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400+TechCrunch / 8h
African e-commerce fulfilment startups backed by Y Combinator seem to be piquing investors’ interest this year for their niche e-commerce play. Summer batch graduate ShipBlu is the latest on that list and confirmed to TechCrunch that it has raised $2.4 million in seed funding . The company, founded by Ali Nasser , Ahmed ElKawass , Abdelrahman Hosny in 2020, operates a delivery and fulfilment mode

Facebook Metaverse•
Mark Zuckerberg’s opening keynote at the recent Facebook event ( now called Meta ) was a sight to behold. Over the course of one and a half hours, the CEO – joined by various experts from his company – rambled through his vision of a future with the metaverse at its core. No longer would we be constrained by our physical limitations as our digital and virtual worlds blend into one. According to Z

1KWired / 7h
A new model of learning centers on blasts of neural activity that act as teaching signals—approximating an algorithm called backpropagation.


Engadget / 5min
Lenovo's next ThinkBook Plus might be more practical, at least if you'e a budding artist. Well-known leak purveyor Evan Blass has shared what he said is an image of a 17-inch ThinkBook Plus model. Unlike the current 13.3-inch system, though, you wouldn't have to flip your machine around to use an e-paper display on the back. Instead, you'd have a pen-capable color display next to the keyboard you

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jazznoisehere : Lawrence Sterne Stevens The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury from Famous Fantastic Mysteries , December 1952.

While the the Huawei Nova 9 was unveiled in September, back then it was only announced for China. Huawei has now gone ahead and announced the phone for the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. The Huawei Nova 9 has a lot of tempting tech inside such as a 6.57-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a mid-range Snapdragon 778G chipset, 8GB of RAM, and a choice of 128G

Sweet Spot Sunday is a weekly series highlighting the best-value award redemptions across loyalty programs. JetBlue’s Mint is one of the best business-class products in the skies, with excellent service and top-notch seats. Better yet, the airline recently rolled out all-new Mint Studios and Suites on planes operating JetBlue’s new London routes and a handful of domestic jaunts too. That said, bo

clawmarks : Strange Tales Of Mystery And Terror - vol. 2, no. 1 - 1932 - via Internet Archive

centuriespast : Cihuateotl 15th–early 16th century Aztec the met

If you’ve found a better name that you think best suits your YouTube channel, you can remove that old channel name and add the new one. We’ll show you how to rename your YouTube channel on the web and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

When you think of iconic rock bands, it’s hard to not think of The Rolling Stones. And now, the British band has a new fan: Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot. In the company’s newest video, we can see the robot “dancing” along to the Stones’ tune Start Me Up. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

UK Energy Bulb Next Week•
The chief executive of Big Six energy supplier Scottish Power has issued a stark warning to UK households that the current energy crisis and rising energy bills could last until 2023. Keith Anderson recently voiced his concerns on this while also calling on the government and the industry regulator Ofgem to review the current energy price cap. In addition, Mr Anderson also claimed that he expects

The Biden administration is getting behind a national no fly list though – at least to start – only for violent passengers. Remember that David Dao was accused by many of being violent when he was removed from a United Express plane. His face bloodied an officer’s hand. Continue reading ...

lionofchaeronea : Japanese mask (iron and lacquer, with a silk head covering sewn on the upper edges) representing Jikokuten, guardian deity of the East in Buddhist cosmology. Inscribed by Myōchin Muneakira; dated 1745. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

archaeologicalnews : The mysterious Tarim mummies of China’s western Xinjiang region are relics of a unique Bronze Age culture descended from Indigenous people, and not a remote branch of early Indo-Europeans, according to new genetic research. The new study upends more than a century of assumptions about the origins of the prehistoric people of the Tarim Basin whose naturally preserved human rem

Mashable / 1h
Marching band is one of those activities that looks hard and is actually even harder, which makes this performance by Ohio State's marching band insanely impressive. The band performed "Can You Tell Me How To Get...," a medley of Sesame Street songs and accompanied each track with a flawless formation. Ernie's rubber duckies make an appearance, as does the Count, Elmo, and an Oscar the Grouch sur

Zepto India Grocery•
22TechCrunch / 1h
Two 19-year-old entrepreneurs, who have previously collaborated on a number of projects including a ride-hailing commute app for school kids and last year left Stanford to pursue a new startup, said on Sunday they have raised $60 million to disrupt India’s overcrowded and highly-competitive grocery delivery market. Glade Brook Capital led the six-month-old app Zepto’s first institutional financin

From banking to gaming, investors are sending billions of dollars to crypto inventors who seek to disrupt industries. Here’s a look at some of those bets.

Sunday NFL Live Stream•
Rewind a year and the Saints swept the Bucs in the regular season, Tom Brady throwing a combined five interceptions, but of course Tampa Bay stepped it up when it mattered, winning their divisional playoffs showdown. It's time for the NFC South rivals to go toe-to-toe again, so read on as we explain how to get a Buccaneers vs Saints live stream and watch the NFL game online from anywhere. Tampa B

Engadget / 1h
Large tech companies may soon have to pay significant taxes no matter what tax loopholes they had before. BBC News reports G20 leaders have reached an agreement that would set a global minimum tax rate of 15 percent for large companies. The long-in-the-making deal should be official as of today (October 31st) and would be enforced starting in 2023. The US originally pitched the concept to prevent

The Apple AirPods 3 have finally arrived and the big question is, how do they compare with many of our favorite true wireless earbuds? We’re pitting them against the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro to find out which ones you should buy. The Apple AirPods 3 are the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2019 Apple AirPods - not to be confused with the Apple AirPods Pro , which also launched in 2019. The Pro

wtxch : Stephen Mackey An Evening Of Clairvoyance, 2015 Oil on Panel

librarycompany : Talk about spine tingling! It’s a very Halloweeny #publishersBindingThursday this week! These skeletons are from Henry Smith’s Anatomical Atlas, (Philadelphia, 1847)

When you want a logo or another transparent image as your document background, you can use a watermark. In Google Docs, you can insert an image watermark easily and have it automatically appear on each page of the document. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla Sentry Mode Live•
Tesla’s popular Sentry mode, a feature that uses the car’s autopilot cameras as a security system to prevent theft or vandalism, just received a big upgrade. A new software update allows owners to remotely watch a live view from the Sentry cameras on their iPhones. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

300+Futurism / 2h
FCC commissioner Brendan Carr went on a Twitter rant this week about robodogs, citing apocalyptic science fiction movies and television before ultimately implying — though we’re honestly still not sure — that maybe he had just been joking about the whole thing. “I’ve seen ‘Terminator,’ I’ve seen ‘I, Robot,” he posted , along with a video of a Spot robodog made by Boston Dynamics. “I know how this

Gizmodo / 2h
Next week, Netflix and Riot Games will finally release the first act of episodes for Arcane . The animated series based on Riot’s popular League of Legends will tell the story of fan favorite Champions Vi (voiced in the show by future Hawkeye Hailee Steinfeld ) and Jinx (Ella Purnell), and what led to them becoming… Read more...

100+The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. If you truly want to maximize your miles, periodic transfer bonuses offer some of the most lucrative opportunities for fantastic points redemptions . Specifically, you can sometimes get up to 50% more value for your points by transferring them to certain airline or hotel loyalty programs at the right moment. To help make it easier fo

Mashable / 2h
Halloween 2021 has been a spooky season of uncertainty, with COVID-19 keeping celebrations small and manufacturing shortages making costumes hard to come by. So thank the Belchers for delivering the ghoulish goods with a brand new holiday-themed episode you're sure to love. This year, Linda and Gayle take on a pumpkin-smasher whodunnit. But there's no reason you shouldn't revisit all the Bob's Bu

Depending on the severity of your post-pandemic cabin fever, your agony to travel might cause you to become abnormally undiscriminating when choosing your next travel location. You may just want to go somewhere. Anywhere. If you’re willing to let the deals guide your travel, it’s easy to book a steal from your home airport. I’ll show you how to do it with Google Flights. If you’re new to Google F

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danskjavlarna : A cannibal carved pumpkin, from Germany, date unknown, courtesy of UpNorth Memories. My collection of vintage cannibalism . Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

Gizmodo / 2h
The recent string of Halloween movies have been fairly serious affairs about generational trauma and an unkillable brute mowing his way through a single town. You wouldn’t thing a rock song would go well with the franchise, even with Rob Zombie having once a duo of reboot films, but Halloween Kills begs to differ. Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. It’s Oct. 31, meaning that it’s not only Halloween, but it’s also time to take inventory of any expiring credits that may still be lingering. Many offers and promotions expire today – and you don’t want to miss out before they’re gone forever. Let’s take a deeper look. Want more credit card news and advice from TPG? Sign up for our d

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othmeralia : BOO! Happy Halloween, friends!

Pubg 14.2 Update November•
SlashGear / 3h
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds update 14.2 was detailed on Friday, giving those who aren’t on the test servers their first look at what they can expect next month. The patch will bring a few big changes to the game, particularly for players who prefer the new Taego map, including explosive weapons for attacking enemies from a distance. The PUBG 14.2 patch arrived … Continue reading

When it comes to gardening tasks, fall can feel like a season of preparation: getting your plants ready for the winter, and cleaning things up a bit so you have less work to do come spring. But if you’ve already planted your spring-flowering bulbs, put away your outdoor furniture, and raked all the leaves, you may be… Read more...

Mashable / 3h
This year, Google trends made putting together a perfect spooky movie marathon easy by revealing the top five most searched movies in the week leading up to Halloween. The tastes of the masses this year ranged from classic horror movies to Disney Channel originals, so there's bound to be something for everyone in this streamable five-movie run. However, if you're more of a horror, neat type, we'v

Mashable / 3h
When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Card readers, calculators, toothbrushes, a clothes iron, and a bunch of other fun junk turned into an orchestra to play the Ghostbusters theme. The Device Orchestra YouTube channel is filled with impressive setups that transform household items into instruments that perform all kinds of tunes, but the Ghostbusters song is par

iFixit Apple Cloth•
Mashable / 3h
If you had your sights set on buying Apple's so-called "polishing cloth" as a Christmas gift for the Apple fan who has everything, go back to the drawing board. The much-mocked — and popular given early sales — piece of fabric is backordered until mid-January, according to Apple's website . The $19 item is also not available in store. That means you'll have to wait until 2022 to snag the fuzzy wi

For years Mac users had to use third-party apps like AirServer to use their computers as an AirPlay receiver. With the arrival of macOS Monterey in 2021, you can now AirPlay directly to a Mac, just as you can an Apple TV. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

1KFuturism / 3h
Pass/Fail On Friday, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an idea for a new university with a vulgar name. It was a crude outburst, even by the billionaire’s often-childish standards , but several of his followup tweets appear to have crossed a line even for him or his handlers — because, after an outcry, he deleted them , in a rare reversal for the decorum-shredding Musk. Off Limits The more d

starrywisdomsect : Various vintage editions of Bram Stoker’s Dracula .

vysjewelry : Gold and diamond bat brooch, c. 1900s (at DSF Antique Jewelry )

34Gizmodo / 3h
The original Hocus Pocus is a fixture for most households on Halloween season, and Disney’s been promising a sequel for years . In lieu of an actual trailer for this Halloween, Disney revealed a new slate of characters who’ll be joining the Sanderson sisters’ (again played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi, and… Read more...

Hilton Honors is currently offering a promotion on purchased points , which is in line with the best offers we see from the program. Promotion on purchased Hilton Honors points Through Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Hilton Honors is offering a 50% discount on purchased points . This bonus kicks in as long as you purchase at least 7,000 points in one transaction, and you can purchase up to 80,000 poin

SlashGear / 3h
At this point, we know almost everything there is to know about the coming GMC Hummer EV. The Hummer was originally a gasoline-swilling monster SUV that met its demise in part because of pressure from groups who felt like it produces too much pollution and its high price. GMC revived the Hummer as an electric super truck of sorts with … Continue reading

SlashGear / 3h
LEGO has taken the wraps off its new Super Mario Luigi’s Mansion sets, but they won’t be available to buy in time for the holidays. Fans of the Nintendo game can expect three sets, including the Entryway Expansion Set, Haunt-and-Seek Expansion Set, and Lab and Poltergust Expansion Set. These three expansion sets expand Nintendo’s growing Super Mario product line. LEGO … Continue reading

Gurman Apple AR 2022•
Engadget / 3h
Apple's rumored mixed reality headset may be a boon for VR gaming. In his most recent newsletter , Bloomberg 's Mark Gurman claimed Apple is aiming for a headset that can handle "high-quality" VR games with both fast chips and high-res displays. While it's not certain just what chips would be involved, a previous leak mentioned a possible 8K resolution per eye — Apple might not expect games to ru

As great as Google Maps is, it’s not infallible. New places and roads are popping up all the time, and sometimes they get overlooked. You can help Google Maps and the community by drawing missing roads yourself. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Seemingly everyone’s been abuzz lately about Apple’s infamous Polishing Cloth. In an in-depth story from the New York Times about the accessory, an anonymous Apple official said Apple is “not surprised” by the enormous demand. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

atomic-chronoscaph : Nosferatu - Promotional art by Albin Grau (1922)

wonderful-strange : Dark Beasts by Frank Belknap Long, Belmont Paperback First Printing, 1964. Greystoke Trading Company.

29Gizmodo / 4h
It’s been a long almost 11 months since we last had The Doctor and friends on our screens, but at last, she’s back! And things are looking a bit different this time around, as the end draws near for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. Come talk about the first episode of Doctor Who season 13, Flux , and let us know what you… Read more...

When flying in and out of the City of Angels, or as some would call “the land of fame excess,” it’s only natural to want to do so like a celebrity. If you’re not flying privately (or semiprivately ), you can still make a grand entrance or exit through PS at LAX . For the uninitiated, PS offers one of the most remarkable travel experiences money can buy. It allows deep-pocketed flyers to skip the

American Airlines sent out a memo to all of its agents reminding them about all of the reasons they should use to deny or limit passenger claims for delayed, lost or damaged luggage, especially after international trips. It was all probably right, of course, but it's more important to train agents and baggage handlers on proper care for luggage to minimize damage to the items entrusted to them. C

centuriespast : Wooden “Ja” mask netsuke, signed Gyokumin, from the De Waal Family Collection.

prettycolors : #d4500f

SlashGear / 4h
Anyone who’s ever purchased a new or used car through an automotive dealership knows that while searching for cars and finding the one perfect for you is typically fun, most people dread the finance office. The finance office is where you’re often pressured to add on all sorts of ancillary warranties and services that can run the price per month … Continue reading

Horror Games Halloween•
It's Halloween, and you’re in the mood for a legitimate reason to get properly spooked? Well, our list of the scariest PC games to put that fright in your night is here. For some of you, Halloween is every day. It’s a full-time commitment. To that, we say, well done! But this list is mainly for those who lack a continuous taste for the macabre. Best Halloween movies and shows on Disney Plus to wa

So, you have a bunch of extra stuff at home that you don’t want to throw away, but you don’t have room for, either. You’ve already Kondo-ed everything, getting rid of what you don’t need or doesn’t spark joy. You’ve triple checked all the potential storage spots in your house—the attic, basement, crawlspaces, under… Read more...

88Gizmodo / 4h
When the first trailer for the new Resident Evil movie dropped earlier this month, it looked like a cheesy, expensive horror flick with an...interesting soundtrack choice. Lest you think that was a mistake on the marketing team’s front for what’s meant to be the start of a six-movie series , it’s apparently not,… Read more...

othmeralia : “This is Halloween, this is Halloween” A very Halloween-esque marbling is found on our copy of Leçons sur le carbone, la combustion, les lois chimiques (1908).

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If you’re looking to move a column or a row to a different location in your spreadsheet, you have multiple options to do that in Microsoft Excel. We’ll show you what those options are. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Smart lights are an essential part of your smart home setup and, yeah, they’re fun to look at, too. They help set the mood, whether it’s for a house party or movie night. If you’re wanting to pick some up, we can help. We found all of the best smart lights out there! Read This Article on Review Geek ›

As people finally get their hopefully-not-cancelled Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro orders, they’re encountering a terrifying problem. The fingerprint reader doesn’t work! Clearly there’s a problem with Google’s manufacturing process, right? … Right? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Kathryn Kosmides Contributor Kathryn Kosmides is a survivor of gender-based violence and the founder of nonprofit background check Garbo . Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s message about Instagram’s impact on teenage girls was unequivocal: Facebook’s studies found that 13% of British teens said Instagram prompted thoughts of suicide, and 17% of teen girls say Instagram makes eating disorder

Angel investing has traditionally been mostly open to men, who travel in certain circles and have access to certain networks, but Amanda Robson, a principal at Cowboy Ventures, is attempting to change that by building an informal network of women and non-binary folks who have the means to write checks, but for whatever reason have not been able to easily move into this type of investing. Robson s

Saints Live NFL BvS•
Seven weeks into the season, and it's probably just about safe to call the Titans contenders. The team that somehow lost to the Jets(!) have now beaten the Bills and Chiefs on the spin, and now have an AFC South grudge game in Indianapolis. Read on as we explain how to get a Titans vs Colts live stream and watch the NFL online from anywhere. Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts live stream Date

House Plan EV Electric•
SlashGear / 5h
Lawmakers in Washington want to push people away from cars with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. In the US, lawmakers face the problem that electric vehicles are often more expensive than similar combustion engine vehicles. The charging infrastructure in many areas is still patchy enough that people worry about where they would charge the vehicles. This is a particularly … Contin

Saints Live NFL BvS•
With Baker Mayfield essentially reduced to one arm and Ben Roethlisberger possibly even worse, this Halloween edition of the Turnpike War could be a genuine horror show. Read on as we explain how to get a Steelers vs Browns live stream and watch the NFL online from anywhere. Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns live stream Date: Sunday, October 31 Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 5pm GMT / 4am AEDT Ve

enchantedbook : “The Witch’s Kitchen” by Heinrich Kley from “Faust”, 1925

archaeologicalnews : Thirty years ago, archeologists excavated the tomb of an elite 40-50-year-old man from the Sicán culture of Peru, a society that predated the Incas. The man’s seated, upside-down skeleton was painted bright red, as was the gold mask covering his detached skull. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research have analyzed the paint, finding that, in addition t

Engadget / 5h
This may be one of your best chances of scoring a smart speaker or e-reader before the holiday rush. Amazon is selling multiple recent Echo devices (plus a Kindle reader) at very low prices. To start, the fourth-generation Echo speaker is on sale for just $60 (usually $100), or the same as its Prime Day pricing. You can also buy the new Echo Show 5 for an all-time low of $55 (normally $85), while

500+The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional cancellation and delays from American Airlines and Southwest. It was originally published on Oct. 30. American Airlines has canceled over 1,500 flights this weekend and an additional 1,200 flights have been delayed according to the latest data from FlightAware . The airline has also canceled some over 660 flights so far today, Sunday, Oct.

Hyperinflation is no big deal to the CEO of Hilton, who says “We can reprice our product every second of every day.” He’s not actually expecting hyperinflation, just the Janet Yellen-Jerome Powell kind of course. And though Hilton is a global company, he’s focused on U.S. inflation. But he makes the case that investors who worry about inflation should buy Hilton stock because Hilton can easily ra

View of the Children’s Room, Mark Twain Branch Library, Detroit Public Library. Room is furnished with tables, chairs and bookshelves. Pumpkin on table in foreground. Handwritten on back: “Mark Twain Branch, building interior, Children’s Room, 1950.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

weirdchristmas : Yes, Betty. That *is* the interminable void!

Futurism / 6h
Drones have become so commonplace, we’re even using them to make QR codes . If you’re interested in taking to the skies with your own robot, but aren’t sure where to start, this Black Drone with Dual HD 4K Camera not only is easy to fly, it’s on sale for under $80. Flying With Ease If you’re intimidated by drones, this one is built to get you comfortable with taking to the air. It launches with o

Flair Canada Las Vegas•
The Canadian airline industry has long been ripe for competition. The vast majority of the market is controlled by Air Canada and WestJet, which has caused airfare in the country to remain high for years. But there are finally new competitors popping up, including low-cost carrier Flair Airlines, which has expanded rapidly during the coronavirus pandemic. Flair used to solely operate Canadian dom

Night Sleep Study Heart•
How much sleep is enough? You might have heard the old adage about eight hours of shut-eye being the optimal amount, but in reality your needs will vary throughout your lifetime. When it comes to snoozing, your age, health and even your work can each have an impact on how many hours of sleep you should aim for each night. To help break this down, we’ve analysed research and sought expert advice f

bookporn : libraryjournal : iworkatapubliclibrary : Happy Halloween from the Truro Public Library in Truro, Massachusetts! Wow, this is adorable! *_*

clawmarks : L'univers : les infiniment grands et les infiniment petits - Félix-Archimède Pouchet - 1868 - via Gallica

20Mashable / 6h
There's a nameless kind of capitalism in our culture, and it's been creeping up on us for years. The executives and engineering whiz-kids at the top of Amazon, Apple, Google, SpaceX, Tesla, and Virgin Galactic are its exemplars. Its brand is extraterrestrial (it cares about getting at least some of us off-planet), existential (it seems to care about saving this one), extravagant (so many tax-free

Mashable / 6h
The internet's favorite season is upon us. It's that time of year when Meg Ryan, patron saint of turtlenecks, sprinkles pumpkin spice all over the Western Hemisphere and it officially becomes fall. The fall season brings blessings as abundant as a good harvest: sweaters, darkness, Fat Bears , the list goes on. But most important of all, fall is a time for hot, nourishing, comfort-in-a-bowl. Also

20Wired / 6h
These titles emphasize technique and skill—and they're a strong foundation for the serious home chef's library.

Spoilers follow for The Mandalorian season 2 . In traditional Lucasfilm and Disney style, The Book of Boba Fett is shrouded in mystery – aside from the return of the eponymous bounty hunter (played by Temuera Morrison) and his associate Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), The Mandalorian spin-off is playing its Sabacc cards extremely close to its chest. In fact, when it comes to solid intel on the charac

If you're on the hunt for a great gaming deal at this year's Black Friday deals event, then it's well worth considering picking up a gaming subscription. Gaming subscriptions grant you access to gaming content for a monthly or annual fee - a bit like Netflix for games. There are a plethora of gaming subscription services around, from PS Now , which allows you to stream PS2, PS3, and PS4 games on

22Lifehacker / 6h
Any interest in going to space before the end of the year? Unfortunately, if you’re not a billionaire or former Star Trek actor, that’s probably not going to happen. But, you can do the next best thing: Get paid to watch a bunch of space movies. Here’s how to do that. Read more...

31Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Makiko Tanigawa / Getty Images ) Island Press is “the nation’s leading publisher on environmental issues.” In its latest release, Thicker than Water , Erica Cirino, a photojournalist and licensed wildlife rehabilitator, explores what becomes of plastic—all 8 billion or so tons of it that humans have manufactured in the last seventy-ish years. Plastic’s greatest strength is also i

Editor’s note: Welcome to our new TPG hotel reviews! We’re trying out some novel formats as we rate hotels around the globe, aiming to help readers decide where to stay and where to skip. We’ll still do some of our signature in-depth versions, as well as longer-form pieces for hotels we think readers will be the most curious about. For now, though, we’re going to keep things snappy and give you a

artschoolglasses : Flying Bats, Ohara Koson, Early 20th Century

othmeralia : Want to read the first mummy horror story? Pictured here is Traité des embaumemens selon les anciens et les modernes. Avec une description de quelques compositions balsamiques & odorantes (1699) , a book on embalming. Our Curator of Rare Books, Jim Voelkel , was surprised when he was cataloging it to find it mentioned in the The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

Apple iMac Pro 2022 M1•
Apple’s new iMac purportedly set to arrive in 2022 could be called the iMac Pro , and is rumored to be a replacement for the current iMac 27-inch, switching out Intel silicon for the new M1 Pro and Max chips, and implementing the same Mini-LED screen as seen on the new MacBook Pro models . This fresh speculation from well-known Apple leaker Dylandkt contends that the incoming all-in-one will have

Shapeshifter Imposter•
SlashGear / 7h
Last year’s biggest hit game Among Us is getting a big update in the near future, one that will, among other things, bring new Roles to the title. Innersloth says it is still keeping most of the details about its upcoming update a secret, but it is revealing one big change early to get players excited: the new Imposter role. … Continue reading

25Engadget / 7h
iRobot's latest Roomba that can detect obstacles — including pet poop — along its cleaning journey is cheaper than ever right now. Both Amazon and Wellbots have the Roomba j7 and j7+ for $150 less, so you can grab them for $499 and $699, respectively. Both robots are the same, but you'll get the clean base with the j7+ model, allowing you to set and forget the robot and only empty the clean base

MSI Intel Z690 5.0•
In line with Intel’s 12th generation CPU announcement , Colorful Technology Company Limited announced its new Intel Z690 Series motherboards this week. The new boards feature support for PCIe 5.0, unlocking support for the next-generation PCI Gen5 devices. The Colorful iGame Z690 Ultra D5 will supports DDR5 memory, while the iGame Z690 Ultra supports DDR4 memory, offering build flexibility around

Apple Face ID MacBook Pro•
Apple has been busy pushing out new iMacs and new MacBook Pro laptops that take advantage of its own chipsets, but there are two oft-requested features that still haven't made their way to the Mac line: touchscreen displays, and support for Face ID. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors ), Apple executives Tom Boger and John Ternus addressed the omission of both of these fea

onceuponatown : Polish artist Władysław T. Benda with his masks. 1931.

harvardfineartslib : Skeleton going out to trick or treat? Image description: Black outlined image of a skeleton standing and carrying two pitchers against white mosaics. Skeleton carrying two askoi Mosaics: Black and white H 91 cm; W 70 cm Roman Repository: Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Campania, Italy HOLLIS number: olvwork169006

American Airlines’ operation is melting down… again. American is having a very rough weekend Looking at published data , American has canceled over 1,500 flights since Friday, and there’s no end in sight for these operational issues. Here are how many cancelations we’ve seen from American Airlines over the course of three days: On Friday, October 29, 2021, American canceled 340 flights On Saturda

This year's Black Friday deals are already starting to roll in, and I'm going to be keeping a close eye out for offers on robot vacuum cleaners and mops (or ideally a multi-purpose bot that incorporates both). The reason? Black laminate flooring. It looks great when it's clean, especially when paired with crisp white paintwork, but it shows every fleck of dust and dropped crumb. If I'm baking bre

If you’ve managed to avoid flying a low-cost airline then you’ve done very, very well. Not only are airlines such as Spirit Airlines often the cheapest option, but sometimes a low-cost airline can be the best way to get where you want to go. So whether you actually don’t mind flying low-cost because you just need to get from A to B, or you despise them so much that you’d rather pay more to fly a

Vaping is just as illegal on planes as smoking, even though when someone 'smokes' an e-cigarette they generally aren't exhaling smoke, just water vapor. Continue reading ...

26Wired / 7h
Want to resurrect that paragraph from a few drafts ago, or dredge up the doc you accidentally deleted? Here are your options.

NASCAR Martinsville•
The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs heat up with the Xfinity 500 on October 31, 2021, at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The penultimate playoff race will send its top drivers on to the championship. Here’s how to stream the race live at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

From our stacks: Excerpt and frontispiece “Give me the calm of Days decline to muse upon my own.” “Drawn & Engraved by J. N. Gimbrede” from Halloween , A Romaunt, with Lays, Meditative and Devotional. By the Author of “Christian Ballads.” (A. Cleveland Coxe) Second Edition. Hartford: H. S. Parsons & Co., 1846.

100+Ars Technica / 8h
(credit: Photograph: The British Museum) A curator exploring the shadowy recesses of the British Museum’s archives recently encountered a ghost—or rather, the world’s oldest image of one, etched onto a 3,500-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. The figure of a tall, emaciated spirit with his hands bound illustrates the text of an ancient exorcism ritual meant to banish the sort of ghost that “seizes

Mashable / 8h
If you follow Mashable Shopping's coverage, you know that we live to bring you the best product recommendations we can find based on countless hours of online research. But what about the stuff that we buy for ourselves? The stuff that made it into our shopping carts? Well, we're here to tell you about those things, and we'll be back every month to do so again. Here's what the staff bought in Oct

SlashGear / 8h
A bunch of unscented hand sanitizer has been recalled after FDA testing found they may contain several impurities. The recall comes from artnaturals, which is recalling 10 lots of its 8oz hand sanitizer over the potential issue, noting that it has done so voluntarily “out of an abundance of caution.” The recall notice doesn’t detail which impurities were identified in … Continue reading

iPhones are seriously expensive and somewhat fragile gadgets, but Apple has added a feature to help you protect your investment with recent models, dubbed Ceramic Shield. This is protection for the screen, and it’s an alternative to the Gorilla Glass used on many Android smartphones. Ceramic Shield is exclusive to Apple phones (specifically the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 ranges) and Apple has made s

It’s happened to everyone. You’re about to watch a video, but you see the sentence, “The content is not available in your location.” Here’s why it happens. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

63Wired / 9h
Is that proof of vaccination card too big to fit in your pocket? Stick it on your phone instead.

100+Wired / 9h
I'm tired of minimalism and bland beige tones. Bring on the bright, bold, and weird.

DOD Climate Change•
30Wired / 9h
Young people already know more than you might think. Here are some ways to approach the conversation, tailored for every age group.

26Engadget / 9h
Now that Luigi is part of Lego Super Mario , the toymaker is ready to show the other heroic plumber a little more respect. Lego has introduced a trio of Luigi's Mansion expansion sets that give its namesake star more to do in a game designed with him in mind. The $30 Lab and Poltergust set helps you get started with Luigi's ghost vacuum, while a $40 Entryway set introduces you to the mansion prop

56How-To Geek / 9h
ADB, Android Debug Bridge, is a command-line utility included with Google’s Android SDK. ADB can control your device over USB from a computer, copy files back and forth, install and uninstall apps, run shell commands, and more. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Mashable / 9h
Paging Dr. Internet , we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward. On Instagram, I scroll past a blonde toddler's second birthday, a senior dog that's up for adoption, a pair of daytime pajamas, and then, a post with a question: "Want kids one day?" It's an ad from Modern Fertility, a company that is one of an e

SlashGear / 10h
Windows 11 is currently rolling out as a free upgrade to existing users having eligible devices. The revamped operating system has loads of new productivity-enhancing features and a streamlined interface as compared to the outgoing Windows 10 OS. Truly, the ideal platform for home and office users to make work and creative life easier. A new OS environment brings with … Continue reading

Mashable / 10h
TL;DR: This refurbished Logitech G533 Gaming Headset is, as of Oct. 31, on sale for $74.99 (that's 50% off its regular price). If you’ve recently got into gaming, whether from following streamers on Twitch or out of sheer boredom during Covid times, you’re probably looking for some basic equipment to improve your setup. Even if you’re just a casual gamer, a few minor upgrades can make your experi

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TL;DR: The CarbonIce 7-in-1 Cooling Pillow is only $71.99 as of Oct. 31. Imagine a night where you sleep all the way through, never having to flip your pillow over to the cold side. Now imagine that every night thereafter. With the CarbonIce 7-in-1 Cooling Pillow , this can be your reality. And for a limited time, you can snag one for a steal at just $71.99. The CarbonIce Cooling Pillow features

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TL;DR: The 2022 Facebook Marketing Bootcamp Bundle is only $14.99 as of Oct. 31. Facebook advertising is one of the easiest ways to target your desired audience in the digital age. How are people supposed to know how great your business is if they never even come across it? With this four-course Facebook marketing training , you can learn how to create effective ads, the best times to run them on

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TL;DR: Pagico Task and Data Management Software is only $24.99 as of Oct. 31. How many hours a day do you spend just staring at the computer trying to remember what you sat down to do in the first place? The key to getting work done is not starting out stuck. And with this task management software from Pagico , you can always stay on track with everything you need to accomplish. Whether for busin

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Treat yourself day may have passed (it's October 13, for those who don't speak Parks and Recreation ), but that doesn't mean that you can't find excuses to spend your hard-earned money on something special. You're an adult, so you can do whatever you want with your dough. Take your pick from these 29 options and treat yourself to something good. You know you deserve it. Health, beauty, and wellne

Clean CC World Carbon•
200+NYT > Technology / 10h
A Swiss company is operating a device in Iceland that sucks CO2 from the air and shoots it into the grou