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Musk L. Ellison Twitter•
Enlarge / Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison looks on after Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill lost race 1 of the America's Cup Finals on June 17, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. (credit: Xaume Olleros | Getty Images) Elon Musk has raised $7.14 billion of funding for his $44 billion buyout of Twitter from investors including Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, crypto exchange Binance, and ass

Thirty years ago today, id Software released Wolfenstein 3D, a thrilling first-person shooter game set during World War II. It broke new ground for action-based PC games and continued a string of growing successes for id Software. With help from John Carmack, John Romero, and Tom Hall, we’ll take a look at what made it special. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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After a few years of living in sweats, thinking about what to wear for events outside of streaming movies on your couch can be intimidating. Elastic waistbands are great, but buttoning up a shirt is worth the extra effort. With traveling and going out on the town on the table again, you’ll want to make sure to be dressed for success. Getting out of your comfort zone and updating your attire may f

After years of being without one of the world's most popular games, gamers of iOS and iPadOS can finally play Fortnite once again thanks to Microsoft and Epic Games bringing Fornite to Xbox Cloud Gaming and allowing everyone to play it without the need for an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. As part of Microsoft’s “mission to bring the joy and community of gaming to players wherever they are

You may be a hard worker who graduated at the top of your class. You may be an asset to any organization that employs you. Even so, you may still, at times, sound immature or unprofessional at work. Because in the workplace (as in life) we are judged not only for the action items we can efficiently accomplish, but by … Read more...

Facebook is shutting down its podcast service on June 3rd barely a year after its launch. The social media giant told TechCrunch that it’s also going to discontinue its short-form audio Soundbites feature and its Audio hub in the coming weeks. Facebook will also integrate its Live Audio Rooms offering, which is its Clubhouse clone, into its Facebook Live experience. The company says this integrat

OnePlus seems to be on the brink of revealing another new Nord device, as evidenced by the appearance of a set of rather official-looking press photos.

Google's next new device appears to have leaked in the form of a pair of higher-end earbuds called Pixel Buds Pro. Could these earbuds do battle with AirPods?

Engadget / 11min
E3 isn't happening at all this year, but that doesn't mean there won't be a ton of gaming news to look forward to in June. Three days before Xbox and Bethesda's event , the third annual Summer Game Fest showcase will take place on June 9th at 2PM ET. We Have A Date! Don't miss #SummerGameFest streaming live on Thursday, June 9 at 11a PT / 2p ET / 6p GMT. I'm hosting a live cross-industry showcase

I don’t think I’m going out on a limb suggesting that dumbbells aren’t at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to connectivity. Heck, when you’ve got “dumb” in your name, you’re really operating at a disadvantage. Of course, given the smart home fitness explosion of the past several years, why not? Kabata joins a growing number of startups bringing connected strength training into the home. But

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Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. From Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House to the art collection at The Barnes, Philadelphia is home to enough A-list attractions to keep you busy for a whole summer’s worth of weekends. However, as we Philadelphians know (until recently, I lived there for more than 20 years – and I still come back re

Workforce management unicorn Workrise has fixed an exposed API that was spilling some users’ personal information. The Austin, Texas-based startup, which previously went by RigUp, was founded in 2014 as a marketplace for on-demand and skilled labor in the oil and gas industry. The company changed its name to Workrise in February 2021 to accommodate a broader set of energy sectors, like solar, con

Over the years I’ve seen a countless number of people try to self-upgrade (essentially just taking a business class seat that they didn’t pay for). However, I’ve never witnessed anything quite like what I saw yesterday, which even caused the police to get involved. The pre-departure self-upgrade attempt (not so bad) Yesterday I flew Qatar Airways business class from Doha to Dallas, which was a 16

Gizmodo / 36min
Advocates say that community-run programs across the country are running short on low-cost, injectable naloxone, the opioid overdose treatment. The shortage has been ongoing since May 2021, despite early media coverage and a record-high rise in overdose deaths. And while some of the issues behind the shortage may be… Read more...

Starting to actually like running is a surprising, exciting, and strangely addicting experience. Trying to understand all the lingo and terminology, however, can be disheartening, especially for beginners. We’ve collected a list of the most common running-related words that could confuse beginners, so read on to learn… Read more...

Momentum pulled off what every entrepreneur dreams of: Last year, it closed a lead investor for its seed round — which our own Ron Miller covered at the time — without even creating a pitch deck. A minor investor in its previous round had been keeping a close eye on the company, and when it mentioned it was raising a round, the investor swooped in and convinced Momentum it was the right choice to

Gizmodo / 40min
As immensely satisfying as battling your friends in a Goldeneye 007 deathmatch on the N64 was, all four players shared the same screen, which made sneaking around a level impossible. Twenty-five years after the game’s release, it turns out there is a way to give every GoldenEye player their own private screen—if… Read more...

Certain models of Apple iPhone and iPad include an authentication feature called “Face ID,” which uses a special camera on the front of your device to verify your identity. But why do we need Face ID, and how does it work? We’ll explain. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla Model S Twitter•
Tesla could finally be ready to upgrade what many drivers and passengers interact with the most, the in-car infotainment display. New videos have confirmed that Tesla’s upgraded Model S and Model X displays will have a motorized swivel feature. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sometimes we want experts who can sort out the mess online.

Star Trek SNW STSNW•
Enlarge (credit: Paramount+) If the modern Star Trek shows have all felt a little off to you, Strange New Worlds may be what you've been waiting for. The modern era of TV Star Trek has been more than willing to experiment with what a Star Trek show is. Discovery and Picard both focus on heavily serialized season-long plotlines. Lower Decks is an animated sendup of (and love letter to) Trek 's cul

Gizmodo / 47min
Reader, I have to admit: it has been several days since I first saw the Star Trek: Picard season two finale by the time you’re reading this. And I still cannot tell you if I mean to say “unhinged” here as either a good or a bad thing. Read more...

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Engadget / 50min
NVIDIA isn't the only one making it easier to play Fortnite on Apple devices . Microsoft has partnered with Epic Games to make Fortnite playable for free on Xbox Cloud Gaming, no subscription required. So long as you have a Microsoft account in one of 26 streaming-enabled countries, you can play the battle royale title through the web browser on an iPhone, iPad, Android device or Windows PC. The

California Net Neutrality•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | nevarpp ) The broadband industry has abandoned its lawsuit against California's net neutrality law after a series of court rulings went against Internet service providers. The four broadband lobby groups that sued California "hereby stipulate to the dismissal of this action without prejudice," they wrote in a filing Wednesday in US District Court for the Eastern Di

Cameo Lays 25% Quarter•
Gizmodo / 53min
The company responsible for giving your favorite D tier celebrities a financial lifeline reportedly fired a quarter of its staff. Read more...

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Nvidia GeForce Now May•
Nvidia has implemented another big upgrade for its GeForce Now streaming service, following on from introducing the RTX 3080 membership , namely the ability for subscribers on this high-end tier to stream games at 4K resolution on PC and Mac . Previously, 4K streaming was only available to those gaming on a Shield TV, but now it can be enjoyed via the native GeForce Now apps for Windows PC and Ma

AMD Ryzen Chromebooks•
AMD just announced its new Ryzen 5000 C-series processors, bringing its powerful Zen 3 architecture to premium-class Chromebooks from HP and Acer. The new processor series run from the AMD Ryzen 3 5125C, which is a dual-core/four-thread chip with 3.0GHz boost frequency, to the high-end AMD Ryzen 7 5825C, which is an eight-core/16-thread beast with a boost frequency up to 4.5GHz. "With up to eight

Elon Musk Twitter Ceo•
Gizmodo / 59min
There’s a sudden squall of something off-smelling coming from Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s planned $44 billion Twitter deal. The prolific tweeter has already pushed the bounds of verbal agreements surrounding the Twitter buyout , but now that a new round of funding has come down the pike, some are questioning just how solid… Read more...

Elon Musk Twitter•
Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service. Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed.

The word “toning” is something of a joke in many fitness circles, because it’s a word that’s thrown around when people mean other things. Sometimes it’s a code word for being thin, as when somebody may promise you that a workout will tone your muscles rather than making you bulky. Other times it’s a moneymaking… Read more...

Musk L. Ellison Twitter•
The billionaire has tapped the likes of Oracle's Larry Ellison and Sequoia to finance the takeover.

IK Multimedia iRig•
IK Multimedia has revealed its latest mobile audio interface, a field recorder called iRig Pro Quattro I/O. The device has 24-bit, 96kHz conversion and four microphone and instrument preamps, along with line-in ports. You'll also get two balanced XLR outputs, 3.5mm stereo and headphone ports and MIDI in/out. There's a built-in microphone as well. There are physical control dials for the inputs, h

MainStreet , a startup that helps other startups uncover tax credits that was valued at $500 million last year, has laid off about 30% of its staff, according to a tweet from CEO Doug Ludlow. In that tweet, Ludlow said MainStreet “took the difficult step of reorganizing and restructuring the company” this week. He did not say if these cuts impacted all teams across the company or if any executive

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Perhaps you’re looking to redeem Hilton Honors points for an unforgettable stay at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi , the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia or the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Hawaii. Or maybe you’re looking to book a quick weekend getaway at the Conrad New York Downtown . No

Index Ventures , the venture firm founded in Switzerland in 1996, and now based in London and, as of 2011, in San Francisco, is opening its fourth office in New York. Two Index veterans — Shardul Shah, who joined the outfit 14 years ago as an associate from Summit Partners, and Martin Mignot, who came aboard 12 years ago after logging time as an investment banking analyst with UBS — will be runni

Sensible Weather•
You save for months to be able to go on a fun holiday, and then you spend nine days stuck in your Airbnb hoping the little umbrella on your drink will help against the rain falling from the heavens. Sound familiarly disappointing and disappointingly familiar? Sensible Weather just raised $12 million to build a product to save the day, on the slogan “Sunshine, Guraranteed.” The product is pretty n

Keeping tabs on the updates that matter to you in Microsoft Outlook could soon be easier than ever thanks to a new upgrade to the platform. The email service is getting a new central location for all your pings, mentions and other updates that will allow users to make sure they never miss a key event. The new "notifications pane" will allow Windows users to keep tabs on all their most important O

Strange 2 Marvel Madness•
Major spoilers follow for Doctor Strange 2. You have been warned. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has landed in theaters. And yes, the rumors are true: there are a whole host of character cameos in the latest Marvel movie . Given the film's two-hour runtime, there aren't as many as we initially expected. However, diehard Marvel fans – whether you're a comic book aficionado or a Marvel

Any book-lover knows the feeling: the incredible novel you’re reading ends with a viscous cliffhanger , and all you want to do is gab with other fans about what might happen next, but none of your friends have read the book. You might find fan discussions on Reddit, Tumblr or Discord, but it can be a bit of a crapshoot. The founder and CEO of Copper , Allison Trowbridge wanted to build a social n

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Buddy Buddy Bill Gates now says he should’ve never been friends with the late Jeffrey Epstein. In a BBC interview released yesterda y, the former world’s richest man and Microsoft co-founder responded to comments by ex-wife Melinda French Gates. In March, she called Gates out for his relationship with Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender who died while in prison in 2019. Gates

The ability to “Undo” the last thing you typed is something we take for granted on PCs. The iPhone also happens to have a handy undo gesture—and, if you use a Samsung Galaxy phone, you do too. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Coffee drinkers with sensitive stomachs are well aware that, sometimes, that morning cup doesn’t sit right. One change could make all the difference, though. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Volta Trucks US VZ•
You might soon see more electric trucks ferrying cargo around town . Volta has revealed that it's bringing its urban delivery EVs to the US, starting with a test fleet of 100 Class 7 (16.5 US tons) Zero trucks coming to Los Angeles in mid-2023. American production should start in 2024, with an "experienced" manufacturer chosen late this year. This inaugural truck will be followed by lighter-duty

House Dragon HBO GoT•
Game of Thrones fans have finally been treated to a second trailer for HBO’s long-awaited prequel series, House of the Dragon. Arriving exactly seven months after the first , this latest teaser gives audiences a better look at the dirty politics, awe-inspiring locations and dragon-induced destruction we’ve come to expect from George R. R. Martin’s celebrated fantasy universe. The 10-episode serie

Stripe FC Plaid Open•
Payments firm Stripe now allows businesses to set up direct links with their customer's bank accounts, providing quick access to their financial data. Stripe says its new Financial Connections feature will remove the need for businesses to build custom integrations with a multitude of different financial institutions, or for consumers to go through the “tedious process” taking extra steps such as

VPN India User Data•
20Wired / 1h
The country has ordered companies operating VPNs to collect user data and hand it over to officials—but they’re refusing to do so.

We still have just over three weeks until the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series premieres on Disney+ on May 27, but the Star Wars show ’s merchandise has already begun to roll out alongside the new trailer . First up, and introduced on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (guest-hosted by comedian Mike Birbiglia) by Ewan McGregor … Read more...

Tech is awesome, but let’s be honest: Sometimes it gets a bit boring. Computers and smartphones change incrementally from year to year, software switches to subscriptions, and innovation, in general, isn’t so common. Every once in a while, though, a new tech development is actually surprising and exciting. That’s how… Read more...

House Dragon HBO GoT•
Game of Thrones fans, our watch begins anew starting this August, with the release of House of the Dragon . The prequel, set 200 years before Game of Thrones , focuses on everyone's favorite extremely blonde, incest-y, dragon-riding family: the Targaryens. Adapted from George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood , House of the Dragon will focus on the reign of King Viserys (Paddy Considine), and the ensu

SAVE 39%: As part of Amazon's Mother's Day sale, the Kindle is on sale for just $54.99. It usually costs $89.99, so that's a discount of 39%. (Plus, buy 2 and save $20 off your total with the promo code 2PACK .) Other Amazon devices including Echo Shows/Dots and Fire TVs/Sticks are on sale as well, for up to 60% off. To celebrate Mother's Day, Amazon is acting early with up to 60% off Amazon devi

United Airlines redeye flight 2478 from San Diego to Chicago O'Hare landed this morning - and a passenger opened an emergency exit door - and walked out onto the wing of the moving aircraft. Here's video from inside the cabin. Continue reading ...

The startup exit market has seen better days. Heck, the startup market has seen better days. After a turbulent and ultimately aggressive 2020 in venture capital terms, startups rolled into 2021 more than hot. Last year saw record-breaking totals of venture capital pumped into upstart tech companies around the world, with some startups raising two or even three times in a single 12-month period if

We’re just 48 hours away from the end of the early-bird season leading up to TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals), which takes place on June 14 in Berkeley, California. You’re already working for a greener, more sustainable planet; why not keep your wallet greener, too? Time-sensitive Task: Buy your TC Sessions: Climate pass by 11:59 pm (PT) on May 6

This year, some people will be getting what I guess you could call a ‘bonus tax refund’ from Intuit, the company that runs TurboTax. Read more...

While it may take a little bit of work, you can use your Android device as an additional monitor for your Windows PC. Here's how to do just that.

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Spatial adds support for full-body virtual avatars, giving realism in VR a step up.

Chromebooks don’t have the same options for hardware as traditional PCs, and more recently, many of the best Chromebooks have been behind on new processors. That’s now changing, with the introduction of AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Series chips for Chrome OS computers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Passwords are a hassle, and unfortunately, they’re often a security risk. Even when a password is nice and complicated (they usually aren’t), it may be compromised through brute-force attacks, leaks, or malware. That’s why Apple, Google, and Microsoft are now collaborating on our passwordless future through the FIDO standard. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

In today’s economic environment, everybody could use a little extra cash. The good news is that there are plenty of earning opportunities to pursue. From giving people a ride and selling merchandise to narrating books and becoming a teacher, your skill is in demand. Read on for the possibilities. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It’s definitely a seller’s market in real estate right now, so it’s no wonder that many people have been considering putting their property up for sale. But when it comes to getting even more of a return on your investment, is there a “best time” to sell? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Photos of the Sony WH-1000XM5's retail package have supposedly leaked, giving us our best look yet at the upcoming flagship headphones that are set to take on the Bose 700 and Apple AirPods Max . Read more...

Mark your calendars startup fans, because TechCrunch is returning — live and in-person — to the beautiful City by the Bay to host our flagship event, TechCrunch Disrupt , on October 18-20 at the Moscone West Convention Center followed by an online recap event on May 21. Act now and save: Our lowest launch pricing runs through June 3. Beat the deadline, get your pass , and save up to $1,500. TC Di

Backstage Capital, founded by Arlan Hamilton in 2015, has officially invested in 200 companies led by historically overlooked founders. And that’s all, for now. Going forward, the firm will only invest in existing portfolio companies, meaning that Backstage Capital is no longer making net new investments. The firm says that it will remain active and grow assets under management — including the in

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NASA and its partners are seeking to build a lunar space station later this decade as part of the ambitious Artemis program, but before that can happen, a microwave-sized probe will need to perform important duties in a unique and promising lunar orbit. Read more...

Microsoft Windows W11•
59Gizmodo / 2h
Microsoft is telling Windows 11 users to uninstall a recent software update after it was discovered to cause certain apps to crash. Read more...

Everyone being online all the time, especially over the past few pandemic years, has been very good for criminals. According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers lost more than $5.8 billion to scammers in 2021 through such a wide variety of ruses and boondoggles, it would take a library to describe them all. Read more...

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If you used the Internet in the late 1990's or early 2000's, you may remember a certain GIF floating around of an animated baby dancing around on a black background. This little guy was truly a symbol of the novelty and purity of the Internet, and now it’s an NFT because of course it is. *Sigh* Read more...

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Sent a few centuries before the events of Game of Thrones , House of the Dragon chronicles the civil war that tore the ruling Targaryen family apart along with the rest of the world of Westeros. And if this new trailer for the series is any indication, that war will be brutal, sexist, and very, very blond. Read more...

When is Mother's Day? We're so glad you asked. Mother's Day in the US is always the second Sunday in May, which means in 2022 it falls on May 8. We can all agree that moms and mother figures deserve the world. It goes without saying that mothers should always get the best — especially when it comes to gifts. But realistically, we can't all afford to get our mom an all-expenses paid trip to the is

Meta Facebook Reels•
Meta recently said it would prioritize original content in its algorithms. Now, it’s going to pay for it. To help fend off the TikTok threat, Meta announced this week it will now dole out additional bonuses to Reels creators who are publishing original content on Facebook. The company warned that this change to payouts could see some creators losing money, while others gain, when compared with th

Former investment banker Khaled Jalanbo was working with emerging artists when he encountered an entrepreneur who pointed out the similarities between working with artists and startup founders. “When you get picked up by a good institution or a good leader, or represented by a good gallery, all of a sudden there’s more demand for people to support you or get behind you,” Jalanbo said. It turned o

World Password Day•
Fed up with typing in passwords ? Well, you’re not alone, and neither will you be alone in being excited to hear that Apple, Google and Microsoft have just made a joint announcement on pushing forward with the wider availability of passwordless logins in a major way. This news comes, rather pointedly, on Password Day, with the tech triumvirate desiring to see the back of having a bunch of passwor

Volta Trucks US VZ•
Enlarge / Volta Trucks' Zero has been designed from the ground up as a battery-electric logistics vehicle. The driver can enter or exit from either side and sits in a central driving position with eyes at the right height to spot cyclists and other vulnerable road users. (credit: Volta | Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) If you live in Los Angeles, you might start seeing some of Volta Trucks' distinc

Save 15%: The 4-pack of Apple AirTags is at its lowest price ever at $84.55, down from $99, at both Amazon and Best Buy as of May 5. That's four more chances not to lose track of your belongings, marked down $14.45. Why is it impossible to find your wallet or keys only when you're already running late? It's a cruel phenomenon that affects us all and has few solutions. Luckily, one of the solution

When I was a younger man and surviving on budget liquors and hot dogs, getting a “nice” bottle of liquor was a pretty big deal. My natural instinct was to save these gifts; after a sample, I would reverently put the bottle on a high shelf and limit my interactions to gazing lovingly at it and breaking it out for… Read more...

While we may not be able to afford our own caddy, we can attach a virtual one to our wrist with the best GPS golf watches. The timepieces can improve your golf game by providing accurate distances to hazards, doglegs, and the front, middle, and back of the green. These devices use GPS satellites coupled with a database of tens of thousands of golf courses from around the world to provide distance

Russian Orbit Space•
Time Bomb A Russian rocket part, which has spent more than a decade drifting around the Earth, suddenly exploded into many potentially dangerous pieces of space debris that could end up threatening the lives of astronauts and satellites. This week, the US Space Force confirmed the part, a zero-g ullage motor of a Russian rocket, broke up on April 15. Experts at the Space Force are now tracking at

Rate inflation isn’t just limited to traditional hotels, as Airbnb this week reported average rates for a booking during the first three months of this year hit their highest levels ever. Yes, everyone is well aware that hotel stays and airfare aren’t cheap now , and they’re really going to take off heading into the summer. But Airbnb’s addition to inflation in the travel sector is another headwi

Rali_cap , an early-stage venture capital firm focused on emerging markets fintech, has launched a $30 million fund . Last month, the firm, formerly known as Rally Cap Ventures, reached its first close of $20 million (its initial target) before increasing the fund size, signaling a strong LP appetite. The two-year-old VC fund invests in B2B and API-first fintechs across Africa, Latin America and

Curved monitors aren’t curved for a stylistic choice. They provide valuable benefits such as a wider field of view and wider display resolutions. However, they won’t benefit everyone. Let’s discuss whether curved monitors are right for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ford debuted the Thunderbird on February 20, 1954. In December 1955, they shoehorned in a Boeing T50 turboshaft engine as an experiment.

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The declining status of some tiny birds in Texas could spell bad news for Elon Musk and his planned expansion at the SpaceX Boca Chica launch facility. Read more...

Alex Wilhelm Contributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity , TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor Will the corporate venture boom lead to an M&A frenzy? As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win The leading story in technology-land this morning is the multi-billion dollar exit of Deliverr , a San F

A BBC investigation finds online scammers using real charity logos and Ukrainian volunteers' profiles.

The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.

Musk L. Ellison Twitter•
The filing lists a number of investment firms and others backers who will contribute $7 billion to the deal.

Self-driving cars are a piece of tech that no one has gotten quite right yet. Companies like Cruise, Volvo, and of course Tesla , have been trying to crack self-driving cars for what feels like years. I’m sure there’s a universe out there where we’re all jetting around in our own self-driving cars that drive perfectly,… Read more...

Qualcomm 7 Networking Pro•
Qualcomm has launched its Wi-Fi 7 network portfolio, promising to power next generation access points, high performance routers, and carrier gateways with speeds of 10Gbps, unlocking the full potential of telecommunications advances and enabling revolutionary new applications. As the name suggests, Wi-Fi 7 is the latest generation of wireless internet technology. Standardization is still at an ea

SAVE 40% : Looking for a unique last-minute Mother's Day gift? The AncestryDNA test kit is on sale for just $59 as of May 5 at Amazon , Walmart , and . That's a $40 drop from its usual $99 cost. Mother's Day is just a few days away, which means those cute personalized gifts you were checking out on Etsy are officially out of the equation. If you want something unique that will still

Some families are Greeting Card Families—that is, when an occasion rolls around, be it yearly (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the like) or a milestone (graduation, wedding, new home, etc), the cards flood the mailbox. As a member of a Greeting Card Family, I appreciate receiving a piece of mail that lets me… Read more...

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File this both under “terrifying” and “all’s well that ends well.” Envoy Embraer E175 loses part of wing during turbulence On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, American Airlines flight 3729 was supposed to operate from Charleston (CHS) to Dallas (DFW). The flight was operated by American Airlines regional subsidiary Envoy, using an Embraer E175 ( which is a lovely regional jet in general ). The nearly six ye

If I told you that a certain Samsung phone was getting a re-release, which would you think I was talking about? The compact Galaxy S10e ? The intial Galaxy Fold ? A Galaxy Note phone? Well you'd be wrong, wrong, and wrong again - the correct answer is, surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE . This mid-range 2020 smartphone saw a re-release of its 5G version in South Korea earlier in 2022, and we

Google Chrome Android•
Google said a year ago that Assistant would offer to change compromised passwords , and now the company is delivering on that promise in earnest. Android Police notes that Assistant warnings are now rolling out more broadly to Chrome users, including those on Android. Sign in to a site with a compromised password and you'll both get the familiar "change your password" alert and, on some sites, an

heaveninawildflower : A few more illustrations from ‘The Russian Story Book’ by Richard Wilson, illustrated by Frank C. Papé, 1916. Published by Macmillan. Wikimedia

Apple Google Microsoft•
In a rare show of alliance, Apple, Google and Microsoft have joined forces to expand support for passwordless logins across mobile, desktop and browsers. Passwords are notoriously insecure, with weak and easily guessable credentials accounting for more than 80% of all data breaches , per Verizon’s annual data breach report. While password managers and multi-factor technologies offer incremental i

Starlink Portability•
Folks who enjoy camping or weekend trips in an RV now have another way to access the internet when they set up shop for the night — as long as they don't mind lugging around Starlink hardware and paying $135 per month. A new feature called Portability allows users to temporarily use Starlink when they're away from home. In the US, Portability costs $25 per month. That's on top of the regular serv

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. I’m seeing many recreational vehicles, also known as RVs, driving along U.S. interstates. After all, with travelers looking to get outdoors this spring and summer, RVs are an attractive way to travel . The main problem: RV rentals tend to be expensive. However, RV rentals don’t have to cost a fortune. In 2018, I mana

Google YouTube August•
YouTube Go is shutting down beginning this August, Google has announced this week. The lightweight Android app first launched in 2016 and features offline viewing and nearby sharing. Like other apps designed for emerging markets, YouTube Go includes a suite of features that take into consideration the high costs of data, poor signal strength and the prevalent use of SD cards on Android devices. Y

An all-too-common frustration with workplace video calls could soon be at an end thanks to a new update coming to Google Meet . The video conferencing service says it has now made it a lot easier to share your video feed, boosting productivity and online collaboration for users everywhere. Described in a Google Workspace update blog , the new update means that starting up online presentations or

Sony 1000Xm5 Leak Battery•
The Sony WH-1000XM5 are the most hotly-anticipated pair of headphones expected to come out this year, with the expectation that they'll follow in the footsteps of their five-star predecessors, the WH-1000XM4. However, a new leak has dampened those high expectations, suggesting that the successors to the best headphones you can buy today won't be quite as impressive as we were hoping. Pictures of

FCA Screen Sharing•
New report claims fraudsters are using screen-sharing tools to gain victims' trust and then steal money.

Logseq founder Tienson Qin takes a lot of notes about his work. He also likes to draw together with his six-year-old daughter on an iPad, and he found that the notes tool he had been using for years doesn’t run on the tablet. So like all enterprising engineers, he decided to build a new tool that does. Being able to share drawings with his child may have been an initial motivation for Qin, but he

Smartphones and cameras are better than ever for night shooting , but there are still a lot of caveats. You have to hold your phone still to get decent photos as multiple exposures are added together, and video is out of the question. However, there’s an emerging category of cameras dedicated to shooting in the dark using sensitive CMOS sensors and even infrared capability. Some of those models a

Buying a budget smartwatch can feel daunting given the sheer number of options from both popular and relatively unknown brands. But we’re here to help. Here are our handpicked recommendations for the best budget smartwatches. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When it comes to selling a home, there are a few things nearly everyone knows can increase the selling price. For example, you can upgrade fixtures or spruce up the lawn. However, there’s another exterior detail you might be forgetting. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

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Most dyslexic people are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and remain untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and struggles. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it simply makes people mirror or flip letters in their brains. Numerous other… Read more...

If you’re planning a family cruise, make sure a trip to the vaccine clinic is on your pre-cruise checklist. That’s because many major cruise lines are requiring children as young as 5 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to sail. By the time the major cruise lines began to return ships to service in spring 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved emergency use of

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To the surprise of absolutely no one, David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future has been rated “R.” Lloyd Kaufman offers an update on Peter Dinklage’s Toxic Avenger reboot . Plus, what’s coming on Superman & Lois and The Flash . Spoilers get! Read more...

Rex 2 Amazfit Vienna•
New photos and specs have appeared showing that Amazfit will soon launch a pair of rugged sports watches to some of Garmin's best offerings Earlier this week, we reported on a new FCC listing that appeared to describe a new Amazfit T-Rex Pro watch with a new design and a significantly larger battery. It sounded like it could be a real rival to Garmin's excellent Instinct 2 sports watch – and now

Privacy experts have been warning us for years not to use personal information in passwords, but we all know it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks. A survey released Thursday by digital safety platform Aura found 39 percent of pet owners in the U.S. have "used their pet's name as part of their password for an online account." The survey, which is part of a new public safety awareness campaign ge


Fitbit Versa 4 Sense•
Ready for a new fitness watch? The long-awaited Fitbit Versa 4 and Fitbit Sense 2 might be launching much sooner than expected, according to a new leak. The information comes from 9to5Google , which has reported that the two new Fitbit watches are currently targeting a spring launch – which if correct would mean we should see the watches before the end of May – although the site adds that “plans

Rejoice, for today is World Password Day! You don’t get a day off work, but you do get a reminder that your security is likely at great risk. If you recycle the same password for multiple accounts (don’t lie, I know you do), or you use simple passwords because they’re “easy to remember,” you need World Password Day. Read more...

Strategically buying points can be a good value , especially for luxury hotel stays. IHG has just launched its latest sale on purchased points , which has the potential to be a good deal, especially in light of the recent program refresh . Sale on purchased IHG One Rewards points Through Friday, June 10, 2022, IHG One Rewards is offering a bonus on purchased points . Different members will likely

Uganda Bank Crypto•
Uganda’s financial regulator has warned payment service providers from enabling cryptocurrency transactions in the East African country. The Bank of Uganda, in a letter, said it had not licensed any payment provider or operator, including banks or fintechs, to sell or facilitate trade using crypto — while also making reference to the government’s stand that crypto is still not legal tender. Payme

Starlink Portability•
SpaceX's satellite internet service Starlink is great for remote areas (where there is coverage), but now it's become great for people who often go from one remote area to another. A new feature called Portability (via The Verge ) lets you take your Starlink internet with you. Per Starlink's FAQ , it "enables users to temporarily move their Starlink to new locations in order to receive service an

Pixiv DeviantArt NFT•
Unknown threat actors have been discovered targeting graphic designers and artists with infostealer trojans, security researchers have revealed. Artists from popular sites such as DeviantArt and Pixiv have been getting multiple messages claiming to offer potentially lucrative job roles. However, the job offer is just a disguise, as the sender’s true goal is to distribute an information-stealing t

After they’re done celebrating their academic accomplishments, your grad might already have a new job or internship lined up, or they may be very close to a new opportunity. If so, they’ll want a few essentials that will ease them into the working world, whether they’re dealing with a daily commute or logging on from home. Here are a few gift ideas that they’ll appreciate regardless of where they

Lenovo gaming laptop owners have run into trouble in some reported cases due to a freshly released BIOS update which went live in April. Since it was rolled out a month ago, more and more folks have been updating to the BIOS version ‘GKCN53WW’, and there have been growing amounts of complaints on various online forums ( including Lenovo’s own platform ) around serious issues which have been encou

Apple Google Microsoft•
Passwordless sign-ins are already a practical reality, but they're sometimes clunky — and three of the biggest tech companies believe they can reduce the friction. Apple, Google and Microsoft are teaming up to expand support for a password-free sign-in standard from the FIDO Alliance and World Wide Web Consortium. You'll get to use FIDO authentication on a phone or tablet to sign into an app or w

Acer is back with another Chromebook model, this one just as flexible as the others we've seen in 2022, but with an enterprise counterpart for businesses.

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The 96 internet service providers were told to enforce the orders “by any technological means available.”

Star Trek SNW STSNW•
The following contains spoilers for the premiere episode of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. ’ Today Strange New Worlds makes its debut on Paramount+, the long-awaited third live action series in the new Kurtzman-era. But, while Discovery carried the burden of being the first Star Trek show in 12 years and Picard saw the return of a beloved character after 17 years, Strange New Worlds is dealing w

Star Trek Picard Season•
The following contains mild spoilers for the finale episode of ‘ Star Trek: Picard ’ season two. Picard has always been an outlier in the Star Trek franchise. It’s not a show about a particular ship and its crew; the title indicates that at its heart, it’s about this one character and any unresolved issues he may have had with his life. It hasn’t been the most compelling premise, and its output s

AMD Ryzen Chromebooks•
AMD has at last made chips with its Zen 3 architecture for higher-end Chromebooks. It created several C-series Ryzen 5000 processors that are designed for Chrome OS. All of the CPUs in this lineup were built on a 7nm process and have Vega graphics . At the top of the line is the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 5825C. It has eight GPU cores and tops out at 4.5GHz with max boost — just below the 5700

Following a recent system update, the PlayStation 5 finally supports VRR (variable refresh rate). VRR is a video setting that dynamically adjusts your TV or monitor’s refresh rate to match a game’s FPS (frames per second). This prevents annoying graphical issues like dropped frames, hitching, and screen tearing that… Read more...

Stone Cold Steve Austin•
WWE superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin has declared that Breath of the Wild is better than Ocarina of Time, thus ending the long-running debate over which Zelda game is best. Austin crowned Nintendo’s open-air adventure as the best Legend of Zelda game of all time during an episode of The Broken Skull Sessions . In a 30-second quickfire question and answer session with fellow WWE superstar Cody Rh

NetEase Jackalope Games•
NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China and the sixth-largest in the world, has opened its first US-based studio in Austin as China’s gaming industry slows. The company’s archrival Tencent was a step ahead in expanding to North America. TiMi, Tencent’s cash cow studio known for the mobile blockbuster Honor of Kings, began hiring in Los Angeles back in 2020 . Last year, it added a base

Whenever new processors arrive, the narrative is always about what they’ll do for PCs or Macs. Rarely do we consider the impact on Chromebooks, which are becoming increasingly popular and capable. Reacting to the growth of Google’s desktop platform, chipmaker AMD announced today a series of powerful Ryzen 5000… Read more...

Acer laptops don’t always stand out from the crowd, but there are two things the company consistently does well: make excellent Chromebooks and offer great value. Acer’s newest laptop, the Chromebook Spin 514, checks both boxes, positioning itself as the go-to recommendation for those who want a premium laptop at a… Read more...

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The availability of electric car charging stations is a valid concern for those looking to switch from gas cars. Luckily, there are lots of websites and apps that make finding a charging station near you — and what it’ll cost if you have to pay — very easy. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

FBI Email Compromise•
Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks have grown into a $43 billion industry, the FBI has warned, urging companies to be on their guard. In a recent report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), between July 2019 and December 2021, the number of identified global losses, due to business email scams, grew by almost two-thirds (65%). The figures are based on incidents that have b

For a long time there have been hints that Delta will be opening new premium lounges for business class passengers, and that has now officially been confirmed. This revelation comes at the same time that Delta has announced new SkyClub access restrictions as of June 2022. Delta One Lounges opening in 2023 & 2024 While details remain limited, Delta has announced plans to open two Delta One lounges

Walnut was founded by Roshan Patel and Yash Joshi to bring the buy now, pay later model to healthcare, arguably the home of some of the least transparent and taxing financial transactions. After being in the inaugural cohort of Plaid’s startup accelerator , the fintech meets health tech play launched last year with millions in venture capital behind it. Since, the BNPL market – and its most well-

Shopify 2022 Deliverr•
Shopify today announced that it will acquire Deliverr, a San Francisco, California-based ecommerce fulfillment startup, for $2.1 billion in cash and stock. The deal, rumors of which were reported in April by Bloomberg, is the largest acquisition in Shopify’s history, and Shopify founder and CEO Tobi Lütke says that it will enable the company to create an “end-to-end logistics” platform for millio

One of the surest signs that the airline industry is moving past the pandemic downturn: splashy new international routes. This week, United will launch the first of five international routes to new leisure-focused destinations that may not have been at the top of most Americans’ travel lists, but that United thinks presents a valuable opportunity. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’

You’ve got eight to 10 hours in port, and you might never return to that destination. How do you make sure you don’t blow your chance at an amazing vacation day by choosing the wrong cruise ship shore excursion ? It’s a daunting task for sure, but some close reading and a little bit of thought can steer you away from making bad tour choices. Here are some general tips to follow: For cruise news,

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. The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus The pig heart transplanted into an American patient earlier this year in a landmark operation was infected with a porcine virus that may have derailed the experiment and contribut

The oracle : compliments of Chase & Sanborn, tea & coffee importers. Advertising pamphlet for W.D. Earnley, advertising Chase & Sanborn coffee. Title from cover. Includes information on palmistry, fortune-telling, horoscopes, superstitions, birthstones and the meaning of dreams. Printed on back: “For sale by W.D. Earnley, 840-842 3rd Ave., Detroit, Mich. Copyright 1897 by the Gray Lith. Co., N.Y.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 is now cheaper than ever at Amazon, where the 40mm Bluetooth-only version is currently on sale for $174. That's a new all-time for the wearable and is $76 less than its retail price of $250. The watch has been on sale a few times for $200 over the past months, but the lowest it got before this was $180 ahead of Black Friday last year. Buy Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) at

American Airlines took a $200 million stake in Brazilian carrier Gol, after Delta stole LATAM from oneworld and a pending joint venture. Delta had to divest its ownership position in Gol to pull this off. Gol is American’s exclusive codeshare partner in Brazil, and American is Gol’s exclusive codeshare partner in the U.S. And the relationship doesn't just come with reciprocal earning and redempti

Searching for something to watch can often feel like a chore. Today, IMDb will launch a free IMDb What to Watch app for Fire TV, exclusively to users in the U.S., that gives customized movie and TV series recommendations across multiple streaming services tailored to their favorite genres, interests, and their current mood. “Hundreds of millions of customers rely on IMDb when deciding what and wh

With hotel prices and airfare costs skyrocketing this summer , now may be the perfect time to consider a train trip with your family. Train travel is often more comfortable and less stressful than air travel. Prices, comfort levels and train trips themselves vary greatly — an Amtrak ride through the Rocky Mountains is very different than zipping through the Italian countryside on the Frecciarosa

Microsoft Excel is a full-featured, commonly used spreadsheet application, but it’s not perfect. Its longtime rival Google Sheets offers features that Excel does not, including many helpful functions. Let’s take a look! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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With overdose deaths on the rise, it’s more important than ever to carry potentially life-saving medications. You never know who might need it.

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This week, the journalist and entrepreneur joins us to talk about the possible changes Elon Musk could bring to his new social network.

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OpenAI’s new system is adept at turning text into images. But researchers say it also reinforces stereotypes against women and people of color.

A Redditor claims to have sourced the only physical copy of Free Radical’s canceled Star Wars Battlefront 3 video game, raising the excitement of Star Wars fans online. But don’t get your hopes up, as it’s probably not what it seems. An image of what looks like a PSP playtest disc labeled Star Wars Battlefront 3 was shared on Reddit by user MissFeepit , alongside several photos of the game runnin

Researchers from Cybereason have uncovered a new espionage campaign that’s been active for at least three years and includes new malware strains, rarely-seen abuse of certain Windows features, and a “complex infection chain”. According to the company's report, a Chinese state-sponsored actor known as Winnti (aka APT 41, BARIUM, or Blackfly) has been targeting numerous technology and manufacturing

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Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on BBC Radio One's Unpopular Opinion segment with Greg James, responding to some of the UK's most niche, wacky, and interesting opinions. Among the questions asked: Do frozen chips need to be cooked? And amongst the unpopular opinions: "I like the smell of cow manure." Each to their own. But the most entertaining portion came when a viewer said, "I can't understand A

Enlarge / Dr. Walter Edmondson of PHS draws a blood sample from a Tuskegee study participant in Milstead, Macon County, Georgia, 1953. (credit: National Archives/Public domain) This year marks the 50th anniversary of The New York Times' exposé of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, thanks to a frustrated social worker who tipped off the press. By the time it broke in 1972, experiments had been

Zealand ANZ New Māori•
Air New Zealand is known for its innovative safety videos, and historically there have been at least a couple new videos per year. With New Zealand’s borders having just reopened to vaccinated travelers from many countries, the national airline has just released its first new safety video in well over two years. Air NZ highlights Māori culture in new safety video Air New Zealand’s new safety vide

Doctor Strange Madness•
Major spoilers follow for Doctor Strange 2. You have been warned. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has finally landed in theaters. And, obvious as it is for us to say, we imagine you have plenty of questions about what you've just watched on the big screen. The latest Marvel movie is a surreal, horror-infused multiversal adventure with many moving parts. For one, there are character ca

VW Volkswagen Europe 2022•
If you’re keen to board the electric car bandwagon in 2022, you may have to look beyond models from brands under the Volkswagen umbrella. According to a recent Financial Times report , the company’s CEO, Herbert Diess, has revealed that Volkswagen is “basically sold out [of] electric vehicles in Europe and in the United States” for the remainder of the year. The production halt comes amid ongoing

The European Union’s flagship reform for tackling Big Tech platform power, the Digital Markets Act (DMA), will come into force in early 2023, Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager has said — rowing back from an earlier suggested timeframe of this fall . But she also implied that enforcements against unruly Internet “gatekeepers” could flow soon after the regulation is in place. “The DMA will enter in

Steam Games Chromebook•
Gaming has been one of Chrome OS’ weak spots for years. Most Chromebooks have lower-power hardware paired with an OS built on web technology, so playing AAA titles found on Windows has simply not been an option. Cloud gaming, like Google’s own Stadia, offered a solution of sorts, but many players have been eager to see how Steam would fare, after Google announced Valve's platform was in an early

It’s no secret that the webcams on Apple’s Mac devices leave a lot to be desired, with no better example than the Studio Display ’s recent issues. But the Camo app looks to solve this, with a new update that enables it to be used for FaceTime calls, alongside native support for Discord , WhatsApp , Slack , and more. While a firmware update for the Studio Display is in testing , which looks to fix

Lenovo Slim 9I Intel•
Enlarge / The Slim 9i is the flagship. (credit: Scharon Harding) On Thursday, Lenovo introduced a series of laptops with various options and designs. The Slim laptops, formerly called IdeaPad Slim, are a new lineup of clamshell designs that will look to compete in June with thin and light builds, high-end components, high-res OLED displays, and some unique textures. Creator clamshells The Slim 7

Lenovo has introduced its new Slim series laptop, promising consumers a combination of powerful performance, long battery life, and a slim form factor.

Microsoft has been forced to warn users to uninstall the Windows 11 update KB5012643, as it appears to be causing some apps to crash, especially if they rely on the .NET 3.5 framework. As WindowsLatest explains , KB5012643 – which is an optional update for Windows 11 – brings several fixes to the operating system, but some people are reporting that apps that rely on the .NET 3.5 framework – which

Zero-trust network access ( ZTNA ) is widely seen as a cybersecurity silver bullet by many enterprises, but many still apparently struggle to implement it due to overhead and complexity. Now, an emerging startup, which has recently raised $100 million in a Series B round, believes it can successfully tackle this challenge. Tailscale looks to serve as the intersection between network infrastructur

Star Wars McGregor•
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Do action figures ever really look like the characters they're based on? Judging by Ewan McGregor's newly acquired Star Wars doll, the answer would appear to be no. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday and chatting to guest host Mike Birbiglia, McGregor showed off his (admittedly adorable) Obi-Wan Kenobi doll, explaining how it's made before expressing mild confusion at the end result. "I

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Ford Motor Company has just 2.5% of the U.S. electric vehicle market. But if a new ad from the carmaker is any indication, Tesla CEO Elon Musk should look out, because Detroit is gunning for him. Ford has a new ad that pokes fun at the notoriously thin-skinned billionaire, albeit without naming Musk explicitly. And… Read more...

Lenovo Slim 9I Intel•
Lenovo, which makes the beloved ThinkPad series, revealed today a new generation of “Slim” laptops. We’ve seen this branding before, but gone are the confusing Yoga, Legion, and IdeaPad classifiers—these are just “Slim.” The new clamshell systems closely match the convertible laptops in Lenovo’s flagship Yoga lineup… Read more...

Lenovo is continuing its successful Slim laptop lineup with five new machines, including the gorgeous and glassy Slim 9i. All of these laptops cater to an on-the-go lifestyle, though some have an explicit focus on hybrid work, creativity, or gaming. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Fictiv Manufacturing•
It used to be getting from prototyping to manufacturing meant long, expensive trips to places like Shenzhen and a whole lot of trial and error. Fictiv was founded back in 2013 to address some of the biggest pain points of bringing products to market. The San Francisco startup runs what it calls a Digital Manufacturing Ecosystem, which is, effectively, a user-friendly service for doing just that.

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Did Mom's special holiday sneak up on you, too? Don’t sweat it.

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The multiverse is a tricky and confusing place. These books will help you get your bearings.

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A new study shows how future inhabitants of the Red Planet could run on either energy source, depending on where they set up camp.

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What if no one cares whether it’s a Ponzi scheme?

Lenovo Slim 9I Intel•
As part of Lenovo's big spring laptop refresh , the company today unveiled a new generation of Slim clamshell laptops in the US (which confusingly share the 'Slim' branding with older, unrelated models). These include the Slim 9i, the Slim 7i and Slim7i Pro X, the Slim 7i Carbon and the Slim 7. The last of those come with an AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processor rather than the Intel chips inside its s

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A group of nearly two dozen investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, crypto exchange Binance and asset management firm Fidelity are backing Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid to acquire Twitter . The Tesla and SpaceX chief executive said in a filing Thursday that he had raised over $7.1 billion in total from the investors. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison delivered the largest check, at

Starlink Portability•
Starlink has introduced a new paid add-on feature that lets customers “temporarily” move their service to different locations — anywhere within the same continent as their permanent service address that is currently served by Starlink satellite availability. The add-on will cost an additional $25 per month for users in the U.S. Of course, you’ll also need to move your Starlink dish and connectivi

Google Microled Raxium AR•
Google has purchased a startup called Raxium specializing in MicroLED displays as part of its Devices & Services group, 9to5Google has reported. Raxium is developing what it calls "ultra-compact, low-power, high resolution" displays, so Google may be planning to use it in future augmented or virtual reality devices. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. "Today we’re announcing that Google has acqu

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Comic book nerd Christmas has arrived, with Free Comic Book Day kicking off on Saturday, May 7. This year is the 20th anniversary of this annual event, which offers free comics to anyone who asks. However, this doesn't mean you can just show up to your local comic book store and clear the shelves like you're on Supermarket Sweep . Here's how to navigate Free Comic Book Day, as well as all the com

Curebase Clinical $40M•
The medical world has come a long way from the traditional, centralized way of conducting clinical trials, but there’s still a lot of modernization left to do. Curebase provides the infrastructure — physical and digital — for distributed clinical trials, and will be doubling down on its success with a new $40 million funding round. Clinical trials used to be located generally at one or a small ha

Virgin Atlantic Heathrow•
It’s not totally unheard of for a long haul flight to return to its origin, but typically it’s either due to a maintenance issue or medical emergency. Well, here’s a reason you don’t often hear for a diversion… Virgin Atlantic flight to New York returns to London On Monday, May 2, 2022, Virgin Atlantic flight VS3 was scheduled to fly from London (LHR) to New York (JFK). The plane was operated by

If you have several items (or pets) you want to keep track of, this is a great chance to grab multiple Apple AirTags at once. You can pick up a four-pack from Amazon and Best Buy for $84.55, or $14.45 less than its retail price of $99. That's even cheaper than the a recent deal we spotted on Amazon, where it was being sold for $89. The catch is that the Best Buy deal is only available today, with

AMD Radeon 6950 XT•
Don’t look now, but AMD’s current flagship GPU has actually dipped below its recommended pricing, coming down quite a way to do so. This is at retailer Newegg in the US, although we’re also seeing similar price drops in the UK (more on that shortly), and so this is likely a reflection of the current climate of falling graphics card prices seen more broadly in recent times – all of which is good n

New thriller, 365 Days: This Day, has topped Netflix's global rankings to become the most-watched movie on the platform right now. Netflix has published a weekly list detailing its most popular movies over a seven-day period since November of 2021. To do this, the streamer ranks titles based on weekly hours viewed – i.e. the total number of hours subscribers around the world watched each title be

Neo Canada Calgary•
Canadian digital bank Neo Financial has raised $145.2 million (CAN$185 million) after surpassing the 1 million customer mark, the company announced today. Valar Ventures led the investment, which brings Neo’s total funding to $234.7 million (CAN $299 million) since its 2019 inception, and values the company at over $784.8 million. In Canadian dollars, this means that Neo has achieved unicorn stat

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The U.S. has surpassed 1 million deaths from covid-19, the worst official death toll in the world, according to a tally from NBC News . The grim milestone comes as U.S. covid-19 cases have started to climb in recent days and high-profile figures test positive, like Secretary of State Antony Blinken . Read more...

Nintendo Game Boy Micro•
The Game Boy Micro was the final iteration of the popular Nintendo handheld, but not everyone was won over by its impressively tiny form factor. One such person was former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, who reserved a passage in his new book for his thought on the Game Boy Micro. In the book (transcribed by VGC ), Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo, Fils-A

Microsoft Halo Infinite•
Halo Infinite Season 2 has arrived and brought one of the most divisive mascots of the tech industry with it. Clippy – Microsoft Office’s notorious animated assistant – has joined the game as an optional cosmetic. As shared by product manager for Xbox James Shields , the cartoon paperclip has been added as a Halo Infinite nameplate, so you can proudly display the googly-eyed office essential to o

Alito Roe US Court•
A fundamental American right is on the chopping block. The news that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, first reported by Politico , hit the political landscape like a lightning bolt this week — potentially shattering almost fifty years of settled law in the process. And while the public's immediate reaction to the news understandably focused on what such a reversal would mean f

Saved Bell Peacock•
The reboot of Saved By The Bell has been canceled after two seasons. According to Deadline , the cast and crew of the reboot were told on Wednesday (May 3) that the show would not make it to a third season. Saved By The Bell was first launched in 1989 and ran for four seasons and 86 episodes up until 1993. It followed a group of high school friends and their principal at the fictional Bayside Hig

Samsung Flip Fold 4•
If you like gold phones, then get your bank cards ready, because it sounds like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 could be the next phone to come in this eye-catching and lustrous shade. This comes from display supply chain analyst Ross Young, who tweeted to share the colors of the new upcoming Samsung phone , as well as its sibling the Galaxy Z Fold 4 - presumably these are leaks, and not predictions,

When 22-year-old college student Abby Webster watches ASMR to fall asleep, she takes special precautions. "I have a roommate, and I angle my laptop away because I'm like, 'I don't want anyone to see this,'" she says. You'll find similar confessions throughout the comments sections of ASMR videos on YouTube. "Who else hides ASMR like it's a drug," asks one user under a video from creator Gibi ASMR

TL;DR: As of May 5, The 2022 All-in-One Learn to Code Certification Bundle , worth $3,000, is on sale for just $44.99. Learning to code can be intimidating. But if your 9-year-old nephew can do it, so can you. This 2022 All-in-One Learn to Code Certification Bundle makes it much more approachable — and more affordable than you might think. With 15 courses and over 1,990 lessons, this course bundl

TL;DR: As of May 5, a lifetime subscription to FastestVPN costs just $19.99. It's worth $600, so that's a massive discount of 96%. Your browser’s incognito mode can only do so much. Sure, it’ll clear your history, searches, cookies , and login deets, so anyone who uses your computer can’t see what you’ve been up to. But it won’t hide it from your internet service provider (ISP) and other prying e

TL;DR: As of May 5, the two-pack of Go Yoga Weighted Bracelet Bands is on sale for $44.99 instead of its usual $99 (that's 54% off, fyi). There are plenty of reasons to pick up yoga — from increasing flexibility to releasing tension to building strength and endurance. It’s also easy to do at home without much equipment, especially with all the apps on the market these days. But if you’re looking

Men, there’s nothing wrong with giving your grooming routine a little boost. In fact, self-care is just as much for dudes as it is for the ladies. Infusing a little TLC into your typical grooming regimen can help you feel cleaner, healthier, and just better all around. Save up to 74% on these grooming essentials for a limited time and put your best foot forward. Aim to Wash! Smart Toilet Seat Wit

We love a good superhero story as much as the next person, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is growing rapidly by the day . Gone are the days of a cute little rewatch of every movie before the latest hits theaters; it would now take several sunlit days to get through every MCU movie, not to mention the hours of television also streaming on Disney+ . So we're going out on a limb and mixing things

Intuit $141M TurboTax•
TurboTax maker Intuit will pay $141 million "for deceiving millions of low-income Americans into paying for tax services that should have been free," the NY Attorney General's office wrote in a press release . It must also suspend its "free, free, free" ad campaign for TurboTax that baited customers with the promise of free tax preparation, then switched them into a paying service. The company ag

We’re less than a week away from the May 11 unveiling of the Sony Xperia 1 IV , so it’s no surprise that Sony is ramping up its teasers for the phone, and that includes three short videos that hint at major features. First up there’s a video claiming that the Sony Xperia 1 IV has been built for content creators , with Pierre T. Lambert (a travel and adventure photographer and YouTuber) claiming t

Activision Blizzard•
The funds claim Activision failed to turn over records as they investigate whether Activision secured a fair price in its planned sale to Microsoft.

Facebook Meta Hiring•
Meta is limiting its intake of new employees as part of its efforts to cut costs due to weak revenue forecasts, according to CNBC and Bloomberg . Facebook's parent company is slowing the pace or pausing hiring for most mid-to-senior level positions altogether. It has started putting recruitment on hold, the sources said, after holding off on hiring new entry-level engineers over the past weeks. F

French startup Alan has raised a new €183 million funding round ($193 million at today’s exchange rate). The company sells its own health insurance products and has expanded to other medical products and services. In other words, Alan wants to build a healthcare super app and a one-stop shop for all your questions and needs when it comes to your health. “We decided to raise again at the start of

TikTok Instagram Netflix•
There are a million things you can say about TikTok and its effects on the social media landscape, but the one undeniable fact is the app’s massive presence in almost everyone’s lives. Instagram and, by proxy, Meta now want a bigger piece of the vertical video pie, with Instagram testing a full-screen vertically scrolling feed just like the one that keeps you on TikTok. In an effort to grow the p

Binance France European•
Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume, has gained regulatory approval to provide digital asset services in France, the first European country where it has acquired such permission, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The greenlight was granted by the country’s market and banking authorities and arrived months after several regulatory setbacks that the exchange faced on t

Digital therapeutics plus pills? Iceland’s Sidekick Health has developed a gamified digital care platform that’s designed to support healthcare outcomes by applying personalized behavioral lifestyle nudges, including alongside clinical treatments like drugs, to augment, extend and support patient care for a range of chronic diseases and conditions from cancer to cardiovascular health, diabetes an

When a product blows up on TikTok, you know the out-of-stock alerts are soon to follow. YSL's lipstick creator, the Rouge Sur Mesure , has quickly become the beauty tech product on everyone's lips, as TikTok users wax poetic about the seemingly simplistic contraption's ability to instantly elevate your makeup look. The hype's not for nothing, considering the Rouge Sur Mesure's unfussy exterior be

Samsung UFS 4.0 Storage•
Samsung has revealed that it has developed the industry’s first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 4.0 solution which promises to give the next generation of smartphones a major performance boost. In a series of posts on Twitter, Samsung Semiconductor explained that UFS 4.0 is significantly f