Sunday, May 03, 2020

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The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than It Should. Why?

Earth 2020 Eta Today4KWired / 9h
The Hubble constant predicts how rapidly space should grow—but astronomical observations don't line up. Here are the top ideas about what might be going on.

Everything you need to know about 'murder hornets'

1KMashable / 3h
The internet is buzzing about so-called "murder hornets" after the New York Times detailed an invasion of Asian giant hornets in Washington state, adding another threat to worry about to the already calamitous year. The description of the devastation these insects caused at a local beehive feels like something out of a novel: thousands of bees laying dead with their heads ripped off — a whole col

How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks

200+How-To Geek / 11h
You think you’re making all the right moves. You’re smart with your security. You have two-factor authentication enabled on all your accounts. But hackers have a way to bypass that: SIM swapping. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Monstrously fun knit masks encourage social distancing

Mashable / 25min
Face mask style is a thing , and one Reykjavík designer has seriously upped the ante. The artist Ýrúrarí is a textile designer who works mostly with knitting. She says that "adding knitted 3D elements to second hand sweaters has been the theme of my work for the past years." She makes sweaters covered with knit lips, tongues, teeth, and other fantastical, enchantingly grotesque three dimensional

FCC ordered to provide IP addresses tied to fake net neutrality comments

100+Engadget / 35min
The FCC might not have much choice but to hand over data logs for fake net neutrality comments . A federal judge has ordered (via Gizmodo ) the regulator to turn over server records to New York Times reporters that would reveal the IP addresses behind bogus comments supporting the net neutrality repeal . The FCC had contended that divulging the IP addresses would represent an “unwarranted invasio

Amazon Prime Users Can Get These PC Games For Free This Month

Lifehacker / 36min
If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, one perk you might not realize is that you can score free games each month from Twitch Prime. Read more...

Have Some Laughs With the $25 Cornetto Trilogy Blu-Ray Collection

Gizmodo / 41min
The World’s End/Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead Trilogy | $25 | Best Buy Read more...

Why we miss travel so much, according to psychologists

The Points Guy / 48min
Simran Sethi has rarely stayed in the same place for longer than four months in eight years. She’s an author, an educator and a public speaker , yet she says “her identity has been defined by travel.” “I wrote a book that took me to five continents,” she told me during a Sunday morning phone call to Mérida, Mexico, where she’s been since January. “When I started moving, I thought it was temporary

Paramount and Hasbro Are Already Working on the Next G.I. Joe Movie

100+Gizmodo / 1h
I do not know what the future will hold. But I know Snake Eyes will be in it. Read more...

Playing Pandemic is deeply satisfying in quarantine

34Mashable / 1h
The best thing most of us can do to fight the global pandemic is nothing: stay home, stay safe, public health officials implore. There's one place where that's not the case. In the board game Pandemic , players work as a team to fight the spread of disease across the globe. As a quarantine activity, knocking off "disease cubes," playing the necessary cards for a cure, and getting to "eradication,

Citi Double Cash: More Valuable Than Ever Before

One Mile at a Time / 1h
Understandably a lot of people are at least temporarily reassessing their approach to using credit cards. Some people are looking for ways to be more efficient with their strategy and spending, while others are looking to earn cash back rather than travel rewards. While I’m maintaining the same credit card strategy as before, I totally get the sentiment. That’s also exactly why I think the Citi®

Starting Monday The Vienna Airport Will Offer Coronavirus Testing On Demand

View from the Wing / 1h
In mid-April it seemed like the best place to get coronavirus testing might be the Dubai airport. And since they were running tests right away, it might even be faster to fly there, get tested, and come home. However the plan there was only to deploy testing for passengers heading to destinations that required a negative test for entry. Starting Monday testing is available to anyone who wants it

10 tips for anyone taking a road trip right now

The Points Guy / 1h
Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally. But we are sharing this information to provide value for essential travel plans you may have. I regularly work from home in Towson, Md., a suburb north of Baltimore.

Amazon discounts its Echo Show speakers to as low as $50

65Engadget / 1h
Now might be a prime opportunity to shop if you’re looking for a connected alarm clock or a video viewer for the kitchen. Amazon is offering substantial discounts on its Echo Show smart displays, with the Echo Show 5 on sale for $50 ($40 off) and the larger Echo Show 8 selling for $80 ($50 off). Those match price drops we saw on Black Friday, and could make them tempting compared to audio-only sm

What You Should Do About Your Upcoming Global Entry Interview

26Lifehacker / 1h
Chances are good you don’t have any immediate plans right now to go on an international trip. However, if you were trying to enroll in Global Entry earlier this year, you’re going to have to wait until at least June to finish the process. Read more...

Apple CEO Tim Cook asks graduates: How will coronavirus change you?

Tim Cook Ohio State94Mashable / 2h
Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged graduates to see beyond how coronavirus may have scuttled their plans in a virtual address to Ohio State University. Their post-college dreams may be delayed, but most have not seen the worst of COVID-19. "Those of us who can look back on this time and remember inconveniences and even boredom can count themselves lucky. Many more will know real hardship and fear. Oth

Star Trek: Picard's Prop Master Talks the Process Behind Getting Picard's Future Just Right

66Gizmodo / 2h
Star Trek: Picard ’s first season had a special opportunity. It was the first, clearest picture of the post- Nemesis future of the Star Trek universe, and as such it had the opportunity to define that world, from both a thematic perspective and an aesthetic one. The aesthetics, in particular, are tricky things: how to… Read more...

Let housing rise from the empty offices and malls

200+TechCrunch / 2h
Jon Evans Contributor Jon Evans is the CTO of the engineering consultancy HappyFunCorp; the award-winning author of six novels, one graphic novel, and a book of travel writing; and TechCrunch's weekend columnist since 2010. More posts by this contributor How to make sense of the coronavirus chaos What do we do with the positives? It’s hard to work out just how different the covid and post-covid w

Google's original Home smart speaker is on sale for $30

Android TV Google Home100+Engadget / 2h
It’s quite common to see deals on smart speakers, but they’re not often as tempting as this one. Best Buy is selling the original Google Home for just $30 , or less than a third of its official $100 price. That’s better than the $50 from not long ago, and puts it at the same price that you’d currently pay for the considerably less capable Nest Mini . You can find the speaker for ever-so-slightly

Going the extra mile: The airline staff who made me feel like a first-class flyer even in economy

The Points Guy / 3h
In the AvGeek world, we often read about how great a certain plane is to fly or how amazing that caviar in first class was. Rarely do we see credit given to the people who make it all happen — airline staff. From check-in staff to crew, each plays a crucial role in a journey from A to B, and for some of us, those interactions can really make or break a flight experience. So, at a time when airlin

9 reasons New Zealand should be on your bucket list

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deal s and destination content because we should all use this time to think about and plan our next adventures. TPG doesn’t advise

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Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
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Sunday's Best Deals: Google Smart Home, Bosch Drills, Comfy Shorts, and More

Gizmodo / 3h
A sale on a Bosch tool combo kit , a decently priced neck gaiter , a huge discount on Google Smart Home Speakers , really comfy shorts , and more are at the top of Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Attention Uber users: All passengers and drivers will soon be required to wear face masks

23The Points Guy / 3h
Airlines aren’t the only companies requiring passengers to wear masks while traveling — Uber is now following in their footsteps. The ride-hailing giant is requiring both drivers and riders to wear masks when using the platform in various countries, including the United States, CNN Business reports . For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . A spok

Florida Man Arrested After Trying to Quarantine on Disney's Discovery Island [Updated]

1KGizmodo / 3h
I mean, no one else was using it.

Goodbye, old Mad Dog: A photo tribute to the noisiest jets in Delta’s fleet

100+The Points Guy / 4h
It was going to be an epic occasion for aviation enthusiasts, one of those big retirement ceremonies that airlines had been doing lately — before the pandemic — to mark the exit of an airplane type from the fleet. An official last passenger flight, a heartfelt sendoff from crews and executives, then a flight out to the jet’s last resting place in the desert . And this one would be have been espec

Uber is developing tech to ensure drivers wear face masks

100+Engadget / 4h
Uber is coming to terms with the new reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s using technology to make sure everyone adjusts. The company has confirmed to CNN Business that it’s requiring face masks or similar coverings for both drivers and passengers in countries like the US, and is developing technology to detect whether or not drivers are abiding by those rules. It didn’t elaborate o

Texas theater chain to take your temperature as it reopens

200+Mashable / 4h
As a few states have allowed movie theaters to open to the public in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, some that are choosing to get back to business have surprising new security regulations. One theater chain in Texas, EVO, plans on opening with an "airport security-style check-in" on Monday, EVO Entertainment Inc. CEO Mitchell Roberts told Variety Friday. This includes asking people if the

7 far-flung and obscure spots to add to your bucket list

The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deal s and destination content because we should all use this time to think about and plan our next adventures. TPG doesn’t advise

Popular fiber supplements recalled: FDA warns of plastic risk

SlashGear / 5h
A popular prebiotic fiber supplement has been recalled in the United States over the potential risk of plastic contamination, according to the FDA. The announcement was made last week by GSK Consumer Healthcare, the company that voluntarily recalled the products. A total of five lots of the fiber supplements were recalled, ones that were distributed to stores months ago. According … Continue read

Vienna Airport To Offer COVID-19 Testing, With A Catch

200+One Mile at a Time / 5h
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 , we’ve seen Emirates perform pre-fligh

Intel is reportedly close to buying transit app creator Moovit

100+Engadget / 5h
Intel’s autonomous driving ambitions may soon get a boost from a well-known app developer. Calcalist , The Marker and TechCrunch sources claim Intel is close to acquiring transit app developer Moovit in a deal that would be worth around $1 billion. The deal would reportedly fold Moovit into Intel’s Israeli automotive hub (currently led by Mobileye) and help with its overall self-driving strategy.

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Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
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Greece is planning to open to tourists this summer

72The Points Guy / 5h
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and it’s a sunset in Mykonos. Greece, arguably one of the most popular summer vacation spots in the world, is planning on opening up the country to tourists come July, Reuters reports . For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . The country has been on lockdown since March 23 and is trying to save what’s le

James Wan and One of John Wick's Writers Are Making a Time-Travelling Cop Movie

200+Gizmodo / 5h
Only, the cop is being hunted by a bevy of assassins. So, it’s a good fit. Read more...

One Change Could Cut The Spread Of Viruses On Planes By Half

37View from the Wing / 5h
We might pick up the new coronavirus from surfaces, though most transmission is thought to happen from respiratory droplets. Blocked middle seats does nothing to protect someone in an aisle seat from the person in the aisle beside them - or the passenger behind them. Science though suggests one change could that reduce virus transmission on planes in half. Continue reading ...

What Warren Buffett’s airline stock dump says about the future of travel

73The Points Guy / 6h
The hits keep coming for airlines as they continue to reel from the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett announced that he was dumping his stocks in American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines during the company’s annual meeting streamed online by Yahoo Finance on May 2. For more updates about how coronavirus

I'm Being Attacked by These AI-Generated Song Lyrics

73Gizmodo / 6h
If the current season of Westworld has taught us anything, it’s that artificial intelligence is not all it’s cracked up to be, both in inception and in execution. Personally, I was done with AI after I watched exactly half of 2004's I, Robot, and then decided that the entire business of computers acting of their own… Read more...

How to Watch Tonight's MST3K Live Riff-Along

500+Lifehacker / 6h
Mystery Science Theater 3000 was supposed to be in the middle of a live tour right now. Since the pandemic has postponed that, along with pretty much everything else, for the time being, the creators have decided to take things online. Read more...

Coronavirus: Contact tracing app to be trialled on Isle of Wight

6KBBC News - Technology / 6h
The experiment is part of the government's track and trace strategy aimed at limiting a second wave.

'Game of Thrones' actor Hafthór Björnsson breaks deadlifting world record

100+Mashable / 6h
In an electric display of power, Icelandic strongman and Game of Thrones actor Hafþór (Hafthor) Björnsson broke the deadlift world record Saturday, picking up 501 kilograms (nearly 1,105 pounds) of weight. Björnsson, who played Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain on Game of Thrones , made his deadlift world record attempt on Saturday, which was broadcast live on ESPN and streamed on YouTube. The

After Math: Keeping occupied in a time of quarantine

62Engadget / 6h
Six weeks on the inside can change a person. It empties out their soul and makes them question their perception of the world. They say seven weeks will drive you completely over the edge, giving in to the temptations of artisanal home haircuts and sourdough starter. So it should come as no surprise that housebound people around the world are flocking to online diversions to help them ride out the

Where you can buy face masks for travel right now

The Points Guy / 6h
As we slowly begin to turn a corner in the coronavirus outbreak , government officials and companies are considering strategies to keep the virus at bay. Experts now recommend wearing a face mask while out in public, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained, and airlines are taking note. This week, JetBlue became the first airline to mandate that passengers wear face coverings. The

TPG readers reveal the trips they’re planning once it’s safe to travel again

The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: At TPG, our top priority is providing our readers with the information needed to make educated decisions about travel and rewards-earning strategy. This is not the best time to travel, domestically or internationally, as airlines have cut major parts of their route networks. But we are sharing this information to provide value for future travel once coronavirus concerns have subsid

Samsung Galaxy A51 mid-range phone arrives at AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

SlashGear / 6h
The Galaxy A51, a mid-range phone offering many features similar to the ones found on Samsung’s higher-end models, is now available to purchase from Xfinity Mobile and AT&T. The version of the A51 available at this time features LTE connectivity — if you’re in the US, you’ll have to wait until later this summer to get the 5G version. Though … Continue reading

Geek Trivia: Which Game Console Was The First To Have Downloadable Content?

How-To Geek / 7h
Nintendo 64 PlayStation Atari 2600 Xbox Think You Know the Answer?

TikTok recipes are a pain to follow, but a joy to watch

37Mashable / 7h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. The joy of cooking is flourishing on TikTok. A few months ago, I stumbled upon a mesmerizing video of a TikTok creator using an immersion blender in a simmering pot of soup. It was approximately 3 a.m. and in a bout of insomnia, I ended up scrolling through TikTok's endless For You Page. Among the absurdis

huariqueje: Elsje - Otto Dicke, 1949 Dutch,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
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Here Are My Favorite Airline Ad Campaigns

41One Mile at a Time / 7h
Yesterday I shared my take on the best airline boarding music to enjoy at home. Continuing with the theme of enjoying airline-related things at home, today I wanted to share some of my favorite airline ads that were produced in the past 20 years. At a time where travel isn’t possible for most, I find these more enjoyable to watch than ever before. It’s hard to really rank these ads since they’re

Roku Smart Soundbar Review: Great Sound, With a Roku Player Built In

84Wired / 7h
This home theater upgrade comes with our favorite streaming player inside, and it makes movies and shows sound damn good.

LockBit Is the New Ransomware for Hire

500+Wired / 7h
A recent infection, which managed to plunder a company's network within hours, demonstrates why the malware has become so prevalent.

Hawaii Prepares To Welcome Visitors With New Slogan, “The Safest Place In The World”

59View from the Wing / 7h
In March Hawaii started asking tourists not to visit the state . And then they got so serious about keeping outsiders away, who might bring a virus, that they started paying for plane tickets so tourists would leave . Now the State of Hawaii - with fewer than 700 confirmed coronavirus cases and just 16 deaths - is making its success containing coronavirus part of a new tourism marketing campaign

How to Stream “Everybody Loves Raymond” Without Cable

How-To Geek / 8h
Everybody Loves Raymond is a fun, light-hearted, family comedy that started in the late ’90s. If you’ve been a fan of the show and are looking to rewatch it, these streaming services will bring it right to your home. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Intel to buy smart urban transit startup Moovit for $1B to boost its autonomous car division

500+TechCrunch / 8h
Some big M&A is afoot in Israel in the world of smart transportation. According to multiple reports and sources that have contacted TechCrunch, chip giant Intel is in the final stages of a deal to acquire Moovit , a startup that applies AI and big data analytics to track traffic and provide transit recommendations to some 800 million people globally. The deal is expected to close in the coming da

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

64Wired / 8h
Stay-at-home orders mean less traffic and fewer serious crashes, saving lives and money. Plus, Elon Musk does it again.

22 Surprising Tips to Master 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

100+Wired / 8h
From growing hybrid flowers to catching pesky wasps, these tricks will turn you into a pro.

How to Remove Checkboxes in File Explorer on Windows 10

32How-To Geek / 8h
On Windows 10, File Explorer shows visible checkboxes whenever you select a file. This makes file management easier with a touch screen, but you might prefer a classic experience without those checkboxes. Here’s how to turn them off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Researchers find massive microplastic hotspots on the deep seafloor

SlashGear / 8h
Every year, plastic waste discarded by humans — everything from plastic straws and food packaging to fishing nets and industrial products — ends up in the oceans. This trash floats around, eventually bumping into each other, where it becomes trapped and forms an ‘island’ of trash. A new study sheds light on what happens to this plastic over time, namely … Continue reading

Samsung's $399 Galaxy A51 comes to AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

100+Engadget / 9h
Samsung’s Galaxy A51 is a viable alternative to the iPhone SE if you’re looking for a mid-priced phone , but you’ve been out of luck if you wanted to get it through a carrier besides Sprint or Verizon (Engadget’s parent company). You won’t have to wait longer for more options, though. AT&T and Xfinity Mobile have announced (via The Verge ) that they’re carrying the A51, with orders open now. This

How to Temporarily Disable Your Instagram Account

34How-To Geek / 9h
Want to take a break from Instagram? That’s perfectly reasonable. Instead of deleting the app or your profile, try temporarily deactivating your Instagram account. When you can come back in a month, everything will be just as you left the social network. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Get Outside and Indulge Your Inner Treasure Hunter with a Geocaching App

100+How-To Geek / 9h
Everyone loves a treasure hunt, and with millions of hidden caches around the world, geocaching is the ultimate treasure-hunting game. These geocaching apps make it easy for kids and adults alike to track down and find caches. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

8 Great Online Co-Op Puzzle Video Games

25How-To Geek / 9h
Nothing puts your brain to the test quite like a good puzzle game. The best in the genre can twist your mind and force you to look at problems in new ways. But what if instead of just putting your brain to the test, they could test your friendships, too? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Banyan Tree Promo: Save Big When You Pay Now, Travel Later

24One Mile at a Time / 9h
I’ve written before about how I think many travel brands could be doing a better job creatively generating revenue . With so many companies having liquidity issues, I don’t understand why we’re not seeing more travel brands incentivizing paying now for travel at a later date. We’ve started to see this at some hotels , and now Banyan Tree has launched a fantastic promotion. Through May 6, 2020, Ba

Get a Google Home Smart Speaker for Just $29 at Target

Android TV Google HomeGizmodo / 9h
Google Home - Smart Speaker With Google Assistant | $29 | Target Read more...

Cheap Gear Under $20: Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and More

92Wired / 9h
Do you need a small, cheap way to improve your life? These are the affordable pick-me-ups that we can't live without.

Closer in quarantine: How some friends and families are actually connecting more in isolation

100+Mashable / 9h
I've FaceTimed my best friend for two Fridays in a row now. OK, I know, that doesn't seem like much to brag about. But that's something we never really did before — gestures vaguely at the state of the world — all of this. I love my best friend. We grew up together; I was the best man at his wedding. But he lives in a different city, we're busy, and we don't call or text as much as we'd like. On

Join Us For Today’s OMAAT Virtual Brunch!

500+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Today at 1PM ET we’ll be having our weekly OMAAT virtual brunch . Even though I’m a massive introvert, it’s nice to get some sort of human interaction, even if it’s virtual. We’ve had so much fun with the ones we have done, and many people seem to enjoy them, so we want to keep doing these. For the time being we’re going to: Have a virtual happy hour every Thursday at 6:30PM Eastern / 3:30PM Paci

Warren Buffett Walks Away From U.S. Airlines

35View from the Wing / 9h
Warren Buffett owned about 10% each of Delta, Southwest Airlines, American and a little bit less of United. He wound up with a bit over 10% of Delta - his biggest airline position - by accident when he was buying as Delta was buying back shares. It was rumored a year ago he was going to acquire Southwest Airlines in its entirety. Buffett has now unwinded them all and walked away from the industry

John Wick 4 release date bumped to make room for The Matrix 4

54SlashGear / 10h
The past two months have seen a number of theatrical movie premiere date changes, some due to temporarily suspended productions and others due to different factors, including needing to shuffling things around to accommodate new release schedules. The latest news comes from Lionsgate, which has adjusted the premiere dates for a couple of movies, among them being the hotly anticipated … Continue r

Zoom Not Cutting It for You? Try Exploring a Virtual World

100+Wired / 10h
If you’re craving more from your video chats, think outside the box. From Second Life to Online Town, there are plenty of places to gather while staying at home.

‘Let’s Save Some Lives’: A Doctor’s Journey Into the Pandemic

400+Wired / 10h
Andrew Ibrahim was just finishing his surgical residency in Michigan when the coronavirus surge hit. It took a lifetime’s lessons to face the challenge.

I Can’t Stop Escaping Into Google Photos’ Nostalgia Vortex

100+Wired / 10h
I got the app for its easy photo backups. I didn’t realize it would become a precious window to the past—or a lifeline in a time of existential despair.

How well can algorithms recognize your masked face?

500+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Cindy Ord | Getty Images) Facial-recognition algorithms from Los Angeles startup TrueFace are good enough that the US Air Force uses them to speed security checks at base entrances. But CEO Shaun Moore says he’s facing a new question: How good is TrueFace’s technology when people are wearing face masks? “It’s something we don’t know yet because it’s not been deployed in that envi

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Sells All Airline Stocks

200+One Mile at a Time / 10h
Berkshire Hathaway had their annual shareholders meeting yesterday. This one was different than past ones, both based on the current economic uncertainty, and given the lack of people attending due to the current pandemic. A couple of weeks ago we learned that Berkshire Hathaway had sold many of the airline stocks they held, and yesterday Warren Buffett provided some more details on that decision

How to best organize all your saved recipes on Instagram

100+Mashable / 11h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. You're scrolling through Instagram and just as the most gorgeous, gooey brownies are about to leave your field of view, your thumb instinctively stops You want those brownies. You need those brownies. But you're definitely not going to make those brownies right now, while you're comfortably curled up on th

Best phones under $400 you can buy now

Google Pixel 4A iPhoneSlashGear / 11h
The new iPhone SE has got us all talking about low-priced phones again. It’s not just people with tight budgets, but these budget phones are turning heads of those who tend to opt for the more expensive models. Phones like the iPhone SE and Google Pixel 3a are a reminder not everyone needs all the bells and whistles of a … Continue reading

One of Amazon’s Most Powerful Critics Lives in Its Backyard

Amazon One Two Her Days400+NYT > Technology / 12h
Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington tried to keep her concerns about the company private. Now she’s going public.

Boost your online security with this ugly duckling

84Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: A one-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN is on sale for $2.85 per month as of May 3, saving you 71% on list price. There are a lot of VPN providers out there to consider, and some will try to lure you in with seriously slick sites and interfaces. This sort of thing isn't really important though, and you should always focus on performance and features. Private Internet Access

35 things on sale this weekend that you actually want (or need) right now

44Mashable / 12h
Let's get down to business: with no access to in-person shopping, you don't have the luxury of window shopping anymore. So we did you a favor and scoured deals around the internet you'll actually want to take advantage of. Below is a list of items you'll find hard to resist. From dehumidifiers to vibrating massagers to smart speakers and half-off wine, here are non-essential "essentials" on sale

Normally $200, you can get over 100 WooCommerce plugins for just $39

40Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Make your store's website stand out from the rest with this WooCommerce 110+ Premium Plug-in Bundle for $39, an 80% savings as of May 3. The e-commerce industry is thriving. Even before recent events, shopping for necessities online was already the norm, but since the pandemic struck, purchasing goods over the internet went into complete overdrive. It's not just because retail giants have

Learn how to make the most out of QuickBooks this this online course

48Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: Learn how to properly keep track of all your business's finances with the QuickBooks 2020 Essentials Bundle and go from beginner to bookkeeper for $30, a 90% savings as of May 3. If you run a small business and aren't using QuickBooks, then you are definitely missing out. Especially considering