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Netflix reveals first look at Imelda Staunton in 'The Crown'

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5KMashable / 7h
A third Queen Elizabeth II begins her reign soon on The Crown . Netflix revealed a first look at Imelda Staunton, who will take over the role of queen in The Crown 's upcoming fifth season. Tweet may have been deleted Claire Foy originated the role in 2016, followed by Olivia Colman with both actors staying on for two seasons. Staunton was cast when Season 5 was supposed to be the show's last — i

Broadway will require vaccination and masks to attend shows

8KThe Points Guy / 7h
Proof of vaccinations and masks will be required to attend all performances in New York City’s Broadway through October 2021, the Broadway League announced July 30. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Guests will need to be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days after a sing

Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With People

2KWired / 11h
Wolf puppies can’t understand human gestures as well as their dog cousins. The difference could help explain what makes dogs so special.

Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel now has opening timeline

The Points Guy / 8min
There’s good news today for those who want to experience a ‘galaxy far, far away.’ We’re now one big step closer to being able to experience the immersive world of Star Wars. One of the most-anticipated additions to its Disney World Resort — Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. just released a new teaser video loaded with details — including a spring 2022 opening timeframe. New Details Revealed: Disn

Will Everyone Be Exposed to Covid-19 Eventually? It's Complicated

Gizmodo / 17min
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta… Read more...

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

TechCrunch / 23min
Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Utilities Commission issued the so-called Drivered AV pilot permit earlier this month, according to the approved application. It was posted on its website Fr

Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon Film Might Be Live-Action Now

Gizmodo / 29min
Filmmaker Taika Waititi is involved with so many things it’s very easy to forget one or two. For example, you probably remember he’s making Thor: Love and Thunder , and he’s supposed to do a Star Wars movie . You may even know he’s a bad guy in the new Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy and produces What We Do in the Shadows ,… Read more...

Discord once again found to be hosting malware payloads

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 39min
A new HTML smuggling campaign delivers malware hosted on the popular Discord messaging platform.

Bezos' Company Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract

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33NYT > Technology / 41min
The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would stand.

The future of travel is vaccine certificates: These are the popular destinations and tourist attractions requiring proof of vaccination

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The Points Guy / 43min
This week alone has brought efforts by various cities, attractions and businesses requiring proof of vaccination for attendance. On Thursday, President Biden even suggested vaccination might be a prerequisite for international travel down the line. “You’re going to fly abroad … you’re going to have to have proof. You’re not just going to be able to say, ‘Yeah, I got tested,'” Biden told reporters

Windows 11 Beta released: How to download and update, and why to wait

SlashGear / 44min
Right up against the weekend here in late July, 2021, Microsoft released the first official Beta for Windows 11. This release is available to anyone who wishes to join the Windows Insiders program, and the software can be found in the Windows Beta Channel right this minute. As it is with any pre-release software, it’s important to run this update … Continue reading

Rare availability: Conrad Bora Bora Nui award space wide open through March 2022

The Points Guy / 50min
If you’ve been wanting to head to Bora Bora using your points, now might be the day to book. According to Loyalty Lobby , there is currently wide open award space at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui from just 89,000 Hilton Honors points per night. This is a notoriously difficult property to book with points, with availability at the lower point rates typically quite scarce. However, through May 2022, you

7 of the Best VR Games That Will Actually Give You a Great Workout

Lifehacker / 56min
When we last left the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, I was donning a VR headset and clearing out a space to play . I’ve now tried a bunch of different fitness apps and I have opinions. Here are my picks for some of the best ways to get your sweat on in virtual reality. Read more...

Jeff Bezos loses attempt to block the Moon-landing contract NASA gave to SpaceX

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Ars Technica / 56min
Enlarge / Jeff Bezos holds aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart at a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard on July 20, 2021, in Van Horn, Texas. (credit: Getty Images | Joe Raedle) The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) today rejected Blue Origin's attempt to block the lunar-landing contract that NASA awarded to SpaceX. The GAO also rejected a similar p

Blue Origin protested NASA’s SpaceX contract and the GAO finally has a response

SlashGear / 58min
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its response to Blue Origin’s and Dynetics’ protests over the lunar lander contract granted by NASA to competitor SpaceX. The protests were filed in late April, resulting in NASA temporarily pausing the lunar lander contract given to SpaceX while the GAO resolved the two formal protests. READ: NASA pauses SpaceX lunar lander contract … Cont

A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

28Gizmodo / 59min
It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as… Read more...

Disney unveils new features for adults-only aboard Wish: Here’s everything you need to know about Disney’s newest ship

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The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. You may think that Disney Cruise Line caters solely to families but the more we learn about the line’s forthcoming ship, Disney Wish, the more it’s clear that anyone — even those 18+ — can enjoy a fantastic cruise aboard the first of a trio of Triton-class vessels. This week, Disney announced more information about the elements of Di

Google's plan to make advertising less invasive hits another roadblock

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A recently discovered one-bit leak issue in Google's FLEDGE could be exploited to track users across different websites.

'Horizon Forbidden West' is reportedly delayed to 2022

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Engadget / 1h
PlayStation fans will have to wait until 2022 to play Horizon Forbidden West , according to Bloomberg . The outlet reports the company has delayed its next big PS5 and PS4 exclusive to next year, pushing it back from its current 2021 holiday season release timeframe. Ahead of today's news, Sony hinted at a potential delay last month when the company published an interview with PlayStation Studios

10 best fantasy movies on Netflix

Mashable / 1h
Seeking some sensational escapism? What could possibly satisfy more than fabulous fantasy films? This wonderous genre leads viewers down a path into magical realms, where myths and monsters roam, surprises lie around every corner, and heroes set forth on adventures epic, outrageous, and exciting. Whether you’re searching for something silly, scary, or surreal, pulse-pounding, heart-warming or hea

This Passenger Decided To Dance Like Nobody’s Watching, Love Like He’s Never Been Hurt

View from the Wing / 1h
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 ...

I Accidentally Recorded At Least 682 Gigabytes of Video of Myself Without My Knowledge

Gizmodo / 1h
It’s happened to all of us: You’ve been browsing your hard drive and found hundreds of gigabytes of lengthy video files of the inside of your office, apparently filmed without your awareness. Dozens or possibly hundreds of hours of footage of whatever you’re up to when you don’t think you’re being observed, and you… Read more...

Deliveroo could leave Spanish market ahead of on-demand labor reclassification

21TechCrunch / 1h
Deliveroo announced today that it is considering leaving the Spanish market, citing limited market share and a long road of investment with “highly uncertain long-term potential returns” on the horizon. The company, an on-demand outfit based in the U.K., went public earlier in 2021 . Its shares initially sagged , drawing concern about both the value of on-demand companies and tech concerns listin

For tech firms, the risk of not preparing for leadership changes is huge

29TechCrunch / 1h
Jason Dressel Contributor Jason Dressel is president of History Factory , which helps companies use their history and heritage to enhance and transform strategy, positioning, marketing and communication. Every week over the past three and a half years, an average of three CEOs have exited tech companies in the U.S. That tally is higher — in good times and bad — than in any of the other 26 for-pro

How to Aerate Your Lawn (and Why You Should)

Lifehacker / 1h
Depending on where you live—and your mentality about yard appearance—lawns can be hard work. If you don’t want to go the artificial route (which has its own environmental and physical challenges), there are other ways to make lighter work of lawn care. There are lots of little steps you can take to keep your lawn lush… Read more...

Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day

29TechCrunch / 1h
This year, livestream viewers in China are projected to spend more than $60 billion on digital shopping experiences that let them interact with influencers in real time. Promoting everything from cosmetics to food, social media stars use Taobao, TikTok and other platforms to livestream products and take questions from the audience. On Taobao’s Singles Day in 2020, livestreams racked up $6 billion

How to Finally Block Someone in Google Drive

Lifehacker / 1h
Google Drive is finally rolling out its long-awaited “block user” option. While it was previously possible to remove users from a shared document or prevent them from downloading and sharing files they collaborate on, you can now block all interactions directly in Drive . Read more...

Research says some dogs may know you are lying

SlashGear / 1h
According to newly published research, dogs are sensitive to lies. More specifically, evidence was found that pet dogs have mechanisms underlying sensitivity to others’ beliefs. It seems likely that dogs have what it takes to sense whether a person speaking with them is being deceptive, whether they believe what they are saying is true. Tests were run on a group … Continue reading

It turns out caffeine helps bees get work done, too

SlashGear / 1h
Many people around the world turn to caffeinated beverages to get a boost of energy in the morning or to help them focus on a difficult task. According to a new study from the University of Greenwich, caffeine offers similar benefits for bees, at least when it comes to getting their work done. Such caffeine solutions may help bees better … Continue reading

Great Deal: Award Nights At Conrad Bora Bora

One Mile at a Time / 1h
The Conrad Bora Bora is one of my favorite Hilton properties in the world ( read my review of the Conrad Bora Bora ). The catch is that for the past couple of years, saver level free night availability at this hotel has been very hard to come by. When there has been availability, it has often only been for a week or so over the course of the entire year. The beautiful Conrad Bora Bora There’s som

81 Million Americans Are Suffering Under Heat Watches and Warnings

Gizmodo / 1h
Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service. Read more...

Our favorite Chromebooks on the market right now

Mashable / 1h
As the laptop market has grown over the last few years, Chromebooks have too often been shoved into a niche as a cheaper device that isn’t quite a full featured laptop but gives you a little more juice than a tablet. Well, guess what? Chromebooks have outgrown that label and it’s time to give them some real consideration as a primary laptop. Here’s what is still true about Chromebooks. In general

Deal alert: Here are some of the best fall travel prices we’ve found

The Points Guy / 1h
Want to travel this fall but are on a budget? Check out this compilation of some of the best travel deals TPG has found for the fall. These deals allow you to travel across the country — or even the world — without breaking the bank. And now that more countries are reopening to Americans , the travel possibilities are wide open. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for

PS5 restock date: Best Buy PS5 stock remains elusive after big Target drop

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Best Buy PS5 restock could happen next, as its the top retailer in the US that hasn't done a restock this week.

A Séance Goes Alarmingly Awry in This Spooky Excerpt From A Lesson in Vengeance

Gizmodo / 2h
It’s a known fact that we here at io9 are quite fond of stories set at spooky boarding schools , so we’re very excited to be sharing an exclusive excerpt from Victoria Lee’s witchy new boarding school-set novel A Lesson in Vengeance , which blends queer themes with Gothic chills. Read more...

Kodiak Robotics’ founder says tight focus on autonomous trucks is working

TechCrunch / 2h
Kodiak Robotics is one of the last private autonomous vehicles companies focused on trucking that is still standing. Nearly all the rest have been wooed by the public marketplace and the capital it can provide. But co-founder and CEO Don Burnette says the three-year-old company’s strategy of staying focused and small(er) is paying off. It will be able to deploy a commercial-scale operation for ab

Growth roundup: Investing in community, targeting developers, new marketer recs

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TechCrunch / 2h
“The best thing a startup can do, and I’m seeing it happen more and more, is investing in community early on,” growth marketing expert Max van den Ingh of Unmuted tells us. “When I was leading growth at MisterGreen, we created a community for the first thousand Tesla Model 3 owners in the Netherlands. Everyone wanted to be a part of this founding tribe, learn from each other, get insights and so

How to Fake Like You Know What's Going on In the Olympics

Lifehacker / 2h
Did you know the summer Olympics include competitions in canoeing, BMX racing, handball, trampoline, and judo? Maybe you didn’t, but fans of those sports definitely do , and you might encounter those big brains and need to play along. Read more...

So, This Is What It Takes to Get Tim Cook to Say ‘F*ck’

Gizmodo / 2h
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not known for losing his cool. He’s had stern words for Facebook , and people trying to make a TV show based on Gawker for Apple TV+ , but generally speaking? Cook comes off as a genial, if surprisingly swole , gent—your wholesome tech grandpa. At least, until you put him on the phone with Tesla CEO… Read more...

Yat thinks emoji ‘identities’ can be a thing, and it has $20M in sales to back it up

32TechCrunch / 2h
I learned about Yat in April, when a friend sent our group chat a link to a story about how the key emoji sold as an “internet identity” for $425,000 . “I hate the universe,” she texted. Sure, the universe would be better if people with a spare $425,000 spent it on mutual aid or something, but minutes later, we were trying to figure out what this whole Yat thing was all about. And few more minute

Chipotle email marketing hacked to send phishing emails

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Cybercriminals recently sent at least 120 malicious emails after gaining access to an email marketing account used by Chipotle.

Astronomers Spot Two Unusually Red Objects in the Asteroid Belt

Gizmodo / 2h
They’re red, they’re reasonably big, and they have no business being in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming. Read more...

The Latest Android Bank-Fraud Malware Uses a Clever Tactic to Steal Credentials

How-To Geek / 2h
Hackers, unfortunately, are always coming up with clever new ways to steal or access secure information. Some recently detected Android malware, dubbed Vultur, is using a brazen new method for harvesting login credentials for over 100 banking and crypto apps. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Top 5 Places to Try to Escape Societal Collapse

Gizmodo / 2h
Everybody needs a plan to survive the zombie apocalypse, climate apocalypse, financial apocalypse, or all of the above. You need your shotgun, your go-bags, and your pickup truck but mostly you just need a good place to hide out while all the shit goes down—a refuge from the madness of systemic, global collapse. Read more...

Make This Cocktail in Memoriam of the Perfect Peach

Lifehacker / 2h
Peaches are a great source of consternation for me. I am convinced that the last good peach I ate was consumed during my childhood, in 2001 or 2002, somewhere in the neighborhood of Kisela Voda in Skopje, Macedonia. Most likely, it was one I had picked from a neighbor’s tree on my way from one grandmother’s house to… Read more...

Want to learn and share more about local Black history? Start with Google Maps.

Mashable / 2h
April Hamm knows Google Maps is more than just a tool to navigate from point A to B. She's harnessed the power of the app to teach people about Black history in her current city of New Orleans. Though she grew up in a small town in Georgia, Hamm spent a lot of time visiting New Orleans as a kid. Since 2017, Hamm's been a Google Maps Local Guide for her adopted city. Guides are contributors who vo

New book about Tesla already causing drama between Elon Musk and Apple's Tim Cook

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22Mashable / 2h
Ah, who doesn't love some drama between two rich adult men. On Friday, the Los Angeles Times published a review of Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins' new book about Tesla, Power Play . The review stresses that the book is about "the many employees not named Elon Musk who made essential contributions to whatever success the carmaker enjoys today," with Musk serving "not as main character bu

Disney reinstates its face mask rule only weeks after getting rid of it

SlashGear / 2h
On June 15, Disney World dropped its face mask required for guests who had been fully vaccinated. Fast-forward a little over a month and the same face mask requirements have been reinstated, meaning every visitors must wear a mask even if they’ve received both shots of the vaccine. Disney maintains a website that contains information about its reopening details, including … Continue reading

What is PCI compliance? A Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) guide

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
PCI compliance is a global standard of payment security which protects stored, processed and transmitted payment data.

Horizon Forbidden West reportedly delayed until early 2022

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Horizon Forbidden West has reportedly been delayed until early 2022, pushing it back from a late 2021 release window.

Why Back-to-School Shopping Is More Expensive This Year (and How to Spend Less)

Lifehacker / 3h
Welp, parents, it looks like you’ll need to leave even more room in your budget for school supplies this year: According to the National Retail Federation , families will spend an average of $849 on supplies in 2021, $59 more than last year, due to pandemic-related supply chain issues. Here’s a look at what you can… Read more...

Twitter launches bug bounty contest to detect algorithmic bias

Engadget / 3h
Twitter has laid out plans for a bug bounty competition with a difference. This time around, instead of paying researchers who uncover security issues , Twitter will reward those who find as-yet undiscovered examples of bias in its image-cropping algorithm. Back in April, Twitter said it would study potential “unintentional harms” created by its algorithms, beginning with its image-cropping one.

How to Make Your Amazon Echo Listen for Specific Sounds

How-To Geek / 3h
Among its 100,000+ skills, Alexa includes a Sound Detection feature, which allows it to listen for specific sounds and respond with a routine or command. Today, we’ll show you how to set this feature up and put it to work. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The ISS is Now Stable After Docked Russian Module Unexpectedly Fired Thrusters

How-To Geek / 3h
Russia’s “Nauka” Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) successfully connected with the International Space Station on Thursday, July 29. Not long after, however, the flight control team noticed the module’s thrusters were unexpectedly firing, temporarily pushing the station out of orientation. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021

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It all seems so simple. Instead of the dreaded back-and-forth on email, what if there was a solution that helped two parties (or multiple parties) schedule a call or a hangout? Calendly was born out of that question. Today, the company is worth more than $3 billion, according to reports, and has more than 10 million users. The growth of the product is insane, with more than 1,000% growth from las

The best way to grow your tech career? Treat it like an app

40TechCrunch / 3h
Raj Yavatkar Contributor As CTO, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper Networks ' technology strategy through the execution of the company’s innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, mobile edge cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration and hybrid cloud. Software developers and engineers have rarely been in higher demand. Organizations’ n

Evolutionary chaos as butterflies, wasps, and viruses have a three-way war

Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge (credit: iStock / Getty Images ) We're currently watching—often in horror—what happens as a virus and its hosts engage in an evolutionary arms race. Measures to limit infectivity and enhance immunity are selecting for viral strains that spread more readily and avoid at least some of the immune response. All of that is easily explained through evolutionary theory and has been modeled mathe

Black Widow Lawsuit Escalates as Scarlett Johansson's Team Fires Back at Disney

200+Gizmodo / 3h
Like a battle in a Marvel movie, Disney and Scarlett Johansson continue to exchange punches. Read more...

One Day of Greenland’s Ice Melt Could Submerge Florida

100+Futurism / 3h
It shouldn’t be surprising by now to learn that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate thanks to worsening climate change — and spelling bad news for the rest of the planet. But sometimes it can be hard to conceptualize the vast scale of the problem , or how big of an impact it’ll have on the rest of us, thousands of miles away. Well, new World Meteorological Organization data may help paint a

Scandal-Plagued Robinhood Suffers Worst IPO in History

400+Futurism / 3h
New Record! The scandal-ridden stock trading app Robinhood went public on Thursday with a record-shattering IPO. The only problem? It broke the record in the wrong direction. Robinhood’s IPO is officially the worst-performing out of all 51 American companies that raised at least the same amount of money, according to analysis from Bloomberg . Trading began at $38 per share in the company, which w

Ashton Kutcher explains how 'Punk'd' would've been better with 5G

Mashable / 3h
We talked to legendary Punk'd creator Ashton Kutcher about how the latest technology would've changed the beloved show.

MIT researchers created a fiber that determines what physical activity you're doing — Future Blink

Mashable / 3h
Researchers from MIT developed a digital fiber that collected 270 minutes of surface body temperature data to decide with 96% accuracy what activity that person was doing.

Optimising homes could almost halve energy bills

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A recent trial has shown the ‘immense potential’ of smart meters

Study: These Countries Are Most Likely to Survive Collapse of Civilization

400+Futurism / 3h
Civilization Collapse While Australians are fighting over rat carcasses in a “Mad Max” scenario, it might be pretty much business as usual in New Zealand. At least, that’s the conclusion of a new study by researchers at the UK’s Anglia Ruskin University, who examined which places on Earth would be best prepared to deal with breakdowns in global supply chains, financial structures, and other compl

Under new CDC guidance face masks return to Disney today, remain optional at Universal Orlando

100+The Points Guy / 3h
Throughout the pandemic, what one major Florida theme park did with introducing or lifting pandemic precautions, the others quickly followed. But that may have just changed in a major way. Walt Disney World recently adjusted its face mask policies one day after new Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidance came out recommending the use of indoor face masks by both vaccinated and unvaccinated indi

Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 is fixing one of the most annoying issues for developers

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Microsoft has added several new features to Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 including a brand-new Hot Reload experience.

Kudos: Alaska Airlines Leads The Way With Restoring Inflight Service

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300+One Mile at a Time / 3h
During the pandemic we saw most airlines cut inflight service to minimize contact between passengers and crew (for example, here’s my review of an April 2021 Alaska Airlines first class flight ). In mid-May, Alaska Airlines began to restore service in both first class and economy class, and now the airline will be taking it a step further , and is immediately restoring more service. Stuff will st

Alaska Airlines Brings Back Real Food – To Flights As Short As 670 Miles

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View from the Wing / 3h
Meal service on flights over 670 miles in domestic first class, and hot food at meal times on 1100+ mile flights, alcohol in all cabins, and food for sale in coach. Continue reading ...

6 of the Weirdest Dog Behaviors (and Why They Do It)

Lifehacker / 3h
To observe a dog is to bear witness to a great many animal mysteries, such as why do dogs sniff other dogs’ butts, and why does my dog pee multiple times during the same walk? Read more...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract

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Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / A billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios' Black Widow on June 22, 2021, in Hollywood, California. (credit: Getty Images | AaronP/Bauer-Griffin) Scarlett Johansson sued the Walt Disney Company yesterday, alleging that it breached her contract by releasing Black Widow on Disney+ the same day it was released in theaters. The simultaneous release allowe

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

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Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Facebook’s next product will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban smart glasses A magnetic helmet shrunk a deadly tumor in its first test A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at between 10 and 10.

Two Point Hospital gets Sonic the Hedgehog items alongside free-to-play weekend

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SlashGear / 3h
Sega has revealed that two big promos are launching in Two Point Hospital today. With the first one, we’ll see a variety of Sonic the Hedgehog items go live in the game in celebration of Sonic‘s 30th anniversary. The second is a free-to-play promo that will allow newcomers to the game to check it out without paying for the privilege … Continue reading

US watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest of NASA lunar lander contract

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Engadget / 4h
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has dismissed protests from Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics over NASA’s decision to hand out a single $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX as part of its Human Landing System program . On Friday, the watchdog said NASA’s “evaluation of all three proposals was reasonable and consistent with applicable procurement law, regulation, and the announc

The first public human-operated eVTOL has officially taken off — Future Blink

Mashable / 4h
The electric aerial vehicle company OPENER just made history with its vehicle, BlackFly.

The quick and easy guide to spotting a dodgy app

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Need a system-critical app, like an antivirus or a VPN? Don't install anything until you've checked it looks trustworthy.

Why Tresorit's end-to-end encryption is crucial for your business

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
A perimeter-based approach to cybersecurity is no longer enough. In an era defined by distributed work, you need to protect your data where it resides — usually outside the walls of your organization. That's where Tresorit comes in.

Buy Southwest Rapid Rewards Points With 65% Bonus

200+One Mile at a Time / 4h
Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let’s take a look at the details (but I’ll say up front that this is an offer you probably shouldn’t take advantage of). Southwest Rapid Rewards selling points with 65% bonus Through Thursday, August 2

Have a criminal record? This year could be your chance to cruise to Alaska

The Points Guy / 4h
Following a bit of quick action by the U.S. government , big-ship Alaska cruises have finally restarted after a nearly two-year-long hiatus, and Americans with criminal records can now cruise there with less hassle in 2021. Historically, Alaska cruises can be cumbersome for travelers who have criminal records because Canadian law won’t allow them to disembark at Canadian ports. Because Alaska cru

Can’t Last: Chase Introduces Brand New United Card With 100,000 Mile Bonus Offer

View from the Wing / 4h
The new United Quest SM Card has launched with a temporary offer of up to 100,000 bonus miles. And it's intriguing for its annual United Airlines statement credit and award redemption rebates. Continue reading ...

How to Add Movies & TV Shows to Your Android TV Watchlist

How-To Geek / 4h
Android TV and Google TV are different, but they do share some features. One such feature is the “Watchlist.” This is your personal list of content that you want to watch. Here’s how it works on Android TV. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Govee Lyra Lamp Review: Great for Enthusiasts, Gamers, or Party Animals

How-To Geek / 4h
Smart lighting products shouldn’t just hang from your ceiling or stick to your wall. At least, that’s the idea behind Govee’s Lyra floor lamp, an impressive lighting product that can paint a wall with swirling colors or flash to the beat of music for a quick party. While I don’t think that the Lyra is for everyone, it’s an interesting device for smart home enthusiasts, gamers, and party animals.

Bentley's New Plug-In Hybrid Is a Fancy Sustainable Beast

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How-To Geek / 4h
Bentley is now launching its Flying Spur Plug-In Hybrid lineup, starting with a limited-edition model called the Odyssean Edition. It takes a few cues from Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept car, namely an interior design that emphasizes high-end, sustainable materials. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

12 Picturesque Waterfalls You Can Visit Without a Passport

Lifehacker / 4h
Earlier this summer, we wrote about the 15 U.S. islands you should visit . Now, we’re turning our attention to the magnificent waterfalls our country has to offer—and that you should experience at least once in your life. There are actually tens of thousands of waterfalls across the United States—some are large wonders… Read more...

Huawei’s latest flagship phone has HarmonyOS, a Qualcomm SoC, and no 5G

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Ars Technica / 4h
The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. Despite facing down a global chip shortage, a US export ban, and plummeting market share , Huawei is still plowing ahead and announcing its next flagship smartphone, the Huawei P50 Pro. The phone, which was teased back in June , is the company's first smartphone launching with HarmonyOS, Huawei's in-house operating system (though it's just a fork of Android)

Speedo's Ridiculously Expensive Swimsuit for Olympians Actually Made Me Swim Faster

Gizmodo / 4h
The sporting goods world is rife with hype. Can these basketball shoes make you jump higher? Can this jersey cut through the air and make you run faster? Usually, the answer is no. So when Speedo pitched me on its current high-end racing swimsuit, which some prominent Olympians are currently wearing, I didn’t think… Read more...

Australian Court Rules That Yes, AI Can Be an Inventor

52Gizmodo / 4h
In what can only be considered a triumph for all robot-kind, this week, a federal court has ruled that an artificially intelligent machine can, in fact, be an inventor—a decision that came after a year’s worth of legal battles across the globe. Read more...

Batman: The Movie Remains as Goofy and Entertaining as Ever

200+Gizmodo / 4h
Even if you know what to expect, watching 1966's Batman: The Movie today is shocking. After years of being pummeled with serious, gritty, big-budget superhero spectacles , it’s hard to fathom a film as innocent and self-aware as the one based on the popular TV show . Everyone involved is so game for silliness, so… Read more...

Elon Musk Reportedly Demanded to Be Made CEO of Apple

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2KFuturism / 4h
Power Play According to explosive allegations in a new book, Elon Musk once demanded to be made CEO of software megacorporation Apple — prompting Tim Cook, the actual CEO, to hang up the phone in disgust. Here’s how things went down during a 2016 call, according to the Los Angeles Times ‘ synopsis of “ Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century ,” by Wall Street Journal reporter Tim

Some people are delaying travel plans over delta variant fears, according to study

400+The Points Guy / 4h
The highly transmissible delta variant , first discovered in India, is the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. and has been detected in dozens of countries. It’s been observed as 50% to 60% more contagious than the alpha variant that drove the pandemic this winter. Even with concerns about the delta variant, domestic air travel doesn’t appear to be significantly affected, at least not yet.

How Contagious Is Delta, Really?

27Lifehacker / 4h
Delta is more contagious than the original COVID-19 virus, and it’s even more contagious than the other variants of concern. That’s why the CDC has recently recommended masking up in some situations even if you’re vaccinated—as many public health experts have been urging ever since Delta started spreading. Read more...

Google’s quantum computer supposedly just made a time crystal

SlashGear / 4h
Google’s quantum computer has been used to build a “time crystal” according to freshly-published research, a new phase of matter that upends the traditional laws of thermodynamics. Despite what the name might suggest, however, the new breakthrough won’t let Google build a time machine. Time crystals were first proposed in 2012, as systems that continuously operate out of equilibrium. Unlike … Con

Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees ‘a de facto global tax on the Internet’

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200+TechCrunch / 4h
Elon Musk is siding with Epic Games in the App Store monopoly case, with the Tesla CEO firing off a tweet Friday morning that called Apple’s Store fees “a de facto global tax on the Internet,” also adding that “Epic is right.” Epic Games legal battle with Apple is sure to last years and the Fortnite maker has hardly been secretive about its aims to win the battle for popular opinion as well. Musk

Make the most out of college life with essential tech

28Mashable / 4h
You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you’re living on or off-campus, starting your first semester, or heading into your final year, it’s important to set yourself up for maximum success as a college student. That means coming prepared for whatever campus life m

Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Real, sort of]

SlashGear / 5h
This week an apparent McDonald’s Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn’t that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald’s Australia, Sony Australia, or any of

US government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

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29TechCrunch / 5h
Blue Origin’s protest to a U.S. governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a multi-billion dollar contract to develop a lunar lander was rejected. The Government Accountability Office said Friday that it was denying both Blue Origin’s protest and a separate challenge filed by Dynetics, a defense contractor that also submitted a proposal for the contract. GAO concluded that NASA di

11 Tasty Things You Should Be Doing With Corn

Lifehacker / 5h
To say I enjoy eating corn would be to grossly downplay the truth. I love corn, and I eat a lot of it during the summer. I will eat it raw. I will eat it pickled. I will eat it steamed, and grilled, and sautéed. Read more...

An endlessly changing playground teaches AIs how to multitask

53MIT Technology Review / 5h
DeepMind has developed a vast candy-colored virtual playground that teaches AIs general skills by endlessly changing the tasks it sets them. Instead of developing just the skills needed to solve a particular task, the AIs learn to experiment and explore, picking up skills they then use to succeed in tasks they’ve never seen before. It is a small step toward general intelligence. What is it? XLand

This toe tickling navigation system will help the visually impaired walk tall

Engadget / 5h
Following the death of a sight-impaired relative, Wataru Chino had no choice but to take action. In response to the tragedy, the Honda EV engineer developed an in-shoe navigation system, dubbed Ashirase (both the name of the product and the name of the company) that allows low-sighted people to use their feet to navigate, rather than cell phones or other visual aids. The tactile navigation system

Your guide to paying college tuition with a credit card

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest information. Higher education costs have been steadily increasing over the last two decades, making tuition a sizable expense for many families. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide. While many colleges and universities accept credit cards for these payments, it isn’t always free to do

League of Legends publisher Riot Games responds to sexual harassment lawsuit

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The suit alleges sexual harassment, pay discrimnation and retaliation by Riot.

How to Update Arch Linux

How-To Geek / 5h
Has the time come to update your Arch Linux system? Whether you’re on pure Arch or an Arch-based distro like Manjaro and Garuda Linux, we’ll show you how to safely update your system with one or two simple commands. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Upgrading a PS5's SSD Is More Complicated Than You'd Expect

100+How-To Geek / 5h
Several months after its release, the PS5 finally supports SSD storage upgrades. But you need to be a registered Beta user to perform the upgrade. And you need to find an M.2 SSD with read speeds over 5,500MB/s or higher. Oh, and the SSD needs a heatsink, which you might need to add yourself, and Sony suggests having a small flashlight on hand—wait, isn’t this a bit complicated? Read This Article

Airbnb's New Speed Test Helps You Choose Places With Better Internet

How-To Geek / 5h
Over the past year, the pandemic made working remotely commonplace and now, people are realizing they can do that from a more scenic place. That’s exactly why Airbnb just released a Wi-Fi speed test tool that allows hosts to verify and list their Wi-Fi speeds so guests can see before booking. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Design expert Scott Tong outlines 4 concepts founders should consider when designing products

32TechCrunch / 5h
In the last decade, high-quality design has become a necessity in the software space. Great design is a commodity, not a luxury, and yet, designing beautiful products and finding great designers continues to be a struggle for many entrepreneurs. At Early Stage 2021, design expert Scott Tong walked us through some of the ways founders should think about design. Tong was involved in product and bra

Here's how to reserve the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 early and all the incentives you'll get

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
You can now reserve the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and anyone in the US will get a host of incentives for doing so.

TSMC gas contamination incident sparks fears of delays for MacBook Pro 2021 and iPhone 13

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The chipmaking facility affected is where Apple’s SoCs for upcoming Macs and iPhones are made.

Calyx: is this free and unlimited VPN worth downloading?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
If you've been burned by no-fee VPNs, it's easy to assume they're all scam artists, out to rip you off. But Calyx VPN shows us it doesn't have to be that way.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Finally Reaches the Conflict It's Been Waiting For

100+Gizmodo / 5h
After many episodes of bounty hunting chases , Rylothi insurrection, and the briefest snifter of mounting resistance , Star Wars: The Bad Batch returned this week to a concept it fascinatingly pondered early on in its debut season. We know, as the audience, that the Clone army is destined to be replaced by the human… Read more...

Nikola’s Fake Hydrogen Truck Was Actually Plugged In During Demo, According to Lawsuit

200+Futurism / 5h
One-Way Trip Nikola became the laughingstock of the automotive world last year when it emerged that it had rolled its (purportedly) hydrogen-electric semi truck down a hill in a high-profile demo because it couldn’t actually drive yet. Now, though, it turns out the ruse may have been even more pathetic — federal prosecutors in the new fraud charges levied against Nikola founder Trevor Milton now

How to Use the Hidden Search Tabs Feature in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

Lifehacker / 5h
It’s easy to get lost in a sea of open tabs between multiple browser windows—sometimes even with the same website in multiple tabs. Instead, use the built-in search tabs feature in your browser to keep things organized . You’ll find this feature in all major browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. And while the new… Read more...

6 Surreal Images Showing Rare Snowfall in Tropical Brazil

100+Gizmodo / 5h
Snow has fallen in Brazil, an extremely rare event for the tropical country. Thanks to an intense cold snap, snow or freezing rain fell in at least 43 Brazilian cities on Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather service Climatempo . Read more...

Don’t rush to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5

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SlashGear / 5h
Yesterday, Sony launched its very first PS5 system software beta. It’s a big one, too, as it enables the PS5’s M.2 expansion slot that has sat dormant since the console released late last year. For now, M.2 support for the PlayStation 5 is only in beta, and while anyone with a PS5 can register to receive beta software, it’s probably … Continue reading

Save $200 on an Alienware gaming laptop, plus more cheap laptop deals

Mashable / 5h
OUR TOP PICK: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — save $1,025.55 BEST APPLE DEAL: 2020 Apple MacBook Air — save $149.01 BEST MICROSOFT DEAL: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 — save $179.01 BEST GAMING DEAL: Alienware m15 R4 — save $200 BEST 2-IN-1 DEAL: Asus Chromebook Flip C434 — save $140.99 What's better than a great laptop? A great laptop that's cheap. Nowadays, even budget machines can pack the punc

New health warnings for travel to Greece following the lifting of most lockdown measures

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28The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. Too much, too soon? The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has issued warnings against non-essential travel to Greece’s 13 south Aegean islands including popular Mykonos and Santorini just a month after Greece officially launched its tourist season and ended most restrictions related to the lockdown. Locally, Greek D

Totally Rated: did you catch the Halo Infinite flight?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Totally Rated Season 2 continues with Halo Infinite tech previews, the OnePlus Nord 2 launch and a sneak peek at Unreal Engine 5.

Alexa can now provide detailed updates on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Amazon’s Alexa assistant has been updated with detailed knowledge of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership

21NYT > Technology / 5h
America’s tech companies have been leading the way for how large employers should aid in the country’s pandemic response.

Valve issues scathing reply over the facts behind a Steam antitrust case

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Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Valve has issued a scathing response to Wolfire's April lawsuit alleging anticompetitive monopoly practices on the Steam storefront . In that response, Valve argues that the suit should be dismissed because it "fails to allege the most basic elements of an antitrust case." There’s no right to free Steam keys Wolfire's case centers in part on the fact that V

Spotify's Noteable Releases playlist showcases the songwriters behind popular music

Engadget / 5h
For the better part of its recent history, Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists have been the company’s go-to way to help people discover new music. In the span of a week, it has added two additional discovery tools. The first, What’s New , is a panel that highlights new releases from your favorite artists and podcasts. The second, which the company detailed today , is a curated

Chipmaker for iPhone 13 and MacBook Pros Hit by Gas Contamination

Gizmodo / 5h
You might not know Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. off the top of your head, but you definitely use gadgets featuring their chips. In fact, it’s the sole semiconductor supplier for Apple’s various devices. Now, Nikkei Asia is reporting TSMC’s most advanced factory for Apple processors has been hit by gas… Read more...

Underground 'Lakes' on Mars May Just Be Big Globs of Clay

Gizmodo / 5h
Recent hubbub about subsurface lakes detected on Mars has a new twist, as new research argues that the underground structures aren’t lakes at all. The researchers behind the study say that, rather than liquid water, the Martian south pole contains smectites , a class of clays that have been misinterpreted in the data. Read more...

Marriott Bonvoy Refer-A-Friend New Member Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 6h
Once in a while we see hotel loyalty programs offer bonuses to new members. At the moment Marriott Bonvoy, which is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, has such an offer. Marriott Bonvoy’s refer-a-friend promotion At the moment Marriott Bonvoy has a promotion for new members , but only if they’re referred by existing members: If you’re referred to Marriott Bonvoy by an existing member, you

This smart robot vacuum (which also mops) is 42% off with some secret Amazon coupons

Mashable / 6h
SAVE $272: As of July 30, you can get the Roborock S6 robot vacuum cleaner and mop on sale on Amazon for just $377.99 (normally $649.99) when you apply the site's extra savings coupon and enter the code ROBOROCKS6 at checkout. Searching for the ultimate deal on a new robot vacuum? Amazon is going to make you work for this one, but it's worth it. Here's the sitch: The excellent Roborock S6 , a sma

Neuromancer Is Still Mind-Blowing

26Wired / 6h
William Gibson's classic 1984 novel is still the gold standard for cyberpunk.

Why Tesla is delaying the Semi EV until 2022

Engadget / 6h
Following its Q2 earnings call this week, Tesla representatives confirmed previous reports that its commercial EV project, Semi, will be delayed until 2022. The company cites both the ongoing global processor shortage and its own currently-limited battery production capability for the new 4680 style cells as contributing to its decision. On the plus side, Tesla executives also confirmed that deve

iPhone QR code scanner demo solidifies Apple support

SlashGear / 6h
The QR code system was originally invented back in the year 1994, pre-dating the smartphone by a decade and a half. The QR code (Quick Response code) that was once mainly aimed at identifying products for stores in a way that was more versatile than the more popular barcode system – UPC barcodes. It doesn’t take much more than a … Continue reading

What Happens To People Who Violate The Air Travel Mask Mandate? Usually Nothing

View from the Wing / 6h
The fine for not wearing a mask in public transportation the first time is just $250. But almost no one is cited for this, I see passengers walking around airports all the time maskless and nobody stops them. Airlines enforce masking on the aircraft, but airports don't enforce it in the terminal most of the time. Once someone is cited, though, that doesn't mean anyone winds up paying a fine. In f

Google Play Pass Adds 8 New Games

200+How-To Geek / 6h
A surprise update to Google Play Pass adds 8 new games, including the popular platformer Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition. This update comes as Google prepares to launch Android 12, an OS upgrade that includes a few special features for gamers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Add a Contact to the Home Screen on iPhone

How-To Geek / 6h
At the core, iPhones are communication devices. So it makes sense that you’d want to put the people you talk to the most front and center. We’ll show you how to create home screen shortcuts for your favorite contacts. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You Can Adjust or Disable the Keyboard Backlight on Your MacBook

Lifehacker / 6h
Most MacBooks have a backlit keyboard—that white light underneath that lets you see the keys when it’s dark. By default, the keyboard backlight is set to turn on automatically when your MacBook detects low-light conditions, and the brightness level is adjusted automatically. Read more...

This 900-person delta cluster in Mass. has CDC freaked out—74% are vaccinated [Updated]

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400+Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing advisory for indoors, regardless of vaccination status, on the latest data showing that Provincetown COVID cases are increasing. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) An analysis of a COVID-19 cluster of around 900 people in Massachusetts— 74 percent of whom are

Lufthansa expanding lie-flat economy Sleeper Row seat to more flights

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100+The Points Guy / 6h
Editors note: This story has been updated with new information Following a successful trial on Lufthansa’s Frankfurt (FRA) – Sao Paolo (GRU) route in 2020, the airline will offer the “Sleeper’s Row” booking option on select long-distance flights, which allows passengers to purchase an entire row of seats to make a flat bed for an additional charge. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets US launch details

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SlashGear / 6h
Mitsubishi’s new Outlander PHEV is coming to the US, but would-be drivers of the plug-in hybrid will have to be a little patient, the automaker has confirmed. The new Outlander PHEV will be based on the same three-row platform as the current, gas-only 2022 Outlander, but add in more electric driving range among other improvements. In fact it’s a whole … Continue reading

ebookfriendly:What is your favorite way to find #books? More

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
ebookfriendly : What is your favorite way to find #books? More

Russia Says Software Glitch Caused New ISS Module to Accidentally Fire Thrusters After Docking

41Gizmodo / 6h
Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station are continuing to sort through an issue that caused the newly arrived Nauka module to inadvertently fire its thrusters after docking to the orbital outpost. Read more...

Robinhood’s CFO says it was ready to go public

47TechCrunch / 6h
Robinhood priced at $38 per share this week, opened flat and closed its first day’s trading yesterday worth $34.82 per share, or a bit more than 8% underwater. The company posted a mixed picture today, falling early before recovering to breakeven in late-morning trading. It wasn’t the debut that some expected Robinhood to have . The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every mor

Last day to snag early-bird passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch / 6h
Don’t miss your chance to experience TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — the startup world’s must-attend event of the season — for less than $100. Why not get the best ROI of your time while simultaneously learning about the latest industry trends and mining for opportunities that can take your startup to new levels of success? Disrupt takes place on September 21-23, but the early-bird deal expires today,

Maybe don't use browsers to store your passwords

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Compromising a web browser could give attackers access to all stored passwords, argues security firm.

Russia Says Don’t Worry, It’s No Big Deal That We Threw the ISS Into a Tailspin

500+Futurism / 6h
Shrug It Off On Thursday, Russia docked its new Nauka module to the International Space Station — and, just three hours later, sent the entire orbital facility careening off course when it suddenly and unexpectedly fired up its thrusters . Now, the Russian space agency Roscosmos says that a software glitch is to blame, Reuters reports . Apparently the module received the command to “withdraw,” se

Samsung's 'history of electronics' animated videos seem like great sleep aids

Engadget / 6h
Samsung wants to teach you about the history of electronics, as long as you can stay awake long enough to sit through the dull lessons. Through its Innovation Museum , the company is releasing five animated videos about inventions that shaped society. If the first episode is anything to go by, they might as well be classified as sleep aids. The series premiere delves into the history of telecommu

16 best tweets of the week, including uncertain vibes, 'Jackass,' and backwards runners

21Mashable / 6h
Another week of summer down. I'm not sure I understand what the phrase "dog days of summer" truly means but let's just assume it means the days move by really fast. Before the weekend starts and you do whatever is you do to enjoy your summer weekend, might I suggest reading some good tweets? Why? Because they'll make you laugh, dear reader, and you deserve a nice chuckle every now and again. So,

A Shang-Chi Featurette Explains the Ten Rings' Larger MCU Connection

37Gizmodo / 6h
As one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest heroes , the responsibility to save the world (presumably) will fall to Shang-Chi in director Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings . But unlike many of Marvel’s other upcoming projects that have previously-established roots in the MCU, Shang … Read more...

White-label SaaS shipping startup Outvio closes $3M round led by Change Ventures

25TechCrunch / 6h
Outvio , an Estonian startup that provides a white-label SaaS fulfillment solution for medium-sized and large online retailers in Spain and Estonia, has closed a $3 million early-stage financing round led by Change Ventures. Also participating were TMT Investments (London), Fresco Capital (San Francisco) and Lemonade Stand (Tallinn). Several angels also joined the round, including James Berdigans

Gillmor Gang: Social climbing

22TechCrunch / 6h
Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump and social media. In both cases some semblance of balanced rationality is seeping in to the public discourse. First is the former president, who has al

Realme Book laptop launch date, specifications, price in India

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Realme Book laptop will come to India soon with a tall 3:2 display, 65W fast charging, a fingerprint scanner and a sleek design.

Amazon to Appeal Record $886 Million Fine Over Advertising Practices

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Gizmodo / 6h
Amazon says it intends to challenge a record $886 million fine imposed by a European Union privacy regulator over what the company says are perceived privacy violations related to its advertising technology. Read more...

How to Date Someone Who's Out of Your League

Lifehacker / 6h
Hey, did your phone just ding? It sounded like a match. Congrats! But oh, what’s this? The match is someone super hot you swiped right on with the assumption they’d never actually swipe right back? Read more...

This week's best deals: $150 off Apple's MacBook Air M1 and more

Engadget / 6h
As July comes to a close, a number of laptops, earbuds, games and more have gone on sale across the web. Students planning their back-to-school shopping list have a few ways to save on Apple products — the latest MacBook Air M1 is $150 off at Amazon (that's better than Apple's own education discount ) and the iPad Air remains $100 off as well. All capacities of Samsung's T7 portable SSD have been

Shiny Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day: Are you ready for these?

SlashGear / 6h
Today we’re taking a peek at Eevee Community Day in Pokemon GO, complete with an early peek at code that’ll go live on the first big day. Eevee Community Day in Pokemon GO is your next best bet for finding a Shiny Eevee and whichever Eevee evolution Pokemon you’ve not yet collected. The latest update to this event (before it … Continue reading

85% of flight attendants say they’ve dealt with unruly passengers this year

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200+The Points Guy / 6h
More than 85% of flight attendants who responded to a recent survey say they have encountered unruly passengers over the first seven months of 2021. Further, nearly 20% of those who responded say they’ve encountered physical violence on aircraft this year, according to the results of the survey, which was run by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a major flight attendants union. Want

The Boys season 3: everything we know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Here's everything you need to know about The Boys season 3 on Amazon Prime Video, including its release date, plot and recently announced YouTube miniseries.

Why DirectStorage Will Be a Game-Changer for Your Windows 11 PC

Gizmodo / 6h
Windows 11 is on the way, bringing with it a fresh design and eliminating some features while adding new ones. One of the technologies that Microsoft’s next operating system is bringing with it is DirectStorage, promising super-fast loading times for next-gen SSD storage. Here’s everything you need to know about the… Read more...

NASA delays Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch after Russia’s ISS mishap

SlashGear / 6h
NASA and Boeing have postponed today’s Orbital Flight Test-2 launch attempt, pushing back the Starliner test into August as work continues on the International Space Station. The orbiting research platform was unexpectedly jolted this week, after what’s been described as a software glitch caused the newly-arrived Russian module to light up its thrusters. The Roscosmos Multipurpose Laboratory Modu

Apple TV+’s 'Watch the Sound' is an invitation to start making music

Engadget / 6h
If Gary Numan had heard a different sound the first time he encountered a synthesizer, we might not have had “ Cars ,” “ Are 'Friends' Electric? ” or even Gary Numan (he was born Gary Webb before adopting his stage name). The New Wave movement might have been little more than a ripple, Synth Pop may have never happened and, in a roundabout way, Calvin Harris might never have known what we came fo

Microsoft Teams reveals it will automatically delete your old calls - if you let it

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Recordings of Microsoft Teams calls will be deleted after 60 days - if you don't need them.

2021 LG NanoCell TVs and Toshiba Fire TVs are still on sale, and other great TV deals this weekend

Mashable / 7h
No one should have to guess what's going on in that dark scene of The Handmaid's Tale. Since 2020, TV manufacturers have been pumping out large, affordable 4K panels at a wicked fast pace — which means watching your favorite content with punchy colors, decipherable shadows, and smooth transitions doesn't have to be reserved for the movie theater. Each weekend, we'll be compiling a list of our fav

EV battery size, charge speeds and range explained

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The important information you need to know when it comes to buying an electric car

I’ve toured all of the world’s best cruise ship suites — here’s why these 5 blew me away

The Points Guy / 7h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. As regular readers know, I’m as happy in a tiny “inside” cabin on a cruise ship as I am in a super-suite. I’m a minimalist at heart, and all I really require from a cruise ship cabin is a place to lay my head at night and enough storage for what I can fit in a 21-inch carry-on bag . But even a minimalist c

Snakes Are Monitoring Levels of Radioactivity

34Gizmodo / 7h
Fukushima’s wildlife has been intensely studied since the tsunami and nuclear disaster struck the region a decade ago. But in a new paper, scientists detail how wildlife are being enlisted to monitor the region itself. Read more...

EU hits Amazon with record-breaking $887M GDPR fine over data misuse

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200+TechCrunch / 7h
Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) has hit Amazon with a record-breaking €746 million ($887 million) GDPR fine over the way it uses customer data for targeted advertising purposes. Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless and added that it intended to defend itself “vigorously in this matter.” “Maintaining the sec

What's New on Amazon Prime Video in August 2021

Lifehacker / 7h
Adam Driver’s next role is a far cry from Kylo Ren. In Annette , the new artsy film from French director Leos Carax (the revelatory Holy Motors , which you should watch right now; it’s streaming for free ), he plays a toxic, controlling husband to a woman played by Marion Cotillard; their bond grows yet more tenuous… Read more...

NYC extends limits on food delivery app fees to February 2022

Engadget / 7h
New York City capped food delivery app fees to help restaurants survive the COVID-19 pandemic , and it's keeping those limits in place as the recovery begins. Gothamist reports the City Council has passed a bill that extends caps on delivery app fees until February 17th, 2022. The limits were due to expire in August and kept fees no higher than 15 percent for deliveries, plus 5 percent for other

Fire Breaks Out at Tesla Battery Power Station

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100+Futurism / 7h
Battery Blaze On Thursday night, a Tesla Megapack battery system burst into flames at a facility in Australia. It’s still not entirely clear why the massive energy storage unit caught fire, according to Electrek . But the fact that the blaze happened while running initial tests on the batteries suggests that there are still kinks to sort out before Tesla is fully able to help stabilize Australia’

How to Hide the Audio Icon in a Microsoft PowerPoint Slideshow

How-To Geek / 7h
When you add audio to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you might set it to play automatically or in the background. You might not need to see the sound icon in these cases, so why not hide it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What To Do When You Get Your Amex Platinum Card

77One Mile at a Time / 7h
The Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express ( review ) are among the most popular premium cards out there. The personal version of the card recently underwent a major refresh , and on top of that both cards are offering excellent bonuses for new cardmembers right now. The cards have hefty annual fees — $695 for the personal version ( R

David Ayer has officially washed his hands of Warner's Suicide Squad cut

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Director David Ayer has confirmed he no longer associates himself with the 2016 theatrical cut of Suicide Squad.

Mercedes teases EQE electric sedan ahead of Munich motor show

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Mercedes is set to debut five new all-electric models at the 2021 IAA Mobility conference.

America’s favorite truck goes hybrid: The Ford F-150, reviewed

Ars Technica / 7h
The 2021 F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Lariat. [credit: Eric Bangeman ] Ford’s F-series pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in the United States for what seems like forever, so there's probably a powerful temptation not to mess with something that has worked so well. But the times, they are a-changin’, and so must pickup trucks. Ford revealed its new ideas in the form of the all-electric 2022

EU slaps Amazon with a record $886 million fine over privacy violations

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47Mashable / 7h
Amazon's $100 billion quarter has gotten a bit sour after the company got hit with a record, 746 million euro ($886 million) fine for violating the EU's privacy rules. According to Amazon's regulatory filing , the decision was made on July 16 by Luxembourg's data protection authority CNPD, which claimed that Amazon's processing of personal data did not comply with the EU's GDPR (General Data Prot

Improve air quality in your home with a Levoit air purifier on sale

Mashable / 7h
Save $30: Grab the Levoit Core 400S air purifier on sale for $189.99 at Amazon as of July 30. Every time I've looked at my Apple Watch within the last week, the weather module has displayed unhealthy air quality conditions. Wildfire smoke has been blowing from the West Coast, lowering air quality across the country . And while it won't magically fix everything, an air purifier can help improve th

7 reasons you still need a business phone system

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Business phone systems are as relevant today as they’ve ever been and offer some useful advantages over consumer phone lines.

Facebook, Google expect jabs for office return

23BBC News - Technology / 7h
The tech companies will require vaccination for returning in-office employees as Covid-19 cases rise in US

Chilean fintech Xepelin secures $230M in debt and equity from Kaszek, high-profile angels

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49TechCrunch / 7h
Chilean startup Xepelin , which has created a financial services platform for SMEs in Latin America, has secured $30 million in equity and $200 million in credit facilities. LatAm venture fund Kaszek Ventures led the equity portion of the financing, which also included participation from partners of DST Global and a slew of other firms and founders/angel investors. LatAm- and U.S.-based asset man

Book now: Widespread award availability to a reopening London, including business class

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20The Points Guy / 7h
The U.K. recently announced that it plans to drop the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers on Aug. 2, 2021. This is great news for those looking to visit London since you no longer have to quarantine for up to 10 days and undergo multiple covid tests during your stay. Even better, in a recent hunt for award space, the TPG team has found that there’s fairly widespread award s

Archer Threatens His Fellow Nerds and Fights Climate Change in an Explosive Season 12 Trailer

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Let us put away all thoughts of the “coma seasons” of Archer , which were only intermittently fun—season eight’s retro private-eye Dreamland had some good moments, but season 10's 1999 got lost in space rather quickly. Really, all they did was make us miss Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and his Archer comrades in… Read more...

What is NDI? Everything you need to know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
There are three key things to know about NDI.

15 Unnecessary Sequels That Are Better Than You Think

Lifehacker / 7h
Sequels are rarely necessary, but that doesn’t mean we won’t watch them, hoping that a follow-up will refine and expand a story in a way that fulfills the promise of the original, rather than letting it down. Any movie fan can list the great and successful sequels, but this is something a bit different. Read more...

Steam beta update gives a much-needed refresh to an essential page

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SlashGear / 7h
Valve has rolled out a new Steam beta, and this one is a big one. The changelog is rather brief, but some big changes are coming to the Downloads page in particular. In addition, we’re also seeing some updates for the Library, a few updates to the Linux version of Steam, and finally, some tweaks for SteamVR. The biggest changes, … Continue reading

Ron Popeil, Iconic TV Gadget Man, Dies at 86

200+Gizmodo / 7h
Ron Popeil, that guy you watched on TV as a kid selling Ronco dehydrators and bagel cutters, died on Wednesday at 86 years old. According to the New York Times , Popeil died of a brain hemorrhage at a Los Angeles hospital. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and four grandchildren. Read more...

Xiaomi leapfrogs Apple to become the world's second biggest smartphone vendor

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Samsung leads the way but the era of Huawei is over, analysts say.

Congressman Proposes Four-Day Work Week

500+Futurism / 7h
Three Day Weekend If US Congressman Mark Takano has his way, most Americans will end up working four days — that’s just 32 hours — instead of the more-or-less universally accepted five day, 40 hour week that we have today. The Californian Democrat introduced new legislation on Tuesday that, if enacted, would change the threshold for overtime work throughout the country, according to a press relea

Cheltenham’s GCHQ to get a massive, cyber-oriented tech startup campus right next door

29TechCrunch / 7h
Since U.K. spying headquarters GCHQ was established in Cheltenham in the 1950s, the city has attracted large firms like IBM, Raytheon, Microsoft and BAE Systems to the region, and startups like Truststamp, Bamboo Technologies, Ripjar, Hub8 and CYNAM have emerged from the city. All of these firms draw on the talent that naturally gravitates to such a place, especially when you have these kinds of

Want to make a career change? Get started with these course bundles on sale.

Mashable / 8h
Whether you want to master ethical hacking, network administration, or cloud computing, here's a selection of course bundles that will help you get started. Just be sure to enter the code ANNUAL60 at checkout to get the discounted price as of July 30. All deals are active for a limited time. The Complete Oracle Master Class Bundle With this bundle, you'll receive a jam-packed collection of practi

Citi Quadfecta: An effortless way to rack up AA miles (if you hurry)

The Points Guy / 8h
You’ve heard of the Chase Trifecta and the Amex Trifecta , haven’t you? They’re specific three-card combinations that can make you a points-earning monster. With these strategies, you’ll get the most possible points from every swipe of your credit card. With a newly released credit card, Citi has now entered the ring with its own power-earning collection of cards. We’re calling it the Citi Quadfe

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

22TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
From brand new Disney adventures to acclaimed period dramas, there’s plenty to watch this weekend.

This Guest Nearly Lost A Limb, But Marriott Says Their Warning In Spanish Was Enough

View from the Wing / 8h
And you thought you have been Bonvoyed, I don’t know that there have been many Marriott stays worse than this one. A guest at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa went to the ocean “for a midnight swim.” Nobody told her that this might dangerous. Continue reading ...

How to Hide the Taskbar on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 8h
In Windows 11, the taskbar takes up a small portion of the screen. Luckily, it’s easy to reclaim that space by configuring the taskbar to hide itself automatically. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Growth is not enough

33TechCrunch / 8h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We were a smaller team this week, with Natasha and Alex joined by Grace and Chris to sort through a week that brought together both this quarter’s earnings cycle and the Q3 IPO rush. So, it was just a little busy! Before we get to topics, however, a note that we are h

How to Make Simple Syrup in Less Than a Minute

Lifehacker / 8h
Simple syrup is nice to have on hand for the times when you feel like making a cocktail at home—but buying it from the store seems kind of wasteful when it’s nothing more than sugar and water. Making your own syrup on the stovetop has its own drawbacks, though (namely that you have to wait for it to heat up and cool… Read more...

Spring and summer style book for men, young men & boys, 1921 / Hart Schaffer & Marx. Catalog...

Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
Spring and summer style book for men, young men & boys, 1921 / Hart Schaffer & Marx. Catalog featuring clothing from Hart Schaffner & Marx. Cover title: “F G Clayton Co. SW cor Michigan & Shelby, Detroit, Michigan : Headquarters for Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes.” Knight on horseback depicted on cover. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Motorola’s Edge 20 update flub highlights the big Android frustration

SlashGear / 8h
Motorola’s Android update commitment has ended up overshadowing the launch of its new Edge 20 series smartphones, after hastily-retracted suggestions of half-hearted OS releases led to widespread criticism. The saga – which Motorola is no stranger to at this point – underscores how patchy Android updates can be, and how confusing the situation often is for owners. The Motorola Edge … Continue rea

AMD and Nvidia next-gen flagship GPUs could force you into a PSU upgrade

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
If you thought the RTX 3090 was power-hungry, you ain’t seen nothing yet, apparently.

Updates From Doctor Strange 2, The Walking Dead, and More

Gizmodo / 8h
Get caught up for what’s coming in the season finale of the CW’s Superman & Lois , and what happens when the Legends of Tomorrow get caught up in a murder mystery... board game ? Plus, what’s next for Apple TV+ ’s See when it returns for season two. Spoilers now! Read more...

7 Bills You Shouldn’t Set to Autopay (and Why You Shouldn't)

35Lifehacker / 8h
Setting up your bank account to automatically pay your bills is easy, convenient, and it seems like the right thing to do. After all, you don’t want to accidentally forget payments and face late penalties or have your service cut off, right? Read more...

My experience with Kyte, the rental car startup that brings the car to you

The Points Guy / 8h
Earlier this month, my best friend and I struggled with finding an affordable rental car to drive from Boston to Maine for a somewhat last-minute birthday trip. Given the massive pandemic-induced shortage of rental cars across the country, we were pleasantly surprised to find one for less than $400 total for four days in late July. With the average price of a rental car in Boston at $167 per day,

The U.S.’s First-Ever Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban Is Even More Important Than It Seems

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200+Gizmodo / 8h
A refinery community in Washington passed a ban on constructing new fossil fuel infrastructure, becoming the first county in the U.S. to enact such a policy. It’s a policy exactly in line with what science has shown is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Read more...

Windows 11 Is Now Available as a Beta

39How-To Geek / 8h
Microsoft is moving full steam ahead on Windows 11. A month after its first “dev” release, Windows 11 is now available in beta form as of July 29, 2021. If you want to try Windows 11 but were intimidated by the dev channel warnings, now might be the time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

8 Foods That Tasted Better in the 1980s

100+Gizmodo / 8h
Do you remember foods that you loved in the 1980s, but don’t taste as great today? Part of the reason is that our taste buds change as we get older. But there’s another reason: Some of the products you loved as a kid might have the same name, but they’re slightly different here in the second decade of the 21st century. Read more...

Amazon handed record $888 million fine from EU data privacy watchdog

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Engadget / 9h
Amazon has been handed its largest ever privacy fine in the EU by Luxembourg's data watchdog. The CNPD fined the company €746 million ($888 million) on July 16th for violating the bloc's strict data privacy laws, known as GDPR. Amazon disclosed the ruling in an SEC filing on Friday in which it slammed the decision as baseless, adding that it intended to defend itself "vigorously in this matter."

Beth Shriever won gold in BMX racing at the Olympics. She crowdfunded to get there.

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500+Mashable / 9h
British BMX rider Bethany Shriever won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games after she was refused funding and resorted to crowdfunding to be able to go to Japan. The 22-year-old cyclist launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2019 with a goal of £50,000 ($69,719) to cover costs to reach the 2020 Olympics. This followed a decision by UK Sport, the government agency that invests in Olympic and Paral

Take a sneak peek at Ford F-150 Lightning’s flashy dashboard screen

68Mashable / 9h
Ford's F-150 Lightning pickup truck will display more than just how much charge is left on an electric battery. Inside, the digital experience on the 15-inch screen front and center of the electric truck will liven up charging, lighting, and towing with animations, high-res graphics, and even some gamification. It's a different direction from most EVs that emphasize minimal, sleek experiences. Th

Platform as a service startup Porter aims to become go-to for deploying, managing cloud-based apps

30TechCrunch / 9h
By the time Porter co-founders Trevor Shim, Alexander Belanger and Justin Rhee decided to build a company around DevOps, the pair were well versed in doing remote development on Kubernetes. And like other users, they were consistently getting burnt by the technology. They realized that for all of the benefits, the technology was there, but users were having to manage the complexity of hosting sol

Gopuff confirms new $1B cash injection at a $15B valuation to expand its instant grocery delivery service

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43TechCrunch / 9h
Gopuff , the startup that’s helped kickstart a new category of food delivery in the U.S. — “instant” delivery of essential groceries and other home goods for a flat fee of $1.95, 24 hours a day — has closed a huge tranche of funding to help it scale its service further across the country and globe. It’s raised $1 billion in a Series H round that values the Philadelphia-based company at $15 billio

Catch takes hold of $12M to provide benefits that aren’t tied to employers

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39TechCrunch / 9h
Catch is working to make sure that every gig worker has the health and retirement benefits they need. The company, which is in the midst of moving its headquarters to New York, sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors or anyone uncovered. It is now armed with a fresh round of $12 million in Series A funding, led by Crosslink, with p

How to Save Photos from Gmail to Google Photos

21How-To Geek / 9h
Have you been saving photos you receive in Gmail to Google Drive and then moving them to Google Photos? Well, you can finally stop! Read on to start saving images you receive in Gmail emails directly to Google Photos. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The One Question You Should Be Asking in Job Interviews Right Now

Lifehacker / 9h
Despite the enduring pandemic, companies are luring workers back to the office, even as COVID-19 cases surge in parts of the country and vaccination efforts have largely stalled . Still, the whole transition back to the office after more than a year of working remotely is a big issue for anyone in the corporate world,… Read more...

The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome

Wired / 9h
Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of weather nightmare.

Ted Lasso, the Olympics, and Talking About Mental Health

25Wired / 9h
The confluence of the Apple TV+ comedy, the sports world, and social media is leading to a much needed dialog.

3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve

300+Wired / 9h
Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola Tesla’s ingenious check valve design.

Infinix X1 40-Inch Full-HD smart TV with Dolby Audio launched in India

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Infinix X1 40-inch smart TV runs on Android 9 TV out of the box and is powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor.

Why the Amex Blue Business Plus Card is so underappreciated

The Points Guy / 9h
Like their personal counterparts, small business credit cards run the gamut from perks-heavy premium products to modest no-annual-fee cards , and can be powerful tools in your wallet, whether you’re hoping to rack up cash back or rewards toward travel on your work-related spending. While some business credit cards get a lot of attention thanks to sky-high introductory bonuses or value-added benef

Astronomers observe gas re-accretion using ALMA data

SlashGear / 9h
Scientists have leveraged data gathered using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in a new study. The information gathered suggests that previously displaced gases can re-accrete onto galaxies. That process can slow down the process of the galaxy dying from ram pressure stripping and could create unique structures more resistant to its effects. Researcher William Cramer says t

What Does Cloud Native Actually Mean?

How-To Geek / 9h
Cloud Native applications utilize the benefits of modern cloud infrastructure components to facilitate quick scalable deployments. A “cloud native” system is created from the combination of several independent attributes. It will have high levels of automation and dependency decoupling, resulting in superior resilience to change due to code releases and environment upgrades. Read This Article on

11 Best Credit Cards For Everyday Spending (2021)

One Mile at a Time / 9h
For those in the United States with good credit, the best way to rack up points is through credit cards. This can include the welcome bonuses offered by cards , the points offered for spending on cards, and all kinds of other offers . I’ve written in the past about the credit cards I use for each major bonus category . Nowadays it’s possible to earn 2-5x points on many of the things we spend most

How Salesforce’s new CEO for UK & Ireland wants to help the region bounce back

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
'Salesforce economy' can help the UK & Ireland recover from the pandemic.

Engadget Podcast: Activision’s walkout and toxicity in gaming

Engadget / 9h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into the toxic mess at Activision Blizzard with Senior Editor Jessica Conditt. California is suing the company over its frat boy culture, something we’ve seen at many gaming companies over the years. What’s actually going on, and what does it mean for the gaming industry as a whole? Tune in for our thoughts! Also, we chat about Facebook’s metaverse ambitions,

‘Is it too late for me to go?’ A whirlwind travel day made only possible by points

The Points Guy / 9h
There are days when I wonder if points and miles cause incredible travel scenarios to unfold, or if I am able to make nearly impossible-to-believe trips a reality — even during a pandemic — precisely because I can lean on my points balance. This past Saturday, July 24, was one of those days. After weeks of vacillating, my dad finally decided that he wanted to fly to London for my cousin’s July 30

How to Fix, Edit, or Undo Git Commits (Changing Git History)

How-To Geek / 9h
Git’s commit history is designed to be immutable (for the most part) and track every change in your project so you never lose work. However, sometimes it’s necessary to rewrite Git history, so Git provides a few tools for editing existing commits. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers’ machines

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38Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge Open source packages downloaded an estimated 30,000 times from the PyPI open source repository contained malicious code that surreptitiously stole credit card data and login credentials and injected malicious code on infected machines, researchers said on Thursday. In a post , researchers Andrey Polkovnichenko, Omer Kaspi, and Shachar Menashe of devops software vendor JFrog said they rece

Bowler debuts Land Rover Defender 90 for one-make rally series

SlashGear / 9h
Bowler is a UK-based pioneer in producing dedicated off-road competition vehicles. The auto builder has recently debuted its newest rally-prepped SUV, the Land Rover Defender 90. This hardcore Defender is not a concept but rather a competition-spec rally car specifically built to compete in the one-make Bowler Defender Challenge series in 2022. “Our technical support married to Bowler’s legendary

Forza Motorsport 7 will be withdrawn from sale later this year

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Forza Motorsport 7 is being taken off sale in September, meaning the game and its DLC will no longer be available for purchase.

Rice researchers create an implant for diabetics that produces insulin

SlashGear / 10h
Bioengineers at Rice University have leveraged 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create a new implant for Type 1 diabetics that produces insulin. The breakthrough is the result of a three-year partnership between researchers and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Researchers used insulin-producing beta cells made from human stem cells to create an implant able to sense and regulate bl

10 of the best time travel movies you can watch right now

Mashable / 10h
Is there anything more mind-bending than the concept of time travel? It's a sci-fi staple that goes hand-in-hand with so many complex theories and possibilities that it's something of a double-edged sword in movies: the fictional possibilities are endless, but then so are those of plot holes. Despite this, there are plenty of films that have got it right — from the colossal timeline bending of th

Dallas Airport Went Into Lockdown While Police Searched For Passenger Sitting In Food Court

View from the Wing / 10h
A man walked airside through an exit at Dallas Love Field causing the airport to go under lockdown on Sunday night. Eventually he was found... in the food court. Continue reading ...

Travel is a crapshoot right now — here are 8 mistakes to avoid on your next trip

200+The Points Guy / 10h
Travel in the U.S. is back — in a big way. But this rebound has brought with it new potential hassles and headaches which can make the act of hitting the road or taking to the skies anything but relaxing. Between staffing issues, long lines, limited service and shortages of some essential travel items , a getaway this summer can quickly turn from a long-awaited dream into a nightmare for vacation

Why the History of Black Twitter Needed to Be Told

36Wired / 10h
This week, Jason Parham takes us inside one of the most influential communities on the internet and shares their stories in their own words.

The Privacy Battle That Apple Isn’t Fighting

52Wired / 10h
California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can’t find that option in Safari or iOS.

How to Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 11

How-To Geek / 10h
The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) lets you run Linux software on your Windows 11 PC. When you enable WSL, Windows will install a custom-built Linux kernel. You can then install Ubuntu or another Linux distribution of your choice. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This Soundbar Proves You Can Set Up a Solid Home Theater for Cheap

54Gizmodo / 10h
If you’re not an audiophile, navigating the world of speakers and home entertainment can be insufferable. Everyone’s got an opinion, and it’s easy to get turned around by buzzwords like “simulated height” or “360-degree immersive sound.” What if all you want is a system that does its job, won’t look hideous in your… Read more...

New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

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100+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Recently detected Android malware, some spread through the Google Play Store, uses a novel way to supercharge the harvesting of login credentials from more than 100 banking and cryptocurrency applications. The malware, which researchers from Amsterdam-based security firm ThreatFabric are calling Vultur, is among the first Android threats to record a device screen w

Two red objects between Mars and Jupiter may explain how the solar system formed

Engadget / 10h
A group of scientists has discovered two unusually red objects in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, and they may have originated from farther in the solar system. These objects — called 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia — are redder than the reddest known objects in the asteroid belt and may have migrated to the area from beyond Neptune. If that's true, then they could provide insight into t

Windows 11 beta improves Microsoft Store - but is it enough?

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Microsoft has updated the new store in Windows 11 with better user interface fixes and improvements.

BRX confirms it will participate in the Dakar 2020 rally

SlashGear / 10h
Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) has announced that it is redesigning its off-road vehicle called the Prodrive Hunter to meet the new T1+ regulations announced by FIA. T1+ is a top class of the Dakar 2020 off-road race alongside the T1-E class. BRX notes that it has redesigned the Prodrive Hunter specifically to meet the regulations of the new class. The … Continue reading

Google is building two more whopping submarine internet cables

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
New Google submarine web cables will connect Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Terrifying: Crocodile Attack At Marriott Puerto Vallarta

100+One Mile at a Time / 10h
This story about what happened at a hotel in Mexico is downright awful, though I suppose it could have ended worse. Teen attacked by crocodile at Mexico beach resort 18-year-old Kiana Hummel is from the Bay Area, and was recently vacationing with a friend at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. She was going to go for a late night swim (just before midnight), when she was attacked by a 12-f

Realme's MagDart charger could be faster than wired charging

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Realme's upcoming MagDart wireless charger could potentially be faster than some of the current wired charging technology, at 65W of power.

5 steps to take if you lose your wallet on the road

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The Points Guy / 10h
While mobile payment services have risen in popularity in recent years, many of us still carry around a good old-fashioned wallet. And when you travel, it’s almost a necessity. After all, some retailers simply don’t accept digital payment . But what happens if you lose that wallet and the many cards that are within it? We asked readers in our TPG Lounge Facebook community what their strategies we

'Doctor Who' needs to evolve to survive

Engadget / 10h
The BBC has announced that Chris Chibnall (pictured, center), Doctor Who’s executive producer, and its star, Jodie Whittaker (pictured, right), will leave the series in 2022 . A trio of specials through next year would herald the pair’s departure from the long-running series. This, then, seems like an ideal time for Doctor Who to undergo the radical shakeup it so desperately needs. I don’t agree

Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab’s tough culture

Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / China's iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. (credit: iSpace/Andrew Jones/Twitter ) Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report! I was certainly looking forward to the second launch of Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on Friday, and the Atlas V rocket was ready to go. Alas, serious problems with Russia's new space station module, Nauka, delayed the launch

Make STEM Exploration A Family Activity With These Ten DIY Kits

Futurism / 10h
Science kits have gotten serious upgrades since the days of chemistry sets and seed packets. Check out these ten STEM DIY kits the whole family can enjoy, all at an extra 15 percent off the sale price. But act fast, because these deals are only available for a limited time. SunFounder Nano DIY 4-DOF Robot Kit Pictured above, this kit shows kids where robotics and coding intersect. First, you put

New soft robotic hand is dexterous enough to beat a video game

SlashGear / 10h
Robotics researchers from the University of Maryland have created a 3D printed soft robotic hand. One of the biggest problems with robotic hands so far is that they lack the dexterity required to perform some tasks. The researchers have created a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. and win. Soft … Continue reading

The Morning After: You can now upgrade your PS5's SSD, if you meet all the criteria

Engadget / 10h
Yes, you can finally upgrade your SSD storage on the PS5 — a console that already demands pretty huge game file sizes. It’s a whole lot more complicated than plugging in a USB drive, however. First up, you have to be a PS5 beta user in the US, Canada and parts of Europe. Then, you need a PCIe Gen4 SSD for read speeds of 5,500MB/s or higher — there are options from Samsung, Western Digital and Sea

FIFA 22 gameplay trailer showcases ‘the biggest animation refresh in FIFA history’

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FIFA 22 has received a new trailer, showcasing new features like Hypermotion animation technology and improved gameplay.

Steam gets a new look – is Valve laying the groundwork for the Steam Deck?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
The downloads view of Steam is getting a redesign, along with a few other UI improvements across the client.

Skype for Business is retiring this weekend - here's what you need to know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Microsoft Teams and Windows 11 take over as we wave goodbye to Skype for Business.

Vodafone has the best fibre broadband deal around...but it ends tomorrow

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Vodafone is leading the market for broadband deals right now, offering this fantastic mix of costs, speeds and incentives.

Astronomers capture first spin measurements of planets in the HR 8799 star system

SlashGear / 11h
Astronomers have been studying a star system discovered in 2008 by the W. M. Keck Observatory and Gemini Observatory from Hawaii. The star system is called HR 8799 and is 129 light-years away from Earth. Within that star system is a quartet of planets, all known as super-Jupiters. As the name suggests, super-Jupiter planets are more massive than Jupiter in … Continue reading

The ultimate guide to visiting Prague with points and miles

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The Points Guy / 11h
I’ve spent more time in Prague than anywhere else outside of the U.S. A good portion of my family is from the Czech capital, and I recently claimed Czech citizenship through descent . In turn, I’ve spent many summers in Prague and have recently started to take learning the Czech language seriously. Prague and its endless history, top-notch pubs and restaurants and incredible culture have become m

How Anonymous Is Bitcoin?

25How-To Geek / 11h
Cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin especially, has a reputation for being a completely anonymous form of payment, free from tracking and interference. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll see that these digital currencies reveal a lot more information about you than you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

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Engadget / 11h
A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 -10.15am local time, according to Victorian Big Battery . The regional fire service said a specialist fire crew had been dispatched to the site in Geelong, Victoria. Firefighters were using a hazmat appliance designed for hazardous chemical spills

Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday … Read more...

Xiaomi's next smartwatch might have a wraparound screen – but is it a good idea?

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We've seen ambitious fitness trackers with curved displays before, but they've been plagued by problems.

Microsoft urges Windows 11 users to switch to the beta – but there are already problems

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Microsoft wants people to move from the Dev Channel to the new Beta Channel, but some users are already reporting problems.

Crunchyroll free trial: is there one and how to get it?

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Want to give a new anime specific streaming service a go? Check out what you can watch with the Crunchyroll free trial available now.

Well Loki here: Tesla cars can now stream Disney Plus shows

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Brin the MCU into your SUV with Tesla’s latest in-car update.

Inmarsat combines satellite and 5G into a single global network

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Orchestra to provide blend of coverage and capacity where needed.

Realme 8s design and specifications have been leaked

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Realme is apparently getting ready to launch a new Realme 8s smartphone according to leaks, which will feature 64MP triple cameras, Dimensity 810, and more.

Mi Mix 4’s key specifications leaked via TENAA listing

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Xiaomi's Mi Mix 4 is expected to launch next month with top of the line specs and the latest under-display selfie camera setup.

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition features innovative sustainable materials

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SlashGear / 11h
Bentley claims its newest Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is a sneak peek into the carmaker’s vision of the future. Much like the unforgettable Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car unveiled in 2019, the Odyssean Flying Spur Hybrid is a showcase of innovative sustainable materials without compromising on style and luxury. For instance, the cabin features a premium tweed material … Continue reading

Playing with data to win

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Increasingly athletes are gaining an edge by analyzing their own performance and those of their competitors.

Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped.

300+MIT Technology Review / 11h
When covid-19 struck Europe in March 2020, hospitals were plunged into a health crisis that was still badly understood. “Doctors really didn’t have a clue how to manage these patients,” says Laure Wynants, an epidemiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who studies predictive tools. But there was data coming out of China, which had a four-month head start in the race to beat the pa

Ransomware attacks in 2021 have already surpassed last year

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Ransomware attacks are a lot more rampant than you think.

Lufthansa “Sleeper’s Row” Offers Beds In Economy

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Lufthansa economy class passengers on select routes will soon potentially have access to flat beds. Lufthansa’s “Sleeper’s Row” concept As of August 2, 2021, Lufthansa will be rolling out Sleeper’s Row in economy on select long haul flights. With this new offering, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves (consisting of three or four adjacent seats), along with a comfortable

New AI tool helps researchers predict the progress of Parkinson’s disease

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SlashGear / 11h
IBM researchers teamed up with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to use AI to help predict the progress of Parkinson’s disease. Michael J. Fox is an American actor who was in a number of iconic movies and TV series in the 80s. The actor has had Parkinson’s disease for many years, and his foundation works to help find a cure … Continue reading

AppleTV+'s 'Central Park' closes out a charming and ambitious second season

Mashable / 11h
I am obsessed with the city of Weehawken, New Jersey. This is embarrassing to admit as someone who has called New York City home for some seven-odd years, and who has never actually ever been to Weehawken — but thanks to an absolute banger of a rap from Central Park Season 2, I'm all in. The scene is this: Curmudgeonly old-money Bitsy Brandenham (Stanley Tucci) is stuck in New Jersey traffic with

'Jungle Cruise' is an unexpected thrill ride with charm to spare

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"Everything you see wants to kill you — and can," warns Dwayne Johnson’s Frank in Jungle Cruise . It’s a dire sentiment coming from the lovable steamboat captain, who stands in for generations of real Disney employees in this feature-length take on the iconic amusement park ride. And yet, it's precisely Frank’s likability that makes you believe him when he says there’s danger afoot. Directed by J

Funimation free trial: is one available and how to get it?

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Want to watch anime? You may be able to try out this streaming service with a Funimation free trial. Find out everything you need to know with our guide.

Nokia T20 could launch soon as one of the best cheap tablets

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Retailer listings for a Nokia T20 tablet have revealed possible specs and prices for this budget slate.

Airbnb’s new tool lets people check Wi-Fi speeds before they book

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There are a lot of people who frequently travel for work. While many of those people choose to stay in a regular hotel room, some opt for more comfort and the ability to cook for themselves by staying in a short-term rental booked via Airbnb. Anyone traveling and trying to work with increased reliance on virtual meetings like Teams wants … Continue reading

Windows 10 gaming bug that wouldn’t go away is finally fixed (we hope)

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Solution to persistent bug is a preview update, but frustrated gamers may want to chance their arm with this patch.

40 Burger King Locations Fined for Denying Workers Sick Leave During Pandemic

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Tri City Foods, the owner of dozens of Burger King restaurants in the Midwest, has been ordered to pay $458,931 in restitution to workers and $100,000 to the city of Chicago after the company denied employees paid sick leave during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot . Read more...

Halo Infinite beta is finally up and running – and the bots are hilarious

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The Halo Infinite beta has finally launched for a select group of players.

ISS experiences unplanned Nauka module thruster firing

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SlashGear / 12h
Yesterday was a big day aboard ISS as, after many years of delay, a new Russian ISS module arrived and docked with the space station. That module is the Multipurpose Laboratory Module named Nauka. The new ISS module docked with the station at 9:29 AM EDT, and shortly after that, Russian cosmonauts conducted leak checks between the module and the … Continue reading

Amazon Fire TV Cube finally supports Zoom video calls

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Amazon has finally added support for Zoom calls to second-generation Fire TV Cube devices.

Google cracks down on misuse of JavaScript, Python in Android apps

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Google uses its upcoming Play Store policy changes to restrict the use of interpreted languages.

An interview with Aiden Arata, the meme queen of depression Instagram

Mashable / 12h
Welcome to Small Talk, a series where we catch up with the internet's favorite Extremely Online individuals offline. Guided meditation: You’re sitting at your desk waiting to talk to the person behind the four most recent memes sent in your group chat on Instagram. You have your questions ready. You aren’t nervous. You interview people for your job all the time, but this one you’re actually excit

Batgirl movie has found its Jim Gordon – and it's a familiar face

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The upcoming Batgirl movie has reportedly cast its Commissioner Gordon – and it's an actor we've seen before in the DCEU.

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over Black Widow's Disney Plus release

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Actress Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney in the Los Angeles Supreme Court, and the studio has responded.

Canon EOS R3 shows off impressively rapid burst mode at the Olympics

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A photographer at the Olympics has shown the Canon EOS R3's impressive 30fps burst mode in action for the first time.

Airtel Africa gets an extra $200M for its mobile money business from QIA

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Three months ago, Mastercard invested $100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV) — the mobile money business of telecom Airtel Africa . This was two weeks after it received $200 million from TPG’s Rise Fund . Today, the African telecoms operator said it has secured another investment for its mobile money arm. The investor? Qatar Holding LLC, an affiliate of the Qatar Investment Authority

NASA and Boeing delay Starliner ISS launch

Engadget / 12h
The Boeing Starliner's trip to the International Space Station has hit another hurdle. The craft was scheduled for a second uncrewed test flight to the ISS today, July 30th, after its first attempt went awry back in late 2019. But, it will have to wait a bit longer for take off. NASA and Boeing have decided to push back the launch to the tentative date of Tuesday, August 3rd. The delay comes afte

Learn Python for free with this handy selection of voucher codes

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of July 30, you can take a wide range of online Python courses for free on Udemy . Grab some paper and a pen, and get ready to jot down this selection of voucher codes for online course provider Udemy. Or you could just copy and paste them. That's probably much easier, especially as some of these codes are pretty long. As of July 30, you can take a wide range of online Python courses fo

How to filter abusive comments and direct messages on Instagram

Mashable / 12h
Our Instagram pages should be safe spaces where we are free to express ourselves without fearing abuse and harassment. But as recent events in the football world have shown us, there is still more to be done when it comes to stemming the flow of online abuse. If you'd like to keep your Instagram as safe a place as you can for yourself, there are some tools you can set up to prevent abusive conten

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 could charge faster than its predecessor, but not fast enough

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A certification suggests the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will support 25W fast charging, but that's still quite slow.

Massive Snapchat crash is still locking out users, despite official 'fix'

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Social media app Snapchat was hit by a massive outage over July 29 – but despite the issue being fixed, users are still experiencing problems.

15 unique pairs of wireless earbuds on sale for up to 73% off

Mashable / 12h
Apple’s AirPods Pro and Powerbeats Pro earbuds check most of the boxes we care about when it comes to wireless listening — quality sound, sleek design, and decent battery life. The one they fail to check off, however, is the one that matters most: cost. These earbuds are simply not cost-effective in the grand scheme of wireless tech. Their lifespan is short , yet their price is high. If you’re lo

Septic-friendly wet wipes are a spritz away with this 'Shark Tank' product

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Opt for the Pristine Toilet Paper Spray as a bathroom wipe alternative — and get it while it's 21% off. As of July 30, grab a bottle for only $10.99. Despite what the creepy Charmin bears say, toilet paper on its own is definitely not the best way to get a clean bum. In fact, Charmin , as well as other popular brands, tends to leave residue behind. That’s why wet wipes had a moment a few y

Get insight into your cat's dental health with this test kit on sale

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of July 30, get the Basepaws Cat Dental Health Test for 15% off. Use code ANNUAL15 at checkout to grab one for only $67.99. With the Cat Dental Health Test from Basepaws, you take a quick 10-second swab from the gums and teeth, ship it out to experts at Basepaws, and await your report via email. The results will include risk level scores for the three most common dental conditions in ca

Motorola Edge 20 Pro's got a periscope camera, 144Hz screen

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It's been a while, but Motorola's got new flagships. Three of them, in fact: the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, Motorola Edge 20, and Motorola Edge 20 Lite. They're the first flagship devices the company launched since the Edge+ , which launched in April last year. The star of the show is, of course, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, which has a decent set of features: a 6.7-inch, OLED display with a 144Hz refres