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Friday, July 17, 2020

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Gamers are spending more in 2020 than they have in a decade

4KEngadget / 1h
US video game spending totaled $1.2 billion in June, according to a new report by NPD Group. That’s the most money spent in a June since 2009, and it’s a 26 percent increase compared to last year. June is part of a larger trend. Year-to-date spending on game hardware, software, accessories and cards reached $6.6 billion. That’s up 19 percent compared to the same period last year. It’s also the hi

No mask? On Delta, you’ll now need a note from the airline’s doctor

300+The Points Guy / 1h
In order to get people back in the sky, Delta needs to reassure customers that it’s safe. And of the U.S. airlines, Delta’s doing a great job towards that goal . It’s capping the capacity of all its flights, cleaning planes at each turn and modifying inflight service protocols. Additionally, the Atlanta-based airline requires passengers to wear masks or appropriate face coverings throughout the e

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

58KBBC News - Technology / 10h
British Airways is permanently grounding its jumbo jets which are nicknamed "the queen of the skies".

Scientists: Climate Change Will Get So Hot Your Organs Shut Down

Futurism / 4min
Organ Failure In the coming years, climate change will heat some parts of the world so much that merely working outdoors could become life-threatening. New models suggest that unless greenhouse gases are reined in, millions of people — especially in developing nations — will be exposed to dangerous levels of heat that could cause heat stress, a dangerous condition that can cause your organs to sh

Police Arrest Suspect in the Murder of Tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh

Gizmodo / 5min
Investigators arrested a suspect this morning for the murder of tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh , 33. Saleh’s personal assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, is expected to be charged with second degree murder, along with other crimes, according to two officials who spoke with New York Times . Read more...

Uber jumps through hoops to keep drivers 'independent contractors'

Mashable / 9min
Uber wants drivers to accept every single ride so passengers don’t wait too long or pay too much for rides. But the company also needs to convince lawmakers that drivers are their own bosses. So it's getting creative. Uber doesn't want to violate California's AB 5 law , which requires companies to classify workers as employees if they're not truly independent. That could cost Uber $508 million an

International Travel In A New Era

One Mile at a Time / 24min
READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • In June I took my first domestic trip in several months . I flew out west to visit some national parks. My goal was to report back on what it’s like to fly nowadays , how hotels have changed , and how tourist sites are in the age of coronavirus , given the unprecedented times. Nearly a week ago I flew to Bodrum, Turkey. Let me share my thought process with this trip, w

Looking to Reduce Inflammation? This Specially-Designed CBD Could Be The Answer.

Futurism / 25min
For centuries, doctors and scientists viewed inflammation as a necessary and unavoidable systemic response to illness or injury. However, over the last few decades, we have seen a major shift in thinking on the subject. Today we understand that inflammation is as much a cause of major medical issues as it is a symptom. In fact, a lot of doctors now argue that being able to control and reduce infl

Respawns won't save you in 'Weird West'

26Engadget / 26min
Weird West isn’t a horror game, but it has at least one narrative arc involving cannibalism. In some scenes, citizens in quaint Old West towns lay dead in the streets for mysterious reasons. In others, red-soaked pentagrams are etched into the dirt, surrounded by animal bones. A large man wearing a pig’s head as his own walks slowly through the dust, shirtless and splattered with blood. Miles awa

The U.S. Had a Record Number of Overdose Deaths Last Year

Gizmodo / 30min
The covid-19 pandemic isn’t the only public health crisis the U.S. is currently dealing with, as new government data released this week illustrates. In 2019, there were nearly 71,000 deaths attributed to drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest yearly number to date. And… Read more...

The Anatomy of a Cisco Counterfeit Shows Its Dangerous Potential

56Wired / 29min
By tearing down bootleg network switches, researchers found ample opportunity for malice—but no signs of a backdoor this time.

I'm Comedian Caleb Hearon and This Is How I Eat

20Lifehacker / 33min
Comedian Caleb Hearon is probably my favorite person on Twitter . His front-facing videos are hilarious and relatable, but there’s something special about the uncanny way he portrays social discomfort without being unkind. Having recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles (in the middle of a pandemic), Caleb is getting… Read more...

Lenovo Legion phone has a side-popping camera for streaming

SlashGear / 34min
There’s a smartphone called Lenovo Legion that’ll be released this month with a side-popping camera. This device is a gaming phone, and it’ll look rather radical from the get-go. The camera is aimed forward, and its placement suggests one thing, quite clearly – this isn’t so much a phone that’s made for gaming as it is a gaming device that … Continue reading

Government Leak: Cops Terrified Masks Will Block Facial Recognition

Futurism / 40min
Foiled Again! It turns out that the masks that keep us safe from COVID-19 are a real pain for the police. Leaked documents reveal that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been particularly concerned about how masks block the facial recognition used to surveil Americans, The Intercept reports . Apparently, federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been circulating these conc

NASA Just Picked a Date for SpaceX to Bring Back Its Astronauts

200+Futurism / 47min
It’s a Date On May 30, SpaceX made history by launching the first astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. ground since the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 2011. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley may have piloted the the futuristic Crew Dragon space capsule with ease — but the mission, dubbed Demo-2, is far from over. Both astronauts will still have to make

State-Backed Russian Hackers Are Targeting Coronavirus Vaccine Research

96Futurism / 47min
The UK National Cyber Security Centre, (NCSC) in conjunction with their US and Canadian intelligence counterparts, warned on Thursday that Russian hackers with ties to the Kremlin have been targeting coronavirus vaccine development since the early days of the pandemic. The warnings were accompanied by a detailed 16-page document , outlining how Russian hackers might be attempting to steal informa

FCC: Phone carriers that profit from robocalls could have all calls blocked

40Ars Technica / 47min
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bill Oxford) "Bad-actor" phone companies that profit from robocalls could be blocked by more legitimate carriers under rules approved unanimously yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the change, the FCC said carriers can block calls "from bad-actor upstream voice service providers that pass illegal or unwanted calls along to other providers, wh

Cisco routers and VPN are at risk once again

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 50min
Cisco has patched a total of 34 vulnerabilities in a new security update.

RAVPower's 22000mAh Power Bank is Only $20 [Exclusive]

Lifehacker / 55min
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'Avengers: Endgame' directors will make Netflix's most expensive film yet

100+Engadget / 56min
Netflix’s first $200 million-plus film is coming from a duo known for helming box office hits: Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The Gray Man will pit Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans against each other as dueling assassins, Deadline reports . Based on the popular book series by Mark Greaney, the film aims be an action entry with the scale of a James Bond film. That’

Gamers are spending more in 2020 than they have in a decade

28Engadget / 56min
US video game spending totaled $1.2 billion in June, according to a new report by NPD Group. That’s the most money spent in a June since 2009, and it’s a 26 percent increase compared to last year. June is part of a larger trend. Year-to-date spending on game hardware, software, accessories and cards reached $6.6 billion. That’s up 19 percent compared to the same period last year. It’s also the hi

Forget the Bad Batch, Star Wars' OG Badass Clone Troopers Were the Muunilist 10

200+Gizmodo / 59min
This week saw the surprising reveal of the next animated entry in the vast Star Wars saga: The Bad Batch , spinning out of Clone Wars’ final season to tell the story of an elite team of Clone Troopers against the backdrop of the rise of the Empire. They’re the latest in a long line of elite clones on the frontline, but… Read more...

RAVPower's 22000mAh Power Bank is Only $20 [Exclusive]

Gizmodo / 1h
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FedEx is utilizing robotic arms to sort packages at a Memphis facility

100+TechCrunch / 59min
FedEx has flirted with robotic technologies before, most notably in the case of Roxo. The delivery robot made its debut in New York City last year, only to get the boot from Mayor Bill de Blasio. These days, however, the prospect of increased automation seems all the more pressing, as COVID-19 has left many reconsidering the human element of the supply chain. The logistics giant reached out to Te

Samsung Galaxy Beans leak, look to beat AirPods with unique features

SlashGear / 1h
Today Samsung Galaxy Beans leaked in three colors. This product is a pair of wireless earbuds that come in a charging case the likes of which have become exceedingly popular over the past few years. Samsung’s new pair of earbuds are shaped more or less like lima beans, making them just about the most ideal shape to fit in your … Continue reading

Catch a Drive-In Drag Show and Bring Some Realness to Your Weekend

37Lifehacker / 1h
Weekends haven’t been the best since the pandemic hit. (And that’s an understatement.) But starting today, a fun new option will be popping up around the country: RuPaul’s Drag Race as a drive-in experience. Specifically, it’s a live show called “Drive ‘n’ Drag,” featuring some of your favorite Drag Race all-stars… Read more...

Samsung’s Intel-based Galaxy Book S is ready for prime time

Intel Galaxy Book S
SlashGear / 1h
Back toward the end of May, Samsung revealed a new Galaxy Book S built around one of Intel’s hybrid Lakefield CPUs. Specifically, the Galaxy Book S features an Intel Core i5-L16g7 at its core, ditching the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx we see in the other Galaxy Book S. Fast forward to today, and Samsung has announced that the Intel-based Galaxy Book … Continue reading

Audi puts R8 V10 quattro out to pasture – but not without a surprise

SlashGear / 1h
Audi is setting one of its icons out to sail on its last journey, with the R8 V10 quattro being discontinued – and a special edition marking that with a bang. Only thirty of the limited edition R8 V10 quattro will be produced, pairing features cherry-picked from its more expensive performance sibling with some striking style. Carried over is the … Continue reading

The Pandemic Is Straining Airbnb

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
For a start-up, not growing is basically the same as dying.

Zoom just destroyed TikTok's download record

Zoom TikTok App Store
45Mashable / 1h
Move over TikTok , there’s a new mobile app king in town. Zoom just blew away all mobile app download records with its iOS app. The video-conferencing giant, which has seen exponential growth during the coronavirus pandemic, broke the record for the most App Store downloads in a single quarter. Zoom on iOS received almost 94 million downloads from April 1 to June 30, according to a Q2 data report

Legal clouds gather over US cloud services, after CJEU ruling

100+TechCrunch / 1h
In the wake of yesterday’s landmark ruling by Europe’s top court — striking down a flagship transatlantic data transfer framework called Privacy Shield, and cranking up the legal uncertainty around processing EU citizens’ data in the US in the process — Europe’s lead data protection regulator has fired its own warning shot at the region’s data protection authorities (DPAs), essentially telling th

How to Keep Track of All the Potential Coronavirus Treatments

24Lifehacker / 1h
There’s still no cure for the coronavirus, but dozens of drugs and treatments are being tested against it . And you’re not alone if you’ve gotten confused about which ones are mere possibilities and which are widely understood to be useful. The science changes day by day, and sometimes a drug will make headlines based… Read more...

Google’s big bet that virtual work is “here to stay”

Google Gmail G Suite
SlashGear / 1h
Google’s gone ahead and put their efforts to bring a massive update to work-at-home tools into hyperspace. They’re packaging the tools as a sort of upgrade to G Suite, but we know better. Given the message this set of changes is delivered with, it’s clear Google’s prepared itself for what they see as the inevitable. This post-workplace work from home … Continue reading

Extension rounds help some startups play offense during COVID-19

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The venture capital world is constantly changing, and its evolution can sometimes flip pieces of conventional wisdom on their heads. For example, a recent flurry of extension rounds from Silicon Valley’s hottest startups like Stripe and Robinhood seem to signal that the investment type has suddenly become cool. Extensions evolving from unloved to hot is not the first time that a type of VC deal h

Can Xbox One continue on as gaming’s “low-end” console option?

Microsoft Xbox One
28Ars Technica / 1h
Dirt 5 's racing doesn't immediately look like a step above current-gen consoles, but its trailer did emphasize reflections and particle effects, which the Xbox Series X may boost. For months now, Microsoft has been talking up the raw power increase coming to consoles courtesy of the Xbox Series X. At the same time, though, Microsoft is encouraging internal and external studios to make Series X g

Why my American elite status just became much more valuable — and yours may have, too

The Points Guy / 1h
Even before the pandemic changed travel as we knew it, I had begun questioning the value of airline loyalty. There were two reasons. Last year, I redeemed miles (and found deals) for first and business class flights like no other year before. Who needs loyalty if you’re already flying up front? Further, my attachment to American Airlines was wearing thin. American continued to eliminate routes fr

How to Make Your Gboard Automatically Match Your Android's Dark or Light Theme

20Lifehacker / 1h
Setting up dark mode on your Android is easy, but making sure the Gboard keyboard aligns with your preference for the light or dark sides requires a bit more handiwork. And if you want your keyboard’s color to change when your Android’s theme changes—at a particular time of day, for example—the process gets a little… Read more...

'Crysis Remastered' trailer proves the Switch can run 'Crysis'

79Engadget / 1h
Back when Crysis debuted in 2007 , it was nigh-on unfathomable that you’d be able to play the notoriously power-hungry game pretty much anywhere. Fast forward 13 years, and you’ll be able to play the thing on your ride to work — you know, when that’s actually safe to do again. Crytek is releasing Crysis Remastered on Nintendo Switch and other platforms . A gameplay trailer (via Polygon ) shows it

The DualSense PS5 controller hands-on taught us nothing new about the gamepad

Keighley PS5 DualSense
29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Geoff Keighley hosted a live hands-on with the DualSense PS5 controller – but it was a major disappointment.

These Are Some of the Rarest Creatures Ever Caught on Camera

Gizmodo / 1h
No matter how hard conservationists try, some animals just don’t want to be found. Perhaps this isn’t surprising since rare species, by their nature, are very hard to find. But capturing even a few minutes of them on camera can help transform our understanding of the rarest and most endangered creatures on Earth. Read more...

Runaway Star Blamed for Black Hole’s Bizarre Disappearing Act

Gizmodo / 1h
Two years ago, astronomers watched in confusion as the corona of a supermassive black hole quickly faded from view, only to reappear a few months later. New research suggests this strange episode was caused by a runaway star. Read more...

Keep an Eye on Your Furry Pals With This $30 Wireless Pet Camera

Gizmodo / 1h
Wireless Pet Camera | $30 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Disney's new AI is facial recognition for animation

88Engadget / 1h
Disney’s massive archive spans the course of nearly a century of content, which can turn any search for specific characters, scenes or on-screen objects within it into a significant undertaking. However, a team of researchers from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Organization (DTCI) have built a machine learning platform to help automate the digital archival of all that content. They c

What's Coming to Hulu in August 2020

32Lifehacker / 1h
Early in lockdown—when I was trying to tell myself things might all be back to near-normal by summer, even though I knew I was kidding myself —I didn’t want to watch any movie that wasn’t a 1980s comedy. But some five months later, I’ve become so numbed to the horrors of everyday existence that I can watch all kinds of… Read more...

You can now book Hyatt suites with points online and save big

The Points Guy / 2h
Many airlines and hotels are using the downtime associated with the coronavirus pandemic to make adjustments to their loyalty programs and technology. One of those programs is the World of Hyatt . While the hotel chain is delaying the implementation of peak and off-peak pricing and planned award category changes (except for five properties), it is speeding up some back-end upgrades . The World of

Get a Glimpse at Cyberpunk 2077's Gritty World in This Exclusive Art Book Preview

200+Gizmodo / 2h
If you’re looking forward to the Keanu Reeves-starring Cyberpunk 2077 , we have a homework assignment for you. Dark Horse and CD Projekt Red are about to release a 200-page hardcover book detailing the lore of the entire world months before the video game pops into your console, and io9 has an exclusive sneak peek. Read more...

Lenovo's Funky Gaming Phone with a Side-Mounted Pop-Up Cam Appears to Be Real

Lenovo Legion Gaming
Gizmodo / 2h
A couple months ago, rumors started to swirl about an upcoming Lenovo gaming phone with a funky side-mounted pop-up cam , and now based on a listing on , it seems those rumors were true. Read more...

NASA's SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts will return to Earth on August 2nd

500+Engadget / 2h
Two months after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley traveled via SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS), they’ll return to Earth. NASA is planning for the SpaceX Crew Dragon to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on August 2nd, CNBC reports . This will mark the completion of the Demo-2 mission, SpaceX’s first crewed flight and the first mission to launch NASA astrona

This Nintendo Switch bundle in stock on Amazon is bound to sell out soon

28Mashable / 2h
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This $22 Kirby Art Book Is Everything I Need Right Now

24Gizmodo / 2h
Kirby Art & Style Collection | $22 | Amazon Read more...

Come to Grips with Photoshop, Lightroom, and More in this 20-Course Bundle

Futurism / 2h
Photo editing is as old as photography itself. In fact, you have an example in your wallet. The portrait of Lincoln on the $5 bill is a fake : Lincoln’s head was taken from an original photo and placed on top of the body of the far less famous John C. Calhoun in an engraving. And, as social media and photo editing software have democratized the art of photography, knowing what to edit and why has

A concept in psychology is helping AI to better navigate our world

64MIT Technology Review / 2h
The concept: When we look at a chair, regardless of its shape and color, we know that we can sit on it. When a fish is in water, regardless of its location, it knows that it can swim. This is known as the theory of affordance, a term coined by psychologist James J. Gibson. It states that when intelligent beings look at the world they perceive not simply objects and their relationships but also th

Google will ban face-altering photography in Android 11

SlashGear / 2h
The next version of Android was discovered to have a small, but significant, change for photography. With the update, Camera API Behavior v.7.5.4, “CameraDevice” and Camera API may not alter the appearance of human faces. While there’s little Google can do to stop the altering of human faces in photos after photos are already captured, this update makes it so … Continue reading

India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to Covid-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the most drastic drop one of the rare growing markets has seen in a decade, research firm Canalys reported Friday evening. About 17.3 million smartphone units shipped in Q2 2020, down from 33 million in Q2 2019, and 33.5

Marketing, PR and brand building, oh my! TechCrunch Early Stage goes down July 21 and 22

One SEO Google Bing
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Your product may solve problems. It may cost less and do more. It may very well change the world. But unless you can get the word out, ensuring the right group of people know about it and are willing to use it, pay for it and evangelize it, then your hard work is in vain. At TechCrunch Early Stage , we’ll hear from some of the world’s top minds in the fields of marketing and brand building. They’

Ready, set, network! CrunchMatch is now open for Early Stage 2020

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Call it what you will — startup bootcamp, founders’ masterclass or the mother of all how-to events — we’re just days away from TC Early Stage 2020 . But you don’t have to wait another minute to start making essential connections. CrunchMatch, our AI-powered networking platform, is now open for business. Wait up. You don’t have a pass yet? Crikey! Buy your Early Stage pass here , start networking

SpaceX and NASA targeting August 1 for Crew Dragon return trip with astronauts on board

200+TechCrunch / 2h
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule has been docked at the International Space Station (ISS) since its historic first crewed launch in May, but it’s getting ready to make its return trip. NASA had planned to keep the spacecraft and astronauts at ISS for a while, depending on station mission needs, but they’re zeroing in on the exact time to cap the inaugural Crew Dragon human spaceflight mission with it

EE launches new identity check platform to tackle fraud

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
B2B service aimed at the customers of EE business partners, including banks and e-commerce platforms.

'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' won't debut on Disney+ in August

100+Engadget / 2h
Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won’t start streaming next month as originally planned. Filming was put on hold in March amid the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Disney released a list of what’s coming to the streaming platform next month, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was a notable absentee. EW confirmed with a source that the premiere had been pushed back, though a

Taco Bell confirms the menu changes are unfortunately real

500+Mashable / 2h
Listen, we don't want to bring you more bad news, but sometimes that's our job. So, it is with deep regret that we must inform you that the rumored Taco Bell menu changes are real, representing yet another small blow in a cavalcade of bad news. Rumors started floating this week on Reddit , Twitter, and elsewhere that Taco Bell was planning a major shift. Rumored cuts included all potato items, th

Set Up a Potion-Making Station for Your Kids

48Lifehacker / 2h
It’s summer. There’s this crazy virus going around. The kids are bored with the usual puzzles, board games, books and toys. It’s time to let them brew some “potions.” Read more...

Got Back Problems? This Shiatsu Lumbar Massager Melts the Pain Away for $29

60Lifehacker / 2h
Shiatsu Neck and Lumbar Massager | $29 | MorningSave Read more...

Better Airline And Hotel Cleaning Needs To Stay With Us Even After Covid-19

28View from the Wing / 2h
In previous challenging times airlines cut back on their cleaning, going as long as 18 months between deep cleans . Now despite losing billions of dollars per quarter airlines have stepped up their level of cleaning every day . That needs to continue. Covid-19 isn't the only threat to health. People are going to have this experience fresh in their minds. Masks are likely to persist at least for s

Where Does 'Castlevania' Go From Here?

92Wired / 2h
The Netflix animated series has been pretty solid for three seasons now. But does it have anything left to say?

Icelandair Fires All Flight Attendants, Will Replace Them With Pilots

2KOne Mile at a Time / 2h
As reported by The Reykjavik Grapevine , Icelandair has fired all of its flight attendants, as the company will instead try to find “another party in the Icelandic labor market” to replace current employees. As of July 20, 2020, and until further notice, Icelandair will use pilots to replace flight attendants, as they’ll be focused on overseeing cabins: Since Icelandair is only operating a limite

Samsung's Black Friday in July sale cuts prices on tons of 2020 QLED TVs

32Mashable / 2h
Samsung is also in on the Black Friday in July action that we've been seeing throughout the week. SEE ALSO: KitchenAid's Black Friday in July sale is on — save on mixers, blenders, and more The deals are nothing short of what you'd see on the real shopping holiday: A majority of discounted models are part of the 2020 QLED collection, which was partly focused on making QLEDs reasonably-priced for

Scientists Discover “Vantablack” Deep-Sea Creatures

2KFuturism / 2h
A team of marine biologists have discovered 16 new species of terrifying deep-sea fish that reflect almost no light at all, Wired reports — much like the ultra-black material Vantablack . Marine biologist Karen Osborn was astonished when she attempted to take pictures of a fangtooth, a terrifying fanged monster of the deep sea, for cataloguing reasons. The fish appeared to absorb almost all of th

Here’s how to watch Geoff Keighley’s PS5 DualSense reveal today

Keighley PS5 DualSense
SlashGear / 2h
New gaming hardware is on the horizon, and normally, summer gaming conferences like E3 and Gamescom would be how consumers and press alike get some hands-on time with that hardware. The coronavirus pandemic brought those plans to a screeching halt, so now we have to settle for reveals that are a more remote in nature. Longtime gaming journalist and presenter … Continue reading

Three has secured the best Samsung S20, S20 Plus and Ultra deals around by miles

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Considering Samsung's 2020 phone deals? This is the best way to get them with low prices and a boat-load of data.

Huawei exiting CPU industry 'might actually be a good thing for China'

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Huawei axing its HiSilicon chip operations may be good for China’s semiconductor industry, analyst says.

Most Alaska Lounges Reopening August 1

29One Mile at a Time / 3h
We’re seeing many airlines start to reopen airport lounge as demand is slowly picking up, and protocols can be standardized. Alaska Airlines will be the next airline to open a majority of its lounges ( see here for the best way to access Alaska Lounges ). Which Alaska Lounges are opening? Currently only the Alaska Lounge Seattle (SEA) Concourse D is open. As of August 1, 2020, Alaska Lounges at t

The Best Videos by Abu Zafar, King of Tech Hacks

20Lifehacker / 3h
For the past year and a half, our intrepid video producer Abu Zafar has written, hosted, and edited some wonderful segments for Lifehacker. In order to wish him well on his new endeavors, we assembled some of his best videos for you to enjoy. Read more...

How to Sort by Date in Microsoft Excel

24How-To Geek / 3h
When you’re trying to look at a set of data in a spreadsheet over time, it’s often helpful to be able to sort the data using the dates in that range, which Microsoft Excel allows you to do using the built-in sort tool. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Twitter Hackers Tried to Breach 130 Accounts

How-To Geek / 3h
The fallout from the great Twitter hack of 2020 continues. While we knew that large accounts, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, tweeted out a Bitcoin scam, the hack looked limited in scope. Now Twitter is admitting the hackers targetted 130 accounts. And to add salt to the wound, Google removed the Twitter carousel from search results. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Logitech Reveals Its Affordable Trackpad Case for the 11-Inch iPad Pro

Logitech Folio iPad
21How-To Geek / 3h
After months of waiting, 11-inch iPad Pro owners finally have an alternative to Apple’s $300 Magic Keyboard. The $160 Logitech Folio Touch has a detachable keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, and Surface-style kickstand. Logitech hasn’t announced plans to release a 12-inch version of the Folio Touch case. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Configure Your DNS

How-To Geek / 3h
DNS records are used to translate addresses humans can understand (like into IP addresses computers can understand (like In order for your site to work properly, you’ll need to make sure your DNS configuration is in order. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

These are the 3 types of cards I always keep in my wallet

The Points Guy / 3h
Diversity is incredibly important in your credit card strategy for a lot of reasons. You need cards with different bonus categories, perks that don’t overlap, and ideally cards that earn different types of points so you’ll have more flexibility when you’re ready to redeem. It’s also important to think about the role different cards play in helping you build your credit score. If all you ever do i

DJI's Osmo Action camera is down to $250 at Amazon and Best Buy

47Engadget / 3h
DJI’s Osmo Action might be missing a few useful functions, such as GPS and more robust social sharing and editing features, but we still think it’s a worthy competitor to GoPro. If you’re looking to pick up an action camera, you could do a lot worse. It’s on sale on Amazon and Best Buy at the minute, down from $369.99 to $249.99. Buy Osmo Action on Amazon - $249.99 Buy Osmo Action 4K on Best Buy

Geologists Say a New Ocean Is Opening up in Africa

5KFuturism / 3h
Breaking Up In somewhere between five and ten million years, the tectonic plates that form Africa are likely to rip apart so much that it’ll eventually split the continent in two. Within Ethiopia’s Afar region, the Arabian, Nubian, and Somali tectonic plates are slowly pulling away from each other, NBC News reports , gradually creating a vast rift — slowly forming a new ocean. “We can see that oc

GM reveals EV roadmap: Electric Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Hummer and Cadillac details

31SlashGear / 3h
GM has detailed its roadmap of electric vehicles, with not one but two new Hummer EVs, a full-sized Chevrolet electric pickup, and fresh models from Cadillac and Buick. The aggressive roadmap hinges on General Motors’ new modular EV platform, Ultium, which the automaker has boasted could deliver more than 400 miles of range on a single charge. It also marks … Continue reading

Save yourself the trouble of cleaning up with a robot vacuum on sale

28Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of July 17, you can grab a robot vacuum for as low as $179.99 with sales at Walmart and Best Buy . Don't get us wrong, we love Mrs. Doubtfire, but vacuuming is definitely not as fun as she made it seem . Luckily, we don't have to do it anymore. Yes, your home should be vacuumed, but you're not the one who has to go around the whole house making sure no dust bunnies are left behind. Inst

Slow Cooking and High Savings With This Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for Just $69

Lifehacker / 3h
Programmable Multi-Function Pressure Cooker | $69 | MorningSave

Galaxy S20 FE price dunk tipped for Fall

SlashGear / 3h
An insider tip this week suggests a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) could be released in or after October with a “nice” price. This iteration of the Galaxy S20 would follow previously released “Fan Edition” phone cues, bringing a phone that’s extremely similar to its predecessor with a price that’s much more in-tune with your wallet. This device will … Continue reading

Metacritic changes its user review policy to combat score bombing

300+Engadget / 3h
Within hours of The Last of Us Part II ’s release, angry gamers were giving the title ultra-low scores on Metacritic. Since the story unfolds over 20 to 30 hours of gameplay, it was hard to believe the reviews pouring in after just a few hours. Metacitic took note of this score bombing and quietly changed its policy. Now, users have to wait 36 hours after a game’s release before they can post a r

Here Are All the iOS and Android Emoji Coming This Fall—but I Really Only Care About the Turtle

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Today is World Emoji Day , a “holiday” that is apparently a thing. To celebrate, both Google and Apple have shared some new emoji coming to Android 11 and iOS this year. Read more...

Make Two-Ingredient Quick Pickles with Seasoned Rice Vinegar

40Lifehacker / 3h
While I respect people who crave complete control over their seasonings, I embrace the shortcut lifestyle that pre-seasoned ingredients afford me. Unsurprisingly, this includes seasoned rice vinegar , one of my favorite pantry secret weapons. Read more...

An unsurprising wave of video-focused startups is trying to make video calls better

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As Zoom and Microsoft and Google hammer it out for video-chat hegemony , startups are developing apps and services that either add on or compete with the major players. There hasn’t been enough activity — yet — to call it a boom, but there’s enough going on to warrant our attention. Call it a boomlet, if you will, of startups looking to ride the wave of demand that video-conferencing has seen dur

SpaceX Is Launching a Fleet of Pirate-Hunting Satellites

1KFuturism / 3h
At the end of the year, a fleet of pirate-hunting satellites will take to the sky. A satellite intelligence company called HawkEye 360 says it’s booked a ticket on a SpaceX rideshare mission to launch a cluster of three satellites that will sail around the globe, tracking down pirates, poachers, and smugglers. HawkEye, unlike the superhero of the same name , doesn’t actually dole out justice. But

Buy a Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts, Get a Dozen Free Today

200+Lifehacker / 3h
To celebrate it’s 83rd birthday, Krispy Kreme has a delicious deal going on. For today (Friday, July 17) only, if you buy one dozen of any type of donuts, you’ll get a dozen of their original glazed donuts for free. Not only that, but the donuts include the boxes that some people have been turning into face shields .… Read more...

No one is sleeping well this summer. You deserve a new mattress or pillow.

24Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: Tempur-Pedic Weekend is here, offering 30% off select Breeze 2.0 and Cloud mattresses, 40% off mattress toppers, and 25% off pillows. Sleep is already a struggle in the summer . A hot, sticky room isn't the environment your body wants when it's preparing to shut down, and though we consciously love that the sun hangs out until 8 p.m., we're subconsciously stimulated by that sunlight. Enter

What's Coming to Disney+ in August 2020

37Lifehacker / 3h
Disney is such a ubiquitous force in commerce, media and culture in 2020 that it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time it wasn’t one of the most powerful brands in the world. But back in the 1980s, the studio that Walt built was in dire straits—though Disney World has never not been the happiest place on Earth… Read more...

‘We Essentially Cook Ourselves’ if We Don’t Fix Air Conditioning, Major UN Report Warns

94Gizmodo / 3h
A new United Nations report shows why it’s crucial to clean up air conditioning. In fact, the authors found that switching over to energy-efficient and climate-friendly air conditioning units could save the world up to 460 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the next 40 years. For context,… Read more...

Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2 are making the wait for PS5 too easy

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There’s still so much the PS4 can do, the PS5 doesn’t appeal… yet

What Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 means for your next PC

Intel Galaxy Book S
64Engadget / 3h
It's hard to get excited for a new interface protocol, I get it. But Intel's upcoming Thunderbolt 4 tech could end up making your next PC a lot more capable than today's systems. Just imagine hooking up two 4K displays to an impossibly thin and sleek ultraportable, which also happens to support data speeds twice as fast as Thunderbolt 3 systems. Surely that's enough to muster a bit of enthusiasm.

Yes, You Should Quit Using Google Chrome

90Lifehacker / 4h
Is it time to stop using Chrome ? We’re certainly ready to put the resource-hogging browser out to pasture, especially given the recent news that a hopeful fix from Microsoft for Chrome’s memory-hogging issues has been thwarted by Google itself . Read more...

The Whistle GO Explore pet tracker is on sale

28Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: As of July 17, save $20 on the Whistle GO Explore pet tracker with code SUMMERGAMES20 , dropping the price to $109.95. In his review of the Whistle GO Explore , my colleague Dylan Haas describes the device as a Fitbit for both dogs and cats. It's a little gadget that you attach to your pet's collar to get info on their activity, health, and location. Dylan was thoroughly impressed by the t

Mario is getting his own Jenga and Monopoly games: Here’s why

SlashGear / 4h
The Super Mario franchise is turning 35 years old this year, and while there have been rumors that Nintendo will remaster a number of classic Mario games for the Switch, this anniversary serves up the opportunity for plenty of Super Mario-themed toys and products. LEGO already got the ball moving with its Super Mario and NES sets, which will all … Continue reading

Amazing AirPods Pro deal sees them drop to lowest ever price

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Thinking of buying the AirPods Pro? This deal is the best we've seen so far.

How to Delete Multiple Contacts at Once on iPhone

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How-To Geek / 4h
The iPhone’s software has grown a lot since it was first released. Despite its evolution, Apple’s Contacts app on the iPhone is still quite barebones. You can’t even delete multiple contacts in the app. But don’t worry, there’s an app for that! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Set Up Basic HTTP Authentication in NGINX

How-To Geek / 4h
Basic username and password authentication is an easy and simple way to secure administrative panels and backend services. Nginx can be configured to protect certain areas of your website, or even used as a reverse proxy to secure other services. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Video mapping viral trends of the decade by state is a wild trip down memory lane

40Mashable / 4h
Remember Flappy Bird ? " Gangam Style ?" Rebecca Black's unstoppable ear-worm "Friday?" Somehow, despite feeling like a lifetime ago, all those viral hits happened this decade. Using Google's annual "Year in Search" summary, the YouTube channel V1 Analytics created a video that recapped the viral trends of the decade — down to the day — and it's a wonderful little trip down memory lane. It's espe

The Pentagon Is Quietly Working on a Military Space Station Outpost

Futurism / 4h
Shooting Star The Department of Defense has quietly awarded a contract for the Sierra Nevada Corporation to turn its Shooting Star cargo spacecraft into a small experimental space station, The Drive reports . The defense contractor has been developing the spacecraft since 2016 as a way to resupply the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. The craft is 16 f

Learn how to build a company that puts profits and users first, and VCs last, at Disrupt 2020

92TechCrunch / 4h
Contrary to popular belief, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to success in Silicon Valley. Beyond raising traditional venture capital and beyond the pursuing-growth-at-all-costs strategy, there are people in the startup ecosystem that are finding success through less mainstream avenues. At TechCrunch Disrupt on September 14-18 , I’ll be chatting with Conductor CEO Seth Besmertnik, Driver’s

Fitbit price cut: the Fitbit Inspire HR hits lowest sale price ever at Best Buy

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You score price cuts on Fitbit's best-selling activity trackers like the Fitbit Inspire HR that's on sale for $69.96.

These Expertly Designed Sneakers Are Actually Steel Toe Boots In Disguise

Futurism / 4h
When it comes to footwear , there are lots of options that will keep your feet safe. Unfortunately, most of those options are severely lacking in the style department. Of course, style shouldn’t be a concern when you’re working on a job site where your feet are at risk. But once the workday is done, no one wants to hit the town in a clunky, sweaty pair of steel toe boots. But that’s life. You hav

Give us your seed round and we will send back double

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was full of news of all sorts, but as we recorded, both Danny and Natasha “not Tash” Mascarenhas were still locked out of their Twitter accounts after a proletariat revolution on the social platform saw the ruling Blue Checkmark Class forced into silence. Th

Lenovo's Newest IdeaPad Is A Near-Perfect Gaming-Focused Work Laptop

Lenovo Legion 5 AMD
28Gizmodo / 4h
Lenovo just threw a gaming laptop into its IdeaPad lineup of productivity-focused devices, and, to be honest, we’re not mad about it. Read more...

Easy Ways to Lower Your Car Insurance Premiums

32Lifehacker / 4h
As stay-at-home orders linger, many folks have ditched their commutes for remote work. Less time in the car has had some positive effects, like less traffic and fewer accidents . These changes have also had a positive impact on the car insurance industry. Read more...

[Roundup] Booking The World’s Best Suites Using Chase Or Hyatt Points

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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 ...

5 ways the new normal is the better normal

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As many of us adjust to lockdown, we examine five ways the new normal is in fact the better normal for the office of the future.

Galaxy Note 20 test clears up a key 5G detail

SlashGear / 4h
Samsung may not be quite ready to show us the new Galaxy Note 20, but that hasn’t stopped the upcoming phablet flagship from already breaking cover as it wriggles its way through regulators. Expected to be the headline at Unpacked 2020 – the virtual launch being held on August 5 – all signs are pointing to a rapid release for … Continue reading

Watch Geoff Keighley go hands-on with the PS5 controller at 12PM ET

100+Engadget / 4h
We know a fair bit about the PlayStation 5 controller . For starters, it has a two-tone aesthetic that looks dramatically different from the DualShock 4 and every PlayStation pad that came before it. (I still think it looks like a tiny robot from Detroit: Become Human .) We know that it features adaptive triggers which can provide resistance while gaming (to simulate the feeling of drawing a bow,

Lenovo IdeaPads on sale, plus more cheap laptop deals this weekend

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Read more... More about Apple , Laptops , Dell , Mashable Shopping , and Cheap Laptops

Forget 4K - Blackmagic Design unveils URSA Mini Pro 12K camera

Blackmagic 12K Camera
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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K promises unprecedented video quality for today and a headroom for tomorrow.

iPhone maker Pegatron to assemble smartphones in India

Apple iPhone India
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Pegatron is a Taiwanese company that operates several factories in China where it assembles smartphones for Apple, besides designing and manufacturing computer peripherals and components.

Should You Get an IUD Now Before Everything Shuts Down Again?

28Lifehacker / 4h
With all the focus on COVID-19 this year so far, it’s been easy to overlook routine healthcare. For people who have a uterus but aren’t interested in getting pregnant, this includes obtaining their preferred method of birth control. Those on the Pill may be able to get refills through their pharmacy or a home-delivery… Read more...

How to guard against identity theft in times of increasing online fraud

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Everyone is fair game when it comes to identity theft.

Ultra-black skin allows some fish to blend into the cold ocean depths

SlashGear / 5h
There’s a fish that lives in the ocean depths called the dragonfish or the common fangtooth. The fish lives in the depths of the ocean where there’s nothing to hide behind to escape predators, and there is no sunlight. To help keep the fish out of sight in the glow of bioluminescent organisms that hunt at that depth, they have … Continue reading

Keanu Reeves' Constantine Is Hoping for a Big Screen Resurrection

300+Gizmodo / 5h
Chucky is back and ready for some Syfy action in a new teaser. The Boys season two may be even more disgusting than the first. Plus Denis Villeneuve’s Dune gets some reshoots plus updates from Doom Patrol , NOS4A2 , and more.’s Friday! Read more...

This Sex Toy's Virtual Orgasm Coaching Service Gives New Meaning to Telehealth

48Gizmodo / 5h
Sex tech made a splash as a new category at CES 2020—an event that was somehow just months ago—but it was specifically Lora DiCarlo’s Baci toy that dominated the show floor. The award-winning Baci is launching today alongside the company’s new virtual sexual wellness coaching service—because, you know, staying at home… Read more...

Apple AR glasses could feature a unique privacy feature

Popular Mechanics / 5h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

What you need to know about Aeromexico’s dynamic award pricing

The Points Guy / 5h
Here’s a weird one: Aeromexico Club Premier implemented dynamic pricing some time ago, with no notice. When looking for flights on the Club Premier website, you may have found that pricing varies for flights on the same route. Interestingly enough, we’ve also found that some award tickets are based on the carrier’s still-published SkyTeam award chart . It seems like dynamic award pricing was adde

I’m Excited About The New Aeroplan Program

47One Mile at a Time / 5h
In the past few years we’ve seen so many airline loyalty programs make changes for the worse. Every time I hear about major changes coming to an airline loyalty program, I dread the announcement and expect the worst. Unfortunately I’ve been proven right just about every time. Call me naive, but for once I’m excited and intrigued about changes coming to an airline loyalty program… Air Canada’s new

How to Stop the “Undo Typing” Pop-up on iPhone and iPad

20How-To Geek / 5h
If you often see a pop-up titled “Undo Typing” on your iPhone or iPad, it’s because of a feature called “Shake To Undo” that allows you to undo typing by physically shaking your device. Here’s how to disable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Stay More Organized When Working from Home

49How-To Geek / 5h
Working from home fulltime, with multiple projects going on, can leave your home office and the rest of your house looking a mess. Here’s how to stay organized when your house is also your office. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

These Portable Bluetooth Speakers Will Change Your Audio Game

25How-To Geek / 5h
Bluetooth speakers are great for pool parties and Spotify jam sessions alike. Plus, they boast impressive sound quality and volume, are conveniently portable, and some even have voice assistant integration. Find the best Bluetooth speaker for your budget and needs below. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Set Up Basic HTTP Authentication in Apache

How-To Geek / 5h
Basic HTTP authentication uses usernames and passwords to secure certain routes of your website. It’s commonly used to lock down admin panels and backend services, and—in conjunction with HTTPS—provides good security for web based resources. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Can Comic-Con Work From Home?

72Wired / 5h
The annual confab is going online this year—and there's a chance it will never recover.

TED’s Idea Worth Spreading: Stay Home

85Wired / 5h
Plus: Early accounts from Vancouver, the endless surprises of tech journalism, and a new low for the White House.

Should I Buy an External Graphics Card If My Laptop Can't Game?

28Lifehacker / 5h
I enjoy playing PC games at reasonable resolutions and quality settings without setting my legs or desk on fire, which is why I typically don’t even think about a laptop’s gaming capabilities when I’m shopping for something new. Why bother, when my desktop (and its discrete Nvidia RTX card) can do everything I need? Read more...

Engadget Podcast: Understanding Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon

MacBook Apple ARM Macs
54Engadget / 5h
After Cherlynn’s review of the Snapdragon-powered Lenovo Flex 5G laptop was published this week, our hosts decided to take a deeper look at Windows on ARM. Between buggy performance and confusion over app compatibility, there’s a lot to unpack. Then, Devindra and Cherlynn look at Apple Silicon and the challenges that might be in the company’s way as it makes its two-year transition to ARM. Will a

Former Atomico and SoftBank VC Carolina Brochado has joined EQT to help build its new growth fund

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Carolina Brochado, the former Atomico partner and most recently a partner at SoftBank Vision Fund’s London office, has joined EQT to help launch a new fund dedicated to growth-stage investments, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, Brochado is part of a new growth fund team at EQT that will sit between its existing earlier-stage EQT Ventures and the more majority ownership-orien

The Redmi 9C might launch under the Poco brand in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A new Poco phone has been spotted in India, which has the same model number as the Redmi 9C in China.

2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid debuts with an Alfa Romeo engine

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid
SlashGear / 5h
The wait is over. The 2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is the first Maserati to have a hybrid-electric powertrain, but there’s a problem. Maserati’s first electrified vehicle is not coming to the U.S., but don’t despair. If you’ve been pining for an electric Maserati, the Italian carmaker will debut the electric GranTurismo and GranCabrio in 2021. Also coming is the much-awaited … Continue reading

NAND and cells: SLC, QLC, TLC and MLC explained

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Peep into the future with the successor to quad-layer cell.

Lenovo's next gaming phone has a camera that pops out of its side

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100+Engadget / 6h
Lenovo is about to release a high-spec gaming phone with a rarely (if ever) seen feature, according to a listing from the Chinese site (via 91mobiles ). The Legion smartphone packs a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera located on the side, smack in the middle. That could make it easier to stream yourself while gaming in landscape mode or just be the first on the block with a weird new featur

The battle for America’s best lie-flat seat just heated up

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The Points Guy / 6h
Two of the most competitive airline routes in the U.S. are those between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco. The lucrative corporate contracts and deep-pocketed leisure travelers who frequent these routes are incredibly important to carriers. So it’s no surprise that each of the major U.S. airlines competes with top-notch, lie-flat premium seats . As part of the new partnership between Am

Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures

2KBBC News - Technology / 6h
Researchers have developed a tiny lightweight video camera that can be carried by a beetle.

9 Work Tasks You Can Do Outside

How-To Geek / 6h
Working outside in nice weather is a perk that’s always worth taking advantage of whenever you can. Even if you work in a traditional office, there are a few tasks that are ideal to do outdoors! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

HTTP/3 Is Coming QUIC, Here’s What You Need to Know

How-To Geek / 6h
HTTP/3 is the next generation of the HTTP protocol. It’s powered by QUIC, which replaces TCP at the transport layer and cuts down on the number of round trips a client must make to establish a connection. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

2021 Toyota Avalon comes with all-wheel drive for the first time

SlashGear / 6h
Toyota has announced the 2021 Avalon, which is its premium midsize sedan. For the 2021 model year, the vehicle comes for the first time with all-wheel drive available on XLE and Limited grades. Toyota estimates that the all-wheel driver model will count for approximately 20% of Avalon sales. All-wheel-drive models are particularly critical in cold-weather environments, and the addition of … Conti

Only $175, Get a Refurbished Pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in Mint Condition

Gizmodo / 6h
Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones (Refurbished) | $175 | Back Market Read more...

WhatsApp receives boost in landmark lawsuit against spyware maker

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Attempt to squash WhatsApp dispute with Israeli spyware company foiled by US court.

5G demand boosts Ericsson networking sales

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Ericsson optimistic about growth in the 5G era.

Researchers discover the secret to ultra-black fish ability to absorb light

Popular Mechanics / 6h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Remember TV on the Internet Before Netflix? Neither Do We

92Wired / 6h
This week, Recode’s Peter Kafka joins us to talk about Netflix’s dominance over the entertainment industry and how the streaming landscape continues to change.

You Can Now Redeem Hyatt Points For Suites Online

76One Mile at a Time / 6h
World of Hyatt has just made the process of redeeming points for free night redemptions in suites significantly easier. Redeeming World of Hyatt points for suites There are many things to love about World of Hyatt . When it comes to redeeming points, one thing that sets World of Hyatt apart is that you can redeem points for suites at reasonable costs. Hyatt is the only major hotel loyalty program

NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch until October 2021

200+Engadget / 6h
NASA has announced a new target launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope after it was delayed — yet again — due to the coronavirus pandemic and some technical challenges. The agency moved the target date from March 2021 to October 31st, 2021 based on “recently completed schedule risk assessment of the remaining integration and test activities...” Of course, it remains to be seen whether the

Airline And Hotel Employees Use Their Prejudices To Report You For Crimes

24View from the Wing / 6h
An African American social service worker is suing American Airlines after she was accused of kidnapping a one year old white baby while traveling with him on a flight. She was accused of “holding a kidnap victim.” In fact she was returning from a two week court-ordered visit for the child with his father. See something, say something isn't just for airport security, it's supposed to stop human t

Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Final Season Is Getting Some Incredible Action Figures

2KGizmodo / 6h
Take the Siege of Mandalore to your desk, and do so in style: Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series action figure line is returning to the Clone Wars for a new series of action figures, and yes, they’re pretty much exactly the ones you would want. Read more...

Apple has finally embraced key-based 2FA. So should you

100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / An Ars-branded Yubikey. (credit: Steven Klein) Almost three years ago, Google introduced its Advanced Protection Program (APP), a security plan for high-risk users that requires hardware keys for account access and is arguably the industry's most effective way to stop account takeovers in their tracks. But until now there was a major flaw that held APP back: its iPhone and iPad offering

Steps to take when moving sensitive data to the cloud

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Handling sensitive data and workloads in the public cloud requires a rigorous risk analysis

Meet Celia, Huawei’s Google Assistant Replacement

62How-To Geek / 6h
Siri, Google Assistant, Bixby, Cortana, Alexa, and now, Celia. Yes, there’s yet another voice assistant on the market thanks to Huawei. But what sets Celia apart from the competition, and what does it mean for the wider voice-assistant ecosystem? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

From Twenty Minute VC to 20VC, Harry Stebbings launches a micro VC off the back of his popular podcast

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Podcasts are becoming big business — in part because of how well they can attract and keep audiences at a time when so many other media formats are finding it hard to pin down that elusive metric of engagement. Now a podcast host who has built out a popular series around the world of startup investing is leveraging that growth to build out an investment vehicle of his own. Harry Stebbings, the 24

Progressive Web Apps still have a long way to go

SlashGear / 6h
We live in an app-centric world. Even those products and experiences that advertise focusing on your documents first mostly stop at the boundaries of the app. Crafting such apps isn’t easy, especially when you want to support all the incompatible platforms in use today. There have been and continues to be numerous attempts at crossing those platforms but one solution … Continue reading

NASA updates targeted launch date for James Webb Space Telescope

SlashGear / 6h
Scientists who study space all around the world are waiting in anticipation for NASA to launch its next-generation space-based telescope. The telescope is called the James Webb Space Telescope, and like many other things in the world, it has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic along with technical challenges. NASA has announced a new launch date pushing the previous … Continue readin

Summer cleaning: the cards I’m keeping, canceling and downgrading in 2020

The Points Guy / 7h
I’ll come right out and say it: I’m a credit card nerd. New credit card announcements are like Christmas Day to me, and I’ve spent many quarantined nights researching how to best maximize my purchases. Heck, I even named my cat FICO. Throughout my credit card obsession, I’ve racked up a sizeable collection of cards over the years to maximize points earning and travel benefits. (Photo by SAWAENG T

Iran state hackers caught with their pants down in intercepted videos

500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian state hackers got caught with their pants down recently when researchers uncovered more than 40GB of data, including training videos showing how operatives hack adversaries’ online accounts and then cover their tracks. The operatives belonged to ITG18, a hacking group that overlaps with another outfit alternatively known as Charming Kitt

DualSense PS5 controller release date, design and confirmed features

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Here's everything you need to know about the DualSense PS5 controller.

Succession season 3: release date predictions, story and what we know

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The addictive drama is due to start shooting around April – here's what else you should know about Succession season 3.

The Morning After: Sub-$700 gaming laptops and a $10,000 12K camera

59Engadget / 7h
Wednesday’s weird Twitter attack is still quite a mystery, but we can catch you up on some new details quickly : Twitter believes the attackers targeted about 130 accounts but hasn’t confirmed if they accessed ‘non-public’ data, like DMs. The FBI is investigating. Whoever was behind it may have trouble hiding what they do with the profits. So far, the most specific report about what may have happ

2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition combines aggressive styling with sportier handling

24SlashGear / 7h
The 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition is a Corolla for the curves. It’s not a full-blown TRD edition like in the Camry and Avalon, but the Apex sport package adds a couple of visual improvements along with tighter suspension and chassis settings. The Apex Edition sport package is exclusive to the 2021 Toyota Corolla SE and XSE. The SE adds … Continue reading

Windows 10 May 2020 Update has a weird bug that could slow down some games

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There doesn’t seem to be a cure either, save for ditching the update, or just hoping the problem goes away on its own.

Ghost of Tsushima and Nintendo Switch 2: Noise Cancelling podcast episode 20

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The best tech podcast you've never heard, pumped straight into your ears.

Microsoft Flight Simulator will be released as a whopping 10-disc box set

2020 Microsoft the Year
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Aerosoft's physical package will be released alongside Microsoft's digital version on August 18

Apple HomePod 2 release date, news, and rumors

Apple iOS 14 iPhone
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The Apple HomePod 2 – or HomePod Mini – could arrive today in 2020.

Germans hand police too much data, court rules

300+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Several laws should be rewritten to better protect people's privacy, the constitutional court says.

This Algorithm Doesn't Replace Doctors—It Makes Them Better

100+Wired / 7h
An artificial intelligence system has outperformed physicians when detecting skin lesions. The results are changing how one school trains dermatologists.

Russia's Latest Hacking Target: Covid-19 Vaccine Projects

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1KWired / 7h
Officials in the three countries believe a state-linked group is trying to steal intellectual property and information about potential vaccine candidates.

Colleges Prepare to Test Thousands of Students for Covid-19

100+Wired / 7h
As campuses reopen, the logistics of preventing an outbreak are posing thorny questions: Who to test? How often? And will students buy in?

The US Is Paying Way Too Much for Remdesivir

100+Wired / 7h
The inflated price of the anti-Covid drug may not bother hospitals, insurance companies, or even patients. But it's still not justified.

British Airways Retiring 747 Effective Immediately

400+One Mile at a Time / 7h
This was first rumored several weeks ago , and has now been confirmed, to the dismay of aviation geeks everywhere. British Airways is retiring the 747 British Airways has just unannounced that it will retire its entire fleet of Boeing 747s effective immediately , subject to consultation. As the company describes the decision in a note to employees: The whole airline community is reconciling itsel

Mozilla just launched an all-new VPN

VPN Surfshark Android
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Mozilla VPN promises fast speeds and no data logs or third-party exposure.

Don't expect an Xbox Series X price reveal during the Xbox Games Showcase

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Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that we won't get an Xbox Series X price on July 23.

10 things to consider when purchasing accounting software

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Don't choose accounting software for your business before reading this guide.

Smart meters save customers £270m on their energy bills during lockdown

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Houses with smart meters report they have saved around £39.50 on their energy bills since March.

Southwest Airlines moves to new digs at Nashville with opening of Concourse D

100+The Points Guy / 7h
Nashville International Airport is the second major airport to inaugurate a new facility this week with Friday’s opening of Concourse D for Southwest Airlines . Drawing from Nashville’s musical heritage, the six-gate concourse features “ribbons” in the terrazzo floor reminiscent of a musical score as well as other design features that draw from the guitars that are staples of country music. Howev

Rocket Report: Another Chinese launch failure, Minotaur IV soars

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Northrop Grumman successfully launched its Minotaur IV Rocket into orbit on Wednesday morning. (credit: Northrop Grumman ) Welcome to Edition 3.08 of the Rocket Report! We are now approaching the middle of the 2020 Mars launch window, and it appears as though we will see the UAE, China, and United States all launch missions to the Red Planet during the last 10 days of the month. Excitin

Intel's Mobileye will test self-driving cars at up to 80 MPH in Germany

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Intel’s Mobileye self-driving division has received regulatory approval to test its vehicles on German roads, Intel announced . With a safety driver at the wheel, it can shake down its systems on city streets and the Autobahn at up to 130 km/h (81 mph). Mobileye said it’s one of the first non-OEMs to get an autonomous vehicle testing permit from German authorities. To gain the permits, Mobileye’s

Siberia’s hot 2020 “effectively impossible” without global warming

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Enlarge / Average temperatures from March 19 to June 20. (credit: NASA/EO ) Generally speaking, 2020 has been a hell of a year. But in Siberia, there is an additional reason to make comparisons to the inferno: record-breaking warmth and its consequences. Wildfires have burned about 8,000 square miles, aided by a bumper crop of silk moths consuming the needles off conifers. And slumping permafrost

Russian cyberops are targeting COVID-19 vaccine R&D, intelligence agencies warn

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Western intelligence agencies say they’ve found evidence that Russian cyber espionage is targeting efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine in a number of countries. In an advisory report , the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the Russia-linked cyber espionage group commonly known as ‘APT29’ — which is also sometimes referred to as ‘the Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’ — has targeted various

7 macOS Tweaks to Boost Your Productivity

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Changing habits takes time and discipline, but changing a few macOS settings only takes a few seconds, and it can immediately boost your productivity. Here are some tips that will make your life easier on your Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Predictive policing algorithms are racist. They need to be dismantled.

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Yeshimabeit Milner was in high school the first time she saw kids she knew getting handcuffed and stuffed into police cars. It was February 29, 2008, and the principal of a nearby school in Miami, with a majority Haitian and African-American population, had put one of his students in a chokehold. The next day several dozen kids staged a peaceful demonstration. It didn’t go well. That night, Miami

Asus ROG Phone 3 final renders leak a week before the launch

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Just a few days before the launch, the official Asus ROG Phone 3 renders have been leaked showing the phone in its full glory.

Want 83 years worth of free Netflix? Beat the high score on 'The Old Guard' game.

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It may be based on a graphic novel, but Netflix's The Old Guard now has a game too. As part of the streaming giant's promotional campaign around the action film starring Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor about a covert group of immortal mercenaries, Netflix is releasing a browser-based game of the same name. In this top-down, beat ‘em up game, you play as Labrys-wielding immortal Andy (a.k.a.

We'll get our best look yet at the DualSense PS5 controller later today

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Geoff Keighley is hosting a DualSense PS5 controller hands-on stream later today as part of his Summer Games Fest event.

Jenny Slate's wedding email mixup story is every couple's nightmare

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If you're going to send out email invites for the most important day of your life, it's important to get those addresses right. Jenny Slate knows this all too well. As she explains to Jimmy Fallon in the clip above, she recently sent e-vites out for her wedding — but after a close friend didn't RSVP, she realised she'd made a fatal error: messing up one letter in the email address. Basically, she

Apple security alert - download these iOS and macOS patches now

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All major Apple product lines received updates to address chinks in iOS and macOS security armor.

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti could require upgraders to rip out most of their PC

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The Nvidia RTX 3080 TI – and other Ampere GPUs – may cause big headaches for upgraders if the latest rumor is true.

5 cricket movies for your weekend viewing on OTT platforms

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In our weekend movie recommendation, thsi week we go for five cricket-centric Indian films in 5 different languages that provide interesting fare, maybe even better than the ongoing England-West Indies series.

UK workers are having to foot the bill for remote working tech

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Lenovo report finds UK workers spending hundreds of pounds on new remote working hardware.

Apple's first ARM-based MacBooks could arrive sooner than we thought

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Report claims Apple will launch an ARM-powered MacBook Pro and MacBook Air in 2020

'Father Soldier Son' quietly reflects on the struggles of a military family

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Father Soldier Son — the new Netflix documentary focusing on the reconstruction of a military family — is not an easy watch. There is injury and death, misunderstood masculinity, and various hardships experienced by all members of the Eisch family. Yet, there is something to be learned from the troubling aftermath of war and its effects not just on the individuals who directly encounter it but al

'Paper Mario: The Origami King' is as close as we've gotten to the beloved originals

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Lyft rides will come with plastic partition between you and driver

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Surface Duo: who will fold and who will win

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The foldable phone dream, seeded by Samsung a few years ago, didn’t seem to have generated the market reception its proponents may have hoped for. Partly due to limited availability and accessibility and partly due to timing, foldable phones have yet to take root in consumers’ hearts and retail shelves. That hasn’t stopped manufacturers from trying and two, in particular, … Continue reading

3 reasons why the Amex Blue Cash Preferred comes out on top during the pandemic

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With a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, travel may not be on your radar right now. However, that also opens up a window of opportunity to save for that next getaway — whenever or wherever that may be. Want the latest card benefits and travel news sent to your inbox? Sign up for our TPG daily newsletter . One way to do that is to collect points and miles to prepare for the journey ahead. But there’s

Vodafone: UK 5G auction should be scrapped following Huawei ruling

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Vodafone suggests an 'allocation' of 5G spectrum.

Twitch will stream video from broadcasts

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Twitch and Entercom, the talk radio specialist behind , are partnering to get the latter’s big-name stations onto the former’s streaming platform. Live video feeds from a number of sports stations will get their own branded channel, showing the whole week’s worth of content. That includes WFAN in New York, WEEI in Boston and The Score in Chicago. Each one will focus on their respective

Samsung introduces portable SSDs with better speeds, capacity

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There are two new models - T7 SSD, 870 QVO SSD, both of which have been unveiled at CES 2020.

The 14 best tweets of the week, including cake... lots of cake

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Well, here we are again: another week in the books. And, just like weeks prior, we've gone ahead and collected the best tweets of the week . We did our best to keep things light and funny this week in the hopes that we might be able to afford you a laugh while ( gestures vaguely) all this is happening. So, here they are 14 good tweets, which, as you will see, featured a lot of cake because that's

Chrome is turning into a fully fledged password manager

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The desktop browser will soon let you delve in and edit your saved passwords directly.

Apple HomePod gets new software update ahead of rumored HomePod 2 launch

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Apple has released the 13.4.8 software update for HomePods – but where's the Apple HomePod 2?

Apple's just unveiled the new emoji coming to iPhones later this year

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It's Emoji Day, and Apple just unveiled the first batch of emoji it'll be bringing to iPhones later this year.

OnePlus Nord might come to the US after all

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A OnePlus exec has suggested that it's quite likely the OnePlus Nord will land in the US eventually.

Airbnb Was Like a Family, Until the Layoffs Started

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What happens when a kumbaya office culture meets the business realities of a pandemic?

Netflix's 'Last Chance U' Season 5 trailer reveals a new school with similar challenges

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Last Chance U has moved yet again. The Netflix documentary's Season 5 trailer, which dropped on Thursday, follows junior college football players at Lainey College in Oakland, California — the defending national champions. Despite the change in setting, the new season looks set to touch upon similar issues to those explored previously: high-pressure games, angry coaches, and young men trying to j

Defeat VPN blocking with this discounted security subscription

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to VyprVPN is on sale for $2.50 per month as of July 17, saving you 80% on list price. VPNs are engaged in a constant battle against restrictive networks, and it's up to the clever people behind these services to stay one step ahead. VyprVPN's engineers are leading the way when it comes to advanced security technology, and have developed something called Chameleon P

Snagging a second phone line is easier (and cheaper) than you think

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TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the Premium Mobile Privacy bundle for $49.99, a 94% savings as of July 17. Whether you're selling on Craigslist, flirting on Tinder, or getting work calls during non-work hours, you've likely thought about how nice it would be to have a second phone line. You could use it for whatever side endeavors you please, and keep your personal number for yourself and t

Learn how to use Microsoft Teams like a boss with this $20 course

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TL;DR: Learn how to easily share content even when working from home with the Microsoft Teams for Enterprise Administrators course for $19.99, a 93% savings as of July 17. The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way we work — and it seems like many of those changes are here to stay. Remote work will be our new normal for the foreseeable future, and many employees are being left to ma

'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' celebrates rap, love, and creativity

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Here's a Watch of the Week two-fer for you. I'm recommending a great, new documentary on Hulu, but after you finish you're definitely going to want to see more. And I'm happy to inform you that's an achievable dream. We Are Freestyle Love Supreme , which Hulu released on July 17, takes a look at an improv troupe with a truly unique twist: Freestyle Love Supreme delivers their comedy and storytell

Give your butt a rest: This electric standing desk is on sale for 20% off

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TL;DR: Increase your productivity while working from home with the height adjustable Electric CHANGEdesk for $199, a 20% savings as of July 17. If you spend most of your workday sitting at your computer, you might want to consider standing up. According to Harvard Medical School , chronic inactivity is directly linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and a whole list of other health

Obsessed with history? This streaming service is 50% off.

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TL;DR: Calling all history buffs — get a three-year subscription to History Hit TV for $59.99, a 60% savings as of July 17. It doesn’t look like cord-cutting is going away anytime soon. A whopping 5.5 million customers said goodbye to traditional TV service in 2019. Pay-as-you-go subscription services just make more sense for today’s modern viewers, especially since you can customize your content

'Ghost of Tsushima' is a cinematic step forward in action-adventure storytelling

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I was not prepared for the emotional power of Ghost of Tsushima , nor for it’s lushness and hyper-visual, dreamlike fantasy. “Affecting” is a word I used a lot to describe it to my colleagues, because the journey of Jin Sakai did affect me Tsushima draws on the legacy of samurai movies to create a game that translates that genre to its own medium, thriving in the tense silences before a standoff

Leaked Nikon Z5 specs suggest it could be a compelling Canon EOS RP rival

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Some apparently leaked Nikon Z5 specs show that the full-frame camera could be a serious Canon EOS RP rival.

Realme launches cheaper variant of the Realme 6 in India

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Realme has launched a new variant of Realme 6 with 4GB of RAM. It will go on sale starting July 17 on Flipkart

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 certification just indicated we'll get a 4G version too

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It seems Samsung will be continuing its strategy of 4G and 5G models for its flagships at least this year.

Intel Core i9-10850K shows up online – and could cause some Core i9-10900K buyer’s remorse

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The 10850K is an option now listed by a PC builder, offering 10-cores for a price that’s seemingly a good deal cheaper.

Apple Glasses could come with a cool feature to hide your iPhone's screen

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Another Apple Glasses patent has popped up, and this one shows how it could improve security on your devices.

New emoji coming to iOS include ninja and pinched fingers

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Remember all those times you wanted to tell someone you were actually an Italian ninja who fights beavers with a boomerang while sipping bubble tea? Well, on iOS, you'll soon be able to say it in just five emoji characters. Apple has revealed some of the new emojis it plans to bring to iOS this year, and Emojipedia has the rundown. Anatomical heart is just awesome. Image: apple/emojipedia The ful

Henry Cavill builds a PC in hilarious Instagram video

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Look out for these planets this weekend

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Caltech microbiologists stumble on metal-eating bacteria

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NASA publish closest ever images of the sun

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Thinking about buying a laptop? Tell us about your search and win £250 in Amazon vouchers!

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Whatever your level of computing use, we need your help. Take part in our new survey about your computer choice.

Twitter’s new API brings new features, will be developer friendly

Twitter Unveils New API
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While the recent security incident delayed the launch, Twitter wants to add a lot of exciting features with the new API and will allow developers to build new functions

Leaked roadmap reveals upcoming Snapdragon and MediaTek chipsets

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A new leak from China spills the beans on Qualcomm’s and MediaTek’s upcoming chipset lineup.

Galaxy Note 20 5G model gets FCC nod - and it gives us more details

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It seems Samsung will be continuing its strategy of 4G and 5G models for its flagships at least this year.

Netflix's 'Old Guard' video game contest promises an 83-year subscription

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Netflix is holding a gaming tournament for The Old Guard fans, and the winner won’t have to pay for a subscription for the rest of their life. To celebrate the launch and to promote the Charlize Theron flick, the streaming giant is hosting a gaming competition featuring an original The Old Guard video game from July 17th through the 19th. Those interested in winning an “immortal” subscription wil

Indian hospital teaches live surgery over video calls

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Coimbatore based Ganga Medical Centre & Hospital hosted a two-day course completely using Microsoft Teams for a global audience from 27 countries.

Toyota revamps 2021 Camry lineup with refreshed features and safety upgrades

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The Toyota Camry needs no introduction. It’s Toyota’s best-selling family sedan, and the 2021 lineup is now receiving some fresh upgrades to ward of newer competition like the Kia K5 and Hyundai Sonata. For starters, the base Camry L gets the boot. The most affordable Camry is now the LE trim with new 17-inch wheels. In the meantime, the Camry … Continue reading

10 best practices for running a virtual conference

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Hundreds of physical events have been forced online by the pandemic.

Netflix warns of slowdown after subscriber surge

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The company has already added nearly as many subscribers as it did in all of 2019.

Apple opens another megastore in China amid William Barr criticism

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Apple flexes its muscles in China with another megastore that unveiled on Friday. Located in Beijing’s upscale shopping district Sanlitun, the outlet replaces and more than doubles the size of Apple’s first store in China in the same location, which instantly caused a sensation back in 2008. The landmark building reopened in the heat of U.S. scrutiny over the hardware behemoth’s ties with China.

Lenovo Legion - here are some clear renders of this gaming phone

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These are the clearest renders of the phone since we first heard about it. Check it out!

Apple shows off the new emoji coming to iOS this year

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Starting later this year, iOS users can tell their friends with a single emoji that they feel like badass ninjas while wearing face masks. Apple has revealed (via Engadget Japanese ) 13 new emoji coming to its mobile platform, all of which were part of the selection Unicode Consortium approved back in January. The consortium showed what the newly approved emoji were back then, but tech giants usu

Opinion: Vivo X50 Pro – A gamble around a gimbal

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The Vivo X50 Pro comes with a lot of camera sensors and the company wants to highlight the same to demand a premium price. Indeed a bold step, however, let us see how it fares out

Federal court rules WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware exploit case against NSO Group can proceed

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A U.S. federal court judge ruled on Thursday that WhatsApp and parent company Facebook’s lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance software company NSO Group can go forward. Phyllis Hamilton, Chief Judge of the United States District Court of the Northern District of California, denied most of the arguments NSO Group made when it filed a motion to dismiss the suit in April (a copy of her decisi

Infinix Smart 4 Plus with massive battery launching on July 21

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Infinix Smart 4 Plus will be launched in India on July 21. It will feature a massive battery and dual rear cameras.