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Netflix Won't Work on Any Nintendo Consoles After June 30 (Unless It Comes to the Switch)

500+How-To Geek / 4h
Ten years ago, Netflix reported that 25% of its subscribers stream shows and movies on the Nintendo Wii. But the companies’ decade-long relationship could come to an end this year. According to a Nintendo support page, Netflix will stop working on the Wii U and 3DS after June 30, and the Nintendo Switch still lacks a dedicated Netflix app. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

All black PS5 orders have been cancelled after team received 'threats to their safety'

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The custom PS2-themed PS5 console from SUP3R5 went on sale on January 8, but all orders have now been cancelled.

Indonesian 737-500 disappears with more than 60 people onboard

90The Points Guy / 5h
Americans are waking up to the news of another presumed Boeing 737 crash, during a domestic flight between Jakarta and Pontianak in Indonesia. Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 was reported to be carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members. The aircraft lost radar contact around 2:40 p.m. local time, or 2:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The flight was operated by a previous-generation Boeing 737-500 — not the pl

Amex Blue Business Plus Card Review (2021)

43One Mile at a Time / 21min
The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express 2x points on up to $50k then 1x no annual fee access to Amex Offers Annual Fee: No annual fee | See Rates & Fees | Terms Apply. Apply Now Back in the day you’d only earn one point per dollar spent on credit cards. Then we saw some cards introduce up to 1.5x points per dollar spent. Then in 2017 a card was introduced that offers a full 2x t

Alexa ‘Tell me when’ offers dynamic reminders for the absent-minded

SlashGear / 46min
If you relying on smart devices to help keep your life organized, Amazon’s new Alexa feature ‘Tell me when’ will quickly prove useful. The feature was added as part of Alexa’s December 2020 update, adding the ability to get ‘dynamic, event-based reminders’ for upcoming moments, including everything from future emails you anticipate getting to reminders for when your favorite show … Continue readi

These Synbiotic Supplements Provide Advanced Support for Your Gut Health

Futurism / 52min
Every year at this time, people resolve to do all sorts of things that they believe will have a positive impact on their health . Unfortunately, most of these things involve a lot of willpower, supplies of which start to run pretty low after six-to-eight weeks. But luckily, not everything requires willpower. If you’re interested in supporting gut health, and realizing all the potential health ben

Rams vs Seahawks live stream: how to watch NFL Wild Card playoffs online anywhere

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It's winner takes all in today's NFC Wild card clash - here's how to get a Rams vs Seahawks live stream and watch the NFL playoffs online.

Senator asks social networks, carriers to preserve evidence from Capitol riot

200+Engadget / 1h
Tech companies are under pressure to support officials investigating the Capitol Hill riot . Senator Mark Warner of Virginia has sent letters to eleven tech companies urging them to preserve evidence linked to the mob that invaded the House and Senate. Most of them are social networks including Facebook, Gab , Parler , Signal, Telegram and Twitter. The requests also went out to Apple, Google as w

Woman Found In Ceiling Of Hotel, And An 18 Inch Hole In Her Room That Led To Another Guest Room

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 ...

Catch a Rare Three-Planet Conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn All Weekend

100+Lifehacker / 1h
After spending the week glued to the TV and our devices, we could all use a break from screens. Fortunately the night sky has a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment lined up for us, in the form of a rare three-planet conjunction featuring Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The last time this particular combination… Read more...

Wow, scientists discovered dwarf giraffes

32Mashable / 1h
The wild teems with the unknown . Researchers have identified two dwarf giraffes, the first such animals known to science. During routine surveys of endangered , troubled giraffe populations by the conservation group Giraffe Conservation Foundation, biologists found the two curious ungulates, one in Namibia and the other in Uganda. In research recently published in the journal BMC Research Notes

Qatar Airways Resuming Saudi Arabia Flights

56One Mile at a Time / 1h
A few days ago the Gulf blockade came to an end , meaning Qatar is restoring diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain. On the aviation front, this means that Qatar Airways can once again use airspace of these countries (decreasing flight time of many routes significantly), and it also means that Qatar Airways can once again resume flights to Gulf blocka

Early WandaVision Impressions Suggest the Marvel Series Is as Good as It Is Weird

200+Gizmodo / 1h
Critics have seen the first three episodes of WandaVision , the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ series starring Scarlet Witch and the Vision as they take on their greatest challenge yet: the sitcom. Which means we’ve got impressions. Read more...

US agency warns loose batteries used in many vapes may be deadly

22SlashGear / 1h
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a new safety advisory warning consumers to avoid loose 18650 lithium-ion batteries, stating that these loose cells are at risk of thermal runaway and explosion — something that could cause fires, injuries, and possibly even death. Among other things, these batteries are often used in certain kinds of vapes. The issue, according … Continue re

Alexa's 'tell me when' command sets reminders for upcoming events

58Engadget / 1h
Amazon is making it easier to remember an event you don’t want to miss. The Verge reports that Amazon has quietly introduced a hinted-at “tell me when” Alexa command that not only answers your question about an event, but sets a reminder when that event happens. If you ask Alexa to “tell me when the Super Bowl is,” your Echo or a similar device will both answer the question (February 7th, 2021, f

'WandaVision' first reactions are looking good ahead of the Disney+ premiere

21Mashable / 2h
After a year without any development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2021 is poised to deliver and the first one up is WandaVision . The Disney+ series follows Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch in the comics, and Paul Bettany's the Vision, who you might remember is extremely dead after Avengers: Infinity War . The upcoming series finds the two of them living an idyllic sma

Ford and FCA forced to idle plants due to semiconductor shortage

SlashGear / 2h
A new report is making the rounds that Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been forced to idle some production facilities due to a shortage of semiconductors. Ford has idled the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for a week, with plant managers taking a down period from later in the year to compensate. Meanwhile, FCA has idled its Brampton facility … Continue reading

Find the Ideal Color Palette for Your Skin Tone, Hair Color and Eye Color With This Tool

32Lifehacker / 2h
One of the biggest challenges of shopping for clothing online—other than the arbitrary sizing—is figuring out if a certain color is going to look good on you. Sure, you probably have one or two go-to colors: shades that people have told you look good on you. And that’s great! (Although we should note that relying on… Read more...

Gotham Knights has a combat system designed with co-op in mind

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The next Batman game, Gotham Knights, has a combat system that’s been created with co-op in mind.

Alaska Visa 65,000 Mile Offer (Plus Companion Ticket)

21View from the Wing / 2h
Bank of American is offering 65,000 miles for a new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature: 40,000 after $2000 spend within 3 months, and 25,000 more miles after $8000 total spend within 6 months. This is the biggest offer I’ve ever seen for an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan card. There's also now a 50,000 mile offer with lower spend required. Continue reading ...

Jordan Aviation could launch US flights with a former Emirates plane

The Points Guy / 2h
Here’s a fun bit of aviation geekery for a Saturday afternoon: As One Mile at a Time reports, a small Jordanian carrier, Jordan Aviation — not to be confused with Oneworld member Royal Jordanian — has filed for a foreign air carrier permit with the U.S. Department of Transportation. It’s a bit too early in the process for this to generate any real excitement, but one element, in particular, has m

SpaceX’s first launch in 2021 put a Turkish satellite into orbit

SlashGear / 2h
SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral to put a Turkish communications satellite in space this week. The launch marked the first of 2021 and the first of more than 40 Falcon rocket missions scheduled for 2021. All of those missions will be launched from Florida and California. The heavy pace of rocket launches scheduled for 2021 … Continue reading

EV automaker Nio unveils a luxury sedan to compete with the Model S

100+Engadget / 3h
During its fourth annual Nio Day on Saturday — amidst performances by composer Shi Lei Chang and musician Wang Feng — the Chinese automaker revealed its latest EV model, the ET7 sedan. Nio Days have become de facto launch events for the company. At the first one in 2017, Nio unveiled its first production model, the ES8 EV SUV, followed by the ES6 longer-range EV SUV at the 2019 event as well as t

Chase Ink Business Unlimited Card Review (2021)

65One Mile at a Time / 3h
Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card 1.5% cash back on all purchases car rental damage insurance combine points with Ultimate Rewards cards Annual Fee: $0 Apply Now A majority of businesses leave a lot of rewards on the table by not using the right credit card. In this post, I wanted to take an in-depth look at the Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card , which is in my opinion the single most compel

You can now add select Chase business cards to Apple Pay

The Points Guy / 3h
Paying with cash feels plain icky during the pandemic, and even pulling out a credit card and sliding it into the reader seems like something to avoid in 2021. Instead, I’ve been focusing on cards that offer tap-to-pay — or, ideally, support for a digital wallet. Most of my cards support Apple Pay, but there have been some glaring omissions — namely, Chase’s business cards, including the Ink Busi

7-time 'Tetris' world champ Jonas Neubauer passes away

200+Engadget / 3h
Jonas Neubauer, which Vice once called the “greatest Tetris player in the world,” has passed away. His camp has announced his passing from a “sudden medical emergency” on January 4th through his Twitter account, promising more details when they become available. Neubauer helped popularize Tetris as an esport and won the Classic Tetris World Championship seven times, including its inaugural year b

Gaming laptop deals at Best Buy feature huge $300 price cuts on RTX machines this weekend

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Best Buy's latest 3-day sale has some great gaming laptop deals to check out, including $300 price cuts on RTX equipped machines.

Hong Kong Website Doxxing Police Gets Blocked, Raising Censorship Fears

200+NYT > Technology / 3h
Users of major mobile carriers can no longer access a service that detailed the personal information of police officers, a possible sign that the city is turning to tactics used in mainland China.

NASA extends science missions for Juno and InSight

SlashGear / 3h
NASA has announced that it is extending the missions for a pair of spacecraft after an external review of their scientific productivity. The missions are Juno and InSight, both of which have increased the understanding of the solar system and resulted in scientists asking new sets of diverse questions. NASA says that an independent review panel comprised of experts with … Continue reading

Marvel's Moon Knight Series Has 2 New Directors

70Gizmodo / 3h
Oscar Isaac is attached to star in Disney’ s upcoming Moon Knight series. Now, the project has added two additional directors to its lineup. A TV show usually needs more than one, you know. Read more...

American Airlines Confronts Passenger At The Airport, Sends Them $1000 Bill For Ticketing Abuses

20View from the Wing / 3h
American Airlines confronted a reader over throwaway ticketing when he arrived at the airport. He was told that he had better fly all of the segments in his itinerary that day, and that American would be watching. Instead, the reader got off of his flight to Philadelphia and went home, never taking the last flight on his reservation. As promised, American flagged him, suspended his account - and

ICYMI: We take a listen to Apple's AirPods Max

47Engadget / 3h
It’s been a busy few weeks here at Engadget. In addition to celebrating the holidays, ringing in the New Year and prepping for next week's virtual CES, we’ve kept reviewing all the new gadgets and components that we can get our hands on. We start off with the long-awaited Apple AirPods Max headphones and, more recently, the Amazon Echo Frames which are now finally available. We also checked out S

Kohler's smart home upgrades include a mood-setting bath

62Engadget / 3h
Kohler is no stranger to smart bathroom tech , but it’s clearly adapting its products to deal with a pandemic-struck world. The company has introduced several new devices headlined by the Stillness Bath, a tech-enhanced tub inspired by Japanese forest bathing meant to serve as a refuge from a very stressful world. On top of the water filling from the bottom and spilling into a wooden moat, there’

Scientists say the Earth is spinning faster after decades of slowing

20SlashGear / 4h
Time is one thing that is seen as a constant. There are always 24 hours in a day, give or take a few fractions of a second. Despite seeing time as a constant, the length of days does vary slightly. That is is the reason we have a leap year every four years. Scientists recently announced something very interesting. Days … Continue reading

Who is underpricing Roblox?

99TechCrunch / 4h
Hello and welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We’re back on this lovely Saturday with a bonus episode! The normal crew assembled, including Alex , Natasha , Danny, and Chris, to chatter about a chunk of creator and gamer news. And some big numbers, the sorts that we always find fun to chat about. A sneak peek at

5 Things Elon Musk Could Do Now That He’s the World’s Richest Person

1KFuturism / 4h
Congratulations are in order for Elon Musk, who as of Thursday is the wealthiest person on the planet , with a net worth of around $188.5 billion. On Thursday, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted that he was open to suggestions for what to do with his immense wealth, especially “ways to donate money that really make a difference.” So we came up with some ideas for how to spend Musk’s money for the b

How to Quickly Open Apps in Split View from Search on iPad

How-To Geek / 4h
Split View on iPad is great when you want to run two apps side-by-side. But adding a second app can be convoluted unless you’re using the tablet with a keyboard. Here’s how to quickly open iPad apps in Split View from search using a keyboard. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card Review (2021)

43One Mile at a Time / 4h
Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card 3x points at U.S. supermarkets 2x points at gas stations 50% bonus for 30+ monthly transactions Annual Fee: $95 | The card details for the Amex EveryDay Preferred have been collected independently by OMAAT and have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer. Apply Now While American Express has refreshed much of its card portfolio in the past couple of y

Colts vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL playoffs online from anywhere now

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Here's how to get a Colts vs Bills live stream today and watch the NFL playoffs online right now, with Wild Card action under way in Buffalo.

Save over $400 as Surface Pro deals drop to lowest prices yet

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These Surface Pro deals are dropping the price of the premium tablet and the Type Cover keyboard down to their cheapest positions yet.

Honda shows off its slick concepts for the 2021 Tokyo Auto

SlashGear / 4h
One of the coolest things about the annual Tokyo Auto Salon are the slick concept cars that manufacturers show off at the event. For 2021, the Tokyo Auto Salon is a fully digital event but that hasn’t stopped the cool cars from being unveiled. Honda is showing off a pair of highly customized vehicles, including a customized Fit and an … Continue reading

Massive fraud campaign sees millions vanish from online bank accounts

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Hackers combined a range of sophisticated techniques to siphon millions from online banking accounts.

Valorant's next agent is a duelist that can slip into another dimension

46Engadget / 4h
Another Valorant update is on the way, introducing a new playable character and battle pass. The headline addition is Yoru, an ‘infiltrating duelist that can sneak around and create “fakeouts” that convince the enemy they’re attacking from a specific location. His abilities include Gatecrash (E), which lets you send out a ‘rift tether’ and then teleport to its location, and Blindside (Q), a flash

SpaceX will splash down a Dragon Capsule filled with science experiments

21SlashGear / 4h
SpaceX has a unique cargo Dragon spacecraft returning to Earth after its 21st commercial resupply services mission for NASA. The modified Dragon capsule will depart the ISS and splashdown off the coast of Florida about 12 hours later. This marks the first time a Dragon capsule will splashdown off the coast of Florida. This particular capsule is bringing significantly more … Continue reading

Brilliant Hubble images show colliding galaxies

100+Mashable / 4h
When galaxies collide, they appear distorted and strange. This week, astronomers working on the NASA and European Space Agency's legendary Hubble Space Telescope posted six images of vivid galactic mergers. You can see them below. "It is during rare merging events that galaxies undergo dramatic changes in their appearance and in their stellar content," the Hubble program wrote in a statement. "Th

How to Set Up Customizable Motion Zones on Ring Security Cameras

How-To Geek / 5h
Amazon has made it easier to only get the motion notifications you want from your Ring cameras with customizable motion zones. While they’ve always had motion-detecting capabilities, these zones will help you only monitor the areas most important to you. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

United Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs) , allowing airlines to no longer accommodate ESAs if they don’t want to. Alaska Airlines , American Airlines , and Delta Air Lines , have all already announced plans to ban ESAs. United Airlines is the latest carrier to update its policy. The airline didn’t even put out a p

What American Airlines Leadership Is Telling Employees About 2020 – And Looking Forward To 2021

View from the Wing / 5h
The American Airlines C-Suite sent a letter to the airline's employees looking back at 2020 and looking forward to recovery in 2021. It went out under the signatures of Doug Parker (CEO), Robert Isom (President), Elise Eberwein (EVP, HR and Communications), Derek Johnson (CFO), Maya Leibman (CIO), and Stephen Johnson (Government Affairs). Continue reading ...

Great News: World Of Hyatt Posting Bonus Elite Nights Early

100+One Mile at a Time / 6h
Update : Reader reports suggest that at this point World of Hyatt has posted most bonus elite nights from 2020, so check your accounts. This is being done in batches, so don’t be worried if bonus elite nights haven’t posted yet. If you don’t want to religiously check your account, just keep an eye on your email — Hyatt sends you an email instantly when you qualify for a new status level or a new

These are the best times to visit Florida

The Points Guy / 6h
Florida: It may be a quirky place (just Google “Florida man” and you’ll see what we mean) but it’s also one of the most popular vacation destinations in America. Why? There are so many reasons. First of all, the state is beautiful with incredible coastlines and beaches , rivers and springs, maritime forests and Everglades National Park. If you want to get away from it all, Florida can help. But t

How to Save and Download Apple Fitness+ Workouts

How-To Geek / 6h
Apple Fitness+ has a lot of different workouts from more than 20 different trainers. If you find one you love, it’s probably a good idea to save it so you can do it again later without digging through the app. You can also download workouts for when you’re traveling or just don’t have an internet connection. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

CES 2021 is still a thing, and it's going to be huge for PC gaming

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CES 2021 might be all-online this year, but PC gamers could be in for a few treats.

Apple Fitness Plus vs Peloton: choose the right workout subscription service for you

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Subscription services offer a great way to get fit if you put in the work – but which should you pick?

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: what we want to see

24TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 could be one of the best wearables of 2021.

What Would It Take to Run a City on 100 Percent Clean Energy?

200+Wired / 6h
Most claims of running on “clean” electricity come with caveats, and many technologies required for round-the-clock renewable energy aren’t quite ready yet.

Which Android Phones Have Wireless Charging?

59How-To Geek / 6h
Every new iPhone has wireless charging, but it can be hard to tell which Android phones come with this handy feature. Brands such as Samsung, Google, and Sony generally support it on their flagship phones. OnePlus is the oddball out as it supports wireless charging on precisely one phone: the OnePlus 8 Pro (at least for now). Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Meteorites From the Beginning of the Solar System May Have Carried Water Quite Recently

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Meteorites that formed in the earliest days of the solar system may contain liquid water, according to new research, lending credence to the theory that meteorites brought water and other precursors for life to our planet billions of years ago. Read more...

Get Paid to Ditch All Screens in a Secluded Airbnb for 72 Hours

100+Lifehacker / 6h
If your new year’s resolution was to cut down on your screen time—how’s that working out for you? It’s barely a week old, and 2021 has already been a nonstop stream of major news events demanding our attention and the constant refreshing of our news feeds. Read more...

How to Put Your Xbox Controller Into Pairing Mode

How-To Geek / 6h
Did you know you can use your Xbox controller with a PC, Mac, smartphone, and more? Microsoft’s controllers work wirelessly with a range of additional devices—no cables required. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Study finds it only takes a bit of junk food to spoil a healthy diet

SlashGear / 6h
Healthy diets come with a variety of potential benefits, including everything from less brain fog to a lower risk of developing certain diseases and chronic conditions. If you generally eat healthily but occasionally indulge in some junk food, you may be sabotaging the benefits you’d otherwise get from your healthy diet, according to a new study from Rush University Medical … Continue reading

San Juan for the day: What to do while your cruise is in port

The Points Guy / 7h
Colonial history, splendid natural beauty and trendy nightlife make San Juan a must-visit Caribbean port of call. In fact, it’s a staple on Eastern and Southern Caribbean departures sailing round-trip from Florida ports such as PortMiami , Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades and Port Canaveral near Orlando. San Juan attracts ships from across cruising’s various categories, due in large part to its

Nottinghamshire YouTuber fails to cross US in mobility scooter

200+BBC News - Technology / 7h
Worksop-based Tom Stanniland vows to return to the US after his scooter was confiscated by police.

What is Elon Musk's Starship?

1KBBC News - Technology / 7h
Elon Musk's company SpaceX is building a vehicle that could transform space travel.

iPhone 13 tipped to have a smaller notch and a thicker design

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According to Apple suppliers, there are only going to be small design changes to the iPhone this year.

How to Turn Off Read Receipts in Signal (or Turn Them On)

How-To Geek / 7h
With a focus on privacy, you might not want those you’re communicating with on Signal to know you’ve looked at their text message. Fortunately, you can turn off read receipts and disable the indicator that shows that you have seen their communication. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Best Games to Play if You Still Can't Play 'Cyberpunk 2077'

400+How-To Geek / 7h
Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of last year, and it was finally released, only to greet players with a ton of technical issues. From poor optimization on the PC version to consoles like the PlayStation 4 just not being able to run it, there may be a lot of obstacles stopping you from enjoying this game. But that’s fine, because there are other games you could be playing that

Drown Out a Chaotic News Cycle for a Minute With Your Favorite Shows on This $400 Westinghouse 65-Inch Roku TV

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Westinghouse 65" LED 4K Roku TV | $400 | Best Buy Read more...

Sriwijaya Air 737 Goes Missing In Indonesia

200+One Mile at a Time / 7h
Note : This is a breaking story, and I’ll update the post as we learn more. Refresh to find out the latest details. This is simply tragic… Radar contact lost with Sriwijaya Air flight 182 Sriwijaya Air SJ182 was scheduled to operate the ~450 mile flight from Jakarta (CGK) to Pontianak (PNK) today. The flight was operated by a Boeing 737-500 with the registration code PK-CLC , which was a 27 year

Amazon's Fitness Tracker Teaches You How to Be Nicer (Kinda)

100+Wired / 7h
The Halo is one quirky wearable. But its biofeedback can help your relationships … up to a certain point.

The Mystery of the World’s Loneliest Penguins

300+Wired / 7h
A small group of king penguins have appeared on Martillo Island in Argentina. How they got there, and whether they will stay, is unknown.

Diane de Poitiers (9 January 1500 – 25 April 1566) French...

Music, Arts & Literature / 7h
Diane de Poitiers (9 January 1500 – 25 April 1566) French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and Henry II. She wielded much influence and power at the French court as King Henry’s chief mistress. She continued in this role until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident. During that tournament his lance wore her favour (ribbon), rather than his wife’s.

The 10 Busiest Airline Routes In The U.S. And The World Right Now

View from the Wing / 7h
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 ...

How to stop wasting time scrolling and start finding joy in play

300+Mashable / 7h
The epiphany came mid-pillow fight. I'd just let my 6-year-old daughter whack me and as I fell to the ground, mimicking a body blow worthy of any GLOW episode, I realized I hadn't been playing enough with my kids. Somewhere between Christmas and New Year's, when my husband and I weren't scrambling to meet deadlines while caring for our older daughter and her 15-month-old sister, we found ourselve

The 20 most useful free iPhone apps, according to Reddit

200+Mashable / 7h
Redditors are providing an online public service by recommending extremely helpful iOS apps that are absolutely free. There are adventure apps, sleep apps , education apps , sleep apps, mental health apps , food apps , sleeeep apppppps . Yeah, you get the point. Check out our compilation of the best free iPhone apps that Redditors love. 1 AllTrails AllTrails is a handy guide for adventurers looki

The signature Shonda Rhimes move you may have missed in 'Bridgerton'

100+Mashable / 7h
Bridgerton doesn't really seem like a Shonda Rhimes show at first. The inaugural title in Rhimes’ multi-series deal with Netflix, the uber popular period drama is a considerable change of pace from Shondland shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. With nary a sexy lawyer or dreamy doctor in sight , Bridgerton forgoes a high-stakes workplace setting to instead adapt a

Everything you should know about community fridges, from volunteering to starting your own

100+Mashable / 7h
Have you spotted an old fridge on your block, possibly painted in bright colors and surrounded by frequent visitors? You've probably stumbled upon your local community-generated food-sharing program, also known as a community fridge. Community fridges offer free food — from fresh produce to home-cooked meals — along with sanitary products and other health-related supplies to communities in need,

Epic will address Fortnite ‘pay-to-win’ skin controversy

SlashGear / 8h
Epic has responded to player complaints about all-black Fortnite superhero skins that, some players say, is akin to ‘pay to win.’ The reason is that these skins blend into dark, shadowy regions so well that they’re nearly impossible to perceive when shadows are turned on. Because console players can’t disable shadows, they’re at a disadvantage when playing with opponents using … Continue reading

How Long Would It Take for a 747 to Stop, Like in Tenet?

100+Wired / 8h
The airplane in the movie is stripped down and doesn't have all of its brakes installed, making the calculations even more fun.

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Home Goods, Tech, and TVs

93Wired / 8h
Start the new year right with a new Apple Watch Series 6 or a cast-iron skillet at a discounted price.

The Capitol Attack Doesn’t Justify Expanding Surveillance

1KWired / 8h
The security state that failed to keep DC safe doesn't need invasive technology to meet this moment—it needs more civilian oversight.

These iPhone 12 deals could be a better choice than the upcoming Samsung S21

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iPhone 12 deals are likely a cheaper option to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 while having high-end specs.

Windows 10 bug that forced a reboot – giving you just a minute to save your work – is now fixed

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Affected users are told that their PC will automatically restart in a minute – and to save all their work quickly.

What to expect from the first-ever virtual CES

200+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Subject/Object Manifest | Getty Images) Last year's CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, marked the last time for a long time many of us would be chatting face-to-face, exchanging invisible respiratory droplets, handling the same germy gadgets, and enjoying food and drinks in windowless restaurants. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic , the annual CES takes place entirely on our computer

How to Build Your Own Artificial Natural Light Window

100+How-To Geek / 9h
The sun sets depressingly early during certain times of the year, and this can have a big effect on your mood. What if you could control when the sun rises and sets with a fake natural light window? We’ll show you how to tackle this DIY project. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Samsung Galaxy S21 launch: five things we expect to see

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 phones are launching on January 14: here's what we expect to come out of the big event.

Notable trends coming out of CES 2021

20SlashGear / 9h
CES this year is switching out of its prominent home in Las Vegas right into your living room. It is unimaginable that the remote experience will make up – to even a certain degree – for the excitement of going hands-on with devices in a face-to-face event. But one thing is for sure: this will be a great opportunity for … Continue reading

DualSense controller hits lowest price ever in latest PS5 deals

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PS5 deals are dropping the DualSense controller down to its lowest price ever - but this offer will end this weekend.

Sony Airpeak drone release date, price, rumors and leaks

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A Sony drone is officially en route, but what can we expect from Sony Airpeak? Here's everything we know so far.

Spruce up your home gym with a versatile barbell set on sale

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TL;DR: Outfit your home gym with The Axle Bundle for $299, a 22% savings as of Jan. 9. 2020 wasn't a great year for gym rats. Sure, at-home videos and apps were an OK substitute for gyms and fitness classes, but building a serviceable home gym is hard — unless you have the right equipment. With the Axle Bundle , you'll be able to take your at-home workouts to a new level. This bundle includes a p

Get a lifetime subscription to a VPN for less than $40

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TL;DR: Stay safe on the internet with a lifetime subscription to BulletVPN for $38.99, a 92% savings as of Jan. 9. If you're ready to (finally) take steps to up your security online, BulletVPN is a great place to start. BulletVPN uses industry-standard encryption protocols to offer the fast internet speeds you crave and the protection you need. Even if you're using a public WiFi connection, you c

Want a cooling dock for your PS5? This one's 25% off.

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TL;DR: Keep your new PS5 from overheating with the PS5 DeUHD Multifunctional Cooling Dock , on sale for $43.95 — a 26% savings — as of Jan. 9. The PS5 is a hot ticket item — it's been flying off the shelves for months. When you secure one, you don't want it to literally get hot, too. A two-in-one vertical stand and cooling fan, the PS5 DeUHD Multifunctional Cooling Dock comes equipped with a dual

Upgrade your gear and save big on these refurbished Chromebooks, MacBooks, and iMacs

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Looking to upgrade your computer this year? Instead of checking out the latest releases and scratching your head at the exorbitant prices, you may want to look into refurbished options. They may not be in mint condition physically, but you can rest assured that they're good as new internally. Refurbished units on the market function as new devices, and any components that have been deemed subpar

These hoodies for kids double as stuffed animals — and they're on sale

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It’s hard to find something that appeals to both parents and kids. But these hoodies that turn into stuffed animals have managed to beat the odds and delight both. They’re called Cubcoats and they’ve become quite the house