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NASA Perseverance Mars•
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There's trash in the deepest ocean depths , at some 35,700 feet beneath the surface. There's also trash on Mars. While looking for hints of past microbial Martian life , NASA's Perseverance rover recently spotted landing debris caught in a jagged rock. It's thermal material the space agency used to protect the Perseverance spacecraft from extreme temperatures as it journeyed to Mars and plummeted

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

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

The end of the financial year is upon us. As we all scramble to sort out our taxes and expenses for tax time, it’s easy to be swayed by some of the massive EOFY deals that pop up around about now to try and detach us from our hard earned tax returns. It’s a cliche to buy something fun, like a brand new 4K TV with your cash injection, but there are far more responsible ways that you can spend that

Tesla has upped its prices again, with some models increasing in price by up to $6,000. The automaker has increased prices of its luxury electric vehicles multiple times this year, including a major price hike twice in the same week in March and a smaller increase on certain Model 3s in April . Tesla updated its online configurator on Wednesday to represent the increase in prices across its entir

Instacart Subscription•
Instacart has given its Express delivery subscription service a facelift and is relaunching it as Instacart Plus as the platform continues to renovate. InstacartPlus is currently rolling out and will add two new “family-centric” features while also migrating over the money discounts people got from Instacart Express. First, there will be new Family Accounts for members to add one other person fro

Amazon has officially announced the dates for its next annual shopping event. Prime Day 2022 will be on July 12th and 13th this year — the event will begin at 12AM PT/3AM ET on Tuesday, July 12th, and conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, July 13th. As it has been for the past few years, Prime Day will actually be a two-day event during which Prime members can snag deals on everything from

Samsung SD 300 LCD•
Samsung Display is finally making its long-expected move to stop producing LCD screens, switching at least some of its LCD factories to produce new QD-OLED screens , according to a new report from a South Korean business newspaper (via Digitimes ), However, the crucial bit of information is this change won't really affect Samsung Electronics' TV business, despite the fact that almost every TV it

If you’ve been eyeing up the Sony Xperia 1 IV then today (June 16) is the day you’ve been waiting for, as the phone has finally shipped. Or at least, it has for buyers in the UK and Europe – those in the US will have to wait until September 1, while Australian Sony fans aren’t getting it at all. That means if you’ve pre-ordered the phone in the UK then it will hopefully be turning up on your door

Amazon has officially confirmed the dates for this year’s edition of its annual two-day Prime Day sales event. Amazon Prime Day 2022 will take place on Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13. That's very close to our predicted date: we w222ere just one day off, with the retailer moving the event later in the week, rather than holding it in its usual Monday and Tuesday time frame. It’s slightly e

Kenya-based Crossboundary Energy Access (CBEA), a mini-grid infrastructure fund, has raised $25 million from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited, Bank of America, and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund to back renewable energy projects across the continent. The CBEA, a subsidiary of the investment group Crossboundary, said in a statement that the new funding will unlock an additional $25 millio

Different airline loyalty programs give members different pathways to earning elite status. The Air France-KLM Flying Blue has an interesting opportunity to earn elite status by donating miles to charity or by carbon offsetting flights with cash. Let’s take a look at the details of that. Earn Flying Blue XPs with charity & carbon offsets Flying Blue uses XPs (“experience points”) as its elite qua

If you have any investments in popular cryptocurrencies then chances are you’ve had a fairly unpleasant few weeks. While most of the news surrounding the ongoing crypto market crash concerns Bitcoin, its collapse has also dragged several other coins like Ethereum down with it. At its height, a single Bitcoin was worth almost $64,400, which means that if you purchased $1,000 of Bitcoin back on Nov

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to VPNSecure is on sale for £32.72, saving you 96% on list price. Not all VPNs are created equal. And the truth is, even some of the best VPNs on the web have suffered breaches involving insecure servers. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get one — that just means you might not want to spend your life savings on a subscription. Fortunately, with this deal on VPNSecure

The 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is upon us, once again providing dog lovers the opportunity to coo at their television screens and ask the eternal, oft-repeated question: Who's a good boy? This year the number of dog breeds eligible for the Westminster Dog Show has grown to 211, with the American Kennel Club officially recognising two new breeds . The Hungarian farm dog Mudi will join t

Apple M2 Benchmarks M1•
Following Apple’s WWDC 2022 event and the subsequent reveal of its latest silicon, the Apple M2, new benchmarks for the chip are starting to pop up online. At least according to the Geekbench Database , and reported by 9to5mac , this appears to be the first benchmark we've seen on the new silicon, and it appears to back up Apple’s claimed M1 vs M2 , with Apple claiming the M2 CPU is 18% faster th

The last two years have seen huge disruptions to the supply chain, resulting in widespread economic ramifications that have hit smartphone sales.

Ronin DJI RS 3 Pro•
DJI is back with some new gear under its Pro line, offering filmmakers and other serious creators the tools they need to capture and transmit footage.

Enlarge / Archaeologists found a crude graffiti drawing of a penis accompanied by a personal insult at the ancient Roman fort Vindolanda. (credit: Vindolana Charitable Trust) Archaeologists excavating the remains of a Roman auxiliary fort in the UK recently made a surprising and rather hilarious find : a small stone carved with the unmistakable image of penis—basically an ancient Roman d**k pic,

El Salvador Bitcoin•
The cryptocurrency crash is hurting many investors, including one country that has bet big on Bitcoin.

Microsoft Explorer•
Internet Explorer, once the most popular web browser, will no longer be accessible for most users.

FDA Moderna Pfizer•
Enlarge / Boston Medical Center Child Life Specialist Karlie Bittrich sees to a baby while in a pediatrics tent set up outside of Boston Medical Center in Boston on April 29, 2020. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) A committee of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voiced unanimous support Wednesday for the authorization of two COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of 5. If the

Both Hulu and Sling offer live TV channels over the internet, but that's pretty much all they have in common. The two services are different, but is one better?

El Salvador Bitcoin•
The Chivo Pets animal hospital, which opened in El Salvador in February, provides whatever care an animal needs for just 25 cents - as long as payment is made with a Bitcoin app.

Share Factory Studio•
Sony unveiled a new quick editing mode for PS5’s Share Factory Studio today that will allow users to create shortform gameplay videos with pre-set, Tik-Tok-like formats. In a blog post , Sony explained the new editing feature — which it has deemed “Bits”— lets gamers choose a curated Bit style for their gameplay clip, or customize their footage even further with the “Quick Edit” mode. Players can

8BitDo is back with another unique wireless game controller, this one designed as a compact option for gamers who have specific accessibility needs.

Startup Boards One•
Brad Feld, a venture capitalist of 25 years an author of several books, has just republished a book that first came out in 2013 and to which Feld, with the help of coauthors Matt Blumberg and Mahendra Ramsinghani, has added quite a bit for this new, second edition. Called Startup Boards: A Field Guide to Building and Leading an Effective Board of Directors , its timing couldn’t be better. With th

Lionsgate Sandbox Hellboy•
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Lionsgate is taking Hellboy into a digital inferno with the Sandbox in a new partnership to create metaverse film and television content. Deadline reports that the subsidiary of Amicoca Brands, known for popular mobile games, is now pivoting to bringing IP to the blockchain—with the studio behind the Dark Horse comics… Read more...

A class action style lawsuit is being launched against Apple in the UK seeking damages worth a total of £768 million (circa $935M). The representative action is being filed by consumer rights campaigner, Justin Gutmann, citing competition law — with the suit accusing the mobile maker of abusing its market dominance to engage in exploitative and unfair commercial practices when, per the claim, it

Starship Heights SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shown off the latest view of the space company's gigantic Starship spacecraft — and it's honestly so enormous that we're struggling to wrap our heads around just how tall it is. The image taken from the top of the company's High Bay tower shows the monstrous spacecraft prototype, dubbed SN24, being worked on by teams hundreds of feet below. Just on its ow

Fauci COVID-19 Positive•
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COVID-19 comes for us all — even for the United States' top medical expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who publicly announced today that he's finally contracted the novel coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic began. In a statement , the National Institutes of Health said that Fauci, who heads the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is currently experiencing "mild s

When “just five more minutes” turns into you trying to make it to work on time, it might be time to take a long, hard look at your morning routine. If you're interested in a better way to wake up, you might want to start with the thing that wakes you up every morning: your alarm clock. Instead of the preset options on your phone, try one of these alarm clocks for a better way to start your day. H

The hit word-guessing game Wordle is back with yet another refresh, this time adding a word that everyone has heard before, but that may not be easy to guess.

When we are first introduced to Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) in Crimes of the Future , he’s laid up in a bed that looks like a fleshy, rotting orchid, in extreme discomfort. He’s informed that a new hormone has entered his system, a biological measurement of the internal change that he’s experiencing. In our very… Read more...

GM Cadillac Celestiq•
General Motors is investing more than $81 million to build the Cadillac Celestiq, the luxury electric hatchback, at the company’s Global Technical Center, the heart of the automaker’s engineering and design efforts. The funds will be used to purchase and install related equipment to hand-build the Celestiq at the Warren, Michigan location, the automaker said on Wednesday. “As Cadillac’s future fl

Wyze sells some of the most popular smart home devices around, most notably the Wyze Cam series. The company hosted an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) on Reddit earlier today, revealing a few details about the company’s upcoming plans. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Beginner photographers often ask whether they should use Lightroom or Photoshop. And the answer is a lot simpler than you’d expect. Functionally, Lightroom and Photoshop have a lot of overlap, but they’re very different tools that excel in different situations. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Facebook Meta TikTok•
Mark Zuckerberg and other Meta executives have made it clear for some time that competing with TikTok is their top priority. Now, we have additional details about how they plan to completely overhaul the Facebook app to accomplish that. The social network is working on a major redesign of Facebook’s main feed that would heavily emphasize recommended content from pages, creators and people you don

Interpol 2000 Social•
A sweeping Interpol operation led to the seizure of $50 million in illicit funds and the arrests of 2,000 alleged scammers from a number of different countries earlier this week. Read more...

Instagram is great, but maybe you're feeling a bit too exposed. In that case, you can easily delete your account or, alternatively, disable it for a while.

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 . Today is Wednesday the 15th of June 2022. As much as we like to live in the now, we’re hella excited about tomorrow! Over on Twitter Spaces at noon PDT tomorrow, we’ll be talking with our immigration expert Sophie (who today shared what the best visa is for bootstr

Mach-E Ford Mustang•
Ford Motor is preparing for an economic downturn, despite steady consumer demand for new vehicles, according to the automaker’s chief financial officer. Even though Ford has seen record profits and strong demand for electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E, rising battery material costs and inflation are erasing any potential profits for the new car, said Ford CFO John Lawler on Wednesday at a c

Lucid Air Software Update•
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Task Failed Successfully An over-the-air software update temporarily turned one Lucid Air owner's luxury EV into an expensive lump of steel and aluminum, Lucid Insider reports , forcing him to wait for a fix. Technically speaking, the vehicle was still able to be put into drive and reverse, but the owner wasn't willing to take any chances given the ominous error it gave him. A picture uploaded by

The Galaxy S21 FE was late to the market, but that may not stop it from getting its own cheaper variant. The lower price may come at a cost, though.

A group of data journalists have uncovered evidence that Facebook is collecting sensitive personal information about people who visit the websites of so-called crisis pregnancy centers —clinics that are notoriously dedicated to pressuring people out of getting abortions while aping healthcare providers that do offer… Read more...

Cloudflare HTTPS DDoS•
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) A massive flood of malicious traffic that recently set a new distributed denial-of-service record came from an unlikely source. A botnet of just 5,000 devices was responsible as extortionists and vandals continue to develop ever more powerful attacks to knock sites offline, security researchers said. The DDoS delivered 26 million HTTPS requests per s

Tabletop RPGs are a great way to socialize, play, and imagine with your friends, but it’s hard to find the time to play regularly. Whether the D&D group you started during the pandemic isn’t meeting as often, or you’re simply looking for a new way to get your dice-rolling fix, I have a possible solution for you: solo… Read more...

If you’re a coach who’s ever thought, “Man, I wish there was a footwear-mounted performance tracker for my soccer team,” boy, do I have some excellent news for you. Playermaker , founded in 2016, is already in use by more than 250 teams, and the company today announced a $40 million fundraise, which will help it expand to additional sports (basketball is up first) and become more available to ath

If your sneakers are extremely dirty but you don’t want to replace them , there are ways to get them back into good shape, if maybe not to their just-out-of-the-shoebox glory days. But with the right tools and materials, you can get pretty close. These are the best ways to restore and revitalize a pair of truly gross… Read more...

NHTSA Tesla Autopilot•
Federal regulators released data today painting the clearest picture yet of the state of driver-assisted technology in the U.S. That picture includes at least half a dozen deaths. Read more...

Marriott Bonvoy H&V•
If you haven’t heard, Australia and New Zealand are once again welcoming tourists from many countries around the world after being shut down and isolated for the better part of two years. In true TPG fashion, we had reporters on the ground in the two countries to check out what changed during the pandemic, what it’s like to visit now and even review a few hotels, like the Park Hyatt Auckland and

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The blockbuster success of Jaws famously cleared the way for an explosion of animal-attack horror films . One of the most blatant rip-offs is also one of the best rip-offs, and it’s arriving on Shudder next week. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods , behold the terror of Grizzly ! Read more...

Your Apple HomePod Mini is far more than a smart home device. It can be your complete communications and media workhorse, if you want it to be.

As if there weren't enough people already trying to become multi-platform stars, soon they'll all have to compete with ANA, a hyper-realistic virtual human from Krafton. The company, which also makes the popular PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds battle royale game unveiled a pair of images of ANA on Wednesday. The stills feature only her head - or really just her face - but depict a pink-haired and som

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An international team of scientists made a big splash this week when Chinese state media reported that a SETI telescope had detected "suspicious signals," emanating from a distant star system, that could possibly point toward the existence of an extraterrestrial civilization . Using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), a gigantic alien-hunting radio observatory in southwest

Headphones under $100 offer top-quality sound for a price you can justify. These headphones balance lots of needs and wants into an affordable package. Some prioritize wireless in-ear sound and stay in place while you exercise. Others deliver flat sound signatures that are perfectly primed for the studio. Still others condense high-quality sound into an attractive set of headphones that aren’t so

Elizabeth Warren Data•
Enlarge / Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) hold a press conference about abortion rights outside the US Capitol building on June 15 in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images | Joe Raedle) A bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would prohibit data brokers from selling Americans' location and health data, Warren's office said Wednesday . "Largely unregula

Produced and directed by Corey Eisenstein. Click here for transcript . (video link) Ars' Edge of Knowledge series looks at important aspects of our Universe that we still understand poorly, like dark matter and the origin of life. This week, our host Paul Sutter bravely ventures into the area we probably understand the least: dark energy. Dark energy accounts for about 75 percent of the stuff in

There's no reason to let random weirdos watch your TikTok videos. Here's how to change your privacy settings and control what others see.

Arian Simone sat poised center stage at the Embrace Action Summit to share words that many entrepreneurs in the audience understood far too well. “Women of color are the most founded, entrepreneurial demographic,” she said at the biannual business conference hosted by the Tory Burch Foundation. “They are just the least funded.” Simone is the co-founder of Fearless Fund , one of the first funds la

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Yesterday, Science and Technology Daily, a state-backed media outlet in China, published what could have been an exciting piece of news: Researchers recorded radio signals that looked like evidence of extraterrestrial technology. Rogue blips from an advanced alien civilization made their way to Earth? Well, probably… Read more...

Nreal Steam AR Glasses•
The Chinese augmented reality (AR) company Nreal announced that it’s bringing select Steam games to its popular Nreal Light and Nreal Air AR glasses. This way, users can enjoy some of their favorite Steam titles right from the couch. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

If you've ever looked at the Tesla logo and thought it was meant only to represent the letter T, you only know part of this mark's origin story.

When it comes to EVs, the first thing you probably think of is Tesla. There's an entirely different market out there, though, and it involves three-wheelers.

There are a variety of apps and sites available these days that can help you fill your prescriptions—and even get you prescriptions for things like birth control or some antibiotics. They’re convenient, cost- and time-effective, and easy to use—but are they totally on the up-and-up? Read more...

Facebook Meta TikTok•
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For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. The Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card are two of the most talked-about travel credit cards on the market, thanks to the valuable Ultimate Rewards program , top-notch benefits and great travel protections. But which one is the best match for you? You might assume that the Chase Sapphire Reserve — which comes

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Inu-Oh , from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa ( Ride Your Wave, Keep Your Hands Off Of Eizokuen! ), has gotten a new trailer in anticipation of its showing at the Annecy International Film Festival. With an exciting soundtrack and incredibly vibrant visuals , the trailer feels totally unique while still retaining the… Read more...

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Capitalism breeds innovation: YouTube Shorts (you know, the video sharing website’s clunky attempt at TikTok ) reportedly gets 1.5 billion viewers a month. Read more...

US Israeli Spyware NSO•
On Tuesday, news broke of a potential acquisition that would upend the surveillance industry if approved: NSO Group , one of the most well-known, notorious, and troubled spyware vendors on the market, may be bought by L3Harris Technologies, a major American defense contractor that specializes in a wide assortment of… Read more...

Enlarge (credit: Thanasis Zovoilis ) Late in 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a long-term project that aimed to come to grips with contamination by a class of chemicals called PFAS, for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. Sometimes termed "forever chemicals," these compounds don't naturally degrade at an appreciable rate, and they show up in everything from food packaging to

Before deciding to purchase a used EV, be sure you have done the proper research and due diligence in order to have a pleasant ownership experience.

A smart thermostat can help you cut down on the amount of energy you use and track when you use the most -- both of which can save you money.

Back in the day—which for our purposes, we’ll define as the 1980s and ‘90s—parents operated differently. The opposite of “helicopter parents,” they were peak free range, letting their kids ride bikes for hours around the neighborhood, flit from house to house and yard to yard, drink from garden hoses, and only come… Read more...

5KFuturism / 10h
Doc Brown It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a human time traveler from the future? That's the theory, at least, that British astronaut Tim Peake says he's heard from pilots who've encountered what the US government calls "unexplained aerial phenomena," or UAPs. In an interview with "Good Morning Britain," Peake diplomatically responded to questions about UAPs — better known as unidentified flyin

Gates Crypto Nfts•
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Bill Apes Bill Gates can't stand cryptocurrency. The billionaire Microsoft founder hasn't been shy about his stance on blockchain tech in the past, arguing with Dogecoin-pushing rival Elon Musk over the currencies' viability, and calling out Bitcoin mining operations for their destructive environmental impact . Now, in the wake of the sudden — and extreme — crypto crash, Gates has once again fire

Fauci COVID-19 Positive•
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Anthony Fauci, perhaps the most well-known public health figure in America, has contacted covid-19. Health officials said Wednesday afternoon that the 81-year-old Fauci tested positive for the coronavirus, reportedly for the first time. He’s said to be experiencing mild symptoms currently. Read more...

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Yesterday, Elon Musk said Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch next month, followed by monthly liftoffs from the company’s south Texas base. It’s an ambitious timeline, but the private space company has not yet secured permission to launch the heavy rocket, as it must meet a number of outstanding… Read more...

Microsoft Explorer•
Microsoft will be disabling IE and directing Windows users to its modern Edge web browser in coming months. The news inspired jokes, memes and even some fond memories.

Disney Idina Menzel•
Disney+ is continuing its experiment with live events , this time with a special from one of its own theme parks. The platform will livestream Harmonious Live!, a musical special that will be hosted by Idina Menzel and performed at the Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World, reported Variety . The live orchestra performance will feature a repertoire of songs from a number of classical Disney films

The Sultan of Brunei has amassed a car collection that would make Jay Leno envious -- and these are the most exclusive vehicles in his lineup.

You already have a camera. Now. let's walk through the additional equipment needed in order to produce the best possible photographs;

Windows 11 is great, but its seemingly mandatory Microsoft account requirement isn't. There's a way around that, but it's very sneaky and hard to find.

Enlarge / NASA's SLS rocket is seen at sunrise on June 7, 2022, after its second trip to the launch site. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) NASA has been attempting to conduct a critical fueling test of its Space Launch System rocket for nearly three months, and now the agency says it is ready to try again. This will be NASA's fourth attempt to load the SLS rocket's first and second stages with liquid hy

Medication can be notoriously and prohibitively expensive in the U.S. Lack of price regulation, exclusivity rights, and general capitalistic forces contribute to this, but there are ways you might not be aware of that can save money on your prescriptions without forfeiting your health and financial stability. Read more...

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While Kathleen Kennedy did confirm that the Star Wars film by Taika Waititi ( Thor: Love and Thunder , Jojo Rabbit ) would be going ahead, she didn’t mention any of the storylines, characters, or even the timeline it would be set in. Now, Waititi himself has said in an interview with Total Film , that he “would like to… Read more...

Apple Camp Sessions 20•
In-person Apple Camp creative sessions for kids have been on hold for the past two years due to the pandemic, but Apple is bringing them back now that it's safer to get together. The company will hold in-store sessions worldwide between June 20th and August 31st, and it's launching a new, two-hour format built for families. Staff will lead a comic book creation activity where children between the

Dish 120 Cities PG•
Dish Network (yes, the TV company) has been building its own cellular network in the United States, competing with other cell phone plans, which finally started going live in Las Vegas back in May. Now it’s supposedly available in over 120 cities. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Chase and United Airlines have a co-brand credit card agreement for both personal and small business cards. The United Quest℠ Card was launched in 2021, and is the newest credit card that’s part of this arrangement. I’d argue that this is also the all-around most lucrative. The card even has a new limited time welcome offer, so this is a great time to pick up the card. United Quest Card Basics Fo

On June 12, the U.S. lifted its COVID-19 testing requirements for inbound air passengers. Airlines, travel bureaus and travelers around the world celebrated this new freedom. This eliminates many travelers’ worries about getting stuck abroad, or canceling a trip due to a positive test. However, the pandemic persists, with COVID-19 cases on the rise in many areas. You may still worry about the hea

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Stop worrying, everyone! Carbon dioxide is actually good for us, and climate change is making our planet safer. That’s according to noted nutjob and QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia). Read more...

Mo Nique Netflix Lawsuit•
Netflix has settled a lawsuit from comedian and actor Mo'Nique that accused the company of racial and gender bias. Both parties this week moved to dismiss the suit, which was filed in 2019. “The matter has been amicably resolved," a representative for Mo'Nique told The Hollywood Reporter . The two sides started talks over a comedy special in 2017, but Mo'Nique claimed the company low-balled her w

IoC > 1 domain•
Microsoft has just pushed its June 2022 cumulative update for Windows, including a patch for the dreaded Follina vulnerability. "Microsoft strongly recommends that customers install the updates to be fully protected from the vulnerability. Customers whose systems are configured to receive automatic updates do not need to take any further action," Microsoft said in its advisory. Discovered by cybe

NHTSA Tesla Autopilot•
On the face of it, data from the first year of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s project to track the safety of advanced driver assistance systems look terrible for Tesla. Its electric vehicles were involved in 70% of the reported crashes involving Level 2 technologies, 60% of those resulting in serious injuries and nearly 85% of the fatal ones. The data released early Wednesda

The ESA's Gaia space observatory has collected a trove of data about our universe, including info about a phenomenon known as starquakes that shape stars.

Norse Atlantic New York•
I just flew from the U.S. to Europe for under $200, and I’d do it again — but maybe not to Oslo. Low-cost, long-haul service returned to the transatlantic market on Tuesday, when Norse Atlantic Airways began its operations with flights between Oslo Airport-Gardermoen (OSL) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Norse promises affordable transatlantic flights during a time of

It’s becoming rarer and rarer to see masks when you go out. If you live in a place where people were once good about masking up, chances are only a handful still do it. If your area is one where masks were rare to start with, I’d bet you haven’t seen a masked face in a while. But the pandemic isn’t over, and more than… Read more...

Snowflake has set out plans to help democratize access to machine learning (ML) resources by eliminating complexities for non-expert customers. At its annual user conference, Snowflake Summit, the database company has made a number of announcements designed to facilitate the uptake of machine learning. Chief among them, enhanced support for Python (the language in which many ML products are writt

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While companies like Sony and Epson strive to bring giant movie theater-caliber projectors into the home, Philips is taking the opposite approach with compact alternatives that create big images from smaller hardware, like its new 1080p Screeneo U4 ultra short throw that looks no larger than a shoe box . Read more...

Facebook is collecting data about people who visit the websites of pregnancy crisis centers, according to a report from Reveal . The findings raise questions about how that data could be misused, and Meta’s ability to enforce its advertising rules. In an investigation conducted with The Markup , Reveal found that hundreds of crisis pregnancy centers were using the Meta Pixel on their websites. Th

Fan tokens are cryptocurrencies that allow holders to vote on minor decisions related to sports clubs, earn rewards, and have a shot at unique experiences like meet and greets. They can be used by any other organization to engage a community with digital assets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Have you ever wondered why you've seen so few McLaren F1s in your day-to-day life, driving in your neighborhood or blasting down the highway?

Binance Coinbase 2000•
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Why Not? Amid an industry collapse and a class-action lawsuit, the crypto exchange Binance is looking to bring on 2,000 new employees. In a braggadocious Wednesday tweet announcing the new hires, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao made tongue-in-cheek references to his company's poorly-faring competitors, many of which are currently laying off workers en masse . "It was not easy saying no to Super bowl a

AMD is making fresh overtures to the business community with a rebrand of its popular Radeon PRO Software for Enterprise offering. In a blog post wryly titled ‘What’s New for AMD Software: PRO Edition – Wait! What is this?’, the tech firm revealed the new-look PRO edition is designed “to better integrate graphics with CPUs and platform-level features and accelerate performance throughout the enti

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When we left Kamala ( Iman Vellani ) last week, she discovered she has powers! She’s a hero for saving Zoe Zimmer (Laurel Marsden). But how will she further move forward as a hero? Read more...

Qualcomm has managed to get a hefty penalty overturned after a ruling by the General Court in Europe, which rejected the EU regulator's findings.

Adobe says this version of Photoshop will be available to use for free, but not without a few strings attached. For starters: it's restricted to a web browser.

PHILIPS Screeneo PP•
Ultra short throw (UST) projectors are the way to go if you want a big image without taking up much room space, and you prefer not to buy a huge OLED or LCD TV. Philips has ventured into the UST arena before with its Screeneo U3 model, but the company’s new Screeneo U4 appears to strike a much better balance between budget and big picture concerns. Available exclusively for pre-order on Indiegogo

There was a double wedding at the hotel, 'congratulations Kim and Don, Barry and whomever' After about 10 minutes we had our master stroke, or at least what seemed like genius to a bunch of 17 year olds away from home, out of state, and full of themselves. We went back downstairs, stood on each others' shoulders, and changed the sign. Continue reading ...


I've been haunted by Radical Dreamers since I was a nerdy, RPG-loving teenager. In 1996, I heard internet whispers about a pseudo-sequel to the SNES masterpiece Chrono Trigger , which remains my favorite game to this day. But Radical Dreamers wasn't your ordinary title: It was a text adventure released solely in Japan for Nintendo's Sattelaview, a satellite peripheral that let you download games

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We got a first look at Ryan Gosling as Ken in Greta Gerwig's upcoming Barbie movie. On June 15, the official Warner Brothers' Twitter account dropped a sneak peek of Gosling in his acid-wash Ken garb. He's dressed denim, his washboard abs on full display and his faux-Calvins are poking out. Predictably, the internet is awash in thirst. If that description wasn't clear enough, here's the image for

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Phoenix is one of the hottest cities in the United States, but this month has been particularly intense: The area has seen temperatures higher than 110 Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) for several days in a row, and, even more concerning, it’s broken an overnight heat record of 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). This was the first… Read more...

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Wednesday, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a variety of discounts on Apple devices. The Apple TV 4K, for instance, is down to $130 at various retailers, which is the lowest price we've tracked to date. The higher-capacity 64GB model, meanwhile, is down to a new low of $

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | nevarpp ) European telecom regulator BEREC has updated its net neutrality guidelines to include a strict ban on zero-rating practices that exempt specific apps or categories of apps from data caps imposed by Internet service providers. The document published Tuesday provides guidance to national regulatory authorities on their "obligations to closely monitor and en

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Enlarge / Amazon's latest delivery drone design, the MK27-2. (credit: Amazon ) Amazon is detailing plans to begin its drone delivery service, Amazon Prime Air. The company still has some regulatory obstacles to overcome but expects drones to be dropping packages into customers' backyards in Lockeford, California, by the end of 2022. In a blog post this week, Amazon said that after receiving appro

Marking its first closure in 34 years, Yellowstone National Park — which stretches to parts of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — has barred visitors due to extreme flooding and subsequent road conditions from rain and snow that melted over the weekend. All entrances to the park have been temporarily closed. The surrounding area is grappling with rockslides, mudslides and flooding on roads, according t

It has seemed like the card hasn’t added much (aside from merchant-funded offers such as with DoorDash, Lyft, and Peleton) in several years. They haven’t repeated the card’s big initial bonus offers from when the product was introduced in 2016. And readers relay that it’s been tough to get approved for the card. So it really struck me that Chase has shifted to a mode where they’re looking to acqu

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Get out your smallest violin—or maybe your biggest—for the petite frogs whose miniature ear structures hinder their ability to hop, one of the defining characteristics of frogs. Read more...

Star Wars , Funko , and Comic-Con. Individually, they’re three of the coolest things in the world. But what happened when you mash them all together? You’re about to find out. At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Funko will have multiple exclusive Star Wars Pops, and io9 has the exclusive reveal. Read more...

Jesse Powell, who leads the crypto exchange Kraken, has challenged the use of preferred pronouns, debated who can use racial slurs and called American women “brainwashed.”

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Have you ever hit send, upload or publish on a piece of media bearing an embarrassing mistake? Let’s be honest: we’ve all been there – and even YouTubers are guilty of the occasional inaccuracy. Thankfully, YouTube has introduced a handy new feature, Corrections, to help creators more easily address their blunders. As of June 15, YouTubers can now add an infocard to already-uploaded videos that v

In an ideal world, software would have no security vulnerabilities. Code would be perfectly written, omitting any bugs or glitches in the system that could be taken advantage of for hacking or other malicious purposes. As hard as developers might try to make that a reality, the truth is we will always have imperfect… Read more...

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How do we handle being fully remote when it comes to immigrat

If you don’t use a specific PivotTable in your spreadsheet anymore, you have two ways to remove the table in Excel. There’s a keyboard method as well as a ribbon menu option to delete PivotTables. Here’s how to use them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Quality Control It's no secret that Tesla can be lacking in the quality assurance department — and there are no signs of that changing any time soon. For Dylan Hong, who recently ordered a brand new 2022 Tesla Model Y, the state of the vehicle just wasn't even close to being acceptable. Hong shared a YouTube video about the new $65,000 car, which he received after trading in his previous 2021 ver

Puffco has long led the market with innovative cannabis vaporizers. The Puffco Peak Pro is easily one of the best e-rigs available, and the company just unveiled a new vape called the Proxy. It offers the best of the Peak Pro and can be built into various form factors. Don’t be distracted by the lovely pipe. That’s just a piece of glass. The Proxy slides into the glass piece. Think of the Proxy a

When a matter of seconds or even milliseconds makes the difference between a positive or negative customer experience, you can’t afford to leave the performance of business critical software and artificial intelligence up to chance. Join a discussion on how some of the biggest names in the business accelerate the most challenging workloads on their platforms to solve a range of challenges, includ

Leaders and managers agree that effective management of external contributors, such as freelancers, contract workers, and app developers, is critical to their organization’s success, but not all believe their organization is sufficiently prepared to manage a workforce that will rely more on external workers. The question now is: How can organizations orchestrate this extended workforce? Join MIT

A grain robot might seem unnecessary, but it keeps your food fresh and saves lives.

Tiny modular robots can be altered to help perform tasks in space.