Google Maps has a fake business listing problem

Google Maps is overrun with fake business listings and phone numbers that reroute to competing businesses, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/20/18693144/google-maps-fake-business-listings-investigation-report

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Comcast is bringing Amazon Music to Xfinity X1 and Flex

Amazon Music might be coming to a TV near you soon. Comcast is bringing the music streaming service to Xfinity X1 over the next few weeks. It says it’s the first time you’ll be able to access Amazon Music on a TV via a pay-TV provider.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/20/comcast-amazon-music-xfinity-x1-flex/

What Dropping 17,000 Wallets Around The Globe Can Teach Us About Honesty

So picture this: You’re a receptionist at, say, a hotel. Someone walks in and says they found a lost wallet but they’re in a hurry. They hand it to you. What would you do? And would that answer be different if it was empty or full of cash?

Continue Reading . . . https://www.npr.org/2019/06/20/734141432/what-dropping-17-000-wallets-around-the-globe-can-teach-us-about-honesty

Apple recalls older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro over battery concerns

Apple is recalling some older generation 15-inch MacBook Pros over a battery risk, the company announced Thursday. MacBook Pro, not the recent models that have USB-C or Touch Bar. Apple says that other MacBooks, including the 13-inch Pro from the same time period, are not at risk.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-recalls-older-generation-15-inch-macbook-pro-over-battery-concerns/

Latest iOS beta prompts you to unsubscribe when uninstalling apps with paid subs

Apple has added a warning in iOS 13 beta 2 that appears when you try to uninstall an app which still has an active subscription. “Do you want to keep the subscription for this app?” the message reads, before giving you a link to manage your Apple ID subscriptions.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/18/18683357/apple-ios-13-beta-2-app-uninstall-manage-subscription-scam

Microsoft considering a dedicated Office key for keyboards

Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The additional key would provide additional keyboard shortcuts for Office apps, including the ability to quickly share documents and files.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/18/18683333/microsoft-office-key-keyboards-support

The Hunger Games is getting a prequel next year, set 64 years before the first book

Suzanne Collins is bringing back The Hunger Games, with the author announcing a new prequel novel that takes place 64 years before the events of the first book in the series, set for release on May 19th, 2020. The time period isn’t one we know much about from Collins’ existing trilogy.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/17/18681873/the-hunger-games-prequel-64-years-first-book-suzanne-collins-release-date

MIT’s new robot can identify things by sight and by touch

For humans, it’s easy to tell how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching it, but this can be a big challenge for machines. Now, a new robot developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is attempting to do just that.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/17/robot-identify-sight-touch/

Target’s registers suffered a nationwide outage

Target can’t quite escape its technical woes, apparently. The retail giant’s registers suffered a roughly two-hour nationwide outage in mid-day on June 15th, preventing customers from making purchases (including in self-checkout lines) right before Father’s Day.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/16/target-cash-register-outage/

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Copic Markers

So you want to get into Copic art markers? Well, this beginner’s guide is a great place to start! You’ve probably drew with Crayola markers before but now it’s time to join the big leagues. Here’s a list of what’s covered in this guide.

Continue Reading . . . http://www.thecuriouslycreative.com/topics/the-complete-beginners-guide-to-art-markers/copic-markers/

Ultimate Fountain Pen Accessory Kit Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a FREE Luxury Accessory Kit. The Hanger Project + Goulet Pens have partnered together to offer this amazing prize that contains over $2,000 of rare and essential accessories that every true gentleman needs. This kit includes: Visconti Homo Sapiens Fountain Pen Visconti 40ml Bottled Ink Visconti Travel Inkwell Frank Clegg Alligator Pen Case Hanger Project Ebony Double-Sided Garment Brush Maglia Francesco Imperial Cotton Travel Umbrella $250 Hanger Project Gift Certificate

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Monzo launches its ‘bank of the future’ in the US

British mobile-only bank Monzo is making its way across the pond to the US today. Valued at more than $1 billion, Monzo has gradually been growing its customer base in the UK and recently hit 2.2 million customers.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/13/18677298/monzo-bank-us-launch-date-availability

Google’s login chief would rather you use Apple’s sign-in button than keep using passwords

Apple shook up the world of logins last week, offering a new single sign-on (or SSO) tool aimed at collecting and sharing as little data as possible. It was a deliberate shot at Facebook and Google, which currently operate the two major SSO services.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/12/18662594/google-login-apple-sso-account-security-passwords-mark-risher

Samsung is working on a rollable phone display, because the foldable one worked so well

Samsung still has the consumer tech world waiting to see if the company will actually make good on its ambitious plan to launch a foldable smartphone, something it had planned to do on April 26 and scuttled at the last minute because of a slew of problems that showed up in review units.

Continue Reading . . . https://bgr.com/2019/06/11/new-samsung-phone-design-patent-rollable/

Two-for-One: Chickenpox Vaccine Lowers Shingles Risk in Children

Health organizations recommend children receive the varicella vaccine at one year old to protect them against chickenpox, but the vaccine appears to have another benefit: it cuts the risk of shingles, a painful and potentially debilitating rash caused by the reactivated chickenpox virus, by more tha

Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/two-for-one-chickenpox-vaccine-lowers-shingles-risk-in-children/