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Ukraine European Russian•
The world is getting much smaller for Russian state-owned airline Aeroflot, and that was reflected in Sunday’s flight from Moscow to New York, as noted by Flightradar24 . Aeroflot operates eight hour flight to nowhere On Sunday, the European Union and Canada officially banned Russian airlines from using their airspace . While the United States hasn’t yet banned Aeroflot, it looks like Aeroflot ma

BP Shell Russia Rosneft•
5KGizmodo / 10h
It’s a race to the door for oil and gas companies with operations in Russia. Over the past 24 hours, three major international oil companies—BP, Equinor, and Shell—have publicly announced they will get out of the Russian oil business in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Read more...

TechCrunch / 17min
A 2019 World Bank report says 85% of Africans live on less than $5.50 per day. A large percentage of these adults are unbanked and underbanked; thus, they don’t have access to credit and also can’t afford important purchases outright . M-KOPA’s financing platform has proved helpful to this set of users since launching as an energy provider in 2011 . The company, which enables underbanked customer

Starship Technologies•
Starship Technologies , one of the bigger players in the world of autonomous delivery robots — the small, boxy vehicles that self-drive around cities and closed campuses delivering food and other small items — has raised yet another round of funding, just 30 days since its last financial infusion. The company, founded and developed in Estonia but headquartered in San Francisco, has picked up $42

Ukraine Crypto Russian•
Engadget / 1h
Major crypto exchanges including Coinbase and Binance are refusing a request by Ukraine to freeze all Russian accounts, saying that doing so would harm civilians and be counter to their ideals. "To unilaterally decide to ban people’s access to their crypto would fly in the face of the reason why crypto exists,” a Binance spokesperson told CNBC . In a tweet , Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo

Urban US is three funds deep into an eight-year venture capital journey of focusing on climate tech. The firm originally had a built-environment focus it described as “reimagining cities for climate change.” Over the years, Urban US grew to realize that its name was hella confusing (“Nobody was able to figure out how to pronounce it, even”), and eventually decided to pull the trigger on a name ch

Mashable / 2h
Kate McKinnon sat down with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to gush about her time in Australia while filming her upcoming series Joe vs. Carole . However, while she was thrilled by Australia's wallabies, kangaroos, and omnipresent slang, it was an equally omnipresent bird that excited her first. "My first day [in Australia] I was walking on the street, and I saw what I thought was the most beauti

Toyota Japan Cyberattack•
Engadget / 2h
Toyota has reportedly halted vehicle production at all its plants in Japan following a cyberattack against a major supplier, Nikkei has reported. "Due to a system failure at a domestic supplier (Kojima Industries Corporation), we have decided to suspend the operation of 28 lines at 14 plants in Japan on Tuesday, March 1st," Toyota wrote on its global website . Kojima supplies both exterior and in

46Mashable / 3h
Reddit has quarantined subreddit r/Russia due to misinformation, as the internationally condemned Russian invasion of Ukraine continues into its sixth day. r/RussiaPolitics has also been quarantined, just days after it was created in order to host invasion-related discussions. Quarantined subreddits don't show up in searches, recommendations, or feeds in which a user hasn't specifically included

Payhawk Series Bulgarian•
300+TechCrunch / 3h
European spend management startup Payhawk has added $100 million to its Series B round that I already covered back in November . The startup confirms that it has reached a post-money valuation of $1 billion, as The Information’s Kate Clark previous reported . Lightspeed Venture Partners is leading the new $100 million investment. Sprints Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, HubSpot Ventures and Jigsaw VC

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The 2022 Ultimate Microsoft Excel and Power BI Certification Bundle is on sale for £26.13, saving you 98% on list price. We’re dealing with more data than ever before in 2021 — and 2022 will likely push it even further. Tools like Excel and Power BI make it possible to navigate and effectively work with all of that data, but only a select few actually know how to use it. That’s why employe

Nvidia GPU LHR Lapsus$•
The software and firmware data for Nvidia LHR (Lite Hash Rate) GPUs could soon be leaked online if Nvidia fails to meet the demands of the South American hacking group Lapsus$. Details of the group's plan to release the company's proprietary data were first shared on its Telegram channel and if the data turns out to be authentic, it might stop graphics cards from falling in price as they could on

Mashable / 4h
TL;DR: The Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £22.40, saving you 96% on list price. Even if you have no experience, the five-course Raspberry Pi and Arduino bootcamp will help you get started learning about programming and robotics. It’s designed for complete beginners and walks you through Robot Operating System (ROS) basics first and foremost so that you can create powerful

Mashable / 4h
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can reliably access the best American content on Disney+. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £76.04, and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. Disney has added new ESPN American football documentaries to Disney+ in the U.S., including The Book of Manning , Four Falls of Buffalo , and Deion's Double Play . You'll need a VPN to

Amazon Masks US Warehouse•
29Engadget / 4h
Earlier this month, Amazon announced that vaccinated warehouse workers (but not unvaccinated ones) were no longer required to wear masks. Now, the company is making face masks optional at its operations facilities across the US regardless of vaccination status starting today, according to a notice sent to workers seen by CNBC . "[This] is an exciting step in our path to normal operations," the le

March 2022 Moon Knight•
Disney Plus subscribers have an abundance of new content to look forward to throughout March 2022, with a range of exclusive blockbuster movie releases, binge-worthy new TV shows and the long-awaited streaming arrival of a family sitcom classic. In fact, it's such a content-packed month, that we've taken the liberty of highlighting our picks for the top movies and shows coming to Disney Plus in M

Volopay Series APAC•
26TechCrunch / 5h
Volopay , a Singapore-based fintech startup, raised a $29 million Series A in debt and equity financing as it seeks to further expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa. To date, Volopay has raised approximately $31.4 million since its inception in 2019, which includes its $2.1 million seed round last January , co-founder and CEO Rajith Shaji told TechCrunch. The exec

One of just five general partners at the storied early-stage venture firm Benchmark, Sarah Tavel may be leaning the most into crypto, but that hardly means she’s actively writing related checks. On the contrary, Tavel has led one of the only crypto-related bets that Benchmark has made in recent years, making an early investment in the blockchain analysis outfit Chainalysis after it helped crack t

Waymo San Francisco•
Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, has scored a permit with the California Public Utilities Commission that allows it to charge riders for ride-hailing trips in its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco. A human safety operator must be present, though, per the permit’s stipulations. Securing this permit from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the company’s final ste

SlashGear / 6h
You may remember when the Dreamcast was released, but do you know why it failed? Here's why Sony's PlayStation managed to overtake its competitors.

NASA Spacex Axiom Three•
NASA announced today that it has officially awarded SpaceX the Crew-7, Crew-8, and Crew-9 missions to the International Space Station, bringing SpaceX’s total Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract to $3.49 billion. The original $2.6 billion contract was issued to SpaceX in 2014 for the development of American crewed launch capabilities, which had ended in 2011 with the retir

AT&T Microsoft Private 5G•
AT&T has announced its plans to expand its 5G network in an effort to allow customers in the US to roam off of private networks while still remaining connected to its public mobile network. The telecom is collaborating with Microsoft and using Azure private MEC to deploy private wireless networks across a range of radio spectrums including CBRS as part of its new AT&T Private 5G Edge offering. Es

TikTok Facebook EU•
29Engadget / 7h
TikTok has joined Facebook in blocking access to two Russian state media outlets in the European Union. Sputnik and RT are no longer able to post to audiences within the EU, and their pages and content will no longer be accessible to users in the bloc, a TikTok spokesperson confirmed. TikTok’s move comes as Facebook , Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have also cracked down on the outlets, which hav

500+Gizmodo / 7h
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Disney has decided to take a stand . The company released a statement Monday night explaining that it won’t be releasing its films there for the foreseeable future, beginning with Pixar’s Turning Red . Then, a few hours later, Warner Bros. did the same thing for The Batman . Read more...

100+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / A Maxar satellite image shows the buildup of Russian vehicles and helicopers on an airfield in Belarus prior to the invasion of Ukraine. (credit: Maxar Technologies) Ukrainian entrepreneur Max Polyakov was emotional and, at times, angry, during a 20-minute call with reporters on Monday evening as he spoke about the attack by the Russian military on his homeland. "Within one hour there w

US Russian Ukraine•
After years of talks about the need for public-private partnerships to combat cyberattacks, the war in Ukraine is stress-testing the system.

62Gizmodo / 8h
It’s only been a few days since Disney’s lavishly priced Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser attraction previewed for invited media, influencers, and guests—yet eBay listings are already being promoted for exclusive items from the experience. Some item postings even have timetables for guests who have yet to step onto the … Read more...

US Russian Ukraine•
After years of talks about the need for public-private partnerships to combat cyberattacks, the war in Ukraine is stress-testing the system.

Uber Russian Yandex•
31Engadget / 8h
Uber hopes to accelerate a planned sale of its remaining holdings in Yandex.Taxi, the Russian-owned ride-hailing platform, reported The New York Times . Uber owns a 29% stake in the service, which was roughly equivalent to $800 million at the end of 2021. While speeding up the sale is directly in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Uber has been looking to exit the Russian market for a whil

27TechCrunch / 8h
You may not be able to see ’em with your eyes, but in the space between infrared light and microwaves is an invisible stretch of the electromagnetic spectrum where neither electronics nor optical devices can manipulate energy. The cool thing about terahertz waves, though, is that they’re a lot like X-rays: You can use ’em to see through certain solid materials, but without the “oh dear, now I’m d

Councils are debating whether to spend thousands of pounds to continue live steaming their meetings.

Enlarge / The new Gmail design. You can see a chat popup in the bottom left. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Gmail's latest redesign seems to have finally started hitting a wide number of accounts over the weekend. The new desktop site changes up the 2018 design by turning the top and side portions of the web app gray, turning the red highlight to blue, and rounding over some of the corners. Oh yeah—it also

42Gizmodo / 9h
As fans everywhere anxiously, nervously, and curiously await the trailer for James Cameron’s Avatar 2 , we’ve got the next best thing. Sort of. It’s a trailer for Cameron’s new book, Tech Noir . And before you immediately write that off as lame, let us tell you what Tech Noir is: it’s a nearly 400-page hardcover… Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
WiFi is great, but interference remains a problem for many. PureLiFi may have the solution, and it involves light rather than radio frequencies.

Humans have lived aboard the International Space Station for more than two decades. (credit: NASA) NASA's senior official for human spaceflight operations said Monday that the US space agency continues to operate the International Space Station as usual with its partners, including Russia. "Our operations are nominal," said Associate Administrator for Space Operations Kathy Lueders. She acknowled

uwmspeccoll : Celebrating Black History Month We close out Black History Month with some works by the founders of two of the oldest black-owned presses in the United States! Facing difficulties getting her fourth poetry collection published, poet, author, educator, and publisher Naomi Long Madgett saw the need for a press that promoted African American writers, and established the Detroit Lotus P

31TechCrunch / 9h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Monday, February 28, 2022. Today we are bringing exclamation points back. Because it’s Monday, we need the boost, and a startup whose name includes a “!” just raised north of $400 million in a single round. 2022! It’s a whole t

60Gizmodo / 9h
The ExoMars rover, previously expected to hurtle toward Mars later this year, really can’t seem to catch a break. After facing multiple delays caused by testing issues and the pandemic, the mission faces yet another setback: war. Read more...

Tricentis , a well-funded enterprise-centric test automation platform, is on a bit of an acquisition spree these days. Last year, it acquired performance testing service Neotys. Earlier this month, the company announced that it had bought UI-testing startup Testim and the company has now announced that it has also picked up Tx3 Services . Unlike some other testing services, Tx3 focuses on a singl

Rocket Lab Virginia•
24TechCrunch / 10h
Rocket Lab has announced the latest expansion of its growing empire of rocket building and launching facilities. While its existing pads in New Zealand and the U.S. will continue to field the company’s smaller Electron rockets, a fresh facility will be built in Virginia to house and eventually launch the much larger Neutron launch vehicle. The new Neutron Production Complex will be located right

Elden Ring Souls D.•
20Mashable / 10h
Let’s talk about Elden Ring . Your social feeds and group chats probably won’t shut up about it, but you’re not sure if you want to pay up for something you might hate. Perfectly reasonable. But FOMO is powerful and it might have you on the fence about the latest From Software joint that’s part of a loosely connected bunch of games people collectively call the "Souls" series. It encompasses Demon

Gizmodo / 10h
Welcome back to io9's monthly Nerd’s Watch, where we pare down the enormous lists of new films and television shows arriving on all your favorite streaming services into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles we think you’ll like most. Read more...

A variety of researchers have highlighted the potential to leverage nature to combat climate change, by planting trees or growing crops to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. But a bleak new report from the UN’s climate panel stresses that relying heavily on these approaches could present real risks as well. The nearly 4,000-page analysis, released on Monday, warns that more than 3 billion

100+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / A metal ladle is used to serve takeout Chinese food from a plastic container, Lafayette, California, December 25, 2021. (credit: Getty | Gado ) Medical experts are calling out a rotten batch of news articles that wrongly claimed spoiled leftover Chinese food caused a teen to develop a life-threatening infection within hours, which led to the amputation of both his legs below the knees a

BP Shell Russian 2•
28Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / A low-temperature isomerization unit at the Novokuibyshevsk Refinery, a subsidiary of Rosneft Oil Company, in the Russian city of Novokuibyshevsk. (credit: Yegor Aleyev / TASS ) Shell announced today that it would be pulling out of the stalled Nord Stream 2 pipeline and looking to sell its stakes in various oil and gas projects in Russia as President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraini

Finnair Russian Asia•
Finnair canceled some of its most popular routes to Asia this morning, hours after Russia banned airlines from 36 European countries from using its airspace. The Finnish flag carrier made the drastic move after admitting its current “fast” routes to the Far East were no longer “economically sustainable” if it can’t fly over the warmongering nation. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your

California Bar Records•
Engadget / 10h
The California State Bar is investigating a potential data breach after finding that a public website published confidential information related to approximately 260,000 attorney discipline cases. Over the weekend , the bar said it learned of the exposure after finding the files on a website that aggregates public case records. According to the organization, the website displayed information rela

Google Russian Media•
TechCrunch / 10h
The EU’s ban on Kremlin-backed media outlets, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik (plus any subsidiaries), is expected to cover online platforms and apps as well as traditional broadcast channels, TechCrunch has confirmed. The “unprecedented” sanction was announced yesterday as the bloc dialled up its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A spokesman for Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market com

20TechCrunch / 10h
This week, the biggest story in the space industry is understandably the biggest story in world events overall: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Of course, the most immediate and devastating impact of Russia’s actions are those felt by the people on the ground in the besieged country, but already there are signs that this could forever change how the international space community operates, and in pa

200+NYT > Technology / 10h
Thanks to the invention he helped create in the 1970s, people can send email over an office network or visit a website through a coffee shop hot spot.

Lucid 2022 EV 2021•
TechCrunch / 10h
Earnings season rolled along today with notes from Lucid Motors’ fourth-quarter results. The company, like other electric vehicle (EV) companies, is nascent in revenue terms, albeit further along than some. The company publicly debuted as a SPAC company in July last year after merging with Churchill Capital IV. The company’s value has had a turbulent day. Lucid’s stock rose nearly 10% during regu

Ukraine Meta Russian•
200+NYT > Technology / 10h
Google, Meta, Twitter, Telegram and others are levers in the conflict, caught between demands from Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

Apple MacBook 20-Inch•
It's hard to imagine a more ridiculous idea than an all-screen MacBook that replaces a full-sized keyboard with a virtual one. That's the latest rumor . Apple's so amped, according to reports, about the possibility of a foldable iPhone that it's already trying to figure out how to bring the technology to its popular MacBooks. Assuming there's even a shred of truth to this, it's a silly, borderlin

SlashGear / 10h
Poco is back with two new smartphones, one of which -- the X4 Pro 5G -- is hailed as a flagship handset offered at a price almost as cheap as the new M4 Pro.

Ukraine Army Russian•
100+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge Cyberspace is feeling the strain of Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine: multiple sites tied to the Kremlin and its allies in Belarus have been unavailable to all or at least major parts of the Internet in recent days. The outages began last week with the defacement of Russian websites and picked up steam over the weekend, following a call from Ukraine’s vice prime minister for the format

When booking travel to Canada , some notable cities might come to mind such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. But Calgary is a metropolis that might be a hidden gem for travelers. United is offering some discounted fares from a few West Coast cities to Calgary, located in the southern part of the Canadian province of Alberta, starting below $200 round-trip. Sign up for our daily newsletter for

SlashGear / 10h
Apple stopped telling us what we needed from a new MacBook Pro, and instead it started listening. The result is the MacBook Pro M1 Max.

HyperX Gaming Mouse•
SlashGear / 10h
HyperX revealed a new iteration of its ever-growing collection of gaming keyboards alongside a wild new gaming mouse with wild honeycomb design.

Netflix Russian Channels•
500+Engadget / 10h
Netflix isn't bowing to Russian pressure to carry state-owned TV channels . The streaming service confirmed to Variety that it wouldn't carry the 20 free state channels required under a Russian law, including Channel One, NTV and Spa. The company has "no plans" to offer the programming in light of the "current situation," a spokesperson said — that is, it's not about to support Russian state medi

Ukrainian Ukraine Europe•
50Mashable / 11h
According to recent estimates from the United Nations, at least 500,000 Ukrainian refugees have traveled out of the country, fleeing the conflict that began last week with Russia's invasion . They're making the painful decision to separate from loved ones, leaving their belongings and lives to seek safety elsewhere. Many are calling for immediate, government responses and action from tech giants

Pokémon Scarlet Violet•
72Gizmodo / 11h
One bright spot that saw exceptionally online people through a rather grim weekend was the reveal of the newest video game installments for the Pokémon franchise . An announcement for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet with an accompanying trailer revealed some of the newest inspirations, Arceus -inspired open-world… Read more...

100+Futurism / 11h
Axiom Space is a space tourism company set to fly the first all-private crew to the International Space Station. Sound like fun? Think again, says the mission’s commander. In fact, he’s now insisting that his crew is totally in it for the science — not billionaire entrepreneurs looking for adventure, regardless of what it looks like. Commander Michael López-Alegría, who earned his stripes as a NA

China Chinese Ukraine•
TechCrunch / 11h
China has stuck to its position of refusing to call Russia’s military actions in Ukraine an “invasion” or condemn Moscow, but its people are taking to social media to express their feelings about the war. Over the past few days, Ukraine-related topics have become some of the top trending hashtags on Weibo, the bellwether for public discussion on the country’s internet. In the meantime, Chinese so

100+Gizmodo / 11h
The Webb telescope has completed the third stage in aligning its mirrors, a crucial process for getting state-of-the-art imagery out of this $10 billion space telescope. The feat comes right on time as the telescope heads into the second month of its three-month alignment period. Read more...

SlashGear / 11h
Using a standing desk has major benefits over sitting all day - even if you're not at the office. Here's why it's time to ditch your chair.

Calling all music fans! There are some great deals to Memphis on American Airlines starting under $100 round-trip. Music legends such as Al Green, B.B. King, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley have called this city home. There are also plenty of places for music nerds to visit such as the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Beale Street, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and venues such as the Orpheum Theate

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Mashable / 11h
If I'm being honest here, I think that brushing my teeth at night has to be the most annoying chore within my routine. My bed is just so comfortable and I'm usually quite tired. (Before you start judging my oral hygiene, I do brush my teeth every night. I'm just venting.) Brushing your teeth is a vital chore, no matter how tired you are, though. Just think about how awful it feels to wake up in t

Engadget / 11h
The American Council of the Blind, National Disability Rights Network, National Federation of the Blind and more than 170 other disability organizations signed a letter published today, calling for the Department of Justice to finalize rules for online accessibility. According to the letter, the rulemaking process began in 2010 "under Titles II and III of the ADA" but was withdrawn in 2017. Last

If you’re a former YouTube Premium subscriber who’s now suspended or terminated from the service, you may want to review your credit card bill. In a legally-questionable twist, YouTube now says that suspended customers cannot cancel their Premium subscription, which costs $12 a month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Conti Ransomware Russian•
500+Gizmodo / 11h
Members of the Conti ransomware gang are now being attacked by one of their own. An insider from the gang has leaked a massive cache of internal chats after its leaders took an aggressive pro-Russian stance on their public site. Read more...

Euphoria Season 2 Ashtray•
29Mashable / 11h
Season 2 of Euphoria is, in a word, frustrating. Excellent performances and a standout episode or two clash with absolutely baffling storytelling choices. Jules (Hunter Schafer) and Kat (Barbie Ferreira), both so integral to Season 1, are pushed to the side . Cassie's (Sydney Sweeney) elevated importance is tainted by an uncomfortable (and unnecessary) amount of humiliation . In the season finale

SlashGear / 11h
OPPO demonstrates a new experimental super speedy charging technology that they expect will be available for their smartphones within the next few years.

Facebook Meta Russian EU•
32Engadget / 11h
Facebook is “restricting access” to two Russian state media outlets across the entire European Union, a move that will prevent the publishers from sharing content to millions of people in the countries. Meta’s President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, announced the block of RT and Sputnik , saying that it was in response to “a number” of government requests from within the EU. “Given the exception

Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 AI•
Qualcomm has launched a new modem-RF system that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve “breakthrough 5G performance”. Announced at MWC 2022 , the Snapdragon X70 is set to become the world’s first 5G modem-RF to feature an integrated AI processor when it launches later in 2022. According to Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, the Snapdragon X70 will offer 10 Gigabit downloads over 5G, low late

Priority theater seating and a dedicated disembarkation lounge with continental breakfast are among the perks returning to Royal Caribbean’s Crown and Anchor Society loyalty members this year. When cruises resumed in summer 2021, after a hiatus that lasted nearly a year and a half, those extras and a handful of others were removed to eliminate unnecessary gatherings and reduce touchpoints. The li

Forza Horizon 5 Sign•
Engadget / 11h
Forza Horizon 5 is about to become more accessible for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. On March 1st, Microsoft will update the title to add support for both American and British Sign Language. Enabling the feature adds a picture-in-picture display of an ASL or BSL interpreter during cutscenes. By visiting the game’s accessibility menu, you can adjust the position of the display and decide w

500+Gizmodo / 11h
In any other large franchise, each TV show getting its own new costumes and designs is just a perfectly normal thing. In Star Trek , it’s created a canonical tapestry that paints the picture of Starfleet’s uniform design department going mad with power in a post-money utopia society that lets them radically overhaul… Read more...

Ashneer Grover BharatPe•
34TechCrunch / 11h
Ashneer Grover, a founder and the public face of BharatPe, has resigned from the board and left the managing director position he held at the Tiger Global-backed Indian fintech startup following weeks-long turmoil at the firm as it undertakes what it says is an an all-encompassing review of business practices and fraud allegations. On Tuesday midnight (local India time), Grover wrote in a scathin

Chrome Password Manager•
Mashable / 11h
We're just gonna say it: Creating strong, complex passwords — and then actually remembering what those passwords are — has become a huge pain in the behind. The well-known advice is that you shouldn't use the same password for everything because it's not safe, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying as you’re mentally shifting through every password and password variation you’ve ever created a

29Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Sala et al. 2022) Early humans suffered frequent head injuries but often lived long enough for those injuries to heal. That's the result of a study that analyzed twenty 350,000-year-old skulls from a cave in Spain. The study also found that recovery wasn't inevitable—several of the individuals in the cave apparently died from violent blows to the head. Welcome to the Pit of Bones

5KFuturism / 11h
Awkward Vibes NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, currently stationed on board the International Space Station, is scheduled to return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft — an awkward predicament, given the extraordinarily tense situation between Russia and the United States developing back on the ground. The international space community has been actively distancing itself from Russia after the co

500+Futurism / 11h
Fake News Renowned scientist and former government employee Donald Trump took the stage at right-wing cringe festival the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday — where he made some eyebrow-raising comments on climate change. In the rambling keynote speech, Trump downplayed the impact of climate change while deriding President Joe Biden for his focus on environmental issues. “We hav

Instagram IGTV Reels•
39TechCrunch / 12h
Instagram is ending support for its standalone app for IGTV, the company announced on Monday. Meta, Instagram’s parent company, confirmed to TechCrunch that the app will be removed from app stores in mid-March. In a blog post , the company explained that the change is part of its efforts to make video as simple as possible to discover and create. Instagram says it will now focus on having all vid

American Platinum 500-Mile•
As I wrote about earlier, American Airlines is making significant changes to its complimentary upgrade program on flights within North America, as all elite members will soon be eligible for complimentary upgrades. While those changes are a mixed bag, there’s another change to the upgrade process that’s entirely positive, which I think we can all get behind. American will automate airport upgrade

52Gizmodo / 12h
Nikon’s staunch devotion to DSLRs meant the company is now trying to play catch up to Sony, Canon, and even Fujifilm when it comes to the ever-growing mirrorless camera market. The Nikon Z9, revealed last year , wasn’t quite the runaway hit the company needed, but a potential new feature could change the market share… Read more...

When you say the Alexa command, you’ll be connected with the Teledoc call center. From there, you will get a call back from a Teledoc doctor for a virtual visit right on your Amazon Echo device. This isn’t something you’d want to use for a health emergency, which holds true for any telephone or internet-based doctor. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Orange 3G 2030 ZTE•
100How-To Geek / 12h
Wireless carriers are starting to shut down older 3G networks, affecting millions of cars. In late February 2022, AT&T became the first major wireless carrier to phase out its 3G network in what it’s calling a “3G sunset” as it continues to improve its 5G offerings, and it’s just the first of many. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Intel AMD Russia US•
Both Intel and AMD have reportedly suspended chip sales to Russia due to the US government's new export restrictions on semiconductor sales to the country following its invasion of neighboring Ukraine . According to multiple reports from Russian news outlets, the suspensions have been confirmed by the Association of Russian Developers and Electronic Manufacturers (ARPE) while IT companies in Chin

SlashGear / 12h
The good news is we know what the PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset and controllers look like. The bad news is we won't likely get to use them soon.

Apple MacBook 20-Inch•
21Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge / Apple's 2021 iPad—sans futuristic folding capability, of course. (credit: Samuel Axon) Two different sources are now saying Apple plans to introduce a foldable iPad and MacBook hybrid product, though the release date for such a device would likely be a few years away. The rumors first began to swirl when DSCC analyst Ross Young published a report claiming that Apple has been discussing

Sony Ray PlayStation 5•
Cyberpunk 2077 , patch 1.5, PlayStation 5, ray-tracing mode. [credit: CD Projekt Red ] While video game consoles have finally reached the age of ray tracing, performing those graphical calculations in real time can still be tough on consumer-level hardware. A PS5 game like Gran Turismo 7 , for instance, can only handle ray-traced visuals in replays thanks to the processing requirements. With a ne

Russia Finnair Asia•
100+The Points Guy / 12h
For an airline industry still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s war in Ukraine has created new, unwelcome challenges. One of the diplomatic responses to the war has been for countries to close airspace to Russian operators. Russia has responded individually to each country tit-for-tat, reciprocally banning those countries’ operators from Russian airspace. As of Monday morning, 36 co

29TechCrunch / 12h
When Zendesk spurned a $17 billion acquisition offer earlier this month, it did so partially on the basis that the proposed transaction undervalued the company, especially in light of its then-pending $4.13 billion attempt to purchase Momentive/Survey Monkey . But after investors rejected that deal on Friday , it left open questions about how the company proceeds from here. On February 10, Zendes

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Raising a Series A is a different ball game from raising a seed round, and for Akilesh Bapu, CEO and co-founder of AI-powered medical transcription platform DeepScribe, giving prospective investors a hard deadline while leaning on early investors for support and guidance made all the difference. “We were at this trajectory as a company where we had a semblance of product-market fit,” said Bapu, r

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Rumors have been surfacing recently about Apple's future MacBook , mainly that it would be one large foldable screen similar to the rumored foldable iPhone delayed until 2025. Thanks to the grapevine, we now have more details on some of the MacBook’s purported features. Mark Gurman’s Power On newsletter threw its weight behind recent rumors that Apple was exploring the possibility of a foldable M

Doctors performing a brain scan on an elderly patient who suffered a sudden, fatal heart attack during the procedure captured the world's first-ever look at the human brain's neural activity as it dies – and the results suggest that, as we die, we might be seeing our lives pass before our eyes. The patient was an 87-year-old who suffered a brain injury and developed epilepsy as a result, and so D

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With no off-ramp in sight, Russia’s leader has put the country’s nuclear forces on alert.

World of Hyatt points are some of the most valuable loyalty currencies, as they can provide outsized value for incredible properties worldwide. Plus, with Hyatt’s acquisition of Apple Leisure Group last year, there are 100 new properties that will soon be fully integrated into the World of Hyatt portfolio. Known as AMR Collection, there are six all-inclusive brands with properties throughout Lati

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I think it’s safe to say, if you’ve lived in America for any length of time, you’ve probably eaten ice cream. From sundaes and apple pie accompaniments, to root beer floats and the almighty summer cone, its popularity is legion. According to a study conducted by Yahoo Foo