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Obi Wan Darth Vader•
Disney has released a second trailer for its upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series – and it almost gives fans a proper look at Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader. The studio had teased the arrival of new footage in a tweet commemorating Star Wars Day (May 4), so speculation was rife as to what more might be revealed about the upcoming Disney Plus show, which is scheduled to begin streaming on May 27. Than

32How-To Geek / 55min
When you think of 1995, you probably envision malls, baggy JNCO jeans, and MTV. But what you should picture is Microsoft’s weirdly fantastic 3D Movie Maker animation program. While the software was short-lived, you can now dive back in because Microsoft open-sourced it! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

500+Gizmodo / 4h
Any year, on a list of ways fans can celebrate May 4 , aka Star Wars Day, a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars project has to be number one. And, thankfully, Disney and Lucasfilm delivered in 2022 a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi , which drops on Disney+ May 27. Read more...

Microsoft has announced it will begin disabling HTTP-based authentication scheme Basic Authentication. The move will impact random tenants using Exchange Online worldwide from October 1, 2022. The move to axe the old school authentication procedure, which dates back to the early 90s, was announced in September 2021, after being initially pushed back due to the pandemic. What is Basic Authenticati

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) Earth Day was April 22nd, and its usual message—take care of our planet—has been given added urgency by the challenges highlighted in the latest IPCC report. This year, Ars is taking a look at the technologies we normally cover, from cars to chipmaking, and finding out how we can boost their sustainability and minimize their climate impact. Gone are the days of goi

Ralph Gilles started at Chrysler in 1992, and he’s still with the company as the chief design officer at the newly formed conglomerate, Stellantis. His design resume is legendary: The Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and the SRT Viper. But now he’s leading Stellantis into the electric future, which requires (and allows) for radical new designs. Gone are radiators, exhaust pipi

Wired / 6min
If everyone ate just 20 percent less beef, deforestation rates by 2050 could be half as bad.

For about as long as Chrome OS has existed, gaming has been one of its most notable Achilles' heels. Most Chromebooks have lower-power hardware, and the OS is built on web technology, so playing AAA titles found on Windows has simply not been an option. The rise of cloud-based gaming services like Google's own Stadia have helped the situation, but perhaps the biggest advance in Chromebook gaming

Gizmodo / 10min
Before European colonizers arrived in the Americas and other parts of the world, Native peoples were cultivating tons of seafood—specifically oysters—the right way for millennia. Read more...

Universal Flash Storage, or UFS for short, is the storage technology used by many smartphones and other devices. Samsung has now unveiled its implementation of UFS 4.0, a faster upgraded version that might appear in your next phone or tablet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Last fall, the Expedia Group announced plans to unify and expand its loyalty programs across its family of brands, which includes Expedia,, Orbitz and vacation rental site VRBO. The Seattle-based company said that this move would form what will be “the most complete travel rewards offering in the industry.” Details are still light, but we now know what the program will be called and ha

The popular play-to-earn (P2E) crypto game Axie Infinity scaled to new heights in 2021, with huge spikes in transaction volumes and revenue and gaining millions of community members. But as we’re almost halfway through 2022, a question stands: Is Axie holding up to its hype? Axie was launched by its parent company Sky Mavis in May 2018 but didn’t pick up steam until the second half of last year.

You’ve taken the leap and scheduled a first appointment with a therapist. Maybe it’s your first-ever session with anyone, or your last session was years ago, or you’re nervous about switching to a new therapist. Whatever your exact circumstances, you have a calendar appointment to physically (or virtually) sit on a… Read more...

Gizmodo / 25min
Moon Knight has had a stranger story than most Marvel projects to track over its six episodes—at first, starting out as something of a peculiar character piece more akin to the early days of Marvel’s own Netflix adventures with Daredevil than the blockbuster, cameo-laden action we tend to expect from the studio now.… Read more...

Enlarge / Razer Blade 15. (credit: Razer) The portability of laptop displays means they often come with compromises in speed, color, or sharpness. For those who want a screen with the deepest contrast and darkest blacks without sacrificing speed, Razer is hoping to have the answer. The upcoming configuration of the Razer Blade 15 announced Tuesday will be the first laptop to offer a 240 Hz refres

Google has announced a new set of tools for Google Workspace it says will provide new “digital sovereignty” capabilities for public and private organizations in the EU. Digital sovereignty refers to the idea that data is subject to the laws and governance of the nation it is collected in. The update comes as the data usage of a cloud computing market largely dominated by US providers continues to

We idolize founders with brilliant ideas, but triumph often results from business savvy combined with imagination.

Microsoft Movie Maker•
You, too, can make PS1-caliber 3D movies using nothing but 3D Movie Maker and your Windows 95 PC. (credit: Microsoft) Back in 1995, the Microsoft Kids division of the company released a program called Microsoft 3D Movie Maker . The same year that the original Toy Story proved that feature-length 3D computer animation was feasible, people could install software on their home computers that could s

Despite Microsoft claiming time and again that Windows 11 ’s TPM 2.0 requirement is a steadfast rule, another engineer has bypassed that requirement once again, this time forcing Windows 11 onto a Surface Duo . In spite of the Surface Duo primarily being an Android device, serial tinkerer Gustave Monce has showcased on Twitter that not even that barrier will stop Windows 11 from being crammed ont

Mashable / 38min
If I know anything to be true is this mixed-up world, it's that ape holders can absolutely use multiple slurp juices on a single ape. Any fool knows that. It's a simple as two plus two equals four. An ape holder can use multiple juices on a single ape; this is fact. OK, so you might be lost. Let's take a step back. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk changes Twitter avatar to Bored Ape NFTs The account for Rarec

IHG One Rewards has just revealed the details of its summer 2022 promotion, which has the potential to be pretty lucrative. IHG One Rewards global summer 2022 promo With IHG One Rewards’ new global promotion , members can earn more bonus points the more nights they stay, as follows: Earn 2x IHG points for nights 2-5 during the promotion period Earn 3x IHG points for nights 6-14 during the promoti

36Wired / 40min
Silicon Valley firms are about to be at the center of the storm around abortion access and reproductive rights. They need to prepare.

Among the various benefits of holding elite status with an airline is receiving complimentary upgrades, both automatically and with certificates you can apply to upcoming trips. With Delta, Upgrade Certificates are reserved for upper-tier Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallion elites . These certificates have a higher priority than Medallion Complimentary Upgrades and may be requested and potential

Gizmodo / 42min
On Tuesday, the federal government announced that it will take unprecedented steps to maintain water levels in Lake Powell and stave off an electricity supply catastrophe for the Southwest. Read more...

Keyboard startup Fleksy has launched a new self-serve SDK to expand its reach for indie developers wanting to add custom keyboard software to their apps. The Barcelona-based mobile keyboard software maker has been pursuing a white label licensing approach to selling its customizable keyboard tech for several years but it’s now looking to expand its B2B business via a more accessible freemium soft

Car makers preview concept cars that never make it to production all the time. Here's one Porsche concept that we wish made the jump to production supercar.

Odds are at some point in your life, you’re going to experience a five-ish year period where you’re getting invited to a bachelor or bachelorette party seemingly every few months. It’s going to be a Groundhog Day -esque scenario where every morning you wake up at your local airport waiting at the gate to fly to… Read more...

If you’ve made a mistake while typing on an iPhone—or you accidentally deleted a bunch of text—you might wonder: Can you undo it? The answer is usually yes, and there are at least four different ways to do it. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

While we can’t promise you the wisdom of the Jedi on this May Fourth, you can at least pretend your Midichlorian count is off the charts as you direct your brand new robot vacuum around the house without lifting a finger. Find a slew of discounts on Roborock vacuums, plus iPads, a Wi-Fi mesh system, and plenty more in this week’s How-To Geek Deals. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Phone plans are expensive, especially for families. Mint Mobile, an MNVO that sells prepaid plans, has often laid claim to some of the most affordable plans—for individuals. Now the company is ready to offer family plans, and as expected, they come in at low prices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you’ve ever wanted to shoot like a clumsy Stormtrooper, now’s the time to crack open your piggy bank. Razer just launched a limited Stormtrooper Xbox controller to celebrate Star Wars Day. It features a unique paint job and a speedy charging stand, though unfortunately, it’s a bit expensive. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Turning a Raspberry Pi into a camera is a relatively easy task, but the results aren’t always satisfactory. Official camera modules just don’t offer the resolution, autofocus, or digital zoom features that we expect from DSLRs or even smartphone cameras. Now, ArduCam is selling the Hawk-eye, an insane and fully-featured 64MP camera module for the Pi. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Plastic California•
500+Futurism / 1h
Chad Enzyme Scientists used machine learning to discover what they say could be a new way to speed up the process of breaking down plastic significantly, Vice reports . As detailed in a new paper published in the journal Nature , a research team from the University of Texas at Austin modified an enzyme to break down the individual components of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a commonly used pl

300+Futurism / 1h
So Long Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, whom Russian news outlet Moskovskii Komsomolets describes as the “hero of Russia,” gave the outlet a short interview explaining his departure from the space program earlier this week. He says there wasn’t enough to keep him busy on the International Space Station — and, pushing him over the edge, Skvortsov doesn’t want to collaborate with the America

There’s an update when it comes to the unusual Amex Centurion Lounge situation at LAX. The Centurion Lounge LAX’s unusual closure Amex is known for its network of Centurion Lounges , which tend to be excellent. In March 2020 (a few days before the United States largely shut down due to the pandemic), the Amex Centurion Lounge LAX opened, which many Amex Platinum cardmembers were excited about. As

TSS Lego Star Wars•
May the 4th, or Star Wars Day, has rolled around once more and, as part of the celebrations, two new character packs for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga have been released. These new DLC packs introduce characters from The Mandalorian season two and the Disney Plus animated series, The Bad Batch. In the Mandalorian season two pack you’ll find the characters Ahsoka Tano, Boba Fett, Bo Katan, Fe

Online photo editor Picsart has launched Quicktools, a suite of free media editing tools. Quicktools - which houses everything from a background remover to a PDF to JPG converter - promises to provide free and easy access to some of the most common photo and video editing tools. The aim is to create a go-to hub for all basic editing needs that “gives everyone the chance to try Picsart’s advanced

AMD Radeon 6950 XT•
AMD is supposedly set to spring its trio of refreshed RX 6000 graphics cards next week, if the rumor mill is correct, and we’ve just heard some fresh material from the GPU grapevine. This comes from Wccftech which has tapped its sources and published some purported final specs and details of expected performance levels for the RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT, and 6650 XT, and also some pricing, with a mix of

Soundbar the Sonos Ray•
The next Sonos soundbar may have just been revealed in a leak - and it could be its cheapest, and most versatile, home cinema speaker to date. According to The Verge , which cites "internal documents and people familiar with the company’s plans", the Sonos Ray will go on sale in "a matter of weeks", and is set to cost around $249. That works out at about £200 / AU$350, and would make the Sonos Ra

FAA Airlines Altimeters•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | BackyardProduction) The Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly urging airlines to retrofit or replace altimeters that receive transmissions from outside their allotted frequencies. The FAA is meeting Wednesday "with telecom and airline industry officials on a push to retrofit and ultimately replace some airplane radio altimeters that could face interference

Wordle New York Times•
Wordle Enlarge / Wordle 's value to The New York Times isn't much of a puzzle. The New York Times' seven-figure purchase of viral hit Wordle in January was "incredibly valuable" to the company and was responsible for "an unprecedented tens of millions of new users to The Times," the media giant said in announcing its quarterly earnings Wednesday morning . And while New York Times Co. CEO Meredith

A new video from NASA shows what it looks like when a star is caught in the powerful gravity of a black hole. In these binary systems, the doomed stars spin around the black holes, which steadily suck up gas from them. The visualization illustrates the variety of these parasitic partnerships in our galactic backyard,… Read more...

29Gizmodo / 1h
It’s May the Fourth (one of the Star Wars fandom’s favorite days, quickly followed by the Revenge of the Fifth), and Disney and Lucasfilm just shared a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi . I’m genuinely surprised that we actually get a discernible plotline within a trailer , and gosh, it feels good to know… Read more...

Microsoft Xbox Stories•
Microsoft is rolling out an update to the Xbox app for iOS and Android that includes a new social sharing feature. Players will be able to share screenshots, gameplay clips and achievements with their friends and others as Instagram- or Snapchat-style stories. You'll be able to respond to other people's stories with a reaction or message too. You'll find the stories on the home screen of the app.

We can’t wait to see you all in Berkeley, California on June 14 at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals). That’s still slightly more than a month away, but your opportunity to buy an early-bird ticket — and save $200 — disappears in just 72 short hours. When that deadline arrives, the admission price goes up to $375. Why spend more than necessary? Go

If Marriott International, with its wide array of brands from Fairfield Inn & Suites to W and St. Regis, is the bellwether for the hotel industry, it’s a good time to be in hospitality — especially if you run a hotel in the U.S. and Canada. Marriott on Wednesday reported a $377 million profit for the first three months of the year, up from the $11 million loss the company reported for the same ti

While most people have the capacity to have empathy, to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and feel what they feel, empaths feel other people’s feelings or physical sensations as if they are their own. When a child is an empath, it can be confusing for them and often disregulating. As a parent, it can be hard to… Read more...

Microsoft Xbox Stories•
Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow players to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories, the company announced this week. Players can share their favorite gaming moments including game clips, screenshots and achievements with their friends and the Xbox community. You can also reply to your friends’ stories with a message or a quick reaction. The new feature is now available in Austral

One of the ways to ensure that you’re getting continuous value from your rewards credit cards is by taking advantage of the targeted promotions available to you. You may be most familiar with Amex Offers , providing terrific discounts on travel, retail and more. However, other issuers have been stepping up their game recently, and we’ve seen some useful offers across the board. In this monthly ro

“Like a pressure cooker, COVID blew the lid off what was a simmering mental health crisis for over a decade,” VC Tim Schlidt told TechCrunch. According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25% in the first year of the pandemic. And when available treatment options showed their limits , both the general public and regulators becam

TikTok Product Creators•
TikTok is introducing a new way to lure advertisers to its platform by giving them the ability to showcase their brands’ content next to the best videos on TikTok. Ahead of its NewFronts presentation to advertisers scheduled for this afternoon, TikTok announced the launch of TikTok Pulse, a new contextual advertising solution that ensures brands’ ads are placed next to the top 4% of all videos on

Parent-teacher meetings could soon get even more interactive thanks to a new Microsoft Teams update. The video conferencing service has announced it is working on Parent Connection, a new feature that will allow parents or guardians to communicate directly with educators through Microsoft Teams. The company promises that the feature will allow parents and teachers to connect using chat, email or

To mark Star Wars Day (May 4), Garmin has released a pair of new Vivofit Jr 3 fitness trackers based around characters from TV series The Mandalorian . The first watch, themed around Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) has a light green band, while the second, based on the Mandalorian himself, is steel blue and marked with the bounty hunter's catchphrase: "This is the way". There are also various Star Wars fac

If you've been on the internet since December 2017, you may have noticed that people have opinions about The Last Jedi. Also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi , Rian Johnson's follow-up to J.J. Abrams's smash hit The Force Awakens was subject to attacks from a loud subset of fans right from its release. The vitriol continued even after the debut of the final saga movie, The Rise of

The newest trailer for the limited Disney series Obi-Wan Kenobi reveals that the Jedi Master will find himself hunted by more than The Empire.

Patreon announced the results of its first creator census, which invited the community to share feedback about how the fan membership platform can best support independent creatives. Out of 250,000 creators active on Patreon, over 13,000 people responded to the survey, representing 113 countries and 18 languages. According to the survey, video is the most popular primary medium on Patreon, repres

Musk UK Parliament Twitter•
The British parliament has invited Elon Musk to “discuss the future of Twitter” because we live in deeply wild times. If Musk agrees to speak to parliamentarians on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee — even virtually — he will be going further than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who (in)famously snubbed repeat calls to testify before it in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica

Bose might not be the unassailable audio giant it once was. Boston Globe sources say the company has been implementing "rolling layoffs" in recent years, with public data indicating that its headcount dropped from 9,000 in 2019 to 7,000 in 2021. Recently departed employees told the newspaper that Bose had fallen short of sales targets as new products struggled in the market, including the Frames

Insects, spiders, and other small, many-legged creatures—which I will refer to from here on as “bugs,” and will accept no corrections on that point—belong outdoors. Mostly. Some bugs are a disaster to find inside, because that means you likely have an infestation. Some sting, bite, or cause damage. But others are… Read more...

I’ve just wrapped up a 16 hour flight on Qatar Airways from Doha to Dallas, which has been my longest flight in well over a couple of years. I was reminded of just how bad I am at sleeping on planes, even on a flight of this length that departs at 2AM, where I’m fortunate enough to have such a comfortable seat. When I book flights like this I always think to myself “oh it’ll be a really long day,

Native Google SAP Cloud•
Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud partner for RISE with SAP , the German enterprise software company’s program to help its customers move to the cloud. Today, the two companies announced a rather substantial expansion of their partnership that introduces a deep integration between SA

Stripe , the payments behemoth valued at $95 billion a year ago and now reportedly inching closer to an IPO, today announced a new product that fills in some significant gaps in its play to be the financial services layer for merchants and other businesses whose models are based on enabling transactions. It’s taking the wraps off Financial Connections , which will let Stripe’s customers connect d

Starting June 1 they're going to restrict club access in two ways: no access until 3 hours prior to departure of your first flight, and access will be for departure only. Continue reading ...

Kindle eReaders have a few advantages over physical books. One of the biggest is simply the sheer quantity of books you can carry with you. Just how many eBooks can you fit on a Kindle? Let’s find out. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

California startup SpinLaunch recently performed the eighth demonstration of its suborbital mass accelerator, but unlike in previous tests, this flight vehicle was equipped with an onboard camera, providing an unprecedented view of the high-altitude launch. Read more...

Sonos' cheapest soundbar keeps leaking, and along with a price tag we now have a name to go with the company's newest speaker

Kenobi Darth Vader•
100+Engadget / 2h
Happy Star Wars Day! Lucasfilm and Disney+ are celebrating May the 4th by offering another look at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. There's not a ton of new footage in this trailer compared with the first teaser . There is, however, a snippet of a conversation between Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) about training young Luke Skywalker to become a Jedi. There's also a look

Plex is one of the best services for hosting your own media collection and streaming it to all your other devices, and now Plex’s developers are working on a way to stream your music to a Raspberry Pi. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Polestar released a more affordable version of its popular Polestar 2 EV in the United States earlier this year, and now just a few months later, it’s getting a $2,500 price increase and a few new features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You’d think that microSD cards would be a bit more durable, given that they’ve been around for so long. But microSD cards are still somewhat unreliable. That’s why Samsung is now launching a PRO Endurance microSD card that can survive up to 16 years of continuous use in security cameras, dash cams, and other always-on devices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The Apple Watch may not have replicated the runaway success of the iPhone or iPad, but it’s steadily grown into the best smartwatch available today. Apple has iterated on the hardware, designing custom processors that balance performance and battery life, while updating the software to add key features like the ability to run third-party apps, automatically track your exercise, and work more auto

Samsung UFS 4.0 Storage•
Samsung introduced UFS 4.0 today, which is a new version of mobile flash storage that promises to significantly improve the performance and endurance of your next smartphone. Read more...

Venture firm Afore Capital first splashed on the scene with the aim to institutionalize that angels, friends, and family round. Now, after investing in over 80 companies over five years, the eight-person team has landed on a more specific way to do so: offer a standard deal, and raise what it claims is the largest dedicated pre-seed fund in the market. Afore general partners Anamitra Banerji and

Making sure your online passwords stay secure should now be easier than ever thanks to a new Android update from Google. The company is rolling out an upgrade that will keep Chrome for Android users safe by using its Duplex on the Web technology to automatically change any passwords that it knows may have been compromised in a hack or data breach. The tool was first announced at Google I/O 2021 ,

Save $301.99: Build a perfect home theater without hurting your budget. Start off with the Sony X80J 65-inch 4K TV on sale for $698 at Walmart, which as of May 4 is 30% off its original price. If you have the itch to finally upgrade your home entertainment setup, start with a good TV . And you don't need to spend over your budget if you want the best features for streaming and gaming. There are p

TL;DR: For Star Wars Day, GameStop is offering a bunch of games from the fan-favorite franchise at heavily discounted prices for a limited time. OUR TOP PICKS: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition — $14.99 $69.99 (save $55) Star Wars Battlefront II — $4.99 $19.99 (save $15) Star Wars: Squadrons — $14.99 $19.99 (save $5) May the fourth be with you. Come on, we had to say it at least once —

In a world in which e-scooters and other modes of pedestrian transport are thriving, we wonder how it all went wrong for Segway.

As with so much that’s great and terrible about modern pop culture, Star Wars started it all. A clever pun with ties to Margaret Thatcher (read on) gradually evolved into the theme for a made-up holiday now celebrated with at least as much passion as many “real” ones—like Labor Day, it’s really the sales that get… Read more...

If you have decades of family history stored on old slides and negatives, you can easily convert those pictures to digital photos.

26Wired / 2h
Tata Neu is the country’s latest do-everything app. When users signed up, their personal information was already there.

We spent our first three nights in the Maldives at Cheval Blanc Randheli . For those not familiar, Cheval Blanc is the boutique hotel group owned by LVMH (which stands for Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), and the brand currently has five properties. We stayed at Cheval Blanc Paris last October and were amazed by the property’s design, so we were curious to check out one of Cheval Blanc’s most popula

Razer has revealed a powerful rig with plenty of zip and a hefty price tag.

Graduates have spent the past couple of years hustling . Between coursework, jobs, family responsibilities and, of course, the pandemic, they likely haven't had a ton of time to devote to themselves. Now that they've donned their cap and gown, it's time for them to enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation. If you want to get the grad in your life a treat that can help them do that, we at Enga

The New York Times ' purchase of Wordle appears to have paid off, at least in the near term. The newspaper has revealed that it added "tens of millions" of new users in the first quarter of 2022 thanks to Josh Wardle's hit word game. That led to the company's best quarter yet for subscriber additions to games, and "many" of those incoming players have remained to try other games. The surge came a

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Hundreds of Bothans died to bring us these deals.

Shanghai Lockdown NFT•
After weeks of being locked inside their homes under strict Covid-19 restrictions, residents of the populous Chinese city Shanghai are using NFTs as an outlet to their growing frustrations. The main appeal of the non-fungible tokens is that they cannot be deleted as the government works overtime to censor any type of… Read more...

Average startup valuations are in decline, new data indicates. In March, The Exchange parsed a dataset from Carta , a unicorn whose software helps companies manage their cap table, which showed early indications that the startup valuation market was changing. A look at Carta’s full Q1 data collated by its head of insights, Peter Walker, clarifies the situation: Valuations are in decline, but not

Cybersecurity researchers from Armis have discovered five high severity vulnerabilities in endpoints manufactured by Aruba (enterprise networking and security solutions) and Avaya ( cloud communications and workstream collaboration). The flaws are rated 9.0 and higher in severity, and can be found in multiple network switches commonly seen in airports, hospitals, hotels, and other similar venues.

Some airlines let you put award tickets on hold before booking. This lets you lock in award space while you wait to finalize travel plans or for points to arrive from a transferable points credit card . This flexibility is a huge perk when planning award travel, especially for premium cabins. It makes it much less likely for your seat(s) to be snagged by another traveler before you have the chanc

Kenobi Darth Vader•
Enlarge / Disney's next live-action miniseries has a Jedi-focus. (credit: Disney) This post contains spoilers about a trailer, so consider yourself warned. It's the day before the anniversary of the Mexican victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, so that means it's time for Star Wars celebrations. To honor the day, Disney has released a full trailer and the poster art for its upcoming Obi-Wa

Windows 10 gained a bad reputation when it came to updates—the internet is full of frustrated anecdotes about Windows rebooting to install an update at exactly the wrong time, like right when you’re about to start a presentation, or when you’re working on a tight deadline. This is one of the things that Microsoft… Read more...

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds makes a lot out of its return to a formula that has worked for generations of Star Trek shows, hewing more towards an episodic structure than its serialized siblings in the current crop of Trek series. But why has it taken contemporary Star Trek so long to return to this formula? For… Read more...

While the mystery surrounding UFOs has captivated us for decades, the US government was actually working on something that certainly fit the bill.

GitHub 2FA Two 2023•
Here is some news that is both straightforward and still a long time out but nevertheless important: by the end of 2023, GitHub will require all users who contribute code on the platform to enable one or more forms of two-factor authentication (2FA). And that’s pretty much it for the news. Today, the Microsoft-owned company says, only 16.5% of active GitHub users and 6.44% of npm users use 2FA. T

Wordle Tens New Times•
100+TechCrunch / 2h
The New York Times Company’s first-quarter financial results prove what we’ve all known all along: people really like Wordle . You know the story by now. Josh Wardle made a fun little word game for his partner, shared it with some friends (who happened to be some influential tech people, since Wardle has worked at places like Reddit and MSCHF), who shared it with some more friends, and eventually

Starbucks Nfts Experiences•
Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year, where the individual digital collectibles also provide their owners with access to exclusive content experiences and other benefits, it said. The company touted its plans to investors on its fiscal Q2 2022 earnings call

Lookup functions in Microsoft Excel are ideal for finding what you need when you have a large amount of data. There are three common ways to do this; INDEX and MATCH, VLOOKUP, and XLOOKUP. But what’s the difference? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SAVE $10.05: Amazon , Walmart , and GameStop had Elden Ring on sale for $49.94 as of May 4. That's 17% off its $59.99 MSRP and its lowest price to date. Good news, Tarnished: Elden Ring just got its first discount ever. As of May 4, PlayStation 4 and 5 copies of FromSoftware's latest masterpiece were listed for $49.94 at Amazon , Walmart , and GameStop . (Sorry, Team Xbox — your time hasn't come

Headed to Florida sometime soon? You might have to wait just a bit longer to see Mickey Mouse or lounge on one of the state’s beaches. Air traffic congestion has become a major issue, affecting flights headed into and out of Florida – and, in extreme cases , across the county. While flight delays are an accepted part of traveling, they’ve gotten so bad recently in the northern part of the state t

Uber Lyft First-Quarter•
Uber had a successful first quarter of 2022 by some measures, as it more than doubled its revenue year-over-year to $6.85 billion. Increased demand for rides following the Omicron surge played a role, as did higher ride prices due to a shortage of drivers. The company reported that riders took 1.71 billion trips last quarter, an increase of 18 percent from the first three months of 2021. Gross bo

Musk Twitter Bored Ape•
500+Futurism / 3h
In spite of being a fan of Dogecoin , SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a noted hater of NFTs . And now a characteristically cryptic Musk has changed his profile picture to what appears to be a stolen collage of Bored Ape NFTs, inviting drama with the infamously irascible NFT community . “I dunno… seems kinda fungible,” Musk tweeted , in an apparent mockery of the tech. The image appears to have

Robinhood Stock Lending•
Trading platform Robinhood is launching a feature that will allow its users to lend out their stocks in hopes of earning passive, recurring income from borrowers, the company announced today. Robinhood says the feature is currently being rolled out and will be available to all customers by the end of the month. The news comes just after a tough quarter for the company, during which it laid off 9%

Cybersecurity researchers from ESET discovered that phishing has been the biggest incident type for companies of all shapes and sizes over the past four years. Of all the incidents reported to the ICO's Data security incident trends report, phishing was by far the most-reported, with almost 2,700 incidents (2,694), roughly twice as many as second-placed unauthorized access. With just above 1,000

Supreme Court Roe Wade•
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US precedents include the famous Dred Scott slavery case. But leaks never bode well for the court-journalist relationship.

That glass ceiling is looking mighty sturdy over at LinkedIn . Read more...

Enlarge / A 2021 VW ID.4, the brand's battery-electric crossover. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Volkswagen, the world’s second-largest electric vehicle manufacturer by volume, has “sold out” of battery-powered models in the US and Europe for this year as persistent supply chain bottlenecks hit global production. The Wolfsburg-based group, which includes brands such as Porsche, Audi, and Škoda, sold m

NASA Boeing Starliner•
Enlarge / Boeing says its Starliner spacecraft is ready to roll to the launch pad in Florida. (credit: Boeing) Boeing and NASA say the Starliner spacecraft is ready for a do-over flight, with a second uncrewed test mission of the spacecraft now scheduled for May 19. Nine months have passed since a standard pre-flight check of the spacecraft, then sitting atop a rocket on a launch pad in Florida,

It’s Europe’s turn to welcome the new world’s largest cruise ship. Royal Caribbean’s giant new Wonder of the Seas , which is just two months into its reign as the new size leader in the cruise world, arrived in Barcelona today in advance of its first Europe sailings with paying passengers. The much-ballyhooed, 18-deck-high vessel, which initially sailed out of Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades to

Tactic , a startup that helps businesses manage — and simplify — cryptocurrency finances, is emerging from stealth today with $2.6 million in seed funding. Founders Fund and finance automation startup Ramp co-led the raise for Tactic, an eight-person outfit based in New York City. Elad Gil and Figma co-founder Dylan Field also participated in the funding. CEO Ann Jaskiw founded Tactic after learn

Mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon rarely raise prices on existing phone plans, but it does happen from time to time. AT&T is now raising the monthly cost on select legacy plans, in an effort to push people to newer services. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›


This is today’s edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free Open to ideas: Meta’s AI lab has created a massive new language model, and in an unprecedented move for Big Tech, it is giving it away to researchers—together with details about how it w

The rideshare wars hit an inflection point on Wednesday as Uber’s latest earnings announcement showed its revenue more than doubled from this time last year. That news came just hours after Lyft announced a quarterly outlook that missed investor expectations by more than $50 million and its stock price went into … Read more...

More details appear to have emerged for Sonos' rumored budget soundbar . A briefly posted listing at Colombian store KTronix suggests it will be called the Sonos Ray, and will be smaller than the already compact Beam Gen 2 at just 22 inches long (versus 25.6in), if slightly taller and thinner. Provided the accompanying images are accurate, it's also clearer as to how Sonos will keep costs down. P

Substack is rolling out a new podcast player, additional moderation tools, leaderboard categories and more, the company announced this week. The new upgraded podcast player has launched in the Substack iOS app and is designed to help users navigate several actions on one screen. The player initiates as a bottom dock instead of presenting as an overlay. The company notes that the new audio player’

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to announce a special event centered around Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, 2022, our crew is hosting an extended TechCrunch Live episode with Columbus investors, founders and business leaders. There’s even a pitch-off, and we’re looking for Columbus-area startups to apply and pitch. Register for the virtual event here , and apply for the pitch-off here . Why Columbus? Beca

Apple Employees Office•
A number of Apple employees have hit out at orders to return to the office after two years of remote working during the pandemic. The group, which calls itself Apple Together, published an open letter expressing their distaste for the company's hybrid working plan, which will require staff to attend the office three days a week from May 23. The Apple Together group is said to consist of 250 emplo

Sam Raimi wants to get back to horror after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness , and Robert Eggers wants to go sci-fi. At least one major star won’t return for Picard ’s third season . Wyatt Russell could head to the Godzilla universe for the Monarch TV show . Plus, superpowers for everybody on Riverdale ! To me,… Read more...

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Samsung Dish US RAN•
Samsung’s bid to become a major player in the telecoms equipment market has been boosted by a major contract with US operator Dish Network to supply radio access network (RAN) hardware and software for its planned 5G network. The Korean electronics giant will provide Dish with Open RAN-compliant virtualised RAN (vRAN) technology as it seeks to meet its target of covering 20% of the US population

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

Delta Air Lines is working to combat lounge overcrowding by tightening the Sky Club access policy, while it simultaneously reveals an exciting update for those flying in long-haul business class. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter Access policy changes Starting with the negative news, you’ll no longer be eligible to access a Sky Club more than


When Dock co-founder and CEO Alex Kracov was working at Lattice , an HR startup, he was in charge of a marketing team of 20 people, and he noticed that as the company grew and moved up market, the sales team was having trouble organizing collateral like the pitch deck, ROI analysis and feature videos for large potential customers. As Kracov pointed out, when you start selling into bigger organiza

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: What do the crypto-curious need to know to be more savvy about the space? Better than our question, though, was our

After you’ve finished eating or juicing an orange, your first instinct might be to throw the remnants away. Of course, what you do with your own food scraps is your business, but you should know that orange peels have so much more to give—especially if you have a garden. Read more...

Tropicana Cereal Juice•
Tropicana's new cereal — dubbed, simply, Tropicana Crunch — is pretty tasty. It's a honey almond offering akin to Honey Bunches of Oats. It's hard to make that taste bad, in and of itself. The problem lies in what they want you to do with that cereal. The orange juice company wants you to...yes...pour orange juice over the cereal instead of milk. I ate it. It was gross. Tropicana sent Mashable a

If you spend long hours at your computer or TV gaming, you need to make sure your chair is comfortable and properly supports your back and posture. These gaming chairs do all that and more. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

May the 4th is here once again and that means a bunch of retailers have deals on Star Wars gadgets, toys and collectibles. If you're a Star Wars fan, or know someone who is, now's the time to stock up on everything from video games to themed Instant Pots while they are deeply discounted. Here are the best May the 4th Star Wars Day deals we could find this year. Star Wars Instant Pots Instant Pot

Kenobi Darth Vader•
Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with you! What better way to celebrate the legendary sci-fi saga than with a trailer for Disney+'s highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi ? The first teaser gave us a look at the Jedi Master's journey post- Revenge of the Sith , but in this new trailer, we get to see a bit more of what Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) is doing on Tattooine — and what forces he's up ag

Fisker Project Ronin•
Fisker Inc. revealed Wednesday a glimpse of the fully electric luxury GT sports car it plans to add as the third model to its fledgling lineup. The Project Ronin concept, code-named after the 1998 stunt-heavy action-thriller starring Robert De Niro, is a long-range, four-passenger grand tourer with plenty of luggage room, according to the company. A shadowy teaser image shows a low-slung, curvy s

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

Car Rental Giant Sixt•
Germany-based rental car giant Sixt has confirmed it’s been hit by a cyberattack that has caused widespread disruption to its global operations. According to a statement from Sixt, which has more than 2,000 locations across more than 110 countries, the company first detected “IT irregularities” on April 29, before subsequently confirming the cyberattack and containing it at an “early stage.” Sixt

Square Enix has teamed up with guitar manufacturer Fender to create an official, limited-edition Final Fantasy 14 Stratocaster. Created as a homage to the MMORPG, Fender says the guitar has been designed to capture the “originality, style and excitement of the game” through several visual design features. It sports an all-black finish, with a couple of translucent blue and purple body segments in

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest information. It was originally published on 5/5/21. There’s no better way to kick off this summer season than with one of America’s most iconic road trips on Highway 1 part of the way between Los Angeles and San Francisco . The cliff-hugging stretch of coastline known as Big Sur is just one of the beautiful places you’ll experience along t

Have you ever looked at the tag on a plant at your local garden center and been perplexed that it says something like “Zones 5-9”? This number refers to the “hardiness zones” defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that act as a guide to which plants will survive best in which regions of the country. While there… Read more...

A digital interior design startup that’s been offering online services is bringing its interior design expertise into the real world. Havenly , a Denver, Colorado-based company, founded in 2014, is today launching “Havenly At Home” — an at-home offering that allows clients to work with their chosen interior designer in person. Lee Mayer, Co-Founder and CEO of Havenly, said in a statement, “ Our e

It’s one of the most popular slang terms on the web for a reason. Here’s what BC means and how it can save you a few extra seconds whenever you type a sentence explaining yourself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung microSD PE•
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Longevity reigns supreme when you're shopping for a dashcam memory card, and Samsung thinks it might have some of the longest-lasting cards yet. The brand has introduced next-generation Pro Endurance microSD cards with up to 16 years of continuous recording for the 256GB version — there's a good chance you'll get a new car before the flash memory dies. Lower-capacity cards won't last as long (the

Elden Ring might not be exactly like The Lord of the Rings, but it’s got enough swords, sorcery, and grotesque monsters to make the High King of Gondor feel at home. At least, that’s what a new fan-made mashup indicates, as it shows Aragorn happily running, fighting, and kicking his way through the Lands Between. YouTuber eli_handle_b has edited various clips of Peter Jackon’s film trilogy into E

Planned Parenthood•
UPDATE: Reacting to the news, SafeGraph has now announced it will stop selling data related to visits to abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood and other similar institutions. “In light of potential federal changes in family planning access, we're removing Patterns data for locations classified as NAICS code 621410 (‘Family Planning Centers’) from our self-serve ‘shop’ and API to curtail any potent

Every spring, a new class of graduates is unleashed on the world, many of them carrying gadgets that have been put through the ringer over the years. Graduation is traditionally a big time for gift-giving — so if you know someone who is heading out into the real world who could use an upgrade after four (or more!) long years of higher education, here’s a host of options that’ll be a serious impro

The 2023 Polestar 2 is gaining some range but also going up in price, as it's the latest EV facing cost changes during the big automotive supply shortage.

Barclays seems to be offering some generous bonuses on business credit cards at the moment. I wrote about how Barclays’ American Airlines business credit card is offering a huge bonus, and there’s also a great offer on Barclays’ Hawaiian Airlines business credit card. Hawaiian Business Mastercard offering 80K miles & $99 The Hawaiian Airlines® Business Mastercard® , which is Hawaiian Airlines’ co

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Casual gamers tend to avoid really difficult titles (cough, Elden Ring). But dying a lot doesn't have to be frustrating.

When an entire land devoted to “Star Wars” opened in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland back in 2019, the domestic Disney parks became a must-visit destination for “Star Wars” fans. But that was really just the beginning of a whole new chapter of Disney-fueled “Star Wars” experiences. With the recent launch of the two-night Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World and more “Star Wa

If you have decades of family history stored on old slides and negatives, you can easily convert those pictures to digital photos.

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There are numerous situations where you might want to quickly record a video on your phone without it actually looking like you’re recording a video on your phone, whether you’re looking to stay safe in a vulnerable situation, protesting in a country that doesn’t necessarily want to see anyone protesting, or keeping… Read more...

A fast and reliable router is a necessity in most households. But, do you really need to spend over $100 on a Wi-Fi router with six antennas and Wi-Fi 6? It’s time to understand those mind-boggling specs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Poor air quality in your home can cause a number of health problems, including asthma and allergies. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to ensure the air in your home is always as clean as possible. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

If you want the colorful and cheery glow of Christmas lights to last all year, a well-placed strand of Twinkly Dots is exactly the excuse you need to line your living space with bold LED lighting. The best part is that these highly customizable lights are perfect for a modern smart home. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Tropicana made a cereal that was designed to be eaten with orange juice instead of milk — and we tried it so you don't have to.

Last year, in an effort to fill outstanding positions, Meta stopped requiring job seekers to hold a four-year university or college degree to apply for some roles. At the time, the company said it hoped the move would encourage employers to see that a post-secondary education isn’t the only way someone can learn the skills needed to make them a valuable addition to their workforce. Building on th

US 2023 Polestar 2•
In late March, Polestar announced that the single-motor Long Range variant of its Polestar 2 EV coupe would be arriving imminently upon US shores and be available starting at $45,900 — $33,400 after federal and state incentives — while its dual-motor sibling would start at $51,200. On Wednesday, the EV automaker announced that those prices would be going up. The single-motor variant will now star

Every time a major social justice issue is in the news, the infographics come. You’ll see the same bright, flashy, eye-catching boxes of text shared to numerous friends’ Instagram Stories. Your friends are signaling their interest in a topic and making it clear where they stand—but is that really helpful? There is… Read more...

Tailscale Zero VPN•
Zero trust security is an emerging paradigm in enterprise IT. It means that no one is trusted by default from inside or outside a network and verification is required from everyone trying to gain access to resources on the network. This added layer of protection has been shown to prevent data breaches, but surveys reveal that IT teams are struggling to implement it at their organizations. Accordi

Hundreds of rocket engines manufactured by startup Ursa Major will be going to space company Phantom Space over the next few years, part of a massive order that reflects Phantom’s bullish stance on the small launch market. “We placed the order based on how far out we could see the demand, and we see the demand as pretty strong and growing,” Phantom co-founder Jim Cantrell told TechCrunch in a rec

The food delivery business, and tech companies leading the charge, were hot commodities at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic as people stayed indoors and turned to apps to fill their bellies with pre-made meals. Now with that trend cooling off, those companies are feeling the chill. In the latest development, big changes and drama continue to buffet Just Eat Takeaway, one of its big players in th

Today's the day — May the 4th, or Star Wars Day, always brings good discounts on Star Wars merch and accessories each year. Amazon has a bunch of one-day-only deals celebrating the franchise, key among them being discounts on Star Wars-themed Instant Pots. Most models, including Stormtrooper , R2-D2 and Little Bounty , are 20 percent off and down to $80, but you can snag the adorable BB-8 model f

Data Encrypted for Impact (Enterprise T1486)•
Conti REvil LockBit
A researcher going by the name hyp3rlinx has discovered that some of the most popular ransomware strains, such as Conti, REvil, LockBit, including many others, carry a flaw that makes them vulnerable to DLL hijacking. By exploiting the flaw, the researcher was able to prevent the ransomware from its key selling proposition - encrypting files. As reported by BleepingComputer , DLL hijacking is usu

Being the parent of a young child is hard enough, even before factoring in the additional challenges of living through a global pandemic. And so far this year, that has included a shortage of baby formula. Read more...

Do you find yourself traveling for work, either as a freelancer or small business owner? Do you own a business where your employees travel for work and stay at hotels? It sure would be nice if you could get discounts on these hotel stays and control all spending in one place. Enter Hyatt Leverage. Aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses, the program offers a one stop shop for business owners

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when mask mandates became commonplace both in public and in private, tech vendors began selling products they claimed could detect whether someone was wearing a mask — or not. With press releases and flashy demonstrations, the vendors attracted the attention of critics skeptical about the solutions’ capabilities and potential surveillance applications.

Microsoft Movie Maker•
Originally launching in 1995, Microsoft’s 3D Movie Maker has long been enjoying its retirement, however, in a surprising turn of events, the aged software is now being given a new lease of life thanks to the source code being released after 27 long years. The release of the 3D Movie Maker source code comes to us thanks to software necromancers Foone, Scott Hanselman, and Jeff Wilcox, who recently

Nintendo’s hybrid console fuses big-screen play with pocketable portability, though how long you can play on the go largely depends on battery usage. The lithium battery will also inevitably age over time, so what can you do about poor Switch battery life? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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As the Supreme Court prepares to hamstring abortion rights in a historic rollback of Roe v. Wade, it’s worth remembering that American industries, via campaign contributions to the politicians that vote in Court justices, are partially responsible for this mess . Data comparing oil and gas donations to senators since… Read more...

Masa Finance , a hybrid credit protocol and decentralized credit bureau founded by Pngme CEO Brendan Playford in late 2020, has raised $3.5 million in pre-seed funding. According to a statement, the company seeks to “disrupt traditional centralized credit infrastructure by providing individuals, businesses and developers with the tools to access credit” via blockchain technology. The core princip

View of a man and woman listening to audio recordings at a listening station in the Music and Performing Arts room, Main Library, Detroit Public Library. Phonograph records are “Streets I have walked, Harry Belafonte” and “Wisdom: conversations with the elder wise men of our day.” Label on back: “Detroit Public Library. Auditing records in Music and Performing Arts Dept. Photo: Nat'l Bank of Detr

UK Elon Musk Twitter•
Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter acquisition hasn't even been finalized yet, but UK's MPs are already inviting him to discuss the changes he wants to implement for the website. The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee MPs told Musk in a letter (PDF) that they're particularly interested in hearing about his intention to roll out verification for all users. T

American Airlines flight 3729 from Charleston to Dallas - Fort Worth, an Embraer E-17t operated by wholly-owned regional carrier Envoy Air, diverted to Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday after reportedly losing "all or part" of a winglet in turbulence. Continue reading ...

When it comes to high airfare and hotel room rates during this “ sold-out summer “, it feels like it’s difficult to catch a break … and for good reason. After two years of industry devastation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, travel is back. Not only has leisure travel picked up, but lucrative business travel is also finally getting a taste of a comeback. In other words, travelers are so eage

One Small Business•
Access to capital is one of the biggest hurdles for small businesses. Fundid founder and CEO Stefanie Sample recalls maxing out her personal credit card to purchase an expo booth for her first business, and when she saw similar things happening to friends, she knew she couldn’t just sit on the sidelines. Sample started the business finance startup after more than a decade as a small business owne

Amberdata , an institutionally-focused digital asset data provider, has raised $30 million in its Series B, its CEO Shawn Douglass exclusively told TechCrunch. The company is now valued at $330 million and has raised a total of $47 million to date, including its seed round worth $2 million and Series A totaling $15 million. “We decided to do this raise right now because we grew so much in the pas

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Sure Petcare's Felaqua Connect lets you stay ahead of health concerns with real-time data you can show your vet.

The new Optima UHD55 projector has been heralded as the next best gaming projector for those on a budget - and based on the specs we think the rumors have merit. This 3,600 lumens, long-throw projector offers an impressive 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio and an image size up to 300-inch. But what about its gaming prowess? For those of you looking to prioritize image quality, you can game in 4K at 60Hz

Davis Peacemaker Waller•
HBO Max is preparing a new spin-off from Peacemaker, it has been revealed, with Viola Davis' Amanda Waller set to be its focus. According to Variety, HBO Max has entered talks with Davis over a new series, with the star set to lead and executive producer. Watchmen writer Christal Henry is attached to write the show. Davis' journey as Waller dates all the way back to David Ayer's rather botched ta

Whether you use Microsoft Excel for managing monthly bills or tracking time for work, you likely use dates or times. With these functions, you can enter or obtain the dates and times you need. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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A 2018 study by Soc Sci Med came to a sorry conclusion: Medical textbooks portray people of colour in only 17 percent of their images. The majority of images within these educational books feature light skin tones. The number points to a dearth of representation in medical education, which has rippling implications across both healthcare and how women perceive their bodies. Now, a digital gallery

Nokia Optus 5G Huawei•
Nokia, Samsung, and Australian mobile operator Optus have made the first data call using 3 components (3CC) carrier aggregation (CA) technology on a 5G Standalone (5G SA) network using a commercial smartphone. The achievement paves the way for more advanced commercial 5G networks and revolutionary new use cases such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) applications that rely on high perfo

Revenue in the first three months of 2022 was up 136 percent from a year earlier as travel continued to rebound.

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The Digital Services Act will extract more new information from the young app than from older platforms like Facebook.

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Update : This is a last call for the limited time welcome bonus of 120K miles, as we’ll have to take down links by 4PM EDT today, Wednesday, May 4, 2022. So if you’re interested in applying, this is the time to do so. United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards , and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the United Club℠ Infinite Card , which is the most premium perso

Ford Apple Car Project•
I thought Apple’s car project had gone a little quiet, but it’s still a thing, according to Bloomberg . The company has reportedly hired a longtime Ford engineer and executive to work on its car thought experiment, once called Project Titan. Desi Ujkashevic had been with the automaker since 1991 and was Ford's global director of automotive safety engineering. Naturally, that means we’ve chewed ov

This is a reminder that Fairmont will be bringing back its gift card promotion today, which could represent a great deal. Fairmont’s Mother’s Day gift card sale The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For a long time, Fairmont has had a tradition of offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. Fairmont t

Startup pitches with promises to provide various services to Africans — across different sectors — are commonplace now. And in trying to sweet-talk investors, what’s not taken into context or often disregarded is that Africa is a fragmented $3 trillion market. The continent is also home to more than 1.2 billion people with below-average disposable income, most living in landlocked nations. It’s o

Marvel Moon Knight MCU•
Major spoilers follow for Moon Knight episode 6. Moon Knight episode 6 has brought the curtain down on the caped vigilante's journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – or has it? The Disney Plus show's final entry rounded out the story it set out to tell. But, based on the Marvel Phase 4 project's season finale, there may be more to come from Marc Spector/Steven Grant's MCU arc. If you've b

Apple DMP Augury Chips•
A number of newer Apple devices are carrying a unique flaw, eerily reminiscent of Spectre/Meltdown , that could allow threat actors to steal sensitive data, experts have warned. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Washington, have discovered a flaw in a feature unique to Apple silicon, called Data Memory-Dependent Pref

Intel’s Arc desktop graphics cards are set to be unleashed in June, and we’ve just caught a hint of potential pricing which, on the face of it, looks disappointing news for those who were hoping that Team Blue might go for the throat of the dominant desktop duopoly. However, let’s not get carried away with any dismay (we’ll discuss why later in this story). The clues about pricing came wrapped up

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Let’s calculate whether the lightsaber-catching, Sarlacc-pit-avoiding maneuver can be done by mere mortals or requires help from the Force.

GM is the latest automaker hoping its car data will help governments improve road safety . The company partnering with Inrix on a Safety View cloud initiative that gives crash, vehicle and "vulnerable road user" (think pedestrians and construction workers) data to US transportation officials. If all goes well, local governments can both prioritize new road safety projects and gauge the effectiven

Apple Mosyle $196M•
Mosyle , a mobile device management platform for Apple devices, today announced that it raised $196 million in a Series B funding round led by In sight Partners with participation from StepStone Group and previous investors including Elephant and Album VC. CEO Alcyr Araujo says that the round, which comes as Moysle introduces a new product, Apple Unified Platform for Business, will be put toward

Revenue in the first three months of 2022 was up 136 percent from a year earlier as travel continued to rebound.

Musk Twitter Bored Ape•
Wealthy person Elon Musk, CEO of pretty much everything, is apparently into NFTs. Tesla and SpaceX CEO and soon-to-be Twitter owner has changed his avatar on Twitter into a collage of Bored Ape NFTs, a popular collection which currently costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per NFT. For an explainer of what NFTs are, go here . Suffice to say that they're a special type of cryptocurrency, each on

Smartphones have advanced a lot over the years, but they still basically last about a day on a charge. That means most of us are juicing up the battery all night while we sleep. Is that good for the battery? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Facebook’s rebranded parent, Meta, has become the next tech giant to be confirmed as subject to a special competition abuse control regime in Germany, following a 2021 update to its digital competition rules that are focused on large digital companies which are considered to be of “paramount significance for competition across markets”, as the law puts it. The designation, which stands for five y

Amazon is offering some solid deals on a multitude of games, with many popular titles available at or near their all-time-low prices. The most noteworthy of the bunch is Elden Ring , on sale for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 at $50 for a savings of $10 over the regular price — a solid deal on a relatively fresh release. You'll also find discounts on a host of other titles including Animal Cross

Details of a new rugged running watch from Amazfit have emerged, and it looks like it'll be a strong rival to the Garmin Instinct 2 . Reporters at Gadgets and Wearables spotted the forthcoming watch in a new listing published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is the body that approves devices that transmit data wirelessly before they are sold in the US. Although the watch isn'

I get sent a lot of apps to try out, and whether they're on iOS , Android , Windows , or Linux, I try them all. Mainly because there's always a chance that an app will not only achieve what its developer has intended, but it also gives you an idea of how it could shape other aspects of your iPhone . This is what happened with Compass GPS , released at the end of April by developer Rihab Mehboob.

A new Apple patent hints at how the company could use VR to entertain passengers traveling in an autonomous car -- while also helping reduce motion sickness to boot. The released schematics reveal how a driverless car and a VR headset could work together to keep travelers entertained on their journeys. VR headset wearers could be dropped into a game, or they could invite friends and celebrities t

Samsung UFS 4.0 Storage•
Samsung has introduced the latest iteration of its Universal Flash Storage product, which it says is much, much faster than its predecessor. The UFS specification was already developed to enable SSD speeds for cameras, phones and other devices, but this version — called UFS 4.0 — has a speed that reaches 23.2Gbps per lane. That's double the speed of UFS 3.1, the standard used by Samsung's S22 fla

Kia has unveiled its 2023 Soul lineup, promising a simplified series sans the Turbo variant, as well as new standard safety features and a refreshed design.

Overwatch 2 Blizzard•
Blizzard has said in a developer blog that it intends to beef up Support heroes in Overwatch 2 after the role has been left out in the cold. The Overwatch 2 beta brought with it massive reworks to Tank and DPS heroes. As part of the game's shift to a 5v5 format, Tanks have been overhauled, with only one now appearing on each team. DPS players, meanwhile, got a new hero in Sojourn , and reworks to

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The Chinese company has become a fast-fashion juggernaut by appealing to budget-conscious Gen Zers. But its ultralow prices are hiding unacceptable costs.

Vanguard Activision•
Call of Duty: Vanguard was not the commercial success that Activision had hoped for, with the publisher now blaming the game’s poor sales on its World War 2 setting. In its latest annual earnings report , Activision Blizzard said Call of Duty: Vanguard “didn’t meet our expectations” and admits its disappointing commercial performance was “primarily due to [Activision’s] own execution” of the game

If you use Twitter , you probably know where to find your DMs. But, did you know about the secret Twitter DM inbox where other direct messages could be hiding? Did you know about the third secret Twitter DM inbox where missing DMs could be stashed away? That's right. Twitter has not one, not two, but three separate inboxes for direct messages. Here's what they are and where to find them: Messages

If you’re looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker to live alongside you, the JBL Clip 4 is the speaker to get. Its combination of portability and sound quality is unmatched. The fact that it’s waterproof certainly doesn’t hurt either. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Xbox Series S owners can enjoy a new 120Hz refresh option in Halo Infinite, as part of its Season 2 update. That means if you own a compatible display, you can play the game at a silky-smooth 120fps. Halo Infinite previously targeted 60fps on Xbox Series S , but developer 343 Industries has been able to squeeze more performance out of Microsoft’s more affordable (albeit less powerful) console in

Sick of the way your Instagram feed looks? You can change the order of photos in a photo dump to create an entirely new look. Instagram unveiled the option to edit a carousel of multiple images back in November 2021. Not only can you delete photos from a photo dump , but you can also rearrange your photo album by deleting and re-adding images to it. So, if you want to keep all your photos in a ca

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If you're expecting some Doctor Strange spoilers from this interview – or any conversation even vaguely related to the upcoming Multiverse of Madness movie – then you're probably not familiar with Guillermo's interview style . In the segment above for Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host's colleague sits back-to-back with Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Xochitl Gomez, and asks the

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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the best smartphone you can buy right now, but it might not be for long, as we keep hearing rumors of a OnePlus 10 Ultra, and the latest leak suggests it could have Samsung’s phone beat. According to Yogesh Brar (a leaker with a reasonable track record) the OnePlus 10 Ultra has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset. That would be an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 8

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The days of Twitter being completely free for everyone may be over. The company might introduce a "slight" fee for commercial and government users, said Twitter's soon-to-be new owner, rich guy Elon Musk. Tweet may have been deleted Musk tweeted that in the context of a cryptic tweet about Freemasons. "Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for noth

The ultimate space fantasy film franchise is on one of its longer breaks. While the Disney+ slate of Star Wars shows keeps on growing ( The Mandalorian , The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi , Ahsoka , Andor ), we won't see any more Star Wars movies until Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron hits theaters in December 2023. Which makes this the perfect moment to stop and put all twelve movies so far int

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If there's one thing the Marvel Cinematic Universe is good at, it's giving its audience more. The whole interconnected franchise runs on the prospect of the next movie or TV show, giving us more heroes, more sequels, more plot twists and Easter eggs — to the point MCU fans have understandably come to expect the next appearance of a hero before he or she has even had a chance to finish their first

TL;DR: As of May 4, you can get this VPN Unlimited Lifetime + PlayStation Plus 1-Year Subscription Bundle for just $69.99. Their combined value is $250, so that's 72% off their regular prices. Whether you finally got your hands on a PlayStation 5 or you’re trying to make the most out of your PlayStation 4, one of the best ways to upgrade your gaming experience is with a subscription to PlayStatio

TL;DR: As of May 4, lifetime access to The 2022 Complete CompTIA Exam Certification Labs & PBQs Training Bundle is on sale for $29.99 (it's normally worth $500). In the IT industry , one of the best ways to show potential employers that you’re a good investment is through skill-based certification — and CompTIA is basically the gold standard. The CompTIA exams aren’t a walk in the park, though. E

TL;DR: As of May 4, you can get this Catch-All Tray Pod with 3-in-1 Smart Wireless Charger for just $49.99. It usually costs $139, so that's a discount of 64%. Organization doesn’t have to be as chaotic and stressful as you’re making it out to be. Having the right tools makes all the difference. To keep track of your devices and ensure they’re always juiced up when you need them, snag this catch-

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who shop ahead and those who scramble at the last minute and end up phoning it in. If you’re in the latter category, allow us to assist you in your struggle. Here are five deals that make great last-minute gifts for just about anyone — from discounted memberships to a giant box of wine. Wine Insiders: 15 Bottles of Mixed Wines for Only $85 This 71

Although people often casually refer to ASMR content as " whisper porn ," and call the tingling, relaxing sensations of ASMR itself a " headgasm ," most mainstream ASMR creators, consumers, and researchers frequently and stringently insist it’s not a sex thing. No way. Not in the least. The soft sounds, repetitive motions, personal attention, and other hallmarks of ASMR content aren’t about getti

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Because the iPhone 12 series was a little delayed, people are now perpetually worried that Covid-related production issues could affect any new smartphone from Apple, and the iPhone 14 is no exception. However, it sounds like Apple is especially keen to make sure there are no delays. A report written by United Daily News describes Apple's production plants in China - apparently, the middle of the

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With the release of its Q1 2022 financial results , AMD also revealed plans for its upcoming Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 series laptop CPUs, as seen in a slide tweeted by former Anandtech editor Dr. Ian Cutress. It's planning to target "extreme gaming laptops" with the new "Dragon Range" series, promising the "highest core, thread and cache ever for a mobile gaming CPU." It also unveiled the Phoenix series

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A new Xbox Series X pink controller is now available, which means we can finally own a controller that doesn’t resemble a pig. Sow’s about that, then? Previously, Xbox players who wanted to own a pink controller would have to make do with the admittedly awesome Minecraft Pig controller or design their own using Xbox Design Lab . Now, though, an official Deep Pink Xbox Series X controller is here

Over the last two years, products from direct-to-consumer pet gear brand Fable have been in high demand. As the pandemic puppy boom surged, Fable's flagship product — the minimal, aesthetically-pleasing dog crate — has become an internet favorite and at one point amassed a waitlist of more than 5,000 people . It's easy to see why the internet swoons over this crate. Where typical wire crates are

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Amazon said on Wednesday that it aims to export locally produced Indian goods worth $20 billion by 2025, doubling its initial goal of $10 billion set for the same time frame as the e-commerce group attracts over 100,000 exporters in the key overseas market. It took the company — which launched its exports program, called Amazon Global Selling, in India in 2015 — three years to clock exports of $1

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The U.S. is currently reeling over a leaked draft Supreme Court judgement which would overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark 1973 ruling that protects the right to get an abortion. As Late Show host Stephen Colbert pointed out, it certainly wasn't the historical throwback we had been expecting this week. "I wanted to begin tonight's show talking about the Met Gala ," said Colbert. "I want to talk ab

In mid-April, a group of industry associations in China issued a warning against the potential financial risks of non-fungible tokens, digital assets that represent real-world objects or intangible goods like a song. NFTs must not be traded with cryptocurrencies, said the country’s banking, internet finance, and securities associations, and they must not be used to create securitized products. Th

Google has announced a package of additional controls for users of its productivity suite, Google Workspace ( neé G Suite ), in Europe — which it’s rolling out by the end of this year and next. It says these extra control will enable organizations — both public and private sector — to “control, limit, and monitor transfers of data to and from the EU starting at the end of 2022”, announcing the in

Folk , the next-generation CRM started by European startup studio eFounders , is going live today. If you’ve paid attention to TechCrunch, I’ve already covered Folk in the past. Since then, the product has evolved a bit and is now ready for prime time. “The biggest SaaS [software-as-a-service] category is CRM. The highest valuation in the SaaS industry is Salesforce,” co-founder and COO Simo Lemh

Meet Getlife , a Madrid-based startup that just raised $6.3 million (€6 million) in seed funding. The company wants to make it easier to access life insurance products in Europe. For instance, there’s no medical exams needed to subscribe to Getlife. There are many reasons why you would want to subscribe to a life insurance product. For instance, if you’re worried about the future of your loved on

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It's been a rough week, and we aren't even halfway through. On Monday, Politico reported a leaked draft Supreme Court judgement that would overturn landmark case Roe v. Wade . If made official, such a ruling could enable abortion bans in individual U.S. states, dealing a devastating blow to reproductive healthcare in the U.S. "This ruling is bad enough on its own, but it also sets a new precedent

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YouTube Go is going away for good in August. The YouTube Team has announced that it's retiring the lightweight alternative to its main app, mainly because it has become unnecessary over the years. YouTube developed the Go application for users where connectivity is spotty, mobile data prices are prohibitive and low-end phones that couldn't run the main app as well as more expensive devices could

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Fans of Apple Music with Roku devices would have been delighted to find out that they can now access the music streaming platform as an app on the Roku Channel Store. However, that excitement will have quickly turned to disappointment when they learned that Apple Music on Roku is missing the platform’s best feature, Spatial Audio. While the Roku update brings over 90 million songs and 30,000 cura

In mid-March, Hilton Honors launched its current bonus on purchased points , which is potentially in line with the best offers we see from the program. While Hilton Honors did increase redemption rates at some top properties recently, there are still plenty of circumstances w