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 2020-03-30 16:30 

Gizmodo

ISPs Need to Just Kill Data Caps Already...

Internet usage has peaked as more folks stay at home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus—and in the UK, all major telecom companies this weekend struck a deal with the government to lift all data caps on fixed broadband services. That&#...

 2020-03-30 16:27 

BetaNews

Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365 -- a 'subscription service for your life'...

Microsoft has done a spot of rebranding today, replacing Office 365 with Microsoft 365, and introducing personal and family subscriptions. This builds on the foundation of Office 365, but improves on it and adds some useful consumer focused apps and featu...

 2020-03-30 16:25 

Gizmodo

SpaceX Rival OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy, Citing Covid-19 as a Factor...

Telecommunications firm OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy, leaving the status of its orbital internet constellation, which currently consists of 74 satellites, in doubt. The debt-stricken company said it failed to secure required funding on account of the c...

 2020-03-30 16:22 

Ars Technica

NASA officials outline plans for building a Lunar Gateway in the mid-2020s...
 2020-03-30 16:20 

Gizmodo

Van Gogh Painting Stolen Amid Coronavirus Shutdown, Museum Director 'Incredibly Pissed'...

On Monday, a Dutch museum announced that a painting by Vincent Van Gogh was missing after thieves broke into the building in an early-morning raid. Lentetuin, painted by Van Gogh in the spring of 1884, was on loan to the Singer Laren museum, which closed ...

 2020-03-30 16:20 

Gizmodo

Astrophysicist Gets Magnets Stuck in His Nose While Trying to Invent Face-Touching Alarm...

Men on the forefront of scientific discovery do not fear risking life and limb, be it drinking the vomit of a sick man or dosing themselves with LSD. One astrophysicist followed in their footsteps in the name of covid-19 health research and ended up with ...

 2020-03-30 16:18 

Ars Technica

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 2020-03-30 16:15 

Gizmodo

Where to Get a Laptop Under $300 Right Now...

If you're a student who has suddenly found themselves attending classes remotely, or a person stuck working from home for a company reluctant to provide equipment, it goes without saying that you'll need a reliable computer. Whether you need a new...

 2020-03-30 16:03 

Android Central

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor lets you explore fabled Blackreach...

Our old stomping grounds.What you need to knowThe Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr launched a while back on consoles and PC.The expansion adds a new region and brings back dragons.The next chapter of the game takes you to Skyrim and lets you explore Blackrea...

 2020-03-30 16:02 

Android Central

Buy a $100 Google Play gift card, score a free $10 Best Buy gift card...

Over at Best Buy, you can snag a free $10 Best Buy gift card when you buy a $100 Google Play gift card. If you're already paying for a bunch of subscriptions through Google Play every month or if you buy a lot of apps, games, and in-app purchases, thi...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

Hackaday

Laser Artistry Hack Chat...

Join us on Wednesday, April 1 at noon Pacific for the Laser Artistry Hack Chat with Seb Lee-Delisle!It's hard to forget the first time you see a laser light show. A staple at concerts starting in ......

 2020-03-30 16:00 

Android Central

Here are the best cheap smart LED light bulbs you can buy...

Arguably the easiest way to smarten up your home is with a smart light bulb. All you need to do is unscrew your existing traditional bulb, replace it with a smart one, download the app, connect, and voila! You can control the bulb from your phone, or even...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

Gizmodo

Big Leak Reveals the OnePlus 8's Design and Specs Ahead of Launch...

Recently, OnePlus has started hyping up its next big phone—the OnePlus 8. And now, a big leak has just revealed a ton of critical info about the design and features of OnePlus' next flagship handset....

 2020-03-30 15:56 

GeekWire

Redfin sells $110M of stock to Durable Capital Partners amid COVID-19 crisis...

Redfin is getting some financial support as the Seattle real estate company navigates through the COVID-19 crisis. The company sold $110 million of stock to Durable Capital Partners, a year-old investment firm led by Henry Ellenbogen, a longtime Redfin ba...

 2020-03-30 15:55 

TechCrunch

Facebook commits $100M to support local news orgs hit by COVID-19 crisis...

Facebook announced this morning that it will be offering another $100 million worth of support to local newsrooms that are trying to cover the COVID-19 pandemic, while that same pandemic is dealing a major blow to their bottom lines. The company says the ...

 2020-03-30 15:53 

Tech Times

COVID-19 Medical Supplies Shortage Update: White House Receives Medical Essentials From China...

Will China's contribution be enough?...

 2020-03-30 15:53 

IEEE Spectrum

Programmable Material Could Speed Production of Photonic Integrated Circuits...

The advance could lead to a new era of reconfigurable photonic devices...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

The Register

UK civil service has a new boss: Alex Chisholm dubbed permanent secretary for the Cabinet Office...

Set to replace John Manzoni on 14 April, but no word on the new chief digi officer John Manzoni permanent secretary for the Cabinet Office and CEO of the UK civil service who had an agenda to introduce more digital services has been replaced with Alex Chi...

 2020-03-30 15:52 

Tom's Hardware

AMD Ryzen 4000 Gaming Laptops Start At $930...

Asus and MSI laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors are now listed at Amazon, Newegg and Best Buy....

 2020-03-30 15:52 

CNET

This $99 Staub Dutch oven is perfect for all of your bread-baking projects...

The showstopper is more than 75% off right now....

 2020-03-30 15:50 

The Verge

This fingerprint-verified smart lock can be foiled by a magnet...

YouTuber LockPickingLawyer found that Tapplock's flagship One Plus device could be opened using just a powerful magnet. The company responded and said it's working to find a fix....

 2020-03-30 15:50 

CNET

Microsoft's Office 365 is now Microsoft 365, a 'subscription for your life'...

The tech giant is adding more features to its decades-old office software to entice you to pay monthly to use it....

 2020-03-30 15:49 

Android Central

Meet our new favorite affordable Chromebook: the Lenovo C340-11...

The best Chromebook is one anyone can pick up and run with, and Lenovo's latest handles life on the go with grace and pep.Lenovo knocked it out of the affordable ballpark last year with the Lenovo Chromebook C330, a glittering white Chromebook that I&...

 2020-03-30 15:49 

Mashable

Not all memory foam pillows feel like a rock — these are the ones to try...

We don't know who needs to hear this, but you don't have to live with the wrong pillow....

 2020-03-30 15:37 

Android Central

Disney+ can now bundle with Hulu Live TV...

You don't need to jump through hoops in order to get the kind of bundle you want anymore.When it launched in November, Disney Plus (Disney+) offered a monthly bundle with ESPN and basic ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 per month, but you couldn't upgr...

 2020-03-30 15:36 

Ars Technica

Court: Violating a site’s terms of service isn’t criminal hacking...

Courts have struggled to interpret the vague Computer Fraud and Abuse Act....

 2020-03-30 15:36 

ZDNet

Microsoft to rebrand some Office 365 commercial plans as 'Microsoft 365'...

Just when you thought you had a handle on what Microsoft 365 is, Microsoft is changing some (but not all) of the branding around it....

 2020-03-30 15:33 

Engadget

OnePlus will reveal its new phones on April 14th...

OnePlus hasn't been able to keep a lid on its 8 series phones -- numerous details and photos have leaked over the past week. According to the spec sheets, the company has put most of its focus on the Pro model, which will feature wireless charging an....

 2020-03-30 15:31 

The Next Web

Studies of racist algorithms don't break anti-hacking law, court rules...

A federal court has ruled that research into racist algorithms doesn't breach the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a controversial anti-hacking law...

 2020-03-30 15:31 

ZDNet

Microsoft outlines more new features coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser...

Microsoft is readying several new capabilities for its new Edge browser, including a password monitor and vertical tabs....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

TechCrunch

Microsoft Teams is coming to consumers -- but Skype is here to stay...

Microsoft today announced that later this year, it will launch what is essentially a consumer version of Teams, its Slack-like text, audio and video chat application. Teams for your personal life, as Microsoft likes to call it, will feature a number of to...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

TechCrunch

Microsoft Edge is getting smart copy and paste, a password monitor and vertical tabs...

Microsoft today announced a ton of new features for its productivity apps, but it also used today's release to highlight a few new features that are coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser in the near future. Most of these are pretty straightforward...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Hackaday

Designing Printed Adapters For Power Tool Batteries...

Unless you're particularly fond of having multiple types of batteries and chargers, you'd do well to make sure all your portable power tools are made by the same company. But what do you do if there's......

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Digital Trends

Microsoft runs your office. Microsoft 365 Personal can run your family, too...

Can Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family organize your personal life?...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Digital Trends

The best office chairs for 2020...

Working from home? Check out our picks for the best office chair, whether you want it basic or luxurious....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

TechCrunch

Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans...

Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to consumers. Office 365, which has long been the brand for the company's subscription service fo...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Digital Trends

Office 365 becomes Microsoft 365, adds features and the power of AI...

New features bring the power of AI to Office -- and aim to help families function...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

The Register

BT providing free meals to coax its healthy customer support staff back into office as calls rocket amid pandemic...

We need to get people's nans on WhatsApp BT has begun asking contact centre employees to return to work as it grapples with an increasing number of customer calls resulting from the UK-wide lockdown.......

 2020-03-30 15:30 

The Verge

Microsoft aims to win back consumers with new Microsoft 365 subscriptions...

Microsoft is rebranding Office 365 to Microsoft 365 for consumers and adding some new features. The new subscriptions include a family safety app, a consumer-focused Microsoft Teams app, and AI improvements to the Office apps....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

CNET

Microsoft's Skype sees massive increase in usage as coronavirus spreads...

People are turning to Skype and other internet chat apps as the pandemic forces social distancing....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Engadget

Microsoft's Family Safety app combines screen time and location tracking...

With the latest 365 rollout, Microsoft has introduce a new mobile app designed to help parents keep track of their kids (and each other) both online and in real life. Microsoft Family Safety can not only watch your kids' screen time, but also share t....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

Engadget

Office 365 is turning into Microsoft 365 as it moves into your life...

Microsoft wants you to think about its Office 365 subscription service in a whole new light. So on April 21st, the company is renaming the service to "Microsoft 365," as it adds more AI and cloud-powered tools to make you more productive. The pric...

 2020-03-30 15:30 

ZDNet

Microsoft rebrands Office 365 consumer subscriptions to M365; adds more new features for same price...

Microsoft's Office 365 consumer subscriptions are getting a makeover, plus some new features around Teams, Family Safety and Excel aimed at consumers....

 2020-03-30 15:30 

CNET

New Microsoft Edge helps with passwords, reading, research, copy and paste...

Microsoft wants everybody to use its browser, not just businesses....

 2020-03-30 15:26 

BGR

Coronavirus USA: Grocery shopping and food cleaning tips...

Shopping for food and even ordering online can be stressful at this time, as the novel coronavirus outbreak is out of control in many countries around the world. Experts from the CDC and FDA have m......

 2020-03-30 15:25 

Engadget

Saudi Arabia may be spying on its citizens via US mobile networks...

Data shared by a whistleblower suggests Saudi Arabia may be using a weakness in mobile telecom networks to track its citizens in the US, The Guardian reports. The data shows that over a four-month period, Saudi Arabia's three biggest mobile phone com....

 2020-03-30 15:22 

ZDNet

Coronavirus: From startups to supercomputers, how tech is trying to help tackle COVID-19...

Governments around the world have called on the help of the technology industry. Here are a few of the projects in the works....

 2020-03-30 15:21 

Mashable

11 harmless April Fools' Day pranks, if you need a little fun to brighten your day...

Times aren't normal, but you can still have a little fun....

 2020-03-30 15:21 

Mashable

Sam Neill is the daily motivation we badly need during social distancing...

One day he'll teach you about wine, the next he'll read you a poem....

 2020-03-30 15:20 

Wired

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For...

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