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Apple Maps’ Look Around feature gets first international expansion [The Verge] Apple Maps now supports the Street View-style Look Around feature in Japan. Apple has also updated Maps in Japan with new mapping data.

Kris Kobach projected to lose Kansas primary, despite backing from Peter Thiel [The Verge] Rep. Roger Marshall is projected to win the Republican primary for an open Senate seat in Kansas, a huge victory for centrist Republicans and a defeat for eccentric tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who had financially supported Kobach’s bid.

An early version of Starship takes its first, tentative steps off Earth [Ars Technica] Mars remains a long way away. But it seems closer tonight.

Rockstar Reveals Plan to Make You Buy GTA V on PS5 & Xbox Series X [Crypto Coins News] Rockstar Games reveals how it plans to get PS5 and Xbox Series X players enjoying GTA V, but fans aren't going to like it.

Android’s AirDrop rival, Nearby Share, is finally here [The Next Web] While I’ve always been an Android user, if there’s one feature I’ve long been jealous of people in Apple’s walled garden, it’s probably AirDrop. Today, after years of waiting, Google has finally started to roll out its answer: Nearby Share. We first heard rum…

How to delete your TikTok account [The Next Web] Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. So... you want to delete yourself from ...

Prototype of SpaceX’s future Starship rocket flies short hop to 500 feet [The Verge] SpaceX successfully flew a prototype of its next-generation, deep-space rocket at the company’s test facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The test sent the vehicle up to 500 feet before it landed back down on Earth.

SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet [TechCrunch] SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the botto…

Former Google exec Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months for stealing self-driving car secrets [The Verge] Controversial engineer Anthony Levandowski, who worked for the Google division that would become Waymo before founding self-driving car company Otto and selling it to Uber, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft during his various st…

How to watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event [The Next Web] Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked events are some of the biggest events in the tech world, matched only by the likes of Apple and Google. But in the year 2020 of coronavirus, physical tech events have almost all been canceled, and Samsung is hosting its first-ever vi…

#MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who “died” of COVID-19 [Ars Technica] BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19

Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed [TechCrunch] Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Levandowski won’t be heading straight to prison, howeve…

Stream Xbox Game Pass games to your Android device with xCloud in September [The Next Web] After waiting for so long, Microsoft is finally launching on September 15 in 22 countries, albeit for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. While it'll be in beta form, it'll be great to ...

Mulan skips US theaters, will debut on Disney+ Sept 4—for an extra $30 [Updated] [Ars Technica] Described as a "one-off," but is Black Widow next?

Three seats, a V12, and a manual transmission: The GMA T.50 reveal [Ars Technica] It means to improve on the legendary McLaren F1 "in every conceivable way."

Ford CEO surprises everyone by retiring after just three years [Ars Technica] Ford just got its fourth CEO in six years.

'Mulan' is coming to Disney+ on September 4, for an additional price of $29.99 [TechCrunch] Those wondering whether The Walt Disney Company would eventually give up on a traditional theatrical release for “Mulan” now have their answer. Until now, Disney had repeatedly delayed “Mulan”‘s release due to theatrical closures in the U.S. and around the wo…

Beware of find-my-phone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NSA tells mobile users [Ars Technica] And don't forget to limit ad tracking. Advisory contains a host of recommendations.

Mulan is heading to Disney Plus on September 4th for $30 [The Verge] Mulan’s release date has been an ongoing struggle for Disney, but the company has confirmed that it will finally hit theaters and Disney Plus on September 4th. This comes after months of delays.

It's Been Awhile Since We've Had a Classic Odell Beckham Jr. Scandal [Crypto Coins News] It had been awhile since we'd had a good old-fashioned Odell Beckham Jr. scandal. Well, the diva wide receiver is back to his old antics.

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