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Apr 4, 2020 1:40 PM ET

GM is working with Honda to build two new electric vehicles

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 4, 2020 - Steve Fecht for Genreal Motors General Motors and Honda are joining forces to develop two new electric vehicles, the companies announced on Thursday. They’ll have Honda nameplates but will be built using GM’s newly announced flexible EV platform with its Ultium-branded improved battery packs. Honda will design the exteriors and interiors of the new EVs, while the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s specifications, the companies say. They will be. [more...]

Apr 4, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Masks may be good, but the messaging around them has been very bad

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 4, 2020 - Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Public health agencies are losing trust, which may be hard to win back First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that only health care workers and people who were sick needed to wear masks. Now, the White House is reportedly backtracking on that advice, and it may recommend that everyone wear face coverings when they’re out in. [more...]

Apr 4, 2020 7:10 AM ET

Why Amazon got out of the Apple App Store tax, and why other developers won’t

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 4, 2020 - Apple needs Amazon to help its TV ambitions Apple and Amazon very, very quietly unveiled a monumental app deal this week, without fanfare or, sadly, much in the way of transparency. Out of nowhere, buttons to buy or rent movies appeared in the Amazon Prime Video app. It’s difficult to express how strange this is: for over a decade, Apple has stuck to the rule that all digital goods sold in iOS apps must use. [more...]

Apr 4, 2020 6:40 AM ET

Brydge Pro Plus review: an almost awesome iPad laptop

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 4, 2020 - A good effort, but Apple’s Magic Keyboard looms The Brydge Pro Plus has both great and terrible timing. Originally conceived as a niche product to leverage iPadOS’ janky-but-somewhat-useful pointer support, the Pro Plus’ trackpad suddenly looked a lot more practical once Apple vastly improved the feature with this month’s unexpected release of iPadOS 13.4. Now, the iPad-plus-Brydge-keyboard combination can be more laptop-like than ever. Brydge’s problem, however, is that Apple also announced its. [more...]

Apr 4, 2020 6:10 AM ET

Lyft is offering free e-scooter trips to health care workers fighting COVID-19

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 4, 2020 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lyft will provide free electric scooter rides to essential workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While most scooter-sharing programs in the US have temporarily ceased operations in response to the pandemic, Lyft is still operating scooters in a handful of cities, and the company wants to support the transportation needs of health care workers and others on the frontlines of the crisis. Lyft. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 2:10 PM ET

A third prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket bursts on the test stand

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Image: Screengrab from LapPadre livstream A third prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, Starship, broke apart during a pressure test at the company’s test site in Boca Chica, Texas. Early this morning, the test vehicle crumpled and then collapsed in on itself after it had been filled up with super cold propellant, according to a video live stream recorded by locals in the area. It’s yet another very visible test failure. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 12:55 PM ET

Facebook Messenger desktop app launches for Windows and Mac

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - It includes a dark mode option, too https://www.facebook.com/messenger/videos/237772287272154/ Facebook Messenger finally has its own desktop app, making it easier to message and video chat with friends and family from your computer. The app, which is now available on the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store, lets you message friends and start video calls, just like on the mobile and web versions. It also includes a dark mode, which Facebook has been rolling out as. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 12:40 PM ET

Amazon executives privately insulted a warehouse worker, then attacked him on Twitter

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After firing Chris Smalls, who helped organize a warehouse worker strike at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York facility over novel coronavirus safety, Amazon executives publicly attacked him on Twitter. Now we might know why. Leaked meeting notes obtained by Vice News lay out a plan for executives to smear Smalls and make him the focus of the company’s effort to discredit a growing labor movement inside the company.. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 12:10 PM ET

SoundCloud now lets artists add a direct donation button to their page

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge SoundCloud has introduced a new donation button artists can add to their profile to help offset the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative provides an additional way for fans to directly support acts on SoundCloud as live concerts and festivals are indefinitely postponed in many portions of the world. To add the button to your SoundCloud artist page, click “Edit,” and then. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 11:10 AM ET

Automated tool can find 100 Zoom meeting IDs per hour

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An automated tool developed by security researchers is able to find around 100 Zoom meeting IDs in an hour and information for nearly 2,400 Zoom meetings in a single day of scans, according to a new report from security expert Brian Krebs. Security professional Trent Lo and members of SecKC, a Kansas City-based security meetup group, made a program called zWarDial that can automatically. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 10:40 AM ET

Epic Games reveals new mobile game Spyjinx in collaboration with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Games

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Image: Epic Games Fortnite creator Epic has revealed a new mobile game developed in collaboration with J.J. Abrams’ game development company Bad Robot Games, a spinoff of his production studio Bad Robot that was formed back in 2018 with funding from Epic investor Tencent. Abrams previously collaborated with Epic to debut a trailer ofStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker within Fortnite. The title, called Spyjinx, is an espionage and secret agent-themed action adventure game that appears to. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 10:10 AM ET

Instacart to provide face masks for workers as part of COVID-19 safety kit

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Grocery delivery company Instacart says it will provide its full-service shoppers with health and safety kits days after some workers walked out over a lack of protection during the COVID-19 health crisis. The kits, which workers can request through an Instacart website starting next week, will contain a reusable cloth face mask, hand sanitizer, and a thermometer. Face masks will also be provided to in-store shoppers at certain retail. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Zoom is showing how to respond to criticism the right way

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sometimes it takes years of criticism to get a company to do the right thing. Every once in a while, it can happen overnight. Wednesday night was such a night. After a series of investigative reports, blog posts, and Twitter threads examining Zoom’s design practices and security features, CEO Eric S. Yuan said the company would pause the development of new features and devote all. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 9:10 AM ET

Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for restaurants

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for customers who want to contribute some extra cash to their favorite restaurant to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Uber also plans to match every contribution dollar-for-dollar up to $3 million to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, with an additional $2 million donation also going to the fund. Uber says that 100 percent of customer. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 8:40 AM ET

Marvel is making some of its comics free while we’re all stuck inside

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Image: Marvel Marvel is offering a selection of free comics through its Marvel Unlimited subscription service until May 4th, providing a source of much-needed entertainment for the legions of us currently stuck at home. The comics can be accessed via Marvel Unlimited’s Android or iOS apps, or via its website, without the need to enter any payment info or start a trial subscription. There’s a good selection of free comics available, and there are some stories in. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 8:25 AM ET

Nordic challenger bank Lunar adds €20M to its Series B

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Lunar, the Nordic challenger bank that started out life as a personal finance manager app (PFM) but since acquired a full banking license last year, has extended it Series B round with an additional €20 million in funding. It brings the Series B total to €46 million, having disclosed €26 million in August last year. The Series B extension is led by Seed Capital, with participation from Greyhound, Socii, and Augustinus. In. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 8:10 AM ET

Apple Store leaks 4.7-inch ‘iPhone SE’ name

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone is likely to be announced imminently and looks set to be called the iPhone SE. A Belkin screen protector is currently live on the Apple Store and listed for the iPhone SE as well as the 8 and 7, matching reports that the new phone would feature a similar design to those models. Earlier today 9to5Mac reported the iPhone SE name,. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 7:40 AM ET

A handful of Sonos speakers and soundbars are on sale today

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Dealmaster also has a Humble charity bundle, Bose headphone refurbs, and more. Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice little sale on new Sonos speakers and soundbars. The deals take $50 off the Sonos One, Sonos One SL, and Sonos Beam, bringing the speakers down to $149, $129, and $349, respectively. This ties the lowest prices we've seen for the One and One SL and marks the biggest discount we've seen for the. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 7:40 AM ET

Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders — and which aren’t

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Sampling of data from US report. | Image: Google Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post early Friday morning, Google announced the release of its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports. The reports use data from people who have opted in to storing their location history with Google to help illustrate the degree. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 7:10 AM ET

NBC will broadcast IndyCar’s virtual replacement races on TV

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Image: IndyCar / iRacing NBC is joining Fox in televising online sim racing in the absence of real-world races during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The network and IndyCar announced on Wednesday that the second race of the open-wheel racing series’s virtual replacement season, which features star drivers competing on the iRacingplatform, will be broadcast on NBC Sports network on Saturday, April 4th, at 2:30PM ET. IndyCar says it’s currently not sure if the race will. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 6:40 AM ET

AT&T appoints former Hulu chief as new WarnerMedia CEO ahead of HBO Max launch

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - HBO Max is key to the future of AT&T’s entertainment empire, which helps explain why former Hulu chief Jason Kilar was just named WarnerMedia’s next CEO. Although Kilar will oversee all of WarnerMedia — which encompasses Warner Bros., Turner, and HBO — when he takes over on May 1st, there’s an emphasis on HBO Max. In a statement, AT&T COO John Stankey specifically points out that Kilar’s experience with the direct-to-consumer. [more...]

Apr 3, 2020 6:10 AM ET

Apple Card holders can skip April payments without accruing interestApple Card holders can skip April payments without accruing interest

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 3, 2020 - Image: Apple Apple and Goldman Sachs have allowed Apple Card users to defer their March 2020 credit payments due to the financial impact that the coronavirus is having on many people. According to Bloomberg, Apple has extended the grace period through April, letting its cardholders defer the payment this month. There’s one simple step to take in order to be eligible. Just open the Wallet app on your iPhone, then message a support representative. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 1:15 PM ET

B&H Apple deals on new Macbooks, AirPods, and more

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - If you’ve had your eye on any piece of Apple tech lately, look no further. B&H has special Apple deals right now, with savings on almost everything except for iPhones and the wildly expensive Mac Pro. That means you can save on everything from the Apple Watch to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and everything in between. The savings are so wide-ranging that it’s tough to know exactly where to start. If you’re on the hunt for. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 1:10 PM ET

Lenovo, Razer debut gaming laptops with fresh Intel and Nvidia chips

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - enovo and Razer today both announced new gaming laptops alongside partners Intel and Nvidia. In addition to sharp designs, these new mobile gaming platforms feature the latest Core H processors from Intel and RTX GPUs from Nvidia. Here’s what sets these machines apart. See also: Best gaming laptops Lenovo Legion Lenovo has two gaming laptops on offer, the Legion 7i and Legion 5i. The biggest differentiator between the two lines is the extent. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 1:10 PM ET

Call of Duty games can depict Humvees without a license, says judge

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - A New York judge has ruled that publisher Activision isn’t infringing trademark by featuring Humvees in its Call of Duty series. The decision, handed down yesterday, is a mark in favor of game developers depicting actual military equipment to create a sense of realism. Humvee maker AM General sued Activision in 2017, claiming Call of Duty players were “deceived into believing that AM General licenses the games.” Activision denied the claim, saying it had a First. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 1:05 PM ET

At least the OnePlus 8 series won’t cost more than $1,000

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - The OnePlus series of phones have generally delivered a more affordable flagship experience than the likes of Samsung‘s high-end devices. But there are fears that the latest devices might see a price hike owing to their 5G nature. Now, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has told Business Insider that the upcoming OnePlus 8 series won’t cost more than $1,000. We don’t get more granular details, so for all we know, the OnePlus 8 Pro could theoretically retail for $999.99 and still be. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 1:00 PM ET

Here are all the apps that are compatible with OnePlus 8’s frame-boosting chip

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - OnePlus previously confirmed back in January that an MEMC chip was coming to the OnePlus 8 series, boosting 30fps content to 120fps. Now, CEO Pete Lau has revealed the supported apps and content on Weibo, and it’s not a bad start. You can check out the list below for all the supported apps. Amazon Prime Video BiliBili Hotstar iQiyi MX Player Netflix OnePlus Gallery app Tencent Video VLC Youku YouTube We also get a. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 12:55 PM ET

Honor 9X Pro review: Fatally flawed

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - Positives Impressive performance for the priceRapid and reliable fingerprint readerAll-day battery Negatives Crippled by lack of Google servicesPainfully slow chargingUnderwhelming cameras Bottom Line 9X Pro by Honor Discounting the middling camera performance, the Honor 9X Pro is a compelling overall package as far as hardware is concerned. However, the lack of Google services makes it incredibly hard to recommend Honor's latest budget phone.   Huawei’s US trade ban has loomed large over. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 12:45 PM ET

Asus’ ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a gaming laptop with two screens

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - A machine for multitasking gamers It’s a big day in the mobile-computing world. Intel has unveiled its new H-series chips, Nvidia has announced its RTX Super GPU lineup for mobile devices, and just about every major laptop manufacturer is introducing new laptops incorporating that hardware. But Asus is releasing something unlike anything else that’s hitting shelves today: the Zephyrus Duo 15. Asus says that this is the first dual-screen laptop. [more...]

Apr 2, 2020 12:40 PM ET

Panasonic worker at Tesla’s NY factory tested positive for COVID-19

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 2, 2020 - Image: Tesla A Panasonic employee at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York tested positive in March for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to internal emails obtained by The Verge. It’s the fourth known employee at Tesla’s US facilities to test positive for COVID-19, following one at the Gigafactory in Nevada, and two office workers in California. It’s unclear when the worker received the positive test results, but. [more...]