/Technology/ Last Updated: Mon, Jun 21st, 2021 @ 5:15pm EDT

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Beth Elderkin

Legends of Tomorrow’s Latest Melted My Heart With Star-Crossed Cuties

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has had its share of wacky shenanigans this season. Talking candlesticks, an intergalactic sing-off, and the alien burger sauce episode that we are not going to talk about. But it’s also been about love, and in “Back to the Finale: Part II,” Sara (Caity Lotz) and Ava (Jes Macallan) took that…

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Dharna Noor

American Airlines ‘Unprecedented Weather’ Excuse for Canceling Flights Into July Sounds Suspect

With vaccination rates for covid-19 on the rise, U.S. airlines are seeing a surge in demand. Yet American Airlines has already or will soon be canceling hundreds of flights. The airline is blaming recent “unprecedented weather” that has led to hundreds of flight cancelations through mid-July. The reality, though, is a…

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The Verge

Mitchell Clark

TikTok will let creators add mini apps to videos

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TikTok is announcing a new feature that will let users embed mini apps, called Jumps, into their videos. For example, if someone is making a cooking video, they could embed a link to the recipe app Whisk, which would allow viewers to pull up a recipe sheet inside of TikTok with the tap of a button. The feature is currently being tested, with only a select group of creators having the ability to embed a Jump into their videos, but TikTok says it will be rolling out the...

The Verge

Sean Hollister

Microsoft will build native Xbox games for the cloud, and the woman behind Portal will lead

On February 1st, I shed a tear for the future of gaming, when Google decided it would no longer fulfill its promise to build games specifically for the cloud. But Microsoft is about to take up the torch: the company has hired former Google Stadia design director Kim Swift, best known for Valve’s hit game Portal, according to an interview with Polygon.

“Kim is going to build a team focused on new experiences in the cloud,” Xbox Game Studios publishing head Peter Wyse told...

Mashable

Miller Kern

Start your summer reading with these Prime Day Kindle deals

Best Prime Day Kindle deals:

BEST BUDGET E-READER: Kindle — $54.99 (save $35)

BEST FOR READING BY THE POOL: Kindle Paperwhite — $79.99 (save $50)

BEST FOR READING IN BED: Kindle Oasis — $184.99 (save $65)

BEST FOR YOUNG READERS: Kindle Kids Edition — $64.99 (save $45)

Summer is a good time to slow down and actually tackle that reading goal you set for yourself way back in January. If you want to have your entire reading list in one place, you should get a Kindle. Then take that...

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Mashable Video

An autonomous delivery robot could drop off your next pizza order — Strictly Robots

Nuro is an autonomous delivery startup that uses self-driving vehicles to transport packages instead of people. Read more...

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Dylan Haas

Best Prime Day Xbox deals: Where to get a Series S, plus discounts on games and more

PlayStation fans aren't the only gamers having a great past few months — Xbox has also launched two next-gen consoles in the Xbox Series X and Series S, as well as a slew of fantastic games to go along with them. Add Xbox Game Pass into the mix, and you have one of the best deals you can get in gaming.

SEE ALSO: Best Prime Day gaming deals: Save on games, accessories, and more

Whether you have one of Xbox's new machines or are still rocking with the Xbox One or One X, this year's Prime...

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Leah Stodart

Amazon beats Best Buy's deal on this 82-inch TV with an extra $100 credit

Save $302 and get a $100 credit: Amazon is offering the 82-inch Samsung TU6950 Series 4K TV for $302 off plus a $100 credit via email for Prime Day. This brings the TV to $1,097.99.

Big-screen 4K TVs aren't as expensive as they used to be. Even so, an 82-inch TV for around $1,000 is pretty wild. 

Prime Day 2021 makes it possible: Amazon is offering the 82-inch Samsung 6950 Series 4K TV from 2020 for $1,197.99 — and to pull ahead of Best Buy and Samsung.com, which are also offering that...

TechCrunch

Taylor Hatmaker

Twitch suspends two popular female creators over sexy ASMR streams

Popular Twitch streamers Amouranth and Indiefoxx are the two latest casualties of Twitch’s ongoing battle to enforce its own confusing rules around sexually suggestive content.

Both creators were suspended following ASMR streams that pushed the bounds of Twitch’s community guidelines forbidding content that isn’t quite sexual in nature but is still too risqué for a platform deeply self-conscious about its advertising business. The Amazon-owned company declined to comment on the length...

TechCrunch

Alex Wilhelm

What does Red Hat’s sale to IBM tell us about Couchbase’s valuation?

The IPO rush of 2021 continued this week with a fresh filing from NoSQL provider Couchbase. The company raised hundreds of millions while private, making its impending debut an important moment for a number of private investors, including venture capitalists.

According to PitchBook data, Couchbase was last valued at a post-money valuation of $580 million when it raised $105 million in May 2020. The company — despite its expansive fundraising history — is not a unicorn heading into its...

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Jess Grey, Gear Team

23 Best Gaming Gear Deals for Prime Day 2021: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox

Amazon's big sale event is here, and it's hot out. Let's build an indoor oasis with these video game peripherals.

Wired Top Stories

Louryn Strampe, Gear Team

25 Prime Day Deals for Your Post-Vax Summer Adventures

Seeking some safe fun in the sun? Head outside with deals on speakers, luggage, and more.

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Tom McKay

Amazon Trashes Millions of Products a Year at Just One Warehouse: Report

E-commerce titan Amazon destroys millions of items a year at just one of its fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom, according to an ITV report published on Monday.

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Dell Cameron

Cops Got Freebies to Sell Ring Doorbell Cameras

Los Angeles police officers who convinced their colleagues to purchase products from Amazon’s home security company, Ring, received compensation in the form of free and discounted Ring products, an arrangement that LAPD appears to deny violated any rules against officers accepting paid endorsements.

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Isaac Schultz

Hubble Space Telescope Takes Another Look at 'Weird' Galaxy That Seems to Lack Dark Matter

In 2018, a team of astronomers reported that a galaxy appeared to have no dark matter, the invisible, mysterious stuff that is known only from its gravitational effects. The team’s work was met with skepticism, but now, they’ve doubled-down on the hypothesis after additional observations of the galaxy using the Hubble…

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James Whitbrook

Steven Spielberg's Pretty OK With Netflix Now

Steven Spielberg has had an intriguing character arc as of late. He caused a little drama a few years ago for his purported belief that movies made for Netflix that get theatrical award season runs shouldn’t qualify for Oscars. Then he worked with Apple TV and whatever the hell Quibi was. Now, the lauded filmmaker has…

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Lucas Ropek

CCTV Company Uses 'Virtual Supervisors' to Spy On and Yell at Convenience Store Workers

A security company is offering businesses a very unique surveillance service: the voice of God. Well, not really. Actually, it’s just some contractor from India but the net effect—a booming, omniscient in-store narrator—is the same.

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The Verge

Adi Robertson

An NFT of Jay-Z’s first album has sparked a record label lawsuit

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Roc-A-Fella Records (RAF), co-founded by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, has sued fellow co-founder Damon Dash for allegedly hawking a non-fungible token of Jay-Z’s 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt.

The lawsuit claims Dash partnered with platform SuperFarm to auction an NFT of Reasonable Doubt, following a well-trodden path of selling art ownership via NFT. It quotes a purported SuperFarm press release calling the sale “one of the most significant NFT...

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Brandon Widder

The best Prime Day 2021 Apple deals

Amazon Prime Day is an event — understandably — dedicated to all things Amazon, with substantial discounts on a range of Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle devices, as well as a time-sensitive smorgasbord of deals from both well- and little-known manufacturers. Apple is one of them, and while the company still charges a premium, Prime Day 2021 is a chance to save on an Apple Watch, a new MacBook, or a pair of AirPods, among other products.

Below, we’ve gathered the best Apple deals...

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