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Chris Wallace Fox 2020•
115KNYT > Technology / 23h
As he starts a new streaming show at CNN, the longtime TV anchor reflects on his decision to leave Fox News after 18 years.

TechCrunch / 19min
Football or soccer, the latter commonly used in the US, is the most popular and watched sport globally with over five billion football fans according to its apex governing body , FIFA. While the World Cup, its pinnacle event of football and arguably the world’s most popular sporting event, shows the popularity of the sport in full colors, it’s the yearly leagues in different countries across Euro

Apple CODA Oscar BP•
Engadget / 49min
Three years and three days after it was first unveiled , Apple TV+ has captured the first ever Best Picture Oscar for a streaming service with CODA . The film also took a historical win for Best Supporting Actor, as Troy Kotsur became the first Deaf male actor to win an Oscar. Writer and director Sian Heder also won for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film, with a mostly Deaf cast, follows Ruby (pla

TechCrunch / 20min
Singapore’s giant Sea said on Monday it is shutting down its e-commerce business, Shopee, in India, months after the firm began recruiting sellers in the country. The announcement follows India’s decision to ban Sea’s popular title “Free Fire” in the country last month, a move that wiped billions of dollars from Shopee’s market cap. A source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch Shopee’s India

One of the great things about movies is how they can show us possible gadgets and other forms of technology that make us wish they exist in real life. Over the years, these gadgets have amazed us on the screen, allowing us to at least have a peek at the future that we hope we might get. Check out the best Netflix TV shows this month The best part is that even if some of these gadgets don’t exist

The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia’s cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.

The company, supported by Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and other prominent conservatives, wants to help build a “new internet” independent from Silicon Valley’s titans.

Will Smith Chris Rock•
Mashable / 2h
Chris Rock reportedly won't be pressing charges against Will Smith after the King Richard star slapped him live on stage during the Oscars. Smith, who won the Best Actor statue later in the ceremony, became the undisputed centre of attention at the 94th Academy Awards last night after publicly confronting Rock during the presentation for Best Documentary Feature. The comedian had been poking fun

JetBlue TrueBlue has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. I want to share the details of it, though also want to note upfront that buying TrueBlue points almost never represents a good deal. Buy JetBlue points with a discount Through Wednesday, April 20, 2022, JetBlue TrueBlue is offering a discount on purchased points . Different accounts may be targeted for different offers

Apple CODA Oscar BP•
25TechCrunch / 2h
Apple TV+ has beat out Netflix to become the first streaming service to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, with “Coda’s” triumph. “CODA” actor Troy Kotsur also won the best supporting actor trophy, marking the first time a Deaf male actor, and the second Deaf actor after “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin won in 1986 for “Children of a Lesser God.” Writer and director Sian Heder won for Best Adapt

Fintech Zepto $25M Series•
23TechCrunch / 3h
Zepto , an Australian real-time account-to-account (A2A) merchant payments platform, said Monday it has raised a $25 million AUD Series A (about 18.8 million USD) co-led by AirTree Ventures and Decade Partners. The instant payment platform lets merchants make, manage and receive secure payments by connecting directly from the payer’s bank to a merchant’s bank. The Series A funding comes after its

Classiq NVIDIA Quantum•
When it comes to computing ability, the general rule of thumb is more is better. Quantum computers promise to feed this hunger. Their immense processing power derives from their ability to store and handle significantly larger volumes of data than classical bit-driven computers. As a result, a future quantum computer, in theory, could take minutes to solve problems that take classical computers t

Today Wordle The Day•
Mashable / 3h
Morning Wordlers! It's a new day, which means it's time to turn our gaze back to those mysterious little squares and find out, one way or another, what today's Wordle answer is. If you're in a hurry to get to the main event, you'll find today's Wordle solution down the bottom of this post, so scroll scroll scroll. If you want to ease into it to try and get there yourself first, you'll find a few

iPhone 14 Pro 48MP•
Just a few days ago, iPhone 14 Pro Max schematics were shared online by noted leaker Max Weinbach which indicate that we can expect an even larger camera bump on Apple's upcoming handset. According to the schematics, the camera bump on the Cupertino company's next Pro Max handset will stick out even further than the current iPhone 13 Pro Max , increasing from 3.60mm to 4.17mm. 14 Pro and 14 Pro M

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is on sale for £150.50, saving you 88% on list price. You can’t put a price on knowledge. But if you could, £150.50 ain’t so bad — and that’s all it costs to get a lifetime of learning through Rosetta Stone and StackSkills for a limited time. First up in the Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is lifetime access to Rosetta Sto

Jessica Chastain BA•
Mashable / 4h
Jessica Chastain won Best Actress at the 2022 Oscars for her role as Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye . This was her third nomination and first win. Chastain used her speech to thank the Tammy Faye team, including its Oscar-winning hair and makeup team and her costar Andrew Garfield. In the spirit of Tammy Faye, she used the remainder of her speech to advocate for LGBTQ youth and suici

Apple CODA Oscar BP•
100+Wired / 4h
Hollywood has been waiting for years to see if a streaming service could nab the Oscars’ highest honor. This year, they got a historic answer.

Apple CODA Oscar BP•
Mashable / 4h
The 2022 Academy Award for Best Picture went to CODA . Coda is a film about a deaf family, helmed by writer and director Sian Heder, who won Best Adapted Screenplay earlier in the night. The film makes Oscar history by largely starring Deaf actors, including Best Supporting Actor winner Troy Kotsur . These three wins mean CODA had a sweep, proving the victor in each of its nominated categories. T

Will Smith Chris Rock•
Mashable / 4h
Will Smith won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards for his role as Richard Williams in King Richard . However, his victory came after a tense moment with presenter Chris Rock . Tweet may have been deleted Smith opened his speech by mentioning how Williams, father to tennis superstars Venus and Serena, was a "fierce defender of his family. He continued to say, "I know that to do wh

Gizmodo / 4h
After a very long, very weird lead up which included fan votes , important categories cut and so much more , it’s no surprise that the 9 4th Annual Academy Awards celebrating them were equally weird with a few examples being an alt version of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Will Smith literally smacking Chris Rock and lots… Read more...

21How-To Geek / 5h
A new Easter Egg was just discovered in Windows 1.0, an operating system that’s 37 years old. Discovered by tinkerer Lucas Brooks, the Easer Egg would have been impossible to uncover at the time of Windows 1.0’s release due to the way it was encrypted. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TPD 2022 Campion Oscar•
Mashable / 5h
At the 94th Academy Awards , Jane Campion, director of The Power of the Dog , became the third woman to ever win the Oscar for Best Director. The award has previously been won in 2010 by Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker , and in 2021 by Chloé Zhao, director of Nomadland . This marks Campion's second nomination for Best Director — she is the only woman to have been nominated twice. Her

Will Smith Chris Rock•
2KMashable / 5h
Welp, it looks like Will Smith just slapped Chris Rock in the face in defense of his wife at the Oscars. During Sunday's 2022 Oscars award ceremony, Chris Rock, who was announcing the winner for Best Original Documentary, made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith being in G.I. Jane because of her shaved head and green dress. Pinkett Smith is outspoken about her struggles with alopecia, an autoimmune d

Megan Thee Stallion Bruno•
Mashable / 6h
It's finally time to sing — and rap — about Bruno. The cast of Encanto took to the stage at the 94th Academy Awards to perform the film's viral hit song "We Don't Talk About Bruno." Representing the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film were the voice actors of the magical Madrigal family, including Stephanie Beatriz (Mirabel), Mauro Castillo (Felix), Carolina Gaitan (Pepa),

SlashGear / 6h
Android fans are anticipating a Pixel 6a launch at the upcoming Google I/O 2022 event, but word has it there will be one hotly-anticipated item left out.

Gizmodo / 6h
Two weeks ago, The Walking Dead offered an episode that was its version of a political thriller . Last week, there was a multiple murder mystery , beginning with a fatally wounded kid arriving at Hilltop’s door. But The Walking Dead still isn’t done messing around with genres, because tonight’s episode was a heist,… Read more...

Oscars Zack Snyder’s•
Mashable / 6h
The 2022 Oscars debuted the audience voted category of "Cheer-worthy moments," and the winners were so random that they've already become a meme. This year, the 94th annual Academy Awards included two viewer-voted categories: Cheer-worthy moments and Fan favorite movie of 2021. Viewers voted on these categories on the Oscars website ahead of the event and the winners of Cheer-worthy moments make

Biden Russia Griner•
Mashable / 6h
When Ben Proudfoot won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short for directing The Queen of Basketball — a documentary about Lusia "Lucy" Harris' accomplishments in the sport — he gave a shout out to current WNBA player Brittney Griner. "If there is anyone out there that still doubts whether there is an audience for female athletes, let this academy award be the answer. Lucy Harris is not here tonight

Kotsur CODA Deaf Oscar•
200+Mashable / 7h
Troy Kotsur made history at the 94th Academy Awards as the first Deaf male actor to win an Oscar. He was honored for his performance in CODA , where he played protagonist Ruby's (Emilia Jones) supportive father. Kotsur is the second Deaf actor in the history of the Oscars to win an award. In 1986, Kotsur's CODA co-star Marlee Matlin became the first Deaf actor to win an Academy Award. She won Bes

SlashGear / 7h
Whether you want to protect your privacy or simply get around streaming geoblocks, connecting to a VPN on Android is fast, simple, and effective.

DeBose Oscar WSS Anita•
Mashable / 8h
Ariana DeBose made history at the 94th Academy Awards when she won Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story . DeBose is the first openly queer woman to win an acting Oscar, as well as the first Afro-Latina. She comes primarily from a dance background and established her career on stage. She is the second actor to win an Oscar for playing Anita in West Side Story , the first being Rita Moreno fo

Chalamet Oscars 2022•
Mashable / 8h
Dispatch the authorities because Timothée Chalamet went shirtless at the 2022 Oscars . On Sunday night (March 27), Chalamet showed up at the 94th Academy Awards in a sparkly black Louis Vuitton blazer with lace detailing, black trousers, matching black boots, and a horny silver chain to top it all off. But his best accessory was his bare chest. He hasn't caused this much of a stir since the peach

37Mashable / 8h
The 94th Academy Awards are now upon us, along with the promise of cringey moments, memorable (for better or for worse) speeches, entertaining surprises, upsets and more. While the ongoing pandemic continues to cut into box office performance — total earnings in 2021 are basically half what they were in a record-setting 2019 — there's been a flood of movies arriving as COVID-delayed productions g

As we reach the end of March, we’re hitting a milestone in the pandemic: It’s been approximately one year since COVID-19 vaccines became widely available and people began to venture out. Of course, the vaccine rollout varied from state to state, and the entire process was a months-long endeavor that continues to this day. But broadly speaking, it was around this time last year that we began to re

2022 Oscar Winners List•
Mashable / 9h
The time has finally come for the 2022 Oscars , when Hollywood's biggest names and brightest rising stars reunite at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best films. It's been an understated awards season, with two streamers going head to head for an historic Best Picture win at the 94th Academy Awards: Will it go to Netflix's suspenseful Western, The Power of the Dog , or wil

They’re the perks that make a hotel stay more memorable. From the most predictable and basic like a couple of bottles of water, to much more original — and in some cases, downright unique amenities. Sure, some perks have been pared down or even discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic, but plenty remain. As a kid I remember staying at an Embassy Suites hotels on vacation, and my parents ensuring

A growing number of firms are offering solutions to cut the excessive noise that's harming our health

SlashGear / 10h
If you own a Samsung Galaxy, you're likely familiar with most of its settings and menus. You probably don't know about this secret menu, though.

Bloodborne Kart Psx•
Engadget / 10h
A hunter must hunt, and so too must they race, according to the creator of the recently released PS1 “ demake ” of FromSoftware’s classic 2015 action role-playing game . This week, Bloodborne PSX developer Lilith Walther announced she’s working on Bloodborne Kart , a project she plans to release “when it’s ready.” As you can probably guess from its title, Bloodborne Kart looks to reimagine the sp

200+Futurism / 10h
Yonder Galaxy After sorting through more than 1,000 research proposals from astronomers around the world, NASA has finalized the list of targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will study — and is publishing all of them but one. The space agency’s largest, most powerful telescope ever has been practicing its photographic skills, but now it’s ready to get down to business and start taking shar

The 2022 Formula One season kicked off on March 20 with the Bahrain Grand Prix. From March to November, the 10 competing teams will be racing against each other with 22 races taking place on six different continents. And it is not only the cars that will be roaring. Wherever Formula One goes, a whole squadron of jets makes it possible for drivers, staff and media to keep up with the frenetic sche

iPhone 14 Pro 48MP•
82Mashable / 11h
iPhone camera bump haters, we have some bad news: It sounds like the upcoming (but unannounced) iPhone 14 Pro might be getting an even thicker camera bump on its backside. The original sleek profile rumor made waves back in September , after Apple leaker John Prosser shared purported product images showing the startling lack of a rear-mounted camera protrusion. The renders were met at the time wi

GSA Trump DC Hotel CGI•
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. The U.S. government has approved a lease transfer for the city’s most famous buildings, which currently house the Trump International Hotel. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Friday announced it is signing off on a proposed transfer of the lease of the Old Post Office building to CGI Hospitality Opportunity Fund. Accord

On March 16th outgoing American Airlines CEO Doug Parker shared with employees at an internal meeting, a recording of which was reviewed by View From The Wing , that "Demand is enormous right now for air travel. We had last week the 3 highest revenue booking days in our history." Continue reading ...

Android Windows YouTube•
SlashGear / 11h
If you're an Android user who spends ample time on a Windows PC, you can link the two so that phone notifications appear on the computer. Here's how to do it.

Crunchyroll Ends Free•
Engadget / 11h
Crunchyroll quietly announced on Friday it is ending one of the primary perks of its free tier. In an update spotted by Anime News Network , the company said it no longer plans to offer ad-supported simulcast streaming of new series. Previously free users could watch new shows shortly after their Japanese debut as long as they were willing to wait a week and sit through commercials. By subscribin

While many are headed to Florida for spring break, some might want to go to the “Sunshine State” when it’s less crowded. American Airlines is offering deals to West Palm Beach during the fall from $223 round trip. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Photo courtesy of Walter Bibikow/Getty Images) TheFlightDeal first alerted us to this offer.

Malt Marketplace Comatch•
48TechCrunch / 12h
It’s consolidation time in the freelancer marketplace industry. French startup Malt is acquiring Comatch , a competing marketplace focused on consultants and industry experts. Comatch originally started in Germany, which means that Malt is also doubling down on the German market with this acquisition. Terms of the deal are undisclosed but it involves a mix of equity and cash. Malt started as a ma

Apple Pay Mir Russia•
300+Mashable / 12h
The Russian payment card system called Mir will no longer be hosted on Apple Pay, adding to the existing restrictions against Russian economic activity enacted via Apple's contactless payment service. The Mir suspension took effect on on March 24, according to an announcement on Mir's website . Apple also alerted Russia's National Card Payment System (NSPK). According to The Verge , the translate

500+Futurism / 12h
Star Boy It’s lonely at the top — even for Elon Musk. Even being the world’s richest person , a billionaire CEO of multiple companies and a guy who threatens foreign dictators with flamethrowers isn’t enough to keep Musk from getting lonely sometimes. In a new interview with Bu