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In the mid-2000s, Google was known for announcing joke software for April Fools Day that we all knew wouldn't ever be made. So, when its new web browser , Google Chrome first arrived in September 2008, users had thought that the company had delayed the joke by a few months. However, since its arrival, Chrome has seen many changes and revamps, to the point where it's the most-used web browser in t

Egyptian Eksab Africa•
3KTechCrunch / 22h
Football (or soccer, as it’s commonly called in the U.S.) is the most popular and watched sport globally, with over 5 billion fans according to its apex governing body , FIFA. While the World Cup, the pinnacle event of football and arguably the world’s most popular sporting event, shows the popularity of the sport in full color, it’s the yearly leagues in different countries across Europe, South

Smith Chris Rock Academy•
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Welp, it looks like Will Smith just slapped Chris Rock in the face in defense of his wife at the Oscars. During Sunday's 2022 Oscars award ceremony, Chris Rock, who was announcing the winner for Best Original Documentary, made a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith being in G.I. Jane because of her shaved head and green dress. Pinkett Smith is outspoken about her struggles with alopecia, an autoimmune d

Weaver , a London-based marketplace and SaaS contract negotiation platform for matching homeowners/architects planning major home renovation projects with vetted contractors, has closed a $4 million seed round to expand nationally. The round was led by European VC btov Partners, with participation from FJ Labs, Enterprise Fund (a syndicate of former Atlassian & Docker executives) and Dr. Stefan H

Wordle Today March 29•
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It's after midnight on March 29, so put down that Mogwai Chow and pick up a fresh new Wordle . You never know when you're going to need a little helping hand, so we've got the answer word below, as well as a few hints to give you a chance to solve it spoiler-free before you get there. If you just want the answer word, please and thank you, you'll find today's Wordle solution right down the bottom

TikTok Watch History•
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Tiktok is reportedly testing a new Watch History feature, making it easier to find that one video you swore you saw the other day. The new feature was first spotted this week by Twitter user Hammod Oh , and subsequently shared by Geekout founder Matt Navarra . According to a screenshot shared by Oh, TikTok's Watch History should be accessible via the app's settings and privacy menu — provided it'

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SAVE 20%: Avast Small Office Protection can cover up to 10 devices and has multi-OS support. A one-year subscription is on sale for £90.39, saving you 20% on list price for a limited time. There are plenty of online security packages out there, but most of these are either designed for individuals or big businesses. What about if you're looking for something in between? Avast has come up with a s

31TechCrunch / 3h
Talenthouse AG has made a name for itself as an aggregator of content creators, which is then commissioned by brands for their own social media channels. Brands just can’t seem to come up with the same kind of authenticity, so they farm it out in this manner. But business is going well, so Talenthouse is now listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker THAG) in response to this demand for content cr

Lapsus$ Sitel Okta•
The identity management software firm Okta has admitted that it made a mistake in the way in which it handled an attack on one of its suppliers by the data extortion hacking group Lapsus$ . In a recently published FAQ , the company provided a full timeline of the incident beginning on January 20 when it first learned that “a new factor was added to a Sitel employee’s Okta account from a new locat

Philippines GrowSari•
GrowSari , a Manila-based platform for digitizing small businesses in the Philippines, announced today it has added $77.5 million to its Series C round. Along with prior funding, including $45 million announced in January , this brings the round’s total to about $110 million. Investors included the International Finance Corporation, KKR, Wavemaker Partners and the Temasek Group’s Pavilion Capital

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Robot vacuums are exceedingly expensive — sure, there are plenty of cool tech-enabled bells and whistles, but spending thousands of dollars for a vacuum isn’t exactly realistic or necessary for most households. That’s why we like the Neato D8 robot vacuum . The compact, mid-priced robot vacuum claims to offer just as much cleaning power and efficiency as its big name competitors, making it a good

Apple iPhone Monthly•
A report broke last week about a new iPhone subscription service - according to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a way to get iPhones in your hands, without you having to pay a hefty one-off fee (or giving loads of money to cell companies). This would apparently start with iPhones, but roll out to other Apple devices later down the road, and would let many more people get their hands on an iDevice,

India Edtech Classplus•
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At a time when so many edtech firms in India are attempting to cut their reliance on teachers, a Noida-based startup that is helping teachers and creators operate, manage and sell courses to students has raised $70 million in a new financing round. That startup, Classplus , is now valued at $570 million. Alpha Wave Global and Tiger Global co-led Classplus’ Series D round, the four-year-old startu

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Some Internet traffic in and out of Twitter on Monday was briefly funneled through Russia after a major ISP in that country misconfigured the Internet's routing table, network monitoring services said. The mishap lasted for about 45 minutes before RTCOMM , a leading ISP in Russia, stopped advertising its network as the official way for other ISPs to connect to the w

SlashGear / 5h
Social media has often been associated with the general decline in life satisfaction and happiness, something a new study from Oxford explored among youth.

Nvidia NeRF AI 2D 3D•
AI researchers at Nvidia have developed a way to covert a handful of 2D images into a 3D scene almost instantly by using ultra-fast neural network training alongside rapid rendering. Known as inverse rendering, the process leverages AI to approximate how light behaves in the real world to turn 2D images taken at different angles into 3D scenes. Nvidia's researchers applied their novel approach to

Will Smith Chris Rock•
100+Mashable / 6h
Will Smith has taken to Instagram to apologize to Chris Rock, a day after slapping the comedian on stage during the Oscars . "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive," Smith wrote in a black and white text post on his Instagram . "My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medica

Because projectors are so different from TVs, they’re often described using niche language like “ultra-short throw” or “long throw.” But this terminology exists for a reason. Once you understand it, you’ll have a much easier time identifying how projectors work and deciding whether a long throw, short throw, or ultra-short throw model is right for your home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

SlashGear / 6h
Last year, Samsung announced an industry-first 200MP mobile image sensor. Months later, it looks like the first phone packing this camera is finally inbound.

Uber New York City•
Passengers could soon use the Uber app to order taxis in a deal similar to one recently announced in New York City.

SlashGear / 6h
A battle royale of rovers could help uncover new designs for mining ice and other resources on the moon, and that's the basis for a challenge from the ESA.

YouTube Emoji Reactions•
Engadget / 6h
Sometimes a YouTube video deserves more nuanced feedback than a simple comment, or a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”. YouTube today is testing timed-specific emoji reactions for a small group of users. Viewers can throw out an emoji when a specific moment in a video resonates with them (or doesn’t). Users can also get a feel for how others reacted throughout the duration of a video. There will be

Singapore Ampverse•
Singapore-headquartered esports startup Ampverse has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Falcon Capital. The company says this is the largest Series A raised by an esports organization in Southeast Asia, based on data from PitchBook and other third-party platforms. The round will be used to expand in Indonesia and the Philippines, acquire more esports teams and scale Ampverse’s play-to-

Amazon Mike Frazzini•
SlashGear / 7h
Following "Lost Ark" and "New World," Amazon Games' head Michael Frazzini has announced he's stepping down from his role after nearly two decades at Amazon.

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Back in 2020, we shared filmmaker Danny Donahue ’s Evil Dead -evoking horror short Beast of Prey . He’s got a new one with a killer logline: “a time traveler is hunted by a dinosaur ,” and it’s surely worth stopping what you’re doing to spend the next few minutes immersed in Hell Creek . Check it out! Read more...

Enlarge / A closed viaduct and tunnel leading to Pudong is seen in Shanghai, China, March 28, 2022. (credit: Getty | Future Publishing ) Coronavirus cases in China are spiking to record highs, leading officials in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai to make the snap decision late Sunday to lock down the city of around 26 million people. For weeks, officials denied that they would institute lock

Gizmodo / 7h
FinFisher is no more. Long accused of helping authoritarian governments to spy on political dissidents and activists, the creepy surveillance company has abruptly shut down amidst an ongoing investigation into its business dealings. Read more...

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Warren Rogers Contributor Warren Rogers is CFO at Blockware Solutions , a former venture capitalist and founder, and a blockchain maximalist. The crypto mining space is approaching a key inflection point. There are currently two dominant proof of work-based coins, Bitcoin and Ethereum. Bitcoin’s consensus rules are immutable and historically have not been able to be altered by some of the largest

Personal finance apps are everywhere but are they useful if you are already in debt or on low wages.

SlashGear / 7h
Known for its professional audio gear, Rode is stepping into a new market segment with its first pair of headphones.

$26B NASA Artemis 2023•
21Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / NASA's SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft are at the launch site in Florida, ready for a wet dress rehearsal in early April. (credit: NASA) President Joe Biden on Monday released his budget request for the coming fiscal year, and NASA is a big winner. The administration is asking Congress to fund $25.9 billion for the space agency in 2023, an increase of nearly $2 billion over the $24 bill

Rode Røde NTH-100s•
Engadget / 7h
You might be mistaken for thinking Rode already made headphones. And that’s fair enough, it feels like something the company would already be doing. Yet, here we are with the first set from the Australian brand, the NTH-100. The $150 over-ear headphones might have been a long time coming, but if you’ve been following the company over the last couple of years, you’ll know it’s making a conscious e

Gizmodo / 7h
Have you ever ignored a seemingly random LinkedIn solicitor and been left with a weird feeling that something about the profile just seemed…off? Well, it turns out, in some cases, those sales reps hounding you might not actually be human beings at all. Yes, AI-generated deepfakes have come for LinkedIn and they’d like… Read more...

Sourceful Supply $20M•
Sourceful , an Index Ventures-backed supply chain transparency startup, has fast-fuelled with a $20 million Series A around half a year after it announced a $12.2 million seed round . The latest raise is once again led by Index, with Coatue and Eka Ventures also participating. The 2020-founded startup works with brands to shrink the environmental damage associated with their product sourcing choi

SlashGear / 8h
Apple is reportedly cutting down the production target of its all-new iPhone SE 3 by as much as 20% in the next quarter. What does that mean for the tiny phone?

JetBlue has snatched yet more slots from under the noses of other transatlantic carriers, this time at Gatwick Airport (LGW). The airline landed on the U.K. travel scene last year with a bang, snapping up 310 of Heathrow’s most coveted and valuable runway slots to New York. In fact, TPG was on the first flight. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newslett

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 Monday, March 28, 2022! Alas, I knew this day was coming, and here it is. Christine and Haje are taking over my bits of Daily Crunch from here on out, though I will be back occasionally to fill in when they are on break. Not tha

100+Gizmodo / 8h
As TNT’s Snowpiercer closes out its third season, the dystopian series is already looking ahead to season four, and has added Marvel’s Clark Gregg and Tony winner Michael Aronov to its cast. It also has a new showrunner: Paul Zbyszewski, who also has MCU experience; his previous credits include Agents of SHIELD , … Read more...

Ukraine Cyber Attack•
Ukrtelecom says a powerful cyber-attack carried out against its infrastructure was "repulsed".

The Bilt World Elite Mastercard® is the first credit card that allows you to earn points on rent — and with no fees. The information for the Bilt Mastercard has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. Today, this New York City-based startup announced that Wells Fargo is now the official issuer of this car

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Though its streaming service is still catching up in the market, Apple has set a new Academy Awards milestone with its original movie "CODA."

Hello and welcome back to Found, the podcast where we tell the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Jordan talked with Laura Crabtree, the co-founder and CEO of Space SaaS company Epsilon3 , which helps companies run their complex engineering, testing and operational procedures. Here’s a sneek peak into what they get into in their conversaiton: Epsilon3’s surprisingly wide market fi

Gizmodo / 8h
I cannot stress enough how ridiculous it is trying to get people together after you’ve all become tax-paying adults. It is a lesson in wrangling cats and dogs—children, too—and doing your best to accommodate everyone even as you lasso them. Read more...

Fungus Crazy Texas•
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Enlarge / Tawny crazy ants ( Nylanderia fulva ) feeding on a cricket. (credit: Lawrence E. Gilbert) Several years ago, staffers at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas, noticed a new type of invasive ant species. Tawny crazy ants were so aggressive that they were driving birds out of their nests and occasionally swarming over visitors who paused to sit on a trail. Populations of other

People were abandoning rental cars and walking to the terminal in order to make their flights. PreCheck lines extended outside the terminal. And the airport warned airlines to bring extra fuel. Continue reading ...

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Papaya Global Azimo•
Six months after raising $250 million , Papaya Global is making a key acquisition to expand its cloud-based HR and payroll platform globally on the heels of major surge in remote working . The Israeli startup is acquiring Azimo — the London-based money transfer business that Facebook once tried to buy to spearhead its own remittance efforts — a deal that will see Papaya Global moving into more ma

SlashGear / 8h
Russia's war on Ukraine has put the brakes on one of Europe's planned Mars missions. As a result, the ExoMars rover is heading for storage instead of space.

As U.S. COVID-19 case numbers in March fell to a fraction of those seen at the height of the omicron surge, airports across the country have seen some of their busiest days of the pandemic. As airports have filled back up again, though, there’s been a shift in who’s traveling. That has prompted big changes in which airports are seeing record numbers, and when those crowds are showing up. It’s som

The lowly breaker panel has been around for a century without getting much love, and along comes Span . The company is making a compelling bid for better, smarter electrical panels, and just got a $90 million top-up to continue its evolution. The company is solving the challenges of electrification and micro-grid balancing, ensuring that the smart homes of the future have better visibility in the

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In WIT Studios’ anime adaptation of Attack on Titan , humanity tries desperately to survive in a world filled with monstrous giants intent on eating them. In WIT’s upcoming Netflix series Vampire in the Garden , humanity tries desperately to survive in a world filled with vampires intent on sucking their blood. If… Read more...

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Popular messaging and calls app WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is getting rid of a restriction that has long driven users to its competitors.

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Apple offers an inexpensive Apple Music tier, but it revolves entirely around Siri. Here's why you should avoid it despite the low price tag.

Delta Airbus A321neo•
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Delta Air Lines is planning a premium sub fleet for its latest narrowbody jet that will feature lie-flat beds and a premium economy section. A week after taking delivery of the first of 155 Airbus A321neos, a report on Monday revealed that Delta will configure 21 of the new aircraft with premium cabins. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter The p

Spotify Months Joe Rogan•
28TechCrunch / 9h
You probably remember a few months ago when you couldn’t turn on the news, check Twitter or talk to your conservative uncle without broaching the issue of Joe Rogan, who is signed to an exclusive deal with Spotify worth more than $200 million . In January, 270 physicians and scientists published an open letter to Spotify demanding that it institute misinformation policies in light of Rogan’s podc

Duty Warzone Verdansk•
Enlarge / Maps this detailed can take up a lot of hard drive space. For years, players have complained that ballooning game download sizes are clogging up hard drives and Internet bandwidth. In a recent interview with streamer TeeP, Call of Duty: Warzone Live Operations Lead Josh Bridge admitted that the game's massive file size is also impacting the team's ability to release new maps. Asked abou

Mashable / 9h
Keeping your eyes on the road ahead is rule number one of Drivers’ Safety 101. So isn’t it a bit ironic that in order to read the essential information from the gauges on your car’s dashboard, you have no choice but to take your eyes off the road? And even if it’s just for just a moment, it still presents a risk that isn’t worth taking, especially when you’re traveling at high speeds. Obviously,

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When you need to quickly and efficiently get rid of sensitive banking or identification documents, a paper shredder provides a convenient solution that's far more efficient than just ripping pages by hand. These machines easily shred all sorts of paper documents and credit cards, too, and you don't even have to worry about removing staples or paper clips. Some heavier-duty models can even shred C

Scotland is a charming destination filled with opportunities for adventures such as a tour of the Scottish Highlands to find Nessie the Loch Ness monster. Right now you can snag a cheap fare there for travel this fall. The flights below are $544 round trip to Inverness and can be booked on Delta Air Lines, KLM or Virgin Atlantic. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for

Editor’s note: This story is continually updated Each week, it seems that more and more countries are taking steps to incentivize tourists to come back as easily as possible, and roughly 20 destinations have reduced requirements to varying degrees in March alone. It can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing requirements each day, so we’ve compiled the latest country reopening news, all in one

Apple iPhone Production•
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Apple’s latest earnings report found the hardware giant exceeding expectations amid the ongoing chip shortage. All told, the company marked a 9% growth in iPhone sales, as most of the rest of the market contracted. When it comes to navigating the supply chain, there’s a lot to be said for the leverage that comes with being one of the biggest players. But not even a giant like Apple is immune from

Fungus Crazy Texas•
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Invasive tawny crazy ants are spreading wildly in the southern United States, but these problematic insects seem to have met their match in the form of a highly infectious fungal pathogen. Scientists are now using this naturally occurring fungus to combat crazy ant populations, with surprising success. Read more...

When you first launch a startup, you’re just trying to build a product and get it to market. The first group of engineers has an “all hands on deck” mentality, and they’ll do whatever needs to be done to make the product happen. But as your business grows and its needs change, that mentality is no longer as viable, particularly as you bring more people on board. As you add more talent, you’ll hav

200+Futurism / 9h
Vanishing Act Saturn’s beautiful rings are vanishing — but slowly, thankfully. As The Atlantic reports , the observable process of “ring rain,” which is when planets like Saturn lose their distinctive rings over hundreds of millions of years, is perhaps one of the main things we actually know about this mysterious planet and its gorgeous accoutrements. While the rings around the gaseous planet se

SlashGear / 10h
The legendary Kingdom Hearts series turns 20. Here's why it has remained such a popular part of the gaming lexicon for two decades.

Us Servers DDoS Attack•
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Hit game "Among Us" recently faced some sabotage of its own in the form of a DDoS attack. After days of work, things are finally looking stable again.

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In terms of sci-fi, Dune’s six Oscar wins last night was by far the biggest success. Behind that however was Coda , the first-ever Sundance film and streaming film to win Best Picture. Following a young woman named Ruby ( Locke and Key ’s Emilia Jones ) who is able to hear, while the rest of her family is not, it’s a… Read more...

Bungie YouTube DMCA•
20Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Bungie ) Bungie slammed YouTube's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) process in a lawsuit against 10 John Doe defendants accused of sending fraudulent takedown notices against Destiny 2 videos. "Doe Defendants were able to do this because of a hole in YouTube's DMCA-process security, which allows any person to claim to be representing any rights holder in the world for purpo

Us DDoS This Weekend•
Engadget / 10h
After a weekend of connection issues , Among Us is back online. “Ok servers look stable and good now!” developer Innersloth tweeted on Monday at 3:37PM ET. “Hopefully the sabotages don't come back – will keep u updated if anything changes.” ok servers look stable and good now! hopefully the sabotages don't come back - will keep u updated if anything changes 🤞 now get back to your tasks — Among U

From visiting historic sights like Machu Picchu and riding the cable car to the Kuelap, to the seafood, street food and incredible culture in Lima, the list of reasons to visit Peru is long. If you were on the fence before, a number of airlines are offering some incredible deals for travel to the country this fall. While Google flights shows round trips to the capital city of Lima often range bet

Lapsus$ Sitel Okta•
93Wired / 10h
Documents shed some light on how Okta and its subprocessor Sitel reacted to a breach, but they don’t explain the apparent lack of urgency.

India Flights Two VA•
The South Asian nation has finally reopened to international flights after remaining shut throughout the pandemic as COVID-19 ravaged the nation’s economy. Want more points and miles travel advice? Sign up for TPG’s free daily newsletter However, Indian business is bouncing back, and the government says it’s time for its tourism industry to follow suit. So, as of yesterday (March 27), regular fli

SlashGear / 10h
Apple may be working on a new version of the iPad Pro, and it looks like this could be the product's next major upgrade, one that ushers in the M2 chip.

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Two former Tik Tok moderators have filed a lawsuit against the company and its parent for exposing them to graphic content and failing to provide resources. Ukraine•
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Did you catch the cryptocurrency ad that aired during the Oscars on Sunday night? You may have forgotten about it as the commercial aired in a world before the slap , so allow me to jog your memory. The ad was for cryptocurrency exchange,, and its fundraising drive for Ukraine. Titled "The Essentials," the commercial ran through a list of necessities such as bread, medicine, batteries,

As a general rule, we never turn down free miles, because, well…they’re free . This is why we suggest everyone take advantage of this Emirates Skywards reward program offer. As we first reported back in January, the airline is offering new signups 2,000 free miles simply for signing up for Skywards — but only until March 31, 2022. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up fo

4KFuturism / 11h
Sun Spotting The European Space Agency has released an extraordinary image obtained by its Solar Orbiter, a sophisticated spacecraft designed to observe the Sun from much closer than Earth — and spoiler alert, it’s pretty incredible. You can see a zoomed out version below, but to really appreciate the sheer majesty of the image, it’s worth clicking here for the full-resolution version. That tiny

Futurism / 11h
The best budget 3D printers bring the power of 3D into the home at a price hobbyists and beginners can appreciate. Some types of 3D printers are better for detail work, while others aim for speed and simplicity. How you plan to use the printer, the space you have available, and your technical skills can help you decide which type and model are right for you. When looking for a 3D printer, you’re

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency have called the handling of pet deaths linked to a popular flea and tick collar a “travesty” and have bemoaned how the agency is trying to “cover [its] ass for doing nothing” about tens of thousands of customer complaints, according to emails released last week . The… Read more...

DC Universe Infinite•
Engadget / 11h
After being converted from a streaming video service into a portal for comic books last year , DC Universe Infinite is finally rolling out to regions outside of the US this spring and summer. Today, DC Comics announced that the service is now available in Canada, with support for Australia and New Zealand arriving later this week on March 29th. After that, the UK will get access on April 28th, fo

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotion. JetBlue TrueBlue has launched two limited-time promotions for buying points. Your discount or bonus will depend on the offer tied to your account. Both promotions will last through April 20, 2022. The most popular promotion is for up to a 30% discount. A discount kicks in when you purchase a minimum of 3,000 poi

HP Acquire Poly $3.3B•
The transition to hybrid work is leading businesses to purchase new equipment for both their remote workers and offices which is why HP has announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Poly . If approved, the all-cash transaction at $40 per share would see HP acquire Poly for $1.7bn though the deal itself is valued at $3.3bn as it also includes Poly's net debt. While employers

DirectStorage Windows 11•
Windows 11 gamers could get some really beefy benefits from DirectStorage tech, which was recently announced to have arrived on Microsoft’s newest OS – but it’ll be some time yet before developers incorporate it into games. We already knew that Windows 11 would give users ‘optimal’ results with DirectStorage (compared to Windows 10) in terms of what this feature does – namely seriously speeding u

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During the pre-taped acceptance speech for Best Animated Short at the 94th Academy Awards , "The Windshield Wiper" director Alberto Mielgo said, "animation for adults is a fact. It's happening. Let's call it cinema." Unfortunately, the Oscars telecast did not feel the same way. Early in her monologue, host Amy Schumer (who shared hosting duties with Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes) mentioned that she

I like to tell everyone who will listen about the huge value they can get by maximizing credit cards and using them responsibly. There are so many great credit cards out there, and those who are using debit cards or paying cash are basically throwing money out the window (assuming they’d be able to use credit cards responsibly, and not rely on credit card financing, other than a 0% intro APR offe

Lifehacker / 11h
From a limited series about The Godfather to a remastered version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture , Paramount+ is celebrating the 1970s in April 2022. Read more...

Cancun, recently the site of resort shootings, had chaos break out at its airport on Monday morning. What may have been an explosion in the baggage claim area was interpreted as an active shooter. Terminal 3 at the airport shut down, and passengers went running, as armed officers stormed into the building. Continue reading ...

SlashGear / 11h
The BMW Z two-seater sports car line had a few odd entries over the past few decades, including a "clown shoe" model that needed to be developed in secret.

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Some recent leaks indicate the next-generation iPhone may pack a larger camera bump. While that's disappointing, it may not be entirely bad news.

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Israeli company will conduct experiments to study the brain of astronauts at the International Space Station, via a coming SpaceX launch.

84Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Activists from the environmental organization Greenpeace demonstrate in the Baltic Sea in front of a ship carrying Russian oil on March 23, 2022. (credit: Frank Molter/picture alliance) First there was the Russian oligarch jet tracker ; then there was the Russian oligarch yacht tracker; now there’s the Russian oil tanker tracker. The new tool comes from data scientists at Greenpeace UK,

Mashable / 11h
Whether you’re planning to cross the country in a camper or you prefer an old-fashioned tent in the great outdoors, we can all agree that there are some camping essentials that will get you through an adventure in the wilderness. You could spend hours intricately planning out the most magnificent camping itinerary, but without the right gear, a great trip into the wilderness can go south pretty q

Man Apple Watch Girlfriend•
84Gizmodo / 11h
A 19-year-old Tennessee man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to surreptitiously track his partner using an Apple Watch hooked around the wheel of her car. Read more...

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The European Space Agency is scrambling to figure out the ExoMars rover’s next-possible launch window after the agency suspended cooperation with the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read more...

Instagram Support Social•
TechCrunch / 11h
Instagram is testing a new feature that will make it easier for users to discover and support social causes directly through hashtags, the company announced on Monday. Now, when you search for specific hashtags associated with certain social movements, you’ll have the option to support them through new options. Once you get get to a hashtag page, you can select “Support” to learn more about the m

ebookfriendly : The Holloway Reading Stand from 1890 combined a dictionary holder, book rest, lamp stand, and writing table

200+Gizmodo / 11h
Well, that certainly took long enough. After weeks of back and forth between Walt Disney Company employees and the company’s executives —a tense exchange that included a walkout last week—Disney just released a full statement condemning Florida’s terrible “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which was signed into law today by Florida… Read more...

81Lifehacker / 11h
Will Smith single-handedly made the Oscars buzzworthy again last night. And by single-handedly, I’m of course referring to the single open hand he used to slap comedian Chris Rock . I could keep making jokes, but Twitter has got it covered . Read more...

To ensure there’s no downtime due to pushing problematic code straight to the main branch on GitHub, you should create a new branch and work there. Before you can actually work there, though, you’ll need to switch to it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

25How-To Geek / 11h
If you’re looking for inspiration on what to build out of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4), you’ll want to check out the Retro Lite CM4 by StonedEdge. A custom-built portable game console powered by the tiny Pi CM4. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Speech It’s all fun and free speech until someone gets hurt — especially if that someone is Elon Musk. After tweeting that he’s “ giving serious thought ” to starting his own social network because Twitter fails “ to adhere to free speech principles ” and “ fundamentally undermines democracy ,” the world’s richest man was immediately called out for not practicing what he preaches. Former Tesla em

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The Lapsus$ hackers used compromised credentials to break into the network of customer service giant Sitel in January, days before subsequently accessing the internal systems of authentication giant Okta, according to documents seen by TechCrunch that provide new details of the cyber intrusion that have not yet been reported. Customers only learned of Okta’s January security breach on March 22 af

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Instagram is taking some of the hassle out of supporting a noble cause. The social network is testing a feature that gives you the choice of backing a movement when you search for its hashtag. You'll see the option to either "spread the word" through direct messages or start a fundraiser to provide material aid. The test is focused on a "handful" of hashtags linked to well-known social causes, in

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Fortnite will return to its roots as of March 29, a quickly-enacted pivot from the recent announcement that the popular game would try something fast-paced.

Portland International Airport (PDX) is well loved for amenities such as a free in-terminal movie theater showcasing short works by local filmmakers, a world-famous carpet , local outposts of cool shops and restaurants and, because it’s in Oregon, no sales tax. Now, travelers waiting for their flights can sip cocktails, beer and wine in a bar that looks out toward Mount Hood and honors women in a

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Evaluating and keeping an eye on the suppliers to your business is crucial, and fantastically complicated. Contingent leaps to the rescue, armed with a freshly printed $8.2 million check from investors. The SaaS platform helps companies procure more strategically and better manage supply chain risk and compliance. “The typical questionnaire process to onboard suppliers is widely accepted to be fu

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Enlarge / Samsung is selling the monitor in (clockwise from top left): Sunset Pink, Warm White, Spring Green, and Daylight Blue. (credit: Samsung) Samsung's M8 monitor , announced on Monday, is being positioned to replace your USB webcam and smart TV. The 32-inch 4K smart monitor has a wireless webcam that you can remove and attach via magnets. The TV also features built-in apps, including Netfli

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One of the largest and fastest-growing oil production sites in the US is emitting far more methane than previously measured. It’s well known that oil and natural-gas production is a significant source of the powerful greenhouse gas: methane that is trapped underground leaks out from wells and pipelines, and it can also be released intentionally through venting and flaring, or burning. But an aeri

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You probably use your computer copy and paste some text, a link, or an image from one place to another dozens of times a day. You probably don’t even think about it. That is, until something goes wrong, or you’re working on something that requires you to do it over and over and over. Read more...

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Elon Musk tweeted this weekend that he is “ giving serious thought ” to building his own social media platform. “Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” the billionaire serial entrepreneur who is CEO of Tesla and Space X tweeted . “What should be done?” If your blood pressure spiked reading thes

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The ultimate educational experience for aspiring and newly minted founders — also known as TechCrunch Early Stage — kicks off on April 14 in San Francisco. We can’t wait to see you in person, but you don’t have to wait another minute to tap into the summit’s many opportunities. Starting today, you can get ahead of the networking curve by accessing CrunchMatch. Our AI-powered platform helps you fi

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TikTok could soon make it easier for you to rediscover videos you’ve watched in the past. According to Hammod Oh , a Twitter user who’s known for uncovering new features social media companies are working on behind the scenes, TikTok is testing a watch history tool that would allow people to see a list of videos that appeared in their For You feed. The tool would effectively allow you to rediscov

madamelesfressange : Ode to Life (Chigusa Soun) “Chigusa Soun (Sou-un) 1873-1944 was born in Kyoto and started his artistic life in the late Meiji Period, under the tutelage of Takeuchi Seiho, a major figure in the Nihonga School of traditional Japanese style painting. Enjoying moderate success, and exhibiting widely, Soun was nonetheless dissatisfied and sought a new, less traditional artistic d

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If you want the privacy of paper money, you need something that leaves no paper trail.

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Adding walkways to your garden can make it more inviting and cut down on your weeding and mowing. Paying someone to install pavers isn’t cheap, but there are ways to DIY beautiful, low maintenance garden paths that won’t require you to rent heavy equipment or break your budget. Here ar