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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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If We Can't Open Sports Safely, What Hope Is There for Opening Schools?

1KLifehacker / 1h
As I read the many pages of our district’s return-to-school plans, I only had two questions in mind: How will you know if somebody has the coronavirus? and Assuming that the virus makes it into the school, because it will, how will you make sure that it doesn’t get transmitted to anybody else? The plan did not answer… Read more...

✨ You Can Use Emoji in File Names on Windows 10

500+How-To Geek / 9h
Did you know that emoji work almost anywhere these days? You can use them in nearly any application on your computer. You can even insert them into file and folder names on Windows 10. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

JetBlue to trial ‘GermFalcon’ UV light machine on its planes

500+The Points Guy / 7h
JetBlue says it will test a new ultraviolet disinfecting tool as the airline industry continues its battle to convince the traveling public that it’s safe to fly. JetBlue will deploy eight of the beverage cart-sized machines that can cover the length of an airplane in 10 minutes or less. They feature folding arms equipped with a germ-fighting, ultraviolet-light cleaning system that can help disin

The cheapest gaming and workstation PCs might now sit in the cloud

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7min
Shadow offering cloud-based PCs to gamers, but nothing stops you from using these computers as workstations.

What to expect from Samsung's Unpacked event next week

25Engadget / 16min
For a company with as many moving parts as Samsung, secrets don't stay secret for long -- just look at the string of leaks before any high-profile Galaxy phone launch. With just a week left to go until Samsung's latest (and online-only) Unpacked event, we already have a pretty firm grasp on what the company plans to show off. This year, though, it seems like Samsung just couldn't help but indulge

Before buying Instagram, Zuckerberg warned employees of ‘battle’ to ‘dislodge’ competitor

20TechCrunch / 23min
In one of the first substantive moments at Wednesday’s major tech hearing, Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram came under fire, unearthing a few new revelations about the company’s internal thinking at the time. Alluding to new documents provided to the committee as part of its ongoing year-long antitrust investigation , House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said emails between Mar

Study finds most recovered COVID-19 patients have heart issues

SlashGear / 13min
Though many people focus on the mortality rate of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, health officials have warned that the virus may have long-term health consequences that largely remain unknown. One particular concern has been the infection’s potential impact on heart health, something that a new study warns may be an issue even in mild cases … Continue reading

Sony’s ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs are more than just a badge

SlashGear / 25min
The PlayStation 5 is on the horizon, and Sony seems ready to tap into its other segments to prop up the new console. Specifically, Sony will be releasing a line of “Ready for PlayStation 5” TVs that come with a feature set centered around gaming. There will be two Ready for PS5 TVs at first, but it sounds like this … Continue reading

A Freaky Elongated Cloud Has Reappeared on Mars

NASA Perseverance Mars
Gizmodo / 22min
Like clockwork, a strange cloud has returned high above the Martian surface. Read more...

What a Superhero Show Looks Like During Covid-19

Gizmodo / 33min
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier isn’t coming out next month. The CW’s DC shows won’t be back until next year . As the coronavirus pandemic continues onwards, studios have had to reckon with what shooting a superhero show in the age of social distancing even looks like. But we actually already have an example. Read more...

Marine Corps Bans Service Members From Mining Bitcoin on Military Devices

Futurism / 29min
Crypto Ban According to a Tuesday U.S. Marine Corps memo , service members are now banned from mining cryptocurrency on any government-issued phones or devices. It’s an unusual announcement, and like mattress warning labels or “do not shake the vending machine” signs, probably something that no one thought to ban until it actually became a problem. But, as CoinDesk reports , the military seems wo

AMD: No delays for PS5, Xbox Series X, Zen 3 CPUs, and RDNA 2 GPUs

AMD 3 Year Intel Su
Ars Technica / 27min
Enlarge / This slide is a year old, but AMD CEO Lisa Su says it's still accurate—Zen 3, Big Navi, and next-gen console CPUs will all arrive on schedule later this year. (credit: AMD ) During AMD's second-quarter earnings call, CEO Lisa Su said that all of the company's upcoming 2020 product launches are still on schedule—meaning Zen 3 desktop CPUs, RDNA 2 "Big Navi" GPUs, and console hardware for

Boeing’s bad quarter: Company delays 777X, 737 MAX timeline as COVID hits business

The Points Guy / 39min
Travelers looking forward to flying on Boeing’s next wide-body jet will have to wait a little longer. The coronavirus pandemic that’s wreaked havoc on the airline industry has also hit Boeing, affecting aircraft timelines across the planemaker’s commercial jets division. Chicago-based Boeing slid the introduction of the 777-9X, an updated and re-engined version of its venerable 777 wide-body, int

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G images leak new details aplenty

SlashGear / 36min
Today we’re taking a peek at the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G in a series of leaked images that show front, back, sides, top, and bottom. This smartphone is the second in a line of foldable display smartphones from Samsung in the vertical fold collection. There’s also a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone that unfolds horizontally, and is … Continue reading

So, Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Right Now?

Gizmodo / 34min
The Series 3 is a good smartwatch. Some would even say the Apple Watch Series 3 was the first real smartwatch that was worth the expensive price tag . That said, it’s been three years since the Series 3 launched. Apple’s lowered the price of the watch to $200, and these days, you can find deals that bring that price… Read more...

Best monitor for photo editing in 2020: top screens for photographers

300+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 47min
We've tested the top models available to see which monitor is best for photographers.

These countries have the most exposed databases online

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 36min
New research from NordPass has discovered nearly 10,000 exposed databases online containing 10bn entries.

New flaw neuters Secure Boot, but there’s no reason to panic. Here’s why

20Ars Technica / 47min
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) GRUB2, one of the world’s most-widely used programs for booting up computers, has a vulnerability that can make it easier for attackers to run malicious firmware during startup, researchers said on Wednesday. This would affect millions or possibly hundreds of millions of machines. While GRUB2 is mainly used in computers running Linux, attacks that e

Snap just released its first diversity report. Like the rest of tech, it's not very diverse.

Mashable / 53min
The times they are a-changin': Snap, Inc. has released its first annual diversity report. The analysis, which the company conducted internally, includes current representation statistics alongside numerical goals to increase representation of women and minorities. It also details organizational commitments to more deeply integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the company's business

How to Spot the Latest Netflix Phishing Scam

24Lifehacker / 43min
Everyone loves Netflix, especially when they don’t have to pay for it. That’s why you’re sharing someone else’s account, right? Well, scammers love free Netflix, too, and a new phishing attack could get you to give up your precious user name and password, as well as other critical information you wouldn’t want others… Read more...

Extra Crunch Live: Join our Q&A tomorrow at noon PDT with Y Combinator’s Geoff Ralston

56TechCrunch / 50min
From Airbnb to Zapier, and Coinbase to Instacart, many of the tech world’s most valuable companies spent their earliest days in Y Combinator’s accelerator program. Steering the ship at Y Combinator today is its president, Geoff Ralston . We’re excited to share that Ralston will be joining us on Extra Crunch Live tomorrow at noon pacific. Extra Crunch Live is our virtual speaker series, with each

A neural network that spots similarities between programs could help computers code themselves

32MIT Technology Review / 49min
Computer programming has never been easy. The first coders wrote programs out by hand, scrawling symbols onto graph paper before converting them into large stacks of punched cards that could be processed by the computer. One mark out of place and the whole thing might have to be redone. Nowadays coders use an array of powerful tools that automate much of the job, from catching errors as you type

What Decisions Does An Airline Board Of Directors Make?

View from the Wing / 1h
Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ban Baldanza walks through what issues are decided solely by management at an airline (in his experience) and what questions rise to the level of discussion by the Board of Directors. There are clearly things that fall under the board's purview - mergers, hiring and firing the CEO - and things that clearly don't like which aircraft to schedule on a given route. But wher

This Digital Photo Frame Is the Perfect Gift While You're Away From Loved Ones

20Lifehacker / 1h
Brookstone PhotoShare 8" Photo Frame | $88 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google defend firms against calls for break-up

Apple Google Congress
500+BBC News - Technology / 1h
US lawmakers are considering tougher regulation of the firms, which critics say are too powerful.

Facebook Says China Is Its Biggest Enemy, but It’s Also a Highly Valued Customer

Gizmodo / 1h
Anyone who’s covered the wacky world of tech policy for any time at all probably has some ideas about how today’s major antitrust hearing will go down. Some think Jeff Bezos’s overall net worth will become part of the debate. Tim Cook will be grilled over Apple’s firm chokehold over the mobile app ecosystem. And no… Read more...

How to Watch NASA Launch Its New Perseverance Mars Rover

NASA Perseverance Mars
53Wired / 1h
NASA’s newest rover is its biggest, most autonomous yet and may lead us to the first signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.

Is Your State Is Having a Tax-Free Back-to-School Weekend in 2020?

37Lifehacker / 1h
Even in normal times, school supply lists were often long and oddly specific (five orange pocket folders?). But this year, they’re long and oddly specific and we also have to spend money to set up remote-learning spaces in our homes, because even if our kids go back into the classrooms in the fall, we know it’s only a… Read more...

Leverage AI to optimize customer service outcomes

100+TechCrunch / 1h
Nitesh Dudhia Contributor Nitesh Dudhia is co-founder and CBO of Aikon Labs Pvt Ltd . Nitesh has worked on market opportunity identification, business planning and strategy formulation and execution for digital transformation. As offices worldwide shift to remote work, our interactions with customers and colleagues have evolved in tandem. Professionals who once relied on face-to-face communicatio

Kia denies report that the Soul EV is cancelled for America

Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin/Aurich Lawson) Korean OEMs seem to have figured out how to make good electric vehicles. The cars are well-made and offer better efficiency than anyone other than Tesla, which is why it only took an hour's test drive for the Kia Soul EV to make it to my " top 10 for 2019 " list. We got that opportunity because Kia rustled up a single Soul EV to last year's World Ca

'Succession' star Nicholas Braun drops music video for his quarantine jam, 'Antibodies'

31Mashable / 1h
Look out, Kendall Roy. You may have dabbled in the rap game, but Cousin Greg's got some serious pipes on him. Like many others who've been bored in quarantine, Succession star Nicholas Braun has been making some beautiful-ish music. On Wednesday, the 32-year-old actor dropped a music video for his coronavirus anthem, aptly titled "Antibodies," and boy is it something. Anyone who follows Braun on

Sony plans to test its prototype Vision-S electric car on public roads

Sony A7S III Alpha RAW
200+Engadget / 1h
Sony surprised many people at CES when it unveiled a prototype electric car . It suggested at the time it didn’t intend for the Vision-S to be used on public roads, but fast forward six months and it might actually be bringing the car to the streets after all. The company revealed in a YouTube video description (via Autoblog ) that the car “has arrived in Tokyo for advancing our sensing and audio

The Razer Kishi Is the Smartphone Gamepad I've Been Waiting For

Gizmodo / 1h
Betrayal, frustration, regret. These are just a few of the emotions I felt when I bought my first gamepad for a smartphone, the Logitech Powershell , in 2015. The sales pitch sounded so sensible. You’re already carrying a tiny computer in your pocket all the time, snap that phone into a controller case and you’d have… Read more...

The Hummer EV is shaping up to be GM’s electric answer to the Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck

100+TechCrunch / 1h
The video below contains the first glimpse at the upcoming electric GMC Hummer. The preview video is short, full of nonsense buzzwords, but still telling. It’s clear GM identified two main competitors against the upcoming Hummer: The Ford Bronco and Tesla Cybertruck . The Hummer EV was announced pre-COVID 19 during the Super Bowl. At the time, GM promised it would feature 1,000 HP from the electr

GMC Hummer EV SUV shown for first time as 2020 unveil pushed back

GMC Hummer EV This Fall GM
SlashGear / 1h
General Motors already promised us not one but two versions of the GMC Hummer EV, and now it’s dropping some heavy-handed hints as to what to expect from the design. While the pickup Hummer EV – which reboots the iconic name with an all-electric drivetrain – was already known about, it was only this month that GM confirmed it would … Continue reading

Scientists Discover Source of Stonehenge's Largest Boulders

43Gizmodo / 1h
The origin of the largest stones used to build Stonehenge has been a matter of considerable debate for centuries, but a new chemical analysis of these boulders may have finally settled the issue once and for all. Read more...

AUKEY's 7-in-1 USB-C Hub Adds 4K HDMI and More to Your MacBook for $25 [Exclusive]

Gizmodo / 1h
AUKEY 7-in-1 USB-C Hub | $25 | Amazon | Use code KINJAC76 Read more...

On Tomorrow’s Launch, NASA Is Sending Spacesuit Chunks to Mars

Futurism / 1h
NASA’s fifth Mars rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to finally blast off into space tomorrow morning . Besides a whole host of fascinating scientific instruments, the rover will also be carrying small bits of space suit to the Martian surface. The goal is to find out how different materials react to the unique Martian environment, in an effort to design a spacesuit meant for the first astronauts

Engineers Built “Giant Atoms” That Enhance Quantum Computers

100+Futurism / 1h
Big Chonker Scientists found a new way to improve the fragile and error-prone qubits that make up a quantum computing circuit — and it’s strange. Qubits tend to make errors and can rapidly decay as they transmit information. So a team of MIT engineers built artificial, superconducting “giant atoms” by coupling together multiple cubits-worth of regular atoms. These giant atoms are easier to contro

Protect Yourself From Alcohol Delivery Service Drizly's Recent Hack

41Lifehacker / 1h
If you use Drizly, your data is probably for sale online. The online alcohol delivery service recently alerted its customers that a hacker breached its server and lifted a huge chunk of user information—including email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, hashed password data, delivery addresses, IP addresses and… Read more...

Face shields and sanitizer: 5 things we’re packing for flights during the pandemic

The Points Guy / 1h
If you’re one of the 700,000 or so travelers flying daily in the U.S. right now , you know the experience is far from normal. In the Golden Age of air travel — you know, before the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic in March — your biggest concerns when packing for a flight were probably whether the iPad was fully charged, if you remembered your noise-canceling headphones and if

OnePlus 8T leak shows the way of the future

OnePlus Android 11
SlashGear / 1h
The next OnePlus smartphone was leaked in part by a benchmark test, weeks if not months before launch. The next OnePlus device was almost certainly going to be the OnePlus 8T, if history served as guide for expectations in the near future. It’s not that surprise that we’re looking for, here – it’s the degree to which OnePlus will change … Continue reading

NASA set to launch its most complex, ambitious rover yet to Mars

NASA Perseverance Mars
100+Ars Technica / 1h
The Mars 2020 NASA is about ready to send its largest and most capable rover to Mars. With a mass of 1.025 metric tons, the Perseverance rover is about 14 percent more bulky than its predecessor, Curiosity, which landed on Mars in 2012. Because the two rovers are similar in size and appearance, it would be easy to dismiss Perseverance as a copy of Curiosity. But that would be doing a disservice t

NASA’s new Mars rover is bristling with tech made to find signs of alien life

NASA Perseverance Mars
44MIT Technology Review / 1h
Deep down, our drive to explore Mars has always been about figuring out the story of life in our solar system. Are we alone? Were we always? Or is life on Earth descended from Martian progenitors? NASA is now on the verge of launching its most ambitious effort ever to chip away at those questions, in the form of a high-tech rover called Perseverance and a scheme to return some of the samples it f

Smart devices, a cohesive system, a brighter future

32MIT Technology Review / 1h
If you need a reason to feel good about the direction technology is going, look up Dell Technologies CTO John Roese on Twitter. The handle he composed back in 2006 is @theICToptimist. ICT stands for information and communication. This podcast episode was produced by Insights, the custom content arm of MIT Technology Review. It was not produced by MIT Technology Review’s editorial staff. “The reas

The latest MacBook Air is $100 off at Amazon and B&H Photo

Apple 2020 MacBook Air
43Engadget / 1h
Apple made a lot of improvements to the beloved MacBook Air when it introduced the latest model back in March. Now the laptop is even more appealing as Amazon and B&H Photo knocked $100 off its starting price, dropping the base model to $899 . This is the first time in nearly one month that it’s been so low. Buy MacBook Air at Amazon - $899 Buy MacBook Air at B&H - $899 The base laptop includes a

Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

SlashGear / 2h
It’s no secret that Spotify is the music streaming service to beat, but just how popular is it? In its latest round of financials, Spotify gives us an idea, revealing just how many monthly active users and how many Premium subscribers it has. With those numbers out in the open, it seems that Spotify is closing in on a major … Continue reading

Lawmakers argue that big tech stands to benefit from the pandemic and must be regulated

56TechCrunch / 2h
In his opening statements, the chairman of Wednesday’s historic tech hearing argued that regulating tech’s most dominant players is vital in the midst of the ongoing pandemic that has driven even more of American life online. “Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, these corporations already stood out as titans in our economy,” House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline said. “In the w

Get Paid to Be a Beekeeper

38Lifehacker / 2h
Like butterflies and fireflies , bee populations have been hard-hit by habitat loss. Honeybees are important pollinators for a wide range of plants, and while bee colonies fared a little better over the last year than expected, data show declines of up to 90% in some areas over a 15-year period. Read more...

Alaska Airlines adds another 6 California routes in West Coast build up

20The Points Guy / 2h
Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden was not kidding when he said that the coronavirus pandemic was an opportunity for the carrier to focus its route map “around what we do best.” The Seattle-based carrier plans to add another six routes between its California bases in San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) and destinations in Montana and the Pacific Northwest, according to Cirium sch

A Dead Star Gave Off Something Scientists Have Never Seen Before

75Futurism / 2h
An international team of astronomers say they observed a magnetar — the remains of a dead star with an extremely powerful magnetic field — unleash a burst of high-energy radiation made up of X-rays and radio waves that have never previously been observed. It was likely a type of mysterious cosmic outburst referred to as fast radio burst (FRB), which have long puzzled astronomers. But thanks to a

There’s terrible news if you were waiting for the 2021 Kia Soul EV

SlashGear / 2h
One of the most eagerly-anticipated new electric cars has been scratched from the US launch roadmap, it’s reported, with the Kia Soul EV apparently no longer coming to America. Announced in late 2018 alongside the third-generation Soul update, the 2020 Soul EV had already missed its original launch date for the US market. That, it seems, was only a precursor … Continue reading

Google wants Samsung to kill Bixby, Galaxy App Store

74Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Bixby on the Galaxy S9. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Reuters and Bloomberg are both independently reporting that Google is pushing Samsung to back away from its duplicate Android ecosystem and promote Google apps instead. A "correspondence" between the two companies was seen by both sites, which saw Google push Samsung to promote the Play Store and Google Assistant over the Galaxy App Store and

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in August

Gizmodo / 2h
Streaming is more important than ever. As huge numbers of people stay home during the global pandemic, many have turned to the plethora of services for a much-needed escape. At the start of each month , most streaming services do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with… Read more...

Investment in AI startups slips to three-year low

88TechCrunch / 2h
The fortunes of startups that leverage artificial intelligence have soared dramatically in recent years. These AI-powered startups have seen quarterly investment totals rise from a few hundred rounds and a few billion dollars each quarter to 1,245 rounds and $17.3 billion in the second and third quarters of 2019, according to data from CB Insights . The rise in dollars chasing AI startups has bee

Nurture Your Inner Germaphobe and Never Touch Anything Again With These Antimicrobial Keychain Tools

20Lifehacker / 2h
Antimicrobial No-Touch Keychain Tools | $15 | MorningSave

I Guess a Joystick For Your Tongue Is Better Than Licking a Keyboard

38Gizmodo / 2h
As the world inevitably moves towards devices like smart glasses and screens that follow us everywhere, we’re going to need hands free ways to interact with our apps. Dorothee Clasen wonders if our tongues could potentially replace our fingers using a joystick worn inside the mouth. Read more...

These Stunning Infographics and Charts Turn Science Facts into Cannabis Art

Futurism / 2h
These days more and more people are using cannabinoid products for their health and wellness applications. However, these applications and benefits are so numerous and varied, you practically need a chart to keep track of them all. Luckily, a company called Goldleaf is actually making such charts and infographics. And unlike what you’re probably imagining, they look so good, you’re going to want

Soundtrap by Spotify Lets You Record, Edit, and Collaborate With Anyone, Anywhere

Futurism / 2h
With so many people stuck at home, there are probably more amateur musicians recording music now than at any other point in history. So if you’re one of them, and you’ve got sounds in your head that you want to share with the world, Soundtrap by Spotify gives you everything you need to create and collaborate in your own virtual “everywhere studio.” Best of all, you can try it for free. Soundtrap

Google is releasing a free phone backup tool for iOS

Google One Android
200+Engadget / 2h
Last year, Google added automatic Android phone backups to Google One, the company’s “membership” program that includes Drive storage, family sharing and a handful of other perks. It made sense for Google to bake that feature right into Android, but today the company announced it’ll soon do the same for iPhone users as well. And whether you use an Android device or iPhone, the phone backup featur

Will This TikTok Cereal Box Hack Solve All Your Breakfast Problems?

39Lifehacker / 2h
A viral hack has been circulating on TikTok for a while now. In the countless videos of the #CerealBoxChallenge (does TikTok use hashtags? I am old...) people show how, instead of using the tabs built in to a cereal box, you can fold down the sides and top to make an adorable little “gift box” for the sugary goodness… Read more...

Microsoft Teams might be about to make you more productive

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Microsoft is bringing its new Tasks app to Teams to help workers manage both individual and team tasks.

The best Asus laptops of 2020

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Asus makes a wide range of laptops for all kinds of budgets and uses. Here's our pick of the best.

Google One now offers free phone backups up to 15GB on Android and iOS

Google One Free Android
80TechCrunch / 2h
Google One , Google’s subscription program for buying additional storage and live support, is getting an update today that will bring free phone backups for Android and iOS devices to anybody who installs the app — even if they don’t have a paid membership. The catch: While the feature is free, the backups count against your free Google storage allowance of 15GB. If you need more you need — you g

We're going to record sound on Mars. It'll be eerie.

NASA Perseverance Mars
95Mashable / 2h
Should all go as planned, NASA's car-sized Perseverance rover will plummet through the Martian atmosphere in February 2021, reaching speeds of over 13,000 mph. After landing, NASA engineers will instruct the rover to raise its tall mast, on top of which, among some critical exploration instruments , is a microphone. The rover's launch is now imminent, as the window for blasting into space opens u

Why I hope every single airline follows Delta’s latest mask move

The Points Guy / 2h
There’s endless confusion when it comes to our coronavirus response in the United States, but one thing’s clear — those masks with vents that help improve airflow aren’t nearly as effective at protecting other people from your germs. And, fortunately, Delta just helped build significant awareness around the issue with an unexpected — but welcome — vented mask ban . Vented masks do have an appropr

The best Asus gaming laptops 2020

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you want to play games on the go, Asus gaming laptops of 2020 offer a compelling solution. But, what is the best Asus gaming laptop for you?

Mac OS 8 emulator brings the late '90s to your modern PC

Mac OS 8 Copland
100+Engadget / 2h
If you’ve ever been interested in reliving (or discovering) what using a Mac was like in the late ‘90s, here’s your chance. Felix Rieseberg, a Slack developer, has created an app that emulates Mac OS 8, which you can download and run on macOS, Windows or Linux. He did something similar a couple of years ago with Windows 95. Rieseberg wrote on the GitHub page for the project (via iMore ) that whil

Ouch: IATA Now Predicts Travel Won’t Recover Until 2024

200+One Mile at a Time / 2h
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the largest trade organization representing major airlines, has released an updated global passenger forecast , showing that recovery in air travel is slower than had been expected. Air travel recovery delayed by a year IATA has released its updated forecast regarding a travel recovery, which is bad news for airlines. According to IATA:

The next Intel processors could adopt one of AMD Ryzen's most important features

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
A Sandra benchmark leak may have just revealed PCIe 4.0 compatibility on Intel 11th-generation desktop processors. Here's to hoping it's true.

Your next Netflix TV obsession could be Ratched, from the American Horror Story creator

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's prequel series Ratched is coming to Netflix in September.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N gets an automatic – but no, it’s not blasphemy

SlashGear / 3h
Hyundai’s hot hatch is getting a new transmission option, with the 2021 Veloster N offering a high-tech dual-clutch automatic alongside the standard six-speed manual. Headed to dealerships in 2021 model year cars come October, the new N Eight-Speed Wet Dual-Clutch Transmission promises what only a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable to enthusiasts: day to day convenience paired with manual-st

Waffled Tofu Absolutely Rules

100+Lifehacker / 3h
Waffle makers are very good at getting foods hot and crispy, and that just happens to be how I like my tofu (and my SPAM , prosciutto crisps , and potato cakes ). I also like my tofu saucy, and waffled tofu—with its little square cups—holds sauce like no other. Read more...

Earbuds That Fit Inside a Smartphone Is Equal Parts Smart and Stupid

Xiaomi 12 Apple Google
Gizmodo / 3h
With phones like the MiMix Alpha and its mysterious tri-fold prototype , Xiaomi is no stranger when it comes to dreaming up far out concept devices. But in a recently discovered patent, Xiaomi may have come up with a novel smartphone idea that’s better left on paper. Read more...

Let's Get Loud With $72 off Sony's WH-XB900N Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Gizmodo / 3h
Sony WH-XB900N Noise-Canceling Headphones | $178 | Best Buy Read more...

You Can Now Emulate Mac OS 8 With a Simple, Standalone App

Mac 8 Electron App Linux
How-To Geek / 3h
Forget the complicated virtual machines and OS installers. Thanks to Slack developer Felix Rieseberg, you can now run Mac OS 8 on a 1991 Macintosh Quadra 900 in a single JavaScript app. The macintosh.js app is available on Github and works on macOS, Windows, and Linux. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Universal Studios and AMC Agree to Bring Movies Home Sooner

How-To Geek / 3h
During the global pandemic that led to lockdowns in may areas, the movie industry had to shift how it does business. Theaters closed, leaving nowhere for blockbusters to go. And then, Universal, Disney, and others found a quick solution—go straight to your home. Now Universal Studios and AMC are entering an agreement to keep that trend alive—somewhat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Judge orders New York to pay unemployment to Uber and Lyft drivers

73Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection/Gado | Getty ) A federal judge has ordered the state of New York to quickly pay unemployment benefits to four Uber and Lyft drivers who have been waiting for the payments since March or April. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which filed a lawsuit over the issue back in May, says that the ruling could ultimately help thousands of drivers in similar situations.

NASA Venus Rover Designed For “Exploring Hell”

400+Futurism / 3h
Hellscape NASA just unveiled the winner of its Venus rover design contest, dubbed the “ Exploring Hell ” challenge. The submissions were surprisingly on-brand: Some had hellish names like “DEMoN Fire Sensor” and “SPIDER,” Popular Mechanics reports . But jokes aside, the name of the contest is a fair description of what these rovers would need to survive. No spacecraft has survived longer than 50

Get $15 off your next Amazon order using just 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This post is regularly updated with the latest promotion. Prime Day might be delayed this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get discounts on Amazon. Amazon and Chase are back with another promotion that lets Ultimate Rewards cardholders save on their orders. For a limited time, Amazon is giving targeted Chase cardholders the opportunity to get $15 off orders of $50 or mor

Virgin has the top fibre broadband deal with cheap bills, vouchers and super-fast speeds

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Virgin is currently going big on its fibre broadband deals throwing in a massive £75 voucher for all new customers.

These cheap laptop deals should be at the top of your back to school shopping list

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We're rounding up all the latest cheap laptop deals to get you through your back to school shopping.

Using your personal laptop for work? It's time to upgrade to a MacBook Pro.

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Openreach to connect millions more houses to rural fibre

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Ofcom pledges to change wholesale pricing in exchange for commitment.

FDA: Toxic hand sanitizer problem is getting worse

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released another warning for consumers to beware of certain hand sanitizers in the summer of 2020. Several sorts of hand sanitizer available to consumers in the USA right this minute work with methanol, or wood alcohol. A variety of hand sanitizers released in the recent (and distant) past here in the USA contain methanol, … Continue reading

How to time your Series A fundraise

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When founders start fundraising is as important as how they make their pitch to investors. Timing matters and it’s more complicated than founders might realize, but it’s not just about picking the right month or time of day. Finding the right time to fundraise requires a micro- and macro-level strategy, according to Jake Saper of Emergence Capital, who joined TechCrunch’s virtual Early Stage even

Walmart launches its own voice assistant, ‘Ask Sam,’ initially for employee use

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Walmart is expanding its use of voice technology. The company announced today its taking its employee assistance voice technology dubbed “Ask Sam” and making it available to associates at over 5,000 Walmart stores nationwide. The tool allows Walmart employees to look up prices, access store maps, find products, view sales information, check email and more. In recent months, Ask Sam has also been

A Record Number of Environmentalists Were Murdered in 2019

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These are dangerous times to be an environmental defender. In 2019, a record number of environmental advocates were murdered. Read more...

DARPA Deploys Tiny Satellite That Could Take Best Pictures of Space Ever

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Enhance! A tiny military satellite may be able to take the sharpest pictures yet of extremely distant and difficult to spot objects out in space. DARPA, the Pentagon’s research division, recently deployed what they call the Deformable Mirror (DeMi) CubeSat from the International Space Station, according to a press release . Over the next year, the toaster-sized satellite will use its camera to fo

Konami now makes expensive gaming PCs for some reason

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Though Konami’s focus on video games has been a bit wishy-washy in recent years, the company also has a long history in producing all kinds of hardware, whether that’s arcade cabinets or pachinko machines. Today, Konami revealed that it’s going to branch out into an entirely different line of hardware production: gaming PCs. More specifically, the company today announced a … Continue reading

Congress Doesn’t Get Big Tech. By Design.

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Members of Congress may say dumb things at the tech hearing, but it’s not necessarily their fault.

Fighting identity crime bots with Moving Target Defense

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New strategy goes beyond traditional 'detect-and-block' approach.

Shady Stem Cell Therapies Can Cause Tumors, Infections, and Death, Doctors Report

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A team of neurologists are raising a red flag over risky and unproven stem cell therapies. Their new study suggests that their fellow doctors are frequently asked about these controversial procedures by desperate patients. Many doctors are also seeing patients with serious complications from stem cell therapy,… Read more...

Konami Elbows Its Way into Esports with a Wildly Overpriced Line of PC Gaming Hardware

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Today, Konami, owner of multiple sports clubs , maker of pachinko machines , and occasional developer of video games decided that instead of putting out a real update to PES that it would dive into the world of PC gaming with a new line of esports-focused hardware. Read more...

How to Figure Out If You're Dating a Narcissist

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When Lisa* met Adam* in graduate school, she thought she’d hit the dating jackpot. “He was very wealthy, very charismatic, and at first he was very charming,” she says. “He was constantly showering me with gifts, fancy dinners, and romanic nights out. He was playing by this 1950s courtship rulebook.” But over time,… Read more...

TikTok rap captures the UK's entire mood right now

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We're all feeling pretty confused right now. As restrictions begin to lift around the world, our prime ministers and presidents have left us all with more questions than answers about what's going on. In England, the government has started to adjust these restrictions, with restaurants and bars opening, and travel allowed to certain countries . But since the beginning of lockdown, government guid

Here is what you need to know about free antivirus software

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If you want to download free antivirus software, remember that there are many reasons why paid is better.

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Breaking Artificial Intelligence and How to Fix It

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As covid-19 disrupted the world in March, online retail giant Amazon struggled to respond to the sudden shift caused by the pandemic. Household items like bottled water and toilet paper, which never ran out of stock, suddenly became in short supply. One- and two-day deliveries were delayed for several days. Though… Read more...

Indulge in a bargain with this iPhone XR deal offering 100GB of data for just £35/pm

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Save some cash on a big data iPhone deal with Three - this iPhone XR contract lands you both a massive 100GB of data and an exceptionally affordable price.

These Scientists Are Testing an Experimental COVID Vaccine on Themselves

500+Futurism / 3h
An impressive scoop by the MIT Technology Review : Using simple lab tools, a ragtag group of scientists cobbled together their own grey-market COVID-19 vaccine — and instead of jumping through the usual hoops for a clinical trial, they’re testing it on themselves. The group calls itself the Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative (Radvac.) Led by celebrity Harvard geneticist George Church, the tea

Only 3 days left for serious savings on Disrupt 2020 passes

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Time to get your binge on at Disrupt 2020 , startup fans. Tune in and engage September 14-18 — that’s five days of nonstop opportunity to expand your network, learn the latest tech and investment trends, exhibit your startup, pump up your portfolio and grow your business. If you want to get the best bang for your buck, listen up. Early-bird pricing evaporates in just three days. Buy your pass bef

Coursera and Insitro founder Daphne Koller is coming to Disrupt 2020

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Years after Daphne Koller left academia to pursue its reinvention with Coursera, circumstances have conspired to return her to a passion left by the wayside. Big data, machine learning and biology are suddenly in syzygy and Koller is intent on making the most of it with her new company, Insitro — and telling us all about it at Disrupt SF 2020. Koller was working on applying machine learning techn

3 major cruise lines say they won’t be back until at least November

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You’ll now have to wait until at least November to take a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line , Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises . The parent company of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, on Wednesday said it would extend its halt to cruise operations through at least Oct. 31. Until today, the company only had canceled sailings through the end of September. For more cruis

Make a Plan for the Return of Federal Student Loan Payments

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This week, Senate Republicans introduced the HEALS Act , the party’s next stimulus relief bill. While the $1 trillion plan calls for unemployment insurance, direct payments , forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and more—there’s not much in it for student loan borrowers. As CNBC reports , the HEALS Act… Read more...

Watch the Big Tech antitrust hearing here

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Big Tech is going to Congress. Well, virtually at least. Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai will go before the House Antitrust Subcommittee Wednesday to convince lawmakers their various social networks, online stores, and search engines aren't monopolies . Congress is sure to grill the tech titans on both antitrust issues and "anti-conser

Windows 10 turns 5: where did it all go wrong?

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On July 29, 2015, Windows 10 was made available as a free upgrade, and while the operating system showed promise, stumbles by Microsoft have begun to unravel all that good work.

He Knew

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On May 21, 2019, this sly son of a bitch gazed into our bleak future , and now he reaps the bitter fruit of the trap he set. Read more...

How to Make a Run or Ride Private on Strava

How-To Geek / 4h
Strava doesn’t have the best privacy reputation and, by default, all your activities are public and visible to everyone. However, you can change the privacy settings on any activity. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Deal Alert: Samsung's True Wireless Galaxy Buds+ are $50 Off

How-To Geek / 4h
If you’ve been looking for a solid pair of true wireless headphones, let your fingers do the walking over to eBay. Today a vendor is selling Samsung’s excellent Galaxy Buds+, the company’s latest model (at least until the Beans show up), for $50 off. They’re just a hair under $100, with free shipping. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Configure Cache-Control Headers in Apache

How-To Geek / 4h
Each user’s browser makes use of a built-in cache to store downloaded objects, which can significantly speed up repeat visits to your website by loading from disk rather than the network. Here’s how to configure it in Apache. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

It May Be Time to Say 'Goodnight, Sweet Prince Bixby'

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Google and Samsung are apparently working out a deal that would give Google products a boost on Samsung smartphones, according to a Bloomberg report . That means Google might get greater access to Samsung users, while Samsung’s own ecosystem takes a hit. Read more...

I Miss My Sharp Personal Organizer

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I’ve yet to determine why exactly I gravitate to portable gadgets, but I can remember being obsessed with everything high-tech and pocketable since I was a kid. It started with obvious devices like the Game Boy which all of my friends had, but eventually included personal organizers: devices that tended to appeal more… Read more...

Wednesday's Best Deals: Sony WH-XB900N Headphones, VyprVPN, Xbox Gift Card, Tom Nook Switch Case, Antimicrobial Keychain Tools, Fenty BOGO, and More

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A pair of Sony WH-XB900N noise-canceling headphones , a discount on 2 years of VyprVPN , a $100 Xbox gift card for $90 , a Tom Nook case for Nintendo Switch , a cheap set of antimicrobial keychain tools , free shipping at the Disney Store , an Under Armour Gold Box and a BOGO sale at Fenty Beauty lead Wednesday’s best… Read more...

New AirPods could use bone conduction, or Apple may wait for AR Glasses

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Your next AirPods could use bone conduction for enhanced audio transmission. The most recent plans for this AirPods upgrade appears in the form of a patent application from Apple. In the plans, Apple shows a combination of elements, the likes of which would require a bit more than a pair of earbuds – but not quite a whole helmet-bound headset. … Continue reading

Why there’s no such thing as the ‘best’ credit card

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The question I get most often — from friends, family and readers alike — is “what is the best credit card?” The honest answer is that there isn’t such a thing as “the best credit card.” Everyone is different. We all have different spending habits , changing financial goals and priorities, varying budgets and disparate levels of access to credit as a whole. What works for one person likely won’t w

It's Time to Get Our Kids Back on a Regular Sleep Schedule

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Between the decimation of normal life in the spring and this long, boring-ass summer we’re all wading through, one thing parents may have become extra lax on is a consistent bedtime. Some days I decide enough is enough (for now) and my son needs to go to bed at a decent hour but mostly I’m just like, “What does… Read more...

AMD vows to ship next-generation EPYC ‘Milan’ server CPU by year end

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AMD EPYC ‘Milan’ to fight Intel’s Xeon Scalable ‘Ice Lake-SP’ in 2021.

Valorant's twelfth agent is Killjoy, a German robotics genius

Valorant Agent Killjoy
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Riot is adding another heroic ‘agent’ to Valorant , its currently PC-exclusive first-person shooter. Today, the developer — best known for League of Legends , a popular MOBA that has spawned its own card game and auto chess spin-off — has unveiled Killjoy, a fictional genius from Germany who loves building robots. She’ll be added to the game as part of Act II — Riot’s term for in-game seasons — o

Wednesday's Best Deals: Sony WH-XB900N Headphones, VyprVPN, Xbox Gift Card, Tom Nook Switch Case, Antimicrobial Keychain Tools, Fenty BOGO, and More

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A pair of Sony WH-XB900N noise-canceling headphones , a discount on 2 years of VyprVPN , a $100 Xbox gift card for $90 , a Tom Nook case for Nintendo Switch , a cheap set of antimicrobial keychain tools , free shipping at the Disney Store , an Under Armour Gold Box and a BOGO sale at Fenty Beauty lead Wednesday’s best… Read more...

iRobot's Root rt0 is a $129 coding bot for kids and curious adults

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Roomba maker iRobot made a serious push into education last year when it acquired Root Robotics , the company behind the Root rt1, an innovative $199 coding bot . Now that device is getting a cheaper sibling, the $129 Root rt0 . Like many coding toys, it’s a fun way to get a handle on the basics of programming. And its timing couldn’t be any better, now that families are stuck at home and schools

JetBlue’s Snazzy New Ultraviolet Cleaning System

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We’ve seen virtually all airlines up their cleaning protocols, though JetBlue is piloting some really cool-looking technology . JetBlue has become the first US airline to start using the Honeywell UV Cabin System, which can traverse an aircraft in less than 10 minute. In studies, ultraviolet light has been found to be capable of significantly reducing certain viruses and bacteria when properly ap

Samsung reportedly considering a Google deal that would deprioritize Bixby

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For some time now, Bixby hasn’t been much of a talking point for Samsung. It seems that the smart assistant has lost its luster even for the company that once touted it as the centerpiece of its massive hardware ecosystem. And now, according to a new report, Samsung is considering dropping the smart assistant from its mobile devices altogether. Word comes from Reuters this week, citing a “corresp

Dogecoin Is Powering a Nasty Botnet

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Hackers are using Dogecoin, the meme-themed cryptocurrency that recently experienced a bull run thanks to TikTokkers , to help expand a malware botnet. Read more...

Build products that improve the lives of inmates

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Nik Milanovic Contributor Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts by this contributor Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency Who will the winners be in the future of fi

Where is voice tech going?

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Mark Persaud Contributor Mark Persaud is digital product manager and practice lead at Moonshot by Pactera , a digital innovation company that leads global clients through the next era of digital products with a heavy emphasis on artificial intelligence, data and continuous software delivery. 2020 has been all but normal. For businesses and brands. For innovation. For people. The trajectory of bus

Mirror competitor Tempo raises a $60M Series B

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No doubt about it, home fitness is hot. The category had already been gaining considerable traction in recent years and months, but the ongoing pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated interest by orders of magnitude. And understandably so. After all, while some businesses have begun reopening in some locations, gyms are still a big red flag, with one of the highest potential transmission risks of an

Instrumental raises $20M to scale its AI-powered manufacturing tech

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This morning Instrumental , a startup that uses vision-powered AI to detect manufacturing anomalies, announced that it has closed a $20 million Series B led by Canaan Partners . The company had previously raised $10.3 million across two rounds , including a $7.5 million Series A in mid-2017. According to a release, the Series B was participated in by other venture groups, including Series A inves

Oops: Etsy decimal point error massively overcharges for shipping

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Decimals points are pretty important. Case in point: A glitch at e-commerce site Etsy briefly caused the company to overcharge for shipping labels by thousands of dollars. Etsy sellers took to social media on Monday to notify the company about the problem. Apparently, the e-commerce site’s accounting system failed to notice the decimal point when charging for the total cost for shipping labels. A

How to Automatically Empty Your Trash on a Mac

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Since macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple has included a way to automatically empty your Trash every 30 days, which can free up disk space and reduce mental clutter. Enabling it is easy, but the option takes some digging to find. Here’s the quickest way to turn it on. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Configure Cache-Control Headers in NGINX

How-To Geek / 5h
Caching is the process of storing downloaded data for later use, where it can be read from disk rather than requesting it again. Making proper use of your browser and CDN caching can speed up your website significantly. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Space Camp Needs Your Help

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If you’re an aspiring astronaut too young to even drive a car, for the past 38 years Space Camp has been a fun and educational way to start your training. But as a result of the pandemic and a severe lack of attendance, the last remaining Space Camp is in a state of financial crisis , and it’s reaching out to the… Read more...

JetBlue Trying A New Disinfecting Procedure One Industry Insider Says Will Never Work

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An executive at another airline who managed a UV cleaning procurement process tells me they evaluated GermFalcon and found it “too fragile,” that it didn’t live up to its claims, and that the actual device is too unwieldly, JetBlue “will never get to use it on turns” the way they’re promoting. Continue reading ...

How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power

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We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We can be more conscientious about it.

TikTok CEO says the app has ‘become the target’ but is ‘not the enemy'

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It’s fair to say that TikTok is facing battles on several fronts, with the White House and Facebook both parking tanks on its lawn. The US is reportedly preparing to ban the Chinese-owned company as part of its broader crackdown on Chinese technology. And Facebook is launching Reels, a competitor product that will likely do for TikTok what Instagram Stories did for Snapchat. So, in the run-up to

Google offers refunds after smart glasses stop working

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The North Focals smart glasses will lose all special features, but customers will get refunds.

Xbox boss teases August Xbox Series X event, and it could be big

SlashGear / 5h
Throughout 2020, Microsoft has been hosting various digital events centered around the Xbox Series X. In May, for instance, we saw a showcase of third-party games coming to the new console, while an event last week showed us a number of games that Xbox Game Studios developers are working on. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has seemingly confirmed that an … Continue reading

Build Better Twitter Lists With 'Vicariously'

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I stumbled across a service called Vicariously today, which allows you to create new Twitter lists based on who other Twitter users are following. It’s a simple and automatic way to build lists of interesting accounts that saves you a ton of time over the manual method—and lists greatly improve your experience over… Read more...

On-Ear or In-Ear, Our Readers Can Take 30% off TCL's New ANC Headphones and True Wireless Earbuds [Exclusive]

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TCL True Wireless Earbuds | $56 | Amazon | Promo Code TCLKINJA TCL Active Noise Canceling Headphones | $56 | Amazon | Promo Code TCLKINJA Read more...

Celebrate John Saxon With 8 of the B-Movie Legend's Most Memorable Genre Roles

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The world lost a commanding presence over the weekend with the passing of John Saxon , a beloved cult actor whose career stretched back to the 1950s and encompassed a wide range of Westerns, sci-fi, crime dramas, horror (including three Nightmare on Elm Street movies), and so, so much more. Read more...

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is 830hp of V12 engineering magic

SlashGear / 5h
Lamborghini promised something outrageous from the Essenza SCV12, and sure enough the track-only hypercar promises to drop jaws whether standing still or at speed. Latest in the Italian automaker’s series of limited-edition, super-exclusive coupes, it boasts both the most powerful V12 that Lamborghini has ever made, and engineering that not only borrows from, but actually surpasses “proper” race

AMD Ryzen processors on sale — save $70 and give your PC an upgrade

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PC gaming is a passion for many, with the overwhelming majority saying that it's the best way to game, bar none. Whether you agree is up to you, but PC gaming does bring unrivaled power, freedom, and customization to the table in a way that home consoles don't (yet). But, the price of admission to PC gaming can get pretty steep. There are a lot of parts you need to take into consideration when bu

The Vatican was reportedly hacked by China

100+Mashable / 5h
Sounds kind of like the plot of Mission Impossible III or a Dan Brown book. Hackers with links to the Chinese government reportedly set their sights on a rather high-profile target. They accessed the online networks of the Vatican, according to Reuters and an in-depth investigation by the New York Times. U.S. cybersecurity firm Recorded Future published a report on Tuesday detailing the cyberatta

MIT algorithm finds subtle connections between art pieces

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A new system developed by MIT researchers called “MosAIc” is finding hard-to-spot similarities between art pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. MosAIc scans an image, then uses deep networks to find similarities in pieces that span cultures, artists and media that may not have otherwise been noticed, according to a blog post from MIT’s Computer Science & Artificia

Patch this WordPress plugin now, thousands of users warned

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Hackers could abuse WordPress plugin wpDiscuz to execute code on website servers and hijack accounts.

'The Office' stars discuss 'The Convict' episode, Prison Mike, and jokes about race

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Read more... More about Television , The Office , Jenna Fischer , Angela Kinsey , and Office Ladies Podcast

The First Etch A Sketch That Lets You Draw Circles Is the Perfect Fidget Toy

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Unless you’re a savant born with unnatural abilities for using two knobs to create artistic masterpieces, the Etch A Sketch drawing toy gets less appealing the older you get. I was surprised to find that the new Etch A Sketch Revolution—arguably the first reimagining of the toy that now makes drawing smooth curves and… Read more...

Giancarlo Esposito Teases The Mandalorian's Plans for Moff Gideon

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David Lynch teases some mystery upcoming projects. The Train to Busan sequel has a new release date. Natalia Dyer talks Nancy and Jonathan’s relationship in Stranger Things going forward. Plus, what’s to come on the next Stargirl , and teeny new snippets of both Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks . To me,… Read more...

The eBussy modular EV by Electric Brands offers something for everyone

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Electric vehicles are opening new doors towards innovation. Case in point, the eBussy modular EV. From the get-go, the eBussy is similar to Japanese kei cars with its compact footprint and smallish dimensions. But then again, eBussy is the only EV we know of that is configurable in up to 10 body styles. The eBussy is the brainchild of German … Continue reading

Chill Your Cereal Bowl in the Fridge Overnight

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I honestly have a hard time trusting people who claim to not like breakfast cereal. It’s one of those foods that has been engineered to get people to eat it—it’s basically kibble for people!—and those who insist they are unaffected by flavor science are very suspicious to me indeed. Read more...

How to Pin Conversations in the Messages App on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 6h
Between updates from your bank and group chats, the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad can be a mess. Use the pinned conversations feature introduced in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to access your favorite conversations at the top of the Messages app. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Hearsay, maker of compliant tools for financial services, deepens ties with Salesforce

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Financial services companies like banks and insurance tend to be heavily regulated. As such, they require a special level of security and auditability. Hearsay , which makes compliant communications tools for these types of companies, announced a new partnership with Salesforce today, enabling smooth integration with Salesforce CRM and marketing automation tools. The company also announced that S

Dear Sophie: How can I speed up getting a green card?

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Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How should I prepare for a green card interview? Dear Sophie:

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible first drive review – Top down, allure up

29SlashGear / 6h
It’s been a painfully long wait for the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible. I’m a big fan of the LC 500 coupe, and like many was made that way the first time I laid eyes on its concept-stylings back in 2016. It’s a luxurious grand tourer that, even after several years on sale, still turns heads with its elegant design, … Continue reading

What Thunderbolt 4 Means and How It Could Change Computing

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Technology standards don’t stay still for very long, whether it’s USB , DisplayPort , or wifi , they’re constantly gaining new abilities and a new number tacked to the end of their names. The latest protocol to edge its way to the consumer masses is Thunderbolt 4. Its arrival is likely to have a big impact on the laptop… Read more...

Spirit Airlines calls June rebound an ‘outlier,’ could furlough nearly a third of staff

28The Points Guy / 6h
Discount carrier Spirit Airlines seemed immune from the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic: the holiday flyers that make up the bulk of its flyers were returning to skies at a steady clip and it was on track to resume most of its flights by year end. That recovery, however, has proved to be what Spirit CEO Ted Christie called an “outlier” in a Tuesday (July 28) letter to staff that was vie

Samsung to give Google more Search power on phones in exchange for revenue

SlashGear / 6h
Google and Samsung have a rather unique relationship that borders on being described as “frenemies”. Samsung has on more than one occasion expressed its desire to eventually be free of Google’s influence while it continues to be one of if not the biggest Android device maker in the world for years. Things have been less turbulent recently, with Samsung playing … Continue reading

Is Halo Infinite coming to PS5? Yes, sort of…

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The Halo Infinite gameplay demo has been recreated in Dreams, a PS4 game, but there’s sadly no brutes in sight.

How we test medical alert systems

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Finding the best medical alert systems requires careful analysis of what makes a medical alert system great, what makes it safe.

Samsung might drop Bixby for Google services

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Future Samsung phones may push Google services.

Cove neckband vibrates behind your ears to reduce stress

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There are a number of devices that promise to work magic on our brains , reducing stress and helping us get to sleep each night. The latest on the scene is Cove, from Feelmore Labs , a neckband that hooks over your ears to deliver vibration to your mastoid. Wear this for 20 minutes a day, so says the company, and you’ll find yourself more resilient to stress and find it easier to relax in the run

Dolby and Avid make it easier for indie artists to use immersive Atmos tech

100+Engadget / 6h
Music tracks encoded with Dolby’s immersive Atmos Music tech recently started appearing on Tidal and other streaming services, but most are from artists backed by major labels. Now, Dolby and Pro Tools developer Avid are making it easier for independent artists to encode and distribute Atmos Music. That makes it more likely you’ll get to hear next-level immersive audio from smaller artists on you

The Fantasy and the Cyberpunk Futurism of Singapore

300+Wired / 6h
Revisiting William Gibson’s 1993 essay on the city-state took me back to my home, where future is past.

How to Spot—and Avoid—Dark Patterns on the Web

100+Wired / 6h
You've seen them before: the UX ploys designed to trick you into spending money, or make it nearly impossible to unsubscribe. Here's what to look out for.

Get Your Sauce-Covered Hands on Some Free Chicken Wings Today

300+Lifehacker / 6h
It’s National Chicken Wing Day—time to celebrate the American tradition of taking previously discarded parts of a chicken, deep frying them, covering them in butter and hot sauce and then selling them at a high markup. Well, technically, those are buffalo wings (which originated at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York… Read more...

With 'AFTR,' you can stay virtually connected to loved ones you've lost

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There's no denying the pandemic has been hard on everyone, including those who are grieving from the loss of a loved one . In an effort to limit large gatherings, many have had to resort to attending funerals and wakes via livestream. But to help keep the memory alive, and to make the loss slightly easier to cope with, is AFTR — a company that offers a line of cemetery cameras that allow you and

How to Set Up a Website with a CDN on AWS Lightsail

How-To Geek / 6h
AWS Lightsail is a simpler subset of AWS intended for IT beginners. This week, AWS announced support for CloudFront CDNs in Lightsail, with fixed monthly pricing starting at $2.50. We’ll walk through setting up a high-performance website on Lightsail. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

ICYDK: Likewise Has Great Recommendations for All Kinds of Entertainment

How-To Geek / 6h
If you’ve been lucky enough to make it through your Netflix queue or to-read list, you might be wondering what you should do next. Luckily, with the Likewise app (Free), you can easily get high-quality recommendations for books, movies, TV shows, podcasts and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Duplicate Slides in Microsoft PowerPoint

How-To Geek / 6h
If you want to reuse a slide that appears on your presentation, but you don’t want to manually redesign the entire slide, you can duplicate it instead. Here’s how to duplicate slides in Microsoft PowerPoint. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Remitly raises $85M at a $1.5B valuation, says money transfer business has surged

Remitly $85M Prosus
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Remittances — when people send money internationally to family and friends, or as a payment — has long been one of the most important levers for getting funds to people in developing economies. However, the persistent spread of the coronavirus is having a tough impact on that, with the World Bank estimating that remittances to low and middle-income countries will fall 20% this year to $445 billio

Taiwan-based TNL Media Group raises $8 million to build its publishing and data analytics businesses

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Since launching in 2013, Taipei-based TNL Media Group has grown from an independent news site to a media company with several online publishing verticals and a data analytics business. The company, formerly known as The News Lens, announced today that it has raised $8 million from New York-based investment firm Palm Drive Capital, as part of its Series D round. TNL Media Group’s last funding anno

CVS adds another Big Health product to its point solutions management program

100+TechCrunch / 6h
CVS Caremark launched its point solutions management program with a sleep service from Big Health nearly a year ago, and now it’s adding another of the digital mental healthcare startup’s products to its suite of managed point solutions. The Daylight product, which is designed to help people alleviate worry and anxiety, will join an expanding list of digital therapeutics that CVS Caremark offers

Humana partners with Heal and invests $100 million in the company’s doctor-on-demand service

Humana Heal Medicare
100+TechCrunch / 6h
“The doctor’s office is dead.” That’s the way Nick Desai, the co-founder and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based startup Heal describes the future of traditional healthcare delivery. While Desai’s bluster may be wishful thinking, the doctor’s office is certainly changing, and that’s thanks in part to companies like Heal, which offer in-home and telemedical consultations — and health insuranc

Using population health analysis to improve patient care brings Sema4 a $1.1 billion valuation

87TechCrunch / 6h
Sema4 , the Stamford, Connecticut-based digital healthcare company now worth just over $1 billion, takes its name from the system of sending messages via code. And like its namesake, Sema4 is trying to send messages of its own to the broader healthcare system based on the signals it uncovers in massive data sets of population health that can reveal insights and best practices, according to the co

How to Watch Tech CEOs Testify to Congress Today on YouTube, Facebook, and More

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Big Tech companies will make history on Wednesday when some of the most powerful CEOs in the country testify to Congress. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet/Google will get the spotlight starting at 12 p.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, July 29.… Read more...

100 million-year-old deep-sea microbes awake from their slumber

26SlashGear / 7h
Scientists routinely gather sediment samples from beneath the seafloor to get a better understanding of ancient climates, plate tectonics, and the deep marine ecosystem. A recently published study reveals that the researchers have found that microbes collected from sediments beneath the seafloor that are as old as 100 million years can revive and multiply. These microbes have been lying dormant …

MWC 2021 exclusive: world's biggest mobile show will happen, with 'virtual elements'

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The organizing body for MWC has confirmed the 2021 event will go ahead, but there may be changes.

Konami is making gaming PCs now

Konami Arespear C700
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Konami, the Japanese developer of games like the Metal Gear and Silent Hill series, has decided to enter the very crowded gaming PC hardware market. The company has unveiled three low-to-mid-range PCs with new “Arespear” branding, along with two gaming keyboards and headphones. The PCs feature black and silver perforated grills on the front, not unlike the “cheese graters” on Apple Mac Pros. They

Pai aims to unearth creativity and coding skills in children through Botzees robot

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Only tech company that partners with parents to enhance children's education and development through STEM-based play, official says

The complete guide to Enterprise Plus rewards

The Points Guy / 7h
Car rental loyalty programs are often overlooked. However, they can be valuable and are becoming more relevant than ever with road tripping on the rise . As the largest rental car company in the world, it comes as no surprise that Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a loyalty program. The Enterprise Plus program allows members to earn rewards on their rentals and unlock special privileges through elite

Fortnite on Stadia is not yet worth the effort says Epic Games CEO

SlashGear / 7h
Epic Games, or at least its outspoken CEO Tim Sweeney, doesn’t like Google that much. To be more specific, he has chided the tech giant’s handling of Android’s Google Play Store, particularly the revenue sharing, though he has recently finally called Apple out as well. For the longest time, one of the company’s biggest titles was absent from Google Play … Continue reading

Jio Phone 5 is in the pipeline - likely not on Android

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This Jio Phone will be similar to its previous feature phone offerings possibly even cheaper.

A OnePlus Nord phone will be released in the US – and it could be coming soon

OnePlus Nord US Snapdragon
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The CEO of OnePlus has confirmed that a 'Nord-branded' phone will come to the US, even if the OnePlus Nord doesn't.

Senators Held a Bizarre Hearing About How to Solve Climate Change With More Fossil Fuels

500+Gizmodo / 7h
The Senate Energy Committee held a hearing on Tuesday that was ostensibly about lowering carbon emissions to curb climate change. But they didn’t say much about reducing the amount of carbon spewed into the atmosphere. In fact, some witnesses called for more fossil fuel infrastructure. Read more...

New Tesla Ride Hailing App To Undercut Uber And Lyft

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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 ...

How to Generate Static Websites with React

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React is often used to make dynamic web apps that respond to user input, but it’s also quite useful for static sites. React sites can even be pregenerated during the build process to save on precious milliseconds during page load. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

How to Save Power (and Money) Cooling Your Home This Summer

30How-To Geek / 7h
While basking in chilly air conditioning is a fun part of the American lifestyle, getting stuck with the costly power bill for it isn’t. Luckily, we found some other ways to beat the heat without busting your budget this summer. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

MacBook deals are cutting prices and throwing in free AirPods this week

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Save big on the latest MacBook deals, with big savings on Air and Pro models as well as free AirPods.

How to watch NASA's new Mars rover launch

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Fujifilm X-T4 Review: The Best of Both Worlds for Hybrid Shooters

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The company's latest APS-C mirrorless camera marries still photo pedigree with new video smarts, giving hybrid shooters the best of both worlds.

Why Do I Keep Refusing to Install OS Updates?

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Our tech advice columnist is here to help.

NASA’s Mars Rover Will Be Powered by US-Made Plutonium

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500+Wired / 7h
In 2015, Oak Ridge National Laboratory produced the first plutonium fuel in the US in nearly 30 years. Now it’s headed to another planet.

4 lessons this chubby flyer learned from 15 years in the air

The Points Guy / 7h
I’ve traveled to more than 40 countries , and have come to realize the nuances of getting from A to B as a plus-size traveler differ massively from a “normal” sized person. Yet, it’s hard to access the information because very few airlines are currently trying to tap into the needs of the chubby traveler. Airline marketing is still churning out stock photos of sculpted, slim people staring out pl

Microphone Not Working on a Mac? Here’s How to Fix It

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Apple MacBooks and many desktop Macs have built-in microphones. However, you can also connect headsets and other mics via USB, a 3.5mm audio jack, or Bluetooth. Here’s how to fix a microphone that’s not working on your Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2021 Honda Odyssey loads minivan favorite with more active safety tech

SlashGear / 7h
Honda has revealed the newest version of its minivan, with the 2021 Odyssey promising more flexibility inside along with an upgrade to the standard active safety tech. Honda Sensing will be standard-fit across every 2021 Odyssey trim, with features like Low-Speed Follow, Pedestrian Emergency Braking, and Traffic Sign Recognition being added to the suite. That’s on top of adaptive cruise … Continu

Google reportedly offers Samsung a lucrative deal to prioritize Assistant and Play Store

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Google is reportedly in the midst of convincing Samsung to prioritize Assistant and the Play Store over Bixby and the Korean company’s own app store. According to Bloomberg and Reuters , the tech giants are discussing a new global revenue-sharing deal that would give Google more control over Samsung’s devices. Google has apparently been urging Samsung to give Assistant and its Play Store app more

New York Expands 14-Day Travel Quarantine

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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 once again, as many states see a surge in coronavirus cases. Tri-state 14-day quarantine requirement First let’s recap the initial policy

North Korea’s Lazarus brings state-sponsored hacking approach to ransomware

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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Lazarus—the North Korean state hacking group behind the WannaCry worm , the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank , and the attacks on Sony Pictures —is looking to expand into the ransomware craze, according to researchers from Kaspersky Lab. Like many of Lazarus’ early entries, the VHD ransomware is crude. It took the malware 10 hours to fully infect

Best compact camera 2020: the 10 best models for smartphone-beating snaps

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Want the best compact camera for smartphone-beating snaps? These are the finest ones around.

Hisense to launch its first-ever Smart TV in India during Amazon Prime Day sale

Vivo HiSense India
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HiSense is bringing some of its best smart products including TVs, ACs, Refrigerators etc to India

Hyundai Motor Group shows off new AC technology for vehicles

SlashGear / 8h
Anyone with asthma or allergies knows that keeping the air clean inside their home or office helps reduce the number of symptoms they experience. Keeping the air clean inside a vehicle can be a struggle. Hyundai Motor Group is showing off new air-conditioning technologies that are designed to maintain clean air inside the car. The new technologies consist of three … Continue reading

Wiley apology for tweets 'that looked anti-Semitic' after Twitter ban

6KBBC News - Technology / 8h
The grime artist apologises for "generalising" about Jewish people after he's banned from social media.

New Netflix phishing scam uncovered - here’s how to stay safe

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Dangerous new Netflix phishing campaign evades email security software.

How to watch Vuelta a Burgos 2020: live stream the cycling stage race from anywhere

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World's best teams and riders in Spain this week ahead of WorldTour restart - here's how to get a cycling live stream and watch Vuelta a Burgos online today.

Asics launches high-tech face mask for runners

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The Asics Runner's Face Cover makes running while masked a less sweaty experience.

Elon Musk says Tesla is open to licensing Autopilot, supplying powertrains and batteries to other automakers

Tesla Lucid Elon Musk
500+TechCrunch / 8h
Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted on Twitter on Tuesday night that the automaker would be “open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries” to other automakers. Musk added that that would even include Autopilot, the advanced driver assistance software that Tesla offers to provide intelligent cruise control in a number of different driving scenarios. Musk was addressing a Teslarati articl

Watch the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ augmented reality HUD in action

SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class won’t be debuting until September 2020. However, the German carmaker’s been busy serving up some teaser videos to highlight the slew of innovative features in its next-gen S-Class. The latest is an augmented reality heads-up display (AR-HUD). And from the looks of it, the future looks bright for the new S-Class and the automotive industry in … Continue reading

13 Smart Home Deals on Dyson Vacs, Sleep Tech, and More

49Wired / 8h
We found sales on vacuums, sound machines, gardening gadgets, and other tech to make your day a little less stressful.

Selfies, Screens, and Our Violent Love of Wildlife

86Wired / 8h
Even as wild places crumble and collapse, people’s emotional connection to nature intensifies—but who bears the costs of our fawning over cute animals online?

Form's smart swim goggles now track open water excursions

100+Engadget / 8h
Form’s Smart Swim Goggles are now useful for more than tracking laps in the pool. The company has updated the goggles’ firmware to add support for open water data. Any swimmer can see their stroke rate, elapsed time and other vital info while swimming outdoors. However, you’ll be missing out on some of the bigger features — you’ll need a smartwatch for the full experience. If you have a compatibl

InterContinental Ambassador Enrollment Offer: Free Night After One Stay

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InterContinental is about to offer a pretty lucrative promotion if you either sign-up for or renew an Ambassador membership. What is InterContinental Ambassador? IHG has a rather complicated rewards program structure. In addition to the IHG Rewards Club program that covers all of IHG’s brands, InterContinental has its own guest recognition program, called Ambassador . Ambassador status costs eith

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google deserve to be grilled at the House antitrust hearing

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'The Speed Cubers' takes on the world of competitive Rubik's Cube solving

71Mashable / 8h
Speedcubing is the sport of solving a classic Rubik’s Cube — or a related combination puzzle — in the shortest amount of time possible. And, no, it is not for the faint of heart. The new Netflix documentary on this subject, The Speed Cubers , dives headfirst into the friendly but competitive speedcubing culture. The 40-minute film is one of three new documentary shorts debuting on Netflix this su

How to choose the right POS system for your business

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Looking for a modern POS or ePOS system? We'll help you decide what's the best option for your business.

Business is booming for accountants who embrace new technology

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Accountants need to offer digital services alongside conventional bookkeeping, says Sage.

Perseverance Rover will carry spacesuit materials to the Red Planet for the first time

NASA Perseverance Mars
SlashGear / 9h
NASA is currently targeting July 30 for the launch of its highly anticipated Perseverance Rover to Mars. The rover will search the Red Planet for signs of past water and microbial life. Perhaps as important as the scientific instruments aboard the rover itself are some of the other science missions that will be conducted aboard the rover. The coolest of … Continue reading

Spotify says listener habits are almost back to pre-pandemic levels

100+Engadget / 9h
Spotify’s second-quarter earnings report doesn’t just tell us how many people are using the service, and how much money it lost. The documents also reveal how far people have gone back to living their normal lives after some of the COVID-19 lockdowns were relaxed. According to the streaming company, it’s seen “in-car listening” stats rebound to just 10 percent less than what it was before lockdow

With Robinhood’s UK launch delayed, eToro to bring out UK debit card following acquisition

100+TechCrunch / 9h
Investment app eToro is to launch a debit card, following its acquisition of Marq Millions Ltd , the U.K. based e-money business. Marq Millions will now trade as eToro Money and will be the issuer for eToro’s card. The acquisition was for an undisclosed amount, and the Marq Millions management team stays on. The card will initially be available to eToro Club members in the U.K., then Europe, and

Fable 4 writers worked on Borderlands, GTA V, and Batman games – but what does that tell us?

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The team working on Fable 4 has been revealed, but what does it tell us about the reboot?

This Nextbase dash cam has a unique trick to help emergency services find you

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The Nextbase 622GW is finally on sale – and the premium dash cam has one clever trick up its sleeve for stranded drivers.

Microsoft confirms its dual-screen Surface Neo has been delayed

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It won’t be launched in holiday 2020, although the question remains, when will Neo actually arrive in 2021?

Neuralink chip will let you stream music to your brain, says Musk

27Popular Mechanics / 9h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Chrome OS getting feature similar to Windows Continuum

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Google has been trying to bridge the gap between Chrome OS and the phone and here's the latest step.

EE tops UK operator rankings once more

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UK 5G availability is low but early speeds are promising, with EE taking a lead.

FNB goes virtual, moving into the next era of card payments

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FNB have moved into the next phase of payment system, removing the physical card and putting it on your phone.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 sighting confirms some details

21SlashGear / 9h
Given it barely has any secrets left to tell, Samsung gave not so subtle hints at what its August 5 Unpacked will reveal. One of those, of course, is its next foldable phone, which should have been the Galaxy Fold 2. It’s still the Galaxy Fold 2, at least in spirit, but Samsung has apparently decided to adopt a new … Continue reading

OKCupid security flaws could have given hackers access to user accounts

100+Engadget / 9h
The data contained in dating apps is both very personal and valuable to hackers, who can use it to make highly convincing cyberattacks. So it’s always disturbing to learn about dating app security flaws. In a report released today, security research firm CheckPoint Research announced that it found several security vulnerabilities in OKCupid’s website and mobile apps. The flaws could have allowed

"Apple doesn't have a dominant market share"- says who?

Apple Cook the App Store
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple does "not have a dominant market share" in any market where it does business. This is part of his testimony at the anti-trust hearing later tonight.

Basketball is finally back. Here's how to watch if you don't have cable.

200+Mashable / 9h
On March 11, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA shut down the season, right as the entire league was entering the final push before the playoffs. Believe it or not, professional basketball is back this week and you can watch even if you don't pay for cable. That said, there are some things you need to know about the NBA's restart. The United States isn't even cl

Olympic athletes confront mental health stigma in powerful HBO doc 'The Weight of Gold'

100+Mashable / 9h
Having won 23 gold medals across his career, swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. However, all the fame and success in the world could not spare him from suicidal thoughts. And while Phelps has previously opened up about his post-Olympics depression, he raises even more awareness in his new documentary, The Weight of Gold . The HBO film tackles the struggles Olympic

Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

3KNYT > Technology / 9h
The legislation extends control over platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Critics worry it will be used to stifle dissent and criticism of the government.

GitHub reveals some major changes on future updates

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Feature roadmaps will become more regular as Github looks to keep users updated.

Nintendo Switch Online users can now play this Pokémon game for free

Animal Crossing Nintendo
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If you're a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber, you can now play Pokkén Tournament DX for a week.

Turkey's MPs vote to tighten grip on social media

1KBBC News - Technology / 9h
Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube will now need to comply with requests to remove content.

‘Megaripple’ structures detected on Mars

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

eBussy is both an electric camper and pickup truck

24Popular Mechanics / 10h
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

AMD promises its PS5, Xbox Series X and Zen 3 chips won’t be delayed

AMD Xbox 3 2 Intel
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AMD has confirmed that its PS5 and Xbox Series X chips, as well as its anticipated Zen 3 CPU and Big Navi GPU, won’t be delayed.

Leaked images show the PS5 could be customisable

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

iPhone 12 price leak suggests the range will be more expensive than we thought

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A source has leaked full US pricing for the iPhone 12 range, along with the battery sizes.

ID fraud vs identity theft vs credit card theft: what is the difference?

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Understanding the differences between these three types of crimes can help you avoid falling victim to any of them yourself.

Intel brings in new super-cheap Comet Lake CPUs alongside Core i9-10850K

Intel 7Nm TSMC Comet Lake
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Three new Celerons are seemingly replacements at the most wallet-friendly end of the Comet Lake range.

Catch the Southern Delta Aquariids meteor shower peak

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Tony Hawk’s 1 + 2 remaster soundtrack gets 37 new tracks – but how many do you know?

Tony Hawk Pro 1 2 37
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Tony Hawk’s 1 + 2 remaster will include all the classic tracks you expect, with a few nice surprises thrown in.

PS5 instant loading feature explained – and it seemingly has an official name

PS5 PlayStation Sony
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The PS5's instant loading feature has been explained in more detail in a now-deleted article.

Spotify experiments with shareable podcast quotes for social media

100+Engadget / 10h
The Michelle Obama Podcast’s first episode is now live on Spotify, and it has debuted alongside an experimental feature that makes it much easier to share tidbits from the show on social media. Spotify has started testing a quote-sharing feature for mobile, giving you an easy way to start discussions about ideas or sentiments that resonate with you with friends or followers. When you hit play on

Master Python 3 and hone your developer skills for just $30

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TL;DR: Jump into the world of coding with The Python 3 Complete Masterclass Certification Bundle for $29.99, a 97% savings as of July 29. There’s a reason everyone’s talking about breaking into coding. While the economy and job market are practically in the toilet, demand for tech jobs has remained resilient . Even during tough economic times, it’s a field that continues to march on . Think about

Learn how to self-publish your own e-book with this online course sale

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TL;DR: Take publishing matters into your own hands with The Creative Writing E-Book Self-Publishing Bundle for $39.99, a 97% savings as of July 29. The internet has transformed virtually every single industry out there – including publishing. These days, it's entirely possible to build a literary empire entirely online. Seriously, we've spoken to some authors who make their living from self-publi

Why inflatable hot tubs are a great alternative to the real thing

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Hot tubs are the height of luxury. Coming home after a long day and soaking in a hot body of water while jets massage your entire body? Iconic. Getting this type of spa treatment at home can be pretty pricey, with standard hot tubs costing thousands of dollars. But, like with so many wonderful things, there's a cheaper alternative: inflatable hot tubs. Don't picture a kiddie version of a hot tub

These colorful smart LED bulbs will transform the vibe in your home

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TL;DR: Make sure your room matches your mood with a 2-pack of MagicLight Smart Colorful LED Light Bulbs for $17.99, a 14% savings as of July 29. Smart technology is pretty much taking over our homes. Not surprisingly, 90% of U.S. consumers already own a connected home device of one kind or another, according to research from Metova . We’re not complaining. Having the power to sync up our tech and

Get a better (and comfier) night's sleep with a cooling pillow

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Waking up drenched in sweat is unpleasant, to say the least. But hot sleep can be difficult to stave off, particularly when temperatures rise outside. If you find yourself struggling to sleep cool, you might consider taking a few steps to regulate your sleep environment — including investing in "cooling" sheets, comforters , and pillows. These items won't solve your sleep woes by themselves, but

Private Internet Access VPN is extending subscriptions for free

VPN ISP Norwegian
32Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN is on sale for $2.69 per month as of July 29, saving you 73% on list price. The subscription also comes with two free months. Private Internet Access has a reputation for being one of the best VPN services when it comes to online security and data protection. It offers plenty of advanced safety features to keep your data and identity u

Snag this rare 39% discount on a year of QuickBooks

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TL;DR: Organize your small business finances with a year subscription to the QuickBooks® Essentials Plan for $289.99, a 39% savings as of July 29. No one ever said running a business was easy. (Turns out being your own boss is a lot of work.) In fact, a whopping 41% of entrepreneurs say that managing their business is more stressful than raising children, according to a 2017 Bank of America repor

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick to launch in India on August 5

Xiaomi Mi India August 5
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The Mi TV Stick offers Full HD resolution output and was recently launched in Europe

Forget Silent Hill – Konami now makes desktop gaming PCs

Konami Arespear C700
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These Konami PCs are from the company's Japanese pachinko arcade machine division.

Gionee isn't dead - readies a 10,000mAh smartphone

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Gionee has been low, remaining under the radar for a long time now. However, now the company, which was amongst the first to bet big on India, is coming out with a new device.

PSP owners beware: you might want to check your PlayStation Portable battery

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Recent reports indicate that the lithium batteries inside the PSP are beginning to swell and even burst.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 hands on image just leaked, and there are big design changes

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A live image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G has surfaced, which suggests it will bring an improved design.

It’s time to redefine workplace productivity

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We need to redefine how we work, and that the pandemic is a good opportunity to do so.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 - these purported live images indicate much-needed design changes

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A live image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G has surfaced, which suggests it will bring an improved design.

Google to lay more undersea cables

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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

China now accounts for nearly one-quarter of Tesla revenue

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Tesla has been counting on China to maintain its sales momentum, and it seems to be on track with the plan. In the three months ended June 30, the automaker’s revenue in China climbed 102.9% year-over-year to $1.4 billion, according to its latest SEC filing . That means China now makes up 23.3% of Tesla’s total revenues of $6 billion in the quarter, compared to just about 11% in the same period a

iQoo to show off a phone with its 120W FlashCharge tech

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A lot of Chinese OEMs debuted their fast-charging tech this month, but iQoo wants to demo a phone working with it.

Amazon SG has up to 30% off electronics this week – these are the best deals

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We've hand-picked the best discounts from Amazon's tech sale, get in before it ends on August 7.

Facebook plans to poach big names from TikTok for Reels

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Facebook-owned Instagram is trying to rope in popular TikTok users to join its new competing service, Reels, as social-media rivalry intensifies.

Egypt TikTok: Female influencers jailed over 'indecent' videos

500+BBC News - Technology / 12h
The five young women are sentenced to two years in prison and fined almost $19,000 (£15,000) each.

BMW's update with wireless Android Auto is rolling out

BMW Android Auto Series
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At the end of last year BMW announced plans to add wireless Android Auto support on several of its vehicles, and according to Android Police , the update is now available. BMW announced it would arrive in July for vehicles using version 7.0 of its operating system, and while they weren’t able to snag it over-the-air, prompting the dealer for an update during a visit got the correct software insta