Sun.Apr 04, 2021

Why Sony’s VR Ambitions May Outgrow PlayStation

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Everything we’ve heard about Sony’s next generation VR headset for PS5 thus far sounds… really quite good. For starters, we know PS5 can pull off much higher fidelity VR experiences than what’s possible with the PS4.

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Genetic research has a whiteness bias. H3Africa is trying to fix it

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African DNA is grossly underrepresented in genetic research, but a number of organizations have sprung up to address the problem. Features biology dei DNA genetics science

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Apple Caves to Russia and Begins Showing Russian Government-Approved Apps During iPhone Setup

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After reportedly calling the requirements of a new Russian law a security threat and threatening to pull out of the country, Apple caved and decided to let Russia have its way, saying it would allow users to install government-approved Russian apps during iPhone setup.

Hubble scientists update famous image of the stunning Veil Nebula

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Scientists at the Hubble Space Telescope have released a reworked image of the beautiful Veil Nebula, showing threads of ionized gas winding through space. News Hubble nebula space

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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Has Successfully Landed on the Surface of Mars

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is one step closer to taking its first flight on Mars.

Watch this spectacular light show using a record number of drones

Digital Trends

A spectacular drone show recently brought even more light to Shanghai's already colorful skyline, creating a new world record in the process. News drone Drones light show world record

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Here’s what the James Webb Space Telescope will study in its first year

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James Webb will investigate how stars are formed, research bodies within our solar system, and even search for the earliest galaxies in the universe. News ESA James Webb Space Telescope space

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Facebook data for 533 million users leaked in 2019 and hey, it's still out there

Mashable VR

A two-year-old problem is coming back to haunt Facebook in 2021, and in the process serving as a reminder to users that personal data, once leaked, really is out there forever.

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NASA’s Mars helicopter touches down on the Martian surface

Digital Trends

The first flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity is fast approaching. The helicopter has now been deployed by the rover and is sitting on the Martian surface. News ingenuity Mars NASA space

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Dammit, Google's ad about the COVID vaccine got me good

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Move over, Dear Sophie. There's a new Google ad tearjerker in town.

LG confirms it is closing down its mobile phone business

Digital Trends

Korean electronics giant LG has announced it is exiting the mobile phone business globally, with the decision coming after years of struggle in the sector. Mobile News LG mobile phones Phones

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YouTube apologies get taken to a ridiculous new level in 'SNL' parody

Mashable VR

With so many internet personalities attempting to apologize via the medium of YouTube after royally (and sometimes criminally) messing up in recent years, Saturday Night Live had a lot to work with in this sketch about YouTube apologies.

This comet is a pristine visitor from the earliest days of the solar system

Digital Trends

Observations of comet 2I/Borisov show that it has never passed near to a star before, and studying it could give clues to the makeup of the early solar system. News 2I/Borisov Comet solar system space

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter poses for a glamor shot as it touches down on Mars

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter successfully deployed onto the surface of Mars Saturday, its travel buddy the Perseverance rover capturing it posing triumphantly on the first Martian flight field.

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Lenovo Smart Frame review: Simple and with Google Photos in mind

Digital Trends

This isn't your ordinary frame. The Lenovo Smart Frame has a huge canvas that's powered by Google Photos. Smart Home Digital Photo Frame Google+ Photos Lenovo Lenovo Smart Frame

Matt Gaetz takes the 'SNL' hot seat in an all new episode of Britney Spears' talk show

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Last time we saw Chloe Fineman suit up as Britney Spears on Saturday Night Live for an imaginary talk show hosted by the pop star, it was Britney grilling Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (Aidy Bryant) after his ill-advised Cancún vacation during one of the worst climate events in his state's history.

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Sealed Super Mario Bros. game auctions for a whopping $660,000

Digital Trends

A factory-sealed copy of a Super Mario Bros. game bought in 1986 has just fetched a record $660K at auction. The game was recently discovered in a desk drawer. Gaming News auction Nintendo Super Mario Bros

Hollywood must bear some blame for the rise of QAnon

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Stop me if you've seen this one before. There's a guy (it's almost always a guy) who lives on the fringes of society, perhaps in a basement with a computer. He believes in a conspiracy theory that sounds a little nutty to his friends and family.

Sunday's Best Deals: Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Asus 27" Gaming Monitor, Car Seat Gap Fillers, Workout Bench, Digital Air Fryer, and More

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A certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro and an Insignia digital air fryer lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more.

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Treat yourself to a refurbished iPad Air for less than $200

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TL;DR: Get an iPad for cheap with this refurbished iPad Air bundle , on sale for $184.99 — a 62% savings — as of April 4. Shopping refurbished tech products can save you money and help cut down on electronic waste.

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Keep an Eye Out for Visitors With a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Only $95 Today

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Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro | $95 | Amazon Gold Box Read more. ring doorbell home automation publishing smart doorbell alexa internet technology internet technology crime mapping amazon

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Why LG is saying goodbye to its smartphone business

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LG is closing up shop on its mobile phone business, the company announced Sunday.

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5 fab to-do list apps for anyone who loves to check things off

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Who doesn't love a to-do list? For the digital-minded among us, to-do list apps are an amazing tool, especially if you aren't naturally organized. With a good one, you can create tasks for yourself, schedule future to-dos, and set reminders so you don't forget what needs to be done.

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Save over 40% on these Audio-Technica wireless headphones

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TL;DR: As of April 4, save 42% on these refurbished Audio Technica Solid Bass wireless over-the-ear headphones — get them for just $74.99.

Keep your knives in shape with this Kickstarter-funded sharpener

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TL;DR: Ensure your kitchen knives are at peak performance with the Angle Pro Knife Sharpener , on sale for 64% off. As of April 4, grab it for only $69.99. Slicing and dicing with a dull knife isn’t the most efficient way to spend time in your kitchen.

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Daniel Kaluuya's hilarious 'SNL' open takes us back to THAT Golden Globes moment

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The Golden Globes ceremony on Feb. 28 was a big night for Daniel Kaluuya. The star of Judas and the Black Messiah picked up a Best Supporting Actor win for his performance.

'Godzilla vs. Kong' scores pandemic-best box office even though it's also on HBO Max

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I've got to wonder how Christopher Nolan feels about all of this. Might Godzilla vs. Kong have picked up a bigger U.S. box office for its opening weekend had Warner Bros. not set it for a simultaneous release on HBO Max as part of an inventive plan for its 2021 release slate?

Power up 2 devices at once with this magnetic wireless charger on sale

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TL;DR: Keep your phone, Apple Watch, or AirPods charged up wherever you are with this Dual Magnetic Wireless Charger , on sale for 16% off. As of April 4, grab it for just $49.99. Fishing around for multiple cables whenever you need to charge your devices can be a chore.

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Perfect your putt from home with these golf gadget deals

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Admit it: Your putt could be more precise. But a little more practice off the course could make a major difference the next time you get back on. We've got the golf gadget deals to help you out. Here are four tools on sale as of April 4, each designed to help you work on your putt.

Trump’s campaign exploited default opt-in settings. It cost his supporters millions.

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Trump is gone from the White House, but his supporters are still feeling the hurt of his campaign's insidious fundraising tactics. A new report from the New York Times shows how the Trump campaign used default "opt in" checkboxes to eke as much money as possible out of unwitting donors.

'SNL' Weekend Update ponders why QAnon is so quiet about Matt Gaetz

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The Saturday Night Live Weekend Update crew obviously had some things to say about Matt Gaetz's seemingly looming legal troubles. But he's such a difficult target to resist that co-host Colin Jost brought the segment back to the Florida congressman after the focus shifted to other matters.