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This Posture Gadget Shamed Me Into Sitting Straighter But I'm Still a Gargoyle

I’ve always been a sloucher. It’s impossible to be a tech blogger, curled over a keyboard most hours of the day, and not have terrible posture. I only realized how big of a problem it was after a recent yoga class. While lying down in corpse pose, the class instructor walked past, looked at my shriveled body, and…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Posture, Consumer Tech, Failing Hard On My 2020 Resolutions Woo, Upright 2 Go


Gyms Now Offering Perks for Working Out With an Apple Watch

The plan is that soon you’ll be able to waltz into a gym, connect your Apple Watch to a treadmill, and earn cash back or a free watch just for showing up.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Gyms, Consumer Tech, Applewatch, Data Up For Sale


3 of the Most Common Mobile Scams and How to Stop Them

Our phones carry so much of our lives these days—our social networks, access to our banks, home security apps—that keeping them safe and protected is of paramount importance. These are three of the most common ways your phone can be hacked, and how to stop them.Read more...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Scams


Modernize Your Apartment With These Discounted Yamazaki Pieces for 15% Off

15% Off Yamazaki Homewares | HuckberryRead more...
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YouTube’s Content Moderators Are Asked to Contractually Acknowledge the Job Can Give Them PTSD

The contractors charged with keeping YouTube clean from the vilest forms of content that surface on the platform are reportedly being coerced to sign agreements acknowledging that the job could have a severe impact on their mental health, seemingly making any job-related fallout the responsibility of those workers…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Youtube, Mental Health, Content Moderation


Tinder's New Panic Button Is Sharing Your Data With Ad-Tech Companies

Tinder has a proven track record of providing a dating platform to some less-than-stellar men who have been accused of raping—and in one grisly case, dismembering—women they’ve met through the platform. But even when the company does something right, there are still privacy trade-offs to consider.Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Tinder, We Live In Hell


Scientists have cracked the formula for a perfect cup of coffee

Have you ever wondered why the coffee you make at home tastes different from the drinks you buy in cafes? Or why coffee from the same place can taste different throughout the week? You may be quick to blame the barista for changing the recipe, but our recent study, published in Matter, suggests that this variation is down to an inherent inconsistency of common brewing methods. Luckily, we believe to have discovered a path to making a great espresso – to your taste – every time. The quality of a ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Syndication


Thursday's Best Deals: Hot Sauce, AirPods Pro, Google Home, Backcountry, and More

A Cuisinel Gold Box, Vizio surround sound system, hot honey, and Harry Potter wands lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Harry Potter, Cuisinel Gold Box Vizio


Why I Went Birdwatching at a Particle Physics Lab

We drove past the perfect-circle frozen pond delineating the Booster—the second in a sequence of Fermilab’s particle accelerators—and then onto the 2-mile ring road that traces the tunnel that houses the Main Injector accelerator. Along the road are unfrozen ponds filled with water used for cooling research equipment,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Birdwatching, Particle physics, Birding, Fermilab, Birdmodo, Twigs Boson


Inking the Dark Side: What This Artist Learned From 20 Years of Star Wars Tattooing

Many Star Wars fans are passionate, but few make their passion as permanent as Needles. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, Science, Disney, Tattoos, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Obi Wan Kenobi


Drug Company Founder Gets 5 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme to Boost Opioid Profits

John Kapoor, the founder of Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced to just over five years in prison Thursday, far short of the 15 years that federal prosecutors had asked for after he was first found guilty in Boston last year.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Boston, Arizona, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Vultures, Insys Therapeutics, Drug Companies, John Kapoor


TikTok Teens Are Dipping Their Balls in Soy Sauce and Lighting Their Houses on Fire

Typically, blog posts open with a broad statement establishing a thesis, which the writer then substantiates with evidence in order to make a point. In exceptional cases, there’s just information so senseless that it needs no interpretation; in others, the writer isn’t positioned to take a stance on an issue when it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Challenge, Tiktok


Shanghai Disneyland Closes to Halt Spread of Virus That Has Killed 26 and Sickened 881

Shanghai Disneyland will close its gates on Saturday in an effort to stop the spread of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 26 people and sickened at least 881, primarily in China. It’s not known when the theme park may reopen.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Shanghai Disneyland


Report: Disney's Obi-Wan TV Show Is on Hold, for Now [Updated]

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Obi Wan Kenobi, Deborah Chow, Disney Plus


Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Love, Netflix, Animation, Sexuality, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Lgbtq, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts


Report: Disney's Obi-Wan TV Show Is on Hold, for Now

Obi-Wan Kenobi first fell on the Death Star. He may have just fallen again in a corporate boardroom.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Obi Wan Kenobi, Deborah Chow, Disney Plus


Pick Up a $100 Gift Card with the Purchase of a Google Pixel 3a for $349, or a 3a XL for $429

Pixel 3a with $100 Amazon Gift Card | $349 | AmazonPixel 3a XL with $100 Amazon Gift Card | $429 | AmazonRead more...
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Ditch Your Moldy Old Toothbrush Holder and Replace It With a $12 Joseph Joseph Storage Caddy

Joseph Joseph EasyStore Bathroom Storage Organizer Caddy | $12 | AmazonRead more...
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Satellite to Go Boom

DirecTV is rushing to move one of its satellites to a lower orbit due to the likelihood it will go boom, pow, kablam, rattle-rattle-bang, Space News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Fcc, Federal Communications Commission, Satellites, DirecTV, Space News, BAM


Slip Into a New Pair Of Converse During This 30% Off Clearance Sale

30% Off Sale and Clearance | Converse | Promo code WINTER30Read more...
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7 Things We Loved (and 7 We Didn't) About Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has returned with Part 3, which sees Sabrina fighting for her spot as Queen of Hell while the coven grapples with a traveling band of pagans. Did we like it? In short: It’s a bit of a mixed bag.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Witches, Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Gavin Leatherwood, Liked Vs Didnt


14th-Century Steambath Discovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists in Mexico City have uncovered a pre-Hispanic steambath dating back to the 14th century. Its location in the city’s historic district confirms the whereabouts of a vibrant neighborhood that once stood in Tenochtitlán—an ancient urban center that eventually became Mexico City.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Mexico City, Anthropology, Tenochtitlan, Mesoamericans, Pre Hispanic Mexico


20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

Two more cities in China are being placed on lockdown in an attempt by Chinese authorities to control the spread of a deadly new virus called 2019-nCoV and avoid a global epidemic. The SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people and sickened more than 570, spreading to at least four countries outside China so far.Read more...
Tags: Science, Airports, Cdc, China, Who, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Pneumonia, Epidemic, Sars, Centers for Disease Control, Outbreaks, PHEIC, Pandemic, Huanggang


This Kershaw Pocket Knife is Selling For Just $8, Right Now

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Scientist says aliens in UFOs might be Earthlings from the future

We’ve been chasing ET for millennia with nothing concrete to show for it. Aside from conspiracy theory claims that the US government has an alien spacecraft hidden away somewhere, the search for alien life has been a complete bust. Michael Masters, a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Technological University in Butte, thinks that could be because UFOs are piloted by humans from the future, not aliens from another planet. For countless people, the existence of UFOs is undeniable. Ma...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, US, Tech, US Navy, Montana Technological University in Butte


Sonos Backpedals, Says 'All Products Will Work Past May'

Just a few short days ago, Sonos dropped the bomb that some of its older products would no longer receive software updates starting in May 2020. In the initial announcement, Sonos reasoned that the ‘legacy products’ were all reaching the end of their useful life. It then told users they could either recycle the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Speakers, Sonos


This Winter Running Gear is So Good That It Will Make You Forget You're Running

Running is hard. Winter is cold. When you put the two of them together, it can feel like a mishmash of the Seventh Circle of (Frozen) Hell. Amiright?Read more...
Tags: Science, Running Gear


Save Up to 50% Off Top Brands During Backcountry's Pre-Semi Annual Sale

Pre-Semi Annual Sale | BackcountryRead more...
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Google's Having Second Thoughts About Its Dogshit Redesign

Over the years, Google’s become somewhat notorious for killing off its projects, beloved or otherwise. The most recent casualty happened today, with the announcement that the company’s backing off of a controversial search engine update—one that made organic search results and paid-for placements Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Search Engines, Monopolies Are Bad


The Trump Administration Just Gutted Clean Water Protections

The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers just removed federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small waterways and many of the nation’s wetlands. Later today, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler will announce the change at a conference of the National…Read more...
Tags: Science, Water, Epa, Trump, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Army Corps Of Engineers, WOTUS, Andrew Wheeler, Rollbacks



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