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09:53 pm -04
Engadget Tesla drops Model Y price by $3,000
Tesla just gave would-be Model Y buyers an unexpected treat: a sudden price drop. Electrek has discovered that Tesla lowered the cost of a Long Range AWD variant by $3,000 to $49,990 before taxes and ...
09:42 pm
The Verge Fitbit Charge 4 gets smart wake alarm and dynamic GPS with latest software update
The latest software update to the Fitbit Charge 4 gives two big upgrades including dynamic GPS, and a “smart wake” option. First reported by 9to5Google, the new features are now rollin...
09:34 pm
Slashdot TikTok Pulls Out of Hong Kong
AmiMoJo quotes TechCrunch: TikTok announced that it would pull out of Hong Kong, which is facing an unprecedented wave of control from the Beijing government after the promulgation of the national sec...
09:12 pm
The Verge Ciscos Webex videoconferencing software now lets you set virtual backgrounds
As it tries to catch up with the popular features offered by some of its younger competitors, Cisco’s Webex has unveiled virtual backgrounds for its videoconferences. Users can either ap...
08:34 pm -04
Engadget Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms
The US is normally secretive about its cyberattacks against Russia, but it just acknowledged one of them. President Trump confirmed to the Washington Post in an interview that he authorized an attack ...
08:34 pm
Slashdot The F-16's Replacement Won't Have a Pilot At All
"The next combat aircraft to enter the U.S. Air Force inventory will not be a manned sixth-generation fighter or even the Northrop Grumman B-21," reports Aviation Week. "By fiscal 2023, the Air Force ...
07:34 pm
Slashdot Right to Repair Advocates Accuse Medical Device Manufacturers of Profiteering
A new Motherboard article interviews William, a ventilator refurbisher who's repaired at least 70 broken ventilators that he's bought on eBay and from other secondhand websites, then sold to U.S. hosp...
07:26 pm GMT
Mashable Wells Fargo tells employees to uninstall TikTok while Amazon reverses its own ban
Amazon may have backed away from telling employees to uninstall TikTok, but it seems Wells Fargo actually went through with it.The Information reported that the San Francisco-based financial instituti...
07:20 pm -04
Engadget Wells Fargo wants employees to delete TikTok from company phones
Wells Fargo does not want TikTok on its employees phones. According to The Information, the financial institution sent its employees a note, telling them to remove the app from corporate devices immed...
06:34 pm
Slashdot 'Guilty' Verdict for Russian Who Stole 117M Dropbox and LinkedIn Login Codes in 2012
In 2012 "Russian hacker" Yevgeniy Nikulin breached the internal networks of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and then sold their user databases on the black market, reports ZDNet. (He stole 117 mill...
06:02 pm -04
Engadget EA's 'UFC 4' focuses on your fighter's backstory
Its been three years since EA last released a UFC game, and the company is clearly eager to show some progress. The publisher has unveiled UFC 4, where the focus in is on developing your fighters back...
06:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch Startups Weekly: The world is eating tech
Editors note:Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT).Subscribe here. You could almost hear the internet cracking apart this week...
05:34 pm
Slashdot AI Site Claims Simulated Conversations With Famous Dead Scientists
Slashdot reader shirappu writes: AI|Writer is an experiment in which artificial intelligence is used to simulate both real and fictitious famous personalities through written correspondence. Users can...
05:23 pm GMT
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson's head writer fired after online harassment and bigotry exposed
The man who writes what Tucker Carlson says was exposed this weekend as a psuedonymous online troll notorious for racist remarks and sexist harassment. CNN business sleuthed him out.Just this week, th...
04:56 pm GMT
Abduzeedo Black Archivist - A project by Paul Octavious
Black Archivist - A project by Paul Octavious ibby07.11.20 Black Archivist is a new project by the talented creator Paul Octavious and aims to spotlight the power of the ...
04:54 pm GMT
BoingBoing Not first rodeo for gun-toting St. Louis couple
An instantly infamous gun-toting St. Louis couple, filmed menacing protestors passing by their mansion, are already well-known for bizarre and threatening shenanigans by locals. Jeremy Koher reports t...
04:45 pm -04
Engadget LinkedIn faces lawsuit over claims it 'secretly' read iPhone clipboard data
The clipboard detection in iOS 14 isnt just prompting developers to rethink app privacy its also putting these companies in legal trouble. Reuters reports that iPhone user Adam Bauer has sued LinkedI...
04:39 pm GMT
Mashable Google bans ads for products that people use to stalk partners
Google's newest ad ban is a classic "better late than never" situation.In its latest advertising policy update, Google announced that "stalkerware" apps will not be able to advertise through Google an...
04:34 pm
Slashdot Terry Pratchett's Earliest Stories To Be Published In September
Long-time Slashdot reader sjritt00 writes:A final collection of Terry Pratchett's early stories will be published in September as The Time-Travelling Caveman. These stories appeared in the Bucks Free ...
04:31 pm GMT
The Logo Smith Bsides: Vintage 1970 All-Star Baseball Game Official Program Riverfront Stadium Ohio
The post Bsides: Vintage 1970 All-Star Baseball Game Official Program Riverfront Stadium Ohio appeared first on The Logo Smith All Content 2020 The Logo Smith. |Really don’t know anything about...
03:47 pm GMT
Techcrunch Original Content podcast: Yep, Hamilton is still very good
With the release of “Hamilton” on Disney+, Jordan and Darrell finally got to watch the musical biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton albeit in recorded form, rather than live on...
03:34 pm
Slashdot Is Twitter Shifting the Balance of Power From Companies to Their Employees?
Last week leaked audio surfaced of investors arguing that journalists have too much power. But the Verge's Silicon Valley editor asks, "What if you take the whole discussion of "tech versus journalism...
03:30 pm -04
Engadget Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners
Weve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains ta...
03:04 pm GMT
Mashable Apple could debut its new laptop chip in a Macbook Pro before 2021
A few weeks after Apple announced it would start developing its own silicon chip for Mac computers, we have a solid lead on what the first computer to use it might be.TF International Securities analy...
03:02 pm
The Verge Bill Gates says COVID-19 drugs should go where needed, not just the highest bidder
Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Saturday that drugs and a future vaccine to treat COVID-19 should go where they are most needed, not just to “the high...
02:49 pm GMT
Dev To Daily Challenge 268 - Swapping Characters in Strings
You are given two strings s and t. Both strings have length n and consist of lowercase letters.You can swap any two adjacent characters of s any number of times. Output the minimum number of moves to ...
02:34 pm
Slashdot DuckDuckGo Restored in India, Responds to Favicon Concerns
DuckDuckGo made the news twice this week. First its service was reinstated across India last Saturday, after being unreachable for nearly three days, for reasons which remain unclear. "We have contact...
02:27 pm GMT
Techcrunch This Week in Apps: US ponders TikTok ban, apps see a record Q2, iOS 14 public beta arrives
This week we dig into the news of a possible TikTok ban in the U.S. Also, both Android and iOS saw beta launches. We also look at the coronavirus' impact on the app economy in Q2, and more....
02:00 pm -04
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Magic Leap project the world may never see
Fading light: The story of Magic Leaps lost mixed reality magnum opusAdi Robertson, The VergeLike a lot of companies this year, Magic Leap faced massive layoffs. The company was able to avoid those af...
02:00 pm
The Verge 7 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Hopper Stone / WarnerMedia I love when books and films take place over really short periods of time, and I recently watched two that work within a similar time frame back to back:...
01:32 pm
The Verge Wells Fargo reportedly bars employees from using TikTok on company mobile devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Wells Fargo has reportedly instructed employees who installed TikTok on company devices to remove the app, The Information reported. The company s...
01:32 pm
The Verge Wells Fargo directs employees to remove TikTok from company mobile devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Wells Fargo has instructed employees who installed TikTok on company devices to remove the app over privacy concerns, as first reported by The Inf...
01:31 pm
The Verge SpaceX delays launch of its latest batch of Starlink satellites, with two hitchhiking spacecraft
Update July 11th, 9:30AM ET: SpaceX postponed the launch again on Saturday morning, “to allow more time for checkouts.” The company says it will announce a new launch day once it’s c...
01:15 pm -04
Engadget The Morning After: Amazon's TikTok ban was just some kind of mistake
Amazon has been in the streaming video game for a long time, but you wouldnt know it by trying to navigate the companys awkward streaming interface. The good news is that its Prime Video subscription ...
01:00 pm GMT
Techcrunch The Exchange: Remote dealmaking, rapid-fire IPOs, and how much $250M buys you
Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money, and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it laun...
01:00 pm GMT
BoingBoing Save your summer with these BBQ accessories thatll change your whole grilling game
Its almost shocking to say...but theres actually an incredible amount of manhood wrapped up in how well you cook a steak.Of course, no one would argue your grilling abilities are THAT important. Or th...
01:00 pm
Slashdot Apple To Teach Teachers To Teach Coding For Free
theodp writes: From the Home Office in Cupertino: "Apple today announced a new set of tools to help educators teach coding to students from grade school to college. In addition to significant enhancem...
12:55 pm
Freelance Switch 20 Best Mobile App Landing Page Template Designs (2020 Examples)
When it comes to promoting and marketing your app, there's no better way than using a dedicated app landing page. Mobile app landing page examples and templates will allow you to announce the launc...
12:42 pm GMT
Dev To How To Create A GitHub Profile README
GitHub recently released a feature that allows users to create a profile-level README to display prominently on their GitHub profile. This article walksthrough how to access this new feature. I'll als...
12:17 pm GMT
BoingBoing Iridescent MS Paint stickers
Apply the aesthetic to anything in your possession with these wonderful iridescent MS Paint stickers, available in several sizes along with various other pixelated delights at 8pxl's website.since the...
12:10 pm
The Verge This weekend, you can still save $30 on the Apple AirPods Pro at Verizon
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge This weekend, you can still get the biggest discount we’ve seen yet on Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earbuds. The sale is happening a...
12:04 pm GMT
BoingBoing First-ever virtual Oregon Country Fair is happening this weekend
The legendary Oregon Country Fair got COVID-cancelled but that's not stopping them from hosting their annual three-day music and art festival online. This weekend (July 10-12) turn on/tune in for thei...
11:49 am GMT
BoingBoing Proceeds from this "White Claws Not White Pride" shirt/mask go to Black Lives Matter
I tried to stop being a t-shirt guy, and for most of my 20s, it even worked. But for the last few years, I've been in the habit of buying more graphic t-shirts than I need, as long as I know that the ...
10:00 am GMT
Technology Review If the coronavirus is really airborne, we might be fighting it the wrong way
This was the week airborne transmission became a big deal in the public discussion about covid-19. Over 200 scientists from around the world cosigned a letter to the World Health Organi...
10:00 am
Slashdot US Secret Service Creates New Cyber Fraud Task Force
The U.S. Secret Service announced the creation of the Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF) after the merger of its Financial Crimes Task Forces (FCTFs) and Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs) into a single...
09:53 am GMT
Dev To JavaScript concepts to write better React code
Beginning development in React can be fun and trivial, however your codebase could quuickly get messy, verbose and unreadable unless some careful toughts are put into the development process. Writing ...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable Subscribe to this VPN and get a password manager for free
TL;DR: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for $3.33 per month as of July 11, saving you 67% on list price.TunnelBear is one of the few VPNs to offer a genuinely free service, but if yo...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable Illuminate your nighttime summer adventures with these 180-degree wearable lights
TL;DR: Stay safer at night with the waterproof and rechargeable H2 Belt Light for $41.99 or H2 Headlamp for $36.99, a 25% savings as of July 11.The great outdoors can become pretty miserable during th...
09:00 am GMT
Mashable This wooden block is actually a wireless record player &8212; all you need is a flat surface
TL;DR: Wirelessly play your vinyl records with a RokBlok record player for $89.99, a 9% savings as of July 11. That box of records sitting in the corner? You're supposed to listen to them. Of cou...
08:59 am -04
Engadget 'Leaked' video teases a drift-modified Mustang Mach-E
Fords all-electric Mustang Mach-E hasnt rolled out yet, but someone is working on a special one-off, judging by a video posted to YouTube a few days ago. As noted by Autoblog and Jalopnik, this stripp...
07:44 am GMT
Dev To Ever wondered what happens when you type in a URL in an address bar in a browser?
Here is a brief overview of what happens when you type in a URL in a address bar in a browser......
07:00 am
Slashdot 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Has Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic, Small Study Suggests
Rick Schumann writes: Researchers at a Cleveland clinic performed a study with 1,914 patients into a phenomenon called "Broken Heart Syndrome," where someone can be experiencing heart attack-like symp...
07:00 am
TutsPlus - Design Everything You Need to Know About Affinity Designer Brushes
What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to this Affinity Designer tutorial, in which you'll learn everything you need to know about Affinity Designer brushes, from how to create and install brushes to how to u...
03:41 am -04
Engadget Tesla's 'Battery Day' event is scheduled for September 22nd
Teslas long-delayed battery event has a new date, according to a new SEC filing spotted by Electrek. The automakers Battery Day presentation is now scheduled to happen on September 22nd after its annu...
03:30 am
Slashdot Police Surveilled Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests t...
02:30 am
Slashdot Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Upheld
Long-time Slashdot reader kartis writes: Canada's Supreme Court upheld the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) which prohibits under criminal penalty, employers or insurers from demanding or using g...
02:00 am GMT
BoingBoing The Kmforte Dual Zone Comforter wants to be that happy medium that makes both partners happy
The notion of two people sleeping in the same bed always inspires romantic visions of love and intimacy. However, most quickly realize that the romance of sleeping together is often quickly replaced b...
02:00 am GMT
BoingBoing U.S. files superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell
U.S. prosecutors have filed a superseding indictment against Ghislaine Maxwell, former girlfriend, longtime business associate, and alleged co-perpetrator of crimes with the late serial rapist Jeffrey...
01:50 am
Slashdot Tyson Bets On Robots To Tackle Meat Industry's Worker Shortage
At Tyson's 26,000-square-foot, multi-million dollar Manufacturing Automation Center near its headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, the company will apply the latest advances in machine learning to mea...
01:48 am GMT
BoingBoing Trump confirms that US cyberattacked Russia in 2018
Trump acknowledges for first time that in 2018, he okayed covert cyberattack against Russias Internet Research Agency, St. Petersburg-based troll farm that led Russian attacks on 2016 U.S. presidenti...
01:38 am GMT
BoingBoing U.S. sets record high COVID cases for 3 days in a row, nearly 69,000 new cases today
On Friday, the confirmed number of new COVID-19 cases rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to Reuters, which is a new record high -- and the third consecutive day of new...
01:30 am
Slashdot Apple Supplier Foxconn To Invest $1 Billion In India
Foxconn plans to invest up to $1 billion to expand a factory in southern India where the Taiwanese contract manufacturer assembles Apple iPhones. Fox Business reports: The move, the scale of which has...
01:27 am GMT
BoingBoing Tropical Storm Fay imaged by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Tropical Storm Fay around 2 p.m. local time on July 10, 2020, as the storm swept through New England. Image: NASA/JPL-CaltechFrom NASA's Jet Propulsion La...
01:10 am
Slashdot The Uncertain Future of Ham Radio
Julianne Pepitone from IEEE Spectrum writes about the uncertain future of ham radio. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt: Will the amateur airwaves fall silent? Since the dawn of radio, amateur oper...
12:57 am GMT
BoingBoing Trump commutes Roger Stone's prison sentence
Late Friday evening, President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime political operative Roger Stone. The president's friend was convicted of impeding a congressional inquiry into ...
12:38 am GMT
Mashable The last-minute Facebook political ad ban could end up suppressing votes
Facebook's latest test balloon has popped.On Friday, Bloomberg reported that Facebook is considering a blackout of political ads in the "days" before the November 2020 election. That alarmed democrati...
12:25 am
Slashdot Charter's Hidden 'Broadcast TV' Fee Now Adds $197 a Year To Cable Bills
Charter is raising the "Broadcast TV" fee it imposes on cable plans from $13.50 to $16.45 a month starting in August. "Charter has raised the fee repeatedly -- it stood at $9.95 in early 2019 before a...
12:20 am GMT
BoingBoing 'Tokri,' a gorgeous stop-motion short 8 years in the making
Tokri (The Basket) is a beautifully crafted 15-minute claymation short that took India-based Studio Eeksaurus eight years to complete. Give it a watch, you'll see that it was worth the effort. It cert...
12:20 am GMT
BoingBoing Gary Larson quietly brings back 'The Far Side' after 25 years away
Quirky comic institution The Far Side has very quietly returned as a full color irregular online series. Nerds, cows, bears, cavemen, Boy Scouts, old ladies, and aliens are back to the old drawing boa...
12:19 am GMT
BoingBoing Iggy Pop's "The Passenger" gets a video after 43 years
On Thursday, on his Instagram account, Iggy Pop announced that, after a 43 year wait, his classic track, "The Passenger," has a video.So The Passenger finally has an official video. Thank you @simonta...