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WhatsApp's next big update will be a game-changer if you have two phones

WhatsApp Multiple Android
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Want to use WhatsApp on more than one device? Soon youlll be able to.

Mark and Jay Duplass are making podcasts for Spotify

4KEngadget / 4h
Spotify’s ever-growing podcast empire got another boost today: The company announced that Mark and Jay Duplass have signed on with the company to create exclusive podcasts. If you don’t know them, the Duplass brothers are actors, writers and producers who’ve had their hands in many high-profile projects over the last few years, though summing up their influence isn’t easy. Most recently, Mark has

HIPAA Doesn't Mean You Can't Ask People Why They Aren't Wearing a Mask

500+Lifehacker / 1h
The law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is hugely misunderstood. And the latest people to misunderstand it are anti-maskers who claim that it’s illegal to ask them why they’re not wearing a mask. That’s not how the law works. That’s not how any of this works. Read more...


Transform Your Productivity with B&H

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Brave and Guardian launch new system-wide firewall and VPN for iOS

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Brave Software has partnered with Guardian to provide users with a firewall and VPN that work across iPhone and iPad.

Offshore wind in Europe won’t need subsidies much longer

Ars Technica / 13min
Enlarge (credit: Paul / Flickr ) Once renewable sources of electricity meet or beat the costs of fossil fuel generation, everything changes. With the immediate financial benefit just as clear as the long-term environmental benefit, utilities turn their attention to how to make it work rather than debating whether it’s worth the investment. Solar and onshore wind technologies have hit this point i

Amazon's redesigned Alexa app puts your most-used features up front

Amazon Alexa App Echo
Engadget / 14min
Amazon’s Alexa app is finally getting a much-needed revamp. Starting today, the Alexa app will have a whole new home screen with updated navigation that highlights Alexa-centric skills and a more personalized experience. Third-party skills have also been moved off the main screen in favor of more first-party features. The main screen will now have personalized suggestions based on your Alexa usag

Digital elective care and telemedicine provider Ro raises $200 million at a reported $1.5 billion valuation

TechCrunch / 22min
In three years Zachariah Reitano’s startup, Ro, has managed to hit a reported $1.5 billion valuation for its transformation from a company focused on treating erectile disfunction to a telemedicine service for a range of elective and urgent care-focused treatments. Through Rory for women’s health, Roman for men’s health, and Zero for smoking cessation, Reitano’s company now treats 20 conditions i

PlayStation 5 hardware leak shows potential easy repairs, mods, upgrades

SlashGear / 22min
Bits of the next Sony PlayStation video game console seem to have leaked this week from a production floor in Asia. The look of the PlayStation 5 isn’t a secret – not on the outside, anyway. Sony already revealed what the console would look like from a couple of angles. The imagery we’re seeing today gives us a bit of … Continue reading

The 5 Winners (and 3 Losers) of San Diego Comic-Con 2020 (at Home)

21Gizmodo / 26min
San Diego Comic-Con 2020 has ended, and things were a bit different this time around. Obviously, that was because of forces beyond anyone’s control—namely a global pandemic . But there were still things that could’ve gone better. There were a few highs, some notable lows, and a lot of uncertainty about what the rest of … Read more...

Blue Jays vs Nationals live stream: how to watch the MLB series online from anywhere

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Both teams need to bounce back from a disappointing opening weekend - here's how to watch a Blue Jays vs Nationals live stream for the entire MLB series.

Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

SlashGear / 37min
Intel today is adding a new CPU to its Comet Lake Core i9 lineup, officially revealing the Core i9-10850K. As Intel’s numbering scheme would suggest, the 10850K is a bit underpowered compared to the i9-10900K, but not by much. In fact, it seems that the 10850K is only slightly less capable than the i9-10900K. What exactly does “slightly” mean here? … Continue reading

Delta tightens its mask policy even further with new exclusions

The Points Guy / 38min
If you’re planning to fly during the pandemic, you’re going to need a mask. Every major U.S. airline now requires a face-covering be worn during flight . Some carriers have extended the requirement to the end-to-end travel journey — from check-in to baggage claim. More recently, most carriers have stepped up enforcement of their mask policies, too. American and Southwest won’t let anyone board wi

Get a Free Nest Thermostat If Yours Is Malfunctioning

Lifehacker / 39min
If your Nest Thermostat is (or has been) unable to connect to wifi, Google will send you a replacement for free. Read more...

Delta Stops Blocking Seats To One Destination

21One Mile at a Time / 43min
Delta Air Lines has delighted customers with its generous seat blocking policy throughout this pandemic. Of the “big three” US airlines, Delta is the only one to be blocking seats. However, the airline has stopped that practice to one destination in one cabin, which sets an interesting precedent, if nothing else. How Delta’s seat blocking policy works For several months now, Delta has been blocki

As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities

100+TechCrunch / 43min
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 paved the way for decades of incremental changes to the way buildings, businesses, and laws accommodate people with a wide variety of disabilities. At 30 years old this week, the law’s effect on tech has been profound, but there’s still a lot of work to do. The ADA originally applied mainly to things like buildings and government resources, but over the

First US Phase III trial for COVID-19 vaccine begins

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49Ars Technica / 44min
Enlarge / A research associate works at the Moderna Therapeutics Inc. lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images ) Moderna has given the first doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to participants in what will be a 30,000-person trial, as the United States moved into a new phase of the race to develop a vaccine by the start of next year. The Boston-based biotech said on

Beetle camera research shows turning tiny head better than whole body

SlashGear / 46min
Researchers from the University of Washington have revealed a new “wireless steerable vision” system for live insects and teeny tiny robots. Solutions presented in this research were created to investigate insect vision, and the study the trade-offs made by insects between small retinal regions and the movement of said retinal regions independent of an insect’s body through head motion. In … Cont

PS Plus August free games list will include a soon-to-be-released title

PS Plus August Fall Guys
SlashGear / 48min
Sony has taken the wraps off its latest list of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, these ones including a title that hasn’t even been released. As always, the games are made available for the duration of a month to anyone who has an active PS Plus subscription — and they remain available to that player as long as the … Continue reading

Garmin’s four-day service meltdown was caused by ransomware

Garmin Days WastedLocker
33Ars Technica / 50min
GPS device and services provider Garmin on Monday confirmed that the worldwide outage that took down the vast majority of its offerings for five days was caused by a ransomware attack. “Garmin Ltd. was the victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of our systems on July 23, 2020,” the company wrote in a Monday morning post . “As a result, many of our online services were interrupted including

California is investigating concerns about COVID-19 safety at Amazon centers

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According to a new court filing, multiple California state offices are actively investigating Amazon over worker safety concerns as the coronavirus continues to rage throughout the U.S. In the filing, reported by Reuters , a San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman writes that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and San Fran

The future of TPG on-site comments

The Points Guy / 52min
The internet is a daunting place in 2020. Peer-to-peer communication can be one of the most incredible resources found across the World Wide Web. Over the years I have learned a tremendous amount online from other points-and-miles enthusiasts. Most recently, I’ve used Facebook Groups and private messages to take my knowledge of travel trailers and towing from zero to 60 (pun intended) in just a m

Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Brings 100-Watt Charging to Smart Phones

Qualcomm Quick Charge 5
How-To Geek / 53min
Cutting-edge phones use Quick Charge technology to reach impressive 18-watt charging speeds. But your next device may fill up four times faster with Qualcomm Quick Charge 5, a new fast charging technology with over 100 watts of charging power. Qualcomm expects new phones to support QC 5.0 before the end of 2020. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

[Updated] Garmin Is Slowly Coming Back Online After Major Outage

How-To Geek / 53min
Last week, Garmin took a one-two punch during its boxing workout and went down for the count. At least, that’s our best guess on what happened, because the company still won’t say. But after several days, Garmin Connect is starting to work again for some users, though the service still seems shaky. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mets vs Red Sox live stream: how to watch the MLB series online from anywhere

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Both teams need a winning week after poor start to 2020 season - here's how to watch a Mets vs Red Sox live stream and catch every game of the MLB action.

‘Tenet’ will get an international release before hitting U.S. screens in September

C. Nolan Tenet Released US
36TechCrunch / 56min
Tenet has long been expected to be a bellwether for filmgoers’ readiness to return to theaters. Director Christopher Nolan is a blockbuster machine, and if anyone can get butts in seats amid the worst pandemic in modern memory, it’s probably him. And to be fair, the film really has served as a kind of litmus test — just not kind Warner Bros. was hoping for. After numerous delays , Tenet has a new

BMW to sell all-electric versions of its 5 Series sedan and X1 SUV

BMW Electric 5 Series X1
48TechCrunch / 56min
BMW said it will offer the all-electric versions of X1 compact SUV and the 5 Series as part of the German automaker’s plans to have 25 electrified models in its portfolio by 2023. BMW didn’t say exactly when an all-electric X1 or 5 Series might be available (TechCrunch reached out and will update if we get an answer). The all-electric drive train will be one of four options to buyers of the BMW X

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

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The social media giant says EU investigators have unnecessarily demanded sensitive information.

Professor Claims China Tried to Hide Early Info on COVID-19

200+Futurism / 1h
Kwok Yung Yuen, a professor and microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong, told the BBC on a special titled “Panorama: China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up” that Chinese officials may have purposefully tried to hide the source of the outbreak of the coronavirus back in early January. “I do suspect that they have been doing some cover-up locally at Wuhan,” he said, as quoted by VICE , referring to the

Lollapalooza 2020 will be online with new and old performances

47Engadget / 1h
Not surprisingly, the massive weekend-long music festival Lollapalooza isn’t happening in Chicago this year. Perhaps also unsurprising is the fact that there will be a massive Lollapalooza livestream in its place. As reported by the Chicago Tribune , Lolla2020 will take place over the same four days as the original festival, Thursday July 30th through Sunday August 2nd, but it’ll all be streaming

Garmin confirms massive cyberattack that knocked the company offline

Garmin Days WastedLocker
32Mashable / 1h
A massive cyberattack has left a popular wearable and GPS technology company reeling for days now. Garmin confirmed on Monday that it was still working on getting all of its systems back online after it was hit with a cyberattack last week. The company manufactures fitness trackers, smartwatches, and other GPS and wearable devices. We’d like to thank all of our customers for your patience and und

WornOnTV: The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits

52Mashable / 1h
Once a month at the very least, I get nostalgic for the 2011 dramedy, Hart of Dixie . The show is set in the small fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama, it has a stacked cast led by Rachel Bilson, and it crucially features one of the greatest wardrobes I've ever seen on television. Though I only rewatch Hart of Dixie once every few years, thanks to my favorite fashion blog, WornOnTV.net , Zoe Hart

The Chip That Can Smell Can Now Help Robots Feel Touch

26Gizmodo / 1h
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created an artificial robot skin that can process touch 1,000 times faster than humans can, according to Engadget . The skin is powered by Intel’s neuromorphic research chip, Loihi , which Cornell University researchers were able to program to recognize… Read more...

Vertical Farms Could Grow All the Wheat We Need—But at a Cost

34Gizmodo / 1h
For years, vertical farming has captured headlines , including on this very website . A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday shows the practice could revolutionize the world’s ability to grow wheat. Read more...

Google will continue to let employees work from home through the end of June 2021

Australian Google Home
100+TechCrunch / 1h
Following earlier reporting , Google has confirmed that it will continue to allow employees to work from home through the end of June of next year. The company told TechCrunch that Sundar Pichai announced the plan in an email sent to staff earlier today. “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June 30, 2021 for roles that d

Top mobile apps see declines in consumer engagement amid increased competition

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Mobile consumers are downloading and using more apps than ever before. According to recent data from App Annie, mobile users now have 93 apps on their phone as of the end of 2019, up from 85 apps at the end of 2015. They also now use around 41 apps per month, up from 35 in 2015. Related to this increase, users are now also spending more hours per day using apps. Worldwide, daily time spent in app

Hedonism has major role in happiness, but study warns there’s a limit

SlashGear / 1h
The focus on long-term goals at the expense of temporary pleasure is largely associated with happiness over the course of one’s life, but it may not be the only factor that improves one’s sense of wellbeing. A new study argues that hedonism has an underappreciated role in one’s sense of happiness, with momentary indulgences — even if they counter long-term … Continue reading

How to Create a Learning Space for Kids at Home

39Lifehacker / 1h
There is a very good chance our kids will spend at least part (or most, or all) of their week learning virtually from home after the school year starts back up this fall. And although we managed to make it through the spring with makeshift learning spaces where they completed their sporadic assignments and took part… Read more...

Watch This Frugal Feline Hoard Your Spare Change for $15

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These Star Wars and Marvel Funko Boxes Have a Handful of Collectibles for $10 Each

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Funko Star Wars and Marvel Subscription Boxes | $10 Each | Amazon Read more...

'Tenet' will debut internationally a week before some US cities

C. Nolan Tenet Released US
75Engadget / 1h
After multiple delays , Tenet will premiere in international theaters on August 26th . About a week later , Christopher Nolan 's spy thriller will then make its way to theaters in select cities across the US over the Labor Day weekend on September 3rd. When it delayed the movie indefinitely on July 20th , the film's distributor Warner Bros. hinted Tenet could debut overseas before opening statesi

Ancient trash heaps reveal the Plague of Justinian’s economic toll

75Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Guy Bar-Oz) Ancient trash heaps recently yielded some clues about how the Plague of Justinian, part of a one-two punch with volcanic climate havoc, devastated commercial farming at the fringes of the Byzantine Empire in the 540s CE. They tell us a lot about the ancient Byzantine world, but they also suggest how archaeologists might someday unearth the story of the COVID-19 pandem

Extreme Chernobyl Fungus Could Protect Astronauts From Deadly Radiation

NASA Mars Chernobyl
32Gizmodo / 1h
An experiment done aboard the International Space Station demonstrates the potential for a hardy fungus to shield astronauts from cosmic radiation. This fungus has already proved its mettle inside one of the most hostile places on Earth: the ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Read more...

Analogue Pocket delayed, but there’s good news on the horizon

Analogue Pocket 2021
SlashGear / 1h
Last year, Analogue revealed the Pocket, its newest retro console. Like the Super Nt and the Mega Sg, the idea behind the Analogue Pocket is to give players a modern way to play retro games – in this case, handheld games from systems like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. When it was first revealed, it … Continue reading

How to Add Your Google Calendar to Apple's Calendar App (and Vice Versa)

20Lifehacker / 1h
If you live your life across multiple services and computers—for example, using Google’s suite of digital tools alongside Apple’s various iCloud-based offerings—the best thing you can do for yourself is to mash all your worlds together. To carry this example forward, you’ll then be able to see your iCloud calendar(s)… Read more...

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ movie hits international theaters first, then USA

C. Nolan Tenet Released US
SlashGear / 2h
The spy-thriller science fiction film “Tenet” was announced for release this week as a full in-person real-deal debut on August 26, 2020 internationally. The film will debut in select theaters in the United States starting on September 3. Warner Bros confirmed that Tenet will open in more than 70 countries worldwide starting in late August. The film Tenet is an … Continue reading

Couple Who Wore Face Masks Bearing the Nazi Flag Swears They Aren't Nazis

21Gizmodo / 2h
Despite the months of pundits and reporters arguing that wearing a face mask shouldn’t be a political statement, there’s a select few assholes who think taking basic measures to keep the current global pandemic from raging on is an affront to their civil liberties, rather than, y’know, common courtesy. Read more...

Amazon revamps its Alexa app to focus on first-party features, more personalization

Amazon Alexa App Echo
100+TechCrunch / 2h
After launching a number of new developer tools for Alexa last week, Amazon today introducing an updated version of its Alexa mobile app for consumers. The new app aims to offer a more personalized experience, particularly on users’ home screens, and offers more instructions on how and when consumers can use the digital assistant, among other changes. Notably, the app has moved its third-party sk

Thousands of Instacart customer details sold online

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The names, partial credit card numbers and order histories of Instacart users are being sold on the Dark Web for around $2 per user.

Marriott Bonvoy Card Showdown: Bold Vs. Boundless

One Mile at a Time / 2h
At the moment we’re seeing limited time offers on both the Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card . These are both co-branded personal credit cards issued by Marriott and Chase , so in this post I wanted to provide an in-depth comparison of the two cards. If you want to read about the individual cards, check out my review posts: Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card re

Crisis management tips from startup whisperer Margit Wennmachers

84TechCrunch / 2h
When it comes to building a company, lots of things can and do go wrong. Margit Wennmachers — an operating partner at Andreessen Horowitz and long one of the most powerful public relations pros in the startup world — knows this firsthand. Thankfully for all of you, Wennmachers was able to join us for our recent Early Stage event, where she shared some of her tips and tricks for dealing with every

This hat helps you never forget your mask — Future Blink

20Mashable / 2h
Hide-a-Mask is a hat that stores a breathable mask underneath its brim. The hat uses embedded magnets to secure or remove the mask and comes with adjustable straps for your comfort. Read more... More about Health , Mashable Video , Masks , Future Blink , and Coronavirus

Delta Partners With Lysol To Make Flying Safer (And Clean The Lavatories)

Delta Teams Lysol Travel
View from the Wing / 2h
United Airlines branded its cleanliness efforts with Clorox. Hilton puts Lysol stickers on hotel room doors after the rooms have been cleaned. Now Delta Air Lines has struck a deal with Lysol as well. Lysol will provide Delta with disinfectant spray and wipes and “develop new protocols for areas such as lavatories.” They’ll also work on “disinfection procedures at departure gates and in Sky Clubs

Boost Your Credit Score With On-Time Netflix Payments

Lifehacker / 2h
As more folks stay home, streaming services like Netflix have become more popular than ever . While Netflix offers plenty of binge-worthy television shows and movies, it may also provide another new benefit: The ability to increase your credit score. Starting today, you can add your Netflix payment history to your … Read more...

Australian government sues Google for misleading consumers in data collection

Australian Google Home
63Engadget / 2h
The Australian government has filed its second lawsuit against Google in less than a year over privacy concerns, this time alleging the tech giant misled Australian consumers in an attempt to gather information for targeted ads. The Australian Competition and Consumers Commission (ACCC), the country’s consumer watchdog, says Google didn’t obtain explicit consent from consumers to collect personal

Fox Sports' virtual baseball fans are just plain weird

94Engadget / 2h
After a pandemic-forced hiatus, baseball is back. Well, sort of. This is baseball like you’ve never seen it, with 60 games instead of 162 and a slew of rule changes that include a ban on spitting. And then there’s the lack of fans. Stadiums and ball parks that were once filled to the brim with enthusiastic supporters will now be empty, save a few journalists and baseball personnel. Several teams

Cheap laptop deals: save up to $300 on Lenovo laptops at Best Buy's back to school sale

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Score a cheap laptop deal at Best Buy with back to school savings on select Lenovo laptops for students.

Boston’s Q2 shows that the startup rebound isn’t ahead of us, it’s upon us

100+TechCrunch / 2h
The coronavirus caused some disagreement amongst Boston’s venture capital community. Looking back at our mid-2020 survey of its VCs , some saw the city’s strength in biotech and healthcare as a competitive advantage, while others saw Boston’s diverse startup ecosystem as key to its survival. And some were worried that activity was about to clamp down. Jeff Bussgang , Flybridge Ventures , put it m

Intel's next desktop processors could keep single-core crown from AMD after all

Intel 7Nm AMD TSMC
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Intel 11th-generation Rocket Lake Processors may see as much as a 10% increase to IPC performance, which could boost single-core performance without raising clock speed.

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 starts streaming on October 15th

300+Engadget / 2h
In a welcome change, here’s some news about something that hasn’t been delayed too much by COVID-19 . The third season of Star Trek: Discovery will start streaming on CBS All Access on October 15th. As was the case with previous seasons , the 13 episodes will debut weekly instead of all at the same time. A teaser video doesn’t show much beyond Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) stic

Google Will Let Employees Work From Home Through Summer 2021

Australian Google Home
26Gizmodo / 2h
As big tech grapples with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Google has opted to allow employees to work from home through June of next year for roles that do not need to report in-person to perform their jobs, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced this week. Read more...

Google tells employees to get used to working from home for another year

Australian Google Home
500+Mashable / 2h
The coronavirus isn't going anywhere. That appears to be the thinking of Google, as CEO Sundar Pichai told employees Monday morning that many of them would be working from home until July 2021 at the earliest. That's right, the Big Data company thinks we're all in this for the long haul — at least in the U.S., anyway. So reports the Wall Street Journal , which quotes Pichai as framing the announc

American Airlines ends 6 LAX routes as Alaska Airlines partnership expands

100+The Points Guy / 2h
American Airlines will end flights between Los Angeles and six cities as it makes broad schedule cuts across its route map amid the stalled recovery in air travel. The Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld alliance carrier is ending flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Eugene (EUG), Medford (MFR) and Redmond/Bend (RDM) in Oregon; Fresno (FAT) and San Diego (SAN) in California; and Louisville, Kentuck

How to Use Breathing to Improve Your Health, With Journalist James Nestor

84Lifehacker / 2h
This week we’re learning how to breathe better—and about how doing so can vastly improve our overall health—with help from journalist James Nestor. James is the author of the new book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art , which covers the extensive research on the many ways in which we sometimes struggle to… Read more...

Intel debuts slightly slower, slightly cheaper version of its 10-core 10900K chip

Intel 7Nm AMD TSMC
100+Engadget / 2h
Intel has unveiled a new member to its Comet Lake family today, with the arrival of the i9-10850K. According to PC World , it’s essentially a slightly slower, but also slightly more affordable version of the company’s flagship 10-core i9-10900K processor. It’s clocked at 100MHz slower than the 10900K in all key aspects, and is expected to be slightly cheaper -- perhaps by $35 or so -- than the $4

Tech’s top CEOs will face Congress in antitrust hearing now set for Wednesday

100+TechCrunch / 3h
A rare public showdown between Congress and the CEOs of tech’s biggest companies is still on track after being postponed last week. The House Judiciary Committee hearing, originally set for Monday, will now take place Wednesday, July 29 at 12 PM Eastern Time. The date was changed in light of the death of the civil rights leader and Georgia Representative John Lewis, who will be honored in a cerem

Save Those Crustacean Shells to Make a Sauce Base

30Lifehacker / 3h
This weekend, my boyfriend and I made crab sauce—a red sauce full of delicious crab. There were huge pieces of Dungeness meat, yes, but the true hero of the sauce were the crab shells , which we mashed and simmered with onion and fennel to make an intensely crabby base. Read more...

It's Ok to Be on the Naughty List Because Ella Paradis Is Still Playing Sexy Santa and Gifting Free Vibrators

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It's Ok to Be on the Naughty List Because Ella Paradis Is Still Playing Sexy Santa and Gifting Free Vibrators

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Garmin confirms cyberattack: Cloud services held to ransom

Garmin Days WastedLocker
SlashGear / 3h
Garmin has confirmed that it was a cyberattack that took Garmin Connect and the wearables company’s other systems offline for more than four days. The company says that it is still working on bringing all of its systems back online, but says there is “no indication” that any payment information from its Garmin Pay service or otherwise was stolen. “Garmin … Continue reading

Here’s Why NASA’s Next Rover is Bringing a Mars Rock Back to Mars

94Futurism / 3h
Homeward Bound In a matter of days, NASA is set to launch its Perseverance rover to Mars. One curiosity of the mission is that Perseverance will be bringing a rock back to the Red Planet that scientists believe originated on Mars roughly 600,000 to 700,000 years ago, as the BBC reports — for a fascinating scientific reason. Meteorite Madness The rock, first discovered in the deserts of Oman in 19

Mystery Xbox Series controller leaked online in white

Microsoft Xbox Series
SlashGear / 3h
A new Xbox controller leaked this week with photos showing changes from the original that are ever-so-slight yet significant enough to note. This device seems to be reminiscent of an Xbox Series X controller, but here the controller is white – not black – and has a slightly different feel to it. Of course, the only time most gamers have … Continue reading

Apple’s new Thunderbolt 3 cable is shockingly expensive – here’s why you want it

SlashGear / 3h
Apple has released a new USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable that will allow you to connect your Mac to things like Apple’s Pro Display XDR and external drives. The cable will definitely turn some heads because of its $129 price tag, because at first glance, it doesn’t seem like anything worth writing home about. Dig into the specifications, however, and this … Continue reading

The Umbrella Academy's Second Season Could Stand to Loosen Up a Bit

Netflix TUA 2 Week
34Gizmodo / 3h
Even though the first season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy incorporated elements from both the first and second volumes of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Umbrella Academy comics, the live-action adaptation barely managed to scratch the surface of the source material’s twisted, science-fictional madness. Season two… Read more...

Scientists Studying Sex Differences in the Brain Fear Their Work Will Be Misrepresented

100+Futurism / 3h
A team of National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists is walking a delicate line: publishing research about how the human brain differs across sex, while trying to guard against their work being misrepresented by misogynists . Armin Raznahan, chief of developmental neurogenomics at the NIH, published research in the journal PNAS on Monday about how sex chromosomes are tied linked to difference

Delta to partner with maker of Lysol as part of its health initiative

Delta Teams Lysol Travel
30The Points Guy / 3h
Delta Air Lines is partnering with RB, the makers of Lysol, as part of the newest updates to the carrier’s CareStandard initiative. The two companies will work together to develop new disinfecting solutions and practices for both the airport and onboard experience — focusing on usage in high-traffic areas. As examples, they will work to develop new strategies to sanitizing airplane lavatories and

Twitter contractors reportedly made a 'game' of accessing Beyoncé's data

99Engadget / 3h
Around 1,500 Twitter employees and contractors have oversight of user accounts, which includes the ability to reset them, review breaches and handle possible content violations. Those people have access to limited user personal data as well, including phone numbers, email addresses and IP addresses, Bloomberg reports . According to the report, in 2017 and 2018, some contractors "made a kind of ga

Could Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7+ Be the First Real iPad Pro Rival?

Gizmodo / 3h
Aside from the iPad Pro, tablets—especially Android tablets—are sort of in a weird spot right now. Some major hardware makers like Google have completely abandoned the category , while others continue to churn out boring but serviceable devices seemingly more out of obligation than a desire to make innovative gadgets.… Read more...

India bans mobile apps cloning banned Chinese services

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India has banned 47 mobile apps that were variants or cloned copies of 59 previously banned Chinese apps.

Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

100+Mashable / 3h
The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska. On Sunday evening, Katmai National Park and Preserve — home to the livestreamed bear cams — announced "multiple cases" of COVID-19 at Brooks Camp, the place where visitors come each summer and fall to see the park's famous brown bears and migrating salmon. The infections, which forced a temporary shutdown o

This ultrawide 49-inch monitor could replace two displays, or more

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Philips 498P9 could be the cheapest 49-inch display available today

Dubai Airport’s Strict New COVID-19 Test Requirement

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Dubai Airport has just added a strict testing requirement for passengers, regardless of where they’re coming from, and regardless of which airline they’re flying on. This is significantly stricter than the testing requirement that was announced by Emirates a few weeks back. Dubai Airport will require COVID-19 test As of August 1, 2020, all passengers traveling to, from, or through Dubai Internati

Fable aims to make disability-inclusive design as simple as a service

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Tech companies are increasingly finding that accessibility isn’t a widget you plug into an otherwise final product, but something that’s integrated from the very beginning of development — but that takes resources few possess. Fable hopes to make disability-inclusive design easier by providing testing and development assistance from disabled folks on-demand and has raised a $1.5M seed round to do

Equity Shot: All about the Qualtrics IPO

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Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. After the morning show went out , the Equity crew could not shut up about the Qualtrics-SAP deal , so we had no choice but to jump back into recording mode for an off-the-cuff Equity Shot. As always, Shots are short-form Equity episodes that focus on a single, news top

COVID won’t cancel your winter fun: 8 ways to spend time outside when it gets cold

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It may be the height of summer, but don’t forget that, even on the hottest days, winter is coming. Experts agree that one of the best ways to keep safe and healthy during a global health crisis is to stay outside as much as possible, which is why travelers have been escaping their homes and traveling to national and state parks , planning road trips and embarking on lake and beach vacations . Unf

Build Your TBR With Free Books and Magazines Through Amazon Prime

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Like it or not, Amazon Prime has become a major lifeline for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing them to get food and supplies delivered quickly to their home. And while free two-day delivery is probably the most popular feature of the service, if you’re only using your account for ordering stuff, you’re… Read more...

Garmin confirms ransomware attack took down services

Garmin Days WastedLocker
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Sport and fitness tech giant Garmin has confirmed its five-day outage was caused by a ransomware attack. In a brief statement on Monday, the company said it was hit by a cyberattack on July 23 that “encrypted some of our systems.” “As a result, many of our online services were interrupted including website functions, customer support, customer facing applications and company communications,” the

Without desks and a demo day, are accelerators worth it?

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As a result of the pandemic, accelerators have moved operations fully remote to abide by social distancing. The shift has forced well-known programs like 500 Startups , Y Combinator and Techstars to go fully online, while encouraging existing venture capital firms to launch new digital-only fellowships like Cleo Capital and NextView Ventures . Before the pandemic, accelerators could advertise the

Garmin confirms a cyber attack took its systems offline

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200+Engadget / 4h
Garmin is finally giving its users more information about the system outage the company has been dealing with since the morning of July 23rd. The company has just confirmed earlier reports that it was the victim of an external cyber attack that encrypted some of the company’s systems. This attack led to disruption to a host of Garmin’s systems, including “website functions, customer support, cust

Garmin admits ransomware outage, expects normal service 'in a few days'

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Garmin has finally spoken about the Connect outage that it's suffered over the last few days

Moderna is enrolling 30,000 volunteers for its biggest covid-19 vaccine trial

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Biotech company Moderna has been making some pretty promising strides in developing and testing its covid-19 vaccine . The company just announced it was working with the US National Institutes of Health to launch what will be one of the largest covid-19 vaccine trials, a phase 3 study enrolling tens of thousands of American volunteers to assess whether the vaccine could truly protect people from

6 national parks you can reach by cruise ship

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Many people think of America’s national parks as places to go on an epic road trip . But there are other ways to get to some of these temples to outdoor beauty than by car . For instance, there are parks you can visit by rail or by bus , and even — yes — a few you can reach by cruise ship. Alaska and Hawaii are two big cruise destinations where national parks play an outsized role in the typical

Researchers Made This Medical Wearable Out of Pencil and Paper

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While smartwatches and fitness trackers are probably the most well-known consumer tech for health monitoring, researchers from the University of Missouri published a study showing they can do the same thing... with a paper and pencil. Read more...

Refresh Your Switch's Memory With a Micro Center MicroSD Card—$9 for 64GB, $16 for 128GB, and $30 for 256GB

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Micro Center microSD Card (64GB) | $9 | Amazon Micro Center microSD Card (128GB) | $16 | Amazon Micro Center microSD Card (256GB) | $30 | Amazon Read more...

Microsoft Remote Desktop brings your Windows 10 PC to your Android smartphone or tablet

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Remote Desktop for Android update also adds support for Microsoft Authenticator and Android TV

The Station: Winners and losers in Paris, Rivian sets a delivery date, Waymo and FCA deepen ties

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox . Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. It’s that whacky time of year when the heavens open and earnings fall from the sky, giving u

5 reasons OnePlus Nord wins 2020

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OnePlus and other smartphone companies made more powerful smartphones than the OnePlus Nord in the year 2020. But because of the OnePlus Nord’s unique combination of features, price, and design finesse, this is a smartphone that’s not to be missed. The potential for OnePlus in the near future is far more important than the release of this one phone – … Continue reading

Google will keep 200,000 workers home through next summer

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Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in 2018. (credit: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images ) Google will keep "nearly all" of its workforce—around 200,000 employees and contractors—working from home for another year, The Wall Street Journal has reported . Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly made the decision last week. The long timeline gives more certaint

2021 Toyota Supra 2.0 Review – When Less is More

SlashGear / 4h
Few cars arrive to the sort of expectations that the new Toyota Supra faced, but with one model year under its belt it’s time for the Japanese coupe to show it’s more than just an exercise in parts-bin sharing. True, there’s plenty of BMW to be found under the 2021 Supra 2.0’s contentious bodywork, but with a smaller engine and … Continue reading

How Are You Fighting Quarantine Cooking Fatigue?

77Lifehacker / 4h
When my city first started to close up back in March, I went to the restaurant supply store and loaded up on pasta, canned tomatoes, eggs, onions, several non-perishable staples and lots of hot sauce. I thought we were looking at a month or so of staying inside and I fully planned to avoid the grocery store the entire… Read more...

'Ghost of Tsushima' update adds ultra-difficult 'Lethal' mode

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If you’ve already plowed through Ghost of Tsushima and found it wasn’t enough of a challenge for you, developer Sucker Punch is releasing an update today that’ll add a new “Lethal” difficulty mode. As the name suggests, Lethal mode steps things up significantly over the “hard” level that was previously the most challenging option. Specifically, Sucker Punch says that enemy weapons are more deadly

Star Trek: Discovery Returns This October

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The U.S.S. Discovery has found itself in a future far beyond anything we’ve seen in Star Trek coming out of its second season . And now, we know just when we’ll get to see them navigate that future. Read more...

This Beautiful Game Boy Clone Can Play Game Gear, Lynx, and Neo Geo Games Too

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Retro portable gaming is having a bit of renaissance at the moment, between low-cost open source handhelds from China and high-end modding of authentic hardware. If you’re looking for the ultimate blend of the two, check out the Analogue Pocket. It’s what would happen if you designed the Game Boy with 2020 technology and aesthetics. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Wyze Cam Outdoor Is Almost Unbelievably Good for $50

How-To Geek / 4h
Wyze might be one of my favorite companies right now: It makes quality smart home products, with good software and apps, at prices that seem borderline impossible. I’ve been using the inexpensive Wyze Cam for a while, and my only complaint was that it wasn’t actually rated for the outdoor conditions of the porch where I was using it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Modders Push 'Mario 64' to Look Like Its Incredible Promotional Art

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Do you ever stare at the tasteful, heavily-stylized Super Mario 64 promotional art and wonder why the game doesn’t look half as good? The Render96 team brings Mario 64 promo art to life with its SM64 SGI mod, which uses new models and textures to nail that ’90s Silicon Graphics aesthetic. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Researchers Identify 21 Existing Drugs That Stop the Coronavirus

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According to a new study published in the prestigious journal Nature , an international team of researchers have identified 21 existing drugs that stop the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, from replicating. The new research could have bold implications for future of medical care during the pandemic. The scientists were able to confirm that at certain concentrations, 21 drugs — out o

It's Not Just Siberia as Record Heat Spreads Across the Arctic

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Siberia has been hot and on fire . Perhaps you’ve heard ? The relentless heat that’s buffeted the region has decided to expand to other parts of the Arctic, from Norway to Canada, with high-temperature records breaking over the weekend. Read more...

The Coronavirus May Shut Down Our Sense of Smell in an Unexpected Way

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Scientists might be closer to understanding one of the most common symptoms of even mild covid-19: the loss of smell and taste. A new study suggests that infection by the novel coronavirus can damage important cells that support the nerve cells responsible for relaying scent to the brain. Read more...

Qualcomm’s 100W charging scheme will go from 0-50 in 5 minutes

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Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 is out. Here are the slides. In the constantly incremental march of technology, it's not often you get to call something "revolutionary," but Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 just might be that. The new quick-charging scheme promises to fully charge your phone in just 15 minutes and go from zero to 50 percent charge in five minutes. When the battery is under 50 percent, it will g

Cayman Islands Will Make Arriving Passengers Wear A “BioButton” To Avoid Quarantine

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When the Cayman Islands re-open to tourism in September, they require a negative Covid-19 PCR test from within 72 hours of flying and will offer arriving passengers a choice: quarantine or biobutton to let the government track your vital signs for two weeks. Continue reading ...

Clean Your Dirty Microwave With a Lemon

76Lifehacker / 4h
We’ve been on quite the home improvement kick, as tends to happen when you’ve been stuck inside for months. Last week we explored whether you can clean an oven with a lemon (spoiler: you cannot), but today we’re cleaning the science oven, aka the microwave! Will a lemon do the trick this time? Read more...

I Was Horrified at How Many Ads the New Brave Browser and VPN for iOS Blocked

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Between a minefield of ads and trackers, browsers have added a number of security and privacy features over the past few years. Brave is the latest, announcing today that it’s partnering up with Guardian to launch a new version of its iOS browser, Brave Firewall + VPN. Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Amazon Echo Dot Bundle, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Funko Pop Subscription Boxes, bareMinerals Sitewide Sale, and More

72Gizmodo / 4h
An Amazon Echo Dot bundle , a discount on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians , a markdown on Star Wars- and Marvel-themed Funko Pop subscription boxes , and a sitewide sale at bareMinerals lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

Theses highly-rated cooling sheets are on sale for over 30% off

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: Enjoy cooler sleep with a Sleepletics Celliant Performance 4-Pc sheet set for $99.99, a 33% savings as of July 27. Good sleep can be hard to come by nowadays. We don't need to get into the many reasons why . But instead of relying on sleep supplements or white noise machines, why not try simply giving your bed an upgrade? These highly-rated Sleepletics Celliant Performance Sheets are a gre

iOS game sale offers discounts on 'Journey,' 'Flower' and 'Donut Country'

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Publisher Annapurna Interactive has been involved with some of the most memorable games of recent years, and you can score several of those titles on the cheap on iOS right now. It’s running a sale in which you can snag some Annapurna games for around 40 percent off (via @Wario64 ). Florence , a visual novel about falling in love , was one of Engadget’s favorite games of 2018 and is down from $2.

Just 5 days left: Save up to $300 on passes to Disrupt 2020

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We’re T-minus five and counting, startup fans — counting the days you have left to save up to $300 on passes to Disrupt 2020 . The early-bird clock stops ticking on July 31 precisely at 11:59 p.m. PT. Be a savvy saver. Beat the clock, buy your pass and keep that extra cash in your wallet. Disrupt 2020 runs from September 14-18, giving you five magnificent days to meet attendees from around the wo

10 things to know before you buy refurbished electronics

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Save £75 on Virgin's best broadband and TV deals and get Amazon Prime for free

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Virgin's broadband and TV deals are an excellent choice right now thanks to a big voucher promotion.

It's too late to plant a garden, so grow veggies on your countertop instead

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TL;DR: Amazon has several AeroGardens on sale for as much as 35% off as of July 27. Unless you're willing to chance it on a few carrot or kale seeds, we're well past gardening season in most regions of the U.S. Anything planted at this point is at risk of succumbing to cold weather when the first frost rolls around, no matter how much fertilizer and TLC you shower upon it. Mind you, this isn't to

Stanford students are short-circuiting VC firms by investing in their peers

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Stanford’s success in spinning out startup founders is a well-known adage in Silicon Valley, with alumni founding companies like Google, Cisco, Cloudflare, LinkedIn, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram and, yes, even TechCrunch. And venture capitalists routinely back more founders coming out of the Stanford business program than any other university in the country. One group of Stanford graduate student

Infuse your own mezcal and tequila with this gorgeous handmade kit

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Read more... More about Drinks , Tequila , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Other

The weirdest moments from baseball's fan-less opening weekend

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These are truly strange times and, oh man, was that fact really on display during MLB's opening slate of games over the weekend. In what now seems like an ill-considered move — considering the Miami Marlins have had a massive coronavirus outbreak — Major League Baseball played a whole host of games without fans over the past few days but also without an attempt of an isolation "bubble" like the N

Ford deploys Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots to survey Michigan plant

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100+Engadget / 5h
A Ford plant in Michigan has enlisted two Boston Dynamics robots to aid in laser scanning the plant as it’s prepped for updates, Ford announced yesterday . The robots, nicknamed Fluffy and Spot, will roam the Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Dearborn, MI on four legs, much like a dog would. However, unlike their furry counterparts, these robots are equipped with five cameras, can perform 360-degree

Explain a Lost Stuffed Animal's New Appearance With This Story

38Lifehacker / 5h
Every parent of a child with a dearly beloved “lovey” lives in fear. Lovies—a favorite blanket, stuffed animal or other soft toy—tend to go everywhere their toddling owner goes. Which means they have a way of getting lost in the most inconvenient of places, such as the gas station you stopped at during your road trip,… Read more...

Pokemon GO level up confirmed [UPDATE: Beyond 41!]

SlashGear / 5h
Today we’re taking a look at the future of Pokemon GO in the form of an increased level cap! This major change to the game will push the “level 40” max to a new realm, allowing long-time masters of the game to expand their horizons and get back into heavy play of the game. Once the new level cap is … Continue reading

How to create a more inclusive future for cannabis

Mashable / 5h
The legal cannabis industry is worth billions of dollars. Why are Black people still being left out? Read more... More about Mashable Video , Cannabis , Weed , Black Owned Businesses , and Culture

Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel miniseries confirmed: What we know

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The Witcher is turning out to be a very big property for Netflix. Netflix green lit a second season for its mainline TV series before the first season – which was well-received by fans – even premiered. After the first season was in the books, Netflix announced an anime movie spin-off, but it turns out that isn’t the only spin-off … Continue reading

How to Rename a Data Series in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 5h
A data series in Microsoft Excel is a set of data, shown in a row or a column, which is presented using a graph or chart. To help analyze your data, you might prefer to rename your data series. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Use CloudWatch Events for AWS Automation

How-To Geek / 5h
CloudWatch is commonly used for log processing and monitoring of your AWS resources, but it also has powerful tools for automation from within your account. We’ll show how to set up and work with CloudWatch Events. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

YouTube Kids will Release over 100 Free Movies Starring Tayo, Elmo, and More

How-To Geek / 5h
Running out of ways to entertain your little ones? More screen time isn’t always the answer, but sometimes it is. YouTube Kids in Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam announced plans to release 100 free film titles for your children, with likely more countries to come. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

An Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Begins its Phase 3 Trial Today

500+Futurism / 5h
An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna is beginning its final round of testing on Monday. After passing the previous stages that are more focused on safety and identifying side effects , the new clinical trial will measure how effective the vaccine, dubbed mRNA-1273, actually is when it comes to preventing disease, NPR reports . Over the next few months, Moderna will determine whet

American Airlines Scrapping Plane Involved In JFK “Incident”

92One Mile at a Time / 5h
It looks like an American Airlines plane involved in an April 2019 incident will officially never fly again… What happened to this American Airlines A321? On April 10, 2019, a pretty terrifying incident happened on American Airlines flight AA300 from New York to Los Angeles. The flight was operated by an Airbus A321 that was built in 2014, with the registration code N114NN . Long story short, the

Walmart Marketplace seller additions surge following Shopify deal, up 3x from January

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Walmart’s recent partnership with Shopify to expand its online marketplace appears to already be paying off. The retailer in June announced it was opening its marketplace to Shopify’s small business sellers with the goal of onboarding 1,200 new sellers by the end of 2020. Following the Shopify announcement, the marketplace added 3,000 more sellers in June and is expected to exceed 3,600 in July,

Submit your pitch deck to Disrupt 2020’s Pitch Deck Teardown

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We’re excited to announce a new event at Disrupt 2020 . Called Pitch Deck Teardown, top venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will evaluate and suggest fixes for Disrupt 2020 attendees’ pitch decks. First impressions are everything, and pitch decks are often the first glimpse of companies by investors and business partners. It’s critical that these decks accurately present and illustrate the comp

Offshore Wind Is on the Brink of Becoming So Cheap, the UK Will Pay People to Use It

200+Gizmodo / 5h
The fossil fuel industry and its allies love saying that renewable energy increases utility bills. But in the UK, new research shows that coming offshore wind farms could actually make bills more affordable. Read more...

Cybertruck Metal Can Be Etched, Heated Into a Rainbow

500+Futurism / 5h
Shop the Look Last week, Tesla announced that the Elon Musk-run electric car company will be opening a US factory in Austin, Texas, to build the long-awaited Cybertruck . Musk isn’t losing any time exploring some ways to make it look, well, just a little less like a giant stainless steel box on wheels . In a series of tweet replies, very much in character for the CEO, Musk offered a hint of what

Rick and Morty season 5 trailer offers a first look at what's coming up

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See an unfinished part of a Rick and Morty season 5 episode in this first reveal of what's to come in the animated series' next set of episodes.

Huge apparent leak unearths Nintendo’s prototype history

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Footage from "Super Donkey," a previously unseen prototype included in the recent Nintendo "Gigaleak." A massive leak of apparent Nintendo source code is giving gamers a rare, unauthorized look at Nintendo's development process dating back to the Super NES era. The massive trove of files, first posted to 4chan Friday and quickly dubbed the "Gigaleak" by the community, includes compilable code and

Four days into season, MLB game cancelled over COVID-19 outbreak

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Enlarge / Swapping elbow bumps for high-fives and adding some mask use among players was not enough to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 among the Miami Marlins. (Miami players Miguel Rojas and Isan Diaz celebrating during a game against the Phillies, July 26, 2020 in Philadelphia.) (credit: Mitchell Leff | Getty Images ) This year's weird, truncated baseball season kicked off just four days ago, a

Analogue's portable Pocket console is delayed until May 2021

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100+Engadget / 5h
It's been nine months since Analogue announced the Pocket , a $199 portable console that can play Game Boy, Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx games from original cartridges. The console was scheduled to launch in 2020, but Analogue now says, due to the “unfortunate global state of affairs and supply chain challenges," the retro portable will ship in May 2021. The Pocket, like all of

See When Other Apps Use Your Microphone or Camera With This Android App

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One of my favorite tiny features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 operating system is a big one for privacy and security—a rare two-fer. Whenever an app accesses your camera or microphone, you’ll see a tiny colored dot in the upper-right corner of your display, right above your bars indicating the signal strength for your… Read more...

Monday's Best Deals: Amazon Echo Dot Bundle, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Funko Pop Subscription Boxes, bareMinerals Sitewide Sale, and More

72Lifehacker / 5h
An Amazon Echo Dot bundle , a discount on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 5: Guardians , a markdown on Star Wars- and Marvel-themed Funko Pop subscription boxes , and a sitewide sale at bareMinerals lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...

MSCHF drops an ultrasonic jamming device add-on for your Amazon Echo

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100+TechCrunch / 5h
Smart assistants are sensitive to their wake words, but who among us doesn’t trigger the smart speakers in their house with alarming frequency? Add in some heavily detailed privacy mishaps and a general feeling of distrust and there’s plenty of reason you might want to silence your smart speaker occasionally. A new device promises to do just that, placing a check on your Amazon Echo’s always-on m

Pre-orders for the Analogue Pocket retro portable game console start August 3, ships May 2021

Analogue Pocket May 2021
200+TechCrunch / 5h
Analogue has repeatedly proven that it’s the gold standard when it comes to retro gaming, delivering extremely faithful, but modern hardware to play original NES, SNES, Sega cartridges and more. The company revealed its forthcoming Analogue Pocket last October , and now it’s about to kick off pre-orders for the portable classic console, which can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance

Analogue Pocket’s FPGA-fueled features revealed: $200 pre-order on Aug. 3

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55Ars Technica / 5h
After its reveal last October, Analogue 's portable, retro powerhouse system, the Analogue Pocket, is getting closer to reaching our hands. Today, Analogue has confirmed that Pocket's pre-order program will kick off Monday, August 3, for $200. That news comes with a delay, however, with the portable system's original "2020" window being pushed back to May 2021. As we learned last year, there's a

7 new TV shows on Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video this week

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

Intel 7nm CPU delay sees shares slump as it falls further behind AMD Ryzen

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Intel 7nm CPUs are now due in 2023 - but TSMC could help.

Microsoft is about to solve one of the web's biggest problems

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Microsoft is taking cues from Chrome and Firefox in reducing distractions when you're browsing.

You're Going to Have to Wait Until Next Year to Get Your Hands on This Perfect Game Boy Clone

Analogue Pocket 2021
72Gizmodo / 5h
As if 2020 hasn’t already delivered enough gut punches, today Analogue announced that its highly anticipated upcoming handheld console, the Analogue Pocket , won’t ship until May 2021 at the earliest. That’s disappointing, but the company is opening pre-orders on August 3, and has also revealed some welcome updates to… Read more...

These WiFi routers can drastically improve your WFH setup

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TL;DR: As of July 27, you can improve your internet connection with a WiFi router from Best Buy for as low as $53.99. If you're lucky enough to be working from home, you know it can have perks. There's no commute and, let's face it, you save a ton of money making your own lunch instead of leaving the office and spending $15 on a sandwich (if you're from a big city, you understand this struggle).

A new Alexa jamming device for people who don't own a hammer

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100+Mashable / 5h
Smart speakers are error prone , leak personally identifiable information , and line the pockets of bad actors like Facebook and Amazon . That said, if the worst person in your life still insists on owning one, the least you can do is buy them an Alexa-jamming device. Say hello to Alexagate , a new ultrasonic speaker that fits neatly on top of most Alexa-enabled smart speakers. The idea is simple

Save on a massive range of Alexa devices this week: Echo Dot, Fire HD tablet, and Echo Show on sale now

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Amazon Echo deals are seeing some of their lowest prices yet and the all new Fire tablet is reduced for the first time.

Garmin's services are slowly coming back to life after a major outage

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100+Engadget / 6h
Late last week, Garmin suffered a major services outage — and now, more than four days later, things still aren’t back to normal. The company put up a barebones FAQ on Saturday the 25th, but its Twitter account hasn’t offered an update since then. However, it looks like things are slowly but surely coming back to life. Yesterday, activity-tracking app Strava confirmed that it was again able to se

Why is SAP spinning Qualtrics out via an IPO?

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Over the weekend, software giant SAP announced that it will take Qualtrics public , with the German software company retaining a majority stake in the Utah-based “experience management” firm after its forthcoming debut. SAP paid $8 billion in cash for Qualtrics back in 2018, right before the smaller firm was set to go public. Chatting with the CEOs of both companies around the time of the deal, t

Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups

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Shannon Farley Contributor Shannon Farley is co-founder and executive director at Fast Forward , a tech accelerator for social impact startups. More posts by this contributor Is ethical tech a farce? Legal tech is opening the system to those who need legal representation the most From healthcare, to education, to human rights, tech has the potential to drive social impact at scale. In this moment

NASA, SpaceX preparing to bring Crew Dragon home this week

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Enlarge / SpaceX's Crew Dragon (center right), the Japanese HTV resupply ship (center bottom), and Europe's Columbus laboratory module appear in this photo taken during a spacewalk conducted by Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy. (credit: NASA) Nearly two months have passed since a Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying two astronauts blasted off the face of the Earth and delivered NASA astronauts Doug Hurle

Netflix is making a live-action prequel series to 'The Witcher'

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200+Engadget / 6h
After several filming delays due to COVID-19, you probably shouldn’t expect to see season 2 of The Witcher on Netflix anytime soon. But fans have even more to look forward to: in addition to an anime film , the streaming service has a live-action prequel show in the works. 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be. A

Pick Up On Those Footsteps With JBL's Quantum 300 Gaming Headset for $60

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Prepare for Post-Divorce Taxes When You Sell Your Home

38Lifehacker / 6h
There’s no doubt about it—the lengthy pandemic has put a strain on marriages. While some folks are grappling with job loss and making ends meet, others are trying to juggle the demands of working from home, childcare, and homeschooling—often in tight quarters. For unsteady couples, the shutdowns may be making tensions… Read more...

Here’s How to Watch NASA Launch a Mars Mission This Week

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Going Live NASA is about to embark on its latest Mars mission, sending its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on its long journey to the Red Planet atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch is slated for Thursday, July 30 at 7:50 am EDT from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Luckily, the space agency has set up a live stream on its website so you can follo

Here's how to get an Echo Dot for only $0.99

Amazon Kristin Graham
36Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: As of July 27, purchase two months of Amazon Music and get an Echo Dot for $0.99 or an Echo Dot with clock for $9.99, saving you $49 or $50 respectively. Spotify and Apple Music might dominate the music streaming industry, but Amazon Music is a solid competitor, especially if you regularly use Amazon smart home devices. And if you don't already use Amazon smart devices, now's a good time t

How to Empty Your Recycle Bin on a Schedule on Windows 10

65How-To Geek / 6h
Using a built-in feature called Storage Sense, you can save disk space by configuring Windows 10 to delete files of a certain age located in your Recycle Bin automatically every day, week, or month. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Unpacked Will Show Off Five New Gadgets Next Week

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
How-To Geek / 6h
Time like an ever-rolling stream bears all its sons away. And around every second or third bank in the stream, it bears a Samsung press event. The latest one will be next Wednesday, August 5th, streaming only thanks to the COVID-19 crisis. And according to the preview trailer, it will be showing off at least five new devices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Set Up an Automated Deployment Pipeline for an S3 Website

How-To Geek / 6h
Hosting your website using S3 is fairly common practice on AWS. It’s cheap, requires no servers, and even supports client-side web apps with frameworks like React. To make things easier, we’ll set up a deployment pipeline to handle updates. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Reliable WiFi has been a COVID-19 game changer, from first responders to first graders

84Mashable / 6h
WiFi isn’t just a convenience of modern life. It can literally change lives. From emailing medical records to dialing 911, most of us have the ability to transmit essential data right at our fingertips — and one of the biggest lessons learned from past crises is that first responders rely on a dependable communications system. When communications infrastructure fails or does not exist, the result

Galaxy Watch 3 leaked on video ahead of Unpacked reveal

Samsung Galaxy Watch
SlashGear / 6h
After a number of leaks, we’re getting the chance to see Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 on video today. Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Watch 3 at its Unpacked event on August 5th, alongside the Galaxy Note 20, which will serve as the show’s headliner. Today’s leak leaves little to the imagination when it comes to the Galaxy … Continue reading

Munich Airport Offering Free Coronavirus Testing

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
A few days ago I wrote about Istanbul Airport’s impressive coronavirus testing , as the airport is offering testing with high capacity and fast results for ~$16. Well, Munich Airport has just introduced an even better coronavirus testing option. Munich Airport now offers free coronavirus testing Munich Airport is now offering free coronavirus testing to all arriving passengers who can present a s

Ford adopted two Boston Dynamics robot dogs for its factory

Ford Boston Dynamics
36SlashGear / 6h
Ford has released the hounds into its factories, setting two Boston Dynamics Spot robots loose to survey its Van Dyke Transmission Plant. Part of the robot-maker’s newly-expanded lease program, Ford’s goal with the two quadrupeds is to create a 3D digital scan of the facility that’s both faster and cheaper than the old method. Clearly, Ford is no stranger to … Continue reading

Carvana made buying a car painless during pandemic hell

100+Engadget / 6h
A few weeks ago, my wife, one-year old daughter and and I made the hellish move from Brooklyn to a cozy Atlanta suburb amid the global pandemic. Our way of life changed in an instant. After being car-free in New York City for the past 10 years, we needed our own wheels to survive the burbs. But thanks to COVID-19, it’s not exactly a great time to suffer through test drives and endless in-person n

Equity Monday: SAP, Qualtrics and oh boy are we excited

SAP Qualtrics Utah
100+TechCrunch / 6h
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 ,

Everyone Expects A Vaccine To Bring Back Travel. That May Not Be How It Happens.

46View from the Wing / 6h
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby talked during his airline's earnings call about the airline expecting to plateau at 50% of last year's revenue 'until there's a vaccine' and then expecting recovery to come very quickly to the airline business. American Airlines, too, talked about a vaccine for Covid-19 in its earnings call. I've already written about a vaccine not being a silver bullet , that it's

Teach Your Kids to Take a Meditative 'Snow Break'

73Lifehacker / 6h
We could all use a little more mindfulness right now, but learning how to start meditating regularly can be intimidating, especially for kids. But adding mindfulness to their daily routine doesn’t have to be about sitting down for 10 or 15 minutes at a time and trying to empty their mind of all thoughts; it can be… Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaks again in detailed hands-on video

Samsung Galaxy Watch
100+Engadget / 7h
We already knew a few details about Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3, but a new video from TechTalkTV (via The Verge and SamMobile ) appears to reveal most everything else you need to know. The video shows the smaller 41 mm (1.2-inch) size, though it’s supposed to come in a larger 45 mm version as well. It also reveals a physical rotating dial like the Galaxy Watch, but unlike the virtual touch dial on t

And... Garmin's Back After Massive Outage. Sort Of.

Garmin Days WastedLocker
100+Gizmodo / 7h
After all of Garmin’s services were knocked offline last week, it looks like the company’s various platforms are slowly sputtering back to life. Users on Twitter have joyfully noted that activities since Wednesday are starting to sync, while Garmin’s website lists which services have returned online. Read more...

Step Your Game Up With a Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for $47

Gizmodo / 7h
Dierya Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $47 | Amazon Read more...

Sonic 2 Will Spindash Into Theaters in 2022

56Gizmodo / 7h
Natalie Portman is ready to get jacked for Thor: Love and Thunder . The Sonic sequel has a release date, but everything else is still getting pushed back. Disney+ is crafting a new supernatural comedy. Plus, what’s to come on Stargirl , and your first seasonally inappropriate look at the Simpsons’ next Treehouse of … Read more...

Huge Nintendo 'Gigaleak' Reveals Tons Of SNES & N64 Secrets, Like Luigi In Mario 64

Nintendo Gigaleak Mario
1KGizmodo / 7h
One of the longest-running and most interesting stories of 2020 has been the slow emergence of a ton of confidential, historic data contained within some big Nintendo leaks . Another round of stuff originating from this data spill landed over the weekend, and it covers everything from Super Mario 64 to Star Fox 2 to … Read more...

VCs and startups consider HaaS model for consumer devices

200+TechCrunch / 7h
I’ve been following consumer audio electronics company Nura with great interest for a few years now — the Melbourne-based startup was one of the first companies I met with after starting with TechCrunch. At the time, its first prototype was a big mess of circuits and wires — the sort of thing you could never imagine shrunk down into a reasonably sized consumer device. Nura managed, of course. And

The Oppo 125W flash charge - here's how this technology was developed

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Oppo recently showcased 125W flash charge technology for smartphones. Here’s how it works and everything you need to know.

The Witcher: Blood Origin prequel TV series announced by Netflix

Netflix Blood Origin
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The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1200 years before Geralt's adventures.

Samsung Unpacked trailer teases all five new devices

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
81Engadget / 7h
Samsung’s next virtual Unpacked event is just over a week away, but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect already. The company already said it would reveal five devices on August 5th, and a teaser video Samsung dropped today shows off silhouettes of the five devices in question. If we had to guess, we’re looking at the Galaxy Tab S7 , Galaxy Buds Live , Galaxy Watch 3, a new Galaxy Fold an

How to Launch Actions by Tapping on the Back of Your iPhone

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32How-To Geek / 7h
Every year, Apple adds new and interesting accessibility features. As long as you’re running iOS 14 or higher, you have the ability to control the device and launch actions or shortcuts by double- or triple-tapping the back of your iPhone. Here’s how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple's $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable Isn't Completely Nuts

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Let’s face it: anything over $100 is a lot of cash for a braided cable. This is beyond argument, a sort of affront to the gods of Monoprice that have taught us that most cable is barely worth 5 cents an inch. So what does Apple think it’s doing with this new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable that clocks in at a cool $130? Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Watch 3 basically confirmed in a teaser video

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Samsung has teased five upcoming gadgets in a new video, including the Note 20 and Galaxy Watch 3.

Garmin outage begins to ease as services slowly return

Garmin Days WastedLocker
SlashGear / 7h
Garmin’s huge outage is gradually starting to ease, with a number of the fitness company’s connected services beginning to come back online after reportedly being the victim of a ransomeware attack. It’s been a long weekend for the fitness wearables and navigation products firm, as it enters day four of Garmin Connect and other services being pushed unexpectedly offline. As … Continue reading

Netflix’s The Witcher Is Getting a Live-Action Prequel Series

Netflix Blood Origin
2KGizmodo / 7h
It’s time to go back to where it all began. Netflix has announced that The Witcher is getting a six-part limited series , The Witcher: Blood Origin , that tells the story of the very first of their kind. Read more...

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe N Performance is real, but there’s a catch

SlashGear / 7h
Hyundai’s been busy updating its latest offerings with the N Line or N Performance package. The latest to receive the N treatment is the 2021 Santa Fe midsize SUV. Following some teaser renderings of the Hyundai Elantra N Line arriving near the end of this year, the new Santa Fe N Performance is as real as it gets. However, there’s … Continue reading

What to expect from Season 2 of 'The Umbrella Academy'

Netflix TUA 2 Week
32Mashable / 7h
The cast of Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' gives us an inside peek into the new season. Read more... More about Netflix , Mashable Video , Jfk , Ellen Page , and The Umbrella Academy

What's New on Netflix the Week of July 26, 2020

Netflix TUA 2 Week
55Lifehacker / 7h
This week’s most significant new additions to Netflix give you a choice between diving into the tumultuous past and staring headlong into the present. It’s hard to say which offers the more upsetting vision of the world. Just kidding, it’s the latter option. Let’s get the fun, light-hearted one out of the way first:… Read more...

UK soccer stars may sue betting companies over player data profits

UK Tesco Mobile Ofcom
64Engadget / 7h
The business of elite sports is awash with cash, with pro athletes having specific deals to cover every aspect of their lives. Now, a group of British-based footballers are raising the question as to who owns, and profits from, the data generated when they play. A report at The Athletic by well-connected journalist David Ornstein says that more than 400 current and former players have signed up t

Southwest Airlines Blocking Seats Through October 31

500+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Southwest Airlines has announced plans to continue blocking seats on flights all the way through October 31, 2020. Southwest Airlines blocking seats through October 31 In early May, Southwest Airlines began capping how many seats it would sell on a particular flight to around 67% of capacity. While Southwest markets this as “blocking middle seats,” in reality Southwest Airlines has open seating ,

Linux malware could soon be a thing of the past

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New version of Linux distro REMnux could provide the boost malware analysts need.

Moderna’s 30,000-participant Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off in the US

Moderna 3 US Vaccine
500+TechCrunch / 7h
The largest trial yet for a potential COVID-19 vaccine began on Monday, as drug company Moderna began providing the first of an anticipated 30,000 volunteers with shots of its candidates. This is a blind trial, wherein some participants will get the vaccine and some will get placebos. Each participant will get two doses, and researchers will study them to see which group suffers more actual infec

Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda. The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017. Today it has “hundreds of thousands of developers” who use it, and in the last quarter alone, more than 20,000 developers built applications b

Tire Agent, with a new financing platform, raises $5 million

200+TechCrunch / 7h
Tire Agent , an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator-backed startup that is looking to bring the tire industry into the 21st century, has today announced the close of a $5 million funding round led by American Family Ventures, with participation from ERA , Sidekick Fund, NY Angels and HBS Angels. According to Consumer Reports , the average tire costs about $97. Four new tires costs a little less

Adobe Photoshop for iPad gets better at selecting objects with complex edges

Adobe Photoshop iPad
76Engadget / 7h
Photoshop’s Refine Edge Tool is a godsend if you need to select and crop objects with complex edges, such as people with curly hair, flower petals or animals with fur like dogs. Now, Adobe has brought the feature over to the iPad version of its photo—editing app, giving you a way to refine the borders of tricky selections. It will make changing or removing a photo’s background much easier using y

Everything you need to know about getting a VPN

VPN MLB 2020 Season
83Engadget / 7h
One thing about connected life is certain: everyone is trying to spy on us. I don't just mean malicious hackers, scammers, WiFi snoopers, account hijackers and wankers in trench coats. The main culprits are companies snatching our private data and advertisers following us around like mouth-breathing Peeping Toms. It feels like an uphill battle, which is why many people end up taking terrible risk

Qualcomm's Quick Charge 5 promises more power and super fast speeds

Qualcomm Quick 5 QC5
100+Engadget / 7h
It’s been three years since Qualcomm last announced a new generation of its Quick Charge technology, and the company has updates today that might make juicing up your phones even breezier than before. Quick Charge 5 promises to charge devices to 50 percent in just 5 minutes, and supports more than 100W of charging power in a smartphone, which the company says is the first time for a “commercially

This Is the Best Sweatband I've Ever Worn (2020)

100+Wired / 7h
WIRED tested. After decades of running with water running down my face, the Treadbands workout headband let me see clearly.

A Study Finds Sex Differences in the Brain. Does It Matter?

400+Wired / 7h
The NIH research connecting anatomy and sex chromosomes could shed light on mental disorders. But the topic is sensitive, and such findings are easy to misuse.

0 to 50 in 5 Minutes: Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 Could Be Wicked Fast

Qualcomm Quick Charge 5
76Gizmodo / 7h
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge platform has sort of become an industry-standard having been used on a wide range of phones, tablets, and more. But now for Quick Charge 5, Qualcomm is giving its charging platform a massive boost in speed. Read more...

ICYDK: Amazon Prime Includes Tons of Free Kindle Books and Magazines

20How-To Geek / 7h
Most people think of Amazon’s Prime subscription service as that thing that gives you free shipping and some streaming TV. And it is. But it also includes a staggering amount of extras for your $79 $99 $119 a year. One of these is access to a bunch of free Kindle books and magazines, under the label Prime Reading. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Crop a Picture in Microsoft PowerPoint

How-To Geek / 7h
You can remove unnecessary pixels from an image directly in Microsoft PowerPoint using the built-in cropping tool. You can also crop a photo to fit a specific shape. Here’s how to crop a picture in Microsoft PowerPoint. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Deal with Docker Container Persistence and Storage

How-To Geek / 7h
Docker is a containerization service, designed for running apps in their own environment on any system. It’s intended to be platform-agnostic, but if you need to store data on a disk, that can be done with volume and bind mounts. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Quick Charge 5 takes your phone battery from 0-100% in 15 minutes

Qualcomm Quick 5 QC5
31SlashGear / 7h
Quick Charge 5 has arrived, and Qualcomm’s latest high-speed charging system promises even less time hovering next to your adapter, not to mention more flexibility with devices. Now supporting upward of 100W, Quick Charge 5 could take compatible 4,500 mAh devices from zero to 50-percent of a charge in 5 minutes, the chip-maker suggests. That, Qualcomm says, is enough to … Continue reading

Minecraft VM mod lets you boot Windows 95 to play DOOM

SlashGear / 7h
Minecraft has become a seedbed for creativity and ingenuity that has seen no end of extraordinary creations, from recreations of fictional locations to mapping the real world to scale. There have also been attempts at creating a computer out of these blocks, though those computers are more like the calculating machines of centuries past. Thanks to a mod, however, it … Continue reading

Amazon Echo Dot Is Just $1 When You Buy Two Months of Amazon Music Unlimited

Gizmodo / 8h
Amazon Echo Dot + 2 Months of Music Unlimited | $17 | Amazon Read more...

Surface Duo could avoid Windows Mobile’s biggest flaw – a lack of apps

Microsoft Windows 10
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Developers now have scope for building apps not just for the Duo, but across dual-screen Android devices.

Ofcom may finally be set to boost UK train Wi-Fi

UK Tesco Mobile Ofcom
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Ofcom identifies spectrum to improve railway Wi-Fi

Why I’m (temporarily) switching my loyalty to Amtrak

200+The Points Guy / 8h
When I lived in Washington, D.C., I often took advantage of cheap Megabus or FlixBus tickets between New York and my hometown in southern Virginia. And if I needed to travel longer distances on the East Coast for work, I would fly. The novel coronavirus has fundamentally altered how we all think about travel, myself included. I likely won’t step foot on a plane again this year given inconsistent

Some findings from the US investigations into UFOs may be disclosed to the public

30SlashGear / 8h
One of the things that many people all around the world have in common is that at some point, most have looked up at the night sky and wondered if we are alone in the universe. While many don’t believe in UFOs or whatever you choose to call the phenomenon, the United States military has been investigating for many years. … Continue reading

Chernobyl mold could shield astronauts from deep-space radiation

NASA Mars Chernobyl
3KEngadget / 8h
One of the biggest dangers of interplanetary travel is radiation exposure . In a single round trip to Mars, you may absorb 60 percent of the maximum recommend lifetime dosage. One surprising solution may be mold, according to researchers from Stanford and North Carolina universities. They discovered that fungus thriving in the nuclear fallout of Chernobyl blocked radiation on the international sp

Xbox Series S speculation continues to grow as new white controller appears

Microsoft Xbox Series
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More proof of the Xbox Series S may have been revealed, if this white Xbox Series controller leak is anything to go by.

8 Work from Home Habits to Help Separate Work and Personal Time

51How-To Geek / 8h
Whether you’re new to working from home or have been doing it for years, you’ve probably noticed the line between work and relaxation is often blurred. Here’s how to set healthy boundaries, even if your office is in your living room. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

AWS EBS Volumes Aren't Safe from Failure, Backup to S3

How-To Geek / 8h
EBS is a block storage service offered by AWS. If you’re running an EC2 instance, you’re definitely using it, as it serves as the storage disk for your server. However, it’s not safe from failures, and you should still do regular backups. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

13 Fun Accessories for Your Stale, Boring Desk

How-To Geek / 8h
You probably already have a top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, and custom-built gaming PC, but is your desk actually cool? These fun though (mostly) useless accessories will help you have the most awesome desk in town. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ford to use Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robots to map their manufacturing facilities

Ford Boston Dynamics
200+TechCrunch / 8h
Ford is going to employ two of Boston Dynamics’ “Spot” robots, which are four-legged, dog-like walking robots that weigh roughly 70 lbs each, to help them update the original engineering plans for one of the transmission manufacturing plants. The plants, Ford explains, have undergone any number of changes since their original construction, and it’s difficult to know if the plans they have match u

American Airlines May Keep Home-Based Reservations Agents, After All

200+View from the Wing / 8h
Back in the fall American Airlines decided to eliminate their home-based reservations agents . Now in the Covid era, as the airline sheds jobs, the company may want to keep these agents after all. Continue reading ...

How Do I Stop Tapping My Foot, Biting My Nails, or Twirling My Hair?

51Gizmodo / 8h
Remember offices? Assuming that you do, and that you at some point worked in one, you’ve likely spent at least some time itemizing your colleagues’ annoying/conspicuous habits, or having your annoying/conspicuous habits itemized. Every ostensible workplace meeting is at the same time a showcase for a wide range of… Read more...

Garmin begins recovery from ransomware attack

Garmin Days WastedLocker
1KBBC News - Technology / 8h
The fitness-tracking gadget-maker has confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber-attack.

The Umbrella Academy season 2 is the best kind of comic book adaptation

Netflix TUA 2 Week
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The Umbrella Academy season 2 takes inspiration from the comic books, but is largely its own original creation.

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Long live the subcompact

SlashGear / 8h
Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi recently unveiled the 2021 Mirage subcompact. It now sports the company’s ‘dynamic shield’ fascia along with a host of fresh updates. Sold in hatchback and sedan body styles – the latter known as the Mirage G4 sedan – the 2021 Mirage remains one of the least expensive cars on sale today. Without a doubt, the small car … Continue reading

The cheapest first class awards across all three alliances

The Points Guy / 8h
International first class is something that many points and miles enthusiasts love. It’s the pinnacle of luxury in the sky, with top-notch food, service and seats that are a step above even the best international business class products. That said international first class seats are expensive. They can cost over $10,000 round-trip, depending on where you’re traveling to and from. Thankfully, you

How to See Why Apple Is Charging Your Credit Card

59How-To Geek / 8h
It’s happened to many of us: you look at your credit card statement only to find a mystery charge from Apple. With so many services, app subscriptions, and one-time digital purchases, it can be difficult to remember what it was for. Here’s how you can figure it out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Helicopter Ride Over Mars? NASA's About to Give It a Shot

NASA Mars Chernobyl
400+Wired / 8h
“I see it as kind of a Wright brothers moment on another planet,” says the project's chief engineer at JPL.

World Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30% Bonus

400+One Mile at a Time / 9h
In mid-June, World of Hyatt launched its latest promotion on purchased points . This is a reminder of that, as the promotion is set to expire in a couple of days. Furthermore, some people may now be interested in this offer in light of the current 15-25% rebate on award redemptions . Buy Hyatt Points With 30% Bonus Through Wednesday, July 29, 2020, World of Hyatt is offering a 30% bonus when you

Wiley: Anti-Semitism row prompts 48-hour Twitter boycott

4KBBC News - Technology / 9h
UK prime minister's spokesman says the social network "needs to do better than this".

Three just released the best cheap SIM only deal around - 12GB for £8 a month

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Three's 12GB for £8 a month SIM only deal is one of the best value options we've seen for quite a while.

The Morning After: The OnePlus Nord verdict

63Engadget / 9h
There’s something alluring about a phone you can’t have . Whether it’s the high-spec gaming phones from ASUS and the like, or Huawei and its technically impressive devices, not everything makes it to the US. OnePlus has put a lot of effort into promoting its new Nord phone, launching in the UK, Europe and India on August 4th. It’s pitched as a combination of keen pricing and flagship specs in mos

IFA 2020: everything that's happening with Europe's biggest tech show

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IFA 2020 is going to be very different to normal, for obvious reasons, but we should still see plenty of new hardware.

TPG reader credit card question: Which card(s) are best for tech purchases?

The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: This article is part of a column to answer your toughest credit card questions. If you would like to ask us a question, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or email us at info@ thepointsguy.com . A common question we get is, “What is the best card for XYZ purchases?” When people are considering a larger purchase, they want to make sure they’re maximizing the rewards

Chemists devise a way to make tough plastics that are recyclable

SlashGear / 9h
One of the significant challenges of the modern world is getting people to recycle all the plastic that is produced around the world. The problem with some plastics is that they are very durable and won’t break down in the environment. Chemists have devised a new method to make tough plastics that are recyclable at the end of their life. … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 leak says it'll have less impressive spec than we first thought

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
A source, which leaked the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 a week prior, has just leaked the same tablet again with different spec.

Tesco Mobile unveils new Clubcard offer to help feed the family for less

UK Tesco Mobile Ofcom
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Tesco says that you can save up to to £240 in-store with new phone deal giving existing and new Tesco Mobile customers access to six months of Clubcard Plus.

New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Offer Up To 8,000 Bonus Miles

400+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. The number of bonus points you earn per dollar spent varies greatly by retailer , though in addition to those variable bonuses, there are often promotions that are

India's Tata sees its multimillion-dollar investment bearing fruit in Middle East

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Regional head says they are in Saudi Arabia at the right time with the right offerings

Xiaomi schedules an event for August 4, budget Redmi device expected

Xiaomi Redmi 9 India
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Xiaomi has scheduled a smartphone launch for August 4 in India where it is expected to launch a new budget Redmi device.

5 most common ways criminals perform identity theft

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
With identity theft showing no sign of decreasing, it is important that everyone knows how it is accomplished.

Best US airlines of 2020: Who’s doing it right in the COVID era

500+The Points Guy / 9h
The travel industry has been thrown into turmoil by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic , and perhaps no segment has been impacted as significantly as airlines. From thousands of flight cancellations to heavy financial losses and the threats of furloughs and layoffs , the last few months have been challenging for these companies as they attempt to weather the storm — and hope for clear skies in the

WhatsApp may soon link one account to multiple devices

WhatsApp Multiple Android
SlashGear / 9h
Many people these days own multiple devices, at least a phone and a laptop. Many people also use multiple messaging services, not even counting the venerable SMS. Juggling these two pluralities is no easy task, especially in cases where a messaging service puts limits on how many devices you can use the same account on. WhatsApp is one such service … Continue reading

Here's Everything Coming to Netflix This Week

Netflix TUA 2 Week
27How-To Geek / 9h
July may have a few more days left, but good news, streamers. The first of the month comes this week. That means a plethora of new Netflix content. From the ’80s classic The Neverending Story to the much-anticipated second season of the original series The Umbrella Academy, you’re going to have a lot to watch this week. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Some Countries Reopened Schools. What Did They Learn About Kids and Covid?

1KWired / 9h
Studies from around the world suggest that success depends on class size, distancing, the age of the students, and how prevalent the virus is locally.

The Centuries-Long History of Racism in Surveillance Tech

100+Wired / 9h
This week's Get WIRED podcast traces how innovators' biases helped design slave ships, the panopticon, and facial recognition.

Facebook’s ‘Red Team’ Hacks Its Own AI Programs

400+Wired / 9h
Attackers increasingly try to confuse and bypass machine-learning systems. So the companies that deploy them are getting creative.

The best TechRadar reads you may have missed

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From Halo brutes to affordable flagship phones and everything inbetween.

EU urges member states to adopt 5G security measures

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EU agreed a joint-approach to boost 5G security in January

This is the kind of PC you need to compete with the Xbox Series X, according to The Medium specs

Xbox The Medium XS
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The Medium is an ambitious game coming to Xbox Series X and PC, and its recommended specs show what kind of rig you’ll need to play it.

Apple Macs could get Face ID, going by clues in macOS Big Sur

Apple iPhone iD Mac
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MacBooks currently use Touch ID, but facial recognition would be far more convenient than fingerprints.

The best TechRadar reads you may have missed

22TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
From Halo brutes to affordable flagship phones and everything inbetween.

Andy Samberg talks to Desus and Mero about releasing 'Palm Springs' during the pandemic

74Mashable / 10h
Look, everyone's not quite fine right now, and you can tell by the tone everyone responds to that dreaded question: "How are you?" That includes Desus and Mero, and Andy Samberg, who was interviewed by the Showtime stars on Sunday about his new film Palm Springs . "You know we're lying because our voices, they pitch up a little bit when you bullshit, like, 'Ahh nah, we're good Yeah, world's going

Mac Camera Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

38How-To Geek / 10h
Apple MacBooks and desktop Macs often include a built-in webcam. You can also connect an external webcam to your Mac via USB. If your webcam isn’t working, or appears to be disconnected or unavailable in macOS, there are several steps you can take to (hopefully) get it going again. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mercedes talks about the all-new S-Class in a new digital special July 29

Mercedes-Benz V. Abloh
SlashGear / 10h
Mercedes is preparing to launch an all-new version of its luxurious S-Class car. That world premiere will happen in September, and ahead of that, Mercedes is talking about a second edition of its “Meet the S-Class DIGITAL” special that will give fans new information on the technical invasions that will be found in the vehicle when it launches. Mercedes promises … Continue reading

India may ban 275 more Chinese apps including PubG, Zili and AliExpress

India Chinese TikTok
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The Indian government is assessing 275 applications with Chinese links for data privacy and national security

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 India variants revealed in new leak

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The Galaxy Note 20 series, ahead of the global launch on August 5, has been leaked a ton and a latest tip reveals that the company will finally bring the 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to India.

cargo.one gets $18.6M to take its air freight booking platform over the pond

Cargo North America Asia
200+TechCrunch / 10h
Berlin -based cargo.one , which runs a marketplace for booking air freight, has closed an $18.6 million Series A round of funding led by Index Ventures. Next47 and prior backers Creandum, Lufthansa Cargo and Point Nine Capital also participated in the round, along with a number of angel investors — including Tom Stafford of DST Global and Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas (COO of GoCardless and former Chie

Apple’s new iMac could arrive very soon – but may be a disappointment for some

Apple Intel iMac This Week
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We could see the refreshed iMac in August, or there might be a chance that it turns up even sooner.

SpaceX blasted for Starlink satellites photobombing Neowise comet

42SlashGear / 10h
The goal sounds altruistic enough, to provided Internet access both to remote places on Earth where few terrestrial and satellite networks can reach as well as future network connectivity to structures orbiting around the Earth in outer space. Elon Musk’s Starlink vision, however, has long been criticized by the scientific community, especially the astronomy field, for polluting the night sky … C

Microsoft lets Windows 10 customers get greater control over their data

Microsoft Windows 10
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Microsoft will soon allow Windows 10 enterprise customers to become their own diagnostic data controller.

Oh, nothing, just Ford's robot dogs roaming the factory floor

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Maximizing points and miles on vacation rentals with Airbnb and Vrbo

The Points Guy / 10h
As much as TPG loves hotel points and elite status benefits, sometimes staying in a hotel isn’t the best option. You may be staying somewhere for an extended period of time and the room rates are simply too expensive. Or maybe your destination doesn’t have any chains with which you have points (or any hotels at all!) -– the list goes on. In fact, many families have opted to book home rentals sinc

There's nowhere for dirt to hide with this flexible vacuum cleaner

Echo Dot Adweek
61Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: The Shark corded stick vacuum cleaner is on sale for £149.99 on Amazon, saving you 40% on list price. There are some tricky spots in the house that happily collect dust and grime, and somehow manage to avoid all cleaning attempts. Shark is doing everything it can to tackle this frustrating situation, and its corded stick vacuum cleaner might hold the answer. It uses a flexible wand that be

A mysterious vigilante is sabotaging one of the world’s most dangerous malware strains

67TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Emotet operators are battling an unknown vigilante for control of the botnet.

Major Windows 10 security flaw leaves your PC vulnerable – but there’s a quick fix

Microsoft Windows 10
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Microsoft has disclosed that some versions of Windows 10 are suffering from a serious security flaw that can leave users’ PCs vulnerable.

Garmin Connect outage: services recover, but workouts might take a week to sync to Strava

Garmin Days WastedLocker
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Users' runs and rides are starting to come back online, but the sheer amount of data means syncing could take days.

Google Pixel 4a release date ‘confirmed’ by leaker

Google Pixel 4A August 3
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A leaker claims to be 100% sure that the Google Pixel 4a will land on August 3.

Hubble Space Telescope captures crisp image of Saturn

67Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

We’ll Be Wearing Masks for a While. Why Not Make Them Nice?

1KNYT > Technology / 11h
Motorized air purifiers and heated sanitizers. Breathable fabrics and chic prints. With face coverings here to stay, consumers are starting to demand more than cheap throwaways.

A Possible Weapon Against the Pandemic: Printing Human Tissue

2KNYT > Technology / 11h
Bioprinting could be used for testing potential treatments for Covid-19, cancer and other diseases.

Amazon boxes can be made into cat condos

Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple's braided Thunderbolt 3 cable costs $129

5KEngadget / 11h
Apple has started selling a high-end certified 40 Gbps Thunderbolt cable that’s either a real bargain or ridiculously expensive, depending on your point of view (via The Verge ). The braided $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable supports the full Thunderbolt 3 spec, including DisplayPort video and 100 watt charging, while allowing for USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfers up to 10 Gbps. That sum would get you a Ki

Fortnite's British teenage millionaire: One year later

300+BBC News - Technology / 11h
Jaden ‘Wolfiez’ Ashman from Essex is the youngest esports player ever to win a million dollars.

Carbon border taxes are unjust

100+MIT Technology Review / 11h
The European Union’s economic recovery plan is notable for its focus on climate action, sustainable investments, and a just transition fund. As part of this deal, the EU is also proposing a carbon border adjustment , also known as a carbon border tax, on imports by 2023. In the simplest terms, a carbon border adjustment is a tax on imported goods such as steel or cement, where the amount of tax d

Xbox One is getting a game-changing feature for those who play with friends

Microsoft Xbox Series
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A new Xbox One update is set to address one of the console’s biggest problems for those who play online.

How 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and AI will provide a smarter home experience

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As the smart home becomes more prominent, how will certain technologies like 5G and AI benefit this trend?

A new version of the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 gaming phone may land soon

Xiaomi Kindle Black Shark
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The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 hasn't been out long, but it seems it's already due for a revamp.

OnePlus Nord Review: Is This the Sinking of the Flagship Phone?

OnePlus Nord Review
27How-To Geek / 11h
July 21st saw OnePlus release its latest handset: the OnePlus Nord. This new addition to the OnePlus line is aimed squarely at those who want flagship features at an affordable price. OnePlus has made no bones about the fact that the Nord isn’t a flagship phone, but has it done enough to make this a competitive smartphone? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This 'Roblox' Coding Challenge Teaches Kids Video Game Animation

59How-To Geek / 11h
Roblox‘s new “Build It, Play It” summer coding challenge teaches kids how to design and animate a video game. The challenge runs until July 31, 2020, and offers easy-to-follow instructions that’ll help kids animate an avatar however they want, totally from scratch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Messages Gains Emoji-Reactions, Voice Messages, and Duo Video Calls

71How-To Geek / 11h
Google is adding a slew of new “chatting” features to its Messenger app, bringing it in line with apps like Facebook Messenger or Messages on iOS. Emoji-reactions is the star of the show, but other features like voice memos and integrated Duo calls are also a part of this messenger update. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The standard iPhone 12 looks tiny in leaked pictures

iPhone 12 5.4-Inch
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Leaked photos seem to show the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, and it should be easy to use one-handed.

OnePlus Nord review: Almost invisible compromises

100+Engadget / 12h
The OnePlus Nord offers flagship features for less money. That’s the simple pitch -- one that suggests the company is going back to its roots. OnePlus first made a name for itself when it launched its debut smartphone which, back in 2014, balanced flagship features with a price that undercut the competition by hundreds of dollars. Recently, though, the company’s phones have come closer to matchin

OnePlus Nord Review: An Affordable Phone with 6 Good Cameras

OnePlus Nord Android
98Wired / 12h
OnePlus' new phone, the Nord, isn't available in the US at the moment, but its value is hard to beat. You get a 90-Hz screen, a big battery, great performance, and 5G for 399 euros.

OnePlus Nord review: It's all about that selfie cam

100+Mashable / 12h
OnePlus Nord $470 View Product The Good Smooth 90Hz refresh rate • Vibrant display • Premium feel • 5G support • Comfortable size • Affordable • Excellent battery life The Bad Unpredictable rear camera photo quality • Uninspired design • No headphone jack • Lack of U.S. availability The Bottom Line The OnePlus Nord is a great mid-range option, with a premium feel, smooth performance, and wonderfu

OnePlus Nord review: Android’s best bang for your buck

100+Ars Technica / 12h
The front, featuring a beautiful 90Hz display. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] OnePlus is coming back to the budget smartphone market in a big way with the "OnePlus Nord," a device with an odd name but a pretty spectacular feature set for the ~$450 price tag. We've had the phone for almost two weeks now and can say it's easily one of the best Android phones on the market. Let's talk about what OnePlus is o

OnePlus Nord Review: At what cost simplicity?

OnePlus Nord Android
23SlashGear / 12h
OnePlus Nord was released in the Summer of 2020 in just about every global smartphone market but North America. If you’re living in Europe or India, you’re in luck, this is a surprisingly high-quality phone for a very reasonable price. If you live in the United States, this smartphone is a very big, but very


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