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Original 'That '70s Show' cast will reunite for 'That 90s Show'

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2KMashable / 15h
That '70s Show was a cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of its young cast members Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher , Laura Prepon, and Topher Grace. Now, all four of them are returning to Point Place by returning to appear in the Netflix sequel series That '90s Show . SEE ALSO: The 8 best '90s TV shows on Netflix you'll really, really want to watch Netflix ordered That '90s Show straight to

An Antimatter Experiment Shows Surprises Near Absolute Zero

3KWired / 18h
An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations.

I bought a CRT TV for a retro gaming setup – and it was an existential nightmare

200+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 14h
Recently I’ve been eager to tap into my childhood nostalgia, and as a lifelong gamer, that’s primarily entailed dropping cash on a retro gaming setup. In a rose-tinted bid to re-experience the games of my youth, I went all out and bought a PS1 (the impressively tiny revision that’s still a looker, aesthetically), a bunch of games and, most importantly, a 14-inch Bush 1473T CRT TV to play them on.

PSA: Don't play 'Nintendo Switch Sports' without your Joy-Con straps

Mashable / 25min
The first flat-screen casualties of Nintendo Switch Sports are already arriving, just days after the latest game in the Wii Sports series was released. As such, this is your friendly reminder to please secure your Joy-Con's straps around your wrist before attempting to play this game. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. As reported by VGC , an unfortunate Twitch streamer

5 Netflix tips and secrets that every power streamer needs to know

TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
You may be streaming Netflix day and night, bingeing the latest season of The Witcher or Stranger Things, lusting over the Bridgerton cast, or cracking a cold case with a true crime documentary. But Netflix also has a range of little-known features that can make your browsing and viewing experience that much more enjoyable. Whether you’re hunting down a specific entry from the best Netflix movies

This stacked Adobe Creative Cloud training bundle is on sale for 97% off

Mashable / 2h
TL;DR: The 2022 All-in-One Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification Course Bundle is on sale for £39.84, saving you 97% on list price. You should be able to put Adobe Creative Cloud on your CV under foreign language skills — because for newbies, that’s what it feels like. But if you’re in a creative, computer-based field, you probably need to know it. It is the industry standard for creative soft

Netflix cancels Meghan Markle animated series Pearl

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95BBC News - Technology / 3h
The announcement comes as the streaming giant makes cost cuts after subscriber numbers fell.

Snapchat's flying selfie drone

39BBC News - Technology / 3h
The company behind Snapchat and Spectacles is now selling a drone camera named Pixy.

Wristcam Band Brings Video Calls To Apple Watch With One Caveat

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SlashGear / 5h
The Apple Watch doesn't come with video call support because it lacks a camera, something Wristcam band aims to address with a newly added feature.

Apple App Store Gives Outdated Apps Some Breathing Room

SlashGear / 5h
Apple has reworked its plan for outdated apps on the App Store. Among other things, the company will give developers extra time to update their old apps.

Project Sunrise: Qantas officially announces plane purchase for New York-Australia direct flights

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The Points Guy / 5h
In a move the airline said will help it conquer the “final frontier” of long-haul travel, Australian carrier Qantas announced a major purchase of planes designed to carry passengers on direct flights between New York and Australia within the next few years. Sunday evening, Qantas confirmed it’s purchasing a dozen Airbus A350 aircraft which will make up its fleet for ultra-long-haul service betwee

Summer prices too high? Try booking a trip for the fall

39The Points Guy / 8h
There’s no doubt the price of a summer vacation can add up, especially this year. It’s pretty well established at this point, inflation has prices in nearly every industry up compared to this time last year including the travel industry. Adding to that, the pent-up demand for travel this summer as crowds flood airports, hotels and popular destinations and it could be an expensive summer to travel

Coinbase taps former Snap India head in emerging markets push

48TechCrunch / 8h
Coinbase has hired Durgesh Kaushik, the former head of Snap India, as the global cryptocurrency exchange looks to expand its reach in emerging markets including India, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed. Kaushik is joining Coinbase as Senior Director for Market Expansion and is tasked with helping the company with its launch in India and several other markets in the Asia Pacific region, Africa,

Sequoia’s Shaun Maguire on competition and conviction in crypto venture — ‘A lot of VCs… are going to pull back’

30TechCrunch / 8h
As crypto continues its wild rise, storied venture firm Sequoia is not just competing with the a16z’s of the world but with a rising crop of crypto native venture funds that are seeing their assets balloon and their influence upend the traditional venture hierarchies. In a conversation on TechCrunch’s new web3 podcast Chain Reaction , Sequoia crypto partner Shaun Maguire talked about the firm’s c

VW Wants To Take Tesla's Top Spot In The EV Market – Here's How They Could Do It

SlashGear / 8h
Tesla is the biggest name in the EV market, but there's no guarantee it'll stay that way. Volkswagen has big plans to take on its competitor.

Apple orders season two of historical drama ‘Pachinko’

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Engadget / 9h
Apple is moving forward with a second season of its critically-acclaimed adaption of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel Pachinko . The company announced the renewal shortly before the show’s season one finale premiered this past Friday on Apple TV+. Published in 2017, Lee’s multi-generational tale won accolades for its portrayal of a Korean family that immigrates to Japan before the outbreak of the

What Is a CDN, and Why Do Companies Use Them?

How-To Geek / 9h
Services you probably use every day, from Netflix to Amazon, rely on something called a CDN, or Content Distribution (sometimes “Delivery”) Network. So what are these special computer networks for, and why are they so important? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Tesla Recalls 48,000 EVs Over Speedometer Issue

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74How-To Geek / 9h
This week, Tesla has issued another recall for a software problem in over 48,000 Model 3 electric vehicles. According to the NHTSA, an issue with “track mode” prevents the display from showing the proper speed reading. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Test Your Antivirus, Firewall, Browser, and Software Security

How-To Geek / 9h
So you have an antivirus program guarding your system, your firewall is up, your browser is updated, and you’re not missing any security patches. But how can be sure your defenses are actually working as well as you think they are? Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Why Flight Attendants Haven’t Gotten Paid For Boarding. Most Crew Should Hate Their Union For It.

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21View from the Wing / 9h
The truth is that other flight attendants are compensated based on flight length, and that's meant to cover work done during boarding. And this how how union contracts have been designed - it's what flight attendant representatives wanted . But there's another element that most flight attendants don't realize, and it's how their own union is sticking it to them. Continue reading ...

Crypto users paid thousands in Ethereum gas fees thanks to the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Here's what happened.

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100+Mashable / 9h
If you were trying to complete a transaction on the Ethereum network last night, you might have been taken aback by the ridiculously high gas fees you saw. For example, one user purchased a $25 NFT on Saturday evening. Their total price? $3,325. That's $3,300 just in fees. Tweet may have been deleted So, what happened? The Ethereum network charges "gas fees" for every transaction on the blockchai

Plan a dino tour to celebrate the new Jurassic World Dominion movie

40The Points Guy / 9h
They may be extinct in the real world. However, dinosaurs will roar back to life this summer in movie theaters nationwide with the much-anticipated June 10 release of Jurassic World Dominion, which promises “never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.” The latest installment of the long-running blockbuster Jurassic film franchise will not only draw moviegoers into t

Why the first Raffles hotel and condo project in North America will open in Boston

98The Points Guy / 10h
When Accor announced four years ago it would park its first North American Raffles Hotels & Resorts in Boston, I was a little shocked. No offense — I’m a Bostonian, so this isn’t meant as New Yorker smack talk — but this kind of project seemed like an uphill battle for a variety of reasons. Neither Accor nor Raffles — a five-star brand launched all the way back in 1887 in Singapore — are househol

thelongvictorian : Young girl reading a manuscript by Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931). English painter & book illustrat...

Music, Arts & Literature / 10h
thelongvictorian : Young girl reading a manuscript by Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931). English painter & book illustrator loosely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

Bored Apes’ New Drop Was So Popular That It Crashed the Entire Ethereum Blockchain

300+Futurism / 10h
Supply and Demand Funny, you’d think buyers would be at least a little skeptical of sinking thousands into an asset class a hacker stole millions worth of in a scam literally just last week — but then, little seems to make sense in the NFT community these days. Despite last week’s news that hackers stole at least $13.7 million worth of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, interest was so high in the latest

Amazon's Echo Show 8 returns to an all-time low of $90

Engadget / 10h
For the first time since February , Amazon has discounted the Echo Show 8 to $90. That’s a $40 saving over the smart display’s usual $130 price. We gave the second-generation model a score of 87 when Amazon released it midway through last year. We liked the Echo Show 8’s vibrant 1,280 by 800 resolution display and handy video calling functionality. It comes with a digital pan-and-zoom face-tracki

The Tax Credits And Rebates That Come With Buying An EV

SlashGear / 10h
If you're in the market for a new car, you can potentially get a great deal on an EV when it comes to tax credits, rebates, and state incentives.

Skateboarders again take over old New Orleans airport terminal

100+The Points Guy / 10h
If the new César Pelli-designed Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal , which opened to great fanfare in November 2019, wasn’t so visually impressive and full of amenities, the fact that the old terminal still stands intact, empty and visible across the airfield would be very sad. Local aviation authorities hope to someday turn the old terminal into a thriving and profitable

Let's Remember the Original Sonic Design, and Thank It for Helping the Franchise

31Gizmodo / 11h
The original Sonic the Hedgehog became a box office hit when it first released in 2020, and its sequel is currently enjoying success in the theaters. Fans of the blue hedgehog and his friends are currently riding a high from both films delivering what they wanted from the franchise since they were kids. But it was a… Read more...

Deal alert: Fly nonstop to Costa Rica from $204

100+The Points Guy / 11h
It’s time to look ahead to fall and plan a trip to bask in the lush rainforests and intoxicating beaches of Costa Rica. There is a great sale on flights to the popular Central American destination. And while most of the best deals are for fall travel, you may be able to secure some great bargains for a late summer vacation. A lot of the flights in this sale involve a layover, but we did find a fe

Donald Trump finally starts posting on his own social media platform, Truth Social

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100+Mashable / 11h
Roughly two and a half months after Truth Social publicly launched, its main attraction has finally arrived. Former president Donald Trump finally started posting on Truth Social, his very own alternative social media platform, on Friday after being conspicuously absent since the service launched in mid-February. "I'M BACK!" Trump posted along with a photo of himself on Truth Social. He also tack

Best Apple Watch Bands of 2022

Futurism / 11h
Living with a miniaturized computer on your wrist can be a profound experience with connectivity, and with the best Apple Watch bands, your iWatch stays snug where it’s meant to be. The best will turn your Apple Watch into an accessory that enhances your aesthetic, and will style nicely with your wardrobe. These wristbands run the gamut of styles and materials: some are made with woven nylon, oth

In Epic Revenge, Bats Infect Ozzy Osbourne

59Futurism / 11h
Sometimes the future is what happens when the past comes back to bite you in the ass after 40 years. In concerning news, 73-year-old rocker Ozzy Osbourne tested positive for COVID-19 this week, meaning the Black Sabbath frontman and self-styled devil worshipper who once accidentally bit the head off a live bat on stage is now infected with a virus that some experts say may have originated in bats

Frank Miller's Launching His Own Comics Company and Bringing Back Sin City

69Gizmodo / 11h
For decades, Frank Miller has made a name for himself with influential comic book stories for Marvel and DC , to say nothing of his own original work at independent publishers like Dark Horse. More recently, his and Tom Wheeler’s original graphic novel Cursed was adapted into a TV series for Netflix, along with… Read more...

How some airlines are getting involved in blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs

The Points Guy / 11h
Late last month, airBaltic presented the Planies, the airline’s latest entry into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The Latvian airline has placed high expectations on this collection of ethereum-based NFTs depicting a world of friendly-looking cartoon aircraft. This June, 10,000 of them will be issued. ✈️ NEW REVEAL ✈️ Shine bright like a diamond skin #Planie 💎 Have you ever seen a diamo

Wikipedia will no longer accept cryptocurrency donations. Here's why.

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300+Mashable / 11h
The Wikipedia community just successfully pushed back against cryptocurrency. On Sunday, the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation, which owns and operates Wikipedia, announced that it would no longer accept cryptocurrency donations. The decision was made after a three-month discussion period that followed after a request to stop accepting crypto was made from the Wiki community. "The Wikimedia Foundat

Hotels Keep Scamming Guests With Extra Fees And Blaming The Government

View from the Wing / 11h
A Holiday Inn Express in Durango, Colorado charges a mandatory $5 fee that they describe as a "Colorado Green Energy Fee." By adding the state's name to the fee, they make it sound as though it is imposed and required by the State of Colorado. They even go on to describe it as contributing to some sort of statewide environmental fund. Continue reading ...

Q70 bus to LaGuardia is now free for riders as leaders mull future options

500+The Points Guy / 11h
Anyone who has been to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in recent months has seen just how much it’s been transformed. Massive construction projects have led to a greatly-improved passenger experience at the airport. What’s still in the works though, are better options for getting to and from the airport. This past week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a temporary solution of sorts whi

Amazon ends paid COVID-19 leave policy for workers

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Engadget / 12h
As of May 2nd, Amazon will no longer offer paid time off for workers who test positive for COVID-19, according to CNBC . Starting Monday, the company will instead grant frontline staff up to five days of unpaid leave, with the option for workers to use their accrued sick time if needed. Announced in a memo the company sent out on Saturday, the new policy sees Amazon once again scaling back the pr

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The Apple Car Could Cost More Than You Think

SlashGear / 12h
We've been hearing rumors about an Apple Car for several years. It's likely closer to market than ever and will probably come with a big price tag.

5 Benefits That Make Hilton Aspire Card Worth It

25One Mile at a Time / 12h
As I often say, I find hotel credit cards to be quite underrated. These cards can be worth holding onto even if you don’t intend to spend a lot of money on them. For example, I’ve written about how the World of Hyatt Credit Card ( review ) is great — the card has a $95 annual fee, and I think the Category 1-4 free night certificate offered by the card more than justifies the annual fee in and of

Scientists: It’s As If Something With Huge “Fingernails” Scratched the Surface of Mars

200+Futurism / 12h
Tantalizing Tidbits Scientists at the European Space Agency are getting all mythological on us. The ESA posted new photos of Mars’ surface features captured by the Mars Express this week, describing them as looking “as if someone has raked their fingernails across the surface of the Red Planet, gouging out lengthy trenches as they did so.” Rather than a monster’s creation, though, the ESA said in

Couple gets married on board Southwest Airlines flight

500+The Points Guy / 12h
No one likes when their flight gets canceled, but Pam and Jeremy Salda sure made the best of it last weekend. On their way to Las Vegas to elope, the final leg of their trip from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Las Vegas (LAS) got canceled. While trying to figure things out at DFW, a fellow passenger overheard the couple’s discussion about how the cancellation would likely lead t

This Hilarious Deepfake Replaces the New Batman with the 1960s Batman

25How-To Geek / 12h
Maybe you left the new Batman movie thinking it was too dark and edgy. That’s understandable; we’re long overdue for a goofy Adam West or George Clooney-like Batman. And if you disagree with me, maybe this hilarious deepfake trailer will correct your flawed opinion. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

How to Reset an Amazon Fire TV Stick Remote

27How-To Geek / 12h
If you’re experiencing issues with your Amazon Fire TV Stick remote, it’s worth resetting your remote to potentially fix those issues. The reset process differs depending on your model, and we’ll show you the processes for the most popular Fire TV Stick remotes. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Getting to the bottom of UiPath’s plunging valuation

35TechCrunch / 12h
Just over a year ago, UiPath was among the most favored startups in the world. Last February the company raised a massive $750 million round at a staggering $35 billion valuation. The robotic process automation, or RPA company, was firing on all cylinders. By the time that UiPath went public in April of last year, its final private price looked a bit, well, pricey. The company’s early IPO price r

From wolf to chihuahua: new research reveals where the dingo sits on the evolutionary timeline of dogs

Popular Mechanics / 12h
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