NYT Mini Crossword today: puzzle answers for Tuesday, April 23

1 h ago (Digital Trends): The NYT Mini crossword might be a lot smaller than a normal crossword, but it isn't easy. If you're stuck with today's crossword, we've got answers for you here.

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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for April 23

1 h ago (Digital Trends): Trying to solve the Wordle today? If you're stuck, we've got a few hints that will help you keep your Wordle streak alive.

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NYT Connections: hints and answers for Tuesday, April 23

1 h ago (Digital Trends): Connections is the new puzzle game from the New York Times, and it can be quite difficult. If you need a hand with solving today's puzzle, we're here to help.

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NYT Strands: answers for Tuesday, April 23

1 h ago (Digital Trends): Strands is a tricky take on the classic word search from NYT Games. If you're stuck and cannot solve today's puzzle, we've got help for you here.

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Australia PM calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire'

1 h ago (BBC News): Anthony Albanese's comments come amid a feud over X's reluctance to remove footage of a stabbing.

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Top US colleges struggle with widening Gaza protests

2 hs ago (BBC News): Protesters at NYU and Yale are arrested while Columbia cancels in-person classes for safety.

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Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks to Buy for Android in 2024 - CNET

3 hs ago (CNET): Keep your Android devices charged and ready to go with one of the best portable Android chargers around.

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US watchdog sues to block $8.5bn handbag takeover

3 hs ago (BBC News): The US competition watchdog has taken legal action to stop Tapestry's merger with rival Capri.

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Astronauts take major step toward Starliner’s first crewed flight

4 hs ago (Digital Trends): After numerous delays across many years, NASA is closer than ever to launching its first astronauts aboard the Boeing-made CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

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Best Antivirus Software for 2024 - CNET

4 hs ago (CNET): Keep malware and virus attacks at bay with CNET's picks of the best antivirus software.

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Zuma scores court hat-trick over South Africa election

4 hs ago (BBC News): How the country's former president is thwarting attempts to bar him from contesting the polls.

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Getting an Oura Ring in the US just got way easier

4 hs ago (Android Authority): Oura's smart rings are becoming more accessible than ever, now available in more physical and online stores.

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Father begins legal fight against BP for dead son

5 hs ago (BBC News): Hussein Julood says the burning of gas at a BP-run oil field in Iraq caused his son's leukaemia.

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Best Internet Providers in Carmel, Indiana - CNET

5 hs ago (CNET): Whether you’re looking for fast speeds or low prices, Carmel residents have access to excellent internet options.

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PEN America awards called off after Gaza boycott

5 hs ago (BBC News): The prominent literary and free expression group cancelled its awards after a backlash from nominees.

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Arrests, raids and infighting: India's opposition takes on Modi

5 hs ago (BBC News): The unwieldy alliance has had leaders arrested and bank accounts frozen as it tries to unseat the PM.

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Pixel 8a spotted in the wild, showing off its bold new colors

6 hs ago (Android Authority): The Pixel 8a could feature Google's most vibrant color palette yet.

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Bruises and broken ribs - Israel's unexplained prison deaths

6 hs ago (BBC News): The prison service did not directly address reports 13 prisoners had died since last October.

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The metaverse is back

6 hs ago (Digital Trends): Meta just announced Horizon OS, a mixed reality operating system that Microsoft, Lenovo, and ASUS will use in new VR headsets.

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There'll Be No More Bluey for a While After This Week's 'Surprise' Episode

6 hs ago (Gizmodo): If viewers felt that after the 28-minuteBluey finale “The Sign”—and its unannounced season three coda episode “Surprise,” which dropped on Disney+ last night—that there was a sense of finality to the beloved animated series, it was in a way intentional.Read more...

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Folding Chaise Lounge - CNET

6 hs ago (CNET): Portable, heavy-duty w/ 5 positions.

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Laptop Screen Extender 15.6" - CNET

6 hs ago (CNET): Triple portable monitor for laptop 90°/180°.

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Best Window AC Units of 2024 - CNET

6 hs ago (CNET): Our experts put five of the top window air conditioners to the test to find the best of the best.

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We Need This Terrifier 3 Popcorn Bucket in Our Lives

7 hs ago (Gizmodo): With Dune: Part Two, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Deadpool & Wolverine... and probably Dune: Part Two again, 2024 has truly become the year of the popcorn bucket. And if that trend is to continue, one filmmaker with a high-profile sequel coming later this year wants on board.Read more...

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Money Hack: Want to Keep Subscription Costs Down? Use a Virtual Card - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): Tired of paying for subscriptions you forgot about? A virtual credit card makes canceling easy.

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Best Keurig Coffee Makers for 2024 - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): There's something to be said for speed and convenience in a single-serve coffee maker. Find the Keurig or K-cup compatible machines that fit your taste and lifestyle.

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Fresh details emerge for Samsung’s upcoming Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 foldables

7 hs ago (Android Authority): Samsung's upcoming foldables are set to offer fresh colorways and familiar storage capacities.

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Best Cheap Vacuums for 2024 - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): We tested dozens of vacuums and picked the best cheap models to help you clean house on a budget.

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Best VPN Deals: Protect Yourself With a VPN Subscription Starting at $2 Per Month - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): Snag significant savings on highly rated VPN services so you can protect your privacy online at a great price.

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Gemini Android app will finally not force you to copy an entire prompt response

7 hs ago (Android Authority): Hate that you need to copy an entire prompt response in Gemini on Android? You won't need to soon enough.

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NBA Playoffs 2024: Schedule, Matchups, TV Times, How to Watch Monday's Games - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): The first round of the NBA playoffs continues today. Here's everything you need to know to watch Monday's games, and the rest of the playoffs, without cable.

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How to Change Your Phone Number - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): Changing your phone number can be a simple process, with a few ways to make it happen.

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Booing your own anthem - Hong Kong and a dilemma

7 hs ago (BBC News): Beijing's increasing influence has led to speculation that Hong Kong's days of an independent football scene are numbered.

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Watch the Mona Lisa Rap, Courtesy of Microsoft's AI: It's as Creepy as You Think - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): Is Microsoft the real Slim Shady, after all? We're not ready for this.

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Mysterious Google smartwatch that’s likely not the Pixel Watch 3 hits the FCC

7 hs ago (Android Authority): Whatever it is, the device has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE connectivity, but not UWB or 5G.

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Every Disney Theme Park Ride Movie That Is Somehow Still in Development

7 hs ago (Gizmodo): Disney CEO Bob Iger recently revealed that the company’s theme-park expansion plans include both land and IP—and along with that, there are plenty of rides with lore yet to be explored further. After the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the Rock’s Jungle Cruise, and the mixed reception to last…Read more...

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I Tried a Lomi Smart Countertop Composter for a Week. Here's What Happened - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): I had no idea how much kitchen waste I was sending to the landfill until I fired up a Lomi countertop food recycler.

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What TikTok's New Community Guidelines Actually Mean for You - CNET

7 hs ago (CNET): The new guidelines aim to cut down on the number of almond mom and toxic gym bro videos you see.

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Best Mattress for 2024 - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Shopping for your next bed online doesn't have to be difficult. Our team of experts rounded up the best mattresses you can buy based on our experiences while testing them.

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MCU’s Fantastic Four: release date, trailer, cast, plot

8 hs ago (Digital Trends): Now that the cast of Marvel's FF reboot has been announced, we're sharing everything we know about the MCU's Fantastic Four.

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Mini Fan w/ Flexible Tripod - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): USB or battery operated.

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We found a database of Nothing community members’ emails from 2022 (Update: Nothing statement)

8 hs ago (Android Authority): Update: Nothing has given a statement on this 2022 leak of community members' email addresses.

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The best stand-up comedy on Amazon Prime right now

8 hs ago (Digital Trends): The best stand-up on Prime Video will keep you laughing for months! Our new additions for spring 2024 include specials from Joel McHale and Trevor Wallace.

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Best Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Ultra Deals: Save on Trade-In, Buy-Two Offers and More - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): While Apple Watch Ultra 2 and OG Apple Watch Ultra deals are hard to come by, that doesn't mean they aren't out there.

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Bladeless Neck Fan - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Rechargeable & UL certified.

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Best Google Pixel Deals: Save Up to $1K With Trade-In or New Line, Plus Discounts on the Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, Pixel 7A, More - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): With so many Google Pixel phone models, there's a deal for nearly every budget, but you'll want to act fast to secure these prized phones.

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Apple May Have Just Ended Production of FineWoven Accessories - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): FineWoven was announced with much fanfare, but the material doesn't seem particularly durable.

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When 'The Idea of You' Starts Streaming on Prime Video - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Here's what to know about the upcoming drama, which has the most-watched trailer ever for a streaming movie.

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I Tried Hungryroot. It's a Quirky Mix of Meal Kits and Grocery Delivery to Fuel Your Busy Week - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Editors' Choice: The flexible food subscription service offers dozens of meal kits but ultimately leaves you in control. Here's everything you need to know about Hungryroot.

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Live Prompts coming to Gemini, likely allowing you to schedule commands

8 hs ago (Android Authority): Gemini could soon become an all-out Google Assistant replacement.

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Construction on America's First High-Speed Rail Has Begun

8 hs ago (Gizmodo): Ground was broken today on what is said to be America’s first high-speed rail. The project, which is designed to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas via a 218-mile stretch of track that will be built across the Mojave desert, will be completed within the next four years, its backers say. Read more...

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Alienware m16 R2 vs. Alienware x16 R2: Which 16-inch model is better?

8 hs ago (Digital Trends): Dell is offering two new 16-inch gaming laptops under the Alienware banner that target two distinct gaming audiences.

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Best Online Glasses and Contacts Deals: Save on Designer Frames, Lenses and Top-Rated Contact Lens Brands - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Contact lenses and glasses can get expensive in a hurry, so we've found some great ways for you to save.

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What Did Tatiana See at the End of 3 Body Problem?

8 hs ago (Gizmodo): Read more...

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Unease as Rwanda gears up for arrival of UK migrants

8 hs ago (BBC News): Rwanda is gearing up to welcome deported asylum seekers now the landmark UK bill has passed.

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Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2024 - CNET

8 hs ago (CNET): Get better safety and privacy with our tested and reviewed picks of the best video doorbells for your home's entrance from Nest, Arlo and more.

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Gemini for Android will soon allow general file uploads, not just images

8 hs ago (Android Authority): You could have the app summarize your PDFs or other documents.

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WhatsApp may soon let you share encrypted files without an internet connection

8 hs ago (Android Authority): File-sharing might get a lot easier for WhatsApp users.

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How accurate is ChatGPT? Should you trust its responses?

8 hs ago (Android Authority): ChatGPT can deliver mostly accurate responses, if you have deep enough pockets.

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Dashcam video shows dramatic rescue from burning car

8 hs ago (BBC News): Drivers in Minnesota stopped in the middle of a highway to help pull a man out from a vehicle on fire.

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Is Reddit not working? Here are some fixes you can try!

8 hs ago (Android Authority): Here's some tips to get Reddit up and running again.

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Android 15 may make it even easier to use your phone while in bed

9 hs ago (Android Authority): Android 15 may be able to make your phone’s screen go even dimmer than usual.

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Airchat Is Basically Twitter With Voice Notes, and That's Not a Bad Thing

9 hs ago (Gizmodo): If you’ve been catching up on what’s hip in the social media space, you might have heard of Airchat. It’s the new, big, exclusive, invite-only thing that’s gotten internet residents scrambling for access.Read more...

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NASA's Voyager 1 Is Finally Making Sense After Months of Transmitting Gibberish

9 hs ago (Gizmodo): The Voyager 1 spacecraft returned usable data for the first time in more than five months, giving hope for the 46-year-old mission to finally be able to resume its normal operations. Read more...

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Supreme Court confronts the US homelessness crisis

9 hs ago (BBC News): In a tense hearing, the justices weighed whether sleeping outdoors could be criminally punished.

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The best Netflix original movies right now

9 hs ago (Digital Trends): The best Netflix original movies now include The Beautiful Game, Scoop, Shirley, Irish Wish, Damsel, Spaceman, The Kitchen, Players, and more.

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1999's 15 Most Essential Horror Movies, 25 Years Later

9 hs ago (Gizmodo): Last week, we looked back on the 15 essential sci-fi movies of 1999—a year that brought us The Matrix and the long-awaited return of Star Wars in The Phantom Menace. But horror came a close second that year, led by multiple Oscar nominee The Sixth Sense and indie sensation The Blair Witch Project, among many others.Read more...

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Android 15 update tracker: When will your phone get it?

9 hs ago (Android Authority): As expected, Pixels get it first, but what other phones will get Android 15? And when will it arrive?

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Trump accused of 'pure' election fraud in hush money trial

9 hs ago (BBC News): But defence lawyers tell jurors there was no crime and the former US president is "cloaked in innocence".

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Android 15 release date: When is the next update coming?

9 hs ago (Android Authority): Android 15's release timeline is similar to previous generational releases.

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Buying a Steam Deck has never been cheaper

9 hs ago (Digital Trends): If you've been wanting to get a Steam Deck, Valve has a new deal for you -- buy one that's been refurbished and save money.

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How to install Android 15 on your Pixel phone right now

9 hs ago (Android Authority): This is how you can test out the next version of Android before it goes stable.

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Researchers May Have Pinpointed Origin of Hope and Koh-i-Noor Diamonds

9 hs ago (Gizmodo): The Hope and Koh-i-Noor diamonds—two of the most famous Golconda diamonds—may have come from southern India’s Wajrakarur Kimberlite Field, according to a team of researchers that reviewed the possible origin points of the gems.Read more...

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Meta needs other companies & developers to challenge Apple Vision Pro

9 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Apple's Vision Pro headset is gaining traction, so Meta has opened up its VR operating system to other manufacturers to maintain its lead in a market it previously dominated.Meta Quest 3As a newcomer in the virtual reality space, Apple's Vision Pro brings with it the formidable reputation of its creator. Established companies like Meta have been on high alert to compete with Apple.The latest move from Meta is the Monday announcement of Meta Horizon OS. It's an attempt to open the Meta Quest...

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EU may suspend money-for-views TikTok feature

9 hs ago (BBC News): The feature, which pays users to go on TikTok, could be temporarily suspended as early as Thursday.

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Biden to 'quickly' supply new military aid to Ukraine

10 hs ago (BBC News): The US president says he will send "significant" support to Kyiv if senators pass a new aid deal on Tuesday.

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Is the Oura Ring waterproof?

10 hs ago (Digital Trends): The Oura Ring is a powerful wearable device, allowing you to track your sleep patterns, wellness, and more. But is it waterproof? It's time to find out.

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Mel Brooks Talks His Love of Star Wars and Teases a Spaceballs Sequel

10 hs ago (Gizmodo): As some of our all-time legends get up there in years, if you have a chance to see them, you should because you don’t know when, or if, you’ll get the chance again. Among those people is iconic actor, director, writer, and comedy genius Mel Brooks who is 97 years old but doesn’t act a day over 85. Brooks was in…Read more...

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TikTok’s plan to pay users to watch videos has just hit a snag

10 hs ago (Android Authority): TikTok could face some hefty fines and potentially a suspension.

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Meta Quest Horizon OS Will Finally Make 3rd Party VR Headsets Worth Buying

10 hs ago (Gizmodo): Meta’s metaverse dreams might actually blossom a bit this spring as it’s finally done trying to hole itself in its own walled garden filled with its Meta Quest 3 headsets. Starting today, the Zuckerberg-led company has its own OS ecosystem, called Horizon OS, and with new headsets coming from some of the biggest PC…Read more...

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Europe's main financial entity believes Apple's proposed iPhone NFC changes aren't enough

10 hs ago (AppleInsider News): The European Central Bank is opposed to Apple's proposed changes to the iPhone's near-field communication at the core of Apple Pay, and has complained about it to the European Commission.Apple could have to make additional changes to its NFC APIsPietro Cipollone, a member of the executive board of the ECB, expressed the bank's concerns over Apple's proposal. Cipollone explained that Apple's proposed changes would be insufficient in several ways:The letter argues that by not providing third...

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Android 15 beta 1.1 rolling out with NFC fix

10 hs ago (Android Authority): You'll actually be able to use NFC payments on Android 15 beta now.

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Any XR headset can now run Meta Horizon OS, and that should worry Google

10 hs ago (Android Authority): Meta opens its Horizon OS to third-party manufacturers.

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Get in on the action: Helldivers 2 for PC is 15% off for a limited time

10 hs ago (Digital Trends): If you've been craving a new action shooter game, then this deal on Helldivers 2 will let you snag it for just $34, instead of the usual $40.

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Palestinian UN agency must improve neutrality - report

10 hs ago (BBC News): The report adds Israel has not provided "supporting evidence" that many UNRWA staff are members of terror groups.

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Tiktoker Tricks Fans Into Smashing Their Tech

11 hs ago (Gizmodo): Controversial streamer Adin Ross has a rabid fanbase that’ll do anything for attention, including driving a car into a lake because…reasons. These dare streams of Ross’ tend to come with the promise of a carrot at the end of the proverbial stick, whether that comes in the form of expensive products or cold hard cash.…Read more...

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The Vision Pro is already in trouble. Here’s how Apple can turn the tide

11 hs ago (Digital Trends): A new report claims people are losing interest in the Vision Pro. If that’s the case, there’s one thing Apple must do to fix things before it’s too late.

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Voyager 1 spacecraft is still alive and sending signals to Earth

11 hs ago (Digital Trends): NASA has announced that it is back in contact with Voyager 1, around five months after communications with the spacecraft were disrupted.

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The MSI Claw just got both faster and cheaper

11 hs ago (Digital Trends): The MSI Claw is getting a price cut at some retailers, while the latest BIOS and graphics updates are boosting its performance

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Ford Mustang Mach-E 2024 vs. Mach-E 2023: What’s new in Ford’s electric Mustang?

11 hs ago (Digital Trends): The Mustang Mach-E is getting some upgrades for 2024 -- but how does the 2024 model compare with the 2023 Mustang Mach-E?

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The Roborock Q7 Max Plus is almost 50% off today

11 hs ago (Android Authority): The high-end robot vacuum and mop is back at its all-time low price of $459.99 on Amazon right now.

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Calling all audiophiles: Moondrop teases its first Hi-Fi smartphone with new image

11 hs ago (Android Authority): A smartphone focused on audio quality.

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Best Samsung tablet deals: Discounted tablets as low as $184

11 hs ago (Digital Trends): We've picked out all the best Samsung tablet deals currently available, and they range from budget friendly to high-end options.

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Train cars catch fire while moving through Ontario

11 hs ago (BBC News): Local officials reported no injuries after five train cars were spotted ablaze heading towards a downtown area.

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Android 15 will make it easier to deal with notification clutter

11 hs ago (Android Authority): Android 15 will let you find and manage your apps' notification channels more easily.

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One of 2023’s best indie games is getting a movie starring LaKeith Stanfield

12 hs ago (Digital Trends): Di Bonaventure Pictures and LaKeith Stanfield are working on a film adaptation of 2023's excellent horror action indie game El Paso, Elsewhere.

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Apple close to securing $1B TV rights to new FIFA soccer tournament

12 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Apple's next addition to its sports coverage could involve more soccer, with Apple said to be close to signing a billion-dollar deal for a new tournament.Apple logo on a soccer pitchApple already offers sports fans a lot of games and matches in a few major franchises to watch via their streaming devices. While the Major League Soccer's Season Pass has been successful and airs many matches to subscribers, Apple's next foray could provide even more.According to sources of the New York Times,...

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Zack Snyder on Using Jimmy, the Fan-Favorite Android Character in Rebel Moon

12 hs ago (Gizmodo): Read more...

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How to start the Automatron DLC in Fallout 4

12 hs ago (Digital Trends): A new robot threat has appeared in the commonwealth in Fallout 4's Automatron DLC. If you want to do your part, here's how you can begin the new questline.

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Russia Sentences Meta Spokesman to 6 Years in Prison for 'Justification of Terrorism'

12 hs ago (Gizmodo): A military court in Russia sentenced a spokesperson for Meta to six years in prison on Monday, according to a new report from the English-language Moscow Times. Andy Stone was convicted in absentia for the “justification” of terrorism after the Facebook parent company changed its rules about what’s considered violent…Read more...

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Everyone Already Forgot About the Apple Vision Pro

12 hs ago (Gizmodo): Apple’s Vision Pro debuted just two months ago, drawing crowds of people to sign up for demos and almost immediately selling out. Since then, interest in Apple’s premiere mixed reality headset has plummeted and sales are grinding to a halt at some retail stores, Bloomberg reports on Monday. So, what happened to…Read more...

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Plant-Based Meat Boomed. Here Comes the Bust

12 hs ago (Wired): Sales of vegan meat are trending downward in the US, with companies scrambling to win back customers.

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The key players in Donald Trump's hush-money trial

12 hs ago (BBC News): They include a judge and prosecutors who have previously tangled with Mr Trump, an all-in defence team and several curious witnesses.

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The Next US President Will Have Troubling New Surveillance Powers

12 hs ago (Wired): Over the weekend, President Joe Biden signed legislation not only reauthorizing a major FISA spy program but expanding it in ways that could have major implications for privacy rights in the US.

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TV tower breaks in half after strike on Ukraine

12 hs ago (BBC News): The local military says that digital TV has been cut off in the surrounding area.

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Best Apple Watch deals: Series 9 and Ultra 2 discounted

12 hs ago (Digital Trends): The Apple Watch has surged to prominence in recent years. If you're in the market for an iOS wearable, we've sniffed out the best Apple Watch deals available.

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Deadpool & Wolverine’s new trailer shows more profanity and MCU action

12 hs ago (Digital Trends): The latest Deadpool & Wolverine trailer finally gives us Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in all of his comic book costume glory, as well as a few other familiar faces.

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Best Buy kicks off new M3 MacBook Air sale, blowout M2 deals up to $400 off still available

12 hs ago (AppleInsider News): After a weekend round of closeout MacBook Air price cuts, Best Buy is starting the week with fresh discounts on the latest M3 models.Triple-digit savings are in effect on Apple's newly released M3 MacBook Air at Best Buy this Monday, with prices dropping to as low as $999. Best of all, you don't need a Plus or Total membership to qualify.Grab the deals Continue Reading on AppleInsider

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The best noise-canceling headphones you can buy are 18% off

12 hs ago (Digital Trends): This deal from Walmart will let you snag one of the best headphones on the market for just $328, instead of the usual $400.

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Tom Holland Is Determined to Make Spider-Man 4 and Beyond

12 hs ago (Gizmodo): As discussion and speculation about a fourth Tom Holland Spider-Man film continue, one constant that’s not in doubt is Tom Holland himself. “I’ll always want to do Spider-Man films,” the actor said in a new interview. “I owe my life and career to Spider-Man. So the simple answer is yes. I’ll always want to do more.”Read more...

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French Voice star seriously hurt in shooting

12 hs ago (BBC News): Authorities say Kendji Girac's life is no longer in danger.

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How to start the Nuka-World DLC in Fallout 4

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): Ready to take a trip to the fun-filled Nuka-World DLC in Fallout 4? This DLC opens up an entirely new zone on the map, but there area few requirements.

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Deal: Surprise $40 price drop on the Nintendo Switch OLED

13 hs ago (Android Authority): The OLED model of the iconic handheld console just got an incredibly rare discount on Amazon to $309.99.

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Best Samsung Galaxy S22 deals: Save big on unlocked models

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): If you're thinking about the Samsung Galaxy S22 as your next smartphone, check out these offers for amazing discounts on carrier-locked and unlocked models.

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An Apple insider just revealed how iOS 18’s AI features will work

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): Apple is reportedly trying to emulate the same formula that Google deployed for putting Gemini AI on Pixel phones. But Apple's approach might be more practical.

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Staggering Quantities of Valuable Metals Are Winding Up in the Garbage Bin

13 hs ago (Gizmodo): This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here.Read more...

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Best iPhone deals: Save on iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro Max and more

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): Apple gear gets expensive, but if you can't live without iOS, we've got all the best iPhone deals right here, with discounts on new and last-gen devices.

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Tales of the Shire is a The Lord of the Rings-themed take on Stardew Valley

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): Tales of the Shire: A The Lord of the Rings Game, a new life sim from Wētā Workshop and Private Division, launches later this year.

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Rise of Planet of the Apes Is a Minor Miracle

13 hs ago (Gizmodo): Rise of the Planet of the Apes achieves the unthinkable. It’s a prequel film to an iconic classic that approaches the material in a fresh, interesting way, stands on its own, and doesn’t tarnish the legacy or integrity of its predecessors. On paper, it shouldn’t work. Throughout movie history, it usually doesn’t. But…Read more...

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GaeaStar's 3D-Printed Clay Coffee Cups Are Disposable, but Can They Save Us From Microplastics?

13 hs ago (Wired): GaeaStar’s 3D-printed disposable clay cups are available in the US for the first time today, but only at Verve Coffee shops in San Francisco.

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23 Everyday Products Made From Recycled Materials (2024): Chargers, Watches, Toys

13 hs ago (Wired): Tread lightly on our planet with toys and accessories made from repurposed plastic, and many other Earth-friendly picks.

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Samsung’s new Smart Refrigerators are already discounted

13 hs ago (Digital Trends): Samsung has a great sale on its latest Smart Refrigerators with deep discounts of up to $1,200 off select models.

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Russian Space Junk Came Alarmingly Close to Smashing Into NASA Satellite

14 hs ago (Gizmodo): That was a really close one. Further analysis of a near-miss collision between two satellites in space revealed that they came even closer to one another than initially believed, raising more alarm over the growing danger of space debris.Read more...

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The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products (2024): For Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Laundry

14 hs ago (Wired): Next time you stock up on supplies, consider these green cleaning alternatives, from refillable sprays to reusable dishcloths.

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Morgan Stanley weirdly bullish on iPhone as it trims Apple stock price target

14 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Investment bank Morgan Stanley says there are signs of increased iPhone, Mac, and Services revenue for Apple, but it has cut its target price by $10.Apple ParkOne week after claiming that Apple has increased its June quarter iPhone orders, Morgan Stanley now says that there are also rises in demand for other devices. Specifically, in a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, its analysts say that Mac shipments have grown year over year, which contributes to a rising March quarter revenue.The...

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Google Wallet on Wear OS may make tap-to-pay less convenient with PIN requirement

14 hs ago (Android Authority): It's unclear if this is a slow roll out, test, or bug.

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This Samsung Galaxy phone with a leather back is not for you unfortunately

14 hs ago (Android Authority): The Galaxy C55 5G features a striking new look for Samsung phones, but it is only intended for the Chinese markets.

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Hot Toys' Latest Star Wars Figures Dip Back Into Some Gaming Legends

14 hs ago (Gizmodo): For the most part, Hot Toys’ dips into the Star Wars universe for its highly-detailed action figures stick to what’s current in the world of the galaxy far, far away. The latest shows and movies, or dips back to classic heroes and villains, the toymaker plants its feet firmly in the current continuity of Star Wars.…Read more...

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Nanoleaf string lights, new air purifiers, Qi2 chargers, & Govee floor lamps on HomeKit Insider

14 hs ago (AppleInsider News): On this episode of the HomeKit Insider Podcast, we check out a pair of new purifiers, go hands on with the Mophie Qi2 dock, and break down more new product launches.HomeKit Insider PodcastNanoleaf's new string lights are available, though the name can be misleading. These dangling pendant lights are more similar to your typical filament bulbs found on outdoor patios.They are Matter-enabled, support RGBIC, and over 16 million colors. They come in three lengths from 15m to 45m and extensions can...

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Apple has bought a French firm to help get AI processing on the iPhone

14 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Apple has quietly acquired another AI firm involved in reducing the size of Large Language Modules for the iPhone, this time Paris-based Datakaleb.Before moving to AI compression, Datakaleb worked extensively in AI-based image analysisFollowing news that Apple secretly bought the Canadian AI firm DarwinAI at the start of 2024, it has now been revealed that shortly before then, it acquired a Parisian company. French publication Challenges says it bought Datakaleb in December 2023.Just as DarwinAI...

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Gaza baby saved from dead mother's womb

15 hs ago (BBC News): Palestinian girl Sabreen is alive following her incredible birth in the wake of an Israeli strike.

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The TikTok Ban Has a Real Shot at Becoming Law This Week

15 hs ago (Gizmodo): The U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called TikTok ban (again) on Saturday as part of a crucial package to provide foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, according to The Washington Post. The bill that could ban or force a sale of TikTok seems to be on a fast track through Congress, widely expected to b…Read more...

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Wait, Knuckles Is Hardly Even in His Own TV Show?

15 hs ago (Gizmodo): I had a lot of expectations for the Knuckles live-action mini-series that, it turns out, might have been a bit too lofty. But I don’t think the expectation that the titular echidna voiced by Idris Elba would be in a show with his name at the top was that outrageous. I’m sad to report that Knuckles is only around for a…Read more...

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My Hero Academia season 7: Release date, cast, plot, and more

15 hs ago (Android Authority): Watch Izuku fight the ultimate battle.

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TikTok ban: A complete timeline and everything you need to know

15 hs ago (Android Authority): Can TikTok survive this time?

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Buckle and Band offers a new take on designer Apple Watch bands for sophisticated owners

15 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Silicone straps, plastic leather, and Apple's introduction of FineWoven accessories aimed at reducing its carbon footprint have left those looking for a solid luxury Apple Watch band without many options — until now.Buckle and Band's Apple Watch bands are made to last.Buckle and Band meets that demand with a vast catalog of designer watch bands made from quality materials, such as stainless steel and genuine leather. These Apple Watch bands don't cut corners and are ideal for those looking for...

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Updates From House of the Dragon Season 2, and More

15 hs ago (Gizmodo): Leigh Whannell’s Wolf Man movie adds another mysterious cast member. Get a look at a bevy of new indie genre movies, including Takashi Miike’s Lumberjack the Monster. Plus, what’s coming on Ghosts. To me, my Spoilers!Read more...

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The history -- and triumph -- of Arm and Apple Silicon

15 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Decades ago, Apple started down a path that has revolutionized both its own products and the entire technology industry. Here's where Apple Silicon began, and where it's going.Apple's M-series chips rejuvenated the Mac rangeFrom the very beginning of Apple Computer, the company has relied on core parts made by other firms. The Apple I had a MOS Technology 6502 chip at its heart, though co-founder Steve Wozniak designed most of the other original hardware, including the circuit boards.Apple...

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Three suspected Chinese spies arrested in Germany

15 hs ago (BBC News): The main suspect, named as Thomas R, is accused of spying for the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

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Tesla's Fix for the Cybertruck's Defective Gas Pedal Is to Just Bolt It On

16 hs ago (Gizmodo): Tesla was forced to issue a recall for the futuristic Cybertruck last week after it emerged that the accelerator pedal could come loose and jam the car on full power. Not good for a truck that’s meant to be so rugged it can survive the apocalypse. Now, Tesla has revealed the fix for the issue is a very futuristic…Read more...

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Best Running Earbuds in 2024

16 hs ago (Gizmodo): This guide was updated on April 19, 2024, to add the Baseus Eli Sport 1 buds.Read more...

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Everything You Need to Know About Game Emulators on iPhone

16 hs ago (Gizmodo): Game emulation has been a tried and true pastime on PCs and Macs for a while now, but it’s a whole new frontier for folks who are only used to their regular, unmodified iPhone. Apple updated its rules earlier this month, and now there’s a building wave of old console emulators streaming onto iOS. If you’re getting…Read more...

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Baby born by emergency caesarean as mother killed in Gaza

16 hs ago (BBC News): The infant's entire immediate family died in Israeli air strikes on Rafah on Saturday night.

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Leaked Galaxy Ring model numbers present a strange mystery

16 hs ago (Android Authority): The Galaxy Ring is expected in nine sizes, but eight model numbers have been spotted in a ten-number series.

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Deadpool & Wolverine's New Trailer Is Filled With Mutant Mayhem

16 hs ago (Gizmodo): Our first look at Deadpool & Wolverine earlier this year leaned heavily on the merc’ with a mouth’s official arrival into the Marvel Cinematic Universe—as its would-be savior. But of course, Wade’s not the only guy in the title this time, so it’s fitting that our latest look gives us a little more to sink our claws…Read more...

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Ecuadorean police capture fugitive gang leader

16 hs ago (BBC News): Los Lobos gang leader Fabricio Colón Pico had been on the run since escaping jail in January.

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BYD Seal 2024 Review: Prices, Specs, Availability

16 hs ago (Wired): A world-class saloon for the people, from China’s biggest name in EVs. It’s here to best Elon’s offering, and it may well be the car to do it.

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The Skullcandy Crusher Evo plunges 50% in rare deal

16 hs ago (Android Authority): The impressive wireless headphones just hit an all-time low price of $99.88 on Amazon, with the ANC 2 also on sale.

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16 Best Recycled and Upcycled Clothes (2024): Leggings, Sneakers, T-shirts

17 hs ago (Wired): Who knew plastic bottles could look (and feel) this good? These leggings, shoes, and other apparel help keep waste out of landfills.

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Russia defiant over new US aid to Ukraine

17 hs ago (BBC News): Pro-Kremlin media and Russian officials claim America is "getting dragged into" a war it will lose.

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Flagship for less: Samsung adds Galaxy S23 to Certified Re-Newed program

17 hs ago (Android Authority): You also get a one year warranty with the refurbished Galaxy S23.

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The Most Embarrassing Blunders From Elon Musk’s Attempt at AI-Generated News

17 hs ago (Gizmodo): Elon Musk’s social media platform X started testing AI-generated news summaries powered by Grok in early April. The feature has a disclaimer that Grok “can make mistakes,” and it’s made quite a few of them.Read more...

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23 Reusable Products We Love (2024): Sustainable Bags, Water Bottles, Straws, and More

17 hs ago (Wired): Ditch your single-use products and cut down on waste. Here are some of our favorites, from water bottles to menstrual products.

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Apple’s not-so-FineWoven accessory line may soon be discontinued

17 hs ago (Android Authority): It turns out that genuine leather and Apple's cheap alternative have nothing in common, apart from the $59 price tag.

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Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: The Only Number That Describes Itself

18 hs ago (Gizmodo): Here’s a classic brainteaser that I don’t like. What’s the next number in this sequence: 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, …? The answer is 312211, because each number describes the digits in the number that precedes it. We open with 1, an arbitrary choice, but the next number describes 1 as “a single one,” i.e. “one one,”…Read more...

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Don’t hold your breath for a (really) cheap iPhone anytime soon

18 hs ago (Android Authority): Apple may not be willing to drop its phone pricing and quality beyond the $429 iPhone SE.

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The Galaxy S24 FE could make the same mistake as the S21 FE

18 hs ago (Android Authority): The Galaxy S21 FE launched a month before the S22 series. Is Samsung making the same mistake with the S24 FE?

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How To Cut Off Access to Your Camera and Mic on Any Device

18 hs ago (Gizmodo): While digital security threats continue to get more sophisticated and complex, sometimes the best ways of protecting yourself and your data are pretty simple—and here we’re going to introduce you to one of the easier checks you can carry out regularly on your various devices.Read more...

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Nike’s Layoffs Prove the Olympics Can’t Solve Its Midlife Crisis

18 hs ago (Wired): Nike’s reputation—and sales—are both in trouble. Now layoffs threaten to sour hopes that the Paris games could turn its fortunes around.

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ESR takes a chance launching cases for 12.9-inch iPad Air before announcement

18 hs ago (AppleInsider News): Before the expected 12.9-inch iPad Air has even been confirmed, ESR has launched a range of case models for it.A 12.9-inch iPad Air on an ESR magnetic caseESR already makes a range of Qi2 charging devices for the iPhone, and its lower-cost alternative to the Apple Pencil has been praised. Now it's released a case for a product that officially doesn't exist yet, and it's a gamble for both ESR and for customers.It is as close to certain as it possibly can be that Apple will shortly release a...

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What $61bn US aid boost could mean for Ukraine

19 hs ago (BBC News): After weeks of Russian advances, there are three areas where Ukraine could now strengthen its defences.

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Green Roofs Are Great. Blue-Green Roofs Are Even Better

19 hs ago (Wired): Amsterdam is experimenting with roofs that not only grow plants but capture water for a building’s residents. Welcome to the squeezable sponge city of tomorrow.

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Watch: Here’s how Google tests Pixel cameras at its secret lab

21 hs ago (Android Authority): Google's approach to camera testing is surprisingly practical.

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North Koreans Secretly Animated Amazon and Max Shows, Researchers Say

22 hs ago (Wired): Thousands of exposed files on a misconfigured North Korean server hint at one way the reclusive country may evade international sanctions.

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The Gemini app is getting a speed boost with ‘real-time responses’

23 hs ago (Android Authority): Who says you have to wait for the full answer from Gemini before you can start reading?

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Pixel phones getting second April update with fix for widespread network issue

23 hs ago (Android Authority): Google is finally addressing the missed calls and text messages issue.

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Semiconductor Giant ASML Has a New Boss, and a Big Problem

23 hs ago (Wired): European chip machine-maker ASML is at the center of US-China trade tensions. Its new chief executive now faces a daunting political juggling act.

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Bridge collapses as floods hit China's south

23 hs ago (BBC News): The country’s south has been battered by heavy rainfall, with tens of thousands of people evacuated.

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Samsung offers free screen replacement for Galaxy phones with green line issue

1 d ago (Android Authority): Unfortunately, the offer is only available in one country for now.

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Why is ChatGPT so slow? Here’s how to speed up the chatbot’s responses

1 d ago (Android Authority): ChatGPT doesn't offer a consistent experience from one day to another. Here's why.

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Joseph Quinn's Ready to Blaze His Own Trail as the Newest Human Torch

1 d ago (Gizmodo): Even before its casting was officially unveiled, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Fantastic Four movie was always poised to be a big deal. The First Family of Marvel Comics hasn’t had a movie since Fant4stic nearly a decade ago (despite Fox’s best attempts), and we’re also coming up on 20 years since the studios’ previous go…Read more...

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DC's Absolute Power Event Pits Metahuman vs. Murder Machine

1 d ago (Gizmodo): There are a lot of superheroes running around the DC universe at any given time, and it often causes some headaches for its villains. If you’re a bad guy in that universe, how do you tackle that problem in 2024? With some evil super-robots.Read more...

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Project Hail Mary is Lifting Off with Ryan Gosling in March 2026

1 d ago (Gizmodo): Years ago, Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel Project Hail Mary was being optioned as a film with Ryan Gosling in the lead role. After years of no significant news on the project, Amazon MGM’s ready to bring the adaptation to theaters, and it’s even locked down a release date: March 20, 2026.Read more...

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The Insta360 X4 360-degree action camera is pocket-sized perfection for vloggers

1 d ago (Android Authority): See everything, miss nothing.

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Gemini assistant could finally support music services like Spotify and others

1 d ago (Android Authority): It's unknown when the feature could launch.

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Olive Union Olive Max Hearing Aids: For Mild Hearing Loss

1 d ago (Wired): They look like a pair of Bluetooth earpieces from the early 2000s, but Olive Union’s over-the-counter hearing aids are a decent option for anyone with mild hearing loss.

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Blair Witch Project's Cast Wants Lionsgate to Give Them Their Due

1 d ago (Gizmodo): A few weeks ago, Lionsgate revealed it had another Blair Witch movie in the works. The series, which started with 1999's The Blair Witch Project, has been off and on over the decades, and both of its sequels have been about how people have been shaped by that first movie. Now, ahead of Project’s 25th theatrical…Read more...

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Airchat is a breath of fresh air in my social media life

1 d ago (Android Authority): Airchat is taking on existing social media giants with its unique voice-first approach. Can it succeed?

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What Is 5G Home Internet? Here’s Everything You Need to Know (2024)

1 d ago (Wired): Carriers are starting to offer home internet packages that rely on 5G cellular data service. We’ll help you decide if it’s right for you.

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9 Best Indoor Security Cameras (2024): For Homes and Apartments

1 d ago (Wired): Cameras can offer peace of mind, but choose carefully when you’re inviting one into your home.

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House passes bill saying ByteDance must sell or spin off TikTok or face a ban

1 d ago (AppleInsider News): The US House of Representatives has passed a combination bill related to sanctions on other countries, such as Russia that includes language that could force the sale or divestiture of TikTok.Legislators have framed the measure in such a way as to downplay concerns about a ban on the popular social service. Instead, the move aims to force Chinese company ByteDance to divest itself from TikTok, or sell it to another entity.Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi said the bill was "not really about...

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Apple TV+ hits #1 in streaming movies, Top 10 in streaming TV series

1 d ago (AppleInsider News): Despite an incredibly poor theatrical reception Apple's "Argylle" catapulted Apple TV+ to the top spot in streaming movies this past week with its debut on the service.The cast of 'Argylle'"Argylle", which stars Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, and Samuel L. Jackson among others, originally premiered in cinemas back in February. The limited run was intended to qualify for potential award nominations, and did not attract a big movie audience.According to Reelgood's rankings, "Argylle" has now outperformed...

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Skip the Paste—You Should Chomp Down on a Toothpaste Tablet

1 d ago (Wired): Switching to a toothpaste tablet has been one of the easiest refillable options I've found, in a sea of mediocre choices.

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Here’s a Clever Way to Uncover America’s Voting Deserts

1 d ago (Wired): Mathematicians are using topological abstractions to find places poorly served by polling stations.

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How to set up and activate Siri

2 ds ago (Android Authority): While it has its critics, Siri is at the core of every Apple device.

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How to delete old emails in Gmail

2 ds ago (Android Authority): You can even automate the process with ease.

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Best Buy's MacBook Air sale drives prices down to $599

2 ds ago (AppleInsider News): April's MacBook Air sales are in full swing, with Best Buy having limited inventory of a Geek Squad Certified Refurbished M1 model for $599 and M2 models in new, factory sealed condition up to $400 off.Best Buy continues to offer trending deals on Apple's MacBook Air, and today we're tracking the $599 M1 MacBook Air in Geek Squad Certified Refurbished condition. Inventory is limited to the Silver and Gold color options, both of which have the line's 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.For those...

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Transformers One Will Have Younger, Messier Robots in Disguise

2 ds ago (Gizmodo): Earlier in the week, we got our first look at Transformers One, and it probably didn’t look like what you were imagining. The animated movie, which is meant to serve as an origin story for Optimus Prime (Chris Hemsworth) and Megatron (Brian Tyree Henry)—here respectively known as Orion Pax and D-16—is sillier than…Read more...

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TikTok ban passes in the House, could become law in a matter of days

2 ds ago (Android Authority): The US is a step closer to a TikTok ban today.

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It's Finally Happening: the Avengers Are Gonna Fight the Alien

2 ds ago (Gizmodo): When Disney bought 20th Century Fox, it seemed inevitable that the company would find a way to get Marvel to crossover with the Alien or Predator. It took some time, but thanks to comics it came to fruition last year with Wolverine fighting the Predator (because who else would?), and now it’s continuing by pitting the…Read more...

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The House Passes a TikTok Ban Bill That’s on the Fast Track

2 ds ago (Wired): The latest TikTok ban bill has been tacked onto a foreign aid package, making it much harder for the Senate to ignore.

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Watch US House pass critical Ukraine aid package

2 ds ago (BBC News): The long-awaited vote comes as Kyiv faces a weapons shortage in its fight against Russia.

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Why I bought the MacBook Air and not the Pro

2 ds ago (Android Authority): Beast-like performance and all-day battery life, the M3-powered MacBook Air is the perfect every-day laptop.

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Circle to Search could soon make copying and sharing screenshots faster

2 ds ago (Android Authority): It's unknown when Google will roll out these features.

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Destiny Might Have Lost Its Chance to Become a TV Show

2 ds ago (Gizmodo): There’s a lot of video games set to get TV or film adaptations in the next few years, and even more that seem like they’d be ripe for the picking. Bungie’s Destiny franchise seemed like a viable candidate, especially after the studio was acquired by PlayStation in 2022, but it sounds like any plans to bring the games…Read more...

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Withings ScanWatch 2 review: Should you buy it?

2 ds ago (Android Authority): Withings offers traditional timepieces with an eye on your ticker.

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Apple Vision Pro is revolutionizing surgical procedures worldwide

2 ds ago (AppleInsider News): As surgeons in other countries get a chance to work with the Apple Vision Pro, they are seeing it as a revolutionary tool — and a big improvement on previous headsets.Following examples in the US of the Apple Vision Pro being used in surgeries, a new example has come to light from Brazil. The headset was used in a shoulder arthroscopy procedure dealing with a rupture of the rotator cuff.The operation, reported on by MacMagazine, was performed in Jaragu do Sul in Santo Domingo. Dr. Bruno...

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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week and all the latest app news – Android Apps Weekly

2 ds ago (Android Authority): This week we talk about Google's merger of software and hardware divisions, and much more.

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Cowboy Bebop's Showrunners Will Write Disney's Space Mountain Movie

2 ds ago (Gizmodo): Nearly four years ago, we learned Disney was hoping to get a movie about its Space Mountain ride off the ground and into theaters. A lot’s happened since then, but the studio’s apparently still determined to make this a reality, hence bringing on a new pair of writers to get the movie into proper shape.Read more...

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Team Fortress 2 update introduces 64-bit support and defaults to 400fps gameplay

2 ds ago (TechSpot): Team Fortress 2 received a patch this week that, while technically minor, introduces meaningful changes to its performance. The game recently hit all-time-high player counts as it approaches its 17th birthday.Read Entire Article

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