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500+Mashable / 3h
There were plenty of big winners at this year's BAFTA Awards on Sunday, but the person who seemed to get most of Twitter talking wasn't even nominated. Emma Watson, who made a cameo to present the award for Best Outstanding British Film (Kenneth Branaugh's Belfast won) during the ceremony, managed to do that with a single sentence. SEE ALSO: All the winners from this year's BAFTAs "Our next prese

Musk Vladimir Putin•
3KFuturism / 3h
Celebrity Deathmatch Ever the innovator, SpaceX CEO and one-third of the newest celebrity love triangle Elon Musk has a novel solution to the invasion of Ukraine: a one-on-one fight with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The billionaire issued the challenge to Putin on Monday morning via Twitter, adding that the stakes for the match will be Ukraine, apparently suggesting he could put an end to th

500+Gizmodo / 4h
We’re more or less still at the point of robotics where engineers are throwing anything at the wall and hoping to find a design that sticks. Or at least, that seems like the best explanation for why Kawasaki created a four-legged walking Ibex —a species of wild goat—that can haul cargo or passengers assuming neither… Read more...

Back in 2017, Wyndham Rewards and Caesars Entertainment launched a new partnership . This partnership brought status matches and points transfers between the two programs. Once you earned Diamond or Platinum status in either program, you were able to maintain the status indefinitely by matching your status back and forth each year. For example, once you earned Wyndham or Caesars status, you’d mat

Gizmodo / 4min
Duke University researchers say they’ve recently performed a pioneering organ transplant in a baby boy—one meant to help his body accept the new organ without the need for large doses of anti-rejection drugs. More than six months in, the baby’s immune system seems to be adjusting as expected, and he’s doing well. It’s… Read more...

96Futurism / 4min
Softening Tone The head of Russia’s space program is apparently changing his tune. Dmitry Rogozin, the director general of Russian space agency Roscosmos, appealed to NASA for help in the wake of incredibly restrictive economic sanctions on his home country over the weekend. Strangely, that message comes after weeks of spouting pro-Putin and anti-US propaganda , not to mention belligerent threats

Mashable / 10min
Cyberflashing will become a criminal offence in England and Wales. Under new laws set to be introduced, perpetrators will face up to two years in prison. Cyberflashing is a term that describes the violating act of sending non-consensual explicit photos via AirDrop or messaging app. Recent research by Professor Jessica Ringrose , head of sociology at UCL's Institute of Education , found that 76 pe

Over the last month, many countries have made international travel during the pandemic easier and more convenient by easing COVID-19 testing requirements, particularly for vaccinated travelers. As of now, despite some calls to loosen the rules , U.S. travelers returning from abroad must still present a negative test. TPG reported that the U.S. Virgin Islands became the latest territory to announc

Every decade or so, we achieve a new generation of communication technology. Many of us remember 2G phones and about 10 years later 3G, then 4G. Now, we are watching the rollout of 5G, which is going to usher in a paradigm shift in the way we use and think about communication technology at both the consumer and enterprise levels. The pandemic has made it clear that communications need to be full-

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Saurav Agarwal, founder and CEO of SIERA.AI, explains how his company helps industrial facilities make operations safer and more efficient by digitalizing their forklift fleet with computer vision and IoT. Click here to continue.

Gizmodo / 16min
Did you skip seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters out of concern for the pandemic? Probably not, given the film’s astounding box office . However, there must be a few of you out there, since that number includes myself—which is why I’m delighted to finally watch the opening of the movie. Even if you have seen it,… Read more...

Hogwarts Legacy State•
SlashGear / 18min
An event that is several years in the making is summoned in the next PlayStation "State of Play," featuring the Harry Potter universe's own Hogwarts Legacy.

Lifehacker / 23min
Changing the air filters in your HVAC system regularly is important not only for the air quality in your home, but also for saving money on your energy bill, as well as maintenance costs down the road on your system. A worn-out or clogged filter makes the fans in your circulation system work overtime to push air… Read more...

SlashGear / 26min
Looking back on the most disastrous desktop computer ever released by Apple - despite is amazingly weird and futuristic appearance and odd set of features.

shewhoworshipscarlin : Lady Reading a Book by Jean-Frederic Schall, 1770s-80s, France.

YouTube Vanced Google•
Ars Technica / 28min
Enlarge (credit: Vanced) YouTube Vanced, a popular mod of the official YouTube Android app, is dead. The project announced its discontinuation over the weekend. The project leaders are being weirdly coy about why the app is shutting down, but The Verge confirmed that a cease-and-desist letter from Google is the reason. YouTube Vanced, which was created in 2017 , is a mod of Google's Android YouTu

The list of departures from Netflix's UK service for April have been unveiled and some big movies are set to leave. Most eye-catching on the list of departures are sci-fi classic Arrival, both Edgar Wright's beloved comedies Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead and Stephen King's multi-Academy Award winning chiller The Green Mile. Stunning drama Atonement is flying the coop too, so is timeless drama Sc

Gizmodo / 29min
Over-inflate a balloon with a cartoon character on it, and they’ll end up looking stretched and unfamiliar. But as low-tech as balloons are, this same issue also affects the next generation of flexible displays that could one day be used in wearable devices. Researchers in South Korea believe they’ve come up with a… Read more...

How-To Geek / 30min
Windows 10 uses your ISP’s DNS server by default, but it is possible to change it. Other DNS servers offer additional features like added security and privacy, website filtering, and they may even improve your speed. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 30min
Following its acquisition of Discovery, the AT&T-owned WarnerMedia will become Warner Bros Discovery, one of the world’s biggest entertainment corporations. And oddly enough, this massive corporation’s first big goal is to combine HBO Max with Discovery+. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

TechCrunch / 33min
Another day, another 52-week low for the value of modern software stocks. Once a key indicator of the market’s effervescent enthusiasm for the value of cloud companies, the Bessemer Cloud Index has become a barometer of the opposite in recent months. After a dizzying ascent, the basket of public software companies has given back all its gains since May 2021, and is not that far from losing 50% of

Last year, we reported on a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to bypass the protections afforded by AMD’s secure encrypted virtualization (SEV) technology, found in its EPYC server processors. When the issue came to light, AMD dismissed the exploit on the grounds that it requires physical access to the hardware, but this is only half the story. The researcher responsible for the original

If you think we just reported on this two weeks ago, that’s because we did. Emirates Skywards has increased the cash cost for an award ticket once again, increasing the fees and fuel surcharges you’ll pay when booking an award flight. After seeing fees go up by as much as $250 on some routes last month, we are now seeing another $180 tacked onto tickets on those same routes this month. Here’s a c

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Watch this insightful discussion on how organizations can future-proof and scale AI investment, while minimizing risks. Participants include Infosys leaders, a senior executive from E.ON, Germany, an academician from IESE Business School, and a leading IT and media lawyer. Click here to continue.

Ford EV Europe 2024•
Engadget / 46min
Ford is quickly making good on its promise to go all-electric in Europe . The company now plans to introduce seven new EVs in Europe by 2024. The lineup will focus on crossovers, including an electric version of the compact Puma as well as a five-seat "medium-size" and "sport" models. You can also expect new editions of the Transit and Tourneo vans, including smaller Courier trims as well as Cust

Engadget / 52min
Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina's Wonderlands will be released on March 25th and, in a first for the franchise, it will have full cross-play support. Those on PC, Xbox and PlayStation will all be able to play the fantasy-themed shooter together, Gearbox Entertainment CEO Randy Pitchford confirmed on Twitter . Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will ship on March 25 with full cross play for all platforms at l

Lifehacker / 53min
Going “viral” used to actually mean something. The online content market has never been more saturated, and after years of subjecting ourselves to a little bit of everything all of the time , you’d think someone would be gatekeeping what counts as “viral.” Alas, a tweet with a few thousand likes, someone getting turned… Read more...

How does 50,000 miles for a business-class ticket from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to the Maldives sound? Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has you covered. As one of the last remaining partner airlines to be added to Alaska’s award chart since it joined Oneworld a year ago, Mileage Plan members can now redeem miles on SriLankan Airlines. With a fleet of only a dozen wide-body aircraft, SriLankan

Facebook Meta Russian•
300+Futurism / 1h
Rock vs. Hard Place Facebook has worked itself into a corner over its moderation of threats against Russians amid the country’s violent invasion of Ukraine. Last week, internal company emails obtained by Reuters revealed that moderators were no longer removing calls for violence in several countries against Russian soldiers and even Russian president Vladimir Putin. But now Facebook’s parent comp

Nintendo Switch•
Futurism / 1h
I don’t want to date myself, but my formative years were spent punching in the Konami Code to beat every game from “Contra” to “Aladdin.” This elegant universal code even has a musicality when you say it out loud: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start. GameShark devices unlocked even more potential granting infinite lives, unlocking secret characters, and even messing with gam

Reggie Facebook Fils-Aime•
Gizmodo / 1h
Meta (formerly Facebook) might want to put on a VR headset and spend eternity in the metaverse because the company won’t want to show its face after a former Nintendo executive dressed the company down this weekend. Read more...

Hogwarts Legacy State•
Hogwarts Legacy will receive a dedicated State of Play preview stream on March 17. The 20-minute broadcast will feature more than 14 minutes of the upcoming Harry Potter game running on a PS5, rounding out with some insights from a couple of developers behind the game. You can watch the State of Play at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 9pm GMT (or March 18 at 8am AEDT) on the PlayStation Twitch or YouTube chann

The resurgence of Spectre-like malware has pushed the release date for the next iteration of Linux for at least a week, its creator has confirmed. In the 5.17-rc8 announcement, the kernel development head Linus Torvalds explained that the discovery of CVE-2021-26341 - a vulnerability in some AMD processors that resembles the dreaded Spectre/Meltdown fiasco, meant the team needed to apply certain

Thermo Fisher Scientific is known for its equipment used in a variety of industries—from biosciences to environmental—but the company is also an application developer. An increasing number of instruments can be remotely monitored and managed through the company’s Connect platform, while data is collected and analyzed through more than 40 different modules and applications. Managing those applicat

HBO Max Discovery One•
28Engadget / 1h
Months after announcing their purposed $43 billion merger , WarnerMedia and Discovery have answered what will happen to HBO Max and Discovery Plus once they form the imaginatively named Warner Bros. Discovery . Per Variety , Discovery chief financial officer Gunnar Wiedenfels said during a recent panel at the 30th Annual Media, Internet and Telecom Conference that the company plans to combine the

We’re living in an era of instant, or nearly instant, delivery. So how do the two biggest retailers in the U.S. by overall sales — Amazon and Walmart — compare when it comes to their expedited delivery services? New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide . Amazon has been a front-runner for years with its Amazon Prime service. But the advantage of h

Choice Privileges has today launched its next major promotion. While probably not a reason to switch any stays to Choice, it’s worth taking advantage of if you were planning such a stay already. Choice Privileges spring 2022 promotion Choice Privileges is offering up to 8,000 points after every two stays between March 14 and May 8, 2022 . Here are the basic terms to be aware of: Registration is r

Sales Time 2004 Years•
While we might be waiting a while for the launch of Spotify HiFi , there's a way to get CD-quality music sent to your home without using any data. It's called a CD. For the first time in 20 years, the humble compact disc format has seen in an uptick in sales according to data published by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) , with 46.6 million discs being sold last year. Admitted

Tango Gameworks, the developers of Ghostwire: Tokyo, may have played a hand in improving Sony’s unique DualSense controller, thanks to some rather strong feedback from the studio’s legendary founder, Shinji Mikami. In a candid interview with ForTheWin , Tango Gameworks’ producer Masato Kimura recalled that he visited Sony to look at a prototype version of the PS5 controller with Mikami-san, who s

Mashable / 1h
SAVE 15%: If you've been eyeing e-scooters, now's a good time to pull the trigger. The EverCross Electric Scooter is on sale for $679.99 as of March 14 — that's $120.00 (15%) off its regular price of $799.99. With gas prices as obscenely high as they are, many people are now turning more to biking or public transportation. Another option is the e-scooter — once considered an amusement on European

Mashable / 1h
SAVE $4.98: Dell's Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Bundle includes an Animal Crossing: New Horizons- themed Switch console with matching Joy-Con controllers, a copy of the game itself, and a carrying case with a screen protector. A $384.97 value, it's yours for just $379.99. If you missed the March 2020 memo about Nintendo Switches and Animal Crossing: New Horizons , here's your chance to claim a

When it comes to removing emails, there are two options that nearly every service has—“Archive” and “Detele.” It’s a little confusing why there are two choices that sound very similar. What’s the difference and which should you use? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sales Time 2004 Years•
Fashion trends aren’t the only thing making a comeback because in 2021, CD sales saw their first increase in nearly 17 years. Seriously, CDs are cool again, and according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), music fans bought almost 46.6 million disks in 2021. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Unlike previous iPhone releases, the iPhone 14 lineup may feature two different chipsets. This change may help the Pro and Pro Max models of iPhone 14 stand out a bit, as they will finally offer “pro” performance with exclusive, high-end processors. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Perhaps its a reflection of the state of the world (or our perception of it), but many of the most popular genre films of the past decade or more have been of the relentlessly grim-and-gritty variety. Particularly when it comes to superheroes (and especially Batman, whose films have only grown more dour across the… Read more...

Most Turkish Airlines routes between the U.S. and Istanbul are wide open for business class award redemption between October and January - for four or more passengers! - with some routes having availability starting in May. Turkish is a Star Alliance airline, which means you can use United miles to book. Or you can transfer Citi, Bilt, or Capital One points directly to Turkish for some amazing aw

HBO Max Discovery One•
22TechCrunch / 1h
Following last week’s news that Discovery’s shareholders approved its merger with WarnerMedia, which will create one of the largest U.S. media companies , there’s now a hint as to how this merger will impact the companies’ respective direct-to-consumer streaming services, HBO Max and Discovery+ . This morning, Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels said the companies plan to combine the two streaming se

Hogwarts Legacy State•
42Engadget / 1h
You'll soon get more than just a cursory look at Hogwarts Legacy . Sony and WB Games Avalanche have announced a State of Play stream on March 17th devoted solely to the open-world Harry Potter RPG. The 20-minute presentation will finally share more details for the title, including 14 minutes of PlayStation 5 gameplay. The stream starts at 5PM Eastern on PlayStation's Twitch and YouTube channels.

SlashGear / 1h
A closer look at the next midrange smartphone hero from Samsung, the Galaxy A53, complete with a box that's not much bigger than the phone itself.

Microsoft has poured a lot of energy into making Windows 11 one of its cleanest-looking operating systems to date, but one Reddit user has pointed out that it could have gone further – and we completely agree. U/hyperactiverobot created a concept video in which the Recycle Bin can be moved to the taskbar, allowing Windows 11 users to drag unwanted files down onto it if they still want to preserve

2021 Zimperium Mobile•
The pandemic has made mobile devices an essential part of every business, but it has also led to cybercriminals trageting smartphone users. A report by mobile cybersecurity firm Zimperium claims more than 10 million mobile devices, across 214 countries, were affected by mobile threats last year. The company’s zLabs cybersecurity research arm claims mobile malware is the most prevalent threat, as

Night Week 2022 Sleep•
There’s a long-held belief that having a few drinks can help you fall asleep faster and sleep better, but we now know this isn’t true for everyone. So if your sleep tracker is telling you that your shut-eye takes a nose-dive after a night on the town, there’s definitely something in it. Just like you, some of us enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a few beers to unwind with friends after work, b

In Seattle, you can find coffee lovers gathering at historic Pike Place Market, which was also home to the first Starbucks. Alaska Airlines is offering deals to Seattle, a major hub for the airline, starting just under $100 round trip. Sign up for our daily newsletter for more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox. (Photo by Caroline Tanner/The Points Guy) SecretFlying alerted us to this

Gizmodo / 1h
As io9’s resident Walking Dead viewer and whiskey enthusiast , I was very surprised to discover I’d somehow missed the partnership between the show and The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey during the first third of the show’s eleventh and final season. Luckily for me, Sexton has released a second special edition for… Read more...

Sonic Hedgehog 2 Trailer•
Mashable / 1h
Everyone's favorite speedy blue hedgehog returns in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 . And this time, he's got company. Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) and his sidekick Tails (voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey) have to save the world from another iconic duo: Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and warrior echidna Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba). The final trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 gives us a good look at Sonic's

Davidson Blue Origin•
Engadget / 1h
Blue Origin's next crewed spaceflight is scheduled for March 23rd and, as reports suggested , Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson will be one of the passengers. It will be New Shepard's fourth flight with humans on board and its 20th overall. #NewShepard mission #NS20 will include Marty Allen, @NBCSNL ’s Pete Davidson, @SharonHagle , Marc Hagle, @JimKitchen , and @DrGeorgeNield . Liftoff on Ma

Riot Arcane Fortiche•
Engadget / 1h
Riot Games has worked closely with Arcane animation studio Fortiche for years, and now the two are cementing their creative union. Riot has made an equity investment giving it a "significant" but non-controlling stake in Fortiche. It has also added two leaders, Chief Content Officer Brian Wright and Director of Corporate Development Brendan Mulligan, to Fortiche's board of directors. The game dev

The average kitchen reno costs about $25,000 , with a high end closer to $40,000. The cost depends on a lot of factors, from your geographic location (it’s a lot cheaper in the South, for example) to your taste and the size of your kitchen. Still, no matter how you slice it, renovating a kitchen is an expensive project. Read more...

Gizmodo / 1h
A crew of six, including Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live , will attempt to venture past the Kármán line on March 23 aboard a Blue Origin rocket. Read more...

SlashGear / 2h
Analysis suggests Apple may take a different approach to their yearly iPhone family refresh. Instead of new processors across the board, there may be a split.

Mashable / 2h
SAVE $104 : Looking for headphones that can accompany your adventures this spring? The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport Headphones are up for the task and on sale for just $94.95 at Walmart as of March 14. That's a 52% discount. If your groggy energy from the time change is any indication, spring is coming. That means all kinds of adventures await you. If you're looking for a pair of headphones

Mashable / 2h
Save 50%: Get your caffeine fix for half off. As of March 14, the Cuisinart Defined Espresso Machine is just $99.99 (down from $199.99) at Amazon and Best Buy . Spring is days away, meaning the clocks have jumped forward, the sky is dark when your alarm goes off, and very quickly a strong latte in the morning has shifted from a want to an absolute need. Now maybe you're one of those morning peopl

China COVID Chinese•
100+Futurism / 2h
In a grim turn of events, a new outbreak of COVID-19 has appeared in two of China’s largest cities, resulting in fresh lockdowns and a sobering reminder that the global pandemic is still very much in effect. Authorities in Shanghai and Shenzhen have imposed restrictions on travel for residents after daily cases spiked over the past week, The New York Times reports . China reported 3,122 cases on

Engadget / 2h
If you missed the sale last month, you have another opportunity to get Apple's AirPods Max for $100 less than usual. The green models are back on sale for $449, which is only $20 more than their record low. While still on the high end, a $100 discount isn't anything to scoff at — especially if you want a pair of headphones that will work seamlessly with the rest of your Apple devices. Buy AirPods

Mashable / 2h
Xenobots are tiny robots made from living cells and they are getting quite good at self-replicating (in a petri dish). Just over a hundred years after the word robot was introduced to the world in a Czech play, the sci-fi vision of synthetic lifeforms seems closer to reality than ever. So, do we marvel at this scientific breakthrough and rejoice in all its potential (like designing and building b

Ford EV Europe 2024•
Ford is accelerating plans to sell more electric vehicles in Europe on its way toward reaching carbon neutrality in the region by 2035. The automaker announced Monday that it will launch three new electric passenger vehicles and four new electric commercial vehicles in Europe over the next two years. The company also said it plans to sell more than 600,000 EVs annually in Europe by 2026 to suppor

One of the byproducts of living in a highly politicized society is the abundance of arguments. Even if you’re not engaging in them yourself, we’re constantly surrounded by people who turn aspects of everyday life into a political statement or moral crusade, and feel compelled to tell you about it. Read more...

Researchers Hornets Sex•
24Gizmodo / 2h
Birds do it, bees do it—even the wasps that kill bees do it. A clever team of scientists now has an idea to use the Asian giant hornets’ horniness against them, in hopes of stopping the invasive species from decimating U.S. bee populations. They’ve identified the sex pheromones of the queen and propose trapping the… Read more...

Engadget / 2h
It didn’t take long for wireless earbuds to become ubiquitous . Apple’s AirPods launched back in September 2016, joining notable true wireless headphones from Jabra, Sony, Samsung, and others. A few years later, they’re the go-to choice for many of us when listening to music, podcasts and streaming services on our phones and tablets. However, because we use them so often, wireless earbuds can qui

If you’re using Microsoft Excel for statistical data, you may need to find the range for a data set. Here we’ll explain a simple way to calculate range in Excel using formulas. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

37How-To Geek / 2h
Some of us just don’t like corned beef and cabbage, and that’s okay. If you want to celebrate St. Paddy’s day with something a little different this year, we’ve got some incredible Irish-inspired dishes that will get those eyes a’ smiling. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Samsung Galaxy March 17•
Now that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S22-series devices are available, it’s time for the company to focus on less flashy, more affordable devices. Samsung is now sending out invites for its March 17th “Awesome Galaxy A Event,” where it’s expected to debut two new mid-range phones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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SlashGear / 2h
Taking a look back at the illustrious first-gen Honda NSX that debuted in 1990, the path that led to its creation, and where Honda plans on going next.

Delta Air Lines will soon be expanding its Airbus A350 fleet, but don’t expect Delta’s typical onboard product… Delta acquiring former LATAM Airbus A350s Delta will shortly start the process of acquiring nine Airbus A350-900s that used to fly for LATAM. In 2019 it was announced that Delta would invest in LATAM , which was a major development at the time. Unfortunately the timing didn’t prove to b

Amazon is taking steps to make cities around the world more environmentally friendly, in the face of the deteriorating state of the world's climates. The company's AWS cloud computing arm has announced an expansion of its sustainable efforts, launching the AWS Sustainable Cities Accelerator to help growing companies leverage cloud computing for environmental and ecological ends. The move comes af

Victory Capital Fund•
Investors have long invested in other investors as a way to get exposure to ambitious, speedy smaller funds (and access to hot deals before their neighbors notice). Andreessen Horowitz has been doing it for years, most recently putting money into a fund for NFT art , and Lightspeed and Sequoia now have well-known scout programs that give starter capital to ambitious emerging investors. While fund

Struggling to understand your heavily accented co-worker? Can’t follow what the customer support person at the other end of the phone is saying? Technology rushes to the rescue. It turns out that listening to an accent you’re not familiar with can dramatically increase the cognitive load (and, by extension, the amount of energy you expend to understand someone). Sayso is attempting to tackle this

Online shopping portals are one of the easiest ways to boost your rewards balances. These programs offer bonus points for various airline and hotel programs just for shopping online through the portals. For such an effortless way to earn points, it would be a mistake not to utilize them. In this guide we’re going to talk about how to use the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping portal . If you

Smart smoke detectors are one of many smart technologies entering the market for homeowners. These modern smoke detectors have more safety features than traditional smoke detectors, and many of them connect right to your smartphone and will send emergency alerts. Read more...

Ukraine Clearview AI•
20Engadget / 2h
Ukraine is now using Clearview AI's facial recognition technology for purposes such as identifying Russian soldiers, its CEO claimed. Hoan Ton-That told Reuters the company offered Ukraine's defense ministry free access to its system following the invasion by Russia. According to the report, Clearview suggested Ukraine could use the tech to reunite refugees with family members, fight misinformati

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Battlefield 2042 is not in good shape. On top of the existing technical bugs, graphical glitches, and gameplay issues that have plagued the game since launch, a new bug has made its way to the shooter, causing players to spawn on the wrong side of multiplayer maps and killing them automatically. Videos shared on the Battlefield 2042 subreddit show the bug in action. In one clip, a squad of US sol

24TechCrunch / 2h
Not much else matches the fast, evolving pace of mobility technology. It’s revolutionizing the way we move people, as well as parcels both big and small, and it’s simultaneously reshaping the present and future of industries, cities and towns around the world. If you want to keep your fingers on mobility’s driving pulse, you can’t afford to miss TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 , a two-day, programming

Modder Portable GameCube•
23Gizmodo / 2h
It’s still no easy feat, but creating a realistic 3D render of a miniaturized console is nowhere near as difficult as building the real thing, but that didn’t stop YouTuber GingerOfOz from building a handheld portable GameCube based on nothing but a concept pic that’s been floating around the internet since 2005. Read more...

SlashGear / 2h
Spotify is sunsetting software support for a range of vehicles leaving some users less than appreciative of the situation. Could this be a Car Thing push?

After reports that women were already being groped and sexually harassed in Meta’s new VR spaces, Horizon Worlds and Venues, the company formerly known as Facebook last month rolled out a new “Personal Boundary” feature that created a bubble of space with a radius of two virtual feet around each avatar. This prevented avatars from getting within roughly four feet of one another. Today, Meta is cu

VPN provider TorGuard has banned customers from using torrenting protocol BitTorrent after reaching a court settlement with more than two dozen film studios. The plaintiffs, who filed the lawsuit in October 2021, claimed that TorGuard’s marketing material actively encouraged the breach of copyright laws and that its customers frequently used BitTorrent clients for precisely this purpose. In a set

23Gizmodo / 3h
Paramount has finally dropped the final trailer for the Sonic sequel, showing the return of Doctor Robotnik ( Jim Carrey ), a downhill race through the alps, and the newest anthropomorphic villain, Knuckles ( Idris Elba ). James Marsden and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) make an appearance as well. Read more...

Apple Mac Pro M1 Ultra•
Apple’s next Mac Pro could use a pair of M1 Ultra chips bolted together, according to fresh speculation. This comes from Apple leaker Majin Bu on Twitter (via Wccftech ), who isn’t one of the more commonly cited hardware leakers, so chuck in some extra salt with this one. Based on what my resource reports, here is some official information on the new Mac Pro 2022This is the bridge that connects 2

Manufacturers of all kinds share similar challenges when moving to the cloud. When your mission is to create the most advanced technology independently, regardless of what you’re developing, it’s only possible when you team up with the right partners. Mate Rimac, CEO of Bugatti Rimac and Rimac Technology, builder of the fastest electric hypercars in the world, knows this well. The sports car Neve

The new Curve card is beginning to roll out. It lets you link other credit cards and choose which one you pay with, and it can give you rewards on top of the card that you're charging to and lets you change which card you're charging after the fact. However they are saying that re-assigning charges won't retain merchant codes for category bonuses. Continue reading ...

The Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card ( review ) is an incredible no annual fee card belonging to Chase’s Freedom portfolio, which can help you maximize your points thanks to its quarterly bonus categories. This is a reminder that today is the last day to register for the Q1 2022 5x points categories, and we’ve also just learned the Q2 2022 bonus categories (registration for that will open tomorr

27Gizmodo / 3h
Rob Zombie’s Munsters remake has cast a horror icon. Karl Urban teases even more to come from The Boys . Plus, the CW details what’s coming on Superman & Lois , Legacies , Charmed , The Flash , and more. And get a new look at what’s coming on Outlander . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

As cable subscriptions continue to dwindle, more and more TV viewers are turning to live streaming services. If you’re looking to replace cable with streaming, our guide will help you find the best live streaming service for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

High-end compact keyboards are nothing new, but the Professional 2 is looking to introduce a new level of class. With an ergonomic design, high-quality materials, and a unique switch-type, this board can feel fresh even if you’re used to niche mechanical keyboards. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Like many things in life, Windows 11 is a mixed bag. It finally modernizes the Windows operating system: It looks stunning, it’s secure, and it’s fast, and it comes with a couple of neat tricks like the new snap windows assistant and a redesigned taskbar. But in an effort to move forward, Windows has also broken a few… Read more...

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Apple's latest MacBook Pros are some of the most powerful laptops you can get right now, and they have high price tags to match. But if you've had your eye on the 16-inch model , you can grab it for $200 less than usual right now thanks to a new Amazon sale. The online retailer has the 512GB model for $2,299 and the 1TB version for $2,499, both of which are record-low prices. Buy 16-inch MacBook

Bank Credit Card Visa•
There are a lot of business credit cards out there, so it can be easy to feel overwhelmed when deciding which card is right for you. Thankfully, there’s a simple solution designed with the new small business owner in mind: the Capital on Tap Business Credit Card . Capital on Tap was launched in the U.S. in 2021 with a single goal: to help small-business owners with a card that makes it more rewar

Facebook Meta Russian•
21Engadget / 3h
Meta may be walking back a temporary exemption that let Facebook users in Ukraine call for Russian President Putin's death. Reuters claims to have seen an internal post from Meta global affairs President Nick Clegg indicating the company was "narrowing" its moderation to make clear that it wouldn't allow calls for the death of any head of state. While Meta didn't appear to have changed its mind o

Apple iPhone SE 2022•
Why spend more if you don’t have to? The new $430 iPhone meets all the criteria of what most of us need in a smartphone.

Dark Web•
For all the mystery surrounding the “dark web,” it’s actually pretty easy to access if you have the right software, and we can show you how. But before we get to the walkthrough, a word of warning to curious minds looking into the dark web for the first time: The place can be dangerous. Read more...

(Image credit: TechRadar) So, you've probably noticed that we've just published our iPhone SE (2022) review . It's a good one from Lance Ulanoff, and you should definitely set aside some time to read it. I've also been using the new iPhone SE for a little while now and I thought that, rather than just add in to the review, I'd go live with you lovely readers so you can give me some thoughts, ask

Nvidia Samsung Ubisoft•
The cybercrime group claiming to be behind the recent Nvidia and Samsung hacks has now taken responsibility for a recent disruption of Ubisoft’s games and services. Ubisoft is one of the world’s biggest video games companies, pushing out AAA titles such as the Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series. The company notified its users and customers of a temporary disruption, and whilst that announcement

Khan London Sarah Everard•
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A lewd comment here. A catcall there. Violence against women and girls often begins with words. A new campaign from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, aims to speak directly to men and boys about how they can intervene and act as male allies to tackle violence against women . The #HaveAWord campaign calls on men to "have a word" with themselves and their friends to challenge misogynistic behaviour

After Delta retired its Boeing 777 fleet during the pandemic, it dubbed the Airbus A350 its flagship aircraft. After all, the airline’s Airbus A350-900s sport Delta’s fanciest cabins, including an all-suite business-class along with Premium Select recliners . The biz pods each have sliding doors and direct aisle access, while the premium economy recliners offer more space than coach with upgraded

One of my favorite things about Air Canada Aeroplan is the emphasis that the program has on adding partners. Aeroplan has more airline partners than any other airline frequent flyer program. We’ve seen several partners added in recent months, including Etihad , Azul , Vistara , Air Serbia , Virgin Australia , Air Dolomiti , Eurowings Discover , Gulf Air , and Oman Air . In December 2021, Air Cana

Apple iPhone SE 2022•
I wish I was an iPhone SE person. Since its re-launch in 2020, the entry model iPhone has transformed from a nod to relic-era sizing into a prime example of a “ just what it needs to be and nothing more” smartphone . Even as Apple has retained the smaller 4.7” screen and the Touch ID authentication system , it has aggressively ramped the internals of the SE models — making them incredibly perform

Russia Instagram Meta•
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. Roskomnadzor, the country's media regulator, officially banned the app on Friday but gave Russians a 48-hour in-between period before it would be instituted. The ban, implemented at midnight on Monday, was confirmed by GlobalCheck (via Bloomberg) , a service examining internet restrictions in Russia. Last week, Russian prosecutors requested a court to label Meta , Instagram's parent company, an

57Engadget / 4h
We all could use a little help keeping our homes clean, and now we live in an age where robots are actually capable of lending a (mechanical) hand. Robot vacuums are some of the most ubiquitous smart home gadgets available today with their circular shapes and propensity for bumping into walls. While they provide an undeniable convenience, they can also be expensive. It’s not unheard of to drop cl

If you're on the hunt for cheap gaming laptop deals, this 15.6-inch Dell G15 for $746 (was $1,218.99) is definitely one of the best options out there this week. Using the code SAVE17 at checkout will knock a full 17% off an already discounted price to yield a very competitive choice indeed - one that features an RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, Intel Core i5-10500H processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SS

Cloudflare Malware Attacks•
Cloudflare has announced a raft of new security tools for all its customers as it unveils a major safety push. The company says that email continues being “one of the biggest security threats” for organizations, with various security tools being too expensive, overly complex, and hard to implement. That’s why the company believes true email security has until now been reserved for Fortune 100 com

NATO Russia 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. Western officials are increasingly worried that Russia is preparing to use chemical weapons to attack Ukraine, then spread disinformation that the attack came from the Ukrainians themselves. On NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ program yesterday, White House national sec

38TechCrunch / 4h
There’s a galaxy of talented and/or well-connected startup founders out there, but few have any prior fundraising experience, which levels the playing field by an inch or two. Everybody loves a go-getter, but in many communities, asking strangers for money is still considered a sign of poor character, not characteristic of an entrepreneurial mindset. But the rules are different in startup-land: a

Russia Instagram Meta•
100+Engadget / 4h
Russia has followed through on its plan to ban Instagram . The Washington Post reports the country shut down access on March 14th as promised, leaving nearly 60 million users ( according to Statista) without easy access. Regulator Roskomnadzor issued the ban in response to Meta 'temporarily' letting Ukranian users call for the deaths of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his soldiers invading U

Apple iPhone SE 2022•
33Engadget / 4h
Since the iPhone 5c, Apple’s approach to making a more affordable iPhone has been to stuff premium processors into cases belonging to older models. With the third generation of the iPhone SE, the company has stuck to that strategy. With its home button, top and bottom bezels and rounded corners, the new iPhone SE is nearly identical to the 2020 model, at least on the outside. Inside, this year’s

Apple iPhone SE 2022•
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Apple's iPhone SE is an unusual budget phone. Other phone manufacturers try to match as many flagship features as they can on their affordable devices, while typically saving on the processor that powers them. Apple is doing it the other way round; the new iPhone SE looks the same as its two-year-old predecessor , and has roughly the same key features, including the single, 12-megapixel rear came

37Lifehacker / 4h
Gardeners know that having bees around is a big help in the garden. Some gardeners even turn to urban beekeeping to attract some industrious pollinators to the yard (and reap the reward: honey). If you’re not quite ready for full-on beekeeping, you can still get in on the game by attracting solitary bees with a mason… Read more...

The fun of a cruise is equal parts what you do on board and what you do on shore. Cruise lines offer a full schedule of shore excursions to help you make the most of your time in port. However, the process of choosing and booking tours can be overwhelming for new cruisers. I’ve taken shore excursions around the world, both ship-run and independent, and spent many days in port wandering on my own.

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From WeCrashed to Super Pumped, Hollywood is still too infatuated with founders.

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Never miss a delivery. These WIRED-tested picks will help you keep tabs on your front porch from anywhere.

From our stacks: Endpaper illustration from Great Thoughts for Little Thinkers By Lucia T. Ames. New York & London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. The Knickerbocker Press, 1902.

The Linux timedatectl command lets you set your time, date, and timezone for your system clock and your real-time clock. Spare a moment, and we’ll show you how it all works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Maybell Quantum Icebox•
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Maybell Quantum , a Denver-based startup that plans to build hardware for the budding quantum computing ecosystem, is coming out of stealth today and launching Icebox. As the name implies, Icebox is a cryogenic platform to cool quantum processors down to the very low temperatures it takes to run a stable quantum system. Traditionally, these are extremely large systems but Maybell says its Icebox

Startups need data to grow, and Pareto CEO Phoebe Yao wants to make that as easy as possible. She started the company in 2020 to provide virtual data analysts for businesses. Pareto’s team of data experts offer actionable insights for sales marketing and recruiting pipelines. That data can be anything from sourcing TikTok influencers to qualifying B2B sales leads, finding job candidates and resea

Davidson Blue Origin•
Blue Origin has announced its next roster for a flight of New Shepard to suborbital space, and it includes Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, as well as angel investor Marty Allen, nonprofit founder Sharon Hagle, her husband and Tricor CEO Marc Hagle, entrepreneur Jim Kitchen and Commercial Space Technologies founder Dr. George Nield. Pete Davidson is Blue Origin’s second star passenger, after

52Ars Technica / 4h
Enlarge Google is being sued by a Florida restaurant group alleging that the tech company has been setting up unauthorized pages to capture food orders rather than directing them to the restaurant’s own site. Google uses “bait-and-switch” tactics to get customers to place takeout or pickup orders through “new, unauthorized, and deceptively branded webpages,” according to the lawsuit , filed on be

Google Android Update•
Google Photos has long offered a 'Portrait blur' feature for adding bokeh to your people snaps, but now Google's Android app is bringing the effect to a lot more subjects – as long as you're a Pixel user or Google One subscriber. The editing tool currently lets you add background blur to existing photos of people. But Google has announced that its Google Photos Android app is bringing the effect

A recent Covid-19 outbreak has locked down all production in Shenzhen, a city that borders Hong Kong and is notable for being the 'Silicon Valley' of China. With manufacturing and transportation at a standstill, popular products like the Galaxy S22 Ultra , MacBook Pro laptops and the iPhone 13 could all soon become much harder to find in stock. With the city of 17.5 million people now being asked

36Engadget / 4h
Bluetooth trackers are an affordable way to digitally keep track of your physical belongings, and now you can snag a number of Tile gadgets for less. Amazon has select packs of the trackers for up to 20 percent off right now. The 2022 Tile Mate Essentials pack is included in this sale and it has two Tile Mates, one Slim and one Sticker tracker, all for a record low of $68. You can also get a pack

Anyone who claims that walk breaks don’t make you a “real” runner is not only a weird jerk, but simply incorrect. The walk/run combination is a legitimate strategy used by runners of all levels. Whether your goal is to gradually build distance, or to conserve energy to finish a race strong, or to convince yourself to… Read more...

Modder Portable GameCube•
An almost 20-year-old handheld GameCube concept has been dragged out of your childhood and into the harsh reality of 2022. And like all of your other pre-pubescent hopes and dreams, it hasn't quite survived the test of time. This homemade GameCube handheld does a great job at mimicking the sexy 2002 render it's based on, but its insides are a butchered hodgepodge. It doesn't have the energy to pl

After two years of remote work and return-to-office dates pushed back several times due to COVID-19 surges and variants, many companies are finally getting ready to return to the office this month. However, what that return to work looks like will likely be very different than office life before the pandemic, and since the working-from-home culture took root. Gone from many companies is the expec

UK Online SCA Today•
UK shoppers will now face more security checks when making an online purchase under new customer protection rules. From today (March 14, 2022), ecommerce shoppers will face mandatory multi-factor authentication in an attempt to cut down on fraud and online crime, making sure consumers don't get scammed. The changes, which will also apply to face-to-face shopping, will make completing a purchase a

TPD Jane Campion BAFTA•
After January’s muted Golden Globes ceremony signalled a dramatic fall from grace for the once esteemed awards body, the BAFTAs have firmly established themselves as the most important precursor to the Oscars race in any given year. Not only do the British-awarded trophies now sit a comfortable second to any Academy Awards listed on the resumes, Wikipedia entries and obituaries of actors and film

Donald Trump no longer has a 747 flying under the Air Force One call sign. He no longer has his Boeing 757 in flying condition either. It has fallen into disrepair needing maintenance and missing parts. He recently had a well-publicized incident where the plane he was in – not his own – had to make an emergency landing. The Dassault Falcon 900 which was taking him from an event in New Orleans to

Carnival Cruise 50•
In November 2022, during its 50th anniversary year, Carnival Cruise Line will debut its latest new build, Carnival Celebration, the second ship in the line’s Excel class. Following in the footsteps of sister vessel Mardi Gras , launched in 2021, Celebration is also the second of Carnival’s ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas and the second of the line’s throwback ships, meaning it’s the

40Wired / 5h
We all have to start somewhere, but some of us have a leg up over others—even when it comes to simple games.

31How-To Geek / 5h
A lot of people don’t know you can fill your pet’s prescriptions at the same pharmacy they get their medication from. You can even save a bunch of money doing so! Here’s what you need to know. Read This Article on LifeSavvy › is a pretty famous IP address — it’s possible you’ve even seen it on a t-shirt. But what exactly is it, and why is it so famous? Find out more about here. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Branches are a core feature of Git’s version tracking and are used constantly by teams working on the same software codebase. We’ll dive into how they work under the hood, and how you can use them to improve your Git workflow. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

500+Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: The history of computing could arguably be divided into three eras: that of mainframes, minicomputers, and microcomputers. Minicomputers provided an important bridge between the first mainframes and the ubiquitous micros of today. This is the story of the PDP-11, the most influential and successful minicomputer ever. In their moment, minicomputers were used in a vari

Intel has revealed several apparent shortcoming in some of the security protections offered by its great rival AMD . The company had recently discovered new Spectre-like vulnerabilities affecting both its chips, as well as those produced by ARM. AMD’s devices were reportedly immune, but while Intel was investigating its rival's previous patches to try and find a way to mitigate the new flaws, it

Elden Ring Minutes•
Elden Ring may be a mammoth open-world game, but it doesn’t need to be a massive time investment. As the speedrunning community has shown, FromSoftware’s latest action RPG can be beaten in a matter of minutes rather than hours if you know all the right tips and tricks, with one player even beating the game in only half an hour. Prolific speedrunner Distortion2 has managed to complete Elden Ring i

Samsung has a launch planned on March 17 for a new range of Galaxy A phones, but one of the device that we’ll likely see there has already gone on sale and it looks like it could be a real alternative to the iPhone SE 3 . Despite not having been announced yet, the Samsung Galaxy A53 is available to buy now in Kenya, Vietnam and Serbia. That limited availability means you probably won’t yet find i

Eskute Bike European•
Yamaha's latest concept e-bike isn't just a futuristic fantasy – the company is planning to actually put it into production, and it could be available to buy and ride as soon as early 2023. It's only March, but this is already proving to be an exciting year for e-bikes. Ducati unveiled a feather-light road e-bike , Cannondale revealed a new model with 100-mile range , Biktrix unleashed a bike spe

After an amazing trip to Oman, it was time for the last segment back to the United States, in Scandinavian Airlines’ A350-900 business class from Copenhagen to Miami. I was looking forward to this flight, as I hadn’t flown SAS’ A350 business class before. Furthermore, I’ve only ever flown SAS’ long haul business class once (on the A330), and it wasn’t a good experience. I was curious to see how t

Apple iPhone 14 A16•
The iPhone 14 launch in (very likely) September already looks like it's got a talking point: Apple could well be about to split the power in the chips of its new iPhone series. This leak comes from respected leaker Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities. His recent Tweet strongly suggests that the new iPhone 14 line-up - expected to include the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max , iPhone 1

China COVID-19 Test•
China is allowing the public to take COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests for the first time as infection numbers hit a two-year high in recent days. Online marketplaces including and Meituan are now taking pre-orders for home test kits from government-approved manufacturers, including Shenzhen-based gene giant BGI. The products will also be available through drugstores nationwide. For the pa

80Engadget / 6h
As Apple’s new powerful mini-desktop, the Mac Studio, arrives, Intel’s very own series of tiny desktop PCs, the humble NUC, has reappeared. Engadget The NUC 12 Extreme is basically a slightly upgraded version of last year's NUC 11 Extreme, which was notable for being the first of its kind that could fit a full-sized desktop graphics card. Now it has Intel’s hybrid 12th-gen desktop processors, whi

A new Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti leak has emerged, bringing both good and bad news for people looking forward to Team Green’s next super-powerful graphics card. The good news is that it looks like The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is finally going to launch on March 29, which isn’t too far away at all. We last saw the RTX 3090 Ti way back at the start of January, when Nvidia gave us a quick glimpse during i

If you like your crime TV shows with a side helping of cockney slang and cheeky chappies, a new in development Netflix project may be right up your alley, guv’. Netflix is in negotiations to greenlight a new TV show based on Guy Ritchie’s 2019 movie The Gentlemen, according to Deadline . A pilot script has already been co-written by the British director, responsible for smash hits such as Lock St

Windows 11 has hampered some users with a slow-performing right-click context menu for a good while now, something Microsoft has previously admitted – but the speed of the menu has been improved with the most recent preview of the OS. Build 22572 was released last week with a bunch of improvements and fixes, including work to resolve the bug with the sluggish right-click context menu which appear

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The Intel Evo Week on Amazon shopping event has arrived and now is your chance to score great deals on laptops pushing the boundaries of performance, connectivity, responsiveness, and style. To bear the Intel Evo badge, a laptop needs to be super-light, super-thin, and up to real-world tests (like juggling multiple apps without sacrificing speed). As a starting point, every Intel Evo laptop is po

BAFTA Film 2022 TPD Best•
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This year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards saw some impressive winners. The Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer The Power of the Dog bagged some top honours including best film, Dune won five prizes, Licorice Pizza was widely nominated and took home best original screenplay, and Disney's Encanto won best animated film. SEE ALSO: Jane Campion calls Sam Elliott a 'sexist' over

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It’s time to clear out the clutter, put away bulky winter blankets, and get our home bases ready for spring. From stocking up on cleaning supplies to getting members-only pricing on Wi-Fi- enabled robo-vacs , joining Costco is a great way to spruce up your abode. When you join as a new Gold Star or Executive member and enroll in auto renewal for your annual membership, you’ll receive a $20 Digita

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Open the TikTok app and scroll for a few minutes. You're probably going to find a creator, big or small, lip-synching along to an audio track with the distinct voice of Sesame Street 's favorite red Muppet. But the Elmo audio that you're likely giggling along to may be unintentionally perpetuating digital blackface in a way that's unique to the app. After blowing up online for his iconic feud wit

The Man Who Fell Earth•
29Mashable / 6h
If you're a fan of the iconic, otherworldly David Bowie film based on the Walter Tevis novel, this one's for you. Showtime's remake of The Man Who Fell to Earth as a series is set to land this April, with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead as an alien who arrives on this planet at a pretty big moment for humankind. He's joined by scientist and engineer Justin Falls (Naomie Harris) as the pair attempt t

AWS bills everything by the meter, so if you experience unexpected usage, you’re going to have to pay for it. AWS has alarms that can trigger if your bill gets too high. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

77Wired / 6h
Press A to cry in your overpriced apartment, press B to run toward the sunset.

31Wired / 6h
Food delivery drivers are using platforms’ data-powered systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

Pi Day NASA 3.14•
83Wired / 6h
To celebrate Pi Day, we look at applications—from NASA to cars—that prove you can have too much of a good thing.

82Wired / 6h
The founder of Anduril and Oculus discusses his talks with Ukraine's president, the ethics of AI weapons, and Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse.

53Wired / 6h
Death holograms aren't inherently creepy. They're part of a lineage of grief technologies that stretches back to photography.

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Hundreds of trials have been disrupted in the medical research hub. Some patients are at risk of losing their last chance at survival.

RBI Paytm Bank PPB•
20TechCrunch / 6h
Paytm says a report claiming its Payments Bank’s data was leaked to Chinese firms is “completely false and sensationalizing,” as the India fintech giant rushes to provide clarification to calm investors after its shares tumbled as much as 14.7% to $8.6 apiece on Monday. Bloomberg reported this afternoon that Paytm was barred from adding new customers because it violated India’s rules by allowing

SupPlant Raises $27M•
Agtech startup SupPlant ‘s flagship product is, essentially, a Babel fish for plants: leveraging a set of hardware sensors, the plants can tell you whether they’ve been drinking enough water, or whether they could do with an additional sip or two. In a world where under-watering has far more damaging results than over-watering, a non-tech-enabled farmer may be tempted to keep the soil wetter than

Gran Turismo 7 GT7•
A number of Gran Turismo 7’s license tests and missions are currently proving impossible to beat after the game's latest update introduced a curious new bug. If you’ve been pulling your hair out trying to get gold in the game’s dirt license challenges – including the one lap time attack S-5 test – it turns out that the last GT7 update incorrectly changed the recommended tires that were previously

100+Gizmodo / 6h
Foxconn, a major supplier for Apple and critical partner for the manufacturing of the iPhone, has halted production in the Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen, according to a spokesperson from the tech giant. The halt in operations is a direct result of soaring covid-19 cases in China, a country that has managed to keep… Read more...

If you take a look at Apple’s famous logo design, you might notice a curved piece missing. It’s a bite mark in the fruit—but why is it there? We’ll explain the history and meaning behind the bite. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Netflix have cancelled The Baby-Sitters Club after two seasons. The show had been universally acclaimed by critics, with both seasons holding a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Vanity Fair even going as far as to call it "Near-perfect kids’ television". But it seems that such praise hasn't been enough to save it from Netflix's regularly swinging axe, with the streaming giant pulling the plug on

96Engadget / 6h
A pair of key consumer electronics manufacturers, most famous for being the places that assemble Apple’s devices, have been forced to close. Reuters is reporting that both Foxconn and Unimicron have announced closures in the wake of newly-imposed restrictions after a COVID outbreak in the city of Shenzhen. Officials are asking locals to remain indoors wherever possible and has implemented a mass-

Docker is a popular platform for packaging apps as self-contained distributable artifacts. It creates images that include everything you need to run a particular software, such as its source code, third-party package dependencies, and required environment characteristics. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

The Umbrella Academy•
The Umbrella Academy season 3 has finally received a release date – and it's coming to Netflix on June 22. Announced at SXSW 2022, the hit Netflix show will end its two-year hiatus when it returns to our screens this summer. The Umbrella Academy 's second season aired on the streaming service in July 2020, so it's high time that its next instalment arrived (pandemic-induced delay aside). Not cont

42Mashable / 7h
Another week, seven more on the streak (if you didn't get got by a certain word that ends in -ATCH. No, not that one). Wordle served up another septet of tricksy solutions for us, with an accidental almost-theme around time. Purely because for some reason I couldn't stop thinking about this, here are the past week's Wordle words, ranked by how good they would sound spoken out loud by the man with

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Russian Mariupol Twitter•
30Gizmodo / 7h
A pregnant woman in Ukraine who appeared in photos that went viral after the Russian military shelled a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 9 has died, according to a new report from the Associated Press. The woman was at the center of an international controversy last week after several Russian embassies and… Read more...

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TL;DR: The WeMax Dice Portable 1080P LED Smart Projector is on sale for $564.99 as of March 14 — that's 19% off its original price of $699. Unsure what to do with the huge blank wall in your home? Why not turn it into your own personal IMAX theater? It's much cheaper to set up your own customized home theater than it used to be, and this elusive perk is not just reserved for the rich and famous a

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TL;DR: As of March 14, you can get a refurbished Apple iPad 10.2" 8th Gen 32GB for just $379.99, down 11% from its regular price of $429. You can sit around and wait for the iPad you want to go on sale, but knowing Apple, you could be waiting a while and still never get the deal you're hoping for. If you're really looking to save money, your best bet is to snag a refurbished iPad instead. This 10

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TL;DR: As of March 14, you can get the KittySpring Water Fountain for Cats for just $29 with the code KITTY10, which will give you a discount of 25% from its regular price of $39. If cats were people, they’d be those picky friends who always need a reminder to drink more water. Finicky about getting their little whiskers wet, cats often don’t drink as much H2O as they should, which can lead to lo

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If your daily Starbucks run is becoming a drag and you want to try your hand at making barista-quality drinks right at home, upgrading your coffee bar setup is a must. You’ll need the proper machine, the right kinds of coffee, and a handy frothing wand to experiment and discover how to recreate your favorite coffee shop’s concoctions. And these deals up to 51% off can help you do so on a budget.

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Moove Africa Series•
42TechCrunch / 8h
Moove , an African mobility fintech that provides vehicle financing to drivers of ride-hailing platforms like Uber and other gig networks, has raised $105 million in new Series A2 financing. Existing investors Speedinvest, Left Lane Capital and (the first two are lead investors from its Series A) led this round, shared between $65 million equity and $40 million debt. New invest

Oliver Ticketmaster•
82Mashable / 9h
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has turned his sharp gaze toward the scourge of live entertainment: ridiculously inflated ticket prices. Breaking down how Ticketmaster, scalpers, and even some artists themselves are contributing to the problem, Oliver ran through a slew of issues with how concert tickets are currently sold and distributed. "Ticketmaster is one of the most hated companies on Ea

71Engadget / 9h
If you've been looking to add to your Assistant-powered smart home without having to pay full price, a discount has just appeared via multiple retailers that will let you do exactly that. Right now, Best Buy , Walmart and Adorama have the second-generation Nest Hub smart display for $55, which is $45 off the usual price and one of the best deals we've seen since for the device since it launched l

24TechCrunch / 9h
French startup Fleet wants to become your IT department’s best friend by managing hardware as a service. Fleet clients can rent computers and smartphones for a flat monthly fee. If there’s a hardware issue, the startup handles returns and repairs. And when it’s time to renew, Fleet can exchange old corporate laptops and smartphones for new ones. Customers can see their current fleet of devices in

Byju’s Raveendran Edtech•
42TechCrunch / 11h
Byju Raveendran, founder and chief executive of the eponymous edtech giant, has financed his recent $400 million investment in Byju’s through a debt he raised from multiple international banks, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. On Friday, the startup announced it has raised $800 million in a new financing round, half of which it said was bankrolled by the founder . The revelat

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TL;DR: The 2022 All-in-One Computer Science Certification Bundle is on sale for £26.61, saving you 98% on list price. If you're interested in learning computer science, but you never knew where (or when) to start, you're in luck! You can score a comprehensive e-learning bundle tha