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FDA warns two drugs recalled because the pills were mixed up

200+SlashGear / 6h
The FDA is highlighting a new voluntary recall from AvKARE over a pill mixup that may result in some patients taking the wrong medication. The recall covers one lot of Trazodone, a prescription used to treat major depressive disorder, and Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. Taking the wrong medication may be dangerous for some people. AvKARE has recalled a … Continue reading

The best meteor shower of 2020 is about to light up our atmosphere

3KMashable / 9h
NASA enthusiastically recommends that you check out the sky. The peak of the brilliant annual Geminids meteor shower is happening on Dec. 13 and 14, the space agency advised on Friday. This natural light show is created when the leftover trail of dust and bits from an asteroid or rocky comet (called 3200 Phaethon) fall through — and burn up — in our atmosphere each December. In 2020, the Geminid

Cyberpunk 2077 on mobile could bring about Google Stadia's renaissance

400+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 13h
You can play Cyberpunk 2077 on your smartphone, and it's easier than on PC or consoles.

How I Roll: TPG Senior Cruise & Travel Reporter Gene Sloan

The Points Guy / 10min
Welcome to a special COVID-19 edition of How I Roll , an airport routine series with a focus on health and safety while traveling. Today, we’re asking TPG Senior Cruise & Travel Reporter Gene Sloan a shortlist of questions about how he travels during the pandemic, covering everything from how he preps for a trip to what he wears on the plane. Here’s what he had to say. Safe travels! The itinerary

Disney Will Stop Photoshopping Face Masks Onto Maskless Guests On Rides

46Gizmodo / 21min
Disney World will reportedly stop “enhancing” on-ride photos by pasting digital face masks onto maskless park guests. And no, you aren’t reading the Onion. It’s 2020, baby, where reality is so much of a joke at this point that headlines and punchlines are literally synonymous. Read more...

Human Capital: Dr. Timnit Gebru says Google’s memo was ‘dehumanizing’

68TechCrunch / 1h
Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. This week, Twitter dropped its latest diversity report and Tesla released its first one ever. Meanwhile, Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the way things went down with Dr. Timnit Gebru, a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence ethics. Sign up here to get this as a we

How to find your next VC

84TechCrunch / 1h
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Subscribe here . Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Welcome to the depths of December, a time in which the news cycle should be slowing down.

Tesla temporarily halts production on Models S and X, through early 2021

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Tesla's production lines for the Model S and Model X vehicles will go dark on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, and they'll stay that way until Jan. 11, 2021. The company informed employees of the plan on Friday, according to an email viewed by CNBC. Affected employees will be compensated with a week's pay (plus paid holidays) during the two-and-a-half week period. The remaining days amount to surprise (bu

Tesla will halt Model S and X production for 18 days

300+Engadget / 2h
Tesla has plenty of demand for its electric cars despite the pandemic, but that doesn’t appear to extend to its highest-end EVs. CNBC has obtained an internal Tesla email revealing that the automaker will shut down production for the Model S and Model X between December 24th and January 11th, or 18 days. The company noted in a separate email that demand for its cars was “quite a bit higher” than

Family Reports Their Two Year Old Has Been Banned From United Airlines After Refusing To Keep Mask On

85View from the Wing / 2h
A husband and wife who say they are Silver elite members of United’s MileagePlus program report their family has been banned from United Airlines “forever” because their two year old was unwilling to keep a mask on. The child’s mother, a trainer and health coach, shares on Instagram that they ‘always fly United’ and have flown with their child four times during the pandemic without issue. So why

Solar System 'superhighway' could speed up space travel

200+Engadget / 2h
Future deep space missions might not take as long as you’d think. Researchers have discovered a Solar System “superhighway” network of routes that would let probes and other spacecraft travel outward at quicker pace. Asteroids near Jupiter, for example, could reach Neptune’s distance in less than 10 years and 100AU (about three times Neptune’s distance from the Sun) in 100 years. Spacecraft would

Weekly Review: December 12, 2020

One Mile at a Time / 3h
I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, and a good December, as we near the end of the year. On the points & travel front, this week American AAdvantage announced new elite choice rewards, Alaska Mileage Plan announced updated 2021 elite qualifications, the 737 MAX restarted commercial flights, Cathay Pacific’s A321neo interiors were revealed, Breeze Airways’ controversial pilot pay was

Roblox Delays I.P.O. Until Next Year

100+NYT > Technology / 3h
After witnessing head-turning results for the initial public offerings by Airbnb and DoorDash, the gaming company said it would wait to test the market.

Make Your Latte or Cappuccino Habit a Little Friendlier on Your Wallet With a $190 Deluxe Keurig Coffee Maker

24Gizmodo / 3h
Keurig Single Serve Coffee & Latte Maker | $190 | Bed Bath & Beyond Read more...

This Marceline and Princess Bubblegum Relationship Recap Is the Wholesome Gay Content Your Weekend Needs

52Gizmodo / 3h
Look at them . They’re gay. (Well, Princess Bubblegum is bi, if we’re being exact.) Good for them. Read more...

5 best Apple Watch apps to download now

40Mashable / 3h
I love my Apple Watch without shame. It keeps me off my phone when I don’t really need to be on it, while still keeping me up to date. That's because of the Watch-unique apps I have installed, which range from utility and habit-tracking apps to just plain fun distractors. There are plenty of options out there when it comes to Apple Watch apps, but here are five of my (and the internet’s) favorite

Disney World was adding digital face masks to guests in ride photos

500+Engadget / 3h
Disney World is unsurprisingly determined to enforce mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that has led it to some unusual experimentation with technology. Disney told WDW News Today in a statement that it stopped a recent practice of digitally placing masks on to the faces of theme park guests who are uncovered in ride photos. This was a test “in response to guest requests,” Disney said

‘Jump and slide!’ — 11 instructions you need to follow to survive an emergency

The Points Guy / 3h
For those of you who travel regularly, I get it. You’ve seen that safety video a million times. It’s not as funny as the airline thinks it is, you know where the doors are and you know how to put your mask on. You’d really rather be reading a magazine or sending an email and just get this aircraft in the air so you can get to your destination as quickly as possible. However, how would you feel if

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: first impressions

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the world's first foldable PC - is finally here. Does it live up to the hype?

Virgin Galactic aborted a major test flight in midair

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This wasn't a failure. It was an (obviously) critical test. Virgin Galactic aborted an important test mission on Saturday morning while attempting to launch its unique spacecraft, called the VSS Unity, into suborbital space (wherein the craft reaches space but doesn't start orbiting Earth like a satellite). According to multiple reports , VSS Unity successfully separated from its mothership, Whit

Netflix explains how it uses AI to sell you on a show

57Engadget / 4h
If Netflix’s decisions on marketing its hundreds of original shows seem highly calculated... that’s probably because they were. Netflix has outlined how it uses AI to market shows and predict their success in ways that conventional box office numbers and Nielsen ratings likely couldn’t match. Effectively, it comes down to finding connections and determining the likely audience sizes. The method r

Pilots and air traffic controllers can now take the Pfizer vaccine, FAA says

The Points Guy / 4h
On Friday evening, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. A massive coordination effort is underway between the local and federal government, hospitals, pharmacy chains and logistics companies — including airlines — as the vaccine is readied for use by early next week. With the Pfizer vaccine now available for the U.S. public as early as Mon

The most hilarious 'Cyberpunk 2077' bugs we've seen so far

100+Mashable / 4h
In 2020, nothing meets expectations. Unfortunately that goes for video games as well as life. CD Projekt Red's highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 released Dec. 10. Despite several delays and reports of crunch that forced workers into six-day weeks, the end result left quite a bit to be desired, with players quickly discovering a mess of bugs and glitches. And a great lesson we can take from all th

Basic economy, hotel edition: This luxury hotel wants you to pay up to access the pool and gym

The Points Guy / 4h
Prior to the pandemic, “unbundling” was one of the biggest buzz words in the airline industry. Unbundled fares typically just include a seat and little else, with each optional amenity (seat selection, checked bag, etc.) an additional cost a passenger can choose. Ultra-low-cost-carriers such as Spirit have always unbundled fares but in recent years, major airlines followed suit with basic economy

I just traveled to Hawaii: Here’s what it’s like for tourists right now

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Located more than 2,000 miles off the coast of California, Hawaii is an idyllic beach destination that — in a normal year — attracts more than 10 million visitors. But many people had their vacations to the Aloha State put on hold as the islands, and the world, battled the novel coronavirus pandemic. With 2020 thankfully coming to an end and a promising vaccine on the horizon, Hawaii has begun th

United Airlines Will Give Better Inflight Meals To.. Its Employees

View from the Wing / 5h
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 ...

Fortnite x Walking Dead is yet another crossover and it arrives next week

20SlashGear / 5h
Epic has announced yet another crossover heading to the Fortnite battle royale universe, this one involving AMC’s hit zombie franchise The Walking Dead. You won’t have to wait long to get access to these new skins and related fun — it’s scheduled to go live on December 16. A theme with the newly released Season 5 is the arrival of … Continue reading

Jaimie Alexander Is Finally Back as Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder

1KGizmodo / 5h
One knock against Thor: Ragnarok is that it was Sif-less, a lack that fans of Jaimie Alexander’s Asgardian warrior took sharp note of. Fortunately, Thor: Love and Thunder won’t be nearly so bereft. Read more...

NASA's new Hubble images will blow your mind

200+Mashable / 5h
NASA just released a treasure trove of cosmic imagery. On Friday, the space agency released over 50 new images captured by the legendary Hubble Space Telescope. Before now, NASA hadn't fully processed the rich images for public release. The images include exploded stars, extremely dense clusters of stars, vivid singular galaxies, and beyond. Hubble achieves profound clarity because it orbits abov

10 excellent gift ideas for the Apple lover in your life

32Engadget / 5h
Few brands are as well-known and well-liked as Apple. The Apple brand, which adorns everything from smartwatches and tablets to earphones and computers, is a hallmark of innovation in design, excellence in quality and the list goes on. So, it comes as no surprise that a large swath of tech-enthusiasts, as well as everyday consumers, enjoy Apple products and happily remain loyal to the Apple brand

Joshua vs Pulev live stream: how to watch the fight online from anywhere right now

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How to watch a Joshua vs Pulev live stream right now - catch all the action from Wembley, where tonight's main event is just moments away.

Investors double down on tech stocks in massive DoorDash, Airbnb, IPOs

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Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here . Maybe it is a stock market bubble, or a tech-stock bubble at least. And maybe DoorDash, Airbnb and and their bankers should have priced higher regardless to take advantage of all of the enthusiasm. It’s hard to avoid reactions like that, after D

AMC warns it may run out of cash in January 2021

500+Engadget / 5h
There’s no doubt that AMC movie theaters are in trouble due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s now clear the chain is on the brink. Variety reports AMC has submitted an SEC filing warning that its existing cash “will be depleted” in January 2021 if it doesn’t get help. The company estimated that it would need “at least” $750 million to remain intact next year. To survive, AMC said it was explorin

8 ways the United Polaris long-haul experience has changed

The Points Guy / 6h
Every airline has made significant adjustments to the travel experience due to the pandemic. While I’ve already documented some of my pandemic-era domestic flights, like in JetBlue’s refreshed Mint and United’s transcon Polaris product , Thursday marked my first international flight with United in nearly a year. Some aspects of the business-class experience, like the seat itself, were just as I r

Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

73Engadget / 6h
Google’s Portrait Light feature can make some of your more mediocre photos look a lot better by giving you a way to change their lighting direction and intensity. The tech giant launched the AI-based lighting feature in September for the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 before giving older Pixel phones access to it. Now, Google has published a post on its AI blog explaining the technology behind Portrait

These Razer PC gaming deals have never been cheaper

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Best Buy discounts PC gaming peripherals in massive Razer sale - save big on some of the lowest prices we've seen yet.

Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test ends with a rocket motor failure

100+Engadget / 7h
Virgin Galactic’s latest major spacecraft test has ended unceremoniously. The company has revealed that SpaceShipTwo’s rocket motor didn’t ignite during the test above Spaceport America, leaving the machine to once again glide to Earth. Both the craft and the crew are “in great shape,” and there are backup motors on hand. Still, the company could only promise that it would make another attempt “s

OnePlus 9 makes an early appearance in new photo leaks

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Get ready to learn much, much more about the OnePlus 9 in the latest round of leaks.

ICYMI: We test the pricey and problematic ThinkPad X1 Fold

59Engadget / 7h
This week at Engadget, our editors were busy testing some unusual and unique devices. We tried out Lenovo’s first foldable tablet, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, and determined it was best left to early adopters. We clacked away at Corsair’s K60 Low Profile and determined that it was good for more than just gamers. We got a good look at Anova’s Precision oven — a combination convection-steam oven — that h

All the Star Wars, Marvel, and Other Disney News You Might Have Missed

400+Gizmodo / 7h
Usually, investor calls are dry, numbers-heavy business meetings intended for people far richer than you or I. But because It’s Capitalism, yesterday Disney turned its 2020 Investor Day call into something that would’ve been right at home screamed from the rooftops of San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H . Here’s all the… Read more...

Passenger Forgets $339,000 Painting At Check-in, Airport Staff Throws It In Recycling

100+View from the Wing / 7h
This week the owner of the painting got it back. Lost items frequently stay lost which is a huge airline failure . Getting such a valuable item back seems so improbable that the story is now even confirmed at Continue reading ...

Bollinger shows off production-intent electric truck and SUV

22SlashGear / 7h
Bollinger has been teasing with promises of an electric vehicle with hints of classic Range Rover styling for a while now. The company has finally shown off updated designs for its electric SUV and pickup truck that it says are production-intent versions. Bollinger has been working on its simple electric truck platform for a while. While the designs are simple, … Continue reading

How to Stream the Only Total Solar Eclipse of the Year

200+Lifehacker / 7h
Once upon a time, there was light in our lives, but now we’re mostly falling apart after spending the year trying to navigate life during a pandemic. On top of that, it’s also a presidential election year, thanks to which we’ve been living in a political powder keg which has consistently been giving off sparks.… Read more...

How to Share Tweets to Snapchat Stories

How-To Geek / 7h
There was a time when sharing a tweet to Snapchat meant taking a screenshot of the Twitter app and uploading it to Snapchat. Thankfully, that’s no longer necessary. Tweets can be directly shared to Snapchat as stickers for your stories. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Game Awards Festival Offers Limited Demos of Upcoming Games on PC and Xbox

How-To Geek / 7h
The Video Game Awards really isn’t about video game awards anymore (especially since Hades got robbed). Nope, it’s basically a secondary E3 at this point, a vector for new game announcements and little else. To that effect, check out the Game Awards Festival: a collection of demos available for a limited time after the show itself. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Hitting the Books: BMW's iDrive and the pitfalls of an overly customizable UX

100+Engadget / 8h
The robots are evolving. Up until now they’ve been little more than rank automatons under the direct supervision of a human “in the loop.” But as AI and machine learning continue to advance, a new generation of robots is sure to emerge, more capable and independent than their predecessors and able to fill a wider variety of service positions than they do today — from delivering take-out orders to

How to Transfer an ‘Animal Crossing’ Island to a New Nintendo Switch

How-To Geek / 8h
Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can transfer their island data to another Nintendo Switch console by using the Island Transfer Tool available on the Nintendo eShop. Here’s how to transfer an entire island or an individual player. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

OnePlus 9 photo leak hints at 'Ultrashot' cameras and high-end specs

100+Engadget / 8h
The OnePlus 9 now appears to exist as more than just some renders, and it might be good news if you’re pining for the upcoming not-quite-top-tier smartphone. PhoneArena has obtained what it says are leaked photos of the OnePlus 9 that shed more light on the device, including its specs. Most notably, the giant camera module on the back makes reference to “Ultrashot” technology. It’s not clear if O

Zodiac Killer cipher is cracked after eluding sleuths for 51 years

1KArs Technica / 8h
Enlarge / Composite drawings of the Zodiac Killer. (credit: Getty Images) A coded message sent by a brutal serial killer who has never been caught has been cracked more than 51 years after it was sent. The male suspect, known as the Zodiac Killer, killed at least five people and attempted to kill at least two more in Northern California in 1968 and 1969. In the first three attacks, he targeted co

Apple AirPods deal: the AirPods get a $50 price cut at Amazon

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Grab this AirPods deal while you can - Amazon has the Apple AirPods with charging case on sale for $109.98.

Saturday's Best Deals: Alienware Peripherals, Sharp AQUOS 70" 4K TV, Keurig Cappuccino & Latte Maker, Rechargeable Batteries, Infrared Thermometer, and More

100+Gizmodo / 8h
A sale on Alienware peripherals and a 70-inch 4K Sharp AQUOS tv lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Saturday's Best Deals: Alienware Peripherals, Sharp AQUOS 70" 4K TV, Keurig Cappuccino & Latte Maker, Rechargeable Batteries, Infrared Thermometer, and More

100+Lifehacker / 8h
A sale on Alienware peripherals and a 70-inch 4K Sharp AQUOS tv lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Boeing sets a date for its next Starliner test flight

SlashGear / 8h
Boeing has announced that the second uncrewed test flight for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft will happen no earlier than the end of March. Boeing’s goal is to use its capsule to send astronauts to the ISS and beyond, just as SpaceX is doing with its Crew Dragon capsule. Boeing’s second test flight comes after the first test flight … Continue reading

The Morning After: 'Cyberpunk 2077' got its first post-launch patch

100+Engadget / 8h
This week’s news swung between some ridiculous extremes. CD Projekt Red released Cyberpunk 2077 without addressing many of the issues people had with its design choices, marketing, development crunch or performance on older consoles -- and still set records. At least a patch is rolling out now to address a feature that could induce seizures, but that seems like a pretty low place to set the bar.

Play SuperHot VR Endlessly in a Free Boxing Day Update

20How-To Geek / 9h
Superhot is one of the most ingenious takes on first-person shooters in years. Time seems to only move when you do, turning a fast-paced game into a slow-paced nightmarish game of chess and guns. The virtual reality version is genuinely terrifying. And now you can download an endless mode update for free. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Change Emoji Reactions in Instagram DMs

How-To Geek / 9h
In Instagram Direct Message, you can double-tap a message to send a heart, and you can press and hold a message to see emoji reactions. Want to customize this? Here’s how to change emoji reactions in Instagram DM. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

6thsensical: Pamphlet circa 1940. “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into...

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
6thsensical : Pamphlet circa 1940. “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”__Lin Yutang

fravery: Alberto Morrocco (1917-1998 G-B)

Music, Arts & Literature / 9h
fravery : Alberto Morrocco (1917-1998 G-B)

Auroras in the northern United States didn’t happen after all

SlashGear / 9h
One of the biggest draws for skywatchers in the northern part of the world are the brightly colored auroras in the sky at night. The northern lights can only be seen from very northern latitudes typically. Earlier this week, predictions were that people down into the northern United States might be able to see the auroras in the sky. Forecasters … Continue reading

There’s no logging off from race in video games

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Opinion: ‘Remember when games were for escapism…’

Andaz Singapore Testing New Basic Economy Room Rate

25View from the Wing / 9h
The Andaz Singapore is taking a page from airline Basic Economy fares, offering a new ‘room only’ rate. When you think of room only, you may assume that it simply excludes breakfast or other inclusions. In this case they mean it literally: you can stay in the room, but have no access to the hotel’s gym or pool. This also lets them sell rooms for less on third party websites without running afoul

No reserve 2017 Ford GT with matching chronograph and trailer heads to auction

SlashGear / 9h
One of the most desirable American supercars ever made is the second-generation Ford GT. Ford made these cars in very limited numbers, and even if you had the money, you couldn’t simply buy one. Ford had to approve all buyers of the second-generation Ford GT, and the owners weren’t allowed to sell the vehicles for two years after purchase. The … Continue reading

Get a Dozen Doughnuts for $1 at Krispy Kreme to Celebrate the 'Day of the Dozens'

1KLifehacker / 10h
You’ve probably heard of Pi Day, celebrated each year on March 14 (aka 3.14), but what about the Day of the Dozens? Yeah, we hadn’t either. But apparently it’s an annual thing at Krispy Kreme, and it’s today: December 12th, or 12/12. Here’s what to know about the doughnut-related festivities, including how to get a… Read more...

How to Clear Your Recently Played List on Spotify

42How-To Geek / 10h
Thank to Spotify’s “Recently Played” section, there’s no hiding your secret music vices. If you want to keep your music habits secret, you’ll need to clear the entries from your Spotify “Recently Played” list by following these steps. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Cyberpunk 2077 shows why DLSS is pretty much mandatory for 4K next-gen gaming

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Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs: Legion look amazing, but wow are they hard to run. Hopefully DLSS doesn't become a requirement.

NASA will live stream the total solar eclipse on December 14

100+SlashGear / 10h
Total solar eclipses are exciting celestial events that can be difficult to view. The difficulty comes in that you can’t simply look at the sun; you need special equipment. Another challenge to space watchers who want to see the solar eclipse is that it’s not visible from all parts of the world. NASA will livestream the only total solar eclipse … Continue reading

2021 Will Launch the Platinum Age of Piracy

400+Wired / 10h
And Disney, with its rich in-person experience offerings, is poised to be the biggest winner of all.

A Delivery Service for Dental Night Guards? I Wouldn't Bite

82Wired / 10h
The newest trend in oral care lets you skip the dentist's office by taking molds of your teeth at home and having a protective night guard mailed to you.

How to Unpair Two Amazon Echo Alexa Speakers in a Stereo Pair

How-To Geek / 10h
Pairing a set of Amazon Echo smart speakers is a cheap and easy way to bring stereo sound to your home. But need to move your Amazon Alexa speakers around? Here’s how to unpair your stereo Echo speakers. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Next 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Cartoon Will Be a Netflix Original

How-To Geek / 10h
Sonic is an undeniable creature of the video game world, long considered the cross-company rival to Mario. But he’s had almost as long a history in cartoons and comics as has in games: to date, there have been no less than five Sonic animated TV shows, plus the live-action movie. In 2022, the sixth one will come to Netflix. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Ask the cruise director: How can a cruise director improve my voyage?

The Points Guy / 10h
One of the most popular cruise directors of the past decade, Matt Mitcham, is offering his insights to cruise fans in a series of pieces for The Points Guy. Presented in a question-and-answer-type format, the pieces originally appeared in The Points Guy’s cruise newsletter ( sign up here ). Mitcham retired from Carnival Cruise Line in August. Today’s question for Matt: How can a cruise director i

SpaceX aborts Sirius XM satellite launch, will try again tomorrow

SlashGear / 10h
SpaceX intended to launch a new satellite into orbit for Sirius XM satellite radio on Friday, December 11. At less than a minute to go, the launch was stopped to give controllers an opportunity for additional system checks. SpaceX was 30 seconds away from launching its Falcon 9 rocket at 12:55 PM EST at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in … Continue reading

Download These Holiday Zoom Backgrounds for Your Virtual Visits This Month

62Lifehacker / 10h
The good news is that you probably have fewer holiday parties and other gatherings than usual this year—and the ones you do have don’t (or at least shouldn’t) require you to get off the couch or go outside. The bad news is that most of these are probably taking place over Zoom, FaceTime or some other type of video… Read more...

Disney bumps 2022 theatrical release dates for several big movies

SlashGear / 10h
Disney has bumped the theatrical releases of several anticipated movies, including Black Panther 2, later into 2022. The news first arrived as part of Disney at Investor Day, with additional details dropping soon after. Though the changes aren’t extreme, they do mean fans will have to wait a few extra months for certain movies to premiere. It’s not uncommon for … Continue reading

8 new TV shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and more this weekend

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The latest shows premiering or returning to streaming services in the UK and US.

How to Add Google Assistant’s Interpreter Mode to Your Home Screen

36How-To Geek / 11h
Google Assistant has so many features that it can be hard to keep track of them all. One of the most futuristic and powerful features is Interpreter Mode. If you use this feature often, you should create a home screen shortcut. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

From our stacks: Illustration from A Catland Companion. Classic cats by Louis Wain and many...

Music, Arts & Literature / 11h
From our stacks: Illustration from A Catland Companion . Classic cats by Louis Wain and many others. John Sylvester & Anne Mobbs. New York: Summit Books, 1991.

Snag up To 47% off Popular Alienware Peripherals and Accessories Right Now

44Gizmodo / 11h
25% Off Select Alienware Accessories | Amazon

Why is Everyone Talking About 'Cyberpunk 2077'?

37How-To Geek / 11h
If you’ve been on the internet in the last year, there’s one thing you’ve read about. And it’s not Cyberpunk 2077. But if you’ve read about two things … okay, maybe it wouldn’t be Cyberpunk, either. 2020 is a lot. But if you’re even remotely interested in video games, you’ve heard about it, and you might be wondering, what’s the big deal? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kids are sick of Zoom too—so their teachers are getting creative

300+MIT Technology Review / 11h
A few times a week, Vincent Buyssens’s students in Antwerp, Belgium’s Thomas More University College get on Instagram while he’s lecturing about creative strategy. They swipe through stories, add posts to their profile, and get lost in rabbit holes. But they’re not being surreptitious about it; in fact, Buyssens requires those taking his college course to use the app. The more they scroll during

New Star Wars movies and TV shows: every announcement explained

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The future of Star Wars is mostly coming to Disney Plus, as Lucasfilm reveals what's next for a galaxy far, far away.

Top Christmas gifts for home cooks

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Buying Christmas gifts can be hard, but these are the best gifts for passionate home chefs and bakers.

Japan Airlines Rewarding Customers Who Choose To Skip Meals

56View from the Wing / 11h
Japan Airlines has a new cost-saving measure they're testing on Bangkok - Tokyo Haneda overnight flights (JL flight 34): letting customers choose in advance to skip meal service in exchange for an amenity kit. Continue reading ...

An Atlas Shows Climate Change Is Pushing Birds Further North

500+Wired / 11h
Data from 120,000 birdwatchers in 48 countries shows forest birds have expanded their range while area occupied by farmland birds has shrunk.

10 Best Google Pixel 5 Cases

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These are the best Google Pixel 5 cases available to protect your phone and keep it looking nice and new. This year the phone is made from metal and plastic, so there’s no fragile glass on the back. However, you’ll still want some sort of Pixel 5 protection. Whether you want something rugged, heavy-duty, a stylish case, one super slim, … Continue reading

The classic video game remakes and remasters that took the edge off 2020

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In a year of endless uncertainty and monotony, where a pleasure as simple as eating out at a favorite restaurant has warped into an inadvisable health risk, video games were there to help us get through it all. Normally, I’m all over new releases and fresh takes on ongoing series, but in 2020 I gravitated toward a different pool of games: remakes and remasters. It was a year filled with them, bri

Meet a young activist who's suing the government over climate change

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When Hurricane Sandy hit Vic Barrett’s home, he was 12. It was the first time the weather had genuinely scared him — all his running water stopped working, and his mother also seemed scared as she bought jugs of water from a grocery store with nearly emptied-out shelves. It wasn’t just his community. Watching the news, he remembers seeing the New York City subway flooding and damage across New Yo

The cheapest 1TB microSD card has just launched with a surprising freebie

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It comes with - wait for it - a free 20,000mAh portable charger

Fall Guys Season 3 revealed: Release date, skins, and new levels

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As promised, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout season three was fully revealed as part of The Game Awards, giving players a look at what they can expect when the new content drops on Tuesday. As previously teased, the new season will have a winter theme, plus it will bring new levels and skins. Earlier this month, the Fall Guys developer team … Continue reading

The Apple AirPods Max prove touch controls aren’t good enough on headphones… yet

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The AirPods Max eschew voguish touch controls in favor of an Apple Watch-style dial.

The Christchurch shooter and YouTube’s radicalization trap

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Enlarge (credit: Kai Schwoerer | Getty Images ) YouTube, Facebook, and other social media platforms were instrumental in radicalizing the terrorist who killed 51 worshippers in a March 2019 attack on two New Zealand mosques, according to a new report from the country’s government. Online radicalization experts speaking with WIRED say that, while platforms have cracked down on extremist content si

How to Install the RetroArch Emulator on Xbox Series X or S

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Thanks to Developer Mode on the Xbox Series X and S, you can install emulators like RetroArch. Turn your Xbox Series X or S into a retro gaming powerhouse and emulate the PS2, GameCube, Dreamcast, and more, all without impacting your abi