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Monday, July 20, 2020

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American tourists are officially banned from the Bahamas

5KThe Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to clarify that U.S. citizens arriving to the Bahamas on private jets or private vessels will be allowed to enter the country. The vast majority of U.S. passengers who arrive to the Bahamas – by air – are barred. Americans are discovering a new phenomenon when planning international travel: closed borders. The United States remains one of the world’s hard

Elon Musk Says Neuralink Will Stream Music Straight Into Your Brain

16KFuturism / 6h
Yes Man Elon Musk’s brain-hacking startup Neuralink is gearing up for a long-awaited reveal on August 28 . And Musk himself can’t seem to help himself from teasing the brain-computer interface. On Sunday afternoon, when computer scientist Austin Howard asked Musk on Twitter if we could one day listen to music directly through such an interface — streaming it directly into the brain, in other word

A 'Wall of Moms' formed to protect Portland protesters from federal officers

1KMashable / 3h
A group of at least 30 mothers formed a human barrier between demonstrators supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and federal officers at protests in Portland on Saturday. Videos shared on Twitter showed them chanting "Feds stay clear! Moms are here!" at a demonstration at a federal courthouse, according to Buzzfeed News . Incredible scene in Portland right now. A group of Moms are chanting,

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

The Points Guy / 23min
Southwest Airlines just got a leg up in its efforts to avoid the first-ever involuntary furloughs in its nearly 50-year history. Nearly 17,000 staff say they’re willing to leaving the carrier in order to help it weather the coronavirus pandemic. The Dallas-based carrier had nearly 28% of its staff, or 16,895 of its roughly 60,800 employees, agree to take either voluntary exit or extended unpaid t

Spider-Man: Miles Morales ‘Performance Mode’ revealed

Miles Morales P. Mode
SlashGear / 28min
Spider-Man: Miles Morales has the distinction of being one of the first games revealed for the PlayStation 5 as well as one of the console’s launch titles. Insomniac has slowly been releasing new details about the game since it was first revealed, and today, the company announced that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will offer a “Performance Mode” for those who want … Continue reading

Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Found Safe in UK Human Trial

Oxford Covid-19 UK
Gizmodo / 34min
A study from the UK is the latest to provide some early hope for an effective vaccine against the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Earlier today, Oxford University researchers revealed the promising results from an early phase clinical trial of their vaccine candidate. The vaccine appeared to be safely tolerated in… Read more...

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

SlashGear / 45min
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has published the latest episode of its ‘Houston We Have a Podcast’ audio show, this one focusing on the space agency’s new Perseverance rover. NASA plans to launch the rover later this summer with the goal of landing it on Mars in February 2021, marking the latest machine the agency has put on the Red Planet. … Continue reading

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

Gizmodo / 47min
It’s officially San Diego Comic-Con 2020! We might be charging up laptops in our PJs instead of hopping on flights and trains to Southern California, but we’re still gearing up for plenty of panels , cosplay , and, of course, exciting news. The io9 team got together (virtually) to chat about our hopes, fears, and… Read more...

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

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 47min
Samsung confirmed it's unveiling 5 devices at its Unpacked event on August 5 – which could be the Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch 3, or others.

NASA Experiment: Radishes Could Probably Grow in Lunar Soil

200+Futurism / 49min
NASA scientist Max Coleman has been trying to figure out if it’s possible to grow radishes in lunar soil — in his kitchen. His goal is to figure out whether astronauts could one day grow their own food on the lunar surface — much like Matt Damon’s character in Ridley Scott’s 2015 film “The Martian.” Coleman chose radishes because “they have been used before in space, and they germinate very, very

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

20Lifehacker / 50min
Dyson V8 Absolute | $220 | Newegg

Daniel Tiger Will Soon Help Toddlers Understand the Pandemic

41Lifehacker / 58min
Little kids have been able to look to many heroes for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. Sesame Street came through early on with a virtual pandemic playdate with Elmo and a COVID-19 town hall with CNN . LeVar Burton read to us. The New York Times’ science reporter even answered kids’ questions. But finally,… Read more...

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

The Points Guy / 58min
The hotel industry has unified around a new set of guidelines for hotel guests released late last week by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). It calls for, among other best practices, a face-covering requirement for guests in public spaces. While the country’s major hotel chains have required staff to wear masks for months, they are finally turning their attention toward guests. An

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

Futurism / 1h
The devices that we interact with every single day are getting smarter. Sure, you already know that your current phone is better than your last one. But think of the appliances in your kitchen, your car, your grocery store. Just about every device is getting loaded up with internet connectivity and new features that you wouldn’t have dreamed of in years prior. That development is the emergence of

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

56Engadget / 1h
Being owned by Microsoft , you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office . But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main competitors: Amazon. That’s about to change, however. According to CNBC , Mojang plans to migrate Minecraft away from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and over

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

Google Pixel Adobe
SlashGear / 1h
Google’s former computational photography expert, who developed the cutting-edge camera software tech in the Pixel 4, has quietly joined Adobe, it’s been confirmed today. Marc Levoy spent around six years at Google, driving the company’s work on software solutions for faux-bokeh, low-light photography, and other clever software tricks. It was time well spent, too. While other Android phone-makers

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

53Ars Technica / 1h
Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may have helped give rise to planning circuits in the brain. Rife with obstacles and occlusions, terrestrial environments gave prey spaces to hide and predators cover for sneak attacks. There's a pivotal scene in the 2012 film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and a company of dwarves are chased by orcs through a classic New Zealand

Automate PPP Loan Forgiveness With This Free Tool

24Lifehacker / 1h
If you applied for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you may be eager to see if your small business qualifies for loan forgiveness . The program, which encourages companies to keep their employees on the payroll, has offered forgivable loans up to $10 million. Today, the American Institute of CPAs… Read more...

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

71The Points Guy / 1h
One of the most famous ships in the history of modern cruising appears headed for the scrappers. Pullmantur Cruises’ Sovereign — an iconic vessel that for years sailed for Royal Caribbean as Sovereign of the Seas — has filed a voyage plan for ship-scrapping town Aliaga, Turkey . On Monday, ship tracking sites showed the 2,282-passenger vessel sailing eastward from the Mediterranean island nation

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

Gizmodo / 1h
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'Hamilton' deleted songs: How to put them back in the narrative

62Mashable / 1h
Read more... More about Hamilton , Entertainment , Music , and Movies Tv Shows

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

52Mashable / 1h
Breeze is an anti-pollution mask that uses evaporative cooling for the summer months. Read more... More about Tech , Mashable Video , Summer , Face Mask , and Future Blink

New diet guidelines report emphasizes vital nutrient Americans lack

SlashGear / 1h
Americans aren’t getting enough of a vital nutrient, a new dietary guidelines report warns, something that is particularly risky for pregnant women and growing children. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the warning bells about this issue — earlier this year, for example, a study warned that vegetarians and vegans struggle to get enough of this nutrient, putting them … Continue reading

Google Coronavirus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.

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

22Gizmodo / 1h
An international consortium has compiled the most comprehensive 3D map of the observable cosmos to date, significantly improving our understanding of cosmological history while raising new questions about the fundamental laws that govern the universe. Read more...

TV news reporter dies after being ejected from Revel scooter

50Mashable / 1h
A local news reporter died after being thrown off an electric moped scooter in New York City. The moped was a rental from the scooter-sharing service Revel. According to a police spokesperson who spoke to Gothamist , CBS 2 New York television reporter Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on the back of a Revel scooter in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday. Detective Denise Moroney told Gothamist th

Marriott Will Require All Guests To Wear Face Masks

200+One Mile at a Time / 1h
Several weeks ago, virtually all major hotel chains announced that employees at hotels would have to wear masks. Now that requirement is being extended to guests as well, at least at the world’s largest hotel group. Marriott will require guests to wear masks As of July 27, 2020, Marriott will require guests at all US properties to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces . Here’s a video m

OnePlus Buds, charging cases leak ahead of expected reveal

OnePlus Buds tOB Three
SlashGear / 1h
Just last week, OnePlus confirmed that it’s working on a new pair of wireless earbuds called, appropriately, OnePlus Buds. At the time of that reveal, OnePlus didn’t show off the earbuds themselves, but now just a week later we’re seeing them in the flesh (or at least the plastic) thanks to the appearance of a new companion app for them. … Continue reading

Schedule Downloads on Android With This Chrome Flag

24Lifehacker / 1h
Whenever I have to make a download something big using my phone—or, really, download anything to my phone—I always have weigh the question of “Will this burn through too much of my data plan?” against “How badly do I need this app (or game, or video) right now?” Read more...

From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor An optimistic view of deepfakes Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them In the blink of an eye, millennials, moms and grandpa

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

20Gizmodo / 1h
For the first time ever, the world will have technology to track greenhouse gas emissions in near real-time. That’s the promise of Climate TRACE, a coalition of nine organizations led by former Vice President Al Gore. Read more...

Best free and public DNS servers in 2020

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Using an alternative DNS can have many benefits, particularly if you pick a good one.

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

Lifehacker / 2h
Mystery Ranch Mission Rover | $130 | Huckberry

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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Carnegie Mellon today showed off new research into the world of robotic navigation. With help from the team at Facebook AI Research (FAIR), the university has designed a semantic navigation that helps robots navigate around by recognizing familiar objects. The SemExp system, which beat out Samsung to take first place in a recent Habitat ObjectNav Challenge, utilizes machine learning to train the

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

55The Points Guy / 2h
Flyers on Delta Air Lines faced an uptick in delays and cancellations this past weekend as the carrier struggled with too few flight attendants — even as the carrier is warning of potential furloughs this fall. More flights on the Atlanta-based carrier were delayed or cancelled July 17-19 weekend of than on many of its largest competitors, including American Airlines and United Airlines, accordin

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

Google Maps 10 New
63Mashable / 2h
Google Maps is making it easier to find a bike ride. Starting Monday, Google Maps' bicycling directions will list bike-share services as a route option. You'll be able to see the nearest station, where you can drop off the bike near your destination, and how many bicycles are available. The bike-share listings will start in 10 cities: Chicago (Divvy/Lyft) New York City (Citi Bike/Lyft) San Franci

Best domain registrars in 2020

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Save money and hassle by using one of these top-notch domain registrars

How to approach your IPO stock

96TechCrunch / 2h
Peyton Carr Contributor Peyton Carr is a financial advisor to founders, entrepreneurs and their families, helping them with planning and investing. He is a managing director of Keystone Global Partners . More posts by this contributor How to build or invest in a startup without paying capital gains tax Make a personal plan for your exit or IPO Companies like Uber, Lyft, Beyond Meat, Peloton, Slac

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

100+TechCrunch / 2h
One reason some venture capitalists and founders don’t enter edtech is because the space has a sluggish stereotype, thanks to red tape, slow sales cycles, and, in America, a fragmented customer base. But data suggests that edtech’s reputation is not entirely earned. Byju’s is India’s second-most-valuable company . Since 2013, there have been 300 acquisitions in the space . And if you only underst

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

View from the Wing / 2h
Airlines are differentiating their approaches to the pandemic. Offering a better experience is a key strategy to winning business away from other airlines. For U.S. consumers who do not live in an international gateway city, a connection is required. And as Air Canada brings U.S. flights back online, this matters because they've historically been the foreign carrier serving the most U.S. destinat

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

88TechCrunch / 2h
Clover Health , the medicare advantage health insurance provider for older Americans, said it will triple its geographic coverage through an expansion to eight states. The company is adding Mississippi to its roster of states covered under its insurance plans and will expand its footprint in a number of states it already operates within. The company said it would be adding 74 new counties in Ariz

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

Windows 10X Microsoft
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Microsoft may release Windows 10 updates in the fall and Windows 10X updates in the spring going forward.

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

SlashGear / 2h
The Call of Duty game series is a known not only for its entertaining gameplay and ravenous fans of all ages, but for its zombies. There are zombies in Call of Duty, if you choose to fight said zombies. In the latest version of the game, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020), a leaked bit of data showed … Continue reading

How to Enable Chrome’s New Autofill Logins on Android

Google Chrome Android
20Lifehacker / 2h
Amid growing anti-Chrome sentiment , there’s still one thing the browser’s good for: convenience. And now, Chrome’s built-in password storing feature is getting upgraded with a new autofill option on Android. Read more...

Google Virus Apps Give it Way to Access Location Data

300+NYT > Technology / 2h
Some government agencies that use the software said they were surprised that Google may pick up the locations of certain app users. Others said they had unsuccessfully pushed Google to make a change.

SpaceX seeks to set turnaround record for an orbital rocket on Monday

SpaceX South Korean
60Ars Technica / 2h
Falcon 9 B1058.2 stands tall on SLC-40, ready to launch the South Korean military’s Anasis 2 communications satellite. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] SpaceX will attempt to launch a South Korean military communications satellite on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Anasis 2 mission has a nearly four-hour launch window, running from 5pm ET (21:00 UTC) to 8:55pm (00:55 UTC Tuesday). Thi

Christopher Nolan's Tenet release date is delayed again – this time indefinitely

Christopher Nolan Tenet
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Warner Bros has taken Tenet off its schedule, but a 2020 release is still planned.

Aurora expands to Texas in bid to ramp up self-driving truck efforts

100TechCrunch / 2h
Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Amazon, is expanding into Texas as it aims to accelerate the development self-driving trucks. The company said it plans to test commercial routes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area with a mix of Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Class 8 trucks. A small fleet of Pacificas will arrive first. The trucks will be on the road in Texas by the end

Our First Detailed Look at Sideshow Collectibles' Life-Sized Baby Yoda Will Melt Your Heart

79Gizmodo / 2h
The year 2020 will go down in infamy, and centuries from now historians will undoubtedly look back and wonder why, amid all the social turmoil and a bona fide pandemic, humanity was so obsessed with a tiny green puppet. If they stumble across Tested’s first look at Sideshow Collectibles’ life-size the Child , they just… Read more...

Best CDN providers of 2020 to speed up any website

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
From personal blogs to big business websites, there's a CDN (content delivery network) for everyone.

UK music fans snap up 65,000 cassettes in 2020

300+BBC News - Technology / 2h
Cassette sales have doubled year on year but still represent a "tiny fraction" of music sales.

“Mini-Neptune” Exoplanets May Actually Be Covered in Radioactive Oceans

100+Futurism / 2h
Nuka-Nepta New research suggests that astronomers may have been entirely wrong about a class of exoplanets that they call “mini-Neptunes.” These worlds, which were thought to be smaller versions — just 2.4 Earth radii across — of gas giants like Neptune, may actually be rocky exoplanets covered by thick, deeply-irradiated oceans, according to research by scientists at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysi

Marriott Will Require Guests To Wear Masks Indoors Starting July 27

28View from the Wing / 2h
Masks seem to have some effect limiting the spread of Covid-19. Even if their efficacy is overblown that shouldn't be a reason not to use them. They're something easy and low cost we can do, and they're one of the few things within our own control besides staying completely isolated. U.S. airlines now require masks. And Marriott has become the first to announce a mask requirement for all guests i

Create a Video Game with Roblox's Summer Coding Challenge

50Lifehacker / 2h
If your kids have ever wanted to design and animate their own video games but didn’t know where to start, Roblox has a free summer coding challenge that can teach them the basics. The challenge, called “ Build It, Play It ,” gives kids easy-to-follow instructions to help them learn how to create a game with custom… Read more...

Delivery giant to hire 10,500 amid UK online shopping surge

2KBBC News - Technology / 2h
Germany's Hermes says it will invest £100m in the UK after a surge in online shopping during lockdown.

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' has been delayed indefinitely

Christopher Nolan Tenet
200+Engadget / 3h
Tenet almost seems cursed at this point. Despite the best efforts of Warner Bros. and director Christopher Nolan to bring the movie to theaters this summer, coronavirus-related shutdowns have shattered those plans. The studio has delayed the spy/sci-fi blockbuster several times, and now it’s firmly back on the shelf — Warner Bros. has postponed it indefinitely. The narrative over the last few mon

This website lets you see how conspiracy theorists fall down the YouTube rabbit hole

100+Mashable / 3h
Ever wonder how your dear Aunt Karen got radicalized into believing the bizarre conspiracy theories she shares on social media? What about your apolitical college buddy who suddenly can’t seem to stop complaining about social justice and “cancel culture”? Well, there’s a good chance they fell down the YouTube rabbit hole . And a new website, TheirTube, wants to show you how that happened. TheirTu

Want to Slow Down Time? Use a Really Slow Clock

Apollo 11 Today SPCA
96Wired / 3h
Minutes and hours? That's old thinking. Artist Scott Thrift wants you to see the bigger picture.

Get $20 off both Amazon's Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite right now

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34Engadget / 3h
Reading is a great way to fill this newfound free time we all have and Amazon’s newest deal on the Kindle Paperwhite can make it easier to do so. The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale right now for $100, which is $20 off its normal price, and you can get it with three free months of Kindle Unlimited . This Amazon service gives you access to thousands of ebooks and magazines to read whenever you want a

How to Teach Your Kids to Be People, With Author Catherine Newman

53Lifehacker / 3h
Parenting is a wild and confusing trip—to put it mildly. So this week we’re learning how to teach our kids the ins and outs of how to be decent, responsible, adult people with help from writer Catherine Newman. Catherine is the author of multiple books for both kids and adults, including Waiting for Birdy , … Read more...

So long, TechCrunch

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Let me lead with the news: After more than eight years as TechCrunch’s COO, I am leaving on August 21. My decision is as much about my appetite for a green field as it is a recognition that TechCrunch’s team is ready to put a fresh stamp on our remarkable brand. TechCrunch’s leadership is now in the hands of Matthew Panzarino, our editor-in-chief, and Joey Hinson, our director of business operati

Nintendo Direct Mini round-up: Everything new today

Nintendo Switch Today
SlashGear / 3h
As promised, Nintendo debuted a new Direct Mini today, with this new livestream focusing entirely on upcoming games and content from third-party developers. As the name suggests, this Direct Mini was indeed a short one, clocking in at just over eight minutes long. Still, there were a handful of announcements worth talking about, so if you didn’t catch the Direct … Continue reading

Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft Xbox Spencer
SlashGear / 3h
Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke this week on the possibilities afforded to Microsoft with Xbox Game Pass. Much as it is with other parts of the entertainment universe with streaming music and streaming video, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to see the success of a game in a new way, not just based on unit sales. Because of this, Xbox … Continue reading

Our Favorite Unconventional Uses for Pool Noodles

61Lifehacker / 3h
Did you know that you can only order pool noodles in packs of six or more? Because I learned the hard way. Read more...

This notorious malware has returned after months away

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Researchers at Proofpoint recently observed the Emotet malware being distributed in the wild.

Some Ticks Pee All Over Themselves While They Suck Blood

100Gizmodo / 3h
Right now, as summer broils the northern hemisphere, countless animals are trying to dump heat. Dogs are panting. Burrowing animals are scurrying underground. Humans are sweating buckets (and we’re extremely good at sweating). But when ticks need to cool off, they really commit. In a blow to the sterling reputation of… Read more...

Morgan Stanley Is First US Bank to Measure How Dirty Its Investments Are

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Fossil fuels are increasingly an unattractive investment. On Monday, Politico reported that Morgan Stanley will be the first U.S. bank to begin disclosing how much its fossil fuel loans investments contribute to climate change. This is only the latest in a string of decisions banks have made around the oil and gas… Read more...

Jamf ups its IPO range, now targets a valuation of up to $2.7B

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Today Jamf , a software company that helps other firms manage their Apple devices, raised its IPO price range. The company had previously targeted a $17 to $19 per-share range . A new SEC filing from the firm today details a far higher $21 to $23 per-share IPO price interval. Jamf still intends to sell up to 18.4 million shares in its debut, including 13.5 million in primary stock, 2.5 million sh

Kibbo wants to remake the trailer park so #vanlife can be a life and not a lifestyle

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Colin O’Donnell was already rethinking the notion of what makes cities and communities function even before the COVID-19 epidemic swept through the U.S. and revealed some of the cracks in centuries-old structures of urban life. O’Donnell was part of the early wave of urban tech innovation, which began to rise about six years ago. He co-founded Intersection, a company manufacturing digital kiosks

Singapore-based marketing SaaS startup Insider gets $32 million to enter the US

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Insider , a Singapore-based startup that develops software to help clients make marketing decisions, plans to launch in the United States after raising a $32 million Series C. The round was led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from Sequoia India, Wamda and Endeavor Catalyst. Founded in 2012, the company says its SaaS for multichannel marketing and customer engagement is currently used by

LEGO's Playable Piano Teaser Will Pluck on Your Heart Strings

58How-To Geek / 3h
Soon you’ll be able to build your own miniature playable concert grand piano thanks to a build idea from LEGO superfan SleepyCow. The impressive set is built from 2,798 bricks and has accurate mechanics that work just like a real piano. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SignalWire Work Wants to Virtualize the Entire Office

How-To Geek / 3h
At this point in the pandemic, video conferencing is old hat. But that came with growing pains, as initially services like Google Duo had small participant limits, and Zoom ran into security issues. SignalWire Work wants to change the game, with a browser-based client that handles your entire office. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AccuWeather Gets a Clean Dark Sky-Inspired Redesign

24How-To Geek / 3h
AccuWeather is testing a major UI redesign and updated features that might appeal to estranged Dark Sky users. The new UI is minimal, easy on the eyes, and puts the AccuWeather Minutecast dial front and center. Real Feel is more accurate than ever, and ratings for wind, humidity, allergens, and UV are more straightforward. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Here Are The Best Deals From Urban Outfitter's 50% Off Flash Sale

Lifehacker / 3h
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New Hack Can Trick Power Bricks into Starting Fires

75Gizmodo / 3h
Your phone’s power brick is typically a relatively innocuous piece of tech, but recently, researchers at a Chinese security firm discovered a way to hack a fast charge power adapter so that when connected to a phone, the power brick can melt the phone or even start a fire. Read more...

The Same Company 3D Printing KFC’s Meat Nuggets Is Printing Human Tissue in Space As Well

500+Futurism / 4h
It’s been a wild weekend for Russian startup 3D Bioprinting Solutions. First, the company announced a partnership with fast food chain KFC as part of an effort to create the “world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets.” Now, the same company is ready to announce that it’s been hard at work bringing similar tech into orbit as well. In an experiment on board the International Space Station t

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine hits key immune response milestone

Oxford Covid-19 UK
SlashGear / 4h
A COVID-19 vaccine is already showing important successes on the road to potential immunization against coronavirus, with Oxford University claiming another milestone for the work-in-progress drug. The possible vaccine is one of several in development around the world, as private companies and research labs alike hunt for a way to address the ongoing pandemic. Multiple theories exist around how s

How Porky Pig Works From Home

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200+NYT > Technology / 4h
He has the perfect work-from-home job. And even he misses people.

Logic signs seven-figure Twitch deal days after 'retiring' from music

Logic Seven Twitch
100+Engadget / 4h
Mere days after announcing that his upcoming fifth album “No Pressure” will be his last, rapper Logic has reportedly signed a hefty partnership deal with game streaming site, Twitch. Logic has been a prolific force in the rap game as both an artist and producer for more than a decade now, though his biggest claim to fame was 2017’s “1-800-273-8255,” which dealt with the sensitive subject of suici

Google Home and Amazon Echo in South Africa: Worth it or waste of money?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Home Assistants have increased in popularity in recent years but are they suited for South Africans?

Uber Drivers Are Suing to Learn How the Company’s Algorithm Works

100+Futurism / 4h
Black Box Uber drivers in the UK are suing the company in a desperate bid to learn more about the ride-hailing app’s algorithm, which governs their lives and income. The core argument of the lawsuit, Business Insider reports , is that the company’s decision to withhold personal data about drivers prevents them from understanding how the algorithm assigns them jobs and therefore impacts their live

You Can 'Grill' Peaches With Your Waffle Maker

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Grilling a piece of fresh fruit adds char, dimension, and flavor. The heat gets those juices flowing while the grates caramelize and scorch the sugars—something that’s particularly welcome if you’re dealing with a subpar peach or a not-quite-ripe nectarine. Read more...

What’s it like to fly during a pandemic? We compared 4 different US airlines

54The Points Guy / 4h
We can probably agree that no two airlines are exactly equal. Sure, domestic airlines are similar in many respects but there are crucial differences, even during normal times. You might, for example, trade legroom and the ability to select a seat in advance for a $29 fare on a low-cost carrier . Or splurge for a full-service airline that lets you bring a bag for free and offers more generous recl

Netflix gets Jurassic Park “trilogy” soon

97SlashGear / 4h
In the very near future, Netflix will gain access to three films in what they call the “original Jurassic Park trilogy.” This has been disputed by fans who suggest that no such trilogy exists. Despite their protests, the so-called “Jurassic Park trilogy” includes Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World, and Jurassic Park 3. The third Jurassic Park movie … Continue reading

Avengers: Endgame Did Agents of SHIELD's Final Season a Huge Favor

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Agents of SHIELD is going out with a time-traveling bang. Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe pretty much abandoned its first foray in television a while ago, the show’s seventh and final season has been a hell of a lot of fun as Agent Coulson and the team traipse through time, trying to prevent a group of alien… Read more...

Best PSU: top PC power supplies for gaming and more

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Looking for the best power supplies? We've picked out the best PSUs ones for 2020.

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

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84Engadget / 4h
Both Overcooked games are on the way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As announced during the latest Summer Game Fest stream, Ghost Town Games is remastering them for the upcoming consoles, and Overcooked: All You Can Eat includes all of the DLC for both games. There’ll be more than 200 kitchens (or levels) and more than 120 chef characters to pick from. Overcooked veterans will have more stuf

Language therapy app Speech Blubs is on sale, helps kids work on speech

32Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Get a 1-year subscription to Speech Blubs Language Therapy for $39.99, a 33% savings as of July 20. About 95% of a child's cognitive development takes place by the age of five, with verbal and nonverbal communication making up a huge part of that development. In the U.S. alone, about 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders — ranging from stuttering and dysarthria — by first grade.

'Monument Valley' studio reveals 'Alba: a Wildlife Adventure'

100+Engadget / 4h
Ustwo Games is ready to reveal its next project. The independent studio, best known for the M. C. Escher-inspired Monument Valley puzzlers , is hard at work on a nature-focused title called Alba: a Wildlife Adventure . An ever-so-brief teaser trailer starts with a panning shot over a water bottle, half-eaten sandwich, notebook and backpack. The virtual camera then passes over a sheet of paper tit

Stay healthy and hydrated this socially distanced summer

400+Mashable / 4h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re participating in socially distanced outdoor gatherings, going camping, or just hanging out in your yard this summer, consider these simple ways to stay healthy and hydrated. Get fruity If you’re one of those people who is

Google Maps rolls out end-to-end directions for bikeshare users

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Google Maps is making it easier for bikeshare users to navigate their city with an update to Maps now rolling out across 10 major markets. Already, Google Maps could point users to bikesharing locations and it has long since offered cycling directions between any two points. The new update, however, will combine both walking and biking directions in order to provide end-to-end navigation between

Italian Airways: New Airline From Founder Of Air Italy

300+One Mile at a Time / 4h
The founder of (now liquidated) Air Italy wants to start a new airline… Italian Airways! What could possibly go wrong? Trademark registered for Italian Airways If one airline entrepreneur has his way, Italian Airways could be in the skies soon enough. As reported by Corriere , a trademark was officially registered with the EU Intellectual Property Office on May 28, 2020, after being requested sev

Another Payroll Bailout Will Hurt Airlines And The Economy

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Politico 's "Weekly Transportation" reports that airlines are letting their unions take the lead in publicly lobbying for more payroll bailouts. Democrats are receptive to paying for union jobs, while the White House might sign on to avoid the headline job losses one month before the Presidential election. Putting a face on jobs, rather than 'bailing out the airlines' worked last time so it's the

Despite Tesla-led hype, private investment in EV startups appears steady

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Earlier today, news broke that Xpeng , a China-based electric vehicle company has raised $500 million , adding to its 2019-era $400 million Series C . The round, a Series C+ investment, brings the company’s capital raised to date to around $2.2 billion. Xpeng’s huge fundraise comes on the heels of a recent boom in the value of some public EV companies, including Tesla, Nio and Nikola. Speculation

Effx raises $3.9M for its DevOps monitoring platform

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Effx , a startup that aims to give developers better insights into their microservice architectures, today announced that it has raised a $3.9 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins and Cowboy Ventures. Other investors and angels in this round include Tokyo Black, Essence VC Fund, Jason Warner, Michael Stoppelman, Vijay Pandurangan and Miles Grimshaw. The company’s founder and CEO, Joey Par

Force Websites to Have a Dark Theme in Edge Chromium

74Lifehacker / 4h
You might have a dark system theme; you might have set all of your favorite apps to use a dark theme. Even still, the websites you typically visit might not want to play along, which can be a jarring experience while you’re browsing—akin to someone opening a vampire’s coffin at high noon. Read more...

GOG Galaxy 2.0 might be able to take on Steam, thanks to the Epic Games Store

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CD Projekt's official integration means users can now keep track of libraries across Steam, Xbox and the Epic Games Store

COVID-19 vaccine trials from the University of Oxford and Wuhan both show early positive results

300+TechCrunch / 5h
There are more promising signs from ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine that’s effective in preventing COVID-19: Two early trials, one from the University of Oxford, and one from a group of researchers in Wuhan funded in part by the National Key R&D Programme of China. Both early trials showed efficacy in increasing the presence of antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-

Google Maps just switched on smarter bikeshare navigation

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SlashGear / 5h
Google Maps is getting a cycling upgrade, with new features intended to make bike journeys more efficient and safer – as well as warning riders if they’re likely to get sweaty on the way. Although biking directions in Google Maps have been available for a decade now, the updates promise to take advantage of new cycle lanes and temporary road … Continue reading

PlayStation 5 leak clues in on pre-orders and new (old) compatibility

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SlashGear / 5h
A bit of HTML code leaked today from Sony official showing a few key details on the near-future of PlayStation. The PlayStation 5 will launch in the holiday season, 2020, and today a few bits of info leaked on pre-orders through the official PlayStation Shop. This leak appeared via the PlayStation Direct Shop, showing references to PlayStation 5 console pre-orders … Continue reading

How to Record and Display Your Name Pronunciation on LinkedIn

34How-To Geek / 5h
Having a last name that almost no one pronounces correctly gets tiresome. Thankfully, LinkedIn has a feature that helps others pronounce your name correctly. Simply record your first and last name and never worry about a recruiter or future employer mispronouncing your name again. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Oxford covid-19 vaccine candidate has produced promising early trial results

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1KMIT Technology Review / 5h
The news: A covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca proved safe and provoked a strong immune response in its first clinical trials. Participants’ systems produced both antibodies and T cells, and only relatively mild side effects were observed. The results were described today in a paper in The Lancet . The study: The trial consisted of 1,077 healthy adults

Olivia Colman's Oscar speech reimagined as the months of 2020 is perfection

55Mashable / 5h
The whole "concept" "of" "time" in a pandemic — changes tone to sound exactly like I did after my first philosophy course in college — feels like a false premise. Days, weeks, whatever, it all blends into one. And yet, the months keep passing. If you're being responsible, you've been in some sort of quarantine since February or March. And, weirdly, this deftly edited video of actress Olivia Colma

UK looks to Japan to fill Huawei 5G void

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Government officials 'hold talks' with Japanese counterparts to fill UK 5G void.

Give your sweats a rest and score 20% off Indochino suits

20Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Score 20 percent off sharp looking suits, shirts, and chinos at Indochino with code PREM20 through July 27. While many of us lucky enough to work from home are perfectly content firing emails from the couch all day with our dogs on our laps , let’s face it: working solo and in grungy sweats is getting old. Remember when you used to shower, shave, and dress up for work? What a concept. When

This super sturdy charging cable is on sale for less than $20

32Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Charge three devices at once with the Supercord 3-in-1 charging cable for $19.99, a 45% savings as of July 20. Even with all the advancements happening with wireless charging tech, they're still not perfect. Wireless chargers require stability, and you have to ensure that the device is lined up with the sweet spot for refueling to take place. Good luck doing that when you're rushing from p

How to teach sustainable habits to kids

79Mashable / 5h
In a world of Greta Thunbergs, the ever-looming threat of climate change, and its already disastrous toll , what can you do to ensure your kids understand the state of the world, without overwhelming them, and help them become part of the solution? The good news is, many young people are already alert to the climate rumblings around them. "They're more aware today of these broader, complex socio-

Best Buy sale knocks $100 off two Nest Hub Max smart displays

51Engadget / 5h
Smart displays can make your increased time indoors a bit more convenient, and now you can get two of Google’s devices for a solid sale price. Best Buy has a two-pack of Nest Hub Max smart displays for $360, which is $100 off the normal price. This brings the price of each Nest Hub Max down to $179, which is the same sale price as we saw back in March at other retailers. Google’s also having a sa

Mastercard inks cryptocurrency card deal with London-based Wirex

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Consumers will be able to buy, hold and exchange cryptocurrency in the same way as other currencies.

Toss Some Treats at These 10 Heroic Horror Dogs

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Dogs are a constant presence in scary movies, but they usually either meet tragic ends (RIP, Lester in Halloween ) or are part of the horror (see: Cujo , The Omen , The Thing , Dracula’s Dog ). By contrast, this list collects only good horror canines—who actually make it to the end credits. Read more...

Back to school tablet deals: Amazon's Fire tablets hit lowest sale price ever

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Amazon's back to school sale includes fantastic deals on Amazon's Fire tablets like the Fire 7 tablet and Kids Edition tablet.

KFC Is Working on 3D Printed, Lab-Grown Chicken Nuggets

2KFuturism / 5h
Lab Nuggets American fast food chain KFC wants to craft the “world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets,” according to a press release — and no, they won’t technically be vegetarian, because they’ll include actual chicken cells. To create this “meat of the future,” the chain is working with Russian startup 3D Bioprinting Solutions to use “chicken cells and plant material” to print nuggets

How to Disable Autoplaying Videos and Live Photos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

24How-To Geek / 5h
Autoplaying videos and Live Photos can be nice to look at in the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, but they can also be distracting and can drain your battery. Here’s how to disable everything on all of your Apple devices. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft No Longer Offers Xbox Live Gold as a Yearly Subscription

20How-To Geek / 5h
As of now, every major home console offers an online subscription, enabling or enhancing online multiplayer and other goodies. Microsoft pioneered this space with its Xbox Live system way back in 2002, offering access either on a month-to-month basis or as a yearly charge at a discount. The latter is no longer an option. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

With HTTP/3 On the Horizon, Have You Upgraded to HTTP/2?

How-To Geek / 5h
HTTP/3 is the next version of the col, currently in development. But 60% of the web still hasn’t upgraded to HTTP/2 yet, which has been out since 2012 and has widespread support. Here’s how to enable it in Nginx and Apache. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Reimagined FOX Sports App Shows Bonus Camera Angles During Live Games

26How-To Geek / 5h
Say goodbye to outdated sports apps. The redesigned FOX Sports app is what you were hoping for when you first bought a smartphone. It offers daily sports coverage, livestreamed games (with a cable subscription), bonus camera angles, and a customizable feed, all in one clean interface. FOX Sports is also updating its website to coincide with the mobile redesign. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Twitter Hackers Stole Direct Message History From 8 Accounts

20How-To Geek / 5h
The Saga of the Giant Twitter Hack continues. Twitter posted its first blog on the subject over the weekend and gave us a more in-depth insight into what happened when hackers broke into the company’s internal systems. That includes targetting 130 accounts and stealing data from 8 of those users. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

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36Lifehacker / 5h
Choosing a prenatal is one of the first of many decisions moms-to-be make, and it isn’t an easy one. The ingredient list can be confusing, the pills themselves are large, and they come in a bewildering variety. A search on Amazon yields 507 hits for “prenatal vitamins,” plus there are direct-to-consumer brands. Though… Read more...

'Mario Kart Tour' finally works in landscape mode

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87Engadget / 5h
When Nintendo introduced Mario Kart Tour for Android and iPhone last year , it made a couple of questionable decisions, like not offering a multiplayer experience and making the game playable only in portrait mode. Nintendo added multiplayer mode in March, and today, it made the game playable in landscape. You can now flip between portrait and landscape while you’re playing, and landscape mode of

Roblox launches Party Place, a private venue for virtual birthday parties and other meetups

200+TechCrunch / 5h
The coronavirus pandemic and related government lockdowns have led to a surge in online gaming — particularly on social platforms where people can connect with real-life friends in a virtual venue. We’ve already heard of Fortnite birthday parties , Roblox playdates and Animal Crossing meetups taking place online amid the pandemic. Now, Roblox is launching a new feature called “Party Place” to dir

AccuWeather's Making a Play for Dark Sky's Android Users With a Redesigned App

53Gizmodo / 5h
When Apple bought Dark Sky back in March, it was a death knell for Android fans of the app. A small reprieve was granted earlier this month, when Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman said the Android app would work an additional month before shutting down on August 1. Well, that day is fast approaching, and it would… Read more...

Israir’s Unbelievably Long Turboprop Flight

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Unless I’m missing something, Israir seems to be operating a scheduled flight that’s beyond the published range of an aircraft, which is kind of cool… I think? Israir’s Tel Aviv to Kiev flight Israir is a fairly small Israeli airline with just seven planes in its fleet, including four A320s and three ATR 72-500s. The airline operates domestic flights, as well as some international flights to coun

Stranger Things season 4: release date, trailer, cast and what we know

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Stranger Things season 4 will probably land on Netflix in 2021, and here's what we know about the series so far.

Windows 10X reportedly pushed to 2021 – and with a key feature missing

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SlashGear / 5h
Things have generally been quiet on the Windows 10X front in recent months, but today, a handful of new rumors are spilling a lot of details on the upcoming operating system. Not only do these new rumors tell us when Microsoft may launch Windows 10X, but they also explain what the Windows landscape will look like once Windows 10X launches … Continue reading

Shiny Pokemon GO update: The best Pokemon in late July 2020

Pokemon Shield Temtem
SlashGear / 5h
It’s time to get your SHINY on in Pokemon GO – they’re basically everywhere! If you’re in search of your first Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon GO, starting this week you’re going to want to keep your eyes on the tiny plant Bellsprout, for starters. The Shiny Pokemon Bellsprout is more common this week than it’s ever been before – or … Continue reading

The Terrible Consequences of Australia’s Uber-Bushfires

100+Wired / 5h
Scientists calculate that the unprecedented wildfires burned 37,500 square miles. For already endangered species, the conflagration may have spelled doom.

Google Maps integrates bike-share locations with navigation

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76Engadget / 5h
Google Maps has offered directions specifically for bikes for years now, and the app also can show you where to find bike-sharing locations . Today, Google is mashing those two options together and showing docked bikeshare info in the directions — if you don’t have your own bike, it’ll route you to the nearest bike-sharing location and include the closest drop-off spot to your final destination a

Can you close a credit card with a negative reward balance?

The Points Guy / 5h
Let’s say you bought a ticket to Europe last year but now you need to get a refund because your flight is canceled . The airline returns the cost of the fare to your credit card, leading to a negative balance on your card . Returned or refunded purchases don’t just decrease your account balance though. They also decrease your rewards balance. Specifically, most credit card issuers deduct rewards

NASA’s Mars Rover Spent the Weekend Shooting a Weird-Looking Rock With a Laser

1KFuturism / 6h
No-Scope Over the weekend, NASA’s Curiosity rover spent its time blasting a bizarre rock on Mars with a laser. To clarify, Curiosity wasn’t just killing time. This particular rock, Digital Trends reports , was adorned with unusual colors for the area, and vaporizing it with a laser is one of the best tricks Curiosity that has for figuring out what it’s made of. Target Practice The laser is just o

Get a pair of Skullcandy Jib Bluetooth earbuds on sale for only $15

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A bunch of Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are on sale at Amazon

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44Mashable / 6h
There's a lot of debate around what this upcoming school year is going to look like, but it certainly seems like at-home learning will play a role. That means kids are going to need some sort of device like a laptop or tablet to do their school work on, and if their school doesn't provide one, it's on the parents to do so. As of July 20, Amazon has quite a few Fire tablets and Kindle readers on s

COVID-19 has driven engagement for an already thriving gaming industry

100+TechCrunch / 6h
A few days after releasing new figures for the month of June, NPD is offering up some broader trends for the gaming industry at large. It likely won’t surprise you to hear that the industry continues to thrive in 2020, and COVID-19-driven stay-at-home orders have only further contributed to gaming adoption here in the U.S. According to the report, three out of four people in the U.S. play some am

TC Early Stage is covering every aspect of operations, from legal to recruiting to finding product market fit

100+TechCrunch / 6h
As an early-stage founder, how do you draw up your first contracts? Or structure your cap table? How do you hire your first few engineers, or pitch top-tier talent? What about if that talent is abroad? How do you navigate the complicated regulatory environment? How do you make decisions around security and building a tech stack that can go the distance? You’ve got questions. TechCrunch Early Stag

'Shin Megami Tensei V' arrives on Switch in 2021

73Engadget / 6h
The next iteration of Shin Megami Tensei has been in the works for several years, and while we already knew it was bound for Nintendo Switch , it’s remained unclear until now when you’ll be able to get your hands on it. During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, it emerged that Shin Megami Tensei V will have a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021, and it’ll be a Switch exclusive. Fa

Get training in AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and CompTIA with these classes

40Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Jump into the world of cloud computing with The Complete 2020 Cloud Foundation Certification bundle for $49.99, a 95% savings as of July 20. While much of the world still wonders what the cloud is and how it's used, a select group of people are making six-figure salaries navigating it. A certified cloud developer isn't just a legitimate career path, but one of only a few that may actually

Snapchat’s third-party ‘Mini’ apps are live

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55Engadget / 6h
You no longer have to leave Snapchat to meditate, make a group decision, crowdsource your friends’ game-day predictions or study. As of today, you can do all of that with Snap Minis , bite-sized apps created within Snapchat by third-party developers. Snap Minis are built directly into Snapchat with HTML5, and they work for all users on all devices. They’re available via search and chat and don’t

Make a Plan to Repay Your Borrowed 401(k) Money

67Lifehacker / 6h
This spring, Congress passed the CARES Act for those impacted by the pandemic. The landmark bill has several provisions for those facing financial difficulties—including one for those looking to borrow from their retirement accounts . The new rules provide temporary access to your 401(k) with fewer penalties and… Read more...

Don't Trust Facebook for Voting Information

300+Lifehacker / 6h
The 2020 election was going to be contentious no matter what, and it should come as no surprise that tons of misinformation is being slung around Facebook by those convinced that (reasonable) systems like voting-by-mail are, in some way, perpetuating some gigantic fraud. Read more...

The best iPhone 11 Pro deal on the market has come way down in price

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Looking for iPhone 11 Pro deals? This offer from Three is the best with ease, offering 100GB of data at a great price.

How to Change Chrome’s Default Text Size

24How-To Geek / 6h
If you often have trouble comfortably reading websites in Google Chrome due to text that is too large or too small, it’s easy to change the default font size (and font face) for every page on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chromebooks. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon's Fire Sale Discounts Fire Tablets, Fire TV Boxes, and Kindles up to $50

How-To Geek / 6h
Amazon’s first-party Fire hardware has been a godsend for people who want low-priced tech at pretty decent quality. Today the company is offering a smattering of its first-party Fire HD tablets and Fire TV set-top boxes at some steep discounts off their already-low sticker prices. Well, they’d be sticker prices if Amazon had stickers, anyway. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

GOG Galaxy 2.0 adds official Epic Games Store integration

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100+Engadget / 6h
When GOG Galaxy 2.0 launched as a closed beta last year , its goal was to show all of your digital games in one place. There have been lots of community integrations that allow you to bring in games from platforms other than GOG, but until now Xbox Live was the only official integration. Today, GOG announced an official Epic Games Store integration for GOG Galaxy 2.0 . “We’re excited that Epic Ga

PS5 pre-orders could be one per customer, based on this discovery

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PlayStation's official store looks like it'll offer one PS5 per customer, based on information found in the page source.

One card for every year I’ve been alive: My journey from college student to points pro

28The Points Guy / 6h
In many ways, award travel is in my blood. My dad traveled a few nights out of every month for work, diligently racking up United miles and SPG points. This meant that our family was able to travel (almost) for free every time we took a vacation, but in my mind, I always associated those free trips with the time my dad spent on the road for business. New to The Points Guy? Sign-up for our daily n

Power Everything With 48 Anker AA Alkaline Batteries for $13

20Lifehacker / 6h
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How Close Did American Airlines CEO Come To Losing His Job Last Year?

61View from the Wing / 6h
Before the pandemic American Airlines underperformed the industry. They had more debt and lower profit margins. They had managed to alienate customers, employees, and investors alike. Their own data shows they had chased away frequent flyers . When American Airlines lost their LATAM partnership last fall the floodgates of criticism finally opened . People were openly asking how the Board of Direc

This Powerful Retro Handheld Almost Puts the N64 in Your Pocket

100+Gizmodo / 6h
It didn’t take long for the handheld emulators coming out of China to get powerful enough to finally play N64 games, which is impressive—N64 is a notoriously challenging console to emulate. The RK2020 is among the first batch of portables that can play classics like Super Mario 64 , and while it doesn’t emulate every… Read more...

Power Everything With 48 Anker AA Alkaline Batteries for $13

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Identity theft: keeping fraudsters at bay

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Identity theft is a problem for businesses and individuals everywhere.

7 new shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and HBO Max this week

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Here's what you can stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other services on the week beginning 20 July.

PowerShell 7 Cross-Platform Best Practices

How-To Geek / 6h
When PowerShell was first released, the goal was to bring powerful scripting tools to Windows, which typically had GUI-based administration at the time. Since then, PowerShell has grown to become one of the most popular scripting languages. At the time of writing, it is sitting at 35 on the TIOBE index of most popular languages. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Decorate Your Office for Maximum Productivity

67How-To Geek / 6h
A well-decorated office might seem like a luxury—but what if it makes you more productive? Research suggests that something as simple as a new coat of paint can affect your mood and outlook. This isn’t conclusive, but it makes for some promising possibilities. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

6 Excellent USB Microphones Small Enough to Toss in Your Laptop Bag

41How-To Geek / 6h
A lackluster microphone can be frustrating to say the least—both for the person using it and the people who have the displeasure of listening to it. You might want to upgrade to a dedicated microphone for clearer audio, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with a complicated bulky setup. Here are the best small USB mics you can buy today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Transfer an S3 Bucket to Google Cloud Platform Storage

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’re transitioning from AWS to Google Cloud Platform, you might have a lot of data stored in S3 buckets. Luckily, Google provides a tool for automatically transferring the bucket’s contents to their own Cloud Storage platform. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How the internet got me into snail mail

65Engadget / 6h
I hate video chat. I hated it before the pandemic, and the explosion of requests from people to “hang out” virtually has just created this new level of stress: Is my mic working? Why is my video so choppy? Does my hair look okay? Should I set up a silly virtual background? Is anyone judging me ? Instead, I’ve turned to a more traditional, analog method of keeping in touch: snail mail. Some letter

Ease Anxiety by Asking Yourself This Question

100+Lifehacker / 6h
There’s no quick trick to conquering anxiety. Anyone who struggles with anxiety to any degree knows this. Many people, even during the best of times, intensely or excessively worry about everyday situations. And I wouldn’t exactly classify 2020 as “the best of times.” Read more...

Space sector investment shows signs of strength in Q2 despite COVID-19 pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 7h
The most recent quarterly report from specialist investor Space Capital shows that despite obvious impacts stemming from the current coronavirus pandemic, investment in general in space startups didn’t suffer as much as some predicted — and interest surged specifically in the “Applications” category they track, which monitors companies building software on the data layer enabled by in-space obser

Watch This Non-Cuttable Metal Destroy Saws Before They Can Slice Through It

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Even the most expensive bike locks can be compromised in just a few minutes, and mostly serve as deterrents so your ride is a less appealing target. But researchers from Durham University in the UK and the Fraunhofer Institute have created what they’re claiming is the first man-made material that is non-cuttable, by … Read more...

Equity Monday: As Xpeng raises $500M more, is there any ceiling for EV enthusiasm?

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100+TechCrunch / 7h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from the private markets. You can follow the show on Twitter here , and myself here ,

(How to fix) 5 common UX mistakes in online banking

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Customer support is a huge part of a user’s experience, and one that every bank likes to say they’re great at. But there is a lot we can learn from the mistakes that U.K. banks have made. Based on his latest research report into the user experience of a dozen leading British banks — including Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Monzo, Starling and Revolut — Built for Mars founder Peter Ramsey shares his t

Dumpling launches to make anyone become their own Instacart

300+TechCrunch / 7h
Gig economy companies like to tout the flexibility and freedom they offer workers, but for the people finding work through companies like Instacart, Uber, DoorDash and Lyft, the economic and physical risks can outweigh the rewards. Contractors who are now considered front-line providers of essential services for their wealthier customers in the age of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19

Samsung will introduce five new devices at its upcoming Galaxy Note event

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100+TechCrunch / 7h
August 5 is Samsung’s turn to enter the uncanny valley of live virtual product launches. As the company prepares to take the stage in its native South Korea to launch the Galaxy Note S20. The company’s new smartphone chief TM Roh addressed in a new blog post what a strange time it is to be setting up for a massive product launch, noting, “As leaders of the tech industry, we have a special respons

Samsung mobile chief reveals Galaxy Unpacked 2020’s new device count

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SlashGear / 7h
Samsung has five new devices for Galaxy Unpacked 2020, the company’s new mobile communications chief has confirmed, cranking up the speculation ahead of the August event. Announced earlier in the month, Unpacked 2020 is expected to focus on the new Galaxy Note 20, the latest iteration of Samsung’s pen-enabled phablet. However there’s been plenty of discussion about what else could … Continue read

Fujifilm's summer sale offers $500 off the all-around excellent X-T3

65Engadget / 7h
With a rabid fanbase, Fuijfilm’s popular mirrorless cameras rarely go on sale. That’s why now might be a good time to buy, as the Japanese company has unveiled its latest summer offers for popular lenses and cameras including the X-T3, X-E3 and X-A7. Though it came out in 2018, Fujifilm’s X-T3 is still miles ahead of most flagship APS-C mirrorless cameras, especially when it comes to 4K video cap

Henry, the Hedgehog Finder, Is a Very Good Boy

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Henry isn’t your average dog. When his little black nose wiggles toward a smell, it’s not usually a snack or treat. Hell, it’s not usually a smell he even likes. Henry, a 4-year-old black and white English springer spaniel, has been trained to find hedgehogs. He’s damn good at it, too—despite finding them awfully… Read more...

University of Texas researchers create cobalt-free lithium-Ion battery

29SlashGear / 7h
For many years battery researchers around the world have been researching ways to eliminate the need for cobalt from high-energy batteries used in various electronic devices. The reason such effort is being put into eliminating cobalt from batteries is due to the high cost of the material and human rights. The problem with removing cobalt so far has been that … Continue reading

How to watch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo Direct Today
SlashGear / 7h
Overnight, Nintendo confirmed that it will be hosting a new Nintendo Direct Mini today. We’ve seen a few Direct Minis in the past, and while the topic is still upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, they’re generally a bit shorter than regular Directs. In any case, here’s how you can catch today’s Nintendo Direct Mini if you’re interested in checking … Continue reading

OnePlus' true wireless earbuds make early appearance in software update

OnePlus Buds Three
98Engadget / 7h
The launch of a new OnePlus 8 update has afforded fans of the Chinese company’s phones a look at its soon-to-be-launched wireless earbuds. Buried inside the phone’s APK is a series of renders of the as-yet unavailable headphones in three different colorways. That includes white, black and the altogether more interesting turquoise and green/yellow offering that’ll appeal to folks who want to make

Crossing The Atlantic On Lufthansa: Business (Class) As Usual

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READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • International Travel In A New Era • Flying Air Canada A320 Business Class In The Coronavirus Era • A Different Kind Of Layover In Montreal • Note : I took this trip to be able to report back on what international travel is like nowadays, since it’s something a lot of people have questions about. If you do choose to travel, please make sure you take appropriate precauti

Soften Pre-Shredded Carrots With a Little Salt

40Lifehacker / 7h
A bag of pre-shredded carrots may seem like the height of convenience, but the often dry, inexplicably rubbery vegetable shreds remind me of too many sad side salads. Even though I am fully aware that I enjoy a freshly shredded carrot far more than a bagged one, I cannot resist the siren song of laziness. (I currently… Read more...

“Hope” probe launches Sunday, beginning seven-month journey to Mars

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Enlarge / Spectators watch a screen broadcasting the launch of the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai on Sunday. (credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images) On Sunday, a Japanese-built rocket launched a 1.35-ton probe sponsored by the United Arab Emirates into low-Earth orbit. The spacecraft is now on its way toward Mars, where it is intended to enter orbit arou

NASA and SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts to return to Earth

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Best Motorola phones 2020: find the top Moto smartphone for you

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Along with mid-range and budget pricetags matched with smart and unique features, here are the best Moto phones.

GitHub open source data repository preserved in Arctic Code Vault

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21TB of open source code will be kept in the Arctic World Archive in Svalbard, Norway.

Bose 700 wireless ANC headphones drop to $299 on Amazon

90Engadget / 7h
Bose’s excellent 700 wireless noise-cancelling headphones have dropped to an all-time-low price on Amazon. Now you can get the arctic white model for $299, which is $100 off their normal price. The silver luxe and triple black models are technically also on sale as they’re both priced at $339, but arctic white is the way to go if you want the best deal. Buy Bose 700 at Amazon - $299 While not the

Ford taps Intel Mobileye for smarter car vision and crowdsourced-cleverness

Ford Intel Mobileye
SlashGear / 7h
Ford and Intel have inked a deal to give future cars better vision, with Mobileye vision-sensing tech being used to power the automaker’s driver assistance systems. Mobileye EyeQ will be used for systems like Ford Co-Pilot360, including both hardware and software, and eventually form part of the technology behind Ford Active Drive Assist in 2021. It’s a big win for … Continue reading

OpenAI’s new language generator GPT-3 is shockingly good—and completely mindless

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“Playing with GPT-3 feels like seeing the future,” Arram Sabeti, a San Francisco–based developer and artist, tweeted last week . That pretty much sums up the response on social media in the last few days to OpenAI’s latest language-generating AI. OpenAI first described GPT-3 in a research paper published in May. But last week it began drip-feeding the software to selected people who requested acc

Honda restructures Civic lineup and discontinues Fit subcompact for 2021

SlashGear / 7h
Honda fans, we have some good and bad news. In preparation for the arrival of Honda’s all-new, eleventh-gen 2022 Civic, the Japanese carmaker is trimming down its compact and subcompact offerings for 2021. The biggest casualty is the Honda Fit subcompact, which won’t see the light day of day in 2021. According to the Japanese carmaker, 2020 is the final … Continue reading

It’s time to start using a password manager: Here’s how

200+Engadget / 7h
The last thing anyone needs right now is to have their Zoom, Twitter, Skype, Nest, or any vital account hijacked and stolen. Not only do you lose your connections and access to communication and community, but recovering anything with most companies is a nightmare. The most common way account takeovers happen isn’t some kind of hacker-magic mystery. It’s almost always the result of re-using a pas

Samsung to reveal five devices at its August 5th Unpacked event

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
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Samsung will announce new five devices at its upcoming online Unpacked event on August 5th . Tae-moon Roh, the president and head of the company's mobile communications business , shared the tidbit in a blog post Samsung published on Monday. "At this summer's Galaxy Unpacked, we'll be introducing five new power devices," he said. "... you will be empowered to live life to the fullest with these d

What's New on Netflix the Week of July 25, 2020

69Lifehacker / 7h
So every week I’ve been writing these Monday morning posts highlighting what’s new and notable on Netflix in the coming week. It’s a useful process for me personally, because it either reminds me of stuff I’ve been meaning to watch (can’t wait to stream the Michael Jordan docuseries The Last Dance and catch up on… Read more...

How to Force Quit an App on Windows 10

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It’s not uncommon for an application to stop responding on Windows 10. When it happens, you can force the app to shut down, effectively unfreezing said application. Here’s how to force quit an app on Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes Movie Gets an Update From Robert Kirkman

100+Gizmodo / 7h
James Bond might have to keep running for a while, one famous Gremlins actor won’t be returning for the Secrets of the Mogwai series, and some new toys give us another look at Godzilla vs. Kong . Plus updates from Doom Patrol , Stargirl , and more. Spoilers have a case of the Mondays... Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G to launch in China on July 22

Samsung Galaxy July 22
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The latest foldable is being launched ahead of schedule in China.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 image leaks with an eye-catching camera

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
SlashGear / 8h
Samsung’s new foldable smartphone is back on the agenda for Samsung Unpacked 2020 in August, and a leaked image of the handset gives us even more of an idea of what to expect. Successor to the original Galaxy Fold of 2019, the troubled launch of which nonetheless failed to dim enthusiasm – either of consumers or Samsung – to foldable … Continue reading

2021 Yenko S/C Silverado pickup has 800 hp

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Specialty Vehicle Engineering, or SVE, has a long history of taking regular vehicles and making them significantly higher performing. It’s latest offering is a highly modified 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup known as the Yenko S/C Silverado. The vehicle features a handbuilt 6.2-liter V-8 that uses forged internals and CNC-ported heads. To that V-8 engine is attached a centrifugal supercharger of

I Put a Fitness Tracker on My Lazy Dog. It Did Not Go as Planned.

300+Gizmodo / 8h
There are two things you should understand about my dog, Daisy. First, she hates walking. She’ll get excited if you take out the leash, but it’s a farce. She just wants to pop out and then go immediately back inside. This is partly because she doesn’t understand that if you go all the way around a street block, you… Read more...

GM details 12 upcoming electric vehicles from Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick

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General Motors is on track to deliver 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the company said in its latest sustainability report. That includes models for nearly all of its brands, including Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet and Buick. Most of these vehicles utilize GM’s new modular EV architecture, called Ultium. With this platform, GM says some vehicles will have a range of 400 miles, acceleration of 0-60 in th

Watch SpaceX launch a South Korean satellite using the same booster that flew NASA astronauts

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SpaceX is launching South Korea’s first dedicated military communications satellite on Monday, with a target liftoff time of 5 PM EDT (2 PM PDT). The launch window spans nearly four hours, ending at 8:55 PM EDT (5:55 PM PDT), so SpaceX has considerable flexibility in terms of when the launch could actually take place. The Falcon 9 rocket being used for this mission includes a first-stage booster

Best cheap phones 2020: top budget mobiles in India

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We have listed smartphones available at very reasonable prices.

Snap turns on Minis, bite-sized third-party apps in Snapchat

Snap Mini Headspace
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A set of mini apps has gone live on Snapchat platform, marking the beginning of a new chapter for Los Angeles-headquartered firm as it aims to emulate aspects of the popular Chinese “super-app” model. Unveiled last month , Snap Minis are lightweight, simplified versions of apps that live within Snap’s Chat section. These apps — built with HTML — are designed to improve engagement among users by e

The Best Gadgets and Apps to Help You Get Off Your Ass While You're Stuck Inside

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Working from home, which a lot of us are a lot more familiar with nowadays, comes with its own set of pros and cons. Pro: No commute. Con: Without a commute, you’re not moving quite as much. If you’ve found yourself congealing on the couch for days on end, you can change up your routine with gadgets and apps that will… Read more...

Get a Head Start on This Week’s Binging With $31 off a Roku Ultra and a 4K-Ready Roku Streaming Stick+ for $39

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Roku Ultra | $69 | Amazon Roku Streaming Stick+ | $39 | Amazon Read more...

UK Uber drivers are taking the algorithm to court

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A group of UK Uber drivers has launched a legal challenge against the company’s subsidiary in the Netherlands. The complaints relate to access to personal data and algorithmic accountability. Uber drivers and Uber Eats couriers are being invited to join the challenge which targets Uber’s use of profiling and data-fuelled algorithms to manage gig workers in Europe. Platform workers involved in the

Researchers teach robots to grasp and pick up reflective objects

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have been able to teach robots to pick up transparent or reflective objects. This has been a challenge for robots in the past, and the way researchers have addressed the issue is to teach the robots to infer shapes from color images. Picking up transparent and reflective objects has long stymied robots, but the new … Continue reading

This is the cheapest large capacity hard drive you will find right now

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Western Digital’s WD Gold 18TB HDDs coming to a desktop near you at a price lower than you think.

Fox Sports launches redesigned app with modern design, bonus camera angles

FOX Sports App Bonus Cam
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As the sports world slowly begins to emerge from the pandemic shut down with MLB scheduled to start this week, Fox Sports is launching its redesigned sports app today for Android and iOS. The new app and accompanying website, offers a more modern interface, access to live sports (with cable subscription) and bonus camera angles for a unique view of the game. David Katz, Head of Digital at Fox Spo

GitHub buried code in the Arctic to sleep for 1,000 years

GitHub Arctic GPT-3
23SlashGear / 8h
Although undoubtedly controversial especially after its acquisition by Microsoft, Much of the world’s open source (and some not so open) code is most likely stored on GitHub. Given how much of the world runs on open source software, directly or otherwise, GitHub repositories pretty much hold most of our current culture’s digital infrastructure and history. That’s why GitHub has taken … Continue r

Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 15% Off

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Back in May, Marriott sold gift cards for 20% off. I took advantage of the promotion at the time, since it represented a great deal. I knew I’d eventually get around to using the gift cards, so I consider that to be a solid rate of return. The company is now back with another gift card promotion. While it’s not quite as good, it still has the potential to represent a great deal. Marriott selling

Hotels In The U.S. Are Struggling – Almost Everywhere Else In The World Is Doing Worse

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Data shows clearly that the U.S. hotel market, as tough as it is right now, is among the best in the world. And if you want to understand why some countries are opening up to U.S. tourists despite the problems we have here at home, their hotel occupancy numbers may provide a clue. Continue reading ...

How Will Covid Be Remembered?

200+Wired / 8h
Emma Donoghue's new novel, The Pull of the Stars, shows how pandemics—like the 1918 flu—can be woven into history.

How to Create a DigitalOcean Droplet using Terraform

How-To Geek / 8h
DigitalOcean is one of the easiest to use cloud virtual machine providers out there. If you need a quickly provisioned computing environment, DigitalOcean virtual machines typically become available in under 60 seconds. Instead of using the user interface (UI), it’s often best to automate. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Remember Important Messages in Slack

22How-To Geek / 8h
Slack can be chaotic. There’s a good chance you often need to remember and take action on messages in channels, replies to threads, and direct messages. Take advantage of these Slack features to avoid forgetting those important messages. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The complete guide to earning points with Plastiq

21The Points Guy / 8h
If maximizing points and miles on big purchases is your game, you may have heard of Plastiq. The payment platform is popular among points and miles fanatics looking to earn rewards on expenses that normally can’t be charged to a credit card. We’re talking about rent and mortgage payments , taxes , tuition , a new car and pretty much everything in between. A few years ago, I convinced my boss to l

What Did People Use Before Google to Search the Web?

200+Gizmodo / 8h
The year is 1997. You’re wearing whatever people wore back then—some kind of jean jacket, I’m guessing—and talking to your friend about your new favorite movie, the recently released Mike Myers vehicle Austin Powers . You’re quoting the movie, and your friend thinks this is hilarious. Then things take a dark turn. “I… Read more...

Rain and Huawei launch Africa's first standalone 5G

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Smaller network Rain has partnered with Huawei to launch a standalone 5G network

The Morning After: KFC's mission for lab-made nuggets

70Engadget / 9h
Welcome to a new week. We’ll get into the KFC science project a little later, but let’s start with Samsung. The company typically adds software updates and apps to its Galaxy phones with zeal, and a lot of the time, they go untouched, and we complain about all the bloat. Is that what’s happened here ? The company has notified German users that it’s removing weight, calorie (meal tracking) and caf

The BioVYZR claims to make flying safe in a COVID-19 world

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix This Week

24How-To Geek / 9h
July is winding down, but Netflix Originals aren’t. From British comedian Jack Whitehall’s comedy special to the sequel of hit rom-com The Kissing Booth, if you love the platform’s homegrown content, your queue is about to be full. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Samsung Galaxy S20 Series can turn you into a professional photographer

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How to livestream 'Hot Priest' Andrew Scott performing theatre in your house

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Live theatre has been somewhat crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. But some are making it work online. That includes London's Old Vic Theatre, which is doing us the honour of running a livestreamed performance of Fleabag's "Hot Priest" Andrew Scott in Three Kings , a new play by English playwright Stephen Beresford. There'll be no set, no audience, just Scott. The show will be livestreamed from

Uber drivers launch legal battle over 'favouritism'

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A union wants the company to be more transparent about how the data it collects affects drivers.

The best TechRadar reads you may have missed

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From samurai slashers to the much-teased OnePlus Nord and everything in between.

Pixel 4 XL glass backs are reportedly getting loose

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Google’s Pixel phones just can’t seem to catch a break, though this latest case almost gives it a literal one. Although highly praised for their pure Android (as far as Google is concerned, that is) experience and photography chops, every generation of the Pixel has been met with one hardware issue after another. Just a few months short of its … Continue reading

Bahamas Rolls Back Tourism Reopening, Bans Americans

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
The Bahamas is rolling back its tourism reopening in the coming days, after a recent spike in coronavirus cases. The Bahamas opened to tourists this month The Bahamas opened to tourists as of July 1, 2020. Like so many countries, the Bahamas tried to find the right balance between restarting tourism and protecting its people. Roughly 50% of the country’s GDP comes from tourism. The Bahamas requir

The next big Netflix release could be a new software platform

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Software offerings such as Netflix desktop-as-service might be a huge earner.

10 things to consider when purchasing payroll software

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Make sure your employees get paid on time with the right payroll software for your business.

Inside Citizen, the App That Asks You to Report on Crimes

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From its need to make money to its ever-changing relationship with law enforcement, the hyperlocal news reporting app faces growing pains.

What Does It Mean to Say a New Drug ‘Works’?

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200+Wired / 9h
Covid-19 is a new disease. Remdesivir is an experimental drug. How can scientists tell if it’s successful while the world shifts around them?

For the New Get WIRED Podcast, We Take a Close Look at Citizen

100+Wired / 9h
Is the mission of the app really to make the world better? Or does it thrive on chaos? We went behind the scenes to find out.

Samsung Galaxy Book S goes on sale with Intel’s new hybrid chip that could pave the way for future CPUs

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Rumor has it that Intel’s Alder Lake 12th-gen processors will use the same Hybrid Technology with little and big cores.

Thousands of online shops are running this popular, but obsolete, e-commerce software

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Nearly 220,000 merchants globally are still using Magento 1, despite the e-commerce platform reaching its end of life.

Google is planning a big Chrome update to help you use less mobile data

Google AirDrop August
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New 'Download Later' feature puts you in full control of your downloads.

UAE successfully launches Mars probe aboard Japanese H-IIA rocket

UAE tUAE Martian Mars
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The United Arab Emirates has succeeded with the initial stage of its first-ever Mars mission, thanks to the launch of an H-IIA rocket built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries . Launched from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Sunday, the rocket carried the Al Amal (Hope) Probe for the UAE, a Mars orbiter that is set to arrive at the red planet by February 2021, and spend a Martian year (687 days) o

KFC to make lab-made chicken nuggets

KFC 3D Chicken Russia
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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Watch Out: 99.9 Percent of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Don’t Use 2FA

200+How-To Geek / 10h
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the single most effective method of preventing unauthorized access to an online account. Still need convincing? Have a look at these jaw-dropping numbers from Microsoft. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lotus unveils plug-and-play digital instrument pack for the Elise and Exige V6

SlashGear / 10h
British carmaker Lotus has something in store for both new and existing Elise and V6 Exige owners. The all-new Digital Instrument Pack is a plug-and-play digital dashboard. It not only features a six-inch full-color digital display, but the device is pre-loaded with information of more than 4,000 racing tracks across the globe. True to Lotus’ mantra of building vehicles ‘For … Continue reading

Snap Minis come to India, starting with Headspace

Snap Mini Headspace
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Minis have started rolling out to users in India, letting them experience third-party apps within Snapchat.

These 'no-log' VPN services were actually collecting user data

Hong Kong VPN IP Data
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Unprotected database shows multiple VPN companies were collecting much more user data than they let on.

Find your perfect face mask before the rules change in the UK

20Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Etsy and ASOS are stocking reusable face masks, with options available for less than £1. Face coverings must be worn by shoppers in England from July 24 , so it's probably a good time to start looking for your own. Seriously, time is running out. Reusable face masks can play an important role in protecting anyone you come into close contact with, and there are a number of retailers that st

What is phishing and how dangerous is it?

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A threat that really shouldn’t be underestimated - we discuss exactly what phishing is, how it works, and why you should be very wary of this kind of exploit.

University of the Free State researchers nominated for prestigious award

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

AMD Big Navi GPU could launch alongside the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in November

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A new rumor suggests AMD could launch it’s ‘Nvidia-killer’ graphics card in November – around the same time as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Navigating the shift towards remote working in the financial sector

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How can financial organisations ensure continuity and agility as they navigate remote working?

Nintendo Direct Mini announced to showcase partner games

Nintendo Direct Today
SlashGear / 10h
Nintendo has mastered the art of making big splashes with its online Direct announcements but even those have seemingly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has reportedly delayed its usual June announcements because of it but it may have something prepared to make up for that bit by bit. It has just announced that it will be holding its … Continue reading

The easiest way to start meditating is now in... Snapchat?

Snap Mini Headspace
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While bringing your attention to your breath and softening your gaze in the newest place to meditate with Headspace , you might — in the parlance of mindfulness — "notice" something: Your friend's Bitmoji reassuringly bopping in a tiny bottom corner of your screen. Snap announced at its Virtual Partner Summit in June that Snapchat users would soon be able to access free Headspace meditations dire

Amazon has a big sale on Fire tablets and Fire TV devices

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Amazon has launched yet another pandemic sale of its own products and this time you’ll be able to save on Fire tablet and Fire TV products. That includes discounts for both cheap and moderately-priced products from the entry-level Fire 7 tablet up to the Fire 10 HD and Fire TV Cube. The Fire 7 is Amazon’s least expensive tablet, largely thanks to the short battery life, lack of Google apps and sl

OnePlus Nord camera specs, RAM, refresh rate and colors confirmed

OnePlus Nord RAM
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OnePlus has now revealed almost everything about the OnePlus Nord, including detailed camera specs.

Huge changes are coming to Amazon shipping in some markets

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Amazon warns UK and EU sellers they could be caught short with Brexit on the horizon.

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 image shows it could have the DJI Osmo Action's best feature

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A possible leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black image suggests it'll have a great vlogging-friendly feature seen on the DJI Osmo Action.

Disney Plus delays the start of its Marvel TV shows

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You'll be waiting a little longer for Marvel's TV shows to begin on the Disney Plus streaming service.

Jack Ma’s fintech giant Ant starts IPO process in Hong Kong and Shanghai

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The Jack Ma -controlled Ant Group finally sets in motion what the market has been anticipating for years. The financial services and payments behemoth said Monday that it has kickstarted the process of a concurrent initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Nasdaq-style Star Market. The public listing will enable Ant, which operates the Alipay wallet use

UAE launches its first ever mission to Mars

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Vodafone extends e-SIM functions to more smartphones - not just iPhones

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The initial list of devices included mostly premium devices like the flagship iPhones.

The United Arab Emirates just launched its first ever mission to Mars

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500+MIT Technology Review / 11h
The UAE launched its Emirates Mars Mission on Monday, from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 6:58 a.m. local time (Sunday evening US Eastern Time). If the mission successfully reaches Mars, the UAE will join a very small list of nations to have gone to the Red Planet. What’s the mission about? An orbital spacecraft named Hope will study Mars’s atmosphere and weather. There is still a lot we don

Chrome is about to transform the way you log into websites

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Touch to Fill is an Android tool that lets you choose an account and have the username and password entered automatically.

'Watch With Friends' Syncs Your Remote Netflix Viewing Party

33How-To Geek / 11h
Getting out of the house is more difficult than ever, putting a damper on any Netflix parties you were planning to binge the original three Karate Kid movies. But Caavo, the company behind a luxury universal remote control system, has a solution for you. Watch With Friends will sync your Netflix accounts so that you can watch together—from anywhere. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Shock 'N' Rock Grips Add Rumble to the Switch Lite (But You Gotta Wear Headphones)

24How-To Geek / 11h
Unlike its big brother, the little Switch Lite lacks any internal motors for vibration feedback (or “rumble” if you’re a cool kid). If you want to feel the intense vibration of Smash Bros or Animal Crossing without using a wireless controller, you should consider buying Nyko’s Shock ‘N’ Rock grips. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Mass Effect Trilogy remaster suddenly seems more likely – here's why

Mass Effect Trilogy
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Collectors' edition art book is exactly the tie-in merchandise we'd expect to accompany a Mass Effect remaster.

Bad news, Galaxy Watch fans: Samsung Health cuts weight and calorie tracking

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The Samsung Health app will soon lose the ability to track weight, calorie and caffeine update.

The best way to remember proper mask hygiene? Treat it like your underwear.

200+Mashable / 11h
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, many of us are getting used to wearing face masks to stop the virus' spread. However, an Australian expert has warned simply wearing them isn't enough. We should also think of our masks like underwear, and keep them, clean, personal, and on. "Assume your mask is like underwear," Bruce Thompson from Swinburne University of Technology in Mel

Intel Core i9-10850K shows up in retail box, and could be considerably cheaper than 10900K CPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Previously rumored alternative to existing flagship will apparently be sold directly to consumers in a boxed version.

Exclusive: Sony to unveil a new vlogging camera in India this week

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Sony will launch a new vlogging camera in India on July 24, which will focus on portability and features.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 teased, and it's almost certain to join the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
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Samsung may unveil its second edition of Galaxy Fold at the upcoming Unpacked event on August 5.

OnePlus Buds could come with Dolby Atmos to rival the AirPods Pro

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A dive into the APK revealed support for Dolby Atmos, as well as images of the OnePlus Buds in a range of colors.

A new Nintendo Direct Mini airs later today – here's how to watch it and what you can expect

Nintendo Direct Today
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Tune in today to watch a Nintendo Direct Mini, which focuses on previously-announced Nintendo Switch games.

Watch molten thermite falling through water in otherworldly, extreme slow motion

500+Mashable / 12h
A material used to weld metals together wouldn't normally be something you'd consider relaxing — but watching molten thermite fall through water in the latest video from The Slow Mo Guys is actually a fairly soothing experience. In the video above, Gav (without Dan again due to coronavirus travel restrictions, and adopting his best "don't try this at home" voice) sets fire to a pot of thermite su

Huawei to open three UK retail stores

Huawei Three UK Trump
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Huawei announces plans for stores days after government banned its networking kit.

UAE successfully launches its Hope Probe on a mission to Mars

UAE tUAE Martian Mars
500+Engadget / 12h
The UAE’s Mars-bound Hope mission has successfully launched from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center aboard a Mitsubishi H-2A rocket. About an hour after liftoff, the Hope Probe separated from the rocket to rapturous applause from controllers and engineers at the UAE Space Agency. It’s designed to jump-start the nation’s science sector and marks the Arab world’s first ever mission to Mars. “This is

Production begins on SA-made ventilators

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Ebay reportedly getting close to selling its classified-ads unit to Adevinta

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Ebay is reportedly getting close to a deal to sell its classified-ads business to Adevinta , a Norwegian company that runs online marketplaces across Europe and Latin America. According to a Wall Street Journal report , if the negotiations are successful, a cash and stock deal could be anno