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June 26, 2019

Israeli workforce will not ship a second spacecraft to the Moon

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL has announced that it will abandon plans for a second moonshot after a crash landing in its original mission earlier this spring. At the time, the company said it would make a second attempt to land on the Moon, but a tweet from its official Twitter account today say that the team will instead continue to build the spacecraft Beresheet 2 for a different objective.
June 26, 2019

How to identify the perfect offers throughout Amazon Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019, the two-day shopping extravaganza held exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers, starts Monday, July 15th at 12AM PT / 3AM ET, and ends on July 16th at 11:59PM PT / 2:59AM ET. There will be thousands of deals to check out across every product category on Amazon’s massive online storefront, and some of these discounts will be the best you’ll see until Black Friday.
June 26, 2019

Detecting deepfakes by trying carefully reveals a method to defend in opposition to them

Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to manipulate financial markets or to destabilize international relations, videos depicting people doing and saying things they never did or said are a fundamental threat to the longstanding idea that “seeing is believing.” Not anymore.
June 26, 2019

I’ve by no means liked Tom Hanks greater than watching him butcher this 2009 CES keynote intro

It’s June 25th, and we here at The Verge have already begun getting CES emails in preparation for the best time of the year. (To be clear, that time of year is in January.)
June 25, 2019

How to Watch ‘Big Brother’ Online: Weekly Episodes, Live Feeds and More

Big Brother 2019 is here! With the launch of America's most dramatic, strategic summer reality show comes a hectic schedule, constant spoilers and live action available to stream anytime. Hardcore fans of the show already know the ins and outs of streaming the series anywhere, whether on the couch or on the go.
June 25, 2019

California Senator Undeterred by NCAA Threat Over Bill Allowing College Athletes to Sign Endorsement Deals

Undeterred by the possibility California athletics could be barred from NCAA championships, a state legislator is moving "full steam ahead" with her bill that would allow college athletes to profit financially from their name and likeness.
June 25, 2019

Here’s how mouse help may change the best way you employ your iPad

When Apple announced iPadOS earlier this month, no-one from the company made mention of a major new feature: mouse support. Apple no doubt has good reasons for wanting to keep people focused on the touch interface, but the ability to use a mouse has the potential to completely change how people get things done on the iPad Pro. Here’s how it works, and here’s how to get started.
June 25, 2019

Original USB plug wasn’t reversible as a result of being low cost was extra vital

The Universal Serial Bus standard came into being more than 20 years ago, ushering in the USB era, which has been defined by two things: a common, ubiquitous standard for connecting peripherals to PCs, and the daily annoyance of trying to plug things in the right way. USB co-inventor Ajay Bhatt has talked to NPR recently, as spotted by Boing Boing, and given some background on why the plug took the form that it did and what its creation was intended to achieve.
June 25, 2019

Owen Labrie was launched from jail

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate as part of game of sexual conquest called “Senior Salute” was released from jail Monday.
June 25, 2019

How to obtain the iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 public betas

iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, and tvOS 13 are available in public beta, and you can download and install them now. The process for installing each is a bit different, but we’ll walk through what’s new and how to get the new software on your device.