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NASA Artemis SLS Moon•
2KArs Technica / 13h
For the first time, a fully stacked Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft rolled out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] On Friday morning, NASA's titanic Space Launch System reached the launch pad. The rocket is not yet ready to fly, and it may not lift off the planet for several more months. But as the fully assemble

3KGizmodo / 8h
Very little is known about what might happen in The Mandalorian season three , but a certain Dr. Emmett Brown might be able to travel to the future and tell us. Christopher Lloyd, best known for playing Brown in the Back to the Future films, has reportedly been cast in the upcoming season of the hit Disney+ Star Wars show Read more...

2KEngadget / 10h
LG is joining other tech heavyweights in halting Russian sales following that country's invasion of Ukraine. The company said in a statement it was "suspending" all product shipments to Russia. The firm didn't say how long this would last, but noted it would keep a "close watch" on the situation. LG is "deeply concerned" about everyone's welfare and "committed" to humanitarian relief, according t

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to a NatureID Plant Identification Premium Plan is on sale for £15.17, saving you 66% on list price. Just because you have a passion for taking care of plants doesn’t mean you’re very good at keeping said plants alive and well. Luckily, like just about everything else, there’s an app for that: NatureID . And it’s on sale for 66% off. NatureID is an AI-based digital

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It's not new news that fitness trackers these days are designed to get wet. Beyond just getting splashed while you wash your hands, these fitness-focused smartwatches can handle sweaty workouts, inclement weather, and in most cases, even swimming. If your workout routine involves hanging out in the deep end of the pool, you'll need a waterproof fitness tracker. While most trackers on the market c

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SAVE 85%: ZenMate VPN can reliably unlock extra content on American Netflix. A three-year subscription to ZenMate VPN is on sale for £51.84 — 85% off list price for a limited time. ZenMate VPN is not the best VPN for Netflix , but it might be the best service for unlocking American Netflix. The likes of ExpressVPN can access more Netflix libraries from around the world, but if you're only interes

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Kids have the kind of energy adults could only dream of having. Most spend their days being active just because. You might not think that a kid needs to track that activity (or the motivation to move around at all), but in a relatively sedentary society, making movement a priority from a young age is still vital. Fortunately, there are several fitness trackers for kids that are made specifically

Early this month, I pulled the trigger and bought what was arguably the cheapest 4G smartphone available anywhere. At £49.99 including tax and delivery (that’s about $65, A$90), the Mara X1 was on sale from Amazon UK (but appears to be out of stock at the time of writing). There are other cheaper smartphones on the market (via Aliexpress) but the X1 is the only new handset that combines 3GB of RA

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K-pop boy group Stray Kids finally made their U.S. late night talk show debut on Friday, performing their brand new single " Maniac " on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . It may not be a full interview, but I will take it. Debuting in 2018, Stray Kids quickly built a reputation for their gritty, youthful, and experimental sound — as well as for producing their own music . Already gaining notab

We’re knee-deep in the era of useless smart devices. But two of the most ridiculous-sounding “smart” products, smart kitchen faucets and smart showers, are growing into a serious industry. And to be honest, smart kitchen faucets are awesome. We just can’t say the same for smart showers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Internal documents, officer health records, and personnel files belonging to India’s Central Industrial Security Force were spilling online because of a data security lapse. A security researcher in India, who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation from the Indian government, found a database packed with network logs generated by a security appliance connected to CISF’s network. But the da

One of the prime sources for fake news on Twitter comes straight from the Kremlin's network of Twitter accounts.

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest in toy news on the web. This week, Godzilla brings a flowery friend to Super7's Ultimates line, Mattel takes on Jurassic Park ’s most horrifying scene, and more dinobots roll out into Hasbro’s Transformers line. Check it out! Read more...

Amazon Staten Island•
25Engadget / 6h
A second Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, New York will vote on whether to form a union, reported CNBC. The outcome of the vote, scheduled to begin on April 25th and last until May 2nd, will decide whether employees at the LDJ5 facility join the Amazon Labor Union , an independent, worker-led movement formed last year in Staten Island. Roughly a mile away, another Staten Island Amazon warehouse

23Gizmodo / 6h
As my wallet was revving up to 88 dollars per minute to purchase the upcoming Back to the Future Lego set , I had a thought. This is Lego’s section version of the Back to the Future DeLorean. It’s also released two versions of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 . How many other pop culture vehicles could you build, if you had the… Read more...

Google Black Lawsuit•
The lawsuit echoes many of the complaints Black employees have expressed over the years about working at the company.

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In case you haven’t heard, fantasy author Brandon Sanderson is running a Kickstarter campaign titled “Surprise! Four Secret Novels by Brandon Sanderson.” It is the most successful Kickstarter of all time, with $30 million in pledges and more money rolling in every day. Read more...

The attorney general for the District of Columbia said Amazon made merchants on its site sell at the lowest price they charged on the web, resulting in higher prices overall.

Google Africa Togo•
100+Engadget / 7h
The first branch of Google’s Equiano underwater internet cable — which will eventually run from Cape Town, South Africa to Lisbon, Portugal — has landed in Lomé, Togo, the company announced Friday. The massive fiber optic cable will be Google’s first to run from Africa to Europe, and is expected to bring internet connectivity to millions of people across both continents. This will be especially i

Gizmodo / 7h
The National Rifle Association, defender of gun-loving maniacs everywhere, has confirmed that it did, in fact, get hacked by cybercriminals last year. Read more...

The Brazilian Supreme Court has vowed to fight disinformation ahead of this year’s presidential elections. Banning the popular messaging app is its most drastic step yet.

TechCrunch Experts•
TechCrunch Experts continues to gather and share authoritative advice for founders who need help with growth marketing and software development. Here are a few related articles we’ve run in recent weeks: Growth marketing (TechCrunch+) Tap your community and the K factor to drive viral growth: To uncover some insights into driving viral growth, John Biggs interviewed: Mariusz Gąsiewski, CEE mobile

Delta’s having a really good SkyMiles sale for flights in and out of New York City airports. How good? Try 5,000 miles for a roundtrip in the U.S., for Main Cabin seats. It’s not just domestic flights that are on sale. You can book flights to a variety of European cities for as low as 34,000 SkyMiles roundtrip. The sale window is for flights between April 24 and May 18. The catch? The sale ends t

Elden Ring VM Wall 50•
SlashGear / 8h
Elden Ring and other FromSoftware games are known for their hidden secrets and illusory walls, but someone has discovered something very unexpected.

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23TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Friday, March 18, 2022! Another week is behind us, which means that it’s time to sit back and read the last tranche of startup and technology news. For those of you building, we just announced that Sequoia’s Jess Lee is coming t

In welcome news, things have seemingly gone according to plan when it comes to the lifting of nearly all remaining COVID-19-related restrictions in France earlier this week. Although the French “vaccine pass” is no longer required to do anything in France as of Monday, readers still have some questions about what is required to enter France at the moment. In This Post Vaccine proof is not require

FDA COVID-19 A. R. Test•
200+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / A woman takes a swab as part of a COVID-19 antigen rapid test. (credit: Getty | NurPhoto ) The Food and Drug Administration is alerting Americans to the potential dangers of at-home COVID-19 tests after receiving reports of people egregiously misusing them, resulting in injuries. In a safety communication released Friday , the FDA said it had received reports of injuries after people us

Mashable / 8h
Some films are so painfully predictable that you know exactly what will happen before you reach the second act. Windfall is not one of those films . Netflix's new "Hitchcockian thriller," directed by Charlie McDowell, tells the story of a robbery gone wrong. Severely, and at times even laughably, wrong. Jason Segel plays an unnamed man (cited in credits as "Nobody") who breaks into a tech billion

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Like all good pornos, A24's hotly anticipated new horror-comedy, X , knows exactly what you came for. Unloading bloody money shot after even bloodier money shot, this gore-fest with tits also finds thrilling new ways to subvert the classic '70s slasher formula it pays homage to. But as part of a larger trend of artsy indie horror movies that make you think , X is more boobs and guts than it is br

Heathrow British Airways•
TPG flew from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin Airport (DUB) on March 17 on what we’d hoped would be one of our first maskless flights since before the onset of the pandemic. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Earlier this week, Heathrow Airport, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic boldly declared that passengers

96Mashable / 8h
Russian President Vladimir Putin is officially a "loser." His failing, ongoing war in Ukraine, which has resulted in Russia being near-completely cut off from the international community, is solid proof enough. But has made the designation official, and you can see it for yourself. Type the domain in your web browser and visit the URL. You'll be redirected to Putin's Wikipedia page. The

Heineken Beer Metaverse•
74Futurism / 8h
Taste Less A tech and science reporter at the US Sun — an arm of British tabloid the Sun — was invited to a beer tasting with gold and lobster on the menu. The only issue is that all the delectable edibles were served in the metaverse during a Heineken event to showcase the brand’s first virtual beer. The reporter published a lackluster report about the experience yesterday and even said they’d n

Spot Boston Dynamics•
200+Futurism / 8h
Fire Spotting Move over, Clifford — there’s a new big dog in town, and this one’s semi-autonomous. The New York Times reports that the city’s fire department (FDNY) has become the first in the country to purchase Boston Dynamics’ $75,000 robot dog — though of course, it’s not the first public safety department to buy them — nor is it the first in the Big Apple. The FDNY told the Times that they p

Audrey Handem Contributor Audrey is a VC at Speedinvest , a pan-European early-stage fund. Adetola Olatunji Contributor Adetola Olatunji is a Columbia Business School MBA candidate, investor (formerly of New Profit and Kapor Capital), startup advisor and VC Fellow at BBG Ventures in NYC. Michelle Dhansinghani Contributor Michelle Dhansinghani is a Columbia Business School MBA candidate, founder o

DigiLocker, an app that enables individuals in India to digitize and store a copy of more than 560 different documents, including government-issued ID cards, says it has topped 100 million users. The app , conceived by India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT over six years ago, is New Delhi’s attempt to create a paperless governance ecosystem. Individuals need to physically possess scores of docum

Google Android 13 2•
Check out the right side of the taskbar—it's an app drawer! [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Android 13 Developer Preview 2 is out, and with it come a bunch of changes for the next version of Android. Preview 2 is still a very early look at Android 13, and most of the big feature reveals for these Android previews come during Google I/O. The good news is that Google just set a date for that event: May 11–12

GM SoftBank Cruise•
General Motors is expanding its ownership stake in self-driving car subsidiary Cruise. The automaker said late Friday that is is acquiring Softbank Vision Fund 1’s equity ownership in Cruise for $2.1 billion. GM is also making an additional $1.35 billion investment in Cruise, replacing a previous commitment made by the fund in 2018. The announcement comes about six weeks after Cruise launched a l

A trip to and from New York City’s airports may be about to get more expensive. New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is proposing a rate hike on taxi rides between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Manhattan. It’s also proposing adding a flat rate on trips from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to parts of Manhattan. If approved, the change would raise the flat fare on one-way cab t

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Star Trek: Discovery ’s fourth season ended this week , and it didn’t conclude with some wild cliffhanger or crazy reveal to set up the next season. Instead, it ended an hour of feel-good, fuzzy-logic theming on the power of love and unity with a message to the world , literally and metaphorically, that the work to be… Read more...

Many countries in Asia are ready to welcome tourists again, even with case numbers related to the omicron variant still showing concerning increases. Several nations have begun to pull back or remove their pandemic restrictions, including testing and quarantine requirements. On Thursday, Cambodia eliminated its mandate that overseas visitors must take COVID-19 tests before entering the country. I

Fridays are for spicy deals, like this one from New York City to Belize for less than $250, a price so low that it hasn’t been seen for nearly two years. You know what that means: Strike while the iron is hot. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Belize City, Belize. (Photo by Tetra Images/Getty Images) Deal basics Airline: American Airlines.

200+The Points Guy / 9h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotions. The travel industry was hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, but fortunately, the future of travel is starting to look brighter. While the recovery is ongoing, airlines and hotel groups are still scrambling to find new or increased income streams to secure cash fast. One of these ways is selling airline miles

Google Chrome Passwords•
The built-in password manager in Google Chrome is about to get even better as Google is preparing to add the ability to store notes alongside your passwords. Besides storing your existing passwords, Chrome’s password manager also includes a password generator to help you create strong, unique and complex passwords for each of your online accounts. While you can use a standalone password manager l

(credit: Deanna Barch ) One of the unfortunate realities of science is that small data sets often produce unreliable results, as any minor, random fluctuations can have a large impact. One solution to this issue has been building ever-larger data sets, where these fluctuations tend to be small compared to any actual effects. One of the notable sources of big data is the UK Biobank; brain scans fr

IHG is running a 20% discount on hotel night redemptions, initially for co-brand cardmembers but other members should become eligible too. And they're updating on when we'll see new points-earning and elite benefits, too. Continue reading ...

Gizmodo / 9h
Ignoring the rare newcomer, few laptops are more exciting to review than HP’s Spectre models. Not what you expected? MacBooks are beloved, XPSs are ultra-sleek, and Lenovo’s are almost annoyingly consistent, but none of these products are as visually stimulating as HP’s flagship portable laptops. Now the company has… Read more...

Switchblade Ukraine•
5KFuturism / 9h
Deadly Skies A group of expert Ukrainian drone pilots called the Aerorozvidka are reportedly helping slow down advancing Russian troops by striking when the invading forces sleep — a show of force that demonstrates the power of using drones in 21st century warfare. According to a new report in the UK outlet The Week , the group’s strategy has impressed Western military officials by using the rela

Do you wake up sometimes after the most bizarre dream and wonder if it has any meaning? And while we’re on the subject, have you ever wondered what stage of sleep you dream in? As professional sleep coach Beatrix Schmidt , author of The Sleep Deep Method , explains, “there are many misconceptions about sleep, dreams and their connections. “Our dreams are linked to our thoughts and emotions, both

SlashGear / 10h
As consumers in the United States continue buying large cars, research is identifying significant blind spots they need to be aware of.

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The latest update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the codebook used by mental health professionals, includes a new officially recognized condition: prolonged grief disorder. People with prolonged grief are considered to have intense feelings and preoccupied thoughts that distress them or… Read more...

COVID-19 Travel Cambodia•
300+The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This is a continually updated story. Coronavirus-related restrictions are falling right and left, and more and more countries are throwing open their doors again to visitors thanks to decreasing COVID-19 case numbers and increasing vaccination rates. In fact, many countries no longer require a COVID-19 test for entry, regardless of vaccination status, while some — including Belize,

Gizmodo / 10h
The Batman and his Rogues’ Gallery are staying booked and busy with the film’s massive box office success. But here’s a resumé addition you might not have anticipated: DC Comics has announced that the Riddler himself, Paul Dano, has signed on to write a limited series about Edward Nashton’s journey from discarded… Read more...

TechCrunch / 10h
“Where’s my flying car?” is a staple of Gen X humor, since it reaffirms the cynical viewpoint that technology frequently fails to deliver on its lofty promises. Until recently, electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles were largely consigned to our imaginations. I can name more movies that feature flying cars than I can eVTOL companies, but that’s changing. The industry went from being specu

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Navin Chaddha Contributor Navin Chaddha is managing partner at Mayfield , an inception and early-stage investor with more than 50 years of a people-first investing philosophy. More posts by this contributor What is happening to risk-taking in venture capital? Biology as technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries For founders, especially those starting companies for the first time, the gy

Xbox Cloud Deck Microsoft•
Enlarge / Web-based cloud-streaming is now live and awesome on Steam Deck, courtesy of... Microsoft? Sure. We'll take it. (credit: Aurich Lawson) The Steam Deck's viability as an all-in-one portable gaming machine just became stronger, as it now formally supports a one-click option to get any web-based cloud gaming service working—including Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming . While the Deck comes with

Xbox Cloud Deck Microsoft•
53Engadget / 10h
Your Steam Deck can now double as an Xbox Cloud Gaming handheld, provided you're willing to put in some work. The Verge reports Microsoft has brought Xbox Cloud Gaming support to the Steam Deck through a beta release of the Edge browser. You'll need to run some command line tasks on top of installing Edge (Microsoft recommends a mouse and keyboard during the install), but after that you can play

Humble Stand Ukraine•
30Mashable / 10h
Humble Bundle is releasing a new collection to help support relief efforts during the war in Ukraine. (Disclosure: Humble Bundle is owned by Mashable's publisher, Ziff Davis.) 100% of its proceeds from the gaming company's "Stand with Ukraine" bundle will go toward humanitarian aid for those affected by the Russian invasion. Charities that will receive the donations include Razom for Ukraine , In

Delivery Gas Prices•
Engadget / 10h
Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the resulting economic sanctions against the aggressor nation are already causing economic havok the world over. Inflation is on the rise, causing the price of essentials like food, medicine and fuel to spike. Domestically, these additional financial strains are being deeply felt by gig economy workers and delivery drivers who are now struggling to stay on the roa

British Airways Comair•
300+The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information. Flights are returning to the air for a South African airline that partners with British Airways, days after regulators indefinitely grounded the carrier’s planes. The South African Civil Aviation Authority announced Wednesday it would immediately reinstate the operators’ certificate for Comair, after suspending it last Saturday amid

ClearBank UK Europe•
36TechCrunch / 10h
ClearBank — a UK fintech that has built a new set of cloud-based financial rails that allows banks and other customers real-time clearance on payment transactions and other financial services — has closed a big round of funding, money it will be using to take its services beyond its home market and move into newer areas such as cryptocurrency exchanges. The company has raised £175 million ($230 m

22Futurism / 10h
Ick Ick The self-appointed Queen of Rap is back — and has a new texting friend to boot. In her new single with freshman rapper Coi Leray titled “Blick Blick,” Nicki Minaj offers up her usual fare, but with a fun Easter egg that references the Amazon kingpin himself. At one point during her verse, Minaj gloats that she’s been “textin’ with Jeff Bezos (Bezos),” which both serves the image of her as

35Futurism / 10h
Virtual Band Have you ever wanted a band as gimmicky as Gorillaz, but with grifty NFT nonsense instead of musical talent? No? Well, too bad! Universal Music has purchased a Bored Ape NFT to the tune of $360,817 to frontline a new music group, Reuters reports . The female character has been dubbed “Manager Noët All” and will lead a band called “Kingship.” Joining her in this exercise in tediousnes

Forsee Power 2030 Electric•
Futurism / 10h
Solar panels are an excellent way to capture the free energy that comes from the sun. However, even solar panels have one major drawback: when the sun goes down, the power stops flowing. To prevent that happening, we can capture that energy, and store it in one of the best solar batteries. These batteries can also harness energy generated by wind turbines, or any other form of sustainable electri

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

35TechCrunch / 10h
Scaling an autonomous vehicle or EV startup often requires eye-popping amounts of capital that only hedge funds, strategic venture arms and institutional investors have the appetite and funds for. In the past two years, those capital needs have prompted dozens of mobility startups to turn to either public markets or deep-pocketed hedge funds and venture arms of automakers and suppliers. Arrival,

Ukraine Bundle•
Engadget / 11h
Humble Bundle has put together a charity game bundle with all proceeds going to humanitarian crisis relief efforts in Ukraine. For a minimum donation of $40, you can pick up more than 120 games, books, apps, game asset packs and other goodies worth a total of over $2,500 through the Stand with Ukraine bundle . The violent invasion in Ukraine is creating an urgent humanitarian crisis. We joined fo

Apple Watch Fall Woman•
SlashGear / 11h
Apple Watch can detect potential emergencies like a fall and notify authorities, who can then respond to the exact location. That's exactly what happened here.

Xbox Deck Microsoft•
SlashGear / 11h
The fully handheld Steam Deck gaming system is here, allowing the full catalog of Steam video games to be played either at home or on the go.

Google Maps Outage•
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UPDATE: Mar. 18, 2022, 3:08 p.m. EDT Google Maps is back up and running all over the world as of Friday afternoon. A spokesperson said in an email statement that the issue had been resolved, "We can confirm that the technical issue from earlier today is now fixed." The original story follows below. Google Maps went down Friday, March 18, for some users, making it difficult to find directions for

41Gizmodo / 11h
Happy Birthday to Looney Tunes MVP Tweety Bird! The one and only turns 80 this year and to celebrate Warner Media has kicked off global events to highlight the milestone. Read more...

No two people have the same experience on the world’s largest cruise ship, and the differences start with which cabin you book. Wonder of the Seas has a variety of accommodation types, from 172-square-foot windowless inside cabins to the 1,524-square-foot, two-floor Royal Loft Suite with its humongous 843-square-foot balcony. You can find standard balcony cabins that look out to sea, Central Park

Lifehacker / 11h
I hope you like Moon Knight and nature documentaries, because otherwise, there’s not a lot new to celebrate on Disney+ in April. The aforementioned Oscar Isaac-starring Marvel series, which premieres March 30, will continue to spool out new episodes throughout the month, and it’s a good thing the streamer opted for… Read more...

42Gizmodo / 11h
A large portion of the U.S. will experience drought-related conditions this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week . The last time something like this happened was back in 2013. Read more...

Mashable / 11h
SAVE 11%: Make sure your phone never runs out of juice with Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack . As of March 18, it's on sale at Amazon for $87.95, 11% less than its regular price of $99. We've all borne the consequences of thinking we plugged in our phones overnight when in fact we just fell into bed and passed out. The missed alarms, the dead phone when you really need to use Google Maps... it's some

Pfizer Moderna Omicron•
Enlarge / The US Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency ) Vaccine-makers Moderna and Pfizer have now both submitted requests for the US Food and Drug Administration to authorize fourth doses—second boosters—of their COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer, along with vaccine partner BioNTech, announced Tuesday that they had asked the FDA to authorize fourth

TechCrunch / 11h
Zendesk has been having some issues with its investors lately. Last month, it turned down a $17 billion takeover offer from a consortium of private equity investors, saying the deal undervalued the company. Later in the month, unhappy investors rejected the company’s $4.1 billion acquisition offer for the parent company of SurveyMonkey, Momentive. That’s a lot of turbulence for any company to be

If you’re wondering whether a travel rewards credit card is right for you, think about your travel goals and determine which card fits your lifestyle the best and whether it’s worth paying the annual fee. If your end goal is to save on travel, the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card might just be the perfect pick since you can redeem your rewards directly for travel, or transfer them to over

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Google Africa Togo•
Google’s Equiano subsea cable which will run from Portugal to the West Coast of Africa has finally arrived to the continent after first being introduced back in 2019. The company’s latest subsea cable will connect Europe to Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa and St. Helena to provide Africa with faster and more reliable internet. People around the world depend on Gmail , Google Drive , Google D

D.C.’s attorney general had waited too long to add Mark Zuckerberg as a defendant in the suit against Meta, the judge said.

Instacart Fuel Surcharge•
26Engadget / 11h
Instacart is joining Uber , Lyft and other car-centric internet services in adding a temporary fuel surcharge to cover rising costs at the pump. The company will charge customers an additional 40 cents per order "over the next month," with all the extra money going directly to delivery workers. The higher pricing will arrive sometime in the days ahead. The company also pointed to existing tools d

45Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | fotograzia) Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to prohibit social media platforms from using algorithms to recommend content to anyone under age 18. The bill was approved Tuesday by the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee in a 15-1 vote. The potential state law goes next to the House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee, which has put it on the docke

Volta Labs $20M Series•
TechCrunch / 11h
Twenty years ago, getting a human genome sequenced was a billion-dollar, international project. Today, you can get your dog’s genome sequenced by the end of the month for a few bucks. It speaks to the speed with which genetics has permeated our lives, but despite massive improvements to the technology, the process can still be a bit clunky in the lab. Before you can even start to disentangle some

Lifehacker / 11h
Earlier this week, I made some violent chili. I confused chili powder with ancho chili powder , and poured a quarter cup of pulverized ancho chilis into a pot of simmering tomatoes and ground sirloin. It was good, but it was powerful. Read more...

SlashGear / 11h
Samsung quietly added a new member to its Galaxy A-series phones earlier this week, with imaging hardware from its flagships. Say hello to the Galaxy A73 5G

Futurism / 11h
Right Angles Worried your Airbnb photos just aren’t selling your listing? Ready to automate those pesky Zillow posts? A new robot called AutoPhoto has your back — so you can get sharp images of interiors, even if you aren’t a great photographer. Researchers at Cornell University have continued to improve upon the algorithms and machine learning behind AutoPhoto since they released the original st

300+Futurism / 11h
Cursed Stones Well, this can’t be good. A rock in Japan known as the “Killing Stone” has broken in half — potentially releasing an evil, nine-tailed fox spirit that was believed to have resided in the rock, The New York Times reports . Oh, and the demon is supposedly deadly to humans. Cool. The volcanic rock was split in Nikko National Park roughly 100 miles north of Tokyo some time this month. W

92Futurism / 11h
No Tensions French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who traveled to the International Space Station in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft late last year, isn’t worried about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent breakdown of international cooperation effecting operations in orbit. “We are all on the same boat on board the space station,” he said during this year’s Expo 2020 [sic] in Dubai today,

It’s easy to copy and paste various items, including text, web links, photos, and messages, on your iPhone. We’ll show you how to copy and paste these items between various apps on your Apple smartphone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

If you plan to buy Apple’s shiny new iPhone SE or even have the old one, you’ll want to keep it protected with a case. Clear cases are a popular choice, and our favorite clear case for Apple’s small phone is 30% off for a limited time. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hogwarts Legacy Avalanche•
SlashGear / 12h
The official "Hogwarts Legacy" website confirmed that the Switch is listed as one of the consoles the open-world magical action RPG will be available on.

Mario Kart Deluxe DLC•
SlashGear / 12h
Nintendo has finally released new information on DLC for their popular kart racer "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe." Here are the levels released today.

Porsche 718 EV 2025•
SlashGear / 12h
Porsche has big plans for the future, announcing today that the 718 will be going all-electric as it detailed plans to build out a network of charging stations.

400+Gizmodo / 12h
After weeks of Disney employees speaking out against the company’s handling of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill , it sounds like concrete action is finally being taken. Variety reports that a kiss between two women in the upcoming Pixar animated film Lightyear , which had been edited out, will now be restored. Read more...

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate•
100+Engadget / 12h
Nine years after it first emerged a live-action Halo TV series was in the works, the show is only a few days away from premiering on Paramount+. To celebrate its debut, Microsoft is giving Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers a free 30-day trial to the streaming service via Perks. FYI: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can get 30 days of Paramount+ for free via Perks starting March 23, right before

Razer has reached its goal of saving 1 million trees as part of its 'Go Green' initiative , and has decided to celebrate this milestone achievement by announcing a new, more ambitious goal: to save 10 million trees. The initiative was created in partnership with Conservation International as part of Razer's ten-year sustainability plan, with the gaming lifestyle brand confirming in its announceme

SlashGear / 12h
Given the success of the OnePlus Nord 2, there is a good chance that OnePlus has every intention to launch the OnePlus Nord 2. We're awaiting leaked renders.

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Dozens of volcanic eruptions in the last 60,000 years were larger than the massive 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora, the largest in recorded history, according to a team of scientists that recently analyzed sulfuric residues in ancient ice cores. Read more...

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A developer has been caught adding malicious code to a popular open-source package that wiped files on computers located in Russia and Belarus as part of a protest that has enraged many users and raised concerns about the safety of free and open source software. The application, node-ipc, adds remote interprocess communication and neural networking capabilities to o

Lifehacker / 12h
If you’ve ever had a manager, you’ve likely received feedback; feedback which may have been delivered via a “shit sandwich,” where negative feedback was packaged between two layers of positivity. (It’s alternately known as a “praise sandwich” which is not nearly as fun to say.) This approach involves first… Read more...

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Google Maps is currently down for some users around the world as the mapping service is experiencing a partial outage, Google confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. “We’re seeing reports of difficulties accessing some Google Maps and Google Maps Platform services. Our team is investigating and working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson from Google said in an email. Google di

"Fifth freedom" routes are sometimes the easiest to book on miles, and the most fun to fly. Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier, actually operates two flights between the U.S. and Europe - New York JFK to Milan and Newark to Athens. And the Newark - Athens flight is wide open for awards in business class. Moreover, while Emirates' program often charges quite a lot of miles for first class, relative

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Tomorrow’s the big day for friends and fans of alternative finance across the globe and around the world. Yep, the DeFi and the Future of Programmable Money online event is that big. A truly global gathering of DeFi and crypto visionaries, builders and institutions working to create a new and improved future for finance. We want to call your attention to just some of the panel discussions and top

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In Godzilla films there’s usually one star, and his name is literally the title : “Godzilla.” But actor Akira Takarada was a rare exception to the rule. Beginning with the original 1954 Toho film, Takarada became a familiar foe to the kaiju, appearing regularly over the first few decades of the franchise with multiple… Read more...

TechCrunch / 12h
Buckle up degens, diamond hands, whales, lobsters, apes and crypto-curious creatures of every genus. The DeFi & The Future of Programmable Money online summit kicks off this week on March 30. Decentralized finance is going mainstream, and we invite you to join the top crypto leaders, engineers, investors and regulators and come along for the ride. We’re not kidding when we say this is your opport

Enlarge (credit: Apple | Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) With the new Mac Studio and Studio Display , Apple has essentially told enthusiasts and professionals that if they want higher-performance computing, they’ll need to move on from the 27-inch iMac all-in-one. That means buying two separate products that are made in two separate locations, shipped on two separate planes and trucks and arriving

Lifehacker / 12h
To hear TikTok tell it, banana peels are an amazing fertilizer for your garden due to their high potassium content and the fact that you get them basically for free (assuming that you eat bananas). The reality is a lot less exciting. Read more...

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“Spot,” the nascent Terminator on four legs invented by Skynet , er, I mean, Boston Dynamics, has landed its next public safety gig: firefighter. Read more...

If you’re browsing with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 or 11 and you visit a site that needs Internet Explorer to work properly, you’re in luck. Edge includes an “Internet Explorer mode” for compatibility. Here’s how to do use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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SlashGear / 12h
Gran Turismo 7 is back after extended maintenance locked people out from playing for more than a day. Here's what happened and why players are upset.

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Jake Johnson, Ophelia Lovibond and the cast of Minx talk about the amount of male nudity and body positivity on the show.

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In an attempt to kill two birds with one stone, Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is trying to sanction Russia and regulate cryptocurrency at the same time. In doing so she’s pissed off the cryptosphere at-large — but also, surprisingly, non-crypto evangelists, too.