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United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus

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United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its last promotion of the year on purchased points . Buy United MileagePlus miles with a bonus Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, December 31, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles . Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses, so you’ll want to log into your account and see what you’re targeted for. The accounts I manage

6 Things to Do With Your Old PS4, Xbox, or Other Console

How-To Geek / 1h
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S ushered in a new generation of console gaming. Since backward compatibility is such a big deal this generation, it’s possible you no longer have much use for your old console. So what do you do with an old console you no longer need? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Netflix original Cobra Kai will get its next season a week early

SlashGear / 41min
Netflix is planning to release the third season of its hit original series Cobra Kai a week early, the company has announced. The show has earned high reviews from viewers and critics over its past two seasons, the reception likely due in part to the nostalgia for the ’80s movies the series is based on. Cobra Kai is a streaming … Continue reading

Boxing Day 2020 headphones deals: sales on over-ears, running buds and more

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The Boxing Day sales have cut the prices of loads of top headphones, from big over-ears to true wireless buds.

TV Technica 2020: Our favorite shows and binges in a year of living distantly

Ars Technica / 23min
Enlarge / TV stepped in to fill the pandemic-fueled gap in new movie releases with a broad array of entertaining series. (credit: Photo collage by Aurich Lawson) Warning: This story includes major spoilers for the series finale of The Good Place . Although we’ve otherwise done our best to avoid spoiling anything too major, please note this list includes specific references to The Mandalorian , Th

These are the best Carphone Warehouse deals in the Boxing Day sales

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 37min
Carphone Warehouse is in the Boxing Day sales spirit, offering major discounts on SIM only deals, iPhones and Android devices.

Samsung S20 FE deals: get a free Galaxy Watch Active with these bargain offers

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This Boxing Day, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE deals bag you the budget version of the 2020 flagship with a free gift, worth £199.

The Most Interesting Transatlantic Flight Returns In 2021

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While the flight didn’t operate in 2020 due to coronavirus, one of the most interesting transatlantic flights should be returning in 2021… Air Saint-Pierre’s Paris flights In the summer of 2018 a fascinating domestic transatlantic route launched — it operated seasonally once weekly. Specifically, ASL Airlines operated a Boeing 737-700 that was marketed by Air Saint-Pierre between Paris and Saint

The Video Games WIRED Loved Most in 2020

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These are the games, both old and new, that we relied on to blow off steam, to hang out online, or just to feel better this year.

The best crime shows on Netflix

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Nothing gets the juices flowing quite like crime, eh? A heist, some weapons trafficking, maybe a little arson? The problem is the consequences. The court appearances, the jail time, the change of relationships with family and friends. Sometimes it's just not worth it. That's where crime TV shows come in: all the thrills of crime without the negative personal ramifications! Netflix has a whole bun

These Boxing Day tablet sales cut the price of some slick Samsung slates

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If you wanted until now to pick up a Samsung tablet like the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, the Boxing Day sales are here.

These are the iPhone 12 deals that are dominating the Boxing Day sales

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Boxing Day sales are here with discounts on iPhone 12 deals and the Mini, Pro and Pro Max. These are the top five so far.

Apple ProRaw: how to master the iPhone 12 Pro's new photo format

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Apple ProRaw is here, but how and when should you shoot with its new photo format? Our guide has all the answers.

Coolest gadgets to watch out for in early 2021

SlashGear / 1h
2020 saw some eye-popping technologies and gadgets loaded with the next-gen features. Like all times, there is something new on the horizon as we bid goodbye to this eventful year – 2021 brings a refreshing hope for the tech community. So what gadgets should you be eyeing in the early part of next year to stay abreast with the dynamic … Continue reading

These broadband deals blow everything else out of the water this Boxing Day

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These broadband deals are leading the way over Boxing Day with cash incentives, fast speeds and low prices.

Boxing Day gaming sales: Nintendo Switch bundle deals, PS5 games and more

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The best Boxing Day sales and deals on Nintendo Switch bundles, PS5 games and much more.

These are the five best mobile phone deals we've seen in the Boxing Day sales

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Boxing Day phone deals are here, offering a host of excellent prices, discounts and overall bargains.

Boxing Day iPhone deals: these are the five best plans - iPhone 12, 11, SE and more

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Boxing Day sales have landed and with them you're getting plenty of excellent iPhone deals

OnePlus 9 leak reveals wireless charging and battery upgrades

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It sounds as though the standard OnePlus 9 phone is going to get some of the features previously reserved for Pro models.

This fitness app acts like a virtual personal trainer for podcast lovers, and it's 50% off

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TL;DR: Get your workout training through audio with a one-year subscription to Auro , on sale for $29.99 as of Dec. 26. Workout apps are awesome when they work for you, but like most things in life, they aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. And if you don’t have the proper setup, they can often be more trouble than they’re worth. If you’re still on the hunt for an app that suits your style —

Learn how to capture and edit pro-level photos with this master class

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Learn to shoot like a pro with the 2021 Complete Learn to Master Photography and Editing Bundle for $39.99, a 98% savings as of Dec. 26. Hate to break it to you, but all those people with picture-perfect Instagrams don't just have a knack for photography — they also have the editing skills to match. There are a lot of reasons outside of just Instagram that you may be eager to learn to edit

The best way to keep your Peloton bike from being gross and sweaty

Mashable / 2h
If you’ve got a shiny new exercise bike and no idea how to clean it, you’re not alone. Sales of indoor cycling equipment soared in 2020, with the uber-popular Peloton bike leading the way. But just because it's in your house and not the gym, doesn't mean it doesn't need to be cleaned regularly. In-home fitness equipment still very much needs routine wiping down. It's especially important to imple

Get smarter about your golf game with this highly-rated tracking system

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TL;DR: Work on your game with the Golf Pad TAGS Automatic Game Tracking System for $89.99, a 9% savings as of Dec. 26. While golf may seem like a minimalist game on the surface, there's no shortage of accessories available to take your game to the next level — or just make you look cool. And if the holidays still left you wanting a few more pieces of gear, here's a deal that may satisfy that crav

Transform your movie nights with this projector and speaker system for under $150

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TL;DR: Upgrade your movie nights with a AAXA BP1 100-Lumen nHD speaker projector for $143.99, a 12% savings as of Dec. 26. Sometimes electronics can get complicated. First, there's the screen, then there's the sound system, and then you're talked into all these other bonus accessories that claim to make your life easier, but really just leave you with a mess of clutter. Make 2021 the year you par

Boxing Day Nintendo Switch deals: sales on accessories, games and bundles now live

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Save on everything you need for your new console with the latest Boxing Day Nintendo Switch deals.

These are the five best SIM only deals in the Boxing Day sales - Three, EE and more

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Boxing Day SIM only deals are here with some excellent value, cheap prices and more. These are the five best choices.

Cyberpunk 2077 photo mode: how to take next-level snaps in Night City

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The Cyberpunk 2077 photo mode offers incredible depth – here's a beginner's guide to taking brilliant virtual snaps in Night City.

Apple iCloud issue causing sign-in and device activation problems

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Apple is experiencing ongoing problems with its iCloud setup system, just as people are unwrapping new toys.

The best Boxing Day TV sales 2020: price drops on QLED, OLED and budget TVs

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We've rounded up the best Boxing Day TV sales, which include deals on QLED, OLED, and budget TVs.

The best Boxing Day laptop sales: save big on top machines from Apple, Dell, HP, and more

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Here's our roundup of today's best Boxing Day laptop sales, including machines for all budgets and applications.

Microsoft Will Shut Down 'Halo' Xbox 360 Online Services in December 2021

29How-To Geek / 6h
Every game has its day in the sun, and eventually, any that rely on online servers will face a sunset. Halo games for the Xbox 360 are reaching that point, and Microsoft announced plans to shut down online services for the games in December 2021. The good news is, if you’re playing through the Master Chief Collection, you escape the chopping block—for now. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Alexa-Enabled Smart Devices Will Soon Turn Themselves Off For You

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A little over two years ago, Amazon launched Alexa hunches. The feature lets Alexa suggest actions for you based on your habits. If you typically turn a light off every day at the same time and Alexa notices it’s still on, Alexa can offer to turn it off. Now Amazon will allow smart device developers to turn on a new behavior for hunches that act without asking. It should give Alexa true automatio

What's the Newest iPad?

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Since the iPad’s 2010 debut, Apple has put out dozens of its famous tablet, often with fancy names to denote different screen sizes or processing power. But it’s never really clear which iPad is the latest to come out, which can make shopping (or reselling) a little difficult. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

The best Boxing Day sales 2020: top deals available now

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Everything you need to know about the Boxing Day and January sales this year, with all the best deals right here.

Kickstart a career in IT with this certification training bundle

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TL;DR: The Ultimate Cybersecurity and IT Career Certification Pathway Training Bundle is on sale for £25.76 as of Dec. 26, saving you 97% on list price. As the majority of the world migrates from physical offices to virtual ones, companies depend on IT professionals to help employees communicate, collaborate, and automate routine tasks. They provide teams with the functionality and security neede

Want to watch the Premier League for free this Christmas? Here's how.

Mashable / 7h
TL;DR: Watch the Premier League for free this Christmas with a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime . Good news: It's that wonderful time of the year when it's totally acceptable to be completely and utterly lazy. We're all in that post-Christmas lull when all you want to do is stay inside, close the curtains, and watch TV until you fall asleep. Bliss. Amazon is helping everyone looking for entertainment

For Some Strange Reason, Square Is Reportedly Thinking About Buying Tidal

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It’s still 2020 folks, so I’ll believe anything. However, after learning that Square, the digital payments processor, is reportedly talks to buy Tidal, the music streaming service, I thought the world was getting really weird. At first glance, that is one strange pairing, but after thinking about it for a good long… Read more...

JAXA shows the sub-surface samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu

500+Engadget / 11h
Shortly after Japan's Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth, JAXA showed off some of the samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu. Those rocks came from the “A” chamber of the probe’s sample capsule, which means they were collected during the mission’s first touchdown in February 2019. Now, JAXA has released photos showing the contents of the capsule’s “C” chamber, which it opened on December 21st. W

Here’s What Happened To The Class Action Refund Lawsuit Against American Airlines

View from the Wing / 12h
Several lawsuits were filed over airlines’ resistance to providing customers with refunds when either cancelling or substantially changing itineraries early in the Covid-19 pandemic, as required by U.S. law. A class action lawsuit against American Airlines has been resolved in a draw. In my experience American Airlines was one of the few ‘good guys’ with refunds. The places to focus on are the ai

Wonder Woman 1984 is fun, but doesn’t quite capture magic of its predecessor

100+Ars Technica / 12h
A flashback to Themyscira. [credit: YouTube/Warner Bros. ] Count me among the many millions who likely logged onto HBO Max on Christmas Day to watch Wonder Woman 1984 , Director Patty Jenkins' hotly anticipated, oft-delayed stand-alone follow-up to her 2017 global blockbuster, Wonder Woman . I'm a major fan of the latter, which gave us our super-powered Amazonian's origin story, and had high hope

Extreme E: Lewis Hamilton helping make racing environmentally friendly

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Lewis Hamilton isn't just the world's most successful F1 driver, he's also a key backer of a new off-road electric vehicle