Sunday, April 04, 2021

Technology News and More Early Sunday Edition

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Take a Model Train Ride in This Enthusiast's Detailed Video

100+How-To Geek / 1h
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to ride a train, you understand what I mean when I say there’s no other experience quite like it. Train enthusiast Jason Shron gets this, perhaps better than most. After all, he simulated a train ride on a model train in his basement, and the footage is amazing. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Make waking up more pleasant by using the Google Nest Hub as a sunrise alarm clock

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17min
Here’s everything you need to know about using your Google Nest Hub smart display as a sunrise alarm clock

Forthcoming Apple devices you need to know about

SlashGear / 11min
The ongoing pandemic has thrown everything including product launches in the tech industry off schedule. Apple has not escaped untouched either – its usual March event didn’t transpire and there is no official word on whether Apple is going to go ahead with an event in April. Even though it’s loudly advocated that the Cupertino giant will be announcing some … Continue reading

Save Your Fingers When You Need a Light With This Inverted Lighter

Futurism / 3min
While the days of the hearth being the main source of food, warmth, and light are fading into the past, fire is still useful, even in space . But your typical lighter hasn’t changed much since we set aside the flint and steel for butane and a spark. The Dissim inverted lighter — currently just $39.99, 16% off — is changing that and saving your fingers in the process. If you’ve ever tried to light

Everything wrong with the Nintendo Switch eShop

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 17min
The Nintendo Switch eShop wasn’t perfect at launch, but a lack of iteration means its search and discover functions can’t cope with the endless pipeline of new Switch games.

Hollywood must bear some blame for the rise of QAnon

Mashable / 20min
Stop me if you've seen this one before. There's a guy (it's almost always a guy) who lives on the fringes of society, perhaps in a basement with a computer. He believes in a conspiracy theory that sounds a little nutty to his friends and family. He's the butt of jokes, until one day he's targeted for assassination. Turns out the Deep State is after him, because the conspiracy theory wasn't so cra

What We're Watching: 'my mechanics' Restores Antique Tools and My Soul

33How-To Geek / 1h
Sometimes, I get on YouTube with a specific video or topic in mind. Other times, I leave things up to fate by clicking on tons of random videos and seeing all that YouTube has to offer me. The method isn’t always fruitful, but I recently struck gold when I stumbled upon a channel called my mechanics. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Treat yourself to a refurbished iPad Air for less than $200

28Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Get an iPad for cheap with this refurbished iPad Air bundle , on sale for $184.99 — a 62% savings — as of April 4. Shopping refurbished tech products can save you money and help cut down on electronic waste . The products may have been used in the past, but their parts have been overhauled to function perfectly well. If you’ve always wanted an iPad but don't want to pay full price, you can

Save over 40% on these Audio-Technica wireless headphones

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: As of April 4, save 42% on these refurbished Audio Technica Solid Bass wireless over-the-ear headphones — get them for just $74.99. If you're still detangling wires from your jacket pockets or backpack while you're walking — and missing precious listening time — listen up, because it's time to join the 21st century. If you need to level up your headphone game, you're probably also looking

Perfect your putt from home with these golf gadget deals

Mashable / 1h
Admit it: Your putt could be more precise. But a little more practice off the course could make a major difference the next time you get back on. We've got the golf gadget deals to help you out. Here are four tools on sale as of April 4, each designed to help you work on your putt. You know, so you can shave some strokes off your score next time you hit the course. Putt-A-Bout® Golf Putting Mat T

Keep your knives in shape with this Kickstarter-funded sharpener

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Ensure your kitchen knives are at peak performance with the Angle Pro Knife Sharpener , on sale for 64% off. As of April 4, grab it for only $69.99. Slicing and dicing with a dull knife isn’t the most efficient way to spend time in your kitchen. But all knives , even the fancy ones, require maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. Rather than paying to ship out your knives to professionals —

Power up 2 devices at once with this magnetic wireless charger on sale

Mashable / 1h
TL;DR: Keep your phone, Apple Watch, or AirPods charged up wherever you are with this Dual Magnetic Wireless Charger , on sale for 16% off. As of April 4, grab it for just $49.99. Fishing around for multiple cables whenever you need to charge your devices can be a chore. If you haven’t scooped up a wireless charging pad for yourself yet, you’re in luck. This wireless charger can fold up and fit i

We asked an expert to redesign Twitter - here's what they came up with

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
A design expert from Fiverr has given the Twitter logo and UI a makeover.

Sharpen your Photoshop skills with this online guide for beginners

Mashable / 6h
TL;DR: The Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Bundle is on sale for £13.07 as of April 4, saving you 97% on list price. Got plans this weekend? If you've always wanted to dive into Adobe Photoshop, now could be a good time to start. You can start learning as soon as possible with the Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Bundle . This £13.07 investment has been marked down from its original price tag of £435,

Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

500+Gizmodo / 7h
If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free. Read more...

Amazon Mumbles ‘Sorry’ for Denying Its Workers Pee in Bottles, Says Uber and UPS Drivers Do It, Too

500+Gizmodo / 9h
After lying about the fact that some of its workers are under so much pressure that they are forced to relieve themselves in bottles in order to meet their quotas, Amazon has quietly said it’s sorry in its own very weird way and acknowledged that drivers do in fact do this. It then promptly pointed the finger at other… Read more...

How the cell phone changed lives... by its inventor

58TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
In this extract from Martin Cooper’s new novel Cutting the Cord, the “father of the cell phone” explains how the device he created changed the world as we know it.

Amazon apologises for wrongly denying drivers need to urinate in bottles

2KBBC News - Technology / 9h
The online shopping giant falsely claimed its drivers were not forced at times to urinate in bottles.

This Travel Blogger Makes Huge Mistake Refusing To Get Vaccinated

View from the Wing / 10h
Brian Cohen writes The Gate travel blog and has declared that he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19. I want to take his arguments seriously, because vaccine hesitancy - while continuing to decline - remains one of the major barriers to ending the pandemic. Continue reading ...

Gonzaga vs UCLA live stream: how to watch March Madness 2021 from anywhere

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
The Zags have trashed everyone they've faced but the Bruins keep upsetting the odds. Here's how to get a March Madness live stream and watch Gonzaga vs UCLA from anywhere.

It’s the Tune Squad vs the Goon Squad in Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer

Space Jam LeBron L. Bunny•
46Ars Technica / 11h
The LA Lakers' LeBron James stars as himself in Space Jam: A New Legacy , a sequel to the 1996 film Space Jam . NBA basketball star LeBron James and a team of Looney Tunes animated characters must win a virtual basketball game against the digitized champions of an evil A.I. in Space Jam: A New Legacy , a sequel to the 1996 film, Space Jam . With its blend of live action and animation, the origina

This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

400+Gizmodo / 11h
At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming. This is not art: It’s an aerial view of an… Read more...

Two 'sizeable quakes' are recorded on Mars

5KMashable / 12h
Mars isn't dead. NASA announced on Thursday that its InSight lander, which probes for geological activity on Mars, recently recorded "two strong, clear quakes" in the same region where the lander previously observed two sizeable quakes in 2019. This points to a seismically active area on Mars — a place that looks bone-dry and devoid of life on its surface, but might be active below ground. "The m

GMC's newly-unveiled Hummer EV SUV is 830HP of electric 'supertruck'

400+Engadget / 12h
The Hummer EV pickup won't be the only "supertruck" in GMC's fleet after the automaker unveiled its Hummer EV SUV variant on Saturday. It's slated for release in spring 2023.

Microsoft delays full reopening of its offices to at least September

200+Engadget / 12h
Microsoft has delayed the full reopening of its offices until September 7th at the earliest as it comes to terms with the possible end of the pandemic.

LeBron James is back to reveal GMC's all-electric Hummer SUV

2024 GMC Hummer SUV•
300+Mashable / 12h
Last year, basketball star LeBron James introduced GMC's revived (and electrified) Hummer at Super Bowl 2020 , and now he's back for the supertruck's electric SUV debut. True to GMC's promise, the Hummer EV SUV was revealed in full for the first time Saturday during the NCAA Final Four basketball game. In an ad narrated by LeBron James, the five-seater SUV was shown lifting itself up in Extract m

Apple Arcade's big update is a golden opportunity to rescue lost games

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45Mashable / 12h
Apple Arcade's biggest update so far is here and it's exciting in terms of both what it delivers and what the latest changes could deliver in the future. First, the news. On Friday, the Apple Arcade subscription service — which gives iOS users unfettered access to a library of games for $5 per month — added more than 30 games, including standouts like Fantasian (from the creator of the Final Fant