Sunday, November 08, 2020

Early Sunday Technology... and Other Stuff

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Voters rejecting the war on drugs is a win for public health

5KArs Technica / 22h
Enlarge / On Tuesday, Washington, DC, voted to decriminalize psilocybin, and Oregon’s voters approved two landmark reform measures—Measure 109, which legalizes psilocybin therapies, and Measure 110, which decriminalizes personal possession of drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine, and opioids. (credit: Getty Images) As election night ended in the United States, people went to bed still wonder

Simplify your charging setup for less than $12 with this 3-in-1 cable

24Mashable / 24min
TL;DR: Charge up to three devices at a time with this light-up LED Three-in-One Charging Cable , on sale for $11.95 (nearly 60% off) as of Nov. 8. It's rare for people to own just one device — especially in 2020. And while it's nice to have a handful of gadgets and gizmos, regularly rummaging around for different charging cables is definitely not a good time. Thankfully, this convenient LED Light

Outdoor TV vs outdoor projector: which should you choose?

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 22min
Setting up an area for outdoor entertainment? You may be considering an outdoor TV or an outdoor projector. Here are some things to consider.

Grow herbs, veggies, and more with a planter that does the work for you

Mashable / 24min
TL;DR: Easily grow vegetables and herbs in your home with the Intelligent Flower Hydroponic Planter , on sale for $199.95 as of Nov. 8. If you're stuck on the inside of a 700-square-foot apartment and are desperately craving the outdoors, try bringing nature into your home with this Intelligent Flower Hydroponic Planter . Grow your green thumb from the comfort of your own home — without all the m

A portable mug with a built-in coffee brewer exists — and it's on sale

Mashable / 24min
TL;DR: Brew and drink your coffee from the same mug with the Kopipresso Brewer Mug on sale for $79.95 as of Nov. 8. People are working from odd places these days — the couch in the living room, the kitchen table, the car, or from a company office. Either way, work life looks a lot different than it used to. That's why you need a coffee maker that can keep up with the times. No matter if you're at

Save on refurbished MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Minis this weekend

Mashable / 24min
There are still a few weeks before it's officially Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you can already score an Apple computer — an iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air — for a significant discount. With discounts up to 66% as of Nov. 8, you could be knocking out your work projects and assignments on a new-to-you computer before you know it. Mac Mini Certified-refurbished grade-A Mac Mini f

Sex toy sales are up this year: Here are 15 on sale this weekend

Mashable / 24min
Social distancing measures gave birth to many trends. Some went wild for crafting trendy coffee, baking bread, and partaking in dance challenges on TikTok. Others took matters into their own hands (literally), resulting in skyrocketing sex toy sales . If you're looking into buying your first sex toy or want to add one more to your collection, check out these great options on sale as of Nov. 8. Ho

Where to buy Xbox Series S in Saudi and UAE: all the latest price and pre-order updates

Xbox Series S
200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
Xbox Series S pre-orders are live, and here's all we know about price, specs, and where to buy the cheap Xbox in Saudi or UAE.

Porn ban drives extraordinary spike in VPN usage

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Citizens are using VPNs to access their favorite content, irrespective of the crackdown on porn.

The best iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-order deals in the UK

32Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: Pre-order the iPhone 12 Mini or iPhone 12 Pro Max , with prices starting at £41.99 per month. Good news Apple fans: all the new iPhone 12 models are now available to buy. You can finally pre-order the iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max, with prices starting from £41.99 per month. There are already plenty of deals to consider from all the leading retailers, and frankly, it's a bit much. Wouldn't it

Save up to 56% on Suunto's range of slick smartwatches

Old Navy Black Friday
20Mashable / 5h
SAVE UP TO 56%: Suunto smartwatches are on sale in Amazon's pre-Black Friday sale, saving you up to 56% on list price. We know that leaving the house and exercising will sound like an absolute nightmare to many of you, but there will be some dedicated athletes out there on the lookout for fitness deals. Amazon has launched a bunch of impressive pre-Black Friday deals, including discounts on thing

Master the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite for under £30

Adobe Premiere Pro
21Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: The All-in-One Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification Bundle is on sale for £26.11 as of Nov. 8, saving you 97% on list price. So you have zero professional creative skills. Consider that a speed bump, not a road closure, on your journey to becoming a competent graphic designer, video editor, or digital animator. As long as you have the desire to learn, can dedicate time to perfecting yo

This cheap tool replaces your messy video call background

Mashable / 5h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to XSplit VCam is on sale for £15.36 as of Nov. 8, saving you 59% on list price. If you're navigating the transition from an actual office to your home, you're not alone. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones and try to make the most of the shift. After all, you get to stay in your pajamas all day if you want. But while the business world has slowed down, it hasn'

Lenovo's black, spherical webcam will appeal to all you Star Wars fans

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Face-to-face conversation comes full circle with this 360 degree field of view webcam.

Older Android Phones Will Be Cut Off From a Large Chunk of the Web in 2021

Android Encrypt 2021
500+Gizmodo / 8h
If you’re doomscrolling through your newsfeeds on an older Android phone, it might be time for an upgrade. One of the world’s top certificate authorities warns that phones running versions of Android prior to 7.1.1 Nougat will be cut off from large portions of the secure web starting in 2021, Android Police reported… Read more...

Aeroplan Launch Delayed

31One Mile at a Time / 9h
Only a day before the formal launch of its revamped program, Aeroplan has announced a day’s delay to “complete adequate testing” with its partners. This pushes the launch from tomorrow afternoon to noon on Monday, November 9. Aeroplan’s site and app have both been down for the transition since November 6. The program has confirmed that the new benefits for Aeroplan credit cards will be available

Here comes the next IPO wave

200+TechCrunch / 10h
This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name . You can sign up for the email here . Are you tired? I am. What a week. But, if you kept your eyes off American politics and instead focused on the stock market, this was not a week of stress at all. It was a celebration. Yes, the election appears to be influencing stocks, with investor

We're Already Getting Rumors About Future The Mandalorian Casting

100+Gizmodo / 10h
The production of The Mandalorian ’s second season was followed by a ton of rumors about casting, a couple of which we already know to be true . Now, the second season hasn’t even finished running yet and the rumor mill is continuing apace, giving us a potential preview at both The Mandalorian and the growing Star Wars … Read more...

Virgin Galactic's first spaceflight from Spaceport America will launch soon

100+Engadget / 11h
Virgin Galactic started preparing for the first spaceflight out of its new Spaceport America HQ in New Mexico last month. Back then, the aerospace company only said that its flight planning window will open on October 22nd, but it didn’t give a more concrete launch date. Now, Virgin Galactic has revealed that it has decided on a launch window for the SpaceShipTwo test flight, which you can expect

8 best Netflix shows to fall asleep to because wow we need some zzzzzs

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Older Android phones won't support many secure websites by September 2021

Encrypt Android 2021
1KEngadget / 11h
You might have to upgrade your Android phone before long if you want to visit large portions of the secure web. According to Android Police , Certificate Authority Let’s Encrypt is warning that phones running Android versions before 7.1.1 Nougat won’t trust its root certificate starting in 2021, locking them out of many secure websites. The organization will stop default cross-signing for the cer

Clemson vs Notre Dame live stream: how to watch NCAA college football from anywhere

Zverev Live NFL Sunday
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How to get a Clemson vs Notre Dame live stream and watch college football online in what could be the game of the season today.

The internet thanks Gritty for this bountiful political harvest

69Mashable / 11h
A lot of people are behind President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' historic White House victory — campaign workers, volunteers, and millions of voters. But there is also one Thing behind the Biden-Harris triumph, and that Thing is Gritty. In the days leading up to Nov. 3, the official mascot for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers-turned-internet's beloved goblin son became a

Samsung Galaxy tablet deals drop to lowest prices yet at Best Buy this weekend

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Save $130 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A in Best Buy's latest Black Friday deals.

[Roundup] The Curious Reason Helicopters Get Native American Names Like Blackhawk and Apache

View from the Wing / 12h
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 ...

This Android wrist PC is probably more powerful than an iPhone 7, but it has one huge flaw

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 12h
From facial recognition to 4G connectivity, the TicWris Max has it all.

Cold War-era Berlin Tegel airport closes its doors after 60 years

62The Points Guy / 12h
Sunday is a sad day for many Berliners. The city’s historic Cold War-era airport, Tegel (TXL), shuts its doors for good with a final Air France departure at 3 p.m. local time. Long-delayed Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), which opened on Oct. 31 , will handle all flights to and from the German capital. The closure of Tegel is bittersweet to many locals. Despite a terminal that often felt like a

Weekly Review: November 7, 2020

29One Mile at a Time / 12h
Happy weekend! What a week it has been, eh? The weather is getting cold here in Berlin, but at least it has been sunny, for those relatively few hours of daylight. Who am I kidding, though, I spent most of the week glued to the TV. Thanks to John King and the “magic wall” for teaching me more about the geography of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, than I ever needed to know. On the poi