Saturday, July 30, 2022

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Update : Virgin Atlantic has now loaded the A330-900neo into the schedule, and you can find the details below. Virgin Atlantic has 16 Airbus A330-900neos on order, the first of which will be delivered soon. We knew that Virgin Atlantic would be installing a new business class product on these planes, and we now know what to expect. There’s even an additional surprise, as Virgin Atlantic is introd

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If there's one thing people with iPhones and Android phones can agree on, it's this: Robocalls suck. Personally speaking, robots call me more than my own mother does. A very concerned "Cynthia Arnold" gets in touch every week or so "in reference to your federal student loan," claiming she needs to discuss "repayment options with some new changes that have taken effect." (I don't have any federal

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

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What else is there to say but there's another week on the books. It's gone, it's over, never to be seen again. So that's something. Anyway, we collected the best tweets from this week because you deserve to enjoy them. And because we do it every week . (It's just what we do here.) Please sit back, relax, and enjoy the 11 best tweets of the week. 1. Oh man, the internet eventually comes for everyo

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

We've already heard plenty about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro – enough for us to be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next-gen wearables – and today we've got some more leaked renders to flip through. Courtesy of 91mobiles , the renders show off both smartwatches and a total of five different colors, ahead of the grand unveiling of the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watc

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One of the last things biologists expected to find in the balmy Caribbean Sea was an ancient Greenland shark, a creature known for dwelling far off, in the icy Arctic . Yet researchers, while temporarily catching and tagging tiger sharks off the coast of Belize, caught a Greenland shark (or potentially a Greenland-shark hybrid), a species that lives for centuries in the deep sea. "We suddenly saw

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The odds are good that you don’t need to rush out and get the monkeypox vaccine. Assuming you do, I will tell you what you need to know in a minute, but I’d be remiss if I made it sound like this vaccine is something everyone needs right this second. The situation for the time being is that there are two monkeypox vaccines available in the US. One of the two , JYNNEOS, is a fairly normal series o

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So, what's everyone been watching this week? Hmmmm? Each week, the most streamed TV shows and movies come down to a few things — sheer buzz, a big finale, smart marketing, star power, critical acclaim , or being a word-of-mouth phenomenon that leads uninterested people to finally watch it out of spite. Just to get a sense of what everyone's streaming, we've used data from streaming aggregator Ree

I have never gotten more compliments on my skin than in the two months I’ve used the TheraFace PRO from Therabody (yep, the massage gun company). The 8-in-1 tool comes with different attachments to promote overall facial health. So, yes, it’s a skincare tool, but it’s also more than that. Retailing at $399, the TheraFace PRO comes with a facial cleansing head, three percussive therapy heads, a mi

TL;DR: As of July 30, you can get the Whirlwind Cool Blade-Less Mini Fan for just $21.99 instead of $59.95 — that's a 63% discount. It’s hard to stay cool during a heatwave , even harder to stay cool without racking up a huge electric bill. This Whirlwind Cool Blade-Less Mini Fan might make it a little easier. For a limited time, this bladeless handheld fan is on sale in single and double packs f

TL;DR: As of July 30, you can get the KiTiDOT: The Amusing Cat Collar Toy for just $23.95 instead of $25. Cats may seem like low-maintenance pets, but they have many of the same needs as dogs, and that includes things to play with . If you’ve ever seen your cat chase a laser, then you already know they’ll love this wearable cat toy . The KiTiDOT: The Amusing Cat Collar Toy is a cat-mounted laser

Apple is launching a new suite of accessibility features in the soon-to-be-unveiled iOS 16 , and (finally) adding a Live Captions feature for all audio content across devices. The new option lets users easily turn on automatic captioning in their Settings menu, which will apply to any audio played within the device, from phone calls, to FaceTime sessions, to videos. The captions appear at the top

Earlier this year, we highlighted Resurrection as a standout at the Sundance Film Festival . Now, writer/director Andrew Semans's riveting psychological thriller is coming to theaters and VOD. So, what better time to dig deep into the belly of this shocking horror movie's mind-bending finale? If you walked away from this one with your brain sputtering and your jaw dropped, you aren't alone. Let's

TL;DR: As of July 30, you can get The 2022 Advanced Cryptocurrency Trading Bundle for just $34.99. These seven courses would add up to $1,400 — so that's a 97% discount. Making money from cryptocurrency sounds simple, but may have a steeper learning curve than it appears from the outside. Though you may have heard of crypto investors losing their money, it may be less intimidating when you learn

TL;DR: As of July 30, you can get the Catch-All Tray Pod with 3-in-1 Smart Wireless Charger for just $49.99 instead of $139.95 — that's a 64% discount. Raise your hand if you have an "everything" drawer (probably in your kitchen)! Having somewhere to put a little bit of everything can be convenient, but what about the electric collection of things you carry with you every day? Having a convenient

TL;DR: As of July 30, you can get the Hover-1 Electric Self-Balancing Hoverboard for just $129.99 instead of $229.99 — that's a 50% discount. Want a new way of getting around? This factory remanufactured Hover-1 Electric Self-Balancing Scooter Ranger, Hoverboard, H1-RNGE-GRY is like-new, has a top speed of 7 miles per hour, and is marked down nearly 50% from $229 down to $129.99! The Hover-1™ is

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If you've been scrolling through your Netflix queue in the middle of the night, you're not alone. Between the COVID-19 pandemic , the climate crisis , and the war on reproductive rights , society can feel like a waking nightmare. No one would blame you for overlooking your best judgment and finding comfort wherever you can. Yes, falling asleep with the TV on isn't "great" for us. (Blue light, we

If you're considering an EV, you've no doubt read about charging options, which are referred to as Level 1, 2, and 3. Here's what each level offers.

Enlarge / The boat trip went through an area of milky sea south of the lights of an island. (credit: Steven Miller, Leon Schommer, and Naomi McKinnon ) On some moonless nights, enormous patches of the Northwest Indian Ocean and seas around Indonesia begin to glow. This event has been witnessed by hundreds of sailors, but only one research vessel has ever, by pure chance, come across this biolumin

Even though the newest iPad Air is only a couple of months old, we're already looking towards the future and towards the next version of Apple's mid-range tablet. This isn't the next iPad on the way - there's the iPad (2022) , iPad Mini (2022) and iPad Pro (2022) that will likely all come first. But the Air line is popular for lots of people who might not want those other devices. Apple's iPad Ai

TL;DR: From Sept. 15, the Amazon Prime membership fee will increase from £7.99 to £8.99 per month, or £79 to £95 per year if paid annually. We didn't think things could get any worse after McDonald's announced that the price of a cheeseburger was increasing, but we were wrong. We were so very wrong. From Sept. 15, the Amazon Prime membership fee will increase from £7.99 to £8.99 per month, or £79

TL;DR: The 2022 Ultimate Microsoft Excel and Power BI Certification Bundle is on sale for £29, saving you 98% on list price. Excel is an incredibly useful program with a vast array of applications across industries and professions, but it isn’t exactly pretty. You can add colour to a cell, but in terms of data visualisation, Excel is lacking. However, if you learn to pair Excel with Power BI (whi

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can reliably access Hulu from anywhere in the world. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £86.01 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. What We Do in the Shadows has a cult following here in the UK. The good news for fans of the series is that the first three seasons are available to stream on BBC iPlayer. The painful news is

There were 10 buses that helped to generate the wild runaway stunts the took place in the hit movie 'Speed.'

It's Saturday, rejoice! Whether you've got a hectic weekend ahead or 48 hours of doing very little planned, what better way to kick things off than with a spot of Wordle ? If you're having having some difficulties finding the solution, though, we've got you covered. All it'll take is a nudge or two and you'll be on your way. The answer to the July 30 Wordle, puzzle #406, can be found at the end o

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The only Gorgosaurus skeleton — yes, that's a real type of dinosaur — that's ever been made available for private ownership just sold at auction for more than $6 million yesterday, and scientists are pissed. Earlier this month the auction house said online that whoever bought the 77-million-year-old fossil would get to name it, but the new owner is currently unknown. What's certain, however, is t


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Enlarge / NuScale's reactor-in-a-can. (credit: NuScale) On Friday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that it would be issuing a certification to a new nuclear reactor design, making it just the seventh that has been approved for use in the US. But in some ways, it's a first: the design, from a company called NuScale, is a small modular reactor that can be constructed at a central

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Although commercial space flight is hurdling toward reality, not everyone wants to rocket into the final frontier.

All is not well with the proposed acquisition of U.K. start bus platform Zeelo by Mass transit group Swvl. Back in April, we covered how a possible $100 million acquisition was on the cards, and, indeed, both companies confirmed it was, though not the price. Swvl, an Egyptian-born startup that provides shared transportation services for intercity and intracity trips, had previously gone public (N

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In the multiverse of comic books, there's room for just about every imaginable iteration on the classic superheroes we know and love. Between Zombie Dr. Strange , Centaur Superman , and even a Baby Batman , the possibilities for wacky alternate realities seem endless. But apparently there is one superpower that will forever elude all our most popular heroes across the entirety of their ever-expan

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest fancy toys and merch swinging its way onto your future shelves. This week: The Batman ! A friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ! A much less friendly dark lord of the Sith! And a very cool take on the classic Power Rangers megazord . Check it out! Read more...

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Greener Pastures It's hard to imagine somebody crying over the loss of a grass lawn when there are so many other things going on in the world, but that's exactly what the Wall Street Journal said happened this week . In the Western US, some homeowners have gotten rid of their grass lawns as the worst drought in 1,200 years rages on. But some are clinging to the hope that their thick, green lawn w

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Good morning, you wonderful specimens of humanity! It’s Friday, and I’m writing this from the hammock in my sunny North Oakland garden, so life ain’t all that bad. (I can only assume that WFH stands for Work From Hammock). This weekend, earmark a bit of time to app

HBO has canceled coming-of-age comedy Gordita Chronicles. According to Deadline , the show, which launched only last month to real critical acclaim, earning itself a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating in the process, has now been axed and will not get a second season, at least not on HBO Max. Set in the 1980s, the show followed 12-year-old Carlota "Cucu" Castelli who leaves her home in Santo Domingo to

Valve made an announcement that will excite plenty of gamers waiting patiently for their Steam Decks. According to the company, all reservations will be fulfilled by the end of 2022. Great news: Everyone who currently has a reservation can get their Steam Deck by the end of this year! We’ve cleared up supply chain issues, a bunch of folks got moved up to Q3, and all other reservations are now in

Since the pandemic, Apple's foot traffic has been drastically reduced, with the only except being around the holidays.

Valve delivers a bit of good news for those gamers hoping to get their hands on the handheld gaming device Steam Deck as soon as possible.

A giant scientific database has been made free and open, allowing the world's researchers to benefit from and expand upon the work that's been done in the past.

Researchers are aiming to crack the mystery of bone loss in astronauts by analyzing the innards of a set of citizens that have gone to and returned from space.

Machines have altered every aspect of humanity and are so ubiquitous we often take them for granted. But sometimes, they're quite entertaining.

A day after Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Kenya’s monetary authority, said that Chipper Cash and Flutterwave were not licensed to operate in the East African country, the regulator has directed all financial institutions to cease doing business with the two fintechs. The CBK’s bank supervision deputy director, Matu Mugo, directed all regulated banks, microfinance and mortgage finance institutions

The heads of both Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Bristol Airport (BRS) in England have this week slammed travelers for copying a travel hack seen on TikTok, which involves passengers pretending to need a wheelchair to skip the line. This trend isn’t just ridiculous, it’s dangerous: It leaves vulnerable flyers who actually require assistance at risk during a time of peak uncertainty and stretched grou

Paris is probably the first place on most people’s list of places to visit in France — and with good reason, of course. It is such an incredible city with plenty of things to do, see and eat . Then there are other popular spots like Brittany, Marseille, Nice and the French Riviera, and you’re s