Sunday, November 01, 2020

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What to wear when you’re battling giant, venomous hornets

2KArs Technica / 10h
Enlarge (credit: Washington State Department of Agriculture) By now you’ve surely seen the pictures : A dozen humanoid forms encased in full-body, white nylon suits are working on scaffolding at the base of a saran-wrapped tree by the red glow of headlamps, one of them raising a plexiglass vacuum tube between its blue-gloved hands in triumph. Inside, 85 wasps, each the size of a human thumb, are

Driverless race car sums up 2020 by swerving into a wall for no reason

2KMashable / 5h
With a brain-melting presidential election in just a couple of days, let's take a few minutes to enjoy a more harmless form of failure, courtesy of Roborace . The autonomous racing league broadcasted its Season Beta 1.1 race on Thursday, ideally to showcase the potential of high speed auto races that don't endanger human drivers. Unfortunately, a car belonging to the team SIT Acronis Autonomous h

A Vintage Atari Is an Amazing Weather Terminal in 2020

200+How-To Geek / 10h
That old Atari eight-bit computer (like the Atari 800, XL, or XE series) you have is useful for more than just retro gaming. If you pair it with the new FujiNet network adapter and a weather program, you can get live local weather info on it. Here’s how it works! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›


Check Out These Extensive Breakdowns of Alita: Battle Angel's Visual Effects

57Gizmodo / 6min
As a woman who is also at least part robot, I have a deep-held affinity for Alita . Her first film outing (hopefully not her last) didn’t check every box, but it was a lot of fun. And it sure was visually striking, with some intense and innovative visual effects work. Read more...

Mariah Carey formally kicks off the holiday season, those are the rules

Mashable / 17min
Common wisdom tells us that the annual U.S. holiday season begins after Thanksgiving. But real ones understand that it's actually Mariah Carey who's in charge. With Halloween officially in the rearview as of Sunday, the "All I Want For Christmas Is You" singer took to her social media accounts with a message. The holiday season has begun. So start getting festive, folks. For those who aren't fami

Pixel 5 teardown shows how a metal phone supports wireless charging

Google Pixel 2021 Nest
30Engadget / 41min
Want to know how Google’s Pixel 5 supports wireless charging despite a predominantly metal body? Google explained the essence of how it works, but a video teardown at PBKReviews (via 9to5Google ) has eliminated the mystery altogether. There’s a large cutout in the middle of the otherwise aluminum shell that lets the wireless charging coil work its wonders — the bio-resin plastic you see on the ou

Up Your Dental Hygiene Habits With 36% Off This Smart Oral-B Toothbrush and Whiten Your Smile With 45% Off Crest Kits

40Gizmodo / 54min
Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light Kit (20 Strips) | $40 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

ABCmouse is an engaging platform for kids that doesn't require parental help

Mashable / 55min
When schools across the nation shut down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt fortunate that the school my boys attended offered a robust online learning program with live classes daily. This gave my 7-year-old son, who was finishing up first grade, a lesson plan to follow during the day. My 4-year-old son’s learning time was less structured, which was to be expected for a pre-K student.

United and Amtrak cut ties; end mileage earning and lounge access

The Points Guy / 2h
Come 2021, United Airlines will have one less partner. For years, United and Amtrak have had a codeshare partnership, allowing you to purchase a flight to or from Newark with a connection on the Northeast Regional train to or from your final destination. As part of the tie-up, flyers could earn redeemable miles for the train segment. ( Amtrak Guest Rewards members could credit United flights to A

49ers vs Seahawks live stream: how to watch NFL week 8 online from anywhere right now

20TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
See how to get a San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks live stream and catch this must watch match-up in NFL's intriguing NFC West.

[Roundup] Hotels Figuring Out How To Bring Back Buffets

View from the Wing / 2h
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 ...

Saints vs Bears live stream: how to watch NFL week 8 from anywhere right now

Saints Live NFL Week
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Here's where to find a New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears live stream as the in-form Saints head to struggling Chicago in NFL's game week 8.

Facebook is publicly testing dark mode in its mobile app

200+Engadget / 2h
Facebook is finally testing a dark mode in its mobile app beyond a handful of users. The social network has teamed up with code sleuth Jane Manchun Wong to confirm that it’s publicly testing dark mode on Android and iOS. Just who’s getting the option isn’t clear, but MacRumors noted that many more people were reporting access to the night-friendly option. If you have the option, you’ll see a Dark

Facebook Group Charters A380 For Flight To Nowhere

100+One Mile at a Time / 2h
I think it’s safe to say that this is the first time that a group has chartered the world’s largest plane to fly nowhere… ANA frequent flyers charter A380 Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has in the past few months operated a couple of “flights to nowhere,” given the challenges otherwise associated with international travel at the moment. Another one of these will be happening on December 20, 202

Deals of the week: $40 flights to Florida, up to 40% off Hawaii hotels and more

The Points Guy / 2h
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia , which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express , you’ll need to book directly with the airli

This Microsoft Azure training is just $30 today

44Engadget / 3h
Microsoft Azure is a leading cloud computing platform in today's business world, and it looks like it might even become the cloud solution to help the space industry with projects on and off this planet. While time will tell if Microsoft's competitors attempt to do the same, it's clear that learning how to work with Azure on earth in 2020 is a helpful set of skills. You can save hundreds on The C

Chargers vs Broncos live stream: how to watch NFL week 8 game online from anywhere

Saints Live NFL Week
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How to watch a Chargers vs Broncos live stream today and catch all the NFL action online this Sunday as the AFC West rivals do battle at Mile High.

YouTube Music’s new filter makes it easier to avoid ‘liked’ videos

SlashGear / 3h
YouTube Music, the company’s music streaming service, has been quietly updated with a new feature that helps keep content fresh by giving users the option of avoiding videos they’ve already given a thumbs up. This filter is designed to skip videos that you’ve already liked on YouTube, helping keep YouTube Music and the regular YouTube platform separate. YouTube, of course, … Continue reading

This AI can identify the coughs of asymptomatic people with Covid-19

93Mashable / 3h
Sometimes, artificial intelligence knows more about us than we know about ourselves. And when it comes to diagnosing Covid-19, that could be a pandemic-fighting boon. Researchers from MIT have developed an algorithm they say can differentiate the forced coughs of asymptomatic people who have Covid from those of healthy people. They are currently working on a free app that would enable anyone to c

Virus Hunters makes a strong case that COVID-19 is just the wake-up call

97Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Scientists around the world are working not just to stamp out the current COVID-19 pandemic, but are also racing to prevent an even worse outbreak in the future. As much damage as the current coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on the world at large—killing over 230,000 American citizens alone so far, and nearly 1.2 million people worldwide—scientists know there are other viruses lurking

How I secure empty middle seats — even if an airline isn’t blocking them

The Points Guy / 3h
The clocks have changed and Halloween is behind us. That can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving and the December holidays are right around the corner. Over the past few months, several of the major U.S. airlines blocked middle seats to offer more space when flying. But as more people are predicted to take to the skies for the holidays, most carriers plan to ditch these flyer-friendly policies in t

Dave Bautista Set to Hunt the Galaxy's Most Dangerous Criminals in Universe's Most Wanted

100+Gizmodo / 3h
When aliens crash in your hometown, who’s going to protect it? Yes, that’s right, Dave Bautista . Oh, thank the space gods. Read more...

Motorola changes Razr shipping to prevent phones from showing up with fingerprints

Amazon 2020 Prime Day
36Mashable / 3h
Admit it: You'd be a little grossed out if a new smartphone you ordered showed up with someone else's fingerprints smudged all over it. For some Motorola Razr customers, that's been the reality. But Motorola says it's making changes. As The Verge noted Thursday, a note on Amazon's product listing for the new 5G foldable Razr said phones were being temporarily removed from their boxes, put into a

iCloud outage takes down backups and photos for some users

Apple iCloud Services
100+Engadget / 3h
If you’ve been having problems syncing data across your Apple devices, you’re not alone. Apple is reporting (via 9to5Mac ) outages across several of its iCloud services, including backups, calendars, Find My, photos and even sign-ins. The company only noted on its status page that “some users” were affected, but the failures appear to have started around 9AM Eastern and were still ongoing as of 1

Why Black Friday is the perfect time to buy a laptop

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
With early Black Friday deals already popping up online, now is the time to buy that new laptop you've been holding out for.

Sony tipped in big plan to acquire Crunchyroll anime streaming service

SlashGear / 4h
Sony is gearing up to acquire anime streaming service Crunchyroll, at least according to a new report out of Japan. The deal would reportedly involve a substantial sum of money, bolstering Sony’s anime offerings while scoring it around 70 million users. This deal would follow Sony’s 2017 acquisition of anime distributor Funimation. The leak comes from Nikkei Asia, which reports … Continue reading

Dave Chappelle will host the first post-election 'Saturday Night Live' (again)

58Mashable / 4h
When the Saturday Night Live cast returns to the stage on Nov. 7, the first one after the 2020 election ends, they'll be sharing that stage with Dave Chappelle. The sketch series confirmed its next host shortly after midnight on Sunday morning. The announcement tweet features SNL 's traditional "index card tacked to a cork board" styling, though this one is notably missing any mention of a musica

Don’t make these 9 tourist mistakes in Italy

The Points Guy / 4h
There’s nothing wrong with being a tourist in Italy . It’s exciting to visit a new destination you may not be overly familiar with — and getting to know a new place is one of the reasons we love to travel in the first place. Plus, Italy has some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, so who wouldn’t want to explore it with fresh eyes? But being a tourist doesn’t mean you have to fal

Lexus Dreamed Up Two Different Autonomous Futures That Will Help Us Relax

41Gizmodo / 4h
When it comes to autonomous vehicles, one of the biggest complaints is that they’ll take away the reactive, human elements of driving that see us making split-second decisions and not, y’know, immediately crashing into walls when the car is unleashed. It’s hard to relax and let some code control your vehicle. But… Read more...

WeWork employees used an alarmingly insecure printer password

100+TechCrunch / 4h
A shared user account used by WeWork employees to access printer settings and print jobs had an incredibly simple password — so simple that a customer guessed it. Jake Elsley, who works at a WeWork in London, said he found the user account after a WeWork employee at his location mistakenly left the account logged in. WeWork customers like Elsley normally have an assigned seven-digit username and

Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped?

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Ryan Falvey Contributor Ryan Falvey is co-founder and managing partner at Financial Venture Studio , an early-stage fintech venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity Theo Katsoulis Contributor Theo Katsoulis is an associate at Financial Venture Studio . According to industry reports , venture capital deal-making has notably rebounded since dropping of

Original Content podcast: Bill Murray’s charm can’t hide the sadness of ‘On the Rocks’

100+TechCrunch / 4h
“On the Rocks,” a new film on Apple TV+, focuses on a troubled marriage between Laura (a writer played by Rashida Jones) and Dean (a startup executive played by Marlon Wayans). When Laura begins to suspect Dean of cheating on her, she turns to her father Felix (Bill Murray) for help. The film reunites Murray with his “Lost in Translation” director Sofia Coppola. It can feel feather-light at times

Ending: Best-Ever 80,000 Point Initial Offer For Chase Sapphire Preferred

66View from the Wing / 5h
The biggest-ever public offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card - 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening - is ending. This is the last week to apply. The previous offer of 60,000 points was the best public offer ever for the card. They’ve increased it by one third – 20,000 more points – and haven’t even increased the spending require

Huawei reportedly bets on Shanghai chip plant to overcome US trade ban

100+Engadget / 5h
Huawei might have a way to avoid some of the worst consequences of tightening US trade restrictions , provided it’s willing to be patient. Financial Times sources claim Huawei is planning a dedicated chip factory in Shanghai that would make parts for its core telecom infrastructure business. It would be run by a partner, the city-backed Shanghai IC R&D Center, and would be considered experimental

American is offering lie-flat seats on some surprising domestic routes. Here’s where to find them.

The Points Guy / 5h
Of the U.S. Big 3, American Airlines has long operated several domestic routes with its flagship wide-body planes. In the years leading up to the pandemic, AA has strategically used these jets to fly domestically in between longer international trips. With international demand significantly depressed due to the pandemic, these planes have lots of downtime. Stay up-to-date on airline and aviation

SSC tries to explain its controversial Tuatara top speed claim

SlashGear / 5h
Earlier this month, the gang over at SSC took one of its insane hypercars known as the Tuatara to a closed stretch of highway and attempted to see just how fast the car would go. The SSC team claimed that the vehicle reached a top speed of 316.11 mph on average during its runs. However, many people who viewed the … Continue reading

After Math: Premium Pricing

56Engadget / 5h
Earnings week seems to arrive just a little bit sooner every fall — or it could just be the nonstop cheering from Big Tech who had a banner quarter thanks to the COVID quarantine turning many of us into a captive audience for their products and services. Here are some headlines from the week that was. Engadget The first Alexa-connected toy kitchen goes on sale for $300 What, you thought your chil

Sunday's Best Deals: Oral-B Guide Smart Toothbrush, Anker Charging Accessories, Weighted Blankets, Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition Code, Bidet Attachment, Heated Massage Car Seat Cover, and More

80Gizmodo / 5h
An Oral-B Guide smart toothbrush and a sale on Anker charging accessories lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

Sunday's Best Deals: Oral-B Guide Smart Toothbrush, Anker Charging Accessories, Weighted Blankets, Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition Code, Bidet Attachment, Heated Massage Car Seat Cover, and More

80Lifehacker / 5h
An Oral-B Guide smart toothbrush and a sale on Anker charging accessories lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more...

How to Find and Install Third-Party Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

How-To Geek / 5h
The Shortcuts app on iPhone and iPad is great for creating simple and complex automations. If you’re uncomfortable making your own, though, there are some custom-made third-party shortcuts available online. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Jets vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch NFL week 8 game online from anywhere

Saints Live NFL Week
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
How to watch a Jets vs Chiefs live stream today and catch all the NFL action online, as Mahomes and KC look to avoid a New York-sized banana skin.

Steelers vs Ravens live stream: how to watch the NFL week 8 game online now

Saints Live NFL Week
24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The action is now live down in Baltimore - here's how to watch this NFL week 8 week online and get a Steelers vs Ravens live stream right now.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-9s Are Finally Flying

300+One Mile at a Time / 5h
After a significant delay, Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787-9s will finally enter service tomorrow… but not with passengers. Background on Qatar Airways 787-9s Qatar Airways has an incredibly modern and varied fleet. The Doha-based airline ordered 30 Boeing 787-9s, and started taking delivery of these planes at the end of 2019. Qatar Airways was supposed to get these 787-9s earlier, but the airline was

Vikings vs Packers live stream: how to watch the NFL week 8 game online from anywhere

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Here's how to get a Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers live stream and watch all the NFL action online this Sunday wherever you are.

Patriots vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL week 8 game online from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
How to watch a Patriots vs Bills live stream today and catch all the NFL action online this as struggling New England face AFC East leaders Buffalo.

7 reasons kids should go to ski school

The Points Guy / 5h
As a family who lives in sunny Miami , we appreciate the special joy that comes from a ski vacation. Since our family only makes it to the mountains once a year or so, ski school plays a major role in our trips. We’ve ventured to California, Colorado and Wisconsin for ski lessons. And while ski school undeniably makes a family ski trip more expensive, no matter where we’ve enrolled our girls into

Apple One: should you buy the new Apple subscription service, and if so, which tier?

Apple One Year
60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
Apple One bundles loads of Apple apps together in one big package - but is it worth it for you?

NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope in a year

38SlashGear / 6h
Yesterday, October 31, 2020, marks exactly a year before NASA intends to put its high-tech and extremely powerful James Webb Space Telescope into orbit. The launch date for the telescope is currently set for October 31, 2021. That will be a Sunday, and scientists all around the world are greatly anticipating the launch. The Hubble Space Telescope is very old … Continue reading

Fairmont Will Sell Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

84One Mile at a Time / 6h
The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past few years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. Fairmont typically offers one of these promotions around Mother’s Day and one around Black Friday, and this year will be no different. While this is a few weeks away, I do think i

NASA’s Juno mission may have found lightning sprites in the atmosphere of Jupiter

SlashGear / 6h
There’s an electrical phenomenon that occurs here on Earth above thunderstorms known as sprites. Here on Earth, the sprites are typically red. NASA scientists pouring over the data from the Juno mission recently announced that they have discovered sprites in the clouds of Jupiter for the first time. Rather than being red like the sprites on Earth, on Jupiter, they’re … Continue reading

How to Use Reactions in ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ from Your Smartphone

20How-To Geek / 6h
An update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons adds a reaction menu to the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app—NookLink. It’s easier than ever to access all of your favorite reactions in one place and communicate with your friends and family using NookLink. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

'Fall Guys' Terrifying Godzilla Skin Rises From the Depths November 3rd

21How-To Geek / 6h
When mankind falls in conflict with nature, monsters are born. That’s right, Fall Guys is in cahoots with Godzilla, the sacred beast of the apocalypse. Players have the opportunity to buy a limited-edition Godzilla skin November 3rd for 10 crowns, so you better start saving now! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Autonomous Roborace car immediately slams into wall

SlashGear / 6h
Building autonomous automobiles is a challenging proposition. When autonomous vehicles operate on public roads, there is so much going on that it’s hard to make them safe and competent. You might think building an autonomous car to race on a track that’s always the same would be a much easier proposition. An autonomous racing series called Roborace has been around … Continue reading

How to Minimize Anxiety and Fear While Watching Election Day Coverage

100+Lifehacker / 6h
Let’s get this out of the way first: It is highly unlikely that we’ll find out the winner of the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, November 3rd. In 2016, the Associated Press called the race at 2:29 am EST. And in a scenario like this year, where many people opted to vote by mail (and each state has their own… Read more...

Up Your Dental Hygiene Habits With 36% Off This Smart Oral-B Toothbrush and Whiten Your Smile With 45% Off Crest Kits

40Lifehacker / 6h
Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light Kit (20 Strips) | $40 | Amazon Gold Box Read more...

Should you buy the new iPhone 12 Mini or Pro Max directly from Apple?

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Apple's second batch of iPhone 12 devices is here but is the Apple website where you should get it from?

How American Express Celebrates A 20th Cardmember Anniversary

View from the Wing / 6h
My oldest credit card account is my Marriott American Express. It was opened as a Starwood Amex 20 years ago. Account longevity is one of the key attributes of American Express. Cards print your 'member since' date on the front. American Express Centurion lounges even use member since as their internet password. Continue reading ...

6 Great Couches You Can Buy Online—and 1 to Avoid (2020)

100+Wired / 6h
These are the best sofa's we've tested at WIRED (so far). If being cooped up has made you rethink your furniture, these might help refresh your space.

Sahara desert meteorite suggests water on Mars earlier than previous estimates

28SlashGear / 7h
Scientists have analyzed a meteorite was found in the Sahara desert back in 2012. The meteorite came from Mars and is called NWA 7533. Scientists have been studying the meteorite to get an idea of its composition and what Mars may have been like 4.4 billion years ago. The meteorite’s mineral composition has revealed chemical signatures of oxidation that would’ve … Continue reading

American’s Next 777-300ER Destination Is… Orlando

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
File this under “interesting, not surprising, and a sign of the times.” American will fly 4x daily 777s to Orlando Understandably American Airlines is flying a lot of wide body aircraft on domestic routes right now, given international travel restrictions and the way that demand has shifted. We’ve mostly seen American fly 777s and 787s between hubs and to Hawaii , though the 777 is getting a new

How to Reshape Stretched-Out Jeans

73Lifehacker / 7h
Though a lot of us have been living in various bottoms with elastic waistbands for the past seven months, there will always be a place in our hearts and closets for jeans. And while a lot of jeans now come with some built-in stretch, if you’re a fan of more traditional denim—you know, the kind you have to work at to… Read more...

How to Get the HTC Sense Weather & Clock Widget on Android

36How-To Geek / 7h
The Android operating system has produced some iconic designs. One of the most notable of the early Android days was the HTC Sense Weather & Clock widget. If you remember this classic widget fondly, you can use it today on your Android smartphone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Moto G 5G leaks suggest another budget 5G Motorola handset is on the way

41TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
We've already seen the Moto G 5G Plus, and it looks as though the non-Plus version will be out soon.

John Mulaney's laugh-filled 'SNL' monologue is a balm on our election anxiety

67Mashable / 7h
The best Saturday Night Live monologues are the ones delivered by actual stand-up comics, for reasons that should be obvious. Host John Mulaney brought a tight, hilarious 10-minute set to his latest SNL gig. He touched on everything from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pandemic press briefings (Mulaney's favorite quarantine TV series) to the imminent 2020 election ("an elderly man contest") to his o

November has some treats in store for astronomy fans

SlashGear / 7h
October has come and gone, and the spookiest month of the year offered some spectacular sites for skywatchers. Last night on Halloween, anyone who looked to the sky would notice the full moon, which was a Blue Moon, and the first in decades on Halloween. October also had an impressive meteor shower that had people outside looking to the heavens. … Continue reading

Fender's New Strat Is One of the Best Since 1954

100+Wired / 7h
This American-made electric guitar will make its namesake proud.

Beware a New Google Drive Scam Landing in Inboxes

500+Wired / 7h
Scammers are luring people into Google Docs in an attempt to get them to visit potentially malicious websites.

After 20 years of service, the Space Station flies into an uncertain future

Space Station 20 Years
500+Ars Technica / 7h
Enlarge / The essentially complete International Space Station in 2010, as seen by space shuttle Atlantis. (credit: NASA) The Cold War had been concluded for less than a decade when NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd and two Russian cosmonauts, Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko, crammed themselves into a Soyuz spacecraft and blasted into orbit on Halloween, 20 years ago. Two days later their small spac

T-Mobile TVision review: Still waiting for the perfect replacement for cable

79Mashable / 7h
As if there weren't already enough ways to pay for linear television, T-Mobile is busting through the wall to join the party. The latest service offering from the so-called "Un-Carrier" is TVision, a streaming linear TV alternative along the lines of YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, and Fubo. While those other services have arguably gone astray with incessant price hikes after lofty early promises,

Use This 'Election Distractor' to Deal With Your Nervous Energy

100+Lifehacker / 7h
Two days from now, it’ll be Election Day. With so many people voting early—both in person and by mail—it’s unclear what Tuesday will look like at the polls, but whether you’re standing in line or not, you may find yourself dealing with a lot of nervous energy. To help with that, the New York Times has put together an… Read more...

Anker's PowerPort III Charger is a Great Travel Buddy (If I Ever Travel Again)

How-To Geek / 7h
There’s not much to say in a review about Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers. They either work or they don’t. This one does, but it comes with a few extra bells and whistles. The Anker PowerPort III offers 60 watts of charging across two USB-C ports, but it also comes with three swappable outlet adapters: US, UK, and Europe. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Use Spoiler Tags to Hide Messages and Images on Discord

How-To Geek / 7h
Discord is great for catching up with friends in like-minded community servers, but that doesn’t mean every message you send is suitable for everyone. Fortunately, you can use spoiler tags to initially hide certain messages. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Accessories for Your New iPhone 12

28How-To Geek / 7h
If you’re planning on upgrading to one of the new iPhone 12 models, you’ll probably want to pick up a few accessories for it as well. We found all kinds of fun accessories, like stylish phone cases and detachable photo lenses, as well as a few necessary but less exciting things, like a screen protector and battery bank. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

From boarding assignments to pretzels: What to expect on your next Southwest Airlines flight

93The Points Guy / 7h
For the first time since mid-March, the U.S. has passed that much-anticipated date when more than 1 million travelers flew in a single day . That’s still less than half the normal rate of daily flyers, but it’s progress for an industry that was almost entirely shut down — even though many would-be travelers that still haven’t packed their carry-on bag or printed a boarding pass since the pandemic

Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti GPU could be unleashed on November 17

34TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
This could be Nvidia’s chance to return fire on AMD following the huge splash made by the RX 6000 series reveal.

Here’s why I’m finally upgrading my laptop on Black Friday

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
After years of clinging to my Asus Zenbook, I can’t avoid upgrading any longer – and Black Friday is simply the best time to do it.

Playdate mini console with hand crank hit with pandemic delay

SlashGear / 8h
Panic’s handheld console with a physical hand crank has been delayed until 2021 because of issues caused by the pandemic. The company reassures interested future buyers that it is nearly finished with the device and that the product will still ultimately hit the market, but it seems a few extra months are necessary to hit its goals. The Panic Playdate … Continue reading

John Mulaney's pandemic-era NYC musical on 'SNL' is hilariously nasty

100+Mashable / 8h
It starts with dirty underwear. John Mulaney's fourth time hosting Saturday Night Live brought yet another exceptional sketch filled with Broadway musical parodies coated in the grimy nastiness of New York City's underbelly. This one opens in a Times Square gift shop, with the recurring sketch's now-regular customers Chris Redd and Pete Davidson doing a little pandemic-era shopping. What starts a

Sunset for the Triple Seven: Inside the last flight of Delta’s Boeing 777

100+The Points Guy / 8h
To a casual observer in the cabin, Delta Air Lines flight 8777 from New York to Los Angeles on Saturday might have looked like a run of the mill hop from coast to coast, one of many crisscrossing the country every day. But at a closer look, it would have become clear that this was not a normal coast-to-coast flight like we used to have before the pandemic. All the middle seats, blocked by Delta’s

Jim Carrey kicked off 'SNL' with an election-themed re-write of 'The Raven'

100+Mashable / 8h
This is it. The last Saturday Night Live before the 2020 U.S. election comes to an end. Who will win? Will we all lose? Jim Carrey's take on Joe Biden is feeling hopeful, but in a spooky way. This cold open sketch serves up some light reading, with Carrey delivering a re-written version of Edgar Allen Poe's classic poem, "The Raven." Except instead of a croaking raven and a lost Lenore, we get...

Add a Bidet Attachment to Your Toilet For Only $29 Or Upgrade to a Heated Bidet Seat With Extra Features for $194

45Gizmodo / 8h
Total Vision Self-Cleaning Bidet Attachment | $29 | MorningSave Read more...

How The Conspiracy Theory Explanation Of Covid-19 Begins At An Airport

View from the Wing / 8h
Last week's Airlines Confidential podcast was recorded at the Boyd International Aviation Forecast Summit, and Mike Boyd was on briefly and dropped - almost as an aside - "one little thing drops out of a lab in Wuhan.." and aviation is upended. I'd walk through the 'conspiracy theory' of the virus, not just because of what SARS-CoV-2 has done to aviation (since it's done even more to human lives)

It's 2020. Why Do Printers Still Suck?

400+Wired / 9h
Decades of dealing with paper jams and overpriced ink cartridges are an effective recipe for high blood pressure.

Deep Neural Networks Are Helping Decipher How Brains Work

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Neuroscientists are finding that deep-learning networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” can be good models for the organization of living brains.

Eta forms, tying Atlantic record for most tropical systems in a season

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Enlarge / Tropical Storm Eta's satellite appearance on Sunday morning, Nov. 1. Late on Saturday night, the National Hurricane Center upgraded a tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea to become Tropical Storm Eta. This is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and ties 2005 for the most tropical storms and hurricanes to be recorded in a single season. The Atlantic "basin" co

New York Adds Double Testing & Quarantine Requirement For Travelers

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the most stringent testing requirement of any US state, which will kick in shortly. New York’s previous 14-day quarantine policy First for some context, in June New York rolled out a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those arriving from select states. The idea was that those arriving from states with higher infection rates would need to quarantine, and t

Nissan Sunny 2020: this isn’t the car you learned how to drive in

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The Nissan Sunny has always been a straightforward vehicle for getting from one point to the other, but now packs an impressive amount of tech for its price point.

Joe Biden campaign launches its own Fortnite island days before election

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The Joe Biden presidential election campaign has expanded its video game presence with a new island in hit video game Fortnite. The island is located in Reboot City and features a solo adventure that revolves around the candidates and voting. The new Fortnite map joins a previous marketing effort in Animal Crossing: New Horizon. The pandemic has forced politicians to … Continue reading

Did The Mandalorian season 2 just set up a Star Wars TV spin-off with Cobb Vanth?

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We want to see the Cobb Vanth TV show on Disney Plus.

Why It Matters Which Charger You Use for Your Phone

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Not all charging cables, bricks, and pads are made equally, especially when it comes to the long-term health of your battery.

How to get paid for hosting Zoom and Facebook classes

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Before the pandemic hit, people used to go to fitness and cooking classes in person . Nowadays, such contact is unfathomable, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t still host classes and make money. Thanks to a new feature on Facebook — and also on Zoom — anyone can offer their services virtually and charge admission. How to host a class on Zoom or Facebook Zoom isn't just for video chatting with fr

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus vs Galaxy Tab S7: which Android tablet is best for you?

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There are some small yet stark differences between Samsung’s latest tablets, so here’s how to decide which one is for you.

UK Bans All Leisure Travel With Latest Lockdown

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As we see a rise in coronavirus cases in Europe, several countries are introducing new lockdowns. Germany announced a lockdown a few days ago, and now England is rolling out a similar initiative , which has some serious implications for travel. England bans non-essential travel England’s new lockdown is expected to last from November 5 through December 2, 2020. The details were revealed yesterday

Confused which iPhone 12 to buy – here’s the best option

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The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are available since October 23. If you are still wondering which of these is for you – it’s just natural to be in the fix. The two look so similar on the front – same sized displays, resembling front cameras, and almost alike form factor. It’s only when you flip them over … Continue reading

Xiaomi could be next in line to show off a foldable phone

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Xiaomi's latest software update mentions a folding device with the codename Cetus, and it could be out soon.

Should I buy an outdoor TV?

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If you’re setting up an outdoor entertainment area, then it may be worth considering an outdoor TV. But are they actually worth buying?

Get 24 top-tier training courses on Excel and data analytics for just $69

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TL;DR: Tackle any work data with the Premium 2021 Microsoft Excel and Data Certification bundle for $69, a 97% savings as of Nov. 1. Just about every type of business and industry needs someone on the team who can manage and analyze mounds of data. Sure, it sounds fancy. But why couldn't that person be you? The fact is that data analytics skills can help you in any business role or industry, but

15 home security camera sales to take advantage of ahead of Black Friday

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Even if your WFH days are over, you're likely still ordering everything online. Food? Order delivery. Groceries? Order delivery. Heck, we even order our booze online now. To make sure none of your packages go missing, it's about time you invest in a home security system. If that sounds expensive, know that it's actually a lot more affordable than you think. Ahead of any Black Friday or Cyber Mond

Brew coffee and espresso at home with a Starbucks Verismo on sale

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TL;DR: Make your favorite Starbucks drinks at home with the Starbucks Verismo System for only $133.99, a 33% savings as of Nov. 1. A fancy cup of coffee at Starbucks can cost a lot. If you go every single day, you could be spending hundreds a year on your morning brew, and that's assuming you can say no to the pastries. (Tell us your secret.) No matter how satisfying it may be, it might be nice t

32 sleep-related products to help get you through the time change

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If you're finding it difficult to relax lately, you're not alone. And the end of daylight savings time likely won't make that any easier. We've rounded up over 30 products, from sheets to gadgets to pillows to subscription services, to help you get more — and better — sleep. All are on sale as of Nov. 1. Sheets 4-Piece Classic Queen Sheet Set This four-piece classic sheet set is made of microfibe

Shop these incredible deals on desktop computers from Dell, HP, and more

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Sure, your laptop gets the job done for most of your computer needs. Even your smartphone or tablet can perform many of your basic daily tasks. But when you're staring at a tiny screen all day long while working from home , it can really mangle your spine, put strain on your eyes, and cause a bunch of other not-so-fun feelings. But many desktop computers cost an arm and a leg these days, so most

Everything you need to know about Black Friday 2020

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Unlearn everything you *thought* you knew about Black Friday. The 2020 shopping season has a mind of its own. Ever since it was announced that Prime Day would take up two days in mid-October instead of mid-July, retailers have pretty much said "screw it, all of November is Black Friday now." As one could assume, sales at brick-and-mortar stores haven't been at their best since the first lockdown

How I talk to the victims of conspiracy theories

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The BBC's specialist disinformation reporter explains how to help people who've fallen down the rabbit hole.

Robot Bores: AI-powered awkward first date

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Two chatbots meet and put the world to rights online in battle to see who is most human-like.

Meng Wanzhou: Questions over Huawei executive’s arrest as legal battle continues

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More details emerge as a legal battle over the extradition of Meng Wanzhou continues in Canada.

Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide

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Update : This is a reminder that it’s a new calendar month, so if you’re like me and have to manually make payments to take advantage of these Amex cell phone & streaming benefits across multiple cards, you can now do so for November. Also check out this handy Amex credit & benefit tracker .