Saturday, May 02, 2020

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United Airlines Uses CARES Act Loophole To Reduce Employee Pay, Keep Bailout Money For Itself

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United has realized they can switch employees from full time to part time and pay them less. That's not a furlough, and while it reduces pay it does this through reduced hours not reduced pay rate . The intention of the federal bailout was that the money would go to employees, whose pay would not be reduced. And United is reducing the amount they're paying employees and using the savings to bolst

How to Read a Floppy Disk on a Modern PC or Mac

200+How-To Geek / 7h
Remember floppies? Back in the day, they were essential. Eventually, they were replaced, and floppy disk drives vanished from new computers. Here’s how to access a vintage 3.5- or 5.25-inch floppy disk on a modern Windows PC or Mac. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo nears space tourism goal with first solo flight from Spaceport America

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Virgin Galactic 's SpaceShipTwo commercial space plane has officially made its first successful test flight out of Spaceport America, its base in New Mexico. On Friday, the company announced that its suborbital spacecraft , called VSS Unity, marked "an important flight test milestone in preparation for commercial service." Though Unity had already completed several successful glide tests — includ

It’s a wonderful afterlife: smart, funny Upload is a sheer delight

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Enlarge / Nathan (Robbie Amell) is impressed with the digital afterlife service so far on Upload , now streaming on Amazon Prime. (credit: YouTube/Amazon Studios) A cocky tech-bro discovers that living forever in a digital afterlife isn't quite the paradise he'd envisioned in Upload , a new comedy series from Amazon Prime Video. When the trailer first dropped in March, I pointed out the strong Th

Amazing Deal: $30 Bonus For New Rakuten Members

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Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. I’ve already written about how my favorite online shopping portal was offering an awesome limited time bonus for new members through May 1, 2020. It looks l

Sonos is reportedly giving the Playbar a long-awaited redesign

44Engadget / 46min
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Sonos had forgotten about the Playbar — while it’s been happy to introduce newer hardware like the Beam and Playbase , its original soundbar still has that 2013-era design and core functionality. At last, though, Sonos appears ready to give the Playbar a makeover. Zatz Not Funny has obtained what it says are “incomplete” renders of a redesigned Playbar. It’s no

New York City Plan to Close Streets Is Weak As Hell

Gizmodo / 58min
New York City is finally rolling out its open streets initiative with a vision of eventually closing off 100 miles to vehicles to help promote health and access to the outdoors amid the coronavirus pandemic . Its first phase kicks off Monday, but few of the streets being closed are actually, well, streets. Rather, 4.5… Read more...

thefugitivesaint:John Charlton (1849-1917), ‘Lady Tibbie &...

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thefugitivesaint : John Charlton (1849-1917), ‘Lady Tibbie & The Tiger’, “The Graphic”, May 4, 1907 Source

This Week in Apps: Zoom gets busted, TikTok’s new record, contact tracing API launches

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using

Equity Shot: 1% is the new “growth”

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Happy Saturday and welcome back to an Equity Shot, a short-form episode of Equity where we drill into one particular topic. There was so much news this week in our main areas of focus — startup funding rounds, new venture funds, that sort of thing — that we had to exclude earnings from the main show! ( But really, check it out, as it was a good time .) Sad, I know. Everyone surely noticed the los

This unlikely US airport just became the world’s busiest

The Points Guy / 1h
There have been many instances during this coronavirus pandemic where I’ve found myself questioning, “Is this real life?” The whole situation feels so surreal. If you would’ve told me that I’d be stuck at home and not able to travel for the foreseeable future, I would’ve thought you were kidding. Well folks, here we are — nearly two months into being stuck at home. With the world at a halt, we’ve

Apex Legends Season 5 trailer teases new character Loba

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Late last week, Apex Legends fans were introduced to the game’s newest upcoming hero: Loba Andrade. The company released a teaser animation that briefly details the character’s background and what motivates her in the present, hinting at a personal war with the Revenant. The character will be part of the game’s broader Season 5 release, which will bring a new … Continue reading

Earn 25% more miles when you transfer Hyatt points to American Airlines

The Points Guy / 1h
From now until May 31, World of Hyatt members can transfer their points over to American Airlines and earn a 25% bonus. But the real question is, should you? Let’s dig into why it might not be the best idea. While a bonus of any sort sounds like a win at first glance, you have to take into consideration what the transfer ratio is. For example, if you transfer the minimum requirement of 5,000 Worl

Recommended Reading: The life of a dropshipper

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‘It’s bullshit’: Inside the weird, get-rich-quick world of dropshipping Sirin Kale, Wired In Bali, co-working spaces are filled with remote workers looking to make big bucks — and to do so quickly. Through a process called dropshipping, sellers are able to target would-be buyers via Facebook and Instagram ads with products they never see or store themselves. Purchased items are shipped directly f

The Best Airline Boarding Music To Enjoy At Home

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The longer I’m at home and not flying, the more I try to incorporate aspects of aviation into my life at home. One aspect of that is boarding music, though the reality is that I’ve been listening to boarding music for fun for a very long time. The best airline boarding music I know I’m a weirdo, but I really have a thing for airline boarding music. I tend to think we associate a lot of memories w

theillustratedmagazine: ‘The tiger climbed up an enormous...

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theillustratedmagazine : ‘The tiger climbed up an enormous scaffolding’, The Wide World , 35 (205), May 1915, p. 60

8 Ways Tourism Will Change As Lockdowns Are Lifted

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I've mostly written about how coronavirus will change travel . But how will it change tourism - where we go, who will go, and what they'll do while there - at least initially, as lockdowns being to lift? Continue reading ...

Hitting the Books: Without glass, we'd have never discovered the electron

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From the dawn on time, humans have manipulated the material world around us to suit our will. We started off banging rocks together before moving on to wielding bronze and then iron tools. We parlayed iron into steel and built an industrialized existence before entering the modern silicon era. But there is one ancient technology without which today’s world would not exist: glass. Because without

Watch Elizabeth Warren's good dog, Bailey, enjoy a delicious birthday burrito

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Elizabeth Warren's very good dog, Bailey, is celebrating his birthday with a delicious treat that puts any cake to shame: a birthday burrito. On Friday, Warren shared a video on social media of Bailey chowing down on his birthday burrito in their Cambridge, Massachusetts home — straight off of the carpet , might we add. In the video, Warren and her husband Bruce can be heard singing to Bailey and

Readers tell us why they chose the Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Folks these days are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a device to run streaming entertainment on their televisions. Between smart televisions, Chromecasts, Rokus and Apple TV boxes there are plenty of options. Here at Engadget we’ve never done a deep dive into Amazon’s 4K-capable Fire TV Stick, so we asked our readers to judge the device. What did they like? What didn’t work for them?

casaannabel: Photo - Alain Laboile

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casaannabel : Photo - Alain Laboile

Lufthansa Pilots Offer To Take Up To 45% Pay Cuts, With A Catch

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Have Lufthansa pilots really just proactively offered to take pay cuts of up to 45%?! Rough pilot & management relations in Europe Historically at the “big three” European airline conglomerates (Air France-KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group) labor relations haven’t been particularly good between management and employees. All of these major airlines have had significant strikes from pilots in recent ye

Paramount says new Transformers movie will premiere in summer 2022

SlashGear / 3h
We’d previously heard that Paramount is working on two new Transformer movies and now we know when one of them will hit theaters: summer 2022. It’s unclear which of the two movies will premiere on this date — many details about the films are still missing, though one is expected to be a sequel to Bumblebee released in 2018 and … Continue reading

Geek Trivia: What Space Mission Was The First To Visit Two Planets?

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Apollo 7 Gemini 9 Mariner 10 Voyager 6 Think You Know the Answer?

Ritzy business: A review of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

The Points Guy / 3h
During the COVID-19 crisis, our team has temporarily ceased taking review trips. Instead, we have been publishing a selection of our most popular reviews from the past year. However, as of this week we have resumed the publication of new, previously unpublished flight , hotel and lounge reviews, from trips taken before the lockdown. We hope this will help you choose once we’re all ready to start

Saturday's Best Deals: Twitch Prime, Graphic Cards, Shawls, and More

Gizmodo / 4h
A great looking shawl, a deal on craft and hobby ebooks , a tortilla blanket , Twitch Prime rewards , and more lead the pack for Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Aquarium asks that you please FaceTime these shy eels from quarantine

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Social distancing has been hard for everyone, even the eels at Tokyo's Sumida Aquarium . Since the aquarium closed to the public on March 1, its nearly 300 spotted garden eels have apparently been getting "used to a non-human environment and have forgotten about people." Now, whenever the aquarium staff comes around, the eels act especially shy and bury themselves in the sand. On April 28, the aq

Siberian Wildfires Have Burned an Area More Than Three Times the Size of Delaware

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It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse. Read more...

Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble\!

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Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

Build Your Own Pinhole Videocam\!

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Explore the bouncy behavior of light beams by constructing a high-tech camera obscura.

Marriott Told Us Mobile Room Keys Will Keep Us Safe, Then Delayed Roll Out Of Mobile Room Keys

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Marriott emphasized that they have 3300 hotels active with mobile room keys and more being added. This means not having to check in at the front desk with an employee, or having the employee handle your room key. Instead you check in with your phone, and use your phone as a room key. That's great, and Marriott is proud of how widespread this feature is (though not yet at half of their hotels). Wh

SXSW on Amazon—French electronica, Dark Web subcultures, and two great shorts

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Enlarge / Fire up Amazon Prime in a browser, and here's the landing page for the platform's partnership with SXSW. (credit: South by Southwest ) When Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler took to the podium on March 6 and effectively prevented South by Southwest from happening with a new city health order, the longtime film and music festival simply became the first of what would be many COVID-19-rela

Blow off your virtual graduation and watch these 15 speeches instead

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To say that the Class of 2020 is in for a unique graduation season would be a serious understatement. As a result of coronavirus social distancing guidelines , many high schools and universities around the world have had to cancel upcoming graduation ceremonies for students. Choosing not to hold these large gatherings is definitely the smart and safe move, but missing graduation is still a huge b

aiastelamonian: Girl With A Cat (Sita & Sarita) by Cecilia...

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aiastelamonian : Girl With A Cat (Sita & Sarita) by Cecilia Beaux

Say There Were a Black Hole in Our Solar System: How Would We Find It?

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Last year, scientists published a paper with an iconic diagram: a black circle representing, to scale, a 5-solar-mass black hole—and the size of the hypothetical Planet Nine if it were a black hole instead of a planet. So, if Planet Nine really is a black hole, how would we find it? Read more...

Kickstarter Prepares to Shed 'Up to 45-Percent' Of Staff

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Kickstarter has been transparent that, as a result of the pandemic, the number of fundraising projects on the platform is nowhere near normal. Today, the company confirmed to Gizmodo that shrinking revenues have forced it to drastically reduce staff. Read more...

Most Travel Banned At U.S. Land Borders. What That Means Depends On Where You Cross.

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The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential travel, but agents on the border processing immigration say they haven’t received guidance on what that means and they’re left to make up the rules themselves. Immigration officers further resent the number of people coming into the U.S., viewing them as physical threats to their health. Continue reading ...

How to Watch Old Forester's 'Kentucky Turtle Derby' Tonight

200+Lifehacker / 5h
Today was the original date for the Kentucky Derby. While the actual event has been rescheduled for September, a number of Derby-related activities are happening this weekend including a mint julep course from the Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, a virtual horse race broadcast on live TV, and now an Turtle Derby. Read more...

How to Open and Use the App Switcher on an iPad

24How-To Geek / 5h
The iPad’s App Switcher is an essential multitasking feature that lets you view, switch to, and manage your open apps as a grid of thumbnails. It’s like Alt+Tab or Command+Tab for an iPad. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The complete guide to cleaning your headphones during a pandemic

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Going outside without music or podcasts to listen to can be a drag. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, you might consider taking some extra precautions so you can jam out safely during your grocery runs. The CDC recommends properly cleaning personal electronics as necessary. While headphones and earbuds aren't specifically named in its guidelines, you probably touch them enough to warrant

The E9 OLED was one of LG’s best TVs – so where did it go?

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There are plenty of good-looking OLED TVs around these days, and few look better than those put out by LG. The South Korean TV maker has put an immense amount of thought into its premium OLED range, nowhere more so than with the LG E Series OLED – even if it was sadly discontinued this year. 2019’s LG E9 OLED was a masterclass in panel design, offering a glass display that banished the bezel and

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browsethestacks : Vintage Comic - Bobby Comics #01 Pencils: ? Inks: ? Universal Phoenix Feature (May1946)

Baseball and Sci-Fi Make Quite the Team

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'Field of Dreams' isn't the only good fantasy story set around a baseball diamond.

Spies Say Covid-19 Isn't Manmade

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Plus: A malicious GIF, Android malware, and more of the week's top security news.

Study calls for warning labels on rice over risky arsenic levels

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Rice, an inexpensive staple food consumed around the world, naturally contains a deadly toxin called arsenic. This toxin is found in low quantities, meaning that a bowl of rice doesn’t pose a risk to one’s health. However, the levels of arsenic found in rice vary and past studies have raised concerns over how much rice can be safely consumed. The … Continue reading

The Morning After: Amazon's 'Upload' series investigates the digital afterlife

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Ready to relax after a long week? Devindra Hardawar makes a strong case for Amazon Prime’s Upload as the TV series to binge this weekend . In an interview, its creator accurately represents the show’s setting as something that “isn't a dystopia, and it's not a utopia -- it's some kind of 'middle-topia.' How relevant that is to your current situation may vary, but it’s equal parts intriguing and c

How to Mute Twitter Threads on iPhone, Android, and the Web

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Ever since Twitter changed the default replies behavior, things have gotten out of hand. When someone hits the reply button, every single person in the thread is automatically mentioned in the tweet. The way out of this madness? Mute those threads. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

9 Co-Op Switch Games to Play With Your Kids

How-To Geek / 5h
Video games can be a great way to spend time with your kids—overcoming challenges and completing objectives (even digital ones) together is satisfying and, more importantly, fun. And, the Switch is great for local co-op—not only does the console come with two (admittedly limited) controllers out of the box, but Nintendo has just always been the go-to option for couch multiplayer. Read This Articl

Beginner Geek: Change What Windows Does When You Shut Your Laptop’s Lid

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Are you tired of your laptop automatically going to sleep when you shut its lid? Here’s how you can make your laptop do what you want it to do when you’re done with it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

4 Chill Woodworking YouTubers to Watch for Inspiration

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YouTube is a great place to learn the basics of woodworking, and you can even find step-by-step videos that’ll help you build a project in a weekend. But if your skills are growing, you might not want teaching-focused videos anymore. Sometimes, it’s enjoyable to see the process of building something, even if you’ll never build that something. Here are four YouTube channels that shut up and get to

Review: Sagrada, a top dice-drafting board game, goes digital

26Ars Technica / 5h
Enlarge / Sagrada on Steam. Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at . Sagrada is one of the best dice-drafting games on the market. It makes excellent use of the inherent randomness of dice while still providing copious opportunities for strategic thinking and long-term planning. It’s also a visually a

How to make a recipe the internet will hate in 14 easy steps

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Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. Getting mad online over food is a proud, longstanding tradition. Sure, the rage you feel over someone ruining guacamole or using way too much fucking mayo sounds irrational. But there are very legitimate reasons to publicly shame bad recipes on the web. Just look at this entire Twitter account (with over 7

Hong Kong Airport Trials Disinfecting Machines

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Air travel may never return to the pre-COVID-19 normal in terms of what the passenger experience is like. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it’s safe to assume we’re going to see the aviation industry test all kinds of things. We’ve seen airlines make face masks mandatory , we’ve seen Etihad start trialing temperature checks at check-in kiosks , and we’ve even seen Emirates perform

How to Dye Your Hair at Home (Temporary or Semi-Permanent)

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If you're feeling cooped up and antsy for a more colorful look, here's how to do it without wrecking your hair.

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It's Gone

100Wired / 6h
Alaska's frozen earth is a cryo chamber for ancient bone and bacteria specimens, and it sequesters carbon too. But climate change is causing its collapse.

United’s New Boarding Process Eliminates A Credit Card Benefit

View from the Wing / 6h
United's new boarding process is remarkably similar to Delta's. Elites below top tier are no longer recognized during the boarding process and neither are co-brand cardmembers. The nature of the pandemic probably makes this a force majeure event that allows the airline to drop credit card benefits without notice, but then should they treat it as such an event when dealing with customer refunds to

'Normal People' stars talk romance, intimacy, and this irresistible relationship

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Hulu's Normal People dropped on Wednesday, and within hours viewers were moved by the quiet beauty and devastation in the main characters' relationship. Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) can't seem to escape each other, nor do they want to, but they struggle to find the contentment that love promises to bring. Mashable spoke to Mescal and Edgar-Jones ahead of the show's premi

fleurderussie:A cat in the Hermitage Museum (former Winter...

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
fleurderussie : A cat in the Hermitage Museum (former Winter Palace, St.Petersburg) It’s a tradition that appeared back in the XVIII century, when cats were brought to the Winter Palace in order to save walls and paintings from rats and mice. They were even given a special title “the guardians of galleries” by Catherine the Great. The so-called “Hermitage cats” still live in the museum and guard

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo glides in test flight over New Mexico

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SpaceShipTwo has completed its first test flight conducted from Spaceport America in New Mexico, Virgin Galactic announced on Friday. The company called this a milestone flight, one that is paving the way for eventual commercial service. Virgin Galactic says the spaceplane achieved multiple test-points before ultimately landing safely back at Spaceport America. The SpaceShipTwo plane is known as

Ticket Sales Still Negative, With Airlines Giving You More Money Than You Give Them

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Airlines are still refunding as many third party sales as they are generating new sales. However overall it does appear that the number of cancellations is no longer greater than new bookings. That's mostly because the trips that were booked before the pandemic have already been cancelled, but it's a way of thinking about having truly hit bottom already. Now there's nowhere to go but up. Continue

How To Use Your Phone to Declutter Your Life

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Use your phone and your time in quarantine to declutter your life, and make some money.

Covid-19 Is Killing Black People Unequally—Don't Be Surprised

300+Wired / 7h
The coronavirus pandemic is further exposing a gulf in the health statistics of white and black Americans that has existed for decades.

11 Best Weekend Deals: Games, Phones, and Headphones

100+Wired / 7h
From a discount on the Google Pixel 3A to price cuts on videogames, we hope these deals will help stymie the stir-crazies.

Why it took so long to dial back oil production, despite the glut

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Enlarge (credit: Jose Luis Stephens | Getty Images) Something weird happened on the oil market last week. For a few minutes on April 20, the price of a barrel went negative for the first time ever. The unprecedented collapse of prices is linked to the pandemic, which has caused people to stop doing oil-guzzling things like flying and driving. There’s now so much extra petroleum on the market that

The Charge Running app is the perfect cure for those self-distancing blues

200+Mashable / 8h
Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines and apps in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed. Charge Running The Good Easy to use • Motivational instructors • Variety of classes and levels • Tight-knit community of runners The Bad Lack of playback controls for on-demand classe

How to be a better ally to women on Zoom

24Mashable / 8h
Picture this: It's pre-pandemic and you're sitting in a work meeting. You've diligently prepared your notes and you're excited to present your ideas. Instead, you spend the entire meeting trying — and failing — to get a word in. Fast forward to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of staring at your coworkers from across a conference room table, you're at home speaking to them via video. But it's st

Why ARM makes sense for Apple computers

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In the market for a new MacBook? Hold up, this piece of news could make a difference to your decision. While most MacBook releases may seem incremental, 2021’s MacBook line up could be a whole different beast thanks to reports of a new processor. That processor is the ARM chip, an in-house processor optimized for Apple devices. Current Macbooks use … Continue reading

So your sourdough is ugly. Post it anyway!

98Mashable / 8h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. It seems like everyone — except you, possibly — is baking gorgeous loaves of sourdough bread during quarantine. While you're struggling to figure out why your starter isn't rising, they're researching add-ins, studying all the relevant YouTube videos, and somehow managing to stock up on flour even though f

‘I Could Solve Most of Your Problems’: Eric Schmidt’s Pentagon Offensive

500+NYT > Technology / 9h
The former Google C.E.O. has reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex.

Antarctica vs. Science

300+NYT > Technology / 9h
For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.

Get the art education you've always wanted at home for less than $40

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Learn to create drawings that give the illusion of being 3D with the Complete Creative Art and Science of Drawing Bundle for $39.96, a 96% savings as of May 3. While drawing is an excellent skill to pick up anytime, it's even more appropriate during these days. Why? Because it can help you enter a state of flow . Or, in other words, it can make the outside world (and all the chaos that com

This VPN offers everything you need for under $2 per month

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TL;DR: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for $1.99 per month as of May 2, saving you 83% on list price. You generally get what you pay for in the world of technology, meaning you tend to have to spend a little more to get the best quality . But every now and then a product or service offers everything you need at a low price. That's the case with Surfshark , and you can now sign up

This mind-mapping tool helps you visually shape your wildest ideas

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TL;DR: Map out all your thoughts and ideas with a lifetime subscription to this MindMaster Software for $49, a 62% savings as of May 2. Turning a passing thought into a structured idea is harder than it seems. But mind mapping definitely makes it easier. Devised in the early 1970s by British psychology author Tony Buzan , this effective way of visually shaping your thoughts and "mapping" out your

Learn all about stocks with an online course you can start this weekend

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: Become a stock market pro with this Wall Street Survival and Stock Trading Guide Bundle for $29.99, a 98% savings as of May 2. FYI: 10 billionaires added a total of $51 billion to their fortunes in a single week in April amidst the stock crash. Rather than feeling angry or jealous, maybe we should all take a page out of their books and learn as much as we can about stock and trading as we

16 things to help battle your social distancing boredom, all on sale

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Whether you're working from home and need some retail therapy to unwind or you're simply looking for something to do, we've got you covered. These top-selling deals are massively discounted — up to 98% off — for no good reason other than to make your social distancing life a little better. From app subscriptions to online courses to smartphone accessories, there's something for every type of pand

This Dell XPS laptop deal is one you don't want to miss

Mashable / 9h
TL;DR: This Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 laptop is $450 off in the PCMag Shop as of May 2 — get one while you can at this great price. Good tech is selling out left and right lately — everyone is on the lookout for hardware that can either improve their work from home situation or fill their newfound free time. (That's assuming they have free time. Some of us are strangely... busier now?) If you misse

This one thing will make you look better on all those Zoom calls

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TL;DR: Get ready for your close up with this beauty ring light for $50.99, a 15% savings as of May 2. With everyone settling into their new stay-at-home routines, it's no longer a question of what you'll wear, but how to look presentable on Zoom. If you're working from home, you still want to appear put together in front of your colleagues. If you're dating from home, you still want to make sure

Google is working on 4K/HDR streaming to Android TV for Stadia

Google Stadia Android300+Engadget / 9h
So what’s next for Stadia after rolling out 4K streaming on the web , and 5.1 surround sound for players using a browser? According to code 9to5Google dug up in the app, Google is preparing to add the option for 4K and HDR-quality streaming on Android-powered TVs, as well as built-in messaging to rival other modern gaming services. The ability to share captures as a link, or view lists of achieve

Stream and download all your favourite songs for free

24Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: A three-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited is free for new customers. It has been difficult to get hold of a lot of products recently, because everyone has been scrambling to secure more entertainment options. Subscription services have remained unaffected despite the increased demand, and you don't even need to wait for shipping. You just need to sign up and you'll get all the b

Internet has been placed under immense strain - but it’s holding strong

UK Carla 564TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
The increase in sustained Internet traffic brought about by coronavirus lockdown measures has led to speculation infrastructure might crumble under the burden. Although cloud-based services (such as Zoom and Microsoft