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GPU Nvidia GeForce•
Many of the popular graphics cards on the market have started to become more affordable in recent weeks, and while we've been anxiously expecting them to rise again at any moment, the downwards trend is continuing into March. Toms Hardware has tracked GPU prices on eBay across the last two generations of both Nvidia and AMD and found that every single model fell in price again in the first two we

100+Mashable / 3h
Use of the language learning app Duolingo has surged since the start of the war in Ukraine. According to a statement on Monday from CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn, Duolingo has seen a 485 percent increase in the number of users learning Ukrainian. The increase, which was reported in Morning Brew on Wednesday, is global, but is mostly coming from the U.S., the location of the majority of its user

Enlarge / The 2022 iPad Air. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple's latest iPad refresh is minor on the surface, but there's a big step forward inside. The new iPad Air refresh is mainly about two things: the M1 chip and 5G. Apart from those changes, the new tablet is very similar to its 2020 predecessor. Those two things are probably not enough to make upgrading from the 2020 model worth it, but thanks t

Enlarge / A VW employee assembles an ID.3 electric vehicle at the VW factory in Dresden in 2021. (credit: Volkswagen) Any hopes that the auto industry's supply chain shortages were easing up appear to be comprehensively dashed this week. In Europe, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused BMW and Volkswagen to halt production at a number of their factories. And an outbreak of COVID-19 in China has

The World of Hyatt Credit Card ( review ) and World of Hyatt Business Credit Card ( review ) are Hyatt’s two co-branded credit cards. There are a variety of benefits to having both of these cards, and in addition to published benefits we sometimes see promotions for cardmembers. We’ve just seen one such offer introduced. Save on World of Hyatt rewards at Thompson Those with either the personal or

Gizmodo / 3min
Longtime comic book nerd Nicolas Cage is always game for starring in a superhero movie. Although he was in two Ghost Rider films and the first Kick-Ass movie, he never got to play the Man of Steel in the ill-fated Superman Lives way back in the ‘90s, which means he’s yet to be in a DC movie . Cage knows which new… Read more...

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After much confusion surrounding Vietnam ‘s reopening to international travelers on Tuesday, travelers are officially welcomed back to the Asian nation as of March 16, according to the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Entry protocols: Pre-departure COVID-19 test and visa Tourists are once again allowed to enter Vie

Editor’s note : This post has been updated with new information. When the United Kingdom initially banned Russian airline Aeroflot from its airspace in late February, Moscow quickly responded to what it called the “unfriendly” move by barring all U.K. airlines from Russian airspace. Relations with Russian aviation authorities have since deteriorated — not only with the U.K, but most European and

Engadget / 9min
Astronomers can breathe a little easier. NASA has confirmed the James Webb Space Telescope has passed checks and tests verifying its optical performance following a "fine phasing" alignment on March 11th. There also aren't any critical problems or detectable blockages. Optical systems are performing "at, or above, expectations," NASA said. The fine phasing corrected alignment errors by using opti

Lifehacker / 10min
Who owns the corporations that contribute to climate change, engage in appalling labor practices, and test products on animals? You probably do. Read more...

Other Wordle tips - How to win at Wordle every day - No, Wordle isn't getting harder - Games like Wordle Another day, another irksome Wordle conundrum. Like puzzle #265 before it, today’s Wordle is proving a particularly tricky beast for players around the world to reckon with – but not for the same reasons as its predecessor. Once again, TechRadar spoke to Dr Matthew Voice, an Assistant Professo

App Store Russia Ukraine•
The Google Play Store is reportedly littered with trojans and malware -infected apps that are stealing sensitive information, and money, from unsuspecting victims. Cybersecurity researchers from Dr. Web recently analyzed the state of the mobile app store, and found that the number of trojanized apps (seemingly legitimate applications, carrying trojans either directly within code, or by means of “

Xbox Controller GameSir•
If you look around in the gaming scene long enough, you’re going to find that a lot of folks have their own special hardware that they swear up and down makes them better at the b est PC games . One of the advantages of using a gaming PC over something like a PS5 or an Xbox is that you have total flexibility in the peripherals and accessories you use with them. And while controllers, gamepads – w

gameraboy2 : At the Butt End of a Rainbow and Other Irish Tales by Claire Warner Livesey, 1970

Psychedelic drugs have long been touted as possible treatments for mental-health disorders like depression and PTSD. But very little is really known about what these substances actually do to our brains—and it can be hard to find out. Understanding how they work could help unlock their potential. Some scientists are using AI to figure it out. A team at McGill University in Montreal used natural l

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. When the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card first launched in 2010, it looked very different than the Venture we know and love today. The now-familiar $95-annual-fee card earned 2 miles per dollar on all purchases, which could be redeemed for travel at 1 cent apiece. That formula has won it accolades for simplicity and value . T

Engadget / 33min
Immortality , the latest game from Her Story and Telling Lies creator Sam Barlow, is set to hit Xbox Series consoles, Game Pass and PC this summer. Like its predecessors, Immortality is shot in full-motion video and uses interactive cinematic scenes as a main mechanic. However, unlike the previous games, Immortality has a distinct horror vibe, not just psychological thrill. The game is broken int

Chase points are very valuable. I had a strong seven figure balance and yet I look to accumulate them whenever I can - whether via initial bonuses or by putting as much spending as possible that earns double or triple points or more. And I'm careful about them because of their usefulness. You can spend them directly for travel, use the 'pay yourself back' feature for statement credits, or you can

TechCrunch / 35min
You’d think that synchronizing the clocks across a fleet of modern servers is a solved problem, but it’s actually quite a hard challenge to solve, especially if you want to get to nanosecond accuracy. This also means that it remains an axiom in computer science that you should never build a system based on clock time. , which is announcing a $21 million Series A funding round today,

Google Docs Emails Gmail•
TechCrunch / 35min
Google is introducing a new feature in Google Docs that aims to make it easier to collaborate on an email draft, the company announced on Wednesday. The new Google Docs email draft template lets users draft emails and then export them to Gmail. The launch is part of Google’s Smart Canvas push that leverages the “@ menu,” which lets users quickly perform actions. T he email draft template can be a

Howard Bethesda Starfield•
A new Starfield developer video has been released and it touches on the development team's ambitions for several elements of the game, including its factions, its companions and its NPCs. Titled ‘Made For Wanderers’, the five-minute behind-the-scenes video features a discussion between Game Director Todd Howard, Design Director Emil Pagliarulo, Lead Quest Designer Will Shen and Lead Artist Istvan

SlashGear / 36min
With the new 720S, iconic British carmaker McLaren sticks to what has made the car great rather than making changes for the sake of change.

SlashGear / 36min
The first iPad Air (2022) reviews are out, with mixed results for one of Apple's most affordable tablets. One thing's for sure: M1 makes a big difference.

SlashGear / 36min
With the successful alignment of its 18 hexagonal segments, the Webb team now knows they built the right telescope.

How-To Geek / 39min
If you need assistance managing your Facebook page, you can add people as admins so they can start helping you. It’s easy to do this on Facebook on both desktop and mobile, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Lifehacker / 39min
March brings plenty of things to celebrate—more daylight, warming weather, Women’s History Month, Pi Day, apparently college basketball is a thing? For many of us, it’s the month we can again start to imagine weekend getaways and rooftop cocktails. March 17—St. Patrick’s Day—is one of the first true party days of the… Read more...

Netflix Zelensky SP•
Engadget / 41min
Before he gained widespread acclaim for his leadership of Ukraine following Russia's invasion, president Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a famous actor and comedian. He starred in a satirical comedy series called Servant of the People , which is now once again available to view on Netflix in the US. You asked and it’s back! Servant of the People is once again available on Netflix in The US. The 2015 sati

Medieval II TWMII TW•
Engadget / 41min
One of the classics of the real-time strategy genre is coming to mobile devices. On April 7th, Sega will release Total War: Medieval II on Android and iOS, the company announced today. First released on PC back in 2006, Medieval II allows players to control one of 17 factions in a campaign to build a Middle Ages empire. As with other entries in Creative Assembly’s long-running Total War series ,

Engadget / 41min
Only a month after revealing the Pro Cinema LS12000 laser projector , Epson is bringing much of the same tech to a cheaper model. The Home Cinema LS11000 4K PRO-UHD also uses multi-array laser diodes as the light source (which Epson says will last for up to 20,000 hours), as well as pixel-shifting technology and a three-chip LCD system. The company claims its precision shift glass plate can refra

Slack iPad Two Apple•
Engadget / 41min
Slack has furnished its iPad app with a much-needed update . The highlight of the release is a redesigned interface that introduces a two-column layout to the app. If you’re already familiar with the desktop version of Slack, you know what to expect. You have access to a sidebar that allows you to quickly access different channels and direct messages, with the content of those conversations appea

Instacart TikTok SR•
Engadget / 41min
Ever see recipe on TikTok and wish you could quickly buy all the necessary ingredients online? You just might. Instacart has introduced "Shoppable Recipes" that help you snap up ingredients when you see a meal on TikTok and supporting websites. Tap a button and Instacart will both find the needed in-stock items as well as help you arrange delivery. You could spot a dinner idea in the afternoon an

Engadget / 41min
Students using Google Classroom won't have to wait until a test to know how well they understand a concept. Google has previewed an upcoming "practice sets" feature in Classroom that lets teachers gauge progress through automatically graded assignments. Pupils can see real-time feedback on their answers, and can ask for hints through explainers and videos. Teachers, meanwhile, will know which stu

Engadget / 41min
Dr. Eugene Parker, a pioneer in the field of heliophysics , has died at the age of 94. In the 1950s, Parker developed a theory that predicted solar winds. As NASA notes , Parker pushed the field forward throughout his career, "advancing ideas that addressed the fundamental questions about the workings of our Sun and stars throughout the universe." Heliophysics centers on the physics of the Sun an

Engadget / 41min
For many people, the first thing they do when they start planning a new trip is to seek inspiration in travel guides, blogs and documentaries. It’s safe to say a podcast probably isn’t top of mind when you start daydreaming about your next escape. But iHeartRadio wants to change that . It’s launching PodGuides , a platform that curates podcasts designed to inspire your next trip. When you visit t

Engadget / 41min
It’s new-phone season again, between all the announcements at Mobile World Congress last month and the inevitable release of new iPhones and Pixels looming in the fall. Which means you'll be faced with a hard choice: upgrade or stick it out another year with your current device. The annual cycle of new flagship handset releases can be a little tough on your wallet, though, which is why you might

Barcelona Spotify CN•
Engadget / 41min
FC Barcelona might be one of the most famous names in soccer, but the club is in bad financial shape . So much so, it couldn't afford to hang on to talisman Lionel Messi, who moved to Paris St Germain last summer. Overall, Barcelona is in debt to the tune of well over $1 billion . The club’s dire finances are being somewhat alleviated, though, with the help of a new sponsor: Spotify . The audio s

Engadget / 41min
The first day of spring is right around the corner and if you're looking for some help cleaning up your home, a robot vacuum could do the trick. Even better if you can snag one with self-emptying features, which allow you to basically ignore the robo-vac until you have to clean the base once every month or so. One of our favorites, the Shark AI Robot Vacuum with Base , is $150 off right now at Am

Engadget / 41min
Robot vacuums have come a long way over the past few years. They’re smarter, more powerful and (marginally) better at avoiding chair legs than they ever were before, and you don’t have to shell out as much money to get one either. There are also many more robo-vacs available now than there once were, so deciding which to buy isn’t as simple as choosing the latest model from the biggest brand. We

Engadget / 41min
TV broadcasters are trying all sorts of new tactics to spice up live coverage, including some truly wild things for sports. The NFL made games kid friendly with Nickelodeon-style slime cannons , for example. For tonight's NBA matchup between the Mavericks and Nets, ESPN is trying something with more universal appeal. The network says that for the first time ever, 3D volumetric video will be used

Tesla Shanghai Two Days•
Engadget / 41min
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai factory for two days, according to a notice sent internally and to suppliers, as China tightens COVID restrictions to curb the country's latest outbreak. The Shanghai factory runs around the clock, and suppliers and Tesla staff were told on Wednesday in the notice, reviewed by Reuters, that production would be suspended for Wedne

Google Docs Emails Gmail•
Engadget / 41min
Google might come to your rescue the next time you need to write a carefully-worded email. The company is rolling out a Google Docs update that lets Workspace and legacy G Suite users collaborate on Gmail drafts. Open the email draft template (Insert > Building Blocks > Email draft) and your colleagues can comment or make suggestions. You won't always need to know recipients' email addresses, eit

Engadget / 41min
Aesthetics is what happens when our brains interact with content and go, “ooh pretty, give me more of that please.” Whether it’s a starry night or The Starry Night , the sound of a scenic seashore or the latest single from Megan Thee Stallion , understanding how the sensory experiences that scintillate us most deeply do so has spawned an entire branch of philosophy studying art, in all its forms,

ESPN SharePlay FaceTime•
Engadget / 41min
You won't have to invite friends over to share an ESPN sports stream . The network has added SharePlay support to the ESPN app for iOS and iPadOS, letting US viewers watch live and on-demand programming with up to 31 other people. Everyone watching will need either ESPN (via TV Everywhere) or ESPN+ access, but it might be worthwhile to share an exciting shot or questionable referee call in the he

Meta FC Instagram Parental•
Engadget / 41min
Meta is introducing new “parental supervision” features for Instagram and virtual reality. The update will be available first for Instagram, which has faced a wave of scrutiny for its impact on teens and children, with new parental controls coming to Quest headsets over the next few months. On Instagram, the controls will be part of a new “Family Center,” where parents can set time limits and acc

Apple iPad Air 2022 M1•
Engadget / 41min
Just a few days before Apple announced the 2022 iPad Air , rumors started swirling that it wouldn’t be powered by the expected A15 Bionic processor that’s in the iPad mini and iPhone 13 lineup. No, it would get an M1, the same chip found in a host of Macs and the iPad Pro, devices that cost a lot more than the iPad Air. At the time, I didn’t put much stock into this rumor; the iPad Air and 11-inc

Red Bull Plane Swap•
Engadget / 41min
Skydivers Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington will attempt a feat that has never been done before (and likely for good reason): The two cousins and professional daredevils will each fly their own Cessna 182 “experimental aircraft” to an elevation of 14,000 feet, simultaneously pitch the planes into a vertical nosedive and then proceed to leap into each other's' respective aircraft. Hulu will be lives

Apple Foxconn Shenzhen•
Engadget / 41min
Foxconn, which is perhaps most known for assembling Apple's devices in its factories, has partially restarted operations in Shenzhen. The company closed its factories in the city a few days ago after the government imposed new lockdowns and restrictions in an effort to curb the country's worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years. According to Bloomberg , two of Foxconn's campuses in Shenzhen, one of w

Chipotle Tortilla MR•
Engadget / 41min
Kitchen robots are making more than just sliders and pizzas . Chipotle is testing Chippy, a version of Miso Robotics' arm-based automaton (already in use at White Castle) customized to make tortilla chips. The bot not only knows how to replicate Chipotle's recipe, but is smart enough to add "subtle variations" to keep things interesting — you might get a little more lime or salt. The test is curr

Gizmodo / 45min
In just a single season, MAPPA’s adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen managed to have one of the best debuts in recent years, with a highly anticipated second season due next year. That success has now been translated into the upcoming U.S. theatrical release of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 , a prequel that aims to provide a new viewpoint… Read more...

TechCrunch / 50min
Search is hard, but even the decent tools developed by Google, Microsoft and others can’t seem to get it right when it comes to navigating the thousands of documents and ideas trapped in enterprise and government databases. Agolo is making a specialty of it, however, using intelligent summaries to get a foot in the door with feds — and raise a couple million to keep building, too. We last talked

Diablo 2: Resurrected is available as a free trial on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, but only for a limited time. The trial lets you play up to three hours of the remastered version of Blizzard’s classic action RPG, and is live now until March 21. It gives you access to all of the game’s player classes and as much content as you can get through within the limited playtime. Any progress you make in

Elden Ring’s Pot Boys became internet stars well before the game even launched. The stout anthropomorphic amphora tickled the fancy of fans when they appeared in the game’s trailers, and players have been excitedly tracking down the rotund receptacles since first setting foot in the Lands Between. Not content with merely admiring them from afar, talking to the friendly Pot Boys they meet on their

Tesla Employee YouTube FSD•
Enlarge / A Tesla with Full Self-Driving enabled, a moment before hitting a bollard in San Jose. (credit: AI Addict ) Ex-Tesla employee John Bernal says he was fired for posting YouTube videos about Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta . He had been creating the videos for about a year. Bernal says that Tesla also cut off his access to the FSD beta in the 2021 Tesla Model 3 that he owns. The firi

Elden Ring Bosses Two•
You can now watch Elden Ring's two toughest bosses go head-to-head thanks to a bloodthirsty modder. Malenia the Severed goes up against General Radahn in a lore encapsulating bout for the ages – who are you putting your money on? The canonically appropriate Elden Ring clash was created by YouTuber Garden of Eyes . The Goddess of Rot is taking on the Starscourge in a three-round match with a cheek

NASA Webb Telescope•
58Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge / With better alignment, the test star has been joined by a whole host of background stars and galaxies. (credit: NASA/STScI ) Today, NASA announced that it has successfully completed two further steps to align the mirrors of the Webb telescope. The resulting performance indicates that Webb will meet or exceed its design goals. "So far, we're finding that the performance is as good [as] o

If you live in an older home, drafty windows are often a problem. Rather than replacing them—at an average of $850 per window—you can use window inserts to help fix the problem, save you 50% on installation costs, and lower your energy usage (and bills) over the long term. Read more...

SlashGear / 1h
OLED is still a rarity on laptops, but ASUS has two new Zenbook options - one a notebook, the other a convertible - that each boast a 2.8K screen

Google Chronicle Context•
Google’s Chronicle security analytics tool has been updated to provide analysts with more context for each individual alert. The company hopes that this update means users should be able to track potentially hazardous situations faster, more precisely, and with less alert fatigue. Announcing the news in a blog post , Google Product Architect Mike Hom, and Engineering Lead, Travis Lanham said the

Things are pretty rosy for Formula 1 fans right now. A week after Drive to Survive returned to Netflix and pre-season testing got underway in Bahrain, Sky looks set to broadcast the first Grand Prix of the year in glorious High Dynamic Range ( HDR ). John Archer, TechRadar TV reviewing-regular and reporter for Forbes , recently reported on a tip suggesting the UK broadcaster would be debuting 4K

Gizmodo / 1h
Russian developers are preparing to launch their own photo-sharing Instagram clone less than a week after government officials placed Meta’s app behind a digital Iron Curtain that shut the majority of social media out. Read more...

While Delta SkyMiles isn’t my favorite mileage currency, one of the things I do appreciate about SkyMiles is that the program has a higher “floor” value for miles than American and United. That’s to say that you can potentially “cash-out” SkyMiles toward the cost of a ticket (or a variety of other purchases with Delta) at a better rate than you could with AAdvantage and MileagePlus. This is all t

Access to broadband is a must-have in today’s remote workplace, yet there are many places still where high-speed internet is unavailable, inconsistent, or overpriced. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission was assigned a job in last year’s Infrastructure Act: to improve this ongoing issue and “eliminate digital discrimination.” The agency has just begun the process of doing so and now’s your

FTC CafePress 2019•
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed a settlement that will fine the former owner of U.S. custom clothing and merchandise retailer CafePress $500,000 for attempting to cover up a 2019 data breach that exposed the sensitive data of millions of users. Hackers breached CafePress’ servers in February 2019 and subsequently published the personal information of more than 23 million users on k

It’s long known that the legal profession has not embraced technology as quickly as other industries. As a result, there are a number of legal tech startups eager to not only help lawyers, but automate some of the processes bogged down by pen and paper. Here, we take a look at two companies that recently secured funding, Justpoint and New Era ADR, to see their approaches. Justpoint Victor Bornste

SlashGear / 1h
The Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera is touted to be Microsoft's first AI-driven camera hardware.

NASA Webb Telescope•
400+Futurism / 1h
In Full Focus NASA has released a stunning new image taken by its James Webb Space Telescope that shows a star fully in focus, surrounded by a dizzying vista of galaxies. “We have the highest resolution infrared images taken from space ever,” said Scott Acton, a wavefront sensing and controls scientist working on the telescope, in a video accompanying the announcement . The “telescope performed b

Pentaverate Myers Netflix•
Mashable / 1h
If you had "Mike Myers made a spin-off to his 1993 comedy So I Married An Axe Murderer " on your 2022 bingo card, well, you have an oddly specific 2022 bingo card. But also, bingo! Netflix just dropped a trailer for The Pentaverate , which, as Mashable's own Alex Perry sharply observed via Slack, is a conceptual riff on a joke from the almost 30-year-old movie. Now I could explain the premise as

During the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, millions of people have become IDPs (internally displaced people) or refugees fleeing to border countries. During this time, the smartphone has taken on an enormously significant role. Not only has the world been given a window into the terrible events in the country via smartphone footage, but with today’s smartphone being a highly sophisticated communic

Microsoft Teams 365•
Microsoft has provided an update on a number of upcoming features for its suite of productivity and collaboration software , designed to help support the demands of hybrid working . In conjunction with its latest Work Trend Index report , Microsoft has clarified the release windows for new facilities spanning Microsoft Teams , Outlook and other services, on which TechRadar Pro has previously repo

To change your iPhone’s IP address, you can either request your router to get you a new IP or manually assign a specific IP address to your phone. We’ll show you both ways to do the task. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

McLaren Google Android•
McLaren Racing and Google have teamed up for a major multi-year partnership to have Google’s most popular products plastered on Formula 1 cars and the pit crew running Android devices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

None of us is superhuman: As much as we try to memorize every talking point or every question, we can’t work at our best without the occasional reference. Still, it seems more impressive, especially on video calls, if we never need to look away from the camera when interviewing or giving a presentation. The solution,… Read more...

29Gizmodo / 1h
We’ve all been there. A dart blaster battle erupts in the office and you’re too busy with emails or spreadsheets to reach for a weapon to return fire. The solution, as Adam Savage demonstrates in the latest Tested video, is to build yourself a dart-blasting helmet that unleashes a torrent of foam projectiles wherever… Read more...

Microsoft Windows Explorer•
21Ars Technica / 1h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica ) Windows 11 testers are regularly finding new Windows 11 features that Microsoft wasn't ready to show anyone yet. Sometimes that means digging up a new Task Manager or tabs for the File Explorer . And sometimes it means finding advertisements for other Microsoft products as you browse your own locally stored files. Microsoft MVP Florian Beaubois foun

Google Seven Years•
Enlarge Google Domains is officially out of beta after a whopping seven years. Some Google products start up (and shut down ) at a breathtaking pace, but Domains got an old-school, multi-year-long beta, just like in the early days of Gmail. Domains launched to everyone in the US in 2015 and has since expanded to support 26 countries. Google Domains is a simple service that lets you buy a domain,

Gizmodo / 2h
When Harley Quinn co-creator Patrick Schumacher announced that a spin-off about a bar full of supervillains was in the works at this year’s SXSW, he dropped another bit of news about the third season of the hit animated series: namely, that T he Suicide Squad movie and Peacemaker TV series writer and director James Gunn Read more...

30TechCrunch / 2h
Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How long does it take to get International Entrepreneur Parol

Microsoft Teams 365•
Some Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to join calls without other attendees knowing as part of a system-wide security update. The video conferencing platform is set to receive a new feature that allows select Teams users to access meetings in higher-level cloud tiers, such as those used by government agencies, without needing to go through repeated checks. An entry on the official Microsof

We’ve written before about things that are often housed on kitchen counters (like piles of paper, olive oil, and cookbooks) that can, and probably should, be tucked away to extend their lifespan and reduce clutter. Read more...

Let’s be honest: After watching “Emily in Paris,” you’re probably fantasizing about a trip to the City of Light. Although Paris is home to some of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world, you can find a plethora of points hotels where having hotel points and elite status will really pay off. But with a range of highly regarded accommodation options available, including the pricey Par

Hand videos by the food entertainment site Tasty reshaped the internet. The question now is what’s next.

SlashGear / 2h
When Mitsubishi sold a 15% stake of their company to Chrysler, the race was on to create a classic crossover vehicle the world has since forgotten.

23Mashable / 2h
It's always interesting to find elements of truth in the fictional storylines that grace our TV screens. Downton Abbey fans will love this yarn about Lady Mary's skeleton in the closet, which happened during Season 1 of the beloved period drama. During episode 1 of the new official Downton Abbey rewatch podcast from Focus Features, creator and writer Julian Fellowes revealed he borrowed a true st

Mashable / 2h
Pillows are not one-size-fits-all. Anyone who's ever purchased a $3 pillow from the bin at Target on the basis that it was $3 probably found that out the hard way. Sorry about your neck, pal. For side sleepers, "I think I slept on my neck wrong" is a very real thing that could be causing neck pain in the morning — but not in the awkward, twisted, contortionist way that everyone pictures. In reali

Asian Murder Hornets Sex•
61Futurism / 2h
Horny Hornets Like Bugs Bunny dressing up like a lady to trick Elmer Fudd , scientists have discovered that sex can be used to lure giant invasive hornets into traps. The researchers, who published their findings in the journal Current Biology , created a synthetic sex pheromone to attract the male Vespa mandarinia — known more sensationally as “murder hornets” — and capture them in traps that al

Microsoft Windows FE•
50Futurism / 2h
More Ads There’s a chance Microsoft may stuff ads into Windows File Explorer — you know, the file manager that you use to access your files? It’s the last thing we need: intrusive advertising distracting us from getting our work done, and on software that we paid dearly for. While testing out the latest build of Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system, a renowned Windows tinkerer who goes by the

heaveninawildflower : Decorative front cover and illustrations taken from ‘The Ferns of Great Britain’ by Charles Johnson. Published 1859 by H.G. Bohn. Wellcome Library.

SlashGear / 2h
The European Space Agency has some ideas for exploring beyond the lunar surface.

I’m making an effort to write as many trip reports as possible . I just wrapped up the report for our journey to Oman , so it’s time for the review of a trip we took just a few days later, to Hawaii. This will be a relatively short series, but should (hopefully) have some interesting flight and hotel reviews. Why we decided to travel to Hawaii Ford and I both love Hawaii. I know it’s cliche, but

26TechCrunch / 2h
The venture capital market is retreating somewhat from its aggressive 2021 pace, new data indicates. According to data collected by Carta , a unicorn startup that provides equity management and other services to private companies, round sizes from the Series A to C stages in the United States are in decline, while valuations attached to those deals are also falling. For investors hunting for a de

This week’s How-To Geek Deals are all about productivity. Give your video conferences a boost with a powerful HD webcam by Anker, keep your phone juiced up with a very affordable wireless charging stand by Belkin, and get more done at work with a triple PC monitor stand by HUANUO. Let’s dive in! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Your coffee has gone cold, but you need a caffeine fix. Like most people, you probably head to your microwave for a quick reheat. However, the process leaves your coffee tasting weird and stale, so is there a better way? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Researchers have long used imaging technology to try to understand mental-health ailments. But with relatively few participants, such studies may not be producing valid findings.

I was embarrassingly old before I understood the meaning of different fits in men’s jeans and pants, but after years of trial and error, I’m here to share what I’ve learned. Read more...

21Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / The hardware that slows down antiprotons so they can be used in these sorts of experiments. (credit: CERN ) In Wednesday's issue of Nature, a new paper describes a potentially useful way of measuring the interactions between normal matter and exotic particles, like antiprotons and unstable items like kaons or elements containing a strange quark. The work is likely to be useful, as we st

Google Chromebooks•
Enlarge / Google shared this image during its Games Developer Summit keynote yesterday. (credit: Google ) Google yesterday said that the "Steam on Chrome OS" alpha had launched, but it turns out that Steam on Chromebooks isn't actually ready for testing. During the Google for Games developer summit keynote yesterday, Google product director Greg Hartrell said , "The Steam alpha just launched, mak

100+Gizmodo / 2h
Disney’s inability to quickly address the company’s involvement in funding legislators involved with Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill has seen plenty of internal and external dissatisfaction with the House of Mouse. But now, things are slowly starting to change—if not nearly enough. Read more...

What I always hated most about winter was how early it got dark. It would be dark before I left work in the evening. Work from home solved that for me long before it did for most other people but I still hated changing the clocks. Airlines hate it even more, because of how it messes with their schedules. Continue reading ...

Returnal Ascension•
Housemarque has released an extended gameplay preview of Returnal’s upcoming free expansion Ascension , focusing on its new Tower of Sisyphus game mode. The 18-minute video (watch it below) is a deep dive into the upcoming endless mode and features game director Harry Krueger and narrative director Gregory Louden walking us through a run of the ascending gauntlet. You'll fight your way up the flo

Nvidia, IBM, and researchers have a plan to make the lives of those working in machine learning a bit easier: connecting GPUs directly to SSDs. Detailed in a research paper , the idea is called Big accelerator Memory (BaM) and involves connecting GPUs directly to large amounts of SSD storage, helping unwind a bottleneck for ML training and other intensive tasks. "BaM mitigates the I/O traffic amp

Russia’s war in Ukraine is hitting the aircraft leasing industry hard, upending the internationally agreed-upon norms of aircraft financing. Russian airlines lease around 500 aircraft from foreign companies. A law signed this week by Russian president Vladimir Putin allows these carriers to continue to operate these aircraft on domestic flights, even after the lessors cancel the leases, according

Vaccine COVID-19 2•
Gizmodo / 2h
The next generation of potential vaccines for HIV are set to be tested in humans. This week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health launched an early clinical trial that will track the safety of three experimental HIV vaccines, all being developed by Moderna and based on its mRNA technology, the same platform used for… Read more...

The Universal Control feature has arrived with macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4. Universal Control lets you combine your Mac and iPad into a unified system, controlled by a single keyboard and mouse with limited drag-and-drop features. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Being one of the most popular music streaming services means that many people rely on Spotify each and every day. However, several users have noticed the Spotify app no longer works on select car stereos, and it’s because the company removed support and is killing the option. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It may not be the most celebrated game, but Golden Tee 3D Golf is one of the most addictive arcade machines you’ll ever find in a sports bar. It’s even the subject of intense competitions with six-figure prizes! And now, you can own a Golden Tee 3D Golf cabinet for just $700. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Stories of generational conflict are nothing new, in film, TV, or human history, but especially once the 1950s rolled around and American kids suddenly became a demographic worth marketing to (right around the time James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause made teen angst mainstream), the generation gap itself became a… Read more...

SlashGear / 3h
FromSoftware and Bandai Namco's offering has managed some impressive sales.

Linux Raspberry Pi•
There are hundreds of thousands of Linux and Raspberry Pi devices connected to the internet right now, protected by nothing more than the default password . In possession of these default passwords, cybercriminals are using numerous automated bots to scan for vulnerable devices. Once they find them, planting malware becomes relatively easy. These are the findings of a new threat report from Bulle

200+The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page with limited-time welcome offers to consider each month, so you can bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. Credit card sign-up bonuses and welcome offers are the quickest and easiest way to rake in lots of points and miles, so we regularly update the roundup of our favorite current offers in our best credit cards guide. But to help

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $60: As of March 16, the FlexiSpot electric standing desk is $239.99 — 20% off its original price of $299.99. Change its height on the fly and improve your posture and comfort while you're working from home. In 2022, a lot of employers and workers have become more comfortable with the idea of making their work-from-home life permanent. If that's you, we suggest investing a little time (and m

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $100: Amazon has the Apple AirPods Max on sale for only $449 as of March 16. That's 18% off their suggested retail price of $549. We've stumbled upon so many good Apple deals in the wake of the company's "Peek Performance" keynote event last week, it's about time the AirPods Max got in on the action, too. As of March 16, you could grab a pair of Tim Cook's premium headphones on sale from Ama

32TechCrunch / 3h
On April 6 TechCrunch is hosting a special episode of TechCrunch Live centered on Austin, Texas. We hope you can join us. The episode, like every TechCrunch Live episode, is streamed live and is programmed to help founders build better venture-backed businesses. The extended episode will feature a pitch deck tear down with The Zebra, a talk with venture capitalists actively writing checks and a p

22TechCrunch / 3h
Realizing the vision of deploying commercial fleets of safe, fully autonomous robotaxis continues to be a steep, winding road. Google’s self-driving project — launched in 2009 and renamed Waymo in 2016 — triggered a flood of AV tech development. Yet, until recently, the vast majority of autonomous vehicles have been in test mode, with a human driver behind the wheel. It’s been a long journey to t

300+The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Keeping track of the latest hotel bonuses can be difficult — especially if you’re juggling points and elite status with multiple programs. With that in mind, this guide covers current promotions across the major hotel chains. You can bookmark this page for regularly updated offers, links and other information about y

Futurism / 3h
The best electric scooters offer more than just a fun way for kids to commute to their best friend’s house on a Saturday afternoon. These machines are green alternatives for those who’d like to ditch their gas-guzzling car for a more economical way to make the daily commute. Electric scooters come in a broad range of types, ranging from kids scooters that are limited to safer speeds of 10 miles p

99Futurism / 3h
It looks like the drama is finally over — at least for now. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly said that he “backed off” his bitter feud with Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s space program Roscosmos, after the agency sent him and other former astronauts an email warning that the feuding was “ damaging” to operations aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The email, which was seen by CNN , offe

Apple iPad Air 2022 M1•
I’ve been testing and using every Apple iPad since the very first one launched a dozen years ago. At the time, I started my examination with a 24-hour live blog . Now with a new Apple iPad Air, I thought it would be fun to revisit that concept. The first 24-to-36 hours with any gadget can tell you a lot about it. Join me on this journey as I dig into Apple’s fifth-generation iPad Air, a tablet th

James Months Google•
Few today won’t agree that sustainability is important not only to the future of the planet and society but to business practices as well. And approaches are evolving beyond designing products to be used as long as possible. “If we’re going to design a product or use a product, we’re thinking from the very first moment what happens afterwards,” says Corey Glickman, vice president and head of the

Google Docs Emails Gmail•
Google has added a new feature to its word processing software, Docs, that it hopes will make collaborating on important business emails easier than ever. The office software will now offer a new email template that allows users to draft messages in Google Docs but also see how they would be portrayed as a Gmail email before sending. Typing @email in the web version of Google Docs will now launch

Apple iPhone 14 Pro•
We’ve been hearing for a while now that design changes will be coming to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, but the latest leak suggests the changes might not be quite as big as we’d previously heard. 91Mobiles has shared CAD (computer-aided design) renders of the iPhone 14 Pro which supposedly come from industry sources, and they show a phone that, from the front, looks a lot like previous

Gizmodo / 3h
Scientists were able to capture never-before-recorded data on the behavior of the elusive American black swift bird. Among other things, they confirmed that the birds spend nearly all their time flying when not breeding and that they likely rely on moonlight to help them hunt. The team also managed to record them… Read more...

42Wired / 3h
If you’re anything like me, you’re looking for every way to stay focused until Friday. Noise-canceling headphones (and other gadgets) just might help.

SharePlay FaceTime•
A few months after making the feature available to Disney+ users , Disney is now rolling out Apple’s SharePlay co-viewing experience for FaceTime to its ESPN app’s users. The feature will allow U.S. users who are either ESPN+ streaming service subscribers or logging in with their TV Everywhere credentials to co-view live sports and ESPN+ original content in sync with friends while on a FaceTime c

In order to have a productive, fulfilling, long-term relationship, there are many things we need to be aware of. Our own triggers and emotional baggage, our partner’s needs and love language, and how we speak to one another, especially when conflict arises. Our partner’s words may ring in our ears and weigh on our… Read more...

Adding numbers together in Microsoft Excel is a basic calculation that can use the SUM function. What if you want to add those values but only if they meet certain conditions? This is when the SUMIF function comes in. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

An expensive webcam doesn’t guarantee a high-quality video feed. In fact, lighting and other accessories are often the key to capturing a “professional” live video. So, why is Microsoft selling an $800 webcam? Has the company lost its mind? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

American Express and Hilton have four co-branded credit cards , and several weeks ago the welcome offers for three of these cards were improved considerably. These are by far the best bonuses I ever recall seeing on these cards, as they include both bonus points and free night reward certificates. Let’s go over the details of these incredible offers. Hilton Honors Amex cards get free night welcom

Universal Control iPad•
Mashable / 3h
Now that Apple's macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 are here and available to everyone, it's time to check out one of the coolest new features they've brought us: Universal Control. Originally announced with the launch of macOS Monterey in June 2021, it took a while for Universal Control to actually become available to end users. It's a feature that allows you to seamlessly control several Macs and iPads

SlashGear / 3h
The plucky helicopter was initially pegged for five flights and just finished its 21st.

SentinelOne AN Attivo•
Security companies typically start by focusing on one particular problem, but the biggest ones like Palo Alto Networks, FireEye and Symantec have shifted to a horizontal approach, typically gaining functionality over time through acquisition. SentinelOne , which went public last June , appears to be taking a similar tack, and yesterday the company announced it is acquiring Attivo Networks for $61

Chinese China Wednesday•
Shares of U.S.-listed Chinese companies, and especially technology concerns, are ripping higher this morning. Driving the day’s trading were comments from Chinese government official Liu He concerning both foreign-listed Chinese shares and the pace of reform in the country’s economy. Yesterday, The Exchange noted that a selloff of Chinese equities had steepened in recent days; uncertainty regardi

Netflix Zelensky SP•
Netflix has re-added Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s satirical comedy series, Servant of the People, to its library in the US. The three-season show had previously been available to watch on the streaming service between 2017 and 2021, though Netflix confirmed its return on March 16 in light of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Servant of the People follows the political misadvent

Apple New iPhones 5G•
Apple may have been relatively late to launch a 5G device, but sales of compatible iPhones mean that next-generation handsets now account for more than half of the market for the first time. According to Counterpoint Research, 51% of all smartphones sold in January could connect to a 5G network, with the iPhone accounting for 37% of those. Samsung, which was one of the first 5G manufacturers has

Can fitness trackers provide motivation when it comes to training harder, sticking to a healthy diet and even sleeping better? We all know that a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition increases the risk of developing a serious illness or disease. A lack of sleep has also been linked to neuroendocrine dysfunction – an imbalance in hormone production that increases the likelihood of developing obe

Getting frequent flyer miles for a cruise? It might sound weird, but it’s a thing. If you’re a points and miles aficionado, cruising is another way you can rack up miles. And if you’re a cruise nut but haven’t yet ventured into the world of points and miles, there’s no better time than now to capitalize on one of your favorite ways to travel. For an upcoming sailing, I reserved a cabin via United

21Gizmodo / 4h
One of the best innovations in wireless earbuds in recent years has been multipoint connectivity allowing the headphones to wirelessly connect to multiple devices and effortlessly switch between them. The new Genki Waveform earbuds take that idea one step further and actually let users listen to audio from two devices… Read more...

You don’t have to step outside every time you want a breath of fresh air. With a quality air purifier, you can get that fresh air wherever you want in your home. With a high filtration level you can cut down on nasty things to breathe in, from allergens like pollen and dander, to pollutants like smoke. The kind of fresh air Dreo is delivering with its Macro Pro air purifier will even deal with ba

This is shaping up to be a great year for electric bikes – we're only halfway through March, and we've already seen some truly exciting launches from some of the world's biggest bike builders, plus some lesser-known names with big ambitions. There have been so many launches, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track, so we've rounded up all of 2022's most exciting new launches. There are doubtle

gregorygalloway : Notre-Dame de Paris was first published on 16 March 1831. The 29-year-old Victor Hugo was already a popular author of plays and poetry, and Hugo’s publisher had wanted the novel to be published in 1829, the same year Hugo had written Guerre aux Démolisseurs ( War to the Demolishers ), an essay specifically aimed at saving Paris’ medieval architecture (including the Notre Dame Ca

grupaok : Emma Amos, The Reader, 1967

FDI Jammu Space 2022•
500+Futurism / 4h
Whipping themselves into a Freedom Fries-esque fit of censoriousness, a space industry conference has removed the name of celebrated Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to travel into space, from an event. The nonprofit Space Foundation announced in a now-deleted note that “in light of current world events” it would be changing the name of a fundraiser from “Yuri’s Night” to “A Celebra

Movandi Blu Wireless•
Superfast 5G networks are transforming our world, with new use cases emerging every day, from vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications to telemedicine and medical robotics to smart home and industrial IoT connectivity. If your business isn’t already on board with mmWave technology, then Movandi , a leader in 5G mmWave silicon and software, may be the ideal partner to help you take advantage of

Universal Control iPad•
With Universal Control releasing with macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 as a beta, some have been wondering if it's replaced a similar feature that's been available since 2019. Sidecar was released with macOS Catalina in 2019, which allows users with a Mac to use an iPad as a second screen. You couldn't interact with the tablet in iPadOS. This feature would only display whatever you chose from the Mac.

21Gizmodo / 4h
Ethan Hawke and Robert Eggers tease a... gaseous tone for The Northman . Denis Villeneuve offers an update on his Dune: Part Two script . Get new looks at Nope and the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery . Plus, what’s coming on Raised by Wolves . Spoilers get! Read more...

TUI UK British Airways•
Much like in the U.S., Dutch mask mandates are falling away everywhere… except on airlines and in airports. So four Dutch airlines led by KLM have decided this is so stupid, they’re just going to stop enforcing it starting March 23. British Airways, meanwhile, announced an end to their mask mandate - but reportedly has told crew the rule remains in place definitely anyway. Continue reading ...

Linktree Raises $110M•
23TechCrunch / 4h
Who would’ve thought that an entire swath of startups would spring up all because Instagram, TikTok and Twitter only let you link to one website in your bio? Apparently, Linktree co-founder and CEO Alex Zaccaria did. “We started back in 2016 with a really clear use case to solve this problem for musicians and artists that needed a better way to link out of socials to all their different revenue s

Instacart TikTok SR•
83TechCrunch / 4h
Instacart announced today that it’s rolling out a new “Shoppable Recipes” feature to launch new product integrations with TikTok and Hearst, which owns brands like Delish and Country Living . Starting today, select food creators on TikTok can start using the Shoppable Recipes feature in their videos through an integration powered by TikTok Jump, the short-form video app’s third-party integration

22TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: Will Tiger’s second act live up to its first? The question comes after Natasha’s latest Startups Weekly column, whe

Tesla Shanghai Two Days•
Tesla has idled its Shanghai Gigafactory for two days amid a rise in China’s Omicron cases that has prompted the government to tighten restrictions there. The automaker sent a notice to employees and suppliers on Wednesday informing them of the closure, reported Reuters , which viewed the internal memo. The electric vehicle maker didn’t confirm the reason for suspending production on Wednesday an

Preview is much more than a simple image viewer. Its image editing capabilities can actually help you accomplish slightly complex tasks—including removing unwanted backgrounds from your photos. Read more...

Nintendo Switch now supports a wide variety of headsets and headphones. Whether you need the functionality of a wireless connection or something affordable and durable for your kids, here are our five favorite headsets for Switch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AMD’s new graphics driver arrives tomorrow with some major new features, including the introduction of Radeon Super Resolution (or RSR). RSR was first revealed at CES 2022, where AMD made some enticing promises of the tech allowing some games to run up to 70% faster. So, there’s been some excitement around the launch of this feature as a result, and many gamers will doubtless be queueing up to gr

Brand Asia China•
In the early stages of building a startup, founders need every competitive advantage they can bring to bear. You’re not only competing against established players, but also with other pre-launch startups gunning for the same market opportunity. While it’s natural to focus on finding product-market fit, testing and iterating your MVP to launch-worthy status, adding brand building into the mix righ

TUI UK British Airways•
Update : It’s being reported that British Airways has postponed dropping its face mask requirement. Apparently this is because the company is still ironing out some details in terms of exactly under which circumstances masks won’t be needed, based on laws in different countries. Despite that, the airline still has a Tweet up about the face mask requirement being lifted as of today. You can find t

TUI UK British Airways•
Update : It’s being reported that British Airways has postponed dropping its face mask requirement. Apparently this is because the company is still ironing out some details in terms of exactly under which circumstances masks won’t be needed, based on laws in different countries. Despite that, the airline still has a Tweet up about the face mask requirement being lifted as of today. You can find t

Frequent Delta Air Lines flyers have two fantastic card choices that can elevate their airport and flying experience. While some may gawk at the hefty annual fees, these two cards are well worth the price for those who are loyal to the Atlanta-based carrier. I’m talking, of course, about the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express . (Photo by The

21Lifehacker / 5h
Tomorrow is March 17, also known as “St. Patrick’s Day,” “St. Paddy’s Day,” and “amateur hour.” It’s the day that people who don’t drink all that much decide to really tie one on, and it’s the absolute worst day to be at a bar. Read more...

Microsoft Teams PowerPoint•
Microsoft has published the results of its latest Work Trend Index survey, highlighting the various challenges businesses encounter as they transition to new working models. Based on a survey of 31,000 workers across the globe, and trillions of signals drawn down from Microsoft 365 and LinkedIn, the report identifies a series of trends brought about by the shift towards hybrid working . The broad

Organization GTA 5•
Last night, I decided to take my first tentative steps into the unknown yet extremely popular world of GTA Online . And while it wasn’t exactly the most seamless experience I’ve ever had – having to create a Rockstar Social Club account just to make a crew is really obnoxious – I can already see why so many players are hooked. I took part in a ridiculous stunt race that you’d expect to find in Ma

If Intel's venture into the graphics card market has you wishing for more variety for processors too then you might be in luck. According to a report from Taiwan's DigiTimes , an Intel exec claims that Chinese CPU makers will become "strong competitors" to Intel within the next three to five years. These comments were made by Rui Wang, SVP of Intel Corporation and chair of Intel China at the 2022

Dell, Nvidia, and Intel are working together on new tools to help designers and creatives collaborate in 3D virtual environments. The basis is Nvidia's so-called Omniverse , built for design collaboration and physically accurate simulation. Unlike Meta's plans for the metaverse, the focus here is more akin to Microsoft's HoloLens. Nvidia says its Omniverse tools bring a collection of popular appl

Video game peripheral designer HORI has a new Sonic-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller on the way. But while it might give fans of the blue hedgehog something new to get their hands around, its design is raising a few eyebrows. First and foremost, the controller (first spotted by Creative Bloq ) is something of an eyesore. In a hodgepodge of blue and white stripes, there’s an image of Sonic mi

2022 Apple iPhone 3•
In any other month, the news of a new iPhone would likely dominate the airwaves for weeks on end. That's not the case with the iPhone SE 3 (2022) though - in fact, just a week after its unveiling, it's already decidedly old news. It's a bad month to be an Apple fan, that's for sure - even though the month kicked off with gadgets from the company, we've been distracted by a deluge of newer (and mo

Google Seven Years•
Google has announced that its domain registrar service has finally exited beta and is available as a fully-developed product. First launched in 2015, Google Domains was initially only available in the US, but with the move out of beta it will now be active in 26 countries - and the company says it already has “millions of active registrations.” “We know how valuable domain names are to customers,

TNYT New Times Wordle•
The New York Times has irked the Wordle community yet again with its decision to shut down a Wordle Archive. The website offers Wordle fanatics the chance to dip back into puzzles of the past. So if you missed a day, or want to know why everyone was losing their minds last week you could relive the moment all over again. But not anymore. If you visit the Wordle Archive site now, you'll be present

Mashable / 5h
One of the British TV shows we're most excited about in 2022 , Heartstopper tells the story of Charlie and Nick, two pupils at an all-boys school whose friendship starts to turn into something more. Based on artist/writer Alice Oseman's webcomic of the same name and starring Kit Conner and Joe Locke in the main roles, this eight-part series looks like it could be one for Sex Education fans to kee

SlashGear / 5h
PureRaw 2 is like a photo expert you can summon with a couple of clicks.

Airlines California Law•
There’s a dispute that’s escalating at the moment, which could impact airline pilots and flight attendants based in California. While this lawsuit dates back roughly five years, campaigning on both sides is getting stronger, with the prospect of this being enforced. Who should regulate California-based airline crews? In 2016, California-based Virgin America flight attendants sued the airline, arg

Online Volunteers Ukraine•
This is today’s edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The online volunteers hunting for war crimes in Ukraine Read the full version of this story. Like many people, Aeden felt helpless when Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. He was a 23-year-old based in the UK with no connection to the country, but he was

Apple iPad Air 2022 M1•
24TechCrunch / 5h
I must confess, the iPad Air was a bit confusing to me at first. With each passing addition to Apple’s iPad lineup, they fill out more of their pricing umbrella, leaving less room for competitors. But they also make the lineup more complex. For a consumer looking to buy the right device, this year’s iPad is a bit of a confounding fit. If you want the cheap one, you buy the regular iPad. It’s the

I’ve never owned a wireless charger before, so I was excited to try out Satechi’s 2-in-1 headphone stand with wireless charging. After all, wireless charging has a sort of charming pull to it. No cables, you say? Count me in. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’ve ever made a cake, there’s a good chance you’ve had to fold egg whites into a batter without deflating them too much. But most people don’t go to culinary school and never learn what it actually means to fold one ingredient into another . As a result, lots and lots of folks end up winging it, with highly… Read more...

Twelve Labs AI Seed•
26TechCrunch / 5h
With video making up more and more of the media we interact with and create daily, there’s also a growing need to track and index that content. What meeting or seminar was it where I asked that question? Which lecture had the part about tax policies? Twelve Labs has a machine learning solution for summarizing and searching video that could make quicker and easier work for both consumers and creat

Meta Quest VR Parental•
32TechCrunch / 5h
Despite releasing its first virtual reality headsets in May 2019, Meta is only now adding parental supervision tools to its Meta Quest VR headset. After last year’s rebranding spectacle , all eyes are on Meta as it tries to prove that its investments in VR were worth changing its name over. But with attention from the highest office in the United States on its safety features, Meta is trying to m

Meta FC Instagram Parental•
20TechCrunch / 5h
Meta announced on Wednesday a new set of tools designed to protect young users, an overdue response to widespread criticism that the company doesn’t do enough to protect its most vulnerable users. Parents, tech watchdogs and lawmakers alike have long called for the company to do more to keep teens safe on Instagram, which invites anyone older than 13 to sign up for an account. To that end, Meta i

28TechCrunch / 5h
California-based Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies wants to build electric, purpose-built heavy-duty truck platforms for autonomous freight. These platforms would be compatible with any autonomous driving software, so autonomous vehicle companies could simply layer on their self-driving software and sensor suite and be off. The startup, founded by Waymo, Tesla and BMW alums, aims to address the

TruEra Raises AI ML•
21TechCrunch / 5h
TruEra , a startup that offers an AI quality management solution to optimize, explain and monitor machine learning models, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series B round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Greylock Partners, Wing Venture Capital (which led its $12 million Series A round in late 2020), Harpoon Ventures, Conversion Capital, the Data Community Fund, as well as

Liveblocks has raised a $5 million seed round. The startup lets you turn a regular web app into a multiplayer product with high-level hosted APIs. In addition to its live presence state API, the company is launching its live storage API. Boldstart is leading today’s round. Atlassian, Kima Ventures, Seedcamp as well as multiple business angels also participated. Boldstart and Seedcamp already inve

26Wired / 5h
The belief that we could save endlessly online turned us all into information hoarders. What society needs instead is better systems for preserving public knowledge.

Apple iPad Air 2022 M1•
23Wired / 5h
Apple’s fifth-generation tablet is more powerful than ever, but the software is still awkward.

Intel Europe Germany•
Enlarge (credit: ony Avelar/Bloomberg ) Intel announced another string of investments yesterday, this time focused on shoring up its chipmaking efforts in Europe. The company has committed $36 billion so far, and if it completes all the projects it's considering, it’ll spend nearly $88 billion across six countries. The centerpiece of the investment is a megafab in Magdeburg, Germany, some 70 mile

90Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that using a ruler—rather than the time-honored method of throwing a spaghetti strand against the wall—may be the best way to confirm when pasta is fully cooked. (credit: Nopadol Uengbunchoo/Getty Images) Scientists found themselves working from home along with most everyone else when universities shut down in t

Bilt Rewards United•
Editor’s note: TPG founder Brian Kelly is a Bilt advisor and investor. Bilt Rewards has been shaking things up in the points and miles sphere. The program gives you the unique ability to earn points on rent payments , as well as “interest” on your unredeemed rewards balance. What makes Bilt Rewards points so valuable is their flexibility. Points can be transferred to nine useful airline and hotel

Working out isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. Some need a little more motivation to work up a sweat, and that’s where these fitness-focused video games excel. From mobile to VR, there’s something for every platform and activity. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook TikTok Meta•
37Mashable / 5h
Facebook has just launched on TikTok, following in the footsteps of Instagram . In other words, Meta's companies are really making a home for themselves on a competitor platform. The @facebook account on TikTok is verified, sitting at 19.5K followers (and counting), and zero posts so far. Their bio simply reads, "We believe people can do more together, than alone," accompanied by a link to the Fa

Mashable / 5h
With all this talk of the metaverse , the world is starting to look more and more like Ready Player One each day. The latest thing to go virtual? Weddings, apparently . And Late Show host Stephen Colbert has some thoughts. "That's so romantic," says Colbert in the clip above. "Reminds me of that passage from Corinthians: 'Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not having to see your actual face.'

Bilt Rewards United•
Bilt Rewards, the first major loyalty program for people who rent their homes or apartments, is bringing on two new instant points transfer partners: United Airlines MileagePlus and Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles. This gives Bilt transfers to two major U.S. airlines (2 of the big 3!). Continue reading ...

The fresh-from-the-oven, oversized Campfire Cookie at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade took nearly an hour to arrive. My 8-year-old daughter was not pleased. But instead of launching into an epic tantrum or begging for my phone to watch Minecraft videos on YouTube, she rode the nearby carousel and played on the Sky Climber, from which she could also watch the AquaTheater show without tickets. Those

For most people, traveling during the coronavirus pandemic has been strictly on an as-needed basis. That’s likely to change this summer. If you’re fully vaccinated with KN-95s in hand and ready to get the hell out of Dodge, don’t put off booking your trips much longer—now’s the time to take advantage of low prices and… Read more...

While this likely won’t have any immediate implications, it does put more pressure on the current transportation mask mandate to be lifted as of April 18, 2022. Senate votes 57-40 to end transportation mask mandate On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the United States Senate voted 57-40 to overturn the current federal transportation mask mandate. This effort was led by Republican Senator Rand Paul, who s

21TechCrunch / 6h
You can count on one hand the number of funds bigger than Tiger Global. But in terms of influence, speed and number of investments made since 2021, Tiger has led the pack alongside Sequoia. Last year, the New York-based firm, known for its famous bets on Stripe,, Meituan and Roblox, raised $6.7 billion for its Private Investment Partners 14 fund. From that fund, Tiger Global made more priv

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Instagram has launched an official, verified TikTok account under its creator umbrella. The social media competitor's first video , posted Tuesday, shared the news with a caption reading: "We're here! Follow along as creators help share the latest product news, best practices and tips + tricks, directly from us at Instagram." It's yet another social media app on a social media app. And yet, one o

From our stacks: Illustration “The Shrine of the Bell of St. Patrick’s Will in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, A.D. 1091 to 1105,” from Celtic Arts in Pagan and Christian Times By J. Romilly Allen, F.S.A. With numerous illustrations. Second Edition, Revised. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1912.

29Lifehacker / 6h
When it comes to members-only bulk shopping, it’s hard to beat Costco and Sam’s Club. These two warehouse giants are basically the only game in town, and seem fairly identical in terms of price points, rewards, and overall shopping experience. So how does one decide where to cast their loyalty (and spend their… Read more...

Chipotle Tortilla MR•
From the company that gave you Flippy, the hamburger-cooking robot arm, comes Chippy, which does the same for tortilla chips. Miso Robotics today announced that it has teamed with fast casual Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle to develop a system designed to deep fry and season chips — not too much of a stretch, really, after Flippy 2 figured out how to make French fries for White Castle last year

Plantish Raises Based•
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Alternative seafood startup Plantish believes it is close to initial distribution of its whole-cut salmon filet via restaurants. The Israeli company is only a year old, but has already tackled the structure of the whole cut, which is complex, co-founder and CEO Ofek Ron told TechCrunch. Its first product, Plantish salmon, mimics cooked salmon in taste, texture, appearance and structure, and has s

Oversized items, like furniture, have become a common fixture at the curb in weekly trash days, with the Environmental Protection Agency finding 80% ends up being disposed of in landfills . Companies like FloorFound have found success in managing furniture returns, but hot on their heels is Loveseat , which also wants to improve that landfill statistic through its unique approach of an online ret

AR Custom Landmarkers•
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Snapchat is launching a new feature called “Custom Landmarkers” that lets creators build unique AR experiences for local places they care about, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the feature, which is accessible in its Lens Studio, can be used to create landmarkers for things like statues and storefronts in creators’ local communities. The new feature is rolling out today after

Heat Europe Russian•
87Wired / 6h
Using a furnace is so 1922. In 2022, humanity has to massively ramp up adoption of clean ways to heat buildings.

Delta US United Atlantic•
300+The Points Guy / 6h
Book your summer travel now: flights are about to get more expensive. With gasoline and jet fuel prices soaring — even as crude oil slides back down — the higher expenses faced by U.S. airlines will soon begin to reflect in the price of tickets. That was the big consumer takeaway on Tuesday from the JP Morgan Industrials Conference, where the major U.S. airlines shared financial insights and proj

Leaving “big tech” ecosystems on the desktop is fairly easy with a Linux laptop or a manual Linux install. Smartphones, though, seem strictly the domain of Apple and Google. Do any Linux-based smartphones exist? Let’s take a look at this mostly nascent smartphone genre. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Germany Kaspersky Russian•
The founder of antivirus platform Kaspersky has hit back against claims the company's software is being used to spy on users. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) issued a warning saying Kaspersky antivirus software could be abused to launch cyberattacks, or for eavesdropping and espionage, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While BSI did not explicitly demand the banning o

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Another day, another entertaining argument between James Corden and his staff that breaks out mid-monologue. This time the subject up for debate is Disneyland's peanut butter and jelly pasta dessert , which certainly doesn't look too appealing but which is apparently something a few of Corden's Late Late Show colleagues would be happy to try. "Peanut butter and jelly is one of the most easily-ada

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards . It’s always a great time to start getting your points strategy in order, so you’re ready to plan your dream trip when the time is right. That’s especially true when you consider that we’re currently seeing some of the best credit card welcome bonu

The federal transportation mask mandate was extended through April 18 for no good reason, other than political fear from the Biden administration (that some new variant would come along) and political opportunism (they weren’t yet ready to declare victory and removing the ban will be useful as part of that). The Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has now voted 57-40 to overturn the transportation ma

Vodafone Ericsson UK•
Vodafone and Ericsson have completed the first trial of an on-demand 5G network slice in the UK, paving the way for automated virtual networks that can be created within 30 seconds. Network slicing is seen as one of the main use cases for standalone 5G (SA 5G) networks and will effectively allow operators to section off certain parts of the network for certain applications. Slices can be customis

B. Diamond Shining Pearl•
A recent Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl update has added two mythical pocket monsters from Pokémon Legends Arceus to the remakes, including the legendary title creature. Software update version 1.3.0 sees Arceus and Darkrai added to the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes , both of whom are available for trainers to catch - if you think you're up to it. The update is available to downl

Apple Watch iPhone•
With the release of iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 , Apple has finally made it easier to restore your Apple Watch without having to take it to an Apple Store for a Genius appointment. Since its first release back in 2015, if you had an issue with your Watch where a factory reset wouldn't solve the issue, there was no direct port to plug in a lightning cable to restore from iTunes - similar to what you

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Spark Cash Plus The Capital One Spark Cash Plus ( review ) is one of the best business cards out there, whether you’re looking to earn cash back or travel rewards. While the spending requirement is significant, the Capital One Spark Cash Plus is currently offering an excellent welcome bonus, which I wanted to go over in this post. Capital One Spark Cash Plus of

Engadget / 7h
Just when I thought the NFT chaos had calmed, here comes Instagram . Speaking at SXSW, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed digital collectibles would be arriving on Instagram “in the near term.” Zuckerberg said NFTs could one day play a role in the company’s eventual metaverse. “I would hope that, the clothing that your avatar is wearing in the metaverse… can be basically minted as an NFT, and you can take

Quick Resume Xbox Series•
The Xbox Series X/S controller can be remapped to let you switch between games at the press of a single button. As was first tested back in February, the Share button on the Xbox Series X /S controller can now be assigned to a range of different functions . You can remap the button to open your achievements list, access media, mute your TV, turn on Night Mode, send messages, as well as take a scr

Intel Core 12900KS•
Intel’s Core i9-12900KS processor is already in a customer’s hands, according to a new report – so the assumption is that it’s set to launch very soon. Tom’s Hardware spotted that French tech site has received images of a purchased 12900KS, sent to them by a reader, Daginatsuko. The pics look authentic – though we must be cautious around any such leak, of course – and show the bo

Samsung Galaxy Flip 4•
It looks like Samsung is expecting big things from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 , with the phone seemingly expected to sell far better than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 . That’s according to Ross Young (a leaker with an excellent track record) who claims that Samsung is planning to build 8.7 million display panels for the phone in 2022, compared to 5.1 million for the Z Flip 3 in 2021. These are sc

20How-To Geek / 7h
Microsoft jumped between Windows 8 and Windows 10 — notice anything missing? We’ll explore why there was no Windows 9. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Musk Putin Russian•
74Gizmodo / 7h
Elon Musk, the wealthiest pre-teen shitposter on the internet, challenged Vladimir Putin to a duel on Monday , but the Russian President has yet to take Musk up on his offer. Instead, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Putin, gave Musk some advice on how to properly train for a fight in a Telegram message that… Read more...

2022 Apple iPhone 3•
200+Wired / 7h
The cheapest iPhone has the same processor as the most expensive iPhone. But it doesn't feel very special.

29Wired / 7h
Russia's invasion is making it harder to deliver babies and provide birth control, abortion services, and other essential care.

Conti Russian Gang•
43Wired / 7h
A Ukrainian researcher leaked 60,000 messages from inside the Conti ransomware group. This is what they reveal.

Engadget / 7h
When Audio-Technica introduced its latest true wireless earbuds last month, the company only shared UK and EU pricing and availability. Starting today though, you can purchase the lost-lasting ATH-CKS50TW model in the US. For $149 , you can expect up to 20 hours of battery life with active noise cancellation (ANC) disabled, and up to 15 hours with it on. That's well beyond what most of the compet

FromSoftware Elden Ring•
Engadget / 7h
Bandai Namco expected FromSoftware's Elden Ring to sell 4 million copies in five weeks. It would've been already impressive if that's what had happened, considering Dark Souls 3 sold 3 million copies within a month after it came out. Elden Ring , however, eclipsed the company's expectations: It sold 12 million units worldwide, 1 million of which were sold in Japan alone, within 18 days of its rel

Halo Infinite Warzone•
Halo Infinite could be preparing a new multiplayer mode to add to its ranks alongside mainstays like Slayer, Capture the Flag and Strongholds, as a recent leak suggests that Warzone, Halo 5's large-scale frag-fest, could be returning with a battle royale twist. As reported by Wccftech , the details come from notable Halo news and leaks outlet Halo Hub on Twitter. The popular insider account tweet

In vista dell'imminente lancio estivo, i Marvel Studios hanno diffuso il primo trailer della nuova serie TV dedicata a Ms. Marvel che andrà in onda su Disney Plus. Ms. Marvel arriverà su Disney Plus l'8 giugno e sarà uno dei personaggi chiave della Fase 4, che include anche Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, oltre alle serie dedicate a Moon

Cloudflare FREE WAF•
Cloudflare has announced that its WAF (Web Application Firewall) Managed Ruleset is coming to all users, completely free. The company’s firewall , described as the “core component” of the Cloudflare platform, is one of the most used products in its portfolio, blocking more than 650,000 malicious HTTP requests per second (to a total of 57 billion cyber threats a day). Those Cloudflare users on the

Halo Schreiber Series•
Halo star Pablo Schreiber has addressed fans' concerns about Master Chief removing his helmet in the TV adaptation. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar, Schreiber claimed that the decision to show John-117's face is necessary to help audiences empathise with the Spartan-II soldier. Halo's diehard fanbase has criticised the sweeping changes that have been made for Paramount Plus ' live-action adapta

Barack Obama Netflix•
Barack Obama, former president of the United States of America, is the unlikely narrator of a new Netflix wildlife documentary series – and it might be the most inspired bit of casting that the streaming giant has made in a while. Our Great National Parks, which makes its Netflix TV show debut on April 13, will see Obama discussing the wonders of protected wilderness spaces across the globe and t

Not going to lie, IUNU (pronounced “you knew”) is not the easiest name (further confusing matters is the presence of a robot called “LUNA”). But the agtech firm is involved in a solid business and just got a nice vote of confidence in the form of a Series B round. Today’s news finds the Seattle-based firm picking up $24 million in funding, led by Lewis & Clark Ventures, with S2G Ventures, Ceres P

Google Pixel 7 Pro 6•
It's pretty early days for Google Pixel 7 leaks, as we're expecting Google's next Android phone to come out towards the end of the year, but a new piece of information has surfaced which paints an initial picture of the Pixel 6 successor. This information comes from Ross Young, an analyst who specializes in display technology, two tweeted "the Pixel 7 will shrink from 6.4" to 6.3"[sic]" - the Pix

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Many years ago, when my daughter was a toddler, I decided to introduce her to the concept of mindfulness, which is most simply defined as the ability to observe thoughts and feelings non-judgmentally, and with compassion and curiosity. I'd only begun developing this capacity in my 30s and found it increasingly vital as I navigated the chaos of being a new mom, working full-time, and coping with s

43Mashable / 8h
Three minutes into Pivoting , Ginnifer Goodwin's character, Jodie, announces she's "getting back in shape and seeing a trainer." Her friend just died, so she wants to start living her "best life." But she's paying cash for said trainer so her painfully dull husband, Dan (Robert Baker), doesn't find out. It was my first time seeing Goodwin on screen since she starred in the 2011 rom-com Something

Online Volunteers Ukraine•
Like many people, Aeden felt helpless when Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. He was a 23-year-old based in the UK with no connection to the country, but he was good at open-source intelligence gathering, which involves scouring the web to collect publicly available data. So he put his hand up to volunteer for investigation outlet Bellingcat to help authenticate images and videos of possibl

SlashGear / 8h
Automation is already part of the manufacturing process for a lot of companies including Ford, which has introduced a robot that it uses in its own facility.

Australia and New Zealand were two of the countries that initially took among the strictest approaches toward managing coronavirus, with both countries more or less keeping their borders closed for nearly two years. Australia recently reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from around the world. In early February, New Zealand outlined its plans to reopen borders, but that timeline has just b

Zuckerberg Instagram•
94Gizmodo / 8h
Instagram has plans to allow users to display their NFTs and even mint new NFTs within the app, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. But what does that even mean? There are quite a few possibilities, and none of them make a whole lot of sense. Read more...

Ford KUKA 3D Printers•
45TechCrunch / 8h
Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center has developed an interface that allows machines from different suppliers to speak to each other in the same language and operate parts of the production line autonomously. Automakers have been incorporating robotics into their manufacturing processes for decades to reduce costs and boost efficiency. But Ford’s patent-pending system solves a crucial bottleneck

Hot off the challenge of puzzle #265, which saw hundreds of players losing their winning streak, the latest Wordle is another problem that could end your run of success. Honestly, who would have thought ‘Watch’ would be the end of so many of us? Before reading on, clearly, this live blog is going to contain spoilers for Wordle puzzle #270, the challenge for March 16. If you want to go into today’

Sokowatch Africa Wasoko•
44TechCrunch / 8h
Informal retail is king in Africa, with hundreds of billions of dollars of consumer goods sold through its channels yearly. Yet its industry remains highly fragmented as shop owners and kiosks still have issues around access to capital and getting goods regularly and on time from suppliers and distributors. B2B retail and e-commerce platforms have primarily tried to fix these inefficient supply c

Security is one of the most pressing concerns for businesses of all sizes, as no-one wants to be caught out by malware or other risks when trying to grow and expand. With the number of threats growing all the time, keeping your business protected online has never been tougher, but fortunately there are a number of useful tools and services that can do just that. Being hit by a cyberattack is not

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Luno Investment Arm•
30TechCrunch / 9h
Luno , a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), today announced that it is launching Luno Expeditions , an early-stage investment arm to back fintech and crypto/web3 startups globally . The fund will leverage DCG’s seven-year experience of backing web3, DeFi and crypto startups as it looks to expand its investment activity to reach more early-stage businesses at pre-seed and seed . Also, sca

Mashable / 9h
For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation, showcasing some of the most exciting tech in the world. It’s the event that gives us a first look at breakthrough tech and gets us excited for the future of the industry. And over the years, there have been some really incredible products. These 12 products featured at CES over the years are on sale for up to 49% off for a limited t

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: As of March 16, the TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Canceling Headphones are on sale for $78.99, which means you're taking 60% off their retail price of $259. There's nothing better than getting a good run in without the distraction of noisy trains going by, people's music blasting from their cars, and other typical traffic sounds. Tune out the world and tune into your own playlists and pod

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: As of March 16, the Gamma Graphene Infused Heated Jacket is on sale for $199.99, which is a whole 60% down from its usual price of $500. We’re in that shifty in-between time where the weather will trick us into thinking spring is here, only to drop snow on us a few days later. It’s hard weather to dress for, unless you have a jacket that's designed to keep you warm in sub-zero temperatures

20Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Start.Me Pro Web Productivity is $49 as of March 16 — that's 51% off its regular price of $100. When you open up your web browser, what’s the first thing you do — open up your social media accounts, check your email, or start doomscrolling the news? It feels like the internet is built to distract you. And if you’re logging on to get work done, you’ll likely lose

Eight more women have come forward to accuse Sony of workplace bullying, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment, according to new court filings. The statements include allegations male colleagues would distribute porn around the office, rank the appearance of female coworkers, and visit strip clubs during their lunch breaks. The allegations were made in support of a lawsuit filed by former

French startup SpaceFill has raised a $27 million funding round (€25 million) led by NGP Capital with Maersk Growth and existing investors Eurazeo and La Famiglia also participating. The company is building a warehousing cloud across several European countries that offers both flexibility and transparency. SpaceFill doesn’t work with e-commerce companies trying to store goods before shipping them

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The NOVO Duffel from San Diego-based DRESSFRESH isn’t for everyone. But why would it be? This is a luxury gym bag with a suggested MSRP of $500, far beyond the price point of your go-to sport tote. The difference between a normal duffel and this particular bag lies in its patented multi-cycle clean that takes place in minutes inside the bag. The clean is most accurately described as a “refresh,”

Slack Russia Salesforce•
Engadget / 10h
Several organizations in Russia have found themselves locked out of their Slack accounts without notice, according to Axios . The Salesforce-owned business messaging app has started cutting off Russian users from its platform to comply with international sanctions against the country, as well as with the policies its parent company implemented following the invasion of Ukraine. Axios said it was

Musk Putin Ukraine•
34Mashable / 11h
This week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted a tweet challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to "single combat," with the entire country of Ukraine at stake. The billionaire was almost certainly joking, and it's highly unlikely that Putin would accept even if he wasn't. Further, there is absolutely no chance that Ukraine will stop defending itself just because Putin won a fistfight. But considerin

MENA OSN New Streaming•
The OSN Streaming App has rebranded to OSN+, replacing the familiar red OSN logo with a new and modern aesthetic. The announcement was made today by the OSN Group, celebrating the fast-growing base of subscribers across the MENA region since its launch. Here's what you should be watching on OSN this month Already home to a plethora of international, local, and original content, OSN+ continues to

Mushkin Redline Vortex•
Mushkin today announced the launch of its new Redline Vortex Series of high-performance PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid-state drives . The drives feature a carbon nano heat dissipating label to keep things cool, and offer up to 7,415 MB/s sequential read and up to 6,800 MB/s sequential write. In com