had our own experience of a year unlike any other in living memory, our own coping mechanisms, our own battles to fight. We are " in the same rough seas, but in different boats ." But as the coronavirus pandemic brought the lives of people all over the world into a strange and necessary uniformity, most of us found ourselves hav

iOS 14 will respond to taps on the back of your iPhone

500+Engadget / 11h
People are still discovering features in iOS 14 now that its developer beta is available, and that includes a few clever tricks. Most notably, Federico Viticci and others have noticed a new “Back Tap” feature that lets you perform actions and shortcuts by double- or triple-tapping the back of your iPhone . It’s intended as an accessibility function and could clearly be helpful for those with limi

Scientists Made a List of Every Place Aliens Could Be Hiding

95Gizmodo / 11h
A team searching for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence has put together an Exotica Catalog , which lists every known type of celestial object, regardless of whether we understand it or not. Read more...

This World War II bunker was transformed into an art museum — Future Blink

100+Mashable / 11h
Located in Bordeaux's former submarine base, the museum features digital projects from famous artists. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Arts Culture And Entertainment , World War Ii , and Future Blink

The 10 Best Deals From Amazon's Big Style Sale

44Gizmodo / 11h
This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale , in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear , New Balance shoes and apparel , Levi’s jeans , Puma , Vineyard Vines , J. Crew , and more. Basically, they’re trying to raise awareness of their fashion department… Read more...

Oculus will start selling Quest software regardless of quality

Facebook Oculus Quest
60Ars Technica / 11h
Behold: the Oculus Quest, as photographed in my messy home. [credit: Sam Machkovech ] Since its launch last year , Oculus has kept tight control over the library of software on the wireless Quest headset, applying what the company called a "quality-first approach" to app approval. Today, Oculus pledged to loosen that control with a new app-distribution path to be rolled out early next year. In a

6 Travel Shows to Help Keep Your Wanderlust Alive

40Lifehacker / 11h
Are you an adventure traveler or foodie traveler or even a bucket-list traveler sitting around thinking, “Well, I’ll never travel again”? With travel restrictions still in place, it seems like it’ll take months before travel will resume back to its regularly scheduled programming. Read more...

New Senate Bill Includes $4000 Per Person Domestic Travel Credit

70View from the Wing / 11h
The President has indicated support for a $4000 domestic travel credit where you’d get half your money back from airfare, hotels, restaurants and related spending on domestic trips. That’s now morphed into Martha McSally (R-AZ)’s “American TRIP Act” which would provide a tax credit of $4000 per adult ($8000 to a couple filing jointly) and $500 additional per dependent child to spend in 2020 or 20

Emirates will resume flying the Airbus A380 on July 15

300+The Points Guy / 11h
The world’s biggest international airline will resume flying the biggest passenger airplane next month. Emirates, which carries more passengers between different countries than any other airline, is restarting service with the Airbus A380 on July 15, according to a tweet on its official account. The first destination served by the A380 from the Emirates base in Dubai will be London’s Heathrow air

Take a Virtual Drive in a Mars Rover

200+Gizmodo / 11h
If you’ve ever aspired to be a real-life Mark Watney—collecting samples of rocks and dirt on Mars—now is your chance. With NASA’s AI4Mars project , you can take a virtual trip around the red planet in the Curiosity rover. Read more...

Soon nearly any influencer will be able to sell stuff on Instagram

Instagram Creators
66Mashable / 11h
Prepare to be inundated with overpriced T-shirts, CBD oil, and private label makeup for sale, Instagram users. On Tuesday, Instagram announced that starting on July 9, the floodgates will open for businesses, including influencers and creators, who want to sell their merchandise on Instagram. Basically, the change allows many more users to sign up for Instagram Shopping. “Any eligible business or

The Best Way to Remove an Errant Piece of Eggshell

24Lifehacker / 11h
It is true that one cannot make an omelet (or any egg dish) without breaking a few eggs. And even if you are the most careful egg cracker around, a bit of shell will make its way into the pan from time to time. This is not the disaster it may seem, but it is annoying. Read more...

The 10 Best Deals From Amazon's Big Style Sale

44Lifehacker / 11h
This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale , in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear , New Balance shoes and apparel , Levi’s jeans , Puma , Vineyard Vines , J. Crew , and more. Basically, they’re trying to raise awareness of their fashion department… Read more...

The Danger of Amazon’s $2 Billion Climate Fund

87Gizmodo / 11h
On Tuesday, Amazon rolled out a shiny new addition to its flawed climate plan : a $2 billion venture investment fund for low- and no-carbon technology. It is instantly one of, if not the, biggest climate venture funds out there. But it also shows a fatal flaw that runs through Amazon’s—and capital in… Read more...

Minecraft Nether Update is here and it’s big

Minecraft Nether Update
SlashGear / 11h
Minecraft is getting a very large update today, with Mojang sending the Nether Update live across all platforms. The Nether Update first arrived on the Java version of Minecraft earlier this morning, and now, just a few hours later, it’s available on Bedrock Edition platforms as well. As the name suggests, the Nether Update greatly expands the Nether – Minecraft‘s … Continue reading

Apple is changing parts of its app review process after the Hey controversy

Apple App Store Basecamp
58Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images ) Apple took to its developer website to announce a number of new initiatives, services, and tools for developers today. Most of what the company listed are evolutions of the standard offerings it promotes at its ongoing developer conference, but one line item appears to be a direct response to the recent controversy over App Store gu

These Ford Mustang Mach-E leaks clear up some key details

SlashGear / 11h
Ford is almost ready to open the order books on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, but even before that details on how much the EV’s options may set you back, plus which models will get the hands-free driving assistance prep package, have leaked. Although deliveries of the electric crossover aren’t expected to begin until later in the year, Ford has been … Continue reading

Researchers create urine test that reveals the best diet for your body

SlashGear / 11h
Researchers with Imperial College London collaborated with experts from a number of other institutions to develop a urine test that, among other things, can provide ‘precision nutrition’ information for patients. Put simply, the urine test can help shed light on the ideal diet for your particular body, potentially helping avoid diseases and increase one’s overall health and wellbeing. This new …

Starbucks is selling an Impossible sausage breakfast sandwich in the US

500+Engadget / 11h
As of today, you can buy a plant-based breakfast sandwich made with Impossible Foods’ imitation sausage at most Starbucks locations in the US. Given that Starbucks has more than 15,000 US locations and that Impossible Foods also signed a deal with Burger King earlier this week, it looks like Impossible Foods will be selling a whole lot of fake meat on a daily basis. The Starbucks breakfast sandwi

Tuesday Travel Tip: Score major savings on airfare by booking a Priceline Express Deal

The Points Guy / 11h
To help you plan your future travels while we’re all stuck on the ground, we’re launching “Tuesday Travel Tips.” Check back for a new travel tip every week! Mystery travel deals like Priceline Express are not talked about much in the points or miles world but can be extremely lucrative. While known best for discounts on hotel stays, they can also save you big bucks on airfare as well. These types

This is What Sunsets on Other Planets Would Look Like

1KFuturism / 11h
Cosmic Sunset Geronimo Villanueva, a planetary scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has created stunning simulations of what sunsets would look like on a variety of planets. The animation shows what you would see through a super wide fisheye lens pointed at the sky from a planet’s surface — so make sure to go full-screen for the full effect. A second animation,

Oculus Is Dropping the Go to Focus More on the Oculus Quest

Facebook Oculus Quest
82Gizmodo / 11h
After releasing the Quest and the Rift S , Oculus’ cheapest VR headset—the Oculus Go—has been in kind of a weird place. It doesn’t offer the flexibility or features of its more expensive siblings, and it wasn’t getting a lot of support or content either, so today Oculus announced it’s discontinuing the Oculus Go… Read more...

Put a Onesie on Your Pet Instead of the 'Cone of Shame'

100+Lifehacker / 11h
If your pet has ever recovered from surgery, you’ll remember just how much they hate the Elizabethan collar , aka the “cone of shame”—that stiff plastic cone that goes around their neck, preventing them from licking or tearing out their stitches. In addition to looking uncomfortable, the cone of shame limits their… Read more...

Microsoft is adding Linux, Android, and firmware protections to Windows

Microsoft Linux Android
100+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge Microsoft is moving forward with its promise to extend enterprise security protections to non-Windows platforms with the general release of a Linux version and a preview of one for Android. The software maker is also beefing up Windows security protections to scan for malicious firmware. The Linux and Android moves—detailed in posts published on Tuesday here , here , and here —follow a mo

PS4 vs Xbox One: which gaming console is better?

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Our Xbox One vs PS4 guide has all the facts you need to pick the right console for you.

Why the Arctic Is Warming So Fast, and Why That’s So Alarming

1KWired / 12h
When permafrost thaws, sea ice disappears, and wildfires rage in the north, the consequences extend to the rest of the world.