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The 42 best movies to watch on Netflix

07-May-2021 06:47

Stuck in the endless Netflix scroll?

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58 of the best TV shows to stream on Netflix

07-May-2021 06:35

Netflix is stacked with incredible TV shows. This list should help you find the best (and skip the duds).

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Apple is giving a laser company that builds some of its AR tech $410 million

07-May-2021 06:27

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple that it’s awarding Pennsylvania-based optical technology company II-IV with $410 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple CEO that the company’s tech helps power Apple’s FaceID, Memoji, and Portrait Mode. The company also manufactures lasers that are used in the LIDAR scanner found in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro, technology that Apple touts as being key to augmented reality experiences.

Finisar, which was (pronounced “two-six”) r from Apple’s fund back in 2017. While this latest investment likely shows that Apple intends to keep FaceID (which is powered by II-IV’s vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) around for a while, it could also be...

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Serious Qualcomm security flaw could have affected millions of phones

07-May-2021 05:56

Qualcomm MSM vulnerability could have allowed attackers to access Android users' SMS messages and phone conversations.

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Peloton says it ‘could take months’ to bring treadmill back after recall

07-May-2021 05:47

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Peloton expects it to be a number of months before either of its treadmills are offered for sale again on both models yesterday. One of the models posed the risk of “injury or death,” Peloton said.

The more expensive Tread Plus treadmill, which has been on sale since 2018, “could take months” to return to market, said Peloton CEO John Foley on a call with investors this afternoon. Peloton needs to develop a hardware solution to prevent people, animals, and objects from getting sucked underneath the machine and then get that solution approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). A six-year-old child died recently after being pulled underneath a Tread Plus, the commission said.

The cheaper machine,...

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IBM just made the first 2nm processor, but don't expect a 2nm gaming CPU any time soon

07-May-2021 05:44

IBM has just made the world's first functioning 2nm processor, but what does that mean for our precious gaming PCs and Ultrabooks?

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Trump Facebook suspension: Oversight board reveals the mixed reactions it got

07-May-2021 05:44

More than 9,000 people submitted their opinions to the board.

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Netflix is reportedly testing 'N-Plus' service

07-May-2021 05:40

It could include playlists, behind-the-scenes production info and podcasts.

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The Electric Vehicle Freedom Act could put billions into a nationwide EV charging network - Roadshow

07-May-2021 05:29

The legislation is being proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Andy Levin.

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Peloton Tread Could Relaunch This Summer, but the More Dangerous Tread+ Is a Bigger Problem

07-May-2021 05:29

After , Tread and Tread+, Peloton is working on fixes to get the machines back on the market. One, a software update that will require a pin passcode to unlock the treadmills, will roll out in the coming days. But hardware fixes will also be necessary for both machines, and Peloton…

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Jake Paul grabs Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s hat, and the memes break loose

07-May-2021 05:28

Stupid thing to do to the former boxing champ, but the memes and jokes are cap-tivating.

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Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Fight date, how to watch, Jake Paul confrontation

07-May-2021 05:21

Despite the fact he's fighting Logan Paul, Floyd Mayweather just took a shot at Jake Paul.

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Google remembers Wear OS long enough to add a new keyboard

07-May-2021 05:19

Photo by Avery White for The Verge

In what feels like an increasingly rare occurrence, Google announced that with a new feature today — but don’t get too excited, it’s just a keyboard. In this case, Google is porting over , the swipeable, predictive text-powered keyboard that it offers for Android, iOS, and Android TV, .

Like the larger phone version, Gboard for Wear OS supports multiple input methods on a keyboard that’s slightly more finger-friendly than the old version the operating system used. You can type by tapping, swiping, or speaking. The keyboard also has easier access to emoji and “enhanced suggestions” above the keyboard.

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They're Just Letting Everybody Into the Hellfire Gala, Apparently

07-May-2021 05:15

The is both an extravagant celebration of Krakoa’s , and a bold that the mutants come in peace but are not to be messed with. At least that was the vibe one could have easily gotten from all the fuss Marvel’s been making about the…

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Thanks to FPS Boost the Xbox Series S is an incredible value at $300

07-May-2021 05:08

Commentary: It's great but there are still a couple of frame rate nitpicks that annoy me.

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Researchers Discover Peaceful Turtle Playground in the Sargasso Sea

07-May-2021 05:08

Off the coast of Florida lie marigold meadows floating in the ocean; they’re trails of sargassum, a seaweed that bobs on the surface of the water. Amid those frilly ocean mats, young sea turtles grow up, learning about life in an oasis protected from predators.

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Disneyland Paris remains closed: The latest on Disney's global theme parks reopening

07-May-2021 05:06

Disneyland, Disney World, Tokyo Disney, Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland are now open. Disneyland Paris remains closed indefinitely.

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Being a Dick on a Plane Could Cost You $32,750

07-May-2021 05:01

The Federal Aviation Administration is upping its “zero tolerance” war on pandemic passengers who disrupt flights by refusing to wear masks. In a on Wednesday, the agency proposed fines of $9,000 to $32,750 against three violators of the mandatory policy.

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Chinese rocket falling to Earth this weekend poses ‘extremely low’ risk to people

07-May-2021 04:56

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Another “out-of-control” Chinese rocket stage in orbit has spawned a . But for people on Earth, there’s not much to worry about.

The 100-foot-tall, 22-metric-ton corpse of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket that launched the first chunk of Beijing’s new space station last week will reenter Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend, and there’s an extremely high chance that pieces of the rocket will splash down in the ocean, analysts say.

“Much of the earth is covered in water, so there’s almost no risk,” said Dan Oltrogge, founder of the Space Safety Coalition and top policy expert at AGI’s Commercial Space Operations Operations Center. The risk to the public isn’t zero, he said, “but it’s a whole lot less” if it’s heading for the...

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NASA Mars helicopter set to attempt its first one-way trip on Friday

07-May-2021 04:51

With this fifth flight overall, Ingenuity will also aim for an altitude record above the surface of Mars.

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Zoomers Are Sharing Cheat Codes for the Universe on TikTok and There’s No Way We Can Stop Them Now

07-May-2021 04:50

TikTok, a gathering place for the victims of and misfired hexes, is now also your source for mystic strings of numbers 4 manifesting the elusive blessings of the universe. The kids are sharing Grabovoi numbers, the cheat codes 2 the universe. If you think on them hard enough, the numbers will bring…

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IBM’s first 2nm chip previews the processors of tomorrow

07-May-2021 04:37

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what it says are the world’s first 2nm process chips, giving a brief preview of the technology that might eventually power the smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of the future.

The big jump here is in transistor count. Compared to today’s 7nm chips, the new IBM technology features dramatically more transistors, thanks to the more compact design. That means chips built using that process can potentially offer big gains in performance and battery life: IBM says its 2nm chips are “projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chips.”

, IBM’s new 2nm chip features about 333 million...

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Amazon delivery drivers were told to turn off safety apps to meet quotas

07-May-2021 04:36

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, some Amazon delivery drivers are instructed by their employers to turn off Amazon’s safe driving monitoring app, so they can drive faster and get their deliveries done. The drivers don’t work for Amazon directly, but instead for companies known as Delivery Service Partners, and they report that their managers or dispatchers ask them to turn off Amazon’s Mentor app after leaving it running long enough to get a good score.

Mentor, the app made by a company called eDriving, gives delivery drivers a safe driving score based on variables like their braking, acceleration, speed, and distraction throughout the course of their 10-hour shift. Many drivers report that the score that the app gives them is factored into...

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This snazzy 10,000-mAh power bank with wireless and Apple Watch charging is $68

07-May-2021 04:35

Regularly $100, this single device also has USB-C PD for all-in-one convenience.

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The fungus on Mars and the man who thinks he found life on other planets

07-May-2021 04:29

There's one man who believes NASA is hiding the truth about Mars -- and he thinks he has the evidence to prove it.

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Qualcomm Chip Flaw Could Leave 30 Percent of the World's Phones Vulnerable to Hackers

07-May-2021 04:20

A recently discovered vulnerability inside Qualcomm-produced phone chips could be exploited to gain access to data on affected devices, allowing an intruder to snoop on phone calls and text messages.

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Why Star Wars Fans Are Concerned About The Bad Batch and Whitewashing

07-May-2021 04:15

This week a new Star Wars animated series on Disney+, , re-introduced us to the last days of the Clone War and the rise of the sinister Empire. But amid the blaster fights and familiar faces, some fans have shown concern that the show’s major characters have had their skin tones adjusted, pushing them…

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A New Printer Uses Sawdust to Print Wooden Objects

07-May-2021 04:10

A new printer called Forust is using scrap wood to 3D print wooden objects that are as structurally sound as regular carved wood. Created by Andrew Jeffery and a team of researchers at Desktop Metal, the printer prints using fine sawdust that is formed into solid objects.

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Twitter tests Tip Jar feature for sending and receiving money

07-May-2021 04:06

Android and iOS users of Twitter in English can now give money to accounts they like.

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Save $450 on Peloton-alternative Myx Plus exercise bike

07-May-2021 04:03

Already substantially cheaper than a Peloton, the Myx Plus includes a weight set, free shipping and assembly.

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Resident Evil Village is a wonderful tribute to 25 years of survival horror

07-May-2021 04:00

Commentary: The eighth game in the iconic series is an intense thrill ride, filled with clever nods to its history.

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Google will soon make two-factor authentication mandatory

07-May-2021 04:00

Google is commemorating World Password Day by adding further protection to its users' passwords.

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PS5 restock: Walmart, Best Buy just took everyone by surprise – when to get it next

07-May-2021 03:59

Track the next PS5 restock dates with our experts who know when and where the Sony console will be back in stock this week.

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FBI Informants Committed Over 9,000 Crimes in Early Trump Years

07-May-2021 03:55

Informants working for the FBI committed more than 9,600 crimes under the bureau’s supervision during President Trump’s first two years in office, according to unclassified government reports.

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The David After Dentist meme is now an NFT — and yes, this is real life

07-May-2021 03:53

David After Dentist is now an NFT |

David DeVore was seven years old in 2008 when a trip to the dentist left him feeling “funny” afterward. His dad, David Sr., recorded his son’s post-anesthesia musings (“Is this real life?” “You have four eyes” “I feel funny”), and when he uploaded it to YouTube a few months later — intending to share it with friends and family — the video went viral within a few days.

Now, 140 million views and 11 years later, David After Dentist is becoming the latest mid-2000s meme to go up for auction as an NFT.

“It kind of feels like 2009 all over again,” the elder DeVore said in an interview with The Verge. “NFTs are like the wild west right now, it’s like back when we went viral and social media was in its infancy.”

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Apple made it harder to change Hulu subscriptions because of a tweet

07-May-2021 03:48

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple made it more difficult to upgrade your Hulu subscription plan — say, to add live TV — after it realized the company was offering a way to automatically cancel subscriptions made through the App Store.

According to new emails revealed as part of Apple’s lawsuit with Epic Games, the company had given Hulu access to its subscription API but didn’t realize Hulu was using it to help people switch to Hulu’s billing system (and avoid Apple’s in-app purchases) until 2018 when the feature was mentioned in a tweet that caught the eye of a higher-up at Apple. You can see the tweet embedded below:

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Get the Neabot self-emptying robot vacuum for $365, an all-time low price

07-May-2021 03:46

This robot vacuum doesn't just take out its own trash, it also has lidar for mapping its route and lets you create no-go zones and named rooms.

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Telecoms Paid Henchmen to Flood FCC With Anti-Net Neutrality Comments From Stolen Identities

07-May-2021 03:46

A group backed by the largest internet service providers in the U.S. secretly funded the submission of millions of fraudulent comments opposing federal net neutrality rules, according to a published Thursday by the New York Office of the Attorney General that surprises absolutely no one. The campaigns were, the…

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Virgin Orbit will livestream its first fully commercial launch

07-May-2021 03:41

Richard Branson's satellite-launching rocket company is officially out of beta.

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Twitter is testing a new Tip Jar feature for sending money to your favorite accounts

07-May-2021 03:31

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter has started on its Android and iOS apps, which () will allow users to send money directly to their favorite accounts.

To use the tip jar, simply tap on the freshly added dollar bill icon next to someone’s username when viewing their profile on one of Twitter’s mobile apps. Users will be able to toggle the tip jar feature, too (for those individuals or organizations that don’t want people just sending them cash out of the blue). Android users will also be able to send money in Twitter’s Clubhouse-like Spaces.

Tip Jar supports a variety of payment options and links: Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, Paypal, and Venmo. Twitter is using those services’ external payment processors for...

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Keep the action-adventure game Pine for free in this week's Epic giveaway

07-May-2021 03:28

You can barter, chat, craft and fight in this $25 open-world adventure.

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25 Years Ago, Star Trek: Voyager Tackled One of Its Most Infamous Transporter Questions

07-May-2021 03:20

Star Trek’s world raises a lot of —but its transporter technology has always been one that strikes at some of the most existential. Are we the same people if all our molecules are mapped, broken down, and copied into a different location? What happens if that process is disrupted? And what happens if…

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Deepfake Lips Are Coming to Dubbed Films

07-May-2021 03:15

For those who find reading a foreign film’s subtitles too distracting, movies are often dubbed into different languages. But that can be equally distracting when the movements of an actor’s mouth are completely out of sync with what they’re saying. So a company called Flawless has created an that…

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Intel's new gaming graphics card is 'right around the corner'

07-May-2021 03:04

An Intel employee this week Tweeted our the DG2, Intel's upcoming discrete graphics card for gamers

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Brand-new Hyundai Kona, Veloster models recalled for fire risk, new engines needed - Roadshow

07-May-2021 03:04

The Elantra is also part of the same recall, which we already saw plague the new Kia Seltos and Soul. About one in a hundred will need a new engine.

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Semiconductor revenue set to grow despite ongoing chip shortage, analysts predict

07-May-2021 02:55

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020 and should continue to rise in 2021, even as supply constraints continue, says IDC.

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Biden’s NLRB to Google: Not So Fast on the Union Busting, Bub

07-May-2021 02:55

Google maintains it is “very confident” it for firing three workers involved in unionization efforts, despite the acting top counsel of the National Labor Relations Board’s opinion that the tech giant may have violated labor law.

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Stranger Things season 4 trailer hints at Eleven's story

07-May-2021 02:51

Is she listening?

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Twitter account sharing posts from Trump's new blog is already banned

07-May-2021 02:48

The former president was banned from Twitter in January.

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Google Is Launching Its Own Version of Apple’s Privacy Nutrition Labels

07-May-2021 02:45

Google is taking a page from Apple’s playback with a to help users better identify the kinds of data access and permissions that Android apps have in the background. It’s not immediately clear what the section will look like or where you should look for it, but it’s coming,…

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Microsoft Edge is getting new security improvements on Windows 10

07-May-2021 02:44

New security features will protect users when browsing the web and when using Edge's password manager to autofill passwords.

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For the First Time, Archaeologists Identify Sailor From Doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition

07-May-2021 02:32

A genetic and genealogical analysis has allowed a team of archaeologists to identify the skeletal remains of a sailor who died during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition to map the Northwest Passage in 1845.

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Paramount+ Will Have a New Movie Every Week, Including Mark Wahlberg's Infinite

07-May-2021 02:30

New sci-fi movie Infinite—starring  and directed by Antoine Fuqua—is coming out a few months ahead of schedule, but you won’t see it in theaters. Paramount just announced that the film, most recently scheduled for release in September, will sometime in June.

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NASCAR is putting the stock back in stock car with its Next-Gen racer - Roadshow

07-May-2021 02:00

The latest generation of the NASCAR Cup Series car looks pretty killer.

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DuckTales Gets Spooky in Duckscares: The Nightmare Formula

07-May-2021 01:30

may have (sigh), but the adventures of Huey, Dewey, and Louie in a new middle-grade book series from author Tommy Greenwald and illustrator Elisa Ferrari: the mystery-themed Duckscares. The first entry, The Nightmare Formula, is out now, and io9 has a peek inside.

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The MacBook Pro M1 gets $150 slashed off price in epic deal at Amazon

07-May-2021 00:51

A fantastic deal, Apple's MacBook Pro M1 is on sale at a record-low price of $1,149 at Amazon.

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DoorDash Quietly Astroturfing in New York as Gig Economy Laws Loom

07-May-2021 00:48

Last year, in a feat of astonishing greed, Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash poured $200 million into buying a law that safeguards their profits and screws their struggling workers. Their sinister ballot measure Prop 22 passed, and it’s practically unrepealable; now they’re lining New York state politicians’ pockets, and yet…

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RIP Windows 95 Icons

07-May-2021 00:30

Bits and pieces of Microsoft’s sweeping aesthetic changes to Windows 10, codenamed Sun Valley, have dropped over the last few months. The OS is getting , , and reportedly a much-needed overhaul to its . (There…

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LIGHTSPEED Presents: "Hypnopompic Circumstance" by Gene Doucette

07-May-2021 00:10

io9 is proud to present fiction from . Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Hypnopompic Circumstance” by Gene Doucette. You can read the story below or on our website. Enjoy!

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Battlegrounds Mobile India download, launch date and latest news

07-May-2021 00:07

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Here’s how to download it, release date, differences and other information.

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What the FLoC? A look at Google's alternative to cookies

07-May-2021 00:03

Google is trialling its first alternative to tracking cookies.

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Demeo is tabletop gaming for the D&D curious and one of the best VR games yet

07-May-2021 00:00

Demeo’s stripped back approach to tabletop RPGs is a match made in heaven for virtual reality.

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No, your Microsoft Teams free account isn't about to be deleted

06-May-2021 23:32

Microsoft Teams admins raised alarm following email from the company warning of shutdown.

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Crypto mining ban considered in New York following environmental concerns

06-May-2021 23:28

Ban on crypto mining could set precedent for other states to follow.

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A Giant Sequoia Is Still Burning From Last Summer’s California Wildfires

06-May-2021 23:23

In some parts of California, the fires from last year never stopped. The National Park Service said this week it found a giant sequoia tree still burning from last year’s wildfire season, which was the .

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Google Assistant Is Getting a New Family Broadcast Feature Just in Time for Mother's Day

06-May-2021 23:00

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, so to help make it just a bit easier to organize the family for a celebration, Google is giving the Google Assistant a handful of new features including Family Broadcast.

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Mass Effect Made Itself on Virmire

06-May-2021 23:00

Eden Prime. Ilos. The Suicide Mission. The Battle of London. A small apartment with one hell of a party . There are many in the Mass Effect universe to turn to as some of the most memorable, definitive pieces of its story. But few can encapsulate what Mass Effect was, and what it would…

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Microsoft Build 2021: everything you need to know about the developer conference

06-May-2021 22:50

Microsoft has officially revealed the details of its annual Build 2021 developer conference, which once again will be an online affair. Here’s what you need to know.

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These super cheap iPad Pro deals just went below £600 at Amazon

06-May-2021 22:42

iPad Pro deals just got super cheap at Amazon, with the 11-inch model now available for under £600.

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Get unlimited data, calls and texts for £16 a month with Three's brilliant SIM only deal

06-May-2021 22:40

There are a lot of SIM only deals out there right now but this offer on the Three network is easily the best one.

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Melting Ice in the Alps Has Revealed World War I Relics

06-May-2021 22:40

At a park in the Italian Alps, researchers have unearthed a trove of World War I relics that was previously hidden beneath layers of ice and frost. The fascinating discovery is also a sign of a scary climate future.

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Linux review board says rogue researchers did not successfully insert buggy patches into kernel

06-May-2021 22:20

Thorough analysis reveals that academic researchers failed to insert dodgy code into the kernel.

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Three Alzheimer's Patients Were Able to Communicate Again After Experimental Radiation Treatment

06-May-2021 22:20

A small new study found remarkable improvements in communication and behavior in three patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease after they received a low-dose radiation treatment. More research will have to be done to confirm these results and to test whether similar benefits could be achieved in people with milder…

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A photographer says she was asked to work for Netflix’s Love is Blind — without any pay

06-May-2021 06:47

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Getting asked to shoot five weddings for a massively popular Netflix show might seem like a dream opportunity, but according to photographer Megan Saul, the show’s producers weren’t planing on paying for it. In on May 4th, she says she was contacted by Kinetic Content (the company producing Love Is Blind for Netflix) about working with them on the show, but was told in a follow-up email that, instead of money, the company was offering the opportunity for her work to appear in promotional materials and magazines ().

In her post Saul says that getting the email was “super exciting for all of 20 minutes,” until she found out that she was being asked to basically donate her time and expertise. She called the...

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Brembo debuts RGB motorcycle brake caliper concept - Roadshow

06-May-2021 06:45

You got your gaming PC all over my motorcycle!

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'No bird too tall': Twitter tweaks image crop, vertical photos flood site

06-May-2021 06:39

"Twitter crop is gone." Artists and photographers rejoice, as do people who want to post photos of wookiees and tall hats.

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Motul launches a line of engine oils targeted at Radwood-era and earlier classic cars - Roadshow

06-May-2021 06:33

There are several blends designed specifically for cars made from the 1950s through the 1990s.

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Peloton security flaw would have let anyone access user data

06-May-2021 06:33

A security researcher discovered a security flaw in Peloton's endpoints that allowed anyone to gain access to customers' fitness data.

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The 9 best movies to watch on HBO Max

06-May-2021 06:28

Watch -- and rewatch -- Tenet now.

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SpaceX successfully landed a Starship prototype for the first time

06-May-2021 05:58

SN15 on the landing pad after landing | SpaceX

SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship prototype rocket and successfully landed it for the first time on Wednesday, overcoming a key technical challenge in Elon Musk’s whirlwind test campaign to build a fully reusable Mars rocket. Musk has said the SN15 rocket contained “hundreds of design improvements” over past high-altitude prototypes, which were all destroyed during explosive landing attempts.

Starship SN15 lifted off at 6:24PM ET from SpaceX’s remote Boca Chica, Texas facilities, soaring over 6 miles in the sky to test a number of in-flight maneuvers. As it neared peak altitude, SN15’s three Raptor engines gradually shut down to begin a horizontal free-fall back toward the ground before reigniting two of its engines to execute a...

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Elon Musk, SpaceX finally nail Starship landing with SN15 prototype

06-May-2021 05:53

It's the first time a flight of the company's Mars rocket prototype didn't end in an explosion.

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Not Everyone Is Getting Great Service With Starlink

06-May-2021 05:46

New Starlink data out today shows where in the U.S. Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service is exceeding expectations—and where it’s falling short.

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

06-May-2021 05:45

Star Wars’ newest animated series, The Bad Batch, takes us right into the earliest days of the . This means it starts getting to grips with a disconcerting question almost immediately: what happens when you say no to the Galactic Empire? But that’s not a question for most Clone Troopers... and maybe…

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PS5 restock update: How to find a PlayStation 5 at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers

06-May-2021 05:41

What store will have PS5s this week?

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Rocket League’s full version is reportedly coming to mobile, Epic court documents reveal

06-May-2021 05:39

Epic court documents reveal the company had plans to bring Rocket League to mobile – the full version, with a beta originally due in Q2 2021.

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Facebook's oversight board upholds Trump suspension: What you need to know

06-May-2021 05:30

The highly anticipated decision also calls on the social network to review the length of the ban.

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Trump will remain suspended from Facebook, Instagram for now

06-May-2021 05:29

An oversight board upholds Facebook's decision to bar the former president from the platform.

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Twitter Will Beg You to Send Nicer Tweets

06-May-2021 05:20

Twitter is (again) asking you to think a bit before you tweet. On Wednesday, the company that it is slowly rolling out prompts for English-speaking iOS and Android users that encourage them to “pause and reconsider” a particularly hateful tweet before they hit send.

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Are the royals going to vlog?

06-May-2021 05:20

The young attractive royal couple that is not Harry and Meghan has dropped a truly chaotic intro video for their shiny new official YouTube channel. In the video, the presumed future queen and king of the United Kingdom (also known as Kate Middleton and Kate Middleton’s husband) laugh and chat awkwardly in what looks like their home. It’s well-lit but not too well-lit: a reasonably good YouTuber rig but not exactly one of royal magnificence.

“Be careful what you’re saying, these guys are going to start filming,” says Prince William to his smiling wife, as though she doesn’t know how cameras work. The general feel of the clip is the first few seconds after a camera starts rolling but before the YouTube stars start vlogging in earnest....

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Conservatives Demand Supreme Court Overrule Fake Facebook Court, Others Weigh In

06-May-2021 05:10

On Wednesday, , the pseudo-legalistic, questionably independent body that the company claims has the power to review and potentially overrule official moderation decisions, issued its not-so-final proclamations regarding the status of Donald Trump’s account.

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Nintendo’s next big Switch title is aimed at budding game designers

06-May-2021 05:05

Nintendo’s next game for the Switch is one you build yourself. Today the company revealed Game Builder Garage, a new software title that’s designed to teach beginners the basics of programming and game design. It utilizes visual programming, has pre-built lessons and games, and will be launching on the Switch next month.

Game Builder Garage appears to build off of some of the ideas featured in past Nintendo projects, like and . The core of the experience is a playful, visual programming language that utilizes cute characters called Nodon that you can move around and assign properties to. For instance, once you insert a character node, you can attach a “stick” node and assign the...

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Nintendo Game Builder Garage teaches kids game design

06-May-2021 05:05

This combo of Super Mario Maker and Labo arrives June 11. We got a demo to see how it works

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How to watch Girls5eva online: stream new Peacock comedy from anywhere

06-May-2021 05:00

Sara Bareilles leads a pop music comeback fraught with potential for ridicule - here's how to watch Girls5eva online and stream the new Peacock exclusive sitcom from anywhere.

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Marvel's New Loki Trailer Assures You the God of Mischief Is 'Doing Great'

06-May-2021 05:00

Of course, it seems like Mobius (Owen Wilson) might be slightly overselling the Norse ’s performance at his mandatory new job for , straightening out the multiverse he helped create in .

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We Need 6 Times More Minerals to Meet Our Clean Energy Goals

06-May-2021 04:50

If the world is going to decarbonize, we’re gonna need a bigger supply of minerals, a new report says.

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The best Star Wars Day deals that haven't yet fallen into the Sarlacc pit

06-May-2021 04:44

Save credits like a Hutt on games and collectibles during the weeklong celebration.

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Why the Bidens look enormous in that viral photo with the Carters

06-May-2021 04:34

"This looks like that scene from The Fellowship of The Ring where Gandalf is visiting Frodo's house," jokes one Twitter user.

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Peloton users' private account data was left exposed

06-May-2021 04:33

The company says the issue has been resolved.

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Microsoft Exchange follows in Gmail's footsteps with important phishing protection feature

06-May-2021 04:30

Exchange admins will soon be able to enable spam and phishing protection for users through a new external label.

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Set your laptop on this snazzy portable desk for just $55

06-May-2021 04:21

Get this no-assembly-required desk for your kid or to make a simple home office for the lowest price we've ever seen.

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US supports lifting patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines

06-May-2021 04:20

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it supported waiving patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines, calling the pandemic a “global health crisis.”

“This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The Administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service of ending this pandemic, supports the waiver of those protections for COVID-19 vaccines,” United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai said .

Waiving those protections would theoretically let countries and organizations manufacture patented vaccines . But they would need to have the expertise and materials on hand to...

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch gets off to an intense start on Disney Plus

06-May-2021 04:08

Review: The new Star Wars series boasts spectacular visuals and plenty of thrills.

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US backs waiving intellectual property protections for COVID vaccine recipes

06-May-2021 04:06

The move could help speed up the production of shots globally.

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Resident Evil Village is a glorious tribute to 25 years of survival horror

06-May-2021 04:00

Commentary: The eighth game in the iconic series is an intense thrill ride, filled with excellent nods to its history.

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Turns Out Jeff Goldblum's an 'Absolute Badass' at Playing Dungeons & Dragons

06-May-2021 04:00

Last week, the real-play podcast announced that legendary actor had amazingly, inexplicably, wonderfully signed on to play the Elven sorcerer Balmur for the series’ second season. It sounds like this roll of the die was a critical success.

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Bill Gates transferring $1.8B in stock to Melinda in wake of divorce news

06-May-2021 03:58

Melinda Gates reportedly says in a petition for divorce that "this marriage is irretrievably broken." But the former couple will still collaborate on their charitable foundation.

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Get LG's latest 55-inch OLED smart TV for 10% off along with a $170 gift card

06-May-2021 03:56

It's the first time this model has been on sale, and you get extras like a free installation voucher.

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Best Apple iPad deals: Save $50 on new M1 iPad Pro

06-May-2021 03:43

The new M1-based iPad Pro models are available for preorder, and you can save $50 on the 11-inch iPad Pro at Walmart. Bigger discounts are available on older iPads.

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Invest in the Internet, You Cowards

06-May-2021 03:36

Internet data usage is skyrocketing these days, to no surprise.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' Superman Movie Could Be a Period Piece

06-May-2021 03:30

Early reports say that ’ already much-anticipated could take place in the 20th century, which offers some very interesting options for what’s going to be an extremely interesting movie.

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Twitter is ruining the open for a surprise meme with better image crops

06-May-2021 03:29

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Twitter is finally rolling out a long-awaited feature: bigger images that don’t crop in so darn much. Now, image previews should show way more of the image, giving you a better idea of what you’re actually looking at, and avoiding embarrassing situations where Twitter’s cropping algorithm picks the absolute wrong thing to focus on (sometimes ).

Twitter announced it would be testing the improvement on iOS and Android , and it should now be making its way to everyone.

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PS5 restock update: when PS5 may be in stock next at Best Buy, Walmart and GameStop

06-May-2021 03:26

Track the next PS5 restock dates with our experts who know when and where the Sony console will be back in stock this week.

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US Will Support Lifting Patent Restrictions on Covid-19 Vaccines

06-May-2021 03:25

After weeks of back-and-forth discussions within the Biden administration, the U.S. is now preparing to back the temporary waiving of patent rights over covid-19 vaccines—a policy that advocates say is needed to speed up the production and acquisition of vaccines for developing countries. As part of its support, the…

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Twitter strikes deals for shows from Billboard, NBC, WNBA, others

06-May-2021 03:00

Twitter's latest live and on-demand shows join others distributed on its social platform free with ads.

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Blue Origin Announces Launch Date for First Crewed Flight of New Shepard

06-May-2021 03:00

After years of delays, Blue Origin says it’s finally ready for a crewed launch of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle. Founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the company is aiming for launch in July, and an auction will be held to choose a member of the crew.

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Volkswagen's all-electric ID 4 gets dirty in Baja - Roadshow

06-May-2021 02:57

The ID 4 conquered Baja, becoming the first production EV to finish the epic five-day NORRA Mexican 1000 rally.

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Hisense debuts the first dual-cell LCD TV at 75 inches, $3,500

06-May-2021 02:57

It's joined by other, less expensive 2021 models with full-array local dimming, quantum dots and Android TV -- as well as an 8K Roku TV.

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A bug in Peloton’s API may have exposed a whole lot of user data

06-May-2021 02:30

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

An old version of Peloton’s API, the software that allows the company’s bikes and to communicate with its servers, may have exposed private customer profiles, according to . The bug was first spotted by Jan Masters, a security researcher at Pen Test Partners, and reported to Peloton on January 20th, but the company is only just now confirming that the bug has been fixed.

Using Peloton’s API, Masters was able to scrape all sorts of customer information that would typically be private, depending on the individual user’s settings. That includes customer profiles, which can potentially feature their age, location, birthday, and workout history. All Masters had to do was make an unauthenticated...

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Playmobil's Back to the Future Toys Are Getting the Coolest '80s Pickup Truck (and Hoverboards)

06-May-2021 02:30

Playmobil continues to prove that when a company goes the extra mile, a toy line targeted at kids by grown-up collectors too.

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Scammers Score $2 Million from the WallStreetBets Crowd With Fictional Crypto Launch

06-May-2021 02:24

A cryptocurrency scam recently pilfered at least $2 million from WallStreetBets enthusiasts, convincing them that they were buying into a new crypto coin connected to the popular memestock, according to from Bloomberg News.

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Amazon wants to make sure drivers who don’t work for the company are well-groomed and nice online

06-May-2021 02:16

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon is infamous for tightly controlling its workers and contractors, but shows that it also tries to control the employees of companies that it contracts. The company has explicit policies concerning personal grooming and social media etiquette that apply to the drivers from other delivery companies. The rules govern everything from how the delivery people look (they must have clean fingernails, teeth, ears, and hair) to how they smell (no bad breath, body odor, or immodest perfume).

The rules also apparently forbid drivers from making social media posts that could be considered obscene. That by itself wouldn’t be remarkable, but it’s worth noting that these policies are applied to drivers that don’t work for...

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Apple Memorial Day sale 2021: early deals on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPads and more

06-May-2021 02:00

Your guide to the 2021 Memorial Day Apple sale event, which includes early deals on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPads, and more.

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2021 Summer TV Preview: All the Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy to Stay at Home With

06-May-2021 02:00

Like the , the realm of television is still in the process of clawing its way back from . While some new seasons, hiatus returns, and debuts will need a little more time to make it to the airwaves, rest assured there’s still plenty of fresh summer TV on the way.

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New Bill Would Ban Bitcoin Mining Across New York State for Three Years

06-May-2021 01:51

A that hit the New York state senate on Monday is aiming to put a multi-year pause on crypto mining operations across the state until authorities can fully suss out what that mining is doing to the climate and local environment. Bill 6486 is being spearheaded by state Sen. Kevin Parker, who had

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Hisense TV 2021: every Dual Cell, ULED and Laser TV you can buy

06-May-2021 01:48

Find out why Hisense says laser TVs are the future of home entertainment and everything else to expect from the TV brand in 2021.

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Google Chrome has borrowed a handy Windows 10 security feature

06-May-2021 01:30

Users running Intel 11th Gen or AMD Zen 3 CPUs will be able to leverage Hardware-enforced Stack Protection for additional security in Chrome.

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Microsoft’s feud with Apple over xCloud on iOS got a rival kicked from the App Store

06-May-2021 01:25

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

In 2020, Microsoft was battling to bring xCloud or Xbox Game Streaming to the iPhone and iPad, and the conversations had an unlikely victim: Shadow — a third-party cloud gaming app that lets you stream PC games to an iPhone or iPad.

Emails between Microsoft and Apple, revealed in the Epic v. Apple trial today, show how the Xbox maker was trying to get xCloud on iOS. Microsoft was trying to figure out how Shadow, Netflix, and other similar “interactive” apps were able to exist in the App Store while Apple was refusing to approve xCloud. Microsoft put forward Shadow as an example of such a service, only to see it suddenly removed from the store.

“We were showing two examples where a game or an application was able to exist, and we didn’t...

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Facebook has no reason to ever resolve the Trump ban

06-May-2021 01:10

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

After months of waiting, today Facebook’s Oversight Board the biggest ruling of its short existence — the question of whether to uphold the ban on Donald Trump. The verdict? Send the question back to Facebook, and give them six more months to decide.

In fairness, it wasn’t quite that bad. The initial ban was upheld, and the board on the questions of whether Trump’s posts were inciting violence, and whether world leaders should get special treatment. For now, Facebook can continue to block Trump, which means that on the face of it, this is a win for anti-Trumpers. Unless you’re visiting his self-hosted website, you’ll remain blessedly safe from Trump posts.

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Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts to Launch Its Upgraded Starship Prototype Rocket [Update: It Landed!]

06-May-2021 01:08

On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX will attempt a high altitude test of SN15—the first of the next generation of Starship prototypes. You can watch the launch live right here.

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Should I buy a Hisense TV? A look at the budget smart TV brand

06-May-2021 01:04

Hisense TVs are often cheap, but are they worth it? We explain all in our Hisense smart TV buying guide.

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Hannah John-Kamen Is Red Sonja and Yes, Perfect Casting Is Possible

06-May-2021 01:01

While the notion of a Red Sonja reboot the most exciting thing, this one big piece of news changes all that. Hannah John-Kamen, who kicked all kinds of ass in and Ant-Man and the Wasp, has been cast as the fearsome warrior.

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Odd New Pasta Morphs Into Your Favorite Shapes When Cooked

06-May-2021 01:00

Pasta boxes are bound by the constraints of their contents; the rigid stalks of spaghetti require different packaging than the wide coils of a good fusilli. Now, a team of researchers has developed flat pastas that turn into familiar shapes when cooked, with the goal of reducing packaging waste.

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Mother's Day gift ideas 2021: 10 last-minute gifts for tech-savvy moms

06-May-2021 00:54

Our 2021 Mother's Day gift ideas include 10 of the best tech-savvy gadgets that you can buy online.

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Hisense's next-gen Dual Cell 4K TVs are finally coming to the US

06-May-2021 00:42

Hisense has unveiled its new 2021 TV range: here's everything we know from the announcement so far.

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SCOTUS Tilts Toward Software Access in Ruling for Google

06-May-2021 00:19

Last month's ruling by the Supreme Court in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. ended 10 years of tortuous litigation. While the Court definitively addressed the dispute between the two high tech giants, it put aside answering one critical infringement factor. Still, the ruling appeared to reduce the legal leverage available to software developers who seek copyright protection.

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New Climate Pledges Give Us a 50-50 Shot at Meeting the Paris Agreement

06-May-2021 00:18

Updated the U.S., China, and a dozen other nations have made in recent weeks will likely put the world on track for 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit (2.4 degrees Celsius) of warming by the end of the century, according to a new . This is a modicum of good news, assuming countries actually follow through,…

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Skull & Bones release date, news and trailers

06-May-2021 00:08

Everything we know about Ubisoft’s pirate adventure, Skull & Bones.

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Did Battle.net just leak World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic's release date?

06-May-2021 00:04

A Battle.net ad might have just revealed the release date of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic.

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Yubico's new security keys are available in even more form factors

06-May-2021 00:00

Whether you're looking for a compact device or a wireless one, Yubico has a security key to meet your authentication needs.

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Marvel's Loki Will Mischievously Show Up on Disney+ a Few Days Early

06-May-2021 00:00

Leave it to Loki to screw everything up. The was set to debut on, following the scheduling pattern set by WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. But it seems that’s not how Loki does things: the show will now debut June 9, which is a Wednesday, and…

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Peloton API Exposed User Data, Even for Private Accounts

05-May-2021 23:46

Peloton’s had a rough go in the news cycle lately, and not helping matters is the fact that its leaky API allowed any hacker to obtain any user’s account data—even if that user had set their profile to private.

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Best PS5 headsets 2021: the top PlayStation 5 gaming headsets

05-May-2021 23:39

Searching for the best PS5 headsets available right now? These gaming headphones will sit on your cranium comfortably and deliver awesome sound.

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Citizen Releases New Star Wars Watches for the Discerning Jawa

05-May-2021 23:20

Boba Fanns, rejoice! Citizen has hopped aboard the Star Wars spacetrain with a new set of themed Ana-Digi Temp watches. The $350 watches come hot on the heels of the company’s Rebel Pilot and X-Wing watches that launched and feature beloved characters like C3PO, R2D2, and Darth Vader.

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Researchers Create Free-Floating Animated Holograms That Bring Us One Step Closer to Star Trek's Holodecks

05-May-2021 23:10

Back in 2018, researchers from Brigham Young University demonstrated a that used lasers to create free-floating holographic images that don’t need a display. That same team is now demonstrating a new technique that allows those : goodbye TVs, hello…

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Scientists Find That Cats Love to Sit Inside Squares—Even Fake Ones

05-May-2021 22:50

Cats, like people, can be fooled by optical illusions, nifty new research out this week suggests. The study, based on experiments conducted by pet owners at home, found that cats tend to sit inside 2D shapes that only look like squares about as often as they’ll sit inside a real square. The findings might give us a…

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Sony Drops Its Remaining DSLR Cameras as it Goes Full Mirrorless

05-May-2021 22:40

Sony is already the largest seller of full-frame mirrorless cameras, and it seems as it continues to make waves in that market, Sony has finally decided to discontinue its few remaining DSLR cameras.

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Software Business Driving US Jobs, GDP Growth

05-May-2021 18:00

The software industry fueled jobs and GDP growth in the United States in 2020, according to a report by Software.org: the BSA Foundation. The software industry supported more than 15.8 million jobs in 2020. While the largest concentrations of software jobs remain in traditional tech hubs, such as Washington and California, other states have experienced greater job growth.

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You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now

05-May-2021 06:51

A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.

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Boost Mobile’s Unlimited Plus plan now comes with talk, text, and telemedicine

05-May-2021 06:43

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In what looks to be a first in terms of subscriber perks, Boost Mobile that its $60 per month Unlimited Plus cellphone plan will come with access to to 24/7 telemedicine through starting this summer.

Specifically, Unlimited Plus subscribers will get all of the features of K Health’s usual $9-per-month offering. That includes the ability to text chat or hop on a video call with a doctor through the K Health app, which uses the app’s AI suggestions to identify symptoms and potential ailments, and receive actual treatment, including medications and other prescriptions.

The service is free and available for all Boost Unlimited Plus subscribers and offered at a discounted price of $7.99 per month for all of Boost...

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Instagram Stories adds auto-caption sticker so you can watch without sound

05-May-2021 06:43

It's a feature accessibility advocates have long requested.

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Trump launches blog that lets readers share his thoughts on Twitter and Facebook

05-May-2021 06:39

Is a podcast next?

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T-Mobile continues to add subscribers as first quarter earnings beat estimates

05-May-2021 06:37

T-Mobile's growth streak keeps going.

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2022 Acura MDX snags IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award - Roadshow

05-May-2021 06:36

The three-row luxury SUV gets top marks for its tech and crashworthiness.

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22 best TV shows to stream on Amazon Prime Video

05-May-2021 06:28

Amazon's TV game is solid.

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The story of Basecamp’s disastrous policy

05-May-2021 06:25

Basecamp’s CEO published a blog post about policy changes — it may have broken the company

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24 best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video

05-May-2021 06:15

Amazon's gradually stacking up a pile of excellent flicks.

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DogeCoin surpasses 50 cents: What's behind this latest surge

05-May-2021 06:15

Will we see DogeCoin millionaires?

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Scientists Say You Can Have More Than 150 Friends, If You Want

05-May-2021 06:15

In the early 1990s, a British anthropologist named Robin Dunbar argued that humans can’t handle more than 150 stable relationships based on the size of the human brain’s neocortex and observations of other primate groups socializing. Now, a team of researchers in Sweden say that number is bunk.

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The 58 best TV shows to stream on Netflix

05-May-2021 06:11

Netflix is stacked with incredible TV shows. This list should help you find the best (and skip the duds).

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Google Pixel Buds A-Series accidentally revealed in official tweet

05-May-2021 06:08

The Pixel Buds A, a potentially affordable version of Google's earbuds, may have been confirmed by an official Google tweet and German site.

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Bugatti's $300,000 pool table has gyroscopic self-leveling for your yacht - Roadshow

05-May-2021 06:07

The Bugatti pool table is made from carbon fiber, and only 30 will be sold.

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41 best movies to stream on Netflix

05-May-2021 06:07

Stuck in the endless Netflix scroll?

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Bugatti created the ultimate carbon-fiber pool table - Roadshow

05-May-2021 06:07

It costs $300,000 and will even keep itself level on your yacht.

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Musicians Ask Spotify to Promise It'll Never Use Its Creepy Speech-Recognition Patent

05-May-2021 06:00

Earlier this year, Spotify was granted a for that could potentially recommend music based on your “emotional state, gender, age, or accent.” Now, a coalition of more than 180 artists and human rights organizations has written Spotify a asking the company to publicly commit to…

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch release dates -- When does episode 2 hit Disney Plus?

05-May-2021 05:56

The next episode is just days away.

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I like X-wings as much as the next guy, but we don’t need one in the Smithsonian

05-May-2021 05:55

Image: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

May Fourth is informally the Star Wars Day holiday, which random brands typically use to hawk their wares. Although it’s not as bad as the promotions that come out of the woodwork on , I think I’m drawing the line at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum adding an X-wing Starfighter from Star Wars to its collection. that the famous ship would be going on display in 2022, via a prop loan from the Disney-owned production company, Lucasfilm.

The Smithsonian says the X-wing in question is from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and will be displayed outside the museum’s Albert Einstein Planetarium after undergoing “conservation in the Restoration Hangar in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.”

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Best car covers in 2021 - Roadshow

05-May-2021 05:50

Here are the best car covers to protect your prized possession from scratches, dust, rain, snow and hail.

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Merry and Pippin Are Going Podcasting

05-May-2021 05:45

These days , so why not a couple of hobbits talking about life in Middle-earth? That’s exactly what’s happening with The Friendship Onion, which will feature actors Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd talking all things pop culture—and in particular, the franchise that brought them together,

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Chelsea vs. Real Madrid in the Champions League: Semi-final start time, how to watch

05-May-2021 05:45

Chelsea meet Real Madrid to see who faces off against Man City in the final. Here's what you need to know...

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AT&T violated labor law but can still ban workers from recording conversations, NLRB rules

05-May-2021 05:38

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

An AT&T policy that bars employees from recording conversations with managers or colleagues is legal, according to a . The board found that while AT&T violated US labor law in how it had applied the policy, the recording ban itself was not illegal.

According to AT&T’s rules, “employees may not record telephone or other conversations they have with their co-workers, managers or third parties unless such recordings are approved in advance by the Legal Department.”

In its decision, the NLRB overturned part of an earlier ruling which said that the policy’s potential to infringe on workers’ rights outweighed AT&T’s need to keep customer data private.

The case centers on a complaint filed...

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HTC may announce two new Vive VR headsets on May 11th

05-May-2021 05:35

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

HTC is planning to unveil two Vive virtual reality headsets at its ViveCon 2021 conference that’s happening on May 11th and May 12th, . While the original Vive and Vive Pro headsets were associated more with gaming, the high-end Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3 Business Edition will reportedly be aimed toward the enterprise sector.

No specs or images of either headset have surfaced, so it’s unclear if both will be tethered headsets that require a PC to use or if one will have a standalone, wire-free design to take on the likes of the .

The report from Protocol states that both headsets were mentioned in HTC company documents and were also briefly listed on European e-commerce site Alzashop. Before those...

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Google Docs update makes collaboration easier than ever

05-May-2021 05:30

Google's new Show Editors feature in Docs allows users to quickly see changes made by other contributors.

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The best sleep masks for 2021

05-May-2021 05:30

Block out light, reduce stress and sleep better with these eye masks.

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Stop the Steal: ‘Hacker’ Homecoming Queen Charged as Adult in Vote-Changing Scandal

05-May-2021 05:30

Authorities appear to have uncovered a vast, nefarious conspiracy to electronically rig an American election in favor of an illegitimate victor. Neither nor are alleged to have been involved in this one, however.

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The Pentagon's Inspector General Is Investigating the Pentagon's UFO Investigation Program

05-May-2021 05:30

The military UFO plot has, somehow, thickened yet again: The Inspector General of the Department of Defense is the Pentagon’s program to investigate reports of unidentified aerial phenomena.

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Here’s how to turn your Lenovo laptop into an Echo Show, if you want to do that for some reason

05-May-2021 05:15

Lenovo

A new Show Mode feature from Amazon is now rolling out to some Lenovo laptops. When you activate this, it will change your home screen to look like the home screen of an Echo Show smart display, in a similar fashion to the Show Mode feature on Amazon’s tablets. That means you’ll be able to do smart display things like controlling smart home devices, glancing at the weather and news headlines, and chatting with Alexa — you know, the kind of stuff you’ve always wished you could do on your ThinkPad.

The feature is currently rolling out to Yoga, ThinkPad, and IdeaPad PCs that have Alexa built in, and it’s available in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. Lenovo says...

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These Star Wars Holochess Figures Are Unfathomably Expensive

05-May-2021 05:00

Star Wars fans celebrate . Some rewatch the movies. Some get in costume and . And 77 of them spent $4,800 on a set of the little holochess monsters seen in A New Hope for about five seconds.

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Updating an Apple Watch Series 3 is a nightmare in 2021

05-May-2021 04:55

Apple Watch | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Apple Watch Series 3 was first released in September 2017, bringing fitness improvements and a faster processor. Nearly four years later, in 2021, Apple is still selling the Series 3 as its entry-level Apple Watch model starting at $199, an $80 savings compared to the more recent Apple Watch SE. Only, as I’ve recently learned, “still selling” and “supporting in a reasonable manner” are two very different things, and updating an Apple Watch Series 3 in 2021 is a nightmare of infuriating technological hoops to jump through.

Normally, updating an Apple Watch is an annoyingly long but straightforward process: you charge your Watch up to 50 percent, plug it in, and wait for the slow process of the update transferring and installing to...

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It's DIY time: Save up to $58 on a Cricut crafting machine

05-May-2021 04:55

You can get the powerful Explore Air 2 for $169 and have your way with over 100 types of materials for hobbyists and pros alike.

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features

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce, continue work together on foundation

05-May-2021 04:54

The pair will still collaborate on their charitable organization, but said they "no longer believe we can grow together as a couple."

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Fortnite battles Apple: Epic says it's fighting for all developers, but admits it wanted a special deal

05-May-2021 04:48

Fortnite maker Epic Games is suing Apple over what it says are unfair and monopolistic business practices. But it's not so cut and dry.

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Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned

05-May-2021 04:46

A series of Instagram ads run by the platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by... targeting…

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Baby Yoda rings the New York Stock Exchange bell to celebrate May the 4th

05-May-2021 04:45

Grogu made an appearance in New York on Star Wars Day.

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hardware

Clubhouse audio chat app is finally coming to Android

05-May-2021 04:41

Months after launching on iOS, the audio-only Clubhouse chat platform is finally gearing up to release a ‘rough beta’ on Android, though it’s unclear when or where it will deploy first.

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Basecamp CEO apologizes to staff in new post: ‘We have a lot to learn’ 

05-May-2021 04:36

Alex Castro/The Verge

In a new blog post, after the “policy changes” he announced last week ultimately led to a third of the company’s workforce opting to leave.

“Last week was terrible. We started with policy changes that felt simple, reasonable, and principled, and it blew things up culturally in ways we never anticipated,” Fried wrote. “David and I completely own the consequences, and we’re sorry. We have a lot to learn and reflect on, and we will.”

The blog post that started the software company’s terrible week was a that prohibited, among other things, “societal and political discussions” on internal forums.

Today’s social and political waters are especially choppy. Sensitivities are at...

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Google May Have Inadvertently Just Spilled the Beans About the Pixel Buds A on Twitter

05-May-2021 04:34

Google I/O 2021 is just a couple of weeks away, but in the run-up to its annual developer conference, Google may have just accidentally confirmed the existence of the Pixel Buds A on Twitter.

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Google prematurely announces ‘Pixel Buds A-Series’ with now-deleted tweet

05-May-2021 04:33

Image: Google

Google seems to be getting a little ahead of itself. This afternoon, as noticed by and others, the official Android account on Twitter tweeted a photo of the “Pixel Buds A-Series” and said the earbuds “have arrived.” Except... they definitely haven’t. Google has yet to properly announce the Pixel Buds A-Series, which are expected to be sold at a lower price than the standard $179 model.

The tweet, which also mentioned the “quality sound and quick Bluetooth pairing” of Google’s latest buds, has since been deleted. Google has a history of, well, , but this does seem to have been an error.

Google I/O 2021 is scheduled to start in two weeks on May 18th. But based on the mistaken...

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Pulse Secure says it has fixed VPN issue that saw major targets hacked

05-May-2021 04:30

Vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure VPN appliance is finally fixed.

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Donald Trump’s ‘social media platform’ has launched and it’s just a blog

05-May-2021 04:13

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

After months of promising for banned posters, former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a new section of his website that’s essentially just a WordPress blog.

The new “platform” is styled like a generic version of Twitter but hosted as from Trump. People can sign up for post alerts on the platform through their email and phone numbers and are allegedly , although that function doesn’t appear to work as of publication. Users are also allowed to share Trump’s posts on Facebook and Twitter. The Twitter sharing option doesn’t currently work, but Facebook’s does allow people to share Trump’s posts.

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Pixel Buds A Series briefly revealed on Android's Twitter account, then deleted

05-May-2021 04:10

The upcoming ear buds appeared in white.

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Too Many of You Still Believe in 5G Conspiracy Theories

05-May-2021 03:50

5G conspiracies are . They’ve been tirelessly debunked several times and yet a 2021 survey found that roughly 24% of people believe that at least one 5G conspiracy is true. C’mon, really?

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Yahoo Answers is dead, but its weird and amusing legacy lives on

05-May-2021 03:36

What Yahoo Answers was supposed to be, what it became, and what remains.

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hardware

Genesis prepares to enter Europe, 'dedicated' cars coming soon - Roadshow

05-May-2021 03:31

What kind of "dedicated" luxury cars might we see for Europe? Genesis says electric cars are a high priority.

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Making Fun of Superman Is Tradition

05-May-2021 03:30

As part of DC’s new Infinite Frontier relaunch—meant to build on the foundation laid by its and  titles—the comic publisher’s set to put out a new miniseries. It kicked off with the massive featuring a bevy of creative talent ahead of writer Joshua Williamson and artist…

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Leaked Slides Show the Gas Industry Is Freaking Out

05-May-2021 03:20

At the end of April, the Twitter account for Eversource, the biggest utility in New England, posted an on the utility’s clean energy goals full of rich stock footage of windmills and solar panels and set to a rousing gospel-style song.

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Don't Expect More Software Updates for the Samsung Galaxy S8

05-May-2021 03:10

It’s always a sad day in Androidland when a popular smartphone officially reaches its end of life. Samsung will no longer push software updates to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones.

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AWS still leads global cloud market despite Azure surge

05-May-2021 03:07

AWS may control the largest share of the global cloud market but Microsoft Azure is steadily making inroads.

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Zoom Claims Another Victim as NYC Schools Cancel Snow Days

05-May-2021 02:55

Chalk up one more precious thing the pandemic has ruined. On Tuesday, the New York City Department of Education announced that it would no longer allow kids to stay home from school on especially snowy or bad weather days; instead, schools will switch to remote learning.

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The Mitchells vs the Machines Team Explain How They Made One of the Best Animated Movies of 2021

05-May-2021 02:45

If you haven’t watched Sony’s yet—it’s on Netflix—you should do that immediately. Co-directors and writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe tell the story of a family traveling across the country to bring the daughter to college when a robot apocalypse threatens to take over the…

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Twitter's Upcoming Subscription Service Looms Following Latest Acquisition

05-May-2021 02:45

While Twitter has yet to officially outline plans for its upcoming subscription service, the social media giant continues to prep for its release with the acquisition of Scroll.

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Colorful Photos Reveal the Secrets of Australia’s Twilight Zone Coral Gardens

05-May-2021 02:30

In the depths of the ocean off the northwest Australian coast lie vast, mysterious ecosystems. Until recently, they were completely undocumented by scientists. A team of researchers changed that in mid-April, though, after they boarded an oceanic research vessel known as the R/V Falkor. Equipped with advanced robotic…

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The Meatless Movement Could Become a Class War

05-May-2021 02:12

On Monday, New York City’s it would no longer serve meat as part of its $315 tasting menu. It quickly met with conservative backlash that’s with anything remotely resembling a pro-climate choice.

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hardware

Concept App That Pays You Bitcoin to Name-Drop Brands Is the Future and You Know It

05-May-2021 02:10

Companies swear up and down that they aren’t using smartphone apps to eavesdrop on our conversations and serve up hyper-focused ads. But this distressing , which tips users in Bitcoin every time they mention a brand, demonstrates that it’s probably not going to be very long before that’s…

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This Little Cube Puts Game Boy Games On the Big Screen

05-May-2021 02:00

Back in ‘94, Nintendo released the Super Game Boy, a cartridge adapter that made Game Boy games playable on a TV through the SNES. Hyperkin’s new Retron Sq does the exact same thing, but as a standalone console that offers modern HDMI connectivity. Its simplicity makes it easy for anyone to use, but it also holds the…

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hardware

Update to iOS 14.5.1 Right Now or Your iPhone Is a Sitting Duck for Hackers

05-May-2021 01:41

Apple has rushed out fixes to two major vulnerabilities , last month’s update that implemented its App Tracking Transparency feature. Both bugs could have allowed malicious parties to remotely execute code, possibly leading to the takeover of an affected device. That means you need to update your…

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Dell just patched a driver security flaw dating from 2009

05-May-2021 01:30

Dell users should install the company's latest patch now to avoid falling victim to any potential attacks exploiting these flaws.

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60% of School Apps Are Sharing Your Kids' Data With Third Parties

05-May-2021 01:22

Over the past year, we’ve seen schools shift to digital services at an as a way to educate kids safely during the covid-19 pandemic. We’ve also seen these digital tools these kid’s data at a similarly unprecedented rate, suffer , and generally handle student’s personal…

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Spider-Man Andrew Garfield Claims He’s Not in No Way Home

05-May-2021 01:15

The ongoing battle between and non-disclosure agreements continues.

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hardware

New Culture War Just Dropped: World’s Largest Jeweler Pivots to Lab-Grown Diamonds

05-May-2021 01:06

If you can bring yourself to wear a diamond that doesn’t represent a shaved-down bit of the planet’s finite supply, but is chemically identical to the original product and denies warlords funding—then Pandora is your shop. The world’s largest (in sheer volume of product), known for charm bracelets,

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Dogecoin price surges to new all-time high on eToro listing

05-May-2021 00:30

Dogecoin has reached a new all-time high after being listed on both eToro and Gemini.

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Natural Radio Signals Detected in Venus’s Atmosphere

05-May-2021 00:30

During its third flyby of Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe recorded natural radio emissions from within the Venusian atmosphere. The finding is confirmation that Venus’s upper atmosphere undergoes major changes in accordance with the Sun’s 11-year cycle, providing new insights into this enigmatic—and utterly…

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The business value of Cloud Foundry and its future

04-May-2021 23:46

Cloud Foundry makes it possible for enterprises to build, test, deploy and scale software significantly faster.

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Amazon Prime Day sneak peek: Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Kindle and more on sale

04-May-2021 23:38

Amazon is giving us a sneak peek of its upcoming Prime Day sale with deals on the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Kindle, and more.

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WhatsApp unleashes a six-pack of sticker sets

04-May-2021 23:24

Liven up your chats with six brand new sticker sets, available now.

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Ericsson targets SMBs with '5G ready' remote desktop

04-May-2021 23:14

Ericsson Wireless Office offers secure, subscription-based access to business apps and It infrastructure.

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software

The best Nokia 5.4 cases and covers

04-May-2021 23:03

The Nokia 5.4 is a budget smartphone that's more attractively designed than its modest price would suggest. Protect its good looks with one of these cases.

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Star Wars Pinball VR shows that the savior of the arcade could be your Oculus headset

04-May-2021 22:57

This Star Wars day the latest game in the franchise shows that VR isn’t reserved for out of this world experiences.

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AMD Zen 4 rumor suggests late 2022 release - a year after Intel Alder Lake debuts

04-May-2021 22:39

It looks like AMD might be late to the DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 party

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OnePlus Nord SE release date, price, news and leaks

04-May-2021 21:53

We could see the OnePlus Nord SE, a specced-down OnePlus Nord, some time in 2021.

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Office 365 down: Microsoft investigating issues with some apps

04-May-2021 21:51

Office 365 outage stopping users accessing the full range of apps.

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hardware

Nintendo Switch Pro may be in doubt as Nintendo ramps up Switch production

04-May-2021 21:47

Nintendo is hoping to shift more Switch consoles this year as demand remains extremely high, but what does it mean for the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro?

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Outdated Windows Users Flout Computing Safety

04-May-2021 18:00

A recent study by Kaspersky revealed that nearly one quarter of PCs still run Microsoft Windows 7, which stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020. Using an end-of-life operating system that no longer receives security updates is akin to driving a car with a brake light on, suggested Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra AI.

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Many CEOs Skeptical of Social Media Marketing

04-May-2021 18:00

A survey of more than 200 CEOs maintains that poor digital marketing practices and meaningless metrics are "putting the board to sleep." According to the study, 62 percent of the CEOs believe that too much of marketing budgets is wasted on activities that don't deliver meaningful results, while nearly as many -- 60 percent -- think that the marketing potential of social media has been exaggerated.

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hardware

Doctor Strange 2 Had to Be Rewritten When Marvel Cut Strange From WandaVision

04-May-2021 06:30

Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to appear as Doctor Strange on . Then Marvel decided against it and had to change everything.

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch release dates -- When does episode 1 hit Disney Plus?

04-May-2021 06:26

Hint: It arrives on a certain day in May.

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The best dog food delivery for 2021

04-May-2021 06:15

Our favorite dog food delivery services send quality kibble and will save you trips to the store.

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Apple and Fortnite maker Epic trade blows as antitrust court battle begins

04-May-2021 06:05

Epic says Apple's business model is anti-competitive. Apple says Epic just doesn't want to pay fees.

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Arrival and Uber are working on an electric ride-hailing car

04-May-2021 06:01

Images: Arrival

UK-based EV startup Arrival is working with Uber to develop an electric car that will be “purpose-built” for ride-hailing. Arrival plans to put the car into production in late 2023 and says it will not be exclusive to Uber. Instead, the startup says the goal is to create an affordable vehicle that would appeal to the millions of ride-hailing drivers around the world.

It’s another vote of confidence in Arrival, which just became after merging with a special purpose acquisition company, or . Founded in 2015, Arrival is also developing electric delivery vans (with UPS as a customer) and . It also has backing from Hyundai and Kia.

Arrival and Uber released a handful of renderings of the new car’s...

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Scientists can use driving data and machine learning to detect dementia - Roadshow

04-May-2021 05:52

The algorithm being used currently has a 66% success rate.

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Impossible Foods clears legal battle over the ingredient that makes its meat ‘bleed’

04-May-2021 05:32

Close-up shot of the Impossible Foods Company’s product Impossible Burger in Walnut Creek, California, January 11, 2021. | Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

A San Francisco federal appeals court upheld a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow Impossible Foods to use “heme,” the additive the company says makes its products “.”

Had Impossible Foods lost this legal battle, it could have dealt a heavy blow to the company. Genetically engineered heme is what sets its products apart from other competitors like Beyond Meat that don’t use the ingredient.

The FDA used a weaker legal standard than it should have to approve the use of heme, the nonprofit Center for Food Safety argued in a lawsuit it filed last year. It said the FDA made its decision based on safety standards for food additives rather than on...

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Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this week: How to watch the sizzling show

04-May-2021 05:32

Bits of Halley's Comet are burning up in the atmosphere right now.

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hardware

Free2Move may be bringing Citroen's tiny electric Ami to the US - Roadshow

04-May-2021 05:30

But the catch is that it's only going to be used for car-sharing.

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hardware

To celebrate May the 4th, ask Alexa these Star Wars questions

04-May-2021 05:22

Hrrmmm. Your Amazon virtual assistant, talk like Baby Yoda you can make. Yes, hrrmmm.

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Apple expects to ship 20M foldable iPhones in 2023, report says

04-May-2021 05:22

A phone with an 8-inch foldable screen could be coming from Apple.

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Child Sexual Abuse Site With 400,000 Users Shut Down by a Multinational Task Force

04-May-2021 05:20

An international task force has shut down a large-scale dark web child sexual abuse platform, along with several similarly aligned dark web chat sites. According to from Germany’s Central Office for Combating Internet Crime (ZIT), “Boystown” had 400,000 registered users and was “one of Europe’s most…

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Bill and Melinda Gates to separate after 27 years of marriage

04-May-2021 05:11

The Microsoft co-founder said the couple "will continue our work together" at their charitable foundation.

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Tom Hanks' New Sci-Fi Film From Game of Thrones' Miguel Sapochnik Moves to Apple

04-May-2021 05:00

Tom Hanks has a new sci-fi film coming out from Game of Thrones director , and while it was originally called Bios and , it has now changed its title to Finch and has a new release date and outlet.

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Lego's 2,354-Piece Space Shuttle Discovery Is Worth Every Penny

04-May-2021 05:00

One of the best ways to learn is to study under someone who’s already highly skilled, and when it comes to building with Lego, the official sets are a treasure trove of knowledge from some of the world’s most talented model makers. The new is not only a wonderfully detailed model, the…

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features

Amazon’s Thursday Night Football deal will start early

04-May-2021 04:54

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Amazon made history as the first all-digital streamer to , and now that Amazon will be streaming games sooner than expected — starting with the 2022 season.

The NFL’s previous announcement set the start of Amazon’s exclusivity in 2023. Now Amazon gets its exclusive rights even sooner and for even longer thanks to a new 11-year contract matching the NFL’s other partners, including CBS, NBC (and Peacock), and Fox. That means 2021 will mark the final season with Fox broadcasting Thursday Night Football.

One important note: Amazon’s exclusivity doesn’t extend to local markets. You should still be able to watch Thursday Night Football on an over-the-air...

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hardware

What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

04-May-2021 04:47

An article in the New York Times today a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…

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hardware

Put a laser on a freakin' tape measure for just $26

04-May-2021 04:46

This two-in-one laser tape measure can be used to measure length, area, volume and indirect height -- 3,000 times on a single charge.

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Red Dead Online, FIFA 21, Final Fantasy X coming to Xbox Game Pass in May

04-May-2021 04:46

Another month of big games for subscribers.

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Invincible's Season 1 Finale Was About the Fight Everyone Should Be Ready For

04-May-2021 04:30

Amazon’s adaptation of —the Image comic from writer and artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley—did a surprisingly solid job of weaving plots from the original series into a new and distinct story. The show’s season one finale centered on a pivotal moment from the comic but left it…

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The EPA Takes First Step to Reduce Some of the Most Dangerous Greenhouse Gases on Earth

04-May-2021 04:30

The Biden administration is clamping down on hydrofluorocarbons, an extremely powerful suite of greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, fire extinguishing systems, and building insulation.

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Future of American Democracy Hangs in Balance and/or Doesn't

04-May-2021 04:30

Facebook’s Oversight Board, the supposedly independent watchdog tasked with determining whether Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook after he incited a deadly neo-fascist riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 will be as , has reached a decision. On Monday, it stated that it will be

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AMD RDNA 3 specs leak points to serious performance gains over Big Navi

04-May-2021 04:25

Specs for AMD's Navi 33 GPU, based on its RDNA 3 architecture, leaked online this week, indicating that the lower-end GPU will go toe-to-toe with the high-end Big Navi cards.

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PlayStation and Discord Are Teaming Up

04-May-2021 04:20

Discord, the gamer-focused chat app that’s a bit more than usual recently, has partnered with Sony’s PlayStation. Details are scarce, but the statement put out by Sony promises to bring “the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile” beginning next year.

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how-to

How to watch The Bad Batch and stream new Star Wars animated series online

04-May-2021 04:19

Hunter and Clone Force 99 defy Admiral Tarkin and go on the run in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Here we explain how to watch The Bad Batch online with Disney Plus.

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Fortnite made more than $9 billion in revenue in its first two years

04-May-2021 04:12

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

After a meteoric rise to popularity in 2018, Fortnite generated more than $5 billion in its first year for Epic Games, new financial documents reveal. The document, made public as part of over the latter’s App Store practices, shows that the game brought in more than $9 billion total for Epic in 2018 and 2019.

The document doesn’t break down how much Epic specifically profited from Fortnite, but the company reported more than $5.5 billion in profit from the two-year period.

In the document, the company predicted that it would have almost $3.6 billion in revenue for 2020. Epic doesn’t usually publicly provide financial statements, but CEO indicates that it actually made much...

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60 Million Stars and Not One Alien Detected

04-May-2021 04:10

Astrobiologists with the Breakthrough Listen project have released the preliminary results of a SETI survey, in which the team hunted for radio signals along a line of sight that extends toward the galactic center.

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It’s once again time to update your iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch as soon as possible

04-May-2021 04:07

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

I know there’s , but if you’re reading it on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch (okay, that last one may be a stretch), you should probably pause and update that device — today’s update fixes a security issue that may have been actively exploited.

The updates contained in , , and are meant to fix arbitrary code execution exploits present in WebKit, Apple’s framework that renders most of the web content you see on your device (unless you’re using, say, Chrome or Firefox on Mac). In normal language, the updates patch a hole that let malicious websites run unchecked code on your device, so it’s not the type of update you want to put off.

If...

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Hardware Hacker Breaks the DRM on a Mini Dishwasher

04-May-2021 04:00

In what amounts to a very clever bit of hardware hacking, developer (the hacker who created a when a boss walks by) has detailed a methodology for refilling the DRM-protected detergent cassettes for a $486 portable dishwasher called .

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PS5 restock update: How to find a PlayStation 5 at Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop and other retailers

04-May-2021 03:58

What store will have PS5s this week?

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One rocket has launched a quarter of the SpaceX Starlink satellites and it's not done

04-May-2021 03:56

The next Falcon 9 will tie a record and help Elon Musk prove a point.

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Clubhouse Is Losing Steam

04-May-2021 03:54

Clubhouse—the company that was making headlines just a few months back for drawing (and )—seems to have reached a tipping point. In April, the app reached a grand total of 922,000 downloads, new research found, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier.

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Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are separating, but their charitable foundation will continue

04-May-2021 03:49

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Robin Hood

and have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

Bill Gates is best known as the founder of Microsoft, who leveraged his fortune at the helm of that company working together with Melinda Gates to form the in 2000. The Gates Foundation has since grown to become one of — if not the largest — charitable foundations in the world, with an endowment of almost $50 billion.

Bill had previously stepped away from his (in 2000), (in 2008), and a in...

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This LED desk lamp with USB ports and wireless charging pad is now under $20

04-May-2021 03:39

Save 60% on this multifunction lamp with a night light mode, timers and adjustable color temperature.

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features

Bitcoin is no longer the cryptocurrency king

04-May-2021 03:31

Ethereum's rise continues but will it be able to topple the world's first cryptocurrency?

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hardware

Alan Moore's Next Books Sound Alan Moore-y as Hell

04-May-2021 03:15

, modern-day Saruman and creator of comic masterpieces like Watchmen, , and From Hell, has just signed with a new book publisher, and his upcoming fiction series sounds... well, like just the sort of things Alan Moore tends to write.

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Why paper bottles may be the best way to sell a Pepsi

04-May-2021 03:13

Pepsi and Pulpex are plotting a huge change to how you buy a soft drink -- no plastic, glass or can.

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hardware

Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti cards may launch in early June

04-May-2021 03:04

Nvidia is reportedly set to announce the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti by May 31, with a hard launch to follow a week or two after that.

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COVID-19 herd immunity might not happen in the US, say experts

04-May-2021 03:03

Some scientists argue there isn't a magic herd immunity number we need to reach to control COVID-19.

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Best GeForce RTX 3000 gaming desktop deals from Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg

04-May-2021 02:46

The graphics cards themselves are impossible to find, but there are PCs available with Nvidia's latest GPUs.

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The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Experiment Is About to Get More Interesting

04-May-2021 02:46

It’s not wrong to want Ingenuity to crash. The Mars helicopter getting into a dramatic accident would mean that the NASA team pushed the craft to its limits—that there’s finally a ceiling on the accomplishments of the astonishingly successful chopper. So far, Ingenuity has completed four of its five scheduled test…

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2021 Summer Movie Preview: Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy You Can (Maybe) Watch in Theaters

04-May-2021 02:45

We feel like Janine in , except instead of screaming “We got one!” it’s “Summer movies!”

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Sustainable sound: how headphones, speakers and turntables are going green

04-May-2021 02:43

Everything you need to know about the top audio products that are environmentally sound.

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Ethereum Surges to $3,200, Making Its Creator the Youngest Crypto Billionaire

04-May-2021 02:30

Amidst an , Ether soared to new market heights Monday, becoming one of the priciest cryptocurrencies in circulation. The Ethereum blockchain-based token is now worth around $3,200, making its total market capitalization higher than Bank of America, Paypal, and Nestle.

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Spaces images from NASA and beyond make Star Wars feel totally real

04-May-2021 02:29

On May the 4th (or any day of the year), celebrate Star Wars with spectacular space images that bring the sci-fi universe to life.

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Here are Apple’s and Epic’s full slideshows arguing why they should win at trial

04-May-2021 02:04

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Both Apple and Epic have released their opening presentations on why they feel they should win this week’s trial, which is set to determine . In the documents, which you can look through below, each company lays out its case.

The when Apple removed Epic Games’ Fortnite from the App Store after Epic bypassed Apple’s system for in-app purchases. But it’s turned into a much deeper examination of Apple’s walled-garden approach to technology, and whether some of the walls the company puts up might violate antitrust law.

We took in advance of the trial, but you can see the same arguments play out in these presentations. Epic uses metaphors of brick...

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Best car battery chargers for 2021 - Roadshow

04-May-2021 02:00

Car batteries can lose their charge because of weather, age or simply because the lights were left on. Here are the best car battery chargers to get your vehicle started and back on the road.

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Facebook's oversight board to rule on Trump's suspended accounts

04-May-2021 02:00

The board's decision is expected on Wednesday.

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Apple's Foldable iPhone Reportedly Rolling Out in 2023

04-May-2021 01:45

The question was never if, but when, and according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the long-rumored foldable iPhone is now expected in 2023.

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GM’s installing software on Chevy Bolts to help prevent battery fires

04-May-2021 01:45

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

General Motors has finally revealed its to fix the issue at the center of last year’s Chevy Bolt , which the automaker issued in response to a handful of battery pack fires. Affected customers have to bring their Bolts to a dealer so the battery packs can be inspected, and GM says some of the modules that make up the pack may be replaced if any “anomalies” are found. But dealers will also install “advanced onboard diagnostic software” on all of the affected vehicles.

That software, GM says, will be able to “detect potential issues related to changes in battery module performance before problems can develop.” The company says the software will be standard on all new Bolts moving forward.

Following last year’s recall, GM...

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In a First, People Had Their Brain Activity Tracked Remotely During Everyday Life

04-May-2021 01:17

In a new study out Monday, scientists say they can now record people’s brain activity wirelessly throughout the day—a feat that could allow for better research into the brain’s inner workings. They then used that data to adjust the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation. It’s an…

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Disney+ Celebrates May the Fourth With The Bad Batch, a Simpsons Spoof, and More

04-May-2021 01:15

The most important day in the Star Wars franchise—other than —is May 4, a.k.a. May the Fourth, when Lucasfilm and its various affiliates celebrate a galaxy far, far away (and the billions of dollars it makes them). This year, Disney’s streaming service seems to be where the party’s happening.

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Sony really hated PS4 crossplay, confidential documents reveal

04-May-2021 01:05

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

It’s no secret that Sony held back PS4 cross-platform play for years, but new confidential documents and emails reveal just how much Sony was against letting people play the same games with their friends on other platforms. for both Rocket League and Minecraft, despite Nintendo and Microsoft both enabling players to play across Xbox and Switch. The issue really blew up when Sony in 2018, and . It now appears that Sony may have been holding out to offset potential revenue losses.

In the months leading up to Sony’s decision to block Fortnite crossplay in 2018, Epic Games had pleaded with Sony to enable crossplay, emails in the Epic Games v. Apple case...

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PlayStation's new partnership with Discord may link the chat service to your PS5

04-May-2021 01:00

After Microsoft was reportedly interested in buying Discord, Sony has announced a new partnership with the platform.

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Intel investing $3.5B in New Mexico fab upgrade, boosting US chipmaking

04-May-2021 00:44

The plant will make processors using Intel's Foveros stacking technology. Along with $20 billion for two new Arizona fabs, it's part of CEO Pat Gelsinger's turnaround plan.

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Xbox Series X gets Xbox FPS Boost support for dozens of games like Alien Isolation

04-May-2021 00:43

Microsoft has added Xbox FPS Boost support for dozens of backward compatible games, including Alien: Isolation.

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PlayStation and Discord team up to help players connect

04-May-2021 00:42

Starting next year, Discord will integrate with PlayStation games for a more social experience.

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12 Fascinating Falcon and the Winter Soldier Facts Revealed in New Documentary

04-May-2021 00:40

There might be a group text. That’s just one of the many interesting tidbits dispersed through a brand new making-of documentary for Marvel’s . Disney+ has grouped these post-finale specials under the branding of Assembled; , and now with Falcon…

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Huge Amazon sale: Mother's Day deals on 4K TVs, Echo, Fire tablets, Kindle and more

04-May-2021 00:18

Score epic Mother's Day deals from today's Amazon sale, including 4K TVs, Fire tablets, Echo Dot, Kindle, and more.

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The Epic vs. Apple Hearing Is Already a Disaster

04-May-2021 00:15

The Epic v. Apple trial kicked off on Monday morning, and it’s already devolved into a giant, internet-fueled mess.

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PS5 restock date: Best Buy, Target, Costco and Walmart – when and where to buy it this week

03-May-2021 23:49

The next PS5 restock date is going to be as soon as this week, and we'll know when and where to buy it ahead of time.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Black Panther 2 get release dates in new MCU trailer

03-May-2021 23:29

A new Marvel trailer drops the release dates for two major upcoming films alongside footage of Shang Chi and The Eternals.

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Custom Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti card listings suggest official launch is imminent

03-May-2021 23:24

One retailer hints that the Ampere GPU could arrive in just 10 days' time

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Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU specifications leak in full

03-May-2021 23:22

GPU-Z validation entry suggests an official launch is imminent

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Siberia Is on Fire—and It’s Only May

03-May-2021 23:07

It looks like wildfires in Siberia are starting up again—and some fires that never went out after last summer are starting to poke their heads out of the snow. Very normal and cool!

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This Is the First Known Pregnant Mummy

03-May-2021 23:04

A radiological examination of a 2,000-year-old mummy presumed to be a male priest shows it’s actually the preserved remains of a woman—and a pregnant one at that.

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Inside The Bad Batch, the Star Wars TV show about the fallout of Order 66

03-May-2021 23:03

Actor Dee Bradley Baker, head writer Jennifer Corbett and director Brad Rau tell us all about Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new spin-off from The Clone Wars animated series.

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Cast and Crew Talk Putting a New Perspective on the Rise of the Empire

03-May-2021 23:00

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch animated series is . It’s time to see a new take on one of the most explored periods of the galaxy far, far away in Disney’s stewardship of the franchise: the downfall of the Republic and the . But for the team behind the new Disney+ Clone Wars…

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Dell laptops aren't just for spreadsheets – they're also saving Elephants

03-May-2021 22:23

Sturdy tech designed to withstand the harshest conditions is being used across the world to help conservation efforts.

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League of Legends Is Getting Its Own Animated Series on Netflix

03-May-2021 22:15

Between this and the recent, solid Dragon’s Blood, it seems like is going all-in on the hyperspecific market that is “wildly popular MOBA, but make it cartoons.”

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API monitoring: taking visibility to the next level

03-May-2021 21:31

Ian Waters at ThousandEyes discusses the importance of API monitoring for modern application owners.

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This handheld touchscreen all-in-one PC is entirely Raspberry Pi-powered

03-May-2021 21:30

The all-in-one PC is built around the quad-core Raspberry Pi 4 and costs just $329.

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Best budget smartphones in India for 2021

03-May-2021 21:14

We have listed smartphones available at very reasonable prices.

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Autonomous Cars + IoT, and Life or Death Decisions

03-May-2021 18:00

An ecosystem is being created where cars and robots are autonomous and connected so they will be able to connect to other devices, sensors, and data repositories available to them. Let's explore some safety risks associated with this future connectivity on our roadways. We'll then close with the product of the week: a new tablet that is Amazon's first real effort to build a Surface-like laptop.

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Stowaway: That ending explained and all your questions answered

03-May-2021 06:12

What exactly happens to Anna Kendrick's Zoe at the end? Here are a few answers to the Netflix sci-fi's biggest questions.

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Rick and Morty drops a brand new season 5 trailer

03-May-2021 05:42

The new Rick and Morty trailer focuses on a gigantic Kaiju-style, Voltron battle.

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May the 4th: Star Wars lightsaber colors from across the galaxy decoded

03-May-2021 05:34

Blue, green, red, white and black. With Star Wars Day on the horizon, here's your complete guide to the hues of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

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Neuralink President Announces That He’s Left Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Company

03-May-2021 05:33

Max Hodak, the president of , a company that aims to connect human brains with computers which was cofounded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, has said he left the company a few weeks ago. Hodak did not provide any reason for his departure.

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Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Fight date, how to watch, everything to know

03-May-2021 05:09

Logan Paul, a YouTuber, is taking on the greatest boxer of his generation. Makes sense I guess.

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No, Joe Biden's new climate plan won't limit meat consumption

03-May-2021 05:07

False info about Biden's new climate plan are circulating. Here's a quick fact check...

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New trailers: Castlevania, West Side Story, Sweet Tooth, Luca, and more

03-May-2021 05:03

Castlevania |

Just started watching season four of The Handmaid’s Tale and I remember why I prefer the weekly release schedule for this show: Bingeing it is utterly draining (Monica Hesse makes this point much more eloquently in her mostly spoiler-free review in the ). The show has a conundrum: it can’t kill off its main character (which would be an incredible plot twist) and it can’t take her out of Gilead because that’s where the action is. So June has to keep suffering over and over. And over. After the first three episodes, June’s done plenty of suffering already. Over the rest of the season I’m really hoping to see A) much more of Alexis Bledel and Samira Wiley and B) something good happen to June. Anything.

Here’s the roundup of...

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Taika Waititi Is Blackbeard in HBO Max's Pirate Comedy Our Flag Means Death

03-May-2021 04:30

is jumping in front of the camera for a new role in the HBO Max comedy, Our Flag Means Death. Written by David Jenkins (People of Earth), Garrett Basch (What We Do in the Shadows), and Dan Halstead, Waititi will start alongside Rhys Darby and act as executive producer.

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Sin City 30th Anniversay Edition Headed to Bookstores This Fall

03-May-2021 02:30

black and white crime-noir graphic novel Sin City is turning 30. To honor this milestone, a new edition of the comics is releasing in the fall of 2021.

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SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts return to Earth in rare nighttime splashdown

03-May-2021 01:48

Four astronauts, three from NASA and one from JAXA, return after six-month stay on ISS.

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iFixit drilled a key ring hole into one of Apple’s AirTags in its latest teardown

03-May-2021 00:29

iFixit did a teardown of Apple’s AirTags |

The team over at iFixit has done its teardown thing again, this time examining Apple’s AirTag trackers. Part one of its two-part review digs into the guts of the little trackers, and for those lamenting the , iFixit (carefully) drilled a hole into one without damaging any of its parts.

After some reconnaissance inside our first AirTag, we grabbed a 1/16” drill bit and carefully punched a hole through the second tracker in our four-pack—after removing the battery, of course. We miraculously managed to avoid all chips, boards, and antennas, only drilling through plastic and glue. The best part? The AirTag survived the operation like a champ and works as if nothing happened.

The team cautioned that you...

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Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Sequel and Missing Chadwick Boseman

03-May-2021 00:00

is forging ahead with Black Panther 2. Obviously, he restructured the script because lead actor died last year of colon cancer at the age of 43.

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May the Fourth be with you: Star Wars sales and deals have dropped out of hyperspace

02-May-2021 23:57

Save credits like a Hutt on games and collectibles during the weeklong celebration.

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Netflix Is Serving Up Girlpower, and Gunpowder Milkshake This Summer

02-May-2021 22:30

has scooped the US distribution rights to Navot Papushado action flix Gunpowder Milkshake. The film will debut on on the streaming service this summer.

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A massive range of Nintendo Switch game deals are $10 off this weekend

02-May-2021 22:25

Best Buy's Nintendo Switch game deals are offering $10 off a massive range of titles this weekend.

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Facebook and Instagram notices in iOS apps tell users tracking helps keep them ‘free of charge’

02-May-2021 22:18

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Facebook is continuing its campaign against Apple’s iOS 14 privacy updates, adding a notice within its iOS app telling users the information it collects from other apps and websites can “help keep Facebook free of charge.” A similar message was seen on Instagram’s iOS app (Facebook is Instagram’s parent company).

Technology researcher Ashkan Soltani first noted the new pop-up notices on Saturday (see his tweet below), but a Facebook spokesperson directed from earlier last week that detailed the update. The company refers to the notices as “educational screens,” and said they provided “more details about how we use data for personalized ads,” according to the blog post by Dan Levy, Facebook’s vice president for...

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Why Xbox Game Pass is a ‘discovery engine’ for gamers

02-May-2021 22:00

We spoke to Microsoft’s Agostino Simonetta about bringing independent games to the platform, the power of Xbox Game Pass and the importance of Xbox Series S.

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Apple's battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it

02-May-2021 21:04

Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.

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President of Elon Musk’s Neuralink venture tweets that he’s left the company

02-May-2021 20:45

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Neuralink President Max Hodak tweeted Saturday that he has left the company he co-founded with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk xxx. Hodak didn’t elaborate on why he left the company or elaborate on the circumstance for his departure. “I am no longer at Neuralink (as of a few weeks ago),” he tweeted. “I learned a ton there and remain a huge cheerleader for the company! Onward to new things.”

Neuralink is focused on developing brain-machine interfaces. Last month, the company that appeared to show a monkey with...

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart release date, trailers, gameplay, news and rumors

02-May-2021 20:33

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is shaping up to be a visually arresting spectacle exclusive to PS5. Here's everything you need to know.

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Chromebooks could soon come with Google Chat and Google Meet preinstalled

02-May-2021 20:30

The chat and video calling apps could come as part of the Chromebook and Chromebox experience by the end of July.

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The Surface Pro 7 drops to lowest sale price ever at Best Buy

02-May-2021 20:16

An incredible deal, you can snag the Surface Pro 7 on sale and down to its lowest price ever at Best Buy.

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Best Mother's Day gifts in 2021

02-May-2021 20:00

Mother's Day is nearly here but it's not too late to ace it. We pulled together more than two dozen gift ideas Mom will love.

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Invincible season 1’s finale shows how Amazon should handle seasons 2 and 3

02-May-2021 20:00

Invincible episode 8 is funny, brutal and heartbreaking – and it should be the blueprint for Amazon’s adaptation in seasons 2 and 3.

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Are we seeing the return of the closed-door office? I hope not.

02-May-2021 20:00

An open office, 1960s-style. | Photo: United Artists

So it seems that Google, the exemplar of the open-office concept, is trying now to figure out how to keep its design ideals intact while offering its employees at least some feeling of safety in these 6-foot-apart times. Apparently, these measures may include a number of interesting concepts, . (A GIF of one of those walls slowly unfolding nearly had me doing a spit-take with my morning coffee.)

These rather complex measures may have some people wondering whether we should abandon the entire open-office concept and go back to a more old-fashioned — but in these pandemic days, safer — plan of separate offices and high-walled cubicles. To tell you the truth, it doesn’t sound like a bad idea. But.

First, let me...

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SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronauts make “flawless” nighttime splashdown in Gulf of Mexico

02-May-2021 19:30

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. | Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images

Four astronauts returned from the International Space Station early Sunday morning aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico nearly six months after arriving at the orbital laboratory in November last year as the first operational, long-duration crew under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Soichi Noguchi boarded Crew Dragon and undocked from the space station on time at 8:35PM ET Saturday to begin their roughly six-hour trek home.

The crew splashed down off the coast of Panama City, Florida at 2:56AM ET on Sunday, marking the first nighttime splashdown of a crewed US spacecraft since December 1968,...

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Aquaman 2: release date, cast and what else we know about DC's return to Atlantis

02-May-2021 19:00

From Black Manta to Game of Thrones' Pilou Asbæk, here's the latest intel on watery sequel Aquaman 2.

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Spotify has announced a controversial price hike. Will musicians see any of it?

02-May-2021 19:00

Spotify subscriptions are now more expensive in the US, the UK, and parts of Europe.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513 review: a chip off a new block

02-May-2021 19:00

A sleek, but slow, Chromebook

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La Rochelle vs Leinster live stream: how to watch Champions Cup semi-final from anywhere

02-May-2021 18:29

Captain Johnny Sexton is missing for the Irish champions - here's how to live stream La Rochelle vs Leinster and watch European Champions Cup rugby online today.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) release date, price, and how the three tablets compare

02-May-2021 18:00

The new Amazon Fire HD 10 range for 2021 has three new tablets, including a Kids Edition device.

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Garmin Venu Sq vs Garmin Venu 2: choose your next smartwatch

02-May-2021 18:00

The Venu Sq and Venu 2 blend smartwatch features with serious workout tracking, but which is right for you?

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Microsoft explored reducing its Xbox store cut to shake up console gaming

02-May-2021 17:36

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Microsoft had been planning to cut its Xbox store cut to just 12 percent, according to confidential documents filed in the Epic Games vs. Apple case. The software maker details its store fees and changes in a , where it also lists the 12 percent cut to PC games it . While most of the important parts of the document are redacted, one page reveals Microsoft also wanted to reduce its 30 percent store cut on the Xbox console side.

A table reveals “all games will move to 88 / 12 in CY21,” which means Microsoft had been planning a significant cut to Xbox transactions for some point in the 2021 calendar year. While , which is also listed in the same table, the company has...

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Latest Galaxy Z Fold 3 leak hints at the foldable's charging speeds

02-May-2021 16:30

If you're thinking about buying the Galaxy Z Fold 3 when it launches, here's the latest bit of info we've learned.

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MotoGP Spain live stream 2021: how to watch Spanish Grand Prix online from anywhere

02-May-2021 16:12

Can anybody deny Fabio Quartararo and Monster Energy Yamaha? Find out with a MotoGP live stream of the Spanish Grand Prix online - no matter where you are.

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TV shopping tip: Wait until fall (at least) to get the best price

02-May-2021 16:00

You might need a new TV right now, but you won't get the best deal. Holding off a few months could save you hundreds of dollars.

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AMD Ryzen 6000 CPUs not coming in 2021, more rumors claim – we could see 5000 XT chips instead

02-May-2021 15:57

AMD doubtless needs something to go up against Intel’s Alder Lake later this year.

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F1 Portugal live stream: how to watch Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 online from anywhere today

02-May-2021 15:42

It's a Mercedes one-two on the grid in Portugal today. See how to watch the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix and live stream F1 - no matter where you are in the world.

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Will new iPad Pro and other 2021 iPads be hard to buy? Here's what we know so far

02-May-2021 15:00

It's looking likely the 2021 iPads will be hard to buy on release - but that might quickly change.

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The best Dyson Supersonic hair dryer deals, prices and sales for May 2021

02-May-2021 14:47

We have the best prices and sales for the top-rated Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

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Are Chromebooks worth it?: Why I recommend them for most laptop buyers

02-May-2021 13:00

Commentary: They do almost everything you want, but cost less.

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Best VR headsets for 2021

02-May-2021 13:00

Standalone, PC or console? It depends on who you are, how much you want to spend and how long you can wait.

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Stowaway review: Netflix sci-fi ends with a whimper

02-May-2021 08:50

Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette need some air in Stowaway, streaming now on Netflix.

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Apple's battle with Fortnite could change the iPhone as we know it

02-May-2021 06:40

Epic Games changed the video game world with Fortnite. Now it wants to upend Apple's iPhone too.

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As Epic v. Apple approaches the courtroom, Valve is getting sued over Steam too

02-May-2021 05:17

Just two days before to justify its 30 percent App Store fee — and two days after Microsoft — we’re learning that gaming giant Valve is now facing down lawsuits against its own 30 percent cut and alleged anticompetitive practices with its PC gaming platform Steam.

“Valve abuses its market power to ensure game publishers have no choice but to sell most of their games through the Steam Store, where they are subject to Valve’s 30% toll,” argues indie game developer and Wolfire Games, in a lawsuit filed Tuesday (via ).

Much like Epic v. Apple, the new suit argues that a platform owner is using an...

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California Appeals Court Rules Amazon Can Be Held Liable for Third-Party Sellers' Faulty Products

02-May-2021 04:52

A new chapter unfolded this week in Amazon’s years-long legal battle over selling exploding hoverboards. A California appeals court has ruled that the e-commerce giant is responsible for the safety of third-party products sold on its platform, according to .

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Newsmax apologizes to employee of Dominion Voting Systems over false election accusations

02-May-2021 04:46

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Conservative news channel Newsmax has posted an apology to an employee of Dominion Voting Systems, after it reported without evidence that he was involved in manipulating results of the 2020 US presidential election.

“On behalf of Newsmax, we would like to apologize for any harm that our reporting of the allegations against Dr. Coomer may have caused to Dr. Coomer and his family,” . According to the statement, there was no substance to the allegations made about Eric Coomer, Dominion’s director of product strategy and security:

“Newsmax would like to clarify its coverage of Dr. Coomer and note that while Newsmax initially covered claims by President Trump’s lawyers, supporters and others...

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Kentucky Derby 2021: How to watch, stream live today without cable

02-May-2021 03:30

The biggest horse race of the year is running Saturday on NBC. You can watch, no cable subscription required.

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Florida law would ban social sites from banning politicians

02-May-2021 03:24

Supporters say it's an anti-censorship measure, but critics worry about disinformation and dangerous content.

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Polar Bear-Grizzly Hybrids, Aka Pizzly Bears, May Be Growing More Common Due to Climate Crisis

02-May-2021 03:03

What do you get when you cross a polar bear and a grizzly bear? A fluffy reminder of how climate change is transforming our planet at an alarming rate.

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Epic-backed expert says Apple’s app store profit is as high as 78 percent

02-May-2021 02:43

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An expert witness for Epic Games testified that Apple’s App Store had operating margins above 70 percent in fiscal years 2018 and 2019, Ned Barnes testified that information from Apple’s Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group show the App Store had a 77.8 percent operating margin in 2019, and 74.9 percent in 2018.

The figures are close to Barnes’ calculations of the App Store’s profits, he testified, and “also refute criticisms of my report proffered by certain Apple expert witnesses that it is not possible to calculate reliably or usefully the operating margins of the App Store.” Barnes also testified that Apple has been tracking its App Store profits for several years.

Apple has hotly contested that...

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Best iPhone 11 and 11 Pro cases for 2021

02-May-2021 02:00

Looking for a case for your new iPhone? Take a look at our current top picks.

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NASA Suspends SpaceX’s Work on Lunar Lander Until Complaints Over Contract Are Resolved

02-May-2021 01:56

NASA has suspended SpaceX’s work on its to return astronauts to the moon due to protests filed Blue Origin and Dynetics, the companies that the space agency didn’t choose to build its lunar lander.

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May the 4th: Star Wars lightsaber colors from across the galaxy decoded

02-May-2021 00:39

Blue, green, red, white and black. With Star Wars Day on the horizon, here's your complete guide to the hues of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

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Kumail Nanjiani and It Director Andy Muschetti Adapting the Book The Doubtful Guest

02-May-2021 00:32

What happens when two Hollywood power couples come together to create art? You get a book to screen adaption of Edward Gorey’s book illustrated book, The Doubtful Guest.

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Mars Ingenuity helicopter goes farther and faster for dramatic fourth flight

02-May-2021 00:20

NASA's helicopter is turning into the Evel Knievel of Mars explorers.

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California appeals court finds Amazon responsible for third party sellers’ products

01-May-2021 23:59

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An appeals court in California has ruled that Amazon can be held liable for products sold through its marketplace by a third-party seller, the . It’s the where an appeals court has rejected Amazon’s long-held position that it is merely an intermediary between buyers and its third-party sellers. Amazon collectively refers to these sellers as its “Amazon Marketplace” even though it’s not a separate or distinct part of Amazon’s website. Third-party sellers’ products typically appear in Amazon listings, with a small line of text to indicate that Amazon itself is not the actual seller.

At issue was the case of a woman who suffered burn injuries after a hoverboard she purchased on...

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CW's Naomi Wow's Fans With Kaci Walfall in Show's First Official Image

01-May-2021 23:58

The CW is constantly expanding, and now they are welcoming a new show into the fold. DC’s Comics Naomi is coming to the CW, and a new official has been released. The show stars Kaci Walfall (Power, Army Wives) as the title character and will write and act as executive producer for the show, with Amanda Marsalis,…

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Apple Music Hi-Fi tier tipped to appear in coming weeks, launch with Airpods 3

01-May-2021 23:49

Apple Music is rumored to be getting a new, lossless tier as it seeks to take on Spotify.

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Bank Holiday laptop deals start at just £179 this weekend

01-May-2021 23:49

This weekend's Bank Holiday laptop deals are offering prices starting at just £179, but you'll also find record discounts on MacBooks as well.

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How to watch Canelo vs Saunders: date, time, card, free live stream boxing online

01-May-2021 23:37

Undefeated Saunders faces boxing's biggest star - discover all you need to know about how to watch a Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders live stream online, including date and full card.

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Take your Zoom close-up with this 4K webcam that's 30% off

01-May-2021 23:30

The Depstech 4K webcam has noise reduction, autofocus and a sliding privacy shutter for $49.

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Lowest price ever for this HP Chromebook X360: $280 (save $90)

01-May-2021 23:22

This 12-inch convertible can also pull tablet duty.

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Set the mood with 49 feet of LED light strips for just $31

01-May-2021 23:18

Or get $16 feet of lighting for $17 during this one-day sale.

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The iPhone 12 Mini is now free with a plan in this weekend's Verizon deals

01-May-2021 23:17

This weekend's Verizon deals have just dropped a new promotion on the iPhone 12 Mini - here's how to get it for free.

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Best Star Wars gifts for 2021, from video games and figures to Baby Yoda plush

01-May-2021 23:00

We've done the research, so you won't have to hire bounty hunters to get ideas for gift ideas from a galaxy far, far away.

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Is AMD Zen 5 coming to bury Intel's Alder Lake?

01-May-2021 23:00

Intel has a lot riding on its upcoming Alder Lake processors, so a rumored 3nm big.LITTLE chip from AMD is pretty bad news for Team Blue

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Former Netflix executive convicted of money laundering

01-May-2021 22:50

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A former Netflix executive was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from vendors doing business with the company,

Michael Kail, who was Netflix’s vice president of information technology operations from 2011 to 2014, was found guilty by a jury of money laundering, and wire and mail fraud. According to the DOJ, Kail used his position at the company to “unlock a stream of cash and stock kickbacks” for himself

claiming he hid payments from vendors by directing them to his personal consulting company. According to the DOJ, Kail accepted bribes totaling more than $500,000, as well as stock options from nine tech companies that provided products or services to Netflix.

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Broadband Providers Revolt Against New York Law That Forces Them to Offer $15 and $20 Plans

01-May-2021 22:44

A coalition of broadband associations representing providers such as AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over a law passed earlier this month that requires them to offer affordable internet for low-income families at rates of $15 and $20 per month beginning in mid-June.

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Legends of Tomorrow's Jes Macallan Talks Ava Sharpe Stepping Up and Missing Sara Lance

01-May-2021 22:30

It’s Jes Macallan’s time in the spotlight! As enters its sixth season, is on a spaceship far, far away as an alien captive. With the team without a leader, Ava Sharpe is stepping up. Much like her character, Macallan, is taking charge behind the camera with her first directorial…

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is like an epic yet enigmatic novel

01-May-2021 22:00

A screenshot from Disco Elysium. | Image: Studio ZA/UM

At some point during my time with Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, after I read yet another minutes-long dialogue sequence to try and learn more information about the game’s murder mystery, I realized I felt like I was slowly working my way through a long novel — one that went just a little bit over my head.

In The Final Cut, an enhanced version of the 2019 cult hit role-playing game that made its console debut on PlayStation in March, you play as a cop with amnesia investigating a murder case about a hanged man. You’ll explore a fictional place called Revachol and talk to a huge cast of characters to piece together clues about the hanged man’s killer.

Almost every conversation or interaction has an extensive dialogue tree, allowing you...

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Florida bill would fine social media platforms for banning politicians— with exemption for Disney

01-May-2021 21:56

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Florida is on the verge of passing social media companies like Twitter and Facebook that “knowingly de-platform” political candidates. The bill was first , a supporter of former President Trump, although the bill has nothing to do with the former president, a famous denizen of social media who was by major platforms.

The Florida House of Representatives passed on Thursday, after the state Senate voted Monday to pass the measure. The bill now goes back to the Senate to approve some of the changes made by the House; the Senate’s version called for fines of $10,000 per day for banning a...

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Who owns Mint Mobile? It's actually more complicated than you think

01-May-2021 21:46

Does Ryan Reynolds own Mint Mobile? Let's do a little deep dive into the origins of this excellent prepaid carrier.

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Huge Apple sale: deals on AirPods, Apple Watch, iPads, and the MacBook Pro

01-May-2021 21:30

This weekend's best Apple deals include AirPods, the Apple Watch, iPads and the MacBook Pro at Amazon's latest sale.

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Which type of vacuum should I buy?

01-May-2021 21:30

Here’s everything you need to know about what different types of vacuums do and are they really any different?

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8K Blu-ray players are possible – but will they happen?

01-May-2021 21:00

8K Blu-rays have yet to emerge, and the small subset of consumers with 8K televisions make it unlikely to be a good investment.

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NBA streaming: How to watch the playoff stretch run online without cable

01-May-2021 21:00

When it comes to following the NBA season, you'll need a TV service with at least ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. We compare AT&T TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV and more to find out which service is the best for basketball fans.

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DJI Mavic 3 Pro release date, price, rumors and what we want to see

01-May-2021 21:00

We piece together all the latest news and rumors surrounding the rumored high-end DJI Mavic 3 Pro drone.

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I was terrified of upgrading my PC - until I actually did it

01-May-2021 21:00

Building and upgrading a PC can seem like a daunting task for beginners, but the process is far simpler and more forgiving than you might think.

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New vaccine perks: halftime shots and savings bonds

01-May-2021 21:00

A woman gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Texas on April 30, 2021. | Photo by CECILE CLOCHERET/AFP via Getty Images

If you’re one of the few thousand people heading to see the Milwaukee Bucks play the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, May 2nd, you have a chance to get a very special souvenir during the game — . The unusual vaccination drive is part of a host of new efforts across the US to get people their shots, whether that’s by bribing them with savings bonds in West Virginia or hosting vaccine clinics at professional basketball games in Wisconsin.

In the US, vaccine supplies are high, but , as my colleague Nicole Wetsman wrote last week. That means that people are getting a lot more creative about ways to convince people to get their shots. You know, in case the ,

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Google's Pixel 6 could bring new feature to keep pace with iPhone 12 and Galaxy S21

01-May-2021 20:32

A couple of sources are suggesting that ultra-wideband support is at least being considered for the Pixel 6.

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Enjoy these limited-time tech and gaming discounts

01-May-2021 20:30

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We’ve reached the weekend, and the start of another month. Sayonara, April, and hello to May. The past few days at The Verge have been some of the best tech deals so far this year, like the now-expired deal that knocked $150 off the Apple Watch Series 6, putting it lower in price than even the Apple Watch SE. That one sold out in just a few hours, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see it come again soon.

Not all of the best sales of the week have ended. You can save on PC games in celebration of Golden Week in Japan, and get $80 off a Google Nest Wifi bundle, to name a couple of examples. Find even more below.


Save up to $147 on a preorder of a new M1 iPad Pro or iMac

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Are Marvel's TV shows on Disney Plus worth the hype?

01-May-2021 20:00

Here's what WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier tell us about the MCU on the small screen.

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Best food subscriptions for Mother's Day 2021

01-May-2021 20:00

Mother's Day is one week away. Don't panic: these food and drink clubs will keep her smiling, month after month.

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How Without Remorse reinvents Tom Clancy movies for the modern age

01-May-2021 20:00

The cast and director of Without Remorse reveal the challenges associated with bringing the acclaimed author’s best-selling thriller to life on Amazon Prime Video.

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Sony’s new prime lenses are the small saviors I’ve been looking for

01-May-2021 20:00

Sony’s newest lenses are three new compact primes lenses that each cost $600.

The new Sony 24mm f/2.8, 40mm f/2.5, and 50mm f/2.5 are three new compact prime lenses that each cost $599.99 and will be shipping in mid-May. While they uphold the reputation of quality Sony has established with the G lineup, it’s their uniformity and small size that come as a welcomed surprise.

Uniformity and size are so rarely a topic of discussion in regards to lenses. As a video-first creator, 67mm, 77mm, and 82mm are common thread sizes in my gear bag. But it feels like with every new lens I buy I have to factor in the cost of a new ND filter or a step-up or down ring. These three new lenses all conveniently share the same 49mm filter thread.

Then there is weight and size. It’s no secret that bags with full-frame camera gear are...

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Dogecoin miners are enjoying a major payday

01-May-2021 19:49

Dogecoin revenue from mining operations hits all-time high.

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Tax return email attacks set to spike in advance of May filing deadline

01-May-2021 19:01

Steady rise in tax-focused attacks following extension to the filing deadline.

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How my phone became a lifeline after major surgery - and how it could do even better

01-May-2021 19:00

My smartphone became a remote for my life post surgery - here's what that experience has taught me about technology.

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2022 Honda Civic revealed, Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and more: Roadshow's week in review - Roadshow

01-May-2021 19:00

Here's a look at the biggest stories from the week ending May 1.

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New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and postponed blockbusters

01-May-2021 19:00

Mortal Kombat and Without Remorse are streaming now, but many big movies are still delayed. Check out the new release dates for 2021 (and 2022).

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Virgin, BT and Vodafone are clashing to offer the market's best broadband deals

01-May-2021 18:30

If you're looking for broadband deals this weekend, Virgin, BT or Vodafone will be the way to go with excellent fibre prices.

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Apple macOS versions: everything you need to know

01-May-2021 18:30

Twenty years after its first release, macOS continues to make personal computing easier for Apple users

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Best 4K projectors for 2021

01-May-2021 18:00

For the ultimate in detail and picture quality on a gigantic screen, 4K projectors are the way to go.

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F1 TV on Apple TV: is it available and other options

01-May-2021 17:50

Can you get easy access to high-speed motorsports? Check out this guide to know if you can install F1 TV on Apple TV.

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Best 2-in-1 convertible laptop for 2021

01-May-2021 13:00

Whether you want something that's more tablet than laptop or more laptop than tablet, there's one here to meet your needs and budget.

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Laptop vs. Chromebook: What's the difference and which works better for you

01-May-2021 13:00

Not sure how a Windows or Mac laptop is different than a Chromebook? Here's the answer.

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Maybe you should wait on Apple's new M1 iPad Pro

01-May-2021 13:00

The new iPad Pro sounds almost like a Mac in tablet form, but until it ramps up its software, maybe you'll be fine with what you have.

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The Mitchells vs. The Machines review: Olivia Colman channels a psycho Siri

01-May-2021 11:00

The Oscar-winning star of The Crown turns queen of machines in a new Netflix family film also starring Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre and Abbi Jacobson.

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Weapons, Ivory, and Other Items Banned by Etsy Still Widely Available on Marketplace, Investigation Finds

01-May-2021 09:49

The online marketplace Etsy has been flooded with activity since the pandemic’s onset as millions flocked to online shopping to stave off lockdown blues. However, that pandemic-fueled growth is also highlighting Etsy’s struggle to moderate what goes up for sale on its platform. A recent investigation found…

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Netflix's Shadow and Bone Adaptation Is Really Good, According to Netflix

01-May-2021 07:30

When a book franchise has a fanbase as fervent as Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, some fans will always complain about any deviation from the source material, even if it’s necessary to bring the books to live-action. However, Netflix is confident its TV series is so good no fan could possibly find fault…

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Marvel's Secret Invasion Continues to Build Its Cast

01-May-2021 06:30

Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ show Secret Invasion is quickly turning into an Avengers-level collection of talent. Of course we already knew Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn would reprise their MCU roles. Then the mix. Then . Then . And now a new cast member is…

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Netflix's Yasuke Has a Character Issue That's Bugging Me

01-May-2021 06:30

The new Netflix show chronicles the life of the African Samurai after his tenure with the Nobunaga clan. The show starts years after the death of Lord Nobunaga. Yasuke () lives in a local village and works as a boatman. At the core of the story, Yasuke is a man who feels disconnected from his…

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Best Bluetooth audio glasses and sunglasses for 2021

01-May-2021 06:23

Eyewear with built-in Bluetooth wireless audio is proliferating, and Bose and Amazon are leading the way. So what are the best audio glasses out there?

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Hulu Finally Gets Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and More New Channels

01-May-2021 06:15

You’d be forgiven if you had forgotten by now that Hulu announced back in January that a slate of new ViacomCBS channels was coming to its live TV service. They’re finally here.

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Multiple US agencies could have been hacked due to Ivanti flaws

01-May-2021 06:12

Hackers are using flaws in Invanti's Pulse Connect Secure VPN to gain access to the networks of US federal agencies.

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How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

01-May-2021 06:00

Apple’s on-demand fitness streaming service, Fitness+, is a solid way to work out at home—if you own an Apple Watch.

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Captain America Flies High, and More Patriotic Toys of the Week

01-May-2021 06:00

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of all things good and plastic-y. This week, Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s finale has got us in an Americana mood, and what could be more patriotic than a man dressed like a light-up flag, a journalist who hangs out with mutant reptiles, and... plush, cheap alcohol? Check it…

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE mentioned on Samsung Mexico website

01-May-2021 05:46

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was mentioned on an official Samsung Mexico website, leading to speculation that it could be getting ready to sell publicly.

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Australia Wants to Teach Basic Cybersecurity to 5-Year-Olds

01-May-2021 05:40

Australia may become one of the first countries to truly buckle down and prioritize teaching children about online safety.

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Texas House Overwhelmingly Passes Two Major Marijuana Reforms

01-May-2021 05:30

By large margins, the Texas House passed two bills this week that would create a less punitive legal environment for possession of recreational marijuana and allow more Texans to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.

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Facebook acquires the developers of VR military simulator Onward

01-May-2021 05:30

A screenshot from Onward. | Image: Downpour Interactive

Facebook’s Oculus division has snatched up yet another popular virtual reality game developer. On Friday, the company announced , the studio behind the hit multiplayer military simulator Onward.

“We’ve seen great success with Onward on the Oculus platform for several years — first on Rift and more recently on Quest,” Mike Verdu, Facebook’s VP of AR / VR content, . “Becoming part of the Oculus Studios family will give Downpour Interactive the opportunity to cultivate both the Onward community with the full support of Oculus Studios resources, and, in the future, pursue other projects.”

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Save $360 on a Surface Pro with weekend deals from Best Buy

01-May-2021 05:27

Plus: deals on smart watches, routers and a 65-inch LG 4K TV.

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One-Third of Basecamp Employees Have Reportedly Quit Following New Policy on Speech

01-May-2021 05:25

Within a week, Basecamp’s loathed no-politics-at-work rule has escalated to a mass exodus. This afternoon, reporter Casey Newton that around one-third of the company’s employees accepted buyouts following a “contentious all-hands meeting.” The software company behind Ruby on Rails, Campfire, and HEY was, until…

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Basecamp employees depart after ban on political discussions, reports say

01-May-2021 05:18

The software company's CEO said earlier this week that such discussions are "a major distraction."

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Anxiety Is the Real Cause of Fainting That Was Linked to Covid-19 Vaccines, CDC Experts Say

01-May-2021 05:10

A cluster of people who came down with symptoms possibly linked to covid-19 vaccines likely actually experienced a brief bout of anxiety, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

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Your Invincible Finale Discussion Zone Is Blood-Soaked and Spoiler-Filled

01-May-2021 05:00

The finale of dropped today like a two-bit crook by Omni-Man. The show’s biggest mystery was solved, a father and son had a major heart-to-heart, the show’s most devastating battle occurred, and much, much more. Let’s talk.

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NASA suspends SpaceX’s $2.9 billion moon lander contract after rivals protest

01-May-2021 04:57

A digital illustration of SpaceX’s Starship lunar lander sitting on the Moon’s surface, as proposed to NASA under its Artemis program. | Image: SpaceX

NASA has suspended work on SpaceX’s new $2.9 billion lunar lander contract while a federal watchdog agency adjudicates two protests over the award, the agency said Friday.

Putting the Human Landing System (or HLS) work on hold until the GAO makes a decision on the two protests means SpaceX won’t immediately receive its first chunk of the $2.9 billion award, nor will it commence the initial talks with NASA that would normally take place at the onset of a major contract.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX was by NASA on April 16th to build the agency’s first human lunar lander since the Apollo program, as the agency opted to rely on just one company for a high-profile contract that many in the space industry expected to go to two companies.

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The Asteroid Impact Simulation Has Ended in Disaster

01-May-2021 04:50

An international exercise to simulate an asteroid striking Earth has come to an end. With just six days to go before a fictitious impact, things don’t look good for a 185-mile-wide region between Prague and Munich.

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It's Time to Upgrade Your Camping Chair to a Portable Folding Hammock That Doesn't Need Trees

01-May-2021 04:40

 

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TikTok names new CEO and COO after 8 months of interim leadership

01-May-2021 04:35

The video sharing platform's last chief executive stepped down after then-US President Donald Trump threatened to ban the service.

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Riot Games to record Valorant voice chats and review for harassment, hate speech

01-May-2021 04:30

There are currently no plans to implement this change in League of Legends, Riot says.

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Upgrade your Oculus Quest 2 VR headset with a far better strap for $26

01-May-2021 04:29

Similar to the official Quest 2 Elite Strap, except right now it's about half the price.

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The Surface Pro 7 gets a massive $350 price at Best Buy's latest sale

01-May-2021 04:19

The Surface Pro 7 gets a massive $700 price cut in a fantastic deal at Best Buy's latest sale.

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Federal COVID-19 vaccine website launches with Spanish-language version

01-May-2021 04:19

The Biden administration’s version of a COVID-19 vaccine-finding website launched today, along with a Spanish-language version, text messaging tool, and phone hotline.

The new website, , is a new version of , a site run through a partnership between Boston Children’s Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. VaccineFinder was originally created during the 2009 swine flu outbreaks and has hosted COVID-19 vaccine information for the past few months.

The new version has the same features as the old site. It lets people locate sites offering COVID-19 vaccines nearby, shows which vaccines are on offer at each location, and says if the vaccines are in stock or not. “In stock” does not necessarily...

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Sites That Ban Politicians May Soon Get Fined in Florida (Unless the Site Is Owned by Disney)

01-May-2021 04:18

Florida’s really gone and done it. On Thursday, the House voted 77-38 to pass , a bill that would dole out massive fines to companies like Twitter and Facebook for booting public officials from their sites.

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Want a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro? You may have to wait until July

01-May-2021 04:16

Image: Apple

If you’re hoping to get one of the new 12.9-inch iPad Pros with a Mini LED display, you may be waiting a while — the delivery times for even have slipped to late June or early July (). Leading up to the device’s announcement, that the display tech could be a production bottleneck for Apple, and that appears to be the case — Apple’s site says , announced alongside the 12.9-inch, would be delivered in late May.

The Mini LED display that could be to blame for the short supply of iPads is a new tech for Apple, but it promises to bring a ton of improvements compared to normal LED displays. However, they’re trickier to produce — Apple says that the previous iPad Pro’s display...

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Acing its fourth flight on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity will advance to a new testing round

01-May-2021 04:15

The Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. | Image: NASA/JPL

After acing a set of historic test flights on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter will embark on a new, more advanced test mission, engineers said today. Having proved itself capable of flying higher and farther with its fourth flight on Friday, the mini helicopter will get ready to demonstrate how it could help Mars rovers, like Perseverance, scout for new locations and probe areas inaccessible to wheeled robots.

Ingenuity, which became earlier this month, was initially set to retire forever when its flight demonstration phase ends next week, after completing five flights. But the team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory okayed another round of testing because Perseverance’s post-landing health...

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'Racism+' Is How You Get Shows Like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

01-May-2021 04:15

Though and television studios have historically been slow at making concerted efforts at , when it comes to Black people, you can see the demonstrable progress that’s been made in Hollywood. Without a doubt, there are more Black people working on various projects, and more nuanced…

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The Release of 1 Billion Exterminator Mosquitoes Has Begun

01-May-2021 04:05

Tens of thousands of male mosquitoes are descending on the Florida Keys. But these are no ordinary mosquitoes: They’re , and they were planted around the state on purpose. It’s part of a plan to curb disease by releasing 1 billion mosquitoes across two states—but it’s giving some folks the heeby…

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Telegram plans launch of video conferencing service

01-May-2021 04:01

After adding one-on-one video calls to its secure messaging app last year, Telegram is finally bringing group video calls to its platform.

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Elite Dangerous Odyssey Alpha Phase 4 update: bringing it all together

01-May-2021 03:56

The final Alpha Phase update for Elite Dangerous Odyssey is live, bringing a snapshot of Alpha Phase testers' live-game Commanders into the test bubble - ships, credits, and all.

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White House to restrict travel from India beginning May 4

01-May-2021 03:26

Rising coronavirus case numbers and multiple circulating variants are the reason for the ban, the administration says.

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Climate Youth Win Landmark Victory in Germany’s Top Court

01-May-2021 03:23

In a crucial ruling, a high court in Germany has agreed with young activists that the country’s climate law is unconstitutional because it puts too much of the burden of solving climate change on future generations. Judges in the Karlsruhe court, the highest court in the country, ordered the government to update its…

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Basecamp implodes as employees flee company, including senior staff

01-May-2021 03:20

After a controversial blog post in which that prohibited, among other things, “societal and political discussions” on internal forums, company co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson said the company would offer generous severance packages to anyone who disagreed with the new stance. On Friday, it appears a large number of Basecamp employees are taking Hansson up on his offer: according to The Verge contributing editor Casey Newton’s sources, of the company’s 57 employees accepted buyouts today. As of Friday afternoon, 18 people had tweeted they were planning to leave.

Not long after Fried’s Monday blog post went public — and was revised several times amid public backlash...

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Ordering Apple's New iPad Pro? It's Probably Safe to Expect Delays

01-May-2021 03:10

Apple’s new iPad Pro models that come equipped with its M1 chip are already seeing delays in delivery times.

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Roku and YouTube TV are now in an all-out public showdown

01-May-2021 02:45

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

On Friday morning, . Its removal came after Roku’s distribution agreement for the app expired and negotiations between it and Google fell apart without any new deal in sight.

The popular streaming hardware maker earlier in the week, claiming that Google was demanding unrealistic terms to renew YouTube TV’s slot on the platform. Those asks, according to Roku, included access to sensitive customer data and an apparent commitment from Roku to support AV1 decoding in future products. That requires extra hardware that Roku maintains could increase the cost of its devices. Roku also says that Google is trying to have changes made to Roku’s search feature, an...

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Twilight of the Dead, George A. Romero's Final Zombie Film, Might Actually Get Made

01-May-2021 02:45

The father of the modern zombie film might have his final statement on the genre finished from . Those circumstances are incredibly sad, but also gruesomely poetic.

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NASA Mars helicopter goes farther and faster for dramatic fourth flight

01-May-2021 02:45

Ingenuity is turning into the Evel Knievel of Mars explorers.

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Joe Rogan Walked Back His Vaccine Crap, He Was Probably Sloshed, Who's to Say

01-May-2021 02:43

Joe Rogan would like you to know that he’s an idiot (a “fucking moron,” in fact) and nobody should listen to his vaccine misinformation. Can he keep his podcast? Yes. Okay.

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Android devices are leaking contact tracing data all over the place

01-May-2021 02:32

Contact tracing data is stored in system logs on Android which enabled some third-party apps to access it.

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Elon Musk, SpaceX aim to launch SN15 Mars rocket prototype soon

01-May-2021 02:30

The latest version of Musk's Starship rocket could fly from Texas in the coming days.

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The Army's New Night-Vision Goggles Look Like Technology Stolen From Aliens

01-May-2021 02:20

When you think of night-vision goggles, you probably imagine the pitch black of night being illuminated in a sea of green that helps improve visibility. That’s ancient technology now as the of Joint Base Lewis–McChord demonstrates what soldiers see through the

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Best places to buy replacement prescription lenses online in 2021

01-May-2021 02:13

Got a pair of glasses with outdated RX lenses? Or maybe your lenses got scratched or damaged? Or Bose Frames? Here are some of the best eyeglass replacement options that can save you some money on a lens replacement.

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PSA to Trump Revanchists and Anti-Vaxxers: Making Fake CDC Vaccination Cards Is a Federal Crime

01-May-2021 02:10

The various dingbats and wingnuts of the pro-Donald Trump web have been keeping busy by spreading detailed instructions on how to create fake official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus vaccination cards rather than just get the damn shot. Doing so, the FBI says, is a federal crime that can be…

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Man Looking for Kevin the Dolphin Accidentally Finds Centuries-Old Logboat

01-May-2021 02:00

Hoping to find a local dolphin named Kevin, a citizen archaeologist ended up finding a medieval logboat sunk in the shallow water of an Irish river. The man, Anthony Murphy, found the vessel while flying his drone over the River Boyne. “I was actually looking for Kevin the dolphin that has been in the river in the…

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Vin Diesel Says the Fast & Furious Movies Make the Cars 'Audition'

01-May-2021 02:00

The are big deals. They make hundreds of millions of dollars. They have that require hundreds of cast and crew members. They require an army of VFX artists. Everything has to be perfect to pull off a movie as huge as these, down to the smallest details—even the vroom-vrooms.

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Instacart shoppers say their accounts were wrongly deactivated

01-May-2021 01:57

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Some Instacart shoppers claim that the company has wrongfully terminated their accounts in response to fraudulent activity, locking them out of future earnings until they get reactivated, .

The shoppers CNN Business spoke to were identified as having “linked accounts,” which, in Instacart’s terminology, means an account believed to have indicators of fraud, though not necessarily with compromised data connected to a shopper.

The company offers a process for appealing deactivations, but at least one of the shoppers CNN Business spoke to, Rachael Freedman, still hasn’t had her account reactivated because her appeal was denied.

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Brood X cicadas: What it's like in pest control when billions of bugs emerge

01-May-2021 01:53

Cicadas might make you want to turn to pest control for answers. Here's what the pros have to say.

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Ingenuity's Fourth Mars Flight Sets New Airspeed and Distance Records

01-May-2021 01:51

Off-world helicopter flights are almost starting to seem mundane, as Ingenuity has now flown for the fourth time on Mars. This afternoon, NASA’s experimental helicopter pushed its bounds, traveling farther and at nearly double its previous speeds.

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New Google Play Store Rules Aim to Weed Out Spammy Apps

01-May-2021 01:50

In an attempt to boost confidence in its Play Store offerings, Google has announced new rules designed to weed out misleading, low-quality apps from its marketplace.

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Mortal Kombat ending explained: 2021 movie's sequel teases and cameos

01-May-2021 01:41

The fighting game adaptation doesn't give us any postcredits scenes, but sets up further adventures and exciting possibilities.

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Low-Income Households Can Soon Sign Up for the FCC's Broadband Subsidy

01-May-2021 01:40

Low-income households can enroll in the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) starting May 12.

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If your paycheck is missing, QuickBooks may be to blame

01-May-2021 01:28

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Due to an issue with QuickBooks processing direct deposits, some people had a very unpleasant morning, waking up to see either that their paycheck hadn’t arrived, or that they had a ton of employees asking why they hadn’t been paid. If you’re one of those people, it may not be time to panic just yet — that the issue has been resolved and that the money by the end of today.

QuickBooks claims the missed payments were caused by an issue with a third party. Some users, though, are upset with how Intuit, which owns QuickBooks, handled the situation, claiming that they couldn’t get a hold of the company on their phone or chat lines.

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Meet Long Boi, the humongous duck that's taken over the internet

01-May-2021 01:20

His Instagram following is nothing to cluck at.

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Apple AirTags use UWB wireless tech. Here's how ultra wideband makes your life easier

01-May-2021 01:17

Apple's iPhone 11 and 12 phones can lead you to AirTag trackers on your keychain or in your purse with radio technology that precisely pinpoints location. Expect it for car keys, too.

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YouTube TV no longer available on Roku store

01-May-2021 01:07

Google and Roku’s negotiations have fallen through. Here’s what you need to know.

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Currys online bank holiday sales: the best tech, appliance and home deals this weekend

01-May-2021 01:04

This weekend's Currys online bank holiday sales offer savings of up to 30% on laptops, 4K TVs, appliances and more.

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Without Remorse on Amazon Prime: Another blah Tom Clancy adaptation

01-May-2021 01:02

Review: Michael B. Jordan goes full John Wick, but succumbs to hoary cliches.

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HBO Max's Green Lantern has cast a lead actor – and the show sounds ambitious

01-May-2021 00:58

Finn Wittrock has been cast as Guy Gardner, one of many Green Lanterns set to appear in the upcoming HBO Max series.

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Olivia Colman channels a psycho Siri in Netflix's The Mitchells vs. The Machines

01-May-2021 00:58

The Oscar-winning star of The Crown turns queen of machines in a new Netflix family film also starring Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre and Abbi Jacobson.

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The best cheap hard drive deals and prices for May 2021

01-May-2021 00:55

Whatever you need to store, you can save some money with the best hard drive deals.

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Vergecast: iOS 14.5 features, Apple sales skyrocket, and podcasting

01-May-2021 00:48

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Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, , where host Nilay Patel discusses the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay brings in Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert and news editor Chaim Gartenberg to discuss the features added in , Apple and other tech companies’ earnings despite the ongoing pandemic, and how the is affecting the tech industry.

Later in the show, senior reporter Ashley Carman runs through the recent developments in podcasting platforms. At an event last week, Apple announced a new for creators to offer to their...

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FCC to begin $50 broadband subsidy program May 12

01-May-2021 00:37

Poor Americans will be able to apply for the COVID relief subsidy in less than two weeks, and internet providers are already lining up to offer it.

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Roku: YouTube TV app removed from channel store as deal with Google ends

30-Apr-2021 23:25

Roku users who already have the YouTube TV app on their devices can still stream, but new YouTube TV customers can't sign up or download it on Roku.

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Best Apple MacBook deals: M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro at lowest prices ever

30-Apr-2021 23:24

You can save $100 on the M1 MacBook Air and $149 on the M1 MacBook Pro from Amazon.

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Best ratcheting wrench set for 2021 - Roadshow

30-Apr-2021 23:00

The ratcheting wrench is one of those instruments that sounds frivolous but is actually an invaluable addition to the toolbox.

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Fall Guys won't be hitting Switch and Xbox this summer after all

30-Apr-2021 22:55

The Mediatonic megahit suffers a delay, but will have crossplay when it arrives.

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GM to install advanced diagnostic software in all Chevy Bolts as recall fix - Roadshow

30-Apr-2021 22:00

The software will monitor for potential battery problems and alert owners before they become an issue.

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The Mandalorian season 3: Everything we know about the Star Wars show's return

30-Apr-2021 22:00

The Disney Plus show is getting a third season and several spinoffs.

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Paramount Plus: Everything about CBS All Access' replacement (and how to cancel)

30-Apr-2021 21:11

Paramount Plus replaced CBS All Access with a new name and a wider catalog. Whether you want to sign up now or cut ties by cancelling, here's everything to know.

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In one month, Google Photos will start charging you for uploads

30-Apr-2021 20:00

Google Photos is one of Google's most loved services, but if you've been using it for free so far, that may soon come to an end.

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Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine Just Had a Dark Side Squid Fight

30-Apr-2021 06:30

That’s not even the most ridiculous thing I can tell you about Marvel’s latest comic, Darth Vader #11.

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No, Joe Biden's climate plan won't replace hamburgers with plant-based meat

30-Apr-2021 06:16

Rumors about the president limiting meat consumption have sparked outrage. Here's how the false information started circulating.

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Among Us is finally coming to PS4 and PS5, three years after its 2018 debut

30-Apr-2021 06:13

The Ratchet and Clank cosmetics in Among Us. | Image: Sony

The hit social deduction game Among Us is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 sometime this year, .

Like on other platforms, the game will support crossplay and online multiplayer so that you can play with your friends no matter what platform you’re on. But PlayStation players will be the only ones who can get exclusive Ratchet & Clank-themed cosmetics: a skin and hat to dress up like Ratchet and a pet that is an adorable little Clank.

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Billions of bugs: Meet the cicada chasers trailing Brood X

30-Apr-2021 06:00

To find these cicada superfans, follow the insects' boisterous mating calls. It's "never-ending amazement."

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Yasuke Writer Nick Jones Jr. on Exploring Japan's Legendary Black Samurai

30-Apr-2021 06:00

is huge and growing by the day. One new original project in particular—Yasuke, created by and starring —tells a true story but uses some truly fantastical elements to do it. io9 recently spoke to head writer Nick Jones Jr. about his journey to becoming a writer,…

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Five arrested in Lady Gaga dognapping, including woman who turned in dogs

30-Apr-2021 05:56

Detectives say they think the suspects didn't know the dogs belonged to Lady Gaga, just that their breed made them valuable.

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President Biden taps Kamala Harris to lead effort to close digital divide

30-Apr-2021 05:55

The Vice President will lead Biden's effort to connect every American to broadband, signaling the issue as a major priority for the White House.

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Twitter's user growth lower than expected despite tackling misinformation

30-Apr-2021 05:55

The social media site has been exploring new ways to combat fake news and online abuse.

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Meet Long Boi, the humongous duck that's taken over the internet

30-Apr-2021 05:48

His Instagram following is nothing to cluck at.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 date will be sometime in June

30-Apr-2021 05:41

During an earnings call, Amazon confirmed that Amazon Prime Day 2021 will happen sometime in June, returning the commerce bonanza to its mid-year window.

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2021 Ford Raptor will start at over $65,000 - Roadshow

30-Apr-2021 05:29

That's an almost 20% increase over last year's model, for those of you playing at home.

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Scientists Find Billion-Year-Old Fossil Life, 'Something Which Has Never Been Described Before'

30-Apr-2021 05:28

On the shores of a Scottish loch lie geologic deposits dating back a billion years, and within the rocks is evidence of the earliest known non-marine multicellular organism, according to a published in Current Biology. It’s a fascinating new detail in the story of how animals may have evolved from the soup of…

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World’s widest plane nails ‘extremely successful’ second test flight

30-Apr-2021 05:24

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Stratolaunch, the aerospace firm founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, flew its behemoth carrier airplane named ‘Roc’ on Thursday for a second time. It was the company’s first flight under new ownership, coming two years after the .

“Today’s flight, at first review, has appeared extremely successful,” Stratolaunch’s chief operating officer Zachary Krevor told reporters in a call on Thursday. “We accomplished all test points as desired, we have not seen anything anomalous, and we are very pleased with the condition of the aircraft upon landing.”

Roc’s wheels were up at 10:30AM ET, and the plane reached a peak altitude of 2.6 miles over the Mojave Desert in California, Stratolaunch...

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Mars Ingenuity helicopter's fourth flight doesn't get off ground... yet

30-Apr-2021 05:13

The history-making Ingenuity was scheduled to take off again on Thursday, but it will have to wait and try again.

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Biden's Labor Secretary Wants to See Gig Workers Reclassified as Employees

30-Apr-2021 05:10

Tech stocks on Thursday following a interview in which U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh stated that many of the of gig workers across the country should, in fact, be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors.

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Older Apple Magic Keyboards will work with new 12.9-inch iPad Pro – but won’t ‘precisely fit’

30-Apr-2021 05:06

Apple has clarified that the Magic Keyboard is compatible with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021, but admitted that the tablet’s larger size means it ‘may not precisely fit’ with the accessory when folded closed.

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Amazon Renews Invincible for 2 More Bloody Seasons

30-Apr-2021 05:00

It shouldn’t be a surprise. ’s of his own 2003 comic has been even more popular and well-reviewed than its source material, thanks to its airing on Amazon Prime. Clearly, Amazon isn’t unaware of this fact, since it’s just renewed for not one but two more seasons.

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Amazon crosses $100 billion in sales in huge first quarter

30-Apr-2021 04:57

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Amazon , despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and that blazing trail shows no signs of stopping for 2021. The company shared its , and it brought in $108.5 billion in net sales. That’s a 44 percent increase from the $75.5 billion reported in the first quarter of last year, as the pandemic was beginning to take hold globally.

Its profits have exploded year-over-year, as well, increasing to $8.1 billion in the first quarter of this year. At this time in 2020, the figure reported was a meager $2.5 billion. Amazon expects to continue crossing the $100 billion net sales mark next quarter with the figure ultimately landing somewhere between $110.0 billion and $116.0 billion.

But as Amazon’s...

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Why Could Menthols Be Banned, but Not Regular Cigarettes?

30-Apr-2021 04:51

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it would begin the process of trying to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars from the market. The decision will likely meet fierce opposition from many corners and may not come into effect for years. But it brings up an interesting question: Why…

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Amazon confirms Prime Day will be in June

30-Apr-2021 04:43

The shopping event, Amazon says, will happen "on a date we think it'll get more attention for our customers, and also for our vendors."

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart looks incredible in 16 minutes of new gameplay footage

30-Apr-2021 04:40

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Sony and Insomniac Games debuted 16 minutes of stunning new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay footage in on Thursday.

For part of the video, protagonist Ratchet traversed through a new town called Nefarious City that was packed with detail — it reminded me of a Ratchet & Clank version of Star Wars’ Coruscant. There was a lot of classic Ratchet & Clank gameplay on display, with 3D platforming and crates to smash for screws, but the developers have also added new moves to give you added mobility. There’s now dashing and wall running, for example, and you can also use the new Rift Tether to hook into portals so you can zip from place to place.

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Tesla holds $2.48 billion of Bitcoin

30-Apr-2021 04:38

Tesla has revealed in a new SEC filing that it currently has $2.48bn in Bitcoin on hand.

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Google updates latest Chromecast with more HDR controls and improved Wi-Fi performance

30-Apr-2021 04:33

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Google is rolling out a new April update for the Chromecast with Google TV that launched last year. It’s a fairly large update for a streaming device — totaling 166MB on my Chromecast — but includes numerous improvements.

Once you’ve installed the new software and restarted your Chromecast, you’ll be able to dig a little deeper into video settings than was previously possible. In the new “advanced video controls” area of settings, you’re now given the ability to choose your preferred dynamic range format. Options include Dolby Vision, HDR, or even SDR if you want to keep it there. You can also manually switch to a ton of resolutions at various refresh rates from this menu:

  • 4K (60Hz / 50Hz / 30Hz/ 25Hz / 24Hz / smpte)
  • 1080p (60Hz / 50Hz...

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart looks gorgeous in new PS5 gameplay, photo mode confirmed

30-Apr-2021 04:32

Sony showed off over 15 minutes of new gameplay from Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart during a State of Play presentation.

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Castlevania season 4 trailer drops ahead of Netflix launch May 13

30-Apr-2021 04:32

It'll be the final season for the game-inspired show.

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60-Member Ransomware Task Force Has a Plan to Crack Down on Ransomware Criminals

30-Apr-2021 04:30

A new, Big-Tech-backed coalition is lobbying the Biden administration to more aggressively pursue the threat of ransomware. In sent to the White House this week, members of the new group—simply called the —have asked the president and the U.S. intelligence community to prioritize the…

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Borderlands' Moxxi Has Been Cast, Completing Eli Roth's Adaptation

30-Apr-2021 04:30

seems determined to claim the title for , and today’s announcement that the cast is finally complete—with the addition of Gina Gershon, ’s Cheyenne Jackson, and a few others—seems likely to seal the deal.

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Volkswagen investigated by SEC over 'Voltswagen' prank - Roadshow

30-Apr-2021 04:26

The agency is looking into whether the EV-themed April Fool's joke influenced the brand's stock price.

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Amazon sales climb higher as COVID lockdown continues to provide a lift

30-Apr-2021 04:21

Amazon pulls in $108.5 billion in the first quarter, topping both its own and Wall Street's expectations.

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Watch Dexter creepily smile again in the first teaser trailer for his new Showtime series

30-Apr-2021 04:14

Years ago, my Verge colleagues convinced me that Dexter got so bad, it’d be a waste of my time to see my favorite TV serial killer reach the end of his story — so when I tell you that Dexter’s coming back this fall, , I have absolutely no clue what that actually means.

But if you did emotionally invest yourself enough to see the series through, you have my pity, my respect, and a brand-new teaser trailer to watch, above, as proof of life — an assurance that the series’ widely panned ending isn’t actually the end.

The new Dexter will be a 10-episode limited series on Showtime this fall, starring Michael C. Hall, , created by the original showrunner and featuring...

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The math isn’t adding up on forests and CO2 reductions

30-Apr-2021 04:12

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - 2018/09/01: Upward view of giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park, California, USA. | Photo by Marji Lang/LightRocket via Getty Images

More evidence surfaced this week that shows that forests are struggling to do humans’ dirty work when it comes to climate change. Although companies and countries are increasingly relying on forests to draw down their planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions, the math isn’t adding up to show big benefits.

California might have oversold the success of carbon offsets used in its cap-and-trade system, which is often billed as one of the world’s most successful market-based mechanisms to tackle climate change. The system appears to be failing because California is actually overcounting how much carbon dioxide forests keep out of the atmosphere, according to a new by nonprofit CarbonPlan, that’s still under peer review, and reporting by

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China launches core module for new space station: What you need to know

30-Apr-2021 03:57

Tianhe, the foundational module of the new Chinese space station, is now in orbit.

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Save 20% creating a personalized desktop charging zone

30-Apr-2021 03:57

String up to seven modular pads together to charge your phones, earbuds and Apple Watch.

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Feds arrest founder of bitcoin ‘mixer’ they say laundered $335 million over ten years

30-Apr-2021 03:56

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The Department of Justice a Russian-Swedish national who allegedly operated a long-running cryptocurrency laundering site. According to a news release from the DOJ, Roman Sterlingov ran Bitcoin Fog, a cryptocurrency tumbler or “mixer”— which hides a cryptocurrency’s source by mixing it with other funds.

Bitcoin Fog gained “notoriety as a go-to money laundering service for criminals seeking to hide their illicit proceeds from law enforcement,” according to the DOJ. The department says over the course of 10 years, Bitcoin Fog moved more than 1.2 million bitcoin, valued at the time of the transactions at around $335 million.

Bitcoin Fog has received a fair amount of coverage from cryptocurrency blogs and news sites...

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Dashlane’s new $3.99 password manager plan is cheaper but might not beat free

30-Apr-2021 03:53

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Dashlane has introduced a new $3.99 per month ($2.99 per month when charged yearly) for its password manager that offers some of the most popular features from its $6.49 per month Premium plan at a more affordable price. But the lower price comes with a catch — you might not be able to access your passwords on as many devices as you’d like.

Like Dashlane’s Premium plans, the new Essentials offers unlimited passwords, the ability to generate new passwords on the fly, autofill, and access to Dashlane’s Secure Notes feature for storing private text. You won’t have access to Premium features like dark web monitoring, Dashlane’s VPN, or, crucially, support for more than two devices.

That means you’ll have to pick where you...

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Show Me a Directed Energy Weapon or Shut Your Anonymous National Security Official Mouth

30-Apr-2021 03:35

Another day, another mostly anonymously sourced story about unidentified assailants supposedly assaulting U.S. government employees around the globe. This time, , federal agencies are looking into something closer to home: symptoms suffered by a White House employee in Virginia and National Security…

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NYPD terminates robot police dog contract with Boston Dynamics

30-Apr-2021 03:32

Following criticism over aggressive policing tactics, the NYPD has ended a $94,000 contract with Boston Dynamics to lease a robotic "Digidog."

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Apple's AirPods Max get a first-time price cut in a rare deal from Amazon

30-Apr-2021 03:11

We've spotted a first-time price cut on the Apple AirPods Max, which are on sale for $532 in a rare deal from Amazon.

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Disney's new cruise ship: Everything we now know about Disney Wish

30-Apr-2021 03:11

The company's fifth liner will feature the first at-sea Disney attraction and a Star Wars lounge.

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Castlevania's Final Season Trailer Teases an All-Out Supernatural War

30-Apr-2021 03:10

Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard’s journey are coming to —and in true Castlevania style, it’s going to be a .

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Microsoft Teams is getting an update that developers will love

30-Apr-2021 03:06

Microsoft has updated its GitHub app for Teams with new features that will enable developers to build and ship better software.

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Apple says old Magic Keyboard is ‘functionally compatible’ with new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but warns of imperfect fit

30-Apr-2021 03:03

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Apple’s — which will feature an M1 processor and a new Mini LED display — will work with the 2020 model of the 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard case after all. But it’s not going to be a perfect fit.

According to a newly added note to () the first-generation Magic Keyboard (model number A1998) will be “functionally compatible” with the updated iPad Pro. But due to the slightly thicker dimensions of the new 12.9-inch model (which is 0.5mm thicker than the 2020 version), Apple warns that “it’s possible that the Magic Keyboard may not precisely fit when closed, especially when screen protectors are applied.”

Apple updated the...

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California’s Carbon Offset Program Is a Complete Disaster

30-Apr-2021 02:50

As businesses in California race to tamp down their emissions by buying carbon offsets, some serious math errors in the program may mean more carbon dioxide—not less—is being added to the atmosphere.

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Google Assistant Will Now Finally Be Able to Say Your Name Correctly

30-Apr-2021 02:50

It’s always awkward when you ask the robot (i.e. your phone’s digital assistant) to call a friend or family member, and then it responds with a cold and butchered pronunciation of that name. Now you can help stave off those unfortunate uncanny valley moments by teaching the Google Assistant how to pronounce your name…

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Demon Slayer's first manga volume is free for a limited time

30-Apr-2021 02:46

And you can start reading the whole series for just $2.

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Luca's Mystique-Like Transformations Were Inspired by 'Squid Chromatophores'

30-Apr-2021 02:45

Like many fantasy stories involving who work up the courage to explore the land beyond the ocean, have the ability to pass as humans thanks to a magical transformation. It’s easy for to pass once they step out of the water and dry…

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Volkswagen debuts hot ID 4 GTX EV for Europe - Roadshow

30-Apr-2021 02:34

We're getting a similar model here, but without all the cool GTX branding.

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Nvidia driver preps RTX 3000 GPU owners for Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

30-Apr-2021 02:33

The RTX 3000-series driver also updates Nvidia’s previously-bypassed hash rate limiter

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin about to reveal when it's selling tickets to space

30-Apr-2021 02:16

After a series of test flights, Blue Origin says, its rockets are nearly ready to bring passengers to the edge of space.

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Kentucky Derby 2021: How to watch, stream live without cable

30-Apr-2021 02:02

The biggest horse race of the year is running on Saturday on NBC. You can watch, no cable subscription required.

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No, Sickos, You Can't Buy an NFT to Destroy a Basquiat (Today)

30-Apr-2021 01:47

A Jean-Michel Basquiat has possibly averted annihilation by NFT. Earlier this week, a seller who only identified themselves as “DAYstrom” attempted to auction an NFT of Basquiat’s 1986 drawing Free Comb with Pagoda, granting the winner the option to destroy the work so that only the NFT would survive. Whether the…

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PS5 restock update: How to find a PlayStation 5 at Walmart, Best Buy and other retailers

30-Apr-2021 01:44

Target and GameStop sold out on Wednesday. Is Walmart next?

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Linksys' new Wi-Fi 6E routers include the most expensive mesh yet

30-Apr-2021 01:41

At $900 for a two-pack or $1,200 for a three-pack, the Linksys Velop Atlas Max 6E mesh router shows that access to the 6GHz band won't come cheap.

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David Cronenberg's New Sci-Fi Film Casts Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, and More

30-Apr-2021 01:30

It’s been seven years since iconic director made a film, and it’s been 22 years since he made a science-fiction with 1999's . Now Cronenberg is heading back to the genre with Crimes of the Future, and he’s bringing Aragorn, Madeleine Swann, and Bella Swann along with him.

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The Galaxy S21 gets $700 slashed off price in fantastic deal from Samsung

30-Apr-2021 01:28

A fantastic deal on the Galaxy S21, Samsung is offering up to $700 in savings when you trade-in an eligible device.

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Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview to be dissected in new TV special

30-Apr-2021 01:04

Think you'd heard it all about the British royals and that infamous Oprah interview? There's always more.

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Neil Gaiman, Chuck Wendig, and More Are Uniting to Make Disney Pay Royalties

30-Apr-2021 01:00

, Alan Dean Foster—the novelist who wrote the , the ghost-written novelization of A New Hope and its direct sequel, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye—went public with his struggles to negotiate a royalty contract for his work since Disney took ownership of Lucasfilm. Although Foster’s…

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Declassified Satellite Images Show Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Ever

30-Apr-2021 00:56

The world’s glaciers are melting faster and the climate crisis is to blame, a new study shows.

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Scientists Closer to Creating Psychedelic-Like Drugs That Work Without Hallucinations

30-Apr-2021 00:56

In a new study this week, researchers describe their work with experimental compounds that could offer the mental health benefits of a psychedelic drug, without causing people to trip out. Their early research, so far only conducted in mice, might someday provide people with more first-line treatments for illnesses…

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U.S. Court Says Ghost Gun Blueprints Can Stay Online

30-Apr-2021 00:38

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled this week that posting plans for so-called “ghost guns”—homemade firearms and firearm parts designed to route around gun regulations—is technically legal. The ruling, which affirmed the Trump-era removal of these gun and gun parts from the State Department’s…

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Brood X cicadas: What it's like in pest control when billions of bugs emerge

30-Apr-2021 00:33

Cicadas might make you want to turn to pest control for answers. Here's what the pros have to say.

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This macOS browser could be a game-changer for Chrome on Mac users

30-Apr-2021 00:30

Mighty's new Chromium-based browser runs in the cloud to free up RAM and processing power on your Mac.

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Falcon and Winter Soldier making-of documentary hits Disney Plus Friday

30-Apr-2021 00:25

The Assembled special gives us a look behind the scenes of the Captain America show.

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This Fast & Furious Promo Is Either Fantastic or Terrible, I Can't Decide

29-Apr-2021 23:30

Do you have trouble remembering which movies are ? This perplexing UK promo, which is not only for but the entire franchise, is here to help by telling you exactly what makes one of these movies, beginning with “cars.” There are cars in the Fast & Furious movies. Who knew?!

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House of the Dragon set photos show off Matt Smith's Targaryen prince

29-Apr-2021 23:20

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is now filming, and set photos are already doing the rounds.

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Murder Cover-Up: Man Allegedly Set Deadly Wildfire to Hide His Crime

29-Apr-2021 23:06

A fire that raged outside of San Francisco last summer was allegedly set to cover up a murder—and became part of the in California as well as one of the deadliest.

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Etsy-Owned Music Sales Site Reverb Hit With Data Breach

29-Apr-2021 22:53

Last week, security consultant Bob Diachenko found an unsecured database run by the Etsy-owned music marketplace .

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NYPD Puts Down Its Godforesaken Robot Dog

29-Apr-2021 22:40

The New York City Police Department’s contract with the robot dog that spawned countless has been mercifully cut short. On Wednesday, an NYPD deputy commissioner to the New York Times that in response to the stirred up by the so-called Digidog—along with

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China's Space Station Is a Step Closer to Reality With Launch of Core Module

29-Apr-2021 22:30

China today launched the main module of its new space station into low Earth orbit. The ambitious project is set to be China’s answer to the International Space Station, which has never included China in its membership.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Director Breaks Down Walker's Arc, Steve's Shadow, and More

29-Apr-2021 22:15

The curse of working on a Marvel Studios project is . There’s joy to be had in the preparation, execution, and finally the completion, of course, but in the meantime, they’re so secretive it’s usually years from when you start on something to when you can finally talk about it.…

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Will FAA Rules Be a Drag on Drone Deliveries?

29-Apr-2021 18:00

Companies scrambling to compete with the advancing delivery capabilities offered by Amazon and UPS are looking to drone delivery options. Will this be the future of delivery? TechNewsWorld engaged aviation safety expert Mark Baier, CEO of AviationManuals and ARC Safety Management Software Systems, in an extensive conversation about how, and if, drone regulations and consumer lust for speedy airdrop service will ever safely coexist.

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Best DSLR camera 2021: 12 great cameras to suit all budgets

29-Apr-2021 06:45

Trying to find the best DSLR for you? These are the best choices around, from starter models to pro powerhouses.

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Amazon’s pay raise for over 500,000 workers comes at an interesting time

29-Apr-2021 06:40

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon has announced that over 500,000 of its workers will get a permanent increase in their hourly wages starting in mid-May, from as low as an additional 50 cents an hour to as much as three extra dollars per hour (via ). That’s a substantial chunk of its 1.3 million person workforce getting at least a small pay bump, and the company shared that it’s investing over $1 billion in these pay increases. Amazon said that it’s also on a hiring spree for “tens of thousands of jobs across our operations in the US.”

Amazon previously recognized its warehouse and delivery workers with a $2 pay bump as the company worked to meet increased demand during the pandemic, but that was a temporary raise that disappeared ,...

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23 best films on Amazon Prime Video

29-Apr-2021 06:34

Not sure what to watch on Amazon tonight? Let's round up some of its best gems.

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57 of the best TV shows to stream on Netflix

29-Apr-2021 06:33

Searching for a great show to watch? Here are some of the best Netflix has to offer.

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Without Remorse review: Michael B. Jordan muscles in on remorseless cliches

29-Apr-2021 06:30

Sicario meets Death Wish in Amazon Prime Video's dour Tom Clancy adaptation.

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Titans Season 3 Casts a Mad Men and Angel Alum as Scarecrow

29-Apr-2021 06:30

We’ve gotten a few glimpses of what to expect from when it returns to HBO Max, like the excellent outfits we’ll be seeing and rocking in season three. Today, however, we got a bit of important casting: Vincent Kartheiser is coming aboard as Dr. Jonathan Crane.

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The 41 best movies to watch on Netflix

29-Apr-2021 06:28

Don't know what to watch tonight? Here are some of the best movies Netflix has to offer.

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Apple's M1 Mac shines as iPhones fly off (virtual) store shelves

29-Apr-2021 06:23

Apple says a combination of enthusiasm over 5G wireless and working from home are driving demand despite a global chip shortage.

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Four Seasons Total Landscaping (remember them?) tweets Rudy Giuliani joke

29-Apr-2021 06:21

And did you know there's a documentary coming about that memorable press conference?

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MacBook Air vs. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: Here's what $999 buys for each

29-Apr-2021 06:03

Similar specs mean different things for Windows and MacOS.

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Meet the pumpkin toadlet, a new species of poisonous frog with a curious secret

29-Apr-2021 05:57

A ribbeting discovery made in the forests of Brazil.

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AT&T is giving its top prepaid hotspot plan a big price cut and more data

29-Apr-2021 05:49

Customers already enrolled in the prepaid plan will get a data boost and a lower price when their plan renews. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

AT&T says it will now offer a prepaid 5G data-only plan with up to 100GB of data for $55 per month — a big upgrade from its previous offering of 40GB for $75. The new pricing extends to Cricket Wireless customers as well as AT&T’s direct prepaid subscribers, though those on Cricket won’t be able to access the 5G network. These plans allow customers to buy data for their tablet or mobile hotspot separate from their voice plan.

That 100GB is a lot of data at a lower price than the other major carriers are offering; currently, T-Mobile has a prepaid data-only plan of 50GB for $50 and Verizon has a 30GB plan for $65 per month. It may be no coincidence that and are also eager to expand their own 5G and LTE-based fixed home...

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iPhone 12 led a record-breaking $47 billion in iPhone sales over Q2 2021

29-Apr-2021 05:46

Apple’s raked in a record-breaking $89.6 billion in revenue the last quarter, up from 54% the year before, continuing a strong year of sales despite Covid conditions.

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hardware

Toyota has two new 3-row, 8-passenger SUVs in the works - Roadshow

29-Apr-2021 05:41

They'll be built in Indiana and target active millennials with families.

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features

Facebook shows growth as privacy feud with Apple escalates

29-Apr-2021 05:17

The social network expects a new privacy update from Apple to impact its ad targeting, starting in the second quarter.

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Hey Tomorrow War, WTF Is This?

29-Apr-2021 05:15

I woke up this morning very excited to see the first footage from The Tomorrow War, the new film directed by Chris McKay (). Everything we’d heard about it over the years made it sound like one of those mega-blockbusters we love to geek out about—,…

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The Secrets of the 'Cyber Ninjas' Will Not Stand in Arizona GOP's Useless 2020 Recount, Judge Rules

29-Apr-2021 05:11

The state judge overseeing a Democratic challenge to the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 election—a the state GOP is using as a sort of Hail Mary to overturn or at least delegitimize Joe Biden’s victory there—has ordered that the process no longer be conducted behind closed…

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Exactly How Many Pandemic Apple Products Did You Jackals Buy?

29-Apr-2021 05:09

In news that appears to defy all odds, Apple reported $23.6 billion in profit on $89.6 billion in revenue for the quarter ending March 27, making the second fiscal quarter its strongest non-holiday quarter ever. iPad sales spiked 79% year over year. Mac sales were up 70%. iPhone sales jumped 65.5%. These are…

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Space community mourns the death of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

29-Apr-2021 05:04

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Michael Collins, the witty “forgotten” astronaut of NASA’s legendary Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, died of cancer on Wednesday, his family said. An icon of space exploration and an eloquent storyteller (who, arguably, had the best sense of humor among the Apollo 11 crew), Collins passionately advocated for further exploration of other worlds. Astronauts, NASA officials, and others in the space community who are heeding his advocacy mourned his death today.

Collins was the Columbia command module pilot who stayed in orbit around the Moon in 1969 while his crew mates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, descended to the lunar surface and became the first two humans to set foot on another world. Aldrin, now the only living Apollo 11 astronaut,...

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PlayStation 5 Nike sneakers coming in May, says report

29-Apr-2021 04:59

Show everyone on the street where you stand in the console wars.

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Gold Wii made for Queen Elizabeth on sale for a cool $300K

29-Apr-2021 04:47

Play virtual golf on an outdated console made for royalty.

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hardware

Facebook temporarily hid posts calling for India’s prime minister to resign

29-Apr-2021 04:46

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

When Facebook users tried to view a hashtag calling for the resignation of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, they saying that Facebook was temporarily hiding the posts in order to keep the community safe. that the posts were hidden for about three hours.

Facebook has now restored the posts and told The Verge it is “looking into what happened,” echoing from a member of its communications team.

The temporary suspension of the hashtag is likely to fuel concerns about the influence that Modi’s BJP party wields over Facebook operations and social media in general. Last weekend, after receiving an emergency order from...

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Print your New Pokemon Snap photos with this Pikachu-themed printer for Nintendo Switch

29-Apr-2021 04:32

An adorable printer for adorable photos.

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Eternals Director Chloe Zhao Shocked Marvel With Her Sets

29-Apr-2021 04:30

Kevin Feige is used to making that are just brimming with VFX. Before she took the job directing , was not. Feige probably wasn’t surprised by her desire to use practical locations when possible, but he was surprised by how amazing they looked. 

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An Asteroid Impact Simulation Is Currently Underway—and It’s Absolutely Terrifying

29-Apr-2021 04:30

A fictitious asteroid is headed our way, and a group of real experts is currently doing their best to deal with the grim situation. The week-long tabletop exercise, now in its third day, aims to find out whether our current technologies, systems, and institutions could handle the crisis if an actual asteroid were to…

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Report: HBO Max With Ads Will Cost You $10 a Month

29-Apr-2021 04:20

HBO Max’s will officially launch in June, according to . The plan will cost $10 a month, about $5 less than what you’d pay for the ad-free version of HBO Max or what you’d pay to bundle it into a YouTube TV or cable subscription.

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The PS5 is still selling better than the PS4, despite shortages

29-Apr-2021 04:16

Sony says it's sold 7.8 million PS5 consoles.

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Facebook expects ad tracking problems from regulators and Apple

29-Apr-2021 04:06

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook’s ad revenue was up more than 45 percent during the first three months of 2020, soaring to $25.4 billion — or about seven times what Twitter makes in an entire year. But the company sees some potential problems on the horizon that could limit continued growth: regulators are closing in on ad tracking practices, and could harm its ability to target ads.

“We continue to expect increased ad targeting headwinds in 2021 from regulatory and platform changes,” Facebook CFO Dave Wehner writes in the company’s . Wehner specifically calls out iOS 14.5, which includes a feature that lets iPhone and iPad users easily stop apps from tracking them in certain ways. Facebook expects...

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Elon Musk dubs himself 'the Dogefather' ahead of SNL hosting gig on May 8

29-Apr-2021 03:54

No joke. The billionaire businessman will host Saturday Night Live.

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Get 15 bottles (yes, 15 bottles) of wine delivered for $85 -- just $6 per bottle

29-Apr-2021 03:50

This is not a drill: This is a really good deal on wine.

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Hey Rudy and/or the FBI, Pick Up Your Phone

29-Apr-2021 03:50

On Wednesday, the feds of Rudy Giuliani, noted flask with legs and former personal attorney to ex-President Donald Trump. According to one of Giuliani’s neighbors at his Upper East Side apartment building, the agents in question seized and “were bringing out a lot of stuff.”

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This key organizer has a built-in Tile tracker and is 43% off

29-Apr-2021 03:49

It holds 14 keys, has a built-in flashlight and clips to your car's key fob. Get it now for $34.

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Apple’s iPhone 12 and Mac sales skyrocket despite ongoing pandemic

29-Apr-2021 03:44

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup maintained enormously strong demand from consumers from January through March, according to the company’s fiscal Q2 earnings . Apple reported record March quarter revenue of $89.6 billion, up 54 percent year over year. The iPhone took in just under $48 billion, jumping up by 66 percent from a year ago.

Sales of Mac and iPad hardware also surged for yet another quarter, up 70 and 78 percent respectively, due in part to continued remote work and schooling necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. That success might slow down as some regions of the world return to a sense of normalcy, so most eyes — as usual — are on the iPhone. It’s been reported that the ,...

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Oops! Samsung just leaked the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti at Unpacked

29-Apr-2021 03:44

Samsung revealed its new laptop lineup at Unpacked, and may have accidentally revealed something on Nvidia's behalf

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Scientists May Know What’s Causing ‘Campfires’ on the Sun

29-Apr-2021 03:40

Crackling away on a cosmic scale, have been a matter of intrigue for researchers, as they are the brightest spots in a solar atmosphere boasting extraordinarily hot temperatures. Now, scientists propose that the little fires everywhere are caused by the convergence of magnetic fields…

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Oracle VP Ken Glueck Suspended by Twitter for Doxing an Intercept Reporter

29-Apr-2021 03:39

A tweet from Oracle Executive VP Ken Glueck goading his followers into harassing a female reporter was found to violate Twitter’s policies, the company told Gizmodo on Wednesday. Glueck, who’s previously made headlines as one of the under Oracle, was forced to take down the tweet and have his account…

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Best Apple iPad deals: Save $100 or more on an iPad Pro

29-Apr-2021 03:36

You can save $100 on most iPad Pro models on Amazon and even more on higher-capacity units. Plus, the eighth-gen iPad is only $299 at Walmart.

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Amazon's Already Busted Out Its Anti-Union Playbook in Staten Island

29-Apr-2021 03:30

A bootstrap Amazon unionization effort is underway in Staten Island, and lo and behold, Amazon is firing up the union-busting campaign early. We’ve heard allegations that it threatened Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse workers with shutting down the warehouse amid their attempt to unionize. Now it’s just dumping a crock of…

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Tamiya Wild One Max is a life-size, drivable version of the R/C legend - Roadshow

29-Apr-2021 03:27

The electric buggy is being built by the Little Car Company of Bugatti Baby fame.

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HBO Max's ad-supported service will reportedly run $10 per month

29-Apr-2021 03:18

Getting ads with your HBO Max will save you $5.

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HBO Max’s cheaper ad-supported tier will reportedly cost $9.99 per month

29-Apr-2021 03:17

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

upcoming ad-support tier will cost $9.99 per month, or $5 less than the standard $14.99 per month that the regular version of HBO Max costs, .

The upcoming ad-supported tier is and will feature a few major differences from the $15 per month plan — including access to for films like Dune or The Matrix 4, which will be limited to subscribers to HBO Max’s more premium tier. WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has also confirmed in a March analyst event that HBO original shows won’t get ads added in, so customers won’t have to worry about Euphoria, The Sopranos, or Game of Thrones getting interrupted by commercials.

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AMD Ryzen 8000 processors could look like a turbo-charged Apple M1

29-Apr-2021 03:16

AMD is reportedly using a 3nm node with a hybrid architecture that poses a serious threat to Intel's Alder Lake CPU.

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If demand for AirPods is actually dropping, it's time for the AirPods 3

29-Apr-2021 03:14

A new report claims that Apple is cutting back on Apple AirPods production this year as demand is ‘not as high as expected’.

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Confused Feds Subpoena Signal for Data It Doesn't Collect

29-Apr-2021 03:10

For the second time in several years, Signal has been subpoenaed by federal investigators for data that the encrypted chat app company doesn’t actually collect.

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Facebook has restored the hashtag asking for Indian Prime Minister Modi to resign

29-Apr-2021 03:08

The social network says it's "looking into what happened" after posts were censored.

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How to overcome a fear of needles to get your COVID-19 vaccine

29-Apr-2021 03:07

Tips from a nurse and a psychiatrist for an easier appointment.

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Park perfectly in your garage with this $16 laser-assist parking guide

29-Apr-2021 03:06

The ZoneTech Parking Assist has dual lasers for a two-car garage, plus motion sensors that turn it on and off automatically.

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The Jiobit GPS Tracker Changed My Tune on Toddler Surveillance

29-Apr-2021 03:00

I’d convinced myself long ago that when I became a parent, I’d do everything in my power to avoid overly surveilling my child. But then I decided to go back to work full-time a bit sooner than I’d initially planned, so to help ease my anxieties about sending my toddler out into the world, I did what any loving and…

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42 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Consider for Your May Reading List

29-Apr-2021 03:00

Somehow, it’s May—and that means not only are we one step closer to summer, we’ve also got sci-fi and fantasy books to tempt you with. This month, we’ve got , royals desperate to realize their destinies, supernatural private eyes, ambitious mutants, and so much more.

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A fired Amazon worker is trying to unionize four NYC-area facilities

29-Apr-2021 02:58

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon workers at four different facilities near Staten Island have begun the process of unionizing with the . The organizing effort is being led by Christian Smalls, a former warehouse worker who was fired in March after organizing a walkout to protest unsafe working conditions during the pandemic, .

The company has responded by posting anti-union messages on TV screens at JFK8, the fulfillment center where Smalls used to work. “KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE YOU SIGN A UNION CARD,” reads one of the messages . “If someone asks you to provide your personal information or sign a union card, do not release your personal information without knowing all the facts.”

Several hundred workers...

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Save $30 on the self-heating Ember 14-ounce smart mug

29-Apr-2021 02:55

Quite possibly the best gift you can give Mom. Or Dad, if you're planning ahead.

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GitHub is blocking FLoC

29-Apr-2021 02:35

GitHub's new HTTP headers prevents site visitors from being added to one of Google's cohorts.

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The best projector sales and deals for April 2021

29-Apr-2021 02:31

Looking for the best projector sales and deals (and best) home theater projectors? You’ve come to the right place.

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Here’s who Apple and Epic are calling to testify in next week’s trial

29-Apr-2021 02:31

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Next week, Epic Games and Apple will appear in court for a long-anticipated legal battle. Epic argues that Apple unfairly kicked its hit game Fortnite off the App Store last year, exercising an illegal monopoly over the ubiquitous iOS platform. Apple claims Epic is trying to break the iOS platform’s vaunted safety and security for its own gain. Both parties have they expect to win their respective cases, and this week, they’ve provided near-final lists of the people they expect to call for testimony.

Apple and Epic both filed revised tentative witness lists on April 26th. The lists don’t guarantee every witness will be called, and crucially, they don’t tell us when we’ll see a given person on the stand. But with the closely...

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Jeff Goldblum Is Doing a Dungeons & Dragons Podcast, Which Is as Excellent as It Is Unfathomable

29-Apr-2021 02:30

Yeah. So, —the , star of Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and so much more—is going to play Elven sorcerer Balmer in a podcast. This is a true statement of something that is going to happen in our reality, and I absolutely can’t wrap my head around it.

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Google Just Rolled Out New Features to Help You Plan Post-Vaccine Travel

29-Apr-2021 02:00

I know you’re thinking it, because it’s all I’ve been thinking about myself: This summer is going to be filled with travel as the blanket of general anxiety that’s been draped over us for the last year slowly falls off thanks to more available vaccines. And with the giving the go-ahead to be outside without a mask…

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General Motors has a solution for our crappy EV charging infrastructure

29-Apr-2021 02:00

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

General Motors announced a “holistic charging approach” to electric vehicle charging that it’s calling the Ultium Charge 360.

Much like Ford does with its FordPass network, the Ultium Charge 360 will integrate GM’s own vehicle apps and software with a variety of third-party charging services, such as Blink, ChargePoint, EVgo, Flo, Greenlots, and SemaConnect. The goal is to create a seamless experience in which an owner of a GM electric vehicle can drive up to a station, plug in, and start charging without having to juggle multiple apps or third-party memberships.

“There is a lot more to EV adoption than just buying the vehicle and just having a large connected network,” said Travis Hester, GM’s chief EV officer. “And our mission is to...

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Glowing Pumpkin Toadlet Can't Hear Its Own Tiny Scream

29-Apr-2021 01:51

Scientists in Brazil say they’ve discovered a new species of poisonous toad—hidden in plain sight due to its close resemblance to another related species. Aside from their tiny size, the wee toads have brightly colored skin and bones that fluoresce under UV light, a feature that still isn’t completely understood.

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Industries Responsible for 75% of Air Pollution Hurt Communities of Color More

29-Apr-2021 01:45

Unhealthy particulate matter comes from, among other things, factories, cars, construction, and fossil fuel power plants. A new study analyzing 14 major sources of air pollution shows that in the U.S., they disproportionately affect people of color.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Head Writer Explains the 'Toll' of John Walker's Arc

29-Apr-2021 01:30

through Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier—from Captain America, to... well, not that—is one of dramatic highs and lows for the would-be shieldbearer. But his turn in raised some interesting questions of just how we’re meant to feel about the character. Now,…

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Maybe We Don't Need an In-Person CES?

29-Apr-2021 01:30

. The show’s parent organization, the Consumer Technology Association, will hold an in-person event in Las Vegas in January 2022 after putting on a decidedly muted online event last winter.

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Congress Is About to Repeal a Repeal on Methane Regulations

29-Apr-2021 01:15

Joe Biden’s America continues to descend into anarchy. The latest injustice perpetrated by congressional Democrats on behalf of the president: Americans will no longer get to breath so much methane-laden air. It follows other hostile decisions such as propping up and letting…

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T-Mobile Introduces Its Own Crappy Version of AirTags

29-Apr-2021 01:15

T-Mobile is hopping on the tracker bandwagon. Today, the carrier announced it’s launching its SyncUP Tracker so you can find lost items. The difference here is unlike Samsung’s , Apple’s , or a tracker, T-Mobile’s version doesn’t use Bluetooth or ultrawide-band. Instead, it leverages a combination…

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Dashlane just unveiled its cheapest password manager plan yet

29-Apr-2021 01:00

Dashlane's new Essentials plan offers the most vital features of a password manager at the most affordable price point.

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E3 2021: the hosts for the digital event have been revealed

29-Apr-2021 00:55

The ESA has announced its three hosts for the all-digital E3 2021.

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Creepshow's Eerie Tales Just Keep Getting Better

29-Apr-2021 00:55

If it seems like rather recently that we were heaping praise on ’s season two premiere—well, . With only five episodes in this season, Shudder’s has ripped by way too fast. Ahead of tomorrow’s season finale, here’s what we’ve loved about the most recent episodes.

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Remote working security truths after a year of lockdown

29-Apr-2021 00:30

It's important to devise a data protection strategy and get the fundamentals right.

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Lava Tube 'Astronauts' Are Preparing for Mars on a Hawaiian Volcano

29-Apr-2021 00:10

Moonwalking on Mauna Loa. That’s been the name of the game for the astronaut candidates of the HI-SEAS habitat atop the Hawaiian volcano, and today, team members shared the latest updates on their extreme mission at the European Geosciences Union’s general assembly.

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Gigabyte’s AORUS 4K monitors aren't just for PC gamers - but PS5 and Xbox too

28-Apr-2021 23:59

The 4K gaming monitors boast HDMI 2.1 support and a 144Hz refresh rate

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Microsoft is changing one of the most-loved things about Office

28-Apr-2021 23:57

Microsoft wants your feedback on which of five fresh fonts is best for the new default to replace Calibri.

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Free PS Plus games May 2021: the PlayStation Plus free games available right now

28-Apr-2021 23:40

Battlefield 5, Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last and Stranded Deep are your free PS Plus games for May 2021.

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Sky's iPhone 12 Pro Max deals are easily the cheapest around at just £45 a month

28-Apr-2021 23:30

iPhone 12 Pro Max deals have come down significantly in cost at Sky, now costing just £45 a month.

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For Better or Worse, CES Is Back, Baby!

28-Apr-2021 23:30

This year’s CES was an all-digital event because of the pandemic. It was a that led many a journalist to fall to their knees, arms opened wide in supplication because a benevolent God apparently did exist. Alas, it was temporary. The Consumer Technology Association today that CES 2022 will return to…

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This New Online Marketplace Caters to Creators

28-Apr-2021 20:15

TrovaPage helps creators and other entrepreneurs focus on marketing without detracting from their creativity. The internet marketplace provides a complete e-commerce platform that allows entrepreneurs to build, market, and bill for services. Users' businesses range from yoga instruction and guitar lessons, to small restaurants, personalized astrology, and nonprofits.

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Android 12: Everything we know so far

28-Apr-2021 20:00

Android 12 is still a few months from being released to the public, but there's a lot we already know about the new operating system.

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Microsoft, Intel Team Up to Clamp Down on Cryptominers

28-Apr-2021 18:00

As cryptocurrency values continue to rise, cryptojacking becomes more attractive to cybercriminals. Now, a powerful hardware-based threat detection technology is being integrated into a Microsoft enterprise security product to help protect businesses from cryptojacking malware. The action integrates Intel Threat Detection Technology with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

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Pour One Out for Eddy Cue's Vision of iMessage for Android

28-Apr-2021 06:45

A deposition related to Epic Games’ ongoing case against Apple reveals that Eddy Cue in 2013 championed iMessage for Android but was ultimately overruled.

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Legends of Tomorrow’s New Trailer Goes Retro, and Then… OMG

28-Apr-2021 06:45

It’s been a long time since —the greatest and looniest part of the Arrowverse—has graced our TV screens. Thank , it’s coming back on May 2, and while it’s trite to say this at season six proves it was worth the wait, holy hell this amazing new trailer for season six proves it was…

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Roku, Chromecast and Paramount Plus set to look far better on your 4K TV

28-Apr-2021 06:43

Roku and Google join Amazon, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips and Vizio in supporting HDR10+.

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Dell launches new 2-in-1 that could rival the Microsoft Surface Pro 7

28-Apr-2021 06:42

Dell's new Latitude 7320 Detachable is designed for mobile professionals that want the portability of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop.

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Shadow and Bone ending explained and all your questions answered

28-Apr-2021 06:36

Why can't the Grisha just go around the Fold? There are a few things to clear up about Netflix's young adult fantasy.

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Shadow and Bone review: Hit Netflix fantasy lacks one thing

28-Apr-2021 06:32

Young adult fantasy fans will find plenty to love -- except for a compelling main character.

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Anker's limited edition Star Wars R2-D2 mini projector is a canister of cuteness

28-Apr-2021 06:23

If you've always wanted a portable projector that's dressed up to look like R2-D2, you can now buy one for $700.

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Best electric toothbrush for 2021

28-Apr-2021 06:15

From whitening power to gum care, here's how to choose the best electric toothbrush.

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PlayStation Network was down globally for over an hour

28-Apr-2021 06:01

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

If you were having issues with the PlayStation Network (PSN) this evening or afternoon, you weren’t alone. The service suffered an outage, with multiplayer, store services, and more going down for around an hour. The outage appeared to be global — the official Ask PlayStation Japan Twitter account , and we saw many users from Europe also reporting problems.

It seems like it’s resolved now, with the showing that everything is up and running. I’ve also confirmed that I’ve been able to download a game from the PlayStation Store, and hop into a multiplayer match.

The PSN status page at 6:55PM ET.

The outage affected all the categories listed on the PSN’s status page — account management,...

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Aston Martin V12 Speedster DBR1 specification is a pretty and expensive time machine - Roadshow

28-Apr-2021 06:01

The original DBR1 remains Aston's most successful and beautiful racing car, even over 60 years after its debut.

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Netflix continues anime push with Sailor Moon movie exclusivity

28-Apr-2021 06:00

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon​ Eternal The Movie Parts 1 and 2 will premiere on Netflix in June.

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'Smell Training' Is a Great Way to Get Your Sense of Smell Back After Covid-19, Scientists Say

28-Apr-2021 06:00

Researchers in the UK say people who have lost their sense of smell due to covid-19 are better off using “smell training” at home, rather than steroids, to help get their sniffer back in working order.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Matt Lanter Says He's Not Done With Anakin Skywalker

28-Apr-2021 06:00

A surprise, to be sure. But a welcome one.

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Sailor Moon’s newest movie is hitting Netflix on June 3rd

28-Apr-2021 06:00

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 1 and Part 2. | Image: Netflix

The newest movie in the hugely popular Sailor Moon franchise, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (which was originally released in two parts), is hitting Netflix on June 3. The movie’s arrival on Netflix marks its premiere for the first time outside of Japan, where Part 1 debuted in January.

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Here’s Netflix’s synopsis of the film:

The upcoming adventures are set in April, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom and Tokyo is in a festive mood as it celebrates the largest Total Solar Eclipse of the century. As the new moon obscures the sun and gradually dims its light, Usagi and Chibi-Usa encounter Pegasus, who is in search of the chosen Maiden who can break the seal of the Golden...

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Mastercard teams with Gemini for credit card with bitcoin rewards

28-Apr-2021 05:41

Forget air miles, spend money to get some crypto.

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Verizon outage takes down some wireless services in Southern California

28-Apr-2021 05:41

Phone calls are dropping out for customers in areas, including LA and San Diego.

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Yayagram: A 20th century phone switchboard for Telegram instant messages

28-Apr-2021 05:25

For when Grandma absolutely refuses to get a smartphone.

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Signal's Cellebrite Hack Is Already Causing Grief for the Law

28-Apr-2021 05:25

A Maryland defense attorney has decided to challenge the conviction of one of his clients after it was recently discovered that the phone cracking product used in the case, produced by digital forensics firm Cellebrite, has severe cybersecurity flaws that could make it vulnerable to hacking.

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Zuckerberg: It Rubs the Lotion On Its Skin or Else It Gets Paparazzo'd Again

28-Apr-2021 05:15

Mark Zuckerberg was merely wearing a clever, creamy disguise when he was photographed last year slathered in ungodly amounts of sunscreen while surfing in Hawaii, at least according to Mark Zuckerberg.

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How Ford's making sure quality is Job 1 once again - Roadshow

28-Apr-2021 05:14

It's no secret Ford vehicle quality slipped in recent years, but management is ready to right the ship.

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Anker's noise-canceling Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds are $30 off

28-Apr-2021 05:06

Normally $130, this excellent AirPods Pro alternative is $100 for a limited time.

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India Could Have Up to 500 Million Covid-19 Cases, Experts Believe

28-Apr-2021 05:00

Official Indian government figures, not exactly rosy themselves, appear to be massively understating the scale of the covid-19 pandemic ravaging the country.

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Elon Musk, SpaceX aim to launch SN15 Mars rocket prototype this week

28-Apr-2021 04:52

The latest version of Musk's Starship rocket, could fly soon.

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The World of Vampire: The Masquerade Is Being Developed for Film and TV

28-Apr-2021 04:45

And it’s bringing its modern gothic-punk TTRPG friends in the World of Darkness along for the ride, too.

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The best deals on Apple MacBooks right now

28-Apr-2021 04:40

MacBook Air (late-2020).

With multiple configurations and various MacBook models available for purchase, including ones equipped with the new M1 processor, finding a deal on an Apple MacBook is not very hard.

We’ll run through discounts currently available for the latest MacBook models as well as any deals on the Mac mini computer. Of course, there are frequent discounts available for older Intel-based configurations, and we’ll also highlight those when we find them.

Alternatively, purchasing refurbished is another way to save money on an Apple computer. provides a full one-year warranty on all products and generally has discounts of 15 to 20 percent off the price of a new model. Two other retailers to look at for refurbished MacBooks...

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Please, Don't Trade Your Cookies For Cookies

28-Apr-2021 04:40

MSCHF, the Brooklyn-based art collective you might remember from the recent debacle featuring Lil Nas X, has a new pitch for you: trade in your digital cookies for real ones.

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AT&T and Cricket launch 100GB plan for $55 a month for prepaid customers

28-Apr-2021 04:38

Existing customers will automatically get the new pricing.

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Of Course Spotify Is Trying to Undercut Apple on Podcasts

28-Apr-2021 04:30

Spotify has officially announced its rumored paid subscription platform for podcast creators, and the company appears to be asking for a much smaller cut of profits than Apple from creators who use its service.

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Microsoft Teams usage jumps to 145 million daily active users

28-Apr-2021 04:20

Microsoft now has 145 million people using its Microsoft Teams communications app. This is another increase of 26 percent since Microsoft revealed Teams usage had jumped during the pandemic to . Usage of Teams has spiked over the past year, with businesses continuing to flock to services like Teams, Slack, and Zoom.

To put the 145 million figure in perspective, at the beginning of the pandemic, Microsoft had around 32 million daily active users of Microsoft Teams. That in a matter of weeks, and these numbers have more than doubled since even the early days of the pandemic. It’s an impressive amount of growth, just as Microsoft has been aggressively pushing businesses to...

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HBO Max is getting live hockey, thanks to a new NHL deal

28-Apr-2021 04:20

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Live hockey is coming to HBO Max, thanks to a new seven-year deal between the National Hockey League and WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports. The news may come as a bit of a surprise, as, only a few weeks ago, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar said on HBO Max in 2021.

Alongside HBO Max stepping into the sports streaming spotlight, Turner Sports also announced that TNT and TBS will air the Stanley Cup three out of the seven years outlined in the deal. (Specifically, WarnerMedia’s channels will air the championship series in 2023, 2025, and 2027, .) The remaining years will be hosted by , as part of the sports league’s other major streaming deal, now that its contract with NBC is...

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Surfshark VPN review: Competitive pricing and blazing speeds from this VPN service

28-Apr-2021 04:20

This speedy VPN is giving bigger-name brands a run for their money.

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Fox developing Flintstones sequel called Bedrock, starring Elizabeth Banks

28-Apr-2021 04:18

The story follows the Flintstone family 20 years after the original, "with Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career."

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Verizon confirms there are problems with phone calls in Southern California

28-Apr-2021 04:11

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Many Verizon customers in Southern California are reporting difficulties making calls on Tuesday afternoon, and the company has confirmed to The Verge that there is a “network issue” affecting parts of the region.

“We are experiencing a network issue impacting voice services for some customers in parts of Southern California,” a Verizon spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge. “Our engineers have identified the issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.”

If you are having trouble making calls, the spokesperson recommended putting your device in airplane mode or restarting your phone, which they said should fix the issues. And in response to , Verizon’s support account recommended using Wi-Fi...

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Godzilla vs Kong's Adam Wingard Could Return to the Monsterverse for More Monkey Business

28-Apr-2021 04:10

The success of Godzilla vs. Kong has suddenly one of the most important figures in Legendary’s future plans for its giant monster movieverse. But the ’s next potential project in the series might not star either of his former titular beasts.

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Spotify is okay with Joe Rogan telling 21-year-olds not to get vaccinated

28-Apr-2021 04:04

Image: Joe Rogan

In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, the world’s most popular podcaster suggests that healthy young people don’t need the COVID-19 vaccine, contrary to the advice of health professionals trying to stem a pandemic that’s killed .

Rogan said he believes “for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated” and that his parents are vaccinated. But then he adds: “But if you’re like 21 years old, and you say to me, ‘Should I get vaccinated?’ I’ll go no.” The remarks were highlighted by Media Matters, which a transcript of Rogan’s April 23rd conversation with fellow comedian Dave Smith.

A source close to the situation says Spotify reviewed this Rogan episode and left it live because he doesn’t come off...

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Hackers abused a macOS security hole to infect users via poisoned search results

28-Apr-2021 04:00

Cybercriminals have developed a new exploit which bypasses Gatekeeper to infect Mac users with the Shlayer malware.

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It Turns Out Covid-19 Contact Tracing on Android Is Not So Private After All

28-Apr-2021 04:00

At the start of the pandemic, Apple and Google scrambled to enable on their respective smartphone operating systems. The feature, which works across iOS and Android, was designed to help folks quickly determine if they’d been exposed to the virus by simply enabling a contact-tracing setting.…

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Eddy Cue wanted to bring iMessage to Android in 2013

28-Apr-2021 03:52

Eddy Cue pushed to bring iMessage to Android as early as 2013, according to made public as part of the Epic case. Currently Apple’s senior VP of software and services, Cue wanted to devote a full team to iMessage support on Android, only to be overruled by other executives.

The line of questioning is likely to play a significant role in , which argues that iOS app store exclusivity represents an illegal use of market power. Epic has made clear in previous filings that it plans to make iMessage exclusivity part of that argument, that argues iMessage expansion “will hurt us more than help us.”

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Need luggage? Save up to 25% at Monos right now

28-Apr-2021 03:49

Monos offers a premium luggage experience at down-to-earth prices, and these prices are down-to-earthier than usual.

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Real ID license deadline delayed to 2023 - Roadshow

28-Apr-2021 03:48

The cutoff to switch over to a Real ID was supposed to be in 2020, but the pandemic continues to push the enforcement date back.

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Best wireless gaming headsets

28-Apr-2021 03:45

The freedom the best wireless gaming headsets bring is unmatched. You’re sure to find something from our top picks here.

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Around 25,000 Barrels of Suspected DDT Has Been Found Off the California Coast

28-Apr-2021 03:44

A known off the coast of Southern California is considerably larger than suspected, in a discovery that’s sounding the alarm bells.

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The best keto meal delivery for 2021

28-Apr-2021 03:40

These keto meal kits and prepared meal services are perfect for a low-carb lifestyle.

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Save up to 60% on eyeglasses at GlassesUSA

28-Apr-2021 03:25

You get free shipping on your new eyeglasses, too.

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The Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shot Knocked Me Out, and I Loved It

28-Apr-2021 03:25

At approximately 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, a ray of light illuminated my personal wrinkle of our ongoing global nightmare: I got my second shot. What followed was roughly 48 hours of debilitating side effects—a consequence I can only describe as fantastic.

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Intel ships record number of laptop CPUs thanks to rising mobile PC demand

28-Apr-2021 03:24

Intel is shipping a record number of its laptop CPUs thanks to booming demand for mobile PCs in the first quarter of 2021.

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Biden administration says DHS can’t collect even more social media info at the border

28-Apr-2021 03:21

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has denied a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) request to expand its from people entering the country, the information collection was practically useful. The DHS was mandated by former President Donald Trump to collect and surveil visa applicants’ social media accounts, but President Biden rescinded the executive order requiring it, a fact that was cited in the rejection.

, the DHS’s proposal would have required 30 million applicants to include their social media accounts on immigration or foreign travel forms, expanding the measures...

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Google banks big in Alphabet’s post-pandemic-peak Q1 2021 earnings

28-Apr-2021 03:21

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

During the height of the pandemic last year, Google was that actually saw a revenue decline — — but only by 2 percent. To say Google has now recovered would be the understatement of the week: Alphabet’s just-released Q1 2021 earnings show it raking in a stunning amount of cash this spring, nearly as high as the all-time record revenues and profit it set last quarter.

) shows revenues of $55.3 billion, nearly as much as the $56.9 billion it pulled in Q4 2020, alongside $17.9 billion in profit compared to $15.2 billion. That’s also 34 percent more revenue year over year, though that’s admittedly comparing to March 2020 when the effects of some pandemic shutdowns...

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The New Razer Orochi V2 Is a Nice Little Lightweight Travel Mouse for Gamers

28-Apr-2021 03:15

Razer products are known for their in-your-face-designs and attention-grabbing RGB lighting, but for its new , Razer stripped away almost all the extra fluff and created a super simple and lightweight travel mouse for gamers.

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Wayfair's Way Day starts tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know

28-Apr-2021 03:13

CNET is your one-stop shop for finding the best deals at Wayfair's biggest sale of the year.

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Best Apple Watch deals: Save $100 on a Series 6

28-Apr-2021 03:13

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Product Red version of Apple's flagship wearable gets its biggest discount ever.

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier's Head Writer Tries to Explain One of the Show's Worst Decisions

28-Apr-2021 02:45

In ’s fourth episode, the titular pair of former Avengers are on a mission to stop Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman) and her fellow Flag-Smashers. The group’s ill-defined plan puts them at odds with John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the U.S. government’s newly christened Captain America,…

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Box wants to help keep your data safe in the cloud

28-Apr-2021 02:36

Box has extended Box Shield's auto-classification feature to existing content stored in its cloud storage service.

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The best cheap headphone deals and sales for April 2021

28-Apr-2021 02:36

Our roundup of the best cheap headphone deals will get you sorted with a pair of great cans for less this week.

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Physicists Measure the Neutron Skin of an Atom: 'What Experimental Scientists Live For'

28-Apr-2021 02:16

For three months in 2019, physicists blasted a beam of electrons at lead atoms that were held in place by foil made of diamond. The team was trying to determine the thickness of the neutron skin, the sheath of neutrally charged neutrons that surrounds the positively charged protons in a lead atom’s nucleus. They…

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The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in May

28-Apr-2021 02:00

Though movie theaters are starting to allow patrons these days, the safer option . Those who choose to stay home and stream are constantly rewarded with so much new content it’s mind-boggling. , most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little shuffle,…

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Apple's M2 Chip Is Reportedly Coming Soon

28-Apr-2021 01:50

Apple’s second generation of custom ARM processors have reportedly entered mass production, reports . Sources familiar with the matter told the publication we could see MacBooks with the new chip start shipping as early as July this year. Rumors that next-gen MacBooks will go on sale later this year have…

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The Case to End Methane Emissions This Decade

28-Apr-2021 01:45

When discussing planet-warming emissions, we often talk about carbon dioxide. In the U.S., it accounts for about 80% of our greenhouse gas output. But a new study shows we’d do well to focus more on another greenhouse gas: methane.

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'Disaster Girl' Finally Gets the Ca$$$$h Money She Deserves Because NFTs

28-Apr-2021 01:38

In a coming-of-age tale for the 21st century, Disaster Girl—the cherubic 4-year-old whose criminal grin in front of a burning building captured the internet-poisoned soul of her forebearers—has become an NFT. Now-Disaster Woman Zoe Roth, age 21, has sold her image for 180 Ethereum (currently, $473,000 USD).

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MFA could be the future of workplace security

28-Apr-2021 01:00

Organizations across industries plan on spending more on MFA going forward in an effort to further secure their remote workforces.

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For all of the latest Apple products, UGREEN has you covered with handy accessories

28-Apr-2021 00:42

UGREEN makes a wide variety of accessories that can make the Apple product experience even more premium.

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Fully Vaccinated People Can Ditch Masks Outdoors, Except in Crowds, CDC Says

28-Apr-2021 00:34

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is relaxing its guidelines around wearing masks during the pandemic. On Tuesday, it announced that people fully vaccinated against covid-19 should feel safe and free to not wear masks outdoors, unless they’re in crowded settings. The guidelines also note that unvaccinated…

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America: The Motion Picture Adds Badly Needed RoboCop-Centaur to the Revolutionary War

28-Apr-2021 00:30

Oh, and that RoboCop-centaur? He’s Paul Revere, because that’s what happens when you let the retell the founding of the United States.

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Xbox Series X restock: Target to have the Microsoft console in stock tomorrow – when to buy it

28-Apr-2021 00:12

Walmart, Best By and Target could all have an Xbox Series X restock this week, according to our Xbox console Twitter tracker. Here's when.

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AMD won’t have new Ryzen CPUs for 2021, rumor claims – this could be Intel’s big break

28-Apr-2021 00:07

Ryzen 6000 rumor reckons CPUs could be canceled for 2021 – are they the latest victims of the big chip shortage?

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How Pro-Planet Pioneers Could End the Culture War Over Meat

27-Apr-2021 23:59

Two things can be true: and we also need to consume less of them. This tension is central to what could be the most pitched culture war of this decade as the U.S. grapples with reducing emissions as part of a global effort to address climate change.

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Teen Titans Go and DC Super Hero Girls Are Taking a Space Vacation Together

27-Apr-2021 23:45

I can’t believe it took this long to happen, but Cartoon Network’s hit DC cartoons and are finally teaming up. The two shows and their heroes will join forces in a one-hour special this May when they both get invited to... the Space House. It’s in space.

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Nokia 5.4 vs. Motorola Moto G Power (2021): Budget battleground

27-Apr-2021 21:51

The Nokia 5.4 is another budget Android that aims to punch above its weight. We find out how it stacks up against the similarly priced Motorola Moto G Power.

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New Amazon Fire HD 10 brings improved performance to the big-screen tablet

27-Apr-2021 20:00

Amazon has updated the Fire HD 10 with three new models: The Amazon Fire HD 10, Fire HD 10 Plus, and Fire HD 10 Kids. The new tablets improve on performance.

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Cybercops Scrub Botnet Software From Millions of Computers

27-Apr-2021 18:00

The notorious Emotet botnet software began uninstalling itself from some one million computers Sunday. The uninstall command was part of an update sent to the infected computers by law enforcement servers in the Netherlands after Emotet's infrastructure was compromised in January during a multinational operation mounted by eight nations.

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Roku Is Feuding With Google Over YouTube TV's Fate

27-Apr-2021 06:45

Roku is publicly duking it out with Google, a feud that could see the YouTube TV live television app disappear from the streaming platform.

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Thoma Bravo is buying Proofpoint in a $12.3 billion all-cash deal

27-Apr-2021 06:30

Proofpoint is being acquired by Thoma Bravo after generating over $1bn in annual revenue last year.

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Amazon's Paper Girls Series Has Cast Its Paper Girls

27-Apr-2021 06:30

With the long-awaited set to hit FX on Hulu sometime later this year, another upcoming has now taken a big step forward. Amazon has just revealed some major casting for its adaptation of Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s .

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Tesla claims someone was in the driver’s seat in deadly Texas crash

27-Apr-2021 06:24

A Tesla Model S that recently in Texas, killing two men, may have had someone in the driver’s seat, according to Tesla’s top executives. Their comments in an earnings call Monday contradict statements made by local law enforcement in the immediate aftermath of the crash, and could complicate the efforts by federal crash investigators who are also .

Lars Moravy, Tesla’s vice president of vehicle engineering, said that company representatives were able to inspect the crash, along with local law enforcement and investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Moravy said the company was able to determine that the...

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Elon Musk says Tesla made ‘significant mistakes’ with solar roof project

27-Apr-2021 06:23

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that his company made “significant mistakes” in its solar roof tile project that have led to further cost overruns and delays. The .

Tesla is currently still trying to meet significant demand for the solar roof, but has yet to widely roll out the product, Musk said in a conference call with investors following the release of . Tesla reported $494 million in sales of its energy generation and storage products in the first quarter, but the overall division is still not profitable. Musk’s comments come as irate customers have told and that Tesla is increasing the price of the...

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Update Your Mac Right Now to Avoid This Massive Security Bug

27-Apr-2021 06:03

If you haven’t already, you should . A recently patched zero-day vulnerability in macOS operating systems has been allowing hackers to bypass much of Apple’s security protocols and deploy malware on an unknown amount of computers, new research shows.

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Just Give Captain America His Wings, Hasbro, Damn

27-Apr-2021 06:00

With Falcon and the Winter Soldier , so cometh the inevitable wave of tie-in merchandise to capitalize on the Disney+ streaming show. But if you’re looking for, say, an action figure of from Hasbro, it turns out you’re gonna need a lot more than the 20-odd dollars you were…

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Half of US consumers are interested in buying foldable phones, survey says

27-Apr-2021 05:59

Current LG and Samsung owners are more willing to make the leap than iPhone owners, according to YouGov.

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Here’s how the Internet Archive digitizes 78rpm records

27-Apr-2021 05:48

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The Internet Archive, in partnership with George Blood LP, has been working since 2016 to , some of which were made in the early 1900s. Over 250,000 records have been preserved, and the archive posted yesterday detailing how each record is cleaned and filed away.

Each record is cleaned on a machine that sprays distilled water onto its surface. A little vacuum...

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Census 2020 results see House seats removed from California, New York

27-Apr-2021 05:31

States that gained congressional seats include Texas, Florida and North Carolina.

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Apple facing lawsuit over its iTunes 'buy' button

27-Apr-2021 05:30

A lawsuit has been brought against Apple as the company has the ability to “terminate access” to digital content purchased on iTunes.

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Google's Nest Hub Is Making Its Way Into Your Hotel Room

27-Apr-2021 05:30

This summer, you might want to add “unplugging Google” after checking for bedbugs to the list of tasks to complete when you settle into a hotel room.

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Oscars 2021 results: All the winners, from Nomadland to Chloé Zhao and Daniel Kaluuya

27-Apr-2021 05:21

Nomadland was a big winner, but who else took home Oscars?

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Earfun's excellent AirPods Pro alternative is only $52

27-Apr-2021 05:19

While supplies last, the Earfun Air Pro earbuds are $28 off with an exclusive CNET code.

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Best full mattresses in 2021

27-Apr-2021 05:10

From hybrid models to proprietary polymer grids, these comfy mattresses help level up your sleep.

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How to Block Apps From Tracking Your Activity in iOS 14.5

27-Apr-2021 05:10

iOS 14.5 is finally here, baby! And with it comes much-anticipated Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, which allows users to grant or deny apps permission to track their activity for targeted advertising. (This feature has been in the works for awhile, and it’s got companies like Facebook…

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Bolsonaro Cuts Brazil’s Amazon Protection Budget Immediately After Promising to Increase It

27-Apr-2021 05:07

On Thursday, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did something weird: He pledged to double his government’s spending to enforce measures to reduce deforestation in the Amazon and stop it altogether by the end of the decade.

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Spot the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket part hiding in this ISS astronaut photo

27-Apr-2021 05:00

A Crew-2 astronaut snapped a lucky shot of the Falcon 9 second stage during his journey to the ISS.

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Apple will now let you add virtual lasers and confetti to your Clips videos

27-Apr-2021 05:00

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Apple now lets you add augmented-reality lasers, confetti, and more to your Clips videos, thanks to . The feature, called AR Spaces, will let users with LIDAR-equipped Apple devices (so far, that’s the iPhone 12 Pros and iPad Pros from 2020 or later) add room-filling effects that can interact with walls and floors. (If you watched Apple’s April 20th event, you may have spotted ahead of today’s release.)

You can get an idea of what this will look like in action with this GIF taken from Apple’s demo video.

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The Prism and Dance Floor effects.

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A Single Snapchat Might Change the Way We Define Free Speech

27-Apr-2021 04:54

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case that started with a few swears shared on one teen’s Snapchat account, before turning into a major suit that tests the limits of what students are allowed to say on their campus.

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California will be able to set its own tailpipe standards again

27-Apr-2021 04:51

Morning commuter traffic backs up on Interstate 80 westbound in Berkeley, Calif. Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  | Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

California is on track to regain its power to set tougher vehicle emissions standards than the rest of the US. The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it’s reconsidering a Donald that sought to strip California of that ability. The EPA plans to rescind the Trump decision altogether after a public comment period ends on July 6th, the Los Angeles Times . Last week, the Department of Transportation to repeal a related Trump-era rule that barred individual states from setting their own tailpipe standards.

California has been able to set its own tailpipe standards since it was granted a waiver under the 1970 Clean Air Act. At the time, the...

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New White House task force will look for ways to boost union organizing

27-Apr-2021 04:47

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President Biden to create a new labor task force in support of worker organizing in the United States. The effort will be led by Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Despite the importance of unions to our economy and democracy, and nearly 60 million workers today saying they would join a union if given the chance, American workers have faced increasing barriers to organizing and bargaining collectively with their employers,” the order reads.

The task force, which includes a long list of cabinet members and policy advisers, will make recommendations on how the federal government can help workers organize and join unions. This could include helping contractors in industries that have been difficult to organize,...

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Best Mother's Day 2021 gifts under $25

27-Apr-2021 04:46

Don't have much money in the budget? No worries, you can still get Mom something special.

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Toyota-owned Woven Planet acquires Lyft's Level 5 self-driving division - Roadshow

27-Apr-2021 04:38

The two plan to build a dream team of developers and speed up autonomous vehicle development.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin protests NASA’s $2.9 billion Moon contract with SpaceX

27-Apr-2021 04:32

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Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is fighting NASA’s decision to award SpaceX $2.9 billion to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024. NASA’s Human Landing System program, which funded the development of three rival lunar lander prototypes (including Blue Origin’s), was expected to pick two of those landers in April. But NASA opted for just one — SpaceX’s Starship — because of short funding from Congress.

Blue Origin’s 175-page protest, filed with the Government Accountability Office less than two weeks after , accuses NASA of misjudging several parts of its proposal for Blue Moon, the lunar lander it’s developing with a “National Team” of established space and defense contractors: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed...

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Bitmain teases monstrous new crypto mining rig, especially for Ethereum

27-Apr-2021 04:32

Teaser suggests new Ethereum mining rig dishes out the same performance as 32 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs.

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The Demon Slayer Movie Is Already Making Waves in the U.S.

27-Apr-2021 04:30

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train already made waves in its home territory as large as its name is long last year, as Japan’s in the country’s box office history. It’s in the United States for a weekend, and it’s already breaking records here too.

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Capcom will now give you a week to play Resident Evil Village’s final demo instead of just a day

27-Apr-2021 04:22

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is nearly here, and Capcom is giving you more time to play a piece of it ahead of launch. The studio originally announced that players on Xbox, Playstation, and PC would have access to a 60-minute demo this weekend for just 24 hours, but after , Capcom has extended the demo’s availability to a full week.

Village’s final demo will still unlock on May 1st at 8PM ET in North America, but availability will now end on May 9th at 8PM ET, a two-day overlap with the game’s full release on May 7th. Capcom announced the change along with extended time frames for both the United Kingdom and Europe . Playtime for the demo will still be limited to an hour, though.

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Bidet, mate: Save $100 on this easy-to-install smart toilet seat with heated water

27-Apr-2021 04:19

The Bio Bidet BB2000 has a heated seat, a night-light and other handy features for $599.

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People Emerge From Cave After Intense 40-Day 'Deep Time' Experiment

27-Apr-2021 04:18

What happens if you put 15 people together in a dark cave and take away their ability to track the passage of time? An extraordinary experiment in France has attempted to answer this question, and the results are fascinating.

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Xbox Series X processors might be showing up in pre-built PCs

27-Apr-2021 04:09

The processor behind the Xbox Series X may have just appeared without an iGPU in China.

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Toyota is buying Lyft’s autonomous car division for $550 million

27-Apr-2021 04:02

Lyft is selling its autonomous vehicle division to a subsidiary of Toyota — the latest in a series of acquisitions that is seeing the world of self-driving cars grow increasingly smaller.

Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota, will acquire Lyft’s self-driving division, Level 5, for $550 million in cash — $200 million of which was provided to Lyft up front. The rest of the money, $350 million, will be paid out to Lyft over five years. The ride-hailing company says it will see an annual savings of $100 million of non-GAAP expenses, which it claims will better position it to ultimately earn a profit. Toyota has also agreed to use Lyft’s fleet data and platform for any commercial service it eventually launches under its Woven Planet...

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WatchOS 7.4: Best new Apple Watch features to try

27-Apr-2021 03:58

Use your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask and find new ways to stream Fitness Plus from your wrist.

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You won't find a cheaper robot vacuum than this one for under $100

27-Apr-2021 03:55

Remarkably, this budget vacuum is app-controlled and works with Alexa.

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Tesla breaks its own delivery and production records in a profitable Q1 - Roadshow

27-Apr-2021 03:55

The electric carmaker managed another quarter in the black despite the global semiconductor shortage.

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Alaska State Senator Now Has 20-Hour Commute After Refusing to Mask Up on Planes

27-Apr-2021 03:45

An Alaska state senator filmed arguing with Alaska Airlines staff and police at Juneau International Airport over her before boarding a flight is finding out the hard way that actions have consequences.

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A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Is Surviving the Apocalypse With a Twist

27-Apr-2021 03:45

While s best joke of season one was actually the slow-burn, stringing all of the different sketches together, the finale’s cliffhanger left a rather important question looming over the series’ future: how the hell do you keep that story going? The season two premiere…

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AT&T is upgrading the speeds of its Fiber home internet plans

27-Apr-2021 03:43

The 100Mbps plan is getting a speed boost to 300Mbps, while the middle Internet 300 tier will now have 500Mbps speeds.

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How to watch Samsung's April Unpacked 2021 event on Wednesday

27-Apr-2021 03:37

It's not yet clear what Samsung will unveil, but the company teased the arrival of "the most powerful Galaxy."

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Tesla turns a record profit despite new Model S and Model X delay

27-Apr-2021 03:27

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Tesla has drawn a lot of scrutiny lately, has run into delays with the refreshed Model S and Model X, and the auto industry is struggling through a global shortage of semiconductors. But none of those things seemed to have much effect on Tesla’s business.

On Monday, the Silicon Valley automaker its best-ever start to a year, despite not making a single Model S sedan or Model X SUV. That’s thanks in large part to the fact that Tesla continues to increase the number of Model 3s and Model Ys it makes and sells out of its year-old factory in Shanghai, China, validating CEO Elon Musk’s long-standing goal of .

As a result, Tesla generated $10.4 billion in...

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In iOS 14.5, Apple adds new voices to make Siri sound more like you

27-Apr-2021 03:12

The original female Siri voice is no longer the default. Now you can choose from a more diverse range of voices that reflect the intonations of more people, thanks to Apple's tech.

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Light up your bedroom or office with this surprisingly smart lamp that's only $30

27-Apr-2021 03:08

This eye-friendly gooseneck lamp has a dimmer, color temperature control and night-light. You can snag it now for $30 with the promo code.

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars sets speed record in third flight

27-Apr-2021 02:59

The Perseverance rover's sidekick is starting to show off.

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Oscars 2021: Official Chadwick Boseman NFT to be auctioned for charity

27-Apr-2021 02:58

The late actor was immortilized at the Academy Awards... as a nonfungible token. Proceeds will go to the Colon Cancer Foundation.

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Oscars 2021 memes: Daniel Kaluuya's sex comment makes mom squirm

27-Apr-2021 02:54

"It's like he went up there with the intention of turning his mom into a meme," cracked one Twitter user.

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Europe will reportedly allow vaccinated Americans to travel there this summer

27-Apr-2021 02:53

But the US for now has placed most of Europe under a Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory.

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Glenn Close demonstrates Da Butt at the 2021 Oscars. No, really

27-Apr-2021 02:50

Do not underestimate the veteran actress and her rump-shaking skills.

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Games of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Has Officially Entered Production

27-Apr-2021 02:45

In this tipsy-topsy world of ours, it seems like nothing is set in stone—especially if it’s part of the franchise. But fans can breathe at least one sigh of relief because HBO’s , the TV series prequel that chronicles the civil war that engulfed House Targaryen, is officially in…

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New bill could mandate driver-monitoring systems in future cars - Roadshow

27-Apr-2021 02:36

The SAFE Act, introduced today, would prompt the DOT to investigate these systems and rule on whether they should be mandatory in vehicles.

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Zoom is bringing a whole new look to your video calls

27-Apr-2021 02:17

Zoom users can now host video calls in a classroom, boardroom, auditorium or other virtual meeting spaces with Immersive View.

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These 'Immobile' Sea Sponges Apparently Had Places to Go

27-Apr-2021 02:15

With their rigid structures and lack of appendages, sponges can seem more like plants or fungi than the animals that they are. Long assumed to be basically immobile, sponges have been spotted leaving trails on the Arctic ocean floor, evidence they have more going on than scientists previously thought.

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Apple's privacy battle with Facebook just became all-out war

27-Apr-2021 02:14

Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg's relationship status has changed to enemies.

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Casper Original mattress review: A firm feel that's ideal for back sleepers

27-Apr-2021 02:08

Thanks to its Zoned Support and medium-firm feel, the Casper Original is a budget-friendly option that helps keep your spine aligned.

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PS5 restock: Best Buy, Newegg, Target and Walmart dates – it's in stock today

27-Apr-2021 02:06

When will PS5 restock next? The dates for Target, Walmart and Best Buy, as well as other US stores could all be this week.

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You Can Mine Crypto With Just About Anything, Even a Commodore 64

27-Apr-2021 02:06

Buying a high-end GPU is the fastest way to fill up your wallet with Ethereum, Litecoin, or whatever the cool kids are mining these days. But you can program virtually any computer to process hash functions—even the Commodore 64.

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iOS 14.5 update release date, news and the new features it brings to your iPhone

27-Apr-2021 01:43

iOS 14.5 is here with improvements for Face ID, music, Apple Maps, privacy and new emojis.

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Alien's Scary New Board Game Lets You Rewrite the Ending

27-Apr-2021 01:30

is always going to end the same way. Ellen Ripley will always think she’s escaped the Nostromo until one last, surprise showdown with the alien, which she then—finally—blasts into space. It’s a fantastic ending. The culmination of an . Now imagine sitting down to watch …

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Apple's iOS 14.5 Update With a Masked Unlock Feature Is Here

27-Apr-2021 01:05

iOS 14.5 is officially rolling out today as an over-the-air update for iPhone owners.

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Official Google domain name snapped up for just a few dollars

27-Apr-2021 01:00

A web designer was able to purchase Google Argentina's domain name for just $3 after the site went down last week.

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Mortal Kombat Writer Greg Russo Has Very Good Plans for the Sequel

27-Apr-2021 00:30

Did you watch the new movie this weekend? While it wasn’t a flawless victory, fans of the hyper-violent video game shouldn’t have much to complain about—it’s incredibly , right down to the . It sounds like the sequel, if one gets made, will be as well.

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Ticks Are at the Beach Now, Too

27-Apr-2021 00:20

Disease-carrying ticks are regularly finding their way onto beachfront property, new research suggests. The study found similar levels of tick infestation in the woodlands and near beaches around Northern California, indicating that they can live in more varied environments than assumed—even without the presence of…

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72% of People Don’t Have Access to the Resources They Need

27-Apr-2021 00:15

Nearly three-quarters of all people live in nations where the average income is below the global mean and natural resource extraction is outpacing regeneration, new research shows.

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iOS 14.5 update adds mask-less iPhone unlock, PS5 / Xbox Series X controller support and more

27-Apr-2021 00:14

iOS 14.5 is ready to download, adding features like unlocking via Apple Watch, PS5 and Xbox Series X controller support, more diverse Siri voices, App Tracking Transparency, and more.

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Woman Hit With Embezzlement Charges for 20-Year-Old Overdue VHS Tape Rental

27-Apr-2021 00:10

My how we’ve forgotten what a big deal late fees used to be. In 1999, an Oklahoman woman rented a VHS tape of the then-hit sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. About two decades later, that VHS tape has come back to haunt her, after her failure to return it ended up branding her record with felony embezzlement charges.

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Joe Biden Is Not Coming for Your Poorly Cooked Hamburger

26-Apr-2021 23:54

Folks, Joe Biden is bringing big government into the kitchen. Your kitchen.

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Star Wars Art Book Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Galaxy's Edge Details

26-Apr-2021 23:45

Disney Parks’ (when you can safely go again) does of whisking you away to the Star Wars galaxy. Mickey Mouse’s fully-armed and operational budget will help do that, yes, but it’s down to the incredible artistry of years of concept work and design that helped make Batuu what it…

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Best hybrid working tech for 2021: Everything you need for the return to the office

26-Apr-2021 23:43

Everything you need to consider before your company shifts to a hybrid working model.

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