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Black Adam Johnson•
Warner Bros. has finally released the first trailer for the Dwayne Johnson-starring Black Adam – and suffice to say, it was worth the wait. The highly-anticipated superhero movie , which is scheduled for theatrical release on October 21, will follow the titular DC comics anti-hero as he battles to defeat the Justice Society of America (or JSA). Check out the trailer above. Johnson stars as Black

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IBM is laying off its entire staff in Russia after suspending operations there in March, according to an internal memo made public on Tuesday. IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says the tech company is leaving the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade neighboring Ukraine on Feb. 24, a war that’s… Read more...

The DeLorean Alpha 5 got plenty of attention by rebooting the iconic "Back to the Future" car, but does this expensive EV actually deserve the spotlight?

In its second Investor Day , streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization, despite the overall economic downturn impacting the tech sector. The company spent a good portion of its presentation specifically focused on podcasts, which it said had been “largely unchanged” for years before its entry into the market, due to the limit

Amazon’s burgeoning ad business is already raking in tens of billions of dollars for the company annually, and it looks like that number’s about to get bigger. The e-commerce giant has begun quietly hiring for roles in a newly created Local Ads team, a move that will likely rankle some of its biggest competitors… Read more...

Google has already released several previews of the next major version of Android, known as Android 13, and now the third beta is now available to download. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple has announced the general availability of Xcode Cloud, a continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD) for developers. The app allows developers to bring together cloud-based tools, run automated tests in parallel, deliver apps to testers, as well as to view and manage user feedback. The solution was first announced at last year’s WWDC in June 2021, and it has seen a gradual rollout s

This year we've finally seen the return of affordable mirrorless cameras – and that trend is set to continue, according to fresh speculation. Hot on the heels of the Canon EOS R10 and EOS R7 are rumors about new beginner-friendly models from Nikon and Sony, plus another from Canon. All three rumored cameras are expected to have APS-C sensors. While the recent Fujifilm X-H2S show that this doesn't

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8, which was first revealed at CES 2022 , as well as the Odyssey Neo G7 are both available now for purchase. According to Samsung , the Neo G8 is “the world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor,” as well as being one of the best gaming monitors on the market. The 32-inch display is a 4K 1000R curved VA panel featuring Quantum Matrix Technology, with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1m

Gizmodo / 12min
Thor: Love and Thunder has released a new teaser trailer in anticipation of tickets going on sale Monday. The sneak peek Marvel has released is short, but shows a lot of quick glances at scenes and footage that haven’t been previously revealed . Besides giving Jane Foster her own superhero landing scene, there’s a lot… Read more...

Enlarge / Hot fire test of a BE-4 rocket engine in West Texas in 2019. (credit: Blue Origin) United Launch Alliance's powerful new Vulcan rocket was originally scheduled to debut in 2020 but has since been delayed a couple of times. Presently, it is due to fly during the second half of this year, and the Colorado-based launch company is still holding to the 2022 date. On Wednesday, United Launch

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. As the team takes a break this week, we decided to replay an old yet prescient episode from earlier this week. In February, Natasha and Alex asked: Wh

Engadget / 16min
Let’s get this out of the way: No Russian will not be included in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II . In fact, the game will penalize friendly fire and fail players who shoot civilians while in combat. This is in stark contrast to the No Russian mission from the original Modern Warfare II , which came out in 2009 – in this level, players were instructed to shoot their way through a busy air

Gizmodo / 17min
Google has officially pulled the lid off the third Android 13 beta. The version is available now as an over-the-air update to anyone already using Android 13 as their daily driver on a respective Pixel device. You can also jump in fresh here, using a Pixel enrollment form . Read more...

Another week, another batch of deals served up piping hot for your buying pleasure. In this edition of How-To Geek Deals, the Google Pixel 6 Pro drops to its lowest price since it launched in 2021, Otterbox is running a 20% off site-wide sale, plus we found more discounts on a USB-C hub, RFID-blocking wallet, and more. Let’s get into it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Linux nohup command lets important processes carry on running even when the terminal window that launched them is closed. We show you how to use this venerable command on today’s Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

YouTube 5.1 TV Roku•
It’s an overdue update, but YouTube TV now supports 5.1 surround sound on Roku, Google TV, and Android TV devices. This feature previously rolled out for a handful of other smart TVs and streaming sticks, meaning that most YouTube TV customers can now enjoy theatrical 5.1 Dolby Audio with a compatible speaker system. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

For Ken Paxton, the state attorney general, there are positives. Aligning with Elon Musk? Check. Politically helpful? Check.

Planning a trip to Italy this summer? You’re in luck: Italy just dropped the last coronavirus-related entry restrictions . As of June 1, you no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter the country. Also, as of May 1, the green pass and super green pass are no longer needed to visit museums, dine out at restaurants, go to bars, etc. Masks are optional

The past few years have been huge for gray hair. We’ve seen silvery hues go from a stigmatized sign of aging to a trendy color choice for all ages. But for anyone embracing their naturally graying hair, you know the transition doesn’t happen overnight. Going gray takes more maintenance and dedication than simply… Read more...

You can read full benefit details here . Now that benefits are (mostly) live at hotels we'll start to see how compliant properties are and how the new program works in practice. Regardless, there's only improvements here in terms of benefits, addressing what has been the key weakness in the IHG program. Continue reading ...

GitHub today announced that it will sunset Atom, the text editor for software development that the company introduced in 2011. In a blog post, GitHub said that it will archive the Atom repository and all other repositories remaining in the Atom organization on December 15, 2022. Atom served as the foundation for the Electron framework, which paved the way for thousands of apps including Microsoft

Futurism / 25min
Sure, “Indiana Jones” is good, but do you know what would improve the adventure flick by a mile? A couple of Velociraptors. As far as Spielberg film franchises go, few inspire the passions that “Jurassic Park” does. The 1993 film classic has gotten a revival, introducing yet another generation to the magic of prehistoric reptiles, not to mention man’s hubris when it comes to messing with nature.

OnlyFans Netflix•
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Ticket to Ride OnlyFans would like to remind Netflix that its smut-friendly subscription service, unlike the movie and TV streaming giant's, isn't on the struggle bus . Instead of losing subscribers, OnlyFans says, it's gaining them. "We’re not experiencing that slowdown," OnlyFans’ chief strategy and operations officer Keily Blair told reporters at a conference this week, CNBC reported yesterday

Mashable / 34min
Ms. Marvel , Iman Vellani, along with the cast and creators, give us all the backstory we need before binging the new Marvel series. The series premiers June 6th on Disney+.

Mashable / 34min
If you're a fan of Rob Zombie and you've never heard of The Munsters , the House of 1000 Corpses director's next project may come as a surprise. The Munsters is a 1960s sitcom that ran for 70 episodes across two seasons — TV math used to be very different — as it told light-hearted stories about the titular family's struggles to navigate polite society. That's gonna happen in a house where the mo

Did you think Venus and Jupiter appearing to line up in the sky earlier this year was cool? Sure, that conjunction was fine , but this month, five planets are aligning. Objectively, that is much cooler, and you should make an effort to check it out. Here’s what you need to know to do so. Read more...

YouTube 5.1 TV Roku•
YouTube TV is expanding the availability of 5.1 surround sound across Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices this week. Prior to the expansion, 5.1 surround sound was only available across Samsung, LG and Vizio devices running Cobalt version 20 or higher. To take advantage of 5.1 audio, you need a compatible device with the YouTube TV app installed, along with a compatible speaker system. “We kno

Google Meet Education•
Google Meet will soon receive a number of new features aimed at making classroom life smarter and more intuitive for teachers and pupils alike. First up is an addition to the video conferencing service that will automatically transcribe lessons into a Google Doc, making it much easier for teachers and lecturers to share past sessions. Available on Google Workspace for Education Plus and Teaching

It would seem that the device called Nothing phone (1) has a launch date. That is if the company doesn't reveal another launcher or earbuds instead.

Gizmodo / 51min
Environmental organization Last Beach Cleanup is suing two retailers for selling un-recyclable plastic bags in California. Read more...

iPadOS 16 was announced at WWDC 2022, and it shares much in common with its iPhone counterpart iOS 16. Arriving in September 2022, many of the same improvements are coming to all Apple devices, including the Mac, but there are a few iPad-specific changes to look forward to. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung is slowly ending support for the Galaxy S10 lineup. These devices received their last major OS update (Android 12) back in May, and they just got demoted to quarterly security updates. So, while you don’t need to replace your Galaxy S10 today, you should keep your eyes peeled for an upgrade. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

YouTuber AI Trained 4Chan•
Engadget / 54min
Microsoft inadvertently learned the risks of creating racist AI , but what happens if you deliberately point the intelligence at a toxic forum? One person found out. As Motherboard and The Verge note, YouTuber Yannic Kilcher trained an AI language model using three years of content from 4chan's Politically Incorrect (/pol/) board, a place infamous for its racism and other forms of bigotry. After

Often when describing airline experiences, I refer to both “hard” and “soft” products. I realize that I often use terms like these without stepping back and defining them, so in this post I wanted to take the opportunity to do that. Airline hard product vs. soft product When I describe the hard and soft product of premium cabin airline experiences, what am I referring to? As a general rule of thu

Engadget / 59min
If you're looking for a new DAW (or digital workstation) for making music, it's worth taking a look at Ableton's latest sale. The company has temporarily dropped the price of all of its software by 25 percent , including Ableton Live 11, which is perhaps the most popular DAW around. Live 11 Intro (which includes the essentials), is down from $99 to $74. Live 11 Standard, which unlocks all the DAW

heaveninawildflower : Woodblock print (1813) taken from ‘Purple Ink Stones of Ming China’ by Ôoka Shunboku (Japanese, 1680–1763). Image and text information courtesy MFA Boston.

Microsoft is working on an upgrade for collaboration platform Teams that should help take some of the pain out of virtual presentations . In a new entry to its product roadmap, the company revealed that Microsoft Teams users will soon benefit from the introduction of Cameo to PowerPoint Live , the service’s in-built presentation tool. The new integration will enhance the existing offering by allo

Twitter Product Drops•
Twitter is coming for an even bigger slice of the social commerce pie. The company announced Wednesday that it's rolling out a new shopping feature called Product Drops, which will let merchants tease and promote new launches right on the app. Shoppers will see a "Remind me" button at the bottom of Product Drop tweets that they can click to enable in-app alerts in their Notifications tab, which a

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Ms. Marvel is here ! The beloved f an favorite of millions has made her MCU debut to the excitement of fans everywhere. But how does the premiere stack up in presenting one of Marvel Comics’ brightest young heroes to a mass audience on this scale? Read more...

In a supposedly ideal world, kids would spend their childhoods running through fields collecting flowers instead of watching TV, listening to music, and playing video games. Back here in reality, occasional digital distractions can be a parent’s only source of sanity, so Belkin has created a set of wireless earbuds… Read more...

Norse Berlin US LA•
A week before its eagerly-anticipated launch, Norse Atlantic Airways is announcing a new destination to add to its growing route map. The Norwegian ultra-low-cost long-haul airline will launch flights from the German capital’s new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Daily service between BER and JF

US space agency NASA has released a free single-player management game on the Microsoft Store – but To The Moon and Beyond may not send your spirits out of this world. Released for Xbox Series X |S and Xbox One , To the Moon and Beyond is a semi-educational management game that challenges you to develop your own burgeoning space program as you attempt to launch crews of astronauts and establish a

Windows 11 has a nice Dark Mode, but just like Windows 10, it can’t be scheduled to turn on automatically at night. Thankfully, there is a way to fix this without downloading any extra software. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It’s been two months since Insteon randomly shuttered its servers and closed its offices. But Insteon’s servers are back from the dead without any explanation. Excited users say that their Insteon hubs, apps, and Alexa integrations are working again. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Right on time, Google is rolling out the June Pixel update for several devices, and it’s full of software fixes and resolves several security vulnerabilities. In the update, Google has finally fixed the DAC problem on the Pixel 6, something many audiophiles will be glad to see. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Twitter Product Drops•
Twitter’s future may still be undecided , but the company is continuing to move forward with product releases in several key areas of focus including, as it turns out, e-commerce. The social media platform today announced another expansion of its online shopping efforts with the launch of a new feature, Product Drops, which will allow online merchants to tease their upcoming product launches. The

Tux Pacific isn’t your average tech founder. They’re a self-taught cryptographer who dropped out of college, a proud member of and advocate for the transgender community and a self-described anti-capitalist anarchist who believes in free-market principles deeply rooted in the early days of crypto, when Bitcoin reigned supreme and banks had no interest in the sector. Pacific’s radically different

Priority Pass members can enjoy complimentary spa treatments at select airports. This feature has now been rolled out to 10 locations in the United States and Canada, so I wanted to recap all the eligible locations in this post. “Be Relax” spas join Priority Pass Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 locations around the world . While most Pr

If you’re the owner of a standard goldfish and wake up one morning and decide that pet ownership isn’t for you, you might be compelled to set your aquatic friend free in a local pond so it can live out its golden years in its natural habitat. I’m here to let you know that you absolutely should not do that. Read more...

Twitter is introducing another shopping feature as it slowly tries to ramp up its in-app commerce features. The company’s latest experiment is product drops, which allows users to get notifications ahead of in-demand product launches. The company says the feature is meant to capitalize on how Twitter is already used to build hype for limited edition or particularly in-demand products. Companies u

Game Stray Preview Cat•
Every gameplay mechanic and design decision in Stray is driven by a single idea: Because you’re a cat . The world of Stray is filled with anthropomorphic robots, futuristic Hong Kong-inspired streets and makeshift skyscrapers built on heaping piles of trash, and it all serves as a playground for the protagonist, an orange tabby on a mission to escape the city and reunite with its family. And knoc

A California license plate is being offered for sale with its own NFT. Here's why the owner suggests a price of $24 million is a reasonable ask.

Dried Up Climate change is causing Utah's Great Salt Lake to shrink drastically, The New York Times reports , paving the way for an environmental catastrophe that could turn the air around Salt Lake City into a poisonous cloud of arsenic. Once exposed, the bed of the Great Salt Lake could cause arsenic — a classic poison that's toxic and carcinogenic to humans — to be carried by wind storms over

No matter how you game, the best Razer keyboards are one of the easiest upgrades you can give your current rig. What do these glorious keyboards offer? To put it simply, speed, precision, and some seriously low latency, even in wireless. Aside from hardcore gaming specs, each Razer keyboard packs plenty of surprises, and customizable features you never knew you wanted, and in some cases, needed.

Tasks, Google’s standalone to-do app, hasn’t changed much since it was introduced alongside Gmail’s big 2018 redesign . Outside of the Calendar integration that was added in 2020, the software has kept its limited feature set. But it's finally about to get some long-overdue functionality. Google announced today you can now mark important to-dos with a star, and view and sort those items in a new

NSA FBI Chinese Hackers•
Multiple federal agencies issued a warning against flaws within network devices that may potentially be exploited by the Chinese government. The National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a cybersecurity advisory … Read more...

SAVE 20%: As of June 8, the GoPro Hero10 is $100.99 off at Walmart for a limited time. It's a fantastic camera for travel, action sports, and even general use if you're fancy. Walmart+ Weekend may be over, but there are still plenty of Walmart deals out there. If you like to travel, participate in intense activities, or both, we've got a great deal for you on this fine Walmart Wednesday. GoPro's

TikTok Kenya August•
Political disinformation and hate speech is going viral on TikTok in Kenya ahead of a critical national election, according to a new report from the Mozilla Foundation. Read more...

Looking like nothing else in 1958 - or since - the Sir Vival concept was one engineer's vision of automotive safety. Now, it's getting a new home.

Western Digital Elliott•
Western Digital is reviewing several “strategic alternatives” for the future, including spinning off its flash and HDD franchises, afer a shareholder revolt. In a press release, the hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company said the goal of the review is to optimize long-term value for its shareholders. Its Executive Committee Board, led by the CEO, David Goeckler, will oversee the as

Every year at WWDC, Apple announces new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS. But this is just a taste: The software doesn’t actually ship until fall, three months after the event. Read more...

Josh Mendelsohn Contributor Josh Mendelsohn is a co-founder of Hangar , and a veteran of Silicon Valley companies including Google, Sequoia Capital and Hattery. He has also served as senior tech advisor to Mike Bloomberg, focusing on helping startups and nonprofits at the intersection of tech, software and government at the federal, state and local levels. More posts by this contributor Tech tale

Rapid growth, a massive user base and stealing the market out from under an industry Goliath — this is the stuff of which tech startup founders dream. It’s also the story of Figma, a cloud-based platform for designing websites, apps, logos or just about any software, created by game-changers Dylan Field and Evan Wallace. Dubbed “the Google Docs of design” for its flexible simplicity, Figma lets t

Crayta Facebook FG•
Meta announced today that it’s bringing Roblox-like Crayta, a game development platform that lets you build and play games with your friends in real time, to Facebook Gaming’s cloud streaming service. The company says Crayta provides an easy-to-use developer toolkit and makes game creation more accessible, whether you’re building on mobile or desktop. The company acquired Unit 2 Games , which is

Razer Kishi V2 Android•
From day one, smartphones had the potential to be excellent handheld gaming devices, were it not for the limitations of touchscreens. Joysticks and buttons are still the best way to play, and while wireless controllers now easily connect to mobile devices, clamp-on gamepads are a better solution, and one of the best… Read more...

welldigger62 : Alternating days of rain and sun has made for happy flowers and garden plants here in mid Michigan

WhatsApp has been warned by European regulators it has one more month to fix its confusing terms of service, the Commission said today . The Meta-owned messaging platform has been under investigation by the bloc following a series of consumer protection complaints lodged against it by the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network, led by Sweden’s national authority, back in July 2021 , follow

Ghostbusters Netflix•
The resurgence of Ghostbusters is set to continue with a new animated series that's coming to Netflix. Ghostbusters: Afterlife co-writer and director Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan are heading up the show as executive producers. Sony Pictures Animation is involved as well. Other details remain a mystery for now, including the title, the basics of the plot or and when it will be released. A

Dark Sky is a popular weather application with hyper-local forecasts, but the Android version was discontinued in 2020 after the service was acquired by Apple. Dark Sky has now been reworked into a service that other apps can use, opening up the door for new third-party apps. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

SAVE 36% : Apple's most affordable AirPods alternative, the Beats Flex wireless earbuds , just got even more affordable. Snag a pair for only $44.99 at Walmart as of June 8 — that's $25 off their MSRP. Beats by Dre, which is under the Apple umbrella, is known for its style, cutting-edge technology, and impressive audio quality. All of that generally comes at a cost. The Beats Flex , however, are

Ghostbusters Netflix•
100+Gizmodo / 2h
If you heard Netflix was losing customers and struggling, well... that’s absolutely true . But you wouldn’t know it from the streaming service’s weeklong announcement-a-palooza Geeked Week, which has been filled with trailers, news, and brand-new announcements of new movies and series determined to keep your eyeballs… Read more...

We’re just less than one week away from kicking off our first event dedicated to climate tech and the early-stage startups determined to stop the biggest existential threat we’ve ever known. TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals takes place in person on June 14 with an online event to follow on June 16. One of the exciting aspects of any TC Sessions is the opportuni

Strattic WordPress•
WordPress website owners could soon benefit from a whole new range of hosting tools following a significant acquisition by Elementor . Following the launch of its Elementor Cloud Website solution earlier in 2022, the website builder provider for WordPress has now acquired static and Jamstack hosting solution, Strattic. The pair plan to render technology to expand web hosting capabilities and focu

Although Apple is known for supporting its products with software updates, a few devices are cut out of the update cycle each year. At WWDC 2022, the company announced a bunch of exciting software updates, but an unusually high number of devices won’t be coming aboard. If you’re looking forward to iOS 16 and macOS… Read more...

If you want to extract a substring from the left, right, or middle of your text, you can use Microsoft Excel’s LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN, and FIND functions to do that. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Razer Kishi V2 Android•
Razer is upgrading its Kishi mobile gaming grip for 2022. The Razer Kishi V2 is redesigned around a more-solid sliding bridge, which will allow for wider device compatibility compared to the original pad's flexible bridge. The rubber inserts that hold your phone snug can also be removed, which Razer helpfully says will support "some phones with phone cases." Good luck figuring out if that include

LinkedIn is expanding its Clubhouse-style live audio feature as it looks to draw more creators to its platform. The company, which first launched live audio events in January , will now open up hosting capabilities to all creators. With the update, all LinkedIn creators who use the platform’s “creator mode” will be able to host live audio events so long as they stay in line with the platform’s “c

47Gizmodo / 2h
Taco Bell has apparently never heard the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The company’s attempt to revolutionize the drive-thru opened this week as “Taco Bell Defy,” where you can order food in Taco Bell’s mobile app, and then immediately scarf down your five Spicy Potato Soft Tacos in the parking lot. Read more...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed the language of its advisory to travelers concerning monkeypox, days after another wording change . The agency’s warning no longer includes a recommendation for travelers to wear a mask (for monkeypox, at least—it still recommends masking for covid-19). They’ve… Read more...

300+Futurism / 2h
Rock On! What do you do when you discover you have a rock in your shoe — tens of millions of miles away from Earth? NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has unknowingly been traveling with a pet rock companion since at least early February, covering over five miles across the deserted Martian surface with the rock stuck in one of its wheels. Images taken by the rover's Mastcam shows a roughly potato-si

When your dad decides to take his photography game to a new level, a smartphone may no longer be enough. Some may want a sports camera to capture their adventures while others may need a mirrorless camera for better family photos, films or artistic shots. Thanks to the rapidly advancing technology, they keep getting better with faster shooting speeds, sharper video and incredible autofocus. We fo

Roku Jumps Netflix•
A new report suggests that Roku may be in negotiations to be acquired by Netflix , following a tough year that has seen Roku's stock drop by about 80% since July last year. The news comes via Business Insider which claims that sources familiar with the subject said that Roku has been discussing a Netflix acquisition in “recent weeks.” Adding further fuel to the fire are reports that Roku has clos

Lenovo ThinkSmart One•
Lenovo has released what is probably the most powerful webcam to date, the ThinkSmart One. The processor that powers Lenovo’s newest smart collaboration bar is more powerful than the Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU, which resides inside the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ and the Surface Laptop 4 . Announced at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas, Lenovo’s first collaboration bar won’t be available till October 2022 wi

Politicians are quickly seizing on US government efforts to study and regulate crypto . Reuters reports Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) have introduced a bill, the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, that would forge a "complete regulatory framework" for cryptocurrency and other digital assets. The measure is meant to protect consumers and fold crypto into existing

Update : In mid-April we learned the details of the new IHG One Rewards program. This is a heads up that the program is “live” as of today, including the Diamond breakfast benefit, the ability to select Milestone Rewards, etc. You’ll find an updated guide with the program details below. IHG has launched its fully revamped loyalty program , which we’ve been expecting for quite some time. This is i

Spirit Frontier JetBlue•
It will take a few more weeks before we know the fate of Spirit Airlines . The airline’s shareholders were supposed to vote Friday on whether to accept the airline’s pending merger with Frontier Airlines . However, the vote has been postponed nearly three weeks, to June 30. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG’s free new biweekly Aviation newsletter The move comes as JetBlue continues

21Gizmodo / 2h
Just how much did social media big wigs know about the Jan. 6 insurrection beforehand? For those investigating the storming of the Capitol, getting to the bottom of that question has been like trying to pull out rotten teeth with a pair of chopsticks. Now, a new report shows just how far investigators have gone to… Read more...

Obviously, when you like big butts, you cannot lie, but how dishonest can you be in other situations? Pretty dishonest, it turns out. In most day-to-day circumstances, you can be as duplicitous as you like and no one can throw you in jail for it—you can tell people your uncle works at Nintendo, or your arm is made of… Read more...

Expected in fall 2022, Apple’s macOS 13 for Macs and MacBooks comes with the release name Ventura and looks visually very similar to the previous version. A few new features and improvements are coming, some of which tie in with iOS 16. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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22Gizmodo / 3h
James Gunn teases that he’s got a few DC Comics projects on the way. Chris Evans’ Buzz Lightyear leads the way in a new Lightyear clip . Harley Quinn gets even closer to teasing a season 3 release date. Plus, what’s coming on The Orville and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . To me, my spoilers! Read more...

TestBox , an early-stage startup, has a goal of making it easier to test software you want to purchase in your own environment. What’s more, it comes pre-populated with synthetic data that is similar to yours. Today, the company announced a $10 million seed round to continue building the solution. For now, the company is concentrating on helping customers test popular customer support software wi

For those who know financial planner Suze Orman ’s work, it’s no surprise that her debut into startup life begins with the word secure. The personal finance thought leader has over 30 million copies of her book in print, does seminars all over the world, but as she most recently told TechCrunch, “the only thing that really transformed people’s lives, in my opinion, was the ‘Suze Orman Show.’” The

PayPal Crypto Wallets•
PayPal has announced that it will now support the exchange of cryptocurrencies between users, effectively turning the platform into a fully-featured crypto wallet. Previously, PayPal users were only able to buy, sell, hold and pay using popular cryptocurrencies - and only in select countries like the US and UK. But the latest update introduces the ability for US-based users to send and receive cr

Auracast Bluetooth•
There's a new Bluetooth variant rolling out within the next few months and you should know about it, because it'll bring significant changes to the way we share audio – some of them life-changing. This new capability, previously known as Audio Sharing, is now called Auracast broadcast audio. Essentially, Auracast enables an audio transmitter, (read: smartphone , tablet , laptop, TV, or PA system)

While 2022 travel looked promising, with borders reopening and more options to travel internationally, you may want to make this another summer of staycations. A whole bunch of factors (ahem, supply and demand) are causing chaos at airports and rental counters across the country, costing travelers a lot of time and… Read more...

In January, IHG announced changes to its elite status tiers , including requirements and bonus earnings. IHG implemented these changes in March alongside an announcement of its new IHG One Rewards program . IHG said the new perks of the IHG One Rewards program would begin in early June — and today’s the day. New elite status benefits are now rolling out to IHG One Rewards accounts, and eligible e

Apple Pay Later Wallet•
This week, Apple announced updates coming to your iPhone when iOS 16 launches later this year. In addition to other travel-friendly changes, one we want to highlight in particular is Apple’s entrance into the very active “buy now, pay later” market with a feature called Apple Pay Later. Let’s take a look at what this feature is, how it works and when you can expect it to be available. Get the lat

100+Mashable / 3h
Instagram is my waiting room app. I don't use it every day, but when I have a couple of spare minutes, I like to casually check out what the people I'm following are up to. The problem, lately, is getting to the stuff I actually want to see requires battling through a mountain of sponsored content and suggested posts. When it comes to ads on platforms, there's a point at which a user inevitably w

Cryptocurrency is fast gaining mainstream acceptance as consumers look for innovative ways to diversify their savings, protect against inflation, and save on transaction fees. Big-name brands are taking note: PayPal, Starbucks, AT&T, AMC Theatres, Microsoft, and Whole Foods are among a growing battalion of organizations that now accept payment in cryptocurrencies. In fact, nearly 16,000 venues ar

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Andreessen SCiFi Foods•
SCiFi Foods , formerly Artemys Foods, is combining plant-based and cultivated meat technology to create its first burger product, and its mission just got a big venture capital boost. The Bay Area–based food tech startup announced Wednesday a $22 million Series A round led by a16z. This brings the company’s total funding to $29 million since its inception in 2019 by co-founders Joshua March, CEO,

As inflation continues to grow persistently higher, millions of Americans are struggling financially. With that struggle comes a whole lot of financial stress. Fruitful is a startup that wants to provide access to financial planning to the masses at a cost that won’t eat up whatever savings — if any — they might have. Fruitful is emerging from stealth today, announcing a total of $33 million in e

No matter whether you prefer to track the public or private markets, 2022 has proven to be a messy year for software companies. After a bullish 2021, when investors sent software stocks into the stratosphere, startups rode the same wave of enthusiasm to new heights. Since then, we’ve tracked the pullback in value that software companies have endured, as well as the resulting knock-on effects on s

Continual , a startup that focuses on simplifying operational AI on top of a modern data stack, today announced that it has raised a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. In addition, the company today announced that its cloud platform is now generally available. The company, which focuses its AI efforts on predictive models for things like inventory forecasts, risk mi

Cybersecurity researchers from HP Wolf Security have discovered a new malware strain being distributed via weaponized Microsoft Word files. The malware, dubbed SVCReady, allows threat actors to exfiltrate system information such as device firmware and software installed on the endpoint , the report says. It is being deployed in unison with another virus, a relatively popular strain called RedLine

An employee at Disneyland Paris destroyed a park guest’s wedding proposal by “snatching [the] ring and ushering them away” while the man was in the act. The suitor says he was given permission to be there, while the worker saw the couple in a restricted area. Continue reading ...

Wi-Fi 6E routers provide the best wireless speeds combined with low latency, less network interference, and the increased stability of the 6GHz band. Our picks for the best Wi-Fi 6E routers will help you build a better home network. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Leather has held a place in offices for a long time, especially in high-end workplaces. But it’s no longer reserved only for the extravagant chairs you picture residing in a floor-to-ceiling walnut room. Harber London’s Leather Desk Mat brings quality material to your office in a modern fashion. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

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Tag You're It An Indiana woman allegedly told someone that she used an Apple AirTag to stalk a man and kill him because he was cheating on her — drawing attention, once again, to the alarming role the gadgets have come to play in domestic violence . As the Indianapolis Star reports , the 26-year-old woman allegedly told a bystander that she'd found her boyfriend at a local pub after tracking him

DDR5 RAM has technically been available on mainstream computing platforms since the release of Alder Lake and the Z690 chipset, though most PC gamers and building enthusiasts were put off buying early because of astronomical prices. Luckily, the cost of DDR5 RAM is rapidly dropping, falling by 20% in just four weeks. As reported by VideoCardz (with reports from ComputerBase ), DDR5-4800 memory is

Throughout the course of a day, you probably find yourself seeking feedback about your appearance more than once, whether that’s checking your weight, looking in the mirror, trying on different clothes, or snapping a selfie. Read more...

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The first official trailer for Black Adam has arrived, giving us a look at Dwayne Johnson in action as the titular DC Comics villain/anti-hero. It's been a long time coming. Though Black Adam is a spin-off of Shazam! , the titular characters being archenemies in the comics, the upcoming movie looks far from the light, comedic tone of its predecessor. This seems fair, considering we already saw Bl

U.S. law enforcement have announced the takedown of SSNDOB, a notorious marketplace used for trading the personal information — including Social Security numbers, or SSNs — of millions of Americans. The operation was conducted by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), with help from the Cyprus Police, to seize four domains hosting the SSNDOB marketplace —

Folks dedicated to the world of NFTs have access to loads of analytics and browsing tools, but none of them really work together. At least, that’s how new startup Curio sees things. Curio taps into several different sources of data to provide a powerful analytics tool for both browsing and tracking the value of NFTs. Cofounders Chrys Bader and Sean Dadashi started working on Curio about two years

A massive trove of more than 120,000 passports, drivers licenses and identity documents uploaded by users of bike-sharing service Mobike have been found online. Security researcher Bob Diachenko found the data in an unprotected Amazon-hosted storage bucket on February 11 and passed details to TechCrunch in an effort to get the data secured. The bucket’s name suggests it belonged to Mobike, a once

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. Meet the LGBTQ activists fighting to be themselves online in Malaysia Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman has been a public figure in Malaysia for well over a decade. Classically beautiful, she has built a following of hundreds of thousands on Instagram. But as a trans wom

Us kids know how hard it is to buy gifts for parents. It’s either a case of they don’t want anything or they’ve already gone out and bought the product you had your eye on without telling you. Especially tech-savvy dads. But there are some oft-forgotten, cheaper gifts that can do the job without breaking the $50 barrier. From console controllers to tracking tags, smart lights to charging accessor

It’s safe to say that Formula 1 has never been more popular – and Netflix reportedly wants in on the action. Having boosted the overseas prestige of the sport with its mega-successful Drive to Survive series, the streaming service has (according to Business Insider ) joined a bidding war with rival broadcasters NBCUniversal and ESPN for the rights to stream F1 races from 2023. Disney-owned networ

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Apple had a ton of big hits in its iOS 16 announcements including a lock screen revamp , updates to Photos , and improved Mail app experience. Apart from that, there were a ton of things that the company skimmed over briefly or didn’t mention at all. As more people are testing the iOS 16 developer beta, some small yet nifty features are being discovered every day. So here’s a summary of some of t

Delta has an issue with Sky Clubs being overcrowded, to the point that many Sky Clubs have lines to get in, as if they’re night clubs. The Atlanta-based airline is now trialing a new method for dealing with this issue. Not only have we seen new lounge access restrictions added as of June 2022, but now Delta may no longer prioritize everyone equally when there is a queue to get into the lounge. Wh

Microsoft Russia Ukraine•
Microsoft previously halted sales in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, and now it's shrinking its presence in the country. The company told Bloomberg in a statement that it will "significantly scale down" its Russian operations in response to a bleaker economic forecast stemming from the war. Microsoft will still honor its contracts in the country, but the reduced footprint will affect ov

If you'd like to upgrade your dad's TV setup for Father's Day , you can snag Roku's latest set-top box at its best price yet. The 2022 Roku Ultra is 20 percent off ahead of Father's Day, dropping it down to $80. That's a solid deal for the streamer that just came out just last month and includes a new voice remote, among other improvements. It's also worth noting that the Roku Streambar remains o

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A selection of 70 companies based in the UK are participating in a pilot program designed to establish whether transitioning to a four-day work week would result in a drop-off in productivity . Organized by a non-profit called 4 Day Week Global, in partnership with a group of UK universities and the Autonomy think tank, the trial will extend for a period of six months. As part of the experiment,

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Internet giant Baidu has built an empire around search and artificial intelligence. Can it build a smarter car?

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From Caper in the Castro to Raptor Boyfriend, these fabulous games let you express yourself and remember LGBTQ+ history.

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We all want our personal big-screen experience to feel as close to the real thing as possible. Here’s how to optimize your system—popcorn not included.

For years now, if you wanted a flagship smartphone, you had but two choices realistically: an Apple device or a Samsung. OnePlus has slowly shifted from “affordable near-flagship” to “actual flagship.” The OnePlus 10 Pro represents its biggest swing for the fences yet. And it got so close. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Omnidirectional treadmill technology allows you to turn, walk, run, crouch, and sometimes even jump in VR without any space limits or danger of tripping over your cat. Unfortunately, the promise of practical, affordable VR treadmills still seems some way off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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It’s been 15 years since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson began talking about playing DC Comics character Black Adam, and it’s all been leading up to this. Today, finally , the Rock is a superhero—or at least a person with superpowers. Because in the first trailer for Black Adam, you’ll realize this is not your typical… Read more...

“ Can you enhance that ?” the CSI detective asks a bespectacled computer nerd, pointing at a six-pixel area of CCTV footage that may or may not be a driver’s license. Two seconds later, they have the perp’s name, birthdate, address, shoe size, IQ, favorite color, list of allergies and Netflix viewing history. Entertaining, yes. Unreasonable and impossible, sure. But to photographers sitting on an

In recent years startups have turned their attention to what’s known as ‘home setup services’. This is where utilities and moving-in are all aggregated into one package which is managed digitally, (hopefully), making two whole moving home process a lot easier and a lot less stressful. Updater in the US launched over 10 years ago and is managing a decent percentage of American home moves. It’s als

Finch , which builds APIs to connect corporate payroll, HR, and benefits systems, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from General Catalyst, Bedrock, Sempervirens, and Y Combinator. Co-founder and CEO Jeremy Zhang said that the new money will be put toward growing the startup’s 36-person workforce, particularly on the eng

Five to Nine , which makes event management software, has closed a $4.25 million seed round led by Black Ops Ventures . Launched in 2018, the company’s software lets enterprises plan programs for their employee resource groups (ERGs), which enable employees who share characteristics or experiences to come together, share resources and connect. Five to Nine also provides attendance and feedback an

Almost exactly a year ago, GitLab spun out Meltano , an ELT (extract, load, transform) service that is now setting its sights on becoming a more fully-featured ‘DataOps’ service. At the time, GitLab, which had originally built the service to improve its own data lifecycle platform, Alphabet’s GV and a number of angels, invested $4.2 million in seed funding. Today, the company announced that it ha

Virridy , a developer of technologies for monitoring and managing water, energy, and agricultural resources, has raised $5.5 million series A funding in a round led by Accord Capital to expand its offering across Africa and North America. The round also had the participation of a number of existing investors including FHI 360, Cleo Capital, Reverent Rock, Save Earth, and VertueLab. Virridy (forme

LibLab, which bills itself as an “SDK-as-a-service” platform for engineers, today announced that it raised $42 million in Series A funding from Insight Partners with participation from Zeev Ventures, Stepstone, Sheva, and Rainfall. Co-founder and CEO Sagiv Ofek said that the new capital will be put toward building out the company’s core service while expanding LibLab’s private beta. Companies rel

Last week, I traveled out of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) — one of the major hotspots of aviation chaos. I arrived at the airport by taxi and witnessed giant lines of passengers snaking around the terminal. The overcrowding issues mainly stem from staffing shortages at security, and they have become so severe that last week, KLM halted bookings for flights over the weekend . Some passengers

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. United’s MileagePlus program looks very different than it did even five years ago. In 2019, United did away with its award charts and moved to dynamic pricing. Shortly thereafter, United increased the price of partner bookings by 10% . While we were hoping that this would be temporary, it’s looking like these unfavor

I think I could subsist on a diet made entirely of dips. Yogurt dip for breakfast, beet dip for lunch, pimento cheese or hummus for supper. I could spend my days dipping vegetables, pieces of bread, and chips into various bowls of creamy dips, and I would be happy. Read more...

Amazon is having a big sale on Apple Series 7 Watches right now, with the highlight being a new low price of $300 on the 41mm green aluminum model with a clover sports band ($99 off). Other available colors (starlight, midnight, blue and red) are also on sale at the previous all-time-low price of $329, while the 45mm models are marked down to $359 ($70 off) in multiple colors. Buy Apple Watch Ser

New Ofcom rules will protect boxes in areas of poor mobile coverage or where they are needed for safety.

AWS Lambda Functions are a serverless computing model that lets you run code without servers. These are commonly written with languages like JavaScript and Python, but AWS now supports many different runtimes, including .NET for C#. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A new report from Endeavor Nigeria reveals that Africa’s digital economy and tech ecosystem is set to experience exponential growth periods. The report is dubbed “The Inflection Point: Africa’s Digital Economy is Poised to Take Off.” It highlights important events in the continent’s tech ecosystem until this point, compares its journey with other emerging markets and provides guidance into the op

For better or worse, you’ll be hard-pressed to go just about anywhere on today’s cruise ships without your smartphone in hand. Major cruise lines have embraced the cell phone as a necessary travel accessory, and they’ve built out the app technology to go with it. Nearly all major cruise lines feature their own apps with basic functionality that lets cruisers peruse deck plans and daily schedules.

Enlarge / This is the view of the top of a cylinder as the TPS ignition module sends out a plasma pulse. (credit: Transient Plasma Systems) In 2019, we took a look at an interesting new advanced ignition system from Transient Plasma Systems. It replaces the conventional spark plugs in a vehicle's engine with an ignition module that uses very short duration (nanosecond) pulses of plasma to ignite

From our stacks: Illustration from Rainbow Gold . Poems Old and New Selected for Boys and Girls By Sara Teasdale With Illustrations By Dugald Walker. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927.

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United Airlines is expanding Down Under, and adding service to a third destination in Australia. United launching San Francisco to Brisbane route As of October 28, 2022, United Airlines will launch a new year-round 3x weekly route between San Francisco (SFO) and Brisbane (BNE). The route will initially operate to Brisbane on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and to San Francisco on Tuesdays, Frid

If the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is on your wish-list but beyond your budget, you might like the look of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra, a new Android phone from Chinese tech company ZTE that's a dead-ringer for Samsung's flagship. While the S22 Ultra starts at $1,199.99 / £1,149 / AU$1,849 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, the Axon 40 Ultra offers the same specs for just $799 / £709 (roughly AU$1,200). The p

Stardew Valley is the next game to receive a free trial on Nintendo Switch Online. Members of Nintendo Switch Online will be able to play the indie farming sim from June 13 to June 19, according to the game’s Nintendo eShop page . Like previous trials, it’ll give you access to the full game, so you can discover whether Stardew Valley’s cutesy bucolic lifestyle is right for you. We reckon it will

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We're probably getting next-gen versions of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7: Biohazard on next week, as database listings have been discovered just in time for the Capcom Showcase. Following its Capcom Showcase announcement yesterday, Twitter profile PlayStation Game Size has located Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 on the PSN backend. Reportedly taking up 21.8GB and 20.48GB of space respectively. T

Bird Laying 23% Staff•
Bird, the rental service for electric scooters, is one of the latest companies in the tech industry to lay off quite a big percentage of its workforce. According to , which tracks layoffs across the tech space, the company plans to let 23 percent of its staff go. As TechCrunch notes, Bird has 600 employees, which means around 138 people are losing their jobs if they haven't yet. Based

Sometimes it's not the story itself, but the way it's told. Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, Adam Sandler, who has a way with telling stories, told Seth Meyers about the time he bumped into Bruce Springsteen at a random gym, only to have the music legend recognise him from SNL . The catch? Springsteen thought his name was Alan Stanley. Come for the silly anecdote, stay for the

Fuel prices are going through the roof and travel is getting much more expensive, but free apps like Google Maps offer features that could help you save big on your gas and travel costs. If you’re in the US, Google Maps won’t just suggest the fastest route it’ll also show you the most fuel-efficient route – marking the route with a green leaf next to the travel time. If the fastest and most fuel-

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken down an underground marketplace that was used to sell personally identifiable information on US citizens. Together with the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the police force of Cyprus, the law enforcement agency seized the servers belonging to SSNDOB, the marketplace that allegedly hosted enough information to

Delta once said ‘if everyone’s elite, nobody is.’ But if everyone has lounge access, nobody does. To mitigate overcrowding Delta and American Express worked on getting Delta premium card customers access to (also overcrowded) Centurion lounges, and to build Centurion lounges in some Delta terminals. That hasn’t solved crowding because more people have access, and are trying to use the lounge, tha

Apple has finally evolved the tried and tested MacBook Air with a new shape, faster internals, and some quality of life improvements that most users will appreciate. So should you make the jump to M2 or buy the less expensive M1 MacBook? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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On the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, scientists discovered a noxious new pollutant: tar mixed with tiny bits of plastic.

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We spend so much of our time online without knowing where we are—or how fragmented we've become. Locating ourselves can help us leave our bubble.

Setting aside time for focused, undistracted work is a challenge not only for workers, which face a growing barrage of notifications, but teams and companies broadly speaking. One source pegs the cost of “lost” work at $650 million per year, not only because productivity losses cause a longer workday but because they can lead to a lack of engagement. According to Asana’s October 2021 work index,

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As retail investors get crushed by market conditions, Delphia, a mobile-investment platform, wants to give them an edge to better square up against hedge funds and other institutional investors. The stock-picking startup with algorithmic and crypto features plans to reward users for access to their data, a model that helped it close a new $60 million Series A led by Multicoin Capital. Other inves

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Who knows whether it’s FOMO or actual customer demand for such a thing, but Salesforce announced today that it’s launching a pilot of NFT Cloud , a new platform for buying and selling these crypto assets. It’s a turn to the future, according to the company, one it insists comes from customer curiosity. “Salesforce is seeing interest from CMOs and CDOs who are asking for help entering web3, and we

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Panasonic recently launched the GH6 with internal ProRes recording and other nice pro features, but one thing missing was any RAW video recording. However, its next firmware version 2.0 upgrade coming on July 5th will address that with external ProRes RAW output, the company announced . You'll be able to record 12-bit 5.7K RAW video at up to 60 fps and C4K (4,096 x 2,160) at an impressive 120 fps

Data Immuta $100M Series•
Immuta , a provider of data privacy and access controls services, today announced that it closed a $100 million Series E round at a $1 billion valuation, bringing the company’s total funding to $267 million. NightDragon led the funding with participation from Snowflake Ventures as well as existing investors Dell Technologies Capital, DFJ Growth, IAG, Intel Capital, March Capital, StepStone, Ten E

Apple announced a big bunch of updates at WWDC 2022 in the form of iOS 16 with a redesigned lock screen, Stage Manager for macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 , and lots more that focus big on productivity and personalization. However, while these updates have been well-received, the big stand-out for me is the Weather app. For years on iPad, if you wanted to check the weather, you'd be directed to a

France’s data protection watchdog, the CNIL, has issued updated guidance on use of Google Analytics following a decision earlier this year that found a local website’s use of the tool to be in breach of European Union law. It has also confirmed that it has since issued formal notices to other organizations to bring their use of Google Analytics into compliance. The legal issue — which does not ju

There’s a big day coming up on which you’re kinda obliged to buy gifts to thank a parent for raising you. Obviously, you want to buy them something cool and techy, since that’s pretty much what every person is looking for these days. For that special person in your life, irrespective of their gender, we’ve put together a list of the best tech gift ideas you could buy. The list ranges from the bes

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Intel’s second-fastest Arc Alchemist GPU for laptops has witnessed some leaked benchmarks, and they’re a mixed bag of results – though we should be very cautious around interpreting them. There are two sets of benchmarks that come from a Weibo user – purportedly for both real-world gaming performance , and synthetic tests – as flagged up by HXL on Twitter (and spotted by Tom’s Hardware and VideoC

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My sister and I started watching Love on the Spectrum on a whim, flicking through Netflix's newest titles on a lazy summer weekend in 2020. We devoured the first season in one sitting, and it has since become a favorite for our whole family. Amongst a sea of gimmicky dating shows, Love on the Spectrum revels in the plain, beautiful truths of courtship through the eyes of autistic twentysomethings

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Netflix's Geeked Week is off to a good start for fantasy fans. First we had the teaser for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman adaptation , and now we have our first glimpse of another big franchise coming to the streamer — Paul Feig's movie adaptation of Soman Chainani's YA fantasy series first published in 2013. The School for Good and Evil follows two friends from the village of Gavaldon, Sophie (Sophie

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Transatlantic airline startup Norse Atlantic is starting service this summer. The airline has already announced plans to operate flights out of both Oslo (OSL) and London (LGW) , and the airline has now added a third European gateway, which is pretty exciting. Norse Atlantic will fly from Berlin to New York & Los Angeles Norse Atlantic will make Berlin (BER) its third European gateway city: As of

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A new study on bitcoin calls into question whether the digital currency is truly as decentralized and anonymous as its biggest devotees would have you believe. Read more...

Branch , a startup offering bundled home and auto insurance, has raised $147 million in Series C funding at a postmoney valuation of $1.05 billion. Weatherford Capital, a family-owned private investment firm, led the round, which also included participation from existing and new backers such as Acrew, American Family Ventures, Anthemis, Gaingels, Greycroft, HSCM Ventures, Narya, SignalFire and To

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The national abortion debate has focused on its legal and political dimensions. But that ignores the physiology of pregnancy.

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The latest Marvel show on Disney+ will be a game-changer. Here’s what to read after you’ve fallen for Kamala Khan.

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Lyft drivers don't have to worry about being fully replaced by the company's autonomous vehicles just yet. Company president John Zimmer told CNBC that Lyft intends to operate a hybrid network at first, with a fleet that's largely comprised of non-autonomous cars. "[J]ust like what happened with phones, you didn't have 3G go to 4G go to 5G on separate networks," Zimmer explained."You still needed

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Cathay Innovation is hoping to secure the bag in a new investment partnership with a company that secures crypto assets. The $1.5 billion venture capital firm is entering the crypto market with a new $110 million fund dedicated to the sector that it will operate jointly with Ledger , a French startup focused on digital asset security, Cathay co-founder Dennis Barrier told TechCrunch. The fund is

Proper Raises FinTechs•
What’s one of the hottest areas within fintech today? Funny enough, it’s fintech for fintechs (say that a few times fast). Fintech startups have absolutely proliferated in the past few years, but it’s still a highly fragmented space — which is where “fintech for fintech” companies come in. Companies in fintech often have complex tech stacks, relying on data from various sources and service provid

Tired of pasting and getting weird fonts and formatting in Windows 10 or 11? Don’t use Notepad as an intermediary. Try Ctrl+Shift+V, and you’ll get only the text you want. Here’s why. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

After what feels like a lifetime of teasers, Nothing is finally ready to reveal its first smartphone. The Phone (1) will star in Nothing’s “Return to Instinct” event, which airs July 12th at 11am EST (8am PST). I just hope it’s not another teaser. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Computing giant IBM has confirmed it will officially "wind down" its Russian business amid the continued war in Ukraine. The firm had suspended its business operations in Russia back in March 2022, days after the war began, but will now begin laying off its workforce in the country. The news was revealed in an official company memo shared with IBM's global workforce, written by its Chairman, Pres

Nothing Phone 1 July•
Hey, here’s something we don’t get all that often: A debut smartphone from a company that’s never made one before, with reason to believe that it might actually be good. That’ll be the hope, anyway, when Nothing reveals the Phone (1) on Tuesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. ET during its “Return to Instinct” event. We don’t know anything about the livestream aside from the fact that Nothing, the startup fo

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Nothing Phone 1 July•
We were expecting the Nothing Phone (1) to land in late March, at an event that the company hosted called 'The Truth' - turns out we didn't hear many truths about the anticipated debut Android phone from Nothing, but that's set to change. The company has announced that it's hosting another launch event, and this one will be a true and total reveal of the Nothing Phone (1). It's set to take place

New action flick, Interceptor, has topped Netflix's global rankings to become the most-watched movie on the platform right now. Co-produced by Marvel movie star Chris Hemsworth, the film follows a stubborn army officer (played by the Thor actor’s real-life wife, Elsa Pataky) who finds herself stationed as the last line of defense against a soldier-turned-criminal’s villainous plan to take over a

DNS Cybersecurity Threats•
If you’ve been surfing the internet for web hosting , you’ve probably come across DNS management in the list of features some hosting solution providers offer. DNS management is the process of administering and managing the Domain Name System (DNS) for a particular domain or set of domains. It can include tasks such as creating and editing DNS records, managing DNS zones, adding or deleting names

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Artificial intelligence is (rightfully) lampooned for all sorts of reasons , but credit where credit is due: neural networks really know how to make some freakishly beautiful art. Read more...

Nothing Phone 1 July•
In a month's time, we'll finally get to meet Nothing's first handset. The company has announced that its unveiling its second device, the Nothing phone (1) , at an event on July 12th at 4PM BST/11AM EST. "It's our first smartphone, and our most important product," Nothing said in its announcement. "The real start of Nothing's journey. To make tech fun again. And an invitation to unlearn everythin

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Halo Infinite’s co-op campaign has appeared on the horizon. The new game mode is expected to launch in August later this year, but some lucky players will have the opportunity to jump in early through a hands-on beta. Developer 343 Industries announced the upcoming Halo Infinite playtest in a tweet . If you’re signed up for the Halo Insider program, you’ll get the chance to play the game’s co-op

We’ve been tracking a worrying trend of layoffs in the technology industry, but that is not the full story. There is, concurrently, also a wave of organizations that are also in the process of training and hiring to fill a number of technology-related roles, specifically by way of apprenticeships. Today, a startup called Multiverse that has built a platform both to connect people with those oppor

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When you put a protective flea collar on your dog or cat, the last thing you expect is for that product to hurt your pet. Or kill them. Enter Seresto Flea and Tick Collars, which did just that. At least 2,340 pets are believed to have been killed by Seresto collars. Read more...

I have been using AirTags to track my keys, bags, and suitcases since the Bluetooth tracker’s announcement in 2021. While they work in most cases, they don’t fit in most wallets. The Chipolo CARD Spot fixes that limitation without losing too many of the AirTag’s features. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Amex Offers program frequently has promotions for hotel stays (including with Hilton , IHG , and Marriott ), which can save you money or earn you bonus points for stays you’d make anyway. Amex has just rolled out its latest targeted hotel offer, which could be worth it for a stay at a boutique luxury property. Spend $300+ with SLH, save $60 There’s a targeted Amex Offers deal for stays at Sma

Digital rights advocates have warned that any move by the European Union (EU) to force major tech companies to make financial contributions to the cost of building and running of mobile and broadband networks would threaten the principles of an open Internet. Telcos have frequently expressed their frustration that companies such as Google, Netflix, and others have benefited from investments in fi

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Honor of Kings, the world’s largest mobile game made by China’s internet behemoth Tencent, is rolling out a global version by the end of this year. That’s according to a tweet by Level Infinite, which will be publishing the overseas version of the battle royale game for TiMi Studio, the storied games development studio inside Tencent that introduced Honor of Kings back in 2015. Based in Singapore

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Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new cloud region in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its data center footprint around the world. The new region marks the company’s 11th region in North America. Globally, the company now offers 34 regions, all of which feature three zones for additional redundancy. With this, Google now offers a local region for the expanding tech ecosystem

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HBO has plugged the plug on Demimonde, the new big-budget sci-fi drama from director J. J. Abrams. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Demimonde, which was due to be Abrams' first solo creation for television since his original hit Alias, has now been pulled from production by HBO's Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys. The reason for HBO's decision has been put down to spiralling costs, which had

There could be a welcome fall in the price of LCD TVs later this year, with panel prices continuing to drop according to a new report, and the effect of the supply chain crisis appearing to ease. Tech analyst Sigmaintell Consulting (via DigiTimes ) claims that LCD panel prices once again fell last month, with the price of 32-inch to 55-inch displays slipping a further $2-4 per panel and 65-inch a

In protest of France's content streaming rules, Disney has announced that its animated holiday film Strange World (aka Avalonia ) will go straight to Disney+ and not appear in theaters in the country. It also gave a strong statement to Deadline decrying France's so-called chronologie des medias rules. "Strange World will be available to all Disney+ subscribers in France, foregoing a French cinema

SAVE 35%: Through June 19, you can get a MasterClass Duo subscription (one account, two devices) for 25% off. You can also take 35% off a Family plan (one account, six devices). Both subscriptions cost $180. Blame the algorithm, but we bet you've seen an ad for MasterClass — whether it featured Gordon Ramsay waxing poetic about caramelized onions or Malcolm Gladwell staring unnervingly into the c

TL;DR: As of June 8, this 4-in-1 Multi-Port & Apple Watch Charger is on sale for just $17.99. It's regularly priced at $34, so that's 48% off Stop getting into arguments over charging ports and power outlets. You’re better than that. Fix the problem instead by investing in charging cables that supply more than one output because sharing is caring. The 4-in-1 Multi-Port Charger from Tech Zebra can

Welcome to Fix It, our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make. The first part of Stranger Things 4 rules, but it certainly isn't without its faults. For every moment that reaches "Running Up That Hill" levels of awesome, there's a plodding California scene. For every genuinely threatening Vecna appearance, there's a trip to Russia that brings the storyl

TL;DR: As of June 8, you can get this Foldable HD Dual Camera Mini Drone on sale for just $84.99. If you don’t have photos or videos of your epic adventures , did they really even happen? While having your phone with you all the time ensures you can capture every activity, having your own HD Dual Camera Mini Drone ensures you can capture them in epic proportions. You can snag one from Genius Depo

TL;DR: As of June 8, a five-year subscription to AppMySite Mobile App Builder Pro Plan , worth $2,340, is available for just $49.99. That's savings of a whopping 97%. Every brand or business needs an app these days, but not every brand or business can afford to pay for a professional app builder. Or afford to take the time to learn to code . That’s where no-code app builders like AppMySite come i

We leave pieces of ourselves in every place we visit, every home we live in, and throughout all kinds of physical spaces. In the digital age, that permanence is heightened — there's an additional record of everything we've done or said to our captured, internet audience. That's often terrifying, but it's also powerful, especially for under-represented peoples who fight to bring invisible stories

Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman has been a public figure in Malaysia for well over a decade. Classically beautiful, with long, dark hair and Marilyn Monroe-esque curves, she has built a following of hundreds of thousands on Instagram with a curated feed of immaculately arranged pictures, sales plugs, and inspirational quotes. Born in Selangor, an affluent state on the west coast of Malaysia, the 37-year-o

Bud Raises $80M AI•
Embedded finance — where financial services companies and others bring in different kinds of fintech technology by way of APIs to enhance their own offerings with more data and functionality — remains a growing opportunity, both to help fuel new business and to help incumbents get up to speed with their disruptors. In the latest development, Bud Financial, a provider of an AI-based open banking p

Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.

A woman is accused of downloading data of more than 100 million Capital One customers. Her lawyers argue a conviction would criminalize legitimate research practices.

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With every new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 leak, it sounds a little less like a smartphone and more like a tablet - and a new leak is more evidence of that fact. According to SamMobile(opens in new tab) , Samsung is planning to release a version of the tablet with 1TB of storage. It's not quite clear where the site got this information, but that's double the max amount of space that the Galaxy Z Fold

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Spoilers follow for Ms Marvel episode 1. Ms Marvel has taken her first big step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The fan favorite superhero's TV show has finally been released on Disney Plus – and it isn't wasting any time in finding its place in Marvel's juggernaut franchise. How so? Well, Ms Marvel 's opening episode contains an Easter egg that directly references Spider-Man: No Way Home

To get more children into school, Uzbekistan has launched Kindergarten On Wheels – a project bringing the classroom to the country's remotest regions. Currently, 65 buses fully equipped with studying materials and completed with teachers, travel across the country to accommodate young children's learning needs. According to UNICEF, only half of children and youth worldwide are attending school, w

Link-in-bio platform Linktree is launching a new one-stop directory for users to browse its platform partners and integrations. The company says the new hub, which is called Linktree Marketplace, is designed to drive exposure to its partnerships. Linktree is also introducing Link Apps, which embed Linktree partners’ digital experiences and services for platform visitors, including NFT galleries,

Amid rising uncertainty about how financing will look for tech in the months and maybe years to come, one of the newer kids on the VC block in Europe is today announcing the closing of its latest and largest fund to date. Felix Capital — the London-based firm founded and headed by Frederic Court — has raised $600 million. It plans to use the money to continue investing mainly in its sweet spot of


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Ms. Marvel actor Iman Vellani dropped by The Tonight Show for a delightful chat with Jimmy Fallon, in which she shared her love for Marvel's superheroes, gushed about meeting Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige , and recounted how she got the lead role in Marvel's latest superhero series. "My aunt forwarded me a WhatsApp of the casting call," said Vellani. "Super sketchy, I don't know what cast

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India’s central bank proposed on Wednesday an integration between UPI and credit cards in a significant boost for a fast-growing payments protocol that has become the most popular way individuals in the South Asian market transact online. “UPI facilitates transactions by linking savings or current accounts through users’ debit cards,” said Shaktikanta Das, Governor of Reserve Bank of India at a b

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There’s been something that’s bugging me for years about the Apple Watch , specifically the way it's used as a training tool for running. It’s safe to say that Apple’s timepiece has been on an upward trajectory regarding its run-tracking prowess over the years. After all, the first incarnation didn’t even have GPS on board, so it was relatively useless as a fitness pal for runners without the pho

Post Malone Seth Meyers•
We all love a drunk celebrity, and what better celebrity to get drunk on camera than Post Malone, who has his own signature bottle of Jagermeister and also his own bottle of rosé? As he explains to Seth Meyers in the Late Night host's semi-regular segment "Day Drinking," smoking is a gateway drug to smoking weed , and smoking weed is a gateway drug to pink wine. Makes sense to me. Taking over Man

Microsoft HoloLens Kipman•
Alex Kipman , the lead developer of Microsoft HoloLens, is leaving the company, according to Insider . His departure comes after the same publication reported allegations that he engaged in inappropriate touching and comments towards female employees. He also reportedly fostered a culture that diminished women's contributions. After Kipman told his team about his resignation, Microsoft cloud and

TikTok Avatars Bitmoji•
TikTok has introduced a new filter called TikTok Avatars, which creates animated characters that mimic your expression. Now you can finally start posting story times without revealing your face. Announced on Thursday, TikTok Avatars both look and function a lot like Apple's Memoji. The app uses your phone's camera to detect your face, then overlays it with an animated avatar which copies your mov

Ios 16 Apple iPhone•
The dazzling new iPhone lock screen designs in iOS 16 may have grabbed all the headlines at WWDC 2022, but behind them lies a new feature that's also a highly unusual one for Apple – Photoshop-style editing skills. Apple's AI tools have traditionally been foc