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Editor’s note: This post was last updated on June 14,, 2022 with new information. Evolving testing and vaccination requirements for international travel continue to make it confusing for Americans to figure out what’s required for entry into specific countries. Some of the most restrictive nations are finally opening to tourists again including Australia which opened to tourists on Feb. 21 for th

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“Obviously, expensive digital images of monkeys are going to improve the world immensely,” quipped Bill Gates this week. The Microsoft founder turned billionaire philanthropist spoke in a question and answer session at a Tech Crunch event focused on climate change and technology. Read more...

I am a decidedly mediocre baker and an even worst decorator. As someone with a near-constant tremor that gets worse whenever I try to do fine, precise work, it’s just not something I’m going to be good at. But my biggest issue with baking and decorating cakes has little to do with my skills of an artist, and more to… Read more...

If you’re a college student, two things are likely to be true: You probably love consuming streaming media, and you’re probably broke. But if you need to cut back your entertainment budget, there might be a way to do it without canceling one of your streaming subscriptions—a handful of major services offer discounts… Read more...

Many applications can already read and sort data from photos and scans of documents, using optical character recognition, and soon that functionality is coming to Excel for Windows. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I wanted to see how alike I could be to HAL-9000 in my own, ragged rendition of the song Daisy Bell . It turns out, I actually sound better as the vague approximation of the demented artificial intelligence from 2001: A Space Odyssey than either HAL’s actor Douglas Rain or my normal, human voice. Read more...

Sierra Space announced its plans yesterday to launch a spaceflight center and astronaut training academy, which is good news for all of the adults out there who never got to go to space camp as a kid. Read more...

Yesterday, Webtoon issued an apology after a New York City ad campaign went viral on Twitter. Kennedy Homan, a Webtoon author herself, took a photo of an ad on a subway platform that read “ Comics are literature’s fun side-hustle” next to images from the Webtoon Lore Olympus , the most popular comic on Webtoon with over… Read more...

Big news, Carnival Cruise Line fans: You’re about to get a new ship. The Miami-based cruise giant announced on Tuesday it would soon take over the operation of Costa Luminosa, a 13-year-old vessel currently in the fleet of sister line Costa Cruises . Carnival said the vessel would join the Carnival fleet in September and begin operating voyages for the brand out of Brisbane, Australia, in Novembe

Editor’s note: This is The Points Guy’s permanent page about the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex’s latest quarterly bonus categories. The first half of 2022 is coming to a close, and as we look ahead to July, you now have the ability to activate a solid bonus on purchases made in the third quarter. Cardholders of the Chase Freedom (no longer open to new applicants) and the Chase Freedom Flex

Times are tough around Silicon Valley right now -- and if remote work has anything to do with it, those times could get even tougher.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its first batch of data for semi-autonomous driving technology. As The New York Times explains , the agency linked 392 crashes to self-driving and driver assistance systems in the 10 months between July 1st, 2021 and May 15th, 2022. About 70 percent of those, 273, were Tesla vehicles using Autopilot or the Full Self-Driving beta. Hon

Engadget / 11min
Sony has confirmed a Gran Turismo movie is in the works and it's slated to arrive sooner than many folks may have expected. Its Columbia Pictures imprint will release the film on August 11th, 2023. District 9 's Neill Blomkamp , who is far from a stranger to the world of video games , is directing. American Sniper scribe Jason Hall wrote the screenplay. The movie is based on a true story, as Dead

T-Mobile has achieved speeds of more than 3Gbps on its standalone 5G network (5G SA) by combining multiple spectrum channels using carrier aggregation. The US mobile operator combined two lots of spectrum in the 2.5GHz band with another in the 1900MHz band to effectively create 210MHz of mid-range capacity to reach the desired transmission rate. T-Mobile says it’s the first time that an operator

Professor Zhang Tongjie of the China Extraterrestrial Civilization Research Group at Beijing Normal University says they may have found signs of alien life.

A Bethesda official confirms the existence of plans to develop Fallout 5, but delivers a bit of bad news at the same time. This one's gonna take a while.

Mashable / 21min
Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” had TikTok users exposing themselves with their favorite “Vecna” songs . Now, ABBA's 1979 hit “Angeleyes” has TikTokkers revealing their past loves, unlocking core memories in me that I forgot I had. Sometimes, when I’m lonely, I sit and think about… TikTokkers have been using the sound, a sped-up version of “Angeleyes” by ABBA, to reminisce about the things the

Engadget / 23min
Void Riders , OlliOlli World’s first story expansion, is now available to download on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC. The DLC adds new levels for players to explore complete with UFOs that will use their tractor beams to help you defy gravity and take your tricks to new heights. The expansion also adds new emotes, tricks and outfits, including a cow onesie, you can use to further custo

Activision hasn’t officially announced the start date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ’s open beta but the game’s product listings on Amazon US suggest that it could be as soon as August. As spotted by Tom Henderson , the listings for the game on Amazon US across all platforms invite customers to “pre-Order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for any platform by August 15th, 2022 to unlock early a

Precision fermentation may be a food tech term that doesn’t put a pleasant taste in your mouth, but advances in the technology have investors increasingly ordering it from the menu and giving compliments to the chef. This technology — brewing food inside huge fermentation chambers — is not new. (If you are a beer connoisseur, you get it — the precision fermentation technique is similar.) It can c

NordVPN is a popular virtual private network that promises excellent streaming capabilities and is one the best VPNs out there. However, if you’re new to VPNs and you’re not too sure how to sign up or what your first steps should be once you have, let us help you get to know your brand-new VPN and set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

This week’s a scorcher across much of the United States, and the blazing-hot deals we uncovered are equally spicy. Find some of the lowest prices ever on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Apple TV 4K, and Amazon Smart Thermostat, plus enjoy a huge 20% off site-wide sale over at Satechi and more. Read on for all the details. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Building a new electric vehicle brand from scratch, then beating big names like Ford to market is no easy task. And while Rivian did precisely that after several delays with the exciting R1T electric truck, the new R1S all-electric SUV is facing similar struggles. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

To build hype ahead of the July 12th launch event, Nothing just revealed a full photo of the Phone 1. This photo confirms some leaks and rumors about the device, though notably, the Phone 1 is less transparent than we expected. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The sheer variety of cake that exists in the world is thrilling, if a little overwhelming. Deciding between a butterfly-shaped cake with motors in it or a tower of bougie three-dollar cupcakes the size of a thumbnail can leave you questioning your life choices. Read more...

Engadget / 35min
PuffCo has continually improved upon the form and function of its heating element since the Peak made its debut at CES 2018 . In 2020 it showed off a more reliable and precise heater with the over-accessorized Peak Pro . In 2022, PuffCo has once again refined its vaporizing system — further shrinking the heating element and doing away with the water chamber entirely — into a one-handed vape exper

Gizmodo / 35min
Nothing, the startup behind one of the best wireless earbuds , revealed the rear design of its upcoming Phone (1) smartphone. The company, led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, is scheduled to reveal the Android device in full at a July 12 event. Read more...

Canadian fintech giant Wealthsimple, which was valued at $4 billion as of last year, is laying off 159 people – or about 13% of its staff. The Toronto-based company has been a leader in the realm of democratizing financial products for consumers, including stock trading, crypto asset sales and peer-to-peer money transfers. And now it appears that Wealthsimple is an example of another company that

Gizmodo / 50min
Despite the Biden administration’s vows to fight climate change, the U.S. is currently embarking on a major effort to build out fossil fuel infrastructure following the war in Ukraine—with potentially disastrous climate results. Read more...

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A team of Chinese and US scientists have put their reputation on the line with an extraordinary claim: that, with numerous caveats, a newly identified narrowband signal could be a sign of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The unusual signal — picked up by the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in southwest China, the world's largest radio telescope — seems to have the team le

Futurism / 50min
You can’t fight fire with fire, but in the case of sonic waves, you can certainly fight noise with noise. Active noise-cancelling technology (ANC) uses microphones to pick up acoustic noise and then cancels it by emitting tones that are phase-inverted to the unwanted noise. The best noise-cancelling headphones under $100 are equipped with powerful ANC tech that supplements their other quality fea

Futurism / 50min
You’re probably already paying for high-speed internet, and if you’re also shelling out for cable, you could be spending more money than you need to — unless you decide to stream from your TV. With a streaming service that offers live TV, you can catch live games, watch those smaller “cable only” channels, and stay in the loop on what’s up in your neighborhood and beyond with live local and natio

NHTSA Tesla Autopilot•
Enlarge / Tesla is facing multiple federal investigations into the safety of its automated and partially automated driving systems. New data from NHTSA shows the automaker accounted for three quarters of all crashes involving advanced driver assists in the past year. (credit: Tesla) On Wednesday morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on the safety, or lack there

The Azores archipelago of Portugal is full of jaw-dropping nature displays, charming historical towns and incredible food and wine. Any visitor flying to the island chain will find themself at least briefly in the Azores’ capital, Ponta Delgada, as the destination is home to the region’s main international airport. But does this port city on the large island of São Miguel have anything noteworthy

If you live in an area with slugs, you know they can be a major garden nuisance. Nothing can ruin your elaborate gardening plans like seeing the remains of your tender seedlings eaten through down to the nibs. Unfortunately, slugs are notoriously hard to control without using pesticides that are damaging to other … Read more...

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From the very first scene, there was a sense that something about the fifth episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi was going to be different —that it was going to take things to a whole new level. Several storylines paid off in an Empire Strike Back -inspired siege that was filled with intense action, but really shined thanks to the… Read more...

Lime Citra Long Beach•
Mobility startup Lime has begun rolling out a new swappable battery to its fleet of electric bikes and scooters. According to the company, the component is a significant upgrade over the one it uses currently. The nearly 1 kWh battery features twice the capacity of Lime’s previous .46 kWh design. Best of all, the battery is compatible with the company’s existing Gen4 and Citra e-bikes and scooter

Infinite Yahoo ICS•
Yahoo appears to have left the website builder and web hosting game for good following the sale of its Small Business Essentials portfolio to Infinite Computer Solutions. Referred to as Verizon Small Business Essentials after Yahoo’s parent company, the platform was created to help small businesses create an online presence by providing website builder and web hosting tools from a single dashboar

Microsoft Explorer•
It's finally time to say goodbye to Internet Explorer, for real. Microsoft has officially stopped support for the browser for all users everywhere forever.

SAVE 44%: If you haven't already upgraded your home with a smart speaker, now would be a great time: As of June 15, Amazon's fourth-gen Echo Dot is on sale for just $27.99. That's a 44% discount and the lowest price we've seen to date. Even if you haven't bought into the smart home trend, a smart speaker is a pretty solid acquisition. And if you do have smart bulbs for mood lighting or smart plug

Last Thursday, Alex Hall was set to post a new cooking tutorial on The Bottoms Digest , a bottom-friendly recipe TikTok account he runs with his husband Mike Floeck. Instead, he was met with hundreds of messages from concerned followers and friends. Food delivery app Postmates had just released their bottom-friendly menu campaign for Pride Month — and people were quick to notice the similarities.

An emerging disease is set to get a new coat of paint. Officials at the World Health Organization announced this week that they will soon choose a different name for the disease known as monkeypox—one intended to avoid the stigmatization and inaccuracy of its current moniker. The name of the virus behind the disease,… Read more...

Microsoft Explorer•
For most of its life, Internet Explorer failed us. Today, it feels like we failed Internet Explorer. Microsoft updated both Windows and its website today to mark the official death of Internet Explorer 26 years after it first graced our boxy, little Windows 95 PCs. If you try to download or use the browser, Microsoft will now nudge you towards Edge (its new default browser) instead. Tweet may hav

Politicians are determined to put a stop to brokers who compromise privacy by selling your data . Motherboard has learned Elizabeth Warren and other senators are introducing a bill, the Health and Location Data Protection Act, that would ban brokers from selling or transferring a person's medical and positional info outside of limited circumstances. The main exceptions would include HIPAA-complia

Crafting the perfect Microsoft Word document should soon be a much smoother experience thanks to a new update to the software. Microsoft has revealed it is working on a significant upgrade to Word that will allow users to easily switch between editing, reviewing, and viewing a document. Although this feature has been available on rival service Google Docs for some time, it will now offer much-imp

Starfield Howard One•
Starfield looks to share a lot of characteristics with 2016’s sci-fi survival game No Man’s Sky (for better or worse ), with both offering massive procedurally generated universes to explore through interstellar travel. But Bethesda’s upcoming space-based RPG will be missing one key feature of Hello Games’ slow-burning success: seamless starship piloting. After revealing the first in-game footage

Snowflake Data 2022•
The CEO of Snowflake, Frank Slootman, has reiterated the company’s ambitions to climb to the pinnacle of the data storage and analytics market. Speaking during the opening keynote at Snowflake Summit 2022, Slootman told the audience the firm has grown over the last few years from “basically a popsicle stand” to a business with revenues in excess of $1.3 billion. “Snowflake has had the fastest gro

Trying to sleep well during a heatwave is no picnic. Your bedroom feels like an oven, and despite downing gallons of ice water you still feel too hot and bothered to relax for sleep. But there are things you can do right now to help you sleep more comfortably when it’s hot at night. From drawing the curtains in your bedroom during the day to eating chilis (yes, really), these quick and simple hac

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There’s now another reason to drag out the photo album and start digitizing that aging collection of old, slowly deteriorating family snapshots. Digitally restoring vintage photos is usually a process that can take hours, even for a skilled photo editor, but a new AI-powered filter coming to Photoshop appears to … Read more...

More government intervention will slow tech down. Is that good or bad?

Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android all have dedicated Dark and Light Modes now. Chrome OS devices do too, though it’s not as easy to find. We’ll show you how to use Dark Mode on a Chromebook. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

LEGO has unveiled its third Ideas creation so far this year, the new LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet set. Music lovers will enjoy building the 1,600-piece set and four different Jazz band members and their instruments. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Smart appliances are usually half-baked, touting features that aren’t useful or just don’t work. But GE seems to be taking this whole “smart home” thing seriously. Its new Profile Top Load 900 washer uses smart features to take the guesswork out of laundry, and its Alexa integration does more than just send notifications to your phone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

I failed to earn miles when I was younger, even failed to have an account when I first flew enough to earn elite status. I've let miles expire. And I broke some program rules without even realizing it was a big deal. Continue reading ...

Ford Recalls Vehicles•
When learning to drive, one of the first things we’re taught is how to shift the vehicle into different gears (especially if it’s manual transmission): “D” to drive, “R” to reverse, “P” to park, and so on. There’s also usually a warning that if the car is in neutral and you’re on any type of hill, it can roll away. … Read more...

Musk Tesla SEC Twitter•
Elon Musk has filed an appeal against a judge's decision not to let him out of an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission , which requires him to have lawyers review some of his tweets. A district court judge ruled that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO's consent decree with the SEC should stand. Now, Musk is hoping the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan will overturn that decision

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The 2022 Summer of Terror continues to scorch the cryptocurrency industry. Just as some eagerly hoped the worst might be over, prices of Bitcoin Wednesday hit yet another grim milestone, dropping to an 18-month-low. Read more...

Amit Anand Contributor Amit Anand is a founding partner of Jungle Ventures and an early pioneer and leader in the development of Southeast Asia’s venture capital industry. More posts by this contributor How social commerce is bridging Southeast Asia’s infrastructure gaps Startups are evolving to manage growth alongside profitability The recent IPOs of several tech companies in Southeast Asia migh

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Last year , we learned that Nickelodeon and Paramount had big plans for a revival of Avatar: The Last Airbender , to once and prove forever that kids using elemental powers are cooler than Disney’s blue man group. But now the studio has confirmed they’re even bigger , adding not one, but two new movies to its internal, … Read more...

Save $402.59: Become the favorite child this Father's Day with a gigantic 4K TV like the 75-inch Sony X90J 4K TV on sale for $1,497.40 at Amazon. As of June 15, you save about 21% on this popular Sony TV series. Now's not the time to panic if you're without a lovely Father's Day gift. That's because one of the most surefire ways to make an impression this year is to treat dad with a brand new 4K

Out of all features Apple announced at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last week, a new addition to Apple’s Visual Lookup system — a feature where you can “pick up” an object from a photo or a video with just a press of your finger — was the most fun. While Apple introduced a number of interesting new features to its software during the event, those didn’t quite deliver the surprise and

Cloudflare HTTPS DDoS•
Cloudflare says that it recently stopped the largest HTTPS DDoS attack ever seen. Product Manager Omer Yoachimik revealed in a blog post that the company automatically detected and mitigated a 26 million request per second (RPS) attack against a customer website using the company’s Free plan. Such a powerful attack was made possible thanks to threat actors using hijacked virtual machines and serv

Sesame Street is honoring both fathers and Friends , with a new parody of the '90s sitcom's theme song. The 2-minute jam is peppered with Friends references: a creative rendition of 'Smelly Cat', a puppet donning Joey's Thanksgiving turkey hat, and a callback to Ross's " pivot!" are amongst the best. Brightly-colored replicas of Monica and Rachel's apartment (that purple door!), the iconic founta

Sony Gran Turismo Movie•
Enlarge (credit: Sony) South African director Neill Blomkamp is set to direct a Gran Turismo movie for Columbia Pictures. Deadline first broke the news of a potential GT film in May , but on Tuesday, Sony announced a release date for the film: August 11, 2023. Video games don't often make great movies, though I still have a soft spot for Super Mario Bros , even if the elevator scene with the Koop

This week, you might have noticed a curious—albeit frustrating—issue affecting Instagram on iPhone: When you went to view someone’s new stories, the app would replay all their old stories, as well. This happened anytime they’d upload a new story, meaning you’d possibly have to skip through the same stories multiple… Read more...

Netflix Squid Game•
Yesterday, Netflix greenlit “Squid Game: The Challenge,” a reality competition series based on the popular South Korean drama that, luckily, doesn’t have people killing each other “Hunger Games” style and will offer a cash prize of $4.56 million. (That’s a lifetime of dalgona candies right there!) Not only will this be the largest cash prize a competition show has ever seen, it will also feature

The Citi Premier ® Card ( review ) is one of the most rewarding mid-range credit cards. While many people might be familiar with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ), the Citi Premier is an often overlooked competitor (or complement, depending on how you look at it). The card is even offering a new limited time welcome bonus , so in this post I wanted to share share seven reasons you sho

Nothing Phone (1) was revealed with a photo of the device's full back side. This imagery also reveals the number of buttons and relative size of the phone.

The current 5G evolution in network connectivity is expected to drive unprecedented demands for bandwidth, reliability, and security. However, a network of this magnitude and robustness doesn’t pop up overnight and enterprises and consumers are just beginning to realize the myriad use cases a 5G network can support. For example, consider the increased number of connected devices in a house like s

The skills and capabilities needed to undergo digital transformation are in high demand as every company jockeys to gain a competitive advantage. To address the skills gap, some companies are prioritizing upskilling and reskilling. But to be effective, learning and development itself must undergo a transformation. According to Daniela Proust, global vice president and head of global people enable

Shredder’s Revenge•
Enlarge / Everyone's favorite heroes in a half shell are back—and they're here to reclaim their '90s arcade-brawling glory. (credit: Dotemu / Tribute Games) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge might be the best 2D beat-'em-up video game ever made. Depending on your preferences, it could drop down to #2 or #3 on your personal all-time list, but that still makes it an incredible, must-

Game publisher Bethesda announced Starfield back in 2018, but this week they opened the info-taps and dropped a ton of new details—and a 15 minute video of the open-world sci-fi RPG in action . It’s impressive: There will be 1,000 planets spread over 100 solar systems, building and customizing your own spaceship, a huge … Read more...

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Android App Google•
Cybersecurity researchers from Dr. Web have found half a dozen mobile apps lurking in Google’s Play Store, that are actually distributing inforstealers , adware, and other forms of malware via Android apps that between them have more than two million downloads. The researchers have found five malicious apps, including PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor, a malicious app with more than a million downloads

Rings Miranda Otto•
The next Lord of the Rings movie won't contain flash forward sequences – despite the inclusion of an actor from Peter Jackson's legendary live-action trilogy. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim will be the latest Middle-earth-set film from Warner Bros. when it lands in theaters in April 2024. And, while there had been little news to speak of – regarding its development – in recent mon

SAVE 70% : The TaoTronics white noise machine is on sale for just $11.99 at Walmart as of June 15 — that's $28 off its MSRP. If you or your baby are having trouble sleeping, this multifunctional machine can help with soothing sounds and light. Perhaps you can't sleep due to the countless distractions around you, like the blue light on your TV, the creaking sound of the floors, and the clunky nois

Matilda Emma Thompson•
Emma Thompson IS The Trunch. The screen adaptation of Tim Minchin's beloved musical version of Roald Dahl's Matilda is coming to Netflix . The film stars none other than Thompson as the shotput-throwing, children-hating principal of our Chokey-fuelled nightmares, Miss Trunchbull, and Lashana Lynch as everyone's ultimate teacher of our cottagecore dreams, Miss Honey. Alisha Weir stars as the titul

Instagram Bug Stories•
If your Instagram Stories are repeating themselves, you're not alone. We're all annoyed at the newest bug that's disrupting our doom scrolling. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) When someone you follow uploads a new post to their Instagram Stories, it will populate at the top of your a

The Microsoft Windows Snipping Tool is a marvelous time-saving feature for anyone who needs to capture Windows screenshots. On MacBooks and desktop Macs, there’s an equivalent function called Screenshot that’s even easier to use. All you need are a few keyboard shortcuts! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Two years ago, Review Geek scored the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless headphones a 9/10 after a detailed review. But one small detail kept us from giving the Momentum 3 Wireless a perfect score—the battery life kinda stank. Did Sennheiser take that complaint to heart? Uh, yeah. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Morocco is one of those places that reeks of mystery. Its narrow cobblestone alleyways, colorful souks and opulent mosques feed the soul of the backpacking adventurer, while its stunning beaches and mountain ranges attract the affluent leisure traveler. Regardless of your travel style, Morocco is a must-do. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get there for practically free — and with points

We’re just about to wrap up a terrific in-person day at TC Sessions: Climate , but then we’re gearing up for plenty of online climate action and opportunity on June 16. Ready to connect with a global audience? Here’s a quick look at what’s in store for you. Timely tip: All ticket holders have access to our online day. Don’t have a ticket? Buy a $45 online-only pass here . Whether you spent the da

Startups have seen better years. Last year, for example. We’ve worked to highlight bits of good news where possible (signs of resilient software revenue growth , indications that valuations can partially recover and that a good number of startups have oodles of cash on hand ), but today we are working in the opposite direction. A good question to ask today is whether tech stocks, particularly sha

Tesla Semi California•
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Full Speed Ahead A Tesla Semi was seen in-action on California's Highway 580 West, as shown in a video captured by a member of a EV-enthusiast community group called Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (TOSV). While the sizeable big rig in the clip is being driven without its detachable trailer, it's still hauling what looks to be trees, which are lying on the vehicle's bed — an intriguing glimpse of a m

Everyone's having a grand old time feeding outrageous prompts into the viral DALL-E Mini image generator — but as with all artificial intelligence, it's hard to stamp out the ugly, prejudiced edge cases . Released by AI artist and programmer Boris Dayma , the DALL-E Mini image generator has a warning right under it that its results may "reinforce or exacerbate societal biases" because "the model

YouTube Shorts Monthly•
YouTube has hinted that Shorts are doing well , but it's now clear just what that means. As TechCrunch reports , YouTube has revealed that Shorts now has over 1.5 billion active, signed-in monthly users. For context, arch-nemesis TikTok had racked up 1 billion monthly users as of September 2021 despite being around for considerably longer (and serving as an inspiration for Shorts' very existence)

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Citi is a TPG advertising partner. Citi Premier® Card overview The Citi Premier® Card is an under-the-radar gem with a phenomenal range of bonus categories. While the card isn’t as strong on the redemption side as similar offerings from Chase or Amex, the ability to earn 3 points per dollar on air travel, hotels, gas stations, superm

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Remember this day, as Microsoft has officially retired IE, marking the end of a 26-year era for the once-dominant web browser. Microsoft will now automatically redirect the seven users still using Internet Explorer to its new Edge browser for the next few months. Support for IE has officially ended, and in its place… Read more...

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Miranda Otto, who famously played Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings series, is slated to return to the character she portrayed in the early 2000s, Deadline reports. The new anime feature, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim , will feature Éowyn as she narrates the legend of the Helm Hammerhand, a king of Rohan… Read more...

Chase and United offer a suite of co-branded credit cards . In this post I wanted to take a look at the United Gateway℠ Card , which is the no annual fee card that’s part of this portfolio. This card is especially worth considering as it has a new limited time welcome bonus, which is especially good for a no annual fee card. Can a no annual fee airline credit card actually be rewarding, though? U

Apple League Soccer MLS•
Apple has signed a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will see the company stream every MLS match for 10 years starting in 2023. The partnership will allow fans to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup and select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches in the Apple TV app. Starting in early 2023 through 2032, fans can watch every live MLS match by subscribing to a new MLS streaming service that will be avai

Severe sunburns come with a variety of symptoms and issues, from nausea to bright red skin—they can even require medical intervention . They can also come with blisters, which require their own care and treatment. Caring for sunburn blisters is tricky, though. They can be numerous, painful, and fragile. Here’s how to… Read more...

YouTube Corrections•
YouTube is rolling out an easier way for creators to issue a correction for information in their video that's perhaps not entirely accurate. The corrections feature will enable creators "to call attention to corrections and clarifications in the descriptions of their already-published videos," a YouTube product manager explained on the Creator Insider channel. YouTube Creators can add an info car

SAVE UP TO $51.20: As of June 15, you can grab a fashionable (and practical) Walk Kit from Wild One on sale for as low as $52.80. Some colors are more on sale than others, so be sure to check every hue before you buy. If you're a pet parent invested in your own style, we implore you to make sure your dog is dressed to the nines as well. Dogs should be allowed to flex from time to time. One of the

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The Smurfs could return to the big screen with some help from Chris Miller. Michael Giacchino teases that we’ll learn more about Marvel’s mysterious Werewolf by Night special soon. Plus, another look at What We Do in the Shadows ’ fourth season. To me, my spoilers! Read more...

We launched the @EngadgetDeals Twitter account two years ago, and now we’re excited to announce yet another way you can keep up with the best tech deals. The new Engadget Deals newsletter will launch soon, and you can subscribe now to get the latest deals on our favorite consumer electronics delivered to your inbox regularly. The @EngadgetDeals Twitter account isn’t going away, of course. The new

Finding what you’re looking for on a Google Search page is always a journey. You either end up repeatedly returning to the results page when you can’t find what you want, or you over-compensate by opening six different tabs at once, hoping one of them has what you’re looking for. Read more...

Twitter Location Hours•
Twitter’s expanding its suite of offerings for businesses with a new feature called Location Spotlight for professional accounts, the company announced on Tuesday. Now, local stores can display details on their profiles such as the location of their business or shop, contact info and operational hours. The new feature is available for Twitter Professional account users in the U.S., U.K., Canada a

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. This week, Natasha and Alex brought on TechCrunch reporter Haje Jan Kamps , who, prior to and in between his journalism careers, spent years as a foun

Instacart Subscription•
Instacart announced today that it’s introducing Instacart+, a revamped version of its subscription service previously called Instacart Express. The subscription service costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year and will give customers access to new family shopping features and free delivery on orders over $35. As with Instacart Express, subscribers will also get 5% credit back on all eligible pickup

Nothing Phone 1 tNP•
Enlarge / An image of Phone (1), the first smartphone from Nothing, which will be unveiled on July 12. (credit: Nothing) A consumer-electronics startup called Nothing has secured financing of more than $200 million to launch its debut smartphone, in the first attempt for several years by a newcomer to crack a market dominated by Apple and Samsung. Nothing will unveil the design of its first smart

Chips from Intel and AMD, as well as processors from other manufacturers, may be susceptible to a new type of attack which could allow threat actors to steal cryptographic keys and other data directly from the endpoint's hardware. A team of security researchers, including Riccardo Paccagnella of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, set out to investigate the idea of extracting cryptograph

I don’t think it’s too controversial to say that this year’s Summer Game Fest presentation wasn’t a very memorable one. Geoff Keighley’s show wasn’t dreadful by any means, but there were precious few highlights among an abundance of substanceless CG trailers and perhaps one too many games set in outer space. Around the halfway point, however, was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reveal of Capcom Arcade

GitHub Travis CI API•
The Travis CI API is leaking thousands of user tokens, allowing threat actors easy access to sensitive data in GitHub, AWS, and Docker Hub, a new report from Aqua Security’s cybersecurity arm, Team Nautilus has found. Travis CI is a hosted continuous integration service, that developers can use to build and test software projects hosted on GitHub and Bitbucket. According to Team Nautilus, tens of

I was at a college party the first time I heard it: “If you break the seal,” my friend said darkly, “you’ll break the deal.” I was on my way to the bathroom, a standard and reasonable journey we all undertake multiple times per day—but, according to party legend, one that should put off as long as possible when… Read more...

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Pixar's Turning Red , above all, is an ode to girlhood. Director Domee Shi's animated coming-of-age film embeds this in the narrative itself, in the complex bonds between women of different age groups , and in the touching portrayal of female strength and perseverance. As our 13-year-old Chinese Canadian heroine, Meilin "Mei" Lee, grapples with growing pains that transform her into a fluffy, gian

Today’s cell phone market is flooded with multiple carriers, dozens of plans, and exorbitant monthly costs. We’re here to help. From unlimited data and family plans to prepaid options and more, here are the best cell phone plans available in 2022. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I didn’t expect to laugh while playing Time Flies , but I did, out loud on the Summer Game Fest show floor. It’s a deceptively simple game with monochromatic, MS Paint-style visuals and a clear premise: You’re a fly and you have a short time to live a full life in a random house. There are layers to the game’s main goal, as the fly has a bucket list filled with items like “learn an instrument”, “

Instacart hopes to make its subscription service more alluring through a simple strategy: let everyone in on the shopping. The company has introduced an Instacart+ service (yes, yet another "+") that replaces Express while adding family sharing features. Family accounts let another member of your household (such as a partner or roommate) participate without sharing your sign-in or subscribing on

The U.S. takes longer to build projects, and spends more to build similar projects, than other countries. A new example from the FAA is a great illustration of why. Here’s what the FAA has required from SpaceX to move forward with its Starship rocket program – and the government is actually bragging about it in a press release. Continue reading ...

As a busy summer travel season ramps up, passengers have faced a rash of airline delays and cancellations , challenges with hotel bookings and plenty of customer service problems along the way. Staffing shortages, overbookings and high prices are causing frustration for both travelers and travel industry workers. Customers calling traditional phone help lines are facing sometimes hours-long wait

View of the interior of a 1965 Chrysler automobile, showing the instrument panel and steering wheel. Dashboard is decorated with birthday cake and candles, balloons, party favors, streamers, gifts and a stuffed toy dog. Label on sleeve: “Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler interior, 1965.” Mickey McGuire and Jim Northmore Boulevard Photographic Collection. Courtesy of the National Automotive History C

The all-private Polaris Dawn crew has been hard at work preparing for its upcoming trek to space. The team recently shared an update of the mission, scheduled for later this year, revealing that the four-member crew has been training since May, indulging in activities like scuba diving and going on high-altitude hikes. Read more...

When DataStax hired Chet Kapoor as CEO in October 2019 , one of the first moves he made was to bring in his old pal Sam Ramji to be chief strategy officer, someone he had worked with for many years and was deeply involved in open source throughout his career. The two had worked together successfully at Apigee, an API company that went public in 2015 before being acquired the following year by Goo

Microsoft has finally released a fix for “Follina,” a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that’s being actively exploited by state-backed hackers. A fix for the high-severity vulnerability — tracked as CVE-2022-30190 — has been released as part of Microsoft’s monthly release of security patches, known as Patch Tuesday. But as noted by cybersecurity firm Sophos , the fix isn’t on the list of patches

DJI 3 Pro ActiveTrack•
DJI has significantly expanded its gimbal lineup with the RS3 and RS3 Pro models designed for mirrorless and cinema cameras. It also launched some other interesting cinema products derived from the innovative Ronin 4D camera gimbal, including a LiDAR focusing system and "DJI Transmission" for remote monitoring and control of compatible gimbals. Finally, it announced that it has joined Panasonic a

Where else would you find Mila Kunis, curling and Justin Bieber's "witty gardener" preparing for a "jaunty apocalypse?" Only while playing Mash Libs! Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Usman Ally and Yanic Truesdale play Mash Libs with the logline from Netflix's "God's Favorite Idiot."

YouTube Shorts TikTok•
Every social media company wanted to be like the popular new kid on the block, the shortform video app TikTok . Even Facebook tried it with Lasso and failed . So, when YouTube announced it would be launching a shortform video platform, YouTube Shorts, there was some healthy skepticism. However, it seems like YouTube Shorts is a pretty big success. On Wednesday, YouTube announced that YouTube Shor

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After ten years in the making, Bollywood's blend of ancient mythology and Avengers-like storytelling has emerged. The trailer for Ayan Mukerji's Brahmāstra, which already has over a million views on YouTube, is here. Set in contemporary India, the film examines a secret society of people who guard "Astras" (or divine weapons); the most powerful of these weapons is Brahmāstra, possessing a strengt

The crypto market has been rattled again in June 2022 due to a groundbreaking announcement made by crypto platform Celsius. The company announced it would no longer allow users to withdraw, swap, or transfer account balances. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Want delicious homemade pizza fresh from a pizza oven right in your own backyard? The Gozney Roccbox is a portable pizza oven powerhouse perfect for patio pizzas. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

You can integrate any electrical appliance with an On/Off switch into your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant ecosystem—all it takes is the Shelly Plug US. Plug it into the wall, connect your lamp, curling iron, or TV, and gain access to power controls right from your smartphone or smart speaker. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Amazon Fire TV revealed an updated user interface that aims to improve the navigation experience for users. Instead of a text menu item, there will now be an icon-based navigation bar that offers quick access to popular destinations, including “Home,” “Find,” “Live” and “My Stuff”, with icons like a magnifying glass, bookmark, house and so forth. The changes are meant to address some of users’ co

Are mask-wearing mandates making a comeback in the cruise world? They are for cruises in at least one popular summer destination: Alaska. The two biggest players in Alaska cruises, Holland America and Princess Cruises , in recent days have brought back a masks-required rule for some sailings in the region, citing a recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. Both the lines say the new mandat

Nike has announced its Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, the second iteration of the Air Zoom Alphafly Next% running shoe. For those not in the know, the original shoe helped legendary long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge run a marathon under two hours, breaking a world record. It’s certainly one of the best road running shoes ever made, said to improve running economy by around 4%, and the new iteration l

GreyNoise Intelligence, a Washington, D.C.-based cybersecurity startup that analyses internet scanning traffic to help organizations separate threats from internet “background noise,” has landed $15 million in Series A funding to expand its threat collection capabilities and help protect organizations from emerging vulnerabilities. GreyNoise is a self-styled “anti-threat intelligence” company tha

In mid-May, IHG announced a new status challenge . This status challenge, which requires you to register by July 31, 2022, is relatively lucrative — especially now that the new IHG One Rewards program benefits are live . Unlike many hotel promotions , you might not want to register now, though. Instead, register shortly before your next stay or July 31 (whichever comes sooner), since your 120-day

Your workplace Google Meet calls should soon be a lot less echo-y following a new update for the service. The company has revealed it is now introducing de-reverberation to its video conferencing platform, hopefully removing painful echoes from group calls and improving sound quality as a whole. The update is rolling out now for all users, and is enabled by default, meaning Google Meet calls shou

Google showed the way when it came to the world understanding and valuing the importance of a good search engine to unlock all the information you could find on the internet. The next iteration of that has been vertical search: providing tools to delve into very specific information silos for particular uses. And in the wave of companies building solutions for that, a New York-based company calle

Cube ARR Battery Ventures•
Cube , a startup that wants to help companies “plan their financial future,” has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Battery Ventures. Existing backers Mayfield Fund, Bonfire Ventures and Operator Collective participated in the financing, along with new strategic investor GTMfund. The round brings the company’s total amount raised to $45 million since its 2018 inception. It decl

Qualcomm EU Fine Apple•
The European Union is considering how to respond to a major blow to its antitrust enforcement after a court in Luxembourg sided with chipmaker Qualcomm — which had been appealing a €997 million ($1 billion+) fine the EU levied against it back in 2018. At the time, the bloc’s competition regulator concluded Qualcomm had abused its market position by providing financial incentives to iPhone maker A

The banking industry isn’t always welcoming to startups, depending on the market’s outlook. As inflation rises and companies brace for the worst, once-promising neobanks are being forced to face the music. For example, Varo Bank, the first neobank to be granted a U.S. bank charter, recently revealed that it could run out of cash by the end of the year. Still, it’s true that venture capitalists co

The “Great Resignation,” the trend where workers are leaving their jobs at a higher-than-usual rate, is continuing unabated. According to a May PwC survey, 20% employees said that they’re likely to switch jobs in the next 12 months while some 35% are planning to ask their employers for a raise in the next year. The reasons are myriad — workers list few opportunities for advancement and less-than-

Pok Pok, a Toronto-based edtech company, has announced that it raised $3 million in seed funding to expand its play-based learning experiences for kids. The company was founded in 2019 after it spun out of Snowman, the small studio behind award-winning iOS games Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey, Skate City and others. The idea for Pok Pok surfaced after Snowman employees, Mathijs Demaeght and Est

YouTube Shorts TikTok•
In an effort to present itself as a viable competitor to the reigning short-form video platform TikTok, YouTube announced today its rival service YouTube Shorts is now being watched by over 1.5 billion logged-in users every month, less than two years after its launch . By comparison, TikTok announced 1 billion monthly users in September 2021. Though it hasn’t announced updated figures since, TikT

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Look, I can’t help how my brain is wired, but I can trick it into relaxing.


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Your skin regenerates itself roughly every 27 days, and the dead skin cells you shed in the process can make up almost half of the dust floating around your home. This dust, of course, eventually lands on your furniture and electronics. If you’re tired of stockpiling cans of compressed air to clean dust and dirt off… Read more...

British Airways 50%•
British Airways “Travel Together” vouchers can be earned using the airline’s co-brand credit cards. They let a companion travel for no additional miles when redeeming points. The first passenger pays normal miles, taxes and surcharges while the second passenger is charged taxes and surcharges but no miles. They can now be used for a solo traveler to save 50% off the miles for an award. Continue r

Nreal Steam AR Glasses•
Nreal users can now play some Steam games on their augmented reality glasses. The Chinese company has released the beta version of "Steam on Nreal," which gives users a way to stream games from their PC to their AR eyewear. Nreal admits that installing the beta release will require a bit of effort during the setup process, and the current version is not optimized for all Steam games just yet. It

There’s anecdotal evidence that the average price of OLED displays is coming down fast. Earlier this month, the cheapest OLED TV, the LG OLED48A16LA, dropped below £500 in the UK for the first time ever and now you can pick up an OLED portable monitor from Amazon for less than $200. Chinese display manufacturer InnoCN is selling a 13.3-inch K1F OLED full HD external USB monitor for $182.49 (after

Tesla Autopilot NHTSA•
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data on 10 months of crashes involving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot. A handful of accidents turned deadly.

The large battery packs used in electric vehicles (EVs) are sturdier than the battery in your laptop, but they will degrade over time like any other lithium-ion battery. Here we’ll look at what causes the battery in an EV to degrade, and why. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Docker’s “build args” mechanism lets you define environment variables that can be referenced in your Dockerfile during image builds. Unlike regular ENV instructions, build args are not present inside the final output image. They’re for cases where you want to configure the build process instead of created containers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Git is a version control system at the heart of almost all software development—it’s used to store and track changes to the code you write. When working in teams, having an easy-to-follow workflow that works for your business is crucial to fast development. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A musical Elden Ring fan has discovered how to turn their harp into a fully-fledged controller, and gone on to defeat Margit using the instrument-turned-gamepad. Harpist and Elden Ring player u/Lettuce4Dayz shared their achievement in a brief video on Reddit, showing themselves attacking, rolling, and controlling their in-game character by plucking specific strings of their harp. They’re able to

British Airways AE•
The British Airways Visa Signature® Card ( review ) is one of the best airline co-branded credit cards out there, as it offers lots of benefits for those who fly British Airways with any frequency, and it’s also offering a phenomenal welcome bonus at the moment. In this post, I wanted to take an updated look at the British Airways travel together ticket, which is a benefit that you can unlock if

Editor’s note: The Madrid Edition provided a complimentary stay so that TPG could get an early look a the property’s renovations. The opinions expressed below are entirely those of the author and weren’t subject to review by Marriott or any external entity. Madrid’s luxury hotel boom feels almost unstoppable thanks to the city’s latest Marriott outpost, the Madrid Edition , which opened in April

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. Where to get abortion pills and how to use them If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 legal decision that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right, parts of the country will be ready to plunge into a reproductive-rights dark age in which

Qualcomm EU Fine Apple•
The European Union's second highest court has ruled in favor of Qualcomm (PDF) and has scrapped a 2018 European Commission decision to slap the company with a €997 million ($1.05 billion) fine. Back in 2018, the Commission said Qualcomm abused its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets by paying Apple billions of dollars from 2011 to 2016 to exclusively use its chips in iPhones and iPads. That

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

Postscript , an SMS marketing company, raised $65 million in Series C funding and will usher in more ways for brands to personally engage with their customers. We previously checked in on the company last year when it took in $35 million in Series B funding to continue helping Shopify stores stay in touch with customers via SMS. We also profiled Postscript when it raised $4.5 million in 2019. In

Metropolis , a startup building payment infrastructure for parking facilities, today announced that it raised $167 million in a Series B round co-led by 3L Capital and Assembly Ventures with participation from Dragoneer, Eldridge Industries, Silver Lake Waterman, UP Partners, and former deputy mayor of New York Dan Doctoroff. CEO Alex Israel told TechCrunch via email that the proceeds will be put

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The economics are clear: Renewables are cheap enough for the country to rapidly decarbonize. Less evident is the political will to pull it off.

Most mobile data plans that are advertised as “unlimited” are not really unlimited. There are little things that limit how much data you can realistically use. Do any carriers offer truly unlimited plans? Not as many as you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A Cloudflare outage in the India region that began over an hour ago has caused several services including Discord, online insurer Acko, GitLab and SaaS platform OSlash to face performance issues in the country, users say. Users also reported issues accessing Shopify, Udemy, Canva and Zerodha, according to DownDetector, a crowdsourced web monitoring tool that tracks outage reports. The CDN provide

Tabnine Raises $15.5M AI•
Tabnine , a startup creating an “AI-powered assistant” for software developers, today closed a $15.5 million funding round co-led by Qualcomm Ventures, OurCrowd, and Samsung NEXT Ventures with participation from existing backers Khosla Ventures and Headline Ventures. CEO Dror Weiss said that the proceeds will be put toward improving the developer experience, adding new capabilities, and “strength

Transaction freezes at Celsius Networks, which we reported on a few days ago, seem to be just the start of another stormy week in cryptocurrency. Binance has been sued over the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin, and Coinbase — one of the biggest cryptocurrency platforms — cut over 1,000 jobs ahead of difficult economic conditions. The layoffs were abrupt. Coinbase cut affected employees' system

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In occupied Ukraine, people’s internet is being routed to Russia—and subjected to its powerful censorship and surveillance machine.

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Glaciers offer unparalleled insight into the world’s climate. But as they melt, the data they offer is less useful—and more dangerous to collect.

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People get distracted, hit pause, never finish. It seems hopeless—but it’s not as dire as it sounds.

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Too hot to go outside? Grab some headphones and fire up your Switch Lite.

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Bills across the US would force TikTok and Instagram to ditch features that keep youngsters glued to their phones. Could they stem a teen mental health crisis?

The heat is on, and VPNs are feeling the pressure. More and more governments are cracking down on online anonymity on the one hand, while Hollywood is doing whatever it takes to crack down on piracy. As a result, something unthinkable may become a reality: VPNs that are forced to log traffic. Is this fear realistic, or is it just a knee-jerk panic reaction? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have for decades struggled with being able to offer their employees health insurance. Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more accessible to those businesses, has raised $60 million in a Series B funding round. Trust Ventures and Gigafund co-led the round, which brings the Austin, Texas-based startup’s total raised to $107 mi

The competition in ecommerce has become fiercer as the pandemic drives shoppers online. At the same time, customers have grown to expect better experiences. According to helpdesk software vendor HiverHQ, 32% of consumers want customer service to be both more responsive and empathetic. Being a service software vendor, HiverHQ isn’t exactly a neutral party, but it’s one data point among many that o

Later PayPal Pay Monthly•
After Apple shook up the Buy Now, Pay Later market with news that it would now be a competitor to established firms, PayPal this morning is introducing another buy now, pay later product to follow the 2020 launch of its “Pay in 4″ installment program. The new offering, PayPal Pay Monthly,” is designed to give customers a more flexible way to pay, the U.S. payments giant said. Instead of having to

Last year, Pinterest began its pivot from being an online image board to being more of a creator platform with the launch of Idea Pins . The new feature allows Pinterest users to tell their stories using a combination of video, images, music, and other editing tools, resulting in something that’s a cross between TikTok’s short videos and a Stories product with multiple pages of content. Today, Pi

Crypto Exchanges Kraken•
While several major crypto trading platforms are making large-scale layoffs and freezing hiring, some of their rivals have rushed to reassure their staff and the public that they are sticking to their recruiting plans despite the current market downturn. San Francisco-based Kraken, the world’s fourth-largest crypto exchange by trading volume, said Wednesday that it does not intend to make any lay

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Elon Musk voted for a Republican for the first time on Tuesday, according to a tweet the billionaire sent early Wednesday. Musk has insisted he’s only voted for Democrats but made a recent switch to Republicans—a change made, coincidentally or not, just after being contacted for comment by Insider about sexual… Read more...

PayPal Monthly 4 BNPL•
PayPal is expanding its buy now, pay later options with a longer-term payment plan. The company has enabled users to cover the cost of a purchase over a few interest-free payments and it also offers credit cards . Pay Monthly, which is issued by WebBank, is another option for folks in the US. It's valid for purchases between $199 and $10,000. The cost will be split across monthly payments of betw

Samsung is selling its new M8 smart monitor for $100 less than its retail price again. The tech giant made the M8 available for pre-order in March and dropped its price for the first time last month. If you missed that opportunity to buy the M8 at a discount, you now have another chance to grab the white version for $600 from Amazon or the tech giant's website . The M8's other color variants have

Blizzard Diablo 4 DI•
Diablo 4 won't share Diablo Immortal's monetization systems, Blizzard has confirmed. Instead, monetization in Diablo 4 will be strictly kept to "optional cosmetic items and full story-driven expansions," Diablo head Rod Fergusson confirmed in a tweet . The sentiment was shared by Blizzard president Mike Ybarra, who quote tweeted Fergusson's statement, writing: "100%" (thanks, Eurogamer ). Diablo

Microsoft Explorer•
Microsoft has officially retired its first web browser , Internet Explorer, after almost 30 years, and it couldn't have come sooner. If you were around in the late-90s, you wouldn't have been able to avoid the 'e' icon that was on all Windows 95 machines. Some would just call it 'the internet' rather than its name, as for the majority of users, it was the only web browser available. While Opera a

Intel Arc GPU China•
Intel has officially announced the availability of its first Arc desktop GPU , but the catch – as we already knew – is that it’s only going to be sold in China initially, appearing in prebuilt PCs to begin with from later this month. Team Blue is kicking off with the Intel Arc A380 GPU, an entry-level model which comes equipped with 8 Xe Cores, a base clock of 2GHz, 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM (with a 96-b

A five person Canadian airline crew has now been trapped in the Dominican Republic for over two months (including being jailed), after reporting that they found suspicious packages on their plane. This story is simply terrible. 200kg of cocaine found on Pivot Airlines jet On April 5, 2022, Canadian charter operator Pivot Airlines was supposed to operate a flight from Punta Cana, Dominican Republi

Sennheiser Wireless•
Considering a set of Apple AirPods Max or another of the best over-ear headphones currently on the market? Maybe read this first – you'll only have to wait until August for their release. Sennheiser just officially teased its Momentum 4 Wireless noise-cancelling over-ear headphones ahead of their now-confirmed August global arrival. The German brand has pretty concisely revealed the first few off

Howard Fallout 5 6•
Don’t expect to see Fallout 5 anytime soon, as studio director Todd Howard has confirmed the next mainline entry in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG series is years away. Following the reveal of Starfield at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase , Howard sat down with IGN to discuss the sci-fi RPG, as well as other projects that Bethesda had in the pipeline. He confirmed that the studio is planning to de

2020 US Roe Years NY•
If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade , the 1973 legal decision that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right, parts of the country will be ready to plunge into a reproductive-rights dark age in which doctors are forbidden from providing any abortions, in some states even in cases of rape, incest , or a fetus with genetic abnormalities. But there’s still one huge loophole: most of the

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

MacPaw’s CleanMyMac X is a one-stop-shop app that keeps your Mac spick-and-span even if you’re not keen on getting under the software hood yourself. The user-friendly UI makes its host of features a breeze to utilize when you need to and easy to hide away when you don’t. Here’s what you should know. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Project A Ventures PAV•
Project A Ventures launched 10 years ago in Berlin when a handful of a ex-Rocket Internet players decided they’d try their own hand at this startup stuff. Since then they’ve done pretty well, investing early in some of the biggest European tech companies, such as Trade Republic, Kry, sennder, WorldRemit, Spryker, and Voi. The VC has now closed its fourth fund at $375 million, the largest to date,

Cisco AppDynamics Cloud•
Cisco has launched a new cloud-based observability platform in a potential blow to rivals like Dynatrace and New Relic One. The networking giant says its new AppDynamics Cloud solution correlates telemetry data from across cloud environments, which can help detect and remediate application performance issues. Cisco claims traditional monitoring approaches break down in today’s complex IT ecosyste

Intel Arc GPU China•
Chinese graphics card manufacturer Gunnir has revealed the world’s first third-party custom desktop GPU from Intel’s new Arc Alchemist line, namely the Arc A380 Photon 6GB OC. Gunnir’s press release states that Intel has now officially launched the Arc A3 series in China, aligning with previous news that A3 GPUs would only be available there to start off. So, does the A380 Photon impress? Well, w

Nothing Phone 1 July 2•
It’s hard to get a thrill from glimpses of unreleased smartphone hardware these days, given the baked-in maturity of the mobile market and the general form and function sameness of the sticky rectangles we humans routinely spend hours poking at and peering into each day. But this rear-view design-teaser (below) of a forthcoming handset made by hardware startup, Nothing , might just give you a lit

Netflix Hours ST English•
The arrival of Peaky Blinders' sixth and final season on Netflix has been much anticipated. But, when it comes to its placing in the streamer's global Top 10, the show has only found itself in fifth position. Netflix has been publishing a weekly list detailing its most popular TV shows over a seven-day period since November 2021. The list ranks titles based on weekly hours viewed – i.e. the total

Marvel Kamala Khan•
Samuel L. Jackson has explained why The Marvels' theatrical release was recently delayed until July 2023. Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live , the veteran Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) actor revealed that the Marvel movie would undergo reshoots in London in August. Jackson, who has played iconic Marvel character Nick Fury since 2008's Iron Man, also confirmed that Secret Invasion – the MCU TV series

Electric Vehicles Charging•
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The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

the Nothing Phone 1•
Nothing's first ever smartphone , the Nothing Phone 1, is launching in July, and now we know what it will look like. The hardware startup from OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has launched its first product, the Ear (1) earbuds , back in 2021, and it's been teasing the upcoming phone ever since. Just like the earbuds, the phone has transparent elements. It's hard to tell whether they're real or fake,

Thanks to a new feature on TikTok called Profile Views, you can finally see who’s been lurking on your profile. The catch is that both parties must have Profile Views enabled. Eager to see who’s been checking out your TikTok page? Let’s get started: Credit: Rizwana Zafer Open the TikTok app and tap on the "Profile" tab on the bottom right of your screen. Credit: Rizwana Zafer Once you’re on your

TL;DR: As of June 15, you can get this two-pack of 5-in-1 MagSafe Wireless & Wired Charging Stations for $104.99 instead of $159.98. That's a discount of 34%. There’s no need to wait until Amazon Prime Day to grab a great deal on charging accessories . For a limited time, this two-pack of 5-in-1 Wired and Wireless Charging Stations is on sale for $104.99. It regularly costs $159, so you’ll save 3

TL;DR: As of June 15, you can get a year of a Sam's Club Plus Membership for half off, just $50 instead of $100. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck while grocery shopping, a warehouse club is the place to go. And if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck at a warehouse club, Sam’s Club Plus is it. A Plus membership gives you extra perks a regular Sam’s Club membership do

TL;DR: As of June 15, you can get a Seido™ Japanese Master Chef Knife Set for just $89.99. That's 63% down from its regular price of $249. If you learned to cook during long hours spent at home in 2020 and 2021, there’s a good chance your cookware could use an upgrade in 2022. Start your overhaul with a set of new knives while this five-piece set from Seido is on sale for 63% off for a limited ti

TL;DR: As of June 15, you can get a lifetime subscription to Dollar Flight Club (worth $1,690) for just $99, which makes for savings of a whole 94%. If you sign up before June 30, you can even get five entries for a chance to win $5,000. Hunting for the best travel deals can be exhausting. You have to constantly be attached to a screen, scouring every site you can think of to compare costs. It’s

Time management is a fantastic skill to have, but it needs to be learned and developed. Tools can help though, and that's where time management apps come in. From a timer that can help you work and enjoy a break better, to reminder apps that can help you make the most of your time, to an app that can help you work out where your time goes, we have a suite of savvy software that will help you impr

The Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card ( review ) is an incredible no annual fee card belonging to Chase’s Freedom portfolio, which can help you maximize your points thanks to its quarterly bonus categories. With July right around the corner, registration has just opened for the Q3 2022 5x points categories. Note that these same bonus categories are also valid for the Chase Freedom Card , which is

From power bricks to cables, it’s time to incorporate USB-C or wireless charging into your setup.

The e-commerce market in Egypt is expected to grow 30% to $7.5 billion this year, spurred by a growing number of younger shoppers and rising incomes. Local merchants are essential in driving this growth, and solving their logistical and operational needs end-to-end is where new upstarts in Egypt notice the most opportunity. Khazenly , founded in mid-2021, is one such startup. It is announcing tha

Apple iPad USB-C Bionic•
While the new iPad (2022) has been one of Apple's least-leaked products of the year, we've finally started hearing details about the upcoming entry-level tablet - and it already sounds better in one key way than the iPhone 14 that it's expected to debut alongside. Apple fan site 9to5Mac has received some information about the upcoming iPad, apparently from the same source that correctly provided

the Nothing Phone 1•
Going by early teasers you might have expected the Nothing Phone (1) to sport a completely 'out there' design, but it seems the talk of a transparent rear was overstated, and the first official image of the phone shows that, while yes there are transparent elements, the bulk of the components are still hidden. You can see some screws and the wireless charging coil, but that’s about all. What’s po

You hear the phrase "celebrities are just like us" bandied around an awful lot, but when it comes to Adam Scott meeting famous people, it appears he really is. The Severance star has already been filmed reacting adorably to a surprise Mark Hamill appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and told an excruciating story about having to apologise to John Turturro and Christopher Walken after being late for h

Dukaan, an Indian startup that helps merchants set up online stores , is expanding its platform worldwide as it looks to challenge established players such as Shopify, the startup’s founder said. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, which counts Lightspeed Venture Partners and 640 Oxford Ventures among its backers, says over 1,000 premium direct-to-consumer brands have already started using the D

Thursday! What a concept! And what a day to solve a brand new Wordle . While technically the idea is to figure it out using your own personal brain and/or arcane letter-math, but if you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, we've got some tips and hints to nudge you towards the solution. You'll soon be able to skip to the very end of this article for the answer to the June 16 Word

Shipping and cargo services is one of the more fragmented and analogue verticals in the world of industry, with hundreds of thousands of businesses involved in a myriad of aspects of a process that is fundamentally physical (not digital) by its nature. Today, a company called PayCargo , which built a platform to bring one key aspect of it — how companies in the business of shipping products and s

Lincoln Lawyer Netflix•
After a year that has been largely dominated by talk of canceled shows and abandoned projects, Netflix has been able to enjoy some good news this week with the announcement of two major renewals. In the past, Netflix has tended to act quickly to renew shows if they're attracting a large audience on the streaming service. Bridgerton , for example, scored renewals for a third and fourth season befo

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the Nothing Phone 1•
Even though the Nothing Phone 1's launch is still about a month away, the company has already begun showing what the device will look like to help generate hype. From afar, the device appears to be a blend of the iPhone X's back (with its pill-shaped dual-camera island) and the iPhone 12's flat edges. However, the back cover here is transparent, revealing a big wireless charging coil, several scr

The best hope yet for a future price drop in OLED TVs has just arrived, in the promise of a price battle. Chinese display manufacturer BOE has announced that it's set to release panels for the home market, starting with a 95-inch 8K OLED TV with a 120Hz refresh rate… but a new report says that it's the manufacturing giant is preparing a total of five OLED TV panels starting at 55 inches through t

The construction industry in Kenya is so big that it is among the few globally that expanded amidst the Covid lockdowns of 2020. And it is not showing any signs of slowdown with the country’s data agency — the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics — projecting it to grow at an average rate of 6.1% over the next three years. And while most of this growth is attributable to planned mega projects by t

Capcom Resident Evil 3 7•
Capcom released an official statement for Resident Evil 3 Remake concerning the game’s new system requirements for Steam. According to the statement , after the upgrade patch is installed, players will only be able to play the Steam version of Resident Evil 3 on Windows 10, even though previously players with Windows 7 and 8.1 were able to play it before. Not only that but the DirectX and graphic

Twitch Expands Streamers•
More Twitch streamers will find invites to join the platform's Ads Incentive Program now that the company is opening up the opportunity to welcome "more... Partners than ever." In addition, Twitch will stop paying streamers in the program using a fixed CPM structure — instead, it will use a percentage-based revenue share model to increase ad payouts. When the streaming service launched the progra

Adobe Photoshop Free•
Photoshop’s high price point has scared off a lot of people in the past, but now Adobe is testing a free version of its famed image editing app . Tech news site The Verge reports Canadian users can try out a free-to-use Photoshop on Web. Adobe apparently wants to make its app more accessible for people and describes the test as a “freemium” service. There are also plans to add new features to sub

Coinbase has hired Arnab Kumar, former executive at Prosus Ventures, in the latest push to relaunch its eponymous cryptocurrency exchange in India. Kumar, who has previously also worked at influential think tank Niti Aayog and Deutsche Bank, is joining the exchange as director of I