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Russia US tUS Roscosmos•
2KTechCrunch / 12h
As part of the escalating tensions between Russia and the U.S. (to say nothing of the rest of the world), Roscosmos has announced that the country will cease all shipments of rocket engines to the States. As the agency’s head Dmitry Rogozin put it on a state news broadcast: “Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks, I don’t know what.” Fortunately, we can do better than broomsticks. The

Samsung 10000 Apps•
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and its siblings are among the most powerful phones on Earth, but they might not always seem like it, and there’s a reason for that – Samsung is reportedly throttling around 10,000 apps and games. This problem was reported by Twitter user @GaryeonHan and numerous South Korean users, who compiled a list of affected apps, and report that the issue is seemingly caused by perfo

Hawaii Covid This Month•
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. As of March 26 , domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer have to comply with the state’s Safe Travels program, ending testing and vaccination requirements for those arriving in Hawaii from within the United States. Since October 2020, the digital COVID-19 health system has been required for use by all visitors to

Despite all the time spent working from home during the pandemic, a new study from AT&T has revealed that the vast majority of businesses lack a detailed hybrid work strategy. To compile their new Future of Work study, the US mobile carrier and Dubber Corporation Limited surveyed 303 US-based respondents between October and November of last year to discover that 72 percent of organizations don't

Apple Mask Employees•
Engadget / 20min
Apple is starting to eliminate mask requirements for both retail and corporate US employees, according to Bloomberg . The company reportedly told corporate staff that masks are now optional for vaccinated employees in regions where indoor-mask mandates have been dropped. Retail staff at specific locations were also told that masks will be optional starting today. The company is following the lead

Mashable / 1h
Promoting her ongoing Future Nostalgia tour, singer Dua Lipa dropped by The Tonight Show to chat about her "lazy" dance that went viral in 2018 for all the wrong reasons. Fortunately, as she told host Jimmy Fallon, the sting of millions of people mocking her moves now feels a little less sharp, and in fact has become a learning experience. "It was kind of like, 'Oh, she looks like she's trying to

Airbnb Russia Belarus•
Engadget / 1h
Airbnb is halting operations in Russia and Belarus, CEO Brian Chesky announced in a tweet . That includes around 90,000 active short-term rentals across different platforms in Russia and just over 1,800 in Belarus, according to Reuters . Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus — Brian Chesky 🇺🇦 (@bchesky) March 4, 2022 Chesky brought the situation up yesterday saying "all thin

Dynabook Portégé Intel•
Dynabook has announced the launch of the latest business laptops in its Portégé line which were specifically designed with hybrid work in mind. Building upon the success of the company's Portégé X30L which debuted in 2020, the all-new Portégé X40L-K is a hyperlight 14-inch laptop which is among the first in a wave of new laptops from Dynabook to leverage the enhanced performance, efficiency and s

Ukraine Nfts Russia•
The announcement comes just days after Ukraine raised more than £200m in a sale of war bonds.

Mashable / 2h
Many European countries have opened their borders to Ukrainian refugees , who have fled the country in droves to escape Russia's invasion . It's an undeniably positive move, offering help and safety to the one million (and counting) Ukrainians who've crossed the borders in a time when they need it most. However, as The Daily Show host Trevor Noah points out, this huge sympathetic response to Ukra

Covid Misinformation•
Engadget / 2h
President Biden's Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has formally called on tech companies to provide information on sources and the scale of COVID-19 misinformation, The Washington Post has reported. "This is about protecting the nation’s health," he told The Post in a written statement. "Technology companies now have the opportunity to be open and transparent with the American people about the mi

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The Fundamentals of Video and Audio Production Bundle is on sale for £22.43, saving you 98% on list price. A quick scroll through your social feed will show you that video is king when it comes to content these days. It’s hardly surprising, given that over 70% of consumers would rather watch a video to learn about a product or service than read. If you haven’t embraced the video marketing

Google Russia YouTube•
The move came after a Russian regulator demanded that the company stop showing ads with what the regulator claimed was false information about the invasion of Ukraine.

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Drawtify Online Vector Graphic Editor is on sale for £59.81, saving you 91% on list price. It’s no secret that Adobe’s popular graphic design software has a learning curve. It can easily discourage new digital artists from the get-go. But, luckily, Adobe isn’t the only brand making smart graphic design apps. For those looking for an alternative, check out Drawtif

Mashable / 3h
SAVE 84%: CyberGhost VPN is a streaming-friendly service that can reliably unblock top sites like Netflix. A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £68.25, and includes an extra three months for free — save 82% for a limited time. ExpressVPN is widely regarded as the best service for streaming, but it's also one of the most expensive options out there. If you're looking for a ch

Google Russia YouTube•
Engadget / 3h
Google has stopped selling ads in Russia completely, according to Reuters . The tech giant's decision applies to YouTube , search and outside publishing partners, expanding the more limited ad bans it implemented since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began. "In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we're pausing Google ads in Russia," the company told the news organization in a statement. "Th

Supported Disney+ US•
SlashGear / 4h
Though it's already one of the cheapest streaming services on the market, Disney is reportedly looking to cut its Disney+ price tag in the US.

Google Russia YouTube•
The move came after a Russian regulator demanded that the company stop showing ads with what the regulator claimed was false information about the invasion of Ukraine.

What is FTTX and what are its variations? First up, let’s clarify that FTTX itself appears in two formats: FTTX or FTTx. However, they both mean the same thing and that’s ‘Fiber to the X’, which is a collective term for all the various fiber delivery methods. ADSL (or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is the more traditional, wired cable method of internet that uses electric signals. Fiber, on

Dark Web Password•
As the number of accounts needed for all of the online services we use every day has skyrocketed in recent years, password reuse continues to remain a huge problem for both consumers and businesses according to a new report from SpyCloud. The cybersecurity firm's new 2022 Annual Identity Exposure Report sheds light on how users still continue to reuse passwords across multiple online accounts as

I never liked the Samsung Galaxy Note as a concept. All the time I was the editor of the phones section on TechRadar, it was always the irritant in the back of my mind - and I'm glad it's now officially over . Look, I get that you might be someone who loved the Note, and I've got nothing against that. As a phone , the Note was brilliant - offering innovative specs, new designs and debuting high-e

Despite the Pixel 6’s weird bugs and unreliable software updates, it’s arguably one of the best Android devices of all time. Customers have just one big complaint; the fingerprint reader sucks. In fact, it left such a bad taste in critics’ mouths that they’re now pointing to the Samsung Galaxy S22’s fingerprint reader as its Pixel-beating feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

What is a VoIP gateway? A VoIP gateway is, at its simplest, a device – or bridge - that converts call traffic into data packets to be transmitted over the internet. This happens in one of two ways: 1. When the call traffic originates from a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and needs to be converted from an analog voice signal into a digital one. The digital signal is then compressed using

Nvidia Lapsus$ GPU•
35Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Data extortionists who stole up to 1 terabyte of data from Nvidia have delivered one of the most unusual ultimatums ever in the annals of cybercrime: allow Nvidia's graphics cards to mine cryptocurrencies faster or face the imminent release of the company's crown-jewel source code. A ransomware group calling itself Lapsus$ first claimed last week that it had hacked

SlashGear / 7h
Twitch has updated its policy to crack down on misinformation "superspreaders," though the company says most streamers have nothing to worry about.

With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week. In an effort to make things easier, we've hand-picked the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms this weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan, Apple TV

Davidson Blue Origin•
Engadget / 7h
SNL comic Pete Davidson, who once played an astronaut on a sketch with Elon Musk, may be a passenger on an upcoming Blue Origin flight, reported Page Six . The Jeff Bezos-owned commercial space travel company has successfully launched three crewed spaceflights over the past year. A source close to Davidson said that while he had yet to sign an official contract, details are currently being finali

Apple iPhone 3 March 8•
Apple has officially confirmed it will be hosting a product event on March 8 , and it’s been heavily rumored that the iPhone SE 3 will be among the new products in the line-up. Now, we may just have further evidence to suggest a new iPhone is coming. Australia’s three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – don’t seem to be stocking the iPhone SE (2020) on their online stores any longer, w

20TechCrunch / 7h
Blocknom , a crypto-earning platform in Y Combinator’s current batch, has aspirations to become the “Coinbase Earn for Southeast Asia.” Today the company announced it has raised $500,000 in pre-seed funding from Y Combinator, Number Capital and Magic Fund. Blocknom’s co-founders, Fransiskus Raymond and Ghuniyu Fattah Rozaq say the app gives users a secure way (it partners with crypto infrastructu

Enlarge / Artist's representation of the merger of two neutron stars to form a black hole (hidden within bright bulge at center of image). The merger generates opposing, high-energy jets of material (blue) that heat up material around the stars, making it emit X-rays (reddish clouds). (credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss) Back in 2017, astronomers detected a phenomenon known as a " kilonova ": the merger o

SlashGear / 7h
April will bring Netflix's next interactive series, though it'll be different than the ones we've seen before, combining a quiz game with an animated show.

Experienced B2B marketing professionals understand that the business buying journey isn’t always straightforward. Unlike consumer journeys —which typically involve simply adding products to a shopping cart— the marketing funnel and the buying processes of B2B customers are more complex. Industry data shows that 75% of B2B companies spend at least 4 months to win a new customer, and the average sa

Intel 12Th Gen vPro•
Intel has unveiled the latest version its vPro platform powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors which should give business laptops a significant performance boost. As organizations transition to hybrid work , the chip giant's vPro platform is designed to further productivity due to increased performance from the inclusion of the latest Intel processors while comprehensive platform security ensu

24TechCrunch / 8h
Shaun O’Meara Contributor Shaun O’Meara, global field CTO at Mirantis , has worked with customers designing and building enterprise IT infrastructure for 20 years. More posts by this contributor The end of open source? The use of open source software (OSS) has exploded, and many companies are using it as the cornerstone of their infrastructure. When buying commercial vendor-supported software, yo

Maersk has ordered 12 huge ships that run on methanol rather than marine oil fuel.

With the cost of electricity and gas set to rise further, some firms are giving workers a pay rise.

SlashGear / 8h
Apple's car project may be closer to reality than ever before, and that seems to have suppliers scrambling in hopes of getting in on the project.

One of the best ways to find inspiration for your marketing initiatives is to look back at some of the best digital marketing campaigns over the years. Seeing what other brands have done can stir your creative juices and enable you to come up with imaginative ideas for your own efforts. Of course, finding the best initiative isn’t a simple task, as numerous online marketing services and digital c

Enlarge / This chert bladelet still has a remnant of its bone haft attached. (credit: Wang et al. 2022) We know the oldest human cultures only from their most durable parts: mostly stone tools, sometimes bone. Show an experienced Pleistocene archaeologist a chert blade, and they can probably tell you which hominin species made it, how long ago, and where. But the 40,000-year-old stones and bones

31Mashable / 8h
I don't know if I drove the first electric Mazda SUV as much as I charged it. During my four days with the newly released MX-30 I feel like it was always plugged in. Perhaps because of its disappointingly small 35.5 kWh battery that offers about 100 miles of range. It's an affordable EV starting at $33,470 (with $7,500 available in federal tax credits), but other under-$40,000 EVs have much bette

I wrote a bit last week about how it was going to be a weird MWC. By “weird,” I mean beyond the usual way that everything is weird all the time now. In addition to being the second time the show has been held during a global pandemic, the smartphone industry has undergone some big changes. Here’s a quick bullet list from the last article: • People are upgrading their devices less frequently/spend

New York Times Tech•
The ratification, with about 80 percent of ballots in favor, makes it the largest tech union in the United States with collective bargaining rights.

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Thursday, March 3, 2022. We have the latest from how the technology world is responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a review of the Theranos show, notes from New Zealand venture capital and more. But first, some programmin

Russian Ukraine Putin•
100+Wired / 9h
A wave of cyberattacks meant to make a statement and particularly buoy Ukraine could have unintended consequences.

Tesla Oklahoma House•
92Futurism / 9h
Car Wars If a new state legislature bill becomes law, Oklahomans may soon have to go out of state to buy and service their Teslas. As local Oklahoma City news station KOCO reports , a new bill that bans automakers from selling cars and services directly to consumers passed a House committee unanimously this week. If the bill passes through the entire state legislature, it could “force Tesla to cl

UK Russian Baikonur•
OneWeb, a British satellite maker, canceled launches reliant on Russia, which also announced it would cease selling rocket engines to American companies.

With so many marketing metrics mislabelled as essential marketing KPIs to track for successful marketing engagement, marketers today often find themselves wondering which are the most important to pay attention to. Each metric—and there are a seemingly infinite amount in marketing—along with the proactive maintenance required for successful marketing performance indication can make you question w

SlashGear / 9h
Wyze's popular home monitoring subscription is about to get more expensive, though the company is giving its users the chance to dodge the price hike.

Engadget / 9h
A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) want regulators to take a closer look at Amazon’s points-based attendance policy, which they believe may be punishing workers for taking legally protected time off. First reported by Vice , the letter to the Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focuses on Amazon’s “no-fault” a

Earlier this week, TechCrunch reported that the former head of payments at Instacart recently left the grocery delivery outfit for a new adventure. As it happens, Matthew Birnbaum, Instacart’s head of talent acquisition for the past four years, is also out the door, having quietly joined the venture firm Pear VC last month. What do the moves suggest of Instacart? Birnbaum, who launched his recrui

Delta & American Express have a portfolio of co-branded credit cards . We’ve just seen some fantastic new limited time welcome offers rolled out on these cards. While Delta SkyMiles is far from my favorite mileage currency, I appreciate that miles in the program have a “floor” value, based on all the ways there are to redeem SkyMiles for one cent each toward Delta purchases. That potentially make

Russian UK Baikonur•
OneWeb, a British satellite maker, canceled launches reliant on Russia, which also announced it would cease selling rocket engines to American companies.

At the start of the global pandemic many card issuers were quiet. It was tough to know who would be a good credit risk with so much uncertainty. People weren’t thinking about immediate travel, either, so big card bonuses seemed like the wrong tool for the moment. Banks worked hard to retain customers, but there were still normal levels of cancellation (it happens every year, mostly around annual

21TechCrunch / 10h
When Erik Johnson couldn’t get his university’s mobile student ID app to reliably work, he sought to find a workaround. The app is fairly important, since it allows him and every other student at his university to pay for meals, get into events and even unlock doors to dorm rooms, labs and other facilities across campus. The app is called GET Mobile, and it’s developed by CBORD, a technology comp

Clinton Crypto Russian•
87Futurism / 10h
Russians are still able to use cryptocurrency exchanges to circumvent newly imposed sanctions in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine — and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t happy. “I was disappointed to see that some of the so-called crypto exchanges, not all of them, but some of them, are refusing to end transactions with Russia,” Clinton told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC earli

Garmin Descent G1 Dive•
SlashGear / 10h
Garmin Descent G1 is a smartwatch aimed at divers, but its battery life should impress all manner of smart device user at anywhere from 25 hours to 4 months.

Netflix Trivia April•
Engadget / 10h
Netflix's move into interactive shows is extending beyond the occasional single-episode project . The streaming firm is launching its first interactive daily quiz show, Trivia Quest , on April 1st (no, it's not an April Fools gag). The Trivia Crack -inspired series will present 24 multiple-choice questions around topics like art and science while weaving a narrative into the experience. You're me

Instagram US TikTok•
28TechCrunch / 10h
A group of state attorneys general announced today that they will investigate TikTok’s connection with negative mental and physical health outcomes among children and teens. This investigation will analyze how TikTok can harm young users, and whether or not TikTok knew about those harms in advance. The bipartisan group of attorneys general will look into TikTok’s methods of boosting young user en

MyHeritage AI LiveStory•
This time last year, social media was ablaze with MyHeritage's viral 'Deep Nostalgia' tech, whose AI wizardry animated our old family photos with disturbing realism. Well, if you were freaked out by that, wait till you see the new feature it's just launched called LiveStory . This time, the online genealogy company's tech doesn't just create a little 10-20 clip based on an old photo of your relat

52Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Google Meet pinpoints the exact moment someone started sounding like a robot. (credit: Google ) The latest update for Google Meet is a new feature that lets Google Workspace administrators see employee bandwidth during a call. The revamped "Meet Quality Tool" will show inbound and outbound bandwidth information, pitting a user's "estimated available bandwidth" against how much bandwidth

SlashGear / 10h
Members of the original Essential crew created a new company called OSOM that now has a new smartphone called OV1 expected to launch inside 2022.

With spring break right around the corner, now is the time to start locking in plans for a spring break vacation. If you have one or more dogs, that may mean bringing them along, too. After all, dogs are family, and you wouldn’t want to exclude them from the fun. Planning a pupcation may seem intimidating, but it’s a lot easier than you may think. Dogs generally love to travel, and unlike childre

SlashGear / 11h
The original voice actor behind the cartoon character Bender will be returning to the voice actor booth for the Hulu revival of the show Futurama.

MyHeritage AI LiveStory•
TechCrunch / 11h
Last year, genealogy service MyHeritage went viral after introducing a new “deepfake” feature that allowed users to animate the faces of loved ones in still photos. TikTok users posted videos reacting to the technology, called “Deep Nostalgia,” as they brought back relatives they never got to meet or those whose loss they still grieved. To date, more than 100 million photos have been animated wit

ICANN Ukraine Russia•
Engadget / 11h
Even as governments and corporations around the globe squeeze the Russian economy through increasingly stringent financial sanctions for the country's invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine, some within the aggrieved nation have sought to punish Russia further, by kicking it off the internet entirely. On Monday, a pair of Ukrainian officials petitioned ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Name

Volvo Wireless EV Charging•
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Kris Holt Contributor Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Twitch will ban streamers who frequently share misinformation Panasonic will start making Tesla’s higher-capacity EV batteries by March 2024 Volvo will put a wireless EV charging system through its paces as part of a program to test alternative charging options. A small fleet of electric Volvo XC

Lifehacker / 11h
Good morrow dear Bridgerton fans! Make haste because we have some thrilling news for thee. Okay, enough of the old English thing. You get the picture. If you powered through the first season of the Shonda Rhimes-produced hit Netflix series Bridgerton (a couple of times), and have been desperately waiting for season 2,… Read more...

ebookfriendly : Painted on walls of Ustroń Public Library, Poland, and taking over 500 square meters, the mural shows interiors of the Trinity College Library in Dublin. 🔖 #streetart #books #libraries

Taiwan Power Outage TSMC•
A power plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suffered a major power outage on Thursday that lasted approximately 90 minutes, Taiwan News reports. The outage at state-owned Taipower was caused by a malfunctioning power-station that resulted in a decrease in power generation and power-grid failures -- notably affecting several Taiwanese regions with semiconductor manufacturing bases, which may have long-ter

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. If you’re looking for a rewards card specifically for your business spending, you have a variety of great options . From The Business Platinum Card® from American Express with its points rebate for airfare to the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card with its 3x categories, there’s no shortage of cards that help you m

Epic Games Bandcamp•
TechCrunch / 11h
When we compiled our bingo board of potential mergers and acquisitions for 2022*, we can’t say we anticipated that Fortnite-maker and Apple antagonist Epic Games would purchase Bandcamp , a music marketplace where any musician can sell their music and keep 82% of the profits. After the acquisition, Bandcamp says it will continue to operate as an independent entity. Founder and CEO Ethan Diamond w

Reddit Ukraine Russia•
74Mashable / 11h
Reddit is going one step further than every other social media platform as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. In an announcement made on Thursday, Reddit shared that it will be prohibiting links from Russia Today (RT), Sputnik, and any other Russian state-run media outlet. This restriction will cover the entire site, meaning links to these outlets will be banned across all of the platform

Samsung Galaxy S22•
Mashable / 11h
Mashable's Deputy Tech Editor Joseph Volpe breaks down everything need to know about Samsung's new (very expensive) Galaxy S22 Ultra.

The British broadcaster is turning to frequencies that still work during a communications blackout.

This has to be one of the most interesting career progressions we’ve ever seen at a US airline. Over the course of two months, an executive has gone from working for JetBlue, to working for Delta, to working for American. Scott Laurence lands job at American In January I wrote about how Delta appointed Scott Laurence as Vice President of Network Planning. What made this so noteworthy is that Laur

Twitch Misinformation•
TechCrunch / 11h
Kris Holt Contributor Kris Holt is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Panasonic will start making Tesla’s higher-capacity EV batteries by March 2024 Twitch has updated its misinformation policies and says it will ban those who frequently share falsehoods. Under the new rules, the platform will block “harmful misinformation superspreaders who persistently share mis

Amazon 68 4 Stores•
Mashable / 11h
Amazon has decided to close many of its brick-and-mortar retail stores and pop-up shops. As Reuters reports , Amazon plans to call it a day at all 68 branded stores in the U.S. and UK, and turn its attention instead to grocery and department stores. Amazon is set to turn off the lights on "various dates" at these locations, notifying customers through signage at individual stores. It's unclear ex

Twitter Birdwatch US•
51Mashable / 11h
Twitter announced on Thursday that it would be expanding "Birdwatch," a crowdsourced project designed to combat misinformation . Introduced last year as a pilot program , Birdwatch allows contributors who are in good standing with the social media company to address tweets they find misleading and provide context in the form of a note. Previously, notes created by the pilot's 10,000 contributors

Lifehacker / 11h
For a nostalgic take on Easter this year, why not make your very own hot cross buns at home? Whether it’s baking them the traditional way or giving them a modern-day twist, we’ve got you covered with some great recipes . Read more...

SlashGear / 11h
States' attorneys general from California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Vermont are now investigating TikTok.

Musk Starlink Ukraine•
2KFuturism / 11h
User Beware SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is warning users in Ukraine who have received one of the company’s Starlink dishes that the connection could be targeted by Russian state actors. “Important warning: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Please use with caution,” he added.

Futurism / 11h
In this hyper-connected, Cloud-based world we’re living in, we expect most of our gadgets and devices to be wireless — from speakers and phone chargers to robot vacuums and home security systems. So why should printers be any exception? Wireless printers are an obvious choice for those looking to tidy up their workstation or office. Not only do the best wireless printers eliminate the need for an

DocGo Zero Ambulance•
SlashGear / 11h
DocGo and Lightning E-Motors just announced an all-electric zero-emissions ambulance, the first of its kind inside the United States.

Jet2 UK England Ryanair•
100+The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Since the restart of the cruise industry, I’ve been on nine sailings, and I have several more planned for 2022. At this point, a mask feels like a permanent part of my facial anatomy. But with restrictions easing, it can be difficult to know when you’re required to wear a mask on a cruise ship and when you’re not. Th

the Cana One Molecular•
Engadget / 11h
A company called Cana has revealed what it's calling the planet's first "molecular beverage printer ." The idea is that, using a single cartridge of flavorings, the machine can mix one of thousands of different beverages, including juice, soft drinks, iced coffee, sports drinks, wine and cocktails. With Cana One, which is designed to sit on a kitchen countertop, you'll be able to select a drink f

Engadget / 11h
Russia's RT is facing numerous bans and restrictions following the country's invasion of Ukraine, and it's using a familiar tactic to get around them: move to a laissez-faire service. The state-supported media company has made its around-the-clock livestream available on the "free speech" platform Rumble . This will theoretically let devotees tune in when its broadcasts and social media posts are

63Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: BackyardProduction/Getty) The Federal Communications Commission will consider issuing new rules for wireless receivers that could prevent future conflicts like the ongoing battle between the aviation and cellular industries. There are strict rules requiring wireless devices to transmit only in their licensed frequencies. That means, for example, that AT&T and Verizon's 5G transmi

1KMashable / 11h
The internet's found a new use for Airbnb. Scores of people on Twitter and Facebook say they're employing a unique method to financially support Ukrainians in need: booking, but not staying in, local Airbnbs. The idea began picking up steam early Thursday, as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continued , with numerous people sharing what they say are screenshots of their communication with Ukrainia

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card overview The Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card is the entry-level option for the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. This no-annual-fee card offers a way to start earning Marriott Bonvoy points and even gives cardholders a jump-start to earning elite status. However, it has a tough time competing with Mar

Twitter Agrawal March 15•
Engadget / 12h
Twitter will resume business travel and open up its offices all around the world on March 15th, according to a tweet by Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal. While some Twitter staff began working out of the company’s San Francisco and New York City offices last fall, most offices have remained closed since the beginning of the pandemic. But unlike many companies who are returning to in-person operations, T

SlashGear / 12h
Today we're taking a look at what's widely regarded as one of the very worst vehicles released in the entire 1990s, as delivered to the USA by Suzuki.

200+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: TPG’s Benét Wilson was a guest of Walt Disney World on a two-night media preview of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience. Disney provided her travel to the event and the two-night experience itself. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by Disney. One of the most striking things about my stay at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ho

Netflix TQ Daily Trivia•
26TechCrunch / 12h
Netflix is doubling down on interactive content today as it announces “Trivia Quest,” an animated quiz series that will debut on April 1. Daniel Calin and Vin Rubino of Sunday Sauce Productions developed a series of episodes that will come out every day in April, quizzing viewers with 24 questions per day. It’s no coincidence that Netflix is creating a daily trivia game in a time when we’re still

It’s easy to make a PDF file but editing one requires special tools. If you’re looking to add or remove text, insert images, or make any other changes to your PDF files, here are your editing options. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

4KFuturism / 12h
Working Hard A sex startup says it’s created a VR-enabled masturbation pod for companies that want to make their employees very uncomfortable, very quickly. Stripchat, a porn site, announced in a blog post that it’s developed something it’s dubbed a “Wank Pod” to give company employees a place to engage in a little office onanism . The company even installed one in their own workplace, and plans

Alaska Mileage Plan is a valuable frequent flyer program, thanks to its array of airline partners and stopover policy. At the moment, Alaska Mileage Plan is offering a great promotion for travel on Fiji Airways — you can either receive up to 50% off awards, or can earn double miles on a revenue ticket. Let’s take a look at the details of these two promotions. Up to to 50% off Fiji Airways award t

The U.S. will extend slot waivers at New York JFK, LaGuardia and Washington National through October. United, Delta, and American asked for this jointly, to protect their turf without actually having to fly full schedules. Among other reasons for agreeing, the FAA cites “global vaccination rates” as well as “continued unpredictability of [international] travel restrictions” and “the disparity bet