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1KArs Technica / 6h
Enlarge (credit: Nikolai Vinokurov | Getty Images) René has nothing to do with the invasion of Ukraine. The 34-year-old lives more than 1,000 km away in Nuremberg, Germany. He has no family there, and he’s never been to the country. But when Russia invaded, he wanted to help. So on the dating app Tinder, he changed his location to Moscow and started talking to women there about the war. “I had a

47Gizmodo / 56min
Throughout the first two seasons of Netflix’s adaptation of The Umbrella Academy , the superpowered Hargreeves kids have gotten themselves mixed up in all sorts of weird time travel nonsense that the superhero genre is generally known for. Having believed they fixed the timeline for good at the end of season two, it… Read more...

How-To Geek / 47min
Like all animals, hamsters need a bit of environmental enrichment to keep their minds happy and healthy. But some hamsters get a lot of enrichment, like Marshmallow, a cute little rodent that regularly navigates real-life Super Mario courses. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Mashable / 9min
Zoë Kravitz, star of The Batman , is only the latest actor to take on the role of the Catwoman. That reminder was her (and our) jokingly painful takeaway from a guest-strewn opening monologue on Saturday Night Live . What started out as a normal "actor talks to live audience" monologue quickly devolved into hysterics when Kate McKinnon showed up decked out in a Catwoman costume that's almost iden

Engadget / 10min
With the Kremlin restricting access to online platforms like Twitter and Instagram in recent days, people in Russia are quickly losing access to information about the war in Ukraine that doesn’t come from the government. Enter Squad303 , a website created by a group of Polish programmers to help people from around the world establish a dialogue with their Russian counterparts. Spotted by The Wall

Lifehacker / 18min
Thanks to its durability and rich color, brass—an alloy of copper and zinc—has been used for centuries to make everything from kitchenware and hardware, to household objects and decor. But brass also has a downside: It tarnishes easily. And, like everything else, brass can accumulate dirt and dust over time, leaving… Read more...

Count me among the thousands of baseball fans across the country who view spring as synonymous with spring training. For players, those five to six weeks in February and March when Major League Baseball teams play exhibition games in Florida and Arizona serve as preparation for the season. For fans, it’s an excuse to head somewhere warm for a few days, catch some sun and watch a little stress-fre

21The Points Guy / 20min
Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. Luxury lovers have a lot of choices when it comes to cruise ships. Nearly a half dozen so-called luxury lines such as Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn offer a travel experience at sea that is every bit as elegant, intimate and service-focused as what you’ll find at the top luxury h

Night Week 2022 Sleep•
Insomniacs the world over know what it’s like not to be able to sleep. Whether that’s the inability to fall asleep easily or to stay asleep, the result is the same: sleepless nights, insomnia anxiety, followed by exhausting days. I was a chronic insomniac for decades, and would lie awake for hours and hours, my mind whirring with thoughts. The more tired I became, the more wired and engaged my mi

Mashable / 38min
Colin Jost has some thoughts to share about cries of "woke Disney." The company's sudden flip from half-assedly opposing Florida's dystopian "Don't Say Gay" bill to cutting off GOP politicians who supported said bill has prompted backlash from the political right. But as Jost sharply points out during this Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segment, there's 90 years of sometimes-questionable cart

How-To Geek / 47min
If you no longer wish to use a service you subscribed to, PayPal makes it easy to cancel your automatic subscription payments. Here’s how to do that in your PayPal account on your desktop. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Bermuda Russian•
Bermuda has just suspended the airworthiness certificates of all Bermuda-registered jets in Russia. This might seem random given all the sanctions that Russia is facing, but this is more significant than you might think… sort of. Many Russian planes are registered in Bermuda As of March 13, 2022, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) has provisionally suspended all certificates of airworthi

Biden TikTok Ukraine•
Mashable / 1h
There's some good comedy in this Saturday Night Live cold open, but you'll forget all of it once Bowen Yang's plunger nipple arrives on the scene. The sketch riffs on a very real meeting the White House had with TikTok influencers on Thursday in an effort to counter Russian misinformation on social media that has framed Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine as a good and necessary thing. That meet

OnePlus PGKM10 150W•
While Oppo and OnePlus remain separate brands, the company behind them has now merged, and this recently combined entity has previously promised a OnePlus phone with 150W fast charging. Now it looks as though that phone is almost here. As spotted by MySmartPrice , a OnePlus handset with 160W fast charging has been spotted getting regulatory approval in China, suggesting a launch is now very close

200+Futurism / 1h
Building Blocks When Minecraft was a little indie hit, it would’ve been difficult to make people believe that players would someday build some of largest digital megastructures in history inside the game — but that’s exactly what happened. In the past, clever players have created processors that run real games and even Westeros from the Game of Thrones franchise . Now, a team of more than 2,500 p

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. Hotel credit cards are often overlooked when compared to their airline card counterparts. Mid-tier hotel cards , with annual fees of up to $100 , can be an incredibly valuable addition to any wallet, whether you’re an infrequent traveler, a road warrior or a nonstop jetsetter. These cards tend to have relatively low

Without any Thanksgiving turkey, New Year’s ball drop or Fourth of July fireworks on the horizon, the U.S. hit a COVID-19 travel milestone. Friday was the third busiest day for passenger volume at U.S. airports during the pandemic. According to checkpoint data released daily by TSA, agents screened 2,297,374 passengers on Friday, March 11. The rise in passenger volume comes at a time when the wea

If you’ve legally changed your name, or you’d simply like to use a different name online, it’s easy to change your account name on Google. You can do this from your desktop, Android, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Capital One Venture X is the new premium version of its signature Venture product about to launch. And I'm sort of amazed at how much they're including at the price point. For travel rewards fans this is going to be a strong card to consider - and it hits high marks for all of the reasons you may want to get and use a card - a (very) big initial bonus, strong earning for your spend, and great ben

Holoride VR Audi Summer•
Engadget / 1h
Virtual reality is coming to Audi vehicles. On Saturday, the automaker announced it would support Holoride’s in-car VR technology starting this summer. In June, select Audi models with the company’s MIB 3 infotainment system, including the A4, A6, A8, Q5 and e-tron GT , will ship with the necessary software to sync with Holoride-compatible headsets, with the company planning to support the featur

AMD could launch its RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT refreshed graphics cards on April 20, and the flagship reference card might be a black edition. This fresh speculation from the GPU grapevine comes courtesy of Wccftech and Greymon55 (the latter being an active hardware leaker on Twitter). I forgot to mention, it's not a new design, it looks the same as the 6800XT Black Edition. March 10, 2022

acrosscenturiesandgenerations : ▪︎ Traveling clock in the form of a book. Artist/Maker: Michael Wolff & Martinus Fenich Place of origin: Nagyszeben (Sibiu)

The OnePlus 10 Pro has been announced, with global availability set for sometime in March. After last year’s OnePlus 9 Pro wowed us as much as it did, we’re pretty stoked to see it. So how are the two flagship generations likely to differ? Where has OnePlus been able to make improvements? While we haven’t had a chance to go hands-on with the OnePlus 10 Pro just yet, we do have a comprehensive lis

You know the feeling – you really need a good night's sleep after a busy day, but your mind keep racing and for some reason you just can't settle down and switch off. It's something that's happened to me a lot over recent months, and I'm not alone; sleep problems have been common during the pandemic , even in people who don't have the virus. One thing that often helps me drift off is some ambient

When you have a large sheet full of data, using the Google Sheets filter and sort features can help you find what you need. If you use color to make data pop, you can filter or sort using that color. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Since it first came out, vinyl has remained a popular medium for music and is even experiencing an exciting renaissance! And while it can cost a fortune to build a really terrific collection, there are several other options and tricks for snagging vinyl on a budget. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

My love affair with aviation began at the tender age of 6, when I took my first flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) on a Pan Am Boeing 747 in 1970, the same year the jumbo jet first entered service. I was blessed to have parents who indulged my fascination with airplanes, buying me books on the history of aviation (I was a true AvGeek) and ca

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers. My family collects airline miles for a few different reasons. Often, we redeem miles for flights we otherwise couldn’t comfortably afford to buy with cash. But we’ll also redeem them to make certain flights far more comfortable by sitting up front, or for spontaneous trips that crop up — whether for fun or

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards is offering a promotion on purchased points . While there has long been value in strategically buying points , the concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, especially for an airline like Southwest. So let’s take a look at the details, but I’ll say upfront that this is an offer you probably shouldn’t take advan

It can feel at times like TV makers run out of advancements to make on televisions. They’ve made them brighter with the advancement of backlight technology, more colorful with the integration of quantum dot films, and crisper with the advent of 4K and 8K resolution . But one area has made only incremental progress this whole time - and that’s motion. The way you view your favorite films and TV sh

The Sheraton Times Square in New York is being sold at a massive loss… Sheraton Times Square sold for $356 million Host Hotels & Resorts is selling the Sheraton Times Square to MCR Hotels for $356 million. The hotel last sold for $738 million in 2006, so 16 years later the hotel is being sold for less than half of what it was purchased for. Host has been trying to sell the hotel for several years

100+Gizmodo / 3h
Back in 2019, Amazon released Undone , a pretty trippy (and pretty good) animated series about a young woman named Alma ( Rosa Salazar ) who got into a car crash and discovered she could move through time. Created by BoJack Horseman’s Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksburg, Amazon renewed the show for a second season that… Read more...

The U.K. has strong laws that taxes and charges must be shown in the headline rate for hotels. They cannot advertise a price plus resort fee or service charges . The price cannot even be advertised excluding VAT (tax). Yet many hotels in London and the surrounding area have a workaround for this. They're adding a 5% 'service charge' to bills on top of the room rate which isn't advertised or even

Beginning June 1, the annual fee for authorized users on The Business Platinum Card® from American Express — also known as employee cards — will increase from $300 to $350 for each additional card (see rates and fees ). Both the cardmember agreement and the section to add employee cards on the Amex website have been updated with new information regarding the fee increase. Screen shot courtesy of

20TechCrunch / 3h
Welcome to my new weekly fintech focused column. I have been publishing this every Sunday but on March 27, this column turns into a newsletter! So, if you want to have it hit your inbox directly starting then, sign up here . 2021 was a record year for venture capital fundraising, and fintechs were the largest recipients of funding worldwide, with about 21% of all venture dollars last year going i

Etihad Guest miles are less commonly used in the U.S. than miles with domestic airlines like American Airlines . However, in a handful of cases they can save you tens of thousands of miles during a single trip — like, more miles than are offered with most credit card sign-up bonuses. There exists an exceptionally syrupy sweet spot for anyone wanting to travel to Europe in a lie-flat business-clas

From our stacks: Cover detail from The Juvenile Keepsake ; A Gift Book for Young People. Edited by Clara Arnold. Illustrated. Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1853.

Night Week 2022 Sleep•
Today marks the start of Sleep Awareness Week 2022, an annual event organized by the National Sleep Foundation to emphasize the connection between good sleep and better health. To mark the occasion, this week TechRadar will be taking an in-depth look at all things shut-eye, with expert advice from neuroscientists, nutritionists and sleep experts to help you get a better night’s rest. Sleep is ess

There used to be a time when the only way to prolong a game further, would be to use cheats or hope that an expansion pack would soon arrive to bring out new levels. But we live in a time where modding a game can be very easy, as long as you have the patience. The Sonic community is a great example of this, where full-blown makeovers of existing games, or additional levels have been created to sh

Peaky Blinders season 6 is here, but its arrival is bittersweet. While fans of the show will be glad to finally see how the series’ many cliffhangers resolve, season 6 marks the end of the Shelbys' adventures on the small screen. But that doesn’t mean their story is all wrapped up quite yet. While you’ve likely heard that the Peaky Blinders will be getting a film in the near future, the Birmingha

Whether you’re gardening indoors or outdoors, it’s important to find a spot for your plants with the right combination of sun, shade, and moisture where they can flourish—or at least not immediately die. And so if parts of your yard have issues with soil drainage, you may think that you won’t be able to grow any type… Read more...

VRAM or Video Random-Access Memory is the memory a GPU uses to store the information it needs to render images on a display. VRAM comes in many forms and having the right amount and type of it is crucial. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Cruise lines offer shore excursions for your convenience. Instead of spending hours reading up on a port, crafting the perfect eight-hour activity schedule or researching local tour guides, you can simply choose from a list of curated tour options. Easy peasy … except you can still screw it up. If you want the perfect day in port, and not a mediocre or disappointing one, you need to be savvy abou

100+Wired / 4h
Power traders use “staking” and “yield farming” to generate passive income, but there are risks.

Meta’s Quest 2 VR headset is a great way for people to play games that can be physically demanding - so it’s no wonder that people are using the device to try and get fit. The Quest 2 store is filled with sports games and fitness-focused experiences, all of which are vying for your attention. But how do you know which will become a part of your daily workout routine, and which will only be played

Did you know that it is possible for a plane to simultaneously be cramped and roomy? I didn’t, either, until I recently took a flight aboard one of the most unique passenger planes flying in the U.S. right now, the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner. This plane was popular with regional airlines in the 1980s and 1990s, but now just a single airline operates it — and on a single route. I recently fle

With gas prices surging, it’s not just airlines adding fuel surcharges — Uber is adding fuel surcharges as well. Details of Uber’s new fuel surcharges As of Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Uber will be introducing fuel surcharges, with 100% of the additional fees going directly into workers’ pockets: Uber passengers will pay $0.45 or $0.55 in fuel surcharges per trip Uber Eats customers will pay $0.35

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200+Wired / 5h
The platform can be quicker at recommending groups built around child predation than it is to remove them.

Wired / 5h
If you're looking for an alternative to AirTags, this slim tracker works exactly as it should, and not as it shouldn’t.

We’ve all purchased tons of items the manufacturer claims are “dishwasher safe.” However, what does it take to make something “safe” to go in the dishwasher, and why can’t some other items go in there at all? Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

Google Chrome has a stronghold grip on Android users. It’s pre-installed on many Android devices, which gives it a clear advantage over the alternatives. One such alternative you’ve probably heard of is Firefox, and it deserves a try. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

DigitalOcean Spaces is an object storage service that’s compatible with the Amazon S3 APIs. Spaces includes an integrated CDN that you can enable at no extra cost. It improves performance by delivering your content from the closest servers to your users. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

Enlarge (credit: Adam Gault ) Neil Bradbury is a physiology professor whose first book, A Taste for Poison , uses tales of poisons and poisoners as a means to explain physiological processes by describing how each poison disrupts them. The grisly episodes are like the proverbial spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down; Bradbury seems to think that people will only read about human physi

In the last installment I reviewed the SAS Lounge Copenhagen . Since the lounge was very crowded and we had time to spare, we decided to also check out the Eventyr Lounge Copenhagen (via Priority Pass), which we preferred by a long shot. Eventyr Lounge Copenhagen location The Eventyr Lounge Copenhagen is located in Terminal 3, in the non-Schengen area. This means you have to clear passport contro

I've been sinking a little too much time into Elden Ring recently - the first PS4 game I've really found myself getting stuck into since I built my first PC last year. But this renewed interest in my aging console has given me a habit that fans of gaming headsets might hate. You see, I don't have a TV or even a projector - I connect my PS4 to my PC monitor (which only has one HDMI slot, so I have

25Wired / 6h
Make wallpapers and widgets look juuust right.

DeepMind AI Greek Ithaca•
200+Wired / 6h
Many inscriptions are so decrepit that large chunks are illegible. The company’s Ithaca tool assists historians in filling in the blanks.

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Have you ever sent out an extremely long text, only to be met with a short “wdym?” Here’s what that internet acronym means and how you can use it to express your confusion. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The last two years have been a bonanza for professional photographers. But for those of us who want an affordable mirrorless camera? Not so much. The good new options, like the Sony ZV-E10 or Fujifilm X-S10 , are often frustratingly difficult to find in stock. And the cheaper mid-range classics, from the likes of Canon and Nikon, haven't been updated in years. The obvious explanation – the global

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of March 13, you can get The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle + Lifetime License of MS Office Home & Business for Mac 2021 for just $79.99 , which comes down to 94% off. Working from home and using your own devices often comes with a few obstacles for Mac users . One being that they need Microsoft Office to interact and collaborate with their coworkers effectively. If you’re a M

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The JASHEN V18 350W Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is on sale for $209.99 as of March 13, making it 37% off its regular price of $336. Dyson vacuums might have a cool factor associated with them, but it’s hard to justify their prices. Lots of brands have followed in the footsteps of Dyson’s ingenious bagless dirt collection system and trendy design — and most come up short. The Jashen V18 appears

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of March 13, a lifetime subscription to Autowriterpro is just $39.99 when it would normally be $469 — that's savings of 91%. The key to driving traffic to your business online is constantly creating new content . Today, content comes in all shapes and forms ( TikTok videos , blog posts, Instagram Stories, product descriptions, Facebook posts, etc.), which means you need to be churning o

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: As of March 13, this Interactive Balance Feather Cat Toy is on sale for $18.99, which is 52% off its regular price of $39. When you bring a cat or kitten home for the first time, you can't just let it free in your home and expect it to adjust on its own. Even though cats have been domesticated for centuries, they're still animals with instincts and curiosity. If you don't get your cats the

Mashable / 8h
TL;DR: The Cubii Cushii Back Support Lumbar Cushion is on sale for 30% off as of March 13 — get it for $33.99 instead of its regular $49. Investing in ergonomic office equipment isn't always budget-friendly. Standing desks and fancy chairs cost a pretty penny. But there are ways you can improve your setup if you sit in a chair all day for work — like adding the Cubii Cushii Lumbar Cushion . The C

Multi-cookers have increasingly become the must-have kitchen gadget over the last ten years. Combining several appliances in one, you can ditch your slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, sous vide, and yogurt maker and combine them into one multifunctional appliance. Instant Pot may have been the first multi-cooker on the market but it was quickly followed by several other brands, including Ninj

Mashable / 12h
SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is a high-speed service that can reliably unlock extra libraries on Netflix. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £76.04, and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. The Japanese Netflix library is pretty special, with a wide range of dubbed movies and anime shows that aren't available anywhere else. You'll need to use a streaming

Mashable / 12h
TL;DR: The Stone River eLearning and StackSkills Unlimited Lifetime Membership Bundle is on sale for £67.68, saving you 99% on list price. Growth is impossible without knowledge. And obtaining knowledge is impossible without action. Kickstart your endless learning journey with unlimited lifetime access to online courses. Whether you want to expand your mind for personal improvement or career pros

Mashable / 12h
SAVE 67%: NordVPN can bypass content restrictions to unlock top streaming sites like Disney+. A two-year subscription to NordVPN is on sale for £69.36, saving you 67% on list price for a limited time. If you haven't yet sat down to watch the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer , we