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New York Legalizes Pot!
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The “Ever Given” ship managed to dislodge from the Suez Canal and now we can expect world trade to continue. You probably will not see a toilet paper shortage. The repercussions of this story will evolve over the next week or so.
Fourth Surge?
The Covid crises seems to have largely subsided although in some quarters they now speak of a "Fourth Surge." While you wait for the fourth surge you can feast on Covid vaccination newsOnly No Agenda is untangling the details of these various and mostly experimental vaccines. Reports from the field are useful as are charts. One thing that is quite odd is the blackout of information about alternative vaccines including at least two from China which seem to be more traditional and perhaps safer.
Light Up, Stoners!
Finally, in an effort to keep the media, the public and the Democratic Party at bay, NY Gov. Cuomo signed into legislation the legalization of marijuana. That should stop the complaining and the scrutiny, no?
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Uh, 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 trailer looks like a straight-up horror movie

19KMashable / 12h
Under his eye...assuming he gets to keep those? On Tuesday, Hulu finally dropped a trailer for The Handmaid's Tale Season 4, and it looks like this dystopian hellscape has become even more intense since we left it in 2019. In the jam-packed two and a half minutes, which shows every one of the show's most beloved characters, we see June on the run, Aunt Lydia pledging revenge, Serena chilling in p

Meet SpaceX's first all-civilian flight crew

9KEngadget / 14h
SpaceX and Shift4 have revealed the full crew for Inspiration4, SpaceX's first all-civilian mission.

Virgin Galactic’s gorgeous new spacecraft is a retro sci-fi dream

500+SlashGear / 14h
Virgin Galactic has revealed its newest spacecraft, and if you’ve wanted more retro-futuristic style from your beyond-Earth travel, then VSS Imagine is likely to do the trick. First of Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShip III class, the striking spacecraft is finished completely with a mirror-like finish, something the company says serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. For a start, it helps …

Google readying Pixel Buds A - but is it any different from the earlier model?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12min
Google's hardware journey has been shaky to say the least and the upcoming Pixel Buds A could once again present just about an incremental improvement on its first pair of TWS

Australian parliament and Channel Nine TV hit by cyberattacks

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 19min
Both Australia's Parliament House and Channel Nine were hit by cyberattacks that disrupted their IT systems.

Apple's upcoming iOS update unblocks 'Asian' as adult content

45Engadget / 38min
According to Mashable, the latest iOS 14.5 Beta's adult content filter no longer blocks searches containing the word "Asian."

Realme GT Neo spotted on BIS - suggests an early India launch

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
The Realme GT Neo is an affordable gaming flagship phone that could be marking its presence in India soon.

Monk’s Hill Ventures and Glints on how Southeast Asian startups can cope with the region’s talent crunch

100+TechCrunch / 46min
A lot has changed since Monk’s Hill Ventures released its first report on tech compensation in Southeast Asia five years ago, with base salaries and competition for top talent jumping dramatically. But one thing has remained the same since 2016: startup compensation data, including information about base pay, bonuses and stock options, is still hard to find. To get more data for its latest Southe

Save up to 15% on Amazon's Baby Wishlist with this handy code

Mashable / 1h
SAVE UP TO 15%: Spend at least £200 on Amazon's Baby Wishlist to save 15% with the code LIST15. Newsflash: Babies are expensive. Once you start adding up the cost of all those essential items, plus non-essential things like fluffy toys and cute outfits, things can quickly get pricey. This is why it's so important to save every penny. If you're looking to stock up and save on baby items, Amazon's

Save 35% on mattresses and more in Simba's massive Easter sale

Mashable / 1h
SAVE 35%: Until midnight on April 5, you can save 35% on all orders of £300 or more in Simba's Easter sale. The Easter shopping period is always the best time to save on a mattress. We're not exactly sure why this is the case, but we're not complaining. All the leading online mattress brands have been involved in 2021, and Simba is the latest name to drop some deals. Until midnight on April 5, yo

Save 97% on this professional business analysis certification bundle

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: The Exclusive Business Analysis Certification Bundle is on sale for £25.44 as of March 31, saving you 97% on list price. One of the reasons it's so difficult to explain what a business analyst does is because they do so much. These professionals wear many hats and their everyday tasks and daily activities are constantly changing. On any given day, their responsibilities range from analysin

Name your price for this stacked cybersecurity training bundle

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of March 31, you can pay what you want for the Complete Cyber Security Certification Training Bundle . How many times have you said you wanted to expand your knowledge in information technology, but just didn't have the time or money to do so? Meet the Pay What You Want: Cybersecurity Bundle , which includes nine courses and 108 hours of training aimed at helping you kickstart a career

LG rumored to announce the fate of its mobile business next week

SlashGear / 1h
Last year was a bad time for nearly everyone and every market, even the usually strong smartphone industry. While all companies were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic one way or another, those that were already experiencing financial difficulties were hit even harder. In the mobile industry, the likes of HTC, Sony, and LG have long been regarded to be struggling … Continue reading

Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes

300+BBC News - Technology / 1h
The driving app will highlight trips with lowest emissions based on factors such as traffic and slopes.

SolarWinds hackers infiltrated emails of top Trump officials

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Former head of DHS and other member's of the departments cybersecurity staff had their email accounts accessed by hackers.

How to watch Game of Thrones in Australia: stream the entire series now

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Watch every episode of Game of Thrones online in Australia. Catch up with season 8 and everything else now that it's all live.

Kensington VeriMark fingerprint scanner now available for desktops

SlashGear / 2h
A staple on smartphones for a few years now, it has only been recently that personal computers have started embracing fingerprint scanners for security. Actually, the hardware has become more prevalent in laptops but has left desktop PCs out of the party. USB fingerprint scanners do exist but most of them are designed to connect closely to laptops only. Kensington … Continue reading

Arm v9 sets its sights on AI and specialized computing

SlashGear / 2h
Some people, especially those keeping tabs on the tech world, might be more familiar with chips under names like Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Huawei HiSilicon Kirin, or the newest kid on the block, Apple Silicon M1. Underlying all those, however, is the Arm (formerly ARM) computing architecture, a.k.a. CPU instruction set, that practically runs all of the world’s mobile phones, … Continue

Apple Maps adds information on COVID-19 measures at airports

53Engadget / 3h
Apple is adding a small but handy feature for those who need to travel during the pandemic.

IBM launches quantum computing developer certification

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
IBM's new certification will show developers have experience using Qiskit to create and execute quantum computing programs.

Genesis X Concept is a luxury GT EV taking design to the next level

SlashGear / 3h
We already knew Genesis could make some darn fine looking automobiles, but Hyundai’s luxury arm may have outdone itself with the new Genesis X Concept coupe. Unveiled today, the vision of a future GT coupe takes the design cues we’ve seen Genesis apply to excellent effect on vehicles like the G80 and GV80, then cranks them up even further for … Continue reading

Ricoh Pentax K-3 Mark III brings a touch screen and AI to the family

SlashGear / 3h
Ricoh has been making some rather interesting cameras recently that are aimed at a new generation of tech-savvy users, particularly the 360-degree Theta camera series. Its main business, however, is still in making and selling dedicated cameras to all levels of photographers, from hobbyists to pros. It is the latter that the company is aiming for with the third iteration … Continue reading

Big Oil Is a Big Loser (of Money, But Also Life)

37Gizmodo / 4h
If you’re looking to start an investment portfolio, you may want to steer clear of fossil fuels. A report released Tuesday from Carbon Tracker, a financial think tank, shows the losses for oil stocks have been piling up. Read more...

Google Maps is getting a heap of new AI-driven features

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Google's latest Maps update offers augmented reality Indoor Live View and a host of sustainability-centric features.

How to watch the Oscars: Where to stream the 2021 Academy Awards

Mashable / 4h
What: The 93rd Academy Awards Where to watch: , the ABC app , AT&T TV , Hulu + Live TV , and YouTube TV Air date: April 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST Without movie theaters and flashy red carpet premieres, 2020 left many a production company with a tough choice: either release your movies straight to streaming services , or shelve them temporarily while the world waits out the pandemic. So where

The new 'Mortal Kombat' movie has been delayed one more week

100+Engadget / 4h
The 'Mortal Kombat' movie premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23rd.

Verizon 3G CDMA network shutdown gets a final date again

SlashGear / 4h
Network operators have a tendency to redefine common words and give them new meanings. “Unlimited” is not unlimited when it comes to data and “indefinitely” definitely has an end. To be fair, Verizon did leave the door wide open for when it will shut down its 3G network and now it is officially giving notice to the old technology’s remaining … Continue reading

Google Meet extends free unlimited use through June

SlashGear / 4h
Google Meet, the company’s group video chat alternative to platforms like Zoom, will continue to offer free unlimited use until the end of June, the company has announced. This is the latest extension of the free unlimited use, which Google introduced last year for standard Gmail users who suddenly found themselves having to work and socialize remotely. Google Meet is … Continue reading

Target PS5 restock: the next restock date is rumored to be soon – how to know

50TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
When is the Target PS5 restock date? There's a rumor that we could see it before next week – as soon as this week.

Delta Digs Deeper, Defending Position On Georgia Voting Restrictions Bill

53View from the Wing / 5h
Last Friday Delta Air Lines told employees they were part of crafting Georgia's voting restrictions bill offering that their “state government affairs team..heavily engaged on this issue, holding meetings with state elected officials on both sides of the aisle in order to make sure the Delta voice was well represented and heard.” CEO Ed Bastian refused to condemn the legislation, claiming they ma

LinkedIn Also Has a Clubhouse Rival in the Works Now

Gizmodo / 5h
The latest platform dipping its toes into the tepid waters of the “social audio experience” is LinkedIn, which confirmed on Tuesday that it’s developing an audio networking integration for its app that will rival the existing voice-only chat app Clubhouse . Read more...

Michigan vs UCLA live stream: how to watch March Madness 2021 from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Top seeded Wolverines aim to stop Bruins from making it from First Four to Final Four. Here's how to get a March Madness live stream and watch Michigan vs UCLA from anywhere.

Amazon partners with Seraphim on AWS accelerator for space startups

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Amazon will soon be a big part of the space economy in the form of its Kuiper satellite internet constellation, but here on Earth its ambitions are more commonplace: get an accelerator going . They’ve partnered with space-focused VC outfit Seraphim Capital to create a four-week program with (among other things) a $100,000 AWS credit for a carrot. Applications are open now for the AWS Space Accele

Fortnite Spring Breakout event kicks off with rewards and new skins

SlashGear / 5h
Today marks the start of Fortnite‘s Spring Breakout, a ‘quacktastic’ time to mark the change of the season. This is the first time Epic has introduced a spring event in the game and, as you’d expect, it comes with new rewards to unlock, a competition, and new themed skins in the Item Shop — including deadly bunnies and robotic ducks. … Continue reading

Chewy Teams up With Disney for a Paw-Dropping Line of Pet Goods

Lifehacker / 5h
The Disney Collection at Chewy

LinkedIn confirms it’s working on a Clubhouse rival, too

300+TechCrunch / 5h
Clubhouse’s list of competitors is growing. LinkedIn has now confirmed it’s also testing a social audio experience in its app which would allow creators on its network to connect with their community. Unlike the Clubhouse rivals being built by Facebook and Twitter , LinkedIn believes its audio networking feature will be differentiated because it will be connected with users’ professional identity

American Airlines Took A Boeing 737 MAX Out Of Service After Pitch Trim Issue

View from the Wing / 5h
American Airlines took a Boeing 737 MAX out of service on Monday after it experienced a pitch trim issue enroute from Miami to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Ultimately the pilots of the aircraft remained in control and landed safely. The system worked as it should. Extra attention, though, will be likely paid to this incident because it involved elevator trim and the MAX, even though i

Absolutely Not

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Today in things that absolutely no one asked for: a patent for a potential iPhone design that looks like a cheese grater. You know, like on the cursed Mac Pro tower? That, but on your phone. Read more...

Rick and Morty fans won’t have long to wait for S5 as Adult Swim drops trailer

Rick Morty Season 5•
53Ars Technica / 6h
Rick and Morty S5 premieres on Adult Swim on June 20, 2021. Rick and Morty fans won't have to wait much longer for a fifth season of the irreverent, Emmy-winning animated comedy. Adult Swim just dropped the official S5 trailer, showcasing a new round of wacky interdimensional adventures for our favorite belching mad scientist and his wide-eyed, long-suffering grandson. (Some spoilers for prior se

Gocycle's G4 e-bikes come with more powerful motors and wider tires

62Engadget / 6h
Gocycle its signature electric bike to add a new, more powerful motor, a redesigned carbon fork and wider tires for better comfort.

Virgin Atlantic Selling Points With 50% Bonus

45One Mile at a Time / 6h
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club doesn’t sell points all that often, though the program has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points. Buy Virgin Atlantic points with 50% bonus Through April 30, 2021, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased points . The bonus is tiered, and you receive a bigger bonus the more points you buy, as follows: Buy 5,000-24,000 poin

VW admits “Voltswagen” rebrand was fake as prank backfires spectacularly

28SlashGear / 6h
Volkswagen has admitted that claims it would change its name in the US to “Voltswagen” were part of a weirdly-timed April Fool’s joke, backpedalling amid growing criticism that has resurfaced past behaviors the automaker may have preferred to forget. Chatter of the rebrand began earlier this week, with a press release seemingly prematurely published and then pulled, but VW went … Continue reading

Dinosaur Found in Argentina Looked Like a Bumpy-Headed T. Rex

26Gizmodo / 6h
Eighty million years ago, a large dinosaur curled up and died in what is today western Argentina. The dinosaur was a bipedal, meat-eating predator from the little-known family Abelisauridae, which could grow to nearly 30 feet long and are characterized by their stubby, rugged skulls. This particular abelisaur, dubbed … Read more...

Microsoft Edge update might actually make vertical tabs useful

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Microsoft is working on an update that will allow Edge users to resize the browser's vertical tabs panel to their liking.

Amazon Says Those Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Which We Can All Agree On

24Gizmodo / 6h
As Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama near a ballot count for their union election, Amazon is engaged in another sweep of last-ditch efforts to salvage the company’s reputation as a GREAT workplace and it made another thwarted attempt to micro-monitor the ballot count. All around, it’s a bad look for Amazon, but… Read more...

Apple Fixes 'Asian' Adult Content Filter, but We Need More

100+Gizmodo / 6h
In an ideal world, I wouldn’t have had to write a story about how Apple’s adult content filter on iOS blocks users from searching the word “Asian” in any browser. In that world, I also wouldn’t have to write the follow-up the issue is now fixed, but that the timing—shortly after a mass shooting in Atlanta that left… Read more...

Beetroot juice tweaks mouth bacteria to improve aging process

20SlashGear / 6h
Beetroot juice may be a simple way to improve one’s health in a way that promotes healthier aging, according to a new study from the University of Exeter. The researchers linked drinking this juice with beneficial changes in mouth bacteria, something that had a cascading effect on vascular and brain health. Past research has linked a decrease in nitric oxide … Continue reading

The Independence Brothers Discuss Their Vision of a Timeless Fashion Accessory: Leather Jackets

Lifehacker / 6h
Top Product: Double Rider | $350 | Independence Brothers Read more...

Daily Crunch: Google starts testing its cookie alternative

100+TechCrunch / 6h
Google tries out new ad targeting technology, PayPal adds cryptocurrency support and Substack raises additional funding. This is your Daily Crunch for March 30, 2021. The big story: Google starts testing its cookie alternative Google announced today that it has begun rolling out a new technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) in a developer trial. FLoC is meant to serve as an alterna

iiRcade’s Home Arcade Cabinet Makes Already Great Games Like Dead Cells Even BetteriiRcade Review

42Gizmodo / 6h
iiRcade Bartop Arcade | $599 | Walmart

Chinese Police Bust Alleged $76 Million Video Game Cheating Ring, Seize Millions in Assets

36Gizmodo / 7h
The saying goes, “Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win,” but that’s apparently not the case. Police in Kunshan, China, say that a video game cheating ring pulled in an astonishing $76 million in subscription fees before a recent bust, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Read more...

Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

20X Google Apple iOS•
500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. (credit: Getty Images ) Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around the clock—even when d

The Mercedes-AMG EQ all-electric performance cars already sound epic

Mercedes AMG Performance•
SlashGear / 7h
AMG is readying a new breed of all-electric performance vehicles, eschewing gas engines in favor of sports BEVs based on upcoming Mercedes EQ models. The strategy will operate in tandem with AMG E-Performance, the gas-electric sports hybrids which the automaker will also begin releasing this year for its most power-hungry owners. Much as we’ve seen the AMG 43 and 53 … Continue reading

Please Don't Make Me Eat the Google AI Cake

61Gizmodo / 7h
Friends, I’m not typically a picky eater. But there’s something about Google’s new AI-generated cake recipe that... makes my skin crawl just a bit. Read more...

Alaska on your bucket list? Alaska Airlines sale offers up to 21% off

48The Points Guy / 7h
If visiting Alaska is on your bucket list, Alaska Airlines is hoping to spur you into action. The carrier has rolled out a sale for up to 21% off flights to its namesake state this summer. And in fact, this may be the best summer yet to visit Alaska without as many visitors as usual due to the pandemic’s impact on the state’s summer cruise season . This flight deal covers flights between Alaska a

'Amnesia: Rebirth' gets an exploratory mode that makes the game less scary

47Engadget / 7h
We might actually finish the game now.

AMG E Performance promises over 804 hp from potent plug-in hybrids

Mercedes AMG Performance•
SlashGear / 7h
Mercedes-AMG is looking to electrification for the next big thing in performance, but it’s not quite ready to give up on gas engines yet. The result is AMG E Performance, a new family of horsepower-heavy hybrids that combine gas and electric for all-wheel drive with some fascinating nuance. AMG is no stranger to electrification, of course. Mercedes’ in-house tuner offers … Continue reading

Razer's New Clothing Line Looks Like Trash

Gizmodo / 7h
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but even a casual observer can see that Razer’s new clothing collection looks like trash. At least this time it’s intentional. Read more...

How Star Wars' Biggest Fan Wiki Found Itself in a Fight Over Trans Identity

500+Gizmodo / 7h
If you’re a Star Wars fan online, there stands a high chance that you’ve not only heard of Wookieepedia —the Fandom-owned community resource archiving eons of material from the franchise—but spent more time than you’d like to admit looking up everything from Ickabel G’ont to the history of the Grysk Hegemony . But an… Read more...

Squarespace Accidentally Borked Its Own Website

85Gizmodo / 7h
Whaaat just happened to Squarespace? In today’s daily dose of irony, the website hosting provider (known for supporting site operations for companies the world over) seemed to temporarily lose access to its own homepage Tuesday. Read more...

Deepak Chopra on building a daily meditation habit: 'Make your body smile'

68Mashable / 7h
March Mindfulness is Mashable's series that examines the intersection of meditation practice and technology. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn't have to be madness. When I first started meditating last year, I was on a roll. I managed to squeeze in a session every day for months, even if it was only a minute long. But my search for serenity was fueled by the anxiety of an ongoi

Pixel Buds A leak hints at more affordable Google wireless earbuds

SlashGear / 7h
It seems Google is gearing up to launch a new pair of true wireless earbuds called the ‘Pixel Buds A,’ at least according to a new leak. The report claims that the Pixel Buds A will arrive with two entirely new color options and that the model will be visually distinguished from the non-A models with some subtle adjustments to … Continue reading

Volkswagen's 'Voltswagen' rebranding is just an April Fool's stunt

300+Engadget / 7h
Despite what you may have heard, Volkswagen is still going to be called Volkswagen. We'll explain.

Delta is under fire for its stance on the controversial Georgia election bill

3KThe Points Guy / 7h
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has come under fierce criticism after CEO Ed Bastian issued a statement praising aspects of a controversial new voting law in Georgia. The law has been sharply rebuked by Democrats and voting rights and access advocates, who say that it is an effort by Republicans to make it harder for people to vote, with President Joe Biden calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st century.

24 Action-Adventure Movies With Ass-Kicking Women

29Lifehacker / 8h
Growing up, my favorite movies were Indiana Jones , The Lord of the Rings , James Bond— anything with action and adventure. They typically starred daring men, but as a young woman I started admiring more powerful, smart women who could command a room. Fast forward to today, and more women than ever are badasses who… Read more...

The best tech for those who are completely obsessed with their pets

32Mashable / 8h
Perhaps we love our pets a little too much , but we don't care. We are all about giving our good doggos and pretty kitties the absolute best in life, and bringing you news on devices that can help you do the same. We've introduced you to a speaker that can calm your active ( i.e. noisy and annoying ) dog and activity trackers that are basically Fitbits for your furry friends . But what you may no

Apple Maps adds COVID-19 travel guidance for over 300 airports worldwide

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Apple has updated its native Maps app with more helpful information designed to assist with travel while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad and Mac will now show COVID-19 health measure information for airports when searched via the app, either through a link to the airport’s own COVID-19 advisory page, or directly on the in-app location card itself. The new information

How to Use Google Maps' ‘Indoor AR’ Directions

20Lifehacker / 8h
Google recently showed off a slate of new Google Maps features Android and iOS users are getting this year. The first is indoor AR directions for Map’s Live View mode , which is rolling out now in select U.S. cities. Read more...

How Airlines Plan To Squeeze You For 10% More, Using Big Data To Customize The Fare They Offer You

View from the Wing / 8h
Air France KLM just announced that they plan to move to ‘continuous pricing’ rather than filing fares and managing availability on specific flights. They think that, on average, they can charge consumers about 10% more for tickets than they do today. Several other airlines are working on the same thing. Here's how it works. Continue reading ...

Magic Bands not required: Disney World introduces new technology to enter the parks

500+The Points Guy / 8h
In 2013, Disney World introduced wearable Magic Bands as a fun, colorful way for guests to experience a vacation that was free of managing room key cards, park tickets and constantly digging around for cash. Instead, you could use the Magic Band on your wrist to tap into your Disney resort hotel room , pay for purchases, enter the park and more. But, times change. While Magic Bands are still avai

Gonzaga vs USC live stream: how to watch March Madness 2021 from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The Zags may be overall favorites, but the Trojans are playing like a force of nature. We explain how to get a March Madness live stream and watch Gonzaga vs USC from anywhere.

Summer Games Done Quick 2021 goes online once more: Dates and details

SlashGear / 8h
We’ve been waiting an unusually long time for the dates for Summer Games Done Quick 2021. While they would have normally been revealed at the end of Awesome Games Done Quick in January, this year the show ended with only the promise that Summer Games Done Quick would be happening, with more information forthcoming. Today, Games Done Quick made good … Continue reading

If you want to buy a new iPad, you'd better be quick

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Tablet sales surged during the pandemic but they are expected to decrease significantly this year and for the next few years.

Google is testing its replacement for third-party cookies

87Engadget / 8h
FLoC is officially in fashion.

South Carolina plans 8 Apple computer labs to fill in broadband deserts

SlashGear / 8h
If families suddenly forced into home-schooling during the pandemic has highlighted anything, it’s that all things are not created equal when it comes to technology and internet access across the US. Projects like the US government’s rural broadband rollout are trying to fill in the gaps, but now individual states and universities are weighing in, with South Carolina the latest … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Glassdoor’s Salary Estimates

24Lifehacker / 8h
The go-to resource for anyone curious about a new gig’s salary is Glassdoor, given the site teems with crowdsourced salaries for various positions at literally thousands of companies. If you take Glassdoor’s salaries at face value, then you’ll have a pretty decent indication of what this prospective job might pay.… Read more...

Free Extra Crunch membership included with TC Early Stage tickets

84TechCrunch / 8h
TechCrunch Early Stage is coming up this week, and all attendees can get three months of free access to Extra Crunch as a part of a ticket purchase. Extra Crunch is our members-only community focused on founders and startup teams, and it features over 100 exclusive articles per month. Head here to buy your ticket to TC Early Stage . Extra Crunch unlocks access to our weekly investor surveys, priv

Biden administration launches big push for offshore wind

91Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Sights like these may be more common in the US before long. (credit: Nathan Stirk / Getty Images ) On Monday, the Biden administration announced a major effort to kickstart the offshore wind industry in the US. While offshore installations have been booming in Europe, the US is still limited to a single, small offshore farm, with new projects seeing repeated delays during the previous a

Amazon acquires Indian retail startup Perpule

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Amazon has acquired a startup in India that is helping offline stores go online, the e-commerce group’s latest attempt to make inroads in the world’s second most populous nation where brick and mortar continue to drive more than 95% of sales. The American e-commerce group said on Tuesday evening that it has acquired Perpule , a four-year-old startup. A regulatory filing showed Amazon Technologies

Joe Biden's Offshore Wind Plan Is Radically Ambitious and Wholly Achievable

500+Gizmodo / 8h
If President Joe Biden has his way, the U.S. is about to go all in on offshore wind power. His administration announced on Monday that it was setting a goal of getting 30 gigawatts of electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030. Read more...

Google extends availability of 'unlimited' free Meet calls to June 30th

83Engadget / 8h
Google is once again extending the availability of longer Meet calls for free users.

Rustic meets refined: A review of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

200+The Points Guy / 8h
When searching for a points-friendly ski resort , you can’t miss The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado, which seamlessly blends the high-end attributes of the Ritz-Carlton brand with an on-mountain location. While this is a can’t-miss ski hotel on paper, it’s actually quite easy to overlook. It’s tucked away from all the crowds (that’s a good thing), and Bachelor Gulch itself carries

Done with Tinder? Try one of these 6 alternatives

24Mashable / 8h
If you're sick of all the mainstream dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, check out these niche apps to find your next partner (or even a baby). Read more... More about Mashable Video , Hinge , Tinder , Dating Apps , and Bumble

Ubiquiti whistleblower claims security breach far worse than reported

24SlashGear / 9h
A new whistleblower report claims that the Ubiquiti data breach announced back in January was much bigger and potentially more damaging than the company reported. The insider claims that Ubiquiti deliberately downplayed the data breach out of concerns about its stock price and that the incident was ultimately ‘catastrophically worse than reported.’ Ubiquiti offers a variety of Internet of Things

Man Downloads Wrong App, Losing $600,000 in Bitcoin

1KFuturism / 9h
Robbed Blind Last month, a man named Phillipe Christodoulou picked up his phone, downloaded an app for a digital cryptocurrency wallet on the Apple app store, and signed in. Immediately, the scammers who built the app — which was disguised as a reputable crypto storage company — and snuck it onto the app store pilfered Christodoulou’s 17.1 bitcoin, which at the time were worth $600,000, The Washi

Our Favorite Photography Backpack is $50 Off

100+Wired / 9h
At $120, the Moment MTW Backpack is a great bag at a good price—but the discount ends March 31.

The 10 Best Deals of March 30, 2021

56Lifehacker / 9h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

The 10 Best Deals of March 30, 2021

56Gizmodo / 9h
Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals

Virgin Galactic Unveils New Spaceship

2KFuturism / 9h
VSS Imagine Virgin Galactic has unveiled its latest next-generation spaceship , which it’s calling the VSS Imagine. The new addition to the space company’s fleet is the first new class of SpaceShip III vehicles and follows the SpaceShipTwo designs the company has been testing. Apart from some minor design updates as compared to its SpaceShipTwo predecessors, the standout new feature is VSS Imagin

Fortnite just got a suprise graphics boost on Nintendo Switch

SlashGear / 9h
If you play Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, then today is an exciting day for you. Epic has shipped out an update to the Switch version of Fortnite that not only gives the game a graphics boost, but it also reduces the game’s size. Even better is the fact that you’ll see improved visuals in both handheld and docked modes, so … Continue reading

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Your 'Gut Health'

59Lifehacker / 9h
Our digestive system is a hugely important part of our bodies, and its health is rightly important to us. Without good gut health, we might be in pain, or suffer embarrassing symptoms, or worse. But it does not follow that we need to load up on foods or products that promise to improve our gut health. Read more...

Rick and Morty's Season 5 Trailer Raises a Little Hell

1KGizmodo / 9h
Fans of Rick and Morty know that part of loving the show is being patient enough to wait agonizing years between seasons . But with the Adult Swim series’ epic renewal back in 2018, production is now on what appears to be a more consistent schedule. What does that mean? Season five arrives in June and there’s a new… Read more...

PSA: You have one day until Nintendo delists Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by more of a PSA than an outright deal: if you're a Nintendo Switch owner who has been on the fence about buying Super Mario 3D All-Stars , you have about a day left until Nintendo removes the game from digital stores and stops shipping physical copies to retailers. Nintendo has positioned the retro-game collection as a "limited produ

The Intel Core i9-11900K isn't good, but at least it means we'll finally get faster SSDs

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
With Intel Rocket Lake officially supporting PCIe 4.0, we can finally start seeing more SSD manufacturers pumping out faster drives.

Apple wants to reinvent the keyboard on future MacBooks

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Apple was just granted a patent on a solid state keyboard that can be reconfigured depending on your needs.

WHO Head: We’re Still Not Sure if COVID Escaped From a Lab

200+Futurism / 9h
After a lengthy investigation into the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers said that the coronavirus almost certainly jumped from infected animals to humans. But not everyone is convinced, The New York Times reports , including WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. In particular, he’s drawing attention to the lab leak hypothesis

Applications for Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021 are now open

100TechCrunch / 9h
Applications for Startup Battlefield are now open ! Founders, this past year has been challenging in ways words can’t encompass. But you are persevering and now is the time to show the world what you have been working on. TechCrunch is on the hunt for game-changing and ground-breaking startups from around the globe to feature in Startup Battlefield during TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 this fall. Startu

Your next graphics card could be even more expensive soon

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Rumored TSMC price hikes could make GPUs and CPUs even pricier

Aurora is helping Volvo develop autonomous semi trucks

74Engadget / 9h
Volvo has selected Aurora to help it develop Level 4 autonomous trucks for carrying cargo across North America.

Korean Air and Asiana Airlines merger delayed by two years

83The Points Guy / 9h
It’s going to be a few more years until Korean Air lands on the world’s largest airlines list. The carrier’s merger with Asiana Airlines just hit a snag during a regulatory review process. Now, the updated timeline proposes an acquisition in 2022 and a full merger by 2024, as first reported by The Korean Times . The original plan was for the takeover to be completed by next year. Want more airlin

NASA’s ‘Other’ Mars Rover Sends Back a Selfie to Remind Us It Still Exists

100+Gizmodo / 9h
The newly landed Perseverance rover is understandably stealing much of the limelight these days, which means Curiosity—after 10 years of faithful service—is suddenly having to play second fiddle. Curiosity’s latest selfie reminds us that the six-wheeled probe is very much still around and doing important scientific… Read more...

Star Wars: The Bad Batch trailer arrives ahead of May the Fourth launch

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99Ars Technica / 9h
This week's one-two Disney+ news punch revolves around Star Wars —a PB-and-choc combo of TV series that has so far paid off richly , especially after the shaky conclusion to the franchise's latest film trilogy. Coming May the Fourth. (Oh, I get it—I just said that date out loud.) [credit: Disney ] First up is the newest Star Wars series to debut, coming in barely over a month. We learned last mon

The Witcher 3’s next-gen upgrade is coming: Here’s what to expect

SlashGear / 9h
Back in September, before the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 were on shelves and before Cyberpunk 2077 launched to all sorts of drama, CD Projekt Red announced plans to create a next-gen version of The Witcher 3. In the time since then, CD Projekt Red has more or less gone silent on the next-gen upgrade for The Witcher … Continue reading

Why Your Landlord Can't Legally Evict You Until July

58Lifehacker / 9h
Days before it was to expire, the CDC has extended its national moratorium on evictions, which now stretches through June 30. Unless you make more than $99,000 a year, it’s still illegal for your landlords to evict you or force you to pay rent. Here’s what you need to know about the moratorium and your rights as a… Read more...

Get a Head Start on Your 4/20 Festivities With 20% off CBD Joints and Flower at Dad Grass

Lifehacker / 9h
20% Off Dad Grass | Dad Grass | Use Promo Code KINJA20 Read more...

MLB live stream: how to watch every 2021 baseball game online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Dodgers reign supreme for the first time in more than 30 years - here's how to watch every 2021 Major League Baseball game online and get an MLB live stream from anywhere.

Snap is reportedly working on AR Spectacles and a selfie drone

100+Engadget / 10h
The company could show off smart glasses with built-in displays in May.

Man Finds Exploded Piece of Starship Five Miles From Launch Site

400+Futurism / 10h
Rapid Disassembly SpaceX’s fourth full-scale Starship prototype launched, belly flopped — and promptly smashed into the ground. Heavy fog at the company’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas, obscured the view of the event, leading many to question just how much damage ensued. This morning’s explosion, however, appears to have been particularly heavy, with debris raining down from the skies a great di

NFT art marketplace SuperRare closes $9 million Series A

89TechCrunch / 10h
The NFT ecosystem is having an explosive moment and the startups that were ready to run with it are getting lots of cash to continue capturing that momentum. SuperRare , an NFT art platform that has garnered tens of millions in new sales in recent weeks, has just raised millions from investors. The $9 million Series A round was led by Velvet Sea Ventures and 1confirmation. Other investors partici

YouTube tests hiding dislike counts on videos

500+TechCrunch / 10h
YouTube announced today it will begin testing what could end up being a significant change to its video platform: It’s going to try hiding the dislike count on videos from public view. The company says it will run a “small experiment” where it will try out a few different designs where dislike counts are no longer shown, however none will see the “dislike” button itself removed entirely. The comp

Police say they found mafia fugitive on YouTube, posting cooking tutorials

500+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Bolognese sauce and spaghetti. (credit: Getty Images | Westend61) An alleged mafia fugitive hiding from Italian police in the Dominican Republic was arrested after being spotted showing off his cooking skills in instructional videos he posted on YouTube, according to news reports. Marc Feren Claude Biart, an alleged member of the 'Ndrangheta criminal organization based in southern Italy

Apple will train independent repair providers to fix your iPhone properly

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20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Apple's Independent Repair Provider program will soon be available in even more countries and regions.

CD Projekt Red restructures, could work on next Witcher, Cyberpunk games at the same time

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32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
CD Projekt's investor strategy meeting today detailed the company's plans to work on two AAA games at once.

The National Weather Service’s Digital Infrastructure Is Setting Us Up for Disaster

82Gizmodo / 10h
The National Weather Service experienced multiple outages of major systems on Tuesday, taking its public-facing meteorological forecasts system (as well as storm warnings) offline and hindering access for its own weather experts. Read more...

Archaeologists Find 3,000-Year-Old Mural of Knife-Wielding Spider God in Peru

1KGizmodo / 10h
It likely had eight legs, and at least one of them is still brandishing a knife. That’s the report from archaeologists in northern Peru, who have announced the discovery of a 50-foot mural that once was the centerpiece of a pre-Columbian shrine. Read more...

How to Shoot a Great LinkedIn Video Cover Story

42Lifehacker / 10h
LinkedIn is launching a brand-new tool that you can use to make an impression on those who might want to hire you. The service’s new “ Video Cover Stories ” are just one more lever you’ll have to pull to make yourself as competitive as everyone else, so you might as well start planning now. Read more...

Everything coming to Hulu in April 2021

59Mashable / 10h
Read more... More about Hulu , Entertainment , Streaming Services , and Movies Tv Shows

Snap’s leaked AR Spectacles sound great, but they’re not for you

SlashGear / 10h
It seems that Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is planning to launch another Spectacles hardware product — but you probably won’t be able to get it. That’s a bit disappointing considering the alleged features that have leaked, including the ability to display augmented reality Snapchat filters directly on the headset in a real-life setting. Details about the alleged hardware product … Continue

How to Back Up Your Old PlayStation Games Locally (And Why You Should)

78Gizmodo / 10h
Sony announced it is discontinuing online purchases for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PSP later this year. The PS3’s online store will shutter on July 2, 2021 while the Vita’s store will close on August 27, 2021. PSP games will also be removed for purchase from both consoles on July 2. Read more...

Apple will reveal the next versions of iOS, macOS at WWDC21, starting June 7

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28Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Apple's splash image for WWDC 2021, which references a meme from last year. (credit: Apple ) Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on schedule this year, with the event kicking off on June 7 and concluding on June 11. Like last year, it will be an online-only affair as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. All the event's offerings will b

New App Claims to Make You Trip Like You’re on LSD

500+Futurism / 10h
A new smartphone app called Lumenate promises to alter your consciousness, something akin to an LSD trip, using flickering lights. And according to Vice , it may actually work. Its creators claim the app can help “guide your brain into a unique and powerful altered state of consciousness between that of deep meditation and classic psychedelics.” In other words, a clearer mind or a great night’s s

Nike sues over “Satan Shoe,” disavowing all connection to soul soles

100+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The shoes—and the marketing for them—are definitely committed to their aesthetic. (credit: MSCHF ) Nike is suing the company behind a viral, limited-edition custom shoe, arguing that the unauthorized custom work dilutes its brand and creates a false impression that Nike approves the controversial design. The Satan Shoe, a collaboration between a company called MSCHF and rapper Lil Nas X

Worn Out: The Fashion Industry's Giant Waste Problem

72Lifehacker / 10h
Spring is here, and I’ve been thinking a lot more about my wardrobe—and how sick I am of it. Even though I cleaned out my closet fairly recently, I still counted at least 25 clothing items that I don’t wear regularly anymore. But what should I do with all my tired sweaters and dresses? Read more...

Google Stack scanner app promises no bill or rebate left behind

SlashGear / 10h
Google may have a huge Google Maps update to get excited about today, but a new skunkworks project dubbed Stack could end up earning a spot on your Android homescreen thanks to its scanner-replacing AI. Taking photos of receipts, bills, documents, and other paperwork with a phone camera has become a quick’n’dirty workaround to keep a digital copy without having … Continue reading

Substack confirms $65M raise, promises to ‘rapidly’ expand its financial backing of newly independent writers

72TechCrunch / 10h
This afternoon Substack , a paid-newsletter startup, confirmed that it has raised $65 million, as initially reported by Axios . TechCrunch dug into the math behind the financing here. As anticipated, a16z led the new financing. What’s in store from the now Series B-backed company? Product work. The company wrote that it intends to “rapidly” expand its Substack Pro program, which pays writers for

Optimus Ride partners with Polaris to commercialize electric autonomous vehicles

60TechCrunch / 10h
Autonomous, electric mobility service provider Optimus Ride announced a partnership with powersports vehicle manufacturer Polaris to bring fully autonomous GEM electric vehicles to market. The two will introduce a new line of Polaris GEM low-speed vehicles that will be engineered to fully integrate Optimus Ride’s autonomous software and hardware suite. The microtransit vehicles are expected to co

Amex Introduces Big New Marriott Bonvoy Bonuses (Limited Time)

View from the Wing / 10h
American Express has just improved their offers for two Marriott cards to make them more attractive and imperative to apply for, right as people are beginning to travel again. I have both of these cards, and the new Amex offers are bigger than the bonuses I received when I got them myself. Continue reading ...

YouTube will try hiding video dislike counts from some users

300+Engadget / 10h
Over the next few weeks, YouTube plans to test several new interface designs that won’t publicly display how many dislikes a video has earned.

Volkswagen wants you to believe its name change isn't an April Fools' joke

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100+Mashable / 10h
What's in a name? Volkswagen, if the infamous car company is to be believed, is hoping to find out. The maker of the new ID.4 EV let slip, apparently by mistake , Monday that it intended to rebrand its U.S. operations as "Voltswagen of America" in a nod to its goal of producing 1.5 million electric vehicles a year by 2025. Despite the proximity to April Fools' Day and plenty of skepticism online,

Verizon will shut down its 3G network in 2022

200+Engadget / 11h
This is the final delay.

Xbox Live Games with Gold for April put us in the boots of Vikings and truck drivers

SlashGear / 11h
April is nearly upon us, which means today Microsoft revealed a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. While April doesn’t seem like it’s going to be some kind of bang-up month for the service, there will still be some interesting games up for grabs. At the very least, we can expect a pretty wide collection of genres … Continue reading

Texas Lawmakers Are Using the Blackouts to Make Fossil Fuel Dreams Come True

300+Gizmodo / 11h
Lawmakers in Texas are having a busy week: Both chambers of the legislature are weighing in on a slate of bills that are, in theory, designed to address the problems that led to February’s deadly blackouts. Read more...

You can now control Zoom calls via a smart ring

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Genki Wave for Work smart ring allows you to control apps on your PC or Mac using its three buttons and rotation gestures.

Take Responsibility for Your Damn Meetings

100+Lifehacker / 11h
Often, a group of people carve out time in their work day for a meeting without any semblance of clear direction. In the pandemic era, this is especially annoying because remote work means we’re all a bit more scattered than usual, and videoconferencing, with all of its imperfections, only serves to compound the… Read more...

The Lyft app will offer autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs from 2023

SlashGear / 11h
Hyundai’s handsome Ioniq 5 electric car will be ditching the driver, with Motional announcing the autonomous Lyft vehicles it’s developing will be based on the recently-announced EV. The driverless EV crossovers are expected to go into deployment from 2023, with riders booking their trip through the regular Lyft app. Motional and Lyft announced their partnership back in late 2020, with … Continue

ARM introduces v9, its first new chip architecture in a decade

200+Engadget / 11h
ARM's new v9 architecture promises security, AI and raw performance improvements.

A Game of Thrones Broadway Show Will Bring a Key Book Moment to Life

300+Gizmodo / 11h
Though the show is long gone , fans of Game of Thrones have plenty to look forward to. There will be more George R.R. Martin books ( hopefully ), multiple new HBO shows , and now there will be a stage production that’ll go back in time to fill in a key part of Westeros history. Read more...

United Airlines First Class Impressions

400+One Mile at a Time / 11h
As I explained in the introduction post to the trip report , I decided to book us on United Airlines from Tampa to San Francisco. In this post I wanted to share some general thoughts on our experience flying with United, both in terms of the hard and soft product. Why we booked United Airlines This trip was only planned on very short notice, so I was booking flights just a day in advance. With no

'Fortnite' is getting improved framerates and resolutions on Switch

42Engadget / 11h
The battle royale will take up slightly less storage space too.

Google Maps gets AR indoor navigation, new eco-friendly route options

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Google Maps has a new route-selection screen, and you can set preferred modes of transportation. [credit: Google ] Google Maps has announced a slew of new features coming soon, ranging from on-map weather updates to AR-powered indoor navigation. There's a lot to cover, and the company says it is on track to deliver "over 100 AI-powered improvements to Google Maps" this year. First, there's a new

Arm announces the next generation of its processor architecture

92TechCrunch / 11h
Arm today announced Armv9, the next generation of its chip architecture. Its predecessor, Armv8, launched a decade ago and while it has seen its fair share of changes and updates, the new architecture brings a number of major updates to the platform that warrant a shift in version numbers. Unsurprisingly, Armv9 builds on v8 and is backward compatible, but it specifically introduces new security,

Google starts trialing its FLoC cookie alternative in Chrome

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Google today announced that it is rolling out Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), a crucial part of its Privacy Sandbox project for Chrome, as a developer origin trial. FLoC is meant to be an alternative to the kind of cookies that advertising technology companies use today to track you across the web. Instead of a personally identifiable cookie, FLoC runs locally and analyzes your browsing beh

Xiaomi Challenges Samsung With Its Own Foldable, the $1,500 Mi Mix Fold

21Gizmodo / 11h
China’s largest smartphone maker is finally joining Samsung and Huawei in the flexible phone market, and while it isn’t the mysterious tri-fold device that Xiaomi teased awhile back, but the company’s new Mi Mix Fold is here. Read more...

Google's new experimental app can scan and categorize your documents

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100+Engadget / 11h
Stack is a powerful new document scanner for Android from Google's Area 120 incubator.

This Magazine’s Website Is 100 Percent Solar Powered

47Futurism / 11h
Conscientious Downgrade The internet consumes a huge amount of energy , meaning the fact that we all seem to be perpetually online nowadays isn’t great news for the web’s impact on the environment. That’s why the environment-focused Low-tech Magazine redesigned its website to use as little energy as possible. In a new update this month , the publication explained that the entire site is now power

Apple will finally fix the iOS issue that blocked searches for 'Asian' as adult content

100+Mashable / 11h
Do you have adult content blocked on your iPhone or iPad? If so, it's likely that your iOS device is currently blocking web searches using the word "Asian." It's been an issue for more than a year — but it's about to be fixed. Mashable has confirmed that in the latest iOS 14.5 Beta, the adult content filter no longer blocks web searches containing the word "Asian." The iOS 14.5 Beta was released

Why One Dose of a Two-Dose Vaccine Isn't Enough

91Lifehacker / 11h
When you get your first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (in other words, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), evidence indicates your protection begins about two weeks later— before you get the second dose. That’s good news, but it doesn’t mean you can skip the second dose. Read more...

This all-civilian crew will ride a SpaceX Dragon into the record books

SlashGear / 11h
The final members of the upcoming Inspiration4 all-civilian mission to space on a SpaceX Dragon have been named, with the last additions to the crew set to blast off later in the year. It’ll see the four occupants of the spacecraft fly further than any human since Hubble. Though Inspiration4 is being billed as the first all-civilian mission to space, … Continue reading

Adobe’s latest bundle offers iPad apps at a discount

62Engadget / 11h
Artists with iOS devices can get creative without breaking the bank.

Twitch suspended a channel that showed footage of George Floyd's fatal assault

34Engadget / 11h
Nonprofit news outlet Unicorn Riot was streaming the trial of Floyd's alleged murderer.

Our Second Interstellar Visitor Was a 'Dirty Snowball' With Stories to Tell

74Gizmodo / 11h
New research suggests 2I/Borisov—the second known interstellar visitor to our solar system—had never previously visited a star, not even the one from its home system, prior to zipping past our Sun in 2019. That makes Borisov one of the most pristine—if not the most pristine—comet ever observed by astronomers, in what… Read more...

Leading Hotels of the World expands with 13 new properties opening this year

94The Points Guy / 12h
Could the next 12 months usher in a renaissance in the hotel industry? It just might, as more brands and portfolios announce new property openings. The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) collection announced on Tuesday eight new members and 13 new hotel openings throughout 2021. LHW is a small but compelling portfolio of 400 luxury hotels and resorts in more than 80 countries. While each property

Next-gen Apple TV could finally come with a new remote

SlashGear / 12h
If you’re not a fan of the current Apple TV remote, you’re certainly not alone. Apple TV’s Siri Remote has sparked some considerable controversy and divided the Apple TV faithful, but it may not be long before we see Apple shake things up a bit. The company is rumored to be developing a new remote for the next-gen Apple TV, … Continue reading

Judge equates encrypted chats with private thoughts in would-be kidnapping case

500+Engadget / 12h
Three men who plotted to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer will face charges of gang membership, felony firearm possession and providing material support for terrorist acts, but not making terrorist threats. According to a report from the Detroit News, the reason 12th District Court Judge Michael Klaeren dismissed that last charge stems from the way the group interacted with each other. Ra

“Natural capital” accounting method might give nature an economic voice

100+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / How much is preserving something like this worth? (credit: Karen Chan 16, Miguel.v, and Jorge Morales Piderit ) Is there a way to put a dollar amount on pristine forests or marshlands? The United Nations believes so—and that the ability to do it might be a valuable step toward combating the slew of environmental challenges the world faces. In mid-March , the UN adopted the System of Env

New Apple TV remote could hint at hardware refresh later this year

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
A new report suggests Apple could be developing a better version of the Apple TV remote to pair with a next-gen player.

Scientists Engineer Synthetic Bacteria That Multiplies Like the Real Thing

1KFuturism / 12h
FrankenBacteria The first-ever bacteria with a genetic code engineered entirely from scratch in a lab is now growing, splitting, and multiplying just like any unicellular organism found in nature. National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists (NIST) first developed the bacteria JCVI back in 2010, according to a press release on the project. Since then, it’s been a matter of improving

Gambling apps: a super casino in your pocket

200+BBC News - Technology / 12h
There are concerns over the way that gambling companies use the data collected on their customers.

Fix Runny Deviled Eggs With Instant Mashed Potatoes

100+Lifehacker / 12h
Even the most seasoned egg deviler makes mistakes. When paired with a stubborn refusal to measure anything, an unbridled enthusiasm for mayonnaise or a faulty mustard bottle can result in a deviled egg filling that’s just a little too heavy on the condiments. Instead of being creamy—yet fluffy—too much mayo or… Read more...

Now All of Nvidia's RTX 30-Series GPUs Can Get a Frame Rate Boost

26Gizmodo / 12h
Nvidia announced this morning all of its GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards are now compatible with Resizable BAR. Whether you have an RTX 3090 or an RTX 3060 Ti, you can get some extra frames out of your favorite game. Read more...

Ballot counting for Amazon’s historic union vote starts today

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Vote counting begins today in the historic effort to unionize Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. The warehouse — which opened exactly a year ago to meet ramping up demand as COVID-19 bore down on the U.S. — has become ground zero for one of the most important labor efforts in modern American history. Voting began by mail on February 8, after Amazon repeatedly attempted to delay the vo

Astronomers thought comet Borisov was pretty boring. They were wrong

100+MIT Technology Review / 12h
Our solar system is full of comets that whizz by as we track them over centuries. But humans have so far seen only two visiting objects from outside the solar system. There’s ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that we think might actually be a flat pancake-like rock originating from the remains of an exoplanet similar to Pluto. It’s so weird that people thought maybe it was an alien spacecraft.

The MacBook Air with the powerful M1 chip is back at its best price of $949

49Mashable / 12h
Save $49.01: The Apple 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 chip, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage is $949.99 at Amazon as of March 30. There are plenty of cheap laptop options out there if you require a quick upgrade. But you can't put a price on reliability and performance, and few brands deliver on both quite as regularly as Apple. And even if you try to shy away from their higher price tags, you can't d

I need Google’s Sleep Sensing tech to break out of the new Nest Hub

SlashGear / 12h
Google has finally found an application worthy of its fiendishly clever Soli chip, and quite frankly it’s wasted in a smart display. Or more accurately, the Nest Hub 2nd Gen may be a great showcase for what Soli, the short-range radar, is capable of with Sleep Sensing, but I can’t help but wish Google had just made a standalone sensor … Continue reading

ConsenSys launches a more energy-efficient NFT ecosystem with a project from artist Damien Hirst as its first drop

80TechCrunch / 12h
The NFT craze has been an intriguing moment for digital artists who have seen great leaps in how tech has allowed them to create their work, but not as much progress in shifting how they profit off of it. Though crypto’s early adopter artists have seemed to gain the most attention thus far, more institutionally present artists are dipping their feet into the token world. One of the bigger barrier

Tuesday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

36Lifehacker / 12h
Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

A Contest Is Sending These Mere Mortals Into Orbit For Free

100Futurism / 12h
Earlier this year, a billionaire named Jared Isaacman announced that he was picking three lucky winners to go to on a free multi-day journey into orbit on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Isaacman, who is helping finance the expedition — and will be joining in on the fun himself — announced at the time that he’s looking to raise money for childhood cancer research through a raffle. Bone cancer

Tuesday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

36Gizmodo / 12h
Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

A 'Game of Thrones' prequel play is coming to Broadway

Game of Thrones Broadway•
66Mashable / 12h
Game of Thrones hive, are you still there? Guys? It's been a while since our last meeting and I know we didn't expect to see each other again until House of the Dragon came out in 2022 , but just like Bran becoming King of the Six Kingdoms, there's something new that none of us could have predicted: Game of Thrones is coming to Broadway. Yup, you heard that right The Hollywood Reporter reported i

Pre-Columbian people in the Atacama raised parrots for their feathers

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Enlarge / Scarlet macaws (credit: Abul Az Abu Jamil ) Centuries ago, indigenous South Americans brought live parrots hundreds of kilometers across the Andes Mountains, then raised them in captivity in the Atacama Desert, according to a recent study. The Atacama is one of the last places you’d look for tropical parrots. It’s the world’s driest desert, and it stretches along the Pacific coast of Ch

Save an extra 50% on each of these 15 coding course bundles

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If you spent time over the past year learning to code, you might be looking to take your skill set to the next level. Whether you want to dial in on a specific programming language or round out your capabilities, this collection of on-sale development and coding training should have what you need. As a sweet little bonus, you can save an extra 50% for a limited time using the coupon code LEARNIT.

How Big Is Amazon, Really?

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Market size matters, but even small changes have an outsize ripple effect.

The company behind N.B.A. Top Shot, a viral NFT trend, raises $305 million.

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How to Stop Mixing Up 'Than' and 'Then'

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If you’ve ever had to stop and ask yourself, “is it easier said than done, or easier said then done,” you are not alone. We probably don’t think about “than” versus “then” too often when we’re speaking because they sound so similar anyway. When we’re writing, though, these two little words, which look and function so… Read more...

The Kia EV6 Is Proof That Things Are Different Now

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The pecking order of performance amongst automakers isn’t set in stone, but it’s always been somewhat predictable. Over the years, Kia’s displayed an appetite for subverting those expectations, with cars like the Stinger and K900 rejecting the brand’s budg