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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Volkswagen paid $9.5 billion to US 'dieselgate' drivers

4KEngadget / 7h
It feels like we’ve been writing about Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, better known as ‘Dieselgate,’ for years. That’s because we have — almost half a decade , in fact. To round off the whole saga, the US’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a “ final report ” that notes just how much the Volkswagen Group, which includes Audi and Porsche, paid out to hoodwinked car buyers in the US: $9.5

The CDs You Burned Are Going Bad: Here’s What You Need to Do

500+How-To Geek / 9h
If you used a computer between 1997 and 2005, you probably burned valuable data to at least one recordable CD (CD-R) or DVD-R. Unfortunately, these have a limited lifespan, and many have already become unreadable. That’s why it’s important to back up your recordable discs before it’s too late—here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Orca That Carried Around Her Dead Calf for Two Weeks Is Pregnant Again

1KGizmodo / 3h
In 2018, the world’s collective heart broke for Tahlequah, a Southern Resident killer whale in the Pacific Northwest that’s formal name is J35. The mama whale carried around her dead calf for more than two weeks. Now, Tahlequah is pregnant again. Read more...

eBussy is a modular EV that's also a camper, pickup truck and more

Engadget / 7min
It turns out nostalgic consumers won't have to wait for Volkswagen's ID Buzz to get their hands on an electric microbus. A German company called Electric Brands is working on a VW Bus-inspired EV called the eBussy (via The Drive ). But there's more to the eBussy than a mere nostalgia play. In addition to both urban and off-road chassis variants, you can configure the modular vehicle with 10 diffe

Physicists Say There’s a 90 Percent Chance Civilization Will Soon Collapse

400+Futurism / 12min
Final Countdown If humanity continues down its current path, civilization as we know it is heading toward “ irreversible collapse ” in a matter of decades. That’s according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports , which models out our future based on current rates of deforestation and other resource use. As Motherboard reports , even the rosiest projections in the research show a

How a young mayor rewrote the story of a troubled American city

Mashable / 13min
When Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs came into this world 30 years ago, it seemed unlikely that the world would nurture and one day celebrate his unique gifts. His mother was a teenager, while his father belonged to a gang and has spent most of Tubbs' life in state prison. Born and raised in Stockton, their Black son would grow up to become a politician capable of what so many are not: designing and

Stand up to Your ISP and Save 80% on VyprVPN for 2 Years

Gizmodo / 19min
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Qatar Airways Argues It’s Unethical To Fly The A380

31One Mile at a Time / 21min
Here’s an interesting argument from Qatar Airways regarding its current fleet strategy. Qatar Airways has grounded its A380 fleet… Like many airlines around the world, Qatar Airways has grounded its A380 fleet . This makes sense, given the lack of demand for global travel at the moment. What I find interesting is an email I just received from a Qatar Airways PR representative, who wanted to see i

Stand up to Your ISP and Save 80% on VyprVPN for 2 Years

Lifehacker / 21min
2-Year VPN Plan | $60 | VyprVPN

A Sick Sous-Vide Has Been Bricked by Mandatory Subscriptions

Gizmodo / 31min
The Mellow Sous-Vide machine-made soft, gentle, susurrating waves when it first launched in 2014 . Designed to keep and cook foods at a specific temperature, it featured an elegant design and an integrated tub that ensured uniform heating and cooling. Read more...

We're Still in the First Wave

47Lifehacker / 35min
Despite being told for months that the novel coronavirus is unlike anything we’ve dealt with in modern times, it’s still tempting for us to think of it in terms of influenza . (Even though they’re definitely not the same thing.) This makes sense because we’re familiar with the flu, and with flu season, and they seem to… Read more...

Activists Replace Confederate Statue With Amazing Hologram of George Floyd

100+Futurism / 41min
Activist Hologram After Black Lives Matter protesters toppled the Jefferson Davis monument in Richmond, Virginia last month, activists put up a futuristic new symbol in support of the fight against racial injustice last night. Replacing the likeness of the Confederate leader, who owned more than 100 slaves , was a 3D hologram of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May

Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

SlashGear / 42min
Yesterday, Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August, and now Microsoft is following suit. Today the company revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for the month of August, and we’ve got something of a strange sight: not a single Xbox 360 game is included. It isn’t often that happens, but nevertheless, August’s Games with Gold lineup … Continue reading

No-Cook Meals to Make During a Heat Wave

Lifehacker / 49min
Heating the inside of my home while it is very hot outside of it is not something I enjoy. During a heat wave, even the act of eating hot food can feel like a punishment. That is why it’s helpful to have an arsenal of no-cook meals at the ready. Read more...

Alcohol delivery service Drizly confirms data breach

92TechCrunch / 51min
Online alcohol delivery startup Drizly has told customers that it was hit by a data breach. In an email to customers obtained by TechCrunch, the company said that a hacker “obtained” some customer data. The hacker took customer email addresses, date-of-birth, hashed passwords, and in some cases delivery address, the email read. Drizly did not say when the hack occurred or how many accounts were a

Big Pokemon GO League changes mean ‘Great League’ top 10 just got weird

SlashGear / 54min
Another massive switch was clicked overnight, bringing Pokemon GO Battle League into fruition here on July 28, 2020. This update jacked up several key moves in the Go Battle League Season 3 meta, including such oddities as Blizzard, Powder Snow, Infestation, Hex, Drill Peck, and Brave Bird, to name a few. Changes made to the game gave the new Pokemon … Continue reading

Marshall's New Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Sounds as Good as It Looks

28Gizmodo / 55min
If there’s one thing Marshall does exceptionally well, it’s making beautiful devices. Speaking exclusively to aesthetics, a lot of speakers—and more specifically, Bluetooth speakers—are decidedly clunky and weird-looking. Sure, the most important thing about the function of a speaker is obviously to make your music… Read more...

Remote workers urged to create proper home offices to protect their health

SlashGear / 56min
Many people have found themselves working remotely from home as a result of the pandemic, forcing them to adjust to a new workflow that, in many cases, involves taking over the kitchen table or bedroom closet. It is apparent that remote working, when possible, will be a long-term reality for many people, meaning it’s time to accept fate and create … Continue reading

You Can Finally Stream Spotify From Your PC to Google Home Speakers

20Lifehacker / 1h
Spotify is available on almost every popular device we can think of. Each app does virtually the same thing whether you’re listening on a smartphone, computer, or through a smart tv app, but there was an odd limitation for desktop users: You couldn’t cast Spotify to a “Google Cast” device like a Chomecast or a Google… Read more...

SAP decision to spin out Qualtrics 20 months after spending $8B surprises industry watchers

SAP Qualtrics Oracle
92TechCrunch / 1h
When SAP announced it was spinning out Qualtrics on Sunday, a company it bought less than two years ago for an eye-popping $8 billion , it was enough to make your head spin. At the time, then CEO Bill McDermott saw it as a way to bridge the company’s core operational with customer data, while acquiring a cloud company that could help generate recurring revenue for the ERP giant, and maybe give it

Rite Aid used facial recognition in hundreds of stores for years

100+Engadget / 1h
Rite Aid used facial recognition systems in hundreds of its drugstores across the US over the last several years. According to a Reuters investigation , the technology was deployed in “largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods” in New York and Los Angeles and had been in use for over eight years. The system was designed to identify customers who the company previously had detected were “engag

Nintendo's Latest Solution for Its Cloud Problem Is Still a Half Measure

Gizmodo / 1h
My birthday gift from my partner this year was a Switch Lite. Actually, it was part of an elaborate upgrade scheme we cooked up. His regular Switch was kinda broken—you have to jiggle it a few times in the dock for it to connect properly to the TV. I almost never hook my Switch up to the TV. It made sense to buy a… Read more...

Video conferencing gets less painful with Microsoft Teams Rooms

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Microsoft has unveiled new subscription and management options for Microsoft Teams Rooms devices.

A bunch of board games are discounted on Amazon today

20Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by an Amazon Gold Box sale on a variety of board games. While we can't vouch for everything on sale, we have recommended a handful of the discounted games in the past. Perhaps the most notable deal is Kingdomino for $14 , which is the cheapest we've seen it on Amazon since a brief drop to $12 last holiday season. Kingdomino won the 20

8 Airlines Offer All You Can Fly Passes For Just $500

21View from the Wing / 1h
Shanghai-based Delta partner China Eastern is back to 94% of prior year domestic capacity. They’re running a “Fly as you wish” deal which for $475 offers unlimited weekend flights. They report selling over 100,000 passes. At least 8 Chinese airlines are offering ‘all you can fly’ deals. Just today China Southern, part-owned by American Airlines and Qatar Airways, introduced all you can fly. Conti

Give Yourself the Gift of Extra Gigs With $40 off This 1TB External Drive From Samsung

Gizmodo / 1h
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What to Do if You Still Haven’t Received the First Stimulus Check

20Lifehacker / 1h
Yesterday afternoon, Senate Republicans unveiled the HEALS Act , their latest response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As expected, the HEALS Act includes a provision for another round of $1,200 direct payments —similar to what the CARES Act offered. While the second stimulus check is a welcome relief, millions of… Read more...

Why aren’t Rackspace and BigCommerce worth more?

64TechCrunch / 1h
This week has brought with it two tasty pieces of IPO news — Rackspace’s return to the public markets and BigCommerce’s debut will be far more interesting now that we know what a first-draft valuation for each looks like. But amidst the numbers is a question worth answering: Why aren’t cloud-focused Rackspace and e-commerce-powering BigCommerce worth more? Using a basic share count and the top en

'Cuphead' Makes a Surprise Jump to PlayStation 4 Today

How-To Geek / 1h
Well, this is a surprise! Cuphead, a fantastic game that promised to “never come to PlayStation,” is now out on the PS4. The gorgeous game with 30’s style hand-drawn animation hit Xbox One first, before sliding over to the Nintendo Switch. But the developers said that was the end of the line—-until now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Movies Anywhere Now Lets You Watch With Friends Anywhere

How-To Geek / 1h
Recently Movies Anywhere announced Screen Pass, a new feature that lets you share the movies you own with friends. Now it’s going a step further and letting you watch movies with friends no matter where they are—even if they don’t own the film. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Officially Launches Family Saftey App for iOS and Android

Microsoft Family Safety
How-To Geek / 1h
Microsoft has been testing a Family Safety app for iOS and Android for months now, and it’s ready to release it to everyone. The app will let you track your children’s screen usage, filter their websites, and set app time limits. Best of all, it’s free. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

GoPro launches a line of bags, water bottles, and a hat because why the hell not

80TechCrunch / 1h
GoPro is now in the merch game with a new line of gear that prominently feature GoPro’s logo. From bags to hats, this gear is priced attractively and has the standard affair of features. But in the end, it’s about the GoPro brand. GoPro, even while struggling to remain relevant as sales drop, cultivated a rich brand identity and this merchandize embodies the GoPro lifestyle. The line is called “L

YouTube channel perfectly ruins perfectly good songs

Mashable / 1h
Do you like good things? Of course you do! Good things are good. Well, sorry, because this YouTube channel is here to ruin good things. There I Ruined It has posted just two videos in its brief existence, but both posts great. The idea is simple: take something good and hilariously mess it up. So far, the channel has dropped two straight-up terrible reimaginings of good songs. For instance: Do yo

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two cabin reveal: Let’s look inside!

20SlashGear / 1h
Virgin Galactic revealed the interior of their SpaceShip Two vehicle VSS Unity today at a streaming event hosted virtually on YouTube. This spaceship is what Virgin Galactic says is the way of the future, with a cabin design “driven by astronaut experience.” That means comfort and usability at the space vehicle’s core. In the cabin, each reclining seat is individually … Continue reading

Bill Gates Slams Elon Musk For Spouting COVID Misinformation

2KFuturism / 1h
Money Fight! Bill Gates has had enough of fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk’s habit of spreading coronavirus misinformation. On Tuesday, Gates spoke at length about online misinformation with CNBC . And when the conversation pivoted to Musk’s online comments, Bill Gates said that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO seemed way out of his element. “Elon’s positioning is to maintain a high level of outrageous

Expand Your Macbook's Horizons With $20 off This USB-C Hub

20Lifehacker / 1h
HyperDrive DUO 7-in-2 USB-C Hub | $80 | Best Buy Read more...

Two can fly for just $11 with two-day nationwide Frontier sale … with a catch

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry restarts following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is for next month or next year. Frontier Airlines has apparently decided that now is the time to test whether a low enough pric

Your Kids Can Help With the Nationwide Coin Shortage

60Lifehacker / 1h
The coronavirus has gifted us many tragedies and inconveniences both large and small this year, and among the latest is one that most of us probably wouldn’t have predicted a few months ago—a nationwide coin shortage. Read more...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe Review – Suspend Disbelief

SlashGear / 1h
Silence, for a moment, should it exist, that part of your brain which says “you do not need a 503 horsepower SUV that thinks it’s a coupe,” because otherwise the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe may be a tough sell. It’s Stuttgart’s answer to a question that I’m not sure many actually asked, though that’s not to say offering … Continue reading

PlayStation 4 owners just got a Cuphead surprise

Cuphead PlayStation 4
SlashGear / 1h
PlayStation 4 owners got a nice surprise today, as Studio MDHR announced that Cuphead, its run and gun indie darling, is coming to the platform. This announcement has been a long time coming, as Cuphead is about to turn three years old. First released on Xbox One and Windows back in September 2017, the game launched on Mac in 2018 … Continue reading

Jabra Elite 45h review: Feature-packed $99 headphones

43Engadget / 2h
Over the last two years, Jabra has been on a solid run when it comes to audio gear. The Elite 65t true wireless earbuds put the company on our radar in 2018. It followed those up with the even more impressive Elite 75t . During that time, Jabra also debuted the noise-cancelling Elite 85h headphones with respectable ANC and solid sound quality. However, they lacked a key element to the company’s f

Disrupt 2020 early-bird savings vanish in just 4 days

92TechCrunch / 2h
Disrupt 2020 doesn’t arrive until September, but the countdown clock to early-bird savings winds to a halt in just four days. Grab this opportunity to attend one of the best tech conferences for all-things startup, cross this task off your to-do list and save up to $300. Simply buy your pass before the offer expires on July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT. What can you expect from attending Disrupt 2020 ? Op

Sign up to learn more about Startup Alley at an AMA this Thursday

67TechCrunch / 2h
Looking for ways to keep your business moving forward? Exhibiting in Startup Alley at Disrupt 2020 can be one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make. But don’t take our word for it. Instead, register to attend our Ask Me Anything Session ( Startup Alley Edition) scheduled for July 30 at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT. Open to startup founders across the globe, this event is your chance to hear from y

NASA Announces Crew For Upcoming SpaceX Mission

100+Futurism / 2h
Motley Crew NASA has officially assigned crew members for its Crew-2 mission, which aims to be the third time a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will visit the International Space Station (ISS) with astronauts on board as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. On Crew-1, tentatively scheduled for late September, NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins, and Victor Glover will be joined

VC Garry Tan shares 3 ways founders screw up their startups

79TechCrunch / 2h
There are many painful ways for a startup to fail — including founders who ultimately throw in the towel and turn off the lights. But assuming a founder intends to keeps moving forward, there are a few pitfalls that Garry Tan has seen during his career as a founder, Y Combinator partner and, lately, co-founder of venture firm Initialized Capital. During a fun chat during last week’s TechCrunch Ea

Y Combinator Demo Day to remain virtual and will be streamed live

Zoom Demo Day Descript
68TechCrunch / 2h
After feedback from the investor and founder communities, Y Combinator is making a change to how it does Demo Days in a remote world. The accelerator announced today that it will keep its two-day Demo Day virtual, but instead of offering pre-recorded pitches on-demand , the entire program will be streamed live. In an e-mail, Y Combinator said the feedback was that “founders enjoyed the bonding ex

Virgin Galactic Unveils Sleek Spaceship Cabin for Tourist Flights

Virgin Galactic Cabin
500+Futurism / 2h
In a sleek announcement video , Virgin Galactic has unveiled the cabin interior of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, a vehicle meant to soon start taking those who can afford it to the lower edges of space. In today’s announcement, Virgin CEO Richard Branson called the interior cabin the “design centerpiece,” claiming that his company’s space plane was the “first to be built inside out.” “We started

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo cabin surrounds you with windows

Virgin Galactic Today
85Engadget / 2h
We already knew what folks would be wearing on low orbit jaunts aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity but on Tuesday the company finally revealed the cabin in which they’ll be travelling during a virtual walkthrough with Unity’s design team. “Ultimately, the interior of the spaceship was designed with one primary goal in mind, and that is to get the perfect view of Earth from space,” the co

Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

65Lifehacker / 2h
Monarch butterflies are in danger—so much so that they may soon be officially endangered . Due to deforestation, climate change and associated habitat loss, monarch populations are in sharp decline , and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide whether to add the monarch to the endangered species list … Read more...

Priti Youssef Choksi explains how to get your startup acquired — not sold

84TechCrunch / 2h
Today, Priti Youssef Choksi is a partner with venture firm Norwest Venture Partners . But she previously spent five-and-a-half years at Google, where she worked on strategic partnerships, and nearly nine years at Facebook, where she began in corporate development and later focused on M&A. Because Choksi knows firsthand how some of the biggest companies on the planet think about potential acquisit

Pokemon GO Fest turned off your Adventure Sync

SlashGear / 2h
If you’re playing Pokemon GO and you’re a big fan of Adventure Sync, you might want to take a look at the app right this minute. Over the weekend, Niantic seems to have de-activated Adventure Sync for many players that participated in Pokemon GO Fest 2020. UPDATE: It would appear that some players that did not participate in the event … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Miles No Longer Expire (With Activity)

59One Mile at a Time / 2h
Qatar Airways Privilege Club has just adjusted its mileage expiration policy for the better. This follows a similar change from Etihad Guest recently , though Qatar Airways’ policy is even more generous. Qatar Airways’ old mileage expiration policy Different loyalty programs have different policies on mileage expiration. Generally speaking mileage expiration policies fall into one of three catego

'The Mandalorian' scores a best drama Emmy nomination for Disney+

200+Engadget / 2h
This year’s Primetime Emmy nominations have been announced and it was a successful first year for newbie streaming services Disney+ , Apple TV+ and Quibi . Disney+ picked up 19 nominations overall, including somewhat of a surprise in the Best Drama Series category with live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian — it seems Emmy voters loved Baby Yoda just as much as the rest of us. The World Accor

Facetune maker Lightricks brings its popular selfie retouching features to video

89TechCrunch / 2h
Lightricks , the startup behind a suite of photo and video editing apps — including most notably, selfie editor Facetune 2 — is taking its retouching capabilities to video. Today, the company is launching Facetune Video , a selfie video editing app, that allows users to retouch and edit their selfie and portrait videos using a set of A.I.-powered tools. While there are other selfie video editors

The next MacBook may be Apple's cheapest laptop in years

Apple 2020 MacBook Air
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Rumor claims Apple's first ARM-based MacBook will be cheaper than Intel-powered machines

This Is the Best Smartwatch for Under $200

33Gizmodo / 2h
It used to be that smartwatches were a sort of “luxury” gadget. They couldn’t do as much as your phone, and frankly, didn’t offer much more than a much cheaper fitness band. Shelling out several hundred for one seemed like a waste of money. Read more...

Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft has six passenger seats and lots of windows

Virgin Galactic Today
65Ars Technica / 2h
This gallery showcases (mostly) renderings of the interior of VSS Unity 's cabin. [credit: Virgin Galactic ] Virgin Galactic has released the first images of what the interior of its VSS Unity spacecraft will look like. The design shows a seating capacity for up to six passengers who will fly on board the rocket-powered space plane, crest at an altitude above 80km, and experience a few minutes of

Save that seat: Amtrak now allows business class passengers to reserve Acela seats

100+The Points Guy / 2h
All aboard! Amtrak has begun expanding reserved seating options for Acela business class customers beginning Monday, August 3. Sign up for our daily newsletter to stay on top of travel news The new perks will come at no additional cost, but will allow travelers to view and select their seats before traveling, including available spots in the Quiet Car. The preview tool will also allow travelers t

Google will allow employees to continue working from home until summer 2021

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Google employees that don't need to be in the office can continue working from home through June of next year.

'Cuphead' gets a surprise PlayStation 4 release today

Cuphead PlayStation 4
100+Engadget / 2h
Cuphead fans loyal to PlayStation 4 have something to celebrate. The beautiful, yet challenging, indie run and gun game arrived on the console today. Studio MDHR, which hadn’t previously announced the release, partnered with Toronto-based studio Stop Motion Department to create a new stop-motion trailer. Studio MDHR first created the animated game as an Xbox One exclusive in 2017 . It’s on our li

Technology conference CES going digital for 2021

CES 2021 Las Vegas
87BBC News - Technology / 2h
The conference was one of the last to be held in-person in 2020 before pandemic hit.

Take a first look inside Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft for private astronauts

Virgin Galactic Today
91TechCrunch / 2h
As part of its continued preparations to begin its commercial passenger spaceflight operations, Virgin Galactic has revealed the final design the interior cabin of its VSS Unity spacecraft. The company unveiled the interiors during a virtual event today, and offered members of the press (myself included) a special tour of the interior in VR. The cabin is designed with customer experience top-of-m

'How do I get rid of that annoying echo on my Zoom calls?' and more WFH help

Zoom Demo Day Descript
58Mashable / 3h
Having problems with Zoom? Does your home office need an ergonomic glow up? Welcome to Is It Plugged In? , Mashable's work-from-home tech advice column. Email your WFH tech questions to . We're here for you. The problem: "I'm trying to teach my watercolor classes on Zoom. I use my iPad (version 10.3.3 FWIW) so my students can see my face and I can see most of theirs, an

Revel electric mopeds pulled in NYC after two riders killed

32Mashable / 3h
After a second fatal crash in just over a week, Revel is shutting down in New York City. Earlier this month in Brooklyn, TV news reporter Nina Kapur was killed in a Revel accident. The company had at least 1,000 vehicles in New York City, which could be rented by the minute. Kapur was riding as a passenger when she was thrown off after the moped driver swerved. Then, early Tuesday morning, a 32-y

Gene Therapy Lets Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Walk Again

500+Futurism / 3h
A boy who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy — a disease that progressively weakens muscles and usually kills patients early in life — when he was four years old has now largely recovered after being injected with an experimental gene therapy. It’s not yet clear whether the treatment, which delivered billions of gene-carrying viruses to his cells, will be a permanent fix, NPR reports

Save $55 on Anker's New Mini Projector for Kids [Exclusive]

20Lifehacker / 3h
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Store Your Cheese in a Child's Lunch Container

33Lifehacker / 3h
You probably already know that wrapping beautiful little wedges of cheese in clingy plastic wrap is a bad thing to do. Cheese is a treat that demands—and deserves—a little respect, a little care, a little (moist, but not damp) room of its own. Cheese needs space , damn it. And a children’s segmented lunch container… Read more...

Movies Anywhere lets you create watch parties with up to nine guests

100+Engadget / 3h
Pre-pandemic setting up an online movie viewing party was a bit tedious. It was easy to fall out of sync and any conversation could create unwanted audio feedback. Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen attempts by Twitch and Hulu to fix that with more official watch party options. But there’s still room for improvement, so today, Movies Anywhere is unveiling its new “Watch Together” feature. Watch

CDC SPHERES to fight COVID-19 with these institutions and corporations

SlashGear / 3h
This week the CDC launched a system called SPHERES: SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing for Public Health Emergency Response, Epidemiology and Surveillance (SPHERES). This group, this new national genomics consortium, aims to facilitate large-scale, rapid genomic sequencing of the virus that causes COVID-19. That, in turn, will ideally allow public health experts to achieve several goals. The SPHERES consortiu

Spotify adds a remote listening party option where everyone is a DJ

Spotify Group Session
70Engadget / 3h
Spotify has expanded its Group Sessions feature to allow up to five people to listen to music or podcasts together, no matter how far apart they are. You’ll all need to be premium subscribers to use the feature. One of you can get the party started by creating a link from the Connect menu. You’ll need to share that link with them through another service, however, which highlights just how underut

Spotify Introduces Remote Listening Parties for Premium Subscribers

How-To Geek / 3h
Listening parties give you and your friends the chance to share (and show off) your killer music taste. Now, Spotify is making it easy to host a real-time virtual listening party through its Group Sessions feature. Up to five friends can join a remote listening party through a shareable link and queue up music or podcasts in real-time. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Logitech Cuts the Cord With a "Lightspeed" Wireless Version of Its Pro X Headset

Logitech Pro X Lightspeed
How-To Geek / 3h
PC gamers are finally getting rid of their wires, and I am here for it, baby. Logitech’s top-of-the-line gaming headset, the Pro X, is the latest gadget to get its proprietary “Lightspeed” wireless tech. The Pro X Wireless Lightspeed model is $200, $70 more than the wired version, but otherwise has the same features and accessories in wireless form. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

DeepMind and Oxford University researchers on how to 'decolonize' AI

70Engadget / 3h
Sometimes it’s tempting to think of every technological advancement as the brave first step on new shores, a fresh chance to shape the future rationally. In reality, every new tool enters the same old world with its same unresolved issues. In a moment where society is collectively reckoning with just how deep the roots of racism reach, a new paper from researchers at DeepMind — the AI lab and sis

Here's how to get 3 months of Tidal HiFi for just $1

24Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: As of July 28, you can get a three-month Tidal HiFi subscription for only 99 cents (normally $19.99/month) if you sign up through Best Buy. After that period, you'll pay just $14.99 a month to continue your membership. From Gov Ball to Bonnaroo to Taylor Swift 's bicoastal Lover Fest, this summer's music festival season was a complete and total wash. And judging by the way people packed th

The best Vodafone SIM only deals on the market are coming to an end this week

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
These Vodafone SIM only deals offer a massive amount of data while knocking the prices way down with lots of cashback.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally adds cloud backups – and Nintendo screws it up

New Horizons AC ACNH
SlashGear / 3h
When Nintendo revealed the summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this year, it said that the update would be launching in multiple waves. The first wave is already in the books, and today, Nintendo has detailed Wave 2, which will be available in just a couple of days. On top of a few more summer-themed additions, Wave 2 … Continue reading

HP's Sprocket Photo Printer Is Perfect for Pint-Sized Pics and Is $40 off Right Now

Gizmodo / 3h
HP Sprocket Select Photo Printer | $110 | Best Buy Read more...

Microsoft's Family Safety app is now available to all

Microsoft Family Safety
65Engadget / 3h
It should come as no surprise that kids are spending more time on their devices during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you know they’re striking the right balance between remote learning, social media and Fortnite ? Well, that’s where Microsoft’s new Family Safety app comes in. The free software, announced in March , is now out of ‘preview’ and available for anyone with an iOS or Android device

CES 2021 in Las Vegas is cancelled; event moves online

CES 2021 Las Vegas
100+Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Nevermind. (credit: CTA) The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place just before the coronavirus hit in early 2020, but that won't be the case in 2021. Today, the show's organizer, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), announced that CES 2021 in Las Vegas is canceled. The show will become an online-only event. CES 2021 was scheduled to take place in early January, but with the t

5 top tips for avoiding identity theft

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Chaos and disorder caused by coronavirus has created the perfect climate for cybercrime.

Google is finally bringing one of Chrome's best mobile features to the desktop

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Already enjoyed on iOS, Read Later is coming to other platforms.

Earn Status Miles When You Transfer To Etihad Guest

One Mile at a Time / 3h
At the moment you can earn bonus status miles when you transfer points to Etihad Guest from partner programs. Earn up to 20K Etihad elite miles for transferring points Between July 15 and August 30, 2020, Etihad Guest is offering one Etihad Guest elite qualifying mile for every mile transfered to the program : You must transfer at least 5,000 miles to be eligible for this promotion You are capped

See the vile amount of droplets we spew into the air without masks

74Mashable / 3h
Researchers filmed the deluge of droplets that spew out of our mouths and noses when we talk, cough, and sneeze. In under two minutes, the video shows how different masks block the inevitable purge of particles into the air, compared with no mask. The results, also recently published in the medical journal Thorax, underscore the critical importance of wearing masks amid a newly emerged pathogenic

GitHub starts publishing a public roadmap

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GitHub today announced that it will start publishing a public roadmap to help its users understand when it will ship new features across its various versions of the GitHub code repository and products like GitHub Actions, its mobile app and its security tools. “What we’re trying to do is provide a way for people to see what’s coming, join in that dialogue and give us feedback and be able to colla

NYC Sends Revel Scooters Down to Hell Where They Belong

100+Gizmodo / 3h
With a top speed of 30 mph and a growing body of malfunction-based lawsuits and traffic incident data working against them, Revel’s fleet of app-rentable mopeds is, as of today, no longer operating in its home city of New York. Who, besides absolutely everyone, could have seen this coming. Read more...

The full list of Emmy nominations includes 'Succession' and 'The Mandalorian'

65Mashable / 3h
While 2020 threw movies into chaos, television and particularly streaming thrived on people around the world staying home. Despite ongoing delays in production and a delay in deadlines, the 2020 Emmys will proceed as scheduled. HBO's Watchmen led with 26 nominations after being completely shut out of the Golden Globe Awards in January. That includes everything from costuming to sound mixing and a

Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote

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Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session , to support remote usage. Essentially a “party mode,” the feature first debuted in May, offering a way for participants contribute to a collaborative playlist in real-time and control what’s playing across everyone’s devices. Spotify explained at the time that, despite social distancing measures, the

What is RAM?

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All you need to know from DDR to frequencies.

The owner of WeChat thinks deepfakes could actually be good

36MIT Technology Review / 4h
The news: In a new white paper about its plans for AI, translated by China scholars Jeffrey Ding and Caroline Meinhardt, Tencent, the owner of WeChat and one of China’s three largest tech giants, emphasizes that deepfake technology is “not just about ‘faking’ and ‘deceiving,’ but a highly creative and groundbreaking technology.” It urges regulators to “be prudent” and to avoid clamping down on it

Wars for Cybertron, Ranked

46Gizmodo / 4h
The myriad Transformers continuities are united by many things—mostly robots that transform into vehicles (and or prehistoric creatures, depending), but also: war. War, specifically not just on Earth, but for their homeworld. We’re about to see the battle for Cybertron rage all over again in Netflix’s new … Read more...

Scientists Start Construction of World’s Largest Fusion Reactor

5KFuturism / 4h
Today, engineers started construction of the world’s largest nuclear fusion project in southern France, The Guardian reports , with operations planned to begin in late 2025. The project, called ITER, is an international collaborative effort between 35 countries with enormous ambitions: prove the feasibility of fusion energy with a gigantic magnetic device called a “tokamak,” as per the project’s

Intel tipped to hire TSMC to help make some chips

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SlashGear / 4h
In an unprecedented move by one of the largest chipmakers in the world, a report suggests Intel’s ordered work done by TSMC. Last week’s Intel earnings call (July 23, 2020) had CEO Bob Swan mention they’d “invested in contingency plans to hedge against further schedule uncertainty,” and that this could mean working with “somebody else’s foundry” to manufacture hardware. Information … Continue rea

5 ways to use points to book vacation home rentals

The Points Guy / 4h
Whole-home rentals have always been a great tool to have in your travel toolbox, especially when traveling with a family or group of friends. But now, during the realities of COVID-19, home rentals have a whole new set of benefits related to space, distance from others and the ability to be a self-contained entity with a kitchen, potential backyard or even a private pool. Home rentals have been g

Announcing the Disrupt 2020 agenda

60TechCrunch / 4h
For the past 10 years, Disrupt has been a place for the tech community to come together to connect and learn. And while thousands of techies won’t be able to descend on the Moscone Center this year, the Disrupt show will most certainly go on. On the conference’s 10th anniversary , we’re coming to you virtually. This makes Disrupt 2020 the most accessible Disrupt ever. But just because it’s virtua

You Now Have More Time to Sign Up for COBRA After a Job Loss

67Lifehacker / 4h
With the unemployment rate lingering in the double digits , the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates 26.8 million people could soon become uninsured if they don’t sign up for other health coverage. If you are one of the millions of Americans who have experienced job loss during the pandemic, you may be facing a tough … Read more...

How to Pin Comments in Instagram on iPhone and Android

How-To Geek / 4h
Instagram comments can sometimes be a mess. But you can make things a bit better by highlighting the best comments at the top. Here’s how to pin up to three comments on Instagram posts on iPhone and Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amazon's Redesigned Alexa App Puts the Focus on the Features You Use

How-To Geek / 4h
Amazon is rolling out a much-needed overhaul of the Alexa app, and with the redesign comes a new emphasis on the features you use. The previous version had a habit of highlighting third-party skills, but few people bothered with them. Now, Alexa will show you the features you do use instead. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Animal Crossing' July 30th Update Adds Cloud Saves, Dream Addresses, Fireworks

How-To Geek / 4h
The second wave of New Horizons summer updates is just around the corner, accompanied by a slew of highly-requested features. Get ready to craft custom fireworks, visit random towns through your dreams, and secure your save data in the cloud! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How Do Docker Tags Work?

How-To Geek / 4h
Docker images use registries for version control, such as the Docker Hub that hosts public images for anyone to download and run. However, before uploading an image to the Hub or any registry, you must give it the proper tags. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Traveloka tops up with $250M amid the coronavirus crisis

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Indonesia-based online travel portal, Traveloka , has picked up $250M in fresh funding to beef up its coronavirus-battered balance sheet. The travel aggregator dubs the capital injection a “strong vote of confidence” in its strategy to adjust to what it couches as a ‘new normal’ for travel by retooling its focus on domestic and short hop excursions and activities. The funding round is led by an u

National Trust joins victims of Blackbaud hack

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The charity says a database containing details of its volunteers and fundraisers has been affected.

Ancient Microbes Spring to Life After 100 Million Years Under the Seafloor

200+Gizmodo / 4h
Scientists have revived microbes found deep beneath the seafloor in 100-million-year-old sediment, dramatically expanding our view of where life exists on Earth and for how long. Read more...

Petit Qoobo cat pillow set for December US release, following crowdfunding campaign

95TechCrunch / 4h
A lot has been written about increased interest around automation and robotics during the pandemic — I know because I’ve done a lot of the writing . Most of these discussions tend to revolve around things like logistics, delivery and food preparation. But there’s also a compelling case to be made for companionship. And for that reason, the Petit Qoobo crowdfunding campaign couldn’t have launched

It's official: CES 2021 will be online only

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44Mashable / 4h
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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR review: A big, bright content creation machine

63Engadget / 4h
With its Aero lineup, Gigabyte has developed a reputation for powerful, slim, long-lasting laptops with low-key designs that don’t scream “gaming.” The $2,800 Aero 17 HDR XB is a great example of that philosophy -- it has plenty of power but is more aesthetically restrained than rival models from Razer, Alienware and ASUS. It packs a 17.3-inch, HDR400 screen that’s brighter than nearly any other

Cloud saves are coming to ‘Animal Crossing’ on July 30th

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68Engadget / 4h
Animal Crossing’s second summer update, Wave 2, arrives in just two days, and it’s bringing a much-needed feature: cloud saves. Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to enable Island Backup & Restoration Services, which will automatically upload islands and user save data to the internet at certain times. This should prevent your island from being lost forever. Thanks to cloud saves, if you

Tuesday's Best Deals: Anker Mini Projector, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Pandemic Board Game, Tacklife Tire Inflator and Jump Starter, Jolly Rancher Gummies, and More

48Gizmodo / 4h
An Anker Nebula Astro mini projector , an HP Sprocket photo printer , a Nintendo Switch Pro controller restock and rare discount , a Kirby Nendoroid , a Pandemic board game , a steep discount on a Tacklife tire inflator and jump starter , and a 5-pound bag of Jolly Ranchers gummies lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Union Head Sends Scathing Letter To British Airways CEO, Threatens Strike

52One Mile at a Time / 4h
The head of the union representing British Airways’ cabin crew has just sent a letter to British Airways’ CEO. Not only does the union head threaten industrial action with immediate effect, but he also says that he’s both “staggered and offended by [British Airways CEO’s] arrogance.” Ouch. British Airways’ labor dispute continues Airlines around the globe are suffering right now, and are having d

Mad Scientists Revive 100-Million-Year-Old Microbes

500+Wired / 4h
Researchers collected sediment thousands of feet deep, filtered out bacteria, and revived the cells. But fear not—the destruction of humanity by ancient microbes is not nigh.

Everyone in This French Town Just Got a Free Electric Car

200+Futurism / 4h
You Get A Car! The electric automaker Renault just gave every household in the tiny French town of Appy a free three-year lease for one of its electric cars. Is it a PR stunt? Yes. Could it also do some good along the way? It’s possible! Business Insider reports that the company is trying to demonstrate that electric vehicles can be useful to people living in remote or rural areas, rather than ju

This Kickstarter-born baseball hat has a pull-down face mask inside

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Read more... More about Kickstarter , Masks , Mashable Shopping , Culture , and Work Life

Elon Musk wants to unite the human brain with AI using a tiny implant

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36Mashable / 4h
Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk has a new venture that aims to create a direct interface between the human brain and computing devices. The goal is to one day be able to merge humans with AI. Read more... More about Elon Musk , Ai , Brain , Interface , and Neuralink

Try This Customizable Pokédex

23Lifehacker / 4h
As much as one might like to, one cannot keep track of every stat of the nearly 900 Pokémon currently in existence. Sometimes you need to look up a quick stat, and sometimes you want to immerse yourself in a pile of abilities and weaknesses. Either way, every Pokémon fan must have quick and easy access to a Pokédex. Read more...

Tuesday's Best Deals: Anker Mini Projector, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Pandemic Board Game, Tacklife Tire Inflator and Jump Starter, Jolly Rancher Gummies, and More

48Lifehacker / 4h
An Anker Nebula Astro mini projector , an HP Sprocket photo printer , a Nintendo Switch Pro controller restock and rare discount , a Kirby Nendoroid , a Pandemic board game , a steep discount on a Tacklife tire inflator and jump starter , and a 5-pound bag of Jolly Ranchers gummies lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller drops to $59 at Amazon

78Engadget / 4h
One of the most useful accessories for the Nintendo Switch hit its lowest price ever (and is actually in stock again). The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is on sale for $59 at Amazon — that’s $11 off its normal price and the best deal we’ve seen on it (the previous low was $64). Prime members can see the $59 sale price on the product page, but non-Prime members may have to add the controller to t

To beat TikTok, Facebook is allegedly throwing money at creators

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93Engadget / 5h
If you’re launching a new social media platform, it isn’t enough to have unique features that empower folks to be creative. You also need a bundle of cash, not just to advertise, but to poach high-profile stars from your soon-to-be-rival platforms. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is opening up a small cabinet inside its war chest in order to recruit some of TikTok’s most famous

The Jurassic World Netflix TV show doesn't look great in this first trailer

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See the first trailer for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated TV show aimed at youngsters that looks a bit like a cutscene from a '90s computer game.

Sony A7S III official: New sensor & world-first EVF tech but no 8K

Sony A7S III Alpha 4
SlashGear / 5h
Sony has revealed the eagerly-awaited Alpha 7S III, its latest mirrorless camera, though some of the company’s decisions about its capabilities may leave photographers torn. The latest in the A7 series, the camera has a new 12.1-megapixel full-frame sensor along with Sony’s new BIONZ XR image processor, but videographers may be frustrated to find that 8K video recording is absent. … Continue read

New Report Reveals the Shocking Toll Bushfires Took on Australia’s Wildlife

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Almost 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by the devastating Australia bushfires of 2019 and 2020, new research shows. That’s roughly triple earlier estimates . Read more...

Google sinks new tech to avoid Gmail outages

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SlashGear / 5h
Google today announced plans to lay a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects the United States to two different points in Europe. The cable, which is named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, will connect New York to the town of Bude in the United Kingdom and the city of Bilbao in Spain. This private cable will be used to bolster … Continue reading

CES will go ‘online only’ for 2021

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100+Engadget / 5h
The Consumer Technology Association has announced that CES will no longer go ahead in January 2021 as previously planned. CES is the world’s biggest consumer technology show, dominating much of the news agenda at the start of the year. In a statement, organizers say that the 2021 show will now be an “ all-digital experience .” “Amid the pandemic,” says CTA chief Gary Shapiro, “it’s just not possi

CES 2021 Is Officially Cancelled, Will Be an All-Digital Experience

CES 2021 Las Vegas
200+Gizmodo / 5h
Listen closely, do you hear that? That’s the sound of hundreds of thousands of tech journalists, buyers, and exhibitors breathing a sigh of relief as today the Consumer Technology Association announced that its annual Consumer Electronics Show will be an all-digital experience for January 2021. Read more...

Scientists: Trained Dogs Can Smell Coronavirus

100+Futurism / 5h
Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, have found that dogs are able to sniff out the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 with astonishing accuracy. During tests, they found that eight dogs from Germany’s military could correctly identify the presence of the coronavirus 94 percent of the time after only being trained a week, as Bloomberg reports . “We think that t

How to Update Microsoft Office Apps on Windows 10 and Mac

How-To Geek / 5h
Software updates are essential in keeping your applications up to date with the latest features, performance improvements, and security patches. Microsoft regularly provides updates for its Office suite. Here’s how to check for, and install, Microsoft Office updates. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

CES 2021 Cancels In-Person Event, Goes Online-Only

21How-To Geek / 5h
We’ve been watching major events in the tech industry and beyond cancelled or moved to “online only” streaming affairs for months. With the COVID-19 epidemic still rampant in the United States, it seemed like a matter of “when” instead of “if” CES would follow suit. The “when” is now: the CTA has announced that the Consumer Electronics Show will be all-digital in January, 2021. Read This Article

How Should You Secure Your Database?

How-To Geek / 5h
Your database server often contains your most sensitive data, such as confidential user information. It’s important to implement security best practices to minimize the risk of an attacker gaining access to your database. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

CES 2021 will be an all-digital tech extravaganza, minus the Las Vegas glitz

CES 2021 Las Vegas
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The biggest technology trade show in the world is heading online only, as CES 2021 is confirmed as a digital-only event.

XPrize to give $5 million to creator of cheap, fast COVID-19 testing

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Read more... More about Xprize , Coronavirus , Covid 19 , Tech , and Big Tech Companies

Roblox jumps to over 150M monthly users, will pay out $250M to developers in 2020

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Gaming platform Roblox, which has seen a surge of use due to the coronavirus pandemic, now has over 150 million monthly active users, up from the 115 million it announced in February before the U.S.’s shelter-in-place orders went into effect. The company also said its developer community is on pace to earn over $250 million in 2020, up from the $110 million they earned last year. These metrics an

Send and Store Huge Files for Free With Telegram

Telegram 2Gb File Sharing
100+Lifehacker / 5h
Yes, Telegram. You probably know it as a chat app some use in place of—or to supplement—standard iOS or Android messaging apps. I’m a geek, and I don’t really use anything but the typical ones, but there’s at least one other great reason to try Telegram out: It provides you with free, unlimited storage for all of… Read more...

YC alum Paragon snags $2.5M seed for low-code app integration platform

300+TechCrunch / 5h
Low-code is a hot category these days. It helps companies build workflows or simple applications without coding skills, freeing up valuable engineering resources for more important projects. Paragon , a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2020 cohort, announced a $2.5 million seed round today for its low-code application integration platform. Investors include Y Combinator, Village Global, Global F

The Sony A7SIII Looks Like It's About to Dominate the Full-Frame Mirrorless Cam Market

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100+Gizmodo / 5h
Last year Sony sold the most full-frame mirrorless cameras in Japan , and while Canon and Nikon attempt to play catch up, today Sony is announcing its latest high-end mirrorless cam— the A7SIII —which looks like it’s about to crush the competition. Read more...

CES cancels Las Vegas event, goes online-only

CES 2021 Las Vegas
500+TechCrunch / 5h
CES 2020 got in just under the wire, ahead of COVID-19 reaching true international pandemic levels. And until today, the show’s governing body, the CTA, was planning to keep its record unbroken. Today, however, CEO Gary Shapiro announced via video that the Las Vegas event has been canceled. Instead, CES 2021 will follow the lead of the rest of the industry as an online-only event. Big news CES 20

Sony A7S III arrives to reclaim video crown from Canon EOS R5 – read our full review

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The Sony A7S III is finally here – and our full review reveals why the full-frame video specialist is the finest camera in its class.

Chase Freedom Vs. Freedom Unlimited: Which Is Better?

35One Mile at a Time / 5h
Two of Chase ‘s best no annual fee cards are the Chase Freedom® ( review ) and Chase Freedom Unlimited® ( review ). While the cards are used by many independently, in reality they’re great complements to one another, and also great complements to other cards. They’re especially great in conjunction with cards earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points, since you can convert Freedom & Freedom Unlimited

Hotels With Wall Mounted Toiletries Aren’t Taking Covid Cleaning Obligations Seriously

33View from the Wing / 5h
We aren't re-using grocery bags right now, or dishware on airplanes - everything is moving towards single use because we're in the midst of a global pandemic. Hotels need to recognize that and take it seriously and end this ill-fated experiment with getting guests to re-use each others' shampoo. I'm not suggesting environmental considerations aren't meaningful - they just point towards single use

CES 2021 goes all-digital as COVID-19 cancels physical show

CES 2021 Las Vegas
SlashGear / 5h
CES 2021 will no longer be held in person, with the Consumer Technology Association confirming today that it is switching to an all-digital version of the annual tech event. The CTA had faced growing calls for the January show to be cancelled, given the ongoing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, but until today had been insisting that it could safely … Continue reading

Sony's long-awaited A7S III is a videographer's dream

Sony A7S III the
100+Engadget / 5h
Sony has launched the A7S III, its latest full-frame camera with much improved video specs and several “world’s first” technology features. As expected , it features a new Bionz XR chip and 12.1-megapixel Exmor R sensor with huge pixels and a 40-409,600 extended ISO range that should let the A7S series keep its low-light crown. While the A7S III doesn’t offer 8K like Canon’s latest EOS R5 (or eve

Valve’s co-founder Gabe Newell believes the Xbox Series X is better than the PS5

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Gabe Newell has made his feelings clear that he prefers Xbox Series X over the PS5. But why is that the case?

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller hits $59 at Amazon

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Grab the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on sale for just $59 at Amazon this week.

Amazon Restocks the Switch Pro Controller With an $11 Discount

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $59 | Amazon

NASA reveals the astronauts who will fly on SpaceX’s second operational Crew Dragon spacecraft mission

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NASA and SpaceX are looking to finish up the final demonstration mission of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft at the end of this week, but it’s already looking ahead to Crew-2 – the second operational flight of Crew Dragon, currently set for sometime next spring. The agency revealed the four people that will fly aboard that launch, including two NASA astronauts, as well as one from the Ja

Teespring’s comeback story

92TechCrunch / 5h
Startup stories are often too reductive — an entrepreneur dreams up an idea, snags some co-founders, raises a bit of money and presto: success and riches. It’s nearly never true. Even breakout successes like Slack that may feel straightforward have complicated stories. Amongst the most valuable startups there are hidden crises and disappointing quarters . Some famous startups even had to execute

Extra Crunch Live: Join Playground Global co-founder Peter Barrett for a live Q&A right now

58TechCrunch / 5h
Playground Global has an eye on the future. A quick glance at the investment firm’s portfolio showcases a wide-ranging list of investments, covering robotics, autonomous driving, neural network, quantum computing, metallic 3D printing and gene therapy. Playground GlobalCEO Barrett will join us on Extra Crunch Live to chat about these categories and more at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT/6 p.m. GMT . Logi

Lucid Motors’ all-electric Air will have 32 sensors, including lidar to support hands-free highway driving

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36TechCrunch / 5h
Lucid Motors is loading up its first electric vehicle with hardware — dozens of sensors, a driver monitoring system and an Ethernet-based architecture — for an advanced driver assistance system that aims to match and even surpass its rivals. There will be 32 sensors in all, according to Lucid, which has branded its advanced driver assistance system DreamDrive. The total number isn’t what matters.

This massive portable power bank can charge 4 devices at once

28Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Quickly charge your devices with the Crave PowerPack 2: 50,000mAh Battery Charger for $189.99, a 24% savings as of July 28. So, you've decided to venture away from your home (masked up, of course) for a quick vacation or camping trip . Proud of you! But since you've been stuck at home for so long, you might've forgotten that when you leave your home, your devices die pretty quickly. If you

What to Expect at Tomorrow's Big Tech Antitrust Hearing

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24Gizmodo / 6h
After an understandable delay , a change of venue , and no small amount of prodding , four of the most recognizable business magnates in the U.S. are set to explain to lawmakers just how, exactly, they became so powerful. Yes, it’s a big deal, and not just because it will be Jeff Bezos’s first time being personally… Read more...

Lucid Motors reveals the DreamDrive tech to eventually make its EVs autonomous

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SlashGear / 6h
Lucid Motors has revealed the bevy of sensors its upcoming Lucid Air electric luxury car will be equipped with, as it paves the way for future autonomous driving capabilities. The Lucid DreamDrive system will consist of LIDAR, cameras, radar, and ultra-sonic sensors, in addition to extra driver-monitoring systems inside the vehicle, all in the name of either supporting the person … Continue readi

This robot mops and polishes — and it's on sale

24Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: Say goodbye to dust with the help of the Elicto Everybot RS500 Robotic Spin Mop & Polisher for $220, a 7% savings as of July 28. Just a little over a decade ago, the fear of robots taking over the world was enough to fuel the makings of a horror flick (remember I, Robot ?). In 2020, however, we're thrilled by the idea of a robot doing the work for us. Are we braver or just lazier? I think

Sainsbury's to try out virtual queuing system

Sainsbury Virtual Queuing
200+BBC News - Technology / 6h
A phone app will enable shoppers to avoid long waits in socially distanced queues outside stores.

Google’s next undersea cable will connect the US with the UK and Spain

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100+Engadget / 6h
Getting cat pictures across the internet requires lots of infrastructure, which is why Google is paying to lay another subsea pipe across the Atlantic. In a blog post today , the search giant revealed that it’s invested in a new line to connect New York with London and Bilbao. The cable, named Grace Hopper, is the fourth Google-owned pipe after Curie (SF to Chile via Panama), Dunant (Virginia Bea

Amazon deal alert: the all-new Blink XT2 security camera hits lowest price ever

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A fantastic deal from Amazon, you can get the all-new Blink XT2 security camera on sale and down to its lowest price ever.

Try These Refreshing Molasses-Sweetened Bengali Treats

50Lifehacker / 6h
As temperatures continue to rise, our need for cold and refreshing consumables intensifies. Though you may be accustomed to consuming molasses in baked goods like gingerbread, the dark, flavorful sweetener can be used to make delicious summer treats. Read more...

One New Mutants Mainstay Is Definitely Not In the Movie

28Gizmodo / 6h
Hasbro’s plans for the G.I. Joe movie universe have been delayed (again). David Gordon Green says Halloween Kills will examine the wider community’s reaction to Michael Myers. Maisie Richardson-Sellers is done for a guest return to Legends of Tomorrow . Plus, what’s to come on Stargirl , and Brenton Thwaites teases a … Read more...

This Toyota Yaris Hatchback just got cancelled, and that’s a shame

30Ars Technica / 6h
I almost didn't bother writing this review, because the week we spent with a MY2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback was the same week Toyota decided to kill off the model. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The last few months have had quite some variation with regard to the cars we've been reviewing. We've tried electric minis and solar Sonatas , and the lack of any travel has meant a chance to try some of the v

TCL's 8-series Roku TVs are half price at Best Buy

61Engadget / 6h
A couple of the newest TCL Roku TVs are back on sale again at Best Buy. The last time we saw a sale on the 8-series sets was around the July 4th holiday, but you can get an even better deal on one of those TVs now. The 65-inch TCL 8-series Roku TV is $1,000 right now, which is 50 percent off its normal price, but the massive 75-inch TCL 8-series Roku TV dropped to $1,500 . That’s 50 percent off a

XPRIZE launches $5 million rapid COVID testing competition

91TechCrunch / 6h
XPRIZE is turning its tried and tested model of offering cash prizes to spur innovation in critical areas to the challenge of COVID-19 testing. the nonprofit has created a $5 million prize pool for a Rapid COVID Testing competition , in partnership with an organization called OpenCovidScreen formed by scientists, researchers and industry leaders to drive open scientific collaboration on the topic

BMW unveils M Performance parts catalog for new 5 Series and M5

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SlashGear / 6h
BMW has something in store for the 2021 5-Series, M5, and M5 Competition models. The German carmaker recently unveiled its newest M Performance parts catalog for its newest 5-Series sedan. It consists of a wide array of exterior, interior, and performance components developed exclusively by BMW’s M GmbH performance division. According to BMW, most of its newest M Performance accessories … Continu

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 price leak suggests you’ll be paying a lot

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could cost more than the Galaxy Note 10 according to the latest leak.

True Link taps $35M for financial services tailored for elderly, disabled and recovering consumers

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
A lot of tech is built on the premise of services that can target the widest or most lucrative pools of users (and they’re a blockbuster when they can do both). But that leaves out a number of consumers, who fall into the margins for all kinds of reasons, be they physical, age, financial or other circumstances. Today, a startup building financial services specifically aimed at three typically mar

Explorium reels in $31M Series B as data discovery platform grows

Explorium Data $31M
100+TechCrunch / 6h
In a world with growing amounts of data, finding the right set for a particular machine learning model can be a challenge. Explorium has created a platform to make that an easier task, and today the startup announced a $31 million Series B. The round was led by Zeev Venture with help from Dynamic Loop, Emerge, 01 Advisors and F2 Capital. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $50 million,

Follow the Money: How Digital Ads Subsidize the Worst of the Web

200+Wired / 6h
From Covid conspiracies to election scams, automated advertising software plays a large—and largely unseen—role.

EcoReco L5+ Review: A City-Friendly, Sturdy Electric Scooter

48Wired / 6h
If you want to avoid public transit, this e-scooter is an expensive but safe bet.

'Destroy All Humans!' reboot is campy fun until you feel like a jerk

Destroy All Humans
39Mashable / 6h
Destroy All Humans! made me feel like an asshole. It wasn’t the arson, kidnapping, mass murder, or dismemberment of livestock that did it; I enjoyed those shenanigans tremendously. But some time around the 50th derogatory utterance of “pussy” by a random NPC, I felt embarrassed enough to stop playing at full volume. Eventually, that turned into playing with headphones, which in turn became not pl

Xiaomi to introduce iOS-like back tap feature in MIUI 12

Xiaomi 12 10 Google
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Back Tap is an interesting feature that utilizes the vast unused space available on the rear panel of the device

The Best Amazon Fire Tablet Accessories in 2020

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You finally got your hands on a new Fire tablet. But things can feel a little bare-bones out of the box. If you want to make the most of your tablet, then it’s time to start accessorizing! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

AWS Amplify Makes Building Mobile Apps Simple

How-To Geek / 6h
AWS Amplify is a framework designed to make building web and native applications a lot easier. It focuses on having a fully built backend out of the box—running an API and database with authentication is all handled for you. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to See a Drive’s File System on Windows 10

How-To Geek / 6h
When you’re elbow-deep in drive configuration or troubleshooting, you often need to know what file system a certain drive on your Windows 10 PC uses. For example, if you’re using the new Windows File Recovery tool, it’s essential info. Here’s how to find it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Gogoro's Eeyo 1s is so light you almost forget it's an e-bike

89Engadget / 6h
Most commuter e-bikes are heavy. The vast majority have steel or aluminum frames which require a powerful motor and large battery to move. They're great to ride -- the electric assistance more than makes up for the weight -- but difficult to carry up a flight of stairs or lift onto a wall stand at home. Gogoro, however, is taking a different approach. The Taiwanese company, best known for its ple

Logitech's Pro X gaming headset goes wireless for $200

Logitech Pro X Lightspeed
43Engadget / 6h
Logitech stepped up its headphone game with last year's Pro X headset , which featured microphone-boosting software from Blue (a company it acquired in 2018 ). This year, its gaming division Logitech G is taking that same design and snipping the cord with the $200 Pro X Wireless. It's also the first headset with the company's low-latency 2.4GHz Lightspeed technology , which so far has only appear

Lucid Motors' first EV will come with LIDAR driving assistance as standard

64Engadget / 6h
Lucid may not have been able to unveil the production version of its luxury electric sedan just yet, but it’s hoping some explanation of its features will get your appetite whetted. Today, the company is teasing the various Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), uh, systems, that’ll feature in the Lucid Air . The ADAS platform has been dubbed “DreamDrive,” which includes 32 sensors, including

Lucid's driver assistance system will watch you more than Tesla's Autopilot

Tesla Musk Lucid Autopilot
36Mashable / 6h
DreamDrive is Lucid's version of Tesla's Autopilot. But unlike Tesla's Autopilot with Full-Self Driving, which costs an extra $8,000, it'll come standard in every Lucid Air from the new electric carmaker. The advanced driving system in Lucid's four-door luxury all-electric sedan will help drivers on the highway, while parking, and in unsafe situations. For example, it'll detect drowsy or distract

Logitech G Pro X gaming headset goes wireless with Lightspeed tech

Logitech Pro X Lightspeed
SlashGear / 6h
Around this time last year, Logitech G released the Pro X gaming headset, which was notable in part because it tapped into Blue’s microphone tech (Logitech purchased Blue back in 2017). Fast forward to today and the Pro X headset is back, only this time it’s bringing an important new feature with it: Lightspeed, which has long been at the … Continue reading

Hunter Douglas’ power blinds add a rechargeable battery option

SlashGear / 6h
Hunter Douglas is adding a rechargeable battery option to its PowerView motorized blinds, promising to be greener and easier to maintain than the current system. Supporting retrofitting into “most” existing PowerView shades from the company, the Rechargeable Battery Wand is a slim stick of li-ion battery that clips in behind the blinds’ headrail. Until now, PowerView has offered two power … Conti

Best Google Stadia games

Google Stadia Today
53TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Get streaming and playing top-tier games on all your screens with Google Stadia.

Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

SlashGear / 6h
Gogoro’s Eeyo 1 e-bike has gone up for sale, promising riders a sleeker option in the powered bike category that supports riders rather than replacing their pedal-power altogether. Announced in May, Eeyo 1 looks at first glance like a regular bicycle – albeit a somewhat futuristic one made from Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber – given the electronics are all packaged into … Continue reading

JetBlue: Flyers want empty middle seats, says international flights coming to LAX

48The Points Guy / 6h
JetBlue Airways says travelers are choosing the airline over others because it continues to block seats, a policy that costs it little even after a $450 million loss in the second quarter. The New York-based carrier is blocking middle seats on its Airbus A320 family jets and some aisle seats on its smaller Embraer E190s through Sept. 8, the day after Labor Day, JetBlue executives reiterated durin

Dawn Aerospace unveils the Mk II Aurora suborbital space plane, capable of multiple same-day flights

Earth NEOWISE SpaceX
200+TechCrunch / 7h
Just like we enjoy a range of different possible modes of transportation on Earth, the potential of the space economy allows for many different types of of vehicles and launch systems. Dawn Aerospace took the wrapper off one today, a suborbital spaceplane called the Dawn Mk-II Aurora that’s smaller than a compact car and that will be capable of making multiple return trips to suborbital space per

Paid antivirus vs free antivirus: which should you get?

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We discuss the factors that determine whether you’d be better off with a paid or free antivirus app.

Microsoft turns to hydrogen fuel cells for datacenter power

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Microsoft wants hydrogen fuel cells systems to replace diesel generators at datacenters.

Researchers create new brain implants with low power needs

SlashGear / 7h
A group of researchers from the University of Michigan has created a new ultra-low-power brain implant. The scientists say that the estimated reduction in power requirements is about 90% for their new creations. Not only have they reduced the power requirements for the implants, they have also made them more accurate. The discovery could lead to long-lasting brain implants that … Continue reading

Good morning, Cuthbert! A year later, rush hour's still on for TikTok's favourite goose.

55Mashable / 7h
Time really does fly when you're having fun on the farm. One farm that's brought us a lot of joy over the past strange year is Caenhill Countryside Centre, whose team is celebrating one year since their iconic morning 'rush hour' video went viral on TikTok and Twitter. If you're not familiar with Caenhill farm, Chris Franklin the farmer, and Cuthbert the goose, allow me to explain. SEE ALSO: Meet

Advertima rings up $17.5M for computer vision-powered behavioral analytics for in-store retail

Advertima Swiss €15M
100+TechCrunch / 7h
Swiss computer vision startup, Advertima , has raised a €15 million Series A (~$17.5M) to build out a machine learning platform for physical retail stores to ‘upgrade’ the shopping experience via real-time shopper behavior analytics. The round is led by existing shareholder, Fortimo Group, a Swiss real estate company. Fed by visual sensors, Advertima’s platform provides physical retail spaces wit

Dell XPS 13 drops to $729 in this week's latest laptop deals

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Grab the Dell XPS 13 for a great price in this week's laptop deals.

PowerA’s cute Nano Switch controller is great for small hands

45Engadget / 7h
I’ve been spending a lot more time this year with my Nintendo Switch. Yes, that’s partly because I’m stuck inside during the pandemic, but it’s also because I’m a huge fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons . Unfortunately, all that fishing and flower watering has really taken a toll on my Joy-Cons, with my left thumb stick demonstrating signs of heavy wear and tear as the months pass. With Nintend

Wiley: Rapper deleted from Facebook and Instagram after abuse of Jewish critics

2KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The grime artist posted inflammatory comments amid criticism over his previous anti-Semitic rant.

How to Use Apple Music With a Local Music Library

Swift Folklore Apple Music
23Gizmodo / 7h
While Spotify could claim credit for starting the second digital music revolution, the first one began way back in the 1990s with the MP3, Napster, and (eventually) the iTunes Music Store. Today, the Apple Music app that has emerged from the ashes of iTunes is just about the best way of keeping both eras of digital… Read more...

SpaceX offers an inside look at how it created its futuristic Dragon space suits

98TechCrunch / 7h
When SpaceX set out to fly humans on board its spacecraft, it decided to create its own spacesuit in-house. That’s a very different approach from most spacesuit projects, including those at NASA, which typically involve tapping in outside specialist contractors with a long history of experience to help with the work. In a new video, SpaceX provides a look at why they took on that task themselves,

ClimaCell raises $23M Series C for its weather intelligence platform

ClimaCell Raises Weather
300+TechCrunch / 7h
ClimaCell , the weather forecasting and intelligence service that is using a number of interesting new techniques to gather weather data, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series C round co-led by new investor Pitango Growth and existing investor Square Peg Captial. With this new round, the Boston- and TelAviv-based company’s total funding now exceeds $100 million. As ClimaCell co-

Sony's best vlogging camera, ZV-1, SA launch: release, prices

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Sony ZV-1 is the company's first compact camera which has been created with vloggers in mind

TalkTalk 'rejected' billion-pound takeover offer in 2019

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Is TalkTalk the next telecoms takeover target?

Folding@home ARM support lets Android devices crunch COVID-19 research data

75Engadget / 7h
Folding@home and Rosetta@home can now run on billions of Android smartphones, Raspberry Pi devices and ARM-based servers. The distributed computing projects, which give citizen scientists a way to contribute their devices’ computing power to the development of new cures for diseases, now support ARM64. That’s the ARM architecture behind processors such as Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos, w

Microsoft Azure datacenter servers ran on hydrogen fuel for 2 days

SlashGear / 7h
It wouldn’t be surprising to discover if the world’s energy consumption significantly spiked this year due to the abrupt change in lifestyles and working conditions. At the same time, restrictions in movement and travel may have made traditional energy sources like diesel and fossil fuel more difficult to process, maintain, and even transport. The need for accessible sustainable energy is … Conti

How to Host a Website from S3

How-To Geek / 7h
Chances are, you probably don’t need a full web server like NGINX running on EC2 to get your website up and running. If you’re just looking to host a static website, you can store all the content in S3, and host it from there. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Garmin's Recent Outage Revealed Gaping Holes in Its Security and Communication

43How-To Geek / 7h
Last week, Gamin suffered a massive outage that not only prevented its multisport athletes from uploading activities to its servers, but also took down its call center, email system, online chat, and even its flyGarmin aviation service. Rumor has it that the outage was due to a ransomware attack, but it took Garmin five days to acknowledge that it was indeed a cyber attack. Read This Article on R

Vivo V19 gets a permanent price drop in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Vivo V19 has received a permanent price cut in India, and will now start at Rs 24,990 instead of Rs 27,990.

Furloughed Airline Worker Wins $1.4 Million Lotto Jackpot

20View from the Wing / 7h
A furloughed airline employee in Melbourne, Australia won a $1.43 million jackpot. The man, who remains anonymous, is based in Melbourne which is the current epicenter of Australia’s recent Covid-19 outbreak. Continue reading ...

'Ghosts of Tsushima' Isn't Samurai Cinema—It's a Popcorn Flick

Ghost Tsushima Jin
50Wired / 7h
Sucker Punch's latest open-world videogame is fun enough and pretty enough but isn't interested in examining cultural tropes.

The Age of Mass Surveillance Will Not Last Forever

100+Wired / 7h
The power to end it is in your hands.

These 4 Covid-19 Vaccines Are Closest to Becoming Reality

Moderna 3 Vaccine US
1KWired / 7h
There are hundreds of trials currently in the works. Here’s everything you need to know about the ones edging ahead in the global race.

Epos/Sennheiser Adapt 660 Review: On Par With Sony and Bose

52Wired / 7h
These wireless noise-canceling headphones bring the heat, with sleek design and sound to match.

XPrize launches $5 million competition to speed up COVID-19 testing

74Engadget / 7h
One of the biggest obstacles in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is how terrible the state of testing is right now. Not only is there a shortage of testing supplies , there’s often a slow turnaround for results, which makes it that much harder to reopen schools and offices safely. In an effort to find a solution, XPrize has partnered with OpenCovidScreen, a non-profit focused on COVID-19 t

The Vivo S7 5G is a Vivo X50 lookalike: Here are the renders

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The S7 will sport a similar setup to the Vivo X50 Pro - one main cam with a big lens in the upper side of a rectangle setup.

How to reduce lag while livestreaming video

52Mashable / 7h
If you're video-chatting on Zoom, broadcasting a show on YouTube, or starting an esports career by streaming on Twitch, you know how annoying a laggy livestream can be. All video streamers have to deal with it. To help smooth out, speed up, and minimize your video streaming issues, here are a few tried and tested tips. (Note: I stream from a Mac, but I added a few tips for Windows users as well.)

The award traveler’s guide to IHG Rewards Club

The Points Guy / 7h
InterContinental Hotels Group – better known as IHG – and its IHG Rewards Club program have multiple attractive aspects. First, it’s relatively easy to get good value from IHG points . Second, the program has luxury brands as well as mainstream brands. And third, even the least-prestigious IHG brands usually provide acceptable quality. IHG Rewards Club is by far the hotel loyalty program I utiliz

Banish Bacteria and Defeat Dust With This Raycop Lite UV Vacuum (Refurbished) for Just $79

Gizmodo / 7h
Raycop Lite Allergen UV Vacuum (Refurbished) | $79 | SideDeal Read more...

How to Use the fd Command on Linux

56How-To Geek / 7h
On Linux, fd is an easier alternative to the find command. It has a simplified syntax, uses sensible defaults, and has built-in common-sense behavior. Let’s take it through its paces. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Flipkart goes hyperlocal with ‘Flipkart Quick’

Walmart Flipkart India
20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Flipkart has launched a hyperlocal service in suburbs of Bangalore, four years after the Walmart-owned e-commerce group concluded its previous foray into this category. It plans to expand to 6 other cities.

BMW gears up for a fully electric 5-series

BMW Electric 7 Series
SlashGear / 8h
BMW has announced that it will offer a fully electric 5-series car as part of a product overhaul that was unveiled this week. The electric vehicle is part of BMW’s push to lower vehicle emissions. As vehicle emissions standards increase, particularly in Europe and the US, BMW is looking at electricity to meet its goals. In the next decade, BMW … Continue reading

Locke and Key season 2: release date prediction, cast, and what we know

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Locke and Key season 2 is being written, and now it's been renewed by Netflix.

The Petit Qoobo robotic cat tail pillow is available to pre-order on July 30th

98Engadget / 8h
Back in January, we got to meet a smaller, more portable version of the Qoobo cat tail pillow, which is aptly named Petit Qoobo . I’m sure I’m not the only sucker for this sort of bizarre cute gadget, but much like its sibling, this tail-wagging robot is also designed as a therapeutic device for folks at senior care facilities, or just whoever needs a cuddly companion but aren’t able to keep pets

Capex of UAE telcos increases 49% in second-quarter amid weak revenues

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Etisalat and du have increased their network capacity to sustain an increase in data traffic due to remote learning and work from home initiatives

Intel hardware chief steps down following 7nm chip delays

Intel Renduchintala
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Departure follows news of major delays on Intel 7nm chips as AMD war heats up.

OPPO Find X2 receive a graphics driver update via an app

SlashGear / 8h
Smartphones are being compared a lot with regular computers because of the great strides they have made in power while still keeping power consumption at a minimum. Of course, it’s apples to oranges considering there are many things smartphones or even tablets can’t do that even laptop users take for granted. Never mind how impossible it is to upgrade or … Continue reading

Facebook tries to block EU access to ‘highly sensitive’ employee data

47Engadget / 8h
Facebook has temporarily blocked the European Commission from accessing data that it believes would include “irrelevant documents” and “highly sensitive personal information” about its employees. The EU’s executive branch had requested the information to support a preliminary probe into whether the social media giant was engaging in anticompetitive practices. Tim Lamb, Facebook’s Director and Ass

Nanox raises $59M for low-cost, downsized scanning tech to replace X-rays

Israeli Nanox Imaging
200+TechCrunch / 8h
Israeli startup Nanox has big ambitions to take on the world of medical imaging and imaging analytics with hardware that reduces the size and cost of scanning equipment, plus software that improves the quality of images and the insights you can gain from them. Today, Nanox is announcing another big step ahead in that plan: it’s raised another $59 million in funding, closing out its Series B at $1

These Are the Most Popular 2020 Foods According to DoorDash

36How-To Geek / 8h
While you may be resolved to eat in more during 2020, takeout is somewhat irresistible on days you just don’t feel like hitting the kitchen. DoorDash’s most popular 2020 foods will show you if your takeout orders line-up with your delivery service-using peers. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Congress' Big Tech CEO Hearing: What to Watch

Apple Tech Congress
200+Wired / 8h
Bezos, Cook, Pichai, and Zuck will all be in the Zoom where it happens.

How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You're in Lockdown

100+Wired / 8h
Have you poured 1800 bowls of cereal in the past five months? You are not alone.

Should I buy a used car instead of renting this summer?

The Points Guy / 8h
The coronavirus pandemic has changed travel plans for millions of people around the world. Here in the U.S., many have taken their travel from the skies to the road, with AAA estimating that Americans will take 700 million road trips this summer Despite only 45% of New Yorkers owning cars, the trend hasn’t skipped America’s largest city. NYC-based TPG staffers like myself, TPG Reporter Chris Dong

Buy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus

300+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue program has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased miles. Not only is it the best promotion we’ve ever seen from the program, but it’s valid all the way through the end of the year. Buy Flying Blue miles with 100% bonus The Flying Blue program has just launched its latest bonus on purchased miles , valid through December 31, 2020 . With this, Flying Blue is

Review: Rosamund Pike is riveting as Marie Curie in uneven biopic Radioactive

84Ars Technica / 9h
Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Curie in the film Radioactive , now streaming on Amazon Prime. A resolute young woman in Paris in the 1890s sets the scientific world ablaze with her revolutionary discoveries in Radioactive , a film about the life of Marie Curie, based on the 2010 graphic novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout , by Lauren Redniss. Director Marjane Satrapi

New Rolls-Royce Ghost aiming at minimalist ‘post opulence’ design

SlashGear / 9h
Yup, the second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost is coming this autumn, but it won’t be arriving with the sort of extravagance you expect from a Rolls-Royce. The Ghost is the English carmaker’s most successful model to date. But according to Rolls-Royce’s team of luxury intelligence specialists, potential Ghost buyers are aiming for minimalism in their next luxury car. “We found that Ghost … Continue

Best laptops for teachers 2020: top notebooks for the classroom

38TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
When it comes to our educators, only the best laptops for teachers are good enough. Here are our top pics.

ComplyAdvantage nabs $50M for an AI platform and database to detect and stop financial crime

ComplyAdvantage OT
100+TechCrunch / 9h
The growth of digital banking has opened up a wealth of opportunities for making the world of finance more accessible and transparent to a greater number of people. But the darker underbelly is that it has also created more avenues for illicit activity to flourish, with some $2 trillion laundered annually but only 1-3% of that sum “caught”. To help combat that, a London-based startup called Compl

Subscription-based payments see significant growth in lockdown

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Consumers enjoying convenience and affordable costs of subscription-based payments.

Opening and closing your laptop could be enough to crash Windows 10

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Microsoft has identified a strange new bug present in Windows 10 laptops.

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: which is the smart speaker for you?

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Should you put Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa at the heart of your smart home?

Scientists use fungi to create a living shield for deep space astronauts

NASA Mars Earth Martian
SlashGear / 9h
One of the most significant challenges facing scientists and researchers around the world as humankind looks to send crews on deep space missions is how to protect them from radiation. Space radiation can be a significant challenge and pose a risk to astronauts inside spacecraft. A group of researchers has made an interesting discovery on advanced passive radiation protection system … Continue re

Intel Core i9-10850K is unleashed, but 10-core Comet Lake CPU might not be as affordable as you hoped

Intel 7Nm AMD TSMC
41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Intel’s recommended pricing is one thing, but the mark-up retailers add may be entirely another.

American sports arrive on South Africa's screens

Microsoft NBA Season
21TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
MultiChoice Group (MCG) and The Walt Disney Company Africa have signed an exciting partnership, which will see a significant addition to the sports available to its customers across the continent.

Best comic book apps: from Marvel to DC and everything in between

99TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
From Marvel to DC and everything in between, these are the best apps for comic book fans.

5G infrastructure spending set to double this year

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Worldwide investments in 5G changing makeup of the market.

Amazon Prime members can now enjoy another perk when using Amazon Fresh

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Amazon Prime just got another perk, as subscribers can get free delivery on Amazon Fresh orders over £40.

Their Businesses Went Virtual. Then Apple Wanted a Cut.

500+NYT > Technology / 10h
After Airbnb and ClassPass began selling virtual classes because of the pandemic, Apple tried to collect its commission on the sales.

New Nvidia GeForce driver fixes problems with Death Stranding, Forza 7 and other games

38TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Nvidia has released its GeForce 451.85 HotFix driver to address problems some people have been having with Death Stranding on PC.

Sony's Xperia 1 II camera just got better, but you'll need to tinker with it

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
A new update for Sony's latest flagship phone brings raw capture support.

Cuphead PS4 port confirmed, for real this time – and you can play it right now

Cuphead Today PlayStation
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Studio MDHR confirms that Cuphead is landing

Star Trek: Discovery season 3 gets a US release date, but what about Netflix?

Star Trek Discovery
31TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The flagship Star Trek series is coming to CBS All Access in October, it's been revealed.

BMW will offer fully electric versions of the 5 Series, 7 Series and X1

BMW Electric 7 Series
83Engadget / 10h
BMW has a mixed electric history, as it pioneered the sector with pure EV models like the i3 and i8 , then decided to focus on plug-in hybrids instead. Now, in a major revamp of its lineup, the automaker has announced that it will offer fully electric versions of its mainstream 5 Series, 7 Series and X1 vehicles. “In ten years, the goal is to have a total of more than seven million electrified BM

Moto G9 Plus leak suggests Motorola's cheap phones will now have fast charging

Moto G9 Motorola Razr
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The Moto G9 line might have have fast charging tech in them, which would solve a consistent Moto G8 problem.

The US needs a green stimulus—but not right now

300+MIT Technology Review / 10h
In the depths of a downturn that has wiped out millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth, a wide range of voices in the US are calling for a green stimulus to kick-start growth and lay the foundation for a more sustainable economy. That sentence could have been written a decade ago as easily as today. In 2009, amid skyrocketing unemployment and a crippled economy, President Barack Obama

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 fully leaked in two videos

Samsung Galaxy Watch
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Two hands-on videos have shown the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in detail.

Three ‘hackers’ arrested for attempting to steal from SASSA

27Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The entire Netflix movie archive will fit on this 90PB storage system

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The SuperStorage 6049SP-E1CR90 system can store 1.5 PBs per box using HDDs.

NASA to study newly born stars with a huge stratospheric balloon

Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

This could be your last chance to secure NordVPN's best deal

60Mashable / 10h
Read more... More about Cybersecurity , Streaming Services , Data Privacy , Mashable Shopping , and Nordvpn

The Alexa app on your phone just got a whole lot more useful

Amazon Alexa App Focus
32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Redesigned interface puts your most-used Alexa requests to the front.

Is this leaked Xiaomi phone the Mi Note 11 or rumored Mi 10 Pro Plus?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 865
40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
It seems a new top-end Xiaomi phone is coming - but we don't know what it is yet.

All dogs in Shenzhen, China will get microchipped by 2020

100+TechCrunch / 11h
The world’s hardware haven is taking a digital leap for pets. In May, China’s southern city Shenzhen announced that all dogs must be implanted with a chip, joining the rank of the U.K., Japan, Australia and a growing number of countries to make microchips mandatory for dogs. This week, city regulators began to set up injection stations across their partnering pet clinics, according to social medi

'Leaked' PS5 faceplate images suggest the console is pretty big

Sony PS5 PlayStation 5
75TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Speculation is rife the PS5 will have customizable faceplates based on these supposedly leaked images, but we're not so sure yet.

Bridging organisational strategy and employee engagement

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
How do you bridge the divide between organisational strategy and employee engagement?

Researchers create a new material so hard it can’t be cut

21Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Svalbard records highest-ever temperature

22Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

SA MeerKAT telescope to get 20 new dishes

25Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Alleged Mi 10 Pro Plus unexpectedly shows up on AnTuTu

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 865
37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Xiaomi already has two models in its premium Mi 10 series and it wouldn't be far-fetched to imagine one more.

Two Indian girls discover undetected asteroid

NASA SpaceX Moon Earth
Popular Mechanics / 11h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

YouTube will offer 100 kids movies and specials for free

100+Engadget / 11h
YouTube is throwing parents who can’t take watching Frozen over and over anymore a lifeline. Over the next month until August 31st, YouTube Kids will release over 100 movies and specials as part of the platform’s “After School” experience project. In an announcement, Don Anderson, YouTube’s Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, explained that the service wants to help parents who are juggling w

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

Berlin Everphone Tubulis
100+TechCrunch / 11h
The latest startup to see an uplift in inbound interest flowing from the remote work boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is Berlin-based Everphone , which sells a ‘mobile as a service’ device rental package that caters to businesses needing to kit staff out with mobile hardware plus associated support. Everphone is announcing a €34 million Series B funding round today, led by new investor

How to watch Last Chance U season 5: stream every new episode online from anywhere

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The hit Netflix docuseries is back for a final run. Our guide explains how to watch Last Chance U season 5 online and stream every new episode today.

The best SIM-only plans in Australia: updated July 2020

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
If you're happy with your phone then there's plenty of dosh to be saved with a SIM-only plan.

Rick and Morty season 5: release date, cast, and what else we know

Rick Morty 5 Genocider
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Everything we know about Rick and Morty season 5, from its release date to its cast, story, and future.

India’s Flipkart gives hyperlocal delivery service another try

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Flipkart on Tuesday launched a hyperlocal service in suburbs of Bangalore, four years after the e-commerce group abruptly concluded its previous foray into this category. The e-commerce group, owned by Walmart, said Flipkart Quick leverages the company’s supply chain infrastructure and a new location mapping technology framework to deliver more than 2,000 products across grocery, perishables, sma

The best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies

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Your ultimate guide to the most impressive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray films currently available.

Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery

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Same or next-day delivery will now be free for Prime subscribers in London on orders above £40.

Google is building a new private subsea cable between Europe and the U.S.

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Google today announced its plans to build a new subsea cable with landing points in New York in the U.S. and Bude, UK and Bilbao, Spain in Europe. The new cable, named after the pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, will join Google’s various other private subsea cables like Curie between the U.S. and South America, Dunant between the U.S. and France, and Equiano between Europe and Africa.

Withings raises $60 million to bridge the gap between consumer tech and healthcare providers

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Since being re-acquired from Nokia in 2018 by a group including its original founders and some of its original investors, health tech company Withings has been focused on evolving their offering of consumer health hardware to provide medical-grade data that can be shared with, and leveraged by healthcare professionals to deliver better, more personalized care. The company has now raised another $

Google unveils new transatlantic undersea web cable

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New Google undersea web cable will boost capacity and resilience on busy transatlantic route.

Google's new transatlantic data cable to land in Cornwall

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The tech giant plans a new high-end transatlantic data cable to go from the US to Bude, in Cornwall.