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The best smartphone of 2020: Top phones in the UAE, Saudi and Middle East

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We rank the best smartphones of 2019 in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Here are the Middle East's top smartphones.

A group of 239 scientists says there’s growing evidence covid-19 is airborne

Hundreds WHO 239 Airborne
4KMIT Technology Review / 9h
The news: A group of 239 scientists from 32 countries have written an open letter to the World Health Organization arguing that covid-19 can be transmitted through the air. You might think we know that already, but most current guidance is based on the idea that covid-19 is transmitted via droplets expelled from an infected person’s nose or mouth. The thought is that these larger respiratory drop

New H.266 codec uses half the data to stream 4K video

H.265 H.266/VVC Video
1KEngadget / 6h
Fraunhofer, the German company that helped develop the H.264, H.265 and MP3 encoding formats, has unveiled a new video encoding standard that could severely reduce streaming bottlenecks. Called H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC), it’s specifically designed for 4K and 8K streaming and reduces data requirements by around 50 percent compared to H.265 HEVC (high-efficiency video coding). At the same


Facebook criticized for toothless 'PR exercise' following ad boycott

Sandberg Facebook Boycott
Mashable / 6min
In the face of mounting advertiser pressure over its handling of hate speech , Mark Zuckerberg today met with the leaders of the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, the Free Press, and the Color Of Change. It did not go well. With an ever-increasing number of business pulling advertising dollars from Facebook as part the #StopHateForProfit boycott, the social media behemoth's COO, Sheryl Sandberg,

Alphabet's Internet-Beaming Loon Balloons Now Providing Service in Kenya

Alphabet Loon Kenya
Gizmodo / 12min
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has deployed a fleet of internet-delivering, high-altitude balloons in Kenya, an initiative that the company’s CEO said will be “the first of many” future commercial deployments in other parts of the world. Read more...

Airline Veteran: I Shouldn’t Be Fired For Watching Porn, Since I Was Actually Asleep On The Job

View from the Wing / 13min
A 41 year veteran of Qantas lost his engineering job after two women complained about him watching porn on his company-issued iPad. His excuse? He must have momentarily dozed off and the porn just came on without his realizing it. In other words, the man’s defense – that he brought to the country’s Fair Work Commission to dispute his firing – was that he was sleeping on the job. Continue reading

NASA’s Mars InSight scoop workaround video raises hope for mole success

SlashGear / 14min
Weeks after performing a risky workaround maneuver to get its InSight rover ‘mole’ tool working, NASA has offered an update on the plan — it will soon remove its scoop to get a closer look at the instrument. The space agency published a new short animation made from individual still images that shows off Martian dirt as its vibrates out … Continue reading

Why the New H.266/VCC Video Codec Is a Big Deal

H.266 Video Fraunhofer
24Lifehacker / 17min
The new h.266 video codec is a pretty big deal. You can’t play with it yet—tempted as you might be to go install Handbrake and bask in video encodes that are half the size of your already-optimized h.265 videos—but its very existence will speed up the eventual transition to 8K HDR video. And that’s a good thing,… Read more...

A380 finds new purpose: The world’s biggest passenger jet is now flying without most seats

The Points Guy / 18min
The drop in demand for flights caused by the coronavirus has resulted in some unprecedented moves for the aviation industry. Airlines have consolidated flights across major metropolitan areas , added tag flights , retired large numbers of aircraft and even converted passenger planes into cargo jets . The latest aircraft to join in on offering a cargo-only version? The A380 superjumbo. Portuguese

What You Need To Know About Getting Immunized Before You Travel

20Lifehacker / 24min
With the pandemic having caused massive upset within the travel industry, some have envisioned a future in which you’ll need to prove you’ve had a COVID-19 immunization before you can travel. Of course, such a vaccine doesn’t exist yet, let alone any regulations requiring you to get one. But for true world travelers,… Read more...

Ad boycott leaders say meeting with Zuckerberg was 'a disappointment'

Sandberg Facebook Boycott
90Engadget / 27min
Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and other Facebook officials met with the leaders of the groups behind the growing advertiser boycott of the company. It didn’t go well, according to the civil rights leaders in attendance. “#StopHateForProfit didn’t hear anything today to convince us that Zuckerberg and his colleagues are taking action,” Jessica Gonzalez, Co-CEO of Free Press, one of the organiza

Regulatory roadblocks are holding back Colombia’s tech and transportation industries

80TechCrunch / 29min
Daniel Rodriguez Contributor Daniel Rodriguez is CEO and co-founder of Picap , which has raised more than $7 million of venture capital for its mobility platform, which operates across eight Latin American countries. “You know we don’t drive down that road,” my father said. I had asked him why we never took the shortest path to the beach. Just eight years old, I was fascinated by maps and was que

Do Your Homework Before Buying a UV Disinfecting Gadget

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
Gizmodo / 30min
It’s likely that in the past few weeks or months, you’ve come across an ad for a UV disinfecting gadget. It makes sense! There’s a novel coronavirus going around wreaking havoc! Your phones are filthy, your bags are filthy, your masks are full of your own face sweat and spit. Maybe, you ought to buy one of those UV… Read more...

Stay Cool for the Summer With $50 off This Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

24Gizmodo / 30min
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Refurbished) | $170 | Newegg Read more...

Stay Cool for the Summer With $50 off This Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

24Lifehacker / 31min
Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Refurbished) | $170 | Newegg Read more...

Bright Pink Snow Is Falling in Europe. That’s Bad, Scientists Say

Futurism / 39min
Dirty Snow If you were to trek up the Italian Alps right now, you’d find your boots covered in a dusting of bizarre, bright pink snow. While it’s a beautiful touch that turns the mountaintops into an alien landscape, Earther reports that the pink snow is actually a pretty bad sign. The pink color comes from blooming algae. And while the full extent of its impact on the environment is poorly under

Extra Crunch support expands into Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

100+TechCrunch / 50min
We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch is now available to readers in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. That adds to our existing support in the U.S., Canada, UK, and select European countries. You can sign for Extra Crunch here . Latin America has always caught the eye of big tech. For companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Uber, Latin America has represented a massive growth opportunity. But it’

When and How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

28Lifehacker / 53min
When you start a new job, you’ll probably be instructed to go to Human Resources (HR) if you ever experience any sort of harassment at work—but this path hasn’t always been the most useful for employees. In fact, according to a new survey from Zenefits , one out of five workers do not trust their HR departments, and… Read more...

48MP OnePlus Nord camera? This mid-range phone could outshine the OnePlus 8

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 57min
The OnePlus Nord could get a quad rear camera headed with a 48MP main shooter, supporting the ‘flagship-level’ rear photo setup we’d heard about earlier.

The Movement for Black Lives and Environmentalists Are Finding Common Ground

Gizmodo / 1h
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the environmental movement have not always walked side by side . However, that tide is slowly shifting. This much-needed unity has never been more clear than in the M4BL’s release of the BREATHE Act, a suite of policy proposals, on Tuesday. Read more...

With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

100+NYT > Technology / 1h
Marathons and meets are canceled, so runners are using tech to stay connected and compete.

AMD’s Ryzen 3000XT CPU refresh is here—benchmarks inside

AMD Ryzen XT Intel
24Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Jim Salter) Specs at a glance: Ryzen 3000XT CPUs, as tested OS Windows 10 Professional CPU Ryzen 9 3900XT (12c/24t)— $499 at Amazon Ryzen 7 3800XT (8c/16t)— $399 at Amazon Ryzen 5 3600XT (6c/12t)— $249 at Amazon RAM 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 3200— $200 at Amazon GPU MSI GeForce 2060 RTX Super— $450 at Amazon HDD Samsung 860 Pro 1TB SSD— $275 at Amazon Motherboard A

Tablo’s new OTA DVRs offer up to 1TB and key features for cord-cutters

SlashGear / 1h
Tablo has expanded its DVR product line with the new Quad and Dual models, offering cord-cutters who use an over-the-air TV antenna new options that feature built-in storage. These two new OTA DVR models feature up to four tuners and 1TB of data, offering ample space for recording multiple shows — up to 700 hours of HD content if you … Continue reading

YouTube adds (mid-roll) ads to long videos by default [UPDATE: how to opt-out]

YouTube Analytics
SlashGear / 1h
YouTube video creators will soon need to opt-out of mid-roll advertisements in videos that are 8 minutes or longer. Today, only 10 minute videos (or longer) are eligible for mid-roll ads. By the end of July, 2020, YouTube videos with content that’s 8 minutes or longer will have mid-roll ads by default. This goes for all the videos that’ve been … Continue reading

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning release date and new expansion confirmed

Kingdoms Re-Reckoning
SlashGear / 1h
Back at the beginning of June, THQ Nordic confirmed that it’s remastering Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a game from the Xbox 360 and PS3 era that was the sole title made by 38 Studios. When it made that announcement, THQ Nordic gave us next to nothing in terms of details aside from confirming the title of the remaster – Kingdoms … Continue reading

Look Up Past Race Results to Compete With People in Your Age Group

28Lifehacker / 1h
Comparing yourself to others can be a dangerous thing, but it’s also motivating if you choose your comparisons carefully. I keep seeing people, especially new runners, complain that they’re “slow” or wonder how far away they are from the “average” runner. Read more...

Arm plans to spin off IoT businesses under Softbank banner, as it focuses on core chip design business

92TechCrunch / 1h
Arm today announced plans to spinoff its two IoT business, a move that would effectively transfer the divisions under the broader umbrella of Softbank Group core, which purchased the chip designer back in 2016. The move comes as Arm seeks to focus its efforts exclusively on the semiconductor IP business that has made the company a ubiquitous presence in the mobile world. The transfer is pending a

DocuSign acquires Liveoak Technologies for $38M for online notarization

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Even in the best of times, finding a notary can be a challenge. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s even more difficult. DocuSign announced it has acquired Liveoak Technologies today for approximately. $38 million, giving the company an online notarization option. At the same time, DocuSign announced a new product called DocuSign Notary, which should ease the notary requirement by allowing it to ha

Gillmor Gang: Likeable Enough

86TechCrunch / 1h
The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary, and Steve Gillmor . Recorded live Wednesday, June 24, 2020. For more, subscribe to the Gillmor Gang Newsletter . Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor @fradice, @mickeleh, @denispombriant, @kteare, @brentleary, @stevegillmor, @gillmorgang Liner Notes Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on

Zoom launches hardware subscription service

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Zoom has partnered with third-party hardware manufacturers to launch Zoom Hardware as a Service.

China Finally Figured Out What That Weird “Gel-Like” Substance from the Far Side of the Moon Was

54Futurism / 1h
Drum roll please… The “gel-like” material China dramatically announced that it had discovered on the far side of the Moon last year was, well, melted bits of Moon rock. That’s the somewhat deflating realization a team of Chinese scientists made after they studied the substance, discovered by China’s Yutu 2 rover last July, as Space.com first reported . On January 3 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 lunar p

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept previews crossover EV for 2021

Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron
20SlashGear / 1h
Audi was the first German car brand to release a production-ready electric SUV: The e-tron, a vehicle unmistakably an Audi with its familiar silhouette and bold Singleframe grille. The e-tron SUV has none of a modern electric car’s quirkiness, which is either a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it: Audi’s search for something with mass-market … Continue reading

Hong Kong Is Already Being Censored by China’s “Great Firewall”

300+Futurism / 1h
Great Firewall With China’s recent implementation of a new national security law that gave it vastly more power over Hong Kong, the region is already being silenced and censored through China’s “Great Firewall.” With police and the government wielding sweeping new controls over online communication, Vice News reports that Hong Kong’s previously open and robust internet already seems to have scree

Server Hosting Leaked Secret U.S. Police Files Seized by Germany

89Gizmodo / 1h
German authorities have reportedly confiscated a server used by the group DDOSecrets to share leaked confidential records belonging to more than 200 state, local, and federal American law enforcement agencies. Read more...

Walmart Plus reportedly challenging Amazon Prime – here are the benefits

Walmart Amazon One
21TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
You may finally have an alternative to Amazon Prime. Here's how Walmart plans to take on Jeff Bezos' same-day delivery service.

Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Is a Cautionary Tale About the Power Men Wield

Gizmodo / 1h
We, and Peter Parker, have heard it a zillion times before: with great power, comes great responsibility. The watchwords of Stan Lee are suffused into the very fabric of who Spider-Man is as a character, and how Sam Raimi brought him to the big screen in 2002 is no exception. But Raimi’s first swing with Spidey… Read more...

Alaska Airlines accelerates Oneworld plans with aim to join by year end

The Points Guy / 1h
Alaska Airlines is accelerating plans to join the global Oneworld alliance in a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic downturn. The Seattle-based carrier hopes to become a full alliance member by the end of the year, Alaska CEO Brad Tilden told the Aviation Week Network in a webinar on July 2. The accelerated timeline would be around six months earlier than the previous mid-2021 target . “It’

What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Taxes Next Week

32Lifehacker / 1h
It’s official: Taxes are due next week. Back in March, the government pushed the filing deadline to July 15, and the Treasury Department recently confirmed they won’t be moving it again. If you have been putting it off, now is the time to file your tax return and pay what you owe. Read more...

Risk Isn't Just About You

300+Lifehacker / 1h
In the great American spirit of independence, some people have come up with an extremely shitty take on pandemic safety precautions. It goes something like: “ I feel safe doing this. If you don’t, you should stay home.” Read more...

'PUBG Mobile' gets its first exclusive map

Pubg Mobile Livik 14
47Engadget / 1h
For the first time in two-year history, PUBG Mobile is getting an exclusive map. Android and iOS users can check out the battle royale's new Livik battleground starting today. With a playspace limited to about four square kilometers, Tencent says most matches on the Nordic-themed level should take about 15 minutes, making it perfect for short play sessions. Players will find new weapons and vehic

Major Movie Theater Chains Sue New Jersey For 'Unconstitutional' Pandemic Closures

31Gizmodo / 2h
Movie theater giants AMC, Cinemark, and Regal filed a lawsuit yesterday against the state of New Jersey for forcing them to keep their businesses closed during the covid-19 pandemic, yet allowing churches and other places of assembly to remain open. Spotted by The Hollywood Reporter , the theater chains have called the… Read more...

Genetically modified corn features antioxidants to cool gut inflammation

SlashGear / 2h
A special type of edible corn has been designed to feature high levels of antioxidants that cool down gut bacteria, helping reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease. The positive effects were observed in lab mice fed the corn rich in flavonoids, which are plant metabolites with various health-promoting effects. The work comes from Penn State’s … Continue read

TikTok Users Discover the Secret to Getting Rich: Dogecoin

62Gizmodo / 2h
The bro influencers of TikTok, released into the wild with sick iPhone hacks and dropshipping tips but a few years ago, have matured from pups to the Wolves of Social Media. Now they’re harnessing that power with a pump-and-dump scheme involving Dogecoin, the joke currency made of memes, and also Elon Musk’s favorite… Read more...

New Chrome experiment promises up to 28% more battery life

Google Javascript Battery
29Ars Technica / 2h
The latest experimental addition to the Chrome browser promises to save a ton of power usage. As spotted by TheWindowsClub , a new flag in the Canary version of Chrome called "Throttle Javascript timers in background" will cut down on the processing that normally happens in background tabs, and it could add two hours to a laptop's runtime. Javascript timers often track user interaction with a web

South African Airways Getting Rid Of Most Planes

81One Mile at a Time / 2h
Over the past few months we’ve seen airlines around the world ground planes temporarily , and now we’re increasingly seeing airlines get rid of planes permanently . It’s clear that demand won’t fully recover anytime soon, so many airlines are expected to be much smaller than in the past. As a result, airlines are having to make difficult fleet decisions. Well, in the coming week South African Air

Some passport centers are now in Phase Two of reopening — but you still can’t book a same-day appointment

The Points Guy / 2h
Home-weary travelers, rejoice: Your local passport agencies and centers are coming out of quarantine. Sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter As of July 6, a total of 26 passport agencies and centers are now open, according to the state Department’s website : 22 under Phase One of the agency’s three-phase reopening plan, and four under Phase Two. Image courtesy of the State Department As of July 6, th

How to Try Out Android's New 'AirDrop' Feature

24Lifehacker / 2h
I remember when Apple first launched AirDrop on iOS back in 2013. A different version had already been around on the Mac for some time, and it was irrelevant, because AirDrop was far more useful when you could shoot files between different iPhones and laptops, not just the latter. At the time, I thought to myself,… Read more...

Figuring Out Sex Toy Storage, Part 3: Oddball Options

24Lifehacker / 2h
As part of a continuing series exploring the wide world of sex toy storage options, today we’ll take a look at some of the more unusual options out there—things that go well beyond a nice little pouch to stash in a bedside table drawer. Read more...

We shot Portrait mode video with this iPhone app

61Mashable / 2h
Ever take a Portrait mode photo on your iPhone and wish you could do the same with video? Well, you're in luck, thanks to a new app called Focos Live . As 9to5Mac points out, other apps simulate background blur after the fact. That's not the case here. Focos Live utilizes “depth data" on the iPhone's front and rear cameras to create a live Portrait mode effect with video. I tested Focos Live to s

Pokemon GO Team Rocket balloon leaks and new codes

SlashGear / 2h
Today Pokemon GO Rocket (or Team Rocket, if you prefer) launched a balloon attack on the world! We’ve been reporting on this for the past week, exploring how Pokemon GO with this “balloon” mechanic could change the way the game is played. If Team Rocket is able to move around the map, like players can move around the map – … Continue reading

Aura bolsters security offerings with Pango acquisition

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
HotSpot Shield's parent company Pango has been acquired by the digital security company Aura for an undisclosed sum.

Memes Are Robbing Breonna Taylor of Her Story

100+Gizmodo / 2h
If you believe what you read on the internet , it’s a beautiful day to arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor. Read more...

Amazon Prime Video will finally offer one of Netflix’s most basic features

63Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Amazon Prime Video on an iPad Pro. (credit: Amazon ) At long last, Amazon Prime Video is catching up to competitors like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ with a key feature: user profiles. The feature is rolling out in the mobile and set-top box versions of the Prime Video app starting today. The feature allows multiple people sharing an Amazon Prime subscription to maintain separate watch hi

Eliminate Wasteful Sticky Notes With This Brilliantly Designed Desktop Whiteboard

Futurism / 2h
If you’re still using sticky notes to write yourself quick, temporary memos around your desk, there’s something you ought to know: with 50-billion sticky notes produced annually, they account for an unconscionable loss of trees on our planet. And as much as we all enjoy a well-placed sticky note from time to time, it’s time to seek out more Eco-conscious alternatives, like whiteboards . Of course

‘No code’ will define the next generation of software

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Alex Nichols Contributor Alex Nichols is a vice president at CapitalG , Alphabet's independent growth fund, where he focuses on growth stage investments in software. Jesse Wedler Contributor Jesse Wedler is a partner at CapitalG , Alphabet's independent growth fund, where he focuses on growth stage investments in software. It seems like every software funding and product announcement these days i

CEO chat: Sun Country Airlines fears a ‘rough’ September as travel uptick plateaus

35The Points Guy / 2h
Sun Country Airlines would appear set to benefit from the return of leisure flyers even as the majority of the airline industry continues to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic. The Minneapolis-based discounter is known for its sun runs between the Upper Midwest and warm weather destinations in places like California and Florida. Places with open spaces and beaches are just the types of plac

American Airlines ConciergeKey Changes: Concorde Room Access And Extra Confirmed Upgrades

View from the Wing / 2h
The best treatment at American Airlines goes to their top secret ConciergeKey level. They do not release much information about it publicly, but I've shared full details before. ConciergeKey is the ‘super secret’ level that George Clooney had in Up in the Air . With some of American's best ground services suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, they've also introduced two new opportunities: mo

Ubisoft is giving away 'Watch Dogs 2' on PC this weekend

200+Engadget / 2h
The Ubisoft Forward showcase that’s taking place this Sunday will offer more details on the likes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Hyper Scape , as well as some other upcoming Ubisoft titles. While you might be content to catch up with all of the news after the fact, Ubisoft is sweetening the pot for those who watch the event as it happens — live viewers can claim a free PC copy of Watch Dogs 2.

Logitech MX Keys and MX Master 3 Mouse Getting Apple Versions in August

Logitech Apple MX 3
How-To Geek / 3h
Today, Logitech announced a new Master Series keyboard and mouse with Mac digital creators in mind, which will be available in August. Though the original MX Keys keyboard and MX Master 3 mouse already work with both Apple and Windows devices, these new versions are geared to Apple users and tuned for “speed and precision.” It doesn’t hurt that they have a Space Gray finish to match your other Ap

Amazon Rolls Out User Profiles for Prime Video

25How-To Geek / 3h
After years of waiting, Amazon is rolling out user profiles for households that share Prime accounts. Starting today, you and your family can create up to six Prime Video profiles with personalized recommendations, watch history, season progress, and parental controls. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Roku's New Live TV Channel Guide Pulls in Your Premium and OTA Channel Feeds

50How-To Geek / 3h
Roku is already one of the best streaming media platforms you can add to your TV, and if you’re a cord-cutter, it’s about to get better. The company just added a Live TV Channel Guide that looks much like yesteryear’s TV Guide. But this guide pulls in feeds from premium subscriptions like Hulu and HBO and over-the-air (OTA) channels from an antenna. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gmail for iPad Now Supports Split View Multitasking

Google Gmail Split View
25How-To Geek / 3h
Tired of jumping between your iPad’s Gmail and Safari apps for promo codes and password resets? Google just added Split View multitasking to its Gmail app, so you can quickly set Gmail side-by-side with your browser, a notes app, or your photo gallery. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The 64 GB Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is Only $250 at Walmart

How-To Geek / 3h
I love the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet. It’s easily the best Chrome OS tablet on the market right now, but it’s also just an excellent Chromebook to keep around. At full retail, it’s already an incredible value, but if you’re looking for an even better deal, $250 is an absolute steal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

SlashGear / 3h
Earlier this week, Tencent announced that PUBG Mobile would be getting a new map. New maps aren’t the rarity in PUBG that they may be in other battle royale games, but this new map was slated to be a special one. When Tencent made its announcement, it revealed Tivik, a new map made specifically for PUBG Mobile players using smartphones … Continue reading

With partnerships at major children’s hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app

100+TechCrunch / 3h
When Manatee founder Damayanti Dipayana’s brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the family took all the steps to ensure that he was properly cared for. All of the things that could have been an obstacle to getting treatment weren’t for Dipayana’s family. A comfortably middle class background, a supportive family and ready access to care were all available, but still the therapy did

The best gear to help you stay fit during the school year

42Engadget / 3h
Whatever the future holds for how we go to school, it’s likely that we’ll still spend long nights studying, or partying, or just learning how to adult . One risk to that is the freshman 15, where the lack of properly-balanced meals and time to exercise results in you piling on the pounds. That’s why we’ve put together a list of fitness gear that could help you swerve one rite of passage that, for

New video format 'halves data use of 4K and 8K TVs'

H.266 Video Fraunhofer
500+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The H.266 standard was developed by Apple, Microsoft and Huawei, but faces competition.

Audi A9 e-tron tipped as radical electric flagship for 2024

Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron
SlashGear / 3h
Audi put together its Artemis team to shake up how high-tech electric vehicles are developed, and the first example of that in action is tipped to be a lavish flagship fit to take on the best of Mercedes, BMW, and other high-end brands. Announced back in May, Artemis is Audi’s experiment at EV fast-tracking, bypassing the current vehicle development process … Continue reading

This Cellist Performs Badass Arrangements of Your Favorite Theme Songs

100+Lifehacker / 3h
A professional cellist has figured out exactly what we all need right now—our favorite TV, movie and video game theme songs arranged into 8- or 10-part cello compositions, performed entirely by her. Read more...

Autonomous driving startup turns its AI expertise to space for automated satellite operation

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Hungarian autonomous driving startup AImotive is leveraging its technology to address a different industry and growing need: autonomous satellite operation. AImotive is teaming up with C3S, a supplier of satellite and space-based technologies, to develop a hardware platform for performing AI operations onboard satellites. AImotive’s aiWare neural network accelerator will be optimized by C3S for u

Kerry Washington is coming to Disrupt 2020

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Kerry Washington’s fingerprints are all over Hollywood. The Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director and producer has touched myriad projects, from her role as Olivia Pope on “Scandal” (where she was the first African American woman since 1974 to headline a network drama) to her production of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” and Netflix’s “American Son” (she starred in both, as well).

New iPhone 12 clues show massive win for fans of retro design

Apple 14 iPhone 12
SlashGear / 3h
If you’ve not purchased an iPhone since the iPhone 4 because you didn’t like the look of all subsequent Apple phones, you’re in luck. If the latest batch of rumors and image leaks are accurate, the iPhone 12 (in three distinct sizes) might be right up your alley. The iPhone 12 is rumored to roll with four different models in … Continue reading

UFC 251 live stream: Usman vs Masvidal details and how to watch online Saturday

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The welterweight title is on the line on "Fight Island" this weekend - here's how to watch UFC 251 online and get a Usman vs Masvidal live stream from anywhere.

This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease—Without Crispr Gene Editing

200+Wired / 3h
Tessera Therapeutics is developing a new class of gene editors capable of precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA—something that Crispr can’t do.

Choice Privileges Selling Points For 25% Off

300+One Mile at a Time / 3h
Choice Privileges has rolled out its newest promotion on purchased points, which has the potential to represent a good value. Buy Choice Privileges points for 25% off Through Sunday, August 16, 2020, Choice Privileges is offering a 25% discount on purchased points . You receive a 25% discount as long as you purchase at least 3,000 points in one transaction. At least that’s the bonus I see on the

How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds ‘product-first’ founders

100+TechCrunch / 3h
Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in “product-led” founders. Launched back in 2012, when there was a shortage of institutional capital at seed stage in Europe and micro VC was a novelty in the region, Connect Ventures invests in B2B and consumer software across Eu

Audi says its Q4 Sportback e-tron concept has a 'sexy back'

Audi Q4 Sportback Tron
200+Engadget / 3h
Audi wants to give prospective buyers of its electric Q4 SUVs plenty of options, so it has just unveiled the Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept — a “sexy back” coupĂ© version of the Q4 E-Tron SUV it unveiled last year. The two vehicles will share Audi’s modular electrification platform (MEB), meaning the Sportback will pack an 82 kWh battery with 280 miles (WLPT) of range. It also shares the same 225kW e

Audi drops a new electric Q4 e-tron Sportback crossover—on sale in 2022

Audi Q4 Sportback Tron
24Ars Technica / 3h
Party up top, business down below—the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback is a new electric crossover due in 2022. [credit: Audi ] The plan to rapidly electrify a post-diesel Volkswagen Group relies on a similar strategy to the plan that made it the world's second-largest automaker: design a flexible, extensible vehicle architecture, then use that across multiple brands to build a dizzying array of cars, cr

Managed service providers facing more attacks than ever before

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The US Secret Service has issued a security alert warning MSPs and their customers about a recent increase in cyberattacks.

What Does Simp Mean?

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
An insult takes a dizzying trip through rap, men’s rights, misogyny and TikTok.

4G internet balloons take off over Kenya

Alphabet Loon Kenya
200+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The service has been delayed for two years but is now being rushed out to help in the coronavirus crisis.

Keystone XL Is Blocked for Now, but the SCOTUS Ruling Helps 70 Other Pipelines

44Gizmodo / 3h
Climate justice activists have had an ecstatic start to the week. In a 24-hour period, three major planned fossil fuel pipelines were delayed or possibly cancelled altogether: Developers cancelled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Sunday, a court ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline be cancelled on Monday, and just hours… Read more...

Sunrun’s $3.2 billion Vivint Solar bid challenges Tesla’s energy ambitions

92TechCrunch / 3h
Tesla’s 2014 acquisition of SolarCity turned the electric vehicle manufacturer into the undisputed largest player in residential solar, but that lead has steadily eroded as its major competitor, Sunrun , surged ahead with more aggressive plans. Now with the $3.2 billion dollar acquisition of the residential solar installation company, Vivint Solar , Sunrun looks to solidify its place in the top s

Internet Powers Collide in Hong Kong

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
Tech giants suspend handing over information to Hong Kong, setting up a collision with China.

Instagram rolls out pinned comments to everyone

Instagram Comments
80Engadget / 3h
Instagram is giving users some more control over the conversation on their photos and videos. It started testing pinned comments in May alongside its comment filtering tools , and now it’s rolling out the feature to everyone. Today we’re rolling out pinned comments everywhere. đź“Ś That means you can a pin a few comments to the top of your feed post and better manage the conversation. pic.twitter.c

A Paralyzing Childhood Disease Is Set to Surge This Summer, but Coronavirus Precautions Could Stop It

50Gizmodo / 4h
Outbreaks of an infectious, polio-like disease have popped up every other summer in the U.S. since 2012. This year, the viral illness would have been expected to surge yet again—but the widespread measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus may also prevent large spikes of the paralyzing condition it can… Read more...

Adobe tests an AI recommendation tool for headlines and images

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Team members at Adobe have built a new way to use artificial intelligence to automatically personalize a blog for different visitors. This tool was built as part of the Adobe Sneaks program, where employees can create demos to show off new ideas, which are they showcased (virtually, this year) at the Adobe Summit . And while the Sneaks start out as demos, Adobe Experience Cloud Senior Director St

Marriott Hotel Erupts In Flames After Lightning Strikes

32View from the Wing / 4h
Marriott’s TownePlace Suites near George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon in Virginia caught fire at 1:13 a.m. this morning. A hotel guest – standing outside the property at the time – notified the manager who called 911. Since the fire was on the roof, there was no smoke alarm. Continue reading ...

Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Last week was, for most Americans, a four-day work week. But a lot still happened in the security world. The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agencies warned of two critical vulnerabilities — one in Palo Alto’s networking tech and the other in F5’s gear — that foreign, nation state-backed hackers will “likely” exploit these flaws to get access to networks, steal data or spread malware. Plus, the F

The best laptops to use for schoolwork and gaming

62Engadget / 4h
There's never been a better time to be a PC gamer, especially when it comes to laptops. Gaming notebooks are lighter, more powerful and cheaper than ever before. They're particularly useful for students because their beefy hardware could be helpful for rendering video and doing any other school work that would make super-thin ultraportables sweat. You can find some general advice on choosing gami

Our Best Methods to Clean Stained Pots and Pans

60Lifehacker / 4h
No matter how hard you scrub or soak, your pots and pans remain stained, brown, and grimy. And while well-used pans are a sign of your cooking prowess (or at least, how often you cook), sometimes you just want to see your own reflection in the bottom of a skillet. Read more...

‘Mafia: Definitive Edition’ is delayed until September due to COVID-19

Mafia Edition September
72Engadget / 4h
If you were hoping to play Mafia: Definitive Edition later this summer, you’ll have to wait just a little longer. Today, 2K Games announced that the re-make of the original 2002 game will arrive on September 25th, not August 28th as originally planned. Unsurprisingly, the delay is due to COVID-19. “Finalizing everything in time for that launch date has become increasingly challenging due to the o

Startling white dwarf study joins dots on life’s building block

SlashGear / 4h
A new theory could explain one of the biggest mysteries about how the Milky Way and other galaxies were created, exploring the role white dwarf stars play in creating the building blocks of the universe. Carbon is an instrumental part of not only galactic formation but life, yet its origins in the Milky Way are still unclear. That’s not to … Continue reading

Mario Kart Tour: tricks, tips, and how collect all the characters and karts

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Mario Kart Tour is available on iOS and Android, and if you follow this advice you'll be a master in no time.

This Luxury Nuclear Apocalypse Bunker Has a Swimming Pool, Movie Theater and Sauna

1KFuturism / 4h
Apocalypse in Luxury While humanity is still dealing with an ongoing pandemic of disastrous proportions, some Americans are preparing for a very different doomsday scenario: waiting out a nuclear winter inside luxurious underground bunkers. CNET ‘s Claire Reilly recently got an exclusive look at just how lavish this kind of apocalyptic lifestyle could be — if you can afford it, that is. Survival

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

Slack Day
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The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.

Our First Look at Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Appears to Confirm Almost Every Design Rumor

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
20Gizmodo / 4h
Just last week, renders allegedly showing the unreleased Galaxy Note 20 appeared on Samsung’s official Russian website. But now, it appears the Galaxy Note 20 has been photographed in the wild for the first time, confirming details we’ve gleaned from previous reports. Read more...

Scientists Speak Out Against China’s GATTACA-esque DNA Collection

200+Futurism / 4h
Last month, news broke of the horrifying scope of China’s plan to build a genetic database of every man and boy in the country. For years, police have been harvesting blood samples from men and schoolchildren in order to build a gigantic, genetic family tree that the state claims is meant to aid law enforcement. Once China hits roughly 70 million samples, which is ten percent of the country’s mal

Uber grocery delivery begins a slow roll out in a crowded space

Uber Postmates Canada US
SlashGear / 4h
The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly increased the demand for delivery services, particularly grocery delivery. Uber sees a chance to capitalize on that increased demand, announcing today that it’s introducing grocery delivery in certain regions of North America. Uber is doing grocery delivery in a partnership with Cornershop, and at first, it’ll only be available in “select cities” in Latin America

Warrior Nun Is the Patron Saint of Boring Chosen Ones

82Gizmodo / 4h
Netflix’s adaptation of Ben Dunn’s Warrior Nun Areala is a series that wants you to have faith. Not necessarily faith in the biblical divinity or hellish demons that drive the uneven plot forward over 10 episodes, but faith in the narrative trope of an unsuspecting Chosen One ™ being called upon to save the humanity… Read more...

7 stellar online courses taught by Black instructors you can start today

64Mashable / 4h
Amid a global pandemic that's disproportionally hurting Black-owned small businesses , it's more important than ever to open your purse for Black entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives. And with a second wave of that same pandemic looking more and more likely for the U.S., enrolling in an interesting online class or workshop taught by a Black instructor stands to be one of the best ways to help Bl

New Samsung tablets tipped to match iPad Pro with 120Hz, 5G, S Pen

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
21SlashGear / 4h
It would seem that Samsung’s stepping up to the challenge set by Apple’s iPad Pro with a pair of new tablets this August. This new set of tablets is rumored to roll out at the same time, at Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked event, right alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G. That’s … Continue reading

OnePlus will reveal its latest smartphone in AR on July 21st

OnePlus Nord July 21
47Engadget / 4h
OnePlus is almost ready to stop the drip feed of info and properly reveal its latest lineup of more affordable smartphones. It will hold a virtual launch event for the OnePlus Nord line on July 21st at 10AM ET. The company is trying something a little different this time, though. Instead of checking out a YouTube stream, you can watch the event in augmented reality via the OnePlus Nord AR iOS and

You’ll now have more time to use Gogo Wi-Fi on many flights

The Points Guy / 4h
While Gogo’s satellite-based 2Ku service offers gate-to-gate connectivity — on some airlines, customers can use Wi-Fi to browse the web from the moment they board the plane — the company’s older ATG (Air-to-Ground) service connects to special cellular towers on the ground, that communicate with antennas on the belly of the plane . For more travel tips and news, sign up for our daily newsletter Un

Soak Your Watermelon in a Negroni

100+Lifehacker / 4h
Soaking watermelon in some sort of alcohol is hardly a new summer strategy. I’ve traditionally favored vodka or tequila—both of which are perfectly serviceable—as pretty much any single liquor can serve as a watermelon’s bathwater. But why stop at one when you could build a complete cocktail? That’s why this summer,… Read more...

13 Things You Can Buy to Beat the Summer Heat

20Gizmodo / 4h
The weird, rambunctious, and fragile human species was designed to operate safely within a very specific and narrow range of temperatures, and yet we’re constantly battling a massive fireball that just casually hangs out in the middle of our sky. And I’m no scientist, but apparently, it’s also supposed to help us… Read more...

Halo 3 is finally arriving on PC on July 14

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Microsoft has confirmed that Halo 3 will join The Master Chief Collection next week

NY-based autonomous reusable rocket startup lands Air Force contract

100+TechCrunch / 4h
New York-based startup iRocket has landed a contract award from the U.S. Air Force to develop and build its fully autonomous small payload rockets, which the company says will be able to launch and propulsively land both its first and second stages, with the potential of launching small payloads on demand in as little as 24 hours. iRocket is one of a few different companies looking to provide qui

18 tweets for people who have no concept of time anymore

67Mashable / 4h
Do you know what day it is? How about what time it is? No? That's OK! Neither do I. All I know for sure is that it's the year 2020, and everything feels never-ending. If you've lost all concept of time or frequently have trouble remembering what day of the week it is — let alone when to eat food, drink alcohol, or stop working — you're not alone. Living the quarantine life, consuming a painful am

Check Out Hi Fly’s New Cargo Airbus A380

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Portuguese wet lease airline Hi Fly is showing off its reconfigured A380 . Hi Fly’s unusual Airbus A380 Hi Fly is the first charter airline in the world to have an A380 , which is an awesome concept as an avgeek, but questionable otherwise. Hi Fly acquired this A380 after Singapore Airlines chose not to renew the lease on its first A380 after 10 years. The plane has the registration code 9H-MIP .

The cheapest Chromecast prices and deals in July 2020

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We check Chromecast prices from thousands of retailers every day so you always get the cheapest deals.

Shared hosting vs VPS hosting: Which package should I choose?

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Having trouble deciding which type of hosting to choose? We'll explain all the important differences here.

The best Beats headphones 2020: prices, sales and cheap deals

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We've checked the prices on every model of Beats, including iPhone XS compatible ones, so you can find the best prices.

Scientists: Flying By Venus to Get to Mars Would Be Cheaper, Faster

500+Futurism / 5h
A crewed mission to Mars is still many years out — if not decades. But as rocket technology makes massive strides, scientists are starting to wonder what the best way to get there could be. And one new idea, Space.com reports , involves a side trip to another of our star system’s planetary bodies. To make visits to the Red Planet cheaper and faster, scientists are arguing that making a Venus flyb

All the gear you need to game-stream like a pro

46Engadget / 5h
I have a sneaking suspicion that high school A/V clubs went out of fashion once teachers realized their students knew way more about emerging technologies than they did. It would’ve happened sometime in the late ’90s, as personal computers, the internet, cameras and microphones started to become widely accessible, and teenagers tinkering around in their bedrooms could single-handedly create digit

Magic Leap bets on ex-Microsoft exec to turn mixed reality tide

Magic Leap Microsoft
SlashGear / 5h
Magic Leap has found itself a new CEO, with the beleaguered augmented reality company looking to a former Microsoft exec to help turn itself around. Long the darling of Silicon Valley investors, Magic Leap promised a mesmeric world that blended reality with digital graphics, but its first hardware fell well short on the delivery. Magic Leap One combined a head-mounted … Continue reading

Fighting for missing miles put the kibosh on this family’s elaborate scheme

The Points Guy / 5h
What happens when you’ve got an award ticket that was significantly changed due to coronavirus-related service reductions? Most people can simply call up their airline and request to have their miles reinstated and taxes refunded. But not for fraudsters. One group of schemers tried calling the American Airlines reservations department at least 19 times in order to find an agent willing to redepos

Amazon Prime Video finally offers user profiles worldwide

84Engadget / 5h
Amazon Prime Video is finally offering personalized profiles to users worldwide. With the new feature, users can create their own Watchlist, get personalized recommendations and see their viewing progress. While Prime Video users will likely benefit, this is a pretty straightforward feature that other streaming services already offer, and it’s surprising that it took Amazon so long to introduce i

Everything you need to know about the virtual TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

100+TechCrunch / 5h
You may have heard that we’re taking our events virtual this year. And that means TC Sessions: Mobility is going virtual as well. This won’t just be one long webinar. We have some technical tricks up our sleeves that will bring all of what you’d expect from our in-person events, from the informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews to the networking and even a pitch-off session. While

Nvidia’s Ampere GPUs come to Google Cloud

92TechCrunch / 5h
Nvidia today announced that its new Ampere-based data center GPUs, the A100 Tensor Core GPUs, are now available in alpha on Google Cloud. As the name implies, these GPUs were designed for AI workloads, as well as data analytics and high-performance computing solutions. The A100 promises a significant performance improvement over previous generations. Nvidia says the A100 can boost training and in

Microsoft secretly seized domains used in COVID-19-themed email cyberattacks

Microsoft Android OS
200+TechCrunch / 5h
A court has granted a bid by Microsoft to seize and take control of malicious web domains used in a large-scale cyberattack targeting victims in 62 countries with spoofed emails in an effort to defraud unsuspecting businesses. The technology giant announced the takedown of the business email compromise operation in a Tuesday blog post . Tom Burt, Microsoft’s consumer security chief, said the atta

City builds open-access broadband network with Google Fiber as its first ISP

200+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Illustration of fiber-optic cables. (credit: Getty Images | Tetra Images) Google Fiber's wireline broadband is expanding to a new city for the first time in several years as part of a public-private partnership to build an open-access network that any ISP can use to offer service. The new network will be in West Des Moines, Iowa. Google Fiber " paused " plans to expand to new cities in

Get unlimited data with this OnePlus 7T Pro deal for an impressively low £32/pm

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OnePlus 7T Pro deals offer some awesome specs with no limits on data. All of that comes at £32 a month on the Three network.

Cloud hosting vs Shared hosting: What's the difference?

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Fasthosts' Neal Thoms explains the key differences between web hosting options

Samsung UV Sterilizer is like a germ-killing coffin of light

Samsung Sterilizer
SlashGear / 5h
Today Samsung revealed a wireless charging device called the Samsung UV Sterilizer. This device was manufactured by Samsung C&T, part of the official Samsung Mobile Accessory Partnership Program (SMAPP). This device is both a wireless charger for your phone and a cleaner of sorts… with UV light. The device is basically a plastic box with a button. You open the … Continue reading

Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

1KGizmodo / 5h
Florida is nearing a breaking point . The novel coronavirus pandemic has surged across the state, passing 200,000 cases over the July 4 weekend. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending Disney’s decision to reopen Disney World Resorts , calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though… Read more...

Tech meets fashion in Shami Oshun's stunning designs

72Mashable / 5h
Even though Shami Oshun grew up in the Bay Area with Silicon Valley basically across the street, when she first heard the term “3D printing” in high school she had no idea what that meant. Her interest was piqued, so she took a summer class to learn the ins and outs of the trade. Inspired by Iris van Herpen’s integration of 3D printing into haute couture, Oshun saw the possibilities of the techno

Magic Leap appoints Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson as its new CEO

Magic Leap Johnson
39Engadget / 5h
Magic Leap is hoping that a new CEO can help turn things around at the struggling mixed-reality headset company. Peggy Johnson, Microsoft's executive vice-president of business development, will take the reins on August 1st. Johnson brings more than 30 years of industry experience to her new role. She has a background as an electrical engineer and held a number of leadership positions during a 24

Beyond the AI hype cycle: Trust and the future of AI

20MIT Technology Review / 5h
There’s no shortage of promises when it comes to AI. Some say it will solve all problems while others warn it will bring about the end of the world as we know it. Both positions regularly play out in Hollywood plotlines like Westworld, Carbon Black, Minority Report, Her, and Ex Machina . Those stories are compelling because they require us as creators and consumers of AI technology to decide whet

What is #BlackoutDay2020? Here's what you need to know.

200+Mashable / 5h
The Blackout Day on July 7 isn't the same as the movement that caused Instagram to be covered in black squares last month. This latest Blackout Day isn't about social media at all. Rather, it's about the power of money and how we choose to spend it. With the mid-pandemic economy as volatile as it is, every dollar is particularly valuable. On July 7, organizers are asking people to refrain from sp

Showmax expands with Showmax Pro

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Showmax are adding more live content to this expanded version of its streaming platform

Xbox Series X needs a big win against the PS5

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July 23's Xbox Games Showcase is a big moment for the Xbox Series X in reclaiming ground from the PS5.

This Company Is Making Corporate Training Videos Using Deepfakes

36Futurism / 5h
Automated Actors Studios are running into trouble navigating coronavirus lockdowns, to say nothing of the health risks that currently make holding video shoots a particularly bad idea. That means a shortage of media for companies that might need new instructional videos, promotional materials, or any other footage. That’s why, Wired reports , more companies are investigating a high-tech workaroun

Why managed web hosting is better for businesses

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DreamHost's David Andrews explains how managed website hosting can help simplify the process of keeping your site up and running.

TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Offering Status Match

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
This year TAP Air Portugal is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and as part of that we’re seeing more promotions through its frequent flyer program, Miles&Go. TAP’s goal is to expand its membership base, especially outside of Portugal. TAP Air Portugal has just introduced a great new status match promotion, which might be of interest to many. TAP Air Portugal status match promotion TAP Miles&Go h

Apple Music’s time-synced lyrics arrive on Samsung Smart TVs

Apple Music Samsung
45Engadget / 5h
This spring, Samsung made Apple Music available on its smart TVs , becoming the first third-party smart TV platform to do so. Now, Samsung is adding Apple Music’s real-time synced lyrics to its Smart TVs, too. Beginning today, when customers with a 2018 to 2020 Samsung Smart TV begin playing a song through Apple Music, the real-time lyrics will appear. This feature is available for millions of so

Keep Extra Bottles of Sunscreen Anywhere You Might Need Them

63Lifehacker / 5h
A lot of us don’t wear sunscreen nearly as often as we should . Sometimes that’s because we don’t reapply it often enough (you should slather on more every two hours you are out and about in the sun, and more often if you’re swimming) or we don’t apply as much as we really need in the first place (you should be using… Read more...

Earth May Take Decades to Cool After We Cut Emissions

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Imagine an alternate reality where world leaders finally listened to the science and implemented measures to reduce greenhouse gases right now. Well, a new paper shows that at least a decade would pass before the world begins to cool down as a result. Depending on the level of emissions reduction, we may have to wait… Read more...

How to View a Saved Password in Firefox

24How-To Geek / 5h
Sometimes, you need to log in to a site on a different device or browser, but you’ve forgotten the password. If you’ve previously let Firefox store the password, you can easily retrieve it on Windows 10, Macs, and Linux. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OnePlus Will Reveal Its Affordable Nord Phone in an AR Event on July 21st

27How-To Geek / 5h
After drifting into the world of $1,000 phones, OnePlus is going back to its budget-friendly roots. The company’s new OnePlus Nord costs less than $500 and runs on a Snapdragon 765 5G processor. OnePlus plans to show off the Nord in an augmented reality event on July 21st. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Are Containers Worth the Headache?

How-To Geek / 5h
Containers are a Unix concept that allows applications to be packaged with all their required dependencies into one easy-to-run image. This has resounding benefits for a DevOps workflow, but is it worth the extra hassle? Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Sega’s next retro hardware is a 1/6th-scale multi-game arcade cabinet

Sega Neo Geo Mini 36
70Ars Technica / 5h
Trying to imagine telling my 12-year-old self that this would one day exist. After the release of the Genesis Mini and the recent announcement of the Game Gear Mini , Sega doesn't show any signs of slowing down its plans for miniature retro hardware releases. The company's next entry in the space is the newly announced Astro City Mini, a tiny arcade cabinet set to sport 36 Sega arcade titles. Jap

OnePlus Nord release date event meets first phone imagery

OnePlus Nord July 21
SlashGear / 5h
Today OnePlus released the details of their first OnePlus Nord event, the event at which the first OnePlus Nord smartphone will get revealed and tapped with a release date. The NORD branding is in place, and the first images of the phone have been shared. This device is set to remind the world of the origins of the OnePlus brand … Continue reading

Halo 3 PC release date confirmed

Halo 3 Master July 14
SlashGear / 6h
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has proven to be a very busy year for 343 Industries. Throughout the year, the company has been bringing various Halo games to PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It all began in December with the PC release of Halo: Reach, which was shortly followed by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo … Continue reading

The best cheap Amazon Fire Stick prices and deals for July 2020

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Don’t get burned when buying a new Amazon Fire TV device. Here’s how to get a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Cube for less.

An extended interview with Star Control creators Fred Ford & Paul Reiche III

29Ars Technica / 6h
Directed by Sean Dacanay, edited by Marcus Niehaus. Click here for transcript . In December of 2018, Ars was lucky enough to sit down with Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III—a pair of designers who have worked on a ton of amazing games but who are probably known best by geeks of a certain age as the creators of the Star Control series. Paul and Fred (one quickly begins referring to them with a single

Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Google Docs Sheets
80Engadget / 6h
Google is adding dark mode, or “dark theme support,” to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android, it announced today . Users will be able to select the dark theme in settings or toggle the feature on and off in each app. As in other apps, this should make Docs, Sheets and Slides more usable in low-light environments and help conserve battery life. Google has been a bit slow to roll out dark mode

The best organization apps for students

42Engadget / 6h
There's a lot to keep track of while you’re a student. Lecture notes, exam dates, essays and group projects -- it's more than most human brains can handle on their own. If you're the type of person that struggles to stay organized or who wants to finesse an already-robust productivity system, read on. We've broken down the best organizational tools that can help you stay on top of academic life,

Amazon adds ‘hands-free’ Alexa to its Alexa mobile app

Amazon Free Alexa App
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon is making it easier for mobile users to access its Alexa virtual assistant while on the go. The company announced today it’s making it possible to use Alexa “hands free” from within its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android, meaning customers will be able to use Alexa to make lists, play music, control their smart home devices and more, without having to touch their phone. Customers can fir

Amazon Prime Video finally launches user profiles to all customers worldwide

Amazon Summer Fire
200+TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon’s Prime Video is finally adding a feature that’s long since become a standard for streaming video services: user profiles. With profiles, Prime Video users will have access to their own Watchlist, personalized recommendations, and they’ll be able to track their own viewing progress, similar to rival services, like Netflix. Customers can create up to six profiles for their household members

Quaestor is reinventing business metric collaboration for the startup party-round era

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Business is the foundation, of, well, business. For startups, finding a working business model and honing it through decision-making, smart hires and relentless focus on the right metrics can be the difference between building a scalable company and collapsing into the next Luckin Coffee . Given how important business performance and finance is, it’s not uncommon in the early days of a startup to

Zoom announces new Hardware as a Service offering to run on ServiceNow

Zoom Hardware Service
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Zoom announced a new Hardware as a Service offering today that will run on the ServiceNow platform. At the same time, the company announced a deal with ServiceNow to standardize on Zoom and Zoom Phone for its 11,000 employees in another case of SaaS cooperation. For starters, the new Hardware as a Service offering allows customers, who use the Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms software, to acquire relate

The best cheap Amazon Echo prices, deals and sales for Alexa in July 2020

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Amazon Echo deals for the smart speaker range are never far away. We're here to make sure you don't overpay for an Alexa speaker.

ESPN+: Everything you need to know about the sports-focused streaming service

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ESPN's standalone streaming service brings UFC, NHL, MLB, MLS and much more - discover all you need to know about ESPN+ here.

Congress may allow NASA to launch Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy

85Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / A full-scale prototype of the high-gain antenna on NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. (credit: NASA) The US House of Representatives released its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget for NASA on Tuesday, funding the agency at $22.63 billion. This is the same amount of funding that was enacted for NASA's budget this year. This is just the beginning of the budget process, of course. The White

United Airlines plans new Hong Kong, Tel Aviv routes from Chicago

21The Points Guy / 6h
United Airlines plans to launch two new routes to Hong Kong and Tel Aviv in September, as the carrier continues to slowly return to long-haul international markets even as the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating. The Chicago-based Star Alliance carrier will offer its first-ever nonstop between Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Tel Aviv (TLV) from September, United said. The flights will operate

10 Video Games That Can Replace Traditional Summer Activities

56Lifehacker / 6h
It’s going to be an endless summer, and not in a cool “surfer-movie-from-the-1960s” way. You and your kiddies are looking at two more months of very little social contact and a lot of indoor time. Luckily, playing video games all day is just as fun as normal summertime activities like camping, traveling and… Read more...

AirPods 3 design change could see Apple borrow Pro tech

Apple Kuo AirPods Pro
SlashGear / 6h
Apple is planning to change how it builds its wireless earbuds, a shift that could make a big difference to AirPods 3 which are expected to arrive in 2021. The design shakeup could see the new AirPods borrow features from their more expensive AirPods Pro siblings, as well as embrace a different aesthetic for the first time since the entry-level … Continue reading

Apple's own CPU could make new MacBooks cheaper than ever

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Apple savings could mean cheaper MacBooks in future.

Elon Musk taunts Tesla critics as stock soars to new highs

JPMorgan Tesla TSLA
100+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Tesla's stock leapt above $1,400 for the first time on Tuesday morning—a nearly 50 percent increase over the price just a week earlier. As of publication time, Tesla's stock has slumped a bit to around $1,380. That's still more than the stock was worth at any time before today and a six-fold jump from Tesla's share price a year earlier. The primary villains in Tesla's myth

Oh Dip, Magic Leap's Got a New CEO

Magic Leap Microsoft
24Gizmodo / 6h
Magic Leap has had it rough during the pandemic. In March, word got out that the struggling augmented reality company was looking for a buyer . A month later, it reportedly laid off roughly half its workforce . Another month passed and it somehow pulled an additional $350 million in funding out of nowhere. About a week… Read more...

The U.S. Government Is "Looking at" Banning Chinese Apps, Including TikTok

63How-To Geek / 6h
TikTok, the short-form video app and social network owned by ByteDance, is facing a rough time. Recently, India banned its citizens from accessing TikTok, and nearly 60 other popular Chinese apps, and now the U.S. may follow suit. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

'Halo 3' arrives on PC on July 14th

Microsoft Xbox XS July
100+Engadget / 6h
Almost 13 long years after it debuted on Xbox 360, Halo 3 is finally making its way to PC. You won’t have much longer to wait either, as it’ll arrive on Steam and the Microsoft Store on July 14th. Xbox Game Pass for PC members can claim it as part of their subscription. 343 Industries is edging ever closer to bringing the entire Halo: Master Chief Collection to PC . It’s only been a couple of mon

Citi Double Cash: More Valuable Than Ever Before

94One Mile at a Time / 6h
Understandably a lot of people are at least temporarily reassessing their approach to using credit cards. Some people are looking for ways to be more efficient with their strategy and spending, while others are looking to earn cash back rather than travel rewards. While I’m maintaining the same credit card strategy as before, I totally get the sentiment. That’s also exactly why I think the Citi®

As Palantir preps IPO, a look back at its growth history

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Yesterday evening Palantir, the quasi-secretive data mining and analysis firm, publicly announced that it has privately filed to go public. The disclosure came in the wake of Palantir raising new capital , taking on hundreds of millions of dollars before its planned public offering. According to Crunchbase data, Palantir has raised billions while private, making its debut a marquee affair in the

What is OLED? Black levels, burn-in, and contrast ratios explained

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
These organic LED panels are here to stay – but what is OLED, and what do you need to know about the TV technology?

View of the Pearl Street Bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan....

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
View of the Pearl Street Bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Printed on front: “Pearl Street Bridge, looking west, Grand Rapids, Michigan.” Printed on back: “Pub. by the Wayne Calendar and Novelty Co., Fort Wayne, Ind.” Handwritten on back: “Dear Mommy, Happy Birthday. Send me my brown slacks. Betsy.” Card is postmarked July 7, 1938. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Libr

Uber adds groceries to its growing food delivery options

Uber Postmates Canada US
100+Engadget / 6h
A global pandemic in which unnecessary travel is discouraged seems like the worst time to own a travel company. Uber is, however, trying to make some cash by leveraging its network of drivers and vehicles by turning them from people movers into couriers. Today, the company announced that it would begin offering grocery delivery -- to selected cities -- from within its main apps. The hope is that,

Petnet charges new $30 annual fee for a service that still doesn’t work

61Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Example of how your furry friend may react to your automated pet feeder being offline. Not pictured: Insistent, deeply annoyed meowing. (credit: Catherine Falls Commercial | Getty Images ) It has not been a good year for customers of Petnet's cloud-connected automated pet-feeder system. After a rough spring, with multiple prolonged service outages, the company tried a last-ditch plea to

Robot delivers wine to your door at California hotel

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

Compare Multiple Job Offers With This Salary Calculator

65Lifehacker / 6h
Looking for a job is hard, but the stress doesn’t stop once you finally get an offer. It can be tempting to just say “yes” to the first offer you get, especially these days when the job market seems to be drying up, but you still need to make sure you’re happy with the deal you’re being offered—or even that the job… Read more...

Watch an army of Spot and Pepper robots cheerlead a baseball game in an empty stadium

200+TechCrunch / 6h
NPB games are known for engaging antics that extend well beyond the play on the field. But what’s to be done in the era of COVID-19, when baseball is played in front of an empty stadium? For many — including Korea’s KBO League and the upcoming shortened MLB season — cardboard cutouts are an attempt to bring something familiar to the otherwise surreal experience. Japan, on the other hand, is leani

How to Quickly Show Your Desktop on Mac

31How-To Geek / 6h
If you store work files on your desktop, you might be minimizing windows to view the desktop. Or you might want to view the desktop to quickly hide an app window. Here’s how to quickly show your desktop on Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Manage an SSH Config File in Windows and Linux

How-To Geek / 6h
Your SSH config file allows you to define specific settings for each SSH host that makes connecting to that host far easier. By defining many of these common, or uncommon, properties within the file, it eliminates the need to remember this parameter set each and every time a connection is needed. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

3 Ways to Mentally Prepare to Go Back to Work During a Pandemic

How-To Geek / 6h
Many people have spent two to three months either working from home or off work completely, and the thought of heading back into the daily grind in a still-pandemic-stricken world has them naturally a bit nervous. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Elon Musk Tweets Support For Startup That Exploded Rocket Launch

500+Futurism / 6h
Blast Off and Blow Up New Zealand-based spaceflight company Rocket Lab had a very bad day. Its 13th and most recent launch on July 3, ironically dubbed “Pics or It Didn’t Happen,” ended in disaster when the upper-stage of its Electron rocket experienced a failure shortly after liftoff. The rocket blew up, exploding seven pricey satellites into smithereens. But the startup still has friends in hig

This Free Noise Canceling App Mutes Background Noise on Your Conference Calls

Futurism / 6h
Now more than ever, people are working from home, which in turn means that more meetings and calls are being disrupted by those inevitable bursts of ambient noise from pets, kids, spouses, and whatever else is making noise while you’re trying to work. It may only be a momentary annoyance for those on the other side, but it’s mortifying to have that annoyance stem from your own home, especially if

Get two Amazon Echo Shows for $140 in an HSN bundle

26Engadget / 6h
Those who want to outfit a room or two with smart displays can get a couple of Amazon’s smaller Echo Shows for less at HSN. The online retailer has a bundle that includes one Echo Show 5 and one Echo Show 8 for $140, which is a great price and close to the sale prices we saw for both of those devices back in May. Buy Echo Show bundle at HSN - $140 If you were to buy each smart speaker separately

Moto G 5G Plus gives Motorola affordable midrange speed

Motorola 5 Plus Two
SlashGear / 6h
Motorola has released a new 5G phone, with the Moto G 5G Plus promising to be as affordable as the company’s other recent smartphones, but with support for high-speed data and a new selfie camera. It taps Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 to do that, with the X52 Modem. Availability plans for the US haven’t been confirmed, but Motorola says it does … Continue reading

The best smart speakers 2020: which one should you buy?

1KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The best smart speakers put AI voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri at the center of your home – but which one is right for you?

iPad deal alert: the 10.2-inch Apple iPad gets a $50 price cut at Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Snag this Apple iPad deal at Amazon while you can - the 10.2-inch latest model iPad is currently on sale for $279.

Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight

China Facebook Hong Kong
3KNYT > Technology / 7h
As the city grapples with new restrictions on online speech, American tech giants are on the front line of a clash between China and the United States over the internet’s future.

Polaroid's 40-inch TV is staggeringly cheap at just £199

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
After a cheap 40-inch TV? This Asda-exclusive Polaroid TV is retailing for just £199 at a 40-inch size.

The best gadgets for school under $50

80Engadget / 7h
You may already have the big ticket items you need for school, but you’ll probably need a few more things once the semester begins. This is especially true for those who aren’t heading back to campus immediately due to quarantine restrictions. Regardless of where your classes take place, there are some tools you may not realize you need until the last minute, as well as gadgets that could make yo

Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega Neo Geo Mini 36
SlashGear / 7h
Sega found a lot of success with its Sega Genesis Mini retro console, but back before the company was putting out home consoles, it was cutting its teeth in the arcade scene. Sega still makes arcade machines to this day, so its newest retro console comes as little surprise. Sega has revealed the Astro City Mini, a miniature arcade cabinet … Continue reading

Nayya, bringing transparency to choosing and managing healthcare plans, raises $2.7 million

100+TechCrunch / 7h
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator -backed Nayya is on a mission to simplify choosing and managing employee benefits through machine learning and data transparency. The company has raised $2.7 million in seed funding led by Social Leverage, with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures, Cameron Ventures, Soma Capital, as well as other strategic angels. The process of choosing an employer-

It's Not Healthy to Feel Super Guilty About Calories

60Lifehacker / 7h
Food can be fraught with emotion and meaning. When it’s labeled with a number of calories, even more so, because that number matches the food to your weight, your exercise habits, and your potentially complicated feelings about both. Read more...

European Nations May Waive Their Travel Ban If You Say You’re In Love

48View from the Wing / 7h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon CEOs to testify before Congress on July 27th

100+Engadget / 7h
A few days ago, it was revealed that tech’s biggest CEOs had agreed to testify at a House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing in late July. Now, the committee has an exact schedule for the event: It has announced that the hearing will take place on July 27th at 12PM ET and will be livestreamed through its official YouTube account. The committee has also reconfirmed that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos,

OnePlus 8T release date, price, news and leaks

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
We're expecting the OnePlus 8T to land towards the end of 2020. Here's what we know, and what we want to see.

Aeroplan Selling Miles With A 75% Bonus

400+One Mile at a Time / 7h
I’m so impressed by everything that Air Canada Aeroplan has been doing to engage members in the coronavirus era, ranging from extending elite status and even giving people the option to gift status to others , to providing innovative ways to earn status from home , to offering 50% off award redemptions . In May, Aeroplan got into the business of selling miles directly to consumers, as so many loy

How to download the iOS 14 public beta on your iPhone

Apple iPhone 12 14
99Mashable / 7h
Read more... More about Apple , Iphone , Ios , Smartphone , and Ios 14

Loon's balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya

Alphabet Loon Kenya
100+Engadget / 7h
A bit later than expected, Loon has finally launched its balloon-powered 4G internet service in Kenya. Through a partnership with Telkom Kenya, the balloons have served 35,000 customers and are covering about 50,000 square kilometres. Loon has been used to make voice and video calls, browse the web, email, text, access WhatsApp and stream YouTube. Loon plans to use a fleet of about 35 balloons in

New Galaxy Note 20 photos match up with Samsung's previous leak

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
93Engadget / 7h
An unhealthy dose of skepticism is required for today’s offering from the deities that oversee the world of technology leaks. A Twitter account by the name of Jimmy Is Promo purports to have images of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra out in the wild. We can’t be sure why this particular account would have scored such a unit, but the hardware does seem to look a lot like the earlier leak from Sa

Even More Rumors About Justice League Dark's Heroes Getting Standalone Movies

78Gizmodo / 7h
Cate Shortland discusses how Black Widow will carry on Nat’s legacy through Yelena. Kumail Nanjiani talks about what he wanted to bring to The Eternals ’ Kingo. Another familiar face is confirmed for Lucifer ’s final season. Plus, what’s to come on Snowpiercer ’s finale. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

Best large format displays of 2020: top large screens for your business

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Large format displays can be ideal for training, presentations, and conferencing where you need to involve groups of people. Here we feature the best currently on the market.

These AirPods-style true wireless earbuds are just £40 in incredible Amazon deal

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Amazon has slashed the price of the Urbanista Stockholm, a pair of AirPods-style true wireless earbuds.

How to Get Rid of Samsung's Ads on Your Galaxy Phone

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
100+Lifehacker / 7h
I don’t have a Samsung smartphone, but if I did, I’d be pretty pissed about paying anywhere from $1,000-$2,000 for a device that comes packed full of native advertising. Your not-so-meager investment apparently isn’t enough for Samsung, which has taken to filling its default apps on its devices full of ads. There are … Read more...

Gogo Lowers Minimum Altitude For Wifi Connectivity

39One Mile at a Time / 7h
Gogo is expanding the altitudes at which its inflight wifi offering can be used on both business jets and regional jets, which is great news for passengers. Gogo wifi will kick in at 3,000 feet Gogo is one of the world’s largest providers of inflight wifi. The company has different wifi offerings — looking at passenger jets in the US, there’s the 2Ku service, which has the highest speeds and also

Your credit card now has you covered if you forget to cancel a subscription service

36The Points Guy / 7h
2020 has been the year of streaming and subscriptions . For months, U.S. consumers were at home relying on subscription-based services as their main source of entertainment. With the travel outlook remaining depressed through the rest of the year, streaming and other at-home leisure activities will continue to remain higher than usual. Want more credit card news and travel advice from TPG? Sign u

California’s Firefighter Prison Camps go on Lockdown as Coronavirus Rages

100+Gizmodo / 7h
California’s wildland firefighting crew isn’t what it would usually be this time of year. The state depends on 2,200 incarcerated people to help work the fire line during wildfires. However, the coronavirus is ravaging through the state’s prison system. As a result, the California Department of Corrections and… Read more...

Researchers discover tiny dinosaur relative that lived 237 million years ago

SlashGear / 7h
Researchers have discovered a tiny relative to the dinosaur near Madagascar that lived about 237 million years ago. The tiny dinosaur relative is a newly described species called Kongonaphon kely, translating to “tiny bug slayer.” The small dinosaur relative would have been only about four-inches tall. Scientists believe that the newly discovered species could help explain the origins of flight …

Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys for Mac are made for Apple addicts

Logitech MX Mac Apple
SlashGear / 7h
Logitech has given its popular MX Keys and MX Master 3 keyboard and mouse duo a Mac-specific makeover, adding dedicated keys to suit Apple’s software. Based on the same core hardware that Logitech launched back in September 2019, the new peripherals work with both macOS and iOS. Unlike the black versions released late last year, these new Mac peripherals are … Continue reading

Motorola's newest smartphone is the cheapest 5G phone you can buy

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The Moto G 5G Plus is now the most affordable 5G phone around, available in some regions and coming to some more.

Best business tablets of 2020: top picks for productivity slates

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We select the best tablets for business users.

Coronavirus: Drone display says 'thanks' to key workers

1KBBC News - Technology / 7h
The light show in South Korea also reminded people to wash their hands.

Sega's Astro City Mini arcade cabinet comes with 36 games

Sega Neo Geo Mini 36
200+Engadget / 7h
With the Genesis Mini and Game Gear Micro , Sega is really into tiny consoles right now. It may have just outdone itself, however, with the launch of the Astro City Mini arcade cabinet (via The Verge ). It’s a shrunk-down version of Sega’s famous 1993 Astro City sit-down arcade cabinet , complete with a tiny screen and microswitch controls. It comes with 36 games, including confirmed Sega arcade

Aeroplan Selling Miles For 1.3 Cents/Apiece, Spending Counts Towards Elite Status

View from the Wing / 8h
Through July 12, Aeroplan will sell miles with a bonus of ‘up to’ 75%. They’ll sell you 1 million miles, double the usual limit. There's an extra kicker for those seeking elite status with Air Canada: the amount you spend buying miles with this promotion counts towards the airline's qualifying dollars requirement. Continue reading ...

The Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos is the perfect gift for rich crypto nerds

75Mashable / 8h
Rolls-Royce's new limited edition Wraith Kryptos is about to dig into the lucrative ultra-rich crypto nerd market. Assuming such a thing exists, of course. The Wraith Kryptos is more or less a regular Rolls-Royce Wraith, only it's adorned with an encrypted puzzle that only two people at the company know the answer to. Image: Rolls-Royce Owners who are interested in cracking the code will be able

High Earth Orbit Robotics uses imaging satellites to provide on-demand check-ups for other satellites

Earth One Summer
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Maintaining satellites on orbit and ensuring they make full use of their operational lifespan has never been more important, given concerns around sustainable operations in an increasingly crowded orbital environment. As companies tighten their belts financially to deal with the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19, too, it’s more important than ever for in-space assets to live up to their max pot

8 Black investors discuss the intersection of race, tech and funding

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Since the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers heightened awareness about racial justice, the experiences of Black people in tech — and the industry’s lack of racial diversity — are getting new attention. In the tech ecosystem at large, the industry is still predominantly white and male , and venture capital is no different. Just 3% of investment partners are Black, accord

Shared hosting vs WordPress hosting: Which plan should I choose?

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Confused about which of these two types of hosting you need? This primer will help you make what can be a difficult decision.

LG to announce six smartphones in India this year - a grand re-entry

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
LG is planning to come back to teh Indian smartphone market with six new devices starting this August.

AMD's Newest Processors Are So Good, But So Confusing

AMD Ryzen XT Intel
100+Gizmodo / 8h
If the consumer desktop processor market wasn’t already confusing enough, AMD’s 3000-series Ryzen lineup just grew by another three chips, bringing the total number to 13. Did AMD need refreshed versions of the Ryzen 9 3900X , Ryzen 7 3800X, and Ryzen 5 3600X processors it released last year? Not really, especially… Read more...

India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'

200+Wired / 8h
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.

The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)

100+Wired / 8h
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies? Why not start a record collection? Here are our favorite entry-level turntables to help you enjoy analog audio at home.

Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

100+Wired / 8h
As pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.

Motorola announces €349 5G phone for Europe, promises a sub-$500 model for US this year

Plus Motorola 5 US
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Last year Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 765, promising to usher in an era of low-cost 5G devices. Motorola, naturally, was more than happy to take advantage of the technology. While the company has been flirting with premium devices (with mixed results), budget devices will almost certainly be the company’s bread and butter for the foreseeable future. Today the Lenovo brand announced the laun

MonkeyLearn raises $2.2M to build out its no-code AI text analysis service

200+TechCrunch / 8h
A few years back, startups focusing on artificial intelligence had a whiff of bullshit about them; venture capitalists became inured to young tech companies claiming that their new AI-powered product was going to change the world as hype exceeded product reality. But in the time since, AI-powered startups have matured into real companies, with investors stepping up to fund their growth . In niche

Replenysh raises a $2 million seed round to streamline recycling for buyers and sellers

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Replenysh has been kicking since 2016, but up til now, the Orange County, California startup hasn’t done much press. That changes today, as the company announces that it has raised a $2 million seed round with the fairly lofty goal of transforming recycling in the U.S. A press release outlining Replenysh’s plans offers up plenty of information about what’s wrong with recycling here in the States.

Northflank announces $2.6M seed to create end-to-end DevOps workflow in cloud

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Northflank , a startup from a couple of guys in their 20s, has been working on a full-stack DevOps platform in the cloud since their first year at university in 2016. Today the startup announced a $2.6 million seed investment and the launch of that platform. The round was led by ​Kindred Ventures, ​Stride.VC​ and Amaranthine Partners with support from numerous CTO angel investors, who believe in

Koyeb is a serverless startup that ingests, processes and stores data with multiple cloud providers

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Meet Koyeb , a new French startup founded by Yann Léger, Édouard Bonlieu and Bastien Chatelard who have previously worked at Scaleway for many years. Koyeb is a serverless startup that helps you manipulate data in different ways without worrying about your server infrastructure. Competition has become incredibly fierce between cloud service providers, and Koyeb wants to take advantage of that. Yo

Instagram swaps out its ‘Activity’ tab for ‘Shop’ in new global test

Instagram Comments
200+TechCrunch / 8h
Instagram today is starting a small global test of the Instagram Shop tab, first announced this May, which allows Instagram users to shop from top brands and creators via a new tab in the app’s navigation bar with just one tap. Here, users will be able to filter products by categories, as they can today via the existing Shop experience within Instagram Explore. Though the company in May had also

Athlane looks to connect brands and esports streamers with a fresh $3.3 million in funding

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Athlane , the YC-backed company from the Summer ’19 cohort, is today ready to launch with a fresh $3.3 million in capital. Investors include Y Combinator, Jonathan Kraft (New England Patriots), Michael Gordon (President of Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club), Global Founders Capital, Romulus Capital, Seabed VC, and more. The startup originally positioned itsel

Motorola launches cheap 5G phone in Europe, commits to US release sometime this fall

Motorola 5 Plus Two
100+Mashable / 8h
The good news is Motorola is launching a really nice-looking 5G phone that won't bankrupt you. Americans might want to sit down for the bad news, though. Motorola's Moto G 5G Plus will launch in Europe on July 8. As you can tell from its name, the phone can connect to 5G networks — something a majority of big-name smartphones still can't do. As part of the same announcement, Motorola also committ

The Skullcandy Indy Fuel Earbuds Punch Above Their $100 Price Tag

21How-To Geek / 8h
One of the questions I get asked most often is “which true wireless earbuds do you recommend?” To which I usually reply with “what’s your budget?” I’ve had pretty set recommendations across a bunch of price points for a while now, but the Skullcandy Indy Fuel just shook things up in a big way. And, I love it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Configure NGINX for Basic Load Balancing

How-To Geek / 8h
NGINX is commonly used as a web server, but it also does a great job of acting as a reverse proxy and load balancer—a network device designed to handle the bulk of your traffic and route requests to multiple different web servers. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Create a Histogram in Microsoft Excel

How-To Geek / 8h
Histograms are a useful tool in frequency data analysis, offering users the ability to sort data into groupings (called bin numbers) in a visual graph, similar to a bar chart. Here’s how to create them in Microsoft Excel. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Making these decisions early on helped me build a lasting credit score while earning points and miles

20The Points Guy / 8h
When I first started my points and miles journey, I was a 20-year-old college sophomore who’d never held a credit card in my name before. I had big dreams of fancy first-class suites and luxury hotels , but I was also playing the long game. While I was primarily interested in racking up as many points and miles as humanly possible, I also wanted to build a sustainable credit score that would bene

If You Eat Out Right Now, Don't Be a Jerk

500+Lifehacker / 8h
Restaurants and bars are opening up across the country, and people sure are going to them! That is certainly a choice that I don’t feel comfortable making, but if you simply must go out right now and pay someone else to make and bring you your food, it’s very important that you don’t act like an unappreciative dweeb. Read more...

The best headphones, speakers and audio gear for students

52Engadget / 8h
Whether you need to tune in or tune out, having a solid set of headphones or earbuds will help make those commutes or walks around campus more enjoyable. And a noise-canceling model will block out distractions when you need to buckle down and study. We’ve compiled a list of the best options for students, along with speakers for your room or to use on the go. For the creators, we offer some sugges

Logitech K380 for Mac offers affordable style for your all-Apple desktop

Logitech MX Mac Apple
SlashGear / 8h
Logitech has whipped up an Apple-specific version of its affordable multi-device keyboard, with the K380 for Mac designed to easily integrate with your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Based on the venerable K380 wireless keyboard that Logitech first launched all the way back in 2015, this new version targets those who have gone all-in on Apple’s software. So, there are dedicated … Continue reading

Magic Leap has a new chief executive and it’s former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson

Magic Leap Microsoft
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Peggy Johnson, the former executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, has been named as the new chief executive of Magic Leap, the company said in a statement. Johnson, who will begin her new role on August 1, 2020, comes to Magic Leap after a thirty year career in the technology industry. It’s been a tumultuous 2020 for Magic Leap. Struggling to survive amid a cash crunch and

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide, characters, tips and cabin ideas

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is full of fun activities and items to collect, and with our guide, we’ll help you make the most of your campsite.

Ford Ranger Raptor will land in the US using the same EcoBoost V6 as the Bronco

2021 Ford Ranger Bronco
SlashGear / 8h
A new rumor has surfaced out of Australia that claims the highly desired Ford Ranger Raptor that was previously only available in Europe and Australia will be coming to the United States. According to the report, the Ranger Raptor is confirmed for the US, and it and the Bronco will feature turbo V6 engines. Presumably, those will be EcoBoost V6 … Continue reading

Uber grocery delivery launches in Latin America and Canada, US to follow later this month

Uber Cornershop Canada
100+TechCrunch / 8h
A day after acquiring Postmates for $2.65 billion, Uber has officially launched grocery delivery in select Latin American and Canadian cities. The initiative is the product of the also recently announced acquisition of Cornershop (still pending regulatory approval), back in late-2019. The Santiago, Chile-based startup brought grocery delivery to the Latin American market, before moving North to T

Magic Leap Hires Top Microsoft Executive as C.E.O.

Magic Leap Microsoft
500+NYT > Technology / 8h
Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft’s business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.

Useful Tool Lets You Secretly Rickroll Zoom Meetings So You Never Get Invited to Conference Calls Again

1KGizmodo / 8h
Creative technologist Matt Reed continues to make quarantine more bearable for all of us. First he blessed us with a tool that adds an AI-powered duplicate of yourself to Zoom meetings. His newest creation is perhaps even more useful, allowing you to Rickroll your co-workers. There’s a good chance your next Zoom… Read more...

TikTok: Chinese app may be banned in US, says Pompeo

US TikTok Chinese Pompeo
13KBBC News - Technology / 8h
US Secretary of State hints that Chinese apps - like TikTok - could be targeted.

India loses access to New York Times app, website - for one day

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The New York times app and website disappeared for users over some ISPs and following a Twitter backlash got reinstated in just over 30 hours.

Amazon Echo deals: Echo Plus down to its lowest price yet plus savings across the whole range

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Amazon Echo deals are cheaper than ever in the Summer Sale - this Echo Plus is now down to its lowest price yet.

Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 2000s

63Gizmodo / 8h
For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that , pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer . Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in… Read more...

Windows 10 Security PSA: Enable Automatic Store Updates

Microsoft Windows 10
100+How-To Geek / 8h
Microsoft sometimes distributes important security updates through the Microsoft Store. That’s the lesson we’re learning in July 2020, when Microsoft sent an important update for Windows 10’s HEVC codecs not via Windows Update but via the Store. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Get Started with Auto-Scaling Container Deployments on AWS ECS

How-To Geek / 8h
AWS’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a compute engine specifically designed for Docker containers. You can use it to deploy containers using underlying EC2 instances, or run a server-agnostic deployment on Fargate. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Protect Yourself (and Others) with a Geeky Fandom Face Mask

28How-To Geek / 8h
If you’re looking to upgrade your face mask choices, these geeky options make wearing a mask a little more fun. We gathered a few picks from popular fandoms so you can represent your favorites whenever you go out. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The coronavirus outbreak delays the arrival of one of the world’s biggest cruise ships

63The Points Guy / 8h
You’ll have to wait until next year to ride a roller coaster on a cruise ship. Citing construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic , Carnival Cruise Line on Tuesday pushed back the debut of its much-awaited, 180,000-ton Mardi Gras — a ship so big it’ll famously have room for a roller coaster on its top deck — to 2021. Currently being built at a shipyard in Turku, Finland, the 15-deck-hi

Sirius XM reportedly buying Stitcher to bolster its podcast efforts

90Engadget / 8h
Now that Spotify is throwing its money around trying to own podcasting, other online audio companies need to act fast. That’s why it’s plausible that Sirius XM is looking to buy Stitcher from its current owner, EW Scripps, to bolster its own spoken word business. The Wall Street Journal reports that a deal between Sirius and Scripps is close, with the fee pegged at around $300 million. For that c

The cheapest AirPod prices, sales, and deals in July 2020

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Looking for the best true wireless earbuds for the iPhone?

Human cell “membrane on a chip” may help fight coronavirus

SlashGear / 8h
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a new cell “membrane on-chip” that they say allows the continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with human cells. The scientists believe that the new human cell membrane on a chip will soon be used to test potential drug candidates to fight COVID-19. Scientists behind the project say that … Continue reading

2021 Lexus LS arrives with a mild facelift and new tech

2021 Lexus LS New 2020
SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Lexus LS is making headways with its redesigned styling and advanced technology. Upon first glance, it’s hard to decipher the changes given the new model is still part of the fifth-gen LS platform. But look closer and you’ll find redesigned headlights, new taillights, and a plethora of driver assistance systems courtesy of Lexus Teammate. “The LS, as a … Continue reading

What's the Best Mirrorless Camera for Both Photos and Video?

Gizmodo / 9h
Alright, sooooo ... you guys were right. The second wave put a damper in my travel plans . I still plan to move around a bit at some point to visit relatives I’ve been dying to see, however, and I’m not looking forward to using my nine-year-old beginner-level Canon DSLR ( T3i , I’m embarrassed to share) to capture the… Read more...

American Airlines’ Shocking Response To A DOT Complaint

74One Mile at a Time / 9h
I read Department of Transportation filings for fun, because I’m weird (and what’s covered in them is often relevant to what I write about, but I’m still weird). Anyway, if you’re not someone who usually reads this stuff, you need to make an exception. American Airlines has responded to a customer complaint filed with the Department of Transportation, and I’ve never seen anything like this before

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
100Wired / 9h
The newest Galaxy tablet is a decent iPad alternative in a field with few competitors.

Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

100+Wired / 9h
Making an autonomous vehicle is proving harder and costlier than many startups predicted. So they're teaming up with giants like Hyundai, Jaguar, and Ford.

The best Nintendo 3DS prices and deals in July 2020

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Browse all the best Nintendo 3DS XL, 2DS and New 2DS XL deals in one place.

OnePlus Nord launch date confirmed and it'll be a world's first - here's how to watch

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The OnePlus Nord gets an AR launch date, and 900 more units are being made available for pre-order.

Harry Styles is going to read us a bedtime story and it's exactly what we need right now

100+Mashable / 9h
There's something very soothing about Harry Styles' mellifluous voice. So soothing, in fact, that you'll soon be able to hear him read you a bedtime story. The One Direction star has voiced a sleep-encouraging story for meditation app Calm and you'll be able to listen to it from July 8. If you've ever had any trouble nodding off to sleep, you might already be familiar with Calm's Sleep Stories ,

The best study-from-home essentials to keep you on track

41Engadget / 9h
Even though a new school year begins in a few months, it’s not clear yet if all colleges will return to their pre-pandemic normal. Whether you’re forced to take virtual classes or you can attend them in person, it’s still a good idea to have a proper home-study environment. For starters, it’s important to have a dedicated work area -- definitely opt for a desk over the dining room table. If that’

Uber users will soon see a 'grocery' button in ride-hailing, Eats apps

Uber Cornershop Canada
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Uber started as a ride-hailing app in 2009, but it expanded into restaurant delivery in 2014. Now, it's offering groceries. On Tuesday, Uber added grocery delivery in its app through Chilean startup Cornershop . To begin, users in 19 Latin American and Canadian cities can use the new option to buy groceries from major stores like Walmart, Metro, Lider, Jumbo, and others. By the end of this month,

OnePlus announces OnePlus Nord announcement, which will happen in AR

OnePlus Nord July 21
100+Mashable / 9h
OnePlus is really milking all it can from the upcoming OnePlus Nord launch. The brand has slowly trickled info about the upcoming mid-range smartphone in form of vague social media mentions and teasers , and now it's officially announcing the phone's announcement, which will happen at 10 a.m. ET on July 21. To OnePlus' credit, the announcement itself is fairly interesting as it'll happen in augme

Several Airlines Took PPP Loans On Top Of CARES Act Bailouts

24View from the Wing / 9h
Now that the Small Business Administration has released detail on the businesses receiving $150,000 or more in "PPP" loans, I was curious to see if there was any 'double dipping' by airlines, taking advantage of their own dedicated payroll support and also PPP funds which were meant to allow small businesses to continue to pay their employees. It turns out there were at least 10. Continue reading

Alphabet’s Loon launches its balloon-powered Kenyan internet service

Alphabet Loon Kenya
200+TechCrunch / 9h
Alphabet’s Loon has officially begun operating its commercial internet service in Kenya . This is the first large-scale commercial offering that makes use of Loon’s high-altitude balloons, which essentially work as cell service towers that drift on currents in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Loon’s Kenyan service is offered in partnership with local telecom provider Telkom Kenya, and provides cellu

How the New Control Center in macOS Big Sur Works

30How-To Geek / 9h
Apple has redesigned macOS yet again with macOS Big Sur. In one of its sweeping interface changes, Big Sur introduces a new iPhone-style Control Center to the menu bar. Here’s everything Control Center in macOS Big Sur can do. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft and Zoom join Hong Kong data 'pause'

1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
Firms join others in saying they are not currently complying with government requests for user data.

Unlimited data SIM only deals have come way down in price across a few networks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Looking for unlimited data SIM only deals? There are a host of great offers from Three, Smarty and Vodafone right now.

US government 'considering' TikTok ban

US TikTok Chinese Pompeo
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TikTok among several Chinese apps that could be banned by US.

The features, uses and importance of domain hosting

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Bouncegate's Ekalavya Hansaj explains what business owners need to know when selecting a domain name and hosting plan.

20 best Chromecast apps for Google's streaming puck

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Spend less time looking for the best Chromecast apps and more time watching your favorite TV shows.

The rise and fall of Adobe Flash

400+Ars Technica / 9h
Soon, Adobe itself will remove Flash Player from computers, too. Few technologies have yielded such divisive and widespread passion as Flash. Many gush over its versatility and ease of use as a creative platform or its critical role in the rise of web video. Others abhor Flash-based advertising and Web design, or they despise the resource-intensiveness of the Flash Player plugin in its later year

Why banks are struggling to assess creditworthiness during the coronavirus pandemic

The Points Guy / 9h
It’s no secret that banks tighten their approval standards when the economy is in a recession, as well as taking steps like lowering customers’ credit limits to reduce their overall risk and exposure. (Photo by bernie_photo/Getty Images) While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has pushed the U.S. into its third recession of the millenium (following the dot com crash in the early 2000s and the mort

Microsoft acquires Surface Duo Android dev house for future work

Microsoft Android OS
27SlashGear / 9h
It’s not uncommon for tech companies to put out products that never get a sequel, either because it didn’t become popular or didn’t sell well or even both. Sometimes, those one-off products don’t even get their due support as far as customer service or, in the case of computing devices, software updates go. Consumers look for signs that a company … Continue reading

Managed vs Unmanaged Hosting

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Looking to upgrade your hosting experience? Here is all you need to know.

Berlin’s Cavalry Ventures closes €80M, backed by DACH founders and EIF

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Cavalry Ventures , the Berlin-based early-stage venture fund which was the lead inceptor into BRYTER, has closed its second fund of €80M, more than 3.5x the size of its maiden fund. Geared somewhat like a large Angel syndicate, Cavalry’s LPs tend to be active founders and other LPs in early-stage funds in the DACH region, and the fund is best known for its focus on key SaaS and B2B infrastructure

The Morning After: NASA's Curiosity rover plots a 'road trip' on Mars

83Engadget / 10h
Surprise, surprise — the $2.65 billion Uber–Postmates deal we mentioned yesterday is happening . While those two try to figure out how to turn a profit from food delivery, NASA has set a course for the Curiosity rover’s “summer road trip.” NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS The Martian robot’s destination is Mount Sharp’s “sulfate-bearing unit,” using its automated driving capabilities to find the best path.

PUBG Mobile’s new Livik map update is now available

Pubg Mobile Livik 14
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
PUBG Mobile has been updated to version 0.19 which finally adds the new Livik map and brings other bug fixes.

A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

300+Wired / 10h
Adam Kucharski wrote The Rules of Contagion before Covid-19. He talks about misinformation, bank failures, and coming up with hypotheses during a crisis.

Keeping Up With the Coronas—or Why the Virus Is Winning

200+Wired / 10h
The climb in global cases is relentless. So what’s corona got that we don’t?

Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool

200+Wired / 10h
Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead.

Looks Like Russian Hackers Are on an Email Scam Spree

200+Wired / 10h
A group dubbed Cosmic Lynx uses surprisingly sophisticated methods—and targets big game.

United Airlines Adds Chicago To Tel Aviv Flight

200+One Mile at a Time / 10h
United Airlines has just announced two long haul routes out of Chicago — there’s a new route that makes sense, while there’s a route reinstatement that does surprise me. United Airlines launching Chicago to Tel Aviv route United Airlines has historically been by far the largest US airline in Israel, and the carrier is now expanding even further. In September 2020, United Airlines is adding a new

Tuesday Travel Tip: You can bring (frozen) drinks through TSA

78The Points Guy / 10h
The cost of a case of water at the grocery store? $3.99. The cost of a single bottle of water inside the terminal? $4.25. It’s no secret that juice, soda and even bottled water sold inside the airport terminal can easily cost several times what those same beverages may cost at your normal grocery store. Of course, you can bring your own empty bottle to the airport to refill with water once you pa

Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Collection is channeling The Matrix vibe

SlashGear / 10h
The Wraith Kryptos Collection is Rolls-Royce’s newest collection car. We’ve all been fascinated by previous Rolls-Royce collection models including the Wraith Eagle VIII and Ghost Zenith Collection, but the Wraith Kryptos is offering something different. “The Wraith Kryptos Collection is a statement of dynamism,” said Torsten MĂĽller-Ă–tvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “The brilliant and creative

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is being blocked for some due to their ‘PC settings’

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Windows 10 is telling some users they can’t upgrade because of some mysterious settings problem.

How 'hatewank' videos became a tool for harassing women in the public eye

Instagram Two
100+Mashable / 10h
In March, one of British journalist Ash Sarkar's Twitter followers informed her there were "hatewank" videos featuring images of her on a porn website. One of the videos was titled "racist hatewank for Ash Sarkar" and it had been uploaded onto xHamster. It was during a time when there was a particular uptick in racist online harassment targeting Sarkar, who's a prominent political journalist and

Scientists warn airborne transmission of COVID-19 is possible

64Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

iPhone 12 may be great for one hand, if this leak is real

38TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Photos of an iPhone 12 dummy unit shows how it compares to two other Apple handsets.

What’s the Difference Between Linux and Unix?

200+How-To Geek / 10h
Linux took its inspiration from Unix, but Linux isn’t Unix—although it’s definitely Unix-like. We will explain the major differences between these two famous operating systems. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

Alphabet Loon Kenya
2KNYT > Technology / 10h
A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

The cheapest business class awards across all three alliances

20The Points Guy / 10h
At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions . TPG is continuing to publish deals, reviews and general travel news to inf

Galaxy Watch 3 firmware leak reveals features and watch faces

Samsung Galaxy 20 Ultra
SlashGear / 10h
Even before the Galaxy Note 20 gets its time on the virtual stage, Samsung may announce its next wearable. Or maybe it won’t and will lump it together in one grand Unpacked 2020. Whether it’s within the next two weeks or next month, the Galaxy Watch 3 is all but known, partly because it won’t be changing the formula that … Continue reading

Motorola One Fusion Plus gets a price hike in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Motorola has hiked the price of its newest mid-range smartphone within a month of its launch.

GTA 5 in VR looks likely after new Rockstar game announced

L.A. Noire VR Rockstar
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Rockstar's next AAA game will be made entirely in VR, it seems, after an Australian dev leaked information about an upcoming title from the GTA and Red Dead Redemption publisher.

At 100TB, the world’s biggest SSD gets an (eye-watering) price tag

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Nimbus Data puts SATA/SAS price page online

The Grand Tour season 4 finally gets an update from Amazon Prime

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A new episode of The Grand Tour Presents is coming in 2020, but the next planned episode in Russia will have to wait.

Spot and Pepper robots will perform at spectatorless baseball games in Japan

100+Engadget / 11h
Sports leagues and teams around the world have been filling stadiums with stuffed toys and cardboard cutouts to stand in for fans who can’t watch in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. SoftBank, however, is taking things a step further in an effort to make its Japanese baseball team’s games a lot livelier. The company has revealed (via Engadget Japanese ) that its robotic division’s Pepper hu

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 rumored specs spilled, alongside 3070 Ti with faster GDDR6X memory

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Rumor mill reckons we’ll see an RTX 3070 with an RTX 3070 Ti (or it could still be branded a ‘Super’ variant).

Technology helps employees maintain safe distance and safety at workplace

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
SmartCitti and WRLD3D launch a social distancing navigation app to use inside an office or building to stop spread of Covid-19

Google Play Protect now treats AnTuTu like spyware

SlashGear / 11h
There are still debates on the usefulness not to mention the accuracy of benchmarking apps but now AnTuTu has an even bigger problem to deal with. One of the most popular benchmarking tools on mobile, especially on Android, the AnTuTu is repeatedly getting kicked out of Google’s ecosystem. After it got removed from Google Play Store earlier this year, the … Continue reading

From Star Wars-themed to beachfront paradise: 10 top Airbnb homes in Florida

The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: As the travel industry reopens 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 next month or next year. As it becomes clear that travel to many countries this summer is a no-go (see our country-by-country

Facebook may be planning a huge change for WhatsApp and Messenger users

80TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Cross-platform chats might not be too far away, tackling the problem of messaging app overload.

K Fund has another €70M to back early-stage Spanish startups and is launching a pre-seed program

K Fund €70M Spanish
100+TechCrunch / 11h
K Fund is officially outing its fund II today, which sits at €70 million, up from €50 million the first time around. The remit remains the same, however: targeting Spanish startups with an international outlook, the seed-stage firm plans to invest from €200,000 to €2 million, writing first checks in 25-30 companies. A portion of the fund will also be set aside for follow-on funding for the most p

Could Apple also ditch AMD to make its own graphics cards?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
It seems like upcoming Macs and MacBooks that use Apple’s own processors will also drop support for AMD graphics cards.

Google Currents is rechristened Google Plus for G Suite users

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Google Plus makes a comeback as Google Currents for business users on Android and iOS. Also, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides start getting Dark Mode on Android

Google Pixel 5 release date, price, news and leaks

Google Pixel 5 3A 4A
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We're expecting the Google Pixel 5 to launch in late 2020. Here's all the rumors we've heard about Google's premium flagship phone.

Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp may get cross-chat support

Facebook Messenger
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger may link up soon as Facebook looks to dominate the messaging adnd videocalling market.

Watch Dogs 2 is free on PC during the Ubisoft Forward event – here’s how to get it

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Watch Dogs 2 is free for PC this weekend, but you’ll have to watch the Ubisoft Forward virtual showcase if you want to grab it.

Microsoft envisage d'acheter WB Interactive pour développer des jeux Xbox exclusifs

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Les futurs titres Batman, Harry Potter, LEGO, Mortal Kombat deviendront-ils prochainement des exclusivités Xbox Series X ?

Google+ is officially dead now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
So long Google+, welcome Google Currents.

The future of domain registration and web hosting

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Finding a suitable URL that ends in “.com,” “.net,” or “.org” isn’t an easy task. But all is not lost for website developers and IT enterprisers.

Google Assistant to work with more soundbars, wireless speakers, and AV receivers

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Google Assistant is being opened up to developers of smart home entertainment devices.

Black Widow will get a 'fitting end' after Avengers: Endgame disappointment

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Director Cate Shortland discusses how Black Widow will bring closure to the character.

South African cities captured from space

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to paint a room like a professional

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Audible Stories offers free audiobooks with unlimited listening

Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

You need to delete these apps off your Android

29Popular Mechanics / 12h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 images give you an honest look at the upcoming smartwatch

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Most Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 leaked images we've seen are press renders, but these hands-on snaps are more realistic.

Shared hosting vs dedicated hosting: Which plan should I choose?

81TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Confused about the differences between these types of web hosting? We’ll make everything crystal-clear.

Latest Google Pixel 5 renders disappoint you? They're probably fake

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Recently leaked Google Pixel 5 renders are likely fake, but all the other Pixel 5 leaks might be fake too.

Skip Diagon Alley and Pre-Order Your Own LEGO Hedwig Today

56How-To Geek / 12h
Harry Potter fans will be delighted to hear they can now pre-order the LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig for $39.99. The set includes 630 pieces as well as a base for Hedwig, a detachable LEGO Harry Potter Minifigure with a scarf and wand, and a mini Hedwig toy with spread wings. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro xCloud Controller Brings an SNES Feel to Your Xbox

22How-To Geek / 12h
Microsoft’s upcoming xCloud game streaming service should launch later this year, but unlike Google Stadia, it didn’t have an official controller. You could buy some clips for your Xbox controller, but that’s not very portable. Now, 8Bitdo is here to help with a slim Xbox controller that takes inspiration from the SNES. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Get Ready for the Xbox Series X Games Showcase on July 23rd

24How-To Geek / 12h
It’s happening! Microsoft will hold its Xbox Series X Games Showcase on July 23rd at 9AM PT / 12PM ET. The livestreamed event may include trailers for games like Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, or Everwild—a new Rare game. The showcase should also include next-gen adaptations for titles like Forza Horizons 4. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Eufy's Fantastic Subscription-Free Video Doorbell is $56 Off Today ($164)

20How-To Geek / 12h
Eufy makes some of the best video doorbells on the market, in part because it doesn’t require any subscription. And even better, your video doesn’t go to the cloud. The newer variant that doesn’t require wiring is on sale today for 25% off, making it a steal if you’re thinking about getting a video doorbell. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Google Play Store Rolls Out a Redesigned "Categories" Section

47How-To Geek / 12h
The Google Play Store’s infamous Categories section is getting a serious redesign, with larger icons and a smaller, more refined list of app categories to chose from. Google also removed its “Top Categories” banner and updated the icons in its Family and Kids sections. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

OwnBackup lands $50M as backup for Salesforce ecosystem thrives

Salesforce OwnBackup
300+TechCrunch / 12h
OwnBackup has made a name for itself primarily as a backup and disaster recovery system for the Salesforce ecosystem, and today the company announced a $50 million investment. Insight Partners led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Vertex Ventures. This chunk of money comes on top of a $23 million round from a year ago, and brings the total raised to over $100 million, acco

Organise, a platform for worker rights, raises £570K seed funding led by Ada Ventures

Organise Ada Ventures
200+TechCrunch / 12h
Organise , a U.K. startup that has built a platform to help workers organise and campaign for better rights, has raised £570,000 in seed funding. The round is led by Ada Ventures, fitting into the VC firm’s remit to back “overlooked markets and founders”. Also participating is Form Ventures, RLC Ventures (a seed-stage fund who commit a portion of their profits back to charitable causes chosen by

Slack finally kills one of its most annoying features

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
New Slack "do not disturb" setting gives you peace at last.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs revealed in FCC listing

400+Mashable / 12h
Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is becoming less of a secret by the hour. A few days ago, Samsung Russia accidentally leaked an image of the upcoming phone on its website. And now, an FCC listing for the device, spotted by MySmartPrice , gives us a look at some of its specs. According to the listing, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity, and w

Effectively managing the enterprise data deluge

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
How can companies prepare and optimize their storage systems for an exponential increase in data?

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong because of China's new security law

200+Engadget / 12h
TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market and cut off access to all residents of the semi-autonomous region, parent ByteDance told Reuters . The company has said that it’s concerned Hong Kong may fall under China’s jurisdiction after new security laws came into effect. “In light of recent events, we’ve decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong,” a spokesperson said. Though ByteDance i

Ultra thin glass (UTG) and colourless polyimide (CPI) to dominate foldables

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
A new report indicates that the trend of using both CPI and UTG covers for displays is likely to continue for at least 5 years going forward.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 release date leak makes August 21 look more certain than ever

Samsung Galaxy 20 August
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
It seems the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will be available to buy on August 21, according to this latest leak.


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