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Instagram Stories' new font looks an awful lot like Comic Sans

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:28:27 +0000
Instagram Stories' new font looks an awful lot like Comic Sans

Instagram rolled out several new fonts to Create Mode for Stories today, allowing users to issue their transient missives in a wider selection of styles. Typically, having more options to choose from when crafting Stories would be a welcome development. 

However, numerous people have been distressed to discover one of Instagram's new fonts bears an upsetting similarity to Comic Sans — the most hated font in the world.

Instagram proving they can be just as toxic as Facebook by adding Comic Sans to their font options.

— Jamie B. Golden (@jamiebgolden) August 4, 2020

Good afternoon to everybody, except the person that decided it was a good idea to add comic sans to Instagram

— Laura Frances (@smileatstyle) August 4, 2020 Read more...

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Here's how to start a career in copywriting for less than £11

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0000
Here's how to start a career in copywriting for less than £11

TL;DR: The Copywriting Mastery bundle is on sale for £10.72 as of August 5, saving you 96% on list price.


Have you ever wondered if your writing hobby could actually become a career? The good news is that there's a path a whole lot simpler than trying to write and publish a book. May we suggest: copywriter. 

Even if you've binged every season of Mad Men and feel like you could do the job easily, you should still make sure you know the lay of the land before you start sending that CV out to every company in a 50-mile radius.

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Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK?

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 04:00:00 +0000
Match vs. eharmony: Both are for serious relationships, but how do the dating sites compare in the UK?

Though society has outgrown most cliché tropes that surrounded online dating in its early years, believing that meeting online can grow into a genuine connection can still be hard. If any dating sites can rekindle your hope that there's someone out there who wants the same thing you do, Match and eharmony are it.

Technically speaking, online dating amplifies your selection of potential love interests to people you would never have stumbled upon IRL. It's the obvious next step after you've exhausted the qualified singles in your local dating pool, and the pandemic has made online dating an even more ubiquitous way to meet people than it already was. Since social distancing has essentially made hookups with strangers a non-issue, weeding out people who aren't taking dating seriously is easier than ever. Read more...

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Engineer who took Google's self-driving secrets to Uber sentenced to 18 months

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 03:52:42 +0000
Engineer who took Google's self-driving secrets to Uber sentenced to 18 months

Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets from Waymo, Google's self-driving car division. He's also agreed to pay over $756,000 to the company, plus a fine of $95,000 — which will be a feat considering Levandowski's already been bankrupted by a $179 million judgment against him for poaching Google employees.

"The last three and a half years have forced me to come to terms with what I did," Levandowski said in a statement. "I want to take this time to apologize to my colleagues at Google for betraying their trust, and to my entire family for the price they have paid and will continue to pay for my actions." Read more...

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Become a speed reading machine with this online class

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 03:30:00 +0000
Become a speed reading machine with this online class

TL;DR: The Become a Speed Reading Machine course is on sale for £19.14 as of August 5, saving you 87% on list price.


If you're being honest, you've probably always been secretly — and irrationally — jealous of speedy readers. Who isn't?

Back in school, there were always a few classmates who zoomed through a dense chapter and got to start lunch early. The rest of us were stuck decoding a confusing, run-on sentence while our milk got warm. Now those kids are colleagues who answer emails quicker, read more news, and are arguably more productive throughout the day. It's just not fair.

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Netflix's 'Immigration Nation' damns the system by telling the truth

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:28:58 +0000
Netflix's 'Immigration Nation' damns the system by telling the truth

Six hours of a stranger’s time is a big ask, especially if you’re vouching for a show you haven’t seen yet. But leading up to the August 3 release of Netflix’s Immigration Nation, plenty of people ventured out on that limb to promote the series on social media. This came after one of its main subjects, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sought to block the project's release and threatened legal action against its creators. Now, it’s all too clear what the agency took issue with — and the series' amplification has become even more important.

Directed by Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwartz, the six-part docuseries began production shortly after the Trump administration took office and, for a time, had the rare support of ICE and other administration officials. Unlike other impactful documentaries released in recent years, Immigration Nation didn't purport a specific agenda during production; even its title is ambiguous enough to make one believe the project could fall on either side of the contentious debate it covers.  Read more...

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Disney moves 'Mulan' release straight to streaming. You can watch in September.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:10:42 +0000
Disney moves 'Mulan' release straight to streaming. You can watch in September.

After months of delays due to coronavirus, Disney has decided to release the highly anticipated live-action Mulan on streaming in September, per THR.

Unlike other Disney+ titles, which are available to users who pay for a monthly or annual subscription, Mulan will need to be purchased for $29.99. The "premiere access" price is higher than any single movie ticket in the U.S. but a bargain for families who would have needed several tickets.

The news was shared on a Disney earnings call Tuesday afternoon and described as a "pandemic anomaly" that will not serve as precedent for future theatrical releasesMulan will still release theatrically where it can, but streaming will be available in areas where it is not yet safe to open movie theatersMulan was originally scheduled to hit theaters on March 27, but movie theater closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pushed it back. Read more...

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Americans are totally overwhelmed by the news

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:10:27 +0000
Americans are totally overwhelmed by the news

Americans say they’re overwhelmed by the flood of news on the internet. And that’s causing some people — especially conservatives — to tune much of it out.

Gallup and the Knight Foundation published the results of a 20,000-person survey Tuesday on Americans' attitudes toward the media and its impact on democracy. 

Americans' trust in the news splits along party lines. Overwhelmingly, people who identify as "very conservative" or "Republican" mistrust the media. 

There's one thing a majority of people have in common: they're totally overwhelmed by the "volume and speed" of news. 

According to the survey, 62 percent of Americans say it is harder "to be well-informed because of all the sources of information available." That means a majority of Americans feel too much news is more confusing than educational. Read more...

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Google might owe you $12

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:52:56 +0000
Google might owe you $12

It only took nine years, but Google+ may finally be worth something to users. Specifically, up to $12. 

Past users of the now-defunct social media platform were hipped to a potential windfall Tuesday morning by an ominous looking email that helpfully assured wary recipients: "You are not being sued." At issue is at least one "bug" which revealed non-public user data to third-party developers, and a resulting class-action lawsuit. 

According to the litigation website, you may qualify for a piece of the $7.5 million settlement if you are in the U.S., had a consumer Google+ account between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019, and had your "non-public Profile Information exposed as a result of the software bugs Google announced on October 8, 2018 and December 10, 2018." Read more...

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Twitter scientist who died of COVID-19 turned out to be a hoax. It only gets weirder from there.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:31:15 +0000
Twitter scientist who died of COVID-19 turned out to be a hoax. It only gets weirder from there.

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Watch 'The Umbrella Academy' cast test their movie knowledge

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:16:39 +0000
Watch 'The Umbrella Academy' cast test their movie knowledge

Know Your Role is a card game for only the most dedicated actors. 

We quizzed all 7 members of "The Umbrella Academy" on their knowledge of films and television shows based on graphic novels. Read more...

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Why Triller and Snapchat can't beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it)

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:56:40 +0000
Why Triller and Snapchat can't beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it)

The Trump administration's possible ban on TikTok in the U.S. could prove to be a golden opportunity for the viral video app's competitors. 

This past weekend, President Trump announced that his administration was going to ban TikTok due to national security risks related to its Chinese-parent company, ByteDance. If the proposed ban moves forward, its users will undoubtedly defect, and look for a new but similar app to create and post social content. However, it's going to be very hard for those competitors to recreate the cultural phenomenon that is TikTok. After all, it's not just a social media platform — it's a discovery tool; it's a community; it can ruin the President of the United States' rally attendanceRead more...

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Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:32:27 +0000
Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook

TL;DR: Students can get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds for just $20 at Best Buy with the purchase of qualifying Chromebooks over $299, as of Aug. 4. 


As remote learning becomes the norm for more students, the best school supplies they can buy are affordable laptops and reliable headphones. And Best Buy helps you cross both off your list with a combo laptop and earbud offer that fits any budget. 

Students or parents/guardians of students get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds for just $20 when they buy a qualifying Chromebook over $299. The Jabra Elite 65t normally retail for $119.99, so you save $99.99 in total on these lightweight headphones.  Read more...

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Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:19:36 +0000
Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy

Please form a single file and wait for your turn to be made uncomfortable in a...jazzy way?

In the first trailer for Netflix's Ratched, a new series from the team behind American Horror Story, lead Sarah Paulson appears as the iconic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest villain, Nurse Ratched. Paulson begins her origin story rounds with a catty verbal cutdown — "Your fingernails are filthy" — then moves onto a surreal montage of steam baths, electroshock, and lobotomies set to the tune of Broadway musical Sweet Charity's "Hey Big Spender." It's as Ryan Murphy as a Ryan Murphy project can get.

Along the way, we see supporting glimpses from Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Vincent D'Onofrio, Corey Stoll, and Jon Jon Briones. Then, Paulson gets into a fight about a peach, some dude's head catches fire, and we get a first-person shot of Ratched, a hammer, and an ice pick. Read more...

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Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 17:00:08 +0000
Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training

TL;DR: Jump into the programming world with the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course bundle for $32.98, a 95% savings as of Aug. 4. 


There's many a career path that allows you to learn as you go. You don't need to be a former VP of Marketing to land an entry-level marketing job. And you don't need to have sold out concert venues to start a singing career. But being a network administrator is exempt from that perk. If you’re looking to manage a company’s computer infrastructure, you’re going to need some in-depth knowledge about the ins and outs of managing a network. 

If you want to land your dream role as a network architect, the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course Bundle is a great tool to help you get started. The collection is your own personal computer networking treasure trove, complete with five e-books and five video courses, covering over 14 hours of content on the most important topics for you to grasp, like DevOps, programming, AWS, CCNA, and more.  Read more...

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The best mattresses you can buy online: Casper, Purple, Birch, and more

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0000
The best mattresses you can buy online: Casper, Purple, Birch, and more

BEST DEALS ON MATTRESSES:


Finding the best mattresses out of all the choices you have available to you is hard. But here's the thing: Sleep can make or break your day. If you wake up feeling energized and refreshed, concentrating and functioning will be a breeze. On the other hand, if you spend most of your nights tossing and turning, the whole day can feel like a challenge. You’ll be fatigued, irritable, and reaching for the nearest caffeine source.  Read more...

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MOST WELL-ROUNDED MATTRESS

The Original Mattress by Casper

Comfort, durability, and versatility make The Original Mattress by Casper a great pick for all types of sleepers.

  • Sleep factor: Sleepers of all kinds who want both support and cooling
$995 from Casper

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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

T&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle

Online mattresses don’t come cheap, but the T&N Mattress by Tuft & Needle offers all the comfort and breathability perks at a fraction of the price.

  • Sleep factor: Good for back, side, and stomach sleepers
$595 from Tuft & Needle

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BEST FOR ADAPTIVITY

The Purple Mattress

Extremely comfortable and can adapt to almost any body shape, plus the customer support team will always have your back.

  • Sleep factor: Good for every kind of sleeper
$1,099 from Purple

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BEST MATTRESS FOR COUPLES

Purple Hybrid Premier

The most recent iteration of the Purple mattress is a major improvement over the original model — it's pricey, but worth it if you can manage the higher price.

  • Sleep factor: Best for every kind of sleeper, but also for couples with mixed sleeping preferences
$2,199 from Purple

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BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MATTRESS

Birch Natural Mattress

If eco-conscious shopping is something you're passionate about, Birch will certainly speak to your interests — all of their materials are ethically sourced, and the mattress itself is extremely comfortable.

  • Sleep factor: Good for any sleepers who prefer softness over extreme support
$1,299 from Birch

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ANOTHER ECO-FRIENDLY OPTION

Avocado Green Mattress

Sustainability and support come together for the Avocado Green mattress, which is made with ethically-sourced materials and has ergonomic coils for spine alignment.

  • Sleep Factor: Great for back and stomach sleepers
$1,399 from Avocado

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BEST FOR PRESSURE RELIEF

Parachute Mattress

If firmness and support are high on your list of mattress must-haves, Parachute takes it to new heights with quality reinforcement and pressure relief.

  • Sleep factor: Good for side, back, and stomach sleepers
$1,899 from Parachute

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BEST COOLING MATTRESS

Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Breeze Mattress

Overheating in the middle of the night is a one-way ticket to bad sleep — the Tempur-Breeze mattress will hopefully cure you of your night sweats with its unrivaled cooling layers.

  • Sleep factor: Good for any sleeper who overheats at night and has some back pain
$3,999 from Tempur-Pedic

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BEST MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS

Leesa Mattress

Say goodbye to waking up with a sore back thanks to Leesa's three-layer construction and recovery memory foam.

  • Sleep factor: Good for back, side, and stomach sleepers
$899 from Leesa

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BEST FOR TEMPERATURE REGULATION

The Pod by Eight Sleep

This mattress tracks and learns your sleeping habits, then adjusts the bed’s temperature for optimal comfort.

  • Sleep factor: Good for people who get either too hot or too cold while they sleep
$2,695 from Eight Sleep

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BEST FOR COMFORT

The Nectar Mattress

You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud with The Nectar Mattress, because it has three foam layers and a breathable cover for optimal comfort.

  • Sleep factor: Good for back, side, and stomach sleepers
$799 from Nectar

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BEST FOR DIFFERENT SLEEP POSITIONS

Saatva Luxury Firm Mattress

Whether you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, Saatva’s Luxury Firm Mattress will help you rest better with its medium-firm feel and coil-to-coil system.

  • Sleep factor: Good for back, side, and stomach sleepers
$1,199 from Saatva

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Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:51:45 +0000
Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

TL;DR: Add a new skill to your résumé with the Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery bundle for $39.99, an 89% savings as of Aug. 4.


Did you spring for Adobe Photoshop? Are you also completely overwhelmed by the software's capabilities and features? Join the squad.

Sometimes a little guidance can go a long way, and The Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery Bundle can help you make sure you get the most out of your new monthly investment.

This package of courses offers over 25 hours of hands-on content that will break down components of the Adobe Creative Cloud. From basic lessons on Adobe Photoshop to instruction on how to create a stack of standout business cards in Adobe InDesign, this bundle goes a long way. And while the included courses typically cost hundreds on their own, you can grab the bundle for just $39.99. That's likely less than one month of your Adobe subscription cost, so worth every penny in the long run. Here's what you'll learn: Read more...

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An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded.

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:42:42 +0000
An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded.

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky started the #gotmilkchallenge on TikTok after swimming the length of a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Needless to say, TikTok gave its collective best to one up her.  Read more...

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Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:08:33 +0000
Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs

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Alabama principal made a perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:06:27 +0000
Alabama principal made a  perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students

Another day, another fresh song parody from a high school principal. This time, it's a catchy tune all about the coronavirus.

As states debate whether or not schools should resume in-person classes in September, Dr. Quentin J. Lee, the principal at Childersburg High School in Alabama, dropped a parody music video set to MC Hammer's 1990 jam, "U Can't Touch This."

With a mask on his face and a bottle of hand sanitizer and a non-contact forehead thermometer in his hands, Lee rapped about the many COVID-19 safety measures that need to take place in schools. He enforced six feet of social distancing in the halls, handed out gloves to students, cleaned surfaces with Lysol, and sang about the importance of hand washing. Read more...

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Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:55:51 +0000
Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam

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Trump absolutely butchers the pronunciation of 'Yosemite' in speech about national parks

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:54:21 +0000
Trump absolutely butchers the pronunciation of 'Yosemite' in speech about national parks

President Donald Trump isn't the best reader. 

He's also not very good at typing, spelling, and often writes in ALL CAPS using a Sharpie marker. While we as a nation have grown somewhat accustomed to his linguistic shortcomings, he still managed to surprise people on Tuesday while signing The Great American Outdoors Act. 

In a poetic sentence he clearly did not write, Trump started listing off some of America's most famous National Parks.

"When young Americans experience the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, when their eyes widen in amazement as Old Faithful bursts into the sky, when they gaze upon Yosemite's towering sequoias..." Read more...

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Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:58:36 +0000
Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid

It goes without saying that the upcoming semester is going to be an adjustment.

Whether kids will physically be back in their classroom or not (or a three-days-on, two-days-off hybrid of the two), the transition from summer play to school may not be so smooth, and it might take something extra to get kids in the mindset to buckle down.

Active noise cancellation (ANC) drowns out the expected disturbances like voices and unsuspecting distractors like a foot tapping, the clock ticking, or someone breathing loudly through their mask. Some people work better with background noise: Hit the ANC button then let binaural lo-fi beats or a study playlist full of alpha waves flow for a constructive stimulation while studying. Read more...

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Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:09:13 +0000
Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15

Project xCloud is almost here.

Microsoft's long-hyped entry into the realm of cloud gaming is coming on Sept. 15, starting with Android devices. In practical terms, that means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android smartphones or tablets.

You'll of course need a decently fast internet connection. And the service is limited to just 22 markets around the globe at first – including, according to Microsoft: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Read more...

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40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:06:06 +0000
40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover

This year, British Vogue's September issue is a beautiful homage to 40 activists currently shaping the future and giving us hope. 

Vogue's September issue is traditionally its most important of the year. Last year, the Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex guest edited the issue. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said this year's activism-themed issue is "our show of thanks, as well as a rallying cry for the future."

The Activism Now issue features cover stars Marcus Rashford, a footballer who recently led a successful child poverty campaign, and Adwoa Aboah, a mental health campaigner. The pair were photographed by Misan Harriman, the first Black male photographer to shoot a cover of British Vogue in its 104-year history. Working with a predominantly Black team, Harriman is also the first Black photographer to shoot any September issue of the UK magazine. In Jan. 2019, Nadine Ijewere became the first Black female photographer to shoot a cover of British VogueRead more...

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Journalist's gobsmacked reactions during Trump interview are Twitter's too

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:11:26 +0000
Journalist's gobsmacked reactions during Trump interview are Twitter's too

Another day, another nightmarish Donald Trump interview.

Fresh from a chat with Fox News host Chris Wallace that didn't exactly paint him in a great light, the president decided to sit down opposite Axios journalist Jonathan Swan on Monday — and, lo and behold, things were even worse this time around.

Not only did Trump double down on his well-wishes for accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, he also attempted to explain away the horrendous U.S. coronavirus death toll with some more charts that not even he appeared to fully understand.

Sitting opposite him, meanwhile, was Axios journalist Jonathan Swan, whose reactions were nothing short of gobsmacked throughout the interview. Read more...

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Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely'

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:17:24 +0000
Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely'

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Secure your family's online world with this discounted VPN

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Secure your family's online world with this discounted VPN

TL;DR: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear VPN is on sale for $3.30 per month as of August 4, saving you 67% on list price.


Taking control of your own online security is all well and good, but what about your family? VPNs provide a wide range of security features for protecting your online data and identity, but before investing, you should carefully consider the number of multi-logins on offer.

The best services should offer plenty of simultaneous connections, meaning you can secure more than one device with one account. You should be able to download the app of each device, log in with your credentials, and connect.  Read more...

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Best cloud storage services: Back up, share, and collaborate more easily

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Best cloud storage services: Back up, share, and collaborate more easily

Remote based storage is nothing new, but there's never been a busier time for cloud-based services. With the growing trend for more and more businesses working remotely and more individuals than ever storing increasingly large amounts of essential files, it's vital that you have some form of backup and the ability to work collaboratively via the internet courtesy of a suitable cloud storage service. 

There are dozens of different cloud services out there, so how do you know what's best for you or your business? We've taken a look at seven of the best cloud storage options, evaluating the services they offer, and finding the best solution for every scenario, no matter your budget.  Read more...

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BEST FOR ALL BACKUP NEEDS

iDrive

Only got time to consider one cloud storage option? This is the one to go for.

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BEST FOR SHARING A FEW FILES

Dropbox

Quick to get started, Dropbox is perfect if you just want to share a few files fast.

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BEST FOR WINDOWS AND OFFICE 365 USERS

Microsoft OneDrive

It doesn't offer as much storage as some competitors, but Microsoft OneDrive is great for Windows users.

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BEST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Google Drive

Easy to use and well-integrated within Android, Google Drive is an appealing option for those looking for collaborative features.

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BEST FOR APPLE USERS

Apple iCloud

Cheap and stylish, Apple iCloud lacks some useful features but is a good starting point.

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BEST FOR SECURITY

Tresorit

Powerful security features make Tresorit a great option if privacy is vital to you.

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BEST FOR LARGE FILES

pCloud

Conveniently unlimited when it comes to file sizes, pCloud is excellent for sending that awkwardly large file to someone.

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Teach kids good dental habits with this AR toothbrush that's on sale

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Teach kids good dental habits with this AR toothbrush that's on sale

TL;DR: Let your little ones have fun while keeping their teeth clean with the AquaSonic Brush Monsters AR Toothbrush for $299.99, a 92% savings as of Aug. 4. 


Getting kids to enjoy morning and nighttime routines is like convincing wild animals to enjoy corralling themselves into pens. Sure, some kids love parts of it, like choosing a funky outfit to wear or reading a bedtime story, but when it comes to basic hygiene tasks — not so much. Taking a bath and brushing teeth can be an exhausting struggling, for parents and kids alike.

Oftentimes, the fight for healthy and clean teeth boils down to keeping your kids entertained long enough to brush. Enter, the AquaSonic Monsters AR toothbrushRead more...

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