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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

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

Apple Pay Mir Russia•
96Mashable / 1h
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

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 ...

SlashGear / 25min
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 Free 2022•
Engadget / 33min
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.

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

300+Futurism / 1h
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 Business Insider published yesterday , the CEO of Insider’s parent company, Mathias Döpfner, got the moody and unpredictabl

Apple Pay Mir Russia•
Engadget / 2h
Apple has closed a loophole that had allowed some Russians to continue using its mobile payments service despite the ongoing economic sanctions against Russia. According to Reuters , the company told the country's largest lender on Thursday it would no longer support Russia's homegrown Mir payments system through Apple Pay. "Apple has informed NSPK it is suspending support for Mir cards in the Ap

American flamingos native to Florida were so aggressively hunted for food and plucked for their feathers that by 1900 they were all but wiped out. Over many years, imported and captive flocks of flamingos, bolstered by fly-ins from Cuba, the Bahamas and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula helped rebuild the wading bird’s presence. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our dai

29Gizmodo / 2h
Since The Dark Knight debuted Heath Ledger’s Joker, the Clown Prince’s scars have been played up to a greater degree in later interpretations. As played by Barry Keoghan, the Joker of The Batman’s has scars that are far more than just his chilling smile. Fans got a look at that earlier in the week when WB released a… Read more...

If you ever make a mistake when using Apple Notes, you have a couple of ways to quickly undo and redo your changes. We’ll show you how they work on your iPhone and Mac machines. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There are lots of reasons it can make sense to have hotel credit cards , including the ability to earn elite status , free nights , and more. However, not all hotel credit cards are created equal. In this post, I wanted to take a look at the IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card , which is a no annual fee hotel credit card that offers some valuable perks. IHG’s credit card portfolio has just undergon

In October 2021 it was announced that Marriott Bonvoy will eliminate award charts and introduce dynamic award pricing as of March 2022. Then in February 2022 we learned the exact date this policy would go live — Tuesday, March 29, 2022. This is a reminder that this change is imminent, and you have just a couple of days remaining to lock in redemptions before prices change at some properties. Let’

300+Futurism / 2h
Suit Up Just three years ago, British inventor Richard Browning broke his own speed record by flying his jetpack invention nearly 100 miles per hour. That’s no typo — according to a Daily Mail article published in 2019 and shared by his company Gravity Industries , the aptly-nicknamed “Iron Man” Browning more than doubled his previous record of 32 mph by hitting a blistering 85 mph with his rig.

Federal prosecutors describe a “nationwide scheme that used stolen identities to fool ride-hailing and delivery service companies into hiring unqualified drivers.” Continue reading ...

Qantas DFW Melbourne•
200+The Points Guy / 2h
Just days after Australia made news by scrapping pre-travel testing rules , we’ve learned it will soon be even easier to visit one of its most popular cities for tourists … without a layover. Qantas announced this weekend, it will begin nonstop service in December from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Melbourne (MEL). For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up

Waititi Flag Means Death•
85Gizmodo / 3h
HBO is no stranger to hit comedies like Barry or The Righteous Gemstones , and their new pirate series Our Flag Means Death is another addition to that great lineup. Created by David Jenkins, the series stars Rhys Darby as 18th century aristocrat Stede Bonnet, who decided to leave his life of luxury and become a pirate … Read more...

200+The Points Guy / 3h
The end is in sight for a project that leaders hope will cut down on traffic outside one of the nation’s busiest airports. Construction crews are nearing a milestone in a multi-billion dollar project to significantly upgrade public transportation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). By next week, the concrete guideway that will eventually house a brand new Automated People Mover (APM) syst

Apple Gurman iPad Pro•
Engadget / 3h
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman expects Apple will release its next-generation iPad Pro sometime this fall. In his latest Power On newsletter , Gurman says he anticipates the new tablet will feature MagSafe inductive charging and Apple’s long-rumored but as yet unannounced M2 chip , corroborating a previous report from 9to5Mac . As of the company’s most recent hardware event, the iPad Air and iPad

heaveninawildflower : Botanical illustrations (Netherlands, 1596 - 1610) taken from ‘Historia Naturalis van Rudolph II’ by Anselmus Boëtius de Boodttekenaar, Elias Verhulstsamensteller, Joseph Antoine van Huerne. Watercolour. Rijksmuseum. Wikimedia.

23How-To Geek / 3h
Conventional film scanners cost a few hundred dollars (at least) and require a computer to run software. But for those who’d rather do everything on the fly, Lomography just debuted two affordable kits that let you scan film with your phone or camera. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Switching your DNS servers on your Mac can speed up your internet experience; it can make translating domain names into IP addresses faster. If you’d like to change your DNS server, we’ll show you how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

FCC Kaspersky Russian•
100+Mashable / 3h
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has deemed all products and services from the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky an "unacceptable risk to national security." According to the FCC's release , the move comes in an effort to uphold 2019's Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, which requires the agency to publish a list that details any communications equipment or services

Can’t find a comment you left on a video on YouTube? If so, don’t worry as YouTube makes it easy to find all the comments you’ve ever posted on the platform. Here’s how to view your comments on desktop and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

34How-To Geek / 4h
Throughout the next two years, Nintendo will slowly add 48 new courses to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. But these courses only unlock when you buy the Booster Course Pass DLC or subscribe to Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Thankfully, there’s a way to try the courses for free. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Editor’s note : This post has been updated with the latest information. If you like to travel, earn points and sign-up for rewards cards, there’s been lots of good news lately. And if that good news has you dreaming of some future trips, now is a great time to consider getting a new rewards credit card with a solid sign-up bonus . And at the top of that list of options may be the Chase Sapphire P

40Gizmodo / 4h
The month of March has been pretty good for Marvel fans. Last week saw the first trailer for this June’s Ms. Marvel , and in a few days, we’ll finally get to see Oscar Isaac step into the supernatural side of the MCU and become the Moon Knight . Just before the weekend, the news broke that another of Marvel’s heroes is… Read more...

Us Servers DDoS Attack•
Engadget / 4h
Since late Friday afternoon, Among Us developer Innersloth has been trying to contain a DDoS attack against both its North American and European servers, leaving the popular game unplayable for many. “Service will be offline while the team works on fixing it, but might take a bit, hang tight! Sorry!” Innersloth said on Friday in a tweet spotted by Eurogamer . servers are still down while we work

Musk Russia Ukraine•
500+Futurism / 4h
Far Out Everybody wake up! Another fascinating interview with billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk just dropped and it’s better than the infamous pot-smoking, three-hour convo he had with Joe Rogan back in 2021 . The lengthy transcript published by Business Insider yesterday gave insight into Musk’s work with his satellite internet company, Starlink . Musk spoke with Mathias Döpfner, CEO of

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The hotel industry is practicing “shrinkflation.” That’s like when Doritos cost the same as before, but come in a bag with fewer chips. The price of a bag of Doritos hasn’t gone up, but you get less for your money anyway. Continue reading ...

Closed captions are a handy feature on YouTube, but they only appear in real-time along with the video. You can get a transcript of those captions to read at your own speed. It works on desktops, iPhones, and Android. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with current policies and information. Planning family travel can be complicated … and expensive. There is the expense of booking multiple tickets and hotel rooms, finding seats together on the plane, double-checking baggage and carry-on restrictions and more. But one surprise expense new parents may not be expecting is that you sometimes have to pay extr

Russia Ukraine Destroyed•
Engadget / 5h
Earlier this week, Club 8-bit , one of Ukraine’s largest privately-owned computer museums, was destroyed during the siege of Mariupol . Kotaku spotted news of the event after its owner, Dmitry Cherepanov, took to Facebook to share the fate of Club 8-bit. It has been reported that the Mariupol Computer Museum in Ukraine, a privately owned collection of over 500 items of retro computing, consoles a

If you create slideshows often, whether for your company, charitable organization, or classroom, why start from scratch each time? You can import slides from other Google Slides presentations and reuse them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

95Gizmodo / 6h
For anime fans, it’s always exciting when a new season brings new anime courtesy of Crunchyroll. The anime streaming service, which became acquired by Funimation this past August, has widely touted itself as the prime place to watch anime for years. But in addition to the exciting new anime debuting with the spring… Read more...

Adafruit, an official reseller of Raspberry Pi computers, has mandated account verification and two-factor authentication in an effort to prevent bots from snapping up limited supply. In a blog post , Adafruit explained it hopes to give customers the opportunity to purchase Raspberry Pis and other in-demand items at the going market rate, without having to compete with automated bots for stock. “

SlashGear / 6h
3D printing doesn't have to feel overwhelming, and Anycubic's latest SLA model packs in pro-friendly features despite a sub-$300 sticker price

Hotel credit cards are incredibly underrated. Even if you don’t spend much money on them, they can offer huge perks, including elite status and free night certificates . When you combine these two factors, a lot of these cards offer outsized value. In this post, I wanted to take a closer look at a hotel credit card that I think just about everyone should have, for the anniversary free night certi

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass•
Xbox Game Pass is the best deal in gaming. You’ve probably heard that statement ad nauseam by now but it’s honestly worth repeating. No other service offers anything close to the sheer value that Microsoft’s gaming extravaganza provides, and its success is fundamentally why Sony is reportedly preparing its own answer to Game Pass . Yet some corners of the gaming community still aren’t convinced.

Dying Light 2 New Game•
Dying Light 2 developer, Techland, is working on bringing a Photo Mode and New Game Plus Mode to the game. In an interview with Game Informer , Lead Game Designer, Tymon Smektała, touched on some of the features that fans of the game request most. These include New Game Plus, a Photo Mode and even some additional difficulty tiers to choose between. According to Smektała, “those are definitely thi

21TechCrunch / 7h
Welcome to my weekly fintech-focused column. I’ll be publishing this every Sunday, so in between posts, be sure to listen to the Equity podcast and hear Alex Wilhelm , Natasha Mascarenhas and me riff on all things startups! And if you want to have this hit your inbox directly once it officially turns into a newsletter on May 1, sign up here . On March 25, PitchBook released its 2021 Annual Fintec

American Express has an array of rewards credit cards with generous welcome offers and worthwhile benefits. Although Amex doesn’t impose a hard rule like Chase’s 5/24 , the issuer is fairly restrictive when it comes to application rules and lifetime limitations on their cards. New to The Points Guy? Sign up for our daily newsletter and check out our beginner’s guide . Not only does American Expre

Picking a cabin on a Carnival Cruise Line ship isn’t nearly as complicated as picking a cabin on, say, a Royal Caribbean or a Celebrity Cruises ship. Unlike some of its biggest competitors, Carnival isn’t known for a huge range of cabin categories on its vessels. The vast majority of the accommodations on Carnival ships fall into one of three broad buckets: Windowless “inside” cabins, oceanview c

Fairfield Inns in Japan will offer breakfast boxes instead of hot breakfast. Continue reading ...

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India AI Iran NCC•
Engadget / 7h
Barely a month into its already floundering invasion of Ukraine and Russia is rattling its nuclear saber and threatening to drastically escalate the regional conflict into all out world war. But the Russians are no stranger to nuclear brinksmanship. In the excerpt below from Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie's latest book, we can see how closely humanity came to an atomic holocaust in 1983 and why a

The cybersecurity industry is founded upon two types of competition: that between security vendors and cybercriminal adversaries, and that between the vendors themselves. What’s unusual about the situation is the way in which these two battlegrounds are connected; to prevent threat actors from infecting devices with malware and infiltrating business networks, cybersecurity vendors often have to e

Haptic gloves have been around for years, allowing you to ‘feel’ objects in virtual reality. But most of these haptic accessories are difficult to set up, need to be wired to your VR system, require additional tech and are eye-wateringly expensive. We recently tested the SenseGlove Nova, a pair of haptic gloves which are different in that they work with standalone headsets (like the Oculus Quest

The Motorola Razr 3 or the Motorola Razr 2022 or whatever you want to call it – the upcoming third clamshell foldable from the Lenovo-owned brand – could be in line for a significant storage space upgrade according to a recent social media posting. Lenovo executive Chen Jin has taken to Chinese social media platform Weibo (via ) to report on the popularity of the 512GB edition o

If you are someone who wants to get the most out of your network, you won’t use an all-in-one solution- such as home routers that offer routing, switching and wireless access points. Home Wi-Fi routers are fine for the average home user that doesn’t want to tinker with their settings but if you want to look deeper, you start using devices that are built for specific purposes. For example, your ro

In early March it was announced that Aeroflot would be suspending international flights . Well, the airline will shortly be bringing back international flights, but it’ll look nothing like pre-pandemic. Aeroflot’s new Sochi international hub Starting April 7, 2022, Aeroflot will begin operating international flights out of Sochi (AER), with tickets now on sale. The airline will fly from Sochi to

I hope no one reads my notebook. Words like ‘bleed out’, ‘kinky’, and ‘meemaw’ litter its pages, with devil-scratched dates and times alongside them: I wouldn’t want anyone to take me for a serial killer. I’ve not been plotting anything sinister, honest. I’ve simply been playing one of the best games to hit Xbox Game Pass : Telling Lies. I’m ashamed to admit that when Sam Barlow’s Telling Lies wa

Moon Knight is almost here. The newest superhero to arrive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will make his live-action debut on Wednesday, March 30 . And it's none too soon, given it's been five months since the last Marvel Studios project was released. Marvel fans have been eagerly awaiting new content, with Spider-Man: No Way Home being the last MCU movie or TV show to be released by the D

Being a healthy hardcore gamer means balancing your real-life activities with your passion for gaming. It’s taking care of your physical and mental health and responsibilities so that you can happily game guilt-free. Here’s how to do that. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

23How-To Geek / 8h
Preparation can be the difference between completing a task in a few seconds and not completing it at all. But how do you prepare for random events that pop up throughout the day? You get yourself a device that can do almost anything. You get yourself a multitool. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Clipchamp Windows 11•
34Wired / 8h
Clipchamp isn’t the most powerful app, but it’s already baked into your device—and it may be all you really need.

ANA Mileage Club miles have proven to be one of the most valuable airline currencies around. The airline is largely ignored by travelers who aren’t complete points and miles geeks because of its clunky website — but thanks to its stellar lineup of Star Alliance partners, you can use its miles to get just about anywhere on the planet. For more news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for

200+The Points Guy / 8h
Both United and American Airlines offer two different types of airport lounges with vastly different amenities and experiences. There are standard run-of-the-mill membership lounges — dubbed the United Club and Admirals Club , respectively — and then there are exclusive spaces, respectively called the Polaris Lounge and Flagship Lounge , which are reserved for business-class passengers. United Po

People often call iPhones the best camera phones out there. I don't necessarily agree, which is why the Galaxy S22 Ultra tops our rankings, but Apple's mobiles are definitely in the conversation. However, Xiaomi phones have one photography feature that's so cool, I can't stop using it. It's called Sky, and it's an editing mode that you use for pictures you've already taken. Basically, the phone u

While the tech has steadily dropped in price over the past few years, a premium OLED TV can still cost an arm and a leg - and that’s especially true of LG’s 97-inch G2 4K display. LG recently unveiled the pricing of its 2022 TV lineup , and most screens cost about what you’d expect. LG’s first-ever 42-inch screen is the cheapest at $1,399 (around £1,050 / AU$1,900), as part of the LG C2 range, bu

With travelers taking to the skies again, destinations are gearing up to welcome visitors in droves this spring. That means that there are some fantastic accommodation packages with special extras thrown in right now to go along with an impressive roster of fun, springtime festivities. From lively music festivals to bloom-focused celebrations and art exhibits, these U.S. cities are going all out

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Letter from author Arnold Bennett to C. Lewis Hind, editor of The Academy. Text reads [in part]: “Your letter took over a year to reach me. I am glad indeed to hear from you again. I don’t know what you mean by ‘religious.’ I much doubt if I am 'religious.’ I am conscientious. I have a great belief in justice, & I am death of injustice.” Letterhead reads: “Comarques, Thorpe-le-Soken.” 1917-01-16

42Wired / 9h
If you use the company's apps, it's worth looking at this all-inclusive service. We break down what you get and how much it costs.

500+Wired / 9h
A new proof significantly strengthens a decades-old result about the ubiquity of ways to represent whole numbers as sums of fractions.

30How-To Geek / 9h
Most people are upgrading to a new phone every year or two, which means we all have old phones lying around. What can you do with these devices? There are a few ways to safely get rid of them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

200+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Leica) Leica's new M11 digital rangefinder camera may as well come from an entirely different era. Don't get me wrong; the technology inside of it makes it feel plenty modern. The M11 has a high-resolution sensor (a 60-megapixel backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor to be precise), sophisticated metering tools, and even some of the usual digital accoutrements of cameras in

Has someone sent you the letters “IK” in response to your informative message? It’s the easiest way to convey that you’re not out of the loop. Here’s what this acronym means and how to use it in your next text conversation. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

65Wired / 10h
For lots of kids, the IRL world can be lonely. Lego Star Wars and Super Paper Mario helped my son focus and find a community.

Apple 15.4 iPhone 15.3.1•
100+Wired / 10h
Better late than never.

35Wired / 10h
No, you’re not always “the product” on social media; sometimes you’re the raw material. Or the employee. Welcome to “sousveillance capitalism.”

Delhi South Air 2021•
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Mashable / 11h
Recently, I realized that my car deserves better. My Subaru Forester — also known as the Gray Lady because she's austere and no-nonsense — has taken me all over the country, hosted memorable moments, and never demanded too much. And how have I repaid her? By treating her as my own portable dumpster. She has endured sandy feet, spilled popcorn, and lots of dog hair. While my home gets the regular

Intel Arc Alchemist•
Intel’s first Arc Alchemist graphics cards will be officially revealed on March 30, in just a few days, and will be followed in short order by the launch of the initial batch of gaming laptops carrying these GPUs. We’d already been told about the press event on March 30, although now we know the exact timing – 8am PST (which is 3pm GMT) – and a fresh teaser tweet (showing a video of a closed lapt

Qantas has just revealed a new ultra long haul route, which will be the carrier’s longest route to the United States. You know aviation is starting to recover from the pandemic when you see airlines from Australia and New Zealand announcing new international service ( Air New Zealand just added an Auckland to New York flight ). Qantas adds Melbourne to Dallas route in December 2022 As of December

Google Nest Hub Tablet•
We haven't seen a new Google Nest Hub since March 2021 when sleep sensing capabilities were added to the smart display. If a new report is to be believed, the next generation of the device could come with a detachable screen that doubles up as a tablet. That's according to sources in the know speaking to 9to5Google . The upcoming third-generation Google Nest Hub is apparently slated to break cove

Four Russian Saudi US•
100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Critical infrastructure sites such as this oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, rely on safety systems. (credit: IIP Photo Archive ) For years, the hackers behind the malware known as Triton or Trisis have stood out as a uniquely dangerous threat to critical infrastructure: a group of digital intruders who attempted to sabotage industrial safety systems, with physical, potentially catast

When I reviewed the Nikon Z9 , the camera giant's new flagship camera, I was majorly impressed with its performance across the board. From its AF speed and accuracy, to its power under the hood for high-speed sequences and electronic-only shutter, it fully deserved its five-star rating. But one thing I didn't do was take it for a spin in the challenging confines of a velodrome. Luckily, that oppo

Mashable / 12h
Everything in pop culture comes back around eventually — TV shows , video games , music , etc. We live in a world obsessed with nostalgia , so it comes as no surprise that even arcade games have made a comeback. Of course, most people can’t exactly fit a full-sized arcade cabinet in their homes. That’s why Arcade1Up scaled down these retro machines into countertop gaming experiences. And for a li

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: This Airthereal LF200 Aroma Diffuser + Essential Oils Gift Set is on sale for $49.99 as of March 27, which means you can get it for 26% off its retail price of $67. Got a housewarming, birthday, or work party coming up? Don’t underestimate the power of an aroma diffuser with essential oils . It’s a gift that keeps on giving, is great for any occasion, and pretty much anyone can get use out

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of March 27, the FlexMount Duo Dual Monitor Arm is on sale for 50% off its original price of $79. Get it for just $39.99 for a limited time. A monitor that’s too high or low compared to your eye level, or too close or far from your field of vision, is a recipe for unwanted strain and discomfort. Two monitors at inappropriate heights or depths just multiplies the misery. While having dua

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: This refurbished Apple iPad 6th Gen 9.7” 32GB with Accessories Bundle is just $249.99 as of March 27, which is 37% off its original price of $399. The easiest way to stream videos on the go is with an iPad. Even larger iPhones can cause more strain to your eyes as you squint to focus on a smaller screen with smaller images. But this 9.7-inch tablet is the perfect size for on-the-go video v

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: As of March 27, the code DOWNLOADNOW will get you over 87% off a lifetime subscription to Speakly , so you can get it for $48.99 when it's regularly worth $399. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at speaking a new language, now’s a great time to embark on the journ