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Archive 81 Netflix•
Netflix has canceled Archive 81 after just one season. The horror series, which debuted on the streaming service at the start of 2022, had drawn good reviews from critics, with an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , but that has not been enough to earn it a second season. Loosely based on a podcast of the same name , Archive 81 followed film restorer Dan Turner as he is hired by a powerful businessma

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Scientists are examining materials collected from the moon during the Apollo 17 mission.

Apple iPhone Subscription•
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Why would anyone want to purchase a smartphone outright when they could instead just rent it indefinitely? That seems to be the thinking of Apple, which is reportedly working on a hardware subscription service that would allow customers to pay recurring fees in exchange for access to the latest iPhone. So notes Bloomberg in a report that, while admittedly light on specifics, suggests Apple is eye

For any presentation, whether musical, instructional, or somewhere in between, being heard clearly is vital. Not just any old sound system will do. Weak systems won’t let you be heard by everyone. Some may distort at high volumes or present poor dynamics as speakers interfere with one another. Worse still, basic systems may lack a way to avoid the ever-dreaded feedback squeal that can turn an att

Business owners already have a lot to worry about which is why GoDaddy has partnered with Avalara to provide its customers with an automated ecommerce sales tax solution. With fluctuating sales tax rates for over 13,000 US jurisdictions, selling items from an online store across the US can be quite difficult. For this reason, GoDaddy has launched its new Websites + Marketing Commerce Plus plan th

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Enlarge / Brown University biologists x-rayed boa constrictors to determine how they manage to breathe while squeezing prey to death. (credit: John Capano) Watching a boa constrictor capture and consume its prey is quite something. First, the snake strikes and latches onto the prey with its teeth, then it coils its body tightly around the poor creature and slowly squeezes the life from it. The co

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Electrify America is planning a series of high-end EV charging station upgrades, ones that'll include everything from solar awnings to lounges.

Two Frosties NFT Rug•
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The rug-puller arrests have begun. The Department of Justice announced Thursday that law enforcement rounded up two men accused of running not one, but two fraudulent non-fungible token projects. The men, both 20 years old, allegedly sold NFTs with a promised raft of benefits to unsuspecting investors before disappearing with the funds and leaving holders out to dry. At issue were "Frosties" NFTs

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In the words of Billie Eilish’s Bond theme: “Are you death or paradise?” Read more...

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Activision Blizzard has been hit with yet another lawsuit detailing a toxic workplace in which harassment was allegedly a common occurrence.

Enlarge / Paltrow and Loehnen sit in Goop's headquarters for an interview. (credit: Netflix) A former high-profile executive at Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle and wellness brand, Goop, has publicly denounced the brand's "wellness culture" as "toxic"—but only for the purpose of promoting a different wellness brands' products. In an Instagram post Tuesday , Goop's former chief content officer, Elise L

Kirby the Forgotten Land•
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"Forgotten Land" marks the first time fans have received a fully 3D mainline Kirby game. Now the developers have explained why it took so long.

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 Thursday, March 24, 2022! I am happy to report that Haje is taking on the day’s startups section, as he will be sharing the Daily Crunch writing load starting next week (along with Christine )! A big thanks to the two of them fo

Four Russian US Energy•
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The US Justice Department today announced indictments against four Russian government employees, who it alleges attempted a hacking campaign of the global energy sector that spanned six years and devices in roughly 135 countries. The two indictments were filed under seal last summer, and are finally being disclosed to the public. The DOJ’s decision to release the documents may be a way to raise p

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Wolverine has been a very important part of the X Lives and X Deaths of Wolverine event—after all, he is Wolverine, and he’s in the title of both books—but the post- Inferno story explored in Deaths has explicitly not made him the focal character. Instead, that side of the duology has seen one of the most important… Read more...

A. Fraud Ukraine Emails•
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Scammers are continuing to weaponize Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine in order to propel their immoral money-making schemes. There have been a slew of scams ranging from fake charity websites hosted on freshly registered domain names to phishing campaigns looking to steal sensitive information from potential donors to Ukraine. Now, new research from email security firm Cyren looks into just how cr

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There's a long list of electric SUVs coming out this year. As more compact SUVs with electric drivetrains become available the choices will be harder to make. It's not just Tesla but Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Fisker, Mazda, Toyota... That's where the Volvo C40 Recharge comes in with a new type of car from Volvo — completely electric with no gas equivalent. It's a car made as an EV first and foremost.

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Hackers backed by North Korea's government exploited a critical Chrome zero-day in an attempt to infect the computers of hundreds of people working in a wide range of industries, including the news media, IT, cryptocurrency, and financial services, Google said Thursday. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-0609, was exploited by two separate North Korean hacking groups. Bo

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What did Luke Skywalker do after Return of the Jedi ? It’s a question fans had been thinking about for decades and, over the past few years, we’ve learned bits and pieces: a baby apprentice here , villainous nephew there , self-imposed exile , etc. A new book, however, promises to be the deepest dive into this story yet… Read more...

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Spontaneously generating reality is a messy affair. Our Big Bang, for example, unleashed a universe’s worth of energy and matter in an instant, then flung it omnidirectionally away at the speed of light as temperatures throughout the growing cosmos exceeded 1,000 trillion degrees Celsius in the first few nanoseconds of time’s existence. The following couple hundred million years, during which tim

Email Gated Raises•
If you aren’t drowning in email these days, you either don’t have an email account or you are a very young person who marketers haven’t discovered quite yet (they will!). To push back against the assault, a 10-month-old, Bay Area-based startup called Gated has emerged with an approach to help both overwhelmed email recipients and hopefully benefit society at large. The big idea: to force unknown

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It seems Google is testing a new drag-and-drop convenience feature in Chrome on Android, but you'll probably have to wait a while before trying it out.

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In hopes of protecting more people from climate change-fueled disasters, the United Nations is working on a global system to warn populations who are in the path of a storm or about to be hit by a heatwave or drought. The UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) aims to build a system within the next five years to… Read more...

Southwest Airlines doesn't offer Basic Economy. All of their fares all cancellation while retaining full credit towards a new ticket, and they do not charge for two checked bags. They promised not to take anything away from the lowest fares even as they rolled out a new, more expensive fare type . And that's exactly what they've done. Continue reading ...

Omicron Delta Covid•
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Enlarge / A 13-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH PREZIOSO ) So-called "natural immunity" against COVID-19 has always been a dodgy argument for avoiding vaccination during the pandemic. But amid omicron, natural immunity is clearly rubbish. Unvaccinated people who recover from an omicron coronavirus v

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Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC, to protest and mourn following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, during which 17 people were killed. Millions of other Americans joined in solidarity around the country. The collective moment morphed into a student and youth-led organization, March for Our Lives , which is still fighting for stronger gun r

Grimes Hipster Runoff•
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Grimes’ connections to hacking extend beyond a Cyberpunk 2077 cameo , apparently. Cybersecurity expert Jackie Singh and Pitchfork report the electropop star (aka Claire Boucher) confessed to hacking the culture blog Hipster Runoff in a Vanity Fair interview . She said she coordinated a distributed denial of service attack against the site in 2012 after its anonymous author Carles posted an allege

Polestar 2 Single US•
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Andrew Tarantola Contributor Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Ford is turning its EVs into video conference rooms with help from Cisco Cadillac will offer two new features to select Super Cruise drivers this summer Following the release of its dual-motor variant late last year, Polestar announced on Wednesday that the 270-mile long range, single-mot

Netflix Person Shooter•
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Streaming service Netflix is expanding its gaming lineup once again with the launch of two more titles, which went live on Tuesday. The new games are called “Shatter Remastered” and “This Is A True Story.” The two new titles are now available for iOS and Android users. Netflix also teased its first upcoming first-person shooter title called “Into the Dead 2: Unleashed.” The first new game, “Shatt

Samsung Galaxy A53•
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Following success in Asian markets, Samsung is boosting the reach of its popular Galaxy M Series with additional launches in multiple countries.

NASA Moon Lander Artemis•
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Bezos Bump After a lawsuit that was embarrassing for both NASA and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, it looks like his space company Blue Origin will get a chance to make its own Moon lander after all. Bill Nelson, administrator of NASA, announced on Wednesday that the agency would be moving forward with a second human lunar lander as part of the Artemis program to bring astronauts back to the Moon, acc

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Space Paella Who says astronaut food has to be made up of gross pouches of liquified sustenance? Celebrity Spanish chef José Andrés is partnering with Axiom Space to send a cornucopia of delicious dishes to the International Space Station on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon this spring, Food & Wine reports . The menu is made up of largely Spanish dishes, including paella, viewed by many as Spain’s nati

Uber New York City•
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New Yorkers looking to catch an Uber may soon find themselves sitting in the back of classic Yellow Cab. Read more...

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John Roach — the former chief of RadioShack parent company Tandy who later became one of the lead proponents of the personal computer — has died at 83, reported The New York Times . The Fort Worth native died in the city where he was raised, and no cause of death was given by his wife. As an employee of Tandy in the 70s, Roach convinced RadioShack executives to sell the TRS-80 , a desktop microco

Halo Master Chief Series•
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The cast of Halo talks about how the series expands on the lore of the video game.

Some cruise lines offer voyages in every corner of the world. Others are more focused in where they operate. Carnival Cruise Line , one of the world’s largest cruise brands, is firmly in the second category. Carnival is all about relatively short, affordable cruises from U.S. ports. You’ll find at least one of its ships sailing out of pretty much every major port city around the country, but it’s

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The best character in Aliens is getting her very own book. No, not Ripley. No, not the Queen Alien, though that would be cool . We’re talking of course about Private First Class Jenette Vasquez, 2nd Battalion Bravo Team in the United States Colonial Marine Corps. Read more...

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Omega style with Swatch pricing. It's no surprise watch fans are excited about the new MoonSwatch.

Apple iPhone Subscription•
Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple is working on a way for users to acquire iPhones as part of a subscription service, according to Bloomberg . The service could launch as soon as this year, but it could also arrive in early 2023. The new offering would fit neatly into Apple's ongoing efforts to emphasize recurring subscription revenue. That model has worked well for

Apple iPhone Subscription•
What if instead of buying your next iPhone or even spreading payments out for the nearly $1,000 device across multiple months, you leased it, like you would a car? Bloomberg is reporting this week that the Cupertino tech giant is investigating the possibility of launching yet another subscription service to stand alongside iCloud, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Fitness+. But instead of accessing dig

Chevy Chevrolet Equinox EV•
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Earlier this year, Chevy showed off an all-electric version of the Equinox at CES. We’re now getting our second sneak peek at the affordable, gorgeous EV in a short teaser video. Plus, Chevy is using a new Equinox logo to highlight the car’s switch from gas to electric power. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Neil deGrasse Tyson has serious doubts about whether human beings will ever actually travel to Mars -- at least when it comes to staying long-term.

Lapsus$ Microsoft Nvidia•
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A 16-year-old UK teen may be one of the masterminds behind Lapsus$, the hacking group that allegedly raked in millions and targeted major tech companies.

DirectStorage Seconds•
Enlarge / Microsoft's DirectStorage API makes a measurable, if minor, difference when it comes to loading PC games. (credit: Luminous Productions via The Verge ) Microsoft's DirectStorage API promises to speed up game-load times, both on the Xbox Series X/S and on Windows PCs (where Microsoft recently exited its developer-preview phase ). One of the first games to demonstrate the benefits of Dire

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A mosaic image packed with 83 million pixels is providing an unprecedented view of the Sun and its tumultuous outer atmosphere. Read more...

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Here’s a macabre question: how long can the brain continue to process information after being severed from its body? Do we actually see our lives flash before our eyes? And how long does it take to actually lose consciousness after such a catastrophic injury? Bangor University cognitive neuroscience professor Guillaume Thierry examines these questions in a fascinating new piece for The Conversati

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Hardcore gaming and the word “eco-friendly” don’t always go hand in hand. Razer, one of the most ubiquitous gaming lifestyle brands, is looking to change all that, in partnership with Conservation International . Razer recently met the first milestone in its environmental push, saving an astounding one million trees. To celebrate, Razer has released a new hoodie featuring Sneki Snek , the most ad

Do you have something you’re always forgetting to bring on your travels? For a while I was always forgetting to bring a purse on work trips—I always had a laptop bag, but who wants to carry that just to go out to dinner?—and I keep forgetting to bring a screwdriver when I go camping, to detach the little handle my… Read more...

Google Cloud customers will now be able to suspend their virtual machines (VMs) when not in use which will help lower their cloud spending. The software giant's cloud computing division has announced that its new Suspend/Resume feature for VMs is now generally available after launching in alpha several years ago. The new feature works in a similar way to closing the lid of your laptop or putting

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After investing heavily in Green Bonds, Apple is moving to use aluminum smelted without carbon emissions for future versions of the phone.

I’m undecided as to whether this is cool, ridiculous, or both. I will say, it’s more practical than Louis Vuitton’s $39,000 airplane bag … but not by much. Rimowa’s one bottle case Rimowa is known for its high quality (and pricey) hard shell luggage, and has a pretty loyal following. Over the years Rimowa has come out with some unique luggage pieces, though I’ve never seen anything quite like thi

If you ever feel the urge to search for private jet charters online, there’s a good chance you’ll come across Jettly. It’s essentially the Kayak of private jet flights . Jettly is an “open marketplace” private aviation booking platform that connects passengers directly to charter operators — no brokers or other middlemen. You can search for flights online and instantly get quotes from over 1,500

Batman B. Keoghan Joker•
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If you haven't seen The Batman , you might want to stay away from this deleted scene released by Warner Bros — spoilers ahead. In an interview with Variety after the film's release, director Matt Reeves talks about a cameo appearance that was originally meant to be bigger, featuring actor Barry Keoghan at Arkham Asylum. The deleted scene shows Keoghan as the Joker in full makeup (something Reeves

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Fans across the globe have been patiently waiting for this week. The week to celebrate all that is great in film and television. Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between, it’s Oscar week. Read more...

gregorygalloway : Lawrence Ferlinghetti (24 March 1919 - 22 February 2021)

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Only about 20% of the USPS' new trucks will be electric. But other big improvements are coming for their entire updated fleet by late 2023.

As the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy eliminating its fixed award chart in favor of a dynamic award pricing model is significant. Flexible Point Redemptions , as Marriott calls them, mean that award rates may more closely match cash rates in the near future. For members who want to use their points when cash prices are exorbitantly high, this massive award change isn’t goo

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With food costs rising, many people are contemplating starting a garden. This makes sense, since human beings have been growing their own food for thousands of years. The stuff just comes out of the ground and literally grows on trees. Gardening offers a lot of benefits: It can be spiritually and emotionally… Read more...

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks a “Show” button. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Omega Swatch MoonSwatch•
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You read that right, $260. Plus this playful take on the iconic Speedmaster comes in multiple colors and is made from the group’s Bioceramic material.

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In the future, you don’t own anything—maybe not even your iPhone or iPad. Read more...

April is nostalgia month at HBO Max, with the streamer premiering two new crime dramas that seem to be striving to recapture the grit, style, and cultural relevance of...a pair of old crime dramas. Read more...

Meghan Markle Spotify•
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Meghan Markle hasn't wasted much time setting expectations for her first Spotify podcast . As The Hollywood Reporter notes , Spotify has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex's initial series is Archetypes , an exploration of the "labels that try to hold women back." The teaser indicates Markle will hold "uncensored" discussions with historians and other experts as they explore the origins of stere

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If you’re tired of skyrocketing gas prices and are thinking about the benefits of an electric ride , chances are you’re not alone. But even though switching to an electric vehicle may seem like a no-brainer, there are some significant obstacles—including new problems caused by the conflict in Ukraine—facing the EV… Read more...

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Star Trek has always been about the power of unity and standing together, but as of late it’s been on a bit of a connective kick. Discovery ’s most recent season was a paean to reaching out and understanding each other to negotiate hardship, and even Picard ’s first season, when it finally decided what it was about ,… Read more...

Microplastics Blood•
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Researchers have detected microplastics in human blood for the first time ever — indicating that the plastic pollution crisis is growing more dire, expansive, and possibly dangerous than previously thought. The European scientists, who published a paper of their findings in the journal Environment International , took a look at blood samples from 22 healthy adult donors and discovered microplasti

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Emergency Protocols As war continues to rage in Ukraine after the Russian military launched a full-scale invasion of the country last month, the US government is quietly planning for the worst. The White House is especially worried that a frustrated Russian President Vladimir Putin might turn to chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons to tip the scales. Enter “The Tiger Team” — yes, that’s

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Apple is planning to release a subscription-based rental model for its hardware products, potentially as early as next year, according to reports.

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The old Gmail inbox is overflowing with agtech pitches, and frankly I only have myself to blame after bringing it up the last two newsletters (damn, just did it again, didn’t?). As for where this whole thing started? I blame the fact that spring officially sprung at precisely 11:33 AM ET in my home hemisphere. Flowers are blooming, birds and singing and we’re all thinking about how we might emplo

Polestar, the Swedish premium electric car maker jointly owned by Volvo, has announced a more affordable single-motor version of its impressive Polestar 2 EV is available today in the United States. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Since American Airlines introduced first checked bag fees in 2008, U.S. carriers have come up with creative ways to monetize everything from seat assignments to seat backs and tray tables . Whether they're advertising to passengers in the inflight entertainment or passing out credit card applications, there's little about the journey that isn't monetized. U.S. carriers have nothing on their India

NFT Nelson Mandela•
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Enlarge / GameStop branch in Munich, Germany on November 23, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) GameStop has refused to pay $30 million in fees to Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the consulting firm alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday . BCG said that GameStop has "unpaid fees of approximately $30,000,000" but added that the exact amount "is undetermined at this time" because GameStop executiv

Google Spotify Apple•
Enlarge / Let's see, you landed on my "Google Ads" space, and with three houses... that will be $1,400. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Hasbro) Google is once again not putting its foot down on big developers that refuse to use its in-app billing system. The Play Store always required developers to use Google Play's in-app billing system, but many big developers like Netflix and Spotify simply ignored the

Singapore VTL 2022•
SHIOK (noun); native slang used in Singapore to express pleasure, happiness and satisfaction. Forgive us for the language lesson, but there seemed no more fitting word to mark the news that from April 1, Singapore is to drop many of its COVID-19 travel restrictions, including quarantine and arrival tests for fully vaccinated visitors. The only remaining restriction left in place for the fully vac

Ola Acquire Avail Finance•
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Ola said on Thursday evening it has reached an agreement to acquire Avail Finance, a financial services startup that serves the blue-collar workforce, as the ride-hailing giant looks to expand its financial services offerings. The two startups did not disclose the terms of the deal. Avail Finance had raised about $38.5 million (including about $4.5 million in venture debt) across multiple rounds

Few topics in tech are more confusing or intimidating than crypto. The industry has attracted trillions in investment, but it can still be tough to even buy tokens or NFTs, let alone understand what these things actually do. As a result, crypto has courted a fairly controversial reputation among consumers, who are struggling to reconcile the views of optimists promising a new world order with the

Stephen Wilhite GIF•
Internet technology pioneer Stephen Wilhite passed away on March 14 from COVID-related complications. He was 74 and he leaves behind an incredible legacy, the GIF, a game-changer for the blossoming World Wide Web in the 1990s. Wilhite, who was interested in compression technology, created the GIF at his home in 1987. “I saw the format in my head and then started programming,” he told the New York

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While the Analogue Pocket sets a high bar for retro gaming experience, there are many alternatives to the Pocket that deliver quality and a dose of nostalgia.

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Some Galaxy S22 Ultra owners have been grappling with an annoying GPS issue for weeks, but unfortunately, there still isn't any fix in sight.

Google North Korean•
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Google's Threat Analysis Group announced on Thursday that it had discovered a pair of North Korean hacking cadres going by the monikers Operation Dream Job and Operation AppleJeus in February that were leveraging a remote code execution exploit in the Chrome web browser. The blackhatters reportedly targeted the US news media, IT, crypto and fintech industries, with evidence of their attacks going

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iFixit Apple Mac Studio•
Apple’s Mac Studio has been given the teardown treatment by iFixit, and the results aren’t half bad, although there is a sticking point in terms of the cooling solution and concerns around dust accumulation therein. As iFixit makes clear in its write-up , there are impressive elements to the design of the Mac Studio, and also some disappointments, leading to an overall repairability score of 6 ou

Southwest Wanna Get Away•
In the immortal words of Lenny Kravitz: I want to get away. At Southwest Airlines , passengers will soon be able to get away with a few extra perks. The carrier announced a new fare class today, dubbed “Wanna Get Away Plus,” offering a fourth option in its fare system just above the discounted — and relatively restrictive — “ Wanna Get Away ” fare. The new fare introduces three benefits above Wan

2021 Korey FoundEd•
Mimi Aboubaker Contributor Mimi Aboubaker is an entrepreneur and writer. In 2021, $330 billion in venture capital was deployed, and only 2% of that number went to companies founded only by women and 15.6% to teams with both women and men on their founding teams, according to PitchBook data . In my view, the correct statistic is about 18%, not 2% — as we should take into account deals that had mix

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Uday Akkaraju Contributor Uday Akkaraju is CEO of BOND.AI , a global fintech firm offering an AI suite for financial institutions. Money creates a chain reaction; the more you have, the more you can earn. But it can have an exponentially adverse effect if you don’t have it. This holds true for data as well. Vast amounts of information improve banks’ ability to support customers, but financial ins

Uber New York City•
If you can’t disrupt them, join them? Once poised to render the taxi system obsolete, Uber reached an agreement to list all New York City taxis on its app. Later this spring, New York City riders will be able to hail a cab right from their Uber apps, helping the company combat its driver shortage and rising fares. “Our partnerships with the taxi industry look different around the world and as we

Online scams are now an almost $7 billion “industry” according to the FBI. The Bureau’s annual Internet Crime Report states that fraudsters stole $6.9 billion from Americans during 2021, an increase of more than threefold, compared to the $2 billion stolen just two years ago. The figure is likely to be even bigger, given that the report bases its findings only on internet crime complaints filed d

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Problems with your internet connection can be frustrating to live with, and difficult to diagnose. It is possible that a problem with Winsock is responsible. Luckily, resetting Winsock is simple. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When this card came out it was the greatest frequent flyer thing since miles themselves. Chase Sapphire Preferred was (1) fast-earning [double points on travel and triple on dining] and (2) had valuable points that transferred to great partners. And the card was even considered a bit sexy. What happened? Continue reading ...

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Fans of Heather Fawcett’s YA and middle-grade books (including Even the Darkest Stars and The School Between Winter and Fairyland ) won’t be surprised to hear her adult debut, due out in January, keeps within that same fantastical vein —though its characters are early 20th century academics rather than kids on quests. Read more...

Prototype Atari Pong•
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Every piece of electronics goes through countless iterative prototypes before finding their way into consumers’ hands, but those prototypes are rarely seen by the general public. That’s what makes this prototype of an Atari Pong console so interesting; only two were ever created, and in a time before rapid prototyping… Read more...

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The Batman director Matt Reeves tweeted out that the film’s ARG viral website has released the extended prisoner scene that was cut from the film. In it we get a longer look at Barry Keoghan as the Joker. At this point it’s pretty obvious its him—following the series of puzzles participants in the Riddler’s games on… Read more...

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Apple's AirPods keep getting smaller, but a new technology detailed in a recent patent application suggests future AirPods might not even go in your ears


Apple deserves a ton of criticism for its product design. The company just can’t seem to sell a device that’s easily upgradeable or repairable, a problem that impacts both customers and the environment. But early criticisms of the Mac Studio’s non-upgradable, non-replaceable SSDs are rooted in assumptions, not facts. They’re just inaccurate. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Tiny Wiggles The Earth’s magnetic field is the result of charged particles getting trapped in a turbulent dance of convection currents deep below the surface. But according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , there may be method to the madness. A team led by Nicolas Gillet from the Grenoble Alpes University in France discovered that the planet

Dell XPS 15 17 Intel•
Enlarge / Dell XPS 17. (credit: Dell) Dell updated its largest XPS clamshells on Thursday to include the latest mobile chips from Intel. Now, 12th-gen " Alder Lake " chips are available in the 17- and 15.6-inch versions of the XPS. Both the XPS 17 and 15 now have options for an Intel Core i5-12500H or i7-12700H. The former has four performance cores (P-cores), eight efficiency cores (E-cores), an

Stephen Wilhite GIF•
As looping animations became a staple of the internet, the pronunciation of ‘GIF,’ short for graphics interchange format, was a frequent subject of debate.

Apple iPhone Subscription•
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Apple's iPhones and other devices have become increasingly expensive , and the company may be using alternative sales models to help soften the blow. Bloomberg sources claim Apple is developing a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware. Akin to the iPhone upgrade program , you'd pay a monthly fee rather than an up-front cost or financed instalments. You'd "likely" manage the subscr

USPS Electric DeJoy•
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Despite previously saying that it would only order 5,000 all-electric models of its next-gen postal truck, today the USPS announced that it's doubling that figure to just over 10,000. Produced by Oshkosh Defense, the NGDV (Next Generation Delivery Vehicle) is slated to become the new workhorse of the USPS, with the first batch of trucks scheduled to hit the road sometime in 2023. And as part of t

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Running a restaurant requires a lot of hard work—hard work that’s only gotten harder in recent years with rising labor costs, supply chain difficulties, and the impact of a little thing known as the global pandemic, aka the Era of Staying Home and Learning How to Make Your Own Bread and Fancy Meals. And all of this is… Read more...

Seven London Lapsus$•
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Police in the United Kingdom have arrested seven people over suspected connections to the Lapsus$ hacking group, which has in recent weeks targeted tech giants including Samsung , Nvidia , Microsoft and Okta . In a statement given to TechCrunch, Detective Inspector Michael O’Sullivan from the City of London Police said: “The City of London Police has been conducting an investigation with its part

April Community Day•
The Pokémon Go April Community meet-up has been revealed, and Niantic has a lot in store for the upcoming in-person event. Taking place on April 23 across three hours, the next Pokémon Go Community Day will introduce a new pocket monster to the game, an event bundle, and the usual slate of bonus buffs. As the event's official blog post details, Fighting Pokémon Stufful is making its debut as part

From Amazon to Delta , we’ve seen a lot of great Amex Offers lately. Today, we’ve found another great offer for those booking their next vacation: $80 off a $200 or more JetBlue purchase. TPG staff members have seen this offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card , but you might find it on other cards as well. You can find Amex Offers on the A

Monopolon NFL Jacksfilms•
51Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / Players selling tools like this can be hard to discourage with anything short of technical protections or legal action. SAN FRANCISCO—If you're a developer of an online game, you're probably used to treating cheaters like vermin that need to be exterminated in order to maintain the health of your game. But Clint Sereday and Nemanja Mulasmajic—Riot Games alumni and co-founders of anti-ta

SlashGear / 6h
Enter the VW Corrado, a sleeker and sportier Golf sold in two generations with a few quirks and a surprising amount of potential for performance.

Engadget / 6h
Atari is celebrating its 50th anniversary with some smoking new kicks. The venerated gaming company announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with sustainable footwear maker, Cariuma. The collection will feature five designs atop two of Cariuma's most popular sneaker styles, the Chuck Taylor-esque OCA Low and the Vans-adjacent Catiba Pro. The Catiba Pros retail for $98 and will come in black

Reddit is exploring the idea of bringing more user-generated video content to its online discussion forums, the company has confirmed. Not much has yet been determined about this potential new video feature — which hasn’t been launched into testing, we should note. But we understand it may involve the use of TikTok-like video editing tools including, most notably, the ability for people to “react

Zoom Twitch•
If you're looking to liven up your next business Zoom meeting, the company has now revealed that users will be able to livestream video directly to popular online streaming platform Twitch . In a blog post announcing a whole host of new upgrades and features, the video conferencing giant said that call hosts will now be able to livestream their meeting or webinar to Twitch directly, rather than m

Gizmodo / 6h
A young man’s persistent hiccups were a sign of a far scarier health problem, according to a recent case report from doctors in India. The man turned out to have an aggressive brain tumor, one that had started to cause pressure on his brain. After he received cancer treatment, though, his hiccups began to subside. Read more...

Spotify 2021 Last Year•
The Swedish streaming company also reveals it handed out $7bn to the music industry last year.

uwmspeccoll : A Mighty-billed Bewick Feathursday This week we return to the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick from volume 2, “History and Description of Water Birds,” of Bewick’s famous 2-volume set, A History of British Birds . Our copy is the 1826 edition (the 1st edition was published in 1797, with the volume on water birds appearing in 1804) printed in Newcastle, England, by Edward Walker . Th

58Mashable / 6h
Debates over whether or not video games can be considered art feel like a thing of the distant past. Yet it took until 2022 for Peabody — one of the most prestigious curators of excellent storytelling in entertainment, documentary, journalism, podcasting, arts, and more — to begin officially recognizing the medium through its own designated category. "As an institution, Peabody probably should ha

Parenting can be a full-contact sport, from the early days of trying to prevent your toddler from falling off playground equipment to tending to your teenager’s busted elbow after they (unsuccessfully) attempt a new skateboard trick. As much as you try to keep your kids in one piece, there is going to be blood—and… Read more...

500+Gizmodo / 6h
Lego has finally realized that the only thing adult collectors like more than building a detailed model is displaying it on a shelf and then standing back and admiring it from afar . So the latest addition to the toy maker’s Star Wars collection is a series of dioramas that are the perfect build and display models. Read more...

Google FDA Fitbit Heart•
Engadget / 6h
Following a large-scale virtual health study, Google has submitted Fitbit's passive heart rate monitoring algorithm for review by the US Food and Drug Administration. The study, which went live in May 2020 , was open to all US Fitbit users over the age of 22, and it was designed to test how accurately the device could detect atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm. The system uses photople

Alaska Boeing Airbus•
300+The Points Guy / 7h
Alaska Airlines said Thursday that it was accelerating its plans to simplify its fleet, becoming an all-Boeing operator at the mainline level by the end of 2023 and sticking entirely with Embraer E-175 jets at regional subsidiary Horizon Air . The update came ahead of an investor conference the airline planned to hold in New York City. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free biwee

Nintendo Wii Dsi Shop•
SlashGear / 7h
The Wii and DSi eShops went offline without an explanation over a week ago and now Nintendo has finally broken its silence to tell us why.

If you’d like to keep an eye on how much battery life you have left in your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, you can quickly see the battery percentage remaining. Here are two ways to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It’s a move that may soon make it easier (and cheaper) for New York City passengers looking to catch a ride amid a driver shortage and rising gas prices. Riders will have access to yellow cabs on the Uber app starting later this year, the tech company confirmed to TPG. The change could also mean that the skyrocketing costs for the ride-hailing service might start to come down. For more TPG news d

FBI Russian Washington•
200+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) The FBI’s latest counterintelligence operation against Russia is hardly secretive—you just have to be standing in the right place. In the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the FBI stepped up its recruiting efforts in the US, hoping to attract Russians who are dissatisfied or disillusioned with the war. People

Beer coolers on wheels represent a debate over who belongs and who doesn’t in our shared spaces.

23How-To Geek / 7h
LEGO has announced three new Star Wars diorama sets that recreate some of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy. From the famous Death Star trench run to some Jedi training grounds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you enjoy trying new dishes with bold, delicious flavors, you might have noticed a pattern: recipes rarely tell you to toss garlic in a dish first. But why is that? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Capital One COE V. Seats•
Credit card issuers try to engage with cardmembers in all kinds of ways, and Capital One has just launched its latest initiative along those lines (complementing the recent launch of Capital One Dining ). While this was first announced yesterday, the platform is live as of today, and has the potential to be something that cardmembers value. The basics of Capital One Entertainment Capital One has

75Futurism / 7h
A much beloved comet flew a little too close to the Sun and appears to have disintegrated during its closest approach — an apt metaphor, and appropriate end, for the space snowball. The comet, dubbed Leonard, was first discovered on January 3 of last year by a senior research specialist at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory named Gregory Leonard. At the time, it was as far

If Bluetooth used to cause your Windows 10 computer to crash and greet you with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), you’re in luck, as Microsoft has now issued a fix. Some users (mostly enterprise customers) started experiencing crashes ever since they installed the January KB5009596 cumulative update. Now, Microsoft pushed the optional KB5011543 Preview cumulative update. Optional, it would

Microplastics Blood•
100+Gizmodo / 7h
New evidence indicates that tiny bits of plastics can reach our bloodstream. A small study detected microplastics in about 80% of the people tested. For now, the health implications of this exposure are still unclear. Read more...

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. It’s easy to think of points and miles as a variant of Monopoly money. To some, they’re easy to throw around and spend nonchalantly; they can almost seem ethereal. To others, travel rewards can be easy to hoard . They are a form of currency, after all — and we can become as stingy with our reservoir of points as we a

51Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / Yes, this 917 is wearing license plates. (credit: Icon Engineering) The UK is known for plenty of things, but it's not all fish and chips and dodgy Russian oligarch money. It's also surprisingly permissive when it comes to registering vehicles for public roads. Thanks to a process called "Individual Vehicle Approval," it's possible to road-register cars that would likely be met with exa

If you’re interested in spending more time in the yard this summer, but need to increase your shaded areas to make it more cool and comfortable, a shade sail might be for you. Unlike a roof, a shade sail is intended to let air circulate through it while providing a cooler spot. Shade sails are also removable, making… Read more...

One of the best investments aspiring or freshly minted early-stage startup founders can make is attending TechCrunch Early Stage . Seriously, there’s no hype here. At this one-day founder-focused summit, which takes place in San Francisco on April 14, you’ll learn the best practices across the range of essential startup building skills from seasoned founders, investors and a plethora of subject-m

500+Gizmodo / 7h
Notorious U.S. facial recognition technology from Clearview AI is now being used to identify deceased soldiers fallen on the battlefield. Read more...

The Digital Markets Act is the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

London Seven Lapsus$ BBC•
Engadget / 7h
Authorities are quickly cracking down on the Lapsus$ hacking group that allegedly compromised Microsoft and Okta . BBC News reports City of London Police have arrested seven people aged 16 to 21 over connections to Lapsus$. The police didn't name the older people facing charges, but said they'd been released "under investigation." More details appear to have surfaced around one of the leaders. A

Microsoft is preparing an update for collaboration platform Teams that should help users maximize the impact of their presentations. As explained in a new entry in the Microsoft 365 product roadmap, Microsoft Teams users will soon benefit from new controls for presenter mode that allow for the video feed to be resized and repositioned. “Presenter mode video controls enable presenters to move and

DICE Battlefield 2042•
Battlefield 2042 has not been in a good state since it launched late last year. Among a host of technical bugs and game-spoiling glitches, players have fled from DICE’s competitive multiplayer shooter, which at one point dipped below the player count of its nine-year-old predecessor Battlefield 4 . But it won’t just be series fans leaving the game any longer, as content has started to be rolled b

Windows 11 has an Easter egg where you can spin the Settings cog in certain parts of the interface. The nifty spinning animation was highlighted by The Verge , who reported on the ability to do this in the Notepad app after a denizen of Reddit posted about it. Further additions to that Reddit thread include the observation that the ability is also present in the new Task Manager, at least in the

Oscar Isaac Moon Knight•
Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis has suggested that the superpowered vigilante could appear in any number of upcoming Marvel projects. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar, Curtis revealed that Moon Knight 's supernatural leaning doesn't necessarily mean that he'll team up with Blade and other similarly positioned heroes to form the Midnight Sons. Marvel Studios is pressing ahead with a n

histsciart : Happy Feathursday! Eurasian spoonbill ( Platalea leucorodia ). SciArt by Elizabeth Gould and John Gould for The Birds of Europe , Vol. 4 (1837). View more in the Biodiversity Heritage Library with thanks to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives for digitizing.

100+Gizmodo / 7h
Nova, Nova, Nova. For years, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been asking the studio to bring in the cosmic superhero known as Nova . And now, it seems it’s finally happening. Read more...

36Gizmodo / 7h
NASA has announced plans to develop a second lunar lander for the upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon. The space agency will solicit proposals from U.S. companies, with a target date for delivery within the next four to five years. Read more...

Growing your own food is immensely satisfying—but only when you get a crop that’s delicious, plentiful, or definitely worth the effort. It’s a different story when you’ve spent all summer doting on a single eggplant that turns out to not even be that good. To know where to focus your gardening efforts, here are the… Read more...

HBO Max Shuffle 45•
HBO Max is introducing a new “shuffle” button for select TV shows on its platform, the company announced this week. The new button started rolling out globally on Tuesday and is only available on the desktop version of the streaming service. The new feature shuffles episodes from a specific TV show. For example, if you want to watch “Friends,” but don’t know which episode to watch, you can use th

Mozilla MDN Plus Developer•
Mozilla today launched MDN Plus , a paid subscription product on top of the existing (and recently re-designed ) Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), one of the web’s most popular destinations for finding documentation and code samples related to web technologies like CSS, HTML and JavaScript. The new subscription offering will introduce features like notifications , collections (think lists of artic

iFixit Apple Mac Studio•
Engadget / 7h
The Mac Studio's storage isn't quite as set in stone as you might think, although you'll want to keep your expectations in check. iFixit has conducted a teardown of Apple's pro desktop that suggests you can replace the SSD module in limited circumstances. The company managed to swap the drive with one of the same capacity (from another Mac Studio) by using Apple's Configurator app to perform a DF

VAT 12.5% UK Hospitality•
The cost of a U.K. vacation is set to soar next month as the VAT rate for the hospitality industry jumps just in time for Easter. Travelers are already feeling the pinch of rising travel bills as the tourism industry scrabbles to recoup its losses after a biting pandemic, and fuel prices also soar . Sign up for our daily newsletter for more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox. And on Ap

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SlashGear / 8h
The new Apple Mac Studio squeezes a whole lot of performance into its tiny footprint. Question is, has Apple left any room for upgrades?

I recently wrote about the rules surrounding selling airline miles . Generally speaking it violates the terms of airline frequent flyer programs to buy & sell miles, but it’s not illegal. Along similar lines, I think it’s worth discussing airline mileage brokers, which is a pretty big underground industry. I get questions from readers all of the time about whether it’s safe to do business with th

NFX Captain Raises•
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Repairing a home that’s been destroyed in a hurricane, tornado, flood or fire can take quite a while, displacing homeowners during that time. Captain founder and CEO Demetrius Gray noted that following storms, like the Katrina and Sandy hurricanes, the average primary recovery period was 14 months. Smaller storms can still take up to five months for financing and repairs to be completed as the ho

23How-To Geek / 8h
You may be surprised to learn that Android is the most popular operating system on the planet—even bigger than Windows. That makes it a target for malicious attacks. But do you actually need antivirus apps on your Android phone? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

28How-To Geek / 8h
The humble GIF file has been with us for a long time. Sadly, the creator of the GIF, computer scientist Steve Wilhite, passed away in March 2022. In honor of him and his contribution, we hope you enjoy these facts and think about him the next time you fire off an animated GIF in a group chat. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

100+Gizmodo / 8h
With all the video game shows and films we’re expected to get in the near future, not many have the strange baggage that the TV adaptation of Halo does. Microsoft’s flagship shooter was first announced to be getting the TV treatment back in 2013, and has been in development for nearly a full decade—which is to say… Read more...

The global app market hasn’t yet peaked, according to the latest analysis of the iOS and Android app ecosystem out this week. Global app downloads reached 37 billion in the first quarter of 2022 across iOS and Google Play, up 11% year-over-year according to a report from ( formerly known as App Annie). The largest markets for app downloads in the quarter were India, the U.S. and Brazil, w

It’s deal time for cruisers traveling with kids. But you’ve got to act fast. The world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean , is out today with a promotion that brings free cruises for children up to the age of 12. But it expires at the end of next week. Under the terms of the offer, children up to the age of 12 can sail for free when accompanying two paying passengers in the same cabin. For mo

1KFuturism / 8h
Charles Bolden recalls that he and his wife were driving on a road outside of Pasadena, Texas when they saw a giant billboard emblazoned with a menacing message : “Welcome to Pasadena, Heart of the Ku Klux Klan.” The year was 1980. Bolden had just been selected by NASA to become an astronaut, so his family moved to the Houston area to be near the Johnson Space Center. While he and his wife had bo

Futurism / 8h
Today’s solar panels make the dream of free power from the sun a practical reality, but they need to be combined with one of the best solar generators to provide manageable power, and to continue delivering electricity after dark. There are many different solar generators available. They vary from highly portable models that can run your personal devices while camping, to those that can supply hi

93Futurism / 8h
Top Secret Name a better duo than the US government and hiding secrets about UFOs. We’ll wait. While the Pentagon has in recent years started trickling out documents acknowledging its interest in unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) — its rebranded term for good old fashioned “UFOs” — much of it has been redacted due to its sensitive nature. However, what the releases do reveal can be intriguing.

SlashGear / 8h
Scientists seek to transform astronaut sewage and CO2 from Mars' atmosphere into hydrocarbons.

Souls Elden Ring•
Elden Ring has a bit of a reputation on PC already as being kind of a technical mess . We've covered it extensively, but the long and short of it is that the game doesn't support high refresh rates, ultrawide aspect ratios, and is prone to frame drops. None of this is ideal, with especially the latter issue causing problems in a game that's already so difficult. But you know what? I don't care ab

If you’re a marketer, educator, or an aspiring YouTuber, video editing skills are paramount. Low budgets and quick turnarounds shouldn’t stop you from keeping your audience engaged and wanting more, either. The fact is, most of us don’t have the budget to hire a dedicated professional, nor the time to learn and conquer complex editing software. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The internet isn’t a one-way street. You may spend most of your time downloading or streaming content, but you also need to upload data when joining a video call, sharing files, or gaming. Reasonable upload speeds help define a “fast” internet connection, but frustratingly, Spectrum doesn’t tell customers its upload speeds during the signup process. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’ve been waiting for the OnePlus 10 Pro to launch in the United States or other regions, the wait is almost over. While the phone arrived back in January for those in China, the company is finally reading to release its flagship phone elsewhere. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Microsoft Cybersecurity•
Microsoft is expanding its cybersecurity skilling campaign to cover a total of 23 countries. In a blog post by Kate Behncken, the company’s Vice president and lead of Microsoft Philanthropies, the company said it expects there to be 3.5 million open cybersecurity jobs globally by 2025, representing a 350% jump. To tackle the problem, Microsoft is expanding its cybersecurity skill campaign, curren

Web hosting provider HostPapa has expanded its cloud offerings by acquiring Cloud 9 Hosting. Founded in 2007, Cloud 9 Hosting provides managed cloud hosting services to small and medium businesses by bringing critical accounting and tax applications into the cloud, including the likes of QuickBooks , Sage, Drake Tax and LaCerte Tax. "We are excited to be part of the growing HostPapa team," said M

One Bank Credit Card•
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Bank of America Travel Rewards card overview The no-annual-fee Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card has the potential to be a solid flat-rate card if you are a member of the Preferred Rewards program . However, without the Preferred Rewards earning bonus, the card falls short compared to other flat-rate cards on the market. Ca

Mashable / 8h
A strange, recent side effect of spending too much time on TikTok: Learning how to make brownies. That's because users are spamming comment sections on videos with a brownie recipe. And the thing is, it's not exactly clear why people are doing, just that they are. Sometimes trends are trends just copycatting, and that seems to be what we're working with here. It's just annoying to do, so people a

I like to knit, sew, and do assorted crafts. So, for a long time, I was a big fan of the Jo-Ann flyers that would come in the mail. There would always be at least one really valuable coupon, giving you 40% off any full price item, which I would usually save for a big cut of fabric. But you couldn’t use it if your… Read more...

Uber New York City•
The ride-hailing giant is teaming up with two taxi technology companies in New York City.

100+The Points Guy / 8h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new bonuses. Whether you’re just getting into award travel or already have dozens of different accounts, odds are there are at least a handful of programs you’ve yet to join. If you play your cards right, you can score additional bonuses simply by signing up (and sometimes completing your first qualifying activity). These are separat

100+Gizmodo / 8h
For two weeks between March 26 and April 10, four of Satoshi Kon’s most acclaimed films will be available to stream, for free, online. The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, and the National Museum of Asian Art are co-presenting a retrospective event in honor of the influential… Read more...

Ukraine Clearview Russian•
This is today’s edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Ukraine claims it’s using facial recognition to identify dead Russian soldiers Ukraine has started using facial recognition technology to identify dead Russian soldiers, a senior government official has claimed. Mykhailo Fedorov, vice prime minister of Ukraine

72SlashGear / 8h
SpaceX may have won NASA's contract for a lunar lander, but the US space agency has surprised observers by calling for new designs for the Artemis mission

30TechCrunch / 8h
TechCrunch Live is coming to Austin, Texas. Not physically, though — maybe next year! On April 6, TechCrunch Live is recording a special episode focused on Austin startups and investors. It’s free. Please register here to get your invite to Hopin where you’ll be able to ask the speakers questions, network with other attendees and talk to TechCrunch staff. The episode is going to be great. Keith M

London Seven Lapsus$ BBC•
Police say they've arrested seven teenagers as part of their investigation into a hacking group.

Epic Fortnite Ukraine•
Video game developers, publishers and players come together to raise millions for Ukraine.

Activision Blizzard•
Engadget / 8h
Activision has been served another lawsuit over harassment at the company . As Bloomberg Law and Game Developer report, an anonymous woman still working at Activision Blizzard has sued the game developer in a Los Angeles court for allegedly enabling sexual harassment and discrimination. The company also retaliated against her when she shared her experiences at a December 2021 press conference, ac

FromSoftware Elden Ring•
At the time of this writing, Elden Ring has sold more than 12 million copies , putting it in the rarified ranks of the top-selling video games normally dominated by massive mainstream franchises like Call of Duty , Grand Theft Auto , and Madden . That’s an impressive feat for FromSoftware—a development studio whose… Read more...

While the web is a wonderful thing, there are those who want to take advantage of users through deceptive design choices or "dark patters". The Web Foundation's Tech Policy Design Lab is working on some ideas to help reduce these practices, including by producing a portfolio of UX and UI website builder tools that can be used in place of deceptive practices. "Everything we do online is influenced

The company has held hundreds of meetings with workers to discourage them from supporting a union in two upcoming elections.

21How-To Geek / 9h
You can install Windows 11 on a supported device by downloading and using the ISO file that’s available on Microsoft’s official website. To do this, you’re going to need a flash drive and meet certain requirements. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NZXT released its lightweight and customizable Lift Gaming Mouse in March 2022, featuring four macro mappable buttons and a range of RGB lighting options. But with a vast sea of competition at this price point, NZXT’s mouse doesn’t quite stay afloat. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple iPad Air 2022•
Apple's entry-level line of iPads hasn't seen a significant redesign since the iPad 2 in 2011, but finally - finally - we might see a new look for this affordable tablet. The Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) have released a quarterly report which includes discussion of future Apple products, in particular the new iPad for 2022 . Apparently, this upcoming tablet will see a redesign to bring

We love big, round numbers here in hardware land. Hitting one million of anything is an impressive feat, let alone one million $399 smart rings . It’s too soon to suggest that Oura has permanently transformed the wearables space, but in a time when things have calcified around the smartwatch form factor — and one specific smartwatch in particular — it’s worth noting when a startup arrives on the

Viasat Ukraine Europe•
400+Ars Technica / 9h
Enlarge (credit: bjdlzx | Getty Images) More than 22,000 miles above Earth, the KA-SAT is locked in orbit. Traveling at 7,000 miles per hour, in sync with the planet’s rotation, the satellite beams high-speed Internet down to people across Europe. Since 2011, it has helped homeowners, businesses, and militaries get online. However, as Russian troops moved into Ukraine during the early hours of Fe

300+Mashable / 9h
The fact that screen legend Nicolas Cage has never played Dracula is a travesty, but it's a mistake that will soon be amended. Cage plays the world's most iconic vampire in the upcoming horror-comedy Renfield , which also stars Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina, and Ben Schwartz. People obtained exclusive images of Cage on set in New Orleans that show off his spiffy all-red Dracula ensemble, complete wit

400+Gizmodo / 9h
Way back in 2001, Star Trek fans were delighted to receive a director’s cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture , with enhanced visual effects, on DVD. For a film that director Robert Wise originally felt was rushed to theaters—and definitely had incomplete visual effects—the remasters version of the movie was a godsend.… Read more...

500+The Points Guy / 9h
As the situation in Ukraine intensifies , governments around the world are continuing to place heavy sanctions on Russia while businesses and major brands, such as McDonald’s, Coca Cola and Starbucks, are stopping activity in the country. Major hotel chains including Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG and Accor are also making public statements about Russia, which invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and their

United MileagePlus has seen changes and devaluations over the years , but MileagePlus miles remain a powerful airline currency for both international and domestic award tickets. In addition to offering some great redemption options and fun routes (such as the Island Hopper ), there’s also the program’s famous Excursionist Perk , which allows a free stopover on round-trip international tickets. Re

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. United Club Infinite Card overview The United Club Infinite Card is the ideal card for United lounge access — bar none. For any loyal United flyer who spends a significant amount of money with the airline each year, this card would make a great addition to your wallet. And with a limited-time welcome offer of 120,000

29Lifehacker / 9h
Alcohol has its time and place. Most of former are with friends (although a solo wine night is dreamy), and most of the latter are in a glass or, occasionally, a saucepan. Yet while imbibing spirits and cooking with a splash of wine are wonderfully traditional, baking with booze doesn’t get enough attention. This is… Read more...

Apple Carbon Iphone•
Engadget / 9h
Apple likes to flaunt its ability to save metal , and now it's reducing the environmental impact of the metal itself. The company says the latest iPhone SE is the first product made from "commercial-purity" low-carbon aluminum at industrial scale. Montreal, Canada-based Elysis has produced a batch for Apple using a carbon-free, hydropower-based smelting process that outputs oxygen rather than gre

Apple Credit Kudos•
Apple has acquired Credit Kudos, a London-based banking startup that offers APIs for lenders. The Block reports that the deal closed earlier this week and was valued at around $150 million/£114 million. A terms of use page on Credit Kudos' website now includes the line: "Credit Kudos is a subsidiary of Apple." In a statement, Apple said: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time,

Techniques from computer science may help explain the tendency in biology for structures to repeat themselves.

Elden Ring makes cooperative play unnecessarily clunky. Whether you’re looking to play online with your friends or random Tarnished, here’s what you need to know about summoning, effigies, required items, and multiplayer passwords in Elden Ring. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A drip coffee maker is, arguably, one of the simplest ways to make coffee. You can program many of them to brew first thing in the morning, and they’ll even keep the pot warm for a few hours. But when it comes to actually making the coffee, how many scoops should you put in there? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Instacart 15-Minute•
Few companies caught as much of a COVID tailwind as U.S. grocery-delivery giant Instacart. Reporting indicates Instacart’s 2020 revenues roughly tripled to around $1.5 billion. That epic pace of growth helped the company raise a series of large, high-priced financing rounds. In June 2020, Instacart raised $225 million at a $13.7 billion valuation . A month later, the company added another $100 mi

Uber New York City•
Engadget / 9h
Uber has struck a deal that will soon allow folks in New York City to hail yellow cabs through its app. The city's 14,000 taxi drivers will be able to accept fares from Uber users through apps like Curb and Arro . This is Uber's first citywide partnership of this nature in the US. It expects the integrations to be up and running this spring. Passengers will pay around the same as they would for U

Singapore VTL 2022•
Among countries that initially took a zero-tolerance approach toward coronavirus, Singapore has been leading the way when it comes to reopening. The country launched a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) concept in the fall of 2021, whereby vaccinated travelers from select countries could visit Singapore when taking a dedicated flight, in conjunction with testing. We’ve seen this concept modified multip

bibliolectors : Los libros siempre son un punto de apoyo (ilustración de Lori McNee)

52SlashGear / 9h
The single-motor Polestar 2 may not have the same power as the dual-motor version but it's still packed with attractive features.

The world was shocked last May when a Southwest Airlines passenger attacked a flight attendant, chipping her teeth, bruising her and sending her to the hospital for stitches after being asked “to fasten her seat belt, stow her tray table and wear her face mask properly.” Vyvianna Quinonez was charged for her violent behavior on board that San Diego-bound flight on May 22, 2021. She pled guilty. B

Dell XPS 15 17 Intel•
Engadget / 9h
It’s a refresh those with an eye on Dell’s XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops have waiting to get their hands on for a while, and it’s now available . Starting today, you can configure both computers with Intel’s latest 12th-generation Core H-series CPUs . Announced at the start of this year, the company’s new processors combine performance and low-power efficiency cores onto a single chip. In theory, the

27Lifehacker / 9h
What is the United States anyway? Sure, it’s a nation made up of 50 states that covers a good deal of a continent. But as my fifth grade social studies textbook would have you believe, it’s also made up of a righteous people with a common history and a shared set of beliefs and ideals that include truth, justice, and… Read more...

TechCrunch / 10h
Hold your horses, er, unicorns, folks. Time is running out on a serious savings opportunity. We refer, of course, to early-bird pricing on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 , which takes place in-person on May 18-19 in San Mateo, California, with an online component on May 20. Why wouldn’t you act now to save $300 on this two-day, programming-packed summit spanning the full spectrum of mobilit

Air purifiers provide you with a healthy living space as they clean the air around you. They monitor air quality and eliminate odor to ensure you’re always breathing fresh air. Check out our recommended list of purifiers to find the best one for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

AMD Radeon 6400 2 DIY•
AMD could unleash a new RDNA 2 budget GPU , an RX 6400 card which might arrive as soon as April, according to the latest speculation. You may recall that the RX 6400 graphics card has already been launched by Team Red at the start of 2022, but as an OEM-only GPU, meaning that AMD is just supplying them to system builders, and you can only get one in a prebuilt PC (or resold, perhaps). However, th

Twitter DM Search Messages•
TechCrunch / 10h
Twitter is rolling out the option for users to search for specific messages in their DMs, the company announced in a tweet. Up until now, you could only search your DMs for the names of people or group chats. With this new update, you can use the search bar to find specific messages using keywords. The new search experience is available in the iOS and Android apps, and on the web. The company sha

Gizmodo / 10h
New The Last of Us set pictures give us a glimpse at the game’s stars in the flesh. Netflix confirms its Pacific Rim anime will return for a second and final time next month. Plus, a familiar face returns on The Flash , and a look at The Hardy Boys ’ season 2. Spoilers, away! Read more...

New Form Ice Earth•
100+Futurism / 10h
Ice Man Cometh Science can do almost anything these days — including apparently creating a new type of ice. Which, for the record, is approximately the plot of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1971 novel “Cat’s Cradle.” A new paper published in the Physics Review B journal details how scientists from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (UNLV) created a new type of frozen H2O molecule by putting a special form o

Engadget / 10h
Despite the pandemic shuttering offices and upending commutes across the nation for more than two years, America’s roads and bridges remain critical to its economic and social well being, acting as a circulatory system for goods and people. But like the ticker found in your average American, our transportation system could stand more routine checkups and maybe a few repavings if it wants to still

Gizmodo / 10h
It’s been a while since I’ve suggested a Motorola flagship to folks, and I’m not sure its latest release, the Edge+, will change that. On paper, the Motorola Edge+ has all the specifications and capabilities of its competition, namely the Samsung Galaxy S22. But spend a moment with the phone, and it’s immediately… Read more...

Lifehacker / 10h
Not entirely unlike Inside Out a few years back, the new Pixar film Turning Red stars a character confronting her own adolescence and the physical and emotional horrors of puberty. Without going into depressing detail, it has generated controversy for a number of truly dumb reasons . Read more...

Omega Swatch MoonSwatch•
21Gizmodo / 10h
In 1962, Walter Schirra was the first astronaut to wear an Omega chronograph watch in space during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission. The company’s watches were also worn during the first spacewalks, but most notably, an Omega Speedmaster Professional was worn when astronauts took their first steps on the moon. It’s since… Read more...

Engadget / 10h
Don't worry if you've wanted a 12.9-inch iPad Pro but have been put off by the official price —the tablet is considerably closer to Earth. Amazon is selling the M1-based WiFi model with 128GB of storage for a new all-time low price of $950 after you attach an instant coupon at checkout, or $149 less than usual. The 512GB version is back to a best-ever $1,299 price (down from $1,399) if you need m

We still don’t know for certain who the people behind the Lapsus$ hacking group are, but some cybersecurity researchers think they have a pretty good idea. An investigation by Bloomberg claims that Lapsus$ counts just seven members, with the mastermind behind the whole operation allegedly being a teenage boy from the UK. The alleged ringleader is either 16 or 17 years of age, and lives with his m

Unleash Open Europe•
34TechCrunch / 10h
As developers build new features into software, they have to be sure that the new functionality doesn’t break what’s already there. So they often will roll it out slowly and see what happens using a technique of placing feature flags in the code. This is a proven way of controlling the rollout, but it requires another level of management. That’s where Oslo-based Unleash comes in. “Unleash is a fe

30TechCrunch / 10h
John Borthwick Contributor John Borthwick is the founder and CEO of betaworks , has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for more than two decades and is leading the COVID-19 Tech Task Force . More posts by this contributor Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 Ron Conway Contributor Kameka Dempsey Contributor Andrew McL

SlashGear / 10h
The programmer responsible for the popular image format died of COVID-19.

82Gizmodo / 10h
A team of geophysicists recently strung a large wire loop from a helicopter and flew over Yellowstone National Park in order to see its hidden underground networks. They managed to collect a trove of data that highlighted electrical and magnetic properties of the water and earth under the park, as well as how the hot… Read more...

The Pokémon Unite Championship Series March Finals will soon be upon us. This weekend, teams from across 10 regions will compete for tournament points, entry into next month’s Finals, and a place in the 2022 World Championships. 16 teams from each region will be going head-to-head, fighting to keep their place in the tournament and to win cash prizes. The four finalists from last month’s regional

Spin Lyft App US 60•
Engadget / 10h
Lyft users in 60 markets across the US will soon be able to access another transit option in the app: Spin scooters. Folks in Nashville can find and rent a Spin scooter via Lyft starting today. The option will be available in 13 more cities in April: Phoenix; Detroit; Cleveland; Pittsburgh; Salt Lake City; Providence, RI; Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, NC; Fort Collins, Colo.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; K

Motorola Edge+ Samsung•
Mashable / 10h
It’s hard to stand out in the premium smartphone market. To compete with the Galaxy S22s and iPhone 13s of the world, you need the flashiest display, the longest-lasting battery, or some other out-of-this-world feature. The new Moto Edge+, launching March 24, comes so close. Its 6.7-inch display, complete with a 144Hz refresh rate, will have all of your apps, videos, and games looking fresh as he

Mashable / 10h
Sony Interactive Entertainment unveiled a humanoid robot, EVAL-03, at a robotics exhibit in Tokyo.

Motorola Edge+ Samsung•
29Wired / 10h
This flagship Android smartphone is ok, but it's missing some features for it to cost this much.

100+Wired / 10h
Shooting with Leica’s M11 digital rangefinder underscores how technology has all but removed human ability from the process of taking a picture.

60Wired / 10h
Equal parts soul-searching and sci-fi, the movie takes the idea of the multiverse to emotional and logical extremes.

31TechCrunch / 10h
Shared micromobility company Bird is launching a limited pilot to test a battery-powered attachment for wheelchairs in an effort to increase accessible mobility for persons with disabilities. The new “adaptive program” will be a part of the New York City e-scooter pilot in the Bronx , which is being expanded this summer. Individuals in the pilot area can apply for the program and if they qualify,

As you probably know, the internet isn’t free everywhere: in some countries, people are met with blocks when accessing sites the government doesn’t approve of. Thankfully, there are ways around these blocks, and you don’t even have to be particularly tech-savvy to use them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Any desktop setup requires, at a bare minimum, a computer, a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard. Most people put quite a bit of thought into the computer and the monitor, but go for basic models when it comes to mice and keyboards. Ergonomic keyboards and mice, however, can make a world of difference when it comes to comfort and productivity at your desk. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Planning a trip to Antarctica ? The first thing you need to do is decide on how you want to get there. The vast majority of people who travel to the White Continent reach it on a cruise vessel that departs from South America . Such trips typically start with a two-day crossing of the notoriously rough Drake Passage — the waterway between South America and Antarctica — followed by five or six days

The Amex Offers program sometimes offers savings or bonus points on flight purchases, which can represent a great deal. We’ve just seen a new offer introduced that can save you money on the cost of a JetBlue purchase — this could be a great opportunity. Save $80 on a JetBlue purchase A new targeted Amex Offers deal has just been rolled out, which offers an $80 statement credit when you spend $200

Pokémon Community Day•
Niantic is doubling down in its efforts to get Pokémon Go Community Days back to their pre-pandemic splendor. But not everyone is thrilled at the idea of mingling with other Trainers out in the wild. Following March's in-person Pokémon Go Community Day meetups, Niantic is tweaking subsequent events, starting next month. The April Community Day is being cut down from six hours to three in the name

Lifehacker / 11h
If you’ve ever been around kids for any length of time, you’ve surely asked yourself: Why, why on Earth , would a person eat the inner contents of their disgusting nose? The most basic answer is: Kids are gross, and they do gross things. But more specifically, in the words of a child I know (I’ll never say who): “I eat… Read more...

Motorola Edge+ Samsung•
Engadget / 11h
In 2020, Motorola's Edge+ marked a return to form for the company — a renewed focus on flagship phones after years of putting out more affordable devices. And despite skipping an update last year, now the 2022 Edge+ has arrived sporting a new chip and some inspiration Moto cribbed from Samsung's playbook: built-in stylus support. Unfortunately, even with a slick 144Hz screen and a $1,000 list pri

Star Trek Picard•
Engadget / 11h
The following contains moderate spoilers for the fourth episode of ‘ Star Trek: Picard ’ season two. Continuity is something that comes up in geek media a lot, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Star Wars to DC’s TV Arrowverse. It used to be a thing only hardcore nerds really cared about, but now it’s gone mainstream, with fans of all stripes cheering at callbacks and pointing out inconsistenc

Rental Car Startup Kyte•
TechCrunch / 11h
Kyte, the startup that delivers rental cars to customers’ doors , has raised $200 million in asset-backed credit financing from Goldman Sachs and Ares Global Management, money the company will use to pay for new vehicles that will fuel its expansion. Kyte, which is currently in 13 U.S. markets and will launch in Portland, Oregon this week, plans to grow its fleet to around 10,000 vehicles in the

Alaska Boeing Airbus•
Alaska Airlines has revealed plans to significantly simplify its fleet by next year, and this involves retiring quite a few planes. Alaska Airlines retiring A320-family & Q400 aircraft Alaska Airlines has announced that by the end of 2023, the Seattle-based carrier’s fleet will consist exclusively of Boeing 737s for mainline flights, and Embraer E175s for regional flights. This means that the air

Engadget / 11h
We already liked Kobo's Libra 2 e-reader at the full $180 price, thanks to the physical buttons, high-resolution e-Ink display and support for multiple formats. Now, we're seeing the first good discount on it, making it all the more attractive. You can pick one up at Amazon for $160, for a savings of $20 or 11 percent. Buy Kobo Libra 2 at Amazon - $160 The Libra 2 features a large "chin" that hou

Coinbase India UPI•
34TechCrunch / 11h
Coinbase is beginning to add support for payment instruments UPI and IMPS in India, making its crypto exchange broadly functional in the world’s second largest internet market for the first time in years. Several users noticed on Thursday that the world’s largest publicly listed crypto exchange’s app had added the new payment methods in the country, though the scale of the rollout remains unclear

Atlanta Season 3 FX•
Mashable / 11h
It's been four years since we survived the Teddy Perkins nightmare of Season 2 , but now the third season of Atlanta is here. Since 2016, Donald Glover's exceptional FX dramedy , renowned for its vignette style, has been must-watch TV. Director Hiro Murai, who was at the helm for most of Seasons 1 and 2 along with Glover himself, is back in charge for Season 3, with an incredible lineup of writer

We’ve all been there. Your suitcases are bursting at the seams because you packed everything but the kitchen sink for your family vacation, but when you arrive at your destination you’ve somehow still forgotten something crucial. For me, it was usually enough diapers, the kids’ toothbrushes or enough pairs of socks and underwear to get them through the entire trip. (Photo by Tarah Chieffi/The Poi

US Biden Mask Mandate•
500+The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Despite continuous calls from both travel organizations and travelers, the Biden Administration has given no indication that the current pre-travel testing rule requiring travelers to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival is disappearing, at least while the simultaneous federal transport mas

Audio brand Creative has just announced its latest pair of wireless earbuds. The Creative Outlier Pro true wireless earbuds are available to buy now, and have our eyebrows raised with features like hybrid active noise cancellation and up to 60 hours of battery life thanks to the pair's sleek-looking charging case. Announced via press release, the Creative Outlier Pro wireless earbuds can be purch

Apple Star Trek Badge•
The next Apple AirPods might not be a pair of in-ear headphones at all. A recently discovered Apple patent application (via Patently Apple ) shows that the company is exploring a new category of wearable audio device, which could become part of the AirPods family of true wireless earbuds and headphones . Like the invisible headphones we saw at CES earlier this year, the patent describes an audio

$300 GeForce Nvidia GPU•
At a recent investor’s day, Nvidia SVP Jeff Fisher revealed that people are spending around $300 more when upgrading their graphics card – but the company should be careful about being too jubilant about this. "The GPU is offering more value than ever,” Fisher said, “Based on our data, [customers] are spending $300 more than they paid for the graphics card they replaced." While Fisher’s point was

OnePlus 10 India March•
Engadget / 11h
OnePlus' latest flagship phone will launch in Europe, North America and India on March 31st. The company previously said the OnePlus Pro 10 would arrive in those markets by the end of March , so that's right on schedule. It released the smartphone in China in January. The OnePlus 10 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and OxygenOS (which is based on Android 12). It has a 6.7-inch 120Hz Fl

China Chinese Weibo US•
TechCrunch / 11h
U.S. regulators have hastened their pace to enforce a law that could delist Chinese companies of which accounting papers can’t be inspected. The addition of Weibo , the Twitter equivalent of China, to a delisting watchlist by the Securities and Exchange Commission could mean other Chinese internet giants like Alibaba and Baidu are not far from facing the same pressure. In 2020, the Trump administ

Change is always difficult – big and small – especially when it's forced upon you by a giant corporation. That's what some developers on GitHub are finding out, at least, after the company introduced a personalised For You feed. As spotted by The Register , the For You algorithm-based feed hasn't gone down particularly well. The top-voted post from the past few days, with 211 upvotes, simply stat

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Australian Samsara•
20TechCrunch / 11h
Global plastic use is expected to double by 2040 , with most plastic sent to landfills and only 13% recycled. According to CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law), plastic production and incineration could produce 2.8 gigatons of carbon dioxide every year by 2050. To help end the global plastic pollution, Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco has developed an enzyme-based technolog

View of an advertising card for D.P. Work, depicting a bird. Printed on front: “D.P. Work, fashionable stationer, 148 Woodward Ave.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

The latest PS5 update, which rolled out to all users on March 23, includes a hidden Xbox Series X feature that wasn’t highlighted in Sony’s original patch notes: auto low latency mode (ALLM). If you’re not aware of what ALLM is exactly, it’s a TV technology that prompts your display to automatically switch to Game Mode when your console begins playing a game. The feature has been available on Xbo

Russia Google News•
TechCrunch / 11h
In the latest move by Russia to censor Western internet services since it started a war by invading Ukraine, Google has confirmed that Russians are having problems accessing its news aggregator service, Google News, in the country. This follows an earlier report by the Interfax news agency which said the service had been blocked by Russia’s internet censor, Roskomnadzor. “We’ve confirmed that som

14 MSI Tile Prestige Intel•
Enlarge / MSI introduced the E14 Flip Evo 2-in-1 (pictured) today. (credit: MSI ) The newest laptops in MSI's highest-end productivity and business lineup should now be easier to locate should you misplace them. The refreshed Summit laptops include a new model, the Summit E14 Flip Evo, and they take a page from HP and Lenovo laptops by integrating Tile's Bluetooth trackers. Once users activate th

NASA Moon Lander Artemis•
Engadget / 11h
Back in April 2021, NASA chose SpaceX to develop a lunar lander that will take astronauts to the moon for its future Artemis missions. SpaceX's vehicle won't be the only one flying astronauts to the surface of the Moon, though: NASA has announced that it's welcoming proposals from American companies for landers that can take human spacefarers from the Gateway station in the lunar orbit to the Moo

US Airline Biden Mask•
The CEOs of 10 major US airlines have written a letter to US President Joe Biden asking him to drop the federal transportation mask mandate , plus the requirement to test for US-bound international travel . Will this request have any impact on the administration’s stance? Letter from airline CEOs to President Biden Yesterday 10 airline CEOs sent a letter to President Biden, which was signed by th

Singapore Covid•
Singapore will remove most pandemic restrictions April 1. Vaccinated travelers will be able to visit, arriving on any flight and any airline, and no testing on arrival will be required. Scrapping of pre-departure testing is under consideration, and no booster shots will be required. But perhaps the most underreported element of Singapore's re-opening is that they'll begin accepting paper vaccinat

Apple's iCloud service passed its 10th birthday in 2021, and syncing photos and messages between my iPhone , iPad by now, makes me feel as if the service has been around as long as the original iPod. I remember when the iPhone 4S debuted with iOS 5 and iCloud in 2011, and being able to take a photo, then see it on my iPad 2 soon after felt like magic. You could argue that we've had the same metho

Flock Homes A. Horowitz•
32TechCrunch / 12h
Historically, only institutions have been able to be part of REITs (real estate investment trust), which are made up of companies that own or finance income-producing real estate across a range of property sectors. A startup called Flock Homes wants to give landlords a similar ability to own shares of a portfolio that is made up of multiple properties, and it’s just raised a $26 million Series A

56Wired / 12h
Physicians are refusing patients treatment today because of how they might feel tomorrow, jeopardizing essential services for trans youth and women.

28Wired / 12h
Getting into this bespoke space has never quite felt this accessible.

Your laptop GPU often has a “TDP” or Thermal Design Power number buried in its specifications, measured in watts. It’s easy to gloss over, but TDP could be a key performance number that you overlook at your own peril. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mashable / 12h
Based on real events in 1980s South Africa, Mandlakayise Walter Dube's Silverton Siege follows a trio of freedom fighters who take refuge in a bank while fleeing the police, only to end up in a tense hostage situation. Their demand? The immediate release of Nelson Mandela. Starring Thabo Rametsi, Noxolo Dlamini, and Stefan Erasmus, and Arnold Vosloo, Silverton Siege follows the beginnings of the

Google Play Spotify•
Spotify and Google are teaming up to give users on Android smartphones more choice on how they pay for a Premium subscription to the music platform. From later this year, you'll be able to choose for the payment to either go through Spotify's own system or Google Play Billing instead, according to the latest Spotify Blog Post . The change is expected to come to other big-name apps as well, though

Google Photos Library•
A Google Photos redesign is promising to help alleviate one of the main headaches of managing your bulging library of snaps – finding your screenshots and separating them your actual photos. As part of a refresh that's "coming soon" to Android phones (and in much more limited way on iOS), Google Photos will now have a 'Screenshots' shortcut at the top of your main photo grid. This will be for Pix

Instacart 15-Minute•
Engadget / 12h
Instacart will start offering its tech to all grocery retailers. The company says the Instacart Platform will help them handle ecommerce, delivery fulfillment and ads, while offering access to insights and other data. Retailers will be able to use the software's features (which also include options to manage scanless carts and other aspects of brick-and-mortar operations) on an à la carte basis o

Two worldwide sensations have come together in a beautiful union. Wordle, the five-letter, six guesses word game, has been combined with the music of Taylor Swift to create: Taylordle. The new Wordle comes from the Holy Swift Podcast , a show that covers Taylor Swift, song by song. Every day Taylordle is updated with a new word pulled from the singer’s extensive catalog, they could be song titles

Souls Elden Ring•
An Elden Ring player has managed to defeat one of the game’s bosses without taking a hit while simultaneously completing a game of Minesweeper, just to prove how overpowered the action RPG’s summoning system can become. Elden Ring ’s summons have become somewhat contentious since the game released. As with Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 , you’re able to summon friendly NPCs to fight by your side, ca

Colombian Simetrik Series•
TechCrunch / 12h
Infrastructure startups continue to attract venture dollars across the globe, especially in the case of payments infrastructure providers. No-code too also remains a draw. A startup that is a blend of the two can be found in Bogota, Colombia-based Simetrik , which just raised $20 million in a Series A funding round at a valuation “north of $100 million.” The startup says its infrastructure “deliv

Delta Airbus A321neo•
It’s an exciting week for Delta, as the airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo. This has some interesting implications for the passenger experience. Delta gets first of 155 Airbus A321neos Delta has marked an exciting milestone for its narrow body fleet renewal, as the airline has taken delivery of its very first Airbus A321neo: Delta has ordered a total of 155 Airbus A321neos, in

Engadget / 12h
Apple’s new display is here, ready for the Mac aficionados unwilling to deck their workstation in anything less than brushed metal and soft corners. The Studio Display is a bit brighter than the 5K iMac; otherwise it's the same 27-inch screen. That does mean it lacks features we’ve seen on the latest MacBook Pros, like ProMotion refresh rate and Mini-LED backlighting. There is an A13 Bionic chip

Digits Reports SoftBank•
23TechCrunch / 12h
Digits, the startup that is building a new take on accounting software through an approach that it describes as building a “Living Model” of a company’s financial activity, has brought in some money of its own to double down on growing its business. The company has raised $65 million, a Series C that CEO and co-founder Wayne Chang confirmed to me values the startup at $565 million. Digits has unt

SlashGear / 12h
OnePlus promised its Android flagship would come to the US. Now, it's ready to spill the details.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe•
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass was released earlier this month, with wave one adding new eight tracks to Nintendo's wacky racing game. But even if you haven't picked up the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC yet, or simply have no intention to, you can still race the tracks. Nintendo has confirmed in the patch notes (via Destructoid ) for its recent Ver. 2.0.0 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update that

Xbox Game Pass is already excellent value, offering access to hundreds of games for a monthly subscription fee, but it’s about to get more attractive outside of play time, too. As part of your subscription deal, you’ll now also get three months free access to the superb Marvel Unlimited comics app , which is available on iPhone, Android devices, tablets and computers. Note that there is not a nat

OnePlus 10 India March•
The OnePlus 10 Pro has seen a weird, drawn-out launch, as while it landed in China in January, and was re-launched at MWC 2022 in February, we’re still waiting for it in most parts of the world. But that wait is now almost over, as OnePlus has announced that the phone’s global launch event is on March 31. The launch kicks off at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST, or at 1am Friday 1 AEDT, and the OnePlus

AMD FSR 2.0 Nvidia•
Xbox Series X and Nvidia GPU owners are set to get big performance boosts from a somewhat unlikely source, as AMD is set to support these devices with FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0, the company's next-generation upscaling tech that was just announced at GDC 2022. As reported by Gamespot , AMD unveiled its FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 upscaling tech during its GDC 2022 keynote, and confirmed

OnePlus 10 Pro India•
29Mashable / 12h
A new OnePlus flagship smartphone is coming next week. The OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (remember when OnePlus phones had simple, easy to remember names? We do ) is coming on March 31 via an online event, the company announced Thursday. While all specifications will be revealed at launch, OnePlus shared just a few tidbits about the phone: it'll come with a second-gen Hasselblad Camera for phones, and "super

49Wired / 12h
For Black people and others who are continually at a disadvantage, the genre has a major limitation: It can only imagine what is already painfully obvious.

24Wired / 12h
This massive, multimodal cleaning robot is the first vac that's made mopping my floor anything but a chore.

41Wired / 12h
Science of happiness courses are attracting thousands of students. But there’s still a lot to learn about whether these lessons stick.

Wired / 12h
You can never have enough screens in your life, right? Right?

Samsung Chromebook•
Samsung has unveiled a new Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 over at the BETT show, promising that this hybrid device takes flexibility to the next level. The new Galaxy-branded Chromebook has a 360-degree hinge as the name suggests, meaning it can be used as a laptop, o