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Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars

6KArs Technica / 16h
Enlarge / Perseverance's two Mastcam-Z imagers (in the gray boxes) are part of the rover's remote sensing mast. (credit: NASA ) The seven minutes of terror are over. The parachute deployed; the skycrane rockets fired. Robot truck goes ping! Perseverance, a rover built by humans to do science 128 million miles away, is wheels-down on Mars. Phew . Percy has now opened its many eyes and taken a look

The $4 Raspberry Pi Pico Can Now Run FUZIX, a UNIX Clone

400+How-To Geek / 18h
Who knew that the Raspberry Pi Pico would find itself in such strange situations just a month after release? Developer David Given has successfully ported a UNIX clone called FUZIX to the Pi Pico. Now old-school UNIX hackers can get their hands dirty with a $4 microcontroller. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

8 cool places you didn’t know you could fly on Southwest

200+The Points Guy / 14h
Yes, it is true Southwest Airlines won’t take you to some exotic destinations like Bora Bora or Tahiti — or even a hop over the pond to Europe. But that doesn’t mean the airline only flies to Vegas and Orlando (although, they totally do). Southwest Airlines also offers some pretty cool destinations just within the U.S., Mexico and even the Caribbean. So if you are looking to explore the nooks and

200,000 Buddhists Gathered on a Giant Screen Via Zoom to Celebrate One of Their Holiest Holidays

100+Gizmodo / 2h
There’s no doubt that pandemic fatigue is high. I get it. Heck, my area has restrictions right now. But it’s important to remember that there are ways that we can get together as a community while being safe and considerate of others. If you need an example, check out the more than 200,000 Buddhists that got together… Read more...

10 best Google Chrome extensions for productivity

72Mashable / 3h
There's a very good chance the most productive people you know aren't just naturally organized and efficient. Instead, they may be using an entire suite of tools to help them stay on track. Google Chrome extensions are an example of tools that can help with productivity issues. These miniature software programs work within your browser to add new and useful functionality. We're taking a look at t

United Airlines Will Pay $49 Million To Resolve Criminal Fraud Charges

View from the Wing / 3h
United Airlines will pay a $49 million fine to the federal government to resolve criminal fraud charges for falsifying records that allowed it to collect payments for transporting U.S. mail on time, when in fact it failed to do so. United “falsified parcel delivery information…[b]etween 2012 and submitting false delivery scan data to make it appear that United and partner airlines with w

Bots Reportedly Helped Fuel GameStonks Hype on Facebook, Twitter, and Other Platforms

87Gizmodo / 3h
The s0-called GameStonks saga had some help from automated bots hyping up “meme” stocks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, according to an analysis by the cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media reviewed by Reuters . Read more...

Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade

200+BBC News - Technology / 3h
A devaluing currency and hard economic conditions make cryptocurrencies attractive despite the risks.

Canelo Alvarez vs Anvi Yildirim live stream: how to watch online from anywhere now

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter back in the ring tonight - here's how to watch a Canelo Alvarez vs Anvi Yildirim live stream wherever you are.

How investors are valuing the pandemic

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here . Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Kicking off with a tiny bit of housekeeping: Equity is now doing more stuff . And Te

How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021

100+TechCrunch / 4h
“A lot of founders mix up raising money with making money.” This quote, which Career Karma founder Ruben Harris mentioned off-hand on a phone call with me, has been on my mind for months. In fact, raising money can cost you money, in the form of that sweet, sweet ownership and equity. That’s why Clearbanc, a startup I have covered for years, has always had a compelling pitch. The company, co-foun

SolarWinds Officials Throw Intern Under the Bus for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Fail

200+Gizmodo / 4h
The SolarWinds drama just won’t stop . It’s a tale of Russian hackers—and potentially Chinese hackers—alleged email spying, and a gaping hole of security vulnerabilities that seems to get worse as more details come to light. Now, we can add yet another twist to the story: the laughably insecure password… Read more...

FDA Authorizes J&J Covid-19 Shot, Adding Millions of Doses to Total Vaccine Supply

37Gizmodo / 4h
Yet another vaccine is now part of our arsenal of weapons against the covid-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) to the one-dose shot developed by Johnson & Johnson. It joins the two-dose mRNA vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. Read more...

The next Moto smartwatches will include an Apple Watch clone

70Engadget / 5h
Moto-branded smartwatches are staging another comeback , and they won't rely on your Moto 360 nostalgia quite so much this time. As WatchSmarty and 9to5Google have noticed, a CE Brands (which runs eBuyNow) presentation has revealed a trio of Moto watches arriving in 2021. Notably, none of them appears to be a direct Moto 360 sequel. The first is a Moto G -inspired watch due in June. Although the

Nevada Just Letting a Crypto Firm Run Entire Town as “Innovation Zone” (?!?)

1KFuturism / 5h
Innovation Nation In an apparent attempt to barrel the country towards its inevitable cyberpunk dystopia, Nevada’s governor announced a proposal on Friday that would give tech companies jurisdiction and power akin to county governments. Gov. Steve Sisolak wants to allow tech companies to be able to create “Innovation Zones” in Nevada, according to The Associated Press . These zones will be govern

Someone Is Suing United Airlines For Helping Him Not Miss A Flight (Really)

20View from the Wing / 6h
News and notes from around the interweb: After 3 years Mexico is still trying to sell its Presidential jet. Even before the pandemic it was tough to sell a VIP-configured plane because of the expense of converting it to passenger use. And Mexico’s President flies coach as his schtick. ⚡️#LoÚltimo El Presidente @lopezobrador_ abordó al vuelo Delta Airlines que lo llevará a Washington, DC, con esca

How social media is driving the Indian farmers protests — and why we can't stop now

65Mashable / 6h
India's farmers are months into one of the largest protests in human history. As they weather rain, cold, violence, and slander, one truth is only gaining momentum with each day: The world is watching. The protests began when the Indian government passed three laws in September 2020 which, broadly, opened up the agricultural market to privatization. Though intended to invigorate and no doubt glob

As important as the Beetle? Two days with Volkswagen’s electric ID.4

100+Ars Technica / 6h
Volkswagen says the ID.4 is as important to its future as the Beetle was to its past. [credit: Jonathan Gitlin ] The Volkswagen ID.4 is a big deal for its manufacturer. After getting busted six years ago for fibbing about diesel emissions, VW underwent a corporate transformation, throwing all its chips into electrification . As a big believer in modular architectures that it can use to build a wi

Weekly Review: February 27, 2021

27One Mile at a Time / 6h
I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! On the points & travel front, this week Icelandair flew to Antarctica, Alaska Lounges rejoined Priority Pass, an American Airlines pilot reported seeing a UFO, Air France unveiled a new safety video, a United Airlines 777 suffered a terrifying engine failure, and much more. With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog: Feature

Disney to take on a new continent with first cruises to Antarctica

The Points Guy / 6h
Watch out, penguins of Antarctica . The Mouse is on the way. Family travel giant Disney plans its first cruises to the White Continent beginning later this year, using a chartered vessel, the company recently announced. Disney also plans its first cruises to the Galápagos Islands, starting in 2022 — also with a chartered vessel. For more cruise news, reviews and tips, sign up for TPG’s new cruise

Tomb Raider Showrunner Tasha Huo Is Joining Joey Soloway to Write Red Sonja

91Gizmodo / 6h
Red Sonja has been a long, long time coming, but with a very welcome addition, it’s time to get the show on the road. Read more...

Boost Your PC Gaming Experience With 15% off a Redragon Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

32Gizmodo / 7h
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Amazon Prime Video free trial: is one available and how to get it

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Who’s eligible, how to sign up, and what on-demand delights you could enjoy over the complimentary 30 days Amazon Prime Video free trial.

Study: The US Needs To Build More Space Weapons

200+Futurism / 7h
Defense Against the Dark Arts (In Space) A new report released Friday shined a light on the growing need for the US space defense system. Researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called attention to the lack of defenses to guard against — yes — threats in space, in a new report published on Feb 26. Titled “ Defense Against the Dark Arts in Space: Protecting Space Systems

Get Over 270 Hours of Premium Coding Training for Just $60

Futurism / 7h
Every organization needs programmers — whether you’re a retail operation that goes from app to warehouse to doorstep, or an industrial firm installing instrumentation and sensors through every facility to better monitor its output. Whether you’re looking to supercharge your career, expand your IT skills, or change industries in 2021, the Premium Learn To Code 2021 Certification Bundle , now 98% o

The latest 'Valorant' agent controls space and time

48Engadget / 7h
Riot is kicking off the second act of Valorant 's Episode 2 with another character that can bend the rules of reality . The developer has revealed Astra, a Ghanaian agent who wields the "energies of the cosmos" to control the battlefield. She can enter an astral form to place "stars" that produce gravity wells, explosive novae and smoke-like nebulae. You can also create a "cosmic divide" between

Great, Now the PlayStation Network Is Down Too

200+Gizmodo / 8h
This has been a rough week for anyone trying to play games online. Sony’s PlayStation Network began experiencing issues Friday afternoon, and the outage seems to have persisted into the weekend based on the PSN status page . The outage comes just one day after the equivalent service for Sony’s competitor Microsoft, … Read more...

Travel trailblazer: How Dr. Gladys West pioneered the modern-day GPS

The Points Guy / 8h
Every time you pull up a map on your smartphone or in the car to navigate getting from point A to point B, you have Dr. Gladys West to thank. West is a “Hidden Figure” (a reference to the Black women mathematicians, such as the late Katherine Johnson , who did computing for the U.S. military in the 1950s and 1960s, written about in Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 book and portrayed in the subsequent

Microsoft is testing 1080p Xbox Game Pass streaming

100+Engadget / 8h
The 720p resolution for Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming (aka xCloud) is decent on a phone, but that's clearly not going to cut it when the service comes to PCs and iPads. Thankfully, a resolution bump appears to be in order. Windows Central and The Verge both say Microsoft is testing 1080p streams. It's not certain how widespread the testing is or how soon you'll see that upgrade, but this would b

This weekend's Chromebook deals feature price cuts of up to $300 at Amazon and Best Buy

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
If you're looking for a cheap laptop, this weekend's Chromebook deals have plenty of great options.

The United Airlines ‘Halfway To Hawaii’ Game Is Back, With A New Prize

76View from the Wing / 8h
Up through 2014 most United Airlines flights to Hawaii featured the "Halfway to Hawaii game" where you could win a bottle of champagne. Passengers would be invited to guess the exact time they'd be halfway across the ocean to Hawaii. Some would just take a close enough guess by listening to the pilot's announced flight time, cutting it in half, and adding that to the departure time. Others took i

Study: “Zoom Fatigue” Exists—and It Totally Sucks

57Futurism / 9h
A new study recently confirmed what millions of people working from home have felt for a while: Video calls are tiring us the hell out . Stanford researchers released a new study last week in the journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior that analyzed the impact videoconferencing had on peoples’ mental and emotional health. They discovered that prolonged video calls contribute to a phenomena called

Ski-town chic: A review of The St. Regis Aspen

The Points Guy / 9h
With my husband and I both working remotely for the foreseeable future, we decided to shake up our quarantine routine at the beginning of 2021 and set out on a cross-country road trip. We departed eastern Pennsylvania at the beginning of January and made some fun stops on our way out west: Columbus, Ohio; St. Louis; Oklahoma City; Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico; Marfa, Texas; and multiple p

Creator or Creature? A Nightmare Wakes dramatizes the birth of Frankenstein

74Ars Technica / 9h
Alix Wilton Regan stars as Mary Shelley in the throes of creating her timeless literary masterpiece in A Nightmare Wakes . It's one of the most famous origin stories in literary history. One summer night in 1816 in Geneva, Lord Byron hosted a gathering of his fellow Romantics, including Percy Shelley and his lover (soon-to-be wife), Mary Godwin. The incessant rain confined the party indoors for d

Why you may have a tough time finding a cabin when cruising in North America resumes

The Points Guy / 9h
Eager to be aboard one of the very first cruises when cruising resumes in North America? You’ll be lucky if you get a cabin. When cruise lines initially restart operations out of U.S. ports, presumably later this year, they are likely to only restart with a few ships, each operating at only partial capacity, executives at all the major cruise lines have said. That’ll create a squeeze on the numbe

The UK government will reportedly buy stakes in tech startups

100+Engadget / 9h
The UK might have a new way to achieve technological supremacy: throw money directly at companies. Financial Times sources say the country is establishing a "Future Fund: Breakthrough" effort that would spend up to £375 million (about $522 million) on stakes in "later stage" tech startups. The move theoretically helps promising firms that could boost the UK's standing in the tech industry, but st

How to Get a Free McDonald's Chicken Sandwich Delivered Next Week

200+Lifehacker / 9h
Remember a simpler time, not too long ago, where people were concerned about getting their hands on a chicken sandwich, instead of a deadly pandemic? Well, the pandemic is still on, but there’s a new chicken sandwich on the block—this time from McDonald’s. The best part is that this time, if you’d like to try one, you… Read more...

Netflix in March 2021: every new TV show and movie you can stream

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Everything you need to know about what's new on Netflix this month.

Saturday's Best Deals: One-Way Remote Starter Kit, Icebreaker Pop Ice Maker, 3-Pack Drawer Organizers, Cuisinart 3-in-1 Kitchen System, XPG 16GB DDR4 RAM, Redragon Gaming Keyboard, and More

44Lifehacker / 9h
An Icebreaker Pop ice maker and a one -way Compustart remote start system lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

'The Real World' original cast reunites in the first reunion trailer from Paramount+

200+Mashable / 9h
MTV's The Real World is typically credited for laying out the blueprint of what we now call reality television. The show's first season, set in New York City, ran in 1992 and now, almost 30 years later, that cast is getting back together for a new Paramount+ series. In this first trailer for The Real World Homecoming: New York , the initially cheery reunion of the cast members quickly transitions

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

2KNYT > Technology / 9h
The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

How to Recover After Stubbing a Toe

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Stubbing your toe is not only physically painful—it can hurt your ego, as you grab your foot in agony like a cartoon character, knowing that you did this to yourself. Fortunately, most of the time this isn’t a serious injury, and you’ll probably feel better relatively soon. But since it can really, really hurt, you… Read more...

[Last Chance] If You Have A Business, Easy 110,000 Transferable Points With No Credit Pull

32View from the Wing / 10h
I think we may be looking at the third easiest 110,000 miles ever, at least for those of you with small businesses. There's a no fee account you can open with a 110,000 point bonus that transfers to airline miles (or be redeemed for cash) and thousands of dollars in free offers on approval. It's an exclusive offer from the One Mile at a Time website but I wanted to highlight it for you here as we

These Alienware deals with GeForce RTX graphics cards are surprisingly good value

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Price cuts of up to $600 have made these Alienware deals with GeForce RTX graphics card surprisingly good value right now.

Delta Passenger Fined $27,500 For Assaulting Crew

300+One Mile at a Time / 10h
A passenger is facing a $27,500 fine for assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Air Lines flight in October 2020. How a passenger assaulted a Delta flight attendant The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for interfering with and assaulting a flight attendant. The passenger now has 30 days to respond to the FAA’s enforcement le

AI Tool “Deep Nostalgia” Lets You Reanimate Your Dead Relatives

500+Futurism / 10h
Animate the Dead Have you ever taken a look at old family photos and think, “These just aren’t creepy enough!” or “I wish these looked more like the characters from The Polar Express, ” perhaps? Now they can! Get this: An online genealogy platform has developed AI that allows you to animate old family photos. Genealogy website MyHeritage introduced a tool called Deep Nostalgia that leverages AI t

How Nvidia is tackling cryptomining so more gamers can get RTX cards

33TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Despite it being a small portion of RTX sales, cryptomining is still cutting into the available Ampere GPU supply. Here's what Nvidia is doing to combat it.

Nissan's improved hybrid car system reduces CO2 emissions

96Engadget / 10h
Nissan has announced that it has achieved a 50 percent thermal efficiency for its next-generation e-Power hybrid technology. As RoadShow explains, most modern gasoline engines have a thermal efficiency of around 40 percent — in other words, only 40 percent of the energy they create upon burning fuel is transformed into motion. The rest gets turned into waste, such as heat and emissions, which mea

Facebook’s latest experimental app BARS is made for amateur rappers

Facebook Launches BARS App•
SlashGear / 10h
NPE Team, Facebook’s internal group for experimental apps, has released a new product called BARS. The social media platform is similar to TikTok, but with a niche userbase: amateur rappers. With BARS, anyone can create rap songs using tools like beats, autotune, and more, then share the content with others. According to the app’s description, BARS will enable users to … Continue reading

NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg

100+Mashable / 10h
In 1972, astronaut Charles Duke left a family portrait on the moon. Now, almost 50 years later, another NASA employee keeps its own family close. The Perseverance rover made its monumental landing on Mars on Feb. 18 and it has already sent thousands of raw images back to Earth. Hidden in photos of the rover itself is a "bumper sticker" with icons of NASA's previous Mars rover missions , Space poi

Storm Ventures promotes Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Storm Ventures , a venture firm that focuses on early stage B2B enterprise startups, announced this week that it has promoted Pascale Diaine and Frederik Groce to partners at the firm. The two new partners have worked their way up over the last several years. Groce joined Storm in 2016 and has invested in enterprise SaaS startups like Workato, Splashtop, NextRequest and Camino. Diaine joined a ye

This Week in Apps: Twitter targets creators, Clubhouse security, Spotify’s plans for paid podcasts

95TechCrunch / 10h
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. A new forecast this week expects consumer spend to grow to $270 billion by 2025. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trill

If you haven’t followed NFTs, here’s why you should start

200+TechCrunch / 10h
Cooper Turley Contributor Cooper is the crypto strategy lead at Audius . He manages social tokens like RAC and FWB and curates NFTs alongside prominent musicians and motion designers. He is an active contributor to web3 publications like The Defiant and Bankless and oversees a DeFi newsletter (This Week in DeFi). He is most active on Twitter. NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — or scarce digital content

PSN is down: outage means online gaming hiccups for PS5, other PlayStation consoles

86TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Sony's PSN is giving people trouble today, according reports from users. Here's what is happening with the status.

ICYMI: We check out Lenovo’s lightest ThinkPad yet

55Engadget / 11h
This week we spent some time testing Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Nano — the company's thinnest and lightest ThinkPad at under two pounds. As usual, slimming things down comes with some trade offs, and Cherlynn Low tells us where the X1 Nano might leave you hanging. We also played around with the Poly Effects Beebo, an ambitious virtual modular synth in guitar-pedal form that Terrence O’Brien says is no

Raven the Science Maven Has a Message for Aspiring STEM Workers: Be Your Unapologetic Self

90Gizmodo / 11h
Diversity has always been an issue in STEM. Although a 2018 Pew report found that women make up half of the U.S. workforce in STEM occupations, it also found that their presence varies widely across occupational clusters and education levels. Black and Hispanic workers are underrepresented in STEM, per the report,… Read more...

The Boys Season 3 Will Be a Supernatural Reunion

1KGizmodo / 11h
SPN fam, next season of The Boys is for you. Read more...

This Pizza Place Delivers By Plane, With Free Shipping

57View from the Wing / 11h
Papa Murphy’s in Anchorage, Alaska doesn’t deliver within 30 minutes, but that’s because they deliver by plane. If you live in remote Alaska, as far out as Prudhoe Bay 855 miles away, and you want pizza what else can you do? The idea started when customers would call asking them to bring pizzas to the airport, and customers would arrange the air cargo themselves. While shipping eats into margins

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L starts at $37,000

SlashGear / 11h
Many SUV fans and Jeep fans are excited to hear that an all-new three-row Grand Cherokee was coming. Jeep has officially announced the starting prices for the all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L line, including the entry-level Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit models. This vehicle marks the first three-row Grand Cherokee Jeep has ever offered. The Laredo trim will start … Continue reading

Hitting the Books: The Brooksian revolution that led to rational robots

61Engadget / 11h
We are living through an AI renaissance thought wholly unimaginable just a few decades ago — automobiles are becoming increasingly autonomous, machine learning systems can craft prose nearly as well as human poets, and almost every smartphone on the market now comes equipped with an AI assistant. Oxford professor Michael Woolridge has spent the past quarter decade studying technology. In his new

The 1 number that will tell us when cruising will resume, according to a top cruise executive

The Points Guy / 11h
When will cruising resume in earnest in North America and elsewhere around the world? The answer is relatively simple, one of the cruise industry’s top executives suggested on Thursday: When case counts of COVID-19 come down to manageable levels. “I think the prevalence of the disease in our own country and around the world will be the greatest indicator of when we can resume cruising,” Norwegian

Facebook releases TikTok-like rapping app, Bars

Facebook Launches BARS App•
63Mashable / 11h
While Facebook has been under fire for copying competitors for years now, the criticism has never stopped the company. From making its own Tinder to jacking the idea of Snapchat's Stories , the Zuck never shies away from taking "inspiration" from other successful tech companies. Case in point, Facebook's newest app, Bars . Bars allows users to write and record their own raps using professional be

OnePlus will reportedly launch its '9R' phone and watch in March

66Engadget / 11h
OnePlus may have a particularly busy March. Well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal told 91Mobiles that OnePlus will reportedly unveil at least four devices in March, including a lower-cost 9R smartphone (you're looking at the 8T above) as well as the standard 9 , the 9 Pro and the company's previously teased smartwatch . While Agarwal doesn't have new specs to share for either the 9R or the watch, it c

How to Automatically Share Your Instagram Stories and Posts on Facebook

45How-To Geek / 11h
Facebook and Instagram are more in sync than ever. One of the perks of this integration is that you can cross-share your Instagram stories and posts to Facebook to easily boost your content’s reach. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

David Attenborough and Dinosaurs Come to Your Living Room in this AR iPhone App

26How-To Geek / 11h
No matter whether you’re a kid or an adult, dinosaurs and other ancient creatures are cool. And the only thing cooler than seeing them on TV or viewing their fossils in a museum would be to see them in your own home. Luckily, with this new app, voiced by natural history David Attenborough, you can do just that. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Photo of Venus Shocked Scientists. Here’s Why.

88Futurism / 11h
Fly By Photograph NASA’s Parker Solar Probe got the souvenir of a lifetime during its trip to study the Sun last year. The probe snapped this stunning photo of Venus on July 11, 2020, according to NASA . The photo showcases amazing details of the Venusian surface from 7,693 miles away—but one particular detail in it, released by NASA this week, has scientists excited. Careless WISPR The probe use

Brazil’s first self-developed satellite will keep an eye on the rain forests

SlashGear / 11h
Much of Brazil is packed full of dense rain forests that are critical to our planet’s environment. Many feel like the clearing of the Amazonian rain forests are a detriment to the entire world, and efforts are being made to protect them. Brazil is set to launch its first homemade satellite known as Amazonia-1, and the entire satellite was developed … Continue reading

Older Samsung Galaxy smartwatches get newer features with the latest update

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
If you've got one of the previous generation of Samsung smartwatches, you're getting some new goodies.

Master Real-World Math With 97% off This Course Bundle

Futurism / 12h
We’ve all heard the complaint, maybe in our salad days of schooling, that we’ll never use math in the “real world.” But, come on: Stop and consider that you use math constantly . You calculate tips, pay off your credit card, make investments in your fintech apps, and more. And this all goes without mentioning the math, in the form of computer code, that unfolds all around us every day. The Master

British Airways Pays £130,000 For Baileys Slip

63One Mile at a Time / 12h
British Airways is being forced to pay £130,000 after a man slipped in a puddle of Bailey’s at Heathrow… but perhaps the case isn’t quite as frivolous as it sounds. Details of the British Airways Heathrow Baileys slip On November 11, 2017, Andreas Wuchner was flying from London Heathrow to Zurich with British Airways. While near the check-in desk, Wuchner slipped in a puddle of Baileys, and hit h

NASA grants Astra a satellite launch contract worth $7.95 million

SlashGear / 12h
When it comes to satellite launches, we typically think of SpaceX. It’s not the only company putting satellites into space for NASA and other agencies and companies. A satellite launch company called Astra based in Alameda has announced that it secured a contract to delivered six cube satellites into orbit for NASA. The launch contract is worth $7.95 million once … Continue reading

The Morning After: MSI's latest gaming laptop targets the 1440p sweet spot

43Engadget / 12h
Years after 3D's last invasion has receded from the public sphere, it’s notable that some of the most favorable implementations happened on mobile devices. To mark the ten-year anniversary of the Nintedo 3DS launch in Japan, Engadget editors chimed in with a few memories of their favorite games . Kris Naudus / Engadget Still, Kris Naudus wants you to know that the portable system’s best feature h

Rumor claims Mercedes-AMG C63 will go hybrid

SlashGear / 12h
One of the hottest AMG cars made by Mercedes-AMG is the C63. This car has traditionally had a big burly V-8 engine under the hood, making gobs of power. A new rumor has surfaced that claims that will change with the V-8 engine out and a hybrid four-cylinder powertrain in. Automotive enthusiasts know that means an exhaust note that will … Continue reading

PlayStation Network outage hits games and social: What we know

SlashGear / 12h
Only a day after Microsoft fixed its Xbox outage issue, Sony is experiencing similar things with its PlayStation Network (PSN). The company’s current outage, which has been happening for the past several hours, impacts game and social features across the PlayStation product family, including the PS4 and PS5, as well as older devices like the PS3 and PS Vita. Sony’s … Continue reading

200,000 Buddhists celebrated a holy day over Zoom and the pictures are beautiful

100+Mashable / 12h
On Friday, over 200,000 Buddhists gathered over Zoom to celebrate Makha Bucha Day . One of the holist days to Buddhists, Makha Bucha Day marks the full moon day of the third lunar month. This year, that date was February 26. Image: Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/Shutterstock When the Buddha was alive thousands of years ago, 1,250 of his followers came to see him in India without a scheduled meeting;

How to Add Private Labels in Google Maps

79How-To Geek / 12h
Google Maps offers various recommendations for travelers, including important landmarks to nearby businesses. If you want to save your own recommendations to Google Maps to quickly find in the future, you can do so by adding private labels. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

1KWired / 12h
Plus: Firefox blocks more tracking, how to fight a robodog, and more of the week’s top security news.


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The LastPass Android App Contains 7 Trackers From Third Party Companies 😬

200+How-To Geek / 1h
When it comes to account security, using a password manager is generally a good idea. But what happens if that password manager is tracking what you’re doing and not even telling you? According to security researcher Mike Kuketz, the LastPass Android app has seven embedded trackers, and LastPass may not know what data they collect. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

PS5 restock: how to track the new console stock on Twitter – and get it fast

42TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Tracking PS5 stock has become important in 2021 as the new Sony console remains hard to find. Here's how to get alerted next time.

Huawei Mate X2 vs Galaxy Z Fold2: Head-to-head comparison

SlashGear / 50min
You’d have come to realize by now that foldable smartphones come for a premium. They are a luxury not meant for everyone. That said, the market of foldable phones is fiercely poised with Huawei introducing its third-generation handset in the Mate X2 that delivers a different, sleeker form factor than its predecessor. This new device unfolds an expensive rivalry by … Continue reading

Got an Old Tablet? Put It to Work in the Kitchen

How-To Geek / 10min
A lot of people have aging gadgets tucked away in a dusty drawer. One handy use that I’ve found for an old tablet is as a dedicated kitchen hub. This simple thing has really improved my cooking experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad live stream 2021: how to watch cycling online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 34min
First UCI WorldTour 2021 cycling cobbled classic is today - here's how to watch cycling online and get a 2021 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad live stream.

Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech

54Engadget / 41min
Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive ), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still on deck for next year. Beyond that, VW autonomous driving exec Christian Senger said "This year, for the first time, we are conducting field trials

Disney Plus on Chromecast: How to get it and start watching now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
We discuss how you can access Disney Plus on Chromecast to watch your favorite movies and TV shows.

Vodafone's market-leading fibre broadband deals come to an end on Monday

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Vodafone's incredible broadband deal will close up on Monday - get it before it's gone.

Sony’s State of Play outlined a boring few months for the PS5

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Sony’s latest State of Play was a bit of a disappointment following last year’s PS5 launch hype.

Micro LED TV: the premium display tech explained

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
Will Micro LED take the crowning spot for premium TV technologies? Here's what you need to know and what the future of Micro LED TVs looks like.

Sony A7 IV release date, price, rumors and leaks

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
The Sony A7 IV rumors are growing, but when will see the successor to one of the best mirrorless cameras of all time?

OLED TVs probably won't get any smaller – here's why

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 42min
How small will OLED TVs be next year, and should you hold out for a 32-inch TV sporting an OLED panel? Here’s what you need to know.

Invest in Cryptocurrency And Support A Great Cause with This Giveaway

Futurism / 43min
Bitcoin started as an unusual experiment, and since then, it’s grown, in boom and bust, to the point where you can buy a Tesla with Bitcoin . Getting started, though, has become complex. Fortunately, for as little as $10 , you can get all the tools you need to invest, and support a great cause while doing it. What You Get Included in the bundle is: $8,000 worth of Bitcoin in Coinbase, one of the

Dramatic 'Ginny & Georgia' finale leaves us with plenty of questions

Mashable / 48min
Netflix's Ginny & Georgia is nothing like Gilmore Girls. The comparison was ostensibly made to create buzz around the former, which subsequently entered the world in the gargantuan shadow of its fast-talking, snow-covered predecessor. By the Season 1 finale, all Gilmore comparisons should be retired. Not because Ginny & Georgia has a particularly strong identity of its own, but because it has thr

Ring Video Doorbell Pro vs Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: which smart doorbell should you choose?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Find out what’s new as we compare the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 with its predecessor and explain all the differences.

Monsters, mania and the unstoppable march of Pokémon

500+BBC News - Technology / 1h
Several waves of Pokémania have swept the globe, keeping this lucrative franchise relevant for 25 years.

Covid-19: How would an NHS vaccine passport app work?

500+BBC News - Technology / 1h
There is growing speculation that a certificate scheme could be built into the main NHS app.

Electric Buses Will Replace a Maryland School District's Gas-Guzzling Fleet

100+How-To Geek / 1h
In Maryland, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education has signed a contract to convert its entire school bus fleet to all-eclectic. With over 1,400 school busses, it’s one of the largest bus fleets in the United States, and it will start with 326 electric buses in the next four years. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon's Free IMDb Streaming Service Arrives on Chromecast with Google TV

100+How-To Geek / 1h
Amazon’s fledgling IMDb TV streaming service is now available on Chromecast with Google TV and other devices running the Android TV software. Like Crackle or The Roku Channel, IMDb TV is a free streaming service with hit shows and movies from Amazon Prime Video, Dreamworks, and even Disney. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Android App Sleep Tracking Might Be Less Terrible Soon

How-To Geek / 1h
Sleep tracking is easy to do if you own a smartwatch or fitness band, but your options are less robust if you’re using a smartphone. However, the Android development team has just made its low-power Sleep API publicly available to third-party developers, which opens up the door for more quality sleep tracking apps for smartphone users. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The $4 Raspberry Pi Pico Can Now Run FUZIX, a UNIX Clone

100+How-To Geek / 1h
Who knew that the Raspberry Pi Pico would find itself in such strange situations just a month after release? Developer David Given has successfully ported a UNIX clone called FUZIX to the Pi Pico. Now old-school UNIX hackers can get their hands dirty with a $4 microcontroller. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

72NYT > Technology / 1h
Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

New iPhone? Grab a magnetic charger to go with it.

44Mashable / 1h
The iPhone 12 isn’t a huge departure from the iPhone 11 , but it does have a new MagSafe feature. It’s basically a small magnetic coil in the back of the phone that works with its "quick-attach" charging accessories. Here are a few magnetic chargers and charging accessories on sale as of Feb. 27. Add one to your collection and get charging. Magnetic Wireless Charger for iPhone 12 Sleek and minima

Interested in mechanical engineering? Learn more with this course bundle.

24Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Interested in mechanical engineering? Check out the The Complete Mechanical Engineer and Design Certification Bundle , on sale for 96% off. As of Feb. 27, get it for only $29.99. Mechanical engineers are both designers and problem solvers. If you’re interested in becoming one of them, this Mechanical Engineer and Design Certification Bundle presents a great opportunity to get started — or

It's time to make the ultimate bathroom upgrade: A bidet

Mashable / 1h
It's no surprise that home improvements are on plenty of people's minds these days. But between the kitchen updates and new paint, don't overlook the bathroom. One of the best upgrades you can make to your bathroom? A bidet . For a limited time, you can snag one of these porcelain throne add-ons for up to 36% off. Bliss BB-2000: Bidet Toilet Seat The Bliss BB-2000 features a three-in-one nozzle w

Need a new water bottle? Hydro Flask has tons for 30% off.

Mashable / 1h
SAVE 30%: Grab Hydro Flask products in retiring colors for 30% off as of Feb. 27. Plus, score free shipping on orders of $30 or more. If you don't have a Hydro Flask yet, why not? These iconic insulated bottles aren't just for Gen Z — folks of all generations can enjoy them. Inside a Hydro Flask, cold drinks stay chilly for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks stay warm for up to 12. Plus, thanks to do

Access tons of courses for entrepreneurs with one $30 subscription

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Commit to bettering yourself and your business with a lifetime subscription to MSTRMND Academy , on sale for $29.99 — a 97% savings — as of Feb. 27. If you want to set yourself up for success, you can build up your business knowledge a little bit each day through MSTRMND Academy . With an ever-expanding collection of courses and ebooks, MSTRMND Academy is a great resource. And for a limite

15 games, toys, and puzzles on sale this weekend

Mashable / 1h
After a year in quarantine, you might be running out of things to do. You've baked the cookies, finished the coloring books, and likely watched every Netflix series available for streaming. Ready to shake things up? We've compiled these games, toys, and creative projects guaranteed to keep you and your kids busy. They're on sale for up to 37% off as of Feb. 27, so snag them while you can. Nanopad

Xbox restock: how to track the Xbox Series X on Twitter this weekend

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Want to get an alert when Xbox Series X and Series S comes back in stock. Good news: it all comes down to Twitter.

Microsoft could be planning on unleashing ‘the new Windows’ soon

37TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
It’s unclear what ‘the new Windows’ might be, but it seems a good bet that it’s Microsoft’s fresh lightweight take on the OS.

The best Amazon Prime benefit is one you might not even know you have

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you might be missing out on one of its lesser-advertised perks.

6 Copenhagen investors share their outlook on investing in 2021

81TechCrunch / 3h
While Denmark and Copenhagen don’t often come up as a destination for European startups, it has a thriving local tech scene that’s home to some of the better startup conferences. After all, who doesn’t want to visit Copenhagen? A highly educated population, great universities, excellent healthcare and great transport links to Europe make the city as good a place as any to start up a company. Amon

DAZN free trial: does it offer one and how do I sign up?

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
It streams the biggest sports all over the world, but does it have a free trial? We explain where you can get a DAZN free trial and how to sign up today.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 switching to Wear OS doesn't make sense right now

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Unless Samsung has seen something big, this sounds like an odd move.

Microsoft is making the Windows 10 update process a whole lot easier

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Get everything you need in a Windows 10 update bundled in one download.

Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa live stream: how to watch the fight online anywhere

29TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It's a huge heavyweight showdown between two old rivals. Read our guide to get a Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa live stream and watch boxing online today.

Unblock video content from around the world with CyberGhost VPN

Mashable / 6h
SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of Feb. 27, and includes an extra three months for free. There are plenty of VPN features that really help with streaming, but server network might be the most important. The best VPNs provide access to thousands of servers located all around the world, meaning you can always find a speedy connection to anothe

Master Microsoft Teams and Outlook with this online training course

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Essential 2021 Microsoft Teams Training Course is on sale for £14.10 as of Feb. 27, saving you 88% on list price. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work forever. With many companies and organisations realising the merits of working remotely, the use of collaboration apps has definitely spiked — and Microsoft Teams is at the forefront. The platform has everything you need for

Save 97% on this Microsoft Azure certification prep bundle

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Microsoft Azure Certification Prep Bundle is on sale for £27.52 as of Feb. 27, saving you 97% on list price. In the world of streaming services, it's Hulu versus Netflix. For delivery pizza, it's Domino's versus Pizza Hut. And when it comes to cloud computing, two major services dominate the space: AWS and Microsoft Azure. And while AWS feels like the biggest buzzword in

You can still get 3 months of Amazon Music HD for absolutely nothing

Mashable / 6h
SAVE OVER £40: A three-month subscription to Amazon Music HD is available for free, saving you over £40 on list price. We don't know about you, but when we hear about genuine freebies, it's normally too late. These sort of deals obviously don't tend to stick around for too long, and we always seem to just miss the deadline. We don't want this to happen to you. Until March 1, you can get a three-m

6 of the best dash cams for recording your every move

20Mashable / 6h
The thing about dash cams is that most people don't realise how useful these little cameras are until it's too late. A lot of drivers have either had an accident or been involved in an incident on the roads, and have really regretted not being equipped with a dash cam. Alternatively, you might simply be risk-averse and sensible, and you're planning on investing in a dash cam before you're filled

Facebook's BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers

76Engadget / 6h
Facebook's R&D division, the NPE Team , has introduced another experimental app that's centered around music. It's called BARS , and it's meant to give aspiring rappers a way to record their rhymes with the app's studio quality vocal effects and professionally created beats, as well as to share their videos on social media. Users can select from the several beats available, and if they write in-a

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s cleverest trick happens when the EV is standing still

SlashGear / 8h
The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 may be the automaker’s most dramatic – and appealing – production EV so far, but it’s the technology the automaker is pushing for when the electric hatchback is standing still that gives a taste of what’s to come. Announced earlier this week, the Ioniq 5 adopts a distinctly retro-futuristic aesthetic with its sharp creases and … Continue reading

Microsoft wants to use AI to unlock the potential of HPC

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft's new HPC & AI Collaboration Centers program aims to develop and share best practices for HPC and AI workloads.

A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games

100+Engadget / 9h
Just a day after a massive Xbox Live outage , Sony's PlayStation Network has been experiencing issues for several hours. The problem on this end is a bit different, and based on reports may only affect certain games. Sony's PSN Status page reports that "You might have difficulty launching games, apps, or network features" on platforms including the PS Vita, PS3, PS4 and PS5. Some people have had

Federal Authorities Confirm Sighting of Yet Another UFO, This Time in New Mexico

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Multiple authorities have confirmed that commercial airline pilots recently saw, well, something, hurtling through America’s southwestern skies. Read more...

NASA’s Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars

500+Engadget / 10h
Like any good piece of high-tech hardware , NASA’s Perseverance rover features an Easter egg hidden in plain sight. Since landing on Mars on February 18th , NASA has been sharing thousands of photos captured by the rover. And if you look close enough, as Space did , you’ll catch a decal bolted to the top of its body. That decal depicts Perseverance and every single other NASA rover to successfull

Barack Obama and Springsteen team for Spotify podcast special

SlashGear / 10h
Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama has teamed up to launch a podcast special called Renegades: Born in the USA for Spotify. The podcast will feature eight episodes, the first two of which were released this past Monday. The podcast will touch on a number of topics ranging from America’s future to fatherhood. Renegades: Born in the USA is the latest … Continue reading

I'm Packing My Bags to Visit the Real-Life Inspiration for Windows XP's Wallpaper

33Gizmodo / 10h
I don’t think about the iconic Windows XP wallpaper often, but when an article or a video comes across my social media feed reminding me of it, nothing but happy memories come flooding back. Thanks to a recent SFGate article, I feel like I’m lying in a soft patch of grass, a cool breeze washing over my skin. I can see… Read more...

What the NFT? VC David Pakman dumbs down the intensifying digital collectibles frenzy

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Non-fungible tokens have been around for two years, but these NFTs, one-of-one digital items on the Ethereum and other blockchains, are suddenly becoming a more popular way to collect visual art primarily, whether it’s an animated cat or an NBA clip or virtual furniture. “Suddenly” is hardly an overstatement. According to the outlet Cointelegraph, during the second half of last year, $9 million w

HBO Max, I Beg You, Give Me the Like and Dislike Buttons Already

Gizmodo / 10h
We’re creeping closer to the one-year mark and HBO Max is still tinkering with its platform. Read more...

The one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson now has FDA support in the US

100+MIT Technology Review / 10h
An advisory board to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of the first single-shot covid-19 vaccine, clearing the path for the health agency to authorize its immediate use as soon as tomorrow. The one-shot vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson, has the additional advantage of being easy to store, because it requires nothing colder than ordinary refrigerator temperature

How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

1KBBC News - Technology / 11h
Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?

Very Cool: American Airlines Texting Elites As They Head To The Airport, May Even Block Middle Seats

37View from the Wing / 11h
I’ve heard from several Executive Platinum passengers recently who have received texts from Admirals Club agents shortly before they arrived at the airport. These usually welcome them and let them know the status of the club and Covid procedures. The texts aren't from an automated system - they're from an agent in the Admirals Club, which I think is a really nice touch. And it's gets better. Cont

Griddy Is Being Sued for $1 Billion for Allegedly Price Gouging During Texas Winter Storm

58Gizmodo / 11h
A Texas woman filed a class-action lawsuit this week to the tune of $1 billion in damages against Griddy, a Texas electricity retailer that the suit alleges engaged in illegal price gouging during the widespread outages that swept through the state last week. Read more...

Netflix’s next original anime will be set in the Terminator universe

SlashGear / 11h
Netflix plans to launch yet another original anime series, one that will be based on the Terminator universe, it announced on Friday. The new series will come from the anime studio Production I.G with Mattson Tomlin at the helm. The new show will join Netflix’s library of original anime content amid growing competition across the industry. Unfortunately, Netflix has very … Continue reading

Ros Atkins on... Is Facebook too powerful?

400+BBC News - Technology / 11h
Ros Atkins looks at the consequences of Facebook's power on events in Myanmar, Washington DC and Australia.

Autonomous vehicles could be vulnerable to attacks

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The AI systems in autonomous vehicles could be compromised which would lead them to malfunction while on the road.

We Are Tech Is the Exact Edtech Startup the U.S. Needs Right Now

Gizmodo / 11h
“The action of amplifying [Black voices] has been necessary, but what is the next step?” said Brittany Jenkins, the founder of the We Are Tech edtech startup. Jenkins is on the frontlines of working to foster diversity and equity in the tech industry. We Are Tech is not the first organization to address these issues,… Read more...

'Terraria' will hit Stadia after all

83Engadget / 11h
Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police , developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense support of our fans), Google finally reached out and was able to provide a lot of transparency around the situation and to restore access to all of our ac

Ionos adds AMD hardware to server roster

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Intel-only shop acknowledges AMDs recent performance improvements.

Right-wing site Gab responds to 'alleged' data breach

76Engadget / 12h
The CEO of Gab — the right-wing haven that lost mainstream tech backing after violent attacks in 2018 — published a curious blog post denying that the company has suffered a data breach. While it mysteriously went offline for a short time a week ago, at the time it claimed the only problem was some kind of bitcoin wallet spam affecting only a few accounts. Alleged Data Breach – 26 February 2021 h

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Review – Desirable Diesel

SlashGear / 12h
Out in the midwest, a bright red 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax Turbo-Diesel will turn more heads than a supercar. Welcomed by my new pickup brethren with raised thumbs, nonchalant nods, and turning heads, it was a stark reminder that – for much of the US – the flexibility and styling of a truck still makes them the go-to … Continue reading

BLUETTI EP500: Giant 5100 watt hour solar battery that allows you to cut the cord to the electrical grid

100+SlashGear / 12h
As an innovative pioneer in the renewable energy industry, BLUETTI established its name in the off-grid power world with cutting edge, reliable power station product lineups. In addition to medium and small size portable power stations, they are also dedicated to research and development of high-power, large-capacity solar battery storage products. In July 2020, Bluetti made the initial move to …

FDA advisers recommend EUA for Janssen’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

SlashGear / 12h
The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers have officially recommended that Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen single-shot COVID-19 vaccine receive an Emergency Use Authorization, which will make it the first single-shot vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in the US. With this recommendation in place, the EUA is expected to drop any time now. Unlike the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines currently

Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app

200+TechCrunch / 12h
Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big story: Facebook launches rap app The new BARS app was created by NPE Team (Facebook’s internal R&D group), allowing rappers to select from professionally created beats, and then create and share their own raps and videos

Americans Are Warming Up to Covid-19 Vaccines, Poll Finds

77Gizmodo / 12h
More Americans are willing to get a covid-19 vaccine, new polling suggests. According to a survey run by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans are more likely to have been vaccinated or to want vaccination in February than they were a month ago, while the percentage of people who want to wait and see has declined as… Read more...

LastPass Android app has some sneaky tracking software hidden away

54TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
LastPass uses trackers in its Android app to improve its service though their existence could induce risks.