Class, an edtech startup that integrates exclusively with Zoom to make remote teaching more elegant, has raised $12.25 million in new financing. The round brings Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady onto its capital table. CEO and founder Michael Chasen said that Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, approached the company […]
Apple is kicking off its Spring Loaded event, and refreshes to the iPad, iMac, and Apple TV are rumored to be on the menu, Follow our live blog for the latest.
At its Spring Loaded Event, Apple has finally announced an update to its 4-year-old premium streaming box. Here's everything you need to know.
Apple has added a new color option to the iPhone 12 lineup â a rare mid-cycle facelift for the company’s flagship product. The new color is purple, and looks like a lavender-ish pastel hue, which is in keeping with the tones on the rest of the color options on the 12 lineup, which include a […]
The fobs can be customized with engravings of characters, letters and emoji. An Hermes edition will also be available, and the regular versions will cost $29 each when they arrive on April 30th.
The Oculus Quest offers a fantastic virtual reality experience without the need for a gaming PC. These are the best Oculus Quest games available right now.
Apple's iPhone 12 will be available in purple.
Stop procrastinating on your spring cleaning. As of April 20, these are Amazon's top deals on Roomba robot vacuums, with savings of up to 40% off:
OUR TOP PICK: iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) robot vacuum with auto dirt-disposal — save $400.99
BEST BUDGET PICK: iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum — save $80.99
BEST UPGRADE PICK: iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) robot vacuum — save $400.99
BEST FOR HARD FLOORS: iRobot Braava Jet M6 (6110) robot mop — save $100.99
Nobody likes cleaning, but the more you put it off the worse it gets down the road. And instead of enjoying your summer, you're stuck inside taking care of your original spring cleaning list. But even the worst slackers don't have much of an excuse to put it off thanks to the latest robot vacuums. Read more...More about Roomba, Robot Vacuums, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
It doesn't involve robot barbers, but it will allow you to see how your new hairdo will look.
Apple today officially unveiled AirTag, its location tracking beacons that can help Apple device owners find lost items through Apple’s “Find My” application. The AirTags themselves are small, rounded tracking devices that can be attached to personal items, like purses, bags or keys. Pre-orders start this Friday, and the product goes on sale April 30th, […]
After years of increased competition from Spotify, Apple today announced its own expansion into podcast subscriptions. At the company’s spring event this afternoon, Apple unveiled its plans for a podcasts subscription service which would allow listeners to unlock “additional benefits,” like ad-free listening, early access to episodes and the ability to support favorite creators. The […]
Apple just announced its minuscule-size, attachable trackers called AirTags during its Spring Loaded event. Now you won't have trouble finding misplaced items.
Money doesn't come easily in Monster Hunter Rise. Many armor sets and weapons are expensive, so you should use this method to earn 300,000z every 10 minutes.
Back in December last year Injective Protocol, launched the testnet for its DeFi protocols for cross-chain derivatives trading, with backing from giant crypto exchange Binance. It has now raised $10 million in a âparty” funding round. Participating in the round was Pantera Capital, BlockTower, Hashed, Cadenza Ventures (formerly BitMex Ventures), CMS, and QCP Capital. Billionaire […]
New iPads, refreshed MacBook Pros, and new AirTags could make their debut at Apple's special Spring Loaded event later today.
Put your iPhone in silent mode to stop all those annoying notification sounds.
Dealing with an ant infestation is gross and frustrating—just when you think they’re finally gone, they’re back with a vengeance. If you want to rid your house of ants for good, you need to figure out where they’re coming from and what they’re eating so you can pick the right bait.
Continuing to invest in new leaders as it pursues growth in the region, Havas Media has hired Meghan Grant as chief strategy officer for North America. In the role, Grant will be based out of New York and report directly to Havas Media global CEO Peter Mears, who took on oversight of operations in North...
In a time when the creator economy is booming and social media influencers are now enjoying successful, profitable careers, bedrooms have become a common office space for young entrepreneurs. Understanding this, Simmons partnered with TikTokers and Adweek 2020 Young Influentials cover stars Charli and Dixie D'Amelio to launch a new mattress co-designed by the sisters....
Reddit is in search of input on how it should improve its search experience. The platform said in a blog post that it recently doubled the number of people working on improving search and created an entirely new team devoted to search experiences. The next steps will include: Redesigning the search results user interface from...
Omnicom Group has reported an increase in net income of 11.5% year-on-year in its Q1 earnings for 2021, despite seeing its organic growth decline 1.8% over the first three months of the year. The holding company, which owns agency networks such as TBWA, BBDO and OMG, announced net income of $287.8 million compared to $258.1...
We're looking forward to updated iPads, iMacs and perhaps even AirTags tracking tech. CNET's preshow has kicked off, ahead of the 10 a.m. PT event.
As of April 20, select Aerogarden hydroponic gardening kits are on sale on Amazon for up to 44% off:
OUR TOP PICK: AeroGarden Harvest Elite — save $79.96
BEST FOR SMALL APARTMENTS: AeroGarden Sprout — save $29.96
BEST FOR HUGE HARVESTS: AeroGarden Farm 24Plus — save $275.01
This 4/20, we're all about plants — but not necessarily the kind you associate with the stoner holiday. We're talking veggies and herbs (again, not that kind) you're able to grow right in your kitchen.
AeroGarden makes it super easy to do just that with its hydroponic systems, which are designed for use indoors with faster harvest times and way less maintenance compared to traditional gardens (i.e., you don't have to mess around with soil or be diligent with waterings). Amazon's put several of its kits on sale for up to 44% off just in time for the spring growing season — here's a quick rundown of its can't-miss deals: Read more...More about Hydroponics, Mashable Shopping, Indoor Gardening, Aerogarden, and Culture
Pigments 3 adds a new synth engine, new wavetables, four new effects and 300 new presets.
Will Mortal Kombat actually turn out...good?
Here's a fresh look at Hollywood's latest attempt to bring the arcade classic to a different kind of screen. It's the movie's opening scene and it sets up a blood feud between two of our key characters before they don the mantles that fans of the video game series know so well, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
The scene has a little bit of everything: story build-up, blood-letting, displays of fantastical power, even a look at how the movie establishes one of the game's most popular and well-known special moves. Notably absent: a layer of cheesePast attempts to turn Mortal Kombat into a filmed story have been characterized by some inherent cheesiness. But this? It just looks like a slick and violent martial arts action movie with some magical fantasy thrown in. Read more...More about Mortal Kombat, Entertainment, Gaming, and Movies Tv Shows
Zombies are a huge part of our entertainment, from classic Romero films to long-running TV dramas. Here are the seven best zombie video games for Xbox One.
Heard the term "smurf" used in online games and wondered what it means? We explain and explore this practice.
Cleaning your coffee maker might be last on your spring cleaning list. After all, the only thing that goes through it are coffee grinds, but hard water deposits and coffee oils can actually affect the mechanics of your machine and change the taste of your coffee.
The company is dramatically changing the innards of its laptops and desktops.
Turns out COVID-19 isn't the only reason going to a movie theater might be a thing of the past. That is, unless changes are made.
Not even limited edition gaming chairs are safe from the greedy hands of the scalpers out there.
The race is on to put humans on Mars â and not just for a quick visit, either. Right now, organizations like NASA and SpaceX are laying the groundwork to put a manned human outpost on the Red Planet. But what will it actually take, technologically speaking, to achieve this wildly ambitious goal? In this series, weâll explore the cutting-edge science thatâll make it possible, and take you on a tour of the technologies that will allow humans to occupy Mars long-term.
Wondering where to watch the 2021 Oscar-nominated movies? Here's where the hottest ones are streaming or can be rented or purchased.
A new Windows 10 app store could deliver major design changes and also solve the app gap problemsÂ that developers and Windows users have long complained about.
It'll only be for China and that sucks.
It'll come later this year, according to Windows Central.
This recall affects the 2020 and 2021 models with the 2.0-liter engines, though one in a hundred will require a new powerplant.
Disney's Mulan has epic battles, spectacular choreography, and beautiful sets, and they all benefited from the work of its talented visual effects team.
Lenovo listed its Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop with an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti, confirming earlier rumors that the budget GPU is releasing soon.
Pre-orders are open for the $100 Polaroid Go.
Mother's Day and Father's Day 2021 are about reunions for many Snapchatters, with the extended availability of Covid-19 vaccines prompting plans to finally meet in person again. Surveys conducted by Snap Inc. found that 75% of Snapchat users plan to celebrate their parents or extended family on Mother's Day and Father's Day, with 81% believing...
The neighborhood watch-esque social network announced it is adding an 'anti-racism notification' after years of criticism that it breeds racism.
YouTube is growing its sponsorship program, YouTube Select, ahead of what is expected to be a busy NewFronts season. The expanded YouTube Select advertising line-up will now include a quarterly slate of sponsorship options tied to events like Mother's Day in May and Black Music Month and Women's History Month in June, as well as...
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now the default business model for most B2B and B2C software startups. And while it’s been around for a while now, its momentum keeps accelerating and the ecosystem continues to expand as technologists and marketers are getting more sophisticated about how to build and sell SaaS products. For all of them, we’re […]
Take your calculating to the next level with this third-party app for your macOS.
The first humans who visit Mars will face countless challenges, but perhaps the most difficult of all will be maintaining their mental health
Apple is holding its 'Spring Loaded' virtual event at 1PM ET, and you can watch it here.
Microsoft's new cloud services program ID@Azure gives indie game developers new tools to build games for Xbox, PC or cloud.
Our child tax credit calculator uses the number and ages of your eligible kids, along with your yearly income, to estimate how much money to expect in all seven upcoming payments.
Catch&Release founder and CEO Analisa Goodin told me that she wants to help brands break free from the limitations of stock photography â and that her startup has raised $14 million in Series A funding to achieve that goal. Goodin explained that the company started out as an image research firm before becoming a product-focused, […]
From virus to smoke particles, an air purifier can help protect your home's air.
If you’re high right now, here’s a question that might cause your brain to short-circuit: Why exactly do we associate pot with 4/20? Is it the birthday of some mythological cannabis deity? Does it have something to do with the end of the semester for college kids? Or are its founders just so stoned we’ll never know?
A newly released Federal Aviation Authority claims it has no record of anything flying through the sky that night.
In addition to pre-built applications, Xilinx unveiled a starter kit for object detection that comes with a fan and interfaces to up to eight cameras.
Verizon is using its 5G network for a 5G home internet service. From plans, to coverage, to prices, here's what you need to know about Verizon 5G home internet.
Prices start as low as $280.
Here's what we know and think we know about Apple's next major operating system update, iOS 15.
Microsoft has updated Bing Search on Android to add personalized homepages.
Open-world games are among the most popular in the medium. These are the best open-world games of all-time, excluding MMO games, which have their own list.
The US Federal Trade Commission has issued a stark warning to companies using sexist and racist algorithms: hold yourself accountable — or the regulator will do it for you. An official blog post by staff attorney Elisa Jilson noted that the FTC Act prohibits the sale or use of racially biased algorithms. Jilson added that it’s illegal to use biased algorithms that lead to credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because a person receives public assistance. It’s important to hold yourself accountable for your algorithm’s performance. Our recommendations for transparency and independence can help…This story continues at The Next Web
The augmented reality hardware company is preparing to launch its next headset, CEO Peggy Johnson tells Protocol.
Microsoft seems to be getting closer to launching its Cloud PC desktop virtualization service. It also is making moves toward revamping the Windows 10 app store, according to a new report.
You can download the public beta of iOS 14.5 now. Here's what we know about the official release, and the buzzy new features it will include.
For IBM, much of the last 8 years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight quarters of negative revenue growth. So when Big Blue reported yesterday that revenue was up slightly, I’m sure the company took […]
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Alpha Skip-Ahead Xbox Insider members that enhances the Quick Resume feature on Xbox Series X|S consoles.
Premiere Pro is packed with an array of powerful video editing tools, but these are some of the most useful.
My PC's slowed way down and nothing I've tried seems to help. I heard that there's a way to reinstall Windows but am afraid to lose all my personal files and settings. Is that what 'fresh start' offers? Appreciate your advice, Dave!
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Generally, consumers tend to prefer to engage with content without advertisements, but some generations are more willing than others to shell out more dollars to avoid interruption. Research from Deloitte's annual digital media trends study found that that 48% of Generation Z and 46% of millennials would rather pay to avoid ads on streaming video...
When was the last time you used the Windows 10 app store? This new update may change that.
Find an affordable laptop for every type of student.
Ultimaker is bundling all new 3D printers with Ultimaker Essentials and launching Ultimaker Professional and Ultimaker Excellence.
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.
If you wanted an electric GLB, your wish has been granted.
It adds in some smartwatch-like functionality without going overboard.
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Kohl's revealed today a new partnership with Tommy Hilfiger to carry the brand's menswear line in more than 600 of its roughly 1,100 stores in the U.S. and Kohls.com, beginning in the fall. According to the department store's website, Kohl's currently only sells Tommy Hilfiger fragrances. The continued evolution of Tommy Hilfiger It's part of...
Audi revealed the exclusive-to-China long-wheelbase A7L at the Shanghai Auto Show, and we'll keep our A7 Sportback, thanks.
The investment landscape for insurtech startups is off to a hot start in Q2 2021.
Ramadan began April 12 and, to mark the occasion, Instagram released three new Ramadan stickers that users can place on their Stories posts. Our guide will show you how to use the Ramadan stickers in Instagram Stories. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram app on iOS. Step 1: Once you've taken or uploaded...
Amazon Alexa now helps you find nearby COVID-19 vaccination sites, and call them if you have vaccine questions.
WayUp started out as a platform to help college graduates find jobs and internships, but over time, it has increasingly focused on helping employers find diverse job candidates. And it recently introduced a new feature to help those employers see exactly where their diversity and inclusion efforts may be falling short. Co-founder and CEO Liz […]
Apple's tracking devices could arrive today. Here's everything we've heard about the rumored AirTags, which could help you find your phone, keys and other important stuff.
In this guide, we'll provide a look at how to expand your virtual desktop across multiple screens for desktops and laptops. We also explain various connectors.
Play it for free before the sequel drops -- you have until May 14 to download it.
Twitter is reining in the machines. The social network detailed its companywide Responsible Machine Learning initiative last week, saying that it is based on the following pillars: Taking responsibility for algorithmic decisions. Equity and fairness of outcomes. Transparency about decisions and how Twitter arrived at them. Enabling agency and algorithmic choice. Director of software engineering...
Microsoft's researchers studied the impact of back-to-back meetings on our brains, and concluded we need breaks.
Cannabis farm production is at an all-time high, but it's unlikely that robots will take over the process anytime soon.
The stereotypical weed farm is either a sprawling expanse of crop tended to by free-spirited stoners, or a clandestine basement operation built on information gleaned from online forums. Modern cannabis farm facilities, with their climate controlled grow rooms and automatic irrigation techniques, are a stark departure from pop culture's preconceived notions of what a weed farm looks like. Though far more clinical than its cliché predecessor, the modern cannabis farm still does the bulk of cultivation by hand. Few, if any, other agricultural spaces use human labor over that of a machine's to the degree that cannabis farms do, but the quality-driven nature of weed requires fine motor skills and age-old intuition that technology hasn't adapted to yet. Read more...More about Robots, Weed, 420, Culture, and Artificial Intelligence
For lovers of portable power, the Explorer 1500 is just about perfect.
Farshad Yousefi and Masoud Jalali used to drive through Palo Alto neighborhoods and marvel at the outrageous home prices. But the drives sparked an idea. They were not in a financial position to purchase a home in those neighborhoods (to be clear, not many people are) either for investment or to live. But what if […]
Use these apps to keep track of, and maybe even enhance, your baby's development.
In the market for a new blender or composter? Check out our top picks from the Vitamix annual Spring Sale as of April 20:
OUR TOP PICK: Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender — Save $50
BEST UPGRADE BLENDER: Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender — Save $100
BEST FOR REDUCING FOOD WASTE: Vitamix FoodCycler — Save $100
If you've had your eye on an iconic (but expensive) Vitamix blender for what seems like years, now is finally the time to grab one at a discount. As of April 20, Vitamix is running their once-a-year Spring Sale, where you can score up to $100 off blenders and more. This sale will make your dream investment blender a little more accessible. Check out our top picks below, and score our favorites (and more) from the Vitamix Spring Sale on the Vitamix website, or on Amazon. Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Vitamix, Vitamix Blenders, Culture, and Work Life
Nix under-eye circles, bags, and fine lines with these best-selling products recommended by experts.
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,…
This refurbished Dell Optiplex 980 is equipped with adequate horsepower to run demanding software and modern games at 1080p. Plus, it can be upgraded once your needs exceed its capabilities.
Apple is holding its first event of 2021 today, but don't hold your breath for an iPhone 13 announcement. Here's what we know about a release date.
From a fresh and relatable perspective, the Ask an Investor series focuses on conversations with investors in Africa – investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, private equities, venture capitalists and every other class of investors, explaining why and how these investments happen by talking to the people who make them happen. In 2010, Sam Sturm quit […]
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Having your MacBook autoconnect to familiar Wi-Fi networks can be very convenient, but sometimes you'll need to forget a network manually. Here's how.
Have you ever dreamed about the opportunity to find yourself in, say, an elevator with an investor who is open to hearing your pitch? Well, then the next episode of Extra Crunch Live is for you. If you’ve hung out with us on an ECL before, you know we start with a bit of top […]
Feel like your bandwidth is holding you back? Regardless of what device you're using, these speed tests will find out how fast your connection really is.