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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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PS5 vs PS4 Pro: will it be worth the upgrade?

10KTechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13min
Should owners of the premium PlayStation make the jump when the next-gen console releases? Find out in our PS5 vs PS4 Pro breakdown.

Slave trader statue gets replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

2KMashable / 8h
Now this is who should be honored in public spaces. In June, during worldwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd, racist statues found themselves toppled. Sculptures and statues of slave traders and owners, colonizers, oppressors, and makers of racist policies from Christopher Columbus to C

Write That Facebook Comment, Then Delete It

100+Lifehacker / 1h
For years, we’ve all been trying to quit Facebook. Science tells us we should , and maybe some of us even managed to do so —at least until the pandemic dragged us back as all regular social interaction, not to mention church services and Zumba classes, moved online. Even if you can’t quite quit Facebook (though if you… Read more...

Snap debuts a 13-week remote program to help developers create deeper Snap Kit integrations

TechCrunch / 4min
Snap debuted its developer platform two years ago, and though it’s amassed several hundred integrations inside third-party apps, the company is still looking to scale deeper relationships with the developers on Snap Kit. Today, the social media company announced Yellow Collabs. The remote 13-week program allows companies to dive deeper into integrating their apps with Snap Kit with a number of in

When Updating Your Nintendo Switch, Update Your Joy-Cons Too

Lifehacker / 13min
Nintendo, I love you, but you’re the worst company in the world for product updates. Take the Nintendo Switch, for example: It receives updates on a fairly regular basis; that’s not the problem. But Nintendo doesn’t always spell out what it’s updating when there’s a new version of your Switch’s operating system to… Read more...

Write That Facebook Comment, Then Delete It

100+Gizmodo / 13min
For years, we’ve all been trying to quit Facebook. Science tells us we should , and maybe some of us even managed to do so —at least until the pandemic dragged us back as all regular social interaction, not to mention church services and Zumba classes, moved online. Even if you can’t quite quit Facebook (though if you… Read more...

Amazon updates Echo Buds to fix overheating issue

Amazon Alexa Echo Buds
Engadget / 16min
Amazon is asking Echo Buds owners to update the firmware on their true wireless device ASAP. First reported by Android Central , the company emailed users today (July 15th) to alert them of a potential safety issue with the buds. Amazon says it “determined in very rare cases it is possible for the Echo Buds to overheat while in the charging case.” The company says it has already released a softwa

Take your chef game outdoors with awesome outdoor kitchen appliances from AJ Madison

Mashable / 20min
Summer isn’t cancelled — it’s just different this year. With time on your hands and temps getting hotter, you may be spending lots of quality time in your yard or outdoor space. With the right gear and a little creativity, you can optimize your outdoor space for entertaining or relaxing with dinner and drinks. Here are ten workhorses that go way beyond the grill. Outdoor pizza oven Image: aj madi

Transform Your Kitchen and Save Up to 25% on Dash Toasters, Blenders, Air Fryers, and More

Lifehacker / 20min
Up to 25% off Dash Kitchen Appliances | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Zoom Just Made a $600 Tablet Just for Using Zoom Because That's the Particular Version of Hell We're Living Through Right Now

Zoom Announces DTEN Home
20Gizmodo / 25min
Zoom, the de facto pandemic video-conferencing software company of choice, is getting into the hardware game. Today, the company announced the Zoom For Home—DTEN ME, a 27-inch tablet that comes with Zoom pre-installed. It’s $600. Read more...

Like an automotive Voltron, FCA and PSA join to make Stellantis

SlashGear / 28min
Fiat Chrysler and the Peugeot roup have announced the name of their upcoming merger, and while the deal hasn’t closed yet it does give you time to practice saying Stellantis until it doesn’t sound entirely weird. The new name will be “used exclusively at the Group level,” the two automaker behemoths say, as the new corporate brand for the 50:50 … Continue reading

How to do remote work right, from the teams that know it best

56TechCrunch / 29min
What are the most important things to get right about remote work? What needs to be prioritized? With more and more teams being thrown headfirst into remote work, I spent a few weeks talking with some of the people who know the topic better than just about anyone: the founders and execs who’ve put countless hours into making remote work … work. Some of these companies — like GitLab, Doist, Zapier

A Flight Attendant Reacts To Receiving A WARN Act Notice

View from the Wing / 30min
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 ...

OnePlus Nord pre-orders up for 24 hours: How they’ll convince you

OnePlus Nord Carl Pei
SlashGear / 30min
If you’ve been following the OnePlus Nord release story for the last few months, you might be interested in owning the device. It’s a low-cost smartphone with features that seem to be far more elite than the phone’s price would imply. It’s a simple proposition, and the OnePlus method for enticing your cash in advance of the device’s full “reveal” … Continue reading

5 Disney World changes I hope are permanent

The Points Guy / 33min
Disney World was closed for nearly four months before reopening in the midst of a pandemic . During the longest closure in the park’s 49-year history, the iconic destination made many operational and logistical adjustments that resulted in a very different theme park guest experience when the gates were officially unlocked on July 11. Cases of COVID-19 are much more prevalent in Florida now than

Go Behind the Scenes of 'Floor Is Lava'

21Lifehacker / 34min
If you haven’t spent your summer watching people bounce off volcanic rocks and disappear into boiling pits of lava, you have been missing out on one of life’s few pleasures these days. Floor Is Lava is the big budget version of the game every kid inexplicably makes up in their own living room, jumping from footstool… Read more...

Just Collect Less Data, Period.

100+NYT > Technology / 37min
Every company wants the biggest data stockpile possible. We need unilateral data disarmament.

Facebook will debunk coronavirus rumors in its COVID-19 info center

28Engadget / 40min
Facebook is taking another step to fight misinformation about COVID-19. The company is adding a new section to the coronavirus information center called “Facts About COVID-19.” The new feature “will debunk common myths about the pandemic, like rumors that drinking bleach will cure the virus (it won't),” Mark Zuckerberg shared in a Facebook post . Zuckerberg also said the company will expand its P

The Umbrella Academy's Season 2 Time Jump Into the Past Is Also a Major Step Forward

Gizmodo / 43min
At first glance, the plot of Umbrella Academy ’s upcoming second season might seem as if it were torn right out of the pages of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s second volume of the Dark Horse comic . After narrowly avoiding an apocalypse , the Hargreeves siblings all become entangled in a series of events leading up to the… Read more...

Released: iOS 13.6 adds iPhone digital car key plus new Health symptoms

SlashGear / 46min
Apple has released iOS 13.6, bringing support for its new digital car key tech, as well as boosting new symptom categories in the Health app. Intended for those iPhone owners who aren’t already experimenting with the iOS 14 public beta, iOS 13.6 also adds support for the new features of Apple News, such as professionally narrated stories from Apple News+. … Continue reading

Leaving the $3.2 billion portfolio he helped build at IndieBio Arvind Gupta joins Mayfield to create the Genesis Consortium

68TechCrunch / 48min
Arvind Gupta, the founder and head of IndieBio , is leaving the accelerator whose portfolio he helped build into a $3.2 billion life sciences powerhouse, to join the venture capital fund Mayfield . The move is a signal both of Mayfield’s increasing commitment to invest in a thesis around human and planetary health, and of the growing importance of bio-engineering in the world of emerging technolo

Apple News rolls out Audio Stories, bolsters local news lineup

13.6 Today Apple News
SlashGear / 48min
Today, Apple is rolling out some interesting features for Apple News and Apple News+ subscribers. Chief among these new features are audio stories, which will see Apple offering audio recordings of select long-form content from a variety of sources. On top of that, there’s also a new daily news briefing that all listeners will be able to check out, along … Continue reading

Apple's digital CarKey arrives on iOS

54Engadget / 52min
Apple rolled out its CarKey feature as part of today’s watchOS 6.2.8 update, as well as iOS 13.6, which dropped earlier in July. So, if you’ve bought a BMW since the start of the month, you may be able to gain entry just tapping your device against the vehicle’s exterior door handle. Initially announced at last month’s WWDC event , CarKey allows users to remotely lock, unlock and start compatible

A new Rx: AI for operations in health care

48MIT Technology Review / 53min
We may think of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care in terms of scientific advances, such as a cure for cancer or a science-fiction tricorder-like device. But in the real world, AI is making its initial impact in workflow and administrative tasks. That’s not to say AI technologies aren’t being used for genuinely exciting work in radiology, drug discovery, or to flag high-risk patients in

Someone Used Deepfake Tech to Invent a Fake Journalist

200+Futurism / 55min
Fake News Reuters reports that somebody used deepfake tech and a false name and biography to invent the persona of a journalist — and then got the sock puppet’s work published in several international newspapers. Whoever’s behind the operation — Reuters was not able to track them down — managed to publish six articles and editorials in the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel while posting as a

Miniature robotic camera backpack shows how beetles see the world

75Engadget / 58min
After creating tiny sensor backpacks for bees , researchers from the University of Washington have built a more advanced model for beetles. Dubbed “a GoPro for beetles,” the robotic backpacks carry a tiny steerable camera that can stream video at 1 to 5 fps and pivot up to 60 degrees. On top of getting an interesting bugs-eye view of the world, the devices could power future biological studies an

Researchers Created Tiny Camera Backpacks for Beetles

36Gizmodo / 1h
Every year, companies like GoPro manage to pack more and more functionality into smaller and smaller action cameras that are less obtrusive to wear. But a team of researchers from the University of Washington has managed to build a live-streaming wireless camera that’s so small even an insect can wear it. Read more...

14,000-Year-Old Poop Found in Oregon Cave Turns Out to Be Human

200+Gizmodo / 1h
For archaeologists, ancient bones and stone tools are important lines of evidence, but sometimes the answers to our past can be found in piles of human poop, as an important new analysis shows. Read more...

Take Your PC to New Heights With $59 off Two Sticks of 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro RAM

30Gizmodo / 1h
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) RAM | $148 | Newegg Read more...

Leak reveals details of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service beta program

SpaceX Starlink Elon Musk
84TechCrunch / 1h
SpaceX’s Starlink service appears to be getting very close, as the company sent out requests for specific address information to anyone who has registered interest in its beta program this week. Now, a leak initially discovered via the Starlink subreddit (via Business Insider ) has provided an early look at how the beta program will operate, and what is expected of by SpaceX of anyone who takes p

Google may have been tracking your mobile apps without permission

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Mobile app users were being tracked by Google despite opting out.

Apple News adds audio stories and a daily podcast

Today 13.6 Apple News
32Engadget / 1h
Apple is adding a bunch more features to Apple News and News+ , including a greater focus on audio and local news. You’ll be able to listen to audio versions of some of the best feature and long-form stories on News+. Apple will produce around 20 of these audio stories each week with professional voice actors narrating them. If you’re reading a story that has an audio version and have to step out

Here’s a Map of the Surveillance Tech Police Are Using to Track You

40Gizmodo / 1h
An abundance of reporting has confirmed that you’re not paranoid, Minority Report was nonfiction, and face paint isn’t just an art project. We hear about how law enforcement can match our faces with photos scraped from our social media profiles and monitor us through neighbors’ doorbells . The near-weekly updates send… Read more...

Samsung's Black Friday in July sale: 4K TV deals from Best Buy and Amazon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Samsung's Black Friday in July sale includes incredible deals on Samsung's best-selling 4K and QLED TVs.

Annihilate Allergens and Destroy Dust With This Raycop Lite Vacuum (Refurbished) for Just $79

Lifehacker / 1h
Raycop Lite Allergen Vacuum (Refurbished) | $79 | Meh Read more...

Verizon’s 5G network is tiny—Verizon ads “falsely implied” it’s nationwide

72Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon ) Verizon has reluctantly agreed to stop running ads that falsely imply the carrier's 5G mobile service is available throughout the United States. Verizon 5G makes heavy use of millimeter-wave signals that don't travel far and are easily blocked by walls and other obstacles. On top of th

More Than 40 Mayors Outline Their Vision for a Green Coronavirus Recovery

Gizmodo / 1h
On Wednesday, mayors from around the world came together to announce how a plan for a just and green recovery from the three crises their constituents face: climate change, coronavirus, and racial inequality. Read more...

Best 4K camera 2020: the 10 top cameras for shooting movies

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Looking for a camera that likes shooting high-quality 4K video and stills? These are the top hybrids for every budget.

Here’s your chance to meet with Sequoia’s partners at TC Early Stage

76TechCrunch / 1h
TC Early Stage is kicking off on July 21 & 22 which is just a few short days and we’re excited to be able to gather the most prominent experts in marketing, contract building, hiring and funding to help early stage founders succeed. Consider it our version of a founder masterclass where you can arm yourself with the tools and perspective to keep your business growing. We are going to hit capacity

You can now use your American AAdvantage miles to upgrade your airport experience

The Points Guy / 1h
American Airlines lets its premium cabin passengers pay for e xtra-special treatment via its Five Star Service offerings. And now, you can use your miles as a payment option. As first noted by Twitter user @xJonNYC and confirmed with the airline, American will now let you redeem AAdvantage miles for the base level Five Star Service. As usual, the buy-up is only available to those traveling in eit

How ancient cats lived on the brink of domestication

75Ars Technica / 1h
Cats can transfer a variety of infections, including MRSA, toxoplasmosis, ringworm, and hookworm. (credit: Kaldari ) The ancestors of modern cats followed early farmers into Europe but weren't pets, according to a recent study. Nitrogen isotope ratios in the bones of six cats from Neolithic Poland suggest that these ancient cats hunted rodents that ate human farmers' crops, but they didn't eat qu

iOS 14 update breaks Pokemon GO, it’s not just you

SlashGear / 1h
Over the past few weeks, Pokemon GO on iOS Beta builds has been a bit of a mess. If you were an early updater for the iOS 14 Developer Beta, you likely found that Pokemon GO would no longer launch once you loaded said software. The nightmare for hardcore Pokemon GO trainers continued on from there. As of this week, … Continue reading

Audeze Penrose headset goes OTT for Xbox Series X, PS5

Audeze Penrose PS5
SlashGear / 1h
With a new console generation on the horizon, that means we’re sure to see a number of new accessories launch for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Audeze is getting the ball moving on that early, announcing its new Penrose wireless gaming headset today. The Penrose sounds like a pretty capable headset, but get ready to shell out some … Continue reading

Upcoming Gmail redesign turns it into a one-stop productivity suite

Gmail Redesign Google
53Ars Technica / 1h
Gmail with tons of extra controls. There are now sections for "Mail," "Chat," "Rooms," and "Meet." [credit: Tahin Rahman ] It looks like big changes are coming to Gmail soon. Twitter user Tahin Rahman posted leaked slides (first spotted by 9to5Google ) detailing a merger between Gmail, Google Docs, Google Chat, and Google Meet that looks to be coming to the Web and mobile soon. Google's " Cloud N

How to Take a Fingerprint

29Lifehacker / 1h
Traveling internationally requires a great deal of documentation and proof of identity, and that often includes getting fingerprinted. I’m a seasoned traveler, and I know I’m not the only one who has had to get their fingerprints taken more than once, both electronically and as ink on paper. The process can be… Read more...

Blockchain technology helps these farmers be more sustainable

48Mashable / 1h
Farmer Connect uses IBM blockchain technology to connect farmers, buyers, and consumers from the farm to the cup. Read more... More about Social Good , Mashable Video , Farming , Ibm , and Blockchain

Reddit finally supports native image galleries

41Engadget / 1h
Redditors will finally be able to share multiple images in a single post without leaving the site. Reddit is adding support for native image galleries, a long overdue feature that should be especially welcome news to photo-centric subreddits. Until now, Redditors who wanted to share multiple images in a single post had to rely on a third-party service like Imgur. That could make viewing multiple

‘Last Word’ is an RPG about the power of debate

64Engadget / 1h
Undertale is often hailed as revolutionary for how you don’t have to kill the monsters to advance in the game — you have the choice to befriend them, and the game builds on the tension created by trying to maintain a pacifist mindset in a world that has no problem murdering you . Last Word is most definitely not that. It’s an RPG where the option of killing anyone isn’t even on the table, because

Amazon warns Alexa Echo Buds earphones pose overheating safety risk

Amazon Alexa Echo Buds
100+BBC News - Technology / 2h
The company sent an email asking customers to check their earphone software has been updated.

Dick's Sporting Goods is having a huge flash sale with up to 50% off everything

28Mashable / 2h
Cabin fever is hitting especially hard this summer, so any reason to get outside and get active is a good one — but this one might be the best. Dick's Sporting Goods is currently running a massive one-day flash sale until 10 p.m PT on July 15, where you can save up to 50% on tons of outdoor and fitness equipment, including camping gear, paddle boards, roller skates, exercise machines, and much mo

The Marvel's Avengers beta hits PS4 first on August 7th

Marvel Avengers August
52Engadget / 2h
It’s nearly time for The Avengers to assemble again. Crystal Dynamics has revealed the beta launch dates for Marvel’s Avengers, but not everyone will get their hands on it at the same time. Players who pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers on PS4 will get beta access first on August 7th. A week later, the Xbox One and PC pre-order beta gets underway, as does an open beta on PS4. Then, on August 21st, the

Apple News adds new audio features, including a daily briefing, alongside expanded local coverage

13.6 Today Apple News
100+TechCrunch / 2h
Apple News is getting a significant upgrade. The news aggregation app, which ships preinstalled on Apple devices, is introducing several new features for readers and premium subscribers, including audio stories, a daily audio briefing called “Apple News Today,” and expanded local coverage. The audio briefing is somewhat of a competitor to Alexa’s Flash Briefing, which has become a popular way to

Emergence’s Jason Green thinks some of the tech backlash is justified, but the B2B opportunities still outweigh the challenges

88TechCrunch / 2h
Jason Green, co-founder and partner at Emergence, is one of the leading VCs investing in enterprise startups at the moment. But even with the focus on B2B, many of their companies have become household names — Zoom, Yammer, Box and Salesforce among them. Now, we’re all living in a climate where everything has been turned upside down. Meetings are virtual, the future economy and collective health

Housekeeping: Estate Planning & Your Miles

One Mile at a Time / 2h
Not to be morbid, but this is a question I get all the time. Miles and points are confusing enough, and when you add in the stress surrounding an unexpected (or even expected) death it can be difficult to understand options and make decisions. I first wrote this post in the weeks after my grandfather passed away, after a very challenging experience in trying to sort out his miles and points along

Mobvoi launches first noise-cancelling headphones to rival the Sony WH-1000XM3

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Mobvoi TicKasa ANC Headphones are the company's first over-ear headphones.

Substack launches Defender, a program offering legal support to independent writers

84TechCrunch / 2h
In the worlds of journalism and publishing, it’s fairly common for the wealthy to attempt to shut down reporting with legal threats. For those publishing on large platforms with plenty of resources, such challenges can be a massive headache. For independent writers and publishers, on the other hand, the consequences can be far more dire. Citing an example wherein a politician’s lawyers recently w

Sleek, sexy Brave New World is the crown jewel in Peacock’s launch offerings

48Ars Technica / 2h
Welcome to New London, a utopian society where everybody knows their place. [credit: YouTube/NBC Peacock ] A savage man ignites chaos in a seemingly perfect utopian society in Brave New World , the flagship original series on NBC's Peacock streaming service, which launches today. It's an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel of the same name, suitably updated for these 21st centur

Oppo Says Its New Power Brick Could Charge Your Phone in 13 Minutes

Gizmodo / 2h
Phone charging speeds have gotten pretty good over the last few years, but today, Oppo may have revealed what might be the fastest smartphone power brick in the world. Read more...

Alexa, Where Can I Get Up to 25% off an Echo Dot Smart Speaker?

Gizmodo / 2h
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker | $40 | Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Smart Speaker With Clock | $45 | Amazon Read more...

Google Is Working on Tattoos That Turn Your Body Into a Touchpad

2KFuturism / 2h
New Ink Undeterred by its historic Google Glass flop , Google is still investing heavily in various oddball forms of wearable technology. Recent projects, according to CNET , include new mixed reality glasses, virtual reality controllers that let you feel the weight of virtual objects, and new smartwatches. But perhaps the most unusual is a high-tech temporary tattoo that basically turns your fle

Intel has something big coming on September 2 – but what could it be?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The virtual event will showcase how Intel is 'pushing the boundaries of how we work and keep connected'

Plusnet's broadband deals now cost just £13.83 per month - the UK's lowest price

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Plusnet is going all out on its ADSL broadband deals, bringing prices right down to £13.83 a month.

A Bloody Mary Makes an Excellent Marinade

72Lifehacker / 2h
Bloody Marys, Caesars and Micheladas are delicious, but they can be perplexing to one’s palate. “Is this a drink?” or “Is it a cold soup?” and “Where is the line between the two?” are just a few questions I sometimes ask myself when consuming something from this family of drinks. It’s not unpleasant—I like a beverage… Read more...

With COVID Tests Flooding In, US Healthcare Systems Are Breaking Down

300+Futurism / 2h
With millions of COVID-19 test results flooding in, many healthcare systems around the US are drowning in paperwork. More than 3.4 million people have been confirmed to have caught the virus in the country — and that’s just those who tested positive. That kind of volume of tests comes with a massive uptick in paperwork as well. Many health departments simply can’t keep up with all that data. Outd

Apple won't have to pay multi-billion-dollar Ireland tax bill

Apple Google EU Tax
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
EU had argued Apple had received special treatment from Irish authorities .

EU Court: On Second Thought, Apple Doesn't Have to Pay That $15 Billion Irish Tax Bill

Apple EU Ireland Irish
23Gizmodo / 2h
Apple is doing a victory dance today. The second-highest European Union court has overturned a decision that the Cupertino-based tech giant would have to pay $14.9 billion (€13 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. Read more...

Atlassian brings a table view to Trello

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Atlassian today announced a number of updates to both its Confluence workspace and its Trello collaboration and project management tool. the focus here, the company says, is on supporting “the next phase of remote work.” Trello alone saw a 73% rise in signups in mid-March 2020, just as companies started shifting to work-from-home, compared to the same time a year ago. The actual new features are

This guy built a hilariously complicated robot barber and let it cut his hair with scissors

73Mashable / 2h
Shane Wighton's YouTube channel, Stuff Made Here, is no stranger to remarkably complicated robotics projects. You might remember his viral video where he built a basketball hoop where he'd never miss. So now, with many barbershops and salons closed during the pandemic, Wighton's latest project was a robot that could cut hair. But we're not talking a robotic arm that buzzes hair No, no, no. It's f

This tiny PC packs an unbelievable amount of power thanks to an AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Asus has a launch timeframe and pricing for the PN50, which is powerful enough to easily best its current-gen mini PCs.

PUBG news: all the latest updates and news for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Stay informed with all the latest PUBG news and updates for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia and mobile.

Windows 10 July Patch Tuesday fixes distortion and printing

Microsoft Windows W1
SlashGear / 2h
This week there’s a brand new update for Windows 10 for all users looking to get their OneDrive back. This update includes a whole BUNCH of fixes for tiny problems as well as a few BIG problems that’ve cropped up in the last few weeks. One of these was an issue that “might prevent you from connecting to OneDrive using … Continue reading

How to talk to conspiracy theorists—and still be kind

100+MIT Technology Review / 2h
On May 4, a slick, 26-minute video was released, alleging that the coronavirus was actually a laboratory-manipulated virus deployed to wreak havoc so that a resulting vaccine could be used for profit. None of that was true, and Plandemic ’s claims were thoroughly, repeatedly debunked. Still, it went viral , getting liked on Facebook 2.5 million times . A central position of Plandemic is that Bill

NBC's Peacock Is the Netflix Alternative I've Been Waiting For

NBC Peacock Roku Amazon
100+Gizmodo / 2h
I don’t know about you, but I’ve maxed out my capacity to care about late-to-the-party streaming services. New rollouts have debuted at a breakneck clip in the last year, leaving us with a dizzying number of subscription streaming options—many of which, to be frank, aren’t worth any amount of money. But with its… Read more...

White supremacist pleads guilty to multiple “swatting” incidents

100+Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge (credit: ftwitty / Getty) John Cameron Denton, a founding member of the neo-Nazi group the Atomwaffen Division, has pled guilty to participating in several "swatting" incidents that occurred in 2018 and 2019, the US government announced on Tuesday. Swatting is a dangerous hoax that involves calling the police in an effort to get a SWAT team dispatched to a victim's home. Pro Publica first

Zoom announces 27-inch touchscreen for taking video calls at home

Zoom DTEN ME Video Home
69Mashable / 2h
Plenty of folks will rely on Zoom for the foreseeable future, so naturally the company is getting into the hardware game. The San Jose-based video conferencing company announced its first Zoom from Home device on Wednesday. It's a partnership with DTEN, also based in San Jose, which makes corporate video conferencing equipment. It's accepting pre-orders for the DTEN ME for $599, which should ship

This Hertz promotion offers $250 in travel credits – but it won’t go as far as you think

The Points Guy / 3h
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 info

Elon Musk Teases “Indoor/Outdoor Rave Space” on Berlin Tesla Factory Roof

1KFuturism / 3h
Berlin Y’all Elon Musk-led electric car company Tesla is set to open the doors on its brand new Giga Factory in Berlin, Germany. Earlier this morning, Musk shared a 3D render of what the space could look like, with expanses of trees surrounding the massive, solar panel-lined facility. And the factory might even have a secret killer feature up its sleeve as well, likely meant to appease German tec

Should You Give an Unsolicited Form Check?

39Lifehacker / 3h
Not long ago, I posted a pair of videos on Instagram. One was of me swinging a kettlebell at the beginning of quarantine; the other, a more recent set. Over time I’d seen progress, and that was what I talked about in my caption. My swings were snappier, the path of the weight more controlled. Read more...

Holiday Inn Cuts Down On Pillows, They Say To Protect You From Coronavirus (It Isn’t Really)

View from the Wing / 3h
Just as airlines cut amenities to reduce cost and blamed coronavirus hotels are, of course, doing that too. Continue reading ...

Meet White Castle's new robot chef, Flippy

White Castle Flippy
36Mashable / 3h
Move over human grill cooks, White Castle is teaming up with Miso Robotics to test an automated sous-chef. The aptly named Flippy—an AI-enabled kitchen assistant—is set to join the staff at a Chicago-area burger joint for a trial run that could usher in a new era of robot hash slingers. Since its unveiling in 2018, Flippy has cooked more than 40,000 pounds of fried food—including 9,000 sandwiches

OPPO’s 125W wired and 65W wireless phone charging tech are huge breakthroughs

Oppo 125W 65W F. Charge
SlashGear / 3h
OPPO is going hard on charging today, announcing a collection of fast charging technologies, chargers that use them, and wireless charging pads. Chief among OPPO’s announcements is the reveal of its 125W flash charge, but following close behind is 65W AirVOOC wireless charging tech and a pair of mini flash chargers. As far as that 125W flash charge is concerned, … Continue reading

Peacock’s Android app doesn’t appear in Google Play search results

80Engadget / 3h
Peacock is officially available across the US today, but if you want to download it on your Android device, you won’t find it by browsing the Google Play Store. Instead, you’ll need a direct link to its listing. In what seems to be a blunder, the new Peacock TV app does not appear in Play Store search results, CNET reports. In the weeks leading up to Peacock’s launch , NBCUniversal said the new s

Starlink satellite internet beta imminent as Elon Musk confirms dish details

SpaceX Starlink Elon Musk
20SlashGear / 3h
New details about SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service have emerged, with the company confirming that a private beta program is set to kick off this summer. Bypassing traditional wireline internet providers, Starlink will instead use a network of satellites that SpaceX has been gradually deploying. So far, around 600 are in orbit. Beyond internal testing, though, Starlink’s actual service

How to Cancel Your Peacock Subscription and Change Plans

How-To Geek / 3h
Peacock TV is the streaming platform for all of your favorite NBC Universal TV shows and movies. If you aren’t getting your money’s worth, you can easily cancel your subscription and switch back to the company’s free plan. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Which American Airlines Admirals Clubs Are Open?

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Over the past few months we’ve seen many airline lounges around the world close , primarily due to lack of demand . Travel demand is slowly starting to pick up , though we’re still a long way from a recovery. In recent weeks we’ve seen airlines start to reopen lounges. American Airlines has already opened several Admirals Clubs, and will be opening more this week ( see here for the best ways to a

NASA Spokesperson Says Agency Is Working on an “RV for the Moon”

300+Futurism / 3h
All Terrain Vehicle As NASA works toward its literal moonshot goal of establishing a permanent human presence on the Moon, one of the lingering challenges is figuring out where everyone would live . Past ideas for lunar habitats have included inflatable tents , underground bases , and even giant fungi . Now, through a partnership with Japan’s space agency JAXA, NASA is exploring a new angle, Ars

Your Amazon Echo Buds are in danger of overheating – but there's a quick fix

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Amazon has warned users that their Echo Buds could overheat unless they update the firmware.

Watchmen's Rorschach Lives in a New DC Black Label Series from Tom King and Jorge Fornés

500+Gizmodo / 3h
With HBO’s Watchmen and DC Comics’ Doomsday Clock event both wrapped up, the world of stories set in a universe that was once devastated by a telepathic squid has gone quiet as of late, but that’s all about to change in a new Rorschach comics series penned by Tom King with illustrations from Jorge Fornés and Clayton… Read more...

Gmail redesign makes work-from-home unification a reality

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SlashGear / 3h
Google revealed a big unification redesign for Gmail and services like Google Docs, Chat, and Meet calling, making the future of work a top priority. This redesign was revealed during the Google Cloud “Cloud Next ’20 OnAir” streamed event, before the fact, in the “Productivity & Collaboration” category. This system looks like it’ll target the present and near future of … Continue reading

Sidekick embraces remote working with always-on teleconferencing hardware

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100+TechCrunch / 3h
Those forced to acclimate to remote work understand what a pain it can be. Sure, there are certainly benefits to not having to commute into work each day, but among other things, you lose a lot when you eliminate human interaction. Apps like Zoom and Slack have their place, certainly, but none does a particularly good job replicating the in-person work environment. Formed by three ex-Palantir emp

How to Delete Photo Albums on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How-To Geek / 3h
It’s easy to clutter up the Photos app with various photo albums. It could be something you created years ago and forgot, or something an app created for you. Here’s how to delete photo albums on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kobo's $100 Nia e-Reader Beats the Kindle In Resolution and Storage

21How-To Geek / 3h
Kobo is introducing a new e-reader to compete with the entry-level Amazon Kindle. Say hello to the $100 Kobo Nia, a 6-inch backlit reader with 8GB of onboard storage and a crisp 212 ppi display. The Kobo Nia ships on July 21st, but pre-orders start today. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Create and Use Self-Signed SSL in Nginx

How-To Geek / 3h
If you just need encryption for internal server connections or non-user facing sites, signing your own SSL certificates is an easy way to avoid dealing with an external certificate authority. Here’s how to set it up in nginx. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Infinity Ward tries to make its ‘Call of Duty’ Border War skin less offensive

Call of Duty Border War
100Engadget / 3h
On Tuesday, Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward changed the name of Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Border War skin. The cowboy cop skin is now called “Home on the Range.” The change seems to be an attempt to crack down on racism in Call of Duty , but you could argue that it fails to do so. The Border War skin was introduced a few months ago in Modern Warfare Season 3 . It was criticized for glorif

Researchers develop laser-based underwater WiFi system for sub-sea data networks

100+TechCrunch / 3h
A team of researchers working out of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a two-way wireless data connection for use underwater . Strong wireless data connections are basically taken for granted in our daily lives, from cell service to home WiFi networks, but it’s actually tremendously challenging to create high-speed wireless connections in a medium like

Over 2,500 games removed from Apple’s China App Store in early July, as crackdown begins

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Over 2,500 mobile games have been removed from China’s App Store during the first week of July, according to a new report from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The removals were expected due to a planned crackdown on unlicensed games, but this data is the first to demonstrate the impact on the app economy. For comparison, the July figure is four times the number of games that were delist

American Airlines Re-Opening More Admirals Clubs

20View from the Wing / 3h
On June 22 American Airlines opened 11 Admirals Club and 13 Service Centers where club members can get help with their travel itineraries. Now they're re-opening 4 additional clubs, including one that was just a service center previously. All re-opened clubs are at American Airlines hubs, while service centers are now strictly at outstations. Continue reading ...

Google launches hieroglyphics translator powered by AI

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Fabricius uses machine learning to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs via an online tool.

Liteboxer is Peloton, but for boxing

79Engadget / 3h
Liteboxer is a new startup offering a Peloton-esque digital boxing trainer for at-home use, arriving at the perfect time. The hardware reimagines an old-timey standup punch ball as a digital game of Lights Out, harnessing rhythm to guide your punches. On the front of the machine is a flower with six punch zones that light up, directing where you should hit in a given program. Below it is a separa

Shangri-La Selling Points With 50% Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 4h
Shangri-La has just rolled out its first-ever promotion on purchased points (at least as far as I know), and this is interesting on a couple of levels. Buy Shangri-La points for ~8.67 cents each Between July 15 and July 31, 2020, Shangri-La Golden Circle is offering a 50% bonus on purchased points . Shangri-La ordinarily charges 13 cents (!!!!) per point, which I think makes Golden Circle points

Human Tests For This COVID Vaccine Look “Promising,” Researchers Say

1KFuturism / 4h
US-based biotech company Moderna has found that its COVID-19 vaccine was able to boost immune response in all volunteers during a Phase 1 human trial, according to early results published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Tuesday. The finding marks the first time a US-made vaccine candidate had results published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, CNN reports . “This is really quite good

VPN companies flee Hong Kong over new China security laws

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VPN firms driven out of Hong Kong by China’s new national security laws.

As companies accelerate their digital transitions, employees detail a changed workplace

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The U.S.’s COVID-19 caseload continues to set records as major states move to reshutter their economies in hopes of stemming its spread. For many workers the situation means more time in the home office and less time in their traditional workplace. What the world will look like when safety eventually returns is not clear, but it’s becoming plain that the workplace will not revert to its old norma

BeanBon coffee roaster makes roasting at home easy, with customization for advanced coffee lovers

88TechCrunch / 4h
The BeanBon Coffee Roaster is kicking off a crowdfunding campaign for its countertop smart roaster device today, seeking a total of $10,000 over the next month. The BeanBon is already a fully realized product, and I was able to test one out to confirm it matches its creator’s claims – and it does indeed offer a simple, easy way to get into at-home coffee roasting, with minimal expertise and clean

Crisp, the platform for demand forecasting the food supply chain, gets $12 million in funding

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100+TechCrunch / 4h
Crisp , a demand forecasting platform for the food industry, has today announced the close of a $12 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from Spring Capital and Swell Capital. Crisp launched out of beta in January of this year with a product that aimed to give food suppliers and distributors a clearer picture of customer demand at retailers. Before Crisp, th

How to Judge Whether Your School District Is Doing Enough

100Lifehacker / 4h
I keep waiting for that moment when the image of what school will look like this fall goes from murky as hell to something at least sort of visible. In-person schooling comes with a huge community health risk. All-digital learning is difficult for some students and impossible for others. And some combination of the… Read more...

Amazon warns Echo Buds owners to update due to overheating risk

Amazon Alexa Echo Buds
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Amazon Echo Buds owners should update their wireless earbuds as soon as possible, the company has warned, over concerns that they could overheat while charging. Released in late 2019, the earbuds are Amazon’s entry into the active noise cancelling true-wireless category, only with an unexpectedly low price. At $129.99, they’re considerably cheaper than most rivals with ANC. Indeed they’re more …

This tiny UK startup chipmaker is targeting Intel and Nvidia with a monster AI CPU

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With its 1,472 independent IPU cores and nearly 60 billion transistors, Graphcore’s Colossus MK2 GC200 IPU is the industry’s most complex processor ever designed.

Google Meet adds 'Zoom-bombing' protection for educators

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The coronavirus pandemic has made video conferencing incredibly popular, but also given us a new term to learn: Zoom-bombing . It's when anonymous users enter your video chat—in this case, on the Zoom Meetings service—and cause all sorts of disruption. This phenomenon is not limited to Zoom, however, so Google is now set to protect educators against unwanted intrusions on its own Google Meet . Go

You’re Doomscrolling Again. Here’s How to Snap Out of It.

5KNYT > Technology / 4h
In a pandemic that forces us to stay home, bingeing on doom-and-gloom news feels irresistible. These health experts offer ways to break the habit.

Climate laws correlate with lower emissions per GDP

41Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge (credit: Deepwater Wind ) Up until recently, the cost of renewable power generation has been higher than that of traditional fossil fuel plants. As a result, much of the initial growth of renewable energy has been driven by policy: laws that limit emissions, set renewable energy standards, or subsidize the use of low-emissions power sources. And that period of growth occurred at a time wh

These unfired recycled bricks are building a revolution in sustainable construction

Mashable / 4h
Kenoteq is a closed loop circular economy company looking to recycle, reuse and make new innovative and sustainable building products. K-Briq, their flagship product created during research at the Heriot-Watt University , is a construction brick made from 90 percent construction waste. It also sits at only 13 percent of the carbon impact and is fully recyclable back into future K-Briqs. Read more

The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller got a restock and is on sale

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Researchers Say Earth Is Headed for “Jaw-Dropping” Population Decline

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People around the globe are having way fewer babies. By the year 2100, that might turn into a pretty big problem for humanity — rather than the relief one might expect. If they aren’t already, dozens of countries’ populations will be going into decline in this century, according to a new study published in the Lancet this week. 23 countries are expected to feel this effect intensify, with their p

200 new e-bikes land in London for you to ride completely free

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HumanForest has added an extra 200 ebikes to its fleet, with no charges for unlocking, or your first 20 minutes of riding.

Find Missing Life Insurance Policies With This Free Tool

70Lifehacker / 4h
Few things are more painful than the loss of a loved one. After the final services, it may be tough to spend months untangling their affairs. The grieving process only gets harder when you have to grapple with missing financial information—or worse, conflicts over their final wishes. Read more...

Sony makes a big PlayStation 5 production decision

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At the end of this year, Sony and Microsoft will launch new consoles, and at this point, it seems very likely that we’ll still be grappling with the coronavirus pandemic when that happens. While you might think that a pandemic would decrease demand for new (and probably expensive) consoles, Sony is reportedly boosting its PlayStation 5 production, anticipating increased demand … Continue reading

A Frying Pan Ingredient Can Make Super-White Paint Reflect 98% of the Sun's Heat

200+Gizmodo / 4h
You wouldn’t head outside on a scorching hot summer day in dark clothing; lighter colored garments help reflect the sun’s heat. That strategy works for buildings too, and thanks to researchers at UCLA , a new formulation for white paint could effectively reflect up to 98% of the sun’s heat, reducing the demands on… Read more...

How to Remove Audio from a Video Before Sharing It on iPhone

27How-To Geek / 4h
Sometimes, you’d like to share a video with others, but the accompanying audio track is distracting or perhaps introduces privacy concerns. Luckily, there’s a quick way to silence a video using Photos on iPhone and iPad. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Back to school sales 2020: the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Dell, and more

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We've rounded up the best back to school sales of 2020, which include fantastic deals on laptops, backpacks, and tablets from top brands like Apple, Dell, Samsung, and more.

New telemedicine service The Cusp rolls out at-home hormone test for women to predict menopause

100+TechCrunch / 4h
The Cusp , a newly launched startup offering telemedicine services for women in perimenopause and menopause, is launching an at-home hormone test service that slashes the cost of in-office visits and lab tests. Women in California can order the test at a cost of $159 for a telemedical consultation and test, versus roughly $500 for having the same test and lab work administered in a clinic, accord

Asus Zenfone 7’s key specification revealed in NCC listing - here's what we know

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The NCC and TUV Rheinland listings have revealed important details about the upcoming Asus Zenfone 7 smartphone

DJI’s Osmo Pocket gimbal camera drops to $250 on Amazon

50Engadget / 4h
If you’re sick of taking shaky smartphone videos or want to improve the video quality on your vlog, now might be the time to invest in DJI’s Osmo Pocket gimbal camera. The 12-megapixel camera can shoot 4K video at up to 60 frames per second, and the gimbal provides 3-axis mechanical stabilization. Originally listed at $399, the Osmo Pocket dropped to $250 on Amazon today. That’s an all-time low.

Lenovo Flex 5G review: Stunning battery life ruined by Windows on ARM

57Engadget / 4h
In 2019, Lenovo announced it would be the first to make a 5G laptop with Qualcomm’s Windows on Snapdragon platform. A whole year later, the company finally started selling the Flex 5G , which is available via Verizon for a whopping $1,400. That’s more than the base model of machines like the Dell XPS 13 or MacBook Air. Why is it so expensive -- does it have superpowers? Well, if you consider very

Gmail could be getting a huge workplace overhaul

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100+Engadget / 4h
Google’s major productivity theme this year seems to be consolidation. Last month, we learned it would be integrating Meet video chats into Gmail . But the company is apparently going even further for corporate users, Android Police reports . Developer Tahin Rahman came across photos from Google Cloud Next, the company’s current online event, which reveal that Google Chat, Docs, Rooms and Meet wi

Save up to 25% on Western Digital and SanDisk microSD Cards, Hard Drives, Flash Drives, and More, Today Only

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Why Furloughs Make Airline Cost Problems Worse

27View from the Wing / 5h
For an airline doing major furloughs the average cost to crew a flight will be higher after the furloughs than it was before . Every flight will have nothing but flight attendants at the top of the scale. Not to mention increased benefits costs from an older workforce. And that means that ultra low cost carriers are going to have an even bigger cost advantage against American, United, and Delta t

How to Get the Size of an Amazon S3 Bucket

How-To Geek / 5h
AWS makes finding the size of an S3 bucket fairly unintuitive and hidden in the menus. Here’s how to find the total size, graph it in CloudWatch, or fetch it programmatically from the command line. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Engineers demonstrate paper and pencil combination that could help monitor health conditions

SlashGear / 5h
Researchers from the University of Missouri have demonstrated an exciting combination of pencils and paper that could be used to draw devices to monitor the personal health of people at home. Much research is being conducted into the use of flexible electronics and sensors that can be worn on the body to capture health-related information. In the study, the researchers … Continue reading

LA’s PocketList gives renters better information, faster, about which apartments are available in cities

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Nick Dazé, the co-founder and chief executive of the new Los Angeles-based apartment rental services company PocketList likes to say that his company is the first one to put the renter at the core of the platform. The company Dazé has built with co-founder Julian Vergel de Dios, has, in fact, flipped the traditional script of relying on landlords and property managers to source information about

Get a Free Copy of 'Watch Dogs 2' Before Midnight Tonight

200+Lifehacker / 5h
Whether or not you tuned into Ubisoft’s latest big press event is irrelevant; you can still score a free copy of the developer’s reasonably well-liked, hacking-centric PC game Watch Dogs 2 for the low price of free. The catch? You have to claim your free game before midnight tonight (PT), or else the deal—like several… Read more...

Zoom DTEN Me gives home video calls a dedicated display

Zoom Announces DTEN Home
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Zoom has launched its first home video-calling product, a dedicated display with a trio of cameras intended to make social isolation – and working from home – a little easier to bear. DTEN ME, a collaboration with the videoconferencing company and manufacturer DTEN, is a 27-inch touchscreen that tries to do some of what Facebook Portal promised, only without the … Continue reading

Lufthansa’s New Leisure Airline Unit, “Ocean”

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Lufthansa is in the process of securing an air operator certificate (AOC) for a new leisure airline unit, named “Ocean.” Lufthansa’s complicated low cost carrier structure Over the past decade we’ve seen a countless number of major global airlines introduce low cost carriers, to better compete in hyper-competitive markets, and in some cases to also cut staffing costs. Some of these airlines have

Turn Your Frappucino Into an Alcoholic Slushie

93Lifehacker / 5h
Bottled Frappuccinos will never fail to transport me to the year 1999. I am 13 years old—all Clinique Happy and butterfly clips—and sipping a chilled Mocha coffee drink from a glass bottle seems like the height of adult sophistication. I hadn’t really thought about the drink in a long time, not until I saw this piece … Read more...

9 Book Reading Apps Worth Checking Out

24How-To Geek / 5h
Few pleasures in life are greater than being immersed in a great book. Stay up to date with the latest books or catch up on the classics with these inexpensive and user-friendly book reading apps. What a novel idea! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Enable Two Factor for SSH Logins

How-To Geek / 5h
If you really want to lock down your cloud server, you can enable two-factor authentication for SSH in the same way you would add it to your Gmail account, preventing anyone from gaining access if they’ve stolen your SSH private key. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Updates From Loki's Disney+ Series, Stargirl, and More

50Gizmodo / 5h
The increasingly ill-advised coronavirus thriller produced by Michael Bay continues to add to its cast. Tenet gets a runtime for whenever it actually shows up in theaters. Plus, HBO Max gives us a brief glimpse of Raised By Wolves , Lovecraft Country , and His Dark Materials season two , and Kelly Marie Tran returns to… Read more...

The clock is ticking on NordVPN's 70% off VPN deal

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Your next three years of cyber security and geo-spoofing sorted and with a massive discount to boot.

Sumeru Equity Partners buys majority stake in SocialChorus with $100M investment

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100TechCrunch / 5h
SocialChorus , a startup that helps distribute communications internally in a similar way marketers reach customers externally, announced a $100 million investment today led by Sumeru Equity Partners . With this investment, the firm has bought a majority stake in the company. As part of today’s deal, Sumeru will be adding three members to the SocialChorus board. “ Sumeru Equity Partners is making

Brave Robot ice cream launches as the first brand from the Perfect Day-backed Urgent Company

200+TechCrunch / 5h
The founders of the alternative dairy protein manufacturer, Perfect Day , have joined with a longtime product developer in the dairy industry to create a new sustainably focused consumer food company called the Urgent Company. Focused on creating sustainable food brands manufactured, packaged and sold in a more environmentally friendly way, the Urgent Company is unveiling its first product — Brav

Netflix says 'Extraction' and 'Bird Box' are its two most popular original films

92Engadget / 5h
Extraction , the latest Netflix original movie starring Chris Hemsworth, is the biggest Netflix original movie ever. That’s at least according to Netflix who, as reported by Bloomberg , has revealed its top 10 original films in the first four weeks of release. Topping the list is Extraction, which was “viewed” by 99 million accounts, followed closely by Bird Box (89 million) and Spenser Confident

New study finds heart abnormalities in COVID-19 patients

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

How to See All Five Bright Planets at Once This Month

200+Gizmodo / 5h
For the last month and a half, we earthlings have been treated to a nighttime sky in which we can point out three planets at once : Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Starting this week, you can add in Venus and—if you use binoculars—Mercury, too. Here’s how to find all five bright planets in the sky at one time. Read more...

The 'Uncharted' movie has finally started filming

100+Engadget / 5h
Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! After goodness knows how many years, the Uncharted movie has finally started shooting. Spider-Man star Tom Holland announced the news through an Instagram post that shows a chair with the word "Nate" on it and the not-so-subtle caption "Day one #Uncharted." The video game adaptation has spent more than a decade in pre-production hell, cycling through six different direc

Samsung report outlines the future with 6G

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

LA’s Kickback is a social shopping app that converts users into marketing channels through cash rewards

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Frankie Bernstein, the Venice, Calif.-based serial entrepreneur, knows marketing. At his last startup, Markett, Bernstein turned college students into brand ambassadors who were paid by the companies they repped for proselytizing about them on campuses. Now he’s using that knowledge to launch Kickback on iOS and Android . It’s invite-only at this point, but the idea is that it uses company’s mark

Zoom introduces all-in-one home communications appliance for $599

Zoom Announces DTEN Home
500+TechCrunch / 5h
Zoom has become the de facto standard for online communications during the pandemic, but the company has found that it’s still a struggle for many employees to set up the equipment and the software to run a meeting effectively. The company’s answer is an all-in-one communications appliance with Zoom software ready to roll in a simple touch interface. The device dubbed the Zoom for Home – DTEN ME

These Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are just $199 at Amazon

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New or renewed, there are some excellent Sony WH-1000XM3 deals available at Amazon right now.

Xiaomi announces an international version of its Mi Band 5

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick 5
60Engadget / 5h
For the first time ever, Xiaomi’s popular, low-cost wearable device Mi Band is officially available for sale outside of China. Until now, if you wanted to purchase a Mi Band internationally, you had to buy it through the grey market. But today, Xiaomi announced the international Mi Smart Band 5. Mi Smart Band 5 is a pared-down version of the $32 Mi Band 5 that Xiaomi revealed in June. Like Mi Ban

Xiaomi dives into Android TV dongles with a 1080p-capable Mi TV Stick

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick 5
100+Engadget / 5h
Xiaomi has launched several new products at an event today, including an Android TV-powered portable streaming device called the Mi TV Stick. You can plug it into any screen to access your favorite streaming services — just take note that the device itself is only capable of streaming media up to 1080p in resolution, making it direct competitor to affordable streaming devices like the Roku Expres

Researchers built robotic skin with a sense of touch

100+Engadget / 5h
Using Intel’s neuromorphic chip, Loihi , researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) developed an artificial skin that allows robots to detect touch 1,000 times faster than the human sensory nervous system. The system can also identify the shape, texture and hardness of objects 10 times faster than the blink of an eye. The researchers believe this work could improve human-robot in

Mozilla's $5 VPN promises private browsing on Windows, Android

Mozilla VPN Android
95Engadget / 5h
When it comes to VPN apps, consumers have an almost dizzying amount of choice. If you’ve been on the fence about paying the subscription to use one, the fact a company like Mozilla is launching a VPN service may just tip the scales for you. The internet luminary thinks its latest software stands out for a couple of reasons. The first is speed. According to the company, its app has significantly f

Audeze's Penrose is a $250 wireless headset for audiophile gamers

Audeze Penrose PS5
77Engadget / 5h
Audeze has unveiled a wireless headset called Penrose, which features its planar magnetic driver technology and was designed with both console and PC gaming in mind. Even better, it’s now available for pre-order and is only $249 for a limited time — not exactly cheap, but not something that would make a huge dent in your budget like other more expensive planar magnetic headphones. The premium aud

Zoom launches a line of hardware for home use

Zoom Announces DTEN Home
100+Engadget / 5h
One of the biggest success stories to come out of this pandemic is the video-conferencing company Zoom. As many of us transitioned to working from home, Zoom saw its user base grow exponentially. According to a recent earnings report , it went from 10 million daily users in December 2019 to over 300 million in April 2020. Now, the company is ready to make its next move. It’s announcing a new cate

Microsoft Courts New Customers on the Farm: Cows

100+Wired / 6h
The software company reveals a partnership with dairy cooperative Land O'Lakes that will equip cows with sensors and other gear to improve yields.

Xiaomi just unveiled two new electric scooters that'll be on sale in the UK soon

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Xiaomi already makes some of the best electric scooters in the UK, and soon it'll have two more offerings.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 release date revealed – the cheap fitness tracker is on sale tomorrow

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The anticipated Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been announced for a global market, and it's on sale July 16.

Get this top VPN for pennies courtesy of new ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ model

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Atlas VPN adopts a Pay-What-You-Want model to help customers that might be struggling financially.

Researchers team with Intel to make super-sensitive artificial skin

SlashGear / 6h
The field of robotics is one that’s made some significant strides in recent years, but one major difference between us and our robotic counterparts is our ability to feel. Simply having the dexterity to carry out a task isn’t always enough, as our sense of touch gives the brain a lot of contextual information. Today, researchers with the National University … Continue reading

How to See All Five Bright Planets at Once This Month

200+Lifehacker / 6h
For the last month and a half, we earthlings have been treated to a nighttime sky in which we can point out three planets at once : Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Starting this week, you can add in Venus and—if you use binoculars—Mercury, too. Here’s how to find all five bright planets in the sky at one time. Read more...

Paper Mario: The Origami King folds the usual RPG tropes into knots

Mario The Origami King
32Ars Technica / 6h
Paper Mario Enlarge / The origami theme adds quite a bit of physical depth to Paper Mario 's beautiful vast environments. (credit: Nintendo ) Of all the spin-offs Mario has starred in over the years, the Paper Mario games (and the related Mario & Luigi series) most ably expanded the character past his basic platforming roots. The familiar characters, locations, and items are still there in Paper

Automatically Move Slack Messages to Other Channels with Reacji

How-To Geek / 6h
Creating hyper-focused channels in Slack makes it easy to stay on topic but hard to see all of the important messages. Use Slack’s Reacji Channeler to automatically copy important messages to specific channels using emoji reactions. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How Do You Protect Your Website Against DDoS Attacks?

How-To Geek / 6h
DDoS attacks, or Distributed Denial of Service, can threaten to take your website offline, preventing it from doing its job. There are many ways you can minimize the risk from this, and make your website more scalable in the process. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

'The Office' director Ken Kwapis on filming Jim and Pam's 'Casino Night' kiss

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Spaceflight Inc. debuts new orbital transfer vehicle for satellite rideshare rocket launches

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100+TechCrunch / 6h
Seattle-based space ride share service provider Spaceflight Inc. revealed its next-generation orbital transfer vehicle today, the Sherpa-FX. The new spacecraft acts as a deployment spacecraft for combined payloads on rideshare rocket launches – essentially providing last-mile transportation from the point at which the launch vehicle deploys the combined payload, to the actual desired target deplo

NASA’s first lunar habitat may be an RV-like rover built by Toyota

200+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden watch as the NASA Lunar Electric Rover stops in front of the presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (credit: NASA) Last year Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the Moon by 2024. NASA has since been working hard toward this goal, creating the Artemis Progra

Southwest Airlines inaugurates a new ‘very Portland’ concourse at PDX

100+The Points Guy / 6h
Things are going to look a little different for travelers catching Southwest Airlines flights from Portland, Oregon, beginning Wednesday. No longer will they join the majority of Portland International Airport (PDX) travelers cramming into security on the south side of the terminal and trekking to gates on Concourse C to catch their flights. Instead, they will be departing on the north side of th

Samsung Galaxy M31s tipped to launch in India in July

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Samsung Galaxy M31s will be the company’s next mid-range smartphone in the M series. It will launch in July.

Nissan unveil the Ariya, a 100% electric crossover

Nissan Ariya Electric SUV
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Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition launches this summer

SlashGear / 6h
One of the more popular new SUVs on the market stay comes from Kia and is called the Telluride. The automaker has announced a new special appearance package that will be available on the Telluride starting this summer. The special package is called the Nightfall Edition and brings black trim elements to the very popular SUV. Kia will offer the … Continue reading

Can an Instagram for food-logging help you reach your weight loss goals?

43Engadget / 6h
Most diet and weight loss apps, like MyFitnessPal and Lose It, employ the calorie-tracking method of logging your food. You tell the app what you ate -- say, a slice of pizza -- it then estimates the number of calories you consumed. But this method doesn’t always lead to a healthy diet. After all, a can of Diet Coke has zero calories, but it’s probably not as good for you as a 50-calorie serving

Planning a trip? Why your travel plans should be flexible right now

21The Points Guy / 6h
As the travel gradually resumes 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 takes place next month or next year. We get it, and we’re with you: We miss traveling. It’s summertime, also known as “peak travel season”. Bu

Where to buy Ring Fit Adventure: all the retailers with recent stock

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Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure exercise game is out of stock in a lot of places, but here's where you can still grab Ring Fit right now.

Hang Out With Scorbunny on This Red Hot $32 PowerA Switch Wireless Controller, Sobble and Grookey for $40

20Gizmodo / 6h
PowerA Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller (Scorbunny) | $32 | Amazon | Use code 20POWERA20 PowerA Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller (Sobble) | $40 | Amazon | Use code 20POWERA20 PowerA Nintendo Switch Wireless Controller (Grookey) | $40 | Amazon | Use code 20POWERA20 Read more...

Apple wins $15 billion court battle with EU over Irish tax

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200+Mashable / 6h
After a long string of fines and legal setbacks in the EU, Apple can now chalk up one big win next to its name. On Wednesday, the EU Court of Justice ruled in favor of Apple, annulling the European Commission's decision that forced the company to pay back €13 billion ($14.9 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The Court decided that the European Commission "did not succeed in showing to the requisi

These cheap Samsung Galaxy tablets are seeing price cuts this week

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, S6, and S6 Lite are all taking price cuts this week, with deals offering the lowest price yet in some cases.

Fahim Saleh: Pathao and Gokada entrepreneur found dead in New York

2KBBC News - Technology / 6h
Fahim Saleh, 33, who co-founded Gokada and Pathao, was found dead in his flat.

WeMo, one of Taiwan’s biggest scooter-sharing platforms, gears up for international expansion

400+TechCrunch / 6h
Scooters, a common sight on the streets of Taiwan, give commuters an alternative to cars in the country’s densely-populated cities. But they also contribute to pollution and jam-packed parking spaces. Over the past few year, several companies haven taken on the challenge of creating more environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional gas scooters. Gogoro is probably best-known international

Researchers create efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery

SlashGear / 6h
The team of researchers, including chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and their collaborators, have created a highly efficient and long-lasting solar flow battery. The device can generate, store, and redeliver renewable electricity from the sun in one device. The device consists of silicon solar cells combined with advanced solar materials. The device has been able to set a new … C

Record-Breaking High Tide Floods Are on the Rise

95Gizmodo / 6h
There’s no need to wait for the watery future of our coasts. Data from 98 sites along the U.S. coast shows that high tide flood are on the rise. Read more...

Aeroflot Will Hugely Shrink, Become 5-Star Airline

200+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Aeroflot has revealed a significant strategy shift , which will be implemented over the coming years. For context, in addition to “mainline” Aeroflot service, the Russian airline has three subsidiaries: Pobeda Airlines is Aeroflot’s low cost carrier, and operates a fleet of 30+ Boeing 737s Rossiya is also an Aeroflot subsidiary, and operates a fleet of 60+ aircraft to leisure destinations, both s, a virtual payment card startup, raises $10.2M in Series A Com Raises
100+TechCrunch / 6h
Virtual card payment startup has raised $10.2 million in a Series A fundraise, the company announced Wednesday. The round was led by Teamworthy Ventures, with participation from Tusk Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Quiet Capital, Exor Seeds, and Rainfall Ventures. The startup, if you’re unfamiliar, lets anyone generate virtual and disposable payment card numbers for free, allowing t

Everything you need to know about Google's Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4A 5
100+Engadget / 6h
What is it? The Pixel 4a is an upcoming midrange smartphone developed by Google. Like the fan-favorite Pixel 3a before it, the Pixel 4a should deliver a clean, frequently updated version of Android 10 and great camera performance on a budget. Competition in the mid-range market is seriously stiff at the moment, however, so Google's latest phone has its work cut out for it. It’s also on

Maxwell M. Fisher residence. Large brick house, gabled and...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
Maxwell M. Fisher residence. Large brick house, gabled and turreted, with arched porch shaded by awnings. Set back among trees; ivy-covered. Stables behind, also covered in ivy. Viewed at an angle from sidewalk. Edges of other houses both sides. Handwritten on photograph back: “Page 1.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

American Airlines Now Lets You Redeem Miles For A VIP Experience At 20 Airports

69View from the Wing / 7h
Like Delta and United, American Airlines offers a high-touch airport meet and greet service called Five Star. (United's service is actually outsourced.) What's new is that American Airlines now lets you purchase their VIP airport service with AAdvantage miles. Continue reading ...

‘DDoS-For-Hire’ Is Fueling a New Wave of Attacks

100+Wired / 7h
Turf wars are heating up over the routers that fuel distributed denial of service attacks—and cybermercenaries are running rampant.

Amazon Fire HD 8 and 8 Plus Review: Unrivaled Value

100+Wired / 7h
The company's no-frills tablets keep improving. The latest 8-inch models are great entry-level devices that won't break the bank.

Don't Talk About Covid-19’s ‘Waves’—This Isn’t the Spanish Flu

500+Wired / 7h
It’s not useful to think about coronavirus coming in synchronized surges. This is a long, lingering epidemic that is only just getting started.

How Afrofuturism Can Help the World Mend

200+Wired / 7h
In a year that's broken the world and shattered reality, imagining Black futures can help plot a pathway to recovery.

How to Use BleachBit on Linux

54How-To Geek / 7h
Want to safely delete unnecessary files from your Linux operating system, reclaim hard-drive space, and protect your privacy? BleachBit does all of this for you! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Is it time for another round of extensions for airline and hotel travel certificates?

26The Points Guy / 7h
Well, my 2020 travel plans haven’t quite played out the way I expected. Yours probably didn’t either. There have been plenty of cancellations and a newfound interest in home rentals . I even rented a car for four consecutive months. When the coronavirus first came to the U.S., many travelers began wondering what would happen to their hard-earned elite status . It took some time, but airlines and

What Huawei's 5G UK network ban means for you

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The UK Huawei 5G ban is complicated, so we've tried to distill it down to its core facts.

Tesla's 'Autopilot' misleading, Germany rules

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300+BBC News - Technology / 7h
A German court has told Tesla to stop making some claims about its 'Autopilot' driver assistance.

Lemonade launches pet insurance

300+TechCrunch / 7h
Lemonade today launched pet insurance , marking its entry into a new vertical of insurance for the first time since it launched its renters/home owners insurance in 2016. Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber told TechCrunch back in February that some 70 percent of Lemonade customers with a home owners or renters policy are also pet owners, and yet between 1 and 2 percent of pet owners in the United Stat

Reliance Jio AGM 2020: 5G, Android smartphones and the other major announcements

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At its 43rd annual general meeting, Reliance Jio made a couple of high profile announcements that will be crucial to India.

Nvidia could be in big trouble if this new AMD rumor is true

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The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti could be in big trouble if AMD’s upcoming Big Navi GPU does indeed beat it by up to 50% in the performance stakes.

Amazon Razer deals cut prices on massive range of PC gaming accessories

Today Amazon Razer Mini
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Amazon is hosting a massive selection of Razer deals on PC accessories and peripherals right now.

Ford Bronco by Saleen pays homage to Baja-winning ‘Big Oly’ Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco Four
SlashGear / 7h
Just when we thought Ford thought of everything for the reinvented Bronco, along comes Saleen Big Oly Bronco. It’s barely 24 hours seen Ford unveiled its newest Bronco midsize SUV, but the speed freaks at Saleen were quick enough to create a tougher, meaner, and more rugged Bronco. “With the popularity of off-roading, it makes perfect sense to further our … Continue reading

Samsung sound towers and soundbars now available in India

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Samsung has unveiled the Sound Tower, Q Series Sound Bar along with T Series Sound Bars in India

Microsoft has finally fixed three of Windows 10’s biggest problems

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Windows 10 patches for July resolve some of the major bugs which have recently hit the operating system.

Konami scales back 'PES 2021' to focus on its next-gen engine

PES Pro Evolution Soccer
49Engadget / 7h
Konami is taking a different approach with its beloved Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) this year. Instead of a true sequel, the publisher is planning a smaller "streamlined offering" that includes some kind of "season update" content. (We're guessing new uniforms and updated rosters, but only minor tweaks to the engine and underlying gameplay.) To ensure fans don't feel ripped off, Konami will be sell

4 road trips you can take from Charlotte, North Carolina

The Points Guy / 7h
There is a lot to love about Charlotte, North Carolina. I’ve lived here for a couple of years now, and I’m always finding new hidden gems. While learning how to travel during coronavirus , I’ve realized that most (if not all) of my travel throughout the rest of 2020 will be domestic. This means I get to explore more of the places near home I’ve yet to see and revisit my favorite spots. Today, I’m

Microsoft will now support burner email addresses in Office 365

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This handy and long-awaited email feature will soon be available with Microsoft Office 365.

This is How To Use The Science of Gold To Profit During Covid-19

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Should you go for gold?

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

TikTok fined for mishandling child data in South Korea

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200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The regulator said the app collected children's data without consent from legal guardians.

The Morning After: Lego's NES replica comes with a 'playable' Mario game

65Engadget / 7h
This console generation is on its way out, but Andrew Tarantola believes one of the PS4’s best games ever is about to appear. That game, of course, is Ghost of Tsushima , which takes place during the Mongol invasion of Tsushima Island in the 13th century. It’s not breaking a lot of new ground gameplay-wise, though, with elements cribbed from other third-person Sony games you’ve played before, lik

Huawei’s AppGallery Eid Live Sale is set to offer massive flash-sale, up-to 88% discounts and giveaways you won’t want to miss

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Tune in on July 21st and 22nd for Huawei’s massive flash sale

DIFC brings its new data protection law in accordance with international best practice

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Commissioner can impose a general fine on top of administrative fines of between $20,000 and $100,000, lawyer says

Velocity Architecture is the 'soul' of Xbox Series X - here's what it does

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Microsoft has detailed for the Xbox Series X's Velocity Architecture will work - and how it will benefit gamers.

New Toshiba 4K TVs will ditch the plug-in Alexa microphone in future

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There’s a new Toshiba 4K TV in town, and it marks a shift in how Toshiba TVs are integrating some of their smartest features, compared to last year’s range.

Dragon's Dogma is yet another Netflix anime series you won't want to miss

Dragon Dogma Netflix
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A Dragon’s Dogma anime series is coming to Netflix on September 17, marking the debut of another video game adaptation for the popular streaming platform.

Podcast: Lassoing the venture capital cowboys

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The numbers tell the story. US venture capital firms have $444 billion under management, including $121 billion in “dry powder” waiting in reserve—all in pursuit of the next “unicorn” startup that will grow to be worth billions. But about three-quarters of the industry’s cash goes to support software innovation—a habit that’s looking particularly short-sighted at a time when the nation is facing

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia Kindle Reader
SlashGear / 7h
Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn’t just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo … Continue reading

What I learned from each of my rejected credit card applications

The Points Guy / 8h
With all our talk of Maldivian vacations and luxury first class flights , you might be fooled into thinking that nothing ever goes wrong for the points pros here at TPG. While it’s not always fun to talk about, rejected applications are simply a part of life in the points and miles world. In fact, I’d argue that if you’ve never been rejected for a credit card, you probably aren’t applying for eno

A New Map Shows the Inescapable Creep of Surveillance

200+Wired / 8h
The Atlas of Surveillance shows which tech law enforcement agencies across the country have acquired. It's a sobering look at the present-day panopticon.

Will the Hydrogen Revolution Start in a Garbage Dump?

400+Wired / 8h
American companies are racing to commercialize technologies that can turn almost any kind of waste into clean hydrogen fuel.

Llamas—Yes, Llamas—Could Help Us Fight Covid-19

1KWired / 8h
These creatures have evolved special "nanobodies" that may have an edge over human antibodies when it comes to developing a new treatment.

JEDEC finalizes DDR5 standard: Terabyte-sized DDR5-6400 modules incoming

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The first DDR5 systems boasting 4800 Mbps DRAM data transfer rates are expected to be available in 2021 or 2022.

Best business accessories of 2020: Tech tools to help you be more productive

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Our round-up of the best business productivity tools around.

Tom Hanks describes the different coronavirus symptoms he and Rita Wilson suffered

500+Mashable / 8h
Back in March, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were two of the first celebrities to test positive for COVID-19 . But as the Oscar-winning actor tells Stephen Colbert in the clip above, their symptoms were actually very different. "Other than a headache, she had a higher fever than I did, she had horrible nausea," says Hanks, going on to say that while his wife also lost her sense of taste and

Peacock's 'Brave New World' is not the show it thinks it is

20Mashable / 8h
A quick look at the trailer for Peacock's Brave New World will reveal little you haven't seen before, though there's enough to drum up some fascination. But despite a promising premise and some genuinely enjoyable if bizarre episodes, Brave New World cannot save itself from convention any more than the characters in its homogenous universe can. Brave New World sets up all the perils we've come to

Samsung is offering a free iZettle card reader to small business owners

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Selected Samsung Enterprise Edition hardware packages will come with the latest iZettle 2 card reader.

Lord of the Rings on Amazon: everything we know about the prequel TV series

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J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy world is getting adapted – again – but what will Amazon's take on Middle-Earth do differently?

A flexible approach to the 9-to-5 in a post-COVID world

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
COVID-19 has changed the way we live our lives, including the way we work. Remote working – once a luxury, has now become commonplace within organisations.

Do Hackers Really Battle in Real Time?

100+How-To Geek / 8h
Everyone knows that hacker-attack scene from NCIS. Working in their dimly lit forensics lab, Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) and Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) have to fend off a cybercriminal, hell-bent on stealing information about their investigation. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sony will reportedly make millions of extra PS5s to meet COVID-19 demand

Sony PlayStation 5
200+Engadget / 8h
Sony will build twice as many PlayStation 5s in 2020 as it had originally planned, according to reports from Bloomberg and Nikkei . Rather than producing five or six million consoles, the company aims to manufacture up to nine or 10 million, depending on whether you believe Nikkei or Bloomberg , respectively. That massive boost is attributed to the extra entertainment demand from folks locked at

2021 Nissan Ariya EV debuts with up to 300 miles of range

Nissan Ariya Electric SUV
SlashGear / 8h
Enough with the teasing. Nissan has finally unveiled the 2021 Ariya electric SUV. It’s the start of Nissan’s electrified assault following the success of its Leaf compact EV. But unlike the Leaf with its polarizing design, the Ariya is a two row, five-seat crossover with the looks to match. And according to Nissan, the Ariya is available with single or … Continue reading

Mobile sales fall by a fifth at Dixons Carphone

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
CEO says Dixons Carphone ominichannel strategy is on track but warns of weak consumer spending.

New York Expands 14-Day Travel Quarantine

500+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Not only are Americans banned from visiting most of Europe , but we’re increasingly seeing domestic travel restrictions as well, as some states see a surge in coronavirus cases. In late June New York announced a travel quarantine, and that has now been expanded. Tri-state 14-day quarantine requirement First let’s recap the initial policy. On June 24 it was announced that travelers arriving in New

Apple and Ireland win appeal against the European Commission’s $15 billion tax ruling

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100+TechCrunch / 8h
The General Court of the European Court of Justice has annulled an EU decision that involved Apple’s subsidiaries in Ireland. Four years ago , the European Commission said that Ireland had failed to collect €13 billion in taxes from Apple — roughly $15 billion. According to the press statement , “the Commission did not succeed in showing to the requisite legal standard that there was an advantage

Microsoft reveals rare "wormable" bug found in Windows servers - with maximum severity rating

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Critical Windows DNS Server vulnerability could allow malware to spread across an entire network.

Peacock TV: how to watch for free, devices, shows, cost, movies and more

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
NBCUniversal is the newest streaming service, and you can watch it for free right now in the US.

Death Stranding PC performance: 4K with an RTX 2060 Super

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Death Stranding for PC is here, and it is a glorious port – with plenty of performance for all kinds of machines.

The latest version of Chrome solves one of the web's most annoying problems

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Chrome 84 stops websites spamming you with notifications, or tricking you into signing up for them.

Google buys $4.5 billion stake in India's biggest mobile network

Google Reliance Jio India
91Engadget / 8h
Google is the latest big name to buy a stake in India’s largest mobile network, the company announced today. The search giant is buying a 7.7 percent stake in Jio Platforms worth $4.5 billion, a sum that is coming from Google’s recently-announced $10 billion Indian investment fund . As well as handing over plenty of cash to the indebted company, Google and Jio will work together on low-cost Andro

Elon Musk shares render of Berlin Gigafactory and yes, it's very pretty

Elon Musk German Tesla
1KMashable / 8h
In case you didn't know, there's a massive Tesla factory currently being built on the outskirts of Berlin. And, judging from a render posted today by CEO Elon Musk, it's going to look very nice. Musk also shared some details about the factory, though it's hard to say which parts are a joke and which are serious. These include a swimming pool and an "indoor/outdoor rave space" on the roof. Also, M

Kobo's new entry-level e-reader is the $100 Nia

Kobo Nia Kindle Reader
52Engadget / 8h
Rakuten’s Kobo readers are still hanging around to compete with Amazon’s Kindle lineup, and the company just unveiled a new model. The Kobo Nia is an entry-level reader with a six-inch, 1,024 x 758 Carta E Ink display (with Kobo’s ComfortLight front lighting), 172 gram weight, 8GB of storage and 1,000 mAh battery that will run for “weeks on end” on a single charge, the company said. Priced at $10

Lenovo Legion gaming phone to sport 144Hz screen, dual liquid cooling

Lenovo Legion X1 Nano
SlashGear / 8h
Gaming is very big these days, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s true for mobile gaming even when people are practically less mobile these days anyway. Ironically, gaming smartphones have been a bit quiet, perhaps due to sales and the economy being affected by that same global health situation. It almost seems like a bad time to launch a … Continue reading

Google to invest $4.5 billion in Jio Platforms

Google Jio Platforms
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Google will invest Rs 33,737 crore for a 7.7 per cent stake in Jio Platforms. This was announced by Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani at the group's 43rd AGM held virtually.

Man takes cross country roadtrip on Google Street View

22Popular Mechanics / 9h
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Revolut brings crypto trading to U.S. customers

Revolut Paxos US PCB
45Mashable / 9h
Fintech startup Revolut is launching cryptocurrency trading in the U.S. The London-based company launched its debit card in the U.S. in March, but some of the advanced features, including cryptocurrency trading, were absent. Now, through a partnership with Paxos, Revolut offers users in 49 U.S. states (Tennesee is excluded) the ability to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum in one step. Users can store thei

9 Peacock originals to stream (or skip) on launch day

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Read more... More about Tv Reviews , Streaming Services , Launch , Peacock , and Entertainment

Revolut partners with Paxos to bring cryptocurrency trading to the US

Revolut Paxos Crypto US
100+TechCrunch / 9h
Neobank Revolut launched in the U.S. a couple of months ago . The startup is slowly catching up with features that are available in the U.K. and Europe. This time, Revolut is adding cryptocurrency trading through a partnership with Paxos . Users in the U.S. can now buy, hold and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum from the Revolut app. The feature is going to be available in 49 states as there are some reg

Canon EOS R5 and R6 SA pricing revealed

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Canon has released the prices for their new mirrorless cameras and they're as pricey as you'd expect

OnlyFans: 'I started selling sexy photos online after losing my job'

1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The number of people signing up to sell adult content online has spiked during coronavirus.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 might not get a feature we expect the iPad Air to have

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
We'd heard Samsung's new tablets might have in-display fingerprint sensors, but that might not be the case.

AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G could get close to Ryzen 7 3800XT performance with a cheaper price tag

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
AMD’s Renoir chips are shaping up to be surprisingly powerful, going by the latest rumors.

Olympus could return from obscurity with the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

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A new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV could arrive soon, despite Olympus recently offloading its cameras division.

Apple has €13bn Irish tax bill overturned

Apple EU Ireland Irish
10KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The EU's second highest court says the tech giant will not have to pay a record sum in back taxes.

Apple and Ireland win European appeal over multi-billion tax deal

Apple EU Ireland Irish
100+Engadget / 9h
Europe’s second-highest court has ruled that Apple’s so-called “sweetheart deal” with the Irish tax authorities was not illegal. The General Court of the European Union has ruled that, because the EU could not prove that Apple was given preferential treatment, the deal did not constitute state aid. It’s a blow for the European Union’s crackdown on tax avoidance by large technology companies and a

You may not need a PS5 pre-order to secure one at launch

Sony PlayStation 5
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Sony wants it to be as easy as possible to get a PS5 on day one.

Trevor Noah roasts Tucker Carlson over his conveniently-timed 'vacation'

100+Mashable / 9h
A few days ago, Tucker Carlson's head writer Blake Neff left Fox News after his slew of racist forum posts came to light . And now, Carlson is going away for four days on what he was keen to stress is a "long-planned" trout fishing vacation. But Trevor Noah wasn't so sure. "First off, I love how every time Tucker Carlson gets in trouble, he takes a 'planned vacation' in the middle of the week," s

Lego built a fully functioning Ducati motorcycle using 15,000 bricks

69Mashable / 9h
Lego Iitalia and Ducati teamed up to build a 1:1 model of Borgo Panigale’s red motorcycle. The bike design consists of 15,000 Lego bricks and took more than 400 hours to complete. Read more... More about Design , Mashable Video , Lego , Motorcycle , and Ducati

Google Cloud launches super-secure Confidential VMs

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Confidential VMs will keep your Google Cloud data protected using top of the line encryption technology.

This DualSense PS5 controller leak is one of the most convincing yet

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Another photo of the DualSense PS5 controller has been shared on social media, and this one looks very convincing.

Oculus Quest 2 may be in the works, as VR headset production ramps up

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The fight for VR dominance is intensifying, with sources claiming that a new Oculus VR headset could be about to enter production.

Researchers discover the true age of the moon

33Popular Mechanics / 9h
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Starlink’s Internet satellites will enter beta testing soon

31Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Avoid buffering with this speedy security subscription

36Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for $3.69 per month as of July 15, saving you 79% on list price. Digital security and data protection should always be your number one priority when it comes to surfing, streaming, and shopping online. Ensuring your online security generally hits your connection speed hard, but it doesn't need to be this way. You shouldn't need to make

Masks with a message: These face coverings help get out the vote

35Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Stay protected with a five-pack of double layer cloth masks emblazoned with the word "vote" for $35.99, a 20% savings as of July 15. COVID-19 cases are still rising in many parts of the country. It's also an election year. Enter: the voter face mask . Beyond it being breezy and comfortable, the bright multi-colored VOTE print is a mask on a mission. It was designed by esteemed graphic desi

This recovery bundle includes 4 magical ways to relieve sore muscles

24Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Take half off the Maji Sports™ Home Muscle Recovery Bundle , dropping the price to just $69.99 as of July 15. Work out, get sore, skip a few days, repeat: Sound kinda like your schedule? If you try your darndest to exercise most days of the week, but keep finding yourself battling intense muscle soreness, there’s a change to be made — specifically, adding some muscle recovery tactics to yo

This massive portable power station lets you work from literally anywhere

Brydge MacBook Amazon
38Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Keep all your devices fully charged with the Defense™ Titan Power Station for $269.99, a 10% savings as of July 15. All you newly-remote workers are probably getting pretty sick of those same four walls by now, eh? Fortunately, "remote" work can mean so much more than just sitting in your home. And we've got a game-changing gadget that allows you to get your work done from far beyond your

Google invests $4.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Google Reliance Jio India
500+TechCrunch / 10h
Google has become the latest high-profile firm to back India’s Reliance Jio Platforms. The search giant is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73% stake in the top Indian telecom network, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Wednesday. The investment today from Google is one of the rare instances when the Android-maker has joined its global rival Facebook in backing a firm . Facebook inv

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 probably won't solve one of the Galaxy S20's biggest issues

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A new leak suggests dynamic refresh rate is coming to the Galaxy Note 20 series.

Google Chrome update limits cookie tracking and blocks annoying notifications

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Google’s Chrome 84 is now available for all desktop users after a delay in releases due to the coronavirus pandemic. The version resumes the SameSite cookie changes Google started implementing with Chrome 80. If you’ll recall, the tech giant had to roll the feature back a couple of months after it was first introduced in an effort to ensure that it doesn’t cause online services and portals to sto

Mozilla project exposes YouTube's recommendation 'bubbles'

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We’ve all seen social media posts from our climate change-denying cousin or ultra-liberal college friend, and have wondered how they came to certain conclusions. Mozilla’s new project, “TheirTube,” is offering a glance at theoretical YouTube homepages for users in six different categories -- fruitarian, doomsday prepper, liberal, conservative, conspiracist and climate denier. Through these differ

How to watch Intelligence online: stream the David Schwimmer comedy on Peacock today

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NSA and GCHQ collide to hilarious effect in this workplace comedy - discover how to watch Intelligence online no matter where you are.

Ruark's stylish R3 music streamer comes with Spotify, Tidal, smart radio, and more

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Ruark has launched its latest music streamer, the R3 – and it's packing a ton of cool features for audiophiles.

OnePlus Nord pre-orders are here, and it's your last chance before launch

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The OnePlus Nord is now open for its final round of pre-orders before it's officially announced in less than a week.

Kobo Nia is a $99 e-reader with a high-res screen and 8GB of storage

Kobo Nia Kindle Reader
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Rakuten has a new, entry-level e-book reader out, and it compares favorably to the cheapest Amazon Kindle in several important ways. The Kobo Nia is a 6-inch reader with a 1024x758 pixel, 212 ppi resolution touchscreen. It's equipped with Kobo's ComfortLight tech, which lets you adjust the display's brightness as you see fit. The Nia is pretty sleek at 172 grams, with 9.2mm of thickness around th

Twitter wants to simplify finding information during disasters

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Twitter Inida has partnered with the National Disaster Response Force to provide authentic information surrounding disaster management.

Oppo's new 125W fast-charging tech can fill your phone’s battery in just 20 minutes

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Oppo’s new fast-charging technology is the world’s first on a phone to hit the 125W mark, but some details are unclear.

Graphcore unveils new GC200 chip and the expandable M2000 IPU Machine that runs on them

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There is a lot riding on the use of artificial intelligence technology to help us take giant leaps ahead in solving complex challenges — whether it’s medical breakthroughs, building better cybersecurity, or better navigation systems for cars and other moving objects. But the more advanced the application, the bigger the need for hardware that can handle the calculations and processing; and that m

Fraud detection startup Ravelin secures $20M Series C

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Ravelin , the London-based company using machine learning to help companies fight fraud when accepting online payments, has raised $20 million in new funding. The Series C round is led by Draper Esprit, with participation from existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, BlackFin Tech, and Passion Capital. Ravelin disclosed $10 million in Series B funding in September 2018. Launched in 2016, Rave

Oppo's 65W AirVOOC takes just 30 minutes to wirelessly charge a phone

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It’s only been three months since Oppo started offering its 40W “AirVOOC” wireless charging tech on its Reno Ace 2, but today, the company is already teasing a faster, more powerful 65W upgrade. With the same 4,000mAh dual-cell battery, Oppo claims that its upcoming 65W AirVOOC is able to reduce the charging time from the previous 56 minutes to just 30, thus matching its wired counterpart aka “ S

Faulty Mi A3 update breaks dual SIM functionality

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Xiaomi has asked the users to not update to the latest firmware on their Mi A3 devices as the firmware may break features.

Energy news round-up: energy bills could be reduced if lobby group is successful

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What’s been happening in the energy industry this week? Here’s our energy news round-up

How to watch Psych 2: Lassie Come Home - stream the new movie on Peacock from anywhere

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Cult heroes Sean and Gus are back - follow our guide as we explain how to stream Psych 2: Lassie Come Home and watch Peacock online today.

Xiaomi's next high-end smartphone could bring 120W fast charging

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In the race of the ongoing fast charging solution, Xiaomi has joined the line and will soon showcase its 120W charging solution.


Why is Walmart putting $1.2 billion more in Flipkart?

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Walmart is increasing its majority-stake in Flipkart by leading a new $1.2 billion financing round. Is this an effort to take on Jio that seems to be upping its ante in the market place?