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Giant Galapagos Tortoise Thought to Be Extinct 100 Years Ago Found on Island

200+How-To Geek / 10h
Lately, feel-good news is hard to come by, but this week we have exactly that. That’s because government officials and researchers in Ecuador just confirmed that a giant tortoise found several years ago is actually a rare species they thought went extinct around 112 years ago. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Noisy appliances: How loud is your house?

1KBBC News - Technology / 8h
Environmental consultancy Quiet Mark is on a mission to ensure technology is seen but barely heard.

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method

1KNYT > Technology / 4h
Maryland and Montana have passed the nation’s first laws limiting forensic genealogy, the method that found the Golden State Killer.

I quit Amazon Prime a year ago. I don't miss it.

Mashable / 17min
In May of last year, I canceled my Amazon Prime membership. The pandemic had just devastated New York City. Some Amazon warehouse workers protested their working conditions, demanding hazard pay and adequate sick leave. Two Amazon engineers spoke up in solidarity — and were fired . Enough was enough. And so, after being a Prime member since 2014, I quit . One year later, I don't miss any of it. D

How the ‘Wandering Meatloaf’ Got Its Rock-Hard Teeth

NYT > Technology / 23min
The dentition of the gumboot chiton, a lumbering mollusk, contains a super-hard mineral never before seen in a living animal.

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Gary Gygax's Saga of Old Town

Gizmodo / 26min
First, Gary Gygax created Dungeons & Dragons . Then, he created the fantasy world of Oerth and its greatest city, Greyhawk . Then, he set his mind to writing a D&D novel set in Greyhawk—the tale of Gord, a young street urchin who rises from poverty and imprisonment to become one of the greatest thieves on the planet.… Read more...

Mass Effect is dated, but still worth playing today

SlashGear / 26min
Earlier this month, Electronic Arts and BioWare released Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a compilation that remasters the three games in the original Mass Effect trilogy and offers all of them – along with their DLC – in one package. It’s a rather ambitious release, particularly as it concerns the original Mass Effect. BioWare’s impressive efforts to update the first Mass … Continue reading

American Has 3 New Snacks In Coach, And You Get To Pick One On Each Flight

View from the Wing / 38min
American Airlines brings back snacks and beverage service in coach on Tuesday, June 1. Alcohol was supposed to return, too, but the airline decided economy passengers are too unruly for that. The coach snacks are Biscoff cookies, pretzels, and Love Corn. You get presented a choice of two. And you have to pick just one. Continue reading ...

American Has 3 New Snacks In Coach, And You Get To Pick One On Each Flight

View from the Wing / 53min
American Airlines brings back snacks and beverage service in coach on Tuesday, June 1. Alcohol was supposed to return, too, but the airline decided economy passengers are too unruly for that. The coach snacks are Biscoff cookies, pretzels, and Love Corn. American is stocking three different coach snacks on board flights that are 250 miles or longer. They will rotate these, offering two choices on

ChargerHelp co-founder, CEO Kameale C. Terry is heading to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TechCrunch / 1h
Thousands of electric vehicle charging stations will be built around the country over the next decade. ChargerHelp! , founded in January 2020 by Kameale C. Terry and Evette Ellis, wants to make sure they stay up and running. The idea for the on-demand repair app for EV charging stations came to Terry when she was working at EV Connect , where she held a number of roles including director of progr

Microsoft Store listing reveals 'Two Point Hospital' follow-up

Engadget / 1h
Two Point Campus, the next game from Two Point Studios, has leaked thanks to a too early listing on the Microsoft Store.

How to quickly delete your most recent Google search history

Mashable / 1h
Google unveiled a new super-speedy way to get rid of your most recent search history during Google I/O , its annual developer conference. In case you missed the keynote event , here's exactly how to clear the last 15 minutes of your most recent search queries. The feature is currently live for iOS users in the Google app, and will be rolling out on Android in June. Step 1: Navigate to your menu G

Sony's Tiny New Speaker Is a Great Travel Buddy

Gizmodo / 1h
Listen, the criteria for portable Bluetooth speakers are not complicated. They’ve got to be easy to carry, sound decent, and not get trashed if you have butterfingers or get caught in the rain. The Sony SRS-XB13 ticks off all these boxes, but it isn’t the best we’ve ever tested. You’ll have to make some compromises,… Read more...

Memorial Day deals at Amazon: Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Ring and more on sale

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Memorial Day has arrived, and we're rounding up the best deals from Amazon's latest sale, including the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and more.

Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Six months of Pandemic Intervention

SlashGear / 1h
You take your health for granted, right up to the point where a global pandemic makes it abundantly clear just how fragile we all are. I’ve not taught myself a new language during lockdown, or written a bestselling novel, but for the past six months the Apple Watch Series 6 on my wrist has chronicled what I feel may have … Continue reading

Will PS5 restock on Memorial Day? No, probably not – when to buy PS5 next

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
When will PS5 restock next? It's likely to happen this week, after the Memorial Day holiday, according to Matt Swider.

Christopher Eccleston's Doctor Who Return Is a Solid Vehicle for a New Side of the Ninth Doctor

Gizmodo / 1h
Despite the fact that his first audio drama in the role has been out for a few weeks now , it still feels kind of shocking to live in a world where Christopher Eccleston is back in the proverbial leather jacket as Doctor Who ’s Ninth Doctor . But we indeed are, and it’s mostly fascinating : if only because it’s perhaps… Read more...

'A Quiet Place Part II' features stunning cameo: The infamous whiteboard

Mashable / 2h
The board is back, baby! John Krasinski's long-awaited A Quiet Place sequel finally hit theaters on May 28 . In addition to Krasinski's character Lee pulling a Jack Pearson and returning in the form of flashbacks, fans were blessed with another unexpected callback to the first film: Lee's infamous whiteboard. That's right, the absurd, downright comical dry-erase whiteboard from A Quiet Place — wh

The best grilling gear

Engadget / 2h
Here’s a list of the best grilling gear you can buy -- including Traeger, Weber and Kamado Joe grills -- as chosen by Engadget editors.

Modern memory chips increasingly vulnerable to this physical hacking technique

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Rowhammer attack rears its head once again; thanks mostly due to the improvement in modern memory chips.

Microsoft Flight Simulator patch significantly reduces the game’s download size

SlashGear / 2h
One of the biggest complaints about modern games today is the massive size of the downloads required. Take the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, for instance. The initial download for the game was 170 gigabytes. Even on a fast Internet connection, a download of that size would take a significant amount of time. Consider that much of the United States has … Continue reading

LG has reportedly stopped making smartphones

Engadget / 2h
The company still had contracts to fulfill after announcing plans to shut down its mobile business.

NASA Budget Request Revives Science, Maintains Focus on Lunar Landing

Gizmodo / 2h
NASA’s first budget request under the Biden administration seeks funding increases toward science, STEM education, and the environment while maintaining its commitment to a lunar landing in just three years. Read more...

The Station: Rivian rolls towards an IPO and Quantumscape makes a big battery hire

TechCrunch / 2h
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox . Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. For my American readers, you might be traveling — perhaps for the first time in

June makes product analytics more accessible

TechCrunch / 2h
Meet June , a new startup that wants to make it easier to create analytics dashboards and generate reports even if you’re not a product analytics expert. June is built on top of your Segment data. Like many no-code startups, it uses templates and a graphical interface so that non-technical profiles can start using it. “What we do today is instant analytics and that’s why we’re building it on top

Huawei Mate40 Pro selfie snapper

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Huawei's Mate40 Pro is a flagship phone with a bunch of clever features for content creators and anyone else documenting their day-to-day.

Google Photos' free unlimited storage ends tomorrow

Engadget / 3h
— here's what you need to know, including a few alternatives.

54 Brand New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your June Reading List

Gizmodo / 3h
June is upon us, which means it’s time to fill your summer reading list with all the brand-new sci-fi and fantasy books you can stuff into a beach bag. Good thing we’ve got 54 titles to choose from, with time travelers , reluctant heroes, people who can talk to the dead , and carnival stories among the highlights. Read more...

California's Drought Is So Bad, Farmers Are Ripping Up Almond Trees

Gizmodo / 3h
Farmers in California are beginning to feel the heat. As the state plunges into a worsening drought , water deliveries have drastically fallen in much of California’s farmland. That’s forcing farmers to make tough decisions about the future of their operations. Some farmers are ripping up certain crops to plant less… Read more...

Looking for a cheap GeForce RTX 3060 Ti? Check out the HP Memorial Day sales

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
This HP Pavilion prebuilt is wild value right now, thanks to the HP Memorial Day sales - don't miss it if you want a cheap GeForce RTX card.

Get In On A Status Match Beta Test

View from the Wing / 3h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Bussink GT R Speedlegend is a modified Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

SlashGear / 3h
One of the coolest cars that Mercedes offers is the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. It’s the open-top sibling to the coupe version of the car and is already very attractive and fast right out of the box. What’s interesting about the Roadster is that it’s an extremely limited-edition car with only 750 units produced globally. A company called Bussink has … Continue reading

SpaceX’s first ocean spaceport is being built and will host launches next year

TechCrunch / 3h
SpaceX is already underway on building its first floating spaceport platform, and the plan is for it to start hosting launches as early as next year. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared those details on the progress of its build for Deimos, one of two converted oil rigs that SpaceX purchased earlier this year in order to transform them into floating launch and landing sites for its forthcoming Starship r

This bag has lasted me nearly 20 years

Engadget / 3h
How do you know if a bag is really going to stand the test of time? You don’t, and so you often have to take the maker’s claims of longevity at face value. This is why we felt it was important to take a look at a backpack that really has lasted beyond any reasonable expectation. Senior Editor Dan Cooper bought this The North Face backpack before he went to college. 17 years later, and it’s only no

From traditional Mexican food to infamous nightclubs: 14 best places to eat and drink in Cancun

The Points Guy / 3h
Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico — and for good reason. The city has white-sand beaches, sparkling blue waters and plenty of places where you can stay on points. The infamous hotel zone in Cancun is known for its nightlife, and the resorts that line the beaches offer their own restaurants and bars, making it easy to never leave the property. But there’s far more to

Yes, Olivia Rodrigo was on 'New Girl.' Here are all her scenes.

Mashable / 3h
Who's that girl? Who's that girl? It's Olivia! Yes, the rumors are true. Teen singing sensation and actor Olivia Rodrigo appeared on an episode of New Girl back in 2017, and we've got the clips to prove it. As fans of Rodrigo obsess over her newly released debut album, Sour , they're learning that before the singer starred in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series she shared the screen with

Privacy group targets website 'cookie terror'

400+BBC News - Technology / 3h
Campaigners lodge hundreds of complaints against sites they claim break cookie laws.

How to Disable Chromecast Media Controls in Google Chrome

How-To Geek / 4h
Google Chrome shows media controls when something is being cast on your Wi-Fi network. If you’re not the one doing the casting, this can be a little annoying, especially since you’re able to control someone else’s music or video playback without their permission. Thankfully, you can turn it off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2022 Kia Seltos gets more standard safety kit and new Nightfall trim

SlashGear / 4h
The 2022 Kia Seltos is getting the Nightfall treatment similar to its larger Telluride sibling. With base prices starting at $27,865, 2022 Seltos Nightfall Edition AWD slots below the top-of-the-line Seltos SX AWD, priced at $29,165. All prices are inclusive of $1,175 destination fees. Both the Nightfall Edition and SX AWD have a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 175 horsepower … C

Instant Pot Ultra cookers are 50 percent off at Amazon for Memorial Day

Engadget / 4h
Instant Pot Ultra cookers are half price at Amazon as part of a Memorial Day sale.

Creative Pebble Plus adds huge sound to your home desktop on the cheap

Mashable / 4h
Anyone who works from home on a regular basis knows this all too well: Laptop speakers just don't cut it most of the time. Sure, for a Zoom call or the occasional YouTube video, they'll get the job done. But for jamming out to music or streaming your favorite TV shows or movies, a real set of desktop speakers goes a long way. At just $40 and with a cool design, strong bass, and the simplest setup

5 ways hotels can improve top-tier elite status for a post-pandemic world

The Points Guy / 4h
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been kind to hotel elite status. While status was extended early in the pandemic (and elite status requirements reduced), we didn’t see many further enhancements. In fact, Hilton temporarily removed free breakfast for Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond members at its U.S. properties. Instead, these elites now receive food and beverage credits, which will vary by proper

Pokemon GO Mega Gyarados and the weird month of June

SlashGear / 4h
Today we’re taking a peek at the month of June in the game Pokemon GO, and the star is clear: Mega Gyarados! Starting on June 1, 2021, Pokemon GO will feature just ONE Mega Raid Pokemon at a time. It’s not clear at this time if this will be the way of things forever, but for the foreseeable future – … Continue reading

Are the Memorial Day sales worth it? We analyze today's best deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
We analyse whether the discounts in today's Memorial Day sales are up to scratch

Save over $100 on this portable personal air conditioner

Engadget / 4h
The EvaSMART 2 is a compact portable AC unit that doubles as an air purifier and humidifier.

In a World Let Loose, Video Game Makers Are ‘Doubling Down’

NYT > Technology / 4h
The companies won big when the pandemic forced people indoors. In a risky bet, they aren’t slowing down even as behaviors shift again.

Even Intel thinks the global chip shortage could last years

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Intel CEO doesn’t see the situation recovering fully within the next few years.

Snapdragon 888 devices could get a lot cheaper soon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A leak suggests the Snapdragon 888 chipset will get 4G, Wi-Fi and a Pro variant, allowing devices to attain new price points.

Space plane aims to take you anywhere on the globe in one hour

SlashGear / 4h
A company called Venus Aerospace Corp. is pursuing a hypersonic space plane that has the potential to take people from Los Angeles to Tokyo in about an hour. The trip in their proposed space plane would take off from the ground like a conventional aircraft and fly up to a high cruising altitude. Once at that cruising altitude, a rocket … Continue reading

Watch John Oliver beg for innovative cereals and trash the Cheerios Twitter account

Mashable / 4h
Cereal is in a rut and John Oliver is coming to its rescue. The host of Last Week Tonight took Memorial Day week off and went on YouTube to wax poetic on a topic he's especially passionate about: cereal. "I'm aware that there's a lot going on in the world right now, but instead of focusing on any of that I'd like to raise a subject that is near and dear to my heart, and that is, there simply aren

Scientists Are Racing to Save These Sea Stars From Extinction

Gizmodo / 4h
Since 2013, a disease exacerbated by overheating oceans has been decimating sea star populations , especially those of one particularly striking variety: sunflower sea stars . Over the course of three years, the illness killed off nearly 91% of the sunflower species’ global population. Now, scientists are fighting to… Read more...

RIP Paul Soles, the Original Voice of Spider-Man

Gizmodo / 4h
Peter Parker’s status as one of the most iconic superheroes of the western canon has meant that, as he web-slinged his way out of the comics medium and into alternate formats, many writers, actors, and voice artists have leant their interpretation as to who Spider-Man is . But now, one of the first to do so outside… Read more...

How to Change the Currency Symbol in Google Sheets

How-To Geek / 5h
Google Sheets is home to several expense-tracking and budget spreadsheets. Most of these pick a default currency, but if you want to change that, we have you covered. Here’s how to change the currency symbol in Google Sheets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Pete Buttigieg Argues Mask Mandates Must Stay, Government Must Require “Respect”

View from the Wing / 5h
The CDC declared that science supports not wearing a mask indoors if you're vaccinated however you're still required to wear a mask in airports and on planes through September 13 . Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was challenged on the contradiction and argued that mask mandates should remain on planes even though they aren’t needed for vaccinated individuals in restaurants, bars and gy

The Dog Poodemic Is Here. Call in the Dung-Hunting Drones

Wired / 5h
Lockdown puppy madness has left sidewalks littered with feces. Robots that scan and scoop can help.

Sigma fp L hands-on: Tiny camera, big sensor, enormous compromises

Engadget / 5h
Sigma has crammed a 61-megapixel full-frame sensor into the tiny fp L body, but that has meant some big compromises to handling and performance.

This company wants to make sex toys more accessible for people with disabilities

Mashable / 5h
Sextech is bringing a much-needed cultural shift in how we view, talk about, and sell sex. Ushered in by a wave of women-led startups combining sex and technology to disrupt historically male-dominated sectors, this burgeoning multibillion-dollar industry champions inclusivity through innovative sex products created for and by more marginalized perspectives, bodies, and identities. Yet while ever

The Best Gardening Communities to Find on Reddit

Lifehacker / 5h
As helpful as (we’d like to think) reading articles about plants and gardening can be, it’s also nice to have an online community that can answer questions, give advice, and provide some horticultural inspiration. Fortunately, there are plenty of subreddits—some with hundreds of thousands of members from all over the… Read more...

How to Reset a Ring Doorbell

How-To Geek / 5h
Amazon’s Ring doorbell is normally reliable, but nothing is perfect. If your Ring doorbell isn’t working properly, try resetting it to factory-default settings. This is also essential if you’re getting rid of your Ring doorbell. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everything Coming to Netflix the Week of May 31, 2021

How-To Geek / 5h
The time has come, Netflix watchers. The week might start out on the last day of May, but the beginning of the month drop also comes this week. There’s no shortage of binge-able content. From a plethora of Netflix originals to classic films like The Big Lebowski, your summer watching is going a boost. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Why do vaccinated travelers still need a COVID-19 test to fly back to the US from abroad?

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Candace Black Werth has traveled to Mexico four times during the pandemic. She said she’s felt safe during her frequent trips to San José del Cabo and that the businesses and resorts she’s stayed at took precautions to keep guests and staff safe from COVID-19. However, Werth — a TPG reader — said that getting a COVID-19 test to fly back to the United States has proven to be a “stressful situation

2021 Jaguar F-PACE First Drive: Cabin Fever

SlashGear / 5h
The 2021 Jaguar F-PACE needed a serious interior upgrade, and now it has one and is all the better for it, and if that sounds blunt then it’s only a reflection of just where the luxury SUV’s real problem always lay. Sure, for the new model year and this mid-cycle refresh, the British automaker also tackles range complexity and tidies … Continue reading

I Gave Up Fighting Incessant Spam Calls and Let Charizard Take the Wheel

Gizmodo / 5h
No matter how many times you decline the call or add your number to Do Not Call lists, the spammers are ultimately going to find you. They will stop at nothing to remind you of your expiring car warranty. Read more...

Air France-KLM Credit Card Offering 50K Bonus Miles Plus $150 Statement Credit

One Mile at a Time / 5h
In the fall of 2018, the Air France-KLM World Elite Mastercard was introduced in the US market. The card is issued by Bank of America, and reflects a general trend we’ve seen of non-US airlines issuing credit cards in the US. Last summer we saw the best sign-up bonus we had seen since the card was introduced. It was pulled for a while, but has now returned — with this offer, you can earn 50,000 b

Tencent helps Chinese students skip prohibitively low speeds for school websites overseas

TechCrunch / 5h
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students enrolled in overseas schools are stranded as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life and airlines worldwide. Learning at home in China, they all face one challenge: Their school websites and other academic resources load excruciatingly slowly because all web traffic has to pass through the country’s censorship apparatus known as the “great firewal

How to Properly Fold, Display, and Dispose of the American Flag

Lifehacker / 5h
With plenty of American flags proudly displayed today for Memorial Day, it’s a good time to take a look at how to properly display, store, and dispose of Old Glory. For all the rules and regulations, we’ll turn to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for guidance . Here’s what to know. Read more...

How to Rotate a Picture on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 5h
If some of your iPhone or iPad photos are in the wrong orientation, don’t worry: The Photos app includes a built-in feature that lets you rotate a photo by 90 degrees at a time. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Behind the painstaking process of creating Chinese computer fonts

MIT Technology Review / 5h
Bruce Rosenblum switched on his Apple II, which rang out a high F note followed by the clatter of the floppy drive. After a string of thock thock keystrokes, the 12-inch Sanyo monitor began to phosphoresce. A green grid appeared, 16 units wide and 16 units tall. This was “Gridmaster,” a program Bruce had cooked up in the programming language BASIC to build one of the world’s first Chinese digital

Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method

1KNYT > Technology / 5h
Maryland and Montana have passed the nation’s first laws limiting forensic genealogy, the method that found the Golden State Killer.

Engineers use AI to create a robot that can smile back

SlashGear / 6h
At some point in the future, engineers foresee a time when robots are a normal part of everyday life, providing care for children and the elderly and providing labor. For humans, facial expressions are unspoken ways to communicate and play a significant role in building trust between people. Scientists have been working on creating a robot that can use appropriate … Continue reading

Can we keep human inconsistency from confusing expert advice?

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Little, Brown and Company ) Everyone has biases. And everyone knows that everyone has biases, and that these biases affect our judgements. Bias is explainable, and our brains like things they can explain. One of the leading explainers of our biases is economist Daniel Kahneman, famed for a Nobel win and his book Thinking, Fast and Slow . He's now teamed with Olivier Sibony and Ca

The Suicide Squad Teases An Appearance From a Surprise DC Comics Location

Gizmodo / 6h
Martin Freeman’s getting ready for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever . Production begins on Shazam: Fury of the Gods . The Rock teases Jungle Cruise . Plus, what’s to come on all the DC/CW shows, and a new look at the Fantasy Island reboot. Spoilers, assemble! Read more...

Confused about the fate of the OnePlus Nord 2? Here’s a theory

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
With the OnePlus Nord CE on the horizon, will the OnePlus Nord 2 also launch? By joining the right dots, it sure does seem so.

Xiaomi says it can fully charge a phone in eight minutes

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Engadget / 6h
Xiaomi has demonstrated its new Hyper Charge tech fully charging a 4,000mAH phone battery in eight minutes.

WhatsApp flip-flops on privacy policy threats, again

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
WhatsApp won’t limit the functionality of users who don’t agree to the new terms, at least for now.

Venmo will let users hide friends list after Biden security blunder

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Venmo users will also get to choose if they appear in other people's lists or not.

Plant These Quick-Sprouting Seeds If You Want a Garden as Fast as Possible

Lifehacker / 6h
When starting a garden, you have two choices: planting seeds or seedlings (and other transplants). Those looking to have a close-to-instant garden will likely want to begin with already-sprouted plants. But if you decide to go the seed route, you may want to pick seeds that will produce at least something green as… Read more...

Don’t panic: Here’s what to do if you misspell your name on an airline ticket

The Points Guy / 6h
A common question we get is about what to do if you misspell your name on an airline ticket. Getting your name right seems like one of the easiest aspects of booking a flight, but it happens to the best of us. Generally speaking, most airlines allow you to make ticket name corrections. So, if you made a typo when entering your name, there’s no need to worry. However, if you want to give your tick

Forget the Camera, the Real Google Pixel Superpower Is Phone Calls

How-To Geek / 6h
While talking on the phone might not be as cool as it once was, Google has done a lot to make the call experience less awful on Pixel devices. Experimental features like Call Screening and Assistant’s Hold for Me have fundamentally changed the way I use my phone over the last year or so. I don’t want to live without them now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Screenshot on an iPhone 12

How-To Geek / 6h
Sometimes you need to capture exactly what you see on your iPhone screen, and that’s where a screenshot comes in. Luckily, taking a screenshot on an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Mini is just as easy as on the other iPhone models. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Genetic tricks of the longest-lived animals

Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Bats, remarkable little things. (credit: Bernd Wolter / EyeEm ) Life, for most of us, ends far too soon—hence the effort by biomedical researchers to find ways to delay the aging process and extend our stay on Earth. But there’s a paradox at the heart of the science of aging: The vast majority of research focuses on fruit flies, nematode worms and laboratory mice , because they’re easy

How to Game on a PC When You Can't Find a Graphics Card

Wired / 6h
Don't want to get scammed by a scalper or pay more than double for a new GPU? We have some tips to help you keep gaming without emptying your wallet.

This Dam Acts Like a Water Cannon. Let’s Do Some Physics!

Wired / 6h
Like a giant bucket with a hole, the Funil Hydropower Plant sprays out an enormous jet of water. We can use its speed to calculate the depth of the reservoir.

The Movement to Protect Your Mind From Brain-Computer Technologies

Gizmodo / 6h
Recording memories, reading thoughts, and manipulating what another person sees through a device in their brain may seem like science fiction plots about a distant and troubled future. But a team of multi-disciplinary researchers say the first steps to inventing these technologies have already arrived. Through a… Read more...

Microsoft Edge update looks to be a bit of a buggy mess

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Many issues appear to occur when Bing is not set up as the default search engine.

New dark matter map relied on the light from millions upon millions of galaxies

SlashGear / 6h
It’s hard for most of us to fathom that every star we see in the nighttime sky is another sun similar to our own. Scientists are discovering that around many of those stars are orbiting planets creating vast numbers of solar systems. There are other objects in the nighttime sky that we can’t see, including dark matter. Dark matter is … Continue reading

This Super-Powered Game Boy Is a Solid Placeholder for the Analogue Pocket

Gizmodo / 6h
If you’re still coping with the tragic news of the Analogue Pocket’s release being delayed from May 2021 to later this year, I’ve found the perfect handheld emulator to tide you over until it arrives. The Anbernic Retro Game 351V is reminiscent of the Pocket’s Game Boy-inspired design, and while its software-based… Read more...

What Is Aspect Ratio?

How-To Geek / 6h
You might have come across the term “aspect ratio” while shopping for a new computer monitor or looking up a film on IMDb. The term is used extensively throughout the video and photography world. At its core, aspect ratio is a simple mathematical concept. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What Is "GitOps" and Why Does It Matter?

How-To Geek / 6h
GitOps is an approach to infrastructure that takes the best practices of software development and applies them to IT systems. GitOps builds upon the Infrastructure as Code model to create an automated infrastructure model that’s collaborative and versioned like your code. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Vauxhall Mokka-e review: a striking electric car, with pleasing tech and price tag

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The all-electric Mokka-e marks a new era for the brand and its vehicle design. It's unlike any Vauxhall you've seen before.

The best 60-percent keyboards you can buy

Engadget / 7h
Here's a list of the best 60-percent keyboards you can buy, as chosen by Engadget editors.

Wide Open Business Class Awards, Tahiti – Los Angeles (9+ Seats Per Flight)

View from the Wing / 7h
French Polynesia is one of the toughest awards in the world to book. In part that’s because there are only 5 flights between the U.S. mainland and Tahiti, and they aren't all offered daily. For instance the Air France flight from Los Angeles to Papeete is flown just 3 times a week. However booking right now for next winter you can grab 9 or more business class saver award seats on the Air France

Remote Weddings and Memorials Are Here to Stay. Be Prepared

Wired / 7h
Are you Zooming, streaming, or Skyping big life events? Here’s how to better prepare for tech glitches so you can get to the church on time.

What Is a Smart Home Hub?

How-To Geek / 7h
Getting started with smart home technology is daunting. There are many different paths you can go down. A common component of smart homes is the central “hub.” What exactly is a smart home hub, and do you need one? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Everrati Signature is a classic widebody Porsche 911 powered by electricity

SlashGear / 7h
German performance automaker Porsche has made it clear that the 911 will be the last in the portfolio to receive an all-electric powertrain. However, that’s not stopping conversion specialists like Everrati from creating an all-electric 911. The car you see here is the Everrati Signature, a 964-based EV with carbon body panels and the soul of a vintage Porsche. “Using … Continue reading

Will We Ever Be Able to 'Talk' With Our Pets?

Gizmodo / 7h

Google accused of hiding privacy settings from smartphone users

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
New unredacted internal documents reveal the extent of Google’s desire to collect location data Android users.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra looks to take on the iPad Pro

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
With the launch of the Galaxy Tab S8 series, Samsung is looking to close the gap between the iPad Pro and its upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

Unlock your body’s stress-fighting superpower with Apollo Neuro

Futurism / 7h
While everyone is used to handling a little stress here and there, the truth is that it can have significant, long-lasting effects on our bodies. In fact, stress affects every aspect of our physical and mental health. It can occupy our minds, making us distracted, irritable, and unable to sleep. Stress is at the root of anxiety and depression. Physically, if unchecked, chronic stress impairs the

Bollywood actress files plea against 5G implementation in India - Here's why

Juhi Chawla Files India•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Popular Indian actress Juhi Chawla said in her petition, filed in the Delhi High Court, the exposure to RF radiation due to 5G will have serious, irreversible effects on humans and animals.

The Morning After: A surprising cloudy day on Mars

Engadget / 7h
Today’s headlines: The first look at a cloudy day on Mars, Apple delays paid podcast subscription launch to June and Tesla may have to ship Texas-made EVs out of state to sell them to Texans.

Gaza conflict: Instagram changes algorithm after alleged bias

BBC News - Technology / 7h
Instagram says its ranking system had a "bigger impact than expected" on some types of posts.

Details of US nuclear arsenal leaked via apps

SlashGear / 8h
As you would expect, there are significant numbers of protocols and procedures that must be followed for soldiers put in charge of nuclear weapons and the nuclear capability of the United States. There are multiple protocols that soldiers have to know in and out without needing to resort to using manuals or notes. Some soldiers have reportedly relied on numerous … Continue reading

How to connect Google Home to Netflix

Mashable / 8h
If your personal assistant is taking the day off and your dog is napping, you may find yourself wondering how to get your favorite Netflix programming to show up on that flatscreen across the room from your couch. Admittedly, it can be confusing — there are so many remotes, so many devices, and so many possibilities of where that Netflix signal might originate. The good news is that if you have C

Building a better edible

Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / "Digital generated image of popsicles organized into rainbow colored pattern on pink surface," thanks Getty Images. (credit: Getty Images) Lo Friesen reaches for a plastic bag the size of a pillowcase filled with dark green plant matter. “Here we have some more material for our edibles clients,” she says. “Just giant bags of weed." Behind her, something is making a soft, regular chirpin

What Is a Supply Chain Attack?

Wired / 8h
From NotPetya to SolarWinds, it’s a problem that’s not going away any time soon.

This cool Microsoft Teams update will make sure nothing gets lost in translation

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android will receive a new feature to help with international collaboration.

Twitter is working on tweet reactions so it can be more like Facebook

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
It looks as though you're going to be able to do more than just 'like' tweets in the near future.

8 Cool AirTag NFC Shortcut Ideas for iPhone and Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 8h
AirTags are small Bluetooth trackers that can help you find your stuff, but they also work as triggers for automations. Using Apple’s Shortcuts app, you can use AirTags to trigger all sorts of events when you tap them against your iPhone or Apple Watch. Here are some ideas for putting them to use. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Chinese fusion reactor sets an operational record

SlashGear / 8h
China has announced that it has reached another milestone in its work on a fusion reactor. The nation announced that one of its so-called artificial suns had sustained extreme temperatures for several times longer than its previous benchmark. The record was set at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) facility located in the Chinese city of Hefei. According to state … Continue

FireOS: does Amazon's software compete with Android?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Amazon has a wide range of Android products, and you may not know it.

Google Photos: what perks do Google Pixel owners get, and is it worth buying one?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Google Photos doesn't offer unlimited storage any more - unless you have a Pixel phone. But perks depend on model.

DJI Air 2S vs DJI Mavic 2 Pro: which is the best drone for you?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Trying to decide whether to buy the new DJI Air 2S or its older Mavic 2 Pro cousin? We're here to explain which one you should get.

Google says it won't build Privacy Sandbox backdoors

Engadget / 9h
Google has said it will not bypass the Privacy Sandbox rules it plans to impose next year in order to end third-party cookie tracking.

ISS Canadarm2 robotic arm survives impact with orbital debris

SlashGear / 9h
One significant concern for astronauts aboard the ISS is orbital debris that zips around the planet and could pose a potential hazard to the space station. While orbital debris has never been a significant issue for the ISS and the astronauts aboard, recently, an impact with orbital debris occurred. The Canadarm2 robotic arm attached to the ISS used to manipulate … Continue reading

Huawei P50 release date teased, and it’s very soon

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
The Huawei P50 looks to be landing on June 2, alongside the Huawei MatePad Pro 2 and Huawei Watch 3.

Tulsa Race Massacre: 5 free online resources to learn about the tragedy

Mashable / 9h
If you haven't heard of the Tulsa Race Massacre or Black Wall Street, here's your chance to rectify that. Black Wall Street, also known as Greenwood, was once a thriving business district and community for Black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, established in 1906 . But on May 31, 1921 that all changed when a white mob set the community ablaze, which historians believe killed 300 people , leveled 35 ci

New Sony WF-1000XM4 leaks reveal specs and design of the wireless earbuds

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Just about everything you could want to know about these Sony earbuds has been unveiled in a leaked promo video.

Unsubscribing from that email may just lead to further spam

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Victims may think they're unsubscribing from a service, but in reality, they're just confirming their address is valid and active.

Windows 10 update is messing with the taskbar – but there’s an easy fix

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
There are some frustrating issues with taskbar icons becoming corrupted, or even vanishing entirely.

Xiaomi Mi 12 might charge far faster than any other phone

Xiaomi 200W Minutes•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Xiaomi has unveiled a new charging tech that can fully juice a phone up in just 8 minutes.

Learn about investing of all sorts with this course bundle on sale

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Want to make money from trading cryptocurrency? Grab this Stock and Cryptocurrency Investment Toolkit Bundle on sale for $20 as of May 31. If you want to learn more about investing, your weird uncle ranting about GameStop stock and Bitcoin when he’s had a few too many doesn’t really cut it. Get more reliable information from this comprehensive Stock and Cryptocurrency Investment Toolkit Bu

Learn the basics of ethical hacking with this course bundle

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Get an intro to ethical hacking with the All-In-One 2021 Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle . As of May 31, get this 18-course bundle for only $20 — a 99% discount. If you’re considering a career change, ethical hacking is an innovative sector in high demand. Want to see if it's something you'd enjoy? Learn the basics with this All-In-One 2021 Super-Sized Ethical Hacking Bundle . This jam-

Upgrade your bedding with a super soft sheet set for under $35

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Give your bed a Memorial Day upgrade with this sale on luxury bamboo and microfiber sheets . As of May 31, grab a queen-sized set of Bamboo Comfort Luxury Sheets for only $34.97 — a 70% discount. Still rocking those sheets from college with the mystery stains and worn-out elastic? You’re due for an upgrade — and here's a perfect opportunity. These luxury bamboo and microfiber sheets are on

It's time to finally launch that YouTube channel

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: Snag the Become a Professional YouTuber Bundle and learn how to run a successful channel. As of May 31, get the full bundle for only $20 — a total savings of over 98%. While it's definitely an unconventional career path, the perks of being a professional YouTube content creator are plentiful. You can make your own schedule and have creative control over your work — plus, it's likely that y

Former Astronaut Peggy Whitson Will Return to Space without NASA's Help

100+How-To Geek / 10h
Privately funded space infrastructure company Axiom Space has announced its picks for the mission commander and pilot slots of its second private mission to space, dubbed Ax-2: retired former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and GT racer John Shoffner. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Go to Dungeon, Do Not Collect 200 GP: 'Dungeons & Dragons' Arrives on 'Monopoly'

How-To Geek / 10h
Fans of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons RPG might be shocked to learn that the game translates shockingly well to Monopoly form. Don’t believe me? Roll an insight check and see yourself with your own copy of MONOPOLY: Dungeons & Dragons! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It's a Lobster! And a Squid! And a Shark ... All in a Single Fossil

How-To Geek / 10h
About 174 million years ago, on what was probably an otherwise pleasant day, a lobster realized it was being eaten by a squid who, in turn, realized it was being eaten by a shark. And then they died … according to this fossil. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Huawei Mate 40 Pro symbolizes outstanding design aesthetics with its iconic Space Ring design and curved display

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

Android 12 will force apps through the official share menu

100+Engadget / 10h
With Android 12, Google will stop third-party apps from replacing the stock share dialog.

'Friends: The Reunion': The One With The Irish Uncle Matt LeBlanc Meme

Mashable / 11h
Iconic sitcom Friends had an undeniable impact on pop culture throughout its 10-year run, with memes such as "Smelly Cat" and "How you doin'?" circulating even before the internet was there to help them along. The show has now been off air for longer than it was on, and isn't quite as relevant to people in their 30s now. Yet Friends ' reunion special still had one final meme to impart. On Thursda

Phones launched in May 2021 in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Due to the lockdown and Covid-19 pandemic, the phone launches in India during May 2021 dried up. We had only six new launches in India.

Confusion in Indian OTT platform space: Two self-regulatory bodies on the anvil

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Indian streaming platforms, which are enjoying a booming time, are now divided as broadcaster-owned OTT platforms and standalone streaming platforms. They owe allegiance to two separate bodies, and that can lead to confusion.

Xiaomi shows off phone that can charge to 100% in 8 minutes

Xiaomi 200W Minutes•
Mashable / 11h
Xiaomi's at it again : The company's new fast charging technology can get a smartphone from 0 to 100 percent battery in less than 8 minutes. The 200W wired charging tech, used on a modified Xiaomi MI 11 Pro with a 4,000mAh battery, gets the phone from 0-10% in just 44 seconds. The phone gets to 50% in 3 minutes, and it's fully charged in 7:57 minutes. ⚡200W Wired Charging ⚡120W Wireless Charging

Realme X7 Max launched – India’s first Dimensity 1200 phone

Realme X7 Max India•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Realme X7 Max is now available at Rs 26,999 with a flagship MediaTek chipset, 120Hz AMOLED display, 64MP triple-camera and more.

Realme brings two new affordable 4K smart TVs to India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Realme has launched its first set of smart TVs for 2021 and they’re much more affordable than last year’s SLED TV and come in two screen sizes.

Welcome To The New OMAAT!

100+One Mile at a Time / 11h
Thanks for your patience this weekend as we had a brief “content freeze,” and welcome to the redesigned OMAAT site! In the 13 years I’ve been writing this blog, this is only the second-ever real redesign. It has been in development for a long time, and I hope our readers like it. Yes, there’s a completely new look, but much more importantly, the new site should be significantly more functional th

Esports' popularity 'only scratching the surface'

BBC News - Technology / 11h
Traditional sport must 'shift' to attract new audiences says the boss of a major esports team.

'I lost millions through cryptocurrency addiction'

1KBBC News - Technology / 11h
Jake got addicted to trading cryptocurrency and lost more than £1m of money that was not his.

Google, Facebook, WhatsApp comply with new IT rules; Twitter remains intransigent

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
Twitter is yet to share the details of its chief compliance officer with the IT ministry. Though it has shared details of a lawyer working in a law firm as the nodal contact person and grievance officer.

Best Apple AirTag accessories: keyrings, mounts, cases and more for your tracker

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
To safely attach your new AirTags to your most valuable items, you'll need one of these useful accessories.

Video e-learning platform for MENA, Almentor, closes $6.5M Series B led by Partech

TechCrunch / 12h
There are more than 400 million Arabic speakers globally and that number isn’t slowing down anytime soon . Arabic, to most people, is a tough language even to those who speak it. According to Duolingo , someone fluent in Egyptian Arabic mi


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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Technology News and More-Sunday Edition

Technology News and More...

Sleep Evolved Before Brains. Hydras Are Living Proof

9KWired / 5h
Some of nature’s simplest animals suggest that sleep evolved long before centralized nervous systems.

Nintendo Switch 'Spy Alarm' Turns Your Joy-Con Into a Laser Tripwire

99How-To Geek / 8h
Would you trust a Nintendo Switch to handle your home security? A new Spy Alarm app uses your Joy-Con’s IR sensor to create a laser tripwire, alerting you when an intruder crosses its invisible path. For $10, the Spy Alarm is … well, it’s for kids, and it’s cheaper than a real-world SpyX motion alarm toy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Recently acquired by Nacon, RIG is delivering a new generation of gaming accessories, including its first controller

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 19min
Nacon’s RIG brand is bringing its competition-grade design to several new products, including two gaming headsets and its first entry into the controller market.

How to turn off location history in Google Maps

Mashable / 27min
Sometimes it feels a little creepy to open Google Maps and see a detailed list of the last few places I've been. I really wouldn't want that information to fall into the wrong hands. Google gets it, which is why the company introduced a simplified way to turn off location history from within Google Maps Timeline. The feature is now live for Android users and Google says it plans to eventually bri

Delta’s new Cape Air partnership offers cheap mileage fares on expensive routes

The Points Guy / 27min
Last week, Delta announced a new partnership with Cape Air that gives Delta customers access to Cape Air’s 11 routes out of Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) . Not only do SkyMiles members get a bigger route network, but they are now also able to earn and redeem miles on Cape Air flights. As an added incentive, Delta is offering 500 bonus SkyMiles on all Cape Air flights flown by Aug. 31,

Bridgerton Actor Freddie Stroma Will Star in James Gunn's Peacemaker

Gizmodo / 44min
Freddie Stroma ( Bridgerton ) is cast in a recurring role as Adrian Chase , aka Vigilante, in James Gunn’s HBO Max series Peacemaker . Read more...

Cell Service in the Hamptons is...Not Good

NYT > Technology / 46min
An influx of residents during the pandemic has strained cellphone and internet signals, making a booster the new must-have accessory.

AirPods Max see lowest price ever in this weekend's Memorial Day sales

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 47min
The AirPods Max headphones have dropped to their lowest price ever in this weekend's Memorial Day sales, with plenty more AirPods deals available.

Ford F-150 Lightning may drive further per charge than expected

Ford Lightning F-150•
SlashGear / 1h
One of the most exciting vehicle announcements in recent months has been the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Ford promised the version of the truck with the larger battery pack would go about 300 miles per charge. There’s some evidence that suggests Ford might be sandbagging on the driving range, and the vehicle is good for significantly longer drive times … Continue reading

Booking your first river cruise? Here’s what you need to know.

The Points Guy / 1h
The pre-pandemic perks of a river cruise — passengers numbering in the few hundred rather than the few thousand, à la carte versus buffet dining, small-group excursions and personalized attention — are the same ones making it an attractive choice for many people’s first post-covid vacation. Travelers who find mega ocean ships daunting or just don’t like fighting their way through throngs of crowd

DFW Airport Now Has Same-Day PCR Testing And Rapid Tests In Multiple Locations

View from the Wing / 1h
The people who run Priority Pass and The Club lounges also now provide Covid-19 testing at Dallas Fort-Worth airport. Collinson offers rapid tests and PCR tests, and for a premium will even turn around PCR tests same day (though it takes longer than just a layover). They tell me they have "applied to be a Trusted Partner with Hawaii and anticipates approval in June." Continue reading ...

Tesla may have to ship Texas-made EVs out of state to sell them to Texans

Engadget / 1h
Tesla may have to ship EVs made in Texas out of the state to sell them to local customers due to pro-dealership laws that haven't been changed.

Roscosmos OneWeb Launch 7 mission goes off without a hitch

SlashGear / 2h
Roscosmos and Arianespace have announced they have successfully launched the OneWeb Launch 7 mission after a delay of one day. The delay in the launch was to replace the electrical part of the Soyuz rocket that was to push the satellites in orbit. The mission lifted off on May 28 at 1:38 PM EDT. The rocket launched from the Vostochny … Continue reading

How to Use Google Maps in Incognito Mode

How-To Geek / 2h
Private browsing—often called “Incognito Mode”—is a standard feature in web browsers, but it can be useful in other apps, too. Google Maps has an Incognito feature that’s surprisingly powerful. We’ll show you how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xiaomi Mi 12: what we want to see

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
While the Xiaomi Mi 12 launch will probably happen in the depths of December, we're already thinking about the phone.

Learn Winemaking While Living in Sonoma & Earning $10K per Month

Lifehacker / 2h
The events of the past year or so has made a lot of people rethink how they want to spend the rest of their lives. For a variety of reasons, not everyone has the option of starting over or training for a new career, but one vineyard in California is offering one person the chance to do just that. Here’s what to know… Read more...

This 4K drone for videographers is on sale for $99 right now

Engadget / 2h
The Global Drone 4K Platinum Version is a great mid-range quadcopter that offers total control using a remote controller or your own phone.

How to Pair the Xbox Wireless Controller with an iPhone or iPad

How-To Geek / 3h
If consoles aren’t your cup of tea and mobile gaming has caught your fancy, you could try gaming on your iPhone or iPad with an Xbox Wireless Controller. We’ll show you how to pair one up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Nespresso vs Keurig

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Two huge brands – but which one is better?

PS5 six months on: Sony’s console is off to a strong start, but concerns remain

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The PS5 is now six months old, but how have things progressed since launch? And do you really need to buy a PS5 right now?

Delta Claims To Be The Premium Airline But They’re Serving 7-11 Bubbly In Airport Lounges

View from the Wing / 3h
At the Wolfe Research conference yesterday Glen Hauenstein remarked that Delta had 53 Sky Clubs open pre-pandemic and will have 53 open in June. There’s an emphasis on premium product coming out of the recent challenging period. Delta believes that by offering customers more they can get customers to spend more on premium products which are "higher margin." But what if they're achieving that marg

Keep a Garden Journal for Reference Throughout the Current and Future Growing Seasons

Lifehacker / 3h
When you think of gardening tools, items like gloves, spades, and pruning sheers probably come to mind. But it turns out, there’s something else that can be extremely valuable for your garden: a journal. In an article for Food52 , Master Gardener Nadia Hassani explains why. Here’s what to know. Read more...

View of a swan in pond at Palmer Park. Two girls stand on...

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
View of a swan in pond at Palmer Park. Two girls stand on shore. Handwritten on sleeve: “One swan, Palmer Park. May 30, 1902.” Heath Collection . Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

iPhone 13 display production is rumored to be underway, with 120Hz support

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
LG and Samsung are said to be producing displays for Apple's next flagship, and a key upgrade could be incoming.

How to Force Your MacBook to Charge Fully

How-To Geek / 3h
Is your MacBook’s battery stuck at 80% even with the charger attached? Apple’s battery-saving “Optimized Battery Charging” feature is to blame. Here’s how to charge your MacBook fully. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Huge Memorial day sales on appliances from Best Buy, Lowe's, and Home Depot

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Memorial Day sales are in full swing and we're rounding up the best appliance deals from Best Buy, Lowe's and Home Depot.

The SolarWinds hackers aren’t back—they never went away

Microsoft SolarWinds•
Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / "And people reliably click on these emails? Really?" (credit: Kremlin official photo) The Russian hackers who breached SolarWinds IT management software to compromise a slew of United States government agencies and businesses are back in the limelight. Microsoft said on Thursday that the same “Nobelium” spy group has built out an aggressive phishing campaign since January of this year a

How Diablo Immortal is bringing MMO faction-vs-faction PvP to mobile

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Diablo Immortal brings the hack-and-slash RPG to mobile, but it also introduces a new complex PvP system pitting elite players against the masses trying to unseat them – here’s how it works.

Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly business from the U.S. to Australia with a stop in Fiji for 55k miles plus $95

The Points Guy / 4h
While Australia has been off-limits over the last year and a half, our readers are as excited as ever about a trip Down Under. What’s better than a trip to Australia? Visiting Australia and Fiji in one trip. Plus, stopping in Fiji when flying between the U.S. and Australia lets you break up your trans-pacific journey. So, in today’s sweet spot post, I’ll tell you how to book a one-way business cl

Apple's M1 Chip Has a Fascinating Flaw

Wired / 4h
The covert channel bug demonstrates a fundamental fact of CPUs: even new ones have vulnerabilities.

Chair Simulator Is a Game About ... Sitting

Wired / 4h
The free PC game is pointless. That's why it's so absurdly fun.

How to Watch the 2021 Indy 500 for Free Without Cable

Lifehacker / 4h
Attention race fans (and those who live with them): As you likely already know, today the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pre-race coverage begins on NBC at 11 a.m. EST, and the race itself starts at 12:45 p.m. EST. Here’s how to watch. Read more...

Why Cryptomining Is Bad for the Environment, And How It Could Get Better

How-To Geek / 4h
Recently, Tesla announced it would accept Bitcoin payments only to cancel that plan just over a month later. The company said, “Cryptocurrency is a good idea … but this cannot come at great cost to the environment.” Why is cryptocurrency bad for the environment? And can that change? Let’s dig in. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Add a VPN Shortcut to Your Desktop in Windows 10

How-To Geek / 4h
Need to quickly access your VPN in Windows 10? In just a few steps, it’s easy to create a shortcut to your VPN on your Windows desktop. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How whitewashed is TikTok? Let Kahlil Greene break it down for you.

Mashable / 4h
Kahlil Greene, the 21-year-old TikTok creator elected Yale's first Black student body president in 2019, is adept at those skills, which he uses regularly to educate his more than 400,000 TikTok followers and 30,000-plus Instagram followers . Greene's TikTok is full of content that spans decades — from the Hidden History series, highlighting forgotten or unknown moments of Black American history,

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions delayed with app enhancements inbound

SlashGear / 4h
In late April, Apple announced that it would launch a paid subscriptions feature for its Apple Podcasts platform. Called Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, this feature will give creators the ability to offer their listeners premium content through the platform. Apple originally planned to launch the subscriptions this month, but recently sent out an email revealing that the launch has been pushed … C

Deepfake maps could really mess with your sense of the world

Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge / A macro shot of the city of Seattle, Washington, on a map. (credit: Getty Images ) Satellite images showing the expansion of large detention camps in Xinjiang, China, between 2016 and 2018 provided some of the strongest evidence of a government crackdown on more than a million Muslims, triggering international condemnation and sanctions. Other aerial images—of nuclear installations in I

How to Set up and Use Photoshop’s Quick Export Feature

How-To Geek / 5h
Photoshop has a quick export feature that, by default, saves a PNG file. It’s pretty handy but, if you use Photoshop a lot, there are a couple of ways that you can make it better. Let’s dig in. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

6 helpful Google Calendar tips and tricks

Mashable / 5h
The problem with analog calendars, if you're old enough to even remember those, is that they required you to look at them to work. Digital calendars may be better at reminding you to do things, but they still can't read your mind. Google Calendar, for instance, can only do what you tell it to do. The Google system may be good at integrating dates and activities from your other Google applications

3 credit cards that will help you manage your finances better

The Points Guy / 5h
The pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on our finances, changing our everyday spending habits significantly. Here at The Points Guy, we believe that it’s crucial to regularly take stock of what’s in your wallet by evaluating what cards to add, keep, downgrade or cancel. Want more credit card news and advice from TPG? Sign up for our daily newsletter! According to a recent survey by the Amer

Simple Test For When Resort Fees Are Fraud, And New York Makes Good Hotel Toiletries Illegal

View from the Wing / 5h
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Memes

Wired / 5h
Your idea is destined to go viral. These sites and apps can help.

Heads up! The cardiovascular secrets of giraffes

Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Three-month baby giraffe of Niger ( Giraffa camelopardalis ) named "Kano" looks on at the zoological park Zoo de la Fleche in La Fleche, northwestern France, on May 4, 2021. (credit: Jean-Francois MONIER / AFP / Getty Images ) To most people, giraffes are merely adorable, long-necked animals that rank near the top of a zoo visit or a photo-safari bucket list. But to a cardiovascular phy

Give Your Computer Some Love With Our Memorial Day App Sale

Futurism / 5h
Your laptop, phone, or tablet are more than just work equipment or a device you watch Netflix on. With the right app, you can transform these pieces of tech into informational multitools, and we have several Memorial Day deals on apps that will expand what they’re capable of. These deals end June 2nd, so grab them while you can! SurfShark VPN: 2-Yr Subscription SurfShark is designed to do away wi

PC gaming on Linux: how hard can it be?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Opinion: Everyone knows about PC gaming using Windows 10, but what about if you fancy something different?

Venmo is finally adding a private friend list feature following Biden report

SlashGear / 6h
Venmo, the PayPal-owned financial app that makes it easy to send money to your friends, is rolling out an important update that adds a major new privacy option. Going forward, Venmo users will have the option to hide their friend lists, making it harder for other people to identify their social circle. The change follows the discovery of President Biden’s … Continue reading

An Online Pastry Course to Challenge Curious Home Chefs

Wired / 6h
Rouxbe's extensive web-based course takes a deep dive into French pastry knowledge.

I'm a Cicada. You're a Horny Human. We Are Not the Same

Wired / 6h
People preparing for a post-vax summer are likening themselves to the emerging insects. WIRED commissioned one cicada for its take.

What Does “IDC” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

How-To Geek / 6h
Has anyone ever sent you a short “IDC” in response to something you were really excited about? Here’s what it means and why you might find it a little rude. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

2021 Ford Bronco hardtop orders have been delayed again

SlashGear / 7h
In March, Ford announced that some buyers of the new Bronco wouldn’t get their vehicles until 2022. The issue preventing those Broncos from being delivered was with the painted modular hardtop. The pandemic and other supply chain issues combined to slow production of the hardtops along with significantly more demand than Ford expected, resulting in delays on vehicles ordered with … Continue readi

Should I buy a DSLR in 2021?

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Have we reached a tipping point where DSLRs are no longer the top choice for any photographers? Our guide has the answer.

Nintendo Switch Pro: Upcoming handheld gaming console explained

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The Nintendo Switch released in March 2017 and the follow-up Switch Lite came in September 2019 – both the handheld consoles brought a fair amount of success to the Nintendo camp. Now the next-gen video game console is agonizingly close to release. There is substantial evidence of the existence of the long rumored Switch Pro (or maybe it will be … Continue reading

Critérium du Dauphiné live stream 2021: how to watch every cycling stage free and from anywhere

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Catch every stage of the yellow jersey preparation race with a 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné live stream no matter where you are, and with free options explained.

The Samsung Tab S8 could come with a huge screen and a giant battery

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Some key specs around Samsung's next premium tablet have leaked out online, but we're not certain about them yet.

Here's why excess storage could be a blessing in disguise

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A Q&A with Jason M. Feist, VP Emerging Products & Solutions Engineering at Seagate.

Hidden hi-fi: why are wireless speakers being disguised as pieces of furniture?

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From loud lamps to bass-y bookends, wireless speakers are increasingly being hidden in plain sight.

MotoGP Italy live stream 2021: how to watch Italian Grand Prix online from anywhere

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It's tight at the top, with Yamaha's Quartararo facing a triple threat from Ducati. Here's how to get a MotoGP live stream of the Italian Grand Prix - no matter where you are.

Japanese Startup ispace Will Bring Canadian and UAE Technology to the Moon

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Japanese startup ispace announced that it will deliver lunar payloads from Canada and the United Arab Emirates to the Moon. The mission, set for 2022, relies on a Hakuto-R lander and SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. It will be the UAE’s first lunar mission and the first trip to the Moon by a private Japanese company. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A Lost Brontë Family Library is Up for Grabs in a Sotheby's Auction

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Sotheby’s will soon be auctioning off a private collection of approximately 500 literary pieces from famed British authors like the Brontë sisters—Emily, Anne, and Charlotte—and bard Robert Burns. The collection includes items like handwritten manuscripts, first edition books, and more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These Mix-and-Match Kellogg's Cereal Vending Machines Are Carb Heaven

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Odds are, you’ve seen those Coca-Cola Freestyle machines that let you create your own carbonated drink abominations. Now, Kellogg’s has followed suit and made the same thing but for its cereals, so you can get the perfect bowl of cereal. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Uber and Lyft Surges: What to Know

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The companies say they are charging extra because they don’t have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.

Snag a drone with a 4K camera for under $100

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TL;DR: Take epic photos and videos with the Global Drone 4K Platinum , which is on sale for only $98.97 as of May 30. Sometimes, in order to capture the best photos and videos, you have to take your camera to new heights and go where no photographer has gone before. Or, preferably, your drone could do that for you. With the Global Drone 4K Platinum , you can take great shots from up to 328 feet i

Summer is coming: Save 40% on a smart personal air conditioner

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TL;DR: The EvaSMART 2 personal air conditioner will help keep you cool this summer — and it's on sale for nearly 40% off. As of May 30, get one for only $161.97. If you're one of those people who runs hot, a personal air conditioner might be a good investment. The EvaSMART 2 personal air conditioner naturally lowers the temperature around you through evaporative cooling. And because it's small an

Learn to code for cheap with this 27-course bundle on sale

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TL;DR: Want to learn to code? As of May 30, get the 27-course Premium Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle for only $20. Coding can be overwhelming, but with the right instruction, you can develop knowledge you can use. The affordable Premium Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle is a solid place to start — and it's on sale this Memorial Day weekend. This course bundle offers over 270 hours

Save $80 on a high-performance massage gun this weekend

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TL;DR: Work out muscle tension with the Kitta Percussive Massage Gun , which is on sale as of May 30. Snag one for only $119.97 — a 40% savings. If you haven’t had the chance to feel your skin rippling and your muscles loosening beneath the head of a massage gun, you haven’t yet lived. But here's a great chance to get in on the action: The Kitta Percussive Massage Gun is on sale for $80 off this

Snag a whopping 15TB of cloud storage for just $130

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TL;DR: Need more cloud storage? Opt for a lifetime subscription to the Degoo Premium mega backup plan , which is on sale for $129.99 as of May 30. From work to taxes to streaming to writing personal emails, your computer goes through a lot — and sometimes things go wrong. But with the Degoo Premium mega backup plan , you'll have a backup of your most important files and videos. Degoo is an artifi

Google Nest Cam 2021 release date, price and everything you need to know

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The Google Nest 2021 home security cameras could prove a greater threat to the Ring and Arlo’s range of home security cameras. Here's what you can expect.

Google Pixel 6 may not match the Galaxy S21, but its true target is the iPhone 13

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Pixel-exclusive Android 12 features should attract diehard Android fans, but can the Pixel 6 steal customers from Apple?

Nvidia is making a 3D map of the universe with the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer

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Nvidia has switched on a new AI-focused supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Comp