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You there! The elegant-looking person reading a blog on your device. You like tweets, do you not? Well, guess what? I've collected the absolute best and funniest tweets from this week. Why? Because I do it every week , my good pal. This week was especially great for funny tweets. So I hope you get a good laugh out of it. Here they are, the 10 funniest tweets of the week. 1. This is a good pitch,

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TikTok played an integral role in his defamation trial—now Depp himself has joined the cacophony of memes.

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The company recently announced a souped-up evolution of CarPlay. But do larger infotainment systems make distracted driving worse?

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The smart home was supposed to make our lives easier, but confusing controls and too many apps are frustrating. There must be a better way.

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Need a new hobby like grilling or photography? Want to get Dad a new smartwatch for Father's Day? These sales might help.

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about an arrest in the crypto world that had investors sweating. This week, we’re talking about rocking through the general malaise of a crypto winter. You can subscribe to this newsletter and get it in your inbox every Thursday on TechCrunch’s newsletter page. blockstars Crypto has had a brutal couple months and yet, the show goes on — metapho

In the mobile OS landscape, Windows Phone wasn’t around for very long (2010-2017). It was never very popular, but Microsoft infused it with some new, interesting ideas. A few of those ideas ended up being ahead of their time. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

Broadcast from Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 11, 2022, at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, UFC 275 pits Glover Teixeira against Jiří Procházka for the light heavyweight championship. Here’s how to stream it live. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

NASA sent its Perseverance rover to Mars' Jezero Crater to sleuth for past hints of life . While there, the car-sized robot has witnessed hundreds of vigorous dust devils. It turns out the Jezero Crater — a region planetary scientists suspect once teemed with water — is an extremely dynamic, dusty world. "Jezero Crater may be one of the most active sources of dust on the planet," Manuel de la Tor

As much as we might sometimes want to fast-forward life's more boring moments, that technology currently only exists in the form of a surprisingly tragic Adam Sandler movie . Not so with video. Nowadays, the majority of video players — whether it's YouTube, Netflix, or a random training video or lecture — come with the option to watch the action at different speeds, typically allowing anything fr

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AMD’s FSR 2.0 (FidelityFX Super Resolution) frame rate boosting feature that uses temporal upscaling is coming to Hitman 3 and a bunch of other games in the not too distant future. Team Red just published a blog post revealing five new games that’ll support FSR 2.0, which include Hitman 3 as mentioned, as well as Abyss World, Rescue Party: Live, Super People, and The Callisto Protocol. AMD also r

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

What's everybody been watching this week then? We've dug into the latest data from streaming aggregator ReelGood , which pulls viewing figures from streaming sites in the UK and the US, and broken out the top 10 most watched TV shows of the past week. There have been some pretty big releases recently, so as you can probably imagine Obi-Wan Kenobi and Stranger Things are leading the charge, while

A hefty question still puzzles planetary scientists: What happened to Venus? Though Venus and Earth are similarly-sized rocky worlds occupying similar parts of the solar system, Venus is a hellish land hot enough to melt lead. Meanwhile, stunning biodiversity flourishes on temperate Earth. Somewhere, their stories diverged. Later this decade, NASA will launch its DAVINCI mission — short for Deep

Imagine The X-Files with religious trauma and you've got Evil , the best show you're not watching. Look, we get why it's been off your radar. It was on CBS and then bounced to Paramount+ in a time when the streaming platform felt too baby to bother with. But now, Evil is reaching its long, dark claws into Season 3 (dropping June 12!), and it's time you caught up. Why? When there's so much to watc

Jurassic World Dominion•
Where's my Dimetrodon hive? It's our damn day. Though Jurassic World: Dominion may have...been what it is , there's one thing the film absolutely nailed. Almost 30 years since Steven Spielberg's original, the noble Dimetrodon has finally been given its moment in a Jurassic Park film. We've only ever seen Dimetrodon once in the franchise and it doesn't count, as a mere display version behind glass

So, what's everyone been watching this week? Each week, the most popular streamed movies come down to a few things — sheer buzz, smart marketing and PR campaigns, star power, critical acclaim , or a slow burn, word-of-mouth phenomenon that leads uninterested people to finally watch it out of spite. Just to get a sense of what everyone's streaming, we've used data from streaming aggregator Reelgoo

TL;DR: As of June 11, you can chip $10 off the Tosot Aovia 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner and get it for $309.99 instead of $319.99. If you’ve been suffering through the unprecedented spring heat to save money on cooling costs, you’re a trouper. You deserve a reward: a Tosot Aovia 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner . The Aovia can provide 8,000 BTUs of cool air in spaces up to 250 square feet

TL;DR: As of June 11, you can get the Splash Wines Best Selling Summer Bundle of 15 wines for $65. It would usually cost you $99, so that's savings of 34%. There’s nothing like sipping a chilled glass of wine by the pool in the summertime . But in order to make that happen, you need a friend with a pool and a bunch of wine. Since your friend is providing the pool, you can provide the wine with th

TL;DR: As of June 11, the AICOOK Smart Pro Belgian Waffle Maker is on sale for 27% off, so you can get it for $145.99 instead of $199. Use it to make those creative waffle recipes you see on TikTok. TikTok is many things. It’s a place to showcase your dance skills, a sanctuary for you to embrace your individuality, a platform that encourages you to try new trends, and apparently a spot to find ki

TL;DR: As of June 11, the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 is on sale for $83.95, which is 15% down from its usual price of $99. While human eyes aren’t built for distinguishing the subtle differences between every single shade, the Nix Mini Color Sensor is. A game-changing innovation, the Nix Sensor allows you to isolate and identify shades across the color spectrum while you’re out in the world — like

TL;DR: As of June 11, you can get this Desklab Portable Touchscreen Monitor on sale for just $289.99. That's 58% off its regular price of $700. If working on the go seems unfeasible without the dual-monitor setup you have at home, snag yourself the Desklab Portable Touchscreen Monitor while it’s on sale. For under $300, you can enjoy the power of dual screens for productivity and efficiency away

TL;DR: As of June 8, new members can get a yearlong Sam's Club membership for just $50. It would usually cost $100, so that's savings of 50% for the first year, after which pricing will revert to normal. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck while grocery shopping, a warehouse club is the place to go. And if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck at a warehouse club, Sam’s

Let's not beat around the bush. This year has been a lot. From attacks on fundamental liberties to the systemic erasure of the existence of queer people , and yet more public and digital violence , 2022 hasn't given us a break from bad news. It's been exhausting to exist both in the real world and on the internet. But among these dark 2022 moments there have existed bright glimmers of hope. Commu

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A recent report has suggested that God of War: Ragnarök will make its 2022 release window and could be aiming for a November release date. The report comes from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier who has said, according to three sources familiar with the game’s development, that it’s on track to get a November release. Two of those sources go further to say that an announcement of the release date could

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Telegram is adding a new subscription plan called Telegram Premium. Inklings of a Telegram Premium have been circulating for weeks, as the company tested a beta on iOS . Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov confirmed the rumors this week, taking to his official channel ( here’s an image if you don’t want to join) to reveal the new tier. Bigger files and faster speeds Officially, the subscription

Windows 8 and 10’s advanced startup tools function differently than the tools on previous versions of Windows. If your Windows 8 or 10 system can’t boot properly, the tools will appear automatically so you can fix the problem. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

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We were dumbfounded when Spiritfarer launched in late 2020. The indie game, which is both a management simulator and an action sandbox, tugs at your heartstrings as you repeatedly pilot people toward the afterlife. And soon, Spiritfarer will come to mobile—but only if you have Netflix subscription. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

These days having reliable access to the internet is pretty essential, and that includes while you’re in a car. Thankfully, car Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly more common, but it’s not always clear how it works, how fast it is, or if you (and passengers) can use it when the car is off. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It seems like Facebook (now called Meta) just can’t catch a break. Declining ad revenue and a shrinking user base have forced the company to pursue a custom hardware ecosystem—smart products and mixed reality devices that it can control on its own terms. But for whatever reason, Facebook appears to be scaling back these hardware projects. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

It seems as though everything’s getting the “smart” treatment these days, from phones and TVs to robot vacuums . And while some of these upgrades are more novel than others (do we really need a smart toaster?), others are definite game changers — smart luggage included. Whether you tend to travel for work or pleasure, these genius accessories pull double duty to haul your stuff from point A to po

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can reliably unblock streaming content from around the world. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £84.11 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. There are a lot of VPNs out there, and plenty that claim to be the best service for unlocking streaming sites. They can't all be the best, so which service can you trust? The best VP

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to the Complete Resoume AI Assistant Resumé Writer is on sale for £32, saving you 93% on list price. Giving your CV a professional makeover is the first step in landing a job. The trick isn’t to make it extravagant like Barney Stinson’s video CV. The trick is to keep it simple, keep it honest, and make sure it’s ATS-aligned. The Resoume AI Assistant Résumé Writer is

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype has shown some marked changes from its last preview — namely a new windshield wiper system.

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Apple and Google are facing yet another antitrust probe from their old rival, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. This time, the CMA is calling into question the amount of power the tech giants have over the mobile market. After a year-long investigation, they published their final report on the UK’s government website where it’s free for everyone to read. The report is over 35

There are some remaining DeLoreans and vestiges of the time-traveling vehicles from the "Back to the Future" trilogy floating around a number of places.

It’s official: Disney’s ‘Wish’ has indeed come true as the Disney Cruise Line has taken delivery of its all-new ship, Disney Wish. The ship will now begin its journey across the Atlantic to its home port in Port Canaveral, Florida, in advance of its first official upcoming voyages. Disney Cruise Line describes itself as “where magic meets the sea” and, with the announcement of the ship’s delivery

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Flying Blue , the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, has launched another promotion on buying miles . Until June 30, you can earn up to a generous 120% bonus when you buy miles. While some accounts have been targeted for different offers, here’s the typical offer that we’ve seen across Flying Blue accounts: Buy 4,000 to 14,000 mi

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest toy news dazzling us on the internet. This week, Hasbro mashes Transformers up with G.I. Joe again, Lego returns to Obi-Wan Kenobi ’s biggest moment, and get ready to never turn your neck with a Bat-tacular Keaton replica. Check it out! Read more...

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Let's face it: None of us have spare time and we all need a distraction from ... everything. And what better time-friendly distraction is there than a great TV show you can binge in one day? If you're looking to take your mind off current events, or if you want to catch up on some of TV's most popular shows without taking up too much time, we've got some suggestions for you. From exquisite comedi

Halloween Horror Nights reveals it’s bringing back a Halloween house on both coasts. Universal Studios kicks off a dino-mite summer with the VelociCoaster turning one. Pack your bags to check out a really cool Jumanji ride that just opened in Italy. And in case you missed it, Disney Parks revealed new faces coming to … Read more...

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There's perhaps no social media app that has a greater influence on music right now than TikTok , so it only makes sense to define the year (so far) through the songs we can't escape on our FYPs. Here are the best TikTok songs of 2022. If you just got these out of your head... Sorry! "So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings" by Caroline Polachek The 2019 song had its moment back in January when TikTokk

Celina Mikolajczak, who has held senior roles at Tesla and Panasonic, resigned from QuantumScape less than a year after taking the chief manufacturing officer position at the solid-state battery company, according to a regulatory filing. Mikolajczak and QuantumScape are parting ways over “differing management styles between the parties,” the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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So much for that touching goodbye post to Sheryl Sandberg that Mark Zuckerberg posted just 9 days ago, when after a 14-year run at Facebook — now Meta Platforms — Sandberg said she was resigning from her post as COO. At the time, Zuckerberg called Sandberg’s planned departure the “the end of an era” and spoke glowingly of her as an “amazing person, leader, partner, and friend.” Today, the Wall St

Apple revealed that iOS 16's newest phone messaging features are some of the most significant changes to its text functions in years.

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In 2020, Disney added a warning in front of several of its films, including Dumbo, Peter Pan , and more, cautioning viewers about the racist portrayals found within. It read, “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people and cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and they are wrong now.… Read more...

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DC Comics’ latest collection of queer stories from queer creatives all over the DC Universe for Pride—and Pride in general this year—comes at complicated time for queer communities. Trans people face daily, horrifying denials of their rights, and places around the world attempt to erode the small, vit