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Apple Ios 15.4 iPhone•
After iOS 15.4 dropped on March 15, many users reported surprising battery drain problems with their iPhones, which is admittedly an issue that arises frequently for new iOS updates. What doesn't happen every day, is that Apple has weighed in. The Apple Support Twitter account has tweeted to a user complaining about the iOS 15.4 update battery drain issue, confirming that "it's normal for your ap

2KMashable / 18h
NASA's Juno spacecraft has zipped around the gas giant Jupiter dozens of times. On its recent 39th orbit, the spacecraft captured fascinating footage of the planet's swirling clouds and two of its large moons: the intensely volcanic Io and ice-blanketed Europa. You can spot the two moons to the right of Jupiter in the zoomed-in footage below. Io is larger and also appears clearer than Europa. It'

Letter by painstaking letter, a man in a completely locked-in state was able to formulate words and sentences using only his thoughts.

SlashGear / 1h
Qualcomm has teamed up with tech company Trimble to greatly improve location accuracy on Android, at least when it comes to certain high-end smartphones.

Android Dialer Google•
Google is constantly making improvements to the Play Store to prevent Android apps from spying on users but a new report claims that the company's own apps have been collecting and sending user data back to the search giant. In a new research paper , computer science professor at Trinity College Dublin, Douglas Leith has revealed that both Google Messages and Google Dialer have been sending data

SlashGear / 2h
Microsoft wants to spend billions to acquire Activision Blizzard, but first, the latter company's shareholders need to vote in favor of the deal.

Cyberpunk 2077 1.52•
SlashGear / 2h
CD Projekt Red's cyberpunk-aestheticized open-world action RPG just received another big update, one that includes several changes for next-gen consoles.

Twitter GIF Ios Camera•
Mashable / 3h
Twitter now lets iOS users record their own GIFs straight in the app, allowing millennials to create reaction GIFs of themselves to fully embrace their cheugy . "We view GIF capture as a feature that gives people another media-forward way to creatively express themselves," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable. "For our creators, GIF capture will also serve as a new tool to produ

Gran Turismo 7 Players•
Enlarge / Why spend time or money earning in-game currency when a PC script can do it for free? (credit: Sony ) In our review of Gran Turismo 7 , we warned that players should "be prepared to grind" for the in-game credits needed to buy some expensive in-game cars. We also said the game "will try to tempt you to open your real wallet to buy in-game credits a little more frequently than you might

SlashGear / 3h
Following all of its biggest competitors, WhatsApp is finally introducing message reactions. There's only one problem: it's still a beta feature.

Gizmodo / 3h
You’ve done it, we’ve done it, everyone has done it. And now Obi-Wan Kenobi himself admits he does it too. We’re talking, of course, about pretending you are using the Force when encountering automatic doors. Read more...

Japan Terra Drone UAM•
As the use of aircraft like drones, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles and uncrewed aerial vehicles take off, Japanese startup Terra Drone wants to make sure trafficking the skies doesn’t get overlooked. “Our airspace is going to get more crowded than ever, but most companies today are concentrating only on hardware development,” said Terra Drone CEO and founder Toru Tokushige , who

Okta Lapsus$ January•
29Wired / 3h
Authentication firm Okta's statements on the Lapsus$ breach fails to answer key questions.

EV Electric•
60How-To Geek / 3h
If you’re in the market for an electric vehicle (EV), you’re probably curious about how long it takes to charge an EV. You can’t just stop at a gas station for five minutes, and instead, you’ll have to wait for the battery packs to charge up. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 4h
Japanese automobile giant Suzuki has joined hands with SkyDrive to bring flying cars to the market. Here's what that means for the future of transportation.

SlashGear / 4h
There's a lot to like about Apple's Studio Display, but it may not be the best choice for PC users. Case in point? One coder's struggles to use the monitor.

51Gizmodo / 4h
In Disney+ and Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight, Oscar Isaac stars as Steven Grant/ Marc Spector , a superhero with dissociative identity disorder powered by ancient Egyptian myth. The role required the actor to commit to challenging character work opposite himself; in many scenes, he had to perform full sequences as Moon… Read more...

On March 10 a passenger on board flyDubai from Dubai to Tirana, Albania filmed the moment when the entire cabin pitched in to cheer up a crying child, breaking out in song to PinkFong's "Baby Shark." Everyone claps and sings and then the camera cuts to the crying toddler. This child reportedly started crying shortly before takeoff. A passenger sitting behind the child "started quietly murmuring t

SlashGear / 4h
Since its invention in the 19th Century, the modern camera has seen some incredible -- and slightly crazy -- iterations. These 12 cameras are quite noteworthy.

SlashGear / 5h
Jaguar has received accolades for its cars' performance, design, and beauty. In a lineup of legends, these cars stand out from the pack.

Starlink Monthly Service•
100+Engadget / 5h
It feels like the price of most things has increased lately — that's the rub with inflation. While many Americans who have experienced the rollercoaster of capitalism before have some familiarity with cost instability around staples like food and gas, inflation, SpaceX claims, is also behind some upcoming changes to its satellite internet provider, Starlink. "Due to excessive levels of inflation,

45Wired / 5h
Drivers and couriers in the UK and Germany are protesting this week as the rising cost of fuel erodes their earnings.

SlashGear / 5h
We're still waiting for a full teardown of Apple's new Studio Display. In the meantime, an image intended for technicians has surfaced, offering a sneak peek.

Apple Services Outage•
For the second time in as many days, a number of Apple services are offline or unavailable, according to Apple's Support - System Status page . The outages began roughly around 5:00P PM ET and are centered around the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Music, the Mac App Store, and Podcasts. The status page describes that some users are unable to access the App Store, make purchases from Apple Books, a

If you’ve been wanting to visit Colombia and do it flying business class at that, we have a deal for you with business class flights to Cali, Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín and Pereira, starting at just $555 round trip for select routes. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Bogotá, Colombia. (Photo by Pintai Suchachaisri/Getty Images) Deal basics

200+Mashable / 5h
To a company worth hundreds of billions of dollars, does anything under six digits even rate as chump change? On Monday, Washington State's department of labor and industries cited Amazon for "unsafe labor practices" at one of its fulfillment centers related to the "pace" Amazon requires its workers to keep up. The department is calling it a "willful serious violation" because it has cited Amazon

21TechCrunch / 5h
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 Tuesday, March 22, 2022! Excited to announce that we’re bringing in a few other folks to help bring this newsletter for you. Christine Hall helped write the Big Tech and Startups sections today, for example. Haje Jan Kamps will

Sonos Home Theater OS•
Enlarge / The Sonos Arc soundbar. (credit: Sonos ) Sonos has ambitions not just to be the platform of choice for home audio but for home theater, too, according to several new job postings discovered and reported by Protocol . The job listings suggest several new areas of expansion for Sonos, and they paint a picture of a much broader home theater strategy than the sound bar-driven one the compan

69Gizmodo / 5h
Another month, another storm in the Doctor Who fandom as truly wild speculation about the identity of the next Doctor takes hold. This time, we’ve traded former Doctor himself David Tennant for British acting icon Hugh Grant, in a move that the actor himself has already flatly denied. But does it help... that Hugh… Read more...

Dynabook Tecra Intel•
In an effort to further support businesses transitioning to hybrid work , Dynabook has refreshed its Tecra line of business laptops with the latest Intel processors and Windows 11 Pro. The new 14-inch Tecra A40-K is a performance-rich laptop that measures just 18.9mm thin and is well-suited for today's work-from-anywhere professionals. The updated device sports a 14-inch narrow-bezel display, web

Twitter GIF Ios Camera•
Engadget / 5h
The humble GIF may have been invented in 1987, but in many ways, it’s never been more popular. Whether you pronounce the acronym with a soft g as its creator does or with a hard one as most people do, many of us turn to GIFs when we want to share memorable clips of TV shows, movies and news hits. Ok GIFs aren’t new but what *is new* is the option to capture your own using the in-app camera on iOS

Travel Covid 2022 CR•
Each week, it seems that more and more countries are taking steps to incentivize tourists to come back as easily as possible, and 15 countries on seven continents have reduced requirements to varying degrees this month alone. It can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing requirements each day, so we’ve compiled the latest country reopening news from the past couple of weeks, all in one place f

Cruise Ammann ExxonMobil•
Dan Ammann, the New Zealand native who served as CEO of autonomous vehicle company Cruise since 2019, has moved on to ExxonMobil, where he will be leading a new business focused on commercializing low-emission business opportunities in carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and low-emission fuels, according to a statement from ExxonMobil . Ammann, the former president of General Motors, abruptly st

SlashGear / 6h
Did you know that alongside movies and shows, your Netflix subscription also provides you with access to games? Three new titles are arriving this month.

COVID-19 ResApp Test•
Enlarge / A pharmacist at the Community Pharmacy of Saco demonstrates how Abbott's BinaxNow COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test works by using a nasal swab and a solution onto a test strip. (credit: Getty | Portland Press Herald ) To quickly confirm an asymptomatic case of COVID-19, a second rapid test within an hour of a positive result can boost the accuracy of the result from 38 percent to 92 percent,

Balwani Theranos Holmes•
Prosecutors say Ramesh Balwani worked hand in hand with Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos chief executive, who was convicted of four counts of fraud.

Engadget / 6h
If you're a guitarist, you almost certainly have heard of Line 6 — the company is well-known for building gear like amp and effects modelers, digital tools that can convincingly re-create a vast array of classic sounds. One of its most iconic products is undoubtedly the Line 6 DL4, a pedal that digitally emulates more than a dozen classic delay and echo tones and also includes a looper that lets

Whether your health insurance is offered to you by an employer or you get it through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, most plans use the same words to describe exactly what you’re entitled to. Like filing your taxes or fixing a flat tire, health insurance terminology is one of those necessary pieces of knowledge… Read more...

Alphabet Quantum Sandbox•
23TechCrunch / 6h
Quantum tech may be having its moment at long last. Consider that earlier this month, one of the few “pure play” quantum tech companies in the world, Rigetti Computing, went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. It only narrowly missed becoming the first publicly traded company to expressly focus on commercializing quantum tech when another outfit, IonQ, went publi

21Gizmodo / 6h
Everyone is looking at Disney to do better —a lot better—as cast members and allies participate in organized walkouts to represent LGBTQIA+ people and families affected by the company’s reluctance to create real change. Read more...

Gizmodo / 6h
Proving that nothing is sacred, some asshole recently hacked the website for the National Spelling Bee and stole personal information from the site’s users. Read more...

Mashable / 6h
Save $70: As of March 22, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro wireless headphones are on sale for $129.99 at Amazon. That's a discount of 35%. It's not impossible to find a decent deal on a pair of AirPods, but you might be able to do better if you explore headphones outside the Apple brand. Through the end of March 22, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro headphones are only $129.99 when you buy from Amazon. Tha

21TechCrunch / 6h
Vijay Chattha Contributor Vijay Chattha is a general partner in VSC Ventures and is the founder and CEO of VSC, a communications and content platform for early-stage technology startups. More posts by this contributor Establishing ethical guidelines for marketing cryptocurrencies Jay Kapoor Contributor Jay Kapoor is a general partner at VSC Ventures, where he invests in seed and early-stage compa

Air New Zealand is launching three day a week Auckland - New York JFK service September 17th using a Boeing 787-9. At 8,828 miles this will be the world's third longest flight. It will clock in at 16 hours northbound and nearly 17 and a half hours southbound. Continue reading ...

32Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / If homeopathic remedies had this much nonwater material in them, we probably wouldn't be having this discussion. (credit: Iryna Veklich / Getty Images ) One of the more productive ways that the methods of science can be used is to look at the scientific process itself. A "meta-science" study (like a recent one published on brain scans ) can help tell us when research approaches aren't p

Apple Mac Studio SSD•
200+Engadget / 6h
The dream of an upgradeable Mac Studio is dead – at least for the time being. If you follow Apple blogs, you probably saw that over the weekend teardowns of the company’s latest desktop computer showed that it features SSD storage that isn't soldered down to its main logic board. That led some to believe that it would be possible for Mac Studio owners to upgrade the computer on their own. However

D. Lost Nintendo Mobile•
SlashGear / 6h
Nintendo has some bad news for "Dragalia Lost" fans - the game will reach its end this summer, starting the countdown until it is shuttered entirely.

Caked Apes Bored Ape NFT•
100+Futurism / 6h
The people behind a spinoff project based on the mega-popular Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection are suing each other in federal court over who gets what share of the profits and who gets to claim ownership of their brand new collection, Bloomberg reports . It’s a messy back-and-forth representative of a much larger issue in the blockchain world — telling who is entitled to what in the wo

79Gizmodo / 6h
After a day of rigorous searching, Chinese investigators are still unable to find any survivors from the aftermath of a China Eastern Airlines plane that nosedived into a mountain. The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 132 people on board. Read more...

Netherlands UK Pre•
The Netherlands has dropped predeparture COVID-19 testing, making travel to the Land of Windmills easier for travelers regardless of their vaccination status. The announcement was among a raft of changes to Holland’s COVID-19 restrictions starting Wednesday, March 23. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . The requirement to test before entering


SlashGear / 6h
The Dodge Super8 Hemi Concept was revealed at the 2001 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Its appearance was shocking.

Bulgari Octo Watch•
70Gizmodo / 7h
If you’re going to spend a princely sum on a timepiece, you probably want something big, heavy, and complicated that won’t go unnoticed on your wrist. Which is why the new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra is such an odd duck. It’s engineered to disappear on your wrist. The matte gray arm chronometer just claimed the… Read more...

Okta Lapsus$ January•
20Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) A relatively new entrant to the ransomware scene has made two startling claims in recent days by posting images that appear to show proprietary data the group says it stole from Microsoft and Okta, a single sign-on provider with 15,000 customers. The Lapsus$ group, which first appeared three months ago, said Monday evening on its Telegram channel that it gained pri

Unstoppable Domains, a popular blockchain naming system provider, is putting together a funding round at a valuation of $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The startup is in talks with a number of new and existing investors including Draper Associates, Coinbase Ventures, Protocol Labs and Naval Ravikant to raise about $60 million in a new financing round, the source

Air New Zealand NZ•
This is exciting — Air New Zealand will soon launch nonstop flights between Auckland and New York, which will be one of the world’s longest flights . Air New Zealand’s Auckland to New York route details Air New Zealand will offer year-round 3x weekly flights between Auckland (AKL) and New York (JFK) as of September 17, 2022. The new flight will operate in both directions on Mondays, Thursdays, an

SlashGear / 7h
Google promised Steam for Chrome OS, and now we know the first Chromebooks that'll support it. Alpha software, however, comes with its fair share of risks.

36Gizmodo / 7h
Fennic Shand from The Mandalorian , Spike from Cowboy Bebop , and Sylens from Horizon Zero Dawn are teaming up for a new universe-hopping adventure. Not one that links those franchises, unfortunately, but for a short called Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit . It’s about a super-soldier trying to save the universe with the… Read more...

Zealand ANZ Auckland New•
500+The Points Guy / 7h
In one of the surest signs that the travel industry is moving past the pandemic, the list of the world’s longest flights has a new entry. Air New Zealand said on Tuesday that it plans to launch nonstop flights between New York’s JFK Airport and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL), later this year. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter! Service will begin

As the price of gas rises, everyone is thinking more about the fuel they put into their cars. The glorious electric car revolution may be coming, but it ain’t here yet, leaving us to somehow find five minutes in our busy day to visit the pump, avoid running out of gas in the drive-through, and reduce the likelihood of… Read more...

Mashable / 7h
Taking nudes can be a transformative expression of self-love. It's not just about who you send them to or why; it's about taking nudes that make you love yourself.

27Gizmodo / 7h
Archaeological evidence from the ancient city of Çatalhöyük reveals a complex funerary ritual in which human bones were dug up, circulated among the community, painted, and reburied. The coloring on exhumed bones has also been matched to paintings found on building walls. Read more...

50Gizmodo / 7h
Struggling to feel connected to nature while stuck behind a computer screen all day long? The Monitree feels your pain and isolation. So, instead of encouraging you to just go outside on your lunch break, it brings the outside to you with a terrarium wrapped around your computer screen featuring real growing vines… Read more...

Credit United Card•
United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards , and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the United Club℠ Infinite Card , which is the most premium personal card issued with this partnership. This card has a phenomenal new limited time welcome bonus. United Club Infinite Card Basics For March 2022 The United Club Infinite Card provides lounge access, some incredible pe

If you’ve tried to buy a car recently, you know that they are now apparently made out of a combination of pure gold and rare earth minerals, and shopping for even a modest pre-owned vehicle is a stressful financial transaction on par with house-hunting. But at least buying a new (or relatively new car) spares you the… Read more...

Chernobyl Russian Ukraine•
200+Futurism / 7h
Tree Ukraine Several forest fires have erupted near the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine, which was taken over by Russian troops late last month, The Guardian reports . According to a statement by Ukrainian government officials, those Russian forces are now impeding efforts to control the seven separate fires within the reactor’s exclusion zone, which were spotted by European Space Agency sat

Futurism / 7h
The best binoculars for stargazing bring the universe a little bit closer to home. These binoculars have powerful magnification with objective lenses that bring in a maximum amount of light. Equipment used for stargazing has to go beyond average equipment. Astronomy binoculars are typically large and heavy, but there are the occasional pairs that are lightweight enough that you can get a good vie

Nintendo Switch Groups•
SlashGear / 8h
Several months after adding the Bluetooth audio support players asked for, Nintendo is back with another Switch software update and a major new feature.

SlashGear / 8h
Realme may not be a household name yet, but its newest smartphone is an unexpectedly affordable flagship that could have Samsung looking over its shoulder

Uber Split Fare April•
Engadget / 8h
The Uber app will lose the "split fare" option in April as the company attempts to build a better system for sharing the cost of a ride. A replacement feature should roll out within the next few months, according to an Uber spokesperson. Uber riders in the UK received an email this week alerting them of the shutdown, as spotted by Mashable . A spokesperson confirmed to Engadget that the feature i

100+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Jeff Bezos (right), the founder of Blue Origin and, and Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance, display a small-scale version of the BE-4 rocket engine during a press conference in 2014. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images ) As Blue Origin nears the critical point of delivering flight-ready BE-4 rocket engines to United Launch Alliance, the engineer in charge of the company'

1KGizmodo / 8h
March 22 is not just the birthday of Star Trek icon William Shatner, but his fictional counterpart, Captain James T. Kirk . As we get ready to meet a younger version of the Starfleet legend in Strange New Worlds , and Chris Pine’s alt-timeline Kirk is set to return in a new Star Trek movie , we look back on the… Read more...

Twitter GIF Ios Camera•
If you ever wanted to make a GIF from your iOS camera while using the Twitter app, today’s your lucky day. Twitter announced that now, we can do just that. When you compose a new tweet on iOS, click the camera button. Then, you have the option to choose between a photo, a video and an animated GIF. Your GIF recording can’t be very long — only a few seconds — but hey, it’ll probably come in handy

Apple WiLAN Patent•
21Engadget / 8h
Following years of litigation, Canadian “patent monetization” firm WiLAN has signed a licensing agreement with Apple. With the deal, the two companies have settled all court cases that were ongoing between them in the US, Canada and Germany related to a series of wireless technology patents. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. WiLAN’s dispute with Apple dates back to 2014 when the two

Microsoft Lapsus$ Bing•
After allegedly gaining access to Microsoft's Azure DevOps source code repositories over the weekend, the South American-based data extortion hacking group Lapsus$ has now made some of the company's internal files available online. In a recent post on Telegram, the group shared a screenshot of Microsoft's Azure DevOps account to show that they had hacked one of the company's servers which contain

TPG’s AvGeek video series, Airplane Mode , is back with a vengeance! The series takes you behind the scenes of some of the world’s most incredible aviation experiences, from posh terminals and fancy cabins to test facilities and hangars. TPG is able to secure special access to show you the things you’ve never seen before. In this episode, the first of a new series of exciting videos, I travel to

Engadget / 8h
A bipartisan group of legislators today introduced bills in the House and Senate that would expand transparency requirements when it comes to government surveillance of US citizens, adding email, text, location and cloud data to the existing reporting framework. Currently, the US government is required to alert Americans who have been targeted by wiretaps and bank record subpoenas, but this doesn

SlashGear / 8h
Cloud-based gaming allows players with less powerful devices to still get their game on with this sweet new accessory.

23SlashGear / 8h
The search for planets in our universe which could support life has reached a huge milestone. Here's why scientists are so excited.

US Google Emails DoJ•
61Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai uses his phone during the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 12, 2018, in Sun Valley, Idaho. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer ) The US Department of Justice and 14 state attorneys general yesterday asked a federal judge to sanction Google for misusing attorney-client privilege to hide emails from litigation. "In a program called 'Communicate with

TikTok is fun. TikTok is addictive. TikTok is…risky? There’s a lot of debate about the app’s privacy and security, especially with its parent company, ByteDance, operating out of Beijing. The previous White House administration very nearly banned the app from U.S. markets. I’m not sure how much of my TikTok data is… Read more...

NFT Yuga Labs Larva•
100+TechCrunch / 8h
Yuga Labs , maker of the multimillion dollar monkey JPEGs that plenty of NFT skeptics love to hate, just raised a $450 million round from Andreessen Horowitz at a $4 billion valuation, the company announced Tuesday. The Miami-based NFT firm behind Bored Apes Yacht Club has not previously raised funding, though the startup has long been courting attention from VCs eager to back a major player in t

Zoom New Animal Avatars•
Engadget / 8h
You're probably more than a little tired of video meetings at this (hopefully late) stage of the pandemic, but Zoom thinks it can inject some life into them. The company has introduced avatars that replace your head with a 3D character that mimics your facial expressions — effectively, it's Apple's Animoji for virtual offices and classrooms. Only animals like cats, dogs and foxes are available fo

83Gizmodo / 8h
An exclusive preview of the graphic novel is available at the end of this story . Read more...

Recreating the human face could give virtual interactions the sense of intimacy they’re missing.

SlashGear / 8h
The hacker group that claimed responsibility for a number of recent security breaches, including those targeting Samsung and NVIDIA, is apparently at it again.

Tesla SEC Musk Twitter•
U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday said they have authority to subpoena Tesla CEO Elon Musk about his tweets and urged a federal judge not to let the executive get away with tweeting with abandon. Musk has called the actions of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which in 2018 required Musk to get pre-approval for certain Tesla-related public communications, i.e. wild tweets that coul

Kickstarter Ceo Hasan•
In a blog post today titled “Moving Forward, With Gratitude,” Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan announced that he is stepping down from his leadership role at the crowdfunding platform. After three years, April 4 will be his final day as chief executive. In his stead, the company’s COO Sean Leow will fill the role as interim CEO as the company’s board of directors searches for a more permanent replaceme

Katie Haun Crypto VC•
500+Wired / 8h
The new fund, Haun Ventures, has everything: NFTs, celebrities, and a former federal prosecutor who wants to take the Web3 world by storm.

Cruise Cayman Islands•
The Cayman Islands are finally back on the map for cruisers. This week, the popular Caribbean cruise destination is welcoming cruise ships for the first time in two years – ending one of the longest COVID-19-related cruise ship bans in the Western Hemisphere. Disney Cruise Line ‘s 1,754-passenger Disney Magic was the first vessel to return to the Cayman Islands since March 2020, arriving early Mo

SlashGear / 8h
Many users' personal information was compromised by the nefarious malware app.

Apple Mac Studio SSD•
98Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / You'll see the Mac Studio's blinking orange SOS light if you try to change its SSD modules. Here's why. (credit: Luke Miani ) Apple's new Mac Studio desktop began arriving in customers' hands last week, and some of those customers wasted no time in taking the machine apart. Among the more interesting discoveries was the sheer size of the M1 Ultra and its voltage regulator modules (VRMs)

Core strength is important: We use it when we carry a bag of groceries, get up from the floor , push open a door, or punch a punching bag. But too often, we think of “core” training as something done specifically with crunches or planks. And that’s a shame, because our cores do so much more. Read more...

2KFuturism / 8h
No, it’s not just you — men really do tend to think they’re smarter than everyone else. According to one of the researchers behind a recent study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology that found men tend to overestimate their intelligence quotient (IQ) scores more often than women, the pattern seems to be related to how masculine a person acts, and not just their assigned sex at birth. It bears

100+Futurism / 8h
Feel the Pain A Japanese startup called H2L Technologies wants you to be able to feel pain inside the metaverse, via a wristband that dishes out small electric shocks. It’s a strange new development that goes to show companies are willing to go far in their quest to blur the lines between reality and the virtual world, the Financial Times reports . “Feeling pain enables us to turn the metaverse w

Katie Haun Crypto VC•
Katie Haun, who co-led Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto arm before announcing her departure this past December, is ready to take the wraps off her new organization, which she’s calling Haun Ventures . The venture capital firm is devoted to backing crypto startups and is launching with $1.5 billion in capital across two funds — a $500 million early-stage fund and a $1 billion “acceleration” fund. The

How much juice do you have left? If you’re using an iPhone 13 (or iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max), the exact answer isn’t always obvious at a glance. Luckily, there are two ways to quickly see a precise battery percentage on your iPhone 13. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Five years ago this month, news broke that Disney was looking to continue the Tron franchise with actor Jared Leto. Since then though, not much has happened . A few quotes possibly mentioning a script, a working title , but nothing set in stone. It would be easy to assume the project has left the Grid entirely. However,… Read more...

At a recent internal question and answer session with pilots, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning Brian Znotins shared how American is thinking about using the Airbus A321XLR in Charlotte and how it will trade off with existing widebody service. Continue reading ...

Nintendo Dragalia Lost•
Engadget / 9h
Nintendo's first foray into original mobile games is coming to an end. As Polygon reports , Nintendo and developer Cygames are gradually shutting down the gacha fantasy RPG Dragalia Lost . The last big content update arrives March 31st, when new characters come to the game. After that, the producers won't provide new content updates apart from those for "certain quests" and the main story, which

One of the nice things about going to a bar (or bars) is that they have all the stuff . The good ice , the fancy cherries, the perfect strips of lemon zest—these things are ready and waiting to be deployed. Buying a jar of cherries is easy, but peeling thin strips of zest off of a citrus fruit is tedious. Read more...

21TechCrunch / 9h
At the end of “Planet of the Apes” (1968), the human protagonist realizes that the alien world he crash-landed upon is actually post-apocalyptic Earth. For many first-time founders in fundraising mode, the current market correction for publicly-traded tech companies has been similarly jarring. Once investors started shaving value from high-flying stocks, it changed the game for early-stage valuat

36TechCrunch / 9h
In a formalization of an earlier Twitter-led push to try to exert influence over fast-forming European digital regulations, the social media firm has used its Twitter Spaces platform to host the official kick-off of a policy advocacy lobby group that’s being branded the Open Internet Alliance (OIA). Alongside Twitter, video streaming platform Vimeo; Automattic, the company behind, W

Twitch Reporting Appeals•
Engadget / 9h
At the start of the year, Angela Hession, Twitch’s vice-president of Trust and Safety, promised the company would implement an improved reporting and appeals process, and now it’s doing exactly that . Starting next week, the company will begin rolling out an updated reporting tool it says features a more intuitive design for flagging bad behavior. Among other enhancements, it includes new search

Spirits Unleashed IllFonic•
The new Ghostbusters game looks to capture a central part of the films - that you're part of a team. Built as a 4v1 multiplayer grudge match, you and your friends can buddy up as a squad of ghost hunters and clear out the poltergeists haunting New York real estate. To add tension to the mix, the ghosts you're facing are controlled by another human player, and they have a suite of powers and abili

Eko App Heart Disease•
The stethoscope has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the 19th century. The regular acoustic type is still used every day, but it’s been joined by a panoply of digital options that can amplify or convert heart sounds into electrical signals. Eko, a company founded in 2013, has focused on bringing applied AI into the stethoscope space. Now there’s real-world data to suggest that the co

Biman Dhaka Toronto•
The national airline of Bangladesh has revealed plans to operate a single roundtrip flight to Toronto in the coming days. This is an interesting one, because unlike other one-off flights, this isn’t a charter or repatriation service. Bangladesh Airlines’ Dhaka to Toronto flight Biman Bangladesh is promoting on its website how it plans to operate a flight from Dhaka (DAC) to Toronto (YYZ) in the c

This isn't a credit repair card, it's a rewards card, and Chase is spending a lot of money to market to consumers they expect to become profitable for them. Here's some data on the credit scores that get approved. Continue reading ...

SlashGear / 9h
Insta360's modular cameras prove the power of interchangeable lenses, with a new super-stabilized option that sounds perfect for extreme sports

33Lifehacker / 9h
If your weekend (or weekday) breakfasts typically involve waffles or pancakes made using a mix (no judgement here), you may want to reconsider your menu. That’s because certain buttermilk pancake and waffle mixes sold in Kroger and Walmart locations across the country are being recalled “due to a potential foreign… Read more...

Gizmodo / 9h
Banks and other financial institutions utilizing artificial intelligence may be uniquely susceptible to retaliatory Russian cyberattacks as taxing international sanctions worsen, experts warn. Read more...

Twitch Reporting Appeals•
Twitch is updating its appeals and reporting processes, following through on product updates the company promised late last year. The biggest change is the introduction of a new portal where users facing account suspensions can appeal those rulings and monitor the progress of their requests. While Twitch deals with its fair share of users with bad intentions , the company wants to provide more cl

TikTok offers a bunch of different ways to watch and create videos. One of the most popular things to do is “Stitch” with other people. It’s easy to do, but not always available. We’ll show you how it works. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Last week, Google incorrectly stated that an alpha version of Steam was ready for Chrome OS. It seems that the company has straightened things out a bit, as it just launched the Steam alpha for select Chromebooks. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sonos Home Theater OS•
Sonos is well known for its high-end soundbars and speakers, but something bigger could be next. We’re hearing the company wants to go from streaming audio to streaming video and live TV with an all-new Sonos experience. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

1KFuturism / 10h
It’s possible that an extremely advanced alien civilization has created a transportation network of wormholes around the universe — and we might even be able to spot them. While it’s certainly a far fetched theory, according to a new piece by BBC Science Focus , it has some scientists intrigued . Take Nagoya University astrophysicist Fumio Abe, who told the publication that we may have even alrea

BlockFi HubSpot Crypto•
HubSpot suffered a cyberattack that saw data belonging to a number of high-profile cryptocurrency businesses taken, the company confirmed. In a blog post , HubSpot said that a bad actor compromised an account of one of its employees, and used it to target its customers in the cryptocurrency industry. HubSpot claims data was exported from “fewer than 30 HubSpot portals,” and that the company notif

Sonic Hedgehog Xbox•
SlashGear / 10h
What's that? Furry Xbox controllers to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog 2? Color us intrigued.

79Gizmodo / 10h
The fallout from Spider-Man: No Way Home is everywhere. At the box office, where it was easily the biggest hit of the past several years. In theaters, with movies like Morbius standing on its shoulders . And almost certainly in the future Marvel Cinematic Universe too, especially with that multiverse fully part of the… Read more...

TechCrunch / 10h
Brian Spanswick Contributor Brian Spanswick is the chief information security officer (CISO) and head of IT at Cohesity . If there’s one thing that recent earnings reports from Microsoft, Google and Amazon made clear, it’s that their cloud businesses are booming. While the shift to the cloud is well underway, many companies aren’t paying attention to a critical aspect of this growth: the dramatic

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Smartphone cameras have gotten quite good, but it’s getting harder and harder to improve them because we’ve pretty much reached the limit of what’s possible in the space of a cubic centimeter. Glass is a startup looking to fundamentally change how the camera works, using a much bigger sensor and an optical trick from the depths of filmmaking: anamorphic lenses. It may not be obvious that cameras

YouTube Demonetizing•
Engadget / 10h
YouTube’s existing policies are not enough to discourage creators from posting “problematic” content. That’s one of the findings of new research from Cornell Tech on how YouTubers make money. YouTube has long used the threat of demonetization to encourage creators to follow its rules. Creators who violate its policies or who veer into so-called borderline content — videos that don’t outright brea

SlashGear / 10h
The GPU designer has ambitious plans to map roads for the sake of autonomous vehicles.

Google Android 15 History•
Enlarge (credit: Ron Amadeo) Google is finally releasing a "delete history" feature, which will wipe out the last 15 minutes of search queries, for the Android Google Search app. "Delete history" was announced at Google I/O 2021 in May and made it to the iOS app two months later , but for some reason, it took almost a year to come to Android. It's finally rolling out now, though, according to a s

Lifehacker / 10h
When budgeting time and money for your kitchen renovation, set a bit of both aside specifically for your countertops. Counters are notoriously expensive to replace—but they stick out like a sore thumb if outdated and left as-is. If you have out-of-style, scratched, stained, or dull countertops that need a little… Read more...

AIP Series Firefly•
30TechCrunch / 10h
Firefly Aerospace’s roller coaster ride could soon send the rocket startup to the public market via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, a recent filing with the FCC suggests. Aerospace private equity firm AE Industrial Partners (AEI) announced last month that it had reached an agreement to acquire a “significant stake” in Firefly after its largest shareholder, Ukrainian Max Polya

NVIDIA Grace Cpu 144•
78Engadget / 10h
Partway through last year, NVIDIA announced Grace , its first-ever datacenter CPU. At the time, the company only shared a few tidbits of information about the chip, noting, for instance, it would utilize its NVLink technology to provide data transfer speeds of up to 900 GB/s between components. Fast forward to the 2022 GPU Technology Conference, which kicked off on Tuesday morning. At the event,

Summer Game Fest is returning again this year, with Summer Game Fest 2022 set to mark the third year of Geoff Keighley's season of gaming. Like in previous years, Summer Game Fest 2022 will launch with a live Kickoff show, hosted by Keighley, which will then be followed by a series of digital live stream showcases from a range of publishers and developers. When exactly this year's Summer Game Fes

SlashGear / 10h
After it was acquired by Romano Artioli, Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. created just one vehicle. It was a car that effectively bankrupted the brand in short order.

Your next PowerPoint presentation might be a lot more exciting thanks to a new feature that also draws in Microsoft Teams . The company has announced it is bringing two separate tools together to make your meetings more engaging and interactive using its popular video conferencing platform. The upgrade now means you'll be able to bring your Microsoft Teams camera feed into a PowerPoint presentati

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max•
If you're a fan of the iPhone notch, you're really not going to like this analysis article - and the iPhone 14 really isn't going to spark any joy with you. We've recently seen sketches of the new iPhone 14 Pro, coming from a leaker on Chinese social media site Weibo . This includes dimensions of the phone so we know - assuming they're accurate - that it'll be taller, thicker but less broad, but

SlashGear / 10h
The GPU designer put its technology to work — literally — for the massive online retailer.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with current information. In January, IHG Rewards offered 20% off award stays of three nights or longer. Well, now that sale is back for Chase IHG Rewards credit cardmembers. Get the latest points, miles and travel news by signing up for TPG’s free daily newsletter . Starting today, IHG Rewards cardholders can get a 20% discount on reward nights when book

Lifehacker / 10h
When you search “gift registry,” all of the results assume you’re getting married or having a child. A recent tweet , however, went viral for pointing out that there are many causes worthy of gift registry that have nothing to do with weddings or babies. ( Here’s the registry that inspired the tweet, by the way).… Read more...

NASA Artemis Launch Pad•
500+Futurism / 10h
Stargazing When you look into the void, the void looks back. At least, that seems to be the case for NASA’s Moon-bound Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, as it moved to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center last week to prepare for testing. As spotted by , a satellite snapped images of the SLS all the way from orbit, illustrating just how gargantuan it really is. Airbus’ Pléiades Ne

Lucid Nvidia Hyperion•
76TechCrunch / 10h
Nvidia has launched a new mapping platform that will provide the autonomous vehicle industry with ground truth mapping coverage of over 300,000 miles of roadway in North America, Europe and Asia by 2024, founder and CEO Jensen Huang said at the company’s GTC event on Tuesday. The platform, dubbed Drive Map, is geared toward enabling high levels of autonomous driving. Drive Map isn’t only open to

Nvidia DRIVE Hyperion•
TechCrunch / 10h
Nvidia has added two electric vehicle makers to its portfolio of automotive companies adopting its Drive Hyperion platform, a compute and sensor toolkit that powers automated driving capabilities in everything from private passenger vehicles to robotaxis to autonomous trucks. Chinese automaker BYD and American automaker Lucid Motors, two companies that offer software-defined features like intelli

Microsoft Translator AI•
25TechCrunch / 10h
Microsoft today announced an update to its translation services that, thanks to new machine learning techniques, promises significantly improved translations between a large number of language pairs. Based on its Project Z-Code , which uses a “spare Mixture of Experts” approach, these new models now often score between 3% and 15% better than the company’s previous models during blind evaluations.

If you own a Mac and need to transfer files between machines, make a temporary backup, or share files with others, sometimes burning a CD or DVD still does the trick. Luckily, macOS makes it easy. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Maserati Grecale Folgore•
64How-To Geek / 10h
Maserati just unveiled the second vehicle in its all-electric Folgore lineup, the Grecale compact SUV. It launches in 2023, sometime after the Folgore GranTurismo. And while we already know a ton about this car’s features, the most important details are still missing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

34How-To Geek / 10h
No one enjoys breaking a glass (unless it’s a celebration), but the worst part is the cleanup. If a wine glass or mug shatters particularly badly, it can be hard to find all of those tiny pieces. Because they’re clear, it makes this task even more difficult. Luckily, though, this clever trick can help. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Mashable / 10h
SAVE $30: As of March 22, you can slash 5% off the new iPad Air . (Hey, it just came out, so that's pretty good.) Get it for $569 instead of $599. If you snagged the 2022 iPad Air right after it was announced last week, you might have saved $40 on the preorder . That deal is done, but you can still save — Amazon has 64GB Wifi-enabled iPads available for $30 off. The iPads themselves are a pretty

Mashable / 10h
Upgrading to a king-size mattress can be a good move for a number of reasons. Maybe you sleep with a partner and need some extra space, or maybe you just want more room to sprawl out at night. (No shame in being a bed hog.) You might even, due to necessity or preference, work from bed. If so, a king-size mattress can provide more real estate for your home office setup. Assembling the "ideal" work

Russian Soyuz Space•
200+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with head of Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin during a flight to the Vostochny Cosmodrome on September 4, 2021. (credit: ALEXEY DRUZHININ/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images) The fate of the International Space Station hangs in the balance as tensions between Russia and the West escalate following the country's invasion of Ukraine. However,

NVIDIA Jetson Orin AI•
100+Engadget / 11h
If you've been eager to use NVIDIA's more powerful robotics 'brain' for projects, you now have your chance — provided you're willing to pay a premium. The company is now selling the Jetson AGX Orin developer kit for $1,999. The palm-sized computing device is now billed as eight times more powerful than Jetson AGX Xavier (275 trillion operations per second, or TOPS) thanks to its 12-core ARM Corte

Qatar Airways BA Doha•
You know the saying — if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Well, as noted by Thrifty Traveler , one airline has just significantly lowered the cost of partner award redemptions, which I think is an exception to that rule. Redeem fewer BA Avios for Qatar Airways flights Earlier I wrote about how Qatar Airways Privilege Club is adopting Avios as its rewards currency . This is a

Qatar Airways BA Doha•
Qatar Airways has officially implemented Avios as its new frequent flyer point program, replacing Qmiles. Avios is the frequent flyer currency used by British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus Aer Club and Vueling Club. As of this morning, Qatar’s Privilege Club members can link their account to their British Airways account and transfer Avios between the two. Right now, it isn’t po

Air Canada 26 A321XLR•
100+The Points Guy / 11h
The longest-range Airbus A321neo will be joining Air Canada ‘s fleet. Canada’s flag carrier on Tuesday announced it was acquiring 26 A321XLRs, which will be added to its fleet starting in 2024. Of those 26 aircraft, 20 will be leased, with Air Canada purchasing six outright along with options for 14 additional aircraft. The A321XLR, which stands for “extra long-range,” has an advertised range of

23Gizmodo / 11h
Firefighters in Texas have finally gotten the upper hand on devastating wildfires that began last week. But fires continue to blaze across areas of the state and may escalate due to dry weather, as people in some of the hardest-hit areas begin to assess the damage. Read more...

Mashable / 11h
It seems as though everything’s getting the “smart” treatment these days, from phones and TVs to robot vacuums . And while some of these upgrades are more novel than others (do we really need a smart toaster?), others are definite game changers — smart luggage included. Whether you tend to travel for work or pleasure, these genius accessories pull double duty to haul your stuff from point A to po

Lifehacker / 11h
Every major update since Windows 8 has come with a major redesign of the Start menu, and Windows 11 is no exception. This time, though, Microsoft went rather radical: The taskbar is centered, the Start menu is devoid of live tiles, and there are only two sections—pinned apps, and recommendations. Read more...

21TechCrunch / 11h
Chinese startup Rokid has been through a few stages of transformation over its eight years of existence, and it’s recently raised some new funding to stay afloat. The Temasek-backed company started out as a smart speaker maker when the vertical was all the rage in China in mid-2015s, but it has in recent years put more focus on augmented reality. This week, Rokid said it has secured a $160 millio

Harness ChaosNative•
28TechCrunch / 11h
Harness , the developer-focused startup from Jyoti Bansal , has been working hard to build a more complete modern tooling platform for developers while taking a distinct shift into open source more recently. That started with the acquisition of in 2020. Today, the company took another open source step with the acquisition of ChaosNative , best known for the open source chaos engineering

Google Steam Chromebook•
Portal 2 Enlarge / Portal 2 is one of the games Google recommends trying. (credit: Google) After prematurely announcing that Steam on Chromebooks was ready for testing last week, Google is making the release official today. The alpha version of Steam on Chrome OS is currently available in the Chrome OS 14583.0.0 Dev channel, as announced via a post in Google's Chrome Developers Community. Not all

Recreating the human face could give virtual interactions the sense of intimacy they’re missing.

Google Android 100000•
Malicious actors have created an Android app which carried with it a password stealer, and possibly - an identity and biometrics stealer, as "added value". Discovered by researchers at security firm Praedo , the “Craftsart Cartoon Photo Tools” promised to “cartoonify” a photo, but inorder to do so, users needed to log into their Facebook account. However whatever details users provided to the app

Cityblock Toyin Ajayi•
TechCrunch / 11h
Primary healthcare provider Cityblock Health has named co-founder Toyin Ajayi as its new CEO. The company, which has raised nearly $900 million and has a valuation just shy of $6 billion, focuses on delivering comprehensive, quality care to the underserved population relying on Medicare and Medicaid in the U.S. Having previously served as the company’s president, Ajayi takes over from co-founder

A completely paralyzed man has been able to communicate entire sentences using a device that records his brain activity. The man was able to train his mind to use the device, which was implanted in his brain, to ask for massages, soup, and beer, and to watch films with his son. It is the first time a completely locked-in person—someone who is conscious and cognitively able but completely paralyze

Editor’s note: Virgin Voyages provided TPG complimentary access to Valiant Lady during the vessel’s three-night inaugural sailing. The opinions expressed below are entirely from the author and weren’t subject to review by Virgin Voyages or any external entity. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Merpeople, rousing games

Hong Kong Lam April•
In mid-January, Hong Kong introduced a ban on transit passengers , which was initially only supposed to be valid for a month. Since then, this has been extended twice, though there’s finally an end in sight. As reported by Danny Lee of Bloomberg , the Hong Kong transit passenger ban will be ending as of April 1, 2022, which is the same date that Hong Kong is relaxing many coronavirus related rest

SlashGear / 11h
The iconic Toyota Supra enjoys an adoring subculture among car aficionados but it also has some mistruths connected to its name.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card Overview The Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card is the most rewarding of Southwest’s personal credit cards, with a $75 annual Southwest credit and 7,500 anniversary bonus points. Card Rating*: ⭐⭐⭐½ *Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is no

Nvidia GTC 2022 is underway, with the computing giant set to announce a raft of software and hardware news, upgrades and releases. With CEO Jensen Huang taking to the stage, we're expecting everything from 6G to AI, with some surprises no doubt included. So read on for all the latest updates from Nvidia GTC 2022 keynote live.... As is tradition, Nvidia kicked off the keynote with a demonstration

Netflix Three Games•
23Engadget / 11h
Netflix is now using its growing mobile game collection to support a good cause. The streaming service has launched three Android and iOS games headlined by This Is A True Story , a game meant to raise awareness about the lack of safe drinking water. The team-up between Frosty Pop and Charity:Water is an educational RPG that challenges you walk miles in sub-Saharan Africa to find water while deal

Google Steam Chromebooks•
30Engadget / 11h
A week ago, Google somewhat surprisingly announced that Steam was coming to Chromebooks in a very early alpha test format — but aside from a mention of this during the company's Games Developer Summit keynote, there were no details to be had. Given the somewhat surprising amount of interest around it, Google is now making things a bit more official by releasing instructions on how to get Steam up

The United Airlines MileagePlus premium credit card currently has an offer to earn 120,000 bonus miles after you spend $6,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. This is the largest initial bonus offer I have ever seen from an airline consumer co-brand credit card. Continue reading ...

Steam Officially Chrome•
TechCrunch / 11h
This may feel like déjà vu because Google itself mistakenly leaked this announcement a few days ago, but the company today officially announced the launch of Steam OS on Chrome OS . Before you run off to install it, there are a few caveats: This is still an alpha release and only available on the more experimental and unstable Chrome OS Dev channel. The number of supported devices is also still l

Google Photos Library•
TechCrunch / 11h
Google today announced a number of changes ahead for its popular Google Photos app for mobile devices. With the update, the company plans to make it easier to organize, import and sort through your albums, as well as access shared content and screenshots, the company says. Some of the new features are designed to make the Google Photos app work better with on-device folders, while others are focu

Google Steam Chromebooks•
42Gizmodo / 11h
Chromebooks have come a long way from their origins as cheap, budget-friendly laptops with small displays that are meant for kids and the classroom. One user segment they haven’t yet reached, however, is gamers. That could soon change now that Google is bringing Steam to Chrome OS. Read more...

Gizmodo / 11h
Apple’s Mac Studio is a compact desktop with beastly performance, but its lack of upgradability is a disadvantage when compared against the highly modular systems in the PC world. Read more...

Tesla Musk Berlin German•
100+Mashable / 11h
On Tuesday, Tesla's $5.5 billion German gigafactory located in Grunheide near Berlin opened its doors and started shipping electric vehicles . As Reuters reports , the first 30 Model Y Performance configuration vehicles produced at the factory are being delivered to customers Tuesday. Both Elon Musk and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will attend the official launch event for the new production fac

500+Futurism / 11h
Invisibility Shield A British startup claims to have created a real world “invisibility shield” that doesn’t even need power to operate. Think of it as Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, but in the shape of a flat piece of cardboard that turns anything behind it into an indiscernible smudge. The company, evocatively called Invisibility Shield Co, is now looking to finance its invention on Kicksta

Futurism / 11h
The best desktop computers can enhance your work (or play) with a sleek design that’s much more compact than desktops of the past. These machines offer some of the fastest processor speeds, largest memory capacities, and biggest displays available. Creatives and gamers alike can get the power they need to get ahead and enjoy the best technology has to offer. While these computers aren’t mobile, t

32How-To Geek / 11h
Many Android phones have methods to wake up the screen without a power button if the phone is already on, but what if the phone is off? Is it possible to turn on a phone without a functional power key? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple’s fancy new Studio Display monitor has a lot to offer and is now officially available to buy. Unfortunately, now that people are getting their hands on it, we’re learning that it has a non-removable power cord, something that’s not very consumer-friendly. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

21How-To Geek / 11h
After an initial rollout to older Pixel handsets, Google’s is now pushing the March update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This update promises to improve fingerprint reader accuracy and resolve all the bugs that were introduced with the February update. That said, I suggest waiting a few days to install it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You upgrade your phone every few years, install smart devices throughout your home, and are counting down the days until a true self-driving car hits the market. So why are you still using a toilet based on a 400-year-old design? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Zoom New Animal Avatars•
21TechCrunch / 11h
A picture’s worth a thousand words, but this image of Zoom’s newest feature can be summed up in just one: what? Zoom is introducing a feature today that lets you show up to your work meetings as a bunny rabbit (or a dog, a fox, a panda, a horse — you get the point). The Avatars feature recognizes the shape of your eyes, nose and mouth to mirror your head movements and facial expressions, but Zoom

Spirits Unleashed IllFonic•
85Gizmodo / 12h
There’s something strange in the neighborhood... and it could be you. Well, if you happen to be facing off against four would-be phantom exterminators in the upcoming Ghostbusters : Spirits Unleashe d multiplayer game from Illfonic. The 4v1, asymmetric co-op game pits teams of four Ghostbusters, armed with proton packs,… Read more...

Ford Cisco Evs•
36TechCrunch / 12h
Andrew Tarantola Contributor Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Cadillac will offer two new features to select Super Cruise drivers this summer Polestar’s second concept car is a convertible with an integrated drone With its newly minted bi-directional charging capabilities , the Ford F-150 Lightning can now serve as a backup home power supply in a pi

Apple Employee $10M•
200+Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Repairing an Apple iPhone. (credit: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance) Under CEO Tim Cook’s watchful eye, Apple has become famous for its tightly managed supply chain. Yet even the most finely tuned machines run into problems from time to time. The case of Dhirendra Prasad appears to be one of those times. Prasad’s time at Apple coincided with the company’s meteoric rise. He joined in 2008

The second season of Paramount's Halo TV show should enter full production "before too long", according to executive producer Kiki Wolfkill. Speaking exclusively to TechRadar, Wolfkill – who oversees Halo's transmedia productions for 343 Industries – revealed that season 2 of the Paramount Plus sci-fi series was still early in development. The Halo TV series was renewed for a second season in Feb

Spreadsheet software company Rows has launched a new desktop application in beta, in an effort to undermine the dominance of Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets . The company released the beta in stealth back in December, but has now gone public with native applications for both Windows and macOS, TechRadar Pro can reveal. Until now, Rows has been available exclusively as a web app, which had place

Hong Kong Lam April•
100+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Building on reopening news, Hong Kong is set to allow transit passengers at its main airport beginning April 1. The news was first reported by Bloomberg journalist Danny Lee. Airport Authority Hong Kong, which issues rules for the airport, confirmed the news to Bloomberg. It’s a move that could boost struggling Hong Kong carrier Cath

SlashGear / 12h
AMD FreeSync is a widely available synchronization system that allows monitors and computers to communicate for highly smooth and fine graphics delivery.

Shopify New Linkpop•
20TechCrunch / 12h
Shopify has entered the “link in bio” market with the launch of a new tool called “ Linkpop, ” the company announced on Tuesday. The new offering is aimed at creators and allows them to sell products directly from their Linkpop page. Creators and merchants can include important links on the page and also launch storefronts to sell directly on the platforms where they’re engaging with followers. C

25Lifehacker / 12h
Life is full of etiquette blunders—some small and inconsequential, some large and egregious. We were all raised differently, with varying ideas of what’s “polite.” We recently posted a story about a woman who was invited to dinner at her friend’s place and then received a surprise Venmo request for the penne alla… Read more...

Taylor Swift Carolina•
Mashable / 12h
Delia Owens' 2018 novel, Where the Crawdads Sing , took several literary threads – familial strife, isolation, love and betrayal – and quickly rose to prominence. Set against the backdrop of a fictional coastal town and the marshlands of North Carolina, the book was picked by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club , with Witherspoon deciding to produce the film adaptation . And now the film

Mashable / 12h
Nick Kroll, Aidy Bryant, Brandon Kyle Goodman and Randall Park remix the plot to the Big Mouth spinoff in a game of Mash Libs.

Maserati Grecale Folgore•
55Engadget / 12h
Maserati is already following the reveal of an electric GranTurismo with another, decidedly more practical model. The trident badge has introduced its first electric SUV, a Folgore edition of its upcoming Grecale crossover. While the company didn't share many technical details, it promised a familiar 400-volt architecture (not like the speedier 800V of the Porsche Taycan or Hyundai Ioniq 5 ) and

The bloatware controversy surrounding Microsoft Edge looks set to rumble on a little while longer following news of another update. The browser is set to receive a Skype Meet Now extension icon for its toolbar that will allow users to launch a video meeting directly from their window. However, users have already noted that including such a potentially resource-heavy tool could put extra strain on

Okta Lapsus$ January•
400+Wired / 12h
Lapsus$ leaking Microsoft source code would be bad enough. Breaching Okta could be much, much worse.

300+Gizmodo / 12h
A team of physicists recently discovered a new phase of water ice, after they put ordinary ice under extraordinarily high pressure and melted it before letting it refreeze. The previously unknown phase—called Ice-VIIt—is organized differently from typical water ice. It doesn’t occur naturally on Earth’s surface, but… Read more...

Oneweb Spacex Russia•
OneWeb, the satellite firm part-owned by the UK government , has reached a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX venture to continue its launch programme after suspending its relationship with the Russian space agency Roscomos. The company had been launching its low earth orbit (LEO) satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan until Roscomos demanded guarantees that the technology would not be u

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. Russia may resort to even more desperate tactics in Ukraine, Biden has warned Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons is a “clear sign” Russia is considering using its own against the country, US President Joe Biden has war

100+The Points Guy / 12h
Although you might be packing up your skis for the season, it’s never too early to start thinking about your ski plans for next winter. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, the best way to pay for your lift tickets these days is usually with a ski pass instead of with individual mountain lift tickets. This is true even if you’re only planning a single trip — or perhaps skiing for as little

Mashable / 12h
Save $700: As of March 22, the Samsung 85-inch Q70 QLED TV is on sale for $1,999.99 at Best Buy — a savings of $700. The late winter months are real "get rid of old inventory" hours for TV retailers looking to make room for the new year's models, which typically become available for preorder in March. And retailers clear house by cutting prices, of course. Best Buy has one of the best deals we've

Dying Light Xbox Series•
Dying Light 1's next-gen upgrade is available now on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One. This free upgrade adds two new video modes to Dying Light on Xbox One X and Xbox Series S and three new video modes on Xbox Series X, having already rolled out to PS5 players in early March. Those on Xbox One X and Series S will have access to the new Performance mode (30fps in full HD) and Quality mod

100+Lifehacker / 12h
You can be forgiven for not understanding human behavior very well. People are complicated, and it’s hard to understand why we do what we do, especially since the answer is likely due to a trick our minds are playing on us. Simply eliminating the variables necessary to test a hypotheses about the cause of even the… Read more...

Counting how many cells contain numbers is a basic and useful task. With this in mind, Microsoft Excel gives you a handy function to save you from counting cells manually. The function is COUNT and here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Instagram US Users Tag•
Engadget / 12h
Instagram tags are no longer just for other accounts. The app is expanding its product tagging feature so that any user can tag specific items within their post. Up until now, product tagging has only been available to businesses and creators, but over “the next few months,” Instagram will allow all US users to access the tags. Tagging a product works the same way as tagging another account — use

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Gizmodo / 12h
As the megapixel wars have died down, the new frontier for dedicated digital cameras is multi-functionality; being able to shoot both still images and capture high-quality video at the same time. To further improve the flexibility of its hybrid digital cameras, Sony has designed a new lens it promises is as just as… Read more...

Instagram US Tag Products•
32TechCrunch / 12h
Instagram is expanding product tagging to everyone in the United States over the next few months, the company announced on Tuesday. Prior to the expansion, only creators on Instagram could tag products from businesses in their posts. Now, all U.S. users will be able to tag products from businesses that are set up for Instagram Shopping. The company says the expansion will make it easier for peopl

TechCrunch / 12h
Over the past decade, some of the biggest names in the tech, VC, automotive and aerospace industries have poured millions of dollars into developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. And that investment trend shows no sign of slowing any time soon. Just some of these investors include Google co-founder Larry Page, United Therapeutics founder Martine Rothblatt, UP.Partners c

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22TechCrunch / 12h
At its annual GTC conference for AI developers, Nvidia today announced its next-gen Hopper GPU architecture and the Hopper H100 GPU, as well as a new data center chip that combines the GPU with a high-performance CPU, which Nvidia calls the “Grace CPU Superchip” (not to