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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 ›

Despite contemporary gaming consoles sharing similar hardware designs to PCs, there’s one major reason why individuals pick sides between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Performance specs and feature-set aside, exclusives have been the defining choice for gamers without deep pockets to go multiplatform. Besides the hybrid form factor of the Nintendo Switch, the console is the only place to play the

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No two TikTok FYPs are the same. But amidst the tarot pulls taking over one person's page and the dogs testing enrichment toys on another, one thing is all but guaranteed to show up: a viral product. While some types of viral posts are exclusive to their respective platforms, a ton of products that popped off on TikTok are also big on Facebook or Instagram. (It's how your cousin who's three month

SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN is one of the best services for unlocking extra content on top streaming sites like Prime Video. 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. It's fair to say that there's a lot of content available out there at the moment, but it's never enough, is it? Streamers are always on the lookout

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to a Degoo Premium Mega Backup Plan is on sale for £240.13, saving you 97% on list price. The more devices we add to our tech arsenals, the more storage space we need to accommodate the files, photos, videos, and documents from those devices. But constantly adding more gigabytes to your cloud storage account for the rest of time, and paying the subsequent monthly or

Regular OMAAT readers will likely remember my four hour stay at Marriott’s Aegon Mykonos last year , which was at the time a new hotel. Well, a reader with an upcoming stay emailed me to point out something odd going on with the hotel’s reservations system, which I figured others might find to be interesting. I wanted to provide an update, because as pointed out in the comments section, it seems

The post appeared first on Popular Mechanics .

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One of the best and worst things about Google Chrome is the amount of browser extensions you can find in the Chrome store. It's the best because it gives users almost limitless ways to improve their Chrome experience, but also it's the worst because you might not know how many great extensions you're missing out on if you never look for them. Chrome extensions can do everything, from totally reor

US Travelers Covid•
With just hours to go until the U.S. testing mandate expires , there’s lots of celebrating and planning as international travel is about to get easier than it’s been in a long time. From travelers considering trips abroad for the first time in a few years to others relieved that they’ll face a diminished risk of ending up quarantined while out of the country, the end of the mandate is a step that

jareckiworld : Teofil Ociepka (1891-1978) — The Lions [oil on canvas, 1968]

I'm sick of cooking. Not so long ago, I enjoyed it. Cooking was a welcomed way for me to unwind from my workday and slide into my evening. But lockdown changed things. Work from home meant my home kitchen became less a retreat and more a prison, chaining me to the dogged drudgery of meal prep , cooking, washing dishes, rinse, repeat. I was already using make-your-own meal delivery kits. But the r

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Do often lose the remote to your TV? If you have an Android TV, you can turn your smartphone into a virtual remote - here's how to do that.

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antiqueanimals : Mammals of the Arabian Gulf. Written by David L. Harrison. Published in 1981. Illustrations by Maurice Wilson.

If you missed the Delta Air Lines sale a few weeks ago on award flights to Sydney , we’ve found another batch of discounted mileage flights for travel in late summer and early fall. The Atlanta-based carrier is offering August and September flights to Sydney for 60,000 SkyMiles round trip out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where the airline’s nonstop service to Sydney (SYD) originate

jareckiworld : Kaori Someya — Hand Fishing (japanese paper, mineral pigments, colourants, 2021)

Summer Games Fest 2022 keeps chugging along with Guerrilla Collective's showcase of indie games returning once again. Simply called "GC3," the third annual event showcase announced and revealed more than 40 games during its 90-minute runtime. From games that'll raise your heartbeat to games that'll warm your soul, we picked 10 games that we thought stole the show on first look. 1. The Fridge is R

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I’m in Germany with my family this week, and am having an amazing time. I plan on starting the trip report for this awesome journey in the coming days, so stay tuned for the details. On the points & travel front, this week the US announced the end of its COVID-19 testing for travel, South Africa’s Comair liquidated, American introduced new Busines

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we recap some of the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot com this week. The most read story this week was . . . well, everything that came out of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Apple tends to dominate the news cycle during WWDC, and this year’s show was no exception. Apple always kicks off WWDC with a keynote where

There are a few tricks to discern if an image you see on the internet or social media has been altered with Photoshop or other photo-editing programs.

inneroptics : shinji ihara - “The devil with an angel’s face”

harvard-art-museums-prints : The Large Cat, Cornelis Visscher, 17th century , Harvard Art Museums: Prints Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Acquisition Fund for Prints Size: plate: 14.3 x 18.5 cm (5 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Editor’s note: TPG contributor Jeri Clausing sailed on Ocean Victory on a free trip provided by American Queen Voyages. The opinions expressed below are entirely hers and weren’t subject to review by the line. As I walked the streets in Wrangell, Alaska, I was thrilled not to have to share the town with thousands, or even just hundreds, of other cruisers. Except for the welcoming locals, who were

Comair South African•
Comair, which operates a low-cost airline and flies as a regional subsidiary of British Airways , said it’s entering liquidation procedures, which could mean far fewer options for air travel in southern Africa. The Johannesburg-based carrier made the announcement Thursday, more than a week after halting operations due to lack of funding. Comair is a regional operator of British Airways flights, a

This clever Android screen hack will allow you to multi-task on your smartphone or tablet like you would with a desktop computer.

Using a laser with a high milliWatt could get you in trouble in the U.S. or the U.K. in certain situations, but in Australia, they are considered weapons.

After headlining The Tomorrow War for Amazon last year, Chris Pratt is back in theaters thanks to this weekend’s Jurassic World Dominion . We’d like to know what you think of the film, sure, but it’s also a good jumping off point for a potentially fun game involving some of the actor’s upcoming casting decisions. Read more...

NASA Team Study Ufos•
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NASA wants to believe. And maybe it will at the conclusion of the latest study the U.S. government’s space agency is conducting. NASA announced this week that it would start a nine-month study in the fall to research unidentified aerial phenomena (or UAPs), with a focus on figuring out how to collect data and use that data to further understand them going forward. The study will be led by David S

Our top picks from Best Buy's three-day sale, which runs through Monday, June 13 at 12:59 a.m E.T. BEST HOME DEAL: Dyson V8 Animal cordless stick vacuum — $349.99 $449.99 (save $100) BEST TV DEAL: Insignia 55-inch F50 Series QLED TV — $339.99 $499.99 (save $160) BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Sonos Move speaker — $319.20 $399.99 (save $80.79) Hypothetical situation: You've just realized that we're firmly

Have you got unused and unwanted apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick? If so, it’s easy to uninstall those apps and declutter your app library. You have two different ways to do that, and we’ll show you how to use them. Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

Back in January, AT&T started offering crazy-fast 5-Gigabit fiber connections for select homes. But AT&T’s latest achievement makes 5-Gigabit internet look like child’s play—it’s the first company to reach 20-Gigabit symmetric speeds in a lab test. And it could offer 20-Gigabit service in 2023. Read This Article on Review Geek ›