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  • Parrot exits the toy drone market
    Freitag 17:03 Sean O'Kane at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge France’s Parrot has left the toy drone market, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to The Verge on Friday. “Parrot has stopped the production and development of any drone but the Anafi and its variations,” the spokesperson said, adding that the company no longer has any Mambo or Swing drones in stock (though some are available through resellers). The news was first reported by The Wirecutter. Parrot’s been making these minidrones for years, since well before it launched its flagship Bebop and Anafi drones. But while the consumer drone market is …
  • Twitter tests a new way to label replies
    Freitag 16:56 Sarah Perez at TechCrunch
    Twitter is testing a new way to make conversation threads easier to follow, with the launch of a new test that labels notable replies with special icons. If the original poster replies somewhere in the thread, their tweet will have a small microphone icon next to their profile picture. Other tweets may be labeled, as […]
  • The perfect speaker for your new Echo Dot or Home Mini: $124.99 – CNET
    Freitag 16:55 Rick Broida at CNET News
    Cheapskate exclusive! The top-rated Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 is portable, wireless and wonderful. Plus: A free indie game and an SDCC giveaway.
  • SpaceX video highlights Crew Dragon parachute tests – CNET
    Freitag 16:55 Eli Blumenthal at CNET News
    Elon Musk’s space company shows off its progress as it continues to prepare for human spaceflight.
  • Watch the 2020 Chevy Corvette's trick GPS front-lift tech in action – Roadshow
    Freitag 16:52 Chris Paukert at CNET News
    Chevrolet’s new C8 Vette takes life-easing tech popularized by Ferrari and Lamborghini and makes it worlds better with a few lines of code.
  • FaceApp was a test. We didn't pass – CNET
    Freitag 16:50 Ry Crist at CNET News
    Commentary: Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won’t age well.
  • Twitter to attempt to address conversation gaps caused by hidden tweets
    Freitag 16:45 Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch
    Twitter’s self-service tools when it comes to blocking content you don’t want to see, as well as a growing tendency for users to delete a lot of the content they post, is making some of the conversations on the platform look like Swiss cheese. The company says it will introduce added “context” on content that’s […]
  • The 2018 MacBook Air is $799 at Micro Center, its cheapest price yet
    Freitag 16:41 Cameron Faulkner at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s 2018 MacBook Air is cheaper than ever at Micro Center (via Slickdeals). Normally $1,199, it’s now $799 for the base model, which has an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage. If you want to double the storage (but sadly not double the RAM) that model now costs $999. The latest MacBook Air revision for 2019 improves on last year’s version in subtle ways, according to our review. This year’s model has a True Tone display, allowing the screen to automatically adjust the color temperature based on the ambient lighting, and model st …
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite's first community day happening July 20 – CNET
    Freitag 16:40 Oscar Gonzalez at CNET News
    Spend a day in the summer heat to level up.
  • Live and let spy: Inside the KGB Espionage Museum – CNET
    Freitag 16:39 Dan Patterson at CNET News
    From an umbrella that shoots ricin poison to the „widows kiss“ lipstick gun, the KGB developed some of the most innovative — and lethal — gadgets in history.
  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 offers lots of standard kit starting below $38,000 – Roadshow
    Freitag 16:35 Andrew Krok at CNET News
    Pricing for non-2.0-liter variants will be announced at a later date.
  • Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week
    Freitag 16:33 Andrew Marino at The Verge – All Posts
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Look, I’m going to be honest with you. We had so many topics we wanted to discuss on The Vergecast this week that we basically jammed two or three shows worth of material into one episode. You’ll see (or hear) why. First, we had to talk about the big tech hearings in Congress this week with our reporters who watched them (policy reporter Makena Kelly and senior reporter Adi Robertson). Hear why some members of Congress think Facebook should not launch their cryptocurrency and what Senator Ted Cruz had to say to Google. In the second half of the show, we …
  • Huawei’s new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement
    Freitag 16:27 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    Seems Hongmeng isn’t the Android replacement it’s been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system is primarily focused on industrial use. The latest report arrives courtesy of Chinese state news […]
  • Airline apologizes for tweet comparing fatality rates of different airplane seats
    Freitag 16:27 Jon Porter at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Dutch airline KLM has apologized for a tweet that explained which of an airplane’s seats are the safest. In a tweet from Tuesday that has since been deleted, USA Today reports that the company compared the fatality rates of different airplane seats, and included a caption that read “seats at the back of a plane are the safest!” “We would like to sincerely apologize for a recent update,” the company said in a followup tweet, “The post was based on a publically available aviation fact, and isn’t a @KLM opinion.” We would like to si …
  • China’s Tiangong-2 space station is officially no more
    Freitag 16:24 Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch
    Chinese space station’s Tiangong-2 has officially ended its mission, and the orbital research facility’s entire existence. The platform de-orbited and burned up as planned at just after 9 AM ET on Friday, coming down over the South Pacific Ocean, as confirmed by the official Chinese space agency. The station weighed around 9 U.S. tons at […]
  • 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette may get hybrid or electric variants, report says – Roadshow
    Freitag 16:20 Andrew Krok at CNET News
    The base Stingray hasn’t even been out for a day, but already people are looking forward.
  • After Baidu tie-up, BMW taps Tencent for autonomous driving in China
    Freitag 16:12 Rita Liao at TechCrunch
    China is BMW’s largest market, and the German automaker knows in order to capture the country’s demanding consumers, its future models must support robust autonomous driving capability. But to build it itself in China is hardly possible. The success of autonomous driving relies in part on high-definition mapping, a process that requires an expansive collection […]
  • All the news of NASA’s Artemis program, the agency’s attempt to returns humans to the Moon
    Freitag 16:00 Loren Grush at The Verge – All Posts
    The Moon | Image: NASACan NASA make it to the lunar surface by 2024? Continue reading…
  • All of the Apollo anniversary swag you can buy from dumb to fun
    Freitag 16:00 Andrew Liptak at The Verge – All Posts
    The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is upon us, and along with the history, remembrances, and tributes comes the inevitable cash-grab. A whole bunch of companies from around the world have been working to figure out how to inject a bit of moon nostalgia into their products, and while that has produced some really interesting and fun things to pick up, it means that there are some dumb ideas as well. Here are some of the worst, and best that our commercial culture has to offer. Dumb Image: Dairy Queen Food companies have been jumping at the bit to latch onto any bit of nostalgia over …
  • How podcasts grew into a multimillion-dollar industry
    Freitag 16:00 Ashley Carman at The Verge – All Posts
    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The New York Times already wants to know if we’ve reached “peak podcast,” and sometimes, yes, it seems like everybody has a show. Oprah, Shaq, reality TV stars, random friends of yours — everyone! The industry has existed for over a decade, but this year it’s been particularly buzzy, especially after Spotify announced its plans to spend $500 million on podcast-related acquisitions. Even just this week, Bloomberg reported that Apple might start bankrolling exclusive shows for Apple Podcasts, too. Podcasts are expected to generate $1 billion in revenue …
  • Virgin Orbit signs agreement to launch small satellites for the UK’s Royal Air Force
    Freitag 15:51 Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch
    Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch company backed by billionaire Richard Branson, has signed an initial agreement to develop small satellite launch capabilities for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). The deal, which is part of the RAF’s Artemis project, will see Virgin Orbit aim to launch hardware provided by Guildford, UK-based Surrey Satellites in […]
  • Instagram ‘tag cleaners’ are fighting against digital vandalism
    Freitag 15:25 Megan Farokhmanesh at The Verge – All Posts
    A group of young women and girls stand watch over one late user’s account Continue reading…
  • Instagram is now hiding photo 'like' counts in 7 countries – CNET
    Freitag 15:24 Daniel Van Boom at CNET News
    It’s just a test — for now.
  • Japanese anime studio fire kills 33, mostly women, in suspected arson – CNET
    Freitag 15:22 Sean Keane at CNET News
    Police have a suspect in custody in Thursday’s blaze at Kyoto Animation.
  • BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service
    Freitag 15:09 BBC News – Technology
    Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC’s streaming service.
  • Can you really predict the next generation of unicorns?
    Freitag 15:00 Kate Clark at TechCrunch
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.
  • Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 landing with real-time ray tracing
    Freitag 15:00 Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch
    It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, and Nvidia is using the anniversary to showing off the power of its current GPU technology. Using the RTX real-time ray tracing, which was the topic of the day at its recent GTC Conference. Nvidia employed its latest tech to make big improvements to […]
  • Lexion raises $4.2M to bring AI to contract management
    Freitag 15:00 Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch
    Contract management isn’t exactly an exciting subject, but it’s a real pain point for many companies. It also lends itself to automation, thanks to recent advances in machine learning and natural language processing. It’s no surprise then, that we see renewed interest in this space and that investors are putting more money into it. Earlier […]
  • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? – CNET
    Freitag 14:58 Dan Ackerman at CNET News
    The upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite is forcing gamers to choose between handheld-only and TV-compatible versions of the console.
  • Post-Prime Day 2019 Apple deals: 32GB iPad from $249, $20 off AirPods, Apple Watch discounts – CNET
    Freitag 14:54 David Carnoy at CNET News
    With Prime Day 2019 officially in the books, there are still some nice deals on Apple stuff.
  • If you can identify what’s in these images, you’re smarter than AI
    Freitag 14:47 James Vincent at The Verge – All Posts
    From top to bottom and left to right, these images are misidentified as “digital clock,” “lighthouse,” “organ”, “syringe,” “toucan,” “Persian cat.” Computer vision has improved massively in recent years, but it’s still capable of making serious errors. So much so that there’s a whole field of research dedicated to studying pictures that are routinely misidentified by AI, known as “adversarial images.” Think of them as optical illusions for computers. While you see a cat up a tree, the AI sees a squirrel. There’s a great need to study these images. As we put machine vision systems at the heart …
  • Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn't designed as an Android replacement – CNET
    Freitag 14:43 Sean Keane at CNET News
    Apparently it isn’t designed for phones.
  • These battery-powered security cameras keep watch without the wires – CNET
    Freitag 14:36 Megan Wollerton at CNET News
    Ditch the power adapter for one of these easy-to-install, battery-powered security cams.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 adds Loki as free release-day surprise – CNET
    Freitag 14:31 Sean Keane at CNET News
    X-Men Cyclops and Colossus will join the Nintendo Switch brawler in August, Marvel Games revealed at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Huawei 5G indecision is hitting UK’s relations abroad, warns committee
    Freitag 14:20 Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch
    The UK’s next prime minister must prioritize a decision on whether or not to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to be a 5G supplier, a parliamentary committee has urged — warning that the country’s international relations are being “seriously damaged” by ongoing delay. In a statement on 5G suppliers, the Intelligence and Security committee (ISC) […]
  • Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come true – CNET
    Freitag 14:00 Eric Mack at CNET News
    As Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.
  • How to use a spiralizer, step by step – CNET
    Freitag 14:00 Amanda Capritto at CNET News
    Plus seven delicious spiralizer recipes.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a satisfying blend of superheroes and Diablo on Switch
    Freitag 14:00 Andrew Webster at The Verge – All Posts
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order isn’t the latest superhero blockbuster. It doesn’t have a huge, emotional storyline that impacts various facets of the massive Marvel universe, one that expands on years of worldbuilding. Instead, it offers something much simpler: the chance to create the superhero team of your dreams and enjoy some deliciously mindless action. It’s been 10 years since the last Marvel Ultimate Alliance (and even longer since its predecessor, X-Men Legends), so a refresher was definitely in order. Essentially, the franchise is a Diablo-style action role-playing game, …
  • YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'
    Freitag 13:52 BBC News – Technology
    In his first interview, YouTube’s UK managing director defends the platform’s algorithms.
  • Israel's NSO: The shadowy firm behind the 'chilling' spyware used to hack WhatsApp and cloud services
    Freitag 13:50 Raf Sanchez at Technology Intelligence