Lyft will add NYC subway and bus directions to its app

20th July 2019

Lyft is adding New York City subway directions to its app in the latest bid by the ride-hailing industry to make peace with public transportation. The rollout of transit directions in the app will take place over the next several weeks, according to Bloomberg. With the update, Lyft’s app will show users subway stations and bus stops, as well as docks for Citi Bike, the bike-share system owned by the…

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Nasa’S Daunting To-Do List For Sending People Back To The Moon

19th July 2019

Ahalf-century after landing the first humans on the Moon, NASA is looking to put people back on the lunar surface, but this time the agency has an even more ambitious deadline to meet. The goal is to send humans back to the Moon by 2024, a mere five years from now. NASA has a whole lot more hardware to develop this time — which leaves many wondering if such an…

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YouTube cracks down on stream-ripping sites that pirate music

19th July 2019

YouTube has caught the attention of a high-level congressional office interested in its copyright-protection practices, an inquiry that comes as the massive video site cracks down on stream ripping, a type of music piracy. Stream ripping swipes audio tracks off YouTube videos and spits them out as MP3 downloads. The office of the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, reached out to Google late last week…

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You Should Update Your Sprint Password Right Now

18th July 2019

Sprint customers, change your account password right away—especially if you own a Samsung device. As originally reported by ZDNet, Sprint informed its customers that a major security breach took place on June 22. Hackers used an as-yet-undefined vulnerability on a promotional Samsung website to obtain Sprint customer information. Sprint has yet to disclose how many accounts were implicated or how long the information was accessible, so it’s unclear just how…

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Make Sure Your Driver’s License Can Get You Through Airport Security in 2020

18th July 2019

The REAL ID act is scheduled to fully go into effect until October 1, 2020. That means that, depending on the state you live in, next year your driver’s license may no longer be acceptable identification for getting through airport security. Some states’ licenses are already compliant, but not all When REAL ID was passed, it was controversial—some people objected that it could amount to an unconstitutional national ID card,…

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Nintendo trademarks a mysterious new feature that may be related to the Switch

17th July 2019

Nintendo Switch-related leaks have been coming fast and furious these days, as the beloved gaming giant preps a smaller, more affordable version of the console launching later this year as the Nintendo Switch Lite. You can check out our report on the Switch Lite here, but it now seems Nintendo has something else up its sleeve related to the Switch that we might hear more about in the coming months….

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Why You Should Never Book Your Flight And Hotel At The Same Time

17th July 2019

When it comes to booking vacations, have we been doing it wrong all this time? For many of us, planning a vacation typically means choosing a destination, doing some research, comparing prices, and then reaching for a credit card. Once we’ve got our ducks lined up in a row, we go ahead and book our flights and hotel. A significant percentage of travelers always buys a package that bundles the…

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Food Delivery Via Drones May Be Closer Than You Think

16th July 2019

In the restaurant space, delivery is unquestionably here to stay. It won’t look like it does now in the next year or so, however, especially as operators start negotiating down fees and competition yields to some consolidation. The foodservice delivery category will also most certainly include next-iteration driverless vehicle and drone models. The latter won’t be so much a Jetsons-type scenario with flying objects cluttering the sky, but rather an…

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CVS eye drops added to nationwide recall because they may not be sterile

16th July 2019

Select over-the-counter eye drops and ointments sold at CVS have been recalled over concerns the products may not be sterile. New York-based Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. issued a voluntary recall for CVS Health-branded products following its recent recalls of drops of Walgreens and Walmart store brand products and Perrigo prescription ointments. According to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, there are 30 different products and various…

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Disney Shutting Down FX Plus Subscription Service

13th July 2019

The FX Plus subscription service is shutting down — another casualty of Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets, and a move coming as FX’s content is set to get funneled into the Disney-controlled Hulu service. FX Plus will no longer be available after Aug. 20, 2019, according to a notice on the service’s website. Initially launched two years ago with Comcast, FX Plus offered subscribers to the…

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Hulu finally brings back 4K streaming after killing it last year

13th July 2019

There are pros and cons to all of the myriad streaming services currently available, but of all the missing features of the most popular services, none are more baffling than the lack of 4K streaming on Hulu. It is hard to imagine one of Netflix’s most successful rivals failing to have such basic functionality, but in early 2018, Hulu removed the option to stream content in 4K from its service…

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming—here’s what you need to know

11th July 2019

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. At long last, it’s back. No, I’m not talking about Stranger Things (although the latest season is pretty awesome, let’s…

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