Saturday, May 16, 2020

TPS Consulting Saturday Morning Edition


United Will Give Top Elite Status And 250,000 Miles To Employees Who Quit

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Unsurprisingly with so little demand for air travel airlines are doing their best to get workers to take leaves and early retirements. United has a new offer that includes airline elite status and miles. Continue reading ...

What Was the Y2K Bug, and Why Did It Terrify the World?

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Billions of dollars were spent addressing the Y2K bug. Government, military, and corporate systems were all at risk, yet we made it through, more or less, unscathed. So, was the threat even real? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I enrolled in a coronavirus contact tracing academy

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Enlarge / Inside a call center for COVID-19 contact tracing in Brussels. (credit: LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images) Six weeks after the US surpassed all other countries in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, some states are beginning to ease social distancing measures . As people start to slide back into close contact with one another, the nation’s top health officials are worried


Leaked Microsoft Surface Duo specs suggest the phone might not be that exciting

20Mashable / 19min
After announcing its Surface Duo phone back in October, Microsoft has remained fairly quiet on the device. But it looks like we won't have to wait any longer, thanks to a huge leak by way of Windows Central . At its event last year, Microsoft had only revealed the device would have two 5.6-inch screens (with 1800x1350 pixel resolution on each) held together on a hinge—rather than a flexible scree

Tesla could build its third US factory in Austin or Tulsa

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Tesla has narrowed down the potential sites for its third Gigafactory in the US, according to Autoblog . The automaker has reportedly chosen Austin, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma as the finalists for a new assembly plant — possibly its biggest one yet — dedicated to building the Cybertruck , its upcoming pickup truck, and the Model Y. Company chief Elon Musk recently threatened to move Tesla’s headqu

First Premier Bank Credit Card review

The Points Guy / 28min
First Premier Bank Credit Card overview The First Premier Bank Credit Card is designed for consumers with low credit scores who may not be approved for most other unsecured credit cards. You shouldn’t plan to use this card long term. Instead, this is a card to use for a short time to build your credit before moving on to a more traditional credit card that offers rewards, lower fees, a higher cre

Big Think Edge lets you learn from world-class leaders

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Perhaps now more than ever, continuing education is hands-down one of the most important elements of staying competitive and becoming successful in the modern age. Whether you’re trying to start a business from scratch or climb an established career ladder, you need to be in tune with the latest and most powerful tools and methodologies that are being utilized in your respective industry. And, al

Twitter is sharing photos from before coronavirus lockdowns and they feel impossible

20Mashable / 38min
We don't need to be told that life looked different before the coronavirus led to quarantine and lockdown measures around the world, but it's still a bizarre feeling to scroll through one's phone photos and see the evidence laid bare. Inspired by a BBC article , Twitter users are sharing their last "normal" photo from before COVID-19 changed the world — relics of a recent past and increasingly di

Ubisoft sues Apple and Google for selling a 'Rainbow Six: Siege' clone

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It’s no secret that some games are designed to riff on others’ ideas , but Ubisoft believes one title is far too similar to let it go unchecked. Bloomberg reports that the publisher has sued Apple and Google for selling Area F2 , a game it claims is a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six: Siege meant to “piggyback” on Ubisoft’s success. The mobile title from Alibaba’s Ejoy and Qookka Games allegedly

FDA says some CBD oil recalled across US over risk of lead poisoning

SlashGear / 1h
A batch of CBD oil that was distributed nationwide in the US has been recalled after it tested positive for high levels of lead. The FDA warns that consuming this CBD oil could potentially result in lead poisoning, a serious condition that could, among other things, result in kidney damage and shock. There haven’t been any consumer complaints related to … Continue reading

Socially distant performance of the Animal Crossing theme will brighten your day

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The smooth island grooves of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are among the game's many unexpected pleasures, and Nintendo knows it. On Friday, as the pandemic-stricken world dazedly welcomed the arrival of another weekend in lockdown, the official home of Animal Crossing on Twitter offered up a treat. The musicians behind the game's soundtrack gathered together for a lovely, socially distanced rend

Watch Stevie the dog experience the pure joy of splashing in puddles

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Now more than ever, it's a good time to enjoy the simple things in life: Walks outside, conversations with friends, and splashing in puddles if you're Stevie, a yellow lab in Indiana. According to a user submission on ViralHog , Stevie saw his "girlfriend" outside and got very excited, which led to him jubilantly splashing around in puddles. This could have been to get her attention with a displa

Blockchain Is Good for More than Just Crypto. These Courses Show You How to Use It

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From hacking our brains with Neuralink to having an AI do our homework , we’re living on the cutting edge of some seriously incredible tech innovations. But, if there’s one technology that everyone should be keeping a close eye on, it’s blockchain. Chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with blockchain, or, at the very least, have heard of Bitcoin, its perhaps most famous application. For t

nationalmuseum-swe: A Cat with a Young Bird in its Mouth. Five...

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nationalmuseum-swe : A Cat with a Young Bird in its Mouth. Five studies in one frame NM 2223-2227, Bruno Liljefors, 1885 , Nationalmuseum, SWE

A stunning hotel with service to match: A review of The St. Regis Langkawi in Malaysia

The Points Guy / 1h
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, 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 booking trips ag

How pilots adapt their takeoff plans at hot and high airports

The Points Guy / 1h
We’ve all been there, trying to run on a hot day. It’s hard work. If you’ve tried doing it in a city like Denver, Johannesburg or Mexico City , you’ll know how much harder it is at altitude. It feels like the air is thinner and it’s much harder to breathe. You’re not imagining this and it’s the same for aircraft. Departing in hot weather at high altitude airports reduces aircraft takeoff performa

Are online volunteers taking work from hard-up freelancers?

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Furloughed workers are offering their skills for free, but some freelancers are taking issue with the trend.

Readers tell us why the Echo Show 5 is their ideal smart display

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Of all the smart displays on the market right now, many of you went for the Echo Show 5. Amazon’s mid-sized model features a sunrise alarm, quality sound and of course, the Alexa assistant. When senior editor Nicole Lee reviewed the Echo Show 5, she was impressed with the small device’s ability to compete with larger options like the Lenovo Smart Clock or Google’s Nest Hub . We asked Echo Show ow

Ritz-Carlton Resort Coming To The Maldives

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I like to stay up to date on all the coolest luxury points hotels that are in the pipeline, but somehow I missed this one (I guess because of everything going on). Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands Marriott has signed an agreement to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to the Maldives. The property is being developed by CPRC, a member of Singapore’s Pontiac Land Group. The property will be known as the

Gaming PC deals: this GTX 1660 Ti equipped Dell G5 is only $829 right now

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Great gaming PC deals are dropping right now over at Dell, including a $100 price cut on this GTX 1660Ti equipped Dell G5 gaming desktop, bringing the price down to just $829.99 (was $929) . Normally you'd have to settle for a standard GTX 1660 or even a GTX 1650 graphics card at this budget range, so this is a really nice bonus. Aside from the 1660Ti you'll be getting a fairly standard (but dece

Gaming laptop deals at Dell this weekend can save you up to $300

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Superb gaming laptop deals have just landed on the official Dell US store page, showcasing some truly speedy operators with savings ranging all the way from $100 to $300. Our highlight this week is an $180 off gaming laptop deal on a Dell G5 15 for $1,169.99 (was $1,349 ) - which features a GTX 1660 Ti, Intel Core i7-9750H, 8GB of RAM and a massive 512GB SSD, simply fantastic specs for the money.

United’s latest onboard distancing policy won’t cost the airline a cent

78The Points Guy / 2h
Alaska, Delta and Southwest continue to block middle seats (or their equivalent) for sale, guaranteeing passengers a bit more space onboard. Of course, as more passengers begin to return to the skies, capping ticket sales comes at a tremendous cost — on what would be an otherwise full flight, carriers are looking at a 33% revenue hit. United Airlines, meanwhile, has taken a creative approach to e

Today I Learned: That One Of The Big Hotel Chains Is Actually A Non-Profit

View from the Wing / 2h
Best Western's member hotels rejected a management proposal to convert to a for-profit corporation to more easily access capital markets and invest in technology. So they remain a hotel member-owned non-profit association today. Continue reading ...

Fitbit promises low-cost emergency ventilators made for COVID-19

SlashGear / 2h
Wearables company Fitbit has announced intentions to manufacture emergency ventilators designed for use with COVID-19 patients. The ventilators will be made to meet demand, according to the company, which will make its ventilators available in the US and other countries. Fitbit plans to submit an Emergency Use Authorization request with the FDA to get its ventilators on the market during … Contin

kvetchlandia:James Van Der Zee Girl with Cat, Harlem, New...

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kvetchlandia : James Van Der Zee Girl with Cat, Harlem, New York c.1925

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ turns teenage pain into comedic bliss

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“Never Have I Ever” is a new Netflix comedy created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, loosely based on Kaling’s own teenage years. The show focuses on Devi (played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who’s desperately hoping for a good sophomore year after the sudden death of her father — cue the awkward attempts to get a boyfriend, to lose her virginity and to become one of the cool kids at school. On the

This Week in Apps: Houseparty battles Messenger, Telegram drops crypto plans, Instagram Lite is gone

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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. 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

Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 20% Off (Last Chance)

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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 didn’t understand why we weren’t seeing more promotions from travel brands incentivizing people to pay now for travel later. At the beginning of the week Marriott launched a great promotion that many have found valuable. I just want

TSA may begin checking passengers’ temperatures — but will that be enough?

The Points Guy / 2h
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it’s working to implement passenger temperature checks at a dozen unidentified airports as early as next week, The Wall Street Journal first reported . The details, however, are under review by the White House and are subject to change. In April, the TSA conducted a week-long temperature check pilot at Washington Dulles International (IAD), th

Man shoots down drone, gets hit with felony charges in Minnesota

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Enlarge (credit: Richard Newstead / Getty Images ) A Minnesota man is facing two felony charges for shooting down a drone, The Free Press reports . The incident began when an unnamed man flew a drone over Butterfield Foods, a producer of meat products—including chicken—in the Southern Minnesota town of Butterfield. The man later told a sheriff's deputy he was trying to prove that chickens were be

Cheap Amazon Echo deals return this weekend: save on Echo Show and Echo Dot

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If you missed out on the excellent Amazon Echo Show deals of last month, you're in luck. We're seeing Amazon Echo sales prices cut across the US and UK this weekend, with many devices returning with the discounts that proved so popular at the end of April. That means you can pick up the Amazon Echo Show 5 for just $59.99 in the US or £59.99 in the UK once more, or upgrade to the Echo Show 8 for $

Saturday's Best Deals: Joker, Soulcalibur IV, Short-Sleeve Button-Ups, and More

Gizmodo / 3h
A dress sale at Express , a copy of Soulcalibur VI and the season pass , short-sleeve button-ups at JACHS NY , a sale on One-Punch Man manga , and more rise to the top of Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Hitting the Books: Uncovering ancient civilizations with a plane and a prayer

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The early days of archaeology involved immense amounts of backbreaking work just to find sites at which to dig. In the time before GPS and satellite imagery, locating the ruins of ancient towns and villages was akin to finding a needle in a haystack hidden in a jungle on the side of a remote mountain. But Gordon Willey was no dummy. As the excerpt from Maps for Time Travellers by Mark McCoy shows

Nintendo Switch Users Should Get This Soothing Free Animal Crossing Tetris Theme This Weekend

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By in large my Switch has been used to play exactly three things over the past few months: Mario Kart, Tetris, and Animal Crossing. This weekend, those last two are combining together in an Animal Crossing Maximus Cup within Tetris 99. If you “win” the competition you score the Animal Crossing theme forever within… Read more...

Some WhatsApp mobile users get access to Messenger Rooms for 50-way video calls

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Facebook has been busy trying to get a slice of the Zoom video calling pie with the launch of Messenger Rooms , a video conferencing tool with support for up to 50 participants. As promised, links to Rooms are now appearing in WhatsApp. As spotted by WABetaInfo , the beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS now feature shortcuts to Messenger Rooms, so users can jump straight fro

Disney Plus needs more musicals, and Hamilton could be just the beginning

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Disney Plus is already a home for many a musical, and whether you’re more into the animated sing-a-long films of Hercules and Mulan, or the spin-off High School Musical series, there are plenty of tune-filled shows and films to keep any Disney Plus subscriber occupied. Things are changing, though, with the arrival of Hamilton , which is confirmed to be landing on the service this July 3 – far ahe

westofavalon: The Master and Margarita

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westofavalon : The Master and Margarita

Miley Cyrus' virtual 'The Climb' performance is the inspiration you need today

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Life after graduation can feel like an uphill battle, especially for the class of 2020. To celebrate graduates whose commencement ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus, Facebook and Instagram hosted #Graduation2020, a series of virtual speeches and performances by celebrities. Miley Cyrus joined the lineup with a moving performance of her 2009 single "The Climb." View this post on Insta

'I'm Scared': Study Links Cancer Alley Air Pollution to Higher Death Rates From Covid-19

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Louisiana is starting to reopen on Friday, but that doesn’t mean much to 66-year-old Myrtle Felton. She lives in St. James Parish in the southeastern portion of the state where there’s not much business at all except the refineries and chemical plants that surround her home. Read more...

United Airlines Offering Status & Miles To Employees Who Quit

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Can elite status and frequent flyer miles be an incentive for airline employees to accept a voluntary separation package? United Airlines seems to think so. United Airlines aggressively cutting workforce United Airlines has been by far the most aggressive of the “big three” US airlines when it comes to making it clear that layoffs are imminent . While the situation is obviously terrible right now

Even 'Animal Crossing' has had it with the pandemic in this cut 'SNL' sketch

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These are bleak days for everyone. Even virtual critters, apparently. Saturday Night Live capped off an abbreviated season on May 9, but NBC has continued to deliver digital shorts in the days that followed. The latest, released Friday, is a cut-for-time sketch in which cast members Melissa VillaseƱor and Mikey Day link up over video chat to talk Animal Crossing . Everything's going fine until Vi

Every FaceTime Keyboard Shortcut and How to Use Them on Mac

How-To Geek / 4h
With just a few quick keystrokes, you can gain more control over your FaceTime video calls and your Mac’s video chat interface by using these built-in keyboard shortcuts. Become a Facetime expert today with this handy-dandy cheat sheet. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung XR apps will gradually shut down over the next few months

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In a notice on its website this week, Samsung revealed that it will slowly shut down its Samsung XR apps over the next few months, ultimately shuttering them in late September. Some changes have already taken place — the 360-degree videos are no longer available, for example, and users can no longer purchase premium videos. The company has also suspended … Continue reading

Ford Mustang Mach-E release date, price, news and features

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The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first fully electric car from the American auto maker, and while it bears the famous stallion brand, it's not exactly what you'd imagine a Mustang to be. Instead of a two-door muscle car, which Mustangs have bee ever since their introduction in 1964, the Mustang Mach-E is actually a five-door, mid-size SUV ready to take on the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace , Audi e-Tro

Social distancing: how tech can stop you getting too close to comfort

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Lockdowns might be starting to ease, but it looks like social distancing is going to be with us for a lot longer – and it's not easy. Thankfully, technology can help, and not always in the most obvious ways. Some companies are already developing apps and devices to make it easier to steer clear of other people (whether you're at work or in public), but there are also lots of tools already availab

Space Photos of the Week: Cassini's Curtain Call

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Before it crashed onto Saturn, the spacecraft captured images of the most photogenic planet in our Solar System.

The Best Outdoor Furniture and Gear to Campout in Your Backyard (2020)

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If you have access to some private outdoor space, even just a fire escape, we can help you make the most of your time at home.

TED Is Inviting Recent Graduates to Upload Their Own TED Talks

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TED, the folks behind the iconic TED Talks, is inviting anyone that recently graduated to upload their own graduation-themed TED Talk to the platform under a new #graduaTEDtalk page . Read more...

huariqueje: Cat and Dog - Eric Isenburger,...

Music, Arts & Literature / 4h
huariqueje : Cat and Dog - Eric Isenburger, 1967. American-Jewish, 1902-1994 Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 28 cm.

On Starships, Humans Will Not Be Pulling the Trigger

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Max Barry's new novel envisions a future where artificial intelligence handles most of the fighting—until people start to question it.

Tap Strap 2 Review: An Answer in Search of a Question

68Wired / 5h
Can a wearable that simulates a mouse and keyboard combined compete with the real things?

How to Make a Twitter Thread

How-To Geek / 5h
A Twitter thread is a set of tweets by the same user, numbered and linked one after the other. It’s a great way to expand on a topic that can’t be written in 280 characters or less. Here’s how to make a Twitter thread. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A brief ode to Seinfeld’s Frank Costanza, terrible computer salesman

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All the relevant tech bits of "The Serenity Now," translated with Romanian subtitles because that country also loves some good computing . Frank Costanza had always been a visionary: bras for men , holidays for the perpetually annoyed , old TV Guides for hoarders. Maybe you could call it destiny in retrospect, but of course he'd eventually pivot to startups. In October 1997, computers had already

American FedEx Pilot Jailed In Singapore For Violating Quarantine

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A 44 year old FedEx pilot from Alaska has become the first foreigner to be jailed in Singapore for violating quarantine orders. Three FedEx pilots arrived from Sydney on April 3, and were supposed to fly back to the US on April 6. The pilots stayed at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and were serving a mandatory quarantine because they stated in their health declarations that they visited China, M

Intel Core i5-10600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600: the mid-range CPU rumble continues

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With the official launch of Intel's 10th-generation Comet Lake-S processors, the Intel Core i5 10600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600 debate was inevitable. While the best processors from Intel are still considered the gold standard for the industry, AMD is slowly increasing its market share at Intel's expense – and in some ways even surpassing them. In the mid-range processor class, it's undeniable that the

OnePlus 8T: what we want to see

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The OnePlus 8T is the next smartphone we're expecting from OnePlus, following the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro , which were released in April. We haven't heard that much about the 8T phones – there's also likely to be an 8T Pro – yet, but we're expecting the leaks and rumors to start coming very soon. Until recently OnePlus was known for releasing 'flagship-killer' phones that rivaled top-end handsets in

The Morning After: Another new 'Star Trek' show is coming to CBS All Access

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It’s Saturday morning, so we’re looking back at significant stories from Friday and throughout the last week, and just like yesterday’s email, a big acquisition has me wondering about the future. On Thursday it was Apple snapping up NextVR , and on Friday Facebook announced its acquisition of Giphy . The animated image library went for about $400 million, according to a report from Axios , as the

How to Use Picture in Picture (PiP) Video on an iPad

47How-To Geek / 5h
Picture in Picture is an iPad-multitasking feature that lets you watch a video (in a supported app), or conduct a FaceTime call in a small window while using another app. While powerful, figuring out how it works takes some practice. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Should You Switch to the New Nest Aware Plans?

20How-To Geek / 5h
Google revamped the Nest Aware pricing, and it’s a welcome change for anyone with multiple cameras. The more cameras you own, the more money you’ll save versus the old plans. But does that mean you should switch if you’re on the old pricing structure? Not necessarily. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Great Video Explaining How Airports Are Designed. I’m Not Convinced They Got The New LaGuardia Right

View from the Wing / 6h
The point of an airport is to get somewhere. The best airports are the ones get are easiest to get to and get through. They make your travel more efficient, rather than adding to an already cumbersome and stressful experience. That has little to do with how much high-end retail there is (airports offer expensive shopping for their benefit, not for yours). That means the best airports are close-in

Save £120 on BT's best value broadband and TV deal with a recent price slash

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Well...the big names of broadband have got very competitive when it comes to internet and TV packages! Virgin's been giving its A-game for weeks now and BT looks to now be stepping up its offers to match. Knocking a fiver a month off the cost of its Entertainment and Fibre 1 plan, BT's best value offer is looking its strongest in a very long time - maybe even ever! Now down to £33.99, BT is offer

The Top 5 Classic Co-Op Games with Modern Remakes

26How-To Geek / 6h
Video games were always meant to be shared. Now, some of those classic experiences from decades past have been remade into more accessible modern titles. Here are a few you can start playing with your friends, locally or globally. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

It's Not Just the Extreme Heat. It's the Extreme Humidity

200+Wired / 6h
A new study shows rising humidity and temperatures are colliding in places like the US Gulf Coast, decades ahead of projections, and it's likely to cause deaths.

Dortmund vs Schalke live stream: how to watch the Bundesliga online today

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Football is back at the highest level today as the German Revierderby kicks-off, helping to usher in the eagerly anticipated Bundesliga restart this weekend. Here's how to watch all of the action from this crucial clash - follow our guide to getting a Dortmund vs Schalke live stream, no matter where you are in the world, and you won't miss a second of the action. Just four points behind leaders B

RB Leipzig vs Freiburg live stream: how to watch today's Bundesliga match online from anywhere

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European football is back this weekend and all eyes are on Germany's Bundesliga as the first top-flight continental league to restart live matches following the Covid-19 shutdown. Here's how to watch one of today's top fixtures and live stream RB Leipzig vs Freiburg online from anywhere in the world. RB Leipzig vs Freiburg takes place at the imaginatively named Red Bull Arena stadium in Leipzig.

Watch live as ULA launches a secretive U.S. military spaceplane live for its sixth mission

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On Saturday, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) is targeting a liftoff time of 8:24 AM EDT (5:24 AM PDT) for one of its Atlas V rockets carrying the U.S. Space Force’s X-37B orbital test vehicle, which is a fully autonomous winged spaceplane that looks a little like a scaled down version of the Space Shuttle . This is the sixth mission for the X-37B, though it’s the first flown under the U.S. Space

Konami TurboGrafx-16 Mini console finally gets a shipping date

SlashGear / 7h
The previously announced and then delayed TurboGrafx-16 Mini console from Konami finally has a shipping date, at least for people who preordered the device in the United States. The company revealed the shipping date in a tweet on Friday, explaining that it still doesn’t have availability information for the European variant called the CoreGrafx Mini. The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is a … Continue readin

How We'll Learn to Sing Together When We're Far Apart

200+Wired / 7h
Making music with a group, whether it’s crowded into a bar or standing in a church, fulfills in a way that singing alone does not. But we can still try.

How to Avoid Spam—Using Disposable Contact Information

400+Wired / 7h
The next time you sign up for a coupon code or retail promotion, use these apps to avoid spam text and email messages.

How to watch the Bundesliga: live stream every match online today

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The beautiful game is back today as Germany's Bundesliga restarts its 2019/20 season and offers a glimmer of hope to football fans all over the world. Like nearly all global sport, the league ground to a halt back in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now top-tier European soccer is back on the cards with some fantastic fixtures scheduled across Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Ready for kick-of

Facebook buys top GIF site Giphy for $400m and will add it to Instagram

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If you search for a GIF on the web then chances are that you're going to come across Giphy very early on in that search. Now the huge GIF library has been bought by Facebook for a cool $400 million (roughly £330m / AU$625m). Facebook says the Giphy team will now work as part of Instagram, so you can expect GIF-finding in the social media app to become slicker than ever. It looks as though the Gip

These iPad deals and iPad Pro deals can save you £100 on a premium Apple tablet

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With these iPad deals Currys and John Lewis are leading the charge this week with some tidy discounts on a range of Apple sales, so if you're on the hunt for a cheap tablet, you're in luck. At Currys, this 128GB 10.2 iPad for example is just £399 (was £429) and offers a fantastic everyday tablet for a wide range of users. With plenty of the latest tech under the bonnet and with some hefty storage

I documented a week of pandemic takeout trash. Here are the photos.

100+Mashable / 7h
Do you love food? I sure as hell do. But as much as I love cooking and baking, I also like my food to be prepared by someone else and delivered to me every now and then. That “now and then” has changed recently with COVID-19 and efforts to support local businesses. I find myself ordering more frequently than I used to. Pre-pandemic, I ordered in once or twice a month. Now, I find myself turning t

The Best Free Microsoft Excel Alternatives

21How-To Geek / 7h
Spreadsheets are ubiquitous: people use them every day for tracking inventory, budgeting, data tracking, and a million other things. And, while Microsoft Excel has been the go-to spreadsheet for years, there are other (free) alternatives you might like more. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Giant pizzas and itty-bitty cakes: How these fantastical foods get made

56Mashable / 7h
Internet of Yum digs into all the things that make us drool while we're checking our feeds. Few things stop a web-surfer in their tracks like an F.O.U.S. You know, Food of Unusual Size. Whether it’s a pizza the size of a car or a cake the size of a penny, culinary creations scaled to the extreme are among the most delightful treasures to uncover online. YouTube tycoons have built their empires on

Video games that are great for kids

Minecraft Two NetherSlashGear / 7h
In good doses, video games can be a rich source of entertainment and education for kids. Games often offer challenges to work the mind, building resilience. Some are meticulously researched. Many are colorful and intricately designed, a valuable source of inspiration and creativity. While some games can be harmful for children, desensitizing them from violence or encouraging addiction, this isn’t

Atlas V rocket launch of military space plane delayed until Sunday [Update]

The Air Force Space100+Ars Technica / 8h
An Atlas V will attempt to launch an X-378 space plane Saturday. [credit: ULA ] 10:30am ET Update : Alas, the weather never did quite cooperate on Saturday. United Launch Alliance held on to the very end of the launch window, even counting down to T-1:40, but weather conditions remained in violation. The Atlas V rocket will now be recycled for another launch attempt on Sunday, at 9:14am ET (13:14

Halo Infinite confirmed for Xbox Series X July event

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Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has confirmed that the Xbox Series X title will be making an appearance during the Xbox 20/20 stream taking place in July. In a post on the official Halo Waypoint blog , 343 Industries kept its confirmation short and sweet, writing: “You may have seen people talking about this lightly before, but we’re extremely excited to confirm that Halo Infinite will be

A virtual race will replace the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June

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Like so many other sporting events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans race will not occur as originally scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officially the 88th running of the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race has been rescheduled to September 19th - 20th, but a new event has been scheduled for its usual date on the weekend of June 13th. The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will put professi

iRobot’s Roomba i7+ robot vacuum has been perfect pandemic company

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You’d think that, after all this time at home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, I’d have got around to vacuuming more. Instead I’ve been offloading most of the responsibility to a robot, with iRobot’s Roomba i7+ arguably turning out to be the best company you could hope for (apologies to my spouse and cat) when you’re trapped indoors but still … Continue reading

AMD Ryzen 7 4700G 8-core APU spotted – and could be launched soon

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AMD’s Ryzen 7 4700G , the 8-core ‘Renoir’ APU which has been the subject of much speculation of late, is soon to be released according to the latest rumor, which is backed up with a purported image of the chip. We’ve been hearing a lot about the 4700G recently, and the weight of evidence pointing to the existence of the alleged APU is getting pretty heavy now – and this is certainly another hefty

Why contact tracing may be a mess in America

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Dozens of states across the US are pinning their hopes on contact tracing to control the spread of the coronavirus and enable regions to reopen without sparking major resurgences of the outbreak. Alaska, California, Massachusetts, New York, and others are collectively hiring and training tens of thousands of people to interview infected patients, identify people they may have exposed, and convinc

Save 30% on this handy little tool that would make MacGyver proud

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TL;DR: Be equipped to handle pretty much anything with this Anywhere Tools™ Everyday Carry bundle for $44.99, a 31% savings as of May 16. Do you have a favorite tool that you carry around daily? Now that you've grown to be exceptionally handy in quarantine, it's time you join the everyday carry (EDC) club. EDC tools are designed to help you accomplish a bevy of tasks so you can get out of sticky

Learn how to grow your Instagram following with this $14 course

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TL;DR: Learn how to to market your business and gain new customers with this this Instagram course for $13.99, a 92% savings as of May 16. No one would fault you for wanting to become Insta famous. Instagram influencers can rake in the big bucks, attract exciting sponsors, and, for lack of a better term, have the opportunity to influence the masses. Or maybe you have absolutely no interest in bei

Help your furry friends defeat boredom with these interactive balls

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TL;DR: Keep your dog or cat entertained with a Wicked Ball for $42.95, a 12% savings as of May 16. It's not just you who is bored out of your mind from being cooped up at home for far too long. Your furry friends are probably feeling weary, too. As a pet parent, it's your responsibility to eliminate their feelings of loneliness and boredom — especially during this challenging time. SEE ALSO: 10 c

Future-proof your career with this $14 intro to web design

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TL;DR: Learn all about web design with The Ultimate Web Designer and Developer course for $13.99, a 95% savings as of May 16. At this point, you've probably made enough sourdough bread to last a lifetime. While it's commendable that you're stepping up your baking skills, you may also want to pick up skills that will make you more marketable once things revert to normal. And few skills are more in

40 things on sale, all designed to make life at home a little bit better

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Being forced to hunker down at home has everyone going bonkers. At this point, we know you're looking for something exciting to make today less like yesterday. And really, what's more exciting than getting a new item delivered to your doorstep? We know you're itching to click "Add to Cart", so allow us to help you on that front. Here is a roundup of great deals on cool gadgets and more, all to he

Grab a 2-pack of reusable face masks on sale for only $15

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TL:DR: Keep your face covered with a two-pack of masks on sale for $14.99. You likely already have some type of mask or face covering at this point, but it truly does not hurt to stock up. Your breath and sweat are definitely making your mask a little rank even if you pretend they're not. It's good to wash and swap out your face masks after you wear them. If you're looking to add some new masks t

New Restrictions Cut off Huawei from Global Chip Supply

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department announced an expansion of its export rules preventing Huawei from using U.S. technology in its products. Huawei has been using chips with U.S. technology manufactured outside the country, and this change closes that particular loophole. Now, any products that rely on American technology and software need a license from the U.S. to ship to Huawei. Read This Arti

GIPHY Joins the Instagram Team After a $400 Million Buyout

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Facebook just bought GIPHY, the world’s leading GIF platform, for a reported $400 million. From here on out, GIPHY is part of Facebook’s Instagram team. Facebook says that GIPHY won’t fundamentally change, but will see deeper integration in Instagram Stories, Facebook messenger, and WhatsApp. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Sony's Envision AR App Helps You Fit Your TV in Your Home

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Sure, you might think you know how big the TV you’re buying on Amazon or Best Buy’s website is, but what if you’re wrong? TV sizes are measure diagonally, so it can be a surprise how much bigger a 65-inch TV is than a 55-inch TV. And two different 66-inch TVs can be a different width and height. Sony’s AR app wants to help you check your fit—at least for Sony TVs. Read This Article on Review Geek

These retailers have the cheapest iPhone SE deals available this weekend

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Apple's latest venture takes the form of iPhone SE deals , and it has been one many will be fans of for one simple reason - affordability. Shaking off its usual monstrous price tags, Apple has brought the competition to Android...finally. But if you've had your eye on the iPhone SE , where is the best place to buy it? Obviously , you want it at an affordable price - so which retailers will you fi

Bioware says 'Anthem' redesign will be a 'longer process'

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While many games-as-a-service thrive, EA’s Anthem launch is one of the bigger misfires in recent history. In February, Bioware boss Casey Hudson officially announced plans to “reinvent” its experience, and today a blog post explains a bit more about the team behind that effort. Bioware Austin Studio Director Christian Daley led development of several post-launch updates on the game, and says he’s