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Apple's next iPhone might finally get always-on display

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2KMashable / 22h
Apple's iPhone 14 , likely to come out in the fall, will have a feature Android devices have had for years: an always-on display. This is according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who laid out Apple's possible plans in the latest instalment of his "Power On" newsletter (via MacRumors ). According to the report, Apple's iOS 16 — likely to come alongside the next iPhone — will come with an "enhanced" l

How The Iconic Back To The Future Car Came Back Better Than Ever

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300+SlashGear / 11h
The iconic "Back to the Future" car is returning in an all-electric form, one first teased during the Super Bowl and now fully revealed by the company.

JetBlue Delays Boston To London Flight Launch

2KOne Mile at a Time / 17h
In August 2021, JetBlue launched its much anticipated transatlantic service, with a New York to London route. In April 2022, the airline announced it would add its first transatlantic routes out of Boston, as the airline will fly to two airports in London. Unfortunately this service has just been delayed by a few weeks due to some late deliveries from Airbus. JetBlue’s Boston to London route laun

Egyptian q-commerce platform Appetito bags Lamma for over $10M

TechCrunch / 9min
Appetito, the Egyptian platform that delivers groceries and household products to customers from 11 dark stores across three cities in the North African country, is acquiring Lamma, an identical startup with operations in the Maghreb regions of Tunisia and Morocco. Appetito didn’t disclose the size of the deal in its statement, and neither did CEO Shehab Mokhtar when quizzed about it via email. B

China's military scientists call for development of anti-Starlink measures

China Musk Starlink•
Engadget / 52min
China must develop capabilities to disable and maybe even destroy Starlink internet satellites, the country's military researchers said in a paper published by the Chinese journal Modern Defense Technology . The authors highlighted the possibility of Starlink being used for military purposes that could aid other countries and threaten China's national security. According to South China Morning Po

Rimac raises more than $500M from Porsche, Softbank and Goldman Sachs

Rimac Porsche Goldman•
TechCrunch / 1h
Rimac Group said Tuesday it has raised 500 million euro ($536 million), funds that will help the Croatian startup expand beyond its electric hypercar roots and grow into a global EV components supplier — and eventually a publicly traded company. Softbank Vision Fund 2 and Goldman Sachs led the Series D investment round in a deal that valued the manufacturer at 2 billion euro ($2.2 billion). The r

France’s Alven VC launches 6th fund with a hard cap of €350M

TechCrunch / 1h
With a heritage that goes back to the fabled times of 2000 A.D. (since when it has backed 160 European teams) Paris-based early stage fund Alven , has something of a reputation to keep up. After investing in unicorns such as Qonto, Dataiku, Algolia, Stripe and Ankorstore, it now has €2B in assets under management. But that was yesterday. And today it’s coming out with its sixth fund, having hit a

Nvidia RTX 4090: Everything we know about Nvidia's next flagship graphics card

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Nvidia RTX 4090 is one of the most anticipated graphics card launches in memory, as rumors around the processing power (and power demands) of the next-gen BFGPU have gamers everywhere salivating. The current-gen RTX 3090 was one of the most impressive graphics cards we'd ever seen when it launched, and even with the slightly more powerful Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti being the current standard-bearer f

Upway lands $25 million to sell more refurbished electric bikes

TechCrunch / 2h
French startup Upway has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Exor Seeds and Sequoia Capital. The company sells second-hand electric bikes that have been refurbished and are ready to roll. In many ways, Upway reminds me of online marketplaces for cars. The startup provides a seamless experience for buyers who want to buy an electric bike but don’t want to pay the full price of a new electri

South Africa’s Talk360 raises $4M to build single payment platform for Africa

TechCrunch / 2h
Many businesses looking to set up pan-African operations are often met with the challenge of establishing payment services that are appropriate for each country they go to. Most of the payment services merchants working in the continent have solutions that are limited to specific regions, meaning that businesses have to sign deals with multiple providers to cater for the unique preferences of the

Get lifetime access to this stacked ASL bundle for under £40

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Complete American Sign Language Master Class Bundle is on sale for £39.51, saving you 85% on list price. There are so many ways to learn American Sign Language (ASL) that don’t involve struggling to stay awake in a classroom. You could try an app or simply watch dozens of YouTube videos. But if you want something a little more structured than scrolling the YouTube app, Cudoo’s Complete

Safari is now the second browser to hit one billion users worldwide

Apple Safari Chrome•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Apple’s Safari browser now has over one billion users, accounting for almost 20 percent of everyone on the internet. These numbers are from Atlas VPN which conducted a study to identify the most widely used internet browsers. Despite Safari hitting a monumental goal, it doesn’t even come close to Google Chrome’s colossal numbers. Atlas VPN pulled data from GlobalStates and InternetWorldStats, and

Assassin's Creed kicks off new Xbox Game Pass and Ubisoft partnership

Xbox Game Pass June•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Microsoft has announced the next batch of titles hitting Xbox Game Pass this month, as it rolls out the first fruits of its new Ubisoft partnership. Assassin’s Creed Origins and For Honor: Marching Fire Edition headline the releases. According to an Xbpx Wire blog post, they’ll be available to play on Xbox Series X |S, Xbox One , PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming . They mark the start of a new partnershi

Texas: Supreme Court blocks state's 'de-platforming' law

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100+BBC News - Technology / 3h
The Republican-led state had banned social media companies from censoring users based on their "views".

Garmin unleashes Forerunner 955 and 255 series watches

Garmin Forerunner 255•
TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Garmin has released its Forerunner 955 and 255 series of watches after months of speculation. Numbering six watches in total, it unveiled two 955 models - the Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar and a non-solar option - while the 255 series gets the 255 and 255s in both music and non-music options. We'll dive into the full specs below, and each watch will receive its own hands-on first impressions and fu

Garmin updates its mid-range running watch for the first time in three years

Garmin Forerunner 255•
Engadget / 3h
Garmin hasn't touched its mid-tier Forerunner 200-series GPS running watches since 2019, but it's ready to catch up with a major update — plus another for the most demanding athletes. The company has introduced the Forerunner 255, a follow-up to the 245 that adds full triathlon support as well as more accurate multi-band GPS, Garmin Pay and race prep tools that include a multi-function widget and

BTS visited the White House to speak about anti-Asian hate, completely upstaged the U.S. government

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Mashable / 4h
The White House held possibly its most viewed press briefing ever on Tuesday, as almost 200,000 people tuned in to the live stream to see K-pop group BTS speak on anti-Asian hate. Introduced by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the group delivered a short speech on anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian inclusion, and diversity . Each of BTS' seven members took turns stepping up to the podiu

How To Enable Dark Mode On Windows 11

SlashGear / 5h
Dark modes are more popular than ever, offering relief for tired eyes and better battery life. Windows 11 has its own dark mode, and it's easy to enable.

The death knell for SPACs?

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TechCrunch / 5h
It was a tough day for special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, which had already fallen out of favor after roughly 18 months in the limelight. First, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced today that she’s planning a bill that targets the SPAC industry. Called the “ SPAC Accountability Act of 2022 ,” the bill would expand the legal liability of parties involved in SPAC transactions, close lo

What Really Happens At The Edge Of The Universe?

SlashGear / 5h
The universe is an astronomical mystery, one that humans are still trying to understand. What would happen if you somehow managed to reach its edges?

'Wordle' today: Get the answer, hints for June 1

Mashable / 5h
It's the first day of summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere friends) and the good folks of Wordle have cooked up a fresh new puzzle for us to solve, as they do every day. If you just couldn't get today's answer and prefer to cut to the chase, you can skip to the end of this article for the solution to Wordle 347. But for those of you who'd rather work out the answer yourself, keep reading

This book made me fall in love with electronics all over again

TechCrunch / 5h
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for photography — I’ve been known to take a photo or two in my time — and I have a hell of a weak spot for electronics, to boot. In the upcoming Open Circuits from No Starch Press, authors Windell Oskay, co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories , and Eric Schlaepfer, creator of the popular collection of vintage competing Twitter account Tube Time , talk about

Chick-fil-A taps Refraction AI for autonomous delivery pilot

Chick Fil Delivery•
TechCrunch / 6h
When Refraction AI was founded in 2019 , its goal was to use robotics to bring down the cost of last-mile delivery. Over the past couple of years, the startup has worked directly with restaurants in its hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to offer its bike-lane bound robots as a logistics layer for customers, rather than trying to be another DoorDash or UberEats. A little less than a year ago, Refra

Here's What Happened To Roger Moore's Volvo P1800 From The Saint

SlashGear / 6h
Before Sir Roger Moore portrayed Agent 007 in the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" in 1973, he was renowned for his role as Simon Templar in "The Saint."

10 of the Best Images of Earth NASA Shared This Month

Gizmodo / 6h
NASA Earth Observatory has been cataloging images of our planet since 1999, bringing us coverage of all the cool and weird geology Earth has to offer. The Observatory publishes images taken by different satellites or by astronauts aboard the International Space Station depicting Earth’s geography, environment, and… Read more...

Do You Remember Google's Failed TV?

SlashGear / 6h
You're probably familiar with Android TV and Chromecast, but it's easy to forget that a different product predated both: the original Google TV.

Who You Gonna Call? Explores the Life of Ray Parker Jr., the Man Behind the Ghostbusters Theme

20Gizmodo / 7h
If all you knew about Ray Parker Jr. was a) he wrote and sang the outrageously catchy, Oscar-nominated theme to Ghostbusters , and b) Key & Peele poked fun at him via this sketch that really captures the show’s signature blend of hilarity and pathos, that’s about to change with a new documentary, titled (of course) Who … Read more...

Sorry, Texas: Supreme Court blocks law banning “censorship” on social media

Court Texas Social Law•
20Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / US and Texas flags flying outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: Getty Images | PA Thompson) The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the Texas law that prohibits social media companies from moderating content based on a user's "viewpoint." The Supreme Court order came about three weeks after the so-called "censorship" law was reinstated by the US Court of Appeals f

Experts warn of continued monkeypox spread as hundreds of cases found worldwide

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Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / A negative stain electron micrograph of a monkeypox virus virion in human vesicular fluid. (credit: Getty | BSIP ) The multinational monkeypox outbreak continues to pose a low risk to the general public, and, for now, it seems unlikely that cases will mushroom into a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, e

Texas's bizarre social media law suspended by Supreme Court

Court Texas Social Law•
Engadget / 7h
Texas's HB20 was put on hold Tuesday by the Supreme Court, five-to-four. As is typical for emergency for emergency requests, the majority did not define its reasoning; Justice Alito wrote a six page dissent joined by fellow conservatives Gorsuch and Thomas, while Kagan, a moderate, wrote she would "would deny the application to vacate stay" without signing onto the dissent. The bill — which has b

Precursor Ventures’ first hire just spun out to start her own venture firm

TechCrunch / 7h
Sydney Thomas , who was the first hire at Precursor Ventures , a seed and early-stage focused fund that backs first-time founders, is starting her own venture firm. The investor is going from principal at the firm she joined 6 years ago to the solo-partner behind a new, unnamed firm. The job move may feel like a leap in this environment — as institutionally backed investors warn that emerging fun

How Much Stocks Could Continue To Fall, According To Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec

SlashGear / 7h
The stock market isn't doing so great right now due to many different factors, and one Shark Tank star says the financial drama likely isn't over yet.

Report calls out Apple’s membership in trade groups ‘stalling’ climate efforts

TechCrunch / 8h
While going to great lengths to promote itself as an environmentally conscious tech firm, Apple joined several industry associations that are “fighting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” according to a new report from the Tech Transparency Project . As recently as 2020, the company was an active member of several “business groups that seek to thwart action on global warming,” per the re

You Can Get Starlink Right Now, But There's A Catch

SlashGear / 8h
Do you want Starlink internet service, yet you're stuck on the waiting list? There's an alternative option, but expect to pay more for the convenience.

Supreme Court pauses controversial Texas social media law

Court Texas Social Law•
26TechCrunch / 8h
Tech companies got their way in Texas on Tuesday. The Supreme Court just blocked a controversial law that allows Texas residents and the attorney general to sue social media companies over their content-moderation decisions. The law, HB 20, prohibits tech platforms from removing or restricting content based on “the viewpoint represented in the user’s expression” and was designed with conservative

Original Captain Marvel Role

Gizmodo / 8h

Drew Afualo, TikTok Star, Goes On a New York Breakfast Crawl

42NYT > Technology / 8h
A bagel, an iced latte, a berry tart and a conversation with the feminist firebrand about the ups and downs of online fame.

The best web hosting providers for ecommerce: Help your online store shine

Mashable / 8h
Just as they do with a physical storefront, first impressions matter when it comes to online stores. It's vital to purchase the best web hosting for your ecommerce website to ensure that your customers get the best service and you benefit from the most sales for your business. A good quality web host ensures that your website loads speedily and safely while giving you plenty of tools to make your

Broadcom plans a “rapid transition” to subscription revenue for VMware

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24Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge / A sign in front of a Broadcom office on June 03, 2021, in San Jose, California. (credit: Getty Images | Justin Sullivan ) Broadcom announced last week that it was seeking to drop $61 billion in cash and stock to acquire VMware. We still don't know exactly what changes Broadcom plans to make to VMware's products or business model once the acquisition completes. Still, Broadcom Software G

Student social good startups collect $100K in T-Mobile competition

TechCrunch / 8h
A diverse collection of students with big ideas will split about a hundred grand in prize money after competing in T-Mobile’s Changemaker Challenge . Now, $5,000-10,000 may not sound like a lot to companies pulling in tens of millions, but for a kid just starting out, it could be the difference between pursuing and abandoning a passion project. The contest is nationwide, asking young folks age 13

12 Coolest Science Discoveries Of May 2022

SlashGear / 8h
Science moves ever onward, so it's easy to miss some scientific discoveries. In case you missed them, these are the 12 coolest discoveries of May 2022.

2023 BMW X1 Brings Bolder Style And Standard AWD

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SlashGear / 8h
The 2023 BMW X1 has been revealed with a wide array of features and options, including an xDrive28i all-wheel-drive system and next-gen parking assist.

Why The MiSTer Is The Best FPGA Gaming Device You Can Buy

SlashGear / 8h
Retro gaming is a popular hobby, and though software emulation is available, it can't beat the experience of actual consoles - and that's where MiSTer comes in.

4 ways to make your engineering team more productive

TechCrunch / 8h
Ammar Bandukwala Contributor Ammar Bandukwala is co-founder and CEO at Coder . He builds products that improve developer productivity. Improving the efficiency of your software engineering team has many advantages, prime among them being the ability to make up for problems in other areas. Whether you’re facing budget constraints, having problems sourcing and retaining talent or simply wanting to

Daily Crunch: Amazon will sunset Cloud Cam service in December, offers customers free Blink Mini

TechCrunch / 8h
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Oh hey and happy Tuesday, the very last day of May 2022! Tomorrow, for our City Spotlight series, we’re putting the limelight on Columbus, Ohio . We’re also doing a pitch-off with Columbus-area startups. If you want to register for the event, here’s the handy linky

New airport ‘street pricing’ models taking a bite out of high food costs

1KThe Points Guy / 8h
Airport food concessions have long been infamous for high prices and low quality. Airline passengers trapped at the terminal waiting for delayed flights or enduring long layovers prove to be a captive market vulnerable to predatory pricing, indifferent service and poor quality food. In many airports, long-term concessions contracts with a single vendor create sales monopolies prone to abuse. Some

South Africa’s Comair Runs Out Of Money, Suspends Flights

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85One Mile at a Time / 8h
This certainly doesn’t sound good for British Airways’ South African franchise. Comair suspends flights, pending additional funding Comair is the British Airways franchise in South Africa, which operates a fleet of Boeing 737s on regional routes. These planes will stand out at airports in Africa, since they have the typical British Airways livery. You wouldn’t typically expect to see a British Ai

Need website hosting for your business? Here are 6 great choices.

Mashable / 8h
It's vital that your small business has a website. For many companies, it's potentially even more essential than a physical presence in the form of a shop or office building. A business website doesn't necessarily need to be expansive, complicated, or even expensive to launch, but you do need some kind of web presence. After all, many users flock to Google first when trying to find a new product

You'll finally be able to manage your Microsoft Office account in Windows 11 - but there's a catch

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Microsoft is making it easier to update your Office subscription by allowing you to manage your account right on the Windows 11 Settings app. The new feature is coming in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126 , which can be found on the Dev Channel. You’ll be able to check all the supported Microsoft 365 Office apps that are licensed to your account by going to the Accounts tab in the Settings m

JetBlue delays launch of London service from Boston

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100+The Points Guy / 9h
JetBlue will delay the start of its service from its Boston hub to London , the airline said on Tuesday. The carrier said that it now plans to begin service from Boston to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on Aug. 4 — pushed from the originally planned date of July 19 — with service to London’s Heathrow Airport not planned to start on Sept. 20, pushed from Aug. 22. Want more airline-specific news? Sig

Skip the Reservations With This Rad Kitchenware

Futurism / 9h
Home cooking has been on the rise, as the Covid-19 pandemic forced even the most fanatical foodies to become home chefs . While we wholeheartedly recommend continuing to support your local restaurants, it can be nice to test a new recipe in the kitchen. If you’re continuing to use the battered kitchen gear you bought in college, it might be time for an upgrade. Below are the kitchen tools that ca

Netflix's Password Sharing Ban Already Sounds Like an Absolute Disaster

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300+Futurism / 9h
Get it Together Netflix has already tried to ban password sharing in three Latin American countries, in a preview of what's likely to soon become a worldwide strategy — but apparently it can't even get its own policies straight. More than a dozen Peruvian Netflix subscribers, told Rest of World wildly differing and confusing experiences with enforcement of the company's anti-password sharing expe

This Hacker Group Forces People to Do Good to Get Their Data Back

Data Encrypted for Impact (Enterprise T1486)•
63Gizmodo / 9h•
Forces People Data
A new strain of ransomware was recently identified by cybersecurity analysts, which forces its victims to complete a series of charitable tasks in order to retrieve their data. It combines the inconvenience of having your data stolen, plus the added cringe of self-righteous instructions on how to retrieve said data by… Read more...

Details: Best Western Rewards Summer 2022 Promo

25One Mile at a Time / 9h
Best Western Rewards isn’t the most generous loyalty program out there, and for that matter Best Western doesn’t have that many aspirational properties. However, the program does pretty consistently offer promotions, and the latest such offer has just been revealed, valid for stays this summer. Earn a free night award and then double points With a new promotion , Best Western Rewards members can

How to sell your clothes online, even if you're a total beginner

Mashable / 9h
They're watching you from inside your closet. The dress you bought for a specific bottomless brunch. The blazer you bought for an interview at a company that's no longer hiring. They taunt you silently every time you push them aside for a monochrome sweatsuit. The pandemic has made plenty of us rethink our wardrobes, but getting bogged down by unwanted clothes isn't a pandemic-only phenomenon. Ch

12 Best Uses For Old iPads

SlashGear / 9h
For those of you with an old IPad in a drawer or box, collecting dust: Here are the 12 best ways you can make use of the power that still lies within.

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms

Court Texas Social Law•
3KNYT > Technology / 9h
The law, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship, prohibits big technology companies like Facebook and Twitter from removing posts based on the views they express.

How to use TikTok for business: A Q&A with the Sani Sisters

29Mashable / 9h
Sisters Niki and Ritika Shamdasani founded Sani , because they, like many other South Asian-Americans, struggled to find formalwear in the U.S. "The stat we found is 82 percent wait to go to India to shop, even if they have weddings here, because it has traditionally not been super accessible," said Niki. "So we said, let's design the pieces that we want to see." They started the brand in 2017, a

The Best Fast Food Apps For Getting Free Stuff

Lifehacker / 9h
If you love eating lunch but abhor paying for it, you’ve come to the right place. In a seemingly endless sea of apps, there are a handful of ones that not only keep more money in your pocket, but more food in your mouth, too. I’ve been playing the chain restaurant fast food app game for a long time, so believe me when… Read more...

'Assassin's Creed Origins' is getting a 60FPS boost on PS5 and Xbox Series consoles

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Engadget / 9h
No, your eyes don't deceive you — Ubisoft is upgrading an older Assassin's Creed game for modern consoles. The developer has revealed that a 60 frames per second update for 2017's Assassin's Creed Origins is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S on June 2nd. The boost doesn't appear to include 4K support or other visual embellishments, but this could still breathe new life into the game i

Absurd U.S. Supercomputer Becomes First to Officially Enter Coveted Exascale Status

300+Gizmodo / 9h
Though the U.S. may be lagging behind other countries in terms of consumer broadband and wireless speeds, it can now at least claim the mantle as the top dog of supercomputers. Well, maybe anyway. Read more...

Sci-Fi Short Re-Live Visits Parallel Realities in Virtual Reality

41Gizmodo / 9h
“Welcome to the Re-Live service. In order to continue, think ‘Yes’!” Thus begins Re-Live , a sci-fi short about a man who uses virtual reality to revisit a key turning point in his past —and then is able to view what would’ve happened if he’d chosen a different path. Regrets ... yeah, he’s had a few. Read more...

Ultima Genomics claims $100 full genome sequencing after stealth $600M raise

37TechCrunch / 9h
The appetite for genomic data continues to rise in the field of biotech and pharmaceutical research, but cost is still a factor — even sequencing a full genome now costs as little as $1,000. But with claims of reducing that cost by another order of magnitude to $100, Ultima Genomics may even further accelerate this economy. Ultima says that its sequencing machine and software platform, the UG 100

'I Love That for You' co-creator talks Patricia's f*ck baskets and the show's stellar cast

Mashable / 9h
There's no one on TV quite like I Love That for You 's Patricia Cochran. Underneath the Special Value Network CEO's rock hard exterior lies a vulnerable, Rolo-loving woman in search of genuine companionship. Though we catch glimpses of Patricia's (Jennifer Lewis) internal struggle and desperate desire to open up in the first half of Season 1, it's clear she still has a long way to go before she's

The Apple Watch Might Be Getting a Camera

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78Gizmodo / 9h
The thing about patents is that, even when they’re quietly filed, they eventually get exposed—especially if they’re Apple patents. The latest Apple patent to get this treatment concerns the Apple Watch, and how it might potentially fit a camera in the future. Read more...

Thousands of Salesforce Employees Want Company to Break Ties to NRA: Report

500+Gizmodo / 9h
A solid number of San Francisco employees for company management software developer Salesforce say it’s time for their company to tell the National Rifle Association to go stick their muzzle where the sun don’t shine. Read more...

The Most Expensive Car In Max Verstappen's Car Collection

SlashGear / 9h
Renowned Formula One racing driver Max Verstappen has amassed an impressive car collection over the years, including one particularly beastly model.

Maya Leibman Stepping Down As American Airlines CIO

34View from the Wing / 9h
With her accomplishments at American, she could write her ticket almost anywhere in corporate America. She's choosing to stay on at the airline in a reduced role. And literally everyone I've ever heard from about Maya has nothing but superlatives to offer. Continue reading ...

What Amenities Make An Airport Lounge Good?

One Mile at a Time / 9h
I write a lot about airport lounges on the blog, ranging all the way from domestic lounges in the United States , to the best international first class lounges . When I rank the lounges I like most, some readers understandably have very different takes. I thought it would be fun to start a discussion about the basic standards of airport lounges, and what makes them exceptional. The basic value pr

Work in These Industries If You Want to Be in a Union

Lifehacker / 9h
There has been a unionization boom in a variety of industries over the past year, to the point where you might not even realize the wide variety of companies and industries that now have unionized employees (or employees fighting to unionize). If you like the idea of working somewhere where you will benefit from the… Read more...

Bad News! The Plants Grown in Moon Soil Turned Out Wretched

200+Futurism / 10h
Moon Unit Remember when scientists grew seedlings in actual Moon soil , collected by Apollo astronauts? Well, don't get too psyched for delicious lunar salad just yet. In a new interview with Astronomy Magazine , University of Florida horticultural scientist Rob Ferl — the author of a recent Communications Biology study detailing the experiment — brought us down to Earth with a description of jus

Dogecoin Cocreator Slams Elon Musk as a "Grifter"

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500+Futurism / 10h
Outspoken cocreator of Dogecoin Jackson Palmer has slammed Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk — a longtime Dogecoin supporter — as a "grifter." "About a year ago when Musk was saying something about crypto, I said Elon Musk was and always will be a grifter but the world loves grifters," Palmer said in a new interview with Australian news outlet Crikey . "They love the idea that they may also be a bil

New data shows only two browsers with more than 1 billion users

Apple Safari Chrome•
27Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Safari on a Mac, displaying the Google Chrome website. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple's Safari web browser has more than 1 billion users, according to an estimate by Atlas VPN. Only one other browser has more than a billion users, and that's Google's Chrome. But at nearly 3.4 billion, Chrome still leaves Safari in the dust. It's important to note that these numbers include mobile users, no

Report: Samsung will soon stop making traditional LCD panels

Samsung LCD Display June•
Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / The regional headquarters of technology company Samsung in Mountain View, California (credit: Getty Images/Smith Collection) Samsung will stop producing LCD panels as soon as next month, according to industry insiders cited by The Korea Times. In 1991, a business unit called Samsung Display was formed to produce the panels used in products made by its parent company, Samsung Electronics

Can Listening to Music Really Make Your Baby Smarter?

Lifehacker / 10h
Music is great, and babies love when you sing to them. But does that mean your baby will grow up smarter or hit their milestones faster if you play Mozart for them as they’re growing up? Not really. Read more...

Cathay Pacific to discontinue Marco Polo Club, merge points and elite status into a single program

40The Points Guy / 10h
Cathay Pacific has faced a tough few years as Hong Kong entry and transit restrictions have severely stunted passenger flow to, from and through its hub. And as many regions move onward from pandemic-related restrictions , Hong Kong remains mostly closed to tourists. Last summer, Cathay Pacific announced its desire to become a lifestyle brand named “Cathay.” Part of the new Cathay program involve

Spotify's podcast hosting service went down because of a lapsed security certificate

Engadget / 10h
Podcast listeners, no matter the app they use, were unable to access shows hosted on Spotify's Megaphone platform Monday night and early Tuesday. Those include The Joe Rogan Experience and podcasts from The Ringer and Gimlet Media . Worst of all, it seems the problem was entirely avoidable — it was due to a lapsed security certificate. “Megaphone experienced a platform outage due to an issue rela

iRobot OS Revealed To Make Your Roomba Even Smarter

SlashGear / 10h
IRobot's Roomba vacuums are already pretty smart, but the company plans to take things up a notch in the future, and that starts with iRobot OS.

Stranger Things 4 finally gave Netflix some extraordinarily good news

Stranger Things Netflix•
21TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Netflix finally got some good news, courtesy of fan-favorite Stanger Things Season 4. The fourth outing of the retro scarer, specifically, Stranger Things 4 , Volume 1, rustled up a record-breaking 286.79M hours viewed in its first weekend, according to Netflix's own internal measurement systems. People may be leaving the world's biggest streaming services, but millions clearly hung around to wat

DeWanda Wise's Jurassic World Dominion Character Will Soon Be Your New Favorite Hero

100+Gizmodo / 10h
Oh, so you thought Ellie Sattler was cool? That Alan Grant was cool? That Owen Grady was cool? In two weeks, they’ll all be bowing to Kayla Watts. Read more...

Is data observability recession-proof?

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TechCrunch / 10h
Following its $135 million Series D last week, Monte Carlo became the latest unicorn in a fast-rising category: data observability, which the startup defines as “an end-to-end approach to enable teams to deliver more reliable and trustworthy data.” If you are wondering how serious data quality issues are, Monte Carlo CEO Barr Moses has an answer: “Data quality issues still plague even the most da

Cydia’s antitrust case against Apple is allowed to proceed, judge rules

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TechCrunch / 10h
A federal antitrust lawsuit over the long-shuttered alternative app store called Cydia has now been given the green light to proceed, after its initial complaint was dismissed. The Cydia app store, which once featured apps and other tweaks that weren’t permitted by Apple’s official App Store policies, is suing Apple over its alleged unlawful monopoly over iOS app distribution — a monopoly that co

Lionsgate plans to officially announce a Starz spinoff this summer

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TechCrunch / 10h
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed details during an investor call on Thursday, May 26, about the company’s plans to spin off its Starz streaming unit by the end of the summer. He also alluded that there could be more M&A (mergers and acquisitions) for both Lionsgate and Starz if the two were separated. Feltheimer said , “We are targeting an announcement of our plan by the end of the summer an

Should You Install Windows 10 LTSC?

Lifehacker / 10h
Windows is the de facto PC operating system for the majority of people, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Windows 10 (and Windows 11) is pre-loaded with tons of Microsoft apps like Edge and Windows Media Player that you may not want, and certain data-tracking settings turned on by default. It’s also notorious for… Read more...

The Real Reason Mercedes Is Making It Hard To Buy A Car

SlashGear / 10h
Mercedes has big plans to change the way consumers buy its cars, at least in Europe. The move mirrors a similar direct-to-consumer approach used by Tesla.

Can Someone Unlock My Car With Their Remote?

SlashGear / 10h
If you're an owner of one of the 1.2 billion cars in the world, the thought of someone breaking into your car could be one of your nightmares. Should you worry?

In a First, Surgeons Transplant Human Liver Preserved Outside the Body for 3 Days

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45Gizmodo / 11h
A human liver deemed not viable for transplant has been repaired by an innovative perfusion machine and subsequently transplanted into a patient who continues to do well a year after the groundbreaking surgery. Read more...

Deal alert: Book Qsuite business class with open award space in early 2023

54The Points Guy / 11h
We’ve screamed praises of Qatar Qsuite from the rooftops — and it’s not hard to see why. Qatar Airways’ Qsuite seats come with closable doors. You and a travel buddy can turn your side-by-side lie-flat seats into a double bed; a family of four can book a cluster of seats that allows them to all face each other in a gigantic private suite. Pair this with top-notch service, onboard dining and infli

Scientists Eliminate Chronic Pain in Mice and Primates Using Gene Therapy

500+Futurism / 11h
Using a new gene therapy technique, researchers at the University of California San Diego reduced neuropathic pain resulting from spinal cord or other nerve injuries in mice — and with no detectable side effects. The research is highly intriguing because it could lead to new treatment options for the untold numbers of patients who experience chronic pain, numbness or weak muscles as a result of s

Amazon shutting down all service and support for Cloud Cams

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Starting December 2, 2022, Amazon will be dropping all support and service for Cloud Cam devices and accompanying apps. People first learned about the drop from an email Amazon sent out to customers. A user on the HomeKit subreddit was gracious enough to share the information. Going through the email, the entire video history from your Cloud Cam will be deleted on December 2, but you’ll be able t

China's answer to GitHub is under fire for censorship

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Thanks to the notorious Great Firewall, Chinese companies have been given license to build all kinds of services that rival Western firms, from Facebook to Google to Office. According to a report from MIT Technology Review , China's answer to GitHub, called Gitee, is suspected by developers of censoring open-source code, most likely at the direction of the government. Earlier in May 2022, Chinese

You Can Get a Free Replacement for Your Cloud Cam

Lifehacker / 11h
Let’s start with some bad news: Amazon is discontinuing Cloud Cam support this year . The company launched the proprietary security camera system in 2017, but after only five years on the market, is closing down shop for good. The good news is you won’t be left without a security camera option, since Amazon is offering… Read more...

Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4 Could Have Flagship-level Camera Specs

Gizmodo / 11h
Samsung is due to have a big mobile event in just a few months. Nothing has been announced yet, but with the rumor mill churning away and the fact that the company has historically used the summer months to trot out its next-generation flippy phones, we’re expecting some new Galaxy foldables on the horizon. Read more...

The Jonas Brothers help launch Scriber, a creator subscription company

26TechCrunch / 11h
The creator economy is “ burning up ,” and the Jonas Brothers are cashing in. Launching today with the help of these former teen heartthrobs, Scriber is a creator subscription company geared toward more established figures in entertainment (… like the Jonas Brothers). Joe, Kevin and Nick aren’t just Scriber’s first creators — they also have equity in the company. Besides catering to more establis

Evercade's latest retro handheld includes a dedicated mode for vertical shoot 'em ups

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Engadget / 11h
Retro console maker Evercade has just announced its latest device, a new handheld called the EXP . If you’re not familiar with Evercade, its products are a bit different from your standard retro fare. Instead of purchasing a device like the SNES Classic Edition that comes with a limited library of preloaded games or one like the Analogue Pocket that can play games from their original cartridges,

1.1 quintillion operations per second: US has world’s fastest supercomputer

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63Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Systems engineer Matt Ezell, the system lead for the Frontier supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) The US has retaken the top spot in the world supercomputer rankings with the exascale Frontier system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. The Frontier system's score of 1.102 exaflop/s makes it "the most powerful superco

Japanese weather satellite accidentally watched Betelgeuse go dim

34Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / These images, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, show the surface of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse during its unprecedented dimming. The image on the far left, taken in January 2019, shows the star at its normal brightness. The remaining images, from December 2019, January 2020, and March 2020 were all taken when the star's brightness had noticeably dro

Code execution 0-day in Windows has been under active exploit for 7 weeks

100+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) A critical code execution zero-day in all supported versions of Windows has been under active exploit for seven weeks, giving attackers a reliable means for installing malware without triggering Windows Defender and a roster of other endpoint protection products. The Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool vulnerability was reported to Microsoft on April 12 as a zero-day

DeLorean EV: Everything We Know So Far

SlashGear / 11h
The DeLorean Alpha 5 EV aims to allow DMC to dismiss the old idea that they're a one-car company so they can -- at long last -- get back to the future.

We Don’t Need More Screens in Cars

Gizmodo / 11h

Awesome Woman Destroys "Predatory" Crypto Scams by Shaming Them to Death

62Futurism / 11h
Crypto Cop Web3 sure is going great — just ask Molly White, a researcher who's putting the worst of crypto on blast for the whole world to see. In a new interview with the Washington Post , White, an avid Wikipedia editor in her spare time, said that although she'd been critical of cryptocurrencies for years, a recent shift resulted in her confronting the "predatory" industry head on. "People are

What's New on Prime Video in June 2022

23Lifehacker / 11h
Peak Streaming is disrupting the entertainment industry, but not so much that the old way of doing things has gone away entirely. So even as Prime Video delivers season three of The Boys (which, to the casual viewer, looks a lot like the precursor to HBO’s Peacemaker ), it’s also copying Netflix’s success in adapting a… Read more...

Fly to Florida through next year for less than $200 round trip

200+The Points Guy / 11h
Although this weekend marked the unofficial start of summer , we know that like all good things, summer will come to an end in just a few short months. Do your future self a favor by booking a flight to the beaches of Florida for later this year when summer is no longer upon us. This deal features round-trip flights, most less than $200, to Tampa , Fort Myers, Sarasota and Daytona Beach for trave

Investors in gun-detection tech tested at NYC City Hall donated to mayor's PAC

Engadget / 11h
Earlier this year, New York City started testing a gun detection system from Evolv Technologies at City Hall and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Mayor Eric Adams , who has said he came across the system on the internet, has been talking up the tech for months as a way to help combat gun violence. Now, it has emerged that two people who donated $1 million to support Adams' mayoral run work at

How to Set Up Touch ID on an iPhone

How-To Geek / 11h
Some iPhone models include a biometric security feature called Touch ID that lets you verify your identity with your fingerprint. This saves time because you don’t need to enter passcodes and passwords as often. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How Hasbro Brought Obi-Wan Kenobi's Little Droid Star to Toy Life

100+Gizmodo / 11h
Star Wars is definitely no stranger to cute, toyetic designs . From the droids of A New Hope all the way to the collectibles tastemaker that is Grogu, the franchise has a knack for cutesy designs easy to transform into must-have toys. So that its latest series, Obi-Wan Kenobi , was primed and ready to go with the next… Read more...

Tesla Could Adopt Apple AirPlay to Improve its Speaker Systems (Sorry, Still No CarPlay)

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100+Gizmodo / 12h
Tesla could one day bring Apple technology to the cabin of its electric cars. Before I go any further: CarPlay isn’t coming to save you from using Tesla’s operating system. Rather, the automaker is discussing ways of improving its already excellent sound system by using AirPlay instead of Bluetooth. Read more...

Apple Might Launch New, Colorful MacBook Air With M2 Silicon At WWDC 2022

SlashGear / 12h
Reports suggest that Apple will reveal a brand new MacBook Air with M2 chip and a colorful array of metal casing options at the developer conference WWDC 2022.

Artiphon’s delightful Orba handheld synthesizer gets a sequel

20TechCrunch / 12h
I would love to see more companies like Artiphon in the world. Hardware startups with clever ideas and a knack for bringing them to market. Back in November 2020, I spent a good bit of time with the company’s handheld synth/sampler/instrument. It didn’t turn me into Wendy Carlos, but it helped pass a few dark pandemic hours by firing up some music-making neurons. The device’s strength lies in its

VRBO's 2022 Vacation Homes of the Year (and How Much They Cost)

Lifehacker / 12h
Vrbo just release its first-ever list of “ Vacation Homes of the Year ” that recognizes ten best-in-class vacation homes across the U.S. According to Vrbo, the year’s best vacation homes “are all located in popular vacation destinations and met required selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings,… Read more...

Pilot Loses His Cool During 7 Hour Delay: “I Don’t Need This” “Who Wants To Get Off?”

View from the Wing / 12h
According to the airline, they "sincerely apologize" for the inconvenience of the delay of flight W95749, from Gatwick to Larnaca, which they blame on late arriving aircraft and air traffic control. They do not, however, apologize for the pilot - who, if he ever tires of flying for Wizz Air- likely has a future with the Delta Air Lines social media team . Continue reading ...

Be careful: 9 times you won’t earn American Airlines Loyalty Points, even if you earn miles

100+The Points Guy / 12h
When American Airlines launched Loyalty Points three months ago, the race to earn AAdvantage elite status in creative ways began. Loyalty Points are the sole metric used in qualifying for American status. From credit card spending to buying flowers through the AAdvantage Shopping Portal , there are numerous creative ways to earn Loyalty Points . You might hear people say: “A mile earned, a Loyalt

DeLorean reveals Alpha 5, a performance EV with Back to the Future vibes

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100+TechCrunch / 12h
DeLorean released fresh details and images of its Alpha 5 EV, a gull-winged electric vehicle that the company’s owners hope will resurrect the long defunct brand and possibly set the direction for more electric models. The company’s — and the EV’s — big public moment won’t come until later this summer at Monterey Car Week. But the brand’s owners, anxious to capitalize on interest in EVs and perha

How to make critical infrastructure safer—there’s a long way to go

Ars Technica / 12h
Making critical infrastructure safer at Ars Frontiers. Click here for transcript . (video link) In the run-up to Ars Frontiers, I had the opportunity to talk with Lesley Carhart, director of Incident Response at Dragos. Known on Twitter as @hacks4pancakes , Carhart is a veteran responder to cyber incidents affecting critical infrastructure and has been dealing with the challenges of securing indu

Felt’s $15 million chance to prove that maps are the next big medium

TechCrunch / 12h
Despite economic turmoil in the tech world, an Oakland-based startup shows that moonshots are still getting funded. Felt, co-founded by Sam Hashemi and Can Duruk , wants to disrupt the role of maps in society, and rethink how we think about the medium. The startup allows users to build a map with datasets integrated into it, and work with each other to showcase impact in a less static way than yo

The Orville's Newest Crew Member Teases Her Role in Season 3

39Gizmodo / 12h
When The Orville: New Horizons arrives on Hulu this week , fans will notice a new face among Captain Ed Mercer’s ( Seth MacFarlane ) crew: Charly Burke, a young ensign whose navigational talents have landed her a spot on the bridge. In “Electric Sheep,” the first episode, we quickly get to know her—and her intense… Read more...

The BMW Truck That Never Saw The Light Of Day

SlashGear / 12h
Not only did the 3 Series set a new standard for luxury, they also introduced us to arguably the best sports car every produced —the E30 M3.

Everything We Know About The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

SlashGear / 12h
Another leak about the rumored Surface Laptop Go 2 has appeared, and this time, we're learning more about the upgrades it may offer.

Microsoft Wants to Prove You Exist with Verified ID System, if You’ll Let It

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66Gizmodo / 12h
In the decade-spanning conflict between the need for online privacy and efforts to stop fake accounts from accessing sensitive info, the tech monolith that is Microsoft is putting its massive weight behind the creation of standardized online identities. Read more...

9 national parks requiring reservations in 2022

200+The Points Guy / 12h
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. There’s no question that national park vacations continue to be extremely popular. Around the country, parklands are still welcoming eager travelers seeking wide-open spaces and a change of scenery — whether that’s mountains, forests, canyons, coastlines or other terrain. However, this surge in popularity has led to

When to Replace Your Old Computer or Laptop

21How-To Geek / 12h
We all have an old computer or laptop laying around that we just can’t let go. Unfortunately, there comes a time when it’s better to upgrade to something faster and more secure. Here’s when to replace your old device. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why You Should Join Your Local Garden Club

Lifehacker / 12h
What do Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, and Jake Gyllenhaal have in common? Yes, they all have more money than me, but they also each have an enjoyment for gardening . It’s not hard to see why; whether you’re looking to spend more time outdoors or j