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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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'Overcooked: All You Can Eat' offers next-gen remasters with new features

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12KEngadget / 14h
Both Overcooked games are on the way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As announced during the latest Summer Game Fest stream, Ghost Town Games is remastering them for the upcoming consoles, and Overcooked: All You Can Eat includes all of the DLC for both games. There’ll be more than 200 kitchens (or levels) and more than 120 chef characters to pick from. Overcooked veterans will have more stuf

American tourists are officially banned from the Bahamas

8KThe Points Guy / 19h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to clarify that U.S. citizens arriving to the Bahamas on private jets or private vessels will be allowed to enter the country. The vast majority of U.S. passengers who arrive to the Bahamas – by air – are barred. Americans are discovering a new phenomenon when planning international travel: closed borders. The United States remains one of the world’s hard

Elon Musk Says Neuralink Will Stream Music Straight Into Your Brain

41KFuturism / 16h
Yes Man Elon Musk’s brain-hacking startup Neuralink is gearing up for a long-awaited reveal on August 28 . And Musk himself can’t seem to help himself from teasing the brain-computer interface. On Sunday afternoon, when computer scientist Austin Howard asked Musk on Twitter if we could one day listen to music directly through such an interface — streaming it directly into the brain, in other word

Coronavirus Threatens the Luster of Superstar Cities

NYT > Technology / 11min
Urban centers, with a dynamism that feeds innovation, have long been resilient. But the pandemic could drive a shift away from density.

Infinix Smart 4 Plus launched in India to take on the Realme C11

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 23min
Infinix has announced its new affordable smartphone in India.

Five trends to watch in the world of paytech

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 23min
In a time where the changes in how we pay and get paid are gathering pace, what does the future of paytech hold?

Former Soundcloud founders launch e-bike subscription service, backed by Blueyard

36TechCrunch / 27min
You’ve heard of e-bike and e-scooter rentals startups spreading across cities. But today three veterans of the startup world will launch what appears to be a brand new take on the “e-revolution” sweeping cities in the wake of the global pandemic: subscription e-bikes, or, if you will, ‘EaaS’ or ‘E-bikes-as-a-Service”. The previous founders of Soundcloud and Jimdo will today launch Dance , a new s

Amazon confirms Prime Day delay in U.S., will run Prime Day in India on Aug 6-7

52TechCrunch / 28min
Amazon’s annual sales holiday, Prime Day, has typically been a global event — one so big, it often crashes the Amazon retail website as consumers. This year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the retailer’s plans. Today, Amazon officially confirmed reports that it will delay Prime Day in the U.S. until sometime later this year. It will also host a Prime Day in India next month, from Au

Twitter may rollout new app icons and launch screen for iOS

Twitter New Icons iOS
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 30min
Twitter is testing out a new set of app icons on iOS, and a new intro animation when users open the app.

Realme C15 with 6,000mAh battery breaks cover

Realme India July 24
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Yes, you're reading it right, the Realme C15 is very real and it's launching this month.

The best movies on Stan: a list of the top films streaming in Australia now

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Stan has a huge selection of movies to choose from, so we've taken the liberty of picking out some of the best ones for you.

A compact Nokia budget phone spotted on TENAA - is it the Nokia 2.4?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A possible Nokia 2.4 smartphone was spotted on TENAA certification recently, which in turn reveals most fo the specs of the upcoming Nokia budget device.

What's on TV: MLB, 'Crysis Remastered' and 'Corporate'

48Engadget / 1h
This week sports action returns in earnest, no matter what else is going on in the world. The MLB season will get started on Thursday, while WNBA games hit the airwaves starting on Saturday. Netflix has the sequel to its rom-com The Kissing Booth , while Syfy begins a new season of Wynonna Earp and NBC brings an end to Blindspot . Movie fans can choose between another direct-to-home release in Sc

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Fold 2 pricing might be better than anticipated

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 G.
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G are expected to launch on August 5, at a price that is not too different from their predecessors.

Gojek appoints Amazon, Microsoft veteran as its new chief technology officer

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80TechCrunch / 2h
Indonesia-based ride-hailing company and “super app” Gojek said today that it has named a new chief technology officer. Severan Rault, who previously held leadership positions at Amazon and Microsoft, takes over the role from Ajey Gore, who announced last month he was leaving for personal reasons . In a statement, the company said Rault will oversee Gojek’s engineering teams in Southeast Asia and

Latest Nintendo Direct showcases eight minutes of third-party gaming goodness

Megami Tensei Nintendo
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase July 2020 offers a look at a handful of third-party games that are coming to Switch.

Oculus makes it easier to play with friends in VR

69Engadget / 3h
Oculus has introduced a couple of timely features for its platform to help you stay connected with friends — or find new ones — even as you continue social distancing. First, the Facebook subsidiary has expanded the Parties experience, so you can be in a VR voice call with a larger group. The new Public Party feature can accommodate up to eight participants at a time, and they don’t all have to b

Nikon Z5 vs Z6: 8 key differences you need to know

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
We put the new Nikon Z5 in a ring with its battle-hardened Nikon Z6 sibling to see how the two full-frame cameras differ.

Nikon Z5 arrives for beginners with world’s smallest full-frame zoom lens

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The Nikon Z5 is official, arriving with the world's smallest full-frame mirrorless zoom lens to help it charm beginners.

This Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Live Read Is a Must Watch

200+Gizmodo / 3h
During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen many, many casts reunite over Zoom . And let’s be honest... it’s great every single time. There’s just something warm and lovely about getting wrapped up a blanket of nostalgia that makes these dark days a little brighter. Read more...

Mario Kart Tour mobile game finally gets a landscape mode

MKT Nintendo Mario Kart
SlashGear / 3h
Video games, even the most immersive ones, can really only offer approximations. Nowhere is that more evident than in the input controls, where a mouse click or button press makes your character swing a sword or jump. Some actions, however, do seem to map more closely to their in-game equivalents, like clicking with your finger to tap a gun’s trigger … Continue reading

Anti-mask Facebook group suspended for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Disney Facebook 2020
400+Mashable / 4h
Facebook is, by and large, a wretched hive of misinformation and villainy . Fortunately, it's just a tiny bit less scummy now, with the site having suspended one of its largest anti-mask groups. The Verge reports that Facebook group Unmasking America! has been removed for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Over 9,600 members strong, the group opposed the use of face masks, spread widely deb

This is the cheapest 1TB SSD right now

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Goldenfir is a newcomer to the SSD market and displaces TeamGroup as the entry level champion.

A Young Soldier Proves Her Might in a First Glimpse at North Africa-Inspired Debut Fantasy The Unbroken

500+Gizmodo / 4h
The destinies of two women—one, a soldier; the other, a princess —become intertwined in C.L. Clark’s debut , The Unbroken , a fantasy tale set in a desert kingdom inspired by North Africa . The novel won’t be out until March, but io9 has an exclusive look at the gorgeous cover and the reveal of the thrilling first chapter. Read more...

SpaceX makes history again by catching both Falcon 9 fairing halves

SpaceX Falcon SK NASA
20SlashGear / 4h
Many of SpaceX’s rocket launches of late have almost become unexciting and normal, which is actually a good thing for the company’s goals. Just as each and every plane flight has become almost banal, so too will space flight become in SpaceX’s and Elon Musk’s vision. That said, there are still some things that the company has to check off … Continue reading

LG UltraGear gaming monitor combines 4K UHD with 1ms GTG speeds

SlashGear / 5h
Most computer users will probably be satisfied with a large, hi-res monitor that has a bright panel and displays more or less accurate colors. Gamers, however, are a cut above the rest, even compared to those who work on multimedia content. More than just high resolutions, accurate colors, and fast refresh rates, gamers also seek out monitors with fast response … Continue reading

Zack Snyder Considers His Justice League Cut to Be Mostly Standalone

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Changing a movie that’s already been released causes many fascinating challenges. In the case of Zack Snyder’s Justice League , one of those challenges is the fact that other DCEU movies took what happened in the theatrical cut as gospel. So where does that leave the “Snyder Cut”? Snyder himself has a few thoughts. Read more...

Chrome on Android download scheduler to help save data, battery

SlashGear / 5h
There are many things we take for granted on our mobile devices and one of that may be how we download files off the Internet. For some small files, like images or even small PDFs, it might be fine to do that immediately. Even in those cases, however, you might be consuming more data than you intended, which potentially means … Continue reading

Jeff Bezos Makes $13 Billion in One Day During Pandemic

2KGizmodo / 5h
The U.S. is hanging on the precipice of economic collapse, with around 25 million Americans slated to be kicked off extended coronavirus pandemic uninsurance later this week and the White House mulling tax cuts and screw you as a replacement. But every cloud has an obscene silver lining: world’s richest man and … Read more...

Galaxy Z Flip 5G might be out this week

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 G.
SlashGear / 6h
Samsung’s own mobile head confirmed no less than five new phones debuting next month but that list didn’t include one that has been rumored in the past. The 5G variant of the 4G Galaxy Z Flip launched earlier this year may not be big enough to even share a spot on Samsung’s online stage in two weeks. Not only that, … Continue reading

iPhone SE saved Apple in US smartphone market decline

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SlashGear / 6h
Everyone is going through rough times this year and that includes businesses trying to project a strong image in the midst of global economic troubles. The mobile sector just keeps on churning out smartphones but even a major market like the US has seen a sharp drop in sales in the second quarter of the year. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Samsung … Continue reading

Canon has reportedly axed its popular EOS 5D DSLR line

Canon 5D Mark V DSLR
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Rumors are circulating that after pulling the plug on its EOS 7D DSLRs, Canon is doing the same with the EOS 5D range as well.

SpaceX pulls off its first double fairing catch after a Falcon 9 launch

1KEngadget / 6h
Part of the SpaceX mission has been to create reusable rockets that make spaceflight cheaper, and it has become routine to see the company’s booster rockets return safely to Earth. With today’s launch SpaceX set a new milestone by catching both halves of the nosecone fairing, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. He’s previously said the parts are worth about $6 million, and while the company

Lead engineer behind Google Pixel Camera now developing app for Adobe

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24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Marc Levoy, a lead engineer responsible for much of the Pixel Camera's prowess, is developing a universal app for Adobe.

The 20 best space movies you can launch right now

70Mashable / 6h
Read more... More about Space , Space Movies , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows

Coronavirus: The stress of leading a start-up through the pandemic

100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Finding investors is the key for start-ups and during the pandemic that has become harder than ever.

Air Canada Aeroplan Makes Two Changes To Improve Mileage Expiration Policy

46View from the Wing / 7h
These are user-friendly changes and also makes it easier for Americans (and others outside of Canada) to participate in the program on an irregular basis. I especially like the fee-waived mileage reinstatement options. Continue reading ...

Thought You Could Easily Skirt Delta's In-Flight Mask Policy? Yeah, Not Anymore

300+Gizmodo / 7h
Delta Air Lines has implemented a new policy for enforcing masks on its planes that will require those who cannot wear face coverings for health reasons to fill out a new clearance screener for each flight. Read more...

Customised 3D printed masks: A more comfortable fit?

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
A research project is looking at how to make bespoke masks which could benefit health workers.

Coronavirus: Harmful lies spread easily due to lack of UK law

500+BBC News - Technology / 7h
MPs say the government must publish a draft bill to tackle online harms by the autumn.

The PS5's Miles Morales Makes a Gorgeously Compelling Case for 60 FPS

Gizmodo / 7h
If you missed it earlier today, Insomniac Games confirmed via Twitter that its upcoming Spiderman spin-off, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales , will be playable on the Playstation 5 at an “optional” 4K, 60 frames per second, or what the developer calls “Performance Mode.” For those of you wondering if this would be… Read more...

US Army taps BAE Systems for its next-gen missile warning system

SlashGear / 7h
The United States Army has awarded BAE Systems with a $179 million contract to develop its next-generation Missile Warning System (MWS), the company has announced. Under this contract, BAE Systems will operate under the US Army’s Limited Interim Missile Warning System Quick Reaction Capability (LIMWS QRC) program. The company will provide the military with its first two production lots of … Conti

What's the Best Indoor TV Antenna?

Gizmodo / 7h
When I moved out of my parents’ house over half a decade ago, I thought I’d abandoned live TV forever in favor of on-demand streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max. However, even before the COVID-19 pandemic started overwhelming us with a constant barrage of news stories, I grew to miss local TV news and… Read more...

Study Finds That Facebook Is Full Of Transphobes, Just As We Suspected

Disney Facebook 2020
66Gizmodo / 7h
Those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community are often the targets of online harassment , and those threats can have fatal consequences . The transgender community in particular faces targeted attacked that are oftentimes “ inhumane ” or “abusive,” according to a new study from watchdog nonprofit Media Matters for… Read more...

Here Are the Best Black-Owned Businesses You Can Buy From Right Now

20Lifehacker / 7h
A lot is going on right now. In between a pandemic and fighting for civil rights, Black folk are occupied. But one thing I think we can all agree on is supporting Black-owned businesses wholeheartedly. Black people, on average are less likely to get business loans and often have less capital in order to maintain their… Read more...

[Roundup] Passenger Livestreaming At The Airport Without A Mask Looking For Trouble

20View 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 ...

A star-crossed trip to Tahiti; Why I canceled Bora Bora again

40The Points Guy / 7h
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Americans can go to Tahiti, but… It looks like French Polynesia just isn’t in the cards for me in 2020. My star-cro

Fortnite’s Samsung Galaxy Cup event: Everything players need to know

20SlashGear / 8h
As anticipated based on a leak in the Samsung Health app, the Korean company has teamed with Epic Games to launch the Galaxy Cup, a new event that’ll unlock a special galaxy-themed skin. The event is limited to mobile players — specifically those on Android — giving them a chance to get the unique skin and a related item wrap. … Continue reading

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights

1KNYT > Technology / 8h
The move, which affects suppliers to major international brands such as Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, could force companies to sever some ties to China.

This WordPress SEO plugin might leave your website vulnerable to attack

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Users should update the All In One SEO Pack WordPress plugin immediately to avoid falling victim to any potential exploits.

Sanctuary Temples in Ancient Greece Had Accessibility Ramps, New Research Suggests

56Gizmodo / 8h
Ramps at ancient Greek healing temples provided access for people with disabilities, according to new research. If confirmed, this would be the earliest evidence of a society making architectural adjustments to support accessibility. Read more...

EA’s new $30 online-only game: An uphill slog in a free-to-play world

40Ars Technica / 8h
Roughly 20 years ago, online-only video games became a significant force in retail. You could expect boxed games, ranging from $30-60, to revolve entirely around things like versus-deathmatch arenas or MMO quests. That, obviously, has changed on modern PCs and consoles. But what happens when a game publisher in 2020 tries to go back in time and charge $30 for one of these things? Can a paid, onli

Wrist-mounted wearable tracks your hand in 3D using thermal sensors

100+Engadget / 8h
Modern wearables like the Apple Watch use sensors like gyros and accelerometers to detect hand movements. Those components allow them to turn on their displays when you lift your wrist, as well as to ensure you’ve properly washed your hand . But thanks to the work of a joint team of researchers at Cornell Unversity and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, future wearables could offer more nuanced

After numerous rejections, Struck’s dating app for the Co-Star crowd hits the App Store

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Founded by former Apple engineers, a new app called Struck wants to be the Tinder for the Co-Star crowd. In other words, it’s an astrology-based matchmaker. But it took close to 10 attempts over several months for the startup to get its app approved by Apple for inclusion in the App Store. In nearly every rejection, app reviewers flagged the app as “spam” either due to its use of astrology or, on

SpaceX successfully catches both fairing halves for the first time on its latest launch

SpaceX Falcon SK NASA
500+TechCrunch / 8h
SpaceX has managed a first – catching both halves of the fairing used on one of its Falcon 9 rocket launches, according to CEO and founder Elon Mus k. The fairing is a two-piece protective cover that surrounds the cargo on the launch vehicle as it ascends through Earth’s atmosphere on its way to space. SpaceX has been attempting to recover the fairing using two ships equipped with special nets de

These are the best Hilton hotels for a local getaway

20The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. Any offers or benefits mentioned below are subject to change at any time, and may no longer be avail

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet movie delayed again, this time indefinitely

Christopher Nolan Tenet
SlashGear / 9h
The upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, a title that is expected to be one of the year’s biggest films, has been delayed once again. Originally scheduled for release in July, the movie was later bumped to August amid a larger reshuffle caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Warner Bros. has made the decision to delay the movie yet again, but this … Continue reading

Another cruise line shuts down as COVID’s impact on industry grows

89The Points Guy / 9h
The coronavirus crisis has claimed another cruise line . U.K.-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages shut down Monday after days of scrambling to find emergency funding. Representatives from financial consultancy firm Duff & Phelps have been appointed as administrators for the line, according to a notice posted Monday on the company’s website. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s ne

Daily Crunch: COVID-19 vaccine trials show promise

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Vaccine researchers have some good news, Google Maps adds end-to-end bikesharing directions and Roblox launches a new virtual event platform. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 20, 2020. The big story: COVID-19 vaccine trials show promise Two vaccine trials — one conducted at the University of Oxford, and another by researchers in Wuhan — both had promising results , with a vaccine leading to an i

Treasure8 adds Chris Cowart to its executive team as it renews pushing its tech to reduce food waste

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Chris Cowart, the longtime IDEO product designer, Singularity University faculty member and consultant to a variety of venture firms and tech projects, is joining the food preservation technology developer Treasure8 as its new chief innovation and strategy officer, according to a post on LinkedIn. “In the last three years food has come to the fore as a theme,” said Cowart in an interview with Tec

iPhone deal at Best Buy: save $100 on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Best Buy's iPhone deal includes a $100 price cut on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max with qualified activation from Verizon.

Missouri's Governor Says Kids Will Get Coronavirus In School, Deal With It

200+Gizmodo / 9h
School districts across the nation are deciding if they want to return to in-person or distance learning in the fall, and it seems like politicians remain decidedly split on the matter. While California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced certain districts would not be allowed to re-open their schools… Read more...

Alison Brie and Dave Franco on how they make each other better filmmakers

48Mashable / 9h
Alison Brie and Dave Franco talk about how they inspire and support each other while working together on their new film, "The Rental." Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Community , Dave Franco , and Alison Brie

One of the Lead Engineers Behind the Pixel Camera Just Surfaced at Adobe

Google Pixel Adobe
Gizmodo / 9h
After quietly leaving Google in March of this year, one of the lead engineers behind the development of the Pixel Camera—Marc Levoy—has just surfaced at Adobe. Read more...

No, you probably won't have to 'rip out' most of your PC to use the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti

Nvidia Ampere GeForce
62TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
There's a rumor floating around that you'll need an all-new 12-pin power connector to use the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, but it's less likely than you may think.

Keep Your Passwords Safe and Handy With 50% Off a Year of Dashlane

Futurism / 9h
Protecting your password has never been more important . 2019 alone underlined that with a disastrous breach of Marriott’s system that revealed the information of 383 million guests . And it has just gotten worse from there, and for a few reasons. First, bad passwords are epidemic. So epidemic, in fact, that Microsoft keeps a rolling blacklist of bad passwords that you can’t use on any Microsoft

SpaceX successfully launches ANASIS-II satellite and breaks booster turnaround record

SpaceX Falcon SK NASA
400+TechCrunch / 9h
SpaceX has completed another successful launch, this time on behalf of Lockheed Martin and its client South Korea. The payload is ANASIS-II, a dedicated military communications satellite (South Korea’s first), which the nation will use to help safeguard its national security. The Falcon 9 carrying the ANASIS-II lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 5:30 PM EDT (2:30 PM PDT) on Monday, usin

Crooks have acquired proprietary Diebold software to “jackpot” ATMs

200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Shannon Prickett / Flickr ) Diebold Nixdorf, which had sales of $3.3 billion from ATM sales and service last year, is warning stores, banks, and other customers of a new hardware-based form of “jackpotting,” the industry term for attacks that thieves use to quickly empty ATMs. The new variation uses a device that runs parts of the company’s proprietary software stack. Attackers t

Star Trek Tricorder replica teased with real data and scanning tools

54SlashGear / 9h
The Tricorder device from the Star Trek universe is about to become a real product, at least according to an announcement from CBS Entertainment. The product will come from The Wand Company, which states that it is currently developing the Tricorder replica based on the model seen in The Original Series. The company teases that its product will be fully … Continue reading

Build Your Own Peloton-Style Exercise Bike and Save Money

100+Lifehacker / 9h
While biking outdoors is on the lower end of the coronavirus risk spectrum , getting an indoor exercise bike has definitely become a more appealing prospect these past few months. In the video above, I decide to build my own exercise bike rather than spend over $2,000 on a Peloton. Read more...

Teaching Robots There Are No Toilets in the Kitchen Makes Them Better at Navigating a House

Gizmodo / 9h
If you’re visiting a friend and find yourself sleepily stumbling through their house in the middle of the night, basic common sense tells you that if you see a fridge, you’re probably in their kitchen. But a toilet? More than likely you’re in a bathroom. It’s a common sense approach to navigation that robots are… Read more...

'Cursed' falls short of fantasy in a waterlogged Season 1

24Mashable / 9h
It was only a matter of time before some interpretation of Arthurian legend appeared in the post– Game of Thrones scrabble for fantasy television. The images of Excalibur, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin, and the Lady of the Lake are backed by well known myths that have been written for stage and screen countless times, and so like clockwork Cursed has appeared to write their origins for a

New phishing campaign targets enterprise cloud services

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new phishing campaign had been spotted in the wild which uses a number of different techniques to appear legitimate to enterprise users.

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71Gizmodo / 10h
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Get your first (low-resolution) look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 G.
32Ars Technica / 10h
The low-rez official image. [credit: Ice universe ] Samsung is cooking up a sequel to its nearly $2,000 foldable tablet/phone hybrid, the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Well-known Samsung leaker Ice universe posted the first official render, albeit in a blurry, low-resolution form, but it's good enough to get some information out of. The photo shows two Fold2's stacked on top of each other, with the top on

thefugitivesaint:Joseph Sattler (1867-1931), ‘The Dance of...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
thefugitivesaint : Joseph Sattler (1867-1931), ‘The Dance of Death’, “Modern Illustration” by Joseph Pennell, 1895 Source

Warner Bros. Will Let Film Crews Anonymously Report On-Set Coronavirus Safety Violations

Gizmodo / 10h
As studios grapple with the impact of coronavirus on the entertainment industry at large, Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to roll out an anonymous reporting system in the United Kingdom that would allow workers on production sets to flag violations of covid-19 safety protocols. Read more...

Avoid These 'No-Log' VPN Services That Leaked Millions of Users' Data

Hong Kong VPN IP Data
100+Lifehacker / 10h
I wish we didn’t need VPNs, but they can be a necessary part of a balanced data security breakfast. ISPs, governments, advertisers and even individuals keen on knowing what you do online can find ways to easily track your browsing data. VPNs make doing so harder (but hardly impossible) by obfuscating your connection… Read more...

Other Airlines Will Furlough Thousands While Southwest Got 28% Of Staff To Take Leaves Or Retire

38View from the Wing / 10h
With United warning of possibly furloughing up to 40% of employees and doing something similar it's worth underscoring just how successful it appears Southwest Airlines to be as it works to reach a goal of not furloughing anyone at all. Southwest Airlines has made the most generous offer to its employees to take an 'early out' or an extended leave. Continue reading ...

Wyze Person Detection is coming back, but with a huge change

SlashGear / 10h
Last year, Wyze announced that it was removing Person Detection from its Wyze Cam after a disagreement with the company that powered the feature. Ultimately, Wyze removed the feature in January, but said that this was merely a temporary measure and that the feature would be returning someday. Wyze is about ready to send Person Detection live again, but there’s … Continue reading

You can now redeem Chase, Citi and Amex points for charity — here’s how

The Points Guy / 10h
Travel as we once knew it has changed. Destinations — and the means to get to them — remain limited for the foreseeable future . However, that doesn’t mean you can’t put your hard-earned points to use right now. If you’re struggling to figure out how to maximize your credit card points — or sitting on a glut of them — consider making a donation to a cause you care about. Both Chase and Citi have

Adobe taps former Pixel exec to build a universal camera app

Google Pixel Adobe
100+Engadget / 10h
After leaving Google in March , Marc Levoy, the imaging expert who helped create some of the Pixel lineup's most important computational photography features, has landed at Adobe. In an email, the Photoshop-maker said Levoy will "spearhead company-wide technology initiatives focused on computational photography and emerging products, centered on the concept of a universal camera app." Precisely w

Uber's Algorithms Are Being Taken To Court

UK Uber Drivers EU
56Gizmodo / 10h
The algorithms that underlie most Silicon Valley bigwigs are usually locked up in the name of “protecting trade secrets,” but that’s an excuse that’s starting to wear a little thin in recent months. Maybe it’s because these companies are that much harder to regulate or compete against when we don’t ask them to reveal… Read more...

Southwest staff love the carrier so much, more than 25% are willing to leave to help it survive

400+The Points Guy / 10h
Southwest Airlines just got a leg up in its efforts to avoid the first-ever involuntary furloughs in its nearly 50-year history. Nearly 17,000 staff say they’re willing to leaving the carrier in order to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic. The Dallas-based carrier had nearly 28% of its staff, or 16,895 of its roughly 60,800 employees, agree to take either voluntary exit or extended unpaid t

Spider-Man: Miles Morales ‘Performance Mode’ revealed

Miles Morales P. Mode
SlashGear / 10h
Spider-Man: Miles Morales has the distinction of being one of the first games revealed for the PlayStation 5 as well as one of the console’s launch titles. Insomniac has slowly been releasing new details about the game since it was first revealed, and today, the company announced that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will offer a “Performance Mode” for those who want … Continue reading

Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Found Safe in UK Human Trial

Oxford AstraZeneca
200+Gizmodo / 11h
A study from the UK is the latest to provide some early hope for an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Earlier today, Oxford University researchers revealed the promising results from an early phase clinical trial of their vaccine candidate. The vaccine appeared to be safely tolerated in… Read more...

NASA’s latest podcast episode is all about Mars Perseverance rover

SlashGear / 11h
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has published the latest episode of its ‘Houston We Have a Podcast’ audio show, this one focusing on the space agency’s new Perseverance rover. NASA plans to launch the rover later this summer with the goal of landing it on Mars in February 2021, marking the latest machine the agency has put on the Red Planet. … Continue reading

Comic-Con 2020: The io9 Team Shares What They're Most Excited For

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It’s officially San Diego Comic-Con 2020! We might be charging up laptops in our PJs instead of hopping on flights and trains to Southern California, but we’re still gearing up for plenty of panels , cosplay , and, of course, exciting news. The io9 team got together (virtually) to chat about our hopes, fears, and… Read more...

Galaxy Note 20 almost certainly among 5 devices Samsung is unveiling August 5

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Samsung confirmed it's unveiling 5 devices at its Unpacked event on August 5 – which could be the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch 3, or others.

NASA Experiment: Radishes Could Probably Grow in Lunar Soil

500+Futurism / 11h
NASA scientist Max Coleman has been trying to figure out if it’s possible to grow radishes in lunar soil — in his kitchen. His goal is to figure out whether astronauts could one day grow their own food on the lunar surface — much like Matt Damon’s character in Ridley Scott’s 2015 film “The Martian.” Coleman chose radishes because “they have been used before in space, and they germinate very, very

Sweep up the Savings With $80 off a Dyson V8 Absolute Vacuum Cleaner

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Dyson V8 Absolute | $220 | Newegg

Daniel Tiger Will Soon Help Toddlers Understand the Pandemic

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Little kids have been able to look to many heroes for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. Sesame Street came through early on with a virtual pandemic playdate with Elmo and a COVID-19 town hall with CNN . LeVar Burton read to us. The New York Times’ science reporter even answered kids’ questions. But finally,… Read more...

You’ll be required to wear face masks at the nation’s largest hotel chains

31The Points Guy / 11h
The hotel industry has unified around a new set of guidelines for hotel guests released late last week by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). It calls for, among other best practices, a face-covering requirement for guests in public spaces. While the country’s major hotel chains have required staff to wear masks for months, they are finally turning their attention toward guests. An

The Internet of Things Is the Future and This Training Can Help You Master It

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The devices that we interact with every single day are getting smarter. Sure, you already know that your current phone is better than your last one. But think of the appliances in your kitchen, your car, your grocery store. Just about every device is getting loaded up with internet connectivity and new features that you wouldn’t have dreamed of in years prior. That development is the emergence of

Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

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Being owned by Microsoft , you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office . But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main competitors: Amazon. That’s about to change, however. According to CNBC , Mojang plans to migrate Minecraft away from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and over

The former Pixel camera guru is now building something mysterious for Adobe

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SlashGear / 11h
Google’s former computational photography expert, who developed the cutting-edge camera software tech in the Pixel 4, has quietly joined Adobe, it’s been confirmed today. Marc Levoy spent around six years at Google, driving the company’s work on software solutions for faux-bokeh, low-light photography, and other clever software tricks. It was time well spent, too. While other Android phone-makers

How the geometry of ancient habitats may have influenced human brain evolution

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may have helped give rise to planning circuits in the brain. Rife with obstacles and occlusions, terrestrial environments gave prey spaces to hide and predators cover for sneak attacks. There's a pivotal scene in the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and a company of dwarves are chased by orcs through a classic New Zealand

Automate PPP Loan Forgiveness With This Free Tool

99Lifehacker / 11h
If you applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you may be eager to see if your small business qualifies for loan forgiveness . The program, which encourages companies to keep their employees on the payroll, has offered forgivable loans up to $10 million. Today, the American Institute of CPAs… Read more...

COVID takes out another cruising icon: The world’s first ‘megaship’ appears headed for the scrappers

500+The Points Guy / 11h
One of the most famous ships in the history of modern cruising appears headed for the scrappers. Pullmantur Cruises’ Sovereign — an iconic vessel that for years sailed for Royal Caribbean as Sovereign of the Seas — has filed a voyage plan for ship-scrapping town Aliaga, Turkey . On Monday, ship tracking sites showed the 2,282-passenger vessel sailing eastward from the Mediterranean island nation

Grab a Pair of Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo Headphones for $33

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'Hamilton' deleted songs: How to put them back in the narrative

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This face mask is designed to keep you cool — Future Blink

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Breeze is an anti-pollution mask that uses evaporative cooling for the summer months. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Summer , Face Mask , and Future Blink

New diet guidelines report emphasizes vital nutrient Americans lack

45SlashGear / 12h
Americans aren’t getting enough of a vital nutrient, a new dietary guidelines report warns, something that is particularly risky for pregnant women and growing children. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the warning bells about this issue — earlier this year, for example, a study warned that vegetarians and vegans struggle to get enough of this nutrient, putting them … Continue reading

Google Coronavirus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

500+NYT > Technology / 12h
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.

New Map of the Universe Fills in Some ‘Troublesome’ Gaps

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An international consortium has compiled the most comprehensive 3D map of the observable cosmos to date, significantly improving our understanding of cosmological history while raising new questions about the fundamental laws that govern the universe. Read more...

TV news reporter dies after being ejected from Revel moped

100+Mashable / 12h
A local news reporter died after being thrown off a Revel electric moped in New York City. According to a police spokesperson who spoke to Gothamist , CBS 2 New York television reporter Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on the back of a Revel moped in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday. Detective Denise Moroney told Gothamist that the vehicle’s driver suddenly “swerved for an unknown reason,” at

Marriott Will Require All Guests To Wear Face Masks

500+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Several weeks ago, virtually all major hotel chains announced that employees at hotels would have to wear masks. Now that requirement is being extended to guests as well, at least at the world’s largest hotel group. Marriott will require guests to wear masks As of July 27, 2020, Marriott will require guests at all US properties to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces . Here’s a video m

OnePlus Buds, charging cases leak ahead of expected reveal

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SlashGear / 12h
Just last week, OnePlus confirmed that it’s working on a new pair of wireless earbuds called, appropriately, OnePlus Buds. At the time of that reveal, OnePlus didn’t show off the earbuds themselves, but now just a week later we’re seeing them in the flesh (or at least the plastic) thanks to the appearance of a new companion app for them. … Continue reading

Schedule Downloads on Android With This Chrome Flag

39Lifehacker / 12h
Whenever I have to make a download something big using my phone—or, really, download anything to my phone—I always have weigh the question of “Will this burn through too much of my data plan?” against “How badly do I need this app (or game, or video) right now?” Read more...

From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery

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Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor An optimistic view of deepfakes Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them In the blink of an eye, millennials, moms and grandpa

The Technocratic Danger of Al Gore’s New Venture to Track Carbon Pollution in Real-Time

64Gizmodo / 12h
For the first time ever, the world will have technology to track greenhouse gas emissions in near real-time. That’s the promise of Climate TRACE, a coalition of nine organizations led by former Vice President Al Gore. Read more...

Best free and public DNS servers in 2020

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Using an alternative DNS can have many benefits, particularly if you pick a good one.

Pack for Your Next Hiking Trip in a Mystery Ranch Mission Rover, Now $50 off at Huckberry

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Mystery Ranch Mission Rover | $130 | Huckberry

CMU and Facebook AI Research use machine learning to teach robots to navigate by recognizing objects

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Carnegie Mellon today showed off new research into the world of robotic navigation. With help from the team at Facebook AI Research (FAIR), the university has designed a semantic navigation that helps robots navigate around by recognizing familiar objects. The SemExp system, which beat out Samsung to take first place in a recent Habitat ObjectNav Challenge, utilizes machine learning to train the

Delta is short on flight attendants, even as it warns of possible furloughs

200+The Points Guy / 12h
Flyers on Delta Air Lines faced an uptick in delays and cancellations this past weekend as the carrier struggled with too few flight attendants — even as the carrier is warning of potential furloughs this fall. More flights on the Atlanta-based carrier were delayed or cancelled July 17-19 weekend of than on many of its largest competitors, including American Airlines and United Airlines, accordin

Google Maps just made it way easier to rent a bike in 10 cities

Google Maps 10 New
100+Mashable / 12h
Google Maps is making it easier to find a bike ride. Starting Monday, Google Maps' bicycling directions will list bike-share services as a route option. You'll be able to see the nearest station, where you can drop off the bike near your destination, and how many bicycles are available. The bike-share listings will start in 10 cities: Chicago (Divvy/Lyft) New York City (Citi Bike/Lyft) San Franci

Best domain registrars in 2020

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Save money and hassle by using one of these top-notch domain registrars

How to approach your IPO stock

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Peyton Carr Contributor Peyton Carr is a financial advisor to founders, entrepreneurs and their families, helping them with planning and investing. He is a managing director of Keystone Global Partners . More posts by this contributor How to build or invest in a startup without paying capital gains tax Make a personal plan for your exit or IPO Companies like Uber, Lyft, Beyond Meat, Peloton, Slac

‘Edtech is no longer optional’: Investors’ deep dive into the future of the market

100+TechCrunch / 12h
One reason some venture capitalists and founders don’t enter edtech is because the space has a sluggish stereotype, thanks to red tape, slow sales cycles, and, in America, a fragmented customer base. But data suggests that edtech’s reputation is not entirely earned. Byju’s is India’s second-most-valuable company . Since 2013, there have been 300 acquisitions in the space . And if you only underst

As U.S. Airlines Cut, Air Canada Introduces Celebrity Chef Meals In Coach

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Airlines are differentiating their approaches to the pandemic. Offering a better experience is a key strategy to winning business away from other airlines. For U.S. consumers who do not live in an international gateway city, a connection is required. And as Air Canada brings U.S. flights back online, this matters because they've historically been the foreign carrier serving the most U.S. destinat

Clover Health expands its coverage to eight states and triples its footprint

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Clover Health , the medicare advantage health insurance provider for older Americans, said it will triple its geographic coverage through an expansion to eight states. The company is adding Mississippi to its roster of states covered under its insurance plans and will expand its footprint in a number of states it already operates within. The company said it would be adding 74 new counties in Ariz

Big Windows 10 changes could be coming as Microsoft prepares next big release

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Microsoft may release Windows 10 updates in the fall and Windows 10X updates in the spring going forward.

New Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leaks Russian connection

SlashGear / 12h
The Call of Duty game series is a known not only for its entertaining gameplay and ravenous fans of all ages, but for its zombies. There are zombies in Call of Duty, if you choose to fight said zombies. In the latest version of the game, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020), a leaked bit of data showed … Continue reading

How to Enable Chrome’s New Autofill Logins on Android

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55Lifehacker / 12h
Amid growing anti-Chrome sentiment , there’s still one thing the browser’s good for: convenience. And now, Chrome’s built-in password storing feature is getting upgraded with a new autofill option on Android. Read more...

Google Virus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

500+NYT > Technology / 12h
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.

SpaceX sets a turnaround record, flying the same rocket in 51 days [Updated]

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500+Ars Technica / 12h
A Falcon 9 rocket launches on Monday carrying the Anasis 2 satellite into orbit. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 5:45pm ET Monday Update : After waiting 30 minutes for a stray shower to clear the launch pad, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully on Monday, carrying a Korean communications satellite into space. The first stage then executed a successful landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean