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The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra tops TechRadar's list of the best phones on the market right now, and it's easy to see why. Whether you're a photography fan who needs a DSLR-rivaling smartphone, a constant note-taker who likes the look of the S Pen stylus, or someone who spends loads of time gaming or streaming video, there's lots to love. However the phone's high price can put some people off, and

1KGizmodo / 14h
There’ve been on-and-off hopes for some time now that the sci-fi cult classic Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula and the late Dean Stockwell would receive some kind of continuation. Creator Donald Bellisario made a script for a film meant to pick up where the series left off, and late last year, news started swirling… Read more...

100+How-To Geek / 12h
These days distracted driving is a big problem, and it’s not going away anytime soon. However, a recent survey by the insurance company Jerry concluded that Android users are safer drivers than those with an iPhone. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

Because we liked the OnePlus 10 Pro so much, we're already excited to see what the OnePlus 11 will bring in 2023 - even though we're not expecting it to launch for a long, long time. This will likely be the first OnePlus phone of the year, though we're expecting many entries to the company's Nord line in the meantime. It'll likely be one of the best Android phones of the year, going by the last f

TL;DR: A Degoo Premium Lifetime 10TB Backup Plan is on sale for £79.77, saving you 97% on list price. The only thing better than having a massive amount of digital storage space for your photos, videos, and documents is having a massive amount of digital storage space that doesn’t cost a small fortune. With Degoo Premium, that’s exactly what you’ll get — and then some. Featured recently, Degoo Pr

Today Wordle The Day 2022•
Happy Mother's Day weekend to anyone who's celebrating, and a happy new day of Wordle to all. Glad you've joined us for another day of working out the Wordle together. Bookmark this page in case you have trouble solving the May 8 Wordle 323 and would like a few hints or want to know what the answer is. You may scroll to the bottom of the page for the May 8 answer, but if you want a buddy to help

Survival 101 A team of researchers from Nanjing University in China say lunar soil could be used to support long-term human survival on the Moon because it provides extraterrestrial survival resources like oxygen and fuel. The scientists published their research Friday in the journal Joule , analyzing samples collected during China’s 2021 Chang’e-5 mission. It was the first to bring back fresh lu

McEnroe Tennis Virtual•
Michelob Ultra and ESPN have decided to use AI to answer an enduring question: what would happen if tennis legend John McEnroe played against himself? An upcoming ESPN+ special entitled "McEnroe vs. McEnroe" will feature the 63-year-old star, who retired from singles competition in 1992, playing against a complicated, AI-trained version of himself. According to TechCrunch , the process for the ac

I’m a big fan of Mobile Passport and have been a loyal user for many years. It’s my entry expediting program of choice when I arrive back in the U.S. from overseas and want to avoid long lines at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At the New York-area airports near my home, the free program funnels me into the Diplomats queue, providing the equivalent of VIP service for free. So, I was concerned

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If you’re flying United next month to Hawaii, Japan, Brazil or parts of Europe, listen up. Just three weeks before the start of June, the Chicago-based carrier is temporarily suspending seven routes for the month due to an aircraft shortage, according to Cirium schedule data viewed by TPG and later confirmed by the airline. Specifically, it’s still awaiting final clearance to bring back its 52 Bo

Whether you're taking the whole family out for celebratory brunch or sending flowers and a card to your long-distance mom, it's never too late to sneak a movie or show into your Mother's Day plans . Streaming now, here are 15 movies and series about the magical art of mothering, perfect for watching with your mom this weekend. Note: Many of the films and shows on this list are not suitable for al

the-evil-clergyman : Tiger and Full Moon by Keisai Eisen (1844-46)

Startups need capital and often fundraise from investors. This requires pitching, numbers, stats and a story. And the time has to be correct. The key to timing is easy, according to this CEO: Fundraise when your confidence is high. Each week on TechCrunch Live , investors and entrepreneurs share lessons learned from personal experiences. And Front CEO and co-founder Mathilde Collin knows about fu

Airlines used to regularly hand out meal vouchers during flight delays. When it was their fault, they’d cover food costs for passengers and that was expensive. About 8 years ago, after being taken over by US Airways, American Airlines came up with a solution to save money. They’d roll out carts of snacks to gates on long delays instead of giving customers meal vouchers. Continue reading ...

We’ve seen a few travel deals for Belize in recent weeks. Here’s a new one with great sale fares from U.S. departure cities like Baltimore, Buffalo, Denver, Houston, Phoenix among others. As is typical for these fare sales, the discounts apply for economy tickets. Depending on the airline, that could mean no full-size carry-on bags. Paying for a checked bag will likely cost you between $60-$70 ro

NASA Hole Hans Zimmer•
500+Futurism / 8h
Sing Along Is it a car accelerating? A wailing group of sinners in purgatory? It’s easy enough to see how anybody could mistake the rather horrifying sounds of a black hole that NASA just recorded and released on their official YouTube channel Wednesday. The black hole is located at the center of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster, whose sounds NASA has been studying since 2003. The clip below uses “soni

antiqueanimals : All About Animals. Facts, Stories and Anecdotes, 1900. Illustration by Friedrich Specht.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I just returned from the Maldives earlier this week, and am happy to be back in an “easier” timezone. I’ll be in the US for a couple of weeks, and am then headed to Europe again for a bit, hopefully reviewing a couple of interesting new airline products. On the points & travel front, this week Delta added new lounge access restrictions, New Zealand reope

Musk Twitter Revenue 2028•
Among the biggest questions on people's mind since Elon Musk made his bid to buy Twitter is how the service might change under his ownership. We're still a long way off from the deal becoming official, but Musk nonetheless has had to pitch investors on his vision for the company to get the funding he needs. As it so happens, the New York Times has obtained a copy of a pitch deck for investors, wh

lanaturnerhascollapsed : Universal Weekly, May 12, 1934

Hi friends. In case you missed it last week: I’m Greg , and I’m handling Week in Review now that Lucas is off with Anita building their new crypto-focused podcast/newsletter, Chain Reaction . I’m teeeechnically supposed to be on vacation today, but I figured it was probably not cool to throw the newsletter to someone else ONE WEEK after taking over, so I popped back in for this one. I normally ha

Space Hotel 2025 OA•
A few years ago, the idea of private citizens traveling to outer space seemed a bit far-fetched. That, of course, happens now with some regularity . Now, a California-based company is betting big that the trend toward ‘space tourism’ will continue, as it announces plans to open a hotel in space within the next few years. Orbital Assembly Corporation, which claims to be the only company developing

The top tablets for kids are easy to use and well-suited to younger users, with plenty of kid-friendly apps and useful parental controls. They’re also durable to hold up to mishaps and sticky fingers, as well as affordable so they won’t cost an arm and a leg to replace when accidents happen. Good tablets for kids aren’t just another screen for cartoons and movies. They can also be an educational

thekimonogallery : “tiger in the rain” drawn in the year Hokusai died, aged 90. Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Three American guests were found dead Friday at a resort in the Bahamas, the country’s acting Prime Minister said Friday. Health officials are now investigating the cause. According to a statement released Friday evening from Bahamas Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper, two men and a woman died at a property on Exuma. Cooper’s top spokesperson said on Twitter, that this occurred at the Sandals E

When it comes to real estate, everyone has their preferences, and apartments are no exception. And there are so many factors to consider when deciding which part of a building you’d like to live in. Read more...

Strange Multiverse Madness•
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness lives up to its name. There's a lot of multiverse action and all of it is completely bonkers. Between the gruesome deaths, Wanda's entire arc, and the giant green minotaur nobody explains , the phrase "we're all mad here" has never been more apt. These are the 14 maddest things in Multiverse of Madness , ranked, of course, by how jaw-droppingly unhinged

Sometimes it's impossible to read a single page without your mind wandering elsewhere. But despair not, it might not be reading in general that's the problem, but rather the books we're choosing. Frustrated with my inability to read, I called my bookwormiest friend to whinge. On her advice I switched from non-fiction to fiction, and picked Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan as my first read. I guzzle

danskjavlarna : Revealing the panther’s inner self. From Watchers of the Camp-Fire by Charles G. D. Roberts and illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull, 1905. My modest collection of vintage tigers is purring along. Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

I just bought my first drone, the DJI Mini 2 . Not only is it near the top of our list of the best drones , but its lightweight nature makes the rules around flying it lax - perfect for a first-time flyer. What's not so perfect, however, is just how confusing the thing is to set up. I'm not talking about assembling the drone - stickers on the body (which you can see in the above picture) make it

Microsoft has open sourced the code for the 27-year-old program 3D Movie Maker — and it's all thanks to someone who asked on Twitter. Foone, whose Twitter profile says they're a "hardware and software necromancer," asked the tech giant for the source code to the program so they could expand and extend it. Microsoft doesn't own the BRender engine it runs on, which potentially posed a problem, but

The Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, more commonly referred to as TCP/IP, is a key part of how your Windows PC communicates with other devices on the internet. But what happens when things go wrong? How do you fix it? Luckily, a reset might be all you need. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

As Egypt continues its tourism rebound following the pandemic, why not scratch that itch to see some of the world’s most famous landmarks and pay a visit? Recently-unearthed ancient treasures make a trip to Egypt even more compelling. There are some excellent travel deals to the transcontinental country (Egypt spans Africa and Asia) right now from departure points like Chicago, Dallas, New York,

Park Hyatt Chicago•
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information on the hotel’s reopening. Park Hyatt Chicago, the very first hotel to hold the name Park Hyatt, is again accepting reservations after undergoing an extensive $60 million renovation. The property has been refurbishing all 198 guest rooms and suites over the past several months. Potentially due to reduced demand from COVID-19, the prope

37Mashable / 10h
This is a tale of survival. In the deep cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope found evidence that a star remains after its companion star (they orbited each other) went supernova — an extremely powerful stellar explosion. The exploded star, dubbed supernova 2013ge, jostled — but didn't destroy — its nearby companion, explained NASA . Astronomers think that (unlike the sun) most stars have companions

For those withuu traditional grass lawns, now is typically the time of year when they’re getting it back in shape after a cold winter and wet spring. But what if we told you that for the month of May, could you just sit back and enjoy another month without mowing? Read more...

400+Futurism / 10h
Better, Faster One of SpaceX’s top employees said in a conference this week that SpaceX will likely make it to Mars before the NASA Artemis mission does. SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said during a video interview with CNBC that astronauts will have boots on Mars before the end of the 2020s and will use one of SpaceX’s forthcoming reusable rockets called Starship. T

All eyes are on Miami this weekend as the international glitterati arrives for the city’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix. The European racing event has attracted American fans in droves, thanks to the “Netflix effect” of “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” ­— the successful franchise that’s spurred some of the most captivating rivalries in modern streaming and just been renewed for seasons 5 and 6. T

allcatsconstitutethesamefamily : From the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Our Dumb Animals magazine, 1953. 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

Turo renters: Tesla owners can track their vehicle via app, and the car has a camera. The camera showed the owner that something wasn’t right, so he tracked it via app to… a warehouse. The Tesla was up “on jacks and missing its front bumper.” The owner thought the man was trying to steal parts, but it turns out the rented Tesla was being used as a test vehicle for fitting an aftermarket bumper. T

300+Gizmodo / 10h
It’s been quite awhile since we’ve heard anything about Amazon’s live action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s critically acclaimed graphic novel series, Paper Girls . But since today’s Free Comic Book Day , Amazon must’ve decided that now was the perfect time to give the first look at the mystery sci-fi… Read more...

curiouscatalog : From: Guillim, John, 1565-1621. A display of heraldrie. London : Printed by William Hall for Raphe Mab, 1611 CR19 .G8 1611

The global air transport industry has resolved to, somehow, achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. And while eco-actions are already on the agenda of almost every airline, the SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge is trying to get its airline alliance members to dig deeper to find ways to reduce aviation’s impact on the environment. The competition pits 16 members of the Sky Team airlines alli

Using YouTube’s multiple formatting options, you can apply strike-through, bold, and italic styles to your comment text. This makes your comments stand out on the list, and we’ll show you how to do that from your desktop and your mobile phone. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Alright, we need to sit down and have a talk. People are already breaking their TVs playing Nintendo Switch Sports, the Wii Sports sequel. It’s hilarious and nostalgic, but I’m begging you, please don’t make the same mistakes we made in 2006. Humanity is capable of so much more, right? Read This Article on Review Geek ›

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 . App Annie says global spending across iOS and Go

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. The Great Resignation, the economic trend of people quitting their jobs in pursuit of other opportunities, has been greeted by a harsh reality: the Great Reset. This week, a spate of tech companies – largely those valued above $1 billion from their venture capita

1KGizmodo / 11h
George Pérez, the acclaimed comics writer and artist behind such works as Crisis on Infinite Earths, passed away on at the age of 67. Read more...

danskjavlarna : An illustration by W. W. Denslow from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1900. Not exactly in Kansas: my collection of vintage Wizard of Oz imagery . Wondering about this post? Wait for the dissertation (TBA). For now: Weblog ◆ Books ◆ Videos ◆ Music ◆ Etsy

Imagine everything you'd want in a gaming monitor — a bright and beautiful screen, a fast refresh rate for silky smooth graphics, HDR to really make things shine — and there's a good chance you'll find it in Alienware's 34 Curved QD-OLED monitor. It's one of the first screens to ship with Samsung's Quantum Dot OLED panels, and it's stacked with other features that'll make your Halo Infinite match

You can add Canada’s busiest airport to the list of places where staffing shortages and COVID-19 protocols are leading to long lines . This week, it got so bad that airport officials in Toronto sounded the alarm, calling on the Canadian government to make immediate changes. So far, it doesn’t look like that is going to happen, though, and it could continue to mean long wait times for passengers a

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Awhile back, my mother-in-law signed up for a new credit card. As she read through the materials that came with her new card, she discovered her card offers a TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee credit every four years. Several cards offer a TSA PreCheck or Global Entry application fee credit every four to five years, but my

gameraboy2 : Chuo Woolen Mills, Japan, 1956

100+Gizmodo / 12h
While the comic book community has had about a full decade to get used to the idea of Jane Foster as Thor, and she’s shown up in the Avengers Assemble cartoon from a few years back, Thor: Love & Thunder marks the first real attempt at making Jane Foster’s mighty brand of lightning strike with wider audiences. It’s one… Read more...

Twitter has become one of the primary social media platforms for crypto enthusiasts. In addition to being home for discussion and commentary on all things crypto, Twitter now allows users to receive and send payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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 . When you start a project, it’s easy to get caught up in it. Then time passes and suddenly it’s been a half decade. Equity, a podcast I got to help start when I was wasn’t even working here, is one s

Jill Gunter is no stranger to crypto — she’s seen the market through its ups and downs, conducting research on blockchain protocols, working at multiple crypto startups and co-founding her own , and investing as a crypto VC at Slow Ventures. Gunter first started following the crypto space in 2011, when she was working in the traditional finance world as a derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs and w

5KFuturism / 12h
Down Under “I feel like I’m looking at the road to Atlantis,” a crew member aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus murmurs partway into a clip of the team’s undersea exploration. “Are you kidding? This is crazy.” Perhaps the scientist, one of the Corps of Exploration team studying the Liliʻuokalani Ridge in the Pacific Ocean, could be so metaphorical because he’d already partially identified what

mimiminimal : Sal Meijer (Dutch, 1877-1965) - Poes met jongen - Cat with kittens . Oil on canvas/ 31.5 x 23 cm. x

Enlarge / An amethyst may make a good metaphor for geology as a whole. (credit: Getty Images ) To outsiders, geology can seem as dull as a rock, with a lexicon just as opaque, but to insiders, it is a limitless source of wonder. Various authors have used different tools to crack open geology’s dull exterior to show non-geologists the sparkling wonders within: Robert Hazen used color; Jan Zalasiew

There’s plenty to be said for booking an epic around-the-world trip , but if that’s not in the cards for this year, there’s a nice consolation closer to home this spring in our nation’s capital. Free tours are returning at dozens of embassies in Washington, D.C. , on two Saturdays in May. Aerial photo of the Washington Monument with the Capitol in the background. (Photo by Andy Dunaway/USAF via G

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards . It’s always a great time to start getting your points strategy in order, so you’re ready to plan your dream trip when the time is right.