Beats confirms four new colors of Powerbeats Pro will launch on June 9th

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Beats today announced four new colors of its Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds. The new hues are much brighter and more vibrant than the original lineup and include yellow, pink, red, and blue. They’ll be available from Apple’s website, stores, and other retailers on June 9th for the standard $249.95 price point.

In lieu of a press release, Beats “announced” the new colors in collaboration with gaming organization FaZe Clan.

The Powerbeats Pro were first released in April 2019, and it’s quite common for Beats to…

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Go read this Forbes investigation alleging Kylie Jenner isn’t actually a billionaire

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In 2010, Bruno Mars famously sang that he wanted to be a billionaire “so fucking bad,” working to wind up on the cover of Forbes magazine. Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, clearly had similar ambitions.

A new investigation by Forbes has discovered that Kylie Jenner, who Forbes named a self-made billionaire in March 2019, isn’t actually a billionaire. Based on Forbes’ reporting, Jenner likely never was. Now, she’s closer to a $900 millionaire — still an impressive number, but not quite the $1,000,000,000 she and her team led the world to believe.

How did Forbes, the same magazine that initially declared Jenner a self-made billionaire, discover that she wasn’t? A tale as old as time — public documents. When makeup…

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Sony confirms PS5 will have exclusive games playable only on next-gen hardware

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The PlayStation 5 will have one selling point Sony thinks might be important to fans who are on the fence about upgrading to a new generation of gaming console: exclusive titles, playable only on the new hardware. Speaking with Gameindustry.biz in an interview published Friday, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said his company’s upcoming device — which, as of today, has its first official reveal event scheduled for next week — will have games you cannot play on existing PlayStation 4 devices.

Of course, that’s been true of pretty much every past console generation of the last three decades. But it’s notable now because Sony and its primary competitor, Microsoft, have gone to great lengths over the last few years to create new system…

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New Xbox One update lets you customize the order of your Guide tabs

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Microsoft has released a new Xbox One update that brings a number of changes to the Guide menu, which gives you quick access to things like your friends list, messaging, and achievements. The biggest change is that you can now reorder your Guide tabs, which should make it easier to customize your Guide in a way that’s best for you. Microsoft first previewed the new Guide in April.

The updated Guide has a new default left-to-right order and fewer tabs that consolidate some features. The new “Parties & Chats” tab puts Parties, invites, and messages all into the same tab, for example. And if you want to customize the order of your tabs, you can do so by selecting “Customize guide tabs” on the “Profile & System” menu.

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Hulu’s Ramy takes cringe comedy to a dark and funny place

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The United States is a difficult country to live in if you believe in anything. Our nation’s institutions fail us frequently and disastrously; our politics favor corporations over people; our cultural discourse is frequently weighted toward the cynical and disingenuous. Faith must be practiced, and a belief in most things — social justice, an equitable society, even the American Dream — is rarely rewarded.

Religious faith is even harder. Any non-Christian belief is barely recognized or accommodated, and even if you fall into a form of widely accepted Christianity, its prominence in the culture is rarely felt from within, eschewed in favor of an endless war against secular culture. America is not a nation of believers, and our pop…

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The partnership between OnePlus and McLaren is over

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British car manufacturer McLaren has confirmed that its partnership with OnePlus has reached its “scheduled conclusion” in what is likely to mean the end for OnePlus’ McLaren-branded handsets. “Since the start of this partnership in 2018, OnePlus has been a supportive, valued partner,” McLaren said in a statement given to Android Authority, adding, “We wish them well and hope to see them in the future.”

OnePlus’ partnership with McLaren has resulted in the release of several handsets, frequently offered with unique designs and higher specs and price tags compared to the rest of the handset lineup. Last year’s McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro, for example, came with a black-and-orange color scheme and 12GB rather than 8GB of RAM. The…

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How to cook a steak from frozen in 30 minutes

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I have long been a fan of pan-searing steaks and finishing their roast in the oven. Previously, I’d either thaw the steaks in the fridge overnight or I would sous vide them instead of using the oven, and sear them at the end.

This technique: thawing the surface of the steak enough to hold seasoning and then starting the pan sear is wonderful. I have found that sous vide from frozen to be ok but not my favorite. Read the rest

Making Quick and Accurate Shapes With A Desktop CNC Foam Cutter

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When I was last at Maker Faire Rome, I saw this really cool machine that was cutting foam boards with precision. I really liked how it gave another method of working with easily sourced materials very quickly and easily, so I kept an eye on them. They’re now ready to […]

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Building Pokemon Index in Vanilla JS

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In this post, we are going to build a Pokemon index using Pokemon API in plain Javascript. First, let’s discuss what this project is about. There will be a search bar where users can come and search for a Pokemon, and after the search, Pokemon with its image and stats, as a result, will be shown. So, the functionality is pretty basic but you using this project as a base can tweak and make your own version of this project and add it to your portfolio.

The full version is deployed at https://poke-mon.now.sh/.

React Next: React Hooks – the Main Uses

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Part of the Apiumhub Frontend team had the opportunity to attend the React Next conference in Tel Aviv, a conference focused mainly on React and React Native. There, we had the opportunity to attend very interesting talks about React frameworks, optimization, and performance improvement of the React code, SEO with an SPA, and many others.

The talk that caught my attention was “Modern React – The Essentials” by Liad Yosef, in which he explained the latest React news, such as React Hooks, concurrent mode, suspense, lazy.
Personally, I was very interested in the use of React Hooks, and how this could change the development of React, so I will explain the main uses of Hooks in this article.

Functional Programming in JavaScript

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JavaScript (and its ecosystem) is a language that’s evolving really fast. New libraries and frameworks appear at a frantic pace, offering new architectures and functionalities. In past articles, we’ve seen what TypeScript has in store for us as well as how to easily migrate from an old project to this JS Superset. Today’s article will be slightly different: this time, I’d like to show a couple of examples about how we can apply Functional Programming in JavaScript.

To that end, we’ll use Ramda-fantasy, a library of powerful abstractions offering a big set of Monads, and another library called Ramda, which will help us build functional pipelines and achieve immutability. Before we get started, though, a reminder: these aren’t the only libraries that offer these functionalities; search long enough and you can easily find perfectly valid alternatives. 

Google’s AR tool helps you measure two meters to maintain proper social distancing

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As lockdown measures are eased around the world, it’s more important than ever to observe proper health protocol in public. That means wearing a mask (if you can), washing your hands regularly, and social distancing. This last step can be the trickiest, but Google has released a handy augmented reality tool that makes things a little easier.

If you’ve got an Android device, just open up the Chrome browser and go to goo.gle/sodar to launch the tool, named SODAR. There’s no app required, though it won’t work on iOS or older Android devices. Your phone will use augmented reality to map the space around you, superimposing a two-meter radius circle on the view from your camera.

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