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5KGizmodo / 20h
IBM is laying off its entire staff in Russia after suspending operations there in March, according to an internal memo made public on Tuesday. IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says the tech company is leaving the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade neighboring Ukraine on Feb. 24, a war that’s… Read more...

Webb NASA Micrometeoroid•
5KFuturism / 11h
NASA's ultra expensive James Webb Space Telescope has already had to endure a dust-sized micrometeoroid impacting with one of its primary mirror segments, roughly a month before the official start of scientific operations. Fortunately, engineers knew that was going to happen. They designed the telescope's massive mirror segments to be able to withstand such impacts — but this latest hit was a lit

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

Engadget / 19min
TikTok is rolling out more screen time controls to help users manage how much time they are spending in the app. With the change, the company is adding a new in-app dashboard that will more closely track how long people are spending in the app. The dashboard will show statistics like how much time you spend in the app, when you sue the app most and how often it’s opened. Additionally, TikTok user

The Vivaldi web browser isn’t just a browser: it added an email client last year as a beta feature. Now the email client is officially exiting beta with today’s 1.0 release. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

LEGO just unveiled the next set in its Fairground Collection, the massive Loop Coaster. While not as large as the previous Creator Expert Roller Coaster, the Loop Coaster is 36 inches tall, features two loops, and has an elevator that you can motorize for an endless ride (with an add-on Technic Large Motor and Battery). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Smart homes promise to make our lives easier. And while that promise may be genuine, it’s always flanked by a great irony. Building and maintaining a smart home takes time, money, and research—it’s a hassle, and for some people, that hassle can run the potential benefits of a smart home straight into the ground. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

CybSafe Series EEP•
Last year, UK cybersecurity startup CybSafe , a “behavioral security” platform, raised a $7.9 million in a Series A. This SaaS product with a per-user-based, subscription licensing model has a “behavior-led” platform that manages people-related security. In other words, it uses behavioral science and data analytics to help employees be more cybersecurity aware. Users get microlearning content and

Larger banks and other financial service providers are getting a lot more serious when it comes to competing with upstarts that are disrupting their businesses with fresher approaches and newer technologies. Today, one of the companies helping those larger banks with that task is announcing a big round of funding to double down on that opportunity. Backbase — an Amsterdam-based startup that provi

TikTok users regularly complain of hours lost on the platform, thanks to the video app’s unmatched ability to distract, entertain and engage users by way of its advanced recommendation technology . Its addictive nature has been the subject of numerous psychological studies and parents’ concerns , as TikTok becomes one of the most-used apps among children. In lieu of dialing back its digital dopam

Spotify has set its sights on a new sound-based frontier: audiobooks. The streaming music company held its second Investor Day event on Wednesday where CEO Daniel Ek revealed the company’s new foray into the world of audiobooks, calling it a “massive opportunity.” Ek said he wants to compete with the other “major player dominating the space,” referencing Amazon and its audiobook platform, Audible

The e-commerce market is on track to pass $ 5.5 trillion in revenues this year, which speaks not only to how much consumers are shopping online these days, but also to how many businesses there are out there now selling to them. Today, a startup from Gothenburg, Sweden called Juni is announcing $206 million in funding — a $100 million Series B and a further $106 million in debt — to build out e-c

At the stroke of midnight each and every day, there's a new Wordle to play. Working it out by yourself is always fun, but if you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, here are some tips and hints to help you figure out the solution. If you prefer to cut to the chase, you'll soon be able to skip to the very end of this article for the answer to the June 10 Wordle, #356. In the mean

Sleep Number Daytime•
When someone's had a good night's sleep, they say, "I slept like a baby." No one says, "I slept like a middle-aged man." Sleep is a precious commodity that, in the stock market of life, steers into a bear market once you hit middle age. I haven't slept through the night in a decade. No mattress or pillow satisfactorily cushions my body and I've enough middle-of-the-night, half-looking trots to th

TL;DR: The Stone River eLearning and StackSkills Unlimited Lifetime Membership Bundle is on sale for £70.84, saving you 99% on list price. No matter what industry you belong to and whatever profession you have, you have a better chance to develop and progress if you have a relentless passion for learning. The more you learn, the more skilled you will be, putting you in a better position for advan

We’re used to seeing plenty of over-ear headphones targeting little listeners here at TechRadar, but true wireless earbuds for children, such as the just-announced SoundForm Nano Wireless Earbuds for Kids from Belkin, are very much a rare breed. Designed for children aged seven and upwards, the new Bluetooth earbuds feature output limitation to keep volume below 85 decibels (the current US Occupa

In an interview, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission laid out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency.

Webb NASA Micrometeoroid•
When you're a new parent, every little bump and bruise concerning your child is distressing, headline-worthy news. To that end, it is my duty to inform you that the James Webb Space Telescope had a tiny scrape, but I promise it's absolutely fine. On Wednesday, NASA revealed that the five-month-old telescope got a small boo-boo between May 23 and 25, after a micrometeoroid — a common piece of tiny

ComfortDelGro , a Singaporean taxi operator, announced Thursday its partnership with Alipay+, enabling tourists from Malaysia and South Korea to use their mobile wallet apps Touch ‘n Go eWallet and Kakao Pay to pay the cab fare in Singapore. “With Singapore reopening its borders, we are looking forward to having tourists come visit us,” said CEO of ComfortDelGro Taxi Jackson Chia. “As such, our p

Starting today, you can stream a free demo of Resident Evil Village from Capcom's website , with no need for a fancy gaming PC, Xbox or PlayStation. The demo is similar to one that's available on other platforms, which allows players to explore parts of the village and castle . This appetizer for one of last year's biggest-selling games is powered by Immersive Stream for Games , a version of Stad

Pepper Content, a content marketplace that connects global brands such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Adobe with over 100,000 creators, has raised $14.3 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand to the U.S. Bessemer Venture Partners led the Indian startup’s Series A funding round. Tanglin Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Titan Capital, and angel investors including Gokul R

A big change to iPadOS 16 will leave many HomeKit users frustrated, especially those who built the tablets into walls to use as smart home control hubs.

Thursday: What a concept! And just like last Thursday, and all the other Thursdays and every other day , there's a new Wordle to play. Working it out by yourself is always fun, but if you get stuck and start to get nervous about your streak, here are some tips and hints to help you figure out the solution. If you prefer to cut to the chase, skip to the very end of this article for the answer to t

A 2018 change in Facebook’s algorithm resulted in significant boosts in engagement for local Republican groups even though their Democratic counterparts posted more often, according to newly published research . The findings, first reported by NBC News, line up with one of the major revelations of the Facebook Papers . Namely, that a change meant to emphasize content from family and friends wound

Yahya Bouhlel started coding in his early teens. Within this timeline, he interned at several companies in Palo Alto, California. Most of his work revolved around building apps and iPhone games. When he came home to Tunis, he met many students who wanted to build products like him each summer. And it was one such summer in 2017 that he had the concept of GOMYCODE. After completing his studies in

iPad owners were thrilled with the news that Apple is bringing full external support to the iPad. Unfortunately, only some models will get the feature.

Moderna Booster Omicron•
Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: Getty | Ivan Romano ) A combination COVID-19 booster dose that targets the ancestral strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the initial omicron variant, BA.1, appears to outperform the current booster against both of those versions of the virus, Moderna reported Wednesday . Specifically, Moderna says the combination booster increased neutralizi

Faraday Future said Wednesday during an investor presentation that it plans to open a factory in China as early as 2025, even as it faces a shortage of capital and an SEC investigation. The electric vehicle maker said it is scouting locations for a site to build its future vehicles and serve as a local headquarters for the Chinese market, according to an SEC filing Wednesday. While Faraday previo

After CD Projekt Red’s video game Cyberpunk 2077 became a best seller (despite the hiccups and bugs) last year, Netflix announced it would be producing an anime set in the same world as the first-person RPG. While there have been hints of what the show will be about, Netflix has finally released the first snippet of… Read more...

Chinese Hackers US•
Hackers employed by the Chinese government have broken into numerous major telecommunications firms around the world in a cyber-espionage campaign that has lasted at least two years, according to a new advisory from American security agencies. The hackers allegedly breached their targets by exploiting old and well-known critical vulnerabilities in popular networking hardware. Once they had a foot

Amazon Clark Flexport•
Dave Clark, the former Amazon consumer chief, will take over as CEO of freight forwarding and customs brokerage startup Flexport starting September 1, 2022. Clark resigned from his role as CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division on Friday . His last day at the big tech company will be July 1, after which time he’ll join Flexport as co-CEO alongside current leader Ryan Petersen . Petersen, who

With flights selling out it's tough to get awards, especially in business class and especially for more than a passenger or two. That's why it's such a great time to book any winter Europe travel. It may be off-season but it's also when destinations aren't overrun with European tourists. Star Alliance award space for four or more passengers is widely available between New York and several cities

FDA Novavax Vaccine US•
100+Wired / 8h
FDA advisers overwhelmingly endorsed the vaccine, which Novavax hopes will sway holdouts to finally get their shots.

Besides being known as one of the most celebrated action movie stars at the box office, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known for his love of cars.

The U.S. is making progress away from proprietary repair services and towards fairer laws that not only make third-party repair easier but also acceptable.

His innovations included the first polyphonic, programmable synthesizer and the universal connectivity of MIDI.

Apple Pay Later iPhone•
When its Pay Later service launches alongside iOS 16 later this year, Apple plans to handle lending decisions on its own. According to Bloomberg , the tech giant has established a subsidiary called Apple Financing to conduct credit checks and customer approvals. The new firm will operate separately from Apple, but it has obtained the necessary state licenses to offer the feature. While Apple has

A few months ago Lucasfilm teamed with LG to shift Boba Fett’s throne all the way from Tatooine to Manhattan—virtually at least, for a 3D-effect billboard promoting The Book of Boba Fett in the heart of Times Square. Well, Star Wars is back in NYC, but this time its accompanying character seems much more annoyed to be… Read more...

On Wednesday, the European Union’s highest court officially ruled that Apple isn’t the only company that can “think different” anymore. The bloc’s Court of Justice on Wednesday officially rejected the tech giants’ bid to hold onto its EU trademark of its once-iconic slogan, giving any non-Apple company in the region… Read more...

From exciting the chaos of the recent WDCC 2022 event emerges hints that Apple may be changing the way iPhones and Android devices interact forever. Spotted by 9 To 5 Mac , iPhones running iOS 16 will be able to display emoji reactions to texts coming from Android smartphones in group chats. The feature is slated to launch as part of iOS 16, which itself is being released sometime in Fall 2022. T

Following a scathing report, word has surfaced that Microsoft's Alex Kipman is leaving the company and the HoloLens team is being split in two.

Affirm Apple Pay Later•
The news that Apple would offer its own “buy now, pay later” service splitting any Apple Pay bill into installments hit the fintech lending world like a thunderbolt. But it turns out the new feature, while simple for consumers, necessitated a bit of backstage reorganizing at Apple, including a whole new subsidiary that will run it. The new feature, called Apple Pay Later, lets users pay for purch

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 . On this beautiful June 8, 2022, we celebrate Dominic-Madori Davis joining the TechCrunch team. Check out her first article on the site and her first TechCrunch Plus feature , and give her a follow on Twitter ! Woohoo, new colleagues!! — Haje and Christine The TechC

300+Futurism / 9h
The notoriously murky waters of DNA ethics are about to get even murkier. In an essay for The Conversation , law professors from Georgia State University and the University of Maryland argue that "genetic paparazzi" could soon be coming after the DNA of public figures, including celebrities and politicians. That could throw the legal system into chaos, they argue — which could be bad news not onl

200+Wired / 9h
Using a custom encryption scheme within music notation, Merryl Goldberg and three other US musicians slipped information to Soviet performers and activists known as the Phantom Orchestra.

Subscribers to Amazon’s Kids+ multiplatform package have been notified about a price change, which will become effective on July 14. According to the email sent by Amazon, the company is simplifying the pricing structure and will be converting all Prime members to a $4.99 monthly tier and all non-Prime subscribers to the $7.99 option. In addition, all users will get unlimited access to the servic

Microsoft Windows 11 2023•
Enlarge / This cutaway view of a Western Digital 18TB Gold drive shows off its nine platters and triple-stage actuators. (credit: Western Digital ) According to a report from Tom's Hardware, Microsoft plans to make PC makers ship solid-state boot drives in all Windows PCs starting in 2023 or 2024, putting an end to the days of spinning hard drives for most of the PCs that still include them. Tren

Crypto has no dearth of skeptics with relevant domain expertise, and now Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has joined that ever-expanding list of vocal pessimists.

Chinese tech giant Baidu has unveiled a concept robocar called the ROBO-01. With it, the company's EV car subsidiary JIDU, and Chinese automaker Geely hope to lead the charge into a world of fully-autonomous cars. The ROBO-01, which Baidu announced on Wednesday, is a sleek all-electric hatchback with gull-wing front doors, a fold-away yoke steering wheel, and a huge focus on computing power. The

Researchers have extracted DNA from a 115,000-year-old polar bear jawbone and used it to analyze the genetic relationship between these Arctic predators and their brown bear cousins (grizzlies included). They found that polar bears intermixed with brown bears quite a bit over the millennia. Read more...

One of the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease is the possibility of “freezing” during normal movement, causing falls and lack of mobility. Surprisingly, small external cues can help them escape freezes or avoid them altogether — and De Oro has raised $2.8 million to commercialize its NexStride portable gadget , which provides those cues on demand. The simplest way to understand f

The car was farting with every turn we made. When we arrived at the charging station we found through an internet search, it turned out to be just a locked fence. We were sweating in the Florida heat with the air conditioner on low in an attempt to conserve what battery we had left. To say there was a learning curve with our first Tesla rental would be, as they say, an understatement. Get the lat

American Airlines now sells ‘Business Plus’ fares that include Flagship check-in, Flagship First Dining access (currently only available at New York JFK, Miami and Dallas Fort-Worth) and a third checked bag. View it as bundling Flagship First Dining into the fare, but beware this is useful only at a limited number of airports. Continue reading ...

500+Futurism / 10h
Air Metal Turns out that a Tesla feature could have a concerning design flaw that increases carbon dioxide levels for passengers. In response to a promotional clip posted by Tesla on Sunday , one customer said the company's recirculation feature , which makes use of air already in the cabin, causes spikes in carbon dioxide levels and had even given him headaches. The user shared a graph he create

harriscountypl : Public libraries are on the front lines in the fight against mis/disinformation.

For many people, champagne and first class travel go hand in hand. If you’re heading on a special holiday in style, there’s something just plain special about hearing a bottle of champagne pop, and enjoying that first glass after boarding (or after takeoff, depending on a carrier’s policy). In this post I wanted to provide an updated list of the airlines serving the world’s best champagne, both i

There may be a new challenger for the title of most efficient browser if the latest update from Microsoft is to be believed. The computing giant has claimed that its Microsoft Edge offering is saving a mighty amount of RAM usage for users around the world due to one of its most popular tools. In a tweet , the Microsoft Edge Dev account revealed that it had seen the browser's Sleeping Tabs tool sa

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Last year, Tesla issued an update that made its vehicles easier to start after being unlocked with their NFC key cards. Now, a researcher has shown how the feature can be exploited to steal cars. For years, drivers who used their Tesla NFC key card to unlock their cars had to place the card on the center console to begin driving. Following the update, which was repo

300+Gizmodo / 10h
NASA said today that one of the Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror segments was hit by a micrometeoroid , a small asteroid fragment, between May 23 and May 25. Initial assessments of the telescope found that the spacecraft was still performing exceptionally well, though the effects of the impact were noticeable in… Read more...

Bird Layoff 23% Staff•
Bird announced Wednesday it would lay off 23% of its employees from different teams and regions across the globe. Read more...

98Gizmodo / 10h
By now, you’ve probably seen the first trailer for the long-awaited, highly anticipated DC movie Black Adam , starring Dwayne Johnson. Johnson has been dreaming of playing the character for years —but now that the first trailer is here, fans might be wondering where the movie and the character stand in the larger DC… Read more...

Monkeypox is here, and it’s spreading. The couple of dozen cases in a few countries that we told you about last month are now up to over a thousand cases worldwide, with 35 reported in the United States. But the U.S. almost certainly has more cases than the statistics suggest, and there is reason to suspect that we’re… Read more...

uwmspeccoll : Wood Engraving Wednesday AGNES MILLER PARKER Scottish wood engraver, illustrator, and painter Agnes Miller Parker (1895-1980) illustrated five books by Thomas Hardy for the Limited Editions Club (LEC) from 1942 to 1969 (of which we hold all but one).This week we present examples of Miller Parker’s black and white and color wood engravings for the 1956 LEC production of Hardy’s Tess

Twitter Elon Musk Data•
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Twitter now plans to comply with Elon Musk's demand for user data that he says is needed to determine whether the company's spam estimates are accurate, The Washington Post reported Wednesday . "After a weeks-long impasse, Twitter's board plans to comply with Elon Musk's demands for internal data by offering access to its

Windows 11 offers a handful of drastic changes from its predecessor, and while many are great, some can be inconvenient for those accustomed to Windows 10.

AT&T HBO Max Elite Plan•
Telecommunications provider AT&T quietly dropped HBO Max as a bundled perk for new AT&T customers on its top unlimited wireless plan, AT&T Unlimited Premium . The company launched the new plan this week, which replaced Unlimited Elite. AT&T confirmed the new plan doesn’t include the streaming service but didn’t provide a detailed explanation regarding its decision. “HBO Max is a great service, bu

NFT Mynft Series•
The consumer trading boom has deflated, pushing unicorns and recently public companies alike into defensive modes. The decline in consumer trading activity is also extending to newer categories of assets, data indicates, like non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Per The Block’s data arm , weekly NFT sales declined by just over 70% from a high of nearly 1 million units in the third week of 2022 to a little

Save $50: Keep an eye out for package deliveries with the Google Nest Doorbell (Battery) for only $129.99 . As of June 8, this 28% discount marks the best price we've seen so far. If you're still on the hunt for a proper Father's Day gift , one of the best gifts is a little peace of mind. Add an extra layer of security the easy way with the Google Nest Doorbell (Battery) video doorbell , which is

Grilling can be intimidating. It tends to be fairly male-dominated, though I will say that BBQ dudes are much more chill, welcoming, and helpful than sous-vide dudes, who tend to be pedantic and slightly unhinged. But community aside, it can be hard to know where to get started. The first question you need to ask… Read more...

Get ready to say “aloha” to Hawaii . You’ll have enough money left in your pocket for a luau celebration thanks to fare sales offering values of as much as 60% off average ticket prices. With these deals, you can fly to sun-kissed Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island in basic economy for less than $300 round-trip from the West Coast and less than $500 from the East Coast. Unlike many Caribbean islands,

The best wireless surround-sound systems allow you to enjoy the full home-theater experience without having to string speaker wire around your room. Instead, each speaker connects to a central hub — sometimes this is a soundbar — which is plugged into your TV. Wireless surround-sound systems are a good fit if you want a clutter-free home theater. Each speaker in a wireless surround-sound system i

If you're in the market for a new car, there's a good chance you're facing an important question: should you get an AWD or 4WD model, and what's the difference?

81Gizmodo / 11h
The return of The Munsters has been Rob Zombie’s passion , and the director known for his penchant for gritty horror (see: his Halloween ) confirms that his big-screen take on the classic TV series is nothing short of a love letter to the original. Now, I’m not sure why a lot of people assumed based off his body of… Read more...

SAVE 43%: Keep your dog hydrated through summer hikes with a water dispenser of its own. As of June 8, the MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle is on sale for $18.69. That's 43% off its regular price of $32.99. You love your Hydro Flask or CamelBak , so why not get your dog its own water bottle, too? The MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle is designed for portability and convenience. It's sealed with a silica gel r

Marriott Ukraine Russia•
Major Western hotel companies like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts and Accor garnered scrutiny earlier this year for maintaining a presence in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine . Other companies like McDonald’s and Starbucks pulled out fairly quickly from Russia in light of mounting pressure to do so. Hotel companies eventually moved in lockstep earlier this year in closing c

If you have a canceled or delayed flight, you might get the urge to whip out your phone and tweet furiously at the big, verified account associated with your airline. Besides the fact that this will not magically get your flight back on track, there are good reasons you really shouldn’t rage-tweet at airlines (or any… Read more...

67Gizmodo / 11h
Microplastics continue to infiltrate even the most remote parts of Earth. New research has identified tiny bits of plastic in the continent’s snowfall, likely arriving there from local sources, according to the team. These particles could enter the Antarctic food chain, while dark-colored microplastics may even speed… Read more...

Chinese Hackers US•
Chinese state-sponsored actors have been successfully compromising the networks of major US telecommunications providers for years, using the foothold gained to assault other targets in both public and private sectors. This stark warning was jointly issued by the National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A

Researchers have 3D-printed hearts using silicone and even a patient's own cells , but they haven't matched the full functionality of the real thing and aren't much good for repairing hearts. There's some progress on that front, however, as a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute has developed a technique for 3D-printing long cardiac macrofilaments that develop into muscle-like filaments which contrac

FBI SSNDOB Millions•
48Gizmodo / 12h
On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that a group of darkweb domains, collectively known as the SSNDOB Marketplace, had been taken offline. The websites were reportedly used to sell data like individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, and birthdates—predominately targeting those in the U.S. Read more...

3KGizmodo / 12h
The dog has caught the car: After weeks of Elon Musk’s whinging about bots , Twitter is going to give him all the data he can handle, according to The Washington Post . Read more...

Jurassic World Dominion•
78Mashable / 12h
With Jurassic World: Dominion, it's clear: Colin Trevorrow is the worst thing that's happened to dinosaurs since that asteroid knocked them all into the past tense. The writer/director/producer who's had a hand in each Jurassic World movie has repeatedly failed to recapture the magic of Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster, Jurassic Park . Instead of wonder, terror, and captivating characters, Tre

Among BMW's extensive catalog of best-sellers and top performers, these lesser-known cars stand out as truly unique cars from the automaker.

Collectors in the U.S. finally have the opportunity to import the Nissan R32 Skyline GT-R, but the process is ridiculously expensive and time-consuming.

Jurassic World Dominion Enlarge / Jurassic World Dominion , out this week exclusively in theaters, brings the gang back together—but that's maybe not a good thing. (credit: Universal) How low can you set your expectations for Jurassic World Dominion ? If you can burrow those expectations deep into the earth, perhaps so far that researchers don't discover them for thousands of years, you may have

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

71Futurism / 12h
Fire Sale Hey, kid, wanna see a factory disaster open a portal to hell? No, this isn't the plot of the latest season of "Stranger Things." But it's does fit the bill for a real-life factory fire that happened in Spain last week. As reported by Seville's Canal Sur TV station , this now-viral fire took place inside an aluminum factory in the city of Dos Hermanas — and fortunately, it sounds like no

NASA Australia tASC•
500+Futurism / 12h
NASA's plans to return astronauts to the Moon are well on their way — but the cost of the endeavor is soaring. The agency's development of its Space Launch System (SLS) has been mired in budget overruns and many years of delays, costing tens of billions of dollars over the last eleven years. In the face of all that, NASA has yet to launch the SLS, or even successfully complete a full gamut of tes

What’s red, white and polka-dotted, and rolls all over Walt Disney World as the easiest way to get around the more than 25,000-acre property? Minnie Vans. These handy and adorable cars — which some feared to be extinct — have returned more than two years after the Walt Disney World theme parks closed in March 2020. (Photo courtesy of Disney) Minnie Vans first rolled into Disney in 2017 as the mos

1KGizmodo / 12h
Jurassic World Dominion is being billed as the “Conclusion of the Jurassic Era” and that will undoubtedly be the case. Mostly because it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this once-beloved franchise should become extinct . Read more...


US Crypto CFTC C. Lummis•
All around the world, regulators are trying to address the trillion-dollar elephant in the room: the digital assets market. Because crypto is a nascent industry that currently exists largely outside of legal frameworks, it’s still in murky waters, and those in the industry — and outside of it — seemingly want clear guidelines and clarity to move forward. A proposed crypto bill, sponsored by U.S.

If you’re considering buying a home with a partner, or if either your property ownership or marital status could change in the future, it’s important to understand who legally owns what. Read more...

Heard a lot of good things about gaming mice but don’t know how it compares to a regular mouse? Let’s discuss the difference between these two types to see which might be better for you. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Earlier this year, American Airlines appeared ready to retire first class . The airline started marketing its premium transcon first-class fares as a “Premier” product dubbed “Flagship Business Plus” for a few hours on a mid-January afternoon. It didn’t take long for a FlyerTalk forum to start trending, and aviation blogs to pick up the news. For its part, American denied that any changes were co

Shields Health Care•
Shields Health Care Group, a Massachusetts-based company involved with imaging and health management services, has announced a major hack that could have exposed sensitive information for up to two million people. The company learned of the attack on March 28th, and after an investigation it found that a malicious actor had access to some of its systems between March 7th and 20th. Crucially, the

Salesforce NFT Cloud•
42Gizmodo / 12h
Salesforce has finally made its first, limping foray into the non-fungible token space, advertising a new product that will supposedly make minting and selling NFTs easier for the uninitiated. Whether those uninitiated take the company up on the deal during the current crypto lull is another matter. Read more...

Microsoft HoloLens Kipman•
300+Gizmodo / 12h
Alex Kipman, the executive in charge of leading Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-reality platform, is leaving the company following allegations of verbal abuse and sexual harassment, according to Insider . Read more...

Twitter Elon Musk Data•
The move may make it tougher for Mr. Musk, who has said he is not getting enough information from the company, to end the $44 billion acquisition.

Enlarge / The new research hasn't made a breakthrough, but it has shrunk the size of the question mark a bit. (credit: NASA ) How can we understand environments that can't be replicated on Earth? That's a challenge astrophysicists face all the time. In some cases, it's largely a matter of figuring out how well-understood physics applies to extreme conditions and then comparing the output of those

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Wednesday, which means the time has come for another dispatch from the Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a couple of rare discounts on Sonos speakers, with the Sonos Move and Sonos Roam currently down to $319 and $143, respectively. Both discounts mark the lowest price we've tracked for each portable speaker. Nor

Modern Warfare 2 MW2•
An official trailer has finally been released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , giving us our first brief glimpse at what we can expect from the game before it launches later this year. Running at just under two minutes, the trailer isn't as heavy on details as it is on action and good music but it does show Task Force 141 back in action, with familiar faces like Captain John Price, Sergeant K

Nowadays small business credit cards are more competitive than ever before. Not only can they help you earn valuable rewards for your business, but in some cases business credit cards also offer valuable perks that can save you a lot of money and offer peace of mind with your purchases. Chase Ink Business Preferred Card Basics For June 2022 The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card is the all-aroun

It is a good time to check your Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) and make sure you have Rest Mode deactivated. It's been causing some serious problems.

Data Breaches Cloud Thales•
As cloud hosting becomes more popular and more prevalent among businesses of all shapes and sizes, so do cloud data breaches grow bigger and more painful. The 2022 Thales Cloud Security Report found almost half (45%) of businesses experienced a cloud-based data breach, or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from 2021. What’s more, a third (32%) have had to notify the government, customers,

On Sunday aa passenger in Dallas had their bag taken at the gate. The gate agent reportedly “tag[ged] them without asking final destination,” didn’t give customer a claim tag and told them to “them to look for it at [their] connecting airport NOT final destination.” They thought they’d never see their bag again. The flight’s captain, though, wasn’t having any of this. Continue reading ...

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