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Musk Tesla Dogecoin•
The crypto sell-off of the past several weeks has erased hundreds of billions of dollars in paper gains and is leaving plenty of had-been crypto millionaires looking for something else to hold on to. A class action lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Manhattan by an American Dogecoin investor who is accusing Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX of operating an illegal racketeering enterprise to

Qatar Airways QA Year•
The past couple of years have been the toughest in the history of the airline industry. As the world slowly starts to return to (a new) normal, we’re seeing many airlines once again return to profitability. However, Qatar Airways’ results are on a completely different level. Qatar Airways reports $1.54 billion profit Qatar Airways has reported a record profit of $1.54 billion for the 2021-2022 fi

Police Indian Activists•
2KWired / 20h
New details connect police in India to a plot to plant evidence on victims' computers that led to their arrest.

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Spacex Musk Twitter•
In an email, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, said the letter had made other employees “feel uncomfortable, intimidated and bullied.”

Elon Musk Twitter Staff•
The billionaire also discussed aliens in his first address to the social media firm's staff.

Snapchat Plus Subscription•
Snap has started testing a paid subscription tier for Snapchat that will give users early access to new features, a company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge . "We're doing early internal testing of Snapchat Plus, a new subscription service for Snapchatters. We're excited about the potential to share exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features with our subscribers, and learn more abou

Thrones Jon Snow HBO•
The Game of Thrones series died back in 2019, but certain members of the pack, apparently, survive . The Hollywood Reporter Hollywood-reports that HBO is in the early stages of developing yet another spin-off from the wildly popular fantasy series, this time focusing on hairy sad man Jon Snow. The new series will be set after the events of Game of Thrones , with actor Kit Harington already attach

Apple MacBook 2024•
Apple may be releasing a 13-inch MacBook model with an OLED screen in 2024, according to a new report. The report, which was first revealed by analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants and reported on by AppleInsider , states that the tech giant might be releasing a 13.3-inch laptop along with the 11-inch OLED iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Young added that while they expect it to

Gravity Falls Disney•
It's been 10 years since cult favourite series Gravity Falls premiered, introducing viewers to twins Dipper and Mabel Pines, their Grunkle Stan, and the titular town full of spooky phenomena. To mark the occasion, series creator Alex Hirsch took to Twitter to share some tidbits from behind the scenes, such as art director Ian Worrel's first take on the Mystery Shack , storyboards from artist Alon

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is the best VPN for watching HBO Max from the UK. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £82.39 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. HBO Max has been expanding its network in Europe this year, but the UK remains off the list. This isn't going to change anytime soon, so you'll need to sign up to a streaming-friendly VPN to wat

TL;DR: The Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is on sale for £162.82, saving you 88% on list price. You can’t put a price on knowledge. But if you could, £162.82 isn’t so bad — and that’s all it costs to get a lifetime of learning through Rosetta Stone and StackSkills for a limited time. First up in the Unlimited Lifetime Learning Subscription Bundle is lifetime access to Rosetta Sto

Elon Musk Tesla Prices 3•
Inflation continues to spoil the fun as Tesla is increasing the prices of several car models yet again. Electric vehicle (EV) news site Electrek caught wind of the price hike that is affecting the Model Y , Model 3 , Model S , and Model X lines. As it currently stands, the Model X Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Long Range saw the biggest increase from $114,990 to $120,990; that’s a $6,000 difference.

Last week's Xbox and Bethesda Showcase shone a spotlight on Starfield's character creation, and it looks like Bethesda's hidden a neat little easter egg in the system's sliders. Following last weekend's gameplay reveal, fans were quick to pour over the details, like studio boss Todd Howard's confirmation that Starfield will include banking . Spotted by u/Pomatomaster in the Starfield subreddit ,

Achy, breaky everything? I SO feel you on that. And if you’re sick of poppin turmeric pills but not quite bougie enough for a weekly deep tissue massage, a percussion therapy massager might be the next best thing. These devices — also called massage guns — are a portable way to deliver a deep tissue massage directly to the muscles that are giving you grief. I tried the Turonic GM5 massage gun , a

As with a desktop computer or laptop, the iPhone stores your browsing history when you use the internet, but you can clear that log anytime you want.

Huobi Crypto Thailand•
Huobi Thailand will shut down its exchange permanently on July 1, according to an announcement posted on its website. This marks the exchange’s short-lived ambition in the Southeast Asian country where crypto adoption is flourishing. According to blockchain analysis company Chainalysis, Thailand has one of the world’s highest adoption rates of DeFi , or decentralized financial services, nestling

If you regularly close background apps in hopes of speeding up your iPhone or saving battery life, you may actually be making the problem worse.

While real-life cars are limited to the road, movies open the door for all sorts of possibilities, including some awesome vehicles that zoom across the sky.

Disney Florida DeSantis•
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For nearly a year, the Walt Disney Company’s Parks , Experiences, and Products Division has been planning to move a large portion of its employees to Florida by 2023. That has relocation date has now been pushed three years. The timing is... interesting. Read more...

Deep time is a headache. So many changes have happened in the cosmos, on our planet, and through evolution to create the world we know today. One of the most recent major changes, relatively speaking, was the K-Pg extinction, the mass death of the dinosaurs and many other creatures in the immediate aftermath of an… Read more...

Are you feeling frustrated with trying to solve the June 16 Wordle puzzle? We've got some hints to help you along, and the answer if you still can't get it.

Elon Musk Twitter Staff•
Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers for the first time in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “The Crowning of the Lord Tazenket, Vulture God of the Eye” by S.G. Demciri. We’ll be presenting this novelette in two parts; part one was published on June 9 (read it … Read more...

Crypto Lender Celsius•
Crypto lender Celsius Network opted to freeze customer withdrawals and other transactions on Sunday, leaving its nearly two million users unable to access their funds. Now, state security boards in Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, Texas and Washington have launched probes into Celsius, Reuters reports . The SEC has also been in contact with the firm. Engadget has reached out to the agency and will

Elon Musk Twitter Staff•
As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting , the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details about his plans for the social platform. When Musk first announced his bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion , he proposed the idea of “ authenticating all humans ” on Twitter. As we’re well aware , one of his biggest grievances with the platform is its bots a

Millions of Indians each year assemble virtual sports teams, placing their hopes on the players they pick to perform exceedingly well in real-world matches. If the predictions are right, users make money. FanClash , a two-year-old Indian startup, is attempting to bring esports such as sleeper hit titles PUBG Mobile, COD and DOTA 2 to this fantasy sports world. Investors are predicting that this m

63Gizmodo / 8h
Before you ever heard of NFTs, maybe you heard about the $225 jpeg of Han Solo . Back in 2015, I wrote an article about a Han Solo card worth over $200 in an app called Star Wars Card Trader by Topps. At the time, I spent most of the article explaining how a person could own something that they merely have on their… Read more...

Microsoft Defender•
Microsoft has announced an expansion of its software subscription package that should help users better protect their various devices against cyberthreats. As described in a new blog post , Microsoft 365 customers will now benefit from a service called Microsoft Defender for Individuals, billed as “a new security app designed to keep individuals and families safer online”. The application gives u

As unlikely as it sounds, it's possible to play Steam games on certain Chromebooks, though the process isn't as straightforward as it is on Windows.

The hard times could be a harbinger for everyone else.

Though video game companies such as Microsoft have been making strides in developing accessible gaming controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller , there’s plenty of work to be done to ensure that they are available to all who need them. Enter the The Controller Project , a UK-based organization that’s dedicated to 3D printing controller modifications for gamers with physical disabilities. Bac

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . It’s Fridaa… wait, Thursday? Come on, will this week ever end? Don’t worry, we are all right, just looking forward to our impending vacation mode. — Haje and Christine The TechCrunch Top 3 SpaceX employees seeing stars, and not in a good way : Thanks to a group of

Sunday is Father’s Day here in the U.S., and nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like giving a father figure the gift of travel, right? Starting this weekend, Spirit Airlines flights will be up to 60% off, for travel booked by June 21. Because this sale starts on Sunday, you’ll have to verify that the exact routes you want are available once the sale goes live. For more TPG news delivered each morn

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Target has thrown its red vest into the anti-Prime Day ring. The department store chain will be hosting its largest-ever Target Deal Days sale from July 11 to 13, it announced Thursday. The news came hours after Amazon revealed that Prime Day 2022 will be running from July 12 to 13 — pure coincidence, we're sure. According to the press release , this fourth iteration of the annual event will feat

Notarize , a startup that offers remote online notarization services, has let go of 110 people — or 25% of its workforce. Doing the math, the 7-year-old, Boston-based company had about 440 employees before the staff reduction. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, demand for Notarize’s services, dubbed RON for short, skyrocketed as people were confined to their homes. This was especially true i

Abbott Michigan Sturgis•
Enlarge / The Abbott manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, on May 13, 2022. (credit: Getty | Jeff Kowalsky ) As the US struggles to recover from a dire infant formula shortage, the Abbott formula plant at the center of the crisis has again shut down—this time due to flooding from heavy rain on Monday. The plant in Sturgis, Michigan, is the largest formula factory in the US and is operated

400+Futurism / 9h
Hiring Freeze Sounds like it might actually pretty easy to get hired at Google — as long as you're a member of an unusual religious group in California that believes most people exist in a state of "waking sleep." The New York Times reported today that a group called the Fellowship of Friends, which one of the story's reporters described as a "cult-like religious sect," gained power at the tech g

Unless you’ve sworn off Google for good , at least some part of your digital life is likely entwined with the company. Maybe you only have a Gmail account, or maybe you rely on Google for everything from personal photo storage to sharing files at work. Chances are excellent you have some important data connected to… Read more...

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Some of California’s most crucial insects seem to have gone missing. A new study suggests that populations of once-abundant bumble bee species in California may have experienced serious decline, after researchers conducted the first statewide survey of bumble bee species in 40 years. Read more...

PayPal Monthly Apple•
PayPal has rolled out an update designed to make its buy now, pay later (BNPL) offering more enticing amid stiff market competition. The payments giant has announced it is expanding its service with a new Pay Monthly plan, which will allow US-based customers to spread repayments over periods as long as 24 months. The service is available for purchases valued at anywhere between $199 and $10,000,

Wilson Indian Activists•
23Gizmodo / 9h
A police unit in Pune, India has its fingerprints all over a hacking campaign that planted fabricated documents on political activists’ computers, then used the forged evidence as a justification to arrest them and charge them with crimes, according to cybersecurity research set to be presented in August and first … Read more...

The latest bit of fitness misinformation is making the rounds on TikTok, but I’ve seen it cropping up other places, too. Young women are singing the praises of Pilates (sometimes alongside barre, yoga, and walking), saying it helped them lose weight and tone their muscles where lifting weights did not. Something about… Read more...

Travelers heading to New Zealand in the coming weeks will be pleased to know the country’s entry rules are changing. From Tuesday, June 21, eligible travelers from around the globe heading to New Zealand won’t need to take a predeparture COVID-19 test to gain entry. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Specifically, this new rule comes into ef

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto) Amazon on Thursday announced that its latest Prime Day sales event is set for July 12 through 13. The company says the event will begin at 3 am EST and run for 48 hours across 20 countries. As in past iterations of the event, you'll need to be a subscriber to Amazon's Prime service to receive access to the offers. The annual promotion primarily drives sal

Elon Musk Twitter Staff•
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images) Although Elon Musk recently banned remote work at both Tesla and SpaceX, he told Twitter employees today that he won't necessarily impose the same policy at the social network. "If someone can only work remotely, and they're exceptional, it wouldn't make sense to fire them," Musk said in a virtual town hall with Twitter staff, according to The Wall Str

Jay Leno has an insanely impressive car collection, but it's notably devoid of Ferarri models. The celebrity recently opened up about the reasons why.


Game One Years PlayStation•
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While is running an absolutely fantastic Queer Games Bundle (which includes nearly 600 games for only $10), the sheer expanse of queer games might be intimidating to navigate. I’ve rounded up a selection of small, indie table top roleplaying games that I personally love, all written by queer people. Many of… Read more...

A share in my social feed reminded me of this incredible story that links Chicago O’Hare and Al Capone. It’s really two stories, but stay with me until the end. Continue reading ...

Reddit Acquires ML Spell•
Reddit announced Thursday that it would buy Spell , a platform for running machine learning experiments, for an undisclosed amount. Spell was founded by former Facebook engineer Serkan Piantino in 2016 to provide a cloud computing solution to allow anyone to run resource-intensive ML experiments without the high end hardware that would normally be necessary. The company defines its mission as the

Instagram Screen TikTok•
Instagram announced today it will begin testing a new version of its full-screen feed, similar to TikTok’s, which aims to improve upon the way photos appear in this new format. The company said it will also use this experiment to try out changes to the navigation bar at the bottom of the Instagram app, where it will soon add shortcuts for creating a post and accessing messages. As you may recall,

London-based Waymap wants to help guide visually impaired people to navigate their surroundings, and it’s starting with public transit. The company just concluded a closed two-week trial of its navigation app at three stops within Washington, D.C.’s Metro, and hopes to begin a public trial at 25 Metro stations and 1,000 bus stops by September, according to Waymap. “What we learned from our trial

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. This summer has brought a lot of price increases and expenses. Today, however, that burden will lift a little thanks to Amazon unveiling details about its annual Prime Day sale . The unofficial Amazon holiday will start at 12 a.m. PST on July 12 and run through July 13. However, as has been the case in pre

Elon Musk Twitter Staff•
500+Futurism / 10h
CEOs vs Aliens Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the very first time today, months after announcing plans to buy the social network. But in one peculiar moment, Musk deviated from the discussion of potential layoffs and content moderation to an entirely unexpected topic: aliens. According to CNBC 's reporting on the closed-door meeting, Musk took the time to discuss h

Printers have one (very important) job: Turning your digital files into objects you can hold in the physical world. It doesn't matter if you need copies of that school day's notes for a classmate, photos for your friends, or a last-minute thank you card, a printer's got you covered. If you need help selecting the right printers for your situation, we recommend consulting our buyer's guides on thi

Enlarge / Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have mapped the composition of asteroid Psyche, revealing a surface of metal, sand, and rock. (credit: NASA) Astronomers have produced the most detailed map to date of the surface of 16-Psyche, an asteroid that scientists believe could hold clues to how planets formed in our Solar System. According to a paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Resea

While it’s no secret that social media shapes our political discourse, a new study by the Pew Research Center reveals to what extent. Nearly one in three tweets posted by American adults are political in nature, according to Pew’s analysis of a sample of a year’s worth of English-language tweets from US adults. But only eight percent of the original tweets Pew analyzed were political in nature, w

The Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition caters to a specific audience, and it nails its efforts -- on top of what is a largely productive phone.

Microsoft Defender (previously Windows Defender) has been around for years, but mainly as a Windows anti-malware tool. Now a more feature-packed version is available on more platforms for Microsoft 365 subscribers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

As we all know by now, electric vehicles are expensive. And if you want to get a classic car converted into an EV, it’ll cost you even more. As a result, we’re seeing more people convert old gas-powered vehicles to EVs themselves. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sabrent has confirmed it is set to launch its first 16TB SATA enterprise SSD (and probably the only 2.5-inch one) during the summer. “Back [in December 2020] when this 16TB SSD was announced , shortly after, Phison found problems with the controller used and canceled the project," a spokesperson told TechRadar Pro. "The good news in the issues have been fixed and we expect to see engineering samp

Stanford Transplant•
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Doctors appear to have found a way for some organ transplant recipients to avoid lifelong immune-suppressing drugs. In new research this week, they detail how three children with a rare genetic condition were given a dual bone marrow and kidney transplant in hopes of completely avoiding immune rejection. And up to… Read more...

Onstage at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 this week, climate modeling expert Dr. William Collins shared why he’s deeply skeptical of carbon offsets, and tree-based offsets in particular. According to Collins, offsets are, “as far as we can tell, a feel-good measure.” Likewise, tree-planting programs pedestalized by companies like United Airlines are “fool’s gold,” Collins said. “It’s essentially impos

If you've been eyeing LG's super-tall display ever since December, you'll be glad to hear that you can finally buy it. LG has released the DualUp Monitor for $699 . As promised, the clamp-mounted design centers on a 16:18 aspect ratio, 28-inch LCD whose 2,560 x 2,880 resolution promises the visual real estate of two 21.5-inch monitors while occupying much less desk space. It might fit the bill if

Artificial intelligence has changed many things in life, and it's behind fun software features like face filters. Now it can make you sound like Morgan Freeman.

What to get my husband for Father’s Day always fills me with a small amount of agita. He’s not picky, so he won’t be upset if he doesn’t get a certain special something. (In fact, there’s nothing he really wants, except things he “can use,” which doesn’t help.) He’s already received all the framed sports… Read more...

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Westworld is returning soon —and after that explosive (and frankly somewhat confusing ) third-season finale, we have a lot of questions about what to expect from the sci-fi series’ next chapter. One of the most important parts of the Westworld puzzle has always been Jeffrey Wright ’s Bernard —a robot “host” who spends a… Read more...

These are the 10 most impressive electric cars in the world, thus far. Nissan, Hyundai, Rivian, Lotus, Tesla, Porsche, and even a classic Baker make the list.

If you want an EV, the Tesla Model 3 is no doubt an appealing option. Many potential buyers still have range anxiety, but the numbers are reassuring.

Call of Duty Ricochet•
Activision is taking on Call of Duty cheaters in some inventive ways. For one thing, it's literally taking away their guns. When the Ricochet anti-cheat system detects someone who's breaking the rules, they may lose their weapons (as well as their dignity). The cheaters can't even defend themselves with their fists. "We don’t expect many clips of this to find their way online, but we have seen it

62Gizmodo / 11h
Applying for jobs can feel like a crapshoot. A position sounds good, the hiring team seems to like you but, even once you’ve jumped through all the cover letter and interview hoops, you can still easily end up blindsided by a pay offer much lower than expected. The tides of change are coming though. Companies… Read more...

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One of Marvel’s classic characters is on their way to Disney+ as Marvel Studios has announced that it’s moving ahead with a Wonder Man series. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton is attached to helm and Brooklyn 99 writer Andrew Guest (who… Read more...

2KFuturism / 11h
Powering Down The clock is ticking for Voyager space vehicles 1 and 2. Voyager 1 has gone farther since being launched in 1977, along with its twin, than any other manmade space vehicles in human history — but NASA says they'll soon run out of power. News outlets have been reporting attempted cuts and reductions of the Voyagers for a while, including in 2005 and again in 2021 . But this week's Sc

Air travel is simultaneously a triumph of human engineering skill and a prime example of the frustrations of modern life. On the one hand, an enormous metal tube lifts into the air and transports you at incredible speed. On the other hand, you have to resort to various hacks to make the experience more tolerable. Read more...

When venture funding started to decline globally in the first quarter, Europe initially looked like an outlier . The region recorded strong Q1 numbers and was one of the few markets to see quarterly growth over the end of last year. But since the market reached its peak in January — at least for now — Europe’s funding has actually declined at a faster rate than other regions. Europe’s venture cap

The Mazda RX-8 never rose to meet the high expectations set by its predecessor, the MX-7, after being plagued by emission and fuel-economy troubles.

Everything is expensive these days, including new vehicles. These sports cars offer a lot of bang for the buck, and are cheaper to drive off the lot.

ProtonVPN and ProtonMail are two popular privacy tools (the former is one of the best VPNs), and now they are available in a new package with Proton’s other services at a new price. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Various video streaming platforms have their advocates, with Roku and Apple TV hardware, along with Google’s Chromecast, frequently getting the nod from viewers in the know. But Amazon’s Fire TV sticks (and cube and TV ) are also major players on the streaming scene, and they have the distinct advantage of integration with the ever-popular Amazon Alexa for everything from voice search to smart ho

Blizzard Overwatch 2•
Overwatch 2 will get rid of one of the first game's most infamous elements. Blizzard has confirmed at a reveal event that that the new team-based shooter won't have loot boxes when it premieres October 4th. Instead, you'll get the items you want through either a Battle Pass or a "consistently updated" in-game store. You won't have to roll the dice wondering if you'll get a special character skin

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Bad news for crypto miners is good news for gamers. While GPU prices have steadily fallen over the past few months, the ongoing cryptocurrency crash appears to be expediting the return to MSRP. As Tom’s Hardware reports , GPU prices decreased by around 15% in May following drops of 10% to 15% in the months prior. In… Read more...

Last month, we learned Nike is accusing StockX of knowingly selling fake Jordans. Originating earlier this year, the now-amended lawsuit was initiated, with Nike suing the marketplace over their release of an NFT series of Nike shoes, alleging the “stock market of things” is using the company’s trademark without authorization or approval. As the suit progresses, conspiracy theorists of the sneake

When talking about mid-range credit cards that earn transferrable points, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is probably the first card that comes to mind for many. The card offers lots of great benefits , bonus points on dining and travel , and valuable travel and purchase protection. However, there are a couple of cards that can compete with the Sapphire Preferred, and in this post, I wanted to

This TikTok video from Kylo Sten begins with a bold claim: “I work in TV post production, and almost all of you guys are setting your TVs up wrong.” Below are Sten’s top three TV-set-up mistakes, plus a few of our own to add to the list. Read more...

The crypto market is crashing hard, and investors are seeing the value of their portfolios rapidly drop ... but that isn't bad news for everyone.

Sometimes, people just need to be reminded they are still people before they try to start a war of words on social media. Read more...

Delta Card Boeing 747•
What if you could hold a piece of aviation history in the palm of your hands? Well, now you can. American Express and Delta Air Lines have debuted the first-ever credit card design made with 25% metal from a retired Boeing 747 aircraft. And now through Aug. 3, 2022, you can choose this exciting new option when you apply (and are approved) for a new Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card or

Singapore Airlines saver award space is wide open for those who want to travel business class between the U.S. and Europe. It's available starting August and running all the way through end of schedule in June 2023. And it's available on both transatlantic routes that Singapore Airlines flies. Continue reading ...

300+TechCrunch / 11h
Image Credits: TechCrunch The crypto markets buckled this week as fears of cascading failures of key blockchain finance players showed just how fragile things are for the asset class, which dipped below a $1 trillion total market cap as Bitcoin and Ethereum led a plunge in token prices. There was plenty for us to talk about this week’s episode of the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and ex

The Apple prototype for it's game-changing iPod looked completely different from the product that was ultimately released.

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Social media users are freaking out over a false news story claiming a ridiculous amount of African refugees are allegedly flooding European countries. A screenshot of a fabricated New York Post headline that reads, “UN Warns of Massive Refugee Movement from Africa: 500 Million People On Their Way to Europe,” began… Read more...

Enlarge / First hot-firing of the P120C solid-rocket motor that will be used by Europe's new Vega-C and Ariane 6 rockets. (credit: ESA/CNES) Europe's much-anticipated next-generation rocket, which has a roughly comparable lift capacity to SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster, was originally due to launch before the end of 2020. The Ariane 6 rocket has subsequently been delayed a few times, but before this w

The James Webb Space Telescope will explore deep space in a more detailed manner than was possible with other spacecraft such as the Hubble.

3KGizmodo / 12h
The modern superhero wouldn’t be what it was without the work of artist Tim Sale. His moody, energetic work on characters such as Batman , Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, basically all the greats, helped define modern myths and understandings about the character. Earlier this week, Sale was admitted to the hospital with… Read more...

Bluetooth iPhone•
Bluetooth devices are more common than ever. It seems the wireless technology is baked into almost every product we buy: It connects our iPhones to our Apple Watches and Fitbits, our wireless headphones to audio sources, and our game controllers to our consoles. Of course, the more tech goes wireless, the easier it is… Read more...

500+Futurism / 12h
According to its evangelists, Web3 is supposed to revolutionize by decentralizing it with the help of blockchain technology. But there's one big problem: nobody seems to know what tangible benefits that would have — especially in concrete terms that apply to the real world as it exists today. During a recent chat with author, podcast host, and Bloomberg columnist Tyler Cowen, billionaire investor

NASA Perseverance Mars•
500+Futurism / 12h
Gotcha! J'accuse... moi? As it rolled its way through the beautiful Jezero Crater , NASA's Perseverance Mars rover spotted something interesting tucked into a small boulder. Upon closer inspection, the robot's team was able to confirm that it was not, in fact, a sign of extraterrestrial life — just a regular ol' piece of human trash, which NASA believes came from, well, NASA. "My team has spotted

American AA Piedmont•
Pilots at all three of American Airlines ‘ wholly-owned regional airlines will now earn significant pay increases. Pilots at PSA Airlines, which operates the Canadair Regional Jet, will see a pay increase similar to pilots at American’s other two regionals, Envoy Air and Piedmont Airlines, it was announced on Thursday. Those two airlines inked similar deals between management and their unions lat

While you can’t change your PayPal username, you can indeed change the display name associated with your account as well as turn off your PayPal.Me link. We’ll show you how to do this in your PayPal account. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Stephanie Capouch Contributor As VP of marketing at Terminus, Stephanie Capouch serves the brand, content and customer marketing organization. Traditionally, sales and marketing teams have relied on tactics like lead capture forms, landing and generic web pages, and follow-up outreach to connect with and convert prospects to sales. This onerous process requires an average of eight touches to secu

Earth MIT SB Propose Sun•
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A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that we can mitigate the worst of climate change with… space bubbles. They’ve outlined a strategy in which a huge raft of bubbles , carefully positioned between Earth and the Sun, would deflect sunlight (and thus heat) to stop further global… Read more...

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't believe private companies alone can fund space travel, but he respects their efforts.

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A hanging egg chair sold at Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and HomeSense has been recalled by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission after 19 reports of injuries from people falling. Read more...

Instagram is testing a new full-screen version of Instagram’s feed that would make scrolling through posts look and feel a lot more like TikTok. Mark Zuckerberg shared a preview of the test on his Instagram Story, saying that the new look would be available to some people “soon.” The app began testing a version of a “full-screen” feed last month , but in that test feed posts didn’t actually take

If you enjoy the convenience of groceries delivered to your door and you hold a Chase credit card , then here is a useful promotion for you. Eligible Chase cardholders can activate a complimentary Instacart+ membership , which gets you lower service fees and free delivery on grocery orders of $35 or more. Plus, you’ll even receive a $10 discount on your first order of $35 or more. Those who enrol

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke to Twitter employees en masse for the first time on a call Thursday to answer their questions on his anticipated $44 billion purchase of the company. While the world’s richest man offered some insight into his managerial style, he didn’t seem keen to grant workers much comfort or hope for… Read more...

Companies worldwide are increasingly embracing a multicloud approach to cloud storage , which could now be the key to business success according to storage firm Seagate. The company defined firms as either “multicloud mature” or not, with the mature firms being better at managing cloud costs and fostering innovation within the cloud. Seagate claims these “mature” firms have a host of competitive

Discord AutoMod Premium•
Discord is adding a new tool for moderators to prevent harmful messages from appearing on its platform, and is expanding its Premium Membership subscription. The harmful language tool is called AutoMod and it was revealed in a Power Rangers chicken parody on YouTube . Despite the announcement video’s silliness, AutoMod is a rather important upgrade that’ll help take the load off the platform's mo

Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, and James Brolin tell us everything we need to know about Pixar's Lightyear .

Greetings from Berkeley, California, where we’ve just wrapped up our first-ever Climate-focused event . It was slightly surreal being back on stage at Zellerbach Hall, given the last time I stepped foot in the building was a very different time, way back in March 2020. I’m writing to you from an extremely sunny sidewalk a few blocks from the University of California campus, where the event was he


Elon Musk Twitter Thursday•
Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers for the first time in a virtual meeting on Thursday.

Halloween is absolutely nowhere near, but the internet's favorite spooky outdoor decor is already back in stock at Home Depot. At this point, the classic 12-foot Home Depot skeleton and his creepy LCD LifeEyes™ are honorary Mashable mascots, and we love them so