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Apple iPod Touch iPhone•
Goodbye Apple iPod. We loved you since 2001 and will miss your very specific musical capabilities when they are gone. Apple has more or less announced that it's discontinuing the iconic portable music player line in a press release that celebrates the iPod's history but also makes it clear that its DNA lives on in a variety of other Apple products, including the iPhone , iPad , Mac , HomePod , an

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Sharp reveals another high-end smartphone with Android 12, a decent display, and a high-end set of cameras that'll be available on a very limited scale.

FIFA EA Sports Year•
Electronic Arts will instead produce new football games under the banner EA Sports FC.

Meta, Facebook's parent company, is facing another lawsuit filed by one of is former content moderators. According to The Washington Post , this one is filed by Daniel Motaung, who's accusing the company and San Francisco subcontractor Sama of human trafficking Africans to work in exploitative and unsafe working conditions in Kenya. The lawsuit alleges that Sama targets poor people across the reg

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone•
The DJI Mini 3 Pro is a 249-gram wonder of a prosumer drone. It's easily the best mini, foldable drone DJI has ever produced, and yet, my favorite part of the $909 / £859 / $1,299 package is the game-changing DJI RC. The new remote control incorporates a 5.5-inch high-resolution, full-color display. Before I tell you why I love this remote so, so much, it's worth explaining that you will pay for

Mylerz , a Cairo-based e-commerce fulfillment startup, plans to enter three new markets in North Africa and expand across Egypt over the next three months against the backdrop of the $9.6 million funding it has just secured. The startup also has its eyes on the growing e-commerce market in East Africa, with the long-term goal of growing into a pan-African shipping logistics provider – by tapping

Today is the day: the Sony Xperia 1 IV is expected to debut in just a short few hours, and with it we’ll see what the fourth-gen Android phone juggernaut is set to look like. This is set to be a big day for Xperia fans, as well as photographers, videographers and gamers. The launch event kicks off at 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm ACT - that’s actually midnight on the US West Coast, so while there might

Netflix 2022 Years•
Netflix will likely roll out an advert-supported subscription tier by the end of 2022, it was revealed yesterday (May 9). The New York Times reports that Netflix executives have told their employees that are hoping to introduce a lower-cost advert-supported tier by the end of the year, a far more accelerated timetable than previously briefed. Things have moved very quickly for Netflix , given at

TL;DR: A three-year subscription to VPNCity is on sale for £63.03, saving you 77% on list price. So, you heard your friend mention something about accessing U.S. Netflix or Japanese Prime Video and you want to get in on the action. The first step is to get a VPN (virtual private network). And this three-year subscription to VPNCity for 77% off makes that step a breeze. VPNCity is a great option f

Lenovo Legion 7 AMD•
Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad business laptops, but its Legion series has birthed some of the best gaming systems I’ve used in the past few years. Today, the laptop maker is replacing the old with a new fleet consisting of the Legion 7 and Legion Slim 7, each available with either AMD or Intel (denoted with an… Read more...

Chainalysis $8.6B GIC•
Chainalysis, a startup that provides crypto investigation and compliance services, has secured $170 million in a Series F funding round led by GIC, a sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. The company, which is known for helping law enforcement nab illicit crypto activities, saw its valuation double to $8.6 billion from its round last June. The funding news was first reported by The Information citi

Berlin-based GetHenry, a startup that provides electric last-mile delivery bikes to couriers and logistics companies, has raised a $17.4 million (€16.5 million) seed round to expand its business across Europe. The startup currently operates in Germany, Austria, Italy and France, but plans to use its latest funding to move into Spain, the Netherlands and the UK over the next two quarters, accordin

Are you constantly worried about dropping your phone or it getting stolen? Maybe you already pay out of pocket each month for cell phone insurance, which at least gives you peace of mind. But you might be spending money on something your credit card will give you for free. Read more...

Xos Two New Commercial Evs•
Xos, an EV company that specializes in commercial trucks, took the wraps off two new vehicles this evening as it looks to become a leading provider and “operating system” for battery-powered fleets. On top of its existing battery-electric stepvan and powertrain , Xos expanded its offering on Tuesday with a new heavy-duty tractor, dubbed the HDXT, and a medium-duty truck, the MDXT. Xos made the HD

Founded in 2018, European micromobility startup Reby took an interesting path. It deployed e-scooters in the city of Zaragoza (Spain), during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also created a SaaS-oriented ‘MaaS’ (mobility-as-a-service) platform. It then won 18 agreements with public administrations for e-mobility across Italy and Spain, slightly under the radar compared with large, well-funded players l

Coinbase Ceo India•
Coinbase halted trading service in India because of “informal pressure” from the Reserve Bank of India, the crypto exchange’s chief executive said on Tuesday, addressing the notable Indian episode for the first time in a month. The Nasdaq-listed firm launched its eponymous crypto trading service in India to much fanfare on April 7. The app allowed users in the world’s second largest internet mark

Samsung Display is showcasing its latest flexible display innovations, including ones that can fold multiple times or expand outward when needed.

Adobe has released another major update for its Photoshop app, this time bringing some key desktop features to its app for Apple's iPad tablets.

Today Wordle May 11•
It is Wednesday, my dudes! You know what else begins with W? Wordle ! Puzzle #326 is fresh off the assembly line and ready for solving. To help, we've got tips, clues, and today's Wordle answer for game #326, which you can find way down the bottom of the page. New here? Wordle was invented by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his puzzle-loving partner, and it went super-viral in late 2021 . His

Barely a day after we found out that the Canon EOS R7 could be announced in June or July , a new report on a Japanese site claims an announcement could be coming on May 24. That's exciting news for Canon fans who've been eagerly awaiting the camera maker to expand its RF-mount bodies with more options. And 'options' is the operative word here as the same report claims that the Canon EOS R10 could

Ahead of its upcoming Build developer conference later this month, Microsoft’s plan to rebrand Power Apps portals as Power Pages has leaked online. As reported by ZDNet and first spotted by Twitter user WalkingCat , several references to the software giant’s new Power Pages have been spotted online including a video explaining “How to create a form with Microsoft Power Pages”. Based on one of the

The tiny Raspberry Pi is an incredibly versatile computer, but in order to maximize its capabilities, you'll first need to connect it to a Wi-Fi network.

Lufthansa Jewish Jews•
Lufthansa "regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude the affected passengers from the flight" but nowhere in their statement do they say the word "Jews." Instead they simply refer to "a large group" though they at least now acknowledge that this 'group' that shall not be named was banned whether or not any individual had acted improperly . They apologize for "the offense cause

New York Appeals Amazon•
Amazon has one less legal challenge to worry about. An appeals court today dismissed a lawsuit by New York State Attorney General Letitia James against the company for its coronavirus safety protocols and alleged retaliation against workers, reported Reuters. In its ruling, the court said that since federal labor law preempts state labor law, National Labor Relations Board “should serve as the fo

Dragon Ball is back at the box office, like it’s never really gone away—and for the first time, Crunchyroll is taking one of its upcoming anime movies and releasing it around the world, instead of just in American theaters. Read more...

Canoo EV Substantial•
Canoo’s first-quarter earnings shows a company burning through cash, no near-term revenue and a warning that it may not have enough money to stay in business. Shares of Canoo, which were down 5% Tuesday, fell another 17.5% in after-market trading following the release of its earnings. It has since recovered and is now down more than 11%. Canoo has had a tumultuous and short history. The company’s

Tiger Global Year Tech•
Tiger Global is having a year. According to a new report from Financial Times, the low-flying-yet-seemingly-ubiquitous 21-year-old outfit has seen losses of about $17 billion during this year’s tech stock sell-off. FT notes that’s one of the biggest dollar declines for a hedge fund in history. As shocking, per FT, according to the calculations of a fund of hedge funds run by the Edmond de Rothsch

Back in 2018, director Danny Boyle was slated to make the 25th James Bond film along with his screenwriting partner John Hodge. After some creative differences the filmmaker left the project, which would go on to became No Time To Die and Daniel Craig’s final bow as Bond. Now we know what Boyle’s never-made take on… Read more...

A recent "leak" got many people excited about a possible smartphone version of a classic Nokia phone, but our deeper look at the renders raises some questions.

Earlier this morning, I advised travelers to save money by booking flights now to Costa Rica for travel this fall and winter, and it is here I will give the same advice regarding premium economy fares to Barcelona . As more and more Americans head to Europe for summer vacations , you might want to consider delaying your trip a bit after the high tourism season passes to take advantage of discount

EU Russia Viasat Ukraine•
The February attack rattled Pentagon officials and private industry because it revealed new vulnerabilities in global communications systems.

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 . It is Tuesday the 10th of May, and the end of an era as Apple officially retires the iPod after a 20-year run of swinging our tushes, white earbuds dangling against brightly colored backgrounds. – Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 Peloton’s rough ride : For a

Ahead of what’s predicted to be one of the busiest summer travel seasons in recent memory — not to mention a time of rising gas prices and airline staff shortages — Amtrak has stepped up to the plate with an updated schedule. The new offerings both increase capacity on its popular Northeastern itineraries and reinstate a number of long-distance routes, giving travelers another option to navigate

Editor’s note: Citi is a TPG advertising partner. We’ve updated this story with the latest information. Citi launched Citi Merchant Offers on select accounts in late 2020. But recently, Citi rolled out Merchant Offers to most, if not all, Citi credit cards . And these offers can save you some serious money on purchases you may already be making. Citi Merchant Offers is similar to Amex Offers and

Carvana 2500 2 500•
On Tuesday, online used car retailer Carvana took to Zoom to lay off 12 percent of its workforce, reports Protocol . According to Twitter reports, the startup incited “ mass hysteria ” among workers when it sent a company-wide email at 7:30AM informing everyone of the impending job cuts but not specifying who would be affected. In the end, Carvana told approximately 2,500 workers, many of them in

Researchers warn that phishing scams have skyrocketed over the past year, though the method used to trick victims is one you probably don't expect.

Air France Business•
Not to be left behind, Air France will retrofit 12 Boeing 777s with a new business class offering doors. They expect that it will begin flying in September, first on the New York JFK - Paris route. The planes won't have first class, so presumably will swap with existing Boeing 777-200 frequencies that do not offer first either. Continue reading ...

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VW Group is on the precipice of launching a new dedicated EV company in the United States called Scout that will produce an all-electric pickup and a rugged off-roading SUV geared towards the American consumer. The company’s supervisory board, which is chaired by Hans Dieter Pötsch, will vote on the matter May 11, sources familiar with the company’s plans told TechCrunch. The board is expected to

Dapper Labs Flow $725M•
The web3 world is continuing to discover that it’s a lot harder to build a developer ecosystem than it is to build a platform. The Flow blockchain launched by NBA Top Shot creator Dapper Labs is looking to onboard more crypto developers and it’s built up a dedicated ecosystem fund to coax more builders onboard. The fund, which is backed by Dapper’s venture arm and Dapper investors Andreessen Horo

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In honor of a dinosaur franchise ( the dinosaur franchise), or perhaps in spite of it, we have found some great dinosaur games . (Two entries that would have made the cut, Primal Quest , and Diesel and Dinosaurs were featured in earlier articles, but just in case you wanted even more content.) Many of these games are not… Read more...

After nearly 22 years, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.

Twitter's hashtag functions can be difficult to navigate, but there are some tips and tricks to make it easier.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to give the NSA and FBI a run for their money as leading purveyors of U.S. surveillance. While ICE regularly made headlines during the Trump Administration for its involvement in the president’s at times ruthless so-called “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, a new report… Read more...


Musk Tesla Volkswagen•
Elon Musk weighed in on Tesla, SpaceX and his multitude of other companies — including that social media business he’s trying to purchase — during a wide-reaching 80-minute interview Tuesday that covered demand for EVs, the need for raw materials, the problem with hydrogen and the most promising EV startups. While much of what Musk talked about at the Financial Times’ Future of the Car conference

EV Startup Canoo China•
Electric vehicle startup Canoo has filed suit against one of its largest shareholders, demanding that the firm pay back more than $61 million in “short-swing profits.” The short-swing profit rule states that company insiders, like large shareholders, must return profits realized from buying and selling securities within a period of six months. Canoo alleges that the firm, DD Global Holdings, wron

Starting tomorrow, YouTube will give both fans and creators the ability to gift paid channel subscriptions. A number of influential streamers tweeted the announcement today, many of whom were ecstatic about a new monetization tool. Gifted subs have been a popular feature on Twitch — YouTube Gaming's main rival— for a while. Many streamers see subscriptions as an easy way to generate revenue while

In late-April, Indiegogo announced a new CEO. Becky Center — formerly of Healthjoy and Groupon — stepped into the role following Andy Yang’s quiet exit in late-2021. From the outside, at least, the crowdfunding service looks to be on more solid ground than when Yang took the reigns amid layoffs two years ago. Indiegogo appears to have largely weathered the crowdfunding cycle. And there’s some opp

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NASA’s Insight Mars lander recorded a magnitude 5 quake on the Red Planet last week, the largest such rumble ever observed on another world. Read more...

GDPR Android Apple•
The introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) back in 2018 may have had a detrimental effect on the number of new apps available for Android smartphones according to a new research paper. In the paper, titled “ GDPR and the Lost Generation of Innovative Apps ”, economic researchers from several universities in the EU, UK and US examined the impact of GDPR on the mobile

Windows 10 has a built-in Voice Recorder app, intended for creating simple recordings from a connected microphone. Microsoft is now overhauling the app for Windows 11, with a new name: Sound Recorder. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

An independent study Microsoft funded recently showed that improving repair processes could prevent greenhouse gases and avoid e-waste. But it’s easy to “study” an issue, harder to solve it. Unfortunately, Microsoft killed its best tool to tackle repairability—brick and mortar Microsoft Stores. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

A standing desk is a great way to improve your health while working—but while your back might thank you, your feet might have a different opinion. Here are five of the best standing mats to help keep them comfy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Amid an absolutely stacked cast , Stephanie Hsu ( Everything Everywhere All at Once , Nora from Queens ) has been cast as a guest star in the new Disney+ series American Born Chinese . According to Variety , “ Hsu will appear as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones, who works in a modern day jewelry shop along with her… Read more...

Hyatt Miami DACH•
Hyatt ’s multibillion-dollar real estate selling spree could push the company into greater profitability and lead to a better guest experience at some of its hotels. The Chicago-based hotel company offloaded more than $3 billion in hotel real estate by last fall after first announcing an asset-light strategy in 2017. The hotel industry has moved toward such a model — where companies license out b

Brian wanted to propose to his girlfriend. He contacted the Reno airport, and arranged to do it at security. TSA, naturally, has photos. He popped the right right after going through screening. And it appears that she said yes. Continue reading ...

Investing app Robinhood is on a roll with announcing new features as it looks to appeal to more customers amid dwindling transaction revenue. Less than a week after unveiling plans to allow users to lend out their stock , the company announced that it has introduced a “revamped” brokerage cash sweep program that will be rolled out to customers today. What that means is that all “eligible” Robinho

We’re officially entering into a period of collective belt-tightening as the economy is going through some stuff . Everything suddenly seems more expensive, wages aren’t exactly shooting up across the board, and old-school money-saving techniques are springing from the depths of our memories. But what if you’ve cut all… Read more...

Microsoft Adaptive•
Microsoft has revealed a new line of adaptive accessories to help people with disabilities who struggle with the typical keyboard and mouse layout. Announced during Ability Summit 2022 , the new devices are the Microsoft Adaptive Mouse, Adaptive Button, and the Adaptive Hub . Each one was made working closely with community members in order to create the best possible products that enable people

Russia Cyber Ukraine•
Enlarge (credit: Sean Gladwell / Getty Images ) The US and European Union on Tuesday said Russia was responsible for a cyberattack in February that crippled a satellite network in Ukraine and neighboring countries, disrupting communications and a wind farm used to generate electricity. The February 24 attack unleashed wiper malware that destroyed thousands of satellite modems used by customers of

I come across “neat tricks” performed by industrial robots all the time, and many of them are about as interesting as watching paint dry. ABB Robotics’ newest trick is literally that, and somehow it is mesmerizing beyond words. The industry giant released a video of its robot painting an art car. It’s a flex for the precision and flexibility of its robotics products, of course, but just look at i

Jabra Enhance Plus hearing aids are ideal because they look like earbuds, thus eliminating the stigma surrounding wearing hearing aids.

Mars, much like Earth, experiences quakes that can be measured using the right instruments. NASA has such tools on the planet right now monitoring these events.

AT&T 911 Calls Location•
Reaching emergency services and getting help after an accident is now even easier with AT&T as it has launched location-based routing to automatically transmit wireless 911 calls to the appropriate call centers across the US. By using the new “Locate Before Route” feature from Intrado, the mobile carrier can now more quickly and accurately identify where a wireless 911 call originated from by usi

Lucinda Duncalfe, CEO and founder of AboveBoard , knows that she’s not the first to try to disrupt hiring pipelines in order to better position diverse candidates. But, the seasoned entrepreneur is optimistic that the angle her company is taking will make a difference, anyways. The traditional executive hiring world is built in two main strategies: word of mouth or expensive headhunters. AboveBoa

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With the likely demise of Roe v. Wade representing a death knell to abortion rights as we’ve known them, many penis-havers are considering vasectomies , with internet searches for the term spiking . But be aware that it’s some pretty serious surgery, which involves the openings to the vas deferens being cut and sealed so that no sperm can travel through them, and it’s not easily reversible. That’

Musk Trump Twitter•
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Permabanned To the shock and awe of very few, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that when — or if — he takes the reins of Twitter, he would reverse the ban on former president Donald Trump’s account. “I think that was a mistake because it alienated a large part of the country,” Musk said during remote remarks at the Financial Times ‘ Future of the Car summit , “and did not ultimately r

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Air France New 777•
Air France just said oui to sliding doors in business class — the latest airline to do so. The French flag carrier on Tuesday unveiled its latest business-class seat, which will be installed on 12 of the carrier’s largest aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER. The reverse herringbone design — where passengers are angled diagonally toward the window or each other — is more of an evolutionary than revolut

LiveWire Del Mar Electric•
After months of teasing, Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire brand has unveiled its second all-electric motorcycle, the new middleweight Del Mar. Built on the brand’s new Arrow platform, it features a 60 kW motor capable of accelerating the EV from zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds, Electrek reported on Tuesday. The Del Mar’s 21700-format battery is housed in a structural case that doubles a

Nonstick pans are useful kitchen items. Our senior food and beverage editor Claire Lower won’t cook an over-easy egg or a thin pancake without one . But do you need to worry about the coating being bad for your health? Not exactly, but it’s important to know how to handle a nonstick pan properly. Read more...

Carvana 2500 2 500•
Carvana, a used-car retailer in the United States that raised at least nine figures worth of venture capital while private before going public, announced 2,500 layoffs today. The staffing cuts, detailed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, are part of the company’s “previously announced plans to better align staffing and expense levels with sales volumes,” Carvana wrote.

Have you ever wondered what space smells like? Astronauts and scientific studies have both shed light on the scent of the universe, and it may be familiar.

US Treasury Yellen•
Stablecoins have been a hot topic both on and off Capitol Hill. Earlier today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed for regulation during an annual testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee, at a time where Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin UST struggles to retain its peg . “New products and technology may present opportunities to promote innovation and increase efficiencies,” Yellen

With pilots in short supply, one regional airline is asking federal officials to allow them to hire first officers with far fewer hours than would normally be allowed. Republic Airways, the nation’s second-largest regional carrier which operates Embraer 170s and 175s for American, Delta and United, said in a filing with the Federal Aviation Administration that it wants an exemption to be permitte

FIFA EA Sports Year•
Enlarge / Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but maybe that's just because it's new... EA Sports announced today that the soccer title it publishes in 2023 would be part of the new EA Sports FC brand, doing away with the FIFA name the series has used since the days of the Sega Genesis and Super NES. The announcement marks a significant break for one of the oldest and most popular continuous

After nearly a decade in development , the second iteration of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the DoE's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is nearly ready to start throwing photons harder than ever before. Dubbed the LCLS-II, this billion-dollar superconducting particle accelerator upgrade will produce X-rays 10,000 times brighter than those of its predecessor at a world record

Consumers in every country are getting squeezed on all sides. Globally, sluggish wage growth and rising inflation has encouraged shoppers to defer payments on everything from groceries to durable goods. Affirm, Afterpay and Klarna own 75% of the sector in the U.S., which leaves little room for startups hoping to join the fray. Founders who target emerging markets like Latin America and India may

Musk Trump Twitter•
Twitter’s future owner weighed in on the social network’s biggest question Tuesday, leaving little room for doubt that if Elon Musk has his way, the platform’s doors will be wide open for Trump . “I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump,” Musk said in an interview at the Financial Times Future of the Car summit. “I think that was a mistake.” Trump was issued a permanent ban from th

Twitter announced today that it’s rolling out a new “Copypasta and Duplicate Content” policy to clarify how the platform works to combat spam and duplicative content. For context, copypasta refers to an attempt by multiple individuals to duplicate content from an original source and share it widely. The social media giant first revealed in August 2020 that it would limit the visibility of copypas

Meta Instagram NFT•
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Mark Zuckerberg's sense of timing is truly impeccable. On Tuesday, Instagram announced a plan to introduce in-app NFTs . Coming immediately on the heels of a significant non-fungible token market downturn , the new feature would let users connect digital wallets to their Instagram accounts and share verified NFTs. "We're beginning to test digital collectibles with a handful of U.S. creators and c

Apple Return Goodfellow•
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Forbidden Fruit A group of high-ranking Apple employees published an open letter to the company declaring their resignation in April after learning they’d need to commute to an office at least three days a week. Now, Apple’s director of machine learning Ian Goodfellow has announced his decision to leave over the company’s work-from-home policy as well. All of the above agreed that forcing a retur

It’s Sunday morning and you just can’t get that Bedouine song out of your head as you’re hopping into the shower. With the best shower speakers, you’ll be singing along, whether your idea of a shower is a poolside garden hose or the shared bathroom in your fifth-floor walk-up. The best shower speakers are water-resistant, will easily link up to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and have great sound

ICE Domestic Surveillance•
Although it's supposed to be restricted by surveillance rules at local, state and federal levels, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( ICE ) has built up a mass surveillance system that includes details on almost all US residents, according to a report from a major think tank. Researchers from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology said ICE "now operates as a domestic surveillance age

Musk Trump Twitter•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Justin Sullivan ) Elon Musk today said Twitter's decision to ban Donald Trump was "morally wrong," and that he would reverse the ban if he completes his pending acquisition of Twitter. Financial Times reporter Peter Campbell asked Musk if he would reverse the Trump ban during a keynote session at an FT conference on Tuesday. "This is really the toupeed elephant in

Yakamein is a fascinating dish. Believed to be a fusion of Chinese and/or Korean and Creole cuisine, the beef noodle soup has often been referred to as New Orleans’ “best kept secret,” or at least it was until the late Anthony Bourdain featured Chef Linda Green on an episode of No Reservations . I was born and… Read more...

DJI has taken the wraps off its new Mini 3 Pro, a lightweight drone that boasts key improvements and upgrades over the previous-generation model.

We all thought 2022 would be when international travel returned to “how it used to be.” In some ways, international travel has reopened, but it’s not how it used to be in many ways yet. Many borders remain closed, and international testing requirements have kept some travelers at home . Because of this, Aeroplan sees that many of its members aren’t requalifying for elite status or aren’t enjoying

Apple appears to be working on foldable display technology to integrate with a future device, but a release window hasn't yet been pinpointed.

Republic Raising $700M•
Private investment platform Republic’s ~$1 billion venture arm is reportedly in talks to raise $700 million for two new crypto-focused funds, according to Axios. The funds include a $200 million flagship venture fund and a $500 million dedicated crypto fund, Axios wrote in its Pro fintech newsletter . The venture fund will have 20% of its capital set aside for investments in cryptocurrency tokens

There’s an open secret in the battery startup world — everyone is pitching their cells as the ones to spur consumers to ditch their gas-guzzling SUVs for sleek, fast-charging electric vehicles with cross-country range, even if they’re really eyeing something else. Sure, some companies will leapfrog the steady 5% annual improvements that lithium-ion batteries have been making over the last several

Android is known for snooping on your personal data -- but it doesn't have to be that way. Here's how to boost your privacy settings.

AMD Radeon 6950 XT•
AMD is adding three new graphics cards to its Radeon RX 6000 series : the 6650 XT, 6750 XT, and the 6950 XT. These new models are direct upgrades to older models as evident by the “50” in their name. The 6650 XT is an upgrade to the 6600 XT, the 6750 XT refines the 6700 XT, and so on. Despite being upgrades, the performance on the new cards really isn’t all that different except for the new featu

In its infancy, the app feels more like a game or a group activity than a full-fledged social platform. Can that feeling last?

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One of the best things about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is it practically forces you to talk about it once it’s over. The film’s multiple surprises and loose ends leave lots of questions to be answered, so we sat down with one of the few people who has the answers: writer Michael Waldron . Read more...

YouTube TV Spanish•
As promised back in September 2021, YouTube TV has added two Spanish-language options: the Spanish Plan and the add-on, Spanish Plus. While the two new options sound similar, there are some key differences: Spanish Plan: New subscribers that want a Spanish-only YouTube TV lineup can choose the Spanish Plan, which is $24.99/month for the first six months, then it will cost $34.99/month. The plan o

TechRadar Pro is live in Las Vegas to report all the key updates from Beyond 2022, where this year's theme is centered around dominating the decade of data. This morning's session kicks off with an opening keynote session by ThoughtSpot CEO, Sudheesh Nair, who identifies the massive wave of change set to happen in the next decade, with data at the core of it all. We've heard of space-based manufa

Irish eyes are definitely smiling for this flash deal from Aer Lingus , with round-trip flights to Ireland for less than $400. This is your chance to lift a pint of Guinness in a real Irish pub, ogle the Book of Kells at regal Trinity College in Dublin, explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher and even kiss the Blarney Stone should the mood strike. The limited-time deal takes up to $100 off regular f

Our favorite killer android, Delores (Evan Rachel Wood), is back in the upcoming fourth season of HBO's sci-fi series Westworld . HBO dropped the first teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of its visionary sci-fi drama, Westworld , and it looks like we're in for another wild, convoluted ride. (Spoilers for first three seasons of Westworld below.) As I've written previously , the titular

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch wasn’t looking hard enough. With inflation continuing to run at a four-decade high, many Americans are doing what they can to trim their budgets, and one of the best ways to save money is to not spend money at all. Read more...

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By working together, the companies say they’re better able to find security flaws in Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing infrastructure.

If you’d like to change Google Sheets’ default border around cells to something else, it’s easy to do that. You can choose a custom color for your borders and then display or print your spreadsheets with those colors. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Just because you use a laptop doesn’t mean office ergonomics aren’t a consideration. These laptop stands will help position your laptop at a proper viewing angle with good ventilation and ergonomics. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

After several delays and a misleading “launch,” the big brains at Intel have finally shared a release roadmap for their Arc GPUs. But this roadmap shows that Intel will prioritize OEMs and large businesses in Asia before selling its Arc GPUs directly to PC builders—if you’re trying to ditch AMD and NVIDIA, prepare to wait a few months. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Every summer, there seems to be a new trendy drink on the scene. This year, though, a classic appears to be poised for a return to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

We hear about stories of passengers beating up flight attendants, flight attendants having disputes with their airline or union, and flight attendants scolding customers. Maybe they're kicking off passengers for their attire or - for much of the pandemic - over mask violations. Most of the time, though, interactions between customers and cabin crew are genuine and human. We just don't hear about

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has once again called for the US House and Senate to reach an agreement over the CHIPS Act as a matter of urgency. The CHIPS Act is a piece of US legislation designed to facilitate the onshoring of a larger proportion of the semiconductor supply chain in the face of rising tensions with China. As it stands, just over 10% of chip manufacturing takes place in the US. Once pa

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YouTube TV is adding two new Spanish-language plans, Google announced today. The first of those, the aptly named Spanish Plan, will offer customers access to more than 28 Spanish-language channels, including Univision and ESPN Deportes. Google has priced the package at $25 per month for the first six months, and $35 per month thereafter. New YouTube TV customers can subscribe to the plan without

More details about the anticipated next-generation Motorola Razr foldable smartphone have surfaced, and it may take inspiration from Samsung's competing model.

With the end of manufacturing for iPod touch, so too does the end of the hardware era of the iPod end forever. Apple's music player is down for the count.

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The leading trio of kids cast in the upcoming Disney+ original series Percy Jackson and the Olympians have mostly been met with celebration, as Walker Scobell ( The Adam Project ) signed on as Percy alongside Aryan Simhadri ( Spin) as Grover and Leah Sava Jeffries ( Empire ) as Annabeth in the reboot of the film franchise.… Read more...

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Elon Musk finally said the silent thing out loud, telling a live audience that yes, he would cancel former president Donald Trump’s Twitter ban if his purchase of the company goes through. Read more...

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It looks like a few employers may be the last hope for those that need reproductive healthcare. Last Monday, Politico broke the news that the US Supreme Court was likely to overturn Roe v. Wade. That landmark 1973 ruling, of course, gave people the constitutional right to get an abortion, and has been legal precedent for nearly five decades. And because this cultural moment often encourages compa

This is exciting, and seemingly came out of nowhere. Air France introduces business class seats with doors Air France will be introducing a new business class product, which the airline hopes will help it move even more upmarket. Air France is working with Cirrus for its new business class, which will be reverse herringbone seats that feature direct aisle access and doors. Air France won’t just b

It's frustrating when apps won't install correctly. But there are solutions to the "Parsing the Package" error notification on your Android phone.

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He says Twitter's decision to ban the former US president was "morally wrong and flat-out stupid".

The Bank of America-issued U.S. credit card for Air France KLM Flying Blue has an offer that’s better than any I’ve seen before. And it’s interesting for more than just the bonus miles. It opens up elite status and potentially first class awards, too. Continue reading ...

One thing I missed the most over the last two years is dining out at my favorite restaurants and catching up with friends. But as we enter spring and close in on summer, I can’t wait to return to my favorite restaurants — and (of course) earn bonus rewards when it’s time to pay. And if you’re an existing American Express cardmember and want to earn even more on these purchases, you’re in luck. Fr

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Tesla CEO and possibly the soon-to-be owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, said on Tuesday that the social media platform's decision to ban Trump was a "morally bad" one, noting that he'd reverse the decision when he's in charge. “I do think that it was not correct to ban Donald Trump," said Musk speaking remotely at the Financial Times' Future of the Car conference, as first reported by the Wall Street

Waseda University researchers developed a new robot training method that is opening doors of possibility — literally.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray go head-to-head drafting the best riff squads ever assembled. Do you agree with their picks?

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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Anadolu Agency) Netflix has reportedly told employees it plans to roll out an ad-supported tier by the end of this year, sooner than expected. Additionally, Netflix's plan for an extra fee to fight password-sharing would roll out around the same time. In a note to employees, "Netflix executives said that they were aiming to introduce the ad tier in the final three

Thanks to its convenience, precooked chicken breasts have become a lunchtime (and dinnertime) staple, allowing people to add some lean protein to their meal without the hassle of cooking meat. And of all meats, chicken breasts in particular have to be carefully monitored to ensure that they reach a temperature of 165… Read more...

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Intel announced its most powerful mobile CPUs yet on Tuesday: the new 12th-gen Alder Lake Core HX-series aimed squarely at the enthusiast market. The Core i5, i7, and i9 HX-series chips will be unlocked, meaning overclockers will be able to push a mobile chip even farther than they could before; Intel promises desktop-caliber performance in mobile laptops and workstations. That may seem like a ta

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Elon Musk has finally confirmed what many have long suspected: that he would allow Donald Trump back on Twitter. In an interview with The Financial Times , Musk said that he would reinstate Trump when his deal to acquire Twitter closes. “I guess the answer is that I would reverse the perma ban,” Musk said in response to a question about whether he would allow the former president back on the plat

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There are several ways to earn World of Hyatt free night award certificates . In this post I wanted to talk about one of the often overlooked ways to earn Hyatt free nights, which is with World of Hyatt’s ongoing Brand Explorer promotion. This offers World of Hyatt members the opportunity to earn free night certificates for exploring Hyatt’s portfolio. Hyatt’s Brand Explorer offer With World of H

Digital artwork may flow from the creator’s hands, but ultimately it’s coming down to hardware and software to bring the creator’s imagination to life. With the NVIDIA Studio platform, the creative tools available just got a considerable upgrade. NVIDIA has built a powerful toolkit that offers everything from hardware acceleration and workflow integrations to AI-powered capabilities for a wide va

POTUS rides in the world's most high-tech vehicles, and while many features are kept secret, even what we know about the Presidential Limo is impressive.

Everyone has awful days, sad days, and even terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days, but depression is a mental illness classified as persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or lack of interest. The pandemic saw an uptick in this disorder—the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says 21 million adults… Read more...

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Philippine researcher Fatima Gaw says the platform has become a hub for pro-Marcos historical revisionism.

Are cases of COVID-19 on cruise ships on the rise, particularly along the West Coast? If you’ve been following the news over the past month or so, you might have read about ships arriving in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle with hundreds of infected passengers on board, prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the “outbreaks.” In fact, the percentage of i

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Mr. Musk has said he wants Twitter to be a forum for debate, and he called the barring of Mr. Trump “morally wrong.” The former president has said he would not rejoin the platform.

I’ve had the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® both recently and in the distant past, and it’s spending on this card that largely accounting for my first lifetime elite status with American Airlines way back in 2006. American’s miles are the currency I’ve spent the most over the years, and there’s no longer a great way to earn miles through another credit card besides an Am

The world’s largest algorithmic stablecoin is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. TerraUSD (UST) was designed to track the value of the US dollar, but its value suddenly dropped in May 2022. What happened? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Enlarge / A click-wheel video iPod, perhaps the most iconic iPod model. This one went away a long time ago, but its last living relative's days have come to an end, too. (credit: Aurich Lawson) One of the most popular and iconic gadget brands in history is taking its last breath today. Apple announced that it will no longer make the iPod touch, the last device to carry the iPod name. Apple says y

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The end of an era for Apple's original music player, which has been overshadowed by the iPhone.