Saturday, October 10, 2020

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FDA says dog food recall expands to multiple countries over toxin risk

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The FDA is highlighting a previously announced dog food recall, noting that it has been expanded to encompass additional products, including ones sold in the United States, Japan, and Colombia. The reason is a naturally-occurring toxin that may be found in excessively high levels in the recalled pet food, putting dogs who eat it at risk. The expansion was a … Continue reading

Apple’s T2 security chip has an unfixable flaw

2KArs Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The 2014 Mac mini is pictured here alongside the 2012 Mac mini. They looked the same, but the insides were different in some key—and disappointing—ways. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) A recently released tool is letting anyone exploit an unusual Mac vulnerability to bypass Apple's trusted T2 security chip and gain deep system access. The flaw is one researchers have also been using for mo

Researchers Found 55 Flaws in Apple's Corporate Network

1KWired / 6h
The company has patched the vulnerabilities and paid the team of white-hat hackers $288,000.

FBI sent a team to 'exploit' Portland protesters' phones

84Engadget / 19min
Federal agents tend to focus their phone cracking efforts on terrorists, but they appear to have shifted their attention to civil disobedience. NYR Daily has learned that the FBI sent its “Fly Team” counterterrorism unit to Portland in mid-July to conduct the “initial exploitation” of phones and other devices used by people protesting police racism and violence. The email revealing the plan, from

How to have a budget vacation in Italy

The Points Guy / 31min
While Italy is ideal for a vacation splurge, the Mediterranean country can also make for a very affordable vacation, too. Depending on where you go and what you do, you could drop some serious cash, or have a relatively budget vacation if you do your homework. From using your stash of points to picking the right destinations to visiting during a specific season, follow the below tips to have an i

Early Prime Day deal sees a price cut on the all-new Echo Dot

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 40min
Just ahead of the Amazon Prime Day sale, this Echo Dot deal allows you to save $20 when you purchase two smart speakers.

This Innovative Face Mask Stops Germs, Odors, and Fogged-Up Glasses

Futurism / 1h
Among the many strange things the current moment has put in front of our eyes, grade-school science, specifically the phase-change of matter, stands out. You’re about to head out for a walk, so you put on a mask, put your glasses or shades over it, and they promptly fog up. Why? You’re exhaling warm water vapor that becomes small drops of liquid when it touches the cooler surface, condensing from

These Luxury Cruise Ships Are Being Sold for Scrap Metal

200+Gizmodo / 1h
From afar, the cruise ships in these photos almost look like toys, perhaps LEGO models being taken apart for new creations. But these are not toys; they’re real cruise ships. They’re being broken down for scrap metal as yet another casualty of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has docked ships across the globe. Read more...

Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card Review (2020)

36One Mile at a Time / 1h
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets 6% cash back on Select U.S streaming services 3% cash back at U.S. gas stations Annual Fee: $0 introductory annual fee for one year, then $95 | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now Personally, I love earning points for my credit card spending, though understandably a lot of people prefer to earn cash back. Afte

4 things you should know about period poverty

76Mashable / 1h
Saturday is the second-ever National Period Day . Youth-run nonprofit organization PERIOD started the awareness campaign last year to bring period poverty, a rarely-talked about topic, into the public forum. Products like pads and tampons are essential for people who get their periods, but not everyone can access or afford them. While you can buy things like lip balm or get a tattoo without payin

[Roundup] Washington National’s Dreaded Gate 35X Is Far Worse During Pandemic Times

View from the Wing / 1h
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 ...

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar Lifts the Lid on an Episode That Never Was

66Gizmodo / 1h
Steven Universe may have come to its end , but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to learn about the life and times of everyone’s favourite Human/Gem hybrid . In fact, there’s still so much more to discover about how the show got made—and Rebecca Sugar herself just gave us some intriguing details about an episode that… Read more...

Judge won't let 'Fortnite' back into App Store as Apple fight crawls on

Epic Apple Fortnite
69Mashable / 2h
The battle royale between Epic Games and Apple is far from over. The ongoing debate over whether Fortnite , the wildly popular video game, will be allowed back in the App Store will not be answered any time soon According to Mac Rumors , on Friday a California judge denied a request by Epic Games for a temporary injunction against Apple. If granted, it would have forced Apple to let Fortnite back

Don't Give a Second Thought to Oven Space This Thanksgiving With Almost 50% Off Select Oster Appliances

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Oster Buffet Server Warming Tray | $32 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

10 must-see deals on sale right now

40Engadget / 2h
It's no secret that Amazon is gearing up to release some pretty awesome gadgets at rock-bottom prices. But you don't need to wait until then in order to lock down some amazing deals on the web's most popular products. From wireless charging stations and air purifiers to jump-starters and no-contact thermometers, there's something on this list for you, and each item is available at an additional 2

Roush Ranger Performance Pac Level 1 adds 47 horsepower

20SlashGear / 2h
Anyone familiar with the name Roush will likely think of souped-up Mustangs and racing. That’s not all the company is about. It also offers performance parts for the 2019 through 2020 Ford Ranger with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The company has announced its Ranger Roush Performance Pac Level 1 kit for the pickup that sells for $935. Performance Pac Level 1 … Continue reading

Australia Borders To Remain Closed Until Late 2021

500+One Mile at a Time / 2h
While many countries around the world are starting to reopen to visitors, that’s not the case in Australia. As a matter of fact, it looks like borders in Australia may remain closed until late 2021. Australia to remain closed for another year Australia’s treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has this week stated the government’s expectation that Australia will remain closed to most until late 2021: “Intern

Researchers say some humans are developing an extra artery in their arms

21SlashGear / 2h
Researchers from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide in Australia have discovered something interesting in some humans. When in the womb, babies have a temporary artery that runs down the center of the forearm that typically vanishes over time. However, that artery isn’t disappearing as often as it used to. Scientists say that means more adults than ever have … Continue reading

The Daleks Go to War in Our First Look at Their New Animated Web Series

100+Gizmodo / 2h
I mean, what else did you expect them to do, relaxation tapes ? Read more...

Razer's $50 Seiren Mini microphone is ready for aspiring streamers

59Engadget / 2h
A quality microphone is important if you’re going to reel people into your livestreams , but the price and sheer size of many mics might lead you to put off that purchase. Razer is betting that it can make decent mics more accessible, though. It just introduced a Seiren Mini mic that promises “studio grade” sound in a compact shape (6.42 inches tall) for just $50 — less than the cost of a typical

Starman just made another flyby of Mars in his Tesla Roadster

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20SlashGear / 2h
One of the craziest things that Elon Musk has done in his days at SpaceX is to shoot his own Tesla Roadster into space. The car left Earth atop the very first Falcon 9 Heavy rocket that the company ever launched. The vehicle has been orbiting the sun ever since. This week Starman made its closest flyby of Mars when … Continue reading

Razer's Blade Stealth gets an 11th-gen Intel CPU and OLED display option

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71Engadget / 3h
A few short months after it updated the Blade Stealth earlier in the year, Razer is once refreshing the ultraportable. New to the late 2020 model is a 10nm Tiger Lake processor from Intel. The four-core, eight-thread 11th-gen CPU features a 2.8GHz base clock speed and, in the case of the Razer Blade Stealth, a 28W TDP. The power output of its processor should make the Blade Stealth better suited

Razer's first gaming chair improves your posture

76Engadget / 3h
Razer couldn’t resist the siren’s call of gaming chairs , it seems. The game hardware maker has unveiled its first gaming chair, the Iskur , and it’s not just the standard furniture with a green snake logo on the headrest. The company claims to have a unique external lumbar support system whose 26-degree customization is meant to improve your posture. It’s focused on alleviating the tension in th

Razer Seiren Mini is the cutest little mic for video calls and gaming

Two Razer Tomahawk 13
SlashGear / 3h
Razer just revealed their most compact game streaming microphone in the Razer Seiren Mini. This piece of equipment has a look that’s similar to what they’ve released in gaming microphones in the past – but it’s TINY. This microphone works with a 14mm condenser capsule and a Supercardioid pickup pattern to allow what Razer describes as “pro-grade sound” despite its … Continue reading

Razer Blade Stealth 13 (late 2020) revealed with 120Hz display

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SlashGear / 3h
Today the Razer Blade Stealth 13 (late 2020) was revealed in two configurations. This device is the latest iteration of the “world’s first gaming Ultrabook”, prepared with the latest in high-end hardware components. One version of this laptop comes with a 120Hz FHD display, the other comes with an OLED FHD touchscreen display. Both versions of this notebook computer come … Continue reading

Razer Iskur chair presents the “perfect gaming form”

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SlashGear / 3h
Razer Iskur is a gaming chair that takes a few different turns VS the rest of the market. This chair, the first gaming chair ever made by Razer, works with a “fully customizable support” system for the user’s back. To create this experience, Razer employed memory foam, high density foam cushions, and multi layered synthetic leather system in the most-used … Continue reading

Razer Tomahawk ATX and Mini-ITX PC chassis might actually be released

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SlashGear / 3h
The strange title above appears because of the odd history of the “Razer Tomahawk” brand name. We’ve seen several iterations of the Razer Tomahawk, the name Razer’s used for a few different gaming PC chassis and related systems – but it is only now, here in the Fall of 2020, that Razer seems to be ready to release a pair … Continue reading

Ghost of Tsushima will reach up to 60 fps on PS5 using Game Boost

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Ghost of Tsushima developer, Sucker Punch, has revealed how its game will make use of the PS5’s Game Boost feature.

Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to finally get a Chromebook

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If you've held off on getting a Chromebook until now, Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to finally take the plunge.

Launch Your IT Career With This Complete Programming Super Bundle

Futurism / 3h
If you want an example of how computer programming is everywhere in our lives, you don’t have to go any further than your pizza order. As part of its enormous rebrand several years ago, Dominos completely rebuilt how they sell you a pie to focus on the technology . The idea was to make ordering a pizza so simple you can do it with literally anything, be it an emoji, an app that loads a clock and

Huawei will unveil the Mate 40 on October 22nd

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88Engadget / 3h
Huawei is about to unveil its next big phone — and a swan song of sorts. The Chinese tech giant has announced that it will reveal the Mate 40 phone series at a virtual event on October 22nd at 8AM Eastern. It didn’t say much about what the new Mates would entail (“unprecedented power” isn’t really a clue), but it’s safe to say that the processor will be the most talked-about feature. The company

This weekend's MacBook deals can save you $300 on luxury laptops ahead of Prime Day

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This MacBook Pro is $300 off in this weekend's MacBook deals - plus extra savings on cheap MacBook Airs.

US could establish a travel corridor with London by the end of the year

The Points Guy / 3h
Your winter travel plans to the U.K. may be possible after all. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal , U.S. officials hope to reopen travel between New York City and London by the end of the year. No specifics have been announced yet, but WSJ notes that the “growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S.” may allow for “shortened traveler quarantine periods” when traveling betwe

A prison video visitation service exposed private calls between inmates and their attorneys

200+TechCrunch / 3h
Fearing the spread of coronavirus, jails and prisons remain on lockdown. Visitors are unable to see their loved ones serving time, forcing friends and families to use prohibitively expensive video visitation services that often don’t work . But now the security and privacy of these systems are under scrutiny after one St Louis-based prison video visitation provider had a security lapse that expos

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ is thoroughly mediocre

200+TechCrunch / 3h
There’s nothing excessively bad about “Enola Holmes,” a new film about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister Enola. But there’s nothing particularly good, either. The film was originally planned for a theatrical release from Warner Bros., but Netflix picked it up earlier this year, after the pandemic shuttered theaters around the world. “Enola Holmes” stars Millie Bobby Brown as titular adolescent dete

Airlines Already Require Masks, We Don’t Need A Federal Mask Mandate

View from the Wing / 4h
I'm going to express an unpopular view, and perhaps draw significant hate in the comments. But I don't think a nationwide transportation mandate imposed by the CDC is the best way to approach mask compliance. And I'm an advocate of masks and have been since long before the CDC found religion on this issue. Here's why. Continue reading ...

The Boys season 2 episode 8 recap: that ending explained

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The Boys season 2 episode 8 finds humanity in the most unlikely places, without forgetting the shocks and laughs.

Browser games were a digital awakening for an entire generation

54Mashable / 4h
In Tales of the Early Internet , Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. Everyone remembers their favorite browser games, whether it was some cursed obscurity now lost to the void of internet history or a wildly popular time-waster that later evolved into a multi-million dollar franchise (like Doom , Trials , Super Meat Boy , or

Scientists think they've found a way to get your cat to pay attention to you

300+Mashable / 4h
Recently, my aunt suggested I slowly blink at her mercurial cat to get his attention. This is a cat that ignores you most of the day and might scratch at you during the times he deigns to lovingly rub against your leg. It turns out, she wasn't wrong. In a study published this week in the journal Nature , psychologists in the United Kingdom researched dozens of cats with healthy eyesight to test t

US Cyber Command disrupted the notorious Trickbot botnet

100+Engadget / 4h
The US Cyber Command, the Defense Department division in charge of its cyberspace operations, recently mounted an operation to disrupt one of the most massive and notorious botnets today. According to The Washington Post , CyberCom successfully (albeit temporarily) interrupted the Trickbot botnet’s operations at least a couple of times over the last few weeks. The botnet is composed of at least a

This classic British MGB is paired with a modern electric powertrain

31SlashGear / 4h
Fans of classic British sports cars will certainly know MG and one of its most iconic vehicles, the MGB Roadster. Many MGBs were built, the tune of more than 500,000, and 9 out of 10 were exported outside Britain. RBW Electric Classic Cars is now making the iconic MGB as a completely electric vehicle known as the RBW Roadster. The … Continue reading

Google wants you to visit long-lasting AR experiences

89Engadget / 4h
It’s still rare to see shared, long-lasting augmented reality — the experience tends to vanish the moment you close an app. Google is making it easier to come back, however. It’s widely releasing a new version of ARCore with persistent Cloud Anchors that let you come back to shared AR on Android and iOS. You can come back to virtual graffiti, explore an evolving natural landscape or follow a tour

Disney Is Developing a Space Mountain Movie, Which Was Probably Inevitable

100+Gizmodo / 4h
To be honest, the most surprising thing about this is that it hasn’t happened already. Read more...

Hitting the Books: How to fight gerrymandering with math

100+Engadget / 4h
Math is more than a bevy of equations that you learned in school and promptly forgot upon graduation — it is the language of our universe. Mathematics helps explain everything from the manner in which viruses spread to the speeds at which galaxies rotate. In Supermath: The Power of Numbers for Good and Bad , math teacher and author Anna Weltman delves into how mathematics’ impact can be felt thro

The coronavirus crisis claims a sixth cruise line

The Points Guy / 4h
Add Jalesh Cruises to the list of cruise companies shutting down for good due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic . The India -based, one-ship cruise operator won’t be emerging from a months-long, coronavirus-caused halt to departures, according to multiple news outlets in India. Mumbai-based Mumbai Live reports that creditors have had the line’s one ship, the 1,590-passenger Karnika, arres

How to Turn On Handwashing Detection on the Apple Watch

44How-To Geek / 4h
The Apple Watch’s watchOS 7 update introduced a smart new feature for anyone concerned about hand hygiene in a post-COVID world: Handwashing detection. Here’s how it works and how you can turn it on or off. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Introduces an "Incognito Mode" for Assistant Among Other Safety Features

25How-To Geek / 4h
Google knows that privacy is a big concern, especially when it concerns voice assistants and smart speakers. To that end, the company introduced a revamped Safety Center, a place to access all your privacy settings. It also announced a few privacy-focused features—like a Guest Mode for Google Assistant, that acts a bit like Incognito Mode for browsers. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Southwest Airlines Tries To Kick Off Woman For “Lewd” Outfit

300+One Mile at a Time / 4h
A woman ended up having to wear the captain’s t-shirt on a Southwest Airlines flight, or else she would have been denied boarding. The airline was completely off base here, in my opinion. A woman’s “lewd” outfit on Southwest Airlines Kayla Eubanks used Twitter to document a situation she faced on an October 6 Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Chicago. Eubanks started by sharing the outfi

Saturday's Best Deals: Oster Kitchen Appliances, Vava 12-in-1 Docking Station, WT2 Language Translator Earbuds, Marvel's Avengers, HP Spectre 360x Laptop, and More

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A sale on select Oster appliances and a Vava 12-in-1 USB-C docking station lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Saturday's Best Deals: Oster Kitchen Appliances, Vava 12-in-1 Docking Station, WT2 Language Translator Earbuds, Marvel's Avengers, HP Spectre 360x Laptop, and More

97Gizmodo / 4h
A sale on select Oster appliances and a Vava 12-in-1 USB-C docking station lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Nobel Prize winner says the universe has gone through multiple Big Bangs

44SlashGear / 5h
When it comes to how the universe started, science holds that the universe began in what’s known as the Big Bang. Many have wondered over the years what the end of the universe will be like. A 2020 Nobel Prize winner in physics named Sir Roger Penrose believes that the universe goes through cycles of death and rebirth. He believes … Continue reading

iPad Air 4 stocks are arriving at Apple Stores – but no iPhone 12s yet

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Apple promised that the iPad Air 4 would be available in October, and it might go on sale this week.

PS5 and Xbox Series X storage explained: how it works and what you need to know

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X both handle storage differently, so get up to speed with everything you need to know before November 10 rolls around.

How to Stop Spotify’s Automatic Startup on Windows 10

28How-To Geek / 5h
By default, Spotify automatically starts every time you sign into your Windows 10 PC. If you don’t want it running in the background and slowing down your boot process, you can disable Spotify’s autostart feature. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Now You Can Get Your Fix of Free Roku Shows and Movies on Fire TV

20How-To Geek / 5h
One of the biggest benefits of owning a Roku is, well, The Roku Channel. It offers a bunch of free (ad-supported) programming just ripe for the watchin’. And now it’s coming to Fire TV devices. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA will announce new space technology private partnerships

20SlashGear / 5h
NASA has announced that administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver a keynote address at the virtual fall Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium meeting on Wednesday, October 14. The event is co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Arizona State University. The entire event will be streamed live on NASA television and via the NASA website. During the event, Bridenstine will … Co

Overcome Language Barriers With 53% Off This Device That Simultaneously Translates 40 Languages, Today Only

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WT2 Language Translator With Charging Case | $140 | Amazon Read more...

These Beats headphones deals bring big price drops even before Prime Day

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Amazon has dropped some stellar Beats deals even before Prime Day

How to Get a Free Box of Mac & Cheese From Kraft This Weekend

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese has been a staple of childhood cuisine and pantries across North America for more than 80 years. Since it first hit the shelves in 1937 , this quick, shelf-stable, cheap, bright orange comfort food has fed families during the Great Depression, drunk dorm-dwelling college students, and, of… Read more...

FIFA 21 Is Limping Toward Retirement

41Wired / 6h
EA's new edition includes minor gameplay tweaks, but it seems like the real innovations are being saved for next year.

The best podcasts about feminism, equality, equity, and surviving

100+Mashable / 6h
For a long time, podcasts were seen as a boy's club. But women have been a central (if less visible or heard) force behind podcasting's rise, especially with a recent wave of podcasts specifically geared toward feminism, women's issues, gender equality, and equity. From hosts to audience demographics and subject matter, though, male-centric perspectives still dominate the top spots of podcasting

AMD Can Do Almost No Wrong, Except for the Horrible Lock Mechanism on Its Mobos

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100+Gizmodo / 6h
As far as desktop processors are concerned, AMD has been killing it for the last few years. If you missed the big announcement on Thursday, the company’s launching its next-gen CPUs, Ryzen 5000, on November 5. If all the benchmark numbers they presented in its presentation are true, we could be looking at a major… Read more...

Own Your Distractions as a Public Speaker, Including During Zoom Meetings

58Lifehacker / 6h
Earlier this week at the vice presidential debate, we were treated to a showcase of exasperated facial expressions from Senator Kamala, and a two-minute shot of a fly using Mike Pence’s head as a stopover between destinations. Immediately, Twitter pounced on the fly situation with memes and comments galore. After the… Read more...

Should I buy a Toshiba Fire TV?

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The Toshiba Fire TV looks to combine the best of Amazon's TV OS with a budget-friendly screen.

Top Hotel Credit Cards Offering Free Nights (2020)

61One Mile at a Time / 6h
Hotel credit cards are among the most underrated out there. Understandably a lot of people get cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card ( review ) and Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card ( review ) to maximize the rewards they’re earning for their spending, and that’s a great idea. These cards offer valuable bonus categories, no foreign transaction fees, great travel coverage, and more. But I think

Prime Day TV deal: grab a 55-inch Toshiba Fire TV with a huge price cut

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Want a Fire TV Edition but baulked at the price? This huge second screen price drop is what you need.

Disney scrubs Pixar Soul theater release, switches to streaming plan

20SlashGear / 6h
Soul, an animated Pixar movie that was set to hit theaters in November, will instead debut at a later date on the Disney Plus streaming service. This is the latest example of a movie that has been bumped from the theatrical release schedule in favor of a digital premiere due to the pandemic, which forced a major change in how … Continue reading

How to Filter Out Offensive Comments on Instagram

31How-To Geek / 7h
If you have a public Instagram profile, chances are you’ve been a victim of inappropriate comments from strangers. Given the social network’s vast size, it’s practically impossible to escape such bad actors. Thankfully, Instagram offers a set of tools that let you block offensive comments. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

7 Games to Play if You Love 'Among Us'

28How-To Geek / 7h
Among Us is the newest trend, and it’s all about some good ol’ asynchronous multiplayer. It’s a rare type of game that basically just means certain players (the “Imposters” in Among Us’ case) have abilities and objectives that the other players don’t. But while it’s a rare genre, Among Us certainly isn’t the first, so if your friend group is getting tired of Among Us matches, here are some new as

An all-inclusive Central Texas oasis: A review of Miraval Austin Resort and Spa

The Points Guy / 7h
In 2020, many of us need a minute to breathe, reset and recenter. Getting the chance to do that in luxury — wholly thanks to the stay requiring fewer points than normal — sounded almost too good to be true. But it was a very real opportunity, so we booked a two-night stay at the Miraval Austin Resort & Spa using World of Hyatt points and eagerly counted down to the first overnight break from full

One man's frustrating journey to recovering his Myspace

96Mashable / 7h
In Tales of the Early Internet , Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. I’m not sure what triggered my journey. A nagging nostalgia, I suppose. Affection for an internet long gone. A part of my life I hardly remember. A certain bored curiosity that comes with life in quarantine. I wanted to access my old Myspace. The internet i

Nest Audio review: A better body for Google’s Assistant with OK sound

54Mashable / 7h
Google Nest Audio $99.99 View Product The Good Affordable • Compact • Beautiful design • Improved audio quality • Seamless connectivity • Less muffled sound The Bad Not for the audiophile • Sound quality could be better • Not waterproof The Bottom Line At just under $100, Google's Nest Audio is an excellent and affordable choice if you're the type who values smart home controls over top notch aud

Get an Extra Dozen Doughnuts for $1 from Krispy Kreme Every Saturday in October

200+Lifehacker / 7h
Well, it’s been a week. Somehow, we’ve made it to Saturday morning, and this accomplishment deserves to be recognized. Krispy Kreme thinks so too, and today—along with the rest of the Saturdays in October—the chain is offering a dozen doughnuts for $1 when you purchase a dozen at regular price. Here’s what to know. Read more...

4 credit card mistakes to avoid

The Points Guy / 7h
Credit cards have the potential to be an incredibly valuable financial tool you can use to hit your goals. Whether you want to save money on your monthly bills, earn rewards for free travel, upgrade your travel experience or a mix of all three, credit cards can help you get there when used responsibly. However, earning points and miles is less valuable if you’re losing money in interest or hurtin

A comprehensive look at the most redeemed airline routes in America

The Points Guy / 7h
A first-class suite to Dubai, overwater villa in the Maldives. These are some of the most luxurious point redemptions you’ll find. Who doesn’t want to shower on a plane or wake up to the sunrise in a private overwater suite ? Nevertheless, everyone uses their frequent flyer miles differently. And while premium cabin international flights tend to grab the most attention, many people redeem their p

indigodreams:Marie “Rie” Cramer (10 October 1887 – 16 July 1977)...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
indigodreams : Marie “Rie” Cramer (10 October 1887 – 16 July 1977) was a Dutch writer and prolific illustrator of children’s literature whose style is considered iconic for the interwar period. For many years, she was one of the two main illustrators for a leading Dutch youth magazine, Zonneschijn (Sunshine). She also wrote plays under the pseudonym Marc Holman. Some of her work was banned during

Founding Norwegian Air Investor Is Starting Another Norwegian Airline. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

26View from the Wing / 8h
Norwegian Air, the low cost carrier, was struggling before the Covid-19 pandemic. It's already been bailed out by the government, but that's not enough. Now they're in talks with the government over nationalization . So now, with global travel depressed, seems like the perfect time to start another Norwegian airline, of course! Continue reading ...

Recap: 9 Opportunities To Buy Points

500+One Mile at a Time / 8h
We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational redemptions. At the moment we’re seeing many programs sell points at a discount, so in this post I wanted to provide a recap of that, since it can be tough to keep track of the various deals out there. Many of these are among the b

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review: Too Much Quirk for Work

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100Wired / 8h
It’s an excellent tablet, but the 2-in-1 desktop mode still can’t match the iPad—or any laptop.

Covid is Strengthening the Push for Indigenous Data Control

100+Wired / 8h
Due to data control concerns, tribal nations are not part of the "All of Us" DNA collection program. But that means missing out on its Covid-19 antibody testing.

The 40 best places to sell stuff online to make cash money

82Mashable / 8h
My parents have a bit of a problem throwing things out. They aren’t hoarders per se, but our basement is perpetually full of things that my mother swears she will sell in a garage sale one day. That garage sale is never happening, and the state of our basement is dire. Thank goodness for the internet, where you can sell pretty much anything, and where I’m going to unload everything. Sure, there a

How Samsung's first foldable phone mistakes paved the way for Galaxy Z Fold 2

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The latest Samsung foldable phone used a lot of knowledge from the first-gen to make it a better device.

Games of the Generation: Astro Bot Rescue Mission does for VR what Mario 64 did for 3D

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
With the jump to virtual reality, Sony finally made a match for Mario.

ZIPAIR Introduces World’s Most Basic Business Class

200+One Mile at a Time / 8h
As noted by Wandering Aramean , ZIPAIR has just introduced the world’s first truly basic business class, and it sure is intriguing. What is ZIPAIR? ZIPAIR is Japan Airlines’ new low cost carrier . The airline was supposed to launch passenger operations this past summer, but as you might expect, the timing for that wasn’t great in light of the pandemic. The airline initially has a fleet of two Boe

Report details causes of recent California rolling blackouts

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Enlarge / August 14 and 15 saw a heatwave drive rolling blackouts. And then on August 16, a station in Death Valley hit 130°F... (credit: NASA EO ) In mid-August, just before dry lightning storms ignited a series of fires that would break records in California, an intense heatwave resulted in rolling blackouts on two consecutive days. The trouble came in the evening, when solar generation drops o

Why Netflix's 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' didn't work

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The Haunting of Bly Manor is not very good . That's partially because the source material itself is unremarkable, but the creative team behind Bly is not blameless. Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is a baffling text to parse, let alone adapt for television, but we expected Mike Flanagan, creator of the mesmerizing Haunting of Hill House , to deliver something less overwhelming than the clutte

The best early Prime Day deals available this weekend - laptops, TVs, AirPods, and Echo devices on sale now

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Why wait for next week when there's so many early Amazon Prime Day deals landing this weekend.

This ace BT broadband deal offers superfast speeds, slashed prices and a £100 bonus

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BT broadband deals are normally pretty expensive but this plan brings prices way down and throws in a juicy £100 incentive.

Amazon cancels Crucible AAA game months after return to closed beta

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Crucible, Amazon’s first AAA game, has been canceled, the team behind development announced on Friday. The surprising revelation follows a rocky history for the game, which was announced back in 2016 and most recently sent back into a closed beta. Players still have a bit of time to enjoy the game before Amazon disables the game servers, bringing the project … Continue reading

A closer look at Shannon, the revolutionary device that can store data on DNA

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This infant technology could change everything in the near future.

The Huawei Mate 40 will be unveiled on October 22

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A busy month for phone launches just got even busier, with Huawei confirming the launch date and time for the Mate 40.

Chicago Seminars Go Online For 2020

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One of the longest standing annual miles & points “events” is the Chicago Seminars, which has been held at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove, Illinois (nearish to the Chicago O’Hare Airport) for the past ten years. Ten years. I’m getting old. Ben and I actually met in-person for the first time at a Chicago Seminars many moons ago, so the event is always covered in nostalgia for me. The fact that Howie

How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen in iOS 14 With Widgets

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Choosing widgets and designing your own app icons takes time—but it’s worth it to nail that aesthetic.

5 Creepy Retro PC Games to Play This Halloween

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October means one thing: Halloween. To celebrate, let’s explore five creepy retro PC games from the ’90s (and one from the ’00s) that are still fun to play. Best of all, they’re all available for purchase and play on modern Windows PCs. Trick or treat! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Kenin vs Swiatek live stream: how to watch free French Open Women's Final from anywhere now

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Strap yourself in for what should be an awesome Women's final - here's how to live stream Sofia Kenin vs Iga Swiatek - no matter where you are in the world and for free.

Android ransomware has picked up some ominous new tricks

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Enlarge (credit: Milana Romazanova | Getty Images ) Though ransomware has been around for years, it poses an ever-increasing threat to hospitals , municipal governments , and basically any institution that can't tolerate downtime . But along with the various types of PC malware that are typically used in these attacks, there's another burgeoning platform for ransomware as well: Android phones. An

Star Wars: Squadrons has almost made me a VR convert

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Opinion: Star Wars Squadrons is pretty much everything I wanted from virtual reality.

Snapdragon 875 is coming: What to expect from the flagship chipset

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Smartphones these days are powerhouses, able to perform any process and graphics-intensive task you throw at them. This is made possible with the new age processors which are venturing into new horizons with each passing year. Qualcomm is slated to release its next Snapdragon processor by the end of this year, and it is going to come with significant improvements … Continue reading

Nvidia admits defeat with RTX 3080 and 3090 Founders Edition stock, passes baton to Best Buy

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Founders Edition models won’t be sold directly by Nvidia in the US, and are seemingly not available at all in Europe right now.

Meet the researcher taking the fight to coronavirus, with the help of a world-beating supercomputer

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Dan Jacobson and his team are using the IBM Summit supercomputer to crack coronavirus.

15 adorable Funko Pop! figures on sale this weekend

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TL;DR: Get into collectibles with these 15 Funko Pop! figures on sale as of Oct. 10. Funko Pops are a super popular gift every year. These adorable figures of everyone in the pop culture universe — from Batman to Britney Spears — are equally beloved by kids and adults. Plus, they make great gifts for the superfans among us (hint hint). To do you a solid in advance of shopping season, here are 15

20 fan favorite products for 20% off this weekend

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Ahead of Prime Day, sales are booming. Here are 20 great products on sale as of Oct. 10, which were all September favorites at the Mashable Shop. As a bonus, use the code OCTSALE20 to take an additional 20% off each one. High-Definition Monocular Telescope Basically a set of binoculars made for one eye instead of two, this high-def telescope brings faraway objects into focus (but not the ones in

19 home security deals this weekend, including cameras, smart locks, and more

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If you're on the hunt for an affordable home security system, know that Prime Day isn't the only time you can land a good deal. Below you'll find 19 of this weekend's best deals on all things home security, from security cameras to smart locks. They're all an additional 20% off for a limited time only: Just enter code OCTSALE20 to land the extra savings as of Oct. 10. Sinji Pan Tilt Indoor Camera

Save an extra 20% on VPNs, password managers, and cloud storage

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Just ahead of Prime Day, we have some great deals to kick off the holiday shopping season. This weekend, you can save an extra 20% on VPNs, cloud storage, password managers, and more to enhance your work-from-home setup and keep you safe and secure online. Just use the code OCTSALE20 at checkout and slash an additional 20% off each item as of Oct. 10. VPNs KeepSolid VPN Unlimited Protect your dat

20 great deals on Bluetooth earbuds this weekend

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We could all use a solid pair of Bluetooth headphones . Whether we're multi-tasking on a work call or going hands-free during a workout, wireless earbuds can make life a lot easier. We've rounded up 20 sets of Bluetooth earbuds on sale this weekend, with deals effective as of Oct. 11. Plus, you can score an additional 20% off the already discounted prices by entering OCTSALE20 at checkout. Happy

India, Brazil lead app downloads during Q3 2020

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Ever since the Covid-19 led lockdown began towards the end of Q1 2020, smartphone usage OTT platforms have witnessed growth never seen before

5 big things we've got left to learn about the OnePlus 8T

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We're ready for the OnePlus 8T launch on October 14 - and here are five things we're hoping to find out at the event.

Geelong Cats vs Collingwood Magpies: live stream the AFL 2020 semifinals match

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The Cats and the Magpies will meet at the Gabba tonight in this semifinals match.

Eels vs Rabbitohs: live stream the NRL 2020 semi-finals match

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Premiership chances will be over for one team tonight, here's how to live stream all the action.