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Jun 16, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Poshmark is moving beyond fashion to sell home goods

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 16, 2019 - Commerce platform Poshmark is launching a new Home market today, allowing users to sell home decor products like wall art, bedding, bath, and storage organization. It’s the first time that Poshmark, which lets users buy and sell new and used clothes on the site and its iOS and Android app, has expanded past its fashion and makeup categories. The Home market joins other markets like Women, Men, Kids, and Boutique where users can browse featured. [more...]

Jun 16, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Elizabeth Warren says US antitrust chief should recuse himself from investigating Google and Apple

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 16, 2019 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling for the head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Google and Apple, saying lobbying work he did for the companies raises ethics concerns. In letters to the head of the division, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, as well as to Justice Department ethics officials, Warren says Google paid Delrahim about $100,000 in 2007 to lobby for the company’s. [more...]

Jun 16, 2019 6:20 AM ET

NASA administrator says ‘nothing has changed’ after Trump’s tweet about the Moon and Mars

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 16, 2019 - NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claims “nothing has changed” after President Trump seemed to question the space agency’s plans to return humans to the Moon in a tweet last week. While speaking at NASA Glenn Research Center, Bridenstine argued that the Moon is still a valuable proving ground for the eventual goal of getting to Mars, which is what the president was trying to say. “Some people have tried to read more. [more...]

Jun 16, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Uber’s air taxis will resemble really nice helicopters on the inside

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 16, 2019 - Uber has shown off what it wants the insides of its flying taxis to look like for the first time. The company debuted a reference design for the vehicles it believes will eventually power a service called “Uber Air” at the third annual Elevate conference, which is all about flying taxi tech. Many of the designs Uber has toyed with for its air taxi service resemble more advanced helicopters, so it’s unsurprising that the. [more...]

Jun 15, 2019 10:40 AM ET

How and when to cancel your Netflix, Prime Video, and other video subscriptions

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2019 - If your streaming subscriptions are piling up and feel like they’re digging into your bank account more and more every month, it might make sense to take a break from the ones you don’t watch regularly. The good thing about Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and others is that there’s no contract or obligation involved, and you can come and go as you please. You can also sample networks that you haven’t. [more...]

Jun 15, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Amazon’s Restaurants delivery service is shutting down

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2019 - Amazon will wind down its Amazon Restaurants delivery service in the US at the end of this month, reports GeekWire. Combined with its closure in London last year, this means that Amazon’s Uber Eats rival will officially be no more. “As of June 24th, we will discontinue the Amazon Restaurants business in the US,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to GeekWire. Amazon Restaurants initially launched in Seattle back in 2015, before expanding to. [more...]

Jun 15, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Opera made a ‘gaming browser’ that lets you control CPU usage

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2019 - For E3 this year, Opera is releasing what it’s calling the “world’s first gaming browser,” a version of Opera that’s been customized to appeal to gamers. It’s a silly conceit, but there are actually some smart changes in here that could win over anyone who’s serious about customizing every element of their PC. The real highlight of the new browser, named Opera GX, is a panel that lets you set limits on. [more...]

Jun 15, 2019 6:10 AM ET

A starfighter pilot awakens in an unwelcome future in this excerpt from Velocity Weapon

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 15, 2019 - In her latest novel, Velocity Weapon, Megan E. O’Keefe takes up the story of a military pilot named Sergeant Sandra Greeve who is fighting in an interstellar war in the distant future and is shot down during a battle. When she wakes up, she discovers that she was rescued by an autonomous spaceship called The Light of Berossus (which calls itself Bero), and has been placed in suspended animation for two. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Lyft is rebranding its bikeshare service and launching new electric bikes

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Lyft is launching new electric-assist bicycles for its Bay Area bikeshare programs and giving them a new name. Instead of Ford GoBike, the program is now called Bay Wheels. The move comes less than a week after Lyft sued San Francisco to maintain what it says is an exclusive contract to operate bike-share programs in the city. Lyft says that its new ebike has some new features: “pedal assist for the. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 10:20 AM ET

Samsung’s updated A-series phones are coming to the US, starting at $179.99

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Samsung is bringing three of its new mid-range handsets, the Galaxy A50, A20 and A10E, to the US this summer. Pricing for the phones start at $179.99 for the A10E, $249.99 for the A20, and $349.99 for the A50. The A50 will be available on June 13th, with the release of the A20 and A10E to follow “in the coming weeks.” With its higher price point, the Galaxy A50 unsurprisingly. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Beyond Meat upgrades its burger with better marbling and complete protein

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Starting this week, Beyond Meat is selling a new “meatier” version of its Beyond Burger that the company says is a source of complete protein and both looks and tastes more like real meat. The new burger uses a combination of coconut oil and cocoa to imitate the look and taste of “marbling,” the white, fatty specks you get in meat that contribute to its rich flavor. The burger also. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 9:50 AM ET

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s next characters are Dragon Quest XI’s hero and Banjo-Kazooie

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - The steady wave of new fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues, and this time, the Nintendo Switch game is getting some Dragon Quest flavor. At its E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation today, the company revealed that the next DLC character for the game will be Dragon Quest XI’s unnamed hero. (He’s referred to simply as “hero” in the trailer.) The Akira Toriyama-designed protagonist will join an ever-growing cast, which most recently added Joker from. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel is getting a turn-based strategy game on the Switch

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Not long ago, we got our first look at Netflix’s prequel to Jim Henson’s classic film The Dark Crystal. Now comes something much more surprising: the movie is getting a game tie-in in the form of a turn-based strategy game for the Switch. Called Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, the game was revealed this morning at Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation. It looks just as you’d imagine based on the title: players control squads. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 9:30 AM ET

Radiohead officially releases stolen OK Computer studio sessions to avoid ransom

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Radiohead has released the 18 hours of OK Computer studio sessions that leaked last week, making the tracks officially available to fans who can now enjoy the deep, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album while still supporting the band. In an email posted to Twitter announcing the release, lead guitarist and keyboardist Jonny Greenwood elaborated on the situation: “We got hacked last week - someone stole Thom’s minidisk archive from around the time of. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 9:20 AM ET

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Switch launches in September

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - One of Nintendo’s most anticipated games finally has a release date. At its E3 2019 presentation today, Nintendo revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakeningwill debut on the Switch on September 20th. First announced back in February,Link’s Awakening is a remake of the 1993 Game Boy classic of the same name. A new trailer released today not only gives a better look at the adorable visuals, but it also provides a few. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 9:10 AM ET

The Witcher 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - CD Projekt Red’s open-world classic The Witcher 3 is going portable. Today, Nintendo revealed that the game, which first launched in 2015, will be available on the Switch later this year. It’ll be a “complete edition,” so players will get access to the base game as well as the handful of subsequent expansions. The Witcher 3 joins a growing list of older games that are finding new life on Nintendo’s portable / console hybrid, including. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 8:50 AM ET

Samsung’s Space Monitor solves the big monitor problem

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Yes, it just comes with a fancy monitor arm Big monitors are great for many obvious reasons. They let you spread your digital workspace out across a larger area and magnify details to make them easier to see at a comfortable distance. Curved ultra-wide monitors provide an immersive experience by surrounding you with a screen. Once you’ve spent any amount of time working on a large screen, it’s hard to. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 8:40 AM ET

HTC staggers on with a pair of forgettable midrange Android handsets

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - HTC has announced a pair of new smartphones for the Taiwanese market, the HTC U19E and HTC Desire 19 Plus, indicating there’s still a little life left in the company’s once dominant smartphone division. The HTC U19E is powered by a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, flanked by 6GB of RAM and a 3,930mAh battery, and has a dual camera setup on its rear consisting of a main 12-megapixel camera with a 20-megapixel. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 8:30 AM ET

Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch is delayed until March 2020

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Nintendo had some bad news at its E3 2019 presentation: Animal Crossing’s debut on the Switch has been pushed back until next year. This morning, the company revealed that the new game, called Animal Crossing: New Horizons, will now launch on March 2nd, 2020, as opposed to its original 2019 date. “We must ask you to wait a little later than we thought,” the company said in a statement. On the plus. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 8:20 AM ET

Nintendo is working on a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Nintendo has announced that it’s working on a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch, in a surprise announcement at the end of the company’s E3 presentation. The news was accompanied by a short teaser, which showed the return of the iterations of both Link and Zelda from the previous title exploring a cave, before encountering what looks a whole lot like the corpse of. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Ten state attorneys general are suing to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - A group of 10 state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, is filing a multi-state lawsuit to block the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint while the US Justice Department’s decision looms. “When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” James said. “The T-Mobile and Sprint merger would not only cause irreparable harm to mobile subscribers nationwide by cutting access to affordable, reliable wireless service for. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 7:30 AM ET

A computer virus has thrown Philadelphia’s court system into chaos

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Since May 21st, a virus has shut down Philadelphia’s online court system, bringing network access to a standstill. The problems started unexpectedly: suddenly, no one could seem to access the system to file documents. “It wasn’t working,” says Rachel Gallegos, a senior staff attorney with the civil legal aid organization Community Legal Services. “I thought it was my computer.” As Baltimore deals with a devastating malware attack, the Philadelphia court shutdown. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 7:20 AM ET

AI is worse at identifying household items from lower-income countries

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Object recognition algorithms sold by tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, perform worse when asked to identify items from lower-income countries. These are the findings of a new study conducted by Facebook’s AI lab, which shows that AI bias can not only reproduce inequalities within countries, but also between them. Algorithms were up to 20 percent less accurate in lower-income households In the study (which we spotted via Jack Clark’s Import AI. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Facebook will pay you to let it track what you do on your phone

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Facebook will once again begin paying people to monitor how they use their phone through a new app called Study. The app will monitor which apps are installed on a person’s phone, the time spent using those apps, the country you’re in, and additional app data that could reveal specific features you’re using, among other things. Facebook says it won’t see any specific content, however, including messages, passwords, and websites you visit. Study’s. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 6:50 AM ET

Facebook will help blood drives in the United States reach willing donors

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Starting June 12, when someone in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, or Washington, DC indicates on Facebook that they would like to be a blood donor, nearby blood centers will be able to send them notifications for local blood drives. The feature is intended to help blood centers address chronic and seasonal shortages in their blood supplies. Image: Facebook While everyone in the US is now able to. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Uber says it will start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Uber’s plans to start delivering fast food by drone in San Diego this summer are nearly coming to a head, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company has been discussing the possibility of trials here since last May, but the report reveals fresh details about the project. Deliveries will not be made to customers’ houses, says Bloomberg, but instead, will be sent to “designated safe landing zones” where Uber couriers will unload the package by. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 6:30 AM ET

SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast this morning

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Update June 12th, 11:20AM ET: Despite heavy fog obscuring the view of the launchpad, SpaceX successfully launched and deployed all three RADARSAT spacecraft into orbit this morning. After takeoff, the company also landed the Falcon 9 on the California coast amid the heavy fog. Original story: This morning, SpaceX is set to launch its sixth Falcon 9 mission of 2019 out of southern California, sending three identical Canadian satellites into orbit. After. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 6:20 AM ET

Uber’s new shared scooter is bigger, tougher, and stops faster

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Uber has previewed a second-generation version of the Jump electric scooters it rents out in cities around the world. The new scooter looks mostly similar at a glance, bathed in day-glo red with “Jump” written in big, white block lettering. But this new scooter is bigger and made with a more durable frame. It also has bigger wheels for a more stable ride, and better brakes. Uber says the new scooter will. [more...]

Jun 14, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Amazon’s new Echo Dot Kids Edition comes in blue or rainbow colors

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 14, 2019 - Amazon is refreshing its line of Echo speakers geared toward kids with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. The new Kids Edition is based on the third-generation Echo Dot released last fall and comes with all of the improvements of that model, such as much better sound quality and a nicer design. Instead of coming with add-on bumpers, like the previous Echo Dot Kids Edition, the new model is available in either frost. [more...]

Jun 13, 2019 11:50 AM ET

Transport app Citymapper gives up on reinventing the bus

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 13, 2019 - Transport app Citymapper is reliably, even admirably inventive, but not all its experiments work out. Today, the company announced it’s shutting down its hybrid bus and taxi service, previously known as Smartbus, then SmartRide, and then, simply, Ride. Ride was always a confusing experiment, available only in Citymapper’s home city of London. It started with a pair of buses in 2017, which serviced routes that the company’s data said were underserved by public transit.. [more...]