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EU Russia Today Sputnik•
500+TechCrunch / 22h
Google has followed Apple’s lead and removed the apps of Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from its mobile app Store, Play, per Reuters . The two Kremlin-lined media outlets have been sanctioned in the European Union following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s not immediately clear if the Play Store ban on the Russian state-affiliated media entities’ apps is limited to the EU — where a ban on the tw

Machine McDonald $900M•
2KWired / 19h
Kytch alleges that the Golden Arches crushed its business—and left soft serve customers out in the cold.

Anonymous Russia Roscosmos•
7KFuturism / 14h
Satellite Location Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s outspoken head of its space agency, denied recent reports that hackers had already seized control of the nation’s satellites. A group affiliated with the hacker group Anonymous tweeted on Tuesday that it had “shut down the control center” of Roscomos, which meant the country had “no more control over their own spy satellites.” According to Rogozin, thou

Reliance Sanmina India•
TechCrunch / 30min
Reliance Industries plans to invest up to $221 million in American electronics firm Sanmina to set up a joint venture as the Indian giant looks to expand its electronics manufacturing. The joint venture aims to create a “world-class” electronic manufacturing hub in India, the two said. It will prioritize high technology infrastructure hardware, for growth markets, and across industries such as co

Mesh Visa Card API•
22TechCrunch / 45min
Sudo Africa , a fintech that provides a card-issuing API for developers and businesses in Nigeria, has raised $3.7 million in pre-seed funding. San Francisco-based Global Founders Capital (GFC) led the round. Participating VCs include Picus Capital, LoftyInc Capital, Rallycap Ventures, Kepple Africa, Berrywood Capital, ZedCrest and Suya Ventures. Several African fintech founders such as Olugbenga

TechCrunch / 52min
AgriAku , a Jakarta-based B2B marketplace for farmers, announced today it has raised a pre-Series A of $6 million. The round was led by Go-Ventures, with participation from MDI Arise, MDI Centauri, Mercy Corps Social Venture Fund and angel investors. The funding will be used on hiring and increasing AgriAku’s market penetration. The marketplace enables retailers to buy supplies, including seeds,

Netflix Lupin Crown•
57Engadget / 1h
Netflix has been the victim of two big on-set robberies in the space of two days, Variety has reported. On February 24th, $200,000 worth of antique props were reportedly stolen after thieves broke into vehicles used for production of The Crown . And just a day later, 20 thieves with covered faces broke onto the set of Lupin while star Omar Sy was filming and made off with €300,000 ($333,000) wort

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra•
We've been expecting this for a while, and now it's official: Samsung's Galaxy Note brand is dead, as confirmed by the company's mobile division chief Roh Tae-moon at MWC 2022 , as reported by South Korean outlet Dailian . Speaking to reporters ahead of his visit to the Samsung Electronics booth at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Roh explained that the "Galaxy Note will come out a

Microsoft OneDrive•
Microsoft has announced that its cloud storage service OneDrive is now available as a native app for Macs running Apple's M1 chips. While Google Drive , Dropbox and other cloud storage services already support the iPhone maker's M1 chips , the software giant is a bit late to the party this time around. Back in December of last year, Microsoft released a OneDrive sync app in public preview for App

Kia 14 Automode EV9 2027•
30Engadget / 1h
Much as Hyundai did yesterday , Kia has announced an electrification roadmap at its 2022 Investor Day, promising to have 14 fully electric models by 2027 and sales of 1.2 million EVs by 2030. It also revealed that its EV9 SUV, unveiled in concept form last November at the LA Auto Show, will be the first to use autonomous driving tech it calls "Automode." Kia's roadmap builds on its "Plan S" devel

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is one of the best services for gaming, with strong connection speeds and a large network of secure servers. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £77.13, and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Are you forever being dropped into Call of Duty: Warzone lobbies that seem way too skilled? A VPN may be what you need to level the pl

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 Amazon Web Services Database Bundle is on sale for £22.53, saving you 98% on list price. Companies have been migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in record numbers, and AWS shows no signs of slowing its roll in 2022. In fact, it just announced a major expansion. It’s bringing its Local Zones mini data centres — basically small clouds — to 32 new cities, expanding its current 16

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Complete 2022 Social Media Marketing Manager Bundle is on sale for £22.38, saving you 98% on list price. Do you think you're social media savvy enough to have a career in social media management and marketing? The truth is having it is as a job involves more than participating in trending TikTok challenges and tweeting your thoughts on the latest episode of Euphoria in rapid succession

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 81%: Ivacy VPN can reliably access BBC iPlayer from anywhere in the world. A two-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale for £36.03 and includes a free password manager — saving you 81% for a limited time. Travelling around the world for business or pleasure is all fun and games until the latest episode of your favourite show gets released, and you can't watch because of your location. Nig

In an effort to lure Intel to its country, Italy has reportedly established a new $4.6bn fund to do so as the chipmaker is preparing to expand its European operations. Just like Amazon did with its second headquarters which almost ended up in New York City , Intel has been shopping around in Europe in order to get countries to pledge more funds to help subsidize the construction of its new chip f

Amazon Staten Island•
42Engadget / 3h
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reportedly approved a petition for another Amazon warehouse union election, the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) has tweeted. If a vote goes ahead, the LDJ5 facility will be the second in Staten Island to hold a union election and the third in the US, according to The Verge . It's official! THE NLRB has approved our petition for an election in a second Staten

Amazon Staten Island•
The National Labor Relations Board approved the voting at a warehouse next to JFK8, where another election is in progress.

SlashGear / 5h
POCO is back with the X4 Pro, its latest inexpensive mid-range flagship. Does the model manage to offer solid features for its price? Here's what we found.

Mashable / 6h
If the word "XtremeX" doesn't come to mind when you think of an e-scooter, think again, people!! Segway has unveiled a new souped-up electric scooter that can get up to 43.5 mph and accelerate to 30 mph in 4.2 seconds flat. For context, that's really freaking fast: The maximum allowed e-scooter speed from rentals like Bird or Spin on the streets of Los Angeles is 15 mph. So this is nearly triple

TeaBot Google Android•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) A malicious app downloaded from Google Play more than 10,000 times surreptitiously installed a remote access trojan that stole users’ passwords, text messages, and other confidential data, a security firm reported. The trojan, which goes under the names TeaBot and Anatsa, came to light last May . It used streaming software and abused Android’s accessibility service

Google Russian Sputnik•
Google is following in Apple's footsteps by removing the apps of Russian state-owned media outlets Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from the Play Store . Apple previously removed both apps from its App Store when it made the decision to halt iPhone , MacBook and sales of its other products in Russia. The reason both tech giants have decided to remove the RT and Sputnik apps from their respective app

Resident Evil 2 3 7•
SlashGear / 6h
PlayStation 5 and next-generation Xbox console owners will get access to "enhanced" versions of three hit Resident Evil games later this year.

Hyatt will run a 25% off sale between March 15 and March 22 for stays running April 1 – May 31, 2022. And the deal is even better outside the U.S. because in addition to 25% off the Daily Rate, it comes with free meals and discounts too. Continue reading ...

Mashable / 7h
"Hey Spotify, why?" After Spotify released its Car Thing streaming device for all Premium users last week, I've been testing it out in my 1995 Honda minivan. But I'm still confounded as to why Car Thing is even a thing. It took a several cords and adaptors, but I was able to mount the lightweight touchscreen device to my car's fan vent and listen to my Spotify Premium account. It even has voice c

Disney+ PC New Marvel•
SlashGear / 7h
Netflix lost its Marvel shows and they'll arrive on Disney+ soon. How will parents keep their young kids from watching? With these new parental controls.

Spotify Russia Ukraine•
48Engadget / 7h
Spotify has shut down its Moscow operations indefinitely in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reported Variety . The streaming platform had just opened a representative office in Moscow last month, after a new Russian law required foreign tech companies with an audience of over 500,000 users to establish an office in the nation by 2022. But the law is new enough that most of the companies

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11•
Mashable / 7h
I started this text with the idea of reviewing Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G smartphone. But I quickly found that it's impossible to review any of the four new Redmi variants without mentioning the other three – namely, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S. Here's why: All four phones are incredibly similar in terms of design. And there's not even a clear

As of March 26, domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer have to comply with the state’s Safe Travels program, ending testing and vaccination requirements for those arriving in Hawaii from within the U.S. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Beginning March 26, domestic travelers entering Hawaiʻi will no longer need to quarantine or show pr

Australia Perth Border•
Western Australia , the hermit state of Down Under, has emerged blinking from its COVID-19 cave after nearly two years in isolation. It’s been some 700 days since the state closed its borders, not just to the world, but to the rest of its own country. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . But prime minister Mark McGowan promised to throw open W

300+Wired / 8h
The Ukrainian president's actions in the face of the Russian invasion turned him into a hero online. But the Marvelization of political figures is dangerous.

SlashGear / 8h
Segway-Ninebot has big plans for this year and 2023, revealing a huge lineup of electric scooters that'll hit the market starting in the second quarter of 2022.

53TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Wednesday, March 2, 2022. We have a packed newsletter for you today. We’ve got acquisitions, funding rounds, the end of products, and more. Also TechCrunch Live is heading to Austin , which is going to be good fun, and the Equi

Regina Hall Master•
Mashable / 8h
Writer/director Mariama Diallo's debut feature, Master, follows three women working to find their place at Ancaster University, an elite New England institution. Regina Hall plays Professor Gail Bishop, the first Black woman to hold the title of residence hall Master. As she tries to breathe new life into the residence hall, she crosses paths with freshman Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), who lives in

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. If you’re preparing for a trip and notice you’ve booked a basic economy fare on Delta Air Lines, you may have a lot of questions about what this fare allows and how your experience may be different from any previous trips you’ve taken with Delta. This guide aims to answer all of your questions. For more TPG news deli

If we’ve learned one thing from reviewing smart home products, it’s that most of them are useless. Only a handful of smart devices can truly automate or improve your home. So, it’s time to focus on the stuff that actually matters—the essential products that every smart home needs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Conti Cybergang Trickbot•
33Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) For months, members of Conti—among the most ruthless of the dozens of ransomware gangs in existence—gloated about publicly sharing the data they stole from the victims they hacked. Now, members are learning what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a major breach that spills all their dirty laundry—not just once, but repeatedly. The unfolding series of leaks sta

Help Ukraine Ukrainians•
48Wired / 9h
From immediate assistance to trauma counseling, donations to these organizations are aiding Ukrainians impacted by Russia’s invasion.

A recent round of leaks from Twitter user La Frite David reveal more information about the rumored RTX 4090, and how Nvidia's next-generation Ada (aka Lovelace) compares to Nvidia’s current most powerful GPU, the RTX 3090 . J'ai fait un petit graphique March 1, 2022 See more Going by the leaked information, there are several models under the 4090 name. Most likely the A

Snowflake Streamlit•
32TechCrunch / 9h
Snowflake helps customers store and manage oodles of data in the cloud without cloud vendor lock-in. Streamlit is a startup that developed a popular open source project for building data-based apps. Seems like a pretty good match, and today Snowflake announced it was acquiring Streamlit for $800 million. Benoît Dageville, co-founder and president of products at Snowflake, said the company became

82Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: Monty Rakusen | Getty Images ) Ten major car and motorcycle groups announced factory closures or froze sales to Russia as the industrial fallout from the country’s invasion of Ukraine spread on Wednesday. Porsche and BMW became the latest carmakers to shut European plants because of a lack of parts from Ukraine, while Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai, which is one of the larges

Delta poached JetBlue's Head of Revenue and Planning in January. Scott Laurence was JetBlue's architect of the "Northeast Alliance" with American Airlines before becoming Delta's Vice President of Network Planning. It was a shocking move. The knowledge he was taking with him of American-JetBlue strategy sent shockwaves. It's the alliance between American and JetBlue that sets up the two to compet

41Futurism / 9h
Bothering Astronauts We can all heave huge sighs of relief knowing that the space tourists who are part of the “ first all-private mission to the International Space Station” have vowed not to irritate the actual astronauts onboard the station. During a briefing about the upcoming mission by private spaceflight company Axiom Space, former NASA astronaut and mission commander Michael López-Alegría

200+Futurism / 9h
Orbital Healing The topic of sex in space has remained taboo ever since we ventured into the great unknown for the first time. But scientists are now arguing that it’s something we should be actively discussing and studying, Mic reports . After all, if we ever want to become interplanetary — or embark on extraordinarily long journeys through space — we should know how to boink in microgravity, or

Earth Vampire Star•
94Futurism / 9h
Astronomers have witnessed a gloomy event : a “vampire” star sucking the life out of its companion star. Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, an international team of astronomy researchers watched a star in the system dubbed HR 6819, some 1,000 light-years from Earth, strip its companion star of its outer layers. Up until now, astronomers had suggested th

Capital One Venture•
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. American Express, Capital One and Chase are three of the major players in the travel credit card space . As such, these issuers offer their own travel portals, where users can earn and redeem their points and miles for flights, hotels, car rentals and more. Increasingly, these issuers are incentivizing their cardholders to use their

Polestar O2 Concept•
Andrew Tarantola Contributor Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor The Polestar 5 will be built atop a ‘bespoke’ bonded aluminum platform Infiniti will offer CarPlay as a free upgrade to ‘most’ 2020 and 2021 models With the Polestar 2 already in production, Polestars 3 and 4 on the horizon and the Precept concept slated to become the Polestar 5 in 2024 ,

SlashGear / 9h
JerryRigEverything is back with another stress test, this time putting Samsung's newly launched Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone up against a variety of hazards.

SlashGear / 9h
Google's next major device release looks to be the Pixel Watch, a wearable smart device that'll likely launch alongside the price-conscious Pixel 6a.

Earth Vampire Star•
Enlarge (credit: ESO/L. Calçada) Back in 2020, astronomers discovered an unusual star system just 1,000 light years from Earth. However, two different teams disagreed on the nature of the system, which was dubbed HR 6819. One team argued that it was looking at a trinary grouping with two stars orbiting a black hole. The other team thought HR 6819's properties could just as easily be explained by

JetBlue flight 2465 from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale was delayed four hours on Wednesday morning when the aircraft’s co-pilot was flagged as possibly impaired as he went through the security checkpoint. Police were called and the man was taken off the plane and given a breathalyzer test. He registered a blood alcohol content of .17. Continue reading ...

SlashGear / 9h
Impress your friends and family, and make your texting life much easier, with these handy iMessage hacks that add effects, pin messages, and more.

200+The Points Guy / 9h
Scott Laurence has had a wild beginning to 2022. It started in mid-January when the 14-year veteran from JetBlue Airways departed the New York-based airline for a flashy new job at Delta . Laurence would become the new vice president of network planning for Delta , responsible for strengthening the airline’s network and joint venture partnerships, with a focus on long-term growth opportunities. W

Meta Facebook Campus•
21Engadget / 9h
Did Facebook's college-focused Campus social network leave you feeling cold? You're not the only one. Consultant Matt Navarra and TechCrunch report parent company Meta is shutting down Facebook's Campus pilot project on March 10th. In a message to users, Facebook said it had learned the "best way" to help students was through college groups. Facebook will delete Campus profiles, posts and other d

Netflix Ukraine Russia•
US technology giants Netflix and Oracle are the latest to move to distance themselves from Russia

Ddosers Potent New•
100+Wired / 10h
Cybercriminals are exploiting a fleet of more than 100,000 misconfigured servers to knock websites offline.

TikTok California Impact•
Engadget / 10h
A group of state attorneys general is investigating TikTok . They're seeking information to determine if and how the service increases the risks of online harm to children. It's an expansion of a probe the AGs opened into Instagram in November concerning the effect of that app's on teens. Specifically, the prosecutors are looking into whether TikTok and Instagram put the public at risk and if the

Extends Belarus Russian•
The Biden administration said the measures would degrade the ability to wage war on Ukraine and would prevent Belarus from channeling forbidden goods to Russia.

TikTok California Impact•
30Mashable / 10h
It's been almost 6 months since Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen made headlines sharing internal company documents showing that its company Instagram was having a negative impact on young people's mental health. Now, a group of state attorneys general want to turn their attention to TikTok. In a statement shared on Wednesday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the launch o

100+Futurism / 10h
Virtual Property Tax Remember Second Life? The mid-2000s virtual world platform is introducing sales tax for the first time since its inception in 2003, setting what some predict will be a precedent for taxation inside the metaverse. This week, Second Life creator Linden Lab announced that “we have done our best to shield our residents from these taxes as long as possible, but we are no longer ab

Marriott Bethesda 8000Th•
The largest hotel brand in the world just got a little bigger with the opening of Marriott’s 8,000th hotel. Yes, you read that right: 8,000 hotels. And to make the mega-milestone a little sweeter, the 8,000th hotel is located at Marriott’s soon-to-open new global headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Called t

44Wired / 10h
The regulation of surveillance advertising used to be a fringe idea. Now it’s in the State of the Union address, at least when it comes to kids.

SlashGear / 10h
Sennheiser IE 600 earbuds are the sort that don't mess around with features you do not need - like wirelessness, and smart features you'll never use.

500+The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. All six of United’s most exclusive airport lounges are now open once again. The carrier re-opened its Polaris Lounge at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday, a United spokesperson told TPG. This 12,000-square-foot outpost originally opened in 2019, but closed shortly thereafter at the outset of the pandemic, along

Ford EV Farley Two•
Enlarge / Ford Mustang Mach-E GT. (credit: Ford ) Ford announced today that it will be splitting its electric and fossil fuel vehicle business into two separate divisions. The announcement has investors rallying to the stock but leaves plenty of questions unanswered about the future of the 118-year-old company. The reorganization caps weeks of speculation that the automaker might split into two s

States California TikTok•
The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

Amazon 68 Bookstores 4•
200+Engadget / 10h
Amazon is rethinking its retail ambitions after years of expansion. The company informed Reuters it was closing all 68 of its physical bookstores , pop-up locations and 4-star shops in the US and UK. The company maintained in a statement to the New York Times that in-person retail was still important and that it would focus on its cashierless Just Walk Out tech, its grocery stores and its recentl

Not every cruise line is rolling out deals galore to lure back customers. While many cruise brands have been slashing prices to fill ships in recent months, Norwegian Cruise Line , Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises have been holding the line on pricing and even increasing fares. And that’s unlikely to change anytime soon, according to the top executive at the parent company of the thr

Intel AMD Chiplet Standard•
20Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / A sample chiplet design, with the CPU dies made with a more advanced manufacturing process and the chipset and some other functions made on older, cheaper processes. (credit: Universal Chipset Interconnect Express) Some of the CPU industry's heaviest hitters—including Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Arm, TSMC, and Samsung—are banding together to define a new standard for chiplet-based processor d

Ford EV Farley Two•
48TechCrunch / 10h
Ford Motor Company is increasing its electric vehicle investment to $50 billion through 2026, up from the previous $30 billion by 2025 . CEO Jim Farley announced the news on Wednesday after the automaker confirmed that it would run its EV unit separately from its combustion engine business, something Ford touched on during its 2021 fourth quarter earnings call in early February. This is the third

Twitter Podcasts Tab•
Engadget / 10h
Twitter is reportedly working on a podcasts tab. The feature was unearthed by developer Jane Manchun Wong who shared a screenshot of the new UI element on Wednesday. Based on the image, you’ll access the tab from the bottom of Twitter’s mobile interface. What’s interesting about the screenshot is that there’s no dedicated tab for Spaces , which is something that exists in the current iteration of

Wyze offers one of the most affordable options for home security with 24/7 monitoring at $5 per month. However, that price is about to double. Thankfully, you can lock in the lower subscription price if you sign up soon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SlashGear / 10h
Recounting how the original Apple Newton MessagePad paved the way for one of the most popular and game-changing pieces of technology ever made: The iPhone.

68 Amazon US 4 Stores•
The closures affect its bookstores and Amazon 4-Star locations, but not Whole Foods or Amazon Fresh.

Google Employees April 4•
64Engadget / 11h
After nearly two years working from home, Google employees in the Bay Area and several other cities will be back at the office on April 4th. The announcement came in an email from John Casey, Google’s vice president of global benefits, reported CNBC . Casey cited the steady drop in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, advances in treatment and improved safety measures as reasons behind the return’s ti

Valve the Steam Deck•
SlashGear / 11h
Valve appears to have fixed the Steam Deck joystick drift that appeared for a relatively small number of users in the first days after launch.

EA Russian FIFA NHL•
SlashGear / 11h
EA will remove the Russian national football team and other Russian teams from FIFA games. The ban impacts other teams and games, as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8•
I generally don't like big gadgets. I hate having to stretch my fingers around a giant phone, or clamp bulky smartwatches around my wrist, or crane my neck to look at massive screens. That's why the iPad Air 4 seemed perfect for me - it was a lovely, portable little champ that, in terms of size, was just right. With news that Apple has confirmed its March launch event , rumors are swirling about

Epic Games Bandcamp•
67Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Well, we didn't see this one coming. But based on rumors that Ars Technica is familiar with, maybe we should have. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Epic + Bandcamp) At some point, Epic Games might need to drop the word "Games" from its moniker and admit what kind of company it wants to be. Today the game maker moved to acquire Bandcamp , an online music-streaming service that revolves around DR

100+Futurism / 11h
Climate Walkout Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Scientists say that climate change is destroying the world, and we need to do something about it. If you’re sick of hearing about the destruction humans have caused on the Earth, imagine how tired researchers are of telling everyone about it. That’s why a group of climate scientists are considering alternative options for sounding the alarm

Futurism / 11h
When it comes to home internet, modems and routers have two very different jobs, but the best modem router combos bring the two together into one convenient device. Before we dive into the best modem router combos for your home, here’s a rundown on what a modem and router actually do. A modem is essentially the bridge between the Internet and your home. It connects your home to the wider Internet

500+Futurism / 11h
Float On As Russia continues to torpedo its reputation with the world, it might end up taking the International Space Station down with it. A range of space experts including current and former NASA officials have told Politico that if Moscow decides to pull its modules from the orbital laboratory, it’s quite possible that it would force NASA and other agencies to destroy it. That’s due to the fa

Wizz Air Ukrainian•
300+The Points Guy / 11h
Wizz Air has offered 100,000 seats to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the wrath of Putin and his Russian invasion. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are gathering at the nation’s western borders, desperate to find a safe haven from the Russian army overrunning their homeland. Related: How you can join us in supporting Ukraine now And now, Hungary’s budget carrier– which operates the second-highest n

Apple Beats Stüssy•
Engadget / 11h
Apple's Beats brand is borrowing a page from the apparel industry : it's resurrecting a product to appeal to gotta-have-it collectors. Beats has partnered with the street fashion label Stüssy on a limited edition revival of the recently discontinued Pill+ speaker known simply as Stüssy and Beats By Dr.Dre. The Bluetooth device is exactly the same as the one your friend had circa 2015, just with b

Epic Games Bandcamp•
100+NYT > Technology / 11h
Epic Games is acquiring an online music platform that has been embraced by musicians for its eclectic offerings and a payment system that favors artists.

23How-To Geek / 11h
Microsoft is releasing new Windows Updates to the Dev channel all of the time. More often than not, they add some exciting features to the OS, but today’s has loftier goals, as Microsoft is trying to reduce the carbon emissions used by Windows updates in Windows 11. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

28SlashGear / 11h
NASA has launched a new satellite for observing Earth, called GOES-T. Here's what the mission hopes to accomplish and how it will do so.

UN Treaty Paris Plastic•
Engadget / 11h
After a week of negotiations in Nairobi, the United Nations has agreed to start working on a first-ever global plastic pollution treaty, Reuters reports . It's not projected to be completed until 2024, but according to the UN it could end up being as important as the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the most significant global effort to curb climate change yet. In 2019, the organization found that h

I’ve been in the process of publishing a trip report about our trip to Oman. In the introduction post, some readers asked me about my comfort level with traveling to some places as a gay couple. Now that we’re at the point in the trip report where we’re visiting a Middle Eastern country, I wanted to address that topic more broadly. How do I approach deciding where to travel, how do I change my be

If you’ve downloaded a file through a browser like Safari or Chrome on your Mac, you might be confused about where the file ended up. Luckily, there’s a typical place to look first, and we’ll help you find it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Need a jump or help with a flat tire? When things go wrong — especially on the road — it can be easy to panic and forget about all the options you have. However, one or more of your credit cards may provide a roadside assistance benefit that can help. The level of assistance and terms vary widely, though. Some cards

68 Amazon 4 Star Stores•
34TechCrunch / 11h
Amazon’s physical retail business is suffering a major blow as the company today confirmed to Reuters it will close 68 brick-and-mortar retail stores across the U.S. and U.K. This includes its Amazon Books bookstores, its pop-up shops in various markets and its 4-star stores, where customers could shop popular and highly rated products across The retailer, which began its life as an o

Ukraine ICANN Russian•
100Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yuichiro Chino) A Ukraine government official on Monday asked the nonprofit group that oversees the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) to shut down DNS root servers in Russia and revoke Russian domains such as .ru, .рф, and .su. The letter to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was posted here , and ICANN has confirmed that it received the

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) The time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a modest but notable discount on the Nintendo Switch Lite at Amazon subsidiary Woot. It's just $10 off, and you'll have to be an Amazon Prime member to access the deal, but since the console hardly ever receives any kind of discount, the offer is worth no

Horizon Forbidden West•
79Engadget / 12h
Elden Ring isn’t the only recent game with a new update out today. Guerrilla Games has released patch 1.06 for Horizon Forbidden West and it addresses a number of issues that have been part of the experience since it came out on February 18th. In particular, it resolves a handful of bugs that prevented players from completing the “Reach for the Stars” main quest. For instance, Varl won’t get stuc

War Escalates Europe•
73TechCrunch / 12h
Yaron Tal Contributor CTO and founder of Reposify , Yaron Tal is a tech entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert with nearly two decades of experience developing cybersecurity software solutions. In unprecedented times, even government bureaucracy moves quickly. As a result of the heightened likelihood of cyberthreat from Russian malactor groups, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Ag

EU Russian European•
Not only has Europe banned Russian planes from its airspace, European sanctions mean that Russian airlines face repossession of more than half of their planes . That's because they're leased and those leases become illegal, and void. Planes must be taken back within 30 days but there aren't enough repossession crews in the world to do this. And in many cases the insurance on these aircraft has be

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TechCrunch is thrilled to announce a special event centered around the exploding scene in Austin, Texas on April 6 at 11:30 am PT / 2:30 pm ET . The area deserves a spotlight on the upcoming startups and recent milestones. It’s the city of unicorns and tech giants. Drawn to the laid-back lifestyle and lower cost of living — relatively speaking — nearly 185 people are moving to the Texas capital o

Through next week, Delta fliers can take advantage of special deals to Australia , which recently reopened to vaccinated travelers in February. Miles and cash deals are available in four cabins, starting at 55,000 Delta SkyMiles one way or 86,000 miles round trip. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . (Photo by Prasit photo/Getty Images) Deal b

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Luca Rossettini Contributor Luca Rossettini is the founder and CEO of D-Orbit . More posts by this contributor To continue exploring space sustainably, we must act now Nobu Okada Contributor Nobu Okada is founder and CEO of Astroscale . Luc Piguet Contributor Luc Piguet is a co-founder and CEO of ClearSpace . Look up at the sky — hundreds of discarded satellites, spent upper-stage rocket bodies,

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State of Disunion Tesla CEO Elon Musk is still angry that the White House is giving his company the silent treatment — and he wants the president to know it. The billionaire told CNBC on Tuesday that no one would be watching President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. Later, though, he seemed to be watching it himself as he took to Twitter during the speech to harp at the commander-in-chief

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Jet2 has become the first U.K. airline to scrap the requirement to wear masks on its planes. The budget carrier relaxed its rules on March 1, telling passengers they can now fly barefaced for the duration of its flights after the U.K. lifted all COVID-19 protection measures last month. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . The airline did, howe

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Epic Games, creator of Unreal Engine and Fortnite, just acquired the indie music platform known as Bandcamp. Here's what they suggest comes next.

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Enlarge (credit: Wikipedia ) It's a question I'm sure was keeping you up at night: can you make an object spin with a sound wave? The answer, generally speaking, used to be no. Now, though, mechanical engineers have taken a look at what their colleagues who play with lasers can do , and having seen the light, they copied it . And with that, spinning objects with sound waves has been achieved… but

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Greg Coomer, a designer for Valve, has confirmed in an interview with Axios that some exciting new games are currently being created. While no specific franchise names were dropped, Coomer stated that “There are multiple games in development right now at Valve, and I think they're pretty exciting ones.” Valve is best known as the company behind the Steam game distribution platform, but it also ha

Russia Cyber Ukraine•
As Russia poured troops into Ukraine, the besieged country’s government was already thinking about a different way to strike back. On February 26, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov launched the “IT Army of Ukraine”—an unprecedented invitation to the world’s hackers to go on the offensive against Russia for his country. The IT Army is the most highly visible force in what’s becom

Earlier I wrote about how Chase is seriously improving the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card. It turns out that the card isn’t just adding new benefits. They’ve substantially increased the up front bonus, as well. Continue reading ...

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Royal Caribbean , Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises have joined the growing number of cruise lines canceling Russia calls in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine. All three cited concerns about the safety of passengers and crew. “The safety of our guests and crew is always our top priority,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement sent Wednesday to TPG. “With the recent events, we have

Spotify keeps your music listening history so you can quickly go back to a previously played music track. If you’d like to access this list, here’s how to do that on mobile, desktop, and the web. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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EA says it's removing the Russian national team and clubs from FIFA 22 , FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online . The move follows FIFA kicking Russia out of World Cup 2022 qualifying and UEFA suspending club teams from international competitions. A statement from EA SPORTS FIFA: — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) March 2, 2022 "EA Sports stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian peop

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Tech companies seem eager to support Ukraine, but how best to do that isn’t as clear.