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Sunday, January 2, 2022

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Buying miles & points strategically can be a good value , especially for first & business class travel. American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. The program has just launched its first promotion on purchased miles for 2022, and unfortunately it’s not particularly lucrative. Promotion on purchased American AAdvantage miles Through Wednesday, January 19, 2022, American AAdv

Ars Technica / 55min
Enlarge / This electromechanical machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, was the first automated data processing system. (credit: Michael Hicks (CC BY 2.0) ) The US Constitution requires that a population count be conducted at the beginning of every decade. This census has always been charged with political significance, and continues to be. That’s clear from the controversies in the run-up to the

Google AR Smart Glasses•
If you're keen to experience augmented reality through a device that fits on your face, you could soon have another gadget to consider: Google is said to be developing a new generation of pair of AR-capable smart specs. The tidbit comes from a report in The New York Times ( via 9to5Google ), which mentions that the company is "nurturing a new project" in the smart glasses category. However, we do

View of a Singer Manufacturing Co. calendar for 1901, featuring depictions of birds. Printed on front: “American singers. Compliments of the Singer Manfg. Co. 256 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. J. Ottmann Lith. Co., N.Y.” Printed on back: “The Singer, the universal sewing machine, all over the world.” Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

Wired / 36min
Things couldn’t be weirder—at the premier consumer tech conference, or in general.

Wired / 36min
So long as algorithms are trained on racist historical data and outdated values, there will be no opportunities for change.

How-To Geek / 43min
Have you recently seen a wedding photo on Instagram with a flood of comments calling the couple an “OTP?” Here’s what this acronym means—and how to use it when a pairing makes you swoon. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

There are lots of implications to the new year when it comes to loyalty programs and credit cards, including some benefits being reset. That includes with American Express, where those with an eligible card can receive a new airline fee credit. Based on the cards that I have , this is an opportunity to get hundreds of dollars of value per year. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about the curren

8K TVs are here to stay, and it looks like Amazon Prime Video is getting fully behind the upgraded resolution technology. Prime Video is the latest member of the 8K Association, a cross-industry body that exists to promote the growing ecosystem of 8K content and devices – and which also offers an 8K TV specification standard to ensure customers are getting a minimum bar of features and capabiliti

TL;DR: The Media Mac Bundle is just $19.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 2. Creating content doesn't necessarily get any easier. But having the right tools can definitely improve your workflow — and ultimately help you produce better work. Typically, Mac and iPhone media apps can be pretty pricey. Case in point: Photoshop , as a standalone app, is $21 per month. Most people aren’t willing or ab

TL;DR: As of Jan. 2, snag The 2022 FullStack Web Developer Bundle for $29.99. It's worth $2,200, so you're getting a discount of 98%. Whether you've always been interested in web development but have no idea where to start, or just want to sharpen your skills, this web developer bundle can help. With over 430 lessons and 11 courses that you can learn at your own pace, you'll cover everything you'

TL;DR: The 2022 Premium School of Digital Art Bundle is just $20 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 2. You don't have to monetize all of your hobbies, but if you can, it's even better. If you've always dreamed about a career in art , whether that's in comic book drawing, graphic design, or anything you can think of, you can sharpen your skills for $20 with this bundle deal. The 2022 Premium School o

TL;DR: The Renewed Dell Optiplex 3020 Tower Gaming PC and the Periphio Gaming Kit is just $589.99 at the Mashable Shop as of Jan. 2. Whether you were gifted a whole lineup of PC games for the holidays or plan on splurging on a few in the new year , you’re going to want a computer that can keep up. But you shouldn’t have to drop thousands of dollars just to play the games you love. Why not keep so

I’m no stranger to working from home; in fact, I was doing two days a week at home even before the pandemic forced many of us to strictly avoid the office. So I’ve had a decent home office setup for a long while – a standing desk, a second monitor docked with my laptop and a decent office chair. What I hadn't bothered with was a dedicated keyboard and mouse, instead using the laptop’s built-in ke

TL;DR: The Ultimate Learn to Become a Photographer Bundle is on sale for £22.57, saving you 98% on list price. If you want to take your photography to the next level, this 13-course bundle will break down what you need to know. The 2021 Ultimate Learn to Become a Photographer bundle begins with a course on how to take amazing photos for beginners and will guide you all the way up to advanced phot

58Gizmodo / 8h
Airbnb is taking steps to tackle discrimination from hosts on its platform with a new update for guests who are residents of Oregon. Unfortunately, it seems like people in other states, and around the world, will just have to keep on fighting to be treated fairly on the platform. Read more...

HBO John Cena Peacemaker•
Peacemaker explores the continuing story of the character that John Cena reprises from James Gunn’s 2021 film The Suicide Squad . It's a brand new year, and HBO Max has kicked it off with a shiny new red-band trailer for Peacemaker . As we've reported previously , the eight-episode spinoff series is set after the events of Gunn's 2021 filmm The Suicide Squad —specifically after the post-credits s

UK Santander Bank 75000•
100+Gizmodo / 11h
Tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom probably thought they had been especially good this past year when they saw their bank accounts on Christmas Day, all of which had more money than they expected. Alas, Santa Claus doesn’t have enough cash in his reserves to justify the roughly $176 million in payments,… Read more...

If you're looking to be kind to yourself in 2022, then the gift of wireless audio might be just that present - and these AirPods Pro prices are worth considering. What's incredible is that Amazon still has Apple's all-new AirPods Pro in stock and on sale for $179 (was $197