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  • Alt-Frequencies is an interactive audio drama about government conspiracy and time travel
    Sonntag 17:00 Megan Farokhmanesh at The Verge – All Posts
    Time waits for no one, but occasionally, it does get stuck in a loop. So goes the premise of Alt-Frequencies, a new audio mystery in which players skim radio stations to uncover a government conspiracy. Alt-Frequencies is the latest game from Accidental Queens, creator of A Normal Lost Phone and Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story. Its latest tale — available now for mobile and PC — posits that our lives may be stuck in a never-ending time loop initiated by government officials. We just don’t know it yet. In order to expose the truth, players listen to different radio broadcasts, record relevant …
  • Little Printer returns as an open-source messaging device
    Sonntag 16:00 Dami Lee at The Verge – All Posts
    Berg’s Little Printer, an adorable internet-connected box that printed out tiny snippets of news, Instagram photos, and to-do lists, stopped working when the studio and its servers shut down in 2014. Now, design consultancy firm Nord Projects has brought it back to life with a brand-new app, and it added the ability to send messages between devices, as reported by Core77. A group of Little Printer enthusiasts on GitHub collaborated to get the device back online through an open-source server called Sirius. Nord Projects then designed a Little Printers iOS app that re-created old favorite featur …
  • I Am Human is a tech doc with a refreshing focus on people
    Sonntag 15:00 Adi Robertson at The Verge – All Posts
    Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. We’re in a dark moment for the tech industry: a time when some new technologies have been adopted recklessly and backfired terribly, and others have developed far more slowly than their creators hoped. Against the backdrop of this pessimism, a film like I Am Human — a fundamentally optimistic documentary about neuroscience and brain medicine — feels surprisingly refreshing. I Am Human is a moving trio of narratives ab …
  • Laura Dern and Booking.com join up to celebrate young women coders – CNET
    Sonntag 14:00 Patrick Holland at CNET News
    The travel and commerce site announced $320,000 in scholarships for girls to study computer science.
  • Galaxy Fold's next move will make or break foldable phones – CNET
    Sonntag 14:00 Roger Cheng at CNET News
    Commentary: There’s more at stake than just a simple phone launch.
  • The best Alexa commands for exercise, better sleep and stress relief – CNET
    Sonntag 14:00 Amanda Capritto at CNET News
    „Alexa, tell me how many steps I’ve walked today.“
  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility quick drive: The long, green arm of the law – Roadshow
    Sonntag 14:00 Andrew Krok at CNET News
    This hybrid cop car is quicker and stouter than before, but it’s also way more efficient.
  • Here are the winners of the 2019 Nebula Awards
    Sonntag 14:00 Andrew Liptak at The Verge – All Posts
    The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is holding its Nebula Awards conference in Los Angeles this weekend, and tonight, the group announced the winners of the 2019 Nebula Awards, which honor the best science fiction and fantasy writing from 2018. Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, the first installment of her Lady Astronaut series, took home the top honor. The novel (and its companion, The Fated Sky) are set in an alternate history in which an asteroid landed off the coast of North America in 1953, setting off a climate catastrophe. To prevent the extinction of the huma …
  • What's new in iOS 12.3 and new iPhone 11R design leaks – CNET
    Sonntag 13:15 Vanessa Hand Orellana at CNET News
    Apple unleashed the latest versions of iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS ahead of its annual developer conference in June, and the new colors expected to be coming to the 2019 iPhones.
  • Game of Thrones betting odds: Who will survive episode 6? – CNET
    Sonntag 13:12 Bonnie Burton at CNET News
    If you plan to put money down on your favorite character sitting on the Iron Throne, read this before you place a bet.
  • A Game of Thrones prequel is coming: Here's everything we know so far – CNET
    Sonntag 13:09 Daniel Van Boom at CNET News
    It’ll take place thousands of years before the Iron Throne was forged.
  • Game of Thrones: 11 TV shows to watch after the season finale – CNET
    Sonntag 13:07 Bonnie Burton at CNET News
    Need more family drama, thrilling action and beloved characters dying to fill your Game of Thrones void? Here are a few TV shows that will do the trick.
  • Rare and fabulous flying machines of fabric and wood at WAAAM – CNET
    Sonntag 13:00 Geoffrey Morrison at CNET News
    The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum has an incredible collection of airplanes from the first half of the 20th century, and amazingly, almost all still run. Here’s a look inside.
  • WAAAM! These antique aircraft and autos can actually drive and fly – CNET
    Sonntag 13:00 Geoffrey Morrison at CNET News
    The incredible Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum museum is packed with amazing early-era vehicles, nearly all in flying or driving condition.
  • USB Type-C has taken over — here are the latest phones to prove it – CNET
    Sonntag 12:00 Lynn La at CNET News
    Move over, Micro-USB. The USB Type-C standard is here, faster and (best of all) flippable — so you can plug it in right the first time, every time.
  • Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1
    Sonntag 1:39 Kate Clark at TechCrunch
    Welcome back to another transcribed edition of Equity, the wildly popular TechCrunch podcast that digs deep into the week’s news about … equity. There were no IPOs this week so there was only one episode, but it was jam-packed with news about direct-to-consumer scooters, luggage funding and fake meat. This is where tech has taken […]
  • Galaxy S10 5G's insane data speeds on Verizon restore my faith in 5G – CNET
    Sonntag 1:13 Jessica Dolcourt at CNET News
    Samsung’s new phone topped 1Gbps download speeds during this week’s tests, but the network still has a long way to go.
  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe will get E-Hybrid variant – Roadshow
    Sonntag 0:47 Steven Ewing at CNET News
    The rakish Cayenne Coupe will soon get plug-in power.
  • 5G phones are on their way: Galaxy S10 5G, Huawei Mate X, OnePlus 7 Pro and more – CNET
    Sonntag 0:00 Lynn La at CNET News
    The 5G revolution is nearly upon us. Here’s when to expect super-fast 5G devices from top phone-makers.
  • Sam Altman’s leap of faith
    Samstag 23:49 Connie Loizos at TechCrunch
    Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an AI research outfit that was founded by some of the most prominent people in the tech industry in late 2015. The idea: to ensure that artificial intelligence is “developed in a way […]
  • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: What iPhone should you buy? – CNET
    Samstag 23:39 Lynn La at CNET News
    How does Apple’s most affordable high-end iPhone compare to the iPhone 8 Plus of 2017?
  • Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Price, specs, leaks, features and everything else – CNET
    Samstag 23:34 Lynn La at CNET News
    Keep tabs on the rumors about Google’s upcoming marquee phones.
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum review — Keanu takes a bite of glorious action – CNET
    Samstag 23:28 Sean Keane at CNET News
    Keanu Reeves‘ haunted hit man returns for another bullet ballet. Check out our spoiler-free review.
  • Seymour Cray's path to supercomputing – CNET
    Samstag 22:32 James Martin at CNET News
    With unique designs and a quirky imagination, Seymour Cray built unusual and spectacular supercomputers.
  • The queen of England is hiring a social media strategist – CNET
    Samstag 22:20 Bonnie Burton at CNET News
    Get paid to tweet like a royal.
  • Immigrant founders, smartphone growth, SEO tactics, SoftBank’s financials, and AR tech
    Samstag 21:00 Danny Crichton at TechCrunch
    How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Our European correspondent Natasha Lomas spent the past few weeks investigating what’s been happening to immigrant founders and tech talent in the UK, who have been receiving more scrutiny from the Home Office in recent months. Natasha zooms in on Metail, a virtual fitting room startup, and […]
  • Valve is making Dota 2 players pay to avoid toxic gamers
    Samstag 20:00 T.C. Sottek at The Verge – All Posts
    Dota 2 is no longer free to play if you want to have the best experience. In this year’s Dota 2 “Battle Pass” — a premium subscription that usually offers cosmetics and other optional curiosities to the game — Valve bundled one of the most important features it has ever created. Players who buy the Battle Pass can now use an “experimental” Avoid Player feature, which is supposed to keep toxic players away from you. Here’s a different way to say it: Valve is now charging players a minimum of $9.99 to avoid harassers. I’m glad to see that Valve is finally taking more steps to address its toxic p …
  • A Memory Called Empire is a brilliant blend of cyberpunk, space opera, and political thriller
    Samstag 19:00 Andrew Liptak at The Verge – All Posts
    In Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare, an emissary from the distant Lsel Station, is called to the center of the vast Teixcalaanli Empire after her predecessor winds up dead. As she begins to understand the ins and outs of her new role, she also has to figure out how to keep her home station from being absorbed into the Empire, and what happened to her predecessor. Author Martine lays out a fantastic look at how a society’s memory steers cultural and political events, and offers a meditation on the lengths people will go to be free. The novel is set i …
  • Big revenues, huge valuations and major losses: charting the era of the unicorn IPO
    Samstag 18:30 Joanna Glasner at TechCrunch
    We can make charts galore about the tech IPO market. Yet none of them diminish the profound sense that we are in uncharted territory.Never before have so many companies with such high revenues gone public at such lofty valuations, all while sustaining such massive losses. If you’re a „growth matters most“ investor, these are exciting times in IPO-land. If you’re the old-fashioned value type who prefers profits, it may be best to sit out this cycle.
  • Original Content podcast: ‘Game of Thrones’ burns it all down
    Samstag 18:00 Anthony Ha at TechCrunch
    This post and podcast contain spoilers for “Game of Thrones.” Our original co-host Darrell Etherington returns for this week’s Original Content podcast, which is all about “Game of Thrones” — specifically “The Bells,” an episode that seems to have prompted more fan outcry than anything in the last seven-and-a-half seasons. The controversy, of course, comes […]
  • 9 new trailers you should watch this week
    Samstag 18:00 Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge – All Posts
    Welcome to the annual biggest week in trailers, aka TV upfronts week. This is the week when TV networks present glimpses of their new shows to advertisers, trying to woo commitments ahead of the shows’ debuts later this year. Naturally, those trailers also end up online. I love watching all the upfront trailers because they’re just incredibly awkward and strange most of the time. At this point, the shows have each only filmed a pilot episode, and so a trailer for them is basically a three minute tour through a single 20-or-so minute episode of TV. No surprise, a lot of them are pretty bad, but …
  • Myneral.me wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech
    Samstag 17:49 Romain Dillet at TechCrunch
    It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 36 hours to work on their projects. Some of them […]
  • The truth about 4K TV refresh rates – CNET
    Samstag 17:16 Geoffrey Morrison at CNET News
    Today’s 4K TVs are all marketed with „motion,“ „action“ and „clear“ numbers from 60 to 240 and higher. They’re mostly made up. Here’s the real story.
  • US government to limit trade restrictions on Huawei to prevent disruptions
    Samstag 17:14 Hasan Chowdhury at Technology Intelligence
  • GameStop is discounting games, consoles, accessories, and more today
    Samstag 17:00 Cameron Faulkner at The Verge – All Posts
    GameStop is hosting a day-long sale today on games, consoles, accessories, and memorabilia based on movies, TV shows, and video game franchises. This is a rare opportunity, aside from Amazon Prime Day 2019 and Black Friday, to find popular games and console bundles for less than their usual prices. Before jumping in to see a few of the best deals, you should know that a membership is required before you can take advantage of today’s deals at GameStop. Its PowerUp Rewards program costs $14.99 per year to join, and it will earn you 10 percent off of used inventory as well as an extra 10 percent …
  • How to use Google Maps to help someone find you
    Samstag 16:00 JR Raphael at The Verge – All Posts
    Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you. Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive. The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look. Share your real-time location When …
  • We listen to the Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo wireless speakers – CNET
    Samstag 15:47 Steve Guttenberg at CNET News
    It was only a matter of time, but now with the Formation Duo Bowers & Wilkins has made a bona fide high-end wireless speaker system.
  • The Sun Is Also A Star's Charles Melton, Jake Choi and Nicola Yoon talk love – CNET
    Samstag 15:45 Patrick Holland at CNET News
    In a CNET Live Q&A, the cast members and author open up about making the film, the importance of diversity on screen, Riverdale and Bruce Lee.
  • Surface Headphones are $100 off at the Microsoft Store
    Samstag 15:00 Tom Warren at The Verge – All Posts
    Microsoft is discounting its Surface Headphones by $100. The deal is available over at the company’s online store, and it looks like a temporary price cut to $249.99 down from the regular $349.99 price. Microsoft’s headphones have Cortana built-in, but they also work with Apple’s Siri or the Google Assistant on Android. Surface Headphones also include noise canceling (NC), smart switching between multiple paired devices, and USB-C charging. Microsoft first released its Surface Headphones back in November, and this is the first major discount on the Surface cans since then. We reviewed the Surf …
  • Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing
    Samstag 14:00 Kate Clark at TechCrunch
    In this week’s newsletter: Amazon takes a bite of Deliveroo and Away packs on $100M