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100+Wired / 3min
Researchers found a way to exploit the tech that enables Apple’s Find My feature, which could allow attackers to track location when a device is powered down.

Spoilers follow for Moon Knight, as well as possible spoilers for Thor 4 and Black Panther 2. A new image for Thor: Love and Thunder has confirmed how the upcoming Marvel movie ties into Moon Knight and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The photograph, which was uploaded to Disney's official image database on Monday, May 16, shows Natalie Portman's Jane Foster/Mighty Thor taking a seat alongside Te

1KGizmodo / 3h
It looks like we’re not the only ones celebrating the 25th anniversary of Luc Besson ’s surreal science fiction cult classic . Courtesy of Fathom Events, The Fifth Element , starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, and a truly career-defining performance by Chris Tucker, will rocket back into theaters for … Read more...

The importance of designing accessibility in software from the ground up has only been emphasized by the pandemic, and as a consequence Fable’s on-demand accessibility experts have proven their value many times over. The company has raised $10.5 million to scale up and pursue its goal to “make Inclusive Product Development the status quo,” as CEO Anwar Pillai put it. Fable raised a $1.5 million s

Netflix confirmed it’s laid off approximately 150 primarily U.S.-based staffers as it works to rein in costs as its top-line growth has slowed down. A Netflix representative wrote in an emailed statement, “As we explained on earnings, our slowing revenue growth means we are also having to slow our cost growth as a company. So sadly, we are letting around 150 employees go today, mostly U.S.-based.

Enlarge / Just drive carefully, okay? (credit: Getty Images) We had an inkling that the traffic statistics for 2021 would be bad. In November last year , the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published data for the first half of that year, showing the greatest ever six-month rise in road fatalities since people kept records. On Tuesday, the other shoe dropped, with NHTSA's estimate o

Gizmodo / 3min
NASA officials announced in a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, following three years of scientific work on the surface of the Red Planet. Read more...

The first Overwatch 2 PvP beta just wrapped up today, and Blizzard is already preparing to reveal what's next for the game with an event on June 16th. Details about what to expect are fairly thin for now, though the studio will provide some info on the next PvP beta as well as its plan for the coming months. Blizzard could be hoping to use the event to address some of the criticism about the firs

Milking It For a brief and shining moment, this week’s lunar eclipse allowed a stunning view of our lovely home, the Milky Way galaxy. Video of the spectacular event was captured by the Gemini Observatory’s All-Sky camera at its facilities on Hilo, Hawaii. In the three seconds at approximately 5:30 PM local time that the Sun, Earth, and Moon aligned and thus placed the Moon in our planet’s shadow

The best walkie talkies keep you connected to the rest of your party, whether traversing the backwoods, skiing down a slope, or playing in the neighborhood. These handheld devices are ruggedly built to endure harsh weather and rough treatment. Many models go beyond simply allowing people to communicate verbally. Some can connect to your smartphone to create a mini texting network or geolocate oth

36Futurism / 3min
Virtuous Vodka A startup with the elemental name of Air Company is producing vodka made with carbon dioxide emissions, CNBC reports , a futuristic new beverage that can both get you drunk and allow you to feel just a tiny bit better about the environment. The company makes use of CO2 emissions from carbon-producing industries, which it turns into various alcohols, including vodka, perfume, and ha

After years of leaks and reports, the U.S. government has announced plans to formally investigate some UFO reports, citing national security concerns.

If Safari is sluggish, slow to load webpages, or won't work altogether, there's a simple fix which could get you browsing again.

Python is one of the most popular programming languages around, but that doesn't mean it's perfect, especially after what the comapny itself called a " cursed " start to the year. One of the main criticisms of Python is that it can be rather slow, especially compared to newer languages. Most people put up with this tardiness because of its flexibility and easiness to learn. All of that could be a

An uneasy peace will be shattered in The Boys S3. The Boys is coming back to Prime Video for its third season, and the streaming platform has released the official trailer. Our crew of misfits had arrived at some closure in their battle against the "supes" and gone their separate ways at the end of the second season. But it looks like that uneasy peace is about to be shattered, given the number o

Engadget / 22min
Hyundai's Genesis brand is now taking orders for its first electric vehicle, the GV60. The EV, which follows the G80 hybrid, starts at $58,890 and comes with three years of 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America stations at no extra cost. US sales will be limited at the outset, however. To begin with, the GV60 will only be available for purchase at select retailers in California, Connec

Engadget / 27min
After missing its originally planned April 3rd release date , Eve's Outdoor Cam is available to buy starting today. Announced at CES 2022, the company claims its latest product is the only HomeKit-exclusive floodlight camera on the market. The device works with Apple’s Secure Video framework to safely store any footage it captures on iCloud. End-to-end encryption ensures only the owner of the cam

Link: Apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card with 75K bonus miles The popular Capital One Venture Card has a fantastic new welcome bonus, which many may be interested in. Capital One Venture Card offering 75K miles The Capital One Venture Card is now offering 75,000 Venture miles after spending $4,000 within the first three months. Personally I value Capital One miles at 1.7 cents

With baby formula continuing to be in short supply , parents of infants are looking for creative ways to get their hands on that precious Enfamil—but a simple, seemingly ingenious solution that’s going viral right now will not work as described. The suggestion that’s spreading on Facebook and Twitter advises parents to… Read more...

YouTube Music Wear LTE•
Google announced today that the YouTube Music app on Wear OS is rolling out the ability for users to stream music over LTE or WiFi. The new feature will let users discover new music without having to download content beforehand. In a community blog post about the new feature, the company positions it as a way to “listen to your favorite playlists wherever you go, even when your phone isn’t nearby

Wired / 33min
Justice Samuel Alito says the right to abortion was unknown in US law until “the latter part of the 20th century.” History says otherwise.

iPhone users with an eSIM may see an error that notifies complaining “last line no longer available” when trying to place a call. So what does this mean, and what can you do about it? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Buying an electric vehicle is different from buying a regular gas car. You don’t have to worry about maintenance or stopping for gas, but you will have to keep an eye on the battery. And like any vehicle, you’ll eventually need new tires for your EV. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) The time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a handy deal for Apple's newest iPad Air, which is down to $559 at Amazon and Walmart . Outside of a very brief drop to $549 last month, this is the lowest price we've seen for the 10.9-inch tablet, which only launched in March and goes for an MSRP of $60

Dead Daylight Dating•
Engadget / 40min
Behaviour Interactive has shed some light on what's ahead for its massively popular horror franchise Dead by Daylight . One of the more surprising announcements was for a spinoff game that will take the horror-heavy series in a completely new direction — it's a dating sim. I Love You, Colonel Sanders! developer Psyop is working on the visual novel, which is called Hooked on You: A Dead by Dayligh

Following a recent rumor indicating as much, Apple has officially confirmed that it'll allow app subscriptions to automatically renew at higher prices.

Apple Ios 15.5 iPhone•
23Mashable / 55min
Yes, you've heard this one before. Apple released a slew of security updates Monday along with its latest operating system iOS 15.5. While numerous and varied, broadly speaking, the fixes will prevent malicious apps or, in some cases, stop remote attackers from running arbitrary code on victims' iPhones. Which, to be clear, you don't want anyone doing. Along with security updates for iOS come pat

After rounding up the most overrated tourist destinations outside of the U.S. , it’s time to go domestic. We all want to avoid tourist traps , and luckily, avoiding “touristy” experiences is as much a matter of planning as it is destination. Whether or not you’re the kind of traveler who plans every last detail , a… Read more...

21TechCrunch / 55min
Welcome back to Found, the weekly TechCrunch podcast where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Jordan talked with Justin Intal from Forage on Found Live. He talks about how profound struggles in her personal life motivated him to create a way for online grocers to accept EBT and SNAP benefits. He also talked about the importance of vulnerability and transparency as a CEO

Because solo founders don’t have to run decisions past anyone, they exert near-total control over their startup’s mission. But you’ve got to pay the cost to be the boss: A shot-caller must be comfortable with making decisions under pressure and needs to be adept at fundraising, recruiting, onboarding, managing … well, everything. According to Russ Heddleston, who founded DocSend before it was acq

Tusk Venture Partners, the now six-year-old, New York-based early-stage venture firm co-founded by longtime political strategist Bradley Tusk and former Blackstone director Jordan Nof, has closed its third fund with $140 million in capital commitments. That’s double the $70 million that the outfit raised for its second flagship fund, which closed in late 2019. (The firm subsequently closed its fi

25Gizmodo / 56min
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones , which turned 20 this week , forever changed what we’d seen of the Jedi Order on film with the climactic battle in the Geonosian arena. As Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé averted execution, they found themselves among friends as hundreds of Jedi ignited lightsabers across the crowd—our first… Read more...

Boeing China Eastern•
In March 2022, a China Eastern Boeing 737 crashed while operating a domestic flight in China, killing all 132 people onboard. While we knew that the plane had entered a nosedive, we haven’t known much about what caused that… until now. China Eastern Boeing 737 nosedive was intentional The Wall Street Journal is reporting an update regarding the crash of China Eastern flight MU5735, which was sche

Jump seats are for flight attendants. They'll be seated during takeoff and landing, and at other times as instructed by the pilot. They aren't for customers. An American Airlines Airbus A321 passenger shared to social media that a woman decided to take the mid-cabin jump seat for their entire flight. Surprisingly - to me, at least - no one told them to move. Continue reading ...

Apple Office Three Days•
The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

Capital One Turo CO•
Capital One is making multiple positive changes today. It’s giving more cardholders access to its updated travel portal, and it’s also launching new bonuses and perks on some of its student credit cards will now see additional perks. In addition, select Capital One customers can now earn bonuses on Turo rentals. Let’s look at each of these in turn to see what these positive changes mean for you.

Tesla Bluetooth Locks•
Beep-Beep A security researcher has demonstrated how easy it is to trick a Tesla into letting a thief hack their way inside and even start the car, Bloomberg reports . Sultan Qasim Khan, a security consultant at security firm NCC Group, demonstrated the technique, which involves redirecting communications between a Tesla owner’s smartphone or key fob and the car itself, to journalists at Bloomber

Apple Office Three Days•
The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

Apple 12.4 15.5 SD•
Apple has started rolling out macOS Monterey version 12.4, making this the fourth major update since the system’s launch in late 2021. If you haven’t gotten the update yet or are curious about what’s in it, Apple posted the release notes on its support page . You will now be able to limit the number of podcasts on your Mac and automatically delete old episodes; a change that has been seen elsewhe

Buffalo Twitch Platforms•
Campaigners accuse technology companies of failing to block and remove content posted by the attacker.

Is it possible to get a child to actually do the thing you asked them to do the first time you asked them to do it? Some people (like myself) would respond Hahaha! Good one! As someone who battles the Congressional-level stall tactics of three children under age 10 on the daily, this notion seems preposterous. But,… Read more...

Two Carnival Corporation brands are suffering from crew shortages, but the reasons the lines cite for the lack of extra hands on deck couldn’t be more different. Carnival Cruise Line’s and Cunard Line’s recent moves are likely examples of a broader industry staffing issue that could impact service levels on many cruise ships this spring and summer. Cunard caps capacity Last week, Cunard capped pa

For many years this was the single best card for earning valuable rewards points, in a class by itself. Here are my 14 favorite things about Sapphire Preferred after all these years. Continue reading ...

If you want to get server space of some kind you don’t necessarily need to rent an entire physical server, there are plenty of other options available. One of the more interesting is using a virtual private server, or VPS. Let’s take a look at how these work and what they can do for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Supported Disney+ Ads•
Disney+ charges just $8 a month for its service, making it one of the cheapest streaming platforms available today. Still, the company plans to launch an even cheaper ad-supported plan later this year. The company promises that this plan will go light on the ads, and in an odd twist, some viewers won’t see any ads! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Qatar Airways’ Al Safwa First Lounge Doha is one of the world’s best airport lounges . When I recently reviewed Qatar Airways’ 777 first class , there were several questions about Qatar Airways’ first class lounge access policies. In this post I wanted to provide a guide on how to access the Al Safwa First Lounge, as this can cause some confusion. Furthermore, it’s possible to buy access to the A

Ford Argo Miami Austin•
Ford’s self-driving Argo AI unit has hit a major milestone. On Tuesday, it began driverless operations in Austin and Miami . The company’s cars aren’t carrying paying customers just yet, but they’re now allowed to ferry Argo AI employees without a safety driver at the wheel. Argo called the announcement an “important step” in its plan to commercialize autonomous driving technology by providing a

Apple's long-rumored foldable iPhone could tap into an unexpected technology when it finally arrives, boosting battery life in the process.

Congress Pentagon US•
33Gizmodo / 1h
Since the release of a Pentagon report on unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) last year, the number of reports by Navy Pilots of mysterious, odd aircraft sightings has grown to approximately 400, top Pentagon officials revealed at the first public hearing on UAP held in nearly 50 years. Read more...

75Gizmodo / 1h
Netflix’s new film, Spiderhead , has nothing to do with spiders. It does, however, have a lot to do with “heads” and the heads involved in it are truly impressive. It’s from director Joseph Kosinski ( Tron Legacy and Top Gun Maverick ), writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick ( Deadpool, Zombieland ) and stars Thor himself,… Read more...

Enlarge / NASA's Space Launch System rocket is seen on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in April. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) NASA has published a list of potential launch dates for the Artemis I mission ( see PDF ), starting as early as July 26 and running through June of next year. During this time period, due to various constraints, the space agency has preliminarily identified 158 launch

Enlarge (credit: Intel) There are two things to like about version 2.0 of AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) upscaling tech , which finally began appearing in actual games late last week . The most important is that the quality of the upscaled image is dramatically better than in FSR version 1.0. The second is that FSR 2.0 is compatible with all kinds of GPUs, including not just AMD's but ol

The most important features included with the next build of Google's operating system, Android 13, will make the entire experience slightly more user-friendly.

A serious vulnerability present in tens of thousands of WordPress websites is being abused in the wild, researchers have warned. Security specialists from the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team recently discovered a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in a plugin for the popular CMS platform, called Tatsu Builder. The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2021-25094, and was first spotted in late

Robinhood DeFi Crypto•
After a difficult first quarter, investing app Robinhood is doubling down on new product launches , particularly in its crypto unit, in hopes they will help buoy the business. CEO Vlad Tenev announced the company’s plans to roll out non-custodial crypto wallets at the Permissionless DeFi conference in Florida today, starting with a waitlist that’s already open . The market environment has posed c

I’m sure you already know how to make a passable burger, but with summer just around the corner, what you should really be asking yourself is whether you can make a restaurant-quality burger. You’ve got months of grilling ahead of you to perfect it, and it’s actually easier than you think—as long as you follow these… Read more...

It's no secret that Steve Carell means the world to everyone who worked on The Office . Over the years, Carell's former castmates and crew members from the workplace comedy have sung his praises and shared how devastating it was to lose him at the end of Season 7. Carell even described saying goodbye to Michael Scott and the show as "emotional torture." In Carell's big farewell episode, "Goodbye,

Koyeb has evolved quite a lot since I first covered the startup. The company is still focused on serverless infrastructure. But it now offers a general purpose serverless platform that you can configure through a simple “git push” command or by using Docker containers. The company’s serverless platform is now available as a public preview with a free tier to get started and try out the service —

Grade NAS-A Beef In a candid moment during an otherwise dull Congressional budget hearing, the administrator of NASA said very plainly how he feels about the way China “steals” spacecraft designs from the American public and private sectors. During the House Appropriations Committee hearing , Alabama representative Robert Aderholt asked NASA boss Bill Nelson what the agency is “doing to secure Am

US North Korean Crypto•
A new advisory from three U.S. federal agencies is warning businesses of North Korean hackers pretending to be your friendly neighborhood IT professional looking for contract work. Imagine Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but instead everyone’s on the internet, and suddenly it doesn’t seem like an international spy thriller… Read more...

Musk Twitter Agrawal•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Carol Yepes) Elon Musk has cast more doubt on his willingness to buy Twitter, criticizing the company's CEO and saying the "deal cannot move forward" until Twitter provides data behind its estimate of spam accounts. Musk also said this week that renegotiating the deal at a lower price is "not out of the question." Musk says he thinks at least 20 percent of Twitter

Star Wars Andor Disney+•
Obi-Wan Kenobi Enlarge / We already know plenty about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi , launching later this month, but a lengthy feature out this week chronicles all the other Disney+ content coming soon from a galaxy far, far away. (credit: Lucasarts) When it comes to learning about new Star Wars content, there's really no beating a massive, feature-length look behind the curtain at Lucasfilm and D

Star Wars Kennedy Feige•
In a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair that goes into great detail about the franchise and its many TV offshoots, Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy spoke about plans for a return to the big screen -- and cast doubt on two big projects. Spoiler alert: Future Star Wars movies will be rather different from what's gone before. The last Star Wars movie was 2019's Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of

Meta has nearly doubled the amount of violent content it removes from Facebook. During the first quarter of 2022, the company took down 21.7 million pieces of content for breaking its rules around violence and incitement of violence, an increase from 12.4 million in the previous quarter. Takedowns were also up for the quarter on Instagram, but only slightly. The company removed 2.7 million posts

Xbox Game Pass has a new collection of games for the tail end of May, including classics and new titles from Pac-Man to Jurassic World Evolution 2.

Sachin Bansal Bank•
The Indian central bank has rejected the application of Chaitanya India Fin Credit seeking permission to become a bank in a major setback to Flipkart billionaire Sachin Bansal, who has been looking to take his newer venture, Navi, public . The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday rejected four applications including Bansal’s Chaitanya (the micro financing unit of Navi Technologies), saying they were

Lounge , a team communication startup that was looking to reimagine the future of work with features designed for remote and distributed workforces, has now found an exit after Slack entered its same market last year with competitive voice and video tools. Launched by former Life360 employees last year, Lounge confirmed it’s been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Pulse — another company building

Apple Kuo Foldable iPhone•
Ming-Chi Kuo is one of a handful of Apple analysts whose reports always warrant a second look, regardless of how strange they might seem at first blush. We’ve heard plenty of reports that the company is testing its own version of a foldable device, in its customary style of being fashionably late to the party, while also being the best dressed there. It stands to reason that the company is experi

Argo AI Miami Austin•
Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, is launching driverless testing operations in Miami and Austin, a significant milestone for the startup that illustrates its progress towards commercialization. Argo’s announcement Tuesday follows a period of consolidation within the industry that has left just a handful of large, capital-rich companies in the U.S.

You don’t have to know what an “emotional vampire” is to know what it is, really. What do vampires do? They suck blood out of people. So, what can we reasonably assume emotional vampires do? That’s right: They suck energy out of people. Recognizing if you’re surrounded by these vibe-killing leeches—or are one… Read more...

A decentralized exchange (DEX) has distinct advantages over centralized exchanges. However, before using a DEX for all of your cryptocurrency transactions, you should be aware of the limitations. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

First available in Europe, the popular and outrageously affordable TP-Link Tapo lineup is now available in the United States. TP-Link is kicking things off with four security cameras and a smart LED strip, all of which $60 or less. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple Atlanta Union•
Apple Store employees who are organizing in Atlanta have accused the company of union busting and violating the National Labor Relations Act. The Communications Workers of America submitted an Unfair Labor Practice filing on behalf of workers at the Cumberland Mall store. The filing claims that Apple "has conducted mandatory 'captive audience' meetings with bargaining unit employees regarding the

FDA Pfizer Booster 5 11•
Enlarge / A boy gives a nurse a high five before receiving a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site for 5-11 year-olds at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. (credit: Getty | SOPA ) The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11, the first booster dose for the age group intend

20Gizmodo / 2h
It is with a delighted heart and a joyful mien that I can finally, declaratively say without a doubt that the public can no long ignore the sheer expanse of homoerotic subtext at the core of Obi-Wan and Anakin ’s relationship. Why can we no longer live in ignorance, denying ourselves the basic truth of canon that was… Read more...

Disney+ Ads Supported•
You might not have to worry that Disney+ will bombard you with marketing when the ad-supported tier arrives later this year. Disney has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will limit the volume of ads to an average of four minutes per hour with this cheaper plan, or far less than the 7.4 minutes you endure with Hulu. Content aimed at preschoolers won't include any ads, and Disney will "never" target

MIT researchers have found that the clay that soaks up odors in kitty litter could be used to grab methane out of the air. The scientists put the zeolite clay in a copper solution to create a compound that absorbed methane and released it as carbon dioxide, a less potent greenhouse gas. Read more...

There’s a long list of things that make browsing the internet feel like living in a dystopian hellscape, and annoying cookie banners and consent forms are right at the top of that list. Most websites are legally required to display these notices and take your consent for using cookies. However, it also blocks a big… Read more...

If you’re a vegan or eco-conscious consumer, there are plenty of options when you want a burger or chicken nuggets . But there aren’t many plant-based eggs. Sure, you can find powdered substitutes, but a “whole” egg with a runny yolk is a different matter. A startup wants to change that. Yo! Egg claims to have developed the first plant-based poached and sunny-side-up eggs. Following a limited rol

I’ve stayed at many excellent Marriott hotels. The new Le Meridian Maldives and memorable Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay are easily among my favorites. But, my absolute favorite Marriott hotel to visit — and currently my preferred Marriott Bonvoy redemption — is the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate in South Africa . There’s one reason to stay at the Protea Hotel Kruger Gate: wildlife safaris in Kruger Nat

We took a look at the original Bitcoin Pizza Guy's original deed, another contribution he's made to the cryptocurrency universe, and what he's doing now.

TechCrunch is excited to announce the six companies pitching in person and onstage at TC Sessions Mobility 2022. Hailing from around the United States and the globe, founders will pitch on the main stage, for four minutes, followed by an intense Q&A with our expert panel of judges. The judges for this pitch-off will be Yoon Choi (Muirwoods Ventures), Mar Hershenson (Pear VC) and Gabriel Scheer (E

Apple Kuo Foldable iPhone•
Apple’s first foldable device is likely still a few years away, but that won’t stop the rumor mill from churning out juicy info about it. The latest news on that front comes courtesy of analyst and prolific predictor Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, Apple is testing the Electronic Paper Display (or EPD) technology developed by Chinese firm E Ink for the outer display on the rumored foldable device

Michael Perez Contributor Michael Perez is director of growth and data at M13. Direct-to-consumer companies generate a wealth of raw transactional data that needs to be refined into metrics and dimensions that founders and operators can interpret on a dashboard. If you’re the founder of an e-commerce startup, there’s a pretty good chance you’re using a platform like Shopify, BigCommerce or WooCom

Elon Musk Twitter Agrawal•
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is doubling down on his demands that Twitter “show proof” that less than five percent of users on the platform are bots. Otherwise, he said of his thunderous attempts to buy the social media platform , “this deal cannot move forward.” Let’s be honest, though. It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to interpret this as Musk looking for a way out of spending $44 billion

FDA Pfizer Booster 5 11•
On Tuesday morning, the FDA announced that it was officially authorizing the use of covid-19 booster shots for children 5-11 years old. Specifically, the administration is authorizing a single, additional Pfizer-BioNTech booster dose for kids at least five months after the second shot in the initial course. Read more...

Apple Kuo Foldable iPhone•
Isn't it just like Apple to wait on an emerging technology until it gets good enough to meet the company's exacting standards? The company is, according to a new report from keen Apple Analyst at TF International Securities Ming-Chi Kuo , finally testing flexible color E Ink displays for future foldable devices. We'll assume that these devices are future folding iPhones and future folding iPads.

Apple App Store Prices•
Apple has told App Store developers that they will now be able to automatically pass subscription price rises on to consumers. Previously, when a subscription price was increased, subscribers had to opt in by tapping the "Agree to New Price" icon before the price increase is applied, otherwise the subscription would not renew at the next billing period. The change is bound to alarm some App Store

biblioler : Ler, imaginar, ousar definir palavras para construir uma voz e acrescentá-la à das coisas, ou só apenas inundar os espaços, as paredes de silêncio, ou os sinais avulsos de florestas imaginadas, onde dançam fadas de árvores luminosas. Imagem: Copyright - Dani Torrent

Paleontologists in Laos have uncovered an ancient molar that likely belonged to a young Denisovan girl. The discovery is a big deal, as the Laotian cave in which the molar was found is now one of only three spots known to host these enigmatic humans. Read more...

The days of the gas-powered lawn mower and leaf blower are numbered in California. Last October, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1346 , banning the sale of new gas-powered tools in the state by 2024, akin to its ban on new internal combustion vehicle sales by 2035 . And the Golden State is far from alone, "I think that the easier the manufacturers make it for other states to adopt the same sort o

Apple Harry Styles•
Apple is launching a new concert live-streaming series called “Apple Music Live” that will showcase performances from “the biggest stars in music,” the company announced today. The series will kick off on May 20th with a live stream of Harry Styles’ “One Night Only in New York” performance. The concert will be available to stream exclusively to Apple Music subscribers in 167 countries at no extra

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad P16. (credit: Lenovo) Lenovo is increasing the performance while shrinking the diagonal screen size of its P-series ThinkPad laptop workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 announced Tuesday aims to serve professionals with high-performance mobile needs with Intel's recently announced 12th Gen mobile HX-series processors and a taller display. Desktop-level parts This is Leno

Sony Insomniac PlayStation•
Enlarge / A few of Insomniac's biggest franchises. (credit: Insomniac ) Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games has made a $50,000 donation to the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP), and its parent company, Sony, will reportedly match that number. But those donations come amid public silence from both companies on the contentious issue and reports of internal

Thanks to their no-heat-required, easy prep, charcuterie boards are an easy dinner solution as temperatures rise. While they’ve been popular for quite a while, a new addition is putting charcuterie back in the spotlight. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Bad battery life can ruin your Android experience. But even a big battery probably still needs nightly charging. On top of that, batteries degrade over time. “Adaptive Charging” is a feature that aims to help all of these problems. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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On Sunday I covered remarks by the head of the Delta SkyMiles program where he explained, among other things, why Delta doesn't try to offer awards that look like outsized value to the member the way that Air Canada Aeroplan does. So it seemed worth looking at Mark Nasr's comments at the same Skift conference. Mark is Air Canada's Senior Vice President of Marketing, Digital, Product, and Brand an

Amazon Freevee Apple•
The free ad-supported streaming service (FAST), Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced that the Freevee app is now available through the App Store on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. After recently undergoing a rebrand , Freevee has also been aggressive with new releases and promised a 70% year-over-year increase to its originals slate last month. New Freevee originals include “Hollywood Houseli

Fortnite PlayStation•
PlayStation has joined Fortnite's shared wallet system, letting you access and spend the V-Bucks you’ve purchased on Sony's consoles through other platforms. Announced by Fortnite developer Epic Games , the battle royale’s shared wallet feature hit PlayStation consoles as part of its 20.40 update. Previously, any funds that were purchased on Fortnite through a PS5 or PS4 were only available to sp

Chip Dale Rescue Rangers•
For years, Disney has been churning out live-action reboots of its popular animated films for better and (mostly) worse . Now, they've hit the point of creating their own parody, made to gently mock while promoting many, many of the properties under the ever-expanding Disney umbrella. Playing like Who Framed Roger Rabbit , the new Disney release Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers brings back the classi

Save $102: It's way past time to invest in a decent gaming TV. And go beyond decent with the popular Samsung Q80A 55-inch QLED TV now on sale for $897.99 at Amazon. As of May 17, this is the best price ever on this Samsung that was just released in 2021, after about a 10% discount. That new gaming console you finally still requires a TV that can keep up. Not every 4K TV is cut out for gaming, but

Lenovo is expanding its popular ThinkPad series with two new models that, in some ways, are opposites. In one corner is the ThinkPad P16, a workstation housing the most powerful mobile components in a chunky chassis. In the other is the new ThinkPad C14 Chromebook Enterprise, a colorful portable device running… Read more...

Editors note: Wanna Get Away Plus fares are on sale as of today, May 17. This story has been updated with new information and was originally published March 24, 2022. In the immortal words of Lenny Kravitz: I want to get away. At Southwest Airlines , passengers can now get away with a few extra perks. The carrier announced a new fare class on March 24, dubbed “Wanna Get Away Plus,” offering a fou

There are more than 1,000 private companies with billion-dollar valuations backed by venture capital that need to go public. Fewer than one in six are IPO candidates, however. Data from Bessemer Venture Partners’ State of the Cloud 2022 report breaks the unicorn market into two categories. ( Notes here on TechCrunch+ from Bessemer partner Mary D’Onofrio .) The first comprises unicorns that have r

Google Cloud Zero ZT•
Google Cloud is holding its annual Security Summit this week and unsurprisingly, the company used the event to launch a few new security features. This year, the announcements focus on software supply chain security, Zero Trust and tools for making it easier for enterprises to adopt Google Cloud’s security capabilities. It’s no surprise that software supply chain security makes an appearance at t

While you’d expect allergens to run rampant outside your home during spring and summer, plenty of dust mites, pollen grains, pet dander, and other irritants also make it into your hallowed halls. Your home’s air filtration system gets a lot of these out of the air, but what about all the debris that gets left behind in your carpet? Roborock has the solution with its new Q series robot vacuums, wh

New rumors suggest Samsung could finally be ready to ditch the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that’s powered many of its mobile devices over the years. Instead, it’ll design a custom in-house chipset built specifically for the Galaxy S line. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Publications as disparate as the Wall Street Journal, the Times of India, and the Financial Times are asking: “ Will Ties Ever Be Relevant Again? ,” “ Are Neckties Going Extinct? ” and “ Is This the End of the Tie? ” Allow me to answer: Neckties are irrelevant, going extinct, and ending. Read more...

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Like many toy companies, Lego has come to realize that selling directly to adults is just as lucrative as convincing kids to beg their parents for the latest sets. And what better way to convince grownups to welcome Lego into their homes than with a set that recreates one of the most famous paintings of all time:… Read more...

Amazon isn't the only one hoping you'll be willing to use biometrics to pay at the store . Mastercard has unveiled a Biometric Checkout Program that aims to set standards for paying with scans or gestures. The company hopes to make the purchase as simple as smiling for a camera or waving your hand in front of a reader — you wouldn't risk holding up the queue by reaching for your card, phone or wa

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Supported Disney+ Ads•
The Walt Disney Company announced two months ago that it would be offering an ad-supported tier . While questions remain about the plan, such as pricing and launch date, we now know that Disney+ is keeping the number of ads to a minimum. Today, The Wall Street Journal reported that Disney+ promises to limit total ad load to an average of four minutes of commercials an hour. Also, preschool progra

Elwood Technologies•
Despite continued volatility in the crypto markets, there still are plenty of funding rounds being announced by traditional finance players betting on companies experimenting with crypto. Elwood Technologies , a crypto-focused platform founded by British hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard, closed a $70 million Series A co-led by Goldman Sachs and early-stage venture fund Dawn Capital. Other inves

Round Free Covid Tests•
On Tuesday, the Biden Administration announced that it would be offering free at-home COVID test kits for the third time. U.S. households are now eligible to order up to eight test kits by going to the website and following the order instructions in the site. It should only take a few moments to complete. The announcement follows a recent spike in COVID-19 cases . "As the highly t

As part of Cooking Week , we set out to test some of the most niche (and, in some cases, ridiculous) kitchen gadgets we could find. We wanted to know if these impressive-looking appliances actually do what they claim and if they’re worth the splurge. These are our findings. I’ve been drinking non-dairy milk almost exclusively for about eight years, but only recently did I think to make my own. Ev

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The most distressing thing about Vanity Fair ’s massive look into the future of Star Wars isn’t the lack of any new details about the specific future of Star Wars . It’s that, despite claims to the contrary, I don’t know that Lucasfilm has learned anything from the lessons of the sequel trilogy and its TV series, which… Read more...

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The head of Instagram has a vision for using Web3 to shift power from tech platforms to content creators—which he says will ultimately benefit both.

Capital One Travel•
Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card Capital One Travel is Capital One’s online travel portal, and understanding it is a key part of maximizing the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card . In this post I wanted to take an updated look at how the Capital One Travel portal works, especially as the portal has just been extended to a lot more Capital One cardmembers. W

We all have questions about sex. But not all of us get the answers we need during the most formative years of our lives. Getting access to trustworthy, accurate, and sex positive information about sex can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. New research by UK sex education charity Fumble found that nearly 80 percent of young people don't know what to trust when seeking sex ed online.

SAVE $10.58: Amazon and Walmart have LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on sale for a new record-low of $49.41 as of May 17. It usually retails for $59.99, so this saves you about 18%. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is having a stellar week. After unseating Elden Ring to become the top-selling game of April 2022 (no small feat), its Nintendo Switch edition is now on sale for a new record-low

Save $170: As a Deal of the Day at Best Buy on May 17, the 55-inch F50 Series Insignia QLED Fire TV is on sale for $329.99 — $20 cheaper than the TV's all-time low price at Amazon. But hurry: This deal is for May 17 only. Prime Day is famously a great time of year to score a new TV, particularly ones equipped with Amazon's own Fire TV platform. A remarkable deal on an Insignia Fire TV has emerged

Microsoft Edge is one of the rare browsers that offers both privacy and versatility . One such privacy feature automatically deletes any browsing data, including cookies and site data. That means you can leave a clean slate every time you quit and relaunch Edge, making it difficult for third-party cookies to track you… Read more...

Apple App Store Prices•
Surely, this won’t be abused? Alongside the launch of the iOS 15.5 update , Apple introduced a new set of rules to govern auto-renewing subscriptions on the App Store. Now, instead of asking users to agree to any subscription price increases, developers will be able to roll out a price increase with the user’s explicit consent. The feature feels somewhat anti-consumer, as it allows developers to

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While some look up to the sky and see humankind’s future, astronomers look up with hope to see further back in time than ever before. New telescopes under construction around the world (and one already in space) are setting the stage for a new age in astronomy, one that we hope will reveal how the universe and its… Read more...

The Chinese city of Shanghai may finally be coming out of a brutal six-week lockdown , with officials saying the metropolis has hit three-day goals of little-to-no community transmission among the 16 districts that make up the global financial hub. Read more...

While JetBlue Airways has been making news for its proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines , the New York-based carrier is still trying to button up its own operation. In recent weeks, JetBlue has suffered from multiple operational meltdowns that delayed and canceled thousands of flights and caused downstream impacts for days, inconveniencing thousands of passengers. While the previous meltdowns

United Boeing 777S•
United Airlines just received the news it has been eagerly anticipating: It can start to return its 52 stored Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s to service. “Those airplanes are back — certified to fly,” United CEO Scott Kirby said Tuesday morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” The Chicago-based carrier was forced to ground its Pratt & Whitney-powered 777 fleet in February 2021 after a flight traveling

Samsung 2022 Android•
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 Lite has been upgraded from its 2020 model and released for pre-order on Amazon, but not much about the 2022 iteration is new.

For some iPhone users, AssistiveTouch is vital to their day-to-day work. Making the switch to Android requires a few steps to find similar functionality.

LimeWire Universal Music•
LimeWire was one of the most popular torrenting applications in the early 2000s. The original app was discontinued over a decade ago, but now the name is back to sell music-based NFTs. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Eve Outdoor Cam HomeKit•
Outdoor security cameras are among our favorite bits of smart home tech, so we’re excited to learn about the latest devices, like Eve’s new Outdoor Cam. This is the first floodlight camera designed exclusively for Apple HomeKit Secure Video, and it’s full of smart and convenient features. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Withings ScanWatch•
When I reviewed the original Withings ScanWatch, I called it a “smartwatch for people who don’t like smartwatches.” That’s because it looks like an analog watch but still offers powerful health and fitness features. Now, Withings is taking things even further with the ScanWatch Horizon, the most stylish smartwatch I’ve ever seen. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Chris Hemsworth Spiderhead•
A first trailer for Spiderhead, the new big-budget psychological thriller from Netflix, has arrived. Click below to watch it: Spiderhead , which is based on the short story Escape From Spiderhead by George Sanders, stars Thor actor Chris Hemsworth, Top Gun: Maverick 's Miles Teller, Birds Of Prey 's Jurnee Smollett and Alien: Covenant 's Tess Haubrich. The Netflix movie is set in the near future

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Big Woof Dogecoin cocreator Billy Markus apparently doesn’t think very highly of the people who invest in cryptocurrencies like, well, his. In a tweet appearing to respond to the precipitous crash of the Terra stablecoin last week, in which the coin meant to be tied to the worth of the US Dollar lost a whopping 97 percent of its worth , Markus said it appears that large swaths of crypto investors

Your router is the gateway to faster internet speeds, and the best ASUS routers can do that while providing excellent security, strong parental controls, and advanced customization features. However, ASUS is also well-known for their gaming routers. These models are packed with features that prioritize game data and connect to servers that enhance performance. Many factors influence which router

Four MSNBC Ukraine•
Four Star Gullible Retired US four star general Barry McCaffrey, who also served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under the Bill Clinton administration and makes regular TV appearances as an expert on military affairs, shared a video yesterday of what he said was a “Russian aircraft getting nailed by [Ukraine] missile defense” on Twitter — only to realize minutes late

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Apple is reportedly testing a color E Ink display that would be used as an external screen on an upcoming foldable device, says a trusted Apple analyst. Read more...

Plant-based food options are increasingly becoming more of a fixture in the grocery aisles and restaurants, and Yo! Egg is getting in on the action, poised to launch in U.S. restaurants this year with what CEO Eran Groner says is “the world’s first plant-based sunny-side-up and poached eggs.” The global plant-based eggs market is expected to rise an average of 27% year over year by 2027 to reach

Tractian , a startup developing a product to monitor the status of machines and electrical infrastructure, today announced that it closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by Next47, with participation from Y Combinator and others. The money will be put toward product development and expanding Tractian’s workforce and geographic footprint, according to co-founder and co-CEO Igor Marinelli,

Last year, Bill Gates released “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” It’s a surprisingly breezy read about an extremely heavy topic. The book is a manifesto of sorts, exploring existing technologies and the future breakthroughs that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions down to zero. Gates writes, “What we need now is a plan that turns all this momentum into practical steps to achieve our big goals.”

The Canon EOS R10 is expected to be the surprise co-star of a double launch from the camera giant that's rumored to be taking place in late May. While the other rumored camera from that launch, the Canon EOS R7 , was first mentioned on rumor sites as far back as 2020, the EOS R10 is more of an unknown quantity. According to Canon Rumors , it's expected to be a new entry-level model in the Canon E

Cybercrooks are using free trials of Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools to distribute ransomware , security experts are warning. Blackpoint Cyber founder and CEO Jon Murchison says in order to protect from the rising threat, RMM companies need to have more checks and balances on their free trial system, while everyone else needs to have multi-factor authentication (MFA) active on their

Apple iPhone LC DD•
Apple has revealed a clutch of fresh innovations for its hardware which pushes forward strongly on the accessibility front, capabilities that’ll arrive later in 2022 courtesy of software updates. The new software features, which have been developed using machine learning, include Door Detection for blind or low vision users, as well as a system of Live Captions for the deaf or those with hearing

Telegram is a popular alternative to messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. But while users might flock to Telegram to avoid Meta’s questionable privacy policies, the app has a lot of privacy-friendly options that aren’t actually enabled by default. Let’s run through the best ones, and why you should… Read more...

The Ford Mustang Mach-E GT suffers from long-name syndrome. Most of it has to do with cramming with the word “Mustang” onto the front, which has really angered some Mustang owners on the internet. They can be mad all they want because the GT is a great addition to the Mustang lineage, even though it’s an electric SUV. Starting at over $60,000, the GT is not cheap fun, but it is exhilarating enoug

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In northern New Mexico, the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire is now the single largest in state history, blazing through more than 298,060 acres so far. The second-largest fire was 2012's Whitewater-Baldy burn, which swept through 297,945 acres. The ongoing fire has led to widespread evacuations and the destruction of… Read more...

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Apple has updated its guidelines for developers indicating that subscription based apps can charge more without notifying the user. Apple says in their update that these auto-renewable subscriptions are “a great way to let people access content, services, or premium features” in an app. Read more...

Tab stops in Microsoft Word give you quick and easy ways to move your cursor to certain spots. This is handy for indents or specific spacing. Here, we’ll show you how to add, edit, and remove tab stops in Word. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Audio-Technica, a company with a familiar name to even the most casual listeners, created a great sounding set of buds that, unfortunately, chooses function over form. The ATH-CK550TW have top-of-the-line specs and versatility that should put these earbuds near the top of any buyer’s list. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

When it comes to cooking, the tools you use are just as important as your technique. Naturally, you want to take good care of all of them, but especially your knives. From chopping veggies to slicing meat, a set of good knives are a necessity, and there’s a handy trick that will tell you if one needs to be sharpened. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

For SaaS companies, growth may no longer be enough. Venture capitalist and SaaS sage Jason Lemkin shared notes yesterday on’s recent earnings report. Highlighting the positives he saw from the team productivity service’s Q1 results, Lemkin noted that the company announced strong growth and 125% net revenue retention in its most recent quarter. The Exchange explores startups, markets an

Jumia 2022 Roblox GMV•
Jumia , the pan-African e-commerce company (and sole tech company based on the continent listed on the NYSE), released its first-quarter financial performance today . The company’s results included consistent growth but lapses in some areas compared with Jumia’s previous quarter. As always, the first page of every Jumia report highlights its year-over-year wins. The first quarter of 2022 was no d

Chris Hemsworth Spiderhead•
If Chris Hemsworth asked you to participate in an experimental drug study, what would you say? Well, if you're any of the inmates at the state-of-the-art penitentiary in Netflix's Spiderhead , you don't have much of a choice. In the upcoming sci-fi thriller, prisoners have the possibility to shave time off their sentence by participating in a study run by visionary Steve Abnesti (Hemsworth). Subj

If you’re in the tri-state area, listen up. Today, May 17, Grubhub will offer free lunch to everyone in New York City and the surrounding areas. More specifically, you’ll get up to $15 off your next order, regardless of whether you’re a new or existing user. This promotion was first brought to our attention by Instagram user @mal2ianne . The offer is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while sup

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

US Thanos Ransomware•
The U.S. has named a Venezuelan cardiologist as the alleged mastermind behind the notorious Thanos ransomware . According to the U.S. Justice Department , Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, 55, created and distributed the Thanos software, a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operation that allowed its users to create and deploy their own ransomware variants. Zagala allegedly sold and rented out the ransomw

As environmental issues take center stage with increasingly severe weather incidents, wildfires, droughts and floods across the globe, companies that generate pollution up and down the supply chain are looking for ways to measure their impact on the environment with an ultimate goal of finding ways to minimize their overall contribution to the problem. But in order to improve your carbon footprin

Meta Quest VR Messenger•
Meta is testing end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app, the company announced in a blog post. With the rollout of this test, the company is launching optional end-to-end encryption for Messenger’s one-on-one messages and calls in VR. The test is rolling out as part of the new v40 software update. It’s unclear how many people will get access to the test feature or how users can opt into

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Burritos seem like the perfect self-contained meal, but they’re actually ticking time bombs, as even a masterfully wrapped one can come apart at the seams, leaving your hands and clothes dripping with salsa and sauces. But there’s a potential solution enroute, as engineering students have created what might be the … Read more...

We've now tested every version of Apple's M1 processor, from the first M1 chip in the 13-inch Macbook Pro all the way up to the M1 Ultra in the new Mac Studio, and the chip's ability to scale performance is pretty incredible. The M1 Ultra fuses two M1 Max chips together to get you a processor with 20 CPU cores and 64 GPU cores, along with up to 128GB of RAM, and it's one of the fastest processors

Apple has patched a major zero-day vulnerability being used in the wild against Mac devices and Apple Watches, the company has confirmed. As reported by BleepingComputer , an unidentified cybersecurity researcher notified Apple of an out-of-bounds write issue in the AppleAVD (audio and video decoding kernel extension), which was abused by threat actors to execute arbitrary code with elevated priv

Robotics firm GreyOrange this week announced it has raised $110 million. The funding comes four years after a $140 million Series C that brought the Atlanta-based company’s raise to $170 million. Rather than the standard fundraising round, however, GreyOrange has opted for growth financing, largely backed by Mithril Capital Management, with support from BlackRock. “Given our track record of perfo

Don’t sing the song wrong, man. Karaoke is interminable enough. When KISS’s “Rock and Roll All Night” comes on, don’t be like my friend Mike and sing “I wanna rock and roll all night, and part of every day,” even if that is a more sensible lifestyle choice. Read more...

Musk Twitter Agrawal•
Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media site.

If you’re ready to get back to Europe with your family after the pandemic temporarily paused travel, you’re not alone. All signs point to a very active tourist season this year on the European continent. According to the European Travel Commission , 3 out of 4 Europeans want to travel to another European country this summer, and data from Allianz shows that travel from the U.S. to Europe is up ov

Never mind reading generic guides or practicing with friends — Google is betting that algorithms can get you ready for a job interview. The company has launched an Interview Warmup tool that uses AI to help you prepare for interviews across various roles. The site asks typical questions (such as the classic "tell me a bit about yourself") and analyzes your voiced or typed responses for areas of i

Capital One is partnering with Turo to offer extra rewards for car sharing. Capital One Venture offering 5-10x miles with Turo Capital One and Turo have just launched a new partnership: The Capital One Venture X Credit Card ( review ) now offers 10x Venture miles for Turo spending The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card ( review ) now offers 5x Venture miles for Turo spending This is a limite

Match Group has announced that its dating app , Hinge, is getting a selection of new self-care prompts later this month in order to encourage conversations and reduce the stigma around self-care. Available on iOS and Android , Hinge is trying to use algorithms to match single people up with others, based on personalities and answers that you give when you first sign up. According to Hinge’s own r

Withings ScanWatch Horizon proves that when it comes to smartwatches, you actually can have both style and functionality at the same time.

I was obsessed with Costco croissants as tween. My mom would buy huge plastic containers of them that my sisters and I would plow through in a few days. They were my favorite bread. Today, I am often tempted by similarly sized containers of all-butter croissants at the grocery store—the abundance is appealing—but, as… Read more...

Arrived Homes FV Raises•
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Arrived has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Forerunner Ventures to give people the ability to buy shares in single-family rentals with “as little as $100.” Returning backers include Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos; Good Friends, a venture fund run by the CEOs and co-founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s and Allbirds; Spencer Rascoff, co-founder a

Apple Harry Styles•
Apple Music will start livestreaming some concerts from major artists this week as part of a new series. Apple Music Live kicks off with a Harry Styles show that subscribers in 167 countries will able to watch live and at no extra cost on May 20th. The company says Apple Music Live is a way to "give the biggest stars in music the biggest possible platform to flaunt how they connect with audiences

Are you the parent of a teen about to turn 18? Congratulations! It’s an exciting time as young adults wrap up high school and start the next chapter of their lives, which will include a host of new travel considerations. My son just hit this benchmark age, and in addition to many exciting life milestones, each travel adventure this year has unveiled a new hurdle. Some of these have been easier to

Vivun was built by Matt Darrow, a guy who cut his teeth in pre-sales at Zuora. He believed that pre-sales teams had a lot to offer to the organization, but there really wasn’t any software to capture that knowledge. That’s why he built Vivun. The company is helping define a new software category, which tends to get the attention of investors. Darrow says more than that, the company is fundamental

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Instabug , a startup that aims to help mobile developers monitor, identify and fix bugs within apps, has raised $46 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners. The raise comes just over two years after the startup raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Accel, which doubled down on its investment in the latest financing. New backers Forgepoint Capital and Endeavor also put m

Musk Twitter Agrawal•
When The New York Times got its hands on some of Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter, a company that he is in the process of purchasing, you would have been forgiven for thinking that Musk knew what he was buying. Per the Times’ reporting, we learned that Musk expects to bolster Twitter’s revenue to “$26.4 billion by 2028, up from $5 billion last year,” while growing the company’s user base from “217 m

Announced at this month’s NewFronts, Amazon and Peacock demonstrated new ad formats that use similar virtual product placement (VPP) tools, a post-production technique for inserting a brand into a TV show or movie scene. Amazon presented its new VPP tool, currently operating in beta, that lets advertisers place their branded products directly into streaming content after they have already been fi

A small handful of Snap Kit platform developers have not yet complied with the new guidelines around anonymous messaging and friend-finding apps announced in March . The Snapchat maker revamped its developer platform policies on March 17, 2022, to ban anonymous apps and require developers to build friend-finding apps to limit access to users 18 or older. The policy changes were effective immediat

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Even more actors join Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon . Get a look at the cast of HBO’s Gremlins cartoon, Secrets of the Mogwai . The first images from the Quantum Leap reboot are here. Plus, what’s coming on the now-final season of Roswell, New Mexico . Spoilers, away! Read more...

Linktree NFT OpenSea•
For creators and businesses, Linktree has made it easy to condense and displays all relevant links in just one spot. You've likely seen these links across Instagram and Twitter profiles. Now, the company has announced a new set of NFT features for creators within the Web3 space , allowing creators to showcase digital collectibles. The new features are born from a collaboration with OpenSea , the

Cruise ships are great places to meet new people, mingle and enjoy a party. But sometimes you just want to be alone, reading a book, contemplating life, watching the sea and totally spacing out. Fortunately, there are “secret” places to do that even on the largest cruise ships. As a basic rule of thumb, if you want to be alone — but not in your cabin or on your private balcony — then head all the

Google G Suite Legacy•
Google has had a change of heart about a recent decision affecting non-paying legacy users of its G Suite productivity applications . At the start of 2022, Google sent out a message to anyone using G Suite legacy free edition – which lets users access its email , cloud storage and other apps on a custom domain – and said that, starting in May, users would need to pay. "For businesses, the G Suite

Mastercard Program•
Mastercard will soon allow consumers to pay with a smile or a wave, the company has revealed. The payments giant announced it will soon roll out a new Biometric Checkout Program, which will lay out a set of standards for banks, merchants , and technology providers to adhere to when people pay using biometrics. The announcement comes alongside research that suggests 74% of global consumers have a

In 2015, President Obama lifted many restrictions on travel between the United States and Cuba. Then in 2019, President Trump added major restrictions on travel between the United States and Cuba. Now President Biden is reversing many of Trump’s restrictions on travel to Cuba, bringing the policy more closely in line with that of Obama. Americans can take group trips to Cuba again As reported by

In the immortal words of Mike Tyson after losing a fight, “I might just fade into Bolivian.” Tyson was answering a reporter’s question about where he would go next in his career—and he meant that state of being blissfully unconscious or unaware of what’s happening, or “oblivion.” Oops. Read more...

It looks like the biggest Windows 11 update yet could land any day now. Known as Windows 11 22H2 , as well as Sun Valley 2, for many people – including myself – this is a make or break moment for Microsoft’s fledgling operating system. As Windows Latest reports , references in code suggest that the the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of Windows 11 22H2 will land in May or June, with ‘relia

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Elon Musk, current Tesla CEO and perhaps not Twitter’s future owner, has a message for the social media network he once coveted but now comments on with poop emojis: Show him that spam bots and fake accounts are less than 5% of Twitter users or watch him blow this whole deal up. Read more...

Netflix Subscribers•
Netflix is turning to a conventional strategy to improve its originals: the focus group. Variety has learned Netflix has been screening movies and TV shows in advance to obtain feedback from subscribers invited to participate. Customers reportedly watch several titles over the course of six months and fill out a survey to indicate what they liked, hated or would change. The company confirmed that

Meta has poached a senior silicon engineer from Intel in a move that appears designed to kickstart the development of custom server chips for its datacenters. Jon Dama joined Meta earlier this month as Director for Silicon for the infrastructure hardware group, in which role he will take charge of multiple design teams focused on “innovating the datacenter for scale”. Meta has not indicated preci

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When it comes to finding the right flights, cost is a significant factor for most of us—if you really don’t care how expensive your flight is, then you’re probably either traveling on the company dime or rich enough to have your own private jet anyway. For everyone else, there are certain tips and tricks to know for… Read more...

Pentagon US Hearing•
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Congress is holding its first public hearing on unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) in decades in light of a number of videos captured by U.S. Navy pilots that show odd-looking flying vehicles. The hearing will be held by a House panel today (Tuesday) at 9 a.m. EDT, and you can watch it live on the committee’s … Read more...

If someone asked you to quickly name a dozen or more of our country’s national parks , odds are Petrified Forest National Park wouldn’t immediately come to mind. This Arizona national park just doesn’t carry the same name recognition as Yellowstone , Great Smoky Mountains , the Grand Canyon , Yosemite , Grand Teton or Zion . In fact, it wasn’t until our recent trip to Arizona and Utah that I real

Javaughn Lawrence was wandering around Eniac Ventures’ entrepreneur-in-residence program in 2020 looking for a product, and found inspiration from some Pokémon cards. He joined a Facebook group for Pokémon collectors and started watching people host what he called “ripping and shipping,” where they were ripping open packs of Pokémon cards and selling them. “It was interesting, but the actual expe

Greenlight , the Atlanta, GA-based fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, is launching a credit card. The Greenlight-branded card, offered through Mastercard, offers up to 3% unlimited cash back on all purchases and gives parents the option to automatically invest those cash rewards in stocks and ETFs to spend on family-related expenses, co-founder and CEO Tim Sheehan

Even as more traditional financial players enter the crypto world, blockchain investor Fortis Digital Ventures is closing a $100 million crypto fund that aims to bridge the gap between the old and new finance worlds. “By building an investment fund focused on blockchain opportunities, we get to spend our time doing due diligence on teams and tech in web3, which gives us insight into what is missi

Crypto-savvy developers are in short supply these days. Blockchain startups and protocols are fighting to onboard and train more engineers — an even tougher undertaking in a world where developing on Ethereum vs. Solana vs. Polkadot vs. another blockchain can require completely different programming skill sets. London, United Kingdom-based startup Encode Club , founded in 2020, trained 15,000 dev

Software integrations can be challenging. While serverless functions-as-a-service (FaaS) products like AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and CloudFlare Workers can help ease the complexity, they aren’t always the right fit for developers looking to deploy and run integrations with other software apps. Just ask the team at BrightRoll, the programmatic video advertising platform acquired by Yahoo

In the construction industry, managers can become disconnected from what’s happening on-site — particularly when dealing with pandemic-related disruptions. Among the top hurdles are staying on top of costs, communicating with all stakeholders, and assessing risk related to aspects like contractor billing and performance. The disconnect can lead to delays and unanticipated expenses. One study foun

The lithium-ion battery packs in an electric vehicle (EV) may be akin to the one in your cell phone, but do they degrade as quickly? We take a look at how long an electric car’s battery really lasts. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Poor indoor air quality isn’t just gross; it can also make you ill or fatigued. That’s why the all-new ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium packs a built-in air quality and moisture monitor, along with several other improvements. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

There are plenty of affordable wireless earbuds on the market, but Skullcandy is one of the more popular options that’s easy to recommend. And that’ll likely continue with the new Skullcandy Mod true wireless earbuds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Capital One Travel•
Capital One is launching a partnership with carsharing platform Turo, and opening up use of its travel portal to more cardmembers. Continue reading ...

I remember the first time I heard about fitness trackers that could spit out metrics about my running. A friend lent me what was probably an early-generation Garmin, and I was gobsmacked to learn that it could tell me my exact pace at any given moment . Hey look, I’m running a 10 minute mile! Now look, I’ve sped up a… Read more...

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The history of the internet is repeatedly reduced to the story of the singular ARPANET. But BBSs were just as important—if not more.

China US Zero Covid•
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ASUS ROG Flow X16 2•
ASUS has refreshed its gaming laptop lineup to add the latest components from AMD, Intel and NVIDIA. Of the two computers it announced today, the more intriguing one is the ROG Flow X16. It builds on the company’s previous gaming 2-in-1s by adding an enviable display to the mix. The X16 will come with a mini-LED panel. According to the company, the QHD screen features a 165Hz refresh rate and a 3

Dolmen, a sci-fi action RPG set to emerge in just a few days on May 20, won’t be launching with Intel’s XeSS tech on-board – that’s Team Blue’s DLSS rival – with the developer having clarified this. Originally, the developer of Dolmen was questioned by Wccftech in an interview regarding whether the RPG would have XeSS support at launch, and (as flagged by Tom’s Hardware ) said: “I think I can tel

Classic Google Sites•
Google has once again shifted the deadline for its Google Sites migration from June 1, 2022 to the end of the year. The company first announced its plans to replace classic Google Sites with an all-new offering back in 2017, telling users they had until December 1, 2021 to move to the new website builder . Although this is now the third time the not-so hard deadline has shifted , Google says it w

A key part of adulting is learning to feed ourselves. Some might opt for restaurants or takeout for sustenance, but that can get expensive. The best option is to learn to cook your own meals. That might sound harsh, especially if cooking doesn't sound fun to you, but there are a plethora of resources online for cooks of all levels. Be it beginner how-tos or deep-dive YouTube videos, we hope this

If you’ve flown American Airlines, you’ve probably heard the inflight credit card sales pitch for American’s co-branded Barclays credit card, typically marketed as an “exclusive limited time inflight offer.” Flight attendants are paid for each approved application, so it’s potentially a significant revenue stream for employees. Different flight attendants take this to different levels — some just

Imply $100M Thoma Bravo•
The desire to extract value from enterprise data has only grown as the pandemic prompts organizations to digitize their operations. But organizations often lack the right set of tools to do so. According to a recent Fivetran survey , 82% of companies are making decisions based on stale information, 85% of which say is leading to incorrect decisions and lost revenue. With the popularization of rea

Festivals are one of the best parts of summer, although sometimes they can be a bit of a money suck . When figuring out which, if any, you should travel to or buy tickets for, you’ll want to consider what kind of music you’re into, whether you care about extra stuff like food vendors or afterparties, and how much it’ll… Read more...

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. Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid Covid-19 is far more likely to kill you if you’re old. One reason is that aged immune systems struggle to cope with infections and recover from them. So why not try drugs that make bodies young again? I

WhatsApp Soon Groups•
If you choose to leave a WhatsApp group that has become increasingly noisy or irrelevant, the app will post a notification that anybody can see in-chat. It's probably not a big deal in most instances... unless it's a group with relatives or friends who are inclined to ask why you'd left. According to WABetaInfo , WhatsApp is working on an upcoming feature that could prevent awkward confrontations

Advertisement from D.A.D.A. Auto Show, souvenir book of cartoons, season 1907-08 / Detroit Automobile Dealers Association ; American Printing Company. Title from cover. Primarily consists of cartoons featuring members of the Detroit Automobile Dealers Association by cartoonists Leipziger, Nash, Allan, Hassinger and Marschner. Includes advertisements, floor plan, excerpt of rules, and musical prog

Strategically buying points for premium travel can be a great value. The Finnair Plus program has just launched its latest promotion on purchasing points. While it’s not quite as lucrative as the promotion we saw at the end of 2021 (which included the ability to earn elite status), the cost per mile here is still very attractive. Buy Finnair Plus points at a huge discount Through Tuesday, May 31,

Apple Previews iPhone LC•
Apple has released a bevy of new accessibility features for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac, including a universal live captioning tool, improved visual and auditory detection modes, and iOS access to WatchOS apps. The new capabilities will arrive “later this year” as updates roll out to various platforms. The most widely applicable tool is probably live captioning, already very popular with tools l

Discord has a new Party Mode to celebrate the app's seventh anniversary, though the fun new feature may not be something you want running on your system if you're precious over your CPU usage. Party Mode is a purely cosmetic addition with no real user benefits, adding some audio and visual changes such as cheering crowds, confetti and a combo counter that appears when you type. While it has no re

Apple iPhone DD LC•
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is this Thursday (May 19th) and Apple, like many other companies, is announcing assistive updates in honor of the occasion . The company is bringing new features across iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch, and the most intriguing of the lot is systemwide Live Captions. Similar to Google's implementation on Android , Apple's Live Captions will transcribe audio play

In January 2020 a passenger lost their iPad on an American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to Dallas – Fort Worth. As they explained it “somehow got ‘swallowed’ by [the] seat” in business class. The passenger reports that the pilot (!) helped him to “partially strip away some of the seat upholstery including the life vest” but they weren’t able to find it. And they abandoned the search. Cont

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We were promised jetpacks that never arrived. But you know what’s finally here? Big, honking drones you can ride on.

South Dakota Iowa Billions•
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In February 2020, a cloud of gas washed over Sartartia, Mississippi, causing residents to pass out on the spot and sending nearly 50 people to local hospitals. Unbeknownst to the residents, a carbon dioxide pipeline half a mile away from the town had ruptured , sending a cloud of CO2 washing over the community.… Read more...

Skullcandy Mod Earbuds•
The inherently losable nature of wireless earbuds can make it hard to justify dropping $200+ on offerings from Apple and Google , but for $60, the new Skullcandy Mod earbuds pair excellent battery life with ambient sound boosting and multi-device connectivity, making them ideal for doing work when you’re constantly… Read more...

The gig economy has, to use a well-worn word, disrupted industries from ride-hailing to quick-service restaurants. Contract work has its downsides , namely on the pay and benefits side of the equation. But sheer force of will and unit economics beneficial to corporations have catapulted it into the mainstream. A 2019 study by Mastercard estimated that the global gig economy now generates $204 bil

You may have noticed that your network router has a USB port on the back, but you may be unsure what it’s for. The answer to that question depends on your router model, but that little port is incredibly versatile! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Singapore Airlines has historically offered its KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promo, whereby you can get significant savings on award tickets in select regions. During the pandemic this promotion has largely been paused, but it has recently been brought back. This is getting especially useful, with Singapore continuing to ease travel restrictions . There are all kinds of opportunities to save mil

Strategically buying miles & points can represent a great deal, especially for luxury travel. Emirates Skywards has just launched its latest sale on purchased miles. While this isn’t personally how I’d choose to acquire Emirates Skywards miles, this offer is at least worth covering. Promotion on purchased Emirates Skywards miles Through 11:59PM GST on Friday, May 27, 2022, Emirates Skywards is of

Stories from the set of The Office are famously upbeat and lighthearted, but in their new book The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There , Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey chatted about one dreadful, disastrous, downright dangerous day on set. In Chapter 12, titled "Death Bus," the former co-stars and current co-hosts of Stitcher's Office Ladies podcast shared that

Unit, a banking-as-a-service startup, has closed on a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Insight Partners. Existing backers Accel, Better Tomorrow Ventures and Flourish Ventures also participated in the financing, which values the company at $1.2 billion. The raise follows a $51 million Series B financing that was announced last June, and brings its total equity raised since inception

Sonos Ray Sub Mini•
Last week, Sonos officially unveiled the Sonos Ray , its most affordable soundbar to date. And if you were waiting (longing and yearning) for a new budget subwoofer to go with it, you're not alone. Sonos initially teased the idea of a Sub Mini last November, on its mobile app and now, nearly six months later, rumors about the Sonos Sub Mini are finally gaining momentum. But why has it taken Sonos

Fashinza Raises Series•
The pandemic has majorly affected the global supply chain, with 60% of U.S. adults in an August 2021 Gallup survey saying that they’ve been unable to get a product they wanted in the past two months because of shortages. Bearing the brunt of the impact is the fashion industry, which employs millions of workers at retail stores, suppliers, and manufacturing factories around the world. Bangladesh,

While Wyndham is the largest hotel franchising company in the world in terms of number of properties (the company has 9,300 hotels in 90 countries), I don’t talk all that much about its loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. Wyndham Rewards has just launched its newest global promotion, valid for stays this summer. This offer has the potential to be pretty lucrative, especially for those making shorte

A new way of making OLED screens has just been unveiled by manufacturer Japan Display (via OLED-info ), and it promises to deliver twice the brightness of current OLED displays thanks to huge improvements in efficiency, which also mean it could be ideal for phones by delivering current brightness levels with much lower power consumption. Known as eLEAP, the tech also means that the OLED panels wo

Musk Twitter Agrawal•
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Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter acquisition is getting less and less likely – at least at the terms initially agreed upon. On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Musk is looking to renegotiate the deal terms and possibly look to acquire the social media site at a lower price. Musk previously said he'd put the deal "on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed repre

I am not a chef. I’m not a cook. I’m barely a functioning male adult, but I wanted an air fryer. Not because I live on chicken fingers and fries but because there’s no quicker way for me to make crispy gyoza from frozen, to make relatively healthy (not-quite) fried chicken and douse it in fiery Korean sauces and sesame seeds. More broadly, air fryers have expanded my kitchen repertoire without fo

While Wyndham is the largest hotel franchising company in the world in terms of number of properties (the company has 9,300 hotels in 90 countries), I don’t talk all that much about its loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards. Wyndham Rewards has just launched its newest global promotion, valid for stays this summer. This offer has the potential to be pretty lucrative, especially for those making shorte

Meta Quest VR Messenger•
Your Meta Quest 2 VR headset should soon reach a new milestone, as update v40 is steadily rolling out right now. Once your device has received the upgrade you can expect several new security and accessibility options to become available. This includes selective app restrictions that will help you keep some users from accessing content you don’t want them to. (Image credit: Meta) When v31 of the Q

A secret Xbox Series X feature that lets you see the exact number of nits your TV is outputting when in the console’s HDR calibration app has been discovered by a Reddit user. If you’re familiar with the HDR calibration app on Xbox consoles, you’ll already know that you’re presented with a series of checkerboard patterns and asked to make the screen brighter or darker until the squares look the s

Google Bay View MV•
Google has finally opened its Bay View campus to employees almost 10 years after revealing its initial plans for the new facility back in 2013. It's the first Google campus the company has developed itself, and it definitely doesn't look like the traditional offices you're used to. One of the first things you'll probably notice about the new HQ, for instance, is its roof that looks like dragonsca

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This high-powered gaming phone will satisfy all the playing needs of obsessive gamers. The rest of us should look elsewhere.

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Two new studies found genetic mutations that cause severe immune deficiencies are common in some remote populations, leaving them highly vulnerable to viruses.

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Defense tech companies have latched on to the metaverse hype—but what they’re building will be a far cry from Meta’s virtual world.

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US researchers' “Dr. Evil project” proves drug discovery AI could be used to create biochemical weapons.

When it comes to internet speeds, download speeds get all the glory. But upload speeds are increasingly important as the way we use home internet shifts. Here’s how much you need. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Red Hat Kubernetes•
Last January, Red Hat announced that it was acquiring Kubernetes security startup StackRox, a company that had raised over $65 million since it was founded in 2014. With StackRox, the company acquired a sophisticated security solution for cloud-native applications, which it then rebranded under the slightly more prosaic name of ‘Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security (ACS) for Kubernetes.” Now, the co

American Airlines no longer consistently flies between Los Angeles and Toronto. However, for a brief period this September, American will be relaunching the route. Not just with any plane, but rather with the carrier’s ultra-premium Airbus A321Ts, which are typically used for premium transcontinental routes. American Airlines’ special Los Angeles to Toronto service American Airlines will be bring

WhatsApp Groups Silently•
WhatsApp is finally working on making things less awkward when you want to leave a group chat, by removing the notification that's sent to everyone in the group, except for admins. After confirming that groups would be expanded to hold up to 512 members, alongside rolling out message reactions and higher file transfers, discretion looks to be the next aim for WhatsApp. Leaving groups when you fee

AMD’s new refreshed RDNA 2 GPUs – a trio of slightly faster spins on existing Big Navi models – are in plentiful stock in the US (and seeing decent levels in other regions), with the graphics cards being pegged firmly at Team Red’s recommended pricing. That’s the observation of one of the regular hardware leakers who chips in via Twitter, Greymon55, who tweeted in reference to these new 6x50 XT m

Spotify NFT Testing•
Spotify's latest test feature is allowing some artists to promote NFTs on their profiles, and – as is often the case with non-fungible tokens – the community response has been rather sour, to say the least. Music Ally reports that this latest Spotify test is currently limited to a select few Android users in the US, who are able to view NFT galleries being promoted by artists including Steve Aoki

Agrawal Elon Musk Twitter•
In a new tweet fired at Twitter before market open, Elon Musk has reiterated that his $44BN deal to buy the social media platform is on hold over the issue of spambots. But now he’s tacitly accusing the company of lying over the proportion of fake/spam accounts on the platform, claiming its CEO “publicly refused to show proof of Musk has also set what sounds like an outright ultimatum — writing:

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If you’re one of a few people fortunate enough to be able to afford a $55 million ticket to space, the odds are that you’re not much accustomed to hard labor. Members of the all-private crew to the International Space Station recently reflected on their journey to low Earth orbit, complaining that they had too much… Read more...

Musk Twitter Agrawal•
The deal to buy Twitter can't "move forward" without proof of spam account numbers, Mr Musk says.

GTA Mobile Delayed•
In its latest financial earnings report, GTA owner Take-Two suggested the upcoming mobile port of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive edition has been delayed. The anthology title, which collects remastered versions of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas in a single bundle, was originally released late last year. It dropped on PS5 , Xbox Series X |S, Nintendo Switch , as well as last-gen

There have been tens, and probably even hundreds, of movies about the apocalypse by this point. But at least to our knowledge, this is the first time one has been set in a peep show in 1980s Chicago. Starring Caito Aase and Shaina Schrooten, Luke Boyce's horror sees a stripper joining forces with a religious protester after the two become trapped together while all hell pretty much literally brea

Buffalo Discord Months•
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The white supremacist terrorist who killed 10 people and injured three on Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York openly planned his mass shooting on the messaging platform Discord, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Read more...

ExpressVPN is probably the world’s best-known VPN service, with servers located in 94 countries. It promises to encrypt your browsing data on a huge number of devices, with fast speeds and no bandwidth limitations. But there’s more to a VPN service than servers and connection speeds. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Linktree New NFT Features•
Link-in-bio platform Linktree is the latest company that is looking to integrate NFTs into its service, as the company has revealed a set of new features that will allow creators to showcase their NFTs and “build a community around ownership.” The company says that with this new launch, creators will have new ways to monetize their craft and curate a digital identity. The new features were develo

Cybercriminals may be getting more sophisticated by the day, but simple HTML file distribution still remains one of the most popular tactics, new research shows. According to telemetry data from cybersecurity company Kaspersky, in the first four months of 2022, there were more than two million malicious emails carrying weaponized HTML files. March 2022 was the most active month of the year so far

Apple Subscription•
You know that feeling when it seems like money simply disappears from your wallet and accounts? It's about to get (a little) worse. Until now, when an app on Apple's App Store increased its subscription price, subscribers were notified and required to opt in. If they failed to do so, the subscription would not be renewed at the next billing period. But this has changed. In an update on its site f

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Apple Kuo Foldable iPhone•
We’ve been waiting years for the iPhone Flip and we’ll probably be waiting a few years more, but when it does arrive it could be quite different to any current foldable phone. That’s because, according to Ming-Chi Kuo – an analyst with a good track record for Apple information – the phone might have an E Ink cover display. Apple is apparently testing E Ink’s Electronic Paper Display (EPD) for use

The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.

TL;DR: As of May 17, the Zuum Self-Balancing E-Skates are on sale for 30% off, so you can get them for $350 instead of $500. A mix between old-school skates and new-school hoverboards, the Zuum Shoes definitely sparked interest during their appearance on Shark Tank . Shark Robert Herjavec even gave them a whirl himself. Despite not securing the funding they were looking for, the creators behind t

TL;DR: As of May 17, a lifetime license to Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows is on sale for just $49.99, when it would normally cost $349. That's savings of 85%. Businesses of all shapes and sizes rely on Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, and Teams every day. If you don’t have these programs installed on your computer and attempt to use different tools, it can hinder workfl

TL;DR: As of May 17, you can get lifetime access to Ivacy VPN and NAT Firewall for $47.99 with the code VPN20 , when it would usually cost $1,254. That's a staggering discount of 96%. Public WiFi, although free, poses a risk for users. While public WiFi networks have gotten safer overall, they still open you up to the risk of being hacked. The wise thing to do is connect to a VPN if you’re workin

TL;DR: As of May 17, you can get a refurbished Wifi-Only Apple iPad 6th Gen with 32GB for just $249.99, meaning that it's down 37% from its regular price of $399 when bought new. Tech savings are the best savings. And if the tech is Apple-branded, you’ve basically hit the lottery. Congrats on your winnings: If you’re tablet shopping, you can pick up a 2018 iPad (6th Generation) plus accessories f

There's something about Mumbai, and falling in love in Mumbai, as Amazon Prime's latest series shows viewers. Enclosed by the Arabian Sea and coined India's "city of dreams", romance underscores Mumbai. It is the home of Bollywood, known for its constant releases of romantic films ; it is the inspiration behind many a sentimental novel . So it's only fitting that the first international edition o

Office Kinsey J. Fischer•
For years, fans of The Office have debated the greatest relationship to come out of the show. Hopeless romantics and suckers for a slow-burn romance argue it's Jim and Pam. Lovers of wonderfully weird, unconventionally perfect pairings stan Dwight and Angela. "Opposites attract" skeptics root for Michael and Holly. Refrigerator aficionados with old souls might favor Phyllis and Bob Vance. Wholeso

Conti Gang Costa Rica•
Last week, Costa Rica declared a state of emergency following a massive Conti ransomware attack on its government. Now, Conti has boosted its threat, saying its aim is nothing less than to overthrow the government, The Associated Press has reported. "We have our insiders in your government," the group said. "We are also working on gaining access to your other systems, you have no other options bu

Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts are conversation starters that users answer as part of their profiles and are displayed to potential matches. The prompts are designed to allow users to showcase their personality instead of having a generic bio. Wit

Covid-19 is far more likely to kill you if you’re old. One reason is that aged immune systems struggle to cope with infections and recover from them. So why not try drugs that make bodies young again? That’s the bold idea now being explored in clinical trials around the world, which are testing drugs that reverse the impacts of age on the body, rejuvenate the immune system and clear out aged, wor

"Pro" and "plus" are modern product marketing buzzwords that essentially signify that a product is the upgraded version of the original. Otherwise, they're abstract as hell, meaning something different to each brand. Instant Pot has given into the pro/plus trend twice, making the crowded Instant Pot lineup even harder to keep straight. Both the Instant Pot Pro and Instant Pot Pro Plus came out in

Storyblok CMS HV Capital•
The world of web development continues to become increasingly more democratized — and more creative — thanks to innovations in “headless” systems that give more flexibility around how a site can look and function: an API-based middle ground between using rigid templates and building and maintaining every single component of a web’s tech stack from the ground up. Today, one of the startups buildin

Tableau Salesforce•
When Salesforce spent almost $16 billion to buy Tableau in 2019, it was getting a company with a goal of bringing data to the masses. As a cloud solution, it fits nicely into the growing Salesforce federation of cloud products and services. Over time, it makes sense that the two companies are finding ways to integrate with each other’s technology and across the family of products. Today at Tablea

Earlybird VC was one of the, if not the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997, it’s gone on to back N26 and UiPath, among many others. And in the past four months, two more Earlybird portfolio companies have become Unicorns: Aiven, a Finnish software company that combines open source with cloud infrastructure and OneFootball, a German

CarePoint, a technology-driven healthcare startup, has raised $10 million bridge round to accelerate its growth across Africa, as it seeks to make healthcare accessible to the masses. The startup recently entered Egypt, its fourth market in Africa, after Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. It is now eyeing North and East Africa, to continue its growth which is driven by mergers and acquisitions. The startu

Some private companies are keeping tabs on employees with systems that may rely on questionable behavioral science foundations.

Meet Claap , a French startup that has been working on a way to collaborate more efficiently as a distributed team. Claap is officially launching its product today. Instead of relying exclusively on a mix of written memos and Zoom calls, Claap lets you share and receive quick vide