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Selfies, Screens, and Our Violent Love of Wildlife Selfies, Screens, and Our Violent Love of Wildlife

Selfies, Screens, and Our Violent Love of Wildlife

By 7 days ago

Santa Teresita, Buenos Aires: The pictures show a jostling crowd of adults and young people, shirtless and in swimsuits, standing on a subtropical beachfront. A thin band of staticky ocean behind them. Most are men and boys. People wince in the hard light. One or two toddlers, lofted onto shoulders, clutch fistfuls of sweat-wetted hair.…

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Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid

Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid

By 7 days ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s new normal is less normal than anyone’s during this year of the coronavirus. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—and perhaps the most widely trusted voice on the White House Coronavirus Task Force—he has been revered and reviled, sometimes by his own boss, President Donald Trump, the…

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller hits $59 at Amazon Nintendo Switch Pro Controller hits $59 at Amazon

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller hits $59 at Amazon

By 1 week ago

Home News Gaming (Image credit: Future) The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is a pricey bit of kit, with a $69.99 MSRP that looms large over usual additional controller costs. However, Pro Controller deals are offering a reduced price on the official Nintendo Switch companion, with an excellent $59 price tag available at Amazon. We’ve seen this…

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

By 1 week ago

The latest startup to see an uplift in inbound interest flowing from the remote work boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is Berlin-based Everphone, which sells a ‘mobile as a service’ device rental package that caters to businesses needing to kit staff out with mobile hardware plus associated support. Everphone is announcing a €34 million…

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

As remote work booms, Everphone grabs ~$40M for its ‘device as a service’ offer

By 1 week ago

The latest startup to see an uplift in inbound interest flowing from the remote work boom triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is Berlin-based Everphone, which sells a ‘mobile as a service’ device rental package that caters to businesses needing to kit staff out with mobile hardware plus associated support. Everphone is announcing a €34 million…

Congress’ Big Tech CEO Hearing: What to Watch Congress’ Big Tech CEO Hearing: What to Watch

Congress’ Big Tech CEO Hearing: What to Watch

By 1 week ago

On Wednesday, after a brief delay, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple will testify together in front of Congress for the first time ever. Well, sort of: Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the executives will appear via video, presumably from some bland settings that belie the fact that the group includes two of…

How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You’re in Lockdown How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You’re in Lockdown

How to Plan and Cook Family Meals When You’re in Lockdown

By 1 week ago

Why do people need to eat so often? Months into quarantine, cooking has become the bane of my life. I wasn’t always like this. I cooked dinner every day from scratch for my husband and two small children. But in the Before Times, we could meet friends at a restaurant. Or run to the grocery…

Why we need slower, smoother games Why we need slower, smoother games

Why we need slower, smoother games

By 1 week ago

Home News Computing (Image credit: Shutterstock) My husband updated my graphics card again. I know, not because I watched him take apart my computer in his underpants again, but because waves of nausea are hitting me with decreasing frequency as I try to make it through ten minutes of House Flipper. I can’t play games…

Space Force debuts official logo and motto, both reminding you that it’s ‘always above’ Space Force debuts official logo and motto, both reminding you that it’s ‘always above’

Space Force debuts official logo and motto, both reminding you that it’s ‘always above’

By 1 week ago

Earlier this year, the oft-mocked but actually pretty important new branch of the military, the Space Force, revealed an image that was suspiciously reminiscent of Star Trek. Now the Space Force has revealed a new, sharper graphic that is the force’s actual logo — and a motto to go with it: “Semper Supra,” or “always…

Extra Crunch Live: Join Playground Global co-founder Peter Barrett for a live Q&A on July 28 Extra Crunch Live: Join Playground Global co-founder Peter Barrett for a live Q&A on July 28

Extra Crunch Live: Join Playground Global co-founder Peter Barrett for a live Q&A on July 28

By 1 week ago

Peter Barrett might be best known today as co-founder and CTO of Playground Global. But his experience in the technology world stretches back to when he was a teenager. Barrett’s first security program got the attention of the NSA when he was just 19 years old. His career has been an adventure ever since, starting…

SaaS startup Swoop raises $3.2M to modernize mom-and-pop transportation companies SaaS startup Swoop raises $3.2M to modernize mom-and-pop transportation companies

SaaS startup Swoop raises $3.2M to modernize mom-and-pop transportation companies

By 1 week ago

Chauffeured group transportation — the vehicles used for corporate outings, special events and even weddings — is a fragmented industry, with hundreds of small operators that rely on analog systems to book customers. Now in this era of COVID-19, these operators are being squeezed as travel and tourism have dwindled and companies have opted to…

The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians’ Card Tricks The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians’ Card Tricks

The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians’ Card Tricks

By 1 week ago

Pick a card, any card. It’s a staple of traditional magic tricks. But if you choose the 3 of diamonds, chances are you may have been “primed” by the magician to pick that card without even being aware of it. That’s because certain subtle verbal and gestural cues can unconsciously influence decisionmaking, according to a…

Netflix in August 2020: 9 great new movies and shows for your Watch List Netflix in August 2020: 9 great new movies and shows for your Watch List

Netflix in August 2020: 9 great new movies and shows for your Watch List

By 1 week ago

Home News Entertainment (Image credit: Netflix) Netflix has a big August coming up, with 12 new Netflix Original movies, many new series and the arrival of Karate Kid TV series Cobra Kai from its previous home on YouTube, ahead of its third season debut. Now the streaming service has confirmed what’s on the schedule for…

Revolut extends Series D round to $580 million with $80 million in new funding Revolut extends Series D round to $580 million with $80 million in new funding

Revolut extends Series D round to $580 million with $80 million in new funding

By 1 week ago

Fintech startup Revolut just announced that it has raised $80 million as part of its Series D round that it announced in February. The new influx of funding comes from TSG Consumer Partners. In February, Revolut raised a $500 million led by TCV at a $5.5 billion valuation. Today’s new funding extends that funding round…

Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security

Instacart blames reused passwords for account hacks, but customers are still without basic two-factor security

By 1 week ago

Online shopping service Instacart says reused passwords are to blame for a recent spate of account breaches, which saw personal data belonging to hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The company published a statement late on Thursday saying its investigation showed that Instacart “was not…

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