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Best cloud storage of 2020 online

3KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
These high quality cloud storage services will ensure your files remain both secure and available

Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine

5KWired / 11h
When humans see purple, we’re really seeing a blend of red and blue light. Hummingbirds see purple plus ultraviolet—and lots of other nonspectral colors.

You'll Look Forward to Cutting the Lawn When You Turn Your Riding Mower Into a Tank

1KGizmodo / 6h
A house with a sprawling lawn might be the aspiration of anyone stuck in a tiny apartment, but there’s a downside to that dream: your lawn doesn’t cut itself. To make the weekly chore more bearable, Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth Woodworking turned his riding mower into a miniature tank that mows down everything in its… Read more...


YouTuber Ends Finger on the App Competition After Contestants Last 70 Hours Trying to Win $25K

Gizmodo / 43min
On Friday, YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson cut off a massive competition that saw more than 1 million players face off for a $25,000 prize for whoever could keep their finger attached to their phone screen the longest. After more than 70 hours and with the last four contestants showing no signs of giving up,… Read more...

'Horizon Zero Dawn' hits Steam and Epic Games Store on August 7th

Horizon Zero Dawn Steam
200+Engadget / 2h
Sony confirmed a few months back that Horizon Zero Dawn would no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and now we know when it’ll make its way to PC. Guerrilla Games’ hit action RPG will hit the Epic Store and Steam on August 7th. The PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition includes the Frozen Wilds DLC and a host of visual upgrades for an already-gorgeous game, such as unlocked framerat

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen Versus American Airlines

View from the Wing / 3h
When supermodel Chrissy Teigen has an opinion on aviation, you take it seriously . She's got the bona fides. This time, though, she’s gone off the deep end calling American Airlines management murderers for selling middle seats on their planes. Continue reading ...

The UK buys a 45 percent stake in broke satellite startup OneWeb

UK OneWeb Bharti Global
64Engadget / 3h
After losing access to the EU's satellite-navigation system Galileo due to Brexit, the UK is hoping to replace it with OneWeb satellites. A government-led consortium has won an auction for the satellite internet company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March as it sought a buyer. If a US bankruptcy court approves the bid next week, the UK and India's Bharti Global will both pay $500 mill

The 15 best Netflix original series of 2020 (so far)

52Mashable / 3h
Even in the darkest of times, our Netflix queues shine bright. Thus far, 2020 has been a bit of a...bumpy ride. Thankfully for the Netflix-subscribed among us, the streaming service's steady offering of original series has provided some much needed consistency. Over the past six months, we've enjoyed the returns of old series favorites like Dead To Me , Ozark , and Grace & Frankie, alongside new

Before Holiday Weekend, Facebook Reminds U.S. Users to Wear a Damn Mask

26Gizmodo / 3h
It really should be obvious at this point, but with America continuing to surpass previous records for daily new coronavirus cases, a warning seems warranted: If you plan on getting together with people to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, wear a mask. Read more...

These High-Powered Gaming PCs Are Just as Ugly as the PS5, and You Don't Have to Wait to Buy One

Heavenly Bodies PS5 PS4
52Gizmodo / 4h
By this point, everyone including John Oliver has touched on the PS5 design. So it may come off as obvious and trite when I say it looks like an Alienware Aurora R9 was bitten by a vampire then crushed on one side by your younger brother when you neglected to let him use the REAL PlayStation controller for a night of … Read more...

Researchers trained a quadruped robot to cross a balance beam

100+Engadget / 4h
While four-legged robots can achieve impressive feats, like pulling an airplane or climbing a fence , they still have a few limitations. In most cases, they need a fairly large surface to walk on. A team of Italian robotics researchers is looking to change that. They’ve created a robotic controller that allows a quadruped robot to walk across a thin beam. The four-legged robot can balance on just

10 protests that have defined 2020 so far

24Mashable / 4h
You'll likely tell your grandkids about the protests you attended in 2020. Future historians, too, will toil over the twists that emerged on what felt like a daily basis throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19 fully gripped the world, 2020 was shaping up to be a year of activism. Then, of course, the virus disrupted that — for a time. With much of the world implementing some for

7 of the best glamping spots in the US

The Points Guy / 4h
There are few summer vacations quite as timeless as camping under the stars and telling stories while roasting s’mores around a fire. But, camping has a few, well, let’s call them limitations. For one, it’s not always all that comfortable. Sure, the right gear helps (a lot), but at a certain point, you aren’t going to make sleeping on the ground, in a tent, without the amenities of home (think: r

Rotating streaming services trend pushes back against rising costs

SlashGear / 4h
The streaming industry has grown seemingly exponentially over the past couple of years, with a huge variety of major and minor services launching across the already fragmented landscape. Companies are competing to earn subscribers by releasing original shows exclusive to their own platforms, ultimately fueling the biggest complaint from consumers: the costs have gotten too high. A growing trend p

It’s official: U.K. government lifts quarantine restrictions for travel from 59 low-risk countries

The Points Guy / 5h
International travel is about to get a lifeline from the U.K. government. As of Friday, the government has unveiled plans to allow for those from 59 low-risk countries to not have to self-isolate when entering England as of July 10. Travelers returning to or visiting England from certain destinations will no longer have to isolate for 14 days when they arrive in England as of July 10. The full li

Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China

Musk Tesla G. Maxwell
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck. The reservations page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by user u/aaronhry . Electrek also reported on the Reddit post. The Cybertruck, which was unveiled in November at the Tesla Design Center

This Snake-Like Amphibian Might Actually Pack a Venomous Bite

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Scientists have detected snake-like dental glands in caecilians, which means these serpentine creatures might actually be venomous—an unheard of trait among amphibians. Read more...

Disney axes 4K re-release of 'The Empire Strikes Back' in UK cinemas

67Engadget / 5h
As cinemas in the UK prepared to reopen after lockdown, they promised Star Wars fans a treat. Disney and Vue planned to release a 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters. That would have been the first time a UHD version of an original trilogy film appeared in theaters. But now, Disney and Vue are walking back on their promise. Instead, Vue theaters will show the original 2K

Unclaimed Baggage Store Now Online Where You Can Buy Other People’s Stuff

38View from the Wing / 5h
When checked baggage gets lost and can't be reunited with its owner - or someone just doesn't pick up their luggage - airlines sell the bags after 90 days to the Unclaimed Baggage Center which has built a monopoly in the niche business of selling used items out of luggage. The store is in Scottsboro, Alabama. They buy bags sight unseen. They comb through the bags to find what to sell, and claim t

Millions of Americans can now visit Maine without a quarantine or test

22The Points Guy / 5h
Maine was gearing up to have one of its slowest summers to date, with a mandatory 14-day quarantine discouraging out-of-state visitors, including those from a next-door neighbor with few coronavirus cases, Vermont. With an abundance of deals following the Maine governor’s earlier order, I booked an Airbnb near Acadia National Park for the entire month of August. My plan was to quarantine for the

What are the best video games of all time? I asked our team to help decide.

62Mashable / 5h
Video game fans frequently try to crown one favorite or another as "The Best." There are tens of thousands of words scattered across the internet, all devoted to identifying the titles that represent the absolute pinnacle of games one can play. There's also no consensus: My dull experience is another person's transcendent awakening. Even the basic definition of "best" and how it's applied to one

This Weekend, Get a Fast Charger for Your MacBooks and Nintendo Switches For Just $12

JetBlue
Gizmodo / 5h
CHOETECH 65W 2-Port PD Charger | $12 | Amazon | Use code 8ADSGFHP + clip coupon Read more...

American Airlines Moving To Heathrow Terminal 5

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
American Airlines will be changing terminals at London Heathrow, and that’s either good or bad news, depending on how you look at it. American moving to LHR T5 It has today been formally announced that American Airlines will be moving to London Heathrow Terminal 5 as of July 7, 2020 . This is British Airways’ primary terminal at Heathrow, and it means that American and British Airways will be co-

Report: Three more classic cruise ships may be headed to the scrappers

The Points Guy / 6h
Make that four classic cruise ships that soon could be on the way to the scrappers. Cruise industry publication Cruise Industry News on Friday reported that the three vessels in the fleet of Royal Caribbean -affiliated Pullmantur Cruises will likely be scrapped in Turkey . The report comes just days after Spain-based Pullmantur announced that it was insolvent and had filed for reorganization unde

Doom Patrol Got Explosively Horny in the Face of an Apocalypse

60Gizmodo / 6h
Doom Patrol ’s always had a habit of coming on a bit strong (in a good way) by doing away with the narrative pacing that most other cape shows tend to stick with over the course of a season in favor of getting to the point. Though “Sex Patrol” is only the fourth episode of the show’s second season, it feels very much… Read more...

Apple surveys customers on old chargers amid rumors iPhone 12 won’t include one

Apple Kuo iPhone 12
400+Mashable / 6h
Is Apple really going to stop including the power adapter in-box for your brand new iPhone? These surveys may be hinting that, at the very least, the company is strongly considering it. Two people have recently posted screenshots on Twitter of an Apple survey they received after purchasing a new iPhone. The survey specifically asks each user what they did with the charger from their old iPhone. P

A guide to visiting Alaska this summer — even with a quarantine in effect

The Points Guy / 6h
Alaska sounds like the perfect getaway this summer in the age of coronavirus. There’s a ton of space and not a lot of people, there are relatively few cases of coronavirus, and it’s on many people’s bucket lists. Heck, there’s not even any cruise traffic this summer. Alaska is geographically the largest U.S. state at more than 663 million square miles. It’s also the least-densely-populated state

2020 Honda CR-V Touring Review: The Benchmark

SlashGear / 6h
There’s a reason the CR-V is a perennial best-seller for Honda; nothing else in the automaker’s line-up quite epitomizes its combination of practicality, attainable refinement, and uncontroversial good looks. In the case of the 2020 CR-V Touring AWD, a recent refresh sets it up to better fend off rivals like VW’s Tiguan, Nissan’s Rogue, and Toyota’s RAV4. Of the set, … Continue reading

Lime brings Jump bikes back to London

44Engadget / 6h
When Uber handed Jump, its scooter- and bike-sharing division, over to Lime , it sent thousands of Jump e-bikes in the US to the scrapheap to be recycled . In Europe, thousands of the bikes were pulled from city streets. Now, under Lime’s direction, some Jump bikes are returning to London . To start, about 100 Jump bikes will be available in Camden and Islington, TechCrunch reports. The fleet siz

10 Years Later, Christopher Nolan's Inception Remains Magnificent

1KGizmodo / 6h
Somehow, 2010's Inception has suddenly become topical again—an idea that seems like it was mysteriously planted in our minds by Leonardo DiCaprio himself. In reality, though, people are talking about Christopher Nolan’s trippy hit for a few good reasons: the film has been a Netflix staple for all of 2020 (when lots of… Read more...

American to offer 4 daily flights to London Heathrow’s Terminal 5

27The Points Guy / 7h
American Airlines will once again offer daily service from several of its U.S. hubs to London Heathrow, as we reported earlier this month, joining its Oneworld partner British Airways with flights from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and New York in July. Friday, however, American announced a terminal shift, making it easier for travelers to connect. While some of these routes already have pass

Hamilton alone makes Disney+ worth it

Hamilton Disney Miranda
32SlashGear / 7h
Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock for the past three weeks, then you likely know that Hamilton is now live on Disney+. Hamilton is one of those benchmark Broadway musicals, like Phantom of the Opera or Wicked, that changed the game and generated insane amounts of hype when it first premiered. And like those two shows, it’s going … Continue reading

Hundreds of Elephants Have Mysteriously Died in Botswana

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Over 350 elephants have died in Botswana since March, sparking a government probe to investigate the mysterious deaths. Read more...

Harvard's transforming robotic fabric could lead to therapeutic wearables

100+Engadget / 7h
Robotic fabrics or textiles are far from new , but they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their potential applications, a team of Harvard researchers got together to develop a textile-based soft robot that can regulate itself without being tethered to any machine. The researcher

Whoa: The St. Regis Cairo Opened?!?

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
If one good thing comes out of 2020, it’s that the St. Regis Cairo has finally opened… seemingly out of nowhere? If you’re wondering why I have such an interest in this hotel, let me explain… The controversial St. Regis Cairo St. Regis is one of my favorite hotel brands, and Cairo is a city that I travel to quite often (or at least did travel to often prior to the current pandemic). The St. Regis

Fiji’s reopening plan: Billionaires strongly preferred

38The Points Guy / 7h
While some parts of the world begin to reopen to international travelers , some say they’re looking for a specific type of traveler. Sign up for the free daily TPG newsletter for more travel news ! Fiji has established a reopening plan for international travelers called Blue Lanes. Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test before departure and spend 14 days at sea (or quarantine on arrival), a

Cisco SMB routers hit with another major security flaw

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Researchers at CyCognito discovered a XSS vulnerability in two small business routers from Cisco that has now been patched.

Review: fierce and fun Warrior Nun is a perfect Fourth of July binge-watch

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Ava (Alba Baptista) finds herself resurrected by an angelic halo in her back, and is recruited by a group of nuns in the Order of the Cruciform Sword. [credit: Netflix ] A young woman gains extraordinary powers when a divine artifact is accidentally embedded in her back, and finds herself reluctantly battling demons on Earth in Warrior Nun , a new Netflix series based on the comic books by Ben Du

At The Worst Airline In The World, Bribery Will Get You Everywhere

53View from the Wing / 8h
Over 30% of airline pilot in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses . But that's hardly the only scandal. From sacrificing a goat for safety to flying with more passengers than seats (and making customers stand for 1700 miles), Pakistan's flag carrier is the worst airline in the world . Now comes a new story about ticket agent corruption that is - it seems - just another day at the airline. Co

British Airways reopening 2 Heathrow lounges on Saturday

The Points Guy / 8h
As flights begin to resume, so, too, will the airport experience. Around the world, the airport experience is gradually returning to normal — including with British Airways at London Heathrow . Beginning July 4, British Airways will reopen its First and Arrivals lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5. The airline said in a statement that its other lounges will continue to reopen across its network

22 tweets for people who are sick and tired of Zoom calls

100+Mashable / 8h
We're only halfway through 2020, but the Zoom fatigue is real. Quarantining, social distancing, and working from home if possible are crucial actions needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 . But physically isolating yourself from your co-workers, friends, and family members means a whole lot of video chatting. Zoom meetings, parties, dates, and other virtual catch ups are really starting to t

R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Computer vision summit CVPR has just (virtually) taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up individually, in fact, so I’ve collected the most promising ones from major companies here. Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all shared papers at the conference — and others too, I’m sure — but I’m sticking to the

We need a new field of AI to combat racial bias

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D., is the author of " The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism ". He teaches economic science and national security at Georgetown University and is founder and CEO of Giant Oak , the creator of Giant Oak Search Technology . Since widespread protests over racial inequality began,

GGV’s Jeff Richards: ‘There is a level of resiliency in Silicon Valley that we did not have 10 years ago’

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Earlier this week, GGV Capital’s Jeff Richards and Hans Tung joined TechCrunch for an Extra Crunch Live session . During our hour-long chat, we touched on startup profitability, the global venture capital scene, why GGV doesn’t have an office in Europe, how the venture industry is responding to its stark lack of diversity and other issues. When it comes to useful bits of information, this was per

JetBlue may be able to avoid laying off pilots, flight attendants

The Points Guy / 8h
U.S. airlines accepting CARES Act grants are currently forbidden from implementing involuntary furloughs to reduce headcount, but that requirement currently only runs through Sept. 30. This October is not going to pretty — that’s when we’re expecting airlines to begin laying off and furloughing employees, given that demand has yet to recover, and likely won’t return to pre-coronavirus levels for

Surrender Control and Watch These 10 Essential Classic Outer Limits Episodes

400+Gizmodo / 8h
Jordan Peele ’s Twilight Zone is back, an occasion that made us think of another 1960s anthology series that’s been put through the remake machine: The Outer Limits . With its emphasis on sci-fi—especially aliens and uncanny tech—the original episodes of The Outer Limits excelled at preying on Cold War fears. We’ve… Read more...

Game Anywhere with $500 off the Powerful Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop

Gizmodo / 8h
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop | $1,100 | Amazon Read more...

Olympus rolls out PC app that turns some of its cameras into webcams

Olympus OM Cameras
40Engadget / 8h
Olympus may be selling its camera business — to the same company that bought Sony’s VAIO PC division — but it’s not abandoning its products just yet. It has just released a new beta application called OM-D Webcam , which gives Olympus cameras webcam capabilities for livestreaming or video chats when attached to a PC via their USB-C tether. While the application definitely sounds useful in an era

Shiny Pokemon GO watch list today: Party Hats, Balloons, Flying types

20SlashGear / 8h
Starting today in Pokemon GO, here on July 3, 2020, there’s a brand new list of Shiny Pokemon in the wild. Spawning during this event in the wild, in Pokemon Raids, and in Pokemon Eggs, you’ll find as wide and diverse a list of Shiny Pokemon as there’s ever been. Here we’re seeing not just bug Pokemon, not just flying … Continue reading

This ransomware steals your data and threatens to report you for a GDPR violation

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A new campaign is scanning the web for unsecured MongoDB databases and infecting them with ransomware.

2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review – Heritage Heresy

SlashGear / 9h
Nobody asked for the 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, but that’s not to say there’s not an audience for a feistier, crossover-adjacent, heritage-inverting sports sorta-sedan. Unexpected to the eyes and even more shocking when you consider what’s going on beneath, there’s more to figure out here than just the lengthy name. Just what defines a “Gran Coupe”? It’s basically … Continue reading

Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

Hamilton Disney Miranda
SlashGear / 9h
So you’re watching the Disney+ (or Disney Plus, if you prefer) release of Hamilton right now. You’ve listened to the Broadway soundtrack a billion times at this point, and you might well have seen a bootleg version of the play – maybe you even saw the play live on stage. Now you’re watching this Disney+ version and you’re wondering if … Continue reading

The HP Envy x360 with a $200 discount is one of the best 4th of July laptop deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Best Buy has just posted this fantastic laptop deal - a $200 discount on an HP Envy x360, reduced thanks to their 4th of July sale.

What to expect from the next version of 5G

100+Engadget / 9h
5G coverage may still be sparse , and the world is still trying to understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations that develop protocols for mobile telecoms, just announced the official completion of Release 16 (Rel-16) . They’re calling this Phase 2 for the 5G system, and it will expand

Artificial Feathers Let This Robotic Bird Fly With Incredible Agility

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Over the years, Festo, a German automation company with a penchant for robots, has designed countless Mother Nature-inspired automatons that swim , hop , and fly like their real-world counterparts. That includes robotic birds, which have now been upgraded with fake feathers that allow the robots to soar through the air… Read more...

When Will You Travel Again?

200+One Mile at a Time / 9h
One thing we’ve noticed (and this is not a new phenomenon) is that “travel sentiment surveys” don’t really take into account the viewpoints of the most frequent travelers, or the most highly-engaged loyalty program members. Our community may not be statistically significant in terms of determining “most popular vacation destinations” or whatever, but we do have an incredibly broad and diverse rea

Turkey is open for tourists: Everything you need to know

31The Points Guy / 9h
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. After a few months of closed borders, tourism in Turkey is open again for business. Here’s everything you should kn

Minecraft is so big it’s getting a breakfast cereal

Minecraft Creeper Crunch
SlashGear / 9h
When it comes to video games, few have become so big that they get their own breakfast cereal. The fairly short list includes franchises like Angry Birds, Super Mario, and Overwatch, but it won’t be long before we see Minecraft join them. Kellogg’s has announced that it’s making a breakfast cereal themed around Minecraft, and that can only mean one … Continue reading

Watch Seth Rogen star opposite himself in 'An American Pickle' trailer

200+Mashable / 10h
What's better than a movie that stars Seth Rogen? A movie that stars Seth Rogen... twice. The trailer for the forthcoming HBO Max comedy film, An American Pickle , just dropped, and Rogen is seen masterfully playing opposite himself in the two main roles. The movie is based on Simon Rich's short story, Sell Out — which was published in the New Yorker back in 2013 — and follows the bizarre story o

Sea to shining sea: 11 of the best destinations to visit across the US

The Points Guy / 10h
What’s a Fourth of July without big fireworks displays, parades of all sizes , a Capitol Fourth concert , busy beaches, packed pools and backyard barbecues? Well, we’re about to find out. You’re not going to see a round-up of the best places to enjoy the Fourth of July here this year. Instead, we want to highlight some of our favorite places to visit across the U.S. — even if now isn’t the right

Intel Core i9-10850K CPU could be a cheaper way to get 10-cores of gaming goodness

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Comet Lake to get another option when it comes to high-end Core i9 processors?

Slip Into the Long Weekend With a Soviet Spritz

100+Lifehacker / 10h
I cannot imagine anyone is feeling very patriotic right now. If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that things suck really bad in the USA, and celebrating America feels tone deaf at best. I never feel particularly patriotic , but I’m not going to let that stop me from drinking over the long weekend.… Read more...

4th of July TV sale: Samsung's 65-inch 4K TV gets a massive $300 price cut at Best Buy

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The best 4th of July TV sale we've seen - you can snag get the Samsung 65-inch 4K TV on sale for $599.99 at Best Buy.

Buying a share in a wind farm could reduce your energy bills

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
You could save up to 26 per cent on your bills and 740kg of CO2 per year with your purchase.

We Need a New 'Legend of Zelda' Cartoon

100+Wired / 10h
The Zelda videogames were turned into an animated series once in 1989. It's time for a reboot.

Jupiter Just Sprouted a Brand New Spot

300+Gizmodo / 10h
An amateur astronomer in South Africa has detected a bright new surface feature rising above the cloud tops on Jupiter. Read more...

Hanna season 2 brings spy drama thrills to Amazon Prime Video this weekend

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
We spoke to Hanna creator David Farr about season 2 of the Amazon Prime show, which is streaming now.

Best free blogging site of 2020

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Want to start a blog, but not sure how? These free platforms are totally customizable, and will help you publish your first post in minutes.

BT's best broadband deal just hit its lowest price ever and offers a big Mastercard

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
This Fibre broadband deal is the lowest price BT has ever offered on its Fibre 1 plan and comes with a Mastercard bonus.

'Iron Man VR' has moments of brilliance, but shows the limits of PSVR

Iron Man VR PSVR Review
100+Engadget / 10h
Iron Man should be the best hero to transition from comics to VR. His own interactions with his suit touch on augmented reality controls, steering a powerful avatar in sync with Stark’s movements. So, just like me, with a pair of digital wands with colorful balls on the end. Iron Man VR is also PlayStation VR’s biggest exclusive release for a while. Sony prepped an Iron Man VR bundle that include

If any hair straightener is worth $500 in a pandemic, it’s the Dyson Corrale

92Mashable / 10h
Dyson Corrale hair straightener $499.99 View Product The Good Quickly straightens hair • Versatility as a hair curler • Cordless • Reduces heat styling damage The Bad Expensive • Underwhelming battery life The Bottom Line The Dyson Corrale is a great hair straightener that also works to create curls and waves while reducing heat-styling damage. But for the price, it's hard to recommend over other

Guess The Airline? Passenger Kicks Agent In Head, Beats Another With Dustpan, Coughs On Cops Saying She Has COVID-19

200+View from the Wing / 10h
Gate agents reported that she became angry over the fee, and things escalated when they told Ms. Jackson they wouldn’t allow her to fly. That’s when she “threw a bag of shoes at the agents at a service desk…reached over the service counter to hit an agent, …punched [another agent] in the head” and things only got more out of hand from there. Continue reading ...

US airlines to allow free flight changes once 737 MAX returns

29The Points Guy / 10h
Boeing’s 737 MAX has been grounded all around the world since March 2019 , following two fatal crashes attributed to the aircraft’s faulty MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), which was intended to make the aircraft easier to fly. Following modifications , this week, the FAA completed its recertification flights , paving the way for the MAX to return to service. The agency will

Horizon Zero Dawn is launching for PC on August 7 with graphics to rival the PS5

Horizon Zero Dawn August
41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Horizon: Zero Dawn is one of the best games on PS4, and it's going to be even better on PC.

Did the Media Get Suckered by a Fake Story About College Kids Catching COVID on Purpose?

1KFuturism / 10h
Yesterday, you might have noticed a wave of news stories about “COVID parties,” where college students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama were supposedly trying to catch the coronavirus — and taking home a cash pool if they were the first to get a diagnosis. It was an irresistible narrative, about flagrantly irresponsible behavior, and the media ran with it. The story showed up on CNN , NBC ‘s TODAY Show , t

Best free website builder 2020

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Make stunning desktop and mobile sites, whether you're a seasoned developer or a complete beginner.

Best website builder of 2020: Wix, Squarespace, Hostgator, Weebly and more tested and rated

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The best website builder options don't have to be complicated or expensive - check out our guide.

Let Your Kids Have ‘Video Sleepovers’ With Their Friends

100+Lifehacker / 11h
Kids are missing out on lots of conventional social interactions with their friends right now, but we’re also getting pretty good at figuring out pandemic variations on the classics. “It’s Better Than Nothing” should be everyone’s mantra by now, which is why I’m going to recommend that you let your kids have video… Read more...

How to See The Weather Forecast on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Apple Kuo iPhone 12
56How-To Geek / 11h
Unlike Android, the iPhone doesn’t show the weather forecast on its lock screen. Fortunately, there’s a hidden feature that will show you the day’s weather report when you use your Apple smartphone in the morning. Here’s how to enable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Energy news round up: Ofgem to support those hit by increased energy bills in lockdown, and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
What’s been happening with energy this week? Here’s an energy news round-up.

British Airways Reopening Heathrow Lounges

77One Mile at a Time / 11h
Over the past few month we’ve seen a majority of airline lounges around the world close. This has been both due to lack of travel demand, and also because updated lounge protocols were needed to reflect the times. We’re slowly seeing airlines start to reopen lounges, and you can now add British Airways to that list. British Airways reopening Heathrow lounges British Airways will be reopening sele

Get This Beast of a Laptop Bag For Half Off

23Gizmodo / 11h
Lifewit 17" Military Laptop Messenger Bag | $25 | Amazon | Use code VDHKQ638 Read more...

This week's best deals: Apple Watch Series 3, Nest Hub Max and more

70Engadget / 11h
The Independence Day weekend kicks off with a bunch of deals on popular electronics and outdoor tech. The Apple Watch Series 3 remains at its lowest price ever and you can get $100 off the newest MacBook Air. Weber’s connected SmokeFire grills are $200 off — a good discount for those who need a grill upgrade — and you can snag a free Nest Hub when you buy a Nest Hub Max. Here are the best deals f

Every Science Lover Needs This Subscription Box in Their Life

Futurism / 11h
Subscription boxes have become pretty popular over the last few years, and it’s easy to understand the appeal. Everybody loves getting packages in the mail. Everybody loves surprises. Why not combine these two things and get a package full of surprises delivered straight to your door every month? Of course, the problem with a lot of subscription boxes is that they don’t offer much excitement beyo

Wash All Your Fruit, Even the Kind You Peel

91Lifehacker / 11h
You should be washing all your fruits and vegetables, even the ones you plan to peel before eating. Besides dirt from the field, there can also be bacteria and pesticide or other chemical residues. So as you’re packing your picnic basket, give your produce a rinse. Read more...

The UN Just Made It Easier for Airlines to Pollute

200+Gizmodo / 11h
A United Nations council of 36 countries has agreed on a major change to the main global scheme addressing the climate impact of aviation , a move expected to remove requirements for airlines to offset emissions for several years. Read more...

Surprising study finds drinking alcohol may protect brain health

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Studies over the potential risks and benefits of drinking alcohol are all over the place, with some reporting that light drinking may be relatively health-neutral, while others have found that even small amounts can be harmful — and, of course, there are the studies linking alcohol to protective benefits. A new study follows that latter line, reporting that up to … Continue reading

Instagram and WhatsApp are tainted by Facebook's BS. Delete them.

300+Mashable / 11h
So you've deleted your Facebook account . Good. Now let's talk about Instagram and WhatsApp. The two Facebook-owned services often get a pass whenever hate speech , misinformation , right-wing propaganda , privacy abuses , and self - mythologizing nonsense make the news — which, because of Facebook, is often. Overlooking WhatsApp and Instagram, however, would be a mistake. These services feed the

Watch the U.S. government blow up some mannequins in the name of firework safety

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100+Mashable / 11h
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is weird. Well, not in general. The CPSC, the U.S. government agency that researches product safety and educates the public, does important work. However, the agency’s social media presence is very weird. Case in point, the CPSC’s 2020 firework safety video, dropping just in time for the Fourth of July. If you’re looking to get general firework safety t

New American Airlines AAdvantage Award Fees: What Has Changed?

200+One Mile at a Time / 11h
In April American Airlines announced several updates to the AAdvantage program. The airline extended elite status by 12 months , and revealed plans to introduce a new one-time American Airlines Vacations credit for elite members , and also adjust change fees for award tickets. One of the major things that American Airlines has done is that they’ve changed the fee structure on award tickets. I wan

This soundbar by Polk Audio comes with 3D sound – but not Dolby Atmos

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Polk Audio has launched its latest soundbar, the MagniFi 2.

Remove Apps Linked to Your Facebook Account That You're Not Using

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If you’ve ever signed in to a third-party app or website using your Facebook account, you should take a moment and update a few security settings. Read more...

5 ways to maximize free hotel night rewards in the new era of COVID-19

The Points Guy / 12h
The effects of the ongoing pandemic have reached far and wide. International travel from the US has been and will continue to be limited as countries close off borders to control the spread. For US-based travelers, that has meant rethinking where you can go — if you’re thinking of going anywhere at all. Want more credit card news and travel advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter. For t

Schools already struggled with cybersecurity. Then came COVID-19

500+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / "School" is probably going to look something like this for a whole lot of families in the coming weeks. (credit: Rafael Ben-Ari | Getty Images ) This time last year, Jaggar Henry was enjoying the summer like so many other teens. The 17-year-old had a job, was hanging out with friends on the weekends, and was just generally spending a lot of time online. But then, at the end of July, Hen

Watch This Video to Get the Inside Scoop on Fireworks Shows

66How-To Geek / 12h
You’ve probably seen a fireworks show or two in your day, but how much do you know about the process of the show itself? This video takes us behind the scenes with one of the biggest fireworks production companies in the United States. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

NASA's 'smell of space' could soon be available as a perfume

200+Mashable / 12h
Have you ever wondered what outer space smells like? If you assumed it smells like nothing up there — as I did for 26 years — you're wrong. Astronauts have compared the smell of space to "seared steak, raspberries, and rum." And thanks to a Kickstarter campaign , you might soon be able to experience the mysterious smell yourself. The Kickstarter, which has raised nearly $250,000 so far, seeks to

As Q3 kicks off, four more companies join the $100M ARR club

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Welcome back to our $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) series, in which we take irregular looks at companies that have reached material scale while still private. The goal of our project is simple : uncovering companies of real worth beyond how they are valued by private investors. The Exchange is a daily look at startups and the private markets for Extra Crunch subscribers; use code EXC

The ultimate guide to boost Wi-Fi: 19 ways to improve your internet speed

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Plenty can go wrong with Wi-Fi, so follow these tips for the best internet experience possible.

How to Disable the Screenshot Preview Thumbnails on a Mac

51How-To Geek / 12h
When you take a screenshot on a Mac, macOS usually displays a tiny thumbnail of the screenshot in the lower-right corner of the screen for a few moments before saving the image. If you find this annoying, it’s easy to turn off. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Can’t Sleep? Try this Highly Rated Relaxation App

Futurism / 12h
Sleeplessness strikes in many forms. Trouble sleeping has been connected to mental health and emotional health concerns, and even if you’re otherwise doing well, a bad night’s sleep can put you off your game in a host of ways. Over time, sleep deprivation can even aggravate physical health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Fortunately, help is just an app away, with the highly-

Halo Infinite release date, trailers, gameplay and news

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Here's everything we know so far about Halo Infinite - the next chapter in Master Chief's story.

Follow These 3 Steps to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

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100+Lifehacker / 12h
It’s summer, so you probably want to take advantage of having access to fresh watermelon now that it’s in season. But how can you tell which melon is the ripest and sweetest, and which ones you should leave in the grocery store? Here are three steps to picking the perfect watermelon, courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife . Read more...

Home Depot 4th of July sale 2020: 5 of the best deals available today

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The annual Home Depot 4th of July sales event is here and that means savings of up to 40% on a whole range of furniture, grills and appliances.

Luminate Dark Pantries and Garage Corners With $15 Motion Activated Light Strips

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28Lifehacker / 12h
2-Pack: Bright Basics Motion Activated Light Bar | $15 | Meh Read more...

Our favorite games from the Itch.io racial justice bundle

78Engadget / 12h
Last month’s Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality was a massive hit with gamers, raising over eight million dollars for the NAACP and Community Bail Fund. The key to its success was the sheer size of its offering for a $5 minimum donation: 1,741 products from 1,391 different creators. It’s a motley collection of video games, development tools, tabletop RPGs, comics and zines. There are

Everything you need to know about tipping on a cruise ship

The Points Guy / 12h
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. In the meantime, here’s some guidance when it comes to tipping aboard cruise ships. Some cruise line

VR remote controlled robots to assist at convenience stores in Japan

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Popular Mechanics / 12h
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Razer's First Non-Gaming Headphones Give You a Sony-Like Experience For Less

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48Gizmodo / 12h
Countless companies have tried to dethrone Sony from its noise-cancelling headphone throne , but none have succeeded. Now Razer is taking a different approach with its first pair of headphones designed for a wider consumer audience—not just gamers—by paying homage to the Queen with a look that emulates Sony’s excellent… Read more...

How mobile games crushed consoles

200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Apparently, enough people bought Fortnite 's wholly optional outfits and dance moves to fuel $100 million of prizes for the game's first year of esports tourneys. (credit: Epic Games ) The coronavirus crisis has proved a bonanza for video game makers, as shut-in consumers turn to digital distractions in greater numbers and for longer sessions than ever before. But while the sector’s big

How to watch Fourth of July fireworks at home

58Mashable / 12h
The Fourth of July isn't canceled, but it sure does feel like it . With cities all over the U.S. holding off on any huge celebrations as the coronavirus outbreak resurges, many sanctioned fireworks displays are going dark . Short of setting off a fireworks show in your backyard or from your front stoop, your phone or computer (or VR headset) can dazzle you with the sights and sounds that the pand

27 best Guy Fieri tweets of 2020, so far

100+Mashable / 12h
Logging on in 2020 feels a little like staring straight into the hot blaze of a giant flaming dumpster fire. But not everything online is bad. It can be tough to scroll through social media these days without succumbing to a deep sense of dread, so we're once again here to remind you that Guy Fieri's Twitter account exists and can offer you a little comfort and comic relief when the world feels o

Here are the 13 best tweets of the week

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39Mashable / 12h
Another week down in quarantine — or at least, if you're in the U.S., you almost certainly should be in quarantine . Everything is weird, the Fourth of July, somehow, is nearly here. And, oh yes, people are still tweeting. To mark the end of another week, we have again collected the best tweets of the week . Why? Well because time is passing and, why not? Without further hemming and hawing, here

How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches

300+TechCrunch / 12h
When Troy Hunt launched Have I Been Pwned in late 2013, he wanted it to answer a simple question: Have you fallen victim to a data breach? Seven years later, the data-breach notification service processes thousands of requests each day from users who check to see if their data was compromised — or pwned with a hard ‘p’ — by the hundreds of data breaches in its database, including some of the larg

Dating app S’More adds blurred video calling and launches in LA

200+TechCrunch / 12h
The pandemic hasn’t slowed down dating app S’More — at least according to CEO Adam Cohen-Aslatei, who said that the app’s daily active user count doubled in March and hasn’t gone down since. “When people are working form home, they have much more time to dedicate to their relationships,” Cohen-Aslatei told me. The app (whose name is short for “something more”) launched last fall and has supposedl

When life gives you lemons, print money with Lemonade

200+TechCrunch / 12h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Before we dive in, don’t forget that the show is on Twitter now , so follow us there if you want to see discarded headline ideas, outtakes from the that got cut, and more. It’s fun! Back to task, listen, we’re tired too. But we didn’t let that stop us from packing thi

Learn How to Make Bee-Friendly Gardens at This Free Online Workshop

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Along with knitting, puzzles and baking, gardening has become another popular pandemic pastime. The sale of seeds has skyrocketed, and regardless of whether people have a giant backyard or a tiny fire escape in the city, they’ve been getting into the weeds (mostly to pull them). Read more...

UCLA researchers create a wearable glove that translates sign language in real-time

SlashGear / 12h
Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real-time using a smartphone application. The goal of the project is to facilitate an easy way for people who use sign language to communicate directly with those who don’t understand the sign language without needing a person there to translate. The team also … Continue reading

Longest ever lighting strike recorded in Brazil

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