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Illinois Lincoln College•
11KEngadget / 12h
Lincoln College says it will close this week in the wake of a ransomware attack that took months to resolve. While the impact of COVID-19 severely impacted activities such as recruitment and fundraising, the cyberattack seems to have been the tipping point for the Illinois institution. The college has informed the Illinois Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission that it will

Editor’s note: This post was last updated on May 9 with new information. Evolving testing and vaccination requirements for international travel continue to make it confusing for Americans to figure out what’s required for entry into specific countries. Some of the most restrictive nations are finally opening to tourists again including Australia which opened to tourists on Feb. 21 for the first t

Apple Machine Return•
Apple's director of machine learning has left the company after just over three years after reportedly clashing with the tech giant over its return to the office policy. Ian Goodfellow is a noted computer scientist, with his specialities including artificial neural networks and deep learning. The Stanford-educated academic has previously worked as a research scientist at Google Brain and has cont

Andy Dunn, the cofounder and former CEO of the men’s clothing company Bonobos , has something new to sell: his life story. It might just save another life. In “ Burn Rate ,” hitting bookshelves tomorrow, Dunn goes public with a secret he managed to hide from the public for decades despite being a high-profile founder for much of the time, and despite several trips to the hospital tied to psychic

Paddle Apple $200M•
Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and networking, and the flexibility of pay-as-you-use models that adapt to the evolving needs of a business. Today, a company called Paddle , which has built a large business out of providing the billing backend for those SaaS products, is announcing a large fund

Apple’s former Chief Design Officer Jony Ive shared the twelve most important tools that he uses when creating, measuring, or jotting down. His choices come from the latest issue of ‘ How to Spend It ’, a series from The Financial Times where the publication takes a well-known public figure and asks them for recommendations on what people should buy. If you don’t know who Jony Ive is, as Apple's

Arianee has raised a $21 million Series A round (€20 million) in a round led by Tiger Global. The company issues digital ownership and authenticity certificates on behalf of partner brands. For instance, a luxury and fashion brand can replace the authenticity card that you get with your new watch or handbag with a digital certificate. As those certificates are non-fungible tokens, you can know fo

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While China has banned cryptocurrency trading , its people remain interested in the ups and downs of the crypto market, not least because many of them have found workarounds and continue to buy and sell all sorts of tokens. Bitcoin’s price continued to crater on Monday after a rough weekend, down more than 50% from its peak of $69,000 in November 2021 and nearing the $30,000 mark. As my colleague

Engadget / 55min
The management at Raven Software, the Activision Blizzard subsidiary that develops Call of Duty games, has reportedly been trying to convince its employees to vote against unionization . According to The Washington Post , the Raven management has been sending out messages and holding town hall meetings ahead of the election deadline on May 20th. During a meeting held on April 26th, company leader

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to an Enpass Password Manager Individual Plan is on sale for £23.93, saving you 62% on list price. These days everything requires a password, which means you're probably running out of space in your Notes app listing them all. Or worse, your desk is covered in unkempt Post-It notes. And if you're ever away from the device or place that holds all your passwords, you'

Soundcore is doing its part to revitalize the boombox. The audio brand has unveiled its upcoming party speaker, the Motion Boom Plus , which is more powerful than its predecessor. Across its two 30 Watt woofers and two 10 Watt tweeters, the speaker can output a sound of 80 Watts. This makes the Boom Plus stronger than 2021’s Motion Boom, according to a Soundcore representative. The Motion Boom Pl

Western Digital CMR•
Western Digital has unveiled its new 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR hard disk drives ( HDDs ) which are now being tested by select hyperscale cloud customers. The reason the storage giant has been able to significantly expand the capacity of HDDs over the years is due to its ever expanding technology portfolio which includes its unique OptiNAND technology, energy-assisted PMR ( ePMR ), triple-stage a

Westworld Season 4•
HBO heard you liked dystopian sci-fi in your dystopian sci-fi, so here's the official teaser for Westworld Season 4 to distract you while the world crumbles around us . Set to "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed, the teaser checks up on Westworld 's sprawling cast, including Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, and Aaron Paul. Though considering the

The first Audi Quattro was revealed at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show featuring a milestone all-wheel-drive system, earning itself a place in automotive history.

It's no secret that messaging on the iPhone is a smooth process, but it may not be so straightforward when it comes to setting up group chats.

ASUS has introduced two new Artist Edition variants of its Vivobook 13 Slate detachable Windows laptop, offering stylish alternatives to the regular model.

Remember the IkeaBot ? The robot went viral for its ability to build Ikea furniture as well (or better) than humans can. The team behind the project went on to found Eureka Robotics, which announced today that it has raised a pre-Series A round of $4.25 million, led by The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC), one of Asia’s largest deep-tech investment firms , with participation from

Insiders claim Samsung plans to pack a massive camera sensor in its upcoming Galaxy S23 model. Do you really need 200 megapixels from a smartphone?

A recent report suggested that the rumored Canon EOS R7 could come with a maximum continuous shooting speed of 20fps, putting it in on par with the likes of Canon's current EOS R5 and R6 flagships. At the time, though, the rumor was "unconfirmed". A new leak from the same reliable source via Canon Rumors now says that the upcoming APS-C format shooter will boast a burst speed of up to 30fps... an

Sonos New Roam Speaker•
We've had a slew of leaks from Sonos of late, from the impending launch of a new affordable Sonos Ray soundbar to the connected audio brand's very own voice assistant , and now we can add another to the pile – new colors for the Sonos Roam . As discovered in this Reddit threat , subscribers to Sonos' mailing list were sent a mysterious email featuring a countdown and a not-so-subtle URL address c

Wordle Today Hints•
Morning Wordlers! Hopefully you have all recovered from yesterday's minor controversy and are ready to dive into a new Wordle . To help, we've got tips, clues, and today's Wordle answer for game #325, which you can find way down the bottom of the page. Want to know what all the fuss is about? Wordle was invented by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his puzzle-loving partner, and it went super-vi

Match Google Android•
The parent company of dating apps Tinder, Match and OkCupid is suing Google, alleging that the company exerts too much control over payments through its Google Play app marketplace. The lawsuit , filed Monday in California’s Northern District, accuses the company of deploying “anticompetitive tactics” to maintain a monopoly on the Android mobile ecosystem: Ten years ago, Match Group was Google’s

Tesla Battery Recycling•
There's no doubt the Tesla Model 3 is an appealing car, but prospective buyers should keep in mind the eventual battery replacement costs when budgeting.

South Korean startup Seadronix wants to reduce the issue of marine accidents, 75% of which are caused by human error, according to a 2019 Allianz safety and shipping report . The company just secured a $5.8 million Series A extension to scale its AI-based ship berthing monitoring and navigation systems to help cargo ships navigate safely and assist port operators anchoring their vehicles at harbo

“The dead will have this club for breakfast” is the tagline for new zombie flick Unhuman , which appears to be a brain-twister of a reference to The Breakfast Club . Since it’s about a bunch of ne’er-do-well high schoolers ? I think? Anyway, there’s a new trailer and I don’t spy any Ally Sheedy types among the bunch. Read more...

Clearview Facial ACLU US•
Even a limited win for digital privacy can feel significant, especially when Clearview AI is on the losing end. Clearview AI, the facial-recognition company which made headlines in January of 2020 for secretly scraping billions of photos from social media sites, will be prohibited from selling access to its tools under the terms of a settlement filed Monday in federal court. Notably, the settleme

Hyatt has added more all-inclusive hotels to its portfolio and created a new hotel collection dubbed the Inclusive Collection . The Inclusive Collection is a global portfolio comprised of nine distinct luxury all-inclusive brands, most of which are AMR Collection properties that Hyatt acquired when it purchased Apple Leisure Group last year . It also includes the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara brands, mak

Thanks to iOS 15, the Safari background on your iPhone no longer has to be boring and impersonal. Changing the background takes only a few taps.

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A few years before the One dodged bullets in The Matrix or Darth Maul emerged in The Phantom Menace , a red-haired savior name Leeloo said “multipass.” The ‘90s were a wonderful time for fans of science fiction, with instant hits like Jurassic Park and Independence Day and The Matrix and Star Wars Episode I: The … Read more...

Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.

Illinois College Attack•
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A university that originally opened its doors the same year that the American Civil War ended will shut down later this month. Lincoln College administrators have put the blame on a ransomware attack , which they say hindered admissions and fundraising activities during a period when the school was already struggling. Read more...

Hi, do you have a box of tissues near you? Have you taken some deep breaths today? Are you sure you're emotionally over Normal People yet? If the answers to these questions are resounding yeses, then you might be just about ready to handle the burning intensity of Conversations With Friends, the BBC Three and Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney's first novel of the same name. This 12-episode drama is

The future of humanity without heart attack deaths could come courtesy of a one-time gene-editing treatment - or, at least, that's what Verve is dreaming about.

Biden Internet Americans•
As high-speed internet has become a necessity for families working from home and students learning remotely, the Biden administration has secured private sector commitments to help ensure that millions of American families pay less for broadband. As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last November, the US government was able to create the Affordable Connectivity Program that allows

Samsung’s next-gen foldables continue to come together through various pre-announcement leaks. The latest rumors claim that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will keep the 25W charging that Samsung has put in many of its phones since 2019. The leak comes from a Chinese 3C certification ( via GSMArena ) that puts charging at 9 volts and 2.77 amps which, when rounded, indicates that the phone

Match Google Android•
The parent company of Tinder and Hinge has sued Google . In a complaint (PDF link) filed Monday with a federal court in California, Match Group alleges the tech giant broke federal and state antitrust laws with its Play Store guidelines. The lawsuit concerns a policy Google plans to implement later this year. In the fall of 2020, the company “ clarified ” its stance on in-app purchases, announcin

Fintech startup Yapily is announcing that it plans to acquire finAPI — the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals before it closes. Both companies offer open banking solutions in Europe. With this move, Yapily is consolidating its position in Europe and growing its business in Germany, more specifically. The terms of the deal are undisclosed, but the company says it is a “multi-million” t

Avatar The Way of Water•
James Cameron is finally bringing a sequel to 2009's Avatar to theaters with Avatar: The Way of Water . If you ventured into the theater to watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness this weekend, you probably got to see the first teaser for Avatar: The Way of Water , the long-awaited sequel to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster Avatar . Director James Cameron has spent more than a decad

Google announced Monday it will allow ads for stem cell treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration to appear in search results starting in July. The tech giant previously banned any ads for stem cell therapies, FDA-approved or otherwise. Read more...

Uber Khosrowshahi Hiring•
Uber is planning on tightening the purse strings this year. In an email to employees shared with CNBC , the ride-hailing firm’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company would cut back on spending amidst a “seismic shift” in investor sentiment. First up on the chopping block are marketing and incentives, also known as Uber’s various perks for customers and drivers that include sign-up bonuses and ri

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 . Monday, May 9, is upon us, and today is a day of browser-cache-powered drama in the form of a Wordle word The New York Times decided was too controversial, but still existed for people who hadn’t refreshed their browser in a while. Find out what the word was, and wh

Modern Fertility co-founder Afton Vechery is leaving healthcare unicorn Ro about a year after her company, built alongside co-founder Carly Leahy, was sold for north of $225 million. According to an internal e-mail from Ro’s executive team, obtained by TechCrunch, Vechery is leaving her role as president of women’s health of Modern Fertility to pursue her next venture. Effective May 18, she will

Apple Return Policy•
Enlarge / Apple's global headquarters in Cupertino, California. (credit: Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Apple's efforts to return its workers to the office are facing continuing resistance from an organized group of employees, and at least one prominent resignation has taken place over the issue. The Verge reporter Zoë Schiffer tweeted on Saturday that Ian Goodfellow, a director of machine

The International Space Station isn't just home to humans from different countries. Since 2021, it has also been home to a group of very tiny space explorers.

TechRadar Pro is on the ground in Dallas for Intel Vision 2022, the latest in the company's ON series of events, focusing on "the future of business and technology". Intel Vision kicks off in earnest tomorrow morning with a keynote address from CEO Pat Gelsinger, who is set to unveil a number of new products and technology innovations. There will be plenty more to dig your teeth into across the n

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If you consider its plot on a bare-bones level, there’s nothing remarkable about 1991's Popcorn . It’s a slasher film that 100% adheres to the classic structure : a tragedy in the past sparks a vengeful killer in the present, who then proceeds to pick off their victims one by one. But thanks to its clever setting and … Read more...

NASA Webb Telescope•
Sweet Space The James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready for scientific observations to begin. NASA’s largest most powerful telescope ever built just captured a gigantic image of a neighboring galaxy and beamed it back to Earth as it settles into its new, deep space home. The Associated Press reported today that the $10 billion telescope should begin gathering scientific images in July. In the

Patron, the Jack Russell terrier on the frontlines of the war in Ukraine, has been recognized for his heroic efforts. The little dog, whose owner is Major Myhailo Iliev of the Civil Protection Service, is believed to be responsible for detecting over 200 explosive devices since the start of the war. According to Reuters , President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented Patron and Illiev with an award dur

Vladyslav Strykun Contributor Vladyslav Strykun is head of marketing at Headway , an edtech startup that provides bite-sized learning for fun and personal growth. Wondering how to improve the marketing performance of your mobile app in the spring without experimenting and extra costs? Take advantage of results from the high winter season, also known as Q5. The tremendous amount of data received d

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: Rocket Lab’s milestone booster recovery Ursa Major and Phantom Space News from NASA, SpaceX and more Don’t forget to sign up to get the free newsletter version of Max Q delivered to your inbox. Rocket Lab briefly catches booster mid-air using helicopter for the first time Rocket Lab achieved a landmark victory in its quest toward full reusability by

Keeping all of your crypto on an exchange is convenient, but doing so could result in losing all of your coins, and you probably won't get them back.

Heads up to cardholders of one of Chase’s business cards . The issuer is out with a bonus offer right now that could give you a big return on your spending over the next few months. In fact, if maximized, it could be more than enough to get you a free flight or hotel night. Between now and the end of July, certain Chase business cardholders are eligible for 5,000 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards poin

Parton Taco Bell Mexican•
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Dolly Parton is starring in a musical. Dolly Parton is starring in a musical on TikTok. Dolly Parton is starring in a musical on TikTok about Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza. Let that sink in. Parton announced her role in the musical via an Instagram post on Monday morning. She shared a photo of the script with the caption, "I'm making #MexicanPizzaTheMusical with @TacoBell." According to the script, t

100+Gizmodo / 8h
The next Marvel Studios film is slated to hit theaters this summer and director Taika Waititi recently chatted with Empire about what to expect in Thor: Love and Thunder , promising “a film about love, with superheroes and outer space.” Read more...

Dried Up In an unusually grisly side effect of climate change, a lake in Nevada is giving up its dead because of an ongoing draught that’s causing record-low water levels. According to a press release by the National Parks Service (NPS), rangers received a witness report of human skeletal remains at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area over the weekend. Officers recovered the remains and the co

Are you looking for a way to travel overseas without risking a COVID-19 quarantine at the end of your trip? Holland America thinks it has the answer. The Seattle-based cruise line is doubling down on long-haul itineraries from U.S. ports that will let you get as far away as Europe, Africa and South America without ever getting on an overseas flight — and thus not run the risk of being quarantined

Former American Airlines flight attendants union President Bob Ross had previously argued, in effect, that he shouldn’t be singled out among past union Presidents for financial impropriety, and that his improper financial practices had been approved by his subordinates. Now he's arguing, among other claims, that the accusations against him are all part of Sara Nelson's plot to grow her power base

If you and your team or coworkers use a shared Google Drive, you may want quick and easy access to it. In just a few minutes, you can add this shared drive to File Explorer on Windows. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Think about the tech in your life. Your phone, full of messages and photos; your computer, a perfectly balanced chaos of work and entertainment; your game console, with half-played games maxing out the internal storage. Your tech is well-used, and that’s a good thing. Now, delete it. Nuke your hard drives. Reset all… Read more...

Lamborghini is one of the most popular luxury sports car brands in the world, but the story of how the company got started is a surprising one.

President Biden announced new internet speed and cost guarantees for citizens of the United States through the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Enlarge Researchers are marveling at the scope and magnitude of a vulnerability that hackers are actively exploiting to take full control of network devices that run on some of the world's biggest and most sensitive networks. The vulnerability, which carries a 9.8 severity rating out of a possible 10, affects F5’s BIG-IP, a line of appliances that organizations use as load balancers, firewalls, a

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. Read more...

BMW is one of the many companies hit by the ongoing chip shortage, and that means some drivers will have to wait for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Bitcoin Half The Weekend•
It's not a good day if you're a crypto investor. The majority of the cryptocurrency market tumbled on Monday. At the time this article was published, Bitcoin's price had fallen to around $30,500 USD. That's less than half of its all-time high of $68,990 from November 2021. According to blockchain analytics firm Glassnode , around 40 percent of Bitcoin holders are currently experiencing losses. Ou

TikTok is rolling out a new “Friends” tab that replaces the “Discover” tab in the bottom menu of the app. The company says the new tab is going to roll out to more people over the coming weeks and that it will allow users on the platform to find content from people they’ve connected with. TikTok did not elaborate on the rollout or say whether it will be coming to all users in the future. “As we c

KDE Connect has been around for years as a companion Android app for connecting to Linux PCs, similar to Microsoft Link to Windows (formerly “Your Phone”). Now there’s finally a KDE Connect app for iPhone and iPad. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

While looking into the best free route-building tools for cyclists and runners , I couldn’t help but lament the fate of Strava’s Route Builder . Long a favorite feature of the social app, the route builder gave runners and cyclists ability to create and customize routes before setting out. Tragically, this feature moved… Read more...

EasyJet Seats This Summer•
Airlines have made no secret of the chronic staffing crisis that has left the UK’s air-travel industry in disarray. The problem is currently so dire that one carrier has resorted to removing seats from its planes while another has asked passengers to start bringing their own food for flights. For more news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for TPG daily newsletter . Since the summer v

Russian Putin Victory Day•
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Russian television viewers tuning in for content celebrating the country’s “Victory Day” over Nazi Germany this week were instead forced to reckon with its own military invasion. Read more...

This stunning Ferrari hauled in a record total at auction.

Elon Musk Twitter 2028•
A document shown to prospective investors may shed light on the Tesla boss plans for Twitter.

Display Russian RuTube•
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On the same day Russia celebrated its role in defeating Nazi Germany, many of the country’s online platforms were defaced in protest of the war in Ukraine. The Washington Post reported on Monday that Russians with smart TVs saw channel listings replaced with a message implicating them in the ongoing conflict. “The blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of murdered children is on your hands

Ubiquitous computing has triggered an avalanche of data that is beyond human processing capabilities. AI technologies have emerged as the only viable way to turn this data into information. As more computing produces more data, more computing power is needed to power AI. Next generation AI will soon look to planetary-scale computing systems to further fuel AI’s computational requirements. We’ll e

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Star Trek: Picard ’s second season finale was a bananas trip , messily running around trying to bring closure to the show’s remaining plot threads while throwing out some wild Hail Marys for the show’s future. But in the wake of its release, one weird trend has emerged: a seeming exodus of much of the show’s original… Read more...

The U.S. National Science Foundation, in tandem with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, will soon deliver "groundbreaking" news about our galaxy.

Bitcoin’s price is down more than 50% from its November 2021 peak and has fallen over 11% today, nearing the $30,000 mark, leaving many investors scrambling to figure out what’s going on. There are two main factors driving pressure on bitcoin prices right now, Caleb Franzen , senior market analyst at Cubic Analytics , said to TechCrunch. “As liquidity gets pulled out of the financial system, risk

No Fun Google Docs apparently has a problem with repetition. At least, that seems to be the implication after users discovered a genuinely puzzling bug last week that caused the browser-based word processor to crash when confronted with repeated instances of the same word, like “and,” “but,” or “however.” The original glitch was discovered when a user, who later posted on Google Support about it

upennmanuscripts : Today’s #MicroMondays is a close-up of the water carrier in the Aquarius illustration in the calendar of LJS 463, a compilation of German texts concerning astrology and medicine. Online:

Turks and Caicos is a particularly popular Caribbean getaway among New York City -based travelers. Thanks to this deal, New Yorkers can now take advantage of half-price flights starting at $270 to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Travelers from other cities need not

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with the latest promotion. Air Canada is offering bonuses of up to 85% on Aeroplan points purchased through May 20. Purchasing enough Aeroplan points to trigger the full bonus brings the price down to roughly 1.46 cents per point, which might make this a worthwhile play for some. The sale applies to points purchased for yourself or points

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the latest information. I have five hotel credit cards . But, I believe each of my cards provides enough perks to justify me paying its annual fee for the foreseeable future. In particular, most of my hotel credit cards offer an annual free night that can more than justify the annual fee before even considering any other perks. However, readers and

Winter White House•
Enlarge / White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha gestures as he speaks at a daily press conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on April 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Anna Moneymaker ) The US could see a significant surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths this fall and winter unless the country prepares and acts, accor

If you have parented children—especially young ones—during the past two years of the pandemic, you are likely feeling, shall we say, tired. All parents have felt the enormous stress of trying to raise decent, well-adjusted humans while fear and isolation skyrocketed, the structures and resources we rely on became… Read more...

We’ve all experienced the occasional error from Google Chrome, including “This site can’t be reached,” but what do you do if the error sticks around after restarting your browser? Here are some things you can try to fix the problem. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After canceling in 2020 and having an intimate show for 2021, Google’s annual developer event, Google I/O 2022, is back and should be bigger than ever. And while these events are highly software-focused, we’re expecting some big hardware announcements later this week. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Meta Instagram NFT•
Despite their massive decline in popularity and value, NFTs are coming to Instagram. Select users will have the option to display and share NFTs on their profile beginning the week of May 16th. Instagram claims that NFT integration will help artists make money, but Instagram is a business, so it’s obviously searching for a way to profit off of NFTs. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

I don’t consider myself an audiophile but I appreciate a good pair of wired headphones. It’s why you’ll find me wearing Sennheiser HD650 (OK, fine, the Massdrop XX version) on most days. When it comes to listening on mobile, I’ve been backed into a corner by the slow extinction of 3.5mm headphone jacks. A few years… Read more...

It’s a little less than two weeks since Crypto Bahamas began, but we’re still bringing out content from the conference, because, seriously, there was so much good alpha we couldn’t not share it. During the conference, I sat down with Kevin O’Leary from “Shark Tank”, who was dressed in a pink blazer and flip flops , to discuss the current regulatory situation surrounding the crypto ecosystem, inst

Google Play Russia•
Enlarge / The Google doodle for Russia National Day 2016. (credit: Google ) Google no longer offers paid apps or paid app updates to Russian users. A new support page —first spotted by 9to5Google —says, "Google Play is blocking the downloading of paid apps and updates to paid apps in Russia starting May 5, 2022." Many companies have voluntarily stopped their business in Russia in response to the

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In certain states, politicians could leap on the opportunity to push for the criminalization of certain methods of birth control and to impair access to IVF.

100+Gizmodo / 9h
America’s creepiest facial recognition company just suffered one of its biggest blows yet. As part of a settlement with the ACLU, Clearview will be “permanently banned, nationwide,” from selling access to its faceprint database to most businesses across the country. Read more...

Microsoft Security•
To help organizations combat ransomware and other cyberthreats, Microsoft is launching a new line of managed security solutions that combine human-led services with expert-trained technology. Last year alone Microsoft Security blocked over 9.6bn malware threats and more than 35bn phishing and other malicious emails while actively tracking over 35 ransomware families and 250 unique threat actors a

Summer is on its way, but the weather here in the PNW is doing its hardest to convince me otherwise. Constant drizzle punctuated by torrential downpours, grey skies, and hail of all sizes are the consistent, oppressive norm. The only evidence the seasons are changing is found in the produce aisle. Spring alliums ,… Read more...

This year at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 , we’ll be chatting with Holoride co-founder and CEO Nils Wollny. The company is set to start shipping its in-auto VR experience in production Audi cars and SUVs this year, and Wollny will be able to provide us with more details about that pending launch. Wollny will also be offering more insight into Holoride delving into the world of crypto , and developi

An S-4 filing from Aurora Acquisition Corp., the SPAC that digital mortgage provider intended to merge with, provides stark details about the latter company’s financial performance. The filing — dated April 24, 2022 — reveals that swung to a loss of more than $300 million last year, a sharp turnaround from its profitable 2020. The rapid-fire decline in’s business,

Your Apple Watch is among the most versatile devices that you own -- as long as you know how to take advantage of all of its features.

We've been hearing about the anticipated AirPods Pro 2 earbuds for quite some time, and now we may finally know when they'll hit the market.

Players Paramount+•
There's nothing as instantly memorable as "Who did the dicks?" in this trailer for Players on Paramount+, but it nonetheless vibes along the same wavelength as American Vandal . Tony Yacenda, co-creator of that hit Netflix mockumentary series, is also at the helm of this Paramount project, along with Vandal co-creator Dan Perrault in writing and executive producer roles. Players focuses on a fict

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NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. Read more...

If you asked the average person to name a company that makes great speakers, there’s a fair chance they’d respond with “Bose.” The company has enjoyed continued success in an ever-changing market by showing its willingness to embrace new technology. Its line of Quiet Comfort over-ear headphones helped popularize active noise cancellation, a feature that has become enormously popular. Bose has exp

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Total Nightmare A young woman in Texas must feel like she’s living in a horror movie. The 25-year-old Divya Gadasalli told Bloomberg last week that a man she met on Tinder had stolen $8 million inheritance in an incredibly bold crypto scam that could test the legal recourse of similar victims in the little-regulated space. Gadasalli is from Texas and inherited some of her father’s estate after he

Clearview ACLU Facial•
A company that gained notoriety for selling access to billions of facial photos, many culled from social media without the knowledge of the individuals depicted, faces major new restrictions to its controversial business model. On Monday, Clearview AI agreed to settle a 2020 lawsuit from the ACLU that accused the company of running afoul of an Illinois law banning the use of individuals’ biometri

houghtonlib : Xu Gandida, 1607–1680 Opening today, Houghton’s new exhibition Face to Face will showcase portraits of people of color from around the world before the era of photography. Philippe Couplet, 1623–1692. Histoire d’une Dame Chrétienne de la Chine . Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1688. Ch 62.1 Houghton Library, Harvard University

Despite the notion that Bitcoin's value should be based on the utility and longevity of the technology, it seems the coin's cost remains tied to market trends.

The amount of Americans flying has finally returned back to its pre-pandemic numbers, which means that on any given day, there are nearly two million people in the sky mindlessly scrolling through whatever apps still work on airplane mode. A handful of airlines are doing their part to create a better flying… Read more...

The last couple years have driven home the necessity of a decent broadband connection to take part in today’s work and entertainment worlds. But internet access can be expensive or slow in many places — which is why the FCC and White House are expanding efforts to lower prices and improve access. The FCC in particular was quick to act (though due to red tape, a little slow in pulling off) in the

Do you ever just need to put your head down and work? You know how hard it can be to concentrate with distractions like meetings, phone calls, and the unexpected pop-in. Focus Time in Google Calendar can help. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Even as Mirrorless cameras gain popularity, DSLRs still offer top-quality shots and smooth user interfaces. These DSLR cameras are the best on the market.

When talking about mid-range credit cards that earn transferrable points, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is probably the first card that comes to mind for many. The card offers lots of great benefits , bonus points on dining and travel , and valuable travel and purchase protection. However, there are a couple of cards that can compete with the Sapphire Preferred, and in this post, I wanted to

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At least 10 people are dead and hundreds of homes and buildings are destroyed after wildfires ripped through eastern Siberia this weekend. High winds, officials said, both helped cause the fires and spread them out of control, after downed power lines short-circuited and sparked the flames, which were then blown… Read more...

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Paramount+ has released the first trailer for Players, its long-awaited League of Legends mockumentary from American Vandal creators Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. Set to debut on June 16th, the series centers on Fugitive Gaming, a fictional pro team that, after years of disappointment, hopes to win League’s most prestigious prize but must first overcome infighting between two of its star players

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Instagram head Adam Mosseri has announced that much to our dismay, NFTs are finally coming to Instagram this week in order to “help creators make a living doing what they love.” To make matters worse, Facebook is getting the feature “soon,” too. As showcased in a Twitter video , NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) that are shared on Instagram, either by the feed, stories, or messages, will come with a new

Editor’s note : This post has been updated with the latest information. If you’re planning some online purchases over the next week, one of our favorite online shopping portals here at TPG is offering a solid bonus for new members. This represents a chance for existing members to take home either cash or American Express Membership Rewards points as well. If you join Rakuten by May 16, 2022, and

Blair Silverberg Contributor Blair Silverberg is co-founder and CEO of Hum Capital , a financial services company using technology to accelerate the fundraising process. More posts by this contributor 3 keys that unlock data-driven fundraising Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors As a former venture capitalist, I always tell founders that the most powerful tool they ca

Here's a hack for catching up on your favorite Netflix shows as you work up a sweat on your Peloton.

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 ...

We live in an advanced consumerist society, which means the vacuum, like all other products, has reached a high level of product differentiation. Which is to say, there are a lot of different kinds of vacuums out there. If you’re not the type to casually read vacuum reviews and cleaning strategies, you might find… Read more...

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Weeks after its workers won a union election for the first time , Amazon fired two of the employees who were involved in organization efforts. It's the first time Amazon has forced out workers involved in the union drive since the election win on April 1, according to Motherboard , though it's not whether the company took these actions in retaliation. Mat Cusick, a warehouse worker and communicat

Wordle had a word change this week, owing to the potential for mental distress, public outcry, and questions of sensitivity on the part of the game's owners.

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Off and On Again NASA’s plucky little Mars helicopter is once again having issues — and though an ingenious workaround may have given it an extended lifespan, its days are likely numbered. In an update about the Ingenuity helicopter , NASA noted that its Jet Propulsion Laboratory out of CalTech lost contact with the chopper last week when dust buildup on its solar arrays made it difficult for the

IAB Podcast 2021 2024•
In the last year or so, the podcast advertising industry has turned a corner. According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC’s 2021 U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Study , the next two years will see a significant spike in podcast ad revenue growth. In 2021, U.S. podcast advertising revenues rose to $1.4 billion, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the first time, a revenue increas

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If you’re one of the cursed few who has not heard of the Locked Tomb series, now is the perfect time to be introduced. Tamsyn Muir’s science-fantasy debut, Gideon the Ninth , rocked the lit-o-sphere, running amok among queer fans, science-fiction nerds, and selling out a dozen times over. The sequel, Harrow the Ninth , … Read more...

u-mspcoll : Marbled Monday border on this calligraphic piece in talik, signed by Durmuşzâde Ahmed Efendi (d.1717) and dated 1695/6, one of several in the album Isl. Ms. 439 Description & images of entire manuscript openly available online!


With Chase refreshing the IHG co-brand portfolio, the no annual fee card gets updated too - and shockingly, to me at least, they've come out with an unprecedented initial bonus offer for it. That bonus can be a reason to get the card, and keep it because it makes the points that you have more valuable. Continue reading ...

Google I/O is the largest yearly event from Google, where the company usually reveals a mix of new products/services and new technologies for software developers. Read on to find out where to watch this year’s event and what we expect to see. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

E ditor’s note: This is TPG’s permanent page with all currently available airline shopping portal promotions, so you can bookmark it and check back regularly for updates. Right now multiple airlines are offering May Membership Appreciation bonuses on purchases made through their shopping portals. American, United and Southwest are all offering opportunities to pick up some bonus miles this week (

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The ongoing drought in the U.S. West is turning Nevada’s Lake Mead into something out of a true crime series. Read more...

Want the games, photos, and videos on your iPhone blown up on your big screen? Sometimes called “mirroring,” you can cast your iPhone’s screen to your Amazon Fire TV device using a free app. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sports fans are fuboTV’s bread and butter. Unfortunately, new subscribers who want to see events in 4K must now subscribe to fuboTV most expensive plan. The company’s “130+ events in 4K” are now exclusive to the “Elite” channel package. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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It’s easy to make an older car feel new by adding a few gadgets or accessories, but it’s not quite that simple when you drive a Tesla. That said, you can now get Apple’s CarPlay or Android Auto in Tesla vehicles with this neat Raspberry Pi hack. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Instagram NFT Meta•
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On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Instagram would start experimenting with NFTs on the social network with a small group of U.S. creators and collectors this week. Throughout the test, Instagram will allow these users to share NFTs they’ve created or bought on their profiles for free, setting it apart… Read more...

By now you may be tired of stories detailing the bad news in the market. Too bad! More are coming. If the deluge of negative headlines feels like a pile-on, recall that in 2020 and 2021, TechCrunch obsessively covered the technology, startup and venture capital markets’ various excesses; to not cover the party’s comedown would be a gross oversight. For a broader think on the slowdown, and what fa

Most of us are surrounded by flammable objects that we willingly paid for. Be it smartphones, laptops, or literally any gadget that has a battery, they’re all vulnerable to catching fire. (Samsung Note 7, anyone?) Your devices are unlikely to catch fire and explode without warning, but you should understand when… Read more...

Clearview Illinois•
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Notorious facial recognition company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently halt sales of its massive biometric database to all private companies and individuals in the United States as part of a legal settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, per court records. Monday's announcement marks the close of a two-year legal dispute brought by the ACLU and privacy advocate groups in May of 20

Moog has temporarily discounted all of its iOS and macOS synths. For a limited time, you can buy the Minimoog Model D , Model 15 , Animoog Z apps for 50 percent off – making them $7, $15 and $10, respectively. That’s not as generous of a promotion as we saw last year when Moog made those same synths free in honor of founder Bob Moog’s birthday . Still, if you’ve been looking for a solid soft synt

The facial recognition software maker is largely prohibited from selling its database of photos to private companies.

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Acclaimed comics creator George Pérez passed away on Friday, May 6, after revealing his stage 3 cancer diagnosis in December. Pérez has been remembered for plenty of comics across his long career, from creating the epic DC maxiseries Crisis on Infinite Earths with writer Marv Wolfman to collaborating with Marvel… Read more...

After visiting Cheval Blanc Maldives Randheli and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi , we decided to check out one last property while in the Maldives — Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru . Four Seasons has quite the presence in the Maldives , between the two main resorts (Landaa Giraavaru and Kuda Huraa), the private island (Private Island at Voavah), and the yacht (Four Seasons Explorer).

US Conti Costa Rica•
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Costa Rica is pulling out all the stops to beat back a vicious ransomware attack from last month as it has publicly announced it will be doing everything it can prevent giving Russian hackers the $10 million they’ve demanded. Read more...

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For the 2022 season, Formula 1 has entered a new era. The sport introduced a new car spec for this year, complete with a new set of regulations that govern how it can be used. There’s a new circuit in the United States as well as a continuation of the sprint race format that’s still in its infancy. Big changes for teams at the start of the season led EA-owned Codemasters to redesign the latest en

Apple Watch has a lot of cool features, but one of the most useful is Walkie-Talkie. Here's how to setup and use Walkie-Talkie on your Apple Watch.

Musk Russian Ukraine•
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Finger Pointing Elon Musk has enemies in high places — and they’re not afraid to let him know it. In a tweet last night , the SpaceX and Tesla CEO pointed to a media statement from Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin . The statement, which has been picked up by the Russian media , accuses Musk of providing SpaceX’s Starlink internet equipment to the Azov Special Operations Detachment, a part of th

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In the music video for "The Heart Part 5," Kendrick Lamar utilizes deepfake technology to morph into OJ Simpson, Kanye West, Jussie Smollett, Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle. This is the rapper's first solo song in four years and the lead single for his upcoming album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers , out May 13. It's also the fifth installment of his "The Heart" series, the first of whi

There are many cash-back credit cards on the market today, and virtually all of them include some kind of hurdle to overcome. Whether it’s shifting merchants at which you can earn bonus rewards or specific requirements for actually redeeming them, making the most of these cards can sometimes require a lot of legwork. But many consumers want an easier way to be rewarded for using a credit card — w

Asus Zenbook Intel•
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ASUS is today showing off what it considers to be The Pinnacle of Performance in the form of a whole raft of new laptops. All of them are getting new, more refined industrial design and the more prominent use of ASUS’ Delta-style logo, as well as better thermals. Topping the range is the new Zenbook Pro 16X OLED, a 5.6lb behemoth with a 16-inch, 16:10, 60Hz 4K OLED Dolby Vision and Pantone-valida

As more and more devices require a connection to the internet, our previous Wi-Fi standards can no longer handle the extra load. That’s where OFDMA, or Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access, comes in. So what does it do exactly, and do you need it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Chrome Passwords•
As we all know, some password options are obviously better than others—starting with a trusted password manager. Sure, Apple users can get away with using the built-in password manager, as it’s secure and supports two-factor authentication ; and there’s nothing inherently wrong with storing your passwords in something… Read more...

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Enlarge (credit: BTC Keychain ) Nvidia began releasing LHR (or “Lite Hash Rate”) graphics cards last year to slow down their cryptocurrency mining performance and make them less appealing to non-gamers. Late last week, crypto-mining platform NiceHash announced that it had finally found a way around those limitations and released an update for its QuickMiner software that promises full Ethereum mi

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There are 3 common challenges that organizations face while transforming AI aspirations into scalable and intelligent solutions. Get an insider’s view of use case scenarios that illustrate real business and functional value through a proven framework and process toward sustainable digital transformation. About the speaker Vishal Kapoor, Vice President, Data and AI, Kyndryl Vishal Kapoor is the Ky

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A super-discouraging moment happened last week on Jeopardy! , when none of the show’s three contestants could answer a very basic question about NASA’s multi-billion dollar Moon program. Read more