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Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare. They’re using new technology and better positioning of resources in a bid to keep small ...

Alex Trebek honoured with Geographical Society grant program for emerging explorers

The late Alex Trebek, who began his career at the CBC and went on to host the iconic game show Jeopardy for 37, is being honoured with a grant program for emerging Canadian explorers, scientists, educators and photographers.

Google is finally doing something about Google Drive spam

You can now block people in Drive. It's still woefully inadequate, but it's something.

Former Trump inaugural chairman Tom Barrack's bond set at $250 million by federal judge

Barrack and two co-defendants face federal charges of lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates without registering as foreign agents.

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode and then exit later

Safe Mode is a Windows 10 troubleshooting feature that starts your computer with most of its nonessential features disabled.

Gunfire prompts Biden's UN ambassador to abruptly leave Haitian president's funeral

"The presidential delegation is safe and accounted for in light of the reported shootings outside of the funeral," the White House said.

Janet Yellen says Treasury is prepared to pay the US's bills to prevent 'irreparable harm' to the economy as GOP balks at raising debt ceiling

McConnell threatened this week to not support raising the debt ceiling. Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz told Insider "we will not negotiate over it."

SOSV partners explain how deep tech startups can fundraise successfully

'In deep tech, it's essential to think about founder-investor fit. And what we mean by this is understanding why an investor is even in VC in the first place.'

3 signs the labor shortage could end soon - and one major sign that it won't, according to UBS

UBS found that even as retirements are peaking and job openings continue to rise, the labor shortage might persist because of those pesky bottlenecks.

Growth marketing roundup: TechCrunch Experts, creative testing and how to nail your narrative

Growth marketer Maya Moufarek: "It’s all about simplifying your strategy into something that is digestible, memorable and applicable.”

Here's what you'll find inside a turtle's shell

A turtle's shell is part of the reptile's skeleton, and it protects some of the strangest features in the animal kingdom. Here's what's inside.

Two Googlers offer a tour and coding demo of Fuchsia OS

Despite having officially launched earlier this year, there’s still quite a bit of mystery around Google’s next operating system, Fuchsia. To help explain the most important details, two Googlers have shared a video tour and Q&A with much of what you might want to know about Fuchsia ...

Rivian raises another $2.5B, pushing its EV war chest up to $10.5B

Rivian announced Friday that it has closed a $2.5 billion private funding round led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. Third Point, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Dragoneer Investment ...

Ring’s new Video Doorbell is down to one of its lowest prices yet at $45 (Save 25%)

B&H currently offers the latest wired Ring Video Doorbell for *$44.99 shipped*. Normally fetching $60, like you’ll pay Amazon right now, today’s offer amounts to one of the very first price cuts we’ve seen and marks the second-best value to date. Ring’s recent wired Video Doorbell ...

Intel’s latest Beast Canyon NUCs support full-size GPUs with up to 8-core i9 CPUs

It’s that time again — Intel just refreshed its NUC lineup of mini PCs with 11th Generation processors. Simply NUC already has two units available for pre-order, including models that have the 11700B and 11900KB processors with up to eight cores and 16 threads. What’s new this generation? ...

Best Android app deals of the day: Lumino City, FRAMED 2, Lichtspeer, Tempest, more

It’s Friday afternoon and that means it’s time to gather up all of the best Android game and app deals to take into the weekend with you. Alongside the wide-ranging Best Buy event we are also now tracking some Android-centric Black Friday in July deals to sit alongside everything else ...

LG’s updated high-tech face mask with built-in air purifiers and voice amp releases next month

We have new details on the high-tech LG face mask that was initially unveiled last year. Known as the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, it packs in air filters and fans as well as voice amplification and more to provide users an arguably more effective solution than a typical paper and ...

Apple Music brings its spatial audio and lossless streaming to Android

It takes a really specific consumer to buy an Android phone, yet use Apple Music. But the small overlap in that venn diagram may be getting bigger. Last month at WWDC, Apple unveiled a free update for Apple Music subscribers that added lossless audio streaming and spatial audio with support for ...

Plans for largest US solar field north of Vegas scrapped

OVERTON, Nev. (AP) — The push to transition from carbon-emitting fuel sources to renewable energy is hitting a roadblock in Nevada, where solar power developers are abandoning plans to build what would have been the United States' largest array of solar panels in the desert north of Las ...

Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet's interior

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles published this week, scientists reported that the ...

Cuisinart launches new laser-equipped 2-in-1 Infrared and Folding Probe Thermometer

If you love preparing food but despise having a bunch of different contraptions, the new 2-in-1 Cuisinart Infrared and Folding Probe Thermometer could be worth picking up. As its name implies, this unit combines two functions into a design that collapses when the probe is not in use. This ...

Mate X foldable 750W eBike touts a 75-mile range at $300 off, the lowest price of the year

Wellbots is currently offering the Mate X Foldable 750W E-Bike for *$1,999 shipped*. Normally fetching $2,299, you’re looking at $300 in savings with today’s offer beating our previous exclusive mention by $50 in order to mark the best price of the year. Mate X arrives with a rugged build ...

Sen. Chuck Schumer is demanding accountability from UPS after more than 100 AP exams of high school students never made it to the College Board for grading

Nearly 50 students from Starpoint High School wrote a letter to Schumer asking him to demand action from UPS or reimburse them for the lost exams.

NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

Europa could hold aquatic alien life in a vast underground ocean. NASA has finally set a date with SpaceX to launch a spacecraft there to find out.

Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott inspires HIPAA memes on social media after COVID vaccine reply

Social media users quickly corrected Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after he cited a privacy law that only applies to medical settings.          

Companies were fined $1 million after officials said a poultry plant leak that killed 6 employees was 'entirely avoidable'

Officials said the firms "failed to implement any of the safety procedures necessary to prevent the nitrogen leak" or give workers live-saving advice.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players get free access to Multiplayer, Zombies mode till this date

Call of Duty: Back Ops Cold War has announced to offer the game for free from July 22, 2021. Call of Duty: Back Ops Cold War is offering players with an opportunity to try out the Multiplayer and Zombies mode for free. The offer is valid until July 29. The free trial announcement comes ...

A Senate panel just took a step closer to requiring women to register for the US military draft

A defense policy bill calls for amending "the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service."

8 of the best places to buy men's T-shirts, from everyday basics to performance undershirts

T-shirts may seem basic, but some are just better than others. We've rounded up the best T-shirts in 2021 from brands like Everlane and Uniqlo.

SEC charges California man with running a micro-cap stock fraud scheme that targeted retail investors

According to the SEC's complaint, Charlie Abujudeh fraudulently sold a number of microcap stocks to retail investors between August 2019 and September 2020.

Churchill Capital shareholders approved the SPAC's merger with Lucid Motors after CEO Michael Klein appealed directly to retail investors

Churchill Capital has been a popular SPAC stock with retail investors, though likely less so after falling 63% from its February peak of $64.84.

Score $90 off ASUS’ 14-inch 64GB Chromebook, now $179 shipped

Walmart is offering the ASUS 14-inch 1.1GHz/4GB/64GB Chromebook for *$179 shipped*. That’s $90 off the going rate found at retailers like Sam’s Club, undercuts Amazon’s $200 sale price for the downgraded 32GB model, and beats the lowest offer we have tracked for this configuration by $20. ...

Didi has fallen a stunning 52% since its US IPO as China's crackdown pummels the ride-hail giant

Shares of US-listed Chinese companies are taking a beating as Beijing ramps up its security probe of the country's tech firms.

Apple Watch SE tracks your fitness without a phone thanks to built-in cellular at $290

Amazon is offering the Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS + Cellular in multiple styles for *$289.99 shipped* with the final price reflecting at checkout. For comparison, it has a list price of $329 and today’s deal comes within $1 of the 2021 low that we’ve tracked. You’ll find that the Apple ...

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