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For the second time ever, an asteroid sample returns to Earth

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Enlarge Early on Sunday morning, the skies above a secluded military complex in central Australia will be brightened by a fireball plummeting to Earth. It will be a flamboyant homecoming for the sample return capsule from Hayabusa2, a Japanese spacecraft launched almost exactly six years ago on a mission to shoot an ancient asteroid and steal some of its dirt. If the capsule survives its fiery de

Tesla’s racially diverse workforce is led mostly by white men, internal report shows

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Tesla’s top leadership positions skew white and male with just 4% of those roles going to Black employees, according to the company’s first diversity and inclusion report released Friday. The report shows that overall the company, which has factories in California, Nevada and New York, has a workforce that includes women as well as Black, Hispanic and Asian employees. Some 60% of its workforce is

The PS5's best feature is finally getting the most out of the Xbox controller

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The PS5 has helped encourage more developers to finally take advantage of the Xbox Series X controller's most overlooked feature.

'The Last of Us' lead Neil Druckmann becomes Naughty Dog co-president

Engadget / 25min
Naughty Dog has a new co-president, and it’s the creative director behind some of its most popular titles. The company has announced that Neil Druckmann, who led the development for The Last of Us franchise as well as for Uncharted 4 , has been promoted to co-president. Druckmann was a programmer and a designer before he was named as Vice President in March 2018 while The Last of Us Part II was s

Voyager probes detect a new form of cosmic ray burst from the Sun

43Engadget / 38min
The Voyager probes are still contributing to science over 40 years later and billions of miles from home. Researchers have detected a new form of cosmic ray electron burst using instruments aboard Voyager 1 and 2. Coronal mass ejections from the Sun created shockwaves that first manifested as near-light-speed electron waves, followed by plasma waves and then the shockwaves themselves. The electro

“Bye Karen!” Passengers Yell As Mask Refusenik Escorted Off Flight By Cops

View from the Wing / 55min
Fox & Friends writer Griffin Frank shared video of a passenger confronted by a Frontier Airlines employee over their refusal to wear a mask on board. The passenger would probably have gotten away with ignoring the mask request, and been on her way, but while the employee was still in earshot she started cursing. And that's what got her removed, a ban from the airline, and a round of applause and

Ava DuVernay Is Working With the CW to Adapt DC's Naomi

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As introduced in 2019's Naomi: Season One , Naomi McDuffie is a normal enough girl. Until she discovers her magic powers. And that she’s from an alternate Earth. You know, it happens. Read more...

Google fired a prominent AI ethicist, and her former colleagues are up in arms

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Google just can't help alienating large swaths of its employee base. More than 1,530 (and counting) Google employees have signed an open letter decrying the company's summary firing of the prominent artificial intelligence expert, Dr. Timnit Gebru. Dr. Gebru announced her dismissal Wednesday, which followed an internal email she sent regarding the lack of women being hired at the company and an o

Oppo explores phones with removable camera modules

69Engadget / 2h
Phone makers have tried eliminating unsightly selfie cameras by hiding them under the display or even flipping up the rear camera , but Oppo may solve that through an unusual method: putting the camera in your hands. According to 91Mobiles , Oppo is patenting a removable camera module for smartphones. If you wanted to take a selfie or take more over a shot, you’d just have to pull the module from

Review: Freaky is a familiar-but-fun riff on the classic body swap concept

32Ars Technica / 2h
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton star as a serial killer and a high school student who swap bodies in the new horror comedy Freaky , written and directed by Christopher Landon. Walt Disney Studios struck the proverbial motherlode in 1976 with its now-classic body-swap comedy Freaky Friday , starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris as a daughter and mother who switch bodies. Both Foster and Harris

Elon Musk Is Reportedly Heading to Texas for a Tax Break

32Gizmodo / 2h
Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is reportedly gearing up to permanently decamp to Texas in an effort to take advantage of the Lone Star State’s lack of personal income taxes. Read more...

The First Impressions of Wonder Woman 1984 Are In, and It Sounds Like a Fitting Sequel and '80s Tribute

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Wonder Woman 1984 comes out soon, and critics recently got their first preview screening. Which means we’ve got reactions. The film, a sequel to Wonder Woman , is Patty Jenkins’s love letter to the 1980s, starring Pedro Pascal as Max Lord and Kristen Wiig as Cheetah alongside returning players Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Read more...

Get a Humidifier You Can Fill From the Top or Control via Wi-Fi for Just $40

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HBO Max creator might roll out two more streaming services

42Engadget / 2h
WarnerMedia might not be content to pin most of its streaming hopes on HBO Max . As Gizmodo reports , The Information sources claim WarnerMedia is discussing launches for two more streaming services. One would be a paid CNN service that might ditch the usual 24-hour news in favor of deep-dive originals and international content. The other potential service would be a free, ad-supported offering w

Now Is the Time to Buy a Real Christmas Tree

60Lifehacker / 3h
If you’ve found yourself reaching for the ornaments and garland earlier than usual this year, you’re not alone: being stuck inside our homes thanks to the pandemic has prompted many people to get a jumpstart on their holiday decorating. And if your plans to deck your halls involve a live fir/Christmas tree, and you… Read more...

It’s holiday season for tech unicorns

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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 . Did you follow all of the unicorn news from the last couple of weeks? No? Here’s a list of headlines to catch you up, because this holiday season is already featuring mega acquisitions, even more IPO filings, and a steady drumbeat of fundraises. Someh

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe returns its asteroid sample to Earth

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100+Engadget / 3h
Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has successfully returned an asteroid sample to Earth more than a year after first touching down on Ryugu . JAXA has confirmed that the sample capsule touched down in Australia in the early morning of December 6th local time. The cargo carrier had a relatively lengthy descent, starting its burn through the atmosphere at about 12:28PM Eastern before opening its parachute ab

First reactions to 'Wonder Woman 1984' describe a wonderful, hopeful, original sequel

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A group of film critics have released their first reactions to the full cut of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 , and their responses are near unanimously positive. Critics called the film, which is a follow up to 2017's well received Wonder Woman, an "absolute blast," "a wonderful movie for this moment in time," and an "uplifting" film that "takes big swings" and builds to "an original final act

[Roundup] Get 18 Years Of Free Hotel Stays If You Make A Baby On Valentine’s Day

View from the Wing / 3h
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 ...

Bank Workers Could Get the Covid-19 Vaccine Ahead of Most Americans

20Gizmodo / 3h
Bank tellers may get to skip the line to receive the covid-19 vaccine once it becomes available, jumping ahead of those who are at an increased risk for severe symptoms from the virus such as people 65 and older or who have preexisting conditions. Read more...

President Obama settled the greatest internet debates of our time for Jimmy Fallon

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The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon took the golden opportunity of having Barack Obama on the show to put the 44th POTUS in a position to weigh in on some of our culture's greatest debates: New York pizza or Chicago deep dish? Edge piece brownie or middle piece brownie? Is a hot dog a sandwich? Plus many more pressing questions. Obama took his answers seriously and laid down his judgement fairly,

Get $500 for Giving Feedback on Dog Toys

59Lifehacker / 3h
Sure, having a dog comes with countless mental and physical health benefits —not to mention companionship at a time when people may otherwise be alone for months on end. But does that precious pooch ever contribute to the household expenses? Probably not (unless they are employed as a guard dog for someone who hates… Read more...

Five DIY kits that make excellent holiday gifts

24Engadget / 4h
The DIY spirit is alive and well these days, especially with individuals who have a technical mind. Regardless of age, these people enjoy working on and completing projects — they just need the resources, tools and a bit of direction to make it happen. If you have a DIYer in your life, you'll want to check out this roundup of six DIY kits that make excellent gifts for the holidays. 1. Circuit Scr

Google Fi users get bill credit for ditching their old non-VoLTE phones

SlashGear / 4h
If you’re a Google Fi customer and you’re still using an older phone that doesn’t support voice over LTE (VoLTE), you’ll soon have to upgrade or risk losing cellular service. To encourage its customers to upgrade from their old devices, Google Fi is now offering a bill credit to subscribers who have a non-VoLTE handset active on the network. There’s … Continue reading

Tesla cuts Full Self-Driving upgrade price by $1,000 for some customers

30Engadget / 4h
Tesla might have hiked the price of Full Self-Driving for many customers, but others are getting a break. Electrek has discovered that Tesla quietly cut the price of a Full Self-Driving upgrade to $5,000, a $1,000 drop, for customers who bought Enhanced Autopilot . That’s still not a trivial purchase, but it might be easier to justify if you’re pining for Navigate on Autopilot , Autopark and othe

Top Christmas gifts for PlayStation gamers: from the PS5 to cool merchandise

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Got a PlayStation lover in your life but don’t know what to get them for Christmas? We've got you covered.

Have an iPhone 11? Apple might owe you a free screen replacement.

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Hey, would you look at that? Apple just admitted to a mistake. No, the company that called ditching the headphone jack " courage " is not once again adopting the beloved universal standard. Rather, Apple admitted that some iPhone 11 screens may be defective — and it's offering to replace them, for free. According to the announcement on Apple's website, an unspecified number of iPhone 11s are affe

Cruise ships that restarted in Europe over the summer are shutting back down

21The Points Guy / 4h
The comeback of cruising that began over the summer in Europe started to stall in October as coronavirus cases surged. And now it’s in full reversal mode. Two of the biggest lines to restart limited sailings in Europe in recent months — MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises — this week said they would pause all voyages in the coming days due to growing travel restrictions brought on by higher coronavirus

Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ casts fresh characters in a familiar story

88TechCrunch / 4h
“Happiest Season,” a new film on Hulu, feels like a traditional, Christmas-themed romantic comedy — with one important exception. The movie stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as Abby and Harper, a lesbian couple who are visiting Harper’s parents for the holidays. As they drive back to Harper’s childhood home, she makes a big confession: Despite what she’s told Abby previous, she never actu

Thanks PS5 and Xbox Series X for making ray tracing cool

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Thanks to the PS5 and Xbox Series X, ray tracing is seemingly everywhere right now, and that's super freaking cool.

Daniel Radcliffe revealed why he's not on Twitter while crushing the 'Hot Ones' gauntlet

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe closed out Season 13 of the popular chicken wing–eating webseries Hot Ones with a memorable interview and an even more memorable dedication to completing the entire Hot Ones gauntlet. While he chomped on a series of increasingly spicy wings, host Sean Evans peppered him with questions about his work on indie films, Broadway, and of course Harry Potter . Some of

Plant-based foods study finds blood type diets are bunk

SlashGear / 5h
A recent study on plant-based diets found that eating these foods resulted in an increase in the post-meal caloric burn, as recently reported. That same study also happened to find that the so-called ‘blood type diet’ is bunk, as the participants experienced similar benefits regardless of their blood types, according to the researchers. The blood type diet has been around … Continue reading

Joe Makes an Awkward Introduction in New Soul Clip

42Gizmodo / 5h
Joe Gardner, the protagonist of Soul , wants one thing: to be a successful jazz musician . He might just get there. But it’s going to be rough going. Read more...

This Week in Apps: The year’s best apps, 2020’s biggest downloads, the App Store’s newest hire

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People now spend three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re als

Why Sapphire’s Jai Das thinks the Salesforce-Slack deal could succeed

100+TechCrunch / 5h
Who says that chats about enterprise software have to be boring? They don’t, we learned during our conversation earlier this week with Sapphire’s Jai Das , a pleasant time that touched on a host of topics including startup sectors, his investing group’s capital base and, of course, the Slack-Salesforce deal . Our conversation took place about an hour before the deal was formally announced, but th

Strategies For Easily Earning Hyatt Globalist Status

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World of Hyatt Globalist is my favorite hotel status out there, and in 2021 it’ll be easier to earn than ever before, thanks to a recent announcement from World of Hyatt. There are so many different promotions right now that it seems to be causing confusion among some members. In this post I wanted to recap the promotions that make it easy to earn status, and then talk about some of the best stra

All you need to know about the pre-flight ‘walk-around’

The Points Guy / 5h
As pilots, your safety is our first, second and third priority. Come to think of it, it’s probably our fourth priority, too. With that in mind, we take the physical condition of the aircraft extremely seriously. Before each flight, in addition to the checks the engineers complete, one of the pilots will always conduct an exterior “walk-around” of the aircraft to ensure that they are happy with it

More Than 1,500 Google Employees Sign Petition Condemning Firing of Black AI Ethicist Timnit Gebru

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More than 1,500 Google employees and some 2,000 academic, industry, and civil society supporters have signed a petition protesting the termination of Timnit Gebru, a Black scientist and artificial intelligence ethicist who claims that she was fired by Google after she raised concerns about the company’s diversity… Read more...

Spider-Man: Miles Morales has the most authentic character of 2020

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We speak to voice actor Natasha Ofili and Insomniac about creating the character of Hailey Cooper in Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Apple is replacing unresponsive iPhone 11 screens for free

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Apple says "a small percentage" of iPhone 11 handsets could develop problems with the touchscreen.

6 ways Android phones could use the iPhone 12 Pro’s LiDAR scanner tech

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With a decade of self-driving car experience, Google may be better positioned than Apple to make the most of the cutting-edge depth sensor.

Apple released three iPads in 2020. Which is right for you?

57Mashable / 5h
It's safe to say that Apple has released a ton of products in 2020, including three new iPads: iPad Pro , iPad Air, and the standard iPad (eighth generation). Each tablet not only comes in different sizes but is also equipped with a different processor, and a variety of storage configurations. So, you might be a little confused about which one to purchase. Depending on the iPad and its particular

ICYMI: We take a deep dive into macOS Big Sur

48Engadget / 5h
Although last week was a short one due to the holiday, we still spent time reviewing some new gadgets like the Akai MPC Live II controller and the Logitech Folio Touch iPad Keyboard. The former is a highly portable, all-in-one production device with plenty of inputs, while the latter is a third-party keyboard case with features that rival Apple’s own offerings. This week, we got back into the swi

Saturn and Jupiter will form the “Christmas Star” this month

23SlashGear / 6h
2020 has been a dumpster fire in most aspects, but there have been some bright spots for amateur astronomers and sky watchers. Another event is happening in the nighttime sky this month that skywatchers will want to pay attention to. In the nighttime sky, Jupiter and Saturn are meeting up, something they do every 20 years. The big deal about … Continue reading

Ford Performance teases new Megazilla crate engine

SlashGear / 6h
In an era where most automotive manufacturers are moving to smaller displacement engines with turbos to improve performance and fuel efficiency at the same time, it’s nice to see that the venerable V-8 engine isn’t disappearing. Ford made truck and V-8 fans happy when it unveiled its 7.3-liter V-8 truck engine used in current Super Duty trucks. That engine carries … Continue reading

Hitting the Books: An analog computer ushered in the video game era

44Engadget / 6h
Long disparaged by the Baby Boomer generation as either a childish distraction or a l eading cause for the downfall of civilization , video games have weathered that criticism and grown into the dominant storytelling medium of the modern world — not to mention a $136 billion industry. In his latest book, Becoming a Video Game Designer , journalist Daniel Noah Halpern examines the career of gaming

Fired Amazon worker gets a court hearing over retaliation claims

46Engadget / 6h
Amazon workers alleging retaliation over whistleblowing and labor organization will get at least one day in court. BuzzFeed News has learned that the National Labor Relations Board has granted former worker Courtney Bowden a hearing before an administrative law judge on March 9th, 2021. The NLRB found enough merit in Bowden’s claims that Amazon had been “interfering with, restraining, and coercin

Cargo Dragon 2 launch scrubbed due to bad weather

SlashGear / 6h
SpaceX plans to launch a mission to resupply the ISS today, but that flight has been scrubbed. The launch attempt was meant to happen on Saturday, December 5, but weather conditions forced the launch to be scrubbed hours before liftoff. SpaceX has a backup launch window at 1117 EST on December 6 if weather conditions are more favorable at the … Continue reading

How to Send Selfie Stickers on Instagram

How-To Geek / 6h
So you have tried sending emoji, stickers, and even GIFs as responses. But nothing quite captures your exact expression. Instagram DMs’ selfie stickers solve this very important problem. Here’s how to send selfie stickers (with animated emojis) on Instagram. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Saturday's Best Deals: LG NanoCell 65-Inch Smart 4K TV, Aiper HEPA Air Purifier, Beats3 Wireless Headphones, Soothing K-Beauty Products, Top-Fill Humidifier, and More

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An LG 65-inch NanoCell 4K smart TV and discounts on Korean beauty brand Madeca Derma products lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

Tesla released its diversity numbers and, well, what did you expect?

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For the first time in the company's 17 year history, Tesla has publicly released statistics on the gender and racial makeup of its almost 50,000 employees. As reported by CNBC , Tesla's leadership is comprised of 59 percent white people and 83 percent males. Further statistics show that women of all races make up 20 percent of the non-leadership workforce. Black people are 10 percent of that work

Saturday's Best Deals: LG NanoCell 65-Inch Smart 4K TV, Aiper HEPA Air Purifier, Beats3 Wireless Headphones, Soothing K-Beauty Products, Top-Fill Humidifier, and More

88Lifehacker / 6h
An LG 65-inch NanoCell 4K smart TV and discounts on Korean beauty brand Madeca Derma products lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

The Batman's Matt Reeves Will Co-Produce Switchboard, a 1940s-Set Horror Movie

63Gizmodo / 6h
Unfortunately, it’s not a remake of Witchboard , which would be both hilarious and amazing, but Switchboard will put a period spin on one of horror’s most well-worn tropes: the killer who loves talking on the phone almost as much as he loves taking lives. Read more...

China now has the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope

21SlashGear / 7h
The iconic Arecibo radio telescope had another cable snap recently, resulting in the complete collapse and destruction of the telescope. It was the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, but with its demise, China now lays claim to that title. The Chinese Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is now the largest and last massive single-dish radio telescope globally. The Chinese telescope

Wales vs Italy live stream: how to watch Nations Cup rugby online from anywhere today

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Our guide explains how to get an Wales vs Italy live stream and watch Autumn Nations Cup rugby online today wherever you are in the world.

Disney is latest line to extend cruise cancellations

The Points Guy / 7h
The magic at sea is now on hold until at least March. Disney Cruise Line is joining Carnival Cruise Line , Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises in canceling all sailings through at least the end of February due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The four-ship brand on Friday said two of its vessels, Disney Magic and Disney Dream, won’t return to service until at least March 1. Disney Fan

With 3 Billion Packages to Go, Online Shopping Faces Tough Holiday Test

100+NYT > Technology / 7h
The season is adding pressure on retailers, strained by a pandemic surge in e-commerce and limited by shippers, to deliver gifts on time.

The Morning After: Oscar Isaac is going to play Solid Snake

87Engadget / 7h
Proving that some things will always stay the same, Apple dropped in a Friday night announcement about iPhone 11 screen repairs . If your device is one of the “small percentage” of units that experiences touch issues due to an issue with the display module, then you can plug its serial number into the support site to find out if you’re in line for a free replacement. However, I’m still stuck on t

Matthew Perry drops limited edition 'Friends' merch for coronavirus relief

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Could this BE a better holiday gift for the Friends fandom? Matthew Perry, A.K.A. Chandler Bing, just dropped a two-week limited collection of Chandler-themed apparel on the Represent web store to support coronavirus relief. Perry revealed the collection in an Instagram post and a Tweet, both of which include a picture of the sitcom star donning a white tee from his new line. What is this, a limi

How to Add a Traffic Report Using Google Maps

48How-To Geek / 7h
Traffic reports in Google Maps allow you to quickly determine if the route you’re taking is busy or not. If you’re a passenger on the road, you can update Google Maps by adding your own traffic reports. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Federal Government Spends Money On Billboards Questioning The Safety Of Air Travel

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Should the National Railroad Passenger Corporation really be spending money on billboard ads questioning the safety of airlines, which another federal agency is responsible for ensuring? Continue reading ...

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I love my embarrassing lumbar support pillow

Mashable / 7h
Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. It brings me no joy to admit that LeBron James and I probably wouldn't have a ton to talk about at a party. But in the (very likely, if you ask me) event that we cross paths one day, I know we'll have one common passion to discuss: lumbar support. You may have seen photos of James — on vacation, in a h

Hyundai issues recall on three vehicle models for engine trouble

SlashGear / 8h
It’s been a bad few months for Hyundai. Earlier this month, Hyundai and Kia were fined a combined $210 million over vehicle recalls having to do with potential engine fires, among other reasons. This week Hyundai announced that it planned to recall about 130,000 vehicles in the United States due to a risk of engine failure. The recall covers certain … Continue reading

Moto G9 Power to launch in India on December 8

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Moto G9 will launch in India next week. It features a massive battery and a 64MP camera setup.

How to Hide Favorites on Safari’s New Tab Page on iPhone and iPad

20How-To Geek / 8h
Normally, Safari on iPhone and iPad displays a list of Favorites on its blank pages whenever you open a new window or tab. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a simple and obvious way to disable this, but there is a way to do it. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Our first family trip during the pandemic: An escape to mountains in North Carolina

The Points Guy / 8h
This was supposed to be the year of the bucket-list trip for us. My wife and I had both planned to take extended time off from work as we carefully crafted our month-long adventure throughout Southeast Asia with our kids. As we watched the pandemic sweep the globe, we knew we’d have to cancel our aspirational trip to the Far East and put it off for another year at least. Since the start of the pa

JAXA’s Hayabusa2 will return its samples to Earth today

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SlashGear / 8h
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been working on its Hayabusa2 mission for a long time. Late last month, we mentioned that the spacecraft was nearing home and preparing to drop off its samples from on and under the surface of an asteroid called Ryugu. Today is the day samples will be returned. JAXA says the samples will be … Continue reading

These Ugly Sweaters From Microsoft Are a Perfect Gift for the Geek in Your Life

26How-To Geek / 8h
It’s that time of year again. Get out your wallets and start buying ugly sweaters for your loved ones! This time around, Microsoft has your back. The company is offering three different designs: MS Paint, Windows XP, and Windows 95. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Twitch LGBTQIA+ tags: do they work?

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As LGBTQIA+ streamers strive to be seen and heard on Twitch, is the current tag system doing more harm than good?

From Homer to He-Man: Immortals Fenyx Rising is the cartoon caper of open world games

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Cartoon charm wins us over, despite the obvious Breath of the Wild comparisons.

Watch Decades of Solar Activity in 47 Minutes

84Lifehacker / 8h
Have you gotten to the point where you’ve already watched all of Netflix? Do you long for the sun, now that the days are the shortest of the year? Have you always wanted to stare at the sun, but were told it was bad for your eyes? Well, now’s your chance to get an up-close look at the sun, and see what it has been up… Read more...

How to Enable Holiday Sounds on Ring Video Doorbells

45How-To Geek / 8h
After putting out spooky sounds for Halloween, Ring has brought some new holiday sounds to its video doorbells and chimes! The company has several more options compared to the Nest Hello, but they’re just as easy to enable—here’s how! Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Physicists Are Closer to Knowing the Size of a Proton … Sort of

200+Wired / 8h
A new and potentially improved measurement of a proton’s charge radius brings scientists closer to an answer. But the issue is still unresolved.

Noise expands audio portfolio in India - six new devices launched

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This is one of the broadest category of launches by the Indian company which has grown its smart watches segment in recent times.

The hunt to replace DevaCurl, every curly girl’s fallen savior

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Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. Almost a year ago today, I suffered one of the greatest betrayals of my life. OK, that's dramatic. But it's hard to overstate the magnitude of shook the curly hair community was back in January 2020. It all started when influencer Ayesha Malik posted a tearful and scathing video warning her roughly 250

Pistol from James Bond movie Dr. No sells for huge sum at auction

SlashGear / 9h
The classic James Bond movie Dr. No that starred Sean Connery in 1962 was the subject of a recent prop auction, one that involved the Walther PP pistol used by the actor. The auction was surprising as the prop ended up selling for considerably more than experts had estimated at $256,000 USD. Dr. No is the first movie in the … Continue reading

5 ways to get the most bang for your buck on a Royal Caribbean cruise

The Points Guy / 9h
So, you’re heading on your first Royal Caribbean Cruise? The line is known for its mega-ships and first-of-its-kind world-class entertainment at sea. The voyage is worth every penny but the costs can add up between your cruise fare, taxes and port charges, and extras likes beverage packages and specialty dining. If you’re investing in a Royal Caribbean cruise, here are the best ways to get the mo

How to Change the Video Playback Speed on Netflix

55How-To Geek / 9h
We often sit through an episode or movie on Netflix, even though it feels like a drag. Sometimes all it needs is to be sped up. With Netflix’s playback speed tool, you can increase the movie or show’s pace. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Democratizing edtech: Spayee platform facilitates digital learning

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Market research reports have estimated that India's edtech market could see an addressable base of close to 40 million plaid users over the next four years.

This excellent iPhone 11 Pro deal is still live post-Black Friday at just £44 a month

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iPhone 11 Pro deals have come down in price, including this excellent offer on the Three network.

Samsung Galaxy S21 may leave older Gear smartwatches behind

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Older Gear devices from 2013 and 2014 are reportedly going to be incompatible with the 2021 Samsung handsets.

Best Netflix Christmas movies: 15 family-friendly holiday films you can stream now

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Looking for the best Christmas movies on Netflix? We've picked out 15 of our festive holiday favorites.

What is 'Immortals Fenyx Rising' and Is It for You?

How-To Geek / 9h
Ubisoft’s latest game and newest franchise is finally upon us. Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly called “God and Monsters”) is an interesting game for the studio, with plenty of comparisons already being drawn to games both inside and outside of Ubisoft’s resume. But what’s the game like really? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

New analysis: Extreme flows in US streams are rising

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Enlarge / Flooding in Midland, Michigan in May 2020 after heavy rains caused the failure of two dams. (credit: NASA EO ) Climate change involves direct consequences on the cycling of water through our environment. The warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, making intense rainstorms dump even more water than they used to. On the flip side, warmer air can suck even more moisture out of the ground t

Industry Debate: Are Co-Brand Credit Cards Better Than Bank Rewards Cards?

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Last year Airline Information asked me to debate Stifel analyst Joe DeNardi on whether airlines should spin off their frequent flyer programs . I argued that they should not, that they were more valuable with incentives aligned through common ownership. This year Airline Information again asked me to do a debate as part of their loyalty industry conference. This time I squared off against Charanp

Bimbos are good, actually

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The bimbo is back and Gen Z is reclaiming it with a leftist flair. The modern bimbo is hyperfeminine, embraces their hotness, and rejects the capitalist mentality that they must showcase marketable skills. Bimbofication isn't exclusively for cis women — everyone who aligns themselves with femininity and finds joy in being ditzy can identify as a bimbo. Above all, the modern bimbo isn't necessaril

Another Victim of Global Warming: The Great British Bake Off

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Increasing summer temperatures are proving a menace to butter, chocolates, and baked Alaska.

This Is the Perfect Bedroom Guitar Amp

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The Positive Grid Spark will inspire you to step out of your musical wheelhouse.

How to Copy Nintendo Switch Screenshots to a Mac Over USB

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If you want to copy screenshots or videos from your Nintendo Switch to a Mac via USB cable, it’s now possible with System Update 11.0.0 or later. You’ll just need to use a free program called Android File Transfer on macOS—here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ireland vs Scotland live stream: how to watch Nations Cup rugby free anywhere today

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Our guide explains how to get an Ireland vs Scotland live stream and watch Autumn Nations Cup rugby online today wherever you are in the world.

The CW has yet another DC Comics superhero TV series in the works

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The CW is adapting yet another DC Comics character into a TV show, it has been announced. Called Naomi, the series will revolve around a teenage girl named Naomi from a small northwestern town in her journey to discover her origins and her own powers. The news comes only weeks after it was revealed that The CW is working on … Continue reading

Why isn't Nintendogs a mobile game already?

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Nintendogs took the world by storm in 2005, and I’m pretty sure it would do the same in 2020.

'Call of Duty' season one update will launch December 16th

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War launched last month and brought the shooter series to a new generation of consoles, and now its first major content update is about to arrive. While the “season one” batch of additions were scheduled to arrive on December 10th, its developers have announced they’re pushing things back to December 16th . That gives them a few more days to work out any issues on a ga

20 Smart Gifts to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine

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Give your loved ones the gift of feeling fabulous with these tools and sets.

Why Do Keyboards Have a Windows Key? Here’s Where It Started

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If you use Windows, you might have wondered about the small key with the Windows logo on your keyboard. It opens the Start menu and performs useful shortcuts, but where did it come from? Why is it there? Let’s take a look. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Dragon Age 4 will make an appearance at The Game Awards

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EA has confirmed that there will be a Dragon Age 4 reveal during The Game Awards in December.

Here's why the PS5 and Xbox Series X launches were always bound to be a disaster

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Retail websites couldn’t handle the sudden spike in traffic as consumers fought to purchase the new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

The NIH’s top vaccine maker wants Warp Speed to be the new normal

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Enlarge (credit: Krisana Antharith | Getty Images) If the first vaccines against COVID-19 really do start coming online in a couple of weeks, that’ll be a blazingly fast scientific achievement—from new virus to new vaccine in just about 12 months, faster than ever before, and using a new vaccine technology , too. Amazing! And also only sort of true, because the path of the two vaccines likeliest

Snapdragon 888 powered phones to watch out for in 2021

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At the virtual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020 came the expected announcement of Qualcomm’s best chipset that’ll set the benchmark for phones in 2021. The Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform is loaded with immense firepower and an AI brain that lets it do more than just data processing. Along with the remarkable CPU and GPU performance, the 5nm architecture-based chipset opens up … Continue reading

Smarty's incredible 50GB for £12/pm SIM only deal ends in a few days

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Over Black Friday, this was one of the best SIM only deals available. However, it's coming to an end soon.

Police Drones Are Starting to Think for Themselves

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In one Southern California city, flying drones with artificial intelligence are aiding investigations while presenting new civil rights questions.

Dive into the real estate world with a $40 course bundle

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TL;DR: Learn more about real estate with the Complete Real Estate Investing: Learn to Fix and Flip, Step-by-Step Bundle , on sale for $39.99 as of Dec. 5. You don't have to be on Selling Sunset to get real estate investment guidance from actual pros. The Complete Real Estate Investing: Learn to Fix and Flip, Step-by-Step Bundle is a series of online courses designed to guide you through the world

This mini exercise bike fits under your desk — and it's on sale

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TL;DR: Work out while you work with the LifePro FlexCycle under desk exercise bike , on sale for $96.99 as of Dec. 5. Believe it or not, there is a way to get some exercise in as you tend to your overflowing inbox: an under-desk exercise bike . It may not be as fancy or intense as a Peloton or Echelon , but the LifePro FlexCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike can still be a work-from-home workhorse, es

Save on a tiny computer that can handle big projects

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TL;DR: Get PC functionality in a tiny package with a ODYSSEY Expandable X86 Mini Computer for $178.46, a 15% savings as of Dec. 5. SeeedStudio’s Odyssey X86 is just a humble 4.3-inch square, but this miniature PC has power way beyond its actual size. Powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz CPU up to 2.5GHz, 8GB of RAM, and packed with 64GB of storage, onboard wireless connectivity, and an arr

10 espresso machines on sale to get you through the winter

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If you're staying home for the winter, you at least deserve a nice cup of coffee. Luckily, you can still grab Cyber Monday-level deals on a bunch of cool espresso pots — all of which are on sale as of Dec. 5. Drink espresso out of a tiny cup, pumpkin spice it up, or throw some Baileys over it and make a cocktail. Note: Some of these items are open-box. Starbucks Verismo System Want to save tons o

30 of the best tech gifts for everyone on your list — including you

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'Tis the season for holiday shopping . One way to make sure a gift hits the spot is to ask yourself how much its recipient will use it. Who wants to buy something that will just there and collect dust? That's why tech gadgets often make the best gifts. From portable