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CNET NewsJul 20, 2024
Today's NYT Mini Crossword Answers and Puzzle Help for July 20
Here are the answers for the NYT Mini Crossword for July 20.

CNET NewsJul 20, 2024
Social Security Payment July 2024: When Will You Get Your Money?
The last Social Security payments for the month of July are headed out. We'll let you know when you can expect your check.

PC World Latest NewsJul 20, 2024
It's only $39.97 to get Microsoft Office for life

Stop paying monthly for software you can get for life. Instead of paying the recurring cost of a Microsoft 365 Subscription, you can get a lifetime license to Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows for $39.97 (reg. $219). 

This license gives you unlimited access to the full Office Pro 2021 suite of apps with no recurring costs. That includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams (free version), OneNote, Publisher, and Access. Each app can be installed on one PC one time. 

Keep in mind, this license is different from a Microsoft 365 subscription. You don't have to pay for your apps every month, but the tradeoff is they're slightly older

Washington Post TechJul 19, 2024
After massive IT outage for airlines and health care, officials see signs of recovery
Microsoft said it was aware of an issue impacting Windows running CrowdStrike technology. American Airlines, United and Delta grounded flights.

Microsoft-CrowdStrike Outage Causes Chaos for Flights, Hospitals and Businesses Globally (CNET News)

Wired NewsJul 19, 2024
The Global CrowdStrike Outage Triggered a Surprise Return to Cash
The event caused chaos at airports, grocery stores, and Starbucks outlets.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Best Prime Day Deals Under $25 Still Live: Snatch Up Savings on Tech, Health, Games and More
We've found some great deals under $25 that are still going strong, but they won't be around forever.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Today's NYT Connections Hints, Answers and Help for July 20, #405
Here are some hints — and the answers — for Connections No. 405, for July 20.

EngadgetJul 19, 2024
Twitch restores former President Trump's Twitch account
Twitch has confirmed that former president and current Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's three-year ban on the gaming stream platform has been reversed. A statement from Twitch confirmed the news about the status of Trump's ban from the platform.

"We reinstated former President Trump's Twitch channel," the statement read. "We believe there is value in hearing from Presidential nominees directly, when possible. Trump is now the official Republican nominee for US President."

The Amazon-owned platform first issued a temporary suspension on President Trump's account in 2020 for violating its hateful conduct and harassment policies and restored it two weeks later. Twitch disabled the account following the Jan. 6 riot on the US Capitol in 2021 due to "the current extraordinary circumstances and the President's incendiary rhetoric" before issuing

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
150 Best Prime Day Deals Still Available: Snag These Last Remaining Deals and Save Hundreds on Ninja, Apple, LG, Samsung and Other Top Brands
We may be two days out from Amazon Prime Day, but there are still dozens of deals up for grabs on everything from tech accessories to TVs to small appliances and more. Here are the best deals still available, for now -- but they're running out fast, so don't wait too long.

Get an Apple Watch SE 2 for an Impressive $170 With This Extended Prime Day Deal (CNET News)

EngadgetJul 19, 2024
Samsung is freezing Galaxy Buds 3 Pro shipments amid quality control issues
Samsung has temporarily shut down Galaxy Buds 3 Pro shipments. With memories of its flaming hot (and not in a good way) Galaxy Note fiasco eight years ago, the company is halting the earbuds' launch while "urgently assessing and enhancing" the product's quality control, according to a statement shared with Engadget and Android Authority, which first published the news.

Some users who received the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro before their July 24 launch reported that their ear tips tore easily. Considering how often they may need to remove and replace tips to find their ideal fit, material prone to ripping could have led to atrocious PR and an expensive recall had the company let the launch proceed as planned.

Samsung's website has added a new release date of August 28, although it's unclear if that's a soft placeholder or a new hard target. In addition, the Galaxy Buds 3 Pro Amazon listing has been pulled altogether.

You Can Still Snag Some Sweet Prime Day Savings on Apple Products With These 36 Deals (CNET News)

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Today's Wordle Hints, Answer and Help for July 20, #1127
Here are some hints, and the answer, for Wordle No. 1127, for July 20.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Prime Day Deals Under $10 Still Available: Last Chance on 56 Dirt Cheap Must-Buys
Prime Day is over, but you can still snatch up tons of thrifty discounts on everyday essentials, tech gadgets, home goods and more.

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Best MagSafe Accessories for iPhone in 2024
Here are our handpicked best MagSafe and magnetic iPhone accessories available on the market, ranging from phone stands, power banks, car mounts, MagSafe wallets and more.

Flight Delayed? Track the Status of a Flight Directly From Your iPhone's Text Messages (CNET How To)

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Air Travel Delays and Flight Cancellations: How to Avoid Them and Get Money Back When They Happen
There's not much worse than missing a plane trip. Learn how to minimize the risk and how to get compensated when canceled.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Microsoft Outage: CrowdStrike Update Affects Flights, Hospitals and Businesses Globally
Ongoing issues from the outage wreaked havoc across the medical and travel industries, with flights and medical procedures canceled and delayed due to a faulty cybersecurity update.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Today's NYT Strands Hints, Answers and Help for July 20, #139
Here are some hints, and the answers, for the July 20 Strands puzzle, No. 139.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
How to Fix Your Windows PC Affected by the CrowdStrike 'Blue Screen of Death'
If the CrowdStrike crash is affecting your Windows PC, the security company has a fix.

What caused the Windows outages affecting flights, companies around the world (Washington Post Tech)

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Vacuum Sealing Certain Foods Could Make You Sick. Here Are 7 to Avoid
Vacuum sealing keeps the air out and the food fresh but certain foods don't take well to this practice.

Wired NewsJul 19, 2024
Why the Global CrowdStrike Outage Hit Airports So Hard
The aviation industry is optimized within an inch of its life. A bad software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike took down computers running Microsoft Windows—and a cascade of airports with it.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Samsung Delays Galaxy Buds 3 Pro Launch Over Quality Control, Report Says
Samsung's new earbuds, which compete with Apple's AirPods Pro, will take longer getting to store shelves.

Yahoo TechnologyJul 19, 2024
Brazil air traffic control not affected by global outage, but some flights delayed

PC World Latest NewsJul 19, 2024
How to find lost gadgets (and avoid losing them)

Coming home from a recent vacation, my wife left her phone at airport security. After a frantic race back from the gate, we were able to get the phone back without issue, along with a tip from the agent who was holding onto it: Put an emergency contact on the lock screen, so whoever finds your phone knows who to call.

There are actually a bunch of ways to do this, which I'll explain shortly. But the incident also brought to mind a broader point about how to deal with lost or stolen devices, both before and after the fact. If you have any trips coming up, it's worth taking a few minutes to know your options.

This column first appeared in Advisorator, Jared's tech advice newsletter. Sign up to get more tech tips every week.

iPhone users: Set up Family Sharing If you're traveling with a partner and both of you have iPhones, setting up Family Sharing lets you use Apple's Find My app to play a sound, enable "Lost Mode," or remotely trigger a factory reset on the other person's devices. (Family Sharing also has other benefits, like being able to share some subscriptions.)

Set it up under Settings Your Name Family Sharing, or view Apple's documentation for more details. Family Sharing alone does not share your device's location with family members. If you want to do that, head to Settings Your Name Find My, then enable "Share My L

SlashDotJul 19, 2024
Nigeria Fines Meta $220 Million For Violating Consumer, Data Laws

SlashDotJul 19, 2024
Bangladesh Is Experiencing a 'Near-Total' Internet Shutdown Amid Student Protests

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Amazon Brings the M2 MacBook Air Down to Its Lowest Price Yet With Final Prime Day Deals
One of Apple's most popular laptops is now $799, and with possible extra savings these ongoing Prime Day deals are hard to beat.

ResearchBuzzJul 19, 2024
Dog and Cat Skulls, Hurricane Beryl, Google Docs, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 19, 2024
NEW RESOURCES Animal researchers develop digital dog and cat skull database. "The ELTE Eötvös Loránd University is home to the skulls of more than 150 dog breeds and other animals. To […]

Yahoo TechnologyJul 19, 2024
Bangladesh Deploys Army, Issues Curfew Amid Deadly Protests

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
The Apple Watch Series 9 Is Still Available With Ongoing Prime Sales at Just $280
The Ultra Apple Watch is still at it's lowest price ever, but this might not last too long after Prime Day.

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Prime Day Holdover Deals Reduce Google Pixel Buds to the Cheapest Price We've Seen for Almost a Year
Google's everyday earbuds with adaptive sound drop to less than $70.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
The Fitbit Charge 6 Is Down to Just $120 in This Limited-Time Post-Prime Day Deal
The Fitbit Charge 6 is one of our favorite fitness trackers and now you can save $40 on yours.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2024
Score 30% Off Google's Nest Cam With Ongoing Amazon Prime Day Deals
Prime Day deals are still going on. Take your home security seriously with $30 off the Google Nest Cam.

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Anti-Prime Day Deals Are Offering a Lifetime License for Microsoft Office 2021 for Over 80% Off
If you're tired of those pesky monthly fees, it's time to score a lifetime membership and get permanent access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more for just $40 at StackSocial.

ResearchBuzzJul 19, 2024
Baltimore Economy Dashboard, Google Street View Canada, Library of Congress, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, July 19, 2024
NEW RESOURCES Get a snapshot of Baltimore's latest housing, job and business trends with this new easy-access tool. "The Baltimore Economy Dashboard is a new tool from the Baltimore Development Corporation, […]

Mac RumorsJul 19, 2024
Crowdstrike Says Global IT Outage Limited to Windows PCs, But Mac and Linux Hosts Not Affected
A widespread system failure is currently affecting numerous Windows devices globally, causing critical boot failures across various industries, including banks, rail networks, airlines, retail, broadcasters, and many more businesses. The issue, manifesting as a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), is preventing computers from starting up properly and forcing them into continuous recovery cycles.

CNET How ToJul 19, 2024
Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze Review 2024: Classic Memory Feel That Will Keep You Cool
It claims to be a high-end mattress that promises contoured support and a cool night's sleep, but does the Tempur-Pedic Pro Breeze mattress deliver?

Best antivirus software 2024: Keep your PC safe from malware, spyware, and more (PC World Latest News)

EngadgetJul 19, 2024
Faulty Windows cybersecurity update takes out banks, airlines and other major companies worldwide
A massive Microsoft Windows BSOD (blue screen of death) outage has impacted multiple companies worldwide including airlines, broadcasters and others. The problem was a caused by a faulty update from security giant CrowdStrike that forced PCs and servers into an unrecoverable boot loop. The change has since been rolled back, but many machines are still affected.

"We have widespread reports of BSODs on windows hosts, occurring on multiple sensor versions," CrowdStrike wrote in a pinned Reddit post. "[We have] identified a content deployment related to this issue and reverted those changes." The company went on to describe a workaround, which involves booting Windows into Safe Mode and deleting a specific driver. 

The issue forced Delta, Frontier and other airlines to ground flights, and impacted UK broadcaster Sky and the London Stock Exchange. On a Reddit thread, dozens of commenters stated that their companies were effectively offline due to the problem. 

"Even if [CrowdStrike] fixed the issue causing the BSOD, I'm thinking how are we going to restore the thousands of devices that are not booting up," one user noted. "Let me explain to someone who is not tech savvy and is working from home how to boot their machine into safe mode," another wrote. 

Reddit users including many IT managers from Australia, Malaysia, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and elsewhere have said they're fighting through the issue. "Here in the Philippines, specifically in my employer, it is like Thanos snapped his fingers. Half of the entire organization [is] down due to BSOD loop. Started at 2pm and is still ongoing. What a Friday," said one.

CrowdStrike is a US-based security firm that provides real-time protection against security threats to corporations. One of its key products is Fal

New York Times TechJul 15, 2024
Donald Trump Was Shot. Then the Conspiracy Theories Spread.
Claims that President Biden and his allies ordered the attack on Donald J. Trump, or that Mr. Trump staged the attack, started quickly and spread fast across social media.

ResearchBuzzJul 05, 2024
New Mexico Police Misconduct, Evidence Synthesis for Librarians and Information Specialists, Google, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, July 5, 2024
NEW RESOURCES Santa Fe New Mexican: New online police misconduct database provides public window. "An online database of police misconduct cases in New Mexico went live this week, giving the public a […]

Time: TechlandMay 20, 2024
Trump Media and Technology Group Posts Over $300M Net Loss in First Public Quarter
Trump Media and Technology Group is the owner of former President Donald Trump's social networking site Truth Social.
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