Saturday, May 09, 2020

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Coronavirus cases would dwindle if 80% of Americans wore masks, says study

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Americans have been receiving contradictory information about the coronavirus pandemic, so much so that it's become a joke . One example is face masks: In March, the World Health Organization advised people to not wear masks if they aren't sick or caretakers of the sick. But given that some coronavirus patients are asymptomatic, opinions of masks from top officials have shifted. The CDC and the m

The 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Has Taken a Dark Turn

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Though social networks have pledged to take more concerted action against it, the theory has continued to spread, inspiring a surge of attacks.

Elon Musk threatens to pull Tesla operations out of California and into Texas or Nevada

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Saturday the company will file a lawsuit against Alameda County and threatened to move its headquarters and future programs to Texas or Nevada immediately, escalating a fight between the company and health officials over whether its factory in Fremont can reopen. Tesla had planned to bring back about 30% of its factory workers Friday as part of its reopening plan, defying

Qatar Airways Firing Pilots – And Sending Them A Bill

View from the Wing / 18min
Here's a dismissal notice one pilot reported receiving from his airline. Qatar Airways terminated him effective immediately, and is paying him seven days of severance in lieu of notice. If that was the end of the story it would be unfortunate, but part of the grim reality that aviation and the world are facing today. However that wasn't the end. Qatar sent the pilot a bill for $162,000. Continue

Porsche's track app uses CarPlay to show lap data while you drive

52Engadget / 25min
There’s no guarantee you’ll find a race track to drive during the pandemic, but Porsche will be ready whenever you can hit the course. It recently updated its Track Precision app for iOS (via Autoblog ) with CarPlay support to make lap data much more convenient. Instead of perching your iPhone on a mount, you only have to use your sports car’s touchscreen to record laps, get lap time predictions

Startups Weekly: SEC temporarily loosens crowdfunding regulations on small companies

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Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use every Saturday morning by email (7am PT). Subscribe here . A specific type of small startup has a window to raise crowdfunding in a somewhat less regulated way than normally required in the U.S., based on a temporary set of rule changes by the Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week. Excited yet? The n

Ahsoka Tano Could Have Saved the Republic

100+Gizmodo / 42min
The right hero in the wrong place.

Flash VPN deal: save 65% on online security and site unblocking for the next year

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It's little wonder that VPN sales are booming right now - with so many of us stuck at home, we need all the online online security and access to extra entertainment we can get. And if you're still undecided about which provider to plump for, then IPVanish's weekend-only flash sale might just clinch it. For a single payment of $49, you'll get one whole year of IPVanish access that covers you on up

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

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The company's new review board is designed to move slowly and keep things intact.

Intel and AMD both just made budget PC gaming so much better

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AMD has just launched its Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X processors , and they're basically the best thing that's happened to the $100-$150 price range in years. Not only are these processors extremely affordable, but thanks to the Zen 2 architecture they're built on, they provide some pretty significant performance improvements, too. But AMD isn't alone here. Intel gets a lot of hate these days, and we

Trying to reopen a canceled Amex card? You’ll have to pay a $25 fee for that

The Points Guy / 1h
If you recently canceled a premium American Express card and now regret it, you may not be too happy to hear that Amex is charging a $25 fee to reinstate canceled cards, as first reported by Doctor of Credit. Additionally, the $25 fee will not go toward the annual card fee. The canceled card is also still subject to approval, which could take up to 10 business days. Related: Here’s why you should

Elon Musk says he'll move Tesla's headquarters to Nevada or Texas

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Elon Musk has been frustrated that Tesla’s Fremont factory has remained shut down due to Alameda County’s lockdown order, and that anger has apparently reached the boiling point. Musk has claimed that he’ll move Tesla’s headquarters to Nevada or Texas “immediately” as a result of Alameda County’s decision to keep the Fremont factory shut through May. He also threatened to pull all manufacturing f

UK set to announce new quarantine restrictions for visitors, returning residents

The Points Guy / 1h
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a quarantine plan for visitors and Britons returning home to the UK on May 10 at 7 p.m. local time. According to The Guardian, this new restriction will go into effect by the end of the month or early June and would require both visitors and Britons alike to self-isolate for 14 days at a private residence. “We will be asking for assurances that this

Saturday's Best Deals: John Wick, Soft Hoodies, Bloodborne Comics, and More

20Lifehacker / 1h
A sale on the John Wick trilogy , $30 Adidas shoes , JACHS NY hoodies , noise-cancelling earbuds , and more are some of Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

This bidet toilet seat attachment is the at-home throne I needed in my life

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I went to Taiwan for the first time to attend Computex in 2019, and when I was there I got to try a bidet for the first time. Before that, I had heard a ton of stories about how much more hygienic they are compared to using toilet paper – and it really makes sense if you think about it for a couple of minutes – but that hotel bathroom exposed me to a whole new world. I used that toilet after goin

Saturday's Best Deals: John Wick, Soft Hoodies, Bloodborne Comics, and More

20Gizmodo / 1h
A sale on the John Wick trilogy , $30 Adidas shoes , JACHS NY hoodies , noise-cancelling earbuds , and more are some of Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Mike Flanagan Is Returning to the Stephen King Well With an Adaptation of Revival

53Gizmodo / 1h
Mike Flanagan is one of the most successful modern-day adapters of Stephen King, managing to turn Doctor Sleep , a pretty messy novel by any standard, into a fascinating and thoughtful consideration of The Shining and its legacy as a story and a film. So he’s doing the only natural thing and going back for more. Read more...

Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla HQ somewhere less concerned with worker safety

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Elon Musk is sick and tired of all these rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and you'd better believe the innovator is going to do something about it. Specifically, that something would be threatening to move Tesla headquarters somewhere like Texas. Or maybe Nevada. The Tesla CEO had planned to reopen his Fremont, California, plant Friday, only to be told by Alameda County that, no

'Doom Eternal' updates will add supercharged demons and a fresh campaign

66Engadget / 2h
Whatever you think of Doom Eternal right now, id and Bethesda are determined to spice it up going forward. They’ve hinted at what’s coming next for the hellish shooter, starting with a preview of the game’s first free update. The simply titled Update 1 release will tweak core mechanics in a number of ways, including “Empowered Demons” that throw a wildcard into single-player games. If a demon kil

This TikTok perfectly captures how annoying coworkers are over Zoom

200+Mashable / 2h
Zoom has become a way of life for some people as of late (despite, uh, some safety concerns ), especially when it comes to work meetings. Whether it's a company-wide all hands or a team check-in, it's likely that if you're working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, you've had to see your coworkers' shining faces in a video call. Actor, writer, and Groundlings comedian Caitlin Reilly perfe

Rent Unique Art Films From Alamo Draft House's 'Virtual Cinema'

28Lifehacker / 2h
Movie theaters across most of the country are still closed for business; however, Alamo Draft House is opening its virtual doors in a way, allowing you to rent and buy a pretty decent list of arthouse films on its site. Read more...

theophile-steinlen:Mother Cat, Theophile Steinlen

Music, Arts & Literature / 2h
theophile-steinlen : Mother Cat , Theophile Steinlen

Boston Dynamics' robot dog warns Singapore parkgoers not to get too close

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In a startling turn for a robot that has long haunted your dreams , Boston Dynamics' Spot has been tasked to encourage healthy behavior. According to the Straits Times , the robot "dog" has been assigned to patrol the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park in Singapore with the express purpose of encouraging social distancing. "Let's keep Singapore healthy," sounds a recording from the robot as it trots by two t

Delta Is Suspending Service to These 10 US Airports

32Lifehacker / 3h
Most of us probably don’t have plans to fly anytime soon. If you do have plans to do so, and those plans involve Delta, then you might need to make a few adjustments. Read more...

Watch the 'Bon Appétit' cast meet the creators behind the Meme Appetit account

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What happens when memers meet the subject of their memes? In the case of the BA Test Kitchen meeting the brains behind @meme_appetit , pure gold. Harry Kersh and Will Martin started the accounts when they discovered their shared love of BA videos, and the Instagram and Twitter accounts have since taken off. Now with almost 400,000 followers on Instagram, the account has a lot of fans — including

10 priceless travel memories I’ll never stop talking about

The Points Guy / 3h
The coronavirus pandemic has halted travel around the world . As one of TPG’s biggest travelers , it’s not unusual for me to log over 100 flight segments in a year or fly around the world in 48 hours. But now, I’ve been grounded for about two months. Fortunately, I’m physically healthy, but it’s been a long time since I was last at home for eight weeks straight. And while I’m dreaming of the day

Hitting the Books: How to be active on social media and still keep your job

68Engadget / 3h
With large swaths of the country still stifling under quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are supplementing their meager IRL social interactions with online alternatives. But but doing so can become a proverbial minefield with consequences that often extend back into the real world — just ask Laura Lee and Shane Gillis . Keep Calm and Log On by Gillian “Gus” Andrews is a

The 100 final season trailer arrives ahead of May 20 premiere

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The CW drama The 100 is about to launch its seventh and final season. Ahead of the May 20 premiere, The CW has released the first trailer for the season, one that contains significant spoilers for anyone who isn’t caught up on the series. Bucking the usual trend, The CW released an extended trailer, not a mere teaser, providing a … Continue reading

The best Memorial Day TV deals: price cuts from Samsung, LG, TCL, and more

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means fantastic deals on patio furniture, appliances, mattresses, and most importantly - 4K TVs. You can score record-low prices from top brands like Samsung, LG, and TCL from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. The top TV bargains include this best-selling Samsung 50-inch 4K TV on sale for $329.99 , a $60 price cut on the Insignia 43-inch Fire TV,

Hawaii Considers New, Possibly Illegal, Restrictions on Tourists

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Even as Hawaii prepares a marketing campaign to bring back tourism calling the state 'the safest place in the world' for how well it has managed to contain COVID-19, it's also ramping up restrictions on visitors - some designed to protect the state from coronavirus, others clearly motivated by an antipathy towards outsiders coming from the mainland. Continue reading ...

Best Assassin’s Creed games: every AC entry ranked for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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In the past decade of Assassin’s Creed games , from the franchise’s humble beginnings back in 2009, Ubisoft has certainly got to work. We’ve had 11 mainline Assassin’s Creed games so far, jumping through so many centuries and settings that it’s hard to keep track of what world the latest one inhabits. Whether you’re scaling Victorian buildings with a grappling hook in Syndicate, overturning ships

Spotify's new new 'Daily Wellness' playlist is worth a try but has a few flaws

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With all the stress in the world — you know, a deadly, terrifying global pandemic — Spotify dropped a new service: a daily, personalized aimed at wellness. Fittingly, it's called Daily Wellness and I gave it a try. OK, first, let me drop my biases: I can be a cynical person and I'm pretty high energy — like hyper hyper — which has made meditation difficult for me. I can get both mentally and phys

How the TPG UK YouTube channel went viral: Fan Q&A and unseen footage

The Points Guy / 3h
Join Nicky, Jean and Liam for a live Zoom hangout + Q&A on 12 May at 4 p.m. Limited spots — register here. It’s been a huge year for The Points Guy U.K. on YouTube . In the space of 12 months, we have amassed 227,200 subscribers, 27.4 million views, 354 years of video watch time and over half a billion (528,168,160) impressions. To celebrate this success and the anniversary of the first viral Bri

met-european-paintings: Tiger and Cubs by Jean-Léon Gérôme,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
met-european-paintings : Tiger and Cubs by Jean-Léon Gérôme , European Paintings Bequest of Susan P. Colgate, in memory of her husband, Romulus R. Colgate, 1936 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Medium: Oil on canvas

Artists donate free, uplifting images to the UN in pandemic response

79Mashable / 4h
The internet is a scary enough place as it is, and now with the added misinformation and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, it's even scarier. Thanks to the United Nations and dozens of artists, however, the internet just got a little more beautiful. In late March, the UN put a call out to artists to help combat the spread of COVID-19. They sought creatives to create content around six a

The Release Trailer For Solar Opposites Is a Filthy Alien Take on Suburban Life

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From Justin Roiland and somewhere far out of this solar system, Solar Opposites has arrived on this inhospitable mess called Earth. Fortunately, it brought a lot of its own mess with it. Read more...

Modern Marriott in Manhattan: A look at the new Renaissance Chelsea

The Points Guy / 4h
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

Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promo (Extended)

300+One Mile at a Time / 4h
While this is probably far from the top priority for anyone at this point, it’s worth noting that Hilton has extended their global promotion by several months. I think Hilton took exactly the right approach here — in my opinion it seems kind of tone deaf to introduce a new promotion right now incentivizing discretionary travel, but I think extending an existing promotion strikes the right balance

Ask Engadget: How have you dealt with faulty Joy-Cons?

91Engadget / 4h
This week we’re asking you for answers. Earlier we asked you to submit your user reviews of the Joy-Con controllers that come with Nintendo’s handheld Switch gaming system. Now we want to hear what you’ve done to fix the flaws that many users have encountered with the devices — be it a Bluetooth connection problem , or the more common ‘drift’ that causes the thumb sticks to move items on screen i

On Beat Fitness is a dance party disguised as a workout for any quarantine mood

87Mashable / 4h
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. Read more... On Beat Fitness $120 (annual) View Product The Good Super fun workouts • Classes grouped by mood • Equipment-free workout options • Growing library of classes The Bad Lac

agelessphotography: Lioness with Cubs Under Tree, Nick Brandt,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 4h
agelessphotography : Lioness with Cubs Under Tree , Nick Brandt, 2004

Cobie Smulders sings social distance 'Let's Go to the Mall' parody

1KMashable / 5h
The coronavirus pandemic has many of us nostalgic for a simpler time — maybe when we were teenagers and/or watching our favorite early oughts sitcoms. Actress Cobie Smulders seems to be feeling that itch, and sensed we are too. The former How I Met Your Mother actress decided to recreate her character Robin Scherbatsky's hit song from the series, "Let's Go to The Mall." For those who need a refre

This Week in Apps: WWDC goes online, Android 11 delays, Facebook SDK turns into app kill switch

400+TechCrunch / 5h
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. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle ho

Apex Legends Season 5 will feature ‘Broken Ghost’ as first Quest

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The arrival of Apex Legends Season 5 will also bring a new game expansion called Quests, the first of which has been detailed. Called ‘The Broken Ghost,’ this Quest will revolve around the new character Loba, a thief who was properly introduced earlier this month. Players will be tasked with finding nine pieces of an artifact and more, including daily … Continue reading

Sniff Petrol’s wonderfully interesting book of boring car facts: A review

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Enlarge / Yes that's a door handle on the front cover, but do you know which door handle? (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) If you're the sort of person who reads Ars Technica, there's a good chance you appreciate the finer details in life. You know, the tiny nuggets of information other people might leave out, like a 12-part history of the Amiga, told over more than a decade , or just why the kerning in

Things don’t look too promising about the (immediate) future of business class

25The Points Guy / 5h
It’s been about two months since most of America has been under stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders due to the coronavirus pandemic . With so few people traveling, the airline industry has been one of the toughest hit. Earnings season revealed just how much cash carriers are burning through . It’s no surprise, then, that airlines are taking their route networks and fleet strategy back to the

These are the only long-haul routes American, Delta and United plan to fly in May

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The dramatic pull back of long-haul international air service by U.S. airlines hit bottom in April, but American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines are bringing back several routes in May with plans for further service resumptions over the summer. After weeks of cuts, American, Delta and United flew just 15 long-haul international routes in April. Nearly all flights

19 travel books to read now to inspire your next trip

The Points Guy / 5h
With travel still largely at a standstill around the world, you may still be stuck at home for the foreseeable future. But just because you’re trapped at home doesn’t mean all your wanderlust has suddenly disappeared. Whether you’re on government-mandated quarantine or simply practicing social distancing, here are some of the best travel books out there — from classics to new debuts, memoirs to f

United flyers: Don’t expect a consistent Polaris experience when travel returns

The Points Guy / 5h
United’s Polaris business class product has gone a long way since it was first introduced in 2016. However, it hasn’t been fully rolled out yet, and still won’t for quite some time. Airlines around the world are being pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic and are doing whatever they can to stay afloat . For United , one of those things is eliminating all discretionary spending, including any Polar

American Airlines CEO: We Don’t Match Low Fares, Will Charge People More Who Must Travel

100+View from the Wing / 5h
This past week American Airlines CEO Doug Parker hosted a Crew News question and answer session with employees. He's been doing town hall-style employee chats since he was CEO at America West and this was the first one done virtually. Instead of live questions, he had an executive who framed 'frequently asked questions' from pilots, and separately from flight attendants. In the flight attendant s

Space Photos of the Week: Europa\! Attempt No Landing There

100+Wired / 5h
Despite a surface marked with so-called “chaos terrain,” we're set to explore whether or not it'll be possible to live on Jupiter's moon.

Guy Fieri loves John Krasinski and 'The Office' as much as you do

100+Mashable / 5h
Guy Fieri — one of the most popular celebrity chefs— has spent nearly 15 years starring in and hosting entertaining culinary shows. But one of Fieri's favorite things to watch on television isn't food-focused. It's the workplace comedy, The Office. That's right, the Mayor of Flavortown is obsessed with the employees of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch. And much to his delight, he recently got to

This VPN could change everything with its decentralized approach

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Consumers and businesses alike are now relying on VPNs to protect their privacy and increase their anonymity online. However, most VPN services are highly centralized and many lack transparency which makes it difficult to know how protected your data really is online. The blockchain-based ecosystem Tachyon has developed a decentralized VPN that it thinks could solve many of these issues. Tachyon

Call of Duty Warzone on mobile: what we want to see

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While Call of Duty: Mobile is one of the most successful mobile games ever , it has a flaw - its Black Ops 4 -style battle royale mode is rather outdated compared to the newer Call of Duty: Warzone free-to-play game, released in early 2019. It's no secret Call of Duty: Warzone should have launched on mobile devices too - we've already argued as much before - but it looks like publisher Activision

Production delays could push back the launch of new AirPods

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The spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the world's efforts to contain it have caused havoc with tech release schedules this year, and it would appear that the next version of the Apple AirPods are the latest bit of gadgetry to get delayed. A new report in the Nikkei Asian Review suggests that Apple is hastily trying to shift some of its AirPods production to Vietnam instead of China, and that

womansart: Henriëtte Ronner-Knip (Dutch painter) 1821 - 1909 ...

Music, Arts & Literature / 5h
womansart : Henriëtte Ronner-Knip (Dutch painter) 1821 - 1909 Motherhood, s.d. oil on panel

American & Hyatt Surprise Healthcare Workers With Vacations

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I think we could all use a feel-good story right about now, and American Airlines and Hyatt have given us exactly that . American Airlines and Hyatt are awarding more than 4,000 healthcare workers in New York City with free vacations later this year. They’ll receive roundtrip flights on American Airlines, plus three nights at select Hyatt properties in the US and Caribbean. Specifically, those at

Recommended Reading: Facebook's new content oversight board

78Engadget / 6h
We are a new board overseeing Facebook. Here’s what we’ll decide. Catalina Botero-Marino, Jamal Greene, Michael W. McConnell and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, The New York Times Facebook announced the first members of its content oversight board this week, an independent body it pledged to form in November 2018. While the selections sparked almost immediate criticism, a few of the group’s members penne

Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition

100+Wired / 6h
Plus: A GoDaddy breach, a ransomware attack, and more of the week's top security news.

Google Pixel Buds wireless earbuds will get feature drops

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The latest iteration of Google’s Pixel Buds wireless earbuds will get feature drops just like Pixel smartphones, Google has confirmed. With this, Google will release future updates that expand the functionality or usefulness of the earbuds, giving users access to new features in a way similar to how Google regularly adds new features to its Pixel handsets. Google confirmed the … Continue reading

Can't stop watching gross food videos? Here's why.

40Mashable / 6h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. The famously sensitive strongman, actor Terry Crews, is screaming at the top of his lungs. In another time and place, you would be sure he was getting tortured. Which, essentially he is — just not as a form of punishment. Instead, the misery is all in the name of promotional entertainment, with Crews' self

How to Delete a Comment on Instagram

48How-To Geek / 6h
Nothing stings quite like a typo on the internet. If you’ve accidentally written something you’d rather take back or you want to remove someone else’s comment left on your post, here’s how to delete an Instagram comment on iPhone, Android, and on the web. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How to Access Facebook's New Redesigned Desktop Site With Dark Mode Now

100+Lifehacker / 6h
In March, Facebook started rolling out its new redesigned desktop site as something you could choose to opt-into once it was available to you. Friday the company announced that the rollout is complete and that the new site is available for everyone globally. Read more...

*The Last Unicorn* Is a Work of Art

91Wired / 6h
The 1982 children's cartoon remains surprisingly adept at capturing the realities of loss and regret.

aqua-regia009:Androcles and the Lion (c.1902) - Jean-Léon Gérôme

Music, Arts & Literature / 6h
aqua-regia009 : Androcles and the Lion (c.1902) - Jean-Léon Gérôme

Every Slack Keyboard Shortcut for Windows, Mac, and the Web

20How-To Geek / 7h
Power up your team communications with the right keystroke combinations. You can use these to control the Slack interface, format messages, and quickly find the content you need. Become a Slack expert with these familiar, functional hotkeys for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The 17 Best Mobile Games to Play on the Toilet

24How-To Geek / 7h
Let me set the scene for you: it’s that time of day, and you sit down to do your business. You settle in to get the job down, pull out your phone because you have some time to kill, and … what then? You could endlessly flip through Instagram, scroll through Twitter, or do something actually engaging like play a game. Toilet time has never been more fun. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Miami Air International Liquidates

100+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Unfortunately one US charter airline named after my home city has just liquidated. First a bit of background… The basics of Miami Air For those of you not familiar with Miami Air, they were a charter airline based in Miami. The airline was founded in 1991, and most recently operated a fleet of up to six Boeing 737-800s. The airline exclusively operated charter flights, including for major sports

The Morning After: Surface Go 2 review

76Engadget / 7h
Scary stories about Zoombombing and privacy leaks may have you feeling tense about setting up a video call. But under current circumstances there aren’t a lot of other options available, so columnist Violet Blue has some advice on what you should (and shouldn’t) worry about when you’re using Zoom , Meet, Skype, Teams or whatever other conferencing apps recently launched. -- Richard Amazon's 'Maki

Grab the John Wick Trilogy on Amazon Video For Just $22

Gizmodo / 7h
John Wick | $7 | Amazon Video John Wick: Chapter 2 | $7 | Amazon Video John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum | $8 | Amazon Video Read more...

Reddit Was On The Verge Of Launching Awesome Ads In Airports, Then COVID Hit

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading ...

The 10 best Netflix Original movies – and 5 of the worst

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When Netflix first launched as a mail-order DVD rental service, making movies was not part of the plan – and why would it have been? In the early 21st century, going direct-to-video was considered the kiss of death for a film, and few self-respecting Hollywood stars would voluntarily make the move away from the big screen. Times have changed, however, and these days there’s no shame in making fil

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Is Still an Infuriating Relic

77Wired / 7h
The recent remaster of the game is a stark reminder of the different world the original was born into.

Is Online Grocery Shopping Better for the Planet?

100+Wired / 7h
During the Covid-19 pandemic, more people than ever are buying online to stock their pantries. What kind of carbon footprint is all that home delivery leaving behind?

5 Ways to Make More Money in ‘Stardew Valley’

How-To Geek / 7h
When you’re first starting out in Stardew Valley, it might be challenging to figure out how to make more money. Here are five ways to generate more income for you and your farm in Pelican Town. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

6 YouTube Channels to Help Master Your LEGO Design Skills

38How-To Geek / 7h
LEGO sets are great fun, and there’s nothing wrong with following the instructions to the brick. But if you’re ready to start exploring your own designs, the possibilities may seem overwhelming. It’s time to do a little research. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Bank Holiday sales 2020: laptop, headphone, iPad, and 4K TV deals continue this weekend

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Bank holiday sales are continuing well into the weekend, with fantastic deals on top tech sticking around a little longer. That means there's more time to grab a bargain on a new laptop, iPad, 4K TV, or set of headphones, as well as big savings on home and garden renovations. We're rounding up all the latest bank holiday sales right here, so you can snag yourself a fantastic price on anything you

NBA 2K's simulated postseason sets its finals: Bucks vs. Lakers

100+Engadget / 8h
While potential for finishing the 2019-2020 NBA season remains in doubt, the folks at NBA 2K have moved forward with simulating the results . The 2K Sim playoffs have completed their conference championships and are ready to “play” the final round. In their simulated semifinals, the Milwaukee Bucks survived as Eastern Conference champions, beating the Boston Celtics four games to two. In the west

A guide to negotiating a covid “bubble” with other people

200+MIT Technology Review / 8h
This weekend I’m going to break my isolation for the first time in two months. Aside from occasional socially distanced bike rides and walks in the park with a handful of trusted friends, I haven’t spent time with anyone, much less touched them beyond a hasty (and sleeved) elbow bump. But now I’ve agreed with some friends nearby to become part of their “pod,” “quaranteam,” or “bubble.” Effectivel

NASA says Perseverance rover still on track for Mars despite pandemic

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In an update on its Mars Perseverance rover, NASA said that it’s still on track to launch the machine this summer despite the pandemic. Social distancing efforts have forced many people to work from home, but that hasn’t stopped some teams from continuing their efforts and that includes many of the experts working on Perseverance. If everything goes as planned, … Continue reading

15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Kitchen Essentials, and More

80Wired / 8h
The leaves are back, temperatures are (mostly) getting warmer, but we're all stuck inside. Here are a few products that might help take the edge off.

300 Drones Illuminate the Sky to Honor Health Care Workers

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The drones performed outside of a Rotterdam hospital handling Covid-19 patients, providing a form of public art rare during social distancing.

Ways to Stay Calm During Quarantine: Candles, Plants, and Other Tips

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It's hard to keep calm and carry on when we've entered not-losing-your-mind territory. Here are a few ideas and things to help you cope.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

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David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered *Jeopardy*. Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future

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An economic slump is no good for a long shot business that's just starting to take off.

Why Did Dial-Up Modems Make So Much Noise?

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Screeeech . . . hisss . . . squaawk. These are familiar sounds to anyone who’s ever used dial-up internet or called BBSes. It seemed especially noisy late at night. Have you ever wondered why all that noise was necessary? And did you know you could have muted your noisy modem? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Twitter is reportedly rolling out a tweet scheduling feature to more users

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If you're a regular Twitter user, the ability to schedule tweets rather than blast them out all at the same time can be really handy, and there are a variety of third-party plug-ins to help. Now it seems Twitter might be pushing out its own scheduler more widely. As The Next Web reports, some users have already started seeing a schedule option appear on the interface: you can pick a specific date

Which OnePlus is the one for me?

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OnePlus phones have grown immensely popular over the years. Many consider it the Android standard, the one the beat in terms of software and price. While the Chinese company has ventured into full-fledged flagships at full-fledged prices with this year’s releases, there are plenty of older models that more than fit the “flagship killer” ethos. So even if the latest … Continue reading

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs scraps its ambitious Toronto project

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Enlarge / Sidewalk Labs concept for the scuppered lakefront development in Toronto. (credit: Sidewalk Labs) When Google sibling Sidewalk Labs announced in 2017 a $50 million investment into a project to redevelop a portion of Toronto’s waterfront, it seemed almost too good to be true. Someday soon, Sidewalk Labs promised, Torontonians would live and work in a 12-acre former industrial site in sky

AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ leak hints at a seriously powerful 8-core APU

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AMD Ryzen desktop APUs are about to get a major boost and step up to 8-cores, at least going by a leaked benchmark. The result for what speculation contends is an AMD Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ desktop APU shows an 8-core, 16-thread chip which would double up on the current Ryzen 3000 APUs that are led by a quad-core part (the Ryzen 5 3400G). As you can see, the benchmark spotted by TUM_APISAK (and Koma

Try your hand at becoming a cybersecurity superhero for just $40

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TL;DR: Get trained in cybersecurity with The Ultimate 2020 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle for $39.90, a 97% as of May 9. When you think of superheroes, you probably picture capes and some sort of otherworldly powers. But in the digital world, superheroes are actually normal people like you and me. They just happen to know a thing or two about stopping cybercriminals in their tracks. These

Snag this super portable e-skateboard on sale for 75% off

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TL;DR: Skate just about anywhere you please with the lightweight Ubran E-Skateboard for $124.95, a 75% savings as of May 9. When in doubt, skate it out. But not everyone is cut from the same cloth as Tony Hawk, and it won't make sense to try and skateboard if you know you're just going to fall flat on your butt. Luckily, the universe is on the side of frustrated skaters everywhere with the emerge

Send love to faraway friends and family with this video montage app

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TL;DR: Give a meaningful gift during these difficult times with a Tribute Video Montage for $64.99, a 34% saving as of May 9. A Zoom happy hour only goes so far. If you're looking for a way to celebrate and send affection to your loved ones, regardless of the reason, check out Tribute Video Montage as an alternative to those wonky (and sometimes awkward) video calls. Sending a Tribute might just

Learn to play the drums — without actually buying a drum set

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TL;DR: You don't have to buy a drum set to learn how to play the drums. Instead, just grab the Senstroke by Redison bluetooth drum kit for $189.95, on sale for 5% off as of May 9. If you want to learn how to play the drums, then a quality set may cost you upwards of $1,000. Not only is this a hefty price to play for individuals who aren't fully committed to the instrument yet, but their massive s

This solar oven can cook using the power of the sun, and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Have a hot meal wherever you go with the Go portable solar oven for $119, a 14% savings as of May 9. As we look toward upcoming summer festivities, our calendars are looking pretty bleak. Nearly every event has been postponed. Festival season was straight-up canceled . And gatherings in public places are basically extinct. With fewer options on the table, you're probably going to be spendi

Brilliant BT Broadband deal alert: £80 reward card and less than £30/pm for fibre

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We know that this Bank Holiday may be looking a lot like all your other weekends at the moment (spending a bit of time at home, perhaps?), but the extra day off work does make it the ideal time to finally get your broadband deal sorted out. And BT has come up with a belter of a deal right in the nick of time. Sign up to its best value Superfast Fibre 1 plan any time this week and you stand to rec

Unannounced Redmi 9 already listed on Xiaomi's website

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It seems like Xiaomi is getting ready to introduce the Redmi 9 to the global market as the handset was spotted on Xiaomi’s global website. This revelation comes shortly after the handset maker introduced the Redmi Note 9 on the global stage. The handset popped up on the Xiaomi Global’s RF certification page. The page usually has names of released devices that comply with the radio wave exposure g

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max to go on sale on May 12 in India

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While the Redmi Note 9 Pro went up for sale before lockdown, its bigger sibling, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is yet to get its first sale. That is finally happening on May 12 as the government eases lockdown pressure on e-commerce portals. To be precise, the sale will kick off on May 12th at 12 PM on but there’s still no confirmation from Amazon where the model was supposed to retail earlier.

How to Stream UFC 249 Ferguson vs. Gaethje Live Online

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After a long hiatus, UFC is back. Thanks to a change in restrictions in the state, this interim title fight plays out in Florida. In this highly anticipated bout, Tony Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje. There’s even a second title fight between Henry Cejudo and Dominick Cruz. Here’s how to watch. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Excited for the new iPhone? Take our iPhone through the ages quiz

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The first flagship new iPhone of a brand new decade is expected to launch in September this year, and we're already hearing a lot of rumors about the upcoming family of devices. In our coverage of the new iPhone, we wanted to take a look back through the 13-year history of Apple's smartphone. It has changed a lot, and you may have forgotten some of the devices that we've seen Apple sell since 200

Retailers are dropping the iPhone 8 but don't worry - iPhone SE deals are the fix

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Cut from the Apple website, no longer selling from major retailers like Carphone Warehouse and ...grab your violins everybody and play a sad song - the iPhone 8 looks to be going out of business. Last year, Apple took a chainsaw mentality to the popular 10th anniversary iPhone X , completely removing it from the Apple website. Not long after hosts of retailers pulled it, and now, th

RTX Voice: Noise-destroying tech put to the test

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Two noise-cancelling AI systems - Nvidia RTX Voice and Krisp - are put to the test.