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Don't work from home alone. Try these virtual desktop buddies :)

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0000
Don't work from home alone. Try these virtual desktop buddies :)

Remember desktop pets? In the very early days of the web, they came in many forms (cats, ants, cockroaches, even spyware), all of them cute little pixels who just hung out on your screen to keep you company. It made the strange, isolating new world wide web we all found ourselves in feel a little more like home.

Sadly, most of the ones we knew and loved in the past died quiet digital deaths. Yet we can thank indie game and web art designer Natalie Lawhead (aka alienmelon) for keeping the dream of desktop buddies alive over the years, reinventing them for the modern world, and leading a niche movement to bring them back.  Read more...

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What to do when you can't sleep

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0000
What to do when you can't sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into how we cope with our collective insomnia and the many ways we can achieve a more peaceful slumber.


You're exhausted. All you need is sweet, precious, lovely sleep. But the very thing you need right now just won't happen. You toss, you turn, you tear your hair out, but you don't drift off.

So, what do you do when you can't fall asleep? It's a question I've asked myself many a time when slumber has escaped me. Sleeping doesn't always come easily or as quickly as we'd like it to. 

Perhaps you're in an unfamiliar bed, or with a new partner. Maybe you've slipped out of your usual routine, or you simply have a lot on your mind. Nodding off can be a real challenge sometimes, but it's not a lost cause. There are things you can do to coax yourself into drifting off.  Read more...

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Canva is the graphic design secret weapon every marketer needs

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Canva is the graphic design secret weapon every marketer needs

TL;DR: Get a 3-month subscription to Canva Pro for just $12.99, a 66% savings as of March 29. 


With non-essential businesses closing left and right for the indefinite future, everyone – from small shop owners to restauranteurs – is looking for ways to expand their online presence. Social media  is more important than ever if you don't want to be completely forgotten when this is all over. But it's kind of hard to learn how to code and design marketing materials when you're stressed about the unknown. We totally understand, and that's why this deal on a three-month subscription to Canva Pro for over 60% off is a true gift at a time when we desperately need one.  Read more...

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This tool will replace your unkempt background during conference calls

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
This tool will replace your unkempt background during conference calls

TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to XSplit VCam for just $19.99, a 59% savings as of March 29. 


If you're navigating the transition from an actual office to your home, you're not alone. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones and try to make the most of the shift. After all, you get to stay in your pajamas all day if you want. 

But while the business world has slowed down, it hasn't stopped completely. And that means you still have to stay on top of things — like attending meetings. The ability to attend a work meeting from your couch is pretty awesome compared to a stuffy conference room, but there's definitely a downside. You have to make yourself and your surroundings look presentable (at least from the waist up). Read more...

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11 refurbished laptops, desktops, and tablets that are deeply discounted this weekend

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
11 refurbished laptops, desktops, and tablets that are deeply discounted this weekend

So now that you're working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, you're probably realizing your current laptop kind of sucks. Right? The battery only lasts a couple of hours, at most, the screen is cracked and dirty, and the storage isn't even worth talking about. Since nobody knows for sure how long this new reality will last, it's probably worth upgrading your setup.

Don't worry, you don't need to spend a fortune. We've rounded up 11 laptops, desktops, and tablets that have either been recertified or refurbished (read: great prices) to help you up your WFH game. 

Refurbished devices are reset to original factory settings and tested to ensure 100% functionality. They come with a free 90-day warranty and are repackaged in a certified box with the appropriate charger. Factory recertified devices are inspected and restored by the manufacturer, are rigorously tested, and the warranty is fully reset. Both are excellent options and likely work a heck of a lot better than your current device. They just happen to be pre-loved by someone else. No biggie. Read more...

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This light balance bike is perfect for toddlers and it's more than 40% off

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
This light balance bike is perfect for toddlers and it's more than 40% off

TL;DR: Get this super light balance bike, the Brilrider FLIGHT, for $84, a 47% savings as of March 29. 


Being cooped up in the house is, for lack of a better word, dull. And if you're social distancing with your kids, there's only so much Frozen II you can take before losing your damn mind. 

If you're looking for something to do outdoors with your young ones, you should check out this Brilrider FLIGHT Balance Bike.

Super lightweight and easy to use, the Brilrider FLIGHT will have your toddler cruising around in style in no time. For the uninitiated, a balance bike is a little different than the trikes you're used to. It's basically a no-pedal bicycle that propels forward by pushing off the ground with feet – kind of like the Flintstones. Rather than braking, stopping is also accomplished by foot, which kids seem to do naturally anyway. Basically, they're a super-easy way for little tikes to learn to ride bikes. And they set them up for a faster transition to a standard bike, no training wheels required. Read more...

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What the Mashable Staff bought in March

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
What the Mashable Staff bought in March

The world does not look the same as it did the last time we did one of these posts. Don't get us wrong, things weren't great in February, either. But, we weren't dealing with, you know, a pandemic. 

And while we don't want to make light of a genuinely serious situation, we thought it might be nice to just take a moment away from the crushing anxiety about the state of our world to talk about the fun stuff we bought this month — mainly because we needed things to keep us occupied and mentally stable while we spend the foreseeable future mostly indoors.

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Save 70% on sex toys from Ann Summers

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Save 70% on sex toys from Ann Summers

TL;DR: Ann Summers has extended its mid-season sale, with savings of up to 70% on list price.


Ann Summers knows how desperately we all need entertainment, and has extended its mid-season sale. You can now save up to 70% on the list price of sex toys, lingerie sets, nightwear, and more.

An Ann Summers Sale isn't going to solve all the world's problems right away, but it could help. At the very least, it's a welcome distraction.

Ann Summers offers free delivery on orders over £35, discreet packaging, and free returns. The discreet packaging is a nice touch, especially if you're concerned about a neighbour spotting your risqué order. Read more...

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CyberGhost VPN is donating 10% of sales to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0000
CyberGhost VPN is donating 10% of sales to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

TL;DR: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £2.10 per month, with 10% of sales donated to the Coronavirus Relief Fund.


We're all in this together, and even VPN providers are now joining the global battle against coronavirus.

To ease the burden of this pandemic, CyberGhost VPN has teamed up with GlobalGiving, a nonprofit organisation that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world, to contribute to the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Until March 30, CyberGhost VPN is generously donating 10% of its sales to the fund. This applies to all orders made on its site, no matter what type or length of subscription. If you sign up to a three-year plan, you also two extra months for free. Read more...

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Twitter removes Giuliani tweet pushing misinformation about coronavirus

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:46:14 +0000
Twitter removes Giuliani tweet pushing misinformation about coronavirus

Twitter removed a tweet from Rudy Giuliani on Friday that contained several pieces of misinformation related to coronavirus.

The tweet, which quoted another tweet from right-wing personality Charlie Kirk, falsely claimed that the drug hydroxychloroquine, which is used to treat lupus, arthritis, and malaria, has "a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19." This is not true: Despite Donald Trump's enthusiasm for the drug, there is still only anecdotal evidence that it can effectively treat coronavirus.

The tweet also alleged that Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is "the latest Democrat to ban doctors from prescribing the lifesaving drugs hydroxychloroquine and Z-Paks to save senior citizens in the state." (Trump has specifically touted the combination of hydroxychloroquine and axythromycin — which is sold as Zithromax, or a Z-Pak — as a treatment; again, there is not clinical evidence to support his excitement.) Read more...

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'Stranger Things' star Noah Schnapp joins Charli D'Amelio for some TikTok dances

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:24:19 +0000
'Stranger Things' star Noah Schnapp joins Charli D'Amelio for some TikTok dances

As of this week, Charli D'Amelio has the TikTok account with the most followers. So she's the one you want teaching you TikTok dances.

According to a YouTube video uploaded on Friday, Charli gave Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp a dance lesson before they both started social distancing earlier this month. (Responsible!)

In the clip, the two run through a few TikTok dances (including "Supalonely"), and while Noah is probably not headed to the Hype House anytime soon, he gives them all his best effort. Charli is a very patient teacher.

Plus, he returned the favor: Charli also uploaded a video of him giving her acting lessons. Read more...

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How to sleep in a bed that's not your own

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:00:00 +0000
How to sleep in a bed that's not your own

Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into the many ways to achieve a more peaceful slumber.


Nothing makes me more appreciative of my own bed than when I can't sleep in it. Whether I'm staying with family or traveling, when my head hits that not-molded-to-my-head pillow, it's never the same.

We're at a moment in time where people may be sleeping in a less-familiar bed indefinitely. While the small comfort of one's own is needed most, it may not be a reality for some. First, know that it's normal to have trouble sleeping in a different bed the first few days. You're in a completely new environment and subject to conditions you're not used to — say around more people, a different noise level, or a less-than-optimal mattress. Read more...

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Trish Regan, who called coronavirus an 'impeachment scam,' leaves Fox Business

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:23:37 +0000
Trish Regan, who called coronavirus an 'impeachment scam,' leaves Fox Business

Fox Business has parted ways with host Trish Regan, who was heavily criticized earlier this month for calling coronavirus an "impeachment hoax" against Donald Trump.

The network announced its decision on Friday. "Fox Business has parted ways with Trish Regan — we thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors," a spokesperson said in a statement.

The network also provided a statement from Regan herself. "I have enjoyed my time at FOX and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times," she said. "I am grateful to my incredible team at Fox Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.” Read more...

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'Tiger King' Season 2? Producers say more of Netflix docuseries could be on way

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:59:40 +0000
'Tiger King' Season 2? Producers say more of Netflix docuseries could be on way

As the world has become swept up in the Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, everyone is clamoring for more about the wild characters that make up the colorful world of questionable exotic animal zoos.

Luckily, producers Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin told Entertainment Weekly that there's plenty more footage and, because this is real life and many of the people involved are still around, the story is still ongoing and there could be more on the way.

"We have a crazy amount of footage and it's a story that's still unfolding," Chaiklin told EW. "We're not sure yet, but there could be a follow-up on this story because there's a lot that's still unfolding in it, and it'll be just as dramatic and just as colorful as what has unfolded these past few years." Read more...

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Peloton Bike review: The perfect, if expensive, escape for easing coronavirus anxiety

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Peloton Bike review: The perfect, if expensive, escape for easing coronavirus anxiety
Peloton Bike
$2,245.00
The Good
Fairly compact • Effective workouts • Library comes with thousands of classes to choose from
The Bad
Expensive • Monthly subscription fee
The Bottom Line
The Peloton Bike is expensive, but it comes with thousands of engaging and effective workouts that are all packed into a beautiful piece of equipment.
⚡ Mashable Score 4.75
😎 Cool Factor 5.0
📘Learning Curve 4.0
💪Performance 5.0
💵Bang for the Buck 5.0

Work(out) From Home is a weekly column where we review smart fitness machines in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks to technology, there are still plenty of ways to exercise if your gym is closed.  Read more...

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'Game of Thrones' direwolf dog named Odin passes away

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:41:58 +0000
'Game of Thrones' direwolf dog named Odin passes away

Odin, a Northern Inuit Dog who starred in the first episode of Game of Thrones as the direwolf Summer, passed away due to complications from cancer, his family announced on Instagram Thursday.

Odin passed away in his sleep shortly after being diagnosed with mouth cancer. He was 10 years old.

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Our family are at immense heartbreak to announce that Odin passed away early this morning. It’s difficult to put into words how this has impacted us as a family for Odin lead a life like no other dog. Odin was a family member first and we got him when he was a pup at 7 weeks old all we wanted were big dogs to take hiking and to sleep at our feet in the evening beside the fire, everything after that was a bonus. Odins passing marks the end of a decade and the end of an era as he taught our friends and family a lot of lessons about life for one dog he has more stories to tell than some people would. Odin has far too many achievements to announce in this post but just look at our social media pages over the past 5 years and see. We can all take great comfort in knowing that he is forever immortalised in the great TV Show Game of Thrones as Summer Bran Starks Direwolf Pup in Season 1 episode 1 . To everyone that was lucky enough to meet him and put a smile on your face please remember that moment. It’s an incredible piece of luck to have a pet you love so well become world famous and touch so many peoples hearts. He was always fond of the beach and his favourite treats which he had almost everyday before his passing. He was met with further illness as the week continued and the vets did everything they could to keep him going but he passed away in his sleep. We are incredibly grateful for the donations made towards Odin treatment and we will use what is needed to pay his vet bill and we will donate the rest between our favourite dog charities the donations will help further dogs in need at this tough time. If you have photos or videos or stories about Odin then please send them or share them with us. Please understand we will try reply to all your messages at this very difficult time in our lives. Read more...

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Get your Disney theme park fix with these virtual roller coaster rides

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:04:58 +0000
Get your Disney theme park fix with these virtual roller coaster rides

With Disneyland and Disney World closed indefinitely during the coronavirus outbreak, you may be looking for a way to get that Disney ride fix right now from the safety of your home. Luckily you can.

While it may not be as thrilling as the real thing, the YouTube channel Virtual Disney World has been amassing a collection of Disney park roller coaster rides over the years, giving everyone the ability to experience Disney attractions as if they were strapped in themselves.

All of the videos on the channel are shot with 360-degree cameras, which means you can click and drag while watching the video to look around at all the scenery going by on the rides. If you have some virtual realty goggles, you can also strap those on and look around while watching the ride for an extra immersive experience. Read more...

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The best sleep apps to help you get a good night's rest

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000
The best sleep apps to help you get a good night's rest

Having trouble sleeping? Hit Snooze is Mashable's deep dive into the many ways to achieve a more peaceful slumber.


It's easy to spend every conscious moment you can staring at a smartphone, but did you know you can use it while you sleep, too? 

In recent years, there's been a rise in sleep-focused  apps, but they varying widely in quality and trustworthiness. It might be difficult to imagine that an app could do anything to help as you stare at the ceiling waiting for that melatonin to kick in, but maybe you're out of other options. If you've tried everything else, it's probably worth a shot. Read more...

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The best limited series to binge while you’re social distancing

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:30:00 +0000
The best limited series to binge while you’re social distancing

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20 DIY projects to help you (or the kids) stay sharp while at home

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
20 DIY projects to help you (or the kids) stay sharp while at home

There are only so many hours you can watch Netflix or play Animal Crossing until you crave some other activity (and brain stimulation). Plus, doing something constructive might inspire your kids (or roommates) and keep their minds curious during these weird times. 

If you're looking for a way to challenge your brain a little and entertain yourself in the process, check out some of these do-it-yourself engineering and science projects. If you do have kids, here's a hot tip: you don't have to tell the little ones they're educational. To them, it'll just be fun, quality time. Plus, you'll end up with something pretty cool afterward. There's a project for just about every age group and budget, and most are even on sale. Read more...

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Bored? This crazy good deal gets you lifetime access to Rosetta Stone.

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Bored? This crazy good deal gets you lifetime access to Rosetta Stone.

Our new normal can be summed up as: spending time at home. Working at home. Working out at home. Cleaning your home. Doing pretty much everything at home.

Everything is uncertain to the point that we don't know how long we're going to have to keep doing this social distancing thing, but in order to get some semblance of normalcy in our lives, we should at least make an effort in adjusting to doing everything remotely.

To help you with that, this bundle deal featuring a Lifetime Subscription to Rosetta Stone has all the resources you need to make your time at home a little less isolating and a bit more productive. For a limited time, you can get lifetime access to three apps — Rosetta Stone, 12min Book Summaries, and KeepSolid VPN — for 76% off. Read more...

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3 streaming services you (probably) don't subscribe to already, all on sale

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
3 streaming services you (probably) don't subscribe to already, all on sale

At first, staying home seemed great: You wake up, watch Netflix, play Animal Crossing, change into a new pair of pajamas, switch over to Disney+, and then go to sleep. A week into social distancing, however, and you are probably desperate for some new forms of entertainment. 

To help you out, we rounded up three streaming services you can watch that are most likely different from the ones you already subscribe to — there's even one your dog will love.

Let the binge-watching commence!

For the documentary enthusiast: CuriosityStream

This award-winning streaming service was launched by Discovery Communications founder, John Hendricks back in 2015. Included in your subscription is access to more than 2,000 documentary features and series, as well as immersive experiences featuring experts like Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough. Plus, with more than 360 reviews online, CuriosityStream currently has an impressive five-star rating. Get yourself a two-year subscription on sale for $29.99 (25% off). Read more...

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Get this set of 9 washable, reusable grocery bags for more than 40% off

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Get this set of 9 washable, reusable grocery bags for more than 40% off

TL;DR: Be more eco-friendly with Lotus Produce Bags that are 43% off, dropping the price to just $16.99 as of March 28. 


While the entire population is being urged to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, we're all still human and need food to live. So, of course, grocery stores are staying open. 

This set of nine Lotus Produce Bags includes three different sizes for all your varying needs. They're all double-stitched on the sides for increased strength and support, feature drawstring closures, and each one can hold up to 50 pounds. And obviously, they're not just for produce. You can throw your other essentials in them as well, like cleaning products, paper goods, and everyday self-care items.  Read more...

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The best laptops for working from home in the UK

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:00:00 +0000
The best laptops for working from home in the UK

Complaining about the office can be therapeutic. Constant criticism of the temperature, space, and snack selection is something that binds a workforce and helps everyone to get through the day. It's really not that bad, though.

Sure, the office has its faults, but you'll notice all the little comforts that it affords as soon as you start working from home. Obviously it's nice to roll out of bed and join a meeting in your pyjamas, but you'll quickly realise that the grass isn't greener at home.

Working from home can actually be a real struggle, especially if you're not fully prepared. A constant supply of snacks and drinks is a good place to start, but you also need to invest in all the devices and products that help you to work efficiently in the office. That means you're going to have consider dropping some cash on a desk chair, keyboard, mouse, set of headphones, and even a laptop. Read more...

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BEST FOR FEATURES

Apple MacBook Pro

Probably the best and the brightest laptop for working from home.

£2,399 from Amazon

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BEST FOR DURABILITY

Dell XPS 13

Chassis is designed with high build quality that’s stronger and stiffer than most of the competition.

£1,399 from Dell

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BEST FOR PORTABILITY

Microsoft Surface 3

This thin and light laptop is easy to carry around the house.

£1,949 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BATTERY LIFE

Acer Aspire 5

This laptops stays at your side all day with up to 11 hours of battery life.

£649.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR POWER

Huawei MateBook X Pro

The processor and graphics card provide all the horsepower you need.

£1,200 from Amazon

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BEST FOR GRAPHICS

Apple MacBook Air

Retina display with True Tone technology makes for an immersive experience.

£999 from Amazon

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ProtonVPN prioritises your online security

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:00:00 +0000
ProtonVPN prioritises your online security

TL;DR: A one-year subscription to ProtonVPN is on sale for £3.60 per month, saving you 20% on list price.


There are absolutely loads of VPN providers out there that can help you boost your online security and bypass content blockades. It's always nice to have options, but too much choice can pose a problem.

How are you supposed to know which service is right for you, when everything on offer looks good in its own way? It's a tricky decision, and it's important to focus on what matters most to you.

VPNs are great for accessing more of the content you love, but these services should always focus on your security above everything else. If your service of choice doesn't prioritise protection, you should look elsewhere. Read more...

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How sleepcasts helped me tackle insomnia

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:30:00 +0000
How sleepcasts helped me tackle insomnia

It's 4 a.m. again and I'm wandering around a marina, being introduced to a bunch of local cats by name.

Each one has a boat and a backstory, and I'm meeting them all thanks to the most low-key, soothing voice possible. Having encountered the self-indulgent Ginger, grand Saba, and tiny Bebe, I finally, finally nod off to sleep. It's been a while.

This is just one of the many bedtime audio journeys I took to help conquer a bout of insomnia after moving countries. It's called a "sleepcast" a kind of sleep meditation-podcast hybrid launched by mindfulness app Headspace in 2018. They're not the first to do it, but they truly nailed it. Read more...

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Medical kink store donates scrubs to hospital in need

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:13:36 +0000
Medical kink store donates scrubs to hospital in need

A medical fetish company announced that it's donating its entire stock of disposable scrubs to a hospital to ease the strain on the healthcare industry during the coronavirus pandemic. 

MedFet UK, an online store that carries medical equipment for kink and roleplay use, announced the donation on Twitter on Friday. 

"When we, a tiny company set up to serve a small section of the kink community, find ourselves being sought out as a last-resort supplier to our National Health Service in a time of crisis, something is seriously wrong," the company tweeted. "Let's be under no illusions, this is the result of a decade of chronic underfunding and cuts which has left the NHS barely able to cope under normal circumstances, much less when faced with the onslaught of a global pandemic."  Read more...

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As coronavirus spreads, yet another company brags about tracking you

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:57:30 +0000
As coronavirus spreads, yet another company brags about tracking you

Nothing turns a potential scandal into a marketing opportunity quite like a pandemic. 

It was just three months ago that a leaked dataset containing 12 million people's precise location data was considered evidence of a looming national privacy disaster. Oh, how the times have changed. In the face of the deadly coronavirus, companies that keep tabs on Americans' locations are clamoring for our attention — and in the process arguing that their particular brand of surveillance is good, actually. 

The latest addition to this party is Tectonix, which, in collaboration with X-Mode, tweeted a now-viral video demonstrating what it claims is the movement of spring break partiers after they departed a Florida beach.  Read more...

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Help us, Star Wars coronavirus memes. You're our only hope.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:04:21 +0000
Help us, Star Wars coronavirus memes. You're our only hope.

Our planet is under attack from a deadly enemy the size of midichlorians. Unfortunately, we haven't yet discovered any weaknesses in its tiny thermal exhaust ports that could let us blow this thing and, um, leave home. 

Our only hope, right now, is if our memes — spreading the word about handwashing and social distancing in a funny, memorable, utterly shareable way — can go faster than the virus. And that means it's time to bring out the big guns, because only one movie franchise's memes can travel at point five past light speed. 

Star Wars fans, thankfully, are stepping up and fulfilling their destiny. Here's a selection of what they've come up with. Hopefully, these will help your younglings learn to protect the Obi-Wans and Yodas in their lives by staying away from them.  Read more...

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Why are there so many stock photos of people kissing while wearing face masks?

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:27:29 +0000
Why are there so many stock photos of people kissing while wearing face masks?

So, you're facing a global pandemic and deep in the midst of the Democratic presidential primaries. The concert you bought tickets for months ago got canceled, you’re worried about your parents, trying to ration your toilet paper supply, running short on almond milk, and, it seems, there is no hope. 

Or maybe you’re feeling frisky in this new, socially-distant world? Fret not, you are not alone! Stock photographers are in the same (alas, distant) boat with you. Virus or not, we are all human and we’re thirsty AF. We yearn for touch, a gentle stroke on the back, a soft caress, someone's lips ... protected by a medical mask? Read more...

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