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Invest in your wintertime coziness with a weighted blanket on sale

*TL;DR: *Get cozy with the* *Gravis Weighted Blanket. It's on sale for $108.98, a 58% savings as of Jan. 13. -------------------- Nearly 84 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation. If you're one of them, perhaps it’s time you try a weighted blanket to help you get some ...

5 ways to accomplish nothing and still feel exhausted

People ask me all the time: how do you manage to be constantly burnt out while also accomplishing very little? It’s not easy. It takes years of concerted effort. You have to build up habits, to the point where the line between work and time-wasting is essentially blurred. It takes a total ...

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Cloud for Retail

WebProNews Microsoft Announces Microsoft Cloud for Retail Microsoft has announced a new vertical cloud, Microsoft Cloud for Retail, aiming to be an end-to-end retail solution. Microsoft Announces Microsoft Cloud for Retail Matt Milano

Google removes shady loan apps from its India Play Store — but the damage is done

After the loss of several lives and millions of rupees, Google India has finally removed hundreds of shady loan apps from Play Store in the country. These loan apps, the majority of them with Chinese connections, gave out small to mid-sized loans to people, and then used harassment and threats ...

The Onision documentary is overshadowed by its own controversy

A new documentary series investigating Onision, a YouTuber accused of abusive behavior and grooming by multiple women, brings the story to a wider, less online audience. But the series premiere was marred by criticism from the very YouTube community that brought the story to mainstream ...

All the best gaming laptops for levelling up

PC gaming is said by many to be the best way to play video games. In a lot of ways, that’s true — high-end gaming computers pack more graphical and processing power than any home console does, and they offer a level of freedom in terms of customisation and game choice that you’re just ...

Jackbox games are the ultimate socially distant entertainment – and they're on sale

*Save up to 45%: *Multiple Jackbox Party Pack games (for the PS4 only) are on sale as of Jan. 14, getting you the $24.99 social distancing necessity for as low as $9.99. -------------------- Continuing our quest to master the art of hanging-out-with-friends-but-not-IRL, some ...

The ins and outs of the best tampon alternatives

As someone who's passionate about reducing waste, one area I’ve found myself lacking is in my use of tampons. But reducing waste isn't the only reason to make the switch to tampon alternatives: A reusable period product like menstrual cups, menstrual discs, reusable pads, and period underwear ...

What this simple TikTok prank taught me about work

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! There’s a hilarious prank making the rounds ...

Fierce trailer for Netflix's 'I Care A Lot' debuts Rosamund Pike's cool new villain

Looks like Gone Girl's Amy Dunne may have some competition for best Rosamund Pike villain. On Thursday, Netflix debuted the first trailer for writer-director J Blakeson's I Care A Lot — a bonkers-looking crime thriller centered on Pike's equally bizarre Marla Grayson.  A corrupt ...

Samsung reveals the Galaxy S21 series, $200 cheaper this time

Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. While we knew there were some significant changes to the lineup coming perhaps the biggest surprise is the price: The S21 starts at $799, the S21+at $999, and the Ultra at $1,199. Each is a full $200 less than last year’s base ...

'WandaVision's' sitcom charm overpowers Marvel's return

From the opening chords of its TV Land–ready theme song, Disney+'s WandaVision delivers flawless sitcom magic. The 1950s costumes and hairstyling is impeccable, the crinkly audio is adorably nostalgic, and the show’s eponymous characters merge surprisingly well with the genre’s trademark ...

Blacklisted by U.S., Xiaomi says it's not a 'Communist Chinese military company'

With mere days left in office, the Trump administration has added another Chinese smartphone maker to its list of blacklisted companies.  On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense added Xiaomi to the list of “Communist Chinese military companies operating directly or indirectly in the ...

MacBook Pro is getting MagSafe, more ports, and function keys again, report claims

A few days ago, I tripped over my 2017 MacBook Pro's power cable, pulling the computer to the floor which it greeted with a loud crash. As the images of all the important data I have on there flashed in front of my eyes, I wished that this new machine still had the MagSafe connector like ...

Get started on your New Year's resolution with Mirror — it's $350 off

*SAVE $350: *One of the most high-tech pieces of home gym equipment, the Mirror, is $350 off for the new year — just use *NEWYEARS21* at checkout to redeem the discount. -------------------- In the midst of global crisis, home gyms have become more and more popular. They're ...

'Blithe Spirit' is a bit of forgettable fun for a drab, drizzly evening

There's something about spending an interminable amount of time on your sofa that transforms you from a discerning critical thinker into someone willing to watch even the most drab pop culture in the hope it'll proffer a transient glimmer of distraction.  Blithe Spirit certainly served that ...

The 'WandaVision' fake commercials may hide the show's big secret

WandaVision’s charming emulation of classic TV sitcoms is an unexpected and experimental choice for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first streaming series, even though Wanda and Vision’s cheery charade is clearly hiding something sinister beneath its surface. One of the more innovative ...

The best tech of CES 2021 isn't real

Even though CES 2021 was fully virtual, we still saw tons of new devices, including laptops, drones, TVs, wearables, smart home gadgets, and more. But this was also the year we saw a lot of product concepts. You see, the "beauty" of shows like CES is the ability write about our hands-on ...

New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients

Researchers from Facebook and NYU Langone Health have created AI models that scan X-rays to predict how a COVID-19 patient’s condition will develop. The team says that their system can forecast whether a patient may need more intensive care resources up to four days in advance. They ...

Everything to know about Discovery+

Discovery, Inc. joined the streaming game with a platform of its own on Jan. 4. The media company’s new service, Discovery+, advertises “real-life entertainment” from brands including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more. If this ...

Facebook bars events close to the Biden inauguration, state capitols

Facebook is taking steps to avoid a repeat of what happened on Jan. 6. When Donald Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for a mass gathering that eventually ended in the sacking of the U.S. Capitol, many of the groups that attended used social media platforms like Facebook and ...

FAA approves first fully-automated commercial drone flights

You can officially claim autonomous commercial drones for your 2021 bingo card.  On Friday, Massachusetts-based industrial drone developer American Robotics announced it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its fully-automated "Scout" drones ...

HBO Max will now release 'Godzilla vs. Kong' two months early

Hollywood's wild ride through the global pandemic continues. First it was the Warner Bros. decision in late-2020 to shift all of its 2021 theatrical releases over to the HBO Max streaming service. Now, one of the studio's big blockbusters for the year, Godzilla vs. Kong, will be arriving for ...

9 great time management apps for students

Whether they’re juggling the responsibilities of schoolwork, soccer practice and drum lessons or simply keeping track of their virtual learning assignments without the benefit of a teacher’s watchful eye, kids have a lot on their plates. A simple physical agenda with a calendar might ...

AOC describes 'traumatizing' encounter during Capitol attack, condemns Republicans in furious IG Live

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated her Republican colleagues during an Instagram Live on Tuesday night, and shared some of her shocking experience during last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. by Trump supporters and violent ...

Get 3 months of Apple Fitness+ for free when you buy an Apple Watch

*SAVE OVER £20:* Get three months of Apple Fitness+ for free when you buy an eligible new Apple Watch.   -------------------- It's at this early stage of the year that everyone seems to be getting fit, or at least trying to actually move from the sofa. If you're one of these ...

Track your fitness progress with these 4 smart scales on sale

Have 2021 fitness goals? A smart scale can help you keep track of your progress in a way that's both organized and accessible. Plus, most cover way more metrics than just your weight, giving you access to more accurate, more comprehensive information. Here are four options on sale as of Jan. ...

Clear out digital junk with this $13 Mac cleaning app

*TL;DR: *Clear out your virtual clutter* *with a lifetime subscription to BuhoCleaner. As of Jan. 13, you can get the family plan for only $12.99 — that's 56% off. -------------------- BuhoCleaner, a Mac-cleaning app designed specifically for macOS Big Sur, can keep your ...

Amazon's 'Bliss' trailer is like watching Owen Wilson in a 'Black Mirror' episode

Normally in sci-fi, simulated realities offer the protagonists a utopian source of escape from the real world — but Bliss flips that idea on its head. Owen Wilson stars opposite Salma Hayek in Another Earth director Mike Cahill's new movie, in which "ugly" simulated worlds are used ...

TikTok introduces stricter privacy rules for its youngest users

TikTok, the social media site known for its popularity among youth, is making its youngest users' accounts more private.  On Wednesday, the company introduced a new set of privacy rules for users under the age of 18.  From now on, all registered users ages 13-15 will have their accounts ...

Become an AWS expert with these online courses

*TL;DR:* Learn about cloud computing with this AWS online training, on sale for $79.99 — a 59% savings — as of Jan. 13. -------------------- Tons of companies use Amazon Web Services, which means they need IT professionals who know the ins and outs of AWS to keep them ...

Stephen Colbert has a very blunt response to Republicans now calling for 'unity'

Stephen Colbert has had many blunt words for Republicans in the days since a pro-Trump mob, some of whom are now being investigated by the FBI for domestic terrorism, attacked the Capitol building — and he isn't done yet. During his Late Show monologue on Tuesday, the host turned his ...

Here's how to unblock and watch American Netflix from the UK

*SAVE 79%:* An 18-month subscription to ZenMate VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of Jan. 13, saving you 79% on list price. -------------------- There are many VPNs that are optimised for streaming, and whilst ZenMate VPN is not the best service for all sites, it's a great ...

Telegram hits 500 million active users amid WhatsApp backlash

Telegram is experiencing a surge of new users as many WhatsApp users reconsider their loyalty to the Facebook-owned chat platform.  On Tuesday, Telegram sent users a message saying the service has surpassed 500 million active users, with 25 million new users joining in the past 72 hours ...

Samsung updated 'The Frame' TV at CES, so Amazon put the 2020 model on sale

*SAVE UP TO $400:* Amazon has Samsung's The Frame 4K smart TV on sale for up to 13% off as of Jan. 13, with the smallest 32-inch model starting at just $547.99. -------------------- New year, new "The Frame." Initially released in 2017, Samsung announced some major upgrades ...

Ring Adds End-to-End Encryption For Video Streams

WebProNews Ring Adds End-to-End Encryption For Video Streams Ring has announced it is now offering end-to-end encryption to protect videos through the entire process. Ring Adds End-to-End Encryption For Video Streams Matt Milano

Jordan Klepper shares footage of Trump supporter tripping cameraman at Capitol

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper was on the ground when the pro-Trump mob violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, and the footage makes for unsurprisingly bleak viewing. During the course of the video above we see Trump supporters ranting to Klepper about a "fraudulent election," touting ...

Apple unveils new projects as part of $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

Apple announced several new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) on Wednesday, including the funding of a 50,000-square foot learning center in Atlanta. The company first made the initiative public at its Worldwide Developer Conference back ...

Toto's new 'Wellness Toilet' concept sounds great — but smart toilets are still a long way off

How does a toilet sound to you that, based on what you poop and pee, automatically gives you tips on how to eat healthier or detects early warning of an illness?  Amazing? Creepy? Maybe a little bit of column A, a little bit of column B? Well, it's coming, folks. It's just not clear ...

A NYC delivery service is taking the trash out of take-out – Future Blink

DeliverZero is a New York-based zero waste delivery service that finally brings reusable containers to take-out food.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Food Delivery, Delivery, Zero Waste, and Social Good

Dropbox Cutting 315 Jobs, 11% of Workforce

WebProNews Dropbox Cutting 315 Jobs, 11% of Workforce Dropbox has announced it is cutting some 315 jobs, or roughly 11% of its global workforce. Dropbox Cutting 315 Jobs, 11% of Workforce Matt Milano

Companies Working to Make Bikes and Scooters Safe, Help Them ‘Talk’ to Cars

WebProNews Companies Working to Make Bikes and Scooters Safe, Help Them ‘Talk’ to Cars Riding a bike or scooter may become much safer, as a coalition of companies is working to help them “talk” to cars and make drivers aware of their presence. Companies Working to Make Bikes and ...

Experience exceptional sound quality with these discounted Sennheiser headphones

*SAVE 56%:* The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wireless headphones are on sale for £75 on Amazon, saving you over £90 on list price. -------------------- It's quiet out there in the world of deals, but if you look hard enough, you can still find gems. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 ...

'Search Party' Season 4 is a magnificent horror movie

Dory Sief is dead. That's not a spoiler. But the Dory (Alia Shawkat) that we met in Season 1 of Search Party is certainly long gone by the Season 4 premiere which released today on HBO Max. She can never undo what she's done, unhear what people truly think of her, or unsee the person she ...

Android Auto is reading notifications in the wrong language — and Google’s solution is terrible

Over the past 18 months, some Android Auto users have reported that Android Auto is getting its languages confused and reading notifications in a garbled mess of words that make no sense. Based on what users are reporting, it seems that Google Assistant in the car-based app is attempting ...

Car screens didn't just go big at CES. They went 3D, with game-worthy graphics.

The upcoming Cadillac Lyriq SUV is the first electric car for the Cadillac car brand, but it's the reimagined dashboard display spanning 33 inches across that attracts the most attention. Mercedes-Benz also has a massive 56-inch Hyperscreen that will be available soon in its first ...

HBO Max's 'Locked Down' is not the fun COVID caper you're looking for

At some point in the past several months, pop culture created during the pandemic about the pandemic went from a cutting-edge novelty to just another fact of life: Of course it's in all our movies and shows now, because it's in everything now. Yet the strangeness of revisiting the very recent ...

This Lasko fan heater is a great, cheaper alternative to Dyson

*Save $35:* The all-seasons Lasko fan and space heater tower is on sale for $94.99 as of Jan. 14, down from $129.99 at both Amazon and Walmart. -------------------- If you're someone who always has a fan running in the summer and also breaks out the space heater during the ...

This cute AI pet will fill the deep, dark void in your life

If lockdown life has left you craving the companionship of a cuddly pet but you’re wary of dirty doggies and conniving kittens, a Japanese tech firm has created a more amenable alternative. Meet Moflin, an AI pet with “emotional capabilities that evolve like living animals.” The ...

Amazon Warehouse Workers Voting On Unionization

WebProNews Amazon Warehouse Workers Voting On Unionization Amazon warehouse workers are preparing to vote on whether to form the company’s first union. Amazon Warehouse Workers Voting On Unionization Matt Milano

Here's everything that happened at CES 2021

Whether you noticed or not, the annual Consumer Electronics Show did happen this year.  CES 2021 took place in January, even with the COVID-19 pandemic that's gripped the world for the past year and a democratic crisis in the United States that garnered most of the spotlight (and rightly ...

Week-by-week breakdown of my $15M virtual fundraising journey in 2020

My company was positioned to grow rapidly in 2020 — but that meant raising growth capital remotely in a shifting VC landscape. We ended up closing a $15 million Series A without ever meeting an investor in person. Here’s what that process looked like, along with a week-by-week breakdown ...

Consumer Groups Take Amazon to Task Over Prime Cancellation Process

WebProNews Consumer Groups Take Amazon to Task Over Prime Cancellation Process Amazon is coming under fire from consumer groups for how it handles Prime cancellation. Consumer Groups Take Amazon to Task Over Prime Cancellation Process Matt Milano

This online guide to trading stocks is on sale for under £40

*TL;DR:* The Premium Novice-to-Expert Day Trading and Technical Analysis Bundle is on sale for £36.62 as of Jan. 16, saving you 97% on list price. -------------------- Investing is not an easy subject to understand, no matter which way you swing it. And with the shape of the ...

Andrew Yang, NYC mayoral candidate, doesn't know what a bodega is

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang stepped into the national spotlight with his 2020 presidential run. While Yang dropped out of the race early, his policies such as implementing universal basic income earned him a fervent fan base known as the "Yang Gang."  Yang's newfound fame also led to a gig ...

Create engaging social media content for your brand with this course

*TL;DR:* The Complete Digital Content Marketing Mastery Bundle is on sale for £25.57 as of Jan. 16, saving you 97% on list price. -------------------- There's good content and there's great content. But here's a tip: your brand won't thrive on social media if your content ...

Learn a new language with a lifetime subscription to Babbel

*TL;DR:* A lifetime subscription to Babbel Language Learning is on sale for £131.66 as of Jan. 13, saving you 55% on list price. -------------------- It’s easy to fall into the same old stagnant routine — especially when you’re stuck at home with nowhere to go and nobody ...

YouTube removes Trump's latest video, blocks channel from posting for seven days

It's been a bad week for President Donald Trump's socials. First he was unceremoniously dumped by his longtime paramour Twitter. Then Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitch blocked him. Now YouTube has jumped into the fray, banning the president's channel after it breached the website's ...

Protect your online privacy with this free VPN

*SAVE 33%:* A two-year subscription to ProtonVPN is on sale for £5.90 per month as of Jan. 15, or you can try a free plan. -------------------- Are you looking for a free VPN? Are you finding the search frustrating due to lack of option that actually work? We know how you feel, ...

Access all of your favourite streaming sites with this cheap subscription

*SAVE 78%:* A two-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £2.19 per month, and includes an extra two months for free. -------------------- Streaming sites have arguably never been more important, as they collectively absorb everyone's need for entertainment ...

Save 82% on the latest CyberGhost VPN experience

*SAVE 82%:* A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale for £1.99 per month as of Jan. 16, and includes an extra three months for free. -------------------- Hackers are getting smarter and viruses are becoming more sophisticated, and it's up to online security ...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: No more 'beans,' but that's for the best

Sometimes making things less fun is for the best. Case in point: The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.  Just a handful of months after Samsung graced us with the delightfully bean-shaped (and genuinely good) Galaxy Buds Live, we've already got a more, uh, "professional" follow-up. At $199.99, the ...

The cast of 'One Night in Miami' on the power of Black voices

Much like their characters in the film, Leslie Odom Jr., Aldis Hodge, Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and director Regina King discuss the importance of amplifying every voice and finding community.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Leslie Odom Jr., Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Regina King

Electric air taxis could be coming to a city near you – Future Blink

[INS: Lilium :INS], a German air taxi company, has developed an electric jet that could one day change the way we get around.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Electric Vehicles, Lilium Aviation, Lilium, and Air Taxi

The death of Apple's Touch Bar is long overdue

I'm not going to get my hopes up, but it appears Apple may finally get rid of the stupid and much-loathed Touch Bar on its 2021 MacBook Pro.  According to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to replace the Touch Bar featured on its current crop of MacBooks and, instead, revert ...


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