This Robot Plays the Perfect Sad Trombone for 2021

When it comes to the perfect accompaniment to 2021, there can be nothing better than the RoboTrombo, a project by iSax Laboratories whose primary goal was to create a MIDI-controlled brass instrument “that could play any song.”Read more...
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Venmo's New Check-Cashing Feature Will Let You Deposit Your Covid Stimulus for Free

Venmo just introduced a check-cashing feature to its popular mobile payment service, and in a magnanimous move, it’s also temporarily waving the standard 1% fee for anyone cashing a covid stimulus check. TechCrunch reports Venmo’s new Cash a Check service is rolling out to select iOS and Android users as of this…Read more...
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Iron Age Settlement With Large Roundhouses and Roman Trinkets Found in the UK

Over the course of 2020, a patchwork of circles were dug out from below the topsoil of Tye Green, Cressing in England. The circles—each a ring of polygonal depressions—were the footprints of large structures, all that remained of a settlement that began in the late Iron Age and lasted through the Roman conquest of…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of January 4, 2021

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Cheaper 5G Phones Are on the Way Thanks to Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 480 CPU

One of the biggest issues with 5G is the impact it has on phone prices, often increasing the cost of current handsets by around $100 or more compared to standard 4G phones. But with the introduction of its new Snapdragon 480 chip, Qualcomm is looking to make 5G phones much more affordable. Read more...
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Two Upcoming NASA Missions Will Study Earth-Threatening Space Weather

Two new missions to explore the Sun and Earth’s auroras could vastly improve our understanding of the complex interactions responsible for potentially dangerous space weather.Read more...
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Hulu With Live TV Snaps Up Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and More New Channels

Hulu’s live TV offering is getting more than a dozen new channels through a multi-year deal with ViacomCBS.Read more...
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Don’t Miss January 2021’s Biggest, Must-Play Games You Can Pre-Order Now

Most Anticipated: Hitman 3 | $60 | Amazon
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The more contagious UK variant of COVID-19 has been found in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seen attending a press conference on September 29, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty A man living in upstate New York has tested positive for a new variant of the coronavirus that is believed to be more contagious. The new variant was first detected in the UK last month and was found in Southern California last week. The variant has also been found in Colorado and Florida. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The new, likely mo...
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Apple, This Isn't What I Meant When I Said Fitness+ Needs Goals

When Fitness+ dropped a few weeks ago, we were pretty impressed by the launch, but the service isn’t perfect. One of our gripes was that you could only filter workouts by music, length, and trainer—those of us hoping to browse by goal (i.e., run a 5K, working your way to a pull-up, etc.) or intensity were out of luck.…Read more...
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U.S. May Stretch Out Covid-19 Vaccine Supply With Half-Doses

The U.S. federal government is scrambling to increase the limited supply of covid-19 vaccines. A new proposal suggests doling out half-doses of the Moderna vaccine to some people, but it’s not yet clear whether Moderna or health agencies like the Food and Drug Administration would be on board for the idea, nor whether…Read more...
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Windows 10 Update Will Get Rid of Flash Once and for All

Adobe Flash, the multimedia software platform that powered so many pre-YouTube animated videos like Homestar Runner, is officially ancient technology. As of December 31, 2020, Adobe stopped supporting the software, and now Microsoft is telling every Windows 10 user it’s time to ditch it if they haven’t already.Read more...
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What's the Best Scratching Post for My Beautiful Cat?

Because life wasn’t changing enough in 2020, I decided to get my first ever pet at the tail end of last year. My new partner in crime is a black and white little rescue named Mirah, who is an angel on Earth. Mirah is a pretty chill 1-year-old who’s unphased by just about everything. During New Year’s Eve, she just…Read more...
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The Terrifying Reason We're Talking About Lizard Squad Again

Today, former Trump legal representative L. Lin Wood shared some supposedly earth-shattering information about a cabal of intelligence officers from “10 of the world’s most well-known & ‘elite’ agencies” [sic] whose alleged mission is to blackmail powerful people by forcing them to have sex with children at gunpoint.…Read more...
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SpaceX Will Try to ‘Catch’ Its Starship Boosters Instead of Landing Them

Not content to keep things simple or easy, SpaceX plans to catch its upcoming Super Heavy booster rockets at the launch tower, allowing for subsequent relaunches a mere one hour later. Read more...
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How to Claim Your Free Year of Discovery+ Through Verizon

Verizon customers can snag up to 12 months of the brand new Discovery+ streaming service for free. Here’s how to get it.Read more...
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*DRAGON’S BREATH* Early Math Estimation Counting Game

We love dragon everything – books, action figures, costumes… It was high time we found a favorite dragon game! Haba has been one of our favorite game makers of all time, especially for preschool/early elementary games. They are so colorful, have lovable themes, high quality components, and are so fun to play!   In Dragon’s […]
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UK to move to highest coronavirus alert level as full lockdowns loom

Boris Johnson to make TV announcement on Monday night after pressure to tackle soaring infection rate Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government is expected to announce new steps to control the spread of coronavirus, as the chief medical officers recommended that the UK move to the highest coronavirus alert level.Boris Johnson is due to make a TV address on Monday evening where he is set to announce mass school closures and tight lockdown restrictions. MPs will be...
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Samsung Finally Announced the Galaxy Unpacked Event We All Knew About: Here's What's Coming

After weeks of rumors, Samsung has finally announced its next Galaxy Unpacked Event scheduled for January 14, and it couldn’t have come at a better time because recently a number of new leaks have spilled the beans on what we’re expecting to see at Samsung’s next big product showcase. Read more...
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Monday's Best Deals: PlayStation Plus, Hydrow Connected Rower, Disney Store Sale, Stasher Reusable Food Bags, Kingdom Hearts Games, Charter Club Sheets, and More

PlayStation Plus and the Hydrow Connected Rower lead Monday’s best deals.Read more...
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Combining Mario Kart Live With Lego Super Mario Creates the Ultimate IRL Video Game Experience

Assuming everyone was getting tired of spending every waking hour playing video games while socially distancing at home, Nintendo released two IRL video game experiences last year that, it turns out, can be unofficially combined to create an even better real-life Mario experience.Read more...
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Cobra Kai Season 3's Big Spoiler Questions Answered by the Producers

The third season of Cobra Kai has now been out four days. How many times have you watched the whole thing? Six? Seven? We’re kidding of course but you’d better have finished it if you want to read what’s below. io9 did a Zoom chat with creators and executive producers of the Karate Kid show, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden…Read more...
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How to Create Custom Emojis and Where You Can Actually Use Them

Was there ever a time that we were able to communicate without emojis? It’s difficult to remember, but these little icons are now an essential part of our digital communications, and if the thousands of currently available options aren’t enough for you, then you can create your own—and we’re going to show you how to…Read more...
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Roku Reportedly Looking to Buy Quibi's Rotting Corpse

Quibi’s spectacular flameout in 2020 drags on into the new year. After raising a $1.75 billion war chest to launch the next big thing in on-the-go video, the streaming network only managed to keep the lights on for six months. Now the video vultures are circling over Quibi’s substantial catalog of content, and Roku is…Read more...
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Is the human gaze a physical force?

Is the human gaze a physical force? It sure feels like it sometimes. Princeton University researchers scanned subjects' brains to gain insight into why we subconsciously interpret "other people's visual attention as an invisible, force-carrying beam projecting from the eyes." This isn't about the paranormal investigations into whether you can "feel" when someone is staring at you from behind, but rather how experiencing gaze as a physical thing is a cognitive shortcut that helps us quickly inter...
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It Begins: Get Cyberpunk 2077 on PC for $40

Cyberpunk 2077 (PC) | $40 | Eneba | Use code CYBERPUNK2040Read more...
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Los Angeles Is the Most Climate-Vulnerable County in the U.S.

Thanks to global warming, climate disasters are set to impact pretty much every corner of the world, but of course, some places are getting hit first and worst. A new federal report shows which parts of the U.S. are most in danger. Read more...
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The UK's new coronavirus variant is overwhelming hospitals as data suggests it may kill many more than the previous version

Ambulances line up outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in London, January 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The UK government is scrambling to handle a huge increase in coronavirus cases, with pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to impose a national lockdown.  A preliminary study said the new variant of the virus first identified in the UK has a "substantial transmission advantage," giving weight to earlier fears that ...
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Row With a Remote Crew From Home With the Hydrow Connected Rower, Now $250 Off

Hydrow Connected Rower | $1,995 | Best Buy
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Save 44% on These Sporty Mpow Flame Wireless Earbuds Perfect For Your Next Run

Mpow Flame Wireless Earbuds | $28 | Amazon
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