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One of the first ships to resume cruising is having a COVID outbreak

500+The Points Guy / 2h
On second thought, maybe it was too soon. One of the first cruise ships in the world to resume sailing since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to departures in March is experiencing an outbreak of the illness that has already sent people to the hospital. Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten late Friday said four crew members from the 535-passenger Roald Amundsen were admitted to th

Beyoncé drops breathtaking 'Black Is King' visual album with cameos from all the family

Beyoncé Black Is King
6KMashable / 12h
The day has arrived. Beyoncé has bestowed another gift on the world in the form of a breathtakingly beautiful visual album called Black Is King . In just over one hour and 19 minutes, the Grammy-winning artist takes us on a mesmerising journey, reimagining her album The Gift released in July 2019 as a soundtrack for Disney's recreation of The Lion King . The film — now available to stream on Disn

Hundreds of Kids in Georgia Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Summer Camp

2KGizmodo / 3h
A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to the growing concern over how safe it will be to reopen schools in the U.S. during the current pandemic. It details an outbreak of covid-19 at an overnight summer camp in Georgia this past June, in which hundreds of children of all ages and… Read more...

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PokimaneBoyfriend and the Scandalous Reign of Drama YouTube

Wired / 9min
This week, Twitch streamer Pokimane demonstrated how to expertly handle the internet drama industrial complex.

CVS Pharmacy taps PayPal and Venmo to offer touch-free payments

Cvs PayPal Venmo Q2
SlashGear / 18min
CVS Pharmacy has tapped PayPal and Venmo to offer touch-free payments in its stores, the companies have announced. There’s an obvious reason for using contactless payments — you don’t need to expose yourself to someone else’s germs in order to pay for your goods, something particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic. The new checkout ‘experience’ is coming to more than … Continue readi

How the Alleged Twitter Hackers Got Caught

17 Florida Twitter
44Wired / 28min
Bitcoin payments and IP addresses led investigators to two of the alleged perpetrators in just over two weeks.

Disrupt 2020 early-bird savings extended until next week

100+TechCrunch / 38min
Even the hard-charging world of early-stage startups has its share of procrastinators, lollygaggers, slow-pokes, wafflers and last-minute decision makers. If that’s your demographic, today is your lucky day. You now have an extra week (courtesy of Saint Expeditus , the patron saint of procrastinators), to score early-bird savings to Disrupt 2020 , which takes place September 14-18. Buy your pass

Linux users, beware: TrickBot malware is no longer Windows-exclusive

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
TrickBot continues to evolve from a simple banking trojan as its creators add new functionality.

How to clean your sex toys, according to three experts

Mashable / 46min
Whether you've just purchased your first vibrator or are a seasoned dildo user, it's important to learn how to properly care for it. One major safety precaution you need to take — before both solo and partner play — is to clean your sex toy. While it may not sound sexy, cleaning your toys is essential. "Pleasure products can help you embrace confidence, help navigate intimate desires and boundari

This Was Not His Design: Bryan Fuller's Hannibal Could Have Been Hugh Grant

100+Gizmodo / 51min
It’s not an overstatement to say that Hannibal , Bryan Fuller’s nouveau gothic drama take on the Hannibal Lecter mythos, made Mads Mikkelsen ’s career in Hollywood. But casting a nearly unknown Danish actor for a lead role in a prime-time network drama is not easy, as Fuller will tell you. And it took NBC some time to… Read more...

Moment's Drone Accessories Keep Your Photos Shiny and Your UAV Intact, Assuming You Can Find a Place to Fly

Gizmodo / 51min
15% off Drone Accessories | Moment | Promo Code MomentDrones Read more...

Android malware posing as Covid-19 contact tracing apps

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
Cybercriminals are using contact tracing apps to infect unsuspecting users with malware.

Canon denies that the Canon EOS R5 has been delayed or could be recalled

the Canon EOS R5 This Week
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 56min
The Canon EOS R5 has no delays relating to reported to overheating issues nor any plans for a recall, according to the camera giant.

The Best Guitars for Beginners, According to Our Readers

20Lifehacker / 59min
Holy shit: A lot of you really like the guitar. There were so. many. passionate and helpful responses to our call for the best guitar for beginners . I didn’t bargain for a master class in purchasing your first axe, but that’s exactly what I got, and I implore anyone exploring guitar to go check out all the wonderful… Read more...

American’s Best International Routes Are Mexico, Caribbean, and South America

View from the Wing / 1h
Throughout the Covid pandemic American Airlines has focused on connecting flights through its Charlotte and Dallas hubs. It's pulled back in other markets, like Los Angeles which will no longer be its primary transpacific gateway and New York which was hit by the virus early and now faces travel restrictions (quarantines) for people coming from much of the country. The airline's Miami hub, though

Office 365 phishing scam uses Google Ad domains to evade security

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Cofense has discovered yet another phishing campaign that tries to steal users' Office 365 credentials.

More quickly than anyone expected, NASA embraces reuse for human flights

NASA Crew Dragon Earth
33Ars Technica / 1h
Crew Dragon is shown docked to the Harmony module on the International Space Station. [credit: NASA ] Weather permitting, SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Forecasters are closely watching conditions due to Hurricane Isaias but are hopeful the mission will find calm seas and light winds offshore from the Florida Panhandle. Unlike the Apollo missions

YouTube ditches community captions because they’re rarely used

SlashGear / 1h
Google has announced that it is getting rid of YouTube’s Community Contributions feature because it is hardly ever used on videos and when these captions are present, they’re often low-quality, spammy, or otherwise problematic. These captions aren’t going away immediately, however, with YouTube giving its users time to switch their videos to other caption options. If you’re unfamiliar with YouTub

As COVID-19 rages around the globe, other infectious diseases shrink away

41Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A masked pedestrian crosses an empty street at a usually busy intersection in the Central Business District on February 3, 2020, in Beijing, China. (credit: Getty | Keven Frayer ) Reports of influenza and a host of other infectious diseases have plummeted as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven people into lockdowns. In many places, social distancing measures aimed at curbing the spread of

Rockets vs Mavericks live stream: how to watch today's NBA online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The NBA returns and our guide will help you get a Rockets vs Mavericks live stream online tonight.

Google tightens its ad misinformation policies ahead of the election

70Engadget / 2h
Google has announced it’s strengthening its ad policy in an attempt to counter inaccurate information ahead of the November election. Under the policy changes, advertisers who work together to conceal their identities and distribute misinformation and those who use illegally obtained information will be banned on Google and YouTube, said Google spokeswoman Charlotte Smith. Both changes, which go

Twitter survey reveals the subscription options it’s eyeing, including an ‘Undo Send’ button

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Earlier this month, Twitter told investors it’s considering a subscription model as a means of generating additional revenue to support its business. Now we know what sort of value-add features Twitter may be eyeing. In a new survey, the company asks users to evaluate paid features like “undo send” (an alternative to an edit button), as well as other ideas like custom colors, the ability to publi

Red Sox vs Yankees live stream: how to watch MLB's fiercest rivalry from anywhere

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
All bets are off when AL East rivals Boston and New York clash - here's how to watch a Red Sox vs Yankees live stream and catch the entire MLB series online.

Even as cloud infrastructure growth slows, revenue rises over $30B for quarter

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The cloud market is coming into its own during the pandemic as the novel coronavirus forced many companies to accelerate plans to move to the cloud, even while the market was beginning to mature on its own. This week, the big three cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — all reported their earnings, and while the numbers showed that growth was beginning to slow down, revenue

'The Office' will stream on Peacock with exclusive new content

48Mashable / 3h
If you're already preparing for The Office to leave Netflix and move to NBC's Peacock , get ready for a whole new viewing experience. According to Bloomberg , The Office will arrive on Peacock in January 2021 with new, unreleased material. “We will be reintroducing The Office in a more complete way, incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast,” Peacock and NBCUniversal Dig

How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era

84TechCrunch / 3h
Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors. The Palo Alto-based VC firm is banking on the future with investments in capital-intensive and technically complex pursuits, including robotics, autonomous driving,

Despite controversy, Netflix is adding video speed controls on mobile

SlashGear / 3h
Despite the controversy in the creative community regarding video speed adjustment features, Netflix has decided to move ahead and give its users this option — at least those who watch on an Android phone or tablet. With this option, users will be able to speed up or slow down the rate at which content plays, making it possible to get … Continue reading

The X2 Cast Allegedly Almost Quit the Marvel Film Over Bryan Singer

200+Gizmodo / 3h
Director Bryan Singer became a name in Hollywood after The Usual Suspects but shot to fame after taking on the X-Men franchise. Years later, and after years of rumors of Singer allegedly sexually abusing a number of young men, a damning Atlantic report was released in which four men detailed their personal experiences… Read more...

September Will Be Worse Than June For Airlines

View from the Wing / 3h
Summer is traditionally peak season when airlines are the busiest. It's heavy leisure travel season, when people fly internationally to Europe and beyond. And that season ends around Labor Day. Yet air travel this summer has plateaued around 25% of last year's passenger volumes. Throughout June things were improving for domestic flying, at least, but the recovery in air travel largely ended after

Microsoft confirms free 'Halo Infinite' multiplayer running at 120FPS

343 Halo Infinite Xbox
400+Engadget / 3h
After a leak from an Irish retailer gave up the goods , Microsoft has confirmed the news — Halo Infinite will include a free-to-play multiplayer mode, and it’s running at 120FPS. This news wasn’t revealed during last week’s Xbox Series X gameplay showcase that disappointed many gamers with the state of its graphics, but maybe it’s enough to reinvigorate some fans of the FPS. The development team

Celtics vs Bucks live stream: how to watch the NBA tonight from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Two of the East's biggest teams collide tonight - and it's couldn't be easier to watch the NBA online. Here's how to get a Celtics vs Bucks live stream right now.

Use Windows Hello to Make Online Shopping Faster in Chrome

42Lifehacker / 4h
It can be a pain having to type in your credit card number and CVC code whenever you’re shopping online. However, saving this information in your browser with insufficient security to conceal it is also a bad move. To solve this, consider using Windows Hello with Google Chrome—a quick and easy way to buy stuff in a… Read more...

Coca-Cola plans hybrid drink that blends ‘authentic’ Coke flavor with coffee

Coca-Cola Coke Coffee
SlashGear / 4h
A day after its hard seltzer announcement, the Coca-Cola Company has returned to reveal that it will soon release a ‘hybrid’ beverage combining the ‘authentic’ flavor of its cola product with coffee. Unlike the Topo Chico drink, which will be launched this year in a limited number of cities, Coca-Cola says it plans to make its new coffee beverage available … Continue reading

Using pristine Southern Ocean air to estimate pre-industrial pollution

24Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Long lines called "cloud streets" forming off the edge of Antarctic sea ice. (credit: NASA EO ) One of the lesser-known scientific complications that makes assessing human-caused climate change a hassle is that it isn’t all about greenhouse gases. Emissions of aerosols—tiny atmospheric particles from a variety of sources that scatter sunlight back to space, for example—have acted to off

Beyoncé's 'Black is King' shows everything the light touches is our kingdom

Beyoncé Black Is King
100+Mashable / 4h
Truly great stories can be told without specifics. They survive not because of the specific words used to recount them, but because their characters, arcs, and lessons are universal The Lion King is a story about talking safari animals, but Simba’s journey of being shamefully forced from his home, losing his identity, and returning to take his place in the circle of life is packed with powerful t

Neurologists warn of the danger of “stem cell tourism”

74Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / Skeletal stem cells are shown here in red. (credit: Noriaki Ono ) Stem cells hold the promise of helping us repair tissues damaged by disease or injury. But outside of bone marrow stem cells, the practice remains largely a promise, as we're just starting clinical trials to determine if we can use these cells effectively. But that hasn't stopped people from offering stem cell "treatments

Rocket Lab clear to launch again after first mission failure attributed to electrical fault

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Rocket Lab has received clearance to launch from the FAA following the failure of its Electron rocket on July 4 and the loss of the half-dozen satellites on board. “This was a very, very sneaky and tricky issue,” said CEO Peter Beck. “However, the issue is well understood by the team. We’re really looking forward to getting back on the pad.” The failure, Beck explained on a call with press, was n

Prep and organize your whole meal with this handy kitchen tool — Future Blink

52Mashable / 4h
‘Prepdeck’ is designed to make meal prep easy and more efficient. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Culture , Food Preparation , Cooking Gadget , and Future Blink

Three Charged in the Single Worst Hack in Twitter's History [Updated]

17 Florida Twitter
200+Gizmodo / 4h
Earlier this month a number of Twitter accounts belonging to prominent, highly-followed individuals like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos were compromised , seemingly to defraud strangers out of bitcoin. Unfettered access to potentially sensitive information contained therein generated… Read more...

Darth Vader Is Letting the Past Die

100+Gizmodo / 4h
When Ahsoka Tano faces Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels , there is a moment when the Dark Lord growls to his former apprentice “Anakin Skywalker was weak, and I destroyed him .” But for all his confidence there, Marvel Comics is telling a much longer, more tragic tale of how Darth Vader pushed aside his former self. Read more...

Air Canada threatens to cancel Airbus A220 order if government doesn’t ease restrictions

51The Points Guy / 4h
Air Canada is fed up with the Canadian government’s travel restrictions and is threatening to cancel its order for the made-in-Canada Airbus A220 to get them eased. A combination of international arrival restrictions, including the closure of the U.S.-Canada border, plus internal restrictions and quarantines has hit the Montreal-based carrier hard, said Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu during a sec

How to Know if There’s Too Much Cash in Your Savings Account

100+Lifehacker / 4h
As our country wrestles with new coronavirus outbreaks , the economy continues its downward slump . This week’s announcement from the Federal Reserve was bad news for savers—who may already be antsy about low interest rates and where to stash their cash, according to a new Bloomberg report . Read more...

These bendable hangers can hang any article of clothing — Future Blink

48Mashable / 4h
'Hangio' hangers are made from durable materials that can mold to fit your clothes and keep them from being stretched out or slipping off. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Clothing , Eco Friendly , and Future Blink

What Happens When You Abandon Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island

Animal Crossing Nintendo
400+Lifehacker / 4h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game that demands attention. The way it’s structured, you’re supposed to play every day, or at least check in to see what’s up. Like brushing your teeth or taking out the trash, Animal Crossing is, at its core, a chore. So what happens if you forget to do that chore for two months? Read more...

Save up to 43% on Anker Charging Products, Today Only

56Lifehacker / 4h
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Poacher Who Killed a Rare Gorilla Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

90Gizmodo / 4h
In Uganda, a man was just sentenced to prison for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla last month in a landmark decision for wildlife. Read more...

Facebook CEO gets grilled over VPN fiasco

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg deflected questions about the company's VPN app at a recent House Judiciary hearing.

Microsoft pulls plug on consumer Cortana: Invoke and app shutdown roadmap

Microsoft Cortana Kardon
SlashGear / 4h
As Microsoft continues to narrow Cortana’s scope and turn it into an AI assistant that’s primarily used in Microsoft 365, the company has made the decision to drop pretty much all of Cortana’s consumer integrations. Today, Microsoft outlined a roadmap for Cortana’s end of support, and it begins in September with the company pulling the plug on all third-party Cortana … Continue reading

Red Hat and CentOS systems aren’t booting due to BootHole patches

100+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Security updates intended to patch the BootHole UEFI vulnerability are rendering some Linux systems unable to boot at all. (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Early this morning, an urgent bug showed up at Red Hat's bugzilla bug tracker—a user discovered that the RHSA_2020:3216 grub2 security update and RHSA-2020:3218 kernel security update rendered an RHEL 8.2 system unbootable. The bug was repor

Use Your Chair for a Home Workout

64Lifehacker / 5h
Welcome to the last of our fitness challenge posts for the month. I hope you’ve enjoyed these mini breaks from your day, even though they’re sometimes a little silly. Today, I have a challenge that’s even sillier: put something other than your butt on your chair. Read more...

JetBlue launches Pennies for Points: Should you “buy” points for 2 cents apiece?

The Points Guy / 5h
Credit card issuers have been getting creative in how they can retain cardholder value during the pandemic. In the past few months, we’ve seen dozens of limited-time credit card perks , including elevated bonus categories, statement credits and more. Now, JetBlue is back with another one of these perks for select JetBlue Plus cardholders with the launch of Pennies for Points. Pennies for Points g

Make a Dark and Moody Whiskey Lemonade With Cassis

95Lifehacker / 5h
My bar cart is a crowded, chaotic piece of furniture. At the front, we have the stuff I use on a near-constant basis—gin, Campari, bourbon, and rye—but things get little more esoteric towards the back. As you make your way deeper into my collection of ethanol, you’ll find a lot of liqueurs and amari, including a… Read more...

Florida Teenager Is Charged as ‘Mastermind’ of Twitter Hack

Florida Twitter Hack
10KNYT > Technology / 5h
The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk. Two others were also charged.

Teen hacker charged with 30 felonies over huge Twitter bitcoin scam

17 Florida Twitter
31SlashGear / 5h
A 17-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, has reportedly been arrested over his alleged ‘mastermind’ role in the recent Twitter hack that compromised many high-profile accounts. The discovery was made by a local news agency that claims the teenager has been charged with 30 felonies, including ones involving fraudulent use of personal information and communications fraud. The discovery was made

Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

Gizmodo / 5h
While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon , it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo . Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet. Read more...

Microsoft will shut down the Cortana iOS and Android apps in 2021

Microsoft Cortana Android
200+Engadget / 5h
We already knew Cortana’s days as a consumer-facing digital assistant were numbered after Microsoft said earlier this year it would remove the AI from its Android launcher app . But the company has now detailed additional cuts that users are likely to feel more keenly. The changes won't happen all at once. To start, Microsoft will end support for third-party Cortana skills on September 7th, 2020.

Massive Twitter hack: 2 teens and a 22-year-old arrested

17 Florida Twitter
100+Mashable / 5h
UPDATE: July 31, 2020, 12:45 p.m. PDT The Department of Justice announced Friday that it had charged three people for perpetrating the Twitter hack. A joint law enforcement investigation in which authorities "followed the money" allowed them to identify a 19-year-old in the U.K., a 22-year-old in Orlando, FL, and a minor it declined to identify who is under the custody of local Florida authoritie

The leading arguments for a Microsoft-TikTok tie-up

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Here they are, ranked by how much weight we put behind them:

Florida teen charged as “mastermind” in Twitter hack hitting Biden, Bezos, and others

17 Florida Twitter
200+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Tom Raftery / Flickr ) Authorities on Friday charged three people with orchestrating this month's epic hack of Twitter and using it to generate more than $100,000 in a bitcoin scam promoted by hijacked accounts of politicians, executives, and celebrities. Federal prosecutors in San Francisco charged Mason Sheppard, 19, Nima Fazeli, 22, and an unnamed juvenile in the July 15 breac

The first US COVID-19 exposure tracing apps using Apple and Google’s system are coming

SlashGear / 5h
Google says the first COVID-19 contact tracing apps in the US should roll out in the next few weeks, several months after the search giant partnered with Apple on a cross-platform exposure notifications system. The technology, which the two firms offered to public health authorities, allows iOS and Android devices to securely check in with each other when within close … Continue reading

You’ve Never Seen Sneakers That Can Stand up to This Type of Abuse

Futurism / 5h
Indestructible Shoes have revolutionized the shoe industry over the last few years, changing the way people think about athletic and safety footwear. But if you don’t own a pair yet, or if you do, and you’d like an excuse to buy another pair, you’re in luck. Because Indestructible Shoes just released a trio of new styles, and these high-tech sneakers might just be their best ones yet . Traditiona

How to Keep Edge Chromium's Address Bar From Crashing the Browser

44Lifehacker / 5h
I thought I was losing my mind yesterday, but sometime around the afternoon (California time), I noticed that typing anything into Edge Chromium’s address bar was causing the browser to crash after a few keystrokes. Microsoft claims it fixed the issue, but it just happened to me again earlier today, so it’s time to… Read more...

HBO Is Safe on Fire TV—Kind Of

Max HBO Amazon Roku
37Gizmodo / 5h
In an apparent final-hour agreement between WarnerMedia and Amazon, Fire TV users will be able to continue streaming HBO. Read more...

Couples Are Using Technology to Repair Their Struggling Relationships

Futurism / 5h
Technology has been improving your life since the day you were born. It keeps you healthy. It keeps you safe. It keeps you entertained. Now, thanks to online relationship and marriage counseling platforms like ReGain , it’s even removing the traditional barriers to quality mental health care for couples in struggling relationships. All you have to do is let it. What Is ReGain? Image via Unsplash

Florida teen accused of being ‘mastermind’ behind celebrity Twitter hack

17 Florida Twitter
400+TechCrunch / 5h
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced today that he has filed 30 felony charges against a 17-year-old resident of Tampa, Florida, who was described by Warren’s office as “the mastermind of the recent hack of Twitter .” The hack in question occurred earlier this month and involved high-profile Twitter users like Apple, Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Barack Obama, whose accounts all posted

First US apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in ‘coming weeks’

EN US Google Apple
100+TechCrunch / 5h
Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke provided an update about the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) that Google developed in partnership with Apple as a way to help public health authorities supplement contact-tracing efforts with a connected solution that preserves privacy while alerting people of potential exposure to confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the update, Burke notes that the

Human sperm swim more like otters than eels, study finds

Apple Map 3D
200+Ars Technica / 5h
For more than 300 years, most scientists have assumed that sperm "swim" through fluids by wriggling their tails back and forth like eels to propel themselves forward. But according to a new paper in Science Advances, this is actually an optical illusion—the result of viewing the creatures from above with 2D microscopes. New observations with 3D microscopy have revealed that human sperm actually r

Delightree raises $3M to help franchise business owners simplify their operations

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Owning one brick-and-mortar business seems complicated enough. But running multiple locations? For many owners, that’s a constant juggling act of phone calls, check lists and driving back and forth from store to store. In the middle of a pandemic, it gets all the more complex. Delightree , a company out of the previous Alchemist Accelerator class , has raised $3 million to build a tool hyper-focu

Netflix confirms it's adding playback speed controls to its Android app

100+Engadget / 5h
Starting tomorrow, Netflix will let some Android users control the playback speeds of their videos, The Verge reports . The feature, which will roll out to more Android subscribers over the next few weeks, will let users slow down videos with 0.5x or 0.75x playback speeds, or speed things up with 1.25x and 1.5x options. Netflix also plans to test it on iOS and the web soon (there’s no mention of

[Roundup] As American Airlines Group Prepares To Lay Off Tens Of Thousands, They’re Holding A Hiring Open House Saturday

74View from the Wing / 6h
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 ...

Fare war: United and Alaska drop transcontinental business fares to $368 one-way

The Points Guy / 6h
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. JetBlue’s Mint effect is real. The airline is launching new transcontinental flights out of Newark (

The grind keeps going almost a year after the release of 'Grindstone'

20Mashable / 6h
Grindstone continues to be one of the best games on Apple Arcade, and its latest update dropped on Thursday to keep the grind going strong almost a year after its release. It's a puzzle game that doesn't quite feel like other popular mobile puzzle games. Instead of crushing candies or swapping gems, you control a beefy barbarian who delves further and further into a mountain, slicing up adorable,

Taylor Swift meme honors all the last great American dynasties

100+Mashable / 6h
It's been one week since Taylor Swift dropped her eighth studio album, folklore , and fans are still gushing over the 16 new tracks online. As people meticulously dissect lyrics and smile whenever they hear Swift drop the f-bomb , the album continues to inspire more and more memes . The latest comical folklore meme is based off of Track 3, titled, "the last great american dynasty." The track is s

Tampa teenager and two others arrested for Twitter Bitcoin hack

1KEngadget / 6h
Authorities in Tampa, Florida have arrested a 17-year-old for being the alleged “mastermind” behind the Twitter Bitcoin hack that targeted several high-profile accounts on July 15th, 2020. (Update: Two others have also been arrested. See below for more details). According to WFLA in Tampa, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has filed 30 felony charges against the teen, which include one co

Apply to Adopt a Mutt for National Mutt Day

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Dog lovers rejoice—it’s National Mutt Day! Created in 2005 by animal rights advocate Colleen Paige, the twice-a-year holiday (celebrated July 31 and December 2) is meant to celebrate the mixed-breed dogs in our lives. Read more...

A history of TCL's entry into smartphones

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
TCL has had a long history in the smartphone market, and it has all lead to an exciting future. Here's a trip down memory lane.

This 2TB Bad Boy Can Fit So Many Gigs in It, and It's $15 off Right Now

Gizmodo / 6h
Seagate 2TB External USB Hard Drive | $58 | B&H Photo Read more...

New Ford Bronco blasts through 150,000 reservations milestone

2021 Ford Bronco Argo
SlashGear / 6h
Ford is exploring whether it can increase production of its upcoming Bronco, after hitting more reservations for the new SUV than it perhaps expected to. The pre-order books opened up for Bronco reservations earlier in July, as the iconic truck nameplate returned for a 21st century reinterpretation of the vehicle. Indeed, the new Bronco won’t just be a single model, … Continue reading

GM teams up with EVgo to deploy more than 2,700 new DC fast chargers

GM General Motors EVgo
43Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / The new EVgo stations will be available to drivers starting in early 2021 and located in cities and suburbs. The chargers will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy and located in highly visible areas. (credit: General Motors ) On Friday, General Motors and the electric vehicle charging company EVgo announced they are partnering to beef up the nation's DC fast charging infrastructu

'The Umbrella Academy' cast break down their favorite Season 2 moments

36Mashable / 6h
Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aiden Gallagher, David Castañeda and Justin H. Min break down how their favorite Season 2 scenes were made. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Emmys , Season 2 , and The Umbrella Academy

Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

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300+TechCrunch / 6h
Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as

How Sperm 'Swim' May Be Nothing But an Optical Illusion

100+Gizmodo / 6h
An international group of scientists say their latest research will upturn one of the earliest scientific discoveries ever made about human sperm. In a new paper out Friday, they seem to show that sperm cells don’t propel themselves by simply flicking their tails back and forth, as is commonly believed. Rather, sperm… Read more...

How to Score Authentic Fyre Festival Gear

73Lifehacker / 6h
The 2017 Fyre Festival was, well, a dumpster fire and not really a festival at all. Pitched as an exclusive luxury music festival in the Bahamas co-organized by Ja Rule and hyped up by influencers like Kendall Jenner, the event turned out to be no more than a collection of disaster tents and sad cheese sandwiches. Read more...

Hmmm: Brazil Once Again Open To International Visitors

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Brazil sure is taking an interesting approach to once again welcoming tourists… Brazil’s borders are once again open Like so many countries around the world, Brazil largely closed its borders back in March, in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately much like in the US, the strategy didn’t work very well. Brazil has the second most confirmed coronavirus cases (2.6+ million) and als

New Hampshire Passes Law That Allows Flying Cars

2KFuturism / 6h
Live Free The famously libertarian state of New Hampshire just passed a law that’ll allow flying cars to drive on its roads — once you’re actually able to buy one, that is. “There was nothing on the books that would have allowed this type of vehicle on the road,” state representative Sherman Packard, a sponsor of the bill, told NHPR . “To allow them to even exist in New Hampshire we had to pass t

The best deals we found this week: MacBook Air, TCL Roku TVs and more

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74Engadget / 6h
This week is a good time to grab a new Apple laptop. Both Amazon and B&H Photo have the latest MacBook Air for $100 off, and those that need more power can grab the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon for $200 off. You also still have some time to buy the standard AirPods for just $129, and Best Buy has some of TCL’s newest Roku TVs for hundreds of dollars off. Here are the best deals from this

3 ways to improve sustainable travel today

32Mashable / 6h
Mashable's Social Good Summit panelists discuss techniques you can use today to maintain the environment no matter where you are in the world. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Electric Cars , Carbon Footprint , Social Good Summit , and Sustainable Living

China Is Giving People a COVID Vaccine That Isn’t Done Being Tested

2KFuturism / 6h
A letter sent out to employees of Chinese state-owned travel companies claims that two experimental coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective — despite not having completed phase three clinical trials, as Quartz reports . Phase three trials generally involve administering vaccine candidates to tens of thousands of participants, to establish their safety and effectiveness, before clearing them f

GeForce Now Finally Lets Users Automatically Sync Games With Their Steam Library

Gizmodo / 6h
Nvidia has given GeForce Now an easier way to search for compatible games with a new feature called Game Sync . Instead of scrolling through game categories in the main menu or typing game titles into the search bar, GeForce Now users can sync their Steam library with their account. Games will automatically appear… Read more...

Big Oil Has Never Lost This Much Money

79Gizmodo / 6h
It’s never been a worse time to be an oil company. Even the biggest of Big Oil firms are falling apart like shoddily built McMansions on a patch of quicksand. Read more...

8 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Shudder, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime this weekend

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New shows you can watch on Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video this weekend, including Host on Shudder, The Umbrella Academy season 2 and Muppets Now.

Microsoft Edge URL bar crash issue fixed: How to update

SlashGear / 7h
Microsoft Edge web browser had a bit of an issue with its primary URL bar system that caused the application to crash. Every time you tried to start entering a URL into the address bar, the web browser would crash. Now, it would seem, enough users have complained about the issue that Microsoft’s dev team on Edge have taken care … Continue reading

How to Create Your Own Backyard Movie Theater

93Lifehacker / 7h
Chances are, by this point in the Year of the Pandemic, you’ve had a lot of family movie nights. We’ve also had family movie afternoons and family movie Saturday mornings. Perhaps the novelty is wearing thin and what once was a fun weekly treat is now just another mundane, this-is-the-best-we-can-do sort of activity.… Read more...

Can Liquid Chalk Really Double as a Hand Sanitizer?

100+Lifehacker / 7h
To protect ourselves from the coronavirus, the CDC recommends keeping your hands as clean as possible, including using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol when hand washing is not possible. Liquid chalk, used by climbers and powerlifters to help with grip, often contains a significant amount of alcohol. So can… Read more...

Take Flight and Save 15% on All Drone Accessories From Moment [Exclusive]

32Lifehacker / 7h
One thing I learned about myself in the Great Summer of Social Isolation is I am absolutely a Drone Guy now. Whether to snap photos from an aerial view or because I just feel like playing with a quadrocopter outside video games like Watch Dogs 2 and Forza Horizon 4 , flying the DJI Mavic Air 2 in my parents’ backyard… Read more...

Take Flight and Save 15% on All Drone Accessories From Moment [Exclusive]

32Gizmodo / 7h
One thing I learned about myself in the Great Summer of Social Isolation is I am absolutely a Drone Guy now. Whether to snap photos from an aerial view or because I just feel like playing with a quadrocopter outside video games like Watch Dogs 2 and Forza Horizon 4 , flying the DJI Mavic Air 2 in my parents’ backyard… Read more...

Best MacBook for students in 2020

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Here are the best MacBook for students this 2020.

Ride Acela from $50 each way with targeted Amtrak offer

The Points Guy / 7h
I’ve had some great trips on Amtrak’s high-speed Acela line over the years. The rail provider’s flagship product runs between Washington, D.C., and Boston, with stops in key cities such as Philadelphia and New York along the way. Business class is the lowest cabin (there’s also a first-class car), so Acela also gives business travelers a perfect excuse to avoid booking coach. Now, leisure travele

United Airlines plans 26 more international routes in September, extends change fee waiver

42The Points Guy / 7h
United Airlines continues to gradually ramp back up its globe-spanning international route network, with eight long-haul routes set to begin or resume in September. The Star Alliance carrier is moving forward with plans to connect its Chicago O’Hare (ORD) base with both Hong Kong (HKG) and Tel Aviv (TLV), while also resuming a number of European and Indian routes from Houston Bush Intercontinenta

Halo Infinite devs respond to campaign demo graphics complaints

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SlashGear / 7h
Last week, 343 Industries gave us our first real look at Halo Infinite‘s campaign during Microsoft’s big Xbox Series X game showcase. In the week since then, there’s been a lot of discussion about Halo Infinite‘s graphics and a decent amount of that discussion has been negative. In short, many players were less than impressed by what they saw in … Continue reading

GM will help EVgo install 2,700 EV fast chargers across the US

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100+Engadget / 7h
The logic is pretty simple: the more fast chargers there are for electric vehicles, the easier it’ll be for people to find one. And the less painless it is to locate a fast charger, the more likely people are to buy an EV in the first place. At least, that’s what General Motors has in mind with its latest initiative. It’s helping EVgo to expand its network of fast chargers in the US. The companie

It Was 125 Degrees in Baghdad This Week

500+Gizmodo / 7h
As the worldwide feast and celebration for Muslims around the world known as Eid wrapped up on Thursday evening, the Middle East has been trapped in a scorching heat wave. Read more...

Amazon Wins Without Even Trying

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
As America’s economy suffers, Big Tech does shockingly well.

The Three Biggest Lies Google and Facebook Spouted About Your Privacy Before Congress

99Gizmodo / 7h
The landmark antitrust hearing earlier this week had a little bit of everything: tantrums over mandated masks, questions about cancel culture, and, of course, diapers dot com . And while a lot of us here might’ve predicted some of the turns that unfolded over the six and a half ungodly hours of CEO-grilling, the one… Read more...

What is Dual Entitlement? EA's PS5 and Xbox Series X feature explained

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EA's Dual Entitlement feature will allow you to upgrade FIFA 21 and Madden 21 to their next-gen versions for free. Here's how it works.

Update Your Password Whenever You Get a Random 2FA Request

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200+Lifehacker / 7h
Whenever you get a text or notification containing some security code for a login attempt, you should never ignore it. And that couldn’t be any more true if you didn’t initiate the login request to begin with. Read more...

‘Hey, You Free on Friday for a Meeting and a Bank Heist?’

500+NYT > Technology / 7h
Eager for an alternative to Zoom, executives are getting together in video games, to bond, brainstorm or rampage.

Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter

200+TechCrunch / 7h
As the Internet of Things proliferates, security cameras are getting smarter. Today, these devices have machine learning capability that helps the camera automatically identify what it’s looking at — for instance, an animal or a human intruder? Today, Cisco announced that it has acquired Swedish startup Modcam and is making it part of its Meraki smart camera portfolio with the goal of incorporati

NASA and SpaceX give Crew Dragon green light to return home from ISS

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SlashGear / 7h
NASA and SpaceX still intend to bring Crew Dragon Endeavour down from the International Space Station this weekend, the space agency has confirmed, despite concerns that storms might disrupt the groundbreaking flight. Endeavour – along with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley – reached the ISS at the start of June, marking a huge milestone for the SpaceX spacecraft. Eventually … Continue

Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One.

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500+Gizmodo / 7h
Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Read more...

GM promises 2,700 new fast EV chargers to catch up to Tesla's Supercharger network

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General Motors is teaming up with the EVgo charging network to add 2,700 fast-charging connectors in cities across the U.S. The Chevy Bolt EV maker announced the new charging infrastructure Friday, promising to add fast-charging stations in more than 35 cities and suburbs within the next five years. The first batch of stations will open in early 2021. Already EVgo has 800 fast-charging stations,

Check Out These Careers You Didn't Know You Could Do Remotely

87Lifehacker / 8h
When this whole pandemic lockdown business started a few months ago, a lot of people settled in for what we thought would be a few weeks—maybe even a whole month—of staying home. Those who were fortunate enough to have a job where it’s possible to work remotely set up what they thought would be temporary home offices. Read more...

This Is How Hackers Accessed Elon Musk’s Twitter Account

200+Futurism / 8h
Tweetstorm Remember the epic Twitter hack earlier this month, when ne’er-do-wells seized control of the Twitter accounts of celebrities and business figures ranging from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, musician Kanye West and presidential hopeful Joe Biden? Details have slowly been dribbling out about how the hack occurred — and now, new disclosures from Twitter’s own inv

Facebook adds official music videos to News Feed and Watch

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100+Engadget / 8h
Beginning today, Facebook users in the US can watch official music videos on Facebook. The music videos will appear in the News Feed, and Facebook is launching a Music section in Facebook Watch , where you can explore videos by genre, artist or mood. In the coming weeks, we can expect music video premieres from J. Balvin, Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, Alejandro Fernandez and Calibre 50. Updated Artis

My Cat Wanted to Blog, So I Let Him Write This One

300+Gizmodo / 8h
Pablo is a chatty cat. When he’s not sleeping, he’s either yowling or meowing in a way that sounds suspiciously like Borat saying “my wife.” He does this regardless of whether it’s 2 p.m. or 4 a.m. He has a lot to say. Read more...

Chroma-fy Your Gaming Setup With up to 33% off Razer Controllers and Fight Sticks on Amazon

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Gizmodo / 8h
Save up to 33% on Razer Gaming Peripherals | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Randonautica: What Is It and Are the Stories Real?

200+NYT > Technology / 8h
An app that generates coordinates for adventurers claims to turn your thoughts into reality. TikTok and YouTube creators want you to believe it — but you shouldn’t.

I Tried to Live Without the Tech Giants. It Was Impossible.

1KNYT > Technology / 8h
As lawmakers debate whether Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are monopolies, a reporter recalls her attempt to avoid interacting with the companies.

Friday's Best Deals: Anker Chargers, Razer Gold Box, Captain America Statue, TaoTronics Percussion Massager, Ella Paradis July Sale, and More

64Lifehacker / 8h
An Anker charger Gold Box , an Amazon sale on Razer controllers , an Avengers: Endgame replica Captain America , a TaoTronics percussion massager , a steep discount on the Lelo Sona at Ella Paradis , a 12- or 24-pack of hand sanitizer at SideDeal , and a Ghost in the Shell 4K Blu-ray price drop lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

Apple now offers a single gift card for digital and physical purchases

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Apple is now offering a single gift card you can use towards any of its products. The Apple Gift Card is more flexible than the company’s previous cards, since you can use it for the App Store, subscriptions or other digital goods, as well as physical items from the Apple Store or website. If you receive an Apple Gift Card, you can add the funds from it to your Apple Account Balance. That’s valid

The best free software for students 2020

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You don't have to pay a fortune to stock up your college laptop with software – these free options are just as good.

Second Stimulus check updates: Tracking when and how you get money

100+SlashGear / 8h
The United States government sent checks to citizens in early 2020, and a 2nd stimulus check is likely coming soon. At the moment at which this article is set to go live, the exact timing and amount of each stimulus check has not yet been finalized. Until we get there, we’re readying all the ways in which we can track … Continue reading

GM and EVgo plan 2,700 new fast chargers to make EVs more practical

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SlashGear / 8h
GM’s big electric vehicle push is coming, and the automaker is cutting a deal with EVgo to install over 2,700 new fast chargers so that drivers will have somewhere to top up their batteries. The agreement will see the two companies build out DC fast charger availability in cities and suburbs primarily, focusing on potential EV drivers who might lack … Continue reading

A number of good USB-C chargers and cables are on sale today

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Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a handful of deals on worthwhile USB-C wall chargers, cables, and portable batteries over at Amazon. The retailer is running a one-day Gold Box sale on a variety of Anker chargers, for one, but we've also compiled a few other discounts on fast-charging USB-C accessories we've tested in the past. These include Aukey's PB-Y13 , a sli

Leaked Galaxy Z Fold 2 Renders Depict Some Major Upgrades for Samsung's Second-Gen Foldable Phone

30Gizmodo / 8h
Despite its flaws, I thought the Galaxy Fold was so innovative it was worthy of being named the most important phone of 2019 . But now, some new leaked renders of Samsung’s next-gen foldable have appeared depicting a phone featuring some major upgrades that address many of its predecessor’s shortcomings. Read more...

Why the Weak Dollar Is Good for Your Investments

68Lifehacker / 8h
As the economy struggles , it’s been a rough month for the U.S. dollar. Our currency may be on track for the weakest month in almost a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal . Two things have caused the recent decline: Our coronavirus outbreak and low interest rates from the Federal Reserve. As a result, investors… Read more...

Australia now has a template for forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news

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Australia is closing in on a legally binding framework to force adtech giants Facebook and Google pay media companies for monetizing their news content when it’s posted to their social media platforms or otherwise aggregated and monetized. Back in April the country’s government announced it would adopt a mandatory code requiring the tech giants to share ad revenue with media business after an att

Amazon investing $10 billion to compete against SpaceX in satellite broadband

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) Amazon has received US approval to launch 3,236 low-Earth orbit satellites for its planned "Project Kuiper" broadband service. A Federal Communications Commission order granting Amazon's application was released Thursday. Amazon said in a blog post that it will invest more than $10 billion in the project. "This investment will create jobs and infras

The only thing better than 'Black Is King' is 'Black Is King' in HDR10+

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Even if you didn't care about watching Game of Thrones or Endgame in 4K, dedicated Beyoncé stans are certainly in the market now that the musical film and visual album Black Is King has finally made its Disney+ debut. The variety of scenes directed by the Grammy winner herself is nothing short of incredible, with vibrant, highly-costumed shoots in New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa,

Google suffers first revenue decline as ads hit by pandemic

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Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Google logo seen during Google Developer Days (GDD) in Shanghai, China, September 2019. (credit: Lyu Liang | VCG | Getty Images ) Google has suffered its first recorded revenue decline, as the coronavirus crisis wiped 8 percent from advertising income in the latest quarter and depressed parent company Alphabet’s revenues by 2 percent from the year before. Despite the unprecedented fall-

Easy Way To Maximize Rakuten New Member Bonus

28One Mile at a Time / 8h
Through August 6, 2020, Rakuten is offering what’s in line with the best refer-a-friend bonus I ever recall seeing: If you refer a friend to Rakuten and they spend $30, then both the person referring and the person being referred receive $30 In order to be eligible, the person being referred needs to make a purchase within 90 days While I’ve written about this promotion before , in this post I wa

House Republican Whip Tells American Airlines: We’re Open To More Subsidies

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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker was in DC on Wednesday talking to politicians about a second bailout, and airline President Robert Isom reports he has spent time on the phone with legislators as well. Isom spoke on Wednesday with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, and read out his call to employees in an internal conversation, a recording of which was reviewed by View From The Wing . Continue r

Students can grab these JBL earbuds for nearly half off at Best Buy

28Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: Enjoy powerful sound without the wires with the JBL FREE True Wireless in-ear headphones Gen 2 for $79.99, a $70 savings as of July 31. Calling all students! If you don't know about Best Buy's Student Deals , we're here to make sure you don't miss out any longer. Getting prepared to head back to class (whether in real life or virtually) is not a cheap task. Besides books and writing tools,

My latest lockdown workout is VR boxing

90Engadget / 8h
Gyms have been closed for a long time. Workout classes canceled, snacks consumed. General physical movement constrained. I’ve, unsurprisingly, put on some weight since March, struggling to find the right kind of workout that I can do on my own steam, in my own apartment. Destroying most of my excuses, one of those workouts was delivered to my door: BoxVR , alongside an Oculus Quest kit. VR workou

Technology Does Not Eliminate Cruelty

100+Wired / 8h
Sci-fi author Arkady Martine's novel is set in an advanced, galaxy-spinning futuristic empire. But that doesn't mean it's a utopia.

Microsoft confirms “free-to-play multiplayer” for Halo Infinite [Updated]

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48Ars Technica / 8h
Halo is for everyone. We can confirm #HaloInfinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120FPS on Xbox Series X. More details will be shared later! pic.twitter.com/9bIrppFiON — Halo (@Halo) July 31, 2020 Update, 5:02pm ET : Since our story went live this morning, Microsoft has confirmed the below leak as authentic. Halo Infinite will indeed include the series' first free-to-play mult

Airbus Is Officially Building an “Interplanetary Cargo Ship”

2KFuturism / 8h
Heavy Lift The European Space Agency has officially hired aerospace giant Airbus build a spacecraft designed to bring back the first ever rock samples from Mars, the BBC reports . The goal is to help confirm if ancient life has ever existed on the Red Planet by carrying back samples collected by NASA’s Perseverance rover. Hard Problem It’s an ambitious, multi-billion dollar project, according to

Video: 20 flights in 2 weeks to get a British Airways Gold card

The Points Guy / 8h
TPG U.K. Head of Video Jean Arnas flies economy all the time. He says it’s not his personal preference, but it happens to fit his budget better. However, even when flying economy, he wants to enjoy some first-class -like benefits on those journeys. Think priority check-in, extra luggage allowance, free seat allocation at any time and access to first-class lounges, even when booking the cheapest e

Facebook will launch officially licensed music videos in the US starting this weekend

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Facebook today confirmed it will begin rolling out official music videos across its platform in the U.S., as TechCrunch first reported , as well as introduce a new Music destination within Facebook Watch. The changes, which will go into effect starting this weekend, will allow Facebook users to discover, watch and share music videos from a wide range of artists, including, for example, Anitta, Bl

Huawei somehow becomes the #1 phone manufacturer, thanks to the coronavirus

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Enlarge / Huawei's logo at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona in November 2019. (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images) Despite aggressive sanctions from the US government, Huawei has become the number 1 smartphone manufacturer in the world, according to Canalys . The company's 55.8 million smartphone shipments in Q2 2020 put it at the top of Canalys' charts for the quarter, marking the

Cheap Live TV Service Philo Finally Gets Chromecast Support

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Philo today announced that Android users can soon cast to their Chromecast-enabled TVs with their phones, a move that the company says was one of its most-requested features. Read more...

Philo’s budget TV service will soon work with Chromecast (updated)

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82Engadget / 8h
Philo’s budget TV service is now Chromecast compatible. Subscribers with the Android app will soon be able to cast Philo to a Chromecast or Chromecast-supported TV. The feature should be available in “upcoming weeks” and could make it easier to watch Philo on a big screen. The company says this is the first part of “Philo Connect,” which will allow users to seamlessly watch content across multipl

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12’s wheel is a thing of track-focused beauty

SlashGear / 9h
The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 may not be short of eye-catching details – a V12 engine with 830 horsepower is worthy of attention – but inside it’s the race car inspired steering wheel that grabs you. Leagues away from the touchscreen-heavy dashboards of most modern cars, supercars included, the Essenza SCV12 instead focuses on giving you as little reason as possible … Continue reading

Epic Games Store follows up achievements with early mod support

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SlashGear / 9h
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Epic Games Store. Yesterday, Epic started sending achievements live for some titles on the Epic Games Store, and now, the store has begun implementing mod support. Mod support, of course, is a big feature, so it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that it’s very limited in scope here at the start. … Continue reading

It’s not an Apple Watch, it’s an Oppo Watch

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100+TechCrunch / 9h
Behold, the Opple Watch. Many have borrowed heavily from Apple’s wearable, but few, if any, have done so as brazenly as Oppo. Sure Fitbit received some guff for the squircle hardware design of its Versa line, but it’s not useful to get too hung up on those vague similarities — there are, notably, relatively few geometrical options for hardware makers looking to move outside the traditional circle

Mammoth Biosciences’s CRISPR-based COVID-19 test receives NIH funding through RADx program

200+TechCrunch / 9h
CRISPR tech startup Mammoth Biosciences is among the companies that revealed backing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program on Friday. Mammoth received a contract to scale up its CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test in order to help address the testing shortages across the U.S. Mammoth’s CRISPR-based approach could potentially offer a sign

Genomics startup Helix receives $33 million in NIH funding to scale COVID-19 testing

100TechCrunch / 9h
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is revealing the first beneficiaries of its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program, and San Mateo-based Helix is on the receiving end of $33 million in federal funding as a result. Helix is a health tech startup founded in 2015 that focuses on insights derived from personal genomics, but the company has also developed a COVID-19 test that det

The new Oppo Watch can match its watch face to your outfit. No, srsly.

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67Mashable / 9h
It might take a little effort to get one in the United States, but Oppo's new smartwatch is one to keep your eyes on. On Friday, the company announced that its new Oppo Watch, powered by Google's WearOS platform (and looking a whole heckuva lot like Apple Watch), would be immediately available in "select markets." Though, apart from India, the company hasn't specified which other territories will

How to watch BAFTA TV Awards 2020 online: stream for free and from anywhere

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The BAFTAs are back, and though things look a little different this year we're still showing you how to watch the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 online from anywhere in the world.

Apple Watch Series 6 newest leaked feature has Blood Oxygen focus

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SlashGear / 9h
The next Apple Watch is in focus in today’s next batch of leaked product info. From Taiwan we’ve got a leak about Apple Watch 6, s watch that’ll reportedly come with a new blood oxygen monitoring sensor. This Apple Watch Series 6 release will be released with a big health focus, with a number of other sensors and smart monitoring … Continue reading

Looks Like the Apple Watch Series 6 Could Sport a Blood Oxygen Sensor

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While we know many of the new features that are coming to the Apple Watch Series 6 via WatchOS 7, it’s been relatively quiet on what hardware changes Apple might make. However, it now looks like the Series 6 might be the first Apple Watch to include a blood oxygen sensor. Read more...

Pour Stuff Into the Avocado Hole

95Lifehacker / 9h
I have always appreciated the neatness of an avocado. Once halved, you can scoop the creamy green flesh directly from the skin, which functions as its own little bowl. But the innate functionality of the avocado doesn’t end there—as clever commenter Allan Smitheel points out, once you remove the pit, you have a… Read more...

How to Compress Images in Microsoft Word

20How-To Geek / 9h
If you want to reduce the file size of a Microsoft Word document to more easily share it or save disk space, compressing the images it contains will do the trick. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Batteltoads' Gets a Date and a Launch Trailer, Rare Gets Cheeky With GameStop

How-To Geek / 9h
While the game was originally set to release last year, a bit of waiting hasn’t dulled fans’ desire for a new Battletoads. Today Rare announced that first new entry in the much-loved beat-em-up series in more than two decades will release on Xbox One and PC on August 20th. To prove it, they released a game trailer showing it off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitter Says a Phone Spear Phishing Attack Led to Its Bitcoin Scam

How-To Geek / 9h
Recently, Twitter suffered a giant hack that led to high-profile verified accounts tweeting out bitcoin scams. Hackers managed to infiltrate Twitter’s systems and use the company’s internal tools to commandeer Twitter accounts for Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Apple, and more. Now in a new update, Twitter says a phone spear phishing campaign led to all the damage. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What Are AWS Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs), and How Do You Use Them?

How-To Geek / 9h
Essentially, ENIs are virtual network cards you can attach to your EC2 instances. They are used to enable network connectivity for your instances, and having more than one of them connected to your instance allows it to communicate on two different subnets. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

GeForce NOW's Steam Library Sync Lets You See Which Games are Ready to Play

How-To Geek / 9h
GeForce NOW’s biggest well of game content comes from Steam, and why not—it’s still the de facto standard PC game store. While users previously had to access their games one at a time by searching the GeForce NOW streaming catalog, a recent update to the streaming client means you can see all of your Steam games at once. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hah: United Airlines Now Mailing Inflight Magazine To Elite Flyers

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The horrible situation that airlines are in is having quite an impact for many suppliers. For example, American Airlines’ nut supplier has a huge surplus , and is selling them directly to consumers. Inflight magazines are in an equally rough situation. They’re typically run by third parties, and rely on advertisers to pay the bills. With the number of travelers way down, circulation of these maga

Friday's Best Deals: Anker Chargers, Razer Gold Box, Captain America Statue, TaoTronics Percussion Massager, Ella Paradis July Sale, and More

64Gizmodo / 9h
An Anker charger Gold Box , an Amazon sale on Razer controllers , an Avengers: Endgame replica Captain America , a TaoTronics percussion massager , a steep discount on the Lelo Sona at Ella Paradis , a 12- or 24-pack of hand sanitizer at SideDeal , and a Ghost in the Shell 4K Blu-ray price drop lead Friday’s best deals. Read more...

'Battletoads' arrives on Xbox One and PC on August 20th

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300+Engadget / 9h
It’s been a long time coming, but you’ll only have to wait a few more weeks to play the first Battletoads game since the mid-’90s. We first learned about Battletoads in 2018 and while the initial plan was to release it last year, a new trailer tries to make the case that it was worth an even longer wait. The game has a distinct look, thanks to its hand-drawn visuals . There should be plenty to ke

This 3-game Nintendo Switch bundle is back in stock at GameStop

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24Mashable / 9h
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Leaked benchmark suggests the RTX 3080 will smash the RTX 2080 Ti

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 could be a whopping 35% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, according to the latest leaked Time Spy score.

NASA’s New Rover Hit a Glitch After Launch, Entered “Safe Mode”

300+Futurism / 9h
Glitch Mob NASA’s launch of its Perseverance Mars rover went down without a single hitch yesterday — well, almost. Shortly after rocketing into orbit atop a massive Atlas V rocket, the rover experienced a couple of small hiccups: a minor communications and temperature glitch, as Space.com reports . Luckily, neither glitch will have any lasting effects on the mission, according to NASA. The agency

Samsung's steam-cleaning closet could extend your clothes' shelf life

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: The Samsung AirDresser is $450 (30%) off as of July 31, bringing the price down to $1,049. Laundry isn't a new trend in the tech world. It's been a theme at CES for a few years: 2018 saw the first glimpse of FoldiMate's laundry-folding robot and 2019 saw a slew of smart washers and dryers . Samsung isn't even the first brand to attempt at-home steam cleaning with a smart closet of sorts (t

Where do you stand on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller?

100+Engadget / 9h
If you’re serious about Nintendo Switch gaming, chances are you probably own a Pro Controller. It’s been our favorite Switch controller here at Engadget pretty much from the start, with senior editor Devindra Hardawar calling it “a solid alternative for gamers” and “a must-have if you're into fighting games.” We appreciate its built-in D-pad and the overall in-hand feel . However, we’re less fond

Spacecraft Carrying Perseverance Switches to 'Safe Mode' After Glitch, but NASA Says Not to Worry

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True to this agonizing year that is 2020, yesterday’s launch of NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover was not without problems. Read more...

Save on 4K TVs, smartphones, more during this Samsung 3-day sale

32Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: July 31 through Aug. 2, Best Buy is running a Samsung savings event with tons of great tech deals. Best Buy has been having some pretty stellar sales lately, and this weekend will be no different. Starting July 31, the retailer is holding a Samsung savings event where you can score amazing deals on 4K TVs , tablets , smartphones, home appliances, and so much more. This event runs through A

Battletoads blasts onto Xbox Game Pass in August, 26 years after its NES debut

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Battletoads has kept fans waiting, but the game will finally release on August 20 as part of Xbox Game Pass.

Best Apple Watch: the ultimate guide to pick your iPhone compatible smartwatch

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Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch, whether one is right for you, and which version is the best.

Create the perfect movie night at home with a few upgrades

500+Mashable / 9h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Even though movie nights look a little different than you're used to, that doesn’t mean we can’t create awesome movie watching experiences at home. With a few product upgrades from onn. , an exclusive tech brand at Walmart, movie ni

Discounted Lenovo ThinkPads, Dell devices, and more cheap laptop deals this weekend

20Mashable / 9h
Read more... More about Lenovo , Dell , Mashable Shopping , Cheap Laptops , and Tech

Pokemon TCG Battle Academy released to stores

SlashGear / 9h
As of today, the Pokemon TCG Battle Academy board game experience is in stores around the world. This game is a mix of game types – a bit of the board game, a bit of the card game. To more broadly appeal to people of all ages, the company’s taken what already works – the Pokemon card game – and … Continue reading

Bad Advice From Dictators: Gasoline Edition!

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Has anyone else noticed a strong correlation between “countries where Covid-19 misinformation proliferates readily” and “countries with strong autocratic tendencies”? Maybe it’s just the fumes getting to me, but I’m pretty sure Rodrigo Duterte told the 106 million Filipinos he ostensibly governs to huff gasoline . Read more...

The field of natural language processing is chasing the wrong goal

100+MIT Technology Review / 9h
At a typical annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the program is a parade of titles like “A Structured Variational Autoencoder for Contextual Morphological Inflection.” The same technical flavor permeates the papers, the research talks, and many hallway chats. At this year’s conference in July, though, something felt different—and it wasn’t just the virtual forma

Oppo's new smartwatch runs Wear OS but with better health tracking

Oppo Watch Wear OS
84Engadget / 10h
Oppo officially unveiled its second smartwatch , simply called the Oppo Watch. Just like the original version which launched in China in March , this thing is an almost exact replica of the Apple Watch . But this time around, Oppo is launching the watch with a tweaked version of Wear OS instead of the Android-based software on its original. The company isn’t sharing details on US availability yet

Battletoads reboot Xbox Game Pass, Steam release date confirmed

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SlashGear / 10h
Today we’ve got official word that Battletoads will be released with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Steam. To be clear, here, this is a NEW game called Battletoads. This is the first time Battletoads have appeared as the main heroes in new game in a whopping 26 years. The most recent release of Battletoads otherwise … Continue reading

The best tweets of the week, including Garth Maul and Corn Palace

53Mashable / 10h
What a week! We did it folks, it's Friday. (Although who could be sure?) Anyway, do you like good tweets because we've got good tweets. We've been collecting the best posts of the week for a while now because we can and what else do you have to do in quarantine but read tweets? Well, alright then, let's do this. Here are 16 of our favorite tweets from this week. 1. OK, too real Jan 2020 vs. Dec 2

Mandy Patinkin Has Deleted About 28,000 Emails, So Far

400+Gizmodo / 10h
Actor Mandy Patinkin announced in a video posted to Twitter Friday morning that he had deleted “about 28,000” of his wife Kathryn Grody’s unread emails. At the time of the recording, some 10,000 unread emails remained, according to Grody, who said she tasked the 67-year-old thespian and musician with conducting the… Read more...

Working to understand Affirm’s reported IPO pricing hopes

200+TechCrunch / 10h
News broke last night that Affirm , a well-known fintech unicorn, could approach the public markets at a valuation of $5 to $10 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news , said that Affirm could begin trading this year and that its IPO options include debuting via a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a SPAC. That Affirm is considering listing is not a surprise. The co

These iPhone SE deals blend cheap bills and lots of data for an overall bargain

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These look to be some of the best iPhone SE deals around right now, offering low prices and loads of data.

Fill the Sports Void in Your Heart with Marble Racing

77How-To Geek / 10h
The 2020 sports season has been weird, to say the least. Fortunately, there’s somewhere you can go to get your sports fix. Complete with competition, the murmur of a crowd, and some brilliant announcing, reward yourself with some marble racing! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Get Free Guacamole on National Avocado Day

100+Lifehacker / 10h
Though it’s been a few years since avocados were unfathomably trendy, it’s still one of those foods that gets its own day every year. And that day is today: Friday, July 31, 2020. If you’re a fan of the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit; technically a berry ), there are deals to be had in restaurants as well as grocery stores.… Read more...

BA owner reports $5 billion first-half loss amid slower-than-expected return to service, cancels BA1

The Points Guy / 10h
International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns British Airways , Aer Lingus and Iberia , among others, is planning to get €2.75 billion ($3.25 billion) to shore up its balance sheet after reporting a record €4.2 billion ($5 billion) operating loss in the first half of 2020. IAG reported passenger numbers fell by more than 98% in the second quarter, and Willie Walsh, the group’s CEO, doesn’t see p

How to Switch Sound Output Devices on a Mac

21How-To Geek / 10h
If you’re not hearing system sound from a certain device connected to your Mac—such as a monitor with built-in speakers, a Bluetooth device, or a USB audio interface—it’s time to check your sound output device settings. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Review Roundup: The Motorola Edge Is a Great Value If You Can Catch It on Sale

24How-To Geek / 10h
Motorola’s hiatus from the premium phone market ended in April with the launch of its $1,000 Edge+. Now, the company is tackling midrange shoppers with the Edge (sans +), a $700 clone with slightly less horsepower. Reviewers agree the Motorola Edge is a killer device for the price, but you might want to wait for a sale. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Implement Cheap DNS Load Balancing and Failover Using AWS Route 53

How-To Geek / 10h
Load Balancing is the concept of splitting application or network load between two or more servers, allowing for better performance and longer uptime. AWS’s Load Balancers cost money to run, but you can achieve the same effect for free using Route 53. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Level up your WFH setup with the right tech accessories

400+Mashable / 10h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you love working from home or you're missing the office (RIP, free snacks), there's a good chance you'll be clocking in from your couch for the time being. So you might as well make the best of it. First off, get off the cou

Create the perfect movie night at home with a few upgrades

Mashable / 10h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Even though movie nights look a little different than you're used to, that doesn’t mean we can’t create awesome movie watching experiences at home. With a few product upgrades from onn. , an exclusive tech brand at Walmart, movie ni

Halo Infinite leak hints at a big free-to-play multiplayer shift

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SlashGear / 10h
Halo Infinite has been in the news a lot lately, as it was the headliner during last week’s Xbox Series X game showcase. Since that showcase, there’s been plenty of discussion about the game’s campaign, its graphics, and even some mention of microtransactions, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of talk about Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer. A new leak today … Continue reading

YouTube is removing its community captions feature in September

100+Engadget / 10h
YouTube users will have to say goodbye to Community Contributions soon. Google announced that it will be shutting down the feature on September 28th this year, citing a lack of use and reports of “spam and abuse.” The tool was predominantly used to let anyone contribute translations for video titles or submit descriptions, closed captions or subtitles. Google said in its statement that its two ot

Recruiting for diversity in VC

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Dan Miller Contributor Dan is a Partner at True Search where he leads the firm's Investment Professional practice, having worked with many top VC & PE firms in their senior hiring efforts. More posts by this contributor Inside the venture capital recruiting process Like many industries with a high concentration of wealth — and the careers that help professionals accumulate it — investment firms h

Opportunities (and challenges) in church tech

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Will Robbins Contributor Will Robbins is an early-stage investor at Contrary . More posts by this contributor Jesus, SaaS and digital tithing Voodoo Games thrives by upending conventional product design Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Weekly church attendance is falling, congregations are getting smaller or even closing and the percentage of Americans identifying as “religiously un

Garmin down: what happened during the outage

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Garmin's systems have now recovered from an attack that left its app and online services down for several days.

British Airways Retires A318, Cuts Iconic BA1 Flight

300+One Mile at a Time / 10h
As an aviation geek it sure is a sad time in the airline industry, and particularly at British Airways. We recently found out that British Airways is retiring its Boeing 747 fleet , and now we’re learning that the airline will be permanently ending its all business class service to New York. British Airways’ Club World London City flight British Airways’ Club World London City service was one of

We Still Don't Know All the Long-Term Consequences of 'Mild' COVID-19

100+Lifehacker / 10h
Surviving COVID-19 is one thing. Becoming healthy again is another. Recent studies have found that even people who didn’t seem to have life-threatening cases show signs of damage to their heart. We don’t know what the future has in store for them. Read more...

If You Won't Wear a Mask to Stop Coronavirus, How About Surveillance?

100+Lifehacker / 10h
Facial recognition technology raises ethical dilemmas and privacy concerns. Is it okay that our phones, computers, and social media apps not only recognize us , but also collect and store data about our faces ? These concerns grow as the tech becomes more accurate, and more government agencies, private businesses, and … Read more...

Secure Your Home Now With This U-Bolt Pro Smart Lock and Take 28% Off

24Lifehacker / 10h
U-Bolt Pro Smart Lock | $144 | Meh Read more...

These are the international long-haul routes American, Delta and United plan to fly in August

200+The Points Guy / 10h
The constant change in coronavirus pandemic travel rules and restrictions makes staying on top of what international long-haul routes airlines are flying something of a game of “cat and mouse.” One week flights to Greece are coming back and next the they’re gone like a beach on Mykonos emptying out ahead of a storm. But the situation is dire. Executives at American Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Ha

OPPO Watch is the stylish new fast-charging king of Wear OS smartwatches

Oppo Watch Wear OS
SlashGear / 10h
The OPPO Watch has been officially revealed, though you’d be forgiven for having a sense of deja-vu at this Apple Watch-esque wearable. Looking a whole lot like the iPhone-only smartwatch, the OPPO Watch relies on Wear OS by Google – which means, of course, that it’ll work with both iPhone and Android devices – and offers both an integrated LTE … Continue reading

Apple Arcade vs Google Play Pass: Which is the Best Netflix for Apps?

Gizmodo / 10h
Apple and Google are going head-to-head in just about everything now—maps, mobile operating systems, smart speakers, browsers, cloud storage, phones, etc. But here we’ll be taking a look at the all-you-can-eat app subscription services offered by the two tech giants—which one is the better deal? Read more...

What's the future of transportation post-COVID? Experts discuss.

100+Mashable / 10h
Read more... More about Social Good , Transportation , Social Good , Sustainability , and Pandemic Travel

Coronavirus: Scotland developing its own contact-tracing app

500+BBC News - Technology / 11h
It follows the failure of an NHS-branded app in England, which was trialled on the Isle of Wight.

Google makes it easier to find Black-owned businesses in Maps and Search

200+Engadget / 11h
Google is making it easier for buyers and customers to find Black-owned businesses to support. The tech giant has introduced a Black-owned attribute merchants based in the US can add to their profile, so long as they’re verified. Google will then put the new icon alongside any other attribute business owners choose to display on the Highlights section of their profile. The company gives entrepren

This 'Stay Calm' Video Series Is Great for Expectant Moms

54Lifehacker / 11h
Pregnancy can be a time of joy and fear, excitement and stress—sometimes all at once. There are more resources online for pregnant women than ever before, but sometimes it’s nice to actually see and hear someone else’s experiences, especially during a time when we’re all so physically isolated. That’s why Very Well… Read more...

School’s out: How the pandemic could change the way your family travels

The Points Guy / 11h
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 you’re traveling next month or next year. School doors abruptly closed in March 2020 and haven’t reopened since. With August and September start d

Stadia in 4G is Now in Beta and Should Stay There a While

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32Gizmodo / 11h
Earlier this week, Google announced it rolled out a new Stadia Experiment for mobile phones: the ability to play games over Stadia via your mobile network in 4G or 5G , and anyone with an account and the app on their phone can opt-in to try it. It’s another step toward what the real vision of cloud gaming has been all… Read more...

Five reasons why you should own an HP All-in-One Desktop

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Looking for a new desktop PC? Make sure you don’t count out one of HP’s excellent All-in-One options. Here’s a breakdown of five different reasons why an HP All-in-One may be perfect for you.

How to Remove Apps and Pages from Your iPhone’s Home Screen

How-To Geek / 11h
For years, Android owners have been able to hide apps from their home screens. Now, as long as you’re running iOS 14 or newer, iPhone owners can remove and hide apps as well as pages from the home screen and put things in the App Library. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Is TypeScript, and Should You Use It Instead of Vanilla JS?

How-To Geek / 11h
TypeScript is a custom version of JavaScript built by Microsoft that adds support for static typing, classes, enums, and interfaces. Using it for a large JavaScript project can make your code more organized and easier to integrate. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Best Programmable Thermostats Under $100

36How-To Geek / 11h
Most people can live without an expensive smart thermostat. If you want to automate your home temperature and save a little cash, then a cheap programmable thermostat is all you need. Here are our favorite programmable thermostats, along with info on why they might be right for you. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Best Buy Samsung sale offers big savings on TVs, laptops, tablets and more - this weekend only

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Samsung sales at Best Buy offer big savings on tablets, smartwatches, TVs, phones, and more - this weekend only.

'Yes, God, Yes' is a sweet, sly look at sexual awakening in the early 2000s

41Mashable / 11h
It may be tempting, in these dumpster fire times, to look back at what seemed to be simpler times. Like the early 2000s. Remember the early 2000s? Before smartphones and social media, when Snake was cutting-edge cell phone technology and AOL was an exciting new thrill? But as the charming coming-of-age comedy Yes, God, Yes reminds us, some complications are eternal. Sexual awakening has always be

John Wick's Writer Is Bringing Splinter Cell to Netflix

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84Gizmodo / 11h
Robert Downey Jr’s Sweet Tooth adaptation nabs an X-Men alum. Could there be two Judges Dredd? Plus, updates on The Hunger Games prequel movie , talking dolls have way too much to do these days, and the Doom Patrol gets ready for a big face-off. Read more...

Big Tech Does Not Agree With That Characterization

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200+Wired / 11h
Plus: Microsoft’s monopolistic days, life without a Covid vaccine, and bogus hand sanitizer.

Emmy Voters Missed a Lot of Key Nominations … Again

100+Wired / 11h
This year, some worthy contenders got nods—Watchmen! Zendaya!—but quite a few essential performances were overlooked.

Oral-B iO Series 8 Review: A Grossly Expensive Electric Toothbrush

84Wired / 11h
This electric toothbrush uses Bluetooth to keep your teeth happy and clean, but they'll start chattering when you see the price tag.

The Dark Virality of a Hollywood Blood-Harvesting Conspiracy

500+Wired / 11h
A centuries-old anti-Semitic myth is spreading freely on far-right corners of social media—suggesting a new digital Dark Age has arrived.

These Airline TikToks Made Me Laugh Out Loud

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
I’ll be the first to admit that I know almost nothing about TikTok. I’m getting old, and the whole concept seems confusing to me. However, a friend linked me to some airline TikToks, and they cracked me up. I figure we can all use some airline humor at this point, so I wanted to share them here. A TikTok user uploaded a video about what it would be like if airlines were people, and it’s pretty sp

How to Move Microsoft Authenticator to a New Phone

33How-To Geek / 11h
Using an authenticator app for two-factor authentication (2FA) is more secure than SMS messages, but what if you switch phones? Here’s how to move your 2FA accounts if you use Microsoft Authenticator. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Last day for early-bird savings to Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 11h
It’s officially now o’clock, startup fans. All good things come to an end, and today’s the last day you can score an early-bird pass to Disrupt 2020 . Don’t miss your chance to save up to $300 and get busy building your business at our global Disrupt event. Buy your pass before the deal — and the savings — expires at exactly 11:59 p.m. (PT) tonight. Disrupt 2020 takes place September 14-18. It’s

The iron rule of founder compensation is dead

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast ( now on Twitter! ), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We had the full team this week: Myself , Danny and Natasha on the mics, with Chris running skipper as always. Sadly this week we had to kick off with a correction as I am 1) dumb, and, 2) see point one. But after we got past SPAC nuances ( shout-ou

'Biggest Little Farm' director on farming with nature, not against it

100+Mashable / 11h
If you've been dreaming about moving out to the open range and starting a farm in harmony with nature, someone already beat you to it. Enter Molly and John Chester, the couple behind the Biggest Little Farm , a Hulu documentary that chronicles how they brought new life to a dead farm using regenerative agriculture techniques. When snails swarmed their orchards, they brought in ducks, whose poop w

Why Am I Locked Out of My Netflix Account?

53Lifehacker / 11h
Living in quarantine for the past however many months—how long has it been, anyhow?—I can think of few things worse than what happened to one Lifehacker reader recently. No, they didn’t get coronavirus. That would definitely be the worst-case scenario. They did, however, get locked out of their Netflix. Read more...

PayPal and Venmo QR payments are coming to CVS Pharmacies

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100+Engadget / 11h
CVS pharmacies will soon let you do touch-free payments using your PayPal or Venmo accounts by using PayPal’s QR code payment system, PayPal has announced . The system will let shoppers “securely pay for their items without needing to touch a keypad or sign a receipt,” according to PayPal. PayPal supports various means of payment, including stored debit or credit cards, bank accounts, a PayPal ba

The Questions That Remain About Apple’s New Carbon-Free Aluminum

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30Gizmodo / 11h
By 2030, Apple has promised to make its products and supply chain carbon-neutral. That’s a lot of work to accomplish in fewer than 10 years, especially for a company responsible for a whole lot of extractive and energy-intensive products. Read more...

ESO’s VLT snaps breathtaking space butterfly image

SlashGear / 12h
The ESO has shared a new image taken by the Very Large Telescope of an object known as NGC 2899. ESO says that this is the first time the object has been imaged in such detail showing the faint outer edges of the planetary nebula glowing in front of a host of background stars. While NGC 2899 doesn’t seem that … Continue reading

Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays

75One Mile at a Time / 12h
For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards , where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases, the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card. To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re elig

Engadget Podcast: Big tech goes to Washington

59Engadget / 12h
This week on the show, Devindra and Cherlynn chat about Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon’s congressional long-awaited antitrust hearing . Are they too big to compete fairly? Or is the tech industry being overly criticized? (It’s most likely the former.) Also, we dive into Garmin’s lackluster response to its widespread system outage, Quibi’s surprising Emmy noms, and Tenet’s international openin

Which card is better for airline transfers? Chase Sapphire Preferred and Capital One Venture go head-to-head

The Points Guy / 12h
Transferable credit card points are one of the most valuable currencies you can earn, especially in the COVID-19 era. These programs give you maximum flexibility to redeem for what you want — from using points to offset everyday charges to employing them for travel options. And for when you’re ready to fly again, transferring to airlines is often the most lucrative way to use your points. Want mo

Halo Infinite developer admits it ‘has work to do’ over the game’s polarizing graphics

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Halo Infinite didn't have the wow-factor many gamers were hoping for, but developer 343 Industries has promised to improve the game's graphics.

How to Back up and Restore Your ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Island

Animal Crossing Nintendo
How-To Geek / 12h
You’ve probably put a lot of time into your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island. Nintendo will help you protect all your hard work with an island backup and restoration feature introduced in the second summer update. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Free Cash With SoFi Referral Program (2020)

100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Links: Get $50 for signing up for a SoFi Money account and depositing $500 Get $50 in stocks for signing up for a SoFi Invest account and depositing $1,000 I’ve written a few times in the past about SoFi’s generous referral program. Over time the bank has made some changes to the program, including the perks and the bonuses for new members, so I wanted to provide an update for both SoFi Money and

Windows 10 is warning users not to install CCleaner

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
CCleaner is a popular PC optimization tool, but it comes with a number of bundled apps – and that has proved problematic.

Save up to 43% on Anker Charging Products, Today Only

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Tesla could get a 20% boost in battery energy density thanks to Panasonic

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SlashGear / 12h
One of the major partners for Tesla and its electric vehicles is Panasonic. Panasonic is the company who creates the critical batteries for the EV’s Tesla sells. Panasonic has announced that it plans to boost the energy density of its 2170 battery cells that are supplied to Tesla by 20% over the next five years. Panasonic has also announced that … Continue reading

The latest Samsung Galaxy S20 deals at Best Buy offer $400 price cuts

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You'll have to hurry to grab the latest $400 off Samsung Galaxy S20 deals at Best Buy - they're only available until this Sunday.

India bans colour TV imports to boost local manufacturing - but, that's not all

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The Govt. has overturned its decision that relaxed restrictions on the import of 1,429 items including TV sets in 2000 and 2001

TalkTalk's fibre broadband deal is easily one of the best internet choices available

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
TalkTalk's looking like a strong choice this weekend with an affordable fibre plan complete with a big Amazon voucher.

The Washington Post Calls It “Revenge Travel” I Just Call It “Intertemporal Substitution”

37View from the Wing / 12h
After being stuck home, people are ready to get starting traveling with a vengeance as soon as they feel safe to do so. It's as though the very act of traveling makes a statement that we may be down briefly, but we won't give in, we'll return stronger than ever. Continue reading ...

iPhone AR tech can improve amateur CGI

100+Engadget / 12h
Match Moving is the process of anchoring a CGI object inside a real-world space, so that the camera treats it as if it was really there. If you’ve seen anything where a camera flies past a movie’s title like it was a road sign, then you’re familiar with how it looks. The process is commonly used in film and TV, but even as it’s gotten a lot cheaper, it’s still difficult to achieve without rotosco

The Pandemic Put Amazon in a Prime Position

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100+Wired / 12h
This week, we list the Amazon Prime benefits you don’t know about, and tell you how to take advantage of them while you shelter in place.

The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System to Fuse With Its Mate

1KWired / 12h
Underwater “sexual parasitism” between male and female allows two bodies to become one. Now we know the reason why.

AI-Generated Text Is the Scariest Deepfake of All

400+Wired / 12h
Synthetic video and audio seemed pretty bad. Synthetic writing—ubiquitous and undetectable—will be far worse.

How To Transition Your Web Application to TypeScript

How-To Geek / 12h
TypeScript adds static typing to JavaScript, which improves the IDE experience and reduces bugs. It’s easy to learn, but transitioning an existing application to TypeScript can be an arduous process. We’ll discuss some of the techniques for working with it in your app. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

17 Cross-Platform Games to Play with Friends

36How-To Geek / 12h
Cross-platform multiplayer is more prevalent than ever, and while it may not be available for every major game yet, there’s still a great selection of titles that support it. Not all crossplay is created equal though, as some games may limit what systems can play with each other. Sometimes, this is simply because the game is only available on a limited number of systems, but other times, systems

8 cabin locations on cruise ships that you definitely should avoid

100+The Points Guy / 12h
I still can remember the worst cruise ship cabin I ever had. It was on a Carnival Cruise Line ship — I can’t remember which one — and it was right in the middle of what I have come to call the Bermuda Triangle of Bad Cabins on Carnival ships. This is the area around the aft elevator bank on the cabin deck that is just above the main entertainment deck. If you’re in a cabin in this area, particula

Who Can See My Runs and Rides on Strava?

34How-To Geek / 12h
Strava is the biggest name in running and bike-ride tracking. However, it occasionally gets in trouble for revealing secret U.S. military bases or enabling doxing. If you use it, you might be wondering who exactly can see your tracked activities. Well, the answer is pretty much everyone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Australia unveils plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news

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500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
Google and Facebook would pay news outlets in the "world-leading" plan, the government says.

2021 Acura TLX and TLX Type S makes racing debut at Pikes Peak

SlashGear / 12h
Acura is sending a strong message by fielding the 2021 TLX sports sedan at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb event. And to further whet our appetites, the high-performance TLX Type S will also make an appearance as the official pace car. According to Acura, racing is a key expression of the carmaker’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA and has utilized Pikes … Continue reading

The Umbrella Academy season 2: Robert Sheehan and Tom Hopper discuss the series' return

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
What's next for the Hargreeves siblings?


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