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US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who criticized the military
The US Army and Navy have agreed to unban Jordan Uhl, the activist who linked to a Wikipedia page listing US military war crimes in their Twitch chats. After the incident, Uhl wrote an article criticizing the military for using Twitch to scout for po...
47 minutes ago
Engadget
US Army and Navy unban Twitch commenter who criticized the military
This one small thing can radically impact your productivity
Here's a productivity tip: Do more things in less time. If you don't think that's useful advice, good. It isn't. "Do more&x201D; isn't a solution to productivity–it's a quick path to burnout. It's far more productive to focus on small improvements. I help train Zapier's customer champions, the support ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
This one small thing can radically impact your productivity
Snag 'Quake' for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher
Like so many events, QuakeCon 2020 is happening entirely online, but whether or not you're participating, you can get a few treats this weekend. In the Bethesda Launcher you can get a free copy of the original Quake, while The Elder Scrolls Online is...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Snag 'Quake' for free this weekend in the Bethesda Launcher
Fossil's Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update
The Wear OS-powered Gen 5 touchscreen smartwatches Fossil rolled out last year are about to get some upgrades. Their phone apps include avatars for contacts and quick access to key tools, as well as new battery modes that include custom profiles for...
8 hours ago
Engadget
Fossil's Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches are about to get a major update
What's wrong with the mail
Some say that recent delays in the mail are part of an effort by President Trump to sabotage mail-in ballots in the November election. | Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images As November nears, the Postal Service is facing a crisis that could interfere with the election. The United States Postal ...
9 hours ago
Recode
What's wrong with the mail
SpaceX, ULA are the big winners for US national security launches
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying satellites for the U.S. Air Force launches on June 25, 2019. | Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US Department of Defense has selected its two primary rocket companies for getting satellites into orbit in the years ahead: long-time military ...
10 hours ago
The Verge
SpaceX, ULA are the big winners for US national security launches
In a consequential decision, Air Force picks its rockets for mid-2020s launches
"I am very confident with the selection that we have made today."
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
In a consequential decision, Air Force picks its rockets for mid-2020s launches
Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent
Trump escalates his campaign against Chinese tech companies, Facebook extends work from home until the middle of 2021 and Netflix adds support for Hindi. Here's your Daily Crunch for August 7, 2020. The big story: Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent's WeChat ...
10 hours ago
TechCrunch
Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent
Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives
Facebook has repeatedly overruled its own fact checkers in order to help conservative pages avoid punishment for spreading misinformation. That's according to leaked documents reported by NBC News, which found evidence that employees regularly interv...
11 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook repeatedly overruled fact checkers in favor of conservatives
WarnerMedia undergoes major reorganization as HBO Max gets higher priority
Getty Images for WarnerMedia Two of WarnerMedia's top executives, Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, are leaving the company as CEO Jason Kilar begins to plan the company's future with a tighter focus on HBO Max. Greenblatt oversaw all of the company's direct-to-consumer lines and oversaw WarnerMedia ...
11 hours ago
The Verge
WarnerMedia undergoes major reorganization as HBO Max gets higher priority
Have I Been Pwned " which tells you if passwords were breached " is going open source
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge These days, we almost take it as a given that piss-poor security will inevitably expose some of your usernames and passwords to the world " that's why 2FA is so important, and why you might want a password checkup tool like the ones now built into every ...
11 hours ago
The Verge
Have I Been Pwned " which tells you if passwords were breached " is going open source
HBO Max is making a series based on the One Perfect Shot Twitter account
Cinema buffs have something to look forward to from HBO Max. The streaming service is adapting popular Twitter account One Perfect Shot, which shares some of the most iconic compositions in film history, into a documentary series.Each 30-minute episo...
12 hours ago
Engadget
HBO Max is making a series based on the One Perfect Shot Twitter account
Appeals court rules 10¢-a-page charge for court documents is too high
Appeals court charts a middle course between the plaintiffs and the government.
12 hours ago
Ars Technica
Appeals court rules 10¢-a-page charge for court documents is too high
VoteByMail makes it easier to request a mail-in ballot ahead of the election
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new website tries to streamline the process of signing up to vote by mail. VoteByMail.io is a new service created by volunteers with work experience at several prominent companies, including Google, Intel, Dropbox, and Nike, that aims to help registered ...
12 hours ago
The Verge
VoteByMail makes it easier to request a mail-in ballot ahead of the election
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ hands-on
During an Unpacked event that featured the announcement of five key new devices, the Galaxy Tab S7 didn't get a ton of love. Understandable, perhaps. It doesn't quite have the star power of the Note line, nor does it have the novelty of a new foldable or Bluetooth earbuds. Tablets in general just aren't ...
12 hours ago
TechCrunch
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ hands-on
Human Capital: Uber and Lyft's ongoing battle with the law and a brief history of diversity at Snap
Welcome back to Human Capital (formerly known as Tech at Work), which looks at all things labor in tech. This week presented Uber and Lyft with a fresh labor lawsuit as a judge heard arguments from Uber, Lyft and lawyers on behalf of the people of California in a separate suit brought forth by California's ...
13 hours ago
TechCrunch
Human Capital: Uber and Lyft's ongoing battle with the law and a brief history of diversity at Snap
Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers
By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to post MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.
13 hours ago
WIRED
Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers
ESPN+ will be $1/month more expensive for new subscribers
ESPN+ is getting a price increase, but only for new subscribers. Starting August 12th, the monthly plan will cost $5.99, up from $4.99. If you've been on the fence, it might not be a bad idea to sign up before then, because ESPN+ doesn't plan to incr...
13 hours ago
Engadget
ESPN+ will be $1/month more expensive for new subscribers
HBO Max and Ava DuVernay are making a series based on the @OnePerfectShot Twitter account
Danielle Levitt/August Images Ava DuVernay is partnering with HBO Max and the team behind Twitter's popular One Perfect Shot account to create a half-hour documentary series of the same name, the company announced today. One Perfect Shot will look at an iconic shot from different films, with ...
13 hours ago
The Verge
HBO Max and Ava DuVernay are making a series based on the @OnePerfectShot Twitter account
Review: Doom Patrol comes back strong with fierce and fun S2
But the overall season is marred by its maddeningly abrupt cliffhanger ending.
13 hours ago
Ars Technica
Review: Doom Patrol comes back strong with fierce and fun S2
Trump's Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat
The president's latest actions against China may affect US tech firms, and Americans who communicate overseas through the social apps.
13 hours ago
WIRED
Trump's Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat
Many Reddit communities vandalized with pro-Trump content, possibly due to compromised moderator accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A number of subreddits were taken over and vandalized on Friday, possibly as part of a coordinated campaign. Hackers reportedly posted messages or changed a subreddit's design in support of President Donald Trump. "An investigation is underway related ...
13 hours ago
The Verge
Many Reddit communities vandalized with pro-Trump content, possibly due to compromised moderator accounts
R&D Roundup: Supercomputer COVID-19 insights, ionic spiderwebs, the whiteness of AI
I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world of tech and startups. This week: supercomputers take on COVID-19, beetle backpacks, artificial spiderwebs, ...
13 hours ago
TechCrunch
R&D Roundup: Supercomputer COVID-19 insights, ionic spiderwebs, the whiteness of AI
New Jersey prosecutors drop charges over tweeting a cop's photo [Updated]
"I never heard of retweeting a tweet being a crime," one defendant wrote.
13 hours ago
Ars Technica
New Jersey prosecutors drop charges over tweeting a cop's photo [Updated]
Apple won't let Stadia or xCloud into iOS, citing App Store guidelines
Microsoft says Apple "consistently treats gaming apps differently."
14 hours ago
Ars Technica
Apple won't let Stadia or xCloud into iOS, citing App Store guidelines
Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters
A federal judge has approved the Department of Justice's efforts to end the Paramount Consent Decrees – 70-year-old court orders that prevented movie studios from engaging in a variety of anti-competitive behaviors, including ownership of movie theaters. U.S. District Court Judge Analisa Torres cited ...
14 hours ago
TechCrunch
Federal judge approves ending consent decrees that prevented movie studios from owning theaters
Mass hijacking spree takes over subreddits to promote Donald Trump
Reddit regains control of accounts and removes hacker's message.
14 hours ago
Ars Technica
Mass hijacking spree takes over subreddits to promote Donald Trump
How to pick the right Series A investors
Early-stage startup founders who are embarking on a Series A fundraising round should consider this: their relationship with the members of their board might last longer than the average American marriage. In other words, who invests in a startup matters as much " or more " than the total capital they're ...
15 hours ago
TechCrunch
How to pick the right Series A investors
Facebook eased fact-checking rules for conservative pages, report says
A new report from NBC News shows that Facebook employees gave conservative pages a pass for sharing misinformation, flouting its own rules. The news comes months after reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hosting off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists in attempts to ameliorate ...
15 hours ago
Fast Company
Facebook eased fact-checking rules for conservative pages, report says
What women in Congress want from Facebook
Rep. Jackie Speier. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images In an interview with Recode, Rep. Jackie Speier calls on the company to do an internal audit of misogyny on its platform. About 100 female lawmakers from across the world have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO ...
15 hours ago
Recode
What women in Congress want from Facebook
As more schools go remote, Cuomo will allow NY schools to reopen
New York governor Andrew Cuomo says that schools across the entire state can reopen this fall. The decision comes as more schools across the country are choosing a hybrid model or opting to stay completely remote. In mid-July, Governor Cuomo said schools could reopen if regional COVID-19 infection ...
16 hours ago
Fast Company
As more schools go remote, Cuomo will allow NY schools to reopen
'Ultima' Fandom Is Still Going Strong
Need proof? 'Spam Spam Spam Humbug,' a podcast dedicated to the computer role-playing games, is now in its fifth year.
17 hours ago
WIRED
'Ultima' Fandom Is Still Going Strong
For 10% of the workforce, working from home could be here to stay
The workforce currently working from home is poised to double after the pandemic ends, says the CEO of global commercial real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield. Chief executive Brett White told CNBC that he believes as much as 10% of the U.S. workforce could be working from home permanently. As a ...
18 hours ago
Fast Company
For 10% of the workforce, working from home could be here to stay
How to watch UEFA Champions League 2020 live in the U.S. without cable
Sorry, coronavirus, but you couldn't kill soccer! The 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League is making its triumphant return, and Americans can stream all the action from the comfort of their quarantines. After Turner reportedly opted out of the broadcast and streaming rights for the international football ...
18 hours ago
Fast Company
How to watch UEFA Champions League 2020 live in the U.S. without cable
This DIY mask test kit finds that your neck fleece isn't really helping
If you buy a cloth mask online–whether from Amazon or Etsy or a large manufacturer such as Adidas–you'll see a warning reminding you that what you're buying isn't medical grade. And while the evidence continues to mount that cloth face masks work, it's also true that every mask isn't equally effective, ...
19 hours ago
Fast Company
This DIY mask test kit finds that your neck fleece isn't really helping
25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More
Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.
19 hours ago
WIRED
25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More
Hulu Cancels 'High Fidelity' Right When We Need It Most
At the beginning of quarantine, it was a lifeline for folks missing the thing people used to call "going out."
20 hours ago
WIRED
Hulu Cancels 'High Fidelity' Right When We Need It Most
Will TikTok Lead Trump to Build America's Own Great Firewall?
Plus: Absurd takes from the archives, a tribute to small devices, and another setback for Covid testing.
20 hours ago
WIRED
Will TikTok Lead Trump to Build America's Own Great Firewall?
Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn't sell in the next 45 days
President Donald Trump is reportedly expected to issue an order compelling social media app TikTok to sell its US operations. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images The new order is the latest in Trump's escalating crackdown on the Chinese-owned app over alleged national security concerns. President ...
1 day ago
Recode
Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn't sell in the next 45 days
Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images It's the latest major tech company to announce it will keep its offices closed much longer than anticipated. Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees that the company would be extending its policy for corporate employees to work from home until July 2021. The social ...
1 day ago
Recode
Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021
Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America
Virginia's Covidwise app is the first in America to use Apple and Google's exposure notification tool. | Zac Freeland/Vox; Virginia Department of Health Virginia is the first US state to come out with an app that uses Bluetooth-based tech, nearly three months after its release. ...
1 day ago
Recode
Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America
Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 
President Trump at a news conference in the James Brady Press BriefingRoom of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 5. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Trump's false claims about Covid-19 and children are harmful misinformation, according to Facebook's policies. Facebook has taken down a post ...
1 day ago
Recode
Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 
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