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NASA plans rescheduled Mars Ingenuity helicopter flight for April 19

It's almost time for the Ingenuity to take flight. Hopefully for real this time!The Mars helicopter will take its inaugural journey into the skies above Mars "no earlier than Monday, April 19," NASA has confirmed. The current timing for the flight — which could certainly change — is set for 3:30 a.

10 free online writing courses for getting real good at words

Writing is a much-prized skill and a difficult one to master and, while some are naturally gifted in stringing sentences together, we all need to take the time to learn the craft. Whether you want to write your first novel, pen a poignant poem, pull together a screenplay,

Amazon reportedly plans to make drivers double as furniture installers

Because Amazon delivery drivers don't already have enough demands on their time, right? The notoriously anti-worker online juggernaut plans to test a new program that would require drivers to do more than just move packages from Point A to Point B.

'Jeopardy!' has missed the mark with guest hosts so far

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek left a gaping hole in the show when he died last November. Perhaps it's unfair to say this, as no host will be able to capture Trebek's magic, but the guest hosts vying for his replacement so far have...well, not been magical at all. 

NASA puts its money on SpaceX for a massive lunar lander

NASA has a plan to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and that plan officially includes SpaceX now. The space agency announced Friday that it awarded the private rocket company a $2.

How one founder build a startup around compassion and care facilitated by AI

In the second episode of our new podcast Found, our guest is Brie Code. Code is the founder and CEO of TRU LUV, a startup based out of Toronto that has its roots in the game industry,

Hear how StockX brought the sneaker scene to Detroit

At TechCrunch’s Detroit City Spotlight this week, I sat down with Rae Witte, the journalist behind the StockX EC-1. TechCrunch’s EC-1 push allows individual authors to go deep on a particular company. And as StockX has been headquartered in Detroit since its inception,

Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era

After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing.

This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020.

Hubble captures a massive black hole blazing fiery plasma trails across the cosmos

The focus of this new image share from NASA — a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 — is Hercules A.The distant galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is the bright spot right in the middle of the below image. Those long, gorgeous trails of red are plasma jets that span roughly 1.

9 ways to live your life multiple times

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," wrote Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin in A Dance With Dragons. "The man who never reads lives only one." As someone who has lived and ended more than a thousand lives in his story so far, Martin knows what he's talking about. 

Edward Snowden's one and only NFT (so far) sold for a bonkers $5 million

Whistleblower Edward Snowden's NFT just sold for over $5 million, or 2,224 Ethereum, at auction. Due do Ethereum's price fluctuations, the value of  the purchase has been bouncing between $5.2 million and $5.5 million. The digital artwork, called Stay Free,

Watch first-ever collar camera footage of a wolf's day

The mission of the Voyageurs Wolf Project is to better understand the behavior of wolves in Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park. By attaching a camera collar from Vectronic-Aerospace to one of the wild park wolves,

U.S. regulators issue disturbing warning: Keep kids and pets away from Peloton treadmills

Fitness company Peloton has amassed a cult following over the past few years, especially after the pandemic forced everyone to work out at home. While the company is mostly known for their bikes,

The many private companies in charge of vaccine passports

Your COVID vaccine data might be flowing to private companies without your knowledge.Paper cards are the primary way people receive records of their COVID-19 vaccinations. However, some governments and businesses are looking for ways to digitize these records.

Why this spectacular glacier is surging in Alaska

Alaska's mighty Muldrow Glacier is moving 50 to 100 times faster than normal. It's a major surge. Large parts of the 39-mile-long "river of ice" are progressing some 30 to 60 feet per day, as opposed to just a few inches. On a warming globe where many glaciers are receding,

5 fantastic free coloring apps

Coloring apps — which let you color images as if on a coloring book page while using your phone or tablet's touchscreen — are great fun for younger children, giving them a chance to get creative without any mess. For older kids and adults,

'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' opened the door for tons of new Marvel stories

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was always going to be a buzzy Disney+ show, but we didn't expect it to be close to 10 shows. In an impressive mining of comics canon,

7 hidden Spotify features you probably didn't know about

Spotify is pretty good at presenting you with songs, albums and playlists you may want to listen to next, but its user interface isn't always intuitive when it comes to organizing your music. There are features in Spotify that I feel should exist, but don't,

Soothe sore throats and dry skin with a cool mist humidifier on sale

TL;DR: Have dry skin? This TOSOT Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier can help. As of April 17, get one for only $39.99 — a 20% savings.Ideally, indoor humidity levels should be kept between 30 and 50 percent. Too much humidity can encourage mold growth, while too little can lead to sore throats, dry,

Improve your baseball pitch recognition with this software on sale

TL;DR: Become a heavy hitter with gameSense's Revolutionary Cognitive Sports Training Software, on sale for 68% off. As of April 17, get a three-year subscription for only $97.99.Known as the gold standard in professional baseball and softball pitch recognition training,

Prepare for barbecue season with a charcoal grill on sale

TL;DR: Cook outdoors this summer with this Costway BBQ Charcoal Grill, on sale for $139.99 — a 33% discount — as of April 17.The key to an excellent outdoor gathering is a mouthwatering assortment of grilled foods, and you can make that happen with a Costway BBQ Charcoal Grill. 

Soak up the sun this season with 10 outdoor furniture deals

If you have outdoor space but nowhere to sit out there, it's time to invest in some outdoor furniture. We've rounded up some great deals on patio furniture, so you can upgrade your space ASAP without searching endlessly online.From bar stools to lounge chairs,

Throw a movie premiere at home with a projector on sale

With so many personal projectors on the market, it's easier than ever to enjoy a movie theater experience from your own home or backyard. Sure, you may miss the real thing, but it's nice being able to kick up your feet, pause the movie when you need to use the bathroom,

解决老板最关心的4个问题,助你做好海外用户增长

导语:提到广告推广与用户增长,创业公司管理者经常有这些困惑:增长/推广团队应该包含哪些人员配置呢?如何衡量广告投放效果够不够好呢?冷启动要怎么做测试呢……介绍广告平台使用、用户增长理论的内容很多,今天本文作者从增长启动策略和框架指标两方面,谈谈如何做好用户增长管理。一、如何搭建推广增长团队?市场,推广,增长——国内互联网公司对于UA(User Acquisition)团队,叫法有好几个,但万变不离其宗,无论是推广还是增长,核心都是持续获取新用户,获取优质的目标用户。

设计体系丨设计体系有什么用?价值与缺陷(三)

在上一篇文章中,作者介绍了什么才是设计体系《设计体系丨什么才是设计体系?结构、原则与认知误区(二)》;那么作者接下来分享的是本系列文章的第三章,介绍设计体系的价值与缺陷,我们一起来了解一下。一、设计体系的价值通常来说,产品组合越大,设计体系便愈加重要,价值也愈大。许多设计体系的实践者都谈到过设计体系的好处。模块化网页设计(Modular Web Design)的作者和设计体系专家Nathan Curtis说:“如果你的企业有25个团队都在制作按钮,那么你的企业需要花100万美元才能得到好的按钮”。

短视频大厂,瞄准傻瓜版“Pr”

编辑导读:随着短视频的繁荣,不少人都想要将自己的生活用视频记录下来。相比于专业的剪辑软件,一些“傻瓜式”剪辑软件的技术门槛更低,更符合大众的需求,大厂们纷纷开始部署自己的剪辑软件。本文作者将对此展开分析,与你分享。1998年,Adobe公司在北京国贸开设了它在中国的第一间办公室。当时,Adobe进入中国的产品远不像今天这么多,只有Photoshop5.5、Acrobat Reader4.0、Illustrator8.0,还有Premiere5.0(以下简称Pr)等等。与此同时,国内也开始大面积出现了针对这些产品的盗版和“破解”版。

Save up to 50% on sex toys this weekend from Lovehoney

SAVE UP TO 50%: Until April 26, you can save up to 50% on sex toys, lingerie, bondage gear, and more from Lovehoney.We know you probably have really big plans for this weekend, but we're sure you can spare a few minutes to check out Lovehoney's massive sale. 

Nothing to watch? This high-speed VPN can unblock American Netflix.

SAVE 49%: A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.02 per month as of April 17, and includes an extra three months for free.If you're running low on content options, there is something you can do to open up a whole world of new shows and movies,

This jam-packed graphic design training bundle is on sale for 98% off

TL;DR: The Ultimate Learn to Design Training Bundle is on sale for £32.64 as of April 17, saving you 98% on list price.Good design can mean the difference between people stopping in a shop or restaurant or simply passing it by. If you've always wanted to evoke emotion through graphic design,

Boost your brand with this Facebook marketing bundle

TL;DR: The 2021 Ultimate Facebook Ads and Marketing Bundle is on sale for £21.76 as of April 17, saving you 98% on list price. What's the use of developing an amazing brand if no one knows about it? Your business won't succeed to its full potential without marketing. 

Squarespace vs. GoDaddy: Which web host and builder is best for users in the UK?

Setting up a website is nowhere near as difficult as it used to be, thanks to a wealth of different website builder options out there. Whether you're looking to blog, or you're eager to set up shop online with extensive ecommerce features,

陌生人需要“社交”吗?

编辑导读:网络的发达,让人们联系变得轻而易举。在现实生活中社恐的年轻人,或许在网上聊得风生水起。在这样的环境下,陌生人社交产品发展得怎么样了?本文作者对此发表了自己的看法,与你分享。这两天陌生人社交再次成为了人们关注的焦点。一款主打酒店陌生人社交的应用“趣住”被指存在大量的拉皮条和色情交易信息,引发大量媒体关注。而这并不是陌生人社交产品在最近一段时间仅有的“发声”。

设计思维,提升B端产品的信息获取效率

编辑导语:在B端产品设计过程中,很多时候都面临着输入数量多而种类又丰富的信息的情况,因此会出现信息填写逻辑混乱、资料收集不全等问题,从而影响用户的浏览和操作的体验感。因此,如何将信息高效的传达给用户,提升用户获取信息的效率成为了设计过程中很重要的一件事。在《Web表单设计:点石成金的艺术》这本书中,提到过两个概念「Inside Out 由内而外」和「Outside In 由外而内」,简单说就是两个看待事物的视角。「Inside Out」是从系统角度出发,向用户要求提供系统需要的信息;「Outside In」则是从用户角度出发,向系统要求高效获取信息和操作交互。

张小龙提到“社交的本质是找到同类”,你认可吗?

编辑导读:你上网聊天是喜欢和同好沟通,还是想和不同的人碰撞思维火花?一种观点认为“社交的本质是找到同类”,你是否认同呢?我们在天天问对这个问题展开了讨论,一起来看看小伙伴们是怎么说的吧~尽管在这个人均社恐的时代,社交依旧有其必要性。人们总是偶尔独处,经常社交。在一些人看来,现在很多人的社交目的是出于“交换”,是互相获取自己想要的东西。而“微信之父”张小龙说过,社交的本质是找到同类。以上观点,你认可哪一种呢?针对这个问题,我们在天天问展开了一场讨论,一起来看看小伙伴们是怎么说的吧~【天天问每周精选】第135期:张小龙提到“社交的本质是找到同类”,你认可吗?为什么?

The 15 best dramas on Disney+ to stir your feels

Looking for a movie that really moves you? Try one of the dramas on Disney+. The streaming service offers a range of family-friendly films that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages and interests. Whether you’re looking for a compelling period piece, an enchanting musical,

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