Get to Know Air Italy

Air Italy made its maiden voyage between Milan and New York in June, marking the beginning of a new airline that brings high-quality travel in true …
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‘Monster Hunter: World’ makes its PC debut August 9th

Capcom has listed the minimum system requirements, so you can see if your rig is ready prior to release date too. Based on the screenshots Capcom released, World will run in 4K at 60 FPS assuming your machine is beefy enough, support Vsync and have a smattering of graphics options to tweak for best performance.

From the looks of it, Capcom has spent the last seven or so months since the game’s console debut making sure its PC port would do justice to the platform. Need more proof? Take a gander at the screenshot gallery at the source link.

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YouTube Debuts Plan to Promote and Fund ‘Authoritative’ News

Following a year in which YouTube has repeatedly promoted conspiracy theory videos during breaking news events like the shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Las Vegas, on Monday the company announced a slew of new features it hopes will help makes news on the platform more reliable and less susceptible to manipulation. The company is also investing $25 million in grants to news organizations looking to expand their video operations as part of a larger, $300 million program sponsored by YouTube’s sister company, Google.

According to YouTube executives, the goal is to identify authoritative news sources, bring those videos to the top of users’ feeds, and support quality journalism with tools and funding that will help news organizations more effectively reach their audiences. The challenge is deciding what constitutes authority when the public seems more divided than ever on which news sources to trust—or whether to trust the traditional news industry at all.


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Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that “We learned that creativity can be suppressed by the fear of permanence.”

Now Facebook is finding a middle ground by optionally unlocking the history of your Stories that otherwise disappear after 24 hours. Facebook will soon begin testing Stories Highlights, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Similar to Instagram Stories Highlights, it will let you pick your favorite expired photos and videos, compile them into themed collections with titles and cover images, and display them on your profile.

The change further differentiates Facebook Stories from the Snapchat Stories feature it copied. It’s smart for Facebook, because highly compelling [...]  read more

eBay Summer Sale: Deals on Apple Watch, Dyson Vacuum, and more

We’ve already seen Dell introduce its Black Friday in July event seemingly in response to the upcoming Amazon Prime Day extravaganza, and now eBay has announced its summer sale, during which it will be selling more than 100 items for $119. As it has stressed, these “primo deals” don’t require any membership to make a purchase. With discounts topping 50% off, there are plenty of great prices on offer. Plus, look for additional one-day coupons in popular categories and which can be used in tandem with other discounts.

To help you take full advantage of eBay’s summer sale, we’ve picked out a selection of the top deals, but if you don’t see something you like, don’t hesitate to check eBay daily, where you’ll find great prices added on everything from jewelry to electronics. 

TCL 32S305 32-inch Smart HDTV | Was $229.99, [...]  read more

‘Overwatch’ skin raised more than $10 millon for breast cancer research

Blizzard has just revealed that the drive raised over $12.7 million. That’s around six times the amount raised by the latest Games Done Quick charity speedrunning marathon.

The Pink Mercy skin raised at least $10 million of the total, which is the largest donation from a corporate partner in a single year in BCRF’s 25-year history. Players also bought a $30 limited-edition t-shirt designed by a community artist, with all proceeds going to the cause too. Across the two-week campaign, 14 Overwatch streamers on Twitch raised more than $130,000 on top of Blizzard’s $12.7 million.

After the success of Pink Mercy, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more charity skins in the future. A Wrecking Ball skin [...]  read more