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1KWired / 7h
Apps like Tinder, Google Maps, and Telegram give activists a way to share what's really going on in Ukraine—for now.

2KFuturism / 3h
Scientists say that smoking weed in your youth isn’t a big deal — but if you’re still using it well into adulthood, your mileage may vary. In a new study published in the journal Addiction Research & Theory , a team of researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia examined success outcomes for both cannabis and amphetamine users. Using data from over 8,000 mothers and 2,000 children

500+The Points Guy / 4h
Delta Air Lines is once again upgrading the onboard experience — this time, with a brand-new domestic first-class seat. For years, the forward cabin on single-aisle planes crisscrossing the country has largely looked the same. Domestic first class is usually outfitted with recliners in a 2-2 configuration, with more space, increased pitch and larger tray tables for those seated in the pointy end

Mashable / 3min
March is here and so is Women's History Month in the United States. That means it's time to put on your thinking caps and dive into the deeply rich history of women, both past and present. The National Women's History Alliance chooses the month's theme each year, and 2022's focus is " Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope ." According to the organization's website, the choice of theme is "a tri

Engadget / 13min
Hulu may have hiked the prices of its live TV plans last fall, but you'll at least get more for your money this spring. The streaming service now plans to give all Hulu + Live TV subscribers unlimited cloud DVR storage starting April 13th. If you've been paying for an Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on ($10 or $15 per month), you'll see your bill shrink accordingly. Recordings with the new Unlimited DVR f

With the arrival of a major deal with one of the world’s biggest Bitcoin mining companies, Intel's new ASIC chip already seems to be gaining traction. US-based mining firm HIVE Blockchain has revealed that not only will it buy a bunch of next-generation Intel "BMZ2" Bonanza Mine ASICs, but will also work on integrating them into its custom-built mining equipment . The mining company expects to be

SlashGear / 14min
The Apple Lisa was not a commercial success, but it did change the course of Apple forever. Here's why Steve Jobs considered the Lisa a failure.

What I’m really excited by is the Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express. This is the strongest earning Membership Rewards cards outside of spending bonus categories. And this is the best offer I'm aware of since the card first launched. Continue reading ...

TechCrunch / 17min
In an effort to attract more subscribers to its service, Hulu announced today that it will offer an Unlimited DVR feature as part of its Hulu + Live TV service’s base plan at no additional cost. The DVR allows customers to record programs from over 80 channels, including broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, which they can then rewind and fast-forward through — like a traditional DVR offers.

25The Points Guy / 17min
Forget just travel. The ongoing value of a rewards credit card has evolved beyond airports, planes and hotels. Today’s biggest trend? Lifestyle benefits. And now, Capital One is making inroads in the restaurant category with the launch of Capital One Dining. The end-to-end dining platform, created by Capital One from the ground up, features a curated collection of restaurants ranging from under-t

Mashable / 18min
Need your solar panels cleaned? Fear not. HELIOS, an automated drone and robot duo, is here to help.

Lifehacker / 18min

How-To Geek / 22min
If you don’t want someone contacting you on your Google Voice number, you can block that person’s number to prevent their calls and text messages from coming in. Here’s how to do just that on your desktop and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 22min
If you’ve decided that Apple’s new iPhone SE (2022) model is right for you, the next thing you’ll want to do is get a case to keep it safe from life’s daily hazards. Even though the phone is affordable, you’ll want to keep it protected with the best iPhone SE 5G cases available. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ubisoft Cyber Incident•
TechCrunch / 24min
Gaming giant Ubisoft has confirmed a cybersecurity incident that led to the mass-reset of company passwords, but has declined to say what the incident actually was. In a brief statement , Ubisoft said: “Last week, Ubisoft experienced a cyber security incident that caused temporary disruption to some of our games, systems, and services. Our IT teams are working with leading external experts to inv

Engadget / 31min
YouTube says it will now block channels linked to Russia-backed media outlets worldwide. Last week, it blocked channels from the likes of RT and Sputnik in Europe following an EU directive . The updated policy takes effect immediately, though YouTube's systems will take a little time to fully block the channels. 2/ In line with that, we are also now blocking access to YouTube channels associated

Gizmodo / 34min
With its blend of childlike wonder and sci-fi action, it’s fairly obvious that The Adam Project , Netflix’s new film from director Shawn Levy , draws inspiration from films of the 1980s. Films like E.T., Back to the Future , The Goonies, or Explorer s. Beyond just that though, one thing that really makes The Adam Project … Read more...

SlashGear / 36min
Instagram has a fairly good reason (or set of reasons) for releasing their latest feature specifically aimed at aiding influencers on their platform.

SlashGear / 36min
Variable refresh rates are critical to smartphones, TV screens, and computer monitors -- particularly for rapid engagement and gaming.

After nearly two years with some of the strictest lockdowns and border closures in the world (even for citizens transiting through its own states and territories), Australia finally reopened to international travelers in late February. I was among the first Americans to arrive in Australia the day it began allowing in tourists from other countries. Even with a sheaf of government forms to complet

Facebook Ukraine Russian•
Gizmodo / 46min
Russia has begun to ban Instagram.

Lifehacker / 47min
Has this ever happened to you? You’re out and about, minding your own business, when suddenly your iPhone hits you with an “AirPods Left Behind” message. You panic, wondering where you could’ve dropped your expensive earbuds—until you realize they never left your pocket. What gives, iPhone? Read more...

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100+Futurism / 51min
Cute Couple Stop the presses! Claire “Grimes” Boucher and Chelsea Manning are apparently not just dating, but already living together in Austin. An unnamed source told Page Six that the electronic pop star and storied military leaker are “getting serious.” “They U-Hauled it,” the source told the gossip site, a reference to a meme about queer women rushing to move in together soon after they begin

93Futurism / 51min
Failure to Launch When you’re trying to thrust a giant rocket into space, size matters. Apparently size also matters to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and private space outfit Blue Origin. According to Bloomberg , Bezos didn’t like the way his crotch looked in the Blue Origin spacesuit, forcing a last-minute fix before a looming launch. Back in July 2021 , Blue Origin sent its first crew into, deb

Curve is in the process of launching in the United States. This has the potential to be a game-changer for many people using rewards credit cards, though there are some restrictions to be aware of. While I first wrote about this in the summer of 2021, people are now starting to be invited to apply for Curve, which is a sign that this product will become a reality. If you’re not yet eligible to ap

YouTube Russian State•
TechCrunch / 53min
In a further expansion of its policy responses to Russia’s war in Ukraine, YouTube has said it’s now blocking Kremlin-backed media outlets globally — not just in Europe where two Russia state-affiliated channels, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, along with their subsidiaries, were sanctioned by the European Union last week . This goes above and beyond any legal mandates to block this content — but

A new add-on has introduced real-time translation functionality to video meetings on Microsoft Teams , closing the gap on rival vendor Zoom . The service is supplied by a company called Interprefy, which was invited to integrate its cloud-based translation offering into Microsoft Teams. The integration gives Microsoft customers access to Interprefy’s network of professional interpreters, who dial

SlashGear / 57min
Counterpoint Research released their yearly list of best-selling phone models, this time for the year 2021, with a market dominated by one brand.

Our founder-focused summit, TechCrunch Early Stage , is back in-person this April in San Francisco! And we are looking for some incredible volunteers to help us make this event happen. If you are interested in finding out what goes into building tech events, apply to volunteer , and if you are selected, not only will you get a behind the scenes look at how events are produced, you’ll also earn a

Gizmodo / 1h
Any time two household appliances can be merged into one is a big win for those living in a small apartment, but while a garbage can isn’t exactly an appliance, upgrading one with a built-in vacuum cleaner is kind of a genius idea because it eliminates the extra step of emptying a standalone vac. Read more...

SlashGear / 1h
Telegram releases a new update for mobile users that adds some significant upgrades to file sharing, along with a few mods for QR-code scanning and UI.

Ford PG&E California EV•
Engadget / 1h
Power outages aren't exactly rare in Northern California. In the coming months, residents who own a compatible electric vehicle — such as the Ford F-150 Lightning — will effectively be able to use it as a backup generator. Ford has teamed up with PG&E, the main energy provider in the region, for a bidirectional electric vehicle charging project. The companies claim the F-150 Lightning can power a

Gizmodo / 1h
Moira MacTaggert’s fall from grace in the Krakoan Age of the X-Men has been as rapid as it has been brutal. In a matter of months since the Inferno even t that saw Jonathan Hickman bid adieu to the X-line, Moira has gone from the l ong-lived savior of the Mutant dream to a bitter, vengeful force that could undo it… Read more...

Xbox Keystone Microsoft•
A dataminer has uncovered evidence that Microsoft is working on a secret product that may be the next iteration of the Xbox. The Xbox Series X and S may have only been out for a little more than a year, but Microsoft is likely already working hard on their successor. Dataminer Tero Alhonen shared a list of Xbox products on Twitter, highlighting one entry in particular: “PRODUCT_XBOX_KEYSTONE.” XB

As discovered by EarTrumpet developer Rafael Rivera, Microsoft is secretly working on File Explorer tabs for Windows 11. The highly-requested feature will let you dig through multiple instances of File Explorer in a single window—but man, it’s seriously a decade too late. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Are you creating a Google Doc and have a PDF that you want to include? While there isn’t a straightforward way to insert a PDF in Google Docs, we have a couple of workarounds you can try. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It seems that Valve has stuck with its promise. The Steam Deck is literally a portable PC, and as such, it can boot operating systems like Windows or Linux. But support for Windows on Steam Deck is still a bit rocky—most people should skip it, at least for now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Gizmodo / 1h
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has, in two long weeks, brought untold suffering and instability. Yet, where most reasonable observers see an escalating tragedy, Big Oil CEOs see an opportunity. Read more...

We know that if we want to maintain our health, prevention and early detection of diseases or disorders is key. Still, seeing a physician regularly can be expensive and logistically challenging—and a lot of people simply don’t do it . While the home test kit universe is exploding (you can test everything from your… Read more...

Instagram Meta Russian•
Engadget / 1h
Instagram will soon be inaccessible in Russia, according to regulator Roskomnadzor. The latest ban is in response to Facebook "temporarily" changing its rules to allows for calls for violence against Russian soldiers and Vladimir Putin. Though Facebook has been “restricted” in the country for more than a week, the ban didn’t extend to Instagram. State news agency TASS reported earlier that Russia

Volkswagen ID Buzz•
Produced and directed by Sean Dacanay. Click here for transcript . (video link) On Wednesday, Volkswagen used the South by Southwest festival to formally unveil the ID Buzz, the company's forthcoming electric van. In the lead-up to that debut in Texas, VW gave Ars an hour with the gold-and-white show car to have a poke around. You may have read our write-up on the car already, but we thought a vi

Meta Facebook Russian•
500+Futurism / 1h
Urging Violence It’s now okay for Facebook users in some countries to call for violence against Russian soldiers and even Russian president Vladimir Putin on the platform, according to internal company emails obtained by Reuters — though calls for violence against Russian civilians are still verboten. It’s a bizarre decision that underlines just how much sway Facebook and Meta have over what can

On my recent review of Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX business class , reader Jason D asked the following: I’ve noticed that you so often choose your seats as far back in the business class cabin as possible. Just being nosey as to your reasoning why as I guess it’s more common for flyers to choose seats as far forward as possible. It’s true. I have a strong business class seating preference, a

Apple updated the iPhone SE for the third time at the Peek Performance event . From the outside, it looks the same, but like many things in life, what’s inside that matters. Read more...

There are more than two dozen resorts at Walt Disney World where your family can rest their weary heads (and tired feet) after a long day at the parks. While Disney offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from standard rooms with two queen beds to multibedroom villas and treehouses, at its properties, for a quick three-night visit like the one I recently took with my husband, three chi

100+Gizmodo / 1h
The true global death toll from covid-19 may be three times higher than official numbers show, according to a report out Friday. The peer-reviewed study estimates that over 18 million people have died due to the pandemic, based on excess death data. Read more...

100+The Points Guy / 1h
Capital One had a very exciting year last year with the introduction of the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card and numerous additions to its travel offerings. And after making its mark on the premium travel space , the issuer now has a special offer for business owners looking to earn substantial cash back on their everyday expenses with the Capital One Spark Cash Plus card. However, there

Bitcoin UK FCA Crypto ATM•
The Financial Conduct Authority warns that all crypto-ATMs in the UK are operating illegally.

Discovery WarnerMedia•
When the merger is complete, the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery will be one of the largest media companies in the United States.

Mashable / 2h
The new Apple iPad Air (WiFi) is on sale at Walmart as of March 11: 64GB model — $559 $599 (save $40) 256GB model — $679 $749 (save $70) Walmart is usually pretty quick to offer deals on new Apple products, but this might be a new personal best. The big box store had the 2022 iPad Air on sale as of March 11 — as in, the tablet's very first day on the market. (It's technically still in its preorde

30Mashable / 2h
I'll be upfront: I am not a sweet breakfast person. Most days my breakfast is a fried egg on a corn tortilla. Or a runny egg over leftovers. Or just eggs with hot sauce. You get the picture. But I could see myself, every now and again, enjoying a breakfast of this cookie recipe from nourishedbynic or Nicole Addison on TikTok. And lots of other people must enjoy it, too: It's racked up nearly 10 m

Engadget / 2h
Intel's quest to deliver the perfect mini-desktop continues with the NUC 12 Extreme, its latest "next unit of computing" DIY kit. Code-named "Dragon Canyon," it's 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 , which pro

Discovery WarnerMedia•
When the merger is complete, the newly formed Warner Bros. Discovery will be one of the largest media companies in the United States.

25Gizmodo / 2h
Nicolas Cage is unmistakable. In any role he brings his entire self —every weird, strange, bizarre facet of his personality surfaces in nearly every character. But now he’s up for a new challenge… being himself. Read more...

Niantic Russia Belarus•
25Ars Technica / 2h
Russian players will soon not be able to join in scenes like this. (credit: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Pokemon Go developer Niantic has become the latest company to answer Ukraine's call to cut off Russia by stopping downloads of its games in the country. But Niantic is also going further than some of its peers, saying that "gameplay will also be suspended [in Russia and Belarus] shortly." "We s

Other Wordle tips - How to win at Wordle every day - No, Wordle isn't getting harder - Games like Wordle If you’ve found today’s Wordle answer more difficult than most, you’re not alone. Puzzle #256 has proven so tough, in fact, that we’ve been live-blogging the internet’s reactions to the latest headache-inducing five-letter term. But why is today's answer proving trickier than others? TechRadar

Microsoft Xbox Deck•
SlashGear / 2h
Valve reveals a new list of games that work with Steam Deck, some that'll work great, and make clear a few titles that won't work well at all.

Having a bunch of tabs open is a trademark feature of web browsing. If you don’t want to leave the current tab, you can simply open links in new tabs. We’ll show you how to do it in any desktop browser. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mozilla has launched an update for its email privacy service, Firefox Relay, that addresses common complaints and extends the tool to a wider audience. With the latest version of Firefox Relay, the attachment file size limit has been upped from 150KB to 10MB, which means users won’t run into trouble when receiving emails that contain documents, concert tickets and the like. Previously, these atta

It’s tax season, folks. While it’s tempting to put off doing your return until the last minute, it’s probably better to go ahead and do it right now. The main reason to file your taxes early —i.e., before the April 18 filing deadline—is to get in line to receive your refund. The IRS says it expects to process returns… Read more...

SlashGear / 2h
The latest predictions from analysts and insiders suggests that we won't see Apple's Mac Pro, iMac Pro, or Mac mini get a refresh until at least 2023.

SlashGear / 2h
Aston Martin's Lagonda was the most technologically advanced vehicles of the 1970s had its own infotainment system and a perfect formula for failure.

A Curve card lets you earn cash back on top of the points or cash your rewards credit card gives you, and it lets you re-assign charges between your different cards for 30 days. A long-time staple in the U.K. it's now being offered in the U.S. Continue reading ...

33Gizmodo / 2h
It’s time to hop in and go for a ride, as Venturi Astrolab has shown off a multi-purpose lunar vehicle designed to deliver cargo, perform scientific investigations, and carry two astronauts. The California-based startup hopes NASA will eventually choose its concept for the Artemis program, as the space agency seeks to… Read more...

In a recent YouTube video , Martin Lewis has revealed three ‘urgent’ tips that UK consumers can use to help reduce their energy bills, before April’s new price cap. The current energy crisis and the conflict in Ukraine have continued to push up energy prices, and in only a few weeks’ time, millions of UK households on standard variable tariffs will see their bills rising by 54%. What’s more, many

Over at Newegg this week, you can find an awesome gaming PC deal on this RTX 3060-equipped ABS Master for just $999 (was $1,399) . A $400 price cut makes this easily one of the cheapest RTX 3060 gaming PC pre-builts we've seen yet. Featuring a super-powerful GPU, Intel i5 11400F processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD means, this one's all set for excellent 1080p gaming performance out of the box

Russia Ukraine Crypto•
Long hailed by its advocates as a safe hedge during uncertain times, Bitcoin’s value has fallen steadily in recent weeks.

Sajak Wheel of Fortune•
Mashable / 2h
Pat Sajak must have had a long day, because he straight-up roasted a guy for his story on an episode of Wheel of Fortune this week. The poor contestant, named Scott Ingwersen, told a brief story during his intro with Sajak. The gist of it: When he was 12 years old, Ingwersen rode a bike in flip-flops, fell, and chopped off the top of his toe. Some paramedics happened to drive by and took care of

Mashable / 2h
Confused why you are seeing #TeamDoor and #TeamWheel content all over your FYP? We've got you covered. New internet debate unlocked Wheels vs. Doors is the latest debate to consume the internet — following in the viral footsteps of The Dress and " Yanny or Laurel ?" As with most things on TikTok, the discussion suddenly overtook my FYP this week without any context, and I am not alone. There are

Engadget / 2h
You can pick up everything from headphones to video games to smartwatches on sale this week. Sony's WH-1000XM4 ANC headphones are $72 off and down to $278, while the Apple Watch Series 7 is up to $50 off at Amazon. Nintendo celebrated Mar10 Day this week by discounting a bunch of Switch games, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Luigi's Mansion 3 and others. Plus, you can still get a handful of Fire T

Engadget / 2h
Instagram is trying to tackle the problem of unsavory comments that pop up during Live streams with its latest feature. Starting today, Live users can assign someone to be a moderator for their broadcasts. Moderators can report comments, switch off comments from a particular user and boot troublesome viewers from the stream. Creators can add a moderator by tapping the menu icon on the comment bar

Gizmodo / 2h
Apple shook up its Mac lineup this week when it introduced the Mac Studio with its powerful M1 Ultra and a companion monitor, the Studio Display . These are undoubtedly intriguing products, but their minimalist designs lack a certain panache that once existed in Apple devices. Read more...

Meta Facebook Russian•
24Ars Technica / 2h
Enlarge / Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces in the Luhansk region on February 26, 2022. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP via Getty Images) (credit: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grinds on, Meta is temporarily changing its policies to allow users on Facebook and Instagram to post calls for violence against—and even the deaths of—Russian soldi

File Explorer Windows•
Enlarge / The File Explorer is finally getting some tabs. (credit: Rafael Rivera ) Microsoft is testing a tabbed interface for the Windows 11 File Explorer, according to screenshots from developer Rafael Rivera. You can't access the feature without changing hidden settings in the latest Insider Preview build for the Dev channel, but XDA Developers has published a guide on enabling the interface.

Russian US Ukraine•
Enlarge / A health care worker carries test tubes while on duty in the bacteriological laboratory at the Lviv Regional Laboratory Centre of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service, Lviv, western Ukraine. (credit: Getty | Future Publishing ) The World Health Organization has advised officials in Ukraine to destroy any high-risk pathogens housed in public health laboratories in order to prev

The boss of energy regulator Ofgem has said that households across the UK are heading for an “almost inevitable” rise in energy bills this autumn. Although the UK government has previously said that Ofgem’s energy price cap would ‘insulate’ customers from gas price rises, Ofgem’s chief executive now believes that the spike in wholesale gas prices will be passed on to customers when the price cap

21Futurism / 2h
Two scientists as different as could be — one a bookish astrophysicist who formerly served as NASA’s chief scientist, the other a charismatic mathematician who moonlights as a painter — have teamed up to unlock the secrets of dark matter. From his Washington, DC office at NASA headquarters, Dr. Jim Green admitted that although he retired as NASA’s top scientist in January, he was already back as

Lego Star Wars TSS•
Futurism / 2h
Very few properties command as much loyalty, passion, and continued success as The Lego Company and “Star Wars.” Since their inception (in 1932 and 1977 respectively), they’ve only gotten more popular. To illustrate this point: The Lego Company was named the most profitable toy company in 2021, while “Star Wars: The Rise Of The Skywalker” raked in $1 billion at the box office. It should come as n

Futurism / 2h
Failure to Launch When you’re trying to get a giant, heavy rocket thrust into space, size matters. Apparently size also matters to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and private space exploration company Blue Origin. Bezos apparently didn’t like the way his crotch looked in the Blue Origin spacesuit, forcing a last-minute fix on site according to a Bloomberg report published yesterday. Back in July of

It’s been a while since we conducted a multi-cabin review on a true long-haul flight — and what better way to get back to business than to try out one of Europe’s key flag carriers. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest airline in the world still in service today. The Air France-KLM Group flies to more than 25

I’ve never played Dark Souls . I’ve never played Demon Souls . I played the first hour of Bloodborne , and it nearly broke me. You can imagine, then, just how overwhelming I’m finding Elden Ring . But, the things is, I’m having a blast—who knew you could have this much fun while failing? Read more...

Meta Facebook Russian•
48TechCrunch / 2h
The Russian government has now said it will limit access to Instagram. It’s the latest state restriction targeting mainstream foreign tech platforms since the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia is blaming a hate speech policy change by Meta, reported earlier by Reuters , for censoring Instagram . But the move comes as Putin continues to tighten his grip on the digital information sphere to try

An online retail listing for the Samsung QS95B QD-OLED TV might be our best look yet at the upcoming display, especially as the TV, which has previously been announced to be in development, was absent from Samsung's CES 2022 press conference . As reported by AVCaesar , a page dedicated to the Samsung QS95B QD-OLED TV appeared on the website of US online retailer Value Electronics . At the time of

As email gateways become better at spotting malicious messages, operators of the sinister BazarBackdoor malware are resorting to changing up their tactics. According to reports from BleepingComputer, the TrickBot group, which created the malware, no longer tries to infect new endpoints directly via email, but rather through website contact forms. Citing a report from cybersecurity experts Abnorma

Companies Russia Ukraine•
Over the last couple of weeks, since Russia first attacked Ukraine , we’ve been hearing about loads of tech companies joining businesses from a variety of industries in suspending sales in Russia. It’s been a broad response, and clearly sends a message that companies will not continue to conduct business as usual in the country, but what actual economic impact will these actions have on these com

20TechCrunch / 3h
Contactless stores are gaining traction, more so in Europe, but there are some trickling into the U.S., including Atlanta’s Nourish + Bloom Market that opened in January. In that article, we pointed out that the store was entering territory that included Amazon Go , 7-Eleven and Walmart . Behind some of that cashierless technology are startup companies like Sensei , Standard Cognition , Zippin ,

Sorenson Ventures Fund•
Sorenson Ventures may not be a household name, but the Lehi, Utah-based firm has quietly backed 30 enterprise startups since 2017 when it launched its initial $100 million fund, some exiting via acquisition and some sporting flashy valuations. Today, the company announced that it has raised its second fund, this one around $150 million. Company co-founder and partner Rob Rueckert said he and co-f

GM PG&E Ford EV California•
Enlarge / If you're going to charge your car at home, why not also use it as a storage battery when it's just parked there? (credit: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images) Disaster preparedness is becoming a bit more mainstream as the effects of climate change and the fallibility of human institutions become more clear. The auto industry has followed this trend, with more than one automaker pointing to the

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $200 : Solid PC gaming graphics aren't limited to desktops. As of March 11, you can grab the 17-inch ASUS TUF F17 laptop on sale for $1,299.91 at Walmart or Amazon . That's 14% off its usual cost. For entry-level PC gamers who may not want to rig up their own gaming desktop, a gaming laptop is likely the best option. The ASUS TUF F17 gaming laptop is already built with power and graphics in

When you think of game consoles, you probably don’t think environmentally friendly. Perhaps you should because Microsoft says it intends to make Xbox carbon negative by 2030. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Like movie theaters or in-person shopping, hotel room service was already declining in popularity before the pandemic all but killed the practice completely. For years now , hotels have been steadily cutting back or all-out eliminating their room service options . In 2016, for instance, the American Hotel and Lodging… Read more...

31Gizmodo / 3h
Based on director Domee Shi ’s upbringing in Canada during the early aughts, Pixar’s Turning Red encapsulates the era right before teens fully lived on the internet. It’s quite the nostalgia punch back to middle school with flip phones, sneaky note passing, and boy bands . But what’s most remarkable, aside from finally… Read more...

If you use conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel to automatically format cells that match criteria, you may want to apply the same rule to another part of your sheet or workbook. Instead of creating a new rule, just copy it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Our friends at the Raspberry Pi Foundation are now running a “Mission Zero” educational initiative, in which kids on Earth can remotely program small Astro Pi units aboard the ISS. And while you may never have an Astro Pi of your own, you can now build a space-ready replica. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SkyWest 29 Pilot Shortage•
SkyWest Airlines wants to end most of its Essential Air Service flying by June 10. The nation’s largest regional airline said in a filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday that staffing pressures due to pilot shortages were too great for it to continue to operate service to 29 communities. Of the 29 communities, 28 could lose service completely. The St. George, Utah-based air

After flying Turkish Airlines’ Airbus A321neo business class from Muscat to Istanbul, it was time to continue to Copenhagen in Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX business class. I was excited to fly both of Turkish Airlines’ new short haul aircraft. In reality the short haul products on both aircraft are nearly identical, so it was a familiar experience. Turkish Airlines is in a league of its own w

Canadian NetWalker US•
A former Canadian government employee accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks has been extradited to the United States, with more than $28 million in bitcoin seized in connection with the case. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, who worked as an IT consultant for Public Works and Government Services in Canada, according to his LinkedIn profile, was extradited to the U.S. on Wednesday, wher

A series of negative signals about the value of technology companies, the stinging cost of slowing growth at tech concerns, and several ancillary signals from the more speculative regions of the tech market sum to a dramatically changed market. It’s worth remembering just how wild the last two years have been in startup land. Back in early 2020, as the pandemic barreled into a number of sectors,

SlashGear / 3h
A new study shows which countries around the world have the best internet, rating speed, connectivity, and cost per month for internet services.

Mashable / 3h
SAVE $304: If Peloton just isn't for you, try the CLMBR connected fitness machine . As of March 11, you can grab one at Amazon for 11% off. You'll pay $2,494.99. Smart connected fitness machines have been all the rage for the past few years. The trend started with Peloton's cult-favorite bikes, but expanded quickly to include connected smart treadmills, smart fitness mirrors, smart rowers, and mo

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400+Futurism / 3h
Lost in Space NASA and the Russian space program Roscosmos are longtime collaborators. They built the International Space Station together, and between when NASA retired the Space Shuttle in 2011 and SpaceX started successfully ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station in 2020, NASA had to rely entirely on Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft to get its personnel into orbit. But ever since

There are countless ways to earn airline miles and hotel points. Today, we’ll teach you about a way to earn points and miles without spending any money or opening any credit cards. All it takes is time, an internet connection and a frequent traveler account. We’re talking about earning points and miles by completing surveys. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our

D&D Gold Box Steam•
Engadget / 3h
If you played PC role-playing games in the previous century, there's a good chance you have fond memories of SSI's Dungeons & Dragons "Gold Box" titles — and now you'll have an easy way to play many of them. SNEG is bringing multiple Gold Box Classics collections to Steam on March 29th. Most are themed around their D&D franchises, and they all include a special game launcher, "enhanced" DOSBox em

Crypto mania has pushed decentralization into the mainstream, but Bitcoin is only one example of how blockchain can create new structures not controlled by corporations or centralized entities. (Though it’s ubiquitous, plenty of people still don’t even know what blockchain is. If you’re one of them, stop and read an… Read more...

Visa Credit Card Canada•
In 2021, Air Canada and Chase launched an awesome new partnership for those in the United States. Last August, Air Canada Aeroplan became a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner . Air Canada and Chase have now partnered to launch a co-branded credit card, the Aeroplan® Credit Card ( review ), which opened to applicants in December. I wanted to recap this opportunity for those who missed this ne

Apple recently announced a new iPhone SE with a solid $429 price tag. What’s surprising is that it includes the A15 chip, which is the same one found in the current iPhone 13. So how does the iPhone SE do in benchmarks? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

For some, staying organized is easier said than done. But when it comes to staying productive at your desk or office, being organized and knowing where your tools are is vital. The Orbitkey Nest portable desk organizer is a solution to that problem for me, but it’s a pricey organizational tool with a few shortcomings. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

With device-destroying malware hitting the headlines every few months, a few bucks for the software you need to protect your PC may seem like a price worth paying. But that money may not be getting you the extra protection you think it does. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’ve ever wondered how cake artists transform baked goods to look exactly like other foods, now’s your chance to find out. Yolanda Gampp, self-taught cake artist and author, creates cakes that look like other food favorites—and here’s how she does it! Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

CNN Launch March 29•
Engadget / 4h
CNN has revealed exactly when its dedicated streaming service will debut. CNN+, which costs $6 per month or $60 per year, will arrive on March 29th. Those who sign up in the first four weeks and maintain their subscription will get 50 percent off the monthly plan for life (that works out to $36 per year for the foreseeable future). The service will deliver live, on-demand and interactive news-dri

Dell Microsoft Pluton•
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft ) Dell, one of the top three PC makers, will not be using Microsoft’s Pluton chip in “most” commercial PCs, The Register reported on Wednesday. A Dell representative told the publication that the security processor “does not align with Dell's approach to hardware security and our most secure commercial PC requirements." Microsoft first announced the Pluton security proc

Google CTO Android•
Tablet devices could be set for a major comeback, with the handheld devices better suited for work and productivity tasks, Google has claimed. In the latest episode of The Android Show , the company's CTO of tablets Rich Miner laid out his vision of a "tablet-first" future. Miner, who was one of the co-founders of Android, says that when twinned with the latest versions of the software, tablet de

It’s a bumper weekend for streaming services of all shapes and sizes. From animated adventures to soaring sports documentaries, subscribers to the likes of Netflix , Prime Video and HBO Max have plenty to chew on over the next few days. Leading the line are Disney’s Turning Red and Netflix’s The Adam Project, though both movies are joined by several serialized stories that can be enjoyed in more

From our stacks: Illustration for “A Peep into the Fifteenth Century,” from American Nights’ Entertainments . New York: R. Worthington, n.d. (18??)

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week saw Equity back on the live-taping game, with Mary Ann , Natasha and Alex gathering with Grace and the TechCrunch video team (shoutout Julio and Yashad!) to chat through the week’s news. Naturally we had to cut like all hell, but we had a simply terri

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Gizmodo / 4h
As fun as operating heavy machinery looks , complex machines like excavators require a trained and skilled operator to get a job done quickly and safely. But as the pool of trained operators continues to retire and diminish, the future of construction might be machinery upgraded with robotic smarts so they’re as easy… Read more...

Honor X8 Snapdragon•
Honor’s X-series has consistently introduced the latest innovations to smartphone users at an affordable price point. The brand-new Honor X8 aims to continue this legacy, delivering an immersive, reliable and trustworthy experience. RAM Turbo (Image credit: Future) With our constant reliance on smartphones for work and play, heavy multitasking can often lead to ‘background process killing’. This

Dying Light PS5 Xbox•
Dying Light 2 ’s latest update has added a performance mode to the Xbox Series S version of the game, which doubles the game's frame rate. At launch, developer Techland’s long-awaited zombie parkour sequel was locked to an arbitrary 30fps on Xbox Series S , whereas Xbox Series X owners had the choice between Quality mode ( 4K resolution at 30fps) or Performance mode (1080p resolution at 60fps). T

Stripe Crypto NFT FTX•
Payments company Stripe, the world's most valuable private startup, is shifting into crypto, a move that has been welcomed by evangelists in the space as a sign of legitimacy for so-called Web 3.0. On its website, Stripe details the huge range of crypto-focused services on offer now, including fiat payments APIs, Know Your Customer (KYC) tools, fraud prevention, on-ramps, and identify verificatio

Whether you’re more of a houseplant person or an outdoor gardener, you probably know how quickly the costs of pots, soil, fertilizer, and tools can add up. And that’s without the plants themselves. Fortunately, there are (legal) ways of getting plants without having to shell out a lot of money. Here are a few to… Read more...

Gizmodo / 4h
Chris Pratt shares from behind the scenes of Jurassic World: Dominion . Picard teases the return of an old foe. The Boys begins to prepare for its return. Plus, a new trailer for the next Gundam movie , and another look at A24's next horror film, Ti West’s X . Spoilers go! Read more...

LATAM Airlines has undergone many changes in the last several years. After filing for bankruptcy , exiting Oneworld and partnering with Delta Air Lines instead, the South American carrier is looking to bounce back after a period of dramatic change. As a Delta frequent flyer, I was not only excited to try out a new (to me, at least) partner carrier, but also to visit a continent that had been most

500+The Points Guy / 4h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information. In November, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card made a splash by introducing one of the most exciting travel rewards credit cards to come around in years, representing Capital One’s first foray into the premium card space . While it launched with an incredible sign-up bonus, you have just a few days left to get it.

EU UK Google Facebook Meta•
Enlarge / KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/08/20: Social media apps with European Union flag are seen in this photo illustration. The European Commission is planning issue a regulation that allows to fine social media platforms and websites if they don't delete extremist post within one hour. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Regulators in Europe and the UK have opened an anti

29Lifehacker / 4h
Oliver Stone’s Wall Street gave us the iconic, and chronically misused, aphorism “greed is good,” but the movies generally love to show us the opposite. History is positively lousy with movies in which avaricious characters get what’s coming to them—whose greed is punished, in one way or another. Real life tends to be… Read more...

European Pegasus EU•
20TechCrunch / 4h
The European Parliament voted on Thursday to create a new “committee of inquiry” to investigate allegations that European member states acquired and used the powerful Pegasus mobile spyware. Lawmakers voted largely in favor to create the committee, which will investigate the use of Pegasus and other surveillance spyware across the 27 member states of the European Union. A committee of inquiry all

Raven Gao didn’t set up virtual social platform MEW to ride the metaverse wave. He began working on MEW in mid-2019 with a Tencent veteran because he wanted to build a virtual safe haven for socially awkward introverts like himself. MEW’s interface can be perplexing for many people at first glance. The lingo and aesthetics of the app have a clear appeal to fans of the anime, comic and gaming (ACG

22TechCrunch / 4h
Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who owns the highly successful Chelsea Premier League football club, this week saw his club assets seized as part of the U.K. government’s enforcement of Russian sanctions on him and others because of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. So far, however, his ties to technology are not being touched. Truphone — which has disclosed raising over $200 millio

200+Futurism / 4h
Let’s Be Cops Turns out cops in the metaverse can be just as corrupt — and not to mention creepy — as real world ones. At least that’s the case with a group of users on the metaverse platform VRChat who have created a police force to question, arrest, and occasionally frame other users for crimes. Oh, and they do it while using avatars of underaged female anime characters. Yikes, right? The Loli

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Spark Cash Plus The Capital One Spark Cash Plus is a phenomenal card for any business that spends a lot, regardless of whether you’re trying to earn cash back or travel rewards. The card is still fairly new, as it was only launched in August 2021, and it replaces the previous Capital One Spark Cash, which is no longer open to new applicants. Capital One Spark C

Seagate has launched new versions of a trio of FireCuda drives which are made to look like Beskar ingots, which fans of The Mandalorian will know is the metal that the eponymous hero’s armor is forged from. These special edition drives come in three different flavors: a portable hard drive (pictured above), plus a SATA SSD and an M.2 SSD (see below). The external hard drive is a 2TB model, and th

Each week seems to bring with an awful lot of new trailers. With Netflix, HBO Max , Hulu , Prime Video and Disney Plus pumping out so much stuff alongside the traditional theatrical releases, there's too much to keep up with and it's easy to miss something you'd love to see. To help you out, we've compiled the best and biggest trailers that have dropped this week and brought them all together. Th

Zoe app co-founder says it could have been the tool to protect the UK from the next pandemic.

The Portuguese version of Elden Ring is missing key text found in the English-language version of the game, undermining much of its world-building and lore, as well as a Frozen easter egg. The missing text was highlighted in a comprehensive Reddit thread that compared the two versions, demonstrating the game's Portuguese spell and armor descriptions omit much of the information found in their Eng

Alpine Green iPhone 13•
Apple's iPhone has been green before, but the richness of the Apple iPhone 13 Green and iPhone 13 Pro Alpine Green is something else. This is the inkiest, deepest green Apple's produced to date. Apple unveiled the two new finishes on March 8, during an hour-long product launch event that focused primarily on Apple Silicon and its use in an M1 Ultra and a new Mac Studio . More color choice is alwa

Microsoft has rolled out a fresh version of and the corresponding Windows application, with a revamped user interface that’s supposed to maximize productivity . As explained in a Microsoft blog post , the changes will take effect for business and education customers first, with similar updates for personal accounts to follow “in the coming months”. The company suggests that business cu

Engadget / 5h
Last Thursday to celebrate the closing of a new $400 million round, the venture capital firm M13 held an invite-only schmoozing opportunity in the former offices of, opening with a introductory chat on "the future of crypto, the decentralized web, and creators." Curiously, one of the guests was Cameo's Steven Galanis who, according to audio provided to Engadget by an attendee, took the

Alpine Green iPhone 13•
Engadget / 5h
It's Apple pre-order day , and not just for the M1-powered iPad Air or the latest iPhone SE. At its "Peek Performance" event this week, Apple unveiled new green versions of the iPhone 13 series, bringing the total number of colors for the non-Pro models to six. The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are now available in five shades, and you can now pre-order this new "Alpine Green" version on Apple's webs

Meta Facebook Russian•
Instagram owner Meta has allowed users in some countries to call for violence against Russia's army.

This week, I’m answering important questions, like “which is cooler, Star Wars or Star Trek,” “What the hell is Elden Ring ,” and “Can you just, like, move into your cubicle?” But most importantly: “Are there more doors or wheels?” Read more...

Joco, the docked electric bike service that launched in New York City last April to rival Citi Bike, is pivoting its business away from consumer rides and toward last-mile delivery, the company told TechCrunch. The move comes after Joco was sued by the city for operating a bike share without prior authorization from the NYC Department of Transportation. While the lawsuit is still active, Joco dec

Wired / 5h
The Foundations of Humane Technology is an eight-hour class for Silicon Valley’s disillusioned workers.

Wired / 5h
Plus: The audio app’s explosive growth, a sequel to After Life, and spiders from the skies.

Disney Florida DSG•
34Wired / 5h
The Mouse House seems to have had several changes of heart.

Wearable technology is becoming common these days, but the next step is to move technology from being on our bodies to being inside us. The question is, how do you get power to a device that lives under your skin? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Packing for a cruise can be complicated, especially for first-timers who aren’t 100% sure what to expect. The task is made even more stressful because you can’t run to the nearest shopping mall to pick up something you forgot when you’re sailing in the middle of the ocean. What you need is a cruise packing list that accounts for cruise line dress codes for daywear and evening wear, the various ac

Engadget / 5h
Now's a good moment to get a cellular Galaxy Watch 4 . Woot is offering the 44m LTE version in green at an all-time low price of $225 . That's better than we saw in February, and a whopping $105 below the official sticker. It's substantially less expensive than its non-cellular counterpart, in fact. Just remember that Woot's return policy isn't the same as its parent Amazon, and that inventory mi

Byju’s Byju Raveendran•
21TechCrunch / 5h
Byju Raveendran, the co-founder and chief executive of eponymous Indian edtech giant Byju’s, has invested $400 million into the startup, the two said on Friday. His backing is part of a larger $800 million round Byju’s has secured, the Bengaluru-headquartered startup said. Sumeru Ventures, Vitruvian Partners and BlackRock also invested in the round, a name of which the startup did not disclose. T

35Wired / 5h
Deniers of the school shooting gathered in a private Facebook group. Their posts lend a window into how and why cruel rumors take off.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic , renting a car has been difficult, to say the least. For more news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter . Early in the pandemic, many rental car companies were hit hard by the sudden drop in travel demand. This caused companies like Hertz to file for bankruptcy , and others to fire-sell their fleets. Once travel star

Engadget / 5h
This week, Cherlynn and Devindra dive into all of the news from Apple’s first 2022 event. What’s so great about the revamped iPhone SE? Is the new iPad Air better than the iPad Mini? And who really needs the Mac Studio anyway? Also, we chat about Android 12L and other Google news, the recently announced Magic Leap 2 and our fond memories of illicit filesharing services. Engadget · Apple goes Supe

21Wired / 5h
Allegations of biological warfare are alarming. They also have a way of appearing in moments of crisis.

With COVID numbers falling and travel restrictions lifting, many people who’ve been road-tripping closer to home for the past two years are ready to take to the skies again. But do we still remember how? Read more...

Mashable / 6h
Missing your alarm for something important is one of those things that even the most organised of us can relate to. It's that missed-a-step, heart-in-throat feeling, followed by the kind of run-around chaos that inevitably leads to profuse apologies and outfit choices like Lorelai Gilmore's when she first took Rory to Chilton. It's the kind of thing you wouldn't want to do, say, if you were about

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Denzel Washington may have appeared on Desus & Mero primarily to promote his new movie The Tragedy of Macbeth , but that didn't stop him from spending a large chunk of his time taking a gleeful trip down memory lane. In the clip above the acting legend chats with the Bodega Boys about what it was like growing up in Mount Vernon and the Bronx, starting out as an actor, the changing price of a slic

Apple iPhone iPad Air•
After being announced at the Apple March event , the new iPhone SE 3 and iPad Air 5 are now available to pre-order, so if you're excited about the new Apple devices you can put your money down to make sure you're first in line to get your hands on them. We've got guides to iPhone SE pre-orders and iPad Air pre-orders that you can check out to help you find the best deals on the new phone and slat

Two Years Covid Pandemic•
Today, March 11, 2022, marks two years since covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We’ve had lockdowns, vaccines, and arguments about how to move forward and live with this virus. We’ve watched the pandemic through numbers and data and memorials to the many lives lost, officially now over six million. It is likely this figure is a vast undercount. A study published in

Edmondo De Amicis (21 October 1846 – 11 March 1908) Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. His best-known book is Cuore , a children’s novel translated into English as Heart . (Wikipedia) From our stacks: Cover detail from Cuore (Heart); an Italian Schoolboy’s Journal. A Book for Boys. By Edmondo De Amicis. Translated from the Thirty-ninth Italian Edition by Isabel F. Hapgood.

Unlike most holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is less about the food, and more about the beverages. On top of that, what are largely considered the traditional dish and drink of the day—corned beef and cabbage, and green beer, respectively—are American inventions. Read more...

The AAdvantage program has been without a Vice President for several months. Rick Elieson, who took over from Bridget Blaise-Shamai in the huge American Airlines pandemic leadership shuffle, announced his departure has fall. They’ve named a new Vice President in Julie Rath. Julie has been Vice President of Customer Experience and Reservations and becomes Vice President of Customer Experience, Loy

Aument is carving out a niche in marketing automation for e-commerce stores, raising $1.5 million in pre-seed funding just four months after being founded. CEO Emilio Di Marco met his co-founders, Alan Helouani, Sacha Landesmann and Mario Leon Rojas, in Latin America while leading marketing efforts for WeWork. Their experience in working on customer acquisition and retention was the ultimate driv

Gizmodo / 6h
As dominant as Gmail is when it comes to email services and clients, it’s by no means perfect—and there are plenty of third-party apps and add-ons that build on the foundations of Gmail to give you an enhanced experience. Read more...

One of Windows’ neatest features is PowerToys, Microsoft’s open-source add-on that lets you tweak your Windows desktop to your heart’s content. Being a Linux user, though, doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kubernetes is a distributed system that’s designed to scale replicas of your services across multiple physical environments. In many cases this works well out-of-the-box. The Kubernetes scheduler automatically places your Pods (container instances) onto Nodes (worker machines) that have enough resources to support them. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Wired / 6h
This week, we recap the company's hardware announcement and ask where all the humanity went.

Wheat Russia Ukraine•
49Wired / 6h
Millions of tons of grain may not make it out of the country this year. The shortfall could spread hunger and civil unrest worldwide.

UK FCA ATM Bitcoin•
Engadget / 6h
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned operators of cryptocurrency ATMs in the UK to shut down their machines or else face enforcement action. In its announcement, the financial watchdog said that it hasn't granted any of the crypto firms registered with it the permission to operate ATM services. That means all crypto ATMs in the UK are illegal. "Crypto ATMs offering cryptoasset exchang

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8•
Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S8 series features a trio of great Android tablets that are now available to purchase across retailers in the UAE. The Galaxy Tab S8 lineup consists of the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and the massive Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The tablets may vary in size, starting at 11-inch with the Galaxy Tab S8 and going all the way to a huge 14.6-inch display with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5•
A recent leak has hinted that the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 could have a temperature sensor . The report from ETNews suggests that the Korean company could also integrate the tech into the next Samsung Galaxy Buds , which makes a lot of sense, as the interior of your ear has more consistent blood flow than your wrist. The Galaxy Watch 5 certainly wouldn't be the first wearable with a bui

Megan Dua Lipa SP MTS•
Mashable / 6h
It's a musical collaboration of our wildest dreams: Dua Lipa and Megan Thee Stallion. And the music video for "Sweetest Pie" is exactly the magical dreamscape you'd expect of these two powerhouses. Directed by Dave Meyers and conceptualised by Megan Thee Stallion, the video sees Megan and Dua in various trippy fantasy scenes, fighting off scores of male suitors with murderous intent. There's Salv

PC gaming is a lot of fun, not just because of the vast variety of games on offer, but because if you take things one step further, you can build the gaming PC of your dreams - right from scratch. There's a subtle satisfaction that comes from being able to choose all the various components and features you're looking for, and watching them all come together to form your perfect gaming PC. When bu

Nvidia's RTX 3090 Ti was announced back at CES 2022 , though things have been suspicious quiet ever since. Luckily, leaked images of the card are appearing online, giving us hope that we can soon actually go out and buy one. Specifically, an image of an alleged Galax RTX 3090 Ti graphics card has been shared by an established leaker on Twitter, @wxnod , which only shows the 12+4-pin (12VHPWR) PCI

EU UK Google Meta J. Blue•
21TechCrunch / 6h
The European Commission and the U.K. have announced parallel formal antitrust investigations into Google and Facebook in relation to their online display ad businesses. The twin probes, announced today by the EU’s competition division and the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), are focused on allegations of collusion between Google and Facebook (aka Meta) via a September 2018 internal

47Lifehacker / 6h
With more workers getting the green light to continue working remotely, those paying high rent prices in larger cities may be considering moving to a place with a lower cost of living. Unfortunately for them, a lot of other people have had the same idea, sending housing costs through the roof. Read more...

Spring is finally here, and after months of cold and darkness, what better time to have a full refresh and clean to set yourself up for the rest of the year. Alongside clearing out your wardrobe or cupboards though, it's also a good time to consider security spring cleaning too. New security threats are emerging all the time, so it's always a good idea to ensure all your smart devices are equippe

Enlarge / Only five Ariane 5 rockets remain before Europe will transition to the Ariane 6 vehicle. (credit: ArianeGroup ) Welcome to Edition 4.35 of the Rocket Report! No report next week. We're now one week away from the momentous rollout of the Space Launch System rocket to the launch pad for the first time. I will be taking spring break with my family next week, so there will be no newsletter,

Elden Ring Xbox One•
Xbox One users may want to think twice before buying Elden Ring on their aging console, as it’s by far the worst version of the game. Digital Foundry recently analyzed Elden Ring running on all four versions of last-gen hardware - Xbox One (or Xbox One S ), Xbox One X , PS4 , and PS4 Pro - and the verdict is that the base Xbox One is “the worst of the four” to play FromSoftware’s open world opus

Engadget / 7h
The Nintendo theme park experience is headed to the US . Universal Studios Hollywood announced Super Nintendo World — a ride and interactive area in the style of the Super Mario game series — will debut at the California theme park in 2023. Nintendo’s debut park in Osaka was delayed by nearly a year due to the pandemic, opening to limited numbers in March 2021. For the US spin, fans can expect an

Reynolds The Adam Project•
Mashable / 7h
Ryan Reynolds broke the rules. In the first act of Netflix's The Adam Project , Reynolds as the titular Adam explains to his younger self that he traveled back in time to find his wife. The younger Adam (Walker Scobell) is shocked that he would risk his life, not to mention the space-time continuum, all for a girl. "You might feel different when you meet her," Reynolds all but deadpans. It's arro

Microsoft has announced a new payment option for its Power Apps and related Power Platform services such as PowerToys . The move means that along with its current user-based model, in which businesses rent out the services for each individual user, Microsoft is offering a pay-as-you-go plan, in which customers only pay for the time the app is actually running. As Power Apps are heavily linked to

GoPro could be building a modular, gimbal-stabilized camera system to take on the DJI Pocket 2 and DJI FPV , according to some fascinating new patents. The patents , which were published on March 10, contain some detailed drawings and descriptions of a system that includes a GoPro Session-style camera module, a mechanically stabilized gimbal, and a connector that allows both to slot into a handhe

100+Wired / 7h
The studio's early works were lauded for their “universal” storytelling. Its new approach champions personal stories—and audiences are the richer for it.

Wired / 7h
Choosing an app to help you reach your goals can be tricky. Here’s how to find one that gets results.

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Over a century ago, two dozen men were stranded in Antarctica. Here’s how a robot dove 10,000 feet to glimpse their shipwreck for the first time.

25Wired / 7h
The popular ecommerce site is riddled with half-used packets of diet pills and harmful health supplements, highlighting the need for tougher regulation.

Bitcoin UK ATM Regulator•
200+Gizmodo / 7h
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ATMs that allow people to buy and sell crypto are illegal in the UK, according to a letter made public on Friday by Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority. That means anyone currently operating a Bitcoin ATM is doing so illegally and will have to stop, according to the government … Read more...

Every year we see new articles grumbling about green chat bubbles in Messages for iPhone. Many treat the bubbles as a way to label Android owners as outcasts, but the truth is much more mundane. We’ll clear things up by taking a brief look at the history behind the green labeling for SMS text messages. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Over a century after its icy demise in 1915, Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's lost ship Endurance has been found . A team of researchers and marine archaeologists located the vessel at the bottom of the Weddell Sea, 107 years after Shackleton gave the order to abandon it. The successful scientific expedition explored the depths of the Weddell, dubbed "one of the coldest, harshest and most r

Astrolab Moon FLEX•
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California-based aerospace startup Venturi Astrolab has debuted its new lunar rover, designed to hold and transport people and cargo ( modular payloads to support operations, exploration, site surveying, and more). The Flexible Logistics and Exploration (FLEX) rover is intended for use on the moon and, later, Mars. A full-scale prototype of FLEX has been trialled in the Death Valley, with former

Apple Studio Display•
When Apple revealed its new 27-inch Studio Display at its March Event , it talked up many of its advanced features such as Center Stage and Spatial Audio, but has since revealed that many of these features will only work if you connect the monitor to a compatible Mac or MacBook . Center Stage is a feature that cleverly focuses the built-in 12MP webcam on you, adjusting the zoom and pan of the cam

Russia TLS Sanctions•
Russia has formed a domestic trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) to help Russian sites renew their TLS certificates and continue providing services to their visitors. Before its invasion of Ukraine, websites based in Russia would pay international CAs for the renewal of their TLS certificates. However, since the invasion also resulted in heavy sanctions, signing authorities in these Western co

EU UK Google Meta Ads•
Engadget / 7h
The European Commission and UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have launched an antitrust investigation into the advertising deal between Google and Meta (formerly Facebook) codenamed " Jedi Blue ." In particular, the organizations are looking into whether the tech giants colluded to hinder competition "in markets for online display advertising." The US Justice Department, backed by sev

Twitter Makes Latest•
It appears Twitter has just flicked a switch to let you slide between two feeds on iOS , where you can decide between a feed of top tweets or chronological tweets. However, this feature has been available for a while, thanks to the star icon on the top-right corner of your screen. You could switch between the feeds through here, and one feed would display on the app instead. But there's now an ad

A standardized way to package code as reusable modules was missing from ECMAScript for most of its history. In the absence of an integrated solution, the CommonJS (CJS) approach became the de facto standard for Node.js development. This uses require and module.exports to consume and provide pieces of code: Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

AMD could be about to launch 10 new Ryzen processors throughout the course of April, according to a new rumor. This comes from Wccftech , whose sources claim that a host of CPUs will debut, mostly from the current Ryzen 5000 range, but also backed up with a few models from the 4000 (Zen 2) series (bear all the usual caveats about being skeptical around speculation in mind). Okay, so let’s dive in

Phishing Attack Hijacks•
A new email phishing campaign has been spotted looking to compromise additional endpoints for the Qakbot botnet. Qakbot has been around for almost 15 years, haivng reinvented itself on multiple occasions throughout its life, and is now hijacking people’s email threads to distribute the payload to more devices. Cybersecurity researchers from Sophos discovered once Qakbot infects a device, it deliv

I'll admit it: I'm not great with tablet styli. I like to use them (unlike on phones, where I don't see the point), but I've got a terrible habit of losing them. I've lost S Pens, Apple Pencils and more in my day. Sometimes this is sheer carelessness - I'll put them on a table and absent-mindedly walk away. Other times it's less my fault - I'll put the slate in my bag, and the stylus will get kno

Mashable / 8h
You don't need to know about pop art to know the work of Andy Warhol. The Pittsburgh-born artist, who rose to fame with his silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans , was so influential that his unique and multifaceted brand has gone on to influence countless painters, filmmakers, musicians, and social media stars. 35 years after his death, his fingerprints can be found smudged across our contem

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They're not after you. And they don't "parachute" from the sky. The internet is awash in news about the spread of the invasive Joro spider, a big, striking arachnid that almost certainly hitched a ride to the U.S. aboard a shipping container, as many invasive species do. Since 2013, the palm-sized animals have colonized northern Georgia, and new, important research published in the science journa

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How do you strike the delicate balance between trash talk that's far too tame, and trash talk that's far too aggressive? That's the quandary at heart of the silly Late Late Show sketch above, which sees Jennifer Garner and Greg Kinnear teaming up to teach James Corden how to fire an appropriate zinger from the sidelines of a basketball game. Needless to say, he doesn't quite manage to strike the

Rosalía Harry Styles•
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Singer Rosalía's voice has been described as "liquid velvet" , has resulted in eight Latin Grammy Awards, and has been complimented by the one and only Harry Styles. Except that Styles was texting the wrong number — which created a pretty chaotic exchange. The Spanish superstar told the story on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , beginning with her taking her phone out of her boot (a pretty

Russian Mariupol Ukraine•
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Russian state media and the Russian embassies around the world have spent the past day on Twitter and Instagram harassing a pregnant Ukrainian woman who appeared in photos published around the world after she was injured in an attack by the Russian military on Wednesday. The woman was in a maternity ward when it was… Read more...

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Sony is cosying up with Apple once again to give you more to watch when you yourself are cosying up in front of your PlayStation. If you’re a PS4 owner, Apple is offering up a free, three month trial to its Apple TV Plus streaming service. All you need to get started is an Apple ID and PlayStation Network account, then simply download the app from the console’s TV and Video section. Follow the on

Warzone Mobile CoDW•
Call of Duty’s online battle royale Warzone is coming to mobile phones, publisher Activision has announced. The game is described as “an all-new, AAA mobile experience that will bring the thrilling, fluid and large-scale action of Call of Duty: Warzone to players on the go.” Activision says the mobile port of the multiplayer shooter will be a “large-scale, battle royale experience” that is “being

Dune Butler Feyd-Rautha•
We Can't Help Falling in Love with the latest casting news around Dune Part 2. As first reported by Deadline , Elvis star Austin Butler is in talks to portray the main villain, Feyd-Rautha, in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sequel – a role famously played by Sting in David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation. The news follows Florence Pugh’s recent attachment to Dune Part 2 ; the Black Widow star is report

Installing a security camera system in your home used to be a serious undertaking. Wired CCTV cameras often required professional installation, with their cables routed into the home then plugged into a central control and video storage system. Their feeds were often only viewable on a television set or dedicated display, and being CCTV – closed-circuit television – it wasn’t possible to view the

Microsoft ES Xbox Series•
Microsoft has announced that Energy Saver mode on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will now be able to download system and game updates – a feature that was previously reserved for the more power-hungry Standby mode. Microsoft outlined the change in a blog post on Xbox Wire , which shared the company’s plans on Xbox’s sustainability efforts. Microsoft is aiming to be carbon negative, water positiv

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Wheels. Or. Doors . Which are there more of in the world? It's a debate that's been raging on the internet , dividing households, offices, and friendships alike, so it was only really a matter of time before The Late Late Show staff (who always enjoy an argument ) got their hands on it. So does the discussion finally get put to rest? Not really, but executive producer Ben Winston's cameo — which

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When the first season of Upload premiered on Amazon Prime in 2020, creator Greg Daniels and some of his cast members told Mashable he had an uncanny gift for accidental prediction . Elements of the show, set in a 2033 where humans' digital selves can be uploaded to a virtual reality afterlife, kept popping up in real life during filming — like a joke about hospitals having "vape lung" units that

A new poster for The Boys season 3 is teasing that another major storyline from the comics will appear in the satirical superhero show. Released on various Prime Video social media channels on Thursday, March 10, the one sheet shows Karl Urban's Billy Butcher staring directly into the camera (and our souls by proxy). Ominously, though, Billy's eyes are glowing yellow – a sure fire sign that The B

Google New Android•
If you’re an Android user, then you’ve probably experienced an issue when communicating with iPhone owners using iMessage – namely that emoji reactions sent from iPhones would be translated into text and delivered as a separate message. No longer though, as Google’s March Android feature drop includes updates for the Messages app, one of which is the ability to view emoji reactions properly. Othe

Mother's Day is fast approaching (March 27, to be exact), which means it's time to start shopping for a gift your mum truly deserves. If you don't know where to begin, John Lewis should be your go-to shopping destination, especially if your mum is a fan of tech and gadgets. Even if she's not big into her gadgets, a go-to tech device such as a new laptop can help make life more convenient and ente

(Image credit: FP Creative / Shutterstock) Today's Wordle answer is proving... tough, to say the least. Obvious spoiler warning - we're going to be discussing today's solution in depth here. If you haven't found out today's secret word, then head over to today's Wordle hints and answer page first, then come back to this live blog as we discuss whether this is the hardest answer of all time, some

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Good news, bargain shoppers. You can upgrade your Apple arsenal without breaking the bank, as long as you know where to find the right deals. Lucky for you, we already did the grunt work. Here’s 10 Apple devices and accessories to upgrade your setup for a steal. You can save up to 60% on chargers, iPads, AirPods , MacBooks , and more. Apple AirPods Pro (1st Generation) The OG AirPods Pro are know

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TL;DR: Valued at $1,600, The 2022 Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment Bundle is on sale as of March 11 for $24.99, which is a whopping 98% off. Going into 2022, the real estate industry expected home price growth to decelerate significantly. But alas, just a few months into the new year, that proves to be the opposite case. While that’s truly unfortunate news for homebuyers, it does present an

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TL;DR: The 2022 Unity Game Developer Training Bundle , worth $1,600, is on sale as of March 11 for $25, which makes it 98% off. Video game ideas are a dime a dozen. It takes real know-how to become one of the people who actually turn those ideas into playable programs. If you have an idea and don’t want to miss out on your chance to implement it, do yourself a favor and sign up for this Unity Gam

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TL;DR: As of March 11, the WAKE UP WINE™ Pro S: Electronic Decanter is on sale for $169.99, which is down 43% from its regular price of $299. Whether you consider yourself a sommelier or you don’t know your cabernets from your merlots, a decanter can make your wine experience more enjoyable. Decanting, for the uninitiated, is separating the wine from built-up sediment, all the while aerating. It’

Caddy is a popular modern web server engineered for high performance and memory safety. It’s written in Go, runs with no dependencies, features built-in support for static site rendering with Markdown, and offers automatic HTTPS. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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Users in Russia won't be able to buy apps and games or pay for subscriptions and in-app purchases at the moment. Google has suspended the Play store billing system as of March 10th due to "payment system disruption," most likely caused by sanctions imposed against the country's banks. The tech giant has announced the suspension in a support page , where it also said that Russian users can still d

The company has opposed singer-songwriters, school districts and food blogs for trying to trademark names or logos featuring an apple — or a pear or pineapple.

Nile Kenneth Branagh•
Death On The Nile only came into theaters in the second week of February, but details of its streaming release have already been unveiled. The starry drama, which saw Kenneth Branagh reprise his role as Agatha Christie's famed detective Hercule Poirot, had a Covid-19 affected release plan, with its original theatrical date of December in 2019 being pushed back again and again until it finally wou

Online shopping and ecommerce have become more important over the last two years. According to the Office for National Statistics , Internet sales accounted for 27.1% of all retail activity in the UK at the start of 2022. During the first four months of the pandemic, more than 85,000 companies implemented new online stores or joined ecommerce platforms in the UK, based on research by Growth Intel

Elite Dangerous Odyssey•
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Frontier Developments has cancelled further development of Elite Dangerous on Xbox and PlayStation and will no longer release a console version of its Odyssey expansion . "We have been wrestling with the best way to move forward, and it is with a heavy heart we have decided to cancel all console development," said Frontier chief David Braben. The $40 Odyssey expansion finally gave players the opp

Steam Deck Windows•
If you've been waiting for Windows to make its way to the Steam Deck , then we have some good news: Valve just released a bunch of new drivers that will allow you to load a fresh install of Windows 10 onto its new handheld console – though Windows 11 support might take a bit more time. The news popped up in a Steam blog post on Thursday and even though it was unexpected, the news is definitely we

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1Password Bugcrowd Bounty•
1Password has announced that it has increased its top bug bounty reward for finding potential security flaws in its password manager to $1 million. Not only is the highest bounty in the history of Bugcrowd , but it's also one of the largest rewards in the industry. 1Password CEO Jef