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2KArs Technica / 8h
Enlarge For decades now, Vladimir Putin has slowly, carefully, and stealthily curated online and offline networks of influence. These efforts have borne lucrative fruit, helping Russia become far more influential than a country so corrupt and institutionally fragile had any right to be. The Kremlin and its proxies had economic holdings across Europe and Africa that would shame some of the smaller

YouTube Ukraine Russian•
100+Mashable / 1h
YouTube is now removing all content with ties to Russian state-funded media, it announced Friday, in its latest effort to curb misinformation and prioritize "trusted" news sources. Tweet may have been deleted "Our teams have now removed more than 1,000 channels and over 15,000 videos for violating not only our hate speech policy, but also our policies around misinformation, graphic content and mo

100+Futurism / now
Back At It Facebook’s parent company Meta is bringing workers back to the office, but it won’t be providing all the benefits it used to. According to a new report by the New York Times published this morning , seven anonymous employees said most workers are expected to return to the office by late March but won’t have the same perks they enjoyed previously because of falling stock prices. The new

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petsincollections : Woman wearing a blue robe with Buzzer the cat, between 1906 and 1942 [LC-G41- 0310 [P&P]] Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog

The next time you ride Uber or order from Uber Eats, you may notice the price is higher. Starting next week, the company will add fuel surcharges to its fares in hopes of helping drivers offset the cost of rising fuel prices. Beginning March 16, each Uber ride will include an extra 45 or 55 cents as a surcharge, depending on the location. Uber Eats deliveries will also include an extra 35 or 45 c

Gizmodo / 19min
Over the decades, Michael Giacchino has cemented himself as one of the biggest music composers around, thanks to Lost, the Star Trek reboot films, and The Incredibles, and plenty more . You’ve heard his music a lot in recent years, and now you’ll get to see him take on directing duties for Marvel. Read more...

When American Airlines suspended its service to Sydney that meant my award itinerary to see my family was cancelled . I spoke to the airline and was told they would re-accommodate my business class award on Qantas... in coach. This seems to violate both the airline's published rules and the promise of the joint ventures with other airlines that they promote and are fighting with the government to

App Google Android•
TechCrunch / 36min
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 number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the latest year-end reports . Global spending across iOS, Google Play and thir

tehtariks : my life ambition: to be a ghibli cat | The Secret World of Arietty (2010)

clawmarks : Christmas roses - 1886 - via Internet Archive (edited)

The card is packed full of value. The initial bonus offer is huge. And you have a window to get the card before its annual fee goes up. This is a great deal for many. Continue reading ...

Apple Magic Johnson•
Engadget / 52min
Apple has shared the first trailer for They Call Me Magic , its upcoming four-part documentary on former LA Lakers superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Set to debut on April 22nd, the TV+ exclusive looks to take more than a few cues from Netflix’s The Last Dance . In fact, with interviews of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, former President Barack Obama and Johnson himself, many of the same people who to

How-To Geek / 54min
To consistently climb the ranks in an FPS game, you need to practice regularly and record your games to break down your gameplay. Identify areas that need improvement and focus on honing your skills. You’ll rank up over time as your skills improve. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

How-To Geek / 54min
Vinyl record enthusiasts know that vinyl subscription boxes aren’t a new thing. They also know that vinyl postcards aren’t a new thing, either. However, a new service called Vinyl Post is here to blend the two and send you a new vinyl postcard every month. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

55Gizmodo / 55min
It’s been some time since we got to see the bloody, audacious world of The Boys . (Well, in live action , at least.) Fortunately, season three is just a couple months away, and the first trailer makes it clear that things are about to get somehow even more wild for the sorta heroes and absolute villains of Amazon’s… Read more...

TechCrunch / 57min
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox early, subscribe here. On Tuesday, AngelList Venture closed its first tranche of institutional funding since spinning out on its own in 2020. The $100 million round was led by Tiger Global and Accomplice, valuing the business at $4.1 billion. It wasn’t necessarily expected. The r

Mashable / 1h
The Boys are almost back in town. On June 3, Amazon Prime Video's subversive superhero series returns for a third season. Inspired by the comics from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys asks the question: What would a world shaped by the societal tensions we live with today look like if there were also real superpowers? This latest look at Season 3, which comes in the form of a "red band"

inneroptics : The Black Cat by Aubrey Beardsley

Mashable / 1h
Stephen Colbert's pitch for an Ocean's Eleven -style blockbuster built around an NFT heist was doomed from the start, and the reasons are right there in the pitch. For all the chatter around non-fungible tokens, they're simply not well understood by the general public. And most of what's out there paints a picture that ranges from utterly ridiculous to profoundly alarming . So in this fake movie

Boys Season 3 B. Butcher•
The Boys season 3 trailer has officially landed online – and, to paraphrase Billy Butcher, it looks absolutely diabolical. Arriving two months after a brief teaser (which revealed its release date, no less) was released ahead of the Prime Video show 's return, the official trailer gives us our first proper look ahead of the series' return. Jensen Ackles' Soldier Boy, Payback – the Supe team he le

enchantedbook : Black and White illustration from “Red Magic” Kay Nielsen, 1930

There are so many reasons to fall in love with New Orleans : the music, food, architecture, neighborhoods, people and atmosphere. Mardi Gras captures the vibrance and heart of the Big Easy. After the coronavirus began rapidly spreading in and around the city shortly after Mardi Gras 2020 festivities, city officials opted to cancel Mardi Gras 2021 activities to discourage visitors from coming to N

Russian Wikipedia Belarus•
100+Futurism / 1h
Digital Dominance Russia seems pretty desperate to suppress the truth about the ongoing, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine . Yesterday, Belarusian publication Zerkalo reported that a top Russian Wikipedia editor had been arrested, with an English translation and additional context coming via the Verge . The Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of Belarus (GUBOPiK) detained W

Need to see your iPhone’s MAC address? Also called a Wi-Fi Address, this code is how your phone is identified on a network. Apple makes it easy to find your device’s unique ID, and we’ll show you how. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Do you include a period at the end of sentences in a text message? If so, you should probably stop. Grammar police will hate it, but research suggests that text message responses to questions that end with a period can be perceived as less sincere, passive-aggressive, or in some cases, downright rude. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Apple LG UltraFine Display•
Engadget / 1h
Days after discontinuing the 27-inch iMac , Apple has also stopped selling one of LG’s UltraFine displays. As spotted by MacRumors , if you visit the company’s website, it no longer lists the 27-inch 5K model that retailed for $1,299 before its removal. LG has seemingly stopped selling the monitor as well, with its website indicating that it’s “out of stock.” Unsurprisingly, the 27-inch model’s r

Visiting a (genuine) ghost town is one of the closest things we have to time travel. This is especially the case when you come across a building or home that looks as though its occupants suddenly disappeared during the course of a day, without packing up any belongings before they left. Read more...

Gizmodo / 2h
After helping Spider-Man repair the multiverse that the teen broke in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange is back for his new solo film in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . Last month’s trailer peeled back the cape on what’s in store for Stephen, and you won’t be too surprised to… Read more...

fawnvelveteen : “Porte Bonheur”, Surreal French Postcard circa 1910s

Swiss are to become the first airline in the world to power planes by “liquid sunlight.” The airline, which is owned by Lufthansa Group, has struck a deal with Synhelion , a company that uses solar energy to convert CO2 into a synthetic fuel called syngas. Swiss-based Synhelion, which is a spinoff from the Swiss Institute of Technology, has mastered a way of manufacturing sustainable aviation fue

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the current card information. Since I write about points, miles and credit cards, the topic of annual fees often comes up with friends and family. I’ve been surprised to hear how many people avoid — and for some people I spoke to, completely exclude — cards with annual fees. I’ve heard many people say, “Why would I pay to have a credit card when ther

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. The number “one million” has an alluring ring to it, conjuring up images of the millionaire lifestyle and all the luxury that provides. Grinding out one million miles flying with the same airline, however, might not be as glamorous. Still, road warriors who remain fiercely loyal to the same airline for decades of tra

Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information. As great as it is to transfer Capital One miles to 17 airline and hotel partners , doing so isn’t always the best idea. You’ll sometimes get subpar value and you can’t cover all travel expenses this way. Whether you come across an ultracheap flight deal that doesn’t make sense to book with airline miles, don’t want t

United Airlines is changing its policy surrounding window shades having to be open for taxi, takeoff, and landing. United no longer requires passengers to open window shades In February 2020, United became the first major US airline to require all passengers to open their window shades for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It’s worth noting that it wasn’t actually the responsibility of crews to enforce

Until RT America ended abruptly, life as a journalist there was “actually so normal.”

robert-hadley : James Ravilious - Mrs Vanstone stood in her doorway holding her cat, at Monkokehampton, West Devon. January 1977. Source:

princetonarchives : Tiger Tuesday: The cover of the class songbook for the Princeton Class of 1891, ca. 1891. Princeton University Class Records (AC130), Box 29 The entire Tiger Tuesday series

Looking for a powerful Android device on a budget? You can now get the fantastic Google Pixel 6 for free with a new line on an unlimited 5G data plan with this week's latest Verizon deals. Yep, that's a flagship device worth $699 upfront for free - without the need for a pesky trade in. Up until now, every Verizon deal on this particular device has either featured said trade-in rebates or the car

Apple iPhone iPad Air•
Buying a new smartphone can be expensive, especially one from Apple like the new iPhone SE 3 , and that's because you end up buying loads of extras like a contract, case , portable charger and the like. Well, if you're buying iPhone SE 3 deals some of that doesn't have to be the case, at least if you're upgrading from the iPhone SE 2 , iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 . That's because the new iPhone has the

Turkish Airlines Istanbul•
Turkish Airlines will give business class passengers two free hotel nights, and coach passengers one night, when they have long connections in Istanbul - and this even applies to award tickets as long as the award is booked with their miles (transferable from Citibank, Capital One and Bilt). Continue reading ...

28TechCrunch / 2h
“There’s three different things that make up a vlog,” David Dobrik, then a rising YouTube star, explained to Casey Neistat, a veteran YouTuber and filmmaker. Neistat’s camera pans to show a swimming pool, where a member of Dobrik’s ensemble, the Vlog Squad, balances on a jet ski, attempting to toss a basketball from half-court distance over his shoulder and into a hoop. “It’s like, interesting th

The TikTok algorithm is the secret sauce that makes the social network so popular. It quickly figures out what you like and it’s scarily good at it. We’ll show you some tips to refresh your “For You” page. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Ubisoft Cyber Incident•
Engadget / 2h
South American hacking group Lapsus$ is claiming responsibility for another high-profile hack. On Thursday, Ubisoft said it underwent a “cyber security incident” last week that saw some of its games, systems and services temporarily disrupted. At the time, the company didn’t identify who may have been responsible for the incident, but just one day later, Lapsus$ began to seemingly take credit. Th

Uber Surcharge Gas Prices•
26Mashable / 3h
Ride-sharing behemoth Uber will institute new surcharges on Uber rides and Uber Eats deliveries to offset the high costs of gas for its drivers, the company announced Friday. The addition of new fees is intended to address the financial pinch many drivers are facing with historically-high costs of fuel. Liza Winship, Uber’s head of driver operations for the U.S. and Canada, said in the announceme

allcatsconstitutethesamefamily : From the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Our Dumb Animals magazine, 1952. 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

Ukraine Facebook Russian•
Still reeling from the beating he had just received, Aleksandr Litreev could scarcely believe what he was being told: Russian officers had pulled a bag of MDMA from his car and he was being charged with possession. Litreev had flown back to his homeland earlier that day, ahead of a conference. On the way from the airport to his hotel, his vehicle had been surrounded by more than ten cars filled w

The latest PlayStation State of Play showcase has been and gone, showering us with another round of trailers and reveals. Interdimensional dinosaur-hunting shooter Exoprimal was revealed to a collective eyebrow-raise, Ghostwire: Tokyo received a final pre-launch trailer, Valkyrie Elysium was announced as the next installment of a long-forgotten RPG series, and Returnal arguably stole the show wit

After a couple of nights in Copenhagen , it was time for the last segment back to the United States, in Scandinavian Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 business class to Miami. In this installment I wanted to review the SAS ground experience at CPH, including the carrier’s hub lounge. SAS check-in Copenhagen We got to Copenhagen Airport at around 5:30AM for our 9:35AM flight to Miami (we arrived extra ear

66Wired / 3h
Plus: A satellite hack, ransomware extradition, and more of the week's top security news.

Engadget / 3h
Americans pay two and a half times more for their prescription drugs than residents of any other nation on Earth. Though generic versions of popular compounds accounted for 84 percent of America's annual sales volume in 2021, they only generated 12 percent of the actual dollars spent. The rest of the money pays for branded drugs — Lipitor, Zestril, Accuneb, Vicodin, Prozac — and we have the Reaga

Virtual reality is about to launch in series production cars this summer, starting with Audi sedans and SUVs. Holoride announced Saturday at the SXSW tech, music and film conference in Austin that its headset-based virtual-reality entertainment system will debut in June in certain Audi models with the latest MIB 3 software. The announcement is a milestone for the startup that spun out of Audi sev

huariqueje : Gaze , Two Cats - Kiyoshi Asai, 1952. Japanese , 1902-1968 Woodblock

50watts : Detail of the cover for Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág

The Xiaomi 12 is about to go global, with a global launch planned for March 15, and it won’t just be the Xiaomi 12 itself that we see on that date. A teaser for the event mentions the Xiaomi 12 ‘series’, so more than one phone will be getting a global launch, and given that several members of the Xiaomi 12 family have already landed in China, we have a good idea of what. But Xiaomi might not stop

Instagram Russian Meta•
It was only a matter of time really: after blocking access to Facebook within its borders, Russia has now announced that another Meta-owned platform, Instagram, is also going to be banned in the country from the start of next week. The decision was made by Russian communications agency Roskomnadzor (via Protocol ) after Meta said it would permit certain calls for violence against invading Russian

As long-time Lifehacker readers may recall, we’re not always the biggest fans of sponges. The most obvious example of this sentiment is a 2019 post by former Lifehacker staffer Nick Douglas entitled “ Every Sponge Is Bad ,” but there are more . Read more...

Calculating an average is one of the basic equations you might need in your spreadsheet. Google Sheets offers a few different ways to average numbers or cells. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Social media is a time-waster, as I’m sure you’ve experienced, and you should be spending more time outside in nature, frolicking in the flowers and feeling the sunlight on your skin. Okay, not really, but there is actually a medical reason you should avoid scrolling through endless social media feeds. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

37Gizmodo / 3h
The hype for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi show is very real, especially after got our first real glimpse of it earlier in the week. Star Wars’ newest Disney+ series is winding back the clock to post- Revenge of the Sith, with Ewan McGregor returning to the luxurious beard of the titular Jedi. But back in 2020, his show… Read more...

Futurism / 4h
So many people wanted to donate their public hair to save the planet that the company gathering the cursed stuff literally ran out of collection pouches. On the “ Pubes for the Planet ” campaign website — which seeks to repurpose pubic hair and not have it end up in landfills and waste streams — organizers said that they are “all out of pube collection pouches. That’s right, folks: however many p

73Futurism / 4h
Tiangong Show China’s plans for its growing space station are sounding more and more familiar. Zhou Jianping, the chief designer of the country’s human spaceflight program (CMSA), confirmed to state-run broadcaster China Central Television this week that once the Tiangong space station is running at full capacity, the agency “will actively encourage the private sector to engage in space through v

NHTSA US Controls Vehicles•
300+Futurism / 4h
Wheel GAN In a lengthy new document , the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it’s determined that “a driver’s seat, a steering wheel and accompanying steering column, or just one front outboard passenger seating position” are now “logically unnecessary” for “vehicles designed to be solely operated by an [automated driving system].” In other words, driverless cars are now

Hidden Valley HVR Ranch•
31Futurism / 4h
Ranch Rock On There are two things we’re certain of: people love turning stuff into diamonds, and people love ranch dressing. The latest Hidden Valley Ranch stunt makes perfect sense, then, because unlike those peanut-butter-and-coal viral videos , this diamond-creation is absolutely real. Yeah, the company made a two-carat diamond from ranch and is selling it for charity. According to ranch expe

Even though PSVR 2 isn’t even out yet, I’m convinced that Sony already has a killer app for its virtual reality headset in Gran Turismo 7 . Polyphony Digital’s racing sim is an absolute delight, and I’ve been tearing up the tracks, completing license tests, and collecting cars like they’re going out of fashion ever since its release. I’ve even enjoyed the more casual modes like Music Rally , whic

Sachin Bansal Navi•
Sachin Bansal’s Navi Technologies, a fintech startup that offers customers insurance and loan products, has filed for a $440 million IPO as the 40-year-old entrepreneur who made his money by kick starting the e-commerce wave in the country once again makes a bold choice. Navi Technologies’s initial public offering will consist entirely of new shares, and the startup may consider raising a pre-IPO

500+The Points Guy / 4h
If you’ve flown United Airlines in the past two years, you may soon notice a subtle change to some public address announcements. The airline is no longer requesting that passengers raise their window shades for taxi, takeoff and landing, a change that was originally made in March 2020. United was the only major U.S. carrier to make this request of passengers, one that is commonplace at foreign ai

Engadget / 4h
The myth of the ‘First TikTok War’ Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic The Russian invasion of Ukraine is playing out over social media, with varying degrees of facts depending on who is delivering the information. Through the lens of previous conflicts, Tiffany examines if the label of "The First TikTok War" is accurate for current world events based on the platform's design or if that moniker even ma

nemfrog : Cat. Umbo. (Otto Umbehr.) Das neue Frankfurt. March 1928. Heidelberg University

Apple iMac 27-Inch•
Engadget / 4h
Apple discontinued the 27-inch iMac when it launched the Mac Studio and 5K Studio Display , but reports that came out earlier this year suggested that a replacement was in the works. According to 9to5Mac , though, Apple currently has no plans to release an all-in-one iMac bigger than 24 inches in the near future. If true, that means we won't be seeing a 27-inch model powered by an M1 processor —

53Wired / 4h
Whether you're bird-watching or baseball-spotting, we break down prices and specs to find the best pair for you.

59Wired / 4h
Learn how to fight the scourge of unsolicited rings and pings from spammers, scammers, and telemarketers.

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 ...

Electrifying a car like the two-door Mini Cooper seems like a brilliant, forehead-slapping “why didn’t we think of this before” kind of concept and Mini certainly agrees. The brand has been toying with the concept since 2009, with the limited run of the Mini E, a program designed to field test the viability and attractiveness of an all-electric Cooper. Advancements in technology and demand for su

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. One of the most valuable airline benefits out there is the Southwest Companion Pass , which allows benefit holders to bring along a companion for (almost) free on Southwest flights — you’ll just pay taxes and fees starting at $5.60 each way. You can earn a Companion Pass by accumulating qualifying Rapid Rewards points or flying a cer

huariqueje : The Runner of the Cafe - Aulie Reidar , 1951 Norwegian,1904-1977 Oil on board , 60 x 73 cm.

At MWC 2022 we got the chance to check out a prototype version of the Fisker Ocean battery electric SUV during its European debut. This EV, which we first saw when it was unveiled at CES in 2020, is the latest venture of legendary car designer Henrik Fisker. While Fisker Inc. is based in Los Angeles, California, the Ocean will be manufactured by Magna in Graz, Austria, with the first deliveries p

US TSA Mask CDC April 18•
Earlier this week, Hawaii officials announced that the state will be dropping its mask mandate at the end of March. With mask mandates in Oregon and Washington set to expire this week, it will mark the removal of all state mask mandates by March 26. Although states are no longer forcing their residents to wear masks, the federal government continues to do just that thanks to the recently extended

AngelList Venture $4B•
On Tuesday, AngelList Venture closed its first tranche of institutional funding since spinning out on its own in 2020. The $100 million round was led by Tiger Global and Accomplice, valuing the business at $4.1 billion. It wasn’t necessarily expected. The round comes just weeks after the organization’s CEO, Avlok Kohli, told me that the company didn’t need venture money, a stance that AngelList,

British Airways Kulula•
This doesn’t sound good… British Airways’ South Africa franchise suspends operations The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has today suspended the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) for Comair, including its subsidiary. For context, Comair is the British Airways franchise based in South Africa. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737s, which it flies domestically, as well a

200+The Points Guy / 5h
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Traveling in a wheelchair undoubtedly comes with its challenges, but almost any wheelchair user will probably agree that cruising comes with far fewer challenges than air travel and most other modes of transportation. On a cruise, there is no need to worry about finding an accessible taxi or calling in advance to check accessibility

I love spatial audio . I love the sensation of being put right inside a sonic sphere, with action happening all around me, or feeling like I’ve got a seat right inside the middle of an orchestra as the strings swoon overhead and the gong rattles from all angles. So why can I just not get my head around the inclusion of a spatial audio speaker system in the new Apple Studio Display ? It’s a superl

clawmarks : Ludwig Emil Grimm - A Cat (To the Mice, in Fond Memory) - c. 1856 - via Philamuseum

Turning Red D. Shi Pixar•
Pixar is a pioneering powerhouse. From creating the first entirely CGI feature film in Toy Story to crafting family-friendly movies with rich, grown-up themes like Soul , the Disney subsidiary has been spearheading a modern golden age of animation for nearly 30 years. As one of the world’s pre-eminent studios, Pixar continuously strives to push filmmaking boundaries – and Turning Red is no differ

The best gaming laptops bring high-performance hardware in a portable package to allow you to game everywhere you go (at least as long as their batteries last), so it's obvious that they would be a hit with PC gamers of all stripes. Even dedicated gaming rig builders wouldn't scoff at an Alienware laptop with an RTX 3080 Ti and 32GB RAM, but pretty much every gamer would look at you sideways if y

Watching the war in Ukraine unfold over the past few weeks, it has been hard not to feel helpless. And while we are limited in what we can do, financial contributions to the relief efforts have been encouraged. Read more...

A computer’s motherboard is perhaps the least sexy component next to the PSU, which means users often ignore it in favor of components such as the CPU or GPU. So the question is, can skimping on a motherboard cramp performance? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

32TechCrunch / 5h
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 . Friends! Welcome to the weekend. I hope you are resting and recharging. Our work today is pretty relaxed, so pour another coffee and let’s get into it. This week, The Exchange spent a good amount o

I recently flew from Copenhagen to Miami on Scandinavian Airlines (which I’ll be reviewing shortly). Since I was taking a US-bound flight, I needed to get tested for coronavirus within one calendar day of travel. I’ve written in the past about some of the struggles I’ve had with COVID-19 testing for travel, so I wanted to highlight a positive experience, for once. Copenhagen Airport’s efficient t

blondebrainpower : Mrs. Chippy, crew member on Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition, 1915.

Nintendo SNW US USH•
As Mario would say, “Here we go!” For more from The Points Guy, sign up for our daily newsletter . When Super Nintendo World opened at Universal Studios Japan in March 2021 , plans were already well underway to build similar parks in the U.S. at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort . Unfortunately for stateside fans of Mario, Luigi and the gang, there was no concrete timeline

DeepMind AI Greek Ithaca•
Uncovering the mysteries of the ancient world could soon get a little easier thanks to a new release from DeepMind. The Alphabet-owned firm has revealed Ithaca, a new AI model that could help restore and piece together historical inscriptions, texts and other writings. Ancient texts are often damaged and incomplete, meaning their full meanings can be unclear or even lost completely. But by analyz

From our stacks: Illustration for “Tootens,” from American Nights’ Entertainments . New York: R. Worthington, n.d. (18??)

The W Brisbane opened in Queensland’s capital in June 2018, kicking off what would become a serious hotel boom in the city. Despite upscale new competitors like the Calile Hotel and the Emporium Hotel South Bank, the W has held its ground thanks to its lively dining and drinking venues, a popular full-service spa and its quirkily decorated guest rooms. (Photo by Eric Rosen/The Points Guy) On my r

3 NFT Games 2022 Gaming•
100+Wired / 6h
We bust the biggest misconceptions about what "minting" actually means.

57Wired / 6h
Featuring a native Brazilian as its protagonist, Araní takes a big step toward making gaming more authentic and inclusive.

73Wired / 6h
Later this year, the agency will decide whether to allow four chemicals, which have been banned in Europe, to continue being used on US farms.

83Wired / 6h
Plus: Google improves Android for tablets, Amazon encourages you to play DJ, and more of the week's top gadget news.

23Ars Technica / 6h
Enlarge / The Raspberry Shake, a simple seismograph based on Raspberry Pi hardware. (credit: Mike Hotchkiss, Raspberry Shake) On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck about 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince. Among the most significant seismic disasters recorded, more than 100,000 people lost their lives. The damage— costing billions of dollars—rende

Download YouTube Videos•
Gizmodo / 6h
Watching YouTube videos is all well and good while you’ve got a stable internet connection, but there might be times when you don’t have a high-speed link to the web—on vacation, on your travels, on your commute. To prepare for these situations, you might want to download YouTube videos in advance for offline viewing. Read more...

The PS5 has been an excellent console ever since its debut in late 2020, but to say that’s solely down to the number of high-quality exclusives available on Sony’s flagship console would actually be doing it a disservice. The PS5’s loaded with great games, sure, but it’s also got a handful of brilliant features to augment your time with any game. Whether that be the Activity Cards that draw your

Houston United Austin•
United Airlines flight 2425 from Orange County to Houston diverted to Austin on Friday after a flight attendant reportedly announced “that there was an explosion in the cargo and there could or may not be a fire.” According to a passenger on the flight, “You could feel the plane start to pick up in speed.” Continue reading ...

95Mashable / 6h
As Russian military forces bombarded Ukraine, a congressional committee huddled to discuss progress on Artemis, the ambitious U.S. effort to put astronauts on the moon and Mars. They didn't discuss the raging war, but global tensions of the hour were certainly in the air. "China and Russia have their sights set on the moon and its resources," said Rep. Bill Posey, a Republican who represents Cape

First, it was DOGE, then it was SHIBA. Now, it seems like there’s a new coin related to dogs every hour. Here’s what a “meme coin” is, and why it might not make the wisest investment. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

41Ars Technica / 7h
Last Exit: Space Could humans eventually fly to exoplanets on massive "generational" spaceships? Last Exit: Space explores such a hypothesis with intriguing and sometimes darkly hilarious results. Last Exit: Space is a new documentary on Discovery+ that explores the possibility of humans colonizing planets beyond Earth. Since it is produced and narrated by Werner Herzog (director of Grizzly Man ,

Apple Studio Display•
Toward the end of 2021, I did a deep cleaning and rearranging of the office I worked from home in for eighteen months. This was mainly due to the fact that the MacBook Pro I've had since October lets me take my work anywhere that has a desk. But recently, I've been working on what a setup in that office with the MacBook Pro would look like, and so I've been searching for a new monitor. When the A

Apple iMac 27-Inch•
We got a plethora of exciting new devices at the Apple March Event , but we didn't get a new, M1-powered 27-inch iMac – and once the event had finished, Apple then discreetly stopped selling the model it launched in 2020. It sounds as though those hoping for a revamped and upgraded iMac with a larger screen in the near future are going to be disappointed: sources speaking to 9to5Mac say that ther

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The last time anyone set foot on the moon, in 1972, astronauts plunged metal tubes into the lunar ground. They captured soil and rock and then sealed off the precious extraterrestrial material. One of the samples, 73001, has been fastened shut for half a century. But in recent weeks, scientists pierced the metal tube to reveal what's inside. Mashable spoke with these researchers, clad in their wh

We had a two night stopover in Copenhagen, and decided to stay at the AC Hotel Bella Sky . This hotel has 814 rooms and is geared toward conferences, so obviously this wasn’t going to be the most charming place to stay. However, it was located close to the airport, I’ve never reviewed an AC Hotel before, and it was also pretty affordable. How I booked my stay at AC Hotel Copenhagen For our two ni

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Using FPGAs to replicate classic video game systems is a practice that’s been gaining steam for a few years now, but how do these projects differ from standard software emulation? And is the steep price of entry worth it for most users? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Docker is a containerization platform that simplifies the packaging and execution of applications. Containers run as isolated processes with their own filesystem but share their host’s kernel. Docker has risen to prominence as a way of implementing reproducible development environments and distributed deployment architectures. Read This Article on CloudSavvy IT ›

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What you lose in sleep, you gain in savings. Put that extra hour to use with some of our favorite workout gear and home essentials.

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The collection spans hundreds of games, and donations go straight to organizations assisting Ukraine.

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 , or whatever the next-gen flagship ends up being called, is going to be a seriously power-hungry graphics card , yet another rumor is claiming. Yes, we’ve been hearing this for some time now, but the latest from well-known leaker Kopite7kimi is that one of their sources is saying that the RTX 4090 could run with a TGP of 600W (that’s Total Graphics Power, meaning the maximum po

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You like good tweets, don't you? I mean...why else would click this story? Unless you're my parents, who read all my stories, in which case, hi Mom and Dad. Anyway, we've collected the funniest tweets of the week, like we always do . I'm talking the cream of the crop, the absolute best, the tippity-top. The good stuff. I mean, I probably missed a few good posts but you get the picture — these twe

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I knew that Disney’s Turning Red is about teen angst in 2002, but I did not expect to relate to it as deeply as I did. Turning Red follows 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian, Meilin Lee (Rosalie Chiang) as she grapples with her changing body — not in the usual ways, but in the form of the giant red panda, which she turns into if she feels any strong emotion. It turns out that the panda problem runs in

Russian Wikipedia Belarus•
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Authorities in Belarus have arrested and detained Mark Bernstein, one of the top editors of Russian Wikipedia, according to local publication Zerkalo . Bernstein was reportedly accused of violating the "fake news" law Russia passed in early March by editing the Wikipedia article about the invasion of Ukraine. Under the new law, anybody found guilty of what the country deems as false information a

Brain Computing Chips AI•
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have demonstrated that neuromorphic computers that replicate the brain's logic synthetically can solve more complex problems than those posed by AI . In a newly published article in the journal Nature Electronics , the researchers detailed their findings which show that neuromorphic simulations using the statistical method called random walks can do all

Panasonic’s Lumix G range has given the world some of the best 4K video-focussed mirrorless cameras ever, with models like the Panasonic GH4 and Panasonic GH5 arguably reaching icon status amongst enthusiast filmmakers. And all this despite using a Micro Four Thirds sensor that’s significantly smaller than the full-frame sensors currently in vogue thanks to the likes of the Sony A and Canon EOS R

Dead Space Early 2023•
EA Motive has confirmed that it's targeting an “early” 2023 release window for its upcoming Dead Space remake . The release window was revealed during a recent developer livestream . During the stream, senior producer Philippe Ducharme was asked when fans might be able to get their hands on the “final, final, final version” of the game and he confirmed that the game is in the pre-alpha stage of d

When it comes to food that can be cooked in an air fryer, fries and chicken wings spring to mind. However, the kitchen gadget is great for sweet treats like brownies and donuts too. So what about ice cream? Before you write me off as crazy, hear me out. Deep-fried ice cream is a popular dessert often served in Mexican restaurants. Balls of the creamy frozen treat are covered in a crunchy coating

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In the cold months, it’s unsettling to find your coffee drop in temperature minutes after serving. It’s not much to want hot coffee to be hot – both for flavor and comfort. Because, as Barry Green, a taste perception scientist at Yale University told Live Science , “hot coffee releases more aromatic compounds than room-temperature coffee…[and] milk, coffee's frequent companion, tastes worse at ro

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TL;DR: As of March 12, e-commerce hub BigCommerce is offering an extra month free in addition to their 15-day free trial. If you decide to continue, their Standard Plan for small businesses costs $29.95, Plus Plan costs $79.95, and Pro Plan costs $299.95. Ask most entrepreneurs for the name of the company they wish their new business could emulate and many would answer without a second thought: A

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TL;DR: As of March 12, The Coding 101 Bootcamp Beginners Bundle — worth $2,000 — is just $29, which means you can get it for 98% off. The perfect time to learn to code may never arise, but the need for coders will always be there. So you might as well start now — especially because this Coding 101 Bootcamp for Beginners is on sale for only $29. Taught by instructors at Zenva Academy, one of the l

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TL;DR: As of March 12, a lifetime subscription to TexTalky AI Text-to-Speech , worth $540 is 93% off, so you can get it for just $37. From marketing content and video narration to customer support and tutorials, there are many instances in today’s marketplace when a professional human voice is needed. But due to time constraints, lack of proper recording equipment , or simply the fact you hate yo

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TL;DR: Square Off Pro , the World's First Rollable Tournament e-Chessboard, is on sale as of March 12 for $225, so you're saving 9% on the original price of $249. Perhaps the most popular abstract strategy game of all time, chess (in the iteration we know today) has a storied history dating back to at least the 16th century. The pieces weren’t standardized until the 19th century, then came clocks

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TL;DR: As of March 12, a lifetime subscription to the NatureID Plant Identification Premium Plan is 66% off, so you can get access for just $19.99 instead of $59. Just because you have a passion for taking care of plants doesn’t mean you’re very good at keeping said plants alive and well. Luckily, like just about everything else, there’s an app for that: NatureID . And for National Plant a Flower

Vera NFT 2022 Polygon•
NFTs are making some collectors and artists rich, but success in this high-risk marketplace is more art than science.

Omar Mehtab spoke to a 'scalper;' a person who stockpiles popular products and resells them for profit.

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Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s youngest minister, has turned technology, cryptocurrency and social media into modern weapons of wa