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500+SlashGear / 16h
Google is releasing the Android 13 Developer Preview 2, with plenty of new features users will appreciate.

Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay•
2KEngadget / 10h
Hogwarts Legacy will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles in holiday 2022. Hogwarts Legacy was announced in late 2020 and it was originally due to come out in 2021, but was later delayed to 2022. The "holiday" timeframe is one step closer to an actual release date. And that's not all — during today's State of Play livestream dedicated to the open-world RPG , WB Game

Amazon Closes MGM J. Bond•
500+TechCrunch / 17h
Amazon has closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM, the company announced on Thursday. The completion of the transaction will see more than 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows become a part of Prime Video, the online retailer’s streaming service. The list includes the “James Bond” and “Rocky” series and classics ranging from “Fargo” to “Robocop” to “Silence of the Lambs.” The new titles will give

Ukraine EV China Nickel•
22NYT > Technology / 24min
The price of nickel, an essential ingredient in most batteries, has soared because of fear that Russian supplies could be cut off.

¿Por qué gastar más si no es necesario? El nuevo iPhone que solo cuesta 430 dólares cumple con todos los criterios de lo que la mayoría de nosotros necesitamos de un teléfono inteligente.

In recent years, “fem tech” has attracted increasing attention and venture funding, with dozens of startups to springing into existence, from digital health apps to, more newly, regenerative medicine companies. Most of those deals tie to infertility, and it’s easy to appreciate why. Among U.S. women ages 15 to 49 years with no prior births, 26% have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregn

Amazon Reinstate Fired•
22Engadget / 1h
Amazon is facing a lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is seeking the reinstatement of an employee it believes was filed in retaliation. Gerald Bryson, who worked at the e-commerce giant's JFK8 facility on Staten Island, was fired in the early days of the pandemic after he helped lead protests over safety concerns involving the company's COVID-19 protocols. Bryson fi

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to TexTalky AI Text-to-Speech is on sale for £28.08, saving you 93% on list price. From marketing content and video narration to customer support and tutorials, there are many instances in today’s marketplace when a professional human voice is needed. But due to time constraints, lack of proper recording equipment, or simply the fact you hate your voice, you may tur

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Although cookies have become a normal and necessary part of using the internet, new research from NordVPN has revealed that half of American users 'accept all cookies' on every website they visit. For those unfamiliar, an HTTP cookie or a browser cookie is a piece of data that's stored in your browser whenever you visit a website. With cookies enabled, a website will remember your preferences as

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Coding 101 Bootcamp Beginners Bundle is on sale for £22.19, saving you 98% on list price. The perfect time to learn to code may never arise, but the need for coders will always be there. So you might as well start now — especially because this Coding 101 Bootcamp for Beginners is on sale for only £22.19. Taught by instructors at Zenva Academy, one of the leading platforms in the e-lear

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 67%: Private Internet Access offers advanced security features and access to next-gen servers in 78 countries. A one-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £32.49 — 67% off list price for a limited time. Your cybsecurity is something to take seriously, and Private Internet Access is a serious service. This powerful VPN offers strong connection speeds, advanced security f

Australia Facebook Meta•
The tech giant knowingly let ads with fake celebrity endorsements scam users, a regulator says.

SlashGear / 4h
Zigma has launched a relatively cheap smart air purifier made for space up to around 1500 square feet. Here's what the Aerio 300 has to offer consumers.

Sunny Balwani was considered the "enforcer" at Theranos and was its enigmatic founder's lover.

Winamp 1997 Skin NFT•
28Mashable / 5h
Winamp is doing NFTs now, because you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Announced to widespread derision on Wednesday, Winamp will auction off the media player's original skin as a one-of-one NFT on OpenSea, with bidding to start on May 16 and run until May 22. It then intends to sell 20 more artworks starting from May 23, all of them duplicated around 100

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV

Zelensky Russia Ukrainian•
Videos of Putin and Zelensky declaring the war is over have been circulating online.

Quarry Dawn Horror•
SlashGear / 5h
Supermassive Games, the team behind "Until Dawn," is back again with yet another take on the teen horror genre, this time sending players to summer camp.

Amazon Zero Seattle•
SlashGear / 5h
As part of its wider climate ambitions, Amazon has upgraded its Fresh Seattle location in hopes of making it the first zero carbon-certified grocery store.

The developers of a powerful mini aircraft hope it will be used by the armed forces.

NASA Artemis Moon Rocket•
Mashable / 6h
NASA just presented its new megarocket to the world . To acknowledge the completion of the world's most powerful rocket — and the first time the space agency hauled the 322-foot-tall behemoth to its Kennedy Space Center launchpad — NASA collaborated with Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder to make a music video about the looming 2022 launch. It's a soaring rock tune set to an animated montage of the ro

PayPal Ukraine Ukrainian•
100+Engadget / 7h
PayPal will now allow peer-to-peer payments to and from Ukraine. The company announced today that it was significantly expanding its services in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion. Prior to this, Ukrainian PayPal customers could only use the payment platform to send money outside of the country. Earlier this month, the company announced it was exiting Russia , citing the country’s “violent

American Airlines April•
American Airlines will once again offer booze for purchase in the economy cabin, a carrier spokesperson confirmed to TPG on Thursday. Beginning on April 18, the Fort Worth-based carrier will offer beer, wine and spirits for purchase in the coach cabin on flights 250 miles and longer. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter. Wine and spirits will be

63Gizmodo / 7h
Adult Swim may have already given Toonami two new seasons of the beloved FLCL anime and an original horror series called Housing Complex C , but I think the programming block deserves a little more celebration than that, don’t you? In lieu of gifts, however, let’s raise a glass to Toonami and remember all the wonderful… Read more...

26TechCrunch / 7h
David Etue Contributor David Etue, CEO of Nisos , has 20 years of experience at early-stage and mature companies, bringing industry perspective built from experience including security program leadership, management consulting, product management and technical implementation. Companies invest significant time and energy to integrate networks and applications after an acquisition. However, the acq

Tile Scan Apple AirTags•
SlashGear / 7h
Tile is adding a new Scan and Secure feature that will let users find tracking devices that might have been secretly deployed to track their movement.

Microsoft EU OVHcloud•
The French cloud computing firm OVHcloud has filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft in the EU alleging that its software doesn't work as well on other cloud services. As reported by The Wall Street Journal , the complaint was filed with the European Commission last summer though it hasn't been reported on up until now. OVHcloud argues in its complaint that the way in which Microsoft licen

SlashGear / 8h
Netflix has dropped a few teaser images for its original live-action "Resident Evil" series, giving fans their first look ahead of the show's summer premiere.

NASA Artemis Moon Rocket•
300+Mashable / 8h
NASA paraded its megarocket to the launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday evening, and not just for a flashy photo-op a la the Oscars red carpet. The U.S. space agency is readying the 5.75 million-pound behemoth for a mission to the moon, known as Artemis I. It's the first in a series of deep space exploration voyages that could lift off as early as May. The upcoming launch won't inclu

SlashGear / 8h
Sundar Pichai recently confirmed the dates for Google I/O 2022, the next iteration of its annual conference for developers. Here's what you can expect.

30Gizmodo / 8h
It’s time! Marvel’s X-Men Hellfire Gala crossover event is back for another annual celebration of the Krakoan Age . And I, a Marvel stan who loves fashion, couldn’t be happier. Do I follow all these comics? No, Comixology has destroyed my will to live. Do I love supporting my favorite artists as they get that Marvel… Read more...

Most people assume that with everything going digital, the importance of printers has diminished. Contrary to popular belief, they are still indispensable in nearly every home office. If anything’s changed, it’s shoppers that are now savvier — they know to shop for printers that will give them the lowest total operating costs. Traditionally, inkjet printers have been one of the most popular model

68TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Thursday, March 17, 2022! We have an absolute mountain of news to climb today, so we’re going to get to work with alacrity. A small reminder before we do that the speaker lineup for our Early Stage event is looking more and more

SlashGear / 8h
Fears of an eventual uprising aside, the latest AI development, funded by fast-food chain Chipotle, is set to place AI-powered robots in commercial kitchens.

500+Gizmodo / 9h
Following the announcement that The Suicide Squad director James Gunn will be playing himself on the upcoming third season of Harley Quinn , Deadline confirms that Harvey Guillén will also be joining the cast as Nightwing . Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
It may seem like Twitch is doing right by marginalized streamers via some new tools it has rolled out, but critics say it needs to address hate raids, too.

Heathrow British Airways•
Days after British Airways became the world’s first major airline to scrap face mask requirements, the airline caused confusion amongst passengers after appearing to walk back its relaxed mask rules. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . In the same week that Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport followed suit by loosening their own face mask po

Marcelo Wiermann Contributor Marcelo Wiermann leads the global recommendations engineering division at Delivery Hero , one of the world's leading online food ordering and quick commerce companies. Recruiting a winning engineering team can be intimidating, especially for first-time and non-technical founders. I’ve served at multiple startups and established tech companies worldwide, and have hired

PayPal Money Ukraine•
100+TechCrunch / 9h
PayPal is expanding its services to allow its users to send money to Ukrainians, the company announced on Thursday. Prior to this expansion, users in Ukraine could only use PayPal to send money out of the country. The expansion allows Ukrainian PayPal account holders to send and receive payments from friends and family around the world. Ukrainian customers who receive money in their PayPal Wallet

Nintendo Switch SG•
SlashGear / 9h
Nintendo has been slowly filling out its classic games on Switch list since it first released the libraries back in 2018, and it's not slowing down yet.

Flickr isn’t very good at making money, but as the old adage goes, sex sells. So, in an attempt to draw in more paying subscribers, Flickr changed its content guidelines to only allow Flickr Pro users to post “restricted” or “moderate” content, which includes photos of “full-frontal nudity and sexual acts.” Honestly, it’s not a bad move — it might be more effective than asking subscribers to recr

500+Futurism / 9h
Think Daylight Savings Time is bad? At least you don’t live in what scientists are calling the “anti-universe,” a hypothetical mirror to the one we know and loathe — where time runs freakin’ backwards, starting at the Big Bang. As Live Science reports , a recently published paper by an international team of theoretical physicists is lending credibility to the concept of such an “anti-universe” —

68Futurism / 9h
Astronaut Stroller Aerospace startup Venturi Astrolab has shown off a futuristic new lunar rover meant to ferry astronauts across the surface of the Moon and even Mars — and we can’t shake the feeling that it looks an awful lot like a giant baby stroller. While it’s unclear if the Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) will make it to the Moon in time for NASA’s upcoming crewed mission there,

the Great Pyramid Khufu•
Futurism / 9h
The concept of using space rays to peer into pyramids may sound like something out of “Ancient Aliens,” but it’s grounded in solid science. In a new interview with Live Science , Fermi National Laboratory scientist Alan Bross said that he and his team, an eclectic mix of archaeologists and physicists, have gotten permission from the Egyptian government to use highly sensitive cosmic ray technolog

ESA Russian ExoMars•
200+Futurism / 9h
Suspended The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that it’s suspending the launch of its ExoMars rover mission — because it was planning to use a Russian-made Proton rocket. Sanctions imposed by several ESA member states on Russia over its invasion forced the group’s hand, in the latest instance of the international space community actively distancing itself from the country. “Over the pa

Hogwarts Legacy has finally been revealed with a dedicated PlayStation State of Play all of its own. The show opened with a juicy helping of gameplay that was very generous in terms of what it dove into. You can catch up with all of the details so far in our Hogwarts Legacy liveblog . We got a fairly in-depth look at the various gameplay features. If you're a lover of the books and the lore, this

SlashGear / 10h
You've probably heard of NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, but do you know what it's for? Here's a simple primer to help you understand why these monitors matter.

Maserati GranTurismo•
21Mashable / 10h
Maserati gave the ultimate teaser to its new line of electric vehicles: one tantalizing photo and not much more. On Thursday the Italian carmaker announced it would be going all in on electric vehicles across its product line-up. Called the Folgore line, it includes six different Maseratis. The first EV will be the GranTurismo Folgore, a race-car looking sports car that starts around $134,000 in

TechCrunch / 10h
If you were to accidentally drop the eye sensor developed by Injectsense you’d have little chance of finding it. Ariel Cao, the founder and CEO, admits as much. But once it’s been implanted into the back of your eye, it can remain there, basically immobile for as long as 80 years – all the while transmitting data. Injectsense, a startup founded in 2014, has developed an ocular implant smaller tha

88Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Getty | UniversalImages Group ) Get the spit bowl ready. This story is bound to get you gnashing your chompers and leave a bad taste in your mouth. A dentist in Wisconsin has been found guilty of deliberately breaking his patients' teeth with a drill so he could collect millions of dollars to repair the damage with dental crowns. The alleged scheme by licensed Grafton dentist Sco

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D•
Enlarge (credit: AMD ) AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D promises to be one of the company's fastest gaming CPUs, and it's one of the last high-end chips that will grace the AM4 socket before Ryzen 7000 CPUs come out later this year . But the company's experimental new 3D V-Cache stacking technology comes with one negative side effect: This will be the first Ryzen CPU that's incapable of overclocking. Accord

Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay•
Tonight's Sony State of Play is about to kick off and it's a dedicated look at Hogwarts Legacy, the Harry Potter RPG that Warner Bros. has been working on for years. After years of rumors, the developer finally released a reveal trailer back in 2020 but since then we've heard little about how the game will play, let alone seen it in action. Tonight's State of Play will be the first time we see Ho

Google LMFS Last-Mile•
As the pandemic has accelerated the ecommerce market and led more consumers to shop online, Google Cloud has launched two new solutions designed to help fleet operators meet the challenges posed by increased demand. With the search giant's new Last Mile Fleet Solution and Cloud Fleet Routing API, fleet operators can improve delivery success while also optimizing the performance of their fleets. G

Lifehacker / 10h
All surgeries, whether medically necessary or cosmetic, have something pretty big in common: You’ll be cut into, even if only a little bit. Incisions leave scars which, if you’re focused on preserving your health or accomplishing a goal, might not be that big of a deal to you in the moment. Still, if you’re worried… Read more...

The federal transportation mask mandate should have been lifted, or allowed to expire March 18. However it was extended – for just one month. And the broad expectation is that it will end in mid-April, as part of the administration declaring victory on Covid-19. There’s a strong political reason to do so before the mid-term elections. And it makes good sense, too. But one thing could still change

SlashGear / 10h
If ever there was a secret weapon in Apple's line-up, the iPhone SE stands a better chance than most hardware to be it. Here's why you should make the upgrade.

21Gizmodo / 10h
Star Trek loves all time travel, but perhaps the kind of time travel it loves most is a chance to take a sideways step into our current moment . From The Voyage Home to Voyager and DS9 episodes like “Future’s End” and “Past Tense,” Star Trek cannot help at times but to wrest itself from its future to play with our… Read more...

Meghan Markle Spotify•
45Engadget / 10h
The podcast deal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle signed with Spotify is finally close to bearing (significant) fruit. As The Verge reports , Markle is releasing a podcast series on Spotify this summer through the couple's Archewell Audio production company. Details weren't available, but the show is premiering after Harry and Meghan were "encouraged" by discussions over Spotify's efforts to fight

Katy Perry Norwegian•
The new cruise line under development by Ritz-Carlton on Thursday announced it had ordered two more new ships — even as it continues a multiyear struggle to bring out its first vessel. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said in a press release that it had contracted with the giant Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, for the construction of two 456-passenger “superyachts” to

According to new analysis, energy bills for UK households could double following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Collectively, this means that UK households will face a £38bn hit to their budgets. The research, which was conducted by Aurora Energy Research, has confirmed that such an increase in the cost of heating and lighting homes in 2022-23 will be the equivalent of a 6p rise in the basic rate

SlashGear / 10h
Another iPhone 14 leak has surfaced indicating the cheaper models in the upcoming line may include some disappointing features, including the display notch.

Electric bikes are gaining popularity across the globe, and as a result, I’ve received a lot of questions about whether or not an e-bike is practical. Of course, if you’ve never ridden one, that’s a fair question, but you’ll quickly realize how much e-bikes have to offer once you hop on. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ukraine UK Defense•
47Engadget / 10h
The British defense secretary has ordered an inquiry into a video call he received on Thursday from an imposter pretending to be Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine’s prime minister. In a series of tweets , the Right Honorable Ben Wallace disclosed that the man asked “several misleading questions” and he eventually ended the call after becoming suspicious. The official described the hoax as a “desperate attem

As global viewers waited with bated breath in early February to see whether Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru would nail a legendary quadruple axel during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, it was likely that few would have considered the amount of behind-the-scenes work needed to bring those images to their screens. The Olympic Winter Games were as much of a challenge for the host city and orga

300+Futurism / 10h
Space Fight Dmitry Rogozin, the outspoken head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, expressed his excitement today for delivering the next crew of cosmonauts to the International Space Station. But his choice of words was peculiar, to say the least. “The State Commission at Baikonur approved the main and backup crews of the Soyuz MS-21 manned spacecraft,” Rogozin tweeted in Russian. “The boys are

Russian Rogozin Ukraine•
100+Futurism / 10h
Over two decades of peaceful cooperation on board the International Space Station could soon come to an end, as the result of Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine, which has driven a deep wedge between the country’s space agency and its international partners. In a Frequently Asked Questions page published by NASA this week, the agency explored what could happen if Russia were to abandon the Inte

Apple may finally be including OLED displays in upcoming MacBook Pro laptops , according to the latest rumors out there. According to long-time Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo , the switch in display technology would hinge on the iPad’s adoption of OLED. Right now, Apple is one of the only laptop manufacturers that hasn’t introduced OLED displays in any of its products. I think the release date of the

GeForce NOW Thursday•
Do you think you’d get into PC gaming if you didn’t have to face the many difficulties it poses, skipping past all the compatibility issues of new builds and the never-ending upgrade cycle to keep up with system requirements? Believe it or not, you actually can get in on PC gaming without facing these less-than-favorable elements thanks to NVIDIA GeForce NOW. GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming service

Uber Lyft Gas Prices•
500+NYT > Technology / 10h
Some drivers say they find it hard to justify spending hours on the road for Uber or Lyft as fuel costs continue to tick upward.

SlashGear / 10h
The latest list of most fuel-efficient vehicles calculated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows some surprisingly affordable trucks.

62Gizmodo / 11h
It’s St. Patrick’s Day —the holiday where everyone gathers around to drink beer and watch scary movies! OK, we might have added that second part ourselves, but it’s only because we’ve assembled this list of 10 Irish and Irish-made horror movies to add some spooky flair to the usual boozy festivities. And there’s not a … Read more...

Honor Ultimate DxOMark•
SlashGear / 11h
Honor has taken the wraps off its Magic 4 Ultimate, a smartphone that heavily emphasizes mobile photography with a custom image processor and stunning cameras.

SlashGear / 11h
Apple has made many of the world's top-selling computers. But the brand also created a number of unique products you might not have known existed.

SlashGear / 11h
Science never sleeps and humanity is always making new discoveries. Here are 12 of the coolest scientific discoveries to happen in February 2022.

Quarry Dawn Horror•
21Engadget / 11h
The producers of Until Dawn are returning to their roots after years of Dark Pictures Anthology games. Supermassive Games and 2K have unveiled The Quarry , a teen horror title that has you once again deciding the fates of frightened youth. You control nine camp counselors as a night of celebrating the end of summer camp quickly goes sideways — the trailer below hints at a Most Dangerous Game tale

As usual, we're going to be spoiling today's Wordle answer if you read on - so make sure you've solved it first before scrolling on. If you look at Google Trends this week, with people searching for the Wordle answer, you might think that it's been almost impossibly difficult: WATCH, CATER and MOVIE have all seen huge spikes of interest in the Wordle answer. (Image credit: TechRadar / Google) If

NYT Takes Wordle TikTok•
23Mashable / 11h
TikTok has welcomed Wordle with open arms. The simple word puzzle game that captivated the internet , spawned numerous imitations , and got snatched up by the New York Times for a seven-figure payout, is the subject of a growing trend of people who post videos and livestreams of their games on TikTok. It's a natural pairing. Half the fun of playing Wordle is talking about it. Bragging about your

Spring is near which means it’s time for JetBlue’s Big Spring Sale, where one-way fares start as low as $34 for bookings made today only. The best availability is for flights departing from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK/EWR), but you can find domestic routes starting at just $34, along with international destinations, including to the Caribbean, for less than $300 round trip. Book ASAP because t

World Sleep Day tMSM•
The Military Sleep Method might sound tough but it’s designed to gently – and quickly – ease you into sleep within two to three minutes. An old technique used by soldiers, the military method for sleeping can actually be used by anybody and it’s a handy way to get back to sleep if you frequently wake in the night. However, like anything, it takes regular practice, but once you have the Military S

Tile Anti Scan Feature•
Mashable / 11h
By now, you're likely familiar with the horror stories featuring bad actors using Apple's AirTags to track, monitor, and outright stalk individuals. But this issue isn't unique to Apple's tracking device. In fact, well before the company even released AirTags, if a person wanted to track a lost item, they'd likely go with Tile. On Thursday, Tile announced the launch of its new anti-stalking featu

Lifehacker / 11h
Isn’t it wonderful when you make friends at your job? You can go out after work, commiserate about your shared experiences, and remain pals long after you’ve departed your company. But for as lovely as that is, there is a darker opposite situation: Sometimes, you absolutely hate a coworker. Read more...

23TechCrunch / 11h
Ben Tigner Contributor Ben Tigner is the co-founder and CEO of Overair . It’s likely that if you hadn’t previously heard of eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft), they might have made their way onto your radar last year. Between the billions of dollars in capital, SPACs and test flights, there were countless companies touting their newest developments and technological milestone

Russian Unprecedented•
300+Gizmodo / 11h
Ever since launching a horrific assault on Ukraine, things haven’t been going particularly well for Russia. The country and its invading horde have been condemned , blacklisted , thwacked by crippling sanctions , droned , blocked , and told to go fuck themselves. Now, to top it all off, Russia appears to also be getting… Read more...

Snap Anonymous Apps•
100+Engadget / 11h
Snap is taking more action against bullying and harassment on Snapchat . It will no longer allow anonymous messaging from third-party apps that hook into its platform. The company said that while most people used these features in "fun, engaging, and entirely appropriate ways," it acknowledged others might take advantage of anonymity "to engage in harmful behavior." From now on, third-party apps

The labor agency wants a federal judge to order changes there in the case of a fired worker before a union election starts next week.

Apple Studio Display•
Although Apple's new Studio Display is set to begin shipping out to customers, several news outlets have experienced issues with the giant display's built-in webcam . The iPhone maker's new 27-inch monitor starts at $1,599 (£1,499 / AU$2,499) and is designed to be used by creative professionals alongside the company's new Mac Studio . In addition to its 5K Retina display and high-fidelity six-spe

While enroute to Hawaii , we had a roughly nine our layover at LAX. We arrived at around 11PM from Tampa , and were departing the next morning at around 8AM to Honolulu. For our quick overnight we decided to book the Hyatt Regency LAX . I last stayed at this hotel when it was still the Concourse Hotel LAX , before it got the full Hyatt Regency branding. I’m happy to report that this is mostly a v

Gizmodo / 11h
Where is Matter, the smart home standard of the future? The specification still feels like a theory. It doesn’t help that there’s yet another delay on the horizon. Read more...

Netflix Password Sharing•
500+Futurism / 11h
End of an Era Pour one out, binge-watchers. Netflix has signaled that it’s going to start charging people who share their passwords with others outside their households. The streaming giant announced the move in a blog post on Wednesday. Once implemented, it’ll end 15 years of password sharing goodness between friends, family, and that roommate you had in college who loves “Arrested Development.”

27Ars Technica / 11h
Dinosaur Comics Enlarge / Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics , offers a step-by-step guide to becoming the next Lex Luthor in his new book, How To Take Over the World: Practical Schemes and Scientific Solutions for the Aspiring Supervillain . (credit: Ryan North, tweaked by Aurich Lawson) Are you a fan of superhero comics who identifies more with the Big Bad? Do you dream of riding around on

Lifehacker / 11h
I’ve always had a weird relationship with flexibility. My ankles bend so easily that I can sit in a deep squat as just a relaxing way to rest. I got into Olympic weightlifting without having to spend a single moment worrying about my shoulder mobility. And yet: I cannot touch my toes. Or at least I couldn’t until… Read more...

41Gizmodo / 12h
A historic cabin high up in Canada’s Yoho National Park is now slated for demolition, park officials said, because the rock and soil beneath it is eroding, putting the 100-year-old structure at risk of collapse. Read more...

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a classic TPG UK two-cabin comparison YouTube video on board Ireland’s flag carrier? The London to Dublin route is incredibly popular, with as many as 40 daily flights between the two cities. However, the experiences on these different flights vary greatly. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter .

SlashGear / 12h
Matter - the universal smart home connectivity standard - has been delayed until fall, and the reason behind the delay is somewhat surprising.

Elden Ring Software•
20TechCrunch / 12h
Elden Ring is the latest game in the storied tradition of punishing, mysterious titles by developer From Software, following fiercely loved hits like the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. I’ve wanted to love these games for a long time. I’ve followed the releases, watched precision speedruns and read treatises on their intricate level design. But something didn’t click. Not for lack of trying, so

Heineken Metaverse Beer•
Mashable / 12h
Heineken wants to have its metaverse beer and drink it, too. The brewer is the latest company, and second beer manufacturer , to jump on the metaverse bandwagon with its Thursday release of Heineken Silver — a "virtual beer" that the company insists is, yes, as dumb as it sounds. For starters, Heineken is quick to let everyone know, you definitely can't drink whatever this new thing is. "Our virt

Mashable / 12h
Save up to $30, plus get $10 for free: We understand that taxes aren't fun, but you still gotta do them. Through the end of March 17, TurboTax is up to 33% off at Amazon and comes with a free $10 Amazon gift card. You may not like it, but you only have about a month to file your 2021 taxes. So you might as well get something in return (besides your return) while you file from the comfort of your

Merlin Sony Jumanji•
Gizmodo / 12h
With its blend of fantasy, adventure, and gaming , Jumanji is a name brand that’s begging for its very own theme park. And now, it just might happen. Sony Pictures has teamed up with Merlin Entertainments to develop Jumanji theme park attractions in Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. Read more...

Lifehacker / 12h
One of the easiest ways to see if someone understands food is to ask them to make you a sandwich. A good sandwich is a balance of flavors and textures, and the best ones are made by people who have a good grasp on both. A sandwich is more than layers of meat and cheese between two slices of bread—it’s a holistic… Read more...

Netflix Resident Evil•
42Engadget / 12h
Fans of Resident Evil and the zombie apocalypse genre writ large can look forward to Netflix’s live-action reboot this summer. The streamer announced that the series — which takes place 14 years after a virus causes the apocalypse — will premiere on July 14th. The new show is not to be confused with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness , an anime adaptation of the survival horror video game that debu

23Gizmodo / 12h
Skies above Europe are murky this week, and many surfaces look as if they’ve been stained orange, after a huge plume of dust from the Sahara made its way north on March 15. Some ski slopes and snowy mountain peaks have begun to look like a creamsicle-themed winter wonderland or a landscape on Mars. Read more...

Enlarge (credit: AMD) When the PC industry's two biggest graphics card manufacturers aren't battling over benchmarks or chip-shortage woes, they've been fighting over a different sales pitch: boosting performance for older GPUs. And while Nvidia has nearly won that war, that success has come with an asterisk: its proprietary performance-boosting system, DLSS, requires relatively recent Nvidia har

Chase and United Airlines have had a close relationship for years. As part of that, they have several co-branded credit cards , and you can also transfer points from Ultimate Rewards to MileagePlus. The United SM Business Card is a popular business credit card that’s an excellent value for many small businesses, so in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the card. There has never been a be

Using your iPhone’s “Sound Check” feature, you can prevent your phone from blasting loud music in your ears. Here’s how the feature works and what you have to do to enable it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Maserati GranTurismo•
Maserati is doubling down on its electric car strategy. The Italian carmaker just announced a new “Folgore” EV range, starring the 2023 Folgore GranTurismo. It’s the first major step in Maserati’s campaign to electricity its entire lineup by 2025, and man, it’s flashy as all hell. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

iPad Air M1 2022 5•
Apple’s new M1-powered iPad Air is a thin, powerful, and truly versatile tablet that will probably let professionals down. I know, it can be confusing. The 10.9-inch slab features the exact same Apple Silicon M1 chip as the 11-inch iPad Pro . They even run at the same 3.20 GHz clock speed and are similarly backed by 8 GB of RAM. What you get on with an iPad Pro (M1) -ProMotion Technology -The Tru

200+Gizmodo / 12h
007 wants to know...What happened to Joe Biden’s All-Star Antitrust Team ? Read more...

Turkish Ukraine Ukrainian•
100+Wired / 12h
The maker of the lethal drone claims that it can identify targets using artificial intelligence.

29TechCrunch / 12h
The home fitness craze has, predictably, died down somewhat since the height of pandemic-fueled buying sprees. Category leader Peloton is smarting from gym reopenings (among lots of other things) in a major way. Still, connected fitness predates COVID-19, and it will (knock on wood) be here after the pandemic ends. Plenty of investors are still bullish on the category, which — like the work from

Meta Facebook Zefr•
TechCrunch / 12h
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, says it will begin testing new content tools designed to give advertisers control over where their ads are shown on Facebook and Instagram feeds, the company announced on Thursday. The tools will allow companies to prevent their ads from being placed next to unsuitable content, such as posts about politics, tragedy or violence. The company will begin testing the

TechCrunch / 12h
A nice secondary effect of writing this newsletter is getting an influx of responses when I write on a specific topic. Last week it was agtech. I expressed a bit of disappointment in the category. So many robotics firms have either failed or been acquired. That’s just kind of how it goes, here in robotics startupland, but there’s so much room for potential in the category. The seeds have been pla

Lifehacker / 12h
The 12-3-30 workout has taken over TikTok, which is a testament to the algorithm and a few influencers’ abilities to game it. It’s really just treadmill walking, with specific parameters and overblown promises. So let’s break down the pros, cons, and caveats—and make a plan for how to do a similar workout that makes… Read more...

75Futurism / 12h
Beat the House Looking for a good way to beat the odds at a casino? Developers seem to be working on an augmented reality (AR) filter that can help you win at poker. In the video showcasing the concept, you can see the AR layer displaying your likely win percentage based on your hand in a game of Texas Hold ‘Em. As the game progresses, the percentage increases or decreases based on how likely you

500+Futurism / 12h
When Stars Align The James Webb Telescope is now aligned and ready for action — which, in the case of this social media-famous spacecraft, includes taking selfies. After releasing the telescope’s first fully-aligned photo of a star — which was, naturally, incredible to behold — NASA also dropped a Webb “selfie” in such perfect focus that it looks more like a concept illustration than a photo at a

Any advocate for testing travelers entering the United States needs to articulate what benefit the testing provides now, why it's enough of a benefit to justify the restriction, and what condition needs to exist to remove the rule. No one has even tried to do that, because the testing rule isn't about protecting the country from Covid-19 (it cannot do that) it's about optics. Continue reading ..

94Gizmodo / 12h
What do you get a 25-year-old who isn’t a person but a specific programming block of content that’s mostly anime series? Why, more anime, of course. This is why Adult Swim has gifted Toonami two new sequels to FLCL , one of its most popular TV series since it debuted way back in 2003, in celebration of the brand’s 25th… Read more...

SlashGear / 12h
A popular wireless carrier teamed up with a luxury car manufacturer and these 5G-enabled cars are the result.