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500+Lifehacker / 14h
It’s always hard to know when the right time is to buy new tech . It feels like something new is always around the corner, but it only comes out after you drop some cash on a now-obsolete paper weight. Luckily, this is your alert, your red flag, your sign from God to not buy these Apple products today. Why? Because the… Read more...

Netflix Russia Ukraine•
1KMashable / 1d
Netflix has suspended its services in Russia, as the country's war with neighbouring Ukraine continues. It's just the latest of several companies to halt their Russian operations over the past few days. Earlier this month Netflix halted production on all its upcoming Russian series , as well as putting a pause on any acquisitions from Russia. This stop in production impacted four upcoming series,

Across industries and geographies, the pandemic has triggered a paradigm shift in the way companies—and their employees—conduct day-to-day business. The move to work-from-home and hybrid work models has increased the need for collaboration to facilitate communication and innovation from remote locations, and to keep teams connected and engaged when in-person meetings are difficult or impossible.


TechCrunch / now
Apple is set to announce new hardware today. The company is holding a (virtual) event at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris) . And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Rumor has it that the company is set to announce a refreshed iPhone SE. While the smartphone could keep its iconic iPhone 6/7/8/SE design, it could feature an upda

What will Tim Cook be unveiling today from Apple Campus? (Image credit: Apple) Good morning! It's a bright and breezy day in the world of tech, and another tentpole moment in 2022 is approaching quickly: it's Apple's Peek Performance March event . There's something comforting in seeing the big events begin again, and Apple launching new iPads, iPhones and MacBooks in March is becoming a familiar

Engadget / 40min
A charity bundle on organized by Necrosoft Games offers a collection of 991 indie games, soundtracks, books, comics, tabletop RPGs and gaming tools for a minimum of donation of $10 — and all proceeds will go to organizations helping relief efforts in Ukraine. The bundle includes games like Baba is You, 2064 Read Only Memories , Celeste, Skatebird and Towerfall Ascension . It also includes

Engadget / 2h
, producing around 32 more models over the next four years, according to its latest earnings report spotted by Canon Rumors . One chart showed that it planned to keep up the "same pace" of lens releases, which amounted to eight new models in 2020-21. If it can stick to that, it would have nearly 60 full-frame RF lenses in about four years time. Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai said that the overall

Google has announced the launch of a new feature in Google Workspace that will make it even easier to find your co-workers online especially if you work at a larger organization. While everyone at a startup may know each other by name, those at larger organizations with distributed workforces often find it difficult to track down others at their company. This is why Google has made it possible to

28Wired / 2h
The so-called Access:7 vulnerabilities are the latest high-profile IoT security fumble.

26Wired / 2h
Two years into the pandemic, US tech jobs remain concentrated in a handful of coastal hubs. But a new set of cities is gaining ground.

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: The 2022 Blockchain Development Fundamentals Bundle is on sale for £18.98, saving you 97% on list price. Between cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum dominating the market and NFTs being the biggest thing since memes, it’s like everyone’s speaking a new language in 2022. That language is blockchain. If you want to get in on this digital revolution, the 2022 Blockchain Development Fun

Mashable / 3h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Babbel Language Learning is on sale for £151.04, saving you 60% on list price. Whether you have big plans to travel the world, are a lover of foreign films, or just want to challenge yourself by tackling a new skill, learning to speak a new language is never a bad idea. Just imagine how much more enjoyable those foreign films would be if you knew what the charact

Amazon PlayStation•
Amazon and Sony are currently in negotiations to develop a live-action television series based on the epic PlayStation franchise God of War , according to an exclusive report from Deadline . The God of War TV show is reportedly being developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, creators and executive producers of The Expanse , along with Rafe Judkins, executive producer and showrunner of The Wheel of

Una Brands KlickBrands•
Una Brands , a Singapore-based e-commerce aggregator, has partnered with South Korean peer KlickBrands to expand its footprint in South Korea. The strategic partnership will help South Korean e-commerce brands grow domestically and make inroads into more countries in Asia. Una, one of the largest e-commerce aggregators in Asia, has already established its presence across Asia, including Singapore

47Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Linux has yet another high-severity vulnerability that makes it easy for untrusted users to execute code capable of carrying out a host of malicious actions including installing backdoors, creating unauthorized user accounts, and modifying scripts or binaries used by privileged services or apps. Dirty Pipe, as the vulnerability has been named, is among the most ser

SlashGear / 5h
There's no shortage of accessories designed for working from home, but they can get cumbersome. AnkerWork aims to solve that with its all-in-one B600 webcam.

Gizmodo / 5h
At this point, just about every honest ice cream fiend has had to contend with the soul-crushing defeat of trekking down to McDonald’s only to find an out-of-service machine coldly laughing at their pain. Now, however, thanks to a new lawsuit , all those collective letdowns could cost the fast-food giant nearly a… Read more...

DMZ Rosario Dawson•
Rosario Dawson stars in HBO Max's new miniseries, DMZ , based on the comic book series of the same name. Rosario Dawson stars as a woman hunting for her missing son in the dystopian ruins of Manhattan in DMZ . The new miniseries is based on the comic book series created by Brian Wood and illustrated by Riccardo Burchielli. Part of the show will premiere during SXSW this month before landing on HB

While working her way through grad school, Opaper founder Joan McIntosh ran an online bakery. “I would wake up at 3AM, 4AM, go to a commercial kitchen and go door to door, delivering food or putting it in grocery stores.” After graduating, McIntosh’s professional life became decidedly more high tech—she was senior product manager for data and machine learning platforms at Streetlight Data and the

Musk Europe Russia•
SlashGear / 6h
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has fueled energy prices and national security concerns. Amid this, Musk has called on Europe to embrace nuclear power plants.

At the end of our trip to Oman , we decided to spend one night at The Chedi Muscat . The 158-room hotel, which opened in 2003, is generally regarded as Muscat’s best resort. While not a points property, several readers recommended this hotel, and others expressed interest in reading a review. So, did The Chedi live up to the hype? Yes and no. The grounds of this hotel are among the most gorgeous

With a UNESCO heritage site like Machu Picchu and other stunning landmarks such as Lake Titicaca, there are many adventures to be had in Peru. Copa Airlines is offering flights to Lima from U.S. cities for as little as $251 round-trip. Other notable sights to visit in Peru include Kuélap, which is larger than Machu Picchu; Cola Canyon; one of the world’s largest canyons; and Huacachina, a small v

Indian doctors hope big investment and smart tech will improve a fragmented healthcare sector.

66Gizmodo / 7h
Deep Space Nine did so many things to examine the shadows cast in the Federation’s idealized utopia. In presenting its distinctly alien setting on the titular station—primarily staffed and lived on by non-Federation peoples—and in confronting the Federation’s position through conflict and the harsh realities of… Read more...

Amazon-owned robotaxi firm Zoox this week announced that it has acquired Strio.AI. The Boston-based robotics startup was founded in 2020 by MIT alumns to bring autonomous picking and pruning to strawberry crops. It got up and running quickly during the pandemic, bringing its first prototype system to farms in California and Florida within about six months. The acquisition is more of an acqui-hire

Apple Search Russia•
After last week’s announcement that it would halt its product sales in Russia , Apple has now informed its developer community that it’s suspending its Apple Search Ads service on the App Store in Russia. According to an email shared with developers, Apple Search Ads ads — which allow developers to run advertising campaigns on the App Store — have now been placed on hold in Russia “until further

Amazon China Chinese•
Engadget / 7h
A number of Amazon’s Chinese suppliers are linked to forced Uyghur labor camps from China’s Xinjiang region, according to a new report from the Tech Transparency Project. The organization found that five of Amazon’s suppliers have been directly accused by watchdog groups and journalists of relying on workers from China’s many “reeducation centers” , which it uses to detain Uyghur Muslims, Kazakhs

UK Thirdfort Verification•
Money laundering has been a hot topic of late in the UK, which is facing pressure to not just make tighter rules to track down the origins of money that’s spent on large assets in the country like prime real estate — the capital city has been dubbed by some as the “ London laundromat ” — but also, in light of sanctions on Russia in recent weeks, actually to enforce those rules. Today, a London st

FTC FDA Herbal Tea Covid•
Enlarge (credit: B4B earth tea llc ) The Department of Justice, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission together filed a civil lawsuit against a New York man for falsely and repeatedly claiming that a $60 16-ounce bottle of herbal tea can prevent and cure COVID-19. The agencies accused Andrew Martin Sinclair, who solely owns and operates B4B Earth Tea LLC, of selling sn

Hospitality L&H Jobs•
Two years ago, COVID-19 took the world by storm and changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives — especially how we travel. But finally, the hospitality industry seems to be on the rebound. Just because the numbers are looking up as more people travel and hotel rates are inching closer to pre-pandemic levels, however, the most recent national jobs report shows that over a million hospitality-r

Oren Netzer and his co-founder Alex Liverant started DoubleVerify in the heady Web 2.0 days of 2008. Blumberg Capital was the company’s first institutional investor. TechCrunch Live is thrilled to have CEO Netzer and Blumberg Capital partner Yodfat Harel Buchris speak to DoubleVerify’s early pitch deck on March 16 at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET . The two firms have a long partnership, and we want to e

SlashGear / 8h
Google claims the latest version of Chrome is faster than Apple's Safari on Mac. That doesn't necessarily mean you should switch browsers, though.

Android 12L Samsung•
Enlarge / Android 12.1, with the new taskbar UI at the bottom. (credit: Google ) Google's tablet-focused release of Android, Android 12L, is hitting production devices today as " Android 12.1 ." Google's tablet update is debuting in a rather awkward fashion with no actual tablet hardware to run on. Google says that tablet hardware will be coming "later this year" with Samsung, Lenovo, and Microso

3 CDC 4 Travel NZ HK•
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added more destinations to its ever-growing list of “Level 4” warnings — its highest-risk category for COVID-19. Last week, Vietnam was added to the Level 4 risk list, just weeks before the country reopens to foreign travelers on March 15. And today, three more destinations were added: New Zealand, Thailand and Hong Kong . (Note, however, th

21Lifehacker / 8h
The Oculus Quest—now known as Meta Quest—is lots of fun, but without a screen you can watch with them, it’s hard to know how your kids are using it. VR parental controls are lacking, but you can still set up some restrictions using other features and devices. Read more...

88Gizmodo / 8h
As the design director for six mainline Star Wars films as well as The Mandalorian , Lucasfilm vice president and executive creative director Doug Chiang has spent a lot of time figuring out what stuff looks like in the galaxy far, far away. But mapping out the interiors of the Halycon —the “luxury starship” that serves… Read more... This Week•
23TechCrunch / 8h
Online mortgage lender is poised to lay off roughly 50% of its staff of about 8,000 this week, according to sources familiar with internal happenings at the company. TechCrunch first reported on February 18 that the new round of layoffs were coming. The move comes just over three months after the New York-based startup laid off 9% of its staff — or 900 people — during a Zoom call that

SlashGear / 8h
In February, Astra's LV0008 launch carrying NASA satellites failed. Now, weeks later, the company is back with details about what went wrong.

We recently learned that several big-screen Android devices, like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3, would be getting a big update later this year. Of course, we’re talking about Android 12L, Google’s new version of Android designed and optimized for tablets and foldable devices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

46TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here . Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Monday, March 7, 2022! We have a packed newsletter today, so get hype for a news digest. But, first, Early Stage is next month and I have plane tickets , so the excitement-o-meter here in TechCrunch HQ Providence (aka my house)

One A Day Brain Two•
1KFuturism / 8h
Turns out drinking alcohol likely causes changes in the structures of our brains — even in moderation. A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that even a single drink per day is associated with a reduction in brain size. While the team has yet to find a definitive causal link between the two, it does sound overwhelmingly likely, mak

SlashGear / 8h
Instagram has announced a new feature called enhanced tags that makes it easier for creators to get credit for their work. Here's why the new tool is important.

If you’ve traveled through Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) since its $4 billion renovations, you may have used the automatic TSA security bins, as I did a week ago, traveling back from Massachusetts from a ski trip you can read about on TPG soon. Recent experiences — by both TPG staffers and readers — offered mixed reviews on the revamped Transportation and Security Administration security

Stolen Nvidia Malware•
A number of potentially dangerous malware strains have successfully snuck past antivirus software, thanks to highjacking signing certificates stolen from Nvidia. The Lapsus$ cybercrime gang recently announced it had stolen a terabyte of data from the chip giant, and after failing to come to an agreement with the company on a ransom payment, decided to push the stolen intel live. As researchers st

With mask and travel restrictions lifting, you may be considering a long-distance vacation with your family. If you’re planning to fly to another country, everyone will need a passport, including your children. But don’t expect to get it done quickly (without paying a pretty penny, and even then, “quickly” is… Read more...

Russia Zello Walkie•
Engadget / 9h
Russia's ongoing campaign to block social apps during the invasion of Ukraine now includes voice clients. ZDNet reports Russia's telecom regulator Roskomnadzor has banned the walkie-talkie app Zello over claims users were spreading "false information" about the invasion (which Russia falsely labels a "special operation"). Officials said they asked Zello to block transmissions of the offending mes

Reapers Mass Effect 3•
83Gizmodo / 9h
When BioWare’s Mass Effect franchise first released in 2007, it quickly gained momentum and a passionate fanbase that not many new IPs today have really managed to achieve. At the time, the sci-fi RPG’s claim to fame was giving players choices that would matter , either in the immediate moment as it related to their… Read more...

24Lifehacker / 9h
When the U.S. government announced in January that every household would be able to request four free tests , we noted that four tests don’t go very far. (My own household, for example, contains five people.) While that’s still true, the offering has doubled: You can now request a second order of tests. Read more...

Gurman Apple M2 M1•
When Apple launched the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by the M1 chip in November 2020, it was during a transition period for Intel. The 10th and 11th-generation Intel processors for laptops were a bit stagnant, as performance had basically stalled, and AMD was catching up. However, the Apple M1 totally rocked the boat, and took the performance lead pretty much across the board when

Apple Mac Studio M. Pro•
The Apple Mac Mini (2022) is one of our most anticipated devices here at TechRadar, and hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer for it. The mini-PC, which may be announced at the Apple March event on March 8, 2022, would be the follow-up to the fan-favorite Mac Mini (M1) , powered by the Apple M1 chip and released alongside the Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) and 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (M

US Stock•
Here at TechCrunch we keep tabs on the stock market. 1 And the stock market has turned into an awful vomit-machine lately, puking up last year’s gains onto its own shirt, and, by extension, the larger technology market and startup-land. Not that this should be news per se; if you have been tracking the markets at all — or reading TechCrunch, I might add — you are aware of the general direction of

Hairspray is a tricky devil: It can be suffocating, it can make you feel itchy and stifled, it can make your hair crunchy and painful to brush. And yet, when you’ve put in serious time with a curling iron and would rather not see all your effort go to waste by lunchtime, hairspray is your savior. Some of that bad… Read more...

S. A. Control Windows 11•
With the release of Windows 11 22H2 later this year, Microsoft is adding a new security tool that will help protect users from malware and other malicious apps being installed on their PCs. According to a new post in the Windows Insider Blog, the software giant is currently working on a new security feature for Windows 11 called Smart App Control. Once enabled, it will prevent untrusted or potent

Gizmodo / 9h

Iceland has become one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations, and it’s not just because of its intense volcanic activity. The 2009 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull put the country in the spotlight, but Iceland’s spectacular landscapes and unspoiled nature have lent themselves particularly well to the era of Instagram, drawing an increasing number of visitors to this Nordic island. In the de

Apple iPhone 3 2022•
Apple, no. Just no. You cannot foist the ancient, hoary, albeit nostalgic iPhone 6 design on us once more with the iPhone SE 3. It's wrong, it's ridiculous, and I challenge you to defend the decision. We still don't know for certain that the iPhone SE 3 (the third generation of this budget-friendly iPhone) will arrive tomorrow during the Apple Event on March 8 (wee hours of March 9 if you live Do

The transition from the traditional radio access network (RAN) model to Open RAN (ORAN) is ‘just a matter of time’, despite resistance from equipment providers, IBM’s VP of Telco has said. Speaking to TechRadar Pro at MWC 2022 , Marisa Viveros was bullish about the prospects of a shift towards more open network architecture, even if the process will take time. “Open RAN is still undergoing the ma

When the Apple iMac 27 was updated in early 2020, it included 10th-generation Intel Core processors and AMD Radeon 5000-series graphics cards . Now that there have been two CPU generations and one GPU generation after those components were initially released, Apple’s high-end all-in-one PC is a tad out of date. This is likely because Apple is waiting to release a version of this PC with its own s

SlashGear / 9h
One of Hubble's most important instruments, the ACS, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Here are some of the most stunning images captured with the camera.

If you dream of seeing the Eiffel Tower, visiting the Louvre and consuming buttery pastries, then this deal could be for you. Tap Air Portugal is offering discounted fares starting under $350 round trip to Paris from Chicago, Miami and New York for travel in late summer and early fall. Get more travel news, reviews and tips in your inbox each morning by signing up for TPG’s daily newsletter . Sun

Amazon PlayStation•
Engadget / 9h
Amazon Studios and Sony’s PlayStation Productions unit are in talks to produce a live-action TV series adaptation of God of War , according to Deadline . The outlet reports that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, best known for their work on The Expanse and Children of Men , are involved in the project. Beyond those details, Deadline didn’t have much other information to share about the adaption and bot

Omega Seamaster UD•
47Wired / 9h
The production version works 6,000 meters below sea level, setting a new bar for the industry.

Russia Software Piracy•
300+Gizmodo / 9h
It sounds like Russia may be getting a little desperate to stave off economic collapse in the wake of Ukraine-related Western sanctions. The new plan? Legalize certain forms of software piracy as a potential workaround for products whose companies’ have recently cut off distribution in Russia. Read more...

SlashGear / 9h
Valve updates the public on their plans for releasing the Steam Deck for all potential users. The handheld's shipping dates may surprise you.

Russian scammers may be pocking some of the money, and in any case you'll want to focus on individual hosts with single listings rather than corporate hosts (some of whom may even be based in Russia). Continue reading ...

37Futurism / 10h
Special Delivery A startup called Inversion Space wants to transport goods by launching them into Earth’s orbit, storing them indefinitely up there in special capsules, and then sending them screaming back to Earth at 25 times the speed of sound. But wait, this weird orbital Rube Goldberg machine gets even stranger. A core part of the pitch, The New York Times reports , is that the capsules could

SlashGear / 10h
The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA deliver news that the Solar Orbiter has reached a very important point in its journey from Earth to the sun.

100+Lifehacker / 10h
It’s a bad time to buy a new car—if you can even find the vehicle you want, you’ll probably be paying above sticker price to get it. But it’s a very bad time to lease a new auto. A ccording to Tyson Jominy , vice president of data and analytics at J.D. Power, it is, in fact, a “staggeringly poor time to be leasing,” and… Read more...

This year’s ski season is rounding its last turn, but it’s not over yet. And crazy as it may feel, right now is precisely the time of year when you should outline your ski plans for next year. Not only is it much easier to book the best slope-side hotels on points when you plan early , but ski passes are cheaper the earlier you buy, too. On top of that, the Ikon Pass just announced their pricing

If you no longer wish to use your Google Voice number, it’s easy to delete the number and have it removed from your account. Here’s how to do that on the Voice website, as you can’t use the mobile app for the task. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

44Gizmodo / 10h
Amazon’s library of video game rights continues to expand further, with PlayStation’s God of War franchise sliding into its veritable dropbox of future IPs to draw on. And a potential live-action series based on the popular game has some big names attached to it. Read more...

Telegram Founder Russia•
100+Mashable / 10h
On the matter of user privacy, Telegram's founder has spoken. And we're more confused than ever. Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov posted an account in his public Telegram channel Monday about his history of protecting user data from the Russian government. He ends the post saying, "I stand for our users no matter what. Their right to privacy is sacred. Now — more than ever." He also tweeted a

Instagram IGTV Reels•
Engadget / 10h
Instagram isn't just waving goodbye to its IGTV app . As TechCrunch reports , social media consultant Matt Navarra and various Twitter users (including KenSchillinger and WFBrother ) have all noticed that Instagram's dedicated Boomerang and Hyperlapse apps have disappeared from the Apple and Google app stores. Boomerang was still available for Android on Google Play through a direct link as of th

Half Americans US Lead•
1KGizmodo / 10h
The decision to add lead to our gasoline a century ago continues to have implications for our health, new research this week suggests. A study estimates that half of all Americans alive in 2015 were likely exposed to damaging levels of lead in their childhood, from ubiquitous sources such as leaded gasoline. This… Read more...

20Lifehacker / 10h
The promise of the smart home is usually about what you can do while you’re there. You can set the lights to turn on as you walk in the door, or program the thermostat to begin to cool things down when it knows you’re leaving work. But you might not think about how all your smart devices can be configured to work for… Read more...

55Gizmodo / 10h
Apple Event: Episode I for 2022 kicks off in a matter of hours and will likely star the iPhone SE 5G, iPad Air, and Mac mini, and could feature special appearances from refreshed MacBooks. Read more...

Pixel Feature Drop•
26Mashable / 10h
Google announced its latest accessibility update Monday — real-time phone call captions for Google Pixel users who cannot or prefer not to speak on the phone. The Live Caption feature for phones will let users initiate two-way text-to-speech tools within a call, providing live captions of what the other person says in real time and letting users type a response that's read out loud by Google's te

200+The Points Guy / 10h
If Costa Rica has been calling your name, now is the time to act on that inkling, with round-trip flights departing from across the United States to San Jose starting at $150 from select destinations. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Deal basics (Photo by David W. Thompson/Getty Images) Airlines: Avianca, Alaska, American, Copa, JetBlue an

Ukraine Russian Ukrainian•
Russia’s war on Ukraine’s cities, civilians, and critical infrastructure has exposed a troubling vulnerability in the escalating conflict: the aging and isolated Ukrainian power sector. The nation is effectively an energy island after disconnecting from the Belarusian and Russian electricity systems as the invasion began, requiring it to generate nearly all its own electricity. The country relies

US Ukraine Russian Oil•
100+Futurism / 11h
The price of oil is through the roof right now as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to send ripples through the global supply chain. It’s a telling moment, considering that much of the world has been nominally working to end its reliance on fossil fuels — but now, countries are now racing to secure oil supplies from elsewhere. The Biden administration, for one, is doubling down, bragging tha

Futurism / 11h
Improved internet speeds and expanded radio bands have increased what you can do from your home. Add in a growing number of smart devices and gaming that grows more intense each year, and you’re going to need a router that can keep up. Routers are the air traffic controllers of your home network. If traffic is getting crowded, you most likely need an upgrade. With the relatively new addition of W

Musk Starlink Ukraine•
300+Futurism / 11h
Space Wars Welp, Starship is delayed yet again . SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that there would be “slight delays” ahead for the company’s experimental Mars-bound spacecraft. To blame, the billionaire said, was SpaceX having to dedicated more resources to fighting escalating cyber attacks on Starlink satellites by Russia after the space company sent Ukraine a shipment of its internet ter

29Lifehacker / 11h

300+Gizmodo / 11h
Apparently, it’s a big day for post-apocalyptic shows set in Manhattan. Mere hours after the news broke of a new Walking Dead show with that premise , the first trailer for DC’s upcoming HBO Max show DMZ is here. In it, Rosario Dawson plays a mom who goes into the demilitarized zone once known as New York City to find… Read more...

27TechCrunch / 11h
On Found Live Darrell and Jordan got to chat with Cityblock co-founder and president, Toyin Ajayi. Cityblock provides primary care, behavioral health and social care to folks who have been historically marginalized in the healthcare system, primarily people who are receiving their health insurance through Medicaid, with the goal of providing high-quality holistic care at a lower cost. They do thi

Harris EPA Administration•
100+Gizmodo / 11h
The Biden Administration wants to make that plume of noxious smoke sputtering out of your neighborhood school bus’ exhaust a thing of the past, and it’s ready to pump out some cash to do so. Read more...

Riot Games Ukraine•
Engadget / 11h
Over the weekend, Riot Games announced it would respond to calls from its community to provide aid during the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Until March 12th, the studio will donate all proceeds from the sale of Valorant , Legends of Runterra , Teamfight Tactics and Wild Rift battle passes, as well as its new Bee skins in League of Legends, to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Additiona

53Lifehacker / 11h
We’ve already covered what you should never put in your dishwasher —but are you aware of the many unexpected items you can put on its magical racks? Not only can it sanitize your glassware, it can also clean the heck out of other household items and personal gear you may not be washing enough, either because you’re… Read more...

92Gizmodo / 11h
March is a huge month for new books , as this list of 63 new sci-fi, fantasy, and horror releases will attest. We’ve got ghosts, witches , superheroes , cultists, intergalactic explorers, multiple tales about people who’ve monkeyed around with their memories, a grand collection of Expanse stories , and more! Read more...

39Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Eagle Plume Tower in Bears Ears, Utah. Geologists at the University of Utah have developed a mathematical model to predict the fundamental resonant frequencies of this and similar formations based on the formations' geometry and material properties. (credit: Geohazards Research Group) The striking red rock towers and arch formations peppered throughout Southern Utah and the Colorado Pla

Nintendo Switch Online•
SlashGear / 11h
Nintendo released the major 2.0 version of their Switch Online app at long last, giving the platform the attention it deserves on mobile devices.

Russia Zello Walkie•
100+Mashable / 11h
First Facebook , then Twitter , then Facebook again , and now... Zello? On Sunday, Roskomnadzor, the Russian federal agency responsible for censoring the media and internet, announced it was moving to "limit" the walkie-talkie app Zello. At issue, according to an official press release (translated from Russian by Google), is the Texas company's failure to prevent discussion of Russia's ongoing in

83Gizmodo / 11h
I love chicken nuggets. I live off of them. I have a hard time feeding myself, and I’m generally a picky eater, so nuggets help me keep sustained on the most challenging days. Thanks in part to the alternative meat movement, I have also developed a particular affinity for most soy-based or mushroom-based patties with… Read more...

Pixel Feature Drop•
TechCrunch / 11h
Google’s tenth Pixel feature drop is launching today with several new updates, including a feature that lets you type to talk during phone calls. The updates are rolling out to Pixel 3a through Pixel 5a 5G devices today, while Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices will begin receiving the updates later this month. The most notable new feature is aimed toward people who can’t or prefer not to speak on c

Human Heads Denver•
200+Futurism / 11h
In a bizarre robbery fit for Dr. Frankenstein, a box of human heads was reportedly stolen from a truck in Denver, Colorado last week. The heads were slated to be used for medical research when they were pilfered sometime between last Wednesday and Thursday, The Denver Post reports . The heads were connected to Science Care , a program that facilitates the donation of bodies to medical and scienti

Looking for one of the easiest foreign countries in the world to visit? For ease in negotiating international travel, it’s going to be hard to beat the Bahamas for the foreseeable future (at least on the flight home). At the end of February, the Transportation Security Administration expanded its PreCheck expedited screening program to an international location for the first time by adding Lynden

87SlashGear / 11h
Another big tease of Volkswagen's ID. Buzz all-electric Microbus makes this vehicle seem like an electric dream come true, complete with orange accents.

Lifehacker / 11h
The need for roofs is universal. No matter where or how you live, having a roof over your head is vital to protect you from the elements and give you a secure home. If you own your roof–or, rather, the home it’s attached to—you know it can be a source of anxiety in spite of its necessity. If you’ve ever woken up in… Read more...

We first heard about Android 12L in November 2021, and now Google has completely spilled the beans on what to expect from its large-screen version of the Android operating system. It seems like an exciting move to make Android tablets a more viable option. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google loves its Pixel Feature Drops, and the latest one brings some exciting features to the devices. Perhaps most interesting is the inclusion of live captions during a phone call, so you can read your conversations as you go. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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TechCrunch / 12h
Google in October announced a preview of Android 12L , a version of the Android operating system designed specifically for large-screened devices. Today, Android 12L is officially becoming available , offering features that will make it easier to use Android on tablet devices. The software will begin to roll out to supported devices from Samsung, Lenovo and Microsoft starting later this year, Goo

Apple AirPods aren’t limited to Apple products; you can use your AirPods with your Android phone, too. There are a few limitations, though, as we’ll outline in addition to showing you how to pair your AirPods with your Android device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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100+How-To Geek / 12h
If you’re considering buying an electric vehicle (EV), you probably have a lot of questions, and that includes wondering, “how much does it cost to charge an electric car?” While it’s easy to look up fuel economy numbers on a gas-powered vehicle, things are a little different when it comes to EVs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mashable / 12h
Sometimes a meme becomes a show, and that meme is cake . Based on the popular 2020 trend of things that don't look like cake but are in fact cake comes Netflix's IS IT CAKE? Host Mikey Day wrangles a team of highly-skilled bakers and celebrity judges who question the very fabric of reality while trying to deceive and determine the true identity of cake. The series will consist of eight 40-minute

500+Gizmodo / 12h
When Star Trek: Picard returned last week, it inched the Star Trek timeline forward into a period largely untouched in its TV history. Discovery may have jumped all the way to the 31st century , but a 2401 setting meant exploring Star Trek ’s 25th century future. Except one piece of Star Trek was already charting where… Read more...

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There is a lot of speculation flying right now about what Apple products we're going to see launch at this week's Apple March event , largely because Apple is about as leaky as a graphene sieve. At this point, pretty much any speculation from someone on Twitter is about as valid as any one else's speculation. Really, nobody has any real data on anything, and just when you think you've got a good

Enlarge (credit: Thomas Winz ) Throughout the lifetime of an average tire, 30 percent of it gets eroded away as cars zip around on city streets and brake for little old ladies. But the leftover particles don't remain as streaks on a road. One study found that 1.5 million metric tons of this tire debris end up flowing out into the environment as microplastics or their diminutive cousins, nanoplast

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Enlarge / LG's 5K UltraFine is currently the closest thing to a 5K version of the old Thunderbolt Display. But Apple could change that sometime this year. (credit: LG) It has been a long, sad decade for fans of Apple's first-party external monitors. Apple's 2011 Thunderbolt Display was unceremoniously discontinued back in 2016 without being replaced. The 4K and 5K LG UltraFine displays that Apple

Netflix Russia Ukraine•
57Ars Technica / 12h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Christopher Ames ) Netflix is suspending its streaming service inside Russia after the country passed a law that would require the industry giant to carry Russian state-owned channels. This happens amid Russia's invasion of the neighboring country of Ukraine. "Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia," Netflix told Ars

SlashGear / 12h
Mozilla informs all users they need to update their Firefox browser apps as soon as possible, revealing actively exploited zero-day bugs in the process.

SlashGear / 12h
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory unveils their massive Psyche spacecraft before it heads to space to chase an asteroid with the same name!

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Lifehacker / 12h
Too many interesting articles, and not enough hours in the day—that’s the problem many of us have struggled with as long as we’ve been online. You come across something you want to read, but you don’t have the time to do so right now , and you know you won’t remember where to hunt it down again later. Back in the late… Read more...

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Engadget / 12h
Blizzard is gearing up to reveal what's next for the Warcraft franchise across multiple games. The studio is working on the next World of Warcraft expansion following 2020's Shadowlands and fans will get their first look on April 19th. The next expansion is on the horizon. Join us. April 19. ✨ — World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) March 7, 2022 Althoug

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TechCrunch / 12h
U.S. ride-hailing and food delivery giant Uber raised its guidance for adjusted profitability in the first quarter, a rosier-than-anticipated outlook triggered by a spike in demand. In a fresh 8-k filing this morning, Uber said it now expects adjusted EBITDA — a heavily-modified profit metric that strips out a host of costs, including share-based compensation — of $130 million to $150 million in

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20TechCrunch / 12h
The thing about these virtual events is they’ve really got a way of sneaking up on you. Back in the good ‘ol days of corporate travel, you could expect a few weeks’ heads-up ahead of the big show to allow you the proper time to book a night at the Palo Alto Travelodge (decent Wi-Fi, less decent free breakfast). The move to virtual also means a company doesn’t have to promise you the stars to just

Engadget / 12h
When the United Arab Emirates launched the Arab world’s first-ever mission to Mars in the summer of 2020 , its desire was that its Hope probe would help provide scientists with a better understanding of the Red Planet’s weather systems. And it’s now done exactly that. According to The National , the probe recently spent two weeks tracking a massive dust storm across the surface of Mars. Hope bega

Samsung Source Code•
23SlashGear / 12h
Hackers appear to have breached Samsung's digital defenses to steal data they suggest deals with Galaxy smartphone security features.

Mashable / 12h
SAVE 32%: For those who put off chores until their floors are unbearably dirty, the eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid is on sale at Amazon for $249.99 as of March 7. That's 32% off its usual price of $369.99. Just because you're feeling lazy doesn't mean you can't clean your floors — especially if you have a robot vacuum. And especially if you have a vacuum-mop hybrid. The eufy RoboVac G30 Hybrid maps out

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best Enlarge / Go on, leave your Switch OLED on nonstop for 3,000 hours and more. It may not be the best idea, but at least one tester in the wild has found it takes that many hours before the screen is negatively impacted. (credit: Aurich Lawson) For many Nintendo fans, the launch of the Switch OLED in late 2021 was a welcome upgrade that provided a bigger screen and richer colors. But some peop

30TechCrunch / 12h
In robotics, the remarkable often feels at odds with the practical. The Cassie robot captured the internet’s imagination ( ours included ) when it debuted in 2017 through a series of Oregon State University YouTube videos. It was one of the most exciting examples of robotics engineering since Boston Dynamics first made the scene. Commercial applications, however, are a different conversation enti

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (this is the best publicly available offer for the card, and we appreciate your support if you use our link) In late 2021 we saw the introduction of the Capital One Venture X Credit Card , which is a fantastic new premium credit card . The card has been offering an exceptional limited time welcome bonus, though it’ll be ending soon

27Gizmodo / 12h
More so than almost every other superhero movie in the past few decades , Matt Reeves’ The Batman is what it is. There’s room for the story to continue, sure, but the movie stands on its own without huge teases for the future or connections to other films. And it’s better off for it . Read more...