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7KFuturism / 14h
Star Gymnastics NASA's revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope just dropped an amazing new image of the "Cartwheel Galaxy" in greater detail than ever seen before. In a statement , NASA described how the telescope "peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy," which has an active black hole at its center — and happens to closely resemble a wagon wheel as well. As the European Space Agency note
300+SlashGear / 15h
Volkswagen has a prototype of a flying car that's able to carry four people and fly autonomously. Good luck getting a ride, though, unless you're super rich.
1KGizmodo / 11h
Winamp died ! And then it came back ! Then it died again ! And now it’s back once again , as the first release candidate of the re-resurrected Winamp 5.9 has been made available for download to a new generation who years ago transitioned away from MP3 files to streaming services. Read more...
Mashable / now
Another day, another crypto hack – and I do mean that literally. Just a day after a massive hack resulted in roughly $190 million of crypto assets missing from Ronin crypto bridge , Solana users appear to be targeted by a widespread hack, with crypto assets being drained from their wallets. The details of the hack are unclear at this point, though it appears that some users of software Solana wal
TechCrunch / 18min
Uber is testing adding train and coach travel to its app in the UK so customers can book longer distance ground travel via a fully integrated tie-up with Berlin-based multimodal travel platform, Omio . The latter has built up its own consumer facing apps for booking intercity and international travel, across a wide variety of supported transport options, over almost a decade of operations. But, i
TechCrunch / 36min
Uber’s ride with Zomato has concluded. The ride-hailing firm sold its 7.8% stake of the lossmaking Indian food delivery firm on Wednesday for over $390 million, a person familiar with the matter said, becoming the latest large institutional investor to offload its shares. The U.S. firm, which reported a net loss of $2.6 billion for the second quarter, sold its entire Zomato holding on Indian exch
It's back to school time. We know this because stores have boxed up swimwear and pool gear and replaced it with oversized composition notebooks, and boat-sized pencils strung from the ceiling. Online images depicting young people enjoying technology were swapped for those showing students hunched over laptops and tablets. The business of fun replaced with the business of learning. With my childre
Engadget / 1h
In the latest in what seems to be a string of challenges the company has to grapple with, Robinhood's crypto division has been slapped with a $30 million fine by the New York State Department of Financial Services. It's the first crypto-focused enforcement action by the regulator, which has issued the multimillion dollar penalty against Robinhood for what it says are violations against the state'
Samsung and iFixit have finally launched their self-repair program, allowing owners of a phone from the Galaxy S20 and S21 lines as well as the Tab S7 Plus to buy replacement parts. The initial announcement of the self-repair program was made back in late March , and not much has changed since. Across the three product lines , you’ll be able to purchase repair kits for the screen and battery, cha
Microsoft has laid into Activision Blizzard's games in a bid to push through its planned acquisition of the mega-publisher. After the tech giant announced its intention to purchase Activision Blizzard earlier this year, competition regulators have begun scrutinizing the buyout. In a recent clearance application submitted to the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Microsoft tried to justify the acqui
ByteDance could once again be coming for Meta’s lunch if reports that it’s preparing to launch two new Pico 4 VR headsets are true. The main (read: only) name in VR right now is Meta, thanks entirely to the hugely popular Oculus Quest 2 . While we believe the Valve Index is the best VR headset in the world, the Quest 2 still packs a punch and costs less than half what the Index does – and is even
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Ultiself Biohacker Routine Planner App is on sale for £15.57, saving you 88% on list price. What would it take for you to consider yourself healthy? Developing a healthy routine is hard, but you don’t have to work from scratch. Ultiself Biohacker Routine Planner App is a habit builder app that works kind of like a personal coach to help you work toward a heal
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can quickly unblock U.S. Netflix from the UK. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £84.44 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. You do not need to be a masterful hacker to access U.S. Netflix from the UK. Instead, all you need is a VPN. We know that's not quite as exciting as the idea of cracking Netflix's code to break into
TechCrunch / 3h
Bluecopa , an Indian startup building a finance operations automation platform for high-volume companies, has raised $2.3 million to expand its offering in the global market. The seed funding round was led by Mumbai-headquartered Blume Ventures, with participation from Titan Capital, T-Fund, Speciale Invest, Bharat Founders Fund, T2D3, Amplify and Force Ventures. It was also joined by Chargebee f
30Wired / 3h
As the post-Roe era underscores the risks of digital surveillance, a new survey shows that teens face increased monitoring from teachers—and police.
It is Wednesday, my dudes, and there's a fresh Wordle to help you through any hump day blues! If you get stuck, that's where our daily Wordle help can come in handy. The answer to the August 3 Wordle, puzzle #410, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and as you scroll down, you'll see we've gathered a
UPDATE: A new report from Variety suggests that the decision to shelve Batgirl may have been made due to tax purposes rather than the alleged poor quality of the film. It's said that Batgirl did not fit the studio's new strategy regarding superhero tentpole films, feeling "neither big enough to feel worthy of a major theatrical release nor small enough to make economic sense in an increasingly cu
28BBC News - Technology / 4h
Renate Nyborg's exit is part of a major shake-up of the dating app's management and strategy.
Microsoft has revealed some new Windows 11 features for Insiders that improve Android gaming on the platform, including several involving controllers.
Another Galaxy Watch 5 leak has surfaced, this one teasing some good news about the upcoming model's charging capabilities, though questions remain.
Today's Wordle puzzle involves another commonly used word, though the unusual starting letter may make things tricky, and that's why we have hints.
TechCrunch / 6h
Autonomous trucking company TuSimple used its second-quarter earnings call to address an April crash during which one of the company’s autonomous trucks suddenly veered across the I-10 highway in Tuscon, slamming into a concrete barricade. The crash first came to light via a YouTube video that showed footage of the crash along with a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FM
If you regularly use Outlook, you may experience an annoying bug that has a particularly sneaky cause... especially if you happen to use Uber, too.
You've likely heard about VR use in hospitals to help calm anxiety, but it has far greater potential as demonstrated by its role in a groundbreaking surgery.
If you want a more effective solution to protect your car's surface, you can try using a ceramic coating.
Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / NYC Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic sign is displayed on August 2 in The Bronx borough of New York. Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency because of Monkeypox, allowing him to suspend certain laws and regulations to enact rules and policies aimed at combatting the fast-spreading virus. (credit: Getty | View press ) As global monkeypox cases continue to climb, health officials are inve
21Ars Technica / 7h
Real-time video capturing the stretching of an 8×6-inch structural color pattern that features a flower bouquet in homage to 19th-century physicist Gabriel Lippmann’s work. Real-time video capturing the stretching of an 8×6-inch structural color pattern that features a flower bouquet in homage to 19th-century physicist Gabriel Lippmann’s work. The bright iridescent colors in butterfly wings or be
47Futurism / 7h
Luxury jewelry maker Tiffany, the storied namesake of the classic flick "Breakfast at Tiffany's," is launching an "exclusive" line of wildly expensive and incredibly ugly CryptoPunk-inspired pendants called NFTiffs — and we have no idea who could possibly want to buy one. "We're taking NFTs to the next level," the brand wrote in a Sunday tweet . "Exclusive to CryptoPunks holders, NFTiff transform
71BBC News - Technology / 7h
Rising prices did not deter travellers, the lodging website said.
100+BBC News - Technology / 7h
The ride-hailing app had been facing a driver shortage, leading to long waiting times for customers.
Gizmodo / 7h
With House of the Dragon coming to HBO in just a few short weeks, the company has finally upgraded its parent show to the technical big leagues. As of August 1, HBO Max has upgraded all eight (yes, eight, unfortunately) seasons of Game of Thrones in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos, the best… Read more...
500+Futurism / 8h
Coronal Ejections We don't wanna freak you out or anything — but there's about to be a massive gas ejection from the Sun's coronal hole. But we promise, it's not as bad as it sounds. As SpaceWeather reports , "gaseous material is [flowing] from a southern hole in the Sun's atmosphere," and it's going to hit Earth's atmosphere on August 3. Fortunately, as gross as that sounds, these kinds of geoma
TechCrunch / 8h
Ro’s co-founder and chief growth officer Rob Schutz is stepping back from his current role and will stay involved with the digital health company in an advisory role, TechCrunch has learned. The shift comes just weeks after Ro cut 18% of its staff to “manage expenses, increase the efficiency of our organization and better map our resources to our current strategy,” leadership wrote in an e-mail o
TechCrunch / 8h
Spur Capital Partners , an investor in venture capital funds, is out to raise $200 million for its seventh core fund. S o far, it has secured nearly $74 million to bet on early-stage VCs, per a securities filing . Who or what is Spur betting on, exactly? Over the years, the investor claims it has indirectly backed dozens of high-flying tech and life science firms at the early stage, including hos
SlashGear / 8h
There's a way to set up your Android to integrate with Google Maps in the event that your phone goes missing or is stolen.
45Gizmodo / 8h
And on this day the Stranger Things writers began to run up that hill of writing the final season of Netflix and the Duffer Brothers ’ hit series. They presented a whiteboard so maybe they’re just getting their stretches in before the trek. The logo is looking pretty good at least. Read more...
Ars Technica / 8h
Various Daylife Enlarge / Art from Various Daylife , one of the games that left Apple Arcade in August 2022. (credit: https://variousdaylife.square-enix-games.com ) Several games that were previously available as part of the Apple Arcade subscription service have been removed. Fifteen titles have been dropped, and all of them are games that were introduced in the early days of the service. Since
26TechCrunch / 8h
Y Combinator says it has intentionally shrunk the number of startups within its accelerator for the Summer 2022 batch. As first reported by The Information and independently verified by TechCrunch, Y Combinator’s Summer 2022 cohort — currently in action — boasts nearly 250 companies, down 40% from the previous cohort, which landed at 414 companies. Y Combinator’s head of communications, Lindsay A
100+Futurism / 9h
Space Babysitter NASA is now requiring civilians to be accompanied by a former NASA astronaut when taking private spaceflight trips to the International Space Station. The space agency quietly announced the rule change on August 1, following private spaceflight company Axiom Space's first trip to the station back in April. The mission had former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría lead a three-p
TechCrunch / 9h
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 . The SEC leapt in this week, charging 11 people associated with Forsage, which the government watchdog says was running a pyramid scheme . I’m not one to embrace drama, but I also can’t wait for some of these stories to show up as Netflix documentary series. This pa
One Mile at a Time / 9h
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that racists like this exist, though I am surprised that people would act this way so openly, especially while on the job? Who am I kidding, unfortunately that’s not surprising nowadays either, as much as I wish it were. Marriott folio contains racist Asian slur On June 13, 2022, a couple spent a night at the Courtyard by Marriott in York, Pennsylvania. Things tur
48Wired / 9h
Roman Sterlingov, accused of laundering $336 million, is proclaiming his innocence—and challenging a key investigative tool.
Tinder to kill virtual currency, metaverse plans amid Match Group earnings loss; Tinder loses its CEO
23TechCrunch / 9h
Dating giant Match Group announced a series of changes to Tinder’s management team alongside the announcement of disappointing second-quarter earnings on Tuesday. Notably, Tinder CEO Renate Nyborg will be departing the company after less than a year in the top job. Match Group is also killing Tinder’s plans to adopt new technology, like virtual currencies and metaverse-based dating . In a shareho
71Gizmodo / 9h
Pieces of debris found on Australian farmland are suspected of originating from a SpaceX mission that launched nearly two years ago. It seems likely that the parts belong to SpaceX, but the private space company has yet to own up to the fallen remnants. Read more...
75Gizmodo / 9h
The Webb Space Telescope team has unveiled the latest image from the observatory, and it’s a gorgeous portrait of the Cartwheel Galaxy, a dazzling object 500 million light-years away that formed from the high-speed collision of two galaxies. Read more...
Engadget / 9h
For the second time this year, Robinhood is cutting its headcount. On Tuesday, the company announced it would lay off 23 percent of its workforce. According to CEO Vlad Tenev, the cuts will affect every part of Robinhood’s business but will primarily target the company’s “operations, marketing and program management functions.” Tenev blamed a deteriorating macro environment for the decision, poin
Lifehacker / 9h
One of the most devastating lessons of early childhood is that you sometimes have to apologize even when you’re not sorry. These days, you might not be snatching a toy from another kid just because you decided they had it long enough, but that doesn’t make having to force an apology any easier. Here’s how to do it and… Read more...
Sometimes you'll need your IP address, and fortunately, it's very simple to find it on your Android phone or tablet. Here are a few of the easiest methods.
The 2022 Genesis G80 Sport brings a handsome midsize sedan whose cabin specs should send Audi, BMW, and Mercedes back to the drawing board.
Logitech has teamed up with Tencent to launch a new handheld gaming device, one that will rely on cloud-based gaming platforms from NVIDIA and Xbox.
Insta360 is the latest company to introduce a webcam that leverages AI to offer advanced features, including the ability to track you while moving around.
21SlashGear / 9h
As one of the biggest trends in the automotive world, EVs have generated quite the buzz -- but there's more to them that you might not know about.
30TechCrunch / 9h
Are crypto integrations by household name brands and sports teams evidence of increasing use cases for digital assets and cryptocurrencies — or more of a marketing ploy? This week, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and FC Barcelona all dove deeper into the crypto sphere with partnerships in the digital asset world. Tiffany launched NFTiffs — it’ll sell 250 NFTs for about 30 ether, around $50,000, to CryptoPun
200+TechCrunch / 9h
It’s been a volatile year for retail investment behemoth Robinhood . The fintech company is slashing 23% of its workforce , as first reported by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by TechCrunch. The layoff comes just three months after Robinhood cut 9% of full-time staff. At the time of its last layoffs in late April, it is believed that Robinhood had about 3,100 employees after letting go of
TechCrunch / 9h
Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget . More posts by this contributor Volocopter’s longer-range drone taxi completes its first test flights Lucid recalls all of its 2022 Air EVs due to wiring issues Chevy offered rebates to Bolt EV owners who bought their cars just before a 2023 model price drop , but that discount comes with a large catch. Jalopnik and Autoblog
Thousands of apps are leaking Twitter API keys, giving attackers the chance to completely take over those accounts, and use them for identity theft or other types of cyber-fraud. The findings come courtesy of cybersecurity experts CloudSEK, which found a total of 3,207 mobile apps leaking valid Consumer Keys, as well as Consumer Secrets, for the Twitter API. Various mobile apps offer integration
One Mile at a Time / 10h
Chase has a great portfolio of credit cards that can potentially earn Ultimate Rewards points , and two of my favorites are the Chase Freedom Flex SM Credit Card and Chase Freedom Unlimited® . In this post I wanted to take an in-depth look at the two cards, and which makes the most sense based on your situation. If you want to learn more about the individual cards: Here’s a detailed review of the
76View from the Wing / 10h
The American Airlines Boeing 737-800, came in from Miami on Monday night. It was scheduled to fly as American Airlines 2036 from New York LaGuardia to Charlotte on Tuesday morning. That didn't quite happen. Instead, a tug got caught underneath the aircraft. It's amazing and cringeworthy to watch at the same time. Thankfully everyone involved is ok. Continue reading ...
Ars Technica / 10h
Sims 4 Enlarge / Look, we had to see this shot from a Sims 4 "male pregnancy" mod while researching this story, so now you do, too! Last month, EA published an update formalizing its policy that mods for The Sims 4 "cannot be sold, licensed, or rented for a fee." But the publisher tells Ars that there is still one important exception that should ensure many Sims modders can continue to make signi
Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Craig Wright, self-declared inventor of bitcoin, center, arrives at federal court with his attorney Andres Rivero, right, in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, June 28, 2019. (credit: Bloomberg / Contributor | Bloomberg ) In 2016, when Craig Wright promised to provide “extraordinary proof” that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he was met with a lot of skepticism. Some had doubt
1KGizmodo / 10h
You’re never going to see that new Batgirl movie . According to reports, Warner Bros. has decided to cancel the nearly finished project and not release it either in theaters or on HBO Max, which was the original plan . Read more...
45Gizmodo / 10h
It turns out that breaking an encryption algorithm meant to withstand the most powerful cyberattacks imaginable might not be as tough as we’d been led to believe. In a paper published over the weekend, researchers demonstrated that a PC with a single-core processor (weaker than a decent laptop) could break a … Read more...
Lifehacker / 10h
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the year’s best-reviewed Nintendo Switch games, thanks to its deep combat, sweeping story, and giant world that’s fun to explore. The game is engrossing from the moment you start, but there’s a way to get even more immersed in this epic JRPG. Read more...
500+Futurism / 10h
Blowhole Energy Generating power from ocean waves isn’t exactly a new idea. Many have tried to turn the movement of waves into a renewable form of energy with varying degrees of success. For one, conditions have to be just right to harvest significant amounts of energy. But Australian company Wave Swell Energy (WSE) claims to have the ultimate solution with its UniWave 200 prototype, a transporta
Futurism / 10h
If you’re slumping over a computer all day, an ergonomic mouse can be an integral part of managing carpal tunnel and other overuse injuries. An ergonomic take on the standard mouse design puts your hand, wrist, and elbow in a position that supports long-term health. These mice vary from basic and simple to advanced gaming mice with buttons, scrolling wheels, and rollerballs that let you do more w
200+The Points Guy / 10h
France has abolished all COVID-19-related travel restrictions on entering the country, opening the gates to Francophiles after an especially tumultuous pandemic. As of Aug. 1, international travelers no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or recovery from the virus when crossing France’s border. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . How
ExpressVPN, our highest rated VPN , has released the latest version of its Mac program. ExpressVPN for Mac is now designed to work natively on newer devices with M1 or M2 chips without first being translated by a third-party program. According to ExpressVPN , the app “works even more seamlessly on the newest Mac computer model, allowing users to enjoy a performance boost along with lower battery
94Gizmodo / 10h
You remember the job the 10-year-old you thought would be the best work ever, like professional video game tester (reality later proved it wasn’t such a perfect dream ) or how about professional candy taste tester? Yeah, well now that you think about it, eating candy all day sounds like a really terrible idea… oh,… Read more...
The Points Guy / 10h
Listen up, because for two days you can score deals on nonstop JetBlue flights using the code FALLSALE. When you spend $50 or more on airfare in one direction, JetBlue will take $25 off of that price for travel booked by midnight Aug. 3. Although JetBlue advertises this deal for discounted one-way flights, you can stack two one-way flights to make a round-trip flight and get the discount. This is
Lifehacker / 10h
Monkeypox is now definitively more widespread than just a few cases , with New York, California, and Illinois declaring emergencies and the World Health Organization calling it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Read more...
38Wired / 10h
An experiment shows that overworked judges turn to the crowdsourced encyclopedia for guidance when making legal decisions.
Engadget / 10h
Cryptocurrency hacks are all too common, but they've rarely been quite so anarchic as the latest example. As The Verge notes , Nomad has confirmed that its cryptocurrency bridge (a service that lets you swap tokens between blockchains) was the victim of an August 1st "incident" where a slew of hackers stole nearly $200 million in funds. As Paradigm researcher Samczsun explained , the intruders to
58The Points Guy / 10h
If you have an American Express credit card , you have access to multiple benefits at this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament. Some perks are practical, like a free checked bag at the security checkpoints. Other perks are reserved for certain cardholders, including access to a pop-up Centurion Lounge . If you’re planning a visit to the U.S. Open — which runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 11 — this news also c
Bounty , an online service that helps TikTok creators monetize brand reviews and recommendations, announced today it closed on a $4.7 million seed round led by early-stage consumer tech VC firm M13. The new service, currently in beta, is designed for everyday TikTok users — not just professional creators — who want to earn money by reviewing brands’ products. To sign up, customers enter their pho
33Gizmodo / 11h
In the 35 years since the release of Predator , Hollywood has continually struggled to make a good sequel. Sure, the second one is okay and the ideas behind some of the others—like going to other planets and crossing over with Alien —are good, but overall, it’s rarely, if ever, panned out . So if audiences are skeptical… Read more...
Back at the 2020 edition of The Game Awards, we learned about We Are OFK , a new project from Hyper Light Drifter co-designer Teddy Dief and their collaborators at Team OFK. It was supposed to debut in spring 2021 but, as has been the way of things for the last few years, it was delayed. Now, We Are OFK finally has a release date. Or, more accurately, release dates , since it's an episodic series
200+The Points Guy / 11h
Sustainability isn’t the only reason I decline daily housekeeping. The pandemic changed housekeeping at some hotels forever, with certain properties now offering, at best, daily service on request. At worst, some hotels no longer have housekeeping at all. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . Sustainability
75Gizmodo / 11h
Isn’t it annoying when your friends borrow your private jet and rack up a truly obscene amount of carbon emissions? Happens to me all the time. Read more...
Lifehacker / 11h
While there is no shortage of money saving tips for every college student to know, certain costs for an advanced education are unavoidable, like purchasing a laptop. And with the price of computers seeing a 1.3% increase in the last month alone , finding a deal on this essential item isn’t always easy. Luckily, a… Read more...
How-To Geek / 11h
Those considering adding solar panels and renewable energy to their homes probably have many questions. Some of those may include the costs of going solar, if solar panels can pay for themselves, or, more importantly, how long they last. Read This Article on Review Geek ›
Why disrupt the bank account when you can go straight to the true source of all consumer spending: an individual’s paycheck? Brandon Rodman , who founded customer communications platform Weave but left before the company went public last year, has started a new company that aims to get consumers to deduct everyday expenses directly from their paycheck. Previ connects users who want cash-back deal
25TechCrunch / 11h
Following the loss of almost $200 million in a security exploit on crypto protocol Nomad , security experts insisted that more education and security protocols are necessary for protecting web3 communities from hackers . “The crypto ecosystem is currently in a nascent stage of adoption,” Nick Percoco, chief security officer at Kraken, said to TechCrunch. “Despite the surge of interest over recent
Dan Lewis launched Convoy in 2015 into an established industry dominated by several legacy businesses. Now worth $3.8 billion, the company is a leader in bringing digital services to trucking and freight. We’re thrilled to have him on TechCrunch Live this week, along with Chris Howard, founding partner at Fuel Capital, which invested in Convoy’s seed round. As you’ll hear, in 2014 and 2015, freig
A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or to feed recommender engines that are designed to surface so-called ‘personalized’ content. The impacts could be even broader — with privacy law experts suggesting the judgement could dial up legal risk for
500+Futurism / 11h
Wave Goodbye New observations of a far-flung galaxy cluster have left a group of scientists stumped as they ponder whether they've discovered a new form of physics. In their new paper , researchers Tessa Vernstrom of The University of Western Australia and Christopher Reisely from Italy's Università di Bologna describe how their discovery of a series of large, low frequency radio wave-emitting ob
One of Twitter’s most anticipated features — the edit button — is still in development. But thanks to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, we have an idea of how edits to embedded tweets on a website will carry over. If a tweet gets edited after it is embedded on a website (say, in a news article), the embedded tweet will still display the old text, but include a link to the newer version. Edited em
200+Mashable / 11h
Despite vast amounts of space in space, cosmic stuff still bumps, smashes, and sideswipes other celestial objects , with no traffic cops in the sky to tame reckless drivers. The James Webb Space Telescope , the powerful observatory orbiting the sun about 1 million miles from Earth, has made rubbernecking space impacts that much easier. It recently caught the aftermath of a catastrophic collision
Mashable / 11h
Save $200: As of Aug. 2, the latest model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) is $799.99 at Amazon thanks to a 20% discount. That's its lowest price ever. A good laptop sets a student up for success once school starts. There are plenty of budget laptops available, but sometimes it pays to splurge. One of your premium options is the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, which is just $799
100+How-To Geek / 11h
Winamp was a popular music player for Windows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but it still has some loyal fans to this day. Following four years of development, and several leaked beta patches,a new testing release is available for Winamp. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
The Points Guy / 11h
Editor’s note: TPG founder Brian Kelly is a Bilt advisor and investor. For a long time, the dominant players in the credit card points world have been American Express Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards — and for good reason. Thanks to their generous list of transfer partners, both types of points are estimated to be worth a respectable 2 cents apiece toward travel . Of course, it’s po
Lifehacker / 11h
I grew up eating a lot of canned vegetables, mostly at my grandmother’s house but occasionally at home. (I was a big fan of making pizza bagels in the toaster oven, and often use canned mushrooms as a topping.) My mom used them sparingly, but it was the only kind of vegetable my grandmother cooked with, even if that… Read more...
39Gizmodo / 11h
Robinhood, the self-proclaimed ‘Democratized Finance’ app accused of misleading and ripping off retail investors will have to cough up another $30 million to appease regulators. That raises the company’s overall regulatory penalty and settlement tab well above $100 million. Read more...
Mashable / 11h
One easy way to up your privacy game and communicate securely online is to start using apps that utilize end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption prevents any bad actors from picking up your messages in between you and the person you're sending a message to. Basically, end-to-end encryption means that your messages are for your eyes and the eyes of your recipient only . End-to-end encryption
200+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) For much of the automobile's existence, speed was the statistic that sold . But the move to electric vehicles is emphasizing range over performance—ironic given the EV's inherent performance advantage here. While range remains a barrier to EV adoption, it takes second place to charging logistics . For about two-thirds of US drivers, the answer is sim
36Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SimoneN) The US Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday filed a lawsuit against 11 people accused of creating and promoting a crypto pyramid and Ponzi scheme known as "Forsage." The fraudulent scheme "raised more than $300 million from millions of retail investors worldwide, including in the United States," the SEC's announcement said. The SEC alleged that "in
Chevy offered rebates to Bolt EV owners who bought their cars just before a 2023 model price drop , but that discount comes with a large catch. Jalopnik and Autoblog note the rebate application requires that drivers "forever waive and release" their right to sue GM or LG over the Bolt's reported battery defect . You'd have to be content with the savings even if the car did serious damage, in othe
Gizmodo / 12h
In Calexit , Matteo Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan’s vision of the future imagined a dystopian world where California seceded from the United States in the wake of the election of an authoritarian president . Now, Pizzolo is returning to rip even more from tomorrow’s headlines with a similar idea: except this time it’s a… Read more...
Intel has once again delayed the launch of its 4th Generation Xeon Scalable server processors, codenamed Sapphire Rapids. Although the company has previously disclosed the need to alter Sapphire Rapids design due to security bugs, documents obtained by Igor's Lab suggest these problems were severe. In total, Intel is said to have needed to address almost 500 distinct bugs affecting its next-gener
More than a dozen adware apps have been found being promoted on Facebook, resulting in a total of over seven million downloads, experts have warned. Researchers from McAfee discovered the malicious mobile apps and the aggressive advertising campaign on one of the world’s largest social media platforms, warning that users could be at risk of attack. The promised functionality was to optimize the m
Engadget / 12h
Microsoft quietly announced the launch of Outlook Lite for Android , a streamlined version of the company's email service designed to use less battery and storage space than the default Outlook app without sacrificing features or performance. Specifically, Microsoft says that Outlook Lite has all the main features of the Outlook experience neatly packed into a 5MB app that's optimized for speed,
100+One Mile at a Time / 12h
Strategically buying points can be a good value , especially for luxury hotel stays. IHG has just launched its latest sale on purchased points , which has the potential to be a good deal, especially in light of the recent program refresh . This is in line with the best offers we see from the program. Sale on purchased IHG One Rewards points Through Sunday, August 7, 2022, IHG One Rewards is offer
SlashGear / 12h
As promised, iFixit has finally released DIY repair kits for select newer Samsung Galaxy devices, including two Galaxy S lines and a tablet model.
89The Points Guy / 12h
Alaska Airlines ‘ fall sale is finally here, with one-way flights starting at just $39, including discounted flights to San Diego; Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Palm Springs, California; Los Angeles; Maui; and other locations. Tickets for this deal are available through Aug. 4, 2022, for travel starting after Labor Day through early December. Deal basics (Screenshot from alaskaair.com) Airlines: Ala
500+Futurism / 12h
Get Over It Moving on is hard. Just ask UK-based IT engineer James Howells, who, almost a decade ago, accidentally threw away a hard drive containing over $180 million worth of Bitcoin — and is still clinging onto hope that it's recoverable. Howells mistakenly chucked the hard drive, which allegedly contains about 8,000 Bitcoin, back in 2013, well before the cryptocurrency shot up in both popular
Perhaps the most interesting story to emerge from the venture capital slowdown and stock market correction that began in late 2021 is the rejiggering of unicorn valuations. Instacart and Stripe picked up new , lower 409a valuations. Klarna got repriced via an equity round, and other richly funded startups that raised last year are staring down the prospects of either flat or down rounds as 2022 c
Last week at AWS re:Inforce , the company’s security event that took place in Boston, there was a welcome message about diversity. It seems that given the sheer number of people needed in cybersecurity in the coming years could represent a way for historically underrepresented groups to find their way into tech. CJ Moses, CISO at AWS, spoke at the company keynote about the importance of diverse w
Lifehacker / 12h
There was one point during the depths of quarantining in 2020 when I convinced myself I was going to get really into painting. Two years later, I can’t bring myself to throw out the barely used paintbrushes and canvases shoved at the back of my closet. We all experimented with different coping mechanisms during the… Read more...
How-To Geek / 12h
Copying text from a PDF file is as easy as opening your PDF in a compatible reader, selecting the text, and choosing the copy option. We’ll show you how to do that in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
28Gizmodo / 12h
Samsung has taken its first, tentative baby steps in the path toward giving users the option to self repair their devices. These new repair kits are only available for a few select models, and new parts could still cost a pretty penny. Read more...
The next generation of storage is about to get its biggest drop yet, the Samsung 990 Pro, at least if a recent regulatory filing is anything to go by. The Samsung 980 Pro remains one of the best SSDs available, but it still relies on the last-gen PCIe 4.0 interface, which limits its transfer speeds and potential capacity. With PCIe 5.0, however, SSD technology is making the same kind of generatio
1KGizmodo / 12h
In the aftermath of the harassment Obi-Wan Kenobi star Moses Ingram recently endured, John Boyega has revisited his own experiences after being cast as Finn, a Stormtrooper turned hero, in The Force Awakens. Like Ingram, he endured ire from toxic, racist fans , and in an interview with Men’s Health , Boyega was asked if… Read more...
41The Points Guy / 12h
There was a widespread expectation that the CEOs of all the major, publicly traded hotel companies would flash signs of strength and tout their ability to charge high room rates during the ongoing second-quarter earnings season. However, the current arc of financial reporting arrives amid fears a global recession is on the horizon — or already here — on top of inflation and geopolitical tension a
View from the Wing / 12h
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Mashable / 12h
Streaming week 1 of the NFL preseason actually just means streaming one game. The Hall of Fame Game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars is set for 8 p.m. ET on August 4 . But that's OK, because it's exciting that the preseason is officially starting — insofar as a collection of exhibition games with no official significance can be considered official. And also, three of the
Twid , an Indian startup operating a rewards-based payment platform, has raised $12 million to scale its network of merchants and issuers and expand its solution in the South Asian market. Rakuten Capital led the startup’s Series A round, which also saw participation from Google and existing investors including Sequoia Surge and Beenext. Twid allows customers to pay at offline and online stores u
Lifehacker / 12h
Oatmeal lovers, I have good news for you. If you got excited when overnight oats were added to your groat repertoire, you might not be able to contain yourself when you find out there is yet another way to prepare them. Because it turns out that, under the right conditions, oatmeal can be prepared