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Friday, July 10, 2020

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Rivian raises $2.5 billion as it pushes to bring its electric RT1 pickup, R1S SUV to market

Rivian $2.5B Tesla
300+TechCrunch / 2h
Rivian, the electric vehicle company aiming to become the first to bring an EV pickup truck to market, has raised $2.5 billion in a round led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. New investors Soros Fund Management LLC, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company and Baron Capital Group also participated. Existing shareholders Amazon and funds managed by BlackRock a

YouTube Wants You to Film a Day in Your Life

38How-To Geek / 21min
You’re a pretty interesting person, right? So are lots of people. Yet, for all our differences, we have many similarities. YouTube wants to make a feature film showing “Life in a Day” around the world. On Saturday, July 25, its inviting everyone to film their day and submit it. Directors Ridley Scott and Kai Hsuing will edit the good stuff together to make a feature film. Read This Article on Rev

Crashing iPhone apps blamed on Facebook: Tinder, Spotify and others impacted

26SlashGear / 2h
A Facebook SDK glitch is causing popular apps like Spotify, Waze, Nextdoor, Pinterest, and others to crash on iPhones, even if users don’t have Facebook accounts themselves. It’s the second time this year that problems with the Facebook SDK – which many apps rely upon for user authentication – have led to uncontrollably crashing software. The problem is that the … Continue reading

LG's new GX Gallery series TV is on sale, plus cheap Samsung options

Mashable / 7min
Vizio is the latest TV manufacturer to drop its 2020 TV lineup . The revamped versions of the V-Series, M-Series, and P-Series 4K TVs were available to ship as of June 30, while Vizio's glorious first stab at OLED will ship in the fall. Earlier this year, both Samsung and LG released their 2020 collections, both of which included a broadened selection of budget-friendly 4K TVs and fancier models

A few small lines still want to bring back U.S. cruises this summer. It’s looking iffy.

The Points Guy / 8min
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed almost for sure that a few small cruise ships in North America would resume sailing this summer. With lockdown measures in the U.S. easing and Americans beginning to emerge from their homes, several small-ship cruise operators that specialize in sailings on U.S. rivers and coastal routes were just days away from restarting trips . But then coronavirus case counts s

Even On Empty Flights During A Pandemic, American Airlines Doesn’t Make Saver Awards Available

View from the Wing / 8min
At some point a mileage program has to give members a break, when they're absolutely certain they've got seats that will go unsold, don't they? And what does it say that they choose not to do so? Continue reading ...

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Music, Arts & Literature / 8min
demotulibrorum : Alice B. Emerson (aka Mildred Wirt Benson), Ruth Fielding and Her Greatest Triumph , 1933. GIFed by @iowawomensarchives ( original post ).

How to Negotiate Lower Monthly Bills

Lifehacker / 9min
With unemployment numbers still off the charts and the economy officially in a recession , you may find yourself needing to cut back on your monthly spending. While you’re already no doubt trying hard to budget in other areas of you life, you actually have a good shot at saving money on your bills, too: It’s possible to… Read more...

Report: American Airlines Trying To Cancel 737 MAX Order

23One Mile at a Time / 11min
Relationships between aircraft manufacturers and airlines are about to be even more strained , and this is the perfect example of why. The 737 MAX may be flying again soon The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 2019, following two crashes just months apart. When the 737 MAX was grounded in early 2019, deliveries to airlines stopped, since the plane was no longer certified. At f

Lenovo's Black Friday in July sale: deals on laptops, monitors, desktops, and more

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
Lenovo's Black Friday in July sale includes fantastic doorbuster deals on best-selling laptops, monitors, desktops, and more.

Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to their lowest Amazon price

Ars Technica / 17min
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a return of the best price we've seen on Apple's AirPods and Qi wireless charging case combo, which is now down to $150 on Amazon . For reference, Apple's MSRP for this configuration is $199 , though we typically see it go for $169 on Amazon. The wireless charging case, meanwhile, usually costs around $70 on its own. Either way, wh

More Toxic Lead Fell From Notre Dame Fire Than Originally Reported

Gizmodo / 19min
The tragic Notre Dame cathedral fire last year produced more lead fallout than was initially reported by French authorities, potentially putting nearby residents at risk, new research suggests. Read more...

The Hork-Bajir Chronicles Was One of Animorphs' Most Powerful Books

Gizmodo / 19min
Much as K.A. Applegate’s Animorph series tell a story about a group of kids bonding with one another while adventuring worlds and physically transforming into a variety of animals , the books are also an examination of the devastating impacts that ongoing wars, imperialism , and slavery have on societies. Read more...

Societal upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic underscores need for new AI data regulations

76TechCrunch / 20min
Bradford K. Newman Contributor Bradford K. Newman is the chair of Paul Hastings' Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Practice and the author of Protecting Intellectual Property In The Age Of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis . More posts by this contributor Society needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act now Artificial Intelligence Poses A Greater Risk To IP Than Humans Do As a l

Superhot's Sequel Is Free if You Buy the Original Game Before July 16th

How-To Geek / 20min
What started as free DLC is now a full game. On July 16th, Superhot: Mind Control Delete will hit shelves with a cozy $25 price tag. But if you bought the original game (or buy it for $10 now), you’ll net the time-warping Superhot: Mind Control Delete for free. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Nanoleaf’s new Hexagon Shapes are a surprisingly lively and organic addition to your home decor

100TechCrunch / 32min
Nanoleaf essentially created a new smart lighting category with its connected light panels, and since then it has iterated with its pixel-like Canvas, and most recently, its new Shapes Hexagons . The Hexagons already seem to be proving popular with customers, since they’re currently waitlisted, but I got the chance to spend some time with them and have found them to be a unique, interesting and v

Apple Music vs Spotify: the music streaming titans go head-to-head

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 34min
Does Apple Music or Spotify offer the best way to access your favorite songs and albums?

French parliament passes porn age-verification legislation

Ars Technica / 36min
Enlarge / French President Emmanuel Macron. (credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The French parliament has agreed to pass a new law requiring age verification on pornographic websites to prevent access by children under 18, Politico reports . The initiative has the support of President Emmanuel Macron, who called for such a measure in January. The French law gives sites discretion to

Get Up and Go for a Walk Already

Lifehacker / 37min
Are you sitting at home? Working at home, perhaps? Working at a desk somewhere? If so, my fitness challenge to you is a simple one today: get up for a minute and take a stroll around the block. Read more...

Facebook code change caused outage for Spotify, Pinterest and Waze apps

100+TechCrunch / 38min
If you’re an iPhone user, odds are fairly good you spent a frustrating portion of the morning attempting to reopen apps. I know my morning walk was dampened by the inability to fire up Spotify. Plenty of other users reported similar issues with reported similar issues with a number of apps, including Pinterest and Waze. The issue has since been resolved, with Facebook noting that the problem rest

Comet NEOWISE caught on camera as it feels the Sun’s fury

SlashGear / 46min
Serendipity has helped produce a striking image of the newly-discovered NEOWISE comet, after the fast-moving rock was caught on camera by the Parker Solar Probe. Only discovered in late March, the comet – officially named C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, though referred to by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer which first spotted it – proved a fascinating subject as it … Continue reading

JetBlue Plans Huge LAX Expansion, Pulls Out Of LGB

31One Mile at a Time / 47min
JetBlue is using this opportunity to rejig its route network. A few weeks ago the airline announced it would bring Mint service to Newark, and would add dozens of point-to-point leisure routes . Now the airline is changing up its strategy in Southern California. JetBlue pulling out of Long Beach (LGB) JetBlue has long been the largest airline out of Long Beach, though has also operated flights ou

How to View a Saved Password in Safari on Mac

How-To Geek / 49min
Sometimes, you need to login to a website on a different device or browser, but you can’t remember the password. Luckily, if you have previously allowed Safari to save the password on your Mac, you can recover it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Redirect Your IP Address to Your Domain Name

How-To Geek / 49min
It’s an edge case, but if someone types in your IP address instead of your domain name, you’ll want your server to handle that request properly, and redirect them to the actual site. We’ll show how to set it up in NGINX and Apache. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Get an Amazon Echo Plus with a free Philips Hue light bulb for $80

30Engadget / 52min
A couple of Amazon Echo devices are on sale right now, but the best deal of the bunch is on the Echo Plus . The speaker with a built-in smart home hub is now $80, which is $70 off its typical price of $150. You can get the Echo Plus by itself for $80, or you can choose the bundle the includes a Philips Hue smart light bulb for free. Buy Echo Plus bundle at Amazon - $80 The Echo Plus levels-up the

Kazakhstan Denies China’s Claim of Disease Deadlier Than COVID-19

500+Futurism / 58min
According to an alarming statement by China’s embassy in Kazakhstan this week, a deadly “unknown pneumonia ” is spreading in the country of 18 million people — with a mortality rate “much higher than the novel coronavirus.” Unsurprisingly, the ominous news quickly spread worldwide . But now Kazakh officials are firing back. A Facebook post by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Health shows a screenshot o

After Images Leak, Google Drops an Official Teaser of Its Next Smart Speaker

Google Nest Smart Speaker
23Gizmodo / 1h
Apparently the cat is out of the bag because after images from regulatory filings depicting Google’s next smart speaker leaked earlier this week , Google decided to release an official teaser of the Nest team’s upcoming device. Read more...

17 actually fun websites to learn something new

28Mashable / 1h
The pandemic has relegated millions of people to their homes, with not much to do but stare at various screens. There's the bad screen, otherwise known as the work or school screen. Then there's the good screen , or the thing you stare at in your free time to watch TV, play video games, or mindlessly scroll through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. But perhaps, after roughly f

Was the Motorola Razr worth reviving?

35Engadget / 1h
A few weeks ago we asked you to review Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip , one of the few foldable smartphones on the market. Now we want to know if any of you early adopters opted for the Motorola Razr instead — it’s an updated version of the much loved V3 from 2004. This year's model has two displays, 128GB of storage, a 16-megapixel main camera and a hefty price tag of $1500. Our reviewer Chris Velazco

What Are We Going to Do About This Disaster of a School Year?

40Lifehacker / 1h
As difficult at the spring was, with having our kids home with us all day as we ourselves tried to keep working, it did have a finite feel about it. At the most, it could only go on as long as the rest of the school year, which in my case was just shy of three months. And while they did have online assignments and… Read more...

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G clues release Google’s next big switch

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SlashGear / 1h
Code from the latest iteration of the Google Search app showed a couple of clues for the future of the Pixel smartphone lineup. In said code, a line of Google Pixel devices can be seen, from Pixel 4 all the way to Pixel 5. In the list is also the device called Pixel 4 XL, as well as the midrange … Continue reading

Make cleaning less tedious with the power of a Dyson on sale

20Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Clean up your mess with a Dyson vacuum for as low as $230 as of July 10 at Best Buy. Between forgetting to wipe your feet on the doormat after working in your garden and kids running into the house after playing in the yard, it's safe to say that things get pretty messy in the summer. The clean up process doesn't have to be as annoying as you may think, though. There's good reason Dyson ha

Google Teases a Google Home Speaker Replacement in a Photo and Video

How-To Geek / 1h
A little over a month ago, Google discontinued the original Google Home speaker (not to be confused with the Google Home app). The Nest Mini all but took its place, thanks to its surprisingly good sound in a small package. But what if you do want more? Well, it looks like a new Nest branded speaker is on the way, and Google is ready to show a little about it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Kicks Off Friday by Fucking Up Numerous iOS Apps

30Gizmodo / 1h
A major Facebook fuckup crashed numerous iOS apps that rely on its framework for various purposes throughout Friday morning. Per The Next Web , the affected applications include everything from Spotify and Pinterest to Venmo, Tinder, Apple’s App Store, and even competing social media services like Twitter. It appears… Read more...

Augmented reality heads-up displays for cars are finally a real thing

48Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / An example of what the Mercedes-Benz augmented reality HUD looks like in action. You can see here it's showing the driver they need to take a left turn. (credit: Mercedes-Benz) When Audi briefed Ars on its newest electric car, the part that most piqued our interest was the news that the Q4 e-tron Sportback will feature an augmented reality heads-up display. As we explained in that artic

How trickery makes video calls more personal

96BBC News - Technology / 1h
Microsoft says superimposing callers in the same virtual space makes chats more natural.

Building a home gym? This is an essential.

28Mashable / 1h
Masks are great and you should 100% be wearing one when social distancing isn't possible, but if we're being honest, going for a run with something covering your nose and mouth isn't exactly ideal. It can make catching your breath a little difficult. Over the last few months, it's been tricky to get your hands on exercise equipment as everyone scrambled to build their home gym . But now that thin

Save $120 on an Acer Spin 1, plus more cheap laptop deals

24Mashable / 1h
It is time once again to talk about one of our very favorite things — cheap-ass laptops. Who doesn't love a new piece of tech that's light on the wallet? We sure do. And that's why every week we bring you the best deals we could find on these budget beauties. SEE ALSO: 9 of the best laptops that cost less than $300 From Acer, to Asus, to 2-in-1s, to Chromebooks, here are the best cheap laptop dea

How to Use the Alexa App Hands-Free

Google Amazon Alexa
20Lifehacker / 1h
By design, most Alexa-powered devices can be controlled entirely with voice commands right out of the box—just say “Alexa” and your Echo speaker, Fire TV or other Alexa device will respond, no button-presses or taps necessary. The rare exception is the Alexa smartphone app, which requires users tap an “Alexa” button… Read more...

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel official: More torque and more range

SlashGear / 1h
Jeep is adding a new diesel option for its pickup truck, with the 2021 Gladiator EcoDiesel headed to dealerships later this year. One of the most-requested options, Jeep claims, for its long-anticipated truck, the EcoDiesel will use a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 to offer a significant uptick in torque compared to the gas engine. Since it launched in 2019, the Gladiator … Continue reading

American May Reject Boeing 737 MAXs Due To Inability To Find Financing

20View from the Wing / 1h
The question I have is what covenants were agreed to - aside from usual cancellation penalties or costs to defer deliveries - when American entered into a settlement at the beginning of the year with Boeing over the MAX? At the time the value of the settlement was estimated at around $600 million although the form and timing of payments weren't clear. If the settlement included conditions includi

What do investors bidding up tech shares know that the rest of us don’t?

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The biggest story to come out of the post-March stock market boom has been explosive growth in the value of technology shares. Software companies in particular have seen their fortunes recover; since March lows, public software companies’ valuations have more than doubled, according to one basket of SaaS and cloud stocks compiled by a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Such gains are good news

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is blocked for some users because of OneDrive

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Uninstalling Microsoft’s cloud storage app is therefore a workaround – but should you really go down that route?

How to Customize Automatic Updates on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 1h
The Automatic Updates feature brought background updates to the iPhone and the iPad, making it easy to always stay up-to-date. Now, if you’re iOS 13.6, iPadOS 13.6, or higher, you can customize how automatic updates are downloaded and installed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Set up RSysLog with Loggly

How-To Geek / 1h
In the Linux operating system, many applications send logs to syslog, the primary logging mechanism. Best security practices often dictate that it is ideal to send your logs to a separate system, like Loggly, a SaaS solution for log data management. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Twitter boss donates $3m to basic universal income project

100+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Jack Dorsey is backing a plan to help "close the wealth and income" gap for citizens in 16 US cities.

5 Black-led Kickstarters that deserve your money

28Mashable / 1h
Millions of Americans have answered the call to support small businesses in the wake of pandemic-related unprecedented closings, delayed shipping, and discouragement of in-person shopping and dining. Black-owned small businesses were hit particularly hard , but this isn't the first time they've experienced stacked odds when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors. The systemic racial wealth gap doe

SpaceX Is Planning Starship’s First Test Flight for Next Week

500+Futurism / 1h
Static Fire SpaceX is planning the first test flight of its Starship prototype as soon as next week, Teslarati reports — if a Raptor rocket engine test slated for earlier in the week goes according to plan. Workers are currently installing a Raptor engine on the prototype in question, SN5, in preparation for a rehearsal static fire test on Monday. That’s according to recent road closure filings a

146 Marriott Hotels & Resorts For US Getaways

44One Mile at a Time / 1h
While we’re writing more about travel lately, we’re not necessarily suggesting people do travel (though if you do, please be considerate and smart). But we also recognize that many folks need a break, whether that’s because they have been homeschooling for months, or living in a small apartment, or otherwise need a reset. We’ve been receiving numerous questions and requests for help with domestic

A new way to train AI systems could keep them safer from hackers

56MIT Technology Review / 1h
The context: One of the greatest unsolved flaws of deep learning is its vulnerability to so-called adversarial attacks . When added to the input of an AI system, these perturbations, seemingly random or undetectable to the human eye, can make things go completely awry. Stickers strategically placed on a stop sign, for example, can trick a self-driving car into seeing a speed limit sign for 45 mil

Fitness tracker deals: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active on sale this week

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The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is on sale in the US and the UK right now, with fitness tracker deals hitting both sides of the pond.

I'm the kid of a 'Simpsons' animator. Here's why the show is still racist.

32Mashable / 1h
My mom worked on the "The Simpsons" for 22 years. Here's why changing voice talent won't fix their racism problem. Read more... More about Watercooler , Mashable Video , Racism , Simpsons , and Apu

Searching for the Right Food for Gut Health? This Microbiome Test Has Answers.

Futurism / 1h
Over the last couple of decades, scientific research has shown that the human gut microbiome plays a much larger role in our overall health and wellness than anyone had ever imagined. However, actually putting this research to work for your health is not as simple as health bloggers and food companies would have you believe. One of the things we’ve learned about the human gut microbiome is that e

New report outlines potential roadmap for Apple’s ARM-based MacBooks

Kuo Apple MacBook 2021
100+TechCrunch / 1h
When Ming-Chi Kuo offers up a new report, Apple followers listen. The latest offering from the analyst adds key detail to the potential roadmap for Apple’s recently-announced push into its home baked ARM-based processors. Once again, Kuo notes that a 13.3-inch MacBook will be arrive in the fourth quarter of this year, sporting Apple’s own silicon. That laptop will reportedly be joined by a new ve

This Ultra-Quiet Window Air Conditioner Has the Most Genius Design I've Ever Seen

Gizmodo / 2h
This air conditioner’s design is, frankly, upsetting.

It Was Illegal For This American Airlines Pilot To Fly, But Refusing To Let Him Fly Was Illegal Too

View from the Wing / 2h
Companies are frequently faced with a dilemma where they have to choose between acting ethically and acting legally. But it’s shocking to find a situation where a company is faced with a binary choice, and either option they choose is illegal. That’s apparently the situation American Airlines found itself in when pilot Major General Thomas Harwood III ended his tour of duty with the U.S. Air Forc

How Your Credit Card Can Save You if You Forget to Cancel a Free Trial

36Lifehacker / 2h
The pandemic has impacted how Americans spend money in major ways. In April, the New York Times reported big dips in spending on travel, shopping and restaurants. But there have been increases in other areas, like groceries and subscription services. Read more...

The influencers of pandemic gardening

62Engadget / 2h
To the untrained eye, Kevin Espiritu’s garden is an overflowing hodgepodge of containers: stackable planters growing beans, herbs in traditionally narrow windowsill planters and a variety of trellises inside canvas grow bags. The front yard is packed tightly with raised vegetable beds made from sheets of corrugated metal, and a loquat tree sits in the corner, heavy with fruit. Getting a personal

Forget Prime Day: shop deals on Amazon's Echo devices right now

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
While Prime Day is still up in the air, Amazon has fantastic deals on Echo devices, which include the Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, and more.

iPhone 11 Pro Max deals: score unlimited data and 512GB of storage at a low cost

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
This iPhone 11 Pro Max deal comes with a mass amount of storage, unlimited data and the benefits of EE

This unlimited data SIM only deal from Vodafone undercuts everyone at £14.50/pm

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Vodafone's unlimited data SIM is providing top value at an effective £14.50/pm. That's one of the best SIM only deals around.

boAt ProGear B20 smart band launched in India at Rs.1799

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
boAt Lifestyle, is an Indian consumer tech brand that launched affordable audio products in 2015 and is now debuting in the wearables segment with a smart band that tracks fitness and boasts a solid battery life.

Five reasons to attend TC Early Stage online

84TechCrunch / 2h
TC Early Stage on July 21 and 22 will virtually bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies to give you the tools you’ll need to be able to keep building your business and protect your assets. If you’re on the fence about attending, here are just five reasons why you should get your tickets today : 1. Learn how to fundraise effectively Top venture capitalists from Greylock, Genera

NASA upgrades Australia’s Deep Space Station for future missions to Mars

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100+Engadget / 2h
NASA is in the midst of upgrading Deep Space Station 43 — one of its Deep Space Network’s largest antennas located in Canberra, Australia — to prepare for future missions. The agency’s Deep Space Network is a collection of dishes that make communication with robotic spacecraft possible, and DSS 43 is the only one capable of sending commands to Voyager 2. It’s the network’s sole 70-meter antenna i

Updates From The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Doom Patrol, and More

25Gizmodo / 2h
HBO Max has tapped Max Minghella for a new sci-fi tinged horror series. Quibi wants to try and bring one of Junji Ito’s most iconic horror manga to life. Another familiar face returns to Agents of SHIELD . Plus, what’s next for Into the Dark . Spoilers now! Read more...

Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions

44Lifehacker / 2h
Not everyone has—or wants—a mentor. But if you do have someone in your life who helps guide your professional and/or personal life, you probably want to make sure that you use your time with them wisely. A lot of energy and effort go into mentoring someone, so if you’re on the receiving end of that sort of … Read more...

Rivian raises $2.5 billion more: New and old investors back EV-maker

Ford Rivian Mach-E
SlashGear / 2h
Rivian has added another $2.5 billion to its coffers, with the electric truck company closing its first investment round of 2020. The further cash injection comes even before Rivian has released its first model, with the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV not expected to launch until 2021. At the same time, Rivian’s delivery trucks for Amazon – which the … Continue reading

Silicon Valley is built on immigrant innovation

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We wound up having more to talk about than we had time for but we packed as much as we could into 34 minutes. So, climb aboard with Danny , Natasha and myself for another episode of Equity. Before we get into topics, a reminder that if you are signing up for Extra Cru

Thousands flock to Neverspoons pub app

2KBBC News - Technology / 2h
An app designed to highlight independent pubs has risen to the top of the Google Play free app chart.

Scientists develop a new cathode coating to extend lithium-ion battery life

SlashGear / 2h
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energies Argonne National Laboratory have been working with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop a new particle-level cathode coating for lithium-ion batteries meant to increase their life and safety. The new coating the team created is called PEDOT. PEDOT is an idea three years in the making scientists say is an … Continue reading

The first Apple Silicon Mac may not be what we expected

Kuo Apple Silicon MacBook
SlashGear / 2h
Apple may have confirmed it’s working on its own processors, but exactly which will be the first Macs to use Apple Silicon remains a source of speculation. Announced at WWDC 2020, Apple’s homegrown Arm-based chips will begin to show up in Macs by the end of the year, the company promised; now, analysts are wading in with their instincts on … Continue reading

Why Do My Download Speeds Differ So Drastically Between Computers?

60Lifehacker / 3h
In a perfect world, you’d pay for super-fast internet service, connect your cable modem to a reasonably speedy router and realize incredible download speeds for every device in your home. Unfortunately, we live in the real world, which often paints a much different picture. Read more...

A Facebook SDK issue caused Spotify and other popular iOS apps to crash

100+Engadget / 3h
If you woke up this morning ready to listen to your Release Radar mix on Spotify, well, we have some bad news — at least for iPhone users. The Spotify app for iOS has been completely down for much of the morning. Spotify acknowledged the issue on its support Twitter page, and the reliable Down Detector site also shows major issues. However, by 11AM ET, Facebook’s developer issues page said the is

Which Chromebook is better for students?

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32Mashable / 3h
Anyone who's gone to school in the past decade or so understands that a three-ring binder and some notebooks alone don't cut it anymore. With a new age of remote learning upon us, student-friendly Chromebooks are going to be more important than ever. There are tons of Chromebook options out there for anyone who wants a low-maintenance laptop that does most of the work for them. And they're great

How to Make a Bar Chart in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 3h
A bar chart (or a bar graph) is one of the easiest ways to present your data in Excel, where horizontal bars are used to compare data values. Here’s how to make and format bar charts in Microsoft Excel. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

200+Wired / 3h
A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.

Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

68Wired / 3h
Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.

Spotify, Viber, and other services are down for many users

98Mashable / 3h
A number of popular web services are experiencing downtime right now. On Friday, Spotify's official Spotify Status account on Twitter said that the company is investigating an issue, with no further details disclosed. Many users responded, with some claiming their app is crashing on open, even after a re-install. Something’s out of tune. We’re currently investigating, and we’ll keep you posted he

Lincoln announces Monochromatic Package for Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator

SlashGear / 3h
Lincoln’s luxury SUVs have proven to be quite popular with buyers, and the automaker has announced that the Monochromatic Package that debuted with the Navigator last fall is now available for other luxury SUVs in its line. Luxury SUV buyers looking at the Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator can choose to add the Monochromatic Package to their vehicles. The package is … Continue reading

United States Bans Pakistan International Airlines

100+One Mile at a Time / 3h
The world is getting smaller by the day for Pakistan International Airlines. United States bans PIA Bloomberg reports that on July 1, 2020, the US Department of Transportation banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating any flights to the United States. This follows a similar suspension from the European Union , which is also valid for six months. Ultimately this suspension is unlikely

We Could Breach the 1.5 Degrees Celsius Threshold in the Next 5 Years

300+Gizmodo / 3h
Remember that earth-shattering climate report from a couple years ago that said we have to massively cut emissions by 2030 to ensure we don’t exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold of global warming above pre-industrial temperatures? Well, there’s a chance we’ll cross that benchmark a lot sooner… Read more...

Podcast: Thunderbolt 4, Snapdragon 865 Plus and Facebook's latest mess

36Engadget / 3h
We’re back from the July 4th break and we’re ready to dive into some seriously nerdy news. This week, Devindra and Cherlynn chat about Intel’s Thunderbolt 4 standard, and what it means for your next PC. We also dive into Qualcomm’s latest announcements, including the gaming-focused Snapdragon 865 Plus. And finally, we explore why Facebook just can’t seem to do much right these days, especially wh

Your Phone app will soon work with multiple Android smartphones

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The feature is being tested, and will hopefully come to the release version of Microsoft’s app soon enough.

15 ways that cruising newbies waste money on their first cruise

45The Points Guy / 3h
I can still remember my first rookie mistake on a cruise. It came about 15 minutes after I stepped on board a ship for the first time. I had worked my way up to the Lido Deck, to take in the view, and was almost immediately confronted by a beaming waiter holding out a tray of colorful umbrella drinks. “Oh, nice,” I thought. “Free sail-away cocktails!” I reached out to grab one. It was only then t

Scientists find one of the biggest cosmic structures ever dubbed the South Pole Wall

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Researchers studying 3D maps of the universe and have discovered one of the biggest cosmic structures ever. The structure is a vast wall that stretches 1.4 billion light-years across and contains hundreds of thousands of galaxies. It has been dubbed the South Pole Wall and has been hiding in plain sight. Scientists say that it has remained undetected until now … Continue reading

AweSun adds remote desktop support for macOS

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Eagerly anticipated update to AweSun’s remote desktop software adds support for macOS devices.

5 K Balachander movies that are a must-watch

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The 90th birth anniversary of director K Balachander was on July 9. The pioneering filmmaker is the man behind the storied-careers of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. We have chosen 5 movies of his for your pleasure on streaming platforms.

Android 10 adopted faster than any other version, Google says

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Google's latest Android version was installed on more devices, faster - but is still behind iOS.

US to demand contractors don't use Huawei products

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Huawei facing yet more US sanctions.

Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

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What’s happening in Detroit should be a wakeup call for the nation. We can’t stop police violence without ending police surveillance.

Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

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Researchers have been looking beyond antibodies to understand how immunity to the new virus might work—and how to design a vaccine.

The Ways We’re Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling

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This week, Angela Watercutter joins us to talk about why it's hard to unglue your eyes from bad news on social media. Plus, we share our tips for putting down the phone.

U.S. Airlines Say They Can’t Do Airport Temperature Checks – But They Now Do Them For Canada Flights

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U.S. airlines tell the U.S. government they cannot do temperature checks themselves (Frontier notwithstanding), but at the same time U.S. airlines are already doing temperature screening on their flights to Canada. An internal American Airlines memo details how customers will be handled if they show a 100.4 degree temperature or above. Continue reading ...

NASA signs agreement with Japan to cooperate across Space Station, Artemis and Lunar Gateway projects

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NASA has signed a new agreement with Japan that lays out plans for the two nations to cooperate on the International Space Station (continuing existing partnership between the countries there) as well as on NASA’s Artemis program, which includes missions in lunar space and to the lunar surface. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine signed the agreement with Government of Japan Minister of Education,

The first laptop with Apple's ARM chip could be the 13-inch MacBook Pro

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Apple’s first Mac with its own ARM processor will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via iMore ) . He believes that production of that model will start in Q4 of 2020, with an A-series powered MacBook Air arriving shortly afterwards either in Q4 2020 or early 2021. Apple will also release 14- and 16-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with its own silicon that will enter

The Fluidstance Level Balance Board Makes My Standing Desk Even Better

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Can You Move Windows 10’s Notification Pop-ups?

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Windows 10’s notification “toasts” appear near the bottom-right corner of your screen by default. Windows itself doesn’t let you move the notifications, but there are some ways you can move certain pop-ups to other corners of your screen. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Tools for Coding in Teams

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When working with a team of programmers, anything that can help the process run smoothly and on track is worth a lot of time and money. We’ll discuss a few different tools that can help your team get more organized. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

PC shipments grew in Q2 2020 but it’s too early to celebrate

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After years of declining shipment figures, the traditional PC market, made up of desktops, notebooks, and tablet computers that aren’t Chromebooks and iPads, have finally seen a tiny bit of growth in the second quarter of the year. Almost tragically, that growth happened only because the world was plunged into a period of uncertainty, change, and a pandemic. But while … Continue reading

Flight review: Fiji Airways economy class from Nadi to Los Angeles on the A350

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During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. However, we are publishing new reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown, like this one, which happened in March. Fiji Airways has completely suspended all international flying through the end of July 2020. This route, from Nadi to Los Angeles, is tentatively scheduled to restart on Sept. 1, 2020. Bear in mind th

'The Shallows' is the summer thriller you've been searching for

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This summer has not been a traditional one. Heck, all of 2020 has been kind of wild . But just because you might not be able to lie on the beach and soak up the sun due to social distancing guidelines doesn't mean you can't bring that summery feel — and a bit of thrill — to your living room. That's where The Shallows steps, or should I say swims, in. This 2016 survival horror film stars Blake Liv

Did An American Airlines Executive Violate UK Quarantine Rules?

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Well this sure is an interesting one… American flies to London for 24 hours An American Airlines sales executive posted on his LinkedIn about a 24 hour trip he took to London to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for American Airlines’ move to Heathrow Terminal 5 , which happened this week. Here’s his full post, with names redacted: Well that was a quick 24 hours in the UK! This morning I attende

Canon EOS R5: 9 new things we've learnt about the full-frame mirrorless flagship

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The Canon EOS R5 has finally been fully revealed, so what new things have we learned about it? Here are the big ones.

Far Cry 6 confirmed by leak - and it's coming to PS5

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A recent leak has confirmed that Far Cry 6 is coming to PS5 in 2021.

Spotify, TikTok and Tinder are down: why your iPhone apps are crashing and how to fix

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Spotify for iPhone and a variety of other applications are down - but we have a workaround you can use.

A glint of hope for India’s food delivery market as Zomato projects monthly cash burn of less than $1M

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Food delivery startups in India have been struggling to make financial sense for years. They have each lost as much as $50 million a month to win and sustain customers by offering heavy discounts. And unlike some other markets, food delivery startups in India have been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But Zomato, one of the two market leading startups operating in the space, today offere

COVID-19 pivot: Travel unicorn Klook sees jump in staycations

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Spring 2020 was gloomy for Klook . As countries closed their borders and went into complete or partial lockdown, the SoftBank-backed travel platform saw its revenue plummet by as much as 90% through March and April. The World Travel and Tourism Council said in April that the coronavirus could put up to 100 million jobs in the global travel and tourism at risk. But in the dark times, opportunities

New Klipsch T5 II true wireless earbuds take inspiration from Formula 1 racing

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Klipsch has launched three new true wireless earbud models, including two designed for sports.

2021 Aston Martin DBX production is finally underway

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Aston Martin is weathering the storm by unveiling its first-ever production DBX SUV. Following a fresh infusion of funds from Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, Aston Martin’s St Athan assembly plant is bustling with activity to finally deliver its first batch of DBX SUVs to waiting clients. “It is a real privilege to be here today to witness the completion of … Continue reading

Why United’s plan to fly 23 weekly flights to Israel isn’t as surprising as it seems

21The Points Guy / 4h
Let’s face it. Now isn’t necessarily the time for airlines to be expanding their networks. As we’ve heard time and again from aviation executives , most carriers are going to come out of the pandemic much leaner — with a more streamlined fleet , smaller workforce and fewer routes . Yet United’s latest route announcement on July 7 bucks that trend. Interestingly, the Chicago-based carrier announce

Japanese baseball team replace fans with dancing robots

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NASA is one step closer to exploring 16 Psyche

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The Morning After: Google revealed a replacement for the Home speaker

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People are buying more PCs! The economy is back! Not so fast. Multiple reports yesterday say PC shipments did indeed grow over the last quarter , but this is due to the recovery of factories hit early by COVID-19 and also the boom in working (living or studying) from home. Unsurprisingly, that growth focused on mobile PC and laptops, but according to both IDC and Gartner, the boom is short term.

UFC 251: all you need to know about Usman vs Masvidal and the rest of Saturday's card

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Your guide to the much-anticipated Octagon action from 'Fight Island'. Learn about UFC 251 with Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal in the headline slot of another packed card.

Qantas Pulls International Flights Through March 2021

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Qantas seems to be taking one of the most aggressive approaches when it comes to cancelling future international flights, which I can’t blame the airline for, given Australia’s strict immigration policies. Qantas pulls inventory for most international flights As reported by Executive Traveller , Qantas has in recent days pulled inventory on all international flights through March 28, 2021 : The e

Rocket Report: Surprise Israeli launch, Britain decides to bail out OneWeb

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Enlarge / An Atlas V payload fairing with NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover secured inside arrives at the Vertical Integration Facility this week. (credit: NASA ) Welcome to Edition 3.07 of the Rocket Report! This week, we're getting close to the opening of the Mars launch window, which occurs about every two years when Earth and the Red Planet align. It looks like United Arab Emirates' Mars Ho

Epic Games iOS app lets your face control game characters’ expressions

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Photorealistic games have more or less become a staple of modern games to the point that even smaller studios and indie developers would love to take a stab at it. While there are many tools, both free and expensive, that let game devs create mouth-watering 3D visuals, one aspect of 3D games still escapes the grasp of all but the … Continue reading

Klipsch T5 II and T5 II Sport earbuds arrive in August starting at $199

Klipsch T5 McLaren
62Engadget / 5h
Back at CES, Klipsch revealed several true wireless models , including the high-end AI-powered (and super tiny) T10. You’ll have to wait a bit longer on those, and the noise-cancelling version of the T5, but today the company is announcing that a few of its new models will ship in “early August.” What’s more, you can pre-order them now. Those options include the redesigned T5 II ($199), the T5 II

Billy Porter talks to Billy Eichner about homophobia and transphobia in the Black community

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In early June, Billy Porter shared a " message to America " on Instagram Live, in which he addressed homophobia and transphobia in the Black community. On Thursday, Billy Eichner — guest-hosting for Jimmy Kimmel— asked the Pose actor what inspired him to post it. "Growing up gay in the Black community, it's a very homophobic community across the board," Porter says. "With that said, as the world

6 things you need to know about IHG’s little-known hotel brand

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If you frequently stay with IHG hotels, you’re probably familiar with most of the brands. But, have you heard of IHG Army Hotels? You may be surprised to learn that IHG currently operates 79 IHG Army Hotels on 40 U.S. Army posts. The Privatization of Army Lodging program led to the creation of IHG Army Hotels, which was founded in 2009. IHG has renovated existing hotels and built new properties o

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

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A massive, intense heat wave is settling over the continental US. The ravages of the Covid pandemic are going to make it all the more deadly.

13 YouTube Channels We Geek Out Over in Quarantine

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From flying a plane to restoring art, YouTubers can truly teach you anything. Here are the best shows that have sparked our curiosity during quarantine.

An Algorithm Set Students’ Grades—and Altered Their Futures

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The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to "predict" scores puzzles students and teachers.

These New Fitness Earbuds Come In a Charging Case That Dries the Sweat Off for You

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Klipsch managed to grab our attention last year with a pair of wireless earbuds packed in a stainless steel charging case that looked like an oversized Zippo lighter . The company’s follow-up carries over that gimmick, but also improves the design and performance of the earbuds, including a new sport version that can… Read more...

Despite all the death, 'Shadowlands' is a space for growth in 'World of Warcraft'

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World of Warcraft ’s eighth expansion, Shadowlands , sits on the edge of reality, throwing high-level players into the realm of the dead after one of the game’s most iconic characters, Sylvanas, tore open the fabric that separated the land of the living and the Shadowlands. A live-streamed developer update on Wednesday detailed some of the experiences players will see in Shadowlands . There are t

Could Apple kill off the MacBook Air for an even thinner laptop?

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Apple’s move to its own silicon could spell the death of the MacBook Air, according to new rumors.

Naughty Dog's PS5 plans are already kicking into gear

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After the huge critical and commercial success of The Last of Us 2, what does developer Naughty Dog have planned next?

You can now use your GoPro Hero 8 Black as a webcam – here's how

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The GoPro Hero 8 Black now has webcam powers thanks to GoPro's new software – here's how to set it up.

Samsung could build UK 5G if Huawei is banned

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Samsung tells MPs it can step up to UK 5G challenge.

Your Android phone's keyboard could soon get a whole new (dark) look

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Code also shows Google Lens integration is incoming to Google's keyboard.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black appears in a new teaser video

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It’s been a while since Mercedes-AMG gave us a new Black series, but the wait is finally over. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black has finally shown its sinister face. The German carmaker recently posted a short video teaser on YouTube, and it featured its newest GT Black series in all its racing-inspired glory. The AMG Black series is a rare … Continue reading

CPUs Decoded: Understanding Intel’s Microarchitecture Names

47How-To Geek / 5h
What’s in a name? A lot, actually, if we’re talking about Intel processors. Intel uses internal code names designed to hide what the company is working on until it’s ready to go public. So, it’s no wonder these terms aren’t very meaningful to the uninitiated. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Flight Simulator 2020' closed beta starts on July 30th

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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020, which blew our minds with hyper-detailed graphics and real-life weather and traffic conditions, is about to take a big step. The development team has announced (via Windows Central ) that the closed beta is set to arrive on July 30th, meaning it’ll move from bug-smashing to a refinement operation ahead of the big release. Microsoft will also expand the pool of p

Nintendo Switch might be getting a collection of Tomb Raider games

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Lara Croft might make her debut on Nintendo Switch, as Tomb Raider: The Ultimate Experience is rumored to arrive in the near future.

Google is still showing ads for stalkerware

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Ads for stalkerware will be pulled within weeks, Google says.

PC sales are finally recovering – and there’s good news for Macs too

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Apple Mac sales are booming, as Covid-19 and the many folks working from home make an impact on the PC market.

PlayStation 5 box art is thankfully and disappointingly normal

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The formal revelation of the PlayStation 5 console has had fans and the Internet split over its design. The most neutral way to describe the box, if you can even call it a box, is that it’s different. Because of that, there have been some concerns that physical copies of games, which will still come in good old-fashioned circular disc … Continue reading

Best photo book service online 2020

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It's easy to design a beautiful photo book album with these services - get your ultimate printed scrap book using the best services out there right now.

The DualSense PS5 controller looks chunky in this 'leaked' image

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An image of the DualSense PS5 controller in real life has 'leaked' - and it looks much bigger than expected.

Many UK online stores plagued by payment issues

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Stripe study find leading UK e-commerce sites often suffer poor functionality.

Half-Life 3 is not dead as Valve employees talk hopes for non-VR sequel

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The team at Valve are discussing the potential of a full-blown Half-Life 3 game.

'Sex Education' star Aimee Lou Wood on getting through lockdown and how sex on TV is changing

37Mashable / 6h
"Sorry about that weird fart noise, it was my fridge, I promise." There are very few celebrities you'd feel comfortable even saying those words aloud to. But Aimee Lou Wood is different. "I did think it sounded like an animal," the Sex Education star replies, unfazed by the prolonged groaning noises emitted by my fridge during our phone call, and deeply unbothered by the myriad technical difficul

'Deadly Premonition 2' is a fantastic mystery wrapped up in an ugly game

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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a conflicting experience. On one hand, the game’s narrative revolving around the mysterious murder of a young woman in a small Louisiana town is deeply intriguing with its constant twists and surprises that spin an ever-widening web of sadism, death, and terror until the very end. On the other hand, the game looks and plays like shit. As the sequel

'The Old Guard' is a slick and smart action blockbuster from Netflix

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If nothing else, The Old Guard on Netflix is a great reminder of how satisfying it is to see Charlize Theron kick some ass. But make no mistake: There's plenty more to commend about director Gina Prince-Bythewood's take on the comic from Greg Rucka, which he also adapted here for film. Theron stars as Andromache of Scythia (Andy for short), the leader of a squad of immortal warriors who have spen

10 of the best podcasts for horror fans

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Horror and podcasting are like a match made in heaven (or rather hell), harkening back to times when we used to tell ghost stories around a campfire. The connection between horror and podcasts arguably dates back to one of humanity's oldest and most universal traditions. Listening to people tell scary stories was a staple of oral storytelling, and the technological evolution of podcasting has onl

Netflix cancels Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – so fans are trying to save it

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Netflix cancels the horror drama, which is based on the comic book of the same name.

Why do hotel credit card holds last so long?

The Points Guy / 6h
When you book a stay at a hotel, you may notice a large hold on your credit card account as a pending charge. While the charge is only temporary, it can lower your buying power for the duration of your trip. (Photo by Shutterstock) Hotels aren’t the only kind of merchant to use pre-authorization holds to ensure funds for a potential charge, but they do typically hang around for the longest amount

5 things you need to consider before buying a password manager

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Helping you choose the best pass word manager using 5 key user needs, such as cloud storage, recovery options, and compatibility.

Jon Stewart chats to Desus and Mero about the worst kind of Zoom people

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46Mashable / 6h
Mastering your Zoom background on a video call can be a fine art. Obviously you can go for the custom option ( here are 15 we made specially, and here are some strange stock images if you're feeling particularly edgy), but if you're in a professional setting you may have to go down a more traditional route. The thing is, as Jon Stewart discusses with Desus and Mero in the video above, people pay

Microsoft may have made a huge jump in improving Windows 10 security

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Upgrade should make Windows 10 safer for users by stopping data corruption.

COVID-19 has increased ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’, study says

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Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

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Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.

8 million people, 14 alerts: why some covid-19 apps are staying silent

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When France launched its app for digital contact tracing, it looked like a possible breakthrough for the virus-ravaged country. After going live in June, StopCovid was downloaded by 2 million people in a short time, and digital affairs minister C├ędric O said that “from the first downloads, the app helps avoid contamination, illness, and so deaths.” But officials soon had to walk their enthusiasm

NASA wants to protect Moon and Mars from human contamination

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200+Engadget / 6h
NASA wants to make sure we don’t unknowingly take organisms or other contaminants from Earth to other worlds (and vice-versa) when humans start exploring space beyond Low Earth Orbit. In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Brindestine has announced that the agency has updated its policies to reflect that commitment ahead of the upcoming Artemis missions . “We will protect scientific discoveries and t

YouTube Kids Arrives on Fire TVs

32How-To Geek / 7h
Smart TVs are easier to use than ever, and the Fire TV is no exception. But just because your young kids can navigate your TV easily doesn’t mean you want them watching just anything. Thankfully your options on Fire TV are growing today, as the YouTube Kids app has arrived on the service. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

JBL One Series 104-BT and 104 BTW Bluetooth speakers now available in India

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The JBL Professional One Series 104-BT speakers are aimed at professional content creators and audio professionals.

OnePlus Nord specs leak in full and point to a whole lot of RAM

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Just about every single OnePlus Nord spec has just leaked, giving us a clear idea of what to expect.

Want to race a day-glo electric scooter at 60mph? It looks like you're in luck

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The eSkootr Championship is a new racing league planned for 2021, and looks like a Tron movie sponsored by Lyft.

Noise Cancelling podcast episode 19: Apple VR, Xbox Series X and AirPods Pro

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

Watch Tom Hanks' movie 'Greyhound' on Apple TV Plus in India

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Written by Tom Hanks, the movie was originally planned for the cinemas but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was sold to Apple TV Plus as an exclusive, ostensibly for $70 million.

Make delicious apps in record time with this compact pizza oven

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TL;DR: Cook and heat up your food in multiple batches with the Ronco® Pizza & More™ oven for $54.99, a 8% savings as of July 10. Free shipping is included. Can we all agree that the only thing better than takeout pizza and wings is homemade pizza and wings? But whether you’re prepping some quick bites for an easy weeknight dinner or hosting a low-key get-together, nobody wants to deal with compli

This super smart scale does everything you wish your Apple Watch could do

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TL;DR: Get personalized body measurements and insights with Innotech's Bluetooth 4.0 smart scale, BMI analyzer and health monitor for $41.99, a 39% savings as of July 10. Fitness trackers are cool, sure, but have you ever set foot on a smart scale? Yeah, yeah, we know: The latest wellness trend is (rightfully) ditching the scale. No one needs to weight-shame themselves on a daily basis. But, if y

Step up your WFH game with a little help from these crash courses

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TL;DR: Boost your productivity and more with the WFH Like a Pro bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of July 10. Believe it or not, you can work from home with just three items: a computer, an internet connection, and power. But that's just the bare minimum. If you're working from home long term (as many of us are), you'll need a bit more than that – like a dedicated workspace , a VPN , and some h

Explore the IoT and work on DIY projects with these hands-on courses

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TL;DR: Jump into the robotics world with the Complete IoT and Hardware e-book and video course bundle for $29.99, a 96% savings as of July 10. Devices are getting smarter. From home automation systems, to speakers that can answer your questions , to fully-functional robots, the Internet of Things revolution is fully upon us. And in order for us to keep up, we need to educate ourselves. This Compl

How 'The Last of Us Part II' fails its women protagonists

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This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us , The Last of Us Part II , and Left Behind. With two daughters starring as the lead protagonists, you’d think The Last of Us Part II would be a game about daughters. But it isn't. Instead, it only purports to be about Ellie and Abby, all while reducing both women's lives to revolving entirely around their fathers. Far from revolutionary, Last of U

Netflix's 'Down to Earth with Zac Efron' is great if you *love* Zac Efron

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I didn’t understand plate tectonics until Zac Efron explained them to me. Sure, I’m a 24-year-old woman living in the earthquake capital of the United States, and who, unlike many of my peers, actually paid attention in seventh grade science class. And yes, I may have completed numerous environmental science and geology courses to fulfill my bachelors degree requirements in college. But still, so

Try full access to this secure VPN for under $1

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TL;DR: A one-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for $6.49 per month as of July 10, saving you 40% on list price. They're also offering a 7-day trial for $0.99. The thing with VPNs is that there are always plenty of deals to consider. You should never pay list price for a VPN . You can find discounted plans for pretty much every service on offer, but that doesn't mean you should just jump in

AMD’s new Radeon GPU driver could help fix black screens and other nasty bugs

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A new bug reporting tool should usher in more feedback, which will hopefully help AMD to fix persistent problems.

Business continuity in bad weather

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Faced with the demand to rapidly support thousands of remote workers, organisations have turned to the cloud for help.

Patent suggests Xiaomi might be working on a dual-display smartphone

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Xiaomi has filed for a patent for a smartphone with a secondary display on the back and a waterfall display on the front.

OnePlus hints at new Bullets earbuds, but will they be true wireless?

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OnePlus has been rumored to be launching true wireless earbuds for a while now, but this is the best evidence yet that a new model is about to release.

One third of global users of WhatsApp Business are from India

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WhatsApp Business has reached a new milestone of 50 million monthly users globally with almost a third of them being in India.

Tesla’s cars could soon reach level-five of autonomous driving

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Great news for broadband deal hunters - BT's fab fibre offer extended for a week

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BT's excellent value Fibre 1 plan has hit its lowest price ever and is extending that a week now. Get this broadband deal now.

How to cultivate citizen data scientists in midsize companies

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Midsize companies can circumvent the skills gap, and reap the benefits of data analysis, by identifying and upskilling citizen data scientists.

A High Tech Vitamix Blender Is the Modern Upgrade Your Kitchen Needs

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There are basically two kinds of blenders that occupy a typical kitchen. One is the “special occasion” blender, which actually isn’t very special at all – a cheap one-speed wonder that you use to make margaritas twice a year. Then there’s the real connoisseur’s blender, which never gets hidden away in the pantry. You use it pretty much every single day, so a blender like that is a real investment

Remdesivir to be available to fight COVID-19 in SA

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iFixit takes the Oura smart ring apart to see how it works

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As we continue to work and live during the coronavirus pandemic, interest in technology that might help fight the disease has spiked, and one of the clearest examples of that is Oura’s smart ring. Early in June, researchers revealed data showing that, as part of a protocol of surveying and data reporting, wearers of the Oura smart ring may be able to detect symptoms of a COVID-19 infection early

Realme smart speaker to launch later this year; might come to India

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Realme’s oft-teased smart speaker is now confirmed to launch in Vietnam later this year. It is expected to be available in India too.

No buffering video, drone displays and other tech news

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BBC Click's Chris Fox looks at the best of the week's technology stories.

TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law

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Popular short video app TikTok has blocked access in Hong Kong as it comes under increasing scrutiny.

Instagram to block LGBT 'conversion therapy' services

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It comes amid calls for the government to act on a two-year-old promise to make the practice illegal.

Sony picks up a minority stake in Epic Games for $250 million

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Sony's decision to pick up a minority stake of 1.4% in Epic Games may not give it a controlling stake, but the Japanese company stands to gain a trusted ally.

MediaTek Dimensity 600: Specifications, launch date and everything we know

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MediaTek has been on a roll lately with its Dimensity series of chips and the Dimenisty 600 will heat up the 5G competition by a few notches.

California reportedly launches antitrust investigation into Google

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According to a report in Politico , California has become the 49th state to launch an antitrust investigation into Google. California and Alabama were the only states that did not participate in an antitrust investigation by 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, that began in September and is focused on Google’s dominance in online advertising and search. It is still unclear what a

Google officially reveals new Nest smart speaker following FCC leak

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Now officially revealed, Google's flagship smart speaker gets a Nest-style redesign.

Leaked Photos Spill the Beans on Samsung's Next Wireless Earbuds

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On Thursday, we got a purported first look at Samsung’s latest truly wireless earbuds, although deciding to call them anything but bean buds is a huge missed opportunity if you ask me. Read more...

Realme X50 Pro sale will finally resume on July 13

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The flagship Realme X50 Pro will finally be available for purchase in India, after being out of stock for a few months.

GoPro HERO8 Black can now also be used as a webcam

SlashGear / 10h
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any major news from the company that started the whole action camera market. That doesn’t mean GoPro is out of the picture, no pun intended. It has yet to launch a major action cam after launching a number of accessories and it isn’t doing that today either. Instead, it is putting its current … Continue reading

Realme could be the first to cross 100W charging on phones

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Realme is supposedly testing a new 100W+ charging solution. “Ultra Dart” could be showcased as early as July.

Realme Narzo 10A will go on sale today

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The Realme Narzo 10A 4GB + 64GB variant will also go on sale in India.

Secure a lifetime subscription to this VPN for just £30

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is on sale for £30 as of July 10, saving you 85% on list price. Don’t have a VPN ? Here's your cue: get one now before it’s too late. Sorry not sorry for waxing dramatic, but if you’ve seen shows like Black Mirror and Mr. Robot , then you’re aware of the possibility that society is morphing into a tech dystopia in which it’s always open se

Mi NoteBook 14 goes on sale in India today

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Xiaomi’s Mi NoteBook 14 and Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edtion will go on sale in India for the first time today.

Worldwide PC shipments grew due to work-from-home arrangements

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The PC industry bounced back in the second quarter of 2020 after its weakest quarter in years mostly due to shelter-in-place orders prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to both Gartner and IDC , PC shipments grew year-over-year in the second quarter — the former says shipments totaled 64.8 million units (a 2.8 percent increase from Q2 2019), while IDC says global shipments reached 72.3

6 of the best petrol lawn mowers for large gardens

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Lawn mowers come in many shapes and sizes, with electric, cordless , manual, and petrol devices on offer for every type of garden and gardener. Normally, we would recommend a cordless option for the convenience they offer, but sometimes these devices just don't cut it (get it?). Larger lawns demand a little more power, and for that you'll need a petrol mower. These can go for longer, with motor a

NVIDIA GeForce NOW adds an MMO and welcomes back old friends

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SlashGear / 12h
You have to give NVIDIA some credit for making good on its promise a few months back. After what was an almost disastrous public launch, the graphics tech giant promised it would expand its game streaming catalog every week. It has indeed done so and while not all new titles are noteworthy, there are a few that could make the … Continue reading

Launch your cybersecurity career with this discounted set of online classes

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TL;DR: The Ultimate 2020 White Hat Hacker Certification bundle is on sale for £31.57 as of July 10, saving you 97% on list price. When you think of superheroes, you probably picture capes and some sort of otherworldly powers, but in the digital world, superheroes are actually normal people. They just happen to know a thing or two about stopping cybercriminals in their tracks. These superheroes ar

Google reveals first official image of new, portable Nest smart speaker after photo leak

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Here's our first official look at Google's new Nest smart speaker. As first spotted by Android Police , leaked images of the unit show it's about 22cm (8.66in) tall and the fabric covering extends around most of its area. It's slimmer than the Google Home Max , and the form factor is, let's say, in portrait rather than landscape. After Mashable reached out to Google, we were provided the above pr

Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

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Samsung has quite a lot packed for its Unpacked event next month and it won’t just be about phones. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are poised to be more than just your regular annual Samsung tablet. Based on earlier leaked specs, this year’s Android slates are poised