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200+SlashGear / 14h
The American space agency is changing its plans or bringing samples from the red planet back to Earth.

2KMashable / 19h
All the rumors are true: Lizzo's reality TV show just took a DNA test, turns out it's 100 percent that bitch. The Grammy-winning superstar has long encouraged people of all shapes and sizes to feel good as hell about themselves, campaigning through her music and social media for body positivity, self love, and empowerment and against fatphobia, abuse, and body shaming. Now, she seeks to do exactl

Lotus Eletre Electric Suv•
91How-To Geek / 3h
Nearly seven years after announcing its plan to build an all-electric SUV, British carmaker Lotus has finally revealed the Eletre. The company calls this the “world’s first electric hyper-SUV,” and I’m inclined to believe that statement, as the Eletre looks like a sports car in both its design and specifications. Read This Article on Review Geek ›


The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Apple Repair iPhones•
Engadget / 1h
Apple technicians will decline to fix iPhones that had been reported as stolen or lost, according to MacRumors . The tech giant has reportedly sent out a memo to Apple Stores and authorized providers not to accept a device for repair if they get a notice on their internal MobileGenius or GSX systems that the phone had been marked as missing. Presumably, that means technicians will check a device'

Dyson Headphones Air•
Dyson has revealed the strangest headphones we've ever seen, combining a pair of over-ear noise-cancellers with a pollution-beating mask that filters the air you breathe. The Dyson Zone air-purifying headphones are designed to capture city pollution, such as gas, allergens, and particulate matter, while blocking out unwanted noise with ANC and what the company describes as "pure, high-fidelity au

Dyson Headphones Air•
Dyson has unveiled its first-ever piece of wearable tech with the Dyson Zone air-purifying, noise-cancelling headphones. These sci-fi-looking cans could tackle one the biggest issues of city living – providing air-purifying filters to improve the quality of the air you breathe in and noise-cancelling capabilities to drown out the noise pollution you face on your morning commute or outside jog. Wh

Dyson Headphones Air•
25Wired / 1h
After 6 years and 500 prototypes, will Dyson’s radical clean-air blowing ANC headphones change the way people live or look like a joke?

Dyson Headphones Air•
Mashable / 1h
Dyson, the company probably most known for its fancy schmancy vacuum cleaners and the very viral Airwrap, has announced a new product: Headphones! That connect to a cyborg-mask-like air purifier! Let us explain. Dyson today unveiled the Dyson Zone, which is indeed a pair of headphones that attaches to an impressively small air purifier that goes across the nose and mouth area when worn. It's Dyso

Gizmodo / 1h
Dyson’s expertise seems to be focused on moving air—vacuums, hair dryers, fans—so it was confusing at first to encounter wireless headphones from the company. But the Dyson Zone is unlike any pair of headphones on the market today. Built into each ear cup is a miniature air purifier that pumps fresh air to the wearer… Read more...

Dyson Headphones Air•
Engadget / 1h
Dyson just unveiled its first wearable product and… it’s not what you think it is. The device is called the Dyson Zone, and it's a set of noise-canceling, air-purifying headphones. It comes with a detachable visor for the bottom half of the wearer’s face that looks, to put it mildly, odd. That vizor actually blows filtered air to your nose, mouth and chin, sort of like a portable fan dedicated to

Dyson Air Headphones•
30TechCrunch / 1h
Air. I love it, you love it. We’re all out here walking around in it all day, filling our lungs and blood with the stuff. We can’t get enough of it. But that beautiful, wonderful, life-saving air that you, me and your pet chinchilla all need is bad sometimes. That’s right. The same air we rely on is sometimes filled with bad, tiny things. Things that would love nothing more than to fly into your

YouTube 4000 Free US•
27Mashable / 2h
YouTube recently added a bunch more movies and TV shows for its U.S. users to stream for free, provided you're willing to sit through some ads. Unfortunately, actually finding them all isn't easy. While YouTube has offered free, ad-supported movies before, this is the first time it has branched out to TV shows. Announced last week , YouTube's updated catalogue of free content now includes over 1,

Good news for Middle East fans, as Disney plus will make its way to GCC countries on June 8th. Pricing starts at AED 29.99 monthly in the UAE with annual pricing set at AED 298.99. Similar pricing for other GCC countries with monthly prices set at SAR 29.99, QAR 29.99 in Saudi Arabia and Qatar (yearly SAR/QAR 298.99) and USD 8.99 in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain (yearly USD 88.99). Here are the best s

Sony’s new true wireless earbuds bring a fresh take on wireless buds and they’ll be coming to the UAE mid-April. The LinkBuds adopt a unique open ring design that leaves your inner ear exposed. This lets you hear what’s going on around you while streaming audio from the buds at the same time, kind of like a transparency mode that’s always on. These are the best earbuds for any budget The idea is

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN offers high connection speeds and a diverse network of servers, making it a top choice for streaming. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £78.27, and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. There are plenty of streaming-friendly VPNs out there, but ExpressVPN is tough to beat. It's one of the more expensive services, but when you

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to LazyApply Job Application is on sale for £51.31, saving you 93% on list price. Searching for employment is a real pain in the butt. That’s why tools like LazyApply were created. LazyApply is a tool designed to speed up your application process through automation, and it's on sale for just £51.31. The LazyApply Job Application software lets you apply to hundreds o

Wordle Today March 30•
Mashable / 2h
Once upon a midnight dreary, as we pondered typing WEARY, the Wordle site refreshed so we could guess at words once more; as you seek the Wordle answers, letters flipping smooth as dancers, let these spoilers help you choose if you should enter PLANK or CHORE. Streak unbroken, evermore. You'll find today's Wordle solution right down the bottom of this post. If you want a few clues first to nudge

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 Masters in Cyber Security Certification Bundle is on sale for £30.63, saving you 97% on list price. Ethical hackers are basically undercover internet heroes. They attempt to penetrate computer systems and networks with the intention of locating weaknesses and vulnerabilities (real and potential) that may be exploited by malicious hackers. Then they use that information to improve

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 84%: CyberGhost VPN is a beginner-friendly service with an easy-to-use interface and intuitive app. A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £68.25, and includes an extra three months for free — save 82% for a limited time. So you've come to the conclusion that you need to invest in a VPN. That's the first step. Now you need to actually select a service that's right for you

SlashGear / 4h
Have you ever dreamed of smoking your favorite meats and cheeses inside of your kitchen? A company called FirstBuild wants to make that a reality.

SlashGear / 5h
A viral tweet contains an image seemingly showing a cushion on Chris Rock's cheek, fueling conspiracies about the Oscars slap. Is AI to blame?

Lotus Eletre Electric Suv•
Lotus unveiled Tuesday a battery-electric “hyper” SUV called the Eletre — the first of a trio of EVs Lotus plans to launch over the next four years. The upshot? The Eletre, which means “coming to life,” is the British brand’s first utility vehicle and a crucial play for the anticipated boom in demand for battery-electric luxury SUVs. The vehicle’s design and luxury interior features are notable.

Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of TechCrunch reporters would go to the Demo Day in person, write up the presentations of each startup and hobnob with VCs during the breaks, but in a post-pandemic bloat, YC has gotten just so massive that one comprehensive list of startups is neither fea

YC Winter Demo Day•
The TechCrunch team spent today covering the first day of Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 Demo Day, which featured half of the 394 companies that plan to virtually present. Since the overall batch is bigger than ever before – with 414 companies in total – we decided to divide, conquer and create a slew of YC Demo Day trend pieces for you to parse through the cohort. It’s not all inclusive – you can ch

If you've been looking for an opportunity to upgrade your original Nintendo Switch , or even buy the hybrid console for the first time, here's your chance to do so while saving some money in the process. Right now, Amazon AU has brought the price of the Nintendo Switch OLED down to an all-time low on its site, with the console's AU$539.95 RRP slashed to just AU$449 – that's a saving of AU$90.95!

Apple App Store Dutch•
Engadget / 6h
A Dutch foundation has hit Apple with a lawsuit over the App Store’s developer fees, seeking €5.5 billion euro in damages for what it alleges is monopolistic behavior. In a press release , the Dutch Consumer Competition Claims Foundation stated it was filing a "collective claim" for damages, on behalf of any iPhone or iPad owners in the EU who have downloaded a paid app or made purchases within a

49Gizmodo / 6h
Currency has been a form of artistic expression as long as currency has been a thing. Countries use it to highlight their culture, significant historical figures , and important milestones—but why stop there? Capitalism and currency go hand in hand, and while many countries have found a lucrative revenue stream through… Read more...

AR Nreal Funding Alibaba•
China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in a Series C extension round, bringing its total funding in the last 12 months to a handsome $200 million. The new investment is led by Alibaba, which has historically been a more hands-on but less active corpora

Since it has felt like winter this week here on the East Coast, I am particularly looking forward to warmer weather because spring, like all seasons, has to get here eventually. I’ve gone on record saying Paris is always a good idea, especially in the spring, and today’s deal features flights that not only take you to Paris in the spring but also in the fall and winter because really, is there an

The pandemic might’ve temporarily brought the air travel industry to a halt , but there’s a big silver lining for travelers who are just now returning to the skies. When it’s time to pass through the nation’s biggest hubs, you might not believe your eyes. The outdated airports of yesteryear are finally being rebuilt with modernized facilities that reflect the latest in design with a host of upgra

YC Winter Demo Day•
Day one of Y Combinator’s Demo Day confab for the Winter 2022 batch is over. We shook up our coverage this year, divvying things up by sector and geography. Our goal was to avoid a huge list, the sort that we compiled in years past. TechCrunch has notes on the ever-growing contingent of companies from Africa , Indian startups , international fintech and even a discussion on intra-startup competit

36Gizmodo / 7h
Serial killers are tricky enough to track—but what if the fiend you’re seeking has supernatural powers ? And even worse, what if they have you on their list of targets? That’s the terror weighing upon Shining Girls protagonist Kirby ( Elisabeth Moss ) in what looks like a very twisty and twisted new series from Apple TV+ … Read more...

Enlarge / A rendering of the star V Hydrae, or V Hya for short. In its death throes, the star emitted a series of expanding rings that scientists calculated are being formed every few hundred years, per UCLA astronomer Mark Morris. (credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/S. Dagnello (NRAO/AUI/NSF)) Astronomers have caught a red giant star going through its final death throes in unprecedented detail, reveal

20TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Tuesday, March 29, 2022! Haje and I are now flying solo with the newsletter. It will be all hands on deck today and tomorrow as we listen to startups pitch at the YC Demo Day, so look out for a deluge of stories over the next tw

Twitter Feature Tweets•
You can “collab” on Instagram , but what about on Twitter? The social network is continuing to work on a feature that would allow multiple users to co-author a tweet, which it’s referring to as “Collaborations.” The option has yet to be made publicly available and only works after one user accepts a request to collaborate from another. It also seemingly hints at a possible plan to give creators a

It's particularly galling to send flight attendants to collections and threaten termination over their dues within days of reporting to those same flight attendants that their former union president misappropriated their dues for personal gain . And doubly so since the union flight attendants are paying for is so weak . Continue reading ...

Concerns that popular social media platforms can expose children to posts that are sexualized, hurt their body image or are violent have escalated in recent years.

Air Tahiti Nui AA Alaska•
Air Tahiti Nui is headed to the Pacific Northwest, and adding a big partner. The French Polynesian flag carrier will begin flights between Papeete (PPT) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) this fall — its second U.S. destination. In addition, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will soon be able to earn and redeem miles on Air Tahiti Nui. Air Tahiti Nui’s Seattle flights will commence on Oct. 4, using the

100+The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story originally published in May 2018. Singapore Airlines currently operates the longest flight in the world, a whopping 9,527-mile nonstop from New York to the Lion City. Singapore Airlines also operates the second-longest flight in the world, the two-mile shorter, five-times weekly hop from Newark to Singapore and the third-longest flight, from Lo

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Long lines at the rental car counter can be agonizingly slow, especially at busy tourist destinations or at night when fewer staff is present at the rental counter. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide. The ongoing rental car shortage shows that companies are unab

100+Gizmodo / 8h
The deep, disturbing mythology of Stephen King’s creepy creation Pennywise the Clown might be getting its very own streaming series. Currently being referred to as Welcome to Derry, the show, which is currently in the early stages of development, would tell a 1960s-set story in the same timeline as the recent It … Read more...

Hackers Data Apple•
Gizmodo / 8h
In recent years, it’s become alarmingly routine for law enforcement agencies to subpoena tech platforms for user data—a practice that some critics see as an invasive privacy violation . Criminals are taking note, and now they’re doing it, too. Read more...

Amazon Glow Available US•
SlashGear / 8h
Amazon's smart screen for kids, Glow, has finally launched across the U.S. for anyone to purchase. In addition to its screen, Glow has a built-in projector.

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Disney+ South Africa•
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

upennmanuscripts : Today’s #ManuscriptOfTheDay is Ms. Codex 1645, an 18th-century copy of a technical treatise on the painting of miniatures, in print from 1673. Includes information on the reduction of images and mixes of pigments for a variety of uses. Online:

Loop Hero Russian Pirate•
Engadget / 8h
The Russian developer behind the mystical RPG Loop Hero is telling players to just pirate the game if they are barred from buying it due to sanctions on Russia. In a post on Russian social media platform VK first spotted by Vice , the game’s developer Four Quarters addressed Russian fans who are currently unable to access Steam or Nintendo Switch’s eShop to buy Loop Hero . Both Steam and Nintendo

Lotus Eletre EV Suv•
Engadget / 9h
The electric revolution is no longer limited to daily drivers and eco-commuters. Luxury brands such as Audi , BMW , Mercedes and Porsche have already begun augmenting their lineups with EV variants, while hypercar makers like Lamborghini and Ferrari expect their first electrics to arrive in the next few years. On Tuesday, British automaker Lotus announced that it too has an EV, the 600HP Eletre,

Gizmodo / 9h
Sharon Stone is in talks to play Victoria Kord, the main villain in DC Comics’ forthcoming film Blue Beetle , reports The Wrap . She joins a stacked cast that includes Cobra Kai ’s Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes /Blue Beetle, the also-just-announced Raoul Max Trujillo ( Mayans M.C., Apocalypto ) as Carapax the Indestructible… Read more...

76Futurism / 9h
Pre-Launch NASA has made the unprecedented decision to conduct a major test of its Space Launch System (SLS) without any press in attendance — and the reporters tasked with covering the agency are understandably miffed. This kind of “wet dress rehearsal,” which is spaceflightspeak for final prelaunch tests in which rockets are rolled out to the launchpad and prepared for liftoff, is almost always

Gizmodo / 9h
A glance at François Brunelle ’s photography is often disorienting. For years, the Canadian photographer has dedicated himself to creating portraits of pairs of people that look so remarkably similar that you would think they’re siblings, or at least part of the same family. However, the pairs featured in his photos… Read more...

Bungie YouTube DMCA•
Engadget / 9h
YouTube's copyright claim system has been repeatedly abused for bogus takedown requests , and Bungie has had enough. TorrentFreak reports the game studio has sued 10 anonymous people for allegedly leveling false Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims against a host of Destiny 2 creators on YouTube, and even Bungie itself. The company said the culprits took advantage of a "hole" in YouTube

Gizmodo / 9h
A critical test of NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System rocket starts this Friday, but the live broadcast of the wet dress rehearsal promises to be a dull and silent affair owing to security concerns. We live in uncertain times, no question, but some experts say this muzzling is over the top and unhelpful. Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
Biosignatures can help scientists identify life on other planets -- but what are the best biosignatures to look for, and how do we find them?

200+The Points Guy / 9h
The hotel scene in the Maldives just got even more exciting. Over the last few years, there have been plenty — and I mean plenty — of exciting hotels in the works we’ve been watching closely. And now, a new resort in the Maldives is finally taking reservations for a soft opening. Say hello to the long-awaited Alila Kothaifaru Maldives . For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign

39Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Over the last few decades, there's been a heavy emphasis on techniques that fall under the concept of "proactive policing." These generally involve identifying the areas of a city that have the highest crime rates and applying more aggressive policing in those locations. While there have been some successes, the approach has often bred resentment, as methods like s

400+Gizmodo / 9h
Former President Donald Trump seems to want you to believe he took a phone detox during the most tumultuous hours of his presidency. Read more...

23Gizmodo / 9h
Good news for crypto buffs: You can now buy NFTs that are linked to specific tracts of land in the Brazilian rainforest. While the company claims that it’s a bold new vision for conservation, it’s in reality a harbinger of a wave of problematic crypto-driven greenwashing. Read more...

Verizon Spam Texts•
SlashGear / 9h
Verizon customers report being sent spam messages seemingly from their own phone numbers, each with "gift" links leading to Russian media sources.

23TechCrunch / 9h
There’s no textbook-approved technique for building a startup engineering team: in the early days, everyone wears several hats. But when a company enters its growth phase, the recruiting process is systematized, new hires are sorted into discrete units, and a thin layer of management is applied to keep everything on track. When Jean-Denis Greze accepted the CTO role at Plaid in 2017, the fintech

Businesses have enough on their plates. Digital security threats shouldn’t have to be a constant worry, and keeping systems protected against ever-shifting threats need not be a monumental effort for IT departments. The latest AMD PRO security integrated into AMD Ryzen™ PRO mobile processors simplifies and strengthens security with top-to-bottom protection that covers the hardware, OS, and OEM sy

TechCrunch / 10h
Eight years after starting Starry to change the way the home internet is delivered, CEO Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia announced this week that the company completed its special purpose acquisition with FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. and is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Boston-based internet service provider’s approach involves beaming broadband-speed internet through the air usi

RoboBurger Vending•
Engadget / 10h
If a startup from New Jersey has its way, the next Ray Kroc will be a robot. In the last week, a company called RoboBurger installed an autonomous burger chef in Jersey City’s Newport Centre Mall. Over on its website, RoboBurger breathlessly describes its vending machine as the “biggest innovation in hot food vending since the invention of the microwave.” Inside of a frame that occupies about 12

Gizmodo / 10h
If the idea of Jumanji got combined with the violence from Saw , then filtered through a stand-up arcade machine , you’d have the new Netflix film Choose or Die . From director Toby Meakins and writer Simon Allen, Choose or Die stars Iola Evans ( The 100 ) and Asa Butterfield ( Ender’s Game ) as two people who stumble upon… Read more...

At a time when consumers are finding it difficult to get their hands on a new Raspberry Pi , MangoPi is teasing a new single-board computer that is slightly smaller than an SD card . In a recent post on Twitter, MangoPi showed off several pictures of its new unnamed module that features a Linux -capable SoC and no ports whatsoever. In addition to being much smaller than the Raspberry Pi 4B , the

Drug Birth Defects•
100+Futurism / 10h
A study looking at the effects of a widely prescribed diabetes drug has linked the medication to an increased risk of birth defects. The Danish study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that men who took metformin, a common drug used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, within three months before conceiving a child were 40 percent more likely to have kids with birth defects. Curiously, the st

Futurism / 10h
Descending into a dark basement to flip a breaker or finding the keys you dropped in your car are a lot easier with the help of one of the best flashlights. That little flashlight in your smartphone isn’t bright enough, and you can save your phone’s battery for making phone calls, texting friends, and updating your Instagram. Gone are the days of large clunky flashlights with weak incandescent bu

26TechCrunch / 10h
Turns out the smartphone market can still surprise — to an extent. You can almost certainly figure out which two companies command the first and second position in the U.S. market these days. You would, however, be forgiven for doing a double-take after hearing that Motorola has managed to shore up third place, according to new figures from Counterpoint Research. It hasn’t been a particularly smo

TechCrunch / 10h
Andrew Gershfeld Contributor Andrew Gershfeld is a partner at Boston-based Flint Capital , an investment company supporting entrepreneurs from Israel, Europe and the U.S. at an early stage of their business. Around May 2020, nearly everything moved online, and investment pitches were among the first to do so. The entire milieu around startup funding shifted overnight. For many companies doing the

VinFast North Carolina•
41TechCrunch / 10h
VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker under Vingroup, said Tuesday it will build its first U.S. factory in North Carolina, part of the company’s previously stated plans to invest and expand in the country. The automotive newcomer said it will spend about $2 billion in the first phase of construction of the 1,976-acre North Carolina factory and will continue to invest in future phases. That first phas

Meta Messenger Shortcuts•
TechCrunch / 10h
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is introducing several new features and shortcuts to its Messenger app. Most notably, the company is adding a new Slack-like “@everyone” functionality that will notify all participants in a chat about a new message. Meta notes that the new feature is perfect for group reminders, get-togethers or when you’re asking a time-sensitive question and need a quick respon

Alaska Air Tahiti Nui•
Air Tahiti Nui is launching non-stop Papeete – Seattle service and a new partnership with Alaska Airlines. This is in addition to its partnership with American AAdvantage. Continue reading ...

The world’s fascination with mermaids dates back thousands of years. Throughout history, seafarers have claimed to have caught a glimpse of one of these graceful creatures swimming through the sea. Now, The Points Guy has managed to snag an interview with one. Elle Jiminez, known professionally as Mermaid Elle , grew up so enchanted by mermaids that she became one herself. Now, she and her “merma

Lotus Eletre Electric Suv•
100+SlashGear / 10h
Lotus unveiled its all-electric SUV, which naturally sports some serious power.

Alaska Air Tahiti Nui•
This is exciting — not only has Air Tahiti Nui announced plans to fly to Seattle, but the airline is also introducing a new partnership with Alaska Airlines. Air Tahiti Nui adds Papeete to Seattle route Air Tahiti Nui has revealed that it will introduce 2x weekly flights between Papeete (PPT) and Seattle (SEA) as of October 4, 2022. The flight will operate with the following schedule: TN52 Papeet

Activision Blizzard•
Engadget / 10h
A judge has ordered Activision Blizzard to pay $18 million to settle a federal lawsuit accusing the company of fostering a sexist, discriminatory workplace. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit in September and that same afternoon, Activision Blizzard agreed to set up an $18 million fund for employees who experienced sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination at th

EV Battery India Straubel•
My OnePlus 9 Pro battery is so swollen it split open the case. I discovered this potentially dangerous situation by accident when I noticed the one-year-old Android phone sitting imperfectly in its carbon-fiber case. Absentmindedly, I reached over and pushed one corner of the phone down, trying to reseat it. It popped back out. After a few attempts, I removed the case and discovered the truth: Th

SlashGear / 10h
Elon Musk's SpaceX will discontinue production of Crew Dragon capsules in favor of other instruments to carry crew and cargo into space.

Unpacking PS4 This Spring•
Engadget / 10h
The peaceful, zen-like puzzle gameplay of Unpacking ( the real game , that is) will soon be available to the PlayStation crowd. As Polygon says , Witch Beam and Humble Games have announced that Unpacking will be available on PS4 and PS5 this spring. It's launching alongside physical releases from Limited Run Games for the PS4, PS5 and Switch versions. The game is already available in digital form

YouTube TV 5.1 Roku•
41Gizmodo / 10h
No home theater is complete without music and effects booming at you from every direction, which is why it’s relieving to hear that YouTube TV is finally testing its long-awaited 5.1 surround sound ability on more devices. Read more...

From two free checked bags to unassigned seats, Southwest’s “transfarency” model is appealing to many travelers. For travelers with Rapid Rewards points, the airline is offering 20% off some award redemptions using promo code “SAVE20NOW,” as first reported by One Mile at a Time. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . In This Post Inside a Southw

Alopecia J. P. Smith•
100+Gizmodo / 11h
An experimental treatment for a condition that can cause widespread hair loss is close to the finish line. Recently published data from two Phase III trials has shown that baricitinib can help substantially regrow the hair of some patients with alopecia areata. The findings will likely pave the way for the Food and… Read more...

100+Gizmodo / 11h
“Wait,” Everything Everywhere All at Once ’s Jobu Tupaki (an interdimensional being of unrivaled cosmic power and chaos , covered in blood and glitter, having just killed three men) says to her mother. “In this universe, you’re still hung up on the fact that I like girls?” Read more...

Nintendo Zelda Breath 2023•
SlashGear / 11h
"Breath of the Wild" fans have been waiting years for the sequel, which makes Nintendo's latest update on the game particularly disappointing.

SlashGear / 11h
OpenSignal has released a report highlighting developments in 5G deployment, and the findings are both interesting and unusual for web users.

TechCrunch / 11h
Since inception, Y Combinator has invested in thousands of startups, and more recently, even hundreds within a single batch. Given the accelerator’s growth, competitive tensions feel nearly inevitable. Still, one has to wonder if there is a fundamental shift afoot. Whereas YC always backed companies that might at some point overlap, the outfit appeared to casting its net far and wide, bringing in

Axie Infinity Ronin•
Engadget / 11h
Digital thieves just pulled off another major crypto heist . Motherboard has learned hackers stole 173,600 Ethereum (about $591.2 million) from the Ronin blockchain that powers Axie Infinity , a popular "play to earn" game where players can receive crypto in exchange for playing and paying some starting costs. The perpetrators reportedly exploited a backdoor in a Remote Procedure Call node from A

Over the past decade we’ve seen a trend whereby airlines have added an incredible number of new ultra long haul flights. Admittedly the pandemic temporarily reversed that trend for a couple of years, given border restrictions and the decrease in business travel. It seems that we’re turning a corner when it comes to travel demand, and we’re starting to see airlines once again resume ultra long hau

Futurism / 11h
I’ve been hunting for a telescope for beginners for a while now. My favorite part about summers in my home state of Georgia is getting to see all the stars on a clear night. The house I grew up in was in a wooded part of town, and as soon as spring started every year, I’d spend at least an hour out on the porch each night trying to see if I could point out Orion’s Belt or the Big Dipper. When I m

Quantum Computing Hype•
200+Futurism / 11h
Quantum Hype The nascent field of quantum computing generates a steady drumbeat of attention-grabbing headlines about the looming “ quantum apocalypse ,” “ quantum supremacy ,” and endless new investments in ventures that promise to finally crack the commercial capabilities of the tech wide open. In an excoriating new essay for MIT Tech Review , though, prominent University of Maryland quantum re

Editor’s note: This guide has been updated with the latest information. IHG’s fourth-night reward has saved my husband and me over 280,000 IHG Rewards points since 2018. As such, it’s one of my favorite perks of select IHG Rewards credit cards , including the IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card , IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card and IHG Rewards Premier Business Credit Card . This perk allows cardhold

66TechCrunch / 11h
Five years ago, Jonathan Tan and Roger Basu were on the hunt to find an industry where they could take their expertise in thin-film technology and make the biggest and fastest impact possible. They chose batteries — or more specifically, battery degradation and lifespan. It wasn’t — and still isn’t — an industry lacking in investment, research or companies claiming to have struck battery breakthr

Moment MagSafe iPhone•
Engadget / 11h
No matter how advanced your smartphone camera is, shaky, wobbly shots can make your videos look amateurish. This is why stabilizing your smartphone — either with a mount or a tripod — is vital to good mobile filmmaking. But if you want a more stable tool for handheld shots and multiple options for customization, Moment’s new Mobile Filmmaker Cage with MagSafe may just do the trick. The videocage

SlashGear / 11h
If finding the best podcast for your tastes is a chore, then Spotify's new dedicated Podcasts feed may be the exact thing you're looking for.

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After winning big at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Producers Guild Awards, and the Writers Guild Awards, CODA took home the top prize at the 2022 Academy Awards. Written and directed by Siân Heder — is a great movie, and a much-needed step forward for deaf representation in Hollywood. Mashable producer, Mark Stetson, breaks down the movie and the significance of the groundbreaking film.

FTC Intuit TurboTax•
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Enlarge / TurboTax products sit on display at Costco on January 28, 2016, in Foster City, California. (credit: Getty Images | Kimberly White ) The Federal Trade Commission sued Intuit on Monday, alleging that it deceptively advertises "free" tax filing with TurboTax. Intuit's deceptive tactics pushed customers toward paid products—even in cases where they were eligible for the no-cost Free File p

Mashable / 11h
The 94th Academy Awards was certainly an interesting event this year with some pretty shocking moments, but it was also full of some historic ones. We’ve put together a list of a few solid wins so they aren’t overshadowed by some of the negative events that took place that evening.

Lotus Eletre Electric Suv•
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This 600-horsepower, 373-mile EV boasts a light show worthy of Knight Rider's KITT and is the first production car with retractable lidar for self-driving.

Bad news, cruisers: The dreaded fuel surcharge is officially back. Greek Islands cruise specialist Celestyal Cruises on Friday will become the first cruise line catering heavily to North Americans to add a fuel surcharge to fares since the recent spike in oil prices. The surcharge — $8 per person, per day — will apply to all new bookings starting Friday for sailings departing April 18 and beyond.

81Lifehacker / 11h
Even if you’re “fully” vaccinated and boosted, you may be due for another COVID-19 vaccine shot soon. The FDA decided today to authorize a second booster dose for people over age 50. Read more...

Meta Messenger Shortcuts•
Engadget / 11h
Meta is adding a handful of features to the Messenger app that will be familiar to anyone who's used Slack, most notably with a new @everyone function. Starting today, typing @everyone in a chat in Messenger will alert the entire group to your message — so make sure it's a good one. Messenger is also adding a /silent function, which ensures your message will arrive in the chat without alerting an

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New World Update Tempest•
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After launching with some issues, New World's new update, called Heart of Madness, hopes to address the shortcomings found by players.

Apple FNB MLB Friday•
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Earlier this month, Apple announced its first live sports deal with Major League Baseball to bring a number of games and other MLB content to the Apple TV+ service for the 2022 season. Today, Apple unveiled the first 12 weeks of its “ Friday Night Baseball ” doubleheader schedule, which it now says will be freely available to anyone with internet access — without the need for an Apple TV+ subscri

A “Disk Write Error” while downloading or updating a game in Steam has several possible causes. Luckily, a majority of them aren’t indicative of a serious problem with your PC. In most cases, a disk write error occurs because of a permissions problem or file corruption and can be easily resolved. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

PickNik UK Defence Space•
49Gizmodo / 12h
Following a successful Kickstarter, the Death In Space tabletop roleplaying game is finally on its way. Free League announced a publishing partnership with Stockholm Kartell, aiming to bring Death in Space to a global audience. The PDF is available to purchase and the full physical game will be sent out in late April. Read more...

Verizon US Russian•
Engadget / 12h
Verizon is aware of a spam campaign that is targeting its customers with their own phone numbers. As first reported by The Verge , some of the carrier’s subscribers have complained in recent days of receiving text messages that offer “a little gift” for paying off their monthly phone bill, with a link that leads to a Russian website. What has made the campaign unsettling for some is that the perp

Google Chrome Microsoft•
SlashGear / 12h
Both Microsoft and Google have issued important updates for their respective web browsers thanks to a new security vulnerability impacting Edge and Chrome.

SlashGear / 12h
NVIDIA's newest GeForce graphics card is a two-thousand-dollar behemoth. This is what your money gets you.

Ronin Ethereum DeFi•
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Hackers stole over a half-billion dollars' worth of cryptocurrency, and no one noticed. That's the wild takeaway Tuesday morning after the team behind Ronin, an Ethereum sidechain developed for the popular blockchain-integrated game Axie Infinity , said they discovered only today that 173,600 ether and 25.5 million of the USDC stablecoin were stolen from their network starting March 23 . Worth ap

Mashable / 12h
If you’ve listened to any podcast ever , you already know the spiel: Squarespace is an all-in-one website builder that makes it easy to create a professional-looking online presence. Numbers-wise, it’s the second most popular web building and hosting service out there (after Shopify), supporting more than 2.9 million live websites across the internet at the time of publication. One of the primary

iPad Apple 2022 M2•
The iPad Air 5 , launched in March, was a surprising jump up in terms of power from the Air 4 , touting the same Apple M1 chip that newer iPad Pro models use, but something about it didn't sit right with me. At first I thought it was that Apple was presenting it as a device for creatives when it didn't have the specs to match - but something caused me to change my mind. We recently heard a leak a

EU DMA WhatsApp iMessage•
Security experts are growing concerned about the potential implications of the EU's new Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the effects it could have on WhatsApp and other secure messaging services . For those unfamiliar, the DMA aims to reign in big tech platforms in Europe so that smaller companies can better compete with Meta, Google, Microsoft and others. As part of the new bill, large tech compani

TechCrunch / 12h
As more banking, e-commerce and insurance startups work to improve the way business is done in emerging countries, it should come as no surprise that this winter’s Y Combinator batch is rife with related efforts. There are 35 companies this year, just over double the amount in the 2021 winter batch and up from 18 in the summer program, according to the organization’s directory. What you’ll notice

Bitcoin Reduce Energy•
25Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / A technician inspects the backside of bitcoin mining at Bitfarms in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, on March 19, 2018. (credit: Lars Hagberg / AFP) Bitcoin has a voracious appetite for energy, a foundational characteristic of the cryptocurrency that some environmental groups say they are hoping to change. A new pressure campaign, called Change the Code Not the Climate , launched Tuesday, and i

SlashGear / 12h
A thorough rundown of iRacing including its history, comparisons to real-life racing, and overview of cars, tracks, and competitions.

89TechCrunch / 12h
Nearly half of Uber and Lyft drivers in the U.S. have quit or are driving less due to high gas prices caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine, despite temporary fuel surcharges added to fares by those ride-hailing companies, according to a survey shared with TechCrunch. “Forty-three percent of Uber and Lyft drivers still say they’re driving less or have quit completely despite the new fuel surcharges,”

100+Futurism / 12h
Slap Chop Because it’s 2022, and every meme and cringeworthy moment apparently deserves to be immortalized on the blockchain, it looks like actor Will Smith’s Academy Awards confrontation with comedian Chris Rock has already hit the dubious world of web3. As spotted by Fortune , there are already several projects cashing in on the drama. A Will Smith Inu coin — translated into English, that’s an

Lifehacker / 12h
Though the internet’s wisdom on the dangers of using antiperspirant are overblown (you don’t actually need to worry if yours contains aluminum ), you may nevertheless have pondered whether you should go the more natural route when dealing with your body odor. Deodorants mask odor without inhibiting your body’s… Read more...

Sennheiser Ambeo A2•
Engadget / 12h
Sennheiser just delivered a pair of updates that could make its audio gear more compelling, particularly at the end of a long work day. To start, an upgrade to the Smart Control app for Android and iOS can automatically change your headphones' EQ, noise cancellation levels and other settings based on your location. This isn't a new feature in the audio world (Sony has offered this for years), but

Verizon Spam Texts•
82Mashable / 12h
Have you recently received a text message…from your own phone number? If so, do not click the link you were sent! You obviously didn't send it to yourself. And your phone carrier, likely Verizon in this case, did not send it to you either. According to Verizon Wireless, the company is currently investigating a mass spam text message campaign targeting its customers. SEE ALSO: Crypto scammers are

Cathay New York Russian•
Thanks to geopolitical tensions surrounding Russia’s war in Ukraine, there will soon be a new world’s longest flight — sort of. Cathay Pacific’s service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will soon take considerably longer as the airline avoids Russian airspace, according to Bloomberg News . Instead of taking a conventional great c

United US Flight Pilots•
With the current pilot shortage in the United States, Frontier Airlines is getting creative with its pilot recruitment, and is looking abroad. Frontier hiring Australian first officers with E-3 visas The pandemic has obviously had a major impact on the airline industry. Around two years ago airlines were in a rough spot as demand for air travel plummeted, and many pilots were either furloughed or

41Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images ) Today is the day that Google's controversial changes to the Google Workspace privacy settings take effect. For paying users of Google Workspace, the organization-wide "Web & App Activity" control is being removed from the administrator control panel and will be split into two different settings. We covered this announcement two months ago , but the

59Gizmodo / 12h
Few sci-fi movie props are as unique as the origami unicorn from Blade Runner . Not only is it very specific in form, it’s crucially tied to the overall plot, which is why artist Matt Ferguson has always been obsessed with it. A few years back, he turned that image into a unique collectible ornament . Now, he’s at it… Read more...

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Here's what the latest update to Epic Games' battle royale fan favorite mean.

When it comes to watching movies and TV at home, the sound quality is important. And while YouTube TV has been incredibly slow to roll out 5.1 surround sound support for most devices, better sound could be right around the corner. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

All of your grocery store produce features a sticker. Most of the time, you’ll find the brand name and a barcode on them, both of which are pretty self-explanatory. However, you might have noticed four digits above the bar code, as well. What do those numbers mean? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

If you don’t want people to see certain photos or photo albums, you can make those items private in your Facebook account. You can do this from both your desktop and your mobile phone, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

76TechCrunch / 12h
Yet again , India is the most represented country, outside of the United States, within the latest Y Combinator accelerator batch: the Winter 2022 cohort sports 32 startups hailing from Gurugram, Bengaluru, Delhi, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. For what it’s worth, more than