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Cecily Strong powerfully defends abortion rights in perfect 'SNL' Weekend Update appearance as a clown

1KMashable / 5h
If you're gonna talk about abortion, you gotta make it "palatable". Enter: Goober the Clown. Cecily Strong staunchly defended abortion rights on the SNL Weekend Update desk as Goober the Clown, who got an abortion at age 23. While poorly twisting balloon animals and squirting water from a flower, Strong poignantly hits on both the public perception and personal experience of clown (human) abortio raises $100M at a $1.6B pre-money valuation for tools to make AI usable by any kind of enterprise

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1KTechCrunch / 7h — a startup that has developed an open-source framework as well as proprietary apps that make it easier for any kind of enterprise to build and operate artificial intelligence-based services — has seen a surge of interest as AI applications have become more ubiquitous, and enterprises beyond tech companies want to get in on the action. Now, it has raised $100 million to fuel its growth, a

NASA shares the first images from Landsat 9

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In late September of this year, NASA and the US Geological Survey launched the latest satellite in the Landsat fleet called Landsat 9. The satellite has now collected and shared its first images of Earth. The images were taken on October 31 and show how the mission will help manage resources and understand how climate change is impacting the planet. … Continue reading

4 reasons to upgrade from the Delta SkyMiles Platinum to the Delta SkyMiles Reserve Amex

The Points Guy / 30min
The Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card are top-notch products for Delta flyers. They both have heightened welcome offers (through Nov. 10, 2021) and come with valuable travel perks like priority boarding and free checked bags. Their value propositions diverge after that, however. The Amex Delta Reserve comes with a substantially hi

So what is “the metaverse,” exactly?

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Ars Technica / 35min
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) These days it seems like everybody and their corporate parent company is talking about "the metaverse" as the next big thing that's going to revolutionize our online lives. But everyone seems to have their own idea of what "the metaverse" means—that is, if they have any real idea what it means at all. The original source of the term "metaverse" The t

How to Choose When Windows 11 Turns Off Your Screen

How-To Geek / 44min
Thanks to Windows 11, you can save energy, extend a portable PC’s battery life, and lengthen your screen’s lifespan if you configure your monitor or screen to automatically turn off after a certain period of time. Here’s how to set it up. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google pins slow Pixel 6 fingerprint recognition on 'enhanced security'

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Engadget / 49min
Ask Pixel 6 owners about their top gripe and they'll likely point to the slow, finicky fingerprint sensor. There may be an explanation for that momentary anguish, though. Google is telling users that the Pixel 6's fingerprint reader is using "enhanced security algorithms" that may either take longer to check your digits or require better sensor contact. Google hasn't elaborated on its statement.

UCLA study warns record wildfire seasons are “only the beginning”

SlashGear / 57min
A new study from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) warns that climate change largely driven by human activities is the main issue fueling record wildfire seasons and that they’re likely to get worse in coming years. The researchers point to US Geological Survey Data showing an astronomical increase in the amount of land burned yearly by wildfires. … Continue reading

Twitter users 'force' Elon Musk to sell Tesla stock so he can stop avoiding taxes

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62Mashable / 1h
It started with a Twitter poll. And now a billionaire CEO will need to pay his taxes. On Saturday, Nov. 6, Elon Musk decided to pose a question to social media platform's users. Should Musk, the co-founder and CEO of the electric car company Tesla, sell off 10 percent of his Tesla stock? Tweet may have been deleted Now, this wasn't just another meaningless 24-hour Twitter poll to gauge public opi

7 Reasons You’ll Want the Best-Ever Offer for the IHG Credit Card

26View from the Wing / 1h
The Chase-issued IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card has its biggest-ever bonus. The offer - up front for getting the card, and recurring benefits for keeping the card - are really valuable. This is not a card to use for your ongoing spending in my view. With a $0 intro annual fee the first year ($89 thereafter) it's a can't-pass-up. Continue reading ...

SpaceX now expects Crew-3 to launch November 10th

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Engadget / 1h
SpaceX and partners are still struggling to put Crew-3 into orbit . NASA has delayed the mission's launch yet again, to November 10th at 9:03PM Eastern. They moved the liftoff date after deciding to return Crew-2 (itself delayed to November 8th) first and avoid "weather considerations" affecting launch as well as recovery, according to the European Space Agency. SpaceX noted there was an 80 perce

Eternals' Director Chloé Zhao Talks Those Two Post-Credits Scenes

Gizmodo / 1h
You know the deal by now: Eternals , the latest Marvel movie starring a new batch of emotionally stunted misfits and superpowered weirdos, has two post-credits scenes to tee up both its own sequel and further developments for the MCU at large. Following the Hollywood premiere in late October, director Chloé Zhao talked… Read more...

Quick points: How to potentially save miles by … flying first class

The Points Guy / 1h
TPG’s Points and Miles team has created a new Quick Points series that aims to help you earn points, redeem miles and maximize your travel with bite-sized tips. In today’s edition of Quick Points, we’ll look at how you can sometimes save miles by flying first class instead of economy. Get the latest points, miles and travel news by signing up for TPG’s free daily newsletter . Believe it or not, s

Cardinals vs 49ers live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
The Cardinals lost their perfect record against the Packers, and they're up against it again as they visit their NFC West rivals with Kyler Murray banged-up and J.J. Watt out for the foreseeable future. This could be tasty, so read on as we explain how to get a Cardinals vs 49ers live stream and watch the NFL game online from anywhere. Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers live stream Date: Su

How to Search in Google Docs

How-To Geek / 1h
When you’re looking for specific content within a document that contains a lot of text, finding what you’re looking for can be difficult, at best. Luckily, Google Docs provides a feature to quickly search for text on desktop and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Adidas' New Xbox 360 Sneakers Celebrate the Console's 20th Anniversary

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How-To Geek / 1h
Who doesn’t love both basketball and gaming? Whether you’re a veteran sneakerhead or an avid Xbox fan, this fun footwear collaboration from Adidas and Microsoft is the pair to beat! Called the Xbox 360 Forum Mid, the sneakers are available for purchase in the United States and Canada. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Packers vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
A showdown for the ages between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes has been cruelly snatched away from us, but considering how the Chiefs are playing, it'll be equally intriguing to see if they're even capable of beating the Packers without their MVP at center. Read on as we explain how to get a Packers vs Chiefs live stream and watch the NFL game online from anywhere. Green Bay Packers vs Kansas

Iraqi prime minister says he was the target of a drone assassination attempt

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Engadget / 2h
Drones are apparently turning into assassination tools . According to CBS News and Reuters , Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi says he survived a drone-based assassination attempt today (November 7th) at his home in Baghdad's highly secure Green Zone. The country's Interior Ministry said the attack involved three drones, including at least one bomb-laden vehicle. Six bodyguards were injured

More Than Two Weeks Later, We Still Don’t Know Who Saved the La Palma Dogs

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Rest assured, there are still good people in this world. And they care about dogs, which honestly makes them even better. A group of people claim to have rescued the dogs that were trapped by lava flows from the La Palma volcanic eruption. There’s just one mystery: We have no idea who they are. Read more...

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thunderstruck9 : Carl Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935), Reading by Candlelight . Oil on canvas, 61 x 63.5 cm.

NASA Astronaut Says He Almost Drowned During Spacewalk

500+Futurism / 2h
Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman says he feared he was going to drown during a spacewalk, when a malfunction threatened to fill his spacesuit helmet with water. “Astronaut Tip #217: Make sure your bite valve is firmly attached to your water bag straw,” he tweeted this week . “When I saw mine float by INSIDE my helmet I was less than thrilled at the thought of becoming the first astronaut to

How to choose a credit card

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The Points Guy / 2h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. The promise of earning valuable perks from a credit card can be exciting. But, choosing the best card to add to your wallet isn’t always as easy as it seems. There are many factors to weigh before you fill out an actual application. At the very least, you need to consider your spending habits, the types of rewards you value the most

Digital Diplomacy 4.0: Return of the Jedi?

TechCrunch / 2h
Tom Fletcher Contributor Tom Fletcher, CMG, is principal of Hertford College, Oxford. He is a former U.K. ambassador and 10 Downing Street foreign policy adviser to three prime ministers, and a visiting professor at NYU. He is the author of the bestselling "The Naked Diplomat: Power and Politics in the Digital Age" (2016) and the forthcoming "Ten Survival Skills for a World in Flux" (2022). As Br

How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home This Winter

Lifehacker / 2h
As the weather turns cold, you may find that you prefer holing up in your house instead of braving frigid temperatures. Turns out, bugs feel the same way. (About your house.) They’re also looking for somewhere warm and cozy to spend the season, and your home has everything they want (i.e. not being outside). Read more...

How to Transfer Ownership of a Server on Discord

How-To Geek / 2h
If you no longer wish to be the owner of your Discord server, you can pass your server ownership to another user on the server. We’ll show you how to perform this ownership transfer process in Discord on desktop and mobile. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Google Promises One Last Update for Pixel 3 and 3XL

How-To Geek / 2h
All good things must come to an end, but before they do, they’ll get one last update. Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are slated to receive one final “sunset” update sometime in early 2022, even though they recently passed their final guaranteed update in October. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Surface Laptop 4 falls to record-low price in Best Buy's Black Friday laptop deals

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is just $699.99 (was $899.99) in today's early Black Friday laptop deals at Best Buy - one of the lowest prices we've ever seen for this excellent premium ultrabook. This particular spec features a speedy AMD Ryzen 5 4680U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. It's a little light on storage, but it's easily got enough power to zip through all but the most intensive

Black Adam Wants to Be PG-13 and Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

39Gizmodo / 2h
The Black Adam footage revealed at DC Fandome back in October featured a moment where a soldier aims his gun Dwayne Johnson’s hooded antihero . In a flash ( not that one ), Adam grabs the soldier by the throat and quickly electrifies him to the point of being dust. It’s a pretty gnarly moment that feels like a joke when… Read more...

Delayed: American Airlines’ Dallas To Tel Aviv Flight

1KOne Mile at a Time / 3h
One of American Airlines’ most exciting new long haul routes is between Dallas and Tel Aviv. Well, this route has just been delayed once again, much like the carrier’s new Seattle to Bangalore route . American’s Israel flight delayed again In August 2019, American Airlines announced some cool international expansion, arguably the most exciting of which was a new Dallas to Tel Aviv flight. This wa

SES Holdings shows off new battery technology for electric vehicles

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SlashGear / 3h
When it comes to EVs, every automotive manufacturer wants to build one with the longest driving range possible. The decision tree for which electric vehicle to purchase for a shopper often comes down to a mixture of cost and how far it will drive per charge. SES Holdings, a battery manufacturer startup with a significant investment from GM, has shown … Continue reading

uwmspeccoll : The Spectacle of Nature: Voyages of Exploration So far in the “Spectacle of Nature” series we have discus...

Music, Arts & Literature / 3h
uwmspeccoll : The Spectacle of Nature: Voyages of Exploration So far in the “Spectacle of Nature” series we have discussed the development of pictorial conventions of representing plants and animals in Europe from the late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period. The development of printing with moveable type and new illustration methods like woodcut printing contributed to Europeans looking at na

Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 FE launch and preorder dates leak out

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Dear sweet tech leaks, can we stop with this one? We've had several months of frenetic speculation about what Samsung might be plotting with the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phones, and an even more pointed leak has claimed the dates when you'll be able to see these devices for real – and put in a preorder for whichever one is your favorite. Well-known tipster Jon Prosser says tha

Uber considers dispatching yellow taxis in New York City

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Engadget / 3h
Uber might compensate for driver shortages by reviving an old feature. The New York Post reports Uber has lobbied the chief of New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission on the "potential" of dispatching the area's legendary yellow taxis. The details of the lobbying weren't revealed in the public disclosure, but the description suggested you would hail a taxi from the Uber app like you could i

Big Bird got vaxxed and people are thrilled, confused, and of course, outraged

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99Mashable / 3h
Your favorite friendly oversized avian just got the jab, and literally everyone has thoughts on the matter. Tweet may have been deleted While most responses have been positive, right wing politicians like Ted Cruz have propelled the Big Bird tweet to center stage, calling the vax status the latest form of "government propaganda." To which, we must remind you, Ted Cruz himself is vaccinated . This

Deal Alert: US Cities to Costa Rica From $230 Round-Trip

58The Points Guy / 3h
Trade in your sweaters for bathing suits this winter. American , Delta , JetBlue , United and Alaska Airlines are offering round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to warm and tropical Costa Rica starting from about $230. JetBlue, United, and most American airline fares are for main cabin seats, which includes carry-on and seat assignment. Other flights are for basic economy. For more TPG news d

The Value Of Points From Each Airline, Hotel, And Transferable Points Program

View from the Wing / 3h
The value of frequent flyer miles is something I’ve been calculating for years. I think what makes my approach different is I lay out the theory behind my valuations, I explain a lot of the moving pieces, and I present a comparison between my valuations and the valuations others are giving. I first laid this out the value of frequent flyer miles in 2014 and then updated values in 2016, 2017 and 2

How to Send Directions From Google Maps on Desktop to Your Phone

How-To Geek / 3h
Google Maps for iPhone and Android is great, but sometimes the journey begins on your desktop computer. Thankfully, it’s super easy to send those directions to your phone. You can pick things up there and be on your way. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Here's another sign the long-rumored Apple Car is on the way

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
Few tech rumors have been running for as long as the one about an Apple Car being on the way, and there's now more evidence that Apple is indeed busy working on an automobile: the company has reportedly hired former Tesla Autopilot software director Christopher Moore. That's as per Bloomberg (via 9to5Mac ), based on "people with knowledge of the matter", and we can assume that both electric power

Delayed: American Airlines’ Seattle To Bangalore Flight

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American Airlines’ highly anticipated Seattle to Bangalore route has been pushed back again, and I suspect even the current timeline is optimistic. American Airlines’ Seattle expansion Back in February 2020, American Airlines caught most of us off guard, when it was announced that the airline would form an international hub in Seattle. So far American has announced plans to fly from Seattle to Ba

Huge Delta Amex Card Limited Time Offers (Last Chance)

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Delta & American Express have a portfolio of co-branded credit cards . In mid-September we saw some fantastic limited time welcome bonuses rolled out on these cards. This is a reminder of that, as these bonuses are due to expire in a few days, and are seriously worth considering. While Delta SkyMiles is far from my favorite mileage currency, I appreciate that miles in the program have a “floor” v

How to check the safety of your next travel destination

48The Points Guy / 4h
How can you decide if a destination is safe? Safety can mean different things to different people, from the likelihood of civil unrest or terrorism, to the level of COVID-19 infections, or whether you can drink the tap water or wear flashy jewelry in public. Depending on where you get your news and advice from, a destination could appear to be very safe or very unsafe before you’ve even arrived.

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nemfrog : “Head-banding tight-joint books.” Bookbinding and its auxiliary branches. 1914. Internet Archive

Elon Musk Is Letting a Twitter Poll Decide Whether He Sells $21 Billion in Tesla Stock

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Futurism / 4h
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk waded deep into tax and wealth discourse this weekend, saying that he was open to selling what amounts to $21 billion in Tesla stock — and that he’d actually do it, depending on the results of a Twitter poll. “Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10 percent of my Tesla stock,” the mercurial billionaire tweeted

Save 15% On A Spade Mini Ear Wax Remover In This Pre-Black Friday Sale

Futurism / 4h
While we’re closer to replacement ears than you might think , there’s no substitute for caring for the ones you already have. T he SPADE MINI Smart Ear Wax Remover helps you keep your ears clean and monitor your ear health, and for a limited time, you can save an additional 15% in our Pre-Black Friday Sale. Protecting Your Hearing, And The Planet Cotton swabs aren’t good for your ears. Instead of

The Bare Minimum Backup Plan You Should Have for Holiday Travel in 2021

Lifehacker / 4h
It’s not looking good for 2021 holiday travel season. Even if you’ve booked flights, rental cars, or hotel rooms months in advance, the speed at which things are changing in the travel industry means that having a ticket or reservation isn’t necessarily a guarantee that your trip will take place as planned. Read more...

13 of the best mystery movies on Netflix for you to solve

Mashable / 4h
Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate as Mashable uncovers Big/Little Mysteries . Everyone loves a good mystery. Whether it's a whodunnit-based crime story or a mind-bending psychological thriller, sitting confused in front of your screen can be a way more enjoyable experience than it sounds. Often, the best mysteries span out over a whole series on Netflix, making the TV side o

How to Make a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Into a Video

How-To Geek / 4h
Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are great, but they are not as easily accessible as videos. Luckily, you can convert your presentations to videos with a built-in option. We’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Open Channel: What Did You Think of Thor: Love and Thunder?

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Did you know that Marvel put out two movies this weekend? Yes, there was Eternals , but there was also the movie we all actually care about, Thor: Love and Thunder . Directed once again by Oscar-winning funny man Taika Waititi , the new film has Chris Hemsworth’s musclebound thunder god being replaced by a different … Read more...

From face masks to fresh foods: 13 things sold in airport vending machines

The Points Guy / 4h
In the olden days, vending machines in airports dispensed exactly what you’d expect. If you were looking for soft drinks, water, chips and candy, airports had machines that were ready to serve you, and you could use coins or dollar bills to pay for it. In 2006, Zoom Systems installed vending machines at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) that sold Apple products. From there,

Apple adds a former Tesla engineer to its autonomous car project

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SlashGear / 4h
One of the more intriguing projects that Apple has been working on over the last few years is its autonomous car project. The project has been on and off, but it appears the project is gearing up as Apple has reportedly hired a former Tesla engineer to boost the development of its autonomous car. The engineer in question is Christopher … Continue reading

Browns vs Bengals live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 5h
The Browns are suffering both on and off the field at the moment, and the Bengals have a chance to turn what's been a tumultuous week for their cross-state rivals into a disastrous one. Read on as we explain how to get a Browns vs Bengals live stream and watch the NFL online from anywhere. Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals live stream Date: Sunday, November 7 Time: 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm GMT

Apple's AirPods Max drop to a new low price of $430 at Amazon

Engadget / 5h
Don't worry if you've been tempted by the AirPods Max , but put off by that eye-watering initial price tag — they're a considerably better value right now. Amazon is running a sale for Apple's over-ear headphones that drops the price to $430 , or a steep $120 lower than their official sticker. The discount applies regardless of color, too, so you can spring for blue , pink or any other shade. Buy

Several Marriott Hotels Sell Rooms Through Airbnb – For Less Money Or Instead Of At All

View from the Wing / 5h
Marriott has their own homesharing platform to compete directly with Airbnb, but Marriott hotels list at Airbnb and not Marriott Homes & Villas, and in some cases pull their room inventory from Marriott entirely to sell suites through Airbnb. What I find perhaps most striking is nobody at Marriott corporate thought to Google "airbnb+[Marriott brand]" to suss this stuff out? Continue reading ...

'SNL' cold open drops the mic on Aaron Rodgers' vaccination status

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Mashable / 5h
Oof, Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers very shadily evaded a vaccination status question during a press conference months ago, and — as everyone who was online this week is now aware — it's finally caught up to him. Above is SNL's take on the wildness, spoofing his misinformation-filled appearance on the Pat McAfee Show . On SNL Rodgers (Pete Davidson) goes on Fox News to note, "At the end of the day

Sweet Spot Sunday: Fly to South America for 35,000 American Airlines miles round-trip

23The Points Guy / 5h
Not only is American Airlines one of the last U.S. carriers to still publish award charts, but it also continues to offer some valuable hidden gems like off-peak awards . MileSAAver off-peak awards enable you to save up to 25% off the standard economy award prices between certain regions during select travel periods. We’ve previously looked at how you can leverage off-peak awards to book flights

Your 'Eternals' crushes, ranked

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Mashable / 6h
Welcome back to the Marvel Crush-o-matic Universe. When photos from Eternals first emerged, the consensus among fans was clear: These extra super superheroes are extra super hot. Like center of the sun, energy of all the Infinity Stones, Captain America immediately after getting Super-Soldier Serum-ed hot. But could the movie possibly deliver the crush-worthy characters needed to back up all that

Kieran Culkin's 'SNL' monologue includes a perfect throwback featuring brother Macaulay

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47Mashable / 6h
Your favorite slime puppy hosted SNL Saturday night, and the actor behind "one of the nicer characters on the show" immediately pointed out how much this moment meant to him. Not just because it's a big career achievement but because, as Kieran Culkin explains in the above monologue, 30 years ago he appeared in a few sketches when his brother Macaulay hosted the show. Cue the adorable tape. Natur

The US Puts a $10M Bounty on DarkSide Ransomware Hackers

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100+Wired / 6h
Plus: a “Trojan Source” bug, Russian hackers exposed, and more of the week's top security news.

Black Friday deals are dropping earlier than ever - 13 bargains you need to see

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Black Friday deals are dropping earlier than ever before, and they don't disappoint. While the official date is still weeks away (November 26), retailers are launching sales right now to avoid shipping delays and encourage shoppers to get a head start on their holiday shopping. While you would typically find the best Black Friday deals during Black Friday proper, we've been extremely impressed wi

Google Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13: Has Google managed to undercut its great rival again?

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TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Google has finally released the Pixel 6 , adding an all new affordable flagship contender to the market. Naturally, this means that it's running slap bang into Apple's iPhone 13 , which hasn't been long on the market itself. The two phones offer classy specs at less-than-pro prices. These are two phones that present showcases for two giant mobile operating systems in Android 12 and iOS 15 . This

Fortnite gets League of Legends skin to celebrate Netflix’s Arcane series

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SlashGear / 6h
Saturday, November 6, marked the premiere of Riot Games’ animated Netflix series Arcane based on the hit video game League of Legends. Here to help fans celebrate is Epic Games with a new Jinx skin in Fortnite. The announcement comes amid the launch of League of Legends in the Epic Games Store alongside other titles like Valorant. The first few … Continue reading

Hilton Honors’ Surprising Upgrade Priority

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While airlines are generally pretty transparent about the order in which elite upgrades are processed, the same often isn’t true of hotels. In other words, certain elite members may be eligible for room upgrades, but there’s not much published in terms of the order in which elite members are upgraded. Along those lines, here are some interesting insights regarding Hilton Honors elite upgrades… Hi

Don't Worry About These Plants That Can Withstand Serious Cold

Lifehacker / 6h
Those who are new to gardening and live somewhere with winters that can get pretty cold and/or snowy may have been surprised to find out that some of the plants they grew during the early part of the pandemic did not live to see what should have been their second spring. In these cases, the deceased plants should have… Read more...

Touch ID Not Working on Your MacBook? Here’s What To Do

How-To Geek / 6h
Touch ID makes logging into your MacBook much easier, at least it does when it works. Every once in a while, Touch ID can stop working, seemingly out of nowhere. Here’s how to get it working again. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The Husqvarna 435X AWD Automower Manicures Your Lawn

100+Wired / 6h
The Husqvarna 435X is a silent, automatic robot that will save you from mowing your grass ever again. But it's not cheap.

Democratic Senators Assure UN Negotiators Build Back Better Is ‘Very Close’ to Passing

Gizmodo / 6h
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Several members of Congress arrived at the United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow Saturday, the night after Congress moved a little closer to the finish line of passing some kind of climate action in the form of the Build Back Better Act. Read more...

American Airlines Gives Flight Attendants Huge Holiday Pay Bump

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American Airlines had an operational meltdown around Halloween, causing thousands of flights to be canceled or delayed. The airline now has a plan to make sure something similar doesn’t happen over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, which are among the busiest travel periods of the year. American offers flight attendants up to 300% pay American Airlines has announced a significant incentive

Mathematicians Finally Prove That Melting Ice Stays Smooth

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They now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water.

How to Troubleshoot Someone Else’s Phone Remotely

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A friend or family member needs help with their phone, but you're not with them—here's what you need to do.

How Upgrade Priority Works For Hilton Stays

View from the Wing / 7h
Hilton has introduced advance upgrades for elites. Seventy two hours prior to check-in upgrades are automatically processed, and elites receive a notification and are able to select a room from the new upgraded room category through the Hilton mobile app. It appears we now know the priority order in which guests get upgrades . Continue reading ...

Inside Arcane, Netflix’s animated prequel show that builds on League of Legends' lore

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How do you tell a prequel story in the League of Legends (LoL) universe? Riot Games’ iconic game series only turned 12 on October 27, 2021, but there aren’t many franchises that can match its 180 million monthly user base (per PC Gamer ). Given LoL’s rich, established lore – and a fervent fanbase that knows it inside out – is it possible to craft a meaningful tale that explores the origins of som

Here's why Black Friday iPad deals won't be worth waiting for

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 7h
Lots of people wait until Black Friday to buy Apple's iPads, hoping that the Thanksgiving-period sales will bring price reductions on entry-level, mini, Air and Pro tablets. We wouldn't recommend waiting for the Black Friday iPad deals this year though, for a multitude of reasons - yep, we're advising buying a new iPad now, instead of waiting until the end of November for one. This is true whethe

What Is Auto Low Latency Mode?

How-To Geek / 7h
If you have looked for a gaming TV in the last couple of years, there is a good chance you have come across Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). It is one of many features that enhance your gaming experience. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

A beloved LA icon is brought back to life: Reviewing the new Fairmont Century Plaza

35The Points Guy / 7h
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

Failed by the healthcare system, transgender people find help elsewhere

Mashable / 8h
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. For many transgender people, accessing gender-affirming care is a labyrinth of insurance coverage trap doors, referral letter hoops, and discriminatory falling axes. Social media and online communities are often the guiding threads out of the wai

View of an advertising card for F.E. Smallidge, depicting the biblical story of Rebecca. Printed on back [in part]: “Th...

Music, Arts & Literature / 8h
View of an advertising card for F.E. Smallidge, depicting the biblical story of Rebecca. Printed on back [in part]: “The familiar Bible story Rebekah at the well, the approach of the servant. Presented by F.E. Smallidge, 701 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Mich. The Major & Knapp Lith. Co., N.Y.” Includes description of Dr. D. Jayne’s Carminative Balsam. Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, D

Microsoft is ending OneDrive support for many older Windows PCs

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OneDrive will stop supporting many PCs running older versions of Windows starting early next year, Microsoft has announced on its blog. The change will impact Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 on personal computers, the company says, though the discontinuation will take place in two phases, with the first kicking off on January 1. Starting January 1, 2022, Microsoft will no … Continue reading

Air Arabia Moroc’s Wild, Fake Diversion To Mallorca

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This has to be the most unusual flight diversion story we’ve heard in a long time… Air Arabia Maroc’s medical diversion to Mallorca On Friday, November 5, 2021, Air Arabia Maroc flight 437 was scheduled to fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Istanbul (SAW). The 2,085-mile flight was operated by an Airbus A320, and was scheduled to take 4hr30min. While the flight departed as usual, an alleged medical sit

Honor May Not Be as Free From Huawei as It Claims

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With remarkably similar phones and user interfaces, Honor has a long way to go to separate itself from its former owner.

Salt Bae’s Next Great Act? Endless Content

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Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe's restaurants serve something different: moments sure to go viral on social media.

Big Tech's Psychedelics Grift

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There's no need for expensive clinics with woo accoutrements—real transformation means access for all.

What Does OFC Mean, and How Do I Use It?

How-To Geek / 8h
Has someone in your contacts been attaching “ofc” to all their messages? Read on to learn what this popular internet abbreviation means. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

What to do when your fav becomes cringe

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When Ed Sheeran popped up on my TikTok For You Page earlier this week, I was hit with a gust of emotion so powerful I felt like I was forcefully thrown back to 2012. In the video, user @niccoya says she doesn't know, "who made the executive decision that we all hate Ed Sheeran, but you know what? I'm finna stand my ground. I like that little leprechaun." Sheeran duetted the video and nodded in ag

World Of Hyatt Targeted Promotion: Earn Up To 150K Points

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World of Hyatt has in the past week launched several targeted promotions, and an additional version has seemingly just been introduced. This is either good or bad news, depending on how you look at it. Earn up to 150K points with new World of Hyatt offer World of Hyatt’s last global promotion ended on September 15, 2021. Since then, the program hasn’t been offering a major promotion to members, e

Iberia Plus Selling Avios With 50% Bonus

One Mile at a Time / 9h
Buying airline points strategically can make a lot of sense, especially for first and business class redemptions, where redeeming points represents a disproportionately good deal. Iberia Plus is currently offering an excellent bonus on purchased points, which some people might find to be worthwhile. Promotion on purchased Iberia Plus Avios Through Friday, November 12, 2021, Iberia Plus is offerin

20 gift ideas for the Apple fanatic in your life

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Sometimes the best gifts are the most obvious ones. Take your Apple fanatic friends and family members, for example. The easiest gift ideas are accessories they can use with their Apple devices — duh. Cross all the Apple-loving people off your list while still having extra money leftover to shop for yourself. These iPhone, Mac, AirPods, and Apple Watch accessories are all discounted ahead of Blac

20 gift ideas for kids and science enthusiasts

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What do kids and science lovers have in common? They're pretty hard to please when it comes to presents. Instead of hassling yourself and racking your brain as to what to give them, we did the work on your behalf and came up with 20 gift ideas that can blow their minds. From 3D printers to DIY robots to fancy paper planes, here are options to consider, all of which are on sale for an extra 15% of

Grab a gift for your audiophile friend in this early Black Friday sale

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The perfect gift for audiophiles is getting their favorite band or artist to play a private show for them. Almost nobody can afford that, though, so the next best thing is to get them a listening instrument that'll let them hear their favorite albums in stunning quality. Lo and behold, with this early Black Friday sale, you can save an extra 15 percent on various Bluetooth speakers, headphones, t

Save up to 55% on toys, puzzles, games, and more for kids and adults alike

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Whether you’re looking for ways to pass the time when the cold weather hits or you’re kicking off your holiday shopping early for once, you won’t want to miss these deals on toys, puzzles, games, and more. Use the code SAVE15NOV at checkout and score any of these deals for a special early Black Friday discount — up to 55% off. There's something on the list for everyone, age seven or even 87. Danc

Unique gifts for the tech-obsessed person in your life

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Techies are hard to buy gifts for. They already have the latest iPhones , the newest smart home assistants, and the best smartwatches on the market. But the good news is there’s always new tech coming out — along with accessories to go with that new tech. Here are 20 ideas for unique gifts for the tech-obsessed person in your life, all on sale at pre- Black Friday prices. Save an extra 15% for a

New York Marathon live stream: how to watch 2021 race online from anywhere

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From Staten Island to Central Park via Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and The Bronx, the New York City Marathon has come a long way since its earliest edition in 1970, when 55 people completed laps of Central Park. After its cancellation last year, its return is being heralded by New Yorkers as a symbolic moment for the city, and you can read on as our guide explains how to watch a 2021 New York Mar

Scotland vs Australia live stream: how to watch Autumn International from anywhere

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Scotland returned to action with a thumping 60-14 win over Tonga to kick off the autumn internationals, but now face a major test against a Wallabies side ranked at No. 3 in the world after a promising Rugby Championship. This one's going to be tough to