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Climbing at the Tokyo Olympics: Start times, how to watch, predictions – CNET

Adam Ondra is probably the best climber in the world right now. Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images Climbing is about to make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. We’re extremely excited. Traditional climbing takes place outside without a predetermined route. Getty Images In the Olympics, climbing will take place on engineered or indoor routes. They practice in pursuit …

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Google soon won’t let you sign in on very old Android devices

If you still have a device running Android 2.3.7 (the final version of Gingerbread) or older, Google won’t let you sign in to your Google account on that device starting September 27th, according to a support document (via Liliputing). “As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our users safe, Google will no longer allow …

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Square to buy Afterpay, which offers a ‘buy now, pay later’ service, for $29 billion in stock

Square plans to acquire Australian company Afterpay, which offers a “buy now, pay later” service that lets you pay for purchases in installments interest-free, for $29 billion in stock, the two companies announced Sunday. It’s the latest big move for Square, which has also announced a Bitcoin business unit and that it bought a majority …

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Here’s how frustrated parents can track down their child tax credit payment – CNET

You can check your payment history with the Child Tax Credit Update Portal.  Sarah Tew/CNET The next advance child tax credit payment comes Aug. 13, but some parents are still waiting on their July check. Many families are relying on the extra cash this year, which the IRS is issuing in recurring partial payments. The …

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Synth Riders PSVR Gameplay First Look Ahead Of Aug. 10 Release

The developers of Synth Riders shared the first look at gameplay for its PlayStation VR release. The game releases August 10 on PSVR after coming to PC VR in 2018 and launching on Oculus Quest in 2019. Developer Kluge Interactive has expanded and updated the game over time, with fitness-focused songs as well as customized …

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August child tax credit: Use this portal today to update your bank details and unenroll – CNET

If the IRS doesn’t have your direct deposit information for the next check, log on to the portal ASAP.  Sarah Tew/CNET The 2021 enhanced child tax credit is now in its second month. Families can receive up to $3,000 total for each kid age 6 to 17, and up to $3,600 total for each child …

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Elite students are debating hot-button issues on an invite-only TikTok clone

At a glance, the video looks like a TikTok. But toward the bottom, where a TikTok’s caption would be, are two large buttons. One reads “Respect But Disagree.” The other reads “Convinced By You.” Across the top is a question, written in white: “Should Dems pack the Court?” “Hell no,” declares a young woman, whom …

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Add Alexa to your iPhone or iPad home screen and forget you even knew Siri – CNET

You talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo devices, and now the digital assistant is only one tap away on your iPhone or iPad thanks to Amazon’s new Alexa iOS widget. Dale Smith/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Siri is fine and all, but wouldn’t you rather have Alexa on your iPhone? I would. Now we can, sort of, …

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