Sunday, September 13, 2020

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Doom Patrol Has Been Renewed For a Third Season on HBO Max

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1KGizmodo / 8h
Praise the patron saint of fuckup superheroes, Doom Patrol isn’t over just yet. Read more...

SoftBank could make, gasp, a profit on its expected sale of Arm for $40B

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400+TechCrunch / 10h
While the big deal we have been tracking the past few weeks has been TikTok , there was another massive deal under negotiation that mirrors some of the international tech dynamics that have plagued the consumer social app’s sale. Arm Holdings, which is the most important designer of processor chips in smartphones and increasingly other areas, has been quietly shopped around as SoftBank works to s

Every Amateur Astronomer Should See The Latest Stunning Images From NASA

76How-To Geek / 9h
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, named for Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, is capable of incredible discoveries unheard of before. Now, NASA uploaded the latest work from the observatory for us to see, and you don’t want to miss out on these gorgeous galaxies. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These electric skateboards are a fun way to get around — and they're on sale

Mashable / 3min
Giving up driving for good looks increasingly attractive these days. Traffic? Who needs it. But before you go all in and purchase a pricey electric bike or scooter, consider their under-appreciated (and, frankly, cooler) younger sibling: the electric skateboard. Now that would be an interesting commute. Scroll through the below list, which features boards on sale up to 75% off, and treat yourself

Forget blue light glasses. This iPad screen protector does the trick.

Mashable / 3min
SAVE 23%: Protect your eyes from blue light with the Ocushield Anti-Blue Light iPad Screen Protector for $35.99 . Whether it's for work or fun, it can be challenging to look away from our screens. We all know that too much screen time can have harmful effects — but wearing blue light glasses all day can be annoying, not to mention pricey. That's why this Ocushield Anti-Blue Light iPad Screen Prot

18 deals on cool gadgets that coffee lovers won't be able to resist

Mashable / 3min
Working from home may have its perks , but raise your hand if you miss your local coffee shop. For those who relate, perhaps it's time to give your space the java upgrade it deserves. Whether it's an espresso maker or a simple pour-over coffee device, this list has what all coffee enthusiasts are looking for and more. The best part is, just enter the coupon code COFFELOVE10 and you can take advan

These reusable lids are designed to fit tons of food containers

Mashable / 3min
TL;DR: Keep your food containers covered with the UniLid® Set: One Lid Fits All (Honeydew/3 Sets and 1 Bakeware UniLid) for $43.99, a 21% savings as of Sept. 13. You know that feeling of scrambling for any container to toss your leftovers into? And then you know the feeling when you can find the container, but not the lid? This set of versatile lids seeks to get rid of both issues. This UniLid Se

Step up your gaming setup with a futuristic wireless mouse

Mashable / 3min
TL;DR: Step up your game with the Ninja Dragon Stealth 7 Wireless Silent LED Backlit Mouse for $27.99, a 30% savings as of Sept. 13. A gaming sesh can get intense, so if you're using a corded mouse or your laptop's trackpad, you might be running into some lagging issues. A wireless mouse like the Ninja Dragon Stealth 7 Wireless Silent LED Backlit Mouse can make maneuvering a little easier — and m

The story behind Naomi Osaka's seven U.S. Open face masks, each honoring a Black victim of racial injustice

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Naomi Osaka is the 2020 U.S. Open women's champion. That means she played, and won, seven matches, each of which saw her highlighting a different Black victim of police brutality and racist violence in America. Read more... More about Black Lives Matter , Face Mask , Us Open , Naomi Osaka , and Entertainment

Why now is the worst time to buy a new iPad or Apple Watch

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Here are three big reasons you should wait on buying a new Apple Watch smartwatch or iPad tablet.

VPN usage now makes up almost all enterprise traffic

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Experts urge security patching for VPN services as use skyrockets.

Here’s one of the best outdoor TV displays we could find and it's also the cheapest

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Designed from the ground up to be outdoors, let’s check its true mettle.

Facebook Finally Cracks Down on Bogus Propaganda About Oregon Wildfires

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As emergency responders in Oregon struggle to contain a record 900,000 acres of wildfires across the state, local police have been fighting to contain a torrent of bogus rumors spreading online. Throughout Thursday and Friday, tens of thousands of users shared posts blaming extremists on both sides of the aisle (but… Read more...

What We're Watching: The Corridor Crew Reacts to Good (and Bad) CGI

29How-To Geek / 9h
Movies and TV shows are exciting because of their stories, and occasionally even their lessons. Excellent (or cringey) visual effects or stunt work are a few of things that can really make or break a show, which is why the guys over at The Corridor Crew love watching such scenes and analyzing them together. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

You Can Now Sync Your Steam Games With NVIDIA GeForce Now on Chromebooks

23How-To Geek / 9h
Chromebooks are a perfect candidate for the game streaming revolution. They’re thin, they have a great battery life, and they’re more reliable than cheap Windows laptops. And now, a month after NVIDIA debut the GeForce Now web player, Chromebook users can finally sync their Steam library to GeForce Now without jumping over to a Windows or Mac machine. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Wakka-Wakka Around the Block With NAMCO's New Mobile AR Game 'PAC-MAN GEO'

21How-To Geek / 9h
Another week, another augmented reality mobile game. Like Pokemon GO, PAC-MAN GEO attempts to leverage a classic game for a new mobile experience. This one builds Pac-Man “mazes” out of real world streets, allowing players to pilot the yellow pizza slice dude around real locations. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Working from home: The rise of the DIY office

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From treetops to ironing-board desks - a look at some of your creative home offices.

Check out these Breakout Sessions at Disrupt 2020

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We’re on the brink of the biggest Disrupt in TechCrunch history. It’s five days of education, exhibition, competition and connection that spans the globe. As you plan your schedule, keep this in mind: You’ll find some of the most insightful and downright interesting programming at Disrupt 2020 in our Breakout Sessions. And that, given our powerhouse agenda , is saying something. Every Disrupt att

California Passes Law to Help Inmate Firefighters Pursue Professional Careers in the Field

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500+Gizmodo / 10h
Amid the flames ravaging the state, California on Friday finally took a step to recognize the important contributions made by incarcerated firefighters over the years. A new law removes barriers that block inmates from pursuing professional firefighting careers after completing their sentences, giving them a second… Read more...

The complete guide to Amtrak Guest Rewards elite status

The Points Guy / 10h
If you want to travel but don’t want to fly, take the bus or rent an RV , there’s another option: Amtrak . Amtrak is loved by some and disdained by others. Trains in the U.S. don’t compare to the high-speed trains you see in Asia or the budget trains in Europe, but Amtrak can still offer a decent alternative to flying. Amtrak operates the majority of the medium- and long-haul passenger trains in

Next Google Nest thermostat might support motion gestures, just like the Pixel 4

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100+Mashable / 11h
Folks who like to use Google technology to regulate the temperature in their homes might have a strange new way to do that soon. Droid-Life spotted an FCC filing that appears to be for a new Nest Thermostat. There isn't a ton to glean from this, as the filing only tells us that it supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 60Hz radar. That last bit is important, though, because it means the new Nest Thermos

Google’s Android dongle may be called ‘Chromecast with Google TV’

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100+Engadget / 11h
Over the past few months, leaked renders and internal listings pretty much confirmed that Google is working on an Android TV dongle codenamed “Sabrina.” Now, Artem Russakovskii of Android Police has discovered a listing on Target’s retail system that calls the device “Google Chromecast with Google TV” and prices it at $50. Now Target's internal system dropped Sabrina's the price to $49.99 and ren

Wink's smart home platform faces a days-long outage

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Wink’s switch to a subscription service for its smart home platform hasn’t had the best start. The company has confirmed reports (via Android Police and The Verge ) of a wide-ranging outage affecting its services, including integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home/Nest services and even (initially reduced to a basic landing page). The problems appear to have started on September 10t

Global Entry Raising Application Fee, Expanding And Making Children Free

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Bureau is planning to raise the price of Global Entry, making it $120, and raising the price of other similar program so that they match as well. However children under 18 whose parents are part of the program (or who apply together) will be free, and CBP plans to expand Global Entry to immigration preclearance facilities and to U.S. territories. Continue readin

Saturday's Best Deals: TaoTronics Heater And Fan, 16-Piece Wanbasion Knife Set, JACHS NY Men's Tech Shirts, Luxury Hotel Pillows, 2K Webcam, Waterproof Facial Massagers, and More

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A TaoTronics ceramic heater and oscillating fan , a set of Wanbasion knives , a cheap 2K webcam , a Cornbread Hemp CBD sitewide sale , men’s short and long sleeve JACHS NY tech shirts , luxury hypoallergenic pillows, and a waterproof facial cleansing brush electric massager lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

The Next PS5 Showcase Event Is On September 16

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Today, Sony announced that they have one last Playstation 5 showcase event before the console launches this holiday. This next event will be about 40 minutes long and will air on September 16 at 4 PM ET. Read more...

Elon Musk says Starship SN8 prototype will have a nosecone and attempt a 60,000-foot return flight

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Elon Musk has shared some details about future testing of Starship, the SpaceX launch vehicle currently being developed by the company at its Boca Chica, Texas facility. Recently, SpaceX has completed short, 150 meter (just under 500 feet) test flights of two earlier Starship prototypes, SN5 and SN6 – and SN8, which is currently set to be done construction “in about a week” according to Musk will

Is the vaunted cloud acceleration falling flat?

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Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange , a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. This week we’re taking a look at the bad side of the cloud software market. In case you were avoiding the news over the last week, tech and sof

Weekly Review: September 12, 2020

33One Mile at a Time / 12h
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! On the points & travel front, this week LifeMiles launched its biggest ever bonus on purchased miles, Starlux Airlines ordered A330-900neos, World of Hyatt revealed the details of its incredible new fall promotion, United announced five new long haul international routes, and more. With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog: Featur

Samsung's Galaxy S20 Fan Edition appears headed to the US

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100+Engadget / 12h
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is a poorly kept secret, but there have been questions about availability — would it be widely available, or sell only to a limited audience ? Americans, at least, might not have to look at the phone from afar. WinFuture ’s Roland Quandt has discovered (via Android Police ) multiple videos on Verizon’s website (disclaimer: Verizon is Engadget’s parent company) tha

Apple goes to war with video game streaming platforms in App Store rules update

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300+Mashable / 12h
The video game industry is none too pleased with Apple right now. In an attempt to extend an olive branch to streaming game services that were previously barred from the App Store, Apple has announced a new set of guidelines allowing game streaming services like Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia on the platform for the first time. Nice, right? Wrong. Many in the industry are up in arms over the