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The best gifts for your dad, the outdoorsman

8 hours 46 min ago
As summer quickly approaches, some dads are itching to get outside. Even if the number of places we can go has been reduced due to the pandemic, many will spend hours in their backyards tinkering with home projects, training for a nonexistent triathl...

The best subscription gifts for new grads

9 hours 1 min ago
Now that the student in your life has moved on to “new grad,” you might feel compelled to shower them with gifts. But just throwing piles of future clutter at them in one shot can be overwhelming and not always appreciated. A better tactic might be t...

Sony 'Fortnite' leak all but confirms a flood theme for Chapter 2 Season 3

9 hours 8 min ago
Fornite’s developers are certainly fans of dropping big ol’ hints about forthcoming updates — remember the helipads that foretold the arrival of Choppas? Now, all the signs point to a completely flooded map in the game’s next major update. As Dextero...

MIT gives soft robots a better sense of touch and spatial awareness

9 hours 16 min ago
You know robotic grippers are getting advanced when they can pick up a potato chip without crushing it. In order to do that, they need tactile sensing and proprioception -- an awareness of where they are in space. This kind of sensing has been absent...

Timex’s new smartwatch is three years behind

9 hours 16 min ago
I thought I was going to be testing a Timex smartwatch, complete with the company’s own homebrewed OS. After all, when I learned Timex would be launching its second smartwatch collection today, the company never mentioned partnering with another watc...

The first Atari VCS units should be ready by mid-June

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:55pm
Atari’s repeatedly delayed VCS console is nearly ready two years after its announcement. The team has revealed that the first 500 (or so) Atari VCS production models should leave the factory by mid-June. That will still leave the majority of Atari’s...

Image bricks some Android phones when used as wallpaper

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 6:44pm
Never mind a text character crashing your phone — if you’re on Android, your choice of wallpaper could be a larger problem. Users have discovered (via Android Authority and 9to5Google) that an innocuous landscape photo is “soft-bricking” some Android...

Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 4:47pm
You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can a...

Grab a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with a Home speaker for $300 at HSN

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:33pm
It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that the two...

Amazon pulls racist images from AirPods listings

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 2:16pm
Online shoppers in the UK got an ugly dose of racism this weekend. Amazon has removed images in listings for AirPods and similar products that contained repeated use of racist language. It’s not certain how the images got there, how long they’ve been...

Modified Cessna is the 'largest' electric aircraft to take flight

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 1:02pm
Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30...

Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $300 at Amazon

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:46am
Amazon just made it much easier to consider the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’re looking for a wearable to track your workouts or keep in touch with others. The internet retailer is selling the 40mm GPS model with a Sport Band for $300, or a solid $100...

After Math: Playing around on the PS5 while Blizzcon goes bye-bye

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:30am
We had a mixed bag in terms of gaming news this past week. On one hand, Sony announced an hour-long gameplay showcase for its upcoming PS5 console and the NFL reupped its licensing agreement with EA through the 2026 season. On the other hand, BLizzar...

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:22am
SpaceX just completed another milestone in Crew Dragon’s historic journey. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully docked the capsule with the International Space Station just under 19 hours after launch from Cape Canaveral. The larg...

Samsung's next Galaxy Watch gets spoiled by the FCC

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:01am
If Samsung was hoping to keep plans for a Galaxy Watch sequel under wraps, it’s probably disappointed. Droid-Life (via 9to5Google) has discovered a series of FCC filings that not-so-subtly reveal the next version of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. It’...

Amazon sellers use 'collectible' label to dodge price gouging rules

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:56am
Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has...

OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:38pm
OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came...

'Sign in with Apple' flaw let attackers take over accounts

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:34pm
‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in serv...

Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 6:06pm
Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI...

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 4:50pm
Twitter is facing yet more scrutiny over its approach to politicians, albeit for different reasons. Axios (via The Verge) has learned that Senator Ted Cruz sent letters to the Justice and Treasury Departments ‘urging’ them to investigate Twitter for...

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