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Every weekend, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG this week. Here’s what you need to know: Sign up for the TPG newsletter for more deals, tips, insights and travel news. The TPG 20: The best new hotels of 2021 (Photo courtesy of Auberge Resorts Collection) As part of Travel Week at the TPG Awards, we’ve introduced The TPG 20, our list of brand-new

500+Mashable / 10h
The sounds biologists heard were distressing, distinct, and noisy. While in Vietnam researching honeybees and giant hornets, scientists recorded the frenetic sounds created by honeybees when giant hornets (an incredible species regrettably and inaccurately dubbed "murder hornet" in the U.S. ) attacked their hives. Newly published research in the science journal Royal Society Open Science shows th

Apple iOS 15.2 iPhone•
iOS 15.2 is on the way and it’s surprisingly packed with features – though mostly smaller ones than those introduced in iOS 15.1 . We have a good idea of what to expect from the update as it’s already available in beta form, so below we’ve detailed all the new features and improvements that we know about so far. You’ll also find information on when iOS 15.2 is likely to land below, and which iPho

Australia New Zealand•
Undefeated two-time world champion David "El Bandera Roja" Benavidez has made no secret of his appetite for a title showdown with king of the ring Canelo Alvarez. But he first needs to prove his worth against Kyrone "Shut It Down" Davis, a late substitute who's making a name for himself. Read on as we explain how to watch a David Benavidez vs Kyrone Davis live stream today and catch all the boxin

Facebook's relatively recent entry into the digital dating market uses the platform's extensive reach to match you with potential partners from your local area. Facebook Dating is available from within the Facebook mobile app and accessible from the main menu or via the Dating tab. Of course, if you are happily married, in a monogamous relationship, or simply not interested in hooking up with loc

ZIPAIR Los Angeles•
ZIPAIR is offering a Christmas present to anyone looking for a low-fare option between Tokyo and Los Angeles. Starting on Dec. 25, the airline will commence nonstop service between Narita International Airport (NRT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Officials made the announcement at a press conference on Nov. 12. The Tokyo -based airline is a subsidiary of Japan Airlines. It will oper

Undefeated knockout king Jaime Munguia faces veteran knockout of the year contender Gabriel Rosado in an intriguing middleweight showdown. If you want to know how to get a Munguia vs Rosado live stream - including ways to watch absolutely FREE - we have all the details you need on how to watch the boxing. Hint: it's a TKO for streaming service DAZN in pretty much all countries . Munguia vs Rosado

huariqueje : Night Watch - Keiran Brennan Hinton , 2021. Canadian, b. 1992 - Oil on canvas,, 12 × 9 in 30.5 × 22.9 cm

DoubleTree Hilton 15•
DoubleTree by Hilton is expanding its footprint in Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the coming years as domestic and international borders reopen to travelers. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City Dining (Photo Courtesy of Hilton) “Following the reopening of domestic and international borders, the surg

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Finding something to watch with your whole household can be a pain. Luckily, Hulu's got you covered with a strong selection of movies that are fun for everyone. We've looked through Hulu's library and chosen the ten best options for a family movie night. From heartwarming tales of friendship to beautifully animated adventures, these selections are guaranteed to satisfy every branch of your family

FBI Email Servers Hacked•
100+Engadget / 3h
The FBI appears to have been used as a pawn in a fight between hackers and security researchers. According to Bleeping Computer , the FBI has confirmed intruders compromised its email servers early today (November 13th) to send fake messages claiming recipients had fallen prone to data breaches. The emails tried to pin the non-existent attacks on Vinny Troia, the leader of dark web security firms

At an employee town hall event at New York LaGuardia on Tuesday, held as the elimiantion of the Northeast Shuttle was being announced, Chief Revenue Officer Vasu Raja explained the decision. He offered that the things that made the Shuttle different were outdated, like newspapers (Covid and the internet), free drinks (changing norms), and rear-door deplaning (changes to airports). Continue readin

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It’s World Kindness Day, and Breeze Airways is taking that seriously. Or, should we say “Seriously Nice,” which is the slogan of the recently-launched U.S. low-fare airline. All weekend, the airline is doubling the BreezePoints passengers would normally earn by flying. Breeze is also giving out coupons to everyone who flies with them this weekend. The coupons are worth 1,000 BreezePoints each. Th

TechRadar readers are among the lucky few to get exclusive early access to Samsung's Black Friday deals - including price cuts of up to $250 on the stunning new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 foldable phones. Not only that, but the retailer will throw in a free pair of Galaxy Buds 2 (worth $109) and a wireless charger too. Retailing for $1,549 (was $1,799) on the Fold 3 and $899 (was $999) for the Fl

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Cop26 Climate Deal•
The COP26 climate conference has come to an end, but it probably won't satisfy some of its more outspoken critics. Reuters and The Washington Post report that the United Nations-helmed summit has reached a final deal on efforts to accelerate emissions reduction and otherwise keep to a Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5C. There are some areas where the new arrangement (billed

100+Gizmodo / 4h
Marvel movies live and die on their characters, and Eternals is no exception. With 10 main characters, the new movie is juggling a lot as its heroes try to save the world while also grappling with the things they’ve let happen to it over the centuries. The ageless demigods go through a lot during the film, and while… Read more...

Tesla 3 M. Ys USB Ports•
54Mashable / 4h
Wirelessly charging your smartphone might be difficult in your new Tesla. On Reddit and Twitter, posts started coming in Friday about new Tesla deliveries with parts missing in the electric vehicles. One person posted about their 2022 Model 3 with missing USB-C ports in the front center console. A photo showed the empty slots in the console. Usually that's where you can plug in a charging cord. T

agentsokka : All new foreign Warrior books : Arabic, Catalan, Simplified Chinese (alternate cover), Traditional Chinese, Dutch, British English (alternate cover), Farsi, Hebrew, Romanian, and Japanese! Excluding the extra British English/French copies of Dangerous Path, the collection’s up to 18 books and I definitely need a new shelf to accommodate future copies. Happy with the results so far th

41Gizmodo / 5h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — The curtain came down on United Nations climate talks a day later than expected. It’s a strange feeling as representatives from countries around the world said they were willing to accept an agreement that they all said sucks. Read more...

vintagemarlene : vintage illustration by takeo takei (1894-1983) ( )

There was no question in the organizers’ minds that CES, one of the world’s most famous technology events, would return to an in-person format as soon as the pandemic would allow. This year’s virtual event was considered a success, attracting more than 100,000 attendees across live and on-demand broadcasts. However, according to Karen Chupka, who heads up CES at the Consumer Technology Associatio

Earth NASA Asteroid•
100+Mashable / 5h
This isn't a normal asteroid. Planetary scientists suspect that a space rock that appears to follow Earth around the sun (because it has a very similar orbit) is likely a chunk of the moon. Importantly, the 150 to 190-foot-wide asteroid is not a threat to Earth , but it's certainly a curiosity in our solar system's neighborhood. In the new research , published in the science journal Communication

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. With continued pandemic-related flight disruptions , along with what’s expected to be a very busy holiday travel season, you’ll want to be prepared to handle any snags. Having the right credit card could be key to ensuring your entire trip doesn’t go off the rails. Related: 3 things to do if your flight is delayed We know there are t

400+Futurism / 5h
The complex crowd dynamics that led to a growing number of deaths at musician Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival may be even more gruesome than originally thought. As Business Insider reported , physics may help explain what went wrong at the Houston festival, making the tragedy appear more and more like a perfect storm of dangerous circumstances. Mass deaths, even at outrageously rowdy concerts,

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For an easy way to jump to a cell range or another spreadsheet, use hyperlinks. This is ideal for referencing data that you can view with a click. Here’s how to link to cells and spreadsheets in Google Sheets. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

iPhone 13 cases come in different colors, styles, and price points, but these new iPhone 13 Pro cases from Caviar kick things up a notch. The company recently debuted a new line of cases with ridiculous price tags, including the ‘Tyrannophone’ made of real dinosaur teeth for over $9,000. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit cards are receiving several new features, and their consumer cards all have new 100,000 point initial bonus offers, all without taking anything away or raising annual fees. Continue reading ...

sovietpostcards : Kittens on a radio set, Vintage Soviet photo postcard (1956)

Tesla Full Self-Driving•
Are you uncomfortable with the idea of Tesla letting owners test Full Self-Driving betas on public streets? You're not the only one. Reuters reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a driver's complaint that the FSD beta led to a November 3rd collision in Brea, California. The owner alleged that his Model Y entered the wrong lane, leading to impact with another

redlipstickresurrected : Miroco Machiko aka ミロコマチコ aka Machiko Miroco (Japanese, b. 1981, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, based Tokyo, Japan) - Miroco Machiko’s Cats, Paintings: Acrylic (*Info with each painting)

Time is running out on a limited-time offer with one of the easiest ways to earn rewards points — referring a friend or family member to a credit card . Eligible cardmembers of select American Express credit cards have just a few more weeks to earn a special referral offer when someone applies and is approved for a new card using their personalized referral link . Cardmembers will earn an additio

Your WhatsApp Status (which appears as a Story) is visible to everyone on your contacts list by default. However, you might want to hide your status from specific friends. Here’s how you can do that in WhatsApp. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

21TechCrunch / 7h
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I have a theory. The debate around accreditation in education often focuses on two extremes: the people who don’t believe in the necessity of a four-year degree and the people who think accreditation, and an Ivy-laden stamp of approval, is the only way to succeed

Gizmodo / 7h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Every Democrat in Glasgow for the United Nations climate meeting , from John Kerry to Joe Biden to AOC to Barack Obama, has shared one message. After four long years of the Trump administration acting as a wrecking ball , these politicians have said, the U.S. is back in the climate process and ready… Read more...

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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

Google Pixel 6 Pro•
Google just fixed one of the Pixel 6's more irksome bugs — at least, for people in your address book. As Android Police reports , the company has issued a patch for a Google app flaw that randomly auto-dialed people in your contacts. That was more than a little irritating, particularly if your phone tried to call a family member in the wee hours of the night. The issue stems from flawed Google As

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24Gizmodo / 7h
For Arrowverse fans, it’s a recurring gag that you can blame Barry Allen constantly changing the timeline for basically anything going wrong. Wake up as a completely different person ? Blame Barry. You’ve got superpowers now and your life’s bad? Blame Barry. The multiverse is in danger ? Blame Barry, even if that’s just… Read more...

Citi is a TPG advertising partner. The Citi Rewards+® Card is a popular starter credit card, as it earns cash-back rewards with no annual fee . For many, the idea of paying an annual fee is intimidating, but it may be worth considering moving up to the next level. The Citi Premier® Card offers superior earning potential and access to Citi’s airline transfer partners within the same family of card

Home repair or improvement projects rarely involve tackling a single problem, and then being done. Instead, one often leads to another—either because in the process of fixing or installing something, you discover additional things that need to be addressed, or because the process required to make the original repair… Read more...

US Chinese China AI•
2KFuturism / 7h
It looks like China’s “doomsday” weaponry pipeline may be more American than its critics care to admit. In a new POLITICO op-ed , Georgetown military researcher Ryan Fedasiuk revealed that much of the concern over the Chinese military’s forays into artificial intelligence is misplaced because, as it turns out, the basis for their tech is as American as apple pie. Using open source records, Fedasi

By default, if you set a Focus mode on your iPhone, it will synchronize on your Mac (running Monterey or later) and other Apple devices if they are all linked to the same Apple account. If you find this annoying, it’s easy to turn off in one of two ways. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . Hello and happy weekend! Today we’re talking insurtech, SPACs and how well direct listings can manage the IPO pricing question. But first, crypto. The crypto beat was busy this week, with Coinbase e

If you're wanting to score an early Black Friday deal on Apple's all-new 10.2-inch iPad - then today is your lucky day. We've just spotted the 2021 Apple iPad in stock and on sale for $449.98 (was $479) at Amazon. That's a $29 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the powerful tablet. Black Friday deals on iPads are always the hottest bargains during the November sale, and we predict today

Tesla 3 M. Ys USB Ports•
Tesla may be thriving despite chip shortages , but those shortcomings are apparently making an impact on the cars people get. Electrek has learned numerous Model 3 and Model Y buyers are receiving their electric vehicles without USB-C ports in the center console or rear seating areas. Some customers said they were alerted in advance, but others only found out when they took their EVs home. Delive

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What's inside? NASA's Perseverance rover — a car-sized robot carrying a slew of cameras and gadgets — ground away the surface of a Martian rock this week to peek at what's inside. The space agency tweeted out images of the distinct mark of human exploration now left on the desert planet: It's a circle-shaped abrasion (and there are others, too). An integral part of Perseverance's mission is to co

The Netherlands is back on partial lockdown, after a rise in recent COVID-19 cases. The Dutch government announced the restrictions on Friday, Nov. 12, after new infections exceeded 16,000 for two days straight, straining hospitals. Those numbers bested the previous record of just under 13,000 cases in one day set back in December of 2020. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, s

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Think back to 2016, and you may recall that in the leadup to the original Suicide Squad movie, there was many a story about Jared Leto . The two-time Joker in David Ayer’s film was reported to have sent some pretty messed up “gifts” like anal beads, sticky Playboys, and used condoms. Despite co-stars like Will Smith… Read more...

Traveling with ease is important and can give peace of mind to any traveler. Having a Known Traveler Number (KTN), knowing what it is and understanding how to use it can be a powerful tool when flying. Get the latest travel news by signing up for TPG’s free daily newsletter . What is a Known Traveler Number? Depending on which Trusted Traveler Program you join through the U.S. Department of Homel

There’s a big, colorful reason to stop at the Rental Car Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), even if you’re not renting or returning a car. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter . After many community meetings, strategy sessions, technical workarounds, and a good dose of luck, the airport and its art museum (yes, PHX has an

100+Futurism / 8h
A lot of us are no strangers to sweat-inducing, heart-pounding workout classes like SoulCycle or CrossFit. While your muscles might be sore afterward, they rarely lead to any major injuries . However, this wasn’t the case with one unlucky woman who nearly lost her leg after a high-intensity spin class. Kaelyn Franco, a 23-year-old Massachusetts woman, developed a serious muscle condition called r

The Indian government “strongly feels” that advertisements by cryptocurrency exchanges that promise customers wild profits and are not transparent about the volatile nature of such trading must be prohibited, according to a memo outlining the summary of a meeting between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several stakeholders on Saturday. A consensus has been reached by several stakehold

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Moskito Island - right next to Necker Island - was purchased by Richard Branson in 2007. I spent the weekend at the Oasis Estate there. Here's what it's like. Continue reading ...

In Windows 11, when you link your Microsoft account with your PC, the Photos app automatically shows the images from your OneDrive storage. If you’d like to hide these OneDrive images in Photos, you can. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

42Gizmodo / 9h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Climate talks have gone into overtime, with negotiators blowing past the Friday official ending. A new draft text that dropped Saturday morning showed that developed and fossil fuel-producing countries continue to be impediments to the action needed. Read more...

100+Gizmodo / 9h
Since 1939, Billy Batson has been the only one to carry the mantle of the thunder-wielding hero Shazam . Though he’s got a new movie on the horizon, DC Comics has decided that there should be a new hero to carry the title, and that’s where his sister Mary Bromfield comes in. Read more...

Save $290: Having a smartwatch makes everything from checking messages to going for a run far more convenient. As of Nov. 13, this stainless steel Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $459 at Amazon. Apple Watches boast a wide range of features that make it easier to monitor your health, listen to music, find your way around town, take calls, and — obviously — check the time. The gold stainless st

Gene Roddenberry was a man ahead of his time, accurately predicting the development of fantastical gadgets like flip phones, tablet computers, Bluetooth and bionic eyes — even tractor beams. But one technology Roddenberry called for in the 1960s has yet to make it off the screen: teleportation. It's not only that "we just don't have enough power," as Scotty would say, we also lack the fundamental

jareckiworld : Antún Kojtom — Sueño de Chilam Balam (oil on canvas, 2015)

US Intel Chip China•
34Engadget / 9h
President Biden's security and domestic production efforts may have a pronounced effect on Intel's plans. Bloomberg sources claim the White House "strongly discouraged" Intel from ramping up chip production in China to help address chip shortages. The improved capacity could have been available before the end of 2022, but the Biden administration was reportedly worried about security issues. The

Ford Mustang GT500•
It’s very common for Ford to release special versions of the iconic Mustang sports car. For 2022, the top-of-the-line in the Mustang model remains the Shelby GT500. Ford has revealed a special version of the GT500 called the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. The Heritage Edition is designed to pay homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500. Each Heritage … Continue reading

If you're looking for a premium Windows ultrabook, this Dell XPS 13 for $636.99 (was $949) is easily one of the best early Black Friday laptop deals right now. Not only is it the cheapest price we've seen on this baseline Core i5 model so far this year, but it's actually going for less than a Core i3 model was back in November 2020. In short, it's a good option if you're looking for a machine in

Samsung Galaxy S21•
If you're ready and waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE , then do we have some leaked images and details for you – they reveal just about everything there is to know about the upcoming phone, with some case designs thrown in as well. First we've got a pile of what look to be Samsung marketing materials from CoinBRS (via Android Police ). We haven't heard anything from CoinBRS before, so approac

Knowing how to give a good virtual gift — good as in more personal than a Visa gift card — is a key life skill. You won't always be able to celebrate with loved ones IRL, whether you live in separate states or are practicing social distancing. And if you happen to forget a loved one's birthday until the last minute, a digital gift is the way to go. Digital gifts and subscription boxes are gifts t

CATCH SOME ZZZs: As of Nov. 13, the queen-sized fan favorite Leesa Original foam mattress is on sale for just $999 — that's a whole $200 off its suggested retail price of $1199. Everyone deserves a good night sleep, or a quick nap during your lunch break (ah the joys of working from home). It goes without saying that a nice mattress greatly improves your sleep quality. Well now is the perfect tim

New relationships can be exciting, as you get to know someone on a deeper level and learn about their background and what makes them tick. Then, if you continue to be involved with this person, you’ll get to know them even better, including their goals, fears, and worldview. Read more...

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. After being closed for 18 months, Israel has reopened its borders to vaccinated and recovered travelers. If you’re planning a trip there, chances are you’ll spend some time in the nation’s second-most-populous city, Tel Aviv . Tel Aviv is a destination on many travelers’ bucket lists for good reason . From UNESCO-recognized cultural

Microsoft PowerPoint is known for presentations, but if you properly utilize some of the basic tools PowerPoint has to offer, you can also design a beautiful infographic and then download it as an image to use as you wish. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to get your kid, especially before everything starts selling out. A STEM or coding toy is a great way to enrich your child’s brain under the guise of a super fun toy. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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Amazon device deals are the hottest category discounted during Black Friday, and the retail giant is giving us a sneak peek with fantastic offers that you can shop for right now. Today's best early Black Friday deal is the Amazon Echo Dot that's on sale for just $24.99 (was $39.99) . That's not only a fantastic price for the best-selling smart speaker, but Amazon is also throwing in a free smart

Mashable / 10h
SAVE 53%: You'll get a free 30-day iFIT Family membership (worth $39) when you buy the ProForm 750R Rower on sale at Walmart for $468 ahead of Black Friday. That's over $530 off its suggested retail price of $999. Festering supply chain issues have made "get in there early" the name of the Black Friday 2021 game. In response, many retailers are covering their holiday deals with new price match gu

Mashable / 10h
A sunset lamp projector to mimic the sunshine long after the sun 4 case you needed a reminder that it'll now be dark before happy hour. On a lighter note (see what we did there), it also makes for some pretty cool Instagram pictures — just saying. Credit: jestar A nugget ice maker because we shouldn't have to trek all the way to Costco just to get the "good ice." And you know ex

allcatsconstitutethesamefamily : From The Story of Serapina by Anne White and illustrated by Tony Palazzo. They’ve had many lives and many ages: cats I’ve met in my time travels . Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

Link: Apply now for the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card (this is the best publicly available offer for the card, and we appreciate your support if you use our link) There’s a lot to learn about the new Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card , given that this marks Capital One’s entry into the premium credit card space . Lots of people are applying ( and being approved ) for the card,

SlashGear / 10h
This week was a busy one for SpaceX, having launched the Crew-3 mission to the ISS. Only days later, SpaceX also launched another Falcon 9 to put 53 Starlink satellites into orbit. This was an interesting flight shrouded in fog at launch but had decent weather above the fog layer. SpaceX was able to successfully land the Falcon 9 rocket … Continue reading

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 ...

100+The Points Guy / 10h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Southwest Airlines doesn’t have fancy onboard offerings. But it does have a unique boarding process where you are assigned a specific boarding number that determines when you can board the plane. How quickly you get on the plane is important since Southwest uses first-come, first-served seating. The earlier you board, the better seat

Resident Evil is one of the most popular and longest-running video game franchises. It’s also inspired some of the most successful video game movies, in both live-action and animation. Here’s how to stream the Resident Evil movies. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Waste New Zealand NFW•
Daniel Cossío Contributor Daniel Cossío is the regional director at Village Capital Latin America and cares about building a more equitable future for the region. Latin American farms and fields produce a lot of food, but 47 million people still remain hungry . The region accounts for about a quarter of global exports in agricultural and fisheries products, including fruits and vegetables, salmon

Hello and welcome back to Equity , a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines! Friday afternoon the Equity team took to a Twitter Space to hit on a topic that we had to cut from our regular end-of-week show, namely crypto earnings and how Wall Street is digesting the results. And to bring in extra mental horsepower, Natasha and Alex lassoe

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Yes, technically Black Friday isn't until the end of the month but that doesn't mean you can't get a fantastic price now. In fact, the retailer Mobile Phones Direct has just slashed prices on a host of Samsung and Apple handsets. This is part of the retailers ' Black Friday Super Savings ' and focuses on a few key handsets. That means discounts on the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra, iPhone 12 and

SlashGear / 11h
In years past, if you wanted the best fuel economy and performance, you purchased a vehicle with a manual transmission. However, things have changed significantly with modern automobiles over the last several years. Today, an automatic transmission is typically more fuel-efficient than a manual, and in many performance cars today the automatic version is also the quickest. Although the average …

Enlarge Another weekend, another Dealmaster. This weekend's roundup of the best tech deals we can find from around the web includes discounts from a sweeping early Black Friday sale at Best Buy, strong promotional prices on Disney+ and Xbox Game Pass, deals on activity trackers we like from Garmin and Fitbit, and "three for the price of two" sales at GameStop, Target, and Amazon. We've broken dow

Mashable / 11h
GET 40% OFF: The eufy RoboVac 11S is one of the best robot vacuums on the market for value even at its regular price. As of Nov. 13, it's on sale at Amazon for $137.98 (that's savings of $92.01). Whether you're the proud pet parent of a fluffy dog that sheds like crazy or just can't be bothered with tidying every day, you'll find that a robot vacuum will improve your living environment with minim

Earth NASA Asteroid•
98Mashable / 11h
It sounds like a movie. NASA will soon test its ability to deflect a threatening asteroid away from our humble blue planet. The agency will slam a spacecraft the size of a vending machine into a space rock the size of a great Egyptian pyramid. The sci-fi-like endeavor is called the DART mission, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, and the spacecraft launches quite soon, at the earliest on Nov. 2

jareckiworld : Brian Cirmo — Far Away From It All (oil on canvas, 2020)

Black Friday 2021 is fast approaching, and gamers worldwide are deciding whether to make early purchases on a range of gaming products. That includes those who may be on the lookout for an early Black Friday gaming laptop deal or the cheapest Black Friday PS5 game deals . For some, though, there’s only one product that’s worth buying this year: a Nintendo Switch. So will there be any Nintendo Swi

26Lifehacker / 11h
When we think about gardening, things like planting, watering, and harvesting usually come to mind first. But in reality, there’s a lot more to it—including what’s going on just below the surface. Read more...

100+Wired / 11h
Plus: A Robinhood breach, NSO Group spyware, and more of the week's top security news.

26Wired / 11h
PlayWay's big library of vocational games makes it an investor favorite. But some say it's more like a pyramid scheme of glorified prototypes and prologues.

100+Wired / 11h
Cut a panther worm into thirds and each section will grow a new body. Researchers injected some with a fluorescent protein to study how.

Gizmodo / 11h
Consider the Sun: hot, massive, and the reason all of this (gestures wildly) is possible. Our local star fuels all life as we know it, providing the energy that sustains everything from the smallest photosynthesizing microorganisms to the largest animals on land and in the seas. Read more...

200+Ars Technica / 11h
Enlarge / With extra-wide tracks and a bunch of other clever features, the Benthic Rover II can roam the seafloor for years at a time. (credit: Madison Pobis | MBARI) The Benthic Rover II is the size of a compact car, although it rocks fat treads, making it more like a scientific tank. That, along with the two googly-eye-like flotation devices on its front, gives it a sort of WALL-E vibe. Only in

In keeping with the ambiance on Celebrity Cruises ‘ vessels, the brand’s accommodations offer an elevated experience without going full-on luxury. That means Celebrity’s passengers can expect more sophisticated surroundings and an upscale vibe at relatively affordable prices. Like the vessels themselves, the line’s cabins are well-appointed and elegant, with modern touches that appeal to a slight

Futurism / 11h
Imagine being up the creek without a paddle. But worse, imagine that you still managed to make it to wherever you wanted to go, only to realize that you have no means to power up your equipment. In this modern age in which we depend upon electricity and technology, doing without is not an option. Luckily we can count on the sun for solar energy and portable power stations to get us through. So wh

When they first came out, robot vacuums were an easy piece of tech to say “no” to. They were pricy and weren’t that much more convenient than doing the job yourself. But has the technology improved enough to make them worth buying today? We dug in to find out. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Dolby Vision IQ is one of the newest technologies in the world of high dynamic range content, and it aims to make your HDR experience even better. Here’s how it works and why it matters. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards . As we continue to see a travel recovery, it’s a great time to start getting your points earning strategy in order, so you’re ready to plan your dream trip when the time is right. That’s especially true when you consider that we’re currently seeing

Even with the discounts we’re likely to see thanks to upcoming Black Friday deals , the latest tech rarely comes cheap. On the hunt for a bargain, your eyes might have been drawn to the reduced price of refurbished tech, but should you steer clear of these tempting offers or not? Refurbished, used and like-new devices may be less expensive than their out-of-the-box counterparts, but they also com

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Enlarge (credit: Humphreys et. al.) It is now relatively trivial to determine the order of amino acids in a protein. Figuring out how that order translates to a complicated three-dimensional structure that performs a specific function, however, is extremely challenging. But after decades of slow progress, Google's DeepMind AI group announced that it has made tremendous strides toward solving the

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You may have never bought a soundbar before, but you've probably heard about the exceptional, room-filling sound they can provide to a TV or home theater setup . You might even have been eyeing up the early Black Friday soundbar deals . If so, we're here to help you make the best decision. The best soundbars you can buy can supplement a truly immersive viewing experience, elevating your favorite

In mid-July we saw a fantastic development to the Citi ThankYou program, whereby it’s possible to transfer points to American AAdvantage for a limited time. This feature is due to expire today, so in this post I wanted to recap this feature, including my take on whether or not it makes sense to speculatively transfer points, along with the odds of this feature being extended. Citi ThankYou adds A

In mid-July Citibank points suddenly became transferable to American Airlines. That was a huge surprise and for many cardmembers with Prestige and Premier products a nice increase in the value of their points. Citi hadn't had one of the large U.S. airlines as a transfer partner. In fact, it was odd that American Airlines wasn't a transfer partner before this. And odder still that the relationship

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Joshua Broggi believes that three new colleges need to be created every single day, for the next decade, in order to adequately meet demand from students. So, he is building Woolf, what he claims is the first software platform that can launch and manage an accredited digital college. Woolf wants to take off “the sophisticated burden” of accreditation, or recognition that an institution fits certa

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This week, TikTok had it all — reactions to Red (Taylor's Version) , women being too stunned to speak, and the return of "No Nuance November." TikTok remembers it "All Too Well" In case you are somehow unaware, on Friday, Nov. 12, Taylor Swift released Red (Taylor’s Version) . By the morning, the tag "redtaylorsversion" had over 430 million views, and over 30,000 videos had been made to the 10-mi

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A team tracking the flights of four Tule geese from Alaska to California documented how the birds changed course in response to dense smoke.

Close-up view of an arch detail in the Parkman Branch Library, Detroit Public Library. Typed on back; “Detroit Public Library. Francis Parkman Branch. Detail of arch.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library