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Texas Musk Twitter•
Enlarge / Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to reporters in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2022. (credit: Getty Images | Stefani Reynolds) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday stepped into the Elon Musk/Twitter battle by launching an investigation into whether Twitter is hiding the extent of its spam-account problem. Paxton announced the investigation

EU Require Common Charge•
The EU has provisionally agreed new mobile devices must, by autumn 2024, use the same type of charger.

A European Union mandate set to begin in 2026 will address a consumer frustration and environmental issue.

Enlarge / A Mac laptop running Xcode. (credit: Apple ) CUPERTINO, Calif.— Xcode Cloud , Apple's continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD), is exiting beta and will now be available to all developers , the company announced during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday. Xcode Cloud was first announced during WWDC in June 2021. Since then, Apple has been slowly rolling

Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

Sales of PCs have slumped in the US during the first quarter of 2022, but the news may not be entirely bad for manufacturers. The latest figures from Canalys state that 19.5 million desktops, notebooks and workstation units were shipped in Q1 2022, down 14% compared to the same period in the previous year. However revenues were up 40% as high-end devices increasingly dominated the market, particu

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 . Hi there, and welcome to another Daily Crunch, this time for Tuesday June 7, 2022. The past 24 hours have had a lot of Apple news in them, and we’ve got comprehensive coverage on that front — but we also have a veritable cornucopia of other news from across the sta

On the long list of European airports that make it easy to land, get into the city quickly via cheap and efficient public transport and make the most of an extended layover, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) is near the top of the list. It is also one of the world’s busiest international airports since it’s KLM’s main hub. So if you’re heading to a European city anytime soon, there’s a good chance

Gizmodo / 17min
It’s almost unfair to add “so far” to that headline as a disclaimer, because looking at what’s to come , it’s hard to think of something that could top the Daniels’ maximalist sci-fi action/relatable familial trauma generator epic Everything Everywhere All at Once as the best sci-fi film of 2022. But if you’re not sure … Read more...

Whether you dropped your iPhone into a mess or haven't bothered to clean your iPad in a while, you're eventually going to want to clean out that charging port.

While air conditioning is great for keeping cool, it uses a considerable amount of electricity and drives up energy bills. Your ceiling fan may be the solution.

Sarah Guo is the latest woman to depart their position at a venture capital firm with plans to launch one of their own. On Tuesday, Guo announced on Twitter and LinkedIn that she is stepping down from her position as a general partner at enterprise-focused Greylock Partners to continue investing in startups as she works to build something new. Sources confirmed to Axios that Guo is planning to la

NASA Spacex Cargo Dragon•
77Futurism / 32min
Cargo Fail SpaceX's imminent cargo launch has been delayed because its Dragon spacecraft may be leaking fuel. In a statement , NASA said that it discovered "elevated vapor readings of mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH)" — a volatile fuel used by SpaceX's Dragon to adjust its orbit and attitude — in "an isolated region of the Draco thruster propulsion system." That means the cargo launch, previously sche

Waymo Uber Freight•
Gizmodo / 41min
Uber and Waymo have put the past aside, and are now in it for the long haul. On Tuesday, the two companies, previously legal foes , announced a new partnership. Together, they’re planning to combine Waymo’s self-driving technology with Uber Freight’s shipping network to help automate long-distance trucking. Read more...

IBM Arvind Krishna Russia•
Engadget / 45min
IBM will begin an “orderly” wind-down of its operations in Russia, according to a memo from CEO Arvind Krishna that was released publicly today. The company suspended business operations in the country back in March, joining a wave of other Western companies that chose to either halt sales or pull out of Russia completely following its invasion of Ukraine. Despite no longer doing business in Russ

Sexting, in its strictest sense, is a recent development; a saucy accessory to the advent of instant messaging. But sending naughty messages to your boo is not as new as you might think. According to historians , couples were sending racy messages to each other as far back as World War II. Read more...

Here's why nobody really knows who created Bitcoin, even though we know his name: Satoshi Nakamoto. If anyone really knows, they're not talking.

It's no secret that Mars is full of dust, but researchers are still learning new things about its impact on the planet, including how it shapes its surface.

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Oleksandr Yaroshenko Contributor Oleksandr Yaroshenko is head of investor relations at Headway , an edtech startup based in Ukraine. For more than three months, Ukraine has been engulfed in the flames of a war with Russia. That might look like a red flag from an investor’s point of view, but everything is not so black and white in the country’s tech sector. Tech companies with Ukrainian roots and

Australia Twitter Suit•
In the continuing saga of compounding privacy implications for social media companies down under, an Australian judge ordered that Twitter must hand over the personal details of one of its users to a far-right figurehead for defamation purposes. Read more...

IBM Randori ASM Security•
IBM is set to acquire Boston-based cybersecurity start-up Randori. Founded in 2018, Randori specializes in providing attack surface management (ASM) solutions and continuous automated red teaming (CART), which can be useful for businesses whose approach to cloud hosting includes multicloud. The cost of the acquisition has not been publicly disclosed, however Crunchbase estimates Randori's value a

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Stranger Things season four volume one helped set up what’ll hopefully be a thrilling conclusion for Netflix’s powerhouse series—and its creators are well aware of the expectations. In an interview with TVLine , Matt and Ross Duffer provided an update on where they stand with setting the final season into motion. Read more...

Marriott's Edition brand doesn't have to provide elite members with breakfast. However all Marriott hotels have to provide guests staying on points the same benefits as guests on paid rates. The Edition in Bodrum, Turkey is a Bonvoy member favorite. It's also one of the hotels where awards were devalued the most when Marriott went to dynamic pricing . Continue reading ...

Apple Macos Ventura USB•
MacOS Ventura could prove reassuring if you're worried about compromised peripherals ruining your computer. As The Verge notes , Apple has revealed that Ventura will require user permission before USB-C and Thunderbolt accessories can transfer data on M1- and M2-based Macs. You won't have to fear that someone could deliver malware simply by plugging in a thumb drive, or that a poorly-designed pro


NASA Roman Telescope•
NASA is drumming up excitement for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope with a super-retro 8-bit inspired video game , and it’s honestly really fun. In the game, players are Roman Space Telescope operators that have to collect different celestial objects ranging from exoplanets to dark matter. Read more...


It’s already possible to record your screen on a Chromebook, but the built-in screen recorder is fairly basic. Google has now released an upgraded recorder that you can try out on your Chromebook. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A virtual rendering of a handheld Nintendo GameCube was an object of affection for dedicated gamers back in 2005. Now, it's a reality.

Apple offers its users many privacy features, one of which is a privacy report that can be found directly in Safari. The feature is very easy to access.

Social media hasn't always been dominated by Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Many key players set the stage for today's social media giants.

Imagine a world where founders boasted about how much growth they’ve driven, as opposed to their fundraising prowess. The ability to raise capital is less impressive than finding sustainable ways to build a base of paying customers. The right coaching and a strong network can help many entrepreneurs land a sizable seed round, but that money reflects investor confidence, not market demand. Full Te

300+Futurism / 1h
E-I-E-I-O Old McDonald had a... pig-cloning robot? According to the South China Morning Post , a fully-automated cloning process now exists, and it apparently works like a charm. In fact, in a slightly brutal blow to human scientists, the AI-powered system is alleged to have drastically reduced the amount of error seen during manual cloning attempts. Created by researchers at the University of Na

100+Futurism / 1h
Another One! The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN's 16 mile high-energy particle collider in Switzerland, has led to some groundbreaking discoveries in the world of theoretical physics, most recently allowing scientists to round out the Standard Model of particle physics with the Higgs boson. Building on the LHC's success, many scientists are now excited to build something bigger and better, a p

Apple has announced a series of upgrades for its email client that might someday save you from an embarrassing situation at work. At WWDC 2022 , the company unveiled four “highly-requested” new features for its Mail application: undo send, scheduled send, follow-up suggestions and remind me. The functionality of each new utility is self-evident, but the overall effect is to help Apple customers i

The obnoxiously affluent Saudi Arabia is trying to prove that maybe money can buy everything after all, pouring $1 billion a year into researching ways to slow down the effects of aging. The gulf state’s royal family started a non-profit organization that would grant funds to scientists to understand the underlying… Read more...

FastPass, Express Pass , Lightning Lane , private cut-the-line VIP tours , special access hours and more — there’s no shortage of ways that theme park visitors can spend extra to make their days that much easier … and more enjoyable. After all, nobody likes to spend their vacation days just waiting in lines, and theme parks aren’t shy about providing upgraded service and shorter waits to those wi

Prey Enlarge / I'm pretty sure that's the Predator in the mist, ready to battle in new prequel film Prey . (credit: 20th Century Studios) On Tuesday, a wealth of new sci-fi and fantasy trailers emerged for feature-length films expected to launch on streaming platforms by the end of this summer. While most come courtesy of the "Netflix Geeked" brand, the biggest arguably comes from 20th Century St

Camtasia 2022 is now live - and developer TechSmith has added a raft of creative features to the popular recording and video editing software . The tool, which tops our list for the best screen recorder , benefits from a number of new additions. The makers behind Camtasia say these are “focused on helping customers tell a compelling story with their mouse cursor and easily add visual effects and

Cookout season is finally upon us —but with all the fun of cooking and eating outdoors comes additional food safety concerns. You’ve probably eyed a creamy potato salad and intuitively known it’s probably not ideal for it to be sitting out in the sun all day—even though the truth about mayo may not be as scary as you… Read more...

As shared e-scooter companies have infiltrated cities and e-bike sales have soared, micromobility has been offered up as a panacea to save us all from the ill humors and packed streets caused by gas-guzzling cars. However, one of the major roadblocks in front of well-intentioned city dwellers who’d love to trade in their cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly vehicles for an e-bike or scooter

Weight Bariatric Surgery•
New preliminary research this week points to long term benefits from bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. The study found that people who underwent surgery were noticeably less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to similarly matched people with obesity who did not receive surgery. Those… Read more...

New York State Assembly•
A bill that would have substantially increased renewable power generation for the state of New York was killed at the 11th hour by politicians with deep financial relationships to corporate interests. It’s a classic political story—but this one involves factions of Democrats, and some of those corporate interests… Read more...

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Somehow, it’s been 25 years since crusty Agent K ( Tommy Lee Jones ) recruited wide-eyed Agent J ( Will Smith ) into a top-secret government agency dealing with Earth-alien relations. To celebrate, Barry Sonnenfeld’s original Men in Black is getting a brief theatrical return, in a slick new 4K version to boot. Read more...

Russia’s space agency has announced its intention to unilaterally seize control of a German telescope mounted to a Russian-built spacecraft. It’s a terrible, irresponsible idea, as even Russian scientists will admit. Read more...

Google and Sonos have been fighting for quite some time in patent court, and now, Google is blaming Sonos for several smart home gadget activation errors that have recently befallen Pixel users, even those outside of the Sonos ecosystem. Sonos, in turn, says this is all Google’s fault for infringing its patents. Read more...

IRA Gemini IFT February•
The Winklevoss twins might soon head to court. The Verge notes retirement savings firm IRA Financial Trust has sued the twins' crypto exchange Gemini over allegations the business didn't adequately protect customers against a February 8th breach where intruders stole $36 million in Bitcoin and Ethereum assets. The company didn't have "proper safeguards" to prevent the theft, according to IRA, and

Germany is the latest country to drop its COVID-19 travel requirements for visitors. Just in time for the summer travel season, the German government lifted its “3G” rule. This rule had required tourists to show either proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test in order to enter the country, according to the German National Tourist Office. Related: On board Lufthansa

Docker Engine exposes a REST API which you can use to control your containers without the docker CLI. The API exposes equivalent functionality using HTTP network calls. You can script common Docker operations using your favorite programming language or remotely control one of your hosts. The CLI internally relies on the same API to provide its built-in commands. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 27 countries in the European Union have been considering a law for years that would force phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices to use a single connector: USB Type-C. Now the EU is one step closer to pulling it off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A special version of "Minecraft" is available to download and install on the Raspberry Pi for free, but setting it up isn't as simple as running it on Windows.

A new release of iOS 16 Beta code for Apple devices appears to have inadvertently divulged the code name for a never-before-seen machine.

Apple has unveiled a new API for creating 3D floor plans of an interior room. . Since 2020, top-end iPhones and iPads have been equipped with LiDAR scanners - Light Detection And Ranging technology capable of scanning and mapping out a user’s immediate surroundings. Now, at its recent WWDC 2022 event, the company has revealed RoomPlan , an augmented reality tool powered by Apple’s ARKit, that wil

200 2022 April Car•
Driving a remote control car combines the thrill of video game racing with a real-world environment. From track cars and drift missiles to monster trucks and off-roaders, there’s something for everyone. And like real racing, it’s easy to get hooked. Before you know it, you’re going down the rabbit hole of part upgrades and searching for more powerful batteries, better tires, or even a new car. Fo

Flowers Alzheimer Disease•
100+Futurism / 2h
In a departure from one of the predominant theories for the cause of Alzheimer's disease, neuroscientists are positing that issues with the brain's own waste removal system may be behind the debilitating neurological disease. A statement about the NYU study explains that the researchers behind this fascinating new paper, published as the cover article in the journal Nature Neuroscience , are argu

Airport lounge overcrowding has been a big issue in the years leading up to the pandemic. And now that travel demand is rebounding, these exclusive spaces are crowded once again. With the proliferation of credit cards that include lounge access , there are more travelers than ever who can score entry to the airport lounge. While the airlines (and credit card issuers) are working to modernize and

Spam was made to be air fried. Thanks to its large amount of inherent grease, it’s one of the few foods that you can actually “fry” with nothing more than the hot, whipping winds of the air fryer. The fat renders out of the (very) processed and (very) delicious meat as it sits on the surface, sizzling away and crisping… Read more...

A major crash happened during a Nascar Camping World Truck Series race, and we still don't know the full extent of the injuries suffered by the driver.

Apple Headset 2023 Kuo•
Notably absent from the WWDC keynote this year was any overt mention of augmented or virtual reality. There were subtle hints sprinkled throughout the keynote— virtual maps , live text, and Visual Look Up are new features asking to be integrated into a mixed reality headset—but Apple chose not to use the big event as a… Read more...

Apple announced a lot of new iOS 16 features for the iPhone during WWDC. If you were following along, you likely know all about the Lock Screen customization, revamped notification system, and the ability to edit and unsend messages, among other notable new options. However, there are plenty of hidden features Apple … Read more...

The year is 2100. Society as we know it has collapsed, taking fiat currency with it. The blockchain imploded long ago, fraught with theft and scams and limited by energy shortages and the creative ineptitude of most NFT designers. There’s no more precious metals. We put them all into our phone microchips and then sent… Read more...

As we careen into summer, it seems like the entire tabletop world is recovering from PAX only to prepare for GenCon . But games are still coming out, and this week we’ve got a fantastically introspective collaborative meditation , some incredibly exciting subway-inspired layouts, and even an RPG source book that doubles… Read more...

You’ve probably heard any number of the theories out there on the best time to find the cheapest airfare . There’s your cousin who got a great deal when he checked on airfare prices at 12:01 a.m. on a Wednesday. Or, perhaps there’s the friend who swears by setting a reminder on her phone for 1 p.m. on a Thursday when she’s shopping for flights. Indeed, there are no shortage of rumors (and “studie

By adding someone as a friend on Facebook, you get access to more information on their profile page as well as see their posts in your news feed. In this guide, we’ll show you how to send a friend request to someone on Facebook from your desktop and your phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Legislators within the European Union say they’ve reached an agreement on the “common charger” mandate that was proposed last year. By the end of 2024, all battery-powered portable devices sold in the EU must have a USB-C port or rely entirely on wireless charging. And yes, this applies to Apple’s iPhone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

WinDealer LuoYu Kaspersky•
An extremely potent malware, delivered in a way that’s immune to most cybersecurity measures, was discovered infecting high-profile Chinese individuals. Cybersecurity researchers from Kaspersky have discovered malware they call WinDealer, distributed and used by a Chinese Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor called LuoYu. WinDealer, the researchers say, is capable of collecting “an impressive a

Google Street View has captured the world since 2007 -- and a fair amount of hardy shenanigans have taken place along the way. Here are the 10 best.

Honda's most affordable crossover, the 2023 HR-V, has been revealed. It promises not only revamped styling and more space, but also some fresh tech, too.

ESA E3 Return 2023•
Although there are some major gaming showcases taking place this week, there are a few big names missing. One of those is E3, which was for a long time the most important gaming trade show on the calendar. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and some other factors, E3 has had a rocky few years and it isn't going ahead in 2022. However, the group behind the expo, the Entertainment Software Association,

We love it when another opportunity to earn valuable points presents itself. Choice Hotels has recently launched one of the most popular (not to mention easy) methods for quickly racking up travel rewards: A dining rewards program . The new Choice Eat & Earn allows you to accrue bonus Choice points whenever you eat at any of 30,000-plus participating U.S. restaurants. Plus, Choice has launched a

Axon Taser Ethics Board•
The nation's leading stun gun maker is pulling its plans to equip schools with Taser-wielding drones, but that wasn't enough for three-quarters of its ethics board, which resigned in protest over the company's mishandling of the rollout. The resignation of nine out of 12 Axon International ethics board members, announced in a statement published by the NYU School of Law's Policing Project , is th

What is crypto? Is it something that’s bought and sold like stock in a publicly traded company, or is it a commodity, something that itself can interact with futures agreements? It’s a question at the heart of new legislation that would grant oversight of digital assets to a relatively small regulatory body. This… Read more...

Microsoft Windows 11•
Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. (credit: Microsoft ) Windows 11 version 22H2 has just entered Microsoft's Release Preview channel for Windows Insiders, the company announced today . The Release Preview channel is the last stop before public release for most Windows updates, barring unforeseen show-stopping bugs, and it gives developers, businesses, and enthusiasts a chance to take new updates

For a long time now we’ve seen some fantastic sign-up bonuses on three co-branded airline credit cards that earn Avios. This is a reminder that these offers are still going strong, so if you’re eligible and haven’t yet applied, I’d highly recommend doing so. Three Chase cards offering 100,000 Avios bonuses Chase issues co-branded credit cards in the United States for Aer Lingus, British Airways,

New functionality arriving in iOS 16 will enable apps to trigger real-world actions hands-free. That means users could do things like start playing music just by walking into a room or turning on an e-bike for a workout just by getting on it. Apple told developers today in a session hosted during the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) that these hands-free actions could also be trigg

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A few years ago, some friends appeared on a house-hunting reality TV show. They had a blast, but afterward, they revealed something that surprised me: It was all staged. They’d already purchased a house when they filmed the episode, and that house wasn’t featured on the show at all. The houses they did look at… Read more...

Arduino Gen Enterprise•
Best known for its open source microcontrollers that have been wildly embraced by the developer community, Arduino now has its sights firmly set on the enterprise world. Specifically, the company believes it’s well positioned to gain a foothold among Gen Z and millennial engineers in the work force. Certainly the company’s ubiquity in the maker world over the last decade or so means most everyone

Apple Wwdc 2022 16•
From the ability to edit or unsend iMessages to a major upgrade to the MacBook Air, here are the biggest takeaways from this year’s Apple WWDC.

The European Union passed legislation that makes it illegal to produce a smartphone without optional USB-C charging from the year 2024 on forward.

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz will hit American streets in 2024. Here's everything we know so far about the reincarnated Volkswagen bus.

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Ever since their major debut in Hollywood with Bad Boys for Life, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have become a directing duo to watch. These days, they’re not only working with Marvel Studios on Ms. Marvel but also helming DC Comics’ Batgirl for HBO Max. We recently caught up with them before the premiere of their… Read more...

If you’ve been feeling the squeeze of summer’s skyrocketing airfares, Southwest Airlines has some good news to share. For three days, starting Tuesday and ending Thursday, you can save 40% off qualifying base fares for late summer and fall travel by using the promotion code Fall40. Although this is touted as a fall sale, travel dates start Aug. 16, so you’ll be able to take advantage of these dis

UK TUI Flight Rights•
Let’s be honest, flight delays and cancellations are an inevitable part of airline travel, and we’ve seen a lot of them so far this summer. Unfortunately, in the U.S., there’s no federal law requiring airlines to provide passengers with money or other compensation when their flights are delayed or canceled since each airline is responsible for implementing its own policies. At most, this generall

16 Nintendo Switch•
If you’re the particular kind of person who played Pokémon Crystal on your jailbroken iPhone 3 during your high school math class, then there’s even bigger news coming out of WWDC than the M2 MacBook . On iOS 16, Apple iPhones will support bluetooth pairing with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers, giving you more control while playing mobile games. !!! iOS 16 natively supports Nintendo

Enlarge (credit: Alfian Widiantono ) Forests are among the world’s best bets for carbon capture. But according to this year’s State of the World’s Forests report from the United Nations, forests are also the foundation of green and equitable economies, sustainable resource management, and biodiversity preservation and are generally key to a brighter future. This latest report highlights how much

Japanese operators NTT DoCoMo and NTT have started 6G trials with equipment manufacturers Fujitsu, NEC, and Nokia with the hope that the first commercial services will be available by 2030. Although most operators are still scratching the surface when it comes to 5G , the mobile industry’s attention has already turned to the next generation of networks. It’s still too early to predict the final f

We usually associate kids with joyful play, romps in the yard during the dog days of summer , and intense recess games. Not all kids are the same, though, and some of them just do not love sports or what we traditionally think of as exercise. Whether it’s an overall aversion to exertion or a dislike for team sports,… Read more...

Three Reels Instagram•
Following a test that began in April, Instagram has begun rolling out grid pinning, a new way for users to highlight posts they want others to see. When you pin an image or Reel, it will appear above the photo grid on your profile page. It’s possible to showcase up to three pieces of content in this way. To start pinning, tap on the three dots icon above an individual post and then select “pin to

When shopping for monitors, you’ll see some with high refresh rates—like 120hz, 240Hz, or even higher. So are they even worth the premium price tag usually attached to these monitors? Let’s look at the benefits, limits, and potential drawbacks. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple's Lightning port could see the iPhone banned from sale in Europe, according to upcoming legislation, but just how likely is that to actually happen?

Excuse the cliché, but the MacBook Air feels grown-up. I’m thinking it’s the shape—gone is the iconic slanting edge, replaced in favor of stout straight lines. Now the Air looks like the MacBook Pro, and with its larger 13.6-inch screen, more like the premium Pro than its smaller but M2-touting counterpart. You might… Read more...

Microsoft may have solved one of the biggest headaches for IT admins across the world with the launch of a new service displaying update status for all devices within an organization. As revealed in a Microsoft Tech Community blog post , the initial launch of the software updates page in the Microsoft 365 admin center will focus on Windows and Office updates. Microsoft says the new services shoul

Tesla Cybertruck ML•
100+Futurism / 4h
Wire Cutter A Tesla Cybertruck prototype made a rare public appearance during the commissioning ceremony of the car company's Megapack project in California, now one of the largest battery energy stations in the world. But the prototype left a lot to be desired. The interior appears to have been stripped of several components, including the wheel-mounted airbag and the front-facing camera enclosu

Flying Motorcycle Startup JetPack Aviation has shown off its latest adrenaline-fueling invention: a prototype of its upcoming P2 Speeder flying motorcycle. The vehicle, which it's calling an Air Utility Vehicle (AUV), features eight jet engines and is the third full scale prototype developed by Mayman Aerospace, a subsidiary brand launched by JetPack Aviation. It's a refreshing change of pace — a

Save $120: Grab a three-pack of Google Nest WiFi mesh routers (with WiFi points) for $229 as of June 7. You'll save 34% on the regular price. There's nothing worse than getting to the climax of your latest streaming obsession only to have a lousy signal ruin the moment. Time to forget those WiFi headaches with one of the best WiFi mesh systems . Get uninterrupted entertainment with this Google Ne

It’s been half a year since Sonos won a patent infringement suit against Google, yet the companies are still bickering. In a community blog post, Google says that some Pixel phones are unable to set up new or recently-disconnected smart home devices because of “an interruption caused by Sonos.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Alphabet Waymo Uber•
Waymo and Uber have signed a long-term, strategic partnership to collaborate on long-haul autonomous trucking. They'll blend Waymo's self-driving tech with Uber Freight's network. The idea is to help customers deploy autonomous trucks more efficiently. Those who buy trucks equipped with the Waymo Driver system will be able to tap into Uber Freight's marketplace technology, meaning they'll be able

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You didn’t have to be a Berserk fan to mourn the untimely passing of Kentaro Miura , the creator/writer/artist responsible for one of the most popular—and bloodiest—fantasy sagas in manga . But those Berserk fans can take some comfort that the hit series will be returning to the Young Animal manga magazine to continue… Read more...

Instagram announced today that it’s launching the ability for users to pin up to three posts, including photos or Reels, to the top of their profile grid. The company says the new feature will give creators more flexibility to express themselves on their profiles. The official roll out comes as Instagram confirmed to TechCrunch in April that it was testing the feature . The ability to pin posts i

Latin America appears set to chalk up another quarter of falling venture capital activity, adding to a string of successive periods when the value of investments in the region fell. Leaning on PitchBook data and looking at venture-backed companies in Central and South America, a TechCrunch analysis indicates that investment volume in deal and dollar terms is set to decline in Q2 2022. With a few

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An Indianapolis woman is facing a murder charge after allegedly killing her boyfriend with a car outside of a pub on Friday. According to a witness who spoke to police, the defendant accused the victim of cheating and claimed she used an Apple AirTag to track his location. Read more...

Until now, JetBlue has exclusively flown its new Mint suites to three of its flagship markets: New York, London and Los Angeles. The carrier first unveiled the revamped business-class product in February 2021, which debuted in June 2021 on the Airbus A321neo and then on transatlantic hops to London two months later. But now, JetBlue will add a fourth market to the mix: its focus city in Boston (B

Link: Apply for the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card with 75K bonus miles The popular Capital One Venture Card is currently offering a fantastic welcome bonus, which many may be interested in. This bonus was first launched in mid-May, though I wanted to post a reminder of this, as it’s anyone’s guess how long it will be around. Capital One Venture Card offering 75K miles The Capital One Ve

The thrill of riding a towering roller coaster at an amusement park is rarely worth the hours-long wait in a line that’s hundreds of people long. With Lego’s new Loop Coaster set , there’s no waiting in line, no screaming passengers, and no risk of vomiting when the ride is over. Where do I sign up to become a… Read more...

F1 Manager 2022 August 25•
For the first time in more than 20 years , F1 fans will soon have a new manager-style game to play. On Tuesday, Formula 1 announced it would release the highly anticipated F1 Manager 2022 on August 30th. The organization also shared a new gameplay trailer showcasing various aspects of the upcoming title. Drive Every Decision. Make @F1 history. F1® Manager 2022 launches from 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟱! Pre

As of June 7, 2022, Microsoft has combined Minecraft: Java Edition and Bedrock Edition for PC into a single purchase—and if you already own either one, you’re eligible for a free copy of the other. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ryan Gosling Chris Evans•
We had our first glimpse of Ryan Gosling as a James Bond-esque CIA operative in the Russo brothers' new thriller The Gray Man in the recent trailer — and now we have an action-packed clip to sink our teeth into as well. In the new footage shared during a panel at Netflix's Geeked Week on Tuesday, Gosling's character fights his way through several evil henchmen before coming face to face with the

Ultima Game Collectors•
Enlarge / Beyond adventure lies... forgery? (credit: Collage by Aurich Lawson) Before last month, Enrico Ricciardi was one of the most respected members of a niche community of classic PC game collectors, with a practically unrivaled collection of rarities that he regularly bragged about on social media . Today, he’s a pariah in that community, the central figure in a wide-ranging alleged forgery

Colorado is going to become hotter, dryer, and a lot less skiable in just a few decades, according to new research. Read more...

“All right Season 14, let’s get thickening!” DeJa Skye’s workroom entrance in Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race immediately became iconic — and was the perfect introduction to one of the season’s best-loved contestants. DeJa’s quick wit, flawless fashion and outsized (but genuine) personality quickly endeared her to fans, and she’s since been booking appearances and performances all over the countr

Your eyes are not deceiving you; your energy bill has gone up. According to the Consumer Index Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the price of energy services (including electric and other utilities) has gone up by 13.7% compared to this time last year. Luckily, there are a few ways to lower your utility bills… Read more...

Apple Macos Ventura USB•
A new security feature in Apple’s upcoming macOS 13 Ventura will automatically block new USB-C devices from communicating with the operating system until the accessory can be approved by the user. Apple dropped details of the new security feature in its release notes , which appears to be aimed at protecting newer Apple laptops that run its bespoke M1 or M2 chips from potentially malicious access

If your iPhone’s service bill is high due to cellular data usage, it’s easy to find the culprit in Settings by examining which apps are using the most cellular data. Here’s how to do it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple Watch Series 3 9•
This week at Apple’s annual WWDC event, the company announced watchOS 9 with several changes and new features. And while Apple didn’t mention the Watch Series 3 specifically, its cheapest watch will not support the next update, meaning it’s reaching the end of its life. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Polestar 3 October•
Polestar, the premium electric car maker jointly owned by Volvo, has announced it’s ready to manufacture EVs in the United States, starting with the all-new Polestar 3. It will be the first vehicle Polestar builds in the U.S. and the brand’s first “performance SUV.” Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Every year around this time, as I kiss my children good night in the calm, dark quiet of their rooms, I smell something that fills me with dread: Sunscreen. In the chaos of evening activities—making dinner, little league practice, homework enforcement, and kitchen cleanup—baths and showers sometimes get skipped, and… Read more...

Apple 16 Tapback Android•
This spring, Google updated its Messages app to support handling iMessage reactions. That is, instead of spamming a group chat with separate messages whenever someone responded to a text using one of iMessage’s emoji reactions known as Tapbacks, the app would now display the emoji attached to the side of the message, where it belongs. With the launch of iOS 16, Apple appears to be fixing this lon

Age tech isn’t for elderly people only. It’s for anyone who wants quality of life as they age. That’s where Primetime Partners comes in. The venture capital firm was started in 2020 by Abby Levy, who co-founded Thrive Global with Ariana Huffington, and Alan Patricof, founder of Greycroft Partners. For Primetime Partners, “age tech” can touch almost every sector of what Patricof calls the “ageless

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From Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick and writers Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key comes Wendell & Wild, a new stop-motion tale of teens facing the supernatural. During Netflix’s Geeked Week, Selick showcased a glimpse of the animated film; it features Lyric Ross ( Ironheart ) as Kat, a teen who… Read more...

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Ever thought you might want to take a day trip to the second rock from the Sun? Well, you don’t. Seriously. Venus is a toxic hellscape . But it may have once been a life-supporting system , and a NASA paper published in The Planetary Science Journal reveals new details about an upcoming mission looking to shed light on how Earth's unwelcoming "twin" came to be. Ominously, it could even reveal how

Jamie Foxx Netflix•
Jamie Foxx is about to kick some major vampire butt in Netflix's Day Shift . Netflix released a first look at the upcoming film as part of its Geeked Week movie showcase. Day Shift stars Foxx, Snoop Dogg, and Dave Franco as vampire hunters. Director J.J. Perry and producer Chad Stahelski both worked on the John Wick films, and in the first look, they talk about bringing the thrills of John Wick t

Sonos went a bit further downmarket recently with the Ray , a smaller and cheaper soundbar than the Beam, itself a smaller, cheaper soundbar than the Arc. But while the Ray performs well, it doesn’t quite earn its premium and leaves one feeling that they should have just gone for something bigger. No one should have to suffer the sound that comes out of TVs these days, especially when you can get

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Welcome bonuses are usually one of the best ways to differentiate between credit cards from the same family. But right now, all three Southwest Airlines consumer credit cards are extending the exact same (pretty fantastic) bonus. The following three cards are all offering bonuses of 75,000 points after spending $5,000 on purchases in

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A cancer treatment has shown astounding results in a small clinical trial. All of the treated patients, who had a specific form of mid-stage rectal cancer, have since experienced complete remission. Though the findings are based on a sample size of just 18 people, they could hold important implications for treating… Read more...

Pitt Bullet Train Bullock•
It’s been a good few months since our last look at David Leitch’s upcoming action romp, Bullet Train, but the movie's newest trailer – an expletive-laden montage of punches and petrol – more than justifies the break. Based on the novel Maria Beetle (published in English as Bullet Train) by Kōtarō Isaka, the new thriller flick follows Brad Pitt’s quick-witted assassin, Ladybug, as he fights off a

What do Google Glass and Pokémon Go have in common? They didn’t change the world.

Netflix The Sea Beast•
If you're craving an animated adventure about monsters and monster hunters, The Sea Beast on Netflix has you covered. The first full trailer for the new film dropped at Netflix's Geeked Week , and it's chock-full of terrifying sea monsters, epic naval battles, and one precocious little girl. That girl is Maisie (voiced by Zaris-Angel Hator), who idolized monster hunters for as long as she remembe

All jokes about robot armies and Skynet aside, robotics are set to profoundly impact the future of how America works. And not in just a few industries, but across an ever-growing swath that includes agtech, automotive, construction, labor, logistics, healthcare and more. Automation is inevitable, and yet advancements in technology often result in lower wages and employment — a phenomenon known as

Battlefield B2 Season 1•
After a months-long delay , DICE and EA are finally ready to premiere the first season of Battlefield 2042 . The two have announced that Season 1: Zero Hour premieres on June 9th with a large batch of fresh content. There's a new map set in the Canadian Rockies (Exposure) for the All-Out Warfare and Portal modes. A new character, Ewalina Lis, is well-suited to anti-vehicle combat. You'll need her

Apple Passkeys iPhone•
We've lost count of the times the password was pronounced dead, but with Apple’s latest launch, this time it might be for real. The company has announced a “new way to make the web a safer place” - replacing passwords with a new feature it calls Passkeys. Presenting the security key feature to the world at WWDC 2022 , Apple’s VP for internet technologies, Darin Adler described Passkeys as a “next

With Windows 11 barrelling towards its next full feature update (version 22H2, codenamed Sun Valley 2), users that have signed up for the Windows Insider Program are getting a taste of what the new version has to offer. 22H2 is the first major update to Window 11 since its release in late 2021. Overall, it's a fairly svelte update, with some behind-the-scenes improvements and small new features r

Google has lifted the lid on an update for its productivity software suite that will help clarify why users are locked out of their applications. As explained in a new blog post , IT teams that rely on the Context-Aware Access feature to establish granular access control can now provide end users with more information about the conditions under which they can use their apps. Previously, employees

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In the process of setting up the Ingenuity helicopter for its next flight on Mars, NASA engineers found a problem: One of the helicopter’s navigation sensors is not working. Read more...

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The upcoming launch of an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station has been postponed following a potential propellant leak, in what is a rare glitch for the reliable cargo vehicle. Read more...

Apple Spatial Audio•
Anyone who's ever listened to Apple's proprietary spatial audio with dynamic head-tracking tech will tell you, quite forcefully, that movie content sent from an iPhone, iPad, Mac (with silicon) or Apple TV 4K to their AirPods Max, AirPods Pro or AirPods 3 is vastly transformed. Yet to give it a whirl? You're in for a treat. Try the opening scene from Gravity , the shoot-out in the most recent Jam

Dragon DD Dogma Capcom•
Dragon's Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno has prompted speculation of an incoming sequel announcement, after retweeting the Capcom Showcase announcement. The Capcom Showcase, which airs on June 13 , promises "news and in-depth updates on previously announced Capcom titles". As such, it's believed we'll see recently revealed games like Street Fighter 6 and Resident Evil 4 Remake, we're not expecting

Amber Heard's 1968 Mustang was "stolen" four times that we know of. Here's why each of those four thefts was perpetrated over the course of several years.

Not only has Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance , but American Airlines and Alaska Airlines also have a close new partnership, which includes complimentary reciprocal upgrades on select flights. Higher tier Alaska Mileage Plan elite members are also getting international upgrade certificates for travel on American, and we’re finally now seeing that functionality rolled out. Alaska MVP G

Apple Android Samsung•
Timed alongside its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple rolled out a new set of App Store Review Guidelines which, somewhat surprisingly, now loosen restrictions around some requirements that need to be met to publish to the App Store. Typically, Apple updates its guidelines to either introduce new rules or clarify existing rules to developers by adding more details. But this week’s c

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I see a problem with the title of Netflix’s upcoming CG animated movie The Sea Beast , at least as per the first official trailer, just released as part of Geeked Week . Mainly, there’s not one sea beast, but many sea beasts. A ton of sea beasts , in fact. Read more...

Polestar 3 October•
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Someone asked on Twitter why American Airlines has the requirement for three separate fields to log in - the account number, password, and last name. In other words, why isn't account number and password enough? I happen to know the reason, and it's mildly interesting. Continue reading ...

Apple Ventura Rosetta•
Enlarge (credit: Apple) One of the few things that Intel Macs can do that Apple Silicon Macs can't is run operating systems written for Intel or AMD processors inside of virtual machines. Most notably, this has meant that there is currently no legal way to run Windows on an Apple Silicon Mac. Apple Silicon Macs can, however, run operating systems written for Arm processors inside of virtual machi

Apple CarPlay iPhone•
A "sneak peek" of the new CarPlay experience, as showcased by Apple during its WWDC 2022 keynote on June 6. [credit: Apple ] Apple detailed significant updates to its CarPlay platform at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday. During its keynote presentation, Apple gave what it termed a "sneak peek" of the "next generation" of the CarPlay standard, which allows iPhone users to contr

The CEOs of five of the world’s major hotel chains gathered this week to share their thoughts on the state of the industry — and you’ll probably not be shocked to hear they had a lot to say about inflation, staffing shortages, “bleisure” and a slew of other topics relevant to travelers (and your summer travel plans). CEOs at the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference

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It’s the first week of June, and brands are out here already doing the most for Pride month. Burger King Austria recently unveiled a ‘Pride whopper,’ which is just like a regular whopper with two top buns or two bottom buns, and the reactions have been a mix of confused, shocked, and absolutely horrified. Read more...

Peloton Coddington•
Peloton has announced that its chief financial officer, Jill Woodworth, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Amazon Web Services executive Liz Coddington, effective June 13. Woodworth served as Peloton’s CFO since 2018 and will serve as a consultant for Peloton on an interim basis. Coddington, who now faces the task of turning around Peloton’s finances, most recently served as the vice

9 Apple Watch AFib•
WatchOS 9, scheduled to release this fall, has a bunch of new features you’ll want to check out. A majority of these features are fitness-related, such as a new multisport mode for triathletes, the ability to track heart rate zones, and enhanced swim tracking. It also has new accessibility features and improved sleep… Read more...

Google Screencast Chrome•
Many students have returned to in-person classes, but that isn't stopping Google from making online education more viable. The company has updated Classroom and Workspace for Education with a host of features that improve life for teachers and students alike. In Workspace, for instance, you can now auto-transcribe Meet calls directly into Google Docs — helpful if you want to quickly produce lesso

Google Screencast Chrome•
In its ongoing push to corner the education market, Google is introducing new classroom-specific features to Chrome OS. The first of those is Screencast, a new built-in app that allows teachers to build a video library of lessons and demos students can turn to if they miss a class or need help with a homework assignment. Available as of Chrome OS version M103, the software includes tools for trim

Wix Hotels HotelRunner•
Top website builder Wix has revamped its solution for the hotel industry to offer a full suite of tools for hospitality businesses to launch, manage and grow an online presence. Currently in beta, the solution will allow users to build a website , manage their property, guests, booking and sales channels from a single platform. Partnering with cloud-based online sales and digital marketing platfo

If you have a monitor or display that’s capable of both DisplayPort and HDMI, which should you choose? Since these ports have different capabilities and purposes, it’s important to understand when to use DisplayPort and when to use HDMI. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Love it or hate it, people can’t get enough of Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck. This week, we received a look at what could be one of the latest Cybertruck prototype designs sporting several “upgrades” to the interior and windshield wiper system. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

F-150 Ford Lightning•
Ford began delivering F-150 Lightning trucks near the end of May, and the first customers are in for a small surprise. As reported by a user on the Lightning Owners forum, F-150 Lightnings come with a free Tesla charging adapter, likely to highlight the truck’s bi-directional charging capabilities (something that Tesla lacks). Read This Article on Review Geek ›


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European Union lawmakers have reached a provisional agreement that will require companies to make USB-C the standard charging port for devices sold in the region, in yet another example of European regulators facing off against big tech in the name of consumers. Read more...

SAVE $44.59: The Bissell Little Green portable upholstery and carpet cleaner is on sale at Walmart for an all-time low of $79 as of June 7. It typically retails for $123.59, so this saves you 36%. If TikTok hasn't already made you buy it , this deal probably will. As of June 7, Walmart has the internet-famous Bissell Little Green on sale for only $79 — that's 36% off its usual retail price of $12

Apple 16 iPhone 14•
Recently, a reputable leaker claimed that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max would probably have an always-on display , and now Apple has accidentally all but confirmed as much. You see, during WWDC 2022 the company unveiled iOS 16 , and even released a developer beta of the software, and while no mention of an always-on display was made, several such mentions have been found by 9to5Mac in c

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You remember in Disney’s Moana , when the people of Motunui wax lyrical about the benefits of the coconut, how they use “each part of the coconut, it’s all you need.” It’s a real jaunty tune. Read more...

The old existential question about which came first—the chicken or the egg—has had a meaningful breakthrough, as a team of researchers report a new age and location for the first unambiguously domesticated chickens. Read more...

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Wacky Hijacks Russian space agency Roscosmos is struggling to keep operations going after the country invaded Ukraine, greatly distancing itself from the rest of the international space community in the process. Russian scientists are now trying to gain control of a German telescope currently orbiting the Earth almost a million miles away, Ars Technica reports , in a bold escalation. The Russian-

If you look around, you'll notice that almost every piece of technology has become "smart," which is shorthand for connected to the internet — even plugs. A smart plug is a small device that sits between your outlet and a gadget. Once the smart plug is connected to the internet, you'll be able to turn it on and off using an app or smart assistant. A practical benefit to using a smart plug is neve

HiDef Snap Bitmoji•
A game studio, HiDef, announced today that it is teaming up with camera company Snap Inc. to develop an off-platform Bitmoji-based dance and music social game. The game will leverage Snap’s augmented reality tech as well as Bitmoji , the personalized cartoon avatar maker. Bitmoji joined the Snap family over five years ago , and today over a billion avatars have been created. The Bitmoji-based dan

Volocopter VoloConnect•
Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Lucid recalls all of its 2022 Air EVs due to wiring issues Kia’s EV9 SUV will move from concept to reality in 2023 Volocopter’s drone taxi is one step closer to entering service. The German firm has revealed that its four-seat electric VTOL aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight

PayPal Bitcoin Crypto•
In response to customer demand, PayPal announced today that its users will now be able to transfer cryptocurrency from their accounts to other wallets and exchanges. “This feature was the most demanded from our users since we began offering the purchase of crypto on our platform,” said Jose Fernandez da Ponte , SVP and general manager of blockchain, crypto and digital currencies at PayPal. The ne

We’re on the brink of our first deep dive into climate tech at TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals on June 14 in Berkeley, California. Join some of the leading scientists, founders, VCs, developers and other visionary climate innovators as we explore the new wave of climate tech and its role in turning back the rising tide of our existential climate crisis. Don’t

Twitter Spotify Pie Chart•
If there's one thing we know about social media users, it's that they're always down to share what music they've been listening to. But with the most viral music sharing event, Spotify Wrapped, still six months away, they've turned to a new website, "Spotify Pie." What is the Spotify Pie Chart? Spotify Pie analyzes your Spotify listening and organizes it into a highly sharable pie chart of all th

EU USB-C Apple 2024•
Enlarge (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr ) The European Union (EU) has reached an agreement that will make USB-C charging no longer just a convenience but a requirement for iPhones and all other mobile phones by the fall of 2024. The plan extends to additional consumer electronics using wired charging, including digital cameras, tablets, and, at a later date, laptops. Today's announcement shows the

Polestar 3 October•
Volvo subsidiary Polestar has teased the arrival of its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3 – and by the sounds of things, it could break new ground for self-driving technology. Set to be officially unveiled in October before rolling out to customers in “early 2023”, the Polestar 3 will aim to rival the Tesla Model X , Audi e-tron , and Mercedes EQS SUV in the range and performance departments, bu

It’s easy to underestimate the amount of heat generated by sunlight streaming into your windows. Even if your home is well-insulated, intruding sunlight can cause the indoor temperature to skyrocket—and your energy bills too, if you’re using air conditioning to stay cool. Fortunately, the right choice of window… Read more...

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The final installment in the newest trilogy of Jurassic World films, Jurassic World: Dominion is coming to theaters this weekend. While everyone already knows that this film is going to make an incredible amount of money and be considered a box office success , critics’ reactions on social media seem, for the most… Read more...

Tickets to TechCrunch’s Annual Summer Party are on the verge of selling out. We just released a new round of tickets, but they’re already moving fast. If you want to attend our summer fete on June 23, there’s no time to waste. Reserve your ticket right now . This year, we’re pleased to share hosting honors with Mayfield — a global venture capital firm with a people-first philosophy. It has a 50-p

EU USB-C Apple 2024•
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It's now a matter of when , not if, Apple will finally ditch Lightning ports on iPhones . That’s because the European Parliament has provisionally agreed on a proposal that would require tech companies to include USB-C charging ports on all “small and medium-sized portable electronic devices.” The list of devices that must comply with this law includes: Tablets Earbuds Phones Digital cameras Head

Save almost 50%: As of June 7, the Wyze Robot Vacuum with LiDAR technology is on sale for $165 at Walmart. That's a savings of $164 (original price: $329). Booked and busy this summer? It might be time to buy a robot vacuum to clean in the background while you're out. But it doesn't have to be some intimidating investment. This deal from Walmart makes a smart, already-affordable robot vacuum even

Microsoft has quietly teased an upcoming feature for Windows 11 that will give users a new way to organize the desktop. As revealed recently in a promo video presented during a Microsoft event, the company is working to bring app folders to the Windows 11 desktop, after rolling out a similar feature for the Start Menu earlier this year. App folders have been a mainstay on iOS and Android for year

Battlefield B2 Season 1•
Battlefield 2042 Season 1 has finally been fully revealed. Giving us a preview of what to expect, developer Dice has announced its release date and given us a preview of the multiplayer shooter’s first season of post-launch content. The new Battlefield 2042 will launch on June 9, and roll out several features to the game. As a previously released roadmap suggested, Season 1 includes one new map –

Apple Passkeys Passwords•
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Apple’s iOS 16 and macOS Ventura will introduce passwordless login for apps and websites. It’s only the beginning.

Hyatt Peter Fulton•
World of Hyatt is one of the most valuable hotel currencies based on TPG’s points and miles valuations . As with most hotel points, you’ll usually get the most value from your World of Hyatt points when you redeem them for hotel stays. However, there are some complexities regarding Hyatt’s award charts . For example, while many Hyatt properties fall into one of eight award categories, there are s

NASA Spacex Cargo Dragon•
Enlarge / In January, plumes are seen from the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship's Draco engines as they fire following its undocking from the International Space Station. (credit: NASA) NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch of a Cargo Dragon spacecraft for at least a couple of weeks due to an issue during the prelaunch loading of hypergolic propellants. The space agency had been planning to la

Waymo Uber Partner•
Waymo Via, the delivery division of Alphabet’s self-driving unit, is embarking on a long-term, strategic partnership with Uber Freight, Uber’s logistics spinout. As part of the agreement, Waymo is committing to reserve billions of miles of its “goods-only,” driverless capacity for the Uber Freight network. Over the past year, Waymo Via has lined up other long-term alliances with major logistics c

Should SaaS companies contact as many of their users as they can in hopes of converting them from free to paid? Best-in-class companies don’t, a new survey-based report found. According to OpenView’s third annual product benchmarks report, which the VC firm presented in a blog post , “standout PLG companies reach out to only 14% of signups on average.” PLG stands for product-led growth, which has

Take Blip , an online messaging platform for businesses, today announced that it raised $70 million in a Series B round led by Warburg Pincus. CEO Roberto Oliveira said that the capital, which brings Take Blip’s total raised to $170 million, will be put toward product development, mergers and acquisitions, and customer acquisition. Not every customer prefers to text businesses. But a growing numb

The demand for AI in the enterprise is insatiable, but the challenge lies in building the support infrastructure and its development and maintenance. A 2020 IDC survey found that a shortage of data to train AI and low-quality data remain major barriers to implementing it, along with data security, governance, performance and latency issues. In fact, a third of enterprises responding to the poll r

All credit cards with welcome bonuses have restrictions regarding who is eligible for the bonuses, and at times they can be complicated. However, if you ask me, Marriott’s co-brand card portfolio is next-level when it comes to understanding eligibility restrictions. That’s not to say the cards are hard to be approved for, but rather that it can be hard to understand if you’re eligible for the bon

It might be easy to forget about your air conditioning unit when it’s not in use, but as the weather warms up, you’ll want it to be in working order—and stay in working order. There are some things you can do yourself to make sure your AC unit can run as efficiently and effectively as possible all summer long. Read more...

Between navigating the morning commute, dealing with difficult people, and casually doom scrolling on Twitter , life can be stressful. The people behind Sensate 2, a wellness tech product, believe their device can help calm you down. The idea is, that by wearing it around your neck, or simply putting it on your chest,… Read more...

Surfshark VPN India•
Another of the world's best VPN providers has announced its decision to pull the plug on its Indian servers. After ExpressVPN exited India last week, Surfshark has now followed suit, stating that the country's new CERT-In regulations 'go against the core ethos of the company'. Expected to come into force on June 27, India's new data retention law will force VPN companies to keep users' data - lik

To keep track of an investment such as a mutual fund, you likely want to calculate the CAGR (compound annual growth rate). You can do so in Microsoft Excel using the RRI function and it’s much easier than you might think. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple usually delivers critical security fixes as minor updates for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and so on, which means a full reboot and a (potentially) long install process. That might change soon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I’m noticing a bit of a trend. Last year, Wyze launched the Scale S, a slightly improved (yet slightly worse) version of the original Wyze Scale. And Wyze is now selling the Scale X, another small upgrade with a notable drawback—the new price. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The iOttie Velox Magnetic Wireless Charging Duo Stand is an elegant way to efficiently charge your MagSafe-compatible iPhone and Qi-enabled accessories. But if magnets don’t attract your attention, steer clear and save your money. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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The next installment in the Predator series from Dan Trachtenberg (Cloverfield) has gotten a full length trailer, and the fight for survival is on. After a snappy and terrifying teaser, this trailer shows Naru, a young warrior who lives in the Comanche Nation, as she searches for a way to destroy the predator that is… Read more...

Prey Predator Trailer•
We've seen the Predator fight humans and even xenomorphs everywhere from the deepest reaches of space to Antarctica. The most legendary hunters in the galaxy return in Prey, a new installment in the Predator franchise that takes place 300 years in the past. Set in the Comanche Nation, Prey follows Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young warrior determined to protect her people from dangerous forces. She

Ingenuity NASA Mars•
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Dead Space NASA's Mars helicopter has run into a bit of trouble after 28 successful flights and well over an entire dusty Earth year into its mission on the Red Planet. One of the four-pound rotorcraft's navigation sensors has given out — an unfortunate new development, especially considering Martian winter is almost upon it. Extreme temperature swings could soon wreak havoc on the rest of the he

Soon, iPhone owners will be able to edit text messages, and Android owners will be able to send high-resolution photos. Many of the changes are long overdue.

Porches, decks, patios, balconies, terraces. Places for dads to find solace from the world around them. Those spots, and backyards overall, are excellent places to cook a meal, have a drink or simply relax. We’ve compiled a list of the best backyard gear for dads this Father’s Day, from smart grills and pizza ovens to fire pits and drinkware. There’s something that can help all dads enjoy a littl

Welcome back to Found where we tell you the stories behind the startups. This week we talk to Landed founder and CEO Vivian Wang who is on a mission to connect blue-collar workers with high-quality job opportunities. Landed handles the hiring process from recruiting to vetting to setting up interviews and facilitating a feedback loop for the general managers to make their workplaces more desirabl

I highly encourage stealing from your workplace within reason. Nabbing pens, taking leftover sodas from the office party— it’s nothing new . But it’s obviously important to keep your petty theft within reason, and to never get caught red-handed by your manager. Read more...

Singapore SA KrisFlyer•
Singapore Airlines awards are about to get more expensive. Today, the airline announced a handful of “revisions” to its award charts and stopover feature. This includes raising the price of some award tickets by more than 12% effective July 5, 2022. Likewise, its stopover feature will become more restrictive on August 1, 2022. Let’s take a closer look at this devaluation and what it means for you

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Compared to some of its closest rivals, MSC Cruises has a relatively modest loyalty program. Unlike the frequent cruiser programs at Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line , for instance, the MSC Voyagers Club loyalty program doesn’t offer its members a free cruise after reaching the top tier. There als

Many top rewards credit cards include annual fees. In exchange for this up-front cost, you can unlock higher earning rates, additional travel perks and annual rewards. That said, many issuers (and their cobranded loyalty program partners) offer no-annual-fee products that can still be decent options for more casual travelers. And if you’re looking for a hotel credit card in this category, you sho

Cancer Patient Trial•
The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

UK-based eSIM specialist TruPhone is reportedly set to be sold for just £1 following the imposition of sanctions on Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who is a part owner of the business. Reports say German businessman Hakan Koç and his associate and former telecoms executive Pyrros Koussios will acquire 90% and 10% of the company, which had been valued as much as £410 million in 2020. Abramovich

If you had told me that this week I’d learn about a fence-building company that employs 350 people and raised a total of $53 million, I’d ask you to pass the bong, because I want some of what you’re smoking. But that’s exactly what Ergeon has been stealthily building over the past 4 years. It just launched in Georgia, in addition to Texas and California, and recently closed a Series B funding rou

Keighley Summer Game Fest•
This year's Summer Game Fest showcase takes place on Thursday . It's an industry-wide event that will include reveals from a bunch of publishers and studios, but host and producer Geoff Keighley has urged fans not to set their hopes too high in terms of new game announcements. “What I would say is that a lot of the games we’re going to show you are going to be [already] announced… games are going

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Jenny Ortega teases big plays for Ghostface in the now-Neve-Campbell-less Scream 6 . Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power teases its halfling heroes in the Harfoots. Plus, new footage ahead of Ms. Marvel ’s debut tomorrow, and even more One Piece casting news. Spoilers away! Read more...

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Three astronauts just boarded China’s Tiangong space station, where they will spend the next six months conducting science experiments, as well as attempting to expand and complete the nascent orbital outpost. Read more...

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Three BAAI AI Artificial•
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the vast potential to offer innovations to improve every facet of society, from legacy engineering systems to healthcare to creative processes in arts and entertainment. In Hollywood, for example, studios are using AI to surface and measure bias in scripts—the very tools producers and writers need to create more equitable and inclusive media. However, AI is only a

Bored Ape Yacht Club•
Another major NFT scam took place with one massive amount of Bored Ape Yacht Club tokens stolen via Yuga Labs' Discord server in a very short amount of time.

Polestar 3 October•
Polestar has revealed its third model, previewing the upcoming 2023 Polestar 3, an all-electric SUV with over 372 miles of electric driving range at launch.

Bigger isn’t always better, but when the Looking Glass Factory announces a beast of a holographic display, it tickles our rods, cones and curiosity equally. The screen doesn’t require glasses or other tech to view the effects. Viewable by groups of 50 people, the display generates up to 100 different perspectives of 3D content from 100 million points of light every 60th of a second. The company c

Sometimes when you talk to airline or hotel employees that work in loyalty fraud they seem to think that a customer benefiting 'too much' (being unprofitable) is the definition of fraud. They're in their own bubble, and they're probably doing their own programs a disservice . Too much is often considered - or a flag for - fraud within the loyalty industry. But that doesn't mean there's not real f

Apple held its annual WWDC keynote presentation this week, unveiling the next versions of its various operating systems, including macOS 13 Ventura. The thirteenth macOS iteration will bring tons of new features, like new productivity tools, better gaming capabilities, and updates to tons of existing apps and features… Read more...

Apple 16 WiFi Password•
Apple has made a small change to iOS 16 , but an important tweak to make life easier in certain situations, by having it so the Wi-Fi password of the network you’re currently using can now be viewed on your device. Rather than having the saved password for the current network blanked out in the Wi-Fi section under Settings, so there’s no way of knowing what it is if you don’t commit it to memory,

Volocopter's drone taxi is one step closer to entering service. The German firm has revealed that its four-seat electric VTOL aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May. The machine's initial trip was brief at two minutes and 14 seconds, but the maneuvers proved that the production-level aerodynamics and performance held up in real world conditions. There have been three flights

In startup land, it’s easy to get distracted by the brightest lights. Some companies excel, earning the business equivalent of a halo, casting their own luminance. And then, of course, there are the implosions and crashes that kick off waves of photons that inevitably blanket our pages. During the pandemic, companies like Zoom and Peloton earned (temporary) radiance. More recently, we’ve been cap

iCloud Photo Library 16•
Apple introduced iOS 16 with a redesigned lock screen , undo send for iMessages , and updates to Live Text at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday. Alongside these updates, the company also showed off several new features for its Photos app, which will allow it to better compete with Google Photos. With iOS 16, Apple’s Shared Photo Library offers a new way to store photos and video

Apple Pay Later iPhone•
Apple has revealed plans to make it easier to use your iPhone as a payment tool with the launch of several new services at WWDC 2022 . The new additions include the long-awaited Apple Pay Later, arriving as part of iOS 16 , which lets shoppers split the cost of a purchase made with their device into four equal payments over six weeks, without incurring interest or late fees. The company has also

Oracle Acquisition Cerner•
At the end of last year, just before Christmas, Oracle made a big move when it announced it was acquiring electronic health records company Cerner for $28 billion, thrusting it quickly into the top enterprise deal for 2021 , just under the wire. Today, the company announced it has closed the deal, effective tomorrow. The announcement was anticlimactic in a way, full of corporate financial speak:

Netflix US Formula 1•
As the global auto sport explodes in popularity and U.S. media rights for Formula 1 are for the taking in 2023, Netflix, ESPN, and NBCUniversal have reportedly been eyeing the international auto racing circuit. Insider reported on Monday that the three companies are bidding for a new streaming license for F1, which begins in 2023. NBCUniversal told TechCrunch that it has nothing further to add to

At WWDC 2022, Apple finally gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming macOS update: macOS Ventura will ship in the Fall of 2022, but it’s already available as a developer beta (if you’re feeling adventurous). Read more...

This might be your moment to buy a smartwatch for tracking your outdoor runs and hikes. Amazon has the 40mm Bluetooth variant of Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 on sale for $179 in black and white colors. That's a substantial 28 percent off, and nearly as good as the all-time low price. There are modest discounts for 44mm and LTE versions, too, if you either prefer a larger dial or crave independence fr

Polestar 3 October•
Enlarge / This is our first look at an undisguised Polestar 3 SUV. Polestar has released the first image of its next production electric vehicle. It's called the Polestar 3, and it's the brand's first offering in the highly competitive SUV market. "Polestar 3 is the SUV for the electric age. Our design identity evolves with this high-end large luxury EV, with a strong, individual brand character.

Apple announced iOS 16 for the iPhone at WWDC 2022. As usual, this update is free and the release is expected in late September (2022). The update is packed with tweaks that will hopefully change the way you use your iPhone for the better. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Electric trucks are fast and have insane amounts of torque, which means they have some excellent tow ratings. If you’re interested in any of the exciting electric trucks available or coming soon and plan on doing “truck stuff,” you’ll want to know how much an electric truck can tow and how far. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

EU USB-C Apple 2024•
The European Union will require all mobile phones, tablets, and other electronic devices to have a USB-C charging port by the end of 2024, meaning Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad will have to ditch the company’s proprietary Lightning port. European policymakers have been keen for a single standard for more than a decade, citing significant amounts of electronic waste caused by unused c

Iman Vellani Marvel MCU•
Ms. Marvel doesn't even try to disguise the formulaic origin story anchoring its opening episodes on Disney+ . The tricky family dynamic, the low-rent costume, the deserted rooftop, the inevitable pop music-inflected training montage — it's all there. We've seen it play out on screen countless times, and more than once in the case of perennial faves like Spider-Man and Batman. But with Kamala Kha

16 Messages iMessage•
iOS 16 is packed full of major interface and feature changes, but only one will potentially alter the course of human communication: the ability to unsend, unread, and, most importantly, edit sent messages. For as long as we've had iPhones and Messages, we've shared untold numbers of tiny text messages full of malapropisms, embarrassing typos, and hilarious autocorrects. Message mistakes are so p

As of today, Delta has become the first of the “big three” US airlines to (quietly) introduce cold brew coffee onboard. All I can say is “woohoo,” and ask what took so long?! Delta now serving Explorer Cold Brew coffee As of June 7, 2022, Delta has started serving Explorer Cold Brew: This is initially being offered exclusively on premium transcontinental routes, including routes like Boston to Lo

There’s a big day coming up, and plenty of pressure on you to hand over a gift that somehow represents all of your love and appreciation. It may be called Father’s Day, but this is an event for you to say a loving thank you to whatever person held that special role in your life, irrespective of their gender. Thankfully, we've collated a list of the best tech gifts you can buy to at least go some

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The United States Supreme Court wants the Biden Administration’s take on whether or not civil litigation laws apply to the world’s most infamous surveillance for hire firm. Read more...

Dell has unveiled what could be one of the world’s most powerful Windows workstations , the Precision 7865 Tower, featuring the fastest x86 CPU to date, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX, a 64-core, 128-thread monster that should easily outpace whatever Intel has to offer. The latest member of the Precision family will excel at working with large databases, 3D rendering, compiling programs, a

All eyes were on WWDC 2022 to see if realityOS and Apple's big VR/AR news would take the spotlight, but news on the next-gen tech was weirdly absent.

Data Encryption QE•
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MongoDB claims its new “Queryable Encryption” lets users search their databases while sensitive data stays encrypted. Oh, and its cryptography is open source.

What’s clear after using the Surface Laptop Go 2 for the past week or so is that Microsoft was content with its first effort. This sophomore release is more refinement than renovation, a straightforward update with a new engine and a few goodies sprinkled in. Nothing that will make owners of the original model… Read more...

LFS Bank of America Lucid•
Lucid Group, which makes long-range, fast-charging luxury EVs, said on Tuesday it is joining with Bank of America to provide customer financing as one way to stand out in the crowded segment. The Lucid Financial Services digital platform provides “a flexible, fast and easy financing process” for leases and loans by enabling customers to complete their purchase online, from applying for financing

Ecuadorian payments infrastructure company Kushki has raised $100 million in an extension to its Series B round, more than doubling its valuation to $1.5 billion. The startup had raised $86 million in the first tranche of the financing in June of 2021 at a post-money valuation of $600 million. It has raised nearly $200 million since its 2017 inception, according to Crunchbase . Rai sing an extens

Amid a venture funding decline and dearth of IPO activity, startups have found a new way to occupy their time: buying other startups. The notion of startups acquiring other VC-backed companies is nothing new. Meta bought venture-backed Instagram a month before Facebook’s May 2012 IPO; food delivery company GrubHub merged with Seamless in 2013 when they were both still operating off venture fundin

As many millennials struggle to come up with the cash to buy their first home, plenty of other folks are looking to buy their second. Summer is squarely aimed at the latter group. Even for those affluent enough to think about a second home, there is still a tremendous amount of both cost and risk associated with that sort of purchase — enough to dissuade them from the move altogether. First world

Travel booking app Hopper announced today that it’s launching a number of new flexibility products that are designed to help customers save money on hotel, flight and car bookings. Hopper says that almost 60% of app customers purchase at least one fintech product when making a booking. The company says these new fintech products will give customers flexibility not just before a trip, but during i

At its annual MongoDB World conference , MongoDB today announced a series of updates to its eponymous database, including the addition of querying encrypted data without having to decrypt it first, columnstore indexing and a new SQL interface. But maybe most importantly, the company is using the event to talk about what it describes as its ‘developer data platform.’ As MongoDB’s recently-appointe

Spencer Dinwiddie Calaxy•
The success of websites like Cameo have shown that people want personalized interactions with celebrities and web3 companies are emerging to provide creators with a way to do that while valuing themselves, Solo Ceesay, co-founder of Calaxy, said to TechCrunch. Calaxy , a web3 social marketplace, has raised $26 million in strategic funding co-led by Animoca Brands and HBAR Foundation with support

Asda Uber Eats UK 405•
Uber Eats, the food delivery arm of Uber, is launching nationwide shipping, a new product that will allow customers across the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii, to get specialty food delivered from select merchants in New York City, Miami and Los Angeles. This new feature comes a couple of weeks after Uber announced a slew of products under both its ride-hail and delivery platforms aimed at targ

Canix today is announcing a $10m raise from venture capitalists. The company sees using the capital to expand throughout the United States and Canada, allowing it to scale its cultivation forecasting and production planning ERP platform to meet market-specific regulations. The round was led by an unannounced firm — one that wishes not to be disclosed. Other investors include Altair V.C., Cathexis

Is your iPhone or Android smartphone not charging when you plug it in? Worried it might be the end for your beloved gadget? Run through our checklist of troubleshooting tips to get to the bottom of the issue. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Microsoft Laptop 2•
The Surface Laptop Go line holds an interesting position in Microsoft’s notebook lineup. It’s not quite as cheap or portable as the Surface Go 3 and it’s not as powerful or flexible as the Surface Studio . But a recent component refresh has added new life to a very travel-friendly system. Starting at $600, the Surface Laptop Go 2 costs $50 more than the outgoing model. That gets you an 11th-gen I

Uber Eats has launched a new nationwide US shipping service that lets you order products from several cities, widely expanding your range of dining choices. "Whether you want to send dad BBQ for an upcoming Father’s Day gift or want to celebrate date night with your favorite dish from The Big Apple, it’s never been easier for Uber Eats consumers than with Nationwide shipping," the company wrote.

Perhaps you have noticed that I have been thinking and writing about ice cream an awful lot. Hot weather calls for cold treats, and though I (a Pacific Northwest dweller) am still lacking consistent access to the sun, I know that it’s hot somewhere, and knowing that is enough. Read more...

The Philippines reopened its borders to tourists and eliminated the quarantine mandate for vaccinated travelers. Why not scratch that itch and book yourself a trip to this popular Southeast Asia destination? This latest deal is for flights to the Philippines’ capital city Manila and Cebu from U.S. departure cities Los Angeles, Miami, Newark and New York City. We came across some strong discounts

Apple Pay Later iPhone•
The tech giant is introducing the controversial service as part of its iOS 16 update.

Apple Ios 16 Security•
Apple has upped its security game with a new service that will push critical security updates to users faster. Revealed during WWDC 2022 , the new Rapid Security Response, which is being prepared for iPhones, iPads, and Mac endpoints , will help ensure the latest updates are deployed quicker than ever before. While details are scarce, we do know that Apple will stop bundling security updates with

AH Apple Meta Quest VR•
Meta’s Oculus mobile app is about to become a much better fitness companion. Once you’ve downloaded the latest updates you’ll find all of your Move goals and data are not only stored in your Meta Quest 2 headset but in your smartphone app as well. Move is a great free fitness app for Meta’s Quest 2 headsets that tracks your activity in VR. Once switched on it runs in the background while you play

The importance of last-mile delivery, or the movement of goods from a shipping hub to their final destination, came into sharp focus during the pandemic. Statista projects that ecommerce will drive the global last-mile delivery market to double to more than $200 billion by 2027. But as last-mile deliveries of essentials continue to increase, so, too, do customers’ expectations. According to an An

Amazon has brought back a good deal on a bundle that gives you a Nintendo Switch Online subscription plus a microSD card. Normally priced at $70, the pack is now down to $35 and includes a 12-month Switch Online Family membership (delivered via digital code) and a 128GB SanDisk microSD card that you can use with your console. Buy Switch Online + microSD card bundle at Amazon - $35 Nintendo has ad

There are plenty of different ways to use your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points — most notably, for reward flights. However, sometimes you can get the best value from those points by upgrading a flight. For news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for TPG’s daily newsletter . In This Post Eligible flights You can upgrade your flight operated by Virgin Atlantic , subject to award avail

Do you “feel” like your age? Our culture, families, and friends help us create an idea of what “being 25” or “being 40” or “being 60” should look like, but the truth is, there is no one way to define what a person should have accomplished by a given age. Still, you might feel uncomfortable if your perception of… Read more...

EU European Union Common•
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European Union co-legislators have reached provisional agreement on a common charging solutions for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other small and medium sized electronics — some 15 different categories in all — agreeing that, by autumn 2024, USB Type C will be the common charging port for in scope devices. Laptop makers have been given a little longer to implement the common charging solution

Apple Xcode Cloud D. Mode•
At its last WWDC, Apple announced Xcode Cloud, its continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD) for building apps for all of its platforms into beta. While the company opened up the service to more developers over the course of the last year, Xcode Cloud remained in beta. Now, at this year’s WWDC, Apple is taking the beta label off the service and making it generally available to all devel

No running at the Pool of Radiance. No rough-housing. No diving. Adventurers should not enter the Pool of Radiance alone, as it is guarded by a bronze dragon possessed by the evil spirit Tyranthraxus. Children should not enter the Pool area either, no matter how many adults are accompanying, because you will all be… Read more...

the Polestar 3 2022•
Polestar released teaser images Tuesday for its first battery-electric SUV, the Polestar 3, which will make its global debut in October. The teaser shows a sleek, four-passenger SUV with a panoramic sunroof that stretches from windshield to rear spoiler and a bold taillight design. The Polestar 3, which will be built at the Volvo plant in Charleston, South Carolina, later this year, is the third

Changes are coming to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program, and it’s not good news. Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer 2022 devaluation The Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program will be devalued as of this summer. With this, we’ll see award redemption and upgrade rates on Singapore Airlines increased across the board, as well as on Star Alliance partners. On top of that, Singapore Airlines will be m

This is today’s edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging Anyone who has more money than they know what to do with eventually tries to cure aging. Google founder Larry Page has tried it. Jeff Bezos has tried it. Tech billionaires Larry

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

New Cause Square Enix•
The next entry in chaotic open-world series Just Cause is in development at Square Enix, as confirmed in an offhand comment by the publisher’s president in a recent financial earnings report. The position of the Just Cause series has been somewhat uncertain after Square Enix announced last month it had sold several of its Western studios to video game holding company Embracer Group. That included

When buying online, you don’t get the opportunity to pick up items and look at them, but nfinite is working to change the way products are visualized online so they seem more real. The company, headquartered in France, has developed a SaaS-based visual e-merchandising platform with tools for creating 3D images for e-commerce. Based on nfinite’s performance in the past year, this is an area ripe f

TikTok Bitmoji Avatars•
TikTok announced today that it’s launching a new Avatars feature that is designed to help users showcase their individuality on the app. The launch makes TikTok the latest social media app to add an avatar feature, as it now joins the likes of Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and more. You can access the new avatar feature by opening the TikTok camera and navigating to the effects section in the app

Castor , a data catalog platform, today announced that it raised $23.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Blossom with participation from Frst and angel investors including Florian Douetteau, the founder of Dataiku. CEO and co-founder Tristan Mayer said that the proceeds will be put toward expanding the company’s 25-person workforce with a particular emphasis on the marketing and sales de

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A small group of schizophrenia researchers thinks that personal narratives can tell us what test scores and brain scans can’t.

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If you’re an audio nerd who has been craving the convenience of wireless earbuds, this premium pair is the pick for you.

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Community members’ relationships to smartphones or the internet reflect local values and nuances of group identity.

Some people suggest messaging Delta rather than calling when it's impossible to get through but that can be just as futile, as one passenger who took to social media explained after being told of a more than 11 hour wait time to connect with an agent. Continue reading ...

TikTok Bitmoji Apple•
TikTok will allow users to create and customize animated avatars to star in their videos. The feature, officially called TikTok Avatars , is a lot like Snapchat’s Bitmoji or Apple’s Memoji characters. Users can customize the look of their avatar by changing its appearance, clothing and other characteristics like piercings and hair texture. The app will have ready-made templates that can be tweake

Fuel cells were once touted as the ultimate high-tech solution to short laptop battery life, but nearly two decades later we still don’t have them and it seems we never will. What happened to this promising computer power source? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

You might well spend a lot of time scrolling through social media feeds—but have you checked the state of your own profile pages lately? From Twitter to Slack, these profiles tell the rest of the world (or the office) about you, and it’s important that they’re consistent, up to date, and showing you in your best light. Read more...

You can get Anker's power banks , cables and other charging accessories for up to 40 percent off only for today at Amazon. The brand's pint-sized 30-watt Nano II charger that's powered by GaN technology, for instance, is currently listed for $23.80. That's the lowest price we've seen for the device, which typically sells for $30. Since it's powered by GaN technology that replaces silicon with gal

Apple Headset Kuo 2023•
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Apple's WWDC 2022 wasn't short on updates. In fact, by the time Craig Federighi started explaining the minutiae of the new iPadOS , only the most ardent Apple fans were able to pay attention. One feature, as well as one device, was nowhere to be seen, though: Apple's rumored mixed reality glasses and the accompanying realityOS (again, a rumored name). A little background. We've heard rumors and r

Anyone who has more money than they know what to do with eventually tries to cure aging. Google founder Larry Page has tried it . Jeff Bezos has tried it . Tech billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have tried it . Now the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has about as much money as all of them put together, is going to try it. The Saudi royal family has started a not-for-profit organization ca

Lowe American Airlines•
According to a shocking new lawsuit filed on Monday, a man spent 17 days in jail because American Airlines wrongly accused him of a crime he had never even heard of… 14 months after the fact. American Airlines wrongly accuses traveler of theft This incident initially dates back to May 2020, when Michael Lowe was connecting in Dallas (DFW) while enroute from Flagstaff (FLG) to Reno (RNO). At the s

Nvidia Rtx 4080 4060•
Nvidia’s RTX 4080 graphics card could crank up power usage to 100W more than the RTX 3080, if the GPU grapevine is on the money. This latest rumor about next-gen Lovelace GPUs comes off the back of a great deal of speculation on the topic of power consumption (or TGP), and Twitter-based leaker Kopite7kimi now believes that the RTX 4080 will demand 420W from the power supply (PSU). Possible RTX 40

Apple 16 M2 MacBook Air•
Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, an event you should, out of principle, refuse to call Dub Dub, has kicked off. The show started with the customary lengthy keynote showing off all the new software and hardware Apple wants you to get excited about. Including the launch of Apple’s second-generation of homegrown silicon, the M2. The M2 is very much an evolution of its immediate predecessor ,

Fitness 16 Apple iPhone•
In among all the big and exciting WWDC 2022 announcements, we were disappointed to learn that there wouldn't be much of an upgrade to tvOS on the Apple TV 4K … but it turns out that there actually will be one major upgrade, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad, too. According to FlatpanelsHD , Apple has confirmed that HDR10+ support is coming to Apple TV 4K, as well as Apple's other devices with HD

Business comms and support company GoTo is entering the security tools market with new features and services for its Resolve product. The company said that Resolve will be getting new antivirus capabilities in the summer of 2022, helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) protect their endpoints from viruses, malware , ransomware, and sophisticated online threats. GoTo says the new features

Capcom Showcase June•
Following big announcements at Sony's State of Play conference, Capcom has confirmed it's also hosting a showcase next week. Simply called the Capcom Showcase, it's promising "around 35 minutes of news and in-depth updates on previously announced Capcom titles". Likely, that'll include Street Fighter 6 and Resident Evil 4 Remake, both recently seen during the June 2022 State of Play presentation.

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Polestar 3 October•
We got our first, camouflaged glimpse of Polestar's next EV back in December . We'll have to wait until October, however, to see the rest. The company announced on Tuesday that it will officially reveal the Polestar 3 later this fall. This EV SUV is not only Polestar's first SUV, it's also the company's first vehicle to be produced (at least partially) in the US. What's more, it will be the first

The new centre aims to boost UK's security through building expertise in cutting-edge technology.

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A public awareness campaign launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hoping to spread awareness that “investing is not a game,” seems to have hit poorly among its intended audience. The federal agency put out YouTube videos and an online quiz à la BuzzFeed to convey risks associated with digital assets… Read more...

Finding and affording child care is one of the biggest challenges parents face. Kinside makes the process easier by not only providing a marketplace of verified carers, but also helping parents tap into their flexible spending accounts (FSA) and other benefits to afford care. Today, the company announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding, in a round led entirely by mothers. They inclu

OpenInfra Foundation•
The OpenInfra Foundation , the open-source foundation that used to be the OpenStack Foundation until it expanded its scope beyond its flagship project a few years ago, today announced an interesting new way for companies to fund open-source projects inside the foundation. Traditionally, corporate members of open-source foundations support the organization by paying a membership fee, which, for th

Gatik Sam’s Club Dallas•
Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the “middle mile,” will start using its self-driving trucks this summer to deliver Georgia-Pacific paper goods like Dixie cups and Northern Quilt toilet paper to several dozen Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. The deliveries, which are slated to begin in July, are part of a multi-year commercial partnership with Georgia Pacific and

Work Years•
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Whether you’re hybrid or at the home office full-time, here’s what you can do to focus your energy, connect meaningfully, and use flexibility to your advantage.

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Let's just say Amazon can send superheroes where Marvel can't. We talked to the showrunner about how that scene from the third season opener came to be.

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Scientists are using genomics to create high-protein soybeans and peas. Their aim? To make meat and milk substitutes that can rival the real thing.

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Apps collect sensitive data that could be subpoenaed by law enforcement or sold by data brokers.

Modern electric vehicles (EVs) will last quite a while on their stock battery pack, but eventually they’ll degrade and need to be replaced. The prospect of a replacement might make you hesitant about buying an EV, so what will a replacement actually run you, and how can you avoid needing one? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Apple iOS 16 Security•
Security is a moving target, and Apple’s latest security release aims to respond better to that: to keep iPhones and Macs up to date with new security fixes, it’s launching Rapid Security Response, which will apply security updates to devices on the fly, outside of version updates for iOS. The feature was announced at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and it appears to already be live in

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It's not a big ask. We want our TV shows to reflect the wondrous, diverse world that we all live in. In order to celebrate and champion the pan-Asian diaspora onscreen, we need representation offscreen too — and that means getting behind writers, directors, and showrunners dedicated to representing Asian stories with authenticity and nuance. In no particular order, here are some top notch TV show

F-150 Ford Lightning•
Ford’s first all-electric pick-up truck, the F-150 Lightning, has finally begun hitting driveways in the US – and owners are finding an unexpected accessory in the delivery box. One of the Lightning's most impressive features is its bidirectional charging capacity – i.e. its ability to send power to other electric Ford models or even an entire home. However, according to recent posts on the Light

Apple 16 Feature M1 iPad•
At Apple's WWDC conference on June 6, iPadOS 16 was announced with a focus on desktop-class features, something that users have been asking for, for years with the iPad. The main feature from this was Stage Manager, which enables an iPad to use up to four apps at once, and you can resize these apps in any size you want, finally bringing windowed apps to the tablet. Another benefit to this also en

Attack Surface Control•
, as the expanding attack surface makes risk management a major challenge. Surveying more than 6,000 IT and business decision-makers in 29 countries for its latest report, Trend Micro said 73% of respondents are worried about the growing attack surface. More than a third (37%) said their attack surface is “constantly evolving and messy”, while just half (51%) were able to fully define its borders

EU European Union Common•
Europe has reached a deal to make USB-C a common charger for all phones and electronic devices, with the aim to reduce e-waste and inconvenience with incompatible chargers. "Under the new rules, consumers will no longer need a different charging device and cable every time they purchase a new device, and can use one single charger for all of their small and medium-sized portable electronic device

When I first saw this story a couple of days ago, I assumed this was an isolated incident, and that there’s no way the airline would come out in favor of this policy. But nope, this is apparently legit. Ryanair’s attempt to combat fraudulent South African passports Ryanair, Europe’s largest low cost carrier, has been taking a controversial approach to combatting passport fraud. Specifically, for

Location Data Privacy•
After years of fizzled talks and stalled negotiations on a federal data privacy bill, House and Senate committee leaders finally set aside enough of their differences to release a draft of a new bipartisan tech privacy bill this past Friday. Read more...

Apple HomePod 16 Beta•
At Apple's annual big-reveal WWDC 2022 conference, Tim Cook's behemoth has released the first beta of iOS 16 to developers. Cue in-depth analysis on the plethora of fresh features (including reworked notifications that don't impinge on your lock screen photo, which is also far more customizable is general) and, most excitingly for HomePod lovers, the first proof from Apple of a new HomePod model…

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As its title suggests, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a movie that's about a lot . There's a rampaging auditor, a family in crisis, a multiverse in peril, meta-references to Crazy Rich Asians and Temple of Doom , and an everything bagel that truly contains everything, including hot dog fingers. But beneath all the purposefully overwhelming spectacle, this critically heralded action-comedy i

16 Nintendo P. Controller•
Support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Cons have been discovered in the latest iOS 16 developer beta. With a public beta happening next month, it might not be long before you can try out Nintendo's bespoke controllers on your iPhone for yourself. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con support were spotted by developer Riley Testut in the latest iOS 16 developer beta, among all

16 Nintendo P. Controller•
Yesterday at WWDC 2022 , Apple discussed how iOS 16 would improve the gaming experience with updated Metal 3 graphics , Game Center improvements and more. Now, it looks like iOS 16 will offer support for more third-party gaming controllers as well, most notably Nintendo's Joy-Con and Pro controllers, 9to5Mac has reported. Developer Riley Testut found that he could play games with Nintendo Switch

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I just wanted to be a scientist, not a trailblazer. But in my field, people like me are anomalies—and we face constant scrutiny for our race and gender.

Pixel Feature Drop•
All eyes are on Apple right now, as the company has just unveiled its next big iPhone software update, iOS 16 . But Apple isn’t the only company with new software to show off, as Google has quietly rolled out its June Feature Drop for Pixel phones – and it comes with some eye-catching improvements of its own. The headline upgrade is perhaps the improvements to Google’s At a Glance widget, which m

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