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Vaccine Wars!

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You’ll hear a continued discussion concerning the vaccine roll out with Johnson & Johnson finally getting its traditional vaccine on the market. It requires only one-shot and does not have to be stored at sub-Antarctic temperatures lest it go bad. Its late arrival allowed the promoters of the mRNA vaccines to get millions of human guinea pigs to give it a go to see what happens. We’ll be watching so you don't have to.
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Reports vary. While we are told that the vaccine is actually deadly to those over 80, all we see on TV are people over 80 getting vaccinated.
Biden is cranking out the executive orders as if he is living on borrowed time. None of it seems good for the economy, but if anything happens to the economy it will be Trump’s fault.

New Presidents seem to use the first two years in office to blame the “other guy” for anything bad that might happen. If anything good happens, it’s “despite” the previous President.
New reports indicate that the number of nursing home Covid deaths in New York, was greatly underreported. Much of this is because the Emmy-award winning New York governor Mario “Angel of Death” Cuomo forced these places to take Covid infected patients. They infected the others.

The first reported deaths in the USA were in a Washington State nursing home and that should have given someone a clue that these places needed to be protected, not infected.
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And tomorrow the discussion about “equity” continues. As the ideas get implemented, you will find out how to spot them. It’s similar to “spot the spook.”
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Saturday Technology and More...

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Nine Russian adventurers mysteriously froze to death—a new theory explains why

14KArs Technica / 9h
Enlarge / A view of the tent the adventurers stayed in as the rescuers found it on Feb. 26, 1959. The tent had been cut open from inside, and most of the skiers had fled in socks or barefoot. (credit: Anonymous | USSR investigators ) By the time the rescue team helicoptered to the remote Dyatlov Pass in late February 1959, the nine Russian adventurers—seven men and two women, all highly experienc

A Quarter of Known Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

2KWired / 8h
A global study finds that species numbers reported in the wild fell sharply between 1990 and 2015.

Windows 10 now runs multiple Android apps with Your Phone

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
It’s still only certain models of Samsung smartphone which are compatible, though.

Facebook's next product frontier is reportedly newsletters

20Mashable / 18min
Facebook is gearing up to snatch a piece of the newsletter pie. The social media company is reportedly developing a set of newsletter tools "for journalists and writers," according to a story from the New York Times . It's early days for the project, according to the three people who spoke with the paper, but it apparently has CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's blessing. The move would mark Fac

WhatsApp tries to ease users’ privacy fears with Status messages

SlashGear / 45min
WhatsApp, the popular messaging app that many users have abandoned for alternatives, is now using Status messages in an effort to reassure users that their data is safe. Put simply, Status messages are the same as Stories found on other platforms like Instagram — and WhatsApp plans to use them to talk about privacy. WhatsApp has faced user privacy concerns … Continue reading

A 10-Year-Old GameStop Investor Cashed In. His Return? Over 5,000%

400+NYT > Technology / 56min
Jaydyn Carr of San Antonio made $3,200 on shares from GameStop this week that his mother bought him in 2019 for about $60.

How to learn calligraphy online

28Mashable / 1h
When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet . Calligraphy may make you think of parchment scrolls and feather quills, but it's also a popular modern art and crafts activity that millions of people around the world study and practice. This visual art can be a very r

Let's Reminisce About Last Year's Most Memorable Data Breaches

Gizmodo / 1h
Ah, data breaches. The stuff of internet nightmare. In recent years, we’ve seen more and more of them —to the point where it seems like wherever you store your data, most of it is just breach-material that hasn’t been breached yet. However, weird as it may sound, 2020 actually saw a lot fewer publicly reported data… Read more...

Reddit co-founder on GameStop: ‘The collective public cannot unsee this’

76TechCrunch / 1h
When Robinhood, a startup that promises to make finance accessible for all, temporarily limited trading on GameStop, AMC, and other memestocks, many retail investors were pissed that the fintech darling suddenly didn’t live up to its name. The specific reasons may have been short-term and technical , but the choice looked corrupt to the average person. Here’s why: The presence of a massive hedge

Wait, Some Sheratons Are Actually Nice Now?!?

42One Mile at a Time / 1h
I never thought I’d say this, but… I think I might actually want to stay at a Sheraton again?! The problem with the Sheraton brand Sheraton is a brand that has never appealed to me: Sheratons have no brand consistency, with some properties being fairly nice, and some being awful Sheratons across the board are incredibly generic, and seemingly have no theme or unique amenities that give you a sens

Scientists finally figured out why wombats poop cubes. Thank heavens.

89Mashable / 1h
Our long international nightmare is over: We finally know why wombats poop out cubes. The scientists did it. They really did it. Thank heavens. Wombats' odd poop has long been a curious and fun animal fact. And the answer behind it isn't as simple as "square-shaped butthole." OK, not quite that simple anyway. Basically: the Rubik's-esque scat is formed in wombats' intestines via muscle contractio

Tesla offers collision repairs in its service centers

42Engadget / 1h
Tesla’s Service Centers can now perform various forms of collision repair in-house, according to CNBC . The automaker has reportedly sent out a message to customers entitled “Collision Repair is Here,” telling them that their local Tesla Service Centers can now be an alternative option to body shops for fixing “minor dents, scuffs, scratches and more.” Its optimized flow, Tesla wrote, enables the

This Airline Tried Securities Fraud Before. Now In The GameStop Era They’re Giving It Another Run

100+View from the Wing / 1h
Barry Michaels has been trying to start an airline for 30 years. The idea all along has been the same: fly Boeing 747s domestically with cheap fares. He used to call the idea "Family Airlines." And he even went to prison for tax and securities fraud in connection with raising money for the venture. It's now called Avatar Airlines, and they've sent out a press release 'planning' a billion dollar v

Hyundai said to be 'agonizing' over Apple's electric car

84Engadget / 1h
Hyundai might not be in a rush to make Apple’s electric car despite reports of a tentative deal. Reuters sources claim Hyundai executives are “agonizing” over how the company will cooperate with Apple, or whether or not it’s a wise idea in the first place.The Korean automaker is reportedly hesitant to work with outside firms, and might even replace higher-ups to prevent a conflict between the two

Facebook newsletter feature for writers tipped to take on Substack

SlashGear / 1h
Facebook is reportedly working on its own newsletter feature and it may launch by this summer, at least according to a new report. The upcoming offering is described as featuring ‘newsletter tools’ that will be aimed at writers, ones who may currently turn to platforms like Substack and Patreon to get funding from their readers. Independent writers are increasingly turning … Continue reading

A Vast Web of Vengeance

2KNYT > Technology / 1h
Outrageous lies destroyed Guy Babcock’s online reputation. When he went hunting for their source, what he discovered was worse than he could have imagined.

Going once, going twice: Items from Berlin’s Tegel airport up for auction

The Points Guy / 2h
Have you ever wanted a piece of an airport in your house? Items from the now-closed Berlin Tegel International Airport (TXL) have gone to auction, and you can take your pick of airport items. The bulk of items for sale appear to be television screens and monitors, benches and snowplows — and there’s even a coffee roasting machine for the caffeine lovers. Take a look at some of the items below and

Steam's February Game Festival will feature over 500 playable demos

78Engadget / 2h
The next Steam Game Festival is will start on February 3rd, and it will give you access to playable demos of over 500 upcoming titles. Valve started hosting the virtual festival last year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic after in-game industry events like the Game Developers Conference got cancelled. The developer has held quite a few more iterations of the festival since then, and it ha

Disney Plus's Willow Series Has Found a New Director in Jonathan Entwistle

100+Gizmodo / 2h
You might know him from a couple li’l Netflix shows we dig around here. Read more...

WandaVision: who is Monica Rambeau, and what does she tell us about the MCU?

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
How the character formerly known as Geraldine fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

OLED TV deals at Best Buy get huge price cuts just in time for the Super Bowl

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
OLED TV deals at Best Buy this weekend feature some of the lowest prices we've seen yet on leading LG and Sony displays.

Saturday's Best Deals: LG 75-Inch Smart 4K TV, XPG DDR4 RAM, Hydrating Collagen Masks, Onzie Face Masks, Car Safety Multi-tool, and More

80Gizmodo / 3h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

The Silicon Valley Start-Up That Caused Wall Street Chaos

500+NYT > Technology / 3h
Robinhood pitched itself to investors as the antithesis of Wall Street. It didn’t say that it also entirely relies on Wall Street. This past week, the two realities collided.

Saturday's Best Deals: LG 75-Inch Smart 4K TV, XPG DDR4 RAM, Hydrating Collagen Masks, Onzie Face Masks, Car Safety Multi-tool, and More

80Lifehacker / 3h
Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Read more...

A new $110 light gun for old Duck Hunts: Ars tests an HDTV-friendly option

44Ars Technica / 3h
Enlarge / Duck Hunt without a CRT? It's finally doable, thanks to the Sinden Lightgun. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Over the past decade, we've seen nearly every classic gaming console receive a cute, miniaturized re-release—and the variety has been staggering, from titans like the NES to arcade niche favorites like Neo Geo and Sega Astro City . Yet somehow, one massive retro-gaming category has been

When is WandaVision episode 5 released on Disney Plus?

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Here's when WandaVision episode 5 releases on Disney Plus this week, as well the full release schedule for the MCU TV series.

Xiaomi files court challenge against US ban

56Engadget / 3h
Xiaomi isn’t wasting time disputing the US’ decision to put it on a list of Chinese military-backed companies and ban American investments. Reuters reports the Chinese phone giant has filed a legal complaint against the US Defense and Treasury Departments, calling the investment ban “unlawful and unconstitutional.” It also said the claims of links to the Chinese military were false, and that a la

Google Play Store will soon let Android users download gambling apps

74Mashable / 3h
Non-iPhone gamblers rejoice: The Google Play Store will soon allow gambling apps. There are, of course, a few catches. The apps will only be allowed in countries and states where the specific type of gambling in the app is permitted by law. But the fact remains, starting March 1 Android users in the U.S. and 14 other countries — Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Jap

7 reasons to get TSA PreCheck now — even during a pandemic

The Points Guy / 3h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with current information. It was originally published in December 2019. You’ve probably seen TSA PreCheck lanes at most US airports. If you don’t already have PreCheck but keep seeing the phrase pop up everywhere, you may be wondering what all the hype is about — and if it’s worth the $85 fee. If you travel by air at all, you know that long security lines

NASA chooses university teams to develop methods of dealing with moon dust

SlashGear / 3h
One of the biggest challenges to equipment and astronauts living and working on the moon is dealing with moon dust. NASA reached out to university students around the country to help solve the problem of lunar dust in preparation for building sustainable human exploration on the moon. The competitive Breakthrough, Innovative, and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge and the Space Grant … Continue r

How to set a sleep timer in iOS for Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming app

47Mashable / 3h
There's some buzz right now about Netflix testing out a sleep timer. It's a great idea for the app, which is no doubt up and running on many bedside stands around the world as subscribers settle in for a night's rest. But it's just a test for now, and one that's only for Android versions of the app. That doesn't mean iOS users are out of luck, though. While having sleep timers bundled as in-app f

American Airlines Tries To Sell Shares Into The Wall Street Bets Frenzy

View from the Wing / 3h
American Airlines stock went on a speculative tear as investors guessed that the Reddit ‘Wall Street Bets’ forum might turn their attention to the heavily-shorted airline stock after the GameStop play ends, or even sooner. But the GameStop play is unique, a short squeeze like nothing we’ve seen since Volkswagen in 2008. It isn’t something that happens every day, at the drop of a hat, because a co

Travel industry calls potential COVID-19 test mandate for domestic flights ‘unwarranted’

The Points Guy / 3h
All international arrivals into the U.S. are now required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test . The Biden administration is also “actively looking” at mandating negative tests for domestic travel — and the travel industry isn’t pleased. Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, released a statement on Jan. 29 calling the potential move “un

Smartwatches in 2021 might be designed around your home-working woes

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Several rumors point to upcoming smartwatch features that reflect recent changes in the world.

Oculus Quest 3: rumors, predictions, and likely release date

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
A round-up of everything we know about the Oculus Quest 3

Apple Time to Walk lets you stroll along with celebrities – who would you like to join?

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Apple is adding a new guest each week, so here's who I'd choose to join me on a wander.

US Introduces Federal Airplane Mask Mandate: Why This Matters

100+One Mile at a Time / 4h
President Biden promised a federal mask mandate for both airplanes and airports, and that has now been implemented. Let’s talk about the details of this, and then I’ll share why I support this, even though on the surface this doesn’t change a whole lot. Details of the mask mandate for airports & airlines The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Servi

This Week in Apps: GameStop madness hits trading apps, Apple privacy changes, Clubhouse becomes a unicorn

100+TechCrunch / 4h
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surge

SpaceX Starship launch reportedly violated an FAA license

200+Engadget / 4h
SpaceX’s high altitude Starship test may have created more problems than a fiery explosion. The Verge sources understand that the Starship SN8 launch violated the terms of SpaceX’s FAA test license, leading to an official investigation. It’s not clear just what the spaceflight firm did wrong, but it reportedly led to the company delaying the launch of its SN9 prototype past the originally planned

Why buying a PS5 is a nightmare, and how retailers can make it better

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Scalpers, queues and consoles - is there any way to fix online shopping for must-have gadgets like the PS5?

SpaceX announces first for civilians who will fly to the ISS

SlashGear / 4h
SpaceX has confirmed the first four people who will fly aboard the Crew Dragon capsule to the ISS. The mission is known as AX-1 and will be the first mission to ever fly a crew made up of entirely private citizens to the ISS. The mission will take place no earlier than January 2022. The plan is to send the … Continue reading

The worst 5 business-class meals in the sky

The Points Guy / 4h
Now more than ever before, the desire to travel — and travel in style — is top of mind. Flying in business class, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was all Champagne , caviar and a constant supply of culinary delights for hours on end. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Related: Caviar on tap: Flying Etihad’s first-class Apartment from JFK-Abu Dhabi In this round-up, you’ll get an insight

Hitting the Books: The continuing controversies surrounding e-cig safety

81Engadget / 4h
Though more than a billion people worldwide still smoke cigarettes, folks who are looking to kick the habit have an ever-widening wide array of modern assistive techniques and technologies at their disposal. However, among the talk therapies and transdermal nicotine patches, no smoking cessation aid has perhaps had more of an impact in pop and mainstream culture than e-cigarettes. In Viral BS: Me

How to Disable Conversation View in Gmail

71How-To Geek / 4h
Gmail tries to help you navigate huge email chains by grouping replies together in a single conversation thread where replies are listed sequentially. If you want to see each reply individually, however, you’ll need to switch this off. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

I Mean, Who Wouldn't Want a $300,000 3D-Printed House?

32How-To Geek / 4h
You can 3D print almost anything now. A cute little robot thing? Sure. A bike? Yep. A boat that’s smaller than a human hair? Damn right. So, why not a house? As it turns out, you can, one company did, and now you can buy it. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

NASA Perseverance Rover will experience a violent seven-minute descent to Mars

SlashGear / 4h
One of the most challenging parts of putting any rover on the surface of Mars is the approximately seven-minute-long descent from orbit to the surface of the Red Planet. NASA is gearing up for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to land on Mars about 20 days from now. Currently, Perseverance has about 23.9 million miles left on its 292.5 million … Continue reading

Pre-orders are over but you can still get free gifts with these Samsung S21 deals

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Samsung Galaxy S21 pre-orders came to an end but the free gift fun seems to be continuing on right now.

Samsung confirms that rollable and slidable displays are on the way

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
Samsung Display will be making plenty of screens that don't stay flat and rigid in the coming year.

Upgrade Your Dinner Game With the Best Countertop Kitchen Appliances

28Lifehacker / 4h
Top Pick: Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function

Upgrade Your Dinner Game With the Best Countertop Kitchen Appliances

28Gizmodo / 4h
Top Pick: Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function

Dodge CEO foresees the end of Hellcat V8 due to fuel economy

24SlashGear / 5h
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis recently conducted an interview where he talked about the future of the iconic V8 cars Dodge produces. The bad news is that the executive foresees a time when Dodge V8 models, like the Hellcat line with supercharged V-8 engines, will come to an end due to tightening fuel economy requirements. This has already happened with Dodge … Continue reading

The Morning After: ASUS makes a second attempt at a dual-screen laptop

100+Engadget / 5h
No Friday night news dumps today, but we do have the return of some early 00s favorites. First, G4 is back. Ahead of its official relaunch with X-Play and Attack of the Show this summer, the gaming channel is streaming some content on Twitch and YouTube to garner feedback on what works in 2021. Another franchise that won’t stay away is The Matrix. A Friday night leak points to a name for the four

These Hardcore Species Would Stand a Chance in a Nuclear Apocalypse

32Gizmodo / 5h
Sadly, we live in a world where a few individuals have the power to wipe out civilization as we know it with nuclear weapons. We hope that power never gets used, as most of us living things wouldn’t make it far in a radioactive wasteland. Among other hazards, exposure to ionizing radiation has both short- and… Read more...

Decked out: Your inside look at Denver Airport’s new terminal expansion

31The Points Guy / 5h
Denver Airport is approaching its 26th birthday. And what better way to celebrate than with the opening of the airport’s first concourse expansion . The airport, which was built to handle 50 million passengers annually, opened in 1995. Since then, Denver has seen steady growth, both from the airlines operating there and in the number of passengers. To increase capacity, the city broke ground on t

Marriott Bonvoy Status Challenge: How It Works (Closed)

400+One Mile at a Time / 5h
Update : This is to note that Marriott Bonvoy has closed its status challenge promotion, which was launched in its current form in August 2020. We knew this would be limited time, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Only time will tell if this is reintroduced at some point. You can find the original post about the offer below. This year loyalty programs sure have started to compete for bus

How to Open the Hidden Scientific Calculator on iPhone

97How-To Geek / 5h
If you’ve ever wanted a scientific calculator app on iPhone, don’t fret—your iPhone already comes with one built in. Apple’s Calculator app includes a scientific mode that has been hiding in plain sight since 2008, as The Verge recently noted. Here’s how to use it. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Rumored Harry Potter series gets a 'Friends'-themed pitch from 'The Late Show'

52Mashable / 5h
The much-hyped rumor of a Harry Potter-connected TV series being in the works at HBO Max is more noise than reality. (Seriously, the streamer even shut hopes down in a statement featured in the story that first broke the news .) But that doesn't mean we can't laugh at the jokes. Enter The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The show put together a little trailer for what it hopes to see from an HBO M

Ingenuity Mars helicopter should be ready to fly soon

SlashGear / 5h
NASA’s ramping up for the landing of its Perseverance Rover on the surface of the red planet. One of the experiments aboard the rover is the Ingenuity helicopter. The helicopter will be deployed shortly after the spacecraft lands on the surface of Mars and will allow scientists to try and fly an aircraft on another planet for the first time. … Continue reading

Man Dressed Up As Ronald McDonald To Go Through Airport Security After Losing A Bet

24View from the Wing / 5h
A man lost a bet and had to go to the airport and fly home dressed up as Ronald McDonald. And naturally there's video of the whole thing. It all starts applying makeup at a Party City store and then heading off. Everything is going great until airport security. The TSA was a real spoil sport here. They wouldn't let him through security without taking his makeup off, ostensibly because they needed

Why I’ll never give up my Echo Spot

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
The Amazon Echo Spot was launched in 2017 and is often overlooked in favor of other smart displays like the Echo Show 5, but here's why I think it's the best one to own.

Conduct Your Very Own Blob Opera (Even if You Can't Read Music)

200+Lifehacker / 6h
Some people are born with musical gifts. Others spend years—maybe even decades—taking lessons, only to realize that their musical abilities are serviceable, at best. And then there are those who, for a variety of reasons, are best off as an enjoyer of music, rather than a maker of it. Regardless of which category you… Read more...

How to Spot Fakes When Shopping for Vintage Clothing and Accessories

37Lifehacker / 6h
Anyone who has spent time shopping for vintage clothing and accessories knows that it can be very hit-or-miss. Of course, you need to go into the whole thing with the understanding that these clothes are old (or at least they should be), which means they’ve likely been worn, and may not be the most perfect, spotless,… Read more...

How to Put Your PS5 DualSense Controller Into Pairing Mode

How-To Geek / 6h
The PlayStation 5’s (PS5) DualSense controller is Bluetooth-capable, meaning you don’t need to plug it in to use it with your console. You will, however, have to pair it with the console. Here’s how to put it into pairing mode. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Qatar Airways’ new Seattle flight takes off, solidifies partnership with Alaska Airlines

62The Points Guy / 6h
Editor’s note: Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines provided part of TPG’s travel costs for this event. On Friday, Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways launched nonstop service from Doha (DOH) to Seattle (SEA), its seventh new destination since the outset of the pandemic. For this new service, Qatar Airways is using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft configured with 42 “Qsuite” business-class seats and 312 eco

Cheap Super Bowl TV deals: this 50-inch 4K Fire TV is on sale for $329.99 at Amazon

72TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Score cheap Super Bowl TV deals at Amazon like this 50-inch 4K Fire TV that's on sale for $329.99.

The PS5 is making me hate PC Gaming

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Computers have been my gaming hardware of choice for years, but the PS5 has me green with envy.

iOS 14 still hasn’t delivered its most exciting features, and Apple knows it

64TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Apple’s most exciting iOS 14 features haven’t been delivered, and given it’s quietly invited developers to several sessions to build them, the tech giant knows it.

This Is Not a Sci-Fi Movie: This Guy Makes 3D-Printed Hyper-Realistic Masks Using Real Faces

100+Gizmodo / 6h
At first glance, the photo above can look like a still from a science fiction movie, but rest assured: The guy and his face mask are very real. While the first thing that came to my mind was, “oh wow that’s creepy,” I was then immediately intrigued. Read more...

Physicists Are Reinventing the Laser

100+Gizmodo / 6h
In the 1950s, when physicists were racing to invent the first laser, they found that the rules of quantum mechanics restricted how pure the color of their light could be. Since then, physicists and engineers have always built lasers with those restrictions in mind. But new theoretical research from two independent… Read more...

Update Your iPhone and iPad Now If You Haven't Recently

200+Wired / 6h
Plus: A ransomware arrest, a dating site data leak, and more of the week's top security news.

Dozens of Egyptian Tombs Will Be Unearthed at Saqqara Necropolis

1KWired / 6h
Archaeologists found the entrance to the unexplored burial shaft earlier this week.

Earn $25,000 to Serve as a Smoothie Sommelier

86Lifehacker / 6h
Smoothies (and smoothie bowls) may be one step away from baby food, but unlike the stuff in the tiny jars, you get to control what goes in it. (Which probably means ending up with something closer to “Tutti Frutti” than “Turkey Dinner With Vegetables,” but to each their own). Read more...

How to Delete Your eBay Account

24How-To Geek / 7h
If you have an old eBay account you don’t use anymore, you can submit a request to have the account and all accompanying data completely removed—as long as your account is in good standing. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NVIDIA GeForce NOW 2.0.27 adds beta support for Chrome browser

24SlashGear / 7h
NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service GeForce Now has received beta support for Chrome browser in version 2.0.27, giving subscribers another option for accessing the platform. The new support is different from the ChromeOS support, which has been available for a while, and comes months after similar beta support was added for the Safari browser on Apple’s mobile devices. GeForce NOW is … Continue reading

Get 50% off This 9-in-1 Car Charger Which Also Functions as a Seatbelt Cutter and Window Breaker

24Gizmodo / 7h
POVO Multifunctional Car Tool | $10 | Amazon | Promo code WF6FCFTW Read more...

Beware - that Steam link could be dangerous malware

48TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Fake Steam sites see 400% rise in 2020, report says.

New Federal Mask Rule Issued Late Friday Night Means Less Mask Wearing On Planes, Not More

58View from the Wing / 7h
I warned you this would happen, but you supported a federal mask mandate anyway. Airlines already required mask-wearing on planes. I told you that if the federal government got involved this would mean fewer options for travels, and less mask-wearing overall. Guess which one of us was right? Late Friday night the CDC issued its rule for mask-wearing on public transportation and airlines following

The Most Useful Apps With Offline Support

21How-To Geek / 7h
Often, you need Google Maps in areas without cell service or the internet, which is why it’s our first recommendation. Most people use maps apps for navigation, but that’s just one of many features. You can quickly find a place to eat (or rest) while on a new journey or look up your next destination. And luckily, you can do all of that without an internet connection by downloading maps offline to

Why Your Resting Heart Rate Just Got Higher on Apple Watch

How-To Geek / 7h
If you’ve been using an Apple Watch to track your resting heart rate, you might have noticed it jump up a couple of beats in late 2020. Here’s what’s possibly going on. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

12 best TV and movie recipes from 'Binging with Babish'

100+Mashable / 8h
Steamed hams from The Simpsons . Imaginary pies from Hook . Meat tornadoes straight outta Pawnee, Indiana. What's actually in these fictional onscreen wonders and can we have them in our real lives? Yes we can. Brooklyn-based chef, cookbook author , and longtime YouTuber Andrew Rea has spent years finding ways to recreate iconic dishes from pop culture on Binging with Babish , one of the best onl

It’s A Sin is the must-watch TV show for our times

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
It’s A Sin shows the laughter and excitement of forging a life away from home – especially homes not altogether accepting of queer youths – while never flinching from the brutality of losing a friend to an illness no-one yet understands.

Dr. Fauci stresses need for rapid vaccination to curb COVID-19 variants

SlashGear / 8h
During a recent White House press briefing, Dr. Fauci discussed the ongoing pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Among other things, he addressed the COVID-19 variants that have appeared in the US following identification in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil, stating that rapid vaccination is the best way to protect against new virus variants. Joining Dr. Fauci during the press … Continue re

Lawmakers take aim at insidious digital “dark patterns”

300+Ars Technica / 8h
Enlarge (credit: Lobanovgo | Getty Images ) In 2010, British designer Harry Brignull coined a handy new term for an everyday annoyance: dark patterns , meaning digital interfaces that subtly manipulate people. It became a term of art used by privacy campaigners and researchers. Now, more than a decade later, the coinage is gaining new, legal, heft. Dark patterns come in many forms and can trick a

How the Apple Watch 7 could get thinner while extending battery life

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
The latest patent from Apple details a way in which two internal smartwatch components could be combined.

Whoa: Air Peace’s Embraer E195-E2 Business Class

100+One Mile at a Time / 8h
Nigeria’s Air Peace has a swanky new jet with a unique business class configuration. Air Peaces takes delivery of Embraer E195-E2 Air Peace has this week taken delivery of its very first Embraer E195-E2. This is Embraer’s latest jet, and an evolution of the previous Embraer 195, as the new jet features significantly lower fuel burn. Air Peace has a total of 13 E195-E2s on order. Significantly for

In Praise of Positive Reinforcement for Your Pets

500+Wired / 8h
You want to reward good behaviors, not use tools to punish negative ones.

Apple Fixes One of the iPhone's Most Pressing Security Risks

200+Wired / 8h
By hardening iMessage in iOS 14, the company has effectively cut off what had been an increasingly popular line of attack.

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Speakers, Video Games, and More

94Wired / 8h
You'll find discounts this week on audio equipment, our favorite video calling device, TVs, and movies.

How online advice columns teach us to tell our own stories

25Mashable / 9h
When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet. Filed away in my vast catalogue of Deep Dark Fears, subfolder Internet-Related, is the dread of discovering myself as the antagonist in an advice column letter. During one especially rough period in a years-ago job, I ha

What Is an External DAC, and Do You Need One for a PC?

67How-To Geek / 9h
High-quality sound on PCs from drop-in sound cards and external DACs is a weird subject. It’s not as necessary as it once was. In fact, nobody even thinks about it much anymore. There’s no song or game that you won’t be able to listen to because of underpowered gear. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Sony A1 shows the ‘no compromise’ camera isn’t possible, but it comes pretty close

53TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Opinion: It might not be the mythical perfect camera, but the Sony A1 is the closest thing we've seen to an uncompromising hybrid.

India plans to introduce law to ban Bitcoin, other private cryptocurrencies

400+TechCrunch / 9h
India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in the country and provide a framework for the creation of an official digital currency during the current budget session of parliament. In the agenda (PDF) published on the lower house website, the legislation seeks to “prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India,” but allow “for certain exceptions to promote the u

What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system?

400+MIT Technology Review / 9h
The first time Mary Ann Price logged into her employer’s system to schedule a vaccine, she found an appointment three days later at a nearby Walgreens pharmacy. She woke up the next day to an email saying it had been canceled. So she logged in again and found an opening that afternoon at the local surgical hospital. “When I showed up, they said they wouldn’t honor it—they were only doing their ow

Future OLED TVs could get eye-tracking sensors, but do we need them?

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We sat down with OTI Lumionics CEO Michael Helander to talk about advances in OLED panel manufacturing, and how sensor enhancements could change the way we interact with TVs.

Roma is Netflix’s monochrome movie masterpiece, and worth revisiting

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We look back at one of the best films the streaming service has to offer.

The Samsung One Connect box is back for 2021, but something needs to change

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Samsung’s nifty One Connect box is back for 2021, and we're hoping to see it become more standardized than its predecessor.

Plex TV app: what devices can I use?

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Computers, mobiles, consoles, smart TVs, streaming devices are all supported thanks to the Plex TV app.

How to shop online in the least wasteful ways possible

30Mashable / 10h
If you've found yourself spending the pandemic filling up online shopping cart after online shopping cart, you're not alone. People have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus crisis. While Americans spent less online during the first three months of 2020 compared with the final three months of 2019, this shot up by 37 percent in April, May, and June, according to the U.S.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 launching soon: Everything you should know

SlashGear / 10h
If you are finding it hard to resist the $549 AirPods Max, you might just want to hold your horses as the Apple AiPods Pro 2 is speculated for a launch much earlier than previously believed. The true wireless earbuds will be far cheaper than the outrageously priced AirPods Max (only if you are not a diehard headphones fan) and … Continue reading

Don't miss the three SIM only deals that are dominating the weekend

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From unlimited data for sub £20, to a flexible double the data SIM only deal, these are offers to check out before they're gone

Hitman 3 DLC is coming and it could put a new spin on some old maps

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Hitman 3 will get some DLC but it might not introduce any new locations.

12 things the internet taught us we've been doing wrong our whole lives

59Mashable / 10h
When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet . Alleged "hacks" for "life" born on the web have been known to — at best — be simply useless . At worst, they risk getting the "life hacker" killed or injured . Yet the old gal (by which we mean the entirety of the onlin

They’re Flocking to America to Make a Fortune Playing Video Games

300+NYT > Technology / 10h
League of Legends teams in the U.S. lag behind their competitors in Asia, so they recruit the world’s best players by offering huge salaries.

Every Android easter egg so far explained, and how you can find your one

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
Distract your brain from the world’s worries and check out our tribute to Google’s sneaky easter eggs.

Make your digital art more precise with this cool controller

43Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Make digital drawing, photo editing, and more a little easier with the TourBox Neo controller . It's on sale for 21% off as of Jan. 30 with code CREATE10, bringing the price down to $139.99. If you’ve ever clumsily attempted to inch a mouse just the right amount while editing a photo or video, then you know how valuable tactile precision can be. The TourBox Neo is an innovative controller

These long-lasting wireless earbuds come in a fancy leather charging case

28Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Get the long-lasting Bang & Olufsen Beoplay earbuds for $289.99 — a 17% discount — as of Jan. 30. In 35 hours, you can watch 70 episodes of Sex and the City , do 46 loads of laundry, listen to Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour about 45 times, and never need to charge your Bang & Olufsen Beoplay earbuds once. Wireless headphones aren't super great if you have to charge them every four or so hour

Upgrade your WFH setup with one of these Acer Chromebooks on sale

58Mashable / 11h
If you need to make some updates to your work from home setup as we enter our second year of remote work, these refurbished Acer Chromebooks are all on sale at some steep discounts. Check out the options below, which are all on sale as of Jan. 30, and stop crying over deleted work. Refurbished Acer C720-2848 Chromebook This Chromebook is stacked with 2GB of RAM and 16GB SSD, and lasts 8.5 hours o

Make better TikToks with a ring light and tripod kit on sale

Mashable / 11h
TL;DR: Become a real content creator with this Aduro U-Stream Executive Home Streaming Studio. Grab the ring light and tripod kit for $119.99 as of Jan. 30, a savings of 60%. If you regularly film YouTube videos, go live on Instagram, or create TikToks in your spare time, you could benefit from a high-tech filming setup. It’s not out of the question to set up your own studio; in fact, this home s

21 electric toothbrushes on sale this weekend

Mashable / 11h
With a global pandemic to worry about, there's a good chance you've neglected your oral hygiene. But there are steps you can take to make things a little better — including using an electric toothbrush. (Of course, this is not a substitute for actually going to the dentist.) If you've been seriously slacking in the dental hygiene department, you're in luck: These electric toothbrushes are all on

Alleged 'Matrix 4' leak suggests a new title: 'Matrix Resurrections'

500+Engadget / 11h
The last Matrix movie came out before Engadget even existed, but this year the film series is back. The Matrix 4 is one of the movies WarnerMedia is premiering on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time , however fans are still wondering what the official name of the flick will be. While a recent trailer suggested it might just be called Matrix , fans on Reddit and Twitter are passing around scr

iPhone 12S or iPhone 13? What will Apple call its next smartphone?

45TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Some sources reckon Apple will call its next major handset the iPhone 12S rather than iPhone 13, so which will it be?

Sony Xperia Compact release date, price, news, rumors and just how small it could be

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We've been hearing rumors of a new Sony Xperia Compact phone since the dawn of time - or 2018 - and here's what we know.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Late Friday Technology and More!

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An Age-By-Age Guide to Kids' Chores

6KLifehacker / 16h
I often lament the fact that no matter how many times I unload the dishwasher, it will inevitably need to be unloaded again —probably later today or tomorrow. Chores are a tedious but unavoidable part of life, and teaching our kids to take ownership of all the little tasks that permeate the day-to-day is a process that… Read more...

Best Bluetooth headset 2021: top picks for hands-free conference calls and home working

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Set your hands free with our pick of the best Bluetooth headset options for sale right now.

First look at the much-anticipated Amex Centurion Lounge in Denver

500+The Points Guy / 15h
Well, it’s finally here. The American Express Centurion Lounge in Denver was first announced in 2018 with an opening slated for 2019, but it faced multiple construction-related delays. Yet, as they say, better late than never. And that’s especially true in the case of Amex’s 14th Centurion Lounge — the Denver outpost is perhaps the most impressive to date. Let’s take a detailed look inside the sp

Despite Brexit and COVID-19, Irish investors remain bullish

78TechCrunch / 33min
Ireland’s technology scene has come in leaps and bounds in the last decade, with a growing VC scene, plenty of startups and tech giants attracted by the nation’s favorable tax incentives and talent pool. Google, Facebook, Slack, Microsoft and Dropbox each have a European headquarters sited in Dublin. As the EU’s only remaining English-language speaking hub, Ireland is attracting more diversity in

A Network of Twitter Bots Reportedly Launched a Smear Campaign on Belgium's Huawei 5G Ban

24Gizmodo / 1h
A small cluster of pro-Huawei Twitter bots reportedly launched a smear campaign attacking the Belgian government’s plan to box out “high-risk” suppliers like Huawei from building the country’s 5G network, according to the latest report from social media research firm Graphika. Read more...

The biggest exit for this L.A. venture firm may wind up being . . . canned water

100+TechCrunch / 2h
Earlier this week, Science, the 10-year-old, L.A.-based incubator and venture firm, rolled out a blank-check company onto the Nasdaq, raising $270 for what firm founders Peter Pham and Mike Jones say will ultimately be used to take public a company in the mobile, entertainment or direct-to-consumer service space — or maybe one that combines all three. If they have one of their own portfolio compa

Pre-order this monstrous Nintendo Switch bundle for under £350

24Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: Pre-order the Nintendo Switch ( Monster Hunter Rise Edition) for £339.99 on Amazon, before its release on March 26. We know you've probably got big plans this weekend (yeah, right), but if you've got a second to spare, we think you should check out the latest Nintendo Switch Edition. It's absolutely gorgeous, and pre-order are now available on Amazon. The Nintendo Switch ( Monster Hunter R

This comprehensive VPN is on sale for under £2 a month

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of Jan. 30, and includes an extra three months for free. There are a lot of VPNs. If you've ever considered investing in a VPN, it's likely that you've been struck by the sheer quantity of options, with every service promising to be the best at this and that. Whilst there are particular services that specialis

Kickstart your career with lifetime access to thousands of professional courses

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Virtual Training Company is on sale for £57.87 as of Jan. 30, saving you 96% on list price. The debate over MOOCs rages on: will they replace continuing education? For some people, opting for online courses as a learning option is a total no-brainer. Yes, some people like the interaction that goes on in an actual classroom. But perhaps you’re an on-the-go profess

Become a professional graphic designer with this set of online classes

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The Complete 2021 Learn to Design Certification Bundle is on sale for £28.57 as of Jan. 30, saving you 98% on list price. Whether you're an aspiring graphic designer, creative marketer, or just planning to build your own website, design skills are highly valuable in the digital age. Plus, with thousands of apps and websites launched daily, those with the skills to make those apps and websi

NASA's SLS rocket will go through a second and longer hot fire test

62Engadget / 2h
NASA will conduct a second hot fire test for the Space Launch System’s rocket core stage as early as the fourth week of February. It will be part of the rocket’s Green Run series of tests meant to assess the core stage and ensure it’s ready for the Artemis I mission, which will send an unmanned Orion spacecraft to the Moon. The rocket’s first ever hot fire test in mid—January, wherein all four of

Save 81% on the cheapest VPN for unblocking Netflix

Mashable / 2h
SAVE 81%: A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £1.82 per month as of Jan. 30, saving you 81% on list price. We've said it before and we'll say it again: ExpressVPN is the best VPN for unblocking and watching Netflix libraries from other locations. It's also one of the most expensive VPNs, so we understand that it's not for everyone. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheaper options

These 3D-Printed Fish Bots Can Swarm and School Like Their Scaly Counterparts

32Gizmodo / 4h
Researchers have made a smart school of robotic fish that swarm and swim just like the real deal, and they offer promising insights into how developers can improve decentralized, autonomous operations for other gizmos like self-driving vehicles and robotic space explorers. Also, they’re just pretty stinking cute. Read more...

Hezbollah-Linked Cyber Unit Has Been Hacking Into Internet Companies for Years

53Gizmodo / 5h
A cyber unit believed to be associated with the Shiite militant group Hezbollah has been conducting stealthy espionage missions all over the globe, hacking into internet service providers and telecoms to gather data. Read more...

GeForce Now game streaming starts to roll out Chrome support

86Engadget / 5h
If you’d like to try NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service without installing the app, then you may be able to access it via your computer’s browser now. XDA points out that release notes for version 2.0.27 of GeForce Now reveal beta support for the Chrome browser on Windows and macOS, however some users are reporting they’re still on older versions. As far as other platforms like other browsers or Linux

30% of 'SolarWinds' Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say

40Gizmodo / 6h
The hacker group behind the ongoing SolarWinds scandal found other ways to intrude on U.S. firms and public agencies than just compromising the titular software company. In fact, nearly a third of the victims of the hack—approximately 30%—have no connection to SolarWinds at all, said a senior federal security official… Read more...

Audi e-tron Sportback: its digital mirrors will prepare you for the future of driving

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Audi's first all-electric vehicle gets a sportier aesthetic, but it's the futuristic tech you can add which really intrigues.

Epic strongly suggests G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes is coming to Fortnite

SlashGear / 6h
That didn’t take long. Only days after it released the Sarah Connor, Terminator, and Predator skins come two official teasers from Epic on which hunter will be added next — and all signs point toward a G.I. Joe crossover, specifically with the team’s most popular character Snake Eyes. When it will hit the Item Shop remains a mystery, however. Many … Continue reading

OneDrive is finally getting a much-needed 64-bit version

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Microsoft has released a new 64-bit version of OneDrive that can take full advantage of Windows 10.

Don’t Miss February 2021’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

Gizmodo / 6h
Most Anticipated: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | $60 | Amazon Read more...

The "Snyder Cut" of 'Justice League' Will Disappoint Us All On March 18

100+How-To Geek / 7h
When Justice League arrived in 2017, it fell flat on its face. Fans blamed the final product on Joss Whedon’s changes after he stepped in when Zach Snyder left the project for personal changes. Now we’ll find out the truth, as the “Snyder Cut” is coming to HBO Max on March 18. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

This Six-Year-Old Coder is Probably Smarter Than You

99How-To Geek / 7h
Talk about impressive! At just six years old, the clearly gifted Kautilya Katariya set an astounding Guinness World Record for finishing four professional certifications from IBM’s Python and artificial intelligence certification. Kautilya is now recognized as the youngest computer programmer in the world. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

5 Ways to Bring Paris Into Your Home

How-To Geek / 7h
Whether you had to cancel a dream trip to Paris last year, or you just can’t wait to visit again, there are plenty of reasons to fantasize about the City of Light. With travel still out of reach for most folks, below are a few ways you can get your Paris fix at home. Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Wyze Can't Get Chips Right Now, Which is Bad News for All of Us

47How-To Geek / 7h
Wyze is sending out emails to users with some bad news—it can only acquire about a third of the silicon it needs to make cameras. That means in the year to come, Wyze cameras will be in and out of stock frequently, Cam Plus subscribers will get priority access to the Wyze Cam v3, and the company will launch more “dumb” electronics this year. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Play Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Short for Free on GeForce NOW Before It's Gone

100+How-To Geek / 7h
GeForce NOW has been, up to this morning, exclusively used for streaming PC games to platforms where said games aren’t actually installed. But it looks like NVIDIA is interested in branching out its platforms capabilities. A new Disney short based on Big Hero Six hits GeForce NOW today, with added interactivity, as part of the all-digital Sundance Film Festival. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

When Southwest Brings Booze Back For Spring Break, Here’s How To Drink For Free

View from the Wing / 7h
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 ...

Microsoft is hard at work on its own quantum computing system

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Sydney have developed a CMOS-based quantum chip called Gooseberry.

Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Leave Their Abusers' Cell Phone Plans

49Gizmodo / 7h
Several U.S. senators introduced new legislation today that would allow survivors of domestic violence and other crimes to separate from their abusers’ shared cell phone plans. Read more...

iPhone 13’s in-screen Touch ID sensor more likely thanks to new report

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
The iPhone 13 might finally get in-screen fingerprints sensors, potentially bringing Touch ID back to the flagship phone.

Tesla’s new ‘yoke’ steering wheel prompts NHTSA safety questions

SlashGear / 7h
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), part of the US Department of Transportation, plans to speak with Tesla about the ‘yoke’-style steering wheel featured in its newly updated and recently unveiled Model S sedan. In the two days since the redesign was introduced, critics have argued that the steering wheel design is unsafe. READ: This is the new Tesla … Continue reading

How Does the GameStop Squeeze End?

24Gizmodo / 8h
If you’ve been following the WallStreetBets stock squeeze (more info here , here , here ), you’ve probably grappled with about 6,000 paragraphs that start something like, “if I gave you one banana…” That’s because you’ve probably learned more about shorts and options and margin calls in a few days than from consuming… Read more...

BlackBerry Execs Cashed Out When Reddit Sent Their Stock Skyrocketing

85Gizmodo / 8h
Executives in BlackBerry, one of many struggling companies whose stock prices are being juiced in a Reddit-instigated speculative frenzy, jumped on the chance to dump shares at a wildly inflated rate. Read more...

This 55" 4K Hisense TV Is $50 off on Amazon

48Gizmodo / 8h
Hisense 55" 4K TV | $480 | Amazon

The Best Affordable, Renter-Friendly Home Upgrades I’ve Ever Made

20Lifehacker / 8h
Top Pick: Waterpik VFC-133T Rainfall Shower Head | $23 | Amazon Read more...

Robinhood limits users to a single share of GameStop and other stocks

500+TechCrunch / 8h
Robinhood has detailed its latest step in the complex quagmire of market manipulation that is this week’s GameStop hedge fund Reddit army debacle. Users will for the present be limited to holding a single share of GameStop and dozens of other stocks. Several stocks were limited to five shares, and options contracts are likewise limited on many of the most-traded stocks this week, such as AMC and

Hyundai Execs Are Reportedly Worried About Working with Apple

20Gizmodo / 8h
The fact that Apple is developing its own electric car just be one of the worst-kept secrets in tech. But after Hyundai recently spilled the beans on a potential partnership to produce the car with Apple, a new report suggests Hyundai execs are hesitant to move forward with a deal. Read more...

Extra Crunch roundup: Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more

100+TechCrunch / 8h
Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I know someone who reads stories to their grandchildren on two continents via Zoom each weekend. Is that “edtech?” Similarly, many Netflix subscribers sought out online chess instructors after watching “The Queen’s Gambit,” but I doubt if they all ran searches

Netflix is testing a sleep timer on Android, in case you fall asleep during Headspace

28TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 8h
Netflix is rolling out a global test for a new sleep timer feature on Android that can save your phone’s battery life plus your spot in the show.

Wahl recalls a bunch of heat massagers over sparks and fire risk

SlashGear / 8h
If you have a heated massager from Wahl, you should check its model number to see if it has been recently recalled over the risk of overheating and starting a fire. The company has voluntarily recalled all of its Model 4212 Deluxe Heat Therapy Massagers due to this potential risk, warning that customers who have purchased them should stop using … Continue reading

Microbes Are Making Merry on Your Mattress. But These Bed Sheets Can Put a Stop to It.

Futurism / 8h
If you had any idea how many bacteria, germs, and other microbes were festering on your towels and sheets it would probably be enough to make you move into some underground germ-free research facility out of The Andromeda Strain . Fortunately, you don’t have to go to such impossible lengths to free yourself from 99.9 percent of the microbes that use your bed sheets and towels as a petri dish. Ins

American Airlines adds 8 new and expanded leisure-focused routes

86The Points Guy / 9h
American Airlines is back with another round of route adjustments. On Friday, the Fort Worth-based carrier unveiled a slew of new leisure-focused routes from its Philadelphia (PHL) hub for the summer schedule. Specifically, the carrier confirmed the following four new routes… Philadelphia (PHL) to Daytona Beach, Florida (DAB) Philadelphia (PHL) to Salt Lake City (SLC) Philadelphia (PHL) to Santia

How Roblox’s creator accelerator helps the gaming giant build new platform opportunities

100+TechCrunch / 9h
As Roblox eyes what could be a historic debut on public markets in the coming months, investors who have valued the company at $29.5 billion are certainly eyeing the gaming company’s dedicated and youthful user base — but it’s the 7 million active creators and developers on the Roblox platform that they are likely most impressed by. Since 2015, Roblox has been running an accelerator program focus

Building your dream website just got a whole lot quicker and simpler

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
Automattic's new theme Blank Canvas allows users to easily create single-page websites in WordPress.

Overclockers has some RTX 3090 stock, but it definitely won't last

32TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 9h
UK retailer Overclockers reported a limited amount of RTX 3090 stock Friday evening, but it definitely won't last long.

Netflix Is Testing a Timer Feature to Pause a Title After a Certain Period of Time

30Gizmodo / 9h
Netflix is experimenting with a mobile feature for Android that allows users to set a timer for the period of time they would like to watch a series or movie. Read more...

What's Different About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Johnson & Johnson released numbers today from their phase 3 clinical trials (the last step before applying for emergency use authorization) and it looks like we may soon have a third viable COVID-19 vaccine in the US. Read more...

Here’s Every Major Cross-Gen Game

54Lifehacker / 9h
Console gaming is at a crossroads, finding itself in the center of that transitory phase between console generations. Many games are landing on both last-gen and next-gen hardware. And given that getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series whatever remains damn near impossible, this is a boon all around. Read more...

Shiny Pokemon GO February event calendar revealed for 2021

SlashGear / 9h
In the month of February in the year 2021, Niantic has a whole BUNCH of activities, launches, and events scheduled for Pokemon GO. Today we’re taking a peek at a calendar that runs down the whole list, including appearances of certain 5-star raid bosses, Valentine’s Day, the Love Cup, and the Kanto Cup! We’ll be blessed at the end of … Continue reading

9 Reasons You Want The Hilton Honors Business Card

20View from the Wing / 9h
This month American Express increased their initial offer for The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card. In correspondence with readers this has proven especially popular. It’s a really undervalued card in a lot of ways – great value for the price, and not only because of the bonus. There are 9 reasons, I think, to consider getting this card. Not least of which is a record points bonus and

G4 returns today on YouTube and Twitch

84Engadget / 9h
Ahead of its return later this year, G4 will air a new series called B4G4 on YouTube and Twitch. It starts streaming today (Friday, January 29th). Among other content, the series will feature comedy sketches, game reviews and music parodies, with fans getting the chance to submit their own work to the show through the G4 Reddit community. It’s also one of the ways those same fans can take part in

What is Dogecoin, and Why Are People Buying It?

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Now that you’ve gotten a handle on the GameStop stock madness , it’s time to learn about Dogecoin. Why is the retail investor hivemind pumping up the obscure cryptocurrency with a Shiba Inu dog for a mascot? Why, for the Lolz . With the help of Reddit and Elon Musk, Dogecoin has increased in value by 600% in the last 24… Read more...

New Details Emerge About FAA’s Shutdown of SpaceX Starship Launch

200+Futurism / 9h
Starship Shutdown Yesterday, SpaceX had been planning a high altitude flight test of its experimental Starship spacecraft, which is intended to shuttle passengers and cargo into Earth’s orbit and even as far as the Moon and Mars. But its plans were halted by the Federal Aviation Administration, which shut down the planned launch — prompting an enraged response from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. SpaceX tr

Elon Musk shares a new Starship photo and it’s like something from a movie

75SlashGear / 9h
SpaceX’s massive Starship prototypes are the subject of a new photo from Elon Musk, and they look like something you’d see in a Hollywood sci-fi movie. The shiny silo-like spacecraft are surrounded by people and vehicles, making it easier to put the sheer size of the Starship into perspective. The image showcases the Starship SN9 and SN10 prototypes. According to … Continue reading

This Next-Gen Artificial Heart Is Set to Go on Sale This Year

48Gizmodo / 9h
Carmat, a French startup that claims it’s making the “world’s most advanced artificial heart”, recently announced it plans to start selling its device in Europe in the second quarter of this year. That’s major, as currently there’s only one other company, SynCardia, which has received regulatory approval for a total … Read more...

What’s really going on with Elon Musk, the FAA, and Starship?

500+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Starship prototype SN9 has not launched yet. (credit: SpaceX) There were moments of high drama on Thursday afternoon, and again Friday morning, in South Texas. For two days in a row, SpaceX evacuated the handful of residents remaining in Boca Chica Village. Sheriff's deputies cleared beaches and closed roads. And at the company's launch site, a Starship rocket prototype underwent prepar

What is Dogecoin, and Why Are People Buying It?

200+Lifehacker / 10h
Now that you’ve gotten a handle on the GameStop stock madness , it’s time to learn about Dogecoin. Why is the retail investor hivemind pumping up the obscure cryptocurrency with a Shiba Inu dog for a mascot? Why, for the Lolz . With the help of Reddit and Elon Musk, Dogecoin has increased in value by 600% in the last 24… Read more...

Ryzen 7 Pro may be the push AMD needs to challenge Intel-based laptops

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AMD appears set to introduce two new Ryzen 5000 Pro SKUs aimed at expanding its business laptop customer base.

Subscription-based pricing is dead: Smart SaaS companies are shifting to usage-based models

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Kyle Poyar Contributor Kyle Poyar is VP of Growth at OpenView . Software buying has evolved. The days of executives choosing software for their employees based on IT compatibility or KPIs are gone. Employees now tell their boss what to buy. This is why we’re seeing more and more SaaS companies — Datadog, Twilio, AWS, Snowflake and Stripe, to name a few — find success with a usage-based pricing mo

Trade in Your Old Smartphone and Get up To $900 off a Samsung Galaxy S21 at Best Buy

28Gizmodo / 10h
Samsung Galaxy S21 | $800 | Best Buy Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus | $1,000 | Best Buy Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra | $1,200 | Best Buy Read more...

Freezer Failure Prompts Madcap Vaccine Giveaway

400+Futurism / 10h
After a freezer storing doses of the Moderna vaccine broke down at a Seattle medical center, healthcare workers and volunteers scrambled to dole out as many vaccinations as possible before they went bad. Experts still haven’t determined why the freezer failed, The Seattle Times reports . But the end result was a mad dash of people clamoring for a shot, cheering when others were chosen from the cr

Sling TV increases price for new customers, adds extra DVR storage

SlashGear / 10h
Streaming live television service Sling TV is increasing its cost for new subscribers, though it is easing the burden a bit by also offering additional free DVR storage. The announcement comes alongside a new promotion that offers new customers a free preview of its ‘4 Extras Deal’ until the middle of February. All Sling subscribers, including ones who have already … Continue reading

Now could be the best time to get a new tablet or Chromebook

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Remote working and distance learning helped lead to a strong surge in demand in the PC market last year.

All the Wrong Turn Movies, Ranked and Roasted on a Spit

39Gizmodo / 10h
The Wrong Turn movies are nobody’s favorite horror franchise. But somehow, the series about cannibal mutants who prey on directionally challenged road trippers has been thriving for nearly two decades. And a since the seventh (yes, seventh! ) Wrong Turn arrived this week, we’re taking a look back at the whole damn… Read more...

Big Oil's Lies Are Finally Getting the Public Scrutiny They Deserve on Social Media

50Gizmodo / 10h
After the Capitol was overrun by insurrectionists , Chevron sent out a tweet calling for a “peaceful transition of the U.S. government.” Brand tweets are always fraught, particularly as democracy stood on a knife’s edge. Doubly so if you’re a brand that, say, funded the members of Congress that incited an attempt to… Read more...

Try Using Dry Curaçao Instead of Sweet Vermouth

44Lifehacker / 11h
It seems I am always out of something. Today I’d planned to make you a bourbon cocktail called “ Game Set Match ,” but it’s not going to happen. Though I had the requisite bourbon and Cynar (and a lot of each), I was (somehow) completely out of sweet vermouth, which made me sad. (Just wait until I find out who drank it… Read more...

Fight the Cold and Save up To 35% on Winter-Resistant Outerwear in This Huckberry Clearance Sale

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Outerwear Clearance Sale | Huckberry

Robinhood now says you can buy one GameStop share, as a treat

500+Mashable / 11h
Corporate benevolence has never looked so sweet. After first preventing its users from purchasing GameStop stock on Thursday, the free-trading app Robinhood reversed course. On Friday, in its ultimate wisdom and generosity, Robinhood decided to limit the number of GameStop stocks its users could purchase to one. That's right, one single stock. So noted the company in a blog post , which was quick

WandaVision's Menacing Signal Is Finally Cutting Through the Noise

300+Gizmodo / 11h
After WandaVision ’s first three episodes, the series was in the position to make a choice whether to keep on focusing specifically on Wanda and Vision’s suburban bubble reality, or finally shift focus to one of its other characters like Monica Rambeau , whose perspectives might provide some important information about… Read more...

It’s the wombat’s strange intestines, not its anus, that produces cubed poo

500+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / Look at this lovely cube-shaped piece of poo, courtesy of the Australian bare-nosed wombat. (credit: Patricia J. Yang et al., 2021) Scientists have been puzzling for decades over how the Australian bare-nosed wombat poops out neat little cubes of feces instead of tapered cylinders like pretty much every other animal. According to a new paper published in the journal Soft Matter, the sec

The Adult's Guide to Losing Your Virginity

500+Lifehacker / 11h
Not all of us lose our virginity at age 16 in the back of an old Camry. If you’re still a virgin later in life, it can feel like you’re the last person on earth who hasn’t had sex. But rest assured, you aren’t alone. According to a recent CDC study, Americans are waiting longer than they used to to have sex for the… Read more...

The 13 best tweets of the week, including GameStop jokes, LMFAO, and Thanos

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Somehow another week has passed. Days, weeks, months, it's all the same isn't it? Pandemics are weird. But here we are. It's Friday. We're going to celebrate that fact with some good tweets. Why? Who knows. But hopefully they'll make you laugh. So, here they are, our 13 favorite tweets of the week. 1. But visually it is represented by a knife — thomas 🍌 (@perfectsweeti

Wealthy Couple Who Stole Indigenous Community’s Vaccine Could Be Jailed

Futurism / 11h
The wealthy Canadian couple who conned their way into getting coronavirus vaccines meant for the indigenous community in Canada’s Yukon territory may now face jail time. Casino executive Rodney and actress Ekaterina Baker took a private plane to the remote community, where they pretended to be local workers in order to jump the queue for vaccines that had been reserved for the elderly and vulnera

Obesity may have a tragic impact on Alzheimer’s patients

SlashGear / 11h
Alzheimer’s disease remains a major public health concern, one that is expected to expand in the coming decades as populations live to older ages. There’s still no definitive way to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s, but a number of studies have highlighted preventative measures that may help slow its onset and reduce its severity — as well as lifestyle factors that … Continue reading

Entry denied: Cruise ship that hoped to restart New Zealand cruises is now stuck at sea

51The Points Guy / 11h
The cruise industry just can’t seem to catch a break these days. An upscale cruise vessel that sailed from Singapore to New Zealand this week to finally restart cruise operations is now stuck at sea due to a visa controversy. The 188-passenger Ponant ship, Le Laperouse, had been scheduled to be one of the first cruise vessels to restart operations in New Zealand. The ship had been granted conditi

Use Stories Instead of Facts to Make a Better Argument

100+Lifehacker / 11h
In the midst of a debate, reciting facts and hard data isn’t the failsafe strategy we often expect it to be. This applies especially to political debates, largely due to broad polarization of the American public as misinformation forces more people than ever into their chosen spheres of reality. Read more...

Wolf Moon is done, here’s a full 2021 Full Moon calendar with names

30SlashGear / 11h
This week the alignment of our planet Earth, our moon, and our nearby Sun, created a Full Moon we call a “Wolf Moon.” This is just the first in a line of full moons that’ll appear to us humans over the next 11 months, and we’ve got the lot listed. In the mix are the Snow Moon, Worm Moon, Pink … Continue reading

Scientists Learn Even More About Wombats and Their Beautiful Cubed Poop

100+Gizmodo / 11h
The world makes more sense today, thanks to new research detailing the digestive processes responsible for the bare-nosed wombat’s incredible cube-shaped poop. Read more...

This Plate Is Cleverly Designed to Trick Kids Into Eating More Vegetables

44Gizmodo / 11h
Finding a way to get kids to eat their vegetables is the Kobayashi Maru of parenting. Even a victory comes with sacrifices and trade-offs. But instead of forcing parents to become master negotiators, this simple plate instead uses clever psychology tricks to make vegetables look more palatable and portions appear… Read more...

Liven XFM is a $199 groovebox for '80s fetishists

66Engadget / 11h
Sonicware first broke on the scene with the ELZ_1 a few years back — a portable multimode synth that’s seemed to draw inspiration from Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 . Then last year it announced the Liven 8-Bit Warps , a looping synth with a collection of engines for creating your own chirpy chiptunes. Now, before its even finished pushing Warps out the door, it’s already preparing to launch its nex

How To Redeem Brex Points For Cash & Travel

One Mile at a Time / 11h
I’ve written extensively about the huge rewards being offered right now for opening a no-fee Brex Cash account , and in this post I wanted to talk about what can be done with those points. For background on this amazing offer, see my previous two posts: Exclusive: 80K Points With Brex Business Cash Account My Experience Opening A Brex Cash Account (Easiest 110K Points I Ever Earned) Why you shoul

Cable ISP warns “excessive” uploaders, says network can’t handle heavy usage

500+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Bosca78 ) Mediacom, a cable company with about 1.4 million Internet customers across 22 states, is telling heavy uploaders to reduce their data usage—even when those users are well below their monthly data caps. Mediacom's fastest Internet plan offers gigabit download speeds and 50Mbps upload speeds with a monthly data cap of 6TB. But as Stop the Cap wrote in a det

The Stock Traders of Reddit and TikTok

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They are young, they are fearless and they are forcing everyone to pay attention.

Turn your phone into a space-ready telescope – Future Blink

52Mashable / 12h
Gadgets from the French startup Vaonis let you turn your phone into a telescope and space-friendly camera. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Astronomy , Telescope , Cosmos , and Observation

‘Frozen’ CG snow and crash-test cadavers offer hints for 60-year-old Russian mystery deaths

100+TechCrunch / 12h
The Dyatlov Pass incident is the mother of all cold cases: nine people found dead in 1959, deep in the Ural mountains, under circumstances no one has ever been able to satisfactorily explain. But new research uses simulation techniques from multiple eras to advance what is perhaps the least implausible story of this tragic mystery. The paper, published yesterday in Nature Communications Earth and

425 Megapixel Photo Shows Incredible Details on SpaceX Starship

500+Futurism / 12h
Closer Look When you think of SpaceX’s enormous Starship rocket, you probably imagine it looming far away in a landscape shot , or as a distant speck against the sky during a test flight. But a new photo by Ars Technica photographer Trevor Mahlmann shows the giant experimental spacecraft in astonishing, 425 megapixel detail — enough to make out a thicket of wires, welding scars, and even scribble

Netflix has the fix for sleeping through your favorite show

SlashGear / 12h
If you’ve ever wanted to watch Netflix on a timer, you might soon get your wish. Netflix is apparently testing that very functionality in its Android app, allowing users to effectively place a time limit on their viewing sessions. Not only could this be a good thing for people who want to put limits on screen time, but it could … Continue reading

American Airlines Tells Flight Attendants They’ll Be Laid Off Again, Third Government Bailout Requested

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In December Congress passed a $15 billion airline payroll bailout, requiring airlines to bring furloughed employees back to work and pay everyone December 1 through March 31, 2021. Per furloughed worker this was the most expensive jobs program in history (at over $1.1 million annualized per job) and American says it's only spending 10% of the $3 billion it received on furloughed workers. American

Start saving your Bonvoy points: The Ritz-Carlton is coming to Turks and Caicos this summer

100+The Points Guy / 12h
Ritz-Carlton is adding to its portfolio of resorts in the Caribbean. Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos. (Photo courtesy of Marriott) Opening “summer 2021,” The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos will be co-located with a Ritz-Carlton Residences development and will feature 155 guest rooms and 27 suites offering guests views of the turquoise waters of Grace Bay Beach below. For more TPG news delivered e

How to Create Tab Groups in Android's Chrome Browser

30Lifehacker / 12h
One of Chrome’s best features for staying organized is coming to Android: the almighty “tab groups,” which let you bunch up your tabs into more useful chunks rather than randomly scattering them across your browser—or, on your phone, on separate pages. However, you might have to enable a semi-hidden flag in your… Read more...

A Real 3D-Printed Home Listing Just Popped Up on Zillow for a Cool $300,000

500+Gizmodo / 12h
People have been talking about the advent of 3D-printed homes for quite some time now, but now a listing for a home in New York has popped up on Zillow boasting to be the “world’s first 3D-printed home for sale.” Read more...

U.S. Intelligence Claims China Wants to Steal Your DNA

200+Gizmodo / 12h
China has been accused of stealing a lot of things from America: intellectual property , “ jobs and wealth ,” even our beloved role as the world’s biggest jerk . Now, U.S. national security officials warn that America’s greatest adversary wants to steal our genetic makeup, too. Read more...

What the Arab Spring Can Teach Us About GameStop

100+Wired / 12h
Ten years ago, democracy protesters used social media to organize against an oppressor. But ultimately, the powerful came out ahead.

Lenovo led the pack as tablet and Chromebooks sales blow out tail end of 2020

SlashGear / 12h
It would seem that the shifting state of the world through the course of events that was 2020 made a big impact on sales of Chromebooks and tablets at the tail end of the year. Canalys records of device shipments showed Q4 as the third consecutive quarter of annual growth for the global PC market. The global PC market saw … Continue reading

Reap big benefits when you attend both TC Early Stage 2021 events

100+TechCrunch / 12h
Where can new founders and budding entrepreneurs turn for expert advice to navigate the formative phases of building a startup? Head to TechCrunch Early Stage — a two-day virtual bootcamp that gives early founders (pre-seed through Series A) access to the leading experts across a range of essential entrepreneurial skills. We’re talking dozens of workshops addressing operations, fundraising, pitch

Customer advisory boards are a gold mine for startup brand champions

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Yousuf Khan Contributor Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures . Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and Vice President of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School. As a 20-year CIO and advisor to multiple startups, I sat on many customer advisory boards (CABs) and

Three-dimensional search engine Physna wants to be the Google of the physical world

200+TechCrunch / 12h
In June of 1999, Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins invested $25 million into an early-stage company developing a new search engine called Google, paving the way for a revolution in how knowledge online was organized and shared. Now, Sequoia Capital is placing another bet on a different kind of search engine, one for physical objects in three dimensions, just as the introduction of three-dimensi

Apple will produce a series on WeWork's fall from grace

100+Engadget / 12h
Apple will back and produce a new TV+ series based on the podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork , according to Deadline . Simply titled WeCrashed , the new limited series will star Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto. It will be produced by the company’s Apple Studios subsidiary, with both Hathaway and Leto serving as executive producers on the project. The six-part podcast series WeCrashed wil

iPhone 13 in-display Touch ID could have mask mandates to thank

SlashGear / 12h
The iPhone 13 could see the return of fingerprint security, a new report suggests, with work underway at Apple to reboot Touch ID for the upcoming 2021 iPhone range. The technology was effectively superseded in most iPhone models with the launch of the iPhone X back in 2017, when Apple added Face ID facial recognition. The switch from Touch ID … Continue reading

One of the most underutilized Microsoft Edge features is getting an upgrade

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Inking improvements are now being rolled out to Edge's Canary and Dev channels to provide a smoot