We're Liveblogging Apple's 'Spring Loaded' Event Right Here

Now that we’ve had time to recover from last fall’s never-ending stream of Apple events, it’s time to get ready for… another Apple event! Today’s Spring Loaded event kicks off at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, and as always you can catch the livestream at its event page. If you’re looking for other ways to watch, don’t…

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Source: Gizmodo – We’re Liveblogging Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ Event Right Here

Polaroid Claims This Is the Smallest Analog Instant Film Camera Spitting Out Tiny Two-Inch Prints

Miniaturizing a digital camera is relatively easy because all you’re creating is digital files that sit on a tiny memory card. Miniaturizing an instant film camera? That’s a monumental task by comparison, given you have to shrink all the moving parts that expose and spit out physical prints, as well as the film…

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Source: Gizmodo – Polaroid Claims This Is the Smallest Analog Instant Film Camera Spitting Out Tiny Two-Inch Prints

Coal miners’ union lobbies for jobs in renewable energy

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Source: Ars Technica – Coal miners’ union lobbies for jobs in renewable energy

Amazon Is Opening a Hair Salon, Seriously

Atop the rubble of small independent retailers razed by 26 years of pillaging by Amazon, Amazon plans to open a hair salon. Welcome Amazon Salon: a combination augmented reality online shopping laboratory, also with barbers. Amazon has announced that the Barnes & Noble-sized flagship will open in a 1,500 square foot…

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Source: Gizmodo – Amazon Is Opening a Hair Salon, Seriously

Android 12 May Include Feature That Will Hibernate Apps You Haven't Used in a While

You probably have a bunch of apps you’ve installed on your phone but only use rarely, so to free up some extra space, it looks like Google is giving Android 12 a new feature that will automatically delete temporary files for apps you haven’t used recently.

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Source: Gizmodo – Android 12 May Include Feature That Will Hibernate Apps You Haven’t Used in a While

How to Test Drive Google Chrome's New 'Memories' Page

Google is testing a new “Memories” feature for Google Chrome that collects your browsing history, bookmarks, and other web activity onto a single, searchable page that will help you dig through your browser activity more easily.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Test Drive Google Chrome’s New ‘Memories’ Page

PayPal To Launch Local Wallet in China Focused on Cross-Border Payments

PayPal plans to set up a local wallet in China focused on cross-border payments. From a report: In January, the U.S. fintech company became the first foreign firm with 100% ownership of a payments platform in China. But until now, PayPal’s been quiet on its plans. Hannah Qiu, the China CEO for PayPal, told CNBC that the company is looking to launch a domestic wallet. But instead of it competing with the dominant players Alipay and WeChat Pay for domestic payments, PayPal will focus on cross-border payments. In a panel session hosted by CNBC at the Boao Forum for Asia in the province of Hainan in China, Qiu elaborated on the plans. “Our future business is mainly on cross-border transaction. Our value is more from overseas. In our overseas market, there are over 377 million individual users and over 20 million corporate users,” Qiu said in Mandarin remarks translated by CNBC.

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Source: Slashdot – PayPal To Launch Local Wallet in China Focused on Cross-Border Payments

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Could Have Had an Even More Ridiculous Title

When it was announced that the DC Extended Universe’s follow-up to Man of Steel would be titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, people had quite a laugh. After all, it sounded like Batman was going to sue Superman, presumably for all the manslaughter by depraved indifference he committed at the end of his debut…

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Source: Gizmodo – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Could Have Had an Even More Ridiculous Title

Google AR Search Gets Jiggy With Pac-Man, Gundam And Hello Kitty Characters

Google AR Search Gets Jiggy With Pac-Man, Gundam And Hello Kitty Characters
Sometimes you have to step back and not take life so serious, as challenging as that might be with everything going on these days. In an effort to help, Google is providing a “bit of escapism” by injecting pop culture characters into its search service, brought to virtual life on your smartphone or tablet through the wonders of augmented reality.

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Source: Hot Hardware – Google AR Search Gets Jiggy With Pac-Man, Gundam And Hello Kitty Characters

Mods Make Gaming A Better Place For Everyone

Twitter is abuzz with today’s awkwardly wrong gaming take, this time focused on modding, after disparaging thoughts about a recent Witcher 3 mod led to debate over whether modders are harming the games industry. Which leads me to present the other case: modders are not harming the games industry.

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Source: Kotaku – Mods Make Gaming A Better Place For Everyone

Leaked HTC Vive Air Concept Would Solve a Major Problem With VR Fitness

VR fitness is the future, baby! But there’s one major problem: sweat. As fun as fitness games can be, it’s less fun if sweat keeps trickling into your eyeball during an intense session, and properly cleaning a headset afterward can be annoying. All this makes the leaked HTC Vive Air intriguing

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Source: Gizmodo – Leaked HTC Vive Air Concept Would Solve a Major Problem With VR Fitness

What Time Should Your Kids Go to Bed?

Every parent knows the vital importance of good sleep—for us, yes, but especially for our kids. Adults don’t like to be exhausted but we can, for the most part, power through our day on less-than-adequate sleep. Our kids, however, cannot. Their growing bodies rely on good sleep for their mental and physical health,…

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Source: LifeHacker – What Time Should Your Kids Go to Bed?

Online Retailer Newegg Accepting Dogecoin as Payment Option

Online electronics retailer Newegg said it is now accepting dogecoin as a method of payment. From a report: Customers will be able to complete transactions using the dogecoin held in their BitPay wallet, according to an announcement Tuesday. Newegg first began accepting payments in bitcoin in July 2014. The company is now among the first retailers to accept dogecoin as payment. Further reading: Dogecoin Rips in Meme-Fueled Frenzy on Pot-Smoking Holiday.

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Source: Slashdot – Online Retailer Newegg Accepting Dogecoin as Payment Option

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event

Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event
Light the torches! It is time to find out whether Titans will once again reign supreme or if Hunters or Warlocks will rise to the challenge. Here is everything you need to know about the Destiny 2 2021 Guardian Games.

What are the Guardian Games?

The Guardian Games is a free event that is available to all players, regardless of whether

Source: Hot Hardware – Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2021 Guide: What To Know About This Epic Olympics-Style Event